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Full text of "The Jarvis family : or, The descendants of the first settlers of the name in Massachusetts and Long Island, and those who have more recently settled in other parts of the United States and British America"

THE 



JAEVIS FAMILY; 



V i / 
OR, 






THE DESCENDANTS 






THE FIRST SETTLERS OF THE NAME IN MASSACHUSETTS 
AND LONG ISLAND, 



THOSE WHO HAVE MORE RECENTLY SETTLED IN OTHER PARTS OF 
THE UNITED STATES AND BRITISH AMERICA. 

COLLECTED AND COMPILED BY 

GEORGE A. JAR VIS, OF NEW YORK; 

GEORGE MURRAY JARV1S, OF OTTAWA, CANADA; 

WILLIAM JAR VIS WETMORE, OF NEW YORK; 

ASSISTED BY 

ALBfiED HARDING, OF BROOKLYN, N. Y. 



HARTFORD : 

PRESS OF THE CASE, LOCKWOOD & BRAINARD COMPANY 

1879. 



PREFACE. 



AHOUT five years have now elapsed since we first conceived the 
project of tracing the genealogy of the Jarvis Family in this 
country. Letters were written to prominent men of the name in 
different parts of the United States and British America, from 
many of whom favorable responses were received. Several in 
Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were highly interested, 
offering their valuable collections to aid the enterprise. Many, 
also, in the United States were equally interested, and offered their 
collections and any aid within their power. The addresses of 
different members of families were sought out and solicited, and 
1) undreds of letters written for any records, sketches, steel and 
lithograph engravings, or any items of history connected with the 
name, worthy of being transmitted to posterity. Many responded 
promptly; some, by indifference, delayed the work; while others 
neglected altogether to notice our applications. From these causes 
there will be found some fragmentary and skeleton records, which 
must cause regret to those whose remissness has made it impossible 
for the ( 'on i) tilers to give more perfect account of their families. 

We have adopted a tabular form of exhibiting the records, 
believing that it will be more easily understood than the plan 
usually followed in works of the kind. We have, also, aimed to 
present, not only the dates of births, but also, when they could be 
procured, the marriages and deaths, something which is often 
neglected in genealogies. Many of our friends who have favored 
us with sketches, have granted us the privilege of .revising them. 
\Ve have assumed this prerogative in regard to all, but have 
endeavored not to change the meaning, or leave out any import- 
ant item. For this act we ask the indulgence of our friends. 

In a work like this, receiving records from various sources, 
many of them written in an obscure hand, the chirography not 
plain, and sometimes almost illegible, and figures and dates being- 
very numerous, it would not be strange if, with all our vigilance, 



iv PREFACE. 

some errors crept in. It would seem almost a miracle if they did 
not. 

The different spellings, too, of some names has given us much 
trouble, but we have taken the utmost care to* get the proper spell- 
ing, and make the work in that respect as correct as possible. 

In the Appendix will be found many interesting historical and 
other documents in connection with the name, and especially in 
relation to those members of the Family who lived during, the 
period of the Revolution. The lists of births, marriages, and 
deaths, it has been deemed important to preserve as aids to those 
families whose records are imperfect, and as helps to subsequent 
researches. 

All genealogies that we have met with have been more or less 
fragmentary in their beginning. Ours is peculiarly so. We have 
found many important branches, but have been unable to trace 
them to one root, hence we have been obliged to take the evidences 
of the descendants of each branch for the origin of their forefathers, 
and leave it to some more successful aspirant to finish what we 
have been unable to accomplish. 

Our book commences with a chart entitled the "Genealogy of 
Gothic Nations," taken from a work called u The Norman Peo- 
ple ; " not that we claim that the Jarvis Family dates back to the 
period from which this chart traces the origin of these nations, 
but insert it as a document which may be of interest and informa- 
tion to our readers. 

At the end of our volume will be found a Family Register for 
the records of births, marriages, deaths, or any facts or incidents 
that may be worthy of note. This, if made use of, will be a 
convenience to every family, and a great desideratum in case another 
genealogy should be determined on hereafter. 

In collecting the materials for this genealogy from so wide a 
field of inquiry, much labor and expense has been incurred, and, 
as we have already said, some errors will undoubtedly be found, 
for which the indulgent consideration of those for whom it has 
been prepared is respectfully solicited. 

In conclusion, the hearty thanks of the Authors are most grate- 
fully given to the many friends and relatives who have tendered 
their valuable contributions and services in aid of this enterprise, 
without which its progress would have been greatly retarded, if 
not wholly abandoned. Among the many, permit us to name the 
following: Dr. Edward Jarvis, Dorchester, Mass.; the late Hon. 



PREFACE. V 

Kent Jarvis, Massillon, Ohio; Gapt. P. C. Jarvis, Huntington, L. I.; 
Mr. Charles F. Osborn, Norwalk, Conn.; Mrs. Mary P. S. Cutts, 
Brattleboro, Vt.; Hon. John B. Jervis, Rome, N. Y.; Dr. Milton 
B. Jarvis, Canastota, N. Y.; Mr. John Head Jarvis, Bangor, Me.; 
Rev. Herbert M. Jarvis, Nova Scotia. 

NEW YORK, January 13, 1879. 



CONTENTS. 



PAGE. 

PREFACE, . iii 

GENEALOGY OF GOTHIC NATIONS, . ix 

INTRODUCTION, ... 1 

PARLIAMENTARY WRITS, 3 

EXTRACTS FROM BURKE'S LANDED GENTRY, . 

DESCENDANTS OF STEPHEN JARVIS OF HUNTINGTON, L I., 18 

WILLIAM JARVIS " 13 

THOMAS JARVIS 154 

JONATHAN JARVIS 175 

NATHANIEL JARVIS 193 

MOSES JARVIS 198 

NATHANIEL JARVIS OF BOSTON, MASS., . '200 

JOHN JARVIS " 234 

FRAGMENTARY RECORDS, . 246 
APPENDIX: 

A. TOWN ORDER, . . 249 

B. LAW SUITS, ASSAULT AND BATTERY, AND THE RED EAR 

KISSING, . 249 

C. NAMES AND INCIDENTS, FURNISHED BY DR. EDWARD JARVIS 

OF MASSACHUSETTS, ..... 250 

D. EXTRACTS FROM THE RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF HUN- 

TINGTON, L. I . . 252 

E. TAX LIST FROM STATE DOCUMENTS, HUNTINGTON, L. I., 1683, 261 

F. CONTRACT BETWEEN JOSEPH WOOD AND WILLIAM JARVIS, 261 

G. LIST OF BIRTHS AND MARRIAGES, FURNISHED BY DR. 

EDWARD JARVIS OF MASSACHUSETTS, .... 263 

H. DEED OF JOSEPH WOOD TO WILLIAM JARVIS, . 264 
I. LIST OF MARRIAGES AND BAPTISMS, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 

HUNTINGTON, L. I., .... . ''(ill 
J. LISTS OF MEMBERS OF PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, HUNTING 

TON, L. I., . 273 

K. CONTRACT OF SAMUEL STRATTON AND WILLIAM JARVIS, 274 

L. EXTRACT FROM LETTER OF REV. DR. BEARDSLEY, . . 275 

M. FROM "NEW YORK BOOK OF -MARRIAGES, 11 . . . 275 
N. EXTRACTS FROM "OLD TIMES IN HUNTINGTON," BY HON. 

HENRY C. PLATT, . 27l> 

O. LIST OF PERSONS WHO TOOK THE OATH OF LOYALTY AND 

PEACEABLE BEHAVIOR, . 281 



CONTENTS. Vll 

PAGE. 

P. CONFISCATION DEED OF PROPERTY OF BENJAMIN JARVIS, 281 
Q. PETITION OF THE INHABITANTS OF HUNTINGTON, L. I., TO 

ROBERT DIGBY, REAR ADMIRAL OF THE RED, . . 283 

R. PETITION TO GOV. GEO. CLINTON, 283 

S. LETTER FROM REV. ABRAM JARVIS TO REV. SAMUEL PETERS, 

LONDON, . 284 

T. THE LOYALISTS. EXTRACT FROM " LOSSING'S FIELD BOOK 

OF THE REVOLUTION," 287 

U. SKETCH OF JUDGE NELSON JARVIS WATERBURY, . 289 
VALEDICTORY, ... . .319 
INDEX: 

I. DESCENDANTS NAMED JARVIS, . . . 321 

II. NAMES OF PERSONS WHO HAVE MARRIED INTO THE JARVIS 

FAMILY, AND NAMES OF DESCENDANTS BEARING OTHER 
SURNAMES .335 

ERRATA, . 348 

FAMILY RECORD. 



PORTRAITS AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS. 



PAGE. 

COAT OP ARMS (MODERN), . . . Frontispiece. 

COAT OF ARMS (ANCIENT), .... 2 

PORTRAIT RT. REV. ABRAHAM JARVIS, D.D., . 19 

HEZEKIAH JARVIS, ... 25 

"JARVIS HOUSE, 1 ' NORWALK, CT., ... . 26 
HYMN AND MUSIC BY JOHN JARVIS AND DR. WILLIAM JARVIS 

WETMORE, ... 32 

PORTRAIT REV. SAMUEL F. JARVIS, S.T.D., LL.D., . 45 

NOAH JARVIS, . 50 

REV. WM. JARVIS, . . 55 

GEO. A. JARVIS, . 86 

COL. SAMUEL COLT, . 92 

GEO. C. JARVIS, M.D., . 115 

" THOS. NEWTON JARVIS, . 117 

MILTON B. JARVIS, M.D., . . .118 

NELSON J. WATERBURY, . U34 

HON. KENT JARVIS, . . . 164 

HON. JOHN B. JERVIS, LL.D., . 180 

HON. WILLIAM JARVIS (CONSUL), . . 213 

"RESIDENCE OF SAMUEL G. JARVIS, M.D.," CLAREMONT, N. H., . 223 

"JARVIS HOUSE" (CoL. RUSSELL JARVIS), CLAREMONT, N. H., . 223 

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" Jervis, Jervies, Jervoys, Jervoise, Jarveis, Gervaise, Gervays, Gerveis, 
Garveys, Garvies, Jarvis, Jervies, Jurvie, Jarvice, Gervase, Gervais, Ger- 
vasius, Gervys, are supposed to be one and the same name. " Patronymica 

l>rit<uimca. 

Until within a brief period, the people of this country have 
manifested but little interest in their genealogies. This has, in a 
great measure, resulted from the character of our institutions, 
under which every citizen is mainly the architect of his own for- 
tune, and is too much occupied with his own pursuits to devote 
much time to the character and history of his ancestors. 

Having no law of primogeniture or hereditary titles of honor, 
the children in this country, of the same family, all start in the 
race of life upon the same plane, and are severally intent upon 
the acquisition of wealth and influence, social and political, for 
themselves and 'their families. 

Of late, however, more attention has been paid to this subject, 
and as the country increases in population, wealth, and refinement, 
a still deeper interest will be manifested in genealogical researches, 
as there are few families among us who do not number within 
their circles some members, who, by their unaided efforts, have 
attained honorable distinction in private or public life. 

Such examples have a silent but potent influence in the forma- 
tion of character. Even the delineation of the foibles, as well as 
of the virtues of our immediate ancestors, may be turned to good 
account, by exciting an emulation of their good qualities and a 
desire to avoid the dangers which proved disastrous to them. 

Besides the gratification which every intelligent man has in a 
knowledge of his ancestry, this subject assumes a growing import- 
ance to those who are to come after us, as furnishing reliable 
materials for the future historian. 

Though our country is still in its infancy, the descendants of the 
founders of our government, who were mainly of English origin, 
1 



2 INTRODUCTION. 

and who have but just passed from the first stage of their noble 
achievements, find it extremely difficult, in many cases, to trace 
with certainty their descent from those who first emigrated from 
Great Britain to the Colonies. These difficulties are due, in a 
great measure, to the upheaval of society, to the disruption of 
families, whose members took different sides in the fierce struggles 
of the Revolution, and to the destruction of public records which 
occurred during that eventful period. 

Within the last half century, the general spirit of enterprise of 
the people of the Eastern and Middle States, and their disposition 
to better their condition by emigrating to the great West, have 
had the effect, for the time being, to sunder family ties, and, by 
forming new relationships, to weaken and, in a measure, obliterate 
their early associations of home. 

These causes, while they increase the difficulties of obtaining 
proper materials necessary for the compilation of full and correct 
genealogies, make it more important to collect and preserve such 
as remain from further obliteration, and, perhaps, entire loss. 

These general remarks apply with peculiar force to the widely 
extended and influential JARVIS families and their descendants, 
who are found in almost every State of the Union, and, by the 
unfortunate division of the family during the Revolution, in the 
British Provinces of North America. In every branch of these 
families are found men of talent and exalted worth. 

That a full and comprehensive genealogy has not already been 
prepared is much to be regretted, and it is hoped the present 
attempt, if it have no other effect, will induce others to carry for- 
ward this object to a successful completion. 

It is generally conceded that the Jarvis families of the United 
States and of British America are of English extraction, though 
originally from Normandy, whence they emigrated into England. 

The name of JARVIS, according to the " Dictionaire de la Noblesse 
de France," par De la Cherraye, Desbois et Badier, Troisieme 
Edition, is French, the original name being GERVAIS. Their 
seat was at Bretagne, and the first name found is Jean Gervais, 
who lived about the year 1400. In a work entitled " The Norman 
People, and their existing Descendants in the British Dominions 
and the United States of America," appears the name Richard 
Gervasius of Normandy, who lived as early as the year 1180. 
The arms of the Gervais family of Bretagne was a shield "D' or, a 
une pomme de pin, placee au canton dextre du chef; et un chouette 



INTRODUCTION. 3 

placee au canton senestre accompagnee en pointe d'un crapaud, le 
tout de sable." 

We have had an engraving made of this old coat of arms, the 
most ancient we have found to have been used by the Jarvis 
family, and present it to our readers as of interest on that account. 
We have, also, had an engraving made of one of the coats of arms 
used by the Jarvises in this country, and publish it as the frontis- 
piece to this work. The motto, "ADVERSIS MAJOR, PAR SECUNDIS" 
(Strong in Prosperity, Stronger in Adversity), has been nobly 
lived up to by many of those whose records are contained in the 
following pages. 

The changes of the name from GERVASIUS to Gervais, Jervis, 
Jarvie, and so on to Jarvis, have by no means clouded or in any 
way obscured the original patronymic. The name is strikingly 
the same through all its variations, as- well as the features and the 
peculiar characteristics of the people. Through the long lapse of 
years, indeed centuries, amid confusion and strife, political wran- 
gling, oppressive wars, and unholy crusades, their escutcheon has 
never been tarnished. 

By the kindness of a member of the family who has taken an 
active interest in this work, we are enabled to publish the follow- 
ing summary of Parliamentary Writs, and some extracts from 
"Burke's Landed Gentry," in which the name of Jarvis, in some 
of its various spellings, occurs. This will serve to show the hon- 
orable records that some of the Jarvises have made, and, also, the 
antiquity of the family in England, since most of these writs are 
dated in the early part of the 14th century. 



PARLIAMENTARY WRITS, ETC., VOL. II, PART 3. 
A.D. 

1315. Gervaise, John (Johannes Gervays), Manucaptor of Thomas Croul, 

Burgess, returned for Portsmouth. 8 Edward II. 
Gervaise, John (Johannes Gereves, Gerves, Gerveys). 

1318. Gereves, Johannes, Burgess, returned for Helston-Parliament 

at York, in three weeks of St. Michael, 20th October. 12 
Edward II. 

1319. Gerves, Johannes, Burgess, returned for Helston-Parliament at 

York, in one month from Easter, 6th May. 12 Edward II. 

1320. Gerveys, Johannes, Burgess, returned for Helston-Parliament at 

Westminster, in eight days of St. Michael, 6th October. 14 
Edward II. 



4 INTRODUCTION. 

A.D. 

1322. Genes, Johannes, Burgess, returned for Helston-Parliarnent at 

York, in three weeks of Easter, 2d May, 15 Edward II. 
Gerves, Johannes, Manucaptor of Johannes de Trelau, Burgess, 

returned for Helston. 17 Edward II. 
Gervaise, Peter (Petrus Gerveis, Gerveyse). 

1316. Gerveyse, Petrus, Citizen, returned for "Worcester, obtains his 

writ de expensis for attendance at Parliament at Lincoln, in 
fifteen days of St. Hilary, 27th January, until Friday next 
after the feast of St. Valentine, 20th February; tested at Lin- 
coln, 20th February. 9 Edward II. 

Gerveis, Petrus, Manucaptor of Johannes Bacon, Citizen, re- 
turned for Worcester. 12 Edward II. 
Gervaise, Richard (Ricardus Gerves, Gerveys). 

1319. Gerves, Ricardus, Manucaptor of Johannes Gerves, Burgess, 

returned for Helston. 12 Edward II. 

1320. Gerveys, Ricardus, Manucaptor of Johannes Gerveys, Burgess, 

returned for Helston. 14 Edward II. 

1326. Gervaise, Robert (Robertus Gerveys), of the Township of Framling- 
ham, attend the array and muster of the 100 of loose in the 
County of Suffolk on Thursday next after the feast of St. 
George, 24th April. 19 Edward II. 

Gervaise, Richard (Richard Gervays), one of the inquest impanelled 
for the County of Bucks in execution of the commission of 
array; tested at York, 31st October. 16 Edward II. 

Gervaise, Robert (Robertus Gerves, Gerveys). 

1319. Gerves, Robertus, Manucaptor of Johannes Gerves, Burgess, 

returned for Helston. 12 Edward II. 

1320. Gerveys, Robertus, Manucaptor of Johannes Gerveys, Burgess, re- 

turned for Helston. 14 Edward II. 

Gervaise, Roger (Rogerus Gerveys), Burgess, returned for Hertford- 
Parliament at Westminster, in eight days of St. Michael, 6th 
October. 14 Edward II. 

Gervaise Thomas (Thomas Gerveis, Gerveys). 

1311. Gerveis, Thomas, Citizen, returned for Exeter, obtains his writ 

de expensis for attendance at the Parliament at Westminster, 
from the morrow of St. Martin, 12th November, to Saturday 
next after the feast of St. Lucia the Virgin, 18th December; 
tested at Westminster, 18th December. 5 Edward II. 
Gerveys, Thomas, Citizen, returned for Exeter-Parliament at 
Westminster, on Sunday next after the feast of St. Matthew 
the Apostle, 23d September. 7 Edward II. 

Gervais, Thomas (Thomas Gerveys), Manucaptor of Thomas de 
Burgh, Knight of the Shire, returned for Cambridge. 5 
Kdward II. 

1315. Gervaise, William (Willielmus Gervays), Burgess, returned for Hert- 
ford-Parliament at Westminster, in eight days of St. Hilary, 
20th January. 8 Edward II. 



INTRODUCTION. 5 

A.D. 

1325. Gervaise, William (Willielmus Gerveys), Manucaptor of Simon de 

Draytone, Knight of the Shire, returned for Northampton. 

19 Edward II. 



PARLIAMENTARY WRITS, VOL. I, EDWARD I. 

Gervasius, Archidiuconus Cycestr. 
Gervasius, filius Davy. 
Gervaus, Abbas de. 
. Gerveys, Johannes. 
Gerveys, Thomas. 
'Gerveys, Willielmus. 
Gervys, Thomas. 

BURKE'S LANDED GENTRY. 

Jarms George Knollis of Doddington Hall, b. 22 Sept., 1803, son of Colo- 
nel George Ralph Payne Jarvis, J.P., D.L., who was born 13th May, 
1774. 

Arms Sa. on a chevron engrailed between three martlets arg. ; as many 
cinque foils, pierced, of the first on a chief, of the second a fleur-de- 
lis between two escallops of the field. 

Crest An unicorn's head. Arg. gorged with a collar, charged with 
three cinque foils. 

Jervoise of Herriard Ellis Jervoise, Francis Jervoise, Esq., J.P. and D.L., 
b. 18 March, 1809, High Sheriff of Hants, 1852. Descended from Rich- 
ard Jerveys, Esq. , of Northfield and Wioly Park, who died 23d Dec. , 
1557, was succeeded by his son, Thomas Jcrveys, Esq., b. 28th Dec. 
1532, who left a son, Sir Thomas Jervoise, Knt., b. llth June, 1587, 
who also left a son, Thomas Jervoise, Esq., b. 16th March, 1616, who 
left a son and heir, Thomas Jervoise, Esq., of Herriard, born 6th Sept., 
1667, who left a son, Richard Jervoise, Esq., b. 5th January, 1703-4, 
who left two sons, died 1794, viz. : Thomas Hiedlestone Jervoise, Esq., 
b. 1st June, 1736, Rev. George Hiedlestone Jervoise Purefoy Jervoise. 

Arms Quarterly 1 and 4, Sa. a chevron between three eaglets, close. Arg. 
for Jervoise. :> and 3. Three eels, Sa. for Ellis. 

Crest An heraldic tiger's head Sa. , for Gervoise, a plume of five ostrich 
feathers. Arg. for Ellis. 

.Motto Virtutis premium laus. 

George Jarvis, Esq., of Islington. 

>vV //'/////;// /r// ,/</ w, Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1681-2. 

John Jerri*, Ksq.. ,l Ollerton Co., Salop, who, descendant through a junior 

branch. Admiral Sir John Jervis, was created Earl St. Vincent in 

1801. 



6 INTRODUCTION. 

Arms Quarterly, 1 and 4, Sa. a chevron between three eaglets close, ar. 

for Jervis. 2 and 3, gu., a chevron, vair, between three lions rampant, 

or for White. 
Crest 1st, an eaglet, close, ar. 3d, three arrows, one in pale, and two in 

saltis enwreathed. 
Motto Venale Nee Auro. 

Jervoise Thomas, Esq., of Herriard Hants, son of Thomas Jervoise, Esq., 

M.P. for Southampton. 
Arms Quarterly, 1 and 4, Sa. a chev. between three eaglets, close, ar. for 

Jervoise. 2 and 3, three escalops in pale, or between two flanches, 

erm, each charged with a cross, pattee, fitchee, gu. for Clarke. 
Crests Jervoise. An heraldic tiger's head Sa. Clarke within a gold ring 

set with a diamond, ppr. a roundle, per pale, gu. or charged with a 

pheon, ar. 

Jervis John (Earl St. Vincent). 

Arms Sa. a chev. between three martlets, ar. 

Crest Out of a naval crown or, enwrapped by a wreath of laurel, vert, a 
demi-pegasus, ar., maned and hoofed, of the first, winged ar. charged 
on the wing with a fleur-de-lis, gold. Supporters ; dexter, an eagle, 
wings elevated, and endorsed, holding in the sinister claw a thunder- 
bolt, all ppr. ; sinister, a pegasus ar. 



Both in this country and Europe, the name of Jarvis has been 
enrolled in almost all the learned professions and pursuits in life. 
It has given dignity to the bench and bar; it has graced the pro- 
fessions of medicine and surgery; it has adorned the pulpit and 
the stage; it has entwined its garlands of poetry with music and 
painting, and it has thundered its deeds of daring over the ocean 
wave, and among the distant islands of the sea. 

And here we may be permitted to speak briefly of some of those 
who, in the various walks of life, have made the name illustrious. 

EARL ST. VINCENT, Sir John Jervis, the renowned British admiral, 
was a noble type of the hero and English sailor. In judgment pro- 
found, with a stern will and inflexible integrity, he was the favorite 
of his government. His battles were models of naval tactics, and 
when won were complete. His good name, fame, and unspotted 
character gave him a place in Westminster Abbey. The following 
anecdote in regard to the United States and Commodore Bainbridge 
is quite interesting. It is from " Allison's History of Europe." 

"A New York gentleman being in London at the time when the 



INTRODUCTION. 7 

news of the capture of the Java arrived, happened on the next day 
to be in company with Admiral Jervis. The veteran remarked 
that he had passed a sleepless night. It was not occasioned by the 
loss of the frigate Java, but by the dignified manner in which the 
American commander had treated his vanquished enemy. He 
observed that the deportment of Bainbridge more resembled the 
proud bearing of a Spanish grandee to his prisoners, during the 
days of ancient chivalry, than of a young man of a young nation, 
yet in the gristle of manhood. He added that this trait of national 
character, which indicated so much of future greatness, had given 
to him, as an Englishman, much uneasiness and apprehension." 

During the Revolutionary struggle between the mother country 
and the colonies, a British brig lay off the harbor of Norwalk, 
blockading the port. A resident, desirous of " turning a honest 
penny," took a boat-load of fresh vegetables, with other provisions, 
to the vessel, where he was most cordially received by both officers 
and men. On inquiry, he found the vessel was commanded by a 
young officer, whose name was Jervis. He was very affable, and 
made many inquiries about Norwalk and its inhabitants. He 
inquired, particularly, about the Jarvises in Norwalk and vicinity, 
and as his guest was about leaving, he said: " Give my compliments 
to them, and tell them their cousin, John Jervis. would be happy 
to see them and make their acquaintance. 

This young officer afterwards became John, the Earl St. Vincent. 

The late Bishop Jarvis and his son, the Rev. Samuel Farmar 
Jarvis, DD., LL.D., were among the most prominent divines of the 
Episcopal pulpit, and wherever the doctrines of the church are 
preached and taught, their names will be ever held sacred and 
dear; nor will it be forgotten how the healing art and the science 
and practice of surgery have been ennobled by the skill, experience, 
and judgment of such members of the profession as the late Dr. 
Charles, Dr. Leonard, and Dr. George Ogilvie Jarvis. 

In the province of painting, under the brush of a Jarvis, the can- 
vas has almost glowed with life, as the pictures of Perry, Decatur, 
and Bainbridge will attest. John Wesley Jarvis 1 was one of the 

1 "John Wesley Jarvis, portrait-painter, was born at South Shields on 
Tyne, England, 1780, and died January 12, 1840. He was a nephew of John 
Wesley, came to Philadelphia in 1785; at the age of ten was an apprentice 
to Savage, the engraver ; at twenty-one began that business for himself, in 
New York city, and soon commenced portrait-painting, with great success. 
He was a man of genius, but of irregular habits, and excelled as a humor- 



8 INTRODUCTION. 

most accomplished artists of his time. He was the teacher of the 
late John Inman, who was no unworthy pupil of such a master. 

The account of his painting the portrait of Commodore Bain- 
bridge is an amusing incident of this favorite old painter: 

When Bainbridge sat to him, the old weather-beaten seaman 
invariably fell asleep. This annoyed Jarvis, and, for the first time 
in his life, he found his wit and humor were of no avail in rousing 
his sitter to proper wakefulness; whereupon, when Jarvis reached 
that point in the execution of his painting that the expression was 
to be caught, he commenced a tirade against the navy, questioned 
the heroism of its officers and men, and kept up his banter until 
Bainbridge's eyes flashed as they were wont on the quarter-deck. 
Jarvis talked on. and rapidly painted, until the old Commodore 
started from his chair, and, approaching Jarvis, shook his fist in 
his face, and thundered out he would not " allow a - - face- 
maker to speak against his profession " Another instant, and a 
personal assault might have ensued, when Jarvis sprung aside, 
burst into a hearty laugh, and told the Commodore he had to wake 
him up somehow, else the picture would have no more expression 
than a gunner's swab. His head of Bainbridge is one of the best 
pictures Jarvis ever painted. 

As an "Antiquarian," the name. of Andrew Jervise stands pre- 
eminent. He was born in the town of Brechin, in Forfar, Scot- 
land, and was one of the most prominent members of the Anti- 
quarian Society of the British Kingdom. Among his contributions 
to Antiquarian lore are "Land of the Lindsays," and ." Epitaphs 
and Inscriptions from Burial Grounds in the North-east of Scot- 
land." Mr. Jervise willed a large portion of his property to his 
native town, to be spent in the development of educational pursuits. 

It is a pleasing task, thus to look back over the flight of years, 
and be able to record the varied excellences, the intelligence and 
virtues of an honored ancestry. In short, wherever we turn, we 
find the name of Jarvis associated with men of letters, with the 
learned professions, and the nobler efforts that go to make up an 
advanced civilization. 

1st. During one of his trips to New Orleans he earned, in six months, six 
thousand dollars, but his profuse and convivial habits kept him constantly 
poor. 

He painted heads of Bishop Moore, John Randolph, DeWitt Clinton, 
Halleck, O. H. Perry, Stephen Van Renselaer, Bainbridge, Decatur, Gen. 
John Armstrong (now in possession of his daughter, Mrs. Win. B. Astor), 
and many other national celebrities. " Drake's American BiograpJiy, p. 483. 



INTRODUCTION. 9 

It may be impossible to determine, with certainty, when and 
where the first Jarvises settled in this country. The earliest men- 
tion of the name, we have found, is in "Button's Early Emigrants 
to America," which speaks of John Jarvice as living in Virginia, 
Feb. 16, 1623. And we find the name of Francis Jarvice among 
138 names, to be transported to Virginia, in the Primrose, Capt. 
Douglass, per Certificate July 27, 1635, which reads as follows: 
"Under ye Minister's hand of Gravesend, being examined by 
him touching their conformitie to the Church Discipline of Eng- 
land. The men have taken their oathes of Alegiance e Su- 
premacie." 

Boston was settled in 1630, by a portion of the company which 
came from England with John Winthrop. The only person resid- 
ing there at that time was William Blackstone or Blaxton, supposed 
to have been an Episcopal clergyman, and to have arrived about 
1623. See "Appleton's Cyclopedia." 

In the records of Boston, the earliest mention found of the 
name, is that of JOHN JARVIS, who was one of a Coroner's Jury, 
Sept. 28, 1630. 

JOHN JARVIS is also mentioned as being a merchant of Boston, 
who died Sept. 29, 1648. Of this John Jarvis, Savage, in his 
" Genealogical Dictionary," remarks that "perhaps he may have 
been only a transient visitor." 

JOHN JARVIS is again on record in 1651, as connected with the 
estate of John Mills. 

We have found no evidence inconsistent with Savage's remark 
that the second John Jarvis was a transient visitor, and there is 
nothing to controvert the idea that the two John Jarvises first 
above named were one and the same person. 

He died in 1648, and, eighteen years before (when the coroner's 
jury was held), might have been a man of middle age, and accom- 
panied the Rev. Wm. Blaxton from England in 1623. 

In reference to the third John above mentioned, we quote from 
a letter of Dr. Edward Jarvis, now living in Dorchester, Mass. 
He says: "On the 18th Sept., 1661, 'we find the marriage of John 
Jarvis to Rebecca Parkman, by Richard Belingham, Deputy Gov- 
ernor. He may have been the son of the other John, who died 
in 1648. 

The family have been in Boston from that time until now, and 
in some families their lines are traceable." 

The Town of Huntington, which was one of the earliest settle- 
2 



10 INTRODUCTION. 

ments of the Jarvis family in this country, was first settled by 
Englishmen in 1653 226 years ago. 

The pioneers, who formed the settlement, consisted originally of 
eleven families, who either may have found their way thither from 
Massachusetts through the Connecticut Valley, or may have come 
directly from the Connecticut Colony, which was founded in 
Hartford in 1639. 

Some of these settlers made purchases of land of the Indians, 
and the following is an account of two of these transactions, 
showing the unique currency which they used in bartering with 
them, and which, in those primitive times, was found to be the 
most serviceable in dealing with the " untutored " wild man. 

The first purchase of land within the territory of Huntington 
was made of the Matinnecock tribe of Indians, in 1653, compris- 
ing nearly six miles square. "The consideration paid to the 
Indians was six coats, six bottles, six hatchets, six shovels, ten 
knives, six fathoms of wampum, thirty muxes (brad awls), and 
thirty needles." 

The first purchase of East Hampton embraced 30,720 acres, 
and the articles given in payment consisted of " twenty coats, 
twenty-four looking-glasses, twenty-four hoes, twenty-four hatch- 
ets, twenty-four knives, and one hundred muxes." 

These and other purchases were made of the Indians and held 
by trustees for the public benefit, and were afterward, from time 
to time, granted, for a valuable consideration, by the authorities of 
the town to individual purchasers. The " Old Purchase" of "six 
miles square " is often mentioned in the real estate transactions of 
Huntington, and the most prominent and enterprising citizens are 
on record as grantees of portions of it, among whom the names of 
Stephen Jarvis, and his son Stephen, William Jarvis, Thomas 
Jarvis, Jonathan Jarvis, and others, frequently occur. (See Ap- 
pendix D.) 

The following extract from an Historical Address delivered at 
the Centennial Celebration at Huntington, by Hon. Henry C. 
Platt, is inserted here, as it gives, in a few words, a graphic de- 
scription of the pioneers of the town. 

" The first settlers of Huntington were a body of men equally 
distinguished for the soundness of their morals and the purity of 
their lives. They were characterized by peculiar sternness of 
principle, and singular exactness in the discharge of every duty. 
They regarded every species of vice with a kind of instinctive 



INTRODUCTION. 1 1 

abhorrence. Prodigality and licentiousness they branded with 
infamy, and often punished with severity." 

The spirit with which the people of Huntington entered the 
great conflict for American liberty, is shown by a series of reso- 
lutions passed at a general town meeting, held June 21, 1774. 
These resolutions breathe the spirit of independence, and do honor 
to the intelligence and patriotism of the people of Huntington, 
and rank that ancient town among the first assertors of American 
liberty. (See Appendix N.) 

We now proceed to give, in tabular form, the records of Stephen 
Jarvis and his sons, and, after these, the records of the descend- 
ants of William, Thomas, and Jonathan, who, we have seen, were 
among the earliest settlers of the name in Huntington. 

Following these, are inserted the records of the descendants of 
Nathaniel and Moses Jarvis, both of whom were Huntington men, 
but whose connection with the other families of that town we have 
not been able to ascertain. 

Then we take up the Massachusetts branch of the family, giving 
the records of the descendants of Nathaniel and John Jarvis. At 
the close of the Genealogy, will be found a few fragmentary records 
which we have not been able to connect with any of the other 
families. 



GENEALOGY. 



DESCENDANTS OF STEPHEN. 

IST GENERATION. 

1. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

1 Stephen Jarvis, See Appendices A, B, 

D, and F. 
Child. 

2 Stephen, Jr., 

SD GENERATION. 

2. 

Stephen Jarvis, Jr., See Appendices D, F. 

2 Children. 

3 Stephen, June 2, 1683 

4 Abraham, Apr. 26, 1685 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM. 
IST GENERATION. 

5. 

No. Name. Bora. Died. Married or Remarks ; 

5 William Jarvis, About 1740 

6 Esther, 

5 children. 

7 William, 1696 

8 Samuel, Oct. 5, 1698 Sept. 27, 1779 Lived and died in Nor- 

walk, 1 Conn. 

9 Stephen, 1700 Lived 'and died in 

Huntington, L. I. 

1 Norwalk was purchased of the Indians in 1640, by Roger Ludlow. 
As described in the ancient records, the purchase was "from Norwalk 
river to Sawhatuck (Saugatuck) river, from Sea, Indian one day's walk, 
in th" country, that is, one day's north walk into the country; hence the 
name Noncdlk. The articles given to the Indians for the tract were "eight 
fathoms wampum, six coats, ten hatchets, ten hoes, ten knives, ten sciz- 
ers, ten jusharps, ten fathom tobaco, three kettles of six hands about, 
and ten looking-glasses." 



14 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIRST GENERATION. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

10 Abraham, 1702 Lived and died in 

Huntington, L. I. 

11 Mary, 1704 Married a Mr. Sey- 



WILL OF WILLIAM JARVIS OF HUNTINGTON, L. L, Nov. 12, 1737. 

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, the twelfth day of November one 
thousand Seven hundred and thirty seven. 1 William Jarvis of 
Huntington in the County of Suffolke, on the Island of Nassau in 
the province of New York, Farmer, Being under the Decays & 
labouring under the Infirmities of Old age, But of Perfect mind 
and memory. Thanks be Given unto God. Therefore Calling 
unto mind the mortality of my Body, and knowing that it is 
appointed for all men once to dye, do make, and Ordain, this my 
Last Will and Testament. That is to say Principally and first of 
all I give and Recommend my Soul into the hands of God that 
Gave it, and my Body I Recommend to the Earth, to be buried in 
Decent Christian Burial at the Discretion of my Executor, nothing 
Doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall Receive the 
same again by the Mighty Power of God. And as touching such 
Worldly Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this 
life I give Demise and Dispose of the same in the following man- 
ner and form 

Imprimis. I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife 
Esther Jarvis the use and benefit of all my Lands and Moveable 
Estate My Debts and Legacies hereafter mentioned being first 
paid, Excepting my Tools, Utensills, and Tackling for Husbandry, 
during her widdowhood, and also my Negro-girl Jenny, during her 
natural Life. 

Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Son William Jarvis of 
Norwalk in Connecticut Twenty pounds Current Money of New 
York, to be paid by my Son Abraham out of his Dividend of my 
Estate as is hereafter mentioned, and also my wearing apparell 
and Great Bible. 

Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Son Samuel Jarvis of 
Norwalk in Connecticut Ten Pounds cur* money of New York, to 
be paid by my Son Stephen out of his Dividend of my Estate here 
after mentioned. 

Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Son Stephen Jarvis now of 
Huntington, to him and to his Heirs and Assigns forever, all my 
Lands on the South side of the Long Hollow in the East Neck, and 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIRST GENERATION. 15 

also my field commonly called the Orchard field, and Likewise my 
Negro boy called George, He being oblidged hereby to pay to my 
Son Samuel Jarvis of Norwalk &c Ten Pounds Cur* Money of 
New York, Before mentioned as the Condition of this Bequest. 

Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Son Abraham Jarvis now 
of Huntington all the Remaining part of my Land that I bought 
of Ebenezer Blachly and of Benjamin Boyls with the buildings 
thereon erected &c And also all the Lands I had a Right to before 
those purchases on the North Side of the Long Hollow afores d As 
Likewise my Negro Boy named Dick These and every of these 
Particulars I Give and Bequeath to my Son Abraham and to his 
Heirs and assigns for ever, He being obliged to pay to my Son 
William Jarvis of Norwalk &c twenty Pounds Cur* Money of New 
York before mentioned as the Condition of this Bequest And also 
upon the same Condition 1 give and Bequeath unto my Son Abra- 
ham my Team, Tooles, Utensills and Tackling for Husbandry. 

Item. I give and Bequeath unto my Sons Stephen and Abra- 
ham Before Mentioned to them and to their heirs and assigns for- 
ever all my Meadow and right of Meadow at South and all my 
Right in y e undivided Lands in y e Township of Huntington to be 
equally divided between them, And to my Son Stephen to his 
heirs and assigns for ever five and twenty acres of Land Laid out 
in the New Purchase. 

Item. I give and Bequeath to my daughter Mary Seymour of 
Norwalk in Connecticut Ten Pounds Current Money of New York 
to be made and paid out of my Moveable Estate, And also my 
Negro Girl Jenny, Only it is my Will and Pleasure that my 
Beloved Wife should have her so Long as my Wife Lives. And 
if my Daughter Mary should Dye before my Wife, Then and in 
such case I give and Bequeath s d Negro Girl Jenny to my Son 
William afores d to him and his heirs and assigns for ever. And 
that this my Last Will and Testament might be duly Executed 
and . Performed I hereby Constitute make and ordain my Beloved 
Esther Jarvis and my Son Abraham Jarvis Executors' of this my 
Last Will and Testament And I do hereby utterly Disallowe, 
Revoke and Disanul all and every other Former Testaments, Wills, 
Legacies bequests and Executors by me in any ways before named, 
Willed and bequeathed, Ratifying and confirming this and no 
other to be my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I 
have hereunto sett my hand and Seal the day and year first above 
written. William Jarvis (SS) 



16 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SECOND GENERATION. 



Signed, Sealed, Published, pronounced and Declared by the 
S d William Jar vis as his Last Will and Testament in presence of 
the Subscribers; 

Daniel Kelley. 

Hezekiah Smith. 

E. Pume. 



GENERATION, 



No. Name. Born. Died. 

Capt.Sam.Jarvis, Oct. 5,1698 Sept. 27, 1779 

12 Naomi Brush, Mch. 19, 1701 May 3, 1756 

11 children. 

13 Samuel/ Dec. 27, 1720 Feb. 25, 1783 



14 Elizabeth, 

15 John, 

16 Esther, 

17 Stephen, 

18 Isaac, 

19 Naomi, 

20 Nathan, 

21 Abraham, 

22 Polly, 

23 Hezekiah, 



Married or Remarks. 
From Huntington,L.I. 
Of Cold Spring, L. I. 

Dec. 18, 1741. Buried 
inTrm.ch.-yd.,N.Y. 



Dec. 
Jan. 
Aug. 
Dec. 
Feb. 
Mch. 
Feb. 
May 
May 
July 


27, 
23, 
18, 
25, 
16, 
15, 
2, 
5, 
3, 
17, 


1722 
1725 

1727 
1729 
1733 
1736 
1737 
1739 
1742 
1746 


Aug. 
July 

April 
May 
April 
April 


17, 
20, 

15, 
3, 

4, 
4, 


1730 

1778 

1820 

1820 
1813 
1746 
1838 


Nathan Willson. 
Feb. 6, 1756. 

N. Willson, Norwalk. 
Jan. 2, 1757. 
May 25, 1766. 

Oct. 9, 1767. 



Stephen Jarvis, 



1700 



24 Susannah. 

11 children. 

25 Deborah, Mch. 27, 1726 

26 Isaac, Sept. 24, 1727 

27 Esther, Feb. 6, 1731 

28 Louisa, April 29, 1733 



Feb. 4, 1755, Hezekiah 
Weeks. 



1 Samuel Jarvis bought homestead, barn, and shed, Jan. 11, 1744r-5, of 
Nathan Finch. He and three sons (Munson, William, and John) were 
Loyalists, and were seized at the commencement of the Revolutionary 
War by British soldiers, in the month of August, on a clear night, and 
taken to Long Island in an open boat, to a family named Coles, where 
they were treated kindly. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM THIRD GENERATION. 



17 



No. Name. 

29 Sarah, 

30 Stephen, 

31 Thomas, 

32 Austin, 

33 John, 

34 Ruth, 

35 Mary, 



Born. 

Feb. 24, 1734 
Oct. 10, 1735 
June 4, 1736 
Sept. 25, 1737 
1741 

Aug. 14, 1748 
Feb. 27, 1757 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 



1807 



10. 



Abraham Jarvis, 

36 Lavinia Rogers, 

6 children. 

37 Lavinia, May 

38 Milison, 

39 Elizabeth, 

40 Samuel, 

41 Abraham, 

42 Ichabod, 

2d wile. 

43 Hannah Conklin, 



1702 



9, 1736 
1738 
1740 
1742 
1746 
1748 



July 30, 1801 



Feb. 26, 1734. 



July 31, 1760. 



3D GENERATION. 

IS. 

No. Name. Born. Died. 

Samuel Jarvis,' Dec. 27, 1720 Feb. 25, 1783 

44 Martha Seymour, 1726 Dec. 1, 1803 

11 children. 

45 Munson, 2 Oct. 11, 1742 Oct. 7, 1825 

46 Samuel, 3 July 4, 1745 Oct. 9, 1838 

47 Polly, Feb. 21, 1747 May, 1826 



4,- Martha, 

49 Sarah, 

50 John, 4 

51 Seymour, 

52 William, 



Dec. 27, 1748 



1784 



Nov. 28, 1750 Aug. 14, 1807 

Oct. 11, 1752 Feb. 11, 1845 

Sept. 8, 1754 May 26, 1761 

Sept. 11, 1756 Aug. 13, 1817 



Married or Remarks. 
Dec. 18, 1741. 
Of Norwalk. 



Oct. 21, 1771. 
June 18, 1763. 
Mr. King died in Hali- 
fax. 
Mr. Munday. 



Died in York, U. C. 



1 Town Clerk of Stamford, Conn., from 1760 to 1775. 

2 Went to St. John, New Brunswick, 1783, and died there. Was 
grantee of that city, 1792; member of vestry of Episcopal Church; and 
later, Assemblyman. 

< Married a daughter of Lewis Marvin, and lived and died in Stamford. 
4 Went to Kingston, N. B. Had one child, Harriet, who died in St. 
John, N. B., Nov., 1874. 
3 



18 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM THIRD GENERATION. 



No, Name. Bora. Died. Married or Remarks. 

53 Hannah, Sept. 27, 1758 April 23, 1829 Dr. John Ingersoll. 

Died in New York. 

54 Lavinia, Oct. 5, 1761 Oct. 26, 1841 

55 Seymour, Dec. 22, 1765 Oct. 4, 1843 

"The Jarvis family, for several years, was quite numerous, and 
has always and in all respects been highly respectable; but as their 
affections were with their king, rather than with his rebellious sub- 
jects, it seemed necessary that they should be sent over the lines. 
Capt. Samuel Lockwood of Greenwich, was appointed to execute 
the order, which he did with the ready zeal of a revolutionary 
patriot, and of course his officiousness alienated the two families, 
as no loyal Jarvis could endure thenceforth one of the notoriously 
rebellious Lockwood tribe." Huntingtorfs History of Stamford. 



Oct. 16, 1751. 
Died in Poundridge, 
N. Y. 

Sept. 4, 1774. 1785. 
May 22, 1794. 
Steph. Whitney. 



Lost at sea. Com. 

British Army. 
Com. Brit. Army. 
Dr. Seth Miller. 



Feb. 6, 1756. 



Lt. Cavalry So. (Jar. 

Oct. 20, 1758 May 23, 1839 Dec. 7, 1780. Died 

in Toronto, U. C. 



50 


John Jarvis, 
Cath. Raymond, 
11 children. 


Jan. 
Apr. 


23, 

13, 


1725 

1727 


Aug. 
Jan. 


17, 
23, 


1778 
1811 


57 
58 


John, 
Samuel, 


June 
Dec. 


18, 

28, 


1753 
1754 


July 
Dec. 


24, 
11, 


1824 
1795 


59 
GO 

<;t 


Stephen, 
Esther, 
Catharine, l 


Apr. 

Sept, 
Oct. 


4, 
4, 
15, 


1758 
1759 
1760 


Apr. 
Jan. 


21, 
23, 


1822 
1811 


02 

08 


Henry, 
James, 


Apr. 
Jan. 


10, 
3, 


1762 
1764 


Nov. 




1783 


04 
05 


William, 
Hannah, 


May 
Feb. 


19, 

28, 


1766 
1768 


Mch. 


16, 


1796 


00 
07 


Sands, 
Jesse, 


Feb. 
Nov. 


21, 

8, 


1770 

1772 


Apr. 
Jan. 


1, 
6, 


1844 
1822 












IT'. 






08 


Stephen Jarvis, 
Rachel Starr, 


Dec. 


25, 


1729 
1733 


July 


20, 


1820 
1824 




8 Children, 














09 


Stephen, 


Nov. 


6, 


1756 


Apr. 


12, 


1840 



70 Samuel, 

71 Mary, 

72 Rachel, 

73 Ahig-ail, 

74 Betsey, 

75 Eli, 

76 Hannah, 



Nov. 20, 1760 Sept. 26, 1845 

Oct. 12, 1762 Feb. 27, 1846 

Aug. 16, 1764 Jan. 22, 1810 Jan. 

Aug. 11, 1766 May 30, 1813 

May 23, 1768 May 14, 1854 

June 14, 1774 Died in inf 'cy 



7, 1783. 
1791. 



1 Married Jos. Fayerweather. 3 sons, Philander, Stephen, and Henry. 




B 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM THIRD GENERATION. 



19 



No. Name. 

Nathan Jarvis, 1 

77 Ann Kellogg, 

8 Children, 

78 Ann, 

79 Betsey, 

80 Mary! 

81 Samuel, 

82 William, 
88 Nathan, 

84 Esther, 

85 Hannah, 



Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Feb. 2, 1737 April 15, 1820 Jan. 1757. 

1738 July 21, 1802 Buried in St. Paul's 
churchyard, N. Y. 



Oct. 5, 1758 

Sept. 10, 1761 Oct. 1827 

Jan. 11, 1765 

Sept. 16, 1768 June 10, 1852 

Jan. 12, 1771 Apr. 2, 1847 

Jan. 19, 1773 Aug. 16, 1862 

Aug. 27, 1775 

Feb. 25, 1780 



Jesse Betts. 

1798. 

1802. 
Samuel White. 



1813 
1801 



Abraham Jarvis, May 5, 1739 May 

86 Ann Farmar, 2 Nov. 

2 Children. 

87 Samuel Farmar, Sept. 14, 1779 1779 

88 Sam'l Farmar 2d, Jan. 20, 1786 Mar. 26 ; 1851 

2d wife. 
Lucy Lewis, s 

ABRAHAM JARVIS. 



May 25, 1766. 
See Appendix S. 

July 4, 1806. 



[The following sketch of the life of Bishop Jarvis was written for this 
work by the Rt. Rev. John Williams, D.D., Bishop of Connecticut,] 

Abraham Jarvis was born at Norwalk, Conn., May 5 (O.S.), 1739. 
His father, who conformed to the Church of England, had removed 
thither from Huntington, L. I., some two years before the future 
bishop's birth. He was, therefore, from the beginning, trained 
under the influences of that Church to the highest office in which 
he was, in time, to be called. 

His early studies were pursued at Stamford, under the charge 
of the Rev. Noah Welles, the Congregational minister of the town, 
who was a noted instructor in his day. From Stamford he passed 
to Yale College, where he was graduated in 1761. 

1 "1781, April. A committee of four, appointed under an Act of 
General Assembly, and the Selectmen of Norwalk, found twenty-four men 
inimical to the country ; among them, Thomas Hanford, Nathan Jarvis, 
etc." HalVa History of Norwalk. 

2 Ann, buried in B. Peck's vault in Trinity Ch. Yd. , N. Y. 
:J Lucy, buried in Burlington, New Jersey. 



20 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM THIRD GENERATION. 

Just at this time the parish at Middletown was vacant by the 
removal of the Rev. Ichabod Camp, and Mr. Jarvis was invited to 
officiate as a lay reader. He is spoken of by Dr. Johnson, in a 
letter to the Venerable Society, as " a promising candidate." In 
those days the small-pox was regarded with a terror which it is 
difficult for us, to-day, to comprehend, and it strikes us strangely 
to learn that Mr. Jarvis went to Elizabethtown, N. J., to be inocu- 
lated. The step led, however, to his residing for some time in the 
family of the distinguished Dr. Chandler. Dr. Chandler's home 
could hardly fail to be a marked center of Church life and move- 
ment, and the advantages to the young candidate of his sojourn 
there must have been very great. 

In the autumn of 1763, in company with Bela Hubbard, who 
had studied under Dr. Johnson, he sailed for England, to obtain 
Holy Orders. This companionship laid the foundation of an 
intimacy which ended only when Dr. Hubbard was called to his 
rest in 1812, whither, in about five months, his life-long friend 
followed him. "Together," says Dr. Beardsley, "they went forth 
on the voyage to England for Holy Orders; together they had 
walked in the House of God as brothers, and in death they were 
scarcely divided." Mr. Jarvis reached London in January, 1764;. 
but " the Bishop of London being very infirm, he received Deacon's 
Orders from Dr. Keppel, Bishop of Exeter, February 5, 1764, 
and Priest's Orders from Dr. Lyttleton, Bishop of Carlisle, in 
St. James's, Westminster, on the 19th of the same month. He 
left England on the 20th of April, arrived at Boston in June, and 
on the 1st of August following was settled as rector of Christ 
Church, Middletown, on a salary of seventy pounds sterling per 
annum" No addition was made to this stipend by the Venerable 
Society for many years; not, indeed, until, in 1773, the Rev. Dr. 
Learning, in behalf of the Convention in Connecticut, wrote to the 
authorities desiring them "to order one-half of the salary formerly 
given the late Mr. Lamson, at Fairfield, to Mr. Jarvis, at Middle- 
town." The outbreak of the Revolution must have soon interfered 
with the payment of this well-earned stipend, and made his other 
means of subsistence fearfully precarious. 

Meantime, on the 25th of May, 1766, the young priest had 
married Ann, the eldest daughter of Samuel Farmar, a merchant 
of New York. Two children were the issue of this marriage. 
One died in infancy. The other was the Rev. Samuel Farmar 
Jarvis, who was truly "a doctor of the Church." 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM THIRD GENERATION. 21 

How long, or in what precise form, Mr. Jarvis continued to 
officiate publicly in his church after the war broke out, it is difficult 
to say. After July 4, 1776, the clergy could not use the ordered 
service without incurring the extremest danger. Accordingly, on 
the 23d of that month, in a Convention at New Haven, where 
Mr. Jarvis presided, it " was resolved to suspend the public exer- 
cise of ministerial functions." After this, no churches were kept 
open in Connecticut for some time, except those within the cure of 
the Rev. John Beach of Newtown. It is certain, however, that 
before April, 1781. Mr. Jarvis had begun public services at Middle- 
town, and that the prayers for the King and Royal Family were 
not read by him. For, in April of that year, St. James's parish 
in New London (which several years before had ejected its min- 
ister for refusing to pray for Congress and the States of America), 
voted to authorize the wardens u to call on some Rev. gentleman 
to officiate in the Church of St. James, as Rev. Mr. Jarvis or 
Mr. Hubbard does." In 1780, Mr. Jarvis was invited to the 
charge of St. John's, Providence, R. I., but he preferred to remain 
with his people, and declined the offer. 

At the meeting of the clergy of Connecticut held in Woodbury, 
in the last week in March, 1783, when ten clergymen undertook 
the "venture of faith" involved in the attempt to secure the 
Episcopate for this western world, Mr. Jarvis acted as Secretary; 
and to him was entrusted the charge of preparing the various 
documents which the occasion required. Many of those still 
remain to attest the ability of their writer; and they, with others 
of a like character, confirm the testimony of the venerable pres- 
byter who lived to be the last link that connected the clergy of 
Connecticut with its first Bishop the Rev. Dr. Burhans that 
"he had an uncommon tact at public business, and in a talent at 
drafting petitions, memorials, etc., had few, if any, superiors." 
With Mr. Jarvis, also, Bishop Seabury put himself in communica- 
tion as soon as he had reached this country in 1785; and the 
admirable address with which the clergy of the diocese welcomed 
their Bishop at Middletown, in August of that year, was mainly, 
if not entirely, the work of their secretary. 

In 1787 it seemed so doubtful to the clergy of Connecticut 
whether a separation between the Church in New England and in 
the other States could be averted, that steps were taken to secure 
for New England a " canonical number of Bishops of the Scottish 
line " At a Convention held in Wallingford on the 27th of Feb- 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM THIRD GENERATION. 

ruary in that year, Mr. Jarvis was appointed to proceed to Scotland 
for consecration. Happily, the necessity was averted, and the 
proposed measure never passed beyond its incipient stage. 

In 1796 Bishop Seabury died, and at the Convention of the 
Diocese in May, Mr. Jarvis was elected his successor. This elec- 
tion he declined. When, however, at the adjourned Annual 
Convention in 1797, the election was renewed, with a unanimous 
vote of both clergy and laity, it was accepted, and Dr. Jarvis (the 
Doctorate having been conferred on him by Yale College, at the 
previous Commencement) was consecrated in Trinity Church, New 
Haven, October 18, 1797, by Bishop White, assisted by Bishops 
Provost and Bass. A special convention had been summoned for 
the occasion, at which, immediately after the act of consecration 
was completed, the new Bishop received and replied to an address 
of recognition, and afterwards delivered his first charge. 

The Bishop remained in Middletown till the autumn of 1799, 
when he removed to Cheshire (where he had already placed his 
son in the academy), and built himself a house. Here the shadow 
of death fell upon his home in the loss of his excellent and amiable 
wife, who died November 4, 1801. So that when his son was 
ready to begin his collegiate course in 1803, he removed to New 
Haven, where his home continued to be for the remainder of his 
life. "On the 4th of July, 1806, he was married in Trinity 
Church, New York, to Mrs. Lucy Lewis, widow of Nathaniel 
Lewis of Philadelphia, a lady of great excellence, who contributed 
much to the comfort of his declining years." 

Bishop Jarvis's Episcopate covered a period of a little less than 
sixteen years, and extended through the time when the Church 
was experiencing the trials of her deepest depression. Her extreme 
depression did not immediately follow the war of the Revolution, 
but is to be looked for in the earlier years of the present century, 
when the generation which had clung to her in and after the revo- 
lutionary troubles were passing away, and few came to take their, 
places. To administer the Episcopate amid such discouragements 
must have been no small trial. Moreover, the disturbances 
fomented by an unworthy and unscrupulous clergyman embar- 
rassed Bishop Jarvis's administration, alienated some of his clergy, 
and embittered his life. His address to his Convention, in 1807, 
emphasizes his just sense of wrong, and shows how deeply "the 
iron had entered into his soul." Physical infirmity, also, rendered 
the labor of visitation a burden, and sometimes entirely shut him 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM THIRD GENERATION. 23 

out from undertaking it. Under God, however, he carried his 
Diocese safely through the period of discouragement and trial, 
though he lived only to see the first beams of that brighter day 
which, after 1811, began to dawn upon the Church. The accurate 
historian of the Diocese of Connecticut says of him, "Thoroughly 
versed in the history of the Church, her constitution and govern- 
ment, her doctrines and liturgy, he was so far forth fitted to be a 
wise counselor and guide; and his few published writings bear 
marks not only of his opposition to all needless innovations, but of 
his undeviating advocacy of apostolic order and primitive usage." 

Though this is not the place for a history of the Episcopate of 
Bishop Jarvis, it may not be improper to say that he ordained 
thirty -three deacons and twenty-eight priests; consecrated eleven 
churches; and confirmed, at least, three thousand and sixty-eight 
persons. 

At the Convention in June, 1812, the Bishop spoke of his death 
as an event that could not be "far distant," and of "the increasing 
uncertainty of meeting " them again, as he met them then. His 
words were prophetic, and he never presided in Convention again. 
On the 3d of May, 1813, at his residence in New Haven, after a 
short but severe illness, he rested from his labors, having nearly 
completed his seventy-fourth year. "The day previous to his 
death, he received the Lord's Supper with great apparent devotion, 
and his departure was marked by the utmost tranquility, like 
gently falling asleep." 

"He was buried," says Dr. Beardsley, "in the public cemetery, 
then recently opened ; but upon the erection of the present Trinity 
Church in that city, his remains were disinterred, and deposited 
beneath the chancel of this edifice which he had hoped to see 
erected. His son, and only surviving child the Rev. Samuel 
Farmar Jarvis whom he had advanced to the priesthood about 
two years before his death, was permitted to honor his memory 
by placing over his dust a mural monument of chaste design and 
exquisite workmanship, with a Latin inscription reciting his eccle- 
siastical dignity and position, and his own filial and affectionate 
sorrow." 

This inscription may properly conclude this brief biographical 
sketch. 



24 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM THIRD GENERATION. 

A ft 

SVB. ALTAR!. SITAE. SVNT. 

MORTALES. EXVVIAE. 
ADMODVM. IN. DEO. REVEREND!. PATRIS. 

ABRAHAM!. IARVIS. S.T.D. 

ECCLESIAE. CONNECTICVTENSIS. 

EPISCOPI. SECVNDI. 

QVI. NATVS. 

ill. NON. MAIL EX. KAL. IVL. 
ANN. CIDIOCC. XXXIX. 
ANNOS. LXXnI. PROPE. 

VIXIT. 

QVOR. XV. MENS. Vl DIEB. Xml. 

EX. CATHEDRA. EPISCOPAL!. 

GREGEM. CHRI8TI. PAVIT. 

OBIIT. 

V NON. MAIL EX. KAL. GREG. 

ANN. SALVTIS. ClOlOCCC. xnl. 

PARIETI. HVIVSCE. TEMPLI. 

QVOD. VT. EXTRVCTVM. ADSPICERET. 

EHEV. NON. OCVLIS. MORTALIBVS. 

MAGNOPERE. SPERABAT. 

IN. MEMORIAM. 

PRAESVLIS. VENERATISSIMI. 

PATRISQVE. OPTIMI. ET. B. D. S. M. 1 

HOC. MARMOR. ADFIGEND. CVRAV. 

FILIVS. LVGENS. 2 

1 [BENE. DE. SE. MERIT!.] 

2 The inscription may be freely translated thus : 

Under the altar are placed 

the mortal remains of the 

Right Reverend Father in God, 

Abraham Jarvis, Doctor of Divinity, 

Second Bishop of the Church in Connecticut, 

who being born the 5th of May, 1739, 

lived nearly seventy-four years ; 

of which, fifteen years, seven months and 

fifteen days, he fed the flock of Christ 

from the Episcopal chair. 

He died the 3d of May, 1813. 

On the wall of this church, 

which he earnestly hoped to see erected 

alas not with mortal eyes, 

a mourning son 
has caused this marble to be affixed 

in memory 

of the most revered prelate, and of the 
most excellent father who merits his gratitude. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM THIRD GENERATION. 



No. 


Name. 


Born. 


Died 




Married or Remarks 


Hezekiah Jarvis, 1 July 17, 


1746 


Apr. 


4; 


1838 


Oct. 9, 1767. 


89 


Mary Nash, 


June, 




1748 


Mch. 


26, 


1778 






5 Children. 
















90 


Noah, 


July 


22, 


1768 


Aug. 


11, 


1842 


Mch. 17, 1791. 


91 


Abraham, 


Mch. 


26, 


1770 


Dec. 


13, 


1776 




92 


Elijah, 


Mch. 


18, 


1772 


Oct. 


5, 


1801 




93 


Stephen, 


Nov. 


13, 


1774 


Oct. 


26, 


1825 


Oct. 20, 1803. 


94 James, 


Sept. 


16, 


1776 


Nov. 


23, 


1777 






2d wife. 
















95 


Sarah Nash nee 


Whitney. 




8 Children. 
















96 


Samuel, 


Oct. 


9, 


1779 


Oct. 


29, 


1857 


Sept. 2, 1804. 


97 


Abram, 


Aug. 


23, 


1781 


Oct. 


15, 


1801 




98 


Sarah, 


Apr. 


18, 


1783 


July 


3, 


1858 




99 


Charles, 


Mch. 


28, 


1785 


Nov. 


5, 


1846 


Apr. 12, 1808. 


100 


Lavinia, 


Oct. 


31, 


1788 


Apr. 


11, 


1876 




101 


Amelia, 


Nov. 


27, 


1790 


Oct. 


12, 


1874 




102 Mary, 


May 


13, 


1793 










103 


William, 


Feb. 


29, 


1796 


Oct. 


3, 


1871 


Dec. 22, 1825. 



HEZEKIAH JARVIS. 

Was a brother of Bishop Abraham Jarvis, and possessed, in an 
eminent degree, the traits of this distinguished man. In every 
relation of life, he was the sincere and devoted Christian gentle- 
man. He had a fine and discriminating mind and an excellent 
memory; a man of much reading, he was a ready reasoner, a 
pleasant and cheerful companion. He lived to a patriarchal age, 
seeing the children of the third, and even the fourth, generation. 

One of his great-grandchildren thus describes her first visit to 
him. She was in her fourteenth year, and she expected to see 
the old gentleman feeble and decrepit, sitting in the corner in a 
comfortable easy chair, when, on passing into the house, she saw, 
instead, an elderly man descending a ladder from a peach tree in 
the front yard, with basket in hand, coming to greet her, which 
he did with the greatest cordiality. 

Her next visit to him was when she was a mothej, taking her 
own child with her. This was his great-great-grandson, and she 

1 Hezekiah Jarvis bought from John Betts, Samuel Gibbs, and Wm. 
St. John, on the 10th Dec., 1794, for 250, two acres of land, dwelling- 
house and barn, situate in Norwalk, on the east side of the road, near the 
Episcopal Church. Bounded westerly and northerly by highway ; easterly 
by Hezekiah Jarvis's land, and southerly by John Betts's land. 
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26 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM THIRD GENERATION 

found the same simple-minded, dignified old gentleman as on her 
first visit. 

The following incident is quite interesting. The next morning, 
as the venerable man entered the parlor, he saw, seated in his own 
chair, the little child, with his own spectacles on his nose, with 
newspaper in hand, maintaining a gravity that seemed to appre- 
ciate the affected dignity of his position. The good old man 
approached the little one, and putting his hands upon his head, 
invoked a blessing which, by its fervor and beauty, touched all 
present. It was a benediction that has ever seemed to remain 
with the child as a sainted charm, as on leaving, the old gentleman 
gave the child a Prayer Book in which he wrote his name, being, 
at the time, in his ninety-second year. This was their final meeting. 

Another incident, related by a grandson, shows the influence of 
the piety and simple dignity of this venerable man upon his youth- 
ful mind. On a visit to his grandfather, in his early childhood, 
he knelt for the first time at evening prayer with his aged kinsman, 
and was deeply impressed with the fervor and solemnity of that 
family devotion; and again, at the breakfast table, when the Divine 
blessing was invoked upon the morning repast, so vivid was the 
impression upon the mind of the grandson that both the family 
prayer and the very words of the morning grace have been the 
models of his own devotions through his later life. 

Of his life and influence in the Church, Dr. Mead, his personal 
friend and pastor, thus speaks: "He was a devoted and honored 
member of the Church, having been elected to office in the same, 
April 6, 1781, and continued to be so elected for a period of fifty- 
four years, thirty of which he was elected and served as warden. 
At Easter, 1835, he declined a re-election, on account of his 
advanced age, and thus ended his long term of usefulness as an 
officer of the Church." 

"Mr. Jarvis was well-informed in history, the doctrines and 
usages of the Holy Catholic Church, and brought up his family 
thoroughly instructed in, and devoutly attached to it. One of his 
sons, the Rev. William Jarvis, a graduate of Union College, entered 
the ministry of the Church, and was a useful and exemplary clergy- 
man. Mr. Jarvis was genial in manners, hospitable in practice, 
and inflexible in principle. He was a man who supported, through 
a long life, a high reputation for humility, integrity, and that 
Christian amiability which is the noblest ornament of redeemed 
humanity." 



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27 



Miss MARY JARVIS, 

The only surviving daughter of the late Hezekiah Jarvis of Nor- 
walk, Connecticut, is now in the eighty-fifth year of her age. She is 
petite in stature, gracefully formed, with an expressive and beauti- 
ful face, and is, in short, a sort of diamond edition of a volume 
containing all the virtues of the better class of her sex. Unfortu- 
nately, she has been blind for the last nine or ten years, but not- 
withstanding all that, she has never been idle. Busily employed 
with her needle, she has, during those years of optical eclipse, pieced, 
fashioned, and finished over 150 bedquilts for the poor and needy, 
and still, at this advanced age, her hands are constantly employed 
in well doing. She is pleasant, cheeerful, and interesting in con- 
versation, and her heart ever turns to the sunny side of human 
nature, and she is never so happy as when she feels that she has done 
something to alleviate human suffering. It may be well and truly 
said of her : " She stretcheth out her hand to the poor, yea, she 
reacheth forth her hands to the needy." 



No. Name. 

Austin Jarvis, 
5 Children. 

104 Mary, 

105 Daniel, 

106 Isaac, 

107 Nostraml, 

108 Deborah, 



Born. 
Sept. 25, 1737 

May 28, 1758 
Mch. 29, 1760 
May 30, 1762 
July 2, 1765 
Oct. 9, 1768 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 



John Jarvis, 

109 Naomi Bunce, 

3 Children. 

110 John, 

111 Stephen, 

112 Hannah. 



Abraham Jarvis, 
1st wife. 

113 Jer'a Chichester, 

2d wife. 

114 Margaret, 

8 Children. 



33. 

1741 

1781 

1783 



1746 



1807 



May 21, 1772. 



1875 Oct. 22, 1803. Keturah 
Oaks of Cow Harbor. 
1813 



June 10, 1768. 
Mch. 6, 1770. 



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DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. 

115 Lavinia, 

116 Jacob, 

117 Elizabeth, 

118 Jesse, 

119 Ebenezer, 

120 Keziah, 

121 Sarah, 

122 Margaret. 

Ichabod Jarvis, 

123 Phebe Bunce, 

10 Children. 

124 Israel, 

125 Benjamin, 

126 Abigail, 

127 Charlotte, 

128 Keturah, 

129 Hannah, 

130 Mehitabel, 

131 Sarah, 

132 Levinah, 

133 Ruth, 



Born. 

Dec. 22, 1772 
Sept. 18, 1774 
Apr. 2, 1777 
Mch. 17, 1779 
May. 16, 1782 



Died. 



1830 
1858 
1859 
1833 



1748 July 30, 1801 



Married or Remarks. 
Elkanah Bunce. 



Dec. 22, 1810. 
bert Fleet. 



Gil- 



Died in Connecticut. 



May 1, 1813, to 
Enoch Smith. 

Jan. 15, 1792, to 
Elkanah Bunce. 

Feb. 16, 1814 to 
Jarvis Dennis. 



4TH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. 

Munson Jarvis, Oct. 11, 1742 

134 Mary Arnold, 

4 Children. 

135 Ralph Munson, Dec. 27, 1776 

136 Mary. 

137 William, 1787 

138 Edward, 1788 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 



Oct. 7, 1825 See Appendix T. 



Nov. 3, 1853 

Apr. 30, 1856 
May 9, 1852 



MUNSON JARVIS 

Was born in Stamford, Connecticut, and died at St. John, N. B. ; 
he was an influential citizen, and was a Member of the Provincial 
Assembly. He removed to New Brunswick in 1783, the same 
year that his father, Samuel Jarvis, died in New York. He was 
persecuted for his loyalty, and was one of the three sons, who, with 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - FOURTH GENERATION. 29 

their father, were sent over the lines by the patriots of Stamford. 
It is difficult at this distance of time, to realize the sufferings and 
hardships of our ancestors, who, with conscientious zeal, espoused 
different sides in the fearful struggles of the Revolution. He was 
a grantee of real estate of the city of St. John in 1792, and was a 
vestryman of the Episcopal Church of that city. 

The following is an extract from a letter of Munson Jarvis, dated 
at St. John, N. B., July 3, 1788, to Dr. Samuel Peters, London. 

... I made one great mistake in politics, for which reason, I never 
intend to make so great a blunder again. . . . Although we poor tories 
(as they were pleased to call us), mourn our sad fate, and undoubtedly 
shall during this generation, and look upon it, the late rebellion, as one of 
the blackest scenes of iniquity that ever was transacted. We have fought 
a good fight (temporal), if we have not overcome the thirteen United States, 
yet we overcome one of the great (I won't say good) allies, the devil and all 
his works. Henceforth there is laid up a crown of righteousness for us 
which will not fade, and our last end shall be peace for evermore. 
I am, Reverend Sir, 

Your most obedient humble servant. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Samuel Jarvis, July 4, 1745 Oct. 9, 1838 Oct. 21, 1771. 

139 Eliza'th Marvin, June 13, 1842 

3 Children. 

140 Polly Martha 

Marvin, Dec. 29, 1772 May 7, 1796, 

Birdsey Peters. 

141 Sally Burrill, Nov. 4, 1774 , Sept. 16, 1792, 

Albert Rikerman. 

142 Henr'taDobson, Apr. 28, 1785 

Extract from a letter of Harriet Dobson Jarvis. to the Rev. Dr. 
Samuel Peters of London, England, dated Stamford, Conn., Feb. 
28, 1802. 

..." Sister Patty (Polly), has had the good fortune of drawing two thou- 
sand dollars in the Episcopal Academy Lottery, of this State. I do not 
know whether she has yet heard the pleasing intelligence." 



Polly Jarvis, 1 Feb. 21, 1747 May 1826 June 18, 1763. 
143 Tyler Dibble, 
4 Children. 



1 Polly Jarvis died in New Brunswick. Her husband, Capt. Dibble, was 
an attorney -at-law in Stamford, when the war opened, and he espoused the 



32 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 

JOHN JARVIS 

Was born June 18, 1753. He was the son of John Jarvis, who 
was born January 23, 1725, and who died Aug. 17, 1778. 

Both father and son were born under the British flag, and 
retained their love and allegiance for the mother country while 
they lived. The son held the position of Commissary-General in 
the British army during the Revolution, and was, for a long period, 
stationed on Governor's Island, in the Bay of New York. In stat- 
ure he was large and portly, his manners courteous, and his nature 
kindly and genial. He was a fine scholar, his language fluent and 
easy, and his compositions in prose and verse interesting. His pen- 
manship was the round old English hand, and almost equal to cop- 
per-plate engraving. 

In the year 1777, when the Royalists were sorely pressed by the 
Insurgents, being insulted daily, and reviled by both neighbors 
and friends, Mr. Jarvis resorted to verse to calm his disturbed 
heart and feelings. An original hymn of his composition, which 
has been set to music by his grandson, Dr. William Jarvis Wet- 
more, will be found on the following page. 

After the Revolution, he was sent to Nova Scotia, where he 
remained three years, and was then, by an edict from the first 
President, returned to the United States, and to his home in Nor- 
walk, Conn., where he died. 

He was twice married, his second wife being Elizabeth Boulte. 
She was a shrewd woman, full of energy and mother wit, as the 
following anecdote will show. Mr. Jarvis was granted a short fur- 
lough to visit his wife at Norwalk, and he had carefully and cau- 
tiously made his way from his boat to the door of his dwelling, 
when he was seen by some straggling soldiers, and made prisoner. 
He was so near his house, he begged to be permitted to see his 
wife, and get a change of linen before being taken into the Amer- 
ican lines. It was granted, and the wife, apparently overcome with 
grief, requested them to let her see him privately for a few mo- 
ments before his departure. They entered a room, and she no 
sooner closed the door, than she fell to berating him with all 
sorts of abuse for his allegiance to the King, which was music to the 
ears of his captors. After a time, and feeling that the husband had 
been lashed long enough by the wife, they rapped at the door, 
asking for their prisoner. They only found a quiet woman and 
an open window, through which the bird had flown, and, by that 
time, was well out of harm's way. In speaking of his two wives, 



Be Calm, My Soul! 



Words by 

9/ARVIS. (1775) 

Andante cantabile. 



1 91 it sic by 

\WM. 



, M.D. 



^ 



F 



1. Be- calm, my soul, no more la-ment At for - tune's ad - verse 

2. When, Heaven this mass of earth de-forms, And clouds ob- scure the 
















iz'JU^UJt-ja 



gale; 

skies-. 



f fT-.V v * " f P F^f 

IVjrn siglis or tears re-store content? Can grief o'er ills pre- vail? 
The fi.v'd foundation braves the storm, Its boist'rons rage de-fies. 



J.-J 



p 



s. 

Bi/ faith, no fi.red the virtuous mind 
Of sacred stores possessed; 

ftiw-N /mrf nof __ calm, resigned, 
Hope cheers the patient breast. 



4. 

By Irojtifr inspired , still may t view 

Each joyless day retire: 
May fortune's frowns my pride subdue, 

And damp each warm desire. 



5. 

So, shall I in affliction's school 
With cart each lesson gain: 

Instructed, learn each painful rule, 
Each precept sound retain. 



6. 
Then shall no guilty, impious deed, 

My innocence destroy; 
But wisdom teach, and virtue lead 

To happiness and joy. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 33 

he said they were both good enough for any man, but his Boulte 
wife was the most ingenious tactician and strategist, as by her wit 
he had been saved from imprisonment, and, perhaps, death. 

CHARLES JAMES ANSON JARVIS 

Was the second son of John Jarvis, and a soldier in the war of 
1812. As Lieutenant Jarvis, he figured prominently in the battles 
of Bridgewater, Lundy's Lane, and Chippewa. He was a thorough 
soldier, and, as he used to say, enjoyed a battle as he did a ball- 
room. 

When the war was over, and the soldiers were returning to 
their homes, Lieut. Jarvis took up his line of march with the rest. 
On his way, and almost in a direct line towards his father's home, 
lived Dr. T. S. Wetmore, who had married his sister Elizabeth. 
He therefore decided to make her the first visit. In the town of 
Winchester, Connecticut, where she dwelt, were a great number 
of the old Revolutionary heroes. No sooner had he arrived than 
the old fellows got wind of it, and they were desirous of gathering 
together on a certain evening and fighting their old battles over 
again. 

The doctor gave out a general invitation, and the old fellows 
answered to the call as if a trumpet had summoned them to arms. 
There was old Uncle Moses Hatch, tough as a maple knot and 
hardy as an oak; old Uncle Richard Coit, as brave as he was 
blasphemous; old Mr. Cone, one of the heroes of Bunker Hill, 
with many others of about the same stripe. Among them was a 
gentleman by the name of Coe, one of the very few surviving 
members of St. Clair's defeat, during the French war. He was a 
grave, solemn-looking man, but with an iron will and constitution. 
He looked like an old Roman in his stern dignity. 

The hours flew by as the old soldiers told over their battles and 
hair-breadth escapes, when Coe suddenly asked Jarvis if he had 
ever been engaged with the Indians if he had ever seen them in 
war-paint and feathers, or had ever heard the terrible -war whoop 
on the field of battle. Jarvis, knowing of the cruelty of the 
Indian, and having been an eye-witness of his barbarism, endeav- 
ored to avoid talking of the red devils, as he called them, until 
Coe, feeling somewhat annoyed at his silence, rallied him by tell- 
ing him "he didn't believe he had ever seen an Indian. 1 ' Jarvis 
seemed to take it good-naturedly, when, after a time, he rose 
unobservedly, and walking quietly around behind Coe, sounded, 
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34 DESCENDANTS OF "WILLIAM - FOURTH GENERATION. 

with all his force, the terrible war-whoop in his ear, when Coe 
sprang from his chair, and, but for Jarvis catching him in his 
arms, would have fainted and fallen to the floor. Coe soon recov- 
ered, gave Jarvis his hand, and said: "Ah, Jarvis, you have been 
among the Indians!" 

Lieut. Jarvis subsequently went to the South, and on the visit 
of La Fayette to this country, was leader of a military band. He 
composed a Quick Step in honor of the general, and it was exten- 
sively and universally popular throughout the Southern Stites. 

He was a splendid figure of a man, tall, large, and portly, with a 
military bearing and manner; one of the most genial of men, and 
prince of good fellows. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Samuel Jarvis, Dec. 28, 1754 Dec. 11, 1795 Sept. 4, 1774. 

177 Elizabeth Swift, Oct. 19, 1760 May 16, 1825 

2 children. 

178 Launcelot, Feb. 19, 1775 Dec. 26, 1853 June 23, 1803. 

179 Rebecca, 

2d wife. 

180 Lady Frances 

Sophia Ligon- 

ier Sprattin, Dec. 17, 1790 Dec. 13, 1785. 

2 children. 

181 Sir Samuel Ray- 

mond, Feb. 26, 1786 Dec. 7, 1868 

182 Wm. Paxton, June 26, 1788 

SAMUEL JARVIS 

Was born December 28, 1754. At the time of the Revolutionary 
War, he was a thorough Loyalist, and was evidently a man of 
influence and importance. His power must have been felt through- 
out the town and county where he resided, or he would not have 
been so hunted and persecuted. He was arrested and thrown into 
jail in Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, where he suffered all sorts 
of indignities and privations. While in prison, he wrote a poem 
which describes his experience during these troublesome times. 

He finally broke jail, but although out of his confinement, he 
was hunted like an outlaw, and obliged to hide in a cave to avoid 
his pursuers and persecutors. 

Mr. Jarvis was twice married, his first wife being Miss Elizabeth 
Swift. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 35 

It is recorded that while standing at his door, in conversation 
with his brother, they were both shot at by parties opposed to 
them, when they both left for New York, and entered the British 
army, John as Commissary, and Samuel under Sir Patterson. 
Driven from his home and family, he naturally drifted with the 
British army. At the close of the war, he went to England, as 
private secretary to Sir Guy Carleton, as 'he could not remain on 
American soil. 

On his arrival in England, his interests being identified with the 
mother country, he looked upon it as his future home. Here he 
married Lady Frances Sophia Ligonier Sprattin. The ceremony 
took place in St. Luke's Parish, Chelsea, December 13, 1785, 
Thomas Ripley, Curate, officiating. 

Mr. Jarvis died in London, December 11, 1795,- and was buried 
in All Saints' Church, Fulham, by the side of the Duke of York. 

50. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Stephen Jarvis, Apr. 4, 1758 Apr. 21, 1822 May 22, 1794. 

183 Han'h Stebbins, May 22, 1763, Oct. 4, 1818 

"2 children. 

184 Nancy, Mch. 3, 1795 Aug. 1, 1877 Jan. 23, 1820. 

185 Fanny Fayer- 

weather, Oct. 4, 1799 Mch. 3, 1826 Aug. 20, 1823. 

OS. 

Henry Jarvis, Apr. 10, 1762 1840 Of Ridgefield. 

186 Ann Jarvis, Oct. 5, 1758 

8 children. 

187 Philo, 

188 Sally, 

189 Lucretia, 1850 

190 Alfred, 

191 Henrietta, 1851 

192 Hetty, 

193 James, Feb. 2, 1784 May 24, 1870 1807. 

194 Henry, 

00. 

Sands Jarvis, Feb. 21, 1770 Apr. 1, 1844 

195 Sarah Fancher, 

8 children. 

196 Delanccv, 

197 Rodney, . July 1, 1796 Feb. 25, 1830. 

198 Selecta, Mch. 17, 1797 Sept. 25, 1814. 



36 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. 

199 James Grant, 

200 Catharine, 

201 William, 

202 Seth, 

203 Stephen, 



Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Dec. 4, 1799 Jan. 22, 1821. 

Newman. 

Milan, Ohio. 
Oct. 11, 1805 Sept. 23, 1859 Dec. 4, 1828. 

Pittsburgh, Pa. 



Merchant. 



Jesse Jarvis, 


Nov. 8, 1772 


Jan. 6, 1822 


204 Margaret P. 






Russell, 


May 1, 1770 


Mch. 9, 1849 


5 children. 






205 Julia, 


June 30, 1799 




206 Jay, 


Sept. 2, 1801 


June 23, 1860 


207 Jane, 


Feb. 6, 1804 


Apr. 8, 1875 


208 Jeanette, 


June 13, 1807 


Sept. 30, 1875 


209 Catharine, 


Jan. 26, 1813 





GO. 

Stephen Jarvis, Nov. 6, 1756 Apr. 12, 1840 Appendices L and T. 
210 Amelia Glover, Aug. 28, 1756 Dec. 2, 1819 
6 children. 

1874 Rev. Dr. Phillips. 
1852 
Jan. 23, 1867 July 16, 1809. 



211 Elizab'h Han'h, May 9, 1784 

212 Freder'k Starr, Aug. 4, 1786 

213 Franc's Amelia, Mar. 22, 1787 

214 Rachel Isabella, Oct. 27, 1794 

215 George Stephen 

Benjamin, Apr. 21, 1797 Apr. 15, 1878 Dec. 6, 1821. 

216 Wm. Botsford, May 4, 1799 July 26, 1864 

COLONEL STEPHEN JARVIS. 

The subject of this memoir was born November 6, 1756, in Dan- 
bury, Conn. His father, Stephen Jarvis, was a farmer whose fam- 
ily was among the first in town. Young Stephen, in his early 
youth, was ambitious to obtain a classical education, but was opposed 
in this by his father, who limited him to the rudiments of an 
English education, acquired in a common school. At twelve years 
of age. he was taken from school and put to work on the farm. 
He continued thus employed until the Revolution. His father and 
family were loyalists, and subject to great annoyance from the 
patriots. About this time, young Stephen became much attached 
to a young lady whose name was Glover, and whom he afterwards 
married. This engagement was violently opposed by his father, 
and led to an open rupture between the father and son. Immedi- 
ately after the battle of Bunker Hill, 1775, a draft of militia was 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 37 

made to garrison New York. Young Jarvis was drafted, and 
though a true loyalist, he determined to join the company to avoid 
the harsh treatment of his father. The resolve caused his father 
to relent somewhat, and he tried in vain to induce his son to allow 
a substitute, but finding him inflexible, he gave him some money 
and a horse upon his leaving for New York. 

The company was detained in New York but a short time, and 
Stephen returned home, when a partial reconciliation took place 
between him and his father involving a breaking off his engagement 
with Miss Glover. 

The condition was soon violated, and the attachment between him 
and the object of his affections was only strengthened by parental 
oppression. 

Soon after the capture of New York, another draft was made, 
and young Jarvis, though drafted, refused to join the company, 
and to avoid the ill treatment of his father, and the persecutions 
which resulted from his loyalty, he made his escape from Danbury, 
and fled across the Sound in a canoe, to Long Island, and went on 
board a British sloop lying at Huntington. Before leaving home 
on this occasion, he had signalized his loyalty in company with 
another tory, by conveying a band of troops under command of 
Gov. Try on, to destroy a large quantity of the supplies in Danbury, 
valued at $80,000.! He soon found his way to New York, and 
joined the British army as a Sergeant, with the promise of a com- 
mission. In this subordinate position he distinguished himself, 
and took an active part in many skirmishes, perilous excursions 
and battles in and around New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylva- 
nia. He was ambitious to deserve by his gallant conduct, the prom- 
ised commission, which was delated, for a long time, to his great 
vexation. His company was quartered at Richmond, S. I., during 
the winter of 1780, and he was one of the expedition fitted out to 
capture General Washington at his headquarters on the Hudson. 
Failing in this, the party returned to Bull's Head, and thence to 
Staten Island. Soon afterwards the regiment embarked for 
Charleston, S. C., and, after the surrender of Charleston, in May, 
1780, the regiment returned to New York, and again took up quar- 
ters at Richmond, Staten Island. 

Soon afterwards, an expedition was fitted out for Virginia, under 
the command of General Leslie, and Jarvis was detailed as Quarter- 
master in a troop of the 1 7th Light Dragoons. They put in at Nor- 

i See Sketch 255. 



38 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 

folk, but soon sailed to Charleston. While at Charleston, he was 
made a Lieutenant of a company of Dragoons, under the command 
of Colonel Campbell. During this campaign, he was in many 
perilous adventures and battles, and always deported himself with 
signal gallantry and bravery. Towards the end of 1782, the regi- 
ment was ordered to St. Augustine, Florida, to garrison that place, 
and remained there till peace was declared in 1783. Tn April, of 
that year, he obtained leave of absence to visit New York, where 
he arrived in May. Obtaining permission from Lord Howe, he 
went to Danbury, where he arrived on 20th May, and was heartily 
received by his friends and relatives. His father now became rec- 
onciled to his marriage with the lady of his choice, and arrange- 
ments were soon made for the wedding, but the prejudice against 
him as a loyalist ran so high that he was again subjected to great 
annoyance, and threatened with personal violence, in consequence 
of which, his marriage was celebrated in private, in the presence 
of a few friends. He was compelled to leave for New York, where 
his wife shortly after joined him. His pre-eminence as a loyalist ren- 
dered his stay in New York uncomfortable, and he soon resolved 
to join his regiment. His father came to New York and returned 
home with his wife, and he soon set sail for St. Augustine, where 
his stay was short, for the British troops, under the treaty of peace, 
soon . evacuated that place, and in October, 1783, sailed for Halifax. 
His regiment was soon disbanded, and he returned to New York, 
where he arrived on the day the British army left that city. Lieu- 
tenant Jarvis made up his mind to return to Halifax to reside, and 
immediately applied to General Washington for a permit to go into 
the country to visit his friends. General Washington received 
him kindly, but could not give him the permit, as he had resigned 
his commission; he however gave the young officer directions how 
to accomplish his object. After a few days delay in New York, he 
supplied himself with a stock of tea and sugar for the winter, and 
left for Reading, Conn., where he met his wife in the family of his 
Brother, and with her proceeded to Danbury, where they spent the 
winter in quiet. Early in the spring of 1784, he was again sub- 
jected to personal annoyance, and threatened with violence. He 
remained in Danbury, however, till his wife recovered from her 
confinement. Leaving his wife and infant daughter with his father, 
he sailed for St. John, and thence to Fredericton, where he pur- 
chased some land, and made arrangements for building a house 
for his future residence in the coming spring. He soon returned 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 39 

to St. John, and spent some time with his uncle (Munson Jarvis), 
who was engaged in business as a hardware merchant. He not 
long afterwards sailed for Connecticut in a vessel belonging to his 
uncle, and landing at Stamford, immediately hired a horse, and the 
same day set off to join his wife and child, whom he found at 
Newtown. After a short visit with his relatives and friends at 
Danbury, he went with his family to Reading and took up his win- 
ter quarters with his brother. 

Early in the spring of 1785, he left Reading, and on 15th June, 
with his family, landed at Fredericton with only one-half guinea in 
his purse, and one year's half pay to draw for his current expenses. 
At St. John, he purchased a small stock of goods from his uncle, 
which he took to Fredericton. His house was not yet built, and 
himself, wife, and child suffered great privations till October, when 
he got into his new house. He resided in this place from 1785 to 
1809, and during this long residence he held successively the com- 
mission of Captain, Major of Brigade, Deputy Adjutant-General, 
and Lieutenant Colonel, besides the office of Post-master. He was 
prosperous in his business, and acquired considerable real estate, 
but met with some heavy losses. In 1807 an engagement took place 
between a British vessel and the United States ship a Chesapeake." 
which threatened a rupture between the two governments. Colo- 
nel Jarvis immediately tendered his services incase of necessity, 
which were thankfully received and accepted, but when the militia 
was called out, another officer was placed in command. This slight 
so exasperated Colonel Jarvis, that he determined to leave the 
Province and move to Upper Canada. For this purpose he visited 
that Province, and decided to settle at York. He at once returned 
to New Brunswick, and commenced arranging his business prepar- 
atory to removal. His friends at first were opposed to this step, 
but, finally, consented, and, leaving Fredericton on 30th June, 1809, 
after a long and weary journey, stopping at Quebec and Montreal, 
arrived at York on the 28th August. On his way, he left his 
youngest daughter at Quebec, where she married Major Maule, oi 
the 104th regiment. At Montreal he purchased supplies for house- 
keeping. A t York he engaged in a public office at 1 00 per annum, 
until he could get a location of 1,200 acres of Government lands 
for himself, and four hundred acres for his oldest son. The pur- 
chase of his house and furniture, and fees for locating his lands 
exhausted all his ready money, and his half pay and small salary 
of 100 were all the means of support until the war of 1812, when 



40 DESCENDANTS OP WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 

the Americans invaded Canada. During the war he supported his 
family upon these sources of income, and some commissions which 
he received for the management of estates of non-residents. 

He was again appointed Adjutant-General of the militia, and 
served until York was captured by the United States troops and 
he was taken prisoner. After the capture of York, he retired from 
his military duty, and engaged in business as a commission broker, 
and was successful in his new avocation. Having acquired a 
capital of 500, he purchased goods in Montreal and commenced 
business in Toronto as a merchant; but the peace of 1815 found 
him in possession of a large stock, upon which the depreciation 
was so great that he was obliged to sell all his real estate to pay 
off his debts, and he was again reduced to his half-pay for the 
support of his family. Upon the retirement of Governor Gore, 
Colonel Smith succeeded him as Administrator of the Government, 
who gave his old friend, Colonel Jarvis, the Registry Office of the 
Home District, with 150 per annum; which, with the salary of 
his youngest son (150) made his annual income 300, and 
enabled him to provide a comfortable house and lot, and he and 
his son lived together till 1825, when, at the age of 69, his health 
failed him, and it became necessary that he should change his 
mode of life. He therefore offered to resign his office in favor of 
his son. This was objected to, but with the consent of the govern- 
ment, his son effected an exchange of offices with the High Sheriff. 
to whom Colonel Jarvis resigned his office as Registrar, and his 
son, William Botsford Jarvis, became High Sheriff. At the 
advanced age of 70, Colonel Jarvis retired from active life, and, in 
the enjoyment of good health, lived among his children till his 
death at Toronto -in 1840, aged 84 years. 

Colonel Jarvis was possessed of a noble nature, genial disposi- 
tion, and elegant manners. True to his convictions, he was firm 
and decided in his intercourse among men. As a soldier he was 
generous and brave, and in all the thrilling incidents of his long 
and eventful life, he never stooped to evasive or dishonorable con- 
duct. Though sometimes impulsive, his religious convictions were 
firmly settled, and exerted a controlling influence over all his 
actions. [See Sketch 90.] 

T'O. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Mai'riecl or Remarks. 

Samuel Jarvis, Oct. 20, 1758 May 23, 1839 Dec. 7, 1780. 
217 Abigail Sanford. 
8 children. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 



41 



No. 



Name. 



Born. 



Died. 



218 Samuel, 



219 Abigail, 



July 28, 1782 June 22, 1851 Twins. 
July 28, 1782 Mch. 12, 1868 

220 Benj. Sturges, April 13, 1784 Dec. 24, 1840 

221 Eli Starr, 

222 Henry, 

223 Sarah, 

224 Wm. Augustus, Dec. 19, 1793 

225 Amelia, Mch. 2, 1796 Nov. 6, 1871 



Jan. 23, 1786 

April 26, 1788 Mch. 19, 1842 

Aug. 24, 1791 



Married or Kemarke. 



Mch. 11, 1811. 





Mary Jarvis, 


Nov. 


20, 


1760 


Sept. 


26, 


1845 


226 


John Rider, 


Mch. 


28, 


1761 


Jan. 


15, 


1833 




9 children. 














227 


John, 


Dec. 


2, 


1784 


Sept. 


26, 


1849 


228 


Mary (Polly), 


Sept. 


21, 


1786 


Feb. 


5, 


1861- 


229 


Stephen, 


Nov. 


1, 


1788 


Sept. 




1864 


230 


Rachel, 


Sept. 


11, 


1790 


June 


14, 


1865 


231 


Ralph, 


July 


11, 


1793 


Aug. 


27, 


1841 


232 


George, 


June 


9, 


1796 


Oct. 




1843 


233 


Wm. Harvey, 


I Aug. 


4, 


1798 


Oct. 


11, 


1854 Twins. 


234 


Hannah, 


f Aug. 


4, 


1798 


June 




1868 


235 


Charles, 


Jan. 


24 


1801 


Nov. 




1870 



Rachel Jarvis, Oct. 12, 1762 Feb. 27, 1846 
236 Sol. Hitchcock, 1 Sept. 14, 1877 Buried Sharon, Ct. 



Abigail Jarvis, 
237 Francis Knapp, 
10 children. 



Aug. 16, 1764 Jan. 22, 1810 January, 1783. 
1765 Jan. 11, 1834 



238 


William Jarvis, Oct. 


5, 


1783 


Dec. 


16, 


1821 


Lydia Davey, Gt. Bar- 


















rington, Mass. 


239 


Fanny, 


Sept. 


7, 


1785 


Oct. 


27, 


1807 




240 


Comfort Starr, 


Oct. 


18, 


1787. 


July 


27, 


1865 


Dec. 25, 1810; Oct. 23, 


















1816. 


241 


Emma, 


Oct. 


20, 


1789 


Feb. 


19, 


1814 


Cook Taylor. ' 


242 


Amelia, 


April 


6, 


1792 








1812. 


243 


Rebecca, 


Aug. 


11, 


1794 


Jan. 


26, 


1819 


Pynchon of Great Bar- 


















rington, Mass. 


244 


Evelina, 


.June 


11, 


1797 


July 


25, 


1829 


Quigley of Cleveland, 


















Ohio. 


245 


Abigail J., 8 


Aug. 


30, 


1800 











1 Had a step daughter (Sarah), who married Rev. Geo. B. Andrews, D.D., 
an Episcopal clergyman. He died at Wappinger Falls. 

3 Abigail married Geo. Hawes of North Canaan, depot agent at Housa- 
tonic, Mass. Had two children, Stephen Starr and Sarah Maria. 
6 



42 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 



Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Jan. 24, 1803 Jan. 14, 1875 April 16, 1834, to A. A. 

