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REV. CHARLES F. MORSE. 



MEMORIAL SKETCHES 



Master Abraham Perkins, 
Jacob Thomas, 

Nathan Heath, 



John Dolloff, Jr., 
John Dolloff, Sr., 

AND HIS FATHER, 

Samuel Dolloff. 



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PREFACE. 

The love of countr\' is noble; 
The love of kindred is nobler. 

Marshall P. Wilder in an address before the X. E. 
Genealogical Society once said: " To know nothing 
of our ancestry or whence we came, to have no 
reverence for the precious memories of the past, 
or an interest in those who are to succeed us in 
the battle of life, is to ignore the elements and 
influences that have made us what we are, and 
to repudiate the natural instincts of the human 
heart." Says another: "It is natural to desire 
to learn who and what the men and women were 
whose blood flows in our own veins, many of 
whose traits we more or less consciouslv illustrate, 
and to whom we owe what we have and are in a 
far higher degree than we often appreciate." 

The object of these sketches has been to trace 
the genealogy of my Beloved Mother, Abigail 
Thomas Morse, daughter of Jacob and Ruth 
Perkins Thomas. Her grandfather, Abraham 
Perkins, was a distinguished teacher; one of 
her sisters married Xathan Heath, another John 

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Dolloff, Jr., and still another Benjamin Morse. 
I had never seen any of these and knew almost 
nothing of them or of my numerous relatives. 
The desire to know more of them led to the 
preparation of these sketches, and having prepared 
them with much research and labor they are 
printed to preserve them and to afford others 
the pleasure we ourselves have experienced in 
knowing the history of our common ancestry. 

A memorial of the Morses was published in 1896 
by Hon. Asa P. Morse of Cambridgeport, Mass. 
This obviates the necessity of giving more than 
the merest outline of the Morses. 

In a work of so many dates and figures errors 
are specially liable to occur; indulgence is asked 
for any that may be found. We are specially 
indebted to the Sanbornton Town History by the 
Rev. M. T. Runnels; others have rendered valuable 
assistance, to all of whom we tender our thanks. 

We have occasion to be proud of our ancestors, 
of their virtues, their self-denials and prayers for 
their children. Let us cherish their memories, and 
imitate their virtues and strive so to live that 
when the summons shall come to us we shall be 
prepared to join the loved ones who have gone 
before. 



C. F. Morse. 



St.Johnsbury, Yt., 1898. 



Memorial Sketch of Abraham Perkins. 



The Perkins are a noted familv. Previous to 
1826 forty-two of that name graduated from New 
England colleges. The grandfather of Abigail 
Thomas, father of Ruth Perkins, was Master 
Abraham Perkins of Sanbornton, N. H. He was 
fifth in direct line from John Perkins of England, 
who was born in 1590, came to New England to 
live in 1630, was admitted as freeman of Ipswich, 
Mass., in 1632, was representative in 1636, and 
died in 1664. Elsewhere in Massachusetts was 
another Abraham Perkins, admitted as freeman in 
1640, and an Isaac Perkins, admitted in 1642. 

The genealogical line was as follows : Abraham , 
Matthew 4 , Matthew 3 , Serg. Jacob 2 , and John 1 of 
England. 

Matthew Perkins, the father of Abraham, was 
born in Ipswich, Mass., in 1688. He married, 
first, Martha Rogers, by whom he had four 
children, and second, Mary Smith, by whom he 
had eight children. Of these Abraham was the 
seventh. Matthew died May 28, 1737. Mrs. 
Perkins was published April 12, 1740, to James 

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Gerrish of Berwick, Me., and removed with him to 
that frontier town, then much exposed to the 
depredations of the Indians. Tradition says that 
for six or seven years thev did not dare 20 to 
church except as armed. 

Abraham was but five years old when the familv 
removed to Maine. Though subsequently a famous 
teacher, he enjoyed ie his boyhood only six months' 
schooling. This was under Master Sullivan, father 
of the distinguished Gen. Sullivan of Revolutionary 
fame. He was of feeble constitution and small 
stature, never weighing more than one hundred 
and fifty pounds, and the latter part of his life only 
one hundred and twenty-five. He learned the 
shoemaker's trade in Berwick; and his lapstone— a 
large irregular black stone— and his two hammers, 
a larger and a smaller, are in the possession of his 
great grandson, John Perkins of Sanbornton, 
N. H. In 1756 or 1757 he married widow Mary 
Fogg, daughter of Jeremiah and Lydia (Dearborn) 
Sanborn. Thus Abigail Thomas Morse, through 
her grandmother Mary Sanborn, became connected 
with the distinguished Sanborn families. 

The genealogical line of the Sanborns was: 
Jeremiah 5 , John 4 , William 3 , William 2 , John 1 . This 
John was born about 1600 in Derbyshire, Eng. 
He married Theodate, daughter of Rev. Stephen 
Bachilor, by whom he had three sons, John, 
William and Stephen. John Sanborn having died, 

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his widow with her three sons and her aged but 
vigorous father, now seventy years old, emigrated 
to New England in 1632. Mr. Bachilor preached 
awhile in Lynn, Mass., and then removed to 
Hampton, N. H., where he gathered, and became 
pastor of, the First Congregational Church in that 
place. In 1650 he returned to England and died 
at the advanced age of 101. He was a man of 
unusual ability and energy, and accomplished 
much good. David P. Perkins of Manchester, 
N. H., says of him: "Father Bachilor was one of 
the most remarkable men that ever lived in Xew 
England." 

Soon after his marriage, Abraham Perkins 
removed to Exeter, N. H., as a better place for 
his trade. While there he was employed b_v the 
Proprietors of Sanbornton to survey and make a 
road in that new town. He removed thither in 
1774 and settled on the lot of his wife's former 
husband (Fogg) about a mile northeast of the 
Square. At first he lived in a log house. This 
subsequently was replaced by a one-story frame 
building, which is still standing on the upper side 
of the road, a broad house with numerous closets 
and cupboards and a chimney, four feet by two, 
in the chamber. The structure is in a good 
state of preservation at the present time, and is 
owned by Dr. Ward of Sanbornton Square and 
tenanted by a Air. Brown. We visited the place 

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in 1897, and it was delightful to contemplate in 
imagination this good father and teacher, Abraham 
Perkins, gathering his interesting family around 
the altar for devotions, reviewing his studies to 
keep fresh as a teacher, diligently improving his 




THE PERKINS HOUSE. 

leisure hours at his trade, and to picture each of 
the family, dignified Ruth among them, going to 
their several duties. In this pleasant home he died 
August 16, 1804. 

He served in the Revolutionary War, and rose to 
the rank of Captain. However, he was mainly 
distinguished as a teacher, and was very generally 
called "Master Perkins." Hetaught all theschools 
in Sanbornton for nearly thirty years, going from 
district to district, receiving only four or five 
dollars per month and board. He continued his 

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teaching till within a few days of his death. He 
worked also at his trade during his spare hours. 

Though small of stature, he presented a dignified 
appearance. He wore a three-cornered felt hat, a 
single breasted home-made coat, velvet breeches 
with silver plated knee-buckles, and carried a silver 
headed cane. It was the practice of the scholars 
to arrange themselves in two rows, facing each 
other, as he approached; he saluted them and 
passed between them into the schoolroom. 

Several anecdotes are told of him. One states 
that a woman sent her daughter to school with 
knitting work. When the pupil went to the 
teacher for directions, he told her to narrow; and 
when she came again, he said, "Keep narrowing." 
This was repeated until the poor stocking was 
terminated in the middle of the leg. 

A man of natural ability, of diligent application, 
of good judgment and of firm Christian character, 
he did noble service for his day and generation. 
The Sanborn ton Town History says of him : " His 
influence in forming the character of the Sanborn- 
ton population in his own andfollowinggeneration 
was hardly second to that of any minister of the 
gospel who ever resided in town." 

FAMILY RECORD. 

Abraham Perkins, b. April 1, 1735, in Ipswich, Mass., 
d. August 16, 1804, in Sanbornton, N. H. 



His wife, Mrs. Mary Sanborn Fogg, b. June 6, 1733, 
d. May 25, 1823. 
His children : 

1. Anna, b. Nov. 8, 1758. 

2. Jonathan, b. Oct. 17, 1760, in Exeter, N. H. 

3. Esther Jane, b. Aug. 3, 1762, in Exeter, N. H. 

4. Ruth, b. July 21, 1764, in Exeter, N. H., married 

Jacob Thomas. 

5. Meribah Fogg, b. June 26, 1766, in Exeter, N. H. 

6. Lydia, b. April 17, 1768, in Exeter, N. H. 

7. Theodate, b. April 13, 1770, in Exeter, N. H. 

8. Matthew, b. Nov. 18, 1782, in Exeter, N H , 

drowned at sea when 21 years old. 

9. Mary B., b. Sept. 27, 1774, in Sanbornton, N. H. 

Died following year, aged 11 months and 8 
days. 

It seems strange that of so large a family only 
four males bearing the Perkins's name should sur- 
vive. These four are as follows : 

First, Abraham Perkins, the 
Shaker, the son of Jonathan 
Perkins above mentioned, and 
grandson of Master Abraham 
Perkins. He was born October 
13,1807. Hejoined the Shakers . 
at Enfield, N.H., in 1827. Sub-? 
sequently he removed to Can- 
terbury, and became the school 
teacher and spiritual adviser 

of the Shaker Community in Abraham perkixs. 

that place — a position which he has continued to 




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fill till the present time (1897). Though advanced 
in years, he enjoys good health. He is fine looking, 
venerable in appearance, and highlv esteemed bv 
all who know him. His picture was taken at the 
age of 91 years. 

Second, Prof. George Henry Perkins, of the 
Vermont University, Burlington. He is a descend- 
ant of Jonathan mentioned in 
the family record above. This 
Jonathan had a son John Brew- 
er, who had a son the Rev. 
Frederic Trenck Perkins, who 
was pastor for several years 
of the Congregational Church 
in Tilton, N. H. Prof. G. H. 
Perkins is a son of this Rev. 
F. T. Perkins. He was born 
September 25, 1844; graduated 
from Yale in 1867 ; was elected 
Professor of Natural Sciences in the University of 
Vermont, 1869, 

Third, John Perkins, born August 6, 1826, son 
of John Brewer just mentioned, and brother of 
Rev. F. T. Perkins. He served in the Civil War, in 
Company H, Fifteenth X. H. Regiment. He is 
now seventy-two years old, and has no children 
living. He resides a mile from Sanbornton Square, 
and is the one who has Master Perkins's lapstone 
and hammers. 




PROF. G. H. PERKINS. 



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Fourth, Henry Farnham Perkins, born May 10, 
1877, son of Prof. G. H. Perkins. In 1897 he was 
Junior in the Vermont Universit}'. Upon him 
devolves the responsibility of perpetuating the 
Perkins name in the line of Master Abraham 
Perkins. 



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Memorial Sketch of Jacob Thomas. 



