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PREPARED BY ISAAC STEVENS METCALF, OF ELYRIA, OHIO,.
FOR THE CHILDREN AND DESCENDANTS OF
WHO WAS BORN AT ROYALSTON, MASSACHUSETTS,
FEBRUARY ), 1783,
AND DIED IN BOSTON, APRIL 17, 1830.
MAY 3 1902
Printed for Private Circulation*
Gorrctpondence may be z66ttMud to Mis Marion
Metcalf ^ 43 West Avenue, Elyria, Ohio» of whom
•copies may be obtained at the rate of one dollar
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There has been much speculation about the origin of
the name Metcalf . The original seat of the family was
in the North and Northwest part of Yorkshire, in Eng-
land. The name is found in the old records spelled
variously: Metkalff, Medcalffe, Mydcalfe, Medcalf, Mede-
calfe, Meitcalve, Medecafe, Metecalfe, and many others.
The name is still a very common one in Yorkshire,
where it was, and is yet sometimes pronounced ** Mecca."
The traditions are that the early Metcalfs were as a race
unusually large, strong men. There is a familiar story
of the strong-armed hero who twisted the neck of a fero-
cious bull, and reported that he
** Met a calf over there,"
and so was called the Man who Met a Calf, or the Met-
calf. In later times. Rev. B. E. Metcalf, Rector of Fer-
rybridge, Yorkshire, writes that he knew in Mukar,
Craven, Yorkshire, eight families of Metcalfs, one a father
and seven sons, and all very large men, over six feet tall.
Craven is an old Metcalf district in Yorkshire. Whitta-
ker's ** History of Craven " derives the name Metcalf from
the old Saxon **Mechalgh," halgh meaning a tract of
land and Mechalgh, the Men of Mec's land.
Another derivation is perhaps more probable. There
are in Craven, twelve miles southeast of Dent, three hills,
or a small mountain with three peaks, now called the
Pennegent hills, but long known as the Three Calves,
4 METCALF GENEALOGY.
A. D. 1278 (Edward I.) it is recorded that Adam de
Medekalf , that is Adam of the Middle Calf, was killed
by one Steynebrigge in single combat. The prefix Mede
is derived from the German Mitte, Saxon Midd, English
Middle. This Adam of Metcalf in 1278, was the eighth
in descent from the original Dane Arkefrith, who came
to England in 10 16 with King Canute, who gave him
lands in Northwest Yorkshire, and made him ** Lord of
Dent, Sedburg and Askrigg,'* names still to be found
on the maps of Yorkshire.
It is said that this Danish succession can be traced in
an unbroken line from Arkefrith to the present time.
William Mainrod Metcalf, Esq., of York, England, born
in 1839, claims to be the 39th in regular descent from
Arkefrith, as follows:
2. Arkell, Lord of Dent, etc. (Doomsday Book of
Edward the Confessor).
7. Adam, 1252.
8. Adam, 1278. Called Medecalfe.
9. Adam. Medecalfe of Baynbridge,
10. Adam. Medecalfe of Thornton.
1 1 . Richard. Metcalf of Baynbridge.
12. Thomas. Metcalf of Baynbridge.
13. John Metcalf, married Alice of Ireby.
14. James Metcalf, of Nappa, in Wensleydale, married
Gelsone of Ireby, was Captain at the battle of Agincourt,
under Henry V., in 1415, and was Lord of the Manor of
Nappa when Margaret, widow of Richard, Lord Scrofe,
claimed dower in said Manor. But in 1472, the widow of
METCALF GENEALOGY. 5
Lord Scrofe released to James Metcalf and heirs all
claims. In 1439 ^^ is described as of Nappay under the
Skar, in Ayegarth. In 1459 ^s of Wensleydale, York.
This James Metcalf founded and endowed the Chantry of
St. Anne at Askrigg ; requiring daily Mass said and prayers
oflfered for the good estate of the King and Queen, of
himself and his sons, and for their souls when from this
life they pass away, and for the souls of all his benefac-
tors, and all the faithful departed. In this chapel of St.
Anne is still (1880) to be seen a marble slab, which has
evidently been defaced, and the inscriptions, carvings,
sculptures, and ornaments of brass torn off. This, it is
said, was done by the ** Roundheads** in the time of
This James Metcalf*s children were Reginald, who
married a Thornton of Thornton; Brian; Myles, who
was in Parliament from York, in 1478; Thomas, who
was Chancellor of the Kingdom under Edward IV. and
Richard III. ; Joan, who married Marmaduke, Constable
of Cliff; and Cicely, who died in 1502, Prioress of
Marrich Abbey, in Iraledale, Priory of St. Andrew,
On account of their adherence to the house of York,
and Richard III., Myles Metcalf, the Recorder, and his
brother, the Chancellor, were expressly excepted from
the pardon granted in 1485, by Henry VII. But they
were afterwards pardoned and restored to office. Myles
Metcalf died Feb. 25, 1494, and was buried in the Minster
of York. There was a brass tablet in the Minster of York
with the inscription :
' * + Hie jacet Mils Metcalf, quondam recordator istius
civitatis, ac etiam sinus justiciarius dom. regis apud Lan-
caster, qui obiit XXV die mensis Februarii, ann. Dom.
1494. Cujus anime propitietus Deus. Amen."
/ 6 METCALF GENEALOGY,
These Yorkshire Metcalfs were always very zealous
Catholics. Bryan Metcalf of Beare Park, Wensleydale,
was the Bryan of Beare, champion, in the story of the
Felon Sow of Rokeby, according to Whittaker's History
and Sir Walter Scott's *' Rokeby/* Beare Park, Marrich,
Wensleydale, was long a residence of the Metcalfs till it
was confiscated in 1543, under Henry VnFs suppression
Thomas Metcalf, the other brother, was Privy Council-
lor in 1460, under Henry VI., and Chancellor of Lancas-
ter, under Richard HI.
This Thomas Metcalf was described in Leland's Chroni-
cles ** a great officer as steward, survier, or receyver of
landes whereby he waxed riche, and did builde and pur-
chace. He made additions to Nappay Hall, in which two
toures be very fair, besides other logginges.'* He adds
that * ' Knappey and other places thereabout be able make
a three hundred men in very knowen consanquinitie of the
15. This Thomas Metcalf with his brothers Myles, Reg-
inald and Bryan, with Joan, wife of Marmaduke, and
Cicely the Prioress, are called the fifteenth (15th) genera-
tion from the old Dane Arkefrith.
33. William Metcalf, who married Anne Main wood,
May 21, 1657, is called the thirty-third from Arkefrith.
39. William Mainwood Metcalf, of York, England,
born in 1839, claims to be the 39th from Arkefrith.
But our American Metcalfs are descended from Brian,
of Beare Park, the third son of James Metcalf of Nappay,
who married Johanna, of Boughton. Their sons were
Richard, Leonard, Nicholas and Roger. Leonard married
a Thursby, and left children Leonard, Vincent, Godfrey,
Leonard Metcalf, of Beare Park, in 1569 joined the
METCALF GENEALOGY, 7
Rising in the North, in the interest of Mary, Queen of
Scots. He was condemned and attainted and narrowly-
escaped the scaffold. His name is first in the list of
*' Gentlemen prisoners at Carlisle, Dec, 1569.*' His
name is in the list of prisoners taken to Durham Castle,
January, 1570. Eleven of them were indicted for '* Con-
spiracy of Treason and Rebellion,'* and all were con-
demned to die. Four were executed at once at York.
The other seven were ** Stayed for the second execution,"
or until the Queen's pleasure; and it was represented to
the Queen that Leonard Metcalf rose because the Earl
of Northumberland did, and also that he had made state
of his lands to his wife, so that by his life the Queen
should have his lands, while by his death his wife should
have them, so that the Queen should win by his life and
lose by his death ; and further that he had been taken for
a very quiet, honest gentleman, and that he was generally
lamented. The Queen's reply expressed her willingness
to spare the lives of three, but ** for the four, Metcalf,
Lambert, Claxton and Conyers, we thynk it good that some
furder example be showed and we refer the same to your
own judgment." But the Commissioners did not accept
the discretion thus given them; and April 5, the Earl of
Sussex wrote to Secretary Cecil, that the Queen ** wanted
some furder example of ye better sorte," and that ** Met-
calf, Lambert, Claxton and Conyers ought to be executed."
But finally none of them were executed, probably for
the sake of ** ye landes.** The Bill of Attainder names
*' Leonard Metcalfe, late of Beare Park, Co. York, Es-
The **coat of armes" of these old Yorkshire Metcalf s was
everywhere, ** Argent, three calves, passant sable," with
different quarterings in different branches of the family.
Our emigrant ancestor, Michael Metcalf, the Dornix or
« METCALF GENEALOGY.
Embroidery Weaver, of Norwich, and the Metcalfs of
Norwich, Tatterford and vicinity, in Norfolk county, were
immediately descended from the Metcalfs of Beare Park
and Nappa Hall in Northern Yorkshire. The Yorkshire
Metcalfs, as far as known, were zealous Catholics; the
Norfolk family were zealous Protestants, and Michael, at
least, a staunch Puritan. When Leonard Metcalf was at-
tainted for high treason, and lost his large estates in
Yorkshire (which it is hiiHed may have been one reason
for his condemnation, his lands being wanted for some new
court favorite), his family left Yorkshire and settled in
Norfolk. Religion was then largely a matter of politics.
It is supposed that Leonard Metcalf himself, perhaps as a
condition of his pardon, gave up his Catholicism, and
after the loss of his property, eventually took holy orders
under the state church, and twenty years after was the
first Leonard Metcalf, Rector of the parish of Tatterford
near Norwich. But it is perhaps more probable that this
first Rector Metcalf of Tatterford was the son of Leonard
Metcalf, the quondam traitor.
The earliest records extant of the parish of Tatterford,
are copies in the registry of the Archdeaconry of Norfolk,
and commence about 1560. In 1580, et scquens^ Leonard
Metcalf was Rector of the Parish of Tatterford. Leonard
Metcalf was succeeded by Richard Metcalf. In these
records the name is spelled Metcalf, Metcalfe, Mettcalf
and Mettcalf e. In 1585 is the entry of baptism of
*' Leonardus Metcalf, filius Leonardi Metcalf et Bapt fuit
3d die Septembris.*' Again, ** Michael Metcalf filius
Leonardi Metcalf et bapt fuit 17th die June 1587." Which
confirms our records that Michael Metcalf, the Dornix
Weaver, was born at Tatterford, Norfolk Co., June 17,
1587. There is no clue to the name of Leonard Metcalfs
wife, the mother of Michael.
METCALF GENEALOGY. 9
Michael Metcalf's wife, Sarah Ellwyn, was bom, our
old records in this country say, ** June 17, 1593, in the
adjoining town of Waynham/* The adjoining town is
Raynham, with parishes East, West, and South Raynham.
And there has been quite a controversy over the name.
The registers of all have been searched for the record of
Sarah EUwyn's birth and marriage. But further investi-
gation has shown that Sarah Ellwyn was born in ** Heig-
ham,** the daughter of Thomas and Elisabeth Ellwyn.
Thomas Ellwyn was born in 1 564 and died in 1648. Sarah
Ellwyn was born in Heigham, June 17, 1593, and was
married to Michael Metcalf Oct. 13, 16 16. Their seven
oldest children were born and baptised in St. Benedicts,
Norwich, Norfolk Co., and four younger children at St.
Michael Metcalf was made a Freeman of the city of
Norwich, June 21, 161 8. His occupation is stated as
** Dornix Weaver." This Dornic or Dornix was a kind
of Damask or tapestry used for hangings or heavy cur-
tains. And Michael Metcalf is supposed to have em-
ployed some hundred or more men in his shop or factory.
But he was a very zealous non-conformist, and became
involved in a controversy with his Bishop. Matthew
Wren, previously Bishop of Hereford, afterwards of Ely,
was then Bishop of Norwich, and was very bitter, notori-
ous, some writers say, in his persecutions of the Puritans,
or of any who refused to conform. But in about twenty
years all this was changed in England. Cromwell and
the Independents or Puritans were in the ascendency;
and Wren, then Bishop of Ely, was tried before a com-
mittee of Parliament for his abuse of the Puritans. In
** Ho weirs State Trials,'* Vol. 4, page 33, of the 2 1 volume
edition of 18 16, one of the twenty-five Articles of Im-
peachment presented July 5, 1641, by Sir Thomas Wad-
lo METCALF GENEALOGY,
dington, member for Berwick, to the House of Commons,
against Matthew Wren, late Bishop of Norwich and then
Bishop of Ely, is the following :
* * Art. XVI. That by means of the vigorous prosecutions
and dealings in the precedent articles mentioned, and by
reason of the superstitious bowing to, and afore the Table
set Altarwise, the suspending, silencing, driving away
of the faithful preaching Ministers, the suppressing and
forbidding of sermons and prayers, the putting down of
lectures, the suppressing means of knowledge and salva-
tion, and introducing ignorance, superstition and pro-
phaneness, many of his majesty's subjects, to the number
of three thousand, many of which used trades, spinning,
weaving, knitting, and making of cloth, stuffs, stockings
and other manufactures of wool, — that is to say Daniel
Sonning, Michael Metcalf, John Besant, Nicholas Metcalf,
Busby, John Derant, Widow Maxes, Richard Cook,
John Dickes, Francis Laws, John Sentry, and many others,
some of them setting a hundred poor people to work,
have removed themselves, their families and estates, into
Holland and other partes beyond the seas, and there set
up and taught the natives the said manufactures, to the
great hinderance of trade in this kingdom, and to the im-
poverishing and bringing to extreme want of very many
who were by these parties set on work, to the great preju-
dice of his Majesty, and of his people.*'
The defence of Bishop Wren introduced the recorded
testimony of a Mr. Disployn, and of Messrs. With — father
and son — of Cossay , who testified that ' ' Michael and
Nicholas Metcalf had uttered dangerous words against
the King which could not longer be endured, and also
that the said Michael slippit away and went to New
Michael Metcalf 's own account was as follows, as taken
METCALF GENEALOGY. ir
from the N. E. Genealogical Register, Vol. 6, page 171 :
** I was persecuted in the land of my fathers' sepulchres
for not bowing at the name of Jesus and observing the-
ceremonies inforced upon me at the instance of Bishop
Wren of Norwich, and his Chancellor Dr. Corbet, whose
violent measures troubled me in the Bishop's court, and-
returned me into the High Commissioner's Court.
