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A Record of the Acliievcmcnts of Her People in the Making of ComnionwcaUl 
and the Founding of a Nation 



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illE present work, "New England Families," presents in the aggregate a 
great amount and variety of genealogical and personal information and 
portraiture. It contains a vast amount of ancestral history never before 
printed. The object, clearly defined and well digested, is threefold: 

First: To presi nt in concise form the history of established families of the 

Second : To pr<;-.erve a record of its prominent present-day people. 
Third: To present through personal sketches, linked with the genealogical 
narrative, the relation of the prominent families of all times to the growth, 
singular prosperity and widespread influence of New England. 

There are numerous voluminous narrative histories of this section, maknig 
it unnecessary in this work to even outline its annals. What has been published, 
however, principally relates to the people in the mass. The amplitication neces- 
sary to complete the picture of the region, old and nowaday, is wdiat is now 
supplied by these Genealogical and Personal :Memoirs. In other words, while 
others have written of "the times," the province of this work is to be a chronicle 
of the people who have borne a conspicuous part in founding and developing a 

No other region offers so peculiarly interesting a field for such research. 
Its sons— "native here, and to the manner born" and of splendid ancestr}- — have 
attained distinction in every field of human effort. An additional interest attaches 
to the present undertaking in the fact that, while dealing primarily with the 
history of native New England, this work approaches the dignity of a national 
epitome of genealogy and biography. Owing to the wide dispersion throughout 
the country of the old families, the authentic account here presented of the con- 
stituent elements of her social life, past and present, is of far more than merely 
local value. In its special field it is, in an appreciable degree, a reflection of 
the development of the countiy at large, since hence went cut representatives 
of the historical families, in various generations, who in far remote places — 
beyond the Mississippi and in the Far West — were with the vanguard of civiliza- 
tion, building up communities, creating new commonwealths, planting, wherever 
they went, the clnirch, the school house and the printing press, leading into chan- 
. nels of thrift and enterprise all who gathered about them, and proving a power 
for ideal citizensliip and good government. 

This work everywhere conveys the lesion that distinction has been gained 
only by honorable public service, or by usefulness in private station, and that 
the development and prosperity of the section of which it treats have been depend- 
ent upon the character of its citizens, and the stimulus which they have given to 
commerce, to industry, to the arts and sciences, to education and religion — to 
all that is comi'n-cd in the highest civilization of the present day — through a 
continual prL-res-ive development. 

Truly as heroic poems have been written in human lives in the paths of peace 
as in the scarre<i roads of v>ar. Such examples, in whatever line of endeavor, are 


of much worth as an incentive to those who come afterward, and such were never 
so needful to be written of as in the present day, when pessimism, forgetful of 
the splendid lessons of the past, withholds its effort in the present, and views 
the future only with alarm. 

The custodian of records concerning the useful men of preceding generations, 
who aids in placing his knowledge in prescrvable and accessible form, of the 
homes and churches, schools and other institutions, which they founded, and of 
their descendants who have lived honorable and useful lives, performs a public 
service in lendering honor to whom honor is due, and in inculcating the most 
valuable lessons of patriotism and good citizenship. The story of the Plymouth 
and Massaciiusetts Bay colonies lies at tlie foundation of the best there is in 
American history, and the names of Brewster, Winslow. Bradford, Standish, 
Alden, Warren, llowland— all of whom came in the "Mayflower" and were 
prominent in the Old Colony, with Freeman. Gorham and Sears — all tliese of 
Plymouth, and Winthrop, Saltonstall, Dudley, Wilson, Bradstreet, and others, 
of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, have an undying fame, and these names are 
prominent to-day in the entire world. These early settlers erected an original 
form of government, pledging themselves to maintain and preserve all their liber- 
ties and privileges, and in their vote and suffrage, as their conscience might them 
move, as to best conduce and tend to the public weal of the body without respect 
of person or favor of any man. Their heroism was exhibited in their conflicts 
with savages. In statesmanship they builded better than they knew. Their code 
of laws known as the "Body of Liberties" has been termed an alm.ost declaration 
of independence, opening with tlie pronouncement that neither life, liberty, honor 
nor estate were to be invaded unless under express laws enacted by the local 
authorities, and when this bold declaration led to the demand of the English 
government that the colonial charter should be surrendered, the colonists resisted 
to a successful issue. In later days Faneuil Hall became the cradle of American 
Liberty, and from its platform were proclaimed the doctrines which bore fruit in 
resistance to the Stamp Act, in the Boston Massacre, and the engagement of con- 
testing armed forces at Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill. 

The above applies with equal force to the Providence, Hartford and New 
Haven colonies, whose founders partook of the same character as those of Mas- 
sachusetts. In Providence we find the first colony founded on religious liberty, 
and the story of the "Charter Oak" illustrates again the sturdy nature of the 
Hartford colonists. From these pioneer settlements spread out a people whose 
God-fearing lives and heroic struggles with a savage foe, while conquering the 
forest wilderness, bore fruit in establishing a hardy nation and set an example for 
succeeding generations. 

When came the momentous question whether a free and liberal government 
"of the people, by the people, and for the people." was to perish from the earth, 
the sons of their 'illustrious sires were not found wanting in patriotism and devo- 
tion, but freely sacrificed comforts, property and life for tiie vindication of the 
principles inherited from the fathers. 

Here, too, were developed in highest degree the arts of peace. Religion, edu- 
cation, science, invention, labor along all the lines of mechanical and industrial 
progress, here made their beginnings, and, while their ramifications extended 
throughout the length and breadth of the land, the parent home and the parent 
stock held their preeminence, as they do to the present day. 

The work has had editorial supervision by an antiquarian and genealogist of 


high standing, Mr. William Richard Cutter, A.M., corresponding secretary and 
historian of the New England Historic-Genealogical Society, librarian emeritus 
of Woburn Public Library, author of 'The Oatter Family," "History of Arling- 
ton," etc., etc. Efficient aid has also been given by the following named gentle- 
men: Wilfred Harold Munro, L.H.D., professor of History, Brown University, 
president of Rhode Island Historical Society, cx-governor Society of Colonial 
Wars; Samuel Hart, D.D., D.C.L., dean of Berkeley Divinity School, president 
of Connecticut Historical Society ; Ezra Scholay Stearns, ex-Secretary of State, 
N. H., member American Antiquarian Society, New England Historic-Genea- 
logical Society, New Hampshire Slate Historical Society, corresponding member 
Minnesota State Historical Society; John Ellsworth Goodrich, D.D., Latin Pro- 
fessor Emeritus, University of Vermont, vice-president of \^crniont Historical 
Society; Albert Roscoe Stubbs, librarian of Maine Genealogical Society; and 
John Reynolds Totten, editor of "New York Genealogical and Biograj)hical 
Record," member of IMayflower Society, etc. 

H in any case a narrative is incomplete or faulty, the shortcoming is usually 
ascribable to the paucity of data obtainable, many families being without exact 
records in their family line; while, in some instances, representatives of a given 
family are at disagreement as to the names of some of their forbears, important 
dates, etc. 

It is confidently believed that the present work will prove a real addition to 
the mass of annals concerning the historic families of New England, and that, 
without it, much valuable information would be inaccessible to the general reader, 
or irretrie\abl> lost, owing to the passing away of custodians of family records 
and the con.'equent disappca-'ance of material in their possession. 

The Publisheks. 


The following critique was 
MATHER prepared and read by invita- 
tion of the president by Mr. 
William R. Cutter at the annual meeting of the 
Rum lord lIi.->torical AsJuciation in Woburn, 
Massachusetts. This is its first appearance in 

In character not always understood by his 
contemporaries or by posterity Cotton Mather 
probably accomplished more good than he is 
often accredited with. He was born February 
12, 1663; was graduated at Harvard College, 
1678; was ordained a colleague with his father, 
May 13, 1685 (aged twenty-two), and was a 
precocious scholar. 

The diary of Cotton Mather is a minute 
record of his religious and personal experi- 
ences.* The actual interest in original docu- 
ments is the documents themselves ; and this 
diary, as printed, is furnished with only a few 
illustrative notes. It is fortunate that in our 
communities there are societies with means and 
ability enough to print such valuable sources 
of contemporary history from which we learn 
what the people were thinking of and what 
they were doing in remote times. In spite of 
his egregious vanity and excessive egotism 
Cotton INIather was the most eminent and 
learned clergyman of his time in America, 
pastor of the largest church in Boston, in the 
habit of preaching to the largest congrega- 
tions wherever he went, having in his house 
the largest library or collection of books to 
be found on this side of tlie Atlantic, autlior 
of more books and tracts than there were 
days in the year, and vastly learned in ancient 
and foreign languages. Benjamin Franklin 
expressed his obligations to Mather's tract, 
"Ways To Do Good," as one of his greatest 
inspirations to usefulness. Mather had one 
quality common to the New England clergy- 
man of former days — and that, too. not a bad 
quality in itself — that of taking an interest in 
relatives, even to those of a remote degree. 
He died February 13, 1727-28. one day beyond 
his sixty-fifth birthday. His life was, there- 
fore, shorter by twenty years than that of his 
father, and shorter by about eight years than 
that of his grandfather. His father was presi- 
dent of Harvard College for sixteen years, 

•Mass. Hist. Soo. Co!!.. Ts vll. Dlarv ot Cotton 
Matlier. 1709-1724, Boston; published by" the Societv. 
1312. (Diary, vol. 2). 

and his grandfather was the third minister, 
in succession, of the town of Dorchester. His 
ancestors were both scholarly and influential. 
Flis defects were largely due to the over- 
abundant nature of his qualities. He was three 
times married, and had liiteen children by his 
first and second marriages. His last wife, 
like his second, w^as a widow at the time he 
married her. She was uncritical as to h-^ 
faults, even when entreated to explain them, 
but owing to an outljreak of insanity, which 
appears to have gradually come upon her, she 
became a source of great trouble in his family, 
and almost. drove him distracted himself. He 

My glorious Lord has inflicted a new and .sharp 
chastisement upon me. The consort, in whom I 
flattered myself with the view and hopes of an un- 
common enjoyment, has dismally confirmed it unto 
me, that our idols must prove our sorrows. Now 
and then, in some of the formei years, I observed 
and suffered grevious outbreakings of her proud 
passions; but I quickly overcame them with my 
victorious love, and in the methods of meekness 
and goodness * * * I do not know that I have 
to this day spoke one impatient or unbecoming 
word unto her, though my provocations have been 
unspeakable, and, it may be. few men in the world 
would have borne them as I have done. But this 
last year has been full of her prodigious paroxisms, 
which have made it a year of such distresses v.ith 
me as I have never seen in my life before. When 
the paro.xisms have gone off, she has treated me 
still with a fondness, that, it may be, few wives in 
the world have arrived unto. Sut in the returns of 
them (which of late still grow more and more fre- 
quent) she has insulted me with such outrages that 
I am at a loss which I should ascribe them to — 
whether a distraction (which may be somewhat 
hereditary), or to a possession whereof the symp- 
toms have been too direful to be mentioned. 

In the first place she took such an objection 
against his writings (evident^Iy of the diary 
variety) that he was obliged to lay them where 
he thought she could not find them. For fear 
of what might happen he wrote not one dis- 
respectful word of this "proud woman'' in all 
the papers. But, nevertheless, by rummaging 
she found them and hid them, and inform.ed 
him that he would never see them any more. 
He ofTered to blot out with the pen whatever 
she would not have there, but unavailingiy. 
She gave him to understand that she might 
return the papers of the four or five preceding 
years which she had got into her possession. 
Mather claimed that they were of more value 


to him than any temporal estate he could pre- 
tend unto. He began to believe that before 
another birthday (he was in his fifty-sixth 
year) his Hfe would be finished. His theme 
was upon the article of ""Good Devised," which 
stood for it three hundred and sixty-five times 
in a year. He concludes by saying that "while 
those who destroyed Jeremiah's roll got nothing 
by it, so this unhappy woman will get nothing 
by what she does unto mine." 

He was also in a continual anguish of ex- 
pectation that his wife, by exposing her mad- 
ness, would bring ruin on his ministry, and he 
was also troubled about what might occur v.dien 
her own reputation was made public. His 
family, too, were made unhappy by her furious 
and froward conduct. He even resorts to the 
use of the Latin and Greek languages to ex- 
press her imaccountable passions. They seemed 
little short of Satanical, and on one occasion, 
after unrepeatable invectives, he was compelled 
by her to rise at midnight and retire to his 
study ; while she, calling up two other persons, 
went over to a neighbor's house for a lodging. 
She told numberless lies, "which a tongue set 
on fire of hell would make no conscience of." 
He claimed that there was no other husband 
who treated his wife with greater ettorts to 
please her and make her comfortable at home 
and reputable abroad. She invented occasions 
for outrages, and then at lucid intervals would 
be filled with expressions of the most enamored 
fondness. The poor husband, at last, when 
rebuking her lying tongue, used terms which 
he had not been used to. She was the most 
heavy scourge that he had ever met withal. 
But, at last, came the occasion of her recovery. 
"In the evening of the day," says her husband, 
"my poor wife, returning to a right mind, 
came to me in my study, entreating that there 
might be an eternal oblivinn of everything that 
has been out of joint, and an eternal harmony 
ever afterwards." 

Out of Cotton Mather's fifteen children, a 
number of whom died yoi:ng, there was one 
son who v."as a very bad young man, who gave 
his father much anxiety — an example of the 
saying, "ministers' sons and deacons' daugh- 
ters." After a scandalous career he was re- 
ported lost at sea in the \\'e;t India Islands. 
His vessel had been out five months on a com- 
paratively short voyage and had not arrived. 
An untrue rumor was brought to his father 
that the son was yet living, but in a day or 
two it was found that the news applied to an- 
other ves=el. Surely the life of Cotton Mather 
was very human ! 

In Cotton jMather's writings we discover co- 
incidences between his times and ours. He men- 
tions cold weather in winter and hot weather 

in summer. He caught cold from going out 
damp winter evenings. On one occasion he 
was attacked by a painful malady \vhich I 
should diagnose as the tic-duuloureux. He 
wrote : 

I h.ive been 
a.'m> in mv h<. 

nr some time aftlicted with grievous 
ad * * * A neighboring nn'nister 
la^t niglit nskcil nic, whether the Dragon (that is 
tlie De\ii) liiif^ht nut be, by the wise permission of 
Heaven, taking some revenge upon me, for some 
notable misrhief. which my head ni.ay have lately 
done unto his kingdom. * * * All methods and 
medicines for my cure fail me. 1 liave used unguents, 
and plasters, and cataplasms, and epispastics. and 
smapisms, and cathartics, and what not, but all to 
no purpose.* My physicians are of no value. My 
pains this morning are more violent than they use 
to be. I lie down like a stag in a net, with a very 
despairing discouragement. However, I thought I 
would make one more experiment. (In his charac- 
teristic way. he commended his case to his Maker). 
Behold. I had no occasion for any further applica- 
tion. My pains immediately went off. And as yet 
(I write tlie day following) I have no return of 
tiiem.. After two or three days of unaccountable 
repose, I suffered some return of my pain * * * 
and I put on an epispastic, which suddenly and 
mightily relieved me. 

He was an admirer of the rainbow in the 
sky. and preached a sermon and wrote a book 
upon the subject. The fuel of the people was 
wood, and the wooden city of Boston was sub- 
ject to conflagrations in which many buildings 
were destroyed. His aged father was worried 
because his people wanted to swarm into a 
new church (people at that day, as well as 
this, were desirous of a change) and he did 
what he could to comfort him. For the re- 
straining of profaneiiess in a considerable num- 
ber of unruly children on the Lord's Day in 
his congregation, he found a person to look 
after them whom he accordingly employed and 
rewarded for that service. In 1713 he wrote: 

There are knots of ri''lous young men in the 
town. On purpose to insult piety, tl.ey will come 
under my window in the middle of the night, and 
sing profane and filthy songs. The last night they 
did so, and fell upon people with clubs, taken off 
my wood-pile. 

At about this time an epidemic of the measles 
in Boston caused the deaths of five members 
of his family, including his second wife. This 
occasioned him to give a list of the names of 
his children, and this mathematical calculation 
upon their number: "Of 15. dead 9, living 6." 

Some foolish and froward people in the flock fall 
out about their scats. I must use the methods of 
prudence and piety to manage such roots of bitter- 
ness. [We shall hear some more about this sub- 
ject of seating the meeting-house, later on.] 

•In present day terms, unpue 
ataplasms are_ poultices, epispa 
nd .sinapism:- are cataplasms wit: 
lent, 1. e., a mustard poultice. 

re ointme.i 
are bliste 
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This day [August 14. I7i6,l a singular thing be- 
fell me. * * * I was prevailed withal to do a 
thing, which I very rarely do; not once in years. 
I rode abroad with some gentlemen and gentle- 
women, to take the country air, and to divert our- 
•selves at a famous fish-pond. [Spy Pond, now in 
Arlington.] In the canoe on the pond my foot 
slipped, and I fell overboard into the pond. Had 
the vessel been a little further from the shore, I 
must have been drowned. But I soon recovered the 
shore, and going speedily into a warm bed, I re- 
ceived no sensible harm. 

His wife, too, had premonitions "all the 
former part of the day and all the day before" 
that this "little journey" would have mischief 
attending it. 

I have discovered in writing the "History 
of Arlington" that there was, at a very early 
period, a house very near the shore of this 
pond devoted to the public entertainment of 
such visitors as might come to it. The deep 
waters of this very dangerous lake liave prob- 
ably engulfed, from [Mather's day to this, more 
drowned persons than any similar body of 
water in this vicinity. 

I am very glad that I have had the oppor- 
tunity to examine closely the pages of these 
memorial records of the experiences of Cotton 
Mather. The process of examination has been 
a mental stimulus, as well as recalling to my 
mind certain religious beliefs which found 
rigirl f(jlIowers in the days of my childhood. 
Cotton Mather said on one occasion: 

I feel a %ery sensible rebuke front Heaven upon 
me. in shutting me out from the service of the 
flock. Oil the last Lord's day I was compelled into 
sitting still [liis father and he were joint pastors of 
the same church] out of a compliment to a person, 
who had been asked by my father to preach for 
him, and yet arrived not so soon, but that my father 
fearing his f.viling had got another to supply his 
room. The young man. to whom I thus, in civility, 
gave way. was also one, whom for the vanity of his 
character I did least of all desire to see in our 
pulpit. This Lord's day I am arrested with a cold, 
and a cough, and am withal so hoarse, that I am 
laid by from all public ministrations. 

Who is there who has not had differences, 
certainly in opinion if not otherwise, with 
'the body of his numerous family relations? 
' ]\Iather had certainly in his schemes of doing 
I good included them in the number of his bene- 
j ficiarie?. On one occasion he writes: 

I I am sorry that among my personal enemies, I 
i must n.iiv reckon some of my relatives. L'nac- 
countable creatures! But I have a little penetrated 
into their ine.xphcable character and conduct. I 
must watch over my spirit, and study to carrv it as 
„..ii „n,,-, ih-m, as if they were better alTected 

well ui 

On another occasion he said 

I observe a great number of people in the flock, 
whose cnipl-iyments are so circumstanced, that 

while their hands are employed, their minds are 
very much at leisure; and others, in whose business 
both hands and minds are so. I would in a sermon 
propose methods for these neighbors to redeem 
this time. 

People of this kind are not scarce now. 

Cotton ^Mather also had a practice of writ- 
ing out his sermons fully, in order that the 
copy might be used for publication, and he 
soinetimes wrote English sentences in the 
Greek character, in which manner their mean- 
ing was obscured to the ordinary reader. 

There is no more interesting part in the book 
than that describing Cotton blather's experi- 
ence during the terrible visitation of Boston 
by the smallpox in the year 1721, a time when 
vast numbers of the people were lying sick of 
that loathsome disease, and an equally large 
number died. The disease was apparently 
brought by a vessel of war which lay in the 
harbor, on board of which were two or three 
men sick with the pestilence. Mather's life 
was in extreme danger from the horrid venom 
of the sick chambers, which he made it his 
duty to enter on his pastoral visits. Mather 
called the attention of the physicians of Boston 
to the "new method" of inoculation for this 
dire disease, used by the African people and 
Asiatics in their own countries, which he had 
read about'in letters from Constantinople and 
Smyrna, as published by the Royal Society in 
London. As soon as his project was made 
public a storm of opposition arose on the part 
of the New Englanders. The chief moral 
reason 'tirought against inoculation was that 
it was a heathen practice, and it was unlawful 
to learn of the heathen, and, absurd as the 
argument seemed, its defenders could only 
point out in reply that all of the physicians of 
antiquity were heathen and that the colonists 
of New England had learned from the Indians 
a corrective to snake bites and the practice of 

]Mather also prepared a little treatise on the 
smallpox, first awakening the sentiments of 
piety which it calls for, and then exhibiting the 
best medicines and methods which the world 
had vet had for the managing of it; and, 
finally, adding the new discovery to prevent it 
in the way of inoculation. He instructed the 
physicians in this new method used by the 
Africans and Asiatics to abate the dangers and 
infallibly to save the lives of those that have 
the smallpox in the natural way. But a horrid 
clamor was raised against him and a strange 
possession froiu the evil one took possession 
of the people on this occasion ; they raved, they 
railed, they blasphemed, they talked not only 
like idiots but also like frantics. .and not only 
himself but the physician who began the ex- 

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periment were objects of their fury, their furi- 
ous obloquies and invectives. "This cursed 
clamor of a people, strangely and fiercely pos- 
sessed of the Devil," he said, "will probably 
prevent" the saving of the lives of Mather's 
two children from the smallpox in the "way 
of transplantation," another way of describing 
the operation or process of inoculation. After 
ten remarkable experiments in his own neigh- 
borhood it was decided that his son should 
undergo the operation of receiving the small- 
pox in the new way; privately, if possibly the 
child should die under it. So it was done, not 
so skillfully as he had wished but successfully. 
Thereupon, in the words of IMather: 

The town became a hell on earth, a ciiy full of 
lies, and murders, and blasphemies, as far as wishes 
and speeches can render it so; Satan seemed to 
take a strange possession of it, in the epidemic 
rage against that notable and powerful and success- 
ful way of saving the lives of people from the 
dangers of the small-pox. 

The situation grew still darker. "This miser- 
able town," said Mather, "is a dismal picture 
and emblem of Hell." He arraigns the church 
members as having a fearful share in the false 
reports and murderous wishes, and the "rage 
of .wickedness among us" was "beyond what 
was ever known from the beginning to this 
day." Mather acknowledged in his own hand 
that in his remarks on the folly and baseness 
of an absurd and wicked people that he used 
"too bitter terms." Such terms as miserable 
and detestable and abominable, as applied to 
the town, seemed to fall easily and naturally 
frohi his lips. 

He received a kinsman into his house who 
was under the inoculation of the smallpox, to 
whom he gave the use of his chamber. This 
poor man in the night, as it grew towards the 
morning, while lying in this room, narrowly 
escai)ed being killed by a murderous bomb 
which some malicious person threw through 
the window intending it for the unpopular 
Mather. The circumstances were these : 

Toward three o'clock, in the night, some unknown 
hands threw a fired (or lighted) granado (hand 
granade) into the chamber where my kinsman lay, 
and which uses to be my lodging-room. The weight 
of the iron ball alone, had it fallen upon his head, 
■would have be^n enough to have done part of the 
business designed. But the Granado was charged, 
the upper part with dried powder, the lower part 
with a mi.xture of oil of turpentine and powder, and 
what else I know not. in such a manner, that upon 
its going off, it must have split, and have probably 
killed the persons m the room, and certainly fired 
the chamber, and speedily laid the house in ashes 
* * *■ The grenaJo. m passing through the v. in- 
dow, had by the iron in the middle of the casement, 
such a turn given to it, that in falling on the floor, 
the fired wild-fire in the fuse was violently shaken 
out upon the floor, without firing the grenado. 

When the missile was taken up there was 
found a paper so tied with string about the 
fuse, that it might outlive the breakir.g of 
the shell, on which paper was written an 
opprobrious and insulting message. 

I have been requested by your president to 
examine the second volume of Cotton blather's 
diary, lately issued from the press, to discover 
further facts, if any, concerning the connec- 
tion of this celebrated man with Woburn. As 
there was no index to the first volume, a com- 
prehensive index in the second volume covers 
all the contents of the In the JVoburn 
Joiiniol for August 4, 191 1, I attempted some 
review of the first volutne under the heading of 
"Cotton Mather and Woburn." and described 
certain events in the history of the Woburn 
First Parish Church, whose early records of 
those days are now missing, and may be re- 
garded as altogether lost. The substance of 
what I found in Mather's record was a refer- 
ence to an evil spirit at Woburn fsomc refer- 
ence, perhaps, to the performance of a per- 
sonal devil, for our forefathers heartily be- 
Heved in such things) ; to an account of a ser- 
mon preached by Mather at Woburn in 1703, 
forestalling the settlement of a new minister 
there — a species of fast for that purpose — that 
a desirable minister might be had, and an 
account of an assault upon the action of ^^lather 
in reference to the conduct of a wicked man 
in the Woburn church — a man whom the 
church had censured for his impious conduct, 
and who had applied to Mather to help him 
out of trouble, and Mather had rendered a 
decision against him. Next Mather was a 
member of a council held at Woburn to settle 
the disturbances and differences among the 
brethren. In the second volume of the diary 
we find an account of two visits which ^^lather 
had made to this place to settle differences 
among the rather violently disposed Woburn 

Those who read blather's reflections on vari- 
ous subjects will be more appreciative of their 
real value if the person has had some experi- 
ence, however small, of the puritanical train- 
ing once accorded to persons residing in this 
section. Puritanism is a fact whose conditions 
can be traced to the early history of Greece 
and Rome. Its conditions are the converse of 
luxury and vicious living. It is found where 
a people live the simple, dutiful life of their 
ancestors, and mainly in the rural portions of 
the land, away from the enervating influences 
of the cities. The influences of New England 
Puritanism existed in modified form in Woburn 
until after 1840. 

In justice to Cotton Mather, it was his inten- 
tion to do good to all his fellow mortals irt 


whatevt-r state ami condition, and, in illustra- 
tion, note wliat he sa) s at the beginning of his 
fifty-first year, or at the opening of 1713: 

Not one day has passed without some contrivance 
to do good, invented and registered; besides multi- 
tudes of such not entered in these poor memorials. 
Not one day has passed without heing able to say 
at night, something of my small revenues dealt out 
unto pious uses. Xever any time spent with any 
company without some endeavor of a fruitful con- 
versation in it. 

Xo wonder such a man is said to have placed 
the sign over his study door: "'Be short"; he 
was so busy about many things. 

And now what did he say in liis second 
volutne of diary about \\'oburn, volume two, 
page 125. Msit, November 4, 171 1 ; 

God has blessed my applications unto Woburn, 
for the bruising of Satan, who had begun to raise 
grievous contentions. It was thought that it would 
be a ciuiliriiiin.; and fiinshing stroke on that good 
work, ii I w.juI.; .tjive a lecture unto that people. I 
assign a time ior it; purposing to preach as cliarm- 
ing filings as I can iint>i them, on Romans, 15-14, 
/ am pi-rsiudcj you iirc j'ldi of goodness. 

Wise Cotton Mather ! Three days after- 
wards, on Wednesday. November 7, 171 1, he 
writes : ''This day I accomplished my purpose 
for ^\'oburn, and had many smiles of Heaven 
on my journey. Some that were surprising 

A reference to Sewall's "History of ^^'o- 
burn," page 186, shows that the trouble had 
some reference to the "disorderly seating of 
many persons in the house of God." 

On a second visit, volume two. page 167, 
February 7, 1711-12, Wednesday: "T preached 
tlie lecture at \\"obin'n on Rom. 15, 14. Being 
Full of Goodness." An extension of the same 
subject and on tlie same text. When the char- 
acter of the controversy is understood the im- 
plied sarcasm of the text is refreshing, show- 
ing that Mather was not slow in turning a 
ridiculous situation into a lesson of enlighten- 

Examining the work of Sewall we find that 
at bottom the case was one arising from notions 
of family rank and station brought over from 
England, where distinctions of that kind had 
long been created and cherished, and to which 
our earliest ancestors here had attached an 
inordinate importance, and were jealous of 
any neglect of theiu by others. Tlius the senti- 
ments with regard to rank and condition in 
society held strongly, while otlier praiseworthy 
qualities had been neglected. The superiority 
of family was strong in many minds, and that 
when seating the meeting house was done, 
after repairs and enlargement had been made, 
a change was made in the method which be- 

came very unpopular, wiiich was explained by { 

the following petition from the town records: I 

Many inhabitants were much "aggrieved at j 

the disorderly seating of many persons in the | 

liouse of God, the ancient behind the backs of j 

the youth, which they apprehended not to be ! 

according to the law of God, which requireth ! 

the youth to rise up before the hoary head and I 

to honor the person of the old man." In this j 

case the seating had been done on this foolish \ 

principle. Namely, to prefer those first who ; 

had done the most by their contributions to ; 

the building of the original house, and, second, | 

those who had contributed the most towards i 

its recent repairs and enlargements, and, finally, : 

those who paid the largest taxes. Thus the 
front seats were awarded to the wealthy and 
liberal, though young, before the aged mem- 
bers of tlie church and community who were 
poor. Hence there resulted, and justly, much 
murmuring and discontent, and a row also 
resulted, which Cotton Mather's eloquence 
seems to have quelled. 

John Alden, inmiigrant ancestor, 
ALDEN was born in England in 1599. 

He joined the Pilgrims on the 
"Mayflower" at Southampton as the ship was 
on its way to America. When the ship stopped 
there for supplies he was hired as cooper. He 
had not been with them at Leyden and was 
probably not a member of the independent 
church, but soon joined. He cast his fortunes 
with the Pilgrims, after enduring the hard- 
ships of that first terrible winter at Plymouth 
when so many died. He was doubtless influ- 
enced in this decision by his love for Priscilla 
Mullens, the story of which, with some em- 
bellishments, is told in the "Courtship of Miles 
Standish." She was the daughter of William 
Mullens, who came on the "Mayflower" with 
his family. John and Priscilla were m.arried 
in the spring of 1621. When the common 
propert}' of the colony was divided in 1627, 
Alden went with Captain Standish, Elder 
Brev.'ster, John Howland, Francis Eaton and 
Peter Brown to Mattakeeset, the Indian name 
of that territory now included in Duxbury, 
^Marshfield, Pembroke, Hanson and Bridge- 
water, ^lassachusetts. For several years they 
were obliged to return to Plymouth during the 
winter season to combine all their forces against 
possible Indian attacks. The residence at 
Plymouth in the winter also gave them an 
opportunity to attend worship, and the records 
show a written agreement of Alden and others 
in 1632 to remove their families to Plymouth 
in the winter. In 1633 Alden was appointed 
assistant to the governor, an office which he 
held for nearly all of the remainder of his 


life, serving with Edward Winslow, Josiah 
Winslow, Bradford, Prince and Thomas 
Hinckley. From 1666 until his death he held 
the office of first assistant; was often called 
the deputy governor, and was many times 
acting governor in the absence of the governor. 
From 1640 to 1650 he was also deputy to the 
colonial council from Duxbury. Winslow's 
"History of Duxbury"' says of him : "Hold- 
ing offices of the highest trust, no important 
measure was proposed or any responsible 
agency ordered in which he had not a part. 
He was one of the council of war, many times 
an arbitrator, a surveyor of lands for the 
government as well as for individuals, and on 
several important occasions was authorized to 
act as agent or attorney for the colony. He 
was possessed of a sound judgment and of 
talents which, though not brilliant, were by no 
means ordinary. Writers who mention him 
bear ample testimony to his industry, integrity 
and exemplary piety, and he has been repre- 
sented as a worthy and useful man of great 
humility and eminent sanctity of life, decided, 
ardent, resolute and persevering, indifferent to 
danger, stern, austere and unyielding, and of 
incorruptible integrity. He was always a firm 
supporter of the church, and everything of an 
innovating nature received determined opposi- 
tion." From the Puritan point of view .-Mdcn 
was a model, if this descrif>tion of his virtues 
is truthful. He took his part in making the 
lives of the Quakers at Plymouth colony in- 
tolerable. On the Alden farm stands the house 
built by his son Jonathan, having been occu- 
pied by eight generations in direct line. It is 
the oldest house in New England, with three 
exceptions — the old fort at Medford. built in 
1634 ; the Fairbanks house at Dedham, built in 
1636, and the old stone house at Mil ford, Con- 
necticut, built in 1640. Here Alden spent his 
declining years. He died in Duxbury. Sep- 
tember I, 1686, aged eighty-seven years, the 
last of the famous band of Pilgrim Fathers, 
and the last of the "Alayflower" company. 

John Alden had eleven children, only eight 
of whom are known, namely : John, born about 
1622, at Plymouth: Joseph, ot whom further; 
Elizabeth, 1625: Jonathan, about 1627: Sarah, 
married Alexander Standish, son of Captain 
Miles Standish; Ruth, married John Bass, of 
Braintree, from whom the Presidents Adams 
descended ; INIary ; David, prominent man of 

(H) Joseph, son of John .Alden. was l>orn 
in Plymouth in 1624. died February 2, 1697. 
He inherited land at Bridgewater, where he 
settled, and aho at Middleborough, Massachu- 
setts. He was admitted a freeman in 1659. 
He married Mary, daughter of Moses Sim- 

mons Jr., who came in the "Fortune" in 1621 
and settle<l at Duxbury. Joseph .Mden's will 
was dated December 14, 1696, proved March 
10, 1697. Children: Isaac, married, Decem- 
ber 2, 1695, Mehitable Allen; Joseph, men- 
tioned below ; John, born about 1675 ; Eliza- 
beth, married, 1691, Benjamin Snow; Mary, 
married, 1700, Samuel Allen. 

(HIj Joseph (2), son of Joseph (i) Alden, 
was born in 1667, at Plymouth or Duxbury, 
died at Bridgewater. December 22, 1747. He 
settled in South P.ridgcwatcr, Massachusetts. 
He was deacon of the church and a prominent 
citizen. His will was dated November 12, 
1743. He married, in 1690, Hannah Dunham, 
of Plymouth, daughter of Daniel Dunham. 
She died January 13, 1748, aged seventy-eight 
years. Children, born at Bridgewater : Daniel, 
January 29. iri9i ; Joseph, .August 26, 1693, 
died December 9, 1695 : Eleazer, September 
27, 1694; Hannah, February, 1696; Mary, 
April 10, 1699; Joseph, September 5, 1700, 
died October 5, 1700; Jonathan, December 3, 
1703. died November 10, 1704; Sanniel. men- 
tioned below: Mehitabel, October iS, 1707; 
Seth, July 6. 17 10. 

(I\') Samuel, son of Joseph (2) Alden, 
was born at Bridgewater, Aug^ist 20. 1705, 
died in 1785. He resided at Titicut, Bridge- 
water. He married (first) 1728, .Abiah, daugh- 
ter of Captain Joseph Edson. Ke married 
(second) in 1752, a daughter of Josiah \\'ash- 
burn. Children, born at Bridgewater : Abiah, 
1729: Mehitable, 1732: Sarah, 1734; Samuel, 
mentioned below; Josiah, 1738; Simeon, 1740; 
Silas, died aged twenty-one; Mary; Hosea, 
killed by kick of a horse. 

(V) Samuel (2), son of Samuel (i) Alden, 
was born in Bridgewater in 1736, died in 1816. 
He was a carpenter and lived in Abington, 
Massachusetts. He was a very worthy man 
and was a member of the Baptist church in 
Randolph, now East Stoughton, Massachusetts. 
He married Hannah Williams, of Raynham, 
Massachusetts. Children : Daniel ; Silas, born 
1765; Joseph; Samuel; William, 1772; Hofea, 
died young; Hannah; Seth. mentioned below; 

(VP) Deacon Seth Alden. son of Samuel 
(2) .Alden, was born November 3, 1777, died 
June 3, 1838. He was a deacon of the Bap- 
tist church. He was a carpenter of East 
Stoughton, Massachusetts. He married (first) 
January 11, 1802, Harm.ony, born in 1781, died 
May 24, 1823, daughter of Perez South worth. 
He married (second) Betsey, born October 
3. i-'Xi. died January 28, 1842. daughter of 
Nathaniel Littlefield. Children by first wife: 
Lysander, born .August 12. 1S04. died .Vovem- 
ber 28, 1808; Eunice, November 27, 1S06; 

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Azel. March i, 1809: twins, February 22, 181 1, 
died same day: I.ysander, January 21, 1812; 
Samuel, Sei)tember 12, 1S14, Adoniram Jud- 
'son, May 30, 1817, burned to death, Novem- 
ber' 22, 1819: Adoniram Judson. November 
25, 1819; Southworth (q. v.) and Seth, twins, 
May 13, 1823. Children by second wife: Ann 
Am'eHa, born August 3, 1826; Nathaniel Little- 
field, June 13. 1828; Isaac, born December 10, 
1830; James, SeptL-mber 7. 1835. 

(The Brown I,lneV 

(I) Chad Brown, immigrant ancestor, came 
from England in the ship "^^lartin." which 
arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, July. 1638. 
He brought with him his wife Elizabeth, son 
Tohn, then eight years old, and perhaps younger 
ones. A fellow passenger died on the voyage 
and Chad Brown witnessed the will soon after 
his arrival. He did not long remain in Massa- 
chusetts, probably because of his religious 
views, but soon removed to Providence, where 
he became at once a leader and one of the most 
valued citizens of that colony. That same 
year (1638) he and twelve others signed a 
compact relative to the government of the 
town. In the capacity of surveyor he was 
soon after appointed on a committee to com- 
pile a list of the home lots of the first settlers 
of the "Towne Streete" and the meadows 
allotted to them. His own home lot fronted 
on the "towne streete," now South Main and 
Market Square, with the southern boundary 
to the southward of College and South Main 
streets. The college grounds of Brown Uni- 
versity now comprise a large portion of this 
lot. In 1640 he served on a committee with 
three others in regard to the disputed boundary 
between Providence and Pawtuxet. That same 
year he, with Robert Cole. William Harris and 
John Warner, was the committee of Provi- 
dence colony to report their first written form 
of government, which was adopted and con- 
tinued in force until 1644. in which year Roger 
Williams returned from England with the first 
charter. Chad Brown was the fir^t of the 
thirty-nine signers of this agreement. In 1642 
he was ordained as the first settled pastor of 
the Baptist church. In 1643 he was on a com- 
mittee to make peace between the Warwick 
settlers and Massachusetts Bay. but their 
efforts were unavailing. He died September 
2. 1650, on which date the name of his widow 
occurs in a tax list. Children: John, men- 
* tioned below ; James and Jeremiah, both of 
whom removed" to Newport. Rhode Island ; 
Tudah. or Chad, died ^Lay 10. 1663, unmar- 
rie'l : Daniel. 

(IT) John Brown, son of Chad Brown, was 
born T630. and died about 1706. He married 

Marv, daughter of Rev. Obadiah and Cath- 
arine Holmes, of Newport, Rhode Island. He 
lived in Providence, at the north end. in a 
house afterwards occupied by his son James. 
He served the town in various official capacities 
juryman, commissioner on union of towns in 
1654, surveyor of highways, 1659; was free- 
man in 1655 ; moderator, member of the town 
council, deputy in legislature, assistant. He 
took the oath of allegiance. May 31. 1666. In 
1672 he sold the home lot of his father to his 
brother James, of Newport, who resold the 
same day to Daniel Abbott. Nearly one hun- 
dred years later a part of it was repurchased 
by his great-grandsons, John and Moses 
Thrown, and by them presented to the College 
of Rhode Island at the time of its removal 
from Warren to Providence, The cornerstone 
of University Hall, for many years the only 
building, was laid by John Brown, _May 31, 
1770. Children: Sarah., married, November 
14, 1678, John Pray; John, born March iS, 
1662; James, born in 1666; Obadiah (q. v.j ; 
■Martha: Mary, and Deborah. 

The lineage of a very large part 
PL'TNAM of the Putnams of New Eng- 
land is traced to John Putnam, 
the immigrant, the ancestor of several promi- 
nent citizens of the early days of !\Iassachu- 
setts. The name comes from Puttenham, a 
place in England, and this, perhaps, from the 
Flemish word putte, "a well," plural putten, 
and ham, signifying a "home," and the whole 
indicating a settlement by a well. The name 
has also been connected with the family name 
of Put. which is still in existence in certain 
villages in Friesland, and which may very 
possibly have been borne by some of the Fries- 
land followers of Hengist and Horsa. Some 
four or five years after the settlement of Salem. 
Massachusetts, it became necessary to extend 
the area of the town in order to accommodate 
a large number of immigrants who were de- 
sirous of locating within its jurisdiction, and 
as a consequence farming communities were 
established at various points, some of them 
being considerable distance from the center of 
population. Several families newly arrived 
from England founded a settlement which 
they called Salem Village, and the place was 
known as such for more than a hundred years. 
It is now called Danvers. Among the original 
settlers of Salem Village was John Putnam. 
He v.-as the American progenitor of the Put- 
nams in New England, and among his de- 
scendants were the distinguished revolutionary 
generals, Israel and Rufus Putnam. Much 
valuable information relative to the early his- 
torv of the familv is to be found in the "Essex 

■•I rn n:". \' 


Institute Collection." In common with most 
of the inhabitants they snllered from the witch- 
craft delusion, but were not seriously afTected. 

(I) The lirst ancestor of whom definite 
knowledge is obtainable is Roger, a tenant of 
Puttenham in ioS6. 

(II) The second generation is represented 
by Galo, of the same locality. 

(III) Richard, born 1 154, died 1 189, pre- 
sented the living of the church of Puttenham 
to the prior and canons of Ashby. 

(IV) Simon de Puttenham was a knight of 
Herts in 1199. 

(V) Ralph de Puttenham, a jnurneyman in 
1 199, held a knight's fee in Puttenham of the 
honor of Leicester in 121012. 

(VI) William de Puttenham is the next in 

(VII) John de Puttenham was lord of the 
manor of Puttenham in 1291. and was a son 
of William. Ilis wife, '"Lady of Puttenham." 
held half a knight's fee in Puttenham of the 
honor of \\'allingford in 1303." 

(\TII) Sir Roger de Puttenham, son of 
John de Puttenham and Lady of Puttenham. 
was born prior to 1272, and with his w^ife 
Alina had a grant of lands in Penne in 1315. 
Pie was sheriff of Herts in 1322, in which year 
he supported Edward II. against the ^.lorti- 
mers. His wife, perhaps identical with Helen, 
is called a daughter of John Spigornel, and 
was married (second) to Thomas de la Hay. 
king's commissioner, knight of the shire, in 
1337, who held Puttenham with reversion to 
the heirs of Roger Puttenham and land in 
Penne in right of his wife. 

(IX) Sir Roger de Puttenham was par- 
doned by the king in 133S, probably on account 
of some political offense. The next year he 
was a follower of Sir John de Molyns, and 
was knight of the shire from 1355 to 1374. 
He had a grant of remainder, after the death 
of Christian Bordolfe, of the manor of Long 
Marston in 1370-71. He had a second w^ife, 
Marjorie, in 1370. 

(X) Robert, son of Sir Roger de Putten- 
ham, in 1346 held part of a knight's fee in 
Marston, which the Lady of Puttenliam held. 
He was living in 1356- 

(XI) William, son of Robert de Puttenham, 
of Puttenham and Penne, was commissioner 
of the peace for Herts in 1377, and was called 
"of Berk Hampstcad." He was sergeant-at- 
arrRS in 1376. He married Margaret, daughter 
of John de Warbleton, who died in 1375, when 
his estates of Warbleton, Sherfiehl, etc., passed 
to the Putnams. They had children: Henry, 
Robert an.' William. 

(XII) Henry Puttenham, son of \\'illiam 
and Margaret (Warbleton) de Puttenham, was 

nearly sixty years of age in 1468, and died 
July 6, 1473. He married Elizabeth, widow 
of Jeffrey Goodluck, who died in i486, and 
was probably liis second wife. 

(XIII) William, eldest son of Henry Putten- 
ham, was in possession of Puttenham, Penne, 
Sherfield and other estates. He was buried in 
London and his will was proved July 23, 1492. 
He married Anne, daughter of John Hamp- 
den, of Hampden, who was living in i486. 
They had soi'.s : Sir George, Thomas and 

(XIV) Nicholas Putnam, third son of Wil- 
liam and Anne (Ilamiiden) Puttenham, of 
Penne, in 1534 bore the same arms as his elder 
brother. Sir George. He had sons : John and 

( X\' ) Henry, youngest son of Nicholas Put- 
nam, was named in the will of his brother 
John in 1526. 

(X\T ) Richard, son of Henry Putnam, was 
of Eddelsboro in 1524. and owned land in 
Slapton. His will was proved February 26, 
1557, and he left a widow Joan. He had sons : 
Harry and John. 

(X\'II) John, second son of Richard and 
Joan Putnam, was of Wingrave and Slapton; 
was buried October 2, 1573, and his will was 
proved November 14 following. His wife Mar- 
garet was buried January 27, 1568. They had 
sons : Nicholas, Richard, Thomas and John. 

(XVIII) Nicholas, eldest .son of John and 
■\Iargaret Putnam, was of Wingrave and Stuke- 
ley ; died before September 27, 159S, on which 
date his will was proved. His wife Margaret 
was a daughter of John Goodspeed. She mar- 
ried (second) in 1614, William Huxley, and 
died January 8, 1619. Children of Nicholas 
and Margaret Putnam : John, Anne, Eliza- 
beth. Thomas and Richard. 

(I) John. el'.Iest son of Nicholas and Mar- 
garet (Goodspeed) Putnam, was of the nine- 
teenth generation in the English line and first 
of the American line. He was born about 
1580 and died suddenly in Salem Village, now 
Danvers, Massachusetts, December 30. 1662, 
aged about eighty-two years. It is known that 
he was a resident of Aston Abbotts, England, 
as late as 1627, as the date of the baptism of 
the youngest son shows, but just when he came 
to New England is not known. Family tradi- 
tion is responsible for the date 1634, and the 
tradition is known to have been in the family 
over one hundred and fifty years. In 164 1, 
new style, John Putnam was granted land in 
Salem. He was a farmer and exceedingly well 
oft for those times. He wrote a fair hand, 
as deeds on file show. In these deeds he styled 
himself "Yeoman"; once in 1655, "husband- 
man." His land amounted to two hundred and 

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np:\v exglaxd 

fifty acres, and was situated between Daven- 
port's hill and Totter's hill. John Putnam was 
admitted to the church in 1647, six years later 
than his wife, and was also a freeman the same 
year. The town of Salem in 1644 voted that 
a patrol of two men be appointed each Lord's 
Day to walk forth during worship and take 
notice of such who did not attend service and 
who were idle, etc., and to present such cases 
to the magistrate; all of those appointed were 
men of standing in the community. For the 
ninth day John Putnam and John Hathorne 
were appointed. The follov> ing account of the 
death of John Putnam was written in 1733 
by his grandson Edward; "He ate his supper, 
went to prayer with his family and died before 
he went to sleep." He married, in England, 
Priscilla (perhaps Gould), who was admitted 
to the church in Salem in 1641. Their chil- 
dren, baptized at Aston .\bbotts, were : Eliza- 
beth; Thomas, grandfather of General Israel 
Putnam, of the revolutionary war; John, Na- 
thaniel, mentioned below ; Sara ; Phoebe ; John. 
( n) Nathaniel, third son of John and Pris- 
cilla Putnam, was baptized at Aston Abbotts, 
Uctober 11, 1619, and died at Salem Village, 
Inly 23, 1700. He was a man of considerable 
landed property ; his wife brought him seventy- 
tivc acres additional, and on this tract he built 
lii> house and established himself. Part of his 
projierlv has remained uninterruptedly in the 
l.miily.' It is now better known as the "old 
ItidgJ Putnam place." He was constable in 
"i(._V'>. and afterwards deputy to the general 
CDurt. 1600-91, selectman, and always at the 
i:o".t f.n all local questions, whether pertaining 
t.) politics, religious aflairs, or other town 
ir.a'.'.i-rs. "He had great business activity and 
•di.lity and was a person of extraordinary 
j«.\\crs of miii.l, of great energy and skill in 
t!ic management of affairs, and of singular 
^.'ij^acity, acumen and quickness of perception. 
He left a large estate." Nathaniel Putnam 
was one of the principles in the great lawsuit 
cfincerning the ownership of the Bishop farm. 
His action in this matter was merely to pre- 
vent the attcmjit of Zerubabel Endicott to push 
the bounds of the Bishop grant over his land. 
The case was a long and complicated affair, 
and was at last settled to the satisfaction of 
.Mien and Putnam in 16S3. December 10, 16S8, 
Lieutenant Nathaniel Putnam was one of the 
f'lur messengers sent to Rev. Samuel Parris to 
• obtain his reply to the call of the parish. Parris afterwards installed as the minister of the 
parish, and four years later completely de- 
ceived Mr. Putnam in regard to the witch- 
craft delusion. That he honestly believed in 
^wtchcraft and in the statements of the aftlicted 
Rii Is there seems to be no doubt ; that he was 

not inclined to be severe is evident, and his 
goodness of character shows forth in marked 
contrast with the almost bitter feelings shown 
by many of those concerned. That he should 
have believed in the delusion is not strange, 
for belief in witchcraft was then all but uni- 
versal. The physicians and ministers called 
upon to examine the girls, wdio pretended to 
be bewitched, agreed that such was the case. 
There can be no doubt that the expressed 
opinion of a man like Nathaniel Putnam must 
have influenced scores of his neighbors. His 
eldest brother had been dead seven years, and 
he had succeeded to the position as head of 
the great Putnam family with its connections. 
He was known as "Landlord Putnam." a term 
given for many years to the oldest living mem- 
ber of the family. He saw the family of his 
brother, Thomas Putnam, afflicted, and being 
an upright and honest man himself believed 
in the disordered imaginings of his grandniece 
Ann. These are powerful reasons to account 
for his belief and actions. The following ex- 
tract from Upham brings out the better side 
of his character: "Entire confidence was felt 
by all in his judgment and deservedly. But he 
was a strong religionist, a lifelong m.ember of 
the church, and extremely strenuous and zeal- 
ous in his ecclesiastical relations. He was 
getting to be an old man, and Mr. Parris 
had succeeded in obtaining, for the time, pos- 
session of his feelings, sympathy and zeal m 
the management of the church, and secured his 
full cooperation in the witchcraft prosecutions. 
Pie had been led by Parris to take the very 
front in the proceedings. But even Nathaniel 
Putnam could not stand by in silence and see 
Rebecca Nurse sacrified." A curious paper 
written by him is among those which have 
been preserved: "Nathaniel Putnam, senior, 
being desired by Francis Nurse, senior, to give 
information of what I could say concerning 
his wife's life and conversation. I, the above- 
said, have known this said aforesaid woman 
forty years and what I have observed of her, 
hum'aii frailties excepted, her life and conver- 
sation have been to her profession, and she 
hath brought up a great family of children and 
educated them well, so that there is in some 
of them apparent savor of godliness. I have 
known her differ with her neighbors, but I 
never knew or heard of any that did accuse 
her of what she is now charged wi-th." In 
1694 Nathaniel and John Putnam testified to 
having lived in the village since 164 1. He 
married, in Salem. Elizabeth, daughter of 
Richard and Alice (Bos worth) Hutchinson, of 
Salem Village. She was born August 20. and 
baptized at .\rnoId, England, .August 30. 1620, 
and died Tune 24, 16SS. In 1648 both Na- 

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tlianiel and his wife Elizabeth were admitlcd 
to tlie church in Salem. Their children, all 
born in Salem, were: Samuel, Nathaniel, John, 
Joseph, Elizabeth, Benjamin and Mary. 

(Ill) Captain Benjamin Putnam, youngest 
son of Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Hutchinson) 
Putnam, was born December 24. 1664, at Salem 
\'illage, and died at the same place about 17 15. 
lie was a prominent man in Salem and held 
many town offices, being titliingman of the 
village in 1695-96; constable and collector in 
I/CX); selectman in 1707-13, and was often on 
the grand and petit juries. He was chosen to 
perambulate the botmds between the towns of 
Salem and Topsfield, which was his last ap- 
pearance on the records, in 1712. He held the 
position of lieutenant and captain ; served in 
the Indian war and received the titles in 1706- 
II. It appears that he was imprisoned at one 
time, but for what cause does not appear. 
Among the signatures to the certificate of char- 
acter of Rebecca Nurse appear the names of 
Benjamin and his wife Sarah. Rev. Joseph 
Green, in his diary, mentions calling on "Land- 
lord Putnam," and that he was very sick and 
out of his head. December 30, 1709, he v.-as 
chosen deacon of the church of the village. 
His will, dated October 28, 1706, was proved 
April 25, 1715. He gives to his son (minister 
at Reading) "one hundred and fifty pounds 
for his learning." "Overseers, Uncle John 
Putnam and Captain Jonathan Putnam." All 
his children but Josiah are mentioned. He 
was married. .August 25, 1686, to Elizabeth, 
daughter of Thomas Putnam (according to 
Colonel Perky Putnam), but on the Salem 
records the births are recorded as by wife 
Hannah. His first wife died December 21, 
1705, and he married (second) July i, 1706, 
Sarah Holton. His children were: Josiah; 
Nathaniel; Tarrant: Elizabeth: Benjamin: 
Stephen ; Daniel, mentioned below ; Israel ; 

(IV) Rev. Daniel Putnam, sixth son of 
Benjamin and Hannah (or Elizabeth) (Put- 
nam) Putnam, was born November 12, 1696, 
in Salem Village, and died June 20, 1759, at 
Reading. Massachusetts. His father left him 
in his will "one hundred and fifty pounds for 
his learning." In 1718 the north precinct of 
Reading voted to give him twenty acres of 
land if he would be their minister, also "to 
build Mr. Putnam an house 28 feet long. 19 
feet wide and 15 feet stud, a lenter on the back 
side 10 feet stud, three chimneys from the 
ground, and chamber chimney, and convenient 
parlor and convenient well, in lieu of the 100 
pounds, if Mr. Putnam finds nails and glass 
for the house." He was not ordained until 
1720, at which time the church had thirty-nine 

members. He was their minister thirty-nine 
years, and adtled one hundred and ninety-four 
persons to the church, bapti.-ed four hundred 
and ninety-one, and married one hundred and 
eleven couples. He married, February 25, 17 18, 
Rebecca Putnam, born August 16, 1691. Their 
children were: Rebecca; Daniel, mentioned 
below: Aaron, died young: Sarah; Hannah; 
Elizabeth: Mary; Joshua; Aaron; Bethia; 

(V) Deacon Daniel (2) Putnam, eldest son 
of Rev. Daniel (i) and Rebecca (Putnam) 
Putnam, was born November 8, 172 1, in Read- 
ing, died November 5, 1774, in the same town. 
He was elected deacon of the church in North 
Reading in 1754; was selectman of Reading in 
1763-6S-71, and in 1773 represented his town 
in the general court. June 4, 1774, Hannah 
Putnain, spinster, was ajipointed administratrix 
on his estate. He married Hannah, daughier 
of Henry and Hannah (Martin) Ingalls, of 
North Andover, Massachusetts, who was born 
September 12, 1723, and died jSIay li, 1761, 
in Reading. Their children were: Henry, 
mentioned below; Daniel; Joshua; Rebecca; 
Aaron; Sarah. 

(VI) Plenry, eldest son of Deacon Daniel 
(2) and Hannah (Ingalls) Putnam, was born 
May 7, 1755, at North Reading, and died No- 
vember 27, 1806, at the same place. He was 
a man of influence in the community, and was 
chosen deacon of the church in 177S. He 
responded to the alarm of April 19. 1775. and 
served nine days in Captain John Flint's com- 
pany. He married (first) November 9. 1775, 
Mary Hawkes, of Lynnfield, Massactiusetts, 
who" died January 21. 1794, (second) Lucy, 
daughter of Peter and Ann (Adams) Tufts, 
of Charlestown, who married (second) in June, 
1811, Jacob Osgood. She cared for James 
Otis, the patriot, for many years, and he was 
killed by lightning in her house. 

(VII) Henry (2), son of Henry ( i ) and 
Mary (Hawkes) Putnam, was born June 28, 
1778, died in January, 1827, in Brunswick, 
Maine. He was graduated from Harvard Col- 
lege in 1802: served in many town offices in 
Brunswick, and in 1808 was named as chair- 
man of a committee to petition the president 
to withdraw the embargo act. He was repre- 
sentative from Brunswick in 1813. He married, 
September 13, 1807, Catherine Hunt, daughter 
of Joseph Pease Palmer, of Roxbury. Massa- 
chusetts, who was born in 1783, and died De- 
cember 12, 1889. She taught school in Bruns- 
wick from 1807 to 1825, when she removed 
to New York. Children: Henry, born 1808, 
died 1815: Catherine, 1810, died 1827: George 
Palmer, mentioned below; Elizabeth. 1816, 
died 1875; Anne, 1819, died 1869. 