The father of Jacob Thomas was Jonathan, one 
of the oldest and earliest settlers of the Thomas 
name in Sanbornton. The Hampton (N. H.) Town 
History speaks of a Jonathan Thomas born Oct. 
5, 1712. He was the son of Capt. Benjamin 
Thomas, who was son of James and Martha 
(Goddard) Thomas of Dover, N. H. Capt. Benja- 
min Thomas was wounded in the seige of Louis- 
burg, and received a pension of twenty pounds. 
Since about one-third of the Proprietors of San- 
bornton came from Hampton, it is highly probable 
that the Jonathan Thomas of Sanbornton was 
the Jonathan Thomas of Hampton, whose birth, 
October 5, 1712, is referred to in the Hampton 
Town History. If such was the case, the genealogy 
would run: Jacob 4 , Jonathan 3 , Capt. Benjamin 2 , 
James 1 . 

Assuming the identity of these two Jonathan 
Thomas, we find that he was assessor in Hampton 
in 1738, and that he held the same office in 
Sanbornton from 1775 to 1783. He is said to 
have been a noted hunter, and that he often passed 

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his winters in the "up country" in hunting and 
trapping. The time of his death is unknown. 

The children of Jonathan Thomas were as 
follows : 

1. Jonathan, J» '. probably in Hampton. He 
was Corporal in Capt. Jeremiah Clough'scompany 
and one of the sixteen Sanbornton men who 
rushed to the defence of Charlestown after the 
battle of Bunker Hill. He continued in the service 
of his country till 1781. 

2. Abigail Thomas, who married Abiel Chandler 
December 25, 1788. Her eldest child was Elizabeth 
(Eliza) born July 28, 1789, in Sanbornton. Eliz- 
abeth was married November 22, 1810, to Daniel 
Kidder of Bristol, X. H., and removed with him to 
Stewartstown, N. H., whereshe had eleven children 
of whom Leonard C. and James M. are still living 
in that town. On her one hundredth birthday 
several hundred people gathered to celebrate the 
event. We note some of the pleasant things said 
of her: "An interesting and charming woman ; " 
"One of the most remarkable women that ever 
lived in the North countr\ r ;" "A great Bible reader 
and a devoted member of the Baptist Church." 
She died Sept. 11, 1890. In Abigail Chandler and 
Eliza Kidder we probably have the relatives from 
whom were named later Abigail and Eliza Thomas, 
daughters of Jacob Thomas, of whom Abigail 



married Col. Joseph Morse and Eliza married 
Benjamin Morse. 

3. Jacob Thomas, b. January 31, 1763, probably 
in Hampton, X. H.; married October 13, 1785, 
Ruth Perkins, daughter ° r Master Abraham 
Perkins; d. December 20, 1«35, at Avon, X. Y., 
at the home of his son, Matthew Thomas. 

4. Enoch Thomas, who lived on one of his 
father's old places, lot 26, till April 24, 1799. At 
that time he sold out to Benjamin Philbrick, and 
thereafter his name disappears from the town 
records. 

5. Elizabeth Thomas, b. June 8, 1768. in San- 
bornton, X. H.; was married to Reuben Philbrick, 
April 8, 17SS ; d. May 20, 1790, in her 22nd year. 

6. Lydia Thomas, who married Benjamin 
Powell, September 5, 1793. She was probably 
the youngest of Jonathan Thomas's daughters. 

HISTORY. 

Jacob Thomas was born January 31, 1763, 
probably in Hampton, X. H., as indicated in the 
genealogical sketch above. When he was about 
three years old, his father removed to the new 
town of Sanbornton where the lad grew up amid 
the disadvantageous surroundings of a frontier 
settlement. He did not learn to read until after 
his marriage. Then he did so under the tuition of 

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his wife. When fifteen 3'ears of age he entered the 
army as a fifer, and served three years. In conse- 
quence of this service he received afterwards a 
pension of eight dollars per month, which became 
an important means of support for himself and 
family. He was gifted with special ingenuity ; and 
at one time when clothes and moccasins were 
needed for the soldiers, though he had never 
learned the trade, he set himself to making the 
required articles, and was eminently successful. 
While short in stature, he was agile and strong. 
It is related of him that, w T hen a burly soldier 
undertook to put him over a fence, the result 
was that the soldier himself went over. 

At the age of twenty-three he married Ruth 
Perkins, daughter of Master Abraham Perkins. 
He must have been a young man of promise to 
have married into so cultured and honored a 
family. He lived in Sanbornton for fifteen years, 
and then he seems to have removed to New 
Hampton Center. An old cellar on the north side 
of the road before reaching Frank D. Sanborn's 
saw mill is still pointed out as the place where his 
house once stood. It is a beautiful spot near a 
brook, in the waters of which, tradition relates, 
the family washing was often done. Here their 
interesting children grew up— Abigail, Eliza, Nancy, 
Esther, Joseph, Jacob, Matthew and Jonathan. 
Here we can see them in imagination playing by 

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the brook or gathering wild flowers in the woods. 
Here possibly the Morse brothers, Joseph and 
Benjamin, wooed and wedded Abigail and Eliza. 
However, the scanty data available seem to 
indicate that the girls, Abigail and Eliza, went 
to work in Bridgewater, N. H., and it was there 
that they first became acquainted with their 
future husbands, the sons of Daniel Morse, Esq., 
a resident of that place. 

In 1810 Jacob Thomas himself seems to have 
removed to Bridgewater where the town records 
show that he paid taxes for ten years. Later 
there are traces of him as living again in New 
Hampton. Still later, in 1829, he went back to 
Sanbornton, the scene of his early wedded life, 
and lived with a son-in-law, John Dolloff, on the 
Bunker, or Moses, place. This place is situated 
three miles from New Hampton and the same 
distance from North Sanbornton, and is now 
(1897) occupied by Josiah Brown. Finally he 
went from here to Avon, N. Y., to the home of 
his son Matthew, with whom he lived until his 
death, which occurred December 20, 1835. 

Jacob Thomas was a man of small stature, with 
dark complexion and blue eyes, and was eminently 
social, always ready to enjoy a frolic with his 
children and grandchildren. The habit of drinking, 
acquired in the army, clung to him for manyj^ears; 
but in middle life, with great resolution, he broke 



off the habit, and as tradition states, "became a 
truly reformed and pious man." 

RUTH PERKINS. 

The wife of Jacob Thomas, Ruth Perkins, was 
born in Sanbornton, N. H., July 21, 1764, and was 
the daughter of Master Abraham Perkins, as has 
been already noted in these sketches. She is 
described as "of good size, with soft brown hair, 
grayish eyes and prominent nose." This last 
feature she bequeathed to some of her posterity. 
She is further described as " stately and dignified," 
"a devoted Christian and a constant Bible-reader." 
She possessed the sterling qualities of her honored 
father, and was highly esteemed by a wide circle 
of friends and acquaintances. She died November 
22, 1852, at Kendall, N. Y., at the home of her 
daughter, Eliza Morse, with whom she had made 
her residence after her husband's death. 

FAMILY RECORD. 

Jacob Thomas, b. January 31, 1763, d. December 20, 
1835. 

Ruth Thomas, b. July 21, 1764, d. November 22,1852. 
They were married October 13, 1785. 
Children : 

1. Joseph, b. June 17, 1786, d. June 17, 1807. 

2. Abigail, b. May 11, 1789, d. October 8, 1872. 

3. Polly, b. August 29, 1791. 

4. Elizabeth, b. June 27,1793, d. February 27, 1885. 

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5. Jacob, Jr., b. May 29, 1795, d. March 16, 1892. 

6. Stephen, b. February 5, 1797, d. in infancy. 

7. Nancy, b. July 23, 1798, d. April 9, 1875. 

8. Matthew Perkins, b. July 3, 1800, d. July 22, 
1895. 

9. Esther, b. October 10, 1803, d. June 19, 1846. 
10. Jonathan M., b. August 19, 1805. 

1 . Joseph, b. June 17, 1786, d. June 17, 1807. 

2. Abigail, b. Mayll, 1789. 
Married Feb. 23, 1809, Col. 
Joseph Morse, son of Daniel 
Morse, Esq., of Bridgewater, 
N. H. In 1823 removed to 
Salem, Vt. Had ten children. 
The oldest son was Moses, born 
May 26, 1811 ; lived in Reading, 
Mass.; had a daughter, Abbie, 
who married Rev. Alexander 

.^^ Higginsand 

4@l^| now (18 9 7) 

resides in Somerville, Mass.; he 
^' *** \J* died January 23, 1896. A second 

son was Joseph Perry, born July 
4, 1819; resided in Portsmouth, 
N. H.; had two daughters; was 
postmaster during Lincoln's ad- 
ministration ; died December 23, 
1896. A third son, Charles Fitch, 
col. joseph morse. born J ul - V > 28, 1825, was a mis- 




ABIGAIL MORSE. 




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MOSES MORSE. 



sionary in Bulgaria, Turkey, for thirteen years; 
since 1884 has resided in St. 
Johnsbury, Vt., for the purpose 
of educating his nine children ; 
has two sons who have gradu- 
ated from Amherst, and three 
daughters from Mt. Holvoke. 
A fourth son is Rev. Stephen 
Bailey Morse, born August 20, 
1827; waspastorin Providence, 
R. I., seven years; resides in 
Grafton, Mass., has two daugh- 
ters and two sons, the two 
latter being graduates from 

Brown University, the eldest, 
Frank L., is a professor in 
Chicago. 

Abigail Thomas Morse was a 
strong character and exhibited 
the qualities of her distinguish- 
) ed ancestrv — the Perkins, San- 
borns, and Rev. Stephen Bach- 
ilor. "Her most prominent 
characteristic was her religious 
devotion. When the county 
was new she rode three miles on horseback 
to church, and was seldom absent. Twice 
daily did she read her precious Bible, and retire to 
her closet to hold communion with her God. She 







BEY. S. B. MORSE. 



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ELIZABETH MORSE. 



was of a hopeful disposition, and had great 

influence over her family and in the community. 

October 8, 1872, she literally fell asleep in Jesus. 

When her daughter went to call 

her in the morning, she found 

her as if laid out with loving 

hands, her limbs straight, her 

arms folded and her eyes and 

mouth closed, with a peaceful 

aspect upon her countenance." 

She was short of stature, had 

hazel eves and black hair. 

3. Polly, born August 29, 
1791; married Mayhew San- 
born, May 22, 1811, and re- 
moved to Michigan. 

4. Elizabeth, usually called Eliza, born June 27, 

1793; married in 1814, Benja- 
min Morse (brother of Joseph 
Morse, husband of Abigail 
above;) removed first to Avon, 
N. Y., afterwards to Kendall; 
had eightchildren, theyoungest 
of whom, John Milton Morse, 
a resident of Passaic, N. J., is 
distinguished for his poetic gift 
and has published a volume of 
poems, entitled " Memories of 
benjamin morse Childhood and Other Poems." 