Curtis. J 

247 Harriet Lowndes, Aug.27,1805 Chas. Lewis of No. Ca- 

naan. No children. 



1791 

Born Danvers, Mass. 



No. Name. 
246 George F., 



Betsey Jarvis, 2 Aug. 11, 1766 May 30, 1813 

248 Jed.Wellman,Jr.,3Dec.ll,1762 Feb. 3, 1858 
5 children. 

Aug. 5, 1793 July 22, 1870 April 13, 1817. 

1795 1825 
1799 

1804 In infancy. 

1804 1835 



249 Wm. Watson, 

250 Caroline, 

251 Betsey Ann, 

252 Twin brother, 

253 Frederick, 



Eli Jarvis, May 23, 1768 May 14, 1854 

254 Polly Bull, Sept. 12, 1771 Dec. 15, 1828 

9 children. 

255 Adaline Ursula, 4 Feb. 9, 1800 

256 Mary Amelia, June 26, 1801 May 4, 1842 

257 William Bull, Oct. 13, 1802 Oct. 31, 1871 



Nov. 3, 1822. 



Drowned in Gulf Mex- 
ico, off Rio Grande. 



258 Julia Ann, 

259 Julia Ann 2d, 



Mch. 26, 1803 
April 13, 1806 



Sept. 8, 1804 



Sarah Lawson of Po'- 
keepsie. One dau. 

John Barlow. Had 2 
sons, William Henry 
and Geo. Jarvis. 



1 Had two sons, T. S. and Geo. Francis. 

2 Betsey died in New York, and was buried in St. Paul's churchyard 
near the northwest corner of the church. 

3 He married for his second wife the widow of Wooster Camp of Brook- 
field, Conn. She died in 1839. He died at his daughter's (Mrs. Camp) at 
Marietta, Jackson Co., Michigan, Feb. 3, 1858, aged 95 years, 1 month, and 
20 days. 

4 Adaline married Zachariah Day Fuller of Kent. Her second husband 
was Frederick Mesick. Has one daughter, Mary Ingraham Fuller. 

We extract the following interesting anecdote of Revolutionary times, 
from a letter written by Mrs. Mesick, who says that she has often heard 
her father relate it : " On the day before the British came into Danbury, 
my father, who was then but ten years old, yoked the oxen before the 
cart and took the family and all valuables to a place called the Boggs, 
five miles out on a small farm belonging to my grandfather, and thereby 
escaped the horrors which those who remained witnessed. There were a 
number of houses burned, but they did not disturb my grandfather, except 
to steal his saddle arid break a looking-glass. They called him a Tory. 
The Episcopal church was filled with pork and provisions, and set on fire, 
and the grease ran in the street like water." [See sketch 69.] 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 



43 



No. Name. Born. 

260 Phil'rRobinson/Oct. 31, 1808 

261 Stephen Starr, Dec. 25, 1811 

262 Sarah Hitchcock, Jan. 8, 1813 

263 Infant, Dec. 17, 1816 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 



Nov. 24, 1835-. 






Betsey Jarvis, 

264 Jacob Osborn, 

8 children. 

265 Lewis, 

266 Frederick, 

267 Maria, 

268 William, 

269 Charles, 

270 Geo. Oglevie, 

271 George, 

272 Eliza Ann, 



Sept. 10, 1761 Oct. 1827 
Sept, 20, 1757 Oct. 13, 1814 

Jan. 26, 1783 

Sept. 12, 1785 Aug. 30, 1803 

May 26, 1788 Mch. 28, 1867 Mch.24,1811,toEscck 

Kellogg. 

June 9,1790 1867 Aprils, 1814, to Jemi- 

ma Kellogg. 

Aug. 17, 1792 Mch. 18, 1869 May, 1816; Apr., 1829. 
Feb. 23, 1795 Mch. 3, 1796 
Nov. 21, 1797 Jan. 10, 1798 



April 26, 1802 



Jacob Dauchy. 



Sept. 16, 1764 June 10, 1852 
Dec. 3, 1866 



1798. 



1800 
1802 
1804 

1806 
1808 
1611 
1813 
1818 



Samuel Jarvis, 

273 Percey Ranny, 

8 children. 

274 Julia Ann. 

275 Hannah. 

276 Ann Eliza, 

277 Mary, 

278 Angelina, 

279 Augusta, 

280 Willet, 

281 Harriet Amelia, 



William Jarvis, Jan. 12, 1771 April 2, 1847 

282 Marg.ElliotAmos, Apr. 2, 1793 June 20, 1868 

7 children. 

283 Jane Mercer, Feb. 25, 1818 Feb. 10, 1846 

284 Geo. William, July 17, 1819 

285 Charles Mercer, June 14, 1821 Sept. 20, 1822 

286 Mary Elizabeth, Dec. 22, 1824 

287 Walter Scott, Mch. 14, 1827 

1 Married Maria B - . Had one son, Homer Sturtevant. His second 
wife was Eliza Crosley. Had one daughter, Maria Eliza. 



In infancy. 
Mch. 27, 1855 1837, Dr. Wright. 

Mch. 29, 1856,to Dud- 

ley Chapman. 
Dec. 12, 1833. 
Mch. 13, 1866 1844. 
1838. 

Anna Hiles. 

Aug. 27, 1869 1841, to Dr. S. Han- 
nahs. 



44 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - FOURTH GENERATION. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

288 Margaret Emma, Feb. 7, 1829 

289 Anna, Dec. 6, 1832 Mch. 14, 1833 



Nathan Jarvis, Jan. 19, 1773 Aug. 16, 1862 1802. 

290 Bets'y Sandford, Nov. 25, 1782 Sept 1864 

11 children. 

291 Fred'k Sandford, Nov. 25, 1803 Sept., 1835, to Nancy 

Hubbard. 

292 Mary Ann, Oct. 6, 1805 Nov. 2, 1830, to Sam'l 

Church. 

293 Elizabeth, Sept, 11, 1807 Apr. 20, 1832, to Sol. 

C. Taylor. 

294 Jane Maria, Nov. 28, 1808 Oct. 16, 1867 
295' William Henry, June 6, 1810 Aug. 12, 1813 

296 Esther Lucretia, Feb. 4, 1813 Dec. 30, 1838, to Wm. 

St. John. 

297 Rachel, Jan. 29,1815 June 29,1846,to Brad- 

ley O. Banks. 

298 William Oliver, Nov. 28, 1816 April 25, 1847 April, 1840, to Sarah 

Mitchell. 

299 Catharine, Sept, 12, 1818 

300 John Henry, Mch. 18, 1821 

301 Charles, Aug. 19, 1826 To Margaret Baker. 



Samuel Farmar 
Jarvis, 1 Jan. 20,1786 Mch. 26, 1851 July 3, 1810. 

302 Sarah McCurdy 

Hart,- 1787 Dec. 28, 1863 

6 children. 

303 John Abram, Mch. 5, 1814 June 2, 1834 Midship. U. S. N. 

d. in Marseilles. 

304 Jeanette Hart, Aug. 16. 1816 m. O. B. Loomis. 

305 Ann Christina 

Farmar, Mch. 18, 1819 Dec., 1845. 

306 Samuel Farmar, Aug. 6, 1823 Dec. 1823 

307 Samuel Farmar, 

3d, Aug. 3, 1825 Aug. 25, 1858. 

308 Sarah Elizabeth 

Marie Antoi- 

nette, June 2, 1827 June 5, 1849. 



1 Interred in -vault in Trinity church-yard, New York. 
Interred in Hart plat, Saybrook, Conn. 







.T.lG). LIL.JE 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 45 

SAMUEL FARMAR JARVIS. 

[The following sketch of the life of the Rev. Dr. Samuel Farmer Jarvis, 
was written for this work by the Rt. Rev. John Williams, D.D., Bishop of 
Connecticut, who was the pupil in theology of Dr. Jarvis, afterwards his 
assistant in the church at Middletown, and his most intimate, loved, and 
trusted friend.] 

Samuel Farmar Jarvis was born at Middletown, Connecticut, 
Jan. 20, 1786. He was the second and only surviving son the 
youngest child of the Rt. Rev. Abraham Jarvis, the second Bishop 
of Connecticut. At the time of his birth his father was rector of 
Christ Church, Middletown, a position which he held from 1764 to 
1799. 

The early studies of Mr. Jarvis were under his father's roof and 
instruction. But in 1798 he was put under the care of that distin- 
guished scholar and instructor, Dr. John Bowden, at Cheshire Acad- 
emy. He entered Yale College in 1802, becoming a member of 
the sophomore class, and was graduated with honors in 1805. 

The late Professor Silliman says of him: " I was absent in Eng- 
land during most of the year that he graduated, but I have a dis- 
tinct recollection of him as a superior scholar, especially in classical 
literature." And a classmate, Dr. J. M. Whiton, bears similar testi- 
mony. " In all the departments of learning he was highly respect- 
able, but excelled most in belles-lettres. In strength of intellect 
he was possibly exceeded by some in the class ; in delicacy of taste, 
in incessant diligence, and patience of investigation, by none." 
Most truly and entirely was " the boy the father of the man." 

He was ordained to the diaconate by his father, in Trinity 
Church, New Haven, March 18, 1810, and advanced to the priest- 
hood in the same church, April 5, 1811. His earliest parochial 
charge was St. Michael's, Bloomingdale, in the diocese of New 
York; this charge was assumed by him in the same year in which 
he was ordained to the priesthood, and he held it in conjunction 
with the rectorship of St. James's Church which he took in 1813 
till May 1819. He resigned this double cure in order .to accept a 
professorship in the General Theological Seminary, then established 
in the city of New York. Of his occupancy of this professorship 
one has well said, " This post he occupied but a short time, but 
those who sat under his instructions at that day, still bear lively 
witness to his ripe scholarship, his entire devotion to the duties of 
his profession, his warm sympathies with his pupils, the dignity 
and gracefulness of manners which marked his intercourse with 



46 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 

all, and which, we may add, he never laid aside, but carried with 
him to the close of his life." 

In 1820 he was called to be the first rector of St. Paul's Church, 
Boston, and here he remained till 1826. Up to the time of his 
going to Boston, the most important of his publications were, a 
sermon on the unity of the church, 1816; a letter to the chiefs of 
the Onondaga Indians, 1817; and a discourse on the religion of the 
Indian tribes of North America, 1819. During his residence in 
Boston, he was one of the editors of the Gospel Advocate, established 
in 1821. Among his many valuable contributions to this periodi- 
cal, his review of Mr. Webster's oration at Plymouth deserves 
especial notice. It was one of the earliest attempts to confront the 
Puritan romance with the facts of history. He also published, in 
1822, a sermon on regeneration, which is worthy to rank with 
Waterland's Treatise on that subject. 

In 1826 he resigned his rectorship, and went, with his family, to 
Europe, where he remained nine years, till 1835. It was during 
these years that he collected that noble library which so markedly 
exhibited his extensive learning, and thorough knowledge of books. 
The writer of this sketch well remembers the eager delight with 
w T hich the late Chancellor Kent, on one occasion, looked over its 
stores, and the pleasure he expressed on taking into his hands the 
copy of the Theodosian Code, used by Gibbon in writing his great 
history. 

Dr. Jarvis for that title had been deservedly conferred on him 
by the University of Pennsylvania in 1819 gave most of his time 
in Europe to study "with a view of qualifying himself more per- 
fectly for works which he had projected for the benefit of the 
Church." 

This did not, however, withdraw him from ministerial duty when 
the opportunity for it came. He officiated in public services and 
pastoral work in different places. And from one congregation, 
especially, he received as a testimony to his faithful care, a beauti- 
fully wrought paten and chalice, which are now in the possession 
of his son. 

Six years of his stay abroad were spent in Italy; and from his 
habits of careful and systematic observation, and the opportunities 
of acquaintance and intercourse with scholars and ecclesiastics, they 
led to- a thorough and intelligent comprehension of the social and 
religious condition of the continent of Europe. No man of his own 
time was, few men of any time have been, better informed than 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 47 

he was in all matters relating to the practical working of the Roman 
Church. 

Returning to his native country in 1835, he at once assumed the 
position of professor of Oriental Literature in Trinity College; add- 
ing to the duties of his professorship the care of two or three stu- 
dents in theology. A sermon on Christian Unity, preached before 
the Board of Missions in 1836, and an address to the citizens of 
Hartford on Birthday of Linnaeus, in the same year, were his prin- 
cipal publications during his tenure of office in Trinity College. 
He was, however, especially in the researches connected with the 
elaborate and valuable notes to the sermon above mentioned, con- 
tinuing his careful and thorough preparation for his proposed his- 
torical work. 

In 1837, he resigned his professorship, and became rector of 
Christ Church in his native town, and in the same year received 
from Trinity College the degree of LL.D. In 1838, he was 
appointed by the General Convention, historiographer of the Church, 
and began to bring his previous and preparatory labors into actual 
shape. He was, however, so thoroughly conscientious, and enter- 
tained so high a sense of what an author owes to his readers, that 
he could not work rapidly. One who knew him intimately says: 
" I once' ventured to expostulate with him on the immense labor he 
went through with in reverifying references. But his reply was, 
that a writer was bound, at whatever expense of time and exertion, 
not only to avoid second-hand references, but also to insure abso- 
lute correctness. It was a conscience with him." Such pains- 
taking honesty, which spares no labor and shrinks from no burden, 
is not, perhaps, popularly esteemed in our day, but it will always 
receive the reverent honor of the " fit audience though few/' 

"Dr. Jarvis felt that in writing the history of the Church, two 
points demanded his first attention: one, to trace the development 
of the Plan of Redemption previous to the Nativity of Christ; and 
then to ascertain the exact dates of His Birth and Death." He 
turned his attention first to the second of these topics, arid his labors 
resulted in A Chronological Introduction to the History of the 
Church, published in 1845. Whether the conclusions of this work 
are or are not accepted, no one can fail to recognize the amount of 
laborious research and the extended learning which it exhibits. 
It has been said that when, on its reception in the mother country, 
the question was asked, at Oxford, " Who shall review it? " one 
who had been examining it replied, " There are but two men in 
England who are capable of reviewing it." 



48 DESCENDANTS OP WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 

Several years before the publication of this volume in 1842 
Dr. Jarvis had resigned the rectorship of the parish in Middletown. 

He spoke of "domestic calamities r ' as the chief cause of his 
resignation. Of these no more need here be said though so 
much could be said than that in the investigation which grew 
out of them, the truly high-minded and honorable chairman of the 
investigating committee declared that "he had never known a 
public man pass through such an ordeal so perfectly unscathed." 

His release from parochial charge did not, however, leave 
Dr. Jarvis free to prosecute his historical labors without interrup- 
tion. There were calls made upon him in various directions, and 
those calls involved loss of time in answering them. 

He was a trustee of Trinity College, and of the General Theo- 
logical Seminary; secretary and treasurer of the Christian Knowl- 
edge Society; a member and secretary of the Standing Com- 
mittee of Connecticut; and a deputy from that Diocese to the 
General Conventions of 1844, 1847, and 1850. 

Then, his easiness of access, and the readiness with which he 
responded to all calls upon his time and pen, led to many other 
interruptions of his labors. " Now he was called off to write a 
book or a pamphlet on the Roman controversy; now to prepare a 
sermon on some specially important topic; and continually to reply 
to letters asking advice or information, in doing which he was 
obliged to enter on laborious researches, and to sum up results in 
an elaborate way." During the period now under review, besides 
sermons printed in this country and in England, he published 
Discourses on Prophecy, with an Appendix, being a refutation of 
Millerism, 1843; No Union with Rome, 1843; an edition of 
Dr. Hartwell Home's Mariolatry, 1844; A Synoptical Table of 
Egyptian and Sacred History, 1846; The Colonies of Heaven, a 
Convention Sermon, 1846; A Reply to Milner's -End of Contro- 
versy, 1847; and A Voice from Connecticut, occasioned by the 
late Pastoral Letter of the Bishop of North Carolina, 1849. And 
all this while his great work was going on, so that Vol. I of his 
proposed History The Church of the Redeemed was published 
in 1850. 

Nor was this all. Scarcely "had he resigned his charge in 
Middletown when he began to do missionary duty at a small sta- 
tion which he himself established in the neighborhood. This he 
continued to serve, with only interruptions occasioned by his neces- 
sary absences, till within a few months of his death. For some 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 49 

years, he usually walked the distance between his home and this 
station several miles undeterred by weather or any other cause." 

This life of untiring industry and conscientious labor went on, 
with no continuous interruption but that of a visit to England in 
1844, until 1850. In the autumn of that year, symptoms of dis- 
ease began to manifest themselves. No treatment succeeded in 
removing them, and he died at Middletown, March 26, 1851. 

One who was his pupil, and who was honored with his friend- 
ship, has written words which shall close this brief sketch of a 
useful, faithful, and honored life. 

"As a preacher, Dr. Jarvis was remarkable for the clear and 
elegant style in which he set forth weighty truths. Few men ever 
wrote purer English. None ever put more matter into their ser- 
mons. His manner in the pulpit was grave and dignified. He 
used but little gesture, though the tones of his voice were earnest 
and solemn. 

"Any one meeting Dr. Jarvis, in any company, would mark him 
at once as an ecclesiastic and a scholar, and would be attracted by 
his courteous and even courtly bearing. Intercourse and famil- 
iarity presented him as one of the most transparent and guileless 
of men. And notwithstanding the bitter trials through which he 
passed, and the harsh lessons which he learned of the danger of 
relying on anything human, he retained these characteristics to the 
last. ' I would rather,' he once said in a letter to me, 'be deceived 
every hour of every day, than to live in such a state of suspicion 

and distrust of everybody as does.' It was honest sincerity of 

heart and purpose, anticipating that in others of which it was con- 
scious in itself, and this was accompanied with a most complete 
submission to and faith in the will and wisdom of God. I had 
once written to him to the effect that he seemed to have attained 
entire trust in God's overruling care. ' Not entire,' was his reply, 
' for then I should not only be submissive, but should not even feel 
anxious: this I have not reached.' 

" It was my privilege to be with him almost constantly during 
the closing scenes of his life, and they have left with me a memory 
which can never pass away. Such details are too sacred to be 
lightly touched for every eye, or spoken in every ear. The last 
Communion, when his children and his pupils knelt around his 
bed, and when every -word of prayer and praise came full from 
his wasted lips, was a service from which it seemed hard to come 
back to the ordinary things of life. And it was easy here, as at 
7 



50 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 



all other times, to see his hopes and comforts were found only in 
the Merits and the Blood of Him whose servant and minister he 
was." 

Dr. Jarvis was married, July 3, 1810, to Sarah McCurdy, 
daughter of Elisha Hart, Esq., of Saybrook. Six children were 
the issue of this marriage. 

00. 



No. Name. 
Noah Jarvis, * 

310 Elizabeth White 

9 children. 

311 Elizabeth, 

312 Huldah, 

313 James, 

314 LeGrand, 

315 Julia Ann, 



Born. 

July 22, 1768 
Dec. 12, 1770 

Mch. 8, 1792 
Apr. 9, 1794 
Apr. 21, 1796 
June 17, 1797 
Dec. 14, 1799 



Died. Married or Remarks. 

Aug. 11, 1842 Mch. 17, 1791. 
July 15, 1840 

Mch. 28, 1811. 

Sept. 18, 1827 May 18, 1816. 
Feb. 3, 1844 
Apr. 9, 1825 
Mch. 19, 1878 



Mch. 2, 1869. 
Thomas Besant. 



316 Mary Esther, Sept. 2, 1802 

317 Elijah Albert, Oct. 6, 1804 

318 George, Sept. 5, 1808 

319 Chas. Abraham, Oct. 26, 1810 



Jan. 24, 1861 
June 5, 1864 
Jan. 7, 1835 

Nov. 22, 1866 



NOAH JARVIS 

Was born in Norwalk, Conn., July 22, 1768. 

His noble qualities of mind and heart, conspicuous in his domes- 
tic relations, could only be realized by an inmate of his family. 
In that charmed circle he was ever the kind and devoted husband, 
the affectionate father, the guide and protector of his children, 
beloved and venerated by them all. Of a cheerful and genial dis- 
position, the youngest child could approach him, assured of his 
parental kindness and sympathy, while his pure example and 
unaffected dignity of deportment suppressed all undue familiarity. 

Gifted with fine conversational powers, he had a keen sense of 
wit and humor, and was the very soul of that innocent conviviality 
that sheds such a cheerful influence and lustre over the endear- 
ments of home. Although dignified in his manner, affable and 
courteous to an eminent degree, he enjoyed a joke immensely. 
He was a true-hearted American, and loved the land of his birth, 
the glorious land of Washington. His cousin, Colonel Stephen 
Jarvis, was a staunch Royalist, and after seven years' service in the 
King's army, had taken up his residence in Canada. They fre- 



1 See Sketch No. 69. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 51 

quently met, but never without an interchange of sentiment in 
regard to country and political preference. Their criminations and 
recriminations were as good-natured as they were earnest, and the 
laugh around the domestic circle was loud and hearty at the 
rattling remarks and jokes made at the expense of each other. 

About the year 1820, the Colonel visited his "rebel" cousin, 
Noah, and they had a very interesting time; but notwithstanding 
all this happiness at again meeting each other, the old subject was 
revived and the wordy feud went on with the same earnestness 
and good nature as ever. 

It was in the early morning, the old topic in the ascendant, when 
Noah, anticipating the ring of the breakfast-bell, asked the Colonel 
if he ever took a morning bitter. The Colonel replied' that he did 
occasionally, but not as a regular thing. He would, however, on 
this particular occasion be gratified to join his cousin in a friendly 
libation. Noah led him into his parlor, where he had, hanging 
between the windows, elegantly framed and in large, bold type, 
"THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE." He pointed it out to the 
Colonel, saying as he did so, " There, my royal cousin, I think, is 
a dram bitter enough for you." The Colonel looked at it, retorting 
good-naturedly, "Ha! ha! that's it, is it, you rebel?" The dram 
was, indeed, bitter enough for the palate of his royal cousin. 

Again, in the summer of 1824, the Colonel, still alive to his old 
and darling subject, wrote to his " rebel " cousin a letter, in which 
he said in a bold hand, "This is the birthday of my royal master, 
King George the Third," giving the date, also, of the reign of his 
regal majesty, and adding some very laudatory remarks of the 
ruling monarch. Noah waited to reply until the following 25th of 
November, when he wrote to his royalist cousin as follows: "This 
is the return of that glorious day when the infernal lobster-backs 
left this city and country, thank God, never to return!" And 
thus went on this pleasant warfare until 1840, when the good old 
Colonel "was gathered to his fathers." 

It is indeed pleasant to review the character of such a man as 
the subject of our present memoir, a man so universally beloved 
and respected, one who, through the changing scenes of a busy 
life, and fluctuations of trade and commercial interests, never 
varied from the strictest rules of honesty and integrity. He was 
a man of fine literary attainments and cultivated taste, and enjoyed 
the society of men of culture and refinement. He was a sincere 
and faithful friend, ever ready to help the deserving. 



52 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - FOURTH GENERATION. 

Soon after he became a resident of New York, lie was the 
trustee, friend, and adviser of the Patroon of Albany, General 
Stephen Van Rensselaer, and managed his large estate, scattered 
throughout the different wards of the city. He also took charge 
of other estates, among which were those of Gov. Morgan Lewis, 
and the Hon. Robert Kennedy of England. 

About the year 1811 he received the appointment of Collector 
of Assessments, and held the office 17 years. He collected millions 
of money with such fidelity that, on the resignation of his office 
and final adjustment of his accounts, the Board of Aldermen, 
through an appointed committee, resolved to cancel the bonds that 
had been given from time to time by Mr. Jarvis, stating "that 
having been debited with the whole amount of every assessment 
placed in his hands, he has paid over and accounted for every cent of 
the same. 1 " 1 They did this to show their perfect satisfaction with his 
management of public affairs and as an indorsement of his unwav- 
ering integrity. 

The following extract from a letter of a relative of Mr. Jarvis 
is a graceful tribute of respect to his uncle: "I well remember 
uncle Noah, whom I have always considered as my second father, 
the best friend I ever had, and how gratified he was with the act 
of the corporation regarding his bonds. I cherish a grateful 
remembrance of his partial adoption of me, his starting me in 
business, his judicious advice and his continued assistance until I 
was able to take care of myself." 

In this connection, it is pleasant to recall the sterling honesty 
and integrity of his son, Charles A. Jarvis, who, in his business 
relations, strongly resembled his father. Left sole executor through 
the death of the two seniors, he carried out the spirit of his father's 
will to the letter, never deviating through all the fluctuations of 
his own business, nor touching a dollar through all the commercial 
crises that were so often trying the merchant and the trader. 
Indeed, by his careful management investments were more than 
doubled in amount and value. 

Mr. Noah Jarvis died in 1842, bequeathing to his relatives the 
richest of all legacies, a good name and an unsullied reputation. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Elijah Jarvis, Men. 18, 1772 Oct. 5, 1801 j Buried in Poplar 

320 Betsy Chapman, Mch. 24, 1772 Oct. 12, 1801 ( Plains, Westport, Ct. 
2 children. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 53 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

321 Elizabeth, 1798 

322 Nelson Jarvis, Aug. 15, 1800 Jan. 8, 1863 Sept. 8, 1822. 

Nov. 25, 1825. 

03. 

Stephen Jarvis, Nov. 13, 1774 Oct. 26, 1825 Oct. 20, 1803. 

323 Mary Ann 

Atwater, July 14, 1779 Aug. 29, 1858 
11 children. 

324 George Atwater, Oct. 20, 1804 Oct. 10, 1805 

325 Geo. At water, 2d,Mch. 9, 1806 

326 Mary Ann, Sept. 4, 1809 

327 Hezekiah Nash, Mch. 9, 1811 Oct. 19, 1814 

328 Benj. Atwater, Feb. 11, 1813 Dec. 7, 1847. 

329 Caroline Eliz'h, Dec. 28, 1814 Jan. 19, 1840 

330 Sarah Maria, Feb. 3, 1817 Jan. 14, 1841. 

331 Eunice Amelia, Jan. 24, 1819 

332 Harriet Augusta, Jan. 21, 1821 

333 Hez. Nash, 2d, Mch. 24, 1823 Nov. 16, 1852. 

Dec. 28, 1872. 

334 Stephen, Jan. 18, 1826 Aug. 18, 1826 

STEPHEN JARVIS, 

Son of Hezekiah Jarvis, was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, 
November 13, 1774. 

Early in life he removed to Cheshire, where he worked at his 
trade, which was that of a carpenter and cabinet-maker. 

On the 20th October, 1803, he married Mary Ann Atwater, with 
whom he lived most happily during the remainder of his life, and 
who bore him a numerous family of children. He was a worthy 
and 'prominent man in the town, and was often chosen to places of 
trust, which he filled successfully, and with unwavering fidelity. 

In 1813, he purchased of the Rev. Samuel Farmar Jarvis, D.D., 
LL.D., the dwelling of the late Bishop Jarvis. In this house were 
passed many pleasant years among his children, cheerful relatives, 
and friends, and in this venerable dwelling the good . man sank to 
rest, believing and trusting in a higher and a better life. To those 
who survive, there is not only a sad, but pleasing satisfaction in 
recalling the memories that cluster around this cherished old home- 
stead. 

Mr. Jarvis was devoted to the doctrines and services of the Epis- 
copal Church, in which he was educated. 

He was often a delegate to the Diocesan Convention, and was, 



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DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 



for many years, Warden and Treasurer of St. Peter's Church, 
Cheshire. A kind and affectionate husband and father, a firm and 
steadfast friend, a wise counselor, and an honorable man, he 
truly exemplified the saying, " An honest man's the noblest work 
of God." 

00. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Samuel Jarvis, Oct. 9, 1779 Oct. 29, 1857 Sept. 2, 1804. 

335 Huldah White, July 6,1785 Feb. 5,1865 

8 children. 

336 Sarah Ann, June 21, 1805 May 17, 1825. 

337 Mary, Sept. 14, 1808 Jan. 23, 1854 Apr. 5, 1831, to Henry 

J. Sanford. 

338 Elizabeth, Nov. 15, 1811 Nov. 29, 1836. 

339 Catharine Amel.Apr. 1813 July 28, 1834 Sept. 1, 1833. 

340 James White, 1817 July, 1819 

341 Frances Huldah, Sept. 27, 1819 May, 1832 

342 Harriet Rebec'a, Dec. 1,1823 Dec. 15, 1835 

343 Maria, Apr. 14, 1826 June 21, 1826 

SAMUEL JARVIS, 

Son of the late Hezekiah Jarvis, was born Oct. 9, 1779, and died 
Oct. 29, 1857. He was a man of quiet and retiring habits, but 
with excellent business capacity. He was a merchant tailor, and 
his store was, for many years, on the ground on which the Custom 
House now stands, in Wall street, New York. 

Mr. Jarvis was most exemplary in his domestic duties, a good 
husband, a kind father, and a pleasant neighbor. He was a thor- 
ough Episcopalian, and, for many years, a member, communicant, 
and vestryman of Zion Church, New York. 



OO. 

Charles Jarvis, Mch. 28, 1785 Nov. 5, 1846 Apr. 12, 1808. 
344 Sarah Ann Whit- 
lock, May 30, 1790 July 1, 1859 
6 children. 

28, 1809 

9, 1811 Twins. 

9, 1811 Feb. 22, 1877 Apr. 18, 1830. 
30, 1813 May 26, 1846. 

Nov. 1, 1814 Nov. 14, 1814 
1818 May 2, 1833 



345 Abraham, 


Jan. 


346 Henry W., 

347 Henriettas., 


) Dec. 
fDec. 


348 William, 


Jan. 


349 Sarah A., 


Nov 


350 Samuel, 


Jum 



<0^~ 










DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 



55 



103. 



No. 



Name. 



Born. 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 



Rev.Wm.Jarvis,Feb. 29, 1796 Oct. 3, 1871 Dec. 22, 1825, by 

Bishop Brownell. 

351 Elizabeth Miller 

Hart, June 22, 1798 

9 children. 

352 Elizabeth Hart, Oct. 

353 Hetty Hart, Feb. 

354 Richard Wm. 

Hart, Nov. 30, 1829 

355 Frances Amelia, July 30,1831 Mch; 1,1843 

356 Frederica 

Apr. 
Jan. 



5, 1826 

28, 1828 



June 
Dec. 



5, 1856. 
5, 1867. 



Augusta, 

357 Mary Louisa, 

358 John Samuel, 

359 Wm. Kemper, 



Oct. 2, 1841 



3, 1833 

8, 1835 

May 6, 1837 July 27, 1866 
Jan. 8, 1839 June 11, 1842 



Sept. 26, 1855. 



360 Ed. Bucking' in, June 14, 1840 June 8, 1842 

REV. WILLIAM 'JARVIS 

Was born at Norwalk, Connecticut, on the 29th of February, 1796, 
and was the youngest and thirteenth child of Hezekiah Jarvis. 
His birthday being on the 29th of February, and it being leap year. 
Mr. Jarvis was eight years old before he had one of these natal 
days, and had but seventeen in all. He died on the 3d of October, 
1871, aged 75 years and seven months. 

His mother's maiden name was Sarah Whitney, a daughter of 
Mr. Whitney of Darien, who lived to be one hundred years, three 
months, and three days old. His wife was over ninety at the time 
of her death. The mother of Mr. Jarvis was, at the time of her 
marriage with his father, a widow Nash, and he was a widower 
with several children. 

There are some interesting facts in regard to Mrs. Whitney, the 
mother of Mrs. Jarvis, which are related by her only surviving 
grandchild. After she had passed her 80th year, her eyesight 
returned to her as clear and bright as in the days of her youth. 
She became an Episcopalian from her own reading and research, 
and was devoted to the doctrines of the Church. The Rev. Mr. 
Mather, the Congregational clergyman, treated her with the greatest 
kindness and respect, often loaning her his horse to ride to Stam- 
ford, a distance of five miles, to enjoy the Church service. 

Her first husband, not being in sympathy with the doctrines of the 
Episcopal Church, sometimes refused to let her have his horse, when 



56 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FOURTH GENERATION. 

the energetic old lady would declare her intention to walk, 
saying where duty dictated, the Lord would provide a way. And 
so it often proved, for she would hardly get started before some 
neighbor or friendly traveler would assist her to the place in which 
her soul delighted. 

Bishop Jarvis and Mr. Hezekiah Jarvis were brothers, and the 
Bishop's son, the Rev. Dr. Samuel Farmar Jarvis, offered to fit his 
young cousin, William, for college, who was, for some time, an 
inmate of the Doctor's family, and who had decided to devote him- 
self, as soon as his studies were completed, to the ministry of the 
Church. 

The friendship between these two cousins was deep, true, and 
lasting, and when sorrow and embarrassment overtook the Doctor 
in the latter part of his life, the love of his -cousin William proved 
a precious boon to his wounded spirit. 

Mr. Jarvis was graduated at Union College, and afterwards pur- 
sued his theological studies at New Haven, Conn. In August, 
1822, he was ordained deacon at Norwalk, by the late Bishop 
Brownell, and, on the 5th of November of the following year, was 
ordained priest, also by him, at East Haddam, at which place, and 
Hebron, he ministered for some time. 

While at Hebron he won the affection and friendship of Dr. 
Peters, who was also Governor of the State, and this friendship 
continued unabated until death separated them. 

During Mr. Jarvis's ministry at Hebron, a church was erected, 
which was then considered one of the handsomest rural churches in 
the diocese. This church was altered and repaired only a few 
months before his death, and it was a great pleasure to him to 
prove to his old parishioners that he still remembered them with 
affection, by presenting to the parish a font of Ohio stone, com- 
memorative of his rectorship from 1821 to 1826. 

Mr. Jarvis was married by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Brownell, in 
December, 1825, to Miss Elizabeth Miller Hart, eldest daughter of 
Major Richard William and Mrs. Elizabeth Hart of Saybrook, 
Connecticut, a marriage which resulted in great and lifelong happi- 
ness. 

From Hebron, Mr. Jarvis removed to Chatham, now Portland, 
Conn., where he continued rector of Trinity Church until disabled 
by a severe bronchitis, induced by undue exercise of his voice while 
suffering from whooping cough. For months he could only speak 
in a whisper, and for years suffered great pain and discomfort. He 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - FOURTH GENERATION. 57 

was at last reluctantly compelled to give up all hope of doing official 
work again, and resigned his parish. 

He was succeeded by the Rev. Samuel Emery, who was, for some 
time, a member of his family. 

Mr. Jarvis retired from the ministry, sore as was the trial, and 
devoted himself to his home and family. He was surrounded by 
friends, and these, with an interesting domestic circle, made his life 
cheerful and happy. There were five daughters and four sons, and 
as in every picture there must be shadows, so in this beautiful and 
sunny group the dark shadow of death entered, and cast a gloom 
around the happy fireside. Pour of these children were swept 
away almost simultaneously by that terrible scourge, scarlet fever. 

Mr. Jarvis continued to reside in Portland until 1 852,* when he 
removed to Middletown, where he remained until after the marriage 
of his eldest daughter to Col. Samuel Colt of Hartford, Connecti- 
cut, when he made that city his home. 

" As a preacher, Mr. Jarvis was fervent and impressive, both his 
voice and delivery being good; as a pastor, he was distinguished 
for fidelity and devotion; as a friend, he was faithful and generous, 
and as a husband, kind, wise, and affectionate." 

In July, 1866, the family of Mr. Jarvis were again afflicted by the 
death of his youngest son, John Samuel, named after his tried 
friend, Gov. Peters. He had just completed his 29th year, leaving 
a widow arid two young daughters. 

But Mr. Jarvis's life was drawing to a close. Afflicted with a 
painful disease, he often suffered intensely, but, with a trusting 
faith, he resigned himself to the will of his Heavenly Father, await- 
ing the hour when he should be with his loved ones who had gone 
before. Conscious that his end was approaching, he bade farewell 
to his beloved wife, his children and grandchildren, and to his 
cherished friends, whom he had loved so long and well, and then 
his spirit passed away to a bright and glorious immortality. 

" So He giveth His beloved sleep." E. H. C. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Daniel Jarvis, Mch. 29, 1760 Jan. 31, 1781. 

361 Deborah Rogers. 

7 children. 

362 Zophar. 

363 Henrietta, Daniel Secard. 

364 Platt. 

8 



58 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - FIFTH GENERATION. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

365 Stephen. 

366 Rhoda, 1790 1836 Isaiah Scudder. 

367 Mary, Dec. 31, 1817, James 

Smith. 

368 Hannah, Dec. 30, 1819, Tred- 

well Carl. 

111. 

Stephen Jarvis, 1783 1813 

5 children. 

369 Mehitabel. 

370 Henry. 

371 Edmund, 1806 1876 

372 Hannah. 

373 Abatha. 

1 10. 

Ebenez'r Jarvis, May 16, 1782 1833 

6 children. 

374 Moses, Oct. 16, 1806 

375 Sarah, Aug. 18, 1810 

376 Ebenezer, Dec. 12, 1813 Frances Hannah A. 

Kelsey. lch.,Ruth. 

377 lantha, 1815 

378 Marietta, Feb. 14, 1819 

379 Jerusha, Oct. 14, 1832 



Israel Jarvis, Oct. 11, 1806. 

380 Bethsheba Rogers, 

Children. 

381 Benjamin. 

382 Mary. 

383 Ichabod. 

384 Israel. 

385 Cynthia. 

386 Jane. 



STH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Ralph Munson 
Jarvis, Dec;. 27, 1776 Nov. 3, 1853 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 



59 



No. Name. 

387 Caroline Leon- 

ard, 1 

13 children. 

388 Geo. Seymour, 

389 Edw. Lutw.ich, 

390 Frederick, 

391 Charles Ralph, 

392 Henry James, 

393 Caroline, 

394 Mary, 

395 Gust. Ratchford 

396 Sarah Maria, 

397 Amelia Jane, 

398 Matilda, 

399 Anne, 

400 Elizab. Arnold, 



Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Oct. 24, 1782 Oct. 8, 1854 

Sept. 15, 1829. 



June 2, 1806 
Aug. 10, 1807 
Apr. 8, 1810 
Dec. 27, 1811 
Aug. 7, 1812 
May 13, 1813 
Oct. 4, 1815 
, Sept. 12, 1816 
Mch. 14, 1818 
Jan. 1, 1820 
Dec. 7, 1821 
Sept. 27, 1823 
Oct. 20, 1824 



Sept. . 8, 1878 
July 28, 1813 

Cecilia Martin. 
Aug. 30, 1863 

Oct. 2, 1855 Sept. 1839. 
Oct. 4, 1815 



Feb. 22, 1867 
Sept. 19, 1838 
Sept. 27, 1823 



June 23, 1846. 



13O. 

Mary Jarvis, 

401 Robert Hazen, 

1 child. 

402 Robert Fraser, Apr. 19, 1803 Apr. 25, 1874 



Col. commanding H. 
M. 60th Rifle Reg't. 



William Jarvis, 

403 Caroline Boyd. 

1 child. 

404 Win. Munson, Oct. 



1787 Apr. 30, 1856 



9, 1838 



1 Caroline Leonard was the daughter of the Hon. George Leonard of 
Sussex Vale, New Brunswick. George Leonard was a direct descendant 
of Henry Leonard, eldest son of Richard Leonard, Lord Dacre. Henry 
Leonard came to America in 1626. Not returning before his father's 
death, the title descended to his brother Francis. Thomas, son of Francis, 
who succeeded to the title, was afterwards created Earl of Surrey. He 
died in 1715 in Kent. Mrs. Jarvis's father settled in New Brunswick in 
1783, and was much employed in public affairs. The year of his arrival, 
he was appointed one of the Agents of the Government to locate lands 
granted to Loyalists, and was, soon after, made a Member of the Council, 
and commissioned as a Colonel in the Militia. He died at Sussex Vale in 
1826, at an old age. His consort, Sarah, preceded him one year, aged 81. 
Ills daughter married General Parry; and his daughter Maria married 
Capt. It. H. M. Raehford, R. N. His son, Colonel Reuben Leonard of 
H. M. 104th regiment, was Sheriff of the District of Niagara, and died atf 
Lundy's Lane, U. C., in 1833. 



60 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. 

Edward Jarvis, 1 1788 May 9, 1852 

405 Anna Maria 

Boyd, 

8 children. 

406 Edward, Mch. 15, 1819 

407 Edw. W. Boyd, Apr. 25, 1820 July 20, 1821 

408 Mary Jane, Sept. 8, 1821 Mch. 24, 1848 

409 Munson, May 15, 1823 

410 H. Fitz Gerald, May 20, 1825 

411 W.G.Townsend,May 20, 1827 Nov. 2, 1868 

412 Anna Maria, Aug. 30, 1829 Aug. 21, 1830 

413 Caro. Amelia, Feb. 22, 1831 

2d wife. 

414 Elizabeth Gray, Sept. 6, 1847 . 

2 children. 

415 Edw'd Worrell, Jan. 26, 1846 

416 Eliz. Harriett, Sept. 6, 1847 



Married or Remarks. 

Aug. 28, 1841 Apr. 20, 1817. 
Apr. 20, 1819 

Sept. 5, 1843. 

Sept. 30, 1858. 

Sept. 10, 1853. 



14O. 



Polly M. M. Jar- 
vis, 

417 John B. Peters. 

9 children. 

418 Mary Elizabeth, 

419 Harriet Emma 

Albertina, 

420 Samuel Jarvis, 

421 Mary Elizabeth, 

422 Sally Hannah, 

423 Wm. Birdsy, 

424 Albert Jarvis, 

425 Harr't Augusta, 

426 Hugh Albert, 



Dec. 29, 1772 



June 26, 1797 

Feb. 11, 1799 
July 31, 1801 
Aug. 22, 1803 

1805 

June 22, 1807 
Dec. 1, 1808 
Aug. 25, 1810 

1812 



May 7, 1796. 

1801 Died York, U. C. 
Born in U. C. 



Died in New Orleans. 
1811 In U. Canada. 



Maria Lavinia 
Jarvis, Dec. 31, 1788 May 13, 1826 

427 Geo. Hamilton. 

8 children. 

428 Robert Jarvis, May 18, 1812 



Aug. 2, 1811. 



Nov. 19, 1836. 
Apr. 15, 1851. 



1 Edward Jarvis was formerly a member of the Council of New Bruns- 
wick; was Chief Justice of Prince Edward's Island; he died at Spring 
Park in that Province, in 1852, aged sixty-five years, universally respected 
for his upright character as a jurist, and for the urbanity of his manners. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - FIFTH GENEEATION. 61 

No. Name. Bom. Died. Married or Remarks. 

429 Cath'ine Han'h, May 23, 1814 Sept. 25, 1815 

430 Samuel Askin, Aug. 17, 1817 

431 Maria Lavinia, Sept. 15, 1818 May 21, 1840. 

432 George, Feb. 9, 1822 1841 

433 Augusta Han'h, July 17, 1824 Sept. 28, 1827 

434 Catharine, Mch. 15, 1826 1842. 

435 Augusta Caro., June 17, 1857. 



Augusta Jarvis, Oct. 11, 1790 Mch. 21, 1848 May 5, 1812. 

436 Thomas McCor- 

mick. 

9 children. 

437 Thomas David, Feb. 14, 1813 1855 Mary Eead. 

438 Chas. William, Dec. 30, 1814 

439 Marg. Augusta, Nov. 16, 1816 Feb. 21, 1872 

440 Hannah, Nov. 28, 1818 

441 Mary Elizab'th, Oct. 19, 1821 Jan. 14, 1848. 

442 William. May 24, 1823 Nov. 25, 1835 

443 T. Frances, Aug. 6, 1825 1875 Sept. 17, 1855, 

William Griffin. 

444 Samuel Peters, Apr. 15, 1828 

445 George Diehl, Oct. 4, 1836 



Samuel Peters , 

Jarvis, Nov. 15, 1792 Sept. 6, 1857 Oct. 1, 1818. 

446 Mary Boyles 

Powell. 
9 children. 

447 Samuel Peters, Aug. 23, 1820 Feb. 18, 1850, Rene6 

Wilson. 
-448 William Dum- 

mer Powell, Dec. 17, 1821 Jan. 15, 1859 

449 George Murray, Apr. 13, 1824 June 23, 1846, Eliza- 

beth Arnold Jarvis. 

450 Ann Ellen, Oct. 30, 1825 Oct. 12, 1862 Aug. 25, 1846. 

451 Emily Elizab'h, Apr. 13, 1827 June 24, 1854, Sidney 

B. Farrell, R. Eng. 

452 Charles Edw'd, Oct. 25, 1828 Sept. 22, 1829 

453 Charlotte Aug., Apr. 1,1830 May 2,1841 

454 Mary Caroline, Mch. 27, 1832 

455 Charles Fred'k, June 11, 1834 Mch. 17, 1871 Mary Ann Graham. 

SAMUEL PETERS JARVIS 

Was educated at Cornwall, Upper Canada, by the late Dr. Stra- 
chan, afterwards Bishop of Toronto. He studied law and practiced 



62 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 

his profession for many years; lie afterwards performed the duties 
of his father's office as Secretary of the Province; was Clerk of 
the Crown in Chancery, and Chief Superintendent of Indian 
Affairs (an Imperial appointment). He served during the war of 
1812-13-14; was present at the battles of Queenstown Heights, 
Lundy's Lane, Stony Creek, and Detroit, for which latter he 
received a medal and clasp; was present at the death of General 
Brock, and commanded the guard who escorted the late General 
Winfield Scott as a prisoner of war from Queenstown to Fort 
Niagara. During the rebellion of 1837-8 he raised and com- 
manded the regiment known as the Queen's Rangers; .was present 
at the cutting out of the steamer Caroline at Schlosser; was Com- 
mandant of the garrison at Toronto, and Judge- Advocate of the 
court-martial assembled to try the American prisoner, General 
Sutherland, who attempted to commit suicide while confined in the 
old fort at Toronto. 

Mrs. Samuel Peters Jarvis was the daughter of the late Hon. 
William Dummer Powell, Chief Justice of Upper Canada, and 
Speaker of the Legislative Council. 

SAMUEL PETERS JARVIS, JR., 

Was educated at Upper Canada College, Toronto. He studied 
law in 1845, and entered the army as an Ensign in the Royal 
Canadian Rifle Regiment, soon after which he exchanged into the 
82d Regiment, then stationed at Halifax, N. S. ' He served in the 
82d during the Indian Mutiny, 1857-9; was in temporary com- 
mand of three companies of his regiment during the relief of Luck- 
now by Lord Clyde; was present at the defeat of the Gwalior 
Contingent at Cawnpore on 6th December, action of "Khoda- 
gurge," and occupation of "Fultihghur," capture of "Bareilly," 
relief of " Shahjehanpoor " Jail, and action of "Khankeer." For 
this service, he received brevet rank of Major, medal and clasps. 
He was, for several years after his return to England, Adjutant of the 
Staff College at Sandhurst. He retired from the service as Major 
of the 82d regiment to accept the appointment as Assistant Adju- 
tant-General of Militia in Canada, with the rank of Lieut. -Colonel 
in the British Army. When the troubles broke out in the new 
province of Manitoba, he was appointed to the command of the 
Ontario Battalion, which, with the Quebec Battalion and a portion 
of the Rifle Brigade, proceeded to Fort Garry, the whole force 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 



63 



under the command of Colonel (now General) Sir Garnet Wolseley. 
Soon after the return of the regular 'troops, Lieut. -Colonel Jarvis 
was made Commandant of the garrison at Fort Garry, where 
he remained until the withdrawal by the Canadian Government of 
the troops from that province. For this service, he was created, by 
Her Majesty the Queen, a Companion of the Order of St. Michael 
and St. George. On 4th June, 1875, he was gazetted to the rank 
of Colonel in the British Army, and at present (1878) is- on special 
service in South Africa connected with the Kaffir war. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Eemarks. 

William Munson 
Jarvis, 1 'Aug. 12, 1793 June 25, 1867 Nov. 2, 1826. 

456 Anne Racy. 

4 children. 

457 Jane Hannah, Aug. 10, 1827 

458 Henry William, Aug. 2,1829 

459 Chas. Herbert, Aug. 25, 1831 Sept. 7, 1859 Dec., 1856. 

460 John Racy, July 1834 In infancy. 



Hannah Owen 
Jarvis, Sept. 25, 1797 

461 Alex. Hamilton. 

11 children. 

462 Oath. Maria, Mch. 23, 1817 

463 Han'h Henderson, Nov. 3, 1818 

464 Jesse Augusta, Mch. 18, 1821 

465 Mary Jane, 

466 Elizabeth, 

467 Helen, July 12, 1828 

468 Jos. Alexander, July 18, 1830 

469 William Jarvis, April 25, 1833 

470 Caroline Emily, Jan. 4, 1835 

471 Emma Harriett, June 18, 1837 

472 Aug. Owen Herb't, Oct. 21, 1839 



June 1, 1824 Aug. 15, 1825 
Aug. 6, 1826 



Jan. 25, 1816. 



Jan. 12, 1847. 



Nov. 24, 1842. 



March 15, 1855. 



Sept. 5, 1869. 
Jan. 8, 1867. 

September, 1877, Kate 
C. McCallum. 



1 William Munson Jarvis served through the American war, 1812-14; 
was present at the, battles of Queenstown Heights and Stony Creek; was, 
for many years, Sin-riff of the Gore District, and resided and died in 
Hamilton. 



64 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - FIFTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Kemarks. 

Elizabeth Jarvis, Oct. 25, 1785 May 7, 1844 Dec. 25, 1804. 

473 Truman S. Wetmore. 

5 children. 

474 Sylvia Elizab'h, Oct. 20, 1805 Aug. 10 ; 1874 

475 Darwin Woodw'd, Sept. 2, 1807 Aug. 20, 1853 

476 William Jarvis, June 30, 1809 

477 Geo. Whitneld, Oct. 11, 1812 

478 Charles Fitch, Aug. 21, 1815 

ELIZABETH JARVIS WETMORE 

Was the eldest daughter of John Jarvis, of Norwalk, Conn., 
her mother, whose maiden name was Elizabeth Boulte, being his 
second wife. Mrs. Wetmore was a very beautiful woman, and her 
loveliness of character was the charm of the family circle, and the 
esteem and admiration of her neighbors and friends. She was 
devoted to the cares and duties of her household, and her home 
was the ne plus ultra of neatness and good order. She gave to the 
poor and needy with a willing and lavish hand, and, in her noble 
deeds of charity, she was aided by her no less willing husband, who 
was ever known and recognized as the poor man's doctor and 
friend. Mrs. Wetmore was an Episcopalian, and was baptized and 
confirmed in the church by her uncle, the late Rt. Rev. Abraham 
Jarvis, the second Bishop of Connecticut. She died at the age of 
58, and an obituary notice written by her pastor was published 
at the time in the columns of the Churchman. 

As a reminiscence of her home, the following may not prove 
uninteresting: The house owned by her husband, and occupied 
by the family for many years, stood back from the street, sur- 
rounded by a spacious lawn, with an ample courtyard in front, 
and a walk leading from the door, through a gateway, to the 
street. The courtyard was overshadowed by elms and maples, and 
ornamented with abundant flowers of rare beauty. On each side 
of the large door that opened into the hall were two large and 
very beautiful lilac trees, whose tops reached to the eaves of the 
house, and, in their blooming season, these trees were covered with 
purple flowers which exhaled a pleasant perfume, even to the 
senses of the travellers who passed that way. The robins built 
their nests and reared their young among the branches, and they 
were so frequently fed by the mistress of the house that they 
would, as she was sitting alone, fly into the room, hop about, 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. . 65 

pick up the crumbs on the floor, and then return again to their 
nests. In the midst of all this pleasure and domestic peace, Mrs. 
Wetmore sickened and died, and, as though in sympathy with her 
decease, the robins deserted the lilacs, and they too began to decay, 
until in a year or two they were utterly withered and dead. 

It was at this particular time that her son, William Jarvis Wet- 
more, visited his old home, the home of his youth and love, and 
saw how the spirit of desolation had swept over the once happy 
spot. It was, indeed, a melancholy sight. He retired to the room 
he once used to occupy when the family were all together, and 
composed the following lines, writing original music for the words, 
which he subsequently published, dedicating it to his father. 

THE LILAC AT THE DOOR. 

Sweet home of youth, I fondly turn 

My wandering'steps to thee ; 
I know no spot on earth so dear, 

No hearts so frank and free. 
The elm, the maple, and the birch, 

The sumach on the moor. 
I see with joy, but dearer far 

The lilac at the door. 

I've roamed o'er many a pleasant land, 

I've sailed o'er many a sea; 
I've roamed o'er mountain, hill, and plain, 

But Home! thou'rt all to me! 
I've heard the wild birds in the grove, 

Their songs on many a shore ; 
But sweeter was the robin's note 

In thd lilac at the door. 

Here friends have met beneath the shade, 

In life's enchanted Spring; 
And, while they told their pleasures o'er, 

Love plumed his airy wing. 
The friends have gone, and music now, 

Alas ! is heard no more ! 
The robin's flown, and withered, dead, 

The lilac at the door! 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Charlotte Jarvis, July 30, 1787 Feb. 20, 1861 Dec. 12, 1810. 
479 John Seymour, Nov. 20, 1786 Dec. 11, 1859 
5 children. 
9 



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DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. 

480 Sarah Elizabeth, May 13, 1812 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 
Aug. 13, 1837. 



481 Charles Jarvis, Feb. 25, 1815 Mch. 13, 1840 May 10, 1837. 

482 Alvati, May 5, 1817 July 22, 1848 April 13, 1848, Mary 

A. Partridge. 

483 Charlotte Fitch, Aug. 4,1819 May 25, 1863 May 11, 1847. 



484 Samuel John, Mch. 9, 1822 



Feb. 17, 1850. 



George Oglevie 
Jarvis, July 14, 1795 

485 Philamela Marshall, 

6 children. 

486 Phil. Elizab'h, Feb. 19, 1822 

487 Charl. Maria 1st, July 30, 1824 

488 Charlotte Maria, May 6, 1826 

489 Chas. Alpheus, Feb. 2, 1828 

490 Louisa Sophia, Mch. 14, 1831 

491 Geo.Cyp'n,M.D.,Apr.24,1834 



Feb. 3, 1875 Nov. 19, 1819. 

May 12, 1875 Died, Portland, Conn. 

Mch. 18, 1835 D. Colebrook, Conn. 
Dec. 15, 1824 D. Colebrook, Conn. 
April 28, 1853 Oct. 8, 1851, to Geo. 

Gillum, Jr. 
Jan. 17, 1854. 

Feb. 8, 1866, to Mar- 
tha Gillum. 



DR. GEORGE OGLEVIE JARVIS 

Son of the late John Jarvis, was born in New Canaan, Connecticut, 
July 14, 1795. 

Dr. Jarvis was a thorough English scholar, and an educator of 
youth during his earlier manhood and scholastic life. He studied 
his profession with his brother-in-law, Dr. Truman Spencer Wet- 
more of Winchester, Connecticut, and was a painstaking and 
persevering student. He was licensed to practice medicine and 
surgery in 1817, and first settled in Torrington. After the expira- 
tion of two years, he removed to Colebrook, where he remained 
until 1840, when he left for Portland, a beautiful village on the 
Connecticut river opposite Middletown. There he practiced his 
profession with increasing patronage and success until he died at 
the age of eighty, a victim to erysipelas and diphtheria. He 
received the degree of M.D. from Yale College in 1846. 

Dr. Jarvis was of an inventive turn of mind, and his genius and 
skill were largely exercised in that direction. His "ADJUSTER." 
an instrument for the more ready and easy manner of reducing 
and replacing fractures and dislocations, proved a success, and 
gave him an enviable notoriety. At one time, he visited Europe, 
where he remained several months. In London they recognized 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 67 

his genius and ability, and, by special invitation, he delivered a 
course of lectures on "Fractures and Dislocations," before the 
learned magnates of that ancient and intellectual city. These 
were published at the time in the " London Lancet." As a mark of 
respect for the man, and as an acknowledgment of his genius, 
learning, and skill, the " Society for the Promotion of Arts and 
Commerce " presented him the largest gold medal ever received 
by an American. Prince Albert was president of the society, and 
the doctor had the distinguished honor of receiving it at the hand 
of the prince himself. 

During the last days of the doctor's life, he prepared a work on 
Electricity and Ozone. It was carefully written, and showed that 
the author was not only an accomplished scholar, but a profound 
thinker and scientist. 

Dr. Jarvis was a model husband and father, and a genial friend 
and companion. He was the soul of hospitality and honor, and 
was never more happy than when surrounded by a circle of his 
neighbors and friends. Like all of the name, he had a love for 
the humorous, and was ever ready at bon mot and repartee. With 
a keen and appreciative musical ear, his whole life seemed rounded 
as with pleasant harmonies. 

Dr. j, Jarvis married a very estimable lady, a Miss Marshall, 
in the town where he first settled. They had an interesting 
family of children, who were devoted to their parents, and who 
loved to meet with them around the domestic hearth. Firm in 
the doctrines of the Episcopal Church, their Christmas and other 
holidays were the occasions of the most happy and interesting 
annual re-unions, and of the renewal of delightful associations. 
These two. who lived such a consistent Christian life, and were so 
much endeared to each other and their children, have passed 
away, and now sleep side by side in the little church-yard across 
the way from their once happy home, awaiting the glorious morn- 
ing of the Resurrection Day. 

IT'S. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Launc't Jarvis, Feb. 19, 1775 Dec. 26, 1853 June 23, 1803. 

492 Lydia Barlow, Apr. 10, 1789 May 17, 1866 

7 children. 

493 Thos. Newton, June 22, 1805 June 14, 1834. 

494 Milton Barlow, 

M.D., Aug. 5,1807 Feb. 26, 1836. 



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DESCENDANTS OP WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

495 Charles, Sept. 8, 1809 Nov. 13, 1811 Drowned. 

496 Elizabeth, Dec. 31, 1811 May, 1840 Wm. H. Kinney. 

1 child, Charles. 

497 Clarissa, June 5, 1814 Aug. 1, 1840 Lucian P. Robe. 2ch., 

Emily and Harr't C. 

498 Harriet, Dec. 25, 1817 Dec. 29, 1839 



499 Samuel, 



Apr. 11, 1819 Apr. 29, 1859 Jan. 9, 1853. 



Nancy Jarvis, Mch. 3, 1795 

500 James H. Weed, Mch. 7, 1795 

2 children. 

501 James Jarvis, Jan. 13, 1821 

502 Wm. Harvey, Jan. 13, 1821 



Aug. 
May 



1, 1877 
6, 1822 



Jan. 23, 1820. 



Dead. 
Dead. 



Fan'y F. Jarvis, Oct. 4, 1799 Mch. 3, 1826 Aug. 20, 1823. 

503 Alvah Weed, Feb. 8,1800 Aug. 15, 1832 

2 children. 

504 Robert, Nov. 17, 1824 Aug. 10, 1825 

505 Frances Marion, July 14, 1826 Thomas A. Brown. 



James Jarvis, 

506 Lucy Platt, 

6 children. 

507 David Sandf rd, Feb. 

508 LeviS., 

509 Mariette, 

510 Jane, 

511 Charles, 

512 John Jay, 



103. 

Feo. 2, 1784 May 24, 1870 
Feb. 22, 1785 May 24, 1869 



1808 

Feb. 1810 
Dec. 4, 1814 
Jan. 14, 1818 
Mch. 4, 1821 
Dec. 4, 1828 



Sept. 



1826 



1807. 



1833. 

Feb. 22, 1835. 

Nov. 17, 1840. 

Jan. 26, 1845. 

1850. 



Rodney Jarvis, July 1, 1796 



513 Mary Bower- 

man, 

2 children. 

514 Brice W., 

515 Benjamin L., 



Apr. 18, 1803 

Apr. 18, 1831 
June 6, 1835 



Feb. 25, 1830. 



108. 

Selecta Jarvis, Mch. 17, 1797 
516 Jothan Crawford, June 7, 1792 July 23, 1872 
12 children. 



Sept. 25, 1814. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 



69 



No. Name. Born. 

517 Elijah Hudson, June 29, 

518 Chauncey Hoff- 

man, Jan. 10, 

519 John Bemus, Nov. 11, 

520 Catharine Ray- 

mond, Oct. 18, 

521 James Rodman, Sept, 30, 

522 Win. Norman, > June 18, 

523 Margaret Ann, Nov. 22, 

524 Daniel, Sept. 14, 

525 Car'line Louise, Feb. 7, 

526 Alv. Carpenter, Apr. 30, 

527 Warren Smith, Feb. 9, 



Died. Married or Remarks. 

1815 May 4, 1870 Oct. 31, 1838. Eliza- 
beth R. Sweet. 

1817 Aug. 5, 1819 

1818 July 20, 1858 



1820 
1822 
1824 
1826 
1828 
1830 
1833 
1835 



Nov. 19, 1874 



Mch. 24, 1834 



Apr. 20, 1848. 
Henrietta Ladd. 



528 Martha Jean'te, May 14, 1837 



Mch., 1871, 
Tanner. 



Eunice 



100. 



James Grant 
Jarvis, Dec. 

529 Tempo Frisbie. 

4 children. 

530 Wm. Oscar, July 

531 Laura Ann, 

532 Lucinda Frisbie, 

533 Maria Frisbie, 



4, 1799 



1, 1822 



Seth Jarvis, 

534 Nancy Greer, 

3 children. 

535 Wellington, 

536 Sarah Jane, 

537 Stephen, . 



Jan. 22, 1821. 



Antony E. Burt. 

1 ch. , Mary Frances. 
Ed. Smith. 
Wm. S. Murray. 



Oct. 11, 1805 Sept. 23, 1859 Dec. 4, 1828. 
Jan. 6, 1865 



Aug. 20, 1829 

Mch. 19, 1834 May 14, 1863 

June 5, 1837 1865. 



No issue. 



Jay Jarvis, Sept. 2, 1801 June 23, 1860 

538 Sarah Ridgeway. 

2 children. 

539 Jay. 

540 Judson. 

JAY JARVIS 

Was born Sept. 2, 1801, and died June 23, 1860. He was for 
many years a merchant, and, by persistent effort and strict business 



Married Sarnantha Andrews, Sept. 22, 1853, 1 child, Frances S. 



70 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - FIFTH GENERATION. 

management, amassed a very respectable amount of wealth. He 
was a man of honest purpose, and strict integrity, and was, for 
several years, the President of the Citizens' Bank, which was situa- 
ted on the corner of the Bowery and Canal street, N. Y. 

Mr. Jarvis married the " beautiful " Mrs. Sarah Ridgeway, nee 
Leycraft, by whom he had three children. 

Mr. Jarvis was an Episcopalian, and a regular attendant at 
church. His sickness was not of long duration, but knowing that 
his days were numbered, he quietly resigned himself to the will of 
his Maker, awaiting the hour when death should call him hence. 

His widow still survives him, and is cheerful and companionable, 
making life happy with her children and friends around her. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks*. 

Jane Jarvis, Feb. 6, 1804 Apr. 8, 1875 

541 Jonathan White. 

4 children. 

542 Harriet, May 17, 1858 E. T. Harmon. 

1 child, Harry. 

543 Susan Jarvis, Ch. H. Waterlmry. 

1 child, Blanche. 

544 Charles Jay, Miss Abendroth. 

4 children. 

545 Margaret Jarvis, 1862 J. Fairbank. 1 child, 

2d husband. Jessie. 

546 Abram Voorhees. 

1 child. 

547 Willard P. Voorhees. 

JANE JARVIS WHITE, 

Daughter of Jesse Jarvis, was born at South Salem, village of Cross 
River, Westchester Co., N. Y., February 6, 1804. After her fath- 
er's death, she met Jonathan White, who afterward became her 
husband, in the village of Rye, N. Y., where she had been living 
since 1817. 

He was born in Ireland, Oct. 28, 1799, and was the son of par- 
ents, both of whom had lived romantic lives. His father, Joseph 
White, was an Englishman, and an officer in the Royal Navy, and 
his mother was Mary, daughter of an Irish Baronet, Sir Darby 
O'Kennedy. Joseph White commenced life by eloping with this 
lady, who is said to have been both beautiful and accomplished. 
Afterwards, for challenging a brother officer to mortal combat, he 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 71 

was dismissed the service, a circumstance which seems to have 
embittered him against the British Government, and, finally, 
espousing the cause of Ireland, he joined with Emmet and McNeven 
in the Rebellion of 1798. The result was that he, with his wife and 
family, eventually fled to this country, where he settled in the neigh- 
borhood of Shrewsbury, N. J. He named the place Barnsville, as a 
barn was the only building visible, and it still retains that name. 

His oldest sons had been educated in Dublin University, but 
Jonathan, the youngest, had to take such chances as New Jersey 
offered in those times. 

He however proved more American and enterprising, and kept 
the business which his father left him, of the manufacture of carved 
tortoise-shell and ivory combs. 

Jonathan White was, as his father had been, a man of high 
honor and integrity, hating all shams and hollow pretences, always 
aiming to be rather than to seem. His manner was reserved, keen, 
and sarcastic, and commanded respect rather than love. He 
provided generously for his family, and was very hospitable to his 
numerous friends. 

He died in New Brunswick, N. J., in 1835, at 36 years of age, 
and was buried in Christ Church graveyard. In 1849, his wife's 
mother, Margaret Parmale Jarvis, widow of Jesse Jarvis, was 
buried by his side. 

Seven years after the death of Jonathan White, on Sept. 19, 
1842, his widow married Abraham Voorhees, a man fourteen years 
younger than herself. He was infatuated with her beauty, which 
she retained to the last of her life. She was intelligent, with spark- 
ling wit, quick at repartee, of dignified demeanor, and, yet, seemed 
utterly unconscious of her personal advantages. Thirty-four years 
after her second marriage, she died very suddenly, while her maid 
was combing her hair, now changed from its flossy black to iron- 
gray. She fell with scarcely a warning to the floor, and, in a few 
moments, expired without any apparent suffering. She was buried, 
not beside her mother and first husband, in Christ churchyard, but 
in the Presbyterian cemetery at New Brunswick. 

Of her four children by her first husband. Harriet White, a girl 
of beauty and refinement of manners, was married at Christ 
Church, New Brunswick, Dec. 4, 1856, to Ezekiel Fargo Harmon, 
of Buffalo, N. Y. She died May 17, 1858, and was buried in For- 
est Lawn cemetery, leaving one son, who, at his mother's request, 
was baptized with her name, directly after her funeral. 



72 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 

Susan Jarvis White was married April 22, 1850, in St. Bartholo- 
mew's Church, N. Y., toChas. Henry Waterbury, son of John Water- 
bury and Sarah Weed, of Darien, Conn. The Waterburys are 
of English descent, and the Weeds of Puritan ancestry. Ben- 
jamin, father of Sarah Weed, was an officer in the Revolutionary 
war of 1776. Blanche Water bury is the only surviving child of 
this marriage. 

Charles Jay White is a wholesale merchant of N. Y., and was mar- 
ried, at Portchester, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1855, to Mary A. Abendroth, 
a beautiful young lady of German parentage, but born in this 
country. Her parents were ironmongers, in Darmstadt, Germany, 
and came to the United States to avoid the conscription of their 
three sons into the German army, thus sacrificing their interest in 
the fatherland for the sake of their sons. 

Margaret Jarvis White, who possessed the same prepossessing 
qualities as her sister Harriet, was married Nov. 19, 1857, to Jere- 
miah R. Fairbank, of Elizabeth, N. J. After about six years of 
happy wedded life, she died of hasty consumption at Oakham, 
Mass., on June 22, 1864. She left one daughter, Jessie Fairbank. 

Willard P. Voorhees is a lawyer of good standing in New 
Brunswick. He was married on the 15th March, 1877, to Sarah 
Rutgers Neilson. 

SOO. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Cathar'e Jarvis, Jan. 26, 1813 

548 Juds'n Harmon, Mch. 22, 1811 Jan. 28, 1857 Living in Elizabeth- 

3 children. port, N. J. 

549 Jeanette, Juliette, Margaretta. 

' 212. 

Frederick Starr 
- Jarvis, 1 Aug. 4, 1786 1852 

550 Susan Merrigold. 

12 children. 

551 Frederick Wm., Feb. 7, 1818 Oct. 5, 1857. 

552 Amelia, ' May 24, 1819 1836. 

553 George Thomas, Nov. 30, 1820 Jan. 4, 1852. 

554 Stephen Maule, Nov. 22, 1822 Sept. 10, 1850. 

555 Peter Robinson, 2 Aug. 16, 1824 Feb. 12, 1849. 

1 Frederick Starr Jarvis was on service with the militia in the war of 1812- 
14, and during the Rebellion in Upper Canada, in 1837, was Gentleman 
Usher of the Black Hod. 

2 Resides at Stratford, Ont. Was, formerly, Mayor of that town. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 

Died. 



73 



No. Name. Born. 

556 Chas. Beveiiey, Nov. 16, 1826 

557 Mary, 

558 Arthur Murray, Oct. 27, 1830 

559 Henry August's, 1 Dec. 9, 1832 June 7,1836 

560 Edgar, Jan. 28, 1835 

561 Julia, Nov. 27, 1836 

562 Hester Eljzab'th, 1838 Jan. 11,1858 



Married or Remarks. 



Dec. 2, 1828 Feb. 27, 1861 Oct. 30, 1851. 

Oct. 26, 1852. 
Feb. 8, 1860. 

Oct. 17, 1863. 



Frances Amelia 



June 
May 



Jarvis, 

56:5 John Maule, 
14 children. 

564 Elizabeth, 

565 William, 

566 George, 

567 Frances Amelia, Oct. 

568 Elizabe'th, July 

569 Caroline, July 

570 Ellen, June 

571 George Fred'k, Feb. 

572 Isabella, July 

573 Charlotte, June 



Mch. 22, 1787 Jan. 23, 1867 July 16, 1809. 



29, 1810 

30, 1811 
1813 

28, 1814 
2, 1816 
28, 1817 
27, 1819 
26, 1821 
21, 1822 
26, 1824 

1826 



July 1.4, 1818 

Apr. 1, 1838 Died in India. 

D. in infancy. 
Dec. 3, 1848 Aug. 1835. 

D. in infancy. 

Capt. Hambly, R. N. 



July 26, 1864 June 30, 1862. 
D. in India. 



Jan. 8, 1863. 
1869 Killed in battle in 
China. 



George Stephen 

Benj. Jarvis, Apr. 21, 1797 Apr. 15, 1878 Dec. 6, 1821. 

578 Julia Sherwood, Mch. 2, 1842 

10 children. 

579 Julia Eliza, 8 Aug. 4,1823 

580 Frances Amelia, Jan. 26, 1826 May 5, 1842. 

581 Mary Sophia, Apr. 22, 1828 Mch. 7, 1829 

582 Mary Sophia, Nov. 12, 1829 June 19,' 1856. 



574 Arthur Dillon, Sept. 

575 Mary Catharine, 

576 Robert, Aug. 26, 1831 

577 Henry Budgen, July 9, 1834 



583 Isabel Maria, 

584 Caroline, 



Aug. 4, 1831 Aug. 26, 1837 
Aug. 15, 1833 



5S5 Geo. Sherwood, Nov. 8, 1834 

586 Ellen Maria, Nov.' 10, 1835 Dec. 5,1835 



Sept. 19, 1865. 



1 Drowned in river Avon, trying to save a friend; both drowned. 
3 Married, 1st, Aug. 5, 1840, Geo. Hamilton. 2d, Dec. 3, 1861, Henry 
McKay. 

10 



74 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENEKAT10X. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

587 Adiel, Apr. 12, 1839 Feb. 7, 1847 

588 Anne Decima, Feb. 17, 1842 Rev. W. H. Pool. 

3d wife. 

589 Anne Maria Mountain. 

3 children. 

590 Salter Mountain, Dec. 5, 1844 

591 John Lindsay, Aug. 29, 1846 Aug. 10, 1847 

592 Arthur, May 28, 1849 In Holy Orders. 

GEORGE STEPHEN B. JARVIS. 

[The following sketch is abbreviated from an article which appeared in 
the Montreal Gazette of 16th April, 1878.] 

" Probably the oldest Judge in the Dominion, and perhaps the 
widest known, died yesterday at Cornwall, Ontario. Geo. Stephen 
Benjamin Jar vis, Judge of the united counties of Stormont, Dundas, 
and Glengarry, for many years a familiar figure at Diocesan and Pro- 
vincial Synods of the Anglican Church, one of the oldest remain- 
ing of the York Pioneers, and conspicuous throughout Ontario for 
the interest taken by him during over half a century in the devel- 
opment of a Canadian military spirit, was born at Fredericton, 
New Brunswick, on the 21st April, 1797. His father, Stephen 
Jarvis, served as a Lieutenant of Cavalry in the South Carolina 
Royalists during the Revolutionary War." 

For an extended account of his eventful life we refer our read- 
ers to our sketch of him which appears in its proper place in 
another part of this work. 

" The late Judge's military education commenced at a very early 
age. When the war of 1812 broke out and his father's regiment 
was ordered to the Upper Province, we find he had passed through 
alj. the non-commissioned grades and had become a volunteer 
attached to the 49th King's Regiment. With this corps he first 
smelt powder at Queenstown Heights, and in his later days never 
tired of recounting his. experiences on that occasion. 

"At Queenstown young Jarvis, then 15 years old, was taken 
prisoner, and for some days he was retained in the camp of Gen- 
eral Van Rensselaer. He soon, however, gained his release and 
rejoined the 49th, in which he. henceforth seems to have occupied 
the position of a gentleman cadet, passing all his time with the 
officers, and admitted to the privileges of their mess. Soon after, 
the regiment retired into Fort George for. the winter. Early in 
the spring of 1813,. young Jarvis was* sent to Hamilton with a 
brigade of boats, and thence to York, with orders to bring back a 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 75 

party of grenadiers belonging to the 8th regiment. He failed in 
his mission for the excellent reason that he found York invested 
by the Americans, and, on the 27th April, he took part in the battle 
which, as all know, ended by the retreat of the British and 
Canadian forces to Kingston. En route, he was appointed an 
Assistant Commissary, and on arrival at Kingston was selected to 
fill an appointment on the staff of Sir E. Sheaffe. In this position 
he remained until, Yoi*k being evacuated by the enemy, he was 
ordered to rejoin his regiment on the Niagara frontier, when, to 
his utter disgust, he found Fort George in the hands of the enemy, 
and the British in full retreat upon Hamilton. Thence young 
Jarvis was speedily dispatched on a reconnoitering expedition in the 
direction of Stony Creek. Four days afterwards, he fell in with 
the enemy's advanced guard, and after a council of war, the 49th, 
seven hundred strong, marched out to encounter the Americans 
the Light Company, to which Mr. Jarvis was attached, leading the 
advance. The Americans were defeated by a force less than one- 
fifth of their number, and, through the intervention of the fleet, 
were shut up until the winter in Fort George. On the 28th June, 
Jarvis was engaged at the capture of the Beaver dam, and subse- 
quently in the affairs of Fort Schlosser and Black Rock. 

"On the 30th, he was present at the capture of Fort Niagara, 
which was retained during the remainder of the war. While 
stationed here, he was notified of his appointment to an ensigncy 
in the 8th (King's) Regiment, which he immediately joined, and 
with it he was present at the capture of Fort Erie, and the subse- 
quent disastrous battle of Chippewa, where the 8th covered the 
retreat of the British forces. Next came Lundy's Lane, the most 
terrible action of the war, when Jarvis, who had then attained the 
age of 17 years and 3 months, commanded a company of his 
battalion, and acted throughout with singular intrepidity. The 
storming of Fort Erie, perhaps the bloodiest strife of the war, 
again found Jarvis at the front, and here, again, on the 17th of 
September, he was taken prisoner, escaping after a series of singu- 
lar adventures. The evacuation of the fort by the Americans 
shortly afterwards brought to a close the war on the Niagara 
frontier, and the 8th received orders to march to Montreal, from 
which they embarked for England. The deceased's military career 
was thus cut short. In the spring of 1815 Mr. Jarvis was stationed 
at Windsor Castle, but shortly afterwards he was placed on half- 
pay or reduction. Through the intercession of Sir R.. Sheaffe he 



76 DESCENDANTS OF WTLLTAM FIFTH GENERATION. 

was, however, reappointed this time to the 104th regiment, sta- 
tioned in Canada, but hardly had he arrived out, when the 104th 
was disbanded, and he was again placed on the retired list." 

"In 1817, Mr. Jarvis commenced the study of the law, and in the 
succeeding year he was attached to the firm of the late Hon. Jonas 
Jones of Brockville, in which he became a partner in 1820. In 
January, 1823, he was called to the Bar, being then sixty-ninth on 
the roll. Of all his contemporaries, Mr. Norton Buell of Toronto, 
is now the only survivor. In 1834, Mr. Jarvis was named a 
Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada; in 1835, County 
Judge of Prescott and Russell; in 1837, of Leeds and Grenville; 
and in 1842, of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry. The latter 
appointment he held to the day of his death, though for the past 
year his duties have been performed by the Junior Judge. The 
Judge's career on the Bench, extending over 5 1 years, has through- 
out been marked by the same zeal and unswerving devotion to 
duty which signalized his brief but active service as a soldier. 
During his judicial career, notwithstanding the immense amount 
of work he performed, it is on record that only four cases of those 
decided by him were appealed, and two of these were upheld by 
the Supreme Courts." 

"In 1836, the deceased Judge was elected to represent the 
town of Cornwall in the Provincial Parliament, and, in 1850, 
was appointed Lieut. -Colonel of the 1st Stormont Militia. The 
last time he displayed an active interest in military matters was 
during the Trent affair, when he was instrumental in raising a 
company for Captain Oliver, a service recognized by the presenta- 
tion to him of an address and a sword of honor by the officers 
and men he had called into activity. 

"Throughout his long life Judge Jarvis was an uncompromising 
churchman. As he was a contemporary, so he was a steadfast 
friend and admirer of the late Bishop Strachan, long the leader of 
the Church militant in Upper Canada, and the moving spirit of that 
much-abused family compact which at one time ruled the politics of 
the Province. Of late years the Judge has taken a very active inter- 
est in the building of the Strachan Memorial Church at Cornwall, 
and on several occasions has lectured on the War of 1812 in order to 
help in providing funds for that object. As illustrative of the late 
Judge's devotion to the church, it may be said that he invariably 
set apart one-tenth of his income for church purposes, and at 
Synod and Vestry he lost no opportunity of proclaiming this to be 
the first duty of every church in an.'' 



DESCENDANTS OP WILLIAM - FIFTH GENERATION. 77 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Wm. Botsford 
Jarvis, 1 May 4, 1799 July 26, 1864 

593 Mary Boyles Powell. 2 

5 children. 

594 Ann Frances, May 4, 1830 

595 Louisa, Dec. 16, 1831 

596 Wm. Dummer, Aug. 4, 1834 

597 Sarah, May 4, 1836 

598 Robert Edward 

Colborne, 3 Mch. 4, 1842 



Samuel Jarvis, July 28, 1782 June 22, 1851 

599 Sarah Gould. 

4 children. 

600 Mary Ann, Henry Starr, Cornelia, Minerva. 

220. 

Benj. S. Jarvis, April 13, 1734 Dec. 24, 1840 
E. W. Can-. 
2 children. 

601 Antoinette Augusta and Benjamin. 

22 \. 

Eli Starr Jarvis. .Ian. 23, 1786 

602 Louise Chapman. Sept. 12, 1820 

2 children. 

603 Eli/a, Mr. aiding. Reside in 

Michigan. 
60-1 Harriette. 
2d \\itV. 
605 Prudence White. 



1 William P.otsi'ord .Jarvis, for many years Sheriff of the Home District, 
commanded a regiment during the Rebellion, 1837-8. 

~ Mrs. William B. Jarvis was a granddaughter of the late 'Hon. William 
Dummer Powell, Chief Justice of Upper Canada, and Speaker of the 
Legislative Council. 

3 Robert Colborne Jarvis entered H. M. service in the 100th regiment, 
1857; he afterwards exchanged into the 67th regiment, in which regiment 
he now is ;i < 'aptain, and attached to the Staff College at Sandhurst. 
The French Society presented him with a bronze cross for his services 
during the Franco Prussian War. 



DESCENDANTS OP WILLIAM - FIFTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Henry Jarvis, Apr. 26, 1788 Mch. 19, 1842 Oct. 13, 1817. 

606 Marietta Sanford, July 14, 1843 

5 children. 

607 Henry Sanford, Aug. 8, 1818 Dec. 2, 1849. 

608 Mari'ta Bradley, July 1, 1820 Aug. 20, 1839. 

609 Sarah Maria, \ Apr. 7, 1826 Mch. 15, 1852. 

! Twins. 

610 Francis C., ) Apr. 7,1826 Dec. 27, 1854. 

611 Eliza Ann, Apr. 22, 1828 Feb. 15, 1856. 



Sarah Jarvis, Aug. 24, 1791 Mch. 11, 1811. 

612 J. P. Reynolds, Nov. 1, 1786 Feb. 2, 1870 

3 children. 

613 Jane Eliza, Dec. 25, 1812 Oct. 13, 1830, to W. S. 

Bartlett. 

614 Abby Amelia, Oct. 7, 1813 June 6, 1833, to War- 

ren Case. 

615 Harriet P., May 28, 1827 Feb. 5,1863 Sept. 14, 1852, to David 

Randall. 

224,. 

Wm. A. Jarvis, Dec. 19, 1793 

616 Julia Parsons, Feb. 20, 1804 Nov. 13, 1878 Oct. 4, 1825. 

4 children. 

617 Emeline C., Dec. 30, 1827 Jan. 3, 1853 Nov. 16, 1848, to 

D wight A. Newton. 

618 Charles A., Oct. 13, 1830 Dec. 24, 1863, to Mary 

A. Barber. 

619 Joseph W., July 17, 1832 June 24, 1858, to Han- 

nah L. Finch. 

620 Sarah J., Mch. 2, 1834 June 24, 1855, to John 

Severson. 



ComfortS.Knapp,Oct.l8,1787 July 27, 1865 

621 Mary Peck, Dec. 25, 1810. 

1 child. 

622 Francis. 

2d wife. 

623 Harriet Warner, Oct. 23, 1816. 

1 child. 

624 William Starr, Died aged 40 

leaving 1 son. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 



79 



No. Name. 
Amelia Jarvis 


Born. 


Died. Married or 


Knapp, 


Apr. 


6, 


1792 










625 John Barnett, * 


Feb. 


4, 


1787 


Dec. 


25, 


1874 




8 children. 
















626 Tryphena, 


June 


20, 


1814 










627 Fran's Knapp, 


Sept. 


13, 


1816 


Sept. 


23, 


1837 


) 


628 Frederick, 


Sept. 


13, 


1816 


June 


2, 


1849 


j- Twins. 


629 George, 


Oct. 


20, 


1820 








) 


630 Jeannette, 


Oct. 


20, 


1820 








j- Twins. 


631 James, 


Dec. 


16,- 


1827 


Dec. 


2, 


1860 


) 


632 Jane Evelina, 


Dec. 


16, 


1827 








*r Twins. 


633 John, 


Mch. 


17, 


1834 











1812. 



MRS. AMELIA JARVIS BARNETT 

Was born in the year 1792, and now (1879) resides in Lakeville. 
Connecticut. She was married in 1812, and had lived with her 
husband 62 years until his decease. Mrs. Barnett's mother was 
the daughter of Stephen Jarvis of Danbury, Conn., and her father 
was Francis Knapp. 

Mrs. Barnett, at the present writing, is nearly 87 years old, and 
from her chirography she shows that age has dealt very leniently 
with her. Her sentences are clear, and her knowledge and state- 
ment of facts and incidents in relation to her family, show that her 
mind is still unimpaired and reliable. 

She lives with one of her sons, and her life is evidently one of 
tranquillity and peace, as her mind seems so cheerful under her 
weight of years. She says the world still looks beautiful to her, 
and that she enjoys the varying seasons in their endless variety of 
sunshine and shade, but that with the unalterable truth before her 
that her life is nearing its end, she looks forward with unfaltering 
trust to a glorious future, awaiting with Christian resignation that 
great and certain change that must sooner or later come to all. 



William W. 

Wellman, Aug. 
634 Sally Maria Hub- 
bell, 
5 children. 



5, 1793 July 22, 1870 Apr. 13, 1817. 



1 The father of John Barnett was Chaplain in the Revolutionary army. 
His mother's name was Tryphena Spencer, sister of the late Judge Ambrose 
Spencer of Albany. 



80 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION 



No. Name. Born. 

635 Geo. Frederick, Apr. 13, 1818 

636 Wm. Alfred, July 11, 1820 

637 Merritt Hubbell, Jan. 15, 1823 

638 Henry Homer, \ Sept. 30, 1826 

Twins. 

639 Homer Henry, ) Sept. 30, 1826 



Died. Married or Remarks. 

June 22, 1846. 
Apr. 27, 1871, to Mrs. 

Sally H. Brewster. 
Oct. 17, 1854. 
July 23, 1856. 

Oct. 7, 1851. 



Betsey Ann 

Wellman, 1799 Nov. 3, 1822. 

640 Silas Camp, 

9 children. 

641 Fred'k Worster, Nov. 2, 1823 Apr. 17, 1852 

642 Caroline S., July 3, 1825 Sept. 25, 1845. 

643 Charles Edwin, Feb. 25, 1827 Feb. 8, 1829 

644 Elizabeth A., Oct. 13,1828 Jan., 1854. 

645 Charles H., July 7,1830 Nov. 1,1834 

646 Geo. William, Apr. 10, 1832 Apr. 24, 1874 Jan. 16, 1856. 

647 Helen Maria, June 8, 1834 June 7, 1852 

648 Frances Isadora, June 3, 1836 Apr. 10, 1839 

649 Theod'reEdson, July 20, 1839 Dec. 15, 1869. 



Stephen Starr 

Jarvis, Dec. 25, 1811 

650 Ann Louisa 



Lyon, 

3 children. 

651 Josephine, 

652 Wm. Henry. 

Stuart, 1 

653 Belle, 



Mar. 24, 1813 
Oct. 18, 1838 - 



June 1, 1846 
Nov. 18, 1840 



Nov. 24, 1835. 



June 5, 1860, to C.Bald- 
win, one son, died. 



Mary Jarvis, 


1806 


Dec. 


12, 1833. 


654 G. M. Foster, 








5 children. 








655 Sarah C., 


1834 


1871, 


Dr. S. Hannahs. 


656 George, 


1836 


1859. 




657 Mary Jarvis. 


1838 


1842. 




658 Charley, 


1840 


1846. 




659 Henry, 


1842 In infancy. 







1 Married Feb. 15, 1871, to Tryphena Ferris of Norwalk. One daugh- 
ter, Susan, b., June 10, 1875. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - FIFTH GENERATION. 



81 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Angelina Jarvis, 1808 Mcli. 13, 1866 1844. 

660 Reuben Knapp, 

4 children. 

661 Mary, Aug. 17, 1845 Mch. 5, 1859 

662 Marg. Augusta, July 28, 1847 

663 Alice Miller, Dec. 23, 1848 Apr. 19, 1874 1871. 

664 Delia Anne, July 9, 1850 1874. 



Augusta Jarvis, 1811 

665 Harrison Miller, 

2 children. 

666 Samuel Jarvis, Sept. 1, 1839 

667 Henry Harrison, Apr. 12, 1841 



1838. 



Dec. 26, 1863 
Sept. 21, 1843 



Willett Ranny 

Jarvis, 1813 

668 Anna Hiles, of Wisconsin. 

5 children. 

669 Nellie, Charles, Frank, William, and Harriet Augusta. 



Ann Christina 
Farmar Jarvis, Mch. 18, 1819 Dec., 1845. 

670 Theodore Mau- 

noir, M.D., 1806 Apr. 26, 1869 of Geneva, Switzerl'd. 

3 children. 

671 Leon David 

Albert, M.D., Oct. 26, 1848 Nov. 3, 1878 Died at Southampton, 

England. 

672 Louise Ann 

Winton, . Nov. 28, 1852 

673 Christine Eliz'h, 

(called) Albertine, Nov. 5, 1856 



Rev. Samuel 
Fermor Jarvis, Aug. 3, 1825 

674 Lucy Gushing, Dec. 15, 1830 

3 children. 

675 Lucy Cushing, Dec. 23, 1864 

676 Samuel Fermor, Nov. 19, 1866 

677 Ellen Anderson, Feb. 26, 1873 

11 



Aug. 25, 1858. 
dau. Silas Holman, 
M. D. , of Gardiner, Me. 



82 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - FIFTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Sarah E. M. A. 

Jarvis, June 2, 1827, June 5, 1849. 

Born in Paris. 

678 Edward S. Hall, 1815 

6 children. 

679 Edward Farmar, June 8, 1850 

680 Theodore Mau- 

noir, Jan. 24, 1854 

681 Fr'k DePeyster, Aug. 10, 1855 

682 Christina, Nov. 4, 1858 

683 Mary, Mch. 15, 1861 Mch. 15, 1861 

684 Arthur Cleve- 

land, Oct. 1865 

J31 1. 

Elizabeth Jarvis, Mch. 8, 1792 Mch. 28, 1811. 

685 John H. Mc- 

Alpine, Feb. 1, 1783 Apr. 15, 1865 

8 children. 

686 William Jarvis, Apr. 30, 1812 - Feb.- 24, 1841. 

687 Amelia Anna, Oct. 6, 1816 Nov. 9, 1833. 

688 Eliz'h Gertrude, Apr. 5, 1819 May 19, 1820 

689 Charles Osborn, Mch. 4, 1821 Oct. . 10, 1821 

690 Elizabeth Mary, 1 Aug. 31, 1823 Aug. 16, 1847. 

691 George, Feb. 7, 1826 Feb. 28, 1826 

692 Chas. Le Grand, Feb. 16, 1828 Dec. 7,1871. Stella 

Avery Farrington. 

693 George, Feb. 2, 1832 Sept. 27, 1844 



Huldah Jarvis, Apr. 9, 1794 Sept. 18, 1827 May 18, 1816. 
Chas. Osborn, 8 Aug. 17, 1792 Mch. 18, 1869 



6 children. 

696 Elizabeth, 3 Mch. 7, 1817 Nov. 15, 1868 June, 1838. 

697 Charles F., Sept. 28, 1818 Mch. 23, 1841. 

Apr. 19, 1865. ' 

698 Maria F., Mch. 12, 1820 Aug. 8,1822 

699 Julia Esther, Oct. 28, 1821 May 9, 1822 

700 Frances Maria, Apr. 26, 1823 May, 1843, to Chas. H. 

Jennings. 

1 Married James L. McGregor. Had Mary Stuart and John Alpine. 

2 Born and died in Norwalk. He was the son of Jacob and Betsey 
Osborn. 

3 Married Aaron Hardman. He died Dec. 12, 1878. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - FIFTH GENERATION. 



83 



No. Name. 

701 George L., 



Born. 
Feb. 16, 1825 



' Died. 
Oct. 12, 1876 



2d wife. 

702 MaryAnn White, Dec. 14, 1806 
6 children. " 



703 Stephen 
704 William 
705 William 
706 Lewis, 
707 Henry, 
708 Mary E. 


w., 

J-, 
J., 2d, 


Aug. 
Mch. 
Mch. 
Mch 
May 
Aug, 


14, 

4, 
27, 
5, 
16, 
6, 


1830 
1833 
1836 
1842 
1844 
1846 


Feb. 
Apr. 

Mch. 
May 


17, 
24, 

7, 
9, 


1872 
1835 

1843 
1846 



Married or Remarks. 
Mch. 26, 1855, Sarah 
E. Todd. 

April, 1829. 
Louisa Johns. 



Charles Brown. 



CHARLES OSBORN. 



The subject of this brief sketch was a native of Connecticut, hav- 
ing been born in the town of Nor walk, August 17, 1792. He was 
related by birth, and also by marriage, to the Jarvis family, Capt. 
Samuel Jarvis being his great grandfather. 

In early life, about the year 1807, he went to New York, in 
which city, a few years later, he established himself as a watch- 
maker and jeweler, on the corner of Broadway and Yesey street, 
and continued in this business until 1820. From that year until 
1841, he devoted his attention to the care and management of real 
estate, enjoying the confidence of, and being employed by, such 
men as Gen. S. Van Rensselaer, Gen. Morgan Lewis, John J. Astor. 
and other well-known, eminent citizens of New York. 

Mr. Osborn was twice married. At the age of 23 years he 
married Miss Huldah Jarvis, daughter of Noah Jarvis; they had 
six children. After her decease, in 1827, he married Miss Mary 
A. White of New York. By this second marriage they had six 
children. In the year 1841, he retired from active business and 
removed to Norwalk, his native town, where he resided until his 
death, in 1869. He lived to a good old age, and died in his 77th 
year, respected and lamented by all who knew him. 

Mr. Osborn was an affectionate husband and father, and a kind 
and steadfast friend. 



Elizabeth Jarvis, 

709 Jonathan Water- 

bury. 

3 children. 

710 Nelson Jarvis. 

711 Chas. Augustus, 



1798 



Mch. 



8, 1877 Mary J. Voley, who died 
July 30, 1877. 



84 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - FIFTH GENERATION. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

712 Elizabeth Ger- 
trude. 



Nelson Jarvis, Aug. 15, 1800 Jan. 8, 1863 Sept. 8, 1822. 

713 Elosia Gray, Sept. 18, 1802 June 21, 1823 

1 child. 

714 Elosia L, * June 17, 1823 

2d wife. 

715 Mary Raymond, Feb. 1,1803 July 13, 1867 Nov. 25, 1825. 
4 children. 

716 Francis, Aug. 22, 1826 Feb. 8, 1836 

717 Eliza Rowland, Mch. 9, 1828 Nov. 28, 1849. 

718 Julia Raymond, Oct. 15, 1829 Feb. 9, 1870. 

719 Mar'a Chapman,. July 16, 1831 

NELSON JARVIS 

Was born on Friday, Aug. 15, 1800, in the old homestead of his 
grandfather, Doctor Joseph Chapman, at Poplar Plains, late Nor- 
walk, now Westport, Conn. 

His father and mother died of yellow fever during the preva- 
lence of that disease in New York in 1801. He and his sister 
Elizabeth were, consequently, for several years, in the care of their 
grandfather Chapman's family. When Nelson was about five 
years old, he was placed in charge of his grandfather, Hezekiah Jar- 
vis, who resided in the old homestead of the Jarvis family in Nor- 
walk, Conn., and this he was accustomed to call his home. He 
attended school at the academy in Norwalk, afterwards at the acad- 
emy in Greenfield, and at Cheshire, Conn. Like David, he loved to 
throw stones. The weathercock of St. Paul's church, Norwalk, fell 
by his hands. The boarding-house at Greenfield Academy was 
incidentally supplied from their own barnyard by his unerring 
aim, when the scholars sought a fowl diet. 

Mr. Jarvis was apprenticed to a Mr. Bull of Danbury, Conn., to 
be taught the trade of draper and tailor, and remained with him 
until he was nearly twenty-one years of age. Not being in vigor- 
ous health, he went South to recuperate, and, on his return, renewed 
his early attachment for Elosia, only daughter of Capt. John Gray 
of Poplar Plains. The young man, flush with the style, dress, and 
gentility of city life, was forbidden the privilege by the stern old 
farmer. Nevertheless, he married Elosia on Sunday, September 

1 Married Oct. 29, 1840, toE. S. Landers; April, 1865, Geo. B. Bates. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 85 

8, 1822. After more intimate acquaintance with his son-in-law, 
Captain Gray amply apologized for having acted upon impressions, 
which a fine form, elegant dress, and city manners had wrongly 
led him to suppose covered evils 'of fact, but which he afterwards 
learned existed only in his own imagination. Elosia died Satur- 
day, June 21, 1823, leaving a daughter four days old. In the 
following autumn, Mr. Jarvis visited the South again in the interests 
of his brother-in-law, Mr. Jonathan Waterbury, with whom he 
continued in business connection for several years. 

