LINEAGE AND FAMILY RECORDS
AND HIS WIFE
WITH NOTES ON THE EARLY HISTORY OF
WRIGHT COUNTY, MIMSOfJ.
Monticello, Minn., February, 1898.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
LINEAGE AND FAMILY RECORDS
AND HIS WIFE
WITH NOTES OX THE EARLY HISTORY OF
WRIGHT COUNTY. MINNESOTA.
MoXTICELLO, MlXX., FEBRUARY, 1898.
Eagle Printing Co.
The object of this work is to preserve the family
records of our lines, and we have recorded in a con-
densed form many of the events in the lives of our
The Hoar family records from 1759, Hunt from
1727, Wyman from 1769, Jackson from a genealogy
of the family by Francis Jackson, of Boston, Mass.,
and records of C. B. Jackson; McCobb's from printed
pedigree by Samuel McCobb Crooker are to be found
in this book, with our own to the present time. The
histories of New England towns, as far as they relate
to our families, have been carefully compared. We
regret that we could not examine our lines more in
the old county, but the coat of arms of Hoar and
Hunt are here inserted. We are indebted to Hon.
George F. Hoar, of Worcester, Mass., and Charles
Horr, of Athol, for many favors; also to Parker M.
Reed, of Bath, Me., and others in my wife's line.
The full births, &c, in our lines will be found under
the head of the several families Towns where state
is not mentioned are in Massachusetts. The usual
abbreviations are used.
As we were connected with the early settlement
of our county we have recorded a few notes of its
BRiGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
LINEAGE AND FAMILY RECORDS OF THE
When or where our race or family first became
known as a distinct family cannot be traced. Asia
is regarded as the birthplace of man, and we may be
said to have come from the Indo- Germanic race.
Caesar invaded EnglandinB. C. 55 The inhabitants
then were Celtic, kindred to the Gauls. It was not
until A. D. 43 that Claudius began the real conquest.
The Romans abandoned the country before the mid-
dle of the Fifth century. In 449 the Anglo-Saxons,
led by Hengist with his brother, Horsa, landed in
England with 300 men and were employed against
the Picts and Scots. Horsa is said to have been
killed in battle A. D. 455. This invasion is a matter
of history, whether the names of these princes are
correct or not. As we know that our family name
was known in England as far back as the Twelfth
century, we may have been connected with this
The coat of arms of the "Hoare Family" of
England is here shown more as an object lesson of
the history of our race, than for personal use. "An
eagle displayed with two heads within a brodure
engrailed" is found on all the shields of the Hore,
Hoore, Hoare and Hoar families.
"The crest is the uppermost device of a coat of
arms and is as ancient as devices on shields."
Ours in America is an eagle, head erased, a ring
in its beak, or,
The eagle was at an early date adopted as the
symbol of royal power. Nenophon relates that the
kings of the Medes bore a golden eagle on their
shields. From the time of Marius it was the princi-
pal emblem of the Roman republic, and the only
standard of the legons; first silver, then gold.
The double-headed eagle was in use among the
Byzantine emperors to indicate their claims to (^he
empire, both of the east and west. Afterwards the
eagle was adopted by the Russian, Austrian and
German emperors. The German, under Albert First,
became the double-headed eagle as the successors of
the Roman emperors. The English herald^ dates
from the Tournaments, found on tombs in the
Eleventh century, and became common in the Twelfth
We have shown that our arms were the arms of
dominion and sovereignty.
Arms of assumption are:
1st. Those taken by persons who assume them
without a legal title.
2nd. Arms assumed by the approbation of their
sovereign. The surnames of persons in families is
said to have been fixed in England at or about the
conquest (1066). One name was generally used.
The Romans had three. It appears that the name of
Hoare (spelled in various ways) was well known in
the Twelfth century from Kent to Gloucestershire.
Our line came from Gloucester, England. This
place was a Roman station, and the Saxons named
it Gleau-Ceaster. It is on the left bank of the river
Severn, 95 m. w. by n. of London.
The date of the settlement of our ancesters in
Gloucester is unknown, but that we are of Saxon
blood cannot be doubted. It is probable that our
line on the male side married into Roman families.
We are of a migratory race, even down to the pres-
ent time. Our characteristic qualities, amid all the
changes of the past, still cling to us as a family.
Combativeness is as strong today as in the time of
the Crusaders, when perhaps the coat of arms was
Hunt A. D. 1286—1635.
bestowed upon our ancestors. We came, perhaps,
from Horsa, as we have said, certainly from a fight-
"Venit Hora 1 ' and "In Ardua" are mottoes that
clearly expresses our character.
Approbativeness is another trait of our ancesters.
We wish to be well thought of at home and abroad.
In size, of the German type, bald headed at quite an
early age. Many are dark with piercing black eyes,
but the majority are of a lighter complexion.
Of the first Charles Hoare, of Gloucester, Eng.,
but little is known. He died in 1636 and left a will,
and appears to have been a person of note in that
place. The "coat of arms" of the "Hoare Family"
were used by the Gloucester family. The following
is a copy by Chitty & Phillips, London, of a visita-
tion to Gloucestershire in 1623:
"The visitation in the year A. D. 1623. Henry
Clifford, of Frampton, of-da-and heire to Hoore,
arms Quarterly of Sixteen — 4th sable, a double-headed
eagle displayed within a brodure, engrailed, Argent,
His son, the 2nd Charles, also lived in the same
place. He was alderman of the city from 1632 to
1638. Sheriff in 1634 He left a will dated Sept. 25,
1638. "Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Doctors
Commons, Adm'ion granted Dec. 31, 1638 to Joane
Hoare the relict." (Will with notes by G. F. Hoar).
He appears to have left quite a large estate and was
a man much engaged in public affairs. His widow,
with her five children, John, Daniel, Joanna, Leonard
and Margerie came to this country in 1639-40, and
settled in Braintree, Mass.
About this date many families, who brought
much wealth, came to New England. The cause of
this emigration would appear to arise from the
troublesome times in England. Charles I. became
king in 1625. For eleven years he called no parlia-
ment, and people were led to believe that the Catho-
lic Church was in favor, also that he wished to
introduce the form of government existing in France.
Parliament was called in April, 1640, for only a few
Then came the long parliament, and the civil war
began late in 1642.
Charles I. was condemned and executed in Lon-
don Jan. 30, 1649.
There is no doubt but that our line at the time of
the second Charles Hoare belonged to the parliament
side and were strong supporters of the Protestant
faith, and this line of the Hoar family would proba-
bly never have had to be recorded if Joane and her
son John had remained in England.
Joanna (Joane in will) the widow of the second
Charles, died in Braintree, Sunday, Dec. 20, 1661.
The meaning of the name (grace of the Lord) seems
very happily merited. She was buried in the old
Ouincy cemetery with her son Leonard and his wife
John Hoare, the first in our line in this country,
first settled in Scituata, Mass., in 1643, and bore
arms the same year. He was a lawyer, and noted
"for his bold, independent mind and action."
He had a farm on the west of litt tie Mascp^ashart
Pond. While here he appears to have been engaged
in the business of the town, drafting deeds, bonds, &c.
We have not the date of his taking the freeman's
oath. This oath was first printed at Cambridge,
Mass., in 1639. Before a person could exercise the
right of suffrage, or hold public office, he must be
made freeman by the general or quarterly court. He
must be a member of some Congregational Church.
Afterwards modified in 1664 (Oath inNew Eng. His).
He removed to Concord, Mass., in 1660, and our an-
cestors remained there until about 1790. He continu-
ed the practice of the law, except at one time he was
prohibited from practicing, except his own cases, for
not attending church, and speaking slightingly of one
of the ministers. He took great interest in the wel-
fare of the Indians, and built a house on his place for
the Christian Indians. They at the time of King
Philip's war were under his care by order of the gen-
Capt. Samuel Mosely with 103 men took these
Christian Indians (the Nashobahs) away from Mr.
Hoare's place, insulted Mr. Hoare and plundered the
poor, helpless Indians of all they had, and sent them,
58 in number, (12 only able-bodied men) to Boston
under guard of some 20 rough and brutal soldiers.
Afterwards they were sent to Deer Island. The cap-
tain went on his wa\ unrebuked, although the whole
court were indignant.
Feb. 10, 1676, Mrs. Mary Rowlandson and child,
both wounded, wife of the minister at Lancester,
Mass., were taken prisoners at that place. Efforts
were made to secure her release, but without success,
until Mr. Hoare by the desire of her husband made
the attempt. Under date of April 28, 1676, he left
Lancester with two guides, Xepphonet and Peter
Tatatiquinea and met the hostile Indians at Wachu-
sett Lake (now in Princeton. Mass.) May 2, 1676.
He took £20 and some goods and secured her release,
although King Philip refused his consent. They
returned to Lancester and she went to Boston May
7th. It is said no other person in the colony could
have secured her release.
His brother Daniel returned to England, was
engaged in trade with the Colonies. Was in Boston
His brother Leonard graduated from Harvard
College in 1650, took degree of Doctor of Medicine,
returned to England and settled as a clergyman in
Wenstead, Essex Co. Married Bridget Lisle, daugh-
ter of John Lisle of Magles Court, Co. Southampton.
He was one of the judges who condemned Charles I.
He had to leave the,country and was murdered at
Lausanne. He married Alice, daughter and co-heir
of Sir White Beconsame, Kent. She was beheaded by
order of Judge Jeffries at Manchester in 1685.
Leonard returned with his wifeto Boston, Mass.,
in July 1672, and preached for a short time as assist-
ant at the South Church. He was soon called to be
president of Harvard College, December 1672. "At
his inauguration the college was thinly attended and
badly supported. With little profit and much
anxiety, discipline was badly supported and he
retired in 1675." (Clop. Am. Lit., vol. 1, p. 8.)
"Epitaph wrote for the Tomb of
Leonard Hoar, Doctour of
Phisick, who departed this life
In Boston the 28 November.
Was interred* here the 6 December
And was aged 45 years.
Anno Dom. 1675.
Three precious friends under this tombstone lie
Patterns to aged, youth, and infancy,
A great mother, her learned son, with child,
The first and least went free, he was exil'd
In love to Christ, this country, and dear friends,
He left his own, crosse'd seas, and for amends
Was here extoll'd, envy'd, all in a breath,
His noble consort leaves, is drawn to death.
Stranger changes may befall us ere we die,
Blest they who well arrive eternity."
Mrs. Bridget Hoar wife of Leonard m. 2d Hezekiah
Usher 1686. They did not live together long. She
went to England in 1687. She had two daughters,
one died young. The other, Bridget, married in Lon-
don June 21, 1689, Thomas Cotton, who was born
at or near Worthy, England 1657, d. 1730.
Mrs. Bridget Cotton was willed by her step-
father, Mr Usher, the tumbler with the "Arms of
Hoare" engraved thereon. He says in his will that
the reason that she did not receive more was on
account of her mother trying to get something from
him, and further he did not see but that one head was
enough for the eagle. (See Suffolk Co. Pro. Reg. B.
11, P. 318.)
*Quinc3 r cemetery.
Joane, sister of John, married Col. Edmund
Quuktv July 26,1648, Braintree, son of Edmund and
Judith Quincy, who came to New England Sept. 4,
1 633 . They had eight children .
Margerie, sister of John, m. 1st Mathew,
m. 2d Rev. Henry Flynt, of Braintree, Mass.
He came to New England 1635. Ordained church at
John Quincy Adams was a descendant from her.
Daniel Hoar, son of John, in our line, lived in Con-
cord and was a man much respected.
Some of his sons moved to other towns in New
England. The letter "e" seems to have been dropped
from our name at this date.
Lieut. Daniel, son of Daniel, lived in Concord
about a mile easterl\ r of center.
The arms of the Hoare's are carved on his tomb-
stone. The motto "Paternal Coat Arms "
Whether the shield of this came from England we
do not know, but a shield of the coat of arms was in
his grandson's family, and passed into some cousin's
of my father, where it cannot be farther traced. His
epitaph reads: "By honest industry and economy
he acquired a handsome fortune for a man in private
character. He enjoyed a long life and uninterrupted
state of health, blessings that ever attend exercise
Of his sons, Jonathan graduated at Harvard
College in 1740. Was an officer in the Provincial
service 1744 to 1763. At Crown Point aide to Maj.
Gen. Winslow; lieutenant colonel in 1756; colonel
May 10, 1762. Afterwards went to England and
was appointed governor of Newfoundland and he
died on his passage hither.
His brother Daniel settled in Narragansett No. 2
(Westminster) 1740-1 and was one of the most
capable and influential men in the early settlement
of that town. Was captain of a company of infan-
try and held town office for a long time. He lived
most of the time on lot No. 11 which he bought of
his father. He owned one slave. His brother John
also was one of the early proprietors of Narragan-
sett No. 2. The following are some of the lines from
Capt. Daniel, John, John.