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JOHX MTLTOX MORSE. 



This daughter had the pleasure of earing for 
her beloved mother in her declining years. She 
was a hard working woman, 
ready to every good work, kind 
and sympathetic. She died at 
her home in Kendall, February 
27, 1885, mourned by a large 
circle of friends. 

5. Jacob, Jr., born May 29, 
1795; served eighteen months 
in War of 1812 and received a 
pension ; in 1818 went with his 
brother Matthew to A von, N.Y.; 
in 1836 removed to Genesee 

County, Mich., and in 1861 to Millington, Tuscola 
County, Mich., where he resided until his death. 
He married Polly Brown, and had three children, 
only one of whom, Mrs. Louise Crampton, sur- 
vives. He is described as a "short stubby man, a 
regular Thomas in build." He was a member of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church in which he was 
for sixteen years a class-leader and steward. He 
was greatly beloved and respected by all who 
knew him. His death occurred March 16, 1892, 
in his ninety-eighth year. 

6. Stephen, born February 5, 1797; died May 
18, the sameyear, aged three months and ten days. 

7. Nancy, born July 22, 1798; married in 1814, 
John Doll off, whose sketch see. 



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MATTHEW P. THOMAS. 



8. Matthew Perkins, born July 3, 1800. In 
1818 he went with his older 
brother Jacob to Avon, N. Y. In 
1821 (or 1822) he married Rachel 
Harrington of Avon. In 1833 he 
drove a horse team all the way 
from Avon to Sanbornton, N. H., 
after his aged father and mother, 
whom he took back with him. 
The father died two years later, 
and the mother in 1840 went to 
live with her daughter, Eliza 
Morse, in Kendall, N. Y. In 1865 he removed to 
Lowell, Mich., where he resided during the remain- 
der of his life. March 23, 1867, his wife died. 
November 19, 1868, he married, at Avon, N. Y., 
Mary N. Stone, a native of Connecticut, born April 
18, 1820. Was 82 when his picture was taken. 
He flied June 22, 1895. His widow survives him, 
and resides in Lowell, Mich. She is the only aunt 
of the Thomas family now living and when the 
writer began the preparation of these sketches he 
was not aware that he had an aunt living. She 
furnished the very valuable record of the Thomas 
family given above. Mr. Thomas was a man of 
medium size, square build, somewhat portly, with 
blue eyes and black hair. He held numerous offices 
of trust, was an active member of the Baptist 
Church, and was highly respected. 



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9. Esther, born October 10, 1803; married 
Nathan Heath; died June 19, 1846. See sketch 
of Heaths. 

10. Jonathan M., born August 19, 1805, 
removed to Georgia and had sons in the Con- 
federate army. He was a man somewhat taller 
and heavier than Matthew. 



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Memorial Sketch of Nathan Heath. 

Nathaniel Webber Heath, commonly called 
Nathan, who married Esther, the youngest of 
the lour daughters of Jacob and Ruth Thomas, 
was the son of James Heath, who was of small 
stature and nicknamed "Little Jimmie. ,, James 
had two brothers, Moses and Josiah, who early 
removed to Stewartstown, N. H., where they lived 
and died. Their father lived with them, and died 
February 11, 1860, at the advanced age of 101. 
His death occurred in the same house in which 
Eliza Kidder subsequently died, also at the age 
of 101. 

Nathan, uncle of the writer, was born in Bridge- 
wnter, N. H., October 8, 1800. He married in 
1822, Esther Morrison Thomas. She was born 
October 10, 1803, and died June 19, 1846. After 
his wife's death he lived in Bristol, N. H. His 
occupation was renting and carrying on farms, 
and consequently his removals were frequent. He 
was ingenious and industrious, a great reader of 
the Bible, and it was said "he could argue like a 
minister." He dropped dead in the woods Decem- 
ber 18, 1850. 

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His wife was a handsome, industrious and 
patient woman, a devoted member of the Metho- 
dist Church. She brought up faithfully and well 
her large family of children. 

FAMILY RECORD. 

Nathan Heath, b. October 8, 1800, d. December 18, 
1850. 

Esther M. Heath, b. October 10, 1803, d. Jure 19, 
1846. 

Children : 

1. George W., b. July 26, 1823, d. April 8, 1896. 

2. Ruth Perkins, b. November 5, 1825. 

3. Levi Dolloff, b. August 13, 1827. 

4. Moses Cross, b. May 23, 1829. 

5. Nancy Dolloff. b. July 11, 1831. 

6. Mary Ann, b. July 13, 1833. 

7. Lovina Wells, b. December 5, 1836. 

8. Emily Jane, b. July 6, 1837. 

9. Hiram Taylor, b. August 31, 1839. 
10. Lourilla Perkins, b. May 13, 1843. 

1. George W., born in Bridgewater, N. H., July 
26, 1823 ; was unmarried ; served in the Sixth Ver- 
mont Heavy Artillery in the Civil War and was in 
a Confederate prison for awhile; made his home in 
Stewartstown, N. H., where he died April 8, 1896. 

2. Ruth Perkins, b. November 5, 1825. Married 
first, July 21, 1846, Merrill P. Simons of Alexan- 
dria, N. H., who was born July 15, 1822. Mr. 
Simons enlisted March 24, 1864, in the Second 

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New Hampshire Cavalry and died of sunstroke 
June 22, 1864, in Virginia, while on the march. 
Children by this marriage: 

1. Annette A., b. May 23, 1847. 

2. Charles F., b. March 29, 1849. 

3. Lucina F., b. September 19, 1850. 

4. George 0., b. November 5, 1856. 

5. Orrin A., b. July 10, 1859. 

6. Flossie E., b. November 9, 1861. 

7. Albon M., b. April 24, 1864. 

Ruth married, second, Charles S. Brown of 
Boston, September 11, 1869. He was born Jan- 
uary 22, 1829. No children of 
this marriage. Mr. Brown was 
asoldierin Company C, Twelfth 
New Hampshire Volunteers; 
was wounded in the battle of 
Chancellorsville, and was dis- 
charged October 7, 1864. He 
died March 8, 1886. Mrs. 
Brown lives in Bristol, N. H., 
and has a pension. 

3. Levi Dolloff, b. in Bridge- mes. ruth p. brown. 
water, N. H , August 13, 1827. 

Married Augusta Ilarriman; lives in Amoskeag, 
N. H., has no children, is a stone mason and 
carpenter bv trade. 

4. Moses Cross, born May 22, 1829. Lives in 
Franklin Falls, N. H. Served three vears in the 

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Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers, and receives a 
pension. Married November 29, 1851, Susan 
Pettingill. 
Children : 

1. Sarah Frances, b. March 24, 1853, d. April 5, 

1877. 

2. George Washington, b. August 3, 1861, married 

September 21, 1884, Charlotte Knight of Stew- 
artstown, N. H.,b. June 15, 1864. Four child- 
ren : i. Freddie Albion, b. July 27, 1885 ; ii. Leon 
Benjamin, b. July 28, 1887; iii. Zella May, b. 
July 19, 1892; iv. Starling Moses, b. October 
10, 1897. 

3. Esther Mahala, b. March 6, 1866, married 

Thomas H. Holden of Stewartstown, N. H., 
November 24, 1881, resides in Franklin Falls, 
N. H. 

4. Hiram Taylor, b. November 7, 1868, married 

Etta Clifford of Alexandria, N. H., June 26, 
1889, lives near his father. 

5. Hattie Belle, b. February 16, 1870, married 

Wilbur Greenleaf of Belmont, N. H. 

5. Nancy Dolloff, born July 11, 1831, married 
John Rowe of Barrington, N. H., who enlisted and 
died in the army. Eight children. 

6. Mary Ann, born July 13, 1833, married in 

1852, Wesley Haines of Bristol, N. H.; died July 

30, 1884, in Bristol. Mr. Haines died in 1892 in 

Franklin Falls, N. H. Four children as follows: 

1. Ida F., b. October 8, 1854, married January 13, 
1872, Hosea B. Quint, had three children— 
i. Edgar M., b. May 7, 1873; ii. Erdine M., b. 

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August 3, 1874; iii. Ida V., b. September 16, 
1876, d. October 1, 1881. 

2. Orville L., b. February 12, 1860. 

3. Arietta M., b. May 2, 1862. 

4. George W., b. January 24, 1864. 

7. Lovina Wells, born December 5, 1836. Has 
the Thomas features. Married, 
first, Horace G. Kirk of Bristol, 
N. H., November 11, 1852. He 
lived four years after marriage, 
and died Nov. 9, 1856. Married, 
second, Stephen P. Kirk, brother 
of the above, January 27, 1857. 
There is one son of this marriage, 
Frank N. C, born January 9, 
1881. Residence, Bristol, X. H. 

8. Emily Jane, born July 6, 
1837, married January 31, 1853, 

Edwin 0. Marden of Bristol, N. H., who was 
born December, 1833. In 1863 he was drafted 
into the Fifth New Hampshire Regiment and 
served during the war. Children : 

1. A son, b. January 31, 1854, died when two 

weeks old. 

2. Nellie L., b. October 5, 1857, married October, 

1888, William Gordon, d. October 19, 1897. 

3. Elnie M., b. August 25, 1859. 

4. Carrie B., b. July 31, 1861. 

5. Lurie C, b. September 14, 1863. 




MRS. STEPHEN P. KIRK:. 



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9. Hiram Taylor of Stewartstown, N. H., born 
August 31, 1839; married November 28, 1868, 
Ellen F. Brown of Bristol, N. H., who was born 
October 17, 1842; served in the Twelfth New 
Hampshire Volunteers. Three children. 

2. George ' W., J Twins > b> September 8, 1871. 

3. John F., b. August 30, 1875. 

John and George were drowned August 8, 1883. 

10. Lourilla Perkins, born in Bristol, N. H., 
May 13, 1843. Is an honored member of the 
Methodist Church. Married, first, Frank Cross, 
and lived in Bridgewater, N. H.; married, second, 
Otis A. Wade, and lives in Bristol, N. H. Has no 
children. 



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Memorial Sketches of the Dolloff Family. 



The earliest Dolloff of whom any trace has been 
found is Christian Dolhoof of Exeter, N. H., who 
in 1667 recorded in that place the birth of his 
daughter Mary, and made a large purchase of 
land. His first wife was Rachel ; his second Sarah. 

The name is variously spelled Dolhoof, Dolhof. 
Savage in his Genealogical Dictionary spelled it 
Dolhaffand Dolhert. Rev. John Pike in his Journal 
spelled it Dolhough. 

Christian Dolhoof seems to have been a man of 
considerable property and influence. He died 
August 18, 1708, leaving six children — Samuel, 
Richard, Thomas, Alary, Prudence and Catherine. 
Samuel and Richard in recording the birth of their 
children spelled the name Dolloff, and this is the 
general spelling of the name, although Doliff and 
Dolof and Dalof occur. 

NATIONALITY. 