On the 25th November, 1825, he married Mary, eldest daughter 
of Lewis Raymond, a prominent citizen of Saugatuck, now West- 
port, Conn. Of this marriage, there were born one son, who died 
when about ten years of age, and three daughters, still living. 

About 1829, he entered into partnership with his uncle, Samuel 
Jarvis, under the style of S. & N. Jarvis, and so continued until 
1837, when Samuel retired, and Nelson assumed the debts of the 
firm, and, by untiring industry, paid them in full. The burden he 
assumed, and so nobly carried, prevented the acquirement of the 
wealth that otherwise would have resulted from his industry and 
perseverance. 

About 1847, Mr. Jarvis, having a large acquaintance among the 
clergy of the Episcopal Church in the United States and Canada 
at the request of his friends among the clergy, prominent among 
them the late Rev. Dr. Muhlenberg was induced to special efforts 
to obtain uniformity in the " cut of the cloth" for the clergy, more in 
character with the habit and dress of the ministers of the English 
Church, and with regard to clerical comfort and convenience. 
Soon the notoriety of a largely increased business in this special 
branch led him to adopt the title (first of the name) of " Clerical 
Tailor," which has now become common to those who serve the 
clergy in that business. 

A Christian and Churchman of firm though modest character, 
early led by a working faith to loving duties in the church, he was 
prominent in the parish, where he worshiped, not only as a con- 
stant observer, but as a doer of church work. For many years he 
was Superintendent of St. Paul's Sunday-school in Trinity Parish, 
New York. His children, hand in hand with him, wended their 
way thither, and were known and observed of all. In the front 
pew of old St. Paul's, in his latter days, his gray head was seen as 
he stood, and kneeled, and prayed in the parish where he wor- 
shiped in his youth. 



86 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 



In July, 1859, he was elected to fill a vacancy in the vestry of 
Trinity parish, and by re-election, continued to be a vestryman in 
that corporation until removed by death. 

In his family, with his wife and children, Mr. Jarvis was kind, 
indulgent, and loving, always attentive to those duties, which the 
church had taught him were the strength of the household and 
the Rule of God. 

Early in the summer of 1862, because of his declining health, he 
was induced to visit his native town, at the residence of his daugh- 
ter, Elosia. During the summer he gradually failed in strength; 
at the setting in of winter was unable to leave his room, and on 
the 8th January, 1863, quietly breathed his last. 

The funeral service was read in the Memorial Church of the 
Holy Trinity, Westport, by the Rev. Doctors Morgan Dix, Benj. 1. 
Haight, and Wm. Cooper Mead. An address was given in the 
course, of the services, by the Rev. Dr. Dix. who said " Although 
the custom of delivering addresses on occasions such as that which 
brings us here to-day is comparatively unknown in the church, 
yet are there moments when such an addition to the solemn ser- 
vice of burial appears not to be ill-timed. I knew him, and may 
with propriety speak thus at his burial. Our departed brother 
seemed to fill the idea of a good man; when thinking of him, those 
words of the Psalmist come to the mind as though especially appro- 
priate, Psalm xv. Let him who willeth read." 

Mr. Jarvis was buried on Saturday, the 10th of January, 1863, 
in the consecrated ground of Christ Church, Westport, Conn., 
committed by the Rev. Benjamin I. Haight, D.D., and awaits the 
coming of the LORD. W. T. M. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Geo. A. Jarvis 2d,Mch. 9, 1806 Sept. 1, 1833, by Rev. 

Dr. Anthon. 

720 Cath. Amelia 

Jarvis, April, 1813 July 28, 1834 

2d wife. 

721 Mary McLean, Jan. 16, 1813 Nov. 27, 1854 Feb. 8, 1836, by Rev. 

Mr. Strobel. 
5 children. 

722 Chas. Augustus, Jan. 5,1837 Sept. 28, 1838 

723 Mary Caroline, Nov. 15, 1838 Oct. 20, 1839 

724 Mary Caroline 2d, Sept. 19, 1840 June 20, 1871. 

725 Chas. Aug. 2d, Sept. 22, 1842 May 13, 1862 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 87 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Kemarks. 

726 George, Dec. 7, 1844 June 11, 1864 

3d wife. 

727 Maria P. Jenkins, 1 Aug. 23, 1829 July 16, 1857. 

GEORGE A. JARVIS 

Was born in Cheshire, Conn., on the 9th of March, 1806. His 
father held civil and ecclesiastical offices of trust and influence 
for many years, while his mother watched tenderly for the welfare 
of the children, and impressed upon them the necessity of honesty 
and industry, a high respect for religion, and a regular attendance 
upon the services of the church. 

The subject of this sketch received a fair education at the 
Episcopal Academy in Cheshire, then under the care of the Rev. 
Dr. Tillotson Bronson; but, at the age of eighteen, preferring a 
mercantile to a professional life, he went to New York, and by the 
aid of his uncle, Noah Jar vis, obtained a clerkship for one year, 
without salary. His home, during this time, was with his uncle, 
and his clerkship, though an agreeable one, was useful only, as it 
proved, in the way of education, for his employers failed at the 
end of the second year, and he was left without a situation. 

The general depression in all circles of business after 1826, made 
it exceedingly difficult to obtain another place suited to his mind. 
His uncle, therefore, having confidence in his ability and persever- 
ance, kindly assisted him to open a grocery store, and, after ten 
years' hard labor and assiduous attention to the business, he had 
accumulated enough to enter upon the wholesale trade. In 1854, 
he withdrew from the firm of Stanton & Jarvis with a credit and 
character untarnished by failure or compromise, and that, too, after 
an active business life of 26 years many of them years of disaster 
and ruin to old and established houses. This step was in accord- 
ance with a resolution early formed that he would retire when it 
should be convenient after he had accumulated a moderate com- 
petency. 

In 1860, he was unanimously elected President o'f the Lenox 
Fire Insurance Company, New York, an office which* he still holds 
(1879), and under whose oversight it has attained a good standing 
among the reliable institutions of the city. 

In 1840, he moved to Brooklyn, and, in 1844, built the house 
which he now occupies, having identified himself in many ways 

1 Married in Buffalo, by Rev. Ed. Ingersoll, D.D. 



88 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 

with the city of his adoption. He was among the Corporators of 
the Brooklyn Atheneum, the South Brooklyn Savings Bank (of 
which for twenty-five years he has been Vice-President), the Atlan- 
tic Fjre Insurance Co., the Home Life Insurance Co., a Director of 
the Atlantic Dock Co., and he is connected with several educational 
and benevolent institutions. He served his time in the New York 
Seventh Regiment, and is now a member of the Veteran Corps. 
While working actively in New York and Brooklyn, he has never 
lost his interest in his native village. He visits it annually, and 
thus shows that his heart fondly turns to the home and scenes of his 
youth. 

In 1865, he suggested a soldiers' monument in Cheshire, and was 
the qhief contributor towards its erection a monument believed 
to have been the first of the kind in the country, and commemorat- 
ing, among others, the name of his friend and schoolmate, Admiral 
Andrew H. Foote. He gave liberally towards the enlargement of 
the church in that place, and towards the erection of Bronson Hall, 
one of the buildings of the Episcopal Academy. He aided Bishop 
Randall in the building of Jarvis Hall at Golden, Colorado, and 
also to rebuild it after its destruction by a tornado in 1869. He 
has established scholarships in the Berkeley Divinity School at 
Middletown, Conn., and assisted several young men in their collegi- 
ate and theological education. 

Mr. Jarvis has been three times married. His first wife was 
Catharine, daughter of Samuel Jarvis, New York, a lady endowed 
with many charms of person and character, who died suddenly 
within a year after their marriage. 

His second wife was Mary, the only daughter of Cornelius 
McLean, New York, a Christian woman and a perfect exemplifica- 
tion of that charity which is "kind in thought, word, and deed," 
qualities that rendered her an affectionate mother and a stead- 
fast friend. 

The third wife of Mr. Jarvis is a daughter of the late Lewis 
Jenkins of Buffalo, who, like himself and his former companions, 
is a communicant of the Episcopal Church, and being of a cheer- 
ful and happy disposition, makes his home ever welcome to his 
friends. 

Of his five children (all by his second wife), two died in infancy, 
two arrived to manhood, and one daughter only survives Mary, 
the wife of F. J. Bancroft, M.D., Denver, Colorado. 

Charles Augustus, the eldest of his sons, possessed a good mind 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 89 

and high intelligence. He had rare wit and keen perceptions. 
His resolution and courage never left him, as the following inci- 
dent will show. In 1860, he went to Texas for the recovery of his 
health, and spent the winter near San Antonio. In the ensuing 
spring, his father, becoming fearful from the signs of the times 
that Galveston and New Orleans would be blockaded and com- 
munication cut off, wrote to his friend, the Hon. Gideon Welles, 
then Secretary of the Navy, stating his son's condition, and asking 
whether he would advise him to return immediately or to remain 
until the warm weather. Mr. Welles briefly replied, "In. view of 
existing difficulties, I should, were my son like yours, take measures 
for his immediate return." Mr. Jarvis wrote to his son at once, 
and on receipt of the letter he started by coach, in company with a 
gentleman, his wife, and child. Night overtook them before the 
journey of 75 miles had been 'completed, and the driver, for some 
reason, lay down on the coach and refused to go farther. Young 
Jarvis knew that by delay they might lose the steamer, and he 
therefore mounted the box himself and drove the horses the long 
night over a strange road. He could not ask the gentleman within 
to relieve him, as his attention was given to "the comfort of wife 
and baby." They reached Columbus in time for the train, and 
upon arriving in Galveston, Jarvis went directly to the steamer, 
which sailed at midnight ; but his companions, by seeking rest at a 
hotel, missed their passage, and as the blockade was declared 
immediately after this, they were forced to return to San Antonio. 
The weary invalid travelled without rest until he reached Buffalo. 
The fatigue and excitement of the long journey quite overbalanced 
any benefit which his sojourn in Texas might have gained for him, 
and he died after lingering on through another year and shedding 
brightness upon all who came within his influence. 

George, the other son, was a young man of promise, with a mind 
active and well-developed by study and general reading, but his 
strength and health failed him, and two years after the decease of 
his brother he was laid beside him in the beautiful- cemetery of 
"Greenwood. Both became communicants of the Episcopal Church 
in their boyhood, and to the end were consistent in their char- 
acters and faithful in their religious duties. The inscription on 
the chancel window which parental affection has erected in the 
Parish Church at Cheshire, fitly expresses the well-grounded hope 
of their eternal life, " Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall 
see God." 

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90 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Mary Ann Jarvis, Sept. 4, 1809 May 6, 1829. 

728 David Bassett, Oct. 8, 1805 June 30, 1861 

3 children. 

729 John E., Mch. 31, 1830 June 11, 1860. 

730 Elizab'h Caroline, Apr. 24, 1833 Feb. 20, 1839 

731 Harriet Aug'ta, July 7, 1842 June 1, 1844 



Benj. A. Jarvis, 1 Feb. 11, 1813 

732 Frances A. Taylor, Dec. 3, 1815 

2 children. 

733 Ann Augusta, Feb. 14, 1849 

734 Car'line Amelia, Dec. 9, 1850 



Dec. 7, 1847. 



April 12, 1877 July 8, 1873. 



330. 



Sarah Maria 
Jarvis, 



Feb. 3, 1817 



735 Orchard Warner, May 5, 1812 

5 children. 

736 Dudley Jarvis, Mch. 13, 1842 

737 Elam, Sept. 5, 1843 April 4, 1845 

738 Frank Eugene, Oct. 4, 1845 

739 Elam 2d, 2 May 17, 1850 

740 Geo. Holland, Oct. 1, 1855 Mch. 6, 1861 



Jan. 14, 1841, by Rev. 

E.E.Beardsley,D.D. 

Farmer, Hamden, Ct. 

Engineer, N. Y. 

Stock grower, Col. 
Oct. 17, 1877. 



333. 

Hez'hK Jarvis, Mch. 24, 1823 Nov. 16, 1852. Farmer, 

near Denver, Col. 

741 Mary S.Winther, Dec. 15, 1827 May 1,1853 

2d wife. 

742 Jane Pomeroy 

Emery, 3 Sept. 24, 1839 Dec. 28, 1872. 

1 child. 

743 Chas. Edward, July 29, 1873 

" 1 Benjamin A. Jarvis, farmer, was married Dec. 7, 1847, by Rev. E. E. 
Beardsley, D.D., of Cheshire, Conn. He has been Vestryman of St. 
Peter's Church in Cheshire, Conn., from 1837; many times Selectman, and 
served in the Legislature seven terms ; is now Treasurer of the Episcopal 
Academy and Judge of Probate (1879). 

2 Farmer, Hamden, Conn. ; married by Rev. John Haugh, to Antoinette 
Dorman, b. Feb. 7, 1853. 

3 Married by Bishop Randall, in Denver, Col. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 



91 



33O. 

Sarah Ann 
Jarvis, June 21, 1805 

744 Jas. W. Pinckney, 

10 children. 

745 Emily Augusta, Mch. 11, 1826 Aug. 

746 Louisa Jarvis, Nov. 15, 1827 

747 Samuel Jarvis, Oct. 6, 1829 

748 Micajah, " Oct. 6, 1831 

749 Frances H.-, July 6, 1834 



6, 1827 



750 Hobart, . 

751 James W., 

752 Jennie A., 

753 Emily, 

754 Edward A., 



Aug. 28, 1836 
June 8, 1837 
Dec. 10, 1838 

Nov. 15, 1843 
Nov. 6, 1845 



338. 

Elizab'h Jarvis, Nov. 15, 1811 

755 Jno. A. McLean, 

M.D., June 24, 1798 

1 child. 

756 John Wilson 

McLean, M.D., Oct. 4, 1837 



May 17, 1825. 

Late merchant in N. Y. 



Oct. 17, 1849, to Capt. 

Henry A. Wetmore. 
April 24, 1856. 
Mary R. Nichols. 
Dec. 27, 1855, to Jos. 

C. Randle. 



Oct. 24, 1860, to Ste- 
phen H. Holmes. 



Nov. 29, 1836. 



Feb. 22, 1877 Apr. 18, 1830. 



34 <?. 

Henrietta S. 
Jarvis, Dec. 9, 1811 

757 Jabez B. Peck, Dec. 10, 1804 

7 children. 

758 Charles A., Mch. 3,1831 

759 Nelson A., July 22, 1832 Mch. 1833 

760 Nelson Jarvis, Feb. 5, 1834 Apr. 1835 

761 Albert William, Feb. 7, 1838 

762 Elizab'h Jarvis, Apr. 24, 1836 

763 Nels'n Jarvis, 2d,! Mch. 24, 1839 June 6, 1863 

764 Cornel. Frances, July, 1841 Jan. 4, 1842 

348. 

Wm. Jarvis, 2 Jan. 30, 1813 May 26, 1846. 

765 Lucy A. Rogers, May 3, 1822 

2 children. 

766 William Hart, Dec. 1, 1850 Mch. 26, 1853 

767 Lucy, Oct. 1, 1854 

1 Drowned at Bayou Boauf, La,, Company C, 23d Conn. Volunteers. 

2 Married by Bp. Mcllvain, at St. Peter's, Rome, Ohio. 



92 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - FIFTH GENERATION. 

WILLIAM JARVIS 

Moved from Connecticut to Hart's Grove, Ohio, in the" spring of 
1836, where he became the owner of one hundred acres of land, 
and the agent of the heirs of the late Major Richard "W. Hart of 
Saybrook, Conn., who were the owners of large tracts of land in 
several of the surrounding townships. 

Mr. Jarvis was post-master of the town for about twenty -three 
years, and served as an officer in the State militia some fifteen 
years, retiring with the rank of Colonel. He was elected and 
served as one of the directors of the Ashtabula Agricultural 
Society about fifteen years, during the last two as president. He 
has also been director of the First National Bank at Geneva, 0., 
and, at various times, has held other minor offices of the town. 

Mr. Jarvis is a worthy, exemplary, and high-minded citizen, and 
an estimable gentleman. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Elizabeth Hart 

Jarvis, Oct. 5, 1826 June 5, 1856, by Bp. 

Brownell. 

768 Col. Sam'l Colt, July 19, 1814 Jan. 10, 1862 

4 children. 

769 Samuel Jarvis, Feb. 24, 1857 Dec. 24, 1858 

770 Caldwell Hart, Nov. 24, 1858 

771 Elizab'h Jarvis, Feb. 22, 1860 Oct. 15, 1861 

772 Henr'ttaSelden,May 23, 1861 Jan. 20, 1862 

SAMUEL COLT 

Was born at Hartford, Connecticut, July 19, 1814, and was the 
third son of Christopher and Sarah Colt. His mother was a 
daughter of Major John Caldwell, who was one of the prominent 
citizens of Hartford at that period.. 

From his mother and maternal grandfather he inherited some 
of his most marked characteristics, and if we may judge from the 
miniature of his mother, he inherited, in a great measure, her 
beautiful features. His mother, around whom circled so many 
gentle and tender memories, and whom he loved so fondly, died 
before he had completed his seventh year. It was but a little 
while, however, after his mother's death, that the young man's 
life-work began. 

Before her death, his father's business affairs became embar- 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FITFH GENERATION. 93 

rassed, and eventually he lost the bulk of his fortune. At ten 
years of age, Samuel was sent to his father's factory, at Ware, 
Mass., where, with intervals at school and on a farm, he remained 
until he was sent to Amherst to extend his education. With little 
taste for study, he yet learned rapidly all practical branches of 
knowledge within his reach, and was, even in those days, a leader 
among the boys, either in work or play. 

Among the traditions of his boyhood, one is given by a neighbor 
on the Hill, showing at how early an age his attention was directed 
to the ARM with which his name was to be so intimately connected, 
and so well known the world over. When about seven years of 
age, he was one day missing for some time, and when at last he 
was discovered, he was seated under a tree, with a pistol taken 
entirely to pieces, and the different parts carefully arranged around 
him, and which he was beginning to reconstruct a feat which, to 
his great delight, he soon accomplished. 

A relative remembers, One morning, when crossing on the 
bridge to East Hartford, being startled by the sharp report of a 
pistol ringing out on the clear air. Looking onward, he discov- 
ered young Colt, who had stopped, on his way back to the farm 
where he was then working, after enjoying a holiday in Hartford, 
to indulge in the delight of firing his pistol into the river. These 
trifling incidents serve to show the bent of his youthful mind, and 
how early in life he evinced a taste for fire-arms. 

While at school at Amherst, his father had arranged for sending 
him to sea, but, before the ship was ready to sail, he concluded he 
would not wait to be sent for, and left school without leave from 
any one, after some patriotic demonstrations on the 4th of July, 
which did not meet the approval of the school authorities. Arriv- 
ing at home unexpectedly, be told his father he thought it iriust 
be time for the ship to sail, and had come to see about it. "Have 
you brought all your things? " asked his father. "All but my 
bills," he promptly answered. 

He sailed from Boston, before the mast, on the 2d of August, 
1830, for India, his outfit having been attended to by Mr. Samuel 
Laurence of Boston. His hard life on shipboard 'most thoroughly 
cured the young man of being a sailor, yet he loved the sea, and 
his frequent voyages to Europe, which, in after years, his business 
compelled him to make, were almost the only intervals of relaxa- 
tion, with the exception of a few hours, during his short and busy 
life. 



94 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 

On this voyage to Calcutta, he first conceived the idea of the 
now well-known "Colt's Revolver," and he made, on shipboard, 
a little wooden model of the pistol, which is still preserved as a 
precious relic in the cabinet at Arnismear. On his return from 
sea, he was for a time again in his father's factory at Ware, where 
he learned much valuable and practical chemical information from 
Mr. William Smith, who was in charge of the dyeing and bleach- 
ing department. With the knowledge thus gained as his chief 
capital, he began, in 1832, to give chemical lectures, and admin- 
istered laughing or nitrous oxide gas, going into every town of 
two thousand inhabitants in the United States, Canada, and Nova 
Scotia. Excepting in his own State, he went under the assumed 
name of Dr. Coult. His lectures met with varying pecuniary 
success, but as a general thing were popular. From the proceeds, 
he not only managed to support himself, but to begin his cherished 
scheme of having the fabrication of his arms commenced at Balti- 
more. In 1835, he went to England,' and there secured his first 
patents, returning in January, 1836. He was, at this time, six 
feet in height, slender, with a soldierly presence and bearing. 
His face was of uncommon beauty, with very perfect features, 
clear, honest eyes of light hazel, with a wealth of the finest hair, 
covering his head in clear, crisp curls. As he grew older, his 
figure developed into more massive proportions, seeming to keep 
pace with the ever-expanding, active brain. As the years went 
on, he began to feel the responsibilities of the position to which 
he had raised himself. His opinion was asked by the wise and 
great, and even monarchs sought the benefit of his wide experience 
and inventive genius in their own national works. The endearing 
ties of home and children had brought out into strong life all the 
gentleness and tenderness of his nature, when a soul-beauty grew 
upon the noble face which made it more charming than it was in 
all the glory of youth, even though threads of silver were stealing 
in among the brown and clustering locks. 

Soon after his return from Europe, he took out his American 
patents, and before the close of 1836, a company was organized 
for the manufacture of his arms at Paterson, New Jersey. 

He was in Florida in the winter of 1837, during the Indian war, 
and made some life-long friends among the officers of the army 
there. He had hoped to get the Government to adopt his arm, 
but failed to accomplish his object, and was obliged, to meet his 
liabilities, to sell his patent to the Paterson Company. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 95 

In 1840, a board of officers reported unanimously in favor of 
the pistols. 

In 1842, the Paterson Company failed, and all manufacture of 
the arms was suspended. 

The Submarine Battery was another of his inventions, and he 
made with it some most successful experiments, both in New York 
Harbor, and on the Potomac, at Washington. At the same time, 
he was engaged in the offing telegraph, and he laid successfully, 
and used, the first submarine telegraph from the city to Coney 
Island and Fire Island Light. He used asphaltum and wax as 
insulators, the whole being inclosed in a leaden pipe. As a pecun- 
iary speculation, the offing telegraph, both at New York and 
Boston, failed. 

At the commencement of the Mexican war, he received from 
the Government, at the instance of Gen. Taylor, an order for one 
thousand pistols, arid although large numbers had been manufac- 
tured at Paterson, it was not, at this time, possible to procure a 
single arm in the market. 

In 1847, he commenced manufacturing his arm 3 at Whitney - 
ville, near New Haven, having bought back his patent rights, and 
the so-called "Texan Model," the "Rangers" soon were a terror 
to the Mexicans and to all enemies, and were of world-wide renown. 
For years he had bravely worked on, in spite of obstacles and 
disappointments, and now his labor and perseverance were to meet 
their full fruition, and .a success achieved by few was his, from 
this time onward. Fortune brought him wealth and honor, but 
he never relaxed his labors, and when, at length, he could return 
to his native town to reside, it was his pride to build there the 
largest private armory in the world. 

In 1854, he began to build a dyke along the bank of the Con- 
necticut, thus reclaiming a portion of beautiful meadow land which 
was overflowed by the river freshets. Within this embankment 
he built the armory, and a village of brick houses for the workmen 
and their families. The armory was completed in the. fall of 1855. 

In June, 1856, he was married, at Middletown, to Elizabeth 
Hart Jarvis, daughter of the Rev. William and Mrs. Elizabeth M. 
Jarvis, the venerable Bishop Brownell performing the marriage 
ceremony. 

They sailed for Liverpool on the 7th of June, and spent the 
summer and autumn in Europe, being present at the coronation of 
the Emperor Alexander II. of Russia, and also at the fetes and- 



I 

96 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM FIFTH GENERATION. 

balls given upon the occasion of that brilliant ceremony. Return- 
ing home just before the winter, in February, 1857, he moved into 
the home which he had built and where he delighted to gather 
everything to make home attractive and pleasant. 

The first sorrow that came to that happy household was in the 
loss of their first child, an infant son of just ten months old. This 
seemed to be the beginning of the loss of the strong man's hold 
on life. His darling had been taken away. Another son was 
born in November, 1858, the only child who outlived infancy. 
Two daughters lived just long enough to make all love them, when 
they followed their little brother to Paradise. 

Frequent attacks of gout and rheumatism were telling visibly 
upon Col. Colt's strength, but while the body was suffering so 
inexpressibly, the mind and will were strong as ever. On his 
sick-bed, he managed and directed the affairs of the armory with 
almost the minuteness and all the clearness of health, and the 
business steadily increased and prospered. 

In- February, 1861, he went to Cuba, hoping, in the more genial 
climate of the tropics, to throw off the blighting disease, but while 
this hope was partially realized, firm health had gone for ever, and 
on the 10th of January, 1862, the summons came, and the home 
he had made so lovely, and where he had known so great happi- 
ness and sorrow, was desolate indeed. His funeral was attended 
on the 14th, at his late residence. Fifteen hundred men, who 
were in his employ at the time of his death, came to look upon his 
face for the last time, and then forming in two lines between the 
house and the grave, the body was carried to its last resting place, 
amid the men for whom, in life, he had done so much, and in 
whose well-being he had taken so deep an interest. The flags of 
the city were at half-mast on the day he died, and in many a home 
made happy by his prosperity there were mourning hearts. Thus 
passed away in his prime a man who combined, in an unusual 
degree, strength, the power to control men, executive and invent- 
ive ability and genius, with great gentleness. He was universally 
just, his tastes refined and elegant, his judgment correct and critical. 
With hypocrisy he had no patience, no dealing; and his scorn of 
it, and love of truth, were very prominent traits of his character. 
His wit was quick and ready, and rarely failed him. For the aged 
and little children, he had always a kind word, and the first fruits 
of his green -houses and orchards were for the sick and afflicted. 
Though he was thus early called to rest from his labors, he yet 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - FIFTH GENERATION. 97 

lives in the great work, the monument which his own faith and 
energy built, and in the true hearts that mourn so sadly for the 
breaking of the strong staff of the beautiful rod. 

"A sense of loss on all around, 

A sigh of grief and pain ; 
The like of him we lose to-day, 
We may not see again." 

E. H. C. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Hetty Hart 

Jarvis, Feb. 28, 1828 Dec. 5, 1867, by Bp. 

Williams. 

773 Cyprian Nicho- 

las Beach. 
1 child. 

774 Elizabeth H. 

Jarvis, Nov. 3, 1869 



Maria Louisa 
Jarvis, 1 Jan. 8, 1835 Sept. 26, 1855, 

775 Fred. Fitz Gerald, 1825 Aug. 31, 1866 Born London, Eng. 

5 children. 

776 Elizab'h Jarvis, July 5, 185(5 

777 Mary Collins, July 7, 1858 

778 John, May 14, 1861 Jan. 24, 1863 

779 Anna Greeno'h, July 21, 1863 

780 Frederick, Dec. 7, 1866 



John Samuel 
Jarvis, May 6, 1837 July 27, 1866 Sept. 21, 1859. 

781 Elizabeth Jar- 

vis Hall. 
2 children. 

782 Elizabeth Colt, July 21, 1860 

783 HettieFred'rica,July 1, 1864 

1 Married by Bp. Williams and Dr. Goodwin. 



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98 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 

GTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

George Seymour 
Jarvis, June 2, 1806 Sept. 15, 1829. 

784 Martha Shrieve, 1 1876 

5 children. 

785 George Rogers, June 18, 1832 Feb. 19, 1854 A divinity student. 

786 Cecilia Sophia, Aug. 12, 1833 

787 Herb't Munson, Dec. 10, 1834 Emeline Thraft. 

In Holy Orders. 

788 Mary Shrieve, July 24, 1836 

789 Amelia Sarah, April 12, 1849 Mch. 7,1856 

REV. GEORGE SEYMOUR JARVIS, D.D., 

Is at present (1878) Rector of Shediac and Coverdale, and part of 
the secular parishes of Dorchester, N. B.; and Rural Dean of the 
Counties of Westmoreland, Albert, and part of Kent. He matricu- 
lated at Windsor, N. S., May 15, 1822; admitted to the degree of 
B. A. in 1826, to M.A. in 1829. He received many clerical appoint- 
ments and honors, and was unremitting in his duties in promoting 
the welfare of the Church in different places. In January, 1840, 
he received the degree of D.D. at Windsor, and at the same time, 
ad eundem at Fredericton, N. B. In 1845, he was elected to the 
first of the seven Deaneries into which the Bishop of Fred- 
ericton divided his Diocese, where he has been unanimously re- 
elected every three years for the tenth time. In 1874, the Diocese 
of Fredericton consented to join the Provincial Synod of Montreal, 
and Dr. Jarvis was elected by the Diocesan Synod as one of the 
Clerical Delegates. Dr. Jarvis was elected Librarian of the Uni- 
versity of Windsor, an honor usually conferred on a professor. 
The Doctor, when he came to Shediac, found 30 communicants, 
which under his charge have increased to 420. The baptisms 
during his ministry have been 1,840; communicants, 580, besides 
those registered; burials, 920; candidates for confirmation, 1,410; 
marriages, 368; miles travelled on missionary duty, 147,000. 

1 Mrs. Martha Jarvis's father was a son of High Sheriff Shrieve of New 
York, whose widow married Paul Day, Capt. of the 52d regiment. Capt. 
Day's father, the Earl of Temple, and Earl of Chatham, married three 
sisters, the Misses Granville. The maiden name of Sheriff Shrieve's 
wife was Seymour. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 99 

380. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Edward Lutwich 
Jarvis, Aug. 10, 1807 Sept. 8, 1878 

790 Ellen Leonard. 

4 children. 

791 Isabel McLean, Aug. 3, 1839 W. H. Bowring. 

792 Chas. Edward 

Leonard, July 17, 1840 

793 Ellen Caroline, Men. 12, 1842 

794 Mary Nutting, Sept. 30, 1844 

EDWARD LUTWICH JARVIS 

Died at St. John, Newfoundland, Sept. 8, 1878, at the advanced 
age of seventy-one years. The deceased gentleman was for a long 
time well-known in that city, not alone in connection with the high 
positions he occupied, but also for his remarkable urbanity and 
gentlemanly deportment, no matter with what classes of society he 
came in contact. Mr. Jarvis was, for several years, Aide-de-camp 
to the Governor of Newfoundland, and in his commercial capacity 
as Agent of the Marine Insurance Company of North America and 
other companies, has won golden opinions for tact, promptitude, 
and general efficiency. Newfoundland Chronicle. 

303. 

Caroline Jarvis, May 13, 1813 Oct. 2, 1855 September, 1839. 

795 Geo. Wheeler, August, 1855 

1 child. 

796 Georgina Caro- 

line, Nov. 3, 1840 



Sarah Maria 
Jarvis, Mch. 14, 1618 

797 Alexander Stewart. * 

7 children. 

798 Alex. John, 2 -Mch. 22, 1843 

799 Marg't Maria, Sept. 13, 1844 

1 The Rev. Alexander Stewart, M.A., was Assistant Minister of Trinity 
Church, St. John, N. B., for some years; afterwards Assistant Minister of 
St. George's Church, Kingston, and St. James's Cathedral, Toronto; at 
present (1878) is Rector and Rural Dean at Orillia, Ont. 

8 Alexander John Stewart took his degree as M.D. at the Queen's Uni- 
versity, Kingston. 



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DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks 

800 Alice Elizabeth, April 28, 1847 

801 Wm. Thatcher, July 17, 1849 June 18, 1860 Drowned at Kingston. 

802 Mary Long, June 21, 1852 Nov. 24, 1853 

803 Chas. Edward, July 26, 1854 Mch. 9, 1858 

804 Frederick, April 3, 1859 July 30, 1859 

805 Car'line Matilda, Dec. 17, 1856 



June, 
March, 



Amelia Jane 
Jarvis, Jan. 

806 Rev. Thos. McGhee. 

8 children. 

807 Agnes, 

808 Murray, 

809 Annie Ellen 

Leonard, 

810 William, 

811 Mary, 

812 Caroline, 

813 Malcolm, 

814 Leonard, 



307". 



1, 1820 Feb. 22, 1867 



1845 
1847 



Feb., 



1873 



July, 
Dec., 


1848 
1850 


Nov., 


1872 


July, 

Nov., 


1852 
1853 


Sept., 


1868 


May, 
Oct., 


1855 

1857 







William Harrison. 



Chas. Leonard Jarvis. 



4OO. 

Elizab'h Arnold 

Jarvis, Oct. 20. 1824 

449 ) Geo. Murray 

815 J Jarvis, April 13, 1824 

10 children. 

816 Herb't Murray, May 18, 1848 

817 Annie Elizabeth 

Stewart, July 4, 1849 

818 Arthur Leonard 

Fitzgerald, June 17, 1852 

819 Geo. Wm. Hope, Sept. 17, 1853 Nov. 14, 1854 

820 Sidney Berdoe, Nov. 6, 1854 Feb. 2, 1868 

821 Mary Boyles, Aug. 21, 1857 

822 Emily Caroline, Dec. 27, 1858 

823 Laura Matilda, Oct. 8, 1860 

824 Edmund Owen 

Meredith, Nov. 25, 1863 Nov. 3, 1864 

825 Fred'k Arnold, July 26, 1867 



June 23, 1846. 

Finance department, 

Ottawa. 
Dec. 22, 1875. 



Robt. F. Hazen, April 19, 1803 April 25, 1874 
826 Joanna Robinson, June 16, 1853 

6 children. 



DESCENDANTS OP WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 101 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

827 Robert Morris, 1 Sept. 27, 1829 May 6, 1863 April, 1854. 

828 William, s July 4,1831 March 9, 1865. 

829 Susan, Aug. 11, 1836 Oct. 8, 1861. 

830 Elizabeth. 

831 Marg't Ann, Mch. 18, 1843 Oct. 25, 1866. 

832 Joanna, William Ritchie, who 

died. 3 

4O4. 

William Munson 

Jarvis, 4 Oct. 9, 1838 

833 Jane Hope Beer. 

3 children. 

834 Edw'd William, Sept. 11, 1862 

835 Lucy Caroline, Jan. 26, 1864 

836 Frank Hope, Feb. 8, 1868. 

2d wife. 

837 Mary Lucretia 

Scovel. 
2 children. 

838 Mary Elizabeth, Mch. 20, 1869 

839 Helen Mary, Apr. 27, 1871 

408. 

Mary Jane 

Jarvis, Sept. 8, 1821 Mch. 24, 1848 Sept. 5, 1843. 

840 Frederick Wm. 

Starr. 
1 child. 

841 Maria Gore, Aug. 13, 1844 

410. 

Henry Fitz Ger- 
ald Jarvis, May 20, 1825 

1 Robert Morris Hazen, a Captain in H. M. 60th or King's Royal Rifle 
Corps, formerly commanded by his grandfather, Colonel Hazen (see No. 
136). He died at Burmah in India. 

2 William Hazen, a Civil Engineer, residing in St. John, N. B. 

8 William Ritchie was a son of the Hon. William Ritchie, formerly 
Chief Justice of New Brunswick, and now (1878) one of the Judges of the 
Supreme Court of the Dominion of Canada. 

4 William Munson Jarvis is a lawyer by profession, a Lieutenant-Colonel 
in the New Brunswick Militia; resides at St. John; admitted to the Bar 
1863. Is Vice-President of the Diocesan Church Society of the city and 
county of St. John, and general agent for the Liverpool, London and Globe 
Insurance Company for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and P. E. Island. 



102 



DESCENDANTS OP WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

842 Frances Stewart 

Walker, Sept. 28, 1850 

1 child. 

843 Anna Mary, July 9, 1850 Aug. 30, 1850 

2d wife. 

844 Lucy D. Harding, Sept. 30, 1858. 

5 children. 

845 Edward Clifton, July 11, 1859 

846 Ar. Hen'yBoyd, Oct. 29, 1860 

847 Ernest Fred'k, Sept. 16, 1862 

848 Hel.Am.Marg't, Apr. 30, ,1864 

849 Charles William, Mch. 18, 1866 



1. 

Geo. Wm. Town- 

send Jarvis, May 20, 1827 Nov. 2, 1868 

850 Sarah Smith. 

5 children. 
2d wife. 

851 Christina Jane Hill. 

1 child. 

852 Mary, May, 1866 in infancy. 



all of whom are dead. 



Caroline Amelia 

Jarvis, Feb. 22, 1831 

853 Charles Palmer. 1 

7 children. 

854 Mary Anna, Mch. 31, 1856 

855 Ada Millicent, Feb. 9, 1858 

856 Louise Caroline, Mch. 9, 1859 

857 Ethel Maria, May 20, 1860 

858 Helen Amelia 

Boyd, Oct. 26, 1861 

859 Robert Edward, Dec. 16, 1865 

860 Charles William 

Jarvis, Mch. 21, 1868 



Sept. 10, 1853. 



Robert Jarvis 
Hamilton, 
861 Catharine Rob- 
ertson. 
5 children. 



May 18, 1812 



Nov. 19, 1836. 



1 Hon. Charles Palmer is Chief- Justice of Prince Edward's Island. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 



103 



1867 



No. Name. Born. Died. 

862 William, May 28, 1849 

.863 Cath'ne Lavinia,Sept. 2, 

864 Agnes Hannah, Nov. 20, 

865 Robert Henry, Sept. 2, Apr., 

866 Jessie, Aug. 2, 

2d wife. 

867 Mary Jane 

Wright, 
7 children. 

868 George Edward, July 13, 1853 

869 Maria Isabel, Oct. 10, 1855 

870 Caroline Mabel, Dec. 2, 1857 Jan. 3, 1860 

871 John Harvey, Apr. 26, 1859 

872 Jane Chalmers, June 15, 1862 

873 Augusta Mary, Mch. 2, 1864 

874 Mary, May 15, 1866 



Married or Remarks. 
Sept. , 1873, MaryMiles. 
Apr. 30, 1871, Dr. 
Chas. Donnelly. 
Dec. 31, 1874, Chas. 
Lemon. 

I. W. Alway. 



Apr. 15, 1851. 



Maria Lavinia 

Hamilton, Sept. 15, 1818 

875 William Harvey 

Fitz Gerald, 
2 children. 

876 Duncan, May 31, 1842 

877 Harvey, Mch. 25, 1844 



May 21, 1840. 
H. M. 73d Regt. 



434. 



Catharine Ham- 
ilton, Mch. 

878 Samuel B. Free- 

man. 

9 children. 

879 Geo. Ormand, 1 Sept. 

880 Clarence, May 

881 Ida Maria, Feb. 

882 Arth'r Hamilt'n, Jan. 

883 Alice Maud, Mch. 
84 Charles Edgar, Dec. 

885 Frank, Mch. 

886 Manfred, July 

887 Christabelle, Nov. 



15, 1826 



19, 1844 

20, 1846 
12, 1849 
26, 1852 

15, 1855 
31, 1856 

16, 1860 
15, 1864 
25, 1866 



1842. 



Nov. 9, 1868. 
Dec. 25, 1871. 



Married Margaret Douglas Hamilton McLean. 



104 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Augusta Caroline 

Hamilton, June 17, 1857. 

888 Alfred Boultbee, M. P. 

5 children. 

889 Reginald, July 6, 1858 

890 Frank, Dec. 30, 1861 

891 Alfred Ernest, Mch. 26, 1864 

892 Horatio Clar'ce, June 24, 1866 

893 Constance Mary, Aug. 13, 1868 



Thomas D. Mc- 

Cormick, Feb. 14, 1813 1855 

894 Mary Read. 

5 children. 

895 Janette Augusta, June, 1835 Dec. 25,1835 

896 Emma Augusta, Jan. 6, 1838 Sept. 17, 1856. 

897 William Jarvis, Sept. 12, 1839 

898 Esther Mary, Sept. 24, 1841 June 21, 1870. 

899 Harriet Frances 

Louise, Feb. 17, 1844 

430. 

Margaret A. Mc- 

Cormick, Nov. 16, 1816 Feb. 21, 1872 June 8, 1837. 

900 James Fraser, June 8, 1804 

5 children. 

901 Augusta, May 17, 1839 Sept., 1868, Miles 

O'Reilly. 

902 William B., June 11, 1842 

903 Charles T., Aug. 27, 1843 

904 Maria, Jan. 4, 1849 

905 Frederick, Aug. 13, 1852 

440. 

Hannah McCor- 

mick, Nov. 28, 1818 

906 Archibald Gil- 

kinson, 1812 

7 children. 

907 Grant, June 5, 1837 1875 

908 Isabella Grant, Apr. 28, 1839 Feb. 4, 1864, James C. 

Geddes. 

909 Thomas G. B. 

Grant, Aug. 14, 1841 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 



105 



No. Name. Born. Died. 

910 Alexan'r Grant, July 22, 1844 

911 Jasper Grant, Oct. 30, 1846 

912 Chas. R Grant, June 4, 1850 

913 George Grant, May 22, 1854 July 11, 1858 



Married or Remarks. 



441. 

Mary Elizabeth 

McCormick, Oct. 19, 1821 Jan. 14, 1848. 

914 Jasper T. Gil- 

kinson. 
4 children. 

915 Aug'ta I. Grant, Dec. 12, 1848 

916 Mary Jesse, June 12, 1850 Robert C. Smith. 

917 Ellen Phillis, Feb. 11, 1852 

918 Agnes, Oct. 4, 1853 Oct. 7, 1854 

444. 

S. P. McCorinick,Apr. 15, 1828 

919 Grace Carruthers. 

2 children. 

920 Napier and George. 



George Diehl 

McCormick, Oct. 4, 1830 

921 Barbara Waddle. 

5 children. 

922 Thomas, Aug. , 1860 

923 Charles, Feb., 186~2 

924 William, Nov., 1863 

925 Jasper, Sept., 1866 

926 A daughter, Aug., 1868 



448. 

William D. P. 

Jarvis, Dec. 17, 1821 Jan. 15, 1859 Oct., 1850. 

927 Diana Irving. 

4 children. 

928 Mary Amelia, Sept. 17, 1851 Dec. 27, 1877, to Ar- 

thur Piers. 

929 William Irving, Aug. 26, 1853 

930 Aug'ta Lavinia, July 19, 1855 

931 Edw'd ^Emilius,Apr. 25, 1860 

14 



106 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Ann Ellen Jarvis, Oct. 30. 1825 Oct. 12, 1862 Aug. 25, 1846. 

932 Luke Fitz Ger- 

ald Bernard, H. M. 82d Regt. 

6 children. 

933 Mary Kathleen, May 6, 1849 1870. 

934 Gerald Luke 

Fitz Gerald, Sept. 26, 1850 

935 Ellen Maude, 1 Nov. 28, 1853 Nov. 6, 1875. 

936 Agnes Caroline 

Grace, Jan. 22, 1857 

937 Renee Harriet 

Bunbury, June 19, 1860 

938 Edward Henry, Oct. 5, 1862 



Chas.' Frederick 

Jarvis, June 11, 1834 Mch. 17, 1871 

939 Mary Ann Gra- 

ham. 

5 children. 

940 Isabel Grace, Sept. 8, 1864 

941 Emily Maude, Mch. 8, 1866 

942 Chas. Leonard, Sept. 9, 1867 

943 Samuel Peters, Feb. 9, 1869 

944 William George, Jan. 27,1871 



Charles Herbert 

Jarvis, Aug. 25, 1831 Sept. 7, 1859 Dec., 1856. 

945 Emma O'Reilly. 

1 child. 

946 Miles O'Reilly, Sept., 1857 



Catharine Maria 

Hamilton, Mch. 23, 1817 Jan. 12, 1847. 

947 Fred'k Tench, Aug. 6, 1854 
2 children. 

948 Mary, Oct. 16, 1848 

949 Frederica, Mch. 1, 1851 

1 Married to Birdmore Doig, at Kurrachee, India. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 10 

404. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Jesse Augusta 

Hamilton, Mch. 18, 1821 Nov. 24, 1842. 

950 Alexander Duff, May 11, 1846 

2 children. 

951 Augusta, Sept. 11, 1843 

952 Wm. Alexander, 

Hamilton, Apr. 17, 1846 



4OO. 

Elizabeth Hamil- 

ton, Aug. 6, 1826 Mch. 15, 1855. 

953 J. Thos. Town- 

send. 

3 children. 

954 Sam'l Hamilton, Sept. 9, 1856 

955 Charles Jarvis, Nov. 26, 1858 

956 Gilbert, Mch. 6, 1863 

400. 

William Jarvis 

Hamilton, Apr. 25, 1833 

957 Sarah Clark, June 28, 1865 

3 children. 

958 Caroline, Sept. 30, 1859 

959 Cyrus Jarvis, June 28, 1861 

960 Thomas Clark, Aug. 23, 1863 

2d wife. 

961 Marg't Houston, Sept. 5, 1869. 

3 children. 

962 Grace, July 14, 1871 Aug. 19, 1872 

963 Grace, Oct. 2, 1873 

964 Minnetta, Feb. 7, 1875 



Caroline Emily 

Hamilton, Jan. 4, 1835 Jan. 8, 1867. 

965 George Durand. 

5 children. 

966 Car. Aug. Owen,Mch. 10, 1868 

967 Hannah, Sept. 17, 1869 Feb. 19, 1870 

968 Mary Catharine, June 27, 1871 

969 Jesse, Feb. 6, 1873 

970 Eliza Beatrice, Oct. 23, 1874 



108 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Sylvia Elizabeth 
Wetmore, Oct. 20, 1805 Aug. 10, 1874 Oct. 22, 1834. 

971 Leon.B.Hurlbut. 

2 children. 

972 Sylvia Elizab'h, Sept. 29, 1840 

973 Ch'lotte Jarvis, Sept. 13, 1845 



Darwin W. Wqt- 
more, Sept. 2, 1807 Aug. 20, 1853 Jan. 10, 1830. 

974 Ellen Dyer. 

1 child. 

975 Eliz'th Adaline, Oct. 4, 1831 Mch. 26, 1853 



William J. Wet- 
more, M.D., June 30, 1809 Jan. 4, 1844. 

976 Elizabeth Jane 

Campbell, Aug. 24, 1815 June 9, 1876 
1 child. 

977 Emma Jarvis, Aug. 7, 1846 

DR. WILLIAM JARVIS WETMORE 

Is a native of Winchester, in the State of Connecticut. His mother 
was Elizabeth Jarvis, daughter of the late John Jarvis of Norwalk, 
in the same State. His father was Dr. Truman Spencer Wetmore, 
whose ancestor left England in 1625 and settled in Middletown, 
purchasing a very large tract of land along the pleasant banks of 
the Connecticut river, where many of the name are now located. 

William Jarvis commenced the study of the classics under the 
tuition of the late Rev. Frederick Marsh, in his native town, and 
after the conclusion of his academic course, prosecuted the study 
of medicine and surgery under the instruction of his father, and 
also his uncle, the late Dr. George 0. Jarvis. He was afterward 
graduated as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery at Yale College, 
his Alma Mater. During his studies he was a poetical contributor 
to the New England Weekly Review, which was for some time under 
the editorial charge of the late Geo. D. Prentice. 

On his return from college to his paternal home, he passed the 
first three or four years in teaching music, after which he removed 
to New York city, and engaged in the sale of drugs and chemicals 
in connection with his profession, at the same time teaching the 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 109 

piano-forte and composing and publishing songs and ballads. He 
wrote and published many songs of which he was the author of 
both the words and music. 

In addition to his knowledge of the Latin and Greek poets, he 
was acquainted with the French, German, Spanish, and Italian lan- 
guages, and being a smooth versifier, he was frequently employed to 
translate into English text the songs of foreign authors. He was, 
in the first instance, engaged by the celebrated buffo cantante, 
Signor De Begnis, to translate the early songs of Donizetti, which 
were written by him for the accomplished vocalist, Ronzi, the wife 
of De Begnis, and introduced by her in the operas of " Agnese," 
"II Barbiere di Siviglia," and "II Turco in Italia." He also wrote 
several lyrics for De Begnis, who composed the music, all of which 
were subsequently published with English and Italian text. 

In the same year (1842), he was associated with the late John 
Graham, the blind Scottish bard, in arranging and publishing in 
book form, with music, the songs which the poet had written for 
the St. Andrew's Society, which, in connection with his fugitive 
pieces, made a volume of 110 pages royal octavo. 

In 1849, the Doctor issued a musical annual entitled "L'Isola 
Incantata," or "The Fairy Isle." It was founded on an Eastern 
superstition, and for this pleasant souvenir he wrote both the 
poetry and music. He was, during the same year, the author 
of various sketches entitled "Sketches of the Past," or "Pictures 
from Life," which were published in the various magazines through- 
out the country. He has also translated into English verse the 
songs of the various operas as they appeared successively from 
Gounod, Donizetti, Meyerbeer, Offenbach, Lecocq, and others, until 
his original songs and ballad translations are very numerous. 

For Anthony Philip Heinrich, more familiarly known as "Father 
Heinrich," he wrote the libretto for an oratorio, which Heinrich 
dedicated to the Emperor of Austria. This was translated into 
German verse, arranged with music for the orchestra and piano- 
forte, and performed in Prague before the Emperor and royal 
family, the orchestra being conducted by Heinrich himself. He 
also furnished him with several original songs, for which Heinrich 
wrote the music. They were also translated into German verse, 
and very beautifully gotten up with picture titles in Vienna. 

In 1860, he published a satire in verse entitled "Gotham Am- 
brotypes." In 1865 he translated from the French, Pauseron's 
A, B, C of Music, and the following year edited Hamilton's Musical 
Dictionary. 



110 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 

In 1869, he was the Editor of a Musical Magazine, in which 
he furnished many of the stories and miscellaneous articles that 
filled its pages, as well as the music in that department of the 
paper. 

In 1871, he wrote a hundred original lyrics for the Poly 
technic and Athenaeum, two musical publications, and, in the same 
year, he delivered a poem at the celebration of the centennial 
of his native village, which has been since published in the 
" Annals " of the town by the Hon. John Boyd. He also fur- 
nished an original ode, words and music, for the same occasion, 
entitled " Beautiful Days of the Past." 

In 1874, he published a volume of music entitled "The Ori- 
ental," a collection of traditional and ancient Jewish melodies, 
adapting them to Christian service, the dates of many of them 
running back to the days of Moses and the Prophets. Many of 
the hymns are original. He is now engaged on a second series 
of these ancient melodies, most of which, if not secured within 
the next few years, must be lost to the musical world for ever. 

Dr. Wetmore's love for his mother, and his many eulogistic 
lines to her memory, the happy fireside, and the pleasant scenes 
of his childhood and youth, make pleasing episodes of his early 
life. The following original poem, written but a few years ago, 
shows how fondly he recalls those golden days: 

A DREAM. 

I dreamed last night of my early days, 

When life had not a care ; 
The friends now sleeping in the tomb, 

I fancied all were there. 
We talked of scenes long past and gone, 

Scenes that were once so dear ; 
It seemed there had been no decay, 

'Twas childhood's happy year. 

The merry laughter of the young, 

Each joyous sport and game, 
The lively joke, the sweet old song, 

And each familiar name ; 
The grand old tree before the door, 

With broad and ample shade, 
Waved its strong branches to the breeze, 

The same, still undecayed. 



DESCENDANTS OP WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. Ill 

And down upon the placid lake, 

Rocked lightly Pleasure's boat ; 
Around it many a ripple played, 

And hark ! the robin's note ! 
The song birds whistled in the trees, 

I heard the cooing dove ; 
The breezes kissed my boyish brow, 

'Twas YOUTH, and HOME, and LOVE. 

My father's voice was still as kind, 

As earnest as of yore ; 
My mother sang the same sweet songs 

I'd heard so oft before ; 
And sister, brothers, all were there ; 

Our hearts beat high with mirth ; 
And there we sat and talked, as when 

'Round boyhood's happy hearth. 

Dr. Wetmore married, in the year 1844, a Miss Elizabeth Jane 
Campbell. Her parents were from Scotland, her mother being 
born in the city of Edinburgh. The daughter was intellectual, 
refined, and' cultivated. In addition to a sound English education, 
she was an excellent French scholar; and she not only played the 
piano very acceptably, but sang the songs of Burns and Moore 
with fine taste and feeling. As friend, companion, wife, and 
mother, she was unexceptionable. We give below a little poem 
which her husband wrote and sent to her on her birthday, while 
he was making a brief visit to his daughter, who resides, with her 
husband, on the banks of the Delaware. The lines are as follows: 

TO MY WIFE. 

WRITTEN ON HER BIRTHDAY. 

O, beautiful river! how tranquil it glides, 

To mingle its waters with old Ocean's tides; 

While the breezes that play 'round my temples so free, 

Seem to bring, my dear wife, some fond message from thee. 

The flowers on its banks blossombrightly and fair, 
And exhale a perfume both delightful and rare; 
While my young love 1 and I float in gladness along, 
To the dip of the oar and the magic of song. 

1 My daughter, Mrs. Emma Jarvis Wilson. 



112 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 

O, beautiful river ! beloved Delaware ! 
Can tempest e'er ruffle your bosom so fair? 
May it float on in beauty to blend with the sea, 
While my heart travels back, dear companion, to thee. 

Like the beautiful river that bears me along 

On its bosom, so sacred to beauty and song, 

Is another that winds to a beautiful home, 

Where love never dies, and where cares never come. 

May we float down that river so peaceful and bright, 
Undisturbed by a care, to the CITY of LIGHT, 
Where life's voyage shall end, and our souls shall find rest, 
In a HAVEN of PEACE, in the HOME of the BLEST ! l 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Geo. W. Wet- 
more, M.D., Oct. 11, 1812 Nov. 28, 1843. 

978 Sarah Ann Thompson, Dec. 27, 1871 

3 children. 

979 Geo.Thompson,Feb. 9, 1845 

980 Eliz'th Jarvis, April 6, 1846 

981 Mary Fitch, April 16, 1855 

GEORGE WHITFIELD WETMORE 

Was born October 11, 1812, and received the same early and 
careful educational training as that of his brothers. He began 
teaching when quite young, and for some years taught, during the 
winter season, several select schools in many parts of Connecticut. 
This he continued to do until he determined to study the profes- 
sion of medicine. His studies were prosecuted under the tuition 
of his father, and also of his uncle, Dr. George 0. Jarvis. After 
the requisite preparation, he attended, during the winters of 1837 
and 1838, the medical lectures at Williams College, Mass., graduat- 
ing an M.D. (in December, 1838,) from that institution. 

He settled at Amenia City, Dutchess Co., New York, February 
19, 1839, where he practiced his profession with acknowledged 
skill and ability. He subsequently became acquainted with, and 
afterwards married. Miss Sarah Ann Thompson, a very lovely and 
amiable girl of the village, by whom he has three children. 

The doctor still enjoys fair health, but since the death of his 
wife, has given up practice, and returned to the home of his 
youth. 

1 Mrs. Wetrnore died June 9, 1876. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 1 13 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Charles F. Wet- 
more, Aug. 21, 1815 April 11, 1850. 

982 Sarah Astor Bryden, June 7, 1855 

1 child. 

983 Mary Jarvis, Sept. 14, 1852 

CHARLES FITCH WETMORE 

Was born on the 21st of August, 1815, and was the youngest son 
of Dr. Truman S. and Elizabeth Jarvis Wetmore. 

His rudimental education was obtained in the schools of his 
native village, which were excellent, and after careful training in 
these, he was placed under the private instruction of the Rev. Mr. 
Jones, an Episcopal clergyman, located in Hitchcocksville, now 
Riverton. Here, though his advancement was entirely satisfactory, 
still, as it was preparatory to a collegiate education, he was sent to 
Cheshire, Conn., under the care and instruction of the Rev. Dr. 
Morgan. 

He entered Trinity College, Hartford, in the year 1837, and was 
graduated from that institution in 1841. In 1844, he received 
the degree of M.A. from the same institution. He studied law 
with the late Hon. Liv. Livingston of New York, and was 
admitted as an attorney, solicitor, and counsellor to the courts of 
that State in 1845. 

He was an excellent Greek and Latin scholar, and while in 
college occasionally coquetted with the muses. He was the author 
of several pieces of fugitive poetry of considerable merit. He 
delivered, by appointment, a poem entitled ''VENICE," before the 
Athenaeum Literary Society, in 1840, and accepted, also, a second 
appointment to deliver the annual poem before that Society the 
following year. This poem was entitled "Scio." The first was 
published in a belles lettres paper edited by his brother William. 

At commencement, the year of his graduationj He delivered an 
essay on Saracen Literature, which was subsequently published in 
his brother's paper. 



SarahE. Sey- 

mour, May 13, 1812 Aug. 13, 1837. 

984 Dr. Ammon C. 

Taber, Dec. 30, 1807 

8 children. 
15 



114 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 

V 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

985 Charl'te Louisa, May 10, 1838 Feb. 9, 1845 

986 Caroline Moore, July 3, 1840 Sept. 20, 1866. 

987 Charles Jarvis, Aug. 14, 1842 Aug. 17, 1853 

988 Alvah Seymour, Nov. 24, 1844 

989 Eugene Dewitt, Jan. 9, 1848 Aug. 29, 1849 

990 Mary Bradley, Feb. 14, 1850 Feb. 28, 1872. 

991 Edw'd Maurice, June 15, 1853 

992 Helen Henri'ta, May 18, 1856 Nov. 3, 1857 



Charles J. Sey- 
mour, Feb. 25, 1815 Mch. 13, 1840 

993 Nancy Woods, July 14, 1819 June, 1867 May 10, 1837. 

1 chil'd. 

994 Wm. Woods, May 29, 1839 Jan. 9, 1840 



Charlotte Fitch 

Seymour, Aug. 4, 1819 May 25, 1863 May 11, 1847. 

995 T.heo. C. King, Aug. 30, 1809 Apr. 1, 1858 

3 children. 

996 Eugenia Seym'r, Sept. 22, 1849 Sept. 24, 1849 

997 Eugenia Hask'll, Feb. 15, 1852 Apr. 13, 1873 

998 Eva Seymour, Sept. 24, 1854 Apr. 28, 1862 

484. 
Samuel J. Sey- 

mour, Mch. 9, 1822 Feb. 17, 1850. 

999 Mary A. Seym'r 

nee Patridge, May 18, 1827 
10 children. 

1000 CharFtte Jarvis, Oct. 23, 1850 

1001 M'tha Patridge, Oct., 1852 

1002 Chaii'tte Jarvis, Oct. 15, 1854 

1003 Kate Rowland. 

1004 Mary Ann, Mch. 3, 1858 

1005 Carrie Taber. 

1006 Samuel John, Jr. 

1007 Jennie Wilson. 

1008 George Lee. 

1009 Wm. Patridge. 

480. 

Chas. A. Jarvis, Feb. 2, 1828 Jan. 17, 1854. 

1010 Statira Gilder- 

sleeve, Sept. 1, 1829 Nov. 7, 1864 

2 children. 



V- 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 115 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

1011 Cora Elizabeth, Oct. 13, 1854 

1012 Chas.Lavallette,May 17, 1857 

2d wife. 

1013 Ellen J. Smith, June 11, 1835 Oct. 7, 1868. 

3 children. 

1014 Janet McNary, Feb. 4, 1872 Aug. 15, 1872 

1015 Geo. Oglevie, Jan. 15, 1873 

1016 Edw. Winslow, Nov. 20, 1877 



Geo. Cyprian 
Jarvis, Apr. 24, 1834 Feb. 8, 1866. 

1017 Martha Gillum. 

1 child. 

1018 Martha Louisa, Feb. 26, 1868 

GEORGE C. JARVIS, M.D., 

Is the son of Dr. George O. Jarvis and Philomela Marshall Jarvis , 
and was born in the town of Colebrook, Conn., April 24, 1834.. 

The early education of Doctor Jarvis was received at the district 
school, which he attended until he was fifteen, years of age, after 
which he spent a year at the Military Academy at Norwich, Vt., 
and a year with the Rev. S. M. Emery of Portland, Conn. 

He entered Trinity College in 1851, and remained through the 
junior year, leaving in 1853. He spent the next .three years as 
clerk in a drug store in Middletown, thereby acquiring a practical 
acquaintance with the materiamedica.' 

Doctor Jarvis commenced the study of medicine with his father. 
whose extensive surgical practice gave unusual facilities for illustra- 
tions in this branch of the profession. He studied also about a 
year with the distinguished gynecologist, Dr. J. Marion Sims. 
He attended lectures at the Medical Department of the New York 
University, from which he received the degree of Doctor of Medi- 
cine, March, 1861. He commenced the practice of his profession 
in Stamford, but remained only a few months, entering the army 
as Assistant Surgeon, 1st Battalion Connecticut Cavalry, receiving 
his commission December, 1861. He was promoted as Surgeon of 
7th Connecticut Volunteers, October, 1862, and served honorably 
and with distinction through the war, being mustered out 'July 20, 
1865. His army record was noted for bravery and gallantry, as 
well as that of a skillful and reliable surgeon, as is shown in many 
places of trust and responsibility. 



116 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 

An army life extending over so long a period of time, and 
through so many portions of the country, with such diversified 
service in the field during and after battle, in the hospital, in camp, 
on sea and land, abounds naturally with interesting incidents and 
adventures, which would justly find place in a more extended 
biography. One incident, however, deserves especial mention. 
When the midnight boat attack was planned on Fort Gregg, the 
regular detail shrank from the exposure of taking surgical charge 
of what was regarded and justly, as almost a forlorn hope. Dr. 
Jarvis volunteered for this service, and was placed in charge, 
receiving an official indorsement of his action from the General in 
command. The following is also a characteristic incident: After 
the battle of Olustee, when a retreat was ordered, and the wounded 
had to be hastily removed, the Doctor surrendered his horse to a 
wounded soldier, who would otherwise have been left on the field, 
and after a hard service as operating surgeon, marched on foot for 
thirty miles. 

Doctor Jarvis was appointed as operating surgeon for the brigade 
after the first battle, and continued as such of each division with 
which he was connected during his field service. At Fort Fisher 
he was on Gen. Terry's staff in the same capacity. He had charge 
of the post hospitals at Fernandina, Florida, from February to 
April, 1863, and at St. Augustine from April to July, 1863, after 
which he went to Morris Island. He superintended the reception 
and feeding of the returned Union prisoners under Gen. Hawley 
at North-East, near Wilmington, North Carolina; and was, after- 
ward, in charge of the general hospital at Wilmington, where nearly 
8,000 were congregated from Andersonville and other prison pens 
of the South. 

It was found necessary to surround the cook-tents with a strong 
guard, and even then it was impossible to prevent the eager rush 
for food, to which a bayonet was but a slight obstruction. Scores 
perished with the food convulsively grasped in their clenched 
hands. A fearful epidemic of typhus and typhoid fevers followed, 
with over a hundred cases of gangrene of different parts of the 
body, all resulting from the want and exposure to which the 
prisoners had been subjected. Out of thirteen surgeons and assist- 
ant surgeons, nine were sick and seven died, while the mortality 
in the hospitals was necessarily very great. 

The following is an epitome of his field service as operating 
surgeon: He served throughout Fremont's campaign in West 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 



117 



Virginia, during which the following engagements occurred: 
McDowell, Franklin, Strasburg, Harrisonburg, Cross Keys, Port 
Republic Bridge; through the fifteen days retreat under Pope from 
the Rapidan, ending with the second battle of Bull Run; in the 
Department of the South, at Morris Island, Fort Wagner, and 
Olustee; in Virginia, with the Army of the James in the siege 
around Petersburg and Richmond, during which the following 
engagements occurred: Chester Station, Bermuda Hundred, Deep 
Bottom, Deep Run, Chapin's Farm, New Richmond, New Market 
Road, Darby Town Road, Charles City Road, and at Fort Fisher. 

On the return of Dr. Jarvis from the war, he settled in Hartford, 
Conn., and soon won a position as one of the leading surgeons in 
the State, thereby receiving a large general and consultation 
practice. 

In 1869, he was appointed examining surgeon for pensions, and 
on the organization of the Board in Hartford, was appointed its 
President, which position he still holds. For six years he was a 
member of the examining committee for conferring degrees at the 
Medical Institution of Yale College, and relinquished the position 
through ill health. 

In 1874, he was appointed attending surgeon to the Hartford 
Hospital, a position which he still occupies. 



403. 

No. Name. Born. Died. 

Thos. Newton 
Jarvis, June 22, 1805 

1019 Cordelia Hobart, Feb. 4, 1813 Sept. 23, 1845 

4 children. 

1020 Charles, Dec. 12, 1835 

1021 Rowland B., May 27, 1837 

1022 Henry Clay, Oct. 19, 1841 

1023 Clarissa. Sept. 21, 1843 Dec. 19,1875 

2d wife. 

1024 Emily Wilbur, Dec. 12, 1825 

2 children. 

1025 Harriet E., July 22, 1850 Jan. 22,1874 

1026 Florence. July 30, 1854 



Married or Remarks. 



June 14, 1834. 



June 17, 1860. 
May, 1861. 
July 8, 1869. 
W. Guilford. 

Aug. 5, 1849. 



404. 

Milton Barlow 
Jarvis, M.D., Aug. 5, 1807 



Born in New Hartford, 
Conn. 



118 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

1027 Jean'te J.Butler, Oct. 6,1812 April 24, 1838 Feb. 26,1836. 

1 child. 

1028 Lou. Jeanette, Jan. 10, 1837 Oct. 29, 1860. 

2d wife. 

1029 Helen M.Ray- 

mond, Aug. 1, 1819 

6 children. 

1030 George Milton, June 29, 1849 

1031 James Lorenzo, Oct. 24, 1850 

1032 Frank, Sept. 23, 1852 

1033 Lizzie Ida, Dec. 29, 1855 Dec. 13, 1857 

1034 Nellie May, May 13, 1860 

1035 Josie Kinyon, Sept. 30, 1857 Mch. 7, 1874 Adopted. 

MILTON BARLOW JARVIS, M.D., 

Was born August 5, 1807, in the town of Amenia, Dutchess county, 
N. Y., in a small village, then called Jarvis Corners. 

In the spring of 1820, his father sold the old homestead, and 
after a temporary residence in the village, removed, with his 
family, in 1821, -to Canastoke, town of Lenox, in Madison county. 
The farm on which he located was part of the tract known as the 
Indian Reservation, and is situated on the Erie Canal, about mid- 
way between the city of Utica and Syracuse. 

Until the year 1825, Dr. Jarvis worked on the farm during the 
pleasant months of summer, and in the winter attended the district 
school. He then went to an adjoining town, engaging with a 
Mr. James Beebe to learn the trade of a tanner and currier. In 
the year 1828, from the depression of business, he left Mr. Beebe 
and his tannery, to seek a more profitable calling. 

In the winter of 1830, he visited his uncle, Dr. Hammond of 
Dover, Dutchess Co., who proposed that he should study medicine. 
The proposition was accepted, and, in the spring of 1832, he 
entered his uncle's office, where he applied himself closely to his 
books. After the necessary lapse of time, and after he had gained 
the prescribed amount of knowledge, he was graduated, with all 
due honors, in the winter of 1834 and 1835, from the old Univer- 
sity in Barclay street, New York, under Professors Mott, Rhine - 
lander, and others of like celebrity. He then returned to Dover, 
and entered into partnership with his uncle. 

The following winter, February 26, 1836, he married Miss Jean- 
nette J. Butler, daughter of Mr. William Butler of New Hartford, 
Connecticut. Miss Butler was principal of a young ladies' semi- 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 119 



nary, a talented and very lovely woman. The fruit of this happy 
union was the birth of a daughter, Louise Jeannette, now Mrs. L. 
P. Fay, who was born January 10, 1837. 

In the autumn of the same year, Mrs. Jarvis took a severe cold, 
which settled on her lungs, finally developing into phthisis, which 
resulted in her death, April 24, 1838. From a broken and now 
desolate household, the daughter was sent to the home and care of 
the doctor's mother, where, after a brief period, he followed her. 

In the year 1840, he began, as it were, anew the, business of 
life. Among the Thompsonians, Eclectics, and the innumerable 
medical pretenders that swarm over the country like noisy and 
hungry locusts, he set up his practice, and notwithstanding his 
surroundings, prosecuted his profession with success and profit. 

It was only after ten years and much deliberation, that he again 
concluded to enter the matrimonial paradise, and enjoy the feli- 
cities of a home and domestic peace and happiness. This decided 
upon, it was not long before he had wooed and won the accom- 
plished Miss Helen M. Raymond, daughter of A. Raymond, Esq. 
The marriage of the happy pair took place September. 7, 1848. 
With a new home, new hopes, and renewed ambition, the future 
now looked bright and prosperous. With his eldest daughter 
married (the second dying at two years of age), and with three 
sons (the two eldest at Cornell University), the doctor is cheerful 
and happy in his family surroundings. 

In the year 1873, the doctor and his lady visited Europe, where 
they spent five months in most delightful travel and sight-seeing. 
Although reared and educated as an Episcopalian, he has left the 
Church for the Unitarian faith. 

The doctor is, at the present writing, seventy years of age, and 
still his eye is as bright, his step as firm and elastic, as when at 
forty. Like his nonagenarian grandfather, he may live on, growing 
in grace, and reserving his strength, until, in the fulness of time, 
he may be numbered with his centenarian progenitors. 

4OO. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Elizab'h Jarvis, Dec. 31, 1811 May, 1840 

1036 Wm. H. Kinney. 

1 child. 

1037 Charles, 1837 1862 



120 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Clarissa Jarvis, June 5, 1814 Aug. 1, 1840 

1038 Lucian P. Robe. 

1039 Emily, July 14, 1836 Sept., 1848 

1040 Harriet, May 4, 1839 Mch. 5, 1865 

400. 

Samuel Jarvis, Apr. 11, 1819 Apr. 29, 1859 Jan. 9, 1853. 

1041 Elsie Per Lee, Dec. 26, 1826 

2 children. 

1042 Per Lee, Oct. 9, 1855 July 17, 1859 

1043 Alice, June 12, 1859 Apr. 15, 1864 



DavidS. Jarvis, Feb., 1808 1833. 

1044 Eliza Brower, Nov., 1814 

4 children. 
Abram. 

1045 Charles, Apr., 1840 

1046 Howard, 1843 Sept., 1862. 

1047 Florence, Dec., 1849 

DAVID S. JARVIS. 

It is a pleasing task to be able to record the virtues and excel- 
lences of the brave men and loyal women who have borne the 
name of Jarvis, and to find the same strong and striking charac- 
teristics in the present as in past generations, thereby giving to the 
family the same distinctive qualities through all its history, of 
integrity, honor, and love of country. In no member of it have 
these features shone brighter than in the subject who heads our 
brief sketch. We make the following extract from a letter recently 
received from Mr. Jarvis, which explains itself: 

" On the breaking out of the Rebellion, I was on a visit to rny 
parents, whom 1 never failed to visit once a year. I told them it 
was a critical time for our country (this was in 1862), when both 
of them became much excited; they hoped I could give them 
some good news, but I could not. My mother exclaimed, ' David, 
you have three good boys, Abram, Charles, and Howard. Go 
yourself, with them, to the war, and I will go, as I can take care 
of the sick, or make lint for the wounded; this Government must 
be preserved. Your forefather was of Revolutionary stock, and 
the country must live.' My father also added that he hoped to 
live long enough to see the Rebellion crushed, when he would be 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 



121 



willing to die. He wanted to feel that he had left a country 
untorn by civil war, and as it was designed by the founders of 
the republic. Abram went into the war as private secretary to 
Gen. Gilmore, and died in Charleston, of yellow fever. Charley 
was in both battles of Bull Run, and Howard sent a substitute." 

This is a worthy record of a patriotic family, and shows the true 
spirit that animated the heroes of Seventy-six. 



No. Name. Born. 

Maryette Jarvis, Dec. 4,1814 

1048 Edwin Sears, Jan. 16, 1808 

3 children. 

1049 Clara M., Feb. 4,1836 

1050 James E., Apr. 29, 1838 

1051 Mary A., Jan. 25, 1841 



Jane Jarvis, 


Jan. 14, 1818 


1052 John Calvin 




Jackson, 


June 3, 1813 


7 children. 




1053 Helen, 


Dec. 31, 1841 


1054 Julia, 


Nov. 27, 1843 


1055 John Calvin, 


Sept. 30, 1846 


1056 Frances, 1 


Jan. 24, 1849 


1057 Florence, 


Mch. 11, 1851 


1058 Ann Eliza, 


Jan. 26, 1853 


1059 Charles, 


Feb. 2, 1859 



Died. 



June, 1868 



Married or Remarks. 
Feb. 22,1835. 



Feb., 1853. 
Sept, 19, 1858. 



Nov. 17, 1840. 

Live in Sharon, Conn. 

Mch. 28, 1868. 
Dec. 8, 1864. 



Mch. 7, 1857 



Charles Jarvis, Mch. 

1060 Betsey A. Hoyt, Apr. 

3 children. 

1061 C. Willis, Oct. 

1062 Mellville, July 

1063 Jenny, Apr. 



51 1. 

4, 1821 
3, 1826 

29, 1845 
11, 1849 

28, 1868 



Jan. 26, 1845. 
July 14, 1866. 



John Jay Jarvis, Dec. 

1064 Susan Forbes, 

2 children. 

1065 Foster, 

1066 Ella, 



4,1828 



1852 
1857 



1850. 



1 Married Levy Blydenburg. Had Martha, b. December 17, 1871, and 
Jane, b. April 17, 1874. Live in New Haven, Conn. 
16 



122 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. 

Brice W. Jarvis, Apr. 18, 1831 

1067 Adah L. Wood, Sept. 4, 1835 

3 children. 

1068 Alice B., Jan. 4,1856 

1069 John W., Jan. 22,1862 
1070- Mary E., Oct. 22,1869 



Benj. L. Jarvis, June 6, 1835 

1071 Mary Over- 

baugh, Feb. 3, 1835 

1 child. 

1072 Ella P., Oct. 15, 1860 



Catherine R. 

Crawford, Oct. 18, 1820 
1073 Jos. B. Brown. 

3 children. 
1074' Alice Crawford, Jan. 26, 1852 

1075 Margar't Louise, Jan. 26, 1852 

1076 Warren Crawf d,Apr. 4, 1854 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 
Sept. 5, 1854. 



Jan. 4, 1859. 



Apr. 20, 1848. 
j- Twins. 



Martha Jeanette 
Crawford, ,May 14, 1837 

1077 Tunis Quackenbush. 

2 children. 

1078 Jeanette, 1863 

1079 Wm. K, Dec. 25, 1864 



Jan. 1, 1862. 



Rev. Wm. Oscar 
Jarvis. 1 July 1. 1822 

1080 Mary Frances Burt, 2 June 23, 1851 April 25, 1850. 

2d wife. 

1081 Ellen Douglass, 3 June, 1871 Jan. 5, 1854. 

4 children. 

1082 Douglass, July 8, 1855 

1083 Hen'y Douglass, Mch. 9, 1858 

1 Ordained Deacon Sept. 19, 1849 ; Priest N ov. 24, 1850 by Bishop 
Brownell. 

2 Daughter of Rev. Moses Burt. 

3 Daughter Major D. B. Douglass, LL.D. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 



123 



No. Name. 

1084 Ann Eliza, 

1085 *Wm. Oscar, 



Born. 

May 2, 1860 
Aug. 9, 1865 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 



Wellington Jar- 

vis, Aug. 20, 1829 

10854 Isabella L. Stone. 
6 children. 

1086 Henry Stone, April 18, 1856 Oct. 31,1871 

1087 Addie Stone, Feb. 7, 1860 

1088 Louise Heath, July 22, 1863 

1089 Julia Conklin, July 13, 1861 

1090 Clara, July 31, 1873 Aug. 7, 1876 



June 20, 1855. 



1091 Jennie, 



May 22, 1875 June 19, 1875 



Fred'k Wm. 
Jarvis, 1 Feb. 7, 1818 

1092 Caroline Skynner. 

5 children. 

1093 Fred'k Aug., Aug. 30, 1858 Sept. 8,1859 

1094 Geo. Hamilton, Mch. 14, 1859 

1095 Flor. Caroline, Jan. 5, 1860 

1096 Fred. Clarence, Aug. 10, 1862 

1097 Edm. Meredith, Jan. 27, 1867 



Oct. 5, 1857. 



Amelia Jarvis, May 24, 1819 

1098 Alex. Proudfoot. 

7 children. 

1099 Wm. Stephen, 

1100 Frederick, 

1101 Mary, 

1102 Elizabeth, 

1103 Amelia, 

1104 Alexander, M.D., 

1105 Thomas, 



1836. 



1837 

1839 

1841 Sept. 8, 1862 

1843 1874 

1845 March, 1868 

1847 Lives in Montreal. 

1849 Oct. 5, 1867 



Geo. Thomas 

Jarvis, Nov. 30, 1820 

1106 Eliza llm-cndcn. 
5 children. ' 



Jan. 4, 1852. 



1 Frederick William Jarvis succeeded his uncle as High Sheriff of Tor- 
onto, which position he at present (1878) holds. 



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DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. 

1107 Sarah Isabel, Dec. 23, 1855 

1108 Julia Eliza, Sept. 17, 1857 

1109 Wm. Maule, June 6, 1859 

1110 Geo. Robinson, Oct. 7, 1863 

1111 Charlotte Mary, May 15, 1867 



Married or Remarks. 



Stephen Maule 
Jarvis, Nov. 2, 1822 

1112 Mary Stinson. 

5 children. 

1113 Marg. Is. Maule, Jan. 28, 1851 

1114 Thos. Stinson, 'May 31, 1854 

1115 Steph. Jervis 

White, May 3, 1861 

1116 Mary Catharine, Feb., 1863 July 31, 1863 

1117 Edward, Feb. 28, 1873 



Sept. 10, 1850. 



Dec. 3, 1871, Benjamin 
Read Clarkson. 



Peter Robinson 
Jarvis, 2 Aug. 16, 1824 

1118 Marion Neilson, 

11 children. 

1119 Fred'k Starr, 3 Sept. 27, 1850 

1120 Marg. Annabella, Aug. 1,1852 

1121 Thos. Neilson, May 22, 1854 

1122 Marion Zeta, 4 Oct. 23, 1856 



Feb. 12, 1849. 
Sept. 20, 1877. 
Oct. 22, 1878. 



1 Thomas Stinson Jarvis is a law student at Toronto. In 1873-4, made a 
tour through Egypt and the Holy Land, and afterwards wrote a book of 
travels, entitled "Letters from East Longitudes," dedicated by special 
permission to the Earl of Dufferin, Governor-General of Canada. This is 
a most interesting work, and reflects great credit on the young author. It 
will compare favorably with the best works of travel in the Holy Land. 
The style is neat and graphic, and the numerous scenes and incidents are 
portrayed so vividly that we catch the inspiration of his pen, and seem 
transported to the spot, and share with him the interest felt at the moment 
of writing. As was said of the works of Oliver Goldsmith, " This excellent 
book is only open to one criticism of being too brief. " 

2 Peter R. Jarvis sailed for Canton, China, in 1845, in ship "Achbar," 
thence to Singapore and Calcutta. Remaining here a few months, he took 
passage in the ship "Grotius," bound for Boston ma Isle of France and 
St. Helena. On his return he 'settled at Stratford, Ontario, and was for 
several years Mayor of that town. He still resides there. 

3 Married Miss Brooks; one child born Dec. 6, 1878. 

4 Married Peter Woods, at Brunswick Lodge, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 125 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

1123 Julia, Sept. 20, 1858 

1124 Edmund Head, Mch. 6, 1860 

1125 Mary Beatrice, Nov. 20, 1861 

1126 Peter Kobinson, Nov. 27, 1864 

1127 Ada. Dagma, Dec. 3, 1866 

1128 Ckas. Brydger,Feb. 1, 1869 

1129 Edgar Ralph, Feb. 14, 1872 



Chas. Beverley 
Jarvis, Nov. 16, 1826 

1130 Elizabeth Mead. 

1 child. t 

1131 Fanny, June 19, 1854 



Mary Jarvis, Dec. 2, 1828 Feb. 27, 1861 Oct. 30, 1851. 

1132 Henry Skynner. 

5 children. 

1133 Francis Louis, Sept. 28, 1852 

1134 Eleanor Isabella, Aug. 4, 1854 

1135 Emily Mary, Oct. 8, 1856 

1136 Henry John, Feb. 21, 1858 

1137 Wm. Jarvis, Feb. 21, 1861 



Arthur Murray 
Jarvis, Oct. 27, 1830 Oct. 26, 1852. 

1138 Martha Matilda Ratcliffe, Nov. 15, 1858 

1 child. 

1139 Steph. Murray, Mch. 4, 1854 

2d wife. 

1140 Annie Stein Maclear, Feb. 8, 1860. 

7 children. 

1141 Harry Aug., Dec. 21, 1860 

1142 Arthur Murray, Apr. 6, 1862 

1143 Thos. Henry, March, 1864 

1144 Isabella Maule, Oct. 22, 1865 1873 

1145 Fred'k Starr, June 15, 1867 

1146 Wm. Morley, Aug. 29, 1870 

1147 Constance Kings- 

mill, Mch. 28, 1872 



Edgar John 
Jarvis, Jan. 28, 1835 Oct. 17, 1863. 



126 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. 

1148 Charlotte Beau 

mont. 

10 children. 

1149 Edgar Beaum't 

1150 Paul, 

1151 Ernest, 

1152 Harold, 

1153 Francis Proud- 

foot, 

1154 Herbert Cherri 

man, 

1155 LouisRaymond 

1156 Percy and Eva, 
Nota Bene, 



Born 



July 7, 1864 
Sept. 27, 1865 
Oct. 12, 1866 
Oct. 4, 1867 

Oct. 27, 1869 

Oct. 17, 1871 
,May 19, 1874 
Jan. 16, 1877 
Jan. 17, 1879 



Died. 



Married or Kemarks. 



Twins. 

Not yet baptized. 



Frances Amelia 
Maule, 

1157 Major-General 

Budgen. 
8 children. 

1158 John, 

1159 William Thos., 

1160 Fanny Lydia, 



Oct. 28, 1814 Dec. 3, 1848 



July 6, 1836 
June 11, 1838 
Oct. 2, 1840 



1161 Caroline Maria, 1 June 30, 1843 

1162 Ellen Isabel, Mch. 12, 1845 

1163 Alice Charlotte, Mch. 12, 1846 

1164 George, Mch. 23, 1848 ] 

Twins. 

1165 Mary, Mch. 23, 1848 j Dec. 10, 1848 



Capt. H. M. 95th Regt. 
Maj. Royal Artillery. 
Capt. Cary, R. A. 

Aug. 21, 1867, Dr. 
Morent. 

A Lieut, in H. M. 
98th Regt. 



Charl'te Maule, June 26, 1824 

1166 Capt. M. Gillies. 2 

1 child. 

1167 Fanny, Mch., 1864 



July 



26, 1864 June 30, 1862. 
H. M. 55th Regt. 



Mary Catharine 
Maule. 

1168 Jonathan Hard- 

ing. 

1169 A daughter, Oct. 12, 1853 



1 Married Edwin Frederick Temple, Capt. H. M. 55th Regt. 

2 Capt. Gillies served on the Bhootan expedition, in 1865. 



DESCENDANTS OP WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 127 

ST'O. 

No. Name. Boru. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Robert Maule, l Aug. 26, 1831 Jan. 8, 1863. 

1170 Henrietta Lou- 

isa Luke. 
4 children. 

1171 Edith Blogden, July 25, 1865 

1172 Lilian Beatrice, Dec. 11, 1867 

1173 Percy Sidney, Aug. 7, 1870 

1174 Fr. Jarvis Fox, Feb. 12, 1873 July 28, 1873 



Julia Eliza Jar- 
vis, 2 Aug. 4, 1823 Aug. 5, 1840. 

1175 Geo. Hamilton, May 21, 1858 

5 children. 

1176 Geo. Wellesley, June 22, 1847 Miss Sicotte. 

1177 Robert Craigie, July 1, 1848 July 18, 1848 

1178 Julia, Nov. 26, 1849 Dead. 

1179 Chas. Chetwood, Jan. 9,1851 1873, Kate Parker. 

1180 Robert Craigie, 3 July 6,1852 Apr. 28, 1875. 

580. 

Frances Amelia 
Jarvis, Jan. 26, 1826 

1181 John Robert 

Taylor. 4 
4 children. 

1182 Frances Amelia,Feb. 22, 1843 

1183 Seaton Frank, July 24, 1844 

1184 Cyrel, Sept. 2, 1846 

1185 Mowbray, Aug. 5, 1862 



Mary Sophia 
Jarvis, Nov. 12, 1829 June 19, 1856. 

1186 J. Briggs Miller 

Lewis, Surgeon-Major, R. A. 

1 child. 

1187 John George 

Stephen, Oct. 3, 1857 

1 Robert Maule was a Captain in H. M. 82d Regt. ; retired from the ser- 
vice after having served during the Indian Mutiny, and is now (1878) 
residing in Toronto. 

s Married second husband, Henry McKay, Dec. 3, 1861. 

3 Married Charlotte Lewis, eldest daughter of the Rt. Rev. J. Travers 
Lewis, D.D., LL.D., Lord Bishop of the Diocese of Ontario. 

4 Surgeon H. M. 29th Regt. Served in Affghan war, 1843 ; Crimean 
war, 1854; and Indian Mutiny. 



128 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Bom. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Geo. Sherwood 

Jarvis, Nov. 8, 1834 Sept. 19, 1865. 

1 1 88 Annie Mclntyre. 

1 child. Died in infancy. 



Ann Frances 

Jarvis, May 4, 1830 

1189 Edmund A.Mer- 

edith, 1817 
8 children. 

1190 Mary Elizabeth, Oct. 20, 1856 

1191 Alice Louisa, Jan. 10, 1859 

1192 Harriet Maule, Sept. 3, 1860 1862 

1193 Edm. Ar. Jarvis, 1864 

1194 Clarence Graves, Jan. 8, 1867 1868 

1195 Ethel Colborne, Apr. 26, 1868 

1196 Morna Irvine, July 13, 1871 

1197 ColbornePowell, Sept. 13, 1874 

EDMUND ALLEN MEREDITH, LL.D., SCH. T.C.D., 

Was graduated at the University of Dublin, 1837. Received hon- 
orary degree of M.A. from Bishop's College, Lennox ville, and that 
of LL.D. from McGill University; was called to the Irish Bar 1844, 
to the Bar of U. C. the same year, and to the Bar of L. C. 1845. 
Was principal of McGill College, 1846-7 ; appointed Assistant Secre- 
tary U. C., 20th May, 1847 ; Inspector of Prisons and Asylums, 1859 ; 
Chairman of Board of Inspectors of Prisons and Asylums, 1864; 
Under Secretary of State for Provinces, 1st July, 1867; Chairman 
of Civil Service Board, 1869. Is an Hon. Member of the Ameri- 
can Association for the Advancement of Social Science, and a Cor- 
responding Member of the New York Prison Association. 



Louisa Jarvis, Dec. 16, 1831 

1198 Augustus Nan- 

ton. 

7 children. 

1199 Harry William, Mch. 8, 1856 

1200 Mary Rosalee, May 6, 1857 

1201 John George, Jan. 6, 1859 June, 1859 

1202 Augustus Mere- 

dith, May 7, 1860 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 



129 



No Name. Born. Died. 

1203 Herb. Colborne, July 21, 1863 

1204 Lilian Caroline, Dec. 31, 1865 

1205 Edward, July 30, 1867 July 31, 1867 



Married or Remarks. 



Wm. D. Jarvis, 1 Aug. 4, 1834 

1206 Marg't Ranney. 

5 children. 

1207 Mary Louisa, Apr. 7, 1861 Jan. 23, 1864 

1208 Wm. Reginald, Aug. 14, 1862 

1209 ColborneDennis, Feb. 19,1864 

1210 Harry St. John, Apr. 14, 1866 

1211 Maria Mabel, Nov. 30, 1867 Aug. 15, 1869 



4, 1836 



Apr. 
Oct. 



6, 1855 
17, 1856 



Sarah Jarvis, May 

1212 Lewis W. Ord. a 

8 children. 

1213 Arthur B., 

1214 Lewis Redman, 

1215 Craven R. Ord, June 23, 1858 

1216 Violet Isabel, Oct. 21, 1860 

1217 William Bots- 

ford Jarvis, May 25, 1865 

1218 Florence Aug'ta, July 9, 1867 

1219 Edm'dTheod'e, Aug. 30, 1874 

1220 Louisa, 



Henry Sanford 
Jarvis, Aug. 8, 1818 

1221 Rachel Peters. 

3 children. 

1222 Harrie, Nov. 14, 1853 

1223 Charles Maples, Apr. 16, 1856 

1224 Frederick, Nov. 6, 1860 



Died in infancy. 



December 2, 1849, at 
Deposit, N. Y. 



1 William Dummer Jarvis was Lieut, in H. M. 12th Regt. ; is now (1878), 
a Lt. -Colonel in Canadian Militia, serving in Manitoba, as Inspector of the 
mounted police force. 

2 Lewis W. Ord served with his regiment, 71st Highland Light Infantry, 
in Canada. He retired from the service, and settled in Toronto, where 
he now (1878) resides, and is connected with the civil service of the Prov- 
ince of Ontario. 

17 



130 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Marietta Bradley 
Jarvis, July 1, 1820 Aug. 20, 1839. 

1225 Wm. Ely, > Feb. 6, 1872 

5 children. 

1226 Henry Oliver, Nov. 13, 1841 November 10, 1870, to 

Kate White. 

1227 Lo'isa Griswold, ' June 19, 1850 Nov. 2, 1871 . 

1228 Marietta Platt, July 2,1857 

1229 Geo. Mather, Mch. 4, 1860 

1230 Chas. Platt, Aug. 14, 1862 

ooo. 

Sarah' M. Jarvis,Apr. 7, 1826 Mch. 15, 1852. 

1231 Solomon F. Gary. 

3 children. 

1232 Wm. Ely, Dec. 17, 1852 

1233 Mariette Jarvis, Apr. 30, 1855 

1234 Sarah Flagler, Nov. 3, 1866 

O1O. 

Francis C. Jar- 
vis, Apr. 7, 1826 Dec. 27, 1854. 

1235 John P. Dean. 

3 children. 

1236 Fannie, Sept. 13, 1858 Jan. 24, 1861 

1237 Minnie, Feb. 10, 1862 Apr. 18, 1862 

1238 Ida Sanford, Dec. 15, 1863 

01 1. 

Eliza Ann Jar- 
vis, Apr. 22, 1828 Feb. 15, 1856. 

1239 Joseph B. Mc- 

Kean, Oct. 8, 1871 

5 children. 

1240 Franklin B., May 14, 1857 July 4, 1858 

1241 Anna B., July 28, 1859 

1242 Henry J., Mch. 1,1861 

1243 Katharine, Mch. 26, 1864 

1244 Marietta B., Aug. 6, 1866 



George F. Well- 
man, Apr. 13, 1818 June 22, 1846. 

1 Married to Robert M. Hagerman. 1 child. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 131 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

1245 Caroline M. 

Prescott. 
3 children. 

1246 Geo. Homer, Apr. 4, 1847 May 22, 1870 

1247 Annie Brooks, l Dec. 28, 1848 June 15, 1875. 

1248 Chas. Herbert, May 5, 1852 Mch. 4, 1855 



Merritt H. Well- 
man, Jan. 15, 1823 Oct. 17, 1854. 

1249 Cath. Ann Coles. 

4 children. 

1250 Edward James, Aug. 11, 1855 Oct. 25, 1856 

1251 Theodore Coles, Aug. 30, 1856 Mch. 12, 1859 

1252 Maria Watson, Mch. 2, 1859 

1253 Thomas Coles, Oct. 5, 1861 



Henry H. Well- 
man, Sept. 30, 1826 July 23, 1856. 

1254 Mary Elizabeth 

Northrop. 
4 children. 

1255 Julia Rebecca, Apr. 28, 1858 May 16, 1858 

1256 Charles Henry, July 1, 1860 

1257 Annie Amelia, Mch. 8, 1863 

1258 Mary Northrop, Feb. 15,1869 

030. 

Homer H. Well- 

man, Sept. 30, 1826 Oct. 7, 1851. Living in 

New York. 

1259 Marian J. Harri- 

son. 

2 children. 

1260 Edwin Homer, Aug. 25, 1857 Graduate of Theolog- 

ical Seminaiy, Va. 

1261 Herbert James, Feb. 9, 1865 



Caroline S. 

Camp, . July 3, 1825 Sept. 25, 1845. 

1262 Pethuel Mills- 

paugh. 
" 4 children. 

1 Married to Chas. J. Sewall. 2 children Henry Foster, b. Dec. 15, 
1875, Edith Prescott, b. Feb. 15, 1878. 



132 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENEEATION. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Kemarke. 

1263 Frances Eliza- 

beth, Nov. 24, 1846 

1264 Silas Camp, Nov. 28, 1848 Nov. 22, 1851 

1265 Fred'k Worster, June 8, 1851 Dec. 10, 1865 

1266 William W., Mch. 14, 1858 

2d husband. 

1267 Wm. W. Jones, July 5, 1862. 



Elizabeth A. 
Camp, Oct. 13, 1828 Jan., 1854. 

1268 Rev. Wm. F. 

Bryant, 1 1858 

1 child. 

1269 Mary E., Dec. 30, 1855 

O4O. 

Geo. Wm. Camp, Apr. 10, 1832 Apr. 24, 1874 Jan. 16, 1856. 

1270 Sarah J. Rey- 

nolds. 

3 children. 

1271 Elsie E., Mch. 5,1861 

1272 Frank B., May, 1863 Aug., 1869 

1273 Geo. R., June 16, 1867' 



Theodore Edson 
Camp, July 20, 1839 Dec. 15, 1869. 

1274 Sarah J. E. Jones. 

2 Children. 

1275 Silas William, Oct. 15, 1870 

1276 Elizabeth Ann, Nov. 8, 1871 



Geo. Foster, 1836 1859. 

1277 MaryFancher. 

2 children. 

1278 Mary Louise, 1861 

1279 Charley, 1863 

OG3. 

Alice M.Knapp, Dec. 23, 1848 April 19, 1874 1871. 

1280 Robt. McKnight. 

2 children. 

1281 Harry, 1866 Feb. 22, 1871 

1282 Walter Miller, 1872 

1 Rev. Mr. Bryant was an Episcopal clergyman, and died suddenly at 
his father-in-law's house, in Michigan, 1858 or 9. Mrs. Bryant is now 
(1876) living in Chicago. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 



133 



No. Name. Born. Died. 

Delia Ann 
Knapp, July 9, 1850 

1283 Ezra Richardson. 

1 child. 

1284 Augusta, Dec. 23, 1874 



Married or Remarks. 
1.874. 



Win. J. He- 
Alpine, April 30, 1812 

1285 Sarah E. Lamed. 

7 children. 

1286 Elizabeth Jane, Dec. 28, 1841 

1287 Mary Amelia, Mch. 16, 1844 

1288 Julia Jarvis, Nov. 13, 1846 

1289 Wm. Donald 

McGregor, Feb. 26, 1849 Dec. 20, 1852 

1290 Sarah Jose- 

phine, June 18, 1853 

1291 Catharine L. , 1856 

1292 Anna Gertrude, June 29, 1859 



Feb. 24, 1841. 



Charles F. Johnson. 
One son. 

Eug. Leutze, U. S. K 
One daughter. 