** Suffering many times for the cause of religion, I was--
forced for the sake of the liberty of my conscience to flee
from my wife and children to go into New Englahd ; tak-
ing ship for the voyage at London, 17th Sept., 1636, and
being by tempests tossed up and down the seas till the
Christmas following ; and then veering about to Plymouth
in Old England. Leaving the ship I went down to Yar-
mouth, in Co. Norfolk, whence I finally shipped myself
and family to come to New England; sailed April 15,
1637, and arrived three days before Midsummer with my
wife, nine children, and a servant, Thomas Comberbach,
The passenger list of emigrants with the ** John and
Dorothy," Master Wm. Andrews of Ipswich, as examined.
April 8, 1637, includes Michael Metcalf and Sarah Met-
calf, his wife, and eight children. It is probable that his
second son, Joseph Metcalf, came to this country two
years before his father, and was admitted a freeman at
Dedham, March 4, 1635. Michael himself was admitted
a freeman at Dedham, July 14, 1637.
The following letter was written before he made his
first attempt to come to America. At the time of his
writing he speaks of himself as an exile from his wife
and children, ** with whom he would have gladly con-
tinued if with liberty : ' '
'' To all the true professors of Christ's Gospel, within^
the City of Norwich :
12 METCALF GENEALOGY,
** The peace of God in Jesus Christ, the help, comfort
and assistance of his Eternal Spirit be with you, my dear
and loving wife, and all the rest of our loving friends, pro-
fessors of Christ's Gospel and true religion, most purely
taught and powerfully preached amongst you not long
since, who now mourn for the miseries of God's people,
and loss of your faithful minister, to your everlasting
consolation in him — Amen.
** Our adversary the devil, as a mighty Nimrod and
cunning hunter, doth continually compass the earth to and
fro like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour, rul-
ing in the hearts of children of disobedience, stirring them
up against the people of God. You know there ever hath
been enmity between the seed of the woman and the seed
of the serpent ; for as he that was born after the flesh per-
secuted him that was born after the spirit. Gal. 4:29, even
so it is now, for are there not beasts among you, after the
manner of men, such as Paul fought with at Ephesus ? Yea,
surely I would they were cut off which trouble you. Per-
secutors they are of you, my friends, in the Apostle's
phrase, alluding to Gen. 21 19. There you shall find Ish-
mael mocking and troubling of Isaac for his religion, called
persecution by the Apostle Paul. And are there not such
a scoffing generation of Ishmaelites among you, who hate
you because you hate the thing that is good, and will not
run with them into all excess of riots, and with their
tongues do shout at them that are true of heart (as the
prophet saith). He saith further, in the person of the
church, that they that sit in the gates spake against me,
and I was a song of the drunkard, for the just man is
laughed to scorn (Job 12:4). The wicked watcheth the
righteous man and seeketh to slay him (Psalm 37). I
would wish that this viperous generation did not multiply
in your city as they do. Among them are scoffing Ish-
METCALF GENEALOGY. 13
maelites, prophane Esaus, flattering dogs, subtile Ahitho-
phels, children of this world, wiser in their generation
than the children of light, but in the end will prove to be
* * When I was among them I tasted of their burning
charity, when some of them conspired against my life, as
you know, accusing me T^reason most unjustly. Some of
my adversaries were at difference one with another, yet like
Pilate and Herod, they became friends, and joined mad-
ness and malice against me. But God, who hated their
conspiracy, so fnollified the heart of one of the witnesses,
that with tears she confessed I never spake any such
words. Their malice being manifest to the world, their
project was laid in the dust. Yet herewith not satisfied,
they sent out their bloodhounds abroad, to smell out some
new matter against me ; but my God bounded their mad-
ness, and by death took away one of my chiefest enemies
(Job 4: 7).
** My cause may well allude to the Prophet David's
complaint against his enemies; saith he: * My enemies
spake against me, and they that lay wait for my life take
counsel together, but the Lord hath delivered me out of
the hand of the wicked, from the unrighteous and evil
man.' To God I have referred my cause, to whom I
leave it and them.
* * You are not ignorant, I suppose, of the great trouble
I sustained in the Archdeacon's and Bishop's Court, at
the hands of my enemies, concerning the matter of bow-
ing, as well as for other matters of like consequence. I
alleged against them the scripture, the canons, and the
book of common prayer, but the Chancellor replied he
cared for none of them. I further alleged against them,
the authority of Archbishops and Bishops, as also their
great patron of Ceremonies, the learned Hooker, so called-
>i4 METCALF GENEALOGY,
by them ; together with a book called the Regiment of
the Church, allowed by authority, which hath these
words : * That the decrees and constitution of the Church
-of England must not be made a part of God's worship,
neither holden necessary to our .salvation, as some have
vainly in some of your hearings i^ for our Savior saith ' in
vain do they worship me who teach for doctrines the pre-
'Cepts of men/ The Apostle condemneth all voluntary
worship devised by men. Hooker after saith ' Our church
•doth not enforce bowing at the name of Jesus against his
** Notwithstanding these and more than these reasons
alleged against them, their learned and invincible argu-
ments to refute my assertions were these : * Blockhead,
old heretick, the devil made you, I will send you to the
devil;' with other such twin stuff, unfitting terms to be
used by a Judge in a court of Judicature. But of these,
no more, for these words were not spoken in a corner but
in a consistory.
'* My loving friends, be not discouraged too much at
innovations, now forced upon you, but never heretofore
urged upon any man's conscience by any Bishop of the
See of Norwich, since the Reformation ; but as the proverb
says * New lords, new laws.' Such doings make sad the
hearts of God's people. Let your faith and patience have
their perfect work in these perilous times, now come
upon you, by the sufferance of God.
** Be you cheerly. God is on your side, and his truth is
your cause, and against you be none but the enemies of
the cross of Christ, the serpent and his seed, the Ishmael-
ites and prophane Esaus of this wicked world, children
of the malignant church, such as the Lord hath always
abhorred and in all ages resisted and overthrown. God
from whom nothing is hid knoweth what they are. He
METCALF GENEALOGY, 15
hath found out your enemies to be prophane, malicious,
proud, disdainful, filthy, shameless, persecutors of and
despiteful against his people and truth. The spirit of
(jod doth describe them in the Scripture by the names of
serpents, lions, dogs, bulls, bears, wolves, swine, beasts,
&c. ; teaching us to understand that their natural inclina-
tion is, as much as in them lieth, to bring into trouble
and bonds all those who live godly in Christ ; but the
Lord, with his right arm, will defend his little distressed
flock against his and your enemies who do conspire against
your precious faith and liberty. In the meantime, my
friends, have patience while they rage ; let them curse,
ban, rage and become mad against you, casting the dirt
of aspersion at your faces, not hating you for your vices,
but for your virtues — Cain like ; and had they power with
their will, surely they would cast fire and fagot at your
faces. These Jehus, I do hope, march too furious to hold
out long. They may haply prove but summer birds.
The Lord hath bounded their madness that they shall not
do more to you than he will suffer them to do. God doth
try his people in the furnace of affliction, and he that
suffereth patiently for his Christian profession is hereby
known to be of Christ ; even so are the persecutors and
opposers of God*s people known to be enemies of the
cross of Christ. Besides, their injustice may be the
means the sooner to provoke the Lord to take pity on
you, and to punish them that so despitefuUy use you ; for
though God suffer them for a time, in their pride, yet
shall they not always escape his avenging hand. They
are his rods, and when he hath worn them to the stumps,
then will he cast them forth into the fire. This shall be
their final reward. Your duty is in the mean while pa-
tiently to abide the will of God, who worketh all things
for the best for you.
r6 METCALF GENEALOGY.
** Oh Norwich! the beauty of my native country! what
shall I say unto thee ? Thou art little inferior to any of
thy sister cities within this kingdom. Famous hast thou
been for religion throughout this island. The Gospel of
Christ Jesus hath been purely and powerfully taught, to
thy great honor, and ye joy and rejoicing of thy religious
inhabitants. Thy God hath adorned thee with such a
succession of godly and able preachers, within some of
thy churches, that few congregations, I suppose, have
had the like ; who so faithfully have taught their people,
both by life and doctrine, to your everlasting fame ; care-
fully preaching and defending the doctrine of justification
by faith in Christ, with other truths of the true Protest-
ant faith, against the defenders of the stinking tenets of
Arminius, that enemy of God, so called by King James,
i. e., ye ist.
**Also my friends, what comfort is it now to you to
learn what your city hath formerly been for Christ's
true religion taught in her? The question, what is she
now ? Surely much relapsed and fallen from her love and
purity of life and doctrine. Would to God thy spiritual
fathers had not tasted the sour grapes whereby most of
the children's teeth are set on edge. For many strange
things are now preached in thine ears by thy new preach-
ers which your old preachers would never have endured.
But the religion of these novelists consisteth in formali-
ties, they striving to use the desk above the pulpit, teaching
the people less preaching may now serve, were it not to
preach down schism and faction, as at Winsor Visita-
tion. Another he makes it arbitrary whether or not the
Pope be Antichrist, as Burgess in my hearing at the
Cathedral in Norwich.
** My friends, beware of them that preach to you with
the enticing words of Man's wisdom, and do chalk out a
METCALF GENEALOGY. 17
nearer way to heaven than they shall find, I fear, that walk
MICHAEL METCALF GENEALOGY.
Michael Metcalf, son of Rev. Leonard Metcalf, Rector
of Tatterford, was born at Tatterford, Norfolk Co., Eng-
land, June 17, 1587.
Sarah Elwyn, daughter of Thomas and Elisabeth
Elwyn, was born at Hingham, Norfolk Co., England,
June 17, 1593.
They were married in Hingham, Oct. 13, 1616. They
sailed for New England, April 15, 1637. Their children :
1. Michael, born Nov. 13, 161 7, died young.
2. Mary (or Marcy), born Feb. 14, 1619, married Henry Wilson, Nov.
3. Michael, bom Aug. 29, 1620.
4. John, born Sept. 5, 1622, married Mary, daughter of Francis Chicker-
injs:, March 22, 1647; died in Dedham, Mass., Nov. 27, 1675; left
John. March 21, 1648.
Michael, Aug. 20, 1650.
Mary, Oct. 2, 1652.
Joseph, 1658, in Medfield.
John removed to Medfield, where he had other children.
5. Sarah, born Sept. 10, 1624. Married Robert Onion, of Dedham.
6. Elisabeth, born Oct. 4,1626. Married Sept. 15, 1648, Thomas Ban-
croft, of Reading.
7. Martha, born March 27, 1628. Married ist, Wm. Brignall ; 2nd, Aug,
2, 1654, Christopher Smith; 3d, Stow.
8. Thomas, born Dec. 27, 1629 (one old record makes Thomas 4th child,
born Jan. 7, 1622). He married ist, Sept 12, 1655, Sarah Paige;
2nd, Dec. 2. 1679. Thomas was Deacon at Dedham, and died
Nov. 16, 1702.
9. Ann, (called also Joanne) born March i, 163 1. Died young.
10. Jane, bom March 24, 1632. Married Samuel Walker, of Rehoboth.
11. Rebeka, born April 5, 1635. Married April 5, 1659, John Mackin-
tosh, of Dedham.
t8 metcalf genealogy.
Michael Metcalf, the** Dornick Weav-
er" of Norwich, (Domick, a kind of stuff
used for Curtains, Carpets, and Hangings,
so called from Doornick or Toumay, a city in Flanders,
where it was first made. Phillip's Dec. London, 1706.)
Michael Metcalf was admitted a Townsman at Dedham,
Mass., July 14, 1637; joined the church January, 1639;
was Selectman in 1641. His name stands first on the
committee to ** Contrive the fabricke of a new meet-
ing house." In 1 66 1, we read of the brickmaking, ** one
of the principal clay pits being on the land of Michael
Metcalf, Dedham Island.** His wife, Sarah Elwyn, died
Nov. 30, 1644. He married 2nd, Widow Mary Pidge, of
Roxbury, Aug. 13, 1645.
Michael Metcalf died Dec. 27, 1664. Will proved and
inventory of estate taken Feb. i, 1665: .£^364 i8s. 5d.
Abstract of will of Michael Metcalfe, 1 5-9-1664.
** Michael Metcalfe senior, of Dedham, being aged.
Doe make this my Last Will. Wheras, there is a Coue-
nant Between my selfe and Mary my Wife, made before
our marriage, bearing Date the 13 of August 1645, wherin
it may apear that she reserved to herselfe, and to her dis-
pose, her Lands, and Estate, so that I received no Estate
with her: Yet, neuerthelesse, I giue unto her ffor the
terme of her widowhood, in household stuffe, and other
goods, as shee thinkes meete to Chuse, for her use, not
exceeding the value of sixteene pounds, and not being
such as I shall particularly Dispose of, in this my Last
will, which household stuffe, so chosen by her, shall Bee
to ffurnishe the Roome, which my Executor shall prepare
for her, at his house, to Receiue her into, after my De-
cease. All which household stuRFe and goods, I giue to
my Executor, to haue, after the Decease of my wife.
Unto my wife, six pounds, to be paid to her, within one
METCALF GENEALOGY. 19
month after my Decease, in Current pay. Unto Sonne
John Metcalfe, of Medfeild, one ffeather and Bolster, my
second book of Martyrs, Mr. Perkin's second book, Luther
on the gala, one siluer spoon, one pair of sheets, one
Long Chest, in the upper Chamber, one Diaper Board-
cloth. Unto my Executor & his Heires, all that my Land
in Neponset plaine, and three Acres Laying in ye Low-
plaine, next Peter Woodward's, Also halfe my Diuident
in ye Cedar swampe, neer the Saw Mill, & 3 Commons &
ye odde. Unto my Grandchild Michael Metcalfe, the
Elder, all that my Land and Improuments within the
Lott I Dwell in, my three acres in y wigwaom plaine, my
swompe neit my house, prouided he giue my Executor
that Little parcel of his swampe west end of his house,
otherwise my gift to be uoid. Also I giue him my
Naticke Diuidend of twentythree acres, more or lesse;
four Cow Commons ; halfe my Cedar swampe, at the Saw
Mill; my wood Land, at the West of the Toune; all the
particulars I haue belonging to husbandry, in one Kind
OT another; all the Remained of my Household stuff e
not Disposed of in this my Will. Also my first Book of
Martyrs, Mr. Perkins first Booke, one siluer spoone. To
my Daughter Wilson, ffortye shillings. To my Daughter
Elisabeth Bancrafte, ffiue pounds. To my Daughter
Martha Stowe, twenty shillings. To my Daughter, Jane
Walker, forty shillings. To my Daughter Rebecca Mack-
entosh, ffiue pounds. To my wife's Daughter, Martha
Bullard, twenty shillings. To my Daughter, Sarah Onion,
three pounds. All which six Legacyes, Last named, shall
be paid at, in, or Before, the second March next after my
Decease, in Current payment. To my Daughter Stowe's
Eldest Sonne, which she had by her first husband, Wm.