The names of his wives and children are good 
English names, but no trace of any Dolloff has 

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been found in England or Scotland. George A. 
Gordon of the New England Historical and 
Genealogical Society, saj^s : "You may be sure 
that Christian Dolloff was no Englishman, Scotch- 
man or Irishman." 

While no historical proof of the nationality of 
the Dolloffs has been found, various traditions 
exist. William Knox Dolloff of Fitch Ba\% P. Q., 
a descendant, as is supposed, of Richard, says: 
"I have always heard that the Dolloffs came from 
Germany. Two brothers came." The spelling 
Dolhert favors German origin. Mrs. E. H. Cross 
of Bristol, N. H., daughter of Abram Dolloff, a 
descendant from the Exeter, N. H., Dolloffs, says: 
"The tradition we have is that in the early days 
of Portsmouth an Englishman brought over a 
Russian lad by the name of Dolloff, and that he is 
the ancestor of the Dolloffs in this county." Miss 
Ellen A. Mills of Nashua, N. H., a descendant of 
Richard Dolloff, says : " Our line have always said 
that he (the first Dolloff) was a lieutenant in the 
Russian army, and fled to this country for political 
reasons." 

But a more pleasing and probable tradition is 
that Christian Dolhoof was a Russian nobleman 
who for some political or religious reason sought 
refuge in this country, and settled in Exeter, N. H. 
His wealth and position favor this tradition, and 
the name, "Christian," which is not a common 

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Russian name, may have been given to him in 
consequence of religious persecution. 

The strongest evidence that the Dolloffs are of 
Russian descent is the name itself. The termi- 
nation "off" seems almost certain proof of Russian 
origin. There are no familv names in Russian. 
Every man has, besides his own given name, his 
father's given name with a suffix "off" meaning 
"son of." Suppose the father's name to be Peter 
and the son's name John, or in Russian Ivan, this 
son would be called Ivan Petroff, i. e., John, Son of 
Peter. If this John had a son named Demeter, this 
son would be called Demeter I vanoff— Demeter, Son 
of John, and not Demeter Petroff. Thus in Russian 
no famiU 7 names are perpetuated. 

All family names in English have an origin. 
Thus we have the names Long, Short, Green, etc. 
Some characteristic or circumstance, properly 
described by these words, first gave rise to the 
name. For example, we may suppose the first 
man called Long was an unusually tall man. Why 
should not this same method of originating names 
have existed in Russia ? The Russian word for 
long is dolg; and thus a very tall man might have 
been nicknamed Dolg or Long. If he had a son 
Christian, this son would be known as Christian 
Dolgoff; i. e., Christian, Son of Dolg. The children 
of Christian would be known as Christianoff. But 
Christian Dolgoff having come to this country, 

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he and his children would adopt the English 
custom of keeping the father's last name as a 
family name. The spelling of the name would 
undergo a change by a law of euphony, according 
to which the g in Dolgoff would become h, and 
then would be omitted, with the doubling of the 
preceding letter. The process would be : Dolgoff, 
Dolhoff, Dolloff. The last two steps of this process 
are illustrated historically in thefact that Christian 
Dolloff spelled his name with an h — Dolhoof or 
Dolhof, while the children adopted the spelling 
Dolloff. 

If this derivation be correct, and we believe it is, 
then Christian Dolloff became the founder of the 
name Dolloff, and all the Dolloffs in the world are 
his descendants. As a matter of fact no Dolloffs 
have as yet been found whose origin could not be 
traced to him. If the question be raised whether 
the Russian emigrant maynot have been the father 
of Christian rather than Christian himself, it is a 
sufficient answer that, in such a case, he would 
seemingly have had to emigrate to America before 
the Pilgrim Fathers: therefore, the supposition is 
hardl}' tenable. All things considered, we are 
inclined to the belief that Christian Dolloff was 
the Russian who first emigrated to America and 
became the founder of the Dolloff name. The 
Dolloffs are almost entirely confined to New 
England. 

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THE NEW HAMPTON, N. H., DOLLOFFS. 

Besides Samuel Dolloff of New Hampton, X. H. r 
of whom we shall speak fully below, there was a 
Thomas Dolloff who lived near Xew Hampton 
Village, and had two sons, Asahel and Col. Jesse, 
and a daughter Abigail, who married Stephen 
Gordon. In the adjoining town of Meredith was 
a Samuel Dolloff, known as "Little Samuel," who 
had a son John Steven, the father of Phoebe Ann 
Plummer of Laconia, N. H., and another son 
Samuel, born in 1809, who lived in Waterville, 
N. H., and died there in 1895. It appears further 
that the father and grandfather of " Little Samuel" 
were also both named Samuel. Both lived in 
Epsom, N. H. Thus in this line there were four 
generations of Samuel Dolloffs. 

There were also two other families of Dolloffs in 
Meredith — David and Thomas. Some of these 
Meredith Dolloffs lived at times in New Hampton ; 
but it does not fall within the scope of this 
work to give a history of these.* Rather in 
accordance with the author's purpose to trace 
the genealogy of his mother and of her relatives, 
this sketch of the Dolloffs will be confined to his 
uncle, John Dolloff, Jr., and the latter's father, 

*Miss Ellen A. Mills, 41 Chestnut St., Nashua, N. H., is 
enthusiastically engaged in studying and compiling a 
genealogy of the Dolloffs, and is deserving of the cooper- 
ation and assistance of all who can furnish data. 

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John, Sr., and grandfather, Samuel. We speak of 
these because of the close inter-relationship of these 
families with each other. 

The first trace of Samuel Dolloff of New 
Hampton, N. H., is a deed signed by him and 
his " wife Rhoda," conveying a parcel of land in 
Poplin, N. H., (formerly a part of Exeter, now 
Fremont) to Thomas Chase, May 1, 1772, — 
land given to him originally "by his grandfather 
Samuel Dolloff of Exeter in his last will." In this 
deed he signed himself, " I Samuel Dolloff of Poplin." 
In 1782 he deeded to one Giddings of Exeter, N. H., 
the homestead of his "late father, Samuel Dolloff 
of Exeter." In this deed he signed himself, "I 
Samuel Dolloff of New Hampton." These two 
deeds show that Samuel Dolloff of New Hampton 
had formerly lived in Poplin, and was son of 
Samuel Dolloff, Jr., of Exeter, and grandson of 
Samuel Dolloff, Sr., and great grandson of Chris- 
tian Dolloff of Exeter. "His wife, Rhoda," was 
Rhoda Flanders, daughter of Samuel Flanders who 
was the great grandfather of Capt. John M. Flan- 
ders of New Hampton Village, N. H. Besides Rhoda 
there were Samuel, Abigail, Mary, Mehitabel and 
Onesiphorus. 

Rhoda was born December 19, 1734, in Salisbury, 
Mass. The father died when the children were 
young, and the mother removed to Poplin, N. H. 
No data has been found of Samuel Dolloffs birth, 

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but he was probably about the age of his wife. 
His birthplace was Exeter, X. H. After his 
marriage he lived in Poplin, until he removed 
to New Hampton. The Sanbornton (N. H.) Town 
History says: "Samuel Dolloff of Exeter early 
removed to New Hampton, when his son John 
was sixteen. This John the first winter with the 
assistance of a little dog and axe killed a bear, 
while felling a tree in the primeval forest." This 
bear story is confirmed by Joseph P. Dollofi of East 
And over, X. H., who remembers hearing his grand- 
father tell many times the storv, with all the details. 
John was born in 1761. This makes the date of 
his father's coming to Xew Hampton 1777 — the 
year the town was incorporated. He evidently 
pre-empted a claim and built a log house. When 
he felled the first tree, he is reported to have said: 
' Here I cut my first tree, and here my body shall 
lie." The spot became the family buryingground. 
It is situated about four rods northeast from the 
present house. In this sacred spot, enclosed by a 
wall, repose the mortal remains of Samuel and 
Rhoda,John and Elizabeth, Jonathan, Joseph and 
Betsey, and others of the family. It is to be 
regretted that no stones mark the resting place of 
Samuel and his wife. The remains of John and 
Jonathan were first buried on land belonging to 
John; but when the place was sold by Beniah in 
1812, they were removed to the familv lot. 

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In the New Hampshire State Papers, Vol. xii., 
p. 707, there is a record of a town meeting held at 
Samuel Dolloff's, August 16, 1781. There is also 
a record of another meeting held at the same place 
-when "Samel dollof and iohn dollof were 
present." September 26, 1782, two hundred and 
fifty acres of land were purchased of Samuel 
Langdon of Hampton Falls for seventy-five 
pounds current money. This land was probably 
the same as had been previously pre-empted. It 
was a hill farm on a southern slope, commanding 
-an extensive view of beautiful scenery. It lies two 
.and a half miles from the present railroad station 




THE DOLLOFF HOMESTEAD. 



"Winona (formerly New Hampton) and five miles 
from New Hampton Village and three miles from 

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Meredith Center. The original house probably 
was replaced by a frame building, which in its 
turn was pulled down, when the present dwelling 
was erected, a few rods to the west, by William 
Shores, who purchased the place probably on the 
death of Mr. Dolloff, which is supposed to have 
been in 1820, in his eighty-sixth year. Joseph P. 
Dolloff, son of John Dolloff, Sr.. bought back the 
place in 1836, andithascontinued in the possession 
•of his family as the Dolloff homestead till the 
present time. It is now owned and occupied by 
Mrs. J. W. Edgerly, who was Emma Dolloff, 
youngest daughter of Joseph P. Dolloff. 

Samuel Dolloff is said to have been of medium 
height, thickset and of full face. Reliable data are 
lacking, but it is supposed that his marriage 
occurred in Poplin (now Preemont) N. H., in 1760. 
He had two children, John and Mary (Polly). 
Mary was five years the younger. 

FAMILY RECORD OF MARY DOLLOFF. 

Mary Dolloff married Deacon Joseph Sanborn of 
New Hampton Village. Her family record, as 
obtained from the tombstones in the Sanborn 
private burial-ground, is as follows: 

Joseph Sanborn, b. 1760; d. January 20, 1834, Ae. 
74 years. 

Mary, his wife, b. 1766; d. November 17, 1826, Ae.60. 

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Children : 

1. Levi, b. 1786; d. August 12, 1818, Ae. 32 years.. 

2. Joseph, b. 1791; d. January 20, 1824, Ae. 33 

years. 

3. Polly, b. 1794; d. March 7, 1878, Ae. 85 years, 

10 months. 

4. Betsey, b. 1798; d. July 23, 1821, Ae 23. 

5. Rhoda, b. 1801; d. September 15, 1827, Ae. 26. 

6. Parker, b. 1803 ; d. January 10, 1833, Ae. 29. 

7. Plumer, b. 1806; d. November 17, 1829, Ae. 21 

years, 7 months. 

8. AsahelJ., b. 1810; d. February 11, 1846, Ae 36. 
There are besides two unmarked eraves. 



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Levi married Hannah Prescott of New Hampton 
and had a son Levi, who died unmarried. Polly 
was unmarried. Asahel married Sarah Favor of 
New Hampton, and had a daughter. 