Amelia Anna 

McAlpine, Oct. 6, 1816 

1293 Chas. Tyng, Aug. 24, 1801 

5 children. 

1294 Chas. Dudley, May 2, 1836 

1295 Anita Elizabeth, Feb. 4, 1838 

1296 Julia Gertrude, Oct. 3,1840 Jan. 

1297 George, May 12, 1842 

1298 Julia Gertrude, May, 1844 May, 



( Nov. 9, 1833. Living 
( in Providence, R. I. 

Living in Arizona. 



6, 1842 



1846 



July 15, 1869. 



Miss ANITA ELIZABETH TYNG 

Is the second child of Charles Tyng and Anita A. McAlpine, and 
was born Feb. 4, 1838. She was named for her grandmother and 
great-grandmother, both being descended from the family of 
Jarvis. 

From childhood Miss Tyng has been an earnest, energetic 
student. Fond of scientific reading arid research, she turned her 
attention to the study of medicine and surgery. She entered the 
Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania, from which she gradu- 
ated in 1864. After her graduation, she went to New York, where 
she was introduced into Bellevue Hospital by Dr. James R. Wood. 



134. DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 

She afterwards became Assistant Surgeon to Dr. H. R. Storer 
of Boston, who was Surgeon 'to the New England Hospital for 
Women and Children. 

In the year 1868, she removed to Providence, where she is highly 
esteemed as a woman and physician. 

In 1872, she was elected member of the Rhode Island Medical 
Society, and subsequently a member of the Providence Medical 
Association. 

Soon after these honors had been bestowed upon her, she read 
before the State Society a paper on ''Eclampsia Puerperalis, " a 
disease which she had treated successfully. This paper, whose 
merits were respectfully discussed at that time by Drs. Clapp, 
Capron, Stanley, and others, has since been published. 

Miss Tyng has lately received the appointment of Delegate to the 
American Medical Association, which meets in Chicago. She has 
also received other and later honors at the hands of the profession, 
and it is very evident that Miss Tyng will, eventually, take her 
place among the representative women of this progressive age. 

ooo. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Elizabeth Mary 
McAlpine, Aug. 31, 1823 Aug. 16, 1847. . 

1299 Jas. L. McGregor. 

2 children. 

1300 Mary Stuart, Mch. 29, 1849 

1301 John Alpine, June 23, 1853 



Chas.F.Osborn, Sept. 28, 1818 Mch. 23, 1841. 

1302 Caroline Kellogg, April 1, 1864 Dau. Eseck Kellogg. 

2d wife. 

1303 Harriet Smith. 1 April 19, 1865. 

Child. 

1304 Clarence F., June 13, 1866 



Nelson Jarvis 
Waterbury. See Appendix U. 

1305 Nancy D.M.Gibson. 

4 children. 

1306 Lucy Sufford. 

1307 Eliz. Jarvis. 

1308 Maria Gibson. 

1309 Nelson Jarvis, Jr. 

1 Daughter of Stephen Smith, Norwalk. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 



T'lT". 



135 



No. Name. Born Died. Married or Remarks. 

Eliza Rowland 
Jarvis, Mch. 9, 1828 i Nov. 28, 1849. 

1310 Walter T. Marvin, \ Live in New York. 

7 children. 

1311 Mary Placette, Aug. 27, 1850 April 27, 1871. 

1312 Julia Jarvis, July 20, 1852 Sept. 11, 1872. 

1313 William Judah 

Keyser, July 3, 1854 Aug. 25, 1859 

1314 John Fred'k, April 25, 1857 Aug. 4, 1859 

1315 Nelson Jarvis, Feb. 26, 1861 

1316 David Meeker, Dec. 16, 1864 

1317 Walter Taylor, April 28, 1872 



Mary Caroline 

Jarvis, x Sept. 19, 1840 June, 20, 1871. 

1318 F. J. Bancroft, 

M.D., May 25, 1834 

3 children. 
.1319 Mary McLean, April 23, 1872 

1320 Geo. Jarvis, Sept. 10, 1873 

1321 Anna Chloe, Sept. 13, 1875 

FREDERIC JONES BANCROFT 

Was born May 25, 1834, at Enfield, Conn. He is descended on 
the paternal side from the Bancrofts and Heaths of Connecticut, 
and on the maternal side from the Wolcotts and Bissells, early 
settlers of New England. He was educated at the Westfield 
(Mass.) Academy, and the Charlotteville (N. Y.) Seminary, and 
studied medicine in the Medical Department of the University of 
Buffalo, N. Y., from which he was graduated in February, 1861, 
settling the following April at Blakely, Luzerne Co., Penn., where 
he remained until November of the same year, when he entered 
the army. 

He was, in the same month, detailed by Surgeon-General Smith 
of Pennsylvania, to take special charge of the " Church Hospital" 
in Harrisbnrg, " with the power of officer in command." When 
the regiments left this camp for the field, early in' the spring of 
1861, he was ordered to join the 76th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 
stationed at Hilton Head. In May, he was detached, and ordered 

1 Married by Bishop Randall, at Denver, Colorado, where they live. 



136 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 

to take medical direction of the forces at Pinckney Island, Sea- 
brook's, and Elliott's Plantations, S. C. 

In September, 1862, the yellow fever which destroyed General 
Ormsby Mitchell and other prominent officers in the Department 
of the South, laid low also many of the 7th New Hampshire Vol- 
unteers, and he was sent to New York city in charge of a detach- 
ment of this regiment, on the steamer "Delaware." He then pro- 
ceeded to Philadelphia, where he remained as Examining Surgeon 
of recruits until the early spring of 1863, when he was ordered to 
fit up a hospital for the accommodation of Confederate prisoners 
at Fort Delaware, Delaware Bay; after which he rejoined his regi- 
ment, the 3d Pennsylvania Artillery, at Camp Hamilton, Va , 
May, 1863. 

In June, he was assigned to duty as Post Surgeon of Fortress 
Monroe, where he remained until December, 1865, when, the war 
having closed, .he left the U. S. military service. In the autumn, 
before leaving the army, he, with two other commissioned officers, 
was detailed by the Secretary of War, to investigate the manage- 
ment of all hospitals, past and present, near Fortress Monroe. 

After returning to Philadelphia, he attended lectures at the 
University of Pennsylvania in 1865-66, and June 1, 1866, he 
settled in Denver, Col. His practice is general, though a large 
portion is surgical. Among his notable cases is that of a girl ten 
years of age, run over by a locomotive engine; in which case he 
removed the left arm two inches below the elbow, the right arm 
three inches below the shoulder-joint, and the left lower leg at the 
junction of the middle and upper third of the tibia, with the 
result of a rapid recovery. 

He is a member of the Denver Medical Society, of which he 
was President in 1868; also a member of the Colorado Medical 
Society; and President of the State Board of Health for 1876-7-8. 
. Since 1868, he has held the office of Examining Surgeon for 
Pensions; was City Physician of Denver from 1872 to 1876, and 
again in 1876-9; from 1874 to 1876 was President of the Board 
of Education of Denver. 

He has been Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of " Wolfe 
Hall," Denver, since 1875; member of the Standing Committee of 
Colorado for 1878. 

From 1870 to 1876, he was Surgeon of the Kansas Pacific and 
Denver Pacific Railroads, and again, since 1877, of the Denver 
Pacific; he has been Surgeon of the Denver & Rio Grande Rail- 
road since its construction in 1870. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SIXTH GENERATION. 137 

He is Medical Referee for the " Mutual Benefit Life Ins. Co." of 
New Jersey, and for the "New York Life Ins. Co.''; also Medical 
Examiner for the "New York Mutual Life Ins. Co."; the "Con- 
necticut Mutual Life Ins. Co."; the "New York Home Life Ins. 
Co.," and others. 

He has been President of the Agricultural Ditch Co. since 1875. 

His medical writings relate chiefly to the climate of Colorado, 
and to matters of hygiene. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remark? 

Jno.E.Bassett, 1 Mch. 31, 1830 June 11, 1860. 

1322 Sarah B. Pratt, 

4 children. 

1323 Mary Linder- 

green, May 27, 1865 

1324 Geo. Jarvis, Nov. 23, 1869 

1325 Annie Louise, June 14, 1872 

1326 Sarah Isabella, Oct. 16, 1875 



Ann Augusta 

Jarvis, Feb. 14, 1849 Apr. -12, 1877 July 8, 1873, by Rev. 

S. J. Horton, D.D. 

1327 E.D.Woodbury/May 30, 1837 

2 children. 

1328 Roger Atwater, Jan. 10, 1875 Born at Denver. 

1329 Sanford Jarvis, Aug. 30, 1876 Born at Denver. 

E. D. WOODS URY 

Was the son-in-law of Benjamin A. Jarvis of Cheshire, Conn. 
His wife's name was Ann Augusta Jarvis; and the following is an 
abbreviated statement of the sendees of this distinguished soldier 
in the Union army during the Rebellion. 

On the 14th of December, 1863, while principal of the academy 
at Derby,, Vermont, he enlisted for three years, as a private, in 
Company E, First Vermont Cavalry. 

On January 21, 1864, he joined his regiment in camp at Stevens- 
burg, Virginia, where he found, among the officers, several of Jris 
old college friends and classmates, but as he had a disabled hand, 
from a felon, he was prevented from joining General Kilpatrick 
in his famous raid around Richmond. 

1 Hardware merchant, New Haven, Conn. 
- Was graduated, 1863, from Dartmouth College. 
18 



138 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 

On the night of the 3d of May, at 12 midnight, the regiment 
broke camp and started upon what proved to be the longest and 
most obstinately contested campaign of the war. General Grant 
had recently joined the army of the Potomac, though General 
Meade remained in immediate command. At sunrise, on the 4th 
of May, 1864, the army forded the Rapidan, and at 2 P.M. were 
fired upon by the scouts and pickets of the enemy, who were soon 
driven back to "Mine Run." This ended the first day of this 
campaign. 

On the following day, at 3 A.M., the terrible " Battle of the 
Wilderness " began, and during the carnage of that fierce conflict, 
he was in the hottest of the fight, while his comrades were falling 
around him. The cavalry were often dismounted, and obliged to 
fight on foot, like the infantry. Near " Mine Run " the enemy 
charged suddenly and in force upon the Union army, which some- 
what disordered and scattered the Union troops, but quickly rally- 
ing, the cavalry were dismounted, and went into the fight on foot. 
During this engagement, and as Private Woodbury was kneeling 
behind a fence, a rifle-ball struck the rail, piercing it so far as to 
be partly seen, and throwing dust and small splinters into his face. 
He partially moved to one side to give a comrade place, who, in a 
moment, was shot in the left temple, and fell dead at his side. On 
another occasion, standing behind a small tree about six inches in 
diameter, a rifle-ball struck it breast high, when he hastily sought 
a safer shelter. About 2 P.M. the cavalry remounted, charging 
upon the enemy, when .they fell back. Woodbury 's horse was 
shot under him, and in falling, plunged headlong, throwing his 
rider over his neck into the bushes. He immediately extricated 
himself from his perilous condition, and made his way to one of 
the Union batteries. On his way, he stooped to drink from a small 
brook, when a shell, falling within eight feet of him, quickened 
his flight, without quenching his thirst. On reaching the battery, 
which was just moving off, he fortunately mounted another horse, 
"Whose rider had been killed, and, as he expressed it, u Richard 
was himself again." In this day's fight, the division to which he 
belonged was worsted. At 9 P.M. he lay down upon the ground, 
behind his horse, thankful that he was spared from the perils of 
the battle. 

In the morning of the 9th of May, 1864, his regiment cut loose 
from the main army, and went on a raid, under the lead of Gen- 
eral Sheridan. They passed Fredericksburg about 10 A.M., and 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 139 

without halting for dinner or supper, camped about midnight, and 
were off again at half -past 3 A.M. On the 10th, they crossed 
the North Anna, and camped near the South Anna. Their rations 
being exhausted, from that time till the 14th they subsisted on 
bacon and corn, either raw or roasted. 

At noon on the 1 1 th, they reached Ashland Station, and spent 
the day mostly in destroying the Richmond & Potomac railroad, 
and, towards evening, they encountered the Rebel cavalry under 
General J. E. B. Stuart. General Ouster's " Michigan Brigade" 
was forming for a charge,. when the General shouted to Colonel 
Chapman, commanding the Second Brigade, that he wanted the 
First Vermont Regiment to lead the charge. The enemy's bat- 
tery was partly hidden from sight by a narrow strip of pine woods. 

As the column swept around the wood, the Rebels, not relishing 
a charge led by Custer, their battery was discovered dashing over 
the crest of a hill, leaving a few of their guns behind. The result 
of the battle was the complete rout of the Rebels, General Stuart 
being among the killed. Soon another Rebel battery opened upon 
the Union troops. They were at once answered by rifled guns, 
but their cavalry came sweeping down upon the Union raiders, 
not having yet fully recovered from the confusion of their former 
charge. 

To add to the horrors of this bloody fight, the southwestern 
horizon assumed a leaden hue, and soon the dark clouds came 
rolling one upon another, until the whole heavens were shrouded 
in darkness. The dull, murky atmosphere hung like a funereal 
pall overhead, when suddenly the vivid lightnings flashed inces- 
santly, and the earth seemed to tremble beneath the terrific peals 
of thunder. From cloud to cloud the forked lightning flashed 
and leaped, and the reverberating thunder echoed from height to 
height, and from mountain to mountain, until the storm died, away 
in the distant hills. The rain fell in torrents, while in the thick 
darkness of the tempest the flashes of the rifles were dimly seen 
but for a moment, and the booming of the cannon was scarcely 
audible amid the louder roar of the dread artillery, of heaven. 
The storm was of short duration, as in half an hour not a cloud 
obscured the glories of the setting sun, as he sank from beholding 
the carnage of the battle-field. 

At 4 A.M., June 1st, the Union troops left camp on the Pamua- 
key, and a battalion of four companies rode eight miles, to the 
South Anna, and burned the bridges of the Richmond & Potomac 



140 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 

railroad, and also those of the Virginia Central. Returning, 
they found the brigade was getting badly used up by a strong 
force of infantry at Ashland Station. Colonel Chapman at once 
sent his men out, dismounted. They were getting worsted, when 
a body of troops were seen approaching on their right and rear. 
Supposing them to be Rebels, the men were for leaving the field, 
but Colonel Chapman ordered them back, declaring the coming 
troops were friends. The enemy in front charged, but were checked 
by the Union troops, who were about making a counter charge, 
when the balls from the advancing troops, on their right and rear, 
came whizzing among them. Colonel Chapman now headed the 
retreat, and the men, remounting their horses in haste, fled from 
the scene. Lieutenant Stone, Company F, with a large part of his 
company, were taken prisoners. 

At 8 A.M., June 2d, the raiders left Hanover, and at half -past 
three the following morning, the 3d, camped about five miles 
from Richmond. At 11 A.M., the battle opened with the Rebel 
cavalry and infantry, and the struggle was fierce and long. 
Captain Cushman, Company E, and Colonel Preston were killed, 
and their deaths cast a gloom over the whole regiment. This 
action was known as the battle of <' Hawe's Shop." Worn with 
fatigue, Private Woodbury slept well through the night on a board, 
with a Poncho over him, with his head in a " hard -tack" box, to 
keep off the rain. 

On the 21st of June, 1864, he went upon another raid, under 
General Wilson, known as " Wilson's Raid," to destroy the Peters- 
burg & Lynchburg railroad, also the Richmond & Danville road, 
with its iron bridge across the river Staunton. The object was 
partly accomplished, but proved well-nigh fatal to the troops 
engaged. 

At noon on the 22d of June, they met the enemy, and from 
that time till they were again within the Union picket lines, on the 
1st of July, they were completely surrounded by the Rebel troops. 

At Nottoway, they fought the enemy in strong force for the 
possession of the Petersburg & Lynchburg railroad, and drove 
them three-fourths of a mile, into the woods, when they came in 
sight of the Rebel battery that had been shelling them. Their 
ammunition giving out, they retreated, with the Rebels at their 
heels. 

They remained in possession of the road until morning, destroy- 
ing it, effectually, for miles. During that night, Private Wood- 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 141 

bury, sitting on the ground, slept an hour or two, holding the reins 
of his horse's bridle, and leaning against his fore legs. In this 
fight Company E again lost its Captain, Hiram H. Hall. 

Early in the afternoon of the 24th of June, they came upon the 
Richmond & Danville road, which they followed thirty six hours, 
destroying it to the iron bridge at the junction of the Little Roa- 
noke and the Staunton rivers. The bridge was only partially 
destroyed, with the loss of 200 men. The attempt was abandoned, 
and at midnight, the raiders began their homeward march. 

Having driven the Union troops from the bridge, the Rebels 
were more courageous and determined in their assaults, while the 
raiders were cumbered with many negroes who followed in their 
train, consisting of old men, women, and children. Gen. Fitzhugh 
Lee, with a body of cavalry, loosely estimated at 12,000, endeav- 
ored to cut off their retreat, and from 3 P. M. on the 26th. till 9 p M. 
on the 27th of June, they were harassed by the Rebels, constantly 
fighting on the defensive, so that their progress was slow. Just 
before noon, on the 28th June, the Union raiders crossed the Not- 
toway, and at night they were attacked by the Rebels. The 1st 
V t. Cavalry, and other troops, were out on the line. Dismounting, 
they drove the enemy back half a mile, the evening being so dark 
that the enemy could not be seen. Privates Woodbury and Mc- 
Neil, his messmate, made a breast-work of two rails, and lying on 
their faces, directed their fire by the flash of the Rebel guns. It 
was a terrible storm of iron and lead, and NcNeil was badly 
wounded, and soon after died. 

About 3 A. M., the Union troops were ordered back to their 
horses, but were almost immediately ordered back again. Scarcely 
had they reached the line of battle when there was a lull in the 
firing, but it soon broke out again with redoubled fury all along 
the line, while a body of cavalry from another quarter charged 
upon the horses which had been left in the charge of a few soldiers, 
each of whom rode one, holding three others by the bridles, as was 
usual when the cavalry dismounted and fought on foot. The road 
was crowded with wagons, ambulances, led horses, loose horses, 
and contrabands, and the Rebels pressed on, confident'of completely 
destroying them. In this pell-mell, private Woodbury saw his 
comrades shot down on all sides of him. Of all the men of Co. 
"E," who were dismounted, only four or five came in; the rest 
were captured, and among them, Capt. Chandler, who soon made his 
escape, and in a few days came into camp. As soon as the com- 



142 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 

inand could be collected, they fell back to the place from whence 
they started the previous evening. 

At noon they again moved to the scene of the morning's disas- 
ter upon Stony Creek, near the Weldon Railroad, and were com- 
pletely hemmed in by the Rebels, who were drawing their lines 
closer about them. In this dilemma, they burned their wagons, 
pitched the artillery into the creek, and left the ambulances with 
the wounded in charge of surgeons, all of whom that day became 
prisoners. The command marched and fought, cutting their way 
out at midnight, when they rested two hours, and then pushed on 
again. The next day, the 1st of July, fortunately not being mo- 
lested, they halted at Cabin Point, just within General Grant's 
lines. 

At evening roll, on July 4th, private Wood bury was promoted 
fifth Sergeant of Co. "E," 1st Vermont Cavalry, and acting 
Orderly Sergeant. While lying at City Point, Sergeant Woodbury 
narrowly escaped death from being thrown down a steep bank, 
heels over head, with his horse tumbling after him. He was badly 
bruised in his head and hands, and landed in the mad of a small 
creek. No serious injury, however, resulted from this mishap, and 
early in August, he, with the army, went into the valley of the 
Shenandoah with General Sheridan. 

The army crossed the Blue Ridge at Snicker's Gap, and forded 
the Shenandoah on the 16th of August. At 1 A. M., Sept. 19th, the 
command broke camp for Winchester. During the day the 1st 
Vermont was in the hottest of the fight. This was the first gen- 
eral engagement since Sheridan's arrival in the valley, and both he 
and Early pushed forward every available man. The tide of bat- 
tle swayed to and fro till night, when the Union forces succeeded 
in driving the enemy through and beyond the town, capturing sev- 
eral thousand prisoners, and a few guns. This has been officially 
known as the "Battle .of the Opequan," to distinguish it from a 
lighter engagement at Winchester on the 17th of August. 

Two days after entering Winchester, Sept. 20th, the cavalry were 
off scouting, and the infantry fought and won the battle of " Fish- 
er's Hill." On the 22d of September, 1864, the third division, 
under Gen. Wilson, in which the 1st Vt. belonged, marched from 
Winchester towards the Shenandoah at 1 A. M. Before night they 
were in line on the bank of the river, and as the head of the col- 
umn a'dvanced to the ford, they were suddenly attacked by the 
Rebels, whose bullets flew thick and fast among them. Early in 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 143 

the morning the division charged across the river, and advanced to 
Front Royal. 

On the 27th, the division marched from Staunton to Waynes- 
boro, where they took a few prisoners. At sundown, the next day, 
they were driven out pell-mell, and spent the whole night retreat- 
ing under Gen. Wilson's guidance, and at 7 A. M. on the morning 
of the 29th, they went on picket at Bridge water, about forty- miles 
from the scene of the evening's rout. 

On the 30th Gen. Wilson was relieved of his command, and 
Gen. Ouster appointed in his place. 

Having 'driven Early across the mountains, the army fell back 
down the valley, driving horses, mules, cattle, sheep, and hogs, and 
destroying everything which could supply the enemy. 

Oct. 6th, Co. U E " was sent on the left flank, and was engaged 
in destroying the property of the Rebels, during which raid many 
exciting incidents occurred. On the 7th, at noon, they crossed a 
small stream with 2,000 cattle and sheep, when they were attacked 
by the enemy, under General Rosser. After some skirmishing, 
the beef and mutton were lost, and a few men. On the following 
day, Co. " E " was again sent out to burn and destroy the property 
of the Rebels. On the 9th, the enemy occupied Mount Olive, and 
one of their shells burst near Sergeant Woodbury, covering him 
with dirt. 

Gen. Sheridan had been called to Washington, and returned to, 
and spent the night of the 18th of October at, Winchester, nearly 
twenty miles from his army. Meantime, Gen. Early having 
returned into the valley, favored by heavy fogs, surprised the army 
on the morning of the 19th, at 3 o'clock. He captured the Union 
pickets, arid sweeping down into their camps, took some twenty- 
five guns, and turned them upon the Union troops, driving them 
down the valley. At this critical moment, Sheridan arrived, and 
checking and re-forming the retreating army, charged back upon 
the Rebels, and sent them flying up the valley in a perfect rout 
toward Strasburg. Daring this hot pursuit of the Rebel army 
under Gen. Early, Sergeant Woodbury captured, the battle-flag 
of the 12th N. C. Infantry. 

Two days afterward, he, with fifteen others of the 3d division, 
who had captured flags from the enemy, reported at Gen. Custer's 
headquarters, and thence at Gen. Sheridan's. The next day they 
took the cars for Washington to present their trophies to the war 
department. Secretary Stanton received them cordially, and gave 



144 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 

to each twenty days' furlough, transportation to and from their 
homes, and a bronze medal. 

Upon returning to the regiment, Nov. 18, 1864, Sergeant Wood- 
bury received his commission as 2d Lieutenant of Co. "E," and 
on the 9th February, 1865, that of 1st Lieutenant of Co. "B." 

On the morning of the 1st of April, 1868, the battle opened 
early. In the middle of the afternoon, Gen. Custer formed his 
division under the constant shelling of the enemy. He had his 
band in full view, playing patriotic airs. The charge sounded, and 
they emerged from the wood, under a heavy fire. A rifle ball 
struck and disabled Lieutenant Woodbury's horse, but mounting 
another, he, with some fifty others, charged on what they took to 
be a small squad of infantry, when they found themselves sur 
rounded by a greatly superior force of the enemy. In this melee, 
Lieut. Woodbury was captured, but, after riding a few rods, he 
suddenly put spurs to his horse, and dashed forward, hotly pursued 
by his captors. His horse was shot through the head, and fell 
upon Woodbury's leg, holding him fast. The Rebels, doubtless 
thinking both horse and rider were dead, passed on. He extri- 
cated himself, made for the rear, mounted another horse, and rejoined 
his command. Late at night, the Union troops encamped, and the 
battle of the Five Forks had been fought and won. 

At 5 P. M. on the 8th of April, the enemy were met at Appoma- 
tox Station. While halting a few minutes, a ball, two inches in 
diameter, from a charge of canister, struck a tree a few feet above 
his head and fell at his feet. 

The 3d Division was massed in a field to charge upon about 40 
pieces of artillery a short distance away, covered by a piece of 
woods. The 15th N. Y., Col. Coppinger commanding, had the 
advance, but the movement not being made in the spirited manner 
that Gen. Custer wished, he, out of all patience, cried out, " Let 
the 1st Vermont follow me!" and himself led the charge. The 
whole of the Rebel artillery opened fire upon the advancing column, 
and it seemed impossible that a man could survive. It soon 
became dark, when Lieut. Woodbury was struck by a fragment of 
shell, which tore off a part of his right hand, crossed his breast, 
tore open his jacket and shirt, and went through his left arm near 
the shoulder. He was thrown from his horse into the bushes. He 
ran back to an old shanty, and from thence was taken to the hos- 
pital, about a mile distant, where his wounds were dressed. The 
whole of the Rebel guns were captured, and the last fight of the 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SIXTH GENERATION. 



145 



rebellion ended, except a few minutes' skirmishing the next morn- 
ing. 

At about 10 A. M. the next day, April 9th, Gen. Lee surrendered, 
and on the 21st June, 1865, Lieut. Woodbury, with his regiment, 
was mustered out of the service at Burlington, Vt., having received 
his " commission as Captain by Brevet for gallant and meritorious 
services in the field." 

During his service in the army, from Dec. 14, 1863, till the sur- 
render of Lee, April 9, 1865, he was in 39 skirmishes and battles, 
many of which were among the most bloody and terrible of the 
war. 

His excellent character, noble conduct, and cool courage in the 
midst of danger won for him the esteem of his superior officers 
and comrades, and justly entitle him to the lasting gratitude of his 
country. 

Since his retirement from the army he has been the Head Master 
of the Episcopal Academy of Cheshire, Conn. 



No. 



Born. 



Oct. 6, 1829 



Name. 
Samuel J. 
Pinckney, 

1330 Eliz. J. Peck, April 24, 1836 

4 children. 

1331 Jennie E., Mch. 8, 1857 

1332 Henry W., 

1333 Lilian M., 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 

April 24, 1856. 

Live in Br'klyn, N. Y. 



Dec. 14, 1859 
July 6, 1868 Feb. 



8, 1870 



1334 Elizabeth T., April 6, 1871 



John Wilson 
McLean, M.D., Oct. 4, 1837 

1335 Harietta Lavinia 

Gouman, Mch. 24, 1844 
6 children. 

1336 John Sterling, Feb. 19, 1864 

1337 Charles Jarvis, July 26, 1865 

1338 Annie Langdon.Aug.il, 1866 

1339 Langdon Rice, Nov. 5, 1867 

1340 Lillie Rice, Mch. 23, 1870 

1341 Fred. Chappel, May 16, 1873 



Resides Norwalk, Ct. 



Sept. 3, 1866 
Dec. 11, 1867 
Dec. 11, 1873 



19 



146 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SEVENTH GENERATION. 
?TH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Bora. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Mary Shrieve 

Jarvis, July 24, 1836 

1343 Wm. J. Gilbert. 
3 children. 

1343 Sarah Hatch, April 9, 1864 

1344 Robt. Jarvis, May 10, 1866 

1345 Wm. Jarvis, Mch. 30, 1868 



C. E. Leonard 
Jarvis, 1 July 17, 1840 

1346 Annie McGhee. 

5 children. 

1347 Ernest Leonard, 1868 In infancy. 

1348 Isabel Helen, . 1869 

1349 Florence Annie, 1872 

1350 Ethel Hazen, 1874 

1351 A son, 1876 



Ellen Caroline 
Jarvis, Mch. 12, 1842 

1352 Chas. Mesham. 2 

2 children. 

1353 Chas. Edward. 

1354 Marg't Barrett. 



Agnes McGhee, June, 1845 

1355 Wm. Harrison. 

5 children. 

1356 Murray, 1866 1$67 

1357 Herbert Gray, Nov. 7, 1867 

1358 Agnes Eliza 

Burns, Dec. 5, 1869 

1359 Leon'd Jarvis, Sept. 12, 1871 

1360 Frank McGhee, Aug. 15, 1874 1875 

1 C. E. Leonard Jarvis resides in St. John, New Brunswick, and is 
Agent of the Queen's Fire Insurance Company. 

2 Charles Mesham served in Canada with his regiment, H. M. 62d Foot. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SEVENTH GENERATION. 147 

810. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Herb't Murray 
Jarvis, May 18, 1848 Dec. 22, 1875. 

1361 Allie Yielding. 

2 children. 

1362 Elma Muriel 

Murray, Dec. 1, 1876 

1363 Mildred Blen- 

nerhassett, Nov. 11, 1878 



f Rob't Morris 

Hazen, 1 Sept, 27, 1829 May 6, 1863 April 6, 1854. 

1364 Mary Woodhouse Grant. 

5 children. 

1365 Rob't Morris 

Robinson, 2 Feb. 19, 1855 1858 

1366 Sophia Frances, Dec. 12, 1856 Born at Walmer, Kent. 

1367 Maria Arburthnot, 1859 Born at Winchester. 

1368 Lilian, Aug. 30, 1861 Born in India. 

1369 Ethel. 8 



Wm. Hazen, 4 July 4, 1831 

1370 Annette Swynimer, Mch. 23, 1860 

2 children. 

1371 William, May 24, 1857 1857 

1372 Cecilia Eliz'th, Oct. 24, 1858 

2d wife. 

1373 Eliz'th Bartlett, March 9, 1865. 

4 children. 

1374 Robert Parker, Dec. , 1865 

1375 Harriett Susan, May, 1867 

1376 Arth. Prissick,Sept. 26, 1868 

1377 An infant, 1870 



'Robert Morris Hazen was a Captain in H. M. 60th or King's Royal 
Rifle Corps, formerly commanded by his grandfather, Col.. Hazen. He 
died at Burmah, in India. 

- Born at St. John, N. B. ; died at Winchester, England. 

3 Born at sea on board the " Golden Fleece," off St. Vincent. 

1 William Hazen is a Civil Engineer, and resides in St. John, N. B. 



148 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM SEVENTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. 

Susan Hazen, Aug. 11, 1836 

1378 Thos. Butterworth Prissick. l 

5 children. 

1379 Chas. Dunlop, Aug. 28, 1863 

1 380 Frances Hazen , April 18, 1865 

1381 Marg. Johanna, Feb. 13, 1867 

1382 Thos. Hazen, Sept. 25, 1868 

1383 Robert Morris 

Hazen, Nov. 5, 1869 



Died. Married or Remarks. 

Oct. 8, 1861. 



B*. at Pembroke Dock, 

South Wales. 
B. at Pembroke Dock, 

South Wales. 
Born at Montreal. 
Born at Quebec. 

Born at Quebec. t 



Marg't Hazen, Mch. 18, 1843 

1384 Arth. C. Hansard/ 2 

3 children. 

1385 Rich'd Massey,Sept. 16, 1867 

1386 John St. Leger, Sept. 29, 1868 

1387 Hugh Hazen, Oct. 6, 1869 



Oct. 25, 1866. 



B. at Colombo, Ceylon. 
B. at Colombo, Ceylon. 
B. at Colombo, Ceylon. 



Clarence Free- 
man, May 20, 1846 

1388 Harriett Ellen Carter. 

2 children. 

1389 George, Sept., 1872 

1390 Lottie Maude. 



E.A.McCormick, Jan. 6, 1838 

1391 Martin Dunsford. 

2 children. 

1392 William. 

1393 Augusta. 

William Jarvis 
McCormick, Sept. 12, 1839 

1394 Marg't F. Mc- 

Lellan, July 13, 1843 
2 children. 

1395 Mary Sterns, Jan. 31, 1869 

1396 Paul Jarvis, April 12, 1871 



Dec. 25, 1871. 



Sept. 17, 1856. 



Dec. 26, 1867. 



In California. 



1 Thomas Butterworth Prissick is a Commissary (with the rank of 
Major) in the Commissariat and Transport Department of the British 
Army. 

2 Arthur Clifton Hansard is a Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery. 



DESCENDANTS OP WILLIAM - SEVENTH GENERATION. 



U9 



No. Name. Born. 

Esther Mary 
McCormick, Sept. 24, 1841 

1397 Geo. Dennison. 

2 children. 

1398 Wm. Claud, June 1, 1871 

1399 Ada Maria, Aug. 21, 1874 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 
June 21, 1870. 



H. F. L. McCor- 
mick, Feb. 17, 1844 

1400 Geo. Alex. Stewart. 

3 children. 

1401 Frances Mary 

Alexandria, April 19, 1868 

1402 Fred. William, Jan. 3, 1870 

1403 Grace Croft, Oct. 18, 1875 



June 25, 1867. 



M. K. Bernard. 

1404 Capt. C. McMurdoc. 

3 children. 

1405 Aston Edward, June 15, 1873 

1406 Kathleen, Mch. 16, 1876 

1407 A. Keith, Feb. 17, 1878 



W. A. H. Duff, April 17, 1846 

1408 Barbara Almira Brown. 

4 children. 

1409 Almira Helen, July 28, 1872 

1410 Jesse Owen, Jan. 21, 1874 

1411 Cath. Hamilton, Jan. 8, 1876 

1412 William Alex., April 20, 1877 



Caroline M. 
Taber, July 3, 1840 

1413 Walter G. 

Duckett, Sept. 20, 1841 
3 children. 

1414 Willard Sey- 

mour, July 20, 1868 

1415 Fred'k Walter, Dec. 7, 1872 Aug. 10, 1874 

1416 Alva Jarvis, Dec. 29, 1874 



Sept. 20, 1866. 



150 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SEVENTH GENERATION. 

000. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Eemarks. 

MaryB.Taber, Feb. 14, 1850 . Feb. 28, 1872. 

1417 Wm.H.Hayard,Dec.30, 1841 

1 child. 

1418 Eugene Jarvis, Dec. 2, 1872 

1CM20. 

Charles Jarvis, Dec. 12, 1835 June 17, 1860. 

1419 Julia E. Sayles, Dec. 8, 1833 

2 children. 

1420 Grace Lathrop, Feb. 24, 1862 

1421 Blanche E., Feb. 20, 1873 

10*31. 

Howland B. 
Jarvis, May 27, 1837 May, 1861. 

1422 Laura Frances 

Hughey, June 11, 1839 May 31, 1876 
2 children. 

1423 Walter Beam, Aug. 16,. 1862 

1424 Robert Jones, July 8, 1867 



Henry Clay 

Jarvis, Oct. 19, 1841 July 8, 1869. 

1425 SameldaF. 

Haldeman, .Sept. 25, 1845 
4 children. 

1426 L. H. Jarvis, April 30, 1870 July 18, 1870 

1427 Maud Maria, Aug. 3, 1871 Oct. 15, 1871 

1428 .Harry Newton, Nov. 10, 1875 Jan. 15, 1876 

1429 Arthur Clay, Jan. 7, 1877 



Louise Jeannette 
Jarvis, Jan. 10, 1837 Oct. 29, 1860. 

1430 Louis P. Fay. 

2 children. 

1431 Louie Jarvis, May 31, 1865 

1432 Estelle Louise, Sept. 16, 1874 

1 046. 

Howard Jarvis, 1843 Sept. , 1862. 

1433 Ida Shannon. 

3 children. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SEVENTH GENERATION. 



151 



No Name. 

1434 John, 

1435 Rachel, 

1436 David, 



Born. 

June, 1863 
1864 
1870 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 



1040. 



Clara M. Sears, Feb. 4,1836 
1437 John Canfield. 
5 children. 



1853. 



1438 Edwin, 

1439 Charles, 

1440 Carrie, 

1441 Wilfred, 

1442 Canfield, 



Mch., 



1854 
1857 
1861 
1864 
1871 



Mary A. Sears, Jan. 

1443 Hiram Black- 

man. 

2 children. 

1444 Jennie, 

1445 Charles, 



25, 1841 



1866 
1869 



Sept, 19, 1858. 



Helen Jackson, Dec. 31, 1841 



Mch. 28, 1868. 



1446 Harman Fair- 

child. 

4 children. 

1447 John, 

1448 Henry, 

1449 Marsh, 

1450 Albert, 

1451 Julia. 



July 8, 1869 
Feb. 13, 1871 
Aug. 17, 1872 
Sept. 17, 1874 



Julia Jackson, Nov. 27, 1843 

1452 Martin L Hun- 

gerford. 
3 children. 

1453 Robert, Nov. 7, 1866 

1454 Edwin, Feb. 22, 1869 

1455 Arthur, June 20, 1872 



Dec. 8, 1864 



John Calvin 
Jackson, 
4 children. 



Sept. 30, 1846 



152 DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SEVENTH GENERATION. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

1456 Nelson, Aug. 3, 1871 

1457 Raymond, Oct. 20, 1872 

1458 Mary Landon, 1875 

1459 Jane Jarvis, 1877 

1001. 

C. Willis Jarvis, Oct. 29,1845 July 14, 1866. 

1460 Harriet A. Wil- 

bur, Jan. 4, 1846 

3 children. 

1461 Annie, June 15, 1867 

1462 Lucy Josephine, Nov. 4,1870 

1463 Lucretia, Apr. 5, 1874 

1 180. 

Robert Craigie 
Hamilton, 1 July 6,1852 April 28, 1875. 

1464 Charlotte Lewis. 

2 children. 

1470 Ethel Maud, Apr. 7, 1876 

1471 Eva May, Sepf. 7, 1877 



Geo. Tyng, May 12, 1842 July 15, 1869. Living 

in Arizona. 

1472 Elena Anita Car- 

illo Thompson, 1844 

3 children. 

1473 Charles, May 18, 1870 

1474 George, Jan. 13, 1872 

1475 Dudley Atkins, Dec. 16, 1875 May 26, 1876 

1476 Dudley Atkins 2d, May, 1878 Aug. 1878 



1. 

Mary Placette 
Marvin, Aug. 27, 1850 Apr. 27, 1871. 

1477 JamesMontgom- 

ery Coburn, Jr. Jan. 30, 1877 

2 children. 

1478 Robert Hewitt, Feb. 11, 1872 

1479 Lament Din- 

woodie, Sept. 1, 1874 

1 Married at St. Alban's Church, Ottawa. The wedding was attended 
by their Excellencies the Earl and Countess of Dufferin. Charlotte Lewis 
is eldest daughter of the Rt. Rev. J. Travers Lewis, Bishop of Ontario. 



DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM - SEVENTH GENERATION. 153 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Julia J. Marvin, July 20, 1852 Sept. 11, 1872. 

1480 Edward Jenner 

Swords. 
2 children. 

1481 Edward Jenner, Oct. 18, 1873 

1482 Wm. Voorhees, Dec. 20, 1874 



20 



154 DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS. 



DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS JARVIS. 

At the commencement of the present enterprise, we met with 
the fact that several families knew but little about their early 
ancestors. Very many expressed a desire to know more, and 
to offer their aid to furnish such information as was in their power. 

The late Hon. Kent Jarvis had' succeeded in collecting quite a 
full record of his family, but had not been able to trace it back 
beyond William Jarvis, who was born in 1727, and who died at 
Brainard's Bridge, Rensselaer County, New York, in 1772. 

This William Jarvis was an officer in the French war. He had 
a son Kent, who was a major in the Revolution, and who was 
killed by the Indians, near Saratoga. Great efforts have been 
made, but in vain, to learn more of the active lives of these promi- 
nent and patriotic men. 

As we said before, neither Mr. Kent Jarvis nor any of his family 
have been able to trace their branch back any further than we have 
mentioned, but many of them tell us they have heard " old people," 
their " grandparents " and "ancestors," say that they came from 
different towns in Connecticut, naming Stamford, Norwalk, Dan- 
bury, Poundridge, etc. Some of them went farther, claiming that 
they were related to the late Bishop Jarvis of Connecticut. 

Another tradition that Mr. Kent Jarvis, and many others referred 
to, is, that William Jarvis, the officer in the French war, had a 
brother Benjamin, who was a loyalist, and in consequence, was 
obliged to leave the country, and go to Nova Scotia. Mr. Kent 
Jarvis, under date of January 18, 1875, writes: "I well remember 
a tradition in our family from my earliest childhood (I am nearly 
74 years old), that my grandfather was a cousin of Bishop Jarvis 
of Connecticut, also, that a great uncle, Benjamin Jarvis, a brother 
of my grandfather, at the time of the Revolution, espoused the 
cause of the King, and removed from New England to Nova 
Scotia, where, it was said, he died several years after, leaving a 
large estate, and never married." 

Again, on the 17th of December, 1876, he writes: "In looking 
over an old English prayer-book, which was my grandfather's, on 
one of the blank leaves I find in my father's handwriting, that he 
was born in Poundridge, Feb. 15, 1768, and that he began to work 



DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS. 155 

with Mr. Eli Bristol, Jan. 13, 1775, in the 17th year of his age." 
Poundridge is near the Connecticut line, in Westchester Co., ten 
or fifteen miles north of Nor walk. 

The late Rev. Asahel H. Jervis wrote to Hon. Kent Jarvis, his 
cousin, under date of March 23, 1876 (he died Dec. 16, 1877, 
aged 84 years): " I think you are correct in regard to the commis- 
sion of uncle Kent, and his being killed by the Indians. The 
commission of my grandfather William was among my papers, 
and was highly prized by me on account of its being a parchment. 
I well remember the strong remarks which were made by gentle- 
men of distinction, when they examined it. It was among papers 
which my sister, Polly Williams, took, after she was married to 
Capt. Billy Williams. I doubt not but it is still in existence, but is 
150 miles from here. One thing more I will mention before I close. 
Uncle Benjamin, the old Tory, is the man, with others, to whom 
General Washington said in his sympathy: l Gentlemen, I wish you 
all well. 1 wish you may all go to Heaven, but you must all go there 
by the way of Nova Scotia.'' l Now, he is dead, and I have written 
to inquire as to his property, said to be ' worth a guinea an hour.' 
He was never married. We are his legal heirs." 

Some of the family have written us that they have seen letters 
from this Benjamin, the " rich old bachelor," as he was called, in 
which he desired some of his young relatives to come and live with 
him in Nova Scotia, so as to inherit his property. The reply in 
one instance was, " My father used to say he did not want the 
money, as uncle Ben was a Tory." 

We make the following extract from a letter written by Mrs. 
Electa Jarvis Scarrett (now in her ninety-first year), dated Decem- 
ber 10, 1878: 

"My grandfather's brother, Benjamin Jarvis, in the early part 
of the revolutionary struggle, took advantage of the offer of the 
English Government to give a large tract of land to any one who 
would adhere to the crown, and emigrated to Nova Scotia, where 
he amassed a large fortune. He lived to be very aged, and, I 

1 After the evacuation of the British troops, under the command of Sir 
Guy Carleton, on the 25th Nov., 1783, great numbers of loyalists were 
waiting for transports to convey them to Nova Scotia. It is supposed that 
a number of them called upon Gen. Washington after his entrance into 
New York, and solicited his influence to let them remain, when they 
received the above characteristic answer. See Lossing, p. 632, Vol. 2, 
" Loyalists." 



156 DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS. 

think, adopted a distant connection of the Jarvis family, who 
became his heir. He had none of his own. 

" My father, Doctor Joseph Jarvis, was, I think, a native of 
Danbury, Connecticut. He studied medicine in Lanesborough, 
Berkshire Co., Mass. He served as surgeon in the American 
Revolutionary War over three years, after which he returned to 
Lanesborough, and practiced his profession there until November. 
1805, when he removed to New Baltimore, on the banks of the 
Hudson river, where he closed his useful and honorable life, aged 
fifty-four. I have only to say of my father, he was a man I was 
proud to call father. My dear parents had fourteen children. Of 
that large family, I am the only one left in this world of tears. 

" I have written this poor letter with my own hand, without 
glasses." 

On the records of the Court of Probate of Fairfield, October 3. 
1767, we find that Benjamin Jarvis of Norwalk, was administrator 
of the estate of William Jarvis, late of Norwalk. Also on the 
records of the same court, July 20, 1795, that Jonathan Knight 
was appointed administrator on the estate of William Jarvis, late 
of Norwalk. 

Of Benjamin Jarvis we find that, on November 14, 1760, he was 
witness to a deed; also deeds of land to him, dated April 21, 1764, 
February 10, 1775; and mortgage from him, April 16, 1776; and 
October 30, 1783, a deed which states that the said Benjamin Jar- 
vis had joined the enemies of the United States, and that by order 
of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut all his prop- 
erty was confiscated and sold. (See Appendix P.) 

On the records at Norwalk, we find a deed to William Jarvis of 
Huntington, Island of Nassau, County of Suffolk, dated October 18, 
1714, and others in 1743 and 1746. In 1751, he is described as 
of Norwalk. In April 2, 1750, we find on a deed to John Sanders 
the names of William Jarvis and William Jarvis, Jr., as witnesses, 
and on other deeds down to and including the year 1760, but not 
afterwards. 

Leaving the above traditions, we now turn back to some of the 
first settlers of Huntington, L. I. Here we find, in 1679, many 
real estate records in the names of William Jarvis, Thomas Jarvis, 
and Jonathan Jarvis, supposed to have been brothers, and who may 
have been brothers of the Jarvises among the early settlers of Mas- 
sachusetts, but we have found none but traditional evidence of it. 

Of the above three brothers, William is established by his will 



DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS THIRD GENERATION. 157 

as the progenitor of a portion of the Connecticut branch. Jona- 
than has been claimed by Captain P. C. Jarvis, and others of 
Huntington, L. I., as the ancestor of the numerous families now 
living in that town. 

This leaves Thomas without any discovered descendants on Long 
Island, and it is believed that he removed from there to Connecti- 
cut, where he settled, and became the progenitor of that branch 
of the family whose traditions above mentioned point to Norwalk 
and vicinity as their place of origin. 

We have collected all the information we could obtain about this 
Thomas Jarvis, and those believed to be his immediate descendants, 
and present it to our readers, in tabular form, as the best result 
at which we have been able to arrive. 

DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS. 
IST GENERATION. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

1483 Thomas Jarvis, See Appendices D, N. 

Child. 

1484 Thomas, Jr., 1669 1732 



2D GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Thos. Jarvis, Jr. , 1669 1732 Dates on tomb-stone. 

1485 Holda. 

2d wife. 

1486 Abigail Smith, June 14, 1726. 

Child. 

1487 William, Mch. 29, 1727 June 15, 1772 



3D GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

William Jarvis, iMch. 29, 1727 June 15, 1772 

1488 Mary Wright, Mch. 11, 1730 Dec. 22, 1804 D. at Fly Creek, N. Y. 
11 children. 

x Died at Brainard's Bridge, Columbia Co., New York; was an officer 
in the French War; by trade a weaver. 



158 



DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS FOURTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. 

1489 Joseph, 

1490 Bill, 

1491 Elijah, 

1492 Kent. l 

1493 Elizabeth, 

1494 Mary, 

1495 Chloe, 

1496 Asahel, 

1497 Asahel 2d, 

1498 Chloe 2d, 

1499 Sally, 



Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

May 14, 1752 Oct. 17, 1806 Jan. 12, 1783. 
Dec. 30, 1753 Feb. 14, 1830 Aug. 30, 1780. 

Died at the age of 18. 



Nov. 10, 1760 

May 12, 1762 Feb., 



Jan. 29, 1783. 
1835 June 15, 1780. 
Died young. 
Died young. 

Feb. 15, 1768 Sept. 10, 1823 Mar. 18, 1790. 
Aug. 15, 1770 About 1846 Feb. 19, 1790, John 

Miles. 
Aug. 19, 1772 Dec. 16, 1831 Feb. 14, 1793. 



4TH GENERATION. 



No. 


Name. 


Born. 


Died. 


Married or Remarks. 




Joseph Jarvis, 




















M.D., 3 


May 


14, 


1752 


Oct. 


17, 


1806 


Jan. 12, 1783. 




1500 Abigail Church, Jan. 


25, 


1763 














14 children. 


















1501 


Tully Church, 


Oct. 


2, 


1783 


Physician and Surg'n. 


1502 


Horace, 


Mch. 


8, 


1785 


Mch. 


14, 


1808 


Julianna Betts. 


D. at 


















Albany, N. Y 




1503 


Electa, 


Oct. 


3, 


1786 


May 


7, 


1787 


D.atLanesboro, 


Mass. 


1504 


Electa 2d, 


Feb. 


2, 


1788 








Sept. 19, 1813. 




1505 


Owen, 


Sept. 


13, 


1789 


June 


23, 


1808 


D.atLanesboro, 


Mass. 


1506 


Alvah, 


Dec. 


22, 


1790 


Feb. 


22 


1872 


Sept. 22, 1813. 




1507 


Harriet, 


Sept. 


23, 


1792 


Nov. 


15, 


1853 


Oct. 9, 1817. 




1508 


Haller, 


May 


30, 


1794 


June 


24, 


1794 






1509 


Adolphus, 


Apr. 


18, 


1795 


Aug. 


5, 


1874 


Feb. 27, 1822. 




1510 


Panthea, 


Jan. 


30, 


1797 


Sept. 


7, 


1801 


D. at Lanesboro, Mass. 


1511 


Gustavus, 


Dec. 


30, 


1798 


Jan. 


27, 


1804 






1512 


Sophia, 


(Aug. 


4, 


1801 


Mch. 


24, 


1872 


June 3, 1823. 




1 Twins. 


1513 


Sophronia, 


(Aug. 


4, 


1801 






1875 






1514 


Gustavus 2d, 


Apr. 


13, 


1804 


Apr. 


13, 


1804 







1 An officer in the Continental army; was massacred, near Saratoga, by 
Indians, in the War of the Revolution. 

2 Joseph Jarvis was a physician and surgeon; married at Danbury, 
Conn. ; died in New Baltimore, N. Y, 



DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS FOURTH GENERATION. 



159 



No. Name. 

Bill Jarvis, l 

1515 Mary White, 

7 children. 

1516 Alfred, 

1517 Polly, 

1518 William Cooper 

1519 James White, 

1520 Griethene, 

1521 Asahel Hatch, 

1522 Polly 2d, 



1400. 

Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Dec. 30, 1753 Feb. 14, 1830 Aug. 30, 1780. 

Dec. 25, 1761 July 6, 1820 

Sept. 15, 1781 Aug. 20, 1798 

Mch. 17, 1784 June 12, 1792 Daphany Taylor. 

,Aug. 25, 1787 Feb. 25, 1813. 

Jan. 25, 1790 July 30, 1853 Sept. 13, 1812. 

Nov. 27, 1792 

May 30, 1793 Dec. 16, 1877 Dec. 25, 1821. 

May 28, 1797 March 23, 1817. 



Eli/ab'h Jarvis, Nov. 10, 1760 



Jan. 29, 1783. 



1523 


Malatiah Hatch, 


June 


22, 


1764 


July 28, 


1812 






8 children. 














1524 


John, 


Dec. 


25, 


1784 


May 30, 


1842 


Jan. 8, 1807, B. 
















McElvain. 


1525 


Polly, 


Aug. 


24, 


1786 


Jan. 22, 


1804 




1526 


Solomon, 


Feb. 


6, 


1789 






S. McElvain. 


1527 


Ira, 


July 


25, 


1791 






C. Smith. 


1528 


William, 


Oct. 


17, 


1793 


Aug. 31, 


1869 




1529 


Amelia, 


July 


7, 


1795 






E. Taylor. 


1530 


Malenda, ( 


July 


3, 


1797 






A. Brown. 


-( Twins. 


1531 


Matilda, ( 


July 


3, 


1797 






F. Bingham. 


1404. 




Mary Jarvis, 


May 


12, 


1762 


Feb., 


1835 


June 15, 1780. 


1532 


Thomas Edson, 


Jan. 


3, 


1753 




1836 






9 children. 














1533 


Polly, 


Mch. 


29, 


1781 






I. Marvin. 


1534 Billy, 


July 


12, 


1783 


Mch. 23, 


1785 




1535 


William Jarvis, 


Feb. 


23, 


1786 






Polly Fairchild. 


1536 


Asahel, 


Aug. 


7, 


1788 






F. Stetson. 


1537 


A daughter, 


Feb. 


13, 


1791 


Feb. 13, 


1791 




1538 


Orenell, 


Sept. 


9, 


1792 






Lydia Wells. 


1539 


Sally, 


Jan. 


4, 


1795 


Jan. 4, 


1803 




1540 


Theodoras, 


July 


7, 


1798 






Lawyer. 


1541 


Eli/abeth, 


Sept. 


15, 


1801 






J. Price. 


14O7". 




Asahel Jarvis, 


Feb. 


15, 


1768 


Sept. 10, 


1823 


Mch. 18, 1790. 
















Merchant. 



1 Dr. Bill Jarvis came into Otsego Co. with Judge William Cooper, in 
the year 1790. Was physician, surgeon, and land surveyor. 



160 



DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS FIFTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. 

1542 Abig'l Gris wold, June 2, 1770 Sept. 26, 1862 

13 children. 

1543 Chester, Dec. 9, 1792 Aug. 10, 1870 

1544 Dwight, May 27, 1797 Jan. 28, 1863 

1545 Alma, Apr. 3, 1799 June 26, 1803 

June 13, 1801 Jan. 15, 1877 



1546 Kent, 

1547 Edwin, 

1548 Mary Ann, 

1549 Jerta Maria, May 30, 1806 

1550 Joseph Sidney, Oct. 23, 1807 

1551 Horace Benj., Sept. 11, 1809 



May 4, 1803 Sept. 10, 1872 
May 11, 1805 Feb. 14, 1832 



Married or Remarks. 



Oct. 15, 1818. 
Jan. 27, 1837. 

May 17, 1821. 
April 4, 1866. 
Feb. 19, 1829. 
April 5, 1829. 



Sept. 15, 1855 Feb. 27, 1839. 



1552 Harriet, 



Mch. 8, 1812 Sept. 30, 1878 



One son and two daughters died in infancy. 



Sept. 20, 1831. D. at 
Massillon, O. 



1400. 

Sally Jarvis, Aug. 19, 1772 Dec. 16, 1831 Feb. 14, 1793. 
1553 Eln'th'nOsborn,June 12, 1769 
7 children. 



1554 Aurelia, 

1555 Lucinda, 

1556 Julia Ann, 

1557 Caroline E., 

1558 Prosp'r Hosmer, Oct. 24,1803 

1559 Hosmer Beadell, Aug. 6, 1806 

1560 Wm. Wright, Mch. 18, 1808 



Dec. 31, 1793 
Aug. 10, 1796 
Feb. 13, 1799 Apr. 10, 1818 



W. Wilson. 
C. E. Barnard. 



Nov. 13, 1800 Mch. 30, 1835 J. S. Avery. 



S. Johnston. 
C. Robertson. 



STH GENERATION. 



No. Name. 

Tully C. Jarvis, 
M.D., Oct. 

1561 Margaret Scher- 

merhorn, Dec. 
6 children. 

1562 Jacob S., 

1563 Abigail C., 

1564 Rachel H., 

1565 Joseph A., 



Born. Died. 



2, 1783 



8, 1787 



Jan. 22, 1809 
Aug. 13, 1813 
April 18, 1815 July 17, 1838 



1566 Anne E., 

1567 Eliza E., 



Sept. 21, 1817 

Feb. 10, 1821 
Oct. 16, 1828 



Married or Remarks. 



Feb. 9, 1806. 



May 5, 1831 
May 6, 1836. 
Nov. 14, 1844. Liv- 
ing in Ithaca, N. Y. 



June 6, 1854 



DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS FIFTH GENERATION. 



161 



Died. 



No. Name. Born. 

Electa Jarvis, Feb. 2/1788 

1568 Rich'd Scarritt,Dec. 15, 1787 

9 children. 

1569 Nancy Aurelia, July 12, 1814 April 27, 1815 

1570 Nancy Aur. 2d, June 30, 1815 

1571 Gust. Adolph., July 20, 1816 

1572 Electa Eugenia, Nov. 14, 1817 

1573 Sarah Abigail, Nov. 21, 1818 Feb. 

1574 Sarah Ab. 2d., Mch. 18, 1820 

1575 James Jarvis, Feb. 5, 1822 

1576 George Hall, April 18, 1825 

1577 Edgar Alonzo, May 20, 1826 July 12, 1826 



Married or Remarks. 
Sept. 19, 1813. 



April 27, 1854 



May 12, 1839 
Nov. 14, 1839 
5, 1819 



Mary M. Turner. 
Eliza Blodget, 



Alvah Jarvis, 1 Dec. 22, 1790 Feb. 22, 1872 Sept. 22, 1813. 

1578 Rach. Bradley, Nov. 25, 1793 Aug. 15, 1828 
6 children. 

Aug. 15, 1814 Sept. 25, 1815 

Jan. 14, 1818 Sept., 1837. 

Aug. 27, 1820 Mch. 4, 1837 

Jan. 1, 1823 Feb. 2, 1825 

April 11, 1825 Mch. 21, 1868 Mary Jane Hallet. 



1579 Horace B., 

1580 Horace A., 

1581 MaryM., 

1582 JaredB., 

1583 Jared B. 2d, 

1584 Harriet E., 

2d wife. 

1585 Louisa Gillet, July 31, 1788 



Sept. 13, 1827 Aug. 4, 1828 



Feb. 22, 1829. 



Harriet Jarvis, Sept, 23, 1792 Nov. 15, 1853 Oct. 9, 1817. 

1586 Joel Bradley, Mch. 22, 1793 Nov. 3, 1853 Farmer. 

6 children. 

1587 Henry, Oct. 5, 1818 

1588 Joseph Jarvis, Mch. 20, 1820 April 3, 1821 

1589 Joseph W., 2 Mch. 18, 1821 

1590 Maria Church, April 18, 1822 

1591 Harv.Sheppard, Sep. 4, 1825 

1592 Cyrus Yale, Nov. 7, 1827 



Charles C. Heath. 



Adol. Jarvis, April 18, 1795 Aug. 5,1874 Feb. 27/1822. Carpen- 
ter and joiner. 

1593 Amelia Fuller, June 14, 1800 May 13, 1869 
3 children. 



1 Justice of Peace ; dealer in real estate ; postmaster. 

2 Married Anna Maria Schermerhorn ; 2 children, Alexander A. and 
Anna Josephine Jarvis. 

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162 



DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS FIFTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remark?. 

1594 Joseph Church, Jan. 19,1823 July 6,1872 Sept. 6,1850. 

1595 Frances E., Aug. 24, 1824 

1596 Henry A., 1 Dec. 16, 1830 Dec. 4, 1872 Jan. 20, 1853. 



June 3, 1823. 
Farmer. 



Olive Jane Fisher 



Sophia Jarvis, Aug. 4, 1801 Mcli. 24, 1872 

1597 Nathan Isbell, Jan. 23, 1801 

7 children. 

1598 Betsey Jane, May 21, 1824 July 27, 1845 

1599 Horace Smith, May 18, 1825 

1600 Oliver Church, Nov. 12, 1827 

1601 Celia Abigail, 2 Sept. 12, 1830 Sept. 30, 1833 

1602 Sophr. Elvina, Nov. 16, 1834 

1603 Felicia Minerva,May 29, 1836 

1604 Geo. Thompson, Oct. 18, 1839 



Sophr. Jarvis, Aug. 4, 1801 1875 

1605 Elisha Bradley,May 26, 1798 Mch. 11, 1854 Farmer. 

9 children. 

1606 Rhoda Jane, Dec. 23, 1820 Sept. 14, 1825 

1607 Julia W., June 26, 1822 Dec. 13, 1848 A. G. Isbell. 

1608 Lyd. Cordelia, Aug. 4, 1824 

1609 Abigail Cook, Mch. 27, 1827 June 27, 1846 Joseph Hubbard. 

1610 Harriet Curtiss, Oct. 28, 1829 D. Hubbard. 

1611 George Henry, Oct. 22, 1831 

1612 Wm. Smith, Mch. 11, 1834 

1613 Maria Louisa, Sept. 12, 1836 Jan. 8, 1854 

1614 Aug'ta Sophia, April 14, 1840 June 27, 1842 



Feb. 25, 1813. 
Oct. 3, 1841. 



William Cooper 
Jarvis, Aug. 25, 1787 

1615 Daphany Taylor. 

2 children. 

1616 Loren. Taylor, Mch. 22, 1815 

1617 Erastus, " Sept. 4, 1826 Feb. 14, 1827 



IS 10. 

James White 

Jarvis, Jan. 28, 1790 July 30, 1853 Sept. 13, 1812. 

1618 Clarissa Clark, Dec. 15, 1794 
11 children. 

1 Married Lydia Boyington; 1 eh., Charles. 

2 Married Joseph Story; 2 ch., Abner Grove and Glen Adolplms. 



DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS FIFTH GENERATION. 



163 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

1619 Emeline, April 16, 1816 Oct. 7, 1836, Solomon 

Budd. 

1620 Hester A., June 18, 1818 Dec. 27, 1835, Wm. H. 

Griddle. 

1621 Susan, May 30, 1820 Nov. 20, 1826 

1622 Asahel, Sept. 17, 1822 Nov. 23, 1826 

1623 Joel S., Aug. 17, 1824 ' ? Twing 

1624 James, Aug. 17, 1824 May 18, 1828 > 

1625 Mary, Aug. 30, 1826 

1626 Philander, June 4, 1828 Sept. 15, 1829 

1627 Julia, Nov. 30, 1830 

1628 Charles W., Feb. 21, 1833 July 30, 1853 

1629 Aurelia B., Mch. 1, 1836 



Rev. Asahel H. 




















Jervis, 1 
1630 Mary Cooley, 
4 children. 


May 


30, 


1793 


Dec. 
Oct. 


16, 
16, 


1877 
1852 


Dec. 


25, 


1821. 


1631 Helen, 


Nov. 


18, 


1822 


Feb. 


2, 


1826 








1632KasimirP., 


Jan. 


9, 


1825 








Jan. 


25, 


1853. 


1633 Myron A., 
1 634 Mary M., 


Jan. 
Oct. 


9, 
25, 


1829 
1833 


May 
Dec. 


10, 
4, 


1866 
1833 


May 


25,. 


1859. 



Polly Jarvis, May 28, 1797 
1635 Capt. William 



Williams, 
5 children. 

1636 Nancy, 

1637 Daniel, 

1638 Mary Maria, 

1639 Silas R, 



June 13, 1793 

Jan. 13, 1818 

July 14, 1820 

June 27, 1822 Aug. 21, 1848 

Aug. 3, 1829 



1640 And'w Jackson, Aug. 20, 1832 



Mch. 23, 1817. 



Jannette Keeley. 



Julia A. Taylor. 



Chester Jarvis, Dec. 9,1792 Aug. 10, 1870 Oct. 15, 1818.Merch't. 

1641 Content Morris, July 3, 1797 May 27, 1830 

4 children. 

1642 Fran. Griswold, June 19, 1819 Sept. 19, 1828 

1643 Fred. Tiffany, Sept. 22, 1822 Nov. 16, 1843. 

1644 Henry Kent, Sept. 7, 1824 Feb. 13, 1846. 

1645 Aurel. Content, July 7, 1827 Mch. 27, 1845. 



1 Died in Ovid; interred Mt. Hope, Rochester, N. Y. 



164 
No. 



DESCENDANTS OP THOMAS - FIFTH GENERATION. 

Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 



Name. 

2d wife. 

1646 Maria Bowne, July 1, 1799 Dec. 17, 1848 Dec. 9, 1830. 

1 child. 

1647 Asahel Amos, Mch. 29,1834 Nov., 1862. 

3d wife. 

1648 Ann Brown, April 30, 1801 Nov. 30, 1852. 



Dwight Jarvis, 1 May 27, 1797 Jan. 28, 1863 Jan. 27, 1837. 
1649 FrancesUpham,Dec., 1812 July 7, 1866 



Kent Jarvis, June 13, 1801 Jan. 15, 1877 May 17, 1821. 

1650 Euretta M. Will- 

iams, April 9, 1802 Feb. 8, 1864 

1 child. 

1651 Anna Sprague, Dec. 19, 1825 Mch. 29, 1855 Adopted. 

3d wife. 

1652 Mrs. Julia M. 

Dunn, June 23, 1833 Apr. 4, 1866. 

5 children. 

1653 Cora Eager 

Dunn, May 19, 1854 

1654 James Randall 

Dunn, Nov. 21, 1857 

1655 Mary Alida 

Dunn, Feb. 25, 1860 

1656 JuliaKateDunn,Dec. 24, 1861 

1657 Kent Jarvis, Jr., Dec. 21,1869 

HON. KENT JARVIS. 

[The following sketch is from the pen of the Rev. Dr. E. E. Beardsley, 
of New Haven, author of the "History of the Episcopal Church in Con- 
necticut. "] 

Kent Jarvis was born at Fly Creek, Otsego County, N. Y., about 

three miles west of the village of Cooperstown, on the 13th day 

of June, 1801. His grandfather, William Jarvis, removed thither 

early in life from his native place, Lanesboro, Mass., and was one 

- of the pioneer settlers in Otsego County at that time regarded by 

New England people as " The West/' His uncle, Kent Jarvis, was 

a Major in the Continental army during the Revolutionary war, 

and was massacred by the Indians near Saratoga, N. Y. He 

1 Mr. Jarvis was by profession a lawyer. He was also Major-General. 
He was a very prominent man in public offices, both Federal and State. 



DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS FIFTH GENERATION. 165 

received the Christian name of his uncle, which was of English 
origin, and due to the fact of his grandmother having an intimate 
lady friend, a native of Kent County, England, who had called her 
young son KENT, in honor of her birthplace. This lady persuaded 
the grandmother to name one of her sons after her own child, and 
thus Major Jarvis was christened, and the name introduced into 
the family. 

The subject of this sketch received a limited education, such as 
the straitened circumstances of his parents would permit, and it 
was not beyond the elementary branches taught in the common 
schools of those days. The few thousand dollars which his father 
had accumulated was lost in the general crash that ruined so 
many business men after the close of the war with England, in 
1815, and young Kent was therefore thrown upon his own resources, 
and forced to seek some employment that would prepare him for 
usefulness in life, and, at the same time, yield a competent support. 
At the age of fourteen, with an outfit which was " tied up in a 
small handkerchief," and with his father's good advice, he started 
on foot to begin a seven years' apprenticeship in a woolen factory 
at Burlington, in the same county. He became an inmate of the 
household of his employer, who was an old-fashioned Presbyterian, 
beginning the Lord's day on Saturday at sunset, and ending it at 
the same hour on Sunday. He soon learned to manage a card ing- 
machine, and was earning a little money by extra work, besides 
extending his knowledge of the trade to which he had become very 
much attached, when the company owning the factory succumbed 
to financial embarrassments, and the business was closed. 

He returned to his father's house, and continued to pursue with 
different employers in the vicinity the occupation upon which he 
had entered, until 1821. In that year, considering himself master 
of the business of wool-carding and dyeing, and cloth-dressing, he 
rented the establishment formerly occupied by one of his employers 
in Fly Creek, then belonging to the estate of Eliphalet Williams, 
and set up for himself. Though he had not attained his majority, 
yet on the 17th day of May, 1821, he married Miss Euretta M. 
Williams, daughter of Eliphalet Williams, above-named, and to 
use his own words " Depending solely upon our own efforts for sue 
cess, we adopted as our motto, ' Industry, Frugality, and Honesty,' 
and we were contented and happy." His health became seriously 
impaired through exposure to the wet and cold incident to his 
business, and under medical advice he relinquished it at the end 
of two years, and retired with a few hundred dollars of profits. 



166 DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS FIFTH GENERATION. 

In the autumn of 1822, his older brother, Dwight, who had been 
in partnership with his father and another brother named Chester, 
in manufacturing cotton and woolen factory machinery at Fly 
Creek, chose for himself a new path in life, and resolved to com- 
mence the study of law. Kent was persuaded to take his place in 
the firm, and was admitted a partner in the spring of 1823, being 
entrusted with the out-door duties such as purchasing the mate- 
rial for the business, contracting for machinery, making sales, and 
collecting bills. The general depression of all business in that 
part of the country led him to dispose of his interest in the spring 
of 1828, and on the 2d of July he removed to Lowville, Lewis 
County, N. Y., and undertook to gratify a wish, which he had 
cherished from boyhood, to be a merchant. For twenty years, 
with alternate success and misfortune, he engaged in mercantile 
pursuits at Lowville, and Massillon, Ohio. At the end of this period, 
he said: " My mercantile career of twenty years' hard struggling 
with a singleness of purpose that should have won success, left me 
almost penniless. I had the consolation of knowing that whatever I 
had achieved was always the result of my own judgment and efforts, 
and that my manifold misfortunes were clearly chargeable to the bad 
faith and dishonesty of those associated with me in business." 

His settlement in Massillon seems to have been accidental. 
After he had failed in efforts to retrieve his fortune at Lowville 
and at other places, he determined upon a bold venture; and, 
borrowing fifty dollars, he started on the last day of February, 
1844, for Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he hoped to engage in 
the hardware business, with which he had become somewhat 
familiar. On his way he made a visit to his brother Dwight, 
whom he had not seen for several years, and who was then living 
in the meridian of his influence and usefulness at Massillon. His 
brother advised him to abandon the Grand Rapids scheme, and to 
try his luck in that place. 

Here again he was unsuccessful until 1848, when an entirely 
new field of enterprise was opened out to him in the purchase and 
sale, with two other gentlemen, of certain real estate consisting of 
farming lands and village property in and around Massillon. His 
share of the profits from this purchase at the end of five years 
amounted to over $50,000; and subsequently by various agencies, 
trusteeships, and executorships (which were all faithfully per- 
formed), and by judicious investments in railroads and other cor- 
porations, he amassed a fortune which, according to his own state- 



DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS SIXTH GENERATION. 167 

ment, amounted on the 1st day of January, 1872, to nearly $250,- 
000, exclusive of his donations to relatives and friends and to 
benevolent and charitable objects, which were on a munificent 
scale and measured by his accumulations. 

For two years from April 1, 1867, he was Collector of Internal 
Revenue for the Seventeenth District of Ohio, and gave his bond, 
with other sureties, to the United States for the sum of $100,000 
that he would faithfully fulfil the duties of the office. Exactness 
in this as in other responsible situations, marked his course and 
added strength to his official character. 

His public life was begun in the military organization. From 
boyhood it had charms for him, and at the age of eighteen he was 
enrolled in a military company, and henceforward up to the out" 
break of the civil war, he advanced in the regular order of promo- 
tion, and occupied every successive rank except that of Colonel. 
He was made a Brigadier-General by the Governor of Ohio when 
the war commenced, and thus obtained the military title by which 
he was known and addressed in the latter years of his life. 

Following the example of his father, he connected himself, with 
the Masonic order, and became a member of a Lodge in Coopers- 
town on reaching his majority. He was a 'conspicuous ornament 
of the Fraternity, attained to its highest honors, and passed also 
through all the grades of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. 
Six years before his death a writer of the Order said of him: 
"His connection with Freemasonry has not been a merely nominal 
matter, nor for the purpose of private gain or personal popularity; 
he has been an active, working, faithful Mason. For more than a 
quarter of a century, we have been accustomed to meet him at the 
annual meetings of the Grand Bodies; and he was there for work, 
not a mere idler." 

He was a warm friend of the benevolent institutions of the 
State, being for many years a Trustee of the Deaf and Dumb 
Asylum at Columbus, and a zealous advocate for an improved 
system of public education, which he lived to see adopted in Ohio, 
and recognized as the bulwark of true liberty and independence. 

But his noblest record is in the annals of the Church. Blessed 
with godly parents, he was baptized by Father Nash, the early 
and well-known Episcopal missionary in Otsego and adjoining 
counties, and confirmed in his youth. While at Lowville he was 
one of those who joined in organizing an Episcopal parish there, 
and was chosen its first Junior Warden. He represented that 



168 DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS FIFTH GENERATION. 

parish in the Diocesan Convention held in the city of New York 
in 1838, when measures were adopted for the original division of 
the Diocoee; and Western New York was erected into a see, and 
elected at its Primary Convention in November of that year for 
Bishop, the Rev. Dr. DeLancey of Philadelphia. On fixing his 
residence in Massillon, Mr. Jarvis was made a Warden of St. 
Timothy's Church in that place, and continued so to the day of his 
death. He evinced a large and lively interest in all that concerned 
the welfare of the Church, especially in Ohio. He was a Trustee 
of Kenyon College and the Theological Seminary at Gambier, and 
"ever guided and sustained the policy which he believed honestly 
proposed and wisely calculated to. secure success." For many 
years he was a member of the Ohio Convention, and took a promi- 
nent part in the revision and codification of the ecclesiastical law 
of the Diocese. He was three times chosen a Lay Deputy from 
Ohio to the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church 
in the United States, first in 1859 and again in 1862 and 1865. 

His marriage with Miss Williams has been already mentioned. 
After a happy union of almost forty-three years, she died on the 
8th of February, 1864, and in a memorandum of her death and 
virtues he said: " Though never blessed with children of our own, 
we were never without from one to three orphan children in our 
family." They were not only supported by him, but educated at 
his expense. 

On the 4th day of April, 1866, he married Mrs. Julia M. Dunn, 
a widow lady of Elmira, N. Y., with four children, all of whom 
were taken to his spacious mansion at Edgewater, in Massillon. 
That mansion, we are told, was "one of taste, beauty, and even 
magnificence. In external appearance it was surpassed by few, 
and within was hardly equalled anywhere for genial, generous 
hospitality." 

The birth of a son on the 21st day of December, 1869, bap- 
tized KENT, was an event which added new joy to the happy 
household. It was the father's earnest prayer that he might be 
" spared to a life of usefulness, be an honored representative of his 
name and family, a patriotic citizen, and a sincere Christian." 

Mr. Jarvis obtained possession of the old homestead in Fly 
Creek, and had a gathering of relatives and friends to the number 
of about seventy to celebrate in the very house where he was 
born the sixty-third anniversary of his birth. Nine years after- 
wards a similar but larger assemblage met in the same hallowed 



DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS FIFTH GENERATION. 169 

spot to celebrate the seventy-second anniversary of his birth, and 
on this, as on the previous occasion, he read a poem written for 
him by a friend in Washington City, and beginning, 

I come with years upon my head, 

My childhood's home to see ; 
I come o'er youthful scenes to tread, 

Once joyous scenes to me. 

The last public act of Mr. Jarvis was to plead the cause of 
Missions. At a Convocation in Canton, on Wednesday evening, 
January 11, 1877, he stood by his Bishop and rehearsed some of 
his early missionary experiences in the hearing of a large congre- 
gation with such earnestness and eloquence as to be particularly 
noticeable. The disease (paralysis of the heart) of which he 
appears to have had a great dread, and of which his brothers 
Dwight and Edwin had died, struck him without premonition on 
the Monday following his address in Canton. The circumstances 
are briefly related by his pastor in a letter to Bishop Bedell: "He 
attended divine service twice on Sunday, and was unusually hearty 
in the responses and singing. At home throughout the day he 
was cheerful almost to gayety, and, after returning from church in 
the evening, sang with the family until quite late." Monday morn- 
ing he arose in apparent health, and with characteristic precision 
he detailed his plans and work for the day, consulting Mrs. Jarvis 
with regard to the preparations for an anticipated trip to which he 
was looking forward with great pleasure. But very soon he com- 
plained of some distress about the heart, which, though it neither 
alarmed his family nor the physician, who was quickly called, yet 
impressed him strongly with the belief that the end had come. 
With perfect composure and resignation he met the final summons. 
"Thy will be done," he said with emphasis; and bidding farewell 
to the loved ones about him, he quietly passed to the rest that 
remaineth for the people of God. 

It was an evidence of the high esteem in which he was held in 
the city of Massillon that during the funeral services on Thursday 
afternoon subsequent to his decease, places of business, stores, 
shops, banks, and schools were closed out of respect to his memory. 

Bishop Bedell, in his address to the Annual Convention of the 

Diocese of Ohio, June, 1877, thus spoke of his decease and summed 

up his character: "We have mourned the death of some devoted 

laymen during the past year: among them, Kent Jarvis, Esq., of 

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170 



DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS FIFTH GENERATION. 



Massillon, who has been prominent in the councils of our Church. 
He has been one of the main-stays of our Diocese, and of our 
Diocesan institutions; a man who was remarked for keen judg- 
ment, grave discretion, patient attention to details, and a prevailing 
devotion to the Church. He was always prompt and active in dis- 
charge of duty; and could always be depended on to fulfil, to the 
extent of his ability, responsibilities committed to him. He has 
represented the Diocese in the General Convention. He was a 
member of the Committee on Canons. He was a member of the 
Legal Committee. He has been a Trustee of our institutions, and 
an efficient member of the Executive Committee since its inaugura- 
tion. We regret the loss of so faithful a counsellor and so true a 
friend. He passed away in the comfort of a reasonable hope in 
Christ, and with remarkable tranquility! Scarcely fifteen minutes' 
notice was given him; but all his affairs were in order, and he 
'addressed himself to the crossing' (as Bunyan would say), and 
passed out of mortal into immortal life, with confident com- 
posure." 



No. Name. Born. 

Edwin Jarvis, 1 May 4, 1803 

1658 Lydia E. Gross, May 5, 1807 

5 children. 

1659 Celina North 

1660 Mary Jane, 

1661 Dwight, 

1662 Anna Maria, 



Died. 

Sept. 10, 1872 
Nov. 28, 1871 



June 17, 1830 
Sept. 9, 1833 
Oct. 8, 1835 
Feb. 10, 1841 



Married or Remarks. 
Feb. 19, 1829. 



April 14, 1869. 
Men. 1, 1866. 
Men. 21, 1864. 



Mary Ann Jar- 
vis, Men. 11, 1805 Feb. 14, 1832 Apr. 5, 1829. 

1664 Leon'd Harding, June 5, 1800 

1 child. 

1665 Frances Louisa, June 6, 1831 



1663 Charles Edwin, Oct. 23, 1843 



Josephs. Jarvis, Oct. 23, 1807 Sept. 15, 1855 Feb. 27, 1839. Copper 

Tin & Iron Works 
1666 Ceylinda Nea- 

ving, Men. 24, 1817 

3 children. 

1 Had tin and copper works ; sash and blind factory. Was justice of 
the peace. 



DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS SIXTH GENERATION. 



171 



No. Name. Born. *Died. Married or Remarks. 

1667 Julia Maria, May 8, 1840 Dec. 5, 1870 1864, David K Rus- 

sell. 

1668 Chester, Oct. 24, 1843 Dec. 10, 1850 

1669 Mary Abigail, June 26, 1846 



Harriet Jarvis, Mch. 8, 1812 Sept. 30, 1878 Sept, 20, 1831. 

1670 Wm. A. Chase, July 20, 1806 June 26, 1862 Druggist and Grocer. 

3 children. 

1671 Mary Ann, Jan. 30, 1833 

1672 Kent Jarvis, Aug. 29, 1837 

1673 Edward A., Mar. 9, 1845 



6TH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. 

Jacob S. Jarvis, Jan. 22, 1809 

1674 JaneM. Curtiss,Dec. 25, 1814 

7 children. 

1675 Francis H., July 15, 1836 Oct. 8, 1846 

1676 Albert F., Oct. 25,1838 

1677 Jane Josephine, Oct. 20,1842 Nov. 30, 1842 

1678 Helen Louisa, Nov. 17, 1843 Oct. 20, 1846 

1679 Francis H. 2d, Apr. 28, 1846 April 9, 1853 

1680 Helen A., Dec. 19,1848 

1681 Flor'nce Isidore, Aug. 30, 1853 



Married or Remarks. 



Dec. 25, 1833. 



Abig'l C. Jarvis, Aug. 13, 1813 

1682 Asa Borden. 

4 children. 

1683 George F., Jan. 21, 1834 

1 684 Charles M., Feb. 16,1836 



1685 Abigail M., 

1686 Joseph A., 



Aug. 31, 1838 
Oct. 29, 1844 



May 5, 1831. 



July 9, 1854, Angelina 
N. Hammond. 

May 11, 1854, Harriet 
B. Clark. 



RachelH. Jarvis, Apr. 18, 1815 July 17, 1838 May 6, 1836. 

1687 Robert Hilson. 

1 child. 

1688 Eliza Jane, Jan. 30, 1838 



172 DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS - SIXTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Jos. A. Jarvis, Sept. 21, 1817 Nov. 14, 1844. 

1689 Mary O.Daniel, Apr. 21, 1821 Feb. 27,1852 

2 children. 

1690 Charles J., Jan. 23, 1846 Jan. 31, 1847 

1691 Edward W., July 17, 1848 



HoraceA. Jarvis, Jan. 14, 1818 Sept., 1837. Merch't. 

1692 Lucy Jane El- 

dredge, Nov. 11, 1818 

4 children. 

1693 Minerva Jane. 

1694 Joseph Albert, 1841 Jan. 9, 1879. 

1695 Julia F., W. H. Twiss. 

1696 Grove Eldredge. 



Joseph Church 

Jarvis, Jan. 19, 1823 July 6, 1872 Sept. 6, 1850. Died, 

Sycamore, 111. 

1697 Maria Seaver, May 10, 1830 

1 child. 

1698 Frank Adolph's,May 8, 1851 

1016. 

Lorenzo Taylor 
Jarvis, Mch. 22, 1815 Oct. 3, 1841. Farmer. 

1699 Abigail Preston, Nov. 28, 1815 

3 children. 

1700RufusP., Nov. 6,1842 

1701 Emma, Nov. 22, 1845 

1702 Mary W., Oct. 22, 1848 



Rev. Kasimir P. 
Jervis, 1 Jan. 9, 1825 Jan. 25, 1853. 

1703 Martha H. Long. 

4 children. 

1704 MaryTheodora, 2 May 30, 1854 Oct. 11, 1877. 

1705 Sarah Jessica, July 9, 1858 

1706 Charles Myron 

Samuel, May 22, 1860 

1707 Arthur Harold 

Kasimir, Feb. 19, 1862 

1 Graduate of Union College. Minister M. E. Church. 

2 Married James G. Lindsay. Living in Columbia, S. C. 



DESCENDANTS OP THOMAS - SIXTH GENERATION. 



173 



No. Name. Born. 

Fred'kT.Jarvis,Sept. 22, 1822 

1708 MomsaT.Steeve, Oct. 7,1826 

2 children. 

1709 Fran's Griswold, July 14, 1845 

1710 Charles H., Sept. 21, 1848 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 
Nov. 16, 1843. 



Henry K. Jarvis, Sept. 7,1824 Feb. 13,1846. 

1711 Harriet J. Bliss, Feb. 13, 1826 

2 children. 

1712 Kent, Jan. 2,1847 Apr. 12, 1876 Oct., 1872, Emma 

Clark. Druggist. 

1713 Willard, May 2, 1852 



Aurelia C. 
Jarvis, July 7, 1827 

1714 David C. Bresee,Sept. 30, 1820 

8 children. 

1715 Geo. L. Bowne, Mch. 20, 1847 May 5, 1847 

1716 Ella C., Aug. 7,1849 

1717 Emma, Sept. 8, 1851 

1718 William Jarvis, May 7, 1855 

1719 Chester Jarvis, Mch. 27, 1857 

1720 Asahel Amos, Apr. 7, 1860 

1721 Chas. Harmon, Mch. 2, 1866 

1722 Carl Adelbert, Sept. 2, 1869 Oct. 21, 1869 



Mch. 27, 1845. 



Adelbert Dye. 
Willis T. Thorpe. 
1 ch. , Jarvis Loomis. 



AsahelA.Jarvis,Mch. 29, 1834 

1723 Ella H. Hanna. 

3 children. 

1724 Emma Bowne. 

1725 George L. Bowne. 

1726 William Hamilton. 



Mary J. Jarvis, Sept. 9, 1833 

1727 Gilbert O. Fay. * 

2 children. 

1728 Elizabeth, May 21, 1870 

1729 Charles Jarvis, Aug. 26, 1871 



Nov., 1862. 



Apr. 14, 1869. 



1 Professor of Theology. Graduated from Yale College, and is now 
Superintendent of the Institute of D. and D. of the State of Ohio. 



174 DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS - SIXTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Dwight Jarvis/Oct. 8,1835 Mch. 1, 1866. 

1730 Mary L. Rodgers. 

2 children. 

1731 Edwin Rodgers, June 19, 1868 

1732 Anna Louisa, Aug. 26, 1871 



Ann M. Jarvis, Feb. 10, 1841 Mch. 21, 1864. 

1733 Thos.B. George, 2 Feb. 21, 1826 

1 Civil Engineer, and Colonel 13th Regiment O. V. T., in the War of 
the Rebellion, and is now Brigadier-General of Volunteers. 

2 First Lieutenant and Adjutant 13th Regiment O. V. T. Also Captain 
and Adjutant-General in the War of the Rebellion. 



DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN. 175 



DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN JARVIS. 

For over five years, we, in connection with Captain P. C. 
Jarvis and others of the name in Huntington, on Long Island, 
have been laboring assiduously to discover, if possible, the 
origin of the Jarvis family in that region. We have searched 
through the records of the town, examined old wills, deeds, family 
bibles, and the lists of births, marriages, and deaths, preserved by 
the different churches, noting down traditions, and exploring all 
sources of information that might lead to satisfactory results. 
(See Appendices A, B, D, G, and N.) 

We have found, by these researches, that about the year 1661 
occurs the name of Stephen Jarvis, and in the year 1679, the 
names of William Jarvis, Thomas Jarvis, and Jonathan Jarvis, all 
prominent men in their several callings, and all evidently of mature 
age, as their names frequently appear in the early records of real 
estate transactions. 

One tradition is that the three last-mentioned were brothers, 
and they may all have been brothers or near relatives of John 
Jarvis, who is mentioned as being one of a coroner's jury in Bos- 
ton, on the 28th of September, 1 630. 

We have discovered a tradition among the descendants of the 
early settlers of Jarvises in Massachusetts, that one or more of 
the name went to Hartford, Conn., and was the ancestor of the 
Huntington and Connecticut branch. This tradition may be true, 
as from history we learn that the CONNECTICUT COLONY originated 
in Hartford about the year 1639, and that Huntington, L. I., was 
peopled from the Connecticut Colony about 1653. Thus, in the 
absence of any stronger evidence, we are led to think that our 
ancestors in Huntington may have come from Boston by the way 
of Hartford, Conn. 

As we have already stated in another place, we have found that 
Stephen Jarvis had a son Stephen, and that that son, Stephen, Jr., 
had two sons: Stephen, Jr., born June 2, 1683, Abraham, born 
April 26, 1685; but after diligent search we have found no further 
descendants of them. 

By the will of William Jarvis, the testator, we learn that he was 
the father of Captain Samuel Jarvis of Norwalk, Conn. ; by tradi- 



176 DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN SECOND GENERATION. 

tionary and other evidence, that Thomas was the ancestor of the 
Honorable Kent Jarvis branch; and lastly, that it is believed by 
Captain P. C. Jarvis and others in Huntington, that Jonathan 
Jarvis had a son William, who was the father of several children, 
the eldest of whom was Isaiah. This Isaiah married Hannah 
"Whitman, July 4, 1729, and, as it appears, died about 1737, as he 
is spoken of as deceased in land grants of that date. He had a 
son Kobert, born 1735, who was the father of Simon Jarvis, the 
father of Captain P. C. Jarvis. Robert's mother, Hannah Jarvis, 
married a second husband, Blnathan Smith, in 1739. She had a 
son, Joel Smith, and one of his granddaughters states that Joel 
and Robert were step-brothers, thus corroborating the record as 
above given. This record agrees with other traditions of the 
numerous families in and around Huntington, and is further con- 
firmed by the recurrence of certain Christian names, as Jonathan, 
etc., which are not found in the other branches. 

In this way we venture to establish the following record: 

DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN. 
IST GENERATION. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

1734 Jonathan Jarvis, See Appendices D, N. 

1 child. 

1735 William. 



GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born Died. Married or Remarks. 

William Jarvis, Gives land to his son 

Jonathan, in 1760. 
7 children. 

1736 Isaiah, 1705 1737 July 4, 1729. 

1737 Benajah, 1710 1766 May 5, 1731. 

1738 William, 1712 Jan. 16, 1742 Zerviah Rogers. 

1739 Henry, 1714 1774 

1740 Jonathan, 1718 July 25, 1795 Jan. 20, 1746. 

1741 Augustine, 1727 1756 

1742 Eliphalet. 



DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN THIRD GENERATION. 

3D GENERATION. 



177 



No. Name. 

Isaiah Jar vis, 

1743 Hannah Whit- 

man, 1 
1 child. 

1744 Robert, 



Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

1705 1737 July 4, 1729. 

May 20, 1739. 
1735 1833 1760. 



Benajah Jarvis, 

1745 Jemima Smith, 

1 child. 

1746 Hannah, 

2d wife. 

1747 Annie Sammis, 

2 children. 

1748 Milerson, 



1710 
1704 



1716 



1749 Mary, 

3d wife. 

1750 Zerviah Jarvis, widow of William, 

2 children. 

1751 Milerson, 

1752 Mary, 



Henry Jarvis, 
3 children. 

1753 William, 8 

1754 Samuel D., 

1755 Elkanah. 



1714 



1766 May 5, 1731. 
1742 

Went to Nova Scotia 
after Revolution. 

1754 Jan. 27, 1747. 

May 2, 1764, Abra- 
ham Camp. 
1777, to Zach. Rogers. 

May 7, 1755. 

May 2, 1764, A. Camp. 
May 18, 1777, Z. Rog- 
ers. 



1774 



Nov. 11, 1769 Jan. 17, 1838 Nov. 23, 1789. 
Dec. 28, 1746 1780, Mary Ruscoe, 

1 child, Phebe. 



1718 July 25, 1795. Jan. 20, 1746. 



Jonathan Jarvis, 

1756 Annie Brewster, 

1 child. 

1757 Isaiah Jarvis, May 30, 1760 

2d wife. 

1758 Charity White, 1725 Mch. 17, 1800 Dec. 1, 1765. 

1 child. 

1759 Timothy Jarvis, Oct. 22, 1766 Feb. 3, 1843 Mch. 14, 1795. 

1 Married 2d husband, Elnathan Smith; had a son, Joel Smith. 

2 Married Anna Smith, b. 1767, died Jan. 10; 1834; no children. 

23 



178 



No. 



DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN FIFTH GENERATION. 

4TH GENERATION. 



Died. 



1833 



Name. Born. 

Robert Jarvis, 1 1735 

1760 Sarah Ireland, 1st wife. 

1761 Margaret Brush, 2d wife. 

9 children. 

1762 Joseph Ireland, Oct. 28, 1764 

1763 Isaiah, Feb. 6, 1763 July 21, 1833 



1764 Simon Lossee, Feb. 17, 1767 



1765 Jonathan, 


Aug. 23, 1772 


1766 Isaac. 




1767 Thomas, 


Sept. 28, 1781 


1768 Hannah, 


1777 


1769 Phebe, 


1789 


1770 Sally, 


1794 



1854 



1828 



Married or Remark?. 
1760. 



Dec. 31, 1786, Chris- 
tiana Gould. 
1791. 
Feb. 16, 1793. 

Nov. 6, 1802. 
Oliver Smith. 
Platt Rogers. 
J. Duryea. 



Timothy Jarvis, 2 Oct. 22, 1766 

1771 Phebe Bloom- 

field, Oct. 23, 1774 

7 children. 

1772 Jno.Bloomfield, Dec. 14,1795 

1773 Ann Eliza, Dec. 11, 1797 

1774 Susannah Maria, July 18, 1800 

1775 Elizabeth, Feb. 22, 1804 

1776 Timothy Brew- 

ster, Feb. 20, 1809 

1777 William, Nov. 24, 1811 

1778 Benj. Franklin, July 2, 1816 



Feb. 3, 1843 Mch. 14, 1795. 
Mch. 14, 1856 Woodbridge, K J. 

June 3, 1834. 
Sept. 12, 1843, Robt. 
C. Vail of Rahway. 
May 21, 1828 June 24, 1817. 

Sept. 25, 1845, to Rev. 
Wm. Bryant Barton. 

May 30, 1837. 
June 8, 1841. 
Oct. 19, 1840. 



No. Name. 

Joseph Ireland 

Jarvis, Oct. 28, 1764 

1779 Phebe Carll, 1st wife, 

1 child. 



STH GENERATION. 
1 ^OS. 

Born. Died. 



Married or Remarks. 



1 Robert Jarvis was badly injured and cut on the head to make him tell 
where his money was hid. The wound left a scar for life. 

2 Timothy Jarvis sold his place in the village of Hunting-ton, L. I. , to 
Dr. Benjamin Kissam, in 1797. From Riverhead Records. 



DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN - FIFTH GENERATION. 



179 



No. Name. Born. 

1780 Joel. 

2d wife. 
6 children. 

1781 Robert, 

1782 William. 

1783 Hendrickson. 

1784 Keturah. 

1785 Eliza. 

1786 Maria, 



Simon Lossee 

Jarvis, Feb. 17, 1767 

1787 Keturah Conklin, 1775 

13 children. 

1788 Robert, Dec. 10, 1792 

1789 David Conklin, Feb. 3, 1795 



Died. Married or Remarks. 



1854 
Aug. 16, 1850 



1790 Thos. Higby, 

1791 Elizabeth, 

1792 Esther, 

1793 Jonathan, 

1794 Phebe, 

1795 Philetus Conklin,Dec. 1, 1806 

1796 Ira, July 9, 1809 

1797 Almira, Nov. 20, 1812 

1798 Emulus, Sept. 20, 1815 

1799 Wm. Haviland, Sept. 25, 1818 

1800 John Bunce, June 16, 1821 



T , 0() 17q? 

Feb. 15, 1800 July 13, 1878 
Apr. 1, 1802 
June 22, 1804 



1823 



Apr. 16, 1864 



Nov. 30, 1816, Stephen 
Riche. 



1791. 



No children. 

Mary Wright, 3 chil- 

dren. 

Abigail Scudder. 
Capt. Dean. 

May 28, 1829. 



1845. 



Jonathan Jarvis, Aug. 23, 1772 
1801 Deborah Whit- 



man, 


1776 


8 children. 




1803 David, 


Dec. 8, 1794 


1804 Sarah, 


1797 


1805 Mary Ann, 
1806 Whitman, 


1799 
1804 


1807 Aaron, 


1808 


1808 John, 


1810 


1809 William, 


1813 


1810 Charles, 


1819 



Feb. 16, 1793. 



Nov. 22, 1867 1815. 



1875 



Pearsall, 2 jchildren. 

3 children. 
Died young. 



ISO DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN - FIFTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remark?. 

Thomas Jarvis, Sept. 28, 1781 1828 Nov. 6, 1802. 

1811 Phebe Remp. 

4 children. 

1812 Carlton, Mch. 17, 1805 July 7, 1878 

1813 Anna, 1808 

1814 Woodhull, Apr. 25, 1811 

1815 Elizabeth, D. Woodhull Conklin. 



John B. Jervis, Dec. 14, 1795 June 3, 1834. 

1816 Cynthia Bray- 

* ton, 1808 May 14, 1839 

1 child. 
181 7 Infant daughter, May 9,1839 May 9,1839 

3d wife. 
1818 Eliza RCoates, Sept. 14, 1810 June 16, 1840. 

JOHN B. JERVIS. 

From an able and interesting memoir of American Engineers, 
prepared for the Society of American Civil Engineers by John B. 
Jervis, we are permitted to make, for this work, an abstract, show- 
ing the beginning, progress, and results of his eminent services in 
his profession. 