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(VIII) George Palmer, son of Henry (2) 
and Catherine Hunt (Palmer) Putnam, was 
born February 7, 1814, in Brunswick, }^Iaine, 
and died December 20. 1S72, in New \ork. 
He received his early training with his sisters 
in his mother's school, a well-known and popu- 
lar institution of Brunswick. He enjoyed the 
sports of the times and region, skating on the 
Androscoggin river in winter and boating up 
pncl down the same in summer. When he was 
eleven years of age he was offered an appren- 
ticeship in Boston to the mercantile business 
bv the husband of his mother's sister, John 
(iulliver. The latter's son, John Putnam Gul- 
liver, was of the same age as young Putnam, 
and they became companions in the business 
training and work of the store. This establish- 
ment was devoted chiefly to carpets, and its 
owner v,-as a man of strict puritanical views. 
The bovs slept together in the rear of the store 
and were chiefly occupied in keeping the place 
in order. There were few holidays and the 
bu'^iness day was a long one. The Sabbath 
was observed with a full New England strict- 
ness, including morning and evening prayers 
at home, Sunday school and two long church 
services.' No reading was permitted on the 
Sabbath except works of a devotional char- 
acter, and there were very few books then 
available to the }Oung men. Young Putnam 
had a strong taste for reading and in later 
vcars he often referred to the "literary starva- 
Boston, and also 

gaged himself to do errands, sweep, etc., for \ 
which he was to receive a wage of twcnly-fuc ' 
dollars per year and board in the family of his 
employer, George W. Bleecker, who lived over 
his store. For a short time he was engaged as 
a canvasser in the interest of a quarto-monthly 
published by Mr. Bleecker, which took him on 
a cruise up the Hudson river. He was subse- 
quently employed as first clerk in the Park j 
Place House, an emporium of literature and ; 
art. and still later was general clerk and mes- i 
senger for Jonathan Leavitt, in a two-story | 
buiiding at " the corner of John street and j 
Broadway, Mr. Leavitt being the leading pub- j 
lisher of theological and religious books. 1 

About this time Daniel Appleton, founder 1 
of the great house of D. Ai)pleton & Cumpany, [ 
became connected with Mr. Leavitt. In tliat j 
era an edition of one thousand copies of a new | 
book was the average, and those of five hun- i 
dred copies were as usual as any exceeding j 
two thousand. After l^.Ir. Appleton had estab- \ 
lished his own business he and Mr. Leavitt ; 
published jointly an edition of one thousand : 
copies, including' some four hundred pages, pre- j 
pared by young Putnam, entitled "Chronology, j 
an Introduction and Index to Universal His- j 
tory." It had been prepared originally tor his j 
own benefit as a reference. It was his custom | 
in these times to repair to the Mercantile I 
Librarv, then recently opened, after the closing 1 
of the' store where he was employed, which j 
usuallv after nine o'clock. He read almost 

"tion" which he suffered in Boston, and also was usuaiy aner nne u .>u... ... ^^ "^r 

referred to the compunctions of conscience he exclusively works ot histoiy Iti th«-^ «? ° 
experienced when surreptitiously reading a Mr. Leavitt he vvas advanced to tuodo.las 

^penenceti wnen surrept 
v..Uime of Miss Edgeworth's tales. This be- 
lonu'i-d lo the forbidden class of fiction and its 
tc;idiii}j was looked upon as a frivolity. 

lie remained with his uncle in Boston about 
fuur years, and decided in 1829 to trv his 
chances of securing a livelihood in New York. 
H.Tc Ik- verv soon became engaged in literary 
work, and 'during the first years after his 

per week, and after a few months to tour 
dollars. With this large income he felt able 
to rent a seat in the church. In 1833 he entered 
the emplov of Wiley & Long, publishers and 
booksellers. In 1840 he became a partner, and 
the firm was styled Wiley & Putnam._ Mr. 
Wilev being about one year the senior ot Mr. 
Putn'am. At that time the Appletons and I. & 

arrival, when he was fifteen years old. he began J. Harper were the leading Publisher m New 
a historical manual which was completed in York, and the principal retail ^°°^^'^'-''';.2Zr 
three vears' time. In i8r, he completed and Stanford & Swords. _A very large portion ot 

<33 he completed 
[uiblisiied through West & Trow a weekly 
chronicle entitled the PiibHshcrs' Advertiser. 
He undertook to review the current publica- 
tions which in that year included the first 
volume of Bancroft's "United States." Ab- 
bott's "Young Christian," :\Irs. Sigourney's 
"Sketches," and Cooper's "Letters to My 
Countrymen." His first introduction to the 
Ixxik trade was made very shortly after his 
arrival. He speaks of his first studies _ as 
conning paragraphs in the papers Tjeginning 
"Boy Wanted." His second apphcation was 
made at a little book and stationery store on 
Broadway, near Maiden Lane, where he en- 

the books then sold in New York were im- 
ported from England. In the firm of W iley 6: 
Putnam the publishing division was in charge 
of the junior partner, while the senior gave his 
attention chiefly to the selling. Mr. Putnam 
held to the view that irrespective of nationality 
or political boundaries contemporary authors 
should receive the returns secured from _ the 
publication of their works, and he became inti- 
matelv associated with Bryant, Matthews, Hal- 
leck, Cooper & Fay. In 1840 he made his hrst 
business journev to England, in the effort to 
establish a clos'er relation between the book 
trades of the Iwo countries. In 1841 he ma<le 

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a second journey to London and established a 
branch house in tliat city in Paternoster Row, 
the old-time center of the London book trade. 
The business of this agency was tlie sale of 
American books and the purchase of English 
publications for sale in the L'nited States. 
Thus began the great publishing house now- 
having a world-wide reputation and known as 
G. P. Putnam's Sons, and which still maintain 
a London publication ofiice. The firm of G. P. 
Putnam was established in 184S and in 1853 
began the publication of Putnam's Monthly. 

In 1S62 Mr. Putnam was appointed by Presi- 
dent Lincoln collector of internal revenue of 
New York and ihi.^ position he acceptably filled 
for three years. His activities in connection 
with the spread of literature and art were 
numerous, and he was one of tlie founders, 
and at the time of his death honorary superin- 
tendent, of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
In 1872 he was chairman of the .American 
committee on art at the \''ienna Exposition. 
His literary work was early recognized by 
Bowdoin College, which conferred upon him 
in 1853 the honorary degree of Master of 
Arts. The career of ^Ir. Putnam furnishes an 
excellent example of the fact that a liberal 
education is not indispensable in the develop- 
ment of one's best powers, if he be an earnest 
and painstaking student. He was accustomed 
to refer humorously to the granting of this 
degree as a reward for his service in spread- 
ing the alarm on one occasion when a fire broke 
out in the college buildings at Brunswick while 
he was a small boy. 

Mr. Putnam organized in 1837 the earliest 
of the American copyright leagues or associa- 
tions, and he v.-as from that date until the year 
of his death, 1S72. the secretary and the work- 
ing man in the series of leagues and associa- 
tions which had for their purpose the bringing 
of the United States into copyright relations 
with Europe and securing for authors on both 
sides of the Atlantic, irrespective of political 
boundaries, the returns due to them for their 

He married, in May, 1841, in New York, 
Victorine, born 1824, daughter of Joseph 
Haven, and his second wife. Mary Parsons 
Tuttle. Joseph Haven was a son of Samuel 
Haven, a merchant of Boston, and was engaged 
in the china trade of that city. He became 
broken in health and died there while his 
daughter Victorine was an infant. The chil- 
dren of George Palmer and Victorine (Haven) 
Putnam were : Mary Corinna, born 1S42, mar- 
ried, 1873, Abram Jarobi, M. D. ; George 
Haven, mentioned below ; Edith G.. born 1846; 
John B., born 184S; Amy V., born 1850; 

Irving, born 1852; Bayard, born 1854; King- 
m;in, liorn 1850; Ruth, born i860; Herbert, 
mentioned below; Sidney, born 1869. Several 
of the children were possessed of literary taste 
and have contributed more or less to American 

Among the principal works issued by the 
father were: ".American Facts," London and 
New York, 1846; '-The World's I'rogress," a 
manual of historical reference. New York and 
London, 1832- 1 871 ; "Tabular \'iews of Uni- 
versal History." This constitutes the second 
division of "The World's Progress," and has 
been issued in successive editions from 1832 to 
1908. The last edition is rewritten and brought 
down to date. The elder son is the author of: 
"The Question of Copyright," New York and 
London, 1892; "Authors and Their Public in 
Ancient Times," New York and London, 1898; 
"The Artificial Mother," New York and Lon- 
don. 1884; "Books and their Makers in the 
Middle Ages," New Y'ork and London, 1900; 
"The Censorship of the Church, a Study of 
the Prohibitory and Expurgatory Indexes," 
\\'ith reference to their influence on the pro- 
duction and distribution of books, two volumes. 
New York and London, 1906-07 ; "Authors and 
Publishers," a manual of suggestions for be- 
ginners in literature (written in cooperation 
with J. B. p.), 1899, New York and London; 
"Abraham Lincoln; the People's Leader in the 
Struggle for National Existence," 1910. John 
Bishop Putnam, the second son, co-author of 
"Authors and Publishers." is also the author 
of "A Norwegian Ramble." He is the founder 
and president of the Knickerbocker Press. 
Ruth Putnam is the author of "William the 
Silent," two volumes, 1900, New York. Am- 
sterdam and London ; "Medieval Princess," 
1905, New York and London ; "Charles the 
Bold of Burgundy," 1908. New York and Lon- 
don. Alary Putnam Jacobi, M. D.. who died 
in 1905, had had a distinguished career as a 
physician. She was the first woman to secure 
admission to, and a degree from, the School of 
Medicine in Paris. She was the author of a 
number of medical treatises, and was a con- 
stant contributor to the scientific journals. 

(IN) George Haven Putnam. Litt. D., eld- 
est son of George P. and \'ictorine (Haven) 
Putnam, was born April 2. 1844, in London, 
and was educated at Columbia University, New 
York, at Gottingen and Paris. He enlisted in 
1862 in the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth 
Regiment New York \'olunteers and was 
promoted successively to sergeant, lieutenant, 
quartermaster, adjutant, and was on retiring 
commissioned major. He served in the Army 
of the Gulf, and later under Sheridan, in Vir- 

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I'iiiin. and participated in the engagements of 
llic Red River campaign, and of Sheridan's 
campaign in tlie Shenandoah \'alley. In 1S65 
he was appointed deputy collector of internal 
revenue and served until 1866. In 1866 he 
was admitted a partner in his father's pub- 
lishing house, which is now incorporated under 
the style of G. P. Putnam's Sons and of which 
he is head. The establishment occupies cpiar- 
ters extending from Twenty-third to Twenty- 
fourth street, near Fifth avenue, and in the 
Putnam building, in Forty-fifth street, near 
I'ifth avenue. Air. Putnam has taken active 
part in copyright legislation. He reorganized 
in 1886 the Publishers' Copyright League, of 
which he has since been secretary and working 
member. Me was interested in taking up the 
coijyright work that his father had originated, 
and' the league of which he was secretary was 
finally able to bring about in 1891 the inter- 
national copyright legislation for which the 
earlier Putnam had worked for forty years. 
He is himself the author of numerous volumes 
bearing upon the relations of author and pub- 
lisher, as well as of a memoir of his father, 
which was printed in two voltunes for private 
circulation. He has received honorary degrees 
from Rowdoin College, the University of 
Pennsylvania and Columbia University. He 
i.' a member of the Century Association, and 
of the City, the Authors' and the Economic 
clubs of New York, and of the Legion of 
Honor (France). 

He married (first) in July, 1869, Rebecca 
Kellell Shcpard, who died in July, 1S95. He 
in-irrii'd (second) April 27, 1899, Emily 
jainc-, daughter of Judge James C. and Emily 
(.\danis) Smith, a graduate of Bryn JvLiwr, 
and from 1894 to 1900 dean of Barnard Col- 
lege. His children by his first wife were: 
Itcrtha Ha\en, Ethel Frothingham, Corinna 
il;:vi.n and Dorothy Leslie. By his second 
wife: Palmer Crosslett, born July, 1900. 

(LX) Her'Dert Putnam, Litt. 'D., son of 
George Palmer Putnam, was born September 
^o, 1 86 1, in New York City, and graduated 
from Harvard College in 1SS3. He was 
hbrarian of Minneapolis Athena:um and Public 
Library from 1S84 to 1891 ; was librarian of 
ti'.e P.oston Public Library from 1895 to 1899, 
and in 1899 was appointed librarian of con- 
gress, and was delegate to the International 
library Conference in 1897, and president of 
the American Library Association in 1898. He 
was admitted to the 'bar in 1886. 
^ Mr. Putnam married, in October, 1886, 
Cliarlotte Elizabeth, daughter of Charles W. 
■diinroe, of Cambridge, Alassachusetts. Their 
tiiildren are: Shirley and Brenda. 

George ,^\'illis, . the immigrant, 
WILLIS was born in England in 1602. 
He came to New England in 
1636 or earlier and settled in Cambridge, Mas- 
sachusetts. Fie was a mason by trade and in 
Cambridge engaged in the manufacture of 
brick. In 1636 he was a proprietor of the town 
of Cambridge, and he was admitted a freeman 
of the colony. May 2, 1638. He petitioned 
to be excused from training in 1662. He was 
probably a brother of Michael Willis, cutler, 
of Dorchester. There were at least seventeen 
emigrants bearing the name of W^illis in Mas- 
sachusetts and Plymouth colonics before 1650, 
and it is, of course, impossible to trace the con- 
nection between them, if any existed. George 
Willis acquired considerable land in Cam- 
bridge, Brookline, P>i!lerica and vicinity. He 
resided on the west side of the common in 
Cambridge. In 163S he was a deputy to the 
general court. He married (first) Jane Pal- 
frey, widow, who had children John and Eliza- 
beth Palfrey. The son, John Palfrey, who 
came to America and joined the church at 
Cambridge, December 10, 1658, is the progen- 
itor of the Palfrey families in this country. 
On joining the church in 1640 Jane Willis 
spoke of formerly being in Newcastle and 
Heddon, England. George Willis married 

(second) Sarah , wdio survived him. 

He died September, ifiQO. Children of George 
and Jane Willis: John, born in 1630; Nathan- 
iel, mentioned below ; George ; Thomas, born 
December 28, 1638, at Cambridge; Roger, in 
1640, settled in Sudbury; Stephen, October 
14, 1644. 

(II) Nathaniel, son of George Willis, ap- 
pears to have left practically no record behind 
him. He owned land in Dorchester. The 
family history names as his children : Natlian- 
iel, mentioned below ; John, married Rebecca 
Tufts; Andrew, married Susanna . 

(HI) Nathaniel (2), son of Nathaniel (i) 
Willis, is believed to have had these children: 
Charles, mentioned below; James, Richard, 
had a son William at Boston. 

(IV) Charles, son of Nathaniel (2) Willis, 
married, in 1727, Anna Ingalls, probably 
daughter of John and Sarah (Russell) In- 
galls. Her will proved in 1765 mentions only 
two children: Charles, mentioned below; 
Anna, born December 29. 1731. 

(\^) Charles (2), son of Charles (i) Wil- 
lis, was born in Boston, August 21, 1728. His 
father appears to have died when he was a 
child and he was brought up in Boston in the 
bookstore of John Phillips and Nathaniel Bel- 
knap on Cornhill. He was a sailmaker. He 
married Abigail Belknap, born May 2, 1730, 

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daughter of Nathaniel 'and Rebecca (I'.ailey) 
Belknap, granddaughter of Joseph and Abigail 
(Buttolph) Belknap and great-granddaughter 
of Abraham Belknap, of Boston, ancestor of 
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah P.elknap. of Boston, author 
of "The History of New Hampshire."' His 
mother was daughter of John Bailey and 
granddaughter of the gifted Rev. Thomas 
Bailey, of Watertown. Children: Charles, 
born 1753 ; Nathaniel, mentioned below ; Abi- 
gail, married, 1785, Lieutenant Isaac Collins. 

(\T) Nathanief (31, son of Charles (2) 
Willis, was born February 7, 1755, died in 
Ohio, April i, 1S31. 

He was a printer by trade. From June, 
1774, to January. 17S4, he published the Indc- 
poideiit Chronicle, a ^\'hig newspaper, in Bos- 
ton, printed in the same building in which 
Benjamin Franklin had worked at his trade. 
He was an active man, a fine horseman and a 
leader of the patriots. He took part in the 
Boston tea party and was adjutant of the Bos- 
ton regiment sent on an expedition to Rhode 
Island under General Sullivan in the revolu- 
tionary war. In 1784 he sold his interest in 
the Jndcpoident Chronicle and became one of 
the pioneer journalists of the frontier. He 
removed iirst, however, to Winchester, \'ir- 
ginia, where he published a paper for a short 
time ; then to Shepardstowii, where for a time 
he published a paper, and thence in 1790 to 
Martinsburg, \^irginia. where he founded the 
Potomac Guardian and published it until 1796. 
In that year he removed to Chillicothe, Ohio, 
and established the Scioto Gazette, the first 
newspaper in what was then known as the 
Northwest Territory. He was printer to the 
government of the territory and afterward 
held an agency in the post office department. 
He bought and cultivated a farm at Chilli- 
cothe, where his death occurred. 

He married (first) at New London. Con- 
necticut, Lucy Douglas, born September 22, 
^755' ^t New London, daughter of Nathan 
and Anne (Dennis") Douglas, granddaughter 
of Thomas and Hannah (Sperry) Douglas 
and great-granddaughter of Robert and Mary 
Douglas, first of Ipswich. Massachusetts, then 
of New London. She died in Boston, May i, 
17 — . He married (second), January 18, 1789, 
Mary Cartwell, at Winchester, \'irginia, born 
September 7, 1770, died September 9. 1S44. 
Children by first wife: Andrew and Mary, 
diet! young ; Nathaniel, mentioned below ; Re- 
becca, born July 28, 1782. By second wife: 
Elijah C, born January 9, 1790; Sarah A., 
May ID, 1791 ; Mary A., February 12, 1793; 
Eliza A., October 7, 1795; Catherine C. ^Iay 
12, 1797; Martin C., February 19, 1799; Julia 
A., jSIarch 29, iSoij Matilda, November 22, 

1S02: Henry C, February 5, 1S05; James M., 
January 20. 1S08; Madeline C, October 19, 
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(\'II) Nathaniel (4), son of Nathaniel (3) 
Willis, was born in Boston, June 6, 1780, died 
Alay 26, 1870. He remained there until 1787, 
when he joined his father in Winchester, Vir- 
ginia, and was set to work folding newspapers 
and setting type. At Martinsburg, a few years 
later, he became postrider and with his time- 
honored tin horn used to deliver the papers 
from saddle-bags through the coimtry round 
about. A sketch of the old office of the Poto- 
mac Guardian, made by Porte Crayon is in the 
possession of Richard Storrs Willis, of De- 
troit. At the age of fifteen Nathaniel returned 
to Boston and entered the printing office of 
his father's old newspaper, the Independent 
Chronicle, working in the same pressroom in 
which his father and the great Franklin had 
worked in their day as apprentices. He also 
found time while in Boston to drill a militia 
company, the Fusiliers. In 1803, at the request 
of a ]\Iaine congressman and others of the 
Republican party, he established at Portland, 
Maine, the Eastern Argus. Party feeling was 
vehement and the controversies in his news- 
paper soon involved Willis in costly libel suits. 
After si.x years he sold the newspaper to 
Francis Douglas. At this time, through the 
influence of Rev. Dr. Edward Payson, the 
editor turned his attention to religion. From 
1810 to i8j2 he made eft'orts to estabhsh a 
religious newspaper in Portland, but secured 
no substantial support. In the meantime he 
supported himself by publishing tracts and 
religious books. In January, 1816, he started 
the Boston Recorder, which he asserted to be 
the first religious newspaper in the world. He 
conducted this paper until 1844, when he sold 
it to Rev. IMartin Moore, and it still lives in 
the Congregationalist and Boston Recorder. 
Willis also originated the idea of a religious 
paper for children. The Youth's Ccutpanion, 
which he commenced in 1827 and edited for 
about thirty years, was the first and remains 
to-day perhaps the best and most successful 
publication of its kind. 

Charles Dudley ^^'arner wrote of him : 

The elder Willis, though a thoroughly good man 
and good father, was a rather wooden person. His 
youth and early manhood had been full of hardship; 
his education was scanty, and he had the formal and 
narrow piety of the new evangelicals of that day, 
revolting against the latitudinarianism of the Bos- 
ton Churches. He was for twenty years deacon of 
the Park Street Church, profanely nicknamed by 
the Unitarians Brimstone Corner. * * * His 
rigidity was, perhaps, more in his principles than in 
his character, and his austerity was tempered by 
two qualities which have not seldom been found to 

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consist with the diaconate, namely, a sense of 
humor — dry of course to the correct degree — and 
an admiration for pretty women, or, in the dialect 
of that day, for female loveliness. 

Mr. Willis married (first) Hannah Parker, 
who was a native of Holliston, Massachusetts, 
"a woman whose strong character and fervent 
piety were mingled witli a playful aftection- 
atcncss which made her to her children the 
object of that perfect love which casteth out 
fear." The testimony to her worth and her 
sweetness is universal. The Rev. Dr. Storrs, 
of Braintree, in an obituary notice written on 
her death in 1844, at the age of sixty-two, 
spoke of her as "the liglit and joy of every 
circle in which she moved: the idol of her 
family, the faithful companion, the tender 
mother, the affectionate sister, the fast and 
assiduous friend." She was born January 28, 
1782. died in Boston. IMarch 21, 1844. daugh- 
ter of Solomon and Elizabeth Barker, descend- 
ant of John I^arker, a pioneer of Hingham. 
Mr. Willis married (second). July 8, 1845. 
Susan (Capen) Douglas, widow of Francis 
Douglas. She was born October 11, 1790. 
Children: i. Lucy Douglas, born May 11, 
1804; married Josiah F. Bumstead. 2. Na- 
thaniel Parker, mentioned below. 3. Louisa 
Harris, bom May 11, 1807; married Rev. L. 
Dwight. 4. Julia Dean, a talented writer in 
her brother's paper; never married. 5. Sarah 
Payson, born July 9, 181 1 ; a prolific and suc- 
cessful writer for children under tlie name of- 
"Fanny Fern :" married Charles Eldridge. 6. 
Mary Perry, born November 28, 1813. died 
unmarried, ]March 22, 1853. 7. Richard Storrs, 
born February 10, 1819: editor of the Musical 
World, author of "Our Church Music," a 
poet and musical composer of note: married 
Jessie Cairns. 8. Ellen Holmes, born Sep- 
tember 2^. 1821, died t'ebruary 5. 1844; mar- 
ried, June 12, 1843, Charles F. Dennett. 

(Vni) Natlianiel Parker, son of Nathaniel 
(4) Willis, was born in Portland. Maine, Jan- 
uary 20, 1806. Fie began his school life under 
the instruction of Rev. Dr. McFarland, of 
Concord, New Hampshire. Afterward he 
attended the Boston Latin School, Phillips 
Academy of Andover, Massachusetts, and 
Yale College, from which he was graduated 
with high honors in the class of 1827. \\'hile 
in college he began to write under the signa- 
ture of "Roy." and he published various reli- 
gious articles and won the first prize offered 
by Lockw-ood, the publisher, for the best poem 
contributed to his gift book, "The Album." 
After leaving college he became the editor of 
the "Legendary" and the "Token." a series of 
sketches and tales, published by S. G. Good- 
rich, known as "Peter Parley." In the follow- 

ing year, 1828. he established the Auicrican 
Monthly Magaciiw. and conducted it for two 
years and a half, when it was merged with the 
Mt'if York Mirror, and the interesting literary 
partnership of the editors. Nathaniel P. Wil- 
lis and George P. Morris, began. Willis went 
abroad as soon as the partnership was 
launched and contributed to the Mirror the 
piquant sketches called "Pencilings by the 
Way," wliile traveling. He made a long and 
interesting journey through all the countries 
of the Continent. During his foreign resi- 
dence he wrote for the Xc2o Monthly M.iga- 
zinc the talcs and sketches of "Philip Slings- 

In 1837 Mr. W illis returned home and made 
his home near the village of Oswego, New 
York, at "Glenmary." The sudden loss of his 
income by the death of his father-in-law and 
the failure of his booksellers, five years later, 
compelled him to return to the city. For a 
time he was associated with Dr. Porter in the 
publication of the Corsair, a weekly critical 
journal. While in London soon afterward he 
published a collection of stories, poems and 
letters under the title of "Loiterings of 
Travel," and another volume, "Two ^\ ays of 
Dying for a Husband," which contained his 
plays, "Bianca Visconti" and "Tortesa the 
Usurer," and when he returned he found the 
Corsair had failed and he engaged with Gen- 
eral Morris in the publication of the Nciv Mir- 
ror, first as a weekly, afterward as a daily. 
The Xezv Mirror passed into other hands while 
Willis was sick abroad, and upon his return 
he was again associated with General ^lorris 
in the publication of a weekly, the Home Joiir- 
turl. As editor and contributor in New York, 
and at his second country place. "Idlewild," on 
the Hudson, Willis toiled faithfully through 
the tw'enty-one years of life that remained to 
him. During the civil war he went to the 
front as correspondent of his paper. He died 
at "Idlewild." January 20, 1867. 

A recent writer says of his early life: 

He figured to some extent in tlie more fashion- 
able society of Boston, gave great care to his dress 
and personal appearance, and drove a high-step- 
ping bay horse which he named Thalaba. For 
frequenting the theatre and neglecting his duties 
in Park Street Church, he was excommunicated 
from the church. In England Lady Blessington 
and other persons of less notoriety and perhaps as 
secure position took him up and made much of him. 
To women particularly, and often to older women, 
he was here, as elsewhere, very attractive. He was 
given the entree of the best clubs, and found it as 
easy as it had been at New Haven to make himself 
agreeable to everybody. No, not everybody, for 
when his Pencilings were reprinted in England 
there were those who took him roundly to task for 
some the things he had said. He fought a duel 
with Captain Marryat, the author. 



He was unquestionably among the foremost 
poets and writers in this country in his day. 
No complete edition of his works has been pub- 
lished. Thirteen volumes published by Scrib- 
ner contained a large part of his writings. A 
bibliography is given in the biography written 
by Professor Henry A. Beers, edited by 
Charles Dudley Warner, and published in the 
"American Men of Letters" series oi \.he Rrrer- 
sidc Press in iS.'^s. This list describes twenty- 
nine books, besides nine others that he edited 
and wrote in part. 

He married (first) in England, -Slary Leigh- 
ton Stace, daughter of a Briiish army officer 
who won distinction in the battle of Waterloo, 
commissary-general in command of the arsenal 
at Woolwich. She was a woman of great 
beauty, grace and sweetness of character. He 
married (second), October i, 1S46, Cornelia, 
an adopted daughter of Hon. Joseph Grinnell, 
of New Bedford, Massachusetts, a congress- 
man from Massachusetts. She was born March 
19, 1825, died in 1904. Child by first wife: 
Imogene, born June 20, 1S42. Children of 
second wife: Grinnell, mentioned below; Lil- 
lian, born April 2/, 1850; Edith, born Septem- 
ber 28, 1853; John Bailey, born }vlay 30, 1857. 

(IX) Grinnell, son of Nathaniel Parker 
Willis, was bom at 19 Ludlow ^place. New 
York City, April 28, 1S48. He attended the 
public schools of New Bedford. Massachu- 
setts, and the Friends Academy of that city. 
He is a partner of the firm of Grinnell Willis 
& Company, merchants and agents of the 
Wamsutta Mills. 44 and 46 Leonard street, 
New York City. yir. W'illis has inherited the 
literary tastes of his father and has written 
some poetry, but his life has been devoted 
mainly to business. He married, October 24, 
1874, Mary Baker Haydock. born March 13, 
1849, daughter of Robert and Hannah (Whar- 
ton) Haydock. Children: Hannah Haydo-jk, 
born in New York City, December 31. 1875; 
Cornelia Grinnell, born in New York City, 
August 31, 1877; Joseph Grinnell, born in 
Germantown, Pennsylvania, July 24, 1879. 

The name of Norton is of an- 
NORTON cient origin and the many dis- 
tinct families in America bear- 
ing it are undoubtedly descended from the 
same source. Their lineage can be traced back 
to Le Signr de Noruile (Norvile), who crossed 
the channel with the Norman Conquerer and 
subsequently served as the latter's constable. 
Tliis de Norvile married a lady of the famous 
house of Valois. Dr. Norton, of London, 
England, has made much research to discover 
the earliest origin of the family and finds it 
first in Norway, whence came a large portion 

of the inhabitants of Normandy, France, the 
original home of William the Conqueror. In 
Norway it had its present form, but the influ- 
ences of the French language changed it some- 
what, being made Norclvillc and Norvile. A 
few generations after its arrival in England 
it was changed to the original form of Norton. 
The senior William D. Norvile was chamber- 
lain of William the Conqueror at the time of 
the conquest. A descendant of Cantable de 
Norville in the sixth generation, anglicized the 
name into its present form of Norton. Pro- 
fessor Charles ICliot Norton, of Harvard Uni- 
versity, is a lineal descendant of the constable 
in the twenty-first generation. In addition to 
Norton street, a prominent London thorough- 
fare, there are in England several important 
rural communities of this name — Chipping 
Norton. Sedbey Norton, King's Norton • and 
Phillip's Norton, all of ancient origin and 
doubtless deriving their name from some 
prominent family or individual. Several immi- 
grants of this name are mentioned in the early 
colonial records of New England. Captain 
Walter Norton arrived in America in 1630. 
George Norton, of Salem, Ipswich, and other 
places, who came from London, was made a 
freeman in 1634. and died in 1659. William 
Norton, of Hingham and Ipswich, born in 
England. 1610. came in the "Hopewell" in 
1635, and took the freeman's oath the same 
year. Rev. John Norton, brother of William, 
born in 1605, probably in London, emigrated 
to Massachusetts Bay in 1635, shortly after 
graduating from Cambridge, and located in 
Ipswich. In 1656 he became pastor of the 
First Church in Boston, and was noted for his 
piety and learning. Nicholas Norton, who is' 
thought to have come from the county of 
Herts, was of Weymouth, Massachusetts, as 
early as 1638, removed to Martha's Vineyard, 
and his descendants are still found there. A 
Francis Norton was admitted a freeman at 
Weymouth in 1642. Major Peter Norton, 
an efficient officer in the revolutionary war, 
was a son of Ebenezer, grandson of Joseph, 
and great-grandson of Joseph, the Martha's 
Vineyard settler. 

(I) Nicholas Norton was born in 1610. in 
England, and settled in Weymouth. Massa- 
chusetts, among the pioneers. February 20, 
1639, he bought of Richard Standerwick, of 
Broadway, Somersetshire, a clothier, all the 
cattle in the hands of Mr. Hull, in New Eng- 
land. He was a prominent citizen and held 
various town offices. He removed to Martha's 
\'ineyard. and died there in 1690, aged eighty 
years. Children : Joseph, mentioned below ; 
Nicholas: Isaac, born at ^\'eymouth. May 3, 
1 64 1 ; Jacob, ]\Iarch i, 1644. 

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(II) Joseph Norton, born about 1640, was 
a son of Nicholas Norton, and may have been 
a nephew of some, of the immigrants 
mentioned in a preceding paragraph, though 
no actual proof of relationship has been found. 
lie settled in Salisbury. Massachusetts, in the 
vicinity of which the Nortons named above 
settled. He took the oath of allegiance and 
fidelity in 1677, and was a soldier against the 
Indians in 1697. He died November 16, 1721, 
at Salisbury. He married, March 10, 1662, 
Susanna, daughter of Samuel and Dorcas 
Getchell, who died his widow August 19, 1724. 
Children, all born at Salisbury: i. Son, 1662, 
died young. 2. Samuel, October 11, 1663; a 
soldier in service at W'ells, Maine, in 1696. 
3.. Joseph, August 14, 1665. 4. Priscilla, De- 
cember 16, 1667; married John, son of Robert 
Ring. 5. Solomon, mentioned below. 6. Ben- 
jamin, March 24, 1671-72, died October, 1693. 
7. Caleb, June 2~,. 1675; married, March 6, 
i690-:7oo, Susanna Frame; was a soldier in 
irx)7-9S, and subsequently removed to Bruns- 
wick. Maine-. 8. Flower, November 21, 1677. 
9. Jo.-^hua, October 13, 16S0. died Januarv 22, 

(IH) Solomon, fourth son of Joseph and 
Susanna fGetchelH Norton, was born January 
31, 1670, in Salisbury, and resided in that 
town, where he died May 2. 1721. His wife 
bore the baptismal naine of Sarah, and they 
had children in Salisbury: Miriam, born De- 
cember 4, 1695 ' Benjamin, mentioned below ; 
John, January 14. 1701 ; Zvlaria. November 9, 
1704; Gideon, August i, 171 1. 

(IV) Benjamin, eldest son of Solomon and 
Sarah Norton, was born February 24, 1699, 
in Salisbury, and settled in Newbury, where 
he died February 27, 1756. He married (first) 
in Newbury, June 14, 1722. Margaret Rich- 
ardson, born September 27, 1699, in Newbury, 
daughter of Joseph and ^^largaret (Godfrey) 
Richardson, and died there November 11, 
1742. There were six children of this mar- 
riage: Judith, 1723; Joshua, November 4, 
172S; Hannah, died young; Benjamin, August 
II, 1734, died young; Hannah, 3.1arch 5, 1737; 
Miriam, August 6, 1739. Benjamin Norton 
married (second) December 5, 1744, Mercy 
Shute, born April 18, 1710. in Maiden, Mas- 
sachusetts, daughter of Richard and Lydia 
Shute. Children recorded in Newbury: Mary, 
horn September 12, 1745: Benjamin, men- 
tioned below; Sarah, May 24. 1751. 

(V)_ Benjamin (2), third son of Benjamin 
'') Norton and second child of his second 
^'•ne, Mary Shute. was born January 16, 1747, 
'■■' Xtwbury, and died April 2S, 1S16, in New- 
hiiryport. ^He was a private in the brigantine 
l-reedom," commanded by Captain John 


Clouston, in June, 1776. He married, Novem- 
ber 26, 1775, in Newburyport. .Sarah W'yatt, 
born February 7, baptized February 8, 1776, 
in the Third Church of Newbury, daughter of 
John W'yatt, and died March 7, 1834, in New- 
burj'port. Children: Benjamin, born July 21, 
^777 '• Joshua, died young; Sarah, November 

3, 1780; Hannah, August 11, 1782; Catharine, 
]'"ebruary 27, 17S4; Joshua, January 5, 17S6; 
Stephen, January 8, 1788; Mary Brown, Octo- 
ber 31, 1790; William, January 8, 1792; Eliz- 
abeth, February 18, 1794: Daniel, mentioned 
below; Charles, May 4, 1798, the last not on 
Newburyport records. 

(VI) Daniel, sixth son of Benjamin (2) 
and Sarah (Wyatt) Norton, was born Febru- 
ary 18, 1796, in Newburyport, and was engaged 
in the sailmaking business during the greater 
part of his active career. He removed to Bos- 
ton about 1S30, and died at Melrose, Massa- 
chusetts, August 3, 1884. He married (first) 
in Newburyport, August 19, 1819, Jane 
Cheever, born there July 17, 1801, daughter of 
John and Sarah (Hidden) Cheever, and died 
October 2, 1820, in Newburyport. Their only 
child, Jane, born September 9, 1820, died 1897, 
married Samuel Francis Hunt, of Cambridge, 
who died the same year; they had four chil- 
dren: Charlotte Jane, born June 30, 1846; 
Francis Edgar, June 20, 1848, married Re- 
becca Franklin Nickerson, January 15. 18S5 ; 
Abigail Elizabeth, died in second year; Alfred 
Herbert, September 15, 1861, married, April 

4, 1900, Kathryn Cecilia Kyle, of Brooklyn, 
New York, and has children: Alfred Herbert, 
born June i, 1901, William Edgar, July 11, 
1906, both in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 
Daniel Norton married (second) in Newbury- 
port, March 20, 1822, Hilary Carr. born Sep- 
tember 3, 1800, on Carr's Island. Newbur>'- 
port, Alassachusetts, daughter of Levi and 
]\Iary (Putnam) Carr, and died in Charles- 
town, Massachusetts, August 2, 1877. ^lary 
(Carr) Norton was a lineal descendant of 
George Carr, one of the Mayflower colony, 
who was born about 159S-99 in England, and 
was ship carpenter on the Mayflower. He 
married (first) in England, Lucinda Daven- 
port, who came to America with him and was 
one of the forty-one who died at Plymouth in 
the succeeding winter. A few years later he 
settled at Ipswich, Massachusetts, where he 
was found of record as early as 1633 and had 
a house lot in 1635. He removed to Salisbury, 
Massachusetts, where he received land in the 
first division in that town in 1640-41-44, and 
his name appears in most of the early lists of 
citizens. In 1640 the town granted him Carr's 
Island, and he established a ferry there in 
1641. In 1662 it was agreed that he should 

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have a common right in Amesbury when any 
of his sons came to Hvc there, and he received 
land in 1668. The records give him the title 
of "Air.," which was given in those days only 
to tlie most prominent citizens. He agreed to 
keep the ferry in .\mcsbury at Goodwin's 
Landing in April, 1670. He died April 4, 
16S2, in Salisbury. He had married (second) 
Elizabeth, supposed to have been a daughter 
of Elder Thomas Oliver, of Boston, as James 
Oliver, the latter's son, is spoken of in the 
records as a brother-in-law of George Carr. 
She survived him, was a member of the Salis- 
bury church in 16S7, and died Alay 6, 1691. 
Her will was made March 18, 1684, and 
proved June 30, following her death. Children : 
Elizabeth, George. Richard ('died young), Wil- 
liam, James, Mary, Sarah, John, Richard and 
Anne. Daniel and Mary (Carr) Norton had 
children: 2. Daniel, born June 4, 1S23. died 
March, 1900; married Hannah Higgins, of 
Charlestown, who died in 1S97; children: i. 
Ellen Wade, died at the age of twenty-three 
years; ii. Alice ]\Iay, born May 22, 1857, mar- 
ried John Randall Heath, of Jamaica Plain, 
Massachusetts, and had a son Donald, born 
June 24, 1883 ; iii. Ada L., June 16, 1859. mar- 
ried AVinthrop Messenger, of Melrose, Massa- 
chusetts, and has children : a. AVinthrop Nor- 
ton, born October i, 1883; b. Stuait, February 
14, 1891 ; c. Hazel. September 17, 1S93. 3. 
Mary Elizabeth, June 29, 1826; married (first) 
January 31, 1847, Allen F. Eastman, who died 
March 6, 1890; their daughter, Mae Aphia, 
died in her second year. She married (second) 
December 18, 1902, John Mitchel Osgood, 
who died October 14, 1908. 3. Clarissa Ann, 
February 12, 1829, died June 24, 1909; mar- 
ried July 31, 1857. Edward John Norris, died 
1906; children: i. AA'alter Eliott, died in fourth 
month; ii. Webster, born October 20, 1859; 
married Margaret Stetson; iii. Clara Augusta, 
November 21. 1861, married Arthur E. Rob- 
erts, and had daughters: Marjorie. born De- 
cember 27, 1890. and Emma Norris, died in 
second year; iv. George Lincoln, January 11, 
1866, married Rachel Parker; v. Walter 
Flenry, March 6, 1870, married July 6, 1S97, 
Effie Louise Shapleigh, and has children : a. 
Elizabeth, born August 8, 1S98; b. Katherine, 
June 7, 1901 ; c. Edward John, ]^Iarch 21, 
1908; d. Emerson Shapleigh, October 31, 
191 1 ; vi. Emma Josephine, February 5. 1874, 
died 1910. 4. Hannah Bartlet, August 24, 
1832; married January 15, 1852, Thomas L. 
Summers; died January 16, 1854. 5. James 
Carr, February 9, 1835, died at age of twelve 
days. 6. Sarah, August 15, 183O; married 
October 5, 1856, Thomas L. Summers, who 
died January 11, 1SS6; children: i. Hannah 

Frances, born July 5. 1S57; married March 
26, 1890, William' Merritt; ii. Arthur War- 
ren, May 21. 1859; married Mabel Bond, and 
has children: Grace B., born March 31. 1S97; 
Arline W., December 7. 1S98; Arthur War- 
ren, April 18, 1902; iii. Mary Lunette, Feb- 
ruary 24, 1864. 7. Caroline Duntlin. August 
2. 1839; married Thomas W. Griffith: chil- 
dren : i. Mary Eliza, born January 8. 1866, 
married, August 12. 1890, James Arthur 
Crawford, and had children: Allen F. E., 
died in si.xteenth year; Phebe Hooper, born 
March 12, 1896; ii. \\'illiam Henry. December 
13. 186S; married October 2. 1890, Abbie 
Boston, and has children : Emory, born March 
28, 1S91 ; Florence Alay, January 23, 1893; 
Harold, February 21, 1895; Ralph, December 
21, 189S. 8. \'\'illiam Edward, mentioned 

(VH) William Edward, youngest child of 
Daniel and 'Mary (Carr) Norton, was born 
June 28, 1S43, '" Boston, and was educated 
in the public schools of Charlestown. For a 
number of years he attended the Lowell Insti- 
tute science lectures and art classes, and was 
one of the founders of the life classes at that 
institute. !\Ir. George Hollingsworth and Mr. 
Carleton, art instructors there, were Mr. Nor- 
ton's first teachers in art. Pie studied anatomy 
under Dr. Rimmer, of Boston, and also pur- 
sued that subject in the Harvard Medical 
School, the Royal Academy in London and the 
Beaux Arts in Paris. When quite young he 
learned the trade of house sign and decorative 
painting, but his wonderful artistic talent fitted 
him for more interesting and higher work. 
A\'hen a mere boy he manifested a talent for 
art and had a wonderful knack of drawing, 
especially of horses and ships. In order to 
satisfy his craving for knowledge of ships and 
the ocean he went to sea as a sailor. Return- 
ing to Boston he studied painting under the 
renowned George Inness, of that city, and took 
a studio, soon becoming known as a marine 
painter. Pie made two more voyages as a 
sailor prior to goirig to London, England, in 
1877, and in 1878 exhibited three pictures at 
the Royal Academy, following which he went 
to Paris for further study under Jacquesson 
de la Chevreuse and A. Vollen, and at the 
Beaux Arts. Some three or four years later 
he visited Italy and other parts of Europe and 
afterwards opened a studio in London, where 
he lived until 1902. At the Salon in Paris in 
189s. Air. Norton received honorable mention, 
and' while in Europe he was a constant and 
regular exhibitor in the Royal Academy in 
London, in the Paris Salon, and in many of 
the public art galleries of other countries. In 
the United States he has been awarded three 


rold medals for his work, besides two Osborne 
r.rizes, $soo each, and the Jordan prize, ."J^ooo. 
Since i<3o2 he has been a resident of New 
York City, his studio being located at No. 1931 
1 '.roadway. Mr. Norton's paintings have been 
chiefly marine views and scenes pertaining to 
and having to do with the sea and sailors. 
One of well-known paintings is "The Eng- 
lish Channel," which adorns the Chamber of 
Ci'mmcrcc at Boston, and he also painted the 
celebrated picture entitled, "Fight of the Ala- 
bama and Kearsage," which is owned by the 
Historical Society of Portland, Maine. "Fish 
Market. Dieppe, F"rance." which hangs in the 
public library at Maiden, Massachusetts, was 
executed by him, as was also "Crossing the 
Grand Banks," which is in the Abbot Hall, 
Marblehead, Massachusetts. Essex Hall, Sa- 
lem, Boston Art Club, Bo--.ton Athletic Club, 
and Black Heath Art Club of London own 
examples of his work. Three more of his 
famous pictures are: "The Thames from 
London Bridge ;" "Tranquillity;" "Midst Fog 
and Ice." In political conviction Mr. Norton 
is a stalwart Republican, and in religious mat- 
ters he is independent. He is affiliated with 
the Masonic fraternity, having been made 3. 
Mason in W'inslow Lewis Lodge at Boston, iri 
1877. He is a member of the Salmagundi 
Club of New York, and the Boston Art Club, 
and was formerly a member of the Natural 
Historv Society, Papvrus Chib, and the Bos- 
ton Yacht Club of Boston. He is a member 
of the National Geographic Society of Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

He married, September 23, j868, Sarah 
Dorcas Ryan, of Grand Manan, New Bruns- 
wick, Canada, where he passed several sum- 
mers sketching the rugged and picturesque 
scenery of that locality. Mrs. Norton was 
born October 3, 1846, and died in New York. 
Mav 15. 1904. Children: Gertrude :\raud, 
born October 27, 1871, in Charlestown, Mas- 
sachusetts; Florence Edith, July i, 1879, m 
Paris, France. 

Joseph Richards married 
RICHARDS Agnes , who was bur- 
ied :March 31, 1608. They 
lived in North Leigh, Oxfordshire, England. 

(II) William, son of Joseph Richards, was 
baptized May 20, 1586. He lived in North 
Leigh, Oxfordshire, England. His wife died 
about Ju1v 18, 1632. 

(III) Dr. Joseph (2) Richards, of New- 
gate, in the parish of Whitney and county of 
Oxford, England, son of William Richards, 
was baptized April 2j, 162S. died in 1710-11. 
He was the immigrant ancestor, and he settled 
on five hundred acres of land near Chester. 

Delaware county, Pennsylvania. His will is 
recorded ni Philadelphia, dated July 6, 1710 
II, proved February 16, 1711-12. In his will 
he mentioned his children and grandchddien. 
He was buried at Old Chichester, Delaware 

cotmty, Pennsylvania. He married Jane — . 

Chihlien: Joseph, married Mary ; Na- 
thaniel, mentioned below; Ann. married (first) 
Anthony Weaver, and (second) Humphrey 
Scarlott; Susanna, married James Lowne, and 
had four or more children. 

(I\') Nathaniel, son of Dr. Joseph (2) 
Richards, died in 1700. His will was dated 
December 26, 1699. He married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Richard Mason. Children: William, 
probably died young; Nathaniel, mentioned 
below: Elizabeth, married, about 1716, Roger 
Kirk : Mary, probably died young. 

(V) Nathaniel (2), son of Nathaniel (i) 
Richards, was probably the only son in this 
generation to continue the family name. He 
died in 1730. He married Margaret, who died 
December 5, 1796, aged ninety, widow of Wil- 
liam Carpenter. She left one hundred and 
thirteen descendants. She was daughter of 
Allen and Sarah (?) Wiley, and was born 
about 1706. Children: William Richards, mar- 
ried (first) April 13, 1751, Joanna Jenkins, 
and (second) ^ilay 10, 1759, Jane }ililler ; Na- 
thaniel ; Isaac, mentioned below. 

(VI) Isaac, son of Nathaniel (2) Richards, 
was born in 1727, died in 1821, aged ninety- 
four. He was only three years old when his 
father died. He married (first) January 17, 
1753, ?vlary Gregg, of Hockessing. She was 
daughter of Thomas Gregg, who married, Feb- 
ruary 10, 1729, Dinah Harlan, and who died 
September i, 1748; Dinah was daughter of 
Michael, died 1729, and Dinah (Dixon) Har- 
lan, married January, 1690 ; Dinah Dixon was 
daughter of "Henry Dixon: Michael Harlan 
was son of James Harlan. Thomas Gregg was 
son of John, born about i6(3S, died 173S; mar- 
ried, 1694. Elizabeth, daughter of and 

Elizabeth (Fox) Cocke; John Gregg was son 
of William, who died July i, 16S7. Isaac Rich- 
ards married (second) November 10. 1763, 
Rebecca :Mi!ler. Children by first wife: i. 
Thomas, mentioned below. 2. Nathaniel, born 
September 21, 1756. 3. Isaac, born April 18, 
1759, died June 22, 1854: remained on home- 
stead at Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania; mar- 
ried (first) Ann Pusey, and (second) Tamsen 
Hoopes. 4. William, born January 17, 1761. 
5. Marv, March i, I762.' 6. Lydia, twin of 
Mary. ' 

(VII) Thomas, son of Isaac Richards, was 
born June 10, 1755, died February 8, 1837, 
aged eightv-two years. He moved to Cecil 
county, ^Maryland, taking his family, about 


1795. He married. September 23, 1779, at 
Uwclilan Meeting, Hannah Cox, born abont 
1753. died August 7, 1S23, aged seventy years, 
daughter of Lawrence and Sarah (Edge) Cox; 
Lawrence Cox is said to have come from Eng- 
land to Willistown, where he died' about 1760; 
he married at Middletown meeting, February 
5, 1739, his second wife, Sarah, wiio died De- 
cember 6, 1S05, daughter of John and 2^Iary 
(Smcdley) Edge; John Edge was born May, 
1685, died about 1734, married, August, 1709, 
Mary, born February 3, 1690, daugliter of 
George Smedley, died 1723, and Sarah Kitchin, 
married 1687; John Edge was son of John and 
Jane Edge; and this John who was born about 
1646, died May 10, 171 1, was son of George 
Edge. Children: i. Sarah, born 17S1, died 
1828; married, May 18, 1797, Wilham Moore, 
born February 24, 1771. 2. Isaac, born 1783, 
died December 15, 1832; married Lydia Wood, 
born 1774, died June 19, 1839. 3. Hannah, 
born September 19, 1785, died November 25, 
1859; married, 1819, Samuel Taylor, born 
April 2, 1768, died April 22, 1852, son of 
Elisha and Elizabeth Taylor; children: Isaac 
R., Samuel H., Sarah. 4. Thomas, mentioned 
below. 5. Mary, born May 7, 1790, died Feb- 
ruary 14, 1828; married, September 15, 1S19, 
Abraham Metcalf, son of Abraham and Mary 
Metcalf. 6. Jacob, born September 4, 1793, 
died August 6, 1881 ; married, November 4, 
1819, Sarah B. Taylor, of Kennett; died 
March 7, 1868. 7. Rachel. b<"irn November 16, 
1798; married, 1823, >,Iahlon McMillan, son 
of Thomas and Ruth (Moore) .McMillan. 

(VIII) Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i) 
Richards, was born November 11, 1787, died 
October 9, 1868, aged eighty-one. He married, 
April 14, 1814, Orpah Stubbs (see Stubbs). 
Children: i. Ruth ?Iannah, born [May 20, 1816, 
died February 3, 1909; married Amos Preston, 
died August 27, 1875, and had two sons, 
Thomas and Albert W., and a daughter Eliza- 
beth. 2. Isaac Stubbs, mentioned below. 3. 
Joanna A., born July 10, 1822, died 1855 ; mar- 
ried Isaac Jackson. 

(IX) Isaac Stubbs, son of Thomas (2) 
Richards, was born September 7, 1819, died 
April 19, 1864. He married, March 11, i84i,at 
Oxford, Chester county, Pennsylvania, ]Mercy 
Ann Reynolds, and their children were: i. 
Ruthanna, born 1843. died March 6, 1896; 
married Joseph R. Coates, born May 12. 1834. 
2. Joseph Thomas, mentioned below. 3. Louis 
Henry, born 1847, cii^d 1895 ; married, October 
29, 1885, Rebecca Williamson; child, Arthur 
Louis. 4. Isaac Stubbs. born 1S48. died Au- 
gust 19, 1880; married, February 25, 1874, 
Margaret Deal, and had no children. 5. Jacob 
Granville, born 1851 ; married (first) Decem- 

ber 26, 1872, Jennie Elizabeth Langdon, and 
(second) Mae \'. Pennington; had four sons 
by first wife, William, Harry F., Joseph T. and 
Ilampton, and three daughters and one son by 
second wife, Alae Ruth, Josephine Mercy, 
Granville P. and Margaret S. 6. William 
Franklin, born January 12, 1855, died July 19. 
1859. 7. Mercy Ann, born and died Septem- 
ber 24, 1859. 

(X) Joseph Thomas, son of Isaac Stubbs 
Richards, was born near Rising Sun, ]\Iary- 
. land, February 12, 1845. He was educated 
largely at the West Nottingham Academy, 
Maryland, Rev. S. A. Gaylcy, president, and 
George K. Bechlel, a graduate of Princeton 
College, principal, and finishing at Polytechnic 
College of Pennsylvania, of which Dr. A. L. 
Kennedy was then president. After mastering 
the profession of civil engineering, he entered 
the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Com- 
pany in iS6> as a rodman antl transitman dur- 
ing the construction of the railroad shops at 
Altoona, Pennsylvania. He was made super- 
visor of a division of the main line from 
Harrisburg to Newport in 1870, leaving this 
position in 1871 to become chief engineer of 
the Kent County railroad, on the Eastern 
Shore of Zvlaryland. After the construction 
was completed the board of directors elected 
him to fill the position of superintendent, secre- 
tary and auditor. He managed the railroad 
for about one year, and returned to the Penn- 
sylvania railroad in 1S73 as chief of locating 
engineers for the surveys of three routes over 
the Allegheny mountains, intended to form a 
connecting link between the Bedford division 
and the main line at Altoona and Johnstown. 
Pennsylvania. After finishing the surveys, with 
estimates of cost, the work was abandoned be- 
cause of a financial panic in 1874, and he re- 
signed and accepted the position of mining 
engineer for the Cambria Iron Company at 
Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He returned to the 
Pennsylvania railroad in 1S75. Pie was for 
one year supervisor of the main line from 
Newport to Granville, and early in 1876 was 
promoted to be assistant engineer in charge of 
constructing the system of tracks, bridges and 
stations for the Philadelphia Centennial Ex- 
position. After the centennial year he was 
appointed principal assistant engineer of the 
United New lersey Railroad and Canal Com- 
pany, with office at Jersey City, New Jersey, 
continuing in that position until 1883, when he 
was made assistant to the chief engineer with 
office at Philadelphia. In 1S85 his title was 
changed to assistant chief engineer. In 1893 
the maintenance of way department of the rail- 
road was created and he was made the engi- 
neer to organize and manage this department. 


iiiclii'lins^ all lines east of Pittsburgh and Erie 
III Xew York and Washington, becoming chief 
engineer of the department for the entire 
system in 1903. This position made him the 
operating engineer for the comiiany and a staflf 
(ifticer of the general manager, and besides 
caring for the buildings and tracks he had 
charge of such construction work as came 
under the department of the general manager. 
Mr. Richards has been deemed an autliority 
f)n railroad engineering, both in construction 
and maintenance, for many years, and has 
written cjuite extensively on the economy and 
efficiency of this department of railroading. 
His address to the .American Civic Association 
at the annual meeting in 1907 at Brown Uni- 
versity, Providence, Rhode Island, on "The 
Raiirop.d as a Factor in Civic Improvement," 
has been republished extensively throughout 
the country. The efficiency of his organization 
was exemplified in the repairs after the Johns- 
town fliiod in 1889, when he had about nine 
thousand organized for the emergency work 
of rebuilding the lost bridges, buildings and 
roadbed. In the beginning of this disaster he 
rebuilt eleven hundred feet of the railroad 
bridge over the swollen waters of the Susque- 
hanna river at ]Montgomcry, Pennsylvania, in 
three days and a half, and the entire line from 
Philadelphia to Joiinstown was opened for 
trafitk in fourteen days. .\nother item of 
efficiency work done under ]Mr. Richards' 
direction was in 1897, when the old metal span 
of 28^^.3 feet of double track bridge over the 
Schuylkill river at Philadelphia was moved 
twenty-seven feet, replaced by the new struc- 
ture moved the same distance, without inter- 
rupting the regular schedule of trains. The 
longest interv-al between trains was thirteen 
minutes, but the actual time taken to move the 
old and new spans was but two minutes and 
twenty-eight second'^. Mr. Richards, at the 
request of President Frank Thomson, wrote 
an account of this feat to answer the criticism 
of an English technical journal, in which it 
was called an incredible feat and described as 
"credible, if credible," because "nothing of the 
kind has ever been done." The journal pub- 
lished Mr. Richards' account, stating that it 
uas a case like Columbus' egg — easy enough 
when you understand it. Mr. Richards was 
for a number of years the designing and con- 
structing engineer for the new piers at Xew 
Vork and I'hiladelphia for the International 
Xavigation Company. The steel pier No. 14 
in Xew York, north of Cortlandt street, North 
river, was, when finished, considered by a com- 
niittce of experts as the most complete in its 
•appointments for steamships of any building 
"1 the harbor. He cooperated with the late 

president, Alexander J. Cassatt, of the Penn- 
sylvania Railroad Company, in planning much 
of the construction work on the system during 
his administration, and all the operating de- 
tails of stations and yards were entrusted to 
Mr. Richards. The new station constructed 
by the 'J'erminal Company at W'ashington, D. 
C, and owned jointly by the Pennsylvania 
Railroad Comjiany and the Baltimore & Ohio 
Railroad Company, built to accommo/Iate all 
the main lines entering W'ashington from the 
south, was planned by a committee of which 
Mr. Richards was chairman. He was also 
chairman of various committees of operating 
officers in charge of the plans and construction 
of the new^ Pennsylvania Railroad Station in 
New York City. 'This station presented many 
new problems, the tracks being forty-two feet 
-below the street level, with numerous supports 
located at the track level for the station build- 
ing, and the tracks were arranged for opera- 
tion either by tunnel engines or multiple-unit 
trains. The United States mail building was 
constructed over the tracks also. In such a 
vast expenditure of money it was necessary to 
secure the greatest possible efficiency and 
capacity. The architects of the station reported 
direct to the railroad committees, which had 
to harmonize many-ditTerences of opinion be- 
tween architects and engineers. The perfect 
order and train service at the opening of the 
station demonstrated that every feature of the 
great undertaking had been worked out suc- 

I\Ir. Richards is first vice-president of the 
West End Trust Company; former president 
of the Engineers' Club of Philadelphia : mem- 
ber of the Union League of Philadelphia, the 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the .Amer- 
ican Society of Civil Engineers, the .American 
Society for Testing Materials, the American 
Railway Engineering Association, the Amer- 
ican Forestry Association, the .American Rail- 
way Association, and a member of the board 
of trustees of the Jacob Tome Institute of 
Port Deposit, Maryland. In national politics 
he is a Republican : in religion he is a member 
of the Society of Friends, as his family has 
been since early in the seventeenth century. 