Brignall ffour pounds, to be paid him, when he shall at-
tayne to Lawful age. To my Grandchild, Jno. Mackin-
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tosh, & Robert Onion, all my wearing apparel, to be
equally diuided by my Execut, in order as their names
bee heer set donn ; my Grand Child to choose ffirst : — To
my Grandchild, aboue said, all the Lumber in my house.
Moreouer, if any of ye psons that are Legatees in yt my
present will, shall by themselues, or by any others, make
or Cause to be made, any Disturbance, or Contortion, in
word or Deed in Reference to any thing giuen, in this
my Will; then, all that Legacye, to that pson, shall be
utterly uoyde. Thomas Metcalf, of Dedham, my sonne,
to be my executor, to whom I giue all the Rest of my
Lands and Goods, not formerly Disposed of.
Before the witnessing hereof, I giue to my Grand Child,
abouesaid, my single acre of Meddow ; also my Largest
gray Horsmans Coate, also tuo oxen, one Cow, to be
Deliuered to him at Lawful age. All the Books, afore-
said, giuen to my sonne John, after his death, I giue them
his sonne Michael my Grandchilde.
Signed and sealed in the presence of us.
Peter X Woodward,
his mark. Edward Ranson,
Jonathan ffairbanke. Recorder.
Michael Metcalf, born at St. Benedicts',
GENERATION, Norwich, Norfolk Co., Eng., Aug. 29, 1620,
third child of Michael Metcalf and Sarah
EUwyn, was admitted a freeman at Dedham, May 13, 1642.
Married March 2, 1644, to Mary, daughter of John Fair-
banks, Senior. Their five children :
1. Michael, bom Jan. 22, 1645, married, Sept. 17, 1672, Elisabeth,
daughter of John Kingsbury; left four sons: Michael, Thomas,
Eleasar, Daniel. He died Sept. 17, 1672. She, Oct. 24, 1732.
2. Mary, born Aug. t5, 1646, married John Ware, Dec. 10. 1668, and
had nine sons and two daughters.
METCALF GENEALOGY. 21
3. Sarah, born Dec. 7, 1648, married Robert Ware, of Wrentham,
June 4, 1677.
4. Jonathaa, born Sept 10, 1650, married April 10, 1674, Hannah,
daughter of John Kenric. He died May 27, 1727. She died
Dec. 23, 1 73 1. They left children, from one of whom, Esq.
John, Martin Metcalf, of Battle Creek, Mich., descended.
5. Eleasar, born March 20, 1653, married Meletia Fisher.
Eleasar Metcalf, born March 20, 1653,
OENERATION. ^^^^ child of Michael Metcalf and Mary
Fairbanks, lived in Wrentham, Mass.,
where he was Deacon. Married, April 9, 1684, Meletia
Fisher. He died May 14, 1704. Their ten children were :
1. Eleasar, born May 30, 1685. Died in infancy.
2. Michael, born Jan. 25, 1687. Married Abiel Colbum.
3. Samuel, born Jan. 15, 1689. Married Judith George, of Wrentham,
born April 14, 1704; died — , 1782.
Their children :
George, bom June 2, 1730, died Feb. 10, 1816.
Ann, May 12, 1732; died July 15, 181 8.
John, July 3, 1734; died Aug. 15, 1821.
Meletia, Oct. j6, 1736; died July 27, 1821.
4. Ebenezer, born Jan. 8, 1691 ; lived at Rutland.
5. Jonathan, bom April 9, 1693 ; Deacon at Medway. Married Hannah
6. Meletia, born April 21, 1695.
7. Timothy, bom July 2, 1697. Captain at Wrentham.
8-9. Martha and Mary, bom Aug. 27. 1699.
10. Eleasar, bom Nov. 21, 1700. Married Margaret Ware, 1733.
Michael Metcalf, born Jan. 25, 1687;
GENERATION, second child of Eleasar Metcalf and Meletia
Fisher, married Abiel (or Abigail) Col burn,
of Dedham, Dec. 2, 1712. He was Elder at Wrentham,
where he died, Jan. 9, 1754. Their thirteen children
1. Peletiah, born March 22, 17 14; married Hepzibah Mann.
2. Mehitabel, born April 25, 17 16; married .
3. Michael, born Jan. 24, 1718: married Hannah Adams.
4. Barnabas, born July 11, 1719; married Rebecca Healey.
5. Meletia, born Feb. 25. 1721; married Joseph Elis.
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6. Joseph, born Feb. 20, 1723; married Hannah Haven.
7. John, born Oct. 25, 1725; married Abigail Fisher.
8. Ebenezer, born June i, 1727 ; married Hannah Morse.
9. James, bom July 19, 1729; married Abiel Haven.
10. Mercy, born Aug. 10, 1731; married George Smith.
11. Abiel, bom Feb. 28, 1733; married Michael Ware.
12. Esther, born Sept. 3, 1735; married Asa Fisher.
_ 13. Samuel, born Aug. 14, 1739; married Lois Kingsbury.
Peletiah Metcalf, born March 22, 1714;
OENBRATION ^^^^^^ child of Michael Metcalf and Abiel
Colburn, married, Jan. 8, 1742, Hepzibah
(or Hepzabeth), daughter of Rev. Samuel Mann, who was
the first minister of Wrentham. Her brother, Thomas
Mann, was member from Wrentham of the Massachusetts
Constitutional Convention of 1788. Peletiah Metcalf died
April I, 1770. Hepzibah, his wife, died Oct. 11, 1773.
Their nine children were :
1. Hepzibah; married Jesse Allen, of Holden: died 1810.
2. Peletiah, born June 24, 1744: died 1807.
3. Silas; married Miriam Ray; 2nd, Mercy Ballou.
4. Thomas, bom Aug. 13, 1749; married Jemima Ray, Jan. 25, 1776.
(Note. — In the Caleb Metcalf Genealogy, this Thomas is called
the eighth child of Peletiah and Hepzibah. He was the ancestor
of the 178 persons therein mentioned, four generations. Prof.
Thomas Metcalf, of 111. Normal Univ., was his grandson.)
5. Jabez; married Hannah Manchet.
.- 6. Michael, born Aug. — , 1754; married Polly Whittemore.
7. Benjamin, born — , 1756; married Eunice Ware. ^
8. Elias, born 175S: married Almira Spencer.
9. Enos ; married Mary Jacobs ; 2nd, Martha Godfrey.
Peletiah Metcalf, born Tune 24, 1744,
OENBRATION ^^^^^^ child of Peletiah Metcalf and Hepzi-
bah Mann. He married June 22, 1770, Lydia
Easty (or Esty, or Estey), of Thompson, Conn., who was
born May 12, 1749, and died 1829. He died Oct. 19, 1807.
(Note. — In the Dr. Luther Metcalf Harris Genealogy, he is called the
oldest child, and his wife's name is given as " Lydia CastinCy"' which we
know to be an error. )
METCALF GENEALOGY. 25
Their twelve children were :
1. Peletiah. born Aug. 30, 1771; died Aug. 20. 1777.
2. Lydia, born Sept. 28. 1773: died Aug. 28, 1777.
3. Isaac, bom Dec. 19, 1775: died Aug. 11, 1777.
4. Sally, born Feb. 3, 1778; died March 13, 1795.
5. Peletiah. born July 29, 1780; died Aug. 26, 1866.
6. Isaac, born Feb. 3, 1783; died April 17, 1830.
7. Jacob, born June 7, 1785: died April 21, 1859.
8. Joel, born July 9, 1787; died Aug. 5, 1789.
9. Elias, born July 31, 1789: died Aug. 21, 1789.
10. Timothy, bom Nov. 22, 1790: died Dec. 31, 1790.
11. Enoch, bom Feb. 27, 1:93; died Feb. 17, 1864.
12. Ezra, born March 11, 1794; died Sept 17, 1795.
From this point the record gives, so far as ascertained^
the names of the descendants of Isaac Metcalf , and also
of the descendants of his three brothers, Peletiah, Jacob,
Peletiah Metcalf, M, D, , born at Royalston, Mass. , July 29,
1780, fifth child of Peletiah and Lydia Estey Metcalf, mar-
ried Abigail Hawes, who was born Jan. 26, 1786; settled
as a physician in Pawtucket, and Woonsocket, R. I.,
where he died Oct. 26, 1866. I [I. S. M.] judge that Dr.
Peletiah Metcalf kept the duties of kinship better than
some of us since. I should think that he, with his family,
visited my father every year, coming with his own car-
riage. After my father's death, and the removal of our
family to Northern Maine, I remember once at least his
coming with his family to visit us there, driving, I think,
all the way in his own carriage. And until his death he
wrote regularly every year to my mother or some one of
the family. His wife, Abigail Hawes, died Jan. 13, 1871,
They had two children :
1. Charles Hermon Metcalf, photographer, born
Oct. 22, 1822; died unmarried, Sept. 23, 1870.
2. Eleanor Amelia Metcalf, born Dec. 26, 1824. She
married Nov. 18, 1844, Charles A. Smith, of
Woonsocket, R. I., who was born Nov. 4, 1820,
and died Feb. 23, 1879. Their three children:
1. Mary Francis Smith, tx^rn Apnl 9, 1S47.
2. Walter Metcalf Smith, born Nov. 5. 1S53. Married Ellen
Frances Winsor. Nov. 21, 1S77; has hve children:
Eleanor A. Smith, bom Jan. 17, 1S79.
Charles Metcalf Smith, \yoTn July 20. iSSi.
Ralph Herman Smith, bom March 23, 1S53.
Ruth Abigail Smith, born May 23, 1SS6.
Pauline Winsor Smith, born Sept. 20, 1890.
3. Harry Hawes Smith, born May 5, iSbS: married Oct.
19, 1S93, to Laura Bell Hough; has one child:
Herbert Leslie Smith, l»m Sept. 2, 1S97.
Jacob Metcalfe born at Royalston, Mass., June 7, 1785,
seventh child of Peletiah Metcalf and Lvdia Estev ; mar-
ried Sept. 15, 1807, Charlotte Prescott, who was bom
March 12, 1787, and died May 19, 1843. After the death
of his first wife, Charlotte Prescott, he married, April 16,
1845, Nancy A. Thomas, of Winchendon, who was bom
June 16, 1790. She died Sept. 16. 1847. He married his
third wife, Mary L. Gay, of Baldwinsville. Aug. 22, 1848.
She was born April 23, 1798. He died April 21, 1859,
at the old place ** Under the Hill." where he was bom
and had lived all his life. His wife, Marv L. Gav, survived
him, dying Feb. 11, 1878. Jacob Metcalf and Charlotte
Prescott had four children:
1. Peletiah Metcalf, born May 21, 1808. Was a dr}-
goods clerk and merchant in Boston: married
Jime 19, 1834, Olive Forbes, who was born Xov.
16, 1808, the daughter of James Forbes, of
Royalston. He died Sept. 7, 1835, leaving no
2. Jonas Prescott Metcalf, second son of Jacob and
Charlotte Prescott Metcalf, born at Royalston,
May 14, iSio: married Oct. — , 1S34, Harriet
METCALF GENEALOGY. 25
Jacobs, who was born Jan. 5, 18 16, daughter of
John Jacobs, of Royalston. He died Nov. i,
1 843 . Their children :
1. George Prescott Metcalf, born June 13, 1837.
2. Harlan Peletiah Metcalf, bom April 29, 1839.
3. Martha Harriet Metcalf. born Dec. 6, 1840.
4. Prescott Marius Metcalf, born June 1, 1843.
Harlan Peletiah Metcalf. born at Royalston, April 29,
1839, second son of Jonas Prescott Metcalf and Har-
riet Jacobs, was married Oct. 4, 1859. ^^ Ellen Maria
Pierce, of Royalston, a sister of C A. Pierce, for 40
years of Westfield, Mass. After the War, Harlan
Peletiah, in 1867, left his family, and has not been
heard from for years ; last in California. Ellen M.
Pierce Metcalf died Oct. 13, 1894. Their children:
1. Jacob Frederic Metcalf, born July 31, 1861 ;
died March 8. 1886.
2. Harlan Prescott Metcalf, born Sept. 21, 1862.
After his father's desertion, was sent to an
orphan asylum in Worcester, Mass., and
says he had a hard time for many years,
not being found by his mother or any of
his relatives till he was grown up. He is
now a machinist in Providence, R. I. He
married Lillie B. Matteson, and has a
daughter, Harlenia Lillis, born Sept., 1889.
3. Jessie Murdock Metcalf, third child of Harlan
Peletiah and Ellen M. Pierce Metcalf, was
born Sept. 27, 1864. After her father's de-
sertion, when three years old, was brought
up by her aunt, Martha Harriet Metcalf,
the wife of Henry A. Spofford, of Fitz-
William, N. H. She was married March
30, 1890, to John Jarvis, Jr., of Hudson,
Mass. They have two children, John Har-
lan Jarvis, born Jan. 15, 1893, and Ruth
Arlene Jarvis, born March 29, 1897.
4. Ella (or El vera) Maria Metcalf, born May»
1866, fourth child of Harlan Peletiah and
Ellen M. Pierce Metcalf, after her father's
desertion, remained with her mother. She
married, April, 1884, Oliver Mansford Dar-
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ling, of North Adams, Mass., and has
1. Margaret M., bom Jane, 1885.
2. Gertrude M., born June, 1886.
3. Lillian, born June, 1888; died 1888.
4. Ralph Mansford, born Dec, 1890.
Martha Harriet Metcalf, bom Dec. 6, 1840, third child
of Jonas Prescott Metcalf and Harriet Jacobs,
married Henry A. Spofford, of Fitzwilliam, N. H.
They had no children of their own, but adopted
Jessie Murdock Metcalf. Mrs. Spofford died Sept.
Prescott Marius Metcalf, born June i, 1843, fourth
child of Jonas Prescott Metcalf and Harriet Jacobs,
after the War settled in Norfolk, Va., where he was
connected with the post office for some years, and
afterward cashier of a bank. He married there.
Sept 10, 1863, Elvera RoUand, who was bom March
II, 1 841, of French parentage. He died March iq,
1890. They bave had seven children:
1. Henr>'' Prescott Metcalf, born March 6, 1865;
married Mary E. Hodges. They have one
child, Erla Lee Metcalf, born Dec. 29, 1888.