Capt. Stephen; John, Samuel.
Ezra, Jock, Samuel.
S. R. Heywood, Banker, Hon. George F. Hoar,
Worcester. Senator, Mass.
Many of Lieut. Daniel's descendents are well
known as public men in the history of this country,
and also known as keepers of public houses. History
of Groton, Mass., says that the female line there are
famous for making pumpkin pies.
Timothy, youngest son of the lieutenant, lived,
my father says, on his father's farm at Concord.
He appears to have been a man of property, and
owned land in Westminster, Mass., at an early
He died soon after Grandfather Timothy moved
to Westminster. Grandfather Timothy was born in
Concord, Mass. When sixteen years old he was
milking the cows on that April morning (19, 1775)
when the British soldiers were marching to Concord.
He left the milk in the barn and went into the house,
exclaiming to his mother, "How handsome their
coats were with shining buttons."
He lost his milk that morning.
His services in the Revolutionary war, as reported
by the secretary of state of Massachusetts, is as fol-
lows: "Appears signed to a receipt for sevrice in the
Continental army, dated Concord, May 14, 1778."
"Appears with rank of Matross on muster and
pay roll of Capt. Jonathan W. Edes, 4th Co. Col.
Craft's Artillery from Feb. 1, 1777, to May 8,
1777. Belonged to Concord. Appears in a list of
men drafted from Capt. George Minot's Co. of Con-
cord to go to Rhode Island on alarm of July 23,
1777. Rank Private.
Appears with rank of Private on muster and pay
roll of Capt. Edward Richardson's Co., Col. Thomas
Poor's Regiment, enlisted June 14, 177S; discharged
Jan. 16, 1779.*
In 1789 he removed to Westminster, Mass.. and
settled on lot 101, which his father had owned since
1761. His brother Jonathan first settled on it, but
returned to Concord. Grandfather was to have the
home place in Concord, but his brother returning he
went to try the new place. His wife, with a child a
few weeks old, rode horseback to their new home (30
miles). For many years he had land to clear and at
first the house was small, but he built a brick house
large enough to hold his increasing family. The old
brick fireplace in the back kitchen was ample enough
to stow away a half cord of wood, and father tells
me that his hair stood on end when the minister used
to use those live coals in the fireplace to illustrate
the nature of hell, whose heat is immeasurable. In
my childhood days I can remember the pleasant mo-
ments that were spent at parties in those back kitch-
ens, the old sideboard and the cider that was always
at hand. Grandfather Hoar used to place twenty or
more barrels of cider in his cellar each year, and he
and his neighbors drank it up during the year. In
harvest or haying New England rum was a necessary
drink. He would be ashamed if it was not in the
house when the minister called. My grandfather was
not a large man, black piercing eyes, bald headed and
quick in his movements. He liked company , and as
families were large in those days, there were many to
come and go and his house was like a hotel.
He never, it is said, spoke a cross word to his
wife, and if he had any extra fruit it was always for
her. He was a Free Mason.
Most of the clothing for the family was made at
home in those days. Grandmother used to make her
boys caps out of cat skins, and she used a pine knot
at night for a light.
"Note — (Father says that he is not certain about
With all of our modern improvements and rapid
transit are we more happy and better governed in
this year of 1898? We cannot answer.
My father was the seventh child and was taught
the lessons of economy and prudence in early life. At
this writing, February, 1898, at the age of 95, it
still clings to him. He is a true representative of the
old New England families, who came from England
with good estates. Father had but a common school
education. He is a fair penman and good in arith-
metic. He, at an early age, learned the cooper's trade.
None of his brothers were farmers, although most of
them owned farms or land.
His brother William was a carpenter and helped
build the first cotton mills in Lowell, Mass.
His brother Timothy was a carpenter and in
Athol, Mass., he carried on the wheelwright business,
where he resided for many years. His brother John
worked at the cutlery business in Greenfield, Mass.
My father, on May 31, 1826, bought one-half of his
father's farm for $1,000. His father was embar-
rassed at that time with debts, and my father,
unknown to him, paid them up, and his father gave
him a deed of one-half of the place. After his death
my father bought the other half, except his mother's
rights. The place was known as Lot No. 101 Narra-
gansett No. 2, Indian title from Sholon of the
Nashuas. Said lot first belonged to Ephraim Cutler,
of Watertovvn, then to Ephraim Stevens through his
father, Ebenezcr, of Watertown; in 1760 to Joseph
Bailey, in 1761 to Timothy Hoar, of Concord, then
to his son Timothy, then to my father, then to
his brother, Timothy, then to A. W. Benjamin. The
lines were partly changed in grandfather's time.
Timothy Hoar, of Concord, also owned lot No. 102,
but it was lost through a defective title. My father
removed to the place where S. H. Sprague now owns,
where I was born.
In May, 1835, my father bought the Joseph
Brown estate part of lot No. 105, Narragansett No.
2. This was his home as long as we lived in
Wetsminster, Mass It contained fifty acres of land.
My father worked in his cooper shop on the place for
many years. Afterwards he worked in the chair shop
in the village of Wachusettville. After his return
from the west he lived many years in the village and
was a superintendent in a department in his brother-
in-law's paper mills. In October, 1854, nvy father
and myself bade farewell to our old homestead and
in company with George Brown and Harrison Per-
kins and their families, with Joseph Brown, came to
the territory of Minnesota. About Nov. 1 we all set-
tled on lands now" known as Monticello Township, in
the County of Wright. My father and myself took
claims and they were patented April 10, 1860. To
Ira Hoar lot 3 and the N. W. U of N. W. % of Sec.
34 and the S. Vz of the S. W. H of Sec. 27.
To Alfred W. Hoar. Jan. 10 and April 10, 1860,
the S. W, % of X. W. % of Sec. 34, and the N. E. V^oi
S. W. !/4 and lots 4 and 6 of Sec. 34. All in Town
121 North of Range 25 West ol the 5th principal
meridian. By James Buchanan, President of the
My father did much to advance the interest of
the early settlement of the county, but he always
thought more of his New England home and he
returned east about 1861, and remained there as
stated for many years. His two sons remained here
and my father and mother returned before 1878 to
their old home in the west. Heyward's History of
Westminster mentions father and mother as follows:
"They have always been actuated by much of the
philanthropic spirit, and have displayed an abiding
interest in the various reforms and in all movements
looking to the welfare and happiness of their fellow
men. They were among the earliest of the radical
Abolitionists in Westminster, as they were also among
the active friends and promoters of the cause of tem-
perance, of woman's elevation, of universal suffrage,
and of international peace. Formerh- they were
members of the First Congregational Church of
Westminster, but in later life they became sincere and
earnest Spiritualists, in which faith they continue
unto this day."
My father, after he went west, helped to organize
the Republican party in Wright county in 1856-7.
My father is now a member of St. Paul Chapter
of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Of my own life there need not be much written.
When I am gone to the life to come we will let others
continue our history. I was a sickly child in my
3'outh and have spent most of my days on a farm.
They gave me a good common school education in
New England, and we also attended the Westminster
Academy in our town. In 1871 we went to Cleve-
land, Ohio, to live, where we remained until 1879,
clerk in the general office of the L. S. & M. S. Ry. Co.
In the early days here we followed threshing in the
fall for a business. We have kept a diary ever since
1864. We have never sought public office, but we
have been called to hold county, town and school
offices. The Grange (P. of H.) has always received
our support, as we believe the intelligence of the
farmers of our country are its bulwark.
A few years ago we were near^- blind with
cataracts on the eyes, but by surgical operations our
sight is well restored.
There are many lines of the Hoar family in Min-
nesota and other states, but we have not traced them
as to their connection with the first John in our line.
The name is now often spelled Horror Hoard. Heze-
kiahHoar first settled in Scituate, Mass., afterwards
Taunton, is mentioned as a brother of John, but we
find no evidence of the fact. He came to New Eng-
land perhaps before Joanna, and his children were
Marcy, 1654; Nathaniel, 1656; Sarah, 1658; Eliza
beth,1660; Edward, 1663; Lidia, 1655; Mary, 1669;
Richard Hoar, of Yarmouth (1641), was an early
settler in New England. The name of Hore as an
explorer with Hudson and others is mentioned in
Settlers of Essex and Old Norfolk were Thomas
Hoar and William Hore 1666-1670.
The Hoar? did not escape being tried as witches.
It is lucky that we of later days did not live in those
days, or we would have to record more than one
name. One Dorcus Hoar was tried for witchcraft in
Essex Co., Mass., Sept. 9, 1692. Sentenced to death
but was not executed.
1st Gen. — Charles Hoare, Gloucester, Eng , b. ,
d. 1636; m. Margerie .
1 Thomas, b. — , d. .
3 , m. Thomas Hill.
4 , m, Leonard Tarne.
Note — My notes say "3" and "4-" were 3 Elinor'
4 Anna (authority lost.)
2d Gen.— Charles Hoare, Gloucester, Eng., b. ,
d. 1638. m. Joanna Hincksman, b. , d. Bain-
tree Dec. 20, 1661.
1 Thomas, (mother uncertain) bap. June 15, 1612.
3 Daniel, b. Gloucester, Eng.
4 Joanna, b. Gloucester, Eng., d. Braintree, m.
Col. Edmund Quincy. He b. 1627, m. July 26,
5 Leonard, b. Gloucester, Eng, 1630, d. Nov. 28,
1675, Boston, m. Bridget Lisle, d. May 25, 1723,
6 Margerie, b. Gloucester, Eng., d. March 10,
1687,Braintree,m. 1st Mathewe, 2d m. Rev.
Henry Flynt, Braintree. He d. April 27, 1668.
3d Gen.— John Hoare, b. Gloucester, Eng., d. Con-
cord, April 2, 1704, m. Alice in England
(spelled Ales Con. Reg.), d. Concord June5, 1696.
1 Elizabeth, b. , d. Concord Sept. 25, 1687,
m. Jonathan Prescott, Concord, Dec. 23, 1675.
2 Mary, b. , d. , m. Benj. Graves, Oct.
4th Gen.— Daniel Hoar, b. 1650, d. . 1st m.
Mary Stratton, July 19,1677, dau. of Samuel and
Mary. She b. Jan. 19, 1656, d. . 2d m.
Mary Lee Oct. 16, 1717.
Children by Mary Stratton—
1 John, b. Concord Oct. 24, 1678, m. Ruth, settled
2 Leonard, b. Concord 1679, d. Brimfield April
4 Jonathan, b. , d. at Castle (soldier) Oct. 26,
5 Joseph, b. , d. at sea 1717.
6 Benjamin, b. , m. Esther , d. .
7 Mary, b. Concord March 14, 1689, d. June 10,
8 Samuel, b. Concord April 6, 1691, des. in Ohio.
9 Isaac, b. Concord May 1, 1695, settled in Sud-
10 David, b. Concord Nov. 14, 1698, d. .
11 Elizabeth, b. Concord Feb. 22, 1700-1 (Con.
5th Gen.— Lieut. Daniel Hoar, b. Concord 1680, d.
Concord Feb. 8, 1773, m. Sarah Jones Dec. 20,
1705 by Rev. Joseph Estebrooke. She dau. of
John and Sarah (Farewell) Jones, b. June 4, 1686,
d. . John Jones was b. July 6, 1656, and
was son of John and Dorcas Jones of Concord.
Sarah Farewell was dau. of John and Sarah, b.
Died 10:10 A. M. March 17th. 1898. Aged 95 years. 1 month
and 17 davs.
Sarah Wyman (Hoar).
May 2, 1662, m. John Jones May. 5, 1681. John
Farewell m. Sarah Wheeler Nov. 4, 1658, and
she d. May. 23, 1662.
Children of Lieut. Daniel and Sarah—
ljohn, b. Concord Jan. 6, 1707 or 1706, d. Lin-
coln May 16, 1786, 1st m. Esther Pierce June 13,
1734, 2d m. Elizabeth Cooledge Aug. 21, 1740.
2 Jonathan; b. Concord Jan. 6, 1707, d. at sea
3 Sarah, born Concord Sept. 3, 1710, d .
Note— (See Con. Reg. p. 75.) Shatrick His.
Con. has this child dau. of Leonard and Esther,
but Con. Reg. p. 75 has a son Daniel b. to them
May 7, 1710.
4 Capt. Daniel, b. Concord 1713, d. Westminster
Dec. 4, 1782, m. Rebecca Brooks, Concord Nov.
24. 1743. She d. August 1764.
5 Lucv, b. Concord 1714, d. May 5, 1798, m.
John Brooks Oct. 23, 1745.
7 Elizabeth, b. , d. , m, Jacob Whitte-
more of Lexington, Dec. 5, 1754.