He married, November 26, 1873, Martha 
Elizabetli Ernest, born December 5, 1848, 
daughter of Henry Wooster and Mary Ann 
(Walters) Ernest. Children: i. :\Iercy, born 
February :i, 1S75 ; married, June 3, 1896, 
Xorman Sturgis Essig, D. D. S., born Novem- 
ber 6, 1S69; children: Charles James Essig, 
born March 12, 1898; Joseph Richards Essig, 
January 14, 1902. 2. Mamie, October 18, 
1876. died .August 30. 1877. 3. Joseph Ernest, 
born March 8, 18S1 ; married, March 18, 1905, 


Catharine 'Louise Fletcher, born March 28, 
iSHG; children: riiilij) and llcrold. born Janu- 
ary 26, 1909, died next day ; Christine Louise, 
January 11, 1910. 4. Amy, born September 
12, 1883: married, February 2, 1909, Edwin 
Oberlin Fitch Jr., Unit-ed States navy, born 
January 6, 18S2; child, Susanna Fitch, born 
November 3, 1910. 5. Martha, born February 
20, 1888, died October 21. 18SS. 

William Frothingham, 
FROTHINGIIAM immigrant ancestor of 

all the colonial families 
of this surname, was born in England about 
1600, and came from the vicinity of Holder- 
ness in Yorkshire, the ancient scat of the fam- 
ily, which probably came thither from Scot- 
land. The name spelled Fotheringham was 
common in Forfarshire, Scotland, before 1300, 
at the verj' beginning of the use of surnames. 
In the ancient FL'story of Scotland by John 
Lesley, vol. i, p. vi.. the family of Fodring- 
hame together with Crychton. Giffert, Manlis, 
Eorthik "and others" are said to have come 
from Wugre (Hungary) luider Malcolm, King 
of Scotland, with his wife Queen Margaret. 
But Hailcs raised a doubt of the accuracy of 
the statement. Indeed, it seems that the tinal 
syllable indicates a local origin of Fothering- 
ham, thougli the surname may have been a 
place name taken by a Hungarian noble after 
the custom of the time, eventually becoming 
the family name. 

William Frothingham came from England 
in Winthrop's fleet, and was one of the pro- 
prietors of Charlestown, Massachusetts, in 
1630. He was admitted a freeman, March 6, 
1631-32. With his wife Anne h.e was admitted 
to the church in Boston in 1630 and joined the 
new church at Charlestown in 1632. He was 
an adherent of Rev. Jolm Wheelwright who 
founded Exeter, brother of the celebrated 
Mrs. Hutchinson, but Frothingham finally re- 
nounced his beliefs and remained in the estab- 
lished church of the Puritans at Charlestown. 
His wife Anne died July 28, 1674. aged sixty- 
seven years (see gravestone). He had a grant 
of land from the town on the Mystic side 
(Woburn) of ten acres. His house and four 
acres of land were bounded on the north by 
the Mystic river, cast by homesteads of George 
Bunker and Thomas Ruck : west by E. Mel- 
lows and Abraham Pratt. He had eight other 
parcels of land on record. His will is dated 
September 31, 165 1, and was proved February 
6, 1652. The document itself has been in the 
possession of the family many years, though 
the records show that it was proved properly. 
He bequeathed his property to his wife, and 
the inventory places a value of fifty pounds on 

his house and orchard. His widow bought a 
house and land in Charlestown in 1656 of 
Grace Palmer. Her will, dated October 4, 
1672, was proved October 6. 1674, bequeathing 
to her son Samuel, J. Kettell, Peter and Na- 
thaniel I'Vothingham, and Thomas White, who 
received her house, orchard and barn. Chil- 
dren, born in Charlestown : Bethia, born Feb- 
ruary 7, 1631; John, August 10, 1633; Eliz- 
abeth, March 15, i'>35; Peter, April 15, 1636; 
Mary, A|)ril i, 1^138; Nathaniel, mentioned 
below; Stciijien. November 11, 1641 ; Hannah, 
I\Iarch 29. 1642; Joseph, December i, 1645; 

(H) Nathaniel, son of William Frothing- 
ham, was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts, 
April 16, 1640, died there December 12. 16S8. 
His gravestone is preserved. Ife died the 
same day as his brother, Peter Frothingham. 
Fie joined the church with his wife, January 
22, 1670-71. Fie lived in Charlestown and 
was granted two common rights there in 1681. 
He owned land on what is now called Bunker 
Hill. He was a legatee of the estate of Wil- 
liam Croft, of Lynn, in 1689, or rather his 
eldest son was, together with the eldest chil- 
dren of his brother Peter. His estate was 
divided in 1708. He married, February 6, 
1667, Mary Hett, and she married (second) 
in 1694, Samuel Kettell. Children: Mary, 
born September 25. 1668, died January 9, 
1679; Nathaniel, .April 16, 1670, died July 28 
following; Nathaniel, mentioned below; Han- 
nah, November 26, 1673. died young; Thomas, 
December 2, 1675; Joseph, October 31, 1677; 
Benjamin, December 26, 1679; Eliphalet. Sep- 
tember 5, 1681 ; Mary, November 14, 1682; 
Hannah, May 30. 1685 ; Abigail, May 10, 
1687; Abie! (daughter). May 26, 1689, died 
June 5, 1689. 

(HI) Nathaniel (2), son of Nathaniel (i) 
F'rothingham, was born July 2, 1671. He was 
admitted to the church with his wife, Febru- 
ary 17, 1705-06. He was a carpenter. His 
name was on the tax lists of 1727 and 1729. 
In 1696, with his father's heirs, he deeded 
land to Kidder which had been inherited from 
his father. He bought of his brothers Benja- 
min and Thomas, in 1702. one-half house join- 
ing the north end of his father's house and 
land below, fifty-two feet broad, and in 1708 
he bought of heirs of his father, one-third of 
an orchard. There are recorded also many 
other purchases made by him at different 
dates. His will was dated June 16, 1725-26, 
and proved August 24, 1730. He bequeathed 
to his wife and three daughters all the estate 
during his wife's life, and afterwards i* was 
to be divided among all the children. On June 
9, 1760, Benjamin Frothingham was appointed 



ext-nitor of Iiis estate. Pie married. April 12, 
1^1.(4, Hannah Rand, who died April 2t,. 1760, 
a"c<l ei^'hty-seven, according to her gravestone. 
Me dicri July 31, 1730, aged fifty-nine (grave- 
stone). Children: Hannah, born June 8, 1695, 
(iiivl A'lgTist 15, 1714; Elizabetli, January 20, 
i(,./>-97; Nathaniel, mentioned below; Mary, 
I:i!Ui;iry 19, 1700; Joseph, July 15, 1703; 
.^^arali, December 8, 1705 ; Benjamin, April 6, 
i-,vS; 'J'homas, January 3. 1709-10; Ruth, 
.\;iK'ii>t 10. 1712. 

(I\') Nathaniel (3), son of Nathaniel (2) 
! rofhiiigham, was Lorn December 7, 169S, 
Jic'l Mav 7, 1749, aged fifty, according to his 
(jravestoi.c. He was taxed in 1727-48. In 
17.^3 his father deeded to him a lot of land, 
;in(l Slime purchases of other lands are re- 
r, .riled, as well as land which he sold. He was 
;i jiainter. His widow was made administratrix, 
May 22, 1749. and the inventory amounted to 
one thousand four hundred and sixty-six 
|. .nnds. He married, July 27. 1721, Susanna 
Whittcmore. She married (second) Stephen 
!'..ulger, in 1756. Children: Nathaniel, men- 
tioned below ; Joseph, born January 15, 1723- 
2.) ; Su>anna, October 23, 1725 ; Hannah, Oc- 
toluT 17, 1727; William, October 16, 1729; 
J.ibcz, July 2^, 1731. died November 30, 1748; 
Jonatiian, August 15, 1733; James, August 22, 

(\ ■> Nathaniel (4). son of Nathaniel (3) 
Frnthinghani, was born June 2, 1722. He 
lived in Charlestown and Boston and was a 
r".ich'n:iker. In the shops at one period were 
I'.'in of thf family bearing the name Nathaniel, 
<.-.i!i de-is,'nnted by some peculiar, significant 
I'^'ii. He was taxed from 1756 to 1773. In 
I '4'' l.i' f.ither detded to him one-half house. 
1!. 17X4 he deeded to his son Nathaniel a lot, 
.11:. ! in I7y''i he bought a house of Nathaniel 
:.:■-! Hep/ibah Rand. In 17S8 he bought of 
.X.-uhanicl. Prentiss a house and one acre of 
land partly in Cambridge and partly in Charlcs- 
t'-\vn. In 1796 his son Ebenezer with his heirs 
v.ld lan.l to Page; Nathaniel Frothingham's 
t \c<-i:tor, in 179S sold land to Nathaniel Pren- 
ti^', and also to John Page, and to Richard 
I-r-.thingham in 1799. Nathaniel Frothingham 
married (fir^t) March i, 1743-44, Mary Whit- 
tcni(jre, who died December 18, 1763, aged 
forty (gravestone). He married (second") in 
17' '5. Ruth Taylor, who died October 12, iSoo, 
Js'cd sixty-one. and on the gravestone is writ- 
!"'■ ,','""^'*2iul and two wives were all buried 
'■'•'■e." He died in West street. Boston, March 
'I 1791, aged sixty-nine. Children: Nathan- 
'^1. baptized February 24. 1744-45 : Nathaniel, 
''•eriinned below; Richard. March 15, 1748; 
•''iary, baptized Julv 14, 1754; Ebenezer. De- 
'■^'iiber 13, 1756; child. December 11. died De- 

cember 12, 1758; Susanna, September 19, 
1763; Katharine, May 14, died October i, 
1765; Thomas, November 30, 1767; Peter, 
November 24, 1775. 

(VI) Nathaniel (5), son of Nathaniel (4) 
Frothingham, was born April 6, 1746. lie 
was a coachmaker in Boston. This Nathaniel 
Frothinghani was one of those patriots who 
took part in the Boston Tea Party, and dis- 
guised as Indians threw the tea overboard in 
Boston Harbor. In 1784 his father deeded 
him land on Main street. In 1785 he bought 
land with cellar of B. Bradish. He bought of 
Ebenezer Frothingham his levy on Soley & 
Stearns, and in i8ot he sold land to John 
Larkin. He married (first) May 16, 1771, 
Rebecca Austin. He married (second) De- 
cember 22, 1785, Mary Townsend, wdio died 
October 12, 1800, aged forty-two (suicide). 
He married (third) May 2, 1804, Lydia Ket- 
tell. Children: Nathaniel, born 1779; Re- 
becca, 1781 ; Samuel, mentioned below; Mary, 
1789; Susanna, 1792; Ruth, married John 
Redman, builder ; others who died young. 

(VII) Samuel, son of Nathaniel (5) Froth- 
ingham, was born at Charlestown, March 4, 
1787. died in 1869. He lr>cated in Boston, 
became cashier of the State Bank, and latterly 
fur many years the president of the institution. 
He was one of the prominent citizens of Bos- 
ton, taking part in many civic activities. He 
married, in 1810. Eliza Atkins, born in 1792, 
died in 1850. Children: Samuel. Harriet, 
Eliza, Theodore, of whom further; Henry; 
Cornelia, married Joshua H. Wolcott. 

(VIII) Theodore, son of Samuel Frothing- 
ham, was born July 5, 18 18. in Boston. He 
received his education in Boston, and .after 
leaving school went into the dry goods busi- 
ness in that city. In 1859 he removed to Phil- 
adelphia, continuing in the same kind of busi- 
ness of which he had already made a success, 
and there he resided until his death. Mr. 
Frothingham was one of the original members 
of the Union League Club, and was a very 
well-known and conspicuous citizen. Fie mar- 
ried. February 4, 1845, ^lary Frances Wol- 
cott, who was from Litchfield, Connecticut. 
She was born July 9, 1823. at Litchfield, died 
April ID. 189S. in Philadelphia. Children: i. 
Mary Goodrich, born March i, 1846; married 
Charles A. Brimlay, died July 15, 191 1. 2. 
Theodore, mentioned below. 3. E. Cornelia, 
born December 22, 1853. 4. Bessye Wolcott. 
born January 15. 1857; married Percival Rob- 
erts Jr. 5. Harriet Wolcott, born December 
28, i860; married Dr. Herbert Norris. 

(IN) Theodore (2). son of Theodore (i) 
Frothingham, was born in Boston, Massachu- 
setts, March 22, 1848. He was prepared for 


college under Reginald Chase, in Philadelphia, 
and matriculated at Harvard College, joining 
as sophomore the class of 1870. He graduated 
with his cousin, Roger W'olcott. After he left 
college he engaged in business in Philadelphia 
as a ship broker and commission merchant 
until the year 1886. He then became con- 
nected with the Solicitors" Loan and Trust 
Company as secretary, and later as vice-presi- 
dent and treasurer ; secretary and assistant 
treasurer of the Schuylkill River East Side 
Railroad Company since 1886; president of 
the Commercial Trust Company from 1894 
until 1900; vice-president and treasurer of the 
Philadelphia Securities Company since 1898, 
and secretary and treasurer of the Assets 
Realization Company since 1900. He was 
director of the Young Men's Christian Asso- 
ciation for a number of _\-ears, and was also 
director of the. Philadelphia Orthopedic Hos- 
pital for many years, being for three years its 
treasurer. He has been director of the Penn- 
sylvania Institute for the Deaf and Dumb for 
the past ten years, and as director has been 
connected with a number of other corporations. 
He was vice-president of the Harvard Club 
of Philadelphia from 1S92 to 1S95, and presi- 
dent from 1895 to 1S98. He was second vice- 
president of the New England Society of 
Pennsylvania from 1901 to 1903, and prejidtnt 
from 1903 to 1906. Pie is a member of the 
Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, Country and other 

He married. May 22, 18S8, Lucy Jaudon 
Harris, of Philadelphia. They have five chil- 
dren : Theodore, born April 19, 1889; Thomas 
Harris, .\pril 5, 1891 ; Huntington \\'olcott, 
September 19, 1893; William Eainbridge, Oc- 
tober 30, 1898; Dorothea. May 6, 1909. 

Mrs. Theodore Frothingham was the daugh- 
ter of Captain Thomas Cadwalader Harris, 
L'nited States navy, and Mary Louise Dain- 
bridge Jaudon. She was born in Philadelphia, 
December 23, 1866. The father of Captain 
Thomas Cadwalader Harris was Dr. Thomas 
Harris, born January 3, 1784, who was the 
first surgeon-general of the United States 
navy. He practiced for many years in Phila- 
delphia, and was a prominent man of his time. 
The father of Dr. Thomas Harris was \\"i\- 
liam Harris, born in Chester county. Pennsyl- 
vania, in 1757. and was a revolutionary officer, 
later serving as brigadier-general. He was a 
member of the legislature during the years 
1779-80. and 1810-TI-12. He died September 
4, 1812. This patriot was the son of Thomas 
Harris, born in 1722. who came in 1747 from 
Ireland, and settled in Chester county. Pcnn- 

Celtic in origin, the name 

MORGAN Morgan in the principality of 
Wales is older than the advent 
of the Saxon race or language. The deriva- 
tion has Tiot been conclusively determined, but 
Dixon, an English authority on surnames, 
says it means by sea, or by the sea, which is 
probably as nearly accurate as any explanation 
may be. The name is allied to the Scotch 
ccaim iiior, meaning big headland. Another 
possible derivation is from the Welsh )iiorc 
can. meaning sea burn, which is not essentially 
different from the former interpretation, by 
the sea. 

The name was common at the time of the 
Conquest, and appears in the Domesday Book 
and in the liattle .\bbey Roll. Among the 
^^'elsh, several sovereign princes and other 
potentates of the Morgan stock were living as 
far back as tlie year 300 or 400. One of these 
princes, Morgan of Gla ]\Iorgan. in 725, is 
said to have invented trial by jury, a procedure 
which he called "the apostolic law." "As 
Christ and the twelve Apostles are finally to 
judge the world, so human tribunals should 
be composed of the king and twelve wise 
men." This institution i)receded by a cen- 
tury and a half the time of Alfred the Great, 
who is generally credited with the law. 

In the latter part of the sixteenth century 
the family from which were derived the ances- 
tors of the American branch, moved from 
Wales to Bristol. England. The immediate 
family of Miles }^Iorgan, who came to Massa- 
chusetts, was of Glamorganshire, Wales, and 
there is reason to believe that his father was 
William Morgan, .-\mong the early families 
of the American pioneers there was a tradition 
of a little book owned by James Morgan, the 
brother of Miles Morgan, dated before 1600, 
and inscribed with the name of William ^lor- 
gan of Llandaff. Other evidence in the shape 
of antique gold sleeve-buttons stam.ped "W. 
]\I.," in the possession of James Morgan, 
pointed to the same conclusion, and these were 
said to have been an heirloom from William 
Morgan of Llandaff. 

Arms — or, a griffin segreant sable ; crest — 
a reindeer's head coupled or, attired gules; 
motto — Onward and Upward. 

(I) Miles IMorgan, who founded the family 
of his name in New England, was born prob- 
ably in Llandaff, Glamorganshire, Wales, 
about 1615. Accompanying his older brother, 
Tames Morgan, who settled in New London, 
Connecticut, and John Morgan, who went to 
\'irginia, he sailed from Bristol. England, and 
arrived in Boston in -\pril, 1636. His first 
residence was in Roxbury, and there it is 

■>ri5 Uy>.\ii ■' 


iK-lievcd lie remained for some years. Sub- 
^ciiiiently lie joined the company, which led 
bv Sir U'illiam I'ynchon, had founded Aga- 
\v-im (Springfield)' on the Connecticut river. 
It' is not an historical certainty that he was 
with the first company which went inland 
from r.oston, or that he was one of the found- 
er- of Agawam. That place was established 
i„ 1636, and the name of Miles Morgan ap- 
pear-; on the records in 1643. showing that he 
was there before that time, but how long 
before is not known. 

He became one of the leading men of Aga- 
wam. He acquired an extensive tract of land, 
-uul was also a trader, sailing a vessel up ana 
down the river. One of the few fortified 
houses in Agawam belonged to him, and he 
was one of the leaders of the militia, having 
the rank of sergeant. In all the fighlmg m 
which the little settlement was engaged to 
protect itself from the attack of the surround- 
in"' ravages, he was mud; depended upon for 
his valor and his skill as a soldier. W hen, 
during King Philip's War in 1675. the Indians 
made an attack on Agawam and nearly de- 
stroyed the town, his house was the central 
place of refuge for the belcagurcd inhabitants. 
His sons, following the footsteps of their 
father, were two noted Indian hunters, and 
one of them, Peletiah Morgan, was killed by 
the Indians. In the "records or list 01 ye 
names of the townsmen or men of this Towne 
of Springfield in February, 1664, written by 
Flizur Ilolvoke," he appears as Serj. Aides 
Morgan, In i6S5-v- i66o-6-'-68 he was a 
selectman. He served as constable one year, 
and at different times as fence viewer, high- 
way survevor. and overseer of highways, and 
also on various town committees. He died 
May 28 1699. A bronze statue of a Puritan 
soldier standing in one of the public parks 
of Springfield enduringly commemorates his 

He married (first) in 1643, Prudence Gil- 
bert of Beverly, Massachusetts. The tradition 
is that on the vessel on which he came to 
r.oston Prudence Gilbert was also a passenger, 
and there he made her acquaintance. She was 
coming to the new world to join members of 
her family already located in Beverly. After 
he had settled in Springfield he sent word to 
her and proposed marriage. She accepted the 
offer, and the young man with two friends and 
;ui Indian guide leading pack horses, marched 
across ^Massachusetts from the Connecticut 
river to the "land of the people of the east 
where the two young people were married. 
After the marriage the household goods of the 
young couple were laden on the packhorses, 
and the bride on foot tramped back to Spring- 

field, one hundred and twenty miles, escorted 
by the bridegroom and his friends. She died 
Januarv 14, i6to. Issue: i. Mary Morgan 
born February 4, 1644; married Edmund 
Pryngrvdays. 2. Jonathan Morgan, born No- 
vember' 16, 1646, died 1714; married Sarah 
Coolev. 3. David Morgan, born September 
2^. 1648, died May 30, 1731 ; married Mary, 
daughter of Tohii and Mary Clark. 4. Pelatiah 
Morgan, born Julv 7. 1650. killed by Indians in 
ir>76. 5. Isaac Morgan, born May 12. 1652, 
died between 1706 and 1708; married Abigail, 
daughter of Samuel Gardner of Hadley, Mas- 
>;achu<;etts. 6. Liddia Morgan, born Aprd 8, 
i6c,3 : married John Pierce. 7. Hannah Mor- 
gan, born April n, 1655, died January 7, 
1698; married Samuel Terry, Jr. 8. Mercy 
Morgan, born July 8. 165S. He married (sec- 
ond TFebruary IS, 1670, Elizabeth, daughter of 
Thomas and 'Margaret Bliss. Issue: 9. Na- 
thaniel Morgan, of whom below. 

(II) Nathaniel Morgan, son of Miles and 
Elizabeth (Bhss) ^lorgan, was born m 
Springfield, June 14. 1671- He settled in 
West" Springfield, where he made his home 
during his entire life and was a successful 
farmer. He died August 30, 1752- He mar- 
ried. Januarv 17, 1691. Hannah Bird, who 
died June 7- I75i- Of the seven sons and 
two daughters of this marriage, all the sons 
and one daughter lived to be over seventy 
years of age. Issue: Nathaniel, born Feb- 
ruary 16, 1692; Sam.uel, born 1694, died m 
December, 1699; Ebenezer, born 1696; Han- 
nah, born 1698: Miles, born 1700; Joseph, of 
whom below; James, born 1705; Isaac, born 
1708, died November 7, 1796; Elizabeth, born 

'' (III) Jo-^eph ^lorgan, son of Nathaniel and 
Hannah (Bird) ^lorgan, was born December 
3 1702. He lived on the paternal tarm m 
West Springfield. He died November 7, I773- 
He married, in 1735. ^I^ry Stebbins, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin Stebbins; she was born July 
6 1712, and died December 6, 1798- Issue: i. 
Joseph of whom below. 2. Titus, died m in- 
fancy. 3. Titus, born July 19. i74o; married 
Sarah, daughter of Ebenezer Morgan a son 
of David Morgan and a grandson of Miles 
Mor^^an. 4. Lucas, born February 26. 1743; 
married (first) Tryphene Smith, died Febru- 
ary 20 1793: married (second) Betsy Last- 
man, o'f Granbv. Alassachusetts, daughter of 
William Eastman. 5. Elizabeth, born December 
-^^ 174; died April 12, 1782: married Thomas 
White.' 6. Judah. born March 22. 1749; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Shivoy. ?■ Jesse, born March 
-^2 1740 died June m, 1810; married (first) 
^j^rcv '^tebbin-;. of Deerfield, Massachusetts, 
died 'June 8, 1806; married (second) Widow 


Hannah Stebbins, of Deerfield. 8. Hannah, 
born November 29, 1751 ; mnrried John I.t-gg. 
(I\') Joseph (2) Morgan, son of Joscpli 
(I) and Mary (Stebbins) Morgan, was born 
February 19, 1736. He was a captain of 
mihtia, and in character as well as in pliysirjue 
he was reckoned one of the staunchest men of 
western Massachusetts. He married, Septem- 
ber 9, 1765, Experience Smith, born October 

23, 1741. Issue: I. Eurydice [Morgan, born 
November 28, 1765: married Russell Ely. 2. 
Huldah, born November 27, 1767, died [March 

24, 1770. 3. Huldah, born .April iS, 1770; 
married Edmund Ely. 4. Nancy, born July 
22, 1772. 5. Achsah, born August 16, 1774; 
married (first) Samuel D. Chapin, died Octo- 
ber 25, iSoi : married (second) Nehemiah D. 
Beardsley. 6. Joseph, of whom below. 7. 
Betsey, born July 4. 17S2. died July 13, 1786. 

(V) Joseph (3) Morgan, son of Joseph (2) 
and E.xperience (Smith) Morgan, was born 
January 4, 1780. Leaving home when he was 
a young man he settled in Hartford, Connec- 
ticut, and became a successful and respected 
hotelkeeper. He died in 1S47. He married 
Sarah Spencer, of Middletown, Connecticut. 
Issue: 1. Mary, married Rev. James A. Smith, 
a Congregp.tionp.l c!ergn,'man of Connecticut. 
2. Lucy, married James Goodwin, president of 
the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Com- 
pany ; their son, James Junius Goodwin, was 
a banker and broker in New York. 3. Junius 
Spencer, of whom below. 

(\'I) Junius Spencer [Morgan, son of Joseph 
(3) and Sarah (Spencer) Morgan, was born in 
West Springfield, Massachusetts, April 14, 
1813. His early years were spent in Hartford, 
Connecticut, where he was educated. \\'hen he 
had grown to manhood he went to Boston and 
entered the banking house of Albert Wells, 
where he gained his first knowledge of that 
business in which he afterward became success- 
ful and distinguished. In July, 1834, he moved 
to New York, entering the banking house of 
Morgan, Kctchum & Company. Remaining in 
New York only about two years he returned to 
his native city and there established himself in 
business as a dry goods merchant in the firms 
of Howe, Mather & Company and Mather, 
Morgan & Company. Subsequently he went 
again to Boston, and still continuing in tlie 
dry goods business became a partner of J. M. 
Beebe in the famous firm of Beebe. Morgan 
& Company, which in its prime was one of the 
largest and most influential houses in that 
trade in the L"nited States. 

Mr. Morgan visited England in 1S53. anl, 
upon the invitation of George Peabody, he- 
came associated with that great hanker as his 
partner in October, 1S54. In ten years he 

succeeded entirely to the business of Air. Pea- 
body, and established the house of J. S. Mor- 
gan & Company, which shortly became one of 
the largest banking houses in the world. The 
later years of his life were spent largely 
abroad, but he never lost his love for his native 
country, and during the civil war he gave sub- 
stantial assistance to the cause of the national 
government. He was a man of generous in- 
stincts, and contributed handsomely to the sup- 
port of educational and public institutions. 
His activity as a layman in the affairs of th.e 
Protestant Episcopal church was noteworthy, 
and among, otlier institutions, Trinity College, 
of Hartford, Connecticut, .owed much to his 
munificence. Fie died in Nice, France, in 
1895, as the result of an accident. He mar- 
ried, in Boston, in iS3('), Juliet Pierpont, 
daughter of Rev. John and Mary Sheldon 
(Lord) Pierpont. Issue: i. John Pierpont, 
of whom below. 2. Sarah Spencer, born De- 
cember 5, 1839; married George Hale Mor- 
gan, born February 14, 1840, son of George 
Denison and Caroline A. (Hale) Morgan, of 
Flartford, Connecticut, and New York City, 
and a descendant of James Morgan, of New 
London, Connecticut. 3. Alary Lyman, born 
November 5, 1844; married in London, Eng- 
land. Walter H. Burus, of New York. 4. 
Junius Spencer, born April 6, 1846, died 
young. 5. Juliet Pierpont, born December 4, 
1847; married John Brainard Alorgan, son of 
George DcTiison and Caroline A. (Hale) Alor- 

(\'II) John Pier]5ont Morgan, only son of 
Junius Spencer and Juliet (Pierpont) Morgan, 
was born in Hartford, Connecticut, April 17, 
1837, died in Rome, Italy, Alarch 31, 1913. 
He was educated in the English High School 
in Boston, and then studied in the Univer- 
sity of (jottingen, Germany, where he com- 
pleted a full course, returning to the United 
States when twenty years of age. He engaged 
in the banking business with Duncan Sherman 
& Company, of New York City in 1857, and 
there obtained a full knowledge of finance in 
a house which at that time was one of the most 
prominent in the country. In 1S60 he became 
American agent and attorney for George Pea- 
body & Company, of London, with which 
house his father was connected, and in 1864 
he engaged in banking on his own account in 
the firm of Dabney, Alorgan & Company. In 
1871 he became a member of the famous bank- 
ing house of Drexel, Morgan & Company, the 
name of which in 1895 '^^''i^ changed to J. P. 
Morgan & Company. At the same tin-^e he 
was also a member of the firm of J. S. Mor- 
gan & Company, of London, of which his 
father was the founder, and upon the death 




of his pnrent, he succcodcil him in that con- 
cern. Thus he was head of the greate-t private 
bank in America, and of one of the most intlu- 
eritial monetary institutions in England. 

His ])rceminence as a banker and financier 
was recognized for nearly a quarter of a cen- 
tury. In those respects he was one of the most 
potent powers that the L'nited States has ever 
known, and rivalled even the strongest men in 
Euro])e. hi the wonderful industrial and 
financial development which characterized the 
closing years of the ninel<-enth century in the 
United States, and especially in the develop- 
ment of that movement toward the consolida- 
tion of industrial enterprises, Mr. Morgan was 
not only prominent, but it is not too much to 
say that at that time he exercised the most 
powerful and helpful inlluence ever displayed 
by any man in the financial history of the coun- 
try. Particularly will his genius and inde- 
fatigable labors in the organization and de- 
velopment of the United States Steel Corpora- 
tion he long remembered as a masterly achieve- 
ment, and in the opinimi of many, as laying 
the substantial foundation for the great indus- 
trial prosperity of the country which followed 
in the years immediately alter this accomplish- 

Mr. Morgan was connected with nearly all 
notable financial undertakings of his time, and 
his influence was always of the soundest char- 
acter and conducive to the public welfare as 
well as to the investing interests. A list of the 
important rcorganizatiotis of railroad com- 
panies, the organizations of loans, and the 
underwriting of industrial enterprises which 
have been handled by him would be long and 
imposing. Also in public affairs were his 
services to the country of inestimable value. 
Especially in 1894 and 1895, and at other 
times of threatened monetary stringency, he 
contributed substantially and etYectively to 
protecting the credit of the United States 

Although, when the banking disturbances 
in New York City in the autunm of 1907 
threatened to overwhelm the entire country 
with supreme disaster, he had been largely 
retired from active participation in affairs. 
Air. Morgan came forward again to save 
the situation. In the grave emergency which 
then arose he took the lead in measures in- 
stituted to prevent the widespread destruc- 
tion of public credit and overthrow of indus- 
trial and financial institutions that was immi- 
nent. His leadership in those trying days was 
unreservedly accepted !))• men who were fore- 
most in the financial world in New York City, 
and as well throughout the United States. 
Among his associates he was relied upon for 

initiative and for powerful influence, and even 
the national administration depended upon his 
advice and assistance, .\fter the battle had 
been won and confidence restored it was every- 
where recognized that his financial genius and 
masterly control of men and aft'airs had been 
the main instruments in saving the country, 
if not the world, from the worst disaster that 
had impended for a generation. The great 
masters of finance in London, Paris and other 
monetary centers of Europe did not withhold 
their warmest praise and indorsement of hi- 
accomplishment, while his associates in the 
American fields of finance and industry ha\e 
been profuse in acknowledgement of the pre- 
eminent service that he rendered to the coun- 

Mr. Morgan was also a large investor in th.c 
great business enterprises of the country, and 
a director in more than two score financial, 
railroad and industrial corporations. Typically 
foremost among the enterprises in wliich he 
held important interests and exercised pro- 
nounced influence in the direction of their 
aff'airs were the following: The United States 
Steel Corporation, the Cleveland, Cincinnati. 
Chicago & St. Louis Railway Company, the 
Eirst National Bank of the City of New York, 
the General Electric Company, the Lake Erie 
& \\'estern Railroad Company, the Lake Shore 
& Michigan Southern Railway Company, the 
Michigan Central Railroad Company.the Na- 
tionafBank of Commerce of New 'S'ork, the 
New York & Harlem River Railroad t.'om- 
panv, the New York Central & Hudson River 
Railroad Company, the New York, New I lavcn 
& Hartford Railroad Company, the West 
Shore Railroad Company, and the Western 
Union Telegraph Company. 

A man of broad culture and refined tastes, 
Mr. Alorgan did not confine himself to busi- 
ness affairs. He was particularly interested 
in art, being one of its most generous patrons, 
and one of the accomplished connoisseurs of 
the world. Some of the finest works of the 
great masters of olden times and of the pre-ent 
were owned by him. His collection of art nh- 
jects is recognized as one of the largesi, most 
important, and most valuable ever brought to- 
gether bv a single private individual. A con- 
siderable part of this great collection was 
acquired during the ten vears or so preced- 
ing 190S, and has been kept in Kensuigton 
Aluseum, London, in the Metropolitan Museum 
of Art, in New York City, and in Mr. Mor- 
gan's private galleries in London and New 
York. It consists not only of rare and valuable 
paintings, but exquisite porcelains, marble re- 
liefs, bronzes, enamels, fabrics and otl'.er ob- 


Mr. Morgan's Xew York residence was on 
Madison avenue, and he had a country seal. 
"Cragston," at Highland Falls, Xew York. 
He also had a house at Roeliampton, near 
Wimbledon, a suburb of London, and one 
near Kensington. Adjoining his Xew York 
City residence he had a fine private art gallery 
which contains many of his art treasures. He 
was a member of the leading clubs of New 
York City and London, and was one of the 
founders and president of the Metropolitan 
Club of New York, and was for several years 
commodore of the New York Yacht Clulj. 
Particularly interested in the Metropolitan 
Art Museum, he was a generous benefactor to 
tliat institution and was its president. He 
arranged to erect in Hartford, Connecticut, 
an art building in memory of his father, to be 
called the Morgan Memorial; the cornerstone 
of this edifice was laid .April 23. 1908. He 
was one of the trustees of Columbia Univer- 
sity, a director or trustee of various other edu- 
cational and philanthropic institutions, a mem- 
ber of the Protestant Episcopal church, and 
several times was a lay delegate from the dio- 
cese of New York to the general conventions 
of that religious body. 

Mr. Morgan married (first") Amelia, daugh- 
ter of Jonathan and Mary (Cady) Sturgess, 
of New York City. She died, and he m.arried 
(second) in 1865, Frances Louise, daughter of 
Charles and Louise (Kirkland) Tracy, of New 
York City. Issue: i. John Pierpont, born 
1867; graduated from Harvard University, 
class of 18S9. and since then has been engaged 
in the banking business of his father: he re- 
sides in j\Iadison avenue, XTew York City, and 
is a member of the ^Metropolitan. L'nion, L'ni- 
versity. Riding, X"ew York Yacht and other 
clubs : he married, in 1891, Jane Xorton Grew, 
daughter of Henry Sturgis and Jane X'orton 
(Wigglesworth) Grew, of Boston; she was 
born in Boston, September 30, 186S; they have 
one son, Junius Spencer, born in 1892. 2. 
Louisa Pierpont, married Herbert L. Satterlee. 
3. Juliet Pierpont, married W. Pierson Hamil- 
ton. 4. Anne Tract. 

The surnames Gardner and 
GARDXER Gardiner are identical and 

the two spellings have been 
in use by members of the same family for 
many generations, .\ccording to an old family 
Bible in a record made in 1790. George Gard- 
ner, the immigrant ancestor, was a son of 
Joseph Gardner, of England, grandson of Sir 
Thomas Gardner or Gardiner. Knight. George 
Gardner was evidently a man of education. 
He v.'as admitted an inhabitant of X'ewport in 
1638, and in 1640 was present at a general 

court of election, and from that time until 
1677, when lie died, liis name is often in the 
public records. Gardner and Gardener were 
more common spellings in the earliest records 
than Gardiner. George Gardner, it is thought, 
was related to Thomas Gardner, who dieil in 
Roxbury, ALissachusetts, in Xovember, 1638, 
and whose grandson, Caleb Gardner, son of 
his son Thomas, also settled in X'ewport. 

About 1640 George Gardner married (first) 
Herodias (Long) W'ickes. She made the 
statement that she was married to John W'ickes 
in London without the knowledge of her 
friends, when she was between thirteen and 
fourteen years old. Soon after coming to 
Rhode Island the Gardners separated and he 
went to Xew Amsterdam. She was divorced 
and married John Porter, who had also been 
divorced from his wife. She was a Quaker 
and once walked to Boston with a young child 
in her arms to receive a whipping to which she 
had been sentenced by the Quaker-baiting 
Puritan authorities there. George Gardner 
married (second) Lydia Bolton, daughter of 
Robert and Susannah Bolton. Children by 
first wife: Benoni, born 1645-47, died in 1731 ; 
Henry, died 1744; George, married, February 
13, 1670, Tabitha Tafft ; William, born in 1651, 
died in 171 1 : Xicholas, mentioned below ; Dor- 
cas, born 1654, married John Watson ; and Re- 
becca. Children by second wife: Joseph, mar- 
ried, Xovember 30, 1693, Catherine Holmes; 
Lydia, married, April 4, 16S4, Joseph Smith; 
Hilary: Peregrine: Robert, died in Providence 
in 1690: and Jeremiah. 

(II) Nicholas Gardner, son of George 
Gardner, was born in Ne\vport, Rhode Island, 
in 1654. He was given a large farm by his 
wealthy stepfather. John Porter, and settled in 
Kingstown, Rhode Island. He took the oath 
of allegiance in 1671, and died in 1712. He 
married Hannah . Among their chil- 
dren was Nicholas, mentioned below. 

(III) Nicholas (2) Gardner, son of Nich- 
olas (i) Gardner, was born in Kingstown, 
Rliode Island, about 1680. He married there, 
October 13. 1709, Mary Eldred, daughter of 
Thomas Eldred, of Kingstown. Children, 
born at Kingstown : Nicholas, born December 
6, 1710; Ezekiel, mentioned below; Sylvester, 
August 3, 1714; Hannah, September 2. 1717; 
Aniey, June 17, 1723; Susannah;, 
October i, 1729; and Dorcas. 

(I\-) Ezekiel Gardner, son of Xicholas (2) 
Gardner, was born September 29, 1712, at 
Kingstown, Rhode Island. He married, Au- 
gust 29, 1734,. Dorcas Watson (Rev. Ejjhraim 
Gardner officiating). Among their children 
was Ezekiel, mentioned below. 

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(i) Gardner, was born about 1740, in Kings- 
town, Rhode Island, or vicinity. He married. 
May 17, i/'-M' ^^ North Kingston, formerly 
part of Kingstown, Sarah or Susannah Cong- 
ildii (Elder Samuel Ma\o officiating). Her 
name is given as Sarah in the marriage records 
and as Susannah in the birth records of her 
children. Children, born at Xorth Kingston : 
IJavid, born August 6, 1764: Mary, ^larch 3, 
1766; Ezekiel, mentioned below; Hannah, 
March 6, 1770; Dorcas, February 3, 1772; 
Susannah, April 28, 1774; Ann, March 15, 
1776; Elisha, January 28, 1778; William, Octo- 
ber 15, 1780; Palmer, April 29, 1783; Oliver, 
May 20. 1785 : Jesse and Almy, ?»Iarch 7, 1789; 
and JetTrey, October 21, 1791. 

(VI) Hon. Ezekiel (3) Gardner, son of 
I'.zckiel (2) Gardner, was born at Xorth 
Kingston, Rhode Island, January 19, 1768. 
lie was for many years a magistrate and was 
commonly called Judge Ezekiel Gardner. He 
married Ruth Tillinghast. Among their chil- 
dren, born at Xorth Kingston, was George, 
mentioned belcw. 

(VII) George Gardner, son of Hon. Eze- 
kiel (3) Gardner, was born at Xorth Kingston, 
Rhode Island, on the farm on Congdon Hill. 
He followed farming in his native town and 
died there. Ele was buried in Elm Grove 
Cemetery. He married Mary A. Burlingame. 
who died in Xorth Kingston and was buried 
by his side. Children : Frances Ann, married 
Hon. William W. Congdon (see Congdon 
VII) ; George Henrv-, mentioned below: Ruth 
Em.eline, died unmarried, and Mary Esther, 
who died unmarried. 

(\'III) George Henry Gardner, son of 
George Gardner, was born at Xorth Kings- 
ton, Rhode Island. He attended the public 
schools of his native town and the Lapham 
Institute. He started in his business career 
in the wool business, and learned the details 
of wool manufacture in the employ of the late 
Edward Harris, of Woonsocket, Rhode Island. 
He began to manufacture blankets in Philadel- 
phia, Pennsylvania, and still resides in that 
city. He is- now retired, having acquired a 
competence in business. 

He married (first) Xancy Gardner Greene, 
who was born in Providence, daughter of Wil- 
liam Ellery and Abby (Peckham) Greene. 
They had two children : George, who died 
May 26, 1913. unmarried, was postmaster of 
Wickford; Abbie Peckham, who for many 
years made her home with her uncle, Hon. 
William Washington Congdon, of Wickford, 
where she now lives. George Henry Gardner 
married (second) Rachel Francenia George, 
of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and they have 

three children: Francis Murray, Ada Joseph- 
ine and Harriet Langworthy. 

(The Congdon Line). 

(I) P.enjamin Congdon, the immigrant an- 
cestor, was born about 1650, and settled as 
early as 1O71, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. 
He bought two hundred and thirty acres of 
land at Kingstown, Rhode Island, September 
20, 1 67 1, and removed thither a few years 
later. He was admitted a freeman in 1677. 
In 1683 he was a planter of Portsmouth and 
he was one of the eighteen purchasers of seven 
thousand acres of vacant land in Xarragansett 
in 1710. He married Elizabeth Albro, who 
died Xovember 15, 1720, daughter of John and 
Dorothy Albro. Benjamin Congdon died June 
17, 1718. According to family tradition he 
was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales, and came 
with his brother John to this country. His 
fallier's name, it is said, was also John and 
his mother was a daughter of the earl of Pem- 
broke. Children : \\'illiam, mentioned belov.- ; 
Benjamin and John, settled in Xorth Kings- 
town ; James, in Kingstown; Elizabeth and 

(II) \\'illiam Congdon, son of Benjamin 
Congdon, lived at South and Xorth Kingston. 
He died at Xorth Kingston in 1761. His will 
was dated June i, 1754, and proved February 
9, 1761. His second wife Margaret died about 
1754. Children: Joseph, William, mentioned 
below ; Margaret, Elizabeth, Abigail. 

(III) William (2) Congdon, ""son of Wil- 
liam (i) Congdon, was born at. Xorth Kings- 
ton, Rhode Island, January 25, 1698. He 
married, March 30. 1732. .Ann Gifford. He 
lived at Xorth and South Kingston. The rec- 
ord of birth of his children has the names 
missing in South Kingston. The dates are 
given, as follows : Ann, born February 28 or 
29, 1733: Haimah. !Marcli 2^. 1735; William, 

mentioned below; , January 11, 1739; 

, Alarch 28, 1741 ; -, February 24, 

1743; , August 24, 1744; ■ , April 

30, : , May 17, ; , Janu- 
ary 20, . 

(IV) William (3) Congdon, son of Wil- 
liam (2) Congdon, was born at South Kings- 
ton, Rhode Island, December 29, 1736. He 

married Abigail . Children, bom at 

Xorth Kingston: Rebecca, born July 22, 1757; 
Mary, October 22, 1758: William, March 24. 

17 — , died September 6, ; Gideon, born 

February 12, 176 — , died young; Abigail, Feb- 
ruary 5, 176 — , died same year; Abigail, June 
17, 1770; Daniel, mentioned below; Frances, 
born September 27, 1775, died September 8, 
1777. Following these births are dates rang- 



iiig from 176S to 1782 without names, tliat are 
doubtless the dates of births and deaths of 
other children, whose names have been oblit- 
erated by time on the old record. 

(V) Captain Daniel Congdon, son of Wil- 
liam (3) Congdon, was born at North Kings- 
ton, Rhode Island, Xovember i, 1772. He was 
a farmer in the village of Hamilton, Xorth 
Knigston. According to the vital records he 
married, January 24, 1797, Hannah Thurston, 
of South Kingston. Thurston may be an error 
of reading for Stanton or she may have been 
a widow. He certainly married Hannah Stan- 
ton, born January 13, 1776. died December 31, 
1853. at South Kingston, and he died there 
March 20, 1854, in his eighty-third year. Ben- 
jamin Stanton, her father, was born Septem- 
ber 4, 1740, died October 20, 17S7; married,, 
in 1763, Renewed Carpenter, born July S, 1746, 
died at South Kingston, August 2},. 1810, 
daughter of Daniel and Preserved (Smith) 
Carpenter. John Stanton, father of Benjamin 
Stanton, was born April 22, 1674, at Xewport, 
died February 22, 1762; married (first) Feb- 
ruary 9, 1697-9S, Elizabeth Clarke, born 16S0, 
died Xovember 10, 1730. John Stanton re- 
moved to Westerly in 1733, and married (sec- 
ond) October 16, 1734, Susanna Lamphere, 
born 1716, died September 25, 1S07. aged 
ninety-one, having married (second) Decem- 
ber 14, 1763. Peter Boss. By his first wife 
John Stanton had twelve children and by his 
second thirteen children. John Stanton, father 
of John Stanton, was born at Xewport, Rhode 
Island, August, 1645, died June 8, 172S. He 
married (first) 1667, Mary Horndale, l>jrn 
July 6, 1647, daughter of John Horndale, of 
Plymouth, and (second) Alary Clarke, born 
1642, died April 7, 171 1, daughter of Jere- 
miah Clarke, and widow of Governor John 
Cranston, who died IMarch 12, 1680. By his 
first wife John Stanton had seven children 
and by his second one child. Robert Stanton, 
father of John Stanton, and the pioneer in this 
country, was born in 1599 in England, settled 
at Portsmouth, Rhode Island, in''i63S: was a 
admitted a freeman of Xewport; was sergeant 
in 1655; buried at Xewport, June 29, 1672; 
had children by wife Avis: Sarah, Mary, 
John, Daniel. Children of Daniel Congdon: 
Benjamin, Daniel, John, William, Stanton W., 
mentioned below ; Abby, Mary Ann, Sarah, 

(VI) Stanton W. Congdon, son of Captain 
Daniel Congdon, was born at Xorth Kingston. 
He was educated in the public schools of his 
native town. When a young man he followed 
farming, and afterward he was proprietor of 
a hotel at Wickford and another at Xatick, 
Rhode Island. In politics he was a Whig. He 

was a member of the Baptist church. He mar- 
ried twice, his first wife being Izett Hannnond, 
by whom he had the following children : Wil- 
liam Washington, mentioned below ; Daniel, 
now deceased, who married Ruth Gardiner^ 
and had one son, Walter B. ; Izett Frances, 
now deceased, who married Cassander 
Thomas, and had one son. William W. Stan- 
ton W. Congdon married (second) Lucv Bur- 
lingame. and to this union was born children, 
namely: Zachariah, living in Providence; 
Henry S., living in Wickl'ord ; Laura, now 
deceased ; Annie, living in Wickford. 

(\']I) William Washington Congdon, eld- 
est son of Stanton W. and" Izett (Hammond) 
Congdon, was born on tlie Hammond farm, 
in the south part of the town of Xorth Kings- 
town, Rhode Island, February 22, 1831. He 
acquired his educational training in the dis- 
trict schools of his native town, and upon 
leaving home went to Providence, in which 
city he served for two years as an apprentice 
to the carpenter's trade. His career in Provi- 
dence was terminated in 1S54, however, on 
account of the illness of his father, and he 
returned to Wickford and purchased the livery 
business which his father was then conducting. 
In connection with the livery business Mr. 
Congdon also established a line of coaches 
from Wickford Junction to Wickford, which 
he successfully conducted until the opening of 
the Xewport and Wickford branch railroad. 
The opening of this railroad resulted in his 
abandoning the stage line, and he was ofiered 
the position of conductor with the railroad, 
which he accepted, becoming the first con- 
ductor on this road. After filling this position 
for a period of fifteen years, with efficiency 
and ability, Mr. Congdon resigned the posi- 

Mr. Congdon had for many years taken an 
active and interested part in the affairs of Ins 
native town, and in 1S94 he was elected to 
represent his town in the general assembly of 
the state, and served as a member of that body 
for a period of four years. In 189S he was 
elected a member of the state senate and con- 
tinued as an influential member of the upper 
house of the general assembly until 1903, when 
on account of failing health he declined re- 
election. During his service as a member of 
the general assembly he served on various im- 
portant committees. 

In political faith Senator Congdon v/as a 
stalwart Republican, and always took an active 
interest in the affairs and success of that party. 
For a number of years he was a member of 
the town council of his native town, and for 
several yeai's was deputy sheriff of Washing- 
ten county. In religious faith he was a Bap- 

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tiM, attending the First Baptist Church at 
Wick ford. Air. Congdon was a member of 
t!ic board of trustees of the W'ickford Savings 
r.ank, and a director of the Wickford Na- 
tional Bank for many years, up to the time 
of the latter's absorption by the Industrial 
Trust Company of Providence. lie was one 
iif the most prominent members of Beacon 
Lodge, No. 38, Lidependent Order of Odd 
Follows, of Wickford, of which he was past 
grand, and he was always deeply interested 
in the attairs of that order. 

Senator Congdon was united in marriage to 
Frances Ann Gardner, daughter of George and 
Mary A. (Burlingame) Gardner (see Gard- 
ner VII). To this union was born one daugh- 
ter, Grace Congdon, who died in infancy. Sen- 
ator and Mrs. Congdon took into their home 
their niece, Abbie P. Gardner, whose mother 
died when she was three months old, who con- 
tinued to make her home with them and ten- 
derly cared for them during their declining 

Senator Congdon was possessed of an afta- 
ble and genial manner, and being of a sym- 
pathetic and charitable nature won and held 
the friendship of a large circle of friends and 
acquaintances. He passed away at his home 
in Wickford, Rhode Island, August 23, 1905, 
in the seventy-fifth year of his age, honored 
and respected by his fcllcnv townsmen as well 
as by all who knew him. 

The Peck family is ancient and 
PECK numerous in New England, and 
was prominent and influential 
througli tlie Colonial period, and as well 
through the history of a number of common- 
wealths, which have come out of the older col- 
onies. In Rhode Island, and in that part of 
Massachusetts nearby, they have been a con- 
tinuous family and for more than two hun- 
dred and fifty years the Bristol County (Rhode 
Island) Pecks have been among the large land 
owners of their several towns. 

Seekonk, afterward Rehoboth. Massachu- 
setts, and still later Barrington, Rhode Island, 
was the early home and seat of the Pecks with 
which this article deals — the Barrington Pecks. 
Their lands, obtained from the Indians, by the 
■'Original Proprietors," were a part of the 
purchase which was in the area of country 
now partly Swansea, Rehoboth, P.ristol. ^^^a^- 
ren and Barrington. Joseph Peck, the emi- 
grant settler, while at Hingham, represented 
the town in the general court a number of 
times and took an active part in the business 
"■'f tlie town, being selectman, justice of the 
I'cace, etc., and upon his removal to Seekonk 
"'•s name continually appears on the records 

of the town in its management of affairs. His 
Piarrington descendants have guarded well the 
family name and rejiutation, and played well 
their parts as active antt progressive citizens. 
Lieutenant and Deacon Nathaniel Peck, a 
graiulson of the settler, was also one of the 
prominent men of the town, frequently hon- 
ored with public trust. During the Revolu- 
tion, not less than nine of the Peck name from 
Barrington entered the service of their coun- 
try, among them being several officers ; and in 
the late civil war a number of the name were 
found in the ranks, some of whom never re- 
turned. Amos, Benjamin, David, Major Ebe- 
nezer, Joel, Lewis, Alajor Nathaniel, Captain 
Solomon and Nicholas Peck, all of Barring- 
ton, fought for American independence ; 
while Edwin B., Horatio. John H. and Noah 
A. Peck were among those going from the 
town in defence of the Union, 1861-65. 
Among the town's substantial men prominent 
in public life, useful in citizenship, may be 
mentioned Hon. Ebenezer Peck, who after 
honorable service in the Revolution for a num- 
ber of years represented the town in the state 
assembly; Joel Peck; Sebea Peck; Bela Peck; 
Learned Peck; Nathaniel, Ellis, Edwin F. 
Peck, Asa Peck, and his son Leander R.. late 
president of Asa Peck & Companv, Inc. ; 
Walter A. Peck, Albert H. and Horace T. 

(I) Joseph Peck, baptized in Beccles. Suf- 
folk county, England, April 30, 1587, died on 
Seekonk Plain, December 23. 1663. He was 
a son of Robert Peck, and a descendant in the 
twenty-first generation from John Peck, of 
Belton, Yorkshire, settled at Hingham, Nor- 
folk county, England. Joseph Peck married 
(first) May 31, 1C17, Rebecca Clark, who died 
in October, 1637. He married a second time. 
Children: Anna, baptized March 12, 1618; 
Rebecca, May 25, 1620; Joseph, August 23, 
1623; John, about 1626; Nicholas, April 9, 
1630; these were baptized in Hingham, Eng- 
land. Samuel, baptized in Hingham, Massa- 
chusetts, February 3, 1638-39; Nathaniel, of 
further mention ; Israel, March 4, 1644. 

(II) Nathaniel Peck, son of Joseph Peck, 
was born in Hingham, Mascachusetts. where 
he was baptized, October 31, 1641, died young, 
and was buried August 12, 1676. He removed 
with his father and family to Seekonk. and 
there settled upon the lands given him and his 
brother Israel, in what is now the town of 
Barrington, Rhode Island, near what was later 
the residence of Leander R. Peck. These 
lands were a part of those purchased by the 
proprietors of Osamequin. and his son Wam- 
setta. They had been known by the name of 
Poppanomscut, alias Phebe's Neck, Sowanies 


or Sowamsit, are now partly in Bristol, War- 
ren, Swansea, Rehoboth and Barrington. The 
lands given to Nathaniel and Israel by their 
father remained undivided, the most of them 
at least, until after the son of Nathaniel came 
of age. After the decease of Nathaniel they 
are referred to as the lands of Israel and the 
heirs of Nathaniel, and afterwards, as the 
lands of Nathaniel and his Uncle Israel. Na- 
thaniel Peck married Deliverance , who 

was buried :\Iay i, 1675. He had three chil- 
dren, and left at his decease, as appears by the 
Massachusetts Colonial records, two children, 
a son and a daughter. Tv>-o of his cliildren 
were : Nathaniel, of further mention ; Elisha, 
born April 19, 1675, died April 30, 1675. 

(III) Lieutenant Nathaniel (2) Peck, son 
of Nathaniel (1) and Deliverance Peck, was 
born July 26, 1670, died August 5, 1751. He 
settled on the lands left him by his father, 
was a prominent man, and filled various public 
offices. For several years he is called Lieu- 
tenant Nathaniel on the records, then Deacon 
Nathaniel. He married (first) March 8, 
1695-96. Christian Allen, of Swansea, who 
died June 8. 1702; he married (second) July 
iS, 1703. Judith Smith, of Rehoboth, who died 
November 10, 1743. Children: Ebenezer, 
born April 24, 1697; Nathaniel. July 10, 1699; 
Thomas, October 4, 1700; Daniel, July 28, 
1706; David, November, 1707; Abigail, July 
12, 1709; Bathsheba, January 15, 1711; Solo- 
mon, of further mention; ■ , July i, 

1714; John, February 29, 1716. 

(IV) Solomon Peck, son of Lieutenant Na- 
thaniel (2) and Judith (Smith) Peck, was 
born November 12, 1712, died December 8, 
1776. He settled on a part of the homestead. 
He married, December 29, 1737, Keziah 
Barnes, who died July 18, 1792. Children: 
Solomon, of further mention; Keziah, born 
August 2, 1740; Hannah, February 4, 1743; 
Samuel, December 30, 1744; Benjamin, June 
3, 1747; Amos, May i, 1749; Esther, May iS, 
1751 ; Daniel, ]Marc'h 24. 1753; Hannah, Octo- 
ber 17, 1755; Nathaniel, December 7, 1759; 
Ebenezer, December 11, 1762. 

Five of these sons were patriots of the 
Revolution, namely: Captain Solomon and 
Major Ebenezer Peck; Amos Peck was a 
member of Captain Thomas Allen's company 
and appears on the Alarm at Bristol. April i, 

1776, and also served as a member of Captain 
Viall Allen's company in 1780; Colonel Ben- 
jamin Peck; Major Nathaniel, Peck, who 
served in Captain Samuel Bosworth's com- 
pany of artillery, and was one of the guard 
appointed by Colonel Nathan Miller, June 5, 

1777, to serve on Runistick for fifteen days, 
and who served on the militia guard of Bar- 

ringtr.n from .Viiril 5 to May 20, 1778, and 
who later held a majur's commissiun. 