It appears from a deed that Joseph Sanborn 
bought in 1806 the homestead of his father-in-law, 
Samuel Dolloff, and that he resold the same to the 
latter May 11, 1809, for the sum of four hundred 
dollars. In this deed Mr. Sanborn is styled 
"Gentleman," and Mr. Dolloff "Husbandman." 

John Dolloff, son of Samuel, is supposed to have 
had a part of the original farm, and to have lived 
about twenty rods from his father's house, on the 
south side of the road. Between the homes of 
father and son there was a small stream upon 
which was a grist-mill serviceable a oortion of the 
year. This John, after the birth of all his children, 

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(recorded below) bought forty acres of land of 
John Harris in Strafford, Yt., for six hundred 
dollar?, and then resold the same a few months 
later to Mr. Harris. It is not probable that he 
removed to Strafford, but lived and died upon his 
New Hampton farm. 

John is described as below the medium height, of 
light complexion with dark brown hair, hazel eyes, 
small mouth, and Roman nose. He is said to have 
strikingly resembled his grandson William Penn 
Dollotf whose picture see. He combined the 
trades of cooper and farmer. He was well educated 
for the times, and desired in early life to be a 
minister; but circumstances were unfavorable. 

The following table of genealogical descent will 
enable each family of Dolloffs to determine how 
far removed they are from Christian Dolloff: 
Christian Dolloff 1 , Samuel 2 , Samuel 3 , b. February 
1, 1703, Samuel 4 of New Hampton, X. H.,Juhn 5 , 
John and brothers and sisters 6 , their children 7 , 
grandchildren 8 , and great grandchildren 9 . 

FAMILY RECORD OF JOHN DOLLOFF, SR.* 

John Dolloff, b. September 19, 1761; d. November 7, 
1833. 

Elizabeth Preston, his wife, b. September IS, 1762; 
d. December 25, 1846. 

*This family record, except the deaths, is copied from the 
New Hampton Town Records, and evidently was prepared 
and recorded after the birth of all the children. 

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Children, all born in New Hampton, N. H. 

I. Samuel, b. September 19, 1785; d. June 20, 

1824. 

II. William Preston, b. July 5, 1788 ; d. 1817. 

III. Polly (Mary) H., b. April 4, 1790. 

IV. John, Jr., b. March 22, 1792; d. August 26, 

1871. 

V. Joseph Preston, b. July 23, 1794; d. April 19, 

1847. 

VI. Jonathan, b. January 5, 1796; d. November 

1831. 

VII. Betsey Simpson, b. May 8, 1798. 

VIII. Sally Veasey, b. June 20, 1801, d. August 9, 

1872. 

IX. FJijah Blake, b. April 19, 1803. 

X. Beniah, b. April 18, 1805 ; d. July 7, 1869. 

I. Samuel, born September 19, 1785; died June 
20, 1824. Was unmarried. 

II. William Preston, born July 4,1788. Married 
January 25, 1816, Mary Emmons of Bristol, N. H. 
Had a son William, who lived and died in New 
Hampton. The father went West, and died in 
1817. Place of death unknown. 

III. Polly H., born April 4, 1790. Married 
Jonathan Judkins, Jr., of Sanbornton, who was 
born 1794, lived on his father's place, and died 
March 29, 1834, Ae. 40 years. Polly died at the 
home of her daughter Susan, in Sanbornton, Ae. 
75 3 r ears. 

Five children : 

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1. Eben, born May 1, 1815. Was a musician. Had 

three children: i. Melvina, born May 30, 1839; 
ii. Josephine, born September 11, 1842; iii. 
Frank Rinaldo, born May, 1847, and died 
November 21, 1847. 

2. Sarah, bom October 13,1819. Married Bartlett 

K. Taylor. See Sanbornton History, p. 772. 

3. Susan, born November 14, 1822. Married Perry 

Colbv, January 22, 1843. Had five children. 
See Sanbornton History, p. 174. 

4. John Dudley, born February 17, 1825. Married 

December 5, 1848, his cousin, Mahala Preston 
Dolloff, daughter of Jonathan and Martha 
Copp Dolloff*. She was born February 16, 
1829. 

5. Peter, twin brother of John Dudley, died when 

two years old. 

IV. John, Jr., born March 22, 1792. He was 
uncle of the writer, having married the sister of 
Abigail Thomas, wife of Col. 
Joseph Morse, and daughter of 
Jacob Thomas, and grand- 
daughter of Master Abraham 
Perkins of Sanbornton, N. H. 
He combined the occupations 
of shoemaker and farmer. 
After his marriage he lived a 
few years in New Hampton ' 
then removed in 1817 to 
Strafford, Vt., where Joseph 
and Jacob were born ; then in 
1821 he returned to New Hampton and lived some 




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JOHN DOLLOFF. 



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years near his father. From 1829 to 1843 he 
lived on the Bunker place in Sanbornton, N. H., 
sharing his home with his father-in-law, Jacob 
Thomas, until the latter removed to western New 
York, to the home of his son Matthew. After this 
John Dolloff occupied for awhile the Alonzo Dolloff 
place in New Hampton, going finally from there to 
Meredith Center to spend his declining years at the 
home of his daughter Laurenia— Mrs. Daniel Pike 
Smith— where he died August 26, 1871, aged 79. 

He was a large man, weighing one hundred and 
eighty to two hundred pounds; had a florid 
complexion, black hair and eyes; was neat in 
his personal appearance, and was a successful 
farmer. Addicted to drink in early life, he reformed 
in later years. Naturally quick in temper, he was 
a Christian man and learned self-control. He was 
distinguished for his honesty, 
" his word being as good as his 
bond." 

His wile, Nancy Thomas, was 
born July 20, 1798. She had 
red cheeks, blue eyes, and light 
complexion, and was noted for 
her good looks. She was a i 
Christian, and patience and 
amiability were distinguishing 
traitsof hercharacter. Shedied 
April 9, 1875, at the age of 77. 

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NANCY DOLLOFF. 



FAMILY RECORD. 

John Dolloff, Jr., b. March 22, 1792; d. August 26, 
1871. 

Nancy Dolloff, b. July 20, 1798; d. April 9, 1875. 

Children : 

1. Laurenia, b. February 5, 1815; d. March 6, 

1879. 

2. Joseph Preston, b. July 27, 1818. 

3. Jacob Thomas (Hale), b. July 15, 1820; d. 

August 3, 1886. 

4. John Simpson, b. March 25, 1821. 

5. Elizabeth Perkins, b. July 29, 1826. 

6. Julia Ann, b. September 28, 1829. 

7. Betsey A. Harvey, b. May 23. 1831. 

8. Susan Perkins, b. April 14, 1834. 

9. Alonzo Franklin, b. May 31, 1836. 

10. Lydia M. Perkins, b. February 20, 1840. 

11. Lyman Perkins, b. March 1, 1842. 

12. Edwin Allen, b. 1844; d. in infancy. 

1. Laurenia, born February 5, 1815, probably 
in New Hampton. Married, first, Amos Small of 
Lowell, Mass., March 16, 1837, who died October 
14, 1837. Married, second, Nathan Ballard, April 
20, 1841. Mr. Ballard was overseer in one of the 
Lowell mills. He died in New Hampton, August 
17, 1856, aged 48. Married, third, Daniel Pike 
Smith, January 18, 1858. As Mrs. Smith she had 
the pleasure of caring for her aged parents in their 

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declining years. She died March 6, 1879, aged 64. 
Mr. Smith is still living (1897) and has his home 
on the old place with his son Joseph. 

2. Joseph Preston (named for his uncle.— See 
Family Record of John Dolloff, Sr.), born July 27, 
1818, in Strafford, Vt. Married, first, Almira 
Clark of Lowell, Mass., who was born February 
25, 1818, and died in Franklin Falls, N. H., Decem- 
ber 11, 1877. Four children by this marriage: 

1. Charles Herman, b. October 28, 1843, in Lowell, 

married, first, Alice Locklin, September 28, 1865, 
and second, Etta Viola Hannaford, November 
19, 1886. in Penacook, N. H. She was born 
March 16, 1862. Had one son, Charles 
Herbert, b. March 16, 1890. Mr. Dolloff was 
policeman in Laconia, N. H., and dropped dead 
in the street July 18, 1889. Mrs. Dolloff and 
son reside at 42 Province St., Laconia, N. H. 

2. Mary Emily, b. March 24, 1845, in Lowell, 

married Erwin W. Haynes, September 16, 
1865; d. August 3, 1882; left one son, Joseph 
Erwin. 

3. John Folsom, b. April 13, 1849, in Sanbornton, 

N. H.; married March 5, 1870, Augusta Annie 
Dame of Dover, N. H., who was born March 
30, 1847. Owns a large farm in East Andover, 
N. H., two miles from his father's place. Has 
no children. 

4. Cynthia Ann, b. April 18, 1852, in New Hampton, 

N. H.; married George B. Moore, and resides in 
Somerville, Mass., No. 12, Highland Avenue. 

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MRS CYNTHIA A. MOORE. 



She is an accomplished musician and musical 
instructor. Has no children. 

Joseph Preston Dolloff married, second, Emily 

Ann Rowe Scribner of Ando- ^ ^ 

ver, N. H., October 8, 1878. " ., A . 

He resided thirty years in 

Franklin Falls, N. EL Since 

1880 his home has been in 

East Ando ver, N. H. He 

has a fine personal presence, 

and is now (1898) in his 

eightieth year. 
3. Jacob Thomas (name 

afterwards changed to Her- 
man Thomas Hale) born 
July 15, 1820, in Strafford, 
Vt. When fifteen years of 
age he went to live with 
Jesse Sanborn in the northern 
part of Sanbornton, N. H. 
Mr. Sanborn was a man of 
marked ability and strong 
character, and a Whig in 
politics. Young Dolloff em- 
braced his views and voted 
the Whig ticket. Political 
feeling ran high in those days, 

joseph p. dolloff. and his Democratic father 

was highly displeased with his course and told 

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MRS. HANNAH HALE. 



him that he had disgraced the Dolloff name. The 

young man replied: "Then I 

will change my name;" and 

forthwith he petitioned the 

legislature and obtained the 

change of his name to Herman 

Thomas Hale. As Mr. Hale he 

became leader of the Whig 

party in Sanbornton, which 

was then in the minority. He 

was a man of unusual energy. 

and influence, and through his 

assiduous labors the politics 

of the town became in time 

Republican. He was honored 
with the office of selectman 
in 1859, and again in 1869. 
In the latter year he was 
chosen also town agent to 
oppose the setting off of 
Tilton into a separate town- 
ship. He professed religion 
at the age of seventeen, and 
united with the Baptist 
Church in Gaza. He married 
into theSanborn family, and 
eventually came into the 

possession of the Sanborn homestead. He died 

August 3, 1886. 

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N. E. HALE, ESO. 



