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Full text of "Kimball-Weston memorial. The American ancestry and descendants of Alonzo and Sarah (Weston) Kimball of Green Bay, Wisconsin"

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Contents. 



Page 

Introduction 5 

Paternal Ancestry of Alonzo Kimball: 

Kimball, Witt, Carr, Hayward, Rockwood, Albee and Cook 

lineages - 9 

Maternal Ancestry of Alonzo Kimball: 

Mather, Atherton, Stoiig-htou, Wadsworth, Buttolph, Gardner, 
Fuller, Emerson, Wood, Hanchett, Langton, Priehard, 
Church, Churchill, Foote, Dickinson. Cowles, Montague, 
Downing, Smith, Hitchcock, Partridge, Root, Kilbourn and 
Ashley lineages 18 

Paternal Ancestry of Sarah Weston: 

Weston, De la Noye, Soule, Nash, Shaw, Watson, Hicks, Pratt, 
Dunham and Pomeroy lineages 42 

Maternal Ancestry of Sarah Weston: 

Dean, Stephens, Kingsley, Leonard, Washburn, Mitchell, Cooke, 
Packard, Howard, Hayward, Keith, Edson, Byram, Shaw, 
Edson, Hayward, Mitchell, Cooke, Leonard, Watson, Hicks, 
King, W^hitman, Walker, Phillips, Brooks, Winslow, Rich- 
mond and Rogers lineages 60 

Descendants of Alonzo and Sarah (Weston) Kimball: 

Compiled by Mary Cornelia (Kimball) W^alker 90 

In Memo ri AM: 

Almira Barnes Mahan 95 

Linus Bonner Sale 96 

Richard Weston and Robert Kimball Sale 99 

Alice Ruth Sale 101 



ILLUSTRATIONS. 

Alonzo Kimball and granddaughters Marjorie Weston Kimball and 

Alice Ruth Sale Frontispiece 

Sarah (Weston) Kimball Opp, p. 46 

Berry Pomeroy Castle, from an old print at Fern Hill,Vt " 58 

Alonzo W^eston Kimball " 90 

Ancestral Chart of the Family In pocket of cover 



IFntrobuction* 



It is probable tliat very few people begin more or less ex- 
tended genealogical researches with an adeqnate notion of 
what lies before them. A rather common curiosity to know 
who are the ancestors of one's self or one's friends, develops 
into a lively interest sosoon as a trail is found and followed. 
Let difficulties arise, however, as they are sure to, and the 
trial of one's wits in the solution of a problem believed to be 
soluble has a fascination which one will hardly believe who 
has not experienced it. 

The present pamphlet makes no claim to originality except 
in the fixing definitelv of the lines of descent. Much of the 
information herein contained may be found in other works, 
which have been freely cited, but which are hardly accessible 
outside of a large genealogical library. The library of the 
State Historical Society of Wisconsin, in which most of the 
works cited may be found, is now excelled in the wealth of its 
genealogical works by but t^vo, or at most three, libraries in 
the country. 

The book has two main objects in transcribing and collect- 
ing data, to-wit: first, to give the bare vital records, uninter- 
esting as some of them may be, which are necessary to fix 
definitely the lines of descent; and, second, to add biograph- 
ical sketches when the matter upon record is sufficiently full 
to allow of it. The length of individual sketches is depend- 
ent, therefore, not alone upon the prominence of the individ- 
ual, but upon the amount of material which the accidents of 
historv have left us. It cannot be claimed that the book is alto- 
gether free from errors, though care has been exercised to ex- 



elude them. The material has necessarily been gathered from 
many sources of different degrees of reliability, but some 
judgment has bee'n used in selecting the matter introduced and 
in discarding other material. 

For some lines, notably those of Church and Fuller, spe- 
cial investigations have been necessary, and the services of 
Mr. Horace E. Mather of Hartford, Conn., a professional 
genealogist, have been engaged. In some instances the pa- 
tience of Town Clerks in jSTew England towTis has been taxed 
in order to secure the important entries from the official 
records. To Mrs. Sutherland Orr (nee Florence Dean) of 
Ascot, Berks, England, Miss Carolyn Weston of Dalton, Mass., 
and Mrs. M. H. Walker of Green Bay, the compiler is under 
special obligations either for the loan of valuable papers or for 
an opportunity to transcribe genealogical data collected by 
others. 

The greatest difficulties have been encountered in tracing the 
Pomeroys. The data secured are, however, of much interest 
and are given with considerable fulness. The Kimballs first 
settled at Watertown, Mass., and the first Kimball bom 
in America was Sarah Kimball, who first saw the light in 1635. 

Of the emigrant male ancestors of the family that have been 
found, fifteen came over before 1630, more than thirty came 
in the 1630's, and only six came later than 1650. Three came 
in the "Mayflower" to Pl^Tuouth, to-wit: George Soule, 
Thomas Rogers, and Francis Cooke, the latter an ancestor to 

*The ancestral chart included in the pocket of the cover was printed 
some months in advance of the book and differs from it in several 
important particulars. In the Atherton lineage the chart gives Cath- 
erine as the daughter of Gen. Atherton who married Timothy Mather. 
This corresponds to the Mather Genealogy and is based upon an old 
chart. This is, however, an error, for Timothy's wife was Elizabeth 
Atherton. The introduction of the Winslow lineage upon the chart 
through the supposed alliance of Elizabeth Winslow with Gilbert 
Brooks, is authorized by the Winslow Memorial and other authorities, 
but recent work shows rather conclusively that the wife of Gilbert 
Brooks was not Elizabeth Winslow. (See Winslow Lineage.) The 
Peter Montague of the chart who married Eleanor Allen and who was 
the father of Richard Montague did not come to America. The Peter 
Montague who went to Virginia was his son. The ancestor of the 
Kingsley line was probably John, not Stephen. 



two distinct lines of tlie family. All were signers of the 
"Mayflower Compact." In tlie next vessel, tiife- "Fortune," 
came in 1G21 Philip De la ^oye, the Hugnenot Pilgrim, and 
Robert Hicks. The "Ann," 1623, brought Experience 
Mitchell and Joshua Pratt Both Mitchell and Hicks were 
like Cooke, ancestors each to two branches of the family. The 
wives and children of a number of Pilgrims came in the 
"Fortune" and "Ann." One of the family ancestors, William 
WadsAvortli, went to the settlement of the other great English 
colony in Virginia in 1621. Inasmuch, however, as he settled 
lat^'r in Massachusetts, the family's history is but little con- 
nected with the fortunes of that colony. 

While the majority of the forebears were of that sturdy mid- 
dle class which has always been the strength of the English peo- 
ple, there were several among them who belonged to families of 
distinction at home. x\higail Downing was descended through 
the royal lino from William the Conqueror. HeT husband, 
Richard ^lontiigue, and the ancestor of ]^athaniel Dickinson, 
both claimed descent from men who came into England with 
the Xormans in 1066. The }De<ligree of John Richmond is also 
traced to one of the leaders under William the Conqueror at 
the battle of Hastings. His grand-daughter, Sarah Riclmiond, 
was the first of eight Sarahs in the direct line to Winifred 
Sarah Weston Hobbs. Philip de la ^oye, the Huguenot of 
the Plvmouth Colonv, w^as descended from one of the most dis- 
tinguished families of France, the recorded pedigree of which 
extends to Charlemagne, Alfred the Great, and William the 
Conqueror, and includes many of the royal blood. 

From Plymouth and Duxbury the ancestors of Sarah Weston 
emigrated to the west to found Bridgewater and Taunton. 
From the Massachusetts Bay Colony the maternal ancestors of 
Alonzo Kimball — Mather and Stoughton of DorchesteT, Wads- 
worth of Cambridge, Gardner of Gloucester, Fuller and Emer- 
son of Ipswich, and others — all emigrated to Connecticut,, 
where they allied themselves with the Churchills, Montagues, 
Dickinsons, Churches, Smiths, Footes and other prominent 



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Connecticut families, which played a leading role in the settle- 
ments of Hartford and Wethersfield. Wlien dissension arose 
in church affairs they were the "withdrawers" who again 
marched away through the forest to found Hadley and Hat- 
field, and eventually to settle much of western Massachusetts. 
This book is published through the generosity of Mr. A. W. 
Kimball, for distribution in the family, in order that the pres- 
ent and future generations may know how goodly is their heri- 
tage in ancestors who have wrought manfully and successfully 
amid privations and sacrifices, and by mighty hammer blows 
have welded a commonwealth whose foundations of libert.v and 
justice are alike our pride and our bulwark. In some sense 
the book is a memorial to the founders of the Green Bay branch 
of tlie Kimball family. Beside the more or less extended bio- 
graphical sketches of the founders themselves, such sketches 
are included of the deceased members of the families of their 
descendants. 



Ube Ipaternal Hncestr^ of Hlonso 

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The common ancestor of the great majority of the Kimballs 
in America was Richard Kimball of the parish of Rattlesden, 
county Suffolk, England. The name was originally spelled 
Kemball or Kembolde. The Kemble familv seems to have been 
distinct from the Kimball family for the last four centuries, at 
least, and according to Morrison and Sharpies, the family his- 
torians, these families have ahvavs been distinct.* 

Richard^ the immiiiTant ancestor of the familv, was b. 
in England, probably at Rattlesden, County Suffolk. Tie m. 
Ursula, dan. of Henry Scott. Witli his wife and eight chil- 
dren he came to America in the ship "Elizabeth," William An- 
drews, Master, in 1634, embarking at Ipswich, England, April 
10th of that year. In the party on the ship was Thomas Scott, 
his wife's brother. Reaching Boston Harbor Richard soon 
went to Watertown and settled there with his family. The 
first Kimball bora in America was Sarah Kimball, dan. of 
Richard \ who first saw the light at AVatertown, Mass., 1635. 
She married Edward Allen of Ipswich, Mass., and d. June 12, 
1690. 

By trade Richard was a wheelwright and his services were in 
such demand that he was soon called to leave the Watertown 
settlement and go to Ipswich, where he was given a house lot 
and other privileges on condition that he become the to^vn wheel- 

♦History of the Kimball Family in America from 1634 to 1897 and of 
its ancestors the Kemballs or Kemboldes of England, by Leonard Alli- 
son Morrison and Stephen Parschall Sharpies, pp. 1278, Boston, 1897. 






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Wright, At Ipswicli his two other (10th and 11th) children 
were horn. Oct. 23rd, 1G61, he m. (2) !Mrs. Margaret Dow of 
Hampton, X. H. Richard d. June 22, 1675, aged 80 years and 
over, and his wife d. March 1, 1676. He was very well to do 
for those days, the inventory of his estate amounting to over 
£737, although he had already given to his numerous children 
at their marriages. 

EiCHAED^, fourth child and second son of Richard^ and Ur- 
sula, was b, at Tiattlesden about 1623 and came to America with 

his father in 1634. He m. (1) Mary , who died Sept. 2, 

1672. He subsequently married (2) Mary (probably 

Mai-y Gott). He d. 1676, leaving eight children living. He 
was a wheelwright and removed to Wenham, Mass., between 
1652 and 1656. He was selectman of Wenham for twenty 
years. From the circumstance that the inventory of his prop- 
erty at the time of his death showed that wages were due him 
from the country, it is probable that he had been engaged in 
the war with the Indians, and "he was probably with his 
nephew, Caleb Kimball, at the time the latter was killed at 
Bloody Brook."* He had nine children. 

E^'SIGX Samuel^, second son (and child) of Richard" and 
Mary (1st wife), was b. at Ipswich about 1651 and d. Oct. 3, 
1716. He m. Sept. 20, 1676, Mary, dau. of John and Sarah 
Witt of Lynn, Mass. Samuel lived at Wenham and was ensign 
in the militia. He was made freeman in 1682 and held the of- 
fices of suiwevor, constable, and selectman. 

Ebexezer^, eighth child and fifth son of SamueP and Maiy, 
■was b. about 1690 and d. at Hopkinton, Mass., 1769. He m. 
Jime 9, 1712, Elizabeth, dau. of Richard Carr of Salisbury, 
Mass. He lived in Wenham and Beverlv, but in 1740 removed 
to Hopkinton, where he lived the residue of his life. His %vife 
suiwived him. He was a veoman and a mason. His children 
numbered nine, three sons and six daughters. 

BoYCE^, the youngest child of Ebenezer^ and Elizabeth, was 
b. in Wenham June 18, 1731, and d. at Slmtesbury, Mass., May 

♦Ibid. p. 39. 



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13, 1802. He m. Dec. 4, 1755, Rebecca Haward, who was b. 
Jime 9, 1739, and d. July 23, 1790. He lived in Wenham, 
Hoj^kinton, and SJiiitesbiiiy and had twelve children, seven of 
whom were sons. Three of his brothers served in the War of 
the Revolution. 

Rev. Ruel*^,* the eleventh child and seventh son of 60706*^ 
and Rebecca, was b. Dec. 20, 1778, and d. at Easthampton> 
Mass., Oct. 1, 1817. He m. Jan. 1, 1799, Hannah Mather, 
dau. of Timothy Mather of Marlboro, Vt. He was a Presby- 
terian minister and his charges were at Marlboro, Yt., until 
1804, then Leroy, iST. Y., until 1816, and Leyden, 1^. Y., where 
he remained until his death. He died while on a visit to his 
son, David M. Kimball, of Massachusetts. A brother, Boyce*^, 
served in the War of the Revolution 

ALONZO,' the fifth child and third son of RueP and Hamiah 
was b. in Leroy, iST. Y., ^N'ov. 20, 1808. He was graduated from 
Union College, Schenectady, IST. Y., in 1836, and entered An- 

*The children of Rev. Ruel and Hannah (Mather) Kimball were: 

i Ruel, b. Marlboro, Vt., Dec. 24, 1799. He m. three times, his last 
wife, Sarah Lord, having survived him several years. He 
d. at Leyden, N. Y., May 1, 1867. 
ii Amanda, b. Marlboro, Vt., April 13, 1802. She m., Jan. 13, 1825, 
Alanson Merwin and lived to celebrate her golden wedding, 
having d. at Leyden, N. Y., April 17, 1878, her husband fol- 
lowing her Oct. 7, 1888. She was the mother of Judge Milton 
H. Merwin of the Supreme Bench of New York, whose resi- 
dence is in Utica. N. Y. 
iii Cotton, b. Leroy, N. Y., June 7, 1804. His widow, Ruth, survived 

him and reached an age of 97 years, 
iv Huldah, b. Leroy, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1806; d. Aug. 22, 1827. 
v AloDzo, b. Nov. 20, 1808; m., at Hudson, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1840, Sarah 

Weston ; d. Aug. 7, 1900. 
vi David Mather, b. Nov. 25, 1810; d. Aug. 1, 1813. 

vii David Mather, b. Aug. 26, 1813; twice married, his second wife 

having been Charlotte Maria, dau. of Col. Warren Lincoln of 

Warren, Mass.; d. Oct. 23, 1857. 

viii Lucy, b. July 31, 1815; m. Aug. 12, 1840, Rev. Henry Bannister, 

D. D., of Evanston, HI.; d. Oct. 18, 1886. Her husband d. April 

. 15, 1883. 

ix Marv H., b. Dec, 18, 1817; m. Jan. 8, 1844, Sereno T. Merrill of 

Beloit, Wis.; d. Mch. 4, 1852. 
X Harriet, b. Jan. 14, 1820; d. Feb. 12, 1823. 

xi Martin Luther, b. Sept. 24, 1826; m. (1) Mary Buttrick, and (2) 
Jan. 13, 1862, Frances Ann Richards, v/ho survives him. He, 
d. at Oshkcsh, Wis., Mch. 18, 1891. 



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dover Theological Seminary to prepare for the ministry, but 
was compelled to abandon his studies in 1839 because of ill 
health. In 1840,* while principal of an academy at Lee, Mass., 
he met and married Sarah, daughtx?r of Rev. Isaiah Weston of 
Dalton, ;^rass. In 1848 he removed to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 
and two vears later to Green Bay, Wis. Until 1852 he con- 
tinned to teach, but at that time he established himself in the 
hardware business at Green Bay, which since his death has been 
conducted under the firm name, Alonzo Kimball, by his second 
son, Charles Theodore **. For more than forty yeai*s Mr. Kim- 
ball was a deacon in the First Presbyterian church of Green 
Bay, now known as the Union Congregational church. 

In 1890 he celebrated his golden wedding anniversary with 
the united families of lli^^ five children. His wife died June 
27, 1891. He d. at Green Bay, Aug. 7, 1900, and Aug. 9th was 
buried from his church home, the Eev. J. M. A. Spence offi- 
ciating. 

The Unioxist, a bright Congregational magazine published 
by memlicrs of his Green Bay church, says of him : 

"Gifted souls now passed beyond will fill out the measure of 
our testimony in fitting phrase. To them, also, years of asso- 
ciation had made Tather Kimball' a loving parent in all but tie 
of blood, and though he made few protestations there are many 
who treasure memories of unexpected thoughtfulness and affec- 
tion. 

"In the slight cloud that fell upon the advanced years of our 
friend there was little of real bitterness. Weary and restless, 
sometimes ; lonely, often, there was yet in the very conceits of 
his feebleness a touch of that merry Innghtness which had al- 
ways made his companionship most enjoyable. 

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"He was a student always ; whether his work as a teacher 
made him fond of the young, or his love of youth made him 
a successful teacher, this thing is certain, he cherished for books 
and children a love that was unusual. 

*OGt. 1, 1840. 



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"His Greek Testament was a pocket companion for scores of 
years and there was no self-infliction in its continual perusal. 

"Dear old friend ! May the memor>^ of thy Avell-doing prove 
an abiding' stimulas to greater service and unselfishness."* 



Zhc TIClitt Xtncacje. 

Joiix\ the emigrant, was in Lynn in 1650. He was perhaps 
selectman of Groton in 1655, but, if so, was soon back in Lynn. 

He m, Sarah , and his first child was b. in 1659. He d. 

Dec. 2, 1675. 

•Maky", dau. of eTohn^ and Sarah, m. Sept. 20, 1676, Ensign 
Samuel Kimball. 

Continuation. — Ebenezer Kimball, Boyce Kimball, Rev. 
Ruel Kimball, Alonzo Kimball. 



Zbc Carv Xincaoc» 

"Mr." George^, the emigrant, is supposed to have been at 
Ipswich in 1633, t and to have owned a house lot there in 1635.1 
Ho was a shipwright and received grants of land in Salisbury 
in 1610, '41, and '44. He m. Elizabeth, supposed to have been 
the dau. of Elder Thomas Oliver of Boston. The son James 
Oliver was a captain in King Philip's War and d. in 1682. 
Elizabeth was a member of the Salisbury church in 1687. 

*See Kimball Family Neivs, vol. iv, pp. 193-5, Jan., 1901. 

tThe Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts, by 
David W. Hoyt, Providence, 1897, pp. 84, 85, 87. 

The Carr Family Records, embracing the record of the first families 
who settled in America and their descendants, etc., by Edson I. Carr. 
Pp. 540. Rockton, 111., Herald Printing House, 1894. 

tThe Carr Records print what purport to be extracts from a family 
bible and from a diary of Mrs. William Carr. These are so clearly fab- 
rications that one is surprised to find them printed in the work. They 
make George Carr and wife, Lucinda Davenport, "Mayflower" pilgrims 
and William Carr and wife, "Fortune" pilgrims. It is needless to say 
there is ample evidence that they were not emigrants as stated and 
the attempt to manufacture by supposed family records "Mayflower" 
ancestors cannot be too strongly condemned. 



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George T\-a3 granted tlie largest island in the Merrimac for a 
home and a shipyard. This island received the name Carres 
Island and was for a number of generations the Carr home. Its 
possession gave the family tlie monopoly of the ferrying busi- 
ness, which at George's death was considered to be worth £400. 
The large house on Carr's Island was destroyed by fire in 1797. 
George d, in Salisbury April 4, 1682 (when his "bro-in-law" 
James Oliver was 64 years old), and his widow Elizabeth fol- 
lowed ^lay 6, 1691. They had ten children, all bom in Salis- 
bury. 

Capt. Eichaed^, ninth child of George^ and Elizabeth, was 
b. April 2, 1659. He followed his father's vocation of ship- 

■^vi'ight. He was m. four times: (1) to Elizal>eth ; (2) to 

Dorothy , who d. Aug. 3, 1694; (3) to 'Mrs. Sarah Healey; 

and (4), to Sarah Greely. He d. in Salisbury Sept. 11, 1727, 
a month after the death of his fourth wife. 

Elizabeth^, oldest child of Capt. Richard^ and Dorothy, 
was b. in Salisbury Jime 9, 1691. She m. June 9, 1712, Eben- 
ezer Kimball. She was living in 1731. 

Continuation. — Bovce Kimball, Eev, Ruel Kimball, Alonzo 
Kimball. 



^be Iba^wart) Xincagc (Milliam). 



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William^ was of Braintree, ]Mass., in 1648. Owing to the 
confusion with Howard and Haward, considerable uncertainty 
exists regarding the first two generations. That given here is 
furnished me by Mr. S. P. Sharpies, the well known genealo- 
gist. William m. Margery (according to Savage, ^fargery 
Thayer) and Avas drowned in 1659. He had several children. 

William^, probably the son of William^ and Margeiy, was 

of Swanzey and m. Sarah . His oldest daughter was 

Margery. 

JoxATiiAX^, son of William- and Sarah, according to Ballon, 
was of Swajizey and came to Milford when yet a minor as far 

♦Ballou's History of Milford, pp. 805-6. 



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back as 1G02. He probably o^^^led several hundred acres. He 
m. (1) Trial Rockwood, dan. of tlie fii*st John Rockwood of 
Mendon. She was b. in 1676 or 1677. He m. (2) Grace . 

Jonathan^, second child of Jonathan^ and Trial, was b. 
April 8, 1699. He m. Jan. 22, 1717, Lydia Albee, and d. 
Xov. 24, 1750. His widow d. in Donglas, Oct. 3, 1776. 

Rebecca °, ninth child of Jonathan"* and Lydia, was b. at 
Milford, Mass., Jnne 9, 1739. She m. at Hopkinton. Dec. 4, 
1755, Bovce Kimball. She d. Jnlv 23, 1790. 

Continuation. — Rev. Rnel Kimball, Alonzo Kimball. 

^bc 1Rocfuvoo^ ilRochcti Xincagc* 

RicnAED* was ope of the first settlers of Dorchester and per- 
haps a brother of John of Dorchester. He was in Dorchester 
as early as 1635, but removed to Braintrec in 1643. He m. 
in 1636 or early in 1637 Agnes, the widowf of Zachary Bick- 
nell of Weymouth, the emigrant ancestor of the American Bick- 
nells. She had come in the ship "Assurance" from Gravesend, 
Jvent, Eng., in the spring of 1635, together with her husband, 
Zachary Bicknell, their son John, and a servant. She was then 
37 years of age. They belonged to a company of 106 emi- 
grants, mainly from the counties of Dorset and Somerset, un- 
der the pastoral care of Rev. Joseph Hull. Agues d. July 9, 
1643. 

The name of the family was frequently spelled Rochet or 
Rockettj though it appears that the family wrote the name Rock- 
wood. 

JoHN^, only child of Richard^ and Agues, was b. Dec. 1, 
1641. He was one of the earliest proprietors of Mendon, but 
Avas driven away under great losses by the savages during King 
Philip's War in 1675-6. He returned in 1678-9, purchased 

*Savage, Genealogical Dictionary; Ballou's History of Milford, pp. 
805, 996; A Memorial of a Respectable and Respected Family and es- 
pecially of Joshua Bicknell. compiled by Thomas Williams Bicknell, 
pp. 21 and xvi. Boston, 1880. Hist, of Dorchester, pp. 39, 80. 

tSavage says dau. instead of widow. 