2. Mary Elvera Metcalf, born Dec. 11, 1866.
3. Claude Reginald Metcalf, born Dec. 28, 1868;
married Dec. 5, 188S, Annie E. Davis. He
died July 18, 1891. Their two children:
Elvera Prescott Metcalf, born Oct 18, 1888.
Prescott Reginald Metcalf, born Sept 23,
4. Martha Harriet Metcalf, born Nov. 17. 1874.
5. Carrie Louise Metcalf, born Jan. 5, 1877.
6. Arthur Clifton Metcalf, born Sept. 7, 1878.
7. Wilbur Stevens Metcalf, born Nov. 23, 1879.
3. Samuel Gregory Metcalf, third son of Jacob and
Charlotte Prescott Metcalf, was born at Royals-
ton, Mass., April i, 18 14, and was for years in
partnership with his father in farming and lum-
ber business. He married, in 1844, Catharine
Louisa Gale, of Royalston, who died the same
year. In 1850 the partnership with his father
METCALF GENEALOGY, 27
was dissolved, and he removed to Worcester,
Mass. May 20, 1851, he married Sarah King
Craddock, who was born May 30, 1821, in Mid-
dlebury, Vt., the daughter of Alvin and Sally
Craddock. She had been married in 1847 ^o
Rev. J. D. Johnson, of Worcester, Mass., who
died five months after. Samuel G. Metcalf and
his new wife moved from Worcester to Leroy,
N. Y., where their only son, Henry S. Metcalf,
was born July 14, 1853. They moved in 1854 to
Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., 111., where by dealing
in real estate S. G. Metcalf became somewhat
wealthy, but in 1868 was prostrated by paralysis,
the result of sunstroke. He lived almost help-
less and a great sufferer for some 14 years, dy-
ing Oct. I, 1882. His only son, Henry S. Met-
calf, born July 14, 1853, graduated from Beloit
College, in 1879; studied medicine and dentistry,
but without trying to practice either. He has
engaged in teaching and lecturing some in Mt.
Carroll High School, and Beloit College, mak-
ing a specialty of botany. He is Trustee of
Beloit College and President or controlling
Trustee of Mt. Carroll Academy ; and of late is
drawn a good deal into practice as physician.
4. Josiah Kidder Metcalf, fourth and youngest son of
Jacob Metcalf and Charlotte Prescott, was born
at Royalston, Mass., Aug. 10, 1826. He never
married; was a teacher for many years; in 1865
he entered the Christian ministry in the Baptist
denomination, where he was very much beloved.
His health began to fail in 1 877, and he preached
his last sermon April of that year, the sixth an-
niversary of his settlement. He died Jan. 15,.
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1878. No relative of his was present at his
funeral, but his church and Sabbath school were
sincere mourners, and the ministers of other
denominations took part in the funeral exercises,
and acted as pall bearers.
Enoch Metcalf, born Feb. 27, 1792, was the nth child of
Peletiah Metcalf and Lydia Estey. He married Elizabeth
Buffum. He died Feb. 17, 1864; she died Feb., 1883.
Their five children :
I. Caleb Buffum Metcalf, born Feb. 13, 18 14, atRoy-
alston. Studied at Phillips Academy, Andover,
under Samuel Taylor ; graduated at Yale College
in 1842. Married, Aug. 18, 1843, Roxana C.
Barnes, sister of A. S. Barnes, the publisher.
He taught in Boston four years. Then for ten
years the Thomas St. School, in Worcester,
Mass., commencing April 16, 1846. In 1856, he
established on Salisbury Street, Worcester, his
famous Highland Military School, over which he
presided for thirty-two years, until 1888; then
Superintendent Emeritus. He died July 31,
1 89 1, at Seabright, N. J., the summer home of
his daughter. Their two children :
1. Alfred Barnes, born July 6, 1847; died Aug. 19, 1850.
2. Anna Wilson, born Oct. 8, 1849; married, June 4, 1879, to
Percy McElrath, of New York City. Consul at Turin,
,2. Sarah Metcalf, born Sept. 3, 181 5, married Jan.
28, 1839, Elihu S. Hunt, of Lowell, Mass. She
died April 4, 1864. Their four children:
1. Edward S., born Aug. 3, 1839; died Aug. 12, 18S0.
2. Elizabeth, born Feb. 14, 1841; married Sept. 28, 1868, to
Albert G. Cook, of Lowell; died Jan. 13, 1870.
3. Isaac Metcalf, born April 10, 1843, died July 17, 1844.
ME TCALF GENE A LOG K 29
4. Sarah Rossetter, born May 24, 1845 ; now living in Lowell,
Mass; married April 21, 1868, to Robert H. Walker, of
Chicago. Their daughter, Elizabeth, bom July 13.
1869, married Geo. E. Garity, of Lowell.
3. Isaac Newton Metcalf, born at Royalston, March 8,
1 8 18, removed early to Lowell, Mass. Choir boy
at Old St. Anne's Church, of Lowell, in 1833,
when 1 5 years old ; on account of his extraordi-
nary musical ability, was made leader of St.
Anne's choir. In 1862, became Musical Director
of All Saints Church, Worcester, Mass. ; later of
St. John's Church, of which he was junior warden.
He was teacher of music in the schools of both
Lowell and Worcester for many years and was
well known as a composer of music. Easter
Sunday, April 10, 1887, at 9 P. M., in the office
of the Worcester Spy, where he was reporting
the exercises of the day, he dropped dead, just
as he was saying, * * What a perfect Easter Day
it has been!" He married Nancy Aiken, of
Lowell, Aug. 6, 1844. Their seven children:
1. Henry Aiken, born Mar. 7, 1845; graduated Trinity
College, 1866, and Berkeley Divinity School, 1869;
married Oct 29, 1874, Mary Bull Slocum, of Newport,
R. I. Their four children: Maud, born Nov. 23,
1875; Ruth, born Nov. 17, 1877; Mary Aiken, born
Jan. II, 1881; Dorothy, bom June 30, 1887.
2. Frank Pinkerton, born Jan. 13, 1848; died Sept. i, 1851.
3. Arthur Tenney, bom Sept. 24, 1850.
4. ( Elizabeth Buffum, born May 6, 1852; died Nov. 13, 1854.
5. \ James Aiken, bom May 6, 1852.
6. Charles Hunt, born Feb. 4, 1858.
7. Paul Huntington, born Feb. 19, 1863; died Dec, 1867.
4. Enoch B. Metcalf, born Dec. 14, 1823. Married Nan-
cy Norton, of Lowell. Died about 1865. They
had two daughters. Widow went West years ago.
5. Charles Hovey Metcalf, born April 22, 1837. Died
Dec. 20, 1857.
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Isaac Metcalf, sixth child of Peletiah
Aij^^r^v Metcalf and Lydia Estey, was bom Feb. 3,
1783, in Royalston, Mass., at the old place,
"Under the Hill/* now called West Rovalston. He
acquired some education and was a very successful teacher
in Royalston and adjacent towns.
In 1 8 ID, he bought the farm north of Royalston Vil-
lage, long known as the Metcalf farm, since as the Mos-
man farm; and Nov. 10, 18 10, married Lucy Heywood,
the daughter of Silas Heywood and Hannah Goddard.
She was bom July 10, 1797, and died childless June 29,
Isaac Metcalf married again, March i, 1821, Anna Mayo
Stevens Rich, widow of Charles Rich, of Warwick- She
is supposed to have been his first love, he having proposed
to her when a scholar of his some fifteen years before
when he taught school in Warwick. She was the
daughter of Wilder Stevens, of Warwick, and Elisabeth
Mayo, of Roxbury, and was born March i, 1787. He died
in Boston, April 17, 1830. She died in Elyria, O., Jan.
Charles Rich, son of Jacob Rich and Molly Kendall,
was bom July 30, 1777; married Anna Mayo Stevens,
May 20, 1807; died Dec. 17, 181 1, leaving three children:
1. Charles Wilder Rich, born April 2, iSoS; died Jan. 28, iSSS.
2. Almeda Rich, bom Oct. 5, 1809.
3. Anna Elisabeth Rich, born Aug. 21. 1811; died Jan. 23, 1S97.
Isaac Metcalf and Anna Mayo Stevens Rich had four
1. Isaac Stevens Metcalf, born Jan. 29, 1822; died Feb. 19, 1898.
2. Joseph Mayo Metcalf, born July 25, 1823; died Dec. 31, 1S50.
3. Lucy Heywood Metcalf, born May 28, 1825; died Aug. 26, 1856.
4. Eliab Wight Metcalf, bom April 18, 1827.
.Charles WilcUr Rich, born at Warwick, April 2, 180.8,
METCALF GENEALOGY, 31
oldest child of Charles Rich and Anna Mayo Stevens,
went with his mother to Royalston in 1 82 1 . Taught by
his stepfather, attended Chesterfield Academy; taught
school himself; traveled and taught school in Maine.
After the death of his stepfather, settled in Maine, buy-
ing a farm in Milo, Piscataquis Co., on the Piscataquis
River, 33 miles north of Bangor. The farm was bought
of old Benjamin Sargeant, one of the original settlers in
that region, and was a beautiful place, largely bottom-land,
or, as they call it, '* Intervale,*' with an old one-story
frame house on the second bank. How well some of us re-
member that little, old, unpainted house, with its great,
wide open fire-place, only two rooms below, and the wide,
low-roofed attic above, where we slept. He married in
Milo, Maine, March 1 1, 1847, Albina S. Kittredge, daughter
of Russell Kittredge and Lucy Hart. She was born April
16, 1827. They removed to Elyria in 1865. He died
in Elyria Jan. 28, 1888. They had children, all born at
1. Charles Metcalf Rich, bom Feb. S, 1848; Civil Engineer on various
railroads. December 25, 1873, married Rosa Caroline Meloy, born
Sept 23, 1848, dausjhter of William and Sophia Meloy. Now liv-
ing at Grand Rapids, Mich. Their children :
1. Charles Wilder Meloy Rich, bom Aug. 9. 1884.
2. Mary Wahneta Rich, born Dec. 16, 1895.
2. William Rich, born April 13, 1849; died Sept. 28, 1849.
3. Joseph Stevens Rich, born Dec. 10. 1850. Living in Duluth, Minn.
4. Mary Kittredge Rich, born Nov. 20, 1852; married David Burton
Andrews, Sept. 2, 1873; died Dec. 24, 1880. One child,
Susie Fay Andrews, born Feb. 14, 1876.
5. Anna Mayo Rich, born April 24, 1857: married Prof. John Leading-
ham, June 15, 1887. Living in Honolulu, where he is Professor
in North Pacific Missionary Institute. Their children :
1. Grace, born in Oberlin, July i, 1889.
2. Marjory, bom in Oberlin, March 23, 1891.
3. Gertrude, bom in Oberlin, Dec. 5, 1892.
4. Russell, bom in Honolulu, July 6, 1895.
5. John, Jr., bom in Honolulu, Jan. 4, 1898.
32 METCALF GENEALOGY,
6. George Wilder Rich, boru Jan. 21, 1859; married, May 11, 1881, to
Mary A. Prime, who was born Feb. 27, 1857. at Lockport, N. Y.
Living in Elyna. Their children :
1. Bessie Mayo, born Oct. 10, 1883.
2. Frank Wilder, born Sept. 26, 1885; died June 26, 1894.
Almeda Rich^ second child of Charles Rich and Anna
Mayo Stevens, was born Oct. 5, 1809; married May 19,
1834, to James Madison Searles, of Boston, Mass. He
was born Aug. 27, 18 10, at Sutton, Mass. He died in
Milo, Me., Nov. 30, 1844, leaving three children:
1. Lucy Almeda, born Aug. i, 1837; died May 30, 1853.
2. James Rich Searles, born March 20, 1839; married Jan. 16, 1863, to
Harriet A. Johnson, who was born Jan. 16, 1840. daughter of Dea.
Johnson, of Brown ville, Maine. Living in Brownville, Me. Their
1. Kate Frances Searles. born Nov. 9, 1863; married Sumner
Stone, Feb. 23, 1888. Their child, James Searles Stone,
born Aug. 30, 1894.
2. Alfred William Searles, born Nov. 23, 1869; married Flora
E. McGlauflm, Dec. 17, 1892. Their child, Joseph Mc-
Glauflin, born Feb. 8, 1895
3. Elizabeth Rachel Searles, third child of James Madison Searles and
Almeda Rich, was born April 16, 1843; married May 25, 1865, to
Enos Wilder Stickney, of Brownville, Me., who was born July 7,
1837. He died Nov. 8, 1887. Their children:
1. Irving Metcalf Stickney, born April 23, 1867; died Aug. 24,
2. Myron Wilder Stickney, born April 28, 1870; married July
7, 1897, to Grace Geraldine Gonon.
3. Nettie Elisabeth, born March 24, 1872.
4. Malcolm Enos, born April 18, 1874.
5. Clinton Stanley, born Dec. 15, 1875.
Almeda Rich Searles married second, Sept. 8, 1852, Gil-
man Ryder, who was born at Dunbarton, N. H., Aug. 12,
1800, and died at Brownville, Me., March 10, 1857. She
is still living in Brownville, Maine (March, 1898), in her
Anna Elisabeth Rich, youngest child of Charles Rich and
Anna Mayo Stevens, was born at Warwick, Mass., Aug.
METCALF GENEALOGY, 33
27, 181 1 ; went with her mother to Royalston in 1821,
and to Boston in 1827. After the death of her step-
father and her mother*s removal to Maine, she taught
school for many years — first with her older sister a pri-
vate school in Boston; after her sister's marriage, in Ban-
gor, Me., where she was a popular and successful teacher
for some twelve years. In 1848, she became assistant
principal of Westfield Academy, Westfield, N. Y. In
1851 she took charge of a young ladies' seminary in
Racine, Wis. Sept. 28, 1853, married Elijah DeWitt,.
M. D., of Elyria, O., and resided in Elyria until her death,.
Jan. 23, 1897.
Isaac Stevens Metcalfy oldest son of Isaac
^Di5cn'!I*lL>j Metcalf and Anna Mayo Stevens Rich, was-
born Jan. 29, 1822, at Royalston, Mass. At
school in Boston, 1827 to 1831. With his half brother,
Charles W. Rich, in April, 183 1 , to Milo, Me. Poverty and
hardship. Bangor High School, 1839 to ^^4^ fitting for
college under David Worcester and working for board.