(\') Captain Solomon (2) Peck, son of 
Solomon (i) and Keziah (Barnes) Peck, was 
born October 29. 173S, died August 22, 1814. 
He was a resident of Barrington, Rhode 
Island (place occupied in i860 by his grand- 
son, Asa Peck, and now known as Osanequin 
Farm). Captain Peck was a patriot of the 
Revolution. Pie acted as clerk of the Barring- 
ton Militia as early as ]\Iarch. 1776, and was 
also clerk under Captain \'iall Allen in 1778. 
He was sent as sergeant to warn the militia 
draft for the Second Division, to release those 
on duty, to appear at Colonel Nathaniel Mar- 
tin's house, Saturday, June 21, 1777. On ^lay 
12, 1778. he was commissioned captain of the 
senior class company of militia of Bristol 
county by Governor John Collins. He mar- 
ried, December 8, 1763, Widow Abigail Bar- 
ney, who died June 16, 1S21, a daughter of 
Nathaniel Peck. Children : Abigail, born 
May 12, 1765; Keziah, September 10. .1766; 
Solomon. February 13, 1769; Darius, June 25, 
1772; Ellis, of further mention; Bebee, born 
June I, 1777. 

(\'I) Ellis Peck, son of Captain Solomon 
(2) and Abigail (Peck) (Barney) Peck, was 
born August 2. 1774, was a resident of Bar- 
rington. and died July 27, 1854. He married 
(first) December 10, 1801, Sarah Hill, who 
died June 3, 1817, a daughter of David Hill; 
he married (second) in [March, 1818, Lucy 
Bliss, who died December 9. 1853, a daughter 
of Jacob Bliss. Children: Sarah, born Sep- 
tember 10, 1802; Abigail, March 29, 1804; 
Ellis, May 11, 1806; Hannah D., June 17, 
1810: Asa. of further mention; Hannah. ]\Iav 
26. 1815; William H., Mav 8, 1817. 

(VII) Asa Peck, son of Ellis and Sarah 
(Hill) Peck, was born April 7, 1812, on the 
farm which he later inherited from his father, 
and which went to his son, Leander R., and 
became a drover and cattle broker. Descended 
from a long line of Puritan ancestors of sturdy 
character, he inherited and transmitted to his 
posterity- those trails \\hich in his life reached 
their fullest development, and have produced 
sons and daughters of the highest standing in 
their various spheres of activity. He received 
the usual common school education obtainable 
in those days, and early in life became a tiller 
of the soil, which occupation he followed 
during the whole of his busy life, and for 
many years of it in connection with his other 
enterprises. He began the business or buy- 
ing cattle in the early fifties, and followed it 
until the formation of the firm of .^sa Peck & 
Company. In the purchase of his cattle he 
went to Elaine, and in the purchase of his hogs 



{,<• went to the state of New York, Long 
riami !-oii!id territory being one of his prin- 
fiMa! fields. This was at a time when cattle 
w'rc transported on foot and Mr. Peck would 
t-(i!lcct a herd of about one hundred and fifty 
.i!)'! drive them to Brighton, Massachusetts, 
V. here they were disposed of. In this line, his 
keen business instinct stood him in good 
siiad. and he prospered, so much so that in 
this occupation he laid the foundation of what 
afierward came to be a large fortune. In 1866 
Mr. Peck became the senior member of the 
lirni of /\sa Peck & Company, his son, Lean- 
I'er R., being the other partner. This firm was 
organized for the purpose of handling wool 
wastes, etc., and he continued as a member of 
the firm until some years prior to his death. 

In its fullest sense ^Ir. Peck was a typical 
self-made man. The predominant trait of his 
ciiaracter was industry, combined with a perti- 
nacious adherence to the single purpose in his 
business life. His honesty is best illustrated 
by a saying of his grandson: "Grandfather 
would go as far to pay a debt as to collect one, 
and while he expected a payment to the last 
cent in any debt due him he was equally in- 
sistent in the payment of the last ceni where 
he owed another." It is said that Mr. Peck, 
making a liberal translation of the m.otto on the 
Peck coat-of-arms — Honesty before Riches, — 
instilled that principle most thoroughly into 
the minds of his children. While not a mem- 
ber of any church, he was probably a L'niver- 
salist in his religious belief. He was always 
interested in public aftairs in the town of Bar- 
rington, but being a Democrat, and his party 
in the minority, he had little experience in 
public ofiice. He was, however, a member of 
the town council for many years, and also for 
some time a member of the school committee. 
Another of Mr. Peck's characteristics was his 
cliarit_v, which manifested itself in giving 
where help was most needed and without 
ostentation. No weary wayfarer ever asked 
of Asa Peck a night's lodging and food in 
vain; holding, as he did, tliat the unfortunate 
^vere entitled to such consideration, he gave 
wherever he could, and ungrudgingly. His 
cheerfulness and fondness for the society of 
tl'ie young was also characteristic. In his wife 
he found a helpful consort, the loving wife, the 
devoted mother, the true and consistent friend, 
the high-minded Christian woman, and one 
who endeared herself :o all by her gracious 
virtues of heart and mind. 

Mr. Peck married, ]\Iarch 4, 1839, Lucretia 
?■. a daughter of Enoch Remington, of Bar- 
rington. Children: Adelaide Eliza, born 
March 22, 1S40, married George Lewis Smith ; 
Leander Remington, of further mention ; 


George Asa, born .'-\ugust 22, 1846, died in the 
same year; Juliet Lucretia, born Noveiuber 7, 
1S48, married Manuel F. Seymour; Walter 
Asa, born July 19, 1S54 ; Ida Estelle, born 
January 10, 1S57, married James S. Aborn. 

(\TII) Leander Remington Peck, son of 
Asa and Lucretia S. (Remington) Peck, was 
born February 12, 1S43, died in Providence, 
at his residence, January 28, 1909, and is 
buried in Princess Hill Cemetery, Barring- 
ton. He was educated in Barrington. at the 
high school in Warren under Professor Cady, 
and at East Greenwich Academy. When sev- 
enteen years of age he came to Providence, 
February 14, i860, and took a clerkship in a 
fancy drj- goods and millinery store of his 
uncle, Jeremiah S. Remington, remaining with 
him in this capacity three or four years. In 
1866, in association with his father, the firm 
of Asa Peck & Company was formed, for the 
purpose of purchasing and selling wool, wool 
waste, shoddies and flocks. At this time this 
particular line of business was nev.' to Rhode 
Island, and some eft'orts to make a success of it 
had failed. Mr. Peck, however, had gained 
some insight into the business, and had be- 
come thoroughly imbued with the idea that, 
properly conducted, it could be made a success. 
The first year or so of the business was experi- 
mental, and its success was uncertain. But 
from the expiration of that period, its success 
becaiue assured. The firm of Asa Peck & 
Company, the oldest of the kind in the state, 
long ago also became the leading one, and is so 
at the present time. It is no disparagement to 
anyone else connected with the firm in the past 
or present to say that to Leander R. Peck 
more than to anyone else is due its large meas- 
ure of success. He directed its policy and 
assumed those duties which were most largely 
administrative. The members of the firm were 
Asa Peck, the father, and Leander R., until 
1878, when Walter A., the other brother, be- 
came a member. The father retired from the 
firm some time prior to his death, and Walter 
A. retired in November, 1S99. The firm was 
incoporated, January i, 1903, under the name 
of Asa Peck & Company, Incorporated, the 
officers at the time being: Leander R. Peck, 
president and treasurer; Frederick S., his son, 
assistant treasurer and secretary; G. Howard 
Smith, his nephew, vice-president ; W. W. H. 
Cannon, auditor ; and Walter F. Seymour, 
another nephew, director. 

Leander R. Peck was president of the Law- 
ton Spinning Company, and at one time a 
director and vice-president of the Union Trust 
Company, of Providence. He was also in the 
directorate of many other financial corpora- 
tions, and filled an important place in the com.- 

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niercial life of the county and state. His own 
success was ample guarantee of his abihty 
that his conofctioii with any enterprise gave it 
stability and standing. In politics he was an 
Independent Democrat, and was in the Provi- 
dence City council four years and the Bar- 
rington town council at the time of his death. 
Although he always took a keen interest in 
politics he was not active in this field. He 
was essentially a business man and typiiied the 
best element of that class. He picked out the 
site, purchased the ground, and was among 
those who started the Pomham Club, and in 
its early days was for some }-ears chairman of 
its executive committee, and later its presi- 
dent. He was also a member of several other 
clubs and societies. 

Mr. Peck had his winter home in Provi- 
dence and his summer home in Harrington, 
the latter having been the home of his father, 
and where he and his brothers and sisters were 
born. The farm on which this house stands is 
known as the Osamequin Farm, and has never 
been out of the family since it was set off to 
them by the "Original Proprietors," to whom 
it was deeded by the Indians in 1653. It now 
consists of more than five hundred acres and 
may well be termed a model farm. The soil is 
rich and productive, the fields are inclosed 
mostly with board fences printed white, the 
buildings, whicli I\Ir. Peck tried to keep as 
nearly as possible in their original form, are 
also white, and the grounds around the house 
are spacious, consisting of several acres beau- 
tifully lawned and covered with a great pro- 
fusion of foliage and flowering plants, the 
whole presenting a most pleasing ettect. The 
greenhouse contains many specimens of 
orchids. Mr. Peck's farm was one of his 
enthusiasms along with some fine trotting-bred 
and trained horses which he owned. He kept 
and sped these for pleasure only. In the home 
was the finest private collection of silver and 
copper lustre in the United States, consisting 
of seven hundred pieces of all designs and 
descriptions. Mrs. Peck commenced her col- 
lection in 1899 with a small piece left her by 
an aunt, and one which had belonged to her 
husband's grandfather. There are also many 
pieces of antique Delft ware and W'edgewood 
lustre; old and antique cologne bottles and 
snuff boxes of various designs ; several vases 
more than one hundred years old ; and two val- 
uable candelabra. In one room, which }ilr5. 
Peck called her museum, there is to be found 
but one piece of modern furniture, a tall stand- 
ard lamp. "Early lustre wares were chiefly 
products of the New Hall pottery, at Shelton, 
England, where in 1814, Peter Warburton, 

took out a patent for an invention for deco- 
rating china with pure unadulterated gold, sil- 
ver, platina or other metals, tluxed or lowered 
with lead or any other substance. We are told 
that copper lustre was brought over in the 
'Mayflower.' At a much earlier date the 
\\'aleans were masters of the art of producing 
lustre of rare beauty." 

]\Ir. Peck married, September 3, 1866, 
Sarah Gould Cannon, whose line of descent 
from the "IVIayflower" ancestor will be fcjund 
in connection with this. Children: Frederick 
Stanhope, of further mention ; Edith Remi ig- 
ton. born March 14, 1874, married, November 
15. 1898, Frank N. Phillips, president of the 
American Electrical Works, East Providence, 
and has a daughter, Charlotte, born January 
3, 1903, and a son, Donald Kay, born June 2, 
1912. ^ 

(IX) Frederick Stanhope Peck, son of 
Leander Remington and Sarah Gould ( Can- 
non) Peck, was born in Providence, Rhode 
Island, December 16, 1S6S. He was educated 
in the public schools, and upon leaving them 
became associated with his father in the firm 
of Asa Peck &; Company, continuing thus until 
the death of his father, when he became presi- 
dent of Asa Peck & Company, Incorporated, a 
position he is still filling. He is also vice- 
president of the National Exchange Bank, of 
Providence; vice-president of the Lawton 
Spinning Company and of the Eastern Coal 
Company. Like his father he is a man of 
enterprise and progressive ideas, a man of 
substance and honorable dealing. In public 
life he is a Republican, and served as a mem- 
ber of Harrington town council in 1909; as a 
member of the state central committee since 
1907; was elected a member of the state legis- 
lature from the town of Harrington in 1910; 
was a member of the committee on finance; 
was again elected to the legislature in 1912, 
serving during the sessions of I9r3-I4. and 
was a member of the same committee. His 
beautiful home, "Eelton Court," adjoining 
Osamequin Farm which is also owned by him, 
in Harrington, Rhode Island, is one of the 
finest in tliat section of the state. He is a 
member of the following organizations: Hay 
Sprii;g Volunteer Fire Company, Bristol 
Reading Room, National .Association of Wool 
Manufacturers, Rhode Island Flistorical Soci- 
ety, Rhode Island School of Design, Sons of 
the American Revolution, Society of Colonial 
Wars. Society of Mayflower Descendants, 
Boston Wool Trade Association, Bank Clerks' 
Mutual Benefit Association, and the following 
clubs: Harrington Yacht, Barrington Grange, 
Bay Spring Yacht, Commercial, Economic, 

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i',.MiItani. Providence Art, Providence Cen- 
sf.ii. Klii'de Island Country. Squantum Asso- 
iijtinii. 'lurks Head, and \\'est Side. 

Mr. i'eck married, June 6. 1S94, Mary Roth- 
ivrll I'.urlinganie, born June 30, 1873. wiiose 
siiCistral line will be found in coiniection with 
1I11-. Thev have one child, Helen, born De- 
nniher J2, 1S95. 

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of Mrs. Leande 

R. Peck). 

(1) John Howland wa.s one of the Pilgrims 
will) canic over in the "Maytlower" in the fam- 
ily of Governor Carver, from Levden. IIol- He married Elizabeth, daughter of John 
.•i!i(i Elizabeth Tilley. who came on the "■Mav- 
tiower," at the same time. 

(H) Desire, daughter of John and Eliza- 
beth (Tilley) Howland. married Captain John 

(HI) Desire, daughter of Captain John and 
Desire (Howland) Gorham, married" Captain 
John Hawes. 

(IV) Elizabetli. daughter of Captain John 

and Desire (Gorham) Hawes, married ~ 


(V) Keziah, daugluer of and Eliza- 
beth (Hawes) Fitch, married Osborne. 

(VI) Ann, daughter of and Keziah 

( i'"itch) Osborne, married Captain Peter 

(VH) Mary, daughter of Captain Peter 
and Ann (Osborne) Pease, married Captain 
Riifus Fisher. 

(VIII) Mary P., daughter of Captain Rufus 
and Mary (Pease) Fisher, married Charles 

(IX) Sarah Gould, daughter of Charles and 
Mary P. (F'isher) Cannon, married Leander 
R. Peck (see Peck Mil). 

(The Burllngame Line). 

(I) Roger Burlingame appears first at Ston- 
jngton, Connecticut, in 1654, and at Warwick 
in 1G60, and settled in the part of Providence, 
How Cranston, in the western portion, known 
a'- Meshanticut, before 1670. He was elected 
deputy to the general assembly in 1690. but on 
account of some question as to the legalitv of 
die election was not accepted. He died Sep- 
tember I, 17 iS, and his wife. IMary. died in 
the same year. Inventory of propertv, one 
luindred and ninetj'-nine pounds, thirteen shil- 
lings and eight pence. 

• H) John Burlingame, oldest son of Roger 
and Mary Burlingame, born August i, 1664. 
married Mary Lippitt, daughter of Moses 
Knowles Lippitt, date unknown. She was the 
Prandflaughter of John Lippitt. one of the 
'Tigmal settlers of Providence, one of tho.^e to 
^' nom was assigned a house lot and a si.\-acre 

1G26851 35 

lot in 1638. On July 27. 1640, he signed the 
agreement for a form of government. On 
May 16, 1647, 'le was chosen with nine others 
b}- the town of Providence to meet with com- 
missioners fruni three other towns to form a 
government under the charter. (See Colonial 
Records of Providence). 

(HI) Roger (2) Burlingame, second son 
and child of John and Mary (Lippitt) Bur- 
lingame, lived in Cranston, and died .\pril i, 

1768. He married Sarah . 

(IV) Jonathan Burlingame, second son and 
child of Roger (2) and Sarah Burlingame, 
was born in Cranston in 171 5, died June 24, 

1778. He married Phebe . 

(\') Benjamin Burlingame, fourth son of 
Jonathan and Phebe Burlingame, was born in 
Cranston, June 26, 1751, and settled in Kil- 
lingly, Connecticut, about 1780, with two 
brothers. He married three times'. 

(VI) Samuel Burlingame, eldest son of 
Benjamin Burlingame and his second wife, 
was born January 27, 1791, died April 26^ 
1862. lie lived in Killingly, Connecticut. He 
married Randilla Preston, born April 11. 1795, 
died INIarch 4, 1867. 

(\'II) Erastus Xelson Burlingame. eldest 
son and child of Samuel and Randilla (Pres- 
ton) Burlingame, was born in Killingly, Au- 
gust 19. 1812, died January 18, 1864. He 
lived in Cranston, and married, in September, 
183^, Lvdia Wood, born in 1807, died March 
.30, 1S80. 

(\'III) Edwin Harris Burlingame, only 
child of Erastus Xelson and Lydia (Wood) 
Burlingame,_ was born in Warwick, August 
13- 1836, died in Ossipee. Xew Hampshire, 
August 4, 191 2. His boyhood was spent in 
various mill villages of Rhode Island, as his 
father was connected with different cotton mill 
properties. Fie was a student at Lyon and 
FViezez's School, also at Barre Academy, 
Barre, \^ermont, where his preparation for 
entrance to college was completed in 1855. He 
had intended to matriculate at Brown Univer- 
sity, but financial reasons compelled him to 
enter business life instead, and he started with 
H. F. Walling of Xew York in the surveying 
for. and the making of, county maps. In I-"cl>- 
niary, 1857, he became a part'ner of ]Mr. Wall- 
ing, but the panic of 1857 brought about the 
dissolution of the firm, and for the next five 
years he was variously employed as school 
teacher, draftsman and surveyor. During the 
civil war he served as second and then first 
lieutenant in the Eleventh Rhode Island Regi- 
ment. In 1864 he went to Pottsville, Pennsyl- 
vania, as manager for the Xorwegian Coal 
Company, and spent three years there. That 
was at tiie height of the Molly Maguire trou- 





bles. In 1S67-GS he was president of the Pot- 
ter County Lumber Company, operating in the 
northern part of Pennsylvania. In the latter 
part of 1S6S he went to Williamsport, Penn- 
sylvania, and was engaged in engineering work 
there until 18S1. He built the water works 
for that city, two bridges across the Susque- 
hanna river, and developed the hotel and cot- 
tage projjcrty at Minnequa Springs, famous 
as a summer resort thirty years ago. He 
organized, built, and Tor years was treasurer 
and general manager of the Williamsport 
Rubber Company, to-day one of the important 
plants of the United States Rubber Company. 
Busniess reverses came, and in 18S1 he v.ent 
to New York as engineer on the construction 
of the first Hudson river tunnel. Since 1S85 
he had been chietiy interested in water works 
construction. Among the many plants he built 
are those at W'aterford, New York; \\'est 
Troy, New York,- Carthage, New York; 
Weston, Massachusetts ; Salisbury, North 
Carolina; Spartanburg, South Carolina; Jack- 
son, Mississippi ; Clinton, 2^Iissouri ; Trenton, 
Missouri; Peoria, Illinois. During the last 
few years of his life he gave up active work 
and concerned himself chietiy with genea- 
logical and botanical study. He was a mem- 
ber of Prescott Post, Grand Army of the Re- 
public; Massachusetts Commandery of rhe 
Military Order of the Loyal Legion ; New 
England Botanical Club of Boston ; Rhode 
Island Horticultural Society, of which he was 
president for several years ; Rhode Island His- 
torical Society; Providence Franklin Society. 

Mr. Burlingame married (first) Mary Russ, 
of Queechy, Vermont, who died in 1862. He 
married (second) June 6, 1S65, Eliza, born 
June 13, 1836, died November 22, 1908, a 
daughter of the late Judge Eli Aylsworth. 

(IX) ]Mary RothwcU, only daughter of 
Edwin Harris and Eliza (Aylsv.-ortli) Bur- 
lingame, married Frederick Stanhope Peck 
(Peck IX). 

The Wightman family is 

WIGHTMAN said to be of Saxon origin. 

The lineage is traced in 

England to Thomas Wightman, of Burbage, 

who died about 1400. and was of the landed 

gentr}', according to Burke. 

(I) Rev. Edward Wightman, ancestor of 
the American family, was condemned to death 
and burned at the stake, April 11, 161 1, be- 
cause of his Baptist faith. He was of the" 
parish of Burton-on-Trent, diocese of Coven- 
try and Litchfield. He is said to have been 
the last to sufiter death in England on account 
of religion. 

(II) John Wightman, said to be son of Rev. 
Edward \\ igluman, had five sons emigrate to 
America. Of these we have trace of three — 
Daniel, settled at Newport, Rhode Island, one 
of the twenty constituent members of the Sec- 
ond Ba])tist Church formed in 1656, and for a 
long time a preacher and assistant pastor; 
\'alentine, of Warwick, Rhode Island and 
Providence, member of the general assembly ; 
George, mentioned below. 

{HI) George Wightman, son of the immi- 
grant ancestor, John Wightman, was born in 
June, 1632, died in January, 1722. He settled 
in Kingstown, Rhode Island, and in 1069 he 
with others was arrested and kept in jail at 
Hartford for some time because they owned 
allegiance to Rhode Island. He took the oath 
of allegiance, May 20, 1671, and was made 
freeman. May 6, 1673. He was one of the 
petitioners, July 29, 1679, to the king, praying 
that he would put an end to the troubles in the 
colony concerning government, as they were 
'■fatal to the prosperity of the place." He 
was constable in 1686 and on the grand jury- 
in 1667, and for some years a member of the 
town council. In 1687 he was on the tax list. 
On February 19, 1712, he and seventeen others 
bought seven thousand acres of the vacant 
lands in Narragansett ordered bought by the 
assembly. Pie and his wife Elizabeth sold to 
William Gardner twenty-seven and a half 
acres of land. His will was proved February 
12, 1722-23. His sons, Daniel and Valentine, 
were executors, and his friend, John Jones, 
was overseer. He married Elizabeth L'pdike, 
born 1644, daughter of Gilbert and Katharine 
(Smith) Updike. Children: Elizabeth, born 
July 26, 1664; Alice, December 29, 1666; Rev. 
Daniel, mentioned below ; Sarah, February 26, 
1671 ; George, January 6, 1673; John, April 
16, 1674; Sanuiel, January 9, 1676-77; Rev. 
Valentine, April 16, 1681. 

(IV) Rev. Danien\"ightman, son of George 
Wightman, was born January 2, 1668, died 
August 31, 1750, buried in the Newport Ceme- 
tery. He was ordained as a minister and 
made assistant to Rev. James Clarke, pastor 
of the Second Baptist Church at Newport, and 
in 1736 succeeded ^Ir. Clarke in the pastorate. 
For nearly fifty years he was identified with 
this same church. He married (first) Cath- 
erine Holmes, born in 1G71, daughter of Jona- 
than and Sarah (Borden) Holmes, and she 
died September 8, 1699. lie married (second) 

Mary — — , born in 1669, died November 4,. 

1732. He married (third) Catherine, born in 
1673, died October 28, 1758, widow of Joseph 
Gardiner and daughter of John and Frances 
(Holder) Holmes. Children: Two daughters 



1,1 [!ic first wife. By second wife: George. 
!i rtitioiK'd below; Elizabeth; Daniel, born 

'(\') George (2') Wightman, son of Rev. W'igbtman, was Ijorn abont 1703. 
\in(iiig his children was George, mentioned 

( \'n Colonel George (3) Wightman, son 
of George (2) Wightman, was born Novem- 
ber 4 (or 2), 1726. He was called Colonel 
Grorgc. He married, December 21, 1746, 
I'li/abcth Wait, of Exeter, Rhode Island, and 
.1)0 (lied in Eebruary, 1796, aged about seventy 
\tars, according to her tombstone in the old 
Wightman burying ground in North Kings- 
town, Rhode Island, where several of this 
family are buried. Children : Holmes, men- 
tioned below: John, born March 4, 1749: Eliz- 
al>eth, October 23. 1750; Frederick, September 
13, 1752': George, January 19, 1756; Mary; 
Asa : ^'alentine : Daniel. 

evil) Holmes W'ightman. son of Colonel 
George ("3! Wightman. was born January 6, 
17.lS.died lanuarv iS, i8i7.aeed seventy years. 
He married. April 12, 1768, Comfort Bullock, 
nf Rehobotli, ^lassachusetts, and she died Feb- 
ruary 19, 1818, aged seventy-two years. They 
were buried in the \\^ightman cemetery at 
Xorth Kingstown. Among their children was 
Jrihn. men.tioned below. 

fX'III') Captain John (2) Wightman, son 
of Holmes Wightman, was born about 17S9, 
dicrl July 21, 1836. aged forty-seven years. 
He lived at Quidnesett Neck. He married 
Marv Wightman, who died October 27. iSfX). 
aged seventy-seven years. Children : Henry 
Holmes, mentioned below ; losiah ; Almira ; 

(TX) Henry Holmes Wightman. son of 
Captain John (2) Wightman. was born De- 
cember 14. 1805, died November 27. i86f>. 
accidentallv killed on the Stonington railroad 
when nearly sixty-one years of aee. He mar- 
ried. December 14. 1829. Emilv Greene Chad- 
^ev. born April 2. 1800. in Warwick. Rhode 
Island, died March 28. 186S. aeed nearly sixty. 
!^he was dauehter of Jeremiah Greene and 
Avis (W^ightmanl Chadsey, who were mar- 
ried .August 6. 1804: he was born December 
2. T780. died !May 26. 1872; his wife was born 
October 7, 17S0. He was son of Jabez Chad- 
■^ey. who was born Januarv 31. 1754. died Sep- 
tember, 1820; married, Septem.ber 30, 1770, 
Hannah, daughter of Jeremiah Greene, a direct 
descendant of John Greene, surgeon, one 
of the founders of the Providence Plantations, 
^'•■bo came from Salisbury. Wiltshire. Eng- 
'•ind, in 1635; the line was through James and 
Jabez Greene : Jabez Chadsey served in the 
revolution in Sullivan's expedition at New- 

port, for which his widow was pensioned : he 
was son of Jabez and Honcnir (Huling) Chad- 
sey, and great-grandson of Captain Alexander 
Huling, of North Kingstown. Children of 
Henry H. and Emily G. (Chadsey) Wight- 
man: William Henry, born December 25, 
1830; George Chadsey, January 4, 1833; Avis 
Maria, August 9, 1S34; Jeremiah Chadsev, 
July 27, 1836; Joseph, July 24, 1839: Charles 
Lippitt. July 20, 1840; Hannah Smith, May i, 
1842; ^iary Comfort. ISIarch 12, 1845; Jo'i^i 
Albert Chadsey. mentioned below ; Alexander 
Wilson. April 22, 184S. twin; Waity Wilson, 
April 22, 1848, twin ; Emilv Frances, January 
28, 1850. 

(X) John Albert Chadsey \\'ightman, son 
of Henry Holn;es Wightman, was born March 
I, 1847, i'l North Kingstown. He attended 
the public schools of his native town and at 
Boston. Massachusetts, and during his boy- 
hood assisted his father on the farm. He left 
home in 1868 and began his career as clerk in 
the grocery store of Canfield & Son, of Woon- 
socket, Rhode Island. In the following year 
he was employed as clerk in the store of 
Standish & Wightman. grocers. In July of 
that year he became a partner in the firm of 
Young & Wightman. grocers, and after a 
dozen years became sole proprietor of the busi- 
ness. He next established a wholesale and 
retail grain business in Woonsocket and also 
ojicrated a grist mill. In 1884 he sold his 
grain business and grocery and became a part- 
ner in the firm of Gilbert & Wightman, under- 
takers, buying the business of I. B. Phillips. 
In this business he was uniformly successful. 
All his business ventures, in fact, had been 
prosperous and he took rank among the fore- 
most business men of the city. In public 
affairs he had taken a prominent part and he 
had held various offices of trust and honor. 
In 1872 he was elected to the town council of 
W^oonsocket and in 1875 li^ ^^'^s elected presi- 
dent of the council, serving as such until 1S78. 
wdien he was elected representative to the gen- 
eral assembly of the state of Rhode Island. 
After the town was incorporated as a city he 
served in the common council and board of 
aldermen for ten years. He was also a sciiool 
trustee and for three years highway commis- 
sioner. For many years he was a director of 
the Producers National Bank of \\'oonsocket. 
He was a prominent member of the First Bap- 
tist Church, of wdiich he was a deacon for 
more than thirty-five years and treasurer for 
nearly twenty-five years ; superintendent of the 
Sunday school for ten years, chairman of the 
finance committee from 1870 to the end of his 
life. In 1891 he was chairman of the build- 
ing committee in charge of the erection of the 


present edifice of the Baptist church. He 
gave to tliat church a beautiful memorial \viu- 
dow for his son Chester. In 1900 he had 
charge of building the Congregational church, 
given by Mrs. Harriet R. Liallou, and in igo3 
lie built for Mrs. F'allou the Old Ladies' Home, 
which she dedicated and gave to the corpora- 
tion and is now known as the Ballon Home for 
the Aged. He was also active in the Young 
Men's Christian Association, of which he was 
president for a number of years. He served 
as executor and administrator of numerous 
estates and trustee 01 various funds for thirty 
years. He died December 14, 1910, after a 
short illness at his home in \Voonsncket, and 
was buried at River Side Cemetery, Pawtucket. 
He married, November 7, 1S71, at North 
Kingston, Clara E. Pierce, daughter of Calvin 
Pierce (see Pierce \"H). She continues to 
reside at the homestead on Woodland road. 
She was born in North Ashburnhani, 2ilassa- 
cb.usetts. and was educated in the public 
schools and the East Greenwich Seminary. 
Before her marriage she taught school in 
Providence for three years. She has been 
prominent in church and social life. She is a 
charter member of the Woman's Christian 
Temperance L'nion in Woonsockct and has 
been its president for the past se\en years. 
She has been very active in the temperance 
movement. She is a member of the First 
Baptist Church and has been a teacher in the 
Sunday school. She is a charter member of 
the Fortnightly Club of Woonsocket. She 
was appointed in 1905 by Governor Utter a 
member of the State Board of Charities. Mr. 
and Mrs. \\'ightman had one child, Chester, 
a promising boy, who died at the age of three 

(The Pierce Line). 

The genealogist of tlic Pcarse. Pearce. Peirce 
or Pierce family, dcsceniling from tlie pioneer 
Richard in this country, claims that twenty 
generations of ancestry have been traced in 
England. From Galfred, to whom the famous 
English family of Percy (identical with Pearse, 
Pierce, etc) traces its ancestry, the American 
lineage is given as follows: Galfred (i ) ; Wil- 
liam (2) ; Alan (3) ; William (4) ; William 
(5); Agnes (6); Henry (7); William (8); 
Henry (9) ; Henry do)'; Henrv (11) : Henrv 
(12); Henry (i3):PIcnry ( 14 ) ; Henry ( 15) ; 
Ralph fi6). 

(NVH) Peter P'ercy or Pearce, son of 
Ralph Percy or Pearce, had a son, Ricliard. 
Peter was standard bearer to Richard HI. at 
the battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. 

(NVHI) Richard Percy, son of Peter Percy 
or Pearce, founded Pearce Hall in York, Eng- 
land, where he lived and died. 

(XIN) Richard Pearce or I'earse, son of 
Richard Percy, changed tlic spelling to i'earce 
or Pearse. He resided on the homestead of 
his father, and had sons, Richard and William. 

(XX) Richard Pierce, son of Richard 
Pearce or Pearse, was burn in 1590 in Eng- 
land. He was the American immigrant and 
will be numbered (i) in the American pedi- 
gree that follows. 

(1) Richard Pierce, mentioned above as 
Richard (XX) in the English line, married in 
England, Martha . He resided in Bris- 
tol, England, and came to America in the shi[) 
"Lyon" from Bristol, commanded by his 
brother, William Pierce. William was killed 
by the Spaniards, July 13, 1641, at Providence 
Islands, Bermuda, as he was taking a load of 
colonists from Massachusetts to that island. 
He settled in Boston in 1632 and was a promi- 
nent citizen there. He is credited with the 
authorship of the first almanac published in 
North America (1639). He was a distin- 
guished master mariner in his day. For the 
sake of uniformity the spelling used by the 
particular branch of this family described be- 
low will be used hereafter in this sketch. The 
variation in spelling this name seems to have 
been a family habit ever since surnames were 
in use. The more common forms have been 
mentioned, and while Pearse and Pearce are 
perhaps more common among the descendants 
of Richard, all kinds of spellings may be 
found at the present time, as well as in the 
early records. Among his descendants bear- 
ing the surname Pierse or Pcarse are many 
prominent men in Rhode Island history. Cap- 
tain Natiianiel Pearse commanded an artillery 
company at the burning of Bristol, Rhode 
Island, by the British in the revolution. The 
name has always figured prominently in the 
general assembly of the state; Flon. Dutee J. 
Pcarse was a congressman from Rhode Island 
for more than a decade. Edward Pearse was 
a prominent merchant in Bristol and his sons 
after him. At the present time many of the 
name are prominent in business and public 

Of Richard Pierce, the immigrant, little is 
known. He may have returned to England, 
leaving his sons to settle in Rhode Island. 

(I) Captain Michael Pierce, brother of 
Captain William, John and Richard Pierce, 
according to various authorities, was born in 
England about 161 5, and was killed by the 
Indians, Sunday, March 25, 1676. in King 
Philip's war. He settled at Plingham, and 
afterward at Scituate. His first wife died in 
1662, and he married (second) about 1663, 
Hannah James, a widow, having a son, Mark 
James, and daughter, Abigail James, who mar- 



rii-i! Charles Stockbridge, born in 163S, son of 
}n]m Stockbridge. His was on the Co- 
iiassct road, a mile from the present North 
imciiiig house. He was in the Narragansett 
rj-ht ill December, 1675. He was comniis- 
Muiifd captain by the general court in 1669 
and had been an ensign and lieutenant before 
that. In the spring of 1676 he commanded 
an expedition against the Indians under 
(.'aiioiichet, was attacked near Pa\vtucket by 
a superior force and his command nearly anni- 
liilatcd. The story of the figlit, related by 
.Mather and others, is well known history. 
Captain P'ierce fell early in the fight. Fifty- 
t'lve of the si.xty-three Englishmen were slain 
and ten of the twenty Indian allies. The 
Indians were commanded by Nanuntenoo, 
better known as Canonchet, and the place 
of battle is now called Ouinsniket. Cap- 
tain Pierce's will was dated January 15, 
1675. "Being now by appointment of God 
going out to war against the Indians."' He 
assisted in building the first saw mill in the 
colony, burned by the Indians, May 20, 1676. 
Children: Persis, baptized in 1646:' Benjamin, 
164''); John, married Patience Dobson : Eph- 
raini, mentioned below; Eliza; Deborah; 
Anna; Abiah; Ruth; Abigail, married John 

(II) Epliraim Pierce, son of Captain Mich- 
ael Pierce, was born about 1650. He married 
Hannah Holbrook, daughter of John Hol- 
brook, of Weymouth, and removed from Wey- 
mouth to Warwick, Rliode Island. He died 
September 14. 1719, and his will was dated 
July 18, 1718. jM-oved at Warwick. September 
23,1719. Children: Izricum or Azrikim, men- 
tioned below; Ephraim; Michael, 1676; 
Rachel, 167S; Hannah, 16S0; Experience, 
i'>'S2; John, 1684; Benjamin, 161S6. 

(III) Azrikim Pierce, son of Ephraim 
Pierce, was born January 4, 1671. Pie mar- 
ried (first) December 31, 1696, Sarah Hey- 
ward (Howard), born March 2, 1676, died 
August 12, 1712: married (second) May 6, 
'7I3' Elizabeth Esten. born April 8, 16S3, 
daughter of Henry and Elizabeth (Martin) 
I-Nten. He died :\[ay 18, 1718. They lived 
at Warwick. Rhode' Island, and Rehoboth, 
Massachusetts. Children: Azrikim, Decem- 
'^tr 3, 1697; Sarah, born October 2. 1707: 
■^aniuel ; Joseph, mentioned below ; Hopestill 
and Elizabeth, twins, August 14, 171O; Ta- 
l>:tlia, August 2/, 1717; Benjamin; Isaac. The 
'Ji'der of birth is not known. 

(IV') Joseph Pierce, son of Azrikim Pierce, 
^'■a.s born April 7. 1714. He was deacon of the 
'■'"■Tch at Rehobotli. He married, October 3, 
T.Vt, Marv Martin, born in 1718, died Octo- 
''^■r 16, 1,803. He died Mav 5. 1787, and his 

will was proved January 5. 1787. Children: 
Nathaniel, born July 9, 1736; Stejihen. men- 
tioned below; Elizabeth, January 21, 1742; 
Mary, February 23, 1743; Ann, June 10, 1746; 
Noah, February 11, 1752; Joseph, December 
I, 1752; Amy, November 19, 1754: Rhoby, 
February 17, 1757; Joseph, December 5, 1759; 
Hannah, Ai)ril 18, 1762; Rhoda, August iS 

{\ ) Steph.en Pierce, son of Joseph Pierce, 
was born at Rehoboth, Massachusetts, August 
7. 1739. He married, March 20, 1758, Anna 
Wheeler, born October 15, 1737, died' in June, 
1824, daughter of James Wheeler. He died 
January 28, 1805. Children: Ruth, born De- 
cember 7, 175S; Mary, August 23. 1760; 
Zilpha, September 15, 1762; Anna, January 
I, 1764: Stephen, June 24, 1766; Backus, 
March 13, 1768; Asahel, April 7, 1771 ; Noah, 
January 26, 1773; Martha. April ■ 22. 1775; 
Calvin, mentioned below; Rhoda, Februarv \, 

(VI) Calvin Pierce, son of Stephen Pierce, 
was born at Rehoboth, December 2, 1780, died 
September 15, 1829. He married Constant 
Bulroomb, born 1765, died September 30, 
1837. They had sons: Calvin, mentioned be- 
low ; .Asahel, who died in young manhood ; 
Banuim, who was a well-known manufacturer 
of Woonsocket. 

(VII) Calvin (2) Pierce, son of Calvin ( i) 
Pierce, married, November 25, 1828, Nancy 
Taft, born January 5, iSio, died February 19, 
1875. He died July 19, 1883, at Potowo'mut, 
Rhode Islajid. Pie resided at Springfield, 
^Massachusetts, and A\'oonsocket, Rhode 
Island. For many years he was a mill super- 
intendent. Children: Calvin B., died in in- 
fancy; IVIartha .-\., died in infancy; Asahel T., 
born June 30. 1832, married, November 25, 
18O3, Sarah F. Stephens, of Pawtucket, both 
now deceased: Nancy M.. married Horatio H. 
^"alentine.■of Providence, and she is now de- 
ceased : ^lary E., married Nicholas N. Untier- 
wood, of North .A.ttleborough, both now de- 
ceased ; Clara E., married John A. C. Wight- 
man (see Wightman N). 

Captain Samuel Chester, the im- 
CHESTER migrant ancestor, was doubtless 

born about 1625 in England. In 
1O63 he was in Boston, Massachusetts, evi- 
dently a man of substance, and in the prime of 
life. He was commander, owner and factor in 
the West India trade there. He removed soon 
to New London, Connecticut, where he was 
admitted a freeman, being of course a member 
of the church, in 16(39. He continued to carry 
on some business in Boston for several years. 
He was in partnership with his nephew, Wil- 



liam Condy, who removed to Boston. In a 
letter dated Ju:ie 14, ibHS, Condy authorized 
liis uncle, Captain Chester, to sell a hundred 
and fifty acres of land at New London. Cap- 
tain Chester was skilled m surveying as well 
as navigation, and was of great service to the 
colony ni laying out grants of land and in other 
civil engineering in the new settlements. We 
are told that he was a trustworthy, faithful, 
just, loyal, judicious and worthy citizen. He 
had visited many foreign ports and traded in 
foreign clinics, fie owned large tracts of land 
on the east side of the river at what is now 
Groton, Connecticut, covering the land where 
Fort Griswold and the Groton monument 
stand. He also acquired large tracts to the 
north and south of Groton Point, now East- 
ern Point, on which Abraham, John and Jona- 
than Chester, sons or grandsons, settled. Uncas, 
the Indian Sachem, deeded to him several 
thousand acres of land at Colchester, Con- 
necticut, June 13, 16S3. The family of his son 
Samuel, it appears to the writer, has been con- 
fused with that of the father. Children, bap- 
tized at New London : Samuel, mentioned 
below; John, baptized in 1670; Susannah, bap- 
tized in 1670; Alercy, baptized in 1673. 

(_II) Samuel (2) Chester, son of Captain 
Samuel (l) Chester, v.-as born probably in 
1660 or soon afterward. He was doubtless 
the Samuel whose will, dated April 23, 170S, 
proved iNIarch, 1709-10, bequeathed to children 
Abraham, John, Jonathan and Mercy Bar- 
rows. His inventory amounted to nearly three 
hundred pounds. He seems also to have been 
a master mariner, and in 16S9-90 to have been 
too old to go to sea, and in fact to have settled 
down to a merchant's life at New London, 
owning but probably not sailing ships himself. 
It is not known that his father was living in 
1690. Children: John, born about ib9o; 
Child, baptized May 29, 1692; Hannah, bap- 
tized March 25, 1694, died young; Abraham, 
mentioned below ; Jonathan, baptized March 
21, 1697; Mercy, married Barrows. 

(III) Abraham Chester, son of Samuel (2) 
Chester, married and became father of several 
children, among whom was Christopher, men- 
tioned below. 

(IV) Christopher Chester, son of Abraham 
Chester, was born October 26, 1757, died June 
6, 1831. He served in the Revolution, enlist- 
ing in December, 1775. as a private under 
Captain Gallup and Colonel Parsons, of Con- 
necticut, for twelve months. In April, 1777, 
he enlisted for six months under Captain 
Smith and Colonel S. Warner, of New Hamp- 
shire, and later for three months he was under 
guard duty at Groton, Connecticut. He was 
engaged in the capture of Burgoyne. On 

April I, 181S, he applied for a pension, which 
was granted. He married, January 3, 1779, 
-Martha Chase, born i\Iarch 27, 1753, died Jan- 
uary I, 182S. Children, recorded in Westerly, 
Rhode Island: ^lartha, born January 16, 
1780; Christopher, June 4, 17S1, died October 
6, 1785; Lemuel, January 5, 1783; John 
Chase, July 8, 1785; Christopher, mentioned 

(V) Rev. Christopher (2) Chester, son of 
Christopher (ij Chester, was born in West- 
erly, Rhode Island, February 24, 1792 (or 
1794), died in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, No- 
vember ID, 1877. He spent his boyhood and 
early school days in Westerly. When a young 
man he was a caqjenter by trade, but later was 
ordained as a minister of the Seventh Day 
Baptist Church. He preached in Rhode 
Island and also had charge of a church near 
Rome, Oneida county. New York. He mar- 
ried, December 9, 1813, Olive Bnrdick, born 
in Stonington, Connecticut, June 16, 1795, died 
December 31, 1883. Children: Christopher 
N., born November 7, 1814; Benjamin F., 
mentioned below; John H., November 28, 
1S18; George D., March 27, 1821 ; Olive B., 
September 2y, 1823; JNIartha C, July iS, 1826; 
Oliver B., January 16, 1829; Daniel C, Sep- 
tember 2, 1831 ; Susan }\l., March i, 1835; 
Sarah E., July 2. 1S37. 

(VI) Benjamin F. Chester, son of Rev. 
Christopher (2) Chester, was born Sejjtember 

13, 1816, died January 22, 18S9. He lived in 
Hopkinton all of his life except for one year 
which he spent in Mystic, Connecticut. He 
was engaged in the manufacture of cotton bat- 
ting in Hopkinton, but was a tanner and cur- 
rier by trade. In politics he was a strong 
Whig and was active in public affairs. He 
was a lieutenant in the militia. He married 
(first) September 15, 1839, Susan Lang- 
worthy, daughter of Amos Langworthy, and 
she died ]\Iarch 26, 1S80. He married (sec- 
ond) July 19, 18S2, ]\Iary Ann Carey. Chil- 
dren : Albert Langworthy, mentioned below ; 
Gilbert S., December 3, 1844, died June 
II, 1903, unmarried; Amos F., born Novem- 
ber 28, 1846, living in Westerly; Chris- 
topher C, September 14. 1850, died February 

14, 1851; Lois Ann, September 14, 1850, died 
October 20, 1S50. 

(VII) Albert Langworthy Chester, son of 
Benjamin F. Chester, was born in Hopkinton, 
Rhode Island, October 10, 1841. He attended 
the public schools, the Hopkinton Academy 
at Ashaway and the Berwick Academy at 
wick, Maine. Afterward he was a teacher in 
the public schools of Westerly, Rhode Island. 
He enlisted, September 16, 1862, in Company 
A, Twelfth Regiment Rhode Island Infantry, 

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and was clerk of his company. He took part 
in the battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 
1862, aiid in other engagements. He was mus- 
tered out at the expiration of his term of en- 
li.stnient, July 29, 1863. In April, 186S, lie 
came to \Vesterly, and for a period of twenty- 
five years was engaged in the cotton and wool 
waste business. Afterward, he was in the 
hardware, real estate and insurance business. 
He took a prominent part in the public affairs 
of the town, and was elected to the house of 
representatives of Rhode Island in April, 1879, 
serving until December 20, 1882, when he was 
elected to the state senate to succeed Samuel 
H. Cross, resigned, and he was reelected in 
April, 1S83, and again in April. 1884. For 
two years he was a member of the town coun- 
cil of Westerly and from 1891 to 1894, inclu- 
sive, was a member of the board of assessors. 
In politics he was a Republican of prominence, 
serving as delegate to the Republican National 
Convention at Chicago in 1884 and at St. 
Louis in 1896. He was a member of the 
joint committee of the States of RJiode Island 
and Connecticut, appointed April 22, 1885, to 
ascertain and fix the boundar\- between the 
state in the waters of the Pawcatuck river, 
Little Narragansett bay and the sea, a matter 
tli..t had been in dispute for more thr'.n t"'0 
centuries. He was a director of the \\'ashiiig- 
tou National Bank of Westerly, and a trustee 
of the Westerly Savings Bank from 1880 to 
the end of his life and vice-president of both 
banks from 1888 until he became president. 
He was also president of the Washington 
Trust Company, into which the two banks 
were merged. He resigned the presidency, 
January i, 1906, but continued as director and 
member of the executive committee. He was 
also an incorporator and trustee of the West- 
erly Memorial and Librars' Association and its 
vice-president ; president of the \\'esterly Gas 
and Electric Light Company until 1903, and 
treasurer and secretary until 1900 of the West- 
chester Gas and Electric Company, Westches- 
ter county. New York, of which he was one of 
the organizers ; president of the Nichols & 
Langworthy Machine Company of Hope Val- 
ley and of the New York Safety Steam Power 
Company. He served as commander of Bud- 
lung Post, Grand Army of the Republic, and 
was a mem.ber of Franklin Lodge, Free and 
Accepted Masons, of Palmer Chapter, Royal 
Arch Masons, and Narragansett Commandery, 
K^ni^jhts Templar, of Westerly. He was mas- 
ter of Franklin Lodge and a member of the 
'^Tand Lodge, and served as district deputy. 
'n religion he was a Seventh Day Baptist, and 
"H-inber of the missionarv board, of which he 

was treasurer from February, 1884, to Janu- 
ary I, 1896, and until his death a member of 
the financial board for investment of the per- 
manent funds of the society. He died June 
29, 1906. 

He married, November 17, 1866, Elizabeth 
Ross York, daughter of Benjamin and Pru- 
dence (P.liven) York (see York and Bliven). 
She is a charter member of Phebe Greene 
Ward Chapter,' Daughters of the American 
Revolution, her mother having been the daugh- 
ter of a Revolutionary soldier. She has been 
delegate to various state and national con- 
gresses from her chapter. She is active in the 
work of the Seventh Day Baptist Church and 
was one of the organizers of the Westerly 
Historical Society. 

(The York Line). 

(I) James York, the immigrant ancestor, 
was born in 1G14, died in 1683, aged sixty-nine 
years. He came to this country in 1635, when 
he was twenty-one years of age, in the ship 
"Philip," which sailed June 20, 1635, from 
Gravesend, England, for Virginia. If they 
landed in Virginia. James York did not remain 
there long. He doubtless came north soon 
after his arrival, for the first record found of 
him is in Braintree, Massachusetts. In 1660 
he settled in Stonington, Connecticut, when it 
was under the jurisdiction of ^Massachusetts 
and called Southcrton. He settled on grants 
of land which included the present farm of 
Gideon P. Chesebrough, east of Anguilla or 
Wequetequock brook, also the farm of Eras- 
tus D. Miner and the Simon Rhodes place : 
he built a house on the north side of the Indian 
path, now known as the old Post road, and 
there he lived the remainder of his life. He 

married Joannah , about 1637, and she 

died in 16S5. Children: Abigail, born about 
1638 or 1639; James, mentioned below. 

(H) James (2) York, son of James (i) 
York, was born June 14, 1648, died October 
26, 1676. He doubtless came to Stonington 
with his father when a boy, as his name is 
mentioned in several records before 1672. In 
that year he sold his estate in Boston, where 
he had been engaged in business, and settled 
in Stonington. "On January 15, 1667, one hun- 
dred acres of land were laid out to him. and 
he also received land for services in the Indian 
wars. He was made freeman in Connecticut 
in 1673. He married, in Stonington, January 
19, 1669, Deborah Bell, daughter of Thomas 
and Anne Bell. She married (second) March 
12, 1679, Henry Elliot, and had seven chil- 
dren. Children of James and Deborah (Bell) 
York: Deborah Bell, born January 8, 1670. 



died February 21. 1672: James, mentioned be- 
l(,\v: William. July 26. 1674; Thomas, Octo- 
ber 14. 1676. 

(III) James (3) York, son of James (2) 
^'ork, was born December 17, 1672. died in 
1759. He married, November 13, 1695, Han- 
nah Stanton, daughter of Joseph and Hannah 
(Meade) Stanton, of Ouunacontaug, now- 
Westerly. Rhode Island. Children: Hannah, 
born March 28, 1697: Joannah, December 31, 
1699; James, mentioned below; Anna. Janu- 
ary 21, 1704; Edward. June 21. 170^1; ?t?n- 
ton, March 14. 1708; Thankful. February 2C^. 

(IV) James (4) York, son of James (3) 
York, was born September 6, 1702. He was 
made freeman in ^\■e^terly, Rhode Island. 
March i, 1727, and on June 5, 1738, was 
chosen constable. He married, January 11, 
1728. Elizabeth Case, of . Soutli Kingston, 
Rliode Island. She was born in Charlestown. 
Rhode Island, and died in South Kingston, 
March 27, 1784, in her seventy-ciglith year. 
Children: Edward, born April 18, 1730; 
Elizabeth, February 11, 1732; Stephen. May 
24, 1735; Hannah. February 28. 1738: James, 
November 25, 1740; ^^'illiam, mentioned be- 

(V) William York, son of James ('4) York, 
was born January 20. 1742, died February 29, 
1834. He served in the war of the Revolution, 
and for two years was sergeant in Captain 
Congdon's company, Colonel Noyes regiment 
of Massachusetts troops. He received a pen- 
sion for his services. He married, November 
15, 1766, Anne Peckham, daughter of Daniel 
and Mary Peckham. She was born September 
20, 1742. Children: Benjamin, mentioned 
below; Hannah, born November 15, 1770: 
James, April 4, 1776; Isaac, April 4. 1776; 
Au.giistus, July 28. 1778: William, October 15. 
1780; Elizabeth. r^Iarch 5. 1785: .Anna, Au- 
gust 24, 1788. 

(VI) Benjamin York, son of William York, 
was born September 25, 1767, died June 7, 
1850. He married (first) November 4. 1790. 
Zilpha Crandall, daughter of Caleb and 
Patience Crandall, of Charlestown, Rhode 
Island, and she died August 8, 1794. aged 
twenty-seven years. He married ( second) 
January 21, 1801, Desire Saunders, daughter 
of Joshua Saunders, of Charlestown, and she 
died November 29, 1863, aged eighty-five 
years. She was a direct descendant of Tobias 
Saunders, who was one of the first settlers 
of Westerly. Two children by first wife died 
young. The children given below are by the 
second wife: Saunders, born CJctober 30, 
1801 ; Isaac. June 24. 1804: Welcome. Febru- 
ary 6, 1807, died young; Mary Ann. October 

21, 1808; Asenath. March i. 1812; Codding- 
ton, drowned; Benjamin, mentioned below. 

(VII) Benjamin (2) York, son of Benja- 
min (i) York, was born September 20, 1819, 
died Ai)ril 27, 1899. He married, January 9, 
1842. Prudence Bliven, daughter of Captain 
Nathan and Mary Bliven, of Westerly, and 
she died January 14, 1892 (see Bliven IV). 
He made his home in \\'csterly and took a 
]irominent part in public affairs. During the 
Civil war he was provost-marshal of Rhode 
Island, and for many years served on the 
l>olice force of Westerly, and during part of 
the time he was chief of police. For sixty- 
two years he was a public auctioneer. In his 
younger days he followed farming until 1855. 
He made his home on Beach street. He was 
a member of Franklin Lodge, Free and Ac- 
cepted Masons, and of the Westerly Business 
Men's Association. Children: Isaac Frank- 
lin, born February 8, 1843, died in the Con- 
federate prison at Andersonville while in the 
service of the government; Halbcrt Gladding, 
^lay 17, 1844, married Jane Larkin ; Court- 
land Davis, April 17, 1846, died young; Caro- 
line Davis, twin of Courtland Davis, died 
young; Elizabeth Ross, November 22, 1848, 
married Albert L. Chester (see Chester VII) ; 
]\Iary Ann, November 20, 1S51, married Ed- 
ward C. Brown, and had Bertha May, Xovem- 
ber 30. 1878. and Jessie Edna, .April 16, 1884; 
Francis Carpenter, twin of Mary Ann, mar- 
ried Lillian Hawkins: Alice Maria. September 
II. 1855, died Tulv I, 191^, married George F. 

(The Bliven lAnel. 

(I) Edward Bliven. the ininiigrant ancestor, 
settled when a young man in \\'esterly, Rhode 
Island. In some of the vital records his name 
is given as John, doubtless a clerical error. 
He married at AVesterly. October 2, 1691. Isa- 
bel Maccoon. daughter of John Maccoon, a 
native of Aberdeen, Scotland. Children, born 
at Westerly: Joan. May i, 1692; Edward, 
mentioned below; Rachel, March 19, 1697; 
James, October 27, 1702; John, January 22, 

(II) Edward (2) Bliven, son of Edward 
(i) Bliven, was born at Westerly, Rhode 
Island, August 3, 1694. Fie married there, 
}vfay 12, 1719, Freelove Swaros. Children, 
born at Westerly : Freelove, born December 
20, 1719: Joshua, March 21. 1720; Edward, 
May 30, 1722; Isabel. October 22, 1723; Pa- 
tience, June 3, 1725 ; Peter, February 21, 1727; 
John, September 22, 1730; Nathan, mentioned 
below; Mary, February 16, 1734; Sarah. May 
26, 1736. 

(HI) Nathan Bliven. son of Edward (2) 
Bliven, was born November 20, 1732. He 



married. March 15. 1755. Elizabeth Lewis, 
Iv^rii July '^^ ^73^ < daughter of Joseph and 
Mary (Lewis) Lewis. Children, born at 
Westerly: Elizabeth, August 4, 1756; Na- 
than, mentioned below; Mary, February 15, 
17(4; Henry, November 2j, 1766; Freelove, 
lunc 16, 1770; -Vbigail, November 3, 1774: 
Joseph Lewis, May 5, 1778. 

