Of Rev. C. F. Horse tfr
REV. CHARLES F. MORSE.
Master Abraham Perkins,
John Dolloff, Jr.,
John Dolloff, Sr.,
AND HIS FATHER,
AJTREY. CHARLES F. MORSE.J^>
PI I '''
k Alter- U-
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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."
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
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
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
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
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
PROF. G. H. PERKINS.
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
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
his winters in the "up country" in hunting and
trapping. The time of his death is unknown.
The children of Jonathan Thomas were as
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
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
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.
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
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
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."
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.
Jacob Thomas, b. January 31, 1763, d. December 20,
Ruth Thomas, b. July 21, 1764, d. November 22,1852.
They were married October 13, 1785.
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.
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,
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
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-
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
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.
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."
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.
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.
9. Esther, born October 10, 1803; married
Nathan Heath; died June 19, 1846. See sketch
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.
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
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.
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.
Nathan Heath, b. October 8, 1800, d. December 18,
Esther M. Heath, b. October 10, 1803, d. Jure 19,
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
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
Fifth New Hampshire Volunteers, and receives a
pension. Married November 29, 1851, Susan
1. Sarah Frances, b. March 24, 1853, d. April 5,
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
3. Esther Mahala, b. March 6, 1866, married
Thomas H. Holden of Stewartstown, N. H.,
November 24, 1881, resides in Franklin Falls,
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.
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
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:.
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
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.
The names of his wives and children are good
English names, but no trace of any Dolloff has
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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
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.
Mary, his wife, b. 1766; d. November 17, 1826, Ae.60.
1. Levi, b. 1786; d. August 12, 1818, Ae. 32 years..
2. Joseph, b. 1791; d. January 20, 1824, Ae. 33
3. Polly, b. 1794; d. March 7, 1878, Ae. 85 years,
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.
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,
(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,
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.
Children, all born in New Hampton, N. H.
I. Samuel, b. September 19, 1785; d. June 20,
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,
V. Joseph Preston, b. July 23, 1794; d. April 19,
VI. Jonathan, b. January 5, 1796; d. November
VII. Betsey Simpson, b. May 8, 1798.
VIII. Sally Veasey, b. June 20, 1801, d. August 9,
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 :
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,
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
■■: :.,■■■' "
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
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.
John Dolloff, Jr., b. March 22, 1792; d. August 26,
Nancy Dolloff, b. July 20, 1798; d. April 9, 1875.
1. Laurenia, b. February 5, 1815; d. March 6,
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
N. E. HALE, ESO.
Marriages and children of Herman Thomas
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
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
4. Gustavus, b. December 5, 1852; died February
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
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-
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
Joseph Preston Dolloff, born July 23, 1794; died April
Betsey Young Dolloff, died April 15, 1847.
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,
7. William Penn, born April 12, 1839; died May
8. Arthur Cavano, born May 11, 1841; died April,
9. Emma Perkins, born January 22, 1845.
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
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,
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.
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.
WILLIAM P. DOLLOFF.
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
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.
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'
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
1. Jane Clark, who has two children, and lives in
2. James Monroe, who has two children and lives
in Ashburnham, Mass.
3. Abby Glidden, who has one child, and lives in
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
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.,
VII. Betsy Simpson, born May 8,1798; married
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
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.
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
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.
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."
Beniah Dolloff, born April 18, 1805; died July 7, 1869.
Clarissa V., born October 9, 1810; died January 7,
1. Eliza Paine, born August 9, 1829; died Mav 1,
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
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
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.
Charles Benjamin, born
August 20, 1888. '
CHARLES H. DOLLOFF.
5. Adeline Murray, born
December 4, 1838 ; died of
consumption July 21, 1860.
6. Warren Lovell, born
Februarv 1, 1840. A de-
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
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.
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
3. A son, born March 1, and died 29th of same
4. Sue Cousenes, born June 1, 1880.
5. George Corliss, born June 26, 1882.
6. Marie Julia, born June 29, 1887.
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
" My country 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty."
Family records are given, names of children not
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
Dame, Augusta A., 46
Dill, James, - 60
Dolloff, - - - - - 31-65
Cemetery, - 37
Derivation of name, 33
Homestead, - - - - 38
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
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
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
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
Perkins Genealogical line,
Master Abraham, Family Record,
Abraham, portrait, -
Prof. G. H., portrait,
Perry, William A., ...
Pettingill, Susan, -
Pierce, Mrs. Charles E.,
Pinkham, Emma E., -
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, -
* Abigail (Chandler),
Abigail (Morse), portrait,
Eliza (Morse), portrait, -
Jacob, Famih' Record,
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