The first experience of Mr. Jervis was upon the Erie Canal, 
which was commenced in November, 1817, in Rome, where his 
father, Timothy Jervis, resided. A party of engineers came there 
to locate the line. As it led through a cedar swamp, Judge 
Wright, the Chief Engineer, called on the father of young Jervis, 
who was then only twenty-two years of age, for two axemen. 
Young Jervis was one of them. He was under the charge of 
N. S. Roberts, and the zeal he manifested and his duty so promptly 
and readily performed, at once gained the approval of his principal. 

In this employment his attention was drawn to the study of the 
instruments, and he improved every opportunity to learn their use 
and operation, when he soon thought he could handle them under- 
standingly, and he resolved to become an engineer. Aware that 
he had but a common school education, this, at first, he feared 
might stand in the way of his mastering the mysteries of engineer- 
ing, but he soon determined to undertake it, feeling that ''what 
others had done, he could do." 

At the end of his service as axeman, he inquired of the principal 



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DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN FIFTH GENERATION. 181 

what he would give him for his services the next year. The 
prompt reply, ''Twelve dollars per month," surprised him, but 
with some trepidation the offer was accepted, when his evenings 
and leisure time were devoted to the study of surveying, this being 
considered, at that time, the basis of civil engineering. On the 
18th of April, 1818, he left Rome, on foot, in company with a 
locating party of about twelve persons, with a conveyance for their 
baggage and tents, all under the direction of Mr. Roberts. After 
a muddy journey, they pitched their tents at Geddysburgh, near 
Syracuse. Early in July, the location was completed to the Seneca 
river, at Montezuma. In three months, he had risen from an axe- 
man to the position of a regular rod man. They returned home 
and disbanded in July. 

From Utica to Montezuma, the work of the middle division had 
been mostly put under contract, and resident engineers were 
appointed to direct the work. Mr. Jervis was assigned to take 
charge of a section of seventeen miles in Madison and Onondaga 
counties, under the supervision of David S. Bates, who was only 
a good land surveyor, but who soon allowed him to run the levels. 
At the close of the working season that year, he was sent to the 
quarries to weigh lock-stones for the canal. 

The following year he was made resident engineer of Mr. Bates r s 
division, at a salary of $1.25 per day, and $50 expenses. This 
was considered as quite satisfactory, as the employment was but 
about nine months in the year. 

The population of New York, at that time, was but 1,250,000, 
and a large part of the State was a wilderness. The inhabitants 
were mainly occupied in clearing the forests, draining the lands, 
and constructing mills, houses, etc., for their own use. To them, 
the financial difficulties of the canal appeared insurmountable, and 
by men of intelligence, fears were entertained that it would sink 
the State in irretrievable ruin. 

The aid of the Federal Government was sought, but without 
success. Mr. Jefferson replied to Mr. Joshua Fourman, who was 
the commissioner to Washington, " We are trying in vain to get 
Congress to help build a canal in this city but three miles long, 
and now you ask us to aid you in building a canal three hundred 
miles long through a wilderness. Preposterous! " Undaunted, 
however, by this repulse, the State of New York entered, single- 
handed, upon the construction of the Erie and Champlain canals, 
and under a financial system, carried out the work with such 



182 DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN FIFTH GENERATION. 

integrity that their five per cent, bonds were at a premium of fif- 
teen per cent. 

At the Rome summit, there was a level of sixty miles, which, 
from its length, was regarded by engineers as too difficult to con- 
struct, but this long level was tested by Mr. Canvass White, the 
principal assistant engineer, and found to be correct, much to the 
credit of the young engineers. Prior to this period, a few small 
canals had been made to pass falls and rapids, as at Middlesex, 
Mass., Little Falls, N. Y., with a few others for bateau boats of ten 
or fifteen tons. 

When the preliminary surveys were made, in 1816, by the Hon- 
orable Benjamin Wright, James Geddes, and John Brodhead for 
the Erie, and Lewis Garvin for the Champlain canal, the State 
entered upon the construction of these works. Mr. Wright was 
Chief Engineer of the Erie, and Mr. Geddes of the Champlain 
canal. Mr. Canvass White was the assistant of Mr. Wright, and 
to him was committed the preparation of plans and methods of 
construction, which he did with consummate skill, and they were 
received with great satisfaction by his chief. 

The middle section was essentially completed at the close of 1819, 
but nearly all of the year 1820 was spent to fit it for use, and this 
trust was committed to Mr. Jervis. This was his third year's 
experience, and without an advance of salary. 

In the spring of 1821, a section of seventeen miles from the Nose 
to Amsterdam was assigned to him, involving greater difficulties 
than the middle section. This division and the greater part of 
the section between Utica and Schenectady was substantially com- 
pleted at the close of 1822. Still, as on the middle section, much 
remained to be done, and this labor was assigned to Mr. Jervis, 
and navigation was opened successfully in September, 1823. The 
work was chiefly done, and the amounts settled, during the winter 
of 1823. 

In the spring of 1823, Mr. Jervis was assigned to the superin- 
tendence of fifty miles from the Minden Dam to the Upper 
Aqueduct across the Mohawk. This service was one of valuable 
experience. Hitherto, the construction of the work had engrossed 
his attention, but now he had the opportunity to see the canal in 
operation. The first year, he had not the entire control of the 
canal, as some of his brother residents had not completed their 
share of the work; but the second year found him in full control 
of about one-seventh of the entire canal, with more expense than 



DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN FIFTH GENERATION. 183 

the general average devolving upon him. Weak points were 
developed and repaired, and great diligence and activity were 
required to keep up the navigation at an expense of $600 per mile, 
or $30,000 per annum. Unlimited authority was given to him by 
the Commissioner, Mr. Seymour, who made occasional visits for 
consulting freely on the requirements of the works. No political 
considerations interfered. He selected his foremen, and visited 
them all twice a week. All were under his personal supervision, and 
no other part of the work exhibited equal economy. In view of 
his expenses in the management of this part of the canal, it appears 
a strange waste to see subsequent expenditures of three to ten 
times the amount for like services. 

In 1825 the canal was completed, and opened for navigation by 
a magnificent celebration; and in March, 1825, Mr. Jervis's connec- 
tion with it ceased, with the unqualified approval and compliments 
of the Commissioner. The success of this grand work caused 
others of the same kind to be projected, some of which have 
proved useless as commercial enterprises. 

Mr. Jervis being ambitious to engage in new works, on the 25th 
of March, 1825, he entered upon the Delaware and Hudson canal, 
intending to facilitate the transportation of coals from the Lacka- 
wana valley to New York and the valley of the Hudson. Prelim- 
inary surveys and estimates had been made, and the mode of 
construction, partly by canal and partly by improvements of the 
river, determined on at a cost of $1,208,000, but about one-half of 
its actual cost. Mr. Wright was Chief Engineer, and Mr. Jervis 
his principal assistant, to conduct, under the advice of Mr. Wright, 
all the details of the work. 

On examination of the entire line, Mr. Jervis reported against 
most of the slack-water plans, and he was sustained by Mr. Wright; 
the canal was 20 feet at bottom and 28 feet at top. The locks 
were 76 feet long and 9 feet wide in the chamber, with a capacity 
for boats of 30 tons. It was 106 miles long, and had 110 locks, 
and was mostly completed in the fall of 1828. It was not 
opened for business, however, until the fall of 1.829. The railroad 
from Carbondale was carried to the summit of the mountain, 
about three miles, by five inclined planes, worked by stationary 
engines. Passing the summit, a descent of nearly 500 feet was 
made in about one mile. Mr. Jervis made important improve 
ments in the expense and hazard of working these steep inclines, 
especially in utilizing atmospheric pressure to control the prepon- 



184 DESCENDANTS OF THOMAS FIFTH GENERATION. 

derating gravity of loaded trains, and by an ingenious method, 
which is fully described in his memoir, the complete success of 
his improvements was fully established. 

Near the close of the year 1827, Mr. Wright resigned his posi- 
tion. Mr. Jervis succeeded him as Chief Engineer, and Mr. R. P. 
Lord became his assistant. Under Mr. Lord's administration, 
the capacity of the canal was increased and its business greatly 
extended. 

In May, 1830, Mr. Jervis left the Delaware & Hudson Canal 
Company, except making occasional visits during the ensuing year. 
He then took the appointment of Chief Engineer of the Mohawk 
& Hudson Railway, from Albany to Schenectady. The table-land 
of this road was reached by a sudden rise from the Hudson of 200 
feet, and from the Mohawk of over 100 feet, over which were 
inclined planes, worked by stationary engines, which were, a few 
years after, rejected. 

Mr. Jervis was a member of a commission who finally substi- 
tuted a grade of 80 feet from Albany, and of 45 feet from Schen- 
ectady. Upon this road he made important improvements in the 
construction of locomotives, which were of great utility. He also 
invented a new plan for an engine for the Schenectady & Saratoga 
Railroad, of which he was Chief Engineer. It was sent to Eng- 
land and constructed by R. Stevenson. This improvement has 
been adopted on the railway to the Pacific, and is now the general 
plan of American locomotives. 

The Mohawk & Hudson, also the Schenectady & Saratoga R. R., 
were completed in April, 1833. Mr. Jervis then engaged with the 
Canal Commissioners as Chief Engineer of the Chenango Canal, 
which is 98 miles long, with 100 locks. Upon this canal, for the 
first time in this country, resort was had to artificial reservoirs for 
the supply of its summit with water. For this purpose, Mr. Jervis 
constructed rain-gauges, and ascertained, by a careful series of 
experiments, that 40 per cent, of the rain-fall could be utilized for 
the canal. 

During his engagement on this work, the enlargement of the 
Erie Canal was contemplated, and he was called upon to make 
surveys and estimates for this object on the Eastern Section, which 
was made, in 1835, by Mr. William J. Me Alpine, one of the Resi- 
dent Engineers on the Chenango Canal, under the supervision of 
Mr. Jervis. Though still Chief Engineer of the Chenango, he 
devoted much attention to the proposed enlargement. He pro- 



DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN FIFTH GENERATION. 185 

posed many corrections of errors in its original construction, which 
were generally adopted by the Canal Commissioners. At "Little 
Falls" he wholly re-arranged the flight of "locks." 

In September, 1836, he was offered the position of Chief Engi- 
neer of the Croton Aqueduct, and in October following, he accepted 
that trust. Between Mr. William C. Bouck and Mr. Jervis, the 
most cordial relations existed, and it was. with reluctance that Mr. 
Bouck consented to his leaving the Erie Canal. 

The appointment of Mr. Jervis upon the Croton Aqueduct was 
without the least solicitation on his part, and he at first declined it 
from motives of honorable, regard to the feelings of Mr. Douglas, 
who was then acting as Chief Engineer. Upon the full assurance, 
however, that Mr. Douglas was out of the question, he, at the 
earnest solicitation of the committee, accepted the appointment, 
which he regarded as professionally desirable. He therefore re- 
signed his position upon the Erie Canal enlargement, and Mr. 
Douglas was appointed Chief Engineer in 1835, and instructed to 
proceed in its construction. His location of the line and his estab- 
lishment of the grade of the aqueduct were, in the main, well 
done, but none of his plans for bridges and culverts were adopted. 
He had been occupied about 1 8 months on the work. All subse- 
quent plans and specifications were the work of Mr. Jervis. For 
a description of this magnificent work, see printed memoir. 

In the spring of 1845, the Bostonians appointed a Commission 
of one person from Philadelphia and one from New York to 
investigate the projects which had been presented for a supply of 
water for that city. 

Mr. Walter Johnson of Philadelphia, and Mr. Jervis, were 
selected as the Commission; and after making general examina- 
tions, it became apparent that the duty was essentially one of 
engineering, and as Mr. Johnson was not a professional engineer, 
Mr. Jervis decided not to enter upon the service, unless the engin- 
eering was placed entirely under his control. This decision was 
received unfavorably by the Committee and Mr. Johnson; but Mr. 
Jervis thought "one poor general was better in command than two 
good ones." He consented, however, at the request of the Com- 
mittee, who regarded it as important to secure the moral force of 
two commissioners, and that Mr. Johnson should sign the report 
with him, and be charged with certain details that would not con- 
flict with the general engineering. Under this compromise the 
investigation progressed and the result determined. 
24 



186 DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN FIFTH GENERATION. 

In the prosecution of this investigation, great efforts were made 
to obtain his opinions as the work progressed, but he persistently 
declined, from prudential motives, to give any indication of his 
views until they were expressed in his report, and he here makes 
an important suggestion to young engineers to follow his example, 
thereby avoiding partial discussions and preventing embarrass- 
ments. Although the Committee failed in getting an insight into 
his views, and felt somewhat displeased, they were, at last, satis- 
fied fully with the course he had pursued as being very judicious. 
The report was satisfactory, and he was appointed Consulting 
Engineer of the work, which he held until its completion in 1848. 

The next great work in which he was engaged was the construc- 
tion of the Hudson River Railway, which, from the expense of its 
building and completion, with steam navigation, was generally 
regarded as an enterprise extremely hazardous in a commercial 
and financial point of view. 

In the spring of 1847, he was appointed Chief Engineer of this 
railway, and, in 1849, the road was opened for transportation as far 
as Poughkeepsie. In August, he resigned his position as Chief 
Engineer, but was retained as Consulting Engineer; but finding 
his views did not harmonize with some of the Board, he resigned 
his place in 1850, having no connection with the work since. 

Notwithstanding the general opposition to this grand work, Mr. 
Jervis. in 1846, published an able article in Hunt's Merchants' Maga- 
zine, in which he showed most conclusively that not only on the 
Hudson, but on other steamboat routes, the railroad would be a 
successful competitor. He quoted the Westminster Review, which 
says: "The system is viewed as one which mocks the age. Its 
progress has startled the most cautious. Its developments are 
revolutionizing the social and commercial affairs of mankind." 
Subsequent events have fully sustained his wisdom in the above 
quotation. 

In the spring of 1850, after closing his connection with this 
great work, he went to Europe. While there, he witnessed the 
launch of one of the large tubes of the bridge over the Menai 
Straits, under the charge of Mr. Stevenson, and on that occasion 
he received from the English engineers the cordial and respectful 
attentions which his reputation as an American civil engineer 
deserved. While on this tour, he was mainly occupied with in- 
specting engineering works. 

After an absence of four months, he returned with improved 



DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN FIFTH GENERATION. 187 

health, and immediately engaged in the construction of the Michi- 
gan Southern, and Northern Indiana Railways, practically one 
work, of about 246 miles in extent. The route was favorable, and 
in about one year, the line was opened to Chicago. 

During the summer of 1851, he engaged as President of the 
Chicago & Rock Island Railway, extending from Chicago to the 
Mississippi at Davenport, a route of 180 miles. 

He next engaged in the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago 
Railway, 486 miles long, which was in a ruinous condition from 
imperfect construction and financial mismanagement. Under his 
superintendence, the whole character of the road was soon changed, 
and became successful. He resigned in 1863 or 1864, but con- 
tinued to act as Engineer until 1866. This was the last great 
work in which he was actively engaged. 

Prom the rich and varied experience of Mr. Jervis in the con- 
struction and management of so many important works of internal 
improvements for more than half a century, his instructive memoir 
closes with sagacious counsel to his professional brethren touching 
the importance of their honorable profession, and the principles 
which should control them in the discharge of its responsible 
duties, and especially urges the importance of engaging the best 
engineering talent and skill in the superintendence as well as in 
the construction of public works. 

No wiser counsel could be given, and coming from this eminent 
engineer of four score years, they will not be unheeded by the 
members of his profession. Important and enduring as may be 
the many great works in which he has been engaged, his fame as 
one of the greatest of American engineers will outlive them all, 
and the example of his indomitable perseverence and energy, by 
which he overcame all obstacles and raised himself to eminence in 
his profession, will stand as a beacon -light to direct and encourage 
the young men of America to emulate his example. " Perseverentia 
vincit omnia." 

Mr. Jervis is the author of two books, viz., " Railway Property," 
and "The Question of Labor and Capital." The honorary degree 
of LL.D., was conferred upon the Hon. John B. Jervis of Rome, 
N. Y., by Hamilton College, on the 27th of June, 1878. 



188 DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN FIFTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Susannah M. 
Jervis, July 18, 1800 May 21, 1828 June 24, 1817. 

1819 Samuel Beach, M.D. 

3 children. 

1820 Bloomfd Jervis, Jan. 27, 1820 1 son, John Bloom- 

field, b. May 5, 1866. 

1821 Henry Hyde, 1823 Physician. 

1822 Samuel, 1824 Deceased. 

BLOOMFIELD JERVIS BEACH 

Was born January 27, 1820. He is the son of Dr. Samuel Beach 
and Susannah Maria, daughter of Timothy Jervis. 

He was graduated at Princeton College in the class of 1842; was 
admitted to the Bar in 1843, and was a member of the New York 
Assembly in 1848. He has continued the practice of law at Rome, 
N. Y., to this time. 

On the organization of the Rome Savings Bank, in 1851, he was 
placed in the executive charge of the institution, and has continued 
to manage it to the present time. It was small in the beginning, 
but under his able and faithful management, it has grown, and 
now has over a million dollars in deposits, with a surplus of nearly 
10 per cent. Its securities are regarded of the most reliable kind. 
For about fifteen years it has paid depositors 6 per cent. No Sav- 
ings Bank in the State has a higher character. 

In his profession as a lawyer, Mr. Beach has few superiors in 
the section of the State in which he resides. 



Timothy B. Jer- 
vis, Feb. 20, 1809 Presbyterian minis- 
ter. May 30, 1837. 

1823 Helena Maria 

Bogart. 
1 child. 

1824 Emily Jervis, Dec. 30, 1839 Oct. 28, 1869. 

2d wife. 

1825 Mary Ann Har- 

vey, Sept, 26, 1867. 



DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN SIXTH GENERATION. 



189 



No. 



Name. Born. 

William Jervis, Nov. 24, 1813 



Died. 



1826 


Christiana 
















Abrams, 
















6 children. 














1827 


Wm. Henry, 


Mch. 


21, 


1842 


Apr. 


10, 


1848 


1828 


Edward, 


Oct. 


29, 


1843 


Apr. 


12, 


1868 


1829 


Susanna M. , 


Apr. 


19, 


1847 








1830 


Anna, 


May 


24, 


1851 








1831 


Elizabeth R., 


June 


9, 


1854 








1832 


Carrie D. , 


May 


23, 


1858 


Mch. 


2, 


1861 



Married or Remarks. 
June 8, 1841. Civil 
Engineer. 



Benj'n Franklin 
Jervis, July 2, 1816 

1833 Louisa M. 

Chandler, 
1 child. 

1834 John Bloomfield 

Jervis, Dec. 28, 1850 Mch. 9, 1869 



Prest. of Bank. 



Aug. 19, 1840. 



GTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. 

Jonathan Jarvis, Apr. 1, 1802 

1835 Ann West, 

2 children. 

1836 Sarah W., Mch. 2,1832 

1837 Emulus, Aug. 10, 1835 



Died. 



Philetus C. 
Jarvis, Dec. 1, 1806 

1838 Almeda B. Scud- 

der, June 18, 1806 

8 children. 

1839 Marg't Scudder,Mch. 13, 1832 Jan. 2, 1835 

1840 Cornelia E., Feb. 3,1834 Jan. 13,1835 

1841 Marg't Cornelia, June 13, 1836 June 10, 1844 

1842 SelucasLeander,Oct. 24, 1838 

1843 Joseph Ray, Nov. 5, 1843 

1844 MervalePhilet's,Mch. 24, 1846 July 18, 1850 

1845 WilmerE., Nov. 2,1847 June 25, 1850 

1846 Fred M., Aug. 2,1852 Dec. 19, 1852 



Married or Remarks. 
May 28, 1829. 
of N. J. 



Mch. 8, 1858, Louisa 
Casine of Brooklyn. 



May 17, 1830. 



190 DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN - SIXTH GENERATION. 

PHILETUS C. JARVTS. 

The subject of this sketch is a native of the town of Huntington, 
having "been born there on December 1, 1806. He is a self-made 
man, and has worked his way in life up from the humblest begin- 
ning. At the age of ten years, he commenced to work on a farm, 
and continued for six years, in the same occupation, receiving only 
his board and clothing in payment for his labor. In 1822, he first 
commenced to go upon coasting vessels at wages of four dollars per 
month. After a service of seven years, in various capacities, upon 
vessels, he took charge of one, as Captain and part owner, and 
since that time (1829) he has been engaged in the coasting and 
carrying trade. 

Mr. Jarvis has been known to the community as a business man 
of integrity, ever since he began the coasting trade, and has a large 
acquaintance with the merchants and farmers of the town of Hunt- 
ington, for whom he has transacted a large business. He was 
married May 18, 1830, to Almeda B. Scudder, daughter of Thomas 
Scudder. He, with his two sons, S. Lee, and Joseph R. Jarvis, 
still conducts a freight business between Huntington and New 
York City, employing two vessels. Mr. Jarvis is highly esteemed 
among the people of his native town, as a good citizen and an up- 
right man. 



No. Name. .Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Emulus Jarvis, Sept. 20, 1815 
1847 Ursula Maria 
Brown. 

2 children. 
1849HattieL. Jarvis, Sept. 28, 1857 

1850 LillieF. Jarvis, Sept. 5, 1861 

IT'OO. 

Wm. H. Jarvis, Sept. 25, 1818 Nov. 12, 1845. 

1851 MarthaRBunce,Apr. 16, 1826 Feb. 7,1868 

5 children. 

1852 Emma M., Men. 24, 1847 

1853 Mary E., Aug. 24, 1855 

1854 Annie E., June 29, 1858 

1855 Susan B., Aug. 21, 1861 

1856 Martha P., June 13, 1865 



DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN - SIXTH GENERATION. 



191 



1SOO. 

No. Name. Born. Died. 

John B. Jarvis, June 16, 1821 Apr. 16, 1864 

1857 Elizabeth Townsend. 

4 children. 

1858 "Wm. H. Jarvis, Aug. 31, 1843 Mch. 4, 1864 

1859 Almira, Oct. 7, 1845 

1860 Mary Ann, Nov. 19, 1850 

1861 Sarah Adelaide, May 3,1857 



Married or Remarks. 
1841. 



Died in army at Da- 
vid's Island. 



8, 1794 Nov. 22, 1867 



David Jarvis, Dec. 

1862 Charity Whit- 

man, 1st wife, Aug. 11, 1794 Feb. 

1863 Sophia Odell,2d wife, 

6 children. 

1864 Experience, 

1865 Amanda, 

1866 Willetts, 

1867 Phebe, 

1868 Emily, 



1869 Charity, 



May 8, 1817 
Jan. 18, 1819 
Apr. 18, 1821 
Aug. 13, 1825 
July 21, 1829 
Nov. 20, 1831 



9, 1832 Mch. 4, 1815. 
Sept. 29, 1874 Mch. 5, 1834. 



1861 



June 31, 1873 



Carlton Jarvis, Mch. 17, 1805 

1870 Susanna Everitt, 1806 

5 children. 

1871 Henry, 

1872 Phebe A., 

1873 David R, 

1874 George E., 



1875 Phebe A., 



Nov. 21, 1824 
July 10, 1830 
Apr. 28, 1828 
Dec. 14, 1834 
Dec. 19, 1837 



July 7, 1878 
Feb. 10, 1876 



1S14, 

Woodhull Jar- 
vis, Apr. 25, 1811 

1876 Susannah Hew- 

lett, June 7, 1812 

6 children. 

1877 Eliza Ann, Dec. 6, 1833 

1878 Mary Frances, Apr. 27, 1835 Nov. 

1879 John Hewlett, Dec. 25, 1836 

1880 Tho. Woodhull, Feb. 6, 1840 

1881 Eb. Nostrand, Aug. 9, 1843 

1882 Mary AnnSusan, Oct. 11, 1847 



Dec. 4, 1832. 



1835 
1835 

Dec. 4, 1856. 

1863 Nov. 4, 1863, Sarah 
Rogers. 

Dec. 8, 1865, JohnH. 
Colyer. 



192 DESCENDANTS OF JONATHAN - SEVENTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Emily Jervis, Dec. 30, 1839 Oct. 23, 1869. 

1883 Robert B. Vail. 

1 child. 

1884 R. C. Vail, July 12, 1873 



TTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Selucas L. Jar- 

vis, Oct. 24, 1838 Apr. 10, 1869. 

1885 Jennie R. Brant. 

4 children. 

1886 Jennie Lee, Aug. 8, 1869 

1887 Percy, Mch. 14, 1870 

1888 Gracie, Jan. 3, 1873 

1889 Frederick, Aug. 11, 1875 



JosephR.Jarvis,Nov. 5, 1843 Sept. 11, 1867. 

1890 Emily A. Hor- 

ton, Dec. 10, 1844 

2 children. 

1891 Philet's Horton,Sept. 11, 1870 

1892 Luella, Nov. 11, 1875 



John H. Jarvis, Dec. 25, 1836 Dec. 4, 1856. 

1893 Eliza Place. 

5 children. 

1894 Edgar Hewlett, Dec. 28, 1857 

1895 Philo Place, July 18, 1864 

1896 Anna Augusta, Sept. 24, 1866 

1897 Woodhull, July 14, 1869 

1898 John Colyer, May 20, 1873 1874 



Ebenezer Nos- 
trand Jarvis, Aug.. 9, 1843 

1899 Elizabeth Rogers. 

3 children. 

1900 Susan Mary Ann, Sept. 1,1869 

1901 Thos. Woodhull, Sept. 3,1872 

1902 Hannah, Oct. 14, 1874 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL SECOND GENERATION. 



193 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL JARVIS. 



IST GENERATION. 

No. Name. Born. Died. 

1903 Nath'n'Uarvis, 1 Sept. 9,1743 1778 

1904 Phebe Allen, June 29, 1753 Nov. 12, 1795 

4 children. 

1905 Sarah, 2 Feb. 26, 1770 Aug. 19, 1857 

1906 Phoebe, Apr. 12, 1772 Jan. 20, 1851 



1907 Nathaniel, 

1908 Mary, 



Sept. 9, 1775 Jan. 1, 1840 
Aug. 4, 1787 Mch. 29, 1853 



Married or Remarks. 
176-. 



Ben j. Holmes. 2 sons 

and 1 daughter. 
Nov. 11, 1798. 



2D GENERATION. 



No. Name. 

Nathan'l Jarvis, 
10 children. 

1909 Edmund Allen, 

1910 Nathan Sturges, 

1911 PierreHumph'y, 

1912 Nathaniel, 

1913 Mary Ogden, 

1914 William, 

1915 Phoabe Francis, 

1916 Jeannette, 

1917 Benjamin H., 

1918 Samuel M., 



Born. 
Sept. 9, 1775 

Oct. 8, 1799 
Mch. 25, 1801 
,Feb. 13, 1803 
Sept. 26, 1805 
Sept. 29, 1807 
Dec. 23, 1809 
Mch. 4, 1812 
Feb. 27, 1815 
Jan. 10, 1818 
Oct. 9, 1822 



Died. Married or Remarks. 

Jan. 1, 1840 Nov. 11, 1798. 

Oct. 29, 1837 

May 12, 1862 1854. 

May 16, 1874 June 20, 1828. 



Feb. 11, 1874 



Feb. 20, 1845 
Apr. 29, 1858 



Apr. 4, 1838. 
July 7, 1843. 
Feb. 19, 1834. 
Dec. 24, 1846. 
4 or 5 children. 
Laredo, Texas. 



Res. 



CAPT. NATHANIEL JARVIS 



Was born at Huntington, L. 1., September 9, 1775. Soon after 
his birth, his father entered the Revolutionary army, and became a 
Lieutenant in the Second N. "Y. Regiment. He served in most of 
the contests on Long Island and New Jersey, and finally died, in 

1 Married, at Huntington. L. I., eldest daughter Dr. Samuel Allen. 
Died at Valley Forge, Penn. ; was Lieutenant 2d N. Y. Regiment of the 
Continental army; had been two years in service. 

2 Married Rev. J. B. Matthias, Methodist clergyman. Large family. 

25 



194 DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL THIRD GENERATION. 

the winter of 1777, at Valley Forge, where General Washington 
had taken up winter quarters. 

His widow, with her little ones, after enduring great hardships 
and privations at Huntington, which was then in the possession of 
a party of British troops, moved to New York, where the subject 
of our sketch grew up to manhood with the growing city, and 
became identified with its interests. 

For upwards of thirty years, he sailed as master of a vessel on 
the Hudson river, and, consequently, became well known to trav- 
ellers on that much frequented route. 

Captain Jarvis's life furnishes us an example of what may be 
done by patient industry and frugality, in connection with Christian 
principles. When he commenced business he was poor, but in the 
lapse of years he acquired, if not an independence, yet ease and 
competence. He was a director in several New York banks and 
insurance companies, and, in 1831, was sent to the State legislature 
as a representative from that city. 

For a number of years, he was associated with many of its 
benevolent institutions, and was, for a long time, connected with 
the Missionary Society of the M. E. Church, of which denomina- 
tion he was an active and influential member. 

A kind husband, an affectionate parent, a consistent Christian 
gentleman, he lived to see most of his children grown up around 
him, and some of them filling offices of trust and responsibility 
among their fellow citizens. And when, in the fullness of time, 
the final summons came, he sank peacefully to rest, full of years 
and honor. 



SD GENERATION. 
1000. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Edmund Allen 
Jarvis, Oct. 8, 1799 Oct. 29, 1837 

1919 Eliza Crissey. 

3 children. 

1920 Nathaniel. 

1921 Mary Frances. 

1922 Emma Jane. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL THIRD GENERATION. 195 

1010. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Nathan Sturges 

Jarvis, Mch. 25, 1801 May 12, 1862 1854. 

Mrs. Jane B. 
Mumford. 1 
3 children. 

1923 Wm. C., May 13, 1855 

1924 Edmund A., Jan. 22, 1858 

1925 Nathan S., June 30, 1860 

SURGEON NATHAN S. JARVIS, 

Son of Nathaniel Jarvis, was born in the'city of New York, in 1801. 
At an early age he entered upon the study of medicine in the office 
of Dr. Valentine Mott, the celebrated surgeon. Having received 
his degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, he was, 
for a short time, on duty at the College Hospital. He commenced 
the practice of medicine in Ithaca. N. Y. In 1833, he received 
his appointment to the position of assistant surgeon in the army, 
and was stationed, for a number of years, at Fort Snelling, on the 
Upper Mississippi. He here first interested himself in the Indian; 
studied their habits and customs, and sent several valuable com- 
munications in regard to them to the N. Y. Spirit of the Times. 
In the Mexican War, he was on General Zachary Taylor's staff, 
and actively participated in several battles, among others, those of 
Palo Alto, Resaca, and Monterey; and was afterwards stationed 
on the Mexican frontier. He also served in the Florida and Black 
Hawk wars. 

Dr. Jarvis was a constant contributor to several literary and 
scientific journals. Among his papers we find letters from Pro- 
fessor Agassiz, Spencer F. Baird, and others, in regard to scientific 
subjects. His collections of Mexican and Indian curiosities were 
deposited with the N. Y. Historical Society, of which he was a 
member. We subjoin an extract from the resolutions adopted by 
the Society after his death. 

" Resolved, That in the death of Dr. N. S. Jarvis, for many years 
an eminent surgeon in the U. S. Army, the Historical Society of 
New York deplore the loss of a distinguished associate and corre- 
sponding member, to whom it has been largely indebted for 
numerous and valuable contributions." 

1 Granddaughter of the late Rev. John Stanford. 



196 DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL - THIRD GENERATION. 

At the commencement of the late war, Dr. Jarvis, having received 
the appointment of Medical Director of the Department of Mary- 
land, was ordered from San Antonio, Texas, to Baltimore, and, 
shortly afterward, in 1862, died of a disease contracted while on 
duty in the South. 

Following are some of the remarks made by Dr. Josiah Simpson, 
at a meeting of the Medical Department of Maryland, convened in 
consequence of the death of Dr. Jarvis: 

11 In social intercourse, he was sprightly and entertaining; in his 
attachment, generous and constant; in his daily transactions with 
the world, punctilious and honorable. As a surgeon, his ability 
was unquestioned, and he ever acquitted himself, both in the execu- 
tive and professional relations of his position, with marked urbanity 
of manner, a keen sense of honor, and a conscientious regard to 
truth and justice. 

" Quis desiderio sit pudor aut modus 
Tarn cari capitis? " 

In 1863, the following circular was issued from the War Depart- 

ment: 

"BALTIMORE, March 31st; 

"Whereas it is inconsistent and inappropriate that a military 
institution established by the National Government, and devoted 
to the care of its sick and wounded, should be called by a name 
that is now, and must hereafter be, preeminent in its association 
with rebels and rebellion. It is hereby announced that, from this 
date, the United States General Hospital known as Stewart's Man- 
sion, shall be designated as the "Jarvis General Hospital," in 
tribute to the late Surgeon N. S. Jarvis, U. S. Army, Medical 
Director of this Department, the memory of whose virtues as a 
man, and excellence as an officer, has not died with him." 

(Signed) " JOSIAH SIMPSON." 

As a tribute of respect to this eminent physician, on the day of 
his funeral, General Dix ordered out four companies of the Third 
New York Infantry, who escorted the remains to the railway 
depot, preparatory to their removal to their last resting-place. 



1. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Kemarks. 

Pierre Humph- 

rey Jarvis, Feb. 13, 1803 May 16, 1874 June 20, 1828. 
3 children. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL THIRD GENERATION. 



197 



Died. 



No. Name. Born. 

1926 Phebe. 

1927 Frances. 

1928 Mary Louise. 



Nathan'l Jarvis, Sept. 26, 1805 
1 child. 

1929 Josephine, 

1014. 

William Jarvis, Dec. 23, 1809 

* Eunice B. Morgan. 

12 children. 

* Sarah Eloisa, Jan. 18, 1839 May 9, 1848 

1930 Jean'tte White, Feb., 1844 

1931 James Morgan, Sept., 1846 

1932 Eunice Morgan, Mch. , 1848 



Married or Remarks. 



1933 Nathan Sturges, Dec. , 

1934 Eloisa, Feb., 

1935 Elizabeth, Mch. 



1936 Mary Frances, Nov., 

* Edmund Allen, Feb., 

* Rebecca, 

1937 Alice Maud, 



Mch. , 
Jan., 



* Susann'h Penn, Nov., 



1849 

1852 

7, 1854 

1856 
1858 
1859 
1862 
1867 



Apr. 22, 1858 



Jan. 27, 1868 



A. Holahan, N. Y. 



Apr. 4, 1838. 



Nov. 7, 1878, to Ann 

F. Carpenter. 
Dec. 20, 1866, to S. R. 

Sherwood. 



Nov. 27, 1878, to John 
Alburtis. 



Dead. 



10 IT. 

Benj. H. Jarvis, Jan. 10, 1818 Apr. 29, 1858 Dec. 24, 1846. 
3 children. 

1938 Benjamin. 

1939 Cordelia. 

1940 Mary. 

* The* above names were received after all the records had been num- 
bered. 



198 



DESCENDANTS OF MOSES SECOND GENERATION. 



DESCENDANTS OF MOSES JARVIS. 
IST GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. 

1941 Moses Jarvis, 1 Nov. 27, 1749 

1942 Phoebe 1 Wicks, Oct. 11, 1751 

11 children. 

1943 Matilda Jane, Dec. 25, 1772 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 



Feb. 11, 1822 Mch. 29, 1772. 
Jan. 14, 1814 



June 28, 1801 



John 



1944 James, 

1945 Elizabeth, 

1946 Moses, Jr., 

1947 Richard, 2 

1948 Mary, 

1949 Phoabe, 



April 4, 1774 



Nov., 1799, to 

Ross. 
June 22, 1852 Sept. 26, 1796; Jan. 29, 

1803; April 17, 1817. 
Feb. 11, 1775 Feb. 14, 1776 
May 18, 1777 April 20, 1844 Apr. 22, 1802; Aug. 18, 

1813. 

Nov. 18, 1779 Aug. 29, 1857 July 5, 1807. 
Jan. 27, 1782 Aug. 25, 1849 Oct. 31, 1799, to Mat' 

thias Luff. 
Feb. 4, 1784 Sept. 2, 1839 May 17, 1808, to Moses 



Roff. 



1950 Joseph Wicks, Mch. 13, 1786 Oct. 4, 1810 

1951 Elizabeth 2d, Aug. 5, 1788 Aug. 31, 1789 

Nov. 1, 1790 Sept. 3, 1792 



1952 Hervey, 

1953 Elizabeth 3d, 

2d wife. 

1954 Mary Bears, 



April 5, 1792 Jan. 21, 1848 Joseph Falconer. 

Nov. 20, 1815 ; widow, 
sister of first wife. 



GENERATION. 
1O44. 

Died. 



Married or Remarks. 



No. Name. Born. 

James Jarvis, April 4, 1774 June 22, 1852 Sept. 26, 1796. 4 

1955 Betsey Mott, April 25, 1776 May 29, 1802 

1 child. 

1956 Phoebe, Sept. 2, 1799 

2d wife. 

1957 Elizabeth Smith, 

10 children. 

1958 Caroline, Nov. 12, 1803 

1959 Caroline Eliza, May 7, 1805 

1960 Amelia Ann, May 22, 1806 

1961 James, Dec. 12, 1807 



July 27, 1815 Jan. 29, 1803. 

Mch. 22, 1805 
Aug. 14, 1873 



Oct. 23, 1846 



1 1778. Moses Jarvis shot a Hessian from his window. 
2 1st wife, Sally Rose; 2d wife, Widow Roff. 



DESCENDANTS OF MOSES - THIRD GENERATION. 199 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

1962 Wm. Alfred, Mch. 29, 1809 July 25, 1811 

1963 Alg'non Syd'y, July 4, 1810 

1964 Angelina, July 30, 1811 

1965 George Wm., Oct. 4,1812 July 17,1853 

1966 Elizabeth, April 30, 1814 May 3, 1840 

1967 Jos. Edward, May 1, 1815 April 11, 1866 

3d wife. 

1968 Anna Cook, Feb. 2,1853 Apr. 17, 1817; widow. 

2 children. 

1969 Rob't Milner, Sept. 14, 1818 Oct. 22, 1839 

1970 Moses Rich'd, Jan. 22, 1824 Feb. 7, 1826 



Moses Jarvis, 
Jr., May 18, 1777 April 21, 1844 April 22, 1802. 

1971 Mary Brown, June 17, 1783 Oct. 15, 1811 

4 children. 

1972 Matil.Mehit'bel,Sept. 9, 1803 July 11, 1850 Mch. 17, 1821, to Platt 

L. Wicks. 

1973 Mary Wicks, Oct. 5, 1805 1862 Nov. 1, 1826, to Major 

Cook. 

1974 Moses West/ Oct. 10, 1807 | 

1975 Jos. Wicks, Oct. 17, 1810 Sept. 18, 1842 

2d wife. 

1976 Han'h Fowler, June 21, 1785 Jan. 11, 1820 Aug. 18, 1813. 

2 children. 

1977 Han'h Fowler, Jan. 12,1816 Dec. 13, 1844 June 29, 1841, to Wm. 

W. Clark. 

1978 Elizabeth, June 28, 1817 June 30, 1861 

3d wife. 

1979 Mary Fowler, Sept. 11, 1786 Dec. 8, 1860 Mch. 24, 1821. 

1 child. 

1980 Phoebe Deborah, Apr. 25, 1822 July 13, 1823 



3D GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Algernon S. 

Jarvis, July 4, 1810 

1981 Nathalia Pearce, 2 Feb. 16, 1870. 

1 child. 

1982 Helen Pearce, Feb. 7, 1875 

1 1st wife, Susan Ann Crispin ; 2d wife, Frances F. Waters. 

2 Miss Pearce was the daughter of Nathaniel Pearce, of Maryland. 



'200 DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL SECOND GENERATION. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL JARVIS. 

In the interesting and admirable "History of the Life and Times 
of William Jarvis, better known as Consul Jarvis, of Vermont," 
written by his daughter, Mrs. Mary Pepperrell Sparhawk Cutts, 
we learn that the first settlers of their branch by the name of 
Jarvis in this country was Capt. Nathaniel Jarvis, who was born 
in Wales, aiid had commanded a ship, for several years, between 
Bristol, England, and the Island of Jamaica. 

In the latter place he married the widow of a rich planter, gave 
up his seafaring life, came to Boston in 1668 (some traditions say 
in 1654) with his wife, settled there, and became a prosperous mer- 
chant and influential citizen. Not long after this, two of his 
brothers came from England, and tradition says that one of them 
went to Hartford, Conn., 1 and the other to Concord, Mass. 

It is believed that John Jarvis, who married Rebecca Parkman, 
was his son, and we now proceed to give their record, and those of 
the families descended from them, in as complete form as we have 
been able to obtain them. 

DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL. 
IST GENERATION. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

1983 Nathaniel Jarvis. 

1 child. 

1984 John Jarvis. Sept. 18, 1661. 



GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks 

John Jarvis/ 2 Sept. 18, 1661. 

1985 Rebecca Parkman. 

11 children. 

1986 John, 1662 

1 This may. have been Stephen, who appeared in Huntington, L. I., 
in 1661. 

2 Will dated Jan. 19, 1688; admitted to Probate March 4, 1689. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL THIRD GENERATION. 



201 



No. Name. 

1987 Elias, 

1988 Nicholas, 

1989 James. 

1990 William, 

1991 Nathaniel, 

1992 Rebecca, 

1993 Samuel, 

1994 Mary, 

1995 Rebecca, 

1996 Abigail, 



Born. 
Jan. 13, 1663 



Died. Married or Remarks, 

young. Baptized 1666. 



Aug. 10, 1666 

May 25, 1670 Dec. 13, 1738 Sept. 28, 1691. 
April 17, 1672 
1674 
April 17, 1677 Jan. 29, 1699, Richard 

Collier. 
Jan. 27, 1679 
Sept. 2, 1684 Dec. 4, 1712, Jno. Biss. 



3o GENERATION. 

1080. 

No. Name. Born. Died. 

John Jarvis, 1 1662 

1997 Mary Waters, Aug. 28, 1667 1733 



6 children. 

1998 John, 

1999 Sampson, 2 

2000 John, 

2001 Rebecca, 

2002 William, 

2003 Mary, 



Elias Jarvis, 3 

2004 Margaret. 

2 children. 

2005 Margaret, 

2006 Elias, 



May 16, 1687 
Jan. 6, 1689 
Feb. 14, 1692 
Aug. 23, 1695 
Sept. 14, 1678 
Oct. 17, 1704 

1087". 

Jan. 13, 1663 



Mch. 24, 1691 
Jan. 13, 1693 



1757 



1000. 

William Jarvis, Aug. 10, 1666 

2007 Mary. 

2 children. 

2008 Mary, July 5, 1686 

2009 Sarah, Mch. 30, 1689 

2d wife. 



Married or Remarks. 

Dau. Sampson and Re- 
becca. 



Mr. Gooding. 

Mary . 

Sept. 30, 1731, Thos. 
Brown. 



Aug. 23, 1715. 



1 Wjll dated March 10, 173; admitted to Probate Dec. 20, 1736. 

2 Married Mary Atwood; 2 sons John, born Nov. 8, 1715; William, 
born 1728. 

8 Property administered May 23, 1695 ; inventory, Aug. 22, 1695. 
26 



202 DESCENDANTS OP NATHANIEL FOURTH GENERATION. 

Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 



No. Name. 

2010 Elizabeth. 

1 child. 

2011 Rebecca, 



May 22, 1694 



1OO1. 

Nath'l Jarvis, May 25, 1670 Dec. 13, 1738 



2012 Eliz'th Salter, Oct 
4 children. 

2014 Nathaniel, 

2015 Elizabeth, 

2016 Rebecca, 

2017 William, 1 

2d wife. 

2018 Eliz. Trevet, 2 

1 child. 

2019 Leonard, 



6, 1671 Aug. 13, 1709 Sept. 28, 1691. 



Nov. 9, 1693 
July 21, 1696 
Dec. 11, 1701 



May 23, 1723. 
Ebenezer Allen. 
Alexander Parkman. 



1678 Feb. 13, 1760 July 16, 1713. 



May 7, 1716 Sept. 30, 1760 



4TH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. 

Elias Jarvis, Jr., Jan. 13, 1693 



2020 Mary Sunderland, 

5 children. 

2021 Mary, 

2022 Elias, 3 

2023 John, 

2024 Margaret, 4 



May 10, 1722 
July 23, 1724 
May 25, 1726 
Oct. 18, 1729 



Died. 



Sept. 20, 1748 



Married or Remarks. 
Aug. 23, 1715, Will, 
July 8, 1755. 



2025 Edward,(Capt.,) 5 Jan. 22, 1731 Feb. 1793 



Nathaniel Jarvis, Nov. 9, 1693 

2026 Abigail Atkins, 

5 children. 

2027 Abigail, Mch. 23, 1724 

2028 Elizabeth, Nov. 15, 1726 



Shipwright. 
May 23, 1723. 



1742 



1 Died before his father. Left William and Mary, and one son, who died 
three days after his mother, Aug. 16, 1709. 

2 Maiden name supposed to have been Peabody. 

3 Ship-chandler. Married, 1st, Mary Avis, 2d, Deliverance Atkins. 

4 Married Daniel Parker; had son, Chief Justice Isaac Parker. 

5 Married Katharine Hammet; son, Edward, Administrator. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL - FIFTH GENERATION. 203 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

2029 Maroy, Apr. 19, 1729 Sept. 1800 Single, left his heirs 

$3,790.50. 

2030 Nathaniel, Dec. 25, 1731 Nov. 1812 

2031 Thomas, May 8, 1734 1792 Baptized by Rev. Sam- 

uel Mather. 



Leonard Jarvis, May 7, 1716 Sept. 30, 1770 Merchant in Boston. 

2032 Susan Condy, Apr. 12, 1739. 

1 child. 

2033 Susan, Leonard Bradford. 

2d wife. 

2034 Sarah Church, 1721 Dec. 23, 1789 Int. of M., Aug. 5, 

1741. 
9 children. 

2036 Leonard, May 29, 1742 Nov. 28, 1813 Nov. 3, 1776. 

2037 Elizabeth, 1743 May 9, 1760 

2038 Sam'l Gardiner, 1745 Aug. 1818 Aug. 6.. 1772. 1786. 

2039 Charles, M.D., Oct. 26, 1748 Nov. 15, 1807 

2040 Nathaniel, Sept. 1801 

2041 Sarah, Mch. 1838 Joseph Russell. 

2042 Mary Church, Jan. 7, 1826 

2043 Benjamin, 1816 Eliza Hall of Dorches- 

ter. Merchant. 

2044 Philip, Nov. 13, 1762 Dec. 3, 1831 Nov. 17, 1786. 



STH GENERATION. 
S030. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Nathan'l Jarvis, 'Dec. 25, 1731 Nov. 9,1812 Dec. 18, 1766. 

2045 Eliz'th Taintor, 1749 June 7, 1794 

7 children. 

2046 Elizabeth, Feb. 15, 1768 Jacob Wyeth of 

Freshpond. 

2047 Mary, Aug. 25, 1769 Phineas Stone, 1 

daughter, Eliza. 

2048 Reb. Parkman, Dec. 13, 1771 

2049 Nathaniel, Feb. 26, 1774 Mch. 20, 1779 

2050 Susanna,' 2 May 13, 1776 

2051 Leonard, Jan. 7, 1779 Nov. 16, 1845 Mary Cogswell. 

2052 Abigail Atkins, Oct. 17, 1783 June 28, 1804. Sol. 

R. Livermore. 

1 Moved from Boston to Cambridge, 1755. 

2 Married in Augusta, Me., Rev. Daniel Kendall of Hubbardstown. 



204 DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL FIFTH GENERATION. 

LEONARD JARVIS, 

Of Baltimore, was born in Cambridge, January 7, 1779, and 
entered college at a very early age, having been graduated in 1797. 

For ten years he followed maritime pursuits, and was master 
of a vessel in the India trade, making successful voyages. He 
afterwards quit his nautical life, became a merchant, and went into 
partnership with Mr. Asaph Hone. Their place of business was 
at the corner of Court and Washington streets, Boston. This firm 
continued in business for six years. 

During the war of 1812, Mr. Jarvis disposed of his interest in the 
business, residing in Cambridge till the close of the war, when he 
removed to Baltimore for the benefit of a milder climate. Here 
he was highly successful in business, and became wealthy, sustain- 
ing a fair and honorable name in all the relations of life. 

He died from paralysis, at his residence in Baltimore, Nov. 16, 
1845, after a sickness of three years. He lingered eight days after 
the last shock, which rendered him speechless. 

Mr. Jarvis left a large estate, giving one-half, by will, of u The 
Melange Edifice," to Harvard College, after the death of his widow. 
The other half of the same edifice he gave to several charitable socie- 
ties in Baltimore. The remainder of his wealth, excepting some 
bequests, he left, after the death of his widow, to his and her rela- 
tives, each having twelve nephews and nieces. 

Mr. Jarvis married in 1806 or 7 Miss Mary Coggswell of Little- 
ton. They had no children. 

The house in which Mr. Jarvis was born is still standing on the 
right-hand of the road to West Cambridge, between the Common and 
Porter's. It has been in the possession of the family for a hundred 
years, and is occupied by two of his sisters, who still retain the wide 
lands around it, being part of the estate purchased by their father, 
Nathaniel Jarvis, who removed, when quite young, from Boston to 
Cambridge, and made this house his residence. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Thomas Jarvis, May 8, 1734 1792 

2053 Lydia Coolidge. 

2 children. 

2054 Elizabeth, Aug. 30, 1757 

2055 Thomas, 1 Sept. 16, 1759 

1 Had a son Benjamin, who married Mary Porter of Roxbury. They 
had one son, Win. Porter Jarvis, and one daughter, who married Dr. C. 
M. Weld. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL FIFTH GENERATION. 



205 



No. Name. Born. 

Leonard Jarvis, 'May 29, 1743 

2056 Sarah Scott, May 31, 1753 

12 children. 

2057 Leonard, 8 Oct. 19,1781 

2058 Betsey Stelle, 3 Nov. 3,1782 

2059 Charles, Oct. 12, 1783 



2060 Edward, 

2061 Sarah Russell, 

2062 Charles, 

2063 Edward Scott, ) 

2064 Susan Gibbs, f 

2065 Francis Roach, 

2066 Andr'wSpooner, 

2067 Com. Jos. Rus- 

sell, 

2068 Benjamin, 



Mch. 2, 1786 
Feb. 16, 1788 

Sept. 8, 1790 

Sept. 8, 1790 

Mar. 9, 1792 

Dec. 4, 1793 

May 3, 1795 

Dec. 9, 1796 



Died. Married or Remarks. 

Nov. 28, 1813 Nov. 3, 1776. 

1836 Of Newport. 

Oct. 18, 1854 

Apr. 12, 1870 Dec. 25, 1804. 

1863 Eliza. Two sons in 

Castine. 
Mch. 1860 

Saml. K. Whiting,Ill. 

Apr. 4, 1865 Dec. 15, 1820. 

Dec. 23, 1868 Sept, 20, 1818. 
Feb. 8, 1869 

Nov. 18, 1799 

Aug. 12, 1869 1828. June 17, 1834. 



Samuel Gardner 
Jarvis, 

2069 Susan'h Pierce, 

5 children. 

2070 Joseph, 

2071 Charles, 

2072 Leonard, M.D., 

2073 Chas. Church, 

2074 Susan Pierce, 4 

2d wife. 

2075 Prudence Davis, 

3 children. 

2076 Mary Sparhawk, 

2077 Russell, 

2078 Helen, 





1745 


Aug. 


1818 


Merchant in 








1782 


Aug. 6, 1872. 










Died young. 










Died young. 


Jan. 


22, 1774 


Feb. 


9, 1848 






1777 




1792 






1778 


Dec. 


1860 





1790 July 



1799 1786. 

1827 
1853 
1834 Guy Hunter. 



1 Merchant, in Boston. Treasurer of Commonwealth. Lived in Cam- 
bridge, 1790-1798. 

2 Married Mary Green, Boston. Graduate Harvard. Twice M. C. from 
Maine. Navy Agt., Mass. 

3 Married James Carr, Geneva, 111. 2 daughters. 

4 John Jeffrey of Scotland, Editor Edinburgh Review. 



206 DESCENDANTS OP NATHANIEL - FIFTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Charles Jarvis, 1 Oct. 26, 1748 Nov. 15, 1807 

2079 Mary Clapham. 

1 child. 

2080 William, Feb. 4, 1770 Oct. 21, 1859 Mch. 1808. 

2d wife. 

2081 Mary Pepperrell 

Sparhawk. 

DOCTOR CHARLES JARVIS 

Was a distinguished physician and surgeon, a profound and 
sagacious statesman, and a brilliant orator. The friend and asso- 
ciate of Hancock, Adams, and Jefferson, he was alike illustrious in 
both his private and public character. He was devoted to the wel- 
fare and honor of his country, and took an active part in the coun- 
cils of those distinguished men, whose wisdom and patriotism, 
under the guidance of an over-ruling Providence, shaped the desti- 
nies of the Colonies during the Revolutionary struggle for Amer- 
ican independence. 

Dr. Jarvis was born in 1748, and died at the age of 59. His 
grandfather emigrated from Wales, and became a merchant in 
Boston. He was the son of Leonard Jarvis and Sarah Church, 
who was the daughter of Sheriff Church, and granddaughter of 
Colonel Benjamin Church of Bristol. 

At an early age, the Doctor developed those rare qualities of 
mind and heart which endeared him to all who knew him. Mag- 
nanimity, sincerity, and discretion marked his youthful character. 
His understanding was strong, his imagination ardent and refined. 
Liberally educated, his inborn habits of thinking were thus 
strengthened, and his influence and usefulness more thoroughly 
felt in the community. On his return from England, where he 
passed considerable time in completing his education in medical 
science, he began to discover a more than ordinary concern for the 
welfare and happiness of his fellow men. 

An enemy to tyranny and superstition, he studied the principles 
of civil liberty, and it was the wish of his heart to see them firmly 
established in his native land, and his country free from those 
calamities which had so often afflicted humanity. This induced 
him to abandon the most flattering prospects, at the commencement 

1 Del. Constitutional Convention, 1788, and one of the State Legislature 
until 1796. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL FIFTH GENERATION. 207 

of the Revolutionary war, and take a decided part in support of 
the rights and liberties of America. 

Although inflexible in his opinions, they were the result of reflec- 
tion and experience, and he sought to establish republican princi- 
ples by the influence of reason and the force of truth. Happily 
for his country, his powers of reasoning were accompanied with an 
eloquence as irresistible as the truths he urged. The love and con- 
fidence of his fellow citizens kept pace with his talents and useful- 
ness, and, in all important concerns of the town, his counsel and 
advice were held in the highest estimation. 

Of the conventions that adopted the State and Federal Constitu- 
tions, he was a leading and influential member, and, for several 
years, represented the town in General Court. The recollection of 
his influence and talents in the public councils, and of his many 
other public services, can never be forgotten. His integrity, more 
than his powers of eloquence, rendered him respectable, even in the 
estimation of his political opponents. Persecution, intolerance, 
and wrong in every form, were abhorrent to the sensibility of his 
disposition. , Benevolence and humanity were the reigning virtues 
of his heart. 

On the return of peace, he pleaded successfully for the recall of 
those unfortunate men, who, by the voice of an indignant country 
had been exiled for their loyalty. 

As a physician, he was enlightened, skilful, liberal, and humane. 
In his domestic life he was hospitable and kind, and to his friends 
he was particularly endeared by a sincerity of heart, accompanied 
by the pleasing urbanity of the .polished gentleman. The grief and 
regret of his unhappy wife and bereaved kindred were but poor 
testimony to the love he bore them. 

Ostentation was no element of his character, and he was no 
friend to pride and arrogance. His ambition was of the highest 
order, and he was desirous to ameliorate the condition of man, to 
protect the weak against the strong, and to establish laws which 
should equally secure the rights of all. If he was emulous of fame, 
his demands were moderate. Although he made many sacrifices 
for others, for himself he looked only for the reputation of having 
lived and died an honest man. 



208 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL FIFTH GENERATION. 



No. 



Name. 
Nathaniel Jarvis, 

2 children. 
Hon. Wm. C., 



Born. 



S040. 

Died. 
Sept., 



1801 



Married or Remarks. 
Capt. Revol. Army. 



1836 Lawyer. 



2084 Susan. 1 

THE HON. WILLIAM C. JARVIS 

Was born in or near Boston, and was admitted to the bar in Suf- 
folk Co., in 1811. He moved to Pittsfield, Mass., in 1815, and 
represented that town in the Legislatures of 1821, '22, '23, and '24. 
Soon afterwards, he removed to Woburn, and was made director 
of the State prison. He was also one of the custom-house officers, 
but, on the election of General Jackson to the presidency, w&s 
removed. He was subsequently elected senator from Essex Co., 
and representative of the town. He was Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, twice while a representative from Pittsfield, and 
once from Woburn. 

In 1827, he was elected State Treasurer, but declined the honor. 
He was twice a candidate for Congress. 

In 1821, he published a very creditable volume on political econ- 
omy, entitled " The Republic," copies of which are in the Berkshire 
Athaeneum. 

Mr. Jarvis was a man of fine talents, in form and stature noble 
and commanding, with a genial and social nature. His manners 
were elegant, and his conversation rich and polished, abounding 
in humor and anecdote, which made him a favorite in society, 
beloved and cherished by his friends. He died suddenly in 
Weathersfield, Vt., leaving an afflicted wife to mourn his loss. 



SO44. 




Philip Jarvis, 


Nov. 


13, 


1762 


Dec. 


3, 


1831 


Nov 


. 17, 


1786. 


2085 


Ann Head, 


Aug. 


17, 


1764 


Dec. 


30, 


1848 










7 children. 




















2086 


John Head, 


Dec. 


3, 


1787 


Jan. 


12, 


1850 








2087 


Mary Ann, 


May 


13, 


1789 


Aug. 


23, 


1816 


Sept 


. 26, 


1806, Brad- 


shaw Hall. 


2088 


Jeanette, 


May 


14, 


1790 


Mch. 


22, 


1873 


Jan. 


29, 


1805, Benj. 


Hooke. 


2089 


Henry, 


Mchj 


20, 


1792 


May 


8, 


1829 


Mch 


. 10, 


1814. 


2090 


Philip, 


June 


8, 


1794 


Feb. 


3, 


1807 








2091 


Nancy Head, 


May 


10, 


1796 


Nov. 


27, 


1837 


Jas. 


Milliken, b. 1792, 


















d. 


June 22, 1849. 


2092 Frederick, 


Sept. 


28, 


1798 


Oct. 


H, 


1872 


Feb. 


H, 


1849. 



1 Married M. D. Cushing of Providence; 4 sons and 1 daughter. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL - SIXTH GENERATION. 209 

6TH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. 

Charles Jarvis, 1 Feb. 16, 1788 

2093 Mary Ann Black, Apr. 28, 1803 

10 children. 

2094 Mary, Nov. 21, 1821 

2095 Sarah, Oct. 21, 1823 

2096 Elizabeth Black,Feb. 6,1826 



2097 Edward, 
2098 Ann Frances 
Carr, 
2099 Chas. Jarvis, 8 
2100 Caroline W., 
2101 John Black, 
2102 Joseph Wood, 
2103 And'wSpooner, 


Mch. 13, 1829 

Oct. 15, 1831 
July 7, 1834 
Jan. 26, 1836 
Aug. 11, 1839 
Jan. 11, 1841 
3 Dec. 3, 1844 



Died. 

Apr. 4,1865 
Jan. 23, 1865 



Married or Remarks. 
Dec. 15, 1820. 



Everard F. Greeley. 



Sept. 17, 1870. 



Edward Scott 
Jarvis, Sept. 8, 1790 Dec. 23, 1868 Sept. 20, 1818. 

2104 Eliz. Sparhawk 

Spooner, 4 Nov. 25, 1799 
9 children. 

2105 Leonard Fitz 

Edward, Aug. 23, 1819 

2106 Chas. Edward, 5 Feb. 3,1821 June 8,1849 

2107 And'w Spooner, May 18, 1823 

2108 Jos. Russell, Dec. 24, 1828 

2109 Mary Church, Nov. 25, 1830 

2110 Sarah Leonard, Oct. 12, 1832 

2111 Howard Sand- 

ford, Mch. 28, 1834 

2112 Frank Pepperrell,Oct. 8,1836 

2113 Isabel Mary 

Hubbard, Nov., 1839 

1 Senator and Representative from Ellsworth, Me., in the State Legis- 
lature. 

L> Married Martha Eaton. 1 child, Clarence Ed. Living in Nevada. 

3 Married Ida Campbell, born July 19, 1842. 1 child, David C., b. July 
17, 1871. 

4 Great-granddaughter of Sir Win. Pepperrell ; cousin of Mrs. M. P. S. 
Jarvis. 

5 Graduated at West Point, 1843 ; served with Generals Scott and Taylor 
in the Mexican war; was in battles between Vera Cruz and City of Mexico. 
Brevetted for gallant conduct. 

27 



210 DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL - SIXTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Com. Joseph 
Russell Jarvis, May 3, 1795 Aug. 12, 1869 1828. 

2114 Sarah Leonard 

Bradford, 1804 Oct. 11, 1832 

2 children. 

2115 Leonard Brad- 

ford, Oct. 12, 1830 Nov., 1835 

2116 Francis Carr, Sept. 11, 1832 Dec. 25, 1873. 

2d wife. 

2117 Mary Pilsbury 

Otis, June 17, 1834. D. of 

Jos. Otis, Boston. 
6 children. 

2118 Susan Gibbs, Aug. 21, 1835 Aug. 15, 1861 

2119 Jos. Russell, 1 Nov. 9,1837 April 6, 1869. 

2120 Mary Hubbard, Apr. 21, 1840 Oct. 14, 1841 

2121 Josephine, Oct. 14, 1841 

2122 James Otis, Sept. 29, 1843 Apr., 1851 

2123 Wm. Mosher, Oct. 7,1847 Oct., 1876 

COMMODORE JOSEPH R. JARVIS 

Was born in Massachusetts, May 3, 1795, and entered the Navy 
in 1812, when he was sent to the Lakes, and served under Mac- 
Donough. 

He was commissioned as Lieutenant, March 28, 1820; on the 
Frigate Constellation, West India Squadron, 1827; Mediterranean 
Squadron, 1829; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H. 3 1837; commis- 
sioned as Commandant, September 8, 1841; commanding Brig 
Lawrence, 1845; commanding Sloop Falmouth, Home Squadron, 
1846; Navy Yard, Portsmouth, N. H., 1851; commissioned as Cap- 
tain, May 24, 1855; commanding Sloop Savannah, Home Squad- 
ron, 1858-1860; commissioned as Commodore, July 16, 1862. 

When in command of the Savannah, he captured two Mexican 
steamers, and lodged, for a month, at his own expense, two Amer- 
ican families who sought shelter on board his vessel. A letter is 
in existence, written to him by one of the Mexican generals, 
requesting that his sons, two young boys, who were on board one 
of the steamers, might be sent to their mother. To this the Com- 
modore replied that, though deeply sympathizing with the father's 
feelings, he felt compelled to follow the course which his duty as 
an officer of the United States required. 

1 Fruit farmer, Cobden, 111. Married Jennie C. Holcomb of Galesburgh. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL - SIXTH GENERATION. 211 

Commodore Jarvis had a strong love of his country and profes- 
sion, and maintained the dignity of both under all circumstances. 
His brother officers bear testimony to his capability as an officer 
and his character as a man. Hospitable and social, he was par- 
ticularly agreeable to the young officers under his command, whom 
he watched over with fatherly care. 

He died, August 12, 1869, of paralysis, resulting from a sun- 
stroke received while on duty in the Gulf of Mexico. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Dr. Leonard 
Jarvis, Jan. 22, 1774 Feb. 9, 1848 

2124 Clarissa Draper. 

6 children. 

2125 Susan Pierce, 1809 Oct. 30, 1848. 

2126 Dr. Sam'l Gardner, 1816 

2127 Leonard, 1818 1818 

2128 Leonard 2d, Jan. 15, 1820 1848 

2129 Russell, Jan. 8, 1824 

2130 William, Oct., 1827 1828 

LEONARD JARVIS, M.D., 

Was born in Boston, 1774, and educated at the Latin school of 
that city. Soon after his graduation, he studied medicine under 
his uncle, Dr. Charles Jarvis, who was an eminent physician of 
Boston, and, on being' admitted to practice, he removed, in 1797, 
to Claremont, N. H. He there devoted himself to his profession and 
agricultural pursuits, until his retirement 'from practice, which was 
about the year 1820. He was not only an eminent and successful 
practitioner, but equally distinguished as a scientific and practical 
farmer. He was the first landholder in Claremont to apply the 
principles of chemistry to agriculture, and as the result proved, his 
was the most highly cultivated and productive farm in the county. 

In 1811, he embarked extensively in the raising of fine wool, and 
was well known throughout New Hampshire and Vermont, for his 
extensive and successful operations as a wool-grower. His flocks 
were well known among farmers for their number and superior 
quality, and his wool had a very high reputation among the lead- 
ing manufacturers. 

Doctor Jarvis was distinguished for energy, enterprise, and per- 
severance, and his talents would have earned for him distinction 



212 DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL - SIXTH GENERATION. 

in any profession. He was particularly successful in surgery, as 
he was not only a thorough anatomist, but was aided by great 
mechanical ingenuity and force of will. Although of a highly- 
wrought temperament, he exhibited, in performing difficult opera- 
tions, a degree of coolness, self-possession, and resolution equal to 
any emergency. 

His literary acquirements were highly respectable. He was a 
good classical scholar, an extensive reader of English and French 
literature, speaking French with great fluency and purity of idiom 
and accent. He encouraged talent in the young, especially in the 
professions. He was hospitable, liberal, and generous, and his 
attachments were strong and enduring. In religious belief he was 
a Unitarian, but entirely free from prejudice. 

In person, he was of middle height, thin, muscular, and active. 
His complexion, fair; eyes, blue; and hair, fine, straight, and 
chestnut color. He was very temperate, and, through most of his 
life, rather abstemious. He was a lineal descendant of Nathaniel 
Jarvis of Boston, who married Elizabeth Peabody of Maine. 

He possessed a handsome ancient seal, with the family coat-of- 
arms engraved on it, and a valuable sword presented to him by 
Mrs. Dr. Charles Jarvis, who was granddaughter to Sir William 
Pepperell. This sword was presented by George the Third to Sir 
William for his gallant services in the siege of Louisburgh, which 
he took from the French. 

Mr. Jarvis died at Claremont, N. H., February 9, 1848, in the 
seventy-fourth year of his age. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks". 

RusselJarvis, 1790 July, 1853 

2131 Caroline Dana, 1822 

1 child. 

2132 Caroline. 

2d wife. 

2133 Eliza Cordis. 1 

turned, with two daughters, on board steamer "Lexington," Long 
Island Sound. , 





At, 85 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL SIXTH GENERATION. 



213 



No. Name. Born. 

Consul William 
Jarvis, Feb. 4, 1770 

2134 Mary Pepperrell 

Sparhawk, 1 
2 children. 

2135 Mary Pepperrell 

Sparhawk, May 21, 1809 

2136 Eliz. Bartlett, Feb. 22, 1811 

2d wife. 

2137 Anne Bailey Bartlett. 

10 children. 

2138 Ann Eliza,- June 30, 1818 

2139 Harriet Bartlett, Feb. 8, 1820 

2140 Major Charles 

Jarvis, 8 Aug. 21, 1821 

2141 William, Mch. 9, 1823 

2142 Thos. Jefferson, Sept. 4, 1824 

2143 Margaret, f July 20, 1826 

2144 Sarah, f July 20, 1826 

2145 Katharine, Mch. 16, 1830 

2146 Kath. Leonard, Dec. 25, 1832 

2147 Louise Bailey, May 29, 1835 



Died. Married or Remarks. 

Oct. 21, 1859 

March, 1808. 



Sept. 9, 1829. 
July, 1848 Feb. 14, 1833. 



July 17, 1849 September, 1844. 
August, 1843. 

Dec. 1, 1863 

Aug., 1825 

Jan. 1, 1842 

July 7, 1847 Twins. 

July 3, 1857 Oct. 30, 1848. 

April, 1830 

July, 1860. 



HON. WILLIAM JARVIS, 

Son of Dr. Charles Jarvis of Boston, was born in 1770. He was 
educated for a mercantile life, and became an active and success- 
ful merchant in Boston in the year 1791. 

The failure of a friend, for whom he had endorsed, compelled 
him to relinquish his position in Boston, and spend the following 
five years as supercargo, captain, and part owner of his ship. At 
the end of this period his active industry and mercantile skill had 
been crowned with such success as to free him from pecuniary 
embarrassment. The experience thus acquired in mercantile and 
maritime affairs led to his appointment by President Jefferson as 
Consul and Charge to Lisbon. Here, by his characteristic energy, 
his remonstrances, and diplomatic sagacity, he succeeded in stop- 



1 Married by Mr. Hackley, American Consul at Cadiz ; again in Lisbon, 
by a Roman Catholic priest, as was the law in that country; again by a 
Protestant clergyman. 3 rings. (Mrs. Cutts' "Biography.") 

- Married Hon. Samuel Dinsmore of Keene ; 2 children William Jar- 
vis, Samuel. 

3 Shot by a rebel from behind a tree, near Newport barracks. 



214 DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL SIXTH GENERATION. 

ping the impressment of American seamen by English authority ; 
in securing the admission of flour with small duties, and in chang- 
ing the quarantine regulation for American ships from six weeks' 
detention to three days. 

The effect of these exertions on our commerce at the commence- 
ment of the Peninsular War, was of incalculable benefit. It gave 
us the immense neutral trade of the contending armies, and the 
expense of the war made the sale of the celebrated Spanish flocks 
of sheep necessary, which were the most renowned in the world. 
Spain had been improving and perfecting the value of their flocks 
for a thousand years. Mr. Jarvis, at different times, sent to this 
country 3,500 of these sheep, which was a larger number than 
came to America from all other sources, and has been the means 
of adding untold millions to the agricultural wealth of the United 
States, and to its manufacturing industry. 

While in Lisbon, Mr. Jarvis met Lord St. Vincent, who claimed 
relationship with him. as the following incident will show: '-Lord 
St. Vincent, hearing of Mr. Jarvis, sent to him and requested an 
interview, thinking there must be a connection between them. 
Accompanied by Commodore Campbell, he called upon the English 
Admiral, and was much pleased with his noble, gentlemanly bear- 
ing, and was struck by the resemblance between him and some of 
the Jarvis family, especially to his Uncle Leonard. The Admiral 
treated the Consul in the most friendly, pleasant manner, and said 
that when he entered the navy as a midshipman he had spelled his 
name Jarvis, but had been rallied by some of the officers for so 
doing, saying it was a corruption of the old Norman name Jervois, 
and they had induced him to change it; but he had no doubt they 
sprang from the same ancestors, in which opinion Mr. Jarvis fully 
coincided. The Admiral afterwards invited Commodore Campbell 
and Mr. Jarvis to dine with him. The Commodore accepted, but 
the Consul declined. He admired Lord St. Vincent, but he had 
maintained the most cordial intercourse with the French officers, 1 
and as France and England were at variance, he disliked the 
appearance of dining in amity on board of one of His Majesty's 
ships of war. In addition to which, the impressment of American 
seamen had caused unceasing collision between him and the British 
navy, ever since he came to Lisbon. 

1 Among these he was most intimate with Mr. Legoy, Junot's Private 
Secretary ; Magendie, Commander-in-Chief of the Navy ; Count de Bour- 
mont, the son of the Baron; Viomenil, etc., and they frequently dined 
with him. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL SIXTH GENERATION. 215 

The following very handsome note from Sir John Jervis, ex- 
presses his regret: 

"Lord St. Vincent presents his compliments to Mr. Jarvis, and regrets 
exceedingly the cause which has deprived him of the honor of a visit, 
begging, at the same time, to assure Mr. Jarvis that it will afford him the 
highest satisfaction to show every attention in his power to the representa- 
tive of the United States of America. 
"HiBERNiA, 10th September, 1808." 

After remaining about two months, Lord St. Vincent and his 
squadron left Lisbon. 

After a residence of nine years in Lisbon, Mr. Jarvis returned 
to this country, and in 1810 settled in Wethersfield Bow, on a 
large and beautiful tract of land. Here he attended to the instruc- 
tion of his children, securing for them the best teachers, and also 
devising the best plans for developing the agricultural and manu- 
facturing industries of the country. 

He wrote for the journals of the day, and corresponded with 
eminent statesmen from 1816 to 1836 on the subject of the tariff 
and other matters affecting the industrial interests of the country, 
and his opinions and suggestions were received with the greatest 
consideration. His information on all such topics was accurate 
and comprehensive. It was that of a statesman in a useful and 
practical form. His love of reading was great, his memory reten- 
tive, which made him a most instructive and cheerful companion. 
His reading was varied and extensive, embracing history, philoso- 
phy, politics, and belles-lettres. Few men so fully understood and 
accurately remembered the facts connected with the formation of 
our political parties, or who could give so intelligent and instruc- 
tive an account of them. To hear him was like sitting at the feet 
of some ancient chronicler. In his early life, he was of the Jeffer- 
sonian school of politics, but, in later life, he was a believer in Mr. 
Clay and his policy. He never sought but declined office, however 
flattering, whenever solicited, but rather chose the enjoyments and 
attachments of home and the society of friends. 

The most remarkable trait in his character, and around which 
others seemed to cluster, or which gave prominence to them, was 
the force of his will, and, when once resolved, his inflexible deter- 
mination. In practical life this is a characteristic of all great men, 
and of all representative men in the leading professions. The 
force and power of a determined will is the great feature in all 
men of celebrity. 

Of his religious views and feelings he was never publicly com- 



216 DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL^SIXTH GENERATION. 

municative. He loved justice tempered with mercy, and felt a 
strong sympathy for the poor and oppressed. He expressed his 
strong convictions as to the necessity of religious ordinances for 
the well-being of society and the perpetuity of the institution of 
the Sabbath. However men may differ in political and religious 
sentiments, still, in the death of such a man as Mr. Jarvis, it is like 
the removal of a strong supporting column from the great temple 
that upholds the welfare of society. The structure, to us, seems 
weakened, and we are the more called upon to double our diligence 
to see that no good be lost, and that no evil may spring " into life 
when such depart from us/' 

MRS. MARY P. JARVIS. 

This lady was the wife of the late Consul Jarvis, and was a most 
estimable woman. She died in Haverhill, at the age of 30 years, 
and the following tribute to her memory, by Joseph E. Sprague, 
Esq., who married her cousin, Miss Eliza Bartlett, and who was 
intimately acquainted with her, shows the loveliness and excellence 
of her character: 

< ; Perfectly unaffected and unassuming, she possessed an equa- 
nimity of mind which prosperity could not elate nor adversity 
depress. Benevolent in her nature, she was without a personal 
enemy. Regardless of herself, she ever sought to ameliorate the 
cares, sorrows, and misfortunes of her friends, and her sympathy 
and affection were devoted to their ease and comfort. She was 
fond of painting, belles-lettres, and the study of the languages, and 
her leisure hours were spent in thus improving and liberalizing 
her mind. Though greatly attached to reading, she never suffered 
it to interfere with her domestic avocations, but, without reluct- 
ance, cheerfully fulfilled every duty in whatever station she was 
placed. She was thoroughly read in the best English authors, 
which was a great source of delight and interest to the friends 
who surrounded her, but the study which most engrossed her 
attention was the religion of the Saviour. His precepts she dili- 
gently studied and obeyed, and His religion she early professed. 
She returned to her native country to put in practice the benevolent 
purposes of her heart, but that Being whose ways are inscrutable 
to human eyes, removed her to a higher sphere to a brighter and 
a better world. She awaited the hour of her approaching death 
with calmness and resignation, and as her life had been conspicuous 
for every Christian virtue, her last end was tranquil, peaceful, and 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL SIXTH GENERATION. 217 

MRS. ANN ELIZA DINSMORE 

Was the daughter of the late Consul Ja.rvis, and was a woman of 
rare virtues and womanly graces. She was the sunshine of both 
her parental and husband's home, and the idol of her children. 
She was surrounded by a large circle of admiring friends, and her 
domestic enjoyments were unalloyed by worldly cares. 

During this happy season, and just after her husband's election 
as Governor, amid the festivities of that occasion, she was attacked 
with brain-fever. She immediately returned to Keene, where her 
parents, sisters, and friends hastened to her relief; but all their 
efforts were unavailing. She lived but two weeks after, when she 
died, leaving her husband and two sons in inconsolable grief. 

M. P. S. C. 

MAJOR CHARLES JARVIS 

Was the eldest son of Consul William Jar vis, and was placed 
under the tuition of Solomon Foote, at nine years of age, at Cas- 
tleton, Vermont. Mr. Foote, in speaking of him, says, " He mani- 
fested early in life, those noble and manly qualities which distin 
guished him in maturer years." 

From Castleton, he went to Exeter Academy, N. H., where he 
applied himself so assiduously, that, at the age of fourteen he 
entered the Vt. University, then under the presidency of Rev. John 
Wheeler. He was the youngest member of his class, but by his 
manly character, and excellent scholarship, he won golden opinions 
from his teachers and classmates. Hon. Charles P. Marsh, his 
intimate friend, and college associate, says of him: " His college 
duties were ever seasonably and fully performed, and his acts and 
influence were ever on the side of order and rightful authority. 
He scorned a mean act, and was firm and decided in his religious 
sentiments." 

He was graduated in 1839, and immediately commenced the 
study of law in the office of Hon. Leverett Saltonstall and J udge 
Ward in Salem, and soon ingratiated himself into their esteem. 

He entered the Law School in Cambridge in 1840, and was a 
favorite and admirer of Judge Story, then a professor in that insti- 
tution, but he was suddenly called from Cambridge by the death 
of his only brother, William. This affliction added to his religious 
sensibilities, awakening his sympathies to an almost womanly ten- 
derness. 

Although fond of his profession, like a dutiful son, he gave 
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218 DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL SIXTH GENERATION. 

up all to devote himself to Ms parents, taking the place of his 
deceased brother, to relieve his aged father from the weight of 
business and its cares, as well as ministering to his wants, at the 
same time improving every spare hour in the pursuit of his studies. 
His father died in 1859, when he devoted himself to his mother, 
and the settlement of his father's estate. 

In March, 1862, he felt it his duty to devote himself to the ser- 
vice of his country, in that time of its greatest need, and, although 
his resolve was a great trial to his mother and sisters, he declared 
" he would rather be a martyr for his country than remain at home 
in ease." He raised a company for the 9th Eegiment, Vt. Volun- 
teers, and was chosen Captain. 

As it proved, his whole term of service was one of suffering and 
self-sacrifice. By the treachery of Col. Miles, at Harper's Ferry, 
'twelve regiments, including the Vermont 9th, were made prisoners, 
and paroled in the strictest manner. They were ordered to Chicago, 
where they endured great suffering and privation, for want of good 
food and comfortable quarters, until they were removed to Fort 
Douglas. 

Captain Jarvis exerted himself to mitigate the sufferings and 
wants of his company. The Colonel was absent, in order to 
effect an exchange, and the Lieutenant-Colonel being sick, placed 
the command of the camp under Mr. Jarvis, who was untir- 
ing in his efforts to relieve the sick, cheer and encourage the de- 
spondent, and maintain the necessary discipline. Six New York 
regiments were exchanged early in the winter, but the 9th Vt. was 
not exchanged until March. They were detained till June, when 
they were ordered to Yorktown, Va. In July, Capt. Jarvis, now 
Major, was sent North, when he visited his mother and sisters, but 
his stay was brief, as he was soon ordered to Boston Harbor to 
take charge of Vermont conscripts. His mother and sisters accom- 
panied him. 

The following extracts from a letter to his sister, Mrs. Mary P. S. 
Cutts, on the death of a favorite son, show the Christian character 

and tender sympathy of this noble soldier. 

/ 
"My DEAR SISTER: 

" My heart aches when I try to realize that so manly, so ingenuous and 
promising a youth, just ripening into manhood, and winning such favor 
from all who knew him, is no more on earth. If so trying to me, then how 
must it be to you, my dear sister, and his father, and to you all. 

" The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, and still, though with 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL SIXTH GENERATION. 219 

broken hearts, let us join with His ancient servant, in owning that the name 
of the Lord is blessed. 

' ' When all mortal consolations seem so inadequate, there is One who 
has wept over such afflictions, and is touched with the feeling of our 
infirmities. 

" My duties prevent my being with you. 

" I must close with my deepest sympathy for you all. 

Yours affectionately, CHARLES JARVIS." 

In less than three months, Major Jarvis was called to follow his 
nephew and namesake, and " was no more on earth." 

Early in October, he rejoined his regiment in Yorktown, and 
found it had suffered greatly from sickness. With his usual 
promptitude, he made vigorous efforts to have the sick sent to 
hospitals in the North, and the remainder removed to Newbern, 
N. C. 

The regiment was removed to Newbern, and stationed at New- 
port Barracks, thirty miles distant. Ever mindful of his men and 
their happiness, he provided a generous Thanksgiving dinner for 
the regiment, and he hoped and intended that the giver should be 
unknown, but the generosity of their commander was too well 
known to remain undiscovered. 

On the 1st of December, 1863, he was sent by Col. Ripley, with 
a cavalry escort, on a private expedition, when he was shot by a 
Confederate from behind a tree, and was mortally wounded. He 
was removed to a private house. 

The chaplain of the regiment gave this account of him: ' He 
has been my counsellor amid all my trials as chaplain, and I shall 
never find another that can fill his place." " He was accustomed 
to visit the hospital with me, when I went to read and pray with 
the sick and dying soldiers." " When the tidings reached the 
camp, that the Major was badly wounded, I rode directly out to 
him with the Colonel and other officers. He lay in an elegantly 
furnished room. I read one of the Psalms, and bowed in prayer 
by his bed-side. I then informed him that his situation was one 
of danger, to which he assented with great calmness. He suffered 
great pain. At half past three he peacefully expired, and a Chris- 
tian hero was crowned with glory. The world lost in him a Chris 
tian man, the regiment a father." 

The Vt. 9th Regiment passed a series of resolutions, expressive 
of his noble qualities as an officer, a man, and a Christian, and of 
condolence with his afflicted relatives and friends. 



220 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL SIXTH GENERATION. 



His remains were placed in a metallic coffin, and sent, under an 
escort of officers and privates, home to his afflicted mother. A 
large concourse of relatives and friends followed them to their final 
resting-place in the family cemetery, where he was laid by the side 
of his father. A beautiful white marble sarcophagus has been 
erected by his mother to his memory. 



No. 



Born. 



Name. 
John Head Jar- 
vis, Dec. 3, 1787 

2148 Rebecca Hall, May 15, 1791 

11 children. 

2149 William, Apr. 25, 1811 

2150 Elizab'h Smith, Dec. 27, 1812 

2151 John Head, Mch. 27, 1814 
l52 Fred'k August's, July 26, 1816 

2153 Francis Henry, Feb. 3, 1819 

2154 Rebecca Hall, May 10, 1821 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 



2155 Susan, 



Dec. 27, 1823 



2156 Mary Elizabeth, Dec. 5, 1826 

2157 Chas. Edward, Feb. 1, 1828 

2158 Andr'w Jacks'n, Mch. 6,1830 

2159 Geo.Washmg'n,July 12, 1832 



Jan. 12, 1850 Jan/ 6, 1810. 
Nov. 5, 1858 ' 

Jan. 30, 1863 Dec. 9, 1834. 
May 31, 1813 

Sept. 14, 1836. 
Sept. 9, 1841. 
Dec. 24, 1846. 
May 1, 1860, Isaiah 

Westcott 

May 18, 1845, Henry 
Whiting. 

Dec. 17, 1862 Mch. 12, 1854. 
Oct. 19, 1869 Aug. 7, 1862. 



JOHN HEAD JARVIS 

Was the son of Philip and Ann Jarvis, and his school and early 
business education were obtained in Boston, Mass. In 1807, he 
accompanied Miss Mary P. Sparhawk to Lisbon, as she was engaged 
to be married to William Jarvis, then United States Consul, and a 
resident there. They were married on her arrival at that place. 

In 1810, Mr. Jarvis formed a copartnership under the firm name 
of Witherle & Jarvis, in Castine, Maine, which continued until 
1844. He was a man of sound judgment and superior business 
talents, and was frequently resorted to for counsel and advice. 
He was quite largely interested in navigation, owning a share in 
seventy-one vessels, during the thirty-four years of his active business 
life. He was also interested in fisheries, and in the importation of 
salt, coal, iron, crockery, etc. Politically, he was of the demo- 
cratic school, and quite prominent. He was in the Governor's 
Council, and also represented his town in the Legislature. In his 
religious belief, he was a Methodist, uniting with that Church in 
1843. 



DESCENDANTS OP NATHANIEL SEVENTH GENERATION. 



221 



During the last seven years of his life, his charities were very 
largely and liberally bestowed upon the needy and deserving. 
He died January 12th ? 1850. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Henry Jarvis, Mch. 20, 1792 May 8, 1829 Men. 10, 1814. 

2160 Sarah Milliken, 1794 Dec. 30, 1821 

2 children. 

2161 Mary Jane, Oct. 20, 1817 Jan. 31, 1874 Apr. 11, 1843, Chas. 

Joy. 

2162 Nancy Jarvis, -Dec. 26, 1819 Aug. 18, 1840, Wm. 

G. Triworgy. 
2d wife. 

2163 MargaretParker, 1803 July 22, 1832 



Fred'k Jarvis, 

2164 Mary Parker, 

10 children. 

2165 Henry Augus's, 

2166 Fred. William, 

2167 Charles, 

2168 James O., 

2169 Mary Ann, 

2170 Margaret, 

2171 Philip, 

2172 John Head, 

2173 Francis Head, j 

2174 Car. Louisa, ( 

2d wife 

2175 Mrs. Paulina 

Barrch, 
1 child. 

2176 Geo. A. Jarvis, 



Sept. 28, 1798 Oct. 11, 1872 
1801 July 23, 1843 

Oct. 22, 1822 

Jan. 19, 1824 

Dec. 21, 1825 

Jan. 21, 1827 

Apr. 2, 1829 

Jan. 18, 1831 

May 8, 1832 Oct. 3, 1835 

May 30, 1834 

June 8, 1838 

June 8, 1838 



Oct. 10, 1808 
June 14, 1849 



Apr. 6, 1845. 
Feb. 8, 1849. 
Oct. 1, 1849. 
Dec. 13, 1846. 
Jared Flagg. 
Ed. Hinckley. 

Dec. 10, 1862. 

1860. 

Rufus Osgood. 



Feb. 11, 1849. 
Lizzie Wakefield. 



7TH GENERATION. 
2 1 OS. 

No. Name. Born. Died. 

Leonard Fitz- 
Edw. Jarvis, Aug. 23, 1819 

2177 Mary A. Robison. 

1 child. 

2178 Chas. Edward, May 4, 1858 Aug. 18, 1878 



Married or Remarks. 

Graduate of Bowdoin 
College; lawyer. 



222 DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL - SEVENTH GENERATION. 

CHARLES EDWARD JARVIS, 

The only son of L. F. Jarvis of Vine Springs, Columbia, Cal., was 
a young man of the greatest promise. Born on May 4, 1858, he 
entered, at an early age, Washington College, "Washington, Cal. 
There he soon distinguished himself by his remarkable intellectual 
vigor, untiring industry, and unswerving loyalty to the interests 
and government of the college. When he reached his senior year 
he was offered the Valedictory and Centennial orations, but was 
obliged, on account of ill health, to decline these coveted honors 
and leave college. Shortly after, he fell a victim to the ravages of 
consumption. 

His manly, dignified deportment, his conscientious truthfulness, 
kind and genial disposition, noble aspirations, and calm trust in 
the goodness and mercy of God, endeared him to all who knew 
him intimately. Even now he continues to live in their memory 
as one whose shining brightness is not extinguished, but ever 
serves as a beacon light to lead others to imitate his example. 



1. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Howard Sanford 
Jarvis, Mch. 28, 1834 

2179 Maria Reeder. 

3 children. 

2180 Wm. Pepperrell, Oct. , 1874 

2181 Charles Fitz, Oct., 1875 

2182 Neva Todd, June 9, 1878 



Francis Carr 
Jarvis, 1 Sept. 11, 1832 Dec. 25, 1873. 

2183 Emma Wiley. 

3 children. 

2184 Joseph Russell, Oct. 4, 1874 

2185 Leonard Bradford. 

2186 Eugene Le Baron. 



Susan Pierce Jarvis, 1809 

2187 Jos. Thornton Adams. 

4 children. 

2188 Jeffrey, 1831 1862 

2189 Leonard, 1863 

2190 Susan, 1868 

2191 Ellen Derby. 

1 Grain and lumber merchant, Mayhew's Landing, Cal. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL - SEVENTH GENERATION. 223 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Samuel G. Jar- 
vis, M.D., 1816 Oct. 30, 1848. 

2192 Sarah Jarvis, July 20, 1826 July 3, 1857 

2 children. 

2193 William, Sept. 16, 1849 

2194 Leonard, July 29, 1852 



Russell Jarvis, Jan. 8, 1824 June 19, 1862. 

2195 Lucretia Everett Rice. * 
3 children. 

2197 Annie Ladd, June 22, 1864 April 14, 1867 

2198 Russell, Dec. 19, 1867 

2199 Wm. Rice, Oct. 10, 1871 

JARVIS HOUSE, CLAREMONT, N. H. 

[The following description of this venerable old mansion is abbreviated 
from an article which appeared in the Northern Advocate, of July 18, 1876 :] 

" Here and there in the nooks and corners of old New England, 
colonial mansions yet remain, which carry us back in thought a 
century or more. While all else has changed, these old houses 
remain the same. They seem to speak and tell us what sort of 
men our forefathers were. Many may be found in the Connecti- 
cut Valley, a*nd, possibly, the conservative influence of the staid 
old river, moving slowly onward in its course, may have been the 
cause of their preservation. 

"Claremont can boast of one of these, which is more than ordi- 
narily quaint and beautiful, namely, the residence of Col. Russell 
Jarvis, who was born within its walls, and has lived in it ever 
since. 

" The great timbers of its frame show that houses built a century 
ago were built to stay. The immense piazza, with its giant colon- 
nade, extending around three sides of the house, is nearly large 
enough to contain as many modern dwellings. The large elms in 
front, which spread their protecting arms above, are as sound and 
vigorous as they were a hundred years ago, but are bolted and 
ironed through and through that their great weight may not cause 
their own destruction. The cool plashing of the fountains beneath, 
the whispering of the winds through the branches, provide an 



Daughter of Wm. A. and Emily P. Rice of Portsmouth, K H. 



224 DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL SEVENTH GENERATION. 

unceasing natural, melody. Within are to be found an endless 
variety of ancient furniture and. bric-a-brac, which would cause the 
insanity of one possessed by the now fashionable mania. Dark 
carved secretaries, chairs, and sideboard; a piano, which certainly 
is one of the oldest of its species, and looks the personification of 
modesty beside its more showy modern sister; china and tiles of 
the most quaint and curious pattern; pictures upon the walls which 
unmistakably show the touch of the master-hand one, the posses- 
sion of which the most lavish of modern collectors well might 
envy. It represents Thomyris, the Queen of the Scythians, caus- 
ing the head of Cyrus to be plunged into a vase filled with blood. 
This painting has a curious history, having been the property of a 
French nobleman living in San Domingo. During the massacre 
of 1791, his house was burned, and in that night of horrors he 
escaped, saving this, his most valuable piece of property, and little 
else. He fled with it to Boston, where it was bought by Colonel 
Jarvis's grandfather. This painting attracted much attention at 
the art exhibition in Boston in 1832, at which very many of the 
finest works of art in America were exhibited, Mr. Jarvis having 
loaned it to the association^ In the room devoted to masterpieces 
in the Louvre, Paris, is to be seen a picture by Rubens, exactly 
similar to this in all respects, except that it is somewhat larger. 
From the known habit of the old masters of painting duplicates, 
from the masterly coloring, the great pains taken to select and save 
this from the conflagration, and the judgment of those whose 
opinions are valuable, there is every reason to suppose that this is 
an original, the work of the great master himself. 

" It would lead one to too great a length to attempt to describe 
all the objects of interest in this rare old mansion. From the 
grounds there are views which are admired by all who know them, 
and that of Ascutney and the valley was pronounced by Bierstadt 
to be one of the finest he had ever painted. 

"The house is situated on a farm of over 1,000 acres, on which 
are many heads of fine cattle, and about 500 merino sheep. Col. 
Jarvis has raised over 200 tons of hay from this farm in one 
season. 

" In the carriage-house are to be found vehicles which were used 
in the olden time. The family coach, a quaint-looking structure of 
enormous size, was built in Boston about one hundred and fifty 
years ago, and was wont to roll through the streets of that city when 
it was but a provincial town. The size and strength of the running 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL - SEVENTH GENERATION. 225 

gear is simply immense. Its axles were forged by hand before 
the use of the lathe was known. A curious box in front is the 
driver's lofty perch; on a platform behind, the footman stands. 
Inside it is broad and roomy. The windows slide up and down in 
a curious sort of a way. Upon the sides are capacious pockets. 
In short, this is just such a family coach as one finds described in 
the English literature of a hundred years ago. Another carriage 
is still more interesting in some respects. The body, made of 
bamboo, was brought from England some ninety years since, and 
in form and construction is still a model of beauty. One of the 
pleasantest associations connected with this is that Marquis Lafay- 
ette, on his visit to America in 1825, was conveyed in it from 
Claremont to Windsor by the invitation of Colonel Jarvis's father. 
"These old carriages had not been disturbed for twenty -five 
years, and when, on Centennial Independence Day, it was proposed 
to bring them forth as worthy relics of the past, it was found 
necessary to enlarge the doors, which had been constructed with 
reference to the less stately equipages of the present day." 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Caroline Jarvis. 

2200 John H. Uhl. 

2 children. 

2201 Russell Jarvis. 

2202 Margaretta Christina. 

2 1 &5. 

Mary P. Spar- 
hawk Jarvis, May 21, 1809 Sept. 9, 1829. 

2203 Hon. Hampden 

Cutts, Aug. 3, 1803 April 28, 1875 

9 children. 

2204 Edw. Holy oke, May, 1831 Jan. 10, 1855. 

2205 Eliz. Bartlett 

Jarvis, Nov., 1833 April 1, 1834 

2206 Anna Holy oke, June 17, 1835 Aug. 24, 1861. 

2207 Eliz. Bartlett, April 12, 1837 Feb., 1864 Apr. 27, 1861, Alf. R. 

Bullard, M.D. 

2208 Wm. Jarvis, June 30, April, 1853 

2209 Mary Pepper- 

rell Carter, May 2, 1843 Aug. 18, 1848 

2210 Hampden, Aug. 19, 1845 August, 1848 

2211 Charles Jarvis, March, 1848 Sept. 13, 1863 

2212 Harriet Louisa, Feb. 1, 1851 

29 



226 DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL - SEVENTH GENERATION. 

MRS. MARY PEPPERRELL SPARHAWK CUTTS 

Was born in Lisbon, May 21, 1809. She was the eldest child of 
William Jarvis, then American Consul and Charge d 1 Affaires, and 
Mary Pepperrell Sparhawk. 