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land of James Albee, and settled on Muddy Brook, !Mendon. He 
prospered and became an extensive land owner. 

Tkial^, dau. of John^, was b. in 1676 or 1677. She m. 
Jonathan Hay ward. Her husband survived her and ni. (2) 
Grace . 

Conlinuadon. — Jonathan Hayward, licbccca Ilayward, Rev. 
Ruel Kimball, Alonzo Kimball. 



Zbc Hlbce XineaGC. 



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Bexjamix^ Albee or Alby, the common ancestor, is first 
mentioned as of Braintree, 1641, and made freeman there in 
1642. His nativitv is somewhat uncertain and it is not clear 
whether he was the emigrant ancestor. He removed to Med- 
field in 1649. In 1664 he became interested in Mendon, and 
made an agreement to erect and maintain a corn mill on Mill 
River. He built a large dam and mill, the first water power 
grain mill in all those parts. The plantation afterward voted ) 
him a bounty of fifty acres of land for building and maintain- / 
ing the mill. Benjamin was also a pnblic land surveyor. He 
was one of the first selectmen of Mendon and held other offices. 
His buildings were all burned by the savages in King Philip's 
War. He fled to Medfield, at which place he probably died. 
His wife's name was probably Hannah . 

James-, oldest son of Benjamin \ was b. at Braintree, prob- 
ably between 1640 and 1649. He m. in ]\Iedfield Oct. 18, 1671, 
Hannali Cook. All his father's property Avas deeded to him. 
He was a man of large landed possessions and social influence. 
He d. probably about 1720. 

Lydia^, youngest child of James ^ and Hannah, was b. in 
Mendon about 1G90. She m., Jan. 22, 1716, Jonathan Hay- 
ward, 3rd, 

Continuation. — Rebecca Ilavward, Rev. Ruel Kimball, 
Alonzo Kimball. j 

♦Ballou's History of Milford, p. 522 et seq. \ 



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Z\)c (loo\\ Xincage, 

The ancestry of Hannah Cook who in 1G71 m. James Albee'' 
at Medfield, has not been ascertained. It seems improbable 
that she had been long a resident of Medfield and it is quite 
likely that she was among those who left tlie outlying settlement 
of Mendon (now Milford) when the threatening attitude of the 
Indians developed in the IGTO's. Medfield was settled largely 
from Dedham about 1('»50. There were no Cooks among its^ 
early settlers, nor were tliere indeed among the early settlers 
of Dedham. In Mendon (Milford), on the contrary, Cooks 
were verv numerous, the greater nTunber beina; descended from 
Walter Cook who was of Weymouth in 1643. Benjamin Albee, 
a founder of Milford and the father-in-law of Hannah Cook, 
not only had been a resident of Weymouth, but between 1649 
and 1664 or 1665 he had been a resident of Medfield. Med- 
field was the town througli which the Mendon settlers had com- 
munication with the civilization to the east of them, and when 
King Philip's War broke out in 1675 it was to Medfield that 
they fled for refuge. If descended from Walter Cook, Hannah 
must have been his dau., from the early date of her marriage. 
His first dau. and second child had that name. Walter was of 
Weymouth in 1643, was admitted freeman in 1653, and settled 
in Mendon as early as 1664. 



fTDaternal Hncestt^ of Hlonso 

IRimbaU. 



ITbe flDatbcr XincaQC. 

The Mather family has included many brilliant men.* 
Dr. Increase Mather^, son of Eev. Richard Mather, and his 
sons, Dr. Cotton Mather and Eev. Xathaniel Mathert, are so 
well known as to require no treatment here. The English home 
of the family was in Lowton, Win^^'ick Parish, Lancashire, Eng- 
land, where it is of record that Thomas, the father, and John, 
the grandfather, of the American ancestor resided. The fam- 
ily arms as preserved in the family of the early Mathers of Bos- 
ton are described thus:! 

Arms: — Ermine on a fesse wavy Azure, three lions rampant, Or. 
Cbest: — A lion sedant, Or. 




Tnis coat of arms is found in MS. : "Promptuarium Arm- 
orum," and is there recorded as the arms of Wm. Mather of 

*See Lineage of Rev. Richard Mather, by Horace E. Mather, pp. 539, 
Hartford, 1890. 

tSee A Colonial Boyhood. Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 88 (1901), p. 651. 
JLineage of Rev. Richard Mather, p. 27. 



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Salop, 1602. The motto is sometimes given ''Sunt Fortia Pec- 
iora Nobis," and sometimes "Virtus Vera Nohilitas Est." 

Although the ancestor of the family settled at Dorchester, his 
grandsons removed to Connecticut and founded the "Windsor, 
Lyme, and SufReld branches of the Mather family. All the 
Mathers now livino; are descended from Timothv Mather- of 
Dorchester, the "Farmer Mather," the other lines having ended 
at the death of Samuel blather, the grandson of Dr. Cotton 
Mather. ^lany persons claim descent from Dr. Cotton Mather, 
but they are in error, though some are descended from Mathers 
who bore the name of Cotton. 

Rev. Richard', the American ancestor of the Mathers, was 
b. in Lowton, Winwick Parish, Lancashire, England, in 1596. 
He m. (1) Sept. 29, 1624, Catherine, dau. of Edmund Holt 
of Bury, England, from whom this branch of the family is de- 
scended. They came to America from Bristol, reaching Boston 
Aug. 17, 1635, and settling at Dorchester. The wife Catherine, 
who bore all the children of Rev. Richard ^Mather, died in 1655, 
and he m. (2) the widow of Rev. John Cotton. All his sons 
who came to mature age, five in number, were ministers, with the 
exception of Timothy, the "Fanner." Timothy's brother. In- 
crease, was the president of Harvard College and a great man 
in the Colony. Richard' died April 22, 1669. 

Timothy", second son of Rev. Richard' and Catherine, was 
b. in Liverpool, England, 1628, and d. in Dorchester, Mass., 
Jan. 14, 1684. He m. (1) Elizabeth, the dau. of Maj. Gen. 
Humphrey Atherton of Dorchester, who bore all his children, 
five sons and one daughter. In March, 1678-9, he m. (2) 
Elizabeth, dau. of Amiel Weeks. 

Atherton^, youngest son of Timothy^ and Catherine, was 
b. at Dorchester, Oct. 4, 1663, and d. at Suffield, Conn., 'Nor. 

9, 1734. He m. (1) ; (2) Sept. 20, 1694, Rebecca Stough- 

ton, dau. of Thomas Stonghton; and (3) October 24, 1705, 
Mary Lamb of Roxbury, Mass. He removed to Suffield in 1712 
and founded the Suffield branch of the Mather family. He rep- 
resented the town of Suffield in Boston for four years in the Gren- 



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eral Court. He was a cousin of Dr. Cotton Mather. He had 
five sons and three daughters. 

William*, oldest son of Atherton^ and Rebecca, was b. at 
Windsor, Ct., March 2, 1698, and d. at Suffield, Ct., in 1747. 
He m., Nov. 7, 1721, Silence Buttolph, dau. of David Buttolph 
of Simsbury, Ct., and had six sons and one daughter. 

Timothy^, oldest son of William* and Silence, was b. at 
Greenmch, N. J., Aug. 4, 1722, and lived at Suffield, Ct. He 
m. (1) Oct. 25, 1748, Hannah Fuller, who d. April 7, 1757. 
By her he had two sons and two daughters. March C, 1760, he 
m. widow Lucy Kellogg, by whom he had thre© sons. 

Timothy®, second son (fourth child) of Timothy ° and Han- 
nah, was b. at Suffield, Ct., March 2, 1757, and d. March 8, 
1818. In 1779 he m. Hannah, dau. of Dea. John. Church, who 
d. Oct., 1827. He lived at Marlboro, Vt., and had six sons 
and four daughters. (See p. 31.) / 

Hannah^, second dau. (second child) of Timothy® and Han- 
nah, was b. in Marlboro, Vt., July 1, 1781. She lived at Ley- 
den, N. Y., and d. March 9, 1680. She m. Jan. 1, 1799, Rev. 
Ruel Kimball, who d. Oct. 1, 1847. They had six sons and 
five daughters. 

Continuation. — Alonzo KimbalP. 



Zbc atbcrton Xincaoc 

Ma J. Gen. Humphrey^. There is strangely enough but lit- 
tle known of the antecedents of this eminent man. His name 
first appears on the church records of Dorchester in 
1636. He appears to have come from Winwick parish, 
England, and to have reached Boston in the sliip "James," 
Capt. Taylor, Aug. 7, 1635. He was admitte<l freeman and 
granted lands in Dorchester in 1637. He was Captain of the 
Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company from 1650-1658, 

♦This account is taken from the History of Dorchester, Mass., by a 
Committee of the Dorchester Antiquarian and Historical Society, Bos- 
ton, 1859, pp. 102-104. See also Pope's Pion. Mass., p. 22. 



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and commenced the first train band formed in Dorcliester in 
1644. He commanded the Suifolk Regiment with the title of 
Major General and was the chief military officer in New Eng- 
land. He was depnty to the General Conrt in 1638 and 1641, 
and in 1659 he was chosen Speaker. His Avife was Mary 
AVales. 

He wa* much respected for his religions character and pub- 
lic spirit and was often employed by the Colonial Government 
in civil and military matters. lie had great skill and experience 
in the treatment of the Indians, and manifested much human- 
ity and sympathy for their ignorant and degraded condition, 
but exercised great energy and decision of character when neces- 
sary. His efforts to instruct them were referred to in the New 
England Confederation, and Eliot applied to him in behaK of 
the Xeponsett tribe. He was employed in several expeditions 
against the Xarragansett Indians. In 1645 the Commissioners 
of the United Colonies appointed a council of war, with Capt. 
Standish at the head and Leverett and Atherten of Massachu- 
setts and Mason of Connecticut. 

The general's death in southern Boston on Sept. 16, 1661, was 
occasioned by a fall from his horse. On his gravestone is the 
following effusion : 

Here lyes ovr Captaine, & Major of Svffolk was withall; 

A Godly Magistrate was he, and Major General!, 

Two Troops of Hors with him heare came, svch worth his love did 

crave ; 
Ten Companyes of Foot also mourning marcht to his grave. 
Let all that Read be sure to keep the Faith as he has don. 
With Christ he lives now Crowned, his name was RvrnpTirey Atherton. 

Elizabeth-, dau. of Humphrey^ and Mary, was bapt. at 
Winwick, Eng., Dec. 26, 1629 ; m. Timothy Mather.f 

Contimiation. — Atherton ^Mather, William Mather, Timothy 
Mather, Timothy Mather, Hannah Mather, Alonzo Kimball. 

tSee p. 6. Also Pope's Pion. Mass., p. 22. 



22 



Zbc Stoiujbton Xincaoc* 

Ensign Thomas', tlio emigrant, was at Dorchester in 1G30 
and a freeman in 1 G;31. In the same vear he was constable and 
fined for undertaking to marry a conple. He was called "An- 
cient" or Ensign. He was one of the first settlers of Windsor, 
going there in 1640, and member of the first conrt held in the 
River Colony. The old Stone Fort of Windsor stood on his 
lot. He d. at Windsor March 25, 16G1. 

His brother Israel was one of the prominent men of Dor- 
chester, and as Captain was Commander-in-Chief of the success- 
ful expedition against the Pequot Indians. He was after- 
wards Lieutenant-Colonel in the Parliamentary forces under 
Cromwell. Col. Israel's son was Governor of the Colony of 
Massachusetts, and as Chief Justice acquired a fearful notoriety 
in connection with the witchcraft craze. The arms of tlie 
Stoughtons are as follows:! 

Arms: — Azure, a cross engr. erm. 
Crest: — A robin redbreast, ppr. 

Thomas^, son of Thomas^ was 1). in England. He had his 
father's homestead in Windsor, which has remained in the pos- 
session of his descendants. He ni., ]!^ov. 30, 1055, Mary Wads- 
worth. Thev had four sons and three daughters b. between 
1657 and 1673. He d. Sept. 15, 1684. 

Rebecca^, youngest child of Thomas^ and Mary, was b. June 
19, 1673. She m. Sept. 20, 1694, Atherton Mather. She d. 
in 1704. 

Continuation. — William Mather, Timothy Mather, Timoth\ 
IVFather, Hannah Mather, Alonzo Kimball. 

♦Trumbull's Hist, of Hartford Co., Ct, vol. H, p. 558. The History 
and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor, Conn., by H. R. Stiles, Hartford, 
1892, pp. 721-725. Drake's Hist, of Boston. Hist, of Dorchester, p. 86. 

t Drake's Hist, of Boston, p. 210. 
Burke's Landed Gentry, p. 1164. 



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Zhc lXIla^6vvortb Xincaoc;^ 

William^, the ancestor, accompanied ^[r. Daniel Gookin to 
the Virginia PLintation in 1621, arriving in the ''Flying 
Harte" Xov. 22n(l of that year. In Ilotten's List of Emi- 
grants to America, 1600-1700, William Wadsworth is associ- 
ated with Daniel Gookin and stands first on the list said to have 
come in the "Flying llarte." Witli Gookin he took np his set- 
tlement at Xewport Xews. Fonr months after his arrival, 
Mch. 2Snd, 1622, came the sndden attack by the Indians upon 
the plantation in which three hundred and forty-nine of the col- 
onists were massacred. Gookin with his followers, some tliirty- 
fivft in all, would not obey the order of the council to abandon 
the outlying posts but "thought himself sufficient against what 
could hapix>n, and so did to his great credit and the content of 
his adventures. ''t William a^ipoars to have returned with 
Gof>kin to England in the "Sea Flower" in July, 1622. In 
1632 William again started for the new world, this time in the 
ship "Lion," which reached Boston Sept. 16, 1632. He settled 
in Candjridge with the Rev. Thomas Hooker's company and on 
Nov. 6th took the oath of a freeman. He was one of the first 
selectmen of Cambridge and in 1636 was one of Hooker's corn- 
pan}' of one hundred of both sexes and all ages who traveled 
over a hundred miles through a trackless wilderness to found 
the city of Hartford. They carried no giiide but the compass. 
According to Tiiimbullt tliey drove with them one hundred and 
sixty head of cattle and by the way subsisted on the milk of 
their cows. Making their way through swamps, over hills and 
through dense woods they were nearly a fortnight upon the jour- 
ney. William's age was about forty-one years at this time, he 
having been b. in 1695. Little is known of his first wafe, but it 



*Two Hundred and Fifty Years of the Wadsworth Family in America, 
by Horace Andrev/ Wadsworth, pp. 257, Lawrence, Mass., 1883. 
t Smith's History of Virginia, vol. II, p. 76. 
JHist. of Conn., vol. I, pp. 64, 65. 



24 

is probable that he m. in Enolaiid, as ho possessed a house and 
homo soon after he settled at Cambridge. l>_v lier he had four 
children. lie m. (2). in 1044, Elizal)eth, dan. of Rev. Samuel 
Stone of Hartford, by \\b<nii lie had six ehildren, inclndini>; ('aj)t. 
Josepli. Tlie mother Elizabeth, according to an old record, died 
in 1651I. William^ resided in Hartford till his death in 1075 
when eighty years old. Savage* says of him, "He seems to 
have lived in the highest esteem; no man more often chosen 
rejjre^entative, for between Oct., 10.50, and May, 1075, hardly 
a year misses his services." It ^vas his son, Capt. Joseph, who 
saved the liberties of Connecticut by caiTying away and con- 
cealing in the hollow of an oak the Connecticut charted*. Gen. 
James S. Wadsworth, the disting-uished division commander 
who M'as killed in the Battle of the Wilderness, was a descendant 
in the sixth generation from "William. 

Mary", dau. of William^ and first wife, was b. about 1G32. 
She m., alx)ut 1050, Thomas Stoughton. 

Continuation. — Rebecca Stoughton, William MatheT, Tim- 
othy ]Mather, Tim-Othy ]^lathor, Hannah blather, Alonzo Kim- 
ball. 



ITbe Buttolpb Xincagc^t 

Thomas^, the emigrant, was b. in 1003 and came over in the 
"Abigail" from London in 1035. He was a freeman in Boston 
in 1041. He d. in 10t;7, and his will was probated in Boston, 

June 25, 1007. The will of his wife Ann , who came 

Avitli liiin fn)iii Eng., was probated Nov. 10, 10.^0. 

Lieut. Johx", son of Thomas^ and Ann, was b. Feb. 28, 
1030. Ho m. (1), Oct. 10, 1003, Hannah Gardner. She d. 
in Welhersfield, whore he had settled, June 0, lOSl. They had 
five children: Jonathan, Joseph, John, David, and George. 
He m. (2), June 27, 1082, Abigail , and had Abigail 



♦Genealogical Dictionary, vol. IV, p. 38. 

tSavage, Gen. Diet., vol. I. p. 323; Hinman, Puritan Settlers of Con- 
necticut, p. 461. 



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and James. lie d. Jan. IS, 1G82, and his wife Abigail fol- 
lowed June 5, 1687. He was a man of wealth in those days, 
his estate being valued at £1,042. He owned lands in Wetliers- 
iield, Kartford, Glastonbury, Lancaster, and Boston. 

David", son of Lieut. John and Hannah, was b. in 16T0. He 

m. Marv , and d. 1717. He removed from Wethers- 

field to Simsbury. 

Silence"*, dau. of David^ and jNlary, m., Xov. 7, 1721, Will- 
iam ]Mat]ier. 

Continuation-. — Timothy blather, Timothy IMather, Kaanah 
Mather, Alonzo Kimball. 



Thomas \ the ancestor, a husbandman, was from Weymouth, 
Dorsetshire, England, where the Gardners had lived for more 
than three centuries. He came to America in the spring of 
1024- as superintendent of the planting of the colony sent out 
b_\- the Western Adventurers of Dorchester, England. He was 
at Cape Ann the following summer and winter with thirteen 
men under him. At the close of the year he was succeeded by 
Eoger Conant, who also held office only a year when the under- 
taking was abandoned. Tliom.as then settled (1620) at Salem 
and appears in the earliest records as proprietor. He d. in 
1035. 

Tiio^rAs", son of Thomas \ was b. in England in 1592 and d. 
in 1674. He was an eminent merchant of Boston. He m. (1) 
Margaret and (2) Mrs. Damaris Shattuck. 

George'*, son of Thomas", was b. and d. Aug. 20, 1070. 

He came to Hartford in 1673. He m. Elizal>eth Orne,* who, 
some claim, was the widow of his brother Thomas. She was 
probably dau. of Dea. John Orne of Salem who died 1G85. 



♦According to the History of Hartford Co., Ct. he m. in 1671 Eliza- 
beth Allen of Boston, who was the v.idow by second marriage of Rev. 
Samuel Stone ( m. 1611). Horace E. Mather, the genealogist, gives the 
marriage with Elizabeth Orne. The will of John Orne is printed in the 
Essex Coll., IV, p. 68. 



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George was a mereliant in Hartford. In his Avill he gives £300 
to his dan., ^frs. Buttol]ili. 

Hanxaii^ was dan. of Georjie'"' and Elizabeth. She m. Oct. 
10, 16Go, ]>ieut, John Biittolph. 

Continuation. — David Bnttolpli, Silence Buttolph, Timothy 
Mather, Timothy Mather, Hannah Mather, Alonzo Kimball. 

cThc ifuUer Xineage;^ 

Joiin\ the first settler of the line in America, came in the 
''Abigail" in lOoS and settled at Ipswich, Essex Co., Mass., 
in l()i]7. He m. Elizabeth, dan. of Thomas Emei*son. Their 
children mentioned in his will, proven at Salem Sept. 25, 1GG6, 
were John, James, William, Thomas, Joseph, Snsannah, Eliza- 
beth, and Sarah. He d. Jnne 4, 16G6. 

Joseph", son of Jolrn^ and Elizabeth, was b. about 1648. 
He m. in 1685 Mary Wood. 

Joseph^, son of Joseph" and Mary, removed to Snffield, Ct., 
where he m., Sept. 18, 1715, Bathsheba Hanchett, and d. Mch. 
7, 1744. Their children were Mary, Bathsheba, Mary, Sarah, 
Hannah, and Joseph. 

Hannah"*, dan. of Joseph" and Bathsheba, m. Oct. 25, 1748, 
Timoth}' Mather. She d. April 7, 1757, and her husband remar- 
ries!. 

Continuation. — Timothy Mather, Hannah ]\Iather, Alonzo 
Kimball. 



♦This lineage differs from that given by Sheldon, the Snffield CConn.) 
historian, who gives for the ancestor, John Fuller of Newton, Mass., 
(d. 1696). The lineage here given is based on extensive searches by Mr. 
Horace E. Mather of Hartford, who has examined the records at Salem, 
Northampton, and Springfield, and who is convinced that this is the 
correct line. He finds also that another of John's family, Elizabeth, 
removed to Suffield. See Pope's Pioneers of Massachusetts, p. 178. 



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(The lEincreon Xincacje.* 

Thomas ^ the ancestor, was probably b. at Sedgcfield Parish, 
Co. Durham, Eng-land, and d. at Ipswich, Mass., IMay 1, 16GG. 
Tradition says he came to America from England in the "Eliz- 
abeth Ann" in 1035. He was at Ipswicli as early as 1638 
when 80 acres of land was granted him. lie m. l)efore coming 

to America Elizabeth who survived him. The poet, 

lialph Waldo Emerson, was his descoiuhint in the seventh gen- 
eration, and Prof. Benjamin Kendall Emerson, tlie well known 
geologist, a discendant of the eighth generation. 

Ei.iZAKETii-, dau. of Tlnnnas^ and Elizabeth, was b. in Eng- 
land. She m., ]n-obably in England, John Fuller, who later re- 
sided at Rocky Hill, Ipswich. He d. June 4, 1006, she surviv- 
ing him. 

Continuation. — Joseph Fuller, Joseph Fuller, Hannah Ful- 
ler, Timothy Mather, Hannah ^Father, Alonzo Kimball. 



<rbe IXXoob XincatjC. 

Thomas^, was of Kowley, Mass., in 1054. He was b. about; 
1635, and m. Ann April 7, 1054. They had eleven chil- 
dren. The -,\ife's name was probably Hunt and she appears 
to have been from Ipswich. Thomas d. in 1087 and was buried 
Sept. 12th of that year. The wife d. Dec. 28, 1714. 

Mary, oldest child of Thomas^ and Ann, was b. in Rowley 
Jan. 15, 1055. Amasa Wood's genealogy says of her: "Her 
history is entirely unknown,"! and the evidence that she m. 
Joseph Fuller is that Joseph Fuller of the adjacent town of Ips- 
wich (her mother's home also) m. a Mary Wood Oct. 1, 1035, 



*The Ipswich Emersons A. D. 1636-1900, etc., by Beiijamiu Kendall 
Emerson, assisted by Capt. Geo. A. Gordon, Secretary N. E. Hist. 
Geneal. Soc, pp. 537, Boston, 1900. 

fBrief History of the Descendants of Thomas Wood and Ann his wife, 
by Amasa Wood, p. 34, Worcester, Daniel Seagrave, Printer, 1884. 



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at Avliicli time slie was thii-ty years of age. Joseph was b. in 
1045. 

Continuatioiv. — Joseph Fuller, Hannah Fuller, Timothy 
Mather, Hannah Mather, Alonzo Kimball, 

Z\)c Ibaucbett Xineaoc* 

Dea. Thomas^ and his sons John and Thomas were original 
proprietors of the town of Snffield, Hartford Co., Ct.f Dea. 
Thomas, Sr., was, probably, a brother of John of Boston. He 
was in Wetherstield in 104!) but removed to New London in 
1051. He remained at Xew London three years and is next 
heard from at Northampton, 1000. He was deacon in 1068. 
He removed to Westfield, and \\'ith the founding of SufHeld in 
1071 to that place. His Avife was Deliverance Langton. He 
d. at Suffield, June 11, 1080. 