Taught country school winters ; worked on the farm at
Milo, summers. 1843, assistant teacher in Foxcroft Acad-
emy, and in winter term, teacher of Foxcroft Village
School. Entered sophomore class in Bowdoin College in
1844. While in college, taught large schools at Six-mile
Falls, Bangor, Turner High School, South Gardner, Top-
sham, and Orono, three to six months of each year, but
graduated with his class in 1847. Went directly after
college commencement to surveys on the Vermont &
Mass. R. R. Promoted at once, when found a college
boy, the ablest axeman in the surveying party. Located
the line from Grout's to Greenfield, laying out the
Connecticut River bridge. After the completion of the Vt,
& Mass., on the N. H. Central R. R., while the road
was located and built from Manchester to Henniker,
34 METCALF GENEALOGY,
Then made the survey from Henniker across to New-
port and the Connecticut River, making up the pub-
lished report of the route. The building of the road be-
ing stopped by lawsuit with other roads, spent a little
time on the final location of the Bangor and Waterville
Railroad, locating the bridge across the Kennebec River,
with the thermometer 13° F. below zero at noon.
Went west in the spring of 1850, by stage over the
Hoosac Tunnel Line to Troy, down the Hudson River to
New York, thence west on the first train over the then
opening Erie R. R., stopping at Westfield, N. Y., where
his sister Anna Rich was teaching; thence by stage
<ioach to Erie, Pa. ; thence by steamboat to Cleveland and
Detroit; thence by the very new, and then crude, Michi-
gan Central R. R., across the State to Michigan City, its
then terminus. By steam ferry to Chicago, then of some
30,006 inhabitants. On the same steamer came the first
locomotive engine ever brought to Chicago, intended to
run on a little strap rail road just beginning from Chicago
out toward Elgin, perhaps the first railroad out of Chi-
cago. From Chicago by canal to LaSalle ; down the river
to Naples, across by strap rail to Springfield, by stage to
Alton, then to St. Louis; thence by steamer around to
Cairo and Caledonia, where a survey was just commenc-
ing on the Illinois Central R. R. Thence back to Ches-
ter, 111., and out across the country to Mt. Hawkins, in
Perry Co. ; and commenced preliminary surveys on the
Illinois Central line from the Big Muddy River to where
Centralia now is. Considerable experience of ** fever
and ague '' soon followed. In the autumn, went to Jones-
boro. Union Co., to meet the Chief Engineer, Col. R. B.
Mason, and was put in charge of the location of the rail-
road from Cairo north. In the spring, fearing the climate,
returned to New England, going on horseback, through
METCALF GENEALOGY, 35
Southern Illinois and Indiana to Cincinnati; thence by
rail to Cleveland, Westfield, Niagara and home to Bangor,
but stopping at Dunbarton, N. H., where he married.
In the autumn, being invited to take charge of the con-
struction of the second division of the Illinois Central
R. R., returned with his wife to Southern Illinois. Took
charge and built the second division Illinois Central
R. R., from Big Muddy River, including the bridge
there and including Centralia and the hotel and shops
there. Prided himself especially on the Little Muddy
River bridge, a stone structure with ten feet openings
through the spandrels. Had charge of all the money
spent, as well as of the construction — expending over half
a million dollars with very little assistance or advice from
his chief, whom he saw only once a year. He would
frequently start on horseback after dark to St. Louis,
eighty miles away, returning before daylight the second
day with twenty or thirty thousand dollars, which he
would leave with his young wife until he was ready to
pay it out. When the road was completed in 1855 he
went to Chicago, and handed his books and vouchers to
George B. McClellan, then finance clerk in the Chicago
office of the railway company, afterwards General Mc-
Clellan. The chief engineer gave him a letter to the
president and directors of the road, saying that he had
'* done the most work with the least money " of any divis-
ion engineer on the 700 miles of road. In the meantime
lie had invested in land and laid out the village at Du-
Quoin, now an important station on the I. C. R. R., and
commenced the coal mining there.
After more than a year spent in New England, settled
in Elyria, O., Nov., 1856, and made his home there until
In Elyria he held many public positions. He was elected
36 METCALF GENEALOGY,
Infirmary Director when the County Infirmary was first
established. Was Township Trustee all through the
war time and Colonel of the local Volunteer Militia ; Jus-
tice of the Peace for many years ; was long a member of
the Board of Education and for a time its President ; held
the offices of Cemetery Trustee, County School Examiner;
was Secretary of the County Agricultural Society. He
was for many years clerk, secretary and treasurer of the
First Congregational Church and Society, and was elected
deacon for life. He was a director of the Savings Deposit
Bank from its organization. He died in Elyria, Feb. 19,.
1898, at No. 43 West Avenue, which had been his home
Married, July 5, 1852, to Antoinette Brigham Putnam^
daughter of Rev. John Milton Putnam, of Dunbarton,
N. H., and Arethusa Brigham, of Westboro, Mass. She
died in Elyria, Aug. 14, 1875. Their twelve children:
1. Ducoign Mayo Metcalf, born at DuQuoin, 111., June i, 1853: died
at Dunbarton, N. H.. Sept. 6. 1856.
2. William Putnam Metcalf, born at Milo, Me., Sept. 10, 1855; died at
Dunbarton, N. H., Sept. 13, 1856.
3. Wilder Stevens Metcalf, born at Milo, Me., Sept. 10, 1855.
4. Charles Rich Metcalf, bom at Elyria, O., Aug. i, 1857.
5. Marion Metcalf, born at Elyria, May i, 1859.
6. George Augustus Metcalf, bom at El5rria, Jan. 17, 1861; died April
7. Anna Mayo Metcalf, born at Elyria. July 26, 1862.
8. John Milton Putnam Metcalf, born at Elyria, Oct. 28, 1864.
g. Paul Harlan Metcalf, born at Elyria, June 25, 1867.
10. Grace Ethel Metcalf, born at Elyria, March 5, 1870; died atChicagOr
111., April 23, iSg6.
11. Henry Martyn Metcalf, born at Elyria, Sept. 11, 1871.
12. Antoinette Putnam Metcalf, bom at Elyria, Sept. 7, 1873.
Wilder Stevens Metcalf, born at Milo, Me., Sept.
10, 1855. To Dunbarton, N. H., in Nov., 1855 ; to Elyria,
O., Nov.. 1856. Elyria Public Schools throughout.
Graduate High School, 1872. Worked in flour mill two
METCALF GENEALOGY, 37
years. Graduated from Oberlin College, 1878. Married,
July 30, 1878, to Mary Eliza Crdzier, daughter of Geo. W.
Crozier, of Wellington, Ohio. With G. W. Crozier & Co.,
Wellington, 1 878-1 887. Since then partner in firm of
Russell & Metcalf, Lawrence, Kans. Colonel of First
Regiment Kansas National Guard.
Charles Rich Metcalf, born at Elyria, Ohio, Aug. i,
1857. Elyria Public Schools; flouring mill in Elyria.
Since 1892, with Russell & Metcalf, Lawrence, Kans.
Marion Metcalf, born at Elyria, May i, 1859. Elyria
Public Schools throughout; entering High School Sept.,
1869, when ID years old. 1875, graduated High School.
Assistant teacher in High School ; graduate Wellesley Col-
lege, 1880. Teacher of mathematics in Elyria High
School. Teacher of chemistry, etc., in Wellesley College,
ten years. Teacher of Bible in Hampton Institute, Vir-
ginia, 1892 to Jan., 1895. Then at home in Elyria.
Anna Mayo Metcalf, born at Elyria, July 26, 1862.
Elyria Public Schools throughout; graduating 1879.
Wellesley College, one year. Graduate Oberlin College,
1884. Married April 30, 1887, to Azariah Smith Root,
Librarian of Oberlin College. He was born in Middle-
field, Mass., Feb. 3, 1862, son of Solomon Francis Root
and Anna Smith, sister of Rev. Judson Smith, D. D.,
Sec'y A. B. C. F. M. Graduated Oberlin College, 1884.
Harvard Law School two years. Their children :
Francis Metcalf Root, born Sept. 24, i88g.
Marion Metcalf Root, born Jan. 2, 1896.
John Milton Putnam Metcalf, born Oct. 28, 1864. Elyria
Public Schools throughout, graduating June, 1881. Grad-
uate Oberlin College, 1885. Oberlin Theological Seminary
two years. Union Theological Seminary , N. Y. City, 1888.
Spent one summer vacation preaching at Wallace, Kans.
Pastor of People's Tabernacle Church, St. Louis, Mo.,
38 METCALF GENEALOGY,
September, 1888, to September, 1890. Then Professor
of English Bible in Oberlin Theological Seminary, three
years. August, 1893, went to Europe, for three years*
study, mainly of Oriental languages in Berlin, Germany.
Returned from Germany in 1896. Professor of Theology
in Talladega College, Talladega, Ala. Married, Sept. 12,
1888, at Belleville, O., to Caroline Phebe Post, daughter
of Franklin Post and Elizabeth Olin. She graduated
Oberlin College, 1885. Their son:
Franklin Post Metcalf, born at Oberlin, June 10, 1892.
Paul Harlan Metcalf, born at Elyria, June 25, 1867.
Elyria Public Schools throughout, graduating 1884. Ober-
lin College, 1889. Oberlin Theological Seminary, and
one year at Chicago Seminary, with considerable attention
paid to music. Since 1893, Assistant Pastor with Rev.
A. L. Frisbie, D. D., of Plymouth Church, DesMoines, la.
Grace Ethel Metcalf, bom at Elyria, March 5, 1870.
Elyria Public Schools throughout, graduating 1885. Grad-
uate Oberlin College, 1889. Teaching A. M. A. School,
Charleston, S. C. Pastor's Assistant First Presbyterian
Church, Buffalo, N. Y. Bible Institute, Chicago. Married
in Elyria, Aug. 5, 1895, to Harold Farmer Hall. He was
born in London, Eng., Nov. 5, 1867, son of Thomas
Farmer Hall and Maria Robinson Kay. She died at Chi-
cago, 111., April 23, 1896.
Henry Martyn Metcalf, born at Elyria, Sept. 11, 1871.
Elyria Public Schools throughout, graduating 1886.
Graduate Oberlin College, 1891. Lawrence, Kansas, with
Russell & Metcalf. Now in Elyria.
Antoinette Putnam Metcalf, born at Elyria, Sept.
7, 1873. Elyria Public Schools throughout, graduating
1889. Oberlin College, with Junior year at Carleton Col-
lege, Northfield, Minn.; graduating at Oberlin, 1893. At
home in Elyria.
METCALF GENEALOGY. 39
Isaac Stevens Metcalf married, second, in Elyria, Marcli
25, 1878, Harriet Howes, daughter of William Howes
and Elizabeth West, who was born July 17, 1850, at
Gatonwood House, Northampton, Eng. She died in
Elyria, Dec. 7, 1894. Their children :
1. Ralph Howes Metcalf, born at Elyria, Jan. g, 1879. Elyria Public
Schools, nearly ready to graduate, and fitted for college. Died
Dec. 10, 1894.
2. Joseph Mayo Metcalf, born at Elyria, Oct 30, 1880. Elyria Public
Schools throughout; graduating June, 1896. Now a member of
the Class of 1901, Oberlin College.
3. Eliab Wight Metcalf, bom at Elyria, Dec. 26, 1881. Elyria Public
4. Isaac Stevens Metcalf, Jun., born at Elyria, Sept. 14, 1883. Elyria
5. Keyes DeWitt Metcalf, bom at Elyria, April 13, 1889. Elyria Public
6. Thomas Nelson Metcalf, bom at Elyria, Sept. 21, 1890. Elyria Pub-
Joseph Mayo Metcalf, second son of Isaac Metcalf and
Anna M. Stevens Rich, born at Royalston, Mass., July 25,
1823. Boston, 1827; Milo, Me., April, 1831. Public
Schools there; Boston High School, one year. Clerk
Whipple & Damreirs book store, Boston. Taught school.
Went to Bangor, Me., 1846. Clerk and book-keeper for
Goss & Upham. Firm of Metcalf & Furber, shingles,,
etc.j J. M. Metcalf and S. W. Furber. Injury to spine,
by a fall, resulting in slowly increasing paralysis. Died
at Milo, Me., Dec. 31, 1850. With slight advantages of
education, '* a thorough scholar, a hero, a Christian gen-
Lucy Heywood Metcalf, third child of Isaac Metcalf and
Anna M. Stevens Rich, born at Royalston, Mass., May 20^
1825. Boston, 1827; Milo, Me., April, 1831. Common
schools; Foxcroft Academy. Taught school. Married
at Milo, May 17, 1848, to Samuel Winkley Furber, born.
40 METCALF GENEALOGY.
May 2, 1 8 19, third son of Pierce Powers Furber and
Mehitabel Winkley. Lived in Bangor, Me. She died in
Bangor, Aug. 26, 1856. He died at Northfield, Minn.,
Sept. 19, 1895. Their three children:
Anna M., born Oct. 28, 1850; died Oct 31, 1850.
Lucy M., born Aug. 6, 1856; died Aug. 10, 1856.
Pierce Powers Furber, born at Bangor, May 2, 1853. St. Paul, Minn..
1858; Cottage Grove, 1861; Carleton College, 1871. Graduate Uni-
versity of Minn., 1875; graduate Mass. Institute of Technology,
1877. With Peabody & Stearns, Architects, Boston; for them,
Colorado Springs, 1881, building the Antlers Hotel. Architect in
St Louis, Mo., 1883. Married at Florissant, near Colorado Springs,
Colo., Nov. 15, 1882, Sarah Kate Montgomery, who was bom Aug.
27, 1862. He Died St. Louis, Mo., .April 6, 1893. Their children :
Robert Samuel, born May 17, 1884.
Pierce Powers, bom Oct 23, 1885.
Arthur Whitney, bom June 30, 1887.
She married, second, June 17, 1896, Fred. Watson Sheldon, of North-
Eliab Wight Metcalfe fourth and youngest child of Isaac
Metcalf and Anna M. Stevens Rich, was born at Royalston,
Mass., April 18, 1827. The family moved to Boston the
same year, where his father was teaching a private
school. His father died April 17, 1830. His mother
moved the following spring, with her four small children,
to Northern Maine, where her older son, Charles Wilder
Rich, had bought a farm in Milo.
Eliab Wight was, as he said, '* four years old aboard
ship," on the voyage on the small coasting schooner be-
tween Boston and Bangor. His boyhood was passed amid
the exposure, privations and hard work of poverty, upon
a small farm in that frontier region. He had no ad-
vantages of education except the training of a well
educated and most excellent Christian mother, and one
term in Foxcroft Academy, and the influence of capable
older brothers and sisters. Became a member of the
METCALF GENEALOGY, 41
Congregational Church in Milo when nine years old.
Taught two schools in Milo in winter of 1844 and 1845.