8 Mary, b. , d. , m. Zachariah Wesson
May 10, 1750.
6th Gen.— Timothy Hoar, b. Concord 1716, d. Jan.
16, 1791, m. Abigail Brooks Jan. 23, 1752 by
Rev. Daniel Bliss, dau. of Job and Elizabeth, b.
April 21, 1734, d. . Job Brooks was son of
Daniel and Hannah (Merriam) Brooks, b. April
16, 1698, d. Oct. 26, 1788. Daniel Brooks was
b. Nov. 15, 1663, d. Oct. 18, 1733, m. Hannah
Merriam Aug. 9, 1692, and he was son of Josiah
and Hannah Brooks. Hannah Merriam was
dau. of John and Mary. She b. Sept. 7, 1669, d.
Jan. 24, 1757.
Children of Timothy and Abigail Hoar—
1 Daniel, b. Concord Nov. 10, 1752, d. Dec. 16,
2 Daughter, b. Concord. July 26, 1755, d. July 30,
3 Isaac, b. Concord Dec. 29, 1756, d. , m.lst
Anna Merriam Nov. 1,1781, d. Dec. 28, 1784, m.
2d Mrs. Martha Bliss June 22, 1786.
5 Hannah, b. Concord Feb. 22, 1761, d. Jan. 19,
6 Jonathan, b. Concord Jan. 7, 1763, d. Oct. 17,
1808. m. Molly Bateman Sept. 19, 1786.
7 Abigail, b. Concord April 23, 1768, d. Jan. 21,
7th Gen.— Timothy Hoar, b. Concord, Thursday 4
o'clock p. m., March 15, 1759, d. Westminster
Jan. 10, 1832, m. Lydia Hunt, Concord Oct. 9,
1788 by Rev. Ezra Ripley. (See Hunts.) She
was b. Concord Aug. 24, 1768, d. Westminster
Dec. 1, 1836.
Children of Timothy and Lydia Hoar —
1 William, b. Concord March 27, 1789 at 7 p. m.,
d. July 28, 1826, m. Mrs. Adiah (Upton) Mar-
shall Jan. 15, 1814. She d. Aug. 12, 1867.
2 Timothy. (See Timothy Horr family. )
3 Jonathan, b. Westminster Oct. 13, 1793, morn-
ing, d. urn. Nov. 15, 1824.
4 Lydia, b. Westminster Feb. 8, 1796 at 4:30 p. m.
d. Feb. 18, 1873. 1st m. Sullivan Barns Jan. 1,
1818. 2d m. Edward W. Kendall, May 1827.
5 Leonard, b. Westminster July 3, 1798 at 1 a. m.,
d.July 25, 1863, m. Lucinda Sawin April 10,
1823. She d. March 18, 1887.
6 Abigail, b. Westminster July 2, 1800 at 6:30 p.m.
d. Boston October 1852, m. Herman Torrey April
2, 1831, 2 children.
8 Louisa, b. Westminster Aug. 22, 1805 at 12:15
a. m. (living), m. George Harris June 13, 1833, 2
9 Nehemiah, b. Westminster Aug. 18, 1808 at 12
night, d. March 4, 1866, urn., soldier in war of
Rebellion; change name to Hunt.
10 John, b. Westminster March 3, 1811, at 10:30
p. m,, d. Greenfield, Jan. 30, 1897, m. Abiah Gan-
nell Mp V . 15, 1842, 3 children.
1846-7. Tneir cnuuicu are Harry Bowker, d
Boston July 2, 1876.
4 Christopher Columbus, b. Athol March 9, 1827,
d. Dec. 15, 1889, 1st m. Mrs. Lucy F. Wadsworth
December, 1868, b. Clarendon, Vt., May 23,
Mav 9, 1833by Rev. Cyrus Mann. ' She 1>" ^Vest-
minster March 31, 1806. (See Wyman.)
1 Alfred Wyman.
2 Mary,b. Westminster April 10. 1838, m. Augustus
Merritt, Monticello, Minn., Nov. 19, 1857. He
b. Sept. 10, 1827 in New York, son of David I.
Merrett and Sarah (Cropsey) Merrett.
Their children are —
1 Sarah Emma, b. Monticello, Minn., Sept. 23,
1858, d. Cleveland, O., Feb. 6, 1878, urn.
2 Mame Eva, b. Monticello Feb. 11, 1862. She m.
Frank Hills, Cleveland, 0., Sept. 3, 1890. He b.
Jan. 17, 1856, d. Kansas City Oct. 20, 1895.
Mame Eva d. Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 4, 1892.
One child, Eugene Hills b. Kansas City Oct. 19,
3 William Henry, b. Cleveland, O., March 16, 1865,
m. Anna Easter Wright June 27, 1894, Chicago,
111., dau. of Thomas S. and Mary E. (Tuttle)
Wright, b. Oct. 2, 1869. Children: 1 Rose
Wright, b. Chicago, 111., Feb. 21, 1896. 2 Ruth,
b. Chicago, 111., Aug. 16, 1897.
4 Charles Augustus, b. Cleveland, O., July 17, 1867,
d. Feb. 10, 1869.
5 Rose Genevia, b. Cleveland, O., Feb. 8, 1869, m.
Rotheus E. Byram Dec. 15, 1886, res. New York
City. He born April 14, 1855. Children: Mil-
dred, b. New York City June 22, 1890.
6 Eugene Lansdall, b. Cleveland, 0.,Nov. 27,1870.
7 Harry Davis, b. Cleveland, O., Jan. 7. 1874, d.
April 7, 1877.
3 William Harrison, son of Ira and Sarah, b. West-
minster Anril 30. 1840, um.
2d Mrs. Martha Bliss June 22, 1786.
5 Hannah, b. Concord Feb. 22, 1761, d. Jan. 19,
6 Jonathan, b. Concord Jan. 7, 1763, d. Oct. 17,
9th Gen.— Alfred Wyman Hoar, b. Westminster
May 7, 1834; 9 a.m.,m. Josephine Jackson, Mon-
ticello, Minn., May 25, 1869, by the Rev. L. C.
Collins. Josephine Jackson b. Monticello, N. Y.,
Feb. 3, 1843. (See Jackson.)
1 Charles Alfred, b. Monticello, Minn., Dec. 18,
1871, at 9:40 p. m.
2 Arthur Jackson, b. Cleveland, 0., Nov. 26, 1873,
at 4:10 p. m., m. Florence Mae Holland, Minne-
apolis, Minn., March 10, 1897. She b. Aug. 16,
UNCLE TIMOTHY HORR'S FAMILY.
8th Gen.— Timothy Horr, b. Westminster July 24,
1791, at 11 p. m., d. Worcester Feb. 20, 1868, 1st
m. Lydia Bowker, Athol, Jan. 21, 1819. 2d m.
Hannah H. Ellis, Providence, R. I., June 6, 1849.
She b. Barre, June 7, 1814, d. Cambridgeport
April 2, 1884. Lydia Bowker b. Phillipston, June
9, 1794, d. Athol Sept. 11, 1848.
Children by Lydia —
1 Addison Dwight, b. Athol March 28, 1820, d.
Boston Aug. 5, 1892, um.
2 Lucy Ann, b. Athol, 1823, d. 1827.
3 Susan Graves, b. Athol Jan. 24, 1825, d. Roxbury
Aug. 13, 1892, m. Mathew Cheney May 25, 1846.
Heb. North Orange June 21, 1821, d. Dorchester
Dec. 3, 1896, 7:30 p. m. Children: Ella Bow-
ker, b. Boston Nov. 22, 184-9. She m. Samuel D.
Bowker, Boston, Dec. 17, 1873, He b. Jan. 17,
1846-7. Their children are Hanw Bowker, b.
Boston July 2, 1876.
4 Christopher Columbus, b. Athol March 9, 1827,
d. Dec. 15, 1889. lstm. Airs. Lucy F.YVads worth
December, 1868, b. Clarendon, Vt., May 23,
1836, d. Athol, June 14, 1886. She had dau. by
1st hus., Jose, b. Oct. 23, 1855. 2d m. Ella Lou-
isa Darling Jan. 28, 1888. No children. She 2d
m. Howard and d. Athol Oct. 24, 1897.
5 Charles, b. Athol Aug. 9, 1830, urn (living).
6 Eliza, b. Athol 1832, d. 1834.
Children by Hannah H. Ellis:
1 Frederick Ellis, b. Athol April 11, 1853, m. Ellen
Helena Dimond, Boston, Feb. 15, 1882. She b.
Salisbury, X. H., June 29, 1845. No children.
THE HUNT FAMILY LINEAGE AND RECORDS.
The name of Hunt is of English origin and dates
far back in English History. It was spelled in differ-
ent forms, and the meaning of the word is to "pur-
sue." They appear to be a race of men devoted to the
chase, and many of the branches were persons of
wealth and leisure. Our line came from Halifax,
Count}' of York, England, to New England about
1635. The Hunts of this country in my line adopt
the coat of arms of "Hunt of Carleton, Rothwell,
County of York, England, A. D. 1286." The name is
mentioned in the journals of the house of lords and
commons, and in Queen Elizabeth's time many favors
were bestowed upon the Hunts. If the lines of the
Hunts have not kept up in qualit\ r in this country
we certainly have in quantity. My father says that
the Concord family sent a lawyer over to the old coun-
try to establish their claim to a fortune, but he died
on passage and nothing more was done about it.
The first in our line that we have traced is one
William Hunt, who is supposed to have settled in
Concord Aug. 12, 1635. Bancroft says of this event:
"As a little band toiling through thickets of rugged
bushes, and climbing over crossed trees made its way
along Indian paths to the green meadows of Con-
cord." William Hunt was made freeman at Concord
June 2, 1641. He was a large landholder, and left a
large estate to his sons. A part of said lands are
held to this day by William H. Hunt, a descendant
Nehemiah Hunt, father of Lydia, who married
Timothy Hoar of Concord and Westminster, was
engaged in the battle of Concord, April 19, 1775.
My Grandmother, I/ydia, witnessed the battle, which
was fought near her father's house. She said that
there was no order on the American side that day.
At first the Americans were on one side of the river
and the British the other, but afterwards eve^one
seemed to be firing as the}' pleased until the British
soldiers left town.
Revolutionary War Archives State of Massachu-
setts, Secretary of State reports Nehemiah Hunt's
services in Revolutionary war as follows:
"Appears in an order for advance pay given by
company, dated Cambridge, June 6, 1775, payable
to Capt. Walker. Pay due on account ol service in
Capt. Benj. Walker's Co., Col. Bridges Reg't.
"Appears with rank of Private on muster and pay-
roll ol Capt. Stephen Russell's Co., Col. Samuel
Bullard's Reg't. Enlisted Aug. 15, 1777. Discharged
Nov. 30, 1777.
"Appears with rank of Private on muster and pay
roll of Capt. Joshua Leland's Co. of Guards under
Maj. Nathaniel He ith. Detached by order of Gen.
Hancock to man forts in and about Boston. En-
listed Oct. 5, 1779. Discharged Nov. 10, 1779."
FAMILY OF WILLIAM HUNT.
1st Gen. — William Hunt, b. Halifax, England,
1605, 1st m. Elizabeth Best, who d. Feb. 27,
1661. 2d m. Mrs. Mercy Rice 1664. He settled
in Concord, Mass., Aug. 12, 1635, d. at Marlbo-
rough October, 1667.
Children of Elizabeth—
2 Samuel, b. , 1633.
3 Elizabeth, b Concord 1636, d. Aug. 18, 1704, m.
John Barron, April 1, 1664.
4 Hannah, b. Concord Dec. 12, 1640.
5 Isaac, b. Concord, 1647, d. Concord Dec. 12,
1680, m. Mary Stone May 14, 1667.
FAMILY OF NEHEMIAH HUNT.
2d Gen. — Nehemiah Hunt, b.1631, d. Concord April
6, 1717, m. Mary Toll June 2, 1663 (spelled Tooll
Con. Reg.) She" b. 1644, d. Concord Aug. 29,
Children by Mary—
1 Mary, b. Concord Sept. 28, 1664, m. Eliphalet
Fox Nov. 30, 1681. He d. Aug. 15, 1711.
2 John, b. Concord April 16, 1666, d. May 19, 1666.
3 John, b. Concord May 30, 1667, d. June 10, 1669.
4 Nehemiah, b. Concord Sept. 29, 1669, d. Oct. 27,
1718, m. Elener Hunt Aug. 23, 1705.
5 William, b. Concord 1671, d. July 15, 1673.
6 John, b. Jan. 12, 1673, d. May 3, 1765, m. Mary
Brown April 29, 1703. She b. 1681, d. July 14,
7 Mercy, b. Concord Nov. 29, 1676, d. Nov. 28,
1733, m. David Whittaker Dec. 3, 1707.