JoHN^, oldest son of Dea. Thomas^ and Deliverance, was b. 
at Wethersfield, Sei)t. 1, 1049. While living at Westfield he 
m. (1), in 1077 Esther Pritchet of Suffield. There they had 
two children, but removed in lOSO to Sufiield, where he was a 
freeman and a voter at the first town meeting. He held many 
offices and was deac<)n for manv vears. He had six children 
born at Suffield. His first wife d. Xov. 2*J, 1711, and he m. 
(2) Mrs. .Mary Hannon, who d. Sept. 17, 1730. He m. (3) 
Mrs. Sarah Tayler who d. Jan 0, 1733, and (4) Mrs. Mary 
Southwell, who survived him. He d. Oct. 23, 1744, aged 95. 
His house lot at Suffield was as late as 1879 in the possession 
of Betsev Hanchett, his descendant of the fifth generation. 

Bathsitkba-'^, (lau. of John^ and Esther, m. Sept. 18, 1715, 
Joseph Fuller. 

Coniinuatioiv. — Hannah Fuller, Timothy Mather, Hannah 
Mather, Alonzo Kimball. 



*TIie Loomis Family, Female Branches, vol. I, p. 275. Al?o. Docu- 
mentary History of Suffield, etc., 1660-1G79, by Hezeklah Spencer Shel- 
don, pp. 3o, 81. Springfield, 1879. 



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Z\K Xanoton Xtncaoc.* 

George \ the ancestor, was one of the early settlers of Weth- 
ersfiekl bnt removed to Springfield and Avas at the latter place 
in KjJG. lie was a toAvn officer in 1050. His first ynie he 
married either in England or shortly after coming to America. 
Of her children was Deliverance who m. Dea. Thomas Ilan- 
chett. He m. (2), Jnne 20, KJ-IS, the widow llaynes of 
Springfield, llis will dated Xov. 28, 1G7G, made l)eqnests to 
his wife, son Thomas Planchett, daughters Corber, Prichett and 
Easter Ilannam, son John, and grandson Samuel Langton. 

Deliverance", dan. of George^ and first wife, m. Dea. 
Thomas Hanchett. Their elder child was h. in 1()49. 

Continuation. — John Hanchett, Bathsheba Hanchett, Han- 
nah Fnller, Timothy Mather, Hannah Mather, Alonzo Kimbalh 



Zbc il^ricbar^ (jpricbctt) XtucaGC. 

The Prichard line while not proven is with great probability 
as given below. The Springfield Prichards, from whom it was 
first thought Esther misht have been descended, had no daughter 
Esther of which records are foimd. 

Sgt. William^ was of Lynn in 1G45, but removed to Ipswich 
before 1048 as he was a subscriber in 1048 to the fund to re- 
tain Maj. Gen. Denison in charge of Military Affairs. He had 
two shares in Plum Island (Ipswich) in 1004. Various rec- 
ords of land grant^s made to him are found. Ho was one of 
the first settlers of Brookfield, Mass., was Clerk of the Writs 
and Sergeant in the military company. He was killed by the 
Indians, together with his son Samuel, Aug. 3, 1075. He had 
nine children: John, Samuel, William, Joseph, Elizabeth, 
Sarah, Mary, Hannah, and Esther. His son William m. Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Edward Allen or Allyn of Suffield (a soldier un- 



• Savage, Genealogical Dictionary; Pope's Pion. Ivlass., p. 277. 



30 

dor Cromwell), hence probably lie had previously removed from 
Brookfield to Snffield takinaj his youngest sister, Esther, with 
him, as there are no Prichards recorded at Suffield before Will- 
iam and Esther. 

Esther^, probably the youngest dau. of William^ m. in 10Y7 
while at Suffield JdIiu llanchett of Westfield. 

Continuation. — Bathsheba llanchett, Hannah Euller, Timo- 
thy Mather, Ilannali Mather, Alonzo Kimball. 

Zbc Cburcb Xtneaac* 

Richard % the emigrant, was an original proprietor of Hart- 
ford, Ct., in 1637. He removed in 1659 with the ''Withdraw- 
©rs" to Iladley, Mass., and d. there Dec. 16, 1667. He m. Anne 
who d. in Hatfield, Mch. 10, 1684, in her Sith year. 

Samuel^, son of Richard^ and Anne, was freeman of Con- 
necticut in 1657, and d. Apr. 13, 1684. He m. Mary, dau. of 
Josiah Churchill. His son Richard was killed by Indians Oct. 
15, 1696. 

Benjamin^, son of Samuel^ and Mary, was b. Sept. — , 1680, 
and d. Jan. 15, 1755. He m. (1), Jan. 13, 1709, Miriam 
Hovey; (2), Sept. 23, 1714, Hannah Dickinson (b. Sept. 6, 

1684) ; and (3), May 29, 1724, Sarah , widow of Elisha 

Perkins. 

Dea. John^, son of Benjamin^ and Hannah, was b. Sept. 23, 
1716. He m. Mch. 24, 1741, Jemima Montague (b. Jan. 28, 
1719). Dea. John d. May 6, 1779, aged 63. He removed 
from South Hadlcy to Marlboro, Vt., and was first deacon of the 
church there. His children were Joseph, Moses, Jemima, and 
Hannah.t 

Haxnau^, dau. of John* and Jemima, was b. in South Had- 
ley, Mass., Xov. 26, 1756, and d. Oct. 13, 1827. She m. in 
1779 Timothy IMather. Land records at jMarlboro show that in 
1783 John Church deeded real estate to his sons Moses and 
Joseph and to his son-in-law, Timothy Mather. 

Continuation. — Hannah Mather, Alonzo Kimball. 



♦Sylvester Judd's History of Hadley. Northampton, 1S63, pp. 460-461. 
tHistory of Windham Co., Vt., p. 448. 



31 



Zbc Churcbill Xincaoc. 



■\^ 



Jo8iAH^, the American ancestor came from Devonshire, Eng- 
land, where John Cluirchill, avIio became Duke of Marlborough, 
was b. June 24, 1G50. The Duke's father, Winston Churchill, 
and Josiah must have been about of the same age, and it is a 
tradition in the American family that they were of the same 
family. Josiah settled in Wetherstield in 1G30 and, it is sup- 
posed, came to this countiy shortly before. He appears to have 
been a prominent man in the community. He was b. in Eng- 
land about 1614, m. in 1638 Elizabeth Foote, and d. Jan. 1, 
1686. 

Mary*, oldest child of Josiah^ and Elizabeth, was b. Mch. 
24, 1639. She m., probably about 1664, Samuel Church of 
Hadley. 

Coniinuaiioin. — Benjamin Church, Dca. John Church, Han- 
nah Church, Hannah Mather, Alonzo Kimball. 

tTbc footc Olincaoct 

l^ATiiANiEi.^ came to this country from England probably 
about 1633, since he was a freeman at WatertowTi in 1634. He 
was a descendant of James Foote io whom a coat of arms was 
given by King James. Nathaniel was b. probably in 1593 and 
m. in England Elizabeth Doming, sister of John Deming, who 
m. Honor Treat. Elizabeth was b., probably in 1595, and d. 
in Jan., 1683. Nathaniel removed from Watertown to become 
one of the original settlers of Wethersfield, Ct. He was one 
of the patentees of the Connecticut charter. He l^ecame a mag- 
istrate, and in 1641, was Representative to the General Court, 
a position w-hich he held till his death in 1644. His widow be- 
came the second w^ife of Gov. Thomas Welles of Connecticut. • 



♦Hodge Genealogy, by Orlando John Hodge, Boston, 1900, pp. 356-7. 
See also Judd's History of Hadley, p. 460. 
t Hodge Genealogy, pp. 354-5. 



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Elizabeth^, oldest child of Xathaniel and Elizabeth, was b. 
about 161 G. She m., ia 1G38, Josiah Churchill, and d. Sept. 
8, 1700. 

Continuation. — Mary Churchill, Benjamin Church, Dca. 
John Church, Hannah Cliureh, Hannah Mather, Alonzo Kim- 
ball. 



Zbz '^ic^kxwi^ow Xtneagc. 

The Dickinsons of Xew England are descended from Xathan- 
iel and Anna Dickinson who settled in Wethersfield in 163G.* 
Kathaniel's pedigree in England has been traced bv Mr. Whar- 
ton Dickinson of i^s^ew York C'ity from Walter de Caen, the great 
great gi'andson of the Scandinavian Kolf or Rollo who overran 
Normandy in 910. Walter do Caen (Walter de Kenson in 
England from the name of his manor in Yorkshire) accompa- 
nied William the Conqueror to England. From Walter de 
Kenson the pedigree is traced through a line of freeholders to 
Xathaniel Dickinson, the American ancestor, and the fourteenth 
in desc-ent. The Dickinson amis are : 

Arms: — Azure, a fesse ermine- betv/een two lions passant, or, 
Crest: — A deml lion rampant perpale erminols et azure. 

Xatiia^'iel, the ancestor, was b. in Ely, Cambridge, Eng- 
land, in 1600. He m. at East Bergholat, Suffolk, Jan., 1G30, 
Anna, widow of William Gull. In 1630 he came in the fleet 
of Gov. John Winthrop to Salem and settled at Watertown 
where he remained until 1635-36, wdien he removed to Wethers-- 
field, Ct. In 1650 ho went wifh ''the withdrawers" to Hadloy, 
Mass., being of the original committee to lay out the town. He 
held many offices both at Wethersfield and Hadley. At the lat- 
ter place he was a member of the Hamj)shire Troop, an assessor, 
a town magistrate, and of the first Board of Trustees of the Hop- 
kins' Academy. All of his nine sons took an active part in 



♦The Descendants of Thomas Dickinson, son of Nathaniel and Anna 
Gull Dickinson of Wethersfield. Ct.. and Hadley. Mass. [Corap. by Fred- 
erick Dickinson, 20 Bryant Ave., Chicago], 1897, pp. 144. 



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King Philip's War, the two eldest aiul the youngest being killed 
in it. Nathaniel d. at Hadley June 16, 1676. Says Trum- 
bull,* ''The people of Wethersfield should remember with pride 
the part taken in the war of 1675-1677 by this family." 

Nehesiiah^, son of XathanieP and Anna, was b. 1643. He 
m. 1670 at Iladley Sarah Cowles. He was a soldier in King 
Philip's AVar and v/as in the Falls (Turner's)- Fight May 19, 
1676. 

Hannah^, eighth child of Xehemiah" and Sarah, was b. Sept. 
6, 1684. She m., Sept. 23, 1714, Benjamin Church. 

CoMimiation. — Dea. John Church, Hannah Church, Hannah 
Mather, Alonzo Kimball. 



XTbe Covvles (Cole) 'Etneaoct 

JoKN^ the first settler, was at Farmington, Ct., in 1652, 
from whence he removed about 1664 to Hatfield, Mass. He 
was freeman there in 1666 and d. in September, 1675. His 
T/ife v/as Hannah , who made her will at Hartford in 1680. 

Mary", fourth ohild of John^ and Hannah, m., in 1670, Xehe- 
miah Dickinson. 

Continuation. — Hannah Dickinson, Dea, John Church, Han- 
nah Church., Hannah Mather, Alonzo Kimball. 

*M8morial Hist, of Hartford Co., vol. II, p. 455. 

tJudd's Hist, of Harlley. p. 471. See also, The Descendants of 
Thomas Dickinson, p. 87. 



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Zbc flDontaouc Xineagc, 

Richard^ the emigrant Montague of the New England 
branch of the family, was b. about 1614 in Boveuoy, Parish of 
Bumham, Buckinghamshire, England, where his ancestors had 
resided for several generations. They in turn were descended 
from the Montagiis of Normandy through Drogo de Montagu 
(or Monteacuto) who was b. about 1040 and became the trusted 
companion, follower and intimate friend of Robert, Earl of 
Moritan, the favorite brother of William, Duke of Normandy 
(William the Conqueror). The pedigree of the family traced 
from Drogo (1040) is given in the Montague Genealogy.* 

The arms of the family were: 
Argent, three fusils in fess gules, between three pellets (or ogresses). t 

Richard Avas the son of Peter Montagnie and Eleanor Allen 
(dau. of William Allen of Burnham, Enc;land). It is supposed 
that Richard came to America about 1G;34 with his brother, but 
no record exists earlier than 1046 v.dien he removed with his 
wife from Wells, Me., to Boston. His wife was Abigail, dau. 
of Rev. Dr. Downing of Nor\\-ich, Eng. Richard removed in 
1651 to Wethersfield, Conn., and withdrew from there with the 
fifty-nine Avho founded Hadley, Mass. His dwelling house 
which stood at Hadley for a century and a half was pulled down 
in 1830. He served as selectman and clerk of writs (toAvn 
clerk) and d. at Hadley Dec. 14, 1681. His widow d. Nov. 8, 
1694. During King Philip's War, Richard baked the biscuits 
for the soldiers of the campaign. 

JoHN^, youngest child of Richard^ and Abigail, was b. in 
Wethersfield about 1655, and removed to Hadley with his par- 

♦History and Genealogy of the Montague Family of America, de- 
Bcended from Richard Montague of Hadley, Mass., and Peter Montague 
of Lancaster Co., Va. Compiled by Geo. Wm. Montague, revised and 
edited by Professor Wm. L. Montague of Amherst College. Amherst, 
1886. Also by the same author, History and Genealogy of Peter Mon- 
tague of Nansemond and Lancaster Counties, Virginia, and Their De- 
scendants. Amherst, 1894. 

tSee Hist, and Genealogy of Peter Montague, pp. 30-31. Also frontis- 
piece plate. 



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ents. He m., March 23, 1681, in Iladley, Hannah Smith of 
Hadlev. He was selectman in 1007 and d. about 1732. 

JoHN^, first born of John- and Hannah, was b. in Iladlej 
Dec. 31, 1681. He was one of the Hadlej men who partici- 
pated in the fight incident to the assault and massacre by the 
French and Indians at Deerfield in the winter of 1704. He 
m. (1) ^lindwell Lvnian of Xorthampton (who d. April 4, 
1713), and (2), Sept. 29, 1714, Abioail Smith of Hadley. 

Jemima"*, fourth child of John"" and Abigail, was b. Jan. 28, 
1710. She m. :N[arch 24, 1741, Dea. John Church. 

Continuation. — Hannah Church, Hannah blather, Alonzo 
Kimball. 



Zhc Bownino Xincage. 

The descent of Abigail Downing from William the Con- 
queror through Henry I, the Empress Maud, Henry IT, King 
John, Henry III, Edward I, etc., is given in full by Geo. \Vm. 
and Wm. L. Montao:ue.* 

The arms of the family are: 

Barry of Eight, Argent and Vert, over all a Gryphon Segreant, Or. 

Abigail' was the dau. of Rev. Dr. Downing, a clorg;)'man of 
Norwich, IS'orfolk Co., England. She is said to have come to 
America with William ^rontaguo, the elder brother of Richard 
of Hadley. There is little room for doubt that on her arrival 
in America she went to the home of her relative Emanuel Down- 
ing in Salem. It was probably here that Richard Montague 
found and married her. It is also probable that the English 
families were acquainted and that William brought her by 
previous arrangement. Sir George Downing, who was with 
Cromwell at the Battle of Worcester and was afterward Scout- 



♦History and Genealogy of the Montague Family in America, Amherst, 
1886, pp. 34-38. 



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master General of the armv of Scotland, foreign minister, 
knight, and baronet, was a son of Eraannel Downing, cousin of 
A)>igai]. Writing to his cousin, John Winthrop of Wethers- 
field, Ct., from Salem, Jan. 15, 1G52, Emanuel Downing says: 
**I wrote this winter to you with letters enclosed to my cousin 
Mountagew," by w^hom could be meant only Abigail Downing. 
Shed. Nov. 8, 1604. 

Continuation. — John ^tontague, John Montague, Jemima 
Monta^ie, Hannah Church, Hannah ]\[ather, Alonzo Kimball. 



Zhc Smitb Xlncaoc (Cbilcab)/* 

Lieut. Samuel-*, the ancestor, sailed for New England with 
his wife Elizabeth and three children, April, 1634, in the ship 
"Elizabeth" of Ipswich. He and his wife were both at that 
time 32 years of age. He settled at Wethersileld, Ct., where 
he became a leading man, and later removed to Hadley. He died 
1680 ( ?), aged alx>ut 78, The inventory of his property was 
taken in 1681. His widow" Elizalx'th d. March 16, 1686, 
aged 84. According to some historians, Judd among them, the 
regicides GofFe and Whalley were harbored for a time in the 
house of Lieut. Samuel Smith. His son, Lieut. Philip, ren- 
dered great service in the early struggles. 

Chit.eab^, son of Lieut. SamucP, and older brother of John, 
was b. about 1635. He m. Oct. 2, 1661, Hannah THtchcock, 
dau. of Capt. Luke Hitchcock. He d. March 7, 1731, ae. 95. 

Hannah^, daughter of Chileab" and Hannah, was b. July 7, 
1662. She m. March 23, 1681, John Montague. 

Continuation. — John Montague, Jemima Montague, Hannali 
Church, Hannah ^father, Alonzo Kimball. (See below another 
line from Lieut. Samuel Smith.) 



♦Judd's History of Hadley, p. 566. 



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Zbc IbttchcocF? Xincage. 



* 



Capt. Luke^, the Hitchcock ancestor, was b. . He 

took the freeman's oatli in New Haven Jnly 1, 1G44, prob- 
ably soon after c.oniin<i' to America, and removed in 1G46 
or earlier to WetJiersfield, Conn. He was jx^cnliarly fortu- 
nate in cnltivating the friendship of the Indians, who, ac- 
cording to an account by his great grandson in 1801, gave 
him a deed of the town of Fannington, Ct. This deed was lost, 
however. Luke was captain at Crown Point in 1645, and a 
selectman at Wethersfield in 1653 and 1656. He m. Eliza- 
beth, sister of William Gibbons of Hartford, both of whom 
came from Fenny Compton, Warwick Co., England. In 1659 
Luke signed an agreement to remove to Hadley, Mass., but d. 
soon after (Xov. 1, 16511). His widow Elizabeth m. (2) Oct. 
2, 1661, William Wariner of Springfield, to which town she 
removed with her sons John and Luke. Her husband d. in 
1676 and she m. (3), Sept. 17, 1678, in Milford, Mass., Joseph 
Baldwin of Hadley. Sur\'iving him she d. at Springfield, April 
25, 1606. President Edward Hitchcock of Amherst College, 
the eminent geologist, was fifth in descent from Luke.^ Charles 
Dudley Warner was also a descendant of Luke Hitchcock. 

Hanxaii^, second child of Capt. Lnke^ and Elizabeth, was b. 
in 1645. She m. Oct. 2, 1661, Chileab Smith of Hadley, Mass. 
She d. Aug. 31, 1733, ae. 88. On her tombstone, now standing 
in Hadley, is found an inscription of which the following is a 
part: "It is a worthy memorial they lived in mariag stat 70 



year." 



Continuation. — Hannah Smith, John Montague, Jemima 
Montagnie, Hannah Church, Hannah Mather, Alonzo Kimball. 

♦The Genealogy of the Hitchcock Family who are descended from 
Mathias Hitchcock of East Haven, Conn., and Luke HitcTicock of 
Wethersfield, Conn. Compiled by Mrs. Edward Hitchcock, Sr., of Am- 
herst, Mass., Amherst, 1894. 
4 



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Z\)c Smitb Xineagc (3obn)»* 

Lieut. Samuel^ (See page 36). 

John", son of Lieut. SamueP and Elizabeth, was b. about 
1640 and m., Nov. 12, 1673, Mary, dau. o£ William Partridge. 
He was in ('apt. Turner's Company and was slain in 1676 in 
the Fall's Fight with Indians. 

JoHN^, called "Orphan John," the son of John" and Mary, 
was b. May 15, 1665. He m. in 1687 Mary Root of Westfield, 
Mass. He d. Jan. 20, 1724. 

Abigail'*, dau. of John^ and Mary, was b. Oct. 26, 1691. 
She m., Sept. 29, 1714, John Montague. 

Coniinuatmn. — Jemima Montague, Hannah Church, Han- 
nah jMather, Alonzo Kimball. 



Z\)c lPa^tri^GC Xincaoct 

William^ came from Berwick-upon-Tweed, England, and 
was an early settler of Hartford, Ct., whence he removed to 
Hadley, Mass., at which place he d. June 27, 1668. He m. 
Dec. 12, 1644, Mary Smith of Hartford, who d. July 20, 1680, 
aged 55. They had two children, Samuel, b. Oct. 15, 1645, 
and Mary. 

Mary'-', dau. of William^ and Mary, m. (1), iN'ov. 12, 1663, 
John, son of Lieut. Samuel Smith, and (2), Sept., 1679, Peter 
Montague. She d. May 20, 1683. 

Continuation. — John Smith, Abigail Smith, Jemima ^lon- 
tague, Hannah Church, Hannah Mather, Alonzo Kimball. 

*Judd's History of Hadley, pp. 565-568. 

tGenealogies of the Lymans of Middlefield, of the Dickinsons of Mon- 
treal, and of the Partridges of Hatfield. [By James T. Dickinson.] p. 
29, Boston, 1865. 



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* 



vEbe IRoot Xincaae* 



JoHx^ The first settler is believed to have been the son of 
John and ]\Iarv (Russell) Roote of Badby, Northamptonshire, 
Eng;land. They were m. in IGOO. John, the settler, was b. 
in Badby Feb. 20, 1608. It appears that at the time of his 
emigration to America his father had died and he had been 
living with liis nncle, a man of wealth advanced in years and 
perhaps of the nobility. Being a zealons opponent of popery, 
the uncle insisted that John should fight against Charles I. 
in the Parliamentary forces under Cromwell ; but as he was a 
man of peace, the nepliew preferred to join a company of Puri- 
tans going to America. On his arrival there in 1640, he went 
at once to Farmington, Ct., and was one of its first settlers. 
Soon jifter he m, Mary Kilbourn. lie d. Aug., 1684 (ae. 76), 
leaving an estate valued at £819. His wife, who was eleven 
years his junior, survived him and d. in 1698. Their children 
were six sons and two daughters. John\ who was known as 
"Goodman Bote," subscribed to the articles of settlement of 
Mattatuck, afterward Waterbury, Ct., and in behalf of one of 
his sons was accepted as an original pro]>riet()r. He appears 
to have been a man of prominence, and was chosen "one of the 
committee, in 1677, to take into consideration the expediency 
of changing the village site." Hon. Elihu Boot, Secretary of 
War under McKinley and Boosevelt, is eighth in descent from 
J ohn ^ . 

John-, son of John^ and ^lary, was b. about 1642 in Farm- 
ington, Ct. It was on his account that his father was in 1678 
accepted as an original proprietor of Waterbury, Ct., but it 
is probable that the son never lived there. He lived at West- 
field, Mass., and m. Oct. 18, 1664, Mary Ashley. He was 
made freeman in 1669. He held at one time the office of Com- 
missary at Westfield, as he was in 1680 allowed £14 for his 

♦Root Genealogical Records 1600-1870, by James Pierce Root. New 
York, 1870. pp. 314-317. 



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services. He d. Sept. 24, 1687, and his wife followed Meli. 9, 
1702. His estate was valued at £.505. 

Maky^, dan. of John- and Mary, was b. Sept. 22, 16G7. She 
m. Feb. 23, 1686, John Smith, Jr., of Hadlej, Mass. 