In April, 1845, just before his i8th birthday, he walked
*to Bangor, 33 miles, and became clerk and book-keeper
in the store of Walter Brown & Son, dealers in general
merchandise and lumber. From 185 1 till October, 1865,
in business for himself in Bangor, — lumber, ship chand-
lery, and ship building. During the Civil War went at
five different times, at his own expense, in service of the
After the war, in October, 1865, moved with his wife
and five children to Elyria, O., which was already the
home of his brothers Chas. W. Rich and Isaac S. Metcalf,
and of his sister Mrs. Anna Rich DeWitt. Dealt in tim-
ber lands in Pennsylvania, Southern Ohio, Michigan and
Wisconsin. Having lost a vessel burned by the English-
built cruiser Shenandoah, spent twelve winters in Wash-
ington, advocating the theory (which he originated), that
the forty-nine marine insurance companies, who claimed
many millions of the Geneva Award, were entitled to
nothing unless they could show actual loss above war
premiums received. This theory was finally adopted by
Congress, thus making it possible to pay from the Geneva
Award for all the actual loss caused by all the Confederate
cruisers for which the losers had received no indemnity,
and also for about one-third of the proved losses by the
payment of war premiums. As attorney in fact collected
for other losers a large number of claims, besides that for
his own ship. Has gathered an extensive collection of
books and documents referring to the whole subject of the
Treaty of Washington and the Geneva Award. Carried to
successful issue in Supreme Court of United States a suit
against the City of Watertown, Wis., involving a new and
important constitutional question. In Supreme Court of
42 METCALF GENEALOGY,
Wisconsin, won a test suit confirming his own title to a
part of the ** Marathon County Lands,** and thereby con-
firming also the title (without expense to them) of a large
number of immigrants and others to the small farms on
which they had settled.
Actively interested, both in Maine and Ohio, in tem-
perance legislation. Drafted the local option bill, which
under different names and forms has been before the
Ohio Legislature for several years and is now advocated
by the Ohio Anti-Saloon League, in whose support and
management he has been earnest and untiring. Trustee
of Oberlin College since 1880.
Married, April 6. 1853, in Easthampton, Mass., to Eliza
Maria Ely, born at North Mansfield, Conn., Dec. 9, 1828,
daughter of Rev. William Ely and Harriet Whiting. She
had taught in Philadelphia and was Principal of Ladies^
Department at Williston Seminary, Easthampton. Their
1. Gertrude Ely, born in Bangor, Aug. 26, 1854; died Oct. 5, 1855.
2. Irving Wight, born in Bangor, Nov. 27, 1855.
3. Lucy Hey wood, bom in Bangor, March 29, 1857.
4. Edith Ely, born in Bangor, May 18, 1859.
5. Wilmot Vernon, born in Bangor, Sept. 2, i860.
6. Bertha Mayo, born in Bangor, July 19, 1864; died in Elyria, May
7. Carroll, born in Elyria, Jan. 5, 1867; died Jan. 5, 1867.
8. Maynard Mayo, born in Elyria, March 12, 1868.
9. Ray, born in Elyria, May 4, 1874; died May 7, 1874.
Irving Wight Metcalf, oldest son of Eliab Wight Met-
calf and Eliza Maria Ely, born Nov. 27, 1855, in Bangor,
Me. Came with his parents to Elyria. Bangor and
Elyria Public Schools. Elyria High School class of 1872.
Graduated Oberlin College 1878. One year Andover
Theological Seminary, and two years Oberlin Theological
Seminary, graduating from Oberlin Seminary 1881. Or-
dained Jan. 31, 1882, as pastor of Eastwood Congrega-
METCALF GENEALOGY. 43
tional Church, Columbus, O., which he organized and of
which he was pastor from Sept., 1 881, to May, 1889. Also-
for one year of same time pastor of North Congregational
Organized Central Congregational Church, Dayton, and'
was pastor May and June, 1889. Organized Hough
Avenue Congfregational Church, Cleveland, and was pas-
tor from July, 1889, ^^ January i, 1894. Also for nearly
one year of same time pastor of North Branch Church, now
Park Congregational Church, of Cleveland.
Superintendent Congregational City Missionary Society
of Cleveland, Jan. i, 1894, to Nov. i, 1895, and associate
pastor of Pilgrim Congregational Church, Cleveland, July
I, 1894, to Nov. I, 1897. Secretary Board of Ministerial
Relief of the Congregational Association of Ohio. From'
Nov. I, 1897, in business, with residence in Elyria.
Married in Elyria, O., May 20, 1885, to Flora Belle
Mussey, who was born Dec. 15, 1857, daughter of Henry
E. and Caroline M. Kendall Mussey. She graduated*
from Elyria High School, 1875, and Wellesley College,
1881 ; taught in Elyria High School, 1883- 1884.
Their children : .
Edith Eastwood Metcalf, bom in Columbus, O., May 30, 1886.
Harold Mussey Metcalf, born in Cleveland, O., Aug. 11, 1891.
Lucy Hey wood Metcalf, born at Bangor, Me., March 29,.
1857. Elyria Public Schools. Oberlin College. Married
in Elyria, O., Nov. 26, 1876, to Augustus G. Upton, who
graduated from Elyria High School, 1869; Oberlin Col-
lege, 1873; Oberlin Theological Seminary, 1876. Tutor
several years in Oberlin. Pastor of Congregational
Churches, Windham, O., Wayne, Mich., Wakeman, O.,
Norwich, New York. For three years Superintendent
New York State Home Missionary Society, with resi-
dence at Syracuse. Then several years in Colorado-
44 METCALF GENEALOGY.
Springs, and Denver, because of Mr. Upton^s ill health.
One year as Librarian of Colorado College. From 1895
President of Weiser College and Academy, Weiser, Idaho,
also part of the time pastor of Congregational Church of
Weiser. Their daughter :
Marguerite Edith Upton, born in Windham, O., Sept. 22, 1877. Student
at Colorado College and Oberlin College.
Edith Ely Metcalf, born at Bangor, Me., May 18, 1859.
Elyria Public Schools ; Oberlin College ; graduated Welles-
ley College, 1880. Studied at Boston Museum of Fine
Arts, the Herkomer School, Bushey, Herts, England, and
in Paris. Cataloguer in Newberry Library, Chicago. Bible
Institute, Chicago. While there, became so much inter-
ested in the neglected poor that she has since devoted
her life to work among and for them. Has written sev-
eral booklets about religious and social work in Chicago.
Resides 1 1 1 Sedgwick Street, Chicago, where she has es-
tablished a free kindergarten for very poor children.
Wilmot Vernon Metcalf, born at Bangor, Me., Sept. 2,
1 860. Elyria Public Schools. Graduated Oberlin College,
1883. Two years Oberlin Theological Seminary, with
special post-graduate studies in Chemistry. Professor of
Chemistry in Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washing-
ton, for two years. Four years in post-graduate study
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., taking de-
gree of Ph. D. ; Professor of Chemistry and Physics Carle-
ton College, Northfield, Minn., spending the year 1895-
1896 in special studies in University of Wurtzburg, Ger-
many. Married in Taunton, Mass., Nov. 4, 1889, to
Caroline G. Soule, who was born May 7, 1858, daughter
of Leander and Caroline L. Graham Soule. She graduated
Wellesley College, 1880, taught in Clinton, Ky., and at
Wellesley College. Their daughter:
Rachael Victoria Metcalf. born in Wurtzburg, Germany, Nov. 26, 1895.
MET CALF GENEALOGY, 45.
Maynard Mayo Metcalf, bom in Elyria, March 12, 1868.
Elyria Public Schools ; Central College Academy. Grad-
uated Oberlia College, 1889. Four years post-graduate
study Johns Hopkins University, taking degree Ph. D»
During vacations held positions with U. S. Fish Commis-
sion, making collecting trip to Jamaica, and connected
with Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods HoU, Mass*
Professor of Biology, Woman's College, Baltimore, Md.
Has published various scientific articles. Member Board
of Trustees Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods HoU.
Married in Elgin, 111., Sept. 10, 1890, to Ella May
Wilder, who was born March 21, 1867; daughter of
Jedediah C. and Elizabeth Bosworth Edwards Wilder.
She graduated Oberlin College, 1889. Their daughter:
Fern Wilder Metcalf, bopn in Baltimore, Md., Feb. 10, 1895; died Feb.
GEORGE P. AND CHARLES A. METCALF,
OF LORAIN COUNTY, OHIO,
have descent as follows :
1. Michael Metcalf, born at Tatterford, Eng., June 17^.
2. Michael Metcalf, born at Norwich, Eng., Aug,
3. Eleasar Metcalf, born at Dedham, Mass., March 20^.
4. Michael Metcalf, born Jan. 25, 1687.
5. Michael Metcalf, born at Wrentham, Jan. 24, 1718^-
6. Philemon Metcalf, born at Framingham, April 14,
7. Josiah Metcalf, born at Whiting, Vt., Feb. 20, 1783;
died at Pike, Wyoming Co., N. Y., 1825.
8. Joseph W. Metcalf, born at Whiting, Vt., Dec. 18,.
46 METCALF GENEALOGY, '
1 8 10; lived at Liverpool, Pittsfield, and Oberlin, O.
Married, March 13, 1826, at Liverpool, O., to Mary Ann
.Deming; died at Oberlin, July 14, 1889. Their children:
George P. Metcalf, bom at Liverpool, O., Jan. 2, 1844.
Charles A. Metcalf, bom at Liverpool, O., Jan. 17, 1854.
George P. Metcalf, born at Liverpool, O., Jan. 2, 1844.
Was Prosecuting Attorney of Lorain County, and a promi-
nent lawyer. Member of Ohio Legislature. Married at
LaGrange, O., Aug., 1871, to Sarah Stroup. Died in
Elyria, Oct., 1887.
Charles A. Metcalf, born at Liverpool, Medina Co.,
^O., Jan. 17, 1854. Lawyer at Oberlin, O., also Mayor of
Oberlin; lawyer at Elyria. Married at Northfield, O.,
May 23, 1882, to Carrie R. Boyden. Their children:
1. Helen B. Metcalf, born at Oberlin, 0.» July 11. 1883.
2. George P. Metcalf. bom at Oberlin. O., March 11, 1887.
3. Ruth R. Metcalf, born at Oberlin. O., May 6, 1889.
4. Qharles A. Metcalf, born at Oberlin, O., Feb. 18, 1892.
WILLIAM SUMNER METCALF, OF PLAIN-
^traces his descent as follows :
1. Michael, born June 17, 1587; married Sarah Elwyn.
2. Michael, born Nov. 13, 161 7; married Mary Fair-
3. Eleasar, born March 20, 1653 ; married Meletia Fisher.
4. Michael, born Jan. 25, 1687; married Abiel Colbum.
5. James (9th child), born July 19, 1729.
6. William Haven Metcalf, born 1754.
7. William Metcalf, born 1790.
8. Alfred G. Metcalf, born 1825.
9. William Sumner Metcalf, bom 1853. Treasurer
■piainville Stock Co., manufacturing jewellers, Plainville,
METCALF GENEALOGY. 47
CORYDON, N. H., METCALFS.
Samuel Metcalf, born Aug. 14, 1739; 13th child of
Michael Metcalf and Abiel Colbum. Settled in Corydon,
Silas Metcalf (*' Old Horse Face "); grandson of Samuel
Ralph Metcalf, another grandson of Samuel. Graduate
of Dartmouth, 1823. N. H. Sec. of State, 1831 to 1838,
Newport, N. H., in 1850.
KEENE, N. H., METCALFS.
1. Michael, born June 17, 1587; married Sarah Elwyn,
Oct. 13, 1616.
2. Michael, born Aug. 29, 1620 ; married Mary Fair-
banks, April 2, 1644.
3. Michael, born Jan. 21, 1645; married Elizabeth
Kingsbury, Sept. 17, 1672.
4. Michael, born 1674; married Lydia , April 21,
5. Michael, born 1707; married Meletia Hamart, July
6. Michael, bom 1730; married Sarah Allen, 1751.
7. Thaddeus, born Dec. 17, 1758; married Hepzibah
Baker, who was born Oct. 29, 1763; died May i, 185 1.
He died April 11, 1823. Their children:
Sally, born Jan. 15, 1783 (Mrs. Thayer); died June 14, 1857.
Hepzibah, bom May 3, 1785 (Mrs. Ellis).
Daniel, born April 10, 1787; died Aug. 18, 1787.
David, born Dec. 15, 1788; died Aug. 29, 1847.
Daniel, born May 14, 1791; died May 18, 1858.
Nancy, born April 2, 1793 (Mrs. Appleton).
Thaddeus, born Oct. 25, 1795.
Cynthia, born Aug. 30, 1798 (Mrs. Pond); died Jan. 12, 1824.
William, bom Aug. 24, 1800; died Aug. 30, 1801.
( Mary, born Jan. 16, 1807 (Mrs. Wells); died Sept. 3, 1842.
\ William Hale, bom Jan. 16, 1807.
48 METCALF GENEALOGY.
William Hale Metcalf, born at Keene, N. H., Jan. i6,
1807. Physician and surgeon, in active practice, in
Manchester, N. H. Married Rebecca Shedd Burge, bom
Aug. I, 1813. HediedSept. 3, 1842. She died Oct. 16,
1873. Their children:
Edward Ray Metcalf. bom July 8. 1833. Lost at sea, Jan. 9, 1856.
Alfred W. Metcalf, born May 29, 1837: married Rosaltha T. Wheeler,
who was born Jan. 7, 1839. Now living in Topeka, Kan. Their
Helen Griffin Metcalf, born Feb. 5, 1870.
Bessie Wheeler Metcalf, born April 3, 1872; died Oct. 7, 1877.
MARTIN METCALF, OF BATTLE CREEK, MICH.,
devoted many years to gathering the genealogy of the
Metcalf family, and accumulated extensive records of great
value, which have not as yet been printed. For much of
the material in this work the compiler is indebted to his
researches. Martin Metcalf died at Battle Creek, Dec. 26,
1897. His descent is as follows:
1. Michael Metcalf, born June 17, 1587.
2. Michael Metcalf, born Aug. 29, 1620.
3. Jonathan Metcalf, born Sept. 10, 1650.
4. John Metcalf, born 1678.
5. John Metcalf, born 1704.
6. Joseph Metcalf, Esq., born 1744.
7. Rev. David Metcalf, born 1785.
8. Martin Metcalf. born 1823. Married Jan. 6, 1857,
to Julia Ann Cushman Arms, daughter of Hon. Albert
Arms, of Kalamazoo, Mich. Their children, all now liv-
ing at Battle Creek, Michigan :
1. Foster Martin Metcalf, born Sept. 26, 1858.
2. Albert Ball Metcalf, born Sept. 7, i860.
3. Fannie Marie Metcalf, born July 4, 1869.
Foster Martin Metcalf, first child of Martin Met-
calf and Julia A. C. Arms, born Sept. 26, 1858,
METCALF GENEALOGY, 49"
is a mechanical engineer, connected with the
Battle Creek Steam Pump Company, and is an
inventor and patentee of considerable repute
and success. He married, June 20, 1888, Mary
Howe, daughter of Chester and Fonda Howe.