9 Hannah, b. Concord 1681, m. George Robbins, of
Stow, March 3, 1719.
10 Simon, b. Concord March 7, 1681, d. at Castle
Soldier Oct. 8, 1702.
11 Elizabeth, b. Concord 1684, m. Jeremiah Hop-
kinson of Rowley, June 9, 1705.
12 Rebecca, b. Concord 1686, m. Bateman.
FAMILY OF WILLIAM HUNT.
3d Gen. — William Hunt, b. Concord, Nov. 1,1678, d
May 15, 1755, m. Mary Carly (maiden name
French) widow of Abraham Carly. She b. 1685,
d. Nov. 17, 1760.
Children by Mary —
1 Simon, b. Concord 1711, d. Aug. 9, 1777, m. Anna
Barron Jan. 20, 1742. She d. Dec. , 1794.
2 William, b. Concord, March 20, 1715, d. Jan. 14,
3 Mercy, b. Concord May 22, 1718.
4 William, b. Concord April 11, 1720, m. Elizabeth
Hildreth of Wesford, April 3, 1746.
FAMILY OF NEHEMIAH HUNT.
4th Gen. — Nehemiah Hunt, b. Concord April 19,
1727, d. Nov. 14, 1785, m. Submit Bateman by
Rev. Mr. Bliss April 11, 1762. She b. Concord
Aug. 21, 1742, d. October 1791.
Children by Submit —
1 Mary, b. Concord Aug. 22, 1762, d. March 26,
2 Nehemiah, b. Concord April 27, 1764, d. Feb. 18,
3 David, b. Concord June 15, 1766, d. Nov. 1848.
4 Lydia. (See Hoar.)
5 John, b. Concord Nov. 17, 1770, d. Jan. 10, 1849.
6 Hephsibah, b. Concord Feb. 4, 1773, d. Westmin-
ster April 21, 1861, m. Thomas Estabrook, West-
minster. He b. June 4, 1772, d. Jan. 1, 1849.
7 Submit, b. Concord May 11, 1775, d. Westmin-
ster Oct. 13, 1841, m. Timothy Fessenden, West-
minster Published July 12, 1800. He b. June 6,
1773, d. Westminster Oct. 22, 1834.
8 Sarah, b. Concord May 5, 1777, m. 1st William
Convers of Bedford, Nov. 13, 1800, m. 2d
9 Polly, b. Concord May 11, 1779, m. Perley,
10 Anna, b. Concord Sept. 16, 1781, m. Abner
Wright Dec. 29, 1803. He b. Nov. 13, 1769.
11 Meriam, bi Concord Dec. 15, 1784, d. Westmin-
ster Jan. 10, 1812, m. Joseph Brown, Westmin-
ster; 2 children. He married 3 times. He was b.
Oct. 13, 1780, d. March 31, 1826.
LINEAGE OF SUBMIT BATEMAN, WIFE OF
1st Gen. — Thomas Bateman, settled Concord, d.
Feb. 6, 1669, m. 1st Martha , who d. Con-
cord Aug. 3, 1665, m. 2d Margret Knite Jan. 27,
1668; no children by Margret.
2d Gen.— Thomas, son of Thomas and Martha Bate-
man, m. Abigail Merriam, dau. of George and
Susana Merriam, April 25, 1672. Sheb. May 15,
1647-8, d. Aug. 14, 1684.
3d Gen.— John, son of Thomas and Abigail, b. Con.
cord April 12, 1679, m. Elizabeth . Shed.
Nov. 20, 1715.
4th Gen.— John, son of John and Elizabeth, b. Con-
cord Oct. 18, 1706. He d. Nov. 17, 1752, m.
Anna Wheeler Feb. 10, 1731-2.
Children by Anna —
1 Elizabeth, b. Concord March 25, 1733, m. John
Brown Jan. 26, 1757.
2 Jonas, b. Concord Jan. 17, 1735.
3 John, b. Concord Oct. 21, 1737.
4 Mary, b. Concord, Feb. 26, 1739-40.
5 Submit, b. Concord Aug. 21, 1742, m. Nehemiah
6 Thomas, b. Concord Feb. 3, 1744, d. May 1,
7 Lydia, b. Concord March 7, 1746.
8 Rebekah, b. Concord Sept. 15, 1749.
9 Hephsibah, b. Concord Feb. 16, 1752.
LINEAGE OF ANNA WHEELER.
Timothy Wheeler, son of Thomas and Sarah, b.
Concord July 24, 1667, d. April 14, 1718, m.
Lydia, dau. of John and Sarah Wheeler, May 19,
1692. Of their children Anna was b. Sept. 26,
1713 and m. John Bateman Feb. 10, 1731-2.
LINEAGE AND FAMILY RECORDS OF THE
The name of Wyman is of German derivation.
The first in my mother's line that we have traced was
named Francis, of the parish of West Mill, Hereford-
shire, England, husbandman.
In his will, dated Sept. 15, 1658, and proved Feb.
14, 1659, he gave to his son Thomas his tenement,
lands, buildings, and all the rest of his goods, except
unto Jane his wife 10s., sister Susan Hewitt (widow)
40s, and "to his two sons over the sea, Francis and
John, £10 each if they come over to demand same."
We are not certain whether the two brothers came
over the sea together or not, but Francis arrived in
Charlestown prior to 1641 and settled in Woburn.
With his brother John he buys of Joseph Rooke, at-
torney of J. Coggin, the administrator of Thomas
Costmere, 500 acres of land in 1665. Francis and
John were the first settlers of the Wyman family in
Francis was a tanner by trade. A selectman in
167-4-5. Inclined to the Baptist faith. It is written
on his tomb, "The memory of ye just is blessed."
Lieut. John, brother of Francis, was b. 1621, m.
Nov. 5, 1641 to Sarah Xutt and had ten children. He
d. May 9, 1684. A John Wyman was killed by the
Indians at the Narragansett fight, Dec. 19, 1676. A
David Wyman was in Capt. Samuel McCobb's Co. in
Revolutionary war, and many others of the Wyman
family were in that war.
From Francis' and Abigail's line my grandfather.
David Wyman, was born in 1767, and came to West-
minster in 1793. In July, 1792, he bought in lot 112
water power with a fulling mill and clothiers shop
on the same. He in early life learned the business of
fulling cloth at Dracut and in Westminster he carried
on a large business in that line during life. He left a
large estate for those days at his death. After his
death his son Franklin bought out all the water
power, known as Wachusett Village, and established
several paper mills in the village. He also had a
chair shop for wood seat chairs. He retired from
business and removed to Worcester in 1871. In 1892
the water power and lands were sold to the cit\ T of
Fitchburg, with all the buildings thereon. He held
town office for several years and was a representa-
tive in the general court from 1863 to '67. Joel, son
of David, entered the first class at Amherst College,
graduated in 1828, afterwards studied medicine at
Charleston, S. C, and practiced medicine in that
state and owned a large tract of land.
Benjamin, son of David, was a prominent man in
Westminster and held several town offices. He was
postmaster of Wachusettsville and justice of the
peace for many years.
Alfred, son of David, established the "Westmin-
ster Bakery," in Westminster, and afterwards carried
on the business in Worcester. He was a friend of
Garrison and for many years engaged in the anti-
Our mother taught many terms of school in
Westminster before her marriage.
LINEAGE AND FAMILY RECORD.
1st Gen.— Francis Wyman, Parish of West Mill, Eng.,
b. , d. 1659, m. 1st supposed Elizabeth ,
who was buried June 22, 1630. m. 2d Jane ,
mentioned in will.
Children as in church register, West Mill Eng.:
1 Francis, bap. May 2, 1617.
2 Thomas, bap. April — , 1618.
3 Frances, bap. Feb. 24, 1619.
4 John, bap. Feb. 3, 1621.
5 Richard, bap. March 14, 1623.
6 William, bap. Aug. 31, 1628, d. July 1630.
FRANCIS WYMAN'S FAMILY.
2d Gen.— Francis Wyman, bap. West Mill, Eng., May
2, 1617, d. Woburn Nov. 28, 1699, m. 1st Dudith
Pierce, dau. of John and Elizabeth, Jan. 30, 1644;
m. 2d Abigail Reed, dau. of William Reed, Oct. 2,
Children by Abigail —
1 Judith, b. Woburn Sept. 29, 1652, d. Dec. 22, 1652.
2 Francis, b. Woburn 1654, d. urn. April 26, 1676.
3 William, b. Woburn 1656, d. 1705, m. Prudence
Putman, dau. of Thomas.
4 Abigail, b. Woburn 1660, d. Sept. 17. 1720. ra.
5 Timothy. (Farmer.)
6 Joseph, b. Woburn Nov. 9, 1663 (trade, tailor) d.
July 21, 1714, urn.
7 Nathaniel, b. Woburn Nov. 25, 1665, d. Dec. 8,,
1717, m. Alary Winn.
8 Samuel, b. Woburn Nov. 29. 1667, d. May 17.
1725, m. Rebecca Johnson.
9 Thomas, b. Woburn April 1, 1671, d. Sept. 4,
1731. m. Mary Richardson May 5. 1696, she d.
Jan. 7, 1743.
10 Benjamin, b. Woburn Aug. 25. 1674. d. Dec. 19,
1735, m. Elizabeth Hanccck, who d. Bedford
11 Stephen, b. Woburn June 2, 1676. d. Aug. 19.
12 Judith, b. Woburn Jan. 15, 1679, living in 1715,
m. Nathaniel Bacon.
TIMOTHY WYMAN'S FAMILY.
3d Gen. — Timothy WvMAX,b. Woburn Sept. 15,1661,
d. 1709, m. Hannah .
Children by Hannah —
1 Hannah, b. Woburn July 7, 1688, d. , m.
Israel Reed June 1, 1717.
2 Timothy, b. Woburn April 5, 1691. m. Hannah
3 Solomon, b. Woburn Oct. 24, 1693, d. July 4,
5 Eunice, b. Woburn Feb. 24, 1698. d , m. Hen-
r\- Tottingham Sept. 7, 1721.
6 Ann, b. Woburn March 18-26, 1700. d. urn.
March 25, 1744.
7 Judith, b. Woburn Jane 11-16, 1702, d. , m.
John Wright, Cambridge, March 23, 1725.
8 Eli, b. Woburn March 11, 1704, d. um. Aug. 22,
9 Ebenezer, b. Woburn March 21, 1706, d. .
10 Hester, b. Woburn .
11 Elizabeth, b. Woburn .
12 Prudence, b. Woburn March 8, 1709, m. Thomas
JOSEPH WYMAN'S FAMILY.
4th Gen.— Joseph Wyman, b. Woburn Nov. 1, 1695,
living 1772, settled in Billerica, Mass., and Pel-
ham, N.H., m. Ruth Baldin, b. 1702, d. Sept. 20,
Children by Ruth—
1 Ruth, b. Sept. 15, 1723, d. Aug. 8, 1805.
3 Levi, b. Dracut April 16 or July 11, 1731-2.
4 John, b. Dracut Sept. 9, 1739.
JOSEPH WYMAN'S FAMILY.
5th Gen— Joseph Wyman, b. Sept. 10, 1725, d. 1775,
m. Mary Johnson April 16,1752. Shem.2dJohn
Children by Mary—
1 Mary, b. Oct. 22, 1752, d. about 1825, m. Joel
2 Sarah,.b. March 20, 1755, d. .
3 Phoebe, b. Aug. 12, 1756, d. , m. James Brown;
Windham, March 18, 1783.
4 Joseph, b. May 18, 1761, d. 1763-4.
5 Betsey, b. June 20, 1764, d. , m. at Brandon,
7 Amos, b. Pelham, N. H., Jan. 12, 1770, d. Ben-
nington, Vt., about 1824, m.two wives, last one
d. 1816, at Westminster, Mass.
DAVID WYMAN'S FAMILY
6th Gen.— David Wyman, b. Pelham, N. H., March
18, #767, d. Westminster March 7, 1839, m.Hul-
dah Brown March 4, 1795. She b. Westminster
Oct. 18, 1773, d. Westminster April 11, 1843.
Children by Huldah—
1 Huldah, b. Westminster Get. 31, 1795, d. West-
minster Oct 4, 1800.
2 Jonas, b. Westminster Dec. 4,1796, d. Oct. 3,
3 Harriet, b. Westminster Oct. 25, 1798, d. Oct. 6,
4 Joel, b. Westminster Dec. 6, 1800, d.S. C.Jan. 20,
1883, m. Clemtina C. Hay, Beaufort, S. C, March
5 Benjamin, b. Westminster Aug. 13, 1802, d. West-
minster Oct. 22, 1894, m. 1st Lydia Bacon, West-
minster Aug. 1, 1832, d. July 5, 1834; m. 2d Lu-
cinda Merick, Princeton, 1836. d. June 7, 1842,
m. 3d Mrs. Lovey (Hazen) Sprague, Aug. 23,
1843, d. March 4, 1889, 2 children.