Continuation. — Abigail Smith, Jemima Montague, Hannah 
Church, Hannah Mather, Alonzo Kimball. 



Zbc Ikilbouni Xtncacjc* 

Thomas^, the common ancestor of the Kilbouraes, Kilboums, 
Kilburns, and Kilborns in America, was b. in 1.578 in the par- 
ish of Wood Ditton, Co. Cambridge, England, his baptism be- 
ing recorded as May S, 1578. Unlike most of the pioneers of 
Xew England he Avas a member of the Church of England and 
"Church Warden" of his native parish in r632. He m. Frances 

, who was b. ab. 1585, and they had eight cliildren : ^[ar- 

garet, Thomas, Elizabeth, George, Mary, Lydia, Frances and 
John. He embarked for America with all his family except 
Thomas, Elizabeth and George, April 15, 1635, in the ship 
"Increase," Robert Lee, Master. They settled in Wethersiield, 
Ct., where Thomas d. before 1630. His wife d. 1650. 

Mary^, the sixth child and fourth dau. of Thomas^ and 
Frances, was b. in Wood Ditton, England, in 1619. She m. 
John Root, Sr., of Farmington, Ct. They were both members 
of the church in Farmington in 1670. He d. Aug., 1684, his 
wife surviving him. 

Continuation. — John Root, Mary Root, Abigail Smith, Je- 
mima Montague, Hannah (,'hurch, Hannah Mather, Alonzo 
Kimball. 

*The History and Antiquities of the Name and Family of Kilbourn 
(in its varied orthography), by Payne Kenyon Kilbourne, A. M., pp. 444, 
New Haven, Durrie &. Peck. 1856. 



41 



(Ibc aciblcv^ Uincaoc* 

Egbert^ first appears as a resident of Eoxlmrv, Mass., but 
afterwards removed to Springfield with Hon. Wm. Pynchon's 
company. On Jan. 13, 1(538-9, he disbursed £1 and 16s. for the 
minister's residence and maintenance, showing that he was in 
Springfiekl in 1(338. While not proven by marriage record 
there can be little doubt that he m. ab. lOll Mary, the widow of 
Thomas Ilorton of Springfield, her fonner husband having died 
the previous summer, leaving her with two children. He kept 
the ordinary or inn for several years. About 1601, after giv- 
ing up his inn, he built on his extensive property west of the 
Connecticut river (now West Springfield) and lived there the 
remaining twenty years of his life. He frequently held publio 
office as juiyman, selectman, constable, sealer of weights, etc. 
He d. iS^'ov. 29, 1682, at West Springfield, and his wife followed 
Sept. 19, 1683. 

Maey", third child and second dau. of Robert^ and Mary, 
was b. April 6, -1644, and was m. Oct. 18, 1664, to John Eoot 
of Westfield, ^lass. 

Continuation: — Mary Root, Abigail Smith, Jemima Mon- 
tague, Hannah Church, Hannah ]\Iather, Alonzo Kimball. 

*A History of the Descendants of Robert Ashley of Springfield, Mass., 
by Francis Bacon Trowbridge, pp. 464, New Haven, 1896. Root Genea- 
logical Records, p. 316. 



Zhc paternal Hncestr^ of Sarab 

imieston. 



Zbc liCleston Xtncaac* 

Edmund Weston^, the American progenitor of this branch 
of the family, came to Boston in the ship "Elizabeth and Ann," 
and settled in Diixbur}- in the Plymouth Colony in 1G35. In 
the passenger list his age is given as thirty years. There is a 
tradition that in England he was a thresher of grain. Soon 
after coming to Dnxbury he entered himself as an apprentice to 
John Winslow and Xathaniel Thomas, and in 1639 formed a 
copartnership with John Carver for planting and farming. In 
1640 he had a grant from the Colony of fonr acres at Stony 
Brook, Dnxbury, and a tract of land near Green Harbor. In 
1643 he was one of the men who were enrolled to bear arms. 
In 1652 he was a surveyor of highways, and from this time his 
name frequently appears in connection with towTi affairs and in 
various public matters. Justin Winsor, late librarian of Har- 
vard University, in his History of Duxbury, speaks of Edmund 
Weston as "the enterprising ancestor of an enterprising family 
whose descendants have been numerous, and most of them have 
resided in town." He married a De la Xoye ( Delano). t 

A copy of Edmund Weston's will is found in the early rec- 
ords of Plymouth (B. 8, p. 16) bearing date Feb. 18, 1686, and 
admitted to probate June 3, 1686. He d. in Duxbury in his 

♦Most of the data regarding the Weston Lineage have been taken 
from The Descendants of Edmund Weston of Duxbury, Mass.. for Five 
Generations, by Thomas Weston, Jr.. Esq., A. M., pp. 23, Littlefield, Bos- 
ton, 1887. (Reprinted from the N. E. Hist, and Gen. Reg., July, 1887.) 

tMr. Thomas Weston, Esq., writes that he has never been able to find 
any record which substantiates this, but it is a tradition so widely 



43 

80th year respected and honored by all who knew him. He 
left three sons and a daughter. 

. Edmuxd^, the second son and third child of Edmund^, was 
b. in 16 GO, and resided in Plympton, where he was one of the 
first settlers. He owned and operated a grist mill at Dun- 
ham's Point. The land he owned has, on the authority of 
Thomas Weston, Esq., always been in possession of his descend- 
ants. He m. Rebecca, dan. of John, and granddanghtc^r of 
George Sonle of the "Mayflower." He d. Sept 23, 1727, aged 
67 years. His wife d. Nov. 18, 1732, in her 76th year. They 
had five sons and a danghter. 

Zachakiaii^, the second son and second child of Edmnnd" 
and Rebecca, was b. Dec. 16, 1600'. He lived during the early 
part of his life on Dunham's Xeck, Plympton, but aftenvard 
removed to ^Ii<l(lle1>oro\ He in. June 20, 1717, Mehitable 
Shaw and d. Sept. 27, l"**-'}. They had four sons and a daugh- 
ter. 

Zachariah"*, the youngest child of Zachariah'* and Mehita- 
ble, was b. Dee. 21, 1728. He resided in Plympton on Stand- 
ish Xeck. He m., 1751, Rebecca Standish, the fourth in de^ 
scent from Capt. Myles Standish.* She d. July 28, 1769, "in 
her 38th year." (Ins. ]\Iiddleboro' Green Cemetery.) His sec- 
ond wife was Sarah Pomerov Wood, widow of Manassah Wood 
of Middleboro'. By his first wife Zachariah had two sons and 
two daughters, and by his second wife a son and tAvo daughters. 
Zachariah^ d. April 0, 1704, "aged 65 yrs." (Ins. Middleboro' 
Green Cemetery.) 

held in the family that it probably rests on a fairly secure foundation. 
The records in Duxbury which would probably show this marriage, were 
destroyed by fire in the early part of the 17th century. She must have 
been a daughter of De la Noye, the Huguenot, who in 1621 founded 
the American family of Delano. The European as well as the Ameri- 
can ancestry of this distinguished Huguenot family has been published 
under the title, "The Genealogy, History and Alliances of the Ameri- 
can House of Delano, 1621 to 1899." Compiled by Maj. Joel Andrew 
Delano. With the History and Heraldiy of the Maison de Franchimont 
and Be Lannoy to Delano, 1096 to 1621," etc., pp. 561, New York, 1899. 
*Capt. Miles' of "Mayflower," Alexander" of Duxbury (m. (1) Sarah, 
dau. of John Alden), Ebenezer,' Lieut. Moses,' Rebecca.^ 



44 

ItEv. Isaiah'*, the first child of Zachariah* by his second 
wife, Sarah Pomeroj, was b. in ]Middleboro' Feb. 1, 1773. lie 
m. (1) May 14, 1795, Sarali, dan. of Hon. Josiah Dean.* They 
lived at Raynhain, later at New Bedford, and still later they 
removed to Dalton in Berkshire county.t He m. (2), Xov. 
24, 1818, Mary Wright, and d. Fe]>. 17, 1821. He joined the 
chnreh at Middleboro', Jan. 10, 1704, and was "discharged" to 
New Bedford the same year. He was a man of liberal ednca- 
tion and became pastor of a Unitarian church at Fair Haven. 
In 180D he was appointed by President Madison, collector of 
the port of New Bedford. In 1814 he ren. '>ved to Dalton 
where he linilt the first woolen mill and also engaged with his 
brother-in-law, Thomas Green, in establishing a smelting fur- 
nace and a foundrv. The canal for the mill was dug bv Brit- 
ish prisoners of vrar from the Pittsfield cantonment, they being 
permitted in this way to earn a little money. He had nine chil- 
dren, se^'en of them sons.l 

*These data differ from those given by Thomas Weston, Esq., but are 
taken from Isaiah's family bible. 

tSee sketch of his life in History of Berkshire County, vol. I, p. 669. 

JThe children of Rev. Isaiah Weston were as follows, the data being 
largely transcribed from his family bible, now the property of Sara 
(Kimball) Hobbs: 

i A son, b. July 19, 1796; i. July 27, 1796. 

ii Grenvfile Dean, b. Nov. 16, 1797; was colonel of militia and gen- 
erally known as "Colonel Weston"; was twice married, and d. 
at "Dalton, Mass., Dec. 1, 1866. 
iii Franklin, b. June 19, 1800; did not marry; d. at Dalton, Mass.: 

Feb. 10, 1868. 
iv A son, b. May 29, 1803; d. same day. 

V Isaiah, b. Sept. 27, 1804; m. Caroline Curtis. The late Lieut. Gov. 
Byron Weston, head of the Weston paper mills of Dalton, 
Mass., was his son. Isaiah d. at Pleasant Grove, 111., July 30, 
1835. 
vi A son, b. Jan. 9, 1807, but d. after a few hours, 
vii Josiah Dean. b. April 27, 1810; m. Lucinda, only dau. of the late 
Zenas Crane, the pioneer paper manufacturer of Massachu- 
setts, and left one child, Minnesota, who m. John D. Carson 
of Dalton. Josiah was a physician. He d. at Washington, 
D. C, Feb. 1, 1857. 
viii Sarah Weston, b. Aug. 17. 1811; d. Aug. 21, 1811. 
ix Sarah Weston, b. Aug. 17, ISll; m. Oct. 1, 1840. Alonzo Kimball; 
d. June 27, 1891. 



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SARAH", the yoiinijest cliilJ of Rev. Isaiah"' and Sarah, was 
b. in Xew Bedford, JNIass., Aug. 17, 1811, and d. at Green Bay, 
Wisconsin, June 27, 1891. A twin sister who died in infancy, 
had borne the name of Sarah, and at her death, not wishing to 
loose the old family name which had already passed through five 
generations, this surviving daughter was christened Sarah in- 
stead of Mary, as was first intended. 

. Wlien only ten years old she became an orphan, her mother 
having died in 1818, and the father who had been considerably 
broken in liealth, survived his wife hut three years. A portion 
■of lier girlhood days was passed in the families of her brothers 
Grenville D., Franklin, Isaiah and Josiah, all of whom grew to 
manhood; and at Iladley and Westfield, where were some of 
the best schools of the day. Iler mind was keen, and she was 
especially appreciative of what was best in literature. She d&- 
velojjed also nuirked artistic ability, and some of her paintings 
iind ex(|uisite embroideries and tapestries are treasured posses- 
sions of children and grandchildren today. 

On October 1, 1810, she was married to Alonzo Kimhall at 
Hudson, Xew York. The early years of their married life 
were passed at Lee, Mass., where as principal of a boys' acad- 
emy, Mr. Kimball fitted many a lad for college. Here two 
children were born, ^lary Cornelia (^Mrs. M. II. Walker) and 
Alonzo Weston. Their second son, Charles Theodore, was bom 
during a brief residence at Dalton, Mass. In 1848 they re- 
moved to Wisconsin, where more than forty years of her life 
were passed in the old historic to^\^l of Green Bay. Soon after 
coming to her new home, she united with the First Presbyterian 
church, now the Union Congregational church, and always bore 
an active part in the work of the society so long as health and 
strength were hers. During the last eleven years of her life 
she was an invalid, the result of a severe stroke of paralysis, 
from which she never recovered. From her invalid chair she 
was an interested spectator of all that passed about her, and 
when in the autumn of 1890 the golden wedding anniversary 
was celebrated with husband, children and grandchildren about 



46 

her, she was filled with pride and contentment that she had been 
permitted to live to see this day. 

We knoAv that for a time life in this new western countiy was 
filled with many nnacciistomed hardships, but these early years 
of self-sacrificing devotion served to develop a strong and noble 
womanhood, and have won from her children a lasting debt of 
afiectionate gratitude. 

^be 2)c la 1Ro^c Xincaac* 

This Huguenot family was one of the most distinguished of 
the French nobility, claiming descent from Charlemagne, Will- 
iam the Conqueror, and Alfred the Great. 

Philip^ came to Plymouth in the "Fortune," 1621, when 19 
years of age. He was admitted a freeman in 1032 and early 
removed to Duxbury. He was a man of much respectability 
and employed in surveying lands, and was often one of the grand 
inquest of the Colony. He was b. at Leyden, Holland, in 1602, 
and was a member of the Puritan church there. He m. (1), 
Dec. 19, 1834, Hester Dewesbury, and (2), in 1657, Maiy, 
widow of James Glass. Pliili]) d. 1681, aged 79 years. His 
children were Philip, Thomas, John, Jane, Rebecca, Samuel, 
Mary, Jonathan, and Hester. 

m., it is supposed, Edmund Weston.'' 

Continuation. — Edmund Weston, Zachariah Weston, Zach- 
ariah Weston, Rev, Isaiah Weston, Sarah Weston. 

Zbc Sonic HincaGC J 

The Soules of the United States, with unimportant excep- 
tions, are the descendants of George Soule, one of the May- 

*Winsor's Hist, of Duxbury, p. 251. See also Delano Genealogy, and 
foot note p. 42. 

tThe account here given is taken with slight changes from "The Soule 
Family of North Yarmouth and Freeport, Maine," by Dr. Charles E. 
Banks and Enos Chandler Soule. pp. 31. "Old Times" Office, Yarmouth, 
Maine, 1882. To this have been added some data from Haxtun's "Sign- 
ers of the Mayflower Compact," Pt. II. 




SARAH (W/ESTON) KIMBALL 



-,r, Lenox and T\\i^jj 



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flower Pilgrims, and the thirty-fifth signer of the famous so- 
cial compact. 

George^ came to this country a minor, for we find him en- 
tered in the list of ''Mayflower" passengers as an apprentice of 
Gov. Edward Winslow of Plymouth, and later as living in his 
family. It is quite probable that he came in common with 
others of that religious band from the quarter of England 
which is today recognized as the cradle of the Dissenters, — the 
point of junction of the three counties of York, Lincoln, and 
Nottingham. 

How long the relations of apprenticeship to the Governor 
continued is not knowni, but as early as 1623 he was granted in 
his o^\^^ right one acre of land "on the south side of the brooke 
to the baywards,"* and in 1027, in the division of cattle, was 
allotted "one of the 4 black Heyfers that came in the Jacob, 
calc'd the smoothe homed Ileyfer, and two slice goats." In 
1663 he became a freeman of the Colony, and was taxed that 
year 9s for his share in the current expenses of their simple 
government. He had by that time married, and built a house, 
as his wife, Mary Beckett, was one of the passengers in the 
"Ann" and her consorts of 1623, in company with Barbara 
Standish and Patience and Fear Brewster. 

His house and lot was near Eel River at first, but at sundry 
times he had subsequent gi-ants at Powder Point and "ye water- 
ing place," but these possessions were sold in 1638, when, with 
Capt. Myles Standish and others, he removed across the bay 
to Duxbury, to found that to^\Ti. This place then became his 
permanent residence, and, besides acting as one of the earliest 
selectmen, often re-elected, he represented the town in the Gen- 
eral Court of Plymouth Colony in 1642, '45, '46, '50, '51, '53, 
and '54, having for colleagues, Alden, Southworth, Pabodie and 
Starr. A record shows that he and Anthony Thatcher "were 
shosen a committee to draw up an order concerning disorderly 
drinking of tobacco." He was one of the petitioners for a 
church in Duxbury and one of the original company for a canal 

*Plymouth Col. Rec, XII, 4. 



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across the isthmus of Cape Cod. When Bridgewater was set 
off from Duxlmrv he was one of the original proprietors of the 
town, but soon disposed of his rights and subsequently became 
one of the earliest purchasers of Dartmouth and Middlel)oro'. 
He thus became an original proprietor in the foundation of four 
new settlements, an evidence of his enterprise and thrift. 

During the trouble with the Pequot Indians (1637) he was 
a volunteer, and five years later, when the plot of Miantonomah 
was discovered, he was put on the committee "for offensive and 
defensive warr." 

But one record is found of his appearance in court, as a party 
to an action to convince the jury of the righteousness of his 
ease, and he obtained a verdict. This was in Januarv, 1637. 
when he sued and was sued by Nathaniel Thomas to obtain 
control of some heifers. On March 1, 1658-9, Goodwife Marj' 
Soule was indicted for absence from 6hurch, but that was a 
common charge against the saints of those times. 

Without enumerating the various minor offices which he 
filled, it will be sufficient to refer to one important duty to 
which he was assigned in company with Governors Prince and 
Winslow and Constant Southworth, — the revision of the Colony 
laws, which must have been a work requiring more than ordi- 
nary ability. 

Winsor* says of him : "Though not a man distinguished in 
the government of the colony, yet he was of essential service in 
his town, . . . holding office to which he could not have 
been elevated had he not been a man of integrity and probity." 
The History of Plymouth Colony, '\ article Duxbury, says: 
"Among the earlier settlers of this town were some of the ablest 
men in the colony, including John Alden, William Brewster, 
Governor Thomas Prince and George Soule," and, to the same 
effect, an article on the "Standish House," in Duxbury,! thus 
discourses : "In this house on (^aptain's Hill, Standish removed 
after his second marriage, and here he drew around him a de- 

♦History of Duxbury, p. 64. 

tP. 36. , '^ 

tHarper's Monthly Magazine, 1876. 



49 

voted class of friends, anioiig whom were Elder Brewster, John 
Alden, Georg-e Soiile," and others. 

George Soule had at least eight children whose names have 
come down to ns, all born before 1G50, for in Bradford's His- 
tory of Plymouth Plantations,^ of that dat/O, it is stated 
that, — "Georg Sowle is still living and hath 8 childre(n)." 
The order of their births is not known. His wife Mary died 
in 1677, and his death occurred in 1680, being "very aged," as 
the Colony records state. He ontlived nearly all of the "May- 
flower" Pilgrims, his old friend and companion, John Alden, 
surviving him, however, by more than seven years. A gourd 
which belonged to him may be seen among the relics in Memor- 
ial Hall, Plynioiitli. 

John-, son of George^ and Mary, was born about 1632, and 
in the will of his father! is called "eldest son . . . who 
hath in mv extreme old age and weaknes ben tender and care- 
ful to mee and very healpfnl to mee." He was made a free- 
man in 165.'>, in which year he became involved in a quarrel 
with Kenelm Winslow "for speakeing falsly of and scandalicing 
his daughter in carying diners falce reports betwixt Josias 
Standish and her." After various devices of delay he was fined, 
June 8, 1654, £10 and costs in a suit of defamation for £200,t 
During the excitement against the Quakers he was fined, Oct. 2, 
1(560, for attending their meetings. He w^as surveyor of high- 
ways, 1672, 16S)4; grand juryman, 1675-6-7-8; '82-3; arbitra- 
tor between ^larshfield and Duxbury, and Plymouth and Dux- 
bury, 161)8, involving land disputes; witness to the Indian deed 
of Bridgewater, dated Dec. 23, 1686 ; he joined also in a remon- 
strance against increasing the salary of Rev, Ichabod Wiswell. 
He was administrator of the estate of Samuel Chandler, 1683, 
and the same year chosen guardian for John Simmons and 
Samuel Sampson, minors. 

It has long been supposed that he married Hester De La 
Noye, dau. of Philip De La Xoye (Delano), but it has re- 

*P. 447. 

■fHist. Duxbury, p. 310. 

tPlym. Col. Rec, VII, 70. 



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cently l>een shown that his wife was Hester Xash, dan. of 
Lieut. Samuel Xash. John d. in 1707, aged 75 years. 
Amonjr the items in the inventory of his property we find 
a lil^rary mentioned, a rare thing in those times, except in 
the case of ministers, and it shows him to hare been a man of 
literarv tastes and undoubtedlv of a cultivated mind. 

Rebecca^, the dau. of John- and Hester, was b. about 1657. 
She m., probably ab. 1688, Edmund Weston (b. 1660) of 
Ph^npton, and d. Xov. 18, 1732.* They had five sons and a 
dau. Rebecca. 

Continuation. — Zachariah Weston, Zachariah Weston, Rev. 
Isaiah Weston, Sarah Weston. 



Lieut. Samuel^, one of the earlv settlers of Duxbur\' was 
b. ill 1G02. He was appointed sheriff of the Plymouth Colony 
in 1652 and served for many years. He was also a represen- 
tative, probably of Bridgewater. In his old age he lived with 
Ms son-in-law, Clark. 

Hestee", dau. of Lieut. SamueP, m. John Soule. (See 
above.) 

Continuation. — RelDCCca Soule, Zachariah Weston, Zachariah 
Weston, Rev. Isaiah Weston, Sarah Weston. 

*If these dates could be definitely established it would remove an 
element of uncertainty connected with the lineage. 

jWinsor's History of Duxbury, p. 284. 



51 



ZY}C Shaw 'XincaijC 3obn). 

JoHX^, the emigrant, settled in Plymouth before 1627. In 
1662 he removed to Middleboro', where he d. Oct. 2-1, 1694. 
His wife Alice d. March 6, 1655. They had four chil- 
dren. 

JoxATHA^r-, third child of John^ and Alice, was in Ply- 
mouth 1654, and m. (1), June 22, 1657, Phebe, dau. of George 
Watson, and (2), Persis, dau. of Dea. John Dunham and 
widow of Benajah Pratt. (Benajah and Persis were m. Xov. 29, 
1655.) There were eight children. 

Lieut. Joxatha>-^, the fourth child of Jonathan- and son of 
Phebe, the first wife, was b. in 1663. He m. (1), :Mehit^ble 
Pratt, who was b. in 1667 and d. Oct, 19, 1712. He m. (2), 
Xov. 16, 1715, Mary Darling, who surviving him d. in 17. '^4. 
He lived at Plympton and had in all eleven children. He d. 
Jan. IS, 1T29-30. 

Mehitable-*, the fourth child of Jonathan^ and ^lehitable, 
m., June 23, 1717. Zachariah Weston.^^ 

Continuation. — Zachariah Weston, Rev. Isaiah Weston, 
Sarah Weston. 



Cbc lUat^on Xmcaijc jpbcbc). 

George^, the emigrant ancestor, was one of the prominent 
early settlers of Plymouth, having been a resident there in 1633 
and a freeman in 1637. In 1635 he purchased of Dea. Rich- 
ard Masterson a dwelling and became a householder. He m. 
Phebe, dau. of Robert Hicks who was a passenger in the 'Tor- 
Ume" in 1621, and whose wife Margaret, with dau. Phebe and 
others of family, followed in the ''Ann" in the summer of 1623. 
!Mr. Watson held several offices of trust in the Colony and 
o\\'ned large tracts of land, becoming quite independent. He 
had seven children, four of whom came to maturity. A very 
quaint and beautiful silver bowl bearing his initials, which was 



52 



brought by hira to this country, was in 1864 the property of a 
descendant, !Xehemiah Hall of Mansfield. ''Seldom," says 
"W. R. Dean, "is such an authentic memorial preserved in any 
family so many generations."* 

Mr. Watson d. Jan. 31, 1G89, in his 87th year. His wife 
Phebe d. May -l-l, 16G3. 