Marriages and children of Herman Thomas 
Hale: 

Married, first, Elvira March Sanborn, January 
10, 1843. She was born April 3, 1824, and died 
July 15, 1853. There were four children from this 
marriage : 

1. Sarah Augusta, b. July 1, 1845; married Aaron 

Eastman, and had three children. 

2. Martha Gerrish, b. May 21, 1847; married 

Frank Thomas, and lives near the old home. 

3. Loanda Celestia, b. July 28, 1849; died August 

6, 1857. 

4. Gustavus, b. December 5, 1852; died February 

28, 1853. 

Married, second, Hannah Gerrish Sanborn, 
January 9, 1855. She was sister of his first wife. 
She was born October 31, 1833. She is still living, 
and resides on the homestead. Children of this 
marriage were three: 

1. Elvira Celestia, born June 8, 1856; married 

October 20, 1885, Oscar Lane of Laconia. 
Both she and her husband are excellent singers. 

2. Napoleon Bonaparte, born April 4, 1863. He is a 

lawyer of eminence in Concord, N. H. Is 
unmarried. 

3. Charles Freemont Harry, born January 26,1868. 

He lives at home. 

The members of the Hale family are characterized 
by large physique and ruddy complexion. The 
Sanborn homestead, which passed into the posses- 

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sion of Mr. Hale, and is now the home of his 
surviving second wife, is beautifully situated, and 
commands an extensive prospect to the northeast. 

4. John Simpson, born March 25, 1824. Married 
March 26, 1845, Hannah K. Brown, daughter of 
David Brown. After the birth of his fourth child, 
he went West and has not been heard from since. 
His wife is deceased. Children : 

1. Julia Ellen, born October 12, 1846, in Northfield, 

N. H.; married Marvin Wingate. No children. 

2. Laura Ann, born December 31, 1848, in Sanborn- 

ton. Lives in California. 

3. John Wesley, born October 20, 1851, in Sanborn- 

ton. Lives in Amoskeag, N. H. 

4. Abbie Ladora, born January 14, 1853, in San- 

bornton; married Scott Stephen Eastman, 
November 28, 1872, who was born November 
28, 1844. Lives in Hooksett, N. H. 

5. Elizabeth Perkins, born July 29, 1826, in 
New Hampton, N. H. Married January 6, 1849, 
Leonard F. Crees}^ of Lawrence, Mass. He was 
born July 6, 1823, in Derry, N. H. Is a contractor 
and builder. Resides now in Brookline, Mass., but 
does business in Boston. Children: 

1. Ella Augusta, born December 27, 1849, married 
March, 1872, William A. Perry of Manchester, 
N. H., who was born in that place October 22, 
1848. One child, William Leonard, born 
October 4, 1876. 

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2. Emma Frances, born December 11, 1852; died 

August 18, 1851. 

3. Frank Leonard, born December 15, 1860; grad- 

uated from Harvard 
College in 1882; is a 
lawyer in Boston ; 
married Susie R. Chase 
of Brookline, Mass., 
June 17, 1889; has 
two children — Made- 
line C, born March 
26,1891, and Richard 
Lincoln, born Decem- 
ber 25, 1893. 

4. Fred W., born October 

27, 1863; married M. 
E. Porter of West 
Xewton, Mass., Dec. 
17, 1889. Is a jour- 
nalist b\- profession ; lives in Xew York ; has 
no children. 

6. Julia Ann, born September 23, 1829, in 
Sanbornton, N. H. Married Joseph Simonds, 
overseer in a mill at Manchester, N. H. She died 
August 17, 1870. Had two children : 

1. Julia P., born March 1, 1850, in Lowell, Mass.; 

married a Mr. Warner; one child — Gertrude 
Warner. 

2. Frank W., born October, 1851, in Lowell. 

7. Betsey Abbie Harvey, born May 23, 1831, in 
Sanbornton, X. H. Married Charles E. Pierce, a 
civil engineer. Two children : 



FRANK L. CREESY, ESQ. 



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1. Fred Waldo, born December 25, 1855, in Dracut, 

Mass.; died June 3, 1863, in Portsmouth, N. H. 

2. Abbie Laurenia, born June 23, 1858, in Meredith, 

N. H.; married May 5, 1885, Nathaniel B. 
Boynton of Meredith Center, X. H., where she 
now (1897) resides. 

8. Susan Perkins, born April 14, 1834, in 
Sanbornton, N. H. Married June 17, 1857, Nor- 
man Robins, who died December 24, 1893. One 
child: Emma J., born June 9, 1858. Daughter 
and mother are milliners in Newton, Mass. 

9. Alonzo Franklin, born May 31, 1836, in 
Sanbornton, N. H. Married Nancy Haskins of 
Grafton, N. H. Lives on the old homestead in 
New Hampton, two miles from the village. 

10. Lydia M. Perkins, born February 20, 1840, 
in Sanbornton, N. H. Married January 11, 1875, 
John H. Sprague, who died January 18, 1893. 
He was a soldier in the Seventh Maine Regiment of 
Volunteers. She has a pension. Her present home 
is in Aver, Mass. The name of her one child is 
Waldo Whitman, who was born August 27, 1877, 
in Manchester, N. H., lives in Aver, Mass. 

11. Lyman Perkins, born March 1, 1842, in 
New Hampton, N. H. Served in the Seventh 
Maine Regiment of Volunteers from 1861 to 1864. 
Died June 17, 1864, in the hospital at Point 
Lookout, Md., one month before the expiration of 
his time. 

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12. Edwin Allen, born in 1844, in Sanbornton, 
N. H. Died in infancy, aged 5 months and 5 days. 

V. Joseph Preston, born July 23, 1794; died 
April 19, 1847. This is the Joseph P. Dolloff 
referred to in the history of Samuel Dolloff, his 
grandfather, as buying back the homestead, which 
is now owned bv his daughter, Airs. Emma 
Edgerly, as mentioned below. He married Septem- 
ber 28, 1823, Betsey Young of New Hampton, 
N. H., who died April 15, 1847. 

FAMILY RECORD. 

Joseph Preston Dolloff, born July 23, 1794; died April 
19, 1847. 

Betsey Young Dolloff, died April 15, 1847. 

Children : 

1. Betsey. 

2. Lavinia Preston, born January 31, 1828. 

3. Martha M. Naomi, born October 24, 1829. 

4. Joseph Young, born January 31, 1832; died 

October 29, 1859. 

5. Frank Fisk, born March 19, 1835. 

6. John S. S., born October 24, 1837; died June 3, 

1864. 

7. William Penn, born April 12, 1839; died May 

30, 1891. 

8. Arthur Cavano, born May 11, 1841; died April, 

1845. 

9. Emma Perkins, born January 22, 1845. 

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1. Betsey, who died four years of age. 

2. Lavina Preston, born January 31, 1828. 
Married November 26, 1847, William E. Gordon, 
who was born January 26, 1826, and resides at 
No. 5 Jackson St., Concord, N. H. Three children : 

1 . Edson Arthur, died at two and a half years of 

age, and buried in the Dolloff burying ground 
New Hampton, N. H. 

2. John Willie, born Juh r 30, 1852, and has one 

daughter, Winnie Iva. born November 22, 
1874, and married October 22, 1895, George 
Everett Myrpha. 

3. Joseph Warren, twin of John W T illie, is a physician 

at Wells, Me. Has one son, Frank Burnham 
Gordon, born March 10, 1871. 

3. Martha Merriam Naomi, born October 24, 
1829; died February 16, 1895. She married 
March 6, 1855, Edward B. Robinson of Concord, 
N. H., who was born September 9, 1833; died 
August 25, 1870. Four children : 

1. Nantie Madora, born March 29, 1856; died 

August 25, 1857. 

2. Justin Edward, born November 1, 1857; married 

August, Effie Annie Blake, who was born July 
18, 1858; one child — Myrtie Estella, born 
December 30, 1882. Resides 69 Washington 
St., Concord, N. H. 

3. Mattie Estella, born November 29, 1859; 

married March 29, 1883, Irving Douglas 
Barnard, born July 29, 1862. Three children, 

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i. Jennie Irving, born March 6, 1884; ii. Hazel 
Robinson, born November 9, 1886; iii. Justin 
Fred, born June 17, 1890, resides 3 Jackson 
St., Concord, X. H. 
4. Ardella Emogene, born December 8, 1862 ; died 
August 5, 1863. 

4. Joseph Young, born January 31, 1832 ; died 
October 29, 1859, and was buried in the family 
graveyard at New Hampton, N. H. He married 
Loanza Cole of Bryant's Pond, Me., and had one 
son, Clarence Belmont, who was born August, 
1855, and is a druggist in Penacook, N. H. 

5. Frank Fisk, born March 19, 1835, lived in 
Concord, N. H., where he died May 31, 1895. 
Married, first, Lizzie Bean; no children from this 
union. Married, second, Jennie Walker of Hebron, 
N. H., and had four children : 

1. Harry Erman. 

2. Vina Evelina. 

3. Fred Frank. 

4. Herbert Seavey, who died in infancy. 

6. John Samuel Simeon, born October 24, 1837. 
Was shot in the battle of Cold Harbor, Ya., June 
3, 1864. He married April 14, 1856, Harriet P. 
Bryant of Meredith, N. H., who was born Novem- 
ber 7, 1834. Two children : 

1. Nettie M., born February 15, 1857; died Novem- 
ber 11, 1859. 

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2. 



Albert Simeon Dolloff, M. D. 
1862. Graduated from 
Dartmouth Medical Col- 
lege June 25, 1891, and 
is a practicing physician, 
residing at No. 15 Wash- 
ington St., Beverly, Mass. 
He married May 30, 
1888, Amy J. Babb of 
Lowell, Mass., where she 
was born August 30, 
1870. He has one son, 
Albert Franklin, born 
November 23, 1896. 



born August 19, 




A. S. DOLLOFF, M. D. 




7. William Penn, born 
April 12, 1839; died May 
30,1891. He was the origi- 
nator of the celebrated rheu- 
matic remedy, " The Wonder- 
ful Wintergreen." His home 
was in New York, but he 
died in Concord, N. H. He 
bore a striking resemblance 
to his grandfather, John 
Dolloff. Married, first, Annie 
Scott of Portsmouth, N. H. 
Had two children : 
George William, born October 15. 1868; died 
December 11, 1893. Married Nellie Swain, 
born October 9. 1871 ; one child— Edith M.^ 
born June 5, 1894. 

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WILLIAM P. DOLLOFF. 



1. 



2. Joseph Washington, born December 22, 1S70; 
died September 20, 1875. 

Married, second, Martha B. Fanning of Nova 
Scotia. Had two children : 

1. Ivan, born December 7. 1883. 

2. Vinnie May, born March 16, 1886. 

8. Arthur Cavano, born May 11, 1841; died 
April, 1845, and was buried in the family burying 
ground. 

9. Emma Perkins, born January 22, 1845. 
Married April 25, 1869, John W. Edgerly of 
Meredith, N. H. As elsewhere stated, she owns 
the Samuel Dolloff homestead, and resides on the 
same a portion of the \ear. She has a house also 
in Concord, N. H. No children. 