6 Huldah, b. Westminstr Aug. 22, 1804, d. West-
minster Jan. 24, 1865, m. Horatio Eager, West-
minster, May 25, 1834, d. Sept. 30, 1875; 4 chil-
7 Sarah (see Hoar.)
8 Franklin, b. Westminster Jan. 20, 1808, d. Wor-
cester Aug. 12, 1893, m. 1st Henrietta B. Hazen,
Shirley, Dec. 3, 1839, d. June 26, 1860, 3 children;
m. 2d"Amelia E. Brooks, Ashby, Dec. 19, 1861, d.
Aug. 7, 1864, 1 child; m. 3d Sophia L. Gardner,
Shirley, Dec. 7, 1865, 1 child.
9 Marcus, b. Westminster Oct. 10, 1809, d. West-
minster May 20, 1843, urn.
10 David, b. Westminster Feb. 8, 1812, d. Minneap-
olis, Minn., Oct 5, 1876, m. Mary Jackson, West-
minster, Dec. 2, 1841. (See Jackson.)
11 Harrison, b. Westminster Oct. 20, 1813, d. West-
minster Oct. 11, 1855, m. Mrs. Jane (Wilder)
Lock Nov. 16, 1846, 2 children.
12 Adeline, b. Westminster April 5, 1816, d. Mon-
ticello, Minn., Aug. 24, 1882, m. Fredrick J. Hay,
Beaufort, S. C, May 25, 1844, 6 children.
13 Alfred, b. Westminster March 13, 1819, d. Wor-
cester June 13, 1895, m. Abbie Furbush, West-
minster, May 25, 1843, d. Worcester July 13,
1894; no children.
UNCLE DAVID WYMAN'S FAMILY
Children by Mary Jackson. (See Jackson.)
1 Marcus, b. Westminster Nov. 12,1846, d. Monti-
cello, Minn., March 21, 1874.
2 Ella Rosa, b. Westminster Nov. 9, 1850, d. Mon-
ticello, Minn , Aug. 17, 1871.
3 Ada Eudora, b. Westminster June 3, 1854, d.
Minneapolis, Minn., May 16, 1890, m. Wilmot
Parcher, Monticello, Minn., June 23, 1874; no
children, family now extinct.
LINEAGE OF THE BROWN FAMILY.
1st Gen. — Edward BROWX,of Inkburrow, Worcester-
2d Gen. — Nichols Browx, son of Edward, who set-
tled in New England.
3d Gen.— Joxathax Browx, son of Nichols, m. Mehit-
able Hay, Reading, Mass.
4th Gen.— Joxathax Browx, son of Jonathan and
Mehitable, b. Reading 1742, d. Westminster,
March 14, 1821, m. Huldah Hawkes of Leomis-
ter. She b. 1743, d. Westminster Jan. 1, 1819.
Children by Huldah—
1 Jonathan, b. Westminster Aug. 30, 1765, d. July
24, 1840, m. Beulah Jackson.
2 Benjamin, b. Westminster, March 9, 1769, d.
1802. m. Jemima Jackson.
3 Joseph, b. Westminster April 6, 1772, d. Sept. 11,
8th Gen.— Cyrus B. Jackson.
Rachel Jane (Crooker) Jackson.
4- Huldah, b. (See David Wyman.)
5 Sally, b. Westminster Dec. 14, 1778, d. ,1802.
6 Joseph, b. Westminster Oct. 13, 1780, d. March
31, 1826. m. Miriam Hunt. (See Hunt.)
7 John, b. Westminster, March 13, 1785, d. March
29, 1809, m. 1st Nancy Knower, March 2, 1805;
she d. July 3, 1805; m. 2d Sally Knower Jan. 10,
Jonathan Brown, 1th, services in the Revolu-
tionary war: Went as Private in Capt. Esta-
brook's Co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's Reg't, 10 days.
Cambridge, Mass., April 1775, went as Private in
Elisha Jackson's Co., Col. Bridges Reg't, 10 days,
Aug. 1777. East Hoosick, X. Y.
THE JACKSON FAMILY LINEAGE AND
The name of Jackson is derived from Jack and Son;
a worker in metals or engaged in trade. When first
used as a surname is not known. The first that we
have traced in my wife's line is Christopher, who
lived in London, England, and owned a fine estate in
the east part of the great metropolis. He had two
wives, five sons, and ten daughters. His son,
Deacon John Jackson, settled in Cambridge (now
Newton. Mass.) in 1639. He was born in 1600, bap-
tized in the Parish of Stepny, London, Eng., June 6,
1602, and died in Newton, Mass., Jan. 30, 1674-5.
He took freeman's oath in 1641. Left lands and
£1230 in money. He was the first settler in Newton
and it is said that his male descendants are now
Edward Jackson, brother of John, is in our line,
and came from White Chapel, London, Eng., to New-
ton, Mass., about 1642. Took the freeman's oath in
May, 1645. His trade was a nail maker. He pur-
chased a farm of Gov. Bradstreet in 1646 of 500 acres
for £140, which farm Gov. B. bought of Thomas
Mayhew of Watertown in 1638, the consideration of
which was six cows (see Suffolk deeds vol. 1), it
being the same farm, in part, recently held by Jona-
than Hunnewell, and the same in part by William
Jackson and several others at Newton Corners. He
is said to be one of the first men of the Colony. He
was chosen Representative from Cambridge in 1647
and was elected to that office for sixteen years, and
was otherwise much engaged in public life. He was
constantlv present with the Rev. John Eliot at his
lectures to the Indians at Nonantum, to take notes,
both of the questions made by the Indians and the
answers by Mr. Eliot. He married 2d Mrs. Elizabeth
Oliver after his arrival in this country. She was the
widow of Rev. John Oliver, a graduate of Harvard
College 1645, first minister of Runnery Marsh (Chel-
sea) and a daughter of John Newgate of Boston.
She was a woman of remarkable energy and useful-
ness, and was long known and looked to as the
mother of the village. She was so in a peculiar sense,
for she not only left a numerous posterity herself, biit
was present and assisted at the birth of every child
in town for nearly half a century. Forty-four (44)
descendants of Edward were in the Revolutionary
w^ar from Newton or near that place. He died in
1681 leaving an estate of 1,600 acres of land, two
slaves valued at £5 each, and £2,477 19s. 6d. (See
will Inv. Midd'l Prob. Office, Vol. 5 P. 111.)
He bequeathed 400 acres of land in Billerica
(bought in 1656) books and manuscripts, and all the
debts due him in England to Harvard College, twen-
ty-five (25) acres of land in Newton for the use of the
His son, Sebus, or Seaborn, was a soldier in King
Philip's war and his son Edward drew Lot No. 42
(1st div.) in Narragansett No. 2 (Westminster). This
Edward, with Samuel, were standing committee
of the proprietors of Narragansett No. 2, 1733-4.
Edward and Zachariah Smith built the first house in
Narragansett No. 2.
Sebus settled in Newton on part of his father's
Of the other children of the 1st Edward Jackson,
Sr., Jonathan settled in Boston; took freeman's oath
in 1671. Kept shop in Cornhill and was burned out
Edward settled on homestead. Representative
from Newton in 1702; ordained deacon 1707. He
had Samuel b. 1695 and d. 1742. He m. Bovodell
Jackson and she m, 2d Thomas Prentice. He settled
on homestead and his son, Capt. Samuel, b. March
6, 1739, married Balwinand had no children and
the male descendants became extinct in this branch.
He also settled on his father's place, but he was indo-
lent and intemperate and the ancient and beautiful
homestead passed out of the hands of the Jacksons.
Isaac Jackson, 5th in our line held town office in
Newton and had lands in Westminster.
Edward Jackson, 6th, son of Isaac, was in the
Revolutionary war as follows: Ten (10) days in
Capt. John Estabrook's Co., Col. Asa Whitcomb's
Reg't.; rank Private.
Ten (10) days in Capt. Elisha Jackson's Co., Col.
Bridges' Reg't., August, 1777. Also 27 days in same
Com. under Gen. Gates, stationed at Fishkill, N. Y.;
Cyrus Brooks Jackson, son of Edward, the^th,
was a prominent Odd-Fellow when living at Monti-
cello, N. Y., belonging to Mongaapa Lodge No. 298.
Also deputy sheriff of Sullivan Co., N. Y. He was
Brigadier General of the State Militia of Pennsylva-
nia of the counties ot Susquehanna and Wayne, First
Brigade, 10th Div. Date of Com. June 6, 1859.
He was a member of the Legislature (lower
house) State of Minnesota, in 1872.
FAMILY OF CHRISTOPHER JACKSON,
1st Gen.— Christopher Jackson, b. , d. , m.
two wives and had five sons and ten daughters.
He died in London, Eng., in December 1633. His
son John, b. in London, Eng., in 1600, d. at New-
ton, Mass., Jan. 30, 1674 or '75. Settled in Cam-
bridge, Mass., in 1639. His son Edward came to
Newton, Mass., in 1642. Names of the other
children not traced.
FAMILY OF EDWARD JACKSON, SR.
2d Gen.— Edward Jackson, b. White Chapel, Lon-
don, Eng., 1602, baptized Feb, 3, 1604, d. at
Newton, Mass., July 17, 1681. m. 1st Frances
, London, Eng.; m. 2d Mrs. Elizabeth Oliver,
dau. of John Newgate, of Boston, March 14,
1648. She b. 1617, d. at Newton, Sept. 30, 1709.
Children by Frances, born in London, Eng. —
1 Israel, bap. March 9, 1631.
2 Margaret, bap. Jan. 1, 1633.
3 Hannah, b. 1631, bap. May 1, 1634, m. John
4 Rebecca, bap. Oct. 12, 1636, m. Thomas Prentice.
5 Caleb, bap. Oct. 10, 1638.
6 Joseph, bap. Sept. 13, 1639.
7 Frances, b. , d. at Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 5,
8 Jonathan, b. , d. at Boston, , 1693.
9 Sebus (or Seaborn) b. on passage to America in
Children by Elizabeth —
10 Sarah, b. at Newton, Jan. 5, 1649; m. Rev. Nehe-
miah Hobart, Newton, March 21, 1677.
11 Edward, b. Newton Dec. 15, 1652, d. 1727 (will
proved November, 1727), m. Abigail .
12 Lydia, b. Newton 1656, d. July 12, 1726. m.
Joseph Fuller, son of John Fuller, Newton, 1679.
13 Elizabeth, b. Newton April 28, 1658, d. ; m.
1st John Prentice, son of Capt. Thomas, June 28,
1677; 2d unknown.
14 Ruth, b. Newton Jan. 15, 1664, d. 1692, urn.
SEBUS (OR SEABORN) JACKSON'S FAMILY.
3d Gen.— Sebus Jackson, b. 1642, d. Newton, Dec. 6,
1690; m. Sarah Baker, of Roxbury, April 19,
1671. She b. , d. 1726.
Children by Sarah—
1 Sebus, b. Newton, Sept. 12, 1672, d. young.
3 John, b. Newton, Jan. 2, 1675, d. .
4 Sarah, b. Newton, Nov. 8, 1680, m. John Draper,
5 Elizabeth, b. Newton, March 2, 1683, m. 1st
Grant, m. 2d John Taylor, 1714.
6 John, b. Newton, March 15, 1685, m. Mary
7 Jonathan, b. Newton, Dec. 10, 1686, went to sea
1714, last known.
8 Mary, b. Newton, Dec. 26, 1687, m. Daniel Cook,
9 Joseph, b. Newton, March 6, 1690, m. Patience
EDWARD JACKSON'S FAMILY.
4th Gen. — Edward Jackson, b. Newton, May 12,
1673, d. Newton 1766, m. Mary .
Children by Mary—
1 Experience, b. Newton, Aug. 9, 1696, m. Jonathan
2 Edward, b. Newton, Oct. 1, 1698, m. Abigail .
4 Sarah, b. Newton, Oct. 28, 1703, m. Philip Nor-
crose (see will vol. 30.)
5 Sebus, b. Newton, April 20, 1706, m. Abigail
6 Michael, b. Newton, Feb. 28, 1709-10, m. Phebe
7 Rev. Jonathan, b. Newton, June 25, 1713, d. June
26, 1736. Graduated Harvard College 1733.
8 Anna, b. Concord, August 1714.
ISAAC JACKSON'S FAMILY.
5th Gen.— Isaac Jacksox, b. Newton, Feb. 2,1701,
d. Feb. 5, 1769, m. Ruth Greenwood, dau. of John
Greenwood. July 10, 1729.