(W) Captain Nathan (2) liliven, son of 
Nathan (i) Bliven. was born at Westerly, 
Rhode Island, April 17, 1761. He married, 
I'ehruary i, 1798, Mary Taylor, of Charlcs- 
t..\vii, born December 16, 1775. died May 21, 
1846, daughter of Nathan and Prudence (\\"il- 
co.\) Taylor. He died September 12, 1843. 
He was a soldier in the Revolution and after- 
ward a captain of militia. Their daughter 
I'rudcnce married Benjamin York (see York 

The surname Sweet is identical 
SWEET with Swett, Sweat and Sweete, 
and is variously spelled in the 
early records. The Sweet family is of ancient 
English lineage, and has produced many dis- 
tingni.shed men. The Rhode Island family has 
had many prominent surgeons, not only in that 
state but in Massachusetts and New York. 
The family is noted for its "natural bone- 
setters," exhibiting to a remarkable degree 
hereditary skill in this line of professional 

(I) John Sweet, the immigrant ancestor, 
was born in England, and came early in life 
to Salem, Massachusetts. He was doubtless 
related to John Sweet or Swett, who settled 
in Newbury among the pioneers, and whose 
descendants have mostly spelled the name 
Swett. It is very doubtful as to which of the 
Johns killed the famous wolf dog of Governor 
John Endicott. He left Salem in 1637 and 
settled in Providence, Rhode Island. He had 
a grant of land that year, and also died that 
year. Afterward his widow received another 
grant of land there. Rev. Hogh Peters, of 
Salem, wrote in a letter dated July i, 1639, of 
the widow and certain others, that they had 
"the great censure passed upon them in this 
our church, and that they wholly refused to 
hear the church, denying it and all churches in 
the Bay to be true churches," etc. John 
Sweet's widow married (second) Ezekiel 
HoUiman. Her will, dated July 31, 1681, gave 
among other bequests all her interest in the 
house at Warwick to her son-in-law, John 
Gereardy. and her daughter Renewed. Chil- 
dren: John, born about 1630, died 1677; 
James, mentioned below ; Renewed, married 
John Gercardy; 

CII) James Sweet, son of John Sweet, was 

born in England, in 1622, and died in Kings- 
town, Rhode Island, in 1695. He lived at 
Warwick and Kingstown. He was admitted 
an inhabitant of North Kingstown, June 5, 
1648; was commissioner, 1653-55-58-59. He 
was admitted a freeinan in 1655, and was a 
juror in 1656. He deeded various parcels of 
land to his sons. To Bcnoni he gave land in 
Mashantatuck in 16S6. He married Mary 
Greene, born 1633, daughter of John and Joan 
(Tattersall) Greene. Children, born at North 
Kingstown: Philip, July 15, 1655; James, 
May 28. 1657; Mary, February 2, i(y)0: 
Benoni, of whom further ; \'alentine, February 
14, 1665; Samuel, November i, i6f^7; Jere- 
miah, January 6, 1669; Renewed, July 16, 
1671 ; Sylvester, March i, 1674. 

(HI) Benoni Sweet, son of James Sweet. 
was born at North Kingstown. Rhode Island, 

March 28, 1662. He married Elizabeth — . 

Children, born at North Kingstown : James, 
of whom further; Margaret, September 22. 
1687; ]Margaret, September 22, iGS'}: Benoni, 
March 28, 1692; IVlary, December 8, 1696; 
Elizabeth, February 22, 1700; Thomas, Au- 
gust 17, 1703. Probably others. 

(IV) James (2) Sweet, son of Benoni 
Sweet, was born at North Kingstown, Rhode 
Island, IMay 28, 1686. The town records of 
North Kingstown were damaged by tire, and 
the record of births of children of James are 
lacking in dates. The name of his wife is 
missing. .\ James Sweet married. July 6, 
1734, Ann Weeden, of Newport, but if this is 
the James, son of Benoni, it was a second mar- 
riage. Children, born probably from 17 10 to 
1740: Benoni, Eber, Mary, James, Elisha, 
Freelove, Job, of whom further; Elizabeth, 

(V) Job Sweet, son of James (2) Sweet, 
was born December i, about 1730. He mar- 
ried at North Kingstown, 1753, Sarah King^- 
ley. daughter of John Kingsley. Children, 
born at North Kingstown : Gideon, James. 
Benoni, Jonathan, Margaret, Lydia, Hamiah, 
Rufus, of whom further; Sarah — all men- 
tioned in the partly destroyed records, and 
others. According to the state census of 1774, 
Benjamin, Samuel, James, Jeremiah and 
Henry were heads of "families in East Green- 
wich, and several at North Kingstown. 

(\'l) Rufus Sweet, son of Job Sweet, was 
born in North Kingstown. Rhode Island, De- 
cember 6 (about 1760, though the printed rec- 
ord has been 174 — : the parents were not mar- 
ried until 1753). Rufus and others of the 
family went to Beekman, Dutchess county, 
New York, about the time of the revolution, 
probably earlier. In the census of 1790 tliere 
were reported from Beekman: Rufus, with 



two sons under sixteen ; Thomas, with one son 
under sixteen and two females: Samuel, with 
four sons under sixteen, and five females; 
John, with six sons under sixteen, and one 
female; Elnathan, with three males over six- 
teen, one under that age, and five females; 
David, no children ; Amos, with four sons 
under sixteen, and three females. In an old 
history of Dutchess county it is stated that the 
Sweet family came from Long Island, but it 
is certain that this should have read Rhode 
Island. Beekman was established as a precinct 
in 1737. According to family records, Rufus 
was born at Beekman, April 24, 1765. died 
July 16, 1847, aged eighty-two years, eleven 
months and twenty days. This birth date does 
not correspond with that found in the North 
Kingstown records, but there is obviously an 
error, whether in calculating the age at death, 
or in calculating the date of birth from the 

(\TIj Rufus (2) Sueet, son or grandson 
of Rufus ( I ) Sweet, was born in North Kings- 
ton, Rhode Island, and was educated there in 
the jjublic schools. He made his home in 
W'ickfoi'd, Rhode Island, where he engaged in 
business as a tailor and clothier and general 
merchant. He died in his native town and 
was buried in Elm Grove Cemetery at Wick- 
ford. He married ilnry A. Congiicii, of 
North King.ston. Children: i. Abby F., born 
June 26, 1835 ; married Frank Reynolds, of 
Providence ; no issue. 2. Samuel C, born 
October 28, 1836; married Jane Bennett, and 
they left one son, Frank W'., who married 
Julia ^'ost. 3. Elizabeth, born December 16, 
1837, died young". 4. Daniel Congdon. men- 
tioned below. 5. Ilannah S., born August 
31, 1S44; married Charles H. Church, of 
Wickford, and they left one daughter, Julia 
Church. 6. James, born ^larch 4, 1843, de- 
ceased, -unmarried. 7. Alexander, born Au- 
gust 16, 1845, died yoiuig. 8. Serajjliine. born 
July 29, 1846, resides in Boston, unmarried. 

9. Rufus, born February 2, 1850, died young. 

10. Mary E., bom December 7, 1851 ; married 
Frank Raynolds, of Newark, New Jersey, and 
they left one son, Rufus Raynolds. 11. Julia, 
born November 2, 1854. died young. 

(\TII) Daniel Congdon Sweet, son of 
Rufus (2) Sweet, was born at North Kings- 
ton, Rhode Island, February 11, 1840. He 
received his early education in the public 
schools of Wickford and at the East Green- 
wich Academy at East Greenwich, Rhode 
Island, from which he graduated. After leav- 
ing school he was associated with his father 
in the mercantile business for a time, and 
afterward entered the employ of J. B. Barnaby, 

whose store was then located at the corner of 
College and Main streets, Providence. He 
left this position to become a clerk in the 
freight office of the New York, Providence & 
Boston Railway Company under Mr. Nixon, 
of Providence. About a year later he became 
a clerk in the insurance office of Snow & 
Barker, and later in the office of Addison H. 
White, where he became familiar with every 
detail of the insurance business. After a time 
he started in the insurance business on his own 
aceount in Wickford and achieved a large 
measure of success, extending his business to 
every section of Washington county. He also 
was in partnership with Herbert Shove and 
Charles Dyer for a time, later becoming asso- 
ciated with C. W. Beach, conducting a large 
insurance business in Providence under the 
film name of Beach & Sweet. In i8g8 Mr. 
Sweet sold his interests in the Providence 
business to his partner and devoted his entire 
time to his business in Wickford, continuing 
aciively in business there to the end of his 
life. He died April 22, 1904, at his home in 
Wickford and was buried in Elm Grove Ceme- 
ter)' in that town. 

Mr. Sweet was a member of Washington 
Lodge, No. 5, Free and Accepted Masons, and 
of Beacon Lodge, Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows, of Wickford. In politics he was a 
Democrat, but he uniformly declined all op- 
portunities for holding public office. Pie was 
an influential and useful citizen, however, 
public-spirited and aiding every movement for 
the public welfare, the progress and develop- 
ment of the town of Wickford. In business 
he was singularly upright and just, holding 
fast to the Golden Rule as his guide in all his 
relations with other men, in business as well 
as in private affairs and in social life. He 
made many friends and enjoyed a high degree 
of popularity in the community where he was 

He married, November 29, tSSo, Flarriet 
M. Arnold, born at Exeter, Rhode Island, 
daughter of James B. and Elizabeth S. 
(Arnold) Arnold (see Arnold XI). Mrs. 
Sweet was educated in the public schools of 
\\'ickford. After which she learned telegraphy 
and became an operator for the Stonington & 
Providence, now the New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad Company at Kingston. 
After two years at that station, she was trans- 
ferred to the station at Wickford Junction, 
a position she filled with skill and efficiency 
for a period of eight )'cars. She is a com- 
municant of St. Paul's Protestant Episcopal 
Church of Wickford. 

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(Tlie Arnold Linel. 

The fnniily of Arnold is of great antiquity, 
iMving its origin among ancient princes of 
Wales, according to the pedigree recorded in 
till- College of Arms. They trace from Ynir, 
king of tiwentland, who flourished about the 
middle of the twelfth century, and who was 
paternally descended from Ynir, the second 
son of Cadwalder, king of Britons. The name 
is derived from Arn, an eagle, and holt, a 
j;n)ve. One Thomas Arnold married Agnes, 
(l.nighter of Sir Thomas Gammage, lord of 
("|ntey, and his son, Richard Arnold, married 
I'j'iniate, daughter of Pearce Young. Richard 
Arnold died in 1595, and his son, Thomas, 
married Alice, daughter of John Gully. 

(lY) William Arnold, son of Thomas and 
.Mice (Gully) Arnold, was born at Chesel- 
bourne, Dorsetshire, England, June 24, 15S7, 
and married Christian, daughter of Thomasine 
Peck, and had children in Leamington, War- 
wickshire, England, as follows: Elizabeth, 
born November 23. 161 1 ; Benedict, mentioned 
below; Joanna, born in 1617; Stephen, born 
December 22, 1622. The}- were followers of 
Roger Williams' party and landed in Hing- 
ham, Alassachusetts Bay colony, in 1635, and 
joined Williams on his expedition to Rhode 
Island and became original proprietors of the 
colony of Providence Plaritaiitns ii loy/, : nd 
founders of the First Baptist Church in Amer- 

(V) Governor Benedict .Arnold, eldest son 
of William and Christian (Peck) Arnold, was 
burn in December, 161 5. He became one of 
the early settlers of Newport, and in 1637 he 
became one of the thirteen heads of families 
who signed the agreement for majority rule. 
In 1654 he was made assistant for the town of 
Newport, and in 1657 joined Coddington in 
the purchase of Ouodnoquat Island, and the 
same year he was elected president of Rhode 
Island as successor to Roger Williams, who 
had resigned the office, and he was reelected 
in 1662-63. L'nder the royal charter he be- 
came the tirst governor of tiie colony of Rhode 
Island, 1663-66, and was reelected to thatotifice 
four times successively, and under his admin- 
istration, 1669-7S, friendly relations were re- 
established with the Providence Plantations. 
He married, December 17, 1640, Damaris, 
daughter of Stukely Westcott, of Salem, Mas- 
sachusetts. She was born in 1592, died in 
"^79- Governor Benedict .\rnold died June 
678. Their children were : Josiah, Bene- 
Jr., Godsgift. Freelove, Lester, Caleb, 

February 9, 17 19. He was a physician and 
surgeon. Lie was deputy to the general as- 
sembly in iC>7i, ii38o, 1684, 1706 and 1707. 
He was captain of a military company and 
served on a court-martial for the trial of In- 
dians in King Philip's war in 1676 at New- 
port. His will was dated July 7, 17 16, proved 
March 9, 1719. He resided at Portsmouth. 
?Ie married, June 10, 1666, Abigail Wilbur. 
Children: William, born May 31, 1667; Pene- 
lope. August 3. 1669; Josiah, December 26, 
1671; Peleg; Samuel; Oliver; Joseph, men- 
tioned below : Saiah. 

{Yil) Joseph Arnold, son of Caleb Arnold, 
was born about 1675. Among his children was 
Joseph, mentioned below. 

(YIII) Joseph (2) Arnold, son of Joseph 
(i) Arnold, lived at Exeter, Rhode Island. 

He married (first) Patience , (second) 

Hannah . Children, born at Exeter by 

first wife: Abigail, January 24, 1733. By 
second wife: Joseph, born February 3, 1738; 
Stephen, April 20, 1739: Samuel, January 16, 
1741 ; Josias, December 31, 1743; Patience, 
July 16, 1745; Mary, October 9, 1747; Peleg, 
February 15, 1749; Oliver, mentioned below. 

(IX) OHver Arnold, son of Joseph (2) 
Arnold, was born at Exeter, Rhode Island, 

October 15, 1750. He married Phebe . 

Children, born at E.xeter: Oliver, mentioned 
below; Amy, June 15, 1785; Mercy, July 16, 
17S7; Dorcas, ^March, 1790; James, August 
4, 1796. 

(X) Oliver (2) Arnold, son of Oliver (i) 
Arnold, married Dorcas Phillips. Among 
their children was Tames B., mentioned below. 

(XI) James B. Arnold, son of Oliver (2) 
Arnold, was born at Exeter, Rhode Island. 
He was a railroad man, and for many years 
was division master of the Stonington rail- 
road, now part of the New York, New Haven 
& Hartford Railroad Company. He married 
Elizabeth S. Arnold, daughter of William T. 
Arnold. Children: i. Benjamin F., born Au- 
gust 30, 1845 ; was a soldier in the civil war, 
drowned while returning from the service ; 
married Ann ^^'eeden and had one child, Ida, 
who married William Lanphear. 2. Harriet 
M., born January 7, 1847; married Daniel 
Congdon Sweet (see Sweet VIII). 3. James 
E., born December 7, 1S59, of Bellville, Rhode 
Island : married ]\Iary Smith and had one 
child. Daisy, who married Robert Reynolds 
and resides in \\'est Haven, Connecticut. 


mentioned below; Damaris, Priscilla, Pene- 

''■'Pe, John Golding. Elizabeth, .Absalom. 

(\T) Caleb .\rnold, son of Governor Bene- 
<!ict Arnold, was born December 19, 1644, died 

Nicholas L'tter, the immigrant 
UTTER ancestor, lived in Kings Town 

and Westerly, Rhode Island, and 
in Stonington, Connecticut. On November 6, 
1687, he was taxed at Rochester (Kings 


Town) and August 28, 1709, he joined in the 
"Shannock Purchase" at Rochester. On April 

28, 171 1, with about twenty others he pur- 
chased two tracts of land in Westerly, one of 
two hundred and eighty-six acres and the other 
of one hundred and fifty-six acres. On July 

29, 171 1, he sold his son Nicholas two hundred 
and eighty-six acres of land on the Pawcatuck 
river, and he died at Stonington or near there 
in 1722. Plis will was dated July 5. 1722, and 
proved October 17, 1722, the executors being 
Peter Crandall, John Maxson and John Rich- 
mond, and he mentioned in it his wife, his 
daughter-in-law Eleanor, wife of ^latthew 
Randall (evidently a step-daughter ), his friend 
John Richmond, sons Jabez. Thomas, Nicholas 
and William, daughter Millicent Yeomans and 
children of daughter Sarah Forman ; the son 
Thomas received a double share because of his 
taking care of his father in his old age. He 
married (first) , and he married (sec- 
ond) Elizabeth , widow, who died after 

1722. Children: Jabez, married .Mary ; 

Thomas; Nicholas; Millicent. married John 

Yeomans; William; Sarah, married 


(II) Thomas Utter, son of Nicholas Utter, 
was born about 1670. He lived in \\'esterly, 
Rhode Island, and among other children had 
John, mentioned below. 

(III) John Utter, son of Thomas Utter, 
%vas born January 29. 1703, at Westerly, Rhode 
Island. Children, born at Westerly : Abra- 
ham, mentioned below ; Eleanor, born Febru- 
ary 10, 1733. married Nathaniel Kcnyon ; 
Isaac, born January 4. i73f!-37; Jemima, born 
1738; Thankful, married Thomas Weeks. 

(IV) Abraham Utter, son of John Utter. 
was born at Westerly, Rhode Island, Novem- 
ber 18, 1732. He married (first) November 
22, 1759, Hannah White, daughter of Roger 
White. She died and he married (second) 
October 14, 1769, Hannah Curdick, daughter 
of Hubbard Piurdick. Among his children were : 
John; \\'illiam, mentioned below. He lived in 
Hopkinton. According to the census of 1774 
he lived at Westerly or Hopkinton, and had 
in his family two males over sixteen, one 
under that age. three females over sixteen and 
four females under sixteen. In the census 
of 1790 we find as heads of families in New 
York state, Isaac. John. Joseph, Josiah, Sam- 
uel, Solomon. \\"illiam and James, all doubtless 
of the Rhode Island family. William Utter 
was living in Northeast, Dutchess county, and 
another William at Southeast, an adjacent 

(Vl William Utter, son of Abraham Utter, 
was born at Hopkinton. Rhode Island, about 
1795. He remo\cd to Whitesboro, New York, 

He married Dolly Wilcox, of Whitesboro. 
They mo\ed to Plainfield, Otsego county, New 
York. .Among their children was George r)en- 
jamin, mentioned below. 

{Vl) Rev. George Benjamin Utter, son of 
Denjaiuin and Dolly (Wilcox) Utter, was born 
in Plainfield Center, Otsego county, New York, 
February 4. 18 19. He received a common 
school education at his home at Unadilla 
Forks and at the \\'h!tesboro Academy until 
he was thirteen years of age. He then learned 
the trade of printer and worked two years in 
Homer, and two in Schenectady, New York. 
In Schenectady he became a member of the 
.Apprentices Library .Association, and it was 
while studying and reading there that he 
formed the purpose of classical study. He 
read many of the library books and took part 
in the literary exercises and debates of the 
society. He entered the Oneida Institute at 
Whitesboro in 1S36, and was graduated in 
1S40. He then began study at the L'nion 
Theological Seminary of New York City, 
from which he was graduated in June, 1S43. 
Three weeks before graduation he was or- 
dained as a minister of the gospel at a meeting 
of the Seventh Day Baptist Eastern .Associa- 
tion. Soon afterwards he was sent by the 
association to England in order to establish 
closer relations with the churches of kindred 
faith there, and also for the purpose of study- 
ing in the libraries at London and O.xford the 
history of Sabbath discussions and of collect- 
ing books to form a Sabbath library in this 
country. In the spring of 1844 he returned to 
New York and joined with others in the estab- 
lishing of a weekly newspaper, the Sabbath 
Recorder, which is still published in another 
city. He was the manager of the paper, which 
soon became the recognized paper of the 
Seventh Day Baptist denomination, and he 
also preached occasionally. He was editor and 
publisher of this periodical for about twenty- 
five years, and also had charge of the monthly, 
quarterly and annual publication, and the 
books and reports of various kinds issued by 
his denomination. .At the outbreak of the 
civil war in 1861 he moved his printing estab- 
lishment to W^esterly, Rhode Island, and con- 
tinued his paper, in connection with a local 
secular newspaper, the Karragatisett M'cckly. 
In 1872 he sold the denominational periodicals 
to a society wliich wished to use them at an 
establishment near the university at .Alfred 
Center, .Allegany county, New York, and after 
that he continued the publication of the Xarra- 
gansctt Weekly at Westerly. He also published 
books, pamphlets and reports, and preached at 
times, as well as carrying out the demands of 
oflices which he held in various benevolent 

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5,,-Hr.i's. During his records as a publisher 
»-c hn> issued twenty-five volumes of the Sab- 
'■\)lh l\i-cordi-r; twelve volumes of a Sabbath 
>^-ih'ol paper ; three volumes of a Seventh Day 
i'..ipti-t memorial; one hymn book; one h_\mn 
j;i(! liKie book; one Seventh Day Baptist 
•iiaiuial; and twenty-two volumes of the 
,\'aii\i(iaiisctt Jl'trckly. He '"is a representative 
II!. m in his denomination, and a leading citizen 
i'.\ the southern part of the State, though he avoided public political positions. His 
liaiids have been full of good work, which has 
htcn done thoroughly and conscientiously." 

He married (first) in 1845, Catharine C. 
^lillnian. lie married (second) in 1847, ^Mary 
Starr Maxson, a direct descendant of John 
.Ma.xson, one of the pioneer settlers of New- 
port. Her mother was a daughter of Jesse 
Starr, of Newport, a revolutionary soldier, 
and granddaughter of \'ine Starr, also a revo- 
lutionary soldier. She was also a descendant 
of Elder William Brewster, who came in the 
•'Mayfiower.'' Ele married (third) in 1871, 
Harriet (Wells) Stillman, widow of Welcome 
Stillman. Son, by second wife: George Her- 
bert, mentioned below. 

(MI) Hon. George Herbert Utter, son of 
Rev. George Benjamin Utter, was born at 
riainfield Center, New York. July 2, 1S54. 
He was but seven years old when his parents 
came to Westerly, Rhode Island, where he 
attended private schools. For two years he 
was a student in the preparatory department 
of Alfred University. He then attended the 
Westerly high school for two years and entered 
.Amherst College, from which he was gradu- 
ated in the class of 1S77. He had learned the 
printer's trade, and after graduating he be- 
came associated with his father and uncle in 
publishing the Xarragansctf Weekly. After 
In.- uncle died in iSS-5 he became a partner of 
his father, and in 1892, after the death of his 
father, sole proprietor of the newspaper and 
printing business. In August, 1893, he estab- 
lished the Westerly Daily Sun, a newspaper 
that in a few years acquired the largest circu- 
lation in western Rhode Island and eastern 
Connecticut. As an editor and publisher ^Ir. 
I. tter took rank among the most prominent 
and successful in the state. The Sun is unique 
'" that it has no Saturday issue, but is pub- 
lished on Sunday evening. It is published in 
a Seventh Day Baptist community, where Sat- 
urday is observed as the Sabbath. 

He was distinguished in public life bevond 

most of his fellow men. He began his service 

<•> the state as member of the school board. 

on the staff of 

,-as elected to 

the general assembly and when the Republican 

■ ' ^ll^J ^i.aie as memoer 01 ine si 
f-rom 1883 to 1SS5 he served on 
''■overnor Bourn. In 18S; he w: 

party again came into power in Rhode Island, 
in 18S8, he was elected speaker of the house. 
He demonstrated remarkable executive abil- 
ity and proved a model presiding officer. From 
^iay, 1889, to ^lay, 1891. he was a state sena- 
tor and was a member of the judiciary com- 
mittee both years and its chairman during 
the last year, although this position is almost 
always filled by a lawyer. Then he was elected 
secretary of state, an office he filled with abil- 
ity and distinction, until he was obliged to 
relinquish it, on account of the demands of 
business, after his father died. In 1894 he 
became lieutenant-governor of Rhode Island 
and in that ofSce won the apt nickname of the 
"Little Giant" in affectionate admiration of 
masterly intellectual qualities with short 
stature. At the end of the term he retired to 
private life and devoted himself energetically 
to business. He was called to the public serv- 
ice again in 1903 as lieutenant-governor dur- 
ing the administration of Go\ernor Lucius G. 
Garvin. In 1905 he was elected governor. 
His administration as governor was character- 
ized by open warfare with the boss of his party. 
General Charles Brayton. In 190S he declined 
renomination. His administration was re- 
markable for many political and industrial re- 
forms of which he was the prime mover. He 
was always a staunch and influential Repub- 
lican, an aggressive and eloquent public 
speaker, well known to all the citizens of the 
state. In 19 10 he was elected to congress and 
in 19:2 he was reelected. He was active in the 
campaign of 19 1 2 and a few weeks before his 
death went west campaigning for President 
Taft. He returned home on account of ill- 
ness and underwent an operation at the Provi- 
dence Hospital for cancer of the liver. He 
died November 3, 1912. 

At a memorial service in the \\'esterly Opera 
House after his death, Rev. Clayton A. Bur- 
dick spoke of his life as a Christian and mem- 
ber of the Seventh Day Baptist Church ; Satn- 
uel H. Davis spoke of his service to the town, 
his public spirit and usefulness as a citizen. 
L'nited States Senator Henry F. Lippitt pro- 
nounced the eulogy. Senator Lippitt reviewed 
his public services, his character as a public 
officer and his great service to the state and 
nation. He said : 

Mr. Uttcr's experience, I believe, is unique in the 
State of Rhode Island. I am told that almost 
from his first appearance in Westerly, as a gradu- 
ate of Amherst College, he began to take an active, 
if not impijrtant. part in the public questions of this 
community. * * * Many other men have held 
some of tliese offices; some other men have held 
several of these otTices, but I believe there is no 
other man that has held all 01 them. * * * Mr. 
Utter was an orator. Throughout his career he 



had been a pleasing and popular speaker in every 
part of this State. As a speaker his methods were 
those of a practical man talking to a practical 
people. His addresses were simple in language, 
clear in their thoughts, direct in the wa.v he 
treated his subjects. * * * If he was a practical 
politician who discussed practical questions in a 
practical way, he was no less a man with lofty 
ideals of public and personal service, and if he felt 
and inculcated these ideas towards individuals you 
may well believe that he was no less desirous of 
serving- the State when he was called upon to serve 
her in a way that would redound to her glory and 
to the increase and upholding of her good name. 

Governor Utter marricil. May 19, 1S80, Eliz- 
abeth Loviua Brown, daughter o'' Gyrus Henry 
Brown (see Brown VIII). Children: George 
Benjamin, mentioned below ; Henry Edwin, 
mentioned below ; Alary Starr, born February 
21, 1S90, graduate of La Salle x-\cadeniy, 1912; 
Wilfred Brown, born September 13, 1894, 
student in the Poughkeepsie Alilitary Acad-, 

(\^II1) George Benjamin L'lter, son of 
Hon. George Herbert Utter, was born April 
II, 18S1. He was educated in the public 
schools of Westerly and graduated from the 
Riverview Academy of Poughkeepsie, New^ 
York. He entered Amherst College, from 
which he was graduated in 1905. Since then 
he has been associate editor and manager, and 
since the death of his father the publisher of 
the Westerly Sun. In 1907 he made an inter- 
esting trip around the worjd, joining his class- 
mate at college in India. They visited Egypt 
and made a tour of Europe in an automobile. 
His letters to the Sun during the seven months 
of travel were interesting and instructive. He 
is a member of the Seventh Day Baptist 
Church and assistant superintendent of the 
Sabbath school. He is a leader in the Boy 
Scout movement. He is a member of th.e Re- 
publican town committee of Westerly and of 
the executive committee of the Rhode Island 
Republican clubs. He is a member of the 
Colonial Club. 

(VIII) Dr. Henry Edwin Utter, brother of 
George Benjamin Utter, was born at Westerly, 
Rhode Island, April 9, 18S3. He was edu- 
cated in the public schools of his native town; 
was for two years a student in the Riverview 
Academy, Poughkeepsie, and graduated from 
Columbia L^niversity in 1906. He studied in 
the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New 
York, and was graduated in 1910 with the de- 
gree of Doctor of Medicine. He w-as ap- 
pointed an interne in the Rhode Island Hos- 
pital, January i, 191 3, and later in the year 
an interne in the Babies' Hospital of New 
York. He is now practicing at Westerly, mak- 
ing a specialty of infants" diseases. 

(The Brown Line). 

(I) 'Jliomas Brown, son of Nicholas and 
Elizabeth Brown, was born in Lynn, Massa- 
chusetts, in 1628. Nicholas Brown was son 
of Edward and Jane (Leids) Brown, of Ink- 
borrow, Worcestershire, England. Thomas 
Brown married Mary, daughter of Thomas 
Newhall, of Lynn, an early settler there. She 
was born about 1637. He died August 28, 1693, 
and she was appointed administratrix of his 
estate, October 9, 1693. Children: Thomas, 
Mary, Sarah, Josepli, Sarah. Jonathan, Jolin, 
Mary, Jonathan, lileazer, Ebenezcr, iJaniel, 
Aim, Grace, Daniel. 

(II) John Brown, son of Thomas Brown, 
was born at Lynn, Alassachusetts, in 1664. 
He was a carpenter. He lived in Stonington, 
Connecticut, where he married, October, 1692, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Ephraim and Hannah 
(Avory) Aliner, granddaughter of Lieutenant 
Thomas and Grace (Paliner) Miner. She was 
born April, 1674. Children: John, Jonathan, 
Elizabeth, Hepsibah, John, Ichabod, Prudence, 
Jedediah, Mehitable, Alary. 

(III) Jedediah Brown, son of John Brown, 
was boi'n April 28, 1709, died January 15, 
1732. He married, Noveinber 27, 1728, Abi- 
gail, born February 28, 1703, died June 6, 
1732, daughter of Joshua and Fear (Sturgess) 
Holmes; Fear Sturgess was daughter of Ed- 
ward Sturgess, the immigrant in 1634. Chil- 
dren of Jedediah Brown: Jedediah Jr., Lucian. 

(IV) Jedediah (2) lirown, son of Jedediah 
(i) Brown, was born Alarch 14, 1729, at Ston- 
ington, Connecticut, died October 31, 1791. 
He married, December 19, 1751, Mrs. Anna 
Flolmcs. Children: Tedediah, Lucy, Shubael, 
Roswell, Talon, Abigail, Martha, Thatcher, 
Ephraim, Desire. 

(V) Roswell Brown, son of Jedediah (2) 
Brown, was born in Stonington, Connecticut, 
August 27, 1760, died October 29, 1799. He 
married at Stonington, September 6, 1786, 
Esther Williams, born December 10, 176S, 
daughter of John and Katurah (Randal!) Wil- 
liams. Children : Cyrus \\'illiams, Roswell. 
William, Elias Williams, Esther. 

(VI) Cyrus Williams Brown, son of Ros- 
well Brown, was born Novetnber 30, 1788, at 
North Stonington, Connecticut, died there Au- 
gust 18, 1861. He was a farmer. He served 
in the war of 1812, responding to the call for 
the defence of Stonington. August 9 and 10, 
18 14, in the Third Company, Jesse Breed cap- 
tain. Lie received one hundred and sixty 
acres of land for his services. He married 
there, Th.eda, daughter of Nathan and Lydia 
(Dewey) Brown, son of Daniel, son of 
Thomas (2), son of Thomas (i) Brown. She 

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,sns born April i6, 1786, died Xovcmbcr 30, 
,,>^,^. Children: Cyrus William^., Esther, 
l.ydia, Polly or Mary, Lucy Palmer. 

■(\1I) Deacon Cyrus Williams (2) Brown, 
son of Cyrus Williams (i) Brown, was born 
March 11, 1S06, died November 30, 1875. ^^^ 
served as representative to the general assem- 
bly ; as selectman ; deacon of the Second Bap- 
ti-'t Church. lie married, December 12. 1S26, 
J-:iizabeth Stewart I'.abcock, born December 28, 
iSo('), died September 22, 1886. Children: 
j'niily Elizabeth, Cyrus Plenry. Louisa A., 
(;iik-on Perry, Benadam Williams, Thomas 
Sh;der, John Babcock, Sarah Ellen, William 
S., James S. 

(\'III) Cyrus Henry Brown, son of Dea- 
con Cyrus Williams {2) Brown, was born Xo- 
vcniber 24, 1829. at North Stonington, Con- 
necticut. He was author of the Brown Gene- 
alogy, published in 1907, which gives the his- 
tory of the families of Thomas. John and 
Bleazcr Brown, the American immigrants, 
lie taught school in Connecticut and "Rhode 
I.-land for si.x years, and in T856 moved to 
Brighton, Massachusetts. I'ntil 1S97 he was 
a merchant in Boston and Brookline, Massa- 
chusetts. He was superintendent of the Sun- 
day school for twenty-two years, being a mem- 
ber of the Brighton Avenue Baptist Church in 
Boston. In 1S97 he moved to \\'ester;y. He 
married, at Ashaway, Rhode Island, '.March 
23, 1S56, Sarah Catherine ^laxson, born 
March 4, 1837, died at Westerly, Rhode Island, 
October i, 1897, daughter of Horace and 
Lovina (Lami)hear') Maxson. Children: Eliz- 
abeth Lovina. born at Brighton, June 15, 1S58, 
married Hon. George Herbert Utter fsee 
I'tter VII) ; Henry Edwin, Brighton, April 5, 
1S61 ; Katherine Alabel, Brighton, November 
5,_i865; Wilfred Merrill, Brighton, April 4. 
1870; Horace Clifford, Boston.'june 22, 187:;; 
Grace Emily, July 19, iSSi. 

(Ill) Theophilus Luther, son 
LUTHER of Rev. Samuel Luther (q. 
v.). was born October 9. 1665. 
He settled at Swansea, Massachusetts. He 
niarried Lydia Kinnicutt. Among their chil- 
dren was Theophilus, mentioned below. 

(IV) Theophilus (2) Luther, son of Theo- 
philus d) Luther, was born at Swansea. He 
"jarried Sarah Child. They had a son Theo- 
pndus, mentioned below, and a son Barnabas, 
^''ho married, October 14, 1762. Mehitable 
•-'lie. sister of Esther Cole. 

f V ) Theophilus (3) Luther, son of Theo- 
['lulus (2) Luther, was born at Swansea. Mas- 
■ji'-diusetts. May 27, 1734. He was a soldier in 
^Jjc revolution, a private in Captain Peleg 
■ ''.ernian's company. Colonel Thomas Carpen- 


ter s regiment, stationed at Slade's Perry in 
Swan.-ea. January 6 to .\pril 19, 1777; also 
of the same company in Colonel John Hatha- 
way 's regiment (Bristol county) later in 1777, 
and in the same company under Colonel Car- 
penter in 1780 on the Tiverton alarm; also in 
Captain Jabez Barney's company. Colonel 
Mitchell's regiment, August to November, 
1780, muster roll dated at Rehoboth. (Mass. 
Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution, vol. x, 
p. 66). He married (first) March 13, 1760, 
Esther Cole, born at Swansea, December 13, 
■1738, died there April 16, 1776 (see Cole IV). 
He married (second) Martha Eddy. He mar- 
ried (third) Lovice 0\'ood) ]\Iace, widow of 
Captain Mace. Children of first wife, born at 
-Swansea: Benjamin, born February 8, 17G1 ; 
Esther, July 7, 1763; Sarah, February 11, 
1765; Jonathan, March 2^, 1767: ]\far_\-. May 
13, 1769; Theophilus, mentioned below. Child 
of third wife: JMace, born May 9, 1798. 
married, January 7, 1833, Eliza Francis, and 
had S. M. Luther, wdio is of Garrettsville, 
Ohio, (compiler of the genealogy). 

(VI) Theophilus (4) Luther, son of Theo- 
philus (3) Luther, was born at Swansea. Mas- 
sachusetts, September 20, 1772, died April 25, 
1856. He married (first) February 19, 1795, 
Mary Mason, who died August 6, 1809. He 
married (second) January 10, 1813, !vlary 
Hathaway, who died September 30, 1847, in 
her sixty-ninth year. He married (third) 
March 30, 1848, Abigail Wheeler. Children 
by second wife: William IL. mentioned be- 
low; Sarah; Jonathan R., horn September i, 
1817, died January 26, 1848; Letitia. 

(VII) VVilliani H. Luther, son of Theophi- 
lus (4) Luther, was born in. 18 14 at Provi- 
dence, Rhode Island. He resided in Provi- 
dence, and died there February 5, 1877. He 
married Rachel ]\I. Town, daughter of .\aron 
'J'own (see Town VII). Children: Mary E., 
mentioned below ; William IL, of Providence, 
married Laura Whipple; Susan, married 
Thomas II. Carrique, and had a daughter, 
Mary .-\., who married Willard X. Banks^ Ed- 
win T., died 190^, married Matilda McCul- 

(VIH) Mary E. Luther, daughter of Wil- 
liam H. Luther, was born in Providence, 
Rhode Island. She married, April 23, 1S63, 
at Providence, Rhode Island, John Edward 
Brown, son of John and Isabclle Brown. His 
father was a mariner, John Edward Brown 
was born in Boston. Massachusetts, September 
19, 1836. He had one sister, Isabelle, who 
married Nathan H. Daniels, and lived in Bos- 
ton. John Edward Brown attended the public 
schools and the English and Latin High 
Schools of Boston. When a young man he 

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entered the employ of Foster &• Taylor, East 
India merchants. He left this linn alter a 
number of years, and established himself in 
business as a broker in Chicago. He was 
exceptionally successful and for twenty-eight 
years was a prominent figure in the financial 
circles of that city. He was a member of the 
Chicago Board of Trade. After he retired 
he made his home in Providence, where he 
spent his last years and where he died August 
2, 1909. He was buried at Mount Auburn in 
Cambridge, Massacluisctts. In politics Mr. 
Brown was a Republican ; in religion a I'ni- 
tarian. His tastes were domestic; he never 
sought public honors. Their only child, Alice, 
died at the age of four years. Mrs. Brown 
resides in Providence at 200 Lexington ave- 
nue. She is a member of the Universalist 
church and of the Rliode Island Woman's 
Club and the Independence Chapter, Daugh- 
ters of the .American Revolution, 01 Provi- 

(The Cole I>ine). 

(II) Hugh Cole, son of James Cole (q. v.), 
was born in London, England, in 1627. He 
came to this country with his parents. He 
married (first) January 8," 1654, Mary Fox- 
well, daughter of Richard and .Ann (Shelley) 
Foxwell,''of Barnstable, Massachusetts. He 
married (second) January i, 16S9, Elizabeth, 
widow of Jacob Cook, formerly widow of 
William Shurtleff, and daughter of Thomas 
and Ann Lettuce. He married (third) Janu- 
ary 30, 1694. Mary, widow of Deacon Ephraim 
Morton. Hugh Cole was a surveyor and 
shipwright in Barnstable and held various 
town offices. He removed to Swansea where 
he was selectman, and from 1673 to 1689, 
almost continuously, deputy to the general 
court. He was a friend of King Philip. Chil- 
dren : James, born November 3, 1655; Hugh, 
Alarch G, 1658; John, :\Iay 15. 1660; Martha, 
April 16, 1662; Anna, December 14, 1664; 
Ruth, January 8, 1666; Joseph, May 18, 1668; 
Ebenezer. mentioned below; Mary, 1676; Ben- 
jamin, 1678. 

(III) Ebenezer Cole, son of Hugh Cole, 
was born in 1671, at Swansea, died Septem- 
ber 4, 1719. He married }vlehitable Luther, 
daughter of Elder Samuel Lutlier. She died 
IMarch 18, 1764. Children: Ebenezer, born 
October 27, 1699; Phcbe, Januan,- 10, 1701 ; 
Samuel, June 24. 1704; Anne. IMarch i, 1706; 
Martlia, March i, 1709: Mary, April 17, 1711 ; 
Edv^•a^d. July 3, 1713; Ebenezer, October 27, 
1715; Benjamin, mentioned below. 

(IV) Benjamin Cole, son of Ebenezer Cole, 
was born February 3, 1717. died April I, 1794. 
He married, June 24, 1738, Mary Beverly, 
dauglitcr of George and Esther (^Carpenter) 

Beverly. She was born July 2, 1717, died 
April 17, 1799. He was a member of the Bap- 
tist ciuirch of Warren, elected deacon, De- 
cember 27. 1764. Children: Esther, Ix^ru De- 
cember 13. 173S, died April i6. 1776, mar- 
ried Theophilus Luther (see Luther V) ; Me- 
hitable, April 19, 1741 ; Patience, September 
12, 1744; Mary, December 24, 1746; Lydia, 
March 7, 1749; Roby, .August 2, 1758. 

The surname Towne is an ancient English 
surname but not of frequent occurrence. It 
is found as early as 1227. Again in the reign 
of Henry R'. the coat-of-arms of the Towne 
family and the family name are found on a 
memorial window in a church at Kensington, 
county Kent. The arms are described : Argent 
on a chevron sable, three crosses crosslet, 
ermine. It is believed that Richard Towne, 
of Braceby, Lincolnshire, England, and his 
wife Ann, were parents of the American immi- 
grant, mentioned below. 

(I) William Towne, the American immi- 
grant, was born in England and baptized May 
21, 1603. He married, at Yarmouth, county 
Norfolk, England, March 25, 1G20, Joanna 
Blessing, in the church of St. Nicholas, and 
there six of his children were baptized. He 
settled, first, at Salem, Massachusetts, where 
he had a grant of land in 1640 and resided in 
the part of the town called Xorthfields until 
165 1, when he bought land and moved to 
Topsfield. In 1652 he sold his Salem prop- 
erty and bought more land at Topsfield. He 
died at Topsfield about 1672. His widow died 
ten years later. Children: i. Rebecca, bap- 
tized February 21, 1621 ; married Francis 
Nurse; she was executed for withcraft at 
Salem, July 19, 1692. 2. John, baptized Feb- 
ruary 16, 1624. 3. Susannah, baptized Octo- 
ber 20, 1625. 4. Edmund, baptized June 28, 
1628. 5. Jacob, mentioned below. 6. Mary, 
baptized August 24. 1634; married Isaac 
Estey ; she was also executed for withcraft, 
September 22, 1692. 7. Sarah, baptized Sep- 
tember 3, 1648. 8. Joseph, born 1639, bap- 
tized September 3, 1649. 

(II) Jacob Towne, son of William Towne, 
was bom in England, and baptized at Yar- 
mouth, March 11, 1632. He married, June 26, 
1657, Catherine Simonds, of Salem. They 
lived at Salem twelve years and then removed 
to Topsfield, where hi? will was dated Novem- 
ber 27, 1704. Children: John, mentioned 
below; Jacob, born February 13, 1660; Cath- 
erine. February 25, 1662; Deliverance, August 
5, i6(')4; Ruth, August 5, 1664; Edmund, July 
21, 1666. 

(III) Deacon John Towne, son of Jacob 



•i',.\\nc, was born at Topsfield, A[)ril 2, 165S, 
,j..c,l there in 1740. He married, February 2, 
it-Sfj. Mary Smith. He settled in Framing- 
I'.ini and was elected selectman at the first 
!,.wn meeting in 1712; removed to Oxford, 
Mrissaclmsetts, of which he was elected town 
c!erk and selectman at the first town meeting, 
liilv 22, 1713- From the organization of the 
'church there to the end of his life he was 
d'-ncon and his son Jonathan succeeded him in 
that office. Children, born at Topsfield : Mary, 
l.nrn June 23, 16S1 ; Jolin, November 25. 1682 ; 
Israel. November 18, 1684; Estiicr, Deceni- 
hcr 13, i(>S6; Ephraim, April 22, 168S; Jona- 
ilian, mentioned below ; David, October 22, 
iri93; Samuel, January 25. 1C195 ; Edmund, 
May 7, 1699; John, ]May 31, 1702. 

(I\') Deacon Jonathan Towne, son of Dea- 
cwi John Towne, was born at Topsfield, March 
11. 1691, died at Oxford in 1771. He was 
deacon of the Oxford Church. He married 

Catherine . who died June 8, 1757. 

Children, born at Oxford: Jacob, born Octo- 
ber 20, 1720; Tamar, February 22, 1722; 
Simon, March 26, 1724; Jonathan, April 26, 
1727; John, December 13, 1728: JNIary, June 
4, 1731; Josiah, mentioned below; Huldah, 
Xovember 2, 173". 

(V) Josiah Towne. son of Deacon Jona- 
than Towne, was born at Oxford, August 10, 
1734. He was a soldier in the P>ench and 
Indian war and in the revolution. He mar- 
ried, August 13, 1756, Susannali Rich, of 
Charlton.^ He died Fehruarv 14, 1821 ; she 
died November 2S. 1788. Children: Cathe- 
rine, born May 23. 1757; Susanna. June 
^'^^ 1759; Josiah, mentioned below; Richard 
Rogers, May 2, 1764. 

(\T) Josiah (2) Town, son of Josiah (i) 
Towne, was born at Oxford, August 12, 1761, 
died December 30. 1S24. He married (first) 
1780, Dorothy Hill, of Killingly, Connecticut. 
She died in 1791, and he married (second) 
■March 10, 1793, Elizabeth Ware. Children: 
Aaron, mentioned below ; Leonard, born Octo- 
ber 31, 1783; Ruth, October 31, 1783. twin; 
Susanna, May 2, 1790. 

(VH) Aaron Town, son of Josiah (2) 
Town, was born at Charlton, r^Ias^achusetts, 
September 11. 1781, died at I'rovidcnce. July 
-3- 1819. He removed to Providence, Rhode 
Lland. He married Nancy Pettis, born Au- 
K'lst 31, 17S2. Children: i. Mary Ann, born 
April II, 1808, married James Murphy. 2. 
Su^an D., born November 2y. 1809, married 
I'avid Slocum. 3. James P., born November 
'I. 1811. 4. Rachel M.. born ^Larch 7, 1814. 
"larried William H. Luther (see Luther VH). 
.V Elizabeth F., born September 2, 1816, mar- 
ri^-'d Collins Chase. 6. Aaron, born Novem- 
ber 19, 1819. 

William Winslow, or Wynce- 
WIXSLOW low, first of the line as traced 

in England, had children: i. 
John, of London, afterward of Wyncelow 
Ltall, was living in 1387-88; married ^Liry 
Crouchman, died in 1409-10, styled of Crouch- 
man Hall. 2. William (2), of whom further. 
(H) William (2), son of William (i) 
Winslow, had a son Thomas, of whom fur- 

(III) TlKimas son of William (2) Wins- 
low, was of I'lurton, county Oxford, having 
lands also in Essex. He was living in 1452. 
He married Cecelia Tansley, one of two daugh- 
ters, and the heiress of an old family. She 
was called Lady .\gnes. Had a son, Wil- 
liam (3). 

(IV) William (3), son of Thomas Wins- 
low, was living in 1329. Children: Kenelm, 
of whom further : Richard, had a grant from 
Edward VL of the rectory of Elksley, county 

(V) Kenelm, son of William (3) Wins- 
low, purchased, in 1559, of Sir Richard New- 
port, an estate called Newport's Place, in 
Kempsey, Worcestershire. He had. an older 
and very extensive estate, in the same parish, 
called Clerkenleap, sold by his grandson Rich- 
ard Winslow in i(5so. He died in 1607 in the 
parish of St. Andrew. He married Catherine 

- — . His will, dated April 14, 1607, and 

proved November 9 following, is still pre- 
served at Worcester. Only son, Edward, of 
whom further. 

(\T) I'Mward, son of Kenelm (i) Wins- 
low, was born October 17, 1560, in the parish 
of St. Andrew, county Worcester, England, 
and died before 1631. He lived in Kempsey 
and Droitwich, county Worcester. He mar- 
ried (first) Eleanor Pelham, of Droitv.dch ; 
(second) at St. Bride's Church, London, No- 
vember 4, 1594, Magdalene Oliver, the records 
of whose family are found in the parish regis- 
ter of St. Peter's, Droitwich. Children: 1. 
Richard, born about 1585-86. 2. Edward, born 
October 18, 1395, at Droitwich, governor of 
Plymouth colony; married (first) at Leyden, 
May 16, 161S, Elizabeth Barker; (second) 
May 12, 1621, Susan (Fuller) White, who 
came in the "Mayflower" with Governor Wins- 
low, widow of William White, and mother of 
Peregrine White, the first-born in the colony. 
3. John, born April 16, 1597. died 1674 in Bos- 
ton ; married, October 12, 1624, Mary, daugh- 
ter of James and Susaruia Chilton, who came 
in the "Mayflower." 4. Eleanor, born April 
22, 159S, at Droitwich, and remained in Eng- 
land. 5. Kenelm (2), of whom further, f: 
Gilbert. October 26, i('kx>, came in the "May- 
flower" with Edward, signed the compact, re- 


turned to England after 1623, and died there. 
7. Elizabeth, March 8, 1602, buried January 
20, 1604, at St. Peter's Church. S. Magdalen, 
born December 26, i6o.^, at Droitwich, re- 
mained in England. 9. Josiah, born February 
II, 1606. 

(\'1I) Kenelm (2), son of Edward W'ins- 
low, was born at Droitwich, county Worcester, 
England, April 29, I59'9, baptized at St. Peter's 
Church, -\Iay 3, 1599, died at Salem. :\Iassa- 
chusetts, September 13, 1672. He was the 
immigrant ancestor. He came to Plyniouth, 
probably in 1629, with his brother Josiah, and 
was admitted a freeman January i. 1632-33. 
He was surveyor of the town of Plymouth in 
1640, and was fined ten shillings for neglecting 
the highways. He removed to Marshfield 
about 1641, having previously received a grant 
of land at that place, then called Green's Har- 
bor, March 5. 1637-38. This grant, originally 
made to Josiah Winslow, his brother, he shared 
with Love Drewster. His home was "on a 
gentle eminence by the sea, near the extremity 
of land lying between Green Harbor and South 
Rivers. This tract of the township was con- 
sidered the Eden of the region. It was beau- 
tified with groves of majestic oaks and grace- 
ful walnuts, with the underground void of 
shrubbery. A few of these groves were stand- 
ing within the memory of peisons now living 
(1854), but all have fallen beneath the hand 
of the woodman." The homestead he left to 
his son Nathaniel. Other lands were granted 
to Kenelm as the common land was divided. 
He was one of the twenty-six original pro- 
prietors of Assonet, now Freetown, .Massa- 
chusetts, purchased of the Indians, April 2, 
1659, ''■"d received the twenty- fourth lot, a 
portion of which was lately owned by a lineal 
descendant, having descended by inheritance. 
Kenelm was a joiner by trade as well as a 
planter. He filled various town offices, was 
deputy to the general court from 1642 to 1644 
and from 1649 to 1653, ^•gl"''^ years in all. He 
had considerable litigation, as the early court 
records show. He died at Salem, whither he 
had gone on business, apparently after a long 
illness, for his will was dated five weeks earlier. 
August 8, 1672, and in it he described himself 
as "being very sick and drawing ntg^h unto 
death." He may have been visiting his niece, 
Mrs. Elizabeth Corwin, daughter of Edward 

He married, in June, 1634, Eleanor .-\dams. 
widow of John .\dams. of Plymouth. She 
survived him and died at Marshfield, where 
she was buried December 3, i68r, aged eighty- 
three. Children: Kenelm (3), born about 
1636; Eleanor cr Ellen, born about 1637: Na- 
thaniel, born about 1639; Job (q. v.). 

William Reynolds, the im- 
REYNOLDS migrant ancestor, settled in 

Providence, Rhode Island. 
In 1637 he and certain others were to pay two 
shillings six pence apiece for ground that they 
had granted to them, and on August 20, 1637, 
or a little later, he and twelve others signed the 
following compact: "We whose names are 
hereunder, desirous to inhabit in the town of 
Providence, do promise to subject ourselves 
in active and passive obedience to all such 
orders or agreements as shall be made for pub- 
lic good of tlie body in an orderly way, by the 
major consent of the present inhabitants, mas- 
ters of families, incorporated together in 
Town fellowship, and others whom they adnfit 
unto them only in civil things." On July 27, 
1640, he was one of thirty-nine who signed an 
agreement for a form of government. On 
November 17, 1641, he with twelve others 
complained in a letter to Massachusetts of the 
"insolent and riotous carriage of Samuel Gor- 
ton and his company," and therefore the peti- 
tioners desired Massachusetts to "lend us a 
neighborlike helping hand," etc. On January 
30, 1644, he was one of the Providence settlers 
who testified as to the outrage on Warwick 
settlers by Alassachusetts. On January 27. 
1645. he sold to Robert Williams all his .houses 
and home share and three small pieces of 
meadow, and on the same date he sold to Wil- 
liam Field a share of si.x acres on Fox's Hill. 
On April 27, 1646, he sold to Thomas Lawton 
his valley of eighty acres, and three acres of 
meadow. Child : James, mentioned below. 

(II) James Reynolds, son of William Rey- 
nolds, lived in Kings Town, Rhode Island, and 
died in 1700. On May 13, 1665, he signed 
the petition for land in Kings Province, and 
May 20, 1671, he took the oath of allegiance. 
He' served as constable in 1671, overseer of 
the poor in 1687, grand juryman in 16S8, con- 
servator of the peace in 1690. On May 2, 
1677, he was one of those who petitioned the 
assembly for instruction, assistance and advice, 
as to the oppressions they suffered from Con- 
necticut, and on May 24, 1677, he and the 
others who had been taken to Hartford as 
prisoners, received the following from the 
Rhode Island authorities in a letter: "That 
you might receive all suitable encouragement 
that as you continue true to your engagement 
to this colony and upon that account are kept 
prisoners, we shall equally bear your charges 
of imprisonment, and with all expedition ad- 
dress ourselves to his Majesty for relief." _ On 
July 29, 1679. his name was on the petition 
to the King for an end to the troubles between 
the two colonies. He and his wife deeded to 
son John fifty acres of land, December 26, 

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■' til 7 I 

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53 ! 

ii.jl and April 29, 1684. tliey deeded one hun- 
.irctl acres in East Greenwich to their son 
laniis. On April 3. 1692, he deeded a slave, 
nnnied Elizabeth, to his son-in-law, Thomas 
Nivhols, and wife Mercy, if said slave be alive 
nt decease of grantor; January 21. 1699, he 
(k-c(lc(! a negro boy named John to his son 
Erancis, under same conditions. He deeded 
til'ty acres to his son Ilenr}-. March 22. 1699. 
On June 5. 1699, he ratified a deed to grand- 
daushter. Sarah Aires, and her male heirs. 
Laving previously omitted the word heirs when 
(k-cdiiig to his son John. On September 21. 
1700, a declaration was made by Tohn Sweet 
that James Reynolds Sr. made a deed of gift 
l(p daughter Deborah and her husband. John 
Sucet, of a negro girl Betty, but that after- 
wards he gave Betty freedom when she should 
be thirty years of age. and to this John Sweet 
and his wife consented. His son' James was 
c.vccutor of his will, and March 14. 1703. he 
took a receipt from his brother Henrv and from Joseph and Francis for their shares 
in the estate. James Reynolds married Debo- 
rah . Children: John, born October 

12. 164S; James. October 28. 1650; Joseph, 
n-.cntioncd below: Henry, mentioned below; 
Deborah. 1658: Francis, October 12, 1662; 
Mercy, 1664; Robert, mentioned below; Ben- 

(UI) Joseph. Henry and Robert Revnolds. 
sons of James Reynold's, each had a son' by the 
name of John, who may have been ancestor of 
this Reynolds line. 

Joseph Reynolds was born November 27. 
1^)52, died 1722. and lived in North Kings- 
town, Rhode Island; he married Susanna 

■ , and she married (second) November 

7. 1723, Robert Spencer; he may have had an 
earlier wife than Susanna. Children: Joseph, 
ncnjamin. George. Samuel, Elizabeth, John, 
nientioned below. Susanna. Deborah and Marv. 
Henry Reynolds was born January i. 1656. 
d^icd 1716; lived in Kings Town and East 
Greenwich, Rhode Island; married Sarah 
^'recne, born March 2/. 1664. died after 1716, 
daughter of James and Deliverance (Potter) 
^■recne. Children: Henrv, born Julv 31. 
'''"%; John, born June 10. 1688; Sarah.' born 
January 5, 1690; Deliverance, born December 
^. i6g2; Mary. James. Thomas, Deborah. 
Elisha, born 1706. 

Robert Reynolds lived in Kings Town, 
Kluide Island, and died in 171s: married De- 
•'verance Smith, who died after' 171;. daughter 
"'Jeremiah and Aviary (Gereardv) Smith. Flis 
\\ill. dated August 22, 171 3. was proved De- 


[715. his wife being executrix. 

•I'ldrcn : Robert. Mary, Deborah, John. 
'1\') John Reynolds, son of Joseph Rey- 

nolds, was born about 1680. He lived at E.xe- 
ter. Rhode Island. Children: John; Benja- 
min ; Jonathan ; Joseph, mentioned below ; 
Hannah; Mary; Elizabeth. 

{V) Jo.seph (2) Reynolds, son of John Rev- 
nolds, was born about 1725. at Exeter. Rhode 
Island. Children : George, born November 27. 
I75'i: Hannah, born June 29. 1738, married 
Oliver Arnold; Dorcas, born April 25. 1760, 
married Caleb Wheaton, of Providence; Jo- 
seph, born March 9, 1762. died voung; Lucv, 
born November 25. 1763. died September. 
1835. married Stephen Waite ; :\lartha. born 
October 15. 1766. died in infancv; Martha, 
born June 9. 1768. married Dean Sanford; 
Joseph, mentioned below; John, born Septem- 
ber 27. 1772. died March iS. 1858; Anne, born 
February 9. 1775. married ^ Corv : Ben- 
jamin, born October 26. 1778. 

(\'I) Joseph (3) Reynolds, son of Joseph 
(2) Reynolds, was born September 2^. 1772, 
at Exeter. Rhode Island. He was educated 
there in the public schools, and engaged in 
business as a general merchant at Norwich, 
Connecticut, and later at Wickford, Rhode 
Island. He became a large owner of land, 
succeeding to a part of the estate of his father- 
in-law. Lodowick Updike. His homestead at 
Wickford is now in the possession of Abigail 
Updike and Lucy W'aite Reynolds, his grand- 
daughters. Mr. Reynolds died there in 'Octo- 
ber, 1843, and was buried in Elm Grove Cem- 
etery. He was a member of the Societv of 
Friends. He married Abigail Updike, daugh- 
ter of Lodowick Updike (see Updike IV). 
She died at "Wickford. December 19. 1862, 
aged ninety-three years. She was a member 
of the Protestant Episcopal Church. She is 
buried in Elm Grove Cemetery. She was 
prominent in the work of St. Paul's Church 
and in charitable work for many years. Chil- 
dren : Abigail Updike, born May' 29. 1801. in 
Norwich. Connecticut, married Jabez Bullock, 
of Wickford; Alfred Joseph, born at Nor- 
wich. October 7. 1805, died in Providence; 
Lodowick Gilbert, born April 24. 1808: Ed- 
win Halsev, mentioned below. 