In 1829, she married the Hon. Hampden Cutts of Portsmouth, 
N.H., a graduate of Harvard College, and a lawyer of much ability, 
who was distinguished for his eloquence, scholarly attainments, and 
polished manners. 

Later in life, he was appointed Judge, and was four years a 
member of the Legislature, three years Senator, and until his 
death, Vice-President of the New England Historical and Genea- 
logical Society. 

Mrs. Cutts inherits her father's good practical sense, his taste for 
literature, energy, uprightness of character, and warm and benevo- 
lent heart, together with her mother's piety and love of reading. 

At the time of the purchase of " Mount Vernon " by the ladies 
of the Union, she was Vice- Regent for Vermont, and labored for 
this patriotic cause with her characteristic energy and enthusiasm. 
She has been an occasional contributor to the press, and, after the 
death of her father, wrote a valuable work entitled "The Life and 
Times of William Jarvis," Riverside Press. This biography is inter- 
esting, and contains much valuable historical information. It is a 
work of much merit, entitling her to a high rank as an authoress, 
displaying the amiable qualities of her heart in the sacred relations 
of daughter, wife, and mother. She is distinguished for her piety, 
her hospitality, and love of children ; and her house is the resort 
of both young and old, and the charm of her relatives and friends. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Eliz. B. Jarvis, Feb. 22, 1811 July, 1848 Feb. 14, 1833. 

2213 David Everett Wheeler. 

3 children. 

2214 Mary Eliza'th, May 7,1837 Nov. 7,1838 

2215 Everett Pepper- 

rell, Men. 10, 1840 Nov. 22, 1866. 

2216 Mary Hannah, Feb. 23, 1842 May 24 r 1865. 

DAVID E. WHEELER 

Was the son-in-law of Consul Jarvis, marrying his daughter. Miss 
Elizabeth Bartlett Jarvis, Feb. 14, 1833. He was the second son 
of John B. Wheeler, who was a wealthy merchant of Orford, 
N. H. His father died Aug. 26, 1842. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL - SEVENTH GENERATION. 227 

Mr. Wheeler prosecuted his preparatory studies for college at 
Kimball Union Academy in Plainfield, N. H. He was graduated 
from Dartmouth College in 1827, and spent one year at the Law 
School in Cambridge, Mass. He then went to New York, where 
he studied law two years with Hon. Jonas Platt, and was admitted 
to the Bar in September, 1830. He resided in New York until 
the time of his death. 

In 1844, he was a member of the Assembly of New York, and 
a member of the Board of Education of the city. 

For four years, he was the Editor of two periodicals printed in 
New York, and while a member of the Legislature, he published 
a Report on the Quarantine Laws, and, in 1851, a discourse before 
the Order of United Americans. 

He married, for his second wife, Mrs. Myra Ann Haxton of 
New York, daughter of John M. Raymond of Kent, Conn., 
Feb. 6, 1854. 

He was a good lawyer, an honored member of the Bar, and 
in all the relations of life, was highly esteemed as a man of elegant 
manners, a kind and affectionate husband, and Christian gentle- 
man. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Harr't B. Jarvis, Feb. 8,1820 Aug., 1843. 

2217 Rev. J. DeForest 

Richards, Dec. 2, 1872 

6 children. 

2218 Wm. Jarvis, June 11, 1844 Oct. 21, 1849 

2219 DeForest, Aug. 5, 1846 

2220 Anna Bartlett, Apr. 18, 1849 Mch. 13, 1858 

2221 Jarvis, Sept. 15, 1852 

2222 Sarah Margaret, Oct. 21, 1857 

2223 Bartlett. Jan. 6, 1861 

MRS. HARRIET BARTLETT RICHARDS 

Was a daughter of the late Consul Jarvis, and inherited much of 
her father's character. She was noble, generous, and warm- 
hearted, and, like her sister, Mrs. Dinsmore, was surrounded by a 
large circle of friends. 

Since the death of her husband, December 2, 1872, she has 
devoted herself to the education of her children, and her whole 
life abounds with kindness, charity, and benevolence. 

M. P. S. C. 



228 



DESCENDANTS OP NATHANIEL - SEVENTH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. 

Katharine L. 
Jarvis, Dec. 25, 1832 

2224 Col. Leavitt Hunt. * 

6 children. 

2225 ClydeDuVernet,May 30, 1861 

2226 Jarvis, Aug. 5, 1863 

2227 Maud Daore, July, 1864 

2228 Nina, Mch., 1866 

2229 Leavitt B., 1868 

2230 Morris B., Mch., 1871 



Died. Married or Remarks. 

July, 1860. 



1871 



William Jarvis, Apr. 25, 1811 Jan. 30, 1863 Dec. 9, 1834. 

2231 Phebe Perkins, Oct. 5, 1813 May 12, 1838 

2 children. 

2232 Wm. Henry, Sept. 30, 1835 Sept. 18, 1837 

2233 Phebe Perkins, May 15, 1838 Feb. 1, 1863 Albert Treat. 

2d wife. 

2234 Lydia D. Bridg- 



ham, 
3 children. 
2235 Henrietta A., 
2236 Charles W., 
2237 Edward B., 


July, 1823 

July 20, 1842 
June 5, 1845 
Apr., 1852 



John Head 
Jarvis, Mch. 27, 1814 

2238 Sarah Elizabeth 

Hovey, July 11, 1819 

1 child. 

2239 Delia Farley, 2 Nov. 4,1839 



Sept. 14, 1886. 



Sept, 13, 1866. 



JOHN HEAD JARVIS, JR., 

The subject of the present sketch, was the son of John H. and 
, Rebecca Jarvis, and commenced his business education with the 
house of Witherle & Jarvis, about the year 1830. In 1835, he 
commenced business for himself in Ellsworth, Maine. In 1843, 
he returned to Castine, and formed a copartnership with his 
brothers, under the firm name of William & John H. Jarvis & Co., 

1 Son of the Hon. Jonathan Hunt of Brattleboro, Vt. 

2 Married John C. Chamberlain, who died August 11, 1867; December 
13, 1871, Thomas D. Chamberlain. 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL - SEVENTH GENERATION. 229 

doing an extensive trade, one branch of which was furnishing 
supplies to more than sixty sail of fishermen, annually. 

They were also largely interested in navigation, and in the 
importation of salt, iron, coal, etc. 

Mr. Jarvis withdrew from the firm in 1857. He has frequently 
been importuned to accept offices of honor and trust, which he 
has almost invariably declined. Among the offices offered were 
Governor's Council, Bank Commissioner, Treasurer of Bowdoin 
College, Representative to the State Legislature, with many others. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Frederick Au- 
gustus Jarvis, July 26, 1816 Sept. 9, 1841. 

2240 Frances M. Flagg. 

6 children. 

2241 Josephine Head, Sept. 22, 1842 Geo. Comb Folsom. 

2242 Francis Pillsb'y, Aug. 26, 1844 

2243 Sarah Jane, July 3, 1847 

2244 Maria Sanford, June 25, 1850 

2245 Ann Olney, Mch. 21, 1852 

2246 Fred. Win., Mch. 17, 1857 

SI 53. 

Francis Henry 
Jarvis, Feb. 3, 1819 Dec. 24, 1846. 

2247 Caroline Head 

Hovey, June 26, 1821 

4 children. 

2248 Frank Seymour, Jan. 21, 1848 

2249 Emma Robins, June 21, 1849 

2250 Mary Elizabeth, June 20, 1854 

2251 Wm. Hovey, Aug. 15, 1856 



Cbas. Ed. Jarvis, Feb. 1,1828 Dec. 17, 1862 Mch. 12, 1854. 
2252 Caroline M. Jordan. 

1 child. 
2254 Julia Alice, Aug. 27, 1855 



Geo. Washing- 

ton Jarvis, July 12, 1832 Oct. 19, 1869 Aug. 7, 1862. 
2255 Lucy A. Verrill. 
3 children. 






230 DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL - SEVENTH GENERATION. 

No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

2256 Geo. Howard, Aug. 4, 1864 Oct. 9, 1869 

2257 Annie G., Dec. 27, 1866 

2258 Henry W., Aug. 15, 1869 



HenryA.Jarvis,Oct. 22,1822 Apr. 6, 1845. 

2259 Nancy A. Joy, Apr. 28, 1820 

12 children. 

2260 Anna Head 

Jarvis, Jan. 8, 1846 Aug. 18, 1848 

2261 Fred. Augustus,Feb. 26, 1847 Aug. 16, 1848 

2262 Henry Herbert, Jan. 17, 1849 

2263 Mary Parker, May 26, 1851 Byron G. Morse. 

2264 Harriet Head, July 24, 1853 

2265 Arthur Ed ward, Feb. 26, 1855 

2266 Anna Lee, Nov. 19, 1856 

2267 EverardAugus., July 10, 1857 May 6,1858 

2268 Irving Austin, Dec. 25, 1859 

2269 Hollis Joy, Feb. 29, 1861 

2270 Fred. William, Oct. 2, 1863 

2271 Mabel Sadie, Aug. 28, 1866 Jan. 13, 1875 



Fred. Wm. Jarvis, Jan. 19, 1824 Feb. 8, 1849. 

2272EmilineP.Milli- 

ken, May 17, 1834 

Child. 
2273 Annie Flagg Jarvis, 1857 Jan. 30, 1862 



Charles Jarvis, Dec. 21, 1825 Oct. 1, 1849. 

2274 Julia A. Barrch,Oct. 22, 1832 Aug. 28, 1868 

4 children. 

2275 Chas. P., July 20, 1850 Rosabella Lord. 

2276 Fred. A., Jan. 29, 1853 

2277 Ellen B., Aug. 14, 1856 

2278 Caroline A., Dec. 25, 1858 Mch. 18, 1874 

SI OS. 

James O. Jarvis, Jan. 21,1827 Dee. 13, 1846. 

2279 Augusta Barrch, July 6, 1820 

3 children. 

2280 James Edmund, Feb. 13, 1849 Elizabeth C. Brown. 

2281 Lizzie Maud, Mch. 28, 1854 Mch. 31, 1867 

2282 Howard Barrch, Mch. 20, 1858 



DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL - EIGHTH GENERATION. 231 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

John H. Jarvis, May 30, 1834 Dec. 10, 1862. 

2283 Emmiline Barren, June 7, 1844 Sept. 2,1869 

1 child. 

2284 Ida May Jarvis, Sept. 7, 1863 



Fr'ncisH. Jarvis, June 8, 1838 1860. 

2285 Lucy Grindle. 

1 child. 

2286 George, 1863 

2d wife. 

2287 Laura Fruthy. 

2 children. 

2288 Bainbridge, Apr. 26, 1873 

2289 Julia B., Oct., 1874 



STH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks 

Ed. H. Cutts, May 1831 Jan. 10, 1855. 

2290 Annie Sherwood. 

9 children. 

2291 Win. Hampden,Oct. 26, 1856 Oct. 25, 1863 

2292 Mary Sherwood, May 1, 1858 Aug. 31, 1877 

2293 Eliz. Bartlett, Nov. .25, 1860 

2294 Edw'd Duncan, Jan. 15, 1863 Mar. 12, 1863 

2295 Katie Anna, Oct. 6, 1866 

2296 Lillian Ursula, Sept. 16, 1868 

2297 Hampden, July 26, 1870 

2298 Winnifred, June 9, 1874 

2299 Margaret Anna, May 22, 1876 

CAPTAIN EDWARD HOLYOKE CUTTS 

Was the eldest grandson of Consul Jarvis, and was educated at 
Thetford Academy, and at the Military College at Norwich, Ver- 
mont. He afterward prosecuted his mathematical studies with a 
civil engineer, and was fitted for that profession, but concluding to 
try his fortune in the far West, he joined an acquaintance at Red 
Wing, Wisconsin. Not liking that region, he went to Minnesota, 
then almost an unknown territory, in company with two other 



232 DESCENDANTS OF NATHANIEL EIGHTH GENERATION. 

young men. On foot, each with a knapsack, a pocket compass, and 
a hatchet, they travelled for three days, when they found hospita- 
ble quarters with a French gentleman, who had married the daugh- 
ter of an Indian chief. The name of the Frenchman was Fari- 
bault, and under his advice, Mr. Cutts selected a tract of Govern- 
ment land on the Strait River, about four miles distant, combin- 
ing prairie, woodland, and bluffs. Here he " set up stakes," when 
he soon returned to Red Wing for oxen, a stove, provisions, etc. 
He was one of the eldest pioneers of Minnesota, and devoted himself 
to agriculture for many years, witnessing the growth of Faribault, 
from a small settlement of one house, and a few squatters and 
Indian huts, till it became a nourishing city, with churches, banks, 
flour mills, etc. He saw, under the missionary influence of Bishop 
W hippie, and Rev. Dr. Buck, a cathedral, a grammar-school for boys, 
a college, a beautiful chapel, and a young ladies' seminary estab- 
lished. 

With energy, fortitude, and firmness, Mr. Cutts endured the pri- 
vations and hardships of pioneer life, and his integrity and honor- 
able conduct won the esteem and respect of all who knew him. 

At the commencement of the war, he left his wife and children, 
to serve his country as a private soldier, and was first ordered out 
against the Indians, who had made a raid upon the settlement. 

In October, 1861, he was attacked with a malignant typhoid 
fever, and, but for the devoted care of his wife, who went to the 
camp to nurse him, and the interposition of Dr. Buck, from whom 
he received much attention, and many sanitary privileges, he must 
have fallen a victim to the disease. 

After his recovery, he was permitted to go to Philadelphia to 
pursue his military studies, where he received commendation and 
promotion, and was ordered to Arlington Heights. About this 
time, his two little sons died, and in this great trial, Dr. Buck 
looked kindly and tenderly after the afflicted wife. After the .war, 
Mr. Cutts and his wife joined the " Church of the Good Shepherd." 

Just before the close of the war, Capt. Cutts was attacked with 
malarial fever at Petersburgh, Va., and was consequently disabled 
from marching to Richmond with the victorious army, greatly to 
his disappointment. As soon as he was able, he visited his par- 
ents in Brattleboro, and then returned to his home in Minnesota. 
He has recently sold his farm, and built himself a home in Fari- 
bault, on account of the superior privileges afforded by it, of attend- 
ing public worship, and of educating his children. 



DESCENDADTS OF NATHANIE 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 



233 



No. Name. Born. Died. 

Anna H. Cutts, June 17, 1835 

2300 A. Trumbull 

Howard, Nov. 1, 1830 

7 children. 

2301 Cecil Hampden,Sept. 5, 1862 

2302 Mary Cutts, Feb. 22, 1865 

2303 Edith Elizabeth, Jan. 24, 1868 Sept. 9, 1868 

2304 Rose Jarvis, Aug. 27, 1869 Aug. 17, 1870 

2305 Maud Jarvis, July 19, 1871 July 23, 1872 

2306 Chas. Trumbull, Oct. 18, 1873 

2307 Edward Elliot, July 2, 1876 



Married or Remarks. 
Aug. 24, 1861. 



Everett P. 
Wheeler, Mch. 10, 1840 

2308 Lydia Lorraine 

Hodges. 
5 children. 

2309 Annie Lorraine, Oct. 30, 1868 

2310 Ethel Jarvis, Apr. 18, 1871 

2311 David Everett, Nov. 23, 1872 

2312 Winifred Fay, Aug. 30, 1875 

2313 Beatrice. 



Nov. 22, 1866. 



Mary H. 
Wheeler, Feb. 23, 1842 

2314 Rev. Cornelius 

B. Smith. 
3 children. 

2315 Mabel Wheeler, Sept. 8, 1867 

2316 Everett Pep- 

perrell, Sept. 21, 1869 

2317 Clar'ce Bishop, Oct. 17, 1872 



May 24, 1865. 



234 DESCENDANTS OF JOHN JARVIS. 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN JARVIS. 



In introducing the branch of our genealogy, to which the emi- 
nent statistician and physiologist, Dr. Edward Jarvis, belongs, we 
cannot do better than give a synopsis of one of his letters to Dr. 
Milton B. Jarvis of Canastota, N. Y., dated Mch. 16, 1870. 

In this letter, he gives an account of his extensive labors in endeav 
oring to obtain reliable information of his ancestors, and, also, the 
results at which he has arrived regarding them. He says: 

" For thirty years, I have examined the Boston, Cambridge, and 
Dorchester town and church records, grave-stones, probate rec- 
ords, wills, administrations for 250 years, Brewster's transcripts, 
deeds, mortgages, household bills, genealogical registers, directo- 
ries, and newspapers; have had much correspondence, and collected 
the records in families, obituaries, etc. 

" Including these, I have a great quantity of fragments of family 
history. Out of these I have endeavored to form a complete 
account, from the first of the name to the many now living, but 
although I have so much material, I yet want more to complete the 
connection of the generations, and have many Melchizedeks, with- 
out father or mother, and some of these stand alone, without either 
parents or children. (For many of these records, see Appendices 
C. and G.) 

"The first notice I find of the name is John Jarvis, merchant, 
who died July 24th, 1648. Another notice of John Jarvis is in the 
mention of an estate October, 1651. In another administration of 
an estate the name of Mr. Jarvis is again introduced. Nothing is 
known of any of this name. 

" On the 18th of September, 1661, we find the marriage of John 
Jarvis to Rebecca Farkman, by Richard Belingham, Deputy Gov- 
ernor, yet he may have been the son of the other John, who died 
in 1648. The family has been in Boston from that time until now, 
and in some families these lines are traceable. 

" From 1749, for a period of a hundred years, the records were 
neglected, and it is impossible to trace families through that century, 
except from family records and other casual agencies. 

"The tradition that seems to me the most reliable is, that John 
Jarvis, our first ancestor, in Boston, came from Yorkshire, Eng- 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN JARVIS. 235 

land. The name of Jarvis, Jervise, Jarvise, and Jervis, is very 
common in Yorkshire, and especially in the city of York, but, 
probably, not very common in the South of England. I did not 
find it in the London Directory, nor see a sign with the name 
in London, Liverpool, Birmingham, or elsewhere in England or 
Scotland. When I dined with the Society of Veterans in London, 
I was made to speak. The Newmarket Secretary of the London 
Statistical Society, in a speech, afterwards, pointing to me, said: 
" Our guest and friend is one of us. You see he is Yorkshire. 
We recognize it in his voice and his manner of speech. He has 
been gone only seven generations, and comes back. We recognize 
him," meaning that I resembled the family in Yorkshire. 

" There are Jarvises in Scotland, also in Ireland. In France, the 
name is Gervaise. 

" I have put these facts or names into a genealogical chart, that is, 
those that seem to have a home in my line, yet I have many names 
for which I can find no connection. 

" Unfortunately, my grandfather, John Jarvis, finds no recorded 
father. Traditionally, he was born in Boston, married in 1765, to 
my grandmother, Miss Bowmon, then twenty -three years of age. 

"In 1785, with the spirit of adventure, he went to the interior 
of New York, leaving his family in Massachusetts. He was not 
heard from again alive, but a returning traveller brought intelli- 
gence that soon after reaching the new region, he, or rather a Mr. 
Jarvis from Massachusetts, was taken ill and died suddenly, but 
could not designate the place." 

We also extract the following notes from Dr. Edward Jarvis's 
collections : 

" Nathaniel Jarvis was born 1631, in Boston, moved from Bos- 
ton in 1755, to Cambridge, where he purchased an estate a few rods 
northwest of the common, on the northeast side of the road from 
Cambridge to West Cambridge (Arlington), which estate was in 
the hands of the family as late as 1853, and occupied by his two 
daughters, Mary, widow of Phinehas Stone, then 89 years old, and 
Rebecca Parkham Jarvis, then 82 years of age. 

" The estate is still (July 10, 1868), called the Jarvis estate and 
was lately bought by the College.' 7 



236 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN SECOND GENERATION. 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN. 
IST GENERATION. 



No. 



Born. 



Name. 
John Jarvis, 

2319 Elizabeth Bowmon, 

9 children. 

2320 John, Oct. 3, 1767 

2321 Francis. Aug. 28, 1768 

2322 Sam'l Bowmon, Aug. 11, 1770 



Nov. 16, 1819 



May 
Oct. 



25, 1802 
1, 1840 



2323 Stephen, 

2324 Caleb, 

2325 Sarah, 

2326 Elizabeth, 

2327 Susan, 

2328 Ann, 



Jan. 9, 1772 

Aug. 25, 1773 

1776 

1778 
1780 
1784 



April 25, 1835 



Married or Remarks. 
Oct. 30, 1765. Both res- 
idents of Camb'dge. 

April 7, 1793. 
Margaret Wool. 

May 10, 1798. 
Elihu Janes. 

Abel Prescott. 



GENERATION. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

John Jarvis, Oct. 3, 1767 May 25, 1802 April 7, 1793. 
2329 Sally Cunning- 



ham, 

5 children. 

2331 John, 

2332 Sally, 

2333 John, Jr., 

2334 James, 

2335 Asa, 



May 11, 1816 

June 23, 1794 May 23, 1796 

Dec. 10, 1795 

Aug. 19, 1797 Jan. 2, 1855 Jan. 6, 1822. 

April 28, 1799 June 1, 1822 

May 27, 1802 Feb. 27, 1803 



Francis Jarvis, Aug. 28, 1768 Oct. 1,1840 Deacon. 

2336 Milicent Hosmer, 1768 April 23, 1826 

7 children. 

2337 Francis, Nov. 5,1794 April 5,1875 Phebe Hubbard ; Ison. 

2338 Mira, May 30, 1796 Nov. 1, 1800 

2339 Louisa, Nov. 7, 1798 May 7, 1815 

2340 Charles, Nov. 27, 1800 Feb. 24, 1826 

2341 Edward, Jan. 9, 1803 Almira Hunt of Dor- 

chester. 

2342 Stephen, April 27, 1806 June 13, 1855 Lydia G. Prescott, 

2343 Nathan, Aug. 8, 1808 Jan. 16, 1851 Ellen Chinn. 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN SECOND GENERATION. 237 

[The following sketch of Dr. Edward Jarvis was written by the Rev. 
George W. Hosmer of Newton, Mass., who was his townsman, lifelong 
friend, and college classmate.] 

DR. EDWARD JARVIS 

Was born in Concord. Mass., Jan. 9, 1803. His father, Francis 
Jarvis, came to Concord, a young man, in 1789. He married 
Milicent Hosmer, a daughter of one of the oldest families in town. 
They had seven children, five sons and two daughters. One of 
the daughters died very young, while the other passed away in 
the beauty of young maidenhood. This family was among the 
most respectable in town. 

Mr. Jarvis, for forty years, was an active and leading citizen. 
He was, originally, a baker, and began his business life in Concord, 
in 1790, at the end of his twenty-second year. His home and 
place of business were in the centre of the village, next to the 
meeting-house. In his day, a baker's establishment was a large 
and respectable business, and only the larger towns had bakeries. 
To distribute and sell the bread in all that vicinity was as laborious 
as to make it. From the beginning Mr. Jarvis was successful. 
He seldom made mistakes, and whatever he touched seemed to 
prosper in a quiet, slow way, but surely. 

Aside from his bakery, he had a natural taste for gardening and 
agriculture, and, in 1793, began the purchase of land. To his 
original purchase, he added, from time to time, other fields, until 
his farm was sufficient for his occupation; and ultimately he gave 
his exclusive attention to its cultivation. 

While yet a young man, his leisure hours were spent in useful 
and thoughtful reading, and he longed to turn from the farm, the 
bread and its distribution, to a student's life. He would have 
prepared for college, when his name might have been known as 
that of a profound lawyer, but he could not dispose of his business 
and property satisfactorily. He, consequently, kept on in the even 
tenor of his way, and, by wise economy and enterprise, conducted 
a useful business, acquired a competency, and for long years was 
loved and honored as one of the most intelligent and virtuous 
citizens. Possessing an active mind, he was well-informed in 
history, philosophy, political economy, and especially in works of 
divinity and morals*. He made it a practice to read his Bible 
through each year. 

His was an extended horizon. His opinions had weight, his 



238 DESCENDANTS OF JOHN SECOND GENERATION. 

judgment was trustworthy, and his approbation for a young man 
or woman was, to them, a fortune. Calm and self-possessed, he 
shrank from cheap notoriety. He never cared much for office, 
but was always ready for duty, burdens, and sacrifice. He repre- 
sented the town in the Legislature, and for many years was one in 
an honored line of deacons in the Unitarian Church. As the 
writer looks back through sixty years to Concord as it was in his 
boyhood, the grave, saintly face of Deacon Jarvis in the seat of 
honor in front of the pulpit, is one of the prominent figures in the 
old meeting house. 

The home of Deacon Jarvis was a model. Mrs. Jarvis was a 
gentle, loving woman, and her heart was bound up in her family. 
She was greatly respected and beloved, and her children " rose up 
and called her blessed." 

The eldest son, Francis, remained with his father, and took his 
business. In his later years he became a farmer, and was a highly 
respectable citizen of Concord. He died in 1875, at the age of 
eighty. 

Charles, the second son, was educated at Harvard University, 
graduated in 1821, took his medical degree in 1824, and settled as 
a physician in Bridgewater, Mass. He was a most worthy, promis- 
ing young man, "one who did not need the smart of folly to make 
him wise, nor the sting of guilt to make him virtuous." Greatly 
beloved by those who knew his worth, and with his excellent and 
thorough medical preparation, he would have been a useful and 
honored member of his profession, but a fatal disease fell upon his 
young life, and with beautiful and manly resignation he turned 
back from his prospects of success, and died in 1826, in the twenty- 
sixth year of his age. 

Stephen, the fourth son, was born in 1806. He was an energetic 
and enterprising youth, went to sea, rose early to be master of a 
ship, and was successful, but lameness, from a fall on his vessel, 
compelled him to leave the sea, when he joined his brother Nathan 
in the wholesale drug business in New Orleans. 

Nathan, the fifth son, was born in Concord in 1808. He learned 
his business in Boston, and, for many years, was an extensive and 
successful merchant in New Orleans. He was distinguished for 
integrity and enterprise. Both brothers, within four years, were 
lost Nathan, in 1851, by the explosion of a steamer on the Missis- 
sippi, and Stephen, suddenly, in 1855. He left one, and Nathan 
two, daughters. 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN SECOND GENERATION. 239 

DOCTOR EDWARD JARVIS, the third son, now a resident of Boston, 
in the Dorchester district, is in his seventy-sixth year. In the 
brief sketches the writer has given of his parents, family, and early 
home, he has prepared the background for a picture of his school- 
fellow, college classmate, and lifelong friend. It is a labor of love 
to make the delineation. It is a privilege to portray a fine person, 
to describe a noble character. 

Doctor Jarvis had his earliest education in that good home, so 
full of love and wisdom, and then he went to the public schools 
of Concord, which have always been excellent. I think he read 
more books than most boys, and that he saw better life about him 
than many boys ever know or experience. 

Seventy years ago, enterprise in this country was greatly quick- 
ened in the direction of woolen manufactures. Merino sheep were 
imported, and superior cloths began to be made. Many young 
men turned their attention to the manufacture of woolens, and 
young Jarvis among the rest. He became an apprentice in a 
famous establishment, Rock Bottom in Stow, and, for a year or 
two, was looking forward to that kind of service as his life-work ; 
but a change of purpose came over him, and he preferred to culti- 
vate his mental rather than his physical organization. He was, 
therefore, prepared for college at Westford Academy, and entered 
Harvard in 1822. In college he was known as a genial friend, as 
a young man of ability and of decided principles. He was a good 
general scholar, but not ambitious of college rank, and he studied 
and read much more widely than the prescribed course. An inci- 
dent occurred to reveal his high moral sense. There were funds 
then, though small compared with the large and numerous founda- 
tions now at Harvard, for students in need of pecuniary aid. 
Applications were made for help, and there were more applicants 
than funds. Young Jarvis had no thought of applying, but, by 
some mistake, he was put upon the list of beneficiaries, and money 
was sent to him. Many a father, as well off as Deacon Jarvis, 
sought for the privilege of these funds and received it; but young 
Jarvis at once referred to his father, and the money was returned. 
In all college incidental expenses, the father counselled economy, 
but was careful to say to his son: " Never fail to do your honest 
part." 

In 1825, when young Jarvis was in his senior year, his room- 
mate, who was of a wealthy family, desired to have a carpet on 
the floor of their room, and offered to pay the whole cost. This 



240 DESCENDANTS OF JOHN SECOND GENERATION. 

was a rare college luxury in those days, as there were not a half 
dozen in all the rooms of the class. Jarvis wrote to his father, 
stating the generous proposition of his associate. His father at 
once wrote back: "1 ought not to afford to give you a carpet, but 
I would not have you tread on a carpet that you did not- pay for, 
nor would I prevent your room-mate from having this comfort. 
You must, therefore, have the carpet, and you pay one-half the 
cost." And thus the wise father trained his sons to honorable 
independence and manliness. Jarvis was greatly respected in the 
class, and at the end of college life was made Class Secretary. 
He was graduated in 1826, and still holds the office in 1878. 

He taught the Centre Grammar School in Concord for one year, 
showing thereby that a "prophet may have honor, even in his own 
country." He was faithful, and he and his school had a profitable 
and happy year. 

Then came the study of medicine, although at one time he had 
serious thoughts of entering the ministry, but this was given up 
from an impediment in his speech. He now turned to the study 
of medicine, with an enthusiasm and determination to be useful. 
He applied himself to his books, studied very hard, and enjoyed 
the best medical opportunities in this country. He became an 
adept in botany and chemistry, and, in 1830, he took his degree, 
at Harvard, of Doctor of Medicine. He settled, as a physician, in 
Northfield, Mass. However busy in his profession, he always 
found time for study. No plant or flower on the mountain or in 
the meadow escaped his eye. He also made himself familiar with 
physiology, lectured upon it, and afterwards published a text book 
for schools and academies. 

After about two years in Northfield, Dr. Jarvis removed to 
Concord, Mass., for a better and more useful field, and there, 
besides attending to his practice, he earnestly pursued his studies, 
pushing his inquiries toward every kind of vital statistics, freely 
giving, at the same time, a helpful service to the town in all its 
social and educational interests; but still a larger field was wanted, 
and after four and a half years in Concord, Dr. Jarvis removed to 
Louisville, Ky. In 1834, he had married Miss Almira Hunt of 
Concord, and in 1837, they set their faces toward what was then 
the Far West, and never did a young husband and wife go West 
with a purer purpose to do good. Five years were spent in Louis- 
ville, with indifferent financial success, but with much study and 
earnest devotion to all humane interests. When the new Medical 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN SECOND GENERATION. 241 

College was established, in 1842, in Louisville, Dr. Jarvis was 
appointed Professor of Materia Medica; but Kentucky was not 
congenial, and the husband and wife returned to their New Eng- 
land home. 

In 1843, Dr. Jarvis settled in Dorchester, Mass. And here it 
was but a repetition of his life in Louisville, but it was here and at 
this time that Dr. Jarvis gave his attention to Insanity and Vital 
Statistics. He wrote elaborate articles, worked with the eminent 
physicians of Boston, and with the Legislature of the State, for 
enlarged provisions for the insane, and for the establishment of 
State Boards of Health and of Charities. For many years, he 
made his house a home for insane persons, bestowing upon them 
benevolent watchfulness and skillful care, which neither in their 
homes nor in a public hospital they could enjoy. Distinguished 
men and women were inmates of his House of Mercy. 

All this varied work made Dr. Jarvis known in Massachusetts 
and throughout New England. Then, in 1865, a call came to him 
from our Government at Washington, to work up the vital sta- 
tistics of the census of 1860 into tabular form, in order to a greater 
usefulness among the people. 

He was strongly urged by the Secretary of the Interior to go to 
Washington, take the entire charge of the remaining work of the 
census, and write the final report of the mortality, but he had no 
desire for office, and was unwilling to leave his home and live in 
Washington. He was then requested to do the work in Dorchester, 
with the aid of as many female clerks as he might find necessary. 
For this purpose, he organized a band of educated young women, 
taken from the high schools in Dorchester and Boston. Under 
his supervision, a large and difficult work, involving abstruse 
mathematics, was done at a very little expense to the government, 
and which was of signal benefit to the country. 

In 1860, Dr. Jarvis visited Europe. He was a delegate from 
the American Statistical Association, to the fourth International 
Statistical Congress in London, and there he cooperated with that 
great assemblage of statisticians and political economists from all 
civilized nations. He was surprised to find that his name had 
gone before him, and that the most flattering attentions awaited 
him in public meetings for Vital Statistics and Social Science, and 
in the homes of many distinguished men in England and on the 
Continent. Indeed, to-day, Dr. Jarvis is better known in Europe 
than in this country, as there vital statistics are a science, while 
31 



242 DESCENDANTS OF JOHN SECOND GENERATION. 

here they are just beginning to claim attention. For years, Dr. Jar- 
vis has done a large service by sending reports of our cities, states, 
and country to state officers of Europe, receiving from them, in 
return, their Statistical Histories. These elaborate documents he 
has used in his writings, and has them preserved for future use in 
public libraries, in which he will leave them. His correspondence 
with the savant of Europe is quite large, and boxes of books are 
passing to and fro by means of the international exchange system 
of the Smithsonian Institute at Washington. 

When the Arch-Duke Alexis of Russia was in this country, a 
few years ago, Count Shouvaloff, son of the Russian Minister to 
London, was one of the' Prince's attendants. While here, he 
received an injury of the knee which confined him to his room in 
Boston. A physician was called, and the count being eager to 
learn from him everything about New England, the physician 
was often puzzled with his questions, when he begged the count 
to allow him to bring his friend, Dr. Jarvis, who could give him 
all the information he so anxiously desired. The count and the 
doctor had many interviews, which both greatly enjoyed. 

From all these outward activities, professional, statistical, and 
philanthropic, showing the ability and extended information of 
Dr. Jarvis, it is a pleasing task to turn to his inner life, a man so 
eminently conscientious, perhaps scrupulous. Like his father, he 
laid down a line of duty, and followed it to the letter. In giving 
in his property to the assessors, he would count the change in his 
pocket. So great is the confidence in his integrity, that an eminent 
judge, obliged by ill health to leave the country for two years, 
asked the doctor, as a great favor, to hold his money and securities 
during his absence. Quite unwillingly he consented, for he was 
jealous of business, lest it should trench upon his intellectual pur- 
suits; still, for many of the poor and inexperienced, he took charge 
of their little all, with a sharp watch for their interests. Truthful, 
careful, and strictly honest, his word was as good as his bond. 

The doctor was .sometimes a keen censor, but "faithful are the 
wounds of a friend." If he exposed weakness or guilt, a real 
friendliness was the spring of what he did; indeed, there was an 
unusually large beneficence in his life, in public relations as well 
as in private friendships. He has lived to do good. There is a 
loving kindness in his writings on intemperance, idleness, poverty, 
and insanity. His heart bleeds while he lays bare the consequences 
of wrong-doing. Sometimes there is a beautiful tenderness, very 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN SECOND GENERATION. 243 

close to his sharp discrimination. He was associated in an office 
with a lady whom he could not like, although he thought her well- 
disposed. One morning he was to attend a meeting where he 
would be obliged to meet the lady in the business of their common 
office, and his wife saw him in the garden making up a bouquet, 
and she said, "Edward, what are you doing?" He replied, "I 
am making a bouquet for Mrs. - . She is a good woman, but 
I do not like her; she means well, but is unpleasant to me, and I 
will carry her these flowers as a peace-offering." One day he stood 
in a long line of men and women, in the Boston Custom -House, 
awaiting his turn to receive his interest on United States Bonds. 
There was a long line, and the day was very hot; the waiting was 
long and tedious, and an Irish woman, with a baby in her arms, 
stood next to the doctor. Seeing the weary mother, he turned 
and took the baby, taking it to a window-seat near by. and gently 
laying it down, said to her, " You stay here, and I will see that 
you have your turn at the paying-counter." And he did. 

The religious opinions of Dr. Jarvis are clear and strong. He 
U'lieves in one God, and in Jesus Christ whom He hath sent to be 
the Light of the World; that we are children of God, heirs of 
immortality, and subjects of righteous retribution here and here- 
after, for ever. A nd his faith is in his heart, and out of it are the 
issues of his life. 

Though the doctor and his wife have no children, still their 
hearts possess the freshness of youth. They love and are beloved, 
and their simple, pleasant, and cheerful home is the resort of troops 
of friends. Their work of life is nearly done, and they make 
ready and wait, amidst the evening shadows, for the morning of 
another day. 

Besides the important works above mentioned, and others which 
space will not permit to enumerate, the doctor has written over 
eighty articles for the various medical reviews and magazines in 
this country. 

The subjects upon which the doctor felt so great an interest 
were those upon which he treated and wrote, and in publishing 
his Essays, he sought the channels through which he could best 
reach those whom he wanted to interest and persuade. 



244 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN THIRD GENERATION. 



Died. 



No. Name. Born. 

Caleb Jarvis, Aug. 25, 1773 

2344 Nancy Hyde, Oct. 21, 1776 Sept. 11, 1876 

4 children. 

2345 Mary Ann, 1 June 15, 1800 

2346 Caroline, Feb. 4, 1802 



Married or Remarks. 



April 25, 1835 May 10, 1798. 



2347 Amelia Hyde, Sept. 15, 1810 

2348 Eliz. Bowmon, Jan. 12, 1812 



Dec. 22, 1874 Sept. 7, 1823. 

July 25, 1827, John B. 

Howard. 
Sept. 3, 1856 

Henry R. Healey. 



3D GENERATION. 



No. 



Bora. 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 



April 27, 1846. 



Name. 
John Jarvis, Aug. 19, 1797 Jan. 2, 1855 Jan. 6, 1822. 

2349 Adeline Rust, July 24, 179$ June 18, 1842 

6 children. 

2350 Jas. Lawrence, Feb. 4, 1823 

2351 Eliza Lane, June 30, 1824 

2352 John Q. A., Oct. 21, 1826 May 16, 1827 

2353 Helen Marion, Oct. 6, 1828 

2354 Adeline Matil., Jan. 11, 1833 

2355 Sarah Ann, Nov. 9, 1835 

2d wife. 

2356 Hepzibah Locke, 



Francis Jarvis, Nov. 5, 

2357 PhebeHubbard,Julyl4, 

7 children. 

2358 Louisa, July 23, 



June 28, 1842 
Nov. 25, 1858 



May 7, 1845. 



1794 April 5, 1875 
1799 Feb. 28, 1836 



1820 April 19, 1853 May 16, 1850, Joseph 

Derby. 

2359 Lucy Hubbard, July 22, 1822 Oct. 30, 1855, Joseph 

Derby. 

1825 Oct. 20, 1864. 

1827 Nov. 12, 1828 

1829 Sept. 27, 1856 Oct. 14, 1852, Silas B. 

Wilde. 

1830 Mch. 4, 1836 

1831 April 19, 1836 



2360 Cyrus Hubb'd, 2 Mch. 18, 

2361 Harriet, May 5, 

2362 Fr'cesHubb'd, June 23, 

2363 Sus'h Hubb'd, Aug. 4, 

2364 Margaret, Dec. 28, 



1 Married Nathaniel Hill; 1 child, Mary J. Hill, Mch. 27, 1824. 

2 Married Mary Hosmer, who died Aug. 23, 1865. 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN - FOURTH GENERATION. 245 

4TH GENERATION. 



No. Name. Bora. Died. Married or Remarks. 

Jas. Lawrence 

Jarvis, Feb. 4, 1823 April 27, 1846. 

2365 Luc'tia Cooper, Nov. 24, 1823 

5 children. 



2366 Fred. H., 
2367 Mary A., 
2368 John A., 1 
2369 Maria G., 
2370 Annie G., 


Mch. 9, 1847 
April 26, 1851 Dec. 
Jan. 10, 1854 
Jan. 20, 1857 
July 28, 1866 


9, 1851 
April 12, 1876. 



1 Married Anna McGlensing; 2 children Caroline L., born June 7, 1877; 
James Lawrence, born Jan. 1, 1879. 



246 



FRAGMENTARY GENEALOGIES. 



FRAGMENTARY GENEALOGIES. 



No. Name. Born. 

James Jarvis, 

2372 Penelope Waters. 

2 children. 

2373 John S., Mch. 2, 1695 

2374 Mary, Mch. 25, 1697 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 
July 18, 1694. 



Wm. Jervis, 

2376 Hannah Forward, 

4 children. 

2377 Joseph, 

2378 Joannah, 

2379 Hannah, 

2380 Sarah, 



Of Norwalk. 
Mch. 27, 1723. 



Feb. 17, 1724 
Sept. 27, 1725 
Nov. 23, 1727 
Dec. 27, 1730 June 6, 1732 



IST GENERATION. 



No. Name. 

Stephen Jarvis, 

2382 Ann Wheeler, 

,6 children. 

2383 Susanna, 

2384 Mary, 

2385 Sarah, 

2386 Esther, 

2387 Thomas, 

2388 William, 



Born. 



Feb. 4, 1734 
Dec. 12, 1736 
Feb. 4, 1744 
May 20, 1750 
1761 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 
May 15, 1728. 
Of Smithtown. 



1794 



July 31, 1791. 
D. in Norwalk. 



2D GENERATION. 



No. Name. 

Thomas Jarvis, 
2389 Rebecca Platt. 
7 children. 



Born. 



Died. 



1761 



Married or Remarks. 
July 31, 1791. 



FRAGMENTARY GENEALOGIES. 



247 



'No. Name. 

2390 Platt, 

2391 Jacob. 

2392 Joseph, 

2393 Reuben, 

2394 Dorcas, 

2395 Charity, 

2396 Sally, 



Born. 



1803 



Died. Married or Remarks. 

Mch. 2, 1814, E. Jar- 
vis. 



Residing west end of 

Long Island. 
James Dunbar. 
Samuel Bishop. 
Chas. Hewett. 



No. Name. 

Jacob Jarvis. 
5 children. 

2397 Susan, 

2398 Alonzo. 

2399 George. 

2400 Ira. 

2401 Mary. 



3o GENERATION. 



Born. 



Died. 



Married or Remarks. 



Bowers. 



Joseph Jarvis. 

2402 Esther. 

4 children. 

2403 Mary Esther, 

2404 Phebe Elizabeth, 

2405 Joseph Henry, 

2406 Keturah Ann, 



1803 



John N. Thompson. 
John Remsen. 
Sarah White. 
Townsend B. Gardner 



Melancthon 
Bryant Jervis, 1775 

2408 Polly Smith. 

2 children. 

2409 Hannah, Oct. 9, 1798 

2410 Sally, Feb. 25, 1800 

3d wife. 

2411 Clarissa Jennings, 

2 qhildren. 

2412 Eliza, 1805 

2413 George, 1809 



1856 Sept. 24, 1797. 



Knapp of Norwalk. 
Elias Foote. 

1831 1803. 

A. S. Ames. 
Cath. Williams. 



248 FRAGMENTARY GENEALOGIES. 



No. Name. Born. Died. Married or Remarks. 

George Jar vis, 1809 

2414 Catharine Williams, 1836 

1 child. 

2415 Geo. M. Jarvis, 1847 Dora Vail; 1 child. 



Nathaniel Jarvis, Of Islip. 

4 children. 

2417 Theodorus. 

2418 Susan. 

2419 Selah. 

2420 Brewster. 



Philip Jarvis. 

2422 Elizabeth Weeks, 1814. 

4 children. 

2423 Augustin. 

2424 Moses. 

2 daughters. 



APPENDIX. 



A. 

TOWN ORDER. 
From u Thompson's History of Long Island." 

" At a town Meeting held April 4, 1661, it was agreed that a 
firkin of Butter should be paid in at Stephen Jarvis' house, by the 
middle of June for the satisfaction of a debt due from y e town to 
Ensign Briant." 



B. 

LAW SUITS. 
Prom "Thompson's History of Long Island." 

" October 23 d , 1662. Stephen Jervice, an Attorney, in behalf e 
of James Chichester plf. vs. Tho' Scudder deft., acsion of the case 
and of batery. Deft, says that he did his indevor to save y e 
pigg from y e wolff, but knows no hurt his dog did it: and as for 
y* sow, he denys the charg: touching the batery, striking the boye, 
says he did strike the boye but it was for his abusing his daughter. 

"The verdict of the Jury is, that def ts dog is not fitt to be cept, 
but the acsion fails for want of testimony : but touching the batery, 
the Jury's verdict pass for pl'ff, that def pay him 10 shillings for 
striking the boy, and the pl'if to pay def* 5 shillings for the boye's 
insevility." 

" October 23 d , 1662. Rachell Turner sayth that being husking 
at Tho' Powells, James Chichester found a red ear, and then said 
he must kiss Bette Scudder: Bette say'd she would whip his brick, 
and they two scufeling fell by her side: that this diponent and 
Tho' Scudder being tracing, and having ended his trace, rose up 
and took howld of James Chichester, and gave him a box on the 
ear. Robard Crumfield says, that being husking at Tho' Powells, 
32 



250 APPENDIX C. 

James Chichester found a red eare and then said he must kiss 
Bette Scudder, and they too scufling, Goody Scudder bid him be 
quite, and puld him from her, and gave him a slap on the side of 
the heade: the vardict of the Jury is, that James shall paye pi* 12 
shillings and y e cost of y e cort." 



c. 

NAMES AND INCIDENTS, 
Furnished by Dr. Edward Jarvis of Massachusetts. 

1632. John, son of Thomas Jarvis and Elizabeth, his wife, of 
Charlestown, was born Nov. 18, 1632. 

1637. Homer Jarvis and wife Ann, and d. Ann and Mary, had 
James, born 1637; John, 1639; Mary, June 10, 1641, who 
died August 18, 1642. Another or second wife, Alice, 
had Stephen, born Nov. 24, 1642; Howard or Hannah, 
b. 1644; Mary, 1646. Third wife, Mary, who in another 
place is called Ellen, died Nov. 6, 1665. James was free- 
man, May 17, 1637; died February, 1685; married Sarah 
White, Oct. 13, 1658. 

1641. John, son of Thomas and Margaret Jarvis of Dedham, born 
March 16, 1641. 

1645. Stephen Jarvis, born about 1645; Howard, born Sept. 3, 
1662. 

1658. John Jarvis, Ex. of will of Geo. Manning, July 21, 1658. 

1660. James Jarvis and Sarah Whke, had James, b. Oct. 23, 
1660, d. 1676; Mary, b. April 26, 1664. 

1664. James, Oct. 23, 1660; Mary, April 26, 1664. 

1667. Stephen, son of Homer, m. Abigail Wood, Mch. 29, 1667, 
d. 1749. The family of Jervis were in Staffordshire 
at Medford and Chathill, in the time of Henry VIII. 
Thomas, brother of first James, removed early to Hart- 
ford. 

1700. Rebecca Jarvis, d. of William and Elizabeth, b. May 1, 
1691. Among the early settlers of Essex and Old Nor- 
folk was Andrew Jarvis, 1693 or 1694. 
Will of Elias Jarvis, 1695, Rebecca, wife, Ex. 
Will of Elias Jarvis, 1697, Margaret, wife, Ex. 
Isaac and Abigail Voden (?), m. Jan. 19, 1698; son of John, 
born 1692, Eunice Jarvis, married. 



APPENDIX C. 251 

1700-1710. Nathaniel m. Elizabeth Aug. 13, 1709. This Nathan- 
iel, according to Dr. Miner, came from Wales. 
Benjamin, son of Leonard Jarvis and Sarah, his wife, b. 

Dec. 23, 1706, Cambridge. 
Will of James, 1705, Penelope, his wife, Ex. 
William, son of John and Mary, b. Oct. 17, 1707. 
Hon. Edward Jarvis, Surv'y M. M. C., married Elizabeth 

Sparhawk. Elizabeth Jarvis m. Edmund Quincy, son of 

Henry, who was born 1703. 
1710-1720. Nathaniel Jarvis and Elizabeth Trevit m. July 16, 

1713. 
Susan Jarvis m. Daniel Bradford, 1720; grandson of John, 

1715; William, 1728. Gen. Reg. 
Meeting at house of Nathaniel Jarvis, 1717, to see about a 

meeting house. Drake's History of Boston. 
1720-1730. Susan Jarvis m. Daniel Bradford, 1720; John 1st, 

Aug. 18, 1729; Margaret, Jan. 22, 1731. 
Robert Jarvis and Mary Cross m. Jan. 29, 1723. 
1730-1740. James Jarvis lived in Roxbury, Oct. 22, 1736. 
Will of Mary, 1732. 
Will of Nathaniel (w.), 1737. 

Leonard Jarvis and Susannah Condy m. April 12, 1739. 
James Jarvis and Abigail in. Aug. 14, 1732; daughter, 

Penelope, b. June 24, 1835. 
1740-1750. Will of Abigail, 1742, Leonard Jarvis and John 

Salter, Ex. ; widow of Nathaniel. 
Will of Robert, 1749, Mary (wife), Administratrix. 
Will of James, 1750, -Abigail (wife), Ex. 
Elias Jarvis and Mary Avis m. Nov. 11, 1747. 
Elias Jarvis, Jr., and Deliverance Atkins m. June 7, 1750. 
John Jarvis, born 1746, died 1823. 
Thomas, son of Nathaniel, d. 1742. 
William, son of Nathaniel, d. 1801-1805. 
Ann, d. Elias and Pleasant. 
Charles, 1796-1797. 
Elizabeth, 1820, died 1826, Dorchester. 
175(f-1760. Penelope Jarvis m. Dr. Thorp Rogers of Norwich, 

Conn., 1754. 
Will of Elias, 1757. 

Will of Elias, 1760, wife Administratrix; ship chandler. 
Edward and Catharine Hammett m. Nov. 5, 1754. 



252 APPENDIX D. 

1750-1760. Robert Jarvis and Lydia Audebert m. Sept. 30, 1753. 

Elizabeth, d. of Thomas and Lydia, b. Aug. 30, 1757. 

Thomas, son of Thomas and Lydia, b. Sept. 16, 1759. 

Hannah Jarvis, b. 1757, d. 1811; Boston gravestone. 
1760-1770. - - Jarvis, b. 1761, d. 1811. 

Sarah Jarvis, b. 1764, d. 1816. 

Abigail Jarvis, b. 1767, d. 1818. 

Betsey Jarvis, b. 1797, d. 1820. 

Edward Jarvis, b. 1757, d. 1821. 

William Jarvis, b. 1820, d. 1820. 

John Jarvis, b. 1815. 

John Jarvis, b. August, 1748, d. 1823. 

John Jarvis, b. 1844. 

Timothy Jarvis and Rebecca Collins m. Aug. 30, 1764. 

John Jarvise and Mary Munsell m. Oct. 9, 1768. 

Capt. Robert Jarvis, buried in Quaker Lane, Mch. 20, 1760. 

Brig Hannah, Capt. Robert Jarvis, arr. from London, 1766. 

Capt. Robert Jarvis died in London, 1773; left widow, 

Lydia, and sons, Philip and John. 

1770-1780. Nathaniel and Samuel Jarvis (residence unknown) 
were grantees of St. John, N. B., 1783. John settled 
there about 1783, died at Portland, N. B., 1845, aged 93. 

Robert Mariner of Boston, an assessor of Hutchinson in 
1774, went to Halifax, 1776, was prosecuted and ban- 
ished, 1778, was in London, 1779; a Loyalist. 

John Jarvis of Boston, was Protector. 

Enoch Jarvis and Sarah Dunovan m. April 14, 1774. 

Timothy Jarvis moved out of Boston to Newburyport, 1775. 
He followed the sea; was captain. Married Rebecca Col- 
lins. His daughter Phoebe was b. in Newburyport, Dec. 
20, 1777. 



EXTRACTS FROM THE RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF HUNTINGTON, L. I. 

1668, Jan. 1. "It was ordered and agreed at a Town meeting, 
the same day, that John Finch is to have six acres of land on the 
bottom of East Neck, and Stephen Jarvis, six acres." 
1668, July 1. "Land granted to Stephen Jarvis." 
1676, June 5. Land grants to Steven Jarvis, Jr. 



APPENDTX D. 253 

1679. Stephen, Jr., Land granted by Town. 
1679. Aaron Jarvis, Land given by his father. 
1679. Thomas Jarvis, Piece of Swamp in East Neck. 
1679, Aug. 20. Stephen Jarvis to Samuel Griffin. 
1679, Dec. 22. Daniel Wicks to Aaron Jarvis. 
1679, Dec. 22. Daniel Wicks to Thomas Jarvis. 
1679, Aug. 20. Stephen Jarvis to Samuel Wilson. 

1681, Oct. 31. Land grants to Thomas Powell, Thomas Wicks, 
Steven Jarvis, Jr. 

1682, April 1. Land grants to John Wicks, Timothy Conklin, 
Steven Jarvis, Sr. 

1682, Jan. 2. The Town Court ordered the estate of an intem- 
perate person to be attached, that it might be " secured, preserved, 
and improved, for his livelihood and maintenance, and that the 
town might not be damnified." 

1682, July 29. They order a person to pay a fine of 20 shillings 
or make such acknowledgment as the court would accept, for hav- 
ing brought a bag of meal from Oyster Bay on the Sabbath. 

1683, June 3. They required a written confession of shame and 
repentance from three men who had travelled on Sunday from the 
town of Hempstead. 

1684, Stephen Jarvis, Sr., Deed of land at the -Cove, East 
Neck. 

1684. Jonathan Jarvis, Deed of land from Kellam. 
1684, Nov. 27. Daniel Wicks to Stephen Jarvis. 
1684, Dec. 22. Robert Kellum to Jonathan Jarvis. 
1686. Stephen, Deed from Thomas Highbee. 
1686. Stephen, Lot of Meadow south side of L. I. 
1686, Oct. 16. Land grants to Jonathan Jarvis. 

1686, May 23. David Scudder to Stephen Jarvis. 

1687, Sept. 20. "At a Town meeting Sep. y e 20 th 1687, granted 
to Steven Jarvis, Sr. one hundred acres of land, Eastward of y e 
path going into y e East Neck, opposite to Jas. Chichester, Sen." 

1687, Sept. 20. Land grants to Steven Jarvis, Jr. Privilege 
of Well on the Commons granted Jonathan Jarvis. 

1688, Sept. 10. Joseph Wood to Wm. Jarvis. 

1688. Wm. Jarvis, Deed for property at Cove, East Neck. 

1688. Stephen Jarvis, Sr., witness. 

1688. Stephen Jarvis, Jr., Private highway from Benjamin 
Scudder. 

1690, April 1. Land grants to Thos. Higbee, Mr. Wood, James 
Chichester, Jonathan Jarvis, Steven Jarvis, Jr., Steven Jarvis, Sr. 



254 APPENDIX D. 

1692, Jan. 2. Voted that Jonathan Jarvis have 16 acres of 
land. 

1692. Stephen Jarvis, Jr., Grant for highway. 

1693. Stephen Jarvis, Jr., Bought land of his father at Great 
East Neck. 

1693. Thomas Jarvis, Land bought by Stephen from his father 
Thomas. 

1693, Dec. 14. Thomas Jarvis to Stephen Jarvis. 

1694. "An account of y e hundreds in y e Town of Huntington, 
and by whom paid for in y e purchase of y e New Patten in y e year 
1694." 

u First Y e purchased hundred made or purchased from the 
settlement of y e Town, having right to all divisions from the first 
settlement of y e Town. 

1 Hundred, belonging to y e lott of Widow Cain, paid for by 
Tho. Fleet. 

2 H. belonging to Lott of Tho. Jarvis paid 1 qr. of a hundred 
by Jonathan Jarvis and 1 qr. by William Jarvis." 

" 1 H. paid for by Widow Jarvis, belonging to y e lott of Steven 
Jarvis, Jr. 

1 H. paid by Jonathan Jarvis. 

1 H. belonging to y e lott of William Jarvis paid for by him. 

1696. William Jarvis for witness. 

1697. "Land grants To y e Survaiors of y e Town of Hunting- 
ton, April y e 30 th 1697. 

" These are to order you to lay out y e hundreds, hold on by Jona- 
than Jarvis, a piece of land in East Neck, on y e South side of y e 
highway joyning to y e point, between y e land of Jonathan 

Jarvis, and Joseph Wood, and y e Harbor bank. John Wood, Jr. 

Ct The same daie it was voted and granted by y e trustees of the 
freeholde and Commonalty of y e town of Huntington that Jona- 
than Jarvis's hous lot he lives on shall joynd to Jonas Platt's house 
&c. 

1698. Jonathan Jarvis, Land on south side of Island. Deed 
for meadow from Thomas Fleet. 

1698. Thomas Jarvis, Land on south side the Island. , 

1698. William Jarvis, Deed for land at Cow Harbor. 

1698. Among the purchasers of Baiting Place and Squam Pitt 
of the Indians, we find the names of Thomas Jarvis, William Jar- 
vis, Jonathan Jarvis, Stephen Jarvis. 7 M' 8 day, 1698. 

1698, Oct. John Ketcham to Thomas Jarvis. 



APPENDIX D. 255 

1699, May 2. Boggy Swamp, lying by Jonathan Rogers', was 
sold at Vendue to William Jarvis for four pounds, two shillings in 
current silver money an acre. 

1699. "Huntington, May y e 2 nd 1699. Chosen for trustees, 
Justis Wicks, Justis Wood, Captain Wicks, Platt, Jonas 

Wood, John Ketcham; the same day, the boggy swamps lying by 
Jonathan Rogers, was sold or granted to William Jarvis for Four 
pounds, two shillings, in Curant silver money." 

1699. "To y e Survaiors of the Town of Huntington, January 
ye iph 1699 Thos are to order you to laie out eighteen acres of 
land to y e hundreds holden by Thomas Jarvis joyning to Johnathan 
Chichester's land on y e North side, in lieu of eighteen aicres for- 
merly granted to y e s d Jarvis which lay near Capt. Higbee's land 
in y e hollow in y e East Neck." 

"To y e survaiors of y e Town of Huntington, &c. Jonathan Jar- 
vis, Stephen Jarvis." 

1700. William Jarvis, Deed of Meadow land south side of 
Island. 

1700, April 5. Benjamin Bender to William Jarvis. 

1701, Sept. 3. John Green to William Jarvis. 

1702, "To y e Survaiors of y e Town of Huntington, March y e 
5 th 1702. Thos are to order lay out the right formerly held by 
Eliphalet Jarvis, ten acres of land, part joyning to the land for- 
merly s d Jarvise's in the East Neck, and the remainder joining to 
the East side of the land of William Jarvis Junior at the Long 
Swamps." 

1702, Nov. 26. Joseph Wood to Win. Jarvis. 

1702. Wm. Jarvis, Agreement with Joseph Wood for land. 

1703. Wm. Jarvis, Deed to S. Ketcham. 

1703, May 21. Thomas Jarvis, Deed to Wm. Johnson. 
1703, Nov. 26. Joseph Wood, Deed to Wm. Jarvis. 
1703, Aug. 21. Thomas Jarvis, Deed to Wm. Johnson. 

1703, Oct. 9. Thomas Jarvis, Deed to Thomas Ketcham. 

1704. "To y e Survaiors of y e Town of Huntington, January 
y e 10, 1704. Thomas Jarvis." 

1708, March 3. Thomas Ketcham, Deed to Thomas Jarvis. 
1708, March 8. Thomas Ketcham, Deed to Wm. Jarvis. 
1708. "To ye Survaiors of y e Town of Huntington, April y e 
29, 1708. Thomas Jarvis &c." 

1708. Wm. Jarvis, Deed for land at Cove, East Neck. 
1710, Dec. 15. Ebenezer Blackley, Deed to Wm. Jarvis. 



256 APPENDIX D. 

1710. Win. Jarvis, Deed of land to B. Blackley. 

1711. May 1. Thomas Jarvis to Caleb Powell, Meadow on 
South Side. 

1712. "Huntington, February the 25 th 17}'. To the Surveyors 
of the Town of Huntington. Thos are to Order you to lay to the 
hundred holden by Elisha Jarvis, ten acres of land in the East 
Neck, joining to his land, at the Vineyard, the place will afford it, 
joining the same on the South East side." 

1712, March 6. Eliphalet Jarvis to Thomas Whitehead. 

1712, Nov. 7. To the Surveyors of the Town of Huntington. 
Those are to order you to lay out the hundred and quarter, holden 
by Eliphalett Jarvis, fifteen acres." 

1713, Sept. 5. Eliphalet Jarvis to Obediah Rogers. 

1715, June 14. Memorial in relation to the site for the erec- 
tion of a church. Signed by William and Thomas Jarvis in con- 
nection with the inhabitants generally. 

1716, Sept. 19. Daniel Lewis to Thomas Jarvis. 

1717, " Apl. 15 th . Eliphalett Jarvis, 12 acres of land." 

1719. Thomas Jarvis, Land in Half Hollows from Daniel 
Lewis. 

1720, Jan. 8. Eliphalet Jarvis, Deed to John Carman. 

1720, Eliphalet Jarvis, Deed for land of John Carman. Witness, 
Jonathan Jarvis. 

Grants for land from Cove, East Neck, 1713, 1717, 1718, 1724, 
1725, 1729, 1734, 1737. 

1722, June 27. Joseph Wood, Deed to William Jarvis. 

1722, "Apl. 4 th . To the Surveyors of Huntington. Those are 
to order you to lay out to the right hold by Eliphalett Jarvis, 9 
acres of land in the East Neck part joining to his own land, and 
part joining to the land of William Johnson." 

1723. L. Grants. April 11, 1723, Wm. Jarvis Thos. Jarvis. 
1723, Feb. 20. Thomas Jarvis 25 acres. 

1723, April 19. Thomas Jarvis and others to Timothy Wood. 

1724, April the 21 st . To the Surveyors of Huntington. Those 
are to order you to lay out to the right formerly holden by Jona- 
than Jarvis, 12 acres and a half of land. 

1724, May 5. William Jarvis received two votes for Trustee of 
town. 

1725. William Jarvis elected Trustee. 

1725. William Jarvis, Jr., Deeds land to Epenatus Platt. 
17.25, April 7. "To the Surveyors of Huntington, those are to 



APPENDIX D. 257 

order you to lay out the right formerly held by Eliphalet Jarvis, 
ten acres of land, part joining to the land formerly s d Jarvise's in 
the East Neck, and the remainder joining to the East side of the 
land of William Jarvis Junior at the Long Swamps." . 

1726-1731. Wm. Jarvis re-elected Trustee. 

1729, March 5. Isaiah Jarvis to Jacob Conklin. 

1729. Isaiah Jarvis. and Wm. Jarvis, Deed land to Jacob 
Conklin in Half Hollows. 

1730, "April 6 th . To the Surveyors of Huntington. Those are 
to order you to lay out to the right hold by Thomas Jarvis, five 
acres of land, part joyning to the South side of his other land, on 
the South side of the Cow path &c." 

1733. Stephen Jarvis, Deed for land from Jeremiah Smith. 
1733-1744. Wm. Jarvis, Jr., elected Trustee. 
1736, May. Thomas Jarvis electe'd Constable. 

1743. Benajah Jarvis, Deed of land in or near Clay pitts. 

1744, March 19. Epenetus Platt, Deed to Epenetus Jarvis. 
1744. Jonathan Jarvis, Deed to P. Jarvis. 

1747. Henry Jarvis, Deed for land between Huntington and 
Cow Harbor. 

1748, May. Wm. Jarvis elected Trustee. 

1750, April 1. From records of Session of Church: Abraham 
Chichester or Benajah Jarvis were chosen by the Church, either 
the one or the other, as best shall suit their conveniency, to sit 
with the Presbytery as the Churches delegate at Brookhaven next 
Wednesday. 

1752, March 12. Ebenezer Titus, Deed to Augustine Jarvis. 

1752, Dec. 4. Wm. Jarvis, Deed to Henry Jarvis. 

1752. Henry Jarvis, Land given by his father William. 

1752. Augustin Jarvis, Deed for land in Clay pitts. 

1753. Benajah Jarvis sells land in Clay pitts to Samuel Smith. 
Witness, Stephen Jarvis, Jr., and Thomas Jarvis, signed by Bena- 
jah Jarvis and Joseph his son. Moses Scudder, Justice of Peace 
for Suffolk Co. 

Land grants to Benajah Jarvis in 1739. 

1754, "April 25. To y e Surveyors of Huntington. Those are 
to order you to lay out to y e right held by Thomas Jarvis, a small 
piece of land, Southside of his house, one rod wide from y e high- 
way, down to y 6 Bank. Joseph Lewis." 

1755, "February y e 27 th . -To y e Surveyors of Huntington, these 

33 



258 APPENDIX D. 

are to order you to lay out to y e right held by William Jarvis, one 
acre and a half of land, joyning to his other land, or elsewhere." 

1755, Aug. 6. Benjamin Jarvis and others to Wm. Jarvis. 

1755. Wra. Jarvis, Jr., Deceased. Benajah and Henry acquit 
claim to his widow. 

1757. Henry Jarvis, Deed for land on road to Cow Harbor. 

1760. Jonathan Jarvis, Land given by his father, William Jar- 
vis, north and south side of the Island. 

1760, March 4. Wm. Jarvis, Deed to Jonathan Jarvis. 

1760. Wm. Jarvis, Jr., Spoken of his land in Cow Harbor. 
Land grant 1699. Land laid out 1704, 1718, 1723, in East Neck. 

Wm. Jarvis, Sr. Land grants 1723, 1728, 1737, East Neck. 

1762. Deed for land in Clay pitts, from Daniel Rogers. 
Grants of land to Henry and Jonathan, which belonged to 

father William. 

1763. Thos. Jarvis, Justice Peace Suffolk Co. 

Benajah Jarvis and Suriah Jarvis (who was the widow of Wil- 
liam Jarvis) released for 24 to William and Henry Jarvis, Ex. of 
William Jarvis. 

William, for love and good will and affection, gives to his son 
Henry Jarvis certain lands. Vol. 3, p. 236. 

William Jarvis, for love and good will, gives to his son Jonathan 
Jarvis certain lands. Vol. 4, p. 302. 

1764. Stephen Jarvis, Sr., Gives land in Old Fields in Centre- 
port to Stephen Jarvis, Jr., and Austin, his sons. 

1765. Philip Jarvis, Abraham Jarvis, William Jarvis, Henry 
Jarvis, were appointed overseers of Highways, and Capt. Jarvis 
Commisioner of Highways. 

1767-1768. Robert Jarvis, Overseer Highways. 
1769-1770. Nathaniel and Henry Jarvis, Overseers Highways. 
1771. John Jarvis, Henry Jarvis, Overseers of Highways. 
1771. Eliphalet Jarvis appointed to collect and drive in the 



1772. Austin Jarvis elected Overseer Highways. 

1773. Jonathan and Henry Jarvis, Overseers Highways. 

1775. Abraham Jarvis, Jr., ) 

Robert Jarvis and Henry Jarvis, \ Overseers Highways. 

1776. Eliphalet Jarvis, Claim for bording two men one week 
and letting them have two coverlids. 400. 
Nov. 10 th , 1776. 

1776. "Huntington, September 4 th , 1776. 



APPENDIX D. 259 

" By John Dunbar, who took horses, at the time for the use of 
General Cleaven's artillery, took from Jonathan Jarvis two horses, 
and a driver, gone 12 days. Received no pay; one horse never 
returned, nor no pay for value 20 pounds &c. To Carting wood 
for the 43 Regiment, By order of General Leland, twenty days 
with an Ox team &c. Jonathan Jarvis." 

1776. To 4 days' carting wood for General Delancey's 2 & 
3 rd Batt n at 12 per day. John Jarvis. 

1777. Claim of Philip Jarvis for Carting wood. January the 
29 th , To carting one day, wood for the 2 nd Battalion of Gen. De- 
lancee's B. 

1777, " February 4 th . To Carting one day for the 3 rd Batt n of 
Gen. Delancee's Brigade. Robert Jarvis." 

1778. "To Carting Gen 1 Tryon's baggage from Huntington to 
Jamaica with an Ox team; gone 4 days at 16 per day. 

John Jarvis." 

1777. Abraham Jarvis, Robert Jarvis, Henry Jarvis, Overseers 
Highways. 

1777. " What has been taken by his Majesty's troops, June 
29 th , 1777, a mare taken by Colonel Fannon. 

"November, 1776, To carrying Captain Wooley's men Eastward. 

Philip Jarvis." 

1778. Eliphalet Jarvis, Abraham Jarvis, Robert Jarvis, Henry 
Jarvis, Overseers. 

1778. May 17. Taken from Moses Jarvis for his Majesty's ser- 
vis 3 spoons. 

1779. Taken away by Dicks Conductor March the 17 th 5 hun- 
dreds of fresh Hay by Col. Simcoe's orders. Robert Jarvis. 

1780. Robert Jarvis, Henry Jarvis, Overseers. 

1780, August. "Government Dr. to Abraham Jarvis; To span 
of horses, and waggon in Government service, commanded by Col. 
Simcoe's on a tower, East end of Long Island 1 1 days at 3/_ for 
each horse and at 3/_ for wagon pr day, and at 3/_ per day for 
driver. 6 12 00." 

"Huntington, 10 th June 1783, then personally appeared y e above 
Abraham Jarvis, and -made oath to the above account, against 
Government for service." 

1781-1782. Eliphalet Jarvis, Abraham Jarvis, Henry Jarvis, 
Overseers Highways. 

1782. Received into his Majesties Magazine at Hempstead nine 
Hundred of salt Hay. John Jarvis N. C. L. 



260 APPENDIX D. 

1782. Received of Robert Jarvis lot of corn, hay, &c. for the 
General Commanding. Long Swamp, Oct. 28, 1782. 

John Hewlett, Sup* Forage. 

1782. On the 24 th of October the dwelling owned by John 
Burtis at the head of Cow Bay was attacked about midnight by a 
gang of marauders, having first assaulted the store of James Burr 
a few rods off, and killed the owner, whose position they ascer- 
tained by his voice, having by their devices called him from his 
bed. David Jarvis an apprentice to Mr. Burtis saw the robbers by 
the light of their own fire, and shot at them from the windows of 
the house. M rs Jarvis with admirable courage employed herself 
in loading the guns {of which they had several) while Jarvis fired 
upon the gang as often as opportunity offered. They succeeded 
in beating off the robbers with the loss of their leader Captain 
Martin, and the wounding of several others, indicated by the traces 
of blood found next day in their paths to the boats. 

1782. " Received from M r George Norton, forty hundred 
weight of salt hay into his Majesty's Magazine at Hempstead, 
11 th Feby 1782. John Jarvis, A. C. F." 

To George Brinby, Esq., Com. of Forage. 

1782. " Received from M r Israel Kerle, six hundred weight of 
salt hay into his Majesty's Magazine at Hempstead, 18 Feby 1782. 

J. Jarvis, A. C. Q." 

To Geo. Brinby Esq., Com. of forage. 

1782. Rec d of Robert Jarvis lot of Corn, Hay, &c for the Gen- 
eral Commanding. 

Long Swamp 28 th Oct. 1782. 

Jn Hewlett 

Sup. of forage. 

1782. Receipt for forage from Robert Jarvis. 

Feb. 19 th 1782. 'Jno. Hewlett 

Sup. forage. 

1783. Eliphalet Jarvis and Ichabod Jarvis, Overseers High- 
ways. 

1784. "Huntington Jany 12 th 1784 

2 Cattle 20 0. 

11 Hogs, big and little 40 s 22 0. 

Rails and Board fence 50 0. 

Tho s Jarvis." 

1784. Thomas Jarvis, Jr., Deed May 26, To James Townsend 
Jr., land on East side of Huntington Harbor, inherited from his 



APPENDICES E. AND F. 261 

father Thomas Esq. These Thomases had land granted by Town, 
by father's rights, 1669, 1704, 1721, 1731, 1732, 1737. 

1785. Isaiah Jarvis, son of Jonathan and Charity Jarvis, Deeds 
of land in East end of Village, Witness William Jarvis and John 
Ketcham. Land grants William Jr. and Isaiah, 1729 and 1732. 
Isaiah named in records deceased 1737. 

1788. Jonathan Jarvis, Gives land in east end of Village to his 
son Isaiah. Land granted 1697, 1722, 1723, and 1724, rights of 
Jonathan Jarvis deceased. 

1788, April 7. Jonathan Jarvis and Charity his wife to his son 
Isaiah 50 acres of Little Neck. 



E. 

TAX LIST. 
From State Documents, Huntington. L. /., 1683. 

1683. Stephen Jarvis, 123 00. 00 

Stephen Jarvis Jr., 31 00. 00 

1755. Thomas Jarvis, 1 female slave. 

Benajah Jarvis, 1 female and 1 male. 

Tax list, 1775. 

1775. Stephen Jarvis, 13 head of Cattle. 
5 " " Swine. 
5 Vessels. 
16 Acres. 



F. 

CONTRACT BETWEEN Jos. WOOD AND WM. JARVIS, DATED 
SEPT. 4, 1688. 

This indenture made the fourth day of September in y e fourth 
year of y e reign of our Sovereign Lord James y e second over Eng- 
land, Scotland France and Ireland, King and in y e year of Christ. 
1688 between Joseph Wood of Morice in y e township of Hemp- 
stead upon Long Island being in the Queens County yooman and 
Joanna his wife of the one party and William Jarvis of Hunting- 



262 APPENDIX F. 

ton In y 6 county of Suffolk in y e said island both in jurisdiction 
of York. In service of husbandman of the other party witness- 
eth that the said Joseph Wood for and in consideration of those 
several sums of money have y e saved to be payed by y e said Wil- 
liam Jarvis, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns to y e said 
Joseph Wood, his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns at 
times and places hereafter expressed. Y e is to save y e just and 
whole sums of seven poundos, thirteen shillings and four pence 
at or before the first of May next Insuing if y e s d William have a 
good voyage in whaling y e year before if not then to pay the fore- 
said sums of good and lawful money without fraud or further 
delays at or before the first of December next Insuing and 
shall be in year of our Lord 1689 at y e now dwelling house of 
Ebenetus Platt, sqe in Huntington aforesaid and also y e like sums 
of seven pounds, thirteen shillings and four pence of like lawful 
"money to pay at or before y e first day of May which shall be in 
y e year 1690, if he has a good voyage in whaling y e year before 
If not then to pay y e aforesaid sums at y e place aforesaid with- 
out fraud or further delays at or before y e first of December next 
after y* also y e like sums of seven pounds, thirteen shillings and 
four pence to pay at or before y e first of May which shall be in 
y 6 year of our Lord 1691 if y e said William have a good voyage 
in whaling y e year before, if not then to pay y e aforesaid sums at 
or before y e first of December next after at y e place aforesaid, 
without fraud or any further delays for and in consideration of 
those foresaid sums thus saved to be payed y e said Joseph Wood, 
and Joanna his wife doth hereby bargain and solo allonoato 
Enfoof, confirm and make over our right, title and interest, claims 
and demands unto y e said William Jarvis his heirs, executors, 
administrators and assigns of all that house and building to go 
and have with that lot of land upon which it standoth being by esti- 
mation two acres be y e same more or less abutting upon y e north 
side of lot where Captain Baylis now liveth and upon y e north- 
east side upon y e way that leadeth to y e harbor with all y 6 fences, 
liberties, Easomonts-wator, woods, underwoods and Emullumotis 
whatsoever being part or parcel of my hundred pound right which 
I lastly purchased or had granted from and by free houndors of 
Huntington y e records of y e court will approve with all our right, 
and title thereunto pertaining whether it be in land layed out or to 
be layod out with all our right of Comanage thereto belonging or 
appertaining to have and to hold to him and his hoyors, executors, 



APPENDIX G. 263 

administrators or assigns forever at y e v vogdinisd [organized] 
premises with all its appurtenances from y e said Joseph. Wood and 
Joanna his wife or their heirs, executors, administrators and assigns 
he y e said William Jarvis paying & discharging all debtors & 
demandors and doings & performing all just services as pertains to 
y e premises and he y e said Joseph Wood doth hereby own and 
acknowledge to be the lawful owner and possessor of y e premises 
and doth hereby covenant and promise and grants for himself his 
hoyors, exectutors, or administrators to warrant and defend y e same 
to him .s d William Jarvis his hoyors, executors, administrators 
and assigns from all former bargains, giftors, grantors, morgages, 
foyutors [founders] Dowry or title of Dowry from all persons 
whatsoever lawfully claiming of, for, by, or under those in witness 
have of y e parties above named to those indentors interchanging 
have set their hand and seals this day and year before expressed 
sealed signed and delivered in the presence of us 

Jonas Smith, Joseph Wood 

Stephen Jarvis Sen. y e 

John Lumis. his mark 

Joanna Wood. 

The day and year above mentioned appeared before me the sub- 
scribers and acknowledged this indenture to be their acts and 
deeds. Epanetus Platt. 

by me John Ketcham voce. 



G. 

LIST OF BIRTHS AND MARRIAGES. 
Furnished by Dr. Edward Jarvis of Massachusetts. 

Rebecca, daugh. of Wm. and Elizabeth, born May 1, 1694 

John, son of James and Penelope, " Mch. 2, 1695 

Mary, daugh. of James and Penelope, " Mch. 22, 1697 

William, son of John and Mary, " Oct. 17, 1707 

Elizabeth, daugh. of Thomas and Lydia, " Aug. 20, 1757 

Thomas, son of Thomas' and Lydia, ' Sept. 16, 1759 
Melicent, daugh. of Stephen and Lydia G. 

of New Orleans, " Feb. 1, 1844 



264 APPENDIX H. 

RECORDS OF MARRIAGES IN BOSTON. 

Edward Jarvis (Boston) and Nabby Porter, Marshfield, 

Feb. 8, 1793 

Isaac and Abigail Boden, Jan. 19, 1698 

Nathaniel and Elizabeth Tre vet July 16,1713 

Robert and Mary Cross, Jan. 29, 1723 

Leonard and Susannah Condy, April 12, 1739 

Elias and Mary Avis, Nov. 11, 1747 

Elias, Jr., and Deliverance Atkins, June 7, 1750 

Timothy and Rebecca Collins, Aug. 30, 1764 

Enock and Sarah Dunnevan, April 14, 1774 

Edward and Sarah Storer, July 19, 1781 

John and Hannah Seabury, April 10, 1788 

Daniel and Sukey Candredge, Dec. 12, 1797 

Edward and Catharine Hammett, Nov. 5, 1754 

Robert and Lydia Audebert. Sept. 30, 1753 

John Jervise and Mary Ingersoll, Oct. 9, 1768 

Boston and Mary Ann Malcolm, Jan. 5,1783 

Denning and Ann Smith Statson, May 24, 1815 

Leonard and Mary Hubbard Grum, Aug. 15, 1816 

Benjamin and Mary Porter, Nov. 30, 1809 

John Jarves and Ann Wilson, April 28, 1812 

Charles and Nancy Thayer, Sept. 12, 1824 

Stephen and Lydia Graf ton Prescott, Aug. 21, 1838 



H. 

DEED OF JOSEPH WOOD TO WILLIAM JARVIS, 1702. 

This Indenter made the twenty sixth day of Novembar In the 
first yeare of the raign of our Soveraign Lady Ana by the grace 
of God, queen of England, Scotland, Franc, and Irelands defendar 
of the faith and in yeare of our' Lord Christ, one thousand seven 
Hundared and two, Between Joseph Wood of Huntington in the 
County of Suffolk upon the Island of Nasaw in the Collanay of 
Newyork In Amaraca yoman, of the one part and William Jarvis 



APPENDIX H. 265 

of the same town, County and Collany. Aforesaid yoman of the 
other part witneseth that the aforesaid Joseph "Wood for and in 
consideration of a sartain sum of good and lawfull money of New- 
york to him the said Joseph Wood in hand paid by the said Wil- 
liam Jarvis at or before the ensealling and delivary hereof of him 
the said Joseph Wood doth acknowledge himself heare with to be 
fully satisfied, contented and paid, and there of, and there from 
and of, and from every part and being in the town of Huntington 
aforesaid, and is Bounded as folio with, on the West by the hiway, 
on the North by John Platt horn lot, on the est by the Woods In 
Comans on the South, by Thomas Smith horn lot togather with all 
housings, barns fences gardins orchards with all the Right, title, 
interest posesion proparty, Claime, and demand, whatsoever the 
said Joseph Wood made unto the said land to have and to hold 
The said land with the apertanances unto the said William Jarvis 
his haires Excutors and administrators unto the sole and only 
propar use and behauf of him the said William Jarvis, his heires 
and assignes for ever and the said Joseph Wood doth for him selfe 
his heires and assigns that he the said Joseph Wood now at the 
insealling and delivary heare of stand eth and is soly Rightfully 
sesed of the said premisis of a good and perfict Estate in fee 
simpoll to Him his heires and asignes for ever and that the premi- 
ses now are and forever hereafter, shall be, and remain to the said 
William Jarvis, his heires and asignes, full and clerely acquited 
releced and discharged of, and from all, and all manar of other, 
and formar bargins, sales alanations morgages Judgments, Exe- 
cutions, and all other charges and Incumberences whatsoever, and 
the above said Joseph Wood, his heires Executors and Adminis- 
trators and asignes, doth Covinant, promis, and grant, to, and with 
the said William Jarvis, his heires, Executors, Administrators or 
asignes, that at any time or times, heareafter, upon Requests made 
shall give any further security as he the said William Jarvis or 
his larned councel in the law thinks fit and further the said Joseph 
Wood doth ingage him self, his haires, Executors, Administrators, 
and asignes, that from time to time, and for ever shall and will 
save harmles and Indemnifi, the said William Jarvis his heires, 
and asignes, from any person, or persons, whatsoever that may, or 
shall lay any just clame to him, or the said William Jarvis or his 
successors in his or there quiet possession in witness whereof the 
said Joseph Wood hath hereunto set to his hand and fixed his seal 

34 



266 APPENDIX I. 

the day and year first above written. Sealed and delivered In the 

presence of 

Jonathan Jarvis, ^^- - 

Nathaniel Wickes. j Seal, I 

Joseph Wood. v - 



1702. j Seal, I 

Memorandom that on the fifteenth day of October 1703 aperaed 
before John Wicks one of her Majestis Justises of the peace, for 
the County of Suffolk the within named Joseph Wood, and doth 
acknowledge the within writen conveiance to bee his free and vol- 
lantary act and deed. Test John Wickes. 

Memorandom that on the 25 day of October 1703 apeared 
before John Wickes one of her Majestis Justises of the peace for 
the County of Suffolk Ennis Wood the wife of the with in named 
Joseph Wood and doth acknowledge the within writen convaiance 
to bee her free and vollantary act and deed with her dear husband. 

Test | John Wickes. 

This deed of sale is recorded in page 63 by Mr John Ketcham, 

Clark. 



I. 

LIST OF MARRIAGES AND BAPTISMS, PRESBYTERIAN 'CHURCH, 
HUNTINGTON, L. I. 

Marriages by Rev. E. Prime. 

1724, June 1, Daniel Kellogg of Nor walk, to Eunice Jarvis of 

Huntington. 

1725, May 3, Samuel Stratton and Esther Jarvis, dau. William, 

Testator. 

1726, Jan. 14, Thomas Jarvis and Abigail Smith, 2d wife, Hunt- 

ington. 

1728, May 15, Stephen Jarvis and Ann Wheeler, Smith Town, 

Huntington. 

1729, July 4, Isaiah Jarvis and Hannah Whitman, Huntington. 
1731, May 5, Benajah Jarvis (son of William, supposed to be son 

of Jonathan) and Jemima Smith, 1st wife. 



APPENDIX I. 267 

1734, Feb. 26, Abraham Jarvis (son of William, Testator,) and 
Lavinia Rogers, Huntington. 

1736, Sept. 2, John Wood and Phebe Jarvis, Huntington. 

1739, May 20, Elnathan Smith and Hannah Jarvis (widow), Hunt- 
ington, 

1743, June 26, Sylvanus Sammis and Deborah Jarvis, Hunting- 
ton. 

1745, Dec. 30, William Jarvis, Jr. (son of William), and Zerviah 

Rogers, Huntington. 

1746, Jan. 20, Jonathan Jarvis (son of Wm.) and Annie Brewster, 

1st wife, Huntington. 

1747, Jan. 27, Benajah Jarvis (widower) and Annie Sammis, 2d 

wife, Huntington. 

1749, Nov. 12, Philip Jarvis and Elizabeth Sammis, Huntington. 

1750, Mch. 6, Stephen Higbie and Esther Jarvis, Huntington. 

1751, Nov. 21, Jonas Rogers and Mary Jarvis, Huntington. 

1751, Nov. 26, Zebulon Whitman and Phebe Jarvis, Huntington. 

1752, April 30, Richard Platt and Elizabeth Jarvis, Huntington. 
1752, May 26, Henry Jarvis and Sarah Rogers, Huntington. 

1754, Sept. 22, Augustin Jarvis and Sarah Bunce, Huntington. 

1755, Feb. 4, Hezekiah Weeks (son of Thomas) and Louisa Jar- 

vis, d. of Stephen, Huntington. 

1756, July 13, Stephen Jarvis, Jr., and Sarah Mott, Huntington. 
1758, Feb. 23, Losee Ireland and Elizabeth Jarvis, Huntington. 
1758, Nov. 2, Joseph Jarvis and Phebe Burtiss, Huntington. 
1760, Mch. 16, Austin Jarvis (son of Stephen, Sr.,) and Jemima 

Whitehead,- Huntington. 

1760, July 31, Abram Jarvis (widower) and Hannah Conklin (wid- 
ow), Huntington. 

1760, Dec. 1, Robert Jarvis (son of Isaiah) and Sarah Ireland, 
Huntington. 

1762, June 20, Seth Jarvis and Charity Gates, Huntington. 

1762, July 29, Eliphalet Jarvis and Ruth Whitman, Huntington. 

1763, Feb. 15, Isaac Dennis and Sarah Jarvis, Huntington. 
1763, Aug. 24, Benjamin Conklin and Keziah Jarvis, Huntington. 
1763, Sept, 12, Joseph Jarvis (widower) and Elizabeth Rogers, 

Huntington. 

1763, Sept. 29, Thomas Jarvis, Jr., and Hannah Bryant, Hunting- 

ton. 

1764, April 12, Robert Deane and Elizabeth Jarvis, Norwalk and 

Huntington. 



268 APPENDIX I. 

1764, May 2, Abram Camp and Milerson Jarvis, d. of Benajah, 

Huntington. 

1765, Dec. 1, Jonathan Jarvis (widower, son of William) and 

Charity White, 2d wife, Huntington. 
1767, Mch. 24, Michael Bedell and Esther Jarvis, Huntington. 

1767, Dec. 30, Joshua Rogers and Savinah Jarvis, Huntington. 

1768, June 10, Abram Jarvis, Jr. (son of Abram), and Jerusha 

Chichester, Huntington. 

1769, Mch. 11, Nathaniel Jarvis and Phebe Allen, d. of Dr. Sam'l 

Allen, Huntington. 

1770, Dec. 19, Ichabod Jarvis (son of Abram) and Phebe Bunce, 

Huntington. 
1772, May 21, John Jarvis (son of Stephen) and Naomi Bunce, 

Huntington. 
1772, Feb. 8, Benjamin Dennis and Ruth Jarvis, d. of Stephen, 

Huntington. 

1777, May 28, Zachariah Rogers and Mary Jarvis. 
1779, June 26, Nehemiah Brush, Jr., and Mary Jarvis. 

Marriages ly the Rev. Joshua Hart. 

1779, April 5, Nathaniel Jarvis and Elizabeth Wires. 

1780, Jan. 31, Samuel Jarvis (son of Henry) and Mary Ruscoe. 

1780, April 19, Ephraim Oakes and Mary Jarvis, dau. of Stephen, 

son of Thomas. 

1781, Jan. 31, Daniel Jarvis (son of Austin) and Deborah Rogers. 

1782, Jan. 6, Ebenezer Blachley and Sarah Jarvis. 
1782, Jan. 6, Zophar Nickols and Drusilla Jarvis. 

1782, Dec. 15, Isaiah Jarvis (son of William) and Phebe Whit- 

man. 

1783, Jan. 15, Samuel Nickols and Elizabeth Jarvis. 

1784, Dec. 20, Thomas Jarvis and Keziah Conklin. 
1784, Dec. 19, Joel Rogers and Elizabeth Jarvis. 

1785; Sept. 26, Eliphalet Jarvis and Susanna Weeks, Huntington. 

1786, Dec. 31, Isaiah Jarvis (son of Robert) and Christian Gould, 

Huntington. 

1787, Jan. 11, Philip Jarvis and Julianna Smith, Huntington. 

1788, July 6, Daniel Jarvis (son of Austin) and Patty Smith, 

Huntington. 

1789, Feb. 17, Augustin Jarvis (son of Philip) and Martha Den. 

ton, Huntington. 



APPENDIX I. 269 

1789, April 7, Piatt Rogers and Phebe Jarvis, dau. of Robert, 
Huntington. 

1789, May 1, Joseph J. Jarvis (son of Robert) and Phebe Carll, 
Huntington. 

1789, Nov. 9, Nathaniel Jarvis and Jemima Gildersleeve, Hunt- 
ington. 

1789, Nov. 23, William Jarvis (son of Henry) and Nancy Smith, 
dau. of Jacob, Huntington. 

1791, Mch. 5, Samuel Jarvis and Wiser, Huntington. 

1791, July 31, Thomas Jarvis (son of Stephen) and Rebecca Platt, 

Huntington. 

1792, Jan. 15, Elkanah Bunce and Lavinah Jarvis, d. of Abram, 

Huntington. 

1792, June 10, Eliphalet Sammis and Mary Jarvis, Huntington. 

1793, Feb. 16, Jonathan Jarvis (son of Robert) and Deborah 

Whitson, Huntington. 

1793, June 16, Augustin Jarvis (son of Austin) and Charity Platt, 

Huntington. 

1794, May 25, Joshua Duryea and Sarah Jarvis, dau. of Robert, 

East Woods. 
1794, July 3, Silas Smith and Jarvis, Cow. Harbor. 

1798, May 7, Jacob Jarvis (s. of Abram) and Experience Rogers, 

Huntington. 

1799, April 15, Eliphalet Bunce and Hannah Jarvis, Huntington. 
1802, Feb. 4, Jacob Jarvis (s. of Abram) and Experience Rogers, 

Huntington. 

1802, Nov. 6, Thomas Jarvis (son of Robert) and Phebe Remp, 

Huntington. 

1803, Oct. 22, John Jarvis, Jr. (son of John), and Keturah Oakes, 

dau. of Ephraim, Cow Harbor. 

1803, Nov. 5, Ebenezer Smith and Freelove Jarvis (wid.), Hunt- 
ington. 

1806, Oct. 11, Israel Jarvis (s. of Ichabod) and Bethsheba Rogers, 

Huntington. 

1807, Feb. 7, Jacob Jarvis and Nancy Udall,'Cow Harbor. 
1807, Mch. 20, Enoch Smith and Hannah Jarvis, d. of Ichabod, 

Old Fields and Cow Harbor. 

1807, April 11, Platt Sammis and Keturah Jarvis, Huntington. 
1810, Dec. 22, Gilbert Fleet (son of .Thomas) and Keziah Jarvis, 

dau. of Abram, Huntington. 
1813, May 1, Enoch Smith and Sarah Jarvis, dau. of Ichabod, 

Huntington. 



270 APPENDIX I. 

1813, June 24, Augustin Jarvis and Phebe Oakes, Huntington. 

1814, Feb.- 16, Jarvis Dennis and Ruth Jarvis, dau. of William, 

Huntington. 

1814, Mch. 2, Philip Jarvis, Jr., and Elizabeth Weeks. 

1815, Mch. 4, David Jarvis (son of Jonathan) and Charity Whit- 

man, West Hills. 

181 G, Nov. 30, Stephen Ritchie and Maria Jarvis, dan. of Joseph 
Jarvis, Huntington. 

1817, Nov. 22, Rufus Jarvis (son of Daniel) and Annie Gilder- 
sleeve, Huntington. 

1817, Dec. 31, James Smith and Mary Jarvis, d. of Daniel, Hunt- 
ington. 

1817, Jan. 31, Augustin Jarvis (son of Philip) and Phebe Platt, 
Huntington. 

1819, Dec. 30, Tread well Carll (son of Oliver) and Hannah Jarvis, 
d. of Daniel. 

LIST OF BAPTISMS, 
By Rev. E. Prime. 

1724, Aug. 1 6, Henry Jarvis, 1738, Nov. 12, Jemima Jarvis, 

1726, Mch. 27, Deborah Jarvis, 1739, Nov. 4, Elizab'h Jarvis, 

1727, Sept. 24, Isaac Jarvis, 1742, Jan. 10, Nath'l Jarvis, 
1729, April 7, S. P. B. Jarvis. 1744, Feb. 4, Sarah Jarvis, 

1729, Aug. 3, August. Jarvis, 1744, June 3, Keziah Jarvis, 

1730, July 26, Ann Jarvis, 1746, June 29, Abra'm Jarvis, 

1730, Aug. 2, Isaiah Jarvis, 1746, June 29, Levina Jarvis, 

1731, Dec. 26, Elizab'h Jarvis, 1746, Oct. 31, Millers'n Jarvis, 

1732, Feb. 6, Esther Jarvis, 1746, Dec. 7, Elizab'h Jarvis, 

1732, June 4, Joseph Jarvis, 1746, Dec. 28, Samuel Jarvis, 

1733, April 29, Louise Jarvis, 1748, June 5, Ichabod Jarvis, 

1734, Jan. 4, Susanna Jarvis, 1748, Aug. 14, Ruth Jarvis, 

1734, Feb. 24, Sarah Jarvis, 1749, May 7, Isaac Jarvis, 

1735, Oct. 10, Stephen Jarvis, 1750, May 20, Esther Jarvis, 

1736, Jan. 4, Thomas Jarvis, 1750, Nov. 11, William Jarvis, 
1736, Feb. 8, Eliphal't Jarvis, 1752, Mch. 8, David Jarvis, 
1736, May 16, Robert Jarvis, 1752, Oct. 4, Jacob Jarvis, 
1736, July 18, Sarah Jarvis, 1755, May 16, P. P. B. Jarvis, 

1736, Dec. 12, Mary Jarvis, 1756, May 2, Jemima Jarvis, 

1737, Sept. 25, Austin Jarvis, 1757, Feb. 27, Mary Jarvis, 

1738, Aug. 13, Isaiah Jarvis, 1757, Mch. 6, Phebe Jarvis, 



APPENDIX I. 271 

1758, May 28, Mary Jarvis, 1763, May 8, Alex. Jarvis, 

1758, July 23, Z. R. Jarvis, 1763, Oct. 9, Deborah Jarvis, 

1759, July 15, Philip Jarvis, 1764, Sept, 2, Hannah Jarvis, 

1760, May 30, Isaiah Jarvis, 1764, Sept. 2, May Jarvis, 

1761, Mch. 29, Daniel Jarvis, 1764, Sept. 2, Sarah Jarvis, 
1761, Aug. 13, David Jarvis, 1764. Oct. 28, Joseph I. Jarvis, 

1761, Aug. 30, Sarah Jarvis, 1764, Oct. 29, Timothy Jarvis, 

1762, Mch. 23, Timothy Jarvis, 1765, Jan. 29, Lemuel Jarvis, 
1762, May 30, Isaac Jarvis, 1765, Mch. 31, Elizab'h Jarvis, 
1762, Aug. 8, August. Jarvis, 1765, June 9, Esther Jarvis, 

1762, May 15, Sarah Jarvis, 1766. Aug. 3, Timothy Jarvis. 

1763, Feb. 6, Isaiah Jarvis, 



1767, Feb. 7, Simon Lessee Jarvis, son of Robert, by Rev. Wm. 
Schenck. 

1767, April 26, Phebe Jarvis, by Rev. E. Prime. 