Children by Ruth—
1 Josiah, b. Newton, April 23. 1730. d. Westmin-
ster Feb. 5, 1776, m. Mary Darby Jan. 30, 1755.
She 2d m. 1783 , Jonas Winship. She d. at West-
minster, Feb. 4, 1823.
2 Isaac, b. Newton, May 29, 1732; 3 wives.
3 Oliver, b. Newton, Sept. 15, 1731, d. um. 1757.
1 Elisha, b. Newton, Feb. 2. 1737. d. at Gardner.
6 Ruth, b. Newton, Oct. 17, 1741, d. , m. Capt.
Edward Fuller. 1759.
EDWARD JACKSON'S FAMILY.
6th Gen. — Edward Jacksox, b. Newton. Sept. 3,
1739, d. Westminster, Aug. 25,1830. He settled
in Westminster in 1766; m. Jemima S. Trow-
bridge, dau. of Jonathan and Jemima, of Newton .
She b. Newton 1715, d. Westminster Feb. 20,
Children by Jemima —
1 John, b. Westminster, July 19, 1767, d. Dec. 27,
1855; m. 1st Susannah Sawyer, published April
11, 1792, dau. of Jonathan and Susannah. She
b. Westminster, Feb. 22, 1770, d. Dec. 1. 1831;
8 children; m. 2d Mrs. Nancy Lynde. b. 1786, d.
Feb. 8, 1869.
2 Milicent, b. Westminster, June 12, 1769, d. Oct.
28, 1825, m. David Cowee", Dec. 22, 1789. He b.
March 2, 1763, d. 1828.
3 Jemima, b. Westminster, Sept. 15, 1771. d. 1804,
m. Benjamin Brown Jan. 25, 1796. He b, March
9, 1769, d. 1802.
4 Edward, b. Westminster, Feb. 25, 1774, d. Dec.
5 Olive, b. Westminster, May 9, 1776, d. Aug. 18,
1859, m. Samuel Bruce, who d. Feb. 26, 1830.
6 Anna, b. Westminster, March 1, 1778, d. May 9,
1821, m. Jonathan Whitman, published Sept. 30,
8 Joseph, b. Westminster, Aug. 11, 1782, d. , m.
Eunice Bolton. She b. Aug. 9, 1786.
9 Ruth, b. Westminster, Aug. 26, 1784, d. Feb. 15,
10 Josiah, b. Westminster, March 28, 1787, d. ,
res. N. Y., m. Betsey Kendell.
11 Levi, b. Westminster, March 12, 1790, d. May
EDWARD JACKSON'S FAMILY.
7th Gen.— Edward Jackson, b. Westminster, Aug. 8,
1780, d. Jan. 3, 1860, m. Dolly Brooks, May 16,
1804, dau. of Jonathan and Mary (Winship)
Brooks, of Fitchburg. She b. Aug. 31, 1781, d.
July 15, 1863.
Children by Dolly—
1 Levi, b. Westminster, Oct. 10, 1804, d. Sept. 14,
2 Edward Lyman, b. Westminster, April 17, 1807,
d. Dec. 1, 1824.
3 Levi, b. Westminster, Dae. 14, 1809, d. April
21, 1865, m. Jane Grant, May 13, 1838, of
4 Cyrus Brooks.
5 Dorothy, b. Westminster, June 21, 1813, d. in-
6 Dolly, b. Westminster, Nov. 29, 1815, d. Sept. 22,
1895, m. George W. Whitney, published Sept. 9,
1837. He b. March 7, 1813, d. July 8, 1896.
7 Mary, b. Westminster, Sept. 5, 1818. d. Monti-
cello, Minn., Feb. 19, 1897, m. David Wyman
CYRUS BROOKS JACKSON'S FAMILY.
8th Gen. — Cyrus Brooks Jackson, b. Westminster,
Jan. 12, 1812, d. Monticello, Minn., Oct. 2, 1878,
m. 1st Mrs. Rachel Jane (Crooker) Hodgkins,
dau. of Francis Winter and Jane McCobb Crook-
er, Bath, Me., by the Rev. Hudson, Boston, Feb.
17, 1838. She b. Bath, Me., April 19, 1816, d.
Friendsville, Pa., Jan. 11, 1864. She m. D welly
T. Hodgkins, March 3, 1S33, at Bath, Me. He
b. Dec. 12, 1810, d. . Children- William D.
Hodgkins, b. Bath, Me., Nov. 3, 1835, d. at Mon-
ticello, N. Y., Sept. 24, 1841. He m. 2d Abbie A.
Chiccster at Mt. Yernon. N. Y. May 27, 1872.
Children by Rachel Jane—
1 Mary Frances, b. Monticello, N. Y., March 13,
1841 (see Stanley.)
2 Hannah Josephine (see Hoar), b. Monticello, N.
Y., Feb. 3, 1843.
3 Edward Lyman, b. Monticello, N. Y., Sept. 6,
1844, d. Monticello, Minn., Feb. 12, 1887, urn.
4 Susan Adelaide, b. Monticello, N. Y., Aug. 5,1847
5 Gen. Andrew, b. Monticello, N. Y., Aug. 14, 1849,
d. June 26, 1856.
6 Charlotte Webster, b. Monticello, N. Y., March
25, 1851, d. Friendsville, Pa., Sept. 14, 1863.
7 Charles Carroll, b. Monticello, N. Y., Nov. 16,
1853, m. Isabel A. Allen, Red Lake, Minn., Nov.
30, 1876, dau. of Dr. Charles P. Allen and Adelia
(Harris) Allen, of Princeton, 111. No children.
8 Dolly Jane, b. Monticello, N. Y., May 25, 1855,
m. Linton Z. Noel, Santiago, Minn., Nov. 2,1887.
He d. Sept. 10, 1895. No children.
9 Cyrus Buel, b. Friendsville, Pa., April 16, 1857.
10 Alice Clara, b. Friendsville, Pa., Feb. 3, 1859, d.
Kandiyohi, Minn., March 22, 1888, m. William
W. McMicking, Monticello. Minn., Dec. 25, 1882.
Children: Alice Elizabeth, b. Monticello, Minn.,
Dec. 22, 1883.
9th Gen— Mathew Stanley, b. Choconut, Pa., Dec.
15, 1829, m. Mary Frances Jackson, Union, N.Y.,
July 12, 1863.
1 Jennie R., b. Choconut, Pa., Nov. 7, 1864, d.June
2 Belle, b. Choconut, Pa., Sept. 17, 1866.
3 Edward Jackson, b. Choconut, Pa., Jan. 16, 1869.
4 William Archie, b. Choconut, Pa., May 24, 1873.
5 Mary Ann, b. Choconut, Pa., March 5, 1876.
6 Alice Winifred, b. Choconut, Pa., Oct. 1, 1879.
7 Charles Jasper, b. Choconut, Pa., Feb. 3, 1883.
9th Gen.— Samuel V. Bailey, b. , m. Susan Ade-
laide Jackson, Monticello, Minn., Oct. 30, 1870.
Children: Josephine W., b. Pine City, Minn.,
Aug. 5, 1873, m. Dr. Frank Archibald, Aug. 31,
1896. Adopted Alice Elizabeth McMicking in
CYRUS BUEL JACKSON'S FAMILY.
9th Gen.— Cyrus Buel Jackson, (see Jackson). He
m. Jessie E. Robinson, Tiffany, N.D.June 1,1886.
She b. Cataruqui, Frontinac Co., Canada, Sept.
20, 1865. Children: Edward L., b. Morris, N.
D., June 2, 1887, d. Oct. 19, 1896. Lilia Mae, b.
Morris, N. D., Sept. 29, 1888. A daughter b. and
d. 5 weeks old. Earl, b. Morris, X. D., Oct. 21,
LINEAGE AND RECORDS OF RACHEL JANE
CROOKER, MOTHER'S SIDE.
The original house of Denny dates back to A. D.
1400, and was in Huntingdonshire, England. John
Denny moved from there in 1495 to Combs, Suffolk
County, England. Thomas descended from John,
married Grace , and their son, Samuel Denny, was
born in 1689 in Combs, England. He came to New
England July 20, 1717, and settled in Georgetown,
now Phipsburg, Me., in 1719. He held town office
and was Chief Justice of the Court of Common
Pleas, and President of the Court of Sessions for Lin-
coln County, then a part of Massachusetts. Samuel
Denny, b. Combs, Suffolk Co., England, 1689, m. 1st
Miss Sarah Robinson, who d. 1750; m. 2d Airs.
Rachel (Loring) White, Aug. 15, 1751, at North Yar-
mouth, by the Rev. Nichols Loring. Sheb.Hull, Suf-
folk Co., Oct. 25, 1717, d. July 15, 1752. She had a
son, John White, and by Samuel Denny, Rachel Den-
ny, b. June 23, 1752, who m. Samuel McCobb, Feb.
18, 1768. Samuel Denny m. three times, d. June 2.
LINEAGE AND RECORDS OF McCOBB FAMILY
1st Gen.— James McCobb, b. in Ireland, 1710, d. New-
England, 1788. Came to New England in 1731.
m. 1st Beitress Rodgers, his cousin, who d. Feb.
1772; m. 2d Mrs. Hannah Miller, Mav, 1774, who
d. July 1779; m. 3d Mrs. Mary Hill, Oct. 1782,
who d. March 1802.
Children by Beatress —
ljohn, b. 1738, Georgetown, killed at Quebec
2 Isabella, b. 1740, Georgetown, d. Oct. 1815.
3 George, b: 1742, Georgetown, d. 1761.
5 James, b. Georgetown, 1746, d. May 16, 1783.
6 Beatress, b. Georgetown, 1748, d. Dec. — , 1816.
7 Thomas, b. Georgetown, 1750-1, d. .
8 and 9 Margaret and Thomas, b. Georgetown,
January 1754, Margaret d. July, 1810, Thomas
10 Nancy, b. Georgetown, April, 1757, d. Feb. 13,
Children by Hannah —
11 and 12 Polly and Jenny, b. 1775, Jenny d. 1812,
. Polly d. 1817.
13 Thomas, b. February, 1778, d. 1815.
SAMUEL McCOBB'S FAMILY.
2d Gen. — Samuel McCobb, b. Georgetown, now
Phipsburg, Me., Nov. 20, 1744, m. Rachel Denny,
Feb. 18, 1768, by the Rev. Ezechiel Emmerson.
He d. July 30, 1791 . He owned a large farm and
timber lands on the Kennebec River a few miles
south of Bath, Me. "He was a man conspicuous
for his benevolence, charity and ability, esteemed
as a gentleman, friend and statesman. Active in
life and beloved by all, he died as he lived in the
hope of a glorious immortality." In 1775 he went
as a delegate to the Provincial Congress of Mas-
sachusetts, at Water town. He was commis-
sioned Captain in the Continental Army May 17,
1775, to Dec. 1775, and was in Col. John Nixon's
Reg't, under Gen. Putnam at the battle of Bunker
Hill at the rail fence. Camped on Winter Hill
Oct. 7, 1775. He went on expedition in Col.
Enos' command to Quebec. He was a Colonel of
Maine militia, Feb. 14, 1776, and ordered to
Rhode Island. In 1779 did service at the siege
of Castine. After Gen. Wadsworth's capture he
was appointed Brigadier General of militia for
the eastern division of the district of Maine.
Children by Rachel —
1 Daughter, b. Georgetown, March 24, 1769, d.
March 25, 1769.
2 Denny, b. Georgetown, Feb. 13, ] 770, Col. U. S.
37th Reg't Inf tyin war 1812; transferred to 45th
Reg't; Dis. June 15, 1814; m. Hannah Crooker,
Bath, Me., Nov. 18, 1798. She d. Bath, Me.,
1856. He d. July, 1849.
3 Beatress, b. Oct. 1, 1772, m. Andrew Reed, May
4 Rachel, b. June 24, 1774, m. Joseph Trott, Aug.
5 Nancy, b. Feb. 1, 1777, m. Nichols LoringMitch-
ell Aug. 1797.
6 John, b. Feb. 9, 1779, m. Sally Westen, Alexandria,
Va., May 13, 1802. He d. December, 1848.
7 Jane, b. April 7, 1781; born 7th day of the month,
7th day of the week and the 7th child.
8 Sally, b. May 15, 1783.
9 Parker, b. March 30, 1785, m. Mrs. Rebecca Hill
McCobb, Sept. 15,1816. He d. Portland, Me.,
JANE McCOBB'S FAMILY.
3d Gen.— Jane McCobb, b. Georgetown, Saturday
morning, April 7, 1781, m. Francis Winter
Crooker, Bath, Me., Sunday evening, by Rev. E.
Emmerson, May 19, 1799, d. Wednesday even-
ing, Dec. 15, 1819. He was b. June 29, 1775, d.
Bath, Me., Jan. 2, 1849.