Phebe-, dau. of George^ and Phebe, m., Jan. 22, 1656-7, 
Jonathan Shaw. 

Continuation. — Lieut. Jonathan Shaw, Mehitable Shaw, 
Zachariah Weston, Rev. Isaiah Weston, Sarah Weston. (See 
also another line from George Watson in Dean branch of the 
family.) 



^be IbicF^s Xtneagc (ipbebe XlClatson). 

Robert^, the PilgTim, came in the "Fortune" in 1621 to 
Plymouth. Before 1634 he removed to Duxbury and in 1639 
purchased land there from George Soule. He aftenvards re- 
moved to Scituate. He m. (1) Elizabeth and (2) Mar- 
garet . He d. before 1662. 

Phebe -, youngest dau. of Rol)ert^ and Margaret, his second 
vafe, was 1). in England and was with her mother a passenger 
on the "Ann" to Plvmoutli in 1623. She m. George Watson 
of Plymouth. 

Continuation. — Phelx^ Watson, Lieut. Jonathan Shaw, Me- 
liitable Shaw, Zachariah Weston, Rev. Isaiah Weston, Sarah 
Weston. (See also another line from Itobert Hicks in Leonard 
branch of family.) 

*Watson Genealogy, by William R. Deane, Esq., of Brookline. 
N. E. Kist. and Oen. Register, vol. XVIII, p. 363. Reprinted in "A Bio- 
graphical Sketch of Elkanah Watson with a brief Genealogy of the 
Watson Family," by Wm. R. Deane, Albany, 1864. 



53 



^be pratt Xincagc. 

Joshua^, the emigTant, came to Plymouth in the "Ann," the 
third vessel to reach the Colonv, in 1623. He m. Bathsheba 
 and had three children. 

Benajaii-, the son of Joshua^ and Bathsheba, m., ISTov. 29, 
1655, Persis Dunham, who aftei'wards (subsequent to 1667) 
m. Jonathan Shaw, Sr., and was therefore both stepmother and 
mother-in-law to Jonathan, Jr. 

Meiiitablk^, sixth and youngest child and second dau. of 
Benajah" and Persis, w\as b. in 1667. She m. Lieut. Jonathan 
Shaw and d. in 1712. 

Continuation. — ^Ichitablo Shaw, Zachariah Weston, Rev. 
Isaiah "Weston, Sarah Weston. . ' 



^be ©unbaiu Xincaoc. 

DeA. Joiix\ the emigrant, was b. ab. 1589 and settled in 
Plymouth ab. 1633. He m. Abigail and had eleven chil- 
dren. He was chosen Representative in 1639. He d. Mch. 
2, 1669, at the age of 80. 

Peksis^, sixth child of Dea. John^ and Abigail, m. (1), 'Roy. 
29. 1655, Benajah Pratt, and (2) (after 1667) Jonathan 
Shaw, Sr. 

Continuation. — Mehitable Pratt, Mehitable Shaw, Zach- 
ariah Weston, Rev. Isaiah Weston, Sarah Weston. 



Z\)c iponieroi? Xincacje. 

The determination of the name and ancestry of the mother of 
Rev. Isaiah Weston has offered great difficulties for the geneal- 
ogists w^ho have given it their attention. As regards the evi- 
dence now in print, Mr. Thomas Weston, Jr., Esq., in The Be- 
5 



54 

scendants of Edmund Weston of Duxhury," states that Zach- 
ariah Weston,"* tlie fatlier of Isaiah, married as second wife 
Sarali Poincroy, daughter of Dr. J\3ineroy of Middleboro', 
and gives Isaiah as their first child, h. in 1770. He also gives 
Zaehariah, Jr., as the third child of Zachariah by his lirst wife 
and states that he married Sarah Wood. 

A personal letter from Mr. Weston, the author of the geneal- 
ogy, states that liis father, Mr. Thomas Weston of ^^liddle- 
boro' (d. 1S34), wlio was particularlv well informed ref-ardinsr 
his family history, was authority for the statement that Zach- 
ariah Sr.'s wife was Sarah Pomeroy. 

In the Biograpliical Account of Br. John Pomeroy, Dr. 
Samuel W. Thayer states tliat the paternal grandfather of this 
eminent Vermont surgeon was a deacon in the church of Middle- 
boro', Mass., and that he had a son Francis, the father of the 
surgeon, who m. Sarah Xye about 1703 and settled in Middle- 
boro'; further that the deacon had tliree daughters, one of 
•whom married a Bradford, another a Weston, and tlie third died 
unmarried. f 

An unpublished genealogical chart in the possession of Mrs. 
Byron Weston of Dalton, Mass. (prepared l)y the late Chas. 
L. Shaw, the genealogist of the family), states tliat the 
second wife of Zachariah Weston^ was Sarah Pomerov, dauoh- 
ter of Dea. Pomeroy. When the town records are consulted the 
difficulties appear. Mr. Amos IT. Eaton, tlie town clerk of Mid- 
dleboro', reports that the only marriage record of a Pomeroy 
upon his books is that of Susanna Pomeroy to Philip Xye in 
1768. In the Earhj Massachusetts Marriages, edited by 
Frederick W. Bailey, which are copied from the returns of 
marriages to the court of Plymouth county, I find an additional 
entry which is of great value, to wit : the marriage of Manassah 
Wood and Sarah Pomeroy at Middleboro' on July 27, 1750.$ 
There is no record of the death of Manassah Wood in Middle- 

*P. 16. 

tN. E. Hist. Geneal. Register, vol. 2 (1848), pp. 279-280. 

tVol. 2, p. 83. 



55 

boro' records, nor is liis gravestone inscription inchidecl in the 
collection of 18,000 or more which ]\Ir. Charles M. Thatcher has 
made from the cemeteries of Middleboro' and vicinity. He was 
not a member of the First Church of Middleboro'. The records 
of Plymouth county, however, show that the estate of ]\Ianassah 
Wood of ^Middleboro' was settled in 17<>4, in which year Nathan- 
iel Wood was appointed administrator. There was no will, but 
the account filed by the administrator mentions a widow and five 
children, whose names are not mentioned. In 1774 a guardian 
was appointed for Pelham, Nichols, Manassah, Thomas, and 
Sarah, children of Manassah Wood of Middleboro', the two first 
named being above the age of fourteen vears. 

In the Middleboro' records are the following entries : 

''1770, September 15. Then I published a purpose of mar- 
riage between !Mr. Zachariah Weston and ]\rrs. Sarah Wood, 
both of Mid.lleboro'. Pr. John :^[orton, Town Clerk."* 

"Dec. Gth, 1770. Zachariah Weston and Sarah Wood, both 
of Middleboro wr married by me Silvanus Conant."f 

The estate of Zachariah Weston (Division of Dower) was set- 
tled in 1704. He left a widow Sarah and seven children, 
among whom were Isaiah and Sarah (Perkins). There is 
no town record of the death of Sarah Weston nor is her 
tombstone inscription in the collection of Mr. Thatcher, and 
the only record of her death which has been found is the letter 
granted the administrator of her estate in Plymouth County 
Probate Records. As Xichols Wood was appointed administra- 
tor, Feb. 25, 170G, she probably died shortly before that date. 
Her second husband, Zachariah Weston, is buried beside his 
first wife Rebecca Standish, in the Middleboro' Green Cemetery, 
and it is probable that Sarah Weston is buried beside her first 
husband, Manassah Wood, both without stones. 

It would thus seem to admit of little doubt that Sarah Pom- 

eroy m. (1) Manassah Wood and (2) Zachariah Weston, The 

*Vol. 2, p. 28o! 
tVol. 4, p. 9. 



56 

records of the First Church of Middleboro' show that Pomeroys 
came to Middleboro' at this period from Halifax, the adjoining 
township, and from a search of the town and church records of 
Halifax, Plympton, Middleboro' and Pembroke', the following 
has been compiled, the H, P or M in parentheses indicating 
that the entry is copied from Halifax, Plympton, or Middleboro' 
town records. A Ch following the initial letter indicates a 
church record. 

Fkaxcis Pomeroy of record at Halifax. Wife Hannah 
joined the Halifax church ISTov. 23, 1Y35 (H Ch*) and was dis- 
missed to the church at Middleboro' Xov. 27, 1748. (H Ch.) 

Children. 

SusANiv-Air, b. Jan. 6, 1735-6 (H) ; bapt. Feb. 8, 1735-6 
(H Ch) ; m. Philip l^je in 1768 (M). 

Hannah, b. Oct. 18, 1737 (H) ; bapt. Xov. 20, 1737 (H Ch) ; 
m. (1) John Eddy, Jr., May 29, 1760 (M)t; m. (2) John 
Bradford of Kingston, sixth in descent from William Brad- 
ford of the "Mayflower." John Bradford was b. in 1732, 
and his first wife was Ruth Cobb.l 

Feangis, Jr., b. Jan. 12, 1739-40 (H) ; bapt. Feb. 27, 1739-40 
(H Ch) ; m. Aug. 26, 1762 (P M Ch) Sarah Xye, who 
was b. in Plympton, 3 June (O. S.), 1741, and d. in Bur- 
lington, Vt,, Feb. 15, 1837, aged 95 yrs. (Insc.) ; joined 
First Church in Middleboro' in 1757 (M Ch) ; son Dr. 
John b. in Middleboro' in 1764, d. in Vermont in 1844, age 
80 (M Ch). 

!Ko other Pomerovs are of record in these towns and it is 
highly probalde tliat the Sarah Pomeroy who m. Manassah 
Wood in 1756 and Zachariah Weston in 1770, was an older sis- 
ter of Susannah, as Thayer§ says there were three daughters 
and one married a Weston. She could hardly have been yoimger 

♦Halifax town organized in 1734 and First Church organized the 
same year. 

fEarly Mass. Marriages, II, p. 82. 

jrBradford Genealogy, Boston, 1850, p. 19. Entry is "to Mrs. Hannah 
Eddy of Middleborough." 

Jl. c. 



57 

than Francis as she would in that case have been but fifteen 
vears of a2;e when she m, Manassah Wood: but if older we 
should not expect her birth to be at Halifax, since the records 
of chnrch and town begin less than a year before the birth of 
Susannah. 

The town from wliicli Francis, Sr., emigrated to Halifax it is 
difficult to determine'. The descendants of Eltweed of Dor- 
chester early emigrated to the Connecticut Valley, and the only 
one who is known to have subsequently found his w^ay to eastern 
Massachusetts in early Colonial days is Joshua^ (Joshua-, Elt- 
weed^) who, with wife Esther, was made captive by the Indians 
in the attack upon Deerfield in 1704. His subsequent appear- 
ance in Dorchester in 170(3 and his later history the compiler 
has traced to his decease at Xorton in 1750, and it seems clear 
that he can not have been an ancestor of Francis of Halifax. 
Thayer states that there is a tradition that the great grandfather 
of Dr. John Pomeroy (the father of Francis, Sr.) came from 
France, but in view of the fact that all Pomeroys doubtless 
came originally from that country, the statement has but little 
value, particularly as inaccuries occur in Thayer's account. 

There is now in the possession of ]\irs. Ellen D. Brown, of 
Burlington, \'t., an old print of Pomeroy Castle in Devon- 
shire, which John Xorton Pomeroy, greatgrandson of Francis 
Sr. of Halifax, told his grandchildren was the home of his an- 
cestors. This family heirloom has Ijeen treasured at Fern Hill, 
the Vermont home of the Pomeroy family, to which they emi- 
grated from Middleboro' shortly after the Kevolutionary war. 
The magnificent ruins of Berry Pomeroy Castle, the finest in 
Devonshire, stand in the midst of a thick wood near Totnes. 
The manor of Beri was given with fifty-seven others by William 
the Conqueror to his follower, Ralj)h de Pomeroy, whose former 
castle had been, it is said, at Cinglais, near Falaise, in -NTor- 
mandy. This family of nobles maintained their lands at Berry 
until Sir Thomas, who had served with distinction in France 
in 1549, led an insurrection caused by an act reforming the 
church service. After a month of resistance, during which he 



58 

bcsieu'ed Exeter, lie was at last defeated bv a stroiic; force un- 
der Lord Russell. Sir Thomas escaped "with the loss of his 
lands, ^vhich afterwards came into the' possession of Lord Ed- 
ward Seymour, son of the Protector. 

According to J\[ackenzie, the descendants of Sir Thomas re- 
sided in the parish of Llarberton till the beginning of the eight- 
eenth century."' According to Tuckettf it would appear that 
Sir Thomas had one son, Thomas, whose sons ^vere Valentine, 
Edward, and John, all living at the time of the Herald's Visita- 
tion in 1020. But Thomas, Jr., son of Sir Thomas, is given 
as of Bingley near Leeds. The English records should be ex- 
amined to learn all the descendants of Sir Thomas who lived 
between 1549 and 1084: and to determine if possible w^hether 
any emio-rated to America. 

The only Pomeroys that are found of record in Eastern 
Massachusetts previous to 1735, with the exception of Elt weed's 
familv, w'ere resident in Boston. The onlv one who bore the 
name Francis resided in 1711 near or at the corner of Fish 
Street and "Wood Lane in Boston, as is sho'^m by the fact that 
he was assessed £1 12s. 6d. for a sea wall Avliich drained his cel- 
lar in common with those of others^. He had married Me- 
hitable Orchard Feb. 7, 1094. Mehitable Pomeroy, presum- 
ably the same, was July 18, 1701, granted by the Selectmen of 
Boston the privilege of keeping a victualling house and to sell 
beer and cider. § These are the only certain references to the 
immediate family of Francis, though it is probably that he was 
the "Mr. Pomeroy" who in 1733 was assessed £8 for repairs to 
the town pump, which he in common with others used. This 
Francis, if the Francis, Sr. of Halifax, 1735, as seems not un- 
likely, had at that time remarried, as the motheT of the chil- 
dren of his old age was Hannah. 

The earliest American record of a Pomeroy not connected 
with the family of Eltweed in Dorchester is of John Pomeroy of 

*Castles of England, vol. 2, pp. 23-25. 
tDevonshire Pedigrees, p. 160. 
i:Boston Selectmen's Records, 1701-1715. 
§Ibid., p. 6. 



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IjOstou, wliose wife was Sarah and who had Sarah, b. June 21, 
KiSl. The most prohable theory of the descent of Sarah Pom- 
eroy of Middleboro' is that the above John was the emigrant who 
brought his wife Sarah and certain children to America with 
him. Among tliose who may have been his children (per- 
haps in part brotliers or cousins) are Edward, who was an in- 
habitant of Boston in 1695, Francis who was several times men- 
tioned in Boston records in 1G94 and later, Joseph who married 
in 1T23 Marv Mavcom and was Constable of Boston in 1730, 
and the John who was a shipwright and in 1690 put to sea, mak- 
ing his will ill favor of Mary Brookings (as Savage sunnises, 
probably his sweetheart). Among the probable daughters who 
may have accompanied him to America are Bacliel, who m, ISTov. 
11, 171-1, Thomas Frank, and ]\larv, whose purpose of marriage 
with Samuel Avis of Boston was published in 1696. The prol> 
ability that the John who was lost at sea before 1691 (when 
Mary Brookings rec<}ived liis property) was a son of John^, 
makes it likelv that the John Avho bv wife Lydia had in Boston 
John (b. Xov. 20, 1712), Thomas (b. April 5, 1715), Lydia 
(1). Aug. 25, 1717), Mary (b. Aug. 16, 1722), and Samuel (b. 
Aug. 4, 1730) was the original emigrant remarried or a nephew. 
The evidence is supported so far as this is possible by the recur- 
rences of the names John and Sarah, the presumptive emigrants, 
in the children of the first generation and in the descendants of 
Francis of Halifax and Middleboro'. It is hoped that any evi- 
dence bearing on this question may be preserved and collected so 
that the ancestors of the Middleboro' Pomeroys may be definitely 
determined.* 



*The missing links of the chain are with little doubt contained in 
the records of the First Church of Middleboro, which are in the cus- 
tody of the pastor. All attempts to induce him to examine them or 
allow them to be examined have availed nothing. 



i 



Zhe HDatevnal Hncestr^ of Sarab 

Meston. 



Z\K IDcmx XiucaGC. 

This line is descended from John Dean (Deane) who with 
his brother, Walter, came to this country in 1637, with little 
doubt from Chard near Taunton, Somersetshire, England. 
It has been supposed that they w^ere descended from the Deanes 
of Denelands, but all attempts to fix definitely their ancestry 
have thus far yielded no positive data. The brothers, accord- 
ing to a record in the possession of Mrs. Orr (nee Florence 
Dean), settled at Cohannet ( ?) 1637, and at Taunton, Mass., 
in 1639. Kev. Samuel Deane of Scituate is authority for the 
statement that they stopped nearly or quite a year at Dorchester 
before going to Taunton. They were among the very first set- 
tlers of Taunton and took up their farms on the west bank of 
the river, about one mile from the center of the present village. 
What is known or surmised about the ancestry of John and 
Walter has been put upon record."^ 

JoHN^, common ancestor of the Taunton Deans, was b. about 
1600, having died between April 25 and June 7, 1660, "aged 
sixty years or thereabouts." His wife, Alice, sui^vived him 
and was probably living as late as 1668 (from Plymouth Court 
records). His strong Puritan faith is well brought out in an 
item of his will : 

"Item, My will is that these ray Overseers with the Consent of my 
Wife shall in Case heer be no Settled Ministry in Taunton; they shall 

*Brief memoirs of John and Walter Deane, two of the first settlers 
of Taunton, Mass., and of the early generations of their descendants, 
by Wm. Reed Deane, assisted by others, pp. 16, Boston, 1849. 



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have full power to sell either the whole or a parte of these my Hous- 
ings and Lands, soe as my Children and Posteritie may remove else- 
where, where they may enjoy God in his Ordinancies."* 

Thomas-, second son of Jolm^ and Alice, ^^^^s b. 1042, and 
d. IGOO. He m. Jan, 5, 16G9, Katharine Stephens, dan. of 
Richard Stephens from Plynionth, England. She died in 
172G. The will of Katharine Deano was proved Jan, 12. 
1726-7, 

Thomas''^, second son of Thomas^ and Katharine, was h. 
abont 1673, having d. Sept, 10, 1747, in his 74th year. He 
was m, Jan. 7, 1696, to ^lary, dan. of John Kingsley of Milton. 
Mass. She d. Feb. 1, 1749-50, in her 74th year. He o^vmed 
the first npright, two-story honse in Tannton. 

JosiAH'*, second son of Thomas^ and ^lary, was b. 170;] and 
d. March 23rd, 1778, in his 76th year. He ni,, Ang. IS, 1737, 
Jane, dan, of Capt, Xehemiah Washbnrn of Bridgewater, who 
was b. 1715 and d, ^lay 26, 1790. He lived in his father's 
honse and was for many years Town Clerk of Raynham. 

Hox. JosiAii^, M. C, lonrtli son of Josiah"* and Jane, was 
b. in Raynham, March 6, 1748, and d. Oct. 14, 1818. He m. 
Sarah Byramj dan. of Rev. Eliab Byram of Xew Jersey, who 
was b. 1749 and d. Jan. 10, 1850, aged 99 years. They had 
two sons and six danghters.f The second son, Eliab Byram, 
m. Charlotte Williams, whose dan. Harriet^ m. Prof. John W. 

*Plymoulh Probate Recoixl, II, p. 61. 

tAn old family record in the possession of Mrs, Orr (Florence Dean) 
gives the following list of the children of Josiah and Sarah. The com- 
piler has supplied from the Josiah Dean family bible and other sources 
some dates which were missing in the original list: 

1. Polly, b. Dec. 24, 1771; m. Ephraim Raymond of Norton; d. March 
26, 1844. 

2. Jane, b. May 8, 1774; m. Thomas Green of Dalton; d. — . 

3. Sarah, b. Nov. 5, 1776; m. Isaiah Weston of Dalton; d. June 9, 1818. 

4. Hannah, b. June 9, 1779; m. Rev. Morrill Allen of Pembroke; d. — . 

5. Temperance, b. June 23, 1782; m. Daniel Gilbert of Norton; d. Dec. 
8, 1852. 

6. Josiah, b. March 2, 1785; m. Caroline E. Waldo of ; d. June 

5, 1832. 

7. Eliab Byram, b. June 26, 1788; m. Charlotte Williams, of Taunton; 
d. Nov. 2, 1871. 

8. Cornelia, b. Dec. 2, 1794; m. Nahum Mitchell of Taunton; d. July 9, 
1825. 



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Sterling, Vice President of the University of Wisconsin. Hon. 
Josiah^ was for many years Justice of the Peace, Assemblyman 
and Senator in the J\[assaclnisetts Legislature. He was a Pres- 
idential Elector in 1805, a Representative in Congress, 1807-D, 
and Chief Justice of the (^ourt of Sessions of the county of 
Bristol, Mass. 

Saeah^, third child and third daughter of Hon. Josiah^ and 
Sarah, was b. in Raynliam, j^ov. 5, 1776, and d. June 0, 1818. 
She m.. May 14, 1795, Tiev. Isaiah Weston. 

C ontimiation. — Sarah Weston. 



^be Stephens Xineage. 

EiCHAED^ was an early settler of Taunton, Mass. 

Katiiakixe^, dau. of Richard, m. Jan. 5, 16GD, Thomas 
Dean. She survived her husband, her will being proved Jan. 
12, 1726-7 and his July 15, 1697. 

Continuation. — Thomas Dean, Josiah Dean, Hon. Josiah 
Dean, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. 



Z\)c 1kinG6le^ Xineage. 

The father of John Kingslev of Milton who m. Abigail 
Leonard is not definitely known but it is probable that he was 
Jolm^, who was of Dorchester in 1635. His eldest son of 
whom wo have knowledge was John-. This John^ of Dorches- 
ter was one of the original ]mrchasers of Taunton and is sup- 
posed to have died at Rehoboth in 1679. Tliere was another 
John^ of Milton, a son of Elder Stephen^ of Dorchester, but 
he m. a dau. of William Daniels, and in 1674 Mary Maury 
or Morey and d. in 1679, whereas the John- who m. Abigail 
Leonard d. in 1698. 

JoHN^, son of Stephen, m. Abigail Leonard. He d. about 
1698. 



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^M.via-^, dan. of John- and Abigail, was b. about 16TG. She 
m. Jan. 7, 1606, Thomas Dean, and d. Feb. 1, 1749-50. 

Continuation. — Josiah Dean, Hon. Josiah Dean, Sarah 
Dean, Sarah "Weston. 



cTbc Xconar^ Xincaoc (Hbujail). 

This branch of the Leonard family is noted alike for its con- 
nection with the development of the American iron industrY, 
its friendly relations with the Indians, its military prominence, 
and its longevity. It is descended from Thomas Leonard, 
whom we know only by name, since he did not emigrate to 
America. An account of the family in America down to 1790 
is believed to have been the first family genealogy of any impor- 
tance i)rintcd in Xew England." It is by Eev, Peres Fobes, 
LL. I)., jnistor of the Congregational chnrch in Raynham, 
Mass., who was connected by marriage with the family. 