YI. Jonathan, born January 7, 1796. He lived 
near his father's home, and 
was killed November 22, 
1831, by an ox team which 
ran over him. Married Mar. 
7, 1822, Martha (Patty) 
Copp of Tuftonborough, 
N. H., who was born Oct., 
1797. After Mr. DollofFs 
death she married, second, a 
Mr. Dow, and third, Silas 
Buzzell ; died in Ellsworth, 
Me., June 10, 1868. 

Children of Jonathan Dolloff: 




ELIJAH B. DOLLOFF. 



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1. Elijah Blake, born January 15, 1824; died 
November 20, 1894, at Lawrence, Mass. His 
wife's name was Lucy Ann Moses, whom he 
married August 12, 1845. She was born January 
7, 1824 ; died July 24, 1893. Three children : 

1. Flora Ann, born October 15, 1846 ; died February' 

19, 1848. 

2. Samuel Moses, born November 25, 1847; died 

September 29, 1849. 

3. Laura Ella, born July 5, 1850. Resides at No. 

369 Lowell St., Lawrence, Mass. 

2. David Copp, born September 27, 1825. 
Married Abby Cummings of New Hampton, N. H., 
in 1847. Had five children, of whom three are 
living: 

1. Jane Clark, who has two children, and lives in 

Lawrence, Mass. 

2. James Monroe, who has two children and lives 

in Ashburnham, Mass. 

3. Abby Glidden, who has one child, and lives in 

Haverhill, Mass. 

3. Elizabeth Ela,born March 8,1827. Married, 
first, December 24, 1851, John Page Hoyt of 
Wentworth, N. H., who died January 7, 1857. 
There was one son from this marriage, born in 
1854, and died aged six months. Married, second, 
August 20, 1868, Capt. James Willis Low, in New 
York city. He served in the Twenty-first New 
Jersey Volunteers, nine months' call, 1862-3; died 

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April 16, 1896. She receives a pension. Present 
address, Mrs. James Willis Low, Ayer, Mass. 

4. Mahala Preston, born February 16, 1829; 
married December 5, 1848, John Dudley Judkins of 
Sanbornton, N. H. Present address, No. 521 
Lowell St., Lawrence, Mass. 

5. Harriet Smith, born March 27, 1831; 
married, first, McLenden, second, Charles Kimball, 
third, John Cheeney. Resides 521 Lowell St., 
Lawrence, Mass. 

VII. Betsy Simpson, born May 8,1798; married 
Joseph Palmer. 

Children: 1. Beniah. 2. Sally. 3. Elijah. 
4. Betsey. 5. Rosina. 6. Irvin L, who lives in 
St. Regis Falls, N. Y. Millwright and contracts 
building. 

VIII. Sally Veasey, born June 20, 1801, in New 
Hampton, N. H. Married Henry Batchelder of 
Epsom, N. H., who was born August 5, 1800, in 
Meredith, N. H. He was hotel-keeper in Epsom. 
About 1850 he removed to Phillips, Me., where he 
died July, 1869. She died in the same town 
August 9, 1872. 

Children of Sallv Veasev DollofF Bachelder: 

1. Mary E., born December 17, 1821, in New 
Hampton, N. H. Married John Wiggin of North- 
wood, N. H. Resided in Dover in 1870. 

2. Hannah Pearson, born October 20, 1823. 

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Married, first, Nathaniel Morrison. Married, 
second, William Marvel of Farmington, Me. 

3. Lucinda Dow, born September 21, 1825. 
Married Samuel Richardson of Dover, N. H. 

4. Charles Simson, born October 1, 1827. See 
Sanbornton (N. H.) Town History, p. 27. 

5. Eliza Kelley,born August 29, 1830. Married 
John Stevens, and lives near Farmington, Me. 

6. Lydia Dow, born August 19, 1832. Married 
James Dill of Phillips, Me. 

7. William Henry, born October 27, 1834. 
Enlisted in the Sixteenth Maine Regiment, in the 
Civil War, and was killed in battle, leaving a wife 
and one son in Phillips, Me. 

8. George G., born July 10, 1837. Was married 
and lives in Phillips, Me. His wife died April, 1875. 

9. Sarah Jane, born January 27, 1840; married 
and lives in Phillips, Me. 

10. John D., born December 4, 1842. He is a 
farmer, and lives on his father's old place in 
Phillips, Me. 

IX. Elijah Blake, born April 19, 1803. Married, 
friends say, Electa Blackie of Center Harbor, N. H. 
(But the New Hampton, N. H., Town Records 
state that Elijah B. Dolloff married Sally Bryant 
of Meredith, February 12, 1825.) He had three 
children— two sons and a daughter. He lost an 
arm when firing a salute one Fourth of July. He 
went West, and died, place and time unknown. 

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X. Beniah, the youngest of the children of John 
Dolloff, Sr., was born April 18, 1805, in New 
Hampton, N. H. He married Clarissa Yeasey of 
Boston in 1827. He took care of his parents in 
their declining years, and 
received the farm. His 
father died in 1833. In 
1842 he sold the place to 
Deacon Daniel Veasey, 
who lived near, and whose 
son, Lyman Yeasey, still 
owns the property. The 
house has been pulled 
down, but the barn re- 
mains. For three years 
after the sale of the place 
Beniah Dolloff resided in 

New Boston, about four miles distant; but in 
1845 he removed to Boothbay Harbor, Me., 
where his wife's brothers lived. This continued his 
place of residence until his death which occurred 
July 7, 1869. 

Beniah Dolloff was a man of medium size, and is 
described as "ingenious, industrious, fond of music, 
and one of the best men that ever lived." His wife 
was born October 9, 1810, and died January 7, 
1869, six months before her husband. She is 
spoken of as "a cultivated lady, lovely in every 
respect, and a devoted Christian." 

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BEXIAH DOLLOFF. 



FAMILY RECORD. 

Beniah Dolloff, born April 18, 1805; died July 7, 1869. 
Clarissa V., born October 9, 1810; died January 7, 
1869. 

Children : 

1. Eliza Paine, born August 9, 1829; died Mav 1, 

1837. 

2. Frances Tuman, born November 20, 1831. 

3. George Washington, born February 1, 1833. 

4. Charles Henry, born June 11, 1834. 

5. Adeline Murray, born December 4, 1838; died 

July 21, 1860. 

6. Warren L-ovell, born February 1, 1840. 

7. Beniah Preston, born August 26, 1842; died 

December 28, 1880. 

8. Clara Elizabeth, born January 4, 1847. 

9. Julia Maria, born July 31, 1848. 

All were born in New Hampton, N. H., except the two 
last. 

1. Eliza Paine, born August 9, 1829; died 
suddenly May 1, 1837, and was buried in the 
Dolloff burying ground in New Hampton. 

2. Frances Tuman, born November 20, 1831. 
In 1859 married Addison Wesley Lewis of Booth- 
bay, Me. Mr. Lewis was First Lieutenant in Co. 
A, Twentieth Regiment of Maine Volunteers. He 
was an active member of the Baptist Church. 
His death occurred December 31, 1894. Mrs. 
Lewis resides at Boothbay Harbor, Me. No 
children. 

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3. George Washington, born February 1, 1833, 
He lives on the homestead of 

his father. He is tall and of 
light complexion. He mar- 
ried, first, Ellen McCobb, 
September 20, 1871. She 
was born July 19, 1829; 
died January 8, 1879. Mar- 
ried, second, Julia Ann Web- 
ster, October 27, 1882. She 
was born October 14, 1842. 
One child: Raymond Web- 
ster, born December 17,1887. 

4. Charles Henry, born 
June 11, 1834. Married 
February 5, 1875, Emma Eliza Pinkham. She 

was born November, 1849. 
Two children : 

1. Myrtie Emma, born 
March 18, 1879. 




GEORGE \V. DOLLOFF. 




2. 



Charles Benjamin, born 
August 20, 1888. ' 



CHARLES H. DOLLOFF. 



5. Adeline Murray, born 
December 4, 1838 ; died of 
consumption July 21, 1860. 
Unmarried. 

6. Warren Lovell, born 
Februarv 1, 1840. A de- 



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scription of him says; "He was tall, of light 
complexion, and good looking." July 3, 1865, he 
married Helen Augusta Beath of Boothbay, Me. 
He enlisted in the Fourteenth Maine in the Civil 
War and served till the close of hostilities. He 
had one son: Frank Hobbs, born October 25, 
1867, in Boothbay and resides at 100 Exchange 
St., Portland, Me. 

7. Beniah Preston, born in New Hampton, 
N. H., August 26, 1842. Married December 28, 
1866, Mary Frances Blake of Boothbaj', Me. She 
was born in Boothbay, Me., February 18, 1845. 
Three children : 

1. Grace Ames, born December 11, 1867. 

2. Sherburn Rufus, born May 30, 1870. 

3. Moses Preston, born May 14, 1879. 

On his twentieth birthday Beniah enlisted in 
Co. K, Nineteenth Regiment of Maine Volunteers. 
He served three years, and was promoted "for 
bravery and meritorious conduct." After passing 
through many battles safely, he was killed in his 
own dooryard by the upsetting of a carriage, 
December 28, 1880. He was a faithful member of 
the Methodist Church. He belonged to the choir, 
and was also a member of the band of Boothbav. 
An obituary notice, speaking of his funeral, says : 
"Many cheeks unaccustomed to tears were wet, 
and voices of strong men quavered with suppressed 
emotion." 

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8. Clara Elizabeth, born January 4, 1847, in 
Boothbay. She married July 14, 1867, James 
McDougal, who was born February 8, 1845. 
Residence, No. 93 Sixth St., Chelsea, Mass. 
Children ; 

1. Clara Lewis, bom May 26, 1869. 

2. Frank Clarence, born February 1, 1877. 

9. Julia Maria, born July 31, 1848, in Booth- 
bay Harbor, Me. Married June 22, 1868, Charles 
E. Giles of East Boothbay, Me. He was born 
October 14, 1843. When eighteen years of age he 
enlisted in Co. K, Nineteenth Regiment Maine 
Volunteers, and served until mustered out June 1, 
1865. He removed to Providence, R. I., in 1872, 
and resides at No. 44 Halsey St. He is an engineer 
in the Corliss Steam Engine Co. Children : 

1. Harry Morrill, born May 23, 1869, at Boothbay, 

Me.; married Clara Dudley Yeans, October 15, 
1890, and has two sons: Walter Carr, born 
January 21, 1894, and Paul Dolloff, born 
December 20, 1895. Harry M. Giles is a 
mechanical engineer in the employ of E. D. 
Leavett, Cambridgeport, Mass. 

2. Charles Fairfax, born June 28, 1872, at Booth- 

bay, Me. Married November 20, 1894, Mary 
Elizabeth McCarthy. One child : Olive Fairfax, 
born March 31, 1896; died March 10, 1897. 
Mr. Giles is in the employ of the Corliss Steam 
Engine Co. 