(Vll) Edwin Halsev Reynold-, son of Jo- 
seph (3) Reynolds, was born May 14, 1810. 
at Wickford. Rhode Island. He was educated 
in the public schools of his native town. When 
a young man he went to Providence and 
learned the art of gold and silver plating. He 
engaged in business in New York City as a 
gold and silver plater, and afterward in Provi- 
dence. Rhode Island, where he occupied a 
factory at the corner of Dorrance and Friend- 
ship streets. His Inisiness prospered and he 
became one of the most prominent and suc- 
cessful manufacturers in his line of businc'^s 

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in the city. He continued in hiuincss to the 
time of his death. He had an attractive home 
on Benevolent street in Providence, and spent 
his summers on the Reynolds homestead at 
Wickford. He died July 21, 1878, and was 
buried at Swan Point Cemeterv, Providence. 
In politics he was a Republican of great earn- 
estness, highly influential and a generous sup- 
porter of his party. In all the relations of life 
he proved himself a capable and useful citi- 
zen, of upright character and warm heart and 
sympathies for those foriimate. l~o hi« 
family he was always a devoted husband and 

He married, at Providence, June 29, 1853, 
Mary Randall Andrews, born at Providence, 
daughter of \\'illiam and Delilah (Mason) 
Andrews. Her father was born in Dighton, 
son of William and Patience Andrews. Wil- 
liam Andrews died April 25, 1S85, at Provi- 
dence, aged eighty-eight years, and his wife 
died ]March 11, 1877. aged seventy-nine years. 
Mrs. Reynolds died August 16, 1S79. and was 
buried at the side of her husband in Swan 
Point Cemetery. Children : Abigail Updike, 
who now resides on the Reynolds homestead 
at Wickford; Lucy Waite. who resides with 
her sister; Joseph Lodowick, died January 15, 
1914, unmarried, and was buried at Swan 
Point Cemetery. Providence. The Misses 
Reynolds resided at Wickford in summer and 
in Providence in winter until 1910. Since then 
their home has been at Wickford. Both are 
active in social and church work and are num- 
bers of St. Stephen Protestant Episcopal 
Church, of Providence. 

(The UpJike Line). 

(I) Gilbert Updike, the immigrant ancestor, 
was born in Germany, and after coming to this 
country lived at Lloyd's Neck. New York, and 
at Kings Town, Rhode Island. He married Sep- 
tember 24, 1643, Katherine Smith, who died 
before 1664, daughter of Richard Smith, who 
came from county Gloucester, England, to 
Taunton, Massachusetts, and Kings Town, 
Rliode Island: he was born 1596, died i66<'3; 
his wife died before i6f34. Child: Lodowick, 
mentioned below. 

(II) Lodowick Updike, son of Gilbert L"p- 
dike, was born in 1646, died about 1737. He 
lived in North Kings Town, Rhode Island. 
He married Abigail Newton, who died in 
1745, daughter of Thomas and Joan (Smith) 
Newton. Thomas Newton married, April 16, 
1648, Joan Smith, who died before 1664, 
daughter of Richard Smith, born 1596, died 
1666. mentioned above. Abigail Newton was 
a cousin of Lodowick Updike. 

(HI ) Daniel Updike, son of Lodowick Up- 

dike, was bnrn in 1694, died May 15. 1757. 
He lived in North Kings Town. Rliode Island. 
He married (first) in 1716, Sarah Arnold. 
He married (second) December 21, 1722, 
Anstis Jenkins, born October 28, 1702, daugh- 
ter of Richard and Mary (Wilkins) Jenkins. 
Richard Jenkins lived in Bristol, Rhode 
Island: died February 25, 1704; his wife, 
Mary (\\'ilkins) Jenkins, died after 1704, 
daughter of John and Anstis (Rissett) Wil- 
kins ; Anstis Bissett was a widow, born 1639, 

died October 31, 171 1, daughter of 

Gold, of England; John Wilkins died in 1704; 
came from \\'iltshire, England, to Boston, 
Massachusetts, and then to Bristol, Rhode 
Island. Children : Lodowick, mentioned be- 
low : Mary, born in 1727. married John Cole; 
Gilbert, born and died in 1729: \\'ilkins, born 
and died in 1729. 

(IV) Lodowick (2) L'pdike, son of Daniel 
Updike, was born July 12. 1725, died June 6, 
1S04. He lived in North Kings Town, Rhode 
Island. Lodowick Updike was educated by 
private tutors. One of his instructors was 
Rev. John Checkley, rector of St. John's 
Protestant Episcopal Church of Providence, 
an Oxford scholar, and learned divine. Mr. 
Updike studied law, but never practiced. He 
owned a large estate in South Kings Town, 
a fine farm comprising some fifteen hundred 
acres, which he inherited from his father, and 
grandfather. Richard Smith. Plis home was in 
the old L'pdike mansion or Smith's Castle, as 
it was called, near Wickford. He was a prom- 
inent man. He was a communicant of the 
Church of England. He is described as typical 
Englishman in his small clothes and wig, re- 
sembling George HI. in appearance. He mar- 
ried, January 25. 1759. Abigail Gardner, born 
in 1740. died in 1826, daughter of John and 
^lary (Taylor) Gardner or Gardiner. John 
Gardner was born July 8, 1696, died July 7, 
1770; lived at South Kings Town. Mary Tay- 
lor was his second wife. He was a son of 
^\'illiam and Abigail (Remington) Gardner. 
Abigail (Remington) Gardner, born 16S1, died 
March 6. 1763, was a daughter of John and 
Abigail (Richmond) Remington; Abigail 
Richmond was born in 1656, died 1744. daugh- 
ter of Edward and Abigail (Davis) Richmond. 
Edward Richmond, son of John Richmond, 
was of Newport and Little Compton, Rhode 
Island. John Remington died in 1688, was of 
Kings Town, son of John and Abigail Rem- 
ington, of Haverhill. Massachusetts, and of 
Jamestown and Warwick, Rhode Island. Wil- 
liam Gardner was a son of Benoni and Mary 
Gardner. Mary was born in 1643, "^''^"^ ^'O' 
vember 16. 1729. Benoni Gardner died about 
1 73 1, was of North Kings Town, son of 


<;c<irRi' and Hcrodias Gardner, of Newport. 
I Sec tiardncr and Gardiner in this work). 
I'iiildren: Daniel, born 1761, a lawyer of East 
(;reenwicli, married Adolissa Arnold; James, 
|..rii 1765, died unmarried at Wickford; An- 
■ tK. born 1765, died aged one hundred, mar- 
ried William Lee, of Providence; Mary, born 
I -(17, married Nathaniel Alundy, merchant, 
Wickford; Abigail, born 1769, married Joseph 
Kc'vnolds, of Wickford (see Reynolds \'I) ; 
Snnih, born 1771, married David Llagan, of 
Wickford; Lydia, born 17-2, j-narried Fred- 
crick Crary, of Wickford; Lodowick, born 
1774, merchant, of Rhode Island and New 
York, married Rhoda Baker; Alfred, born 
1779, merchant, married Dorcas Reynolds, of 
Wickford; Gilbert, born 1781, married Han- 
nah Dennis; and Wilkins. 

The surname Richmond had 
RIGILMOND its origin in Brutanv, 
France, and is derived from 
the French words "riclie'" and "monte" or 
"monde." In English history it first appears as 
Kychemond, afterwards as Richemounte and 
Richcmonte, and uhimately as Riclimond. 
Among tlie various lines of ancestors in Eng- 
land are found those of the Ashton-Keynes 
and other Wiltshire Richmonds ; the former 
lor five generations bore the alias of Webb, 
first assumed by William Richmond about 
1430, when he married Alice, daughter and 
heiress of Thomas Webb, of Draycott, Wilt- 
.^iiire, England. It is claimed by some euiinent 
genealogists that the Richmond's of New Eng- 
land (though perhaps not in all of the branches 
in that region, or elsewhere in America) de- 
scended through one Roald, son of Roaldus 
"Ic Ennase," w^hile others of equal celebrity 
state that they descend from Alan, another son 
cf Roaldus "le Ennase." asserting tliat son 
Koald had no children. 

The Richmond genealogy informs us that 
Roaldus de Richmond waV granted lands by 
the crown in Yorkshire, and tradition has i't 
tiiat this Richn.ond was a relative of Alan 
Riifus. Alan Rufus was a kinsman of the 
(-onqueror, and was granted lands in Y'ork- 
^Jnre, where he built his castle and was the 
•irst duke of Richmond. Tradition also says 
t'_iat John Richmond was born in Ashton- 
^t-ynes. and one reputable writer states that 
'" an e.xam.ination of the old church records at 
■Yhlon-Ke.mes he found the date of baptism 
"' John Richmond in 1597. 

(I) This John Richmond was the Ameri- 
'".-111 ancestor of the particular branch of the 
.'•••"idy to be treated of in these annals, and it 
'^ 'Kiieved that he came to this countrv with a 

colony of cadets of noble English families on 
the western coast of Ireland, who had chosen 
this remote region that they might be able to 
"engage in commercial and other pursuits 
without shocking their aristocratic relatives." 
It is believed that John Richmond came to 
America in a trading vessel, and it is known 
that he was engaged in carrying on an exten- 
sive and flourishing trade with Saco, Maine, in 
1635, for the records show that in 1636 he was 
m court with a suit brought by him, "to collect 
from Thomas Lew^is six pounds and ten shil- 
lings for two barrells of beife." In 1637 he 
was one of the purchasers and proprietors of 
Taunton, Massachusetts, and there his daugh- 
ter .Sarah was probably born in 1638, and his 
daughter_ Alary in 1639. From the fact that 
nothing is known of him between the years 
1643 and 1655 it is thought that he returned 
to England and took part in the wars, for 
family tradition runs to that effect, and also 
says that he was referred to as Colonel John 
Richmond. He probably married before com- 
ing to New England. He was away from 
Taunton mucii of the time, and is known to 
have been in Newport and other places, but 
eventually returned to Taunton and died there 
Alarch 20, 1664, aged seventv years. His chil- 
dren were: i. John, of w'hom further. 2. 
Captain Edward, born about 1632, in England, 
died in November. 1696: married (first) Abi- 
gail Davis, daughter of James Davis: (second) 
Amy Bull, daughter of Governor Henrv and 
Elizabeth Bull. 3. Sarah, born about 1638, in 
Taunton, Alassachusetts, died in 1691: she 
married (first) Edward Rew. who di'ed July 
16, 167S; married (second) November 4, 1678, 
James Walker, the immigrant, born in 1618. 
died February 15, 1690-91 ; married (third) 
Nicholas Stoughton. 4. Mary, born about 1639. 
mTaunton, died October 3. 1715: she married 
William Paul, of Berkley, "Massachusetts, born 
in 1624, died November 6, 1704. 

(H) John (2), eldest son and child of John 
( I ) Richmond, the immigrant, was born about 
the year 1627. before his "father came to Amer- 
ica, and died in Taunton, Massachusetts, Octo- 
ber 7, 1715, aged eighty-eight years. He ap- 
pears to have been a man of importance and 
was chosen to serve in various capacities. In 
1672 he was appointed, with James Walker, to 
purchase lands of the Indians ; was member of 
the town council in 1675-76 and 1690, and also 
served as constable, commissioner and sur- 
veyor in March, 1677: he was distributor of 
ten pounds "Irish charity," sent from Dublin, 
Ireland, in 1676, to be divided among the suf- 
ferers during King Philip's war. 'Tie was a 
member of every important committee in Taun- 



ton lor the purcliase, division and settlement 
of land and other matters of public interest. 
He was interested in several extensive pur- 
chases of land from the Indians in both Massa- 
chusetts and Rhode Island." He married Abi- 
gail Rogers, daughter of John Rogers, of Dux- 
bury, ^lassachusetts. She was born about 
1641 and died August i, 1727; both she and 
her husband are buried in Taunton. Their 
children: i. Mary, born June 2, 1654, in 
Bridgewater. 2. John, born Jinie 6, 1656. in 
Bridgewatcr, was killed by the upsclung of a 
cart September 20, 1672. 3. Tliomas, born 
February 2, 1659, in Newport, Rhode Island, 
- died unmarried, in }iliddleboro, December 14, 
1705. 4. Susanna, born November 4, 1661, in 
Bridgewater. 5. Joseph, born December 8, 
1663, in Taunton. 6. Edward, of whom fur- 
ther. 7. Samuel, born September 23, 1668, in 
Taunton. 8. Sarah, born February 26, 1(371, 
in Taunton. 9. John, born December 5, 1673, 
in Taunlun. 10. Ebenezer, born May 12, 1676, 
in Newport. Rhode Island. 11. Abigail, born 
February 26, 1679, in Newport. 

(Ill) Edward, son of John Richmond, was 
borji in Taunton, February 8, 1665, and died 
in ^741. In 1687 he and Joseph Richmond 
** bought of John Rogers, of Duxbury, one hun- 
dred and fifty acres of land in J^Iiddleboro. 

He married (first) Marcy — — , (second) 

May 6, 171 1 ; Rebecca Thurston, born Novem- 
ber 28, 16S9, daughter of Jonathan and Sarah 

Thurston, and (third) Mary . His will 

was dated June 3, 1738. and proved December 
9, 1741. Children by first wife: Marcy, born 
1693 : Edward, born 1695 ; Richard ; Josiah, of 
whom further; Nathaniel, born about 1700; 
Seth ; Elizabeth ; Phebe, born 1706. Children, 
by second wife: Sarah, born December 20, 
1712; Mary, born 1714; Priscilla, born Febru- 
ary 27, 1718; Eunice, born September 2;^. 
1722, died young. 

(I\') Josiah, son of Edward Richmond, was 
born in 1697, in Taunton. He died in 1763, 
and his will dated Januar) 26, 1762, was 
proved April 5, 1763. He was a blacksmith 
by trade and resided in Middleboro. He mar- 
ried (first) Mehitable, born June 6, 1697, 
daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Williams) 
Deane. He married ( sccoml ) February 5, 
1745-46, Lydia (Eddy) Crocker, widow of 
Theophilus Crocker and daughter of James 
Eddy. Children, born in ^liddleboro : Mary : 
Josiah (q. v.): Gershom; Benjamin, born 
1727: George: Lemuel, born 1733: Miriam, 
born 1733; Ephraim, born Februarx 12, 1736; 
Eleazer, born February 2/, 1737; Zekiah ; 
Mercv ; Mehitable. died voung. 

(Ill) Thomas Potter, son of 
POTTER Ichabod Potter (q. v.), was 
born at Portsmouth, Rhode 
Island, about ifi63. He married (first) Janu- 
ary 30, 1687, Susanna Tripp, daughter of John 
and Susanna (Anthony) Tripp; and (second) 
December 8. 1720, Lydia (\Vilcox) Sherman, 
daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Cook) 
Wilcox. He located at South Kings Town, 
Rhode Island. He died in 1728, and his wife 
in 1727. Children, all by first wife: Susanna, 
born June 28, 1688; Sarah. July 25, 1690; 
Ichabod, September 23, 1692: Thomas, Feb- 
ruary 8, 1696; John, October 2, 1697; Na- 
thaniel, April 15, 1700; Benjamin, June 19, 
1703; Joseph, January 30, 1706; Mary, Au- 
gust 16, 170S; and Martha. 

(IV) Thomas (2) Potter, son of Thomas 
( I ) Potter, \vas born in North Kings Town, 
Rhode Island. February 8, 1795-96. Flis 
father lived near Point Judith. He removed 
to that part of Westerly which became Hop- 
kinton, because, as he said, "Kings Town uas 
a' place noted for want of piety." He married 
(first) March 19, 1717, Mary Babcock, daugh- 
ter of George I'abcock; and (second) Judith 
Rogers. His first wife died January 8, 1773, 
and his second wife in 1805. Children by first 
wife: Susanna, born February 20, 1718; 
Thomas, September 14, 1720; Jonathan, 1723; 
I\Iary; Elizabeth, January 29, 1727; George, 
mentioned below ; Stephen. By the second 
wife, Caleb, August 19, 1749. 

(V) George Potter, son of Thomas (2) 
Potter, was born in \Vesterly, Rhode Island, 
January 3, 1731-32. He was known as the 
"honest miller." He remained with his father 
in Hopkinton and inherited the homestead. 
For two years he lived in the town of Rich- 
mond, removing in J 764 to Westerly, where 
for seven years he hired the farm owned by 
Hezckiah Babcock. Early in 1762 a dam was 
built across the Pawtucket river near what is 
known as the ^leetinghouse bridge and a grist 
mill was built, but the dam injured much val- 
uable land by tlowage, and the farmers of the 
vicinity tore down the mill. The grist mill 
was then erected at Potter's hill on the west 
side of the river and connected with a small 
saw mill and fulling mill. George Potter 
bought these mills and two houses and oper- 
ated the mills in connection with his business 
as general merchant and ship builder. After 
the close of the Revolution, he was among the 
first to sail to Green Island in the Bay of St. 
Lawrence on a fishing trip. He married, Sep- 
tember 18, 1754, Content Maxson, who died 
in 1815. He died August 9, 1794. Children, 
born in Hopkinton; Mary, born May 30, 







,-;;; George, mentioned below ; Joseph, meii- 
• i'liK-il below; Hannali, Marcli 9. 1761 ; Susan. 
March iS. 1763; Content, May 2^. 1765; Ly- 
.lia. October 10, 1766; Nathan. May 31, 1769; 
l.iHV, October 10, 1771 ; and Elizabeth, Sep- 
t.mbcr 19, 1775- 

(\"1) Captain George (2) Potter, son of 
(.■.iir.Lic (i) Potter, was born in Hopkinton. 
Klicde Island, February 10. 1757. He and his 
jirntlicrs succeeded to the business of their 
father. He was engaged for many years in 
the codfish industry. He died in 1801. He 
n;,\riird, Ai)ril 20. 17S0. IMary Silliman. daugh- 
UT of I'.cnjamin Silliman. Children: Nancy, 
luirn March 12, 17S1 ; George. April 17. 1783; 
JV-njamin, June 10. 17S5 ; ^lary. July 21. 
1787: Ephraini, 'SIrv 30, 1789: Sally. Augu>t 
II, 179^; John, 1795; Content, August 9. 
1797; and Charles. September 7, 1799. 

(\'I) Joseph Potter, son of George (i) 
Flitter, was born in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, 
i'cbruary G, 1759. He started in business as 
? general merchant in 1786. and with his 
brothers. Captain George and Nathan, suc- 
ceeded to the business of their father in 1794. 
He finally became the sole owner. In 1792 he 
built a house on the hill with a store in the 
west end of the building. For many years he 
was engaged in foreign trade and sent vessels 
to the West Indies and to Spain. In iSio he 
began to manufacture cotton goods in West- 
erly. Two years later he built a cotton mill 
at a cost of $9,000. In partnership with his 
brother Nathan he built vessels for the Green 
Island fishery and also sloops, schooners and 
at one time a ship, which were framed at Pot- 
ter Hill and put together on the Pawcatuck 
river at Westerly. During the war of 1S12 
the firm built sloop-rigged gunboats Nos. 91 
and 92 under the superintendency of Captain 
Phipps. Joseph Potter died December 14, 
1822. He married. .April 7. 1784. Phebe 
\\'ells, daughter of Thomas and Sarah 
(Thompson) Wells. Children : Thomas Wells, 
born January 26, 1785 ; Joseph, August 4. 
^7^7', Henry. March 12. 1790; Robert Thomp- 
son, mentioned below: William. May 8. 1800. 
'I"he three latter were born at Potter Hill. 

(\'\l) Robert Thompson Potter, son of 
J'>seph Potter, was born July 31. 1794. at Pot- 
ter Hill. He was a manufacturer. He was 
a strong and forceful character, a devout and 
f;uthful Christian. He and his wife were 
members of the First Hopkinton Seventh Day 
'•aptist Church. He died in the prime of life. 
"I typhoid fever, contracted while caring for 
"'hers during an epidemic. He married. De- 
'■enibcr 6, 182 1. Mary Palmer, born in 1803. 
' " IVnflkton Hill, in North Stonington, Con- 
i-ccticut, a daughter of Luther and Sally (Ken- 

yon) Palmer. Their only child was Joseph 
Henry, mentioned below. 

(VIII) Joscjih Henry Potter, son of Robert 
Thompson Potter, was born at Potter Hill, 
October 20, 1S23. His father died when he 
was but four years old. He attended the pub- 
lic schools, and when he was thirteen he was 
sent by his guardian to the old Bacon Academy 
at Colchester. Connecticut. Afterward he en- 
tered the Potter Mills at Potter Hill and 
learned the luanufacturing business in detail, 
beginning at the bottom and working liis way 
through the various deipartments. Desiring 
further education, however, he studied under 
the tuition of Solomon Carpenter and his wife, 
of Westerly, in the old academy on Union 
street. During his second year in this school, 
in 1842, he served in the state militia engaged 
in suppressing the Dorr Rebellion. He then 
learned the trade of machinist in the, shops 
of J. P. Stillman & Company, of Westerly. 
In the meantime, the Potter Mills having been 
sold, he engaged in the iron foundry business 
in the firm of Langworthy, Potter & Com- 
pany. In 1846 the firm built the iron foundry 
on the west side of the river at \\'esterly, on 
the site now occupied by C. B. Cottrell & 
Sons, printing press mamifacturers. Mr. Pot- 
ter's firm manufactured plows and stoves. 
For two years he was the agent of the com- 
pany. He then sold his interests to his part- 
ners. In 1850 he purchased a half-interest in 
the drug business of Henry ^^^ Stillman and 
four years later became the sole proprietor of 
the business. He admitted E. G. Champlin to 
])artnership, July i, 1855, 'i"*^ t'""*^ firm built 
the drug store on Main street, at that time the 
finest drug store in the county, and conducted 
an e.xtensive business, both wholesale and re- 
tail. A branch store was also conducted by 
the firm at Mystic Bridge. Connecticut, under 
the firm name of Potter & Spicer. In 1864 
]\Ir. Potter sold his share in the business in 
Westerly to E. G. Champlin & Company, re- 
taining his interests in the Mystic store. 
About the same time Mr. Potter started 
another drug store at Stonington, Connecticut, 
in partnership with B. F. Palmer, under the 
firm name of J. H. Potter & Company. On 
account of impaired health. Mr. Potter, in 
1865. sold his interests at Mystic I'.ridge and 
in 1867 those at Stonington. 

He then engaged in the retail clothing busi- 
ness and custom tailoring in a building on 
High street in ^\'esterly, of which he was a 
part owner, known as the Hammond Block. 
Five years later he made an addition to the 
building. His business prospered and he con- 
tinued in business until 1SS3. when he sold his 
store to H. L. .Mmer. During his seventeen 



years in the drug business and fourteen in tlie 
clothing business ^Ir. Potter demonstrated re- 
markable capacity and was rewarded by sub- 
stantial success. In trade be proved himself 
as successful as his immediate ancestors had 
been in manufactin-ing. He was a leading citi- 
zen of the town for many years. After he 
retired it was his custom to spend the winters 
in the South with his only daughter. Amelia. 
He built a residence at Daytona, Florida, and 
became a legal resident of that thriving city, 
of which he was at one time president of the 
city council. Some twenty years prior to his 
death, ]Mr. Potter's eyesight began to fail him, 
and for nearly eighteen years before his demise 
he had been totally blind, although he retained 
his other faculties to a marked degree. 

Mr. Potter was for many years a director of 
the Washington National Bank of Westerly, 
and for more than thirty years a trustee of the 
Westerly Savings Bank. In early life he and 
his wife joined the First Hopkinton Seventh 
Day Baptist Church and at \\"esterly he be- 
came a member of the Pawcatuck Seventh ■ 
Day Baptist Church. His wife died February 
21, 18S5, and he died in Westerly, August 9, 
1909, in the eighty-sixth ytar of his age. They 
arc buried in River Bend Cemetery, at \\'est- 

He married, September 14. 1847, Rhoda 
Ann Langworthy, born December 5. 1825, 
daughter of Robert and Lois (Sisson) Lang- 
worthy fsee Langworthy V). Children: i. 
Amelia, born at Stonington, January 21, 1851, 
resides at the homestead on High street. She is 
a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church; 
of the Phebe Greene \\'ard Chapter, Daughters 
of the American Revolution, of Westerly, and 
while living in F"lorida was for several years 
president of the Palmetto Club, of Daytona. 
2. Alice, born Januan.' 21, 1851. twin, died in 
infancy. 3. Henry Rtibert, born July 25, 1857, 
at Westerlv, died when nearly twelve years 

(The Langworthy I-ine). 

(I) Andrew Laiigworth> , of Newport, 
Rhode Island, was baptized in 1652, at "the 
mill;" was made freeman in 1656; married, 
November 3, 1658, Rachel, daughter of Sam- 
uel and Tacy (Cooper) Hubbard. She was 
admitted to the church in 1671, baptized in 
1674 by a minister of the Seventh Day Church ; 
he joined the church in 1676, and died in 16S0. 
Children : Samuel and Andrew. 

(II) Samuel Langworthy, son of Andrew 

Langworthy, married Rachel , and both 

died in 17 16. In 171 1 he joined in the Narra- 
gansctt purchase. Children: Ann, John, 
Thomas, Joseph, Samuel, Robert and Mary. 

(III) Samuel (2) Langworthy, son of Sam- 
uel (i) Langworthy, born about 1708, mar- 

ried Mary . Children, born in Hopkin- 
ton : Mary, born May 11, 1739; Elizabeth, 
May 31, 1 741 ; Rachel, June 8, 1743 ; Samuel, 
mentioned below; Tacy, November 20, 1747; 
Joseph, February 6, 1749; and Hannah, Jime 
21, 1752. 

(I\ ) Samuel (3) Langworthy, son of Sam- 
uel (2) Langworthy, was born November 27, 
1745; married, January 24, 1771, Mary, born 
September 20, 1752, daughter of Tobias 
Saunders, of Charlestown, Rhode Island. 
Children, born in Hopkinton: Samuel, born 
September 11, 1771 ; Tacy, July i, 1773; 
Peleg, C)ctober 7, 1775 ; Nathan, November 29, 
1777; Saundice. December 16, 1779; Hannah, 
February 19, 1782; and Robert, mentioned be- 

(\') Robert Langworthy, son of Samuel (3) 
Langworthy, was born ^larch 14, 1784; mar- 
ried Lois, daughter of Thomas Sisson. Chil- 
dren: Robert Henry, born October 12, 1S19; 
William A., November 7, 1821 ; Louisa, mar- 
ried Nathan K. Lewis ; Rhoda Ann, married 
Joseph Henry Potter (see Potter VHI) ; Har- 
riet Amanda, unmarried ; and Abbic Sisson, 

(V) John (2) Reynolds, 

REYNOLDS son of John (i) Reynolds 
(q. v.), was born in North 
Kingstown, Rhode Island. He married there, 
January 17, 1762, John Reynolds, justice of 
the peace, officiating, Sarah Carpenter, daugh- 
ter of Oliver Carpenter (Oliver (3), Abiah 
(2), William (i)). Children, born at North 
Kingstown: Infant daughter, born July 11, 
1763, died unnamed: Dorcas, born ]\Iarch 15, 
1764; Eldred, mentioned below; Ruth, July 
23, 1766; Sarah, May 19, 1768. 

(\T) Eldred Reynolds, son of John Rey- 
nolds, was born at North Kingstown, Rhode 
Island, .April 2, 1765. He was educated in 
the district schools of his native town and 
lived there all his active life. He married, at 
West Greenwich, Rhode Island, Esther Corev, 
April 26, 1792. She was a daughter of Shef- 
field Corey. Children: John, Sheffield, Henry, 
Joseph, a prominent citizen of ]^Ionson. Mas- 
sachusetts ; Mary, Esther, Eliza, Henry R., 
mentioned below. 

(VH) Henry R. Reynolds, son of Eldred 
Reynolds, was born in North Kingstown. 
Rhode Island, and was educated there in the 
public schools and made farming his occupa- 
tion. He died in his native town and was 
buried in Elm Grove Cemetery. He married 
Alice Wilcox, of North Kingstown. Chil- 
dren: Ruth, John Marshall. Antoinette, mar- 
ried Thomas 'pierce ; Lucian Bonaparte, men- 
tioned below. 

(VHI) Lucian Bonaparte Reynolds, son of 



i'l-iirv R- Reynolds, was born in 1S43, at 
Uickford, Rhode Island. He received his 
j:r]v education in the public schools, and be- 
•,i:i' lii> career as clerk in the railway mail 
tcTvice of the New York, New Haven & Hart- 
II, rd Railroad Company. He finally resigned 
(i.n account of ill health and turnecl to farm- 
ii!i^ on the old Reynolds homestead on the old road in North Kingstown, on the same 
i:,rni wliere his son and daughter now reside. 
lie had fifty acres of land and carried on his 
f.irni to the end of his life. He died Septeni- 
lier 2, 1905, aged sixty-two years, and was 
imried in Elm Grove Cemetery, at AUenton, 
KiiQcle Island. He was an upright and useful 
citizen, highly respected and esteemed by his 
townsmen. He married Jennie F. Johnson, 
(ianghter of Albert Reynolds and Mary A. 
(Cranston) Johnson. She died June 7, 1905, 
and was buried at the side of her husband. 
She was a faithful member of the Central Bap- 
tist Church of Providence. Children: Irving 
Mar.shall, died young; Emma Greene, married 
Walter N. Sherman, and they reside in Provi- 
dence (see Sherman Nil); Oral Munn, re- 
fidis on her father's homestead; Theodore 
Munn, resides with his sister on the home- 

(The Sherman Line). = 

(VI) Ebcr Sherman, son of Peleg Sher- 
man (q. v.). was born at North Kingstown, 
Rhode Island, October 20. 1674. Children: 
Abigail, born March 22. 1714: William. De- 
cember 30, 1716; Mary. April 13. 1719; Henry, 
mentioned below. 

(VII) Henry Sherman, son of Eber Sher- 
man, was born January 14. 1724, at North 
Kingstown, Rhode Island. He married Ann 
. Children: Nathaniel, mentioned be- 
low; John, born October 24, 1750; Mary, 
March 11, 1753; Charles. February i, 1756; 
Henry, March 31, 1759; ^fartlia, March 9, 
1762;' Sarah, March 29. 1765. 

(VIII) Nathaniel Sherman, son of Henry 
Sherman, was born at South Kingstown, 
Rhode Island. August 15. 174S. 

(IX) Nathaniel (2) Sherman, son of^ Na- 
thaniel (i) Sherman, was born at South 
Kingstown, Rhode Island. Among his chil- 
dren was William C, mentioned below. 

(X) William C. Sherman, son of Nathaniel 
^2) Sherman, was born at South Kingstown, 
Rhode Island. He was educated there in the 
I'ublic schools. He followed farming in his 
native town. Afterward he was employed in 
the Rodman Mills at Lafayette, Rhode Island, 
and made his home in North Kingstown. He 
n;arried Tvlary Taylor, daughter of John Tay- 
I'^r, of North' Kingstown. Children : William 
C., deceased , George, deceased ; John, resides 

at North Kingstown; Mary Ann, who married 
John Weeden and died in Wickford; Frances, 
who married Charles Wood, of Providence; 
Nathaniel, mentioned below; Angle \'iola, 
married William Lasallc. 

(XI) Nathaniel (3) Sherman, son uf Wil- 
liam C. Sherman, was born at North Kings- 
town, Rhode Island, October 7, 1857. He re- 
ceived his education in the public schools, and 
for mail}- years was employed in the Rodman 
MiII^. .Afterward, he became associated in 
business with his son in Providence, Rhode 
Island, in the Providence Plate and Window 
Glass Company, Fountain street. He married 
Enmia A. Greene, born in Exeter, Rhode 
Island, daughter of Frederick Greene. She 
died at Wickford, and is buried in Elm Grove 
Cemetery. Children: Sylvester, resides at 
North Kingstown; Otis A., resides in Provi- 
dence ; ^^'aIter N., mentioneil below ; Elma E., 
deceased ; Elvina, deceased. 

(XII) \\'alter N. Sherman, son of Na- 
thaniel (3) Sherman, was born at Wickford, 
Rhode Island, April 24, 18S1. He married, 
April 17, 1907, Emma Greene Reynolds, 
daughter of Lucian Bonaparte and Jennie F. 
(Johnson) Reynolds. She was educated in 
the public schools of North Kingstown and 
at East Greenwich Academy and in the Bryant 
& Stratton Commercial College at Providence, 
where she took a course in shorthand and type- 
writing. For several years before her mar- 
riage she was employed as stenographer in the 
office of the Joy Line Steamship Company. 
Mr. and Mrs. Sherman make their home in 
Providence. Mr. Sherman is a member of the 
firm doing business under the name of the 
Providence Plate and \Mndow Glass Com- 
pany. Children: Clifford Stanley, born July 
3i,'i9i-X); Leonard Reynolds, August 6, 191 1. 

William Hacker, the imnii- 
HACKER grant, settled in Lynn. Massa- 
chusetts, between 1650 and 
ir/to, and died there in 1661, when his estate 
was setded. Little is known of him. He was 
doubtle.-^s a mariner. His name was sometimes 
spelled Hager and Flecker. 

(II) George, son of William Hacker, mar- 
ried, September 16, 1672, P.ethia Meacham, 
daughter of Jeremiah Meacham, and had: 
Bethia. born July 25. 1673. died \oung ; Bethia. 
March 9, 1675; George. August 13, 1678; 
Sarah, 1681 ; Isaac, mentioned below. 

(HI) Isaac Hacker, son of George Hacker, 
was born about 1685. He married Hannah 
Pope, daughter of Samuel Pope, and grand- 
daughter of Joseph Pope, the immigrant. No- 
vember 23. 1714. Children: Hannah, born 
October 24, 1715; Sarah, August 29, 1717; 




Eunice, January 24. 1719; Isaac, July 2, 1722, 
died young; Jeremiah, mentioned below ; Isaac, 
November 28, 1727: Hannah, May 16, 1729; 
Isaac, Marcii 4, 1730, baptized June 13, 1731. 

(I\') Jeremiah Hacker, soiiof Isaac Hacker, 
was born in Salem. May 2j, 1725. He re- 
moved to Brunswick, Maine. In the census of 
1790, the only heads of family of this surname 
in Maine were Jeremiah and his son Jeremiah 
Jr., both of Brunswick. Jeremiah had two 
males over sixteen and four females in his 
family; Jeremiah Jr. had one male over six- 
teen, one under tliat age and four fenialts. 
Jeremiah Hacker was a Quaker. He married 
Lydia Smith, daughter of John Smith, of 
^lendon. Worcester county, Massachusetts, 
March 28, 1747. ( See p. 167, printed record 
of Smithfield, Rhode Island, Friends). In 
1790 Caesar Hacker and Mary Hacker were 
heails of families in Salem. Not all of the 
family were Quakers. Haysteed Hacker was 
captain of a privateer from Beverly in the 
revolution and John Hacker was a midshipman 
in the revolution. 

(V) Isaac Hacker, son of Jeremiah Hacker, 
was for forty years a teacher of the \\'e-:t 
School, Salem, now the Hacker School. He 
was very popular. He died at Salem, Septem- 
ber, 1S18. Another Jeremiah Hacker, of 
Salem, born 1799, removed to Philadelphia 
and married into the ]vIorris family there. 

(\'I) Isaac Hacker, grandson of Jeremiah 
Hacker, was born in New Brunswick, Decem- 
ber 21, 1S02, and was killed in a railroad acci- 
dent on the Canadian Pacific Railroad, No- 
vember 14. 1878. He was a pioneer of the 
town of Fort Fairfield, where he was in busi- 
ness as a general merchant during the greater 
part of his life. In politics he was a Repub- 
lican, but later became a Democrat ; in religion 
a Universalist. He was brought up a Quaker, 
but on his marriage was read out of meeting. 
He held various offices of trust and honor. 
He was selectman of the town and state sena- 
tor of [Maine. He married \'iolec Eastman, in 
Palermo. [Maine, who was born December iG, 
1807, in W'inthrop, Maine, died February 24, 
1887, at Fort Eairtield. She attended the'Cni- 
versalist church. Children: i. Ann Maria, 
born September 29. 1836, died in Bangor, July 
6, 1856. 2. Ellen Frances, born in Lee, .April 
II, 1838. died in Lee, January 20, 1S42. 3. 
Jerrie F., mentioned below. 

(\'II) Jerrie F. Hacker, son of Isaac 
Hacker, was born in Lee. Maine, .-\pril 14, 
1842, died at Fort Fairfield, F"ebruary 10, 1902. 
He received his early education in the public 
schools of Bangor, Maine, and in the Lee 
State Normal School. He came to Fort Fair- 
field when a young man and was associated in 

business with his father. Pie was one of the 
most prominent merchants in this section. He 
was president of the First National Bank from 
the time of its organization until his death. 
Air. Hacker was a Republican in politics in 
early life, becoming a Democrat at the same 
time as his father. I-'or many years he was 
town treasurer of Fort Fairfield. In religion 
he was a I'niversalist. He was a member of 
Eastern Frontier Lodge, No. 112, Ancient 
Free and Accepted Masons. He married , 
(first) Cambridge, Massachusetts, October i, 
1S67, .-\lmeda Libby. born at Bradford. Maine, 
April 13, 1843, died at Fort Fairfield, May 15, 
1874. He married (second) Lizzie E. Traf- 
ton. Children by first wife: George Eastman, 
born Fort P'airfield, ]\Iay i, 1869, died April 3. 
1S70; Frank Elmer, born December 25, 1873, 
died .April 28, 1874; Annie Violet, born Sep- 
tember 3, 1871, died IMarch 2, 1874. Children 
by second wife: Hope E., born June 27, 1879. 
died July 4, 1883; infant, born December 14, 
1S80, died December 28, 1S80; Charles I., born 
November 23, 18S1, died March 2, 1883; Tom 
P^dgar, mentioned below; Maria L., born Octo- 
ber 18. 1890. graduate of the Fort Fairfield 
high school and of St. Mary's School. Concord, 
New Hampshire, now living in Fort Fairfield. 

(\'lll) Tom IvJgar Hacker, son of Jerrie F". 
Ii;icker, was born at Fort Fairfield, Maine. 
July 15, 1SS4. He attended the public schools 
of his native town and graduated from the 
high school in 1903. He entered Bowdoin 
College, from which he was graduated with 
the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1907. Pie 
joined the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at 
Bowdoin. He started in business before he 
graduated from college, and from 1905 to 1910 
conducted a retail shoe store in Fort Fairfield. 
Since then he has been a dealer in potatoes, 
hay. farming imjilements, fertilizers, etc., in 
partnership with C. Fred Ames. He has becrt 
uniformly sticcessful in business. In politics 
he is an independent Democrat. Pie is a direc- 
tor of the Fort I'airfiekl National Bank, and 
is a member of Eastern Frontier Lodge. No. 
112, Free and Accepted Alasons ; of Cjarfield 
Chapter, Royal .-\rch Masons ; Presque Isle 
Council, Royal and Select Masters : Iloulton 
Commandery, Knights Templar ; Cora Temple, 
[Mystic Shrine, of Lewiston ; of Border Lodge, 
No. S2, Knights of Pythias, of Fort Fairfield, 
and the Aroostook Valley Grange, No. 4S5, 
Patrons of Husbandry. He attends St. Paul's 
Protestant Episcopal Church. 

He married, July i, 1907, in Belfast, Maine, 
Sarah Curry Burns, born in Fort Fairfield. 
C)ctober 12, 1886, graduated from the Fort 
Fairfield high schijol in 1905 and is a member 
of Goodwill Chapter, Order of the Eastern 


Star, of Fort Fairfield. She is also an Epis- 
oM)alian (see Piurns III). Children, all born 
.a I'ort I'aiitield: i. Hope, lioni October 9, 
j,fj)), died February 26, lyio. 2. Jerrie Frank, 
b.irn January 14, 1910. 3. ^lary Elizabeth, 
born julv 4, Ujii. 4. Tom P.urns, born July 

-'"- ■^'^■' (TUe Burns U„e>. 

(I) James P.urn.s, grandfather of Mrs. l"om 
lui.i;ar Hacker, was born in Ul-ter province, 
in the North of Ireland, lie was of Scotch 
ancestry. In 1S22, when a young man, he 
tnme to America and settled at Susscxvalc, 
Xew Brunswick, now called Sussex. .He fol- 
], wed farming there and died in that town. 
lli> wife was of Dutch descent. Children: i. 
William Henry, mentioned below. 2. James, 
tlicd in Susse.x county, Xew Brunswick. 3. 
fohn, died at South Bay, St. John, New Bvuns- 
"wick, a miller by trade. 4. Belle, married John 
Campbell, of Campbell Settlement, Sussex 
county, a farmer; she died at St. John. 

(II) William Henry Burns, son of James 
Burns, was born in the North of Ireland, iSiS, 
died at Andover, Xew Brunswick, 1S73. He 
came to this country with his parents when a 
child. He was a farmer in Andover. He was 
a communicant of the Protestant Episcopal 
church. By his first marriage he had no chil- 
dren. He married (second) Adelaide Murphy, 
born at Andover, New Brunswick, October 
10, 182S. For the past twenty years she has 
lived with her son, Frank W. Burns. .Chil- 
dren: I. Frank W., mentioned below. 2. Rob- 
ert Bruce, born 185 1 ; married Xellie I'lummer, 
of Stillwater, Maine; he was chief engineer of 
two divisions of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa 
Fe railroad; died June 20, 1905, in Los An- 
geles, California ; his widow resides in Los 
.\ngeles. 3. Martha Aon, born 1853, married 
Adolphus Burpee, of Sheffield, New Bruns- 
wick, a farmer; she resides in Skowhcgan. 

Maine, with her third husband, — Rowe. 

4. Lottie, born 1S56, married Lockland Hayes, 
of St. John, Xew Brunswick, a miller at Fort 
Fairfield. 5. William Henry, born 1S61 ; 
farmer at Andover; married Julia Bartlett, 
of Presque Isle. 7. Stephen Douglas, born 
1S63; resides at Oconto, Wisconsin, a lumber- 
man and real estate dealer; was elected sheriff 
of Oconto county on the Democratic ticket, but 
is now a Republican. 8. Arthur, born 1865 ; 
lumberman, Oregon. 

(ill) Frank W. Burns, son of William 
Henry Burns, was born June 12, 1S49, in An- 
dover, New Brunswick, and came to Fort 
'■'airfield to live when he was twenty years old. 
He learned the trade of harnes'^maker and 
followed it for seven years. He then engaged 
in business and had a livery stable until July 

I, 1913. l'"or the past thirty years he has aFo 
followed farming. His place is about a mile 
from the village of Fort P'airfield, and com- 
prises two hundred acres of land, most of 
which is under cultivation. In politics he is a 
Republican. I'rom 1878 to 1883 he was sheriff 
of Aroostook county and he is now deputy 
collector and inspector of customs, an office 
he has held for the past sixteen years. He 
attends the Congregational church. Fie is a 
member of Aroostook \"alley Grange, No. ,485. 
I'atrons of Husbandry, and of Eastern 
Frontier Lodge, No. 112, P'ree and Accepted 
Masons. He married (first) December 21, 
1873, at Caribou, !Maine, Eliza N. Slocomb, 
born at St. Francis, St. John, New Brunswick, 
1855, died at Fort Fairfield, August 9, 1903. 
He married (second) January, 1904, Mary 
Elizabeth (Slocomb) Collins, widow of Henry 
Collins, of Fort P"airfield. a hotel proprietor, 
sister of his first wife. She was born at St. 
Francis, New Brunswick, October 10, 1S49, 
died at Fort Fairfield, July 2, 1910. Fie mar- 
ried (third) Annie P. Perry, born at St. John, 
1867. Children, all born at Fort Fairfield, by 
first wife: i. William Edgar, born 1874, died 
aged two years and a half. 2. Harry P., born 
1876; married Amanda Brown, of Andover; 
he is a farmer at Fort Fairfield. 3. William 
B., born February 14, 1878; deputy collector 
and inspector of customs ; married Cora 
Barnes; resides at INlars Plill. 4. Pearl, born 
December 21, 18S0; married Rev. David L. 
Wilson, native of Englantl, now in charge of 
the Congregational church at Belfast, Maine. 
5. Caleb Edgar, born 1S82; resides in the 
Hawaiian Islands ; employed by the Baldwin 
Sugar Cane Syndicate: married (first) Grace 
\'alentine, of Waterville; (second) Florence 

. 6. Sarah Curry, married Tom Edgar 

Hacker (see Hacker IX). 7. Frank, born Au- 
gust 0, 18S9: civil engineer, Hawaiian Islands. 
8. .Alfred S., born p-ebruary 15, 189S. 

Captain .\ndrew Newcomb, 
XEWCOM P. the immigrant ancestor, came 
from the "west of Eng- 
land," according to tradition, perhaps from 
Devonshire or Wales. Pie was very likely 
among the earliest settlers of New Eng- 
land. The first mention of him was in 1663, 
in Boston, Massachusetts, when he married 
his second wife. Grace, widow of William 
Rix or Ricks. He was called a mariner or sea 
captain, and doubtless had always had this 
occupation. In the Charlestown records for 
February 28, 1666-67, mention is made of his 
taking horses on his ship for John Ely arid 
Elikim Hutchinson; on August 28, 1679, in 
the New York Colonial Manuscripts at Albany, 



Andrew Nevvcomb is named as r^Faster of the 
sloop "Edmund and Martha," then in New- 
York and bound for Boston, probably from 
\'irginia, a part of the lading being tobacco, 
riiilip Eoxwell deposed that Andrew New- 
comb was in Saco river from Boston, Octo- 
ber, 1684, and this is the last record of him 
until liis will was proved two years later. His 
second wife, Grace, was born about 1620-25, 
and had by her first husband, \\'i!liam Ricks: 
Elisha, John, Thomas and Ezekicl, born in 
Boston between 1645 and 1656. On February 
14. 1672, agreement was made that Andrew 
Newcomb and Grace should occupy \\'illi:im 
Ricks' house during their lifetime; that John 
and Thomas Ricks should have the new house 
near the former, near the water-mill in Boston, 
each to have a half of the land, paying to New- 
comb twenty pounds each. On April 13, 1G81, 
he bought of Simon Lynde and Sarah, wife of 
Joseph Goodale, the administratrix of Thomas 
Ricks, the right to redeem an estate in Boston 
mortgaged to Lynde by Thomas Ricks in 
1677. On April 14. 16S1, he and his wife sold 
to John Ricks all right in the house near Mill 
Bridge, that had been owned by Thomas Ricks, 
deceased. His will was • dated January 31, 
1682-83, and proved December 9, 16S6. He 
doubtless died in November, 16S6, though he 
may have died a year earlier at sea. Although 
his son Andrew was not mentioned in his 
will, many facts show that he was doubtless 
his son. Children of first wife: Andrew, men- 
tioned below; Susannah, born between 1635 
and 1650. Child of second wife: Grace, born 
in Boston, October 20, 1664. 

(11) Lieutenant Andrew (2) Newcomb, 
son of Captain Andrew (i) Newcomb, was 
born about 1640, and was living in America 
as early as July. 1666, when he attended a 
meeting at the Isle of Shoals, near Ports- 
mouth, New Hampshire, of several merchants 
and men engaged in the fisheries, for the pur- 
pose of fixing the price of fish. The first 
record of land purchased by him was April 
20, 1669, at Alfred, York county, Maine, 
when he, of Kittery, York county, a fisher- 
man, bougiit of Daniel Moore, of Portsmouth, 
blacksinith, a dwelling-house in Kittery and 
six acres adjoining the house at Emberrys 
(Emery) Point. The place is situated on the 
southeast side of- the mouth of the Spinney 
Creek, bounded on the west by the Piscataqua 
river. Andrew Newcomb served as constable, 
and in 1671 was living at the Shoals. In 
June, 1673, he was called before tl;e county 
court at Dover, New Hampshire, to answer a 
complaint of Francis Small for withholding 
the "Hull of a fishing shallop of sd Smalls 
receiued of Thomas Trickle by virtue of sd 

Small's order," but finally the case was with- 
drawn as there was no cause of action. On 
July 19, 1673, a deed is recorded at Exeter, 
New Hampshire, in which he sold a house on 
Hog Island to Henry Platts. About 1675 he 
seems to have moved from the Shoals to Ed- 
gartown, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes county, 
Massachusetts, where he remained the rest of 
his life, dying between March 7, 1703-04, and 
October 22, 170S. He was one of the pro- 
prietors of Edgartown and had several shares 
in the divisions of land there, also making 
many purchases of land. Pie sold the land 
in 1700 which is the famous camp-meeting 
ground on Martha's Vineyard. He served as 
juror at quarter court, September 26, 1677, at 
Edgartown, also December 28, iGSo; was 
foreman of the jury September, i6Si, and 
foreman of the grand jury, Z^Iarch 7, 1703- 
04; in 16S1 was constable, and was chosen 
townsman May 10, 1693, overseer, March 
16, 1693-94; on April 13, 1691, was chosen 
lieutenant and was in command of the forti- 
fication that year. He very likely was a 
merchant for several years. He was well-to- 
do and a prominent man in Edgartown. The 
land on which the court-house now stands 
belonged to him. 

He married (first) Sarah , about 

1661, and she died about 1674. He married 
(second) in Edgartown, in 1676, Anna, daugh- 
ter of Captain Thomas and Anna (Baker) 
Bayes; she was born about 1658, and died in 
tlie summer of 1731 or in September of that 
}-ear, aged about seventy-three, having sur- 
vived her husband for many years. Pier name 
is on the oldest list of cluirch members which 
has been kept there, July 13, 1717, and also in 
the list of January 24. 1731. Children of first 
wife: Simeon, born about 1662; Andrew, 
about 1664 ; Simon, mentioned below ; Thomas, 
about 1668; Sarah, about 1670; ^lary or 
Mercy, about 1672 ; Peter, about 1674. Chil- 
dren of second wife: Anna, 1677; Elizabeth, 
1681 ; Joseph, 1683; Emblem, about 1685; 
Tabitha, about 1688; Hannah, about 1694; 
Zerviah, 1698-99; Mary, about 1700. 

(Ill) Simon, son of Lieutenant Andrew 
(2) Newcomb, was born about 1666, probably 
at Kittery, York county, Elaine, or perhaps 
on one of tlie islands of the Shoals, near Kit- 
tery. His father moved to Edgartown when 
he was about eight years old, and here he lived 
until 1713, when he moved to Lebanon, New 
London county, Connecticut, where he re- 
mained the rest of his life. The first time his 
name was on record was May 10, 1690, when 
he was named in the will of William Vinson, 
of Edgartown, to see that it was carried out. 
He owned several shares of land on the island 



.J c'liappaquiddick, wliere he kept large num- 
l<rs of cattle and sheep. He also received 
several shares from lOg^ on. in Edgartown, as 
a !,ri>prictor, and he bought much land at Po- 
h.I-ijanmit, near Job's Neck. He bought of 
jiiT father the land called Job's Neck, or So- 
iiniauiing. Other purchases and grants to him 
p.rc also recorded, and there are records of the 
l.ind ."^old by him, also. His first purchase in 
l.ijianon was September 26. 171 1, when he 
Ixnighl of Israel and Mary Phelps, a farm of 
ali'Uit 160 acres, on which he lived in Lebanon 
for nearly a third of a century, leaving it by 
will to his son Simon. He gave farms to his 
sons, and made several purchases in Lebanon. 
hi 1710 he was chosen field driver in Edgar- 
t<nvn, and was made freeman there: in 1714 
was surveyor of highways; grand juryman, 
1718; served on various committees and helped 
in settling town boundaries. His will was 
dated July 23, 1741. He died January 20, 
1744-45, aged seventy-nine. 

He married about 1687. Deborah : , 

who died in Lebanon, June 17, 1756, aged 
ninety-one. Children: John, born about 1688- 
89: Thomas, 1691-92; Hezekiah, (q. v.) ; Oba- 
dtah, 1695; Deborah, 1696-97; Sarah. al>out 
1698; Benjamin, about 1700; Elizabeth, 1701- 
02; Simon, about 1705. 

The surname Goodhue is 
GOODHUE found in England as early as 

1280. The American family 
of the name is doubtless descended from the 
Gooclhews of Kent, for the family is not found 
elsewhere in England at an early date. 

(I) William Goodhue, the immigrant ances- 
tor, was born in England about 1612, and came 
to America in i6>35-36, settling in Ipswich, 
.Massachusetts. He had a good education for 
the times. He was deacon of the First Church 
of Ipswich, and held various offices of trust 
in the town; moderator, selectman, deputy to 
the general court. He was admitted a free- 
man, December 7, 1636. He had a house lot 
as early as 1638 and aftervs'ards much other 
land by grant and purchase. His house was on 
tiic street called the East End. He was a 
\\ caver by trade. He subscribed to the Deni- 
fon fund. He was a leader in the revolt against 
Sir Edmund .\ndros when he violated the 
charter rights of the colony, and with the min- 
'--tcr. Rev. John \\'ise, and four others, was 
arrested, committed to the Boston jail, and 
denied the right to give bail. They were tried, 
convicted of contempt, and kept in jail three 
\v.eks. William Goodhue had a fine cf twenty 
T'linuls imposed, and had to give bonds in the 
■>nni of five hundred pounds and pay costs, 
'llic-c fines were later paid by the town of 

Ipswich. In his advanced age he gave up his 
Ip'fwich home, and went to live with his son 
William in Chcbacco, now Essex, where he 
died in 1699. 

He married (first) in England, Margery 
\\'atsGn, native of Kent. She died in Ipswich, 
-August 28, 1668. He married (second) Mary 
Webb, widow, February 7, 16^19-70, and she 
died at Ipswich, September 7, 1680. He mar- 
ried (third) July 26. 1682, Bethiah Grafton, 
who died December 6. 1688. He married 
(fourth) in 1689, Remember Fisk, of Wen- 
ham, Alassachusetts, who survived him and 
died at Ipswich, February 16, 1701-02. Chil- 
dren, all by his first wife: Joseph, mentioned 
below ; William, born in Ipswich ; Mary. 

(II) Joseph Goodhue, son of William Good- 
hue, was born in 1639 in Ipswich. He married 
(first) July 13, 1661, Sarah Whipple, daughter 
of Elder John Whipple. She was born in 
1641, and was a woman of great piety. In an 
instrument executed on the day of marriage 
by WilHam Goodhue Sr. and Margery, his 
wife, by John Whipple and Sarah, his wife, 
according to an agreement made previously. 
Joseph Goodhue enters into possession of his 
father's farm and is declared to be entitled to 
his father's house and lot after the death of 
him and his wife, and twenty-two acres of salt 
marsh which had been bought with ten pounds 
of the twenty-five pounds sent by Joseph's 
grandfather, \\'atson, from England in 1646. 
Sarah (Whipple) Goodhue died at Ipswich, 
July 23, 1681. She left a farewell address to 
"her husband, children and friends written in 
very pious and afi'ectionate terms, mentioning 
her parents as still living, evidently meaning 
her husband's parents. Joseph Goodhue mar- 
ried (second) October 15, 1684, Rachel Todd, 
widow, who died in Ipswich in 1691. He mar- 
ried (third) July 4, 1692, Mercy Clarke. He 
died at Ipswich, September 21, 1O97, aged 
fifty-eight. He served the town as moderator, 
selectman, assessor, deputy to the general 
court and was deacon of the Ipswich church. 
Children of first wile: Joseph, born May 13, 
1662. died young; Mary; William, 1666; 
Sarah; Margery; Susannah; Elizabeth: John, 
born 1679; Hannah, July 20, 1681. Children 
of second wife: Ebenezer, July 25, 16S5 ; Jo- 
seph, 1687: Benjamin, January 25, 1690, died 
December 3, 1697. Child by third wife : Sam- 
uel, mentioned below. 

(HI) Deacon Samuel Goodhue, son of Jo- 
seph Goodhue, was born April 6, 1696. He 
moved from Ipswich to Stratham. New Hamp- 
shire, and then to Nottingham. New Hamp- 
shire, where he owned a large landed property. 
He was deacon of the Congregational cluirch 
in Nottingham, .\fter his second marriage he 



moved to Holli^, New Hampsliire, where he 
lived the remainder of his life. He died No- 

the ninetieth year of his 

vembcr 7, 17 

age. lie had a good education, and at Ins 
death left an address- to his descendants, writ- 
ten one hundred and live years after that writ- 
ten by his fatlier's first wife. He left a small 
legacy and a Bible to each of his thirty grand- 
children, and a legacy to the poor of the town 
of HoUis. He married (iirst) 1717, Abigail 
Bartlett, of Newburypnrt, Massachusetts. He 
married (second) Widow Rebecca Caldwell. 
Children, all by first wife: Samuel, born 1719; 
Joseph, 1722; Nathaniel, mentioned below; 
Abigail, 1725; Mercy; Josiah. 1728; Mary, 
died in her eighteenth year; John, December 
29. 1734- 

(R'j Nathaniel Goodhue, son of Deacon 
Samuel Goodhue, was born in 1724. He mar- 
ried Lydia Hill, of Nottingham, New Hainp- 
shire, where he lived and died. Children: Na- 
thaniel, born 1753; Samuel. 1755; Stephen B., 
mentioned below; Josiah; Mary; Lydia. 