1768, Aug. 14, Charity, wife of Jonathan Jarvis, by Rev. William 

Schenck. 

1768, Dec. 28, Hannah, dau. of Henry Jarvis, by Rev. William 

Schenck. 

1769, Mch. 9, , son of Robert Jarvis, by Rev. William 

Schenck. 

1769, July 2, Augustin, son of Austin Jarvis, by Rev. William 
Schenck. 

1769, Dec. 15, Thomas, son of Stephen Jarvis, Jr., by Rev. Wm. 

Schenck. 

1770, Oct. 7, Phebe Jarvis, by Rev. E. Prime. 

1770, Dec. 15, Margaret, dau. Abraham Jarvis, Jr., by Rev. Wm. 

Schenck. 

1771, Mch. 25, Stephen Jarvis, by Rev. E. Prime. 

1771, June 15, Jesse, son of Henry Jarvis, by Rev. Wm. Schenck. 

1772, Jan. 19, Lavina, dau. of Abraham Jarvis, by Rev. William 

Schenck. 
1772, Aug. 23, Isaac, son of Robert Jarvis, by Rev. Wm. Schenck. 

1772, Oct. 16, Jane Jarvis, by Rev. E. Prime.' 

1773, April 18, Abbie, d. of Jacob Jarvis, by Rev. Wm. Schenck. 

1773, May 16, Mary Jarvis, by Rev. E. Prime. 

1774, Mch. 13, Rebecca Jarvis, " 

1774, June 10, Sarah Jarvis, " " 

1774, June 10, Keturah Jarvis, " " 

1774, Nov. 5, Phebe Jarvis, " " 

1775, April 19, Hannah Jarvis, " " 



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272 APPENDIX I. 

1775, Jan. 13, Nicholas Jarvis, by Rev. E. Prime. 

1775, Oct. 1, Joanna Jarvis, " " 

1776, Feb. 13, Elizabeth Jarvis, " " 

1776, June 9 7 Zebediah Jarvis, " 

1777, Nov. 7, Hannah Jarvis, " " 
1777, Mch. 31, Susanna Jarvis, 

1786, May 7, Phebe, wife of Isaiah Jarvis, by Rev. Wm. Schenck. 

1786, May 7, 3 children, not named, 

1787, Mch. 7, Stephen, s. John Jarvis, " u 
1787, Mch. 7, John, s. of " " 
1787, Mch. 7, Hannah, d. li 

1787, Sept. 16, Elkanah, s. Isaiah Jarvis, 

1789, Feb. 25, Mary Bloomfield, g. d. Henry Jarvis, by Rev. Wm. 

Schenck. 

1789, June 15, Hannah, d. Isaiah Jarvis, by Rev. Wm. Schenck. 
1789, June 15, Child of Philip Jarvis, " 

1796, April 10, John Bloomfield, s. Timothy Jarvis,* by Rev. Wm. 

Schenck. 

1796, April 24, Elkanah, s. Isaiah Jarvis, by Rev. Wm. Schenck. 

1797, July 9, William, s. " " 

1800, Sept. 28, Robert, s. Simon Lessee Jarvis, by Rev. William 

Schenck. 
1800, Sept. 28, David Conklin, s. Simon Lossee Jarvis, by Rev. 

Wm. Schenck. 
1800, Sept. 28, Thomas Highbee, s. Simon Lossee Jarvis, by Rev. 

Wm. Schenck. 
1800, Sept. 28, Elizabeth, d. Simon Lossee Jarvis, by Rev. Wm. 

Schenck. 

1800, Sept. 28, Esther, d. Simon Lossee Jarvis, by Rev. William 

Schenck. 

1801, Jan. 3, Moses, s. Philip Jarvis, by Rev. Wm. Schenck. 

1802, Jan. 25, Jonathan, s. Simon L. Jarvis, by Rev. William 

Schenck. 
1804, Aug. 5, Phebe, d. Simon L. Jarvis, by Rev. Wm. Schenck. 

*"John Bloomfield, son of Timothy Jarvis and Phebe, his wife, who 
at the same time made a profession of their faith and renewed their cove- 
nants." 



APPENDIX J. 273 

J. 

LIST OF MEMBERS OF PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, HUNTINGTON, L. I. 
Rev. E. Prime. . 

1724, July 15, William Jarvis, Sr., 
" " Esther, his wife, 

1725, Dec. 2, Mehitabel Jarvis. 
" u Wm. Jarvis, Jr. 

1726, Dec. 1, Millerson Jarvis. 
1738, April 2, Benajah Jarvis, 

11 " Jemima, his wife, 

" " Hannah, his child. 

1740, Jan. 30, Thomas Jarvis, 

" " Abigail, his wife. 

1748, Mch. 30, Zerviah Jarvis. 
1750, Oct. 5, Phebe Jarvis. 

1764, Oct. 28, Annie, wife of Stephen Jarvis, Jr. 

1765, Mch. 31, Levina Jarvis. 

Rev. W. Schenck. 

1786, Dec. 3, Isaiah Jarvis. 

11 " Charity Jarvis. 

" " Phebe Jarvis. 

1796, Sept. 16, Annie Jarvis, wife of William. 

" " Martha Jarvis, wife of Augustin. 

1800, Nov. 7, Simon L. Jarvis. 

" " Keturah, his wife. 

DEATHS OF MEMBERS ON RECORDS OF REV. W. SCHENCK. 

1771, Mch. 30, Stephen Jarvis, Jr. 

" July 25, Sarah Jarvis, wife of Stephen, Jr. 

1772, Mch. 15, Stephen Jarvis, Sr. 

" Sept. 23, Jonathan Jarvis, wife. 

1773, April 7, Wife of Samuel Jarvis. 

1786, Sept. 27, Philip Jarvis. 

1787, May 12, Widow Jarvis, Cow Harbor. 
1795, July 25, Jonathan Jarvis, aged 77. 

1800, Mch. 17, Charity Jarvis, wife of Jonathan, aged 74. 



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274 APPENDIX K. 

K. 

CONTRACT OF SAMUEL STRATTON OF HUNTINGTON, L ; I., May 8, 1727. 

Know all men by tjiese presents, that I, Samuell Stratton of 
huntington, am held-, and firmly bound unto William 'Jarvis, my 
f ather-in-Law, of the same place, in the full and just sum of nineteen 
pounds, Eleven. Shillings, of good Current Money of IIsTew York, to 
be paid unto the Sd. William Jarvis, his Attorney, heirs, Ex., 
Ads. or assigns, the which payment well and truely to be made and 
done, I do bind myself, my heirs, Exs. and Adms., jointly and 
severally, and firmly, by these Presents, Sealed with my seal, and 
dated this eighth of May, in the thirteenth year of the Reigne 
of our Sovereign Lord George, King over great brittain and Ire- 
land. Annodomini 1727. 

The Condition of the above-written obligation is such that the 
above bounden Samuell Stratton, his heirs, Ex. or A dm., or either 
of them, shall, when his daughter, Easter Stratton, now living with 
her Grand Father, William Jarvis, Shall Marry, or come to the Age 
of Eighteen years, which shall first happen, give and alow to his 
S'd daughter Eastor, a good bed and furniture to the Value of nine 
pounds, fifteen shillings and six pence, which he hath now in his 
hand, which was given to his wife at their marriage, or nine 
pounds, fifteen shillings and six pence, of- good Current Money, as 
her own Estate, without fraud or further delay than the above-writ- 
ten obligation to be void and of no effect, otherwise to remain in 
full force and virtue, and if the S'd Eastor die before she attains 
to the Age of eighteen years, or marry eth, the obligation is void. 

Signed, Sealed, and delivered 
in the presents of us. 

JEHIEL SMITH, <^A_^ 

EPONETUS PLATT. SAMUEL STRATTON. \ SEAL. 



APPENDICES L. AND M. 275 

L. 

EXTRACT FROM A LETTER OF REV. DR. BEARDSLEY. 

" The earliest evidence which I have discovered of any of your 
name being attached to the Episcopal Church, reaches back to 
Norwalk, in 1 738. The Rev. Henry Caner had then been officiating 
in that place about ten years as a missionary of the 'Society 
for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts,' and in 
1738, an earnest memorial was addressed to the General Assem- 
bly, signed by nearly six hundred persons, ail over sixteen years 
of age, and embracing all the male ' members and professors 
of the Church of England, living in his Majesty's Colony of Con- 
necticut.' 

"Among the forty-two signers from Norwalk, were Samuel 
Jarvis,* and directly under him, Samuel Jarvis Junior, and a little 
further on, William Jarvis. 

" As none of this name are to be found at that time under the 
pastoral care of the other six missionaries in the colony, I infer 
that these men are the first of the Jarvis line who broke away 
from the standing order, and helped to extend the Church, finally 
giving us the second Bishop of Connecticut." 



M. 

FROM "NEW YORK BOOK OF MARRIAGES." 

1738, Nov. 22, Hannah Jervis and Jonathan Pierson. 
1753, 'Sept. 15, James Jarvis and Mary Bell. 
1764, April 30, Millisent Jarvis and Abram Camp. 
1755, Dec. 10, Mary Jarvis and Joseph French. 
1760, June 26, Sarah Jervias and Reuben Arthur. 
1760, July 29, Abraham Jarvis and Hannah Conklin. 

1762, July 14, Eliphalet Jarvis and Ruth Whitman. 

1763, Sept. 9, Thomas Jarvis and Hannah Bryan. 
1763. Oct. 20, John Jervis, Jr., and Susannah Thomas. 
1769, Mch. 6. Nathaniel Jarvis and Phebe Allen. 
1772, Jan. 28, Ruth Jervais and Benjamin Dennis. 

* Father of Bishop Jarvis. 



276 APPENDIX N. 

1772, May 8, John Jervais and Neamy Bunts. 

1777, Sept. 29, Abigail Jarvis and John Sayer. 

1778, Feb. 21, Elozabeth Jervas and Loose Ireland. 
1782, Jan. 2, Druselle Jarvis and Zophar Nichols. 
1782, Jan. 2, Sarah Jarvis and Ebinezer Blackley. 

1782, Nov. 29, Isaiah Jarvis and Phebe Whitman. 

1783, Feb. 20, Grace Jarvis and Joseph Smith. 



E". 

EXTRACTS FROM " OLDEN TIMES IN HUNTINGTON." 

The following extracts are from " Olden Times in Huntington," 
an historical address by Hon. Henry C. Platt, delivered at the 
Centennial Celebration at Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, 
on the 4th day of July, 1876. 

" The people of Huntington, at the beginning of hostilities with 
Great Britain, called a general town meeting on the 21st day of 
June, 1774. The resolutions passed at that meeting may be termed 
Huntington's. 

" 1 1st. That every freeman's property is absolutely his own, and 
no man has a right to take it from him without his consent, ex- 
pressed either by himself or his representative. 

" ' 2d. That therefore, all taxes and duties imposed on his Majes- 
tie's subjects in the American Colonies, by the authority of Parlia- 
ment, are wholly unconstitutional, and a plain violation of the most 
essential rights of British subjects. 

" ' 3d. That the act of Parliament, lately passed, for shutting 
up the Port of Boston, or any other means or device, under color 
of law, to compel them or any other of his Majestie's American 
subjects to submit to Parliamentary taxations, are subversive of their 
just and constitutional liberty. 

" ( 4th. That we are of the opinion that our brethren of Boston, 
are now suffering in the common cause of British America. 

" ' 5th. That therefore, it is the indispensable duty of all the 
Colonies to unite in some effectual measure for the repeal of said 
Act, and every other Act of Parliament whereby they are taxed 
for raising a revenue. 

" ' 6th. That it is the opinion of this meeting, that the most 
effectual means for obtaining a speedy repeal of said Acts, will be 



APPENDIX N. 277 

to break off all commercial intercourse with Great Britain, Ireland, 
and the English West India Colonies. 

" ' 7th. And we hereby declare ourselves ready to enter into these, or 
such other measures as shall be agreed upon by a General Congress of 
the Colonies, to take such measures as shall be most effectual to pre- 
vent such goods as are at present in America from being raised to 
an extravagant price.' 

" A committee was appointed to act in conjunction with the com- 
mittees of other towns in the county to correspond with the com- 
mittee of New York. 

"May 2, 1775. At a general town meeting in Huntington, it 
was voted that there should be eighty men chosen to exercise and 
be ready to march. 

" The Committees of Correspondence for the County of Suffolk, 
met at the County Hall, on Nov. 15th, 1774, and it was then and 
there recommended to the several towns to set forward a subscrip- 
tion for the employment and relief of the distressed poor in Boston, 
and to procure a vessel to receive and carry donations to Boston. The 
proceedings of the Continental Congress, which had met at Phila- 
delphia, Sept. 4, 1774, were fully approved. 

" Under the recommendations and suggestions of the Provincial 
Congress of May 22, 1775, county and town committees were 
appointed to aid the cause. Huntington set to work in earnest to 
prepare for the coming struggle. Two regiments of militia were 
to be organized, one in the eastern, and the other in the western 
part of the county, to join the Continental Army. 

"On the 22d day of July, 1776, the news of the Independence 
of the thirteen United Colonies reached Huntington (no railroads 
or telegraphs in those days). A grand parade of all of the militia 
and artillery, a salute of thirteen guns, a reading of the Declaration 
of Independence, called forth the animated shouts of the assembled 
people from all parts of the town. The British flag was hauled 
down, and the figure of George III was ripped off. A liberty pole 
was then raised. 

" But gloomy days were at hand. The British fleet soon 
appeared in sight of our shores. British troops landed to the east 
of Huntington, and carried off cattle and provisions. On the 27th 
of August, 1776, the disastrous battle of Long Island, at the west 
end, was fought. This defeat placed the whole of Long Island 
within the British lines, and left its conquered inhabitants entirely 
in their power. 



278 APPENDIX N. 

" The conquest of Long Island by the British was now com- 
plete. The county and town committees of patriots were by force 
and fear compelled to revoke, annul, and disavow their previous 
proceedings, to repudiate the authority of the Continental Congress, 
and the inhabitants were compelled to take the oath of allegiance 
and of good behavior to the crown of Great Britain. Those who 
had taken an active part in favor of the Eebellion, fled to Con- 
necticut, or within the American lines, left their families unpro- 
tected, and their property here to be occupied and seized by Brit- 
ish officers, or native loyalists. The Tories wore red rags on their 
tats, to distinguish them from the Rebels, and also as a badge of 
safety and protection. 

" Huntington was permanently selected and occupied for the 
British foraging parties of cavalry to seize and ship provisions for 
the British army and navy. 

" Thousands of troops were in Huntington in camp and fort, and 
houses during the war. The 17th Light Dragoons, 71st Infantry, 
Tarleton's Legion, Queen's Rangers, Hewlett's Provincials, Loyal 
Refugees, Jersey Loyal Volunteers, Hessian Yagers, and Prince of 
Wales American Regiment, were, at various times, quartered on 
the inhabitants and encamped in their orchards and fields. Among 
the prominent British officers were Gen. Sir William Erskine , Gen. 
Tryon, Brig. -Gen Leland, Brig.-Gen. DeLancey, Col. Tarleton, Col. 
Simcoe, Col. Heedlett, Col. Abercrombie, Col. Bruinton, Col. Cro- 
ger, Col. DeWormb, Col. Ludlow, and some twenty or thirty 
others. 

''The first British regiment that arrived in Huntington after the 
battle of Long Island, was the 17th Light Dragoons. They found 
no American troops to oppose them. The officers stopped at the 
house of Mrs. Stephen Ketcham, who had a large family, and a num- 
ber of slaves. The officers turned their horses into a house lot, 
part of which was a peach orchard. Mrs. Ketcham had just fin- 
ished baking in her oven fifteen loaves of bread. She requested 
an officer to turn the horses into another lot, as they might destroy 
the peach trees, which request was politely granted, but the officer, 
seeing the bread, without comment or apology seized and carried 
off every loaf, leaving the old lady as mad as a hornet. Later in 
the day she missed her cooking pot, a very necessary article in 
those days, and suspecting the British had took it, put on her bon- 
net, and wandering about the encampment, at last discovered it 
over a fire made of some of her fence-rails, containing some savory 



APPENDIX N. 279 

mess in process of cooking. Watching, when no soldier was near, 
she turned it upside down, ' dumped ' the contents into the fire, 
retreated in good order, having recovered her property. This was 
the first raid of the British on women and children in Huntington, 
and victory perched upon the banner of the brave old lady. 

"From this time until the close of the Revolutionary War, con- 
sider the condition of 'the people of Huntington. They were 
reduced to poverty and want. A powerful British force was 
quartered in their midst, living upon them by forced levies; the 
British vessels and transports were in the bays and harbors, 
shutting oif every escape to the Connecticut shore ; the fathers and 
brothers of many families had fled, and a number had joined the 
patriot army, leaving old men, women, and children to live as best 
they could; their crops, farms, fences, and buildings seized, burned, 
and destroyed at the whim of petty British officers, who lorded it 
over the conquered people and ate up their substance like an army 
of locusts. They were the " hewers of wood and drawers of 
water" for the King's military service. Capt.-Gen. James Robin- 
son, a British officer, issued an order to the inhabitants of Hunt- 
ington, Islip, Smithtown, and Brookhaven to cut and cart 3,000 
cords of wood to the nearest landings before the 15th of August, 
1780. 

"In 1781 the people of Huntington were forced to raise 176 by 
tax, for digging a well in the fort on Lloyd's Neck. 

"Robert Jarvis, grandfather of Capt. Philetus C. Jarvis, who 
lived at the east end of the village, and afterwards at Sweet Hol- 
low, was gashed and cut in his head to force him to tell where his 
money was. He did not tell, but he carried the marks of his 
injuries to the grave. 

"A. party of armed men, with bayonets, robbed Gilbert and Simon 
Fleet, Moses Jarvis, merchant, of Huntington, and numerous 
others, of all the money and plate they could find, and nearly 
strangled one of them to death by hanging him to a beam in his 
kitchen. 

"The British officers took the farmers' horses, cattle, poultry, and 
occupied their houses, turning their families adrift. ' It is stated 
that British loyalist soldiers stole the bedding and clothing of 
their ancestors, even to the blankets of infants in their cradles. 

"The crowning outrage committed by the British in Huntington 
was the desecration of the cemetery. The graves were levelled, 
and a fort erected in the centre of the grounds, under orders of 
Col. Thompson, called " Fort Golgotha." Over one hundred tomb- 



280 APPENDIX N. 

stones were destroyed. Barracks for the troops were built over 
the bones of Huntington's early inhabitants. Tombstones were 
used for .tables, and for building fireplaces and ovens. Loaves of 
bread were drawn from the ovens with the reversed inscriptions 
of the tombstones imprinted on the lower crust. 

" Before closing, I want to vindicate the Town of Huntington 
from the charge I have heard made by those who have never 
investigated the matter, that the people were not in sympathy with 
the patriot cause. It is true that there were some tories in Hunt- 
ington, as there were in almost every town in the land, but their 
numbers were few. 

"The town at the early stages of the Revolution put itself on 
record by its firm and patriotic resolutions. It is true that a form 
of recantation was drawn up and sent to each town in the county 
to be signed. It was generally but not voluntarily signed, and 
only under compulsion. As far as this town is concerned, but one 
man signed it. A large majority of the members of our town 
committee fled to Connecticut, joined the rebels there, and never 
signed any revocation or disapproved of their proceedings. 

"Sir Guy Carleton in 1783 instituted a Board of Commissioners 
for the object of adjusting such demands and claims against the 
British army as had not been paid. 

" Over three hundred accounts were rendered of losses, consist- 
ing of horses, cattle, and stock, seized and stolen; houses, barns, 
fences, and wood burned and destroyed; furniture, clothing, 
blankets, silver and other ware, stolen; teams of horses and oxen 
impressed into service, and other similar charges. The amount 
of property stolen and destroyed in the town during the war must 
have been about $150,000. 

"The bills were sworn to before a magistrate, but the commis- 
sioners sailed for England without giving them any attention, and 
the people of Huntington never obtained any compensation for 
their losses. 

" To sum up the losses by the war, it was pretty evidently a losing 
game for George III, as he not only lost the brightest jewel in his 
crown when he lost the thirteen Colonies, but he had lost an army 
of soldiers, and untold wealth. His bargain with the Landgrave 
of Hesse is certainly worthy of record. The Landgrave let his 
troops on hire during our Revolutionary War for $2,355,000, 
which was at the rate of $150 a head for each Hessian killed. 
This must have been a killing bargain for both, as it worked no 
good for either." 



APPENDICES O. AND P. 281 

o. 

LISTS OF LOYALISTS. 

1778. A list of 430 names of men in the township of Hunting- 
ton who took the oath of loyalty and peaceable behaviour to the 
British Government before Governor Tryon in 1778. Among 
them are found Austin Jarvis, Ichabod Jarvis, Henry Jarvis, 
Philip Jarvis, John Jarvis, Eliphalet Jarvis, Daniel Jarvis, Abra- 
ham Jarvis, Robert Jarvis, Nathaniel Jarvis, Jonathan Jarvis, 
Joseph Jarvis. 

Certified by Wm. Tryon, M. G. and Gov. 

Province of New York. 

To be recorded in the office of the County Court Clerk for 
Suffolk County, 

Wm. Tryon, Gov. 
To Messrs Ireland and Youngs, 

Huntington township. 

1778. In an additional list who took the oath of allegiance and 
peaceable behaviour before John Hewlett Esqr Justice of the 
Peace, as certified by him to his Excellency Gov. Tryon, a list of 
119 names. Among which are found Philip Jarvis aged 57, 
Farmer, Huntington. Samuel Jarvis aged 51, Cordwainer, Hunt- 
ington. Moses Jarvis, aged 28, Cordwainer, Huntington. 

I hereby certify the 119 persons named in the foregoing list took 
the oath of allegiance and peaceable behaviour to the British Gov- 
ernment before me Justice, John Hewlett as certified by him to me, 

Wm. Tryon, Governor &c. 

This additional list of names in Huntington Township to be 
recorded in the office of the County Court. 

Clerk for Suffolk County 1778. 



P. 

CONFISCATION DEED OF PROPERTY OF BENJAMIN JARVIS, NOR- 

WALK, OCT. 3, 1783. 

Ivmfw all men by these presents, that whereas the Estate both 
real and personal of Benjamin Jarvis formerly of Norwalk, in the 
County of Fairfield and State of Connecticut, who has gone over 
to, and joined himself with the enemies of the United States of 
America, hath by law been adjudged and declared forfeit to this 
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282 APPENDIX P. 

State and been proceeded with according to the laws of this State 
in such cases made and provided and whereas the Debts and 
Charges allowed against the Estate of the said Benjamin Jarvis 
surmount the Movable Estate the sum of 75 100 lawful money, 
the Court of Probate for the district of Fairfield, authorized 
directed and impowered Samuel Gruman of said Norwalk Adm r 
of said Estate to sell and dispose of so much of the real estate as 
shall be sufficient to pay and discharge the said sum of 75 10 
and the incident charges arising on said sale. Now know ye that 
I the said Samuel Gruman Ad m r as aforesaid by force and virtue 
of the power and authority given by said Court of Probate, and 
for and in consideration of 'the sum of eighteen pounds lawful 
money received of Nathaniel Benedict Jun r of Norwalk aforesaid 
for the purpose of paying said Debts &c. Do give, grant, bargain, 
sell and confirm unto him the said Nathaniel Benedict Jun r his 
heirs and assigns forever, the one half part of a certain piece of 
land lying in said Norwalk, situate on the West side of the river, 
it being his former homestead land, the whole containing about two 
acres and bound East by the County road, North and West by 
highway. South by the said Nathaniel Benedits home lot and John 
Seymore's land, together with the appurtenances thereof. To have 
and to hold the above granted and bargained premises with the 
appurtenances thereof unto him the said Nathaniel Benedict Jun r 
his heirs and assigns forever to his and their own .proper use and 
behoof without any reserve or condition and as amply and fully 
as the Gov r and Company of said State held the same. In witness 
whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 30th day of 
October Anno Domini 1783. 
Signed, Sealed and Delivered ^ Samuel Gruman 

In presence of Seal. 

Israel Judson j ^ ^^-^ ' 

Sarah Gruman - On the above date person- 

ally appeared Samuel Gruman, the 
signer and sealer of the foregoing 
Instrument and acknowledged the 
same to be his free act and deed. 
Before me, 

Eliphalet Lockwood, 

Justice of the Peace. 

A true copy of the original deed rec d to Record Dec. 4, 1783. 

per me Sam 1 Gruman Eeg r . 



APPENDICES Q. AND R. 283 



Q. 

PETITION OF THE INHABITANTS OF HUNTINGTON, L. L, 1783. 

To his Excellency Robert Digby, Rear Admiral of the Red and 

Commander in Chief &c &c. 

The Memorial of the inhabitants of Huntington on Long Island, 
Humbly showeth, That your Memoralists are still losers, in sup- 
plying his Majesty's armed vessels in this Bay, with fresh Beef, 
and that your Excellency may remember a former memorial that 
we were the greatest losers at this season last year, and we would 
observe to your Excellency that we have always supplied the 
shipping with fresh Beef at your own price without a contract. 
Also that there is not a sufficiency comes from the other shore to 
supply the Troops in Town, and that Beef is \ and per Ib. 
Therefore Beg your Excellency would take the matter into con- 
sideration, and that he would be pleased to contract or allow us 
a price, accordingly. And as in Duty bound will ever Pray. 
Signed by the President, Thomas Jarvis. . 

Huntington March 16, 1783. 

Sent by Nathaniel Williams 
To His Excellency 

Robert Digby Esqr., 
Rear Admiral of the Red, 

And Commander in Chief &c &c &c. ' 



R. 

PETITION TO Gov. GEO. CLINTON, 1783. 

To His Excellency 

GEO. CLINTON, ESQR., Gov., &c., of 

the State of New York. 

We, the Subscribers, being desired by as large a number of the 
principal inhabitants, as the time will admit of, of Huntington, 
Smithtown, and Brookhaven, to congratulate your Excellency on 
a return of peace and the Independence of the United States of 
America, and to express the dangerous situation this Country is in 
for want of regulation and Law, as we have been, and still are, 



284 APPENDIX S. 

the most exposed to Degradation and plunder of any County in 
the State under your Excellency's Government, by reason of our 
insular situation, and have now two Robbers in irons, which we 
know not what to do with; to prevent which we would humbly 
beg your Excellency's interposition. Arid that we might be 
indulged, if it can be conveniently done, in the inestimable privi- 
lege of a vote in the approaching election. 

We would likewise beg your Excellency's attention to a safe 
restoration upon a surrendering of the Archives and Records of 
the County. We could heartily wish for, and do not in the least 
doubt of the cheerful concurrence of every Town in the County, 
would time admit of taking the sense and wishes of this extensive 
County. We with pleasure subscribe your Excellency's Devoted 

Friends, 

( JOHN WICKS, 
For Huntmgton, j THQMAS JARV I S; 

( NATHANIEL WOODHULL, 

For Brookhaven, 



( PHILETUS SMITH, 

For Smithtown, 



S. 

LETTER PROM REV. ABRAHAM JARVIS TO REV. SAM'L PETERS. 

MIDDLETOWN, April 4th, 1796. 
Rev. & dear Sir 

Your last favor of Oct. 1st, 1795, I have had by me for a con- 
siderable time. I could without loss of time have given you my 
sentiments of the Canon referred to in your letter, as it may 
respect you. I thought it might render what I should say the 
more satisfactory, if I took the opinion of others. I accordingly 
wrote to Bishop Seabury, and wished his sentiments, that my 
answer to you might contain his, and what you might understand 
to be the general sentiment of the Clergy in Connecticut. But 
alas! on the same week I wrote, he ended all his mortal cares and 
painful labors. On Thursday evening, February 25th, he suddenly 
expired ; to all appearance perfectly well, he walked with his 
daughter Maria to Mr. Saltonstall's; when there, complained of an 
extreme pain in his stomach & breast, and' expired forty minutes 



APPENDIX S. 'JX;> 

after he entered the house. By his death, we have suffered a loss 
to the Church, perhaps irreparable. He was justly considered as 
a man of singular abilities, universally admired in the pulpit, his 
method of delivery ever grave and commanding, his discourses, by 
the best judges, were esteemed uncommonly solid, clear & inter- 
esting. As a^Bishop, he conducted with great prudence, filled his 
office with dignity, and lived in perfect harmony with the Clergy. 
Such qualities & behaviour failed not closely to attach the Clergy 
to him, and to secure the reverence and affection of the Church at 
large, throughout the diocese. What effect his death will have 
upon the Church, what will be done, time must reveal. Bishop 
Seabury was a man who thought and spoke for himself. What 
he spoke, he thought. You may be sure when he said he knew 
of no obstacle to your being consecrated in America, he fully 
believed there was none. By being personally known, I conceive 
the Canon means such full information of the character and repu. 
tation* of the person as to enable those who subscribe to the testi- 
monial to do it with integrity and confidence that he is qualified 
and fit for the office for which he is recommended. Residence is 
not mentioned, therefore not required as a condition. Your con- 
tinued communication and correspondence with your friend and 
Brethren in these parts will not admit the words "for three years 
last past " to be made use of against you. To a number of the 
Clergy and more of the Laity, still living, you are personally known 
in the most comprehensive sense the word is originally used. As 
a native and a citizen, you hold property in the State, and may, 
whenever you please, return and occupy it. You cannot therefore 
be considered as a foreigner. Mr. Jay must have formed his 
opinion of the Canon and general convention from some Reporter, 
not from his own reading. Then I think any one may see, who 
will read what I thought is absurdly called the Constitution of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church. In that Instrument the Church is 
considered by states. No State can be represented, nor have any 
voice in the General Convention, without having acceded to and 
subscribed that Instrument. Actual subscription, then, limits the 
Convention, and determines how far it is general; it also deter- 
mines what churches are bound by the Canon. I know not that 
the Bishops are laid under any distraint in respect to their Conse- 
crating a Bishop for a State not in the Union. They being at 
liberty to act discretionary in that case, all that they could be 
obliged to, or could properly require would be that the testimonials 



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should be in manner and form as prescribed by the Canon. What 
you relate of Bishop Provost and Dr. Beach, I heard something of 
last June, at New York, from Dr. Learning. I mentioned it to 
Dr. Beach ; he said he knew of no such Canon (none, I suppose, 
that would admit of such a sense, or even so worded); he then 
assured me that he had never written a syllable to the Arch -bishop 
of Canterbury upon any such business, and did not believe Bishop 
Provost had; and further, that he had never conversed with the 
Bishop about you. I only replied that something of that tenor 
must have appeared then from somebody, or you would not have 
written in that manner, and expressed my surprise. At that time 
I inquired of your son Birdseye, who told me he did not think a 
letter would find you in London, as he supposed, if you were not 
on your passage to America then, that you soon would be. What 
you speak of as having passed at Lambeth, I am to suppose was 
not hearsay. But I observe you name Dr. Jewel * for your author- 
ity as to many things you say of Dr. Beach. That gentleman left 
America with a mind very unfriendly to Dr. Beach. How far 
personal resentment may have carried him, and what allowances 
are to be made in respect of what is said under the circumstances, 
I leave with you to judge. 1 take leave to observe that in the lat- 
ter part of your letter there are some expressions for the meaning 
of which, considered as yours, I am at a loss say " Episcopacy in 
New England, against the hierarchy in the South." By the former, 
do you mean the nonsense of Presbyterian Episcopacy in opposi- 
tion to the true Episcopal hierarchy? if not, why the distinction 
between Episcopacy and hierarchy? Do you not know that the 
Convention at Philadelphia, in 1789, declared unequivocally their 
belief in the validity of the Connecticut Episcopacy, and formed 
the union of Eastern and Southern Churches upon one Episcopate ? 
Episcopacy is an hierarchy. You mention Dr. Styles; has he, 
since he made his exit from hence, made you a visit, and converted 
you to the faith of Episcopacy without a hierarchy? Even Styles, 
if he is suffered to converse with the renowned fathers of the 
Church, I trust even then, knows better. As little to my under- 
standing do you speak in saying, when you adopt a hierarchy- 
farewell Episcopacy, and welcome to monarchy and popery, twin 
sisters, &c. What could Dr. Styles have said more ! Whither are 
you got ? into what are you transformed ? a sour republican and 
Presbyterian ? Monarchy and Popery are not twin sisters, nor yet 

*0r Smith. 



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twin brothers, for the one is certainly much older than the other. 
Let Popery be a bantling of Pandora's box. Yet I cannot think 
the King of Salem and Priest of the most high God ever run in 
such a box, while I remember so ancient a monument of monarchy 
and priesthood, and consider that his Antitype, the Captain of our 
Salvation, is also a Monarch and High Priest, and that he acknowl- 
edged the authority of both Pilate and Cesar to be from Heaven. 
I cannot feel myself disposed to think so hatefully or speak so 
reproachfully of either of these dignitaries, lest I should rail 
against God. If you court no acquaintance with an hierarchy, 
why have you ever thought of being a Bishop ? There are those 
among us who think you have not had the generous treatment 
they wish you to have met with, but you will allow me to say I 
am sorry to find that disappointment, and your ideas of maltreat- 
ment, should cloud your mind with so dark and violent a resent- 
ment as to cause a language to fall from your pen which may be 
grateful to the dissenters and infidels, but to the real friends of 
Episcopacy and the Church, can give no pleasure. I thank 
Dr. Mosely for his friendly remembrance of me, and beg you to 
give him my compliments and hearty good wishes. Mr. Jarvis 
requests your acceptance of his most friendly compliments and 
wishes to see you once more at our own, little parsonage in Mid- 
dletown. Whether we shall enjoy that pleasure, God knoweth. 
However you may determine, and God may order, the same 
friendly sentiments and benevolent wishes I have ever entertained 
towards you shall abide with me. In confidence that you will not 
doubt this, I trust you will continue to believe me, though unavail- 
ing, your real friend and brother, 

ABRAHAM JARVIS. 
REV. SAMUEL PETERS. 



T. 

TIIK LOYALISTS. 
rom ^Lossing's Field- Book of the Revolution" Vol. 2, p. 667. 

"The Loyalists of the Revolution were of two kinds, active and 
passive, and these were again divided into two classes each, the 
mercenary and the honest. We have elsewhere observed that 
when the Declaration of Independence was promulgated, many 



288 



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influential men who were fully alive to the importance of demand- 
ing from Great Britain a redress of existing and increasing griev- 




RECEPTION OF THE AMERICAN LOYALISTS IN ENGLAND. 

[From Lossing's "Field-Book of the Revolution."*] 

* Thi& is from an allegorical picture by Benjamin West. Religion and 
Justice are seen extending the mantle of Britannia, while she herself is 
holding out her arm and shield to receive the Loyalists. Under the shield 
is the crown of Great Britain, surrounded by Loyalists. The group has 
representatives of the Law, the Church, and Government, with other peo- 
ple. An Indian Chief extends one hand towards Britannia, and with the 
other points to widows and orphans, rendered so by the war. In a cloud 
near Religion and Justice, are seen the Genii of Great Britain and America, 
in an opening glory, binding up the broken fasces of the two countries, as 
emblematic of the treaty of peace. At the head of the Loyalists, with a 
large wig, is seen Sir William Pepperrell, one of their most efficient 
friends in England, and immediately behind him, with a scroll in his 
hand, is Governor William Franklin of New Jersey, son of Dr. Franklin, 
who remained loyal until the last. The two figures on the right are Mr. 
West and his wife, both natives of Pennsylvania. 



APPENDIX U. 289 

ances, were not prepared to renounce all allegiance, and they 
adhered to the interests of the crown. These formed a large class 
in every rank in society, and, being actuated by conscientious 
motives, command our thorough respect. Many of these took up 
arms for the King, remained loyal throughout the contest, and 
suffered severely in exile when the contest was ended. Others, 
for purposes of gain, and some to indulge in plunder and rapine 
under legal sanction, were active against the patriots, and their 
crimes were charged upon the whole body of the Loyalists. The 
fiercest animosities were engendered, and common justice was 
dethroned. The Whigs, who suffered dreadfully at the hands of 
the marauding Tories, hated the very name of Loyalist, and, 
through the instrumentality of confiscation acts and other meas- 
ures, the innocent were often punished for the crimes of the 
guilty. But when peace came, and animosities subsided, justice 
bore sway, and much property was restored." 



U. 

NELSON JARVIS WATERBURY. 

By Hon. John L. O" 1 Sullivan, Late Minister of the United States to 

Portugal. t 

The writer of the present sketch has accepted with cordial 
pleasure the invitation to prepare it, addressed to him by the 
compiler of this volume. No member of the widely extended 
and honorable family to which, on the mother's side, Mr. Water- 
bury belongs, can fill a fairer page in the record of its annals. I 
have known him intimately from his early youth upward, alike in 
his private, political, and professional life, and, though not always 
concurring with him in his political action, know him to be one 
of the most pure and conscientious, of the most generous and high- 
minded, of the most patriotic and devoted, as well as one of the 
ablest, of the limited number of men who constitute now the 
front rank of the legal profession of New York. If friendship 
should seem to warm any of the colors of this slight portrait 
sketch, its lines are traced with the pen of truth and justice alone. 
Distrustful of my competence to judge him properly in the special 
aspect in which he is to be viewed, as a lawyer, from having been 
absent from the country during the greater part of that period 



290 APPENDIX U. 

which has witnessed his rise to his present distinction at the Bar, 
I have addressed myself to several of its most eminent members 
who have had the best opportunity of observing him, both from 
the bench and on the level ground of association in practice, 
whether on the same or on opposite sides of the intellectual con- 
tests of that noble profession, for their experience and judgment 
of Mr. Waterbury; and it is their portraiture of him which in 
these lines I only reflect and report. And I confess to have been 
strongly impressed, most agreeabty, at the warmth and force of 
language with which, with substantial unanimity, so many men by 
whom to be praised is praise indeed, expressed themselves in 
regard to Mr. Waterbury as a lawyer. 

"Mr. Waterbury is one of the ablest men at the Bar," was the 
language of one, himself second to none; "and there is probably 
not one in ten who wins as large a proportion of the cases he 
undertakes. If he had devoted himself solely to the profession 
and left politics alone, which only cost him money instead of 
gaining it, and if he had been somewhat less generous, he would 
by this time have made a large fortune " 

"Mr. Waterbury is a great man," said another; "though it is 
not everybody who knows it." "And among those who do not 
know it," I replied, "is himself." He continued, "Waterbury 
has remarkable promptness, activity, imagination, resource, and 
baldness. He has unflinching nerve and is fearless as a lion. For 
the planning and direction of a campaign he has no superior. 
And while he takes the broadest views, he neglects no detail. He 
has often been the inspiring soul of movements of which others 
have had the chief credit." 

"The important legal office of District Attorney of New York," 
said another, " has never been filled more ably, uprightly, honor- 
ably, and satisfactorily than it was by Mr. Waterbury. Nor is 
there. any position to which he is not equal." 

There was a general concurrence in recognizing that among the 
elements of his success there shone conspicuously his perfect fair- 
ness, his evident conscientiousness. Judges and juries alike felt 
this. Before he pleaded his case, it had undergone trial in the 
forum of his own conscience. He probably would not succeed 
well in a case of whose honest merits he should himself have mis- 
givings, though I doubt whether Mr. Waterbury could ever be 
found the advocate of any such cause. 

Thoroughly satisfied of its justice, of its rightf ulness, he becomes 



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then filled with a devoted zeal for its success. His special faculty 
and power of organization enable him to coordinate all the ele- 
ments and means of success in the most logical sequence and 
method. In such preparation he spares no labor. He has an 
intense love of justice. As a public prosecutor, recognizing its 
enforcement to be indispensable to the peace and order of such a 
community as that of New York, he was inflexible and indefati- 
gable in the discharge of what he felt to be a high moral duty, 
from which not all his real tenderness of heart would make him 
swerve, while at the same time he never strained justice into 
cruelty, nor the power of the law into oppression. Every syllable 
was true in the following solemn passage from a speech of his on 
a trial in which he had to prosecute the author of two atrocious 
murders mentioned further on, which, if they had passed unpun- 
ished, would have placed in constant jeopardy the life of every 
peaceful citizen walking the brown-stone-fronted avenues of New 
York: 

" If I know my own self, I would do no wrong to any man. I 
never knew any motive of benefit, nor any impulse of feeling, 
which could induce me deliberately to injure a single being in all 
the world; and I certainly could not wilfully oppress a person 
accused of crime, in regard to whom I am bound by a solemn 
oath, the obligations of which not only require me to conduct the 
prosecutions of the State, but also to make sure that, by my action, 
no injustice is done to any man. Standing in the position in which 
[ do, if by any act of mine, any intentional act of mine, a man 
was convicted who was really innocent of an offense which involved 
his life, I would be, gentlemen, in the sight of God and man as 
black and as depraved in heart as he who took the lives of those 
two men in reference to whose death we are now examining. I 
trust that I have not, in all this prosecution, exceeded what justice 
would permit, arid I believe I have done nothing more than duty 
absolutely required." 

On one occasion, after James T. Brady, the greatest advocate in 
criminal cases of the New York Bar, had made an address which 
seemed to carry away all the feelings of the jury on a wave of sym- 
pathy for the family of his client, the accused defendant, and after 
the District Attorney had followed in reply, Brady said that Mr. 
Waterbury's speech was the best he had ever heard in court, and 
that though he had at first thought he had captured the hearts of 
the jury, Watorbury had taken them all away from him by his 



292 APPENDIX U. 

counter presentation of the wrongs and sufferings of other innocent 
families, caused by such acts as his client was being tried for. I 
mention this circumstance to illustrate what was the truth, that 
the zeal for justice, which was the mainspring of Mr. Waterbury's 
action, was not a mere stern and cold logical appreciation of an 
abstraction, but had its source in a deep and genuine feeling of 
sympathy for the human sufferings of those who are the innocent 
victims of crime and wrong-doing. 

While a very modest, not to say diffident man, Mr. Waterbury 
had a properly high sense of the dignity, as well as of the moral 
duties of the office of District Attorney, to which he had been 
elected by the confidence of the people, ratifying the judgment of 
the more intimate friends who had proposed him for it. On one 
occasion he had sent a subpoena to Commodore Vanderbilt, that great 
power in the State, who recently died, leaving an estate of a hund- 
.red millions of dollars, who was then the owner of the Pacific Mail 
Steamship line, requiring the attendance of a witness to prove an 
indispensable point in a case he was prosecuting, with a memoran- 
dum of the point to be proved, for which the testimony of one of 
his employees would suffice. The great money potentate took no 
notice of it, nor sent any witness. When the case was called Mr. 
Waterbury quietly proceeded with the trial, but he took out an 
attachment, and sent down an officer to arrest the person who had 
dared to disobey a subpoena. In half an hour the Commodore 
sailed majestically into the court-room, attended by a retinue of 
about a dozen lawyers and friends. The effect was highly sensa 
tional. The required testimony was furnished, and the accused 
person was convicted. The Commodore was not a little astonished 
to find himself arrested for the first and only time in his life. But 
he afterwards had no ill-will for it, while he understood better than 
before the duty of every citizen to obey the lawful process of 
the courts. On another occasion, a bank functionary had to be 
prosecuted in a case deemed very important, and a committee of 
bank presidents had, by way of securing the very highest legal 
talent for the prosecution, requested Mr. Waterbury, who was a 
young man, to allow the prosecution to be conducted by Charles 
O'Conor, and other counsel employed by the bank. Mr. Water- 
bury said that he made no pretensions to rank professionally with 
Mr. O'Conor, and should be glad and grateful for his powerful 
aid in the management of the case, the argumentation on the admis- 
sion of evidence, etc., but that he could not abdicate his duties 



APPENDIX U. 293 

and responsibilities; while he thought also that the public officer, 
acting and speaking from the point of view of the public interests, 
might have a certain weight with the jury different from that of 
any private counsel, even though so able and eminent as Mr. 
O'Conor. He accepted the cooperation proposed, but said the final 
submission to the jury by the people would be by himself. It 
happened that at the time of the trial Mr. Waterbury was quite ill, 
and did not attend any day until an hour or two after the opening 
of the court. He sat leaning against the wood -work of the raised 
platform where presided the court, a mere listener to the evidence, 
until the testimony was closed on both sides. The court-room was 
crowded to its utmost capacity, with spectators attracted by the 
forensic duel between two such advocates as Charles O'Conor and 
James T. Brady. When the latter had finished his address for the 
prisoner, Mr. Waterbury, feeling strongly the pressure of duty, 
notwithstanding his feeble physical condition at such a trying mo- 
ment, but having his own clear views of the aspects in which the 
case should be presented on behalf of the people, walked round to 
his accustomed seat, took off the wrappings which his illness had 
caused him to wear, and, without & note of any kind to refresh his 
memory, commenced his address to the jury, which lasted a couple 
of hours. He then, with graceful recognition of his great eminence, 
offered to yield to Mr. O'Conor, if he had omitted or inadequately 
presented any points which ought to be further argued. Mr. 
O'Conor replied that there was nothing more to be said, nor could 
the argument have been better presented. He suggested only a 
single minor point which had been omitted, and which he begged 
Mr. Waterbury to state, as he had set forth all the rest. This was 
done, and the case was won, and with it Mr. Waterbury won also 
the highest respect and esteem of the whole crowded court-room, 
bench, bar, and spectators. 

In thus speaking of the legal ability and high moral elevation of 
character exhibited by Mr. Waterbury in his discharge of the im- 
portant office of the public prosecutor of the City of New York, I 
have been led to anticipate dates, since it was not until 1858 that 
he was elected to that position, as will appear below in the proper 
chronological order. 

Mr. Waterbury's capacity and character were early appreciated 
by observant men. His law studies had been pursued in the office 
of Messrs. Wells & Van Wagenen, a firm now passed away without 
succession, but then held in high esteem by the substantial men of 



294 APPENDIX I'. 

the city. He was admitted to the Bar as attorney, by the Supreme 
Court, then consisting of three judges, Samuel Nelson being Chief 
Justice. While in Albany, where the court sat in 1845, to obtain 
his license as counsellor, his name was erroneously, and without his 
knowledge, included for Justice of the Marine Court, in a pub- 
lished list of candidates for the various offices, a large number, 
then to be filled by the Governor, Silas Wright. On his return 
home, just admitted as counsellor, he was constantly asked if he 
was going to be appointed. His reply that he was not a can- 
didate did not stop the course of events, for several gentlemen vol- 
untarily wrote to the Governor, recommending the appointment, 
and Governor Wright, having had personal opportunity of observ- 
ing the capacity and usefulness of this young lawyer, gave to the 
suggestion his cordial approval. 

Mr. Waterbury was thus suddenly elevated immediately after 
his admission as counsellor to the Bench of a court which had been 
graced by many distinguished lawyers (among the number, John 
Wells and Samuel Jones), while still so youthful as to appear a 
mere boy. The title of judge seemed oddly fitted to that long and 
slender youth, with small, beardless, and colorless face, blue eyes, 
very light hair, and no breadth of chest and shoulders to speak of, 
always suggestive of the idea of feeble health, yet he made one of 
the best, most respected, and useful judges that had ever presided 
in that popular court, which was one of real importance, though of 
minor jurisdiction. 

The truth is, that the judicial character of his mind, his analyt- 
ical logical power, his quickness of apprehension, and conscientious 
good judgment, singularly qualified him for the position. But he 
did not hold it more than four years. 

In 1848, one of the most remarkable political contests ever 
known in the State of New York was fought to the bitter end. 
Silas Wright (who had refused to accept the Presidential nomina- 
tion tendered to him at Baltimore in 1844, but who had consented 
to accept that of Governor in order to strengthen the Democratic 
party in the Polk and Clay campaign of that year) had been defeated 
for re-election in 1846, through the hostility of the wing of the 
party called the " Hunkers," by a small majority, though the Dem- 
ocratic candidate for Lieutenant-Governor was elected. The sud- 
den death of Silas Wright a few months afterwards aroused the 
most intense hostility on the part of his friends against those whom 
they regarded as " the murderers of Silas Wright." At the Balti- 



APPENDIX U. 295 

more Convention of 1844, Mr. Van Buren's renomination had been 
defeated by the opposition of the same faction, who aimed at the 
nomination of General Cass, though after they saw the vehemence 
of resentment they had awakened, fearing the loss of the Presi- 
dential election, they offered the nomination to Mr. Wright, which 
he refused, and the compromise result was the nomination of the 
comparatively second-rate man, Polk of Tennessee. 

Nevertheless, Mr. Wright consented to accept the Governorship 
of New York, as the means of saving the State and the election to 
the Democratic party, with Polk for its Presidential candidate. 
The old enemies of Van Buren still strove for the nomination of 
Cass in 1848, and it was for the purpose of killing off Gov. Wright 
for 1848, that they defeated his re-election for Governor in 1846, 
which was soon followed by his death, as above mentioned. Silas 
Wright was regarded by the young men as the Cato of the Democ- 
racy, or, like Brutus, as the u noblest Roman of them all." They 
would tolerate no association with those at whose door they laid 
"the deep damnation of his taking off." Cass was again and still 
the candidate of these latter, and the unforgiving friends of Silas 
Wright in his grave, preferred any and all consequences rather 
than the triumph of Cass and the Hunkers. The fascinating influ- 
ence and brilliant eloquence of John Van Buren fed the flame of 
this superheated party feeling. To defeat at all hazards them 
and Cass, for whom personally they entertained a profound con- 
tempt, was their aim and passionate resolve. The result was the 
strange and unnatural coalition which was represented by the 
nomination of Van Buren and Adams on the " Buffalo platform." 
Subsequent history has proven (in my opinion) that this was a 
grievous mistake, though it had its origin in natural and generous 
emotions. The result was that Cass was utterly defeated, Taylor 
being, in the State of New York, first, Van Buren second, and Cass 
third. The Whigs swept the State and the country. Mr. Water- 
bury was second to none in his participation in the general feeling 
and action of the young Democrats of New York, nicknamed the 
" Barnburners."' The election of Taylor for a single term was, to 
them, a minor evil in comparison with what they would have 
regarded as the abomination of Cass under those circumstances. 
Silas Wright was at least avenged. 

To Mr. Waterbury, one immediate consequence was the loss of 
his position on the bench. The Whigs, in full possession of the 
State, and eager to possess all the offices, vacated his seat by 



296 APPENDIX U. 

reducing the term of the incumbent judges, and Mr. Waterbury 
contentedly returned to the private practice of his profession. 

This New York u Barnburners " revolt in the Democratic party, 
in 1848, was a purely local and temporary episode. The two 
divisions of the party in New York soon came together again by 
natural gravitation, and the result was seen in 1852, in the over- 
whelming majority by which Pierce, a mere brigadier-general in 
the Mexican war, was elected over General Scott, its brilliant and 
popular commander-in-chief. Mr. Waterbury approved the Clay 
compromise measures of 1850, and has never since separated from 
the National party. 

After his retirement, in 1849, from his four years of service on 
the bench of the Marine Court, Judge Waterbury pursued the 
modest career of a young lawyer with a practice yet to make, and 
with qualifications for success, and the achievement of distinction 
more solid than showy. And if he was thus legitimately wedded 
to Themis, she was far from possessing his whole heart. Another 
passion divided it and led him often into truancy from his law 
office that of politics. A full-bloode4 American, an earnest 
patriot, an ingrained Democrat full of sincere faith in the people, 
thoroughly imbued with the spirit of what may be termed the 
Jacksonian era, imbibed by him from association with that pure 
and noble set of men of whom, in New York, Van Buren, Wright, 
Young, Flagg, Michael Hoffman, and others were the chiefs (his 
intimate friend, Tilden, being another high pupil of the same splen- 
did school), a born organizer, and of that temper of character which 
made disinterested zeal and indefatigable work for the promotion 
of what was to him right and duty a very law of his nature, a 
necessity of his very conscience, the pale and slender young man 
who, though nearly six feet, weighed less than 130 pounds (he can 
now boast his 1.80), soon came to occupy quite an unique position 
among the leading men of his party. His politics were a sort of 
religion to him, and a religion of work as well as of words. He 
had the confidence of their inmost circle, and was always found of 
excellent counsel. He was of most useful private benefit* to the 
Democratic press. Possessing a remarkable memory, attentive to 
details as well as to generalities, and fond of statistics, he was 
familiar with the figures of the past votes, not merely of States 
and cities, but of counties and wards, and not alone of his own 
State, but of the principal States of the Union; so that in election 
times, when returns would come in much more, slowly and scat- 



APPENDIX 17. 297 

teringly than in these modern days of electricity, he was invaluable 
in helping to the earliest judgments of the results. The tables of 
comparative returns which, at such periods, were the most import- 
ant and interesting reading in the columns of the leading Demo- 
cratic papers, were always sure to have proceeded from his accurate 
and indefatigable pencil, to which they were a labor of love. And 
in the city of his own residence, New York, he always took an 
active and always most serviceable part, organization being at once 
his forte and his delight. At the same time he was seldom one of 
the speakers at public meetings; not only did he not possess the 
requisite power of lungs and voice, but his style, though easy and 
excellent in the prosecution of a logical line of argument to carry 
conviction to the reason of a judge, and the mingled reason and 
heart of a jury, was not of the kind most effective with popular 
assemblages. Moreover, at such times he was always too busy 
otherwise and after the victory often too much exhausted for 
that kind of political work. But many a time, when the brilliant 
popular orator would seem to carry off so large a share of the 
credit for the victory achieved, Mr. Waterbury had really con- 
tributed ten times more of effective though silent influence to the 
result. 

A sworn enemy to corruption and every form of dishonesty in 
politics or in morals, and ever unrelenting to the old enemies of 
Silas Wright (to this day tears have been seen to come to his eyes 
at that name), while he possessed the unlimited confidence and 
esteem of all the leading men of his own wing of the Democratic 
party, he became, of course, the object of a special animosity and 
dread to those of the other. 

In 18.53, the members of the Common Council of the city had 
already become popularly known as " the forty thieves ; " and the 
Legislature, upon the application of a committee consisting of 
Peter Cooper, Henry Grinnell, James Boorman, and other leading 
citizens of that high category, which had been organized for the 
sole purpose of securing municipal reform, passed a series of 
amendments to the city charter, to be submitted to a popular vote 
before taking effect. The election for this object was a special 
one. -md none of the political organizations took any part in it. 

The danger was, however, imminent that it would be controlled 
by the members of the Common Council, the most influential poli- 
ticians of their respective wards, and all interested in defeating 
the proposed amendments. Only two weeks remained before the 
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election, and the friends of reform found themselves in danger of 
defeat. Judge Waterbury's ability as an organizer was well 
known, but he was not a member of the committee. Duncan 0. 
Pell, afterward Lieutenant-Governor of Rhode Island, and Geo. B. 
Butler, a confidential business associate of the late A. T. Stewart, 
were sent to request him to prepare a plan for organizing the brief 
campaign, and to direct it. He promptly prepared a paper setting 
forth a perfect plan to arouse the dull and languid public attention, 
so as to secure success at the election. The committee unanimously 
and gratefully approved his plan of organization and action, and 
urged him to assume the task of its execution. He finally con- 
sented, on the condition that he should have the sole management, 
and should not have to consult with any committee or other 
authority whatever; to which the committee had the good sense 
to agree. "When the caucus of the Common Council learned that 
the campaign was to be conducted by him, they realized that any 
attempt to defeat the amendments would be useless, and all opposi- 
tion was abandoned. The reform movement was, however, organ- 
ized with the most perfect and complete system, every detail being 
arranged with the greatest care, and with such success that the 
amendments were adopted by a majority of 30,000 in a vote of 
about 36,000; quite a full vote for a quarter of a century ago. 

About two years before this, in 1851, the part of the city in 
which Judge Waterbury resided was set off as a new ward, and 
the Democrats selected him to represent it in the Board of Educa- 
tion of the city; a position always esteemed one of high honor. 
He declined the nomination, but was nevertheless elected. He 
could not be insensible to such an expression of confidence, and 
such an appeal to his philanthropy; and for nearly eleven consecu- 
tive years served as a school officer, taking at once a leading part 
in educational matters. He brought to these new duties the same 
spirit of zeal and thoroughgoingness which characterized his action 
in all matters in which he saw duty to be performed and public 
good to be accomplished. The service was wholly gratuitous, and. 
involved much labor, sacrifice of time, and even some expense. 
At that period, and for years before, vehement controversy existed 
between the Roman Catholics, under the lead of their priesthood, 
and the powerful Public School Society, over the question of the 
religious influence exerted upon the minds of the children by the 
spirit and tone of school education. On the one side a Protestant- 
ixing influence was produced, or claimed to be produced, through 



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the reading of the Bible in the schools and the use of books con- 
taining or suggesting anti-Catholic ideas. The Catholics (chiefly 
Irish and Democratic in their party associations) not only made 
such complaints, but claimed that an affirmative religious influence 
ought to be exerted in the course of early education; and they 
wanted the existing public school system broken up, and specially 
Catholic schools established to work side by side with the Protest- 
ant ones, according to the preferences of the parents. There was 
a great deal to be reasonably urged on both sides of such a contro- 
versy. Personally Mr. Waterbury was a Protestant (Episcopalian, 
and strong for the "Apostolic succession "), and shared the general 
unwillingness of the community to seeing a sectarian disruption of 
the great common school system of -New York. But he was at the 
same time a reasonable, just, and, above all, a practical man. In 
the first year of his service he was appointed by the President of 
the Board, the Hon. E. C. Benedict, upon a committee to confer 
with the Public School Society for the transfer of its schools (about 
equal in number with those under the control of the Board of 
Education) to the control of the latter body; and to his tact and 
ability the accomplishment of that union was largely due. As 
chairman of the finance committee or of the committee on by-laws, 
.-Mid ;is ;i member of other important committees, his labors were 
constant, and of great value. The statutes of the State relating to 
the Board, and the by-laws of the Board, were constantly under 
amendment by him, until finally nearly the whole of both bore the 
impress of his revision. One signal triumph may be here specified 
which marked his service in the Board. Some of the schools, in 
wards with population almost entirely Roman Catholic, were not 
opened with the reading of the Bible. When the bitterly anti- 
Irish and anti-Catholic party, which strangely gloried in the name 
of "the Know-Nothings," obtained for one year control of the 
Board, a majority of the committee on by-laws reported a by-law 
to compel such reading of the Uiblo ; under such penalties that, if 
the local officers failed to obey, the schools should be closed. The 
proposed by-law had not been considered at any meeting of the 
committee, so that no remonstrating minority report could be heard 
against it, but was embodied in a report signed by a majority of 
its members. Judge Waterbury, in the Board, asked that its con- 
sideration should be postponed to enable him to submit the views 
of the minority. This fair and rightful request was refused, 
and the by-law was passed by simple force of numbers. At the 



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next meeting (July, 1859), he submitted a minority report, which 
also bore the signature of the Hon. William E. Curtis, now chief 
judge of the Superior Court of the city of New York, but the 
Board refused to receive or print it. Judge Waterbury had it 
printed at his own expense as a pamphlet, and distributed to the 
members, the newspapers, and the public, and the result was that 
the by-law at once became as dead as though a blank paper. It 
was utterly disregarded, and no attempt was ever made to enforce 
it. Indeed, the subject was so completely disposed of that in the 
twenty years which have elapsed, although the agitation of the same 
question has disturbed other communities, the city of New York 
has remained entirely free from it. Some years afterwards, at the 
last meeting of the Board attended by Judge Waterbury, and on 
his proposition, a motion repealing the dead by-law was unani- 
mously adopted. Space permits me to quote only the following, 
which was the conclusion of the report referred to: 

"'The undersigned, 'while they are thus decided in their opposi- 
tion to the policy of compulsion, are also earnestly in favor of the 
daily reading of the Bible in our schools. They realize fully the 
inestimable value of that sacred book, in its influence upon the 
formation of character, in its guidance of our daily life and con- 
duct, and in the preparation which it affords to all who accept it 
for the eternity beyond the grave. In their own Wards, where 
their advocacy of the policy of the daily reading of the. Bible is 
proper and available, they have uniformly expressed these senti- 
ments, and it is gratifying to them that the Bible is, and has been, 
read daily in every school in their respective Wards, from the 
organization of each school to the present time. Yet they do not 
deem it necessary or proper to seek occasion for the reiteration of 
these sentiments, much less do they believe that that sacred book 
should be used as a shibboleth 'by a political or any other secular 
interest. When religious matters are degraded from their high 
and holy sphere to the uses of partisanship 'of any kind, it is too 
often found that those who are loudest in their professed advocacy 
are not always, either in their language or conduct, the most con- 
sistent with religious purity or principle. Without imputing any 
such deficiency to their colleagues in the Board who have supported 
these by-laws, the undersigned have failed to observe anything in 
the present agitation denoting a higher purpose than they have 
above indicated ; on the contrary, it seems to them to be clearly 
imbued with the unworthy spirit of personal and political ends, 
rather than with the peaceful and beneVolent spirit of the Gospel 
of Christ. 

"While the undersigned have argued that the Board possesses 
no power to adopt the compulsory By-Laws, it is due to themselves' 
to declare that they would be averse to the policy of compulsion, 



APPENDIX U. 301 

even if the power to adopt it were undoubted. They are entirely 
convinced of the wisdom and expediency of the rule which leaves 
this matter to the action of each locality. There is no subject 
whatever, notwithstanding the gentleness and moderation of its 
own principles, and. the brotherly love and charity which it incul- 
cates, upon which mankind feel so keenly, or often manifest so 
much asperity, as upon that of religion. It works its way onward, 
no/ by reason of the occasional intolerance and violence of its 
advocates, but by its inherent beauty, wisdom, and power. They 
do not believe that a sincere convert has ever been made to any 
religious doctrine by outward compulsion, whether ecclesiastical, 
military, or political. It is not probable that any greater success 
will attend an attempt to force the daily reading of the Bible upon 
the people of any locality, whatever may be the motives that 
prompt their opposition to its use; but, on the contrary, the 
attempt is likely to arouse a 1 more determined resistance. 

" In conclusion, because the Board has no authority whatever to 
pass these By-Laws, because they uproot the wise and beneficent 
policy consistently pursued during the whole continuance of the 
existing school system; because there is no necessity for their 
adoption; because they are harsh, unjust, and oppressive in their 
provisions; because they proceed .upon a basis of violence and 
force, hostile to the very spirit of the Bible itself; and because 
there is imminent danger that they will substitute for a state of 
prosperity and peace, the issues of strife and destruction, the 
undersigned were and are opposed to their adoption, and they 
believe that such opposition will commend itself, not only to every 
friend of the principles upon which our civil institutions are based, 
but also to all who prize and venerate the precious and immut- 
able principles of the Christian faith." 

In the summer of 1853, the newly-appointed postmaster of New 
York earnestly solicited Judge Waterbury to accept the position 
of assistant postmaster, for the special purpose of securing his 
recognized ability as an organizer, for the establishment of an 
improved system for the delivery of letters throughout the city; 
offering to make to the salary such addition, out of his own, as 
would make it properly remunerative. With great reluctance 
Judge Waterbury finally consented. Such diversion of his atten- 
tion and time from his profession was necessarily damaging to his 
practice of the latter ; for the law is a jealous and exacting mistress. 
Probably the laborious work to be done, for a good public service, 
and in the element in which he took a certain intellectual delight, 
exerted a fascination upon Judge Waterbury, which tempted him 
into an unwise deviation from his proper line of professional HIV. 
At that time the delivery was made by carriers who collected a 
fee of two cents on each letter for their compensation. Some 



302 APPENDIX i. 

routes were worth over $2.000 a year, others under $500. Every 
carrier had to attend at the general post-office to receive his letters, 
though some routes were nearly five miles distant from it. Some 
made three or four deliveries a day, to others only one was possible. 
And there were a number of private establishments scattered 
throughout the city, styling themselves " post-offices," and making 
rival deliveries. Instead of such system as ought to work the postal 
service of a great metropolis, there was chaos, and a chaos equally 
absurd and injurious to the public accommodation. He first broke 
up the undue advantages of carriers on the dense business routes 
by requiring half of the carriers' fees to be paid into a common 
fund, and distributed on a plan by which the carriers on routes 
covering large areas received a larger sum per letter than those on 
routes embraced within a circuit of a few hundred feet. Having 
thus secured the means of equalizing the delivery over the whole 
city, he also established hundreds of locked boxes at suitable places 
throughout the city, from which letters were taken at stated hours 
each day, by regular collectors. He next assailed the private post- 
offices, as they were called, and at last, after a desperate resistance, 
compelled them to discontinue their illegitimate business. Thus, 
step by step, he gradually, and with great difficulty because every 
movement, strenuously resisted by those whose interests were nec- 
essarily damaged by reform, had to receive the approval of the 
Department at Washington prepared the way for an entirely new 
system. At the end of about two years he had the satisfaction of 
being able to make his reform comprehensive and complete. The 
city was divided into seven districts, in each of which (other than 
the one containing the general post-office) a station was established, 
designated as stations A, B, etc., each one of which was practically 
a post-office for the district; so that, while letters continued to be 
directed to the New York post-office, they were there distributed 
and sent in bulk to the proper districts, from which they received 
their local delivery with the utmost possible promptitude and 
regularity. Conversely the collectors from the boxes delivered at 
the stations of their respective districts, from which transmission 
was made to the general office. The constant and rapid commu- 
nications between the central office and the stations, to and fro, 
was effected by circulating wagons, making the circuit of the city 
at stated intervals each day. Not merely the general system, but 
every detail, including the mapping out of the districts, the hiring 
;ind fitting up the stations, the selecting and drilling of the men, 



APPENDIX U. 303 

etc., was personally attended to by Judge Waterbury; and so 
thoroughly, that the new system was a complete success from the 
very day of its opening ; working like clock-work, in the whole and 
in all of its parts. With the growth of the city, the districts have 
been increased to nearly twenty, but the system remains unchanged, 
except only that the delivery of letters is now free from any car- 
rier's charge. Once or twice minor changes have been made, but 
they did not work well, and Judge Waterbury's system, pure and 
simple, was soon restored. Thus a very model for city delivery 
of mailable matter was established in New York, which has led to 
an improvement of the carriers' delivery everywhere, and to a very 
large yearly increase in the revenues of the Post-Office Department. 
Yet few reflect or remember to whose organizing and creative 
genius all this is due. 

The reaction from his excessive labor brought upon Judge 
Waterbury a severe sickness, a condition of fevered nervous 
exhaustion. He had all along felt an undue confidence that his 
elastic, while delicate constitution could endure the strain of any 
amount of work that should not exceed twenty-four hours in the 
day. With a pulse at 120, and unable to leave the house, he had 
a clerk from the post-office to attend him every day with the papers 
requiring his action. The grateful postmaster, learning from his 
physician that his recovery was hopeless unless he should abstain 
from work, directed that no more papers should be taken to his 
house. Without the employment which had sustained while it was 
killing him, he broke down, as the thorough-bred who can, or at 
least will, go while between the shafts, sinks to the ground the 
moment they are withdrawn. Judge Waterbury was then pros- 
trated in bed with a fever which continued unbroken for two 
months. As he began to rally a little in the spring of 1856, he 
proceeded to Cuba, and thence traveled home through the south- 
ern states, reaching New York at the end of May, with health 
completely ivrsrablished. Such is the history, not before written, 
of the establishment of the present postal system of the City of 
New York. 

While yet in the post-office, it became necessary in November, 
ls;,s, to elect a new District Attorney for the city. That func- 
tionary is the public prosecutor, and occupies a relation so close to 
the administration of the general police system, that, while the two 
branches are officially distinct, he is in some sense its intellectual 
head. The leading men in the Democratic party appeared to turn, 



304 APPENDIX U. 

with almost one mind, to Judge Waterbury. He suggested that 
as he had been out of the practice of the law for over five years, 
it was a dangerous experiment to put him in that position ; but 
they had full confidence in his ability to fill any office with credit 
to himself and those who had selected him for it, and he was nom- 
inated with great unanimity, and triumphantly elected. Their 
sagacity was soon vindicated from all doubts whether of himself 
or of others. He had not been four months in the office before he 
had won the entire confidence of the public. The wife of a man 
named Stephens had died one year previously, and there were such 
strong grounds of suspicion that she had been poisoned, that Judge 
Waterbury directed the disinterment of the body, and an exam- 
ination to be made by Prof. R. Ogden Doremus, the eminent 
chemist: It was found to be permeated in every part with arsenic, 
which had preserved it from decay, and Stephens was indicted for 
murder. He was one of the false professors of an ostentatious 
piety, and his fellow- worshippers in his church rallied indignantly 
to his defense, and supplied the means for it to be made with 
ability and vigor. The trial lasted three weeks, and ended in the 
conviction of the murderer, who, after the case had been taken to 
the Court of Appeals, and the conviction affirmed, suffered the 
penalty of the law. The work so efficiently begun .was vigorously 
followed up. Every case of the wilful use of deadly weapons, 
whether fatal or not in the result, was prosecuted, and the guilty 
were punished. There was a large, powerful, and dangerous 
class in New York, against whom this bold and firm course was a 
personally hazardous, and very hazardous, declaration of war. 
William Mulligan, a gambler, one of its most noted members (who, 
when excited with drink, was a reckless ruffian, and who was after- 
wards shot to death by the police of San Francisco), found himself 
compelled to exchange the fashionable broadcloth and diamond 
studs with which he promenaded Broadway for the simpler uni- 
form of Sing Sing, for the crime of aiming a loaded pistol at a 
police officer. And while the assaults endangering the lives of 
public officers were inflexibly and severely punished, these latter 
were made to know that they too would be held to strict account- 
ability for any unnecessary degree of severity towards even the 
criminal class. Judge Waterbury held that there should not be 
an outcast class in any Christian or civilized community, and that 
care should be taken to show the offenders that while the law 
exacted obedience it did not withhold just protection. The result 



APPENDIX U. 305 

was not long in manifesting itself. Even the more depraved, when 
they found that justice was not a one-sided word, and that, while 
one hand held the sword of public duty, the other held the shield 
for the defense of all entitled to it, felt the good and wise molli- 
fying influence ; and New York, reversing its bad repute, became 
known for a time as unsurpassed for order and quiet by any city 
of its size in the world. So in regard to the frauds known as 
ticket-swindling, which made New York a place of terror to the 
multitudes attracted by its business facilities, who daily embarked 
at its wharves. Judge Waterbury took up the task of correction 
in his characteristic, thorough -going way, and made short and 
sharp work of the principal offenders, and so paralyzed and deter- 
red the rest that the system became, and has remained a thing of 
the past. 

The great case of Charles Jefferds for the murder of John 
Walton and John W. Mathews, was the most important one of 
Mr. Waterbury's term of the District Attorneyship. The prisoner 
had the powerful aid of James T. Brady as his leading counsel. 
It was a horrid case; an intricately tangled, and every way a most 
extraordinary one. Jefferds was a step-son of Mr. Walton, being 
son of Mrs. Walton by the first of the several marriages of 
which that with Mr. Walton had been the last. Walton was shot 
down at the corner of Third Avenue and 18th street, at 20 min- 
utes past 11, of a bright moonshiny night, when there was no lack 
of people in the streets. The assassin, who had been lying in wait 
for him behind a tree, stepped up close to him, after he had passed, 
killed him on the spot by a large bullet through his brain; fled, 
was pursued, turned upon his foremost pursuer, Mathews, and by a 
shot in the breast, laid him also dead on the spot, himself escaping 
The pistol was found the next morning in a neighboring yard, 
where it had been flung, with two barrels out of the five dis- 
charged in their work of twofold murder. As there were two 
distinct crimes, separated by an interval of time, and prompted 
by different motives, though the one grew out of the other, there 
were two indictments. On the first, that for the deliberate lying- 
in- wait assassination of his step-father, Walton, the evidence was 
insufficient for a conviction. His face had been seen too rapidly 
by moonlight, and at too great a distance, for conclusive identifi- 
cation. After a few minutes of hiding under a stoop, he had got 
off on a street-car, and had crossed the ferry to South Brooklyn, 
where he reached his lodgings so promptly that, in view of some 
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differences of time, as estimated by the various witnesses who 
heard the shots, it was a point strenuously disputed for the defense 
whether he could have accomplished the distance in his flight. 
And that which was the real motive to the crime, was at once as 
difficult to prove as it was horrid and revolting, namely, a prompting 
by his mother to rid her of her husband; prompting in which hire 
was combined with hate. She had a strong interest in Mr. Wal- 
ton's dSath at that time, so that she could receive her widow's 
dower in his considerable estate; for he had recently put her away 
for just cause, and she knew him to be on the track of the evi- 
dence which would show her to be either the undivorced wife 
of a husband still living, or to have at least passed for the wife of 
that other man without the sanction of marriage. On the indict- 
ment for the murder of Mr. Walton, Jefferds had escaped con- 
viction, but the District Attorney remained thoroughly convinced 
of his guilt, and held the other indictment still over him, for the 
murder of Mathews, his pursuer in his flight; a conviction held 
also by the brother of the murdered Walton, now guardian of his 
orphaned children, and as such resisting the suit of Jefferds's 
mother for her dower. Judge WaterBury did not, however, 
choose to proceed at once to the trial of the second indictment, 
.but, on the contrary, surprised the public by releasing Jefferds 
from prison on his own recognizance. More evidence to bring the 
crime home was necessary, and he trusted to that providential law 
which always tends to make the murderer himself betray his 
ever-torturing secret, and was not unwilling that his apparent 
triumph over public justice, and consequent sense of security, 
should, together with his habits of dissipation and intemperance, 
favor the operation of that law. The able Chief of Police, Mr. 
John A. Kennedy, who had been surprised to see Jefferds thus 
released from custody without a second trial for the second crime, 
proposed to the District Attorney to have him " shadowed" by a 
skillful detective, who should fall into acquaintance and intimacy 
with him, and so obtain the needed clues to other circumstances 
of a character to complete the evidence. 

Mr. Waterbury felt the strongest obligations, of a civic as well 
as of official duty which called for a conviction in such a case. If 
such a crime, perpetrated with an audacity so defiant of the public 
justice, should be crowned with impunity and triumph^ no peace- 
able citizen's life would be safe on the best streets of New York 
against the hand of murder, whether prompted by greed or by 



APPENDIX U. 307 

revenge. The profligate habits of the criminal thus allowed to go 
at large rendered the task of the detective no very difficult one, 
notwithstanding that Jefferds was informed by his mother that 
she was told that his new associate was a policeman. He let out 
where he had bought the pistol, and even confessed the first 
murder, for which he knew that he could not now be tried again ; 
indeed, in his cups, he had rather a tendency to boast of it. He 
was arrested and tried for the second murder, that of Mathews. 
The case was still a difficult one, being almost wholly one of cir- 
cumstantial evidence, since a detective's testimony to confessions 
was very questionable, It also involved the curious point that the 
Walton murder, for which the criminal was now safe, had virtually 
to be tried over again; not to convict him for it, but to fasten it 
upon him as a vital element in the proof of the other murder 
which had grown out of it ; the two being inseparable, and it 
being conceded that he could not be convicted of the second 
murder unless he had committed the first, there being otherwise 
no proof of motive. 

The trial lasted a week. Judge Waterbury's management of 
the witnesses was very masterly, and his address to the jury was a 
model of clear exposition, lucid analysis, effective grouping of a 
large variety of details, all converging to the focal point of demon- 
stration and conviction, and of that calm and dignified strength, 
conscientiously directed to a righteous object, which became a 
public prosecutor who felt his high but painful function to be that 
of a priesthood in the temple of justice. It was in the course of 
this address that he repelled in the language above quoted an 
attempt that was made by the defense to prejudice the jury by the 
imputation of a vindictive excess of zeal in the prosecution, giv- 
ing it a character of persecution. When he sat down all felt the 
doom of the criminal to be sealed, and the jury were so completely 
satisfied that upon retiring they immediately voted by ballot, with- 
out discussion, that he was guilty. 

Tin's trial won higU praise for Judge Waterbury for the forensic 
power displayed by the District Attorney, and better still, the 
respect of all wl;o had followed it, for the man. Tlie wretched 
murderer eventually, however, escaped the doom of the scaffold, 
lie wjis killed in prison by a fellow-convict, in an affray provoked 
by the reckless violence of character which had thus conducted 
him to its foot. A lawyer present at this trial (since a distin- 
guished judge), referring to Waterbury's success as public prose- 



308 APPENDIX U. 

cutor, said that "Speaking without notes, he had a habit, when he 
had finished a point, of letting his eyelids close for a few seconds, 
while he selected the next that he would present. It thus became 
an axiom among the frequenters of the court, that when the dis- 
trict attorney shut his eyes the prisoner's last chance was gone." 

The signal success of Judge Waterbury as a prosecuting officer 
was due to an unusual combination of qualities those qualities, 
mental and moral, which have been above indicated. His quick- 
ness of perception, remarkable memory of facts and faculty of coor- 
dinating them, firmness of purpose, conscientiousness, and intense 
earnestness, would carry his juries along with him almost uncon- 
sciously. His firmness was as manifest as was his fearlessness. If 
he felt any doubt of a person's guilt, he would frankly say so. 
He would never press a juror into the box to whom an objection 
could be made with the smallest show of reason. No testimony 
offered by a prisoner was excluded unless it was so clearly incom- 
petent as to be a mere waste of time; and no 'prisoner failed to 
have a material witness because he could not himself procure him, 
if the public money could bring him. But while he thus gave 
every fair and proper chance, even to the most guilty, and no word 
nor act ever manifested the least spirit of injustice to' the prisoner, 
even in the mind of the District Attorney, this very conduct of the 
prosecution gave additional force against him, so that it became 
almost a settled axiom, that for Waterbury to try was to convict, 
unless he himself declared to the jury that the case involved some 
reasonable doubt. 

If I have dwelt a little on this feature of Judge Waterbury's 
professional life, it is not alone because I regard it as signally hon- 
orable to him, but with a view to present it as a model, alike in its 
nobleness of method and in its practical success, to all to whom is 
assigned the delicate function of the public prosecutor, a function 
which in France is called and theoretically regarded as a magis- 
tracy, though we so rarely see it exercised in the semi-judicial spirit 
befitting that title. In the present instance-, I really think it was 
performed in a spirit not less sincerely judicial than if the District 
Attorney had been sitting on the bench instead of pleading be- 
fore it. 

It may seem strange that such a model District Attorney was 
not re-elected on the expiration of his term in 1861, but the reason 
for that was an additional honor to Judge Waterbury's name. 
Before the close of his term he had felt it his duty to bring before 
the Grand Jury and investigate certain action of the Common 



APPENDIX U. 309 

Council, for which it was reported that large sums of money had 
been paid. The members of that body, the influential local poli- 
ticians of the wards, to whom such a prosecution by such a prose- 
cutor opened up a vista in which, through the stages of exposure 
and disgorgement, the cells of Sing-Sing closed the perspective 
before them, saw in Judge Waterbury (though himself a zealous 
and active Democratic politician) at once their foe and their fate. 
The candidate of the Republicans was indorsed by the Mozart 
branch of the Democratic party controlled by the then Mayor of 
the city, and though Judge Waterbury ran 7,000 ahead of his 
ticket, he was defeated by only about 900. Had he been re-elected 
to continue the campaign of investigation and prosecution then 
opened by him, it seems probable that the noxious plant of muni- 
cipal corruption, already vigorously started in a rank soil, could 
never have flowered out into the splendid and gorgeous propor- 
tions it attained just ten years afterwards, when the exposure of 
its enormous growth alarmed the whole country, and added to the 
American language a word which, as the name of a man now 
gone to his last account, has become the name of a thing which 
unhappily is not yet equally defunct. 

The extraordinary vigilance and efficiency of Judge Waterbury's 
discharge of the duties of this office were curiously brought out to 
public light soon afterwards. The Board of Supervisors had 
voted to raise the salary of his successor from $5,000 to $7,000. 
The Mayor, Mr. Opdyke, a Republican, vetoed the measure, in a 
message in which he contrasted the work of Judge Waterbury in 
the last year of his term (1861), with those of the proposed bene- 
ficiary of the increase of the salary in the only year of his time 
(1862) which had elapsed. The Mayor's figures were as follows, 
to which are appended the results of the contrast. Dealing with a 
question referring to Judge Waterbury, he seemed to have caught 
a little of his genius for figures tabulated in statistical form to 

prove important facts. 

Percentage of 
1861. 1862. Decrease. Decrease from 

1861. 
No. of indictments found by the 

Grand Jury, . 1,239 949 290 .23 

" of convictions, . . 690 399 291 .42 

" " acquittals, . 154 97 57 .37 

" sent to City Prison, . 79 59 20 .25 

" " " Penitentiary, . . 245 137 108 .44 

" " State Prison, . 279 114 165 .59 

Aggregate of sentences to State Prison 

other than for life, . . 977iy.338fy. 638'years. .65 



;U() APPENDIX U. 

The smallest decrease was in the number of indictments found 
by the Grand Jury. In the prosecution of the indictments, the 
decrease was not as great in the acquittals as in the convictions. 
In the punishments, the decrease was larger, as they increased in 
severity, until in the aggregate of sentences to the State Prison, 
which includes both the number sent and the length of their terms, 
the decrease was nearly two -thirds of the total for 1861. As the 
same judges presided each year, the comparison illustrates the in- 
fluence exerted by an efficient prosecutor over the entire adminis- 
tration of the criminal law. It is no wonder that the Mayor could 
see. no good reason for an increase of pay to remunerate so great 
a falling off in performance. It would be still higher credit to 
Judge Waterbury, and praise to his administration, if we should, 
without any comparative disparagement to that of his successor, 
accept the supposition that the deterrent influence of the certainty of 
punishment, which had grown up under the former, combined with 
those wholesome moral influences of a different character of which 
mention has been made above, had so acted on the vicious habits 
of the criminal classes of the city as really to have wrought the 
effect of producing so great a reduction in the frequency and grav- 
ity of their offenses against the law and the public justice. 

When the news reached New York of the fire opened on Fort 
Sumter, in the harbor of Charleston, in April, 1861, Judge Water- 
bury was selected by the Democratic General Committee of the 
city of New York to draft an expression of its sentiments 
(the duty of drafting important resolutions was one frequently 
deferred to him), and his clear, strong, and patriotic resolutions 
were adopted with enthusiasm, and were greatly effective in giv- 
ing hope and courage to the upholders of the Union everywhere, 
as an authentic declaration of the opinion of the mass of the Dem- 
ocratic party in their great stronghold. They are appended in 
a note,* as the best possible presentation of the ideas of a " War 

* Whereas, This General Committee, and those they represent, have, to 
the present time, been the consistent advocates of the rights of every sec- 
tion of our country, and the firm defenders of the Constitutional rights of 
the Southern people, to protection from every species of assault upon their 
peculiar domestic institutions, and have always maintained their right to 
share, upon equitable terms, in the settlement of the National domain, and 
have made resolute and strenuous efforts to secure an adjustment of the 
whole matter in controversy, upon a basis at once just and liberal toward 
tin- South. and honorable to our whole country; and 

Several of the Southern States have assumed the position of 



APPENDIX U. 311 

Democrat." Even while feeling bound to avow that, not less con- 
scientiously, nor less patriotically, than Judge Waterbury framed 
them, the writer of these pages would have been compelled to 



violent resistance to the National authority, which resistance has been car- 
ried to the extent of actual war, manifested hy outrages on the nag of the 
United States; the forcible seizure of their fortifications and property; the 
preparation of extensive armaments and batteries for assault upon the forces 
of the nation; the bombardment of Fort Sumter; and, finally, by an invi- 
tation to the freebooters of the world to prey upon the commerce of our 
people ; and 

Whereas, The rulers of the Seceded States, by the measures aforesaid, 
have commenced a civil war upon the United States, threatening their 
existence as a National power; and 

Whemtx, The members of the Democratic party a party whose history 
is I lie record of an eminent and successful part in the formation of our 
institutions, the administration of our (iovernment, and the prosperity of 
our country, are especially called upon by all the memories of the past, and 
all the hopes of the future, to rally with promptness and vigor to the de~ 
fense of their country against all foes, whether at home or abroad ; there 
fore, 

Resolved, That the Democracy of this city are heartily united, with all 
of its citizens, as one man, to uphold the Constitution, enforce, the laws, 
maintain the I'nion, defend the Flag, and protect the Capital of these I'nited 
States, in the full and firm belief that this preservation of our national 
unity is the only security for the rights, liberties, and power of our own 
people, and the greatest hope of oppressed humanity throughout the world. 

MW/vv/, That this rally for the country is nobly and wisely made by 
our whole people, irrespective of party organizations, and without regard 
to past differences of opinion or action, for the purpose of sustaining the 
( Jovernment in t he exercise of its powers and duties as the constituted 
authority of the nation; and that in the same spirit, and for. the same pur- 
pose, all questions as to what has been done or omitted in the way of con- 
ce-ston and conciliation, and all questions respecting the course and policy 
of the Administration, should be forgotten until the national honor has 
been vindicated, and the national power firmly established. 

Resolved, That the unanimity and spirit with which the people of the North 
have responded to the call of the President for material aid in the present 
crisis, should not be taken as an indication of the least desire, or eveii wil- 
lingness on their part, to war upon the people of the South ; but only as an 
evidence of their determination to preserve the Union, as a blessing of in- 
estimable value, and to defend the sacred Flag of our country, "which com- 
mands the homage of all our hearts; and of their i n ilex ible resolve that 
Bunker Hill and Mount Vernon, New York and New Orleans shall never 
be dissevered. 

Resolved, That we cannot disregard the evidences which have been pre- 
sented, that in many parts of the South, the resistance to the National 
power has been accomplished by the terrorism of mob rule, and against 



312 APPENDIX U. 

oppose them, and to support rather the policy expressed by Gen- 
eral Scott and Mr. Greeley, in -the expression, "Erring Sisters, 
go in peace," in the firm conviction that less than five, years 
would have witnessed a sure return, and a better Reunion. But 
victory crowned the policy of the war, which was not less a conflict 
of ideas, and principles, and consciences, than of arms. Every man's 
duty in such times and events, was what was dictated to him by 
his own soul. If mingled good and evil have been its results, so 
would they have been of a different issue. Happily, all can now 
meet fraternally on the ground of mutual respect and self-respect, 
oblivion of the old animosities, and all be at one in recognizing 

that 

" There's a Divinity that shapes our ends, 
Rough-hew them how we will." 

The truth is, that the "Barnburners" of 1848, the friends of 
Van Buren, and the avengers of Silas Wright, did not believe in the 
reality of the long threatened " danger to the Union " from the 
anti-slavery agitation. History soon taught them better, when the 
Whig party, after 1852, assuming the new name of the " Republi- 
can " party, made with the Abolitionists, on the large national scale, 
that same alliance which the " Barnburners "in New York had 
virtually entered into for a momentary occasion, as they deemed, on 
the u Buffalo platform." The result was, that Fremont was all but 
elected in 1856, Lincoln elected in 1860 ; and the dread history of 



the interests and wishes of the conservative classes, embracing a large por- 
tion of the extensive owners of slaves; and we yet look to Tennessee and 
Kentucky, containing the tombs of Andrew Jackson and Henry Clay, and 
the homes of James Guthrie, John J. Crittenden, and Andrew Johnson, in 
the hope that their fidelity to the Union and the National Flag will be 
maintained amid all the difficulties of their position; and we pledge our- 
selves to those States, and to all the loyal men of the South, to defend the 
Constitutional rights and interests of every section of the Union, at all 
times and under all circumstances, with the same zeal and fidelity with 
which we will uphold the National power, and aid in the prompt and 
proper punishment of all traitors. 

Resolved, That we have witnessed with pride and admiration the calm 
and forbearing possession and 'heroic defense of Fort Sumter, by Major 
Robert Anderson, a gallant and noble son of Kentucky, and for his patri- 
otic efforts for peace, his brilliant defense of his Flag, and his manly refusal 
to surrender to the enemy, we render to him our heartfelt thanks ; and that 
all who may distinguish themselves in the service of this glorious Union 
iu its present peril, will be honored throughout the country, and enshrined 
in every patriotic heart throughout all time. 



APPENDIX t. 313 

the four years that succeeded we all know, as also the secondary 
consequences to the whole country, moral, political, and industrial, 
which have trailed through our sky, like the tail of some baleful 
comet, from then even till now. Like Seymour and Tilden, Mr. 
Waterbury and the bulk of the party known as " War Democrats " 
supported the government with steady firmness and zeal in the 
sustainment and enforcement of the Union, though neither he nor 
they ever gave any approval to many arbitrary acts of the party in 
power, incidental to the prosecution of the war, which were deemed 
to be not less unnecessary than they were in violation of established, 
principles of law and the constitution. 

In the fall of 1862, Judge Waterbury was nominated for member 
of Congress by all of the three organizations into which his party 
was at that time divided. His election was certain, the Democratic 
majority in the city and in his district being overwhelming. But 
there was a close contest for the governorship between Horatio 
Seymour and General Wadswortll, in which the former had to a 
considerable extent the support of the " Old Line Whigs," an 
influential body of men in all the large counties of the State. One 
of their number, James Brooks, Editor of the Express, desired 
strongly to go to Congress from Judge Waterbury 's district, which 
he had formerly represented as a Whig of the Clay and Web- 
ster times. It was a subject of complaint on the part of that 
interest throughout the State that, while they were zealously 
supporting the Democratic party, they were not even allowed a 
single member of Congress. They pressed their claim for a seat 
from the city, and Mr. Brooks was their most prominent representa- 
tive man. It was deemed important towards securing the election 
of Gov. Seymour that their new Democratic sympathies should not 
be chilled by refusing them this satisfaction. Judge Waterbury 
consented that the question of his withdrawal in favor of Mr. 
Brooks should be referred to Charles O'Conor, John Kelly, and a 
third person whom Mr. Brooks should select. The result was that 
it was deemed judicious that Mr. Brooks and his party should be 
gratified, and Mr. Waterbury at once withdrew, unwilling that in 
the event of Gov. Seymour's defeat he should appear to have con- 
tributed to that result by not having appeased that dissatisfaction 
on the part of the "Old Line Whigs." The local disappointment 
was very great. Indeed, the Hon. Elliott C. Cowdin, who was the 
Republican candidate, stated that he would have withdrawn in Judge 
Waterbury 's favor rather than that the latter should retire. Though 
40 



314 APPENDIX U. 

Judge Waterbury did not believe that the result in the State would 
be controlled by his action, he preferred, if the representative men 
of his party would take the responsibility, to avoid any possibility 
of the imputations which might attend an adverse result. He has 
several times since been urged to be a candidate for Congress, 
with a certainty of election, but he felt constrained to adhere to 
the practice of his profession. This is to be regretted, for it is 
certain he would have made one of the most useful and influential 
members of that body, and have done good service to our country. 
. GQV. Seymour tendered to Judge Waterbury the position of 
Judge- Advocate-General of the State, and, fearing that he would 
not accept it, requested the late William Cassidy, then the Editor 
of the Albany Argus, to visit New York and urge Mr. Waterbury to 
take the office as a matter both of personal friendship and of public 
duty. He finally consented, because, though nominally a military 
position, it was really a law office, and the dark days were come 
which gave it an importance not attaching to it in the ordin- 
ary " piping times of peace." It carried the lawful rank and title 
of Brigadier-General, but Judge Waterbury had so little taste for 
military display by mere civilians, that he never wore his uniform 
in public but on a single occasion, and habitually refused to answer 
to the salutation of "General." Among the great number of our 
" generals," he therefore enjoys the distinction of being perhaps 
the only man who refused to be styled by that title, so that we 
have to adhere to the old customary designation of " Judge." 

In the first year of his service occurred the terrible New York 
riots of July, 1863. They began on a Sunday, and Judge Water- 
bury reached the city on the evening of Monday, and after that 
was constantly on duty. Gov. Seymour, who arrived in the city on 
Tuesday morning, had great confidence in his ability and tact, and 
found in him a most efficient aid. On Wednesday noon he sug- 
gested to the Governor that the chief cause of trouble was less a 
riotous disposition on the part of the people, than their enforced 
idleness, business having been effectually stopped by the fact that 
neither omnibuses nor railroad cars were running. The Governor 
authorized him in his name to take measures to remedy this state 
of things. Proceeding alone in a carriage to the various depots 
and stables, he saw before midnight the representatives of over 
twenty of some twenty -six railroad and stage lines, generally situ- 
ated in the midst of the riotous district (a service of no small 
danger and daring); and using words of mingled entreaty and 



APPENDIX U. 315 

authority according to circumstances, and working with his charac- 
teristic earnestness and tact, he induced them all to listen to his 
proposals and enter into his views. They were very apprehen- 
sive of the consequences by reason of the threats which had been 
made by the leaders of the rioters that their buildings should be 
burned if they should recommence business, but Judge Waterbury 
arranged with them that military forces should be stationed at 
various convenient points for the protection of their property. 
Reaching the police headquarters at one o'clock in the morning, he 
wrote an order by the Governor to Major-General Sandford to 
detail a military force to each of the several places designated, and 
to have them at their posts by five A. M., and handed it to the 
clerk of the commissioners to be immediately delivered. All was 
thoroughly combined and executed, and worked like magic, and at 
an early hour the people were delighted by the customary sight 
and sound of the public vehicles, not less cheering to them than 
was the simultaneous sunlight, for it was the best assurance that 
order was restored. If Judge Waterbury had chosen to accept his 
lawful title of "General" (by which Gov. Seymour always persists 
in addressing him), he certainly had on this critical occasion fairly 
earned it; and by better means, and the display of better qualities 
of good sense and good feeling combined with courage, than those 
required for the winning of the crimsoned honors 'of the battle- 
field. 

The provoking cause of these riots had been the disproportion- 
ate and unfair allotment for the draft made against the city: an 
injustice the more irritating because, in its execution, it was made 
to bear with a peculiar degree of oppression upon a particular 
nationality. It looked very much like a political discrimination 
against a Democratic population; at the same time it admitted 
perhaps the palliation that those who arranged the allotments may. 
have supposed that our Irish fellow-citizens have such a natural 
love and genius for fighting that they might rather like than -other- 
wise the being conscripted for the war, in however excessive a 
disproportion. Governor Seymour directed the Judge- Ad vocate- 
General to investigate the facts in relation to the enrolment in the 
metropolitan cities of New York and Brooklyn as a basis for the 
draft of soldiers. After an examination made with his usual 
thoroughness, accuracy, and exhaustiveness, Judge Waterbury 
made a report which proved to demonstration that the enrolment 
iu the metropolitan districts was twice as large in proportion to 



316 APPENDIX U. 

population as in the interior counties of the State. He proved 
the political character of the enrolment by showing that while the 
total votes in 1860 had been, for the Lincoln and Anti-fjincoln 
Congressional districts, respectively, 457,257 and 151,253, the 
conscripts required from them were, respectively, 39,626 and 33,- 
729"; and that while in 1862 the total votes in the Wadsworth and 
Seymour Congressional districts had been, respectively, 353,621 
and 186,255, the conscripts required from them were, respectively, 
33,068 and 40,287. Such figures, viz., 40,000 conscripts required 
in the Seymour districts (chiefly New York and Brooklyn) from 
186,000 voters, against only 33,000 required from 353,000 voters! 
The calm and persuasive demonstration of Judge Waterbury's 
report was irresistible. Nor in the President (Lincoln) did he 
encounter any other than a fair and honest spirit. There had also 
been great unfairness in the drawing. " In the drawing in the 9th 
district, which is in the city of New York," says Judge Waterbury 
in his masterly report, "so far as the list was published, there was 
a great disproportion in the names of people of a particular line- 
age, although only one-fourth of the inhabitants of the district 
were born in Ireland. I called the attention of the President to 
this fact, and suggested to him that such a result could not be con- 
tinued throughout the city without being followed by a belief in 
the public mind that the draft had been unjustly made. He 
answered, ' Of course not ' ; and added with an earnestness I was 
glad to observe, ' I will not permit either a real or an apparent 
fraud.' " The effect of Judge Waterbury's report was that a 
commission was appointed by the Secretary of War to examine 
the matter, and upon its report the quota required from the city 
was reduced by 20,000 men. 