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3. A son, born March 1, and died 29th of same 

month. 

4. Sue Cousenes, born June 1, 1880. 

5. George Corliss, born June 26, 1882. 

6. Marie Julia, born June 29, 1887. 



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Roll of ^i*is Honor. 



Below are the names of the soldiers referred to 

in these sketches — twenty in all. 

Capt. Abraham Perkins, Revolutionary War, - 8 

Jonathan Thomas, Revolutionary War, - 14 

Jacob Thomas, Revolutionary War, - - 16 

Jacob Thomas, Jr, War of 1812, - - 22 

W T illiam H. Batchelder, Civil War, - - 60 

Charles S. Brown, Civil War, - - 27 

John S. S. Dolloff, Civil War, - - - 55 

Lyman P. Dolloff, Civil War, - 52 

Warren L. Dolloff, Civil War, - - 64 

Beniah P. Dolloff, Civil War, - 54 

Charles E. Giles, Civil War, - - - 65 

George W. Heath, Civil War, - - 26 

Moses C. Heath, Civil War, - - - 28 

Hiram T. Heath, Civil War, - 28 

Lieut. Addison W. Lewis, Civil War, - - 62 

Capt. James W. Low, Civil War, - 58 

Edwin 0. Marden, Civil War, - - 29 

John Rowe, Civil War, 28 

Merril P. Simons, Civil War, - - - 26 

John H. Sprague, Civil War, - - 52 

In honor of our soldier friends let us sing our 
National Hymn, 

" My country 'tis of thee, 
Sweet land of liberty." 

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Index. 

Family records are given, names of children not 
repeated. 

Babb.AmyJ., - - - - 56 

Bachelder, Mrs. Henry, Family Record, - 56, 57 

Bachilor, Rev. Stephen, - - - 6, 7 

Barnard, I. D., - - - - 54 

Barnard, Mattie E., - - - 54 

Bean, Lizzie, - 55 

Beath, Helen A., - - - - 64 

Blake, Mary F., - - - 64 

Blake, Effie Annie, - - - - 54 

Boynton, Mrs. Nathaniel B., - 52 

Brown, Hannah K., - - - 50 

Brown, Ellen F., ... 30 
Brown, Mrs. Ruth P., Family Record, Portrait, 26, 27 

Brown, Polly, 22 

Bryant, Harriet P., - - - 55 

Bryant, Sally, 60 

Clifford, Etta, - - 28 

Colb\ r , Perry, - ... 43 

Cole, Loanza, - - - - 55 

Copp, Martha, 57 

Creesy, Mrs. Leonard, Family Record, - 50, 51 

Creesy, Ella A., - - - - 50 

Crees\^, Frank L., Esq., Portrait, - 51 

Creesy, Fred W., - - - - 51 

Cummings, Abby, ... 53 

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Dame, Augusta A., 46 

Dill, James, - 60 

Dolloff, - - - - - 31-65 

Cemetery, - 37 

Derivation of name, 33 

Homestead, - - - - 38 

Nationality, 31 

Alonzo F., - - - - 45, 52 

Dr. A. S., portrait, 56 

Adeline M., - - - - 63 

Arthur C, - - - - 57 

Beniah, Family Record, portrait, - 61, 62 

Beniah P., - - - - 64 

Betsy A. H., ... 45, 51 

Betsy Simpson (Palmer), - - 59 

Betsey Young, ... 53 

Charles Henry, portrait, - - 63 

Charles Herman, ... 46 

Charles Herbert, 46 

Christian, - - - - 31, 32 

Christian, Genealogical line, - - 41 

Clara Elizabeth, 62, 65 

Clarence B., 55 

David Copp, ... 58 

Elijah B., son of John, - - - 42,46 

Elijah B., son of Jonathan, portrait, - 58 

Eliza P., ... - 62 

Elizabeth E. (Low), - 58 

Elizabeth P. (Creesy), - - - 50, 51 

Emma P. (Edgerly), - - 53,57 

Frances T. (Lewis), 62 

Frank F., - - - 53, 55 

Frank H., .... 64 

George W., portrait, - - 65 

Harriets., 59 

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Dolloff, continued. 

Jacob T. (Hale), - - - 45, 47 

John, Family Record, - - - 41,42 

John, Jr., Family Record, portrait, - 43-45 

John F., - - - . 46 

John Simpson, Family Record, - 45, 50 

John S. S., - - - - 53, 55 

Jonathan, Family Record, - - 42, 57, 58 

Joseph P., son of John, Family Record, - 42, 53 
Joseph P., son of John Jr., Family Record, 46, 47 

Joseph P., son of John, Jr., portrait, - 45 

Joseph Young, - - - 53, 55 

Julia A , - - - 45, 51 

Julia M. (Giles), Family Record, - 62, 65, 66 

Laura E., - - - 58 

Laurenia (Smith), - - - 45 

Lavinia P. (Gordon), Family Record, - 53, 54 

Levi, - - - . 26, 27 

Lydia M. P., - - - . 45, 52 

Lyman P., - - " - - 45, 52 

Mahala P., - - - - 59 

Martha Copp, - - - 57 

Martha M. N. (Robinson) Family Record, 54 

Mrs. Nancy (Thomas) portrait, - 44 

Mrs. Mary (Sanborn), Family Record, - 39, 40 

Polly, - 39 

Polly H., 42 

Rhoda, Mrs., ... 35 

Sally V. (Batchelder), Family Record, - 42, 59 

Samuel of New Hampton, - - 36-39 

Susan P. (Robins), - - - 52 

Warren L., - - - - 62 

William Perm, portrait, - - - 56 

William P., - - - - 42 

Eastman, Aaron, - - - - 49 

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Eastman, Scott E., - 50 

Edgerly, Mrs. J. W., - - 39, 57 

Fanning, Martha B., - - - 57 

Flanders, Rhoda, 36 

Flanders, Capt. J. N., - 36 

Giles, Mrs. Charles E., Family Record, - 65 

Gordon, George A., - 32 

Gordon, William, 29 

Gordon, Mrs. William E., Family Record, 53, 54 

Gordon, Joseph W., 54 

Greenleaf, Wilbur, ... 28 

Haines, Wesley, 28 

Hale, Jacob T., Family Record, - 47, 48 

Hale, Charles F., - - - 49 

Hale, Elvira C. (Lane), - - 49 

Hale, Mrs. Elvira M., 49 

Hale, Airs. Hannah G., portrait, - 48, 49 

Hale, Martha G. (Thomas), 49 

Hale, Napoleon B., Esq., portrait, - 48 

Hale, Sarah A. (Eastman), 49 

Harrington, Rachel, ... 23 

Haskins, Nancy, 52 

Heath, ----- 25-30 

Emilv J. (Marden), Family Record, - 29 

Nathan, Family Record, - - 25,26 

Mrs. Esther, ... 19, 24, 26 

Esther M., - - - - 28 

George W., - - - -26,28 

Hattie B., - - - - 28 

Hiram, ----- 28 

Hiram T., - - - - 28, 30 

LeviD., - - - -26,27 

LeviN., - 30 

LourillaP. (Wade), - - - 26,30 

Lovina W. (Kirk), - - - 26,29 

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Heath, continued. 

Mary Ann (Haines), - - -26, 28 

Moses C, Family Record, - - 27, 28 

Nancy D., - 26, 28 
Ruth P. (Brown), Family Record, portrait, 26, 27 

Holden. Thomas H., ... 28 

Hoyt, John P., - 58 

Judkins, Mrs. Jonathan, Jr., Family Record, 42, 43 

Judkins, John Dudley, 43 

Kirk, Mrs. Stephen P., portrait, - 29 

Kirk, Frank N. C, 29 

Knight, Charlotte, ... 28 

Lane, Mrs. Oscar, 49 

Lewis, Mrs. A. W., ... 62 

Low, Mrs. James W., 58 

Marden, Edwin 0., - - - 29 

Marden, Mrs. Emily J., Family Record, - 29 

McCarthy, Mary E., -" 65 

McDougal, Mrs. James, Family Record, - 65 

Mills, Miss Ellen A., - - 32, 35 

Moore, Mrs. Cynthia A., portrait, - - 47 

Morse Memorial, ... 4 

Morse, Hon. Asa P., ... 4 

Morse, Benjamin, portrait, - - 21 

Morse, Mrs. Eliza, portrait, - - 21 

Morse, John M., portrait, - - 22 

Morse, Col. Joseph, portrait, - - 19 

Morse, Mrs. Abigail, portrait, - - 19 

Morse, Rev. S. B., portrait, 20 

Morse, Rev. C. F., frontispiece and - 19 

Morse, Moses, portrait, 20 

Moses, Lucy Ann, ... 58 

M}-rpha, George E., - - - 54 

Palmer, Mrs. Joseph, Family Record, - 59,60 

Palmer, Irvin I., - - - - 59 



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Perkins, - 

Perkins Genealogical line, 

House, - 

Master Abraham, Family Record, 

Abraham, portrait, - 

Prof. G. H., portrait, 

John P., 
Perry, William A., ... 
Pettingill, Susan, - 

Pierce, Mrs. Charles E., 
Pinkham, Emma E., - 

Richardson, Samuel, 

Robins, Mrs. Norman, ... 
Robins, Emma J., - 

Robinson, Mrs. Edward, Family Record, - 
Robinson, Justin E., 
Robinson, Mattie E., 
Rowe, John, ... 

Sanborn Genealogical line, 
Sanborn, Mrs. Dea. Joseph, Family Record, 
Sanborn, Jesse, - 
Scott, Annie. - 

Simons, Mrs. Joseph, - 
Simons, Merrill P., Family Record, 
Smith, Daniel P., ... 

Stevens, John, ... 

Stone, Mary N., 
Swain, Nellie, - 

Thomas, .... 

* Abigail (Chandler), 

Abigail (Morse), portrait, 

Eliza (Morse), portrait, - 

Esther (Heath), 

Frank T., 

Jacob, Famih' Record, 



5-12 
6 
8 
10 
10 
11 
11 
50 
28 
51 
63 
60 
52 
52 
52, 51 
54 
54 
28 
6 
42 
47 
56 
57 
27 
26 
60 
23 
56 
13-24 
14 

18. 19 
18,21 

19, 26 
49 

18. 19 



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Thomas, continued. 

Jacob, Jr., - - - - 15 

Jonathan N., - - _ 19 j 24 

Mathew P., portrait, - - - 23 

Nancy (Dolloff), portrait, - - 19, 22, 44 

Veasey, Clarissa, - - - . qi 

Veasej, Lyman, - 51 

Wade, Otis A., 30 

Walker, Jennie, - 55 

Webster, Julia A., - - . _ 53 

Wiggin, John, - 59 

Wingate, Marvin, - - - - 50 

Yeans, Clara D., - 65 

Young, Betsy, - - - - 53 



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