According to Dr. Fobes. the brothers, Jaines and Henry Leon- 
ard, came at an early date to Xew England from Pontypool, 
county j\Ionmouth, Wales, a ])lace celebrated for its working of 
iron. It is supposed also that they had some claim to the owner- 
ship of iron works at Bilston, county Stafford, England. James 
was at Lvnn as earlv as 1651, where, and at Braintree, iron 
w'orks were early established under a special monopoly by 
grant from the ]\Iassachusetts Colony. He and his brother 
Henry were skilled workmen. The second iron enterprise un- 
dertaken in Xew England embraced a furnace and forge at 
Braintree, about ten miles from Boston. Henry Leonard as- 
sisted by his brother James, is said to have superintended the 
erection of the Braintree works. In 1653 James removed to 

*Mass. Hist. Collections, Vol. Ill (1794), p. 173. A somewhat fuller 
account has been printed by Wm. R. Deane, N. E. Hist, and Genealog. 
Reg., Vol. V (1851), p. 403; and Vol. VII (18-53), p. 71; also published 
separately as "A Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard Family." It is 
understood that Mr. Elisha Clark Leonard, who d. in New Bedford, 
Mass., Sept. 7, 1894. left in MS. a large amount of genealogical and his- 
ical matter pertaining to the Leonard Family of Taunton. It is to be 
hoped that this matter will scon be printed. 



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Tamiton. Henry, liis brotlier, was afterwards at Eowley, 
where he carried on the iron works, hnt left about 1674 for 
^ew Jersey, where he established the iron manufacture of that 
state. The brothers established the forge at Taunton (now 
Eaynham), probably near 1652, as appears from a record in the 
town book, which grants Henry and James Leonard with Ralph 
Russell, consent to join with ''certain of our inhabitants to set 
up a bloomery work on the Two Mile River." So extensive 
were the interests of the Leonards in iron works that it used to 
be said : "Where you can find iron works there you will find 
a Leonard." The forge established at Raynham was the 
earliest in the old colony, and the oldest successful smelter in 
America." 

James Leonard, the jDrogenitor of the Taunton and Raynham 
Leonards, and his sons often traded with the Indians and es- 
tablished such friendships that when the war came, King Philip 
gave strict orders to his men that the Leonards be not harmed. 
King Philip's summer residence was at Raynham, only about 
a mile from the forge. 

In 1665, King Philip gave to James Leonard the deed for a 
neck of land embracing about one hundred and fifty acres, "ly- 
ing by Mr. Brinton's land at Metapoyset, being bounded on 
each side h}^ a brook," it being the intention of Mr. Leonard to 
"set up a mill or iron work if occasion were." This deed was 
not, however, confirmed by the colonial authorities and so the 
chieftain's gift could not be utilized. f 

The old Leonard House, which stood by the forge, was begun 
probably about 1670 and had been occupied by the family down 
to the seventh generation. When demolished about the middle 
of the 19th century, it was probably the oldest mansion in 'New 
England, if not in the country. It was apparently modeled 
after an English fashion of the 18th century, modified for de- 
fense against the Indians. In the cellar was deposited for some 
time the head of King Philip. 

*Swank, Iron in All Ages, Chapter X. 

tElisha Clarke Leonard in address before the Old Colony Historical 
Society at Taunton in 1886. 



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It has been supposed that the Leonards are of the family of 
Lennard Lord Dacre, a distinguished family of nobilitv in the 
United Kingdom and descended in two lines from Edward III., 
through two of his sons, John of Gannt, Dnke of Lancaster, 
and Thomas Plantagenet, Duke of Gloucester, Leonard being 
undoubtedly the 0(iuivalcnt of Lennard, and the arms similar, 
but no proof has been adduced. 

The arms of the Leonards are thus described: — 

Arms: — Or, on a fesse azure three fleur de lis Argent. 
Crest: — Out of a ducal coronet, Or, a tiger's head Argent. 

The arms of the Lennards (Lord Dacre) are yery similar. 

Arms: — Or, on a fesse gules three fleur de lis of the first or field. 
Crest: — Out of a ducal coronet, Or, a tiger's head Argent. 

Some indication of the longeyity of the family, as well as of 
its actiyitv in militarv affairs, at the bench and bar, and in af- 
fairs of state, is afforded by the data which are found in the 
Genealogical Memoir of the Leonard family by W. R. Deane. 

jA:\rKs\ first son of Thomas Leonard, was the emigrant an- 
cestor and was at Lvnn in 1651, Braintreo in 1G52, and 
settled at Taunton in 1G52. The forge which he and his 
brother erected at Rajnham doubtless became soon after the 
principal one in America. His wife, ^Margaret, surviyed him 
and d. about 1701. He was dead in 1691. He may liaye been 
a brother of Solomon Leonard of Duxbun', since Dr. Fobes 
giyes the names of two brothers and mentions a third. 

Abigail^, third child and first daughter of James ^ and first 
wife, m. John Kins'sley of ]\Iilton who d. ab. 1698. 

Contimiation. — ^fary Kingsley, Josiah Dean, Hon. Josiah 
Dean, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. (See also another line from 
James Leonard in the Byram branch of the family.) 



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^be Masbbuni XiucaGC* 

The Washburns are descended from the Evesham branch of 
the English Washbourne family, which with the Wickenford 
branch comes from the Difford and Great Washbounie family. 
In Herald's College, London, Vol. I, p. 54, is given : "Wash- 
BOUEXE. A name of ancient Xorman descent; the founder 
was knighted on the field of battle by William the Conqueror 
and endowed with the lands of Little AVashbourae and Great 
Washbourne, Counties of Gloucester and Worcester." The earl- 
iest mention of the Evesham Washbournes is in the reigns of 
Henry III and EdAvard 1 [121(5-1307]. 

Arms: — Argent on a fesse between six martletts gules, three cinque- 
foils of the field. 

Crest: — On a wreath a coil of flax argent, surmounted with another 
wreath argent and gules, thereon flames of fire proper. 

JoiiN^, the American emigrant ancestor, was b. at Evesham, 
County Worcester, Eng., and came to Duxbury, probably in 

1631. His wife. ^^largery , aged 49, and two sons 

joined him there in 1635. In 1634 he purchased Edward Bom- 
passe's place called "Eagle's Xest." With his son John he was 
one of the original purchasers of Bridgewater, Mass., in 1645. 
He went there to live in 1665 and d. there before 1670. 

Joiix^, first born of John^ and Margery, was b. in Evesham, 
Eng., about 1621, coming to Duxbury with his mother in 1635. 
He m. at Duxbury, in 1645, Elizabeth [Mitchell. He d. at 
Bridgewater before 1690. 

Sgt. Samuel^, son of John- and Elizabeth, was b. in Dux- 
bury in 1651. He is called "Sergeant Washburn." He m, 
Deborah, dau. of Samuel Packard, who came from Windham, 
near Ilingham, England, in the ship "Delight of Ipswitch," 

♦Genealogical Notes of the V/ashburn Family with a brief sketch of 
the family in England, etc. Arranged by Mrs. Julia Chase Waslfburn, 
pp. 104, Lewiston, Me., 1898. 

Mitchell's History of Bridgewater, p. 342. 



67 

and settled at lliiighaiii, Mass., in 163S. He afterward lived 
at West Bridgewater, Mass. 

Capt. Xkhemiaii^, fonrth son and fourth child of Sgt. Sam- 
neP and Deliorah, was b. in 1686. In ITIO lie m. Jane How- 
ard. 

Jaxe', dan. of Capt. Xeliemiah* and Jane, was h. in 1715. 
She m. in 1737 Josiah Dean. 

Continuation. — Hon. Josiah Dean, Sarah Dean, Sarah Wes- 
ton. 



^bc riDitclxil Xtncaoc (lEUsabctb).* 

ExPEEiENCE^ the ''Forefather," came in the "Ann" to Ply- 
month in 1623. He sold his place in Plynionth in 1631 and 
removed to Dnxhnry in 1645, where he purchased another prop- 
erty in 1650. He m. (1) Jane Cook, dan. of Francis Cook, of 
the "Maj'flower." Jane had been a passenger with Experience 

on the ''Ann." He m. (2), in his old age, Mary . He 

was an original proi)rietor of Bridgewater, bnt did not remove 
there till late in life. He d. there in 16S9, aged about 80, 
His will is dated 1684. He was at Leyden with the Pilgrims 
and left a brother who died in Holland. He had a share in the 
first division of lots at Plvmouth in 1623. There is an inter- 
esting document among the Plymouth Colony deeds in which 
Henry Howland, to settle differences with Experience Mitchell, 
deeds him the use of a spring and brook near the boundary be- 
tween their lands. This is acknowledged before Miles Standish 
and John xVlden. 

Elizabeth-, dan. of Experience^ and Jane, m. between Dec. 
6th and Dec. 16th, 1645, John Washburn. Other important 
dates unknown. 

Continuation. — Sgt. Samuel Washburn, Capt. Xehemiah 

♦Winsor's History of Duxbury, p. 282; also The Mitchell Family of 
North Yarmouth, Me., by William Mitchell Sargent, p. 9, Yarmouth, 
Me., 1878; Mitchell's History of Bridgewater; The Mayflower Descend- 
ant, vol. 1, 1899, pp. 97-98. 



68 

Washburn, Jane Washburn, Hon. Josiah Dean, Sarah Dean, 
Sarah Weston. (See also another line from Experience 
Mitchell in Bvrani branch of the family.) 

FiiAXCis.^ The ancestors of Francis Cooke, the seventeenth 
signer of the Compact in the cabin of the "Mayflower," were 
from Scrooby, England, the home of the Separatists. Francis 
appears in the list of those designated as "exiles from Scrooby." 
He joined Brewster and Bradford in worship there, went -u-ith 
them to Leyden, and eyentually to Plymouth. Francis was b. 
subsequent to August, 1583. In Holland he was an inmate 
of the home of Pastor Robinson. This house was also the 
meeting place for their religious services, and to these serv- 
ices came Hester (a Walloon from the southern 

province of Belgium) to whom Francis was subsequently 
married.t When the "Speedwell" was compelled to turn 
back, Hester Cooke, the ^^•ife, was left behind in "charge 
of many yonge children," to follow at the first opportunity. 
One only, John, went with his father. The mother and remain- 
ing portion of the family came to Phmiouth in the "Ann" in 
1G23. In Plymouth the house of Francis Cooke was on Ley- 
den St., adjoining the residences of Gov. Edward Winslow and 
Isaac Allerton. 

On Friday, 10/26 February, 1620/1, while Capt. Myles 
Standish and Francis Cooke were at work in the woods, they 
were recalled by an alarm at the approach of Indians, who did 
no damage except to carry olf the tools, and these they subse- 
quently returned. 

When the reinforcements came in the "Ann" in 1623, expan- 
sion was necessary and Francis Cooke deserted the sterile soil 
of Plymouth for Rocky Xook on James River within the limits 
of Kingston. He was made freeman in 1633, and in 1634 ref- 

*F7-ancis Cooke and his Descendants, by George Ernest Bowman. 
Mayflower Descendant, vol. Ill, pp. 95-105. 
tProbably between 1609 and 1611. 



69 

eree in the settlement of various affairs between members of the 
Colony. In 1040, with his son John, he received a, large grant 
of land ''bounding on the Xorth River," and between 1642 and 
1648 this was followed by the grant of land at "a Medden" by 
James Kiver. In 1G62, with his son John, he was allowed to 
settle upon a tract pnrcliased for a new settlement — New Bed- 
ford. There is no record that he settled there, as he died Tues- 
day, April 7/17, l(l<)'}„ aged 87 years. Bradford states that he 
lived to see ''his children's children have children." 

Prior to 1045 when Francis Cooke's active life seems to have 
come to an end, there was scarcely a year in which he did not 
serve in some official capacity; but after 1G45 he was engaged 
in public duty but three times. lie was one of the purchasers 
who in 1027 bought all the rights of the "Adventurers" (See p. 
27). He was frefiucntly jui-yniau, arbitrator, and surveyor of 
highways. 

Jaxe-, dau. of Francis^ and Hester, wiis b. in Holland. She 
m., about 1027, Experience Mitchell, who was a fellow passen- 
ger in the "Ann" in 1623. Ho was one of the founders of 
Duxburv'. 

Contmuation. — Elizal>eth Mitchell, Sgt,. Samuel Washburn, 
Capts Nehemiah Washburn, Jane Washburn, Hon. Josiah 
Dean, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. (See also another line from 
Francis Cooke in B^'raim branch of the family. ) 



Zbc pacharb Xincage.* 

Samuel^, with wife and child, came from Windham, near 
Hingham, Eng., in the ship "Delight of Ipswitch," and settled 
at Hingham, Mass., in 1638. From there he went to West 
Bridgewater where he d. about 1684. He was constable in. 
1664 and licensed to keep an ordinary or tavern in 1670. 

♦Mitchell's History of Bridgewater, p. 264. 
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70 

Deborah 2, eleventh child of Samuel, m. Thomas Washburn. 
Continuation. — Capt. Xehemiah Washburn, Jane Washburn, 
Hon. Josiah Dean, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. 



Z\)c 1bowar^ Xincagc* 

JoHN^ came from Enj^land with his brother James and set- 
tled in Duxbury. The ancestors of the Howards in England 
were among the noblest of the realm and their record of service 
to the state was a most enviable one. Says Pope: 

"What can ennoble sots, or slaves, or cowards? 
Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards." 

Hayward and Howard have been often changed the one to 
the other in the course of time. The name is also spelled Haw- 
ard or Haieward. John was among those able to bear arms at 
Duxburv in 1643. He became one of the original proprietors 
and settlers of West Bridgewater in 1651. He was voung 
when he came over and, it is said, lived in the family of Capt. 
Myles Standish. He was one of the first military officers of 
Bridgewater and a man of much influence. He was licensed to 
teep an ordinary or tavern as early as 1670 and a public house 
had been kept there by his descendants until about 1840. He 
m. Martha, dau. of Thomas Hayward, and d. about 1700. 

Ephraim", son of John^ and ^fartha. m. Maiy Keith. 

Jane^, dau. of Ephraim^ and Mary, was b. 1689. She m. 
in 1713 Capt. Xehemiah Washburn. 

Continuation. — Jane Washburn, Hon. Josiah Dean, Sarah 
Dean, Sarah Weston. 

♦Mitchell's History of Bridgewater, pp. 197-8. 



71 



Zbc 1ba^war^ Xincaoc (flDartba).* 

Thomas^, and liis Avife Susanna , were b. in England, 

and were last there at Aylsford in the coimtv of Kent. They 
came to America with their five sons in the ship "Hercules," of 
200 tons, in the summer of 1G35. They first settled in Dux- 
bury, he being one of the original proprietors. He was also 
one of the earliest of the settlers of Bridgewater. He d. in 
1681, his wife having d. before 1678. 

Martha^, younijest child of Thomas^ and Susanna, m. John 
Howard, 

Continuation. — Ephraim Howard, Jane Howard, Jane Wash- 
burn, Hon. Josiali Dean, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. See 
also another line from Thomas Hayward in Byram branch of 
the family.) 



^be Ikcitb XincaQC.t 

Rev. James \ a Scotchman, was the first minister of Bridget- 
water, ^lass. He was educated at Aberdeen in Scotland and 
came over in 1662 Avhen about 18 years of age. He was 
ordained in 1664 and m. (1) Susanna (or Susan), dau. of his 
deacon, Samuel Edson. He m. (2), in 1707, Mary, widow of 
Thomas Williams of Taunton. 

Mary-, dau. of Rev. James ^ and Susanna, m. Ephraim How- 
ard. 

Continuation. — Jane Howard, Jane Washburn, Hon. Josiah 
Dean, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. 

♦Centennial gathering of the Hayward Family with address by 
George W. Kayward, etc., pp. 35. Taunton, Mass. John G. Sampson, 
Printer, 1879. 

t Mitchell's History of Bridgewater, p. 214. 



72 



the J6^son lineage f Susanna).* 

Dea. Samuel^ was from Salem and one of the first settlers 
of Bridgewater. He o\\-ned and probably built the first mill 
there. He m. Susanna Orcntt before he went to Bridgewater. 
iie d. in 1692, ae. 80. His wife d. in 1699, ae. 81. 

SusAis'XA^, probably oldest daughter of Dea. Samuel and 
Susanna, m. Eev. James Keith. 

Contlnuaiion. — Mar\- Keith, Jane Howard, Jane Washburn, 
fion. Josiah Dean, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. (See also an- 
other line from Dea. Samuel Edson in Byram branch of the 
family.) 



^be 36^ram Xineaoe.t 

Dk. Xicholas^, according to family tradition, was son of an 
English gentleman of the county of Kent, who removed to Ire- 
land about the time of his birth. At the age of sixteen Xicholas 
was sent by his father to visit friends in England in charge of a 
man who betrayed his trust, robbed him of his money and sent 
him to the West Indies. Here he was sold to service to pay his 
passage, but after his term expired he made his way to Xew 
England and settled at Weymouth in 1638, where he remained 
24 years. He was a physician. He m. Susanna, dau. of Abra- 
ham Shaw of Dedham, before Xov. 13, 1639, and had six chil- 
dren, of whom was Xicholas", all lx>rn at Wevmouth.I He re- 
moved with his family about 1662 to Bridgewater, being one of 

•Mitchell's Hist, of Bridgewater, pp. 154-5. 

tThis lineage has been compiled largely from the matter contained 
in Mitchell's History of Bridgewater, Mass., 1840 and 1897, pp. 127-8, 
and from the now very rare pamphlet, "The Life and Character of 
Mrs. Sarah Byram Dean," a monograph by Rev. Enoch Sanford, D. D.. 
published at Raynham, Mass., Oct., 1885, pp. 30. A copy of this pam- 
phlet which is of such interest to the family was handed down from 
Sarah (Weston) Kimball to her daughter, Mary Cornelia (Kimball) 
Walker. 

J According to Mass. Hist. Coll. (2), vol. VII, p. 154, he had but 
one son, Nicholas. 



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the first settlers of that place. He d. about 16S7. His will 
mentions among others, wife Susannah and brother John Shaw.* 

Capt. Nicholas-, eldest child of Nicholas \ was b. . 

He m. ^farv', dau. of Samuel Edson, in 1676, and had nine 
children, bom between 1678 and about 1700. He and his wife 
were the eldest and first named members of the church first in- 
stituted in East Bridf!;owat<:^r in 1724. Both died in 1727. 
Capt. Nicholas is said to have been distinguished for bravery in 
the Indian War. He is said to have been one of a party of 
nineteen men who surprised a party of five hundred Indians 
and captured forty of them, with much booty, without the loss 
of a man. 

Maj. Ebexezer^, sixth child and second son of Nicholas^ 
and ]Mary was b. Oct. 1, 1602. He m. Hannah, dau. of Joseph 
Hayward, in 1714, and had eight children, bom between 1716 
and 1732. He had two plantations of considerable extent and 
value at East Bridgewater, but these he sold and with all his 
children Avent to Mendham in Morris county, N. J., about 1744. 
He tliere kept the Black Horse Tavern, became a major of mili- 
tia and judge of the county court. He died in 1753, aged 61. 

JIkv. Eliab^, son of Ebenezer^ and Hannah, was b. Dec. 4, 
1718. He was graduated from Harvard University in 1740, a 
member of the same class as Samuel Adams of Revolutionary 
fame, who became governor of Massachusetts. He studied 
divinity and commenced his ministry in North !Middleboro', 
Mass., but subsequently settled in Mendham, N. J., where he 
remained about eight years. He was some time a missionary 
at Piles Grove. He was on a journey to the Susquehanna In- 
dians with the celebrated David Brainard when Mr. Brainard's 
mare broke her leg at a point thirty miles from any house.f 
Under date of Oct. 1, 1744 that distinguished missionary wrote 
in his journal as follows: 

"Was engaged this day in making preparations for my intended jour- 
ney to the Susquehanna Towards night rode about four 

miles and met Brother Byram (minister at a place called Rockciticus. 

♦Genealog. Advert., vol. 1, p. 20. 

t See Dr. Jonathan Edward's Life of Rev. Mr. Brainard. 



now Mendham, about forty miles from Brainard's lodgings), who was 
come at my desire, to be my companion in travel to the Indians; I re- 
joiced to see him, and, I trust, God made his conversation profitable 
to me. I saw him, as I thought, more dead to the world, its anxious 
cares and alluring objects, than I was, and this made me look within 
myself, and gave me a greater sense of my guilt, ingratitude and 
misery. 

"October 2. Set out on my journey in company with dear Brother 
Byram and my interpreter and two chief Indians from the Forks of 
Delaware. Traveled about twenty-five miles and lodged in one of the 
last houses on our road, after which there was nothing but a hideous 
and howling wilderness." 

Rev. Eliab iii. (1) Dec. 3, 1741, Pliebe, dan. of Ephraim 
Leonard, and third in descent from. Solomon Leonard of Dux- 
hurj. Hem, (2), in Raynham, Oct. 23, 1740, Sarali Leonard, 
dan. of Thomas Leonard, Jr., and Sarah Walker of Raynham, a 
different branch of the Leonard family from that of his first 
wife, Sarah having been fourth in descent from James Leonard 
of Lynn. 

Mr. Byram left Mendham in 1751, having accepted a call 
to Amwell (now Ringoes, X. Y.), where he was pastor of the 
First Presbyterian church, and where he d. in April, 1754, aged 
thirty-six years. His widow returned \vith her dau. Sarah to 
Raynham, where- she m., Dec. 16, 1756, Thomas Dean, Esq. 
She d. at Raynham Sept. 20, 1778, in her forty-ninth year. 

Sarah ^, dau. of Eliab"* and Sarah, was b. in Mendham, 
'N. J., Oct. 10, 1750. Her father d. when she was about three 
years old. At the age of twelve her family removed to iSTorth 
Middleboro', Mass., where they resided seven years. Her half- 
brother, Seth Dean, to whom she was quite devoted, was in the 
army under Washington in the suburbs of Boston, and entered 
Boston with him after the British had been driven out. In 
1771 she m. Josiah Dean. Her husband was the o^^^ler of the 
Ra^mham forge and there he employed a large number of men, 
as well as upon his farm. During the Revolutionary War her 
house often afforded entertainment to the weary soldiers. It 
was also the resort of many civil and military officers, and as 
her mother's family, the Leonards, were "among the leading 



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and affluent, she had peculiar advantages not only for improv- 
ing but for displaying her amiable natural talents to the best 
advantage." Dr. Sanford's biography shows her to have been 
a somewhat remarkable woman and a power in the community. 
She d. at the age of ninety-nine years. 

Continuation. — Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. 



Zbc Sbaw Xincacjc (Susanna).* 

Abraham Shaw^, the emigrant, was freeman at Dedham in 
1637. Nicholas Byram was one of the witnesses to the inven- 
tory^ of his property taken in 1638, presumably after his death. 
No wife is- recorded, so it is assiimed she was dead before he 
came over. Ho had four children. His will in Boston records 
is without date. Much confusion has arisen in regard to the 
early generations of Shaws, owing to the recurrence of names ; 
but Mr. J. L. Reed of Weymouth, avIio has made a special study 
of this line is authority for the statement that Susanna, who m. 
Nicholas Byram, was undoubtedly a sister of Abraham. 

Continuation. — Capt. Nicholas Byram, Maj. Ebenezer By- 
ram, Rev. Eliab Byram, Sarah Byram, Sarah Dean, Sarah 
Weston. 



^be &>Q0\\ tHincage (flDar^). 

Dea. 3amuel^ (See p. 72.) 

Mary 2, dau. of Dea. Samuel^ and Susanna, m. in 1676 
Capt. Nicholas Byram, 

Continuation. — ]\Iaj. Ebenezer Byram, Rev. Eliab Byram, 
Sarah Byram, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. 

♦Mitchell's History of Bridgewater, pp. 303-4. 



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Zbc 1ba\)vvarb lineage Oosepb). 

Thomas^ (See p. 71.) 

Dea. Joseph-, the fourtli son of Thomas^ and Susanna, was 
b. in England, and came to Duxbiirv with his father in 1635. 
He ni. (1) Alice, dan. of Elder William Brett, (2) name not 
kno"v\Ti, and (3), abont 1682, Hannah, dan. of Experience 
Mitchell. 