In May 1862, Judge Waterbury was elected Grand Sachem (or 
presiding officer) of the Tammany Society, and served one year. 
At the close of 1863, he retired from the Tammany General Com- 
mittee, and has ever since been an unyielding adversary of the 
virtual domination of " Tammany Hall " over the Democracy of 
New York. A time serving politician, one less disinterested in 
patriotism and democracy, less stern and uncompromising in his 

passion for political purity inseparable from public economy in a 

word, one less thoroughly imbued with the spirit of the idol of his 
youth, and the exemplar of his manhood, Silas Wright, would rather 
have tended to keep on good terms with the leaders controlling the 
majority of his party in the great city of his own residence. But such 



APPENDIX U 317 

is not, and never has been the temper of Judge Waterbury. Such 
a man must necessarily make many formidable political enemies, 
but they respect as well as dread him, even on the field of irrecon- 
cilable conflict between them. Himself fears nothing and nobody, 
and rather exults in the " stern joy " of the fight, than shrinks from 
its blows, or takes account of his own interests or his own labors 
in its conduct. At the same time, while in local politics for muni- 
cipal reform, and honestly economical good government, he is thus 
uncompromising, in national politics he is one of the most thorough, 
sound, and devoted members of the great Democratic party of the 
Union, and as such is one of the most sagacious, prudent, and prac- 
tical. He is a truly valuable citizen of the Union, the State, and 
the City, to all of which he has rendered and will to the end, con- 
tinue to render truly valuable patriotic service. si sic omnes ! 
Many passages in the life of Judge Waterbury have been neces- 
sarily omitted from this honest and sincere, while friendly sketch 
of him, which does not pretend to the character of a biography. 
One other only will be mentioned. In 1871, an Act was passed by 
the Legislature for the appointment of three Commissioners to revise 
the Statutes of the State. Francis Kernan, the present eminent 
Senator in Congress, who was appointed as one of them, declined 
to serve, and Governor Hoffman appointed .Judge Waterbury in 
his place; one of the highest tributes of compliment that could be 
paid to a lawyer and public man. Gov. Hoffman made the spon- 
taneous selection, because convinced that he could not find a better 
man at the Bar to do justice to the work involved. When the 
Commissioners proceeded to their work, a radical difference was 
found to exist in their views. The majority insisted on extensive 
amendments of the statutes. Judge Waterbury, with fyis ever 
practical mind, urged that such a course would inevitably array, 
against whatever report the 'Commissioners should make, a combin- 
sitimi of interests affected by, or differing in opinion from, the 
sweeping changes proposed, resulting in the probable eventual 
defeat of the work. He claimed that only such amendments should 
be made upon the statutes,* already not very long before revised, 
as were clearly necessary, namely, such as were merely verbal. 
Each side presented a report to the Legislature, setting forth its 
views, but no action was taken by that body. With wide differ- 
ences of opinion among the Commissioners, which continued in 
spite of all attempts to harmonize them, the work proceeded but 
slowly. Both sides again submitted conflicting reports to the 



318 APPENDIX r. 

Legislature, and as that body, after the lapse of two weeks, still 
took no action, Judge Waterbury, unwilling to waste his time in 
what he considered useless work, resigned the office. Time has 
justified the wisdom of his views. After the lapse of nearly eight 
years from the creation of the commission, and a cost to the State 
of a quarter of a million of dollars, the commission has ceased to 
exist, having only partially accomplished its work, of which only 
a part has been enacted by the Legislature ; the profession is pro- 
foundly divided over the subject, and the present question appears 
to be, not whether any more shall be adopted, but whether what 
has been enacted shall be allowed to stand. 

Judge Waterbury is a son of Col. Jonathan Waterbury, a highly 
esteemed citizen of New York, who died in 1829, at the early age 
of thirty -one. His mother was Elizabeth Jarvis, daughter of 
Elijah Jarvis (nephew of Bishop Jarvis), and of Betsey Chapman, 
daughter of Dr. Chapman, a distinguished physician of that day, 
of Norwalk, Connecticut. Both of his mother's parents were car- 
ried off by yellow fever, in New York, in her infancy, in the year 
1801. It is said that at the great ball given by the .city to Lafayette, 
at Castle Garden, in 1824, Colonel and Mrs. Waterbury were the 
handsomest couple in the room. It is related that on the occasion 
of that ball, the streets and approaches to Castle Garden were so 
blocked by the crowds of carriages, and people on foot, that Colonel 
and Mrs. Waterbury had to take a small boat at the foot of Court- 
landt Street, to reach the scene of the festivity. 

Judge Waterbury married early in life, Miss Gibson, a lady 
whose parents, resident in Boston, Mass., had died in her infancy; 
her mother was of the Cooledge family. She has been ever the 
blessing, and solace of her husband's life. They have three lovely 
daughters, and one son, now a student in Columbia College, 
destined, like his father, to the profession of the law. Judge Water- 
bury is one of tne most amiable and unselfish of men, and a true and 
constant friend, too often, perhaps, too generous a one. Among 
the million of its population, New York contains no more affection- 
ate and unostentatiously pious a home, one in which the parents are 
the friends and companions of the children; nor has its portal 
ever yet been darkened by the shadow of death. Long may it 
continue to enjoy that favored exemption. 



VALEDICTORY. 



"Aye, thus it is! One generation comes, 

Another goes, and mingles with the dust. 

And thus we come and go, and conic and go, 

Kach for a moment filliuu up 

Some little space. And thus we disappear 

In quick succession. And it shall l>c so 

Till time in one vast perpetuity 

Be swallowed up." 

By the guidance and support of Divine Providence we have now 
reached the end of our labors, having completed, to the extent 
of our ability, the history and genealogy of the " Jarvis Family." 
We send the volume forth among the generations of the Jarvises 
throughout the land, in the hope that they will be as happy and 
proud as we ourselves, are in rejoicing in the fact that there are 
and have been many very eminent and pious members of the 
Family, and that the country has been much benefited by the 
good they have done. It is the hope of the Authors that this 
little volume may outlive them for the edification and instruction 
in our genealogy of the many generations yet to come who shall 
arise and call their progenitors blessed. . 

One family circle is but the reflex and epitome of the great 
numbers scattered over the country. We hope that the book will 
bind all the families closer in the bonds, not only of kinship, but 
nt friendship, and that on the great day when all* will be called 
together, they may be. found with their hands clasped and their 
hearts in unison. 

That the importance and value of these family histories are daily 
becoming more manifest, is illustrated by the fact that they are 
increasing in numbers year by year. Few persons, comparatively, 
however, duly appreciate their importance, or are aware that to the 
same feeling among the Hebrews, which prompted their produc- 
tion, we owe, under God, the historical portions of the Bible. The 
history, too, of the most ancient kingdoms of the earth, as China, 



320 VALEDICTORY. 

Egypt, Chaldea, Babylonia, etc., would have remained unknown to 
other nations, but that their people were inspired to make a gene- 
alogy of their sovereigns, which necessarily embodied a history of 
their country. 

From the earliest ages genealogy has occupied much of the 
attention of mankind, and whether we consult sacred or profane 
history, we shall find the extraction or derivation of the individual 
always considered as making an important part of his history. 

Although the actions of a man himself are the truest proof of 
his merit, yet it is impossible for the mind not to connect with 
these the opinion we have of his extraction. And so, whoever 
pays due attention to the natural sentiments of mankind, while he 
keeps clear of the absurd prejudice which gives honor and respect 
to extraction alone, will acknowledge that the actions of men are 
not the only ground of respectability or estimation in the world. 

The reader will observe that our genealogy is more minute in 
some families than in others. Our original plan was to have given 
only so much of the genealogy as was necessary to connect the 
biography of the successive heads of the Family, and prevent any 
doubt about the descent, but we found a pretty general inclination 
to have the line traced minutely, and have thought it right to yield 
to the wish, as well as to respect the opinion of such a number of 
persons. Respectfully, 

THE AUTHORS. 



INDEX IN TWO PARTS. 



PART I. CHRISTIAN NAMES OF PERSONS BEARING THE 
SURNAME OF JAR VIS. 

PART II. NAMES OF PERSONS WHO HAVE MARRIED INTO 
THE JAR VIS FAMILY, AND NAMES OF DESCENDANTS BEAR- 
ING OTHER SURNAMES. 

If. B. The references are to the numbers opposite the names on the 
let 1 hand side of each page, except in a few cases where the number of 
the page is referred to, marked (p). 

The number in large type at the head of each family record is the num- 
ber of the father or mother, as the case may be, brought forward from the 
margin of the page on which the name occurs in the preceding generation. 
The number given in the Index will, therefore, give the place where a 
person's name occurs in his or her father's family, and, by looking for the 
same number in the large type, his or her own family record, if there be 
one, can be found. 

PART I. 



DESCENDANTS NAMED JARVIS. 



Name. 


No. 


Name. 


Aaron, 


1807 


Adiel, 


Abatha, 


373 


Adolphus, 


Abigail, 
Abigail, 


73 
126 


Albert F 
Albertina S., 


Abigail, 


219 


Alfred, 


Abigail, 


1996 


Alfred, 


Abigail, 


2027 


Algernon Sydney, 


Abigail Atkins, 


2052 


Alice, 


Abigail C., 


1563 


Alice B. , 


Abraham, 


4 


Alice Maud, 


Abraham, 


10 


Alma, 


Abraham, 


21 


Almira, 


Abraham, 


41 


Almira, 


Abraham, 


91 


Alonzo, 


Abraham, 


345 


Alvah, 


Abram, 


97 


Amanda, 


Abram, 


(p.) 120 


Amelia, 


Adaline Ursula, 


255 


Amelia, 


Ada Dagma, 


1127 


Amelia, 


Addie Stone, 


1087 


Amelia Ann, 


Adeline Matilda. 


2354 


Amelia Hyde, 


41 





No. 

587 

1509 

1676 

165 

190 

1516 

1963 

1043 

1068 

1937 

1545 

1797 

1859 

2398 

1506 

1865 

101 

225 

552 

1960 

2347 



322 



INDEX. PART I. 



Name. 


No. 


Name. 


No. 


Amelia Jane, 


397 


Arthur H. K. (Jervis), 


1707 


Amelia Sarah, 


789 


Arthur Leonard Fitz Gerald, 


818 


Andrew Jackson, 


2158 


Arthur Murray, 


558 


Andrew Spooner, 


2066 


Arthur Murray, 


1142 


Andrew Spooner, 


2103 


Asa, 


2335 


Andrew Spooner, 


2107 


Asahel, 


1496 


Angelina, 


278 


Asahel, 


1497 


Angelina, 


1964 


Asahel, 


1622 


Ann, 


78, 186 


Asahel Amos, 


1647 


Ann, 


2328 


Asahel Hatch (Jervis), 


1521 


Ann Augusta, 


733 


Augusta, 


151 


Ann Christina Farmar, 


305 


Augusta, 


279 


Ann Eliza, 


276 


Augusta Lavinia, 


,930 


Ann Eliza, 


1084 


Augustin, 


2423 


Ann Eliza, 


1773 


Augustine, 


1741 


Ann Eliza, 


2138 


Aurelia B., 


1629 


Ann Elizabeth, 


155 


Aurelia Content, 


1645 


Ann Ellen, 


450 


Austin, 


32 


Ann Frances, 


594 






Ann Frances Carr, 


2098 


Bainbridge, 


2288 


Ann Olney, 


2245 


Belle, 


653 


Anna, 


168 


Benajah, 


1737 


Anna, 


289 


Benjamin, 


125 


Anna, 


1813 


Benjamin, 


381 


Anna (Jervis), 


1830 


Benjamin, 


601 


Anna Augusta, 


1896 


Benjamin, 


1938 


Anna Head, 


2260 


Benjamin, 


2043 


Anna Lee, 


2266 


Benjamin, 


2068 


Anna Louisa, 


1732 


Benjamin At water, 


328 


Anna Maria, 


412 


Benjamin Franklin, 


1778 


Anna Maria, 


1662 


Benjamin H. , 


1917 


Anna Mary, 


843 


Benjamin L., 


515 


Anna Sprague, 


1651 


Benjamin Sturges, 


220 


Anne, 


399 


Betsey, 


74 


Anne Decima, 


588 


Betsey, 


79 


Anne E. , 


1566 


Betsey Stelle, 


2058 


Annie, 


1461 


Bill, 


1490 


Annie E. , 


1854 


Blanche E., 


1421 


Annie Elizabeth Stewart, 


817 


Brewster, 


2420 


Annie Flagg, 


2273 


BriceW., 


514 


Annie G. , 


2257 






Annie G., 


2370 


Caleb, 


2324 


Annie Ladd, 


2197 


Carlton, 


1812 


Antoinette Augusta, 


601 


Caroline, 


393 


Arthur, 


592 


Caroline, 


584 


Arthur Clay, 


1429 


Caroline, 


1958 


Arthur Edward, 


2265 


Caroline, 


2132 


Arthur Henry Boyd, 


846 


Caroline, 


2346 



DESCENDANTS NAMED JARVIS. 



323 



Name. 


No. 


Name. 


No. 


Caroline A., 


2278 


Charles Fitz, 


2181 


Caroline Amelia, 


413 


Charles Frederick, 


455 


Caroline Amelia, 


734 


Charles H., 


1710 


Caroline Eliza, 


1959 


Charles Herbert, 


459 


Caroline Elizabeth, 


329 


Charles J., 


1690 


Caroline Louisa, 


2174 


Charles James Anson, 


174 


Caroline W., 


2100 


Charles Lavallette, 


1012 


Carrie D. (Jervis), 


1832 


Charles Leonard, 


942 


Catharine, 


61 


Charles Maples, 


1223 


Catharine, 


200 


Charles Mercer, 


285 


Catharine, 


209 


Charles M. S. (Jervis), 


1706 


Catharine, 


299 


Charles P. , 


2275 


Catharine Amelia, 


339, 720 


rhari.-s Ralph, 


391 


Cecilia Sophia, 


786 


Charles W., 


1628 


Celina North, 


1659 


Charles W., 


2236 


Charity, 


1869 


Charles William, 


849 


Charity, 


2395 


Charlotte, 


127 


Charles, 


99 


Charlotte, 


173 


Charles, 


301 


Charlotte Augusta, 


453 


Charles, 


495 


Charlotte Maria, 


487 


Charles, 


511 


Charlotte Maria, 


488 


Charles, 


669 


Charlotte Mary, 


1111 


Charles, 


1020 


C. Willis, 


1061 


Charles, . 


1045 


Chester, 


1543 


Charles, 


1810 


Chester, 


1668 


Charles, 


2039 


Chloe, 


1495 


Charles, 


2059 


Chloe, 


1498 


Charles, 


2062 


Clara, 


1090 


Charles, 


2071 


Clarissa, 


497 


Charles, 


2099 


Clarissa, 


1023 


Charles, 


2140 


Colborne Dennis, 


1209 


Charles, 


2167 


Constance Kingsmill, 


1147 


Charles, 


2340 


Cora Elizabeth, 


1011 


Charles A., 


618 


Cordelia, 


1939 


Charles Abraham, 


319 


Cornelia, 


600 


Charles Alpheus, 


489 


Cornelia E. , 


" 1840 


Charles Augustus, 


722 






( 'harles Augustus, 


725 


Daniel, 


105 


Charles Beverley, 


556 


David, 


1436 


Charles Brydger, 


1128 


David, 


1803 


Charles Church, 


2073 


David Conklin, 


1789 


Charles Edward, 


452 


David R. , 


1873 


Charles Edward, 


743 


David Sandford, 


507 


Charles Edward, 


2106 


Deborah, 


25 


Charles Edward, 


2157 


Deborah, 


108 


Charles Edward, 


2178 


Delancey, 


196 


Charles Edward L., 


792 


Delia Farley, 


2239 


Charles Edwin, 


1663 


Douglass, 


1082 



324 



INDEX. PART I. 



Name. 


No. 


Name. 


No. 


Dorcas, 


2394 


Elijah Albert, 


317 


Dwight, 


1544 


Eliphalet, 


1742 


Dwight, 


1661 


Eliza, 


603 






Eliza, 


1785 


Ebenezer, 


119 


Eliza (Jervis), 


2412 


Ebenezer, 


376. 


Eliza Ann, 


611 


Ebenezer Nostrand, 


1881 


Eliza Ann, 


1877 


Edgar, 


560 


Eliza E. , 


1567 


Edgar Beaumont, 


1149 


Eliza Lane, 


2351 


Edgar Hewlett, 


1894 


Eliza Rowland, 


717 


Edgar Ralph, 


1129 


Elizabeth, 


14 


Edmund, 


371 


Elizabeth, 


39 


Edmund A. , 


1924 


Elizabeth, 


117 


Edmund Allen, 


1909 


Elizabeth, 


172 


Edmund Allen, 


(p.) 137 


Elizabeth, 


293 


Edmund Head, 


1124 


Elizabeth, 


311 


Edmund Meredith, 


1097 


Elizabeth, 


321 


Edmund Owen Meredith, 


824 


Elizabeth, 


338 


Edward, 


138 


Elizabeth, 


496 


Edward, 


406 


Elizabeth, 


1493 


Edward, 


1117 


Elizabeth, 


1775 


Edward (Jervis), 


1828 


Elizabeth, 


1791 


Edward, 


2025 


Elizabeth, 


1815 


Edward, 


2060 


Elizabeth, 


1945 


Edward, 


2097 


Elizabeth, 


1951 


Edward, 


2341 


Elizabeth, 


1953 


Edward ^Emilius, 


931 


Elizabeth, 


1966 


Edward B., 


2237 


Elizabeth, 


1978 


Edward Buckingham, 


360 


Elizabeth, 


2010 


Edward Clifton, 


845 


Elizabeth, 


2015 


Edward Lutwich, 


389 


Elizabeth, 


2028 


Edward Scott, 


2063 


Elizabeth, 


2037 


Edward W., 


1691 


Elizabeth, 


2046 


Edward W. Boyd, 


407 


Elizabeth, 


2054 


Edward William, 


834 


Elizabeth, 


2326 


Edward Winslow, 


1016 


Elizabeth Arnold, 


400 


Edward Worrell, 


415 


Elizabeth Bartlett, 


2136 


Edwin, 


1547 


Elizabeth Black, 


2096 


Edwin Rogers, 


1731 


Elizabeth Bowmon, 


2348 


Electa, 


1503 


Elizabeth Colt, 


782 


Electa, 


1504 


Elizabeth Hannah, 


211 


Eli, 


75 


Elizabeth Harriett, 


416 


Eli Starr, 


221 


Elizabeth Hart, 


352 


Elias. 


1987 


Elizabeth R. (Jervis), 


1831 


Elias, 


2006 


Elizabeth Smith, 


2150 


Elias, 


2022 


Elkanah, 


1755 


Elijah, 


92 


Ella, 


1066 


Elijah, 


1491 ! Ella P., 


1072 



DESCENDANTS NAMED JARVIS. 



325 



Name. 


No. 


Name. 


No. 


Ellen Anderson, 


677 


Florence Isidore, 


1681 


Ellen B., 


2227 


Foster, 


1065 


Ellen Caroline, 


793 


Frances, 


1927 


Ellen Maria, 


586 


Frances Amelia, 


213 


Elma Muriel Murray, 


1362 


Frances Amelia, 


355 


Eloisa, 


1934 


Frances Amelia, 


580 


Eloisa L., 


714 


Frances E. , 


1595 


Emeline, 


1619 


Frances Hubbard, 


2362 


Emeline C., 


617 


Frances Huldah, 


341 


Emily, 


1868 


Francis, 


716 


Emily (Jervis), 


1824 


Francis, 


2321 


Emily Caroline, 


793 


Francis, 


2337 


Emily Elizabeth, 


451 


Francis C., 


610 


Emily Maude, 


941 


Francis Carr, 


2116 


Emma, 


1701 


Francis H. , 


1675 


Emma Bowne, 


1724 


Francis H., 


1679 


Emma Jane, 


1922 


Francis Head, 


2173 


Emma M. , 


1852 


Francis Henry, 


2153 


Emma Robins, 


2249 


Francis Griswold, 


1642 


Emulus, 


1798 


Francis Griswold, 


1709 


Emulus, 


1837 


Francis Pillsbury, 


2242 


Erastus, 


1617 


Francis Proudfoot, 


1153 


Ernest, 


1151 


Francis Roach, 


2065 


Ernest Frederick, 


847 


Frank, 


669 


Ernest Leonard, 


1347 


Frank, 


1032 


Esther, 


6 


Frank Adolphus, 


1698 


Esther, 


16 


Frank Hope, 


836 


Esther, 


27 


Frank Pepperrell, 


2112 


Esther, 


60 


Frank Seymour, 


2248 


Esther, 


84 


Frederick, 


390 


Esther, 


1792 


Frederick, 


1224 


Esther, 


2386 


Frederick, 


1889 


Esther, 


2402 


Frederick, 


2092 


Esther Lucretia, 


296 


Frederick A., 


2276 


Ethel Hazen, 


1350 


Frederick Arnold, 


825 


Eugene LeBaron, 


2186 


Frederick Augustus, 


1093 


Eunice Amelia, 


331 


Frederick Augustus, 


2152 


Eunice Morgan, 


1932 


Frederick Augustus, 


2261 


Eva, 


1156 


Frederick Clarence, 


1096 


Kverard Augustus, 


2267 


Frederick H. , 


2366 


Experience, 


1864 


Frederick M. , 


1846 






Frederick Sandford, 


291 


Funny, 


1131 


Frederick Starr, 


212 


Fanny Fayerweather, 


185 


Frederick Starr, 


1119 


Florence, 


1026 


Frederick Starr, 


1145 


Florence, 


1047 


Frederick Tiffany, 


1643 


Florence Annie, 


1349 


Frederick William, 


551 


Florence Caroline, 


1095 i Frederick William, 


2166 



326 



INDEX. PART I. 



Name. 

Frederick William, 
Frederick William, 
Frederica Augusta, 

George, 

George, 

George,. 

George, 

George, 

George A. , 

George Atwater, 

George Atwater, 

George Cyprian, 

George E., 

George Hamilton, 

George Howard, 

George L. Bowne, 

George M. , 

George Milton, 

George Murray, 

George Oglevie, 

George Oglevie, 

George Robinson, 

George Rogers, 

George Seymour, 

George Sherwood, 

George Stephen Benjamin, 

George Thomas, 

George Washington, 

George William, 

George William, 

George William Hope, 

Grace Gillet, 

Grace Lathrop, 

Gracie, 

Griethene, 

Gustavus, 

Gustavus, 

Gustavus Rochfort, 

Haller, 

Hannah, 

Hannah, 

Hannah, 

Hannah, 

Hannah, 

Hannah, 

Hannah, 



No. 


Name. 


No. 


2246 


Hannah, 


368 


2270 


Hannah, 


372 


356 


Hannah, 


1746 




Hannah, 


1768 


318 


Hannah, 


1902 


726 


Hannah (Jervis), 


2379 


2286 


Hannah (Jervis), 


2409 


2399 


Hannah Fowler, 


1977 


2413 


Hannah Owen, 


154 


2176 


Harold, 


1152 


324 


Harrie, 


1222 


325 


Harriet, 


498 


491 


Harriet, 


1507 


1874 


Harriet, 


1552 


1094 


Harriet, 


2361 


2256 


Harriette, 


604 


1725 


Harriet Amelia, 


281 


2415 


Harriet Augusta, 


332 


1030 


Harriet Augusta, 


669 


449, 815 


Harriet Bartlett, 


2139 


175 


Harriet E., 


1025 


1015 


Harriet E., 


1584 


1110 


Harriet Elizabeth, 


163 


785 


Harriet Head, 


2264 


388 


Harriet Rebecca, 


342 


585 


Harry Augustus, 


1141 


215 


Harry Newton, 


1428 


553 


Harry St. John, 


1210 


2159 


Hattie L., 


1849 


284 


Helen (Jervis), 


1631 


1965 


Helen, 


2078 


819 


Helen A., 


1680 


1696 


Helen Amelia Margaret, 


848 


1420 


Helen Louisa, 


1678 


1888 


Helen Marion, 


2353 


1520 


Helen Mary, 


839 


1511 


Helen Pearce, 


1982 


1514 


Henrietta, 


191 


395 


Henrietta, 


363 




Henrietta A., 


2235 


1508 


Henrietta Dobson, 


142 


53 


Henrietta S., 


347 


65 


Henry, 


62 


76 


Henry, 


194 


85 


Henry, 


222 


112 


Henry, 


370 


129 


Henry, 


1739 


275 


Henry, 


1871 



DESCENDANTS NAMED JARVIS. 



327 



Name. 


No. 


Name. 


No. 


Henry, 


2089 


Isaac, 


26 


Henry A., 


1596 


Isaac, 


106 


Henry Augustus, 


559 


Isaac, 


1766 


Henry Augustus, 


2165 


Isabel Grace, 


940 


Henry Clay, 


1022 


Isabel Helen, 


1348 


Henry Douglass, 


1083 


Isabel Maria, 


583 


H. Fitz Gerald, 


410 


Isabel Mary Hubbard, 


2113 


Henry Herbert, 


2262 


Isabella Maule, 


1144 


Henry James, 


392 


Isabel McLean, 


791 


Henry Kent, 


1644 


Isaiah, 


1736 


Henry Sanford, 


607 


Isaiah, 


1757 


Henry Starr, 


600 


Isaiah, 


1763 


Henry Stone, 


1086 


Israel, 


124 


Henry W. f 


346 


Israel, 


384 


Henry W., 


2258 






Henry William, 


458 


Jacob, 


116 


Herbert Cherriman, 


1154 


Jacob, 


2391 


Herbert Munson, 


787 


Jacob S., 


1562 


Herbert Murray, 


816 


James, 


63 


Hervey, 


1952 


James, 


94 


Hester A., 


1620 


James, 


193 


Hester Elizabeth, 


562 


James, 


313 


Hettie Frederica, 


783 


James, 


1634 


Hetty, 


192 


James, 


1944 


Hetty Hart, 


353 


James, 


1961 


Hezekiah, 


23 


James, 


1989 


Hezekiah Nash, 


327 


James, 


2334 


Hezekiah Nash, 


333 


James, 


2371 


Holda, 


1485 


James Edmund, 


2280 


Hollis Joy, 


2269 


James Grant, 


199 


Horace, 


1502 


James Lawrence, 


2350 


Horace A., 


1580 


James Lorenzo, 


1031 


Horace B., 


1579 


James Morgan, 


1931 


Horace Benjamin, 


1551 


James O., 


2168 


Howard, 


1046 


James Otis, 


2122 


Howard Barrch, 


2282 


James White, 


340 


Howard Sandford, 


2111 


James White, 


1519 


Rowland B. , 


1021 


Jane, 


207 


Huldah, 


312 


Jane, 


386 






Jane, 


510 


lantha, 


377 


Jane Hannah, 


457 


Ichabod, 


42 


Jane Josephine, 


1677 


Ichabod, 


383 


Jane Maria, 


294 


Ida May, 


2284 


Janet McNary, 


1014 


Ira, 


1796 


Jane Mercer, 


283 


Ira, 


2400 


Jared B. , 


1582 


Irving Austin, 


2268 


Jared B., 


1583 


Isaac, 


18 


Jay, 


206 



328 



INDEX. PART I. 



Name. 


No. 


Name. 


Jay, 


539 


JohnS., 


Jeanette, 


208 


John Samuel, 


Jeanette, 


2088 


John W., 


Jeannette, 


1916 


Jonathan, 


Jeanette Hart, 


304 


Jonathan, 


Jeanette White, 


1930 


Jonathan, 


Jennie, 


1091 


Jonathan, 


Jennie Lee, 


1886 


Joseph, 


Jenny, 


1063 


Joseph, 


Jerta Maria, 


1549 


Joseph (Jervis), 


Jerusha, 


379 


Joseph, 


Jesse, 


67 


Joseph A. , 


Jesse, 


118 


Joseph Albert, 


Joannah (Jervis), 


2378 


Joseph Church, 


Joel, 


1780 


Joseph Edward, 


Joel S., 


1623 


Joseph Henry, 


John, 


15 


Joseph Ireland, 


John, 


33 


Joseph Ray, 


John, 


50 


Joseph Russell, 


John, 


57 


Joseph Russell, 


John, 


110 


Joseph Russell, 


John, 


171 


Joseph Russell, 


John, 


1434 


Joseph Sidney, 


John, 


1808 


Joseph W. , 


John, 


1984 


Joseph Wicks, 


John, 


1986 


Joseph Wicks, 


John, 


1998 


Joseph Wood, 


John, 


2000 


Josephine, 


John, 


2023 


Josephine, 


John, 


2320 


Josephine, 


John, 


2331 


Josephine Head, 


John, Jr., 


2333 


Josie Kinyon, 


John A.. 


2368 


Judson, 


John Abram, 


303 


Julia, 


John Black, 


2101 


Julia, 


John Bloomfield (Jervis), 


1772 


Julia, 


John Bloomfield (Jervis), 


1834 


Julia, 


John Bunce, 


1800 


Julia Alice, 


John Colyer, 


1898 


Julia Ann, 


John Head, 


2086 


Julia Ann, 


John Head, 


2151 


Julia Ann, 


John Head, 


2172 


Julia Ann, 


John Henry, 


300 


Julia B., 


John Hewlett, 


1879 


Julia Conklin, 


John Jay, 


512 


Julia Eliza, 


John Lindsay, 


591 


Julia Eliza, 


John Q. A., 


2352 


Julia F., 


John Racy, 


460 


Julia Maria, 



No. 

2373 

358 

1069 

1734 

1740 

1765 

1793 

1489 

2070 

2377 

2392 

1565 

1694 

1594 

1967 

2405 

1762 

1843 

2067 

2108 

2119 

2184 

1550 

619 

1950 

1975 

2102 

651 

1929 

2121 

2241 

1035 

540 

205 

561 

1123 

1627 

2254 

258 

259 

274 

315 

2289 

1089 

579 

1108 

1695 

1667 



DESCENDANTS NAMED JAKVIS. 



329 



Name. 


No. 


Name. 


No. 


Julia Raymond, 


718 


Louise Heath, 


1088 






Louise Jeanette, 


1028 


Kasinni P. (Jervis), 


1633 


Lucinda Frisbie, 


532 


Katharine, 


2145 


Lucretia, 


189 


Katharine Leonard, 


2146 


Lucretia, 


1463 


Kent, 


1492 


Lucy, 


767 


Kent, 


1546 


Lucy Caroline, 


835 


Kent, Jr., 


1657 


Lucy Gushing, 


675 


Kent, 


1712 


Lucy Hubbard, 


2359 


Keturah, 


128 


Lucy Josephine, 


1462 


Keturah, 


1784 


Luella, 


1892 


Keturah Ann, 


2406 






Keziah, 


120 


Mabel Sadie, 


2271 






Marcy, 


2029 


Launcelot, 


178 


Hargaret, 


114 


Laura Ann, 


531 


Margaret, 


122 


Laura Matilda, 


823 


Margaret, 


2004 


Lavinia, 


37 


Margaret, 


2005 


Lavinia, 


54 


Margaret, 


2024 


Lavinia, 


100 


Margaret, 


2143 


Lavinia, 


115 


Margaret, 


2170 


Lavinia Todd, 


164 


Margaret, 


2364 


Le Grand, 


314 


Margaret Annabella, 


1120 


L. H., 


1426 


Margaret Cornelia, 


1841 


Leonard, 


2019 


Margaret Emma, 


288 


Leonard, 


2036 


Margaret Isabella Maule, 


1113 


Leonard, 


2051 


Margaret Sc udder, 


1839 


Leonard, 


2057 


Maria, 


343 


Leonard, 


2072 


Maria, 


1786 


Leonard, 


2127 


Maria Chapman, 


719 


Leonard, 


8138 


Maria Frisbie, 


533 


Leonard, 


2184 


Maria G., 


2369 


Leonard Bradford, 


2115 


Maria Lavinia, 


150 


Leonard Bradford, 


2185 


Maria Mabel, 


1211 


Leonard Fitz Edward, 


2105 


Maria Sanford, 


2244 


Levi S., 


508 


Marietta, 


378 


Levinah, 


132 


Marietta Bradley, 


608 


LillieF., 


1850 


Marietta, 


509 


Lizzie Ida, 


1033 


Marion Zcta, 


1122 


Lizzie Maud, 


2281 


Martha, 


48 


Lorenzo Taylor, 


1616 


Martha Louisa, 


1018 


Louis Raymond, 


1155 


Martha Margaret, 


161 


Louisa, 


28 


Martha P., 


1856 


Louisa, 


595 


Mary, 


11 


Louisa, 


2339 


Mary, 


35 


Louisa, 


2358 


Mary, 


71 


Louisa Sophia, 


490 


Mary, 


80 


Louise Bailey, 


2147 


Mary, 


102 


4'J 







330 



INDEX. PART I. 



Name. 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary, 
Mary A. , 
Mary Abigail, 
Mary ^Emilia, 
Mary Amelia, 
Mary Ann, 
Mary Ann, 
Mary Ann, 
Mary Ann, 
Mary Ann, 
Mary Ann, 
Mary Ann, 
Mary Ann, 
Mary Ann, 
Mary Ann Susan, 
Mary Beatrice, 
Mary Boyles, 
Mary Catharine, 
Mary Caroline, 
Mary Caroline, 
Mary Caroline, 
Mary Church, 
Mary Church, 



No. 

104 
136 

277 

337 

367 

382 

394 

557 

852 

1494 

1625 

1749 

1752 

1908 

1940 

1948 

1994 

2003 

2007 

2008 

2021 

2047 

2094 

2374 

2401 

2384 

2367 

1669 

928 

256 

292 

326 

600 

1548 

1805 

1860 

2087 

2169 

2345 

1882 

1125 

821 

1116 

454 

723 

724 

2042 

2109 



Name. No. 

MaryE., 1070 

MaryE., 1853 

Mary Elizabeth, 286 

Mary Elizabeth, 838 

Mary Elizabeth, 2156 

Mary Elizabeth, 2250 

Mary Esther, 316 

Mary Esther, 2403 

Mary Frances, 1878 

Mary Frances, 1921 

Mary Frances, 1936 

Mary Hannah, 162 

Mary Hubbard, 2120 

Mary Jane, 408 

Mary Jane, 1660 

Mary Jane, 2161 

Mary Louisa, 357 

Mary Louisa, 1207 

Mary Louise, 1928 

MaryM., 1581 

Mary M. (Jervis), 1632 

Mary Minerva, 1693 

Mary Nutting, 794 

Mary Ogden, 1913 

Mary Parker, 2263 
Mary Pepperrell Sparhawk, 2135 

Mary Shrieve, 788 

Mary Sophia, 581 

Mary Sophia, 582 

Mary Sparhawk, 2076 

Mary Theodora (Jervis), 1704 

MaryW., 1702 

Mary Wicks, 1973 

Matilda, 398 

Matilda Jane, 1943 

Matilda M., 1972 

Maud Maria, 1427 

Mehitabel, 130 

Mehitabel, 369 
Melancthon Bryant (Jervis), 2407 

Mellville, 1062 

Mervale Philetus, 1844 

Mildred Blennerhassett, 1363 

Miles O'Reilly, 946 

Milerson, 1748 

Milerson, 1751 

Milison, 38 

Minerva, 600 



DESCENDANTS NAMED JARVIS. 



331 



Name. 
Mini, 
Moses, 
Moses, 
Moses, Jr., 
Moses, 

Moses Richards, 
Moses West, 
Mimsou, 
Mimson, 
Myron A. (Jervis), 

Nancy, 

Nancy, 

Nancy Head, 

Naomi, 

Nathan, 

Nathan, 

Nathan, 

Nathan S., 

Nathan Sturges, 

Nathan Sturges, 

Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, 

Nathaniel, 

Nellie, 

Nellie May, 

Neva Todd, 

Nelson, 

Nicholas, 

Noah, 

Nostrand, 

Owen, 

Paul, 

Panthea, 

Percy, 

Percy, 

Per Lee, 

Peter Robinson^ 



No. 


Name. 


No. 


2338 


Peter Robinson, 


1126 


374 


Phebe, 


1769 


1941 


Pbebe, 


1794 


1946 


Phebe, 


1867 


2424 


Phebe, 


1926 


1970 


Phebe A., 


1872 


1974 


Phebe A., 


1875 


45 


Phebe Elizabeth, 


2404 


409 


Phebe Perkins, 


2233 


1634 


Philamela Elizabeth, 


486 




Philander, 


1626 


184 


Philander Robinson, 


260 


2162 


Philetus Conklin, 


1795 


2091 


Philetus Horton, 


1891 


19 


Philip, 


2044 


20 


Philip, 


2090 


83 


Philip, 


2171 


2343 


Philip, 


2421 


1925 


Philo, 


187 


1910 


Phoebe, 


1906 


1933 


Phoebe, 


1949 


1903 


Phoabe, 


1956 


1907 


Phoebe Deborah, 


1980 


1912 


Phoebe Francis, 


1915 


1920 


Philo Place, 


1895 


1983 


Pierre Humphrey, 


1911 


1991 


Platt, 


364 


2014 


Platt, 


2390 


2030 


Polly, 


22 


2040 


'Polly, 


47 


2049 


Polly, 


169 


2416 


Polly, 


1517 


669 


Polly, 


1522 


1034 


Polly Martha Marvin, 


140 


2182 






322 


Rachel, 


72 


1988 


Rachel, 


297 


90 


Rachel. 


1435 


107 


Rachel H., 


1564 




Rachel Isabella, 


214 


1505 


Ralph Munson, 


135 




Rebecca, 


179 


1150 


Rebecca, 


(p.) 197 


1510 


Rebecca, 


1992 


1156 


Rebecca, 


1995 


1887 


Rebecca, 


2001 


1042 


Rebecca, 


2011 


555 


Rebecca, 


2016 



H32 



INDEX. PART I. 



Name. 


No. 


Name. 


No. 


Rebecca Hall, 


2154 


Samuel Gardiner, 


2038 


Rebecca Parkman, 


2048 


Samuel Gardner, 


2126 


Reuben, 


2393 


Samuel M., 


1918 


Rhoda, 


366 


Samuel Odell, 


160 


Richard, 


1947 


Samuel Peters, 


149 


Richard Wm., 


354 


Samuel Peters, 


152 


Robert, 


1744 


Samuel Peters, 


447 


Robert, 


1781 


Samuel Peters, 


943 


Robert, 


1788 


Samuel Raymond (Sir), 


181 


Robert E. Colborne, 


598 


Sands, 


66 


Robert Jones, 


1424 


Sarah, 


29 


Robert Milner, 


1969 


Sarah, 


49 


Rodney, 


197 


Sarah, 


98 


Ruf us P. , 


1700 


Sarah, 


121 


Russell, 


2077 


Sarah, 


131 


Russell, 


2129 


Sarah, 


223 


Russell, 


2198 


Sarah, 


' 375 


Ruth, 


34 


Sarah, 


597 


Ruth, 


133 


Sarah, 


1804 






Sarah, 


1905 


Sally, 


188 


Sarah, 


2009 


Sally, 


1499 


Sarah, 


2041 


Sally, 


1770 


Sarah, 


2095 


Sally, 


2332 


Sarah, 


2144 


Sally, 


2396 


Sarah, 


2192 


Sally (Jervis), 


2410 


Sarah, 


2325 


Sally Burrill, 


141 


Sarah (Jervis), 


2380 


Salter Mountain, 


590 


Sarah, 


2385 


Sampson, 


1999 


Sarah A., 


349 


Samuel, 


8 


Sarah Adelaide, 


1861 


Samuel, 


13 


Sarah Ann, 


336 


Samuel, 


40 


Sarah Ann, 


2355 


Samuel, 


46 


Sarah Eliz. Marie Antoinette, 


308 


Samuel, 


58 


Sarah Eloisa, (p 


.)197 


Samuel, 


70 


Sarah Hitchcock, 


262 


Samuel, 


81 


Sarah Isabel, 


1107 


Samuel, 


96 


Sarah J,, 


620 


Samuel, 


218 


Sarah Jane, 


536 


Samuel, 


350 


Sarah Jane, 


2243 


Samuel, 


499 


Sarah Jessica (Jervis), 


1705 


Samuel, 


1993 


Sarah Leonard, 


2110 


Samuel Bowmon, 


2322 


Sarah Maria, 


330 


Samuel D., 


1754 


Sarah Maria, 


396 


Samuel Farmar, 


87 


Sarah Maria, 


609 


Samuel Farmar, 


88 


Sarah Peters M., 


166 


Samuel Farmar, 


306 


Sarah Russell, 


2061 


Samuel Fermor, 


307 


Sarah W., 


1836 


Samuel Fermor, 


676 


Selah, itf 


2419 



DESCENDANTS NAMED JARVIS. 



333 



Name. 


No. 


Name. 


No. 


Selecta, 


198 


Susannah M. , 


1774 


Selucas Leander, 


1842 


Susannah Penn, 


(p.) 197 


Beth, 


202 






Seymour, 


51 


Theodorus, 


2417 


Seymour, 


55 


Thomas, 


31 


Sidney Berdoe, 


820 


Thomas, 


1483 


Simon Lossee, 


1764 


Thomas, Jr., 


1484 


Sophia, 


1513 


Thomas, 


1767 


Sophronia, 


1514 


Thomas, 


2031 


Stephen, 


1 


Thomas, 


2055 


Stephen, Jr., 


2 


Thomas, 


2387 


Stephen, 


3 


Thomas Henry, 


1143 


Stephen, 


9 


Thomas Higby, 


1790 


Stephen, 


17 


Thomas Jefferson, 


2142 


Stephen, 


30 


Thomas Neilsou, 


1121 


Stephen, 


59 


Thomas Newton, 


493 


Stephen, 


69 


Thomas Stinsou, 


1114 


Stephen, 


93 


Thomas Woodhull, 


1880 


Stephen, 


111 


Thomas Woodhull, 


1901 


Stephen, 


203 


Timothy, 


1759 


Stephen, 


334 


Timothy B., 


1776 


Stephen, 


365 


Tully Church, 


1501 


Stephen, 


537 






Stephen, 


2323 


Walter Beam, 


1423 


Stephen, 


2342 


Walter Scott, 


287 


Stephen, 


2381 


Wellington, 


535 


Stephen Jervis W., 


1115 


Whitman, 


1806 


Stephen Maule, 


554 


Willard, 


1713 


Stephen Murray, 


1139 


Willet, 


280 


Stephen Starr, 


261 


Willetts, 


1866 


Susan, 


1621 


William, 


5 


Susan, 


2033 


William, 


7 


Susan, 


2084 


William, 


52 


Susail. 


2155 


William, 


64 


Susan, 


2327 


William, 


82 


Susan, 


2397 


William, 


103 


Susan, 


2418 


William, 


137 


Susan B., 


1855 


William, 


201 


Susan Gibbs, 


2064 


William, 


348 


Susan Gibbs, 


2118 


William, 


669 


Susan Mary Ann, 


1900 


William, 


1487 


Susan Pierce, 


2074 


William, 


1735 


Susan Pierce, 


2125 


William, 


1738 


Susanna, 


2050 


William, 


1753 


Susanna, 


2383 


William, 


1777 


Susanna M. (Jervis), 


1829 


William, 


1782 


Susannah, . 


24 


William, 


1809 


Susannah Hubbard, 


2363 


William, 


1914 



334 



INDEX. PART I. 



Name. 


No. 


Name. 


William, 


1990 


William Henry, 


William, 


2002 


William Henry (Jervis), 


William, 


2017 


William Henry, 


William, 


2080 


William Henry Stuart, 


William, 


2130 


William Hovey, 


William, 


2141 


William Irving, 


William, 


2149 


William Kemper, 


William, 


2193 


William Maule, 


William (Jervis), 


2375 


William Morley, 


William, 


2388 


William Mosher, 


William Alfred, 


1962 


William Munson, 


William Augustus, 


224 


William Munson, 


William Botsford, 


216 


William Oliver, 


William Bull, 


257 


William Oscar, 


William C., 


1923 


William Oscar, 


William C., 


2083 


William Paxton, 


William Cooper, 


1518 


William Pepperrell, 


William Dummer, 


596 


William Reginald, 


William Dummer Powell, 


448 


William Rice, 


W. G. Townsend, 


411 


WilmerE., 


William George, 


944 


Woodhull, 


William H., 


1858 


Woodhull, 


William Hamilton, 


1726 




William Hart, 


766 


Zophar, 


William Haviland, 


1799 


Zerviah (Mrs.), 



No. 

295 

1827 

2232 

G52 

2251 

929 

359 

1109 

1146 

2123 

153 

404 

298 

530 

1085 

182 

2180 

1208 

2199 

1845 

1814 

1897 

362 
1750 



DESCENDANTS NAMED JARVIS. 



335 



PART II. 

NAMES OF PERSONS WHO HAVE MARRIED INTO THE 

JARVIS FAMILY, AND NAMES OF DESCENDANTS 

BEARING OTHER SURNAMES. 

Name. 

Abrams, Christiana, 
Adams, Ellen Derby, 
Adams, Jeffrey, 
Adams, Joseph Thornton, 
Adams, Leonard, 
Adams, Susan, 
Allen, Phebe. 
Amos, Margaret Elliot, 
Arnold, Mary, 
Atkins, Abigail, 
Atwater, Mary Ann, 

Bancroft, Anna C. , 
Bancroft, F. J., 
Bancroft, George J. , 
Bancroft, Mary McLean, 
Barlow, Lydia, 
Barnett, Francis K. , 
Barnett, Frederick, 
Barnett, George, 
Barnett, James, 
Barnett, Jane E., ' 
Barnett, Jeannette, 
Barnett, John, 
Barnett, John, 
Barnett, Tryphena, 
Barren, Augusta, 
Barrch, Emmiline, 
Barren, Julia A., 
Barrch, Mrs. Paulina, 
Bartlett, Anne Bailey, 
Bartlett, Elizabeth, 
Bassett, Annie L., 
Bassett, David, 
n^srtt, Elizabeth (.!., 
Bassett, George J., 
Bassett, Harriet A. , 
Bassett, John E. , 
Bassett, Mary L., 
Bassett, Sarah J., 
Beach, Bloomfield J. , 



No. 


Name. 


No. 


1826 


Beach, Cyprian N., 


773 


2191 


Beach, Elizabeth H. J., 


774 


2188 


Beach, Henry Hyde, 


1821 


2187 


Beach, Samuel, 


1819 


2189 


Beach, Samuel, 


1822 


2190 


Bears, Mary, 


1954 


1904 


Beer, Jane Hope, 


833 


282 


Beaumont, Charlotte, 


1148 


134 


Bernard, Agnes C. G., 


936 


2026 


Bernard, Ed. Henry, 


938 


323 


Bernard, Ellen M., 


935 




Bernard, Gerald Luke F. , 


934 


1321 


Bernard, Luke Fitz Gerald, 


932 


1318 


Bernard, Mary K., 


933 


1320 


Bernard, Renee H. B., 


.937 


1319 


Black, Mary Ann, 


2093 


492 


Blackman, Charles, 


1445 


627 


Blackman, Hiram, 


1443 


628 


Blackman, Jennie, 


1444 


629 


Bliss, Harriet J., 


1711 


631 


Bloomfield, Phebe, 


1771 


632 


Bogart, Helen Maria, 


1823 


630 


Borden, Abigail M., 


1685 


625 


Borden, Asa, 


1682 


633 


Borden, Charles M., 


1684 


626 


Borden, George F., 


1683 


2279 


Borden, Joseph A. , 


1686 


2283 


Boultbee, Alfred, 


888 


2274 


Boultbee, Alfred E., 


891 


2175 


Boultbee, Constance M. , 


893 


2137 


Boultbee, Frank, 


890 


1373 


Boultbee, Horatio C., 


892 


1325 


Boultbee, Reginald, 


889 


728 


Boulte, Elizabeth, 


170 


730 


Bowerman, Mary, 


513 


1324 


' Bowmon, Elizabeth, 


2319 


731 


Bowne, Maria, 


1646 


729 


Boyd, Anna Maria, 


405 


1323 


Boyd, Caroline, 


403 


1326 


Bradford, Sarah L. , 


2114 


1820 


Bradley, Abigail C., 


1609 



336 



INDEX. PART II. 



Name. No. 

Bradley, Augusta Sophia, 1614 

Bradley, Cyrus Y., 1592 

Bradley, Elisha, 1605 

Bradley, George H., 1611 

Bradley, Harriet C., 1610 

Bradley, Harv. Sheppard, 1591 

Bradley, Henry, 1587 

Bradley, Joel, 1586 

Bradley, Joseph J., 1588 

Bradley, Joseph W., 1589 

Bradley, Julia W., 1607 

Bradley, LydiaC., 1608 

Bradley, Maria C., 1590 

Bradley, Maria L., 1613 

Bradley, Rachel, 1578 

Bradley, RhodaJ., 1606 

Bradley, William S., 1612 

Brant, Jennie R, 1885 

Brayton, Cynthia, 1816 

Bresee, Asahel A., 1720 

Bresee, Carl A., 1722 

Bresee, Charles H., 1721 

Bresee, Chester J., 1719 

Bresee, David C., 1714 

Bresee, Ella C., 1716 

Bresee, Emma, 1717 

Bresee, George L. B. , 1715 

Bresee, William J., 1718 

Brewster, Annie, 1756 

Bridgham, LydiaD., 2234 

Brower, Eliza, 1044 

Brown, Alice C. , 1074 

Brown, Ann, 1648 

Brown, Barbara A., 1408 

Brown, Joseph B., 1073 

Brown, Margaret L., 1075 

Brown, Mary, 1971 

Brown, Ursilla M., 1847 

Brown, Warren C., 1076 

Brush, Naomi, 12 

Bryant, Mary E., 1269 

Bryant, William F., 1268 

Bryden, Sarah A. , 982 

Budgen, Alice C., 1163 

Budgen, Caroline M., 1161 

Budgen, Ellen I., H62 

Budgen, Fanny Lydia, 1160 

Budgen, George, 1164 



Name. No. 

Budgen, John, 1158 

Budgen (Major-Gen.), 1157 

Budgen, Mary, 1165 
Budgen, William Thomas, 1159 

Bull, Polly, 254 

Bunce, Martha P., 1851 

Bunce, Naomi, 109 

Bunce, Phebe, 123 

Burt, Mary Frances, 1080 

Butler, JeanetteJ., 1027 

Camp, Caroline S., 642 

Camp, Charles Edwin, 643 

Camp, Charles H., 645 

Camp, Elizabeth A. , 644 

Camp, Elizabeth Ann, 1276 

Camp, Elsie E., 1271 

Camp, Frances I. , 648 

Camp, Frank B., 1272 

Camp, Frederick W., 641 

Camp, George R., 1273 

Camp, George William, 646 

Camp, Helen Maria, 647 

Camp, Silas, 640 

Camp, Silas W., 1275 

Camp, Theodore E., 649 

Campbell, Elizabeth J., 976 

Canfield, Canfield, 1442 

Canfield, Carrie, 1440 

Canfield, Charles, 1439 

Canfield, Edwin, 1438 

Canfield, John, 1437 

Canfield, Wilfred, 1441 

Carll, Phebe, 1779 

Carr, E. W., (p.) 77 

Carruthers, Grace, 919 

Carter, Harriet E., 1388 

Cary, Mariette J. , 1233 

Gary, Sarah F., 1234 

Cary, Solomon F., 1231 

Cary, William Ely, 1232 

Chandler, Louisa M., 1833 

Chapman, Betsy, 320 

Chapman, Louise, 602 

Chase, Edward A. , 1673 

Chase, Kent Jarvis, 1672 

Chase, Mary A., 1671 

Chase, William A., 1670 






DESCENDANTS. ETC., BEARING OTHER SURNAMES. 



337 



Name. No. 

Church, Abigail, 1500 

Church, Sarah, 2032 

Chichester, Jerusha, 113 

Clapham, Mary, 2079 

Clark, Clarissa, HUH 

Clark, Sarah, 95? 

Coates, Eliza R, 1818 

Coburn, James M. , Jr. , 1477 

Coburn, Lamonl D., 1479 

Coburn, Robert H., , 1478 

Coles, Catherine A.. 1249 

Colt, CaldwellH., 770 

Colt, Elizabeth J., 771 

Coll. Henrietta S., 772 

Coll, Samuel, . 768 

Colt, Samuel J., 769 

Coiuly, Susan, 2032 

Conklin, Hannah. 43 

Conklin, Keturah, 1787 

Cook, Anna, IS MIS 

Coolcy, Mary, 1630 

Qoolidge, Lydia, 205:5 

Cooper, Lucretia, 2365 

Cordis, Eliza,' 2133 
Crawford, Alvah Carpenter, 526 

Crawford, Caroline L., 525 

( ' r, i \v ford, Catharine 1 { . , 52< ) 

Crawford, Chaunccy H., 51S 

Crawford, Daniel, 524 

Crawford, Elijah H., 51? 

Crawford, James Hodman, 521 

Crawford, John Benms, 519 

Crawford, Jolhan, 516 

Crawford, Margaret Ann, 523 

Crawford, Martha J. , 528 

Crawford, Warren S., 527 
C ra \v ford , William Norman, 522 

Crissey, Kli/.a, 1919 

Cunningham, Sally, 2329 

Curtiss, Jane M. , 1674 

dishing, Lucy. (574 

Cutts, AnnaH., 2206 

Cutts, Charles J., 2211 

Cutls, Edward I)., 229-1 

Cutts, Edward II.. 220-1 

Cults. Kli/.:ibelli I!.. 2205 

Cutts, Elizabeth B., 2207 

Cutts, Kli/abelh H., 229:1 
43 



Name. No. 

Cutts, Hampden, 2203 

Cutts, Hampden, 2210 

Cutts, Hampden, 2297 

Cutts, Harriet L., 2212 

Cutts, Katie Anna, 2295 

Culls, Lilian Ursula, 2296 

Cutts, Margaret A., 2299 

Cutts, Mary P. C., 2209 

Cutts, Mary S., 2292 

Cutls, William H., 2291 

Cutts, William J., 2208 

Cutts, Winnifred, 2298 

Dana, Caroline, 2131 

Daniel, Mary O., 1689 

Davis, Prudence, 2075 

Dean, Fannie, 1236 

Dean, Ida S., 1238 

Dean, John P., 1235 

Dean, Minnie, 1237 

Dennison. Ada M., 1399 

Dennison, George, 1397 

Dennison, William C., 1398 

Dibble, Peggy, 146 

Dibble, lialph. 147 

Dibble, Tyler, 143 

Dibble, Waller D., 144 

Dibble, William, 145 

Douglass, Ellen, 1081 

Draper, Clarissa, 2124 
Ducket I. Aha J., ' 1416 

Duckett, Frederick W., 1415 

Duckett, Walter (I., 1413 

Duckett, Willard S., 1414 

Duff, Alexander, 950 

Duff, Almira Helen, 1409 

Duff, Augusta, 951 

Duff, Catharine II., 1411 

Duff, Jesse O., 1410 

Duff, William A., 1412 

Duff, William A. H. , . 952 

Dunn, Cora E. , 1653 

Dunn, James \\.. 1654 

Dunn, Julia K., 1656 

Dunn, Julia M. (Mrs. ), 1652 

Dunn, Mary A., 1655 

Dimsford, Augusta, 1393 

Dunsfonl, Martin, 1391 



338 



INDEX. PART II. 



Name. No. 

Dunsford, William, 1392 

Durand, Caroline Aug. O. , 966 

Durand, Eliza B., 970 

Durand, George, 965 

Durand, Hannah, 967 

Durand, Jesse, 969 

Durand, Mary C., 968 

Dyer, Ellen, 974 

Edson, Asahel, 1536 

Edson, Billy, 1534 

Edson, Elizabeth, 1541 

Edson, Orenell, 1538 

Edson, Polly, 1533 

Edson, Sally, 1539 

Edson, Theodorus, 1540 

Edson, Thomas, 1532 

Edson, William J., 1535 

Eldridge, Lucy J., 1692 

Ells, Sally, 176 

Ely, Charles P., 1230 

Ely, George M., 1229 

Ely, Henry O., 1226 

Ely, Louisa G., 1227 

Ely, Marietta P., 1228 

Ely, William, 1225" 

Emery, Jane Pomeroy, 742 

Everitt, Susanna, 1870 

Fairchild, Albert, 1450 

Fairchild, Harman, 1446 

Fairchild, Henry, 1448 

Fairchild, John, 1447 

Fairchild, Julia, 1451 

Fairchild, Marsh, 1449 

Fancher, Sarah, 195 

Fancher, Mary, 1277 

Farmar, Ann, 86 

Fay, Charles J., 1729 

Fay, Elizabeth, 1728 

Fay, Estelle L., 1432 

Fay, Gilbert O., 1727 

Fay, Louie J., 1431 

Fay, Louis P., 1430 

Fitz Gerald, Anna G. , 779 

Fitz Gerald, Duncan, 876 

Fitz Gerald, Elizabeth J., 776 

Fitz Gerald, Frederick, 775 



Name. No. 

Fitz Gerald, Frederick, 780 

Fitz Gerald, Harvey, 877 

Fitz Gerald, John, 778 

Fitz Gerald, Mary C.. 777 

Fitz Gerald, William H., 875 

Flagg, Frances M. , 2240 

Forbes, Susan, 1064 

Forward, Hannah, 2376 

Foster, Charley, 658 

Foster, Charley, 1279 

Foster, George, 656 

Foster, G. M., 654 

Foster, Henry, 659 

Foster, Mary J., 657 

Foster, Mary L., 1278 

Foster, Sarah C., 655 

Fowler, Hannah, 1976 

Fowler, Mary, 1979 

Fraser, Augusta, 901 

Fraser, Charles T., 903 

Fraser, Frederick, 905 

Fraser, James, 900 

Fraser, Maria, 904 

Fraser, William B. , 902 

Freeman, Alice M., 883 

Freeman, Arthur H. , 882 

Freeman, Charles E. , 884 

Freeman, Christabelle, 887 
Freeman, Clarence, ' 880 

Freeman, Frank, 885 

Freeman, George, 1389 

Freeman, George O. , 879 

Freeman, Ida Maria, 881 

Freeman, Lottie M., 1390 

Freeman, Manfred, 886 

Freeman, Samuel B., 878 

Frisbie, Tempe, 529 

Fruthy, Laura, 2287 

Fuller, Amelia, 1593 

George, Thomas B., 1733 

Gibson, Nancy D. M. , 1305 

Gilbert, EobertJ., 1344 

Gilbert, Sarah H., 1343 
Gilbert, William J. , 1342 

Gilbert, William J., 1345 

Gildersleeve, Statira, 1010 

Gilkinson, Agnes, 918 






DESCENDANTS, ETC., BEARING OTHER SURNAMES. 



339 



Name. No. 

Gilkinson, Alexander G., 910 

Gilkinson, Archibald, 906 

Gilkinson, Augustus I. G., 915 

Gilkinson, C. R G.. 912 

Gilkinson, Ellen P., 917 

Gilkinson, George G., 913 

Gilkinson, Grant, 907 

Gilkinson. Isabella G., 908 

Gilkinson, Jasper G., 911 

Gilkinson, Jasper T. , 914 

Gilkinson, Mary J., 916 
Gilkinson, Thomas G. B. (}.. 909 

Gillet, Louisa, 1585 

Gillies, Fanny, 1167 

Gillies, M., 1166 

.Gillum, Martha. 1017 

Glover, Amelia, 210 

Gould, Sarah, 599 

Gouman, HariHta L., 1335 

Graham, Mary Ann, !>:'>!> 

Grant, Mary W. , 1364 

Gray, Elizabeth, 414 

Gray, Elosia, 713 

Greer, Nancy, . 534 

Grindle, Lucy, 2285 

Griswold, Abigail, 1542 

Gross, Lydia E. , 1658 

Haldeman, SameldaF., 1425 

Hall, Arthur C., 684 

Hall, Christina, 682 

Hall, Edward F., 679 

Hall, Edward S., 678 

Hall, Elizabeth J., 781 

Hall, Frank de Peyster, 681 

Hall. Mary, 683 

Hall, Rebecca, 2148 

Hall, Theodore M., 680 

Hamilton, Agnes H., 864 

Hamilton, Alexander, 461 

Hamilton, Augusta C., 435 

Hamilton, Augusta H., 433 

Hamilton, Augusta M., 873 
Hamilton, Augusts! Owen H., 472 

Hampton, Caroline, !)5x 

Hamilton, Caroline E., 470 

Hamilton, Caroline M., 870 

Hamilton, Catharine, 434 



Name. No. 

Hamilton, Catharine H., 429 

Hamilton, Catharine L., 863 

Hamilton, Catharine M. , 462 

Hamilton, Charles C., 1179 

Hamilton, Cyrus J., 959 

Hamilton, Elizabeth, 466 

Hamilton, Emma H. , 471 

Hamilton, Ethel Maud, 1470 

Hamilton, Eva May, 1471 

Hamilton, George, 427 

Hamilton, George, 432 

Hamilton, George, 1175 

Hamilton, George E., 868 

Hamilton, George W., 1176 

Hamilton, Grace, 962 

Hamilton, Grace, 963 

Hamilton, Hannah H., 463 

Hamilton, Helen, 467 

Hamilton, Jane C., 872 

Hamilton, Jesse Augusta, 464 

Hamilton, Jessie, 866 

Hamilton, John H., 871 
Hamilton, Joseph Alexander, 468 

Hamilton, Julia, 1178 

Hamilton, Maria J., 869 

Hamilton, Maria Lavinia, 431 

Hamilton, Mary, 874 

Hamilton, Mary Jane, 465 

Hamilton, Minetta, 964 

Hamilton, Robert C., 1177 

Hamilton, Robert C., 1180 

Hamilton, Robert H., 865 

Hamilton, Robert Jarvis, 428 

Hamilton, Samuel Askin, 430 

Hamilton, Thomas C., 960 

Hamilton, William, 862 

Hamilton, William .larvis, 469 

Hanna, EllaH., 172:! 

Hansard, Arthur C. , 1384 

Hansard, Hugh H., 1387 

Hansard, John St. L. , 1386 

Hansard. Richard M., 1385 

Harding, Frances L., 1665 

Harding, Jonathan, 1168 

Harding, Leonard, 166-1 

Harding, Lucy I)., 844 

Harmon, Jeanette, .VI! > 

Harmon, .Judson, VIS 



:uu 



INDEX. PART II. 



Name. 


No. 


Name. 


Harmon, Juliette, 


549 


Hobart, Cordelia, 


Harmon, Margaretta, 


549 


Hodges, Lydia L., 


Harrison, Agnes E. B., 


1358 


Horton, Emily A. , 


Harrison, Frank McGhee, 


1360 


Hosmer, Milicent, 


Harrison, Herbert G., 


1357 


Houston, Margaret, 


Harrison, Leonard J., 


1359 


Hovenden, Eliza, 


Harrison, Marion J., 


1259 


Hovey, Caroline H., 


Harrison, Murray, 


1356 


Hovey, Sarah E. , 


Harrison, William, 


1355 


Howard, A. Trumbull, 


Hart, Elizabeth Miller, 


351 


Howard, Cecil H., 


Hart, Sarah McCurdy, 


302 


Howard, Charles T., 


Harvey, Mary Ann, 


1825 


Howard, Edith E. , 


Hatch, Amelia, 


1529 


Howard, Edward E. , 


Hatch, Ira, 


1527 


Howard, Mary C., 


Hatch, John, 


1524 


Howard, Maud J. , 


Hatch, Malatiah, 


1523 


Howard, Rose J., 


Hatch, Malenda, 


1530 


Hoyt, Betsey A. , 


Hatch, Matilda, 


1531 


Hubbard, Phebe, 


Hatch, Polly, 


1525 


Hubbell, Sally M., 


Hatch, Solomon, 


1526 


Hughey, Laura F. , 


Hatch, William, 


1528 


Hungerford, Arthur, 


Hayard, Eugene J., 


1418 


Hungerford, Edwin, 


Hayard, William H. , 


1417 


Hungerford, Martin L. 


Hazen, Arthur P. , 


1376 


Hungerford, Robert, 


Hazen, Cecilia E., 


1372 


Hunt, Clyde DuV., 


Hazen, Elizabeth, 


830 


Hunt, Jarvis, 


Hazen, Ethel, 


1369 


Hunt, Leavitt, 


Hazen, Harriett S., 


1375 


Hunt, Leavitt B., 


Hazen, Joanna, 


832 


Hunt, Maud D. , 


Hazen, Lilian, 


1368 


Hunt, Morris B. , 


Hazen, Margaret Ann, 


831 


Hunt, Nina, 


Hazen, Maria A., 


1367 


Hurlbut, Charlotte J., 


Hazen, Robert, 


401 


Hurlbut, Leon B., 


Hazen, Robert Eraser, 


402 


Hurlbut, Sylvia E., 


Hazen, Robert M., 


827 


Hyde, Nancy, 


Hazen, Robert M. R. , 


1365 




Hazen, Robert P. , 


1374 


Ireland, Sarah, 


Hazen, Sophia F. , 


1366 


Irving, Diana, 


Ha/en, Susan, 


829 


Isbell, Betsey Jane, 


Hazen, William, 


828 


Isbell, Cecilia Abigail, 


Ha/.cn, William, 


1371 


Isbell, Felicia M., 


Head, Ann, 


2085 


Isbell, George T., 


Hewlett, Susannah, 


1876 


Isbell, Horace S., 


II lies, Anna, 


668 


Isbell, Nathan, 


Hill, Christina Jane. 


851 


Isbell, Oliver C., 


Hilsoji, Kli/a Jane, 


1688 


Isbell, Sophronia E., 


Hilson, Robert, 


1687 


.Jackson, Ann Eliza, 


Hitchcock, Solomon, 


236 


.lackson, Charles, 



No. 

1019 



1890 
2336 
961 
1106 
2247 
2238 
2300 
2301 



2303 
2307 
2302 
2305 
2304 
1060 
2357 
634 
1422 
1455 
1454 
1452 
1453 
2225 
2226 
2224 
2229 
2227 
2230 
2228 
973 
1)71 
972 
2344 

1760 
927 
1598 
1601 
1603 
1604 



1597 
1600 
1602 

1058 
1059 



DESCENDANTS, ETC., BEARING OTHER SURNA1U KS. 



341 



Name. No. 

Jackson, Florence, 1057 

Jackson, Frances, 1056 

Jackson, Helen, 1053 

Jackson, Jane Jarvis, 1459 

Jackson, John Calvin, . 1052 

Jackson, John Calvin, 1055 

Jackson, Julia, 1054 

Jackson, Mary Landon, 1458 

Jackson, Nelson, 1456 

Jackson, Raymond, 1457 

Jenkins, Maria P., 727 

Jennings, Clarissa, 2411 

Jones, Sarah J. E. , 1274 

Jones, William W., 1267 

Jordan, Carolina M., 2252 

Joy, Nancy A., 2259 

Kellogg, Ann, 77 

Kellogg, Caroline, 1302 

King, Eugenia H. , 997 

King, Eugenia S. , 996 

King, Eva S. , 998 

.King, Theodore C., 995 

Kinney, Charles, 1037 

Kinney, William H., 1036 

Knapp, Abigail J. , 245 

Knapp, Alice M. , 663 

Knapp, Amelia, 242 

Knapp, Comfort Starr, 240 

Knapp, Delia Anne, 664 

Knapp, Emma, 241 

Knapp, Evilina, 244 

Knapp, Fanny, 239 

Knapp, Francis, 237 

Kuapp, Francis, 622 

Knapp, George F. , 246 

Knapp, Harriet Lowndes, 247 

Kna.pi>, Margaret Augusta, 662 

Knapp. Mary, 661 

Knapp, Rebecca, 243 

Knapp, Reuben. 660 

Knapp, William .Jams. 238 
Knapp, William Starr, . 624 

Larned, Sarah E., 1285 

Leonard, Caroline, 387 

Leonard, Ellen, 7!>0 

Le\\K Charlotte, 1 Mil 



Name. No. 

Lewis, J. B. M., 1186 

Lewis, John G. S. , 1187 

Lewis, Lucy, (p. ) 19 

Locke, Hepzibah, 2356 

Long, Martha H., 1703 

Luke, Henrietta L. , 1170 

Lyon, Ann Louisa, 650 

Maclear, Annie S. , 1140 

Marshall, Philamela, 485 

Marvin, David M., 1316 

Marvin, Elizabeth, 139 

Marvin, John F., 1314 

Marvin, Julia J., 1312 

Marvin, Mary P., 1311 

Marvin, Nelson J. , 1315 

Marvin, Walter T., 1310 

Marvin, Walter T., 1317 

Marvin, William J. K. , 1313 

Maule, Arthur Dillon, 574 

Maule, Caroline, 569 

Maule, Charlotte, 573 

Maule, Edith B., 1171 

Maule, Elizabeth, 568 

Maule, Elizabeth, 504 

Maule, Ellen, 570 

Maule, Frances Amelia, 567 

Maule, Fr. J. F., 1174 

Maule, George, 566 

Maule, George Frederick, 571 

Maule, Henry Budgen, 577 

Maule, Isabella, 572 

Maule, John, 563 

Maule, Lilian B., 1172 

Maule, Mary C. , 575 

Maule, Percy S. , 1173 

Maule, Robert, 576 

Maule, William, 565 

Maunoir, Christine E. , 673 

Maunoir, Leon D. A., 671 

Maunoir, Louise A. W.-, 072 

Maunoir, Theodore, ''.TO 

McAlpine, Amelia A., 687 

Me Alpine, Anna G.. 1292 

McAlpine, Catharine L., 1291 
McAlpine, Charles Le Grand, 092 

McAlpine, Charles O., 689 

McAlpine, Elizabeth G., 688 



342 



INDEX. PART If. 



Name. 

Me Alpine, Elizabeth,!., 
Me Alpine, Elizabeth M. , 
M<- Alpine, George, 
McAlpine, George, 
McAlpine, John H., 
MeAlpine, Julia J. , 
McAlpine, Mary A., 
McAlpine, Sarah J., 
McAlpine, William D. McG., 
McAlpine, William J., 
McCormick, Charles, 
McCormick, Charles William, 
McCormick, Emma A., 
McCormick, Esther M. , 
McCormick, George, 
McCormick, George Diehl, 
McCormick, Hannah, 
McCormick, Harriet F. L. , 
McCormick, Janette A. , 
McCormick, Jasper, 
McCormick, Margaret A., 
McCormick, Mary E. , 
McCormick, Mary S., 
McCormick, Napier, 
McCormick, Paul J. , 
McCormick, Samuel Peters, 
McCormick, Thomas, 
McCormick, Thomas, 
McCormick, Thomas D. , 
McCormick, T. Frances, 
McCormick, William, 
McCormick, William, 
McCormick, William J., 
McGhee, Annie, 
McGhee, Agnes, 
McGhee, Annie E. L. , 
McGhee, Caroline, 
McGhee, Leonard, 
McGhee, Malcolm, 
McGhee, Mary, 
McGhee, Murray, 
McGhee, Thomas, 
McGhee, William, 
Mcdn-gor, James L., 
McGregor, John Alpine, 
McGivgor, Mary S.. 
Mclntyre, Annie, 
McKean, Anna B., 



No. 


Name. 


No. 


1286 


McKean, Franklin B., 


1240 


690 


McKean, Henry J., 


1242 


691 


McKean, Joseph B., 


L289 


698 


McKean, Katharine, 


1243 


685 


McKean, Marietta B. , 


1244 


1288 


McKnight, Harry, 


1281 


1287 


McKnight, Robert, 


1280 


1290 


McKnight, Walter M., 


1282 


1289 


McLean, Annie L., 


1338 


686 


McLean, Charles J. , 


1337 


923 


McLean, Frederick C. , 


1341 


438 


McLean, John A. , 


755 


896 


McLean, John S., 


1336 


898 


McLean, John Wilson, 


766 


920 


McLean, Langdon R, 


1339 


445 


McLean, Lillie R, 


1340 


440 


McLean, Mary, 


721 


899 


McLellan, Margaret F. , 


1394 


895 


McMurdoe, Aston E., 


1405 


925 


McMurdoe, A. Keith, 


1407 


439 


McMurdoe, C., 


1404 


441 


McMurdoe, Kathleen, 


1406 


1395 


Mead, Elizabeth, 


1130 


920 


Meredith, Alice L. , 


1191 


1396 


Meredith, Clarence G., 


1194 


444 


Meredith, Colborne P., 


1197 


436 


Meredith, Edmund A. , 


1189 


922 


Meredith, Edmund A. , 


1193 


437 


Meredith, Ethel C., 


1195 


443 


Meredith, Harriet M. , 


1192 


442 


Meredith, Mary E. , 


1190 


924 


Meredith, Morna I. , 


1196 


897 


Merrigold, Susan, 


550 


1346 


Mesham, Charles, 


1352 


807 


Mesham, Charles E. , 


1353 


809 


Mesham, Margaret B. , 


1354 


812 


Miller, Harrison, 


665 


814 


Miller, Henry H., 


667 


813 


Miller, Samuel J., 


666 


811 


Milliken, Emiline P., 


2272 


808 


Milliken, Sarah, 


2160 


806 


Millspaugh, Frances E., 


1263 


810 


Millspaugh, Frederick W. , 


1265 


1299 


Millspaugh, Pethuel, ' 


1262 


1301 


Millspaugh, Silas C., 


1264 


1300 


Millspaugh, William W., 


1266 


1188 


Morgan, Eunice B., 


(p.) 197 


1241 Morris, Content, 


1641 



DESCENDANTS. KIT., BEARING OTHKIt SI'KNAMKS. 



343 



Name. 


No. 


Xainc. 


No. 


Mott, Betsey, 


11)55 


Osborn, Lewis, 


265 


Mountain, Anne M. , 


589 


Osborn, Lewis, 


706 


Mu in ford, Jane B. (Mrs.), 


(p.) 195 


Osborn, Lucinda, 


1555 






Osborn, Maria, 


267 


Nan ton, Augustus, 


1198 


Osborn, Maria F., 


698 


Nanton, Augustus M., 


1202 


Osborn, Mary E., 


708 


Nanton, Edward, 


1205 


Osborn, Prosper H., 


1558 


Nanlon, I Tarry W., 


1199 


Osborn, Stephen W., 


703 


Nanton, Herbert ('., 


1208 


Osborn, William, 


268 


Nanton, John G., 


1201 


Osborn, William J., 


704 


Nanton, Lilian C.,' 


1204 


Osborn, William J., 


705 


Nan ton, Mary R., 


1200 


Osborn, William Wright, 


1560 


Nash, Mary, 


89 


Otis, Mary Pilsbury, 


2117 


Nash, Sarah, 


95 


Overbaugh, Mary, 


1071 


N caving, Ceylinda. 


1666 






Neilson, Marion, 


1118 


Palmer, Ada M. , 


865 


Northrop, Mary E., 


1254 


Palmer, Charles, 


853 






Palmer, Charles Wm. , 


860 


Odell, Isabella, 


159 


Palmer, Ethel M., 


857 


Odell, Sophia. 


1868 


Palmer, Helen A. , 


858 


Ord, Arthur B., 


1213 


Palmer, Louise C., 


856 


Ord, Craven R. 


1215 


Palmer, Mary Anna, 


854 


Ord, Edmund T., 


1219 


Palmer, Robert E. , 


859 


Ord, Florence A., 


1218 


Parker, Margaret, 


2163 


Ord, Lewis R. , 


1214 


Parker, Mary, 


2164 


Ord, Lewis W., 


1212 


Parkman, Rebecca, 


1985 


Ord, Louisa, 


1220 


Parsons, Julia, 


616 


Ord, Violet I., 


1216 


Patridge, Mary A., 


999 


Ord, William B., 


1217 


Peabody, Elizabeth, 


2018 


O'Reilly, Emma. 


945 


Pearce, Nathalia, 


1981 


Osborn, Aurelia, 


1554 


Peck, Albert W., 


761 


Osborn, Caroline E., 


1557 


Peck, Charles A., 


758 


Osborn, Charles, 


269, !M 


Peck, Cornelia F., 


764 


Osborn, Charles F., 


697 


Peck, Elizabeth J., 


762 


Osborn, Clarence F. , 


1304 


Peck, Elizabeth J., 


1330 


( >sborn, Eliza Ann, 


872 


Peck, Jabez B., 


757 


Osborn, Elizabeth, 


696 


Peck, Mary, . 


621 


( >sborn, Elnathan, 


1553 


Peck, Nelson A., 


759 


Osborn, Frances M., 


700 


Peck, Nelson J. , 


760 


Osborn, Frederick, 


266 


IVek, Nelson J., 


763 


Osborn, George, 


271 


Perkins, Phebe, 


2231 


Osborn, George L., 


701 


Per Lee, Elsie, 


1041 


Osborn, George Oglevie, 


270 


Peters, Albert Jarvis, 


424 


Osborn, Henry, 


707 


Peters, Hannah Owen, 


148 


Osborn, HosmerB., 


1659 


Peters, Harriet Emma A., 


419 


Osborn, Jacob, 


264 


Peters, Harriet Augusta, 


425 


Osborn, Julia Ann, 


1 556 


Peters, 1 1 ugh Albert, 


426 


Osborn, Julia Hstlu-r, 


699 


IVters, John B., 


417 



344 



INDEX. PART II. 



Name. No. 

Peters, Mary, 621 

Peters, Mary Elizabeth, 418 

Peters, Mary Elizabeth, 421 

Peters, Rachel, 1221 

Peters, Sally Hannah, 422 

Peters, Samuel Jarvis, 420 

Peters, William Birdsy, 423 

Pierce, Susannah, 2069 

Pinckney, Edward A. , 754 

Pinckney, Elizabeth T., 1334 

Pinckney, Emily, 753 

Pinckney, Emily A., 745 

Pinckney, Frances H. , 749 

Pinckney, Henry W., 1332 

Pinckney, Hobart, 750 

Pinckney, James W. , 744 

Piuckney, James W. , 751 

Pinckney, Jennie A., 752 

Pinckney, Jennie E. , 1331 

Pinckney, Lillian M., 1333 

Pinckney, Louisa J. , 746 

Pinckney, Micajah, 748 

Pinckney, Samuel J., 747 

Place, Eliza, 1893 

Platt, Lucy, 506 

Platt, Rebecca, 2389 

Powell, Mary Boyles, 446 

Powell, Mary Boyles, 593 

Pratt, Sarah B., 1322 

Prescott, Caroline M., 1245 

Preston, Abigail, 1699 

Prissick, Charles D., 1379 

Prissick, Frances H., 1380 

Prissick, Margaret J. , 1381 

Prissick, Robert M., 1383 

Prissick, Thomas B., 1378 

Prissick, Thomas H., 1382 

Proudfoot, Alexander, 1098 

Proudfoot, Alexander, 1104 

Proudfoot, Amelia, 1103 

Proudfoot, Elizabeth, 1102 

Proudfoot, Frederick, 1100 

Proudfoot, Mary, 1101 

Proudfoot, Thomas, 1105 

Proudfoot, William S., 1099 

Quackenbush, Jeanette, 1078 

Quackenbush, Tunis, 1077 



Name. Xo. 
Quackenbush, William N., 1079 

Racy, Anne, 456 

Ranney, Margaret, 1206 

Ranny, Percey, 273 

Ratcliffe, Martha M., 1138 

Raymond, Catharine, 56 

Raymond, Helen M., 1029 

Raymond, Mary, 715 

Read, Mary, 894 

Reeder, Maria, 2179 

Remp, Phebe, 1811 

Reynolds, Abby A., 614 

Reynolds, Harriet P. , 615 

Reynolds, Jane Eliza, 613 

Reynolds, J. P., 612 

Reynolds, Sarah J. , 1270 

Rice, Lucretia Everett, 2195 

Richards, Anna B., 2220 

Richards, Bartlett, 2223 

Richards, De Forest, 2219 

Richards, Jarvis, 2221 

Richards, J. De Forest, 2217 

Richards, Sarah M., 2222 

Richards, William J., 2218 

Richardson, Augusta, 1284 

Richardson, Ezra, 1283 

Rider, Charles, 235 

Rider, George, 232 

Rider, Hannah, 234 

Rider, John, 226 

Rider, John, 227 

Rider, Mary (Polly), 228 

Rider, Rachel, 230 

Rider, Ralph, 231 

Rider, Stephen, 229 

Rider, William Harvey, 233 

Ridge way, Sarah, 538 

Robe, Emily, 1039 

Robe, Harriet, 1040 

Robe, LucianP., 1038 

Robertson, Catharine, 861 

Robison, Mary A. , 2177 

Robinson, Joanna, 826 

Rodgers, Mary L. , 1730 

Rogers, Bethsheba, 380 

Rogers, Deborah, 361 

Rogers, Elizabeth, LS'H) 



DESCENDANTS. ETC., BEARING OTHER SURNAMES. 



345 



Name. No. 

Rogers, Lavinia, 36 

Rogers, Lucy A. , 765 

Russell, Margaret P., 204 

Rust, Adeline, 234!) 

Salter, Elizabeth, 2012 

Sammis, Annie, 1747 

Sandford, Betsey, 290 

Sanford, Abigail, 217 

Sanford, Marietta, 606 

Sayles, Julia E., 1419 

Scarritt, Edgar Alonzo, 1577 

Scarritt, Electa E., 1572 

Scarritt, George Hall, 1576 

Scarritt, Gustavus A., 1571 

Scarritt, James J. , 1575 

Scarritt, Nancy Aurelia, 1569 

Scarritt, Nancy Aurelia, 1570 

Scarritt, Richard, 1568 

Scarritt, Sarah A., 1573 

Scarritt, Sarah A., 1574 

Schermerhorn, Margaret, 1561 

Scott, Sarah, 2056 

Scovel, Mary L., 837 

Scudder, Almeda B. , 1838 

Sears, Clara M., 1049 

Sears, Edwin, 1048 

Sears, James E. , 1050 

Sears, Mary A. , 1051 

Seaver, Maria, 1697 

Seymour, Alvah, 482 

Seymour, Carrie Taber, 1005 

Seymour, Charles J., 481 

Seymour, Charlotte F., 483 

Seymour, Charlotte J., 1000 

Seymour, Charlotte J., 1002 

Seymour, George L., 1008 

Seymour, Jennie W., 1007 

Seymour, John, 47!) 

Seymour, Kate R., 1003 

Seymour, Martha, 44 

Seymour, Martha B., 1001 

Seymour, Mary A., 999 

Seymour, Mary Ann, 1004 

Seymour, Samuel J., 484 
Seymour, Samuel John, Jr., ' 1006 

Seymour, Sarah E., 480 

Seymour, William P., 1009 
44 



Name. No. 

Seymour, William Woods, 994 

Shannon, Ida, 1433 

Sherwood, Annie, 2290 

Sherwood, Julia, 578 

Shrieve, Martha, 784 

Skynner, Caroline, 1092 

Skynner, Eleanor I. , 1134 

Skynner, Emily M., 1135 

Skynner, Francis L., 1133 

Skynner, Henry, 1132 

Skynner, Henry J. , 1136 

Skynner, William J., 1137 

Slawson, Sally, 167 

Smith, Abigail, 1486 

Smith, Clarence B., 2317 

Smith, Cornelius B., 2314 

Smith, Elizabeth, 1957 

Smith, Ellen J., 1013 

Smith, Everett P., 2316 

Smith, Harriet, 1303 

Smith, Jemima, 1745 

Smith, Mabel W., 2315 

Smith, Polly, 2408 

Smith, Sarah, 850 

Sparhawk/ Mary P., 2081 
Sparhawk, Mary Pepperrell, 2134 
Spooner, Elizabeth Sparhawk, 2104 
Sprattin, Frances S. L. (Lady), 180 

Starr, Frederick William. 840 

Starr, Maria Gore, 841 

Starr, Rachel, 68 

Stebbins, Hannah, 183 

Steeve, Monisa T., 1708 

Stewart, Alexander, 797 

Stewart, Alexander J. , 798 

Stewart, Alice E. , 800 

Stewart, Caroline M., 805 

Stewart, Charles Edward, 803 

Stewart, Frances M. A. , 1401 

Stewart, Frederick, 804 

Stewart, Frederick W.', 1402 

Stewart, George A., 1400 

Stewart, Grace C., 1403 

Stewart, Margaret M. , 799 

Stewart. Mary Long, 802 
Stewart, William Thatcher. 801 

Stinson, Mary. 1112 
Stone, Isabella L., 1085^ 



INDEX. PART II. 



Name. 

Sunderland, Mary. 
Swift, Elizabeth, 
Swords, Edward Jenner. 
Swords, Edward Jenner. 
Swords, William Vorhees, 
Swymmer, Annette, 

Taber, Alvah S. , 
Taber, Animon C., 
Taber, Caroline M. , 
Taber, Charles J. , 
Taber, Charlotte L. , 
Taber, Edward M. , 
Taber, Eugene D., 
Taber, Helen M. , 
Taber, Mary B. , 
Taintor, Elizabeth, 
Taylor, Cyrel, 
Taylor, Daphany, 
Taylor, Frances A., 
Taylor, Frances A. , 
Taylor, John R. , 
Taylor, Mowbray, 
Taylor, Seaton F. , 
Tench, Frederick, 
Tench, Frederica, 
Tench, Mary, 
Thompson, Sarah Ann. 
Thompson, Elena Anita C. 

Todd, Ambrose, 

Todd, Ambrose S., 

Todd, Charles J., 

Townsend, Charles J. , 

Townsend, Elizabeth, 

Townsend, Gilbert, 

Townsend, J. Thomas, 

Townsend, Samuel H., 

Trevet, Elizabeth (Mrs.), 

Tyng, Anita E., 

Tyng, Charles, 

Tyng, Charles, 

Tyng, Charles D.. 

Tyng, Dudley A. , 

Tyng, Dudley A. , 

Tyng, Georu'c. 

Tyng, George, 

Tyng, Julia G., 

Tyng. Julia G. . 



No. 


Name. 


No. 


2020 


Uhl, John H. , 


2200 


177 


Uhl, Margaretta C., 


2202 


1480 


Uhl, Russell J., 


2201 


1481 


Jpliam, Frances, 


1649 


1482 






1370 


Vail, Robert B. , 


1883 




Vail, Robert C., 


1884 


988 


Verrill, Lucy A. , 


2255 


Q84 


Voorhees, Abram, 


546 


t/O^t 

986 


Voorhees, Willard P. , 


547 


987 


Waddle, Barbara, 


921 


985 


Walker, Frances S. , 


842 


991 

f\CtC\ 


Warner, Dudley J. , 


736 


989 


Warner, Elam, 


737 


992 


Warner, Elam, 


739 


990 


Warner, Frank E. , 


738 


2045 


Warner, George Holland, 


740 


1184 

i O-t K 


Warner, Harriet, 


623 


lolo 


Warner, Orchard, 


735 


732 


Waterbury, Charles A. , 


711 


1182 


Waterbury, Elizabeth G. , 


712 


1181 


Waterbury, Elizabeth J. , 


1307 


1185 


Waterbury, Jonathan, 


709 


1183 


Waterbury, Lucy S., 


1306 


947 


Waterbury, Maria G. , 


1308 


949 


Waterbury, Nelson Jarvis, 


710 


948 


Waterbury, Nelson J. , 


1309 


978 


Waters, Mary, 


1997 


1472 


Waters, Penelope, 


2372 


156 


Weed, Alvah, 


503 


157 


Weed, Frances M., 


505 


158 


Weed, James H., 


500 


955 


Weed, James Jarvis, 


501 


1857 


Weed, Robert, 


504 


956 


Weed, William Harvey, 


502 


953 


Wellman. Annie A., 


1257 


954 


Wellman, Annie B., 


1247 


2018 


Wellman, Betsey Ann, 


251 


1295 


Wellman, Caroline, 


250 


1293 


Wellman, Charles H., 


1248 


1473 


Wellman, Charles H., 


1256 


1294 


Wellman, Edward J., 


1250 


147o 


Wellman, Edwin H., 


1260 


147 


Wellman, Frederick. 


253 


129 


Wellman, George Frederick. 


635 


147 


Wellman, George H., 


1246 


129 


Wellman, Henry Homer, 


638 


129 


Wellman. Herbert J., 


1261 



DESCENDANTS, ETC., BEARING OTHKK SURNAMES. 



34' 



Name. No. 

Wellman, Homer Henry, 639 

Wellman, Jedediah, Jr., 248 

Wellman, Julia R, 1255 

Wellman. Maria W., 1252 

Wellman, Mary N., 1258 

Wellman, Merritt H., 637 

Wellman, Theodore C., 1251 

Wellman, Thomas C., 1253 

Wellman, William Alfred, 636 
Wellman, William Watson, 249 

West, Ann, 1835 

Wetmore, Charles F. , 478 

Wetmore, Darwin W.. 475 

Wetmore, Elizabeth A., 975 

Wetmore, Elizabeth J., 980 

Wetmore, Emma J., 977 
Wetmore, George Thompson, 979 

Wetmore, George W. . 477 

Wetmore, Mary F. , 981 

Wetmore, Mary J. . 983 

Wetmore, Sylvia E. . 474 

Wetmore, Truman S., 473 

Wetmore. William Jarvis. 476 

Wheeler, Ann, 2382 

Wheeler, Annie L. . 2309 

Wheeler, Beatrice. 2313 

Wheeler, David E. , 2213 

Wheeler, David E. , 2311 

Wheeler, Ethel, 2310 

Wheeler, Everett P. . 2215 
Wheeler, George, 795 

Wheeler, Georgina C. , 796 

Wheeler, Mary E. , 2214 

Wheeler. Mary H., 2216 

Wheeler. Winifred F. . 2312 

White, Charity. 1758 
White, diaries Jay. 544 



Name. No. 

White, Elizabeth, 310 

White, Harriet, 542 

White, Huldah. 335 
White, Jonathan, * 541 

T^hite, Margaret Jarvis, 545 

White, Mary, 1515 

White, Mary Ann.. 702 

White, Prudence, 605 

White, Susan Jarvis. 543 

Whitlock, Sarah Ann. 344 

Whitman, Charity, 1862 

Whitman, Deborah, 1801 

Whitman, Hannah, 1743 

Whitney, Sarah, 95 

Wicks, Elizabeth. 2422 

Wicks, Phoebe, 1942 

Wilbur, Emily, 1024 

Wilbur, Harriet A.. 1460 

Wiley, Emma. 2183 

Williams, Andrew J.. 1640 

Williams, Catharine, 2414 

Williams, Daniel, 1637 

Williams, Euretta M. 1650 

Williams, Mary M.. 1638 

Williams, Nancy. 1636 

Williams, Silas R, 1639 

Williams, William 1635 

Winther, Mary S., 741 

Wood, Adah L.. 1067 

Woodbury, E. D., 1327 

Woodbury, Roger A., 1328 

Woodbury, SanfordJ., 1329 

Woods, Nancy. 993 

Wright, Mary, 1488 

Wright, Mary Jane. 867 

Yielding, Allie, 1361 



ERRATA. 



Page 2, last line. For un, read une. 
" 35, 4th " For Sir Patterson, read General Pattison. 
" 45, 1st " For Farmer, read Farmar. 

" 59, No. 395. For Gustavus Ratchford, read Gustavus Rochfort; 
and again, on same page, 3d line from bottom, for Capt. R. H. 
M. Rachford, read Capt. R. H. M. Rochfort. 

99, Record 396. For 7 children, read 8. 

" 118, Sketch of Milton Barlow Jarvis, 5th line. For Canastoke, read. 
Canastota. 

" 151, Record 1053. For 4 children, read 5. 

" 184, Running Title. For Descendants of Thomas, read Descendants 
of Jonathan. 

" 204, Sketch of Leonard Jarvis, 6th line. For Asaph Hone, read 
Asaph Stone. 

" 232, 14th, 25th, and 31st lines. For Rev. Dr. Buck, read Rev. Dr. 
Breck. 



ADDITIONAL ERRATA. 



The following errata have been received since our book was issued, and 
are now appended to those copies which, until the present, had not been 
bound up. 

NEW YORK, May 29, 1879. 

Page 29, 27th line. For Birdsey Peters, read William Birdseye Peters. 
" 42, No. 252. For 1804, read 1799. 

For Twin brother, ) 1804, , Betsey Ann, ) 1799. 
Frederick, \ 1804, re a Twin brother, \ 1799. 
" 44, No. 303. For John Abram read John Abraham. 

44, No. 304. For Jeanette Hart, born Aug. 16, 1816, read Jannette 

Hart, born Aug. 16, 1815. 

" 44, No. 305. For Ann Christina, read Ann Christiana. 
" 60, No. 417. For John B. Peters, read William B. Peters. 
61, No. 437. For Thomas David, read Thomas Daniel. 
61, No. 443. For T. Frances, read Frances Isabella. 
61, No. 444. For Samuel Peters, read Samuel Jarvis. 
67, last line. Foi* Resurrection Day, read Resurrection. 
81, No. 305, For Christina read Christiana, and for Dec. 1845, 

read Dec. 24, 1845. 
81, No. 672. For Louise read Louis. 

81, No. 676. For Samuel Fermor, read Samuel Farmar. 

82, No. 679. For Edward Farmar, read -Edward Fermor. 
82, No. 680. Under column of deaths, insert Sept. 13, 1854. 
82, No. 681. For Fr'k, read Frank. 

" 97, No. 773. For Cyprian Nicholas Beach, read Cyprian Nichols 

Beach. 

" 98, No. 787. For Emeline Thraft, read Emeline Knapp. 
" 101, No. 836. For Frank Hope, born 1868, read 1866. 
" 101, No. 837. For Mary Lucretia Scovel, read Mary Lucretia Sco- 

vil. 

11 101, No. 739. For Helen Mary, read Helen May. 
" 105, 12th line. For Robert . 0. Smith, read Robert C. Smyth. 
" 105, 15th line. For S. P. McCormick, read S. J. McCormick. 
" 105, No. 920. For Napier, read Thomas Napier Pattinson. 
" 105, No. 920. For George, read Samuel George. 
" 126, No. 1156. For Percy and Eva, born Jan. 16, 1877, read Percy 

and Eva Mary, Jan. 11, 1877. 
" 126, For Nota Bene, read Stanley Temple. Has since been bapti/od. 



ADDITIONAL ERRATA. 

189, 1st line. For William Jarvis, born Nov. 24, 1813, read Nov. 

24, 1811. 
192, No. 1842. For Selucas L. Jarvis, married Apl. 10, 1869, read 

April 10, 1837. 
192, No. 1886. For Jennie Lee, born Aug. 8, 1869, read Aug. 8 

1868. 
192, No. 1891. For Philetus Horton, born Sep. 11, 1870, read Sept. 

1, 1869. 

No. 2177. For Mary A. Robison, read Mary A. Robinson. 
No. 2178. Bottom line. For Charles Edward, died Aug. 18, 

1878, read Aug. 18, 1876. 

222, No. 2180. For Wm. Pepperrell, bom Oct. 1874, read Oct. 1873. 
222, No. 2181. For Charles Fitz, born Oct. 1875, read Sept. 1875. 

1?; NoMI 4 ' 88T9> 3282> I * Barrch " Barrett - 

235, 29th line. For Nathaniel Jarvis, born 1631, read 1670. 



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