1 and 2 Rachel and Hannah, b. Georgetown, Me.,
March 8, 1800. Rachel d. Sept. 2, 1800. Han-
nah m. Nov. 4, 1827, John Skolfield. Shed. Bath,
Me., June 12, 1849.
3 Isaac Winslow, b. Bath, Me., June 8, 1802, d.
coast of Africa 1830.
4 Francis Winter, Jr. b.Bath, Me., June 18, 1804,
d. Oct. 27, 1828.
5 John McCobb, b. Bath, Me., Sept. 3, 1806.
6 William Sterner, b. Bath, Me., Feb. 5, 1809, d.
Jan. 21, 1810.
7 Samuel McCobb, b. Bath, Me., Nov. 19, 1810, d.
New York; m. Alice F. Rodick.
8 Wil S wanton, b. Bath, Me., June 3, 1813, d. at
9 Rachel Jane, b. Bath, Me., April 19, 1816. (See
10 Mary Ann, b. Bath, Me., November 1818, d. April
FRANCIS WINTER CROOKER'S LINEAGE AND
1st Gen. — Isaiah Crooker, b. , of New England,
came to ancient Reach (Bath, Me.) in 1748.
Owned large tract of land on the Kennebec River.
He was a large man (weight 400 lbs. in prime)
and was noted for his solid and steadfast charac-
ter. Hem. 1st Betsey Philbrook, dau. of Jona-
than; m. 2d Hannah Harding about 1761.
Children by Betsey —
1 Priscilla, b. Bath, Me., April 15, 1757.
Children by Hannah —
2 Huldah, b. Bath, Me., May 4-6, 1762.
3 Isaiah, b. Bath, Me., April 12, 1764.
4 Elizabeth, b. Bath, Me., March 29, 1767.
5 Jonathan, b. Bath, Me., Oct. 16, 1769.
6 Gamaliel, b Bath, Me., May 20, 1771.
7 William Swanton, b. Bath, Me., April 9, 1773.
8 Francis Winter, b. Bath, Me., June 29, 1775.
9 Fackens, b. Bath, Me., July 13, 1778.
10 Hannah, b. Bath, Me., April 30, 1781, m. Gen.
11 Zaschens, b. Bath, Me., .
NOTES OF THE EARLY HISTORY OF WRIGHT COUNTY,
STATE OF MINNESOTA.
The County of Wright is bounded on the east by Henne-
pin, following the Crow river from its north fork to the
Mississippi; on the south by the Counties of Carver and
McLeod; on the west by the Counties of Meeker and Stearns;
on the north by Sherburne. The Clearwater river between
Stearns, and the Mississippi on the north. Its area in squai*e
miles is 713.97.
Wright County was established Feb. 20, 1855, and was
formerly a part of Cass County, which was established Sept.
1, 1851, and was attached to Benton County. The population
of the County, according to U. S. and state census from 1850
is as follows: 1850, none; I860, 3,729: 1865, 5,028: 1870, 9,457;
1875, 13,775: 1880. 18,104; 1885, 22,790: 1890, 24,164; 1895, 27,653.
The assessed valuation of the County (1897) is $5,631,816. At
the time the County was organized under the territorial legis-
lature, S. B. Olmstead represented us in the council and
James Beatty and Fred Andros in the house.
Minnesota was admitted into the Union May 11, 1858, the
first senator from this County being Samuel E. Adams, who
was also in the second legislature ( 1 859-60. ) The first repre-
sentative (second legislature) was Jackson Taylor, of Buffalo,
and the first territorial associate justice was Moses G. Sher-
burne. The first judges of district court, State of Minnesota,
James Hall. May 24, 1858 to Oct. 1, 1858.
Edward O. Hamlin, to Dec. 31, 1858.
Charles E. Vanderburgh, Jan. 1, 1859 to Jan. 12, 1882.
When the territory, now Wright County, was first in-
habited by man can never be known.
Our religion and civilization came from Asia, and we
look there for the birthplace of man. It seems reasonable
that this country, or the lost Atlantis, may have been the
abode of man long before the historic age. In Mexico and
other states evidence of a past civilization that will compare
favorably with ours, was found when our race came to this
The Tulhuatecas (Toltecs ) are said to be of a race far
advanced in civilization, agriculture and architecture, and the
Aztecs under Montezuma were in many respects the superior
of the followers of Cortes. In our county the only evidence
of a race of men superior to the Indians are the Mound
Builders. At the time of their residence here the lakes and
rivers must have been in the same condition as they were
when first discovered by white men. There were a number of
mounds on my claim in 1854, the most remarkable were three
in the shape of a triangle. The County must have been well
settled at that time and where the mounds are found it must
have been free from timber. This was a heavily wooded terri-
tory when first settled by white men, except a few prairies on
the north. The Mound Builders knew the use of copper and
pottery. Remnants are found in many places. Here the
mounds seem to be used for the burial of their dead. There
was no signs of great battles fought here as in some places in
the Mississippi valley.
Who the first white man was to tread the soil of Wright
County is uncertain. It is said the Earl of Selkirk's party at
one time camped one and a half miles west of the mouth of
Crow river for a short time.
The first permanent settler that we have record of was
John McDonald, of the town now Otsego, who made claim in
Sec. 17, T. 121 R. 23 in April 1852. and moved his family there
the 16th of August. This territory was ceded by the Dako-
tahs on July 23, 1851. It was first claimed by Spain andceded
to France, then in 1803 to the United States.
At the same date Lewis McDonald came to Otsego and
settled in the town. He appears to have been the first white
man that was married in the now Wright County.
Married by O. H. Kelly, one of the founders of the Grange.'
James McPherson. a Scotchman, and his half-breed wife,
settled in September, 1852, in Sec. 15 same town. Soon after
a child was born to them, which was the first white child born
in Wright County.
A. L. Cooley settled on Sec. 16. same town, in fall of 1852.
In the township now Montieello Frederick M. Cadwell and
Herbert W. McCrory came to the County in August. 1852, and
settled on the banks of the Mississippi. McCrory at the mouth
of Mill Creek and Cadwell in T. 122 R. 25. They got a bateau
from Gov. Ramsey and polled it up the river from St.
Anthony looking for claims. This boat (tne Gov. Ramsey)
was the first steamboat above St. Anthony and was built
about 1850. The machinery was brought from Maine by
water. Capt. Rollings, master. It ran to Sauk Rapids and
carried Indian goods. Cadwell and McCrory put up hay that
year and cut wood for the boat. They bought a yoke of oxen
that winter and the next year (1853) broke up land and raised
corn and buckwheat. The buckwheat was taken to St. An-
thony and ground into flour, which appears to be the first
raised in this County.
The Winnebago Indians were here at this time. They
were brought into the territory of Minnesota prior to 1850,
and had a reservation above Sauk Rapids, but having trouble
with the Chippewas soon after their settlement here, they
moved down the Mississippi to the big woods of Cass (now
Wright County. )
A. C. Riggs, then in the U. S. army, helped to move these
Indians to Minnesota. A payment was held in this township
on the Mississippi in the year 1853, and in 1854-5 we remem-
ber many of them as they passed our cabin nearly every day
from Lake Pelican to Butt alo Lake. They also had a camp at
Crow river near Rockford. Their head chief. Winneshiek, was
a man of note, and if he sent for any article at our place they
always offered to pay for it. They removed on a new reser-
vation ( Blue Earth) in the spring of 1855, in canoes by way of
the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers.
In the year 1853 some claims were made, but it does not
appear that they were permanent settlers. A. C. Riggs
marked one in the town that year. In the year 1854 many per-
manent settlers came into the County. Mr. Proctor came in the
spring and made a claim where the village of Monticello was
first laidout. Row Brasie and family came in July: William
Van Ness came with Mr. Brasie, made a claim and soon after
brought his family. In September and October Moritzious
Weissberger and A. C. Riggs laid out the town of Moritzious
(700 acres of land) surveyed by S. M. McManus.
J. B. Rich and Robert Ford also made claims about this
date. About Nov. 1st I came to this township with my father
(Ira Hoar), George Brown ( a cousin of mother's), Joseph
Brown, a brother of George, also cousin of mother, Harrison
Perkins, who married a cousin of mine, and we all made
claims. At the same date Augustus Mitchell, Hosea Hana-
ford (who was killed by a tree on Feb. 9, 1856) and L. D.
Flanders came and made claims in Monticello township.
I remember that our party traveled in a lumber wagon to
Brown's hotel at Big Lake from St. Anthony, and the only
method of crossing the Mississippi river was by fording with
teams or by a dugout ( which was made out of a log by Messrs.
Cadwell and McCrory in 1853. ) When our party went over the
river to the west side, so many were in that the canoe was low
in the water. We were told to sit still and not one of us dis-
obeyed. That being my first experience in a canoe, I was
glad to land on the shores of the now Wright County. There
were but three white women in this town that fall and winter,
Mrs. Brasie, Mrs. Aug. Mitchell and Mrs. Van Ness. Other
settlers in 1854 were Selah Markham, Dean, Pepin, Laplant,
Carrick, Helm and others, all near the north line of the County.
In the winter and spring of 1855 settlers and claims were numer-
ous along the Mississippi river, and all the prairie in the
northern part of the County was taken up.
The first child born in the village of Monticello was John
G. Riggs, Dec. 16. 1855, died Dec. 1, 1876, son of George W.
and A. Riggs.
In the township first child born was a daughter to Mr. and
Mrs. Augustus Mitchell, Oct. 13, 1855.
First death of an adult was Anna, wife of Carlos Caswell,
died June 24, 1855, age 54.
The families of George Brown and Harrison Perkins
remained in St. Anthony during the winter of 1854-5. Father,
myself, George and Josaph Brown built a cabin on the claim
of Joseph Brown on the bank of a lake. It was built of boards
and partly made into the bank. It was warm and comfort-
able. It was used as a school house afterwards. My sister
Mary taught the first school in it outside of the village.
We made rails for fencing. Had a yoke of oxen and
hauled lumber for our own houses from Elk River that winter.
The boards for our cabin were towed by a rope across from
the east bank of the Mississippi in the canoe before mentioned,
and a team took them to Mr. Brown's place. My father and
Mr. Joseph Brown returned east for their families in February,
1855, and in May they returned to the county.
The village of Monticello was laid out late in 1854-5.
Samuel M. McManus, S. T. Creighton and Win. Creighton
bought out the Proctor claim, and James C. Beekman bought
out the claims of W. G. McCrory and son and 299 acres were
platted and recorded as the town of Monticello, County of
Cass, attached to Benton County.
In 1£55 a charter was granted for Monticello Academy,
also for a ferry.
Moritzious was laid out on a part of the old town of the
same name and a long law suit was the result. Many other
towns were laid out in our County that year and the next,
most of them on the banks of the Mississippi. But few are
known at the present time.
In Monticello a steam saw mill was in course of erection
in the fall of 1855 and in operation the next spring at a cost
In May, 1855, James Chambers and his brother Thomas
built the first frame building, and it was used as a store in the
village. In 1856 William Chandler built from the first lumber
of the new saw mill a hotel, and many other buildings were
erected during the year. Other proprietors of the town at
this date were Z. M. Brown. T. G. Mealey and J. G. Smith.
The Moritzious town was changed to Lower Monticello and a
new steam saw mill was erected thereon during the year.
Mr. Woodman & Co. commenced business in this mill in
1857. The first permanent doctor was Dr. Mulvey. and Mr.
Thomas was one of the first lawyers.
The hotels in 1857 were Jefferson, by Mr. Bennett; Monti-
cello (lower town) by Mr. Gross. My father had an interest
in this house.
The first ferry in Monticello was established May 1, 1855,
by Ashley C. Riggs. The first ferry in the County is said to
be Mr. McDonald's in Otsego in 1854.
The first school taught in the County is said to be in
Otsego by Mrs. Alva L. Cooley in 1854.
In Monticello E. W. Merrill taught the first school and on
Sept. 15, 1850, the Monticello Academy was in operation with
75 students in attendance. E. W. Merrill and sister, princi-
pals, Miss Fellows, music teacher. Samuel Wilder taught
singing school winter of 1855-6.
The Methodists established the first church and we had a
missionary who preached to us in 1854-5. Next, Congrega-
tionalist and Baptist.
First postmaster James C. Beekman.
Mr. H. C. Bunce brought the first printing press into the
County in the winter of 1856-7.
David L. Kingsbury set up the first number of a paper
during the same winter. But a few numbers were issued. He
is now assistant librarian of the State Historical Society, St.
Paul, Minn. Mr. Bunce sold the press to a syndicate of the
town proprietors in 1857.
The first number of the paper under the new proprietors
was issued May 21, 1857, called the Monticello Times. S. T.