(V) Stephen B. Goodhue, son of Nathaniel 
Goodhue, married Esther Pike, and lived and 
died in Campton, New Hampshire. Children: 
James, born February 7, 1783; Daniel, De- 
cember 7. 1784; Nathaniel, mentioned below; 
Samuel, died aged seventeen years ; Betsey ; 
Lucinda ; Mary; .\sa, bc^rn January 20, 170S; 
Stephen ; Sally. 

(VI) Nathaniel (2) Goodhue, son of Ste- 
phen B. Goodhue, was born in Campton, New 
Hampshire, in 178S, died in Bangor, Elaine, 
in 1864. lie married Polly Ward, born in 
Plymouth, New Hampshire, August 11, 17S8, 
died at Fort Fairfield, Maine, in 1882. He 
lived for a time in Campton, and then moved 
to Bangor, where he resided the remainder of 
his life. Children: Philomelia; Sally; Ira, 
born 1819; Alfred; Henry: Isaac W., men- 
tioned below. 

(VII) Isaac W. Goodhue, son of Nathaniel 
(2) Goodhue, was born November 23, 1S27, 
in Bangor. Maine, died at Fort Fairfield, 
Maine, Aiigu.-^t 6, ic;oi. In 1859 he moved to 
Fort Fairfield, where he was a jeweller the 
remainder of his life. He was a Republican 
in politics, and was a member of the Episcopal 
church. He married Eliza White, born in 
Winterport, Maine, June 18, 1826, died at 
Fort Fairfield, December 29. 1907. Children, 
first two born in Bangor, others in Fort Fair- 
field : I. Ada, born October 5. 1855: married 
Frank Wellington. 2. Herbert N., mentioned 
below. 3. Arthur Frank, born December 13, 
1862; married Sadie Hoit, of Fort Fairfield, 
where he is a jeweller and optician. 4. Harry 
Milton, born December 22, 1869; married 

Willa Peters, of St. John, New Bruui^wick. 
and they live in New Jersey. 

(VIII) Herbert N. Cjoodhue, son of Isaac 
W. Goodhue, was born at Bangor, Maine, 
January 31, 1857, died at Fort I'^airfield, ]\Iarch 
28, 1912. He removed to Fort Fairfield with 
his parents when he was two years old and 
attended the public schools there until he was 
eighteen years old. He learned the trade of 
harnessniaker. For three years he was clerk 
in the store of E. Merritt & Sons at Houlton, 
iNIaiuc, and returned to Fort Fairfield to take 
charge of a large branch store of that lirm. 
Several years later he started in business on 
his own account as a grocer. His business 
grew constantly and he had to find larger quar- 
ters. He rented the Martin store and after- 
ward built a handsome and commodious store 
building, which was destroyed by fire, Decem- 
ber 19, 1911. He resumed business in the 
[Martin store immediately. Mr. Goodhue also 
conducted a candy kitchen in the A. F'. Good- 
hue building. Fie built a residence on High 
street. Mr. Goodhue was not only one of the 
leading and most successful merchants of the 
town, but he was prominent in church, in social 
life and in public all airs. He was a member 
and had been president of the board of trade. 
He was one of the organizers of the Fort 
Fairfield National Bank. He was a member 
of the Order of Free and Accepted Masons 
and of the Independent Order of Odd Fel- 
lows, a charter member of both, and he held 
various offices in the Odd F'ellows lodge. 
For more than twenty years he was an active 
and prominent member of the Congregational 
church, of which for many years he was 
superintendent of the Sunday school. He was 
of exemplary character, upright and honor- 
able in all the relations of life and especially 
in his business afl:'airs. He gave his financial 
aid and personal help in every project designed 
to i)romote the welfare of the town. He was 
a prominent worker in various organizations 
of and for the young men of the town. 

Fie married, November 7, 18S2, at Dexter. 
■Maine, Mary Louise Winslow, born at Dexter, 
January 20, 1859. She is a member of the 
Universalist church and of the Philomathean 
Literary Society of F^ort Fairfield. Her father, 
Samuel Adams Winslow, was born at Greene, 
Maine, November 12, 1826, died at Dexter, 
in November, 1907. Children: i. Harold \'., 
mentioned below. 2. Gladys Wyona, born 
July II. 1889, in Fort Fairfield, graduate of 
the high school, student one year in Wheaton 

(IX) Harold V. GcM^dhue. son of Herbert 
N. Goodhue, was born at Fort Fairfield, Au- 

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v;n>t 15, 1883- He graduated from the high 
*ciioorof his native town in 1903. Eor two 
vi-ars he was a student in Howdoin College. 
lie left college in 1905 to take charge of his 
lather's store, which he has since conducted 
successfully. The entire building is thirty feet 
wide and one hundred and thirty-three feet 
long, 'ihe cellar has stone walls, with brick 
ijilUirs. and is so large that eight or ten carloads 
of stufr' can easily be stored away in it, at the 
same time leaving room for much in the way 
of smaller goods. The building has steam heat 
and electric lights throughout, requiring some 
seventy-five lights, and thirteen switches. It 
also has an elevator that readily carries goods 
from the cellar to either the first or the second 
story. Goods can be unloaded direct from, 
the C. P. R. track into the rear of the store. 
In this beautiful combined store, bakery and 
factory, let us begin at the top with tlie bakery, 
which is easily the largest north of Bangor. 
The oven, now nearly completed, is a big one, 
weighing twenty-six tons, with a capacity of 
at least a thousand loaves of bread a day. The 
bottom of the oven is on a cement floor, and 
its walls are of wire lathing and cement plaster- 
ing, rendering them fireproof. The frame- 
work of this oven is of steel, and the walls of 
the bakery and of the oven are covered 
with white enamel, so as to be easily washed 
and kept absolutely clean and sanitary. Good- 
hue's "Top Notch" bread, as well as the other 
products of this bakery, has already become 
famous over a great part of Maine, and the 
appliances now at hand for making them even 
better and more desirable than before will not 
be lost on the purchasing public. The candy 
factory comes next. It is in charge of Hubert 
Smith, an experienced candy manufacturer. 
The factory itself is on the second flc>or, the 
main room being about fifteen by thirty-five 
fi.'Ct in size. Here all the candy is made. The 
wrapping and packing room, adjacent, is about 
fifteen by twenty-five, large enough to give 
fine capacity. Goodhue's candy is now sold 
over a great part of Maine, from Fort Kent 
to the Atlantic coast, and the demand for it 
is continually increasing. With the proper 
facilities for work, such as are here ofl'ered, 
it can not fail to make itself even more widely 
known. Of course the gem of the building is 
the main store, which is thirty by seventy-three. 
1 here are also two good offices — one for a 
I'rincipal office, the other a private office. All 
tlic parts of this building, the main store, office, 
bakery, manufactory, and all, are closely con- 
fected with interphones, so that the owner or 
ni.-.iiagcr, seated in his office at the "hub," can 
• asiiy^ keep in touch with every part of the 
tstablishment, giving off orders without waste 


of time and without risk of mistakes by mes- 
senger boys. The groceries are kept on the 
east side of the store, wholly separate from the 
confectionery and bakery supplies, which will 
be kept on the west side. For flour, meal, feed, 
peas, beans, etc., Walker patent bins are used, 
revolving easily in their places, keeping their 
contents entirely free from dust or air, and 
also showing under glass in front samples of 
what the bins themselves contain. All the 
interior finish was put in under the superin- 
tendence of Howard P. Cogswell, and all the 
shelf work, which is of cypress, stained mahog- 
any, was done by Mr. Cogswell and H. W. 
\^arney. The shelves themselves are removable. 
All the floors are of hardwood, and the tops 
of the counters are also of polished hardwood. 
Not an old fixture of any kind is used in this 
store — everything is absolutely new. There 
are two McCray refrigerator cases, in which 
to keep meat, fruit, or anything perishable, 
wholly out of the way of dirt. There are also 
two Detroit automatic scales of the most recent 
pattern. Two of the latest style National cash 
registers, running by electricity, can be found. 
One of these lights U[) by electricity every time 
it is opened. Silent salesmen, or display cases, 
for candy and bakery products, are found here 
in plenty. They were made by the F. O. Bailey 
Company, Portland, whose cases have a fine 
reputation. An American slicing machine, 
latest pattern, is also there for service. The 
store has high side windows, no posts what- 
ever in the interior, a steel ceiling, and some 
of the brightest, most brilliantly lighted, capa- 
cious and attractive show windows to be found 
in }klaine. No tobacco or cigars are sold 
here, nor any smoking allowed -about the 
establishment. As can easily be seen the store 
is arranged with everything the most modern 
and with an eye to sanitation and the absolute 
keeping out of dirt in every way. There will 
be no flies on bakery products, on confec- 
tionery, on the store — or, let us hope, on the 
management of the proprietor. Everything is 
convenient, there being no necessity anywhere 
of lost motion or wasted effort. In politics 
Mr. Goodhue is an independent Republican. 
He is a member of the Congregational church ; 
of Eastern Frontier Lodge, No. 112, Free and 
Accepted Masons, of Fort Fairfield ; of Gar- 
field Chapter, Royal Arch Masons ; and of 
Caribou Council, Royal and Select Masters. 
He is also a member of the Zeta Psi college 

He married, September 12, 1907, at Port- 
land, Maine, Winnifred Smith Larrabee, born 
July 8, 1885, at Westbrook, Maine, graduated 
from the Westbrook high school in 1901 and 
from the Gorham State Normal School in 




1904. She taught school before her marriage 
for one term in Skowhegan, one in Kocliester, 
Xew Hampshire, one in I'ortland and for two 
years in Fort Fairfield. Siie is a member of 
tlie Congregational church and of the Philo- 
mathean Literary Society. They have one 
child, Paul Herbert, born June 14, 1909 

George Flenry Pierson Larrabee, father of 
Mrs. Goodhue, was born at Portland, Maine, 
January 31, 1S42, and now living there. In 
politics he is a Rejjublican. Pie married ( first j 
Jennie Phillips, who died in Portland. He 
married (second) Ella Margaretta Everett, 
born at Bath, Maine, iNlay 25, 1847, died at 
Portland, January 14, 1904. Child by first 
wife: Harriet Jane, born at Portland, Maine, 
May 17, 1S63. died December, 1.90S; married 
Frederick A. Thompson, architect, of Port- 
land. Children by seconrl wife: i. George 
Pierson, born at Scarboro, June 17, 1S81 ; 
married Mary Collens and had George E\erett 
and Frederick Thompson. 3. \\'innifred Smith, 
married Harold \'. GiX)dhue, mentioned above. 
4. Sarah Everett, born at Wcstbrook, Septem- 
ber 21, 1886, school teacher of Westbrook, 
graduate of Gorham Slate Normal School, 
1910. 5. Lena, born April 3, 1888, attended 
Kent's Hill Seminary and Miss White's pri- 
vate school, Portland. Benjamin Larrabce, 
father of George Henry Pierson Larrabee, was 
born at Scarboro, died at Portland. 

The name of Burke, Bourke or 
BL'RKE Rourck, was originally written 

de Burgh, and under that form 
is an ancient name, and signifies "pertaining 
to a city." It is of much note in the old world, 
and may be traced back to the eighth century. 
Its head was Charles, Due d'Ingheim, fifth son 
of the Emperor Charlemagne. In the fourth 
generation from him is Baldwin de Bourg. his 
great-grandson, a renowned Crusader, whose 
son Baldwin founded the house of Blois in 
France, and was a progenitor of the noble fam- 
ilies of Burgh and \'esey in Ireland. Early in 
the fourteenth century lived John, earl of 
Comyn and baron of Tonsburgh in Normandy, 
and a descendant of the above, "who, being 
general of the king's forces, and governor of 
his chief towns, obtained the surname of de 
Burgh." The name is mentioned in very early 
English history, and its owners verify their 
descent from the old crusader by deeds of 
bravery, piety and loyalty to their king. The 
most celebrated was Hubert de Burgh, who be- 
came king's judiciary of England under Henry 
III., was made earl of Kent, and received in 
marriage the eldest sister of the king of Scot- 
land. In the reign of Henry 11. a branch of 
the de Burghs went over into Ireland, and 

from that time down figures in Irish history. 
It is frequently involved in the wars and strug- 
gles which harassed tliat riotous kingdom, and 
in mo.^t cases is found on the side of law and 

(I J Richard Burke, the immigrant ancestor, 
is supposed to have been born about 1640, in 
England, and died at Sudbury, ^Massachusetts, 
1693-94. October 24, 1670, he bought one 
hundred and thirty acres of land in Sudbury, 
and March i, 1685-86, he was granted by the 
town of Stow thirty acres of upland and 
swampland for a house lot. July 26, 1687, 
he had another small grant of land in Stow. 
He married, in Sudbury, June 24, 1670, Mary 
Parmenter, born in Sudbury, June 10, 1644, 
daughter of John and Amy Parmenter, and 
granddaughter of Deacon John Parmenter, 
born 15S8, who was one of the first settlers of 
Sudbury, 1639. She survived her husband, 
and afterward married Allen. Chil- 
dren, born in Sudbury: Richard, mentiotie<l 

below; John, married Rebecca ; Joseph, 

born April i, 1676; !\lary, September 2^, 1680; 
Jonas, January 4, 16S3-S4 ; Thomas, Novem- 
ber I, 1686. 

(H) Richard (2), son of Richard (i) 
Burke, was born in Sudbury, April 16, 1671. 
He lived at Stow, Sudbury and Brookfield, 
Massachusetts. His name appears upon the 
records of Stow as late as 1705; in 170S he 
is called of Sudbury, and in 1720 had a grant 
of land in Brookfield. He married Abigail, 
daughter of Jonathan and Mary Sawtell, and 
granddaughter of Richard Sawtell, a pro- 
prietor of Watertown, 1636-37, and one of the 
first settlers of Groton, where he was town 
clerk for the first three years after its organi- 
zation. Pier father was also an original pro- 
prietor of Groton. She was born there March 
5, 1671-72, and died in Sudbury, April i, 
1716 (?). Children, first three born probably 
in Stow, last three in Sudbury : Abigail, mar- 
ried John Parmenter ; Rictiard, lived in Brook- 
field, married IMary ■ ; Jonathan, men- 
tioned below; Sarah, born 170S; Keziah, Feb- 
ruary 24, 1710-11 ; Uzziah, twin of Keziah. 

(HI) Jonathan, son of Richard (2) Burke, 
was born in Januarj^, 1701, and died in \\'ind- 
sor, Vermont, May 18, 1775. He lived in 
Brookfield, where his name appears on the 
records as late as 174S. at which time he pur- 
chased real estate in Brimfield, ]Massachusetts. 
July 10, 1759, he conveyed to his son Jona- 
than eighty acres of land in Brimfield. and was 
later of South Brimfield, which was incor- 
porated Sejjtember iS. 1762. He was often 
appointed on conmiittecs on town and church 
affairs in the two latter towns. December 15. 
1769, he was living in v.-liat is now \\'est- 

(l</warf/ U . Coie 



•iiinster, \'erniont. He served in the colonial 
wars, 1722-24; in Major John Cliandler's coni- 
ji.inv, August iS to Xovembcr 26, 1722; Jann- 
nrv'iS, 1724. on the frontit-r; in garrison at 
llruokficld, Massachnsetts. April 13 to Xoveni- 
])cr 20. 1724. (Authorities: Temple's "His- 
tory North Brookfield, I^Iassaduisetts," quot- 
inj,'-' from muster rolls among ^Massachusetts 
archives in state house, Boston ; Burke Alvord 
Mtniovial; Hemmenway's Gazeteer). 

Jonathan married, 2ilay 10, 1731, in North- 
.'inipton, Massachusetts, Thankful, daughter of 
William and Ann (Webb) Wait; she was born 
in Xortliampton, January 2-/, 1706 (?), and 
.lied in Windsor, January 29. 17S3. Children, 
all but the youngest, born in Brookfield, the' 
litter in Brimfield : Keziah, I\Iarch 3, 1732; 
lonathan, February 26, 1733-34; Simeon, jNlay 
"3. 1736; jessc. April 8, 1738; Isaiah, June 13, 
1740: Richard, "deceast April 13, 1741"; Solo- 
mon (q. v.); Silas, X'ovember 22, 1744; Eli- 
jah; Atnia, September 2, 174S. 

(HI) Lieutenant Henry \'o5e, son 
\'OSE of Thomas \'ose ('q. v.), was born 
at Milton, Massachusetts, April 9, 
1663, died March 26, 1752. He married Eliz- 
abeth Babcock, born October 24. 1666, died 
Xovember 19, 1732, daughter of Robert Bab- 
cock, of Milton. Children, born at Miltoa: 
Waitstill, born July 29, 16SS; Mary, Jaimary 
4, 1691 ; Robert, October 25, 1693; Elizabeth, 
January 28. 1696; Martha, August 25, 1698; 
Abigail, December 14, 1700; Joshua, men- 
tioned below; Hepzibah, February 10, 1704: 
Keulah, January 29, 1706; Thomas. T'ebrnary 
4. 1709. • ' ' 

(I\") Joshua \'ose. son of Lieutenant Henry 
\'ose, was born at Milton, ^Massachusetts, 
March 3, 1703. .He died in Westerly, Rhode 
Island, September 23. 1778, and was buried in 
the River Bend Cemetery. He was a justice 
of the peace in 1774. He married Prudence 

, and among their children was Joshua, 

mentioned below. 

(A') Joshua (2') \'ose, son oi Joshua ( i) 
^ ose, was born at Westerly, Rhode Island, 
March 15, 1737-3S. He made his home in his 
r.ative town, where he owned and operated a 
tannery that was later owned by ^\r. Rhodes. 
He was appointed a justice of the peace in 
'7''^2 and served for many years afterward. 
Li iSoi he was appointed justice of the court 
of commissions and general sessions, and 
-erved on the bench until 1S09. His son 
Jr'Shua also filled the same office from 1817 to 
''^-5- Joshua \"ose died January 28. 1S12, 
•!JC(1 seventy-five years. Lie married ^lay 3. 
'^~^~, Marv Lamphcre. Chililren. born at 
Westerly: 'Abigail, born August 13, 1758; 

Lemuel, mentioned below ; Joshua, born Janu- 
ary 23, 1775, died March 14, 1837, married 
Prudence \Vilcox, daughter of Rev. Isaiah 
Wilcox, and she died March 9, 1S16. 

(\T) Lemuel Vose, son of Joshua (2) 
\'osc, was born in Westerly, Rhode Island, 
December 2. 1767. He was a farmer in his 
native town, owning large tracts of land there. 
All his active life was spent in Westerly, and 
he died there February 19, i8.|6, and was 
buried in the River Bend Cemetery. He mar- 
ried Delight Babcock, of Exeter. Rhode Island, 
March 13, 1794. She died December 25, 1848. 
Children, born at Westerly : Lemuel, men- 
tioned below ; Sophia, born October 8, 1799, 
married Stephen Wilcox, and had Stephen 
Wilcox, who was a great jniblic benefactor of 
Westerly ; Charles Babcock, born February 6, 

(\'H) IMajor Lemuel (2) \'ose, son of 
Lemuel ( i ) \'ose, was born at Westerly, 
Rhode Island, October 9, 1796. He received 
his education in the public schools of his native 
town. Pie engaged in business there as a gen- 
eral merchant, and for many years was in busi- 
ness in partnership with Joseph Lewis. When 
a young man he served in the state militia and 
became brigade "quartermaster of the Third 
Brigade of \\'ashington county, Rhode Island, 
with the rank of major. Pie was appointed 
justice of the peace in 1830 and served many 
years. For nine years he was postmaster of 
Westerly. Few men were better known or 
more h.ighly respected. PI is home was on High 
street, and is now occupied by his daughter 
and granddaughter. Major Vose married, De- 
cember 29, 1825, at Stonington, Connecticut 
(Rev. Dr. Ira Hart ofticiating), Mary Ann 
States, born .\ugust 27, 1804, died August 28, 
1889, at her liome in Westerly, a daughter of 
.Adam and Cynthia (Brown) States. She was 
buried in the River Bend Cem.ctery. Major 
Lemuel Vose and family were members of the 
Protestant Episcopal church of \\'esteriy. Chil- 
dren, born at Westerly: i. Henry E., born 
yiz\ 15, 1827, died October 12, 1827. 2. John 
Denison. born October ^7, 1828, died August 
II, 1881 ; married Caroline Brown, who died 
Xovember 25. 1904, leaving one child. John 
Denison Jr. 3. Eliza States, born August 7,- 
1S32, resides on the old homestead at West- 
erly. 4. Francis, born May 22, 1S33, died Au- 
gust 18, 1833. 5. Mary Ann. born December 
22, 1835, died August '7, 183^^. 6. Son, born 
October 22, 1837, died the same day. 7. Wil- 
liam R., born September 26. 1839. 'Ji^J July 
10, 1S40. 8. Edward Francis, mentionerl be- 

(VIIL) Profe'^sor Edward . Francis \"ose, 
son of }»Iajor Lemuel (2) \'o-e. was born at 



Westerly, Rhode Island, August 28, 1S42. He 
received his early education there in the public 
schools and was prepared for college. He 
studied medicine afterward in the Jefferson 
Medical College at I'hiladclphia, where he was 
a student for three years, but finally decided 
to devote himself to the profession of music. 
Under musical teachers in Philadelphia and 
New York he attained a high degree of pro- 
.ficiency. In 1870 he received the ajipointraent 
as musical instructor at the Connecticut Liter- 
ary Institute at Suffield, Hartford county, 
Connecticut, continuing in that po'^ition with 
this institution until his death, covering a 
period of thirteen years. His musical skill 
and ability were widely known and he took 
rank as one of the foremost musical artists of 
New England. He died at Suftield, September 
14, 1SS3, and was buried with Masonic honors 
in the River Bend Cemetery of his native town. 
Kindl}- and charitable, he won the love and re- 
spect of people of all classes of society. To 
his family he Vv-as a devoted husband and 
father. In religion he was a Baptist, a faith- 
ful member of the church. He was a mem- 
ber of the various Masonic bodies, in which 
organization he had attained the degree of 
Knight Templar. He was th.e leader of the 
Suffield band and director of the Sufifield Glee 
Club for several years. To his profession he 
gave himself heart and soul. In his students 
he took au absorbing interest, and he invari- 
ably won their affection. The relations be- 
tween Professor \'ose and his pupils were 
ideal. He was not only a master of his art, 
but he had the rarer gift of imparting his skill 
and knowledge to others ; he was a natural 
born teacher. 

At a meeting of the executive committee of 
the Connecticut Literary Institute held in Suf- 
field, October iS, 18S3, the following resolu- 
tions were unanimously adopted: 

For as much as it hath pleased Almighty God, in 
his wise providence, to remove by a severe and 
sudden stroke of sickness, from the active duties of 
.life, our much esteemed friend. Professor E. F. 
Vose, who for upwards of thirteen consecutive 
years held the office of Musical Instructor in the 
Connecticut Literary Institute, during which time 
.he conducted the department with such skill and 
proficiency as to give general satisfaction both to 
committee and patrons of the school, and that by 
his general manners, his gentlemanly bearing and 
his aptness to teach, he won for himself the love 
and esteem, not only of the pupils, but also of their 
parents and friends; therefore. 

Resolved, That in the death of Professor Vose, 
the institution has not only lost an able and efti- 
cient teacher, but also a strong supporter of all its 

Resolved, That with grateful feelings of appre- 
ciation we would record our indebtedness to the 
late Professor Vose for the energy, faithfulness and 

scholarly ability with which he brought up the 
musical department of the school to its present 
state of ei'+icicncy. 

Resolved, That we extend to his bereaved wife 
and little daughter, and also to his mother and 
sister, in this their hour of sore bereavement, our 
heartfelt sympathy, praying that our kind Father 
in Heaven, wlio floctli all things well, may with his 
own consoling hand, wipe all tears from their sor- 
rowing eyes, and gently guide them on to a glorious 
meeting in the better laml. In behalf of the Board, 
J. R. STUBBART, Secretary. 

Putnam, October _\), i,'^3. 

He married, in 1871, }ilartha Virginia Law- 
rence, of Baltimore, Alaryland, who is now 
living in Poughkeepsie, New York. They iiad 
.one child, 'Mary Lawrence, mentioned below. 

(IX) Mary Lawrence \"ose, daughter of 
Professor Edward Erancis \'ose, was born in 
Westerly, Rhode Island. She was educated in 
the public scliools and at St. r^Iargaret's Prot- 
estant Episcopal School for Girls at Water- 
bury, Connecticut, and in other private schools 
in New Jersey. She took up the study of the 
profession that her father had followed wit'i 
such success and entered the New England 
Conservatory of ]\Iusic in Boston, from which 
she was in due time graduated with honors. 
She inherited musical ability of a high order 
and her training was the best the country 
afforded. She has followed her profession as a 
musical artist and has won the public favor for 
her great skill and fine interpretation of music. 
She has had gratifying success as a teacher of 
music in Westerly and many of her pupils 
have achieved distinction in musical circles. 
Though devoted to her art, Aliss Vose has not 
neglected other arts and interests. She is 
popular in social life in Westerly, where she 
lives with her ainit, Miss Eliza States \^ose. 

Edward Rawson, the English 
RAWSON ancestor, lived at Colnbrook. 
Langley Marsh, Buckingham- 
shire. He was a wealthy merchant there. His 
will was dated February 16, 1603-04, and 
proved May 4, 1604. He married Bridget 

, probably Bridget Warde. 

(11) David, son of Edward Rawson, was 
a merchant tailor of London. His will was 
dated June 15, 1616, and it showed that 
he was well-to-do and a generous man to 
those not so fortunate as he. Lie married 
Margaret, daughter of the Rev. William and 
Isabel (Woodhal) Wilson. She married (sec- 
ond) William Taylor, of London, and died 
before 1628. Mr.' and Mrs. Rawson lived at 
Gillingham, Dorsetshire, England, where their 
son Edward, mentioned below, was born. Mar- 
garet Wilson was sister of Rev. John Wilson, 
minister at Boston, Mas'^achusetts. 

(HI) Secretary Edward (2) Rawson, the 

:'- 111 ,7 ri-;bn 



ininiigrant ancestor, was born April 16, 161 5. 
at Gillintrli^"'. Dorsetshire, England, son of 
David Kawson. He came to New England in 
i(i_^7, and settled in Newbury, Massachusetts, 
w here he became one of the grantees aiul pro- 
jjrietors. He was the second town clerk of 
Xewbur}-; notary public and register, serving 
from April 19, 1638, to 1647; was also select- 
man of the town and commissioner to hear and 
determine small causes ; was deputy to the gen- 
eral court from Newbury in 1638 and nearly 
every year until 1650; was clerk of the house 
of deputies in 1645-46 and in 1649. He had 
a special grant of fifteen hundred acres of 
land in the Narragansett country on account 
of his services to the general court. He and 
Joseph Hills revised the laws of the province. 
He succeeded Increase Xowell, who liad been 
secretary of the colony from the beginning 
in 1636, being elected May 22, 1650, and after- 
wards resided in Boston, being reelected annu- 
ally until Sir Edmund Andros came into 
power. His home in Boston was on Rawson 
lane, now Jjromfield street, and he owned sev- 
eral acres bordering on the common. He and 
his wife were members of the church under 
Rev. John Wilson, after whose death Mr. 
Rawson became one of the twenty-eight dis- 
affected persons who left the First Church to 
form the Third or Old Soutli Church, in IMay, 
1669. He became the agent or steward of an 
English Society for the Propagation of the 
Gospel among the Indians in New England, in 
1631. He countersigned the warrant sent to 
Massachusetts for the arrest of the regicides, 
Gofte, A\"halley and Dixwell, but they were 
never arrested. The one blot on his good 
record was his participation in the persecution 
of the Quakers, a pretty general fault of the 
early Puritans. PI is salary as secretary was at 
first twenty pounds- a year, later sixty pounds, 
lie was subsequently elected recorder of Suf- 
folk county. His family Bible is now or was 
lately in the possession of R. R. Dodge, of 
Sutton, [Massachusetts, having descended in 
direct line. He was an efticient public officer, 
a' useful and distinguished citizen. He died 
August 27, 1694. 

He married Rachel, daughter of Thomas 
Perne, granddaughter of John Hooker, who 

married — Grindal, sister of Edmund 

Grindal, Archbishop of Canterbury in the 
reif^n of Queen Elizabeth. Children : Daugh- 
ter, married and remained in England ; Ed- 
ward, graduate of Harvard in 1653 \ Rachel, 
married, January 18, 1653, William Aubrey; 
David, born May 6, 1644; Perne, September 
16. 1646; William, ]\Iay 21, 165 1 ; Susan, died 
in Rnxbury in 1664; Hannah, baptized Octo- 

ber 10, 1653, died May 27, 1656; Rebecca, 
born October ly, 1654, died N'oung; Rebecca, 
May 2-i„ i6s6: Elizabetii, November 12, 1657; 
Rev. Grindal, (q. v.). 

Governor and Captain Thomas 
WIGGIN Wiggin, llie immigrant ancestor, 

came from England to New 
England about 1630, and settled at Dover, 
New Hamjjsliire. He was a leading citizen 
of large intluence in the colony from 1633 to 
1636. He was a Puritan and as proprietory 
governor favored the union with Massachu- 
setts Bay colony. His family Bible, printed 
in 1609, has been preser\ed. He was appoin.ted 
agent and superintendent of the Dover planta- 
tions in 1 63 1 and was sent by the colonists to 
England in 1632 to secure means to develop 
and support the colony. He returned in 1633, 
bringing with him a number of families, "some 
of them men of property and of some account 
for religion together with some 'of no ac- 
count'." He was succeeded in 1636 by George 

Burdett. He married Catherine . He 

died about 1687. After the union with Massa- 
chusetts, he became a magistrate. He was 
deputy to the general court in 1645, and from 
1650 to 1664 was one of the assistants of the 
Alassachusetts Bay colony, the only one at that 
time from New Hampshire. He was one of 
the principal men of the colony during his life 
and seems to have enjoyed much of the con- 
fidence and respect of the community. He 
did not, liowever, escape envy and abuse. In 
1655 Philip Chesley was presented for re- 
proachful speeches against the Worshipful 
Captain Wiggin and was found guilty. Cap- 
tain Wiggin built a house at what is now Strat- 
ham in 1650 and the cellar is still visible. He 
was buried in a field near his home. Children: 
Andrew, a prominent man, married Hannah 
Bradstreet, daughter of Governor Simon Brad- 
street and granddaughter of Governor Thomas 
Dudley ; Thomas, mentioned below ; Mary. 

(II) Thomas {2) Wiggin, son of Governor 
Thomas (i ) Wiggin, was born about 1640. at 
Dover, New Hampshire. He married Sarah, 
sister of Captain \\'alter Barefoot. She sur- 
vived him and was living is 168S. Barefoot 
was one of the historical tigures of the colony. 
Children, born at Dover : Thomas, mentioned 
below : Sarah ; Susanna ; Catharine, was second 
wife of Simon Wiggin, son of Andrew Wiggin, 
grandson of Governor Thomas Wiggin. 

(III) Thomas (3) Wiggin, son of Thomas 

(2) Wiggin, was born about 1670. Children: 
Samuel ; Thomas, mentioned below. • 

(IV) Thomas (4) Wiggin, son of Thomas 

(3) Wiggin, was born at Dover, now Strat- 


ham, New Hampshire, Alarch i 
died Ajjril 26, 1776. He marrici 

Stratham, De 



, 1701-02, 
(first) at 
1 Piper, 
born at 

I-fe married (second) Mary — 
Hampton, New Hampshire, April 10, 1703, 
died May 3, 1776. Children : Thomas, born 
September 13, 1720; ^^rartha, April 15, 1729; 
Samuel, mentioned below; Ami, lanuarv 21, 
1742-43: .Mark, October 2^, 1745! 

(V) Samuel \Viggin, called "Jr." to distin- 
guish him from his uncle of the same name. 
was born 1730-35, at Stratham, New Hamp- 
shire, died th.ere January 17. 1790. Children, 
born at Stratham: Mary, }ilay 12, 1751 ; Ann, 
May 24, 1753; Phineas, mentioned below; Eli- 
jah, November 3, 1760; Andrew, December 
27. 1762; Abigail. November 11, 1765; Lydia, 
February 11, 1767; Hannah, August ^6, 1771. 
_ (\'I) Phineas Wiggin, son of Samuel \\'ig- 
gin Jr., was born at Stratham, New Hamp- 
shire, June 3, 1757. He was a soldier from 
his native town in the revolution, in Captain 
Samuel Oilman's company, Colonel Enoch 
Poor's regiment, in 1775. He was also in Cap- 
tain Nicholas Rawley's company, Colonel 
Abraham Drake's regiment, sent to reinforce 
the Continental army at Stillwater in Septem- 
ber, 1777. He was a farmer at Stratham. 
(See New Hampshire Revolutionary Rolls, 
vol. i, pp. 135 and 191 ; vol. ii. p. 327 ; vol. iv, 
p. 6). He removed to Eowdoinham, Maine, 
where he died September 3, 1S20. He married, 
November 15, 17S7, ]\Iehitable Preble. Chil- 
dren: I. Mary, born September 30, 1788, died 
January 13. 1875, unmarried. 2. Samuel, born 
F"ebruary 26, 1790, died May 8, 1832. 3. Re- 
becca, born October 26, 1792, died January 11, 
1793. 4. Rufus, born October 26, 1793, died 
February 2, 1864, father of Elizabeth"^L. A. 
Wiggin, mentioned below. 5. Olive, born 
May 26, 1796, died September 13, 1S46, un- 
married. 6. ]\Ierri!l. born May 15. 1798, died 
May 27, 1857. 7. Edward, mentioned below. 
(VII) Edward Wiggin, son of Phineas 
Wiggin, was born at Bowdoinham, Maine, 
March 7, 1800, died at Bangor, June 22, 1875. 
He was a stonemason by trade, residing in 
Bath and during his last years at Bangor. In 
politics he was originally a Whig, afterward a 
Republican. In religion he was a Congrega- 
tionalist. He married, March i, 1823. Lettice 
M. Brown, born December 13. 1804, in Bow- 
doinham, died at San Francisco, California. 
Children: i. Charles L., born December 25, 
1823, died at San Francisco, in 189 1 ; was a 
sea captain, who retired and settled in San 
Francisco, of which he was at one time the 
mayor ; was a prominent Free Mason. 2. 
Rufus A., born January iS. 1826, died at San 
Francisco; was a mining engineer. 3. Renaldo 

_B., born April 13, 1S2S, died August 1, iS('>4, 
in Bangor; was a stonemason; enli.sted in 1861 
in Company A, Second Alaine Regiment ; was 
afterward lieutenant of Bangor Light Infan- 
try; captain of Company A, Second Maine 
Regiment; died in military hospital at Wash- 
ington ; wounded at Fredericksburg ; married 
Fannie Patten, of Bangor. 4. Albert, born 
September 7, 1830; residing with Fred Sum- 
ner Wiggin; was a farmer at Hodgdon. Maine; 
enlisted in iS'Si in the Second Maine Regiment 
and served in the ambulance corps to the end 
of the war. 5. Edward P., born January 4, 
1833, died December 29, 1S33. 6. Ellen' B., 
born August 20, 1834; married (first) Fred 
Sargent, a sea captain on the Pacific coast; 
(second) Alanson H. Phelps; now living in 
San Francisco. 7. Edward, mentioned below. 
8. Elizabeth H., born July 4, 1841, died Octo- 
ber 4, 1S41. 9. Herbert' F., born March 2j, 
1S44, died March 12, 1846. 10. George S., 
born Alarch 8, 1846, died April 26. 1S46. 

(\'III) Edward (2) Wiggin, son of Ed- 
ward ( i) Wiggin, was born at Bangor, Maine, 
November 14, 1837, died at South Paris, 
Maine, September 21, 1912. He attended the 
public schools of Bangor and was prepared to 
eater Harvard College. He taught school for 
a time at Hodgdon, Maine. From 1S69 to 
1877 lie was collector of United States cus- 
toms at Fort Kent, :Maine. He then bought 
the farm at Presque Isle, where he lived 
the remainder of his life. In politics he 
was a Republican. He was selectman, town 
clerk and superintendent of scliools in Hodg- 
don. He taught school one term in Presque 
Isle, and was afterward supervisor of schools 
tliere for a number of years. From 1877 
until the Rural Free Delivery was estab- 
lished recently, he was postmaster of Mays- 
ville, now Presque Isle. He was state senator 
two terms, 1893-94 and 1896-97. He edited 
the Xorth Star, a newspaper of Presque Isle, 
for a few years. He was president of the 
Agricultural Society of ^laysville several 
years ; member of the Maine State Board of 
Agriculture, 1883-85. He was master of the 
Maine State Grange for two years. For thir- 
teen years he was clerk in the office of the 
state superintendent of schools at Augusta. 
He was for ten years state statistical agent for 
Maine. He was an able writer and an author 
of note. ?Ie published an exhaustive work 
entitled "A History of Jesus"; an interlinear 
translation of Virgil and of Cicero's orations; 
"A History of Maine," and a number of poems. 
He enlisted in November, 1861, in the Sixth 
Maine Battery and was mustered in as a pri- 
vate, January i, 1862, at Augusta. He was at 
once made a sergeant and afterward an orderly 

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'■crgcaiit. He was commissioned second lieu- 
tenant, September i, 1863, and first lieutenant 
at L'uipeper Court House. He resigned May 

2. 1S64, on account of the illness of his wife. 
He took part in the battles of Cedar Mountain, 
jUill Run, Antietam, and in many other engage- 

He married, in 1855, Elizabeth L. A. Wig- 
gin, born at Hodgdon, Maine, Septeinber 25, 
1837, died at I'resque Isle, September 24, 1908. 
She was educated in the public schools of her 
native town. She was a member of the Grange 
No. 153, Patrons of Husbandry, and of the 
Congregational church. She was a daughter 
of Rufus Wiggin, born October 26, 1793, died 
February 2, 1864, at Hodgdon, mentioned 
above. Her father was a farmer. In politics 
he was originally a \\'hig, later a Republican ; 
was deacon of the Free Will Baptist Church 
for many years. He married, June 2, 1818, 
Mary N. Smith, born in New Bnmswick. Sep- 
tember 27, 1793, died at Hodgdon, February 
13, 1874. Ciiildren of Rufus Wiggin: i. Ed- 
gar M., born January 24, 1819, died at Hodg- 
don, February 24, 1875, a farmer; married 
Lydia Ann \\"hite, of Miramichi. 2. Rufus, 
born July 28, 1820, died in New York City. 

3. Samuel P., born February 18, 1822, died in 
Perham, Maine, a farmer : married Harriet 
Drake, of Houldin. j,. Thomas P., born 
March 18, 1824, died at Southern Pines, 
North Caroline, a tanner ; married .Annie 
Ginn. 5. Mehitable A., born I\Iay 7, 1S26, 
died at Millville, New Brunswick; married 
George R. Jones, a blacksmith. 6. Hannah 
L., born May 30, 1S28, died ^lay 7, 1845. 
7. Cyrus, born November 26, 1831. a farmer, 
died at Flodgdon ; married Ann Carr. 8. Mary 
J., born May 16, 1835, died July 2, 186S; mar- 
ried (first) Charles Shaw, of Hodgdon, a mer- 
chant; (second) x\bner Weeks, of Houlton, 
a merchant. 9. Elizabeth L. A., married Ed- 
ward Wiggin, mentioned above. Children of 
Edward Wiggin: i. Fred Sumner, mentioned 
below. 2. Nellie L., born 1862, died aged five 

(IX) Fred Sumner Wiggin, son of Edward 
(2) Wiggin, was born at Horlgdon, Elaine, 
April 3, 1S57. He attended the public schools 
there and at Fort Kent, wdiither his parents 
moved when he was twelve years old, and 
afterward a select school at Bangor. He 
entered the Universitv of Maine in the class of 
1877, but left college' in 1878. He had taught 
school at Hiram. Maine, and afterward taught 
at St. Francis, Maine. Fie then assisted his 
father on the homestead at Presrjue Isle and 
succeeded to the farm after his fatlier died. 
IJe has continued in farming to the present 
tune. He has one hundred and sixty-five acres 

of land, of which seventy-five is under culti- 
vation. In politics he is a Republican. He is 
a member of Maysville Center Grange, No. 
153, Patrons of Husbandry, in which he has 
held every office and of which he was master 
several terms. For the past fifteen years he 
has been secretary of the grange. He is also 
a member of Trinity Lodge, No. 130, Free and 
Accepted ^Masons, of which he was master two 
years. He is now state statistical agent for 

He married, November 30, 1881, in Presque 
Isle, Annie Duff, born at Presque Isle, De- 
cember 2, 1856, and graduated from the 
Presque Isle high school. She is also a mem- 
ber of the Grange. Siie is a daughter of Daniel 
Duff. They have one child, Frankie, born at 
Presque Isle, November 19, 1S82; graduate 
of the Presque Isle high school; clerk in the 
state statistical department, Augusta, for ten 
years ; member of the Grange and communi- 
cant of the Roman Catholic church ; married 
Stephen F'ranklin Pierce, contractor, October 
9, 1913; resides in Portland. 

Mathcw Beckwith, the ini- 
BECKWITH migrant ancestor, was born 
about 1610 in England, pre- 
sumably in Yorkshire. The history of his life 
to the time he came to Hartford, Connecticut, 
is obscure. He bought the homestead of W'il- 
liam Pratt, an original proprietor of Hartford, 
in 1645. About 1652 he was at New London 
and Lyme, his land lying in both towns. He 
was able to give land somewhat liberally to his 
sons and it is recorded that in 1675 thirty acres 
more were laid out to him, all of which he 
gave to his son Joseph. He was killed Octo- 
ber 31, 16S0, '"by a fall in a dark night down 
a ledge of rocks." This gave occasion for a 
sermon on the providence of God which took 
away "Mathcw Beckwith and spared a fellow 
traveller. The inquest showed that he was 
then seventy years old, and this is the only evi- 
dence as to the year of his birth. He left a 
widow, Elizabeth, wdio married Samuel Buck- 
land, and died before 1690. Children: Mat- 
thew, mentioned below ; John, born about 
1639; Joseph; Nathaniel; Elizabeth; daughter, 
married Robert Grant ; daughter, married Ben- 
jamin Grant. 

(II) ^latthew Beckwith, son of Mathew 
Beckwith, was born about 1637, died at Lyme, 
Connecticut, June 4, 1727, aged ninety years. 
In 1671 he moved from Guilford to New Lon- 
don, settling in Lyme in 1676. He married 

(first) perhaps at Guilford, Elizabeth . 

He married (sec>md) at Lyme, 1691. Elizabeth 
Grisv.old, daughter of Matthew Griswold, 
divorced wife of John Rogers and widov.- of 


Peter Pratt. He married (tliird) Sarah , 

who was named in liis will, which was dated 
March 19, 1714-15. In a deed dated January 
30, 172S-29, entered at Saybrook, Mrs. Sarah 
Beckwith mentions her son Thomas Starkey, 
from which it would be inferred that ilathew 
Beckwith"s third wife Sarah was widow of 

Starkey. Children, seven by first wife: 

Matthew, born in Guilford, April 13, 1667; 
John, horn in Guilford, 1669 ; James, men- 
tioned below; Jonah, born in New London, 
December 2"^, 1673; Prudence, born in New 
London, August 22, 1676; Elizabeth, born in 
Lyme, February 4, 1679; Ruth, born in Lyme, 
March 14, 16S1 ; Sarah, born in Lyme, Decem- 
ber 15, 1684; Griswold, in Lyme, about 1691. 

(Ill) James Beckwith, son of Alatthew 
Beckwith, was born at New London, Connecti- 
cut, June I, 167 1. He lived in Lyme from 
1677 until 1732, when he moved to Norwich, 
Connecticut. He settled in Southinglon in 
1744 and resided there the remainder of his 
life, dying about 1756. His father appointed 
his "well beloved son James Beckwith to be 
sole executor of this my last will and testa- 
ment." He married, February 18, 1693, at 
Lyme, Sarah Marvin, born at Lyme in 1673, 
daughter of Reynold [Marvin, granddaughter 
of Edward Marvin and great-granddaughter 
of Reynold Marvin (i). Children: James, 
born at Lyme, May l, 1695; Matthew, Lyme, 
August 8, 1697; Daniel, October 13, 1699, died 
1700; Sarah, December 23, 1701 ; Daniel, 
Lyme, October 26, 1704; Reynold, February 
15, 1706-07; Samuel, May 24, 1709, Lyme; 
Elizabeth, July 23, 1712, Lyme; John, men- 
tioned below; Mary, January 25, 1715-16. 

(I\') John Beckwith, son of James Beck- 
with, was born at Lyme. Connecticut, October 
10, 1713, died April 18. 1810- He lived at 
Norwich and Southington, Connecticut, and 
in 1760 moved to Cornwallis, Xova Scotia, 
where he lived the remainder of his life. He 
married, at Norwich, April 20, 1737, Jane 
Worden, born about 1722, at Stoningion. She 
was daughter of Thomas \\'orden, who was 
son of Samuel Worden, son of Peter (2) 
Worden, son of Peter (i) Worden. Children: 
John, born March 16. 1738, at Norwich ; Hope- 
still, Norwich, October 22, 1746; Elizabeth, 
baptized at Southington, June 28, 1745: 
Worden, mentioned below. 

fV) Worden Beckwith, son of John Beck- 
with, was baptized at Southington, Connecti- 
cut, July 9, 1749. He married, at Cornwallis. 
Nova Scotia, January 12, 1769. Martha Sted- 
raan, d:iughter of John Stedman. Sh.e was 
born November iS, 1750, and was appointed 

administratrix of his estate, January 29, 1784. 
She probably married (second) June 26, 1786, 
Daniel Flarris, and probably died December 20, 
1802. Children: John Stedman, born Febru- 
ary 23. 1770; Parthcnia, 15ecember 29, 1771, 
at Cornwallis ; Thomas Worden, mentioned 
bel6w; Rebecca, July 6, 1776; Enoch, March 
21, 1779. 

(\ I) Thomas Worden Beckwith, son of 
Worden Beckwith, was born September 3, 
1772, at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, died at 
IMaysville, a part of Presque Isle, Maine, in 
December, 1854. He settled in Maysville 
after his m.arriage and was a farmer there. 
He was a member of the Free Will Baptist 
Church, and a Whig in politics. He married 
Olive Crocker, born in Nova Scotia in 1778, 
died at Maysville in January, 1855. Children: 
I. Eunice, died in i\lapleton ; married Peter 
Bull, of Woodstock, New Brunswick, a 
farmer. 2. Martha, died at Oshkosh, Wiscon- 
sin : married (tirst) James Johnson, (second) 
Robert Athen, farmers. 3. Olive, died at 
JNIaysville; married John Rafford, of New 
Brunswick, a farmer. 4. John Worden, men- 
tioned below. 

(VII) John Worden Beckwith, son of 
Thomas \\'orden Beckwith, was born in Chat- 
ham, on Sugar Island, in Miramichi river, New 
Brunswick, probably in 1810, died at Presque 
Isle, Maine, in 1893. He was a farmer in 
[Maysville (Presque Isle), and a deacon of the 
Free Will Baptist Church there. He married 
Sarah [Monroe, born in 1809, at Deer Island, 
Maine, died at Presque Isle in 1891. Chil- 
dren, born in Presque Isle: i. James Worden, 
mentioned below. 2. John Stedman, born July 
6. 1832, died at Mapleton, April, 1910; a 
farmer; married Mary Bull, of [Mapleton. 3. 
Enoch, born January 31, 1835; married [\Ia- 
hala Johnson, of Presque Isle, where he now 
lives, a farmer. 4. Bethanah, born August 7, 
1837, died at Augusta, Maine, February, 1896, 
unmarried. 5. Joel, born December i, 1839, 
died at Portland, Maine, July, 1865; served in 
civil war. Twentieth Maine Regiment, and 
died on way home. 6. [Martha, January 23. 
1841 ; married Asa Gould, who served in civil 
war two years and nine months in First [Maine 
Cavalry, enlisting 1862; he is farmer in 
Presque Isle, where they live. 7. Caroline. 
December 29. 1843 ^ niarried Abner Eastler, of 
New P.runswick. a farmer in Presque Isle ; 
she died July. 1910. in Maysville. 8. Eunice 
Ann. died young. 9. Sarah Ann. died young. 10. 
Hutchings, died young. 11. Ellen, died young. 
12. Rachel, born June 12, 1850; married Dan- 
iel B. Gould, born in New Sharon, Maine. 
January 5, 1S49, died in Washburn, Maine, 

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March 24, 190S; was a farmer; she lives in 
W'n.-hburn. 13. Esther, born April 25, 1S51 ; 
married Humphrey Clark, of Washburn, where 
they live on a farm. 14. Nancy, born Janu- 
ary 20, 1853; married Jerry Lkill, of Aiaple- 
ton, farmer, deceased; she lives in Washburn. 
(\"]II) James Wordcn lleckwith, son of 
Jiihn Worden Beckwith. wasborn in ?^Iaysville, 
Maine, February 24, 1831, died at Maplcton, 
December 20, 1862. He wasa farmer in ^laple- 
tun all his life.. He was a Whig in politics. He 
ninrried, March 19, 1S53. in Maysville, Mary 
A. Lyons, born in New Brunswick, December 
-6, 1835. She is a member of the Free Will 
]>aptist Church, and lives with her son, John 
R. Beckwith, at Presque Isle. She married 
(second) in Presque Isle, November 10, 1S67. 
Henry H. Borchers, born in Germany. Febru- 
ary 9, 1822, died in Presque Isle, October 2, 
1870; he was a farmer; their children were: 
I. Annie P.. born September 12, i858; mar- 
ried Arthur O. Garbin, of Londonderry, New 
Hampshire; they live at Epping, New Hamp- 
shire, and have one child, Ovill. 2. Charles 
H., born January 18, 1870; married Myrtis 
Ramsdell, and they live at Salem Depot, New 
Hampshire, where he is a contractor and 
builder; chiUlren, Henry C. and Evaline Con- 
stance. Mary A. (Lyons) (Beckwith) 
Borchers married (third ) in 1875, Eben Oaks, 
a farmer of iMaysville; he died there March 7, 
1884. She was daughter of Reuben Lyons, 
born in Eastport, ]\Iaine, April 10, 1802, died 
at Fort Fairfield, in 1S65; he was a farmer in 
Aroostook county, and finally in Fort Fair- 
field ; member of Calvinist Baptist Church ; 
Whig; married Elizabeth Clark, born in New 
Brunswick, November 23, 1812, died at Fort 
Fairfield, 1865. Children of Reuben and Eliz- 
abeth (Clark) Lyons, born in Dcaiglas county. 
New Brunswick, except last two: i. Mary A., 
born December 26. 1835; married James 
Warden Beckwith, mentioned above. 2. Eliz- 
abeth, born October 8, 1S37: married Alex- 
ander Smith, of Amity, Elaine, farmer in 
North Amity. 3. I'-rances F., born June 21. 
1S39; married Amaziah Harden, of Dan forth. 
Maine, farmer. 4. Thomas G., born June 21, 
1840; married Emih" Chalmers, of Albion; 
they live in Lowell. Massacluisetts : he is a 
Baptist minister. 5. Susan K., born June 11, 
1842 ; married Horace Estabrook, of Amity, 
farmer. 6. Lucy A., born .April 24. 1844 : mar- 
ried George Grass, of Fort Fairfield, and later 
Alethuen, jMassachusetts ; served in civil war. 
7- Eli C, born February 27, 1846: lives in 
M'inneapolis, Michigan. 8. Lyvona A., born 
October 19, 1848; married Lewis Tory, of 
Portland, and thev live in South Dakota. O. 

James H., born December 8, 1850: married 
Minnie Knox. 10. Deborah, born July 7, 1S52, 
at Maysville, died aged twenty. 11. Abigail, 
born October 9, 1S53; married Abraham 
C)wen, of Lubec, Maine. Children of James 
Worden and iMary A. (Lyons) Beckwith, : i. 
Sarah Elizabeth, born in Maysville, January 
16, 1854; married Daniel Chandler, of Presque 
Isle, Alaine, and they live at Washburn ; chil- 
dren: Myrtie, married Herbert Moran ; 
r^laude, married Thomas Crawford; Burt. 2. 
John R., mentioned below. 3. James W., men- 
tioned below. 4. Albert II., born March 5. 
i860; married (first) I'.ellc Sinclair, of Hay- 
stack, Maine, and had Charles, Burt, George, 
Roy, Elwood ; married (second) Annie Rich- 
ardson, of New Brunswick, and they had Ben- 
jamin. 5. Ernest C, born January 28, 1862; 
married (first) Ella Ramsdell, of Farmington, 
Maine, and had Horace; married (second) 
Jennie English, and had Lucy and Laura, 
(twins), Orrin, Maude, Byron and Grace; he 
is a member of Grange and Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows. 

(IN) John R. Beckwith. son of James 
Worden Beckwith, was born at IMapItton, 
Maine, July 6, 1856. He attended school there 
and at Presque Isle. During his youth he 
assisted his father on the farm, which came 
into the possession of his brother, Ernest G., 
and himself. April i, 1878. Subsequently they 
divided the farm. In addition to the fifty acres 
of the homestead Mr. Beckwith has added by 
purchase a hundred acres of land in Mapleton. 
In politics he is a Democrat. He has been road 
commissioner and school agent. He is a mem- 
ber of the Free Will Baptist Church, of which 
he is clerk and chairman of the finance com- 
mittee. He is president of the North Aroos- 
took conference. He is a member of Mystic 
Tie Lodge, No. 141, Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows, of which he is past noble grand. 
He has been representative to the Grand Lodge 
twice. He is also a member of Aroostook 
Union Grange. No. 143, Patrons of liusbandry, 
and was formerly a member of the Aroostook 
Potato Growers" Association. 

He married, January 18. 1S80, at Maysville, 
Ada C. Morris, born at May.sville, December 
6. 1861 (see Morris II). She is a member of 
the Free Will Baptist Church and of the 
Young People's Society of Christian Endeavor. 
Children: i. Blanche E.. born at Maysville, 
March 14, 1882; graduate of the Aroostook 
State Normal School, 1905, school teacher in 
Washburn. Presque Isle, Mapleton and Squa 
Pan ; married, July 28, 19T3, David C. Gethchel, 
farmer of Limestone, Maine. 2. Frank W., 
born at Presque Isle, September 3, 18S4 : mar- 

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ried Ida ]\Iay Niks, born March 7, 1S90, and 
have Elizabeth Oilene. born at I'resque Isle, 
October 9, 1910. 

(IX) James W. Beckwith, brother of John 
R. Beckwith, was born at Mapleton, Maine, 
March 23, 1858. He attended the pnbhc 
scliools of Presque Isle. When he came of 
age he bought a farm in partnership with his 
brother, Albert H. Beckwith. After cultivat- 
ing it a few years he bought his brother's 
share and has continued on the farm to the 
present time. Ele owu'i one liundreH and 
twent3'-tive acres, of which one hundred acres 
arc cleared. In politics he is a Democrat. He 
is a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, 
and member of the finance committee ; mem- 
ber of Aroostook Union Grange, of ^lystic Tie 
Lodge, Independent Order of Oild Fellows, in 
whicli he has held a number of offices, and of 
the Aroostook Potato Growers' Association. 
He is also a carpenter and built his own house 
and franied many houses in this section. 

He married, April 9, 1S190, at Mapleton, Lu- 
ella Marion Bagley, bOrn at Bangor, January 
23, 1 8/ 1 (see Bagley II). She attended the 
public schools of Presque Isle. She is a mem- 
ber of the Free Will Baptist Church and of 
the Grange. Children, born at Pre=nvie I=1e : 
I. Dora Elizabeth, born February 2, 1S91 ; 
graduate of the Aroostook State Normal 
School and has taught school at Castle Hill 
and Mapleton. 2. Wealthy ]\Iarion, born July 
21, 1S92; student in Aroostook Normal School, 
has taught school one year at Chapman. 3. 
Walter Worden, born February 6, 1S94; grad- 
uate of the I'resque Isle high school ; now 
assisting his father. 4. Howard France, born 
February i, 1S96. 5. \'eruon Oliver, born 
October 6, i8g8. 6. Zenda Porter, born Au- 
gust 10, 1900. 7. Earl James, born Septem- 
ber 30, 1902. 8. Stanley Gregory, born No- 
vember 7, 1905. 9. Kenneth Gilman, born Sep- 
tember 29, 1007. 10. Amy .Asaphene, born 
March 24, 1909. 

(The Morris Line). 