Hannah^, the sixth child of Dea. Joseph^, and second of 
Hannah Mitchell, his wife, was b. 1691. She m., 1714, Maj. 
Ebenezer Byrani, who removed with all his children to Morris 
county, X. J., about 1744. 

Continuation. — Kev. Eliab Bvram, Sarah Bvram, Sarah 
Dean, Sarah Weston. 

Zlbe riDitebell Xineage (Ibannab). 

Experience^ (See p. 67.) 

HAN?fAii-, dau. of Experience^ and Jane, m. Dea. Joseph 
Hayward, son of Thomas Hayward of Duxbury, Important 
dates unknowTi. 

Continuation. — Hannah Hayward, Rev. Eliab Byram, Sarah 
Byram, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. 

^be Coof^e Xtneage^ 

Francis^ and Jaxe-. (See p. 68.) 

Continuation. — Hannah Mitchell, Hannah Hayward, Rev. 
Eliah Byram, Sarah Byram, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. 

^be Xeonarb Xineage (^bomas). 

James^ (See p. 65.) 

Ma J. Thomas-, first son of James^ and ]\raro;aret, was b. 
about 1641 ; (from age at death) ; m. Mary Watson, August 21, 



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1662 ; a. Xov. 24, 1713, aire 72. His wife d. Dec. 1, 1723, at 
age 81. He was a physician, major, justice of the peace, town 
clerk, deacon, and became the ancestor of a very distinguished 
family. 

JoiiN^, the second son of Thomas'- and ^laiy, was b. May 18, 
1668. He m. Mary, dan. of Philip King. 

Thomas'*, the son of John^ and Mar)-, m., June 23, 1726, 
Sarah Walker. 

Sarah"', the dan. of Thomas'* and Sarah, was b. in 1729 and 
m. (1) Oct. 23, 1749, Rev. Eliab Byram of Mendham, N. J. 
She was the mother of Sarah Byram, who m. Hon. Josiah Dean 
of Raynhani, in his day the owner of the Raynham forge bnilt 
by James and Henry Leonard. She m. (2) Thomas Dean, 
Esq., and d. Sept. 20, 1778. 

Continuation. — Sarah Byram, Sarah Dean, Sarah Wes- 
ton. 



Zbc Wnteon Xincagc (flDar^)* 

George^ (See p. 51.) 

Mary", third dan. of George' and Phebe, was b. about 1641. 
Shem. Aug. 21, 1662, Thomas Leonard of Taunton, and d. Dec. 
1, 1723, aged 81. 

Continuation. — John Leonard, Thomas Leonard, Sarah Leon- 
ard, Sarah Byram, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. 



Ilbc 1btcJ?0 Xtncaoc (riDari? IlClateon). 

Robert' and Phebe^. (See p. 52.) 

Continuation. — Marv' Watson, John Leonard, Thomas Leon- 
ard, Sarah Leonard, Sarah Byram, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. 

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* 



Z\)c IkiriG Xineagc. 

Philip^, the ancestor of tlie Taunton King family, was of 
"Weymouth prior to 1G72, at which time he m. Judith "\^^iit- 
man, dau. of John Whitanan^ of that placet In 1680 he 
removed to Taunton (tradition says from Braintree). Sanford 
refers to him as Capt. Pliilip and states that he Avas a great 
friend of the Indians, -udth whom he traded, bringing his goods 
on horseback from Plymouth. It is also stated that Thomas 
King of Scituate was his brother. Philip's children w^ere seven 
daughters and a son John. 

jMaky^, dau. of Philip and Judith, m. John Leonard. They 
settled at Taunton and had four children, all sons. 

Continuation. — Thomas Leonard, Sarah Leonard, Sarah By- 
ram, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. 



^bc Mbitman Xineaoe. 



JoHN^, the ancestor, was one of the earliest settlers of the 
town of W^eymouth having arrived some months and probably a 
year or more prior to December, 1G38, at which time he was 
made a freeman. In 1642 he received an allotment of land in 
Weymouth. In 1645 he was by the Governor and assistants ap- 
pointed an Ensign, probably the first military appointment in 
the town. This office he held until March 16, 1680. He was 
deacon in the Weymouth church, probaljly from its first estab- 
lishment until his death. There are on record many transfers 
of real estate in whicli Jolm Whitman was concerned, and he 
is shoAvn to have been one of the largest land holders in the 

*Farnam, descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, Mass., p. 28; 
Savage, Genealogical Dictionary; King family of Taunton, by Rev. 
Enoch Sanford. 

fSanford gives Rev. William Whitman of Milton as the father of 
Judith, but this seems clearly to be an error. 

tHistory of the Descendants of John Whitman of Weymouth, Mass., 
by Charles H. Farnam, A. M., Asst. in Archeology in the Peabody Mu- 
seum, Yale University, pp. xv and 1246. New Haven, 1889. 



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town. The first deed on record made' by him transfers 22 
acres of land in '"Braintry" to William Hajnyard and bears 
date of March 19, 1648. (See p. 14.) He was bv tlie Gen- 
eral Court in 1664 allowed four shillings a day "for his paynes" 
and use of "his horse in ye journey he was employed in for the 
countrye's services to the XarroAvgansetts." In 1645 and 1646 
the Court authorized John Whitman with others to end small 
causes and controversies at We;^inouth, 

It is probable that John was b, about 1602 and that he lived 
little, if any, short of ninety years. His death occurred 'Nov. 
13, 1692. His oldest son Thomas was b. in 1629. John m. 
in England probably about 1625. He came to America before 
1638 leaving his wife, whose name was probably Ruth, and sev- 
eral children n England. There is a tradition that they joined 
him in 1641. Of the four sons and five daughters six lived 
to be over eighty. 

Judith- was probably the youngest dau. of the ancestor. She 
m. prior to 1672 Philip King of Weymouth. His mil made 
in 1706 mentions his wife Judith. 

Continuation. — ]\[ary King, Thomas Leonard, Sarah Leon- 
ard, Sarah Byram, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. 

Zhc malhcv Xincagc. 

James^, son of the "Widow Walker" of Rehoboth, was b. in 
England in 1619 or 1620. He came to America probably in 
the "Elizabeth" from London April 15, 1635. He first appears 
at Taunton in 1643, and was made freeman in 1650. He m. 
(1) Elizabeth, dau. of William and Elizabeth (Parker) Phil- 
lips. They had five children who survived them. Elizabeth 
d. Aug. 14, 1678, aged 59; and he m. (2), :N'ov. 4, 1678, Sarah 
Rew, widow of Edward Rew, and a daughter of Jolin Richmond. 
James^ d. Eeb. 15, 1691, aged 73. He and wife Elizabeth 
were buried in the Walker grave yard on the bank of the Taun- 
ton river, her grave stone being older by eight years than any 
other in the town. There are many references to James ^ in 



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the court records which indicate tliat he had some quarrels 
with his neighbors, also that many complaints were lodged 
against him because his mill prevented the alewives from going 
up the Taunton river to breed. Aug. 23, 1671, by a council 
of war James Walker was chosen to go "vnto the said Phillip, 
the said Sachem to require his psonall appeerance att Pl^^nouth 
in the 13th day of September next in reference to the pticulares 
aboue mentioned against him ; this letter was sent by Mr. James 
Walker, one of the councell, and hee was ordere<l to request the 
companie of Mr. Roger Williams and Mr. James Bro\vne to goe 
w^ith him att the deliuery of the said letter." (Pl\Tnouth rec- 
ords.) 

He was a member and chaimian of the town "Councell of 
Warr," 1667, 1675, and 1678. He was also one of the "Coun- 
cell of Warr" for Plymouth Colony, in 1658, 1661, 1671, 1681, 
and was associated with its most energetic and sagacious men. 
He had correspondence with Gov. Winslow, Gov. Prince and 
others, a.part of which is preserved.* 

James ^, son of James^ and Elizabeth, was b. 1645-6 and d. 
June 22, 1718, aged 72 yrs. He m., Dec. 23, 1673, Bathsheba, 
dau. of Gilbert Brooks of Eehoboth. She was b. 1655 and d. 
Feb. 24, 1738, in her 85tli year. James^ was constable in 
Taunton in 1689, in which vear he was admitted to freedom. 
His father is always distinguished from him in the records as 
Mr. James Walker. 

Lieut. James ^, son of James ^ and Bathsheba, was b. Dec, 
1674, and d. Sept. 12, 1749, ae. 74 yrs., 8 mos. and 19 days. 
(Inscription.) He m. (1), Oct. 6, 1699, Sarah, dau. of John 
Richmond of Taunton, and (2) Mrs. Sarah , who sur- 
vived him, and d. 1759, ae. ab. 75 yrs. He was stvled Lieut, 
in 1744 and upon his grave stone is called Ensign. 

Sarah^, dau. of Lieut. James^ dud Sarah, m., June 23, 1726, 
Thomas Leonard, Jr., of Ravnham. 

Continuation. — Sarah Leonard, Sarah Byram, Sarah Dean, 
Sarah Weston. 

♦See Memorial of the Walkers of the Old Plymouth Colony, etc.. by 
James Bradford Richmond Walker, A. M., pp. 451, Northampton, Met- 
calf & Co.. 1861. 



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Zhc pbtllips Xincagc. 



* 



William^ was of Taunton 1643. He ni. Elizal)etli Parker, 
sistor of William and John Parker, leading men of Taunton. 

Elizabeth-, dan. of William* and Elizabeth, was b. about 
1619. She m. James Walker. She d. in July or August, 1678, 
ae. 59. Her grave stone in the Walker grave yard has an earlier 
date by eight years than any other in the to^^^l. They had five 
children who survived them. 

Continuation. — James Walker, Lieut. James Walker, Sarah 
Walker, Sarah Leonard, Sarah Byram, Sarah Dean, Sarah Wes- 
ton. 



Gilbert*, came to this country in the ''Blessing" from Lon- 
don in 1635 at the age of fourteen years. With his brother 
William he went to Scituate, where it is recorded that he was 
in the family of William Vassall in 1638. He m. (1) Eliza- 
beth, who according to some authorities was the dau. of Gov- 
ernor Edward Winslow of Plymouth and Marshfield. He had 
sons Gilbert and John, probably born in Marshfield, and seven 
daughters, all born in Scituate. 

In 1675 ho kept a garrison at Governor Josiah Winslow's 
house at Marshfield. Gilbert* was in Rehoboth 1679-1683 
and member of a committee "to treat with the Eev. Samuel 
Angier concerning his settlement in the ministr)' there.* He 
m. (2), at Eehoboth, Jan. 18, 1687, Sarah, the widow of Sam- 
uel Carpenter. 

Bathsheba^, fifth daughter and seventh child of Gilbert and 
Elizabeth, was b. in Scituate in 1655 and baptized there in the 

*Walker Memorial, p. 8. 

t History of Scituate, Mass., by Samuel Deane, Boston, 1831, pp. 224-5. 
Also Savage, Genealogical Dictionary, vol. I, p. 260. Haxtun's Signers 
of the Mayflower Compact, part I, p. 7. Winslow Memorial, vol. 1, p. 58. 



82 

Be<?ond church. She m., Dec. 23, 1673, James Walker of Taun- 
ton. Shed. Feb. 24, 1738. 

C ontinuation. — Lieut. James Walker, Sarah Walker, Sarah 
Leonard, Sarah Bjram, Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. 



ZTbe "CQinelow Xincaae** 

GovEKNOR Edward^, the remarkable man who has been 
called the head of the Plymouth Colony as Capt. Standish was 
its right arm, was b. at Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, 
Oct. 19, 1595. He was the son of Edward Winslow of Kemp- 
sey and Droitwich, England, and Magdalene OUyver, his wife, 
and grandson of Kenelm Winslow, whose estates were Clerken- 
leap and ISTewports' Place. In 1617 he joined the congrega- 
tion of the Pilgrim Church at Leyden. Here he m. (1), May 
16, 1618, Elizabeth Barker. When the Leyden Pilgrims 
started for the New World in 1620 Edward and his wife and 
his brother Gilbert went with them. Edward's family consisted 
of himself and wife, George Soule, a boy, Elias Stoiy, and a girl 
Ellen Moore. Of the five the future governor and George Soule 
(see p. 47) were the only ones to survive the winter. Eliza- 
beth, the wife, passed away on the 24th of March, 1621. On the 
12th of May following Edward m. Mrs. Susanna (Fuller) 
^Tiite, whose babe, Perigrine White, then five months old, was 
bom on the '']\Iayflower," and whose husband, William White, 
had died but a month or two earlier. Some explanation of the 
apparent haste of each party to the marriage in renewing mari- 
tal relations may be found in the unprotected condition of the 
mother and child and the cruel necessities of the time, which 
crowded one hundred and two persons into nineteen houses of 
one room each. This marriage was the first in jSTew England 
and being a civil one before a Magistrate (Bradford) — then 
contrarv to English law — was in some sense a declaration of 
rights on the part of the colonists. 

*See under Elizabeths below. 



83 

"Winslow was of better family than the other colonists and 
partly on this account and partly because of his sagacity and 
intellectnal power, he was always regarded with more than 
ordinary respeet by the colony. From the start he was the dip- 
lomatist of the infant state. Ho was, the envoy to Massasoit on 
more than one occasion, and by curing him of a severe illnesa 
secured to the colonists a life long friend and peace with the 
tribe during the chief's lifetime. He made several voyages to 
England as the agent of the colony to conduct difficult matters 
with the home government, a task for which his advantages of 
birth, his personal appearance and his courtliness, as well as 
his qualities of mind, especially fitted him. On one of these 
visits he was imprisoned for seventeen weeks in the Fleet prison 
through the influence of Archbishop Laud because as a layman 
he had taught publicly in th(^ cliurch, and because he had offici- 
ated at marriages, notwithstanding the fact that the colony had 
no minister. In 10;]5, while on one of these visits, he suc- 
ceeded in disconcerting a plot to abolish the self government 
enjoyed by the colonists. He was, in contrast with the men of 
his time, unusually tolerant. "When Roger Williams, the 
apostle of liberty, had been forced to leave Massachusetts and 
had been reduced to want, Winslow gave him advice and money. 
Williams said: '"It pleased the Father of Mercies to touch 
many hearts with relentings, among whom that great and pious 
soul, Mr. Winslow, melted, and he kindly furnished me at Prov- 
idence, and put a piece of gold into the hands of my wife, for 
our supply." WinsloAv was three times governor of the colony, 
in 1635, 1636, and 1644. He went to England for the last 
time in 1649 when he was influential in the formation of the 
Society for Propagating the Gospel among the Indians of New 
England, and John Eliot began his successful work as apostle 
to the Indians. 

Winslow's worth and accomplishments were so appreciated 
by the parties now in power in England that he found no oppor- 
tunity to return to the colony. He was appointed a Commis^- 
sioncr to determine the value of English ships destroyed by the 



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King of Denmark, and when Cromwel] sent Admiral Penn and 
Gen. Venables to execute an expedition planned against the 
Spanish in the West Indies, Winslow was appointed at the head 
of three Commissioners to superintend and direct operations. 
The commission was appointed, it is supposed, partly because 
many of the officers were suspected of loyalty to the Stuarts. 
The commanders disagreed in temper and vie^vs and would not 
submit to the control of the Commissioners. The expedition 
against San Domingo ended in disaster, but the fleet soon after 
captured Jamaica. It was on the way to Jamaica while suffer- 
ing from the chagrin of defeat that Winslow was attacked by a 
climatic fever of which he died. May 8, 1655, before the fleet 
reached Jamaica. His body was committed to the deep with 
the honors of war, the fleet firing a salute of forty-two guns. 

Palfrey says in his History of New England: "After Brad- 
ford — or after Bradford and Brewster — the first colony owed 
to no man so much as to Edward Winslow. Alwavs intelli- 
gent, generous, confident and indefatigable, he was undoubt- 
edly ti-usted for any service, at home or abroad, which the infant 
settlement happened to require For foreign em- 
ployment his better birth and breeding gave him advantages 
over his fellow emigrants. Among the gentlemen of the British 
Parliament Winslow moved as one of themselves ; and his ad- 
dress and winning qualities, no less than his sagacity and dili- 
gence, justified the choice, which, when he went abroad for the 
last time-, the larger colony overlooked her o\x\\ statesmen to 

make Cromwell saw at once the worth of the 

honest, religious, capable, strenuous envoy from ^NTorth America, 
and took care never to lose his sen'ices while he lived, which was 
for nine vears after he left Plvmouth for the last time." 

By his second wife, Susanna Fuller, the widow of William 
White, he had a daughter Elizabeth. Josiah, the only other 
child by this marriage who reached maturity, was aftenvard a 
Magistrate, governor of Plymouth, and in 1675, in the war with 
the Indians, he was the Commander-in-Chief of all the colonial 
forces in Xew England. Before his departure from Xew 



85 

England Governor I?(l\vard Winslow had made a settlement on a 
valuable tract of land in ^[arshfield to which he gave the name 
of "'('areswell." This place has since been famous as the resi- 
dence of Daniel Webster. 

Elizabeth-, dan. of Gov. Edward and Susanna, m. (1) Gil- 
bert or Kobert Brooks and (2) Capt. George Curwen of Salem.* 

A number of authorities make Elizabeth Winslow, dau. of 
Gov. Edward Winslow, the wife of Gilbert Brooks, among them 
Samuel Deane in his History of Scituate, the Holtons in their 
extensive Winslow Memorial of two large volumes, and Xahum 
Mitchell in the History of Bridge water. Thomas in Memorials 
of Marshfield, Mass., says that Elizabeth Winslow was married 
first to ''Gilbert or Eobert Brooks." On the other hand Davis 
in his Landmarks of Plymouth says she m. Robert Roaks. Sav- 
age in one place gives Robert Brooks and in another (on the au- 
thority of Deane) Gilbert Brooks, stating, however, that this is 
disputed by some. 

The Neiv England Historical and Genealogical Register (vol. 
4, p. 30), states that Elizabeth Winslow's first husband was Rob- 
ert Brooks, by whom she had a son John, and her second hus- 
band was George Curwen of Salem. Wyman's Charlestown 
says John Brooks, d. 25 Dec, 1687, a son of Mrs. Curwin of 
Salem. Mr. George A. Daiy of Boston, who has recently given 
much time to this question, believes he has proven that Eliza- 
beth, the wife of Gilbert Brooks, was not the dau. of Governor 
WinsloAv, and if the Gilbert Brooks of Rehoboth is the Gilbert 
Brooks of Scituate and ^larshfield, it is difficult to see how he 
can be in error. 

The will of Governor Joslah Winslow (son of Gov. Edw. 
Winslow) proved in 1681 {Old Colony Records, vol. Jf., pt. 2, 
p. 115), gives his "loving sister Elizabeth Corw^in a pocket 

♦Winslow Memorial, Family Records of Winslows and their Descend- 
ants in America, with the English ancestry as far as known, by David- 
Parsons Holton, A. M^ M. D., and Mrs. Frances K, (Forward) Wins- 
low. Two volumes, New York, 1877. 

Haxtun's Signers of the Mayflower Compact. 

Elizabeth (Winslow) (Brooks) Corwin, by George Ernest Bowmaii, 
Mayflower Descendant, vol. 1 (1899), p. 238. 



56 

•watch that was sometimes our Honored Father's" and a legacy 
"to mj kinsman John Brook, son of my said sister." J^ow the 
Kehoboth records give the date of burial of Elizabeth, wife of 
Gilbert Brooks, as July 17> 1687, though they also give the 
date of his remarriage to Mrs. Sarah Carpenter as Jan. 18, 
1687, before the death of his first wife. There may be an error 
in one of these dates. In any case Gilbert himself appears to 
have been living at the time the will of Josiah Winslow was 
written, hence his wife could not be Elizabeth Corwin, the dan. 
of Governor Winslow. 

Capt. George Corwin d. at Salem June 3, 1684-5, and among 
the documents relating to the settlement of his estate is "A 
Liste of Severall Things Inventoried wth the Estate of Capt. 
Geo. Corwine wch in Eight belong to Elizabeth, his Relict 
Widow, etc." Included in this list is the following: "To a 
Large Tankerd, plate, yt was my fomr Husbands Mr. Robt. 
Brookes, wth or Armes To a plate sugr box. Given me pr 
Govt Winslow, etc." 

Continuation. — Bathsheba Brooks, Lieut. James Walker^ 
Sarah Walker, Sarah Leonard, Sarah Byram, Sarah Dean, 
Sarah Weston. 



^be IRlcbmonb Xineage. 

The Richmond family had its origin in Brittany, France. 
The family lineage has been traced from John Richmond, the 
American ancestor, to Roaldus Musard de Richmond, one of the 
most powerful leaders who accompanied William the Conqueror 
to England."^ The line of English ancestors given is also that 
of the Ashton-Kejmes and other Wiltshire Richmonds : the 
former for five generations bore the alias of Webb, first assumed 
by William Richmond about 1430 when he man-ied Alice, the 
daughter and heiress of Thomas Webb of Draycott, Wiltshire,. 

♦The Richmond Family, 1594-1896, and Pre-American Ancestors, 
1040-1594 by Joshua Bailey Richmond, Member of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, pp. xviii and 614, Boston, 1897. 



87 

England. Francis Thackeray, the imcle of "William Make- 
peace Thackeray, ^vho descended from the Wiltshire Rich- 
nionds, compiled the records of the ancestors of the Asliton- 
Kevnes Richmonds.* 

JoHN^, the eldest son of Henrj, alias Webb^*', was an officer 
of distinction during the English civil wars. He was b. in 
1594 and was the American ancestor of the Richmonds. He 
came from Ashton-Keynes, Wilts., to America probably in 
1635 to Saco, Me. He was one of the purchasers of Taunton 
in 1637 and o\TOed six shares. He was probably m. before 
coming to America, but nothing is known of his wife. He was 
away from Taunton much of his life and is kno\Tn to have been 
at Ne-w'port and other places, but returned to Taunton and d. 
there Mch. 20, 1664, acred 70. He was one of the Commis- 
sioners, for iSTeA^iiort, of the Court of (Commissioners, held at 
Portsmouth in 1656. He took the oath of fidelity at Taunton 
in 1640. The family were large landowmers in the easterly 
part of the to^v^l and gave that section the name Richmondville 
which it still bears. 

John-, son of John^, was b. probably in Ashton-Keynes 
about 1627, before his father came to America. He m. in 1641 
Abigail Rogers, dau. of John Rogers of Duxbuiy. She d. Aug. 1, 
1727, aged eighty six, and is buried at Taunton. As this would 
make her but thirteen years of age when Johns's dau., Mary, 
was bom, it has been supposed by some that there was a former 
wife. Deeds of land show that Johns's son, Joseph, was son of 
Abigail, heince probably that the earlier wife died about 1662 
and that he m. Abigail Rogers early in 1663. On Sept. 28, 
1671, Wm. Brenton, Jas. WalkeT (See p. 79), Wm. Harvey, 
Walter Dean and John Richmond purchased of King Philip and 
his Sachems the tract of land which included Taunton. John 
Richmond was at other times employed to purchase land of the 
Indians, was constable, member of the town council, commis- 
sioner, and surveyor. His residence at "Xeck of Land" was 

* This brief summary is taken from the work of Joshua Bailey Rich- 
mond above cited, to which reference should be made for fuller data 
and authorities. 



83 

three-fourths of a mile from the "green" and with his wife he 
is buried there. In ]\Ich., 1677, he was a distributer of Taun- 
ton's apportionment of the "Irish Charity" sent from Dublin, 
Ireland, to "distressed sufferers" by King Philip's War. He 
was a very important man of the town and on nearly every com- 
mittee on purchase, division, and settlement of land. He d. 
Oct. 7, 1715. 

