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FEBRUARY ), 1783, 


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 
-each, poftpaid* 

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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, 


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: 

1. Arkefrith. 

2. Arkell, Lord of Dent, etc. (Doomsday Book of 
Edward the Confessor). 

3. Gospatrick. 

4. Dolfin. 

5. Willikm. 

6. Richard. 

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 


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." 


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 
of Monasteries. 

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, 
and Ambrose. 

Leonard Metcalf, of Beare Park, in 1569 joined the 


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 


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. 


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- 


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 


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, 
aged 16." 

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 : 


** 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- 


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 
Solomon's fools. 

* * 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- 


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 


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. 


** 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 


nearer way to heaven than they shall find, I fear, that walk 


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. 

24, 1642. 

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 
children : 

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 


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- 


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. 

Michael Metcalfe. 

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. 


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. 


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. ) 


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, 
and Enoch. 

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 


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- 


ling, of North Adams, Mass., and has 
children : 

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. 
13. 1895. 

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 


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,. 


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. 


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. 


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. 
2, 1866. 

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 
children : 

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, 


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 
Milo, Maine: 

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. 


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 
children : 

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 
89th year. 

Anna Elisabeth Rich, youngest child of Charles Rich and 
Anna Mayo Stevens, was born at Warwick, Mass., Aug. 


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, 


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 


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 
his death. 

In Elyria he held many public positions. He was elected 


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 
since 1857. 

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 

28, 1861. 

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 


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., 


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. 


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 

Public Schools. 

5. Keyes DeWitt Metcalf, bom at Elyria, April 13, 1889. Elyria Public 


6. Thomas Nelson Metcalf, bom at Elyria, Sept. 21, 1890. Elyria Pub- 

lic Schools. 

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. 


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- 
^eld, Minn. 

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 


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 
Christian Commission. 

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 


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 
children : 

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 

3, 1866. 

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- 


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 
Church, Columbus. 

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- 


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. 


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. 
13, 1898. 


have descent as follows : 

1. Michael Metcalf, born at Tatterford, Eng., June 17^. 

2. Michael Metcalf, born at Norwich, Eng., Aug, 
29, 1620. 

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,. 


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. 



^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, 



Samuel Metcalf, born Aug. 14, 1739; 13th child of 
Michael Metcalf and Abiel Colbum. Settled in Corydon, 
N. H. 

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. 


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 
2, 1728. 

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. 


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 
children : 

Helen Griffin Metcalf, born Feb. 5, 1870. 

Bessie Wheeler Metcalf, born April 3, 1872; died Oct. 7, 1877. 


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, 


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. 
Their children; 

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. 


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. 
27, 1799. 

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, 



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 
Lancaster, Mass. 

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. 


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. 


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 
Williams genealogy. 

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 


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. 1891- 

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. 
27, 1897. 

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. 


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. 


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 

16, 1889. 

4. Edward, bom in Northfield, Mass., Sept 29, 1835; married, 

Sept. 29, 1864, to Caroline Colton, of Northfield. Their 
children : 

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 
children : 

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. 


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, 



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, 
Thomas, Edward. 

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, 
Aaron, Reuben. 

6. Reuben Putnam, born April 9, 1757; married Elisa- 
beth Mason, Nov. 7, 1780. She was born May 9, 1755; 


died Aug. 31, 1846. He died June 12, 1797. Their 
children : 

(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. 
21, 1870. 

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. 



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. 


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. 
Their children: 

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. 
Their children: 

Harriet Whiting Ely, born Jan. 9, 1822. 

William Whiting Ely, born Nov. 26, 1825. Died in Milton, N. Y., June 
I, 1895. 

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.