Creighton, J. F. Bradley, editors. C. M. Kenton, assistant
editor and publisher. Terms $2.00 per year, always in ad-
In this number of the Times the several business firms in
the towns of Monticello and Lower Monticello were mentioned
Shahle & Co., bakery.
H. C. Bunce, Wright & Co., hardware, stoves, &c.
Thomas Chambers & Bro., Rosenberg & Brown, Fox &
Mealey, dry goods, groceries, &c.
Cooledge & Brown ( Calvin Cooledge and Theodore Brown)
Du Young & Robbins. meat market.
A. F. Barker, house, sign and carriage painter.
P. Smith, contractor and builder.
B. Smith, forwarding and commission.
Samuel E. Adams, drugs and medicines. This was the
first drug store in Wright County. Mr. Adams, of Rutland,
Vt., came to Monticello June 1. 1856. He also was agent for
the Buffalo village and had a land office, was notary public,
attorney at law, &c.
Ed. P. Abbott, civil engineer and surveyor.
J. W. Mulvey, M. D. He was married May 4, 1857, to
Nancy A. Chandler.
A. W. Wood, county surveyor.
Smith & Brown, deposit office and real estate.
Upper ferry, J. F. Gallow.
B. F. Thomas, attorney at law.
Steamboats, H. M. Rice, North Star, A. R. Young,
In the same issue is found a legal notice:
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In the matter of the estate of Oliver Woodard, deceased.
The appraisers and commissioners were J. R. Ames and C.
P. Gould. Dated Rockford, May 14, 1857.
There does not appear to be any early records of the busi-
ness in the probate court. Like most records they were kept
on legal cap paper and we have not ascertained when the first
case was presented to the court.
In July the Times mentions that the grasshoppers were
leaving. They were a great scourge to the early settlers here:
many lost all their crops and had to have outside assistance.
The price current, as stated in the Times, was: Flour,
$4 65 and $5.75: corn, $1.40 bushel: oats. $1.25: potatoes. $1.50
bushel: butter, 35 and 40 cents pound: eggs. 25 cents dozen;
sugar, 16 and 25 cents pound: molasses, $1.00 and $1.25 per
gallon; hay, $3.00 a ton, and strange to relate wood was $5.00
The Academy, here known as School District No. 7, which
is so called unto' this day, had a meeting of the legal voters to
see about building a school house. June 30, 1857. Adjourned
to July 11, when it was voted to issue bonds in amount of
$7,000. interest at the rate of 1 per cent, per annum. The
building was to be two stories, 1st 13 feet high, 2d 15 feet, and
size 44x56 feet. The second story was used as a court room
as long as the county seat remained in Monticello.
The townships were nearly all subdivided by the United
States in the years 1855-6, which was much needed by the first
settlers in the county.
The first frame "house and birn that was built in Wright
County, no doubt, was built by John McDonald, of Otsego.
In March and April, 1855, George Brown built the first frame
house in Monticello township, which is still standing. My
father also in May, 1855, built his house, the timber was hewed
out by hand by Mr. Bursley and myself. All the early settlers
in the "Bier Woods" received for their reward hard labor
with but little profit. The timber was mostly of hard wood
and very dense and heavy. Oxen were in use in the
early days and but a few acres could be cleared at a time.
The timber was removed by logging- and burning. There was
no town in the south part of the County, and those early set-
tlers on the south side of Crow river had many of them to
pack their provisions to their claims. Rockford was one of
the first towns on the Crow river. The village was settled in
1855 by George F. Ames, Joel Florida and G. D. George.
The village of Buffalo was platted in 1856 by Amasa Ack-
ley, G. A. J. Overton and Jackson Taylor. In 1807 the
County seat was removed from Monticello to this village. In
1859 occurred the Wright County war, which was occasioned
by the hanging of Oscar F. Jackson by persons unknown,
after his return to the county. He was tried and acquitted in
the district court in the spring of 1859 for the murder of Henry
A. Wallace in the fall of 1858. The digging of ginseng did
much to help the settlers in the early days of this county.
The first new threshing machine that was brought into the
County was an eight horse power of the Pitts make, which
was bought by Ambrose Bryant and my father in 1858. My
father went to Chicago for the machine and for many years it
was in use in the County. The land grant for railroads by
the United States, in 1857, did more to retard the settlement of
the county than any other event at this date.
Odd sections were withdraw from pre-emption and but few
settlers sought this part of the state. The hard times and
failure of state banks in the state and west left us without
currency. We remember that the "Five Million Loan Bill"
gave us a currency that made us happy for a moment and sad,
for years to come. I received some of these bills that came
to me in sheets. I suppose that they thought I had more time
to cut them than themselves, but fortune favored me in not
losing but one dollar in the operation.
In the civil war Wright County furnished a large number
of men. In Monticello they had thirty one-year men to their
credit at the close of the war.
The last of August, 1862, the Indian scare drove most of
the settlers with their families into the towns, nea.rly all at
Monticello. The Indian war broke out at Acton, Meeker Co.
We had friends some 15 miles from there, Messrs. Hey-
wood and Allen with their families, of whose fate we were
much alarmed about, but although within the Indian lines at
the time of leaving their homes, they were allowed to depart
in peace. They laid it to the kind treatment that was always
shown to the Indians by them.
Our place was left to its fate one night when the alarm
was at its height, and the next day we were kindly informed
of the fact. Tliat day we kept a free public house and a few
of our neighbors remained with us for a place of defense and
refuge. I remember it was more than ten days before we
Brother and myself hunted much in winter and we were
well supplied with guns.
After the scare was over we were out with our team forty
days in different parts of the state working for "Uncle Sam."
In 1863 in June, near Smith Lake, Mrs. Dustin and some
of her family were killed by the Indians. This was the only
massacre by the Indians in this County. Some stock was
stolen by them.
In March, 1872, Ball & Fish started the Big Woods Citi-
zen at Delano. This paper was organized into a stock com-
pany the same year with a capital stock of $10,000, onlv a
small portion of the stock being paid in. Mr. I. Gutzwiller
was elected president and the name of the paper was changed
to the Wright County Eagle and subsequently to the Delano
Eagle. This paper was printed on the first newspaper press
brought to Minnesota.
In the village of Clearwater a saw mill was erected in 1850
and a flouring mill soon after.
Simon Stevens, Dr. Wheelock, Oakes, Porter, Webster,
Farwell and others were here in 1855.
Rockford had a saw mill in 1856 and a grist mill soon
after. Other sawmills were built previous to 1860.
We will here close our early notes of the County by in-
serting a few notes taken from the official records of the
Proceedings of the Board of County Commissioners of
the County of Wright, Territory of Minnesota.
Board met at Monticello Village, the County seat of said
County, April 9, 1855, and organized by electing John Mc-
Donald, Sr., chairman. J. D. Taylor and Archie Downiequali-
fied for the office of commissioners.
John O. Haven was elected clerk of the board and register
of deeds of the County of Wright.
Herbert W. McCrory was appointed sheriff, Wm. Creigh-
ton district attorney. James C. Beekman was appointed
Israel Record was appointed judge of probate. John O.
Haven was appointed county surveyor. Row Brasie was
appointed county coroner. Selah Markham, Joseph Brown
and Dudley P. Chase were appointed county assessors.
The county was divided into three election precincts — viz.:
1. Big Bend, 2. Monticello, 3. Pleasant Grove.
Place of holding elections: 1st precinct, house of Selah
Markham. Judges of election: Selah Markham, John O.
Dow and John Oakes.
John O. Dow and Archie Downie were appointed justices
of the peace. Oscar Dow and John Lowell, constables.
Place of holding election 2d precinct, house of William
Creighton. George Brown, William M. Van Ness and Samuel
M. McManus were appointed judges of election.
Samuel M. McManus and George M. Bertram were ap-
pointed justices of the peace. Newel Houghton and J. B.
Rich were appointed constables.
Place of holding elections 3d precinct, house of John Mc-
Donald. Ezra Tubbs. Charles Lambert and Caleb Chase were
appointed judges of election.
John McDonald and Ezra Tubbs justices of the peace.
William Casely and Otis S. True were appointed constables.
Archie Downie, Jonah B. Locke and D. D. Ingersoll were
appointed road supervisors for the county.
Each precinct was made a school district.
No. 1, Dudley P. Chase, agent.
No. 2, Nathan Fletcher, agent.
No. 3. Selah Markham, agent.
The clerk had permission to keep his office in his houso
until a place was provided.
Attest:— J. O. HAVEN, Clerk.
SECOND MEETING. JULY 2, 1855
The chairman and J. D. Taylor present.
A petition for a road from Waterville, near the mouth of
the Crow river, to Monticello, was received and D. D. Inger-
soll, Philips Rodgers and the county surveyor were appointed
viewers to meet on the 16th of July. 1855.
A petition for a road from Monticello to El Dorado City
was received and Frederick Emory, Selah Markham and the
county surveyor were appointed viewers to meet at the house
of James Chambers in Monticello.
A petition for a school district from David Hanaford.
Arthur B. Hanaford and others was received and granted.
Hurbert W. McCrory resigned the office of sheriff and
Joseph W. Walker was appointed sheriff.
Stephen J. Mason judge of probate in place of Israel
Record, not qualifying.
Some more road petitions received.
BOARD MET JULY 23, 1855.
The assessment roll was received, corrected and adopted.
A tax of 11 mills was laid on the taxable property of the
The roll as corrected was $33,863.
The county tax was $575.(57.
School tax was $84.66.
The tax duplicate was placed in the hands of Joseph W.
Walker for collection.
( Note — My father was one of the heaviest taxpayers at
this time, and as he did not approve of assessing this tax he
at first thought that he would not pay his tax, but he told the
sheriff that he would. He asked for a receipt but the sheriff
had none. He wished to mark it paid, but at last my father
settled it by writing a receipt and the sheriff signed it. )
At this meeting the grand and petit jury lists were
The following are the list:
Jonah Locke, Fred Emory, Nathan Fletcher,
Fred Barker. E. W. Merrill, Abraham Wood,
Joseph Brown, Joseph Brooks, C. S. Boyd,
Samuel Wilder, Row Brasie, Ezra Tutabs,
G. Barns, D. L. Ingersoll. J. W. Voorhees.
A. Bartlett, William Munse, G. W Bertram.
A.J.Hubbard, Daniel Worthing, H.Bradley,
B. F. Bursley, L. S. Carpenter, John O. Dow,
D. B. Sutton, John Oakes, Henry Chambers,
James Phillips. Selah Markham, Samuel Carring,
J. F. Palmen, Charles W. Lambert, J. O. Beekman.
Pevish T. Record, Caleb Chase,
D. P. Chase.
Charles La Plant,
of Clear River,
John McDonald, Jr.
F. M. Cadwell,
C. B. Jorden,
Hurbert W. McCrory,
J. W. Hanaford,
John B. Rich,
William G. McCrory,
O. W. SI after,
L. D. Flanders,
Oscar E. Dow,
John S. Lowel,
JOHN O. HAVEN,
Register of Deeds for Wright Co., Minn.
There was no book of the records of the district court
First judgment entry then was July 20, 1858, George W.
Knowlton vs. Thomas and James Chambers. Edward O. Ham-
lin, judge 4th judicial district; Thomas Chambers, clerk; by
The first deed put on record in the register of deeds office
was a quit claim, S. T. and William Creighton to William
A part of the town site of Monticello, with 40 acres of land
in part. Deed given the 2d of July, 1855. Received 4 o'clock
■p. m. 2d August. 1855. John O. Haven, register of deeds.
First mortgage deed. Josiah Outhoudt to Carlos Wilcox.
Made 22d September, 1855. Received 3 o'clock p. m., Jan. 5,
Jan. 6, 1857, a petition was received by the board of coun-
ty commissioners, consisting then of D. P. Chase, H. W. Mc-
Crory and Ambrose Bryant, to establish the precinct of
Buffalo. The petition was granted and Amasa 'Ackley
Moses S. Calkins and S. B. Culver were appointed judges
of election. George A. J. Overton, justice of the peace. Am-
asa Ackley, constable. Moses S. -Calkins, road overseer.
April 7. 1857. George A. J. Overton and others petitioned
for a road from Linn street, Buffalo, to run past the houses
of John Wilson, Archibald Grant on east side of Lake Pu-
laski, thence to the house of Ira Hoar, thence on i section
line to the house of Samuel Houlton, to connect with county
road. July 0, 1857, the report of the viewers was received and
petition granted and road ordered surveved.
April 5, 1858, was the last meeting of the board of com-
missioners, and Sept. 14, 1858, the board of county supervis-
ors met for the first time.
In 1857 my father was road overseer of Monticello pre-
cinct and opened some of the first county roads. The Hon.
Henry Kreis often remarks of his being warned out by him to
work on the roads, and my father congratulated himself on
having a Lord and Kreis in his district.
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