Saeah^, the eighth child of John^ (and daughter of Abigail 
Rogers), was b. at Taunton Feb. 7, 1670-1. She m. Oct. 6, 
1699, James Walker, son of James and Bathsheba (Brooks) 
Walker. She d. Xov. 27, 1727. 

Continuation. — Sarah Walker, Sarah Leonard, Sarah Byram, 
Sarah Dean, Sarah Weston. 



^hc IRocjers Xincaac. 

Thomas^ was one of the "Mayflower" Pilgrim Fathers and 
the eighteenth signer of the Compact in the cabin of the "May- 
flower," where he placed his name immediately beneath that of 
Francis Cooke. His son Joseph came out with him on the 
"Mayflower." Bradford says of Thomas: 

"He was one of the forty-one persons who signed the Constitutions of 
government on board the Mayflower, and was one of the Pilgrim 
Fathers. His son Joseph came with him, is married, and has six chil- 
dren. The other children came over afterward, including John, mar- 
ried, and have many children. Thomas died in 1621." 

The sons Joseph and John subsequently removed to Duxbury, 
the annex of Plymouth, where were Standish, Brewster, Soule, 
and other important men of the colony. In Aug., 1643, their 
names appear in the list of men of Duxbury able to bear arms. 
Joseph was a Lieutenant and a military' man of importance in 
the colony, 

JoHN^, son of Thomas^ was b. . He followed his 

father to Plymouth probably either in the "Fortune" (1621) 
or the "Ann" (1623), and resided in Duxbury. He proposed 



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to take up freedom Mch. 5, 1638-9. April 16, 1639, he m. Ann 
Cliiirchmaii (perhaps dan. of Hugh Churchman of Lynn, 
1640), hence probably quite a young- child when the "May- 
flower" sailed. His will,* dated Aug. 26, 1691, and proved 
Sept. 20, 1692, contains a paragraph as follows: 

5. To his daughter Abigail Richmond, "that twenty shillings a year 
which is my due for four score acres of land which I sold to my two 
grandsons, Joseph Richmond and Edward Richmond." 

Continuation. — Abigail Rogers, Sarah Richmond, Sarah 
Walker, Sarah Leonard, Sarah Byram, Sarah Dean, Sarah 
Weston. 

*Haxtun's Signers of the Mayflower Compact, Pt. II, p. 11. 



XCbe Bescenbants of Hloiiso anb 
Sarab Mestoit IRimbalL 



(Compiled by Mary Cornelia Kimball Walker.) 

Mary Corxelia Kimball^, b. Lee, Mass., Jan. 4, 1842; m. 
Green Bay, Wis., Aug. 16, 1866, Matthew Henry Walker, for- 
merly of Cliffe House, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. Mr. 
Walker is a dealer in real estate at Green Bay. 

CHILDEEN^. BORN IN GREEN BAT. 

i Edwin Eaton Walker,^ b. Aug. 15, 1869, living in Montpelier, Ind. 
ii William Kimball Walker," b. May 5, 1872, Green Bay. 
iii Anne Carolyn Walker," b. Jan. 8, 1884. 

Alo]\'zo Weston Kimball^, b. Lee, Mass., March 7, 1844; 
m. 1st Aug. 4, 1869, Almira Barnes Mahan (d. Green Bay, Nov. 
28, 1882), youngest daughter of late President Asa Mahan, 
of Oberlin College, O., and his wife, Mary Dix; m. 2d Sept. 
24, 1884, Ella Celestia Peak, dau. of the late James Peak, 
M. D., of Cooperstown, I^. Y. He entered Beloit College in 
1863, but left to enter the Union army. After the war he en- 
gaged in the insurance business in Green Bay and Milwaukee. 
Later he was appointed general agent of the iN'orthwestern Mu- 
tual Life Insurance Co., with headquarters in Chicago. In 
1902 he took into partnership Mr. Charles D. I^Torton, who for 
several years had been Assistant General Agent. Resides in 
Evanston, 111. 

CHILDREN. 

1 Theodore Mahan Kimball," b. Green Bay, July 9, 1870. (See below.) 
ii Alonzo Myron Kimball," b. Green Bay, Aug. 14, 1874. (See below.) 
iii Marjorie Weston Kimball," b. Milwaukee, March 12, 1886. 




ALONZO WESTON KIMBALL 



f/> THE 

NEW YOiSlF^ 

'public uBaA^y? 

Astor, Lenox and Tiiden , 

Four.(iat1on»> 

1903 



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CiiAKLES Theodore Kimball-, b. Dalton, Mass., Oct. 10, 
1847 ; m. Green Bay, Wis., Sept. 5, 1871, Hannali Elizabeth 
Cawi:horne, of Port Hope, Canada. He received a business 
education and was associated with, liis father in the hardware 
business, which is still conducted bv him under the old name. 

CHILDREN. 

i Mary Bell Kimball,' b. March 5, 1873. 
ii Myra Weston Kimball," b. Sept. 7, 1875. 
iii Charles Theodore Kimball," Jr., b. July 27, 1877. 

Matiiee Deax Kimball-, b. Green Bay, Wis., Dec. 4, 1849 ; 
m. in Chicago, 111., Jan. 30, 1875, Anna Lewis. He graduated 
from the jSTorthwestem University, Evanston, 111., in 1872. 
Besides in Milwaukee, Wis. With the Xorthwestem Mutual 
Life Insurance Co. 

CiriLDREX. 

i Katharine Lewis Kimball," b. Green Bay, Nov. 8, 1876. (See below.) 
li Sara Weston Kimball," b. Green Bay, Jan. 7, 1879. (See below.) 
ill Anna Mather Kimball," b. Ravenswood, 111., Aug. 17, 1886. 

William Dwight Kimball 2, b. Green Bay, Sept. 18, 1852 ; 
and d. Sept. 17, 1854. 

Saka Kimball-, b. Green Bay, Wis., July 25, 1857; m, 1st, 
Green Bay, Oct. 6, 1880, Linus Bonner Sale. Mr. Sale was a 
lawyer of English descent. On Aug. 10, 1892, he with his 
two little sons, Richard and Robert, was drowned in Fox river 
at Green Bay while bathing. Married 2d, at Evanston, 111., 
June 23, 1896, William Herbert Hobbs, professor of mineral- 
ogy and petrology at the University of Wisconsin. Reside at 
Madison, Wis. 

CHILDREN. 

i Richard Weston Sale," b. Aug. 9, 1881; d. Aug. 10, 1892. (See be- 
low.) 
ii Robert Kimball Sale," b. Aug. 25, 1883; d. Aug. 10. 1892. (See be- 
low.) 
iii Alice Ruth Sale," b. Aug. 24, 1886; d. Mch. 5, 1901. 
iv Winifred Sarah Weston Hobbs.s b. Nov. 11, 1899. 



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Theodore Maiiax Kimball^, b. Green Bay, July 9, 1870; 
m. in Chicago, 111., Mch. 3, 1898, Dixie Bagshaw. Reside in 
Evanston, 111. 

CHrLDREN. 

i Myra Mahan Kimball,* b. Orizaba, state of Vera Cruz, Mexico, July 
4, r?99. 
ii Alfred Channing Kimball,* b. Evanston, 111., Aug. 8, 1901. 

Alojs^zo Myron Kimball^ b. Green Bay, Aug. 14, 1874; m. 
April 24, 1902, ITadelaine Williams. Reside at Chicago, 111. 

KATHARINE Lewis Kimball^, b. Green Bay, Xov. 8, 1876 ; 
ni. at Milwaukee, Wis., Frederick Albert Foster. Reside in 
Milwaukee, Wis. 

Sara Westox Kimball^ b. Green Bay, Jan. 7, 1879 ; m. 
May 6, 1902, at Milwaukee, George Arthur Carhart, M. D. 
Reside at Pittsburgh, Pa. 



Tn^CI to Xineacjes. 



Allen (See Gardner and Montague) 

Ashley 

Atherton 

Becket (See Soule) 

Bicknell (See Rockwood) 

Brooks 

Buttolph 

Byram 

Carr 

Church 

Churchill 

Churchman (See Rogers) 

Cooke (Cook) 

Corwin 

Cowles 

Dean 

De la Noye 

Deming (See Foote) 

Dickinson 

Downing 

Dunham 

Edson 

Emerson 

Foote 

Fuller 

Gardner 

Gibbons (See Hitchcock) 

Gull (See Dickinson) 

Hanchett 

Hayward 

Hicks 

Hitchcock 

Holt (See Mather) 

Horton (See Ashley) 

Howard 

Hunt (See Wood) 

Keith 

Kilbourn 

Kimball 



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Orcutt (See Edson) 


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l[n fIDcmoiiam* 



aimira Barnes flDaban. 

Aliiiira Barnes JMalian was the ymmo-est child of Rev. Dr. 
Asa Maliaii, President of Oberliii College. Her mother, Maiy 
Dix Malian, was a mcmher of the celebrated Dix faiuilv. ^NFvra, 
as she was called bv her friends, was bom at Oberlin, January 
11, 1846. She came to Green Bay, Wis., in the fall of 1806 
■with her sisters and ^liss Gillett, whore they established a very 
successful academy, ^fyra was married Angiist 4, 1860, to 
A. W. Kimball. Probably no woman who ever lived in Green 
Bay impressed herself more positively and lovingly on the entire 
connnnnity than she. Always dcA^oted to church and charitable 
work of some kind, she ^^•ill long be remembered by many whom 
the world will never hear of or know. 

"Blessing she was, God made her so, 
Nor did she ever chance to know 
That aught were easier than to bless." 

!Mrs. Kind)all organized the Shakespeare Club; and was one 
of the founders of the Philharmonic Society, being chosen for 
the part, of Queen in the cantata of Esther, the Beautiful Queen, 
the first concert ]n*esented by that Society. She w^as a woman 
of unusual comeliness and beauty ; of strong and lovely charac- 
ter, and was warmlv and tenderlv beloved bv a very wide circle 
of friends and admirers. Her husband and tw^o sons, Theodore 
Mahan Kind)all and Alonzo Myron Kindiall, survived her. 
8 



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Xinue Bonner Sale* 

Linus Bonner Sale, Yonn^est child of Jokn F. and Jane 
Grey Sale, was born at Evansvillc, Rock county, Wis., on May 
7, 1844. The year following his birth, in Febniary, 1845, his 
father, a vouna; man of thirty years, died, leayins; liis widow 
with four sons to rear and educate. How fittingly she was 
equipped to fulfill the difficult task and how faithfully it was 
performed, is borne out in the lives of these sons, all of whom 
through the inspiration of a loving, cultured mother and in 
the blessed experience which comes through years of toil and 
economy, achieved more than average education, each one en- 
tering a profession. Kichard R. is a physician at Colona, 
111., and Joseph H., of Moline, 111., who has since died, was of 
the same profession. Judge John W. Sale, of Janesville, Wis., 
and Linus B. Sale, chose that of the legal fraternity. 

]\Ir. Sale's early boyhood was spent in the vicinity of Evans- 
yille; he worked on a farm, attended the district school, and 
later the academy at Evansville. 

In the spring of 1864, when the call came for troops for 
the 100 days' sendee, this young man of 20 years responded, 
enlistina" in the 40tli Wisconsin reo-iment, Col. W. A. Rav in 
command. During the time of this service he was with his 
regiment in the vicinity of Memphis, Tenn. 

Soon after the close of the war, Mr. Sale entered the Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin, graduating in 1870 with a class of twenty, 
receivinc: the deo'ree of Ph. 1j. He then entered the law 
department, graduating in 1872, after which he went to Bea- 
trice, J^eb., entering into partnership with S. W. Colby (after- 
wards assistant attorney general of the L'nited States), in the 
practice of law. He remained at Beatrice until March, 1874, 
when, upon the solicitation of Chas. E. Vroman, he came to 
Green Bay and fo lined a law partnership with ]Mr. Vroman, 
which continued witliout interruiition until January 1, ISUl. 



*This account is adapted from an obituary notice published in the 
Green Bay State Gazette. 



97 

On October G, 1880, ^Ir. Sale was united in marriage to 
Miss Sara Kimball, youngest ebild of Deacon Alonzo Kim- 
ball of Green Bay. They made their home with Mrs. Sale's 
parents until the following May, when they took possession of 
the home on ^loiiroe avenue where they aftenvard resided. 

Mr. Sale, while a resident of Green Bay, was a member 
of the Ilepubiican State Central Committee of his congres- 
sional district. He was also on the staff of Governor Smith 
during his last term of office. From 1879 to 1883 he was a 
member of the Board of Regents of the State University, a 
valued member, and for six years continuously, up to July, 
1891, was President of the School Board of Green Bay. 

It is leanied from a friend who knew him intimately through 
many years, that Mr. Sale as a student in college was a hard 
worker, popular with his fellows though disinclined to indulge 
in the pranks of college men. As a lawyer he was careful 
and painstaking, seeking the quieter lines of practice rather 
than the field of active litigation. lie was a shrewd business 
man and almost invariably successful in the management of 
business affairs. His sagacity in this respect brought him many 
clients who trusted him with most implicit confidence in the 
management of their business matters, his promptness, method- 
ical habits, and business acumen well meriting their confidence. 
As a man he was gentle and quiet, sincere and earnest, and 
to this was added intelligence, culture, and refinement of char- 
acter. He possessed a vein of humor, which in earlier years 
took form in droll sayings that from their wit and originality 
still linger in the memory of those who shared them. 

]\rr. Sale possessed heroic traits of character, as the closing 
moments of his life attest. On Ausrust 10, 1892, in his heroic 
effort to save his two sons, Richard Weston and Robert Kim- 
ball Sale, from drowning, he lost his own life; and in one 
short moment three lives went out, leaving desolate a happy 
home, and a pitiful break in a loving family circle. 

His devotion to his home and its inmates stands revealed in 
the testimonv "that he loved his home and all within it as 



98 

few men do." Altlioiiii'li reserved in manner he formed strong 
ties of friendship and he was very tender to little children, 
calling forth thereby their atfeetion in a large degree. It 
was trne of him that in his dealina's with ^'these little ones" 
lie canght trnly the Master's spirt and won the full measure 
of the blessing which it procures. 

'No better smmnary of the character of the deceased can 
be given than that presented by the Rev. 11. W. Thompson at 
the funeral services. He said, as nearly as can be recalled, 
after speaking of the three beautiful lives that had gone out: 
"Mr. Sale, as a citizen, was upright and honorable, and I have 
yet to hear anyone say but that ]\[r. Sale in his business trans- 
actions was the soul of honor, the ])ersonification of integi'ity. 
His life was a reserved life; but, as a life that is reserved in 
manner is usually deep and inms quietly, we cannot judge it 
readily, the casual observer cannot fathom it. There are 
thoughts, precepts, ]U'ineiples, emotions, hopes, not seen by 
men, which are not on the surface but are known to God : that 
make for the welfare — the peace of the soul." 



99 



IRicbar^ Mcston ant) IRobcrt Ikiinball Sale. 

These bovs, the one eleven, the other eiiiht yeai's of age, were 
drowned together with tluir father on the evening of August 
10th, 1892. The hoys were bathing in the Fox river, the father 
meanw^hile watching from the shor(>. Though no one witnessed 
this sad calamity, which broke up a happy family and darkened 
the lives of the two sun'iviug members, it is evident from 
cries which were heard that the venturesome younger lad got 
beyond his depth and that the brave little Kichard went to 
his assistance, the father following from his greater distance 
on the bank. Further than this all is conjecture, but the lo- 
cality is a treacherous one for bathers and it is probable that 
Mr. Sale was borne (hiwu l)y the tloublc l)urdcn. 

Richard, who thus lost his life in an attempt to rescue his 
brother, was a very manly and self reliant boy, and on more 
than one occasion his watchful care of tlie younger brother 
saved Eoben-t from harm. Tlichard was an unusually })right 
scholar, as was shown by liis i)assing directly from the 5th to 
the Tth grades in school, and notwithstanding this seeming 
handicap, by his receiving at the completion of the Tth grade 
the highest standings of any pupil of that grade in the city. 

Robert was an unusually gentle and winsome little fellow. 
He assumed a friend in ever>'one and made acquaintance with 
all sorts of people. Unlike his cautious elder brother he was 
impetuous ajid venturesome. He had a markedly unselfish and 
helpful spirit, which with his assimiption of friendship in oth- 
ers, won the hearts of all who knew him. The Green Bay State 
Gazette of August 17, 1892, says of the little boys: 

"And these' happy little brothers, wdiose birthday frolics were 
not yet ended, let go their hold on life together, as if even in 
that other existence there could not be more of blessedness, 
if it must prove for them a divided one. There comes to mem- 
oiy in peculiar force, recalled by their latest moments, an in- 



100 



cident of tlicir nursery days, Tvlien the older baby saved the 
younger one from harm by fire, receiving a bum himself. Upon 
sympathetic questioning liis brave young lips confessed : ''Yes, 
it hurts, but I don't care, because Robert isn't burnt." Fulfill- 
ing the promise of this tender, self-sacrificing devotion in the 
years since, vcc can now believe that into this last peril each 
entered cheerfully for the other's sake. 

"Manly, self-reliant Richard and winsome little Robert! 

"The complement of each othei*'s needs, we knew you in your 
sweet young boyhood, and under and beyond all the heartache 
of our o'ershadowing loneliness, we rejoice in your continuing 
and perfected companionship. 

"Our precious boys! God only measures our surpassing 
love for them and He does it l)y His own. 

"Why do we call them 'lost' 
Because we miss them from our outward road? 
God's unseen angel, on our pathway crossed, 
Looked on us all, and, loving them the most, 
Straightway relieved them of life's weary load." 



101 



aiicc IRutb Sale. 

The life of Alice Sal(^ Avliieli passed out just as slie was round- 
ing into womanhood was of singular sweetness and beauty. 
She was bora at Green Bay, Wis., where when she was but five 
years old, her father and her two brothers were drowned to- 
gether while bathing in the Fox River. The great shock 
of this affliction and the desolation whicli it wrought she was 
then too young to adequately conipreheiid. She realized only 
the mother's trouble and strove to cheer her by saying she would 
take care of her. Childish promise though it was, it was ap- 
parently never forgotten, for she seemed always to feel a sense 
of personal responsibility in shielding her mother. 

For the next five years her life tlowcd (ni like that of other 
children of her age. With a child's healthy enjoyment of games 
she entered into them with real abandon, but exercised thought- 
fulness and tact beyond her years to avoid giving pain by care- 
less word or deed. She had a brightness of humor and an 
unusual quickness in repartee. ]I(>r uncle W^eston, of whom she 
was very fond, took pleasure in bringing out her naive ex- 
pressions and clever responses. After the tragic death of her 
papa and the little boys she was much in her uncle's home. His 
fondness for lier is reflected in the following lines which con- 
clude a Christmas greeting in verse sent her in 1!)00 : 

"I pray that Knights of Holy Grail, 
And all good angels may avail, 
To shield from sorrow Alice Sale, 
To crown with blessings Alice Sale." 

Courteous to everyone, to her friends she gave herself with- 
out reserve, and her loyalty to them recked not of consequences. 
Her step-father she adopted at once, and the bond of love and 
sympathy between them could hardly have been stronger had 
the same blood flowed in their veins. Her friendship for ani- 
mals was of the warmest and the slightest cruelty to them would 
bring tears to her eyes. 



102 

Her iiiiiul was singularly ])urc and free from any taint of 
coarseness. Words or deeds which were lacking- in delicacy or 
refinement gave lier great ofi'ense. The happy Mending in her 
of a childish spirit with a mature refinement and tactfulness, 
led more than one to speak of her as the child woman. 

She early developed an aptitnde for drawing and painting, 
as she did also for writing stories. She was also the best of 
listeners and would recount a story with much detail after but 
once hearing it. 

During the last years of her life her health Avas not always 
good and she was obligeil to l>e away from school so much as 
to fall somewhat behind in her classes. This troubled her 
greatly and when a continuation of languor and sleeplessness 
at night gave rise to the fear that some insidious disease might 
be fastening itself upon her, and it was recommended that she 
give up school for a time, licT pleading prevailed over wiser 
councils and she was allowed to go to a jiart of the sessions. 
In December, 1000, an affection of the middle ear developed 
which did not yield to the ordinary treatment, and in January 
she took to her bed with a high fever which did not abate until 
the end came. The story of her last illness is one of heroic 
courage and fortitude. Without complaint she bore the suf- 
fering for six weeks, losing nothing of her sweetness of tem- 
per and unruffled calm. In the long sleepless nights of suffer- 
ing she would sometimes be heard to sing her favorite hymn, 
"How gentle God's e(»nnnands," which had l)een sung at the 
funeral of her grandinothcr, Sarah Kindiall. and at tliat of the 
father and little brothers. It had been likewise the favorite 
hymn of her brother liobert. 

The anniversary of tlic birthday of her dearest school friend 
came before she had tlionglit to ])rovide a birthday rcnicmbrance 
and it was characteristic of her lliat she foi-got foi- a moment 
all the })ain and weakness of the past weeks to blame herself 
for this neglect. In otiicr ways her friends left her no oppor- 
tunity to forget thcni and hci- i-oom \v;is always filled with a 
wealth of roses and other lieautifnl flowers. 



103 

One luajur operation having been pcrfonned and a second 
one determined upon, it became necessary for her mother to 
tell Alice its serious nature and the possibility that she might 
not survive it. The old instinct to shield her mother was still 
uppermost as she calmly replied: "I am not afraid to die, 
mamma, but God won't taJve me away from you," and with 
great fortitude she suppressed her feelings until her mother had 
left the room. Following the second operation a change for 
the worse set in and she passed away on the 5tli of ]\Iarch, 
leaving behind the inspiration of a beautiful life and a noble 
courage and fortitude which triuiii|ihed even oveT weakness and 
suffering. She was laid to rest beside her father and brothers 
in the family lot at Green Bay. 



Jfamil^ IRecorb* 



flDarriagce. 



* 



*Make entry for that party to the marriage which enters the family 
as full as possible, thus: Oct. 1. 1840, at Hudson, N. Y., Alonzo Kim- 
ball and Sarah Weston, dau. of Rev. Isaiah and Sarah (Dean) Westou 
of Dalton, Mass. 



Birtbe,' 



*Form of Entry: Children of Alonzo and Sarah (Weston) Kim- 
ball: Mary Cornelia, b. at Lee, Mass., Jan. 4, 1842; Alonzo Weston, b. 
at Lee, Mass., Mch. 7, 1844, etc. 



Birtbe, 



2)eatb0/ 



*To the record of death add place of death and the age, thus: Josiah 
Dean V/eston, at Washington, D. C, Feb. 1, 1857, age 46 yrs., 9 mos., 14 
days. 



2)eatb0 



ni>emoran^a/ 



♦Under this head add any miscellaneous notes of interest in the 
family record, such as removals to a new place of residence, reference 
to newspaper or other permanent records for obituary notices, bio- 
graphical sketches, etc., etc. 



THE 



AMERICAN ANCESTRY 



AND THE 



DESCENDANTS 



OF 



ALONZO and SARAH (WESTON) KIMBALL 



Compiled by 
William Herbert Hobbs 

1901 




Al« 



ATHER 



3^ 



/ 



DESCENDANTS. 

Mary Cornelia (Kimball) Walker.^ 

Edwin Eaton Walker.- 

William Kimball Walker. '. . . . 
Anne Carolyn Walker.^ 

Alonzo Weston Kimball. ' 

Theodore Mahan Kimball.^ . . 
Myra Mahan Kimba'!. - . . . 
Alfred Channing Uimball» 



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