1. Howard Howe Metcalf, bom May 14, 1889.
2. Harold Chester Metcalf. born June 13, 1890.
3. Earle Foster Metcalf, born Sept. 3, 1891.
4. Mildred Ida Metcalf, born Nov. t, 1892.
Albert Ball Metcalf, second child of Martin Met-
calf and Julia A. C. Arms, born Sept. 7, i860;
married Nov. 23, 1893, to Mattie Moore, daugh-
ter of William Moore.
THE CALEB METCALF FAMILY.
1. Michael Metcalf, born June 17, 1587; married Sarah
Elwyn, Oct. 13, 16 16.
2. Michael Metcalf, born Aug. 29, 1620; married Mary-
Fairbanks, April 2, 1644.
3. Eleasar Metcalf , born March 20, 1653; married Mela-_
tia Fisher, April 9, 1684.
4. Michael Metcalf, born Jan 25, 1687; married Abiel
Colbum, Dec. 2, 17 12.
5. Peletiah Metcalf, born March 22, 17 14; married
Hepsibah Mann, Jan. 8, 1742.
6. Thomas Metcalf, bom Aug. 13, 1749; married Jem-
ima Ray, Jan. 25, 1776.
7. Caleb Metcalf, and 10 others, July 22, 1777, to Nov.
For the 7th, 8th, 9th and loth generations of this
branch, see the Caleb Metcalf genealogy prepared by
Eliab Wight Metcalf, of Cambridge, Mass., for Caleb
Metcalf s ninetieth birthday, July 23, 1867,
so STEVENS GENEALOGY.
Anna Mayo Stevens, who married Isaac Metcalf , of Roy-
alston, was the fifth child of Wilder Stevens. Wilder Stev-
ens was the fourth child of Nathaniel Stevens. Nathaniel
Stevens was the oldest child of Simon Stevens, who was
the youngest of three brothers, Joseph, Cyprian, and
Simon, who came from London, England (though their
origin was in Devonshire), a little before 1700. Joseph
settled in Rutland, Cyprian in Hingham, and Simon in
Simon Stevens, of Lancaster, was a blacksmith, and dis-
tinguished himself by his strength and courage in the old
Indian wars. His first wife's name was Gore, and they
had 10 children. After her death, he married the widow
Molly Martin, who had 10 children, and they had one
more. Of Simon Stevens' children, two at least — Cyprian
and Jonathan — settled in Plainfield, Conn. ; one, named
Joseph, in Petersham, Mass.
Nathaniel Stevens, oldest child of Simon Stevens, was
born in 1712. He married Molly Martin, the daughter
of his stepmother, and lived in Lancaster till 1761, and
then settled in Warwick. He had nine children :
1. Phebe Stevens, born Oct. 9, 1739; married Moses
Snyder, of Marlboro.
2. Mary (or Polly) Stevens, born April i, 1742; mar-
ried Abram Barnes, of Warwick. Their daughter Polly
Barnes married Josiah Pomroy, of Warwick, and had
children, — Erastus Pomroy, of Sunderland, and Rev.
Swan Lyman Pomroy, D.D., Pastor First Congregational
Church, Bangor, Me., Secretary A. B. C. F. M.
3. Lucy Stevens, born Oct. i, 1744; married, ist, Ly-
man Barnes; 2nd, Aaron Bass, of Warwick.
4. Wilder Stevens, born Jan. 25, 1747.
STEVENS GENEALOGY, 51
5. Martin Stevens, bom July 11, 1749; married ** Aunt
Lydia/* Settled in Windham, Vt. ; afterward moved to
Pennsylvania. Had children: Martin, Asa, Abram, Ly-
dia, Sally, Katy. Lucy, Dolly, Eunice.
6. Nathaniel Gore Stevens, born April 7, 1752 ; married
Lois Stone, of Marlboro; lived in Warwick. Had chil-
dren: Abel Stevens, of Eastport, Me. 2. Lois Stevens;
married Jonathan Belden, of Northfield. 3. Simon Stev-
ens, graduate of Harvard. 4. Anna ; married Stough-
ton, of Gill. 5. Samuel, of Eastport, Me.
7. Lois Stevens, bom Oct. 29, 1754; married Hap-
good, of Winchendon.
8. Abram Stevens, bom Aug. 15, 1757; married Polly
Hastings; lived in Barre. Had children: Polly Stevens,
who lived unmarried in Warwick ; Nathan Stevens, who
married his cousin Lois Stevens, the youngest daughter
of his uncle Wilder Stevens, and lived in Barre; also,
Rebecca, Abram, Katharine, , Betsy ** Brown"
and Timothy, all of Warwick.
9. Sarah, or Sally, born May 10, 1761 ; married
Woods, of Montague.
Wilder Stevens, fourth child, oldest son of Nathaniel
Stevens and Molly Martin, born Jan. 25. 1747; married
March 9, 1778, Elizabeth Mayo, the ninth child of
Joseph Mayo and Esther Kendrick, of Roxbury, Mass.
She was born March g\ 1760. Joseph Mayo, born Feb.
20, 172 1 ; married, Nov. 14, 1745, Esther Kendrick, who
was born April 26, 1721. Joseph Mayo lived and died in
Roxbury, but was one of the proprietors of the town of
Warwick and settled most of his thirteen children there
between Oct. 6, 1746, and May 3, 1768.
Wilder Stevens and Elizabeth Mayo had seven children :
I. Polly Stevens, born Aug. 24, 1779.
a. Betsy Stevens, born May 11, 1781; died Nov. 5, 1875.
52 STEVENS GENEALOGY,
3. Wilder Stevens, born Jan. 8, 1783; died Jan. 29, 1800.
4. Abigail Stevens, born July 11, 1784; died Oct 22, 1812.
5. Anna Mayo Stevens, born March i, 1787; married ist, Charles
Rich; 2nd, Isaac Metcalf ; died in Elyria, O., Jan. 2, 1866.
6. Esther Stevens," born Feb. 10, 1789 (unmarried); died July 10, 1870.
7. Joseph Stevens, born March 18, 1791; died Nov. 6, 1850.
Polly Stevens y born Aug. 24, 1779; married Jonathan
Gale, M. D., who settled near Bangor in the Province of
Maine, where he died. She returned to Warwick and
married again Samuel Williams, of Warwick, and had
seven children: Ardelia Tryphena (Mrs. Nath. Porter
Dickinson), Mary Elisabeth (Mrs. Charles Barber), Esther
(Mrs. Goldsbury), Abigail (Mrs. Halderman), Lucy But-
ton (Mrs. Hollister), Jerusha (Mrs. Samuel Clark). See
Betsy Stevens, born May 11, 1781; married June 25,
1805, Benj. Conant, of Northfield, and had two sons:
Samuel, born June 20, 1808.
Harvey, born June 28, 1811.
Abigail Stevens, horn July 11, 1784; married Ezra Con-
nable ; left two children :
Abigail Caroline and Albert Lee.
Joseph St evens y born March 18, 1791; married Prusia
Daniels, June 16, 18 17.
Their son, Joseph Addison Stevens, was born May 28, 1818.
Prusia Daniels Stevens died . Joseph Stev-
ens married, 2nd, Sept. 2, 1819, Hannah Mayo, daughter
of Caleb Mayo. Their children :
Hannah, Humphrey, and Maria Mayo.
Wilder Stevens, after the death of his first wife,
Elizabeth Mayo, who died March 5, 1793, married again,
Dec, 1795, the widow Lois Humphrey Oliver, only
daughter of Rev. Wiswell Humphrey, the first minister
STEVENS GENEALOGY, 53
of Athol, Mass. Wilder Stevens died Aug. 2, 1826. His
wife, Lois Stevens, died Sept. 4, 1848. Their children
James Humphrey Stevens, born Oct 16, 1796.
Lois Wiswell Stevens, born Sept, 3, 1798.
James Humphrey Stevens, born Oct. 16, 1796. Clerk
in Boston when a boy; in business for himself in 18 16 in
Eastport, Me. ; went by way of Canada to western New
York; Geneva Academy, since Hobart College; teach-
ing in Canisteo and Arkport, N. Y., 1823 to 1826; in 1826
to Dansville, where he bought a farm. He was school
inspector and for seventy-two years a Freemason ; founded
Rogersville Academy in 1873. Died Nov. 5, 1889. Mar-
ried, Oct. 2, 1826, Sally Wilson, of Shoreham, Vt. Their
eight children :
1. James Humphrey Stevens, Jr., born at Dansville, N. Y., July 11, 1827.
With his brother Chas. W. , prominent lawyers in Homellsville,
N. Y. ; married Sept. 23, 1858, Amanda Artman; married 2d,
Aug. 16, 1881, Mrs. AUie CoUum.
2. Sarah Stevens, born March 10, 1829; married Nov. 3, 1852, Louis
. Clark. Their five children :
1. Samantha Clark, born May 19, 1855; died April 15, 1861.
2. Lewis Humphrey Clark, bom Sept. 19, 1856; married ist,
Lena M. Barton, Nov. 15, 1883; 2d, Claribel Rich, July
3. William Stevens Clark, born Jan. 10, 1859; married Nellie
Mitchell, April 22, 1891. Their children:
Julia Evelyn Mitchell, born March 27, 1892.
Lewis Mitchell, bom March 6, 1893.
4. Emily Jane Clark, born Oct. 17, 1863.
5. Charles Jay Clark, born March 27, 1865; married ist, Lizzie
M. Brown, Oct., 1892; 2nd, Lucy L. Fairchild, Jan.
3. Joseph Addison Stevens, born May 25, 1830; died June 23, 1834.
4. Lucelia Stevens, born Jan. 24, 1832; married, Aug. 7, 1850, to C. H.
Brown. Their six children:
I. Walter Scott Brown, born Dec. 19. 1851; married Grace
Miller, Feb. 7, 1887. Their children:
Bernice Brown, born Sept. 20, i88g.
54 WILLIAMS GENEALOGY,
Rebecca Brown, bom Feb. 22. 1894.
Ben. Brown, born Sept 30, 1895.
2. Shirley Edgar Brown, born Feb. 21, 1854: married Eveline
Hakes, June 11, 1891.
3. Manley Clark Brown, born Nov. 27, 1856; married Ella E.
Weston, Oct. 16, 1876. Their children :
Manley Clark Brown, bom Sept. 12, 1879.
Libbie Lucelia Brown, bom July 16, 1881; died
June 27, 1887.
Grace Brown, born Aug. 27, 1883.
Shirley E. Brown, bom Oct 27, 1888.
4. Sarah Loella Brown, born Jan. 11, i860; married Homer
A. Miller, May 28, 1884. Their daughter:
Lucelia Miller, bom Jan. 6, 1892.
5. Coredan H. Brown, born Sept. 19, 1862; married Florence
Smith, July 25, 1888. Their children :
Carol Brown, bom Dec 25, 1892; died Dec. 30, 1892.
Eugenia Brown, born July 31. 1894.
6. Carrie Brown, born Aug. 27, 1863; died Dec. 15, 1863.
5. William Wilson Stevens, bom Jan. 6', 1834; died Jan. 24, 1835.
6. Lois Wiswell Stevens, born Nov. 27, 1835.
7. Charles Wilder Stevens, bom Jan. 3, 1838. Lawyer in Hornellsville,
N. Y. ; married Jennie E. Bond, Sept 23, 1875. Their children:
1. Jay Humphrey Stevens, born Oct 5, 1876.
2. Charles Edmund Stevens, born May 13, 1878.
3. Laura Hamilton Stevens, born June 4, 1882.
8. Addison Gardner Stevens, born Jan. 22, 1848; married Sarah R.
Haskell, Oct 21, 1872. He died Sept 16, 1888. Their children:
Marion L. Stevens, born Sept. 20, 1874 ; married Percy
Darby, May 30, 1896.
Walter Addison Stevens, born Dec. 23, 1880.
Polly Stevens, born Aug. 24, 1779, oldest child of Wilder
Stevens and Elizabeth Mayo, after the death of her first
husband. Dr. Gale, married Samuel Williams, of War-
wick, Mass. Their eight children :
1. Tryphena Williams.
2. Ardelia Williams. Married, Dec. 18, 1831, Nath. Porter Dickin-
son, of West Northfield. who died in i86g.
3. Mary Elizabeth Williams, born in Warwick, Mass., Sept. 5, 18 10.
Married, Dec. 2S, 1826, Charles Barber, of Northfield.
IVILLIAMS GENEALOGY, 55
4. Abigail Stevens Williams, born Apr. 25, 1812. Married Dr.
Haldeman, of Zanesville, O.
5. Jerusha Williams, born in Bernardston, Mass., June 7, 181 5. Married
Samuel Clark, of Zanesville, O.
6. Esther Williams, born March 31, 181 7. Married ist, Goddard;
2nd, Rev. John Goldsbury.
7. Samuel Henry Williams.
8. Lucy Dutton Williams, bom Mar. 21, 1822. Married Frank M.
Hollister, of Zanesville, O.
Mary Elizabeth Williams, third child of Samuel Will-
iams and Polly Stevens Gale, married Charles
Barber, of Northfield, Mass., who was born in
Northfield, April 19, 1802, and died in Winches-
ter, N. H., February 2, 1883. She died Sept. 23,,
1838. Their children :
1. Mary, born in Northfield, Mass., July 27, 1829; married Jesse
Kingsbury, of Peru, Ohio.
2. Charles Williams, born in Northfield, Mass., March 21, 1831 ;
died in T838.
3. Lucy, born in Northfield, Mass., Sept. 3, 1832; died April
4. Edward, bom in Northfield, Mass., Sept 29, 1835; married,
Sept. 29, 1864, to Caroline Colton, of Northfield. Their
1. Cynthia Terry, bom Feb. 4, 1866.
2. Bertha Jane, born Jan. 5, 1868.
3. Carrie Belle, born Feb. 23, 1870.
4. Mary Elizabeth, born March 25, 1874.
5. George Edward, bom April 30, 1876.
Abigail Stevens Williams y born April 25, 18 12. Married
John S. Haldeman, M. D., of Zanesville, O. Their
1. Mary Susannah, born July 27, 1844; Married James P. Reas-
oner. Their children :
Lucy Ardelia Reasoner, born Nov. 13, 1872.
Abbie Elizabeth Reasoner, bom July 4, 1874.
Florence Ida Reasoner, bom Jan. 12, 1876.
2. Edward Stevens Haldeman, born May 22, 1852. Married
Minnie Lunn. Their children :
George Lunn Haldeman, born Dec. 4, 1889.
56 WILLIAMS GENEALOGY.
Vera Viola Haldeman, born June 4, 1891.
Hazel Belle Haldeman, bom June, 1893.
3. Samuel Williams Haldeman, born May 22, 1852. Married
Lizzie . Their children :
Herschell Edward Haldeman. born Aug. 17, 1886.
Beatrice Haldeman, born Oct 2, 1891.
4. Esther Ardelia Haldeman, born Oct 6, 1855. Married Frank
Gigax. Their children :
Nellie May Gigax, bom April 19. 1880.
Edna Esther Gigax, born June 26, 1882.
John Frederick Gigax, born Sept 10, 1885.
Helen Emma Gigax, bom July 14, 1890.
Edward Arthur Gigax, bom March 2, 1893.
Jerusha Williams^ born June 7, 1815. Married Oct. 20,
1846, Samuel Clark, of Zanesville, Ohio, who was born
in Berkeley Co., Va., May 7, 1805. He died at Zanes-
ville, Oct. 18, 1883. Their children :
1. Annie T. Clark, born June 19, 1847.
2. Samuel Williams Clark, bom July i, 1849. Married Feb. 5,
1885, to AUie Miles, of Zanesville, who was born Aug. 5.
1864. Their children.
Ivor G. Clark, born Nov. 7, 1885.
Cuyler L. Clark, born May 29, 1890.
3. Lucy Agnes Clark, born April 23, 1851; died April, 1874.
4. Ardelia Clark, bom June 5, 1853. Married March 5, 1889, to
John William Massey, of Zanesville, who was bom May
18, 1850. Their children:
Myra C. Massey, born Jan. 15, 1890.
Anna A. Massey, born Sept 9, 1891.
John William Massey, born Oct. 17. 1893.
Raymond C. Massey, born April 5, 1897.
5. Charles Franklin Clark, born Aug. 26, 1855. Married Sept
22, 1887, to Phebe Rogers, of Columbus, Ohio. They have
one daughter, born March 9, 1898.
Esther Williams, born March 31, 1817. Married first,
Obadiah Walker Goddard, and their daughter, Mary God-
dard, married Prof. F. E. Stratton, and has a daughter,
Alice Stratton. Esther Williams, after the death of Mr.
Goddard, married, Jan. 10, 1866, her cousin, Rev. John
Goldsbury, who was born Feb. 1 1, 1795, and died Oct. 28,
PUTNAM GENEALOGY, 57
1890. Rev. John Goldsbury was a brother of Capt. James
Goldsbury, of Warwick, who celebrated his one hundred
and first birthday Feb. 19, 1898. In their boyhood, Isaac
Metcalf was their teacher. Their father was James
Goldsbury, born Dec. 27, 1757, and their mother was
Jerusha Williams, who was born March 3, 1714. His
mother was Abigail Metcalf, bom Dec. i, 1783, and was
probably a granddaughter of Michael Metcalf and Abigail
Colburn. James Goldsbury, of Minneapolis, Minn., is a
son of Capt. James Goldsbury, of Warwick.
Lucy Button Williams, youngest child of Samuel Will-
iams and Polly Stevens Gale, was bom March 21, 1822.
Married, Dec. 31, 1853, to Frank M. Hollister, who was
bom in Groton, N. Y., July 10, 1823. Their children:
1. Gertrude Willi tt Hollister, bom Oct. 10, 1855. Married June
9, 1888, James William Oakes. Their son
Harry Hopkins Oakes, born April 17, 1889.
2. Harry Edwin Hollister, bom Nov. i. 1863. Married March
17, 1888, Rose Kathrine Fritz. Their children:
Lucy D. W. Hollister, born Jan. 21, 1889.
Florence Gertrude Hollister, born Sept. 28, 1890.
1. John Putnam, the '* root " of all who bear the name
in New England, emigrated from Buckinghamshire, Eng.,
in 1634, with three sons, Thomas, Nathaniel, John.
2. Thomas Putnam had four sons, Archelaus, Joseph,
3. Edward Putnam had seven sons, Nehemiah, Ezra,
Isaac, Elisha, Joseph, Edward, Holyoke.
4. Elisha Putnam had six sons, Stephen, Amos, Rufus,
Elisha, Nehemiah, Jonathan.
5. Nehemiah Putnam had four sons, Joseph, Benjamin,
6. Reuben Putnam, born April 9, 1757; married Elisa-
beth Mason, Nov. 7, 1780. She was born May 9, 1755;
58 PUTNAM GENEALOGY.
died Aug. 31, 1846. He died June 12, 1797. Their
(i) Aaron, born Aug. 29, 1781. (2) Jonas, born March
5, 1783; died 1809. (3) Mason, born Dec. 20, 1784.
(4) Manning, born April 12, 1787; died 1838. (5) Rufus^
bom Aug. I, 1789; died Aug. 22, 1791. (6) Ruf us Aus-
tin, born Nov. 18, 1791; died 1871. (7) John Milton,
bom Feb. 26, 1794. (8) JohnO., bom July 26, 1796; died
Nov. 26, 1797.
John Milton Putnam, born in Sutton, Mass., Feb.
26, 1794; married, Jan. 29, 1821, Arethusa Brigham,
daughter of Elmer Brigham, of Westboro, Mass. She
was born Oct. 2, 1792. He was pastor of the old church
in Dunbarton, N. H., 1830 to 1861. She died in Yar-
mouth, Me., Sept. 19, 1 86 1. He died in Elyria, O., Aug.
18, 1871. Their children, all bom at Dunbarton, N. H. :
1. Jane Brigham Putnam, born Nov. 19, 1821; died Sept 11, 1824.
2. Careton Elliot Putnam, bom July 21, 1823; died Aug. 29, 1824.
3. Milton Augustus Putnam, bom June 13, 1825; died Aug. 26, 1826.
4. Antoinette Maria Putnam, bom Oct. 12, 1827; died Aug. 7, 1828.
5. Antoinette Brigham Putnam, bom May 17, 1829; taught in private
schools in N. H. and Mass. ; married Isaac Stevens Metcalf ,
July 5, 1852; died in Elyria, O., Aug. 14, 1878.
6. Henry Milton Putnam, bom June 10, 1831; died Aug. 23. 1850.
7. George Alanson Putnam, bom Aug. 7, 1833 ; died March 31, 1834.
8. George Augustus Putnam, bom May 8, 1835; graduated 1858, at
Union College ; Bangor Theological Seminary, i860 ; pastor
First Congregational Church, Yarmouth, Me., i860 to 1870;
pastor First Congregational Church, Milbury, Mass., since 1872;
married at Bangor, Nov. 12, i860, to Fannie Maria Wells, who
was born at Forsythe, Ga., March 13, 1842, and died in Milbury,
Mass., Aug. 6. 1879. Their six children:
George Herbert, born at Yarmouth, Feb. 23. 1865.
Jennie Louise, born at Yarmouth, Sept. 17, 1867.
Grace Marion, born at Yarmouth, Aug. 30, 1869; ^i^d Oct.
Fanny May, born at Milbury, Nov. 7, 1873.
Florence Antoinette, born at Milbury, Jan. 2, 1875.
Harry Wells, born at Milbury, Sept. 7, 1876.
Rev. George Aug^ustus Putnam married again, June 23, 1881, Han-
nah Louise Sabm, who was born at Milbury, Nov. 23, 1S53.
HOWES GENEALOGY. 59
William Elliot Howes, son of Joseph Howes, bom
March 22, 18 18.
Martha Howes, born June 5, 1822.
Ann Howes and ) . a '^ ^ o -
Elizabeth Howes, } ^°"^ ^P"^ ^' '^^S-
Richard Howes, born May 6, 1827.
Henry Howes, born Feb. 4, 1830.
Alfred Howes and ) , tlt t. o
Ai J TT i bom March 2, 1833.
Alexander Howes, ) ^^
Ann Howes, bom April 21, 1835.
William Elliot Howes, bom March 22, 18 18; married
Elisabeth West, who was born Sept. 27, 1817, at Gaton-
wood House, Northampton, Eng., where the family had
lived for three hundred years. Elisabeth West's father,
Thomas West, was born March 23, 1785; died Jan. 3,
1828. His wife, Ann Fairbrother West, was born June
18, 1785. After her husband's death she managed the
great Gatonwood Farm herself for nearly forty years, dy-
ing Jan. 29, 1866.
The children of Thomas West and Elisabeth Fairbrother
Richard West, born Sept. 3, 1806; died July 29, 1829.
Thomas West, born Aug. 5, 1808; died April 27, 1837.
William West, born May 18, 1810; died May 12, 1853;
left five children.
John Wheatly West, born March 26, 18 12; died Octo-
ber, 1 870; left one daughter, since dead.
Ann West, born June 5, 18 16; died Nov. 2, 1826.
Elisabeth West, born Sept. 27, 1817; died July 16, 1859.
Edmund Fairbrother West, born March 17, 18 19; mar-
ried, Dec. 6, 1855, to Ann Hallowell, who was born Nov.
4, 1825. Their children :
Elisabeth Ann West, born Nov. 29, 1856.
Harriet West, born Jan. 20, 1858; died Feb. 5, 1867.
6o HOWES GENEALOGY,
William Hallowell West, bom May 28, 1859; died Nov. 9, 1859.
William Hallowell West, born Nov. 18, i860.
Edmund Albert West, born March 17, 1863.
William Elliot Howes, born March 22, 1818, and Elisa-
beth West, born Sept. 27, 1817, had children.
Thomas West Howes, born Nov. 22, 1843, i^i Northamp-
ton, Eng. ; after the death of his parents lived with Adna
Grant, in Elyria, O. ; served three years in the 42d Ohio
Regiment (** most popular in regiment"); studied medi-
cine in Cleveland; practised medicine in Grant Co., Wis. ;
died April 24, 1874, from sequelae of a severe wound re-
ceived at Vicksburg.
William Elliot Howes, born May 10, 1845; lived, after
the death of his parents, with Jameson Murray, Elyria;
enlisted in 103d Ohio Regiment; wounded at Knoxville;
died there Dec. 5, 1863.
Ann Elisabeth Howes, born March 31, 1847; lived,
after her parents' death, with Clark Eldred, Elyria;
taught school many years in Lorain County, O., and Grant
Co., Wis.; married, October, 1879, ^^ Alexander Cairns,
of Bloomington and Mt. Hope, Wis. One son. Earl
Cairns, born Aug. 9, 1880.
Henry Edmund Howes, born Oct. 18, 1848; lived, after
the death of his parents, with Thomas King, of Eaton,
O. ; married his foster sister, Elisabeth King, who was
born June 21, 1848; lived in Humbird, Clark County, Wis.,
and in Wallace, Id. Their children :
Musa Kate Howes, born Dec. 3, 1873.
Myrta Edith Howes, born Sept. 14, 1876.
Harriet Howes, second daughter, fifth child of Will-
iam Elliot Howes and Elisabeth West, born at Gatonwood
House, Northampton, England, July 17, 1850; on account
of the sickness and death of her parents was taken by
Aaron and Rebecca Bliss Bullock, in November, 1855, to
Bristol, Ontario County, N. Y. ; in the fall of 1864 they
returned to Elyria; educated in public schools of Elyria;
taught school in Sheffield in 1866; in Henrietta in 1867;
in the public schools of Elyria, 1868 to 1878; married,
March 25, 1878, to Isaac Stevens Metcalf, of Elyria, O.
Died in Elyria, Dec. 7, 1894.
Sarah Ann Howes, sixth and youngest child of William
Elliot Howes and Elisabeth West, was bom at Elyria,
0., Aug. 9, 1852; adopted by William H. Root and Fanny
Day Root, of Elyria and Sheffield; married, April 3,
1878, to her foster brother, Orville Root, of Sheffield, O.
Fanny Elisabeth Root, bom Oct. 27, 1880.
Harriet Maria Root.
Richard Ely, with his youngest son Richard, came from
Plymouth, England, between 1660 and 1670, and settled
in Lyme, Conn. The son of the younger Richard was
named Richard, and was born Oct. 27, 1697. His son,
Rev, Richard Ely, hovn Sept. 30, 1733; graduated Yale
College, 1754; minister of Congregational churches in
Connecticut, near the mouth of the Connecticut River.
Died, 1 8 14.
Dr, Richard Ely, born June 28, 1765. Graduated Yale
College, 1785. Lived in Chester, Conn. A well-known
physician. Died 18 16.
Rev, William Ely, born in Chester, Conn., June 27, 1792.
Graduated Yale College, 1 8 1 3 . Congregational minister in
Vernon and N. Mansfield, Conn. Married, May 4, 1820,
Harriet Whiting, of Hartford, Conn., who was born March
20, 1800. She died Sept. 8, 1846. He died Nov. 2, 1850.
Harriet Whiting Ely, born Jan. 9, 1822.
William Whiting Ely, born Nov. 26, 1825. Died in Milton, N. Y., June
62 DeWITT genealogy,
Eliza Maria Ely, bom Dec. 9, 1828. Married in Easthampton, Mass.,
Apr. 6, 1853, to Eliab Wight Metcalf, of Bangor, Me.
Mary Whiting Ely, bom Sept. 23, 1831.
Richard Spencer Whiting Ely, bom Oct. 27, 1834; died in Morrison, III.,
Sept. 13, 1887.
Samuel George Whiting Ely, born Nov. 17, 1837.
Elijah DeWitt, born at Westminster, Vt., May 22, i8cx),
son of Wainwright DeWitt and Silence Ranney. Mar-
ried, Oct. 25, 1821, at Weathersfield, Vt., to Eliza F.
Converse, who died in 1852. Their children :
RoUin Converse DeWitt, bom Oct. 9, 1827.
Elijah DeWees DeWitt, born Jan. 18, 1830.
Harriet Sarah DeWitt, born Aug. 3, 1841.
Elizabeth Converse DeWitt, born Sept. 3, 1846.
Married 2d, Sept. 28, 1853, to Anna Elizabeth Rich.
Dr. DeWitt moved to Elyria, Ohio, in July, 1835, and was
for many years a prominent practicing physician in Medina
County and Elyria. He was for more than thirty years
president of the First National Bank of Elyria. He died
in Elyria, April 18, 1891.