(I) Isaac Morris was born in Nova Scotia 
in 178S and died at California Settlement, New 
Brunswick, in 1S76. He was a farmer in 
Maysville, Maine, moving to New Brunswick 
about 1861. He was a Republican, and a mem- 
ber of the Free Will Baptist Church. He 
married Hulda Nicholas, born in Nova Scotia, 
died in Maysville. Children: Calvin Luther, 
mentioned below ; William, married Drusilla 
Fairbanks; Silas, died aged twenty: Henry, 

served in civil war; Mary Ann, married 

Hill; Amelia, married (first) Edward Mc- 
Dougall, (second) George Packard: Jane, 
married (first) William Pyles, (second) Dan- 

iel Johnson ; Margaret, married William Mc- 

(11) Calvin Luther ^lorris, son of Isaac 
Morris, was born in Nova Scotia in 1S27, died 
at Eddington, Maine, in 1905. He settled in 
Maysville before his marriage, and also liscd 
in Mapleton. Fort Fairfield, and finally Edding- 
ton ; was a farmer; Republican; deacon of the 
I'Tce \\\\\ Baptist Church ; married Elizabeth 
Ann Barto, born in Nova Scotia, 1831, died in 
1875, at ^Mapleton. She was daughter of John 
Pnrto (formerly spelled Bartaux), a sea cap- 
tain of Nova Scotia ; he was drowned at sea : 
married Rebecca Barker ; cliildren : James, 
married Roxanna Hatch; Elizabeth Ann, men- 
tioned above. Children of Calvin L. and Eliz- 
abeth A. I\Iorris: Melvin, born 1S55, married 
Sylvia Wood; Melvina, born 1857, married 
(■first) ]\Ielvin W. Page, (second) George W. 
Densmore : Silas, born 1S59, died aged twenty; 
Ada C, married John R. Beckwith (see Beck- 
v.dth IX) ; Frank, born 1S64, married May 
■\Iatherson ; Elizabeth, born 1865, married Na- 
than Page, brother of Melvin Page: William, 
born 1867, died in infancy; Roxanna, died 
aged three and one-half years. 

(The Bagley Line). 

( I ) Reuben Bagley was born probably in 
1794, died in Wakefield, Massachusetts, prob- 
ably in 1892. Fle was a carpenter in Bangor. 
Maine, and in W^akefield ; L'niversahst in re- 
ligion : married Sarah Campbell, who died in 
\Vakefield. Children : Francis Marion, men- 
tioned below ; Henry, a lumber dealer in Win- 
chester, ]^Iassachusetts ; Nellie, married Frank 

(II) Francis Marion Bagley, son of Reuben 
Bagle\-. was born in Bangor, March, 1830, died 
in Mapleton, Maine, February, 1901. He was 
a farmer in Presque Isle and Mapleton all his 
life except for one year, when he was one of 
the "forty-niners'" who sought gold in Cali- 
fornia. He was a Republican, and a Univer- 
salist ; member of Castle liill Grange; married 

(first) French, who died in Bangor; 

married (second) Lydia A. Hews, born in 
Bangor, May 6, 1848. died in Mapleton, Feb- 
ruary, 1S89. Children by first wife: Henry 
Reuben, Walter Francis, Addie H. By sec- 
ond wife: Luella Marion, married James W. 
Beckwith (see Beckwith IX) ; George Adel- 
bert, born October, 1873, niarried \'ina Rich- 
ardson ; Fred H., born in Bangor, January, 
1S75, married Blanche Roberts, was represent- 
ative in Vermont legislature, 1912; William, 
born 1879, died 191 1, married Claude Dicker- 
son; Charles, born in Mapleton, May, iS8r, 
married Maude Nason : .Arthur Stanley, born 
in Mapleton, 18S3. 



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Richard Currier, immigrant 
t'l'RRIER ancestor of tlie Curriers of 

New England, was born in 
I'.ii.'land or Scotland, May 3, 1616. lie was 
iMiiTof the founders of Salisbury, Massachu- 
vcits, in 1640. He was granted land in Salis- 
b'.irv in 1641 and 1642 and in what is now the 
town of Amesbury in 1654, 165S, 1659, 1662, 
i(/)4 and 166S. He sold land, February 16, 
1042, to Abraham IMorrill, and bought Joseph 
Moyce's house, January 20, 1644. He was a 
.•■aiinioner and taxpayer in 1650. He was one 
of ihe signers of the articles of agreement be- 
iwfiMi Salisbury and Aniesbr.ry in 1654, and 
ills name heads the list of first commoners of 
the new town in 1654-55. In 1652 he and An- 
tlumy Colby were appointed to lay out a high- 
way from the mill bridge to the plain "that 
i;oeth to the Lion's ■Mouth." He served on 
various other town committees. In 1656 he 
and Thomas ^Macy were empowered to build 
a saw mill on the west side of the Powow 
river. Thomas JNlacy sold his interests in 
1658 and Ricliard Currier operated the mill 
for many years. He was elected on the pru- 
dential committee, ^larch 10, 1660. He was 
acting clerk of Amesburv, 1660-61, and town 
clerk in 1662, scrvirg luui! December 14, T674, 
when he was succeeded by his son Thomas. 
He was also clerk of writs, commissioner to 
hear small causes and selectman for fifteen 
years. When he declined^ to serve further as 
selectman he was fined. He was on the com- 
mittee of three to build the meeting house in 
1665 '''"d on th.e committee of two to secure 
a minister. In seating the meeting house at 
.■\mesbury, 1667, his name has the place of 
honor. He was elected to present a petition 
to the general court, May 14. 1666, asking for 
separation of Amesbury and Salisbury and was 
successful in his mission. The name was 
changed to Amesbury in 1667 and the change 
confirmed by the general court. [May 27, i65S. 
He was a planter and millwright, as described 
in various documents. He deeded his real 
e.nate to his heirs before his death, exceptmg 
one lot of land and his rights as commoner in 
Amesbury. Twenty-five years after he died 
his grandson. Richard Currier, was appointed 
administrator, November 6, 17 10. He was a 
soldier in King Philip's war and his descend- 
ants were granted land in what is now Buxton, 
Elaine, in payment of his service. His last 
days were spent m the famUy of his wife's 
*on, Philip Rowell. He died February 22, 
1686-87, by drowning. He married (first) 
Ann , (second) October 26, 1676. Jo- 
anna Pindar, widow of Valentine Pindar. 
Oiildren by first wife: Samuel, mentioned be- 

low: Hannah, born iidy 8, 1643; Thomas, 
March 8, 1646. 

(II) Samuel Currier, son of Richard Cur- 
rier, was born in England about 1636. He 
was a weaver and millwright. As early as 
1665 he settled in Haverhill and took the oath 
of allegiance to the crown in 1677. He owned 
the right to a corn mill in Haverhill. He died 
there March 14, 1712-13. His will was dated 
March 9, 1713, and proved April 6 following. 
He married Mary, daughter of Thomas Hardy. 
Children: ,'^arah, born at Bradford, married 
Ichabod Rogers and Amos Singletary; Ann, 
October 23, 1666; Sannicl, born and died Feb- 
ruary 26, 1669; Richard, December 24, 1670, 
died April, 1689 ; John. April 22, i6>73 '• ^lary, 
January 2. 1675; Alice, August 9, 167S; Eliz- 
abeth, February 21, 1680; Hannah, January 
24, 16S2, died soon; Samuel, mentioned below. 

(HI) Samuel (2) Currier, son of Samuel 
(i) Currier, was born February 14, 1685, at 
Haverhill. He was a farmer. He married, 
June 30, 1714. Abigail, daughter of John and 
-Sarah (Knight) Kelly. She was born March 
5. 1691, died May 20, 1734. She was ad- 
mitted to the Haverhill church, June 19, 1720, 
and her seven children baptized there 1720-28. 
She v,-as dismissed to become a charter mem- 
ber of the Alethuen church, October 26, 1729. 
Children: Jonathan, born May 4, 1715; Sam- 
uel, mentioned below; Richard, November 13, 
1718: Abigail, February 20, 1720-21; Alice, 
^larch 28, 1723; William. May 31, 1725; John, 
May 22, 1728; Amos, September 12, 1730; 
Asa, May 12, 1734. 

(IV) Samuel (3) Currier, son of Samuel 
(2) Currier, was born February 14, 1716-17. 
He married Lydia Williams, and had a son 
Jonathan, mentioned below. 

(V) Sergeant Jonathan Currier, son of 
Samuel (3) Currier, was born at Haverhill, 
November 27, 1737, died at Valley Forge in 
the revolutionary army, March, 1778. He re- 
moved with his family from Bedford, New 
Hampshire, to Cornish in that state in 1774. 
He served in the revolution in Captain Joshua 
Abbott's company, Colonel John Stark's regi- 
ment, and later in Captain Aaron Kinsman's 
company. He enlisted from Cornish in the 
Continental army in January, 1777, at that 
time being a private in Colonel Jonathan 
Qiase's regiment and under Lieutenant Moody 
Dustin went to join the troops in the field. 
He was a sergeant in Captain Emerson's com- 
pany. Colonel Cilley's regiment. He married 
Sarah Searles, of Dunstable, Massachusetts. 
She died January 24. 1817. Children: Jona- 
than, born June 5, 1767. settled at Winthrop, 
Maine: James; Ciliver. December 6, 1771 ; Dr. 


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Samuel, 1774. lived at Wintlirop and Read- 
field, Maine, was postmaster of Keadfield in 
i<So3, town clerk in 1805: married Patience 
Stanley; Sarah, died yonnj,'; David. Perliaps 

(\'I) Closes H. Currier, st>n or nephew of 
Sergeant Jonathan Currier, was of this W'in- 
throp family, born about 17S0. He had a son 
Henry C, mentioned below. Rcadtield was 
formerly part of \\'int!irop, Maine. 

(VII) Henry C. Currier, son of Moses H. 
Currier, was born at Readfielrl. Maine. Febru- 
ary 24, 1812, died at Fort I'^airfield, October, 
1S48. He attended the public schools of his 
native town. He resided and worked in Sears- 
mont and Lincoln, Maine, at Red Rapids, Xew 
Brunswick, and elsewhere. He removed to 
Presque Isle and finally to Fort Fairfield, of 
which he was a pioneer, and cleared a farm 
there. In politics he was a Democrat. He 
was school agent, road surveyor and assessor. 
He attended the Universalist church. He mar- 
ried Mary Stevens, born May 8, 1812, at 
Blcwmfield, \"ermont, died in 1S93. ^^ Fo'"t 
Fairfield, daughter of Joseph Stevens, who 
died in Bloomfield, A'ermont. Her father was 
a farmer, a Democrat and prominent citizen. 
Children of Henry C Currier: John F.. men- 
tioned below; Sarah E., married Cornelius 
Estcs; Augu.sta, married George Burt; O'ive, 
deceased, married F. H. Haines; Mary L., 
married A. L. Haines ; Octa, deceased, mar- 
ried Jarvis Barnes; Lucy, deceased, married 
Stcp'hcn Averill; Lucretia A., married Robert 

(VIII) John F. Currier, son of Henry C. 
Currier, was born at Pres(|ue Isle, Maine, Jan- 
uary II, 1842. His parents removed to Fort 
Fairfield when he was one year old. He re- 
ceived his education in the Fort Fairfield 
schools. He assisted his father on the farm 
and at the age of thirty-five succeeded to the 
property, caring for his father in his declining 
years. The farm comprises two hundred and 
forty acres, two-thirds of which was under 
cultivation, the remainder in timber, but in 
recent years the timber has been cut and nearly 
all the land cleared. He sold the farm in 1S93 
and bought a farm at Staunton, Virginia, but 
after a year sold out and returned to Fort Fair- 
field and bought another farm. In 1902 he 
again sold out and bought a farm at V/ash- 
burn, Maine. Three years later he sold this 
farm and bought a smaller place on the Cur- 
rier road. In 191 1 he sold his farm and re- 
tired from farming. He has since been living 
in the village of Fort Fairfield. In politics be 
is a Democrat. He was road agent of Fort 
Fairfield for several terms. In religion he is 
a L'niversalist. He is a member of Aroostook 

\'alley Grange, Xo. 4S5 ; of Eastern Frontier 
Lodge, Xo. u.;. Free and Accepted ),lasons, 
in which he has held the offices of junior and 
senior warden. 

Mr. Currier married (fitst) January 8, 1871, 
in Fort Fairfield, Amanda J. Averil), born iii 
Fort Fairfield, April 12, 1847, ''ied there July 
17, 1907. She was a member of the Free Will 
Baptist Churcli, and of Aroostook \'allcv 
Grange, Xo. 485, Patrons of Hu.sbandry. Chif- 
dren: i. George W., born I-^bruary 23, 1872; 
married ]\Iildred Poole, of Fort Fairfield, 
Maine ; he is a farmer of Fort F'airfield ; clfil- 
dren : Blanche and Marion. 2. Henry C, born 
May 16, 1874. died April 19, 1877. 3- Jesse 
S. A., born July 19, 1875, died April 22, 1877. 
4. Olive, born October 24, 1876; married 
Charles E. Jones, of Fort Fairfield; resides at 
Maple Grove. 5. Charles W., born Xovember 
14. 1878; married Rena Russell, of Skow- 
hegan, Maine; children: Falvina, Lovisa, 
Opal, Russell and an infant. INIr. Currier mar- 
ried (second) at Fort Fairfield, September i, 
190S, Mrs. Mary G. (Marr) Campbell, born 
in Scotland, January 29, 1856. She came to 
the United States with her parents when siie 
was sixteen years old and settled in the Scotch 
colony, X'ew Brunswick. She was educiUed 
in Scotland. She is a member of the Congie- 
gational church, of the Ladies' Aid Society, 
the \\'omen's Christian Temperance Union, 
the Philomathean Literary Society, and a for- 
mer member of Goodwill Chapter, Xo. 85, 
Order of the Eastern Star. She is a daugh- 
ter of James Marr, a Scotch immigrant, who 
settled in the Scotch settlement. Children of 
James Marr: i. James, retired farmer of 
Caribou. 2. Alexander, a farmer. 3. Ann, 
resides in Boston, unmarried. 4. Isabelle, mar- 
ried Ruell Shaw, a fanner of Caribou. 5. 
Daughter, resides in t'.cston. 6. Mary G., mar- 
ried (first) Campbell, (second) John 

F. Currier, mentioned above. 

William Brown, the immigiant 
BROWX ancestor, was born in the Xorth 

of Ireland, died in Xashwaak, 
Xew Brunswick. His name may have been 
Jacob instead of William, tliough'the latter is 
thought to be correct. He came to this coun- 
try after his marriage, with his wife and chil- 
dren, and settled in Xashwaak, where he v,-as 
a farmer. Children, born in Ireland : Jacob, 
died in X'ashwaak, a farmer ; Isaac, a hotel 
proprietor; Sanuiel, mentioned below; David, 
died in Xasluvaak. a farmer ; Benjamin, died 
in Xashwaak. a farmer ; John ; Betsey, mar- 
ried Samuel Miller, a well-to-do farmer of 
Xashwaak ; seven or eight other children, 
whose names are not known. 

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P (II) Samuel Brown, son of William Drown, 
I vi:i; li'jrii in 1797, died at Portage Lake, Maine, 
\ j;-v,3. He received his education in Nash- 
\ uiKit-:. and became a farmer and lumberman. 
i Al'Oiit 1851 he left Xashwaak and moved to 
% I'lirtngc Lake, where he lived the remainder 
fc; of his life. In politics he was a Democrat, and 
t in religion a member of the Methodist Epis- 
\ cujial church. He married Statira IMcXeil, 
\ ln)rn in Nashwaak, in 1800, died at I'rcsque 
I Lie, Maine, in August, 1SS9. She also was a 
' :;:.• tuber of the Methodist Episcopal church. 
I S!ie v.-as daughter of Lyman McXeil, born in 
% Scotland in 1760, died in Xashwaak, in 185S. 
.Mr. McNeil was a lumberman audi farmer 
in Xashwaak; he had settled first in Xew 
Lrigland, and served in the revolution be- 
fore moving to Xew Brunswick. He married 
U;ichel Lyman, who died in Xashwaak. Chil- 
dren of Lyman and Rachel (Lyman) AlcXeil : 
1. Lyman, died in Xashwaak, a farmer. 2. 
Tliomas, died in Xashwaak ; a farmer and lum- 
berman ; married Ann Ingram. 3. James, died 
in Xashwaak ; farmer and lumberman. 4. 
Statira, born iSoo; married Samuel . Brown, 
mentioned abo\e. 5. Deborah, died in Xash- 
waak; married Xemiah Hanson, farmer and 
hotel proprietor, anri sheriff". 6. Ann, died in 
Xashwaak ; married W'illiam Cook, farmer. 
Children of Samuel and Statira (McXeil) 
Brown, born in Xashwaak: i. Lavina, died in 
Xashwaak; married Frazier Fowler, farmer, 
of Xew Brunswick. 2. William, born Sep- 
tember 14, 1S26, died at Portage Lake; mar- 
ried Rebecca Thompson, of Aliramichi, Xew 
Ilrunswick; farmer. 3. Julia, born January 
'-5, 1830; married (first) George Savage, of 
Xew Brunswick, (second) George Cole, of 
Xew Brunswick ; she lives in Princeton, IMaine. 
4- Rachel, born }.Iarch 3, 1831 ; lives in Marion- 
ette, Wisconsin; married William Shields, of 
Xashwaak, a farmer. 5. Harriet, born Octo- 
ber 20, 1834; lives in Xashwaak ; married John 
Shields, brother of William Shields ; farmer. 
^>. Mary J., born March 25. 1833, died at Cold 
Stream, Xew Brunswick, 190C;; married Rob- 
ert Kent, of England, farmer and lumberman. 
7- Ludlow, born February it, 1S37, died young. 
'^- Woodford, mentioned below. 9. Eunice, 
horn April 13. 1S40; lives at Presque Isle: 
married Jarvis Haywood, born in Lincoln, 
Xew Brunswick, September 6, 1831, died 1892, 
•■» well-to-do farnier and lumberman of Presque 
f;'e. to. Fred, born August 9, 1S42; lived at 
J- rystal Falls, }.Iichigan, a lumberman and 
'^"tt! proprietor, now in California. 

(HI) Woodford Brown, son of Samuel 
•'^■"wn^ v.-as born at Xashwaa!:, Xew Bruns- 
^■^ '>-■[■:. September 3, 1S38. He was educated 
"1 Ihe schools of his native town and of Port- 

age Lake, Maine, v.-hither his i)arents removed 
when he was tweh. e years old. He left school 
at the age of fourteen and assisted his father 
on the homesteatl until he was thirty years old. 
He was also engaged in lumbering, driving a 
six-ox team and afterward six-horse and eight- 
horse teams. In iSbS he bought a farm of 
150 acres at Portage Lake and cleared it, cul- 
tivating it until 1887 when he removed to 
Presque Isle, where he bought a farm of one 
hundred and twenty-five acres. He afterward 
sold the farm at Portage Lake. He is now 
living on the farm at Presque Isle and has most 
of the land under cultivation. In politics he 
is a Republican. He was road commissioner 
of Presque Isle for two years. He is a com- 
municant of the Protestant Episcopal church, 
and a member of Trinity Lodge, Xo. 130, Free 
and Accepted Masons, of Presque Isle; of 
Garfield Chapter, Xo. 48, Royal Arch Masons, 
of Caribou ; and of Presque Isle Council, Royal 
and Select Masters ; of the Independent Order 
of Odd Fellows, of Presque Isle, and of the 
Encampment and Canton there; and charter 
member of the Knights of Pythias, of Presque 

He married, Xovember 29, 186S, at Ash- 
land, Afaine, Hannah Elizabeth Sylvester, born 
at Portage Lake, July 25, 1849. She was edu- 
cated in the public schools of Oakland and 
Portage Lake. She is a member of the Prot- 
estant Episcopal church, and was formerly a 
member of the Rebekah Lodge and of the 
Grange. Children: i. Bertha Ella, born May 
6, 1S70; married George Rand, of Presque 
Isle, a farmer of that town; children: W'ood- 
ford Merchant, a student in Colby College ; 
Ray Randolph, Frank Kilburn, Lucy, Harry, 
Alarjorie, Alice, Helen and Emory. 2. Wal- 
lace David, born January 8, 1872, died Janu- 
ary 12, 191 1, in Menominee, Alichigan; pro- 
prietor of a livery^ and training stable, an Odd 
Fellow and a Free Mason. 3. Xewcomb Went- 
wcrth, born July 29, 1S73; driller of artesian 
wells at Augusta, Maine, a Free Mason and 
Odd Fellow. 4. Sarah Lucy, born February 
27, 1875 ; married John Hone, of Houlton, 
i.Iaine ; now living at Presque Isle, where he 
owns a theatre; children: Jasper Harold, at- 
torney at Portland, Maine; Wendell \"erne, 
student in Bowdoin College; Llewellyn and 
^^'oodford'. 5. Henry Chesley, born Xovem- 
ber 24, 1876; graduate of the St. John School, 
now tire State Xcirmal School of Presque Isle; 
married Caddie McEachron, of Presque Isle; 
now residing at Falls City, Oregon ; he is an 
electrician; child, Mildred'. 6. Fred Fielding, 
born July 29, 1S79; a farmer in Presque Isle; 
member of Trinity Lodge, Xo. 130, Free and 
Accepted Masons. 7. Perley Cl>de, born May 


23, 1S81 ; married Catharine Pattangill, of 
W'alerville, Maine; residing at Presque Isle; 
he is a lawyer ; member of Trinity Lodge, Free 
and Accepted Masons : of the IModern Wood- 
men of America ; a Progressive in politics, 
formerly a Republican ; has been county treas- 
urer for the past three years, was tax collector 
three years and county attorney two terms. 

8. Frank Otis, born April 15, 1883; married 
Sadie Bradbury, of Fort Kent ; resides in 
Bangor, jMaine : a mail clerk, a Free Mason. 

9. Eunice Evelyn, born January 17, 18S5 ; edu- 
cated in Presque Isle high school, member of 
the Episcopal church; married (first) P'rcd 
Elmer Bennett, a farmer of Presque Isle, where 
he died March 19, 1910; children: Glen Elmer, 
born November 10, 1903; Louise Zvlarion, No- 
vember 8, 1908; Eunice Evelyn married (sec- 
ond) Jerry Watson, of Grand Falls, New 
BrunsCvick. now living in Presque Isle, where 
he is a farmer. 10. George Jarvis, born at 
Presque Isle, May 17. 18S9; graduate of the 
Presque Isle high school and student in the 
University of IMaine for a year and in the 
State Normal School at Aroostook for two 
years; followed civil engineering for two 
years ; now assisting his father ; member of 
Kappa Sigma fraternity ; of Trinity Lodge, 
No. 130, Free and Accepted Masons, and of 
the Protestant Episcopal church. 

(The Sylvester Line). 

(I) Joseph Sylvester was born in 1800, 
probably in Jefferson, Maine, died at Palmyra, 
Maine, in 1867. He was a farmer there for 
several years. In politics he was a Republican. 

• He married (first) . He married (sec- 
ond ) Susanna Noyes, who probably was born 
in Somerset county, Maine, and who died at 
I'almyra. Children by first wife : Flarriet and 
Rebecca. Children by second wife: i. David 
Weeks, mentioned btlow. 2. Lois, died at Pal- 
myra ; married Ezra Badger, farmer of 
Maine. 3. Abial, died on Ship Island during 
the civil war of fever shortly after he enlisted 
in 1861 in the Fifteenth Maine Regiment of 
Volunteer Infantry. 4. Susanna, married 
(first) James Thompson, of Portage Lake, 
who served in civil war, enlisting in 1861. was 
brought home and died in hospital : married 
(second) William Brown, of Palmyra, a 

(II) David Weeks Sylvester, son of Joseph 
Sylvester, was born in Somerset county, Maine. 
January 21, 1825. died at Ashland, Maine, 
October, 1906. He settled at Portage Lake 
before his marriage and became a farmer there. 
He was seventeen years old when his parents 
settled there, and tliey felled the first trees in 
the place, clearing a farm. At various times 

he owned several farms at 'Portage Lake. In 
politics he was a Democrat, and later a Re- 
publican, and he served as town clerk and as 
a member of the school board. In religion he 
was a l^niversalist. Lie married Eliza Coffin, 
born at Ashland, June 21, 1831, died at Presque 
Isle, Maine, November 29, 1SS8. She was a 
member of the Advent church, and daughter 
of Grindcl Coffin, who was a farmer in Ash- 
land, Maine, and married Hannah Walker, of 
that place. Children of (jrindel Coffin : Mary, 
married Hazen Walker ; Sally, married Daniel 
Small; Hannah, married Daniel Getchell ; 
Nancy, married William Gardner: Louise, 
married (first) Benjamin Sylvester, (second) 
Henry Tilley: Eliza, born June 21, 1831, mar- 
ried David \\'eeks Sylvester, mentioned above ; 
Levina, married Leonard Ellis; Printha, mar- 
ried Simeon Lord ; Elbridge, died at Ashland, 
farmer, unmarried ; Artemas, died at Ashland, 
farmer: \Mlliam, died at Ashland, farmer; 
Stephen, died at Ashland, farmer; Lorenzo, 
died at Puget Sound, Washington, ranch owner 
and miner, a "forty-niner" ; Rodney, died in 
infancy ; Rufus, twin of Rodney, died at Ash- 
land, a prominent lumberman and farmer. 

Children of David Weeks and Eliza (Coffin) 
Sylvester: i. Hannah Elizabeth, born July 25, 
1S49, married Woodford Brown (see Brown 
III). 2. Wilbert Augustine, a sketch of whom 
follows. 3. Rufus Coffin, born ]May 7, 1854; 
married Jennie Johnson, of California, and 
they live at Anacortis, Washington ; child, 
^ilyrtis. 4. ^Iclvina, born June 26, 1S56; mar- 
ried Rev. George Bradford; she lives at 
Thomaston, Maine; he was a Congregational 
minister : children : Lester, a physician in 
Rockland, Alaine : \\'alter, a Congregational 
minister; Jean, living with mother. 5. Charles 
Wesley, born April 9, 1S58; married Chris- 
tina Ross, of Presque Isle, they live on farm 
in Bowdoinham, Elaine ; daughter, Luona, a 
music teacher. 6. Fred, born January, i860; 
married (first) Vera Gardner, of .\shland, and 
had : Aubert, Woodford, Glen and \'ern ; mar- 
ried (second) Nellie Smith, of Castle Hill, and 
thcv live on farm at Ashland ; children : For- 
est,' Charles, Ruth and a baby girl. 7. Wal- 
ter, born September 7, 1S68, died in New 
Llampshire, 1910: was a Congregational min- 
ister, and preached many years in the First 
Congregational Church at Albany, New York; 
went to" Honolulu, but returned because of ill 
health and retired. 

(Ill) Wilbert .\ugustine 

SVL\'ESTFR Sylvester, son of David 

\Veeks Syh ester (q. v.). 

was born at Portage Lake. July 24, 1S51. He 

received his education there. He is a farmer 



;;i Asliland, Maine, and is a member of the 
\(l\eiit cluirch. In politics he is a RepubHcan. 
iie married Elora Martin, born in Ashland iti 
it55S, daiii,'hter of George Martin, a soldier in 
the "civil war. Children, born in Ashland: i. 
Ernest, born 1S72, lives at Presque Isle, un- 
married. 2. Eva, born January, 1874; married 
Harry Fall, of Ipswich, Massachusetts, and 
ihcy live at Portland, ]Maine; no children. 3. 
Myrtie, died aged twenty-three, unmarried. 4. 
Guy Atwood, mentioned below. Born in 
(/astle Mill, Maine: 5. Clinton, born May i, 
1S8-I ; educated in Washburn; is a Progressive, 
and a member of Ashland Grange ; married 
Catherine Skinner, born in Ashland, 1S89; is 
manager of farm of Guy Atwood Sylvester, 
his brother; children: Eva, born I\Iay 2, 1909; 
Jay Newton, born November 17, 191 1, died 
July 3, 1913; Wilbert, born IMay, 1913; Nor- 
man, born January, 1914. 6. Lena, born Au- 
gust, 1889; m.arried Roland Hews, of Ash- 
land; no children; live at Presque Isle. 7. 
Laura, died aged two years. 8. Harry, born 
January, 1S99, lives with parents. 

(IV) Guy Atwood Sylvester, son of Wil- 
bert Augustine Sylvester, was born March 4, 
1878, at Castle Hill, iSIaine. His parents re- 
moved when he was eight years old to Ash- 
land, Maine, and when he was thirteen to 
Washburn, Maine, and he attended the public 
schools in those towns. He left school at the 
age of seventeen and for two years was asso- 
ciated in business with his father. Afterward he 
was variously employed in Ashland. He kept 
a restaurant and boarding house and followed 
farming there. After his marriage he bought 
a farm in Presque Isle, Maine, where he has 
since lived. He is also a potato buyer and 
shipper and agent of a fertilizer company. In 
[lolitics he was formerly a Republican, now a 
Progressive. He is a member of the .\sh!and 
Grange, Patrons of Husbandry. 

He married, December 12, 1904, at Ashland, 
Ina (Craig) Ervin, born at Hartland, New 
iJrunswick, JMarch 30, 1S71. Her parents re- 
moved to Castle Hill, IMaine, when she was 
five years old and she attended school there 
and at Presque Lsle high school. She attends 
the Congregational church, and is a member 
of Ashland Grange and of the Pj-thian Sisters. 
Before her marriage she taught school in 
Presque Isle, Castle Plill and ^ilapleton for a 
period of seven years. She married (firjt) 
9'ivid Lane Ervin, born in Burlington. Maine, 
September 20, 1874, died at Burlington, state 
<^'f W'ashington, September 18, 1901. He was 
a carpenter and builder and while in W'ashing- 
'■■n was a cattle dealer. In politics he was a 
'\i--Iiublican, a member of the Orangemen and 
Kniglit.> of Pythias. By her first marriage she 

had no children. Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester have 
two children: Dawn ^klyrtic, born at Ashland, 
November 22, ii-)05 ; Carol May, born at .Ash- 
land, April 30, 1909. 

(I) James Craig, the immigrant ancestor, 
was born in the North of Ireland, and was of 
Scotch descent. He settled at St. John, New 
Brunswick, owning what is now the city of St. 
John, New Brunswick, and was a farmer, 
being a pioneer in that place. One day he 
wandere(l away from his house and never re- 
turned ; lie was probably murdered, about 

1800. His wife married (second) 

Orser. Children: Christopher ; Daniel ; other 
children, names not known, and Jacob, the 
youngest of all, mentioned below. 

(II) Jacob Craig, son of James Craig, was 
born in 1800, near Hartland, New Brunswick, 
died there July, 18S6, having been a farmer 
there all his life. He was for many years 
deacon of the Free Baptist Church, and was 
one of the founders of that church there. He 
married (first) Ann Shaw, born at Cold 
Stream, New Brunswick, in 1808, died at 
Hartland in 1871. He married (second) 
Letitia Noble, who was born near Hartland, 
and lives there now, over ninety years of age. 
He was over seventy when they were married. 
Children by first wife, born in Hartland: I. 
Stephen, farmer, died in Jacksontown, Maine. 
2. Samuel, farmer, died at Hartland; married 
Matilda ]\Iurphy, of Lee, ]\[aine. 3. ?klaria, 
died at Cold Stream; married Samuel Foster, 
of that place, a well-to-do farmer. 4. John 
Bunyon, died on family homestead at Hart- 
land ; married Basha Turner, of Cold Stream. 
5. Evard, dietl at Hartland ; married Augusta 

; she married (second) Mr. Grier; he 

was farmer on family homestead. 6. George, 
died at \\'ade, Elaine; farmer; married (first) 
Phoebe Murphy, si.ster of Matilda Murphy: 
(second) Martha Turner; (third) Alargaret 
Smith, of Hartland. 7. Jerusha, died at 
father's house; married William Murphy, 
brother of Matilda Murphy. 8. Daniel Shaw, 
mentioned below. 9. Hannah, die<I at Maple- 
ton, Alaine ; married John Turner, brother of 
Martha: first a miller, later a farme'-. 10. 
Phoebe, died at Hartland, aged two years. 

(HI) Daniel Shaw Craig, son of Jacob 
Craig, was born at Hartland, New Brunswick, 
March 28, 1S47, died at A.-hland, Maine, No- 
vember I, 1902. He first engaged in the lum- 
ber business, and moved to Castle Hill, 1876, 
where he also was a lumberman and carried on 
a farm. He was a member of the Free Will 
Baptist Church, and was an Orangeman. He 
married Mary Adelia Rideout (see Rideout 



II). She was born in Florenccville, New 
Brunswick, April 30, 1S49. and now lives in 
Ashland, where she is a member of the I'Vee 
Will Baptist Church. Children: i. Sylvester 
Jacob, born at Hartland, July 11, 1S68, died in 
infancy. 2. Pennington Edward, born at Jrlart- 
land, August 14, 1869; married Alice Rose, of 
Presque Jsle; cliildren: Hope Eloisc, ^lary 
Alice, Daniel Benton. 3. Ina, born March 30, 
1871 ; married (first) David L. Ervin, (sec- 
ond) Guy Atwood Sylvester (see Sylvester 
IV). 4. Kearney Daniel, died in infancy. 5. 
Allen, died in infancy. 6. Loren Daniel, born 
at Hartland, March 20, 1875; married Maude 
Edwards, of Maysville, a part 01 Presque Isle, 
where they have a large farm ; children : Clyde 
Chester, Ivan Lester, Ruel Loren, Erla Eloise, 
Evalyn Addie, Irene 2\Iande, and Reta May. 
7. Frank Henry, born at Ashland, March 28, 
1S77, died July 18, 1913. in Milford. Massa- 
chusetts; lived at Smyrna Mills, Maine; mar- 
ried Ella I'.rooks, of New Brunswick, and she 
lives at Smyrna ]\Iills; children: Mildred 
Frances, Chester Clyde and Helen. 8. Nettie 
Adelia, born at Ashland, April 13, 1879; mar- 
ried James Howard, of ^Nledway, Maine; 
farmer ; they hve at Island Falls, :>.Iaine, where 
he is also a tanner; children: Edith Craig, 
Mary Ernnia, deceased, Dorothy Ruth, Ken- 
neth Paul, Hazen James, Frunk. 

(The Kideout Line). 

(I) Abraham Rideout was born in the prov- 
ince of New Brunswick, Canada, and died at 
Majorville, New Brunswick. He married a 
Miss Todd, and was one of the pioneers in 
Majorville, being a farmer there. Children: 
Abraham, died a young man, unmarried ; Na- 
thaniel, died in New Brunswick, farmer; Isaac, 
deceased ; Jacob, mentioned below ; Prudence ; 
Naomi ; Margaret ; Tamer ; and two others, 
names not known. 

(II) Jacob Rideout, son of Abraham Ride- 
out, was born at Majorville, New Brunswick, 
in 1806, died at Castle Hill, Alaine, in 1890. 
He was a farmer at Floreaceville, New Bruns- 
wick, all his active Ufe, and he lived after his 
retirement with his son, Isra Allen Rideout, 
in Castle Hill. He was one of the founders 
of the Free Will Baptist Church of_ Florencc- 
ville, and was a deacon. He married (first) 
Mary Kearney, bom near Bristol, New Bruns- 
wick, in 1808, died at Florenceville, in i860. 
He married (second) Julia Squires, from Eng- 
land. Children by first wife: i. .\deline, died 
aged five vears. 2. Mahala, died at Florence- 
vTlie; mafried William Clark, of Westheld, 
Maine. 3. Isra Allen, lives at Washburn, 
Maine, aged seventy-eight, farmer; served in 
civil war in the Fifteenth Maine Regiment; 

married ^Martha (Stevens) Sylvester, widow 
of -Ansel Sylvester, who died in Libby prison 
during the civil war; he belonged to the Fif- 
teenth Maine Regiment of V'ol'.mteer Infantry, 
and served four years. 4. Sophia Jane, lives 
in Mapleton, Maine, aged scvcnty-si.x, unmar- 
ried. 5. Barzilli, died in infancy. 6. Phaiuiel, 
died in infancy. 7. Jacob Barzilli, born 1843, 
died at Los Angeles, California, November 10, 
1902; married Martha Hall, of Unity, ]\Iaine; 
she lives at Whittier, California ; he was a Pres- 
byterian minister, well known throughout the 
west as a writer and poet. 8. Sylvanus (called 
Sylvester S.), lives at Spring Lake, ^Michigan, 
born December, 18.44; married Charlotte John- 
son, of Spring Lake ; served in civil war four 
years in Fifteenth ]\Iaine Regiment of Voluii- 
teer Infantry, being badly wounded at the 
battle of Cedar Creek. 9. Noah Nathaniel, 
born October, 1846; lives at Mapleton, Maine; 
farmer; married (first) Hattie Dean; married 
(second) Angeline Dingy, of Lower Peel, New 
Brunswick. 10. Mary Adelia, married Daniel 
Shaw Craig (see Craig HI). 11. Francis Job, 
died aged five years. 12. Harriet Adeline, by 
second wife. 

Durgan is a variation of the 
DCRG.VN surname Durgin. An account 

of the immigrant ancestor and 
of the early generations in New Hampshire is 
given elsewhere in this work. 

(I) Joseph M. Durgan. a descendant of 
William Durgin, was born in New Hampshire, 
in 1790, died at Sedgwick, Maine, October 19, 
1875. He was a teacher and farmer. He mar- 
ried Nellie Grindel. born in Maine, died at 
Sedgwick. Children: i. Joseph, a farmer and 
miller of Sedgwick, married Phebe Freethy, 
born in what is now Brooklin in 181 1, died 
about the age of ninety-one years. Her 
grandmother was Elizabeth Black, the first 
white child born in that tov.-n. 2. Elbridge, 
a farmer, died at Blue Hill, Maine. _ 3. 
Reuben, a fanner, died at Sherman, ]\Iaine ; 
married Mary Curtis, of Blue Hill. 4. Israel, 
a farmer, died at Surrey, .Maine; enlisted in 
the civil war from Sherman in Company C, 
Twenty-ninth Regiment [Maine Volunteer In- 
fantry,' mustered in December 17, 1863, and 
served to the end of the war ; was sent to the 
hospital on account of sickness, November i, 
1864. 5. George W., mentioned below. 

(II) George W. Durgan, son of Joseph M. 
Durgan, was born at Sedgwick, ]Maine, 1835, 
died in Sherman, Maine, August 18, i_90<;. 
He was educated in the public schools of his 
native town. He was a pioneer in the town 
of Sherman, where he settled in 1858 and 
cleared a farm. In politics he was a Repub- 


' He enlisted, August i8, 1863, and was 
iiuistered into service, August 25, 1863. lie 
u;is wounded, jNIay 16, 1864, at the battle of 
Drury's P.lutT, during a charge, by a bullet 
nred'by mistake by an own comrade. He re- 
iiinined in the military hospital until Novem- 
ber, 1865. He married -\Iaria Lucy Grindell, 
liorn in Sedgwick, 1S40, died at Sherman, 
April 28, 1899. Children: i. Fred Grindell, 
mentioned below. 2. Abby F., born at Sher- 
man, September 18, 1S68; married William H. 
JA'wis, of Ripley, Maine; he is a merchant at 
Slicrman ; children : Jennie 2^L and Fred D. 

(IH) Fred Grindell Durgan, son uf George 
W. Durgan, was born at Blue Hill, Hancock 
ciiunty, Maine, July 18, 1S58. His parents 
moved to Sherman in that state when he was 
six months old and he attended the public 
schools there until he was eighteen years old. 
He also assisted his father on the farm and 
rtmaincd on the homestead until he was of 
age, working in the woods as a lumberman 
during the winters. At the age of twenty-one 
he bought a farm in Sherman, where he now 
ovv-ns three hundred and twenty acres, of which 
a hundred acres are under cultivation. He fol- 
lowed farming until 1910. During the next 
year and a half he made railroad ties. He 
engaged in business at Easton. ]Maine, jMay 3, 
1912, as a general merchant. His business has 
grown and prospered. At the present time he 
is enlarging his store to take care of his large 
and increasing trade. In politics he is a Re- 
publican. For three years he was a selectman 
of Sherman and he has been road surveyor for 
several years. He is a member of Golden 
Sheath Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, and of 
Katahdin Lodge, United Workmen of Amer- 
ica, of Sherman. 

He married at Patten, IMaine, September, 
1878, Addie J. Hayden, born at Rawson 
Plantation, Alaine, Ap'ril 28, 1856, attended the 
public schools in Sherman and taught school 
at Monarda, Maine, for two terms. She is a 
member of the Congregational church (see 
Hayden VII). Children, all born at Sherman, 
Maine: i. George W., born April 12, 1879; 
attended the public schools of Sherman and 
the University of Maine, B. S., 1902; was a 
merchant in Sultan City, Washington, for two 
years ; now associated with his father ; mem- 
ber of the Knights of Pythias; unmarried. 2. 
' 'harles H., born February 9, iSSi ; married 
-Mary, daughter of John McNally, a farmer of 
Sherman ; children : Lee James, born June 26, 
";»o8, in Sherman ; Lucy Mary, February 4, 
''HO; Carl Lewis. February 20, 1912, in 
'•'•in. 3. ;^,Iaria L., born January 16, 18S7; 

married Harvey I. Benson, of Sedgwick, now 
of Easton; children: Walter Richard, born 
September, 1908 ; Lulu Mac, April 2, 190S. 

(The Haydtn Line). 

The Hayden or Ileydon family derives its 
surname from the name of a town in county 
Norfolk, England. The history of the family 
extends back to the time of the Conquest and 
came into prominence in the thirteenth century. 

(I) Thomas de Heydon, resident of Iley- 
don, justice itinerant in county Norfolk in 
1 22 1, is tlie progenitor of all the English Hay- 
dens that have been traced. The elder branch 
of the family remained in Norfolk; a younger 
branch located in Devonshire about 1273 and 
another at Hat ford, near London. Thomas de 
Fleydon was burn about 11 55, died in 1250. 

(H) William de Heydon, eldest son of 
Thomas de Pleydon, boni 1220, died 1272; had 
the estate at Norfolk. 

(HI) John de Ilaydon, son of \A''illiam de 
Heydon, was county jndge of Devonshire in 


(I\ ) Robert Ilaydon or de Hayden, son of 
John de Haydon, settled in Boughwood, 
Devonshire; married Joan ■ -— . 

(V) Henry Haydon, son of Robert Hay- 
don, married Julian, daughter and heir of Hay- 
don of Ebford. 

(VI) W'illiam (2) Haydon, son of Henry 
Haydon, inherited the estate at Boughwood. 

(VII) Robert (2) Haydon, son of William 
(2) Haydon. succeeded his father. 

(VIII) John (2) Haydon, son of Robert 
(2) Haydon. 

(IX) Henry (2) Haydon, son of John (2) 
PPiydon, had Boughwood and Ebford in 1397; 
was succeeded by his son John, who died with- 
out issue and was succeeded by : 

(X) William (3) Haydon, son of Henry 
(2) Haydon; he had sons: Leonard, John, 
Richard, William. 

(XI) Richard Ilaydon, son of William (3) 
Ilaydon, was living on the estate in 1476. Chil- 
dren: Richard, John, Jane, married Robert 

(XII) Richard (2) Haydon, son of Richard 
(i) Haydon, had tlie estates in 1522: married 
Joan Trent, daughter of }ilaurice Trent, of 
Ottery St. IMary. Children: Thomas, John, 

(XIII) Thomas (2) Hayden. son of Rich- 
ard (2) Haydon, married Joan Weeks, daugh- 
ter of Richard Weeks, of Ploney Church. 
Children: Thomas, Jane, IVtargaret and an- 
other daughter. 

(XIV) Thomas (3) Hayden, son of Thomas 
(2) Hayden, inherited the estates of Hilis in 

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Kelmiston, Bougliwood and Ebford; married 
Christiana, daughter of Robert Tidersleigh, of 
Dorsetshire. ■ Children : Robert, Thomas. 

(XV) Robert (3) IIa3den, son of Thomas 
(3) Hayden, inherited tlie estate of his grand- 
uncle, John Ilayden, a distinguished lawyer, 
who held the charter for incorporating the 
church when England broke away from the 
Roman churcli in 1536, known as St. Mary 
Ottery. He married Joan Paulct. Children: 
Gideon, Amias, Erew, Margaret. 

(X\'I) Gideon Hayden, son of Robert (3) 
Ilayden, succeeded to the Cadhay and Ebford 
estates; married Margaret Davy, daughter of 
John Davy. The family historian says they 
had seven sons and fi\e daughters, of whom 
John, ^\'illiam and James emigrated to Boston 
in 1630-31. In any case, the American immi- 
grants were closely relatetl to the ancestors 
mentioned above. 

(I) John Ilayden, the immigrant to Amer- 
ica, believed to be son of Gideon Ilayden, was 
born in England, came to Boston in 1630, and 
was made a freeman, May 14, 1634. He was 
a proprietor of Dorchester in 1632. In 1640 
he was living in Braintree, formerly called Mt. 
WoUaston, Bo.slon. His will, dated October 
31, 1678, proved July 26, 1682, bequeathed to 
wife and children. Children: John, bo'"n 1636; 
Joseph; Samuel, married Hannah Thayer; 
Jonathan, born May 19. 1640; Hannah, April 
7, 1642 ; Ebenezer, September 12, 1645 I ^'ehe- 
miah, mentioned below. 

(II) Nehcmiah Hayden, son of John Hay- 
den, was born at Braintree, Alassachusetts, 
Eebruary 14, 1647-48, died January 12, 1717- 
18. He was a prominent and intluentiai citi- 
zen of Braintree and served as selectman ten 
years, 1706-16, and on important town com- 
mittees. He and his wife were members of 
the Middle Precinct church at the time of Mr. 
Niles' ordination in 171 1. His will was dated 
January 6, 17 17-18, and proved February 28, 
1717-18, mentioning all the children except 
Mary. He married Hannah Neale, daughter 
of Ilenry Neale. Children: Xehemiah. born 
May. 16S0; Hannah, July 18, 1681 ; :Mary. 
married Samuel Hayden; Samuel; Benjamin, 
mentioned below; Rachel, married Samuel 
Paine ; John ; Ebenezer ; Jonathan. 

(III) Benjamin Hayden, son of Nehemiah 
Ha)-den, was born at Braintree, Massachu- 
setts, Eebruary 22, 1685-86, died intestate in 
1738. He married Elizabeth Faxon, daughter 
of Josiah Faxon, ]^Jay 12, 1722. His widow 
Elizabeth was appointed administratrix, Sep- 
tember 26, 1738. Captain Richard Faxon was 
appointed guardian of Charles, Joscpli. Thomas 
and Robert, her minor children, in 174S, Chil- 
dren, born at Braintree: Benjamin, born Au- 

gust 21, 1724; Xehemiah. January 5, 1726; 
Elizabeth, 1727; Charles, December (>, 1730; 
Ruth, September 4, 1732, died August 12, 
^739; Josiah, mentioned below; Robert, Janu- 
ary 7.. 1735-36; Thomas, July 12, 1738. " 

(]\') Colonel Josiah Ilayden. son of Ben- 
jamin Hayden, was born at Braintree, Massa- 
chusetts, Alay 15, 1734, died in 1814. He re- 
moved to Bridgewater, to North r.ridgewater 
and finally to W'inslow. now W'aterville, Maine. 
He was a prominent figure in the revolution, 
captain of the Bridgewater minute-men in 
Colonel Bailey's regiment, on the- Lexington 
alarm; captain in General Thomas' regiment. 
May 24, 1775, and later in 1775 in Colonel 
Bailey's regiment. He was afterward major 
and colonel of the militia. He was clerk, treas- 
urer and moderator of the proprietors of 
Waterville, Maiiie, 1787, and afterward. He 
married, in 1763, Silence Hayward or Howard. 
Children: Charles, mentioned below; Josiah. 
Daniel, Silence, ]Meliitable, Damaris, Eliza- 
beth, Mary. 

(\') Charles Hayden, son of Colonel Josiah 
Hayden, was born in Bridgewater. Massachu- 
setts, in 1767, and removed with his parents 
to W'inslow, INIaine. He was a farmer and 
surveyor of Waterville. He made a survey 
around Moosehead Lake. Among his children 
was Henry, mentioned below. 

(\T) Henry Hayden, son of Charles Hay- 
den, was born at Waterville, Z^Iaine, in 1800, 
died at Bangor, in 1827. He was a carpenter by 
trade. In religion he was a }iIethodist ; in poli- 
tics a Whig. He married Lucy Davis, who 
died at Portland, Maine, during the civil war. 
Children, born at Waterville: i. Eliza D., born 
in 1821, died in 1890, at Greene, Maine; mar- 
ried Henry Pulsifer, a carpenter. 2. Martha 
J., born 1823, died in the west, 188S; married 

■ — ■ Thompson, of Minnesota. 3. ]Mar- 

garet A., born 1823, twin of Martha J., resided 
in southern California; married John Hass. 
4. Giarles Henry, mentioned below. 

(VII) Charles Henry Hayden, son of Henry 
Hayden, was born at Waterville, Maine, Sep- 
tember 8, 1825. He is now living in Sherman. 
He was formerly a farmer in Phillips and 
Monarda, Maine. In politics he is a Repub- 
lican. For many years he was selectman. He 
was on the school board for twenty-five years 
and town clerk for some years. He was mus- 
tered into the army, December 8, 1S64, in the 
I'^irst Regiment Maine \'oIunteer Infantry, and 
served seven months. He was taken prisoner 
at Petersburg shortly before the end of the 
war. He was mustered out, June 30, 1865. lie 
married Catherine Smith, born in Alsace, Ger- 
manv. June 12, 1825, died at .Monarda. Maine, 
April 14, 1892. Her father, Francis Smith, 

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inarricil Gertrude Walter, also of Alsace. Her 
jiarcnts came to America when she was two 
\cars old and settled, finally, at Ilenedicta, 
Elaine. He was a shoemaker by trade, but fol- 
lowed farming in Benedicta. Francis Smith 
was born in 17S9, died in 1873; l^'S wife was 
burn in 1790, died in 1877. He and his family 
uerc Roman Catholics in religion. Children 
of Charles Henry Hayden: i. Addie J., m^r- 
ricd l-'rcd Cirindell Durgan (see Durgan HI). 
J. Charles, born December 16, 1S57, a farmer; 
married Henrietta Williams, of Newport, 
Maine. 3. Walter, born March 28, 1859; re- 
sides at Sultana, Washington, a real estate 
dealer and promoter ; married Elizabeth Bran- 
niff, of Pennsylvania. 4. George F., born May 
1, 1861 ; resides at Tampa, F'lorida, a carpen- 
ter: married Clara Moore, of Phillips, Maine; 
children; Marion, Cora, George F., Julie Belle. 

The surname Hawley seems to 
HAWLEY have had a Xorman origin. 

At any rate it was used by a 
Xorman at the time of the Conquest, and 
appears in the Battle Abbey. The family has 
been prominent in Derbyshire since about A. D. 
1200. We have six generations of an old- 
pedigree in that county. Doubtless many of 
the families branched off froin this line. John 
Hawley (5), of Banbridge, had an only daugh- 
ter and heir, Anne, who married Thomas 
Blount. He was the son of Thomas Hawley, 
•of Ersby, and grandson of Sir William, of 
Ersby. Sir William's father was also Sir 
William, and his grandfather was Robert de- 
Hawley. Coat-of-arms of the Derby family: 
\'ert a satire engrailed argent. Crest: A dex- 
ter arm in armor proper garnished or holding 
in the hand a spear or bend spinster point 
downwards proper. Motto: Snivccinoi. 

(I) The father of the three immigrants of 
this family who came to America and their 
two sisters is not known, and though it is 
known that they were of the Derbyshire fam- 
ily, the English lineage has not been traced. 
Children: Joseph, mentioned below; Haimah, 
of Milford, Connecticut, married (first) John 
Cfford, and (second) Captain John Beard; 
Klizabeth, of Stratford, Connecticut, married 
John Booth ; Thomas, settled in Roxbury, 
Massachusetts, married Emma ; Rob- 
ert, of Rhode Island, married Dorothy (Har- 
bottlc') Lamb, widow of T. Lamb. 

(H) Joseph Hawley, the American immi- 
Rrant ancestor, was born in Derbyshire, Eng- 
land, in 1603, and died May 20, 1690. Fie 
'^^as a yeoman, and evidently of good educa- 
tion and abilities, for he was the town recorder, 
\C,^o-f\f), at Stratford. Connecticut, where he 
H'ttled soon after coming to this country. Fie 

married Katiieriue Birdsey, who died at Strat- 
ford, June 25, i<'.(>2. 1 le bou-ht land> at Strat- 
ford in 1650 of Richard Mills, and from time 
to time he received grants of land when the 
common lands were divided. F!e was repre- 
sentative to the general assembly thirty times 
in thirty-three years, and evidently one of the 
most prominent men oi the town of that time. 
In his will he be(|ucat!ied land at Parwidge, in 
Derbyshire, to his son Samuel. This is the 
town of Parwich, nine miles from old Derby. 
Children, born at Stratford; Sanuiel, (q. v.) ; 
Joseph Jr.. born January y, 1^)49; Elizabeth, 
January 26, 1651; FIbenezer, Sei)tembcr 16, 
1654; Hannah, May 26, 1657; Ephraim, (q. 
V.) ; John Esq., June 14, 1661 ; Mary, July 16, 
1663, married Captain John Coc. 

The surname Watson i^ de- 

WATSOX rived from Wat, the familiar 
form for Walter, with the 
termination son, meaning son of Walter. It is 
of English origin and tlie family of Watson 
dates back to the beginning of surnames of 
England. The family has several coats-of- 
arms. That of the family at Rockingham, 
county Xorthampton, is described: Parted 
proper pale first argent on chevron azuie tliree 
crescents or, between' three martlets sable. In 
America the family is exceedingly numerous. 
Xo less than eighteen immigrants came to this 
country, five of whom were named John Wat- 
son, between 1623 and 1G35. Xumerous Scotch- 
Irish immigrants came about 1720-50 and in 
later years immigrants came from England 
and Scotland. 

The family was numerous in Essex county 
at an early date. Phillip Watson was of Row- 
ley. Massachusetts, 1678, and had lived previ- 
ously at Salisbury; his son William died De- 
cember 19, 1657. Fie was generally known as 
F'hilip Watson Challis and most of his de- 
scendants, if not all, used the surname Challis. 

John Watson was admitted a freeman of 
Rowley in 1672. Fie removed to Bradford, 
where he was one of the original members of 
the church in 1682. The inventory of his 
estate was filed in 1685. He married Eunice 
or Flnmia Barker, daughter of James Barker, 
and she was admitted to the Bradford church 
in 1695, Children of John and Elunice Wat- 
son : John, mentioned below ; Xathaniel, born 
December 2, 1676, at Bradford; Eunice, April 
20. 1679, died young; Thomas, October 10, 
1681 ; Mary, 1684. 

John (2) Watson, son of John fi) and 
luinice Watson, settled at Bradford. He mar- 
ried, February 2, 1791-92, Ruth Hartshorn or 
Harris, and his children, Jolm, Ruth, .\bigail, 
Flannah, Samuel and Shadrach, were bom 

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there. From tlio similarity of names and dates 
of birth and the fact that the wife's name is the 
same the Bradford family has been confused 
with the Newbury family. The facts show 
also that these John Watsons must have been 
closely related. 

William Watson, of Newbury, married, De- 
cember 6, 1670, Sarah Perley. Thomas Wat- 
son married, May 19, 1687, Mary Hubbard. 

(I) John Watson, nephew of John Watson, 
was born about 1660, died April 25, 1710. His 
will was dated April 2ci, and probated June 5, 
1710. He was a signer of the Bradbury peti- 
tions. He was a soldier in the Salisbury com- 
pany, 1710, in Captain Abraham Watson's 
company. Sergeant Thomas Bradbury's regi- 
ment. His first son was named Abraham and 
it is possible that Captain Abraliam was his 
father. He settled in Salisbury. He married, 
March 22, 16S7. Ruth Griffin, who was ad- 
mitted to the Salisbury church., August 26, 
1706. Children, born at Salisbury : Abraham, 
born December 13, 1688; John, September 11, 
1690, died young; Hannah, April 5, 1695, died 
young; Jonathan, October 12, 1696; Ruth, bap- 
tized November 2, 1707; Ebenezer, mentioned 

(H) Ebenezer Watson, son of John Wat- 
son, was born about 1693, and was mentioned 
in his father's will, 1710. He married (first) 
July 10, 1716, ^lartha Rawlins. He married 
(second) August 21, 1732, Eleanor Long. 
Children, born at Newbury: Eliphalet, men- 
tioned below; child, baptized 1719; Rebecca, 
born September 20, 1724. 

(HI) Eliphalet Watson, son of Ebenezer 
Watson, was born at Newbury, I^Iassachusetts, 
June I, 171 7, and was baptized July 17. He 
died at Norway, Elaine, ]\Jarch 14, 1S12. In 
early life he moved to I\Iaine, and in 1739 was 
admitted to the church at Falmouth. Soon 
afterward he went to Gorham, 3.1aine, of which 
he was a proprietor in 1742, and he remained 
ivith a few other settlers during the French 
and Indian war in 1746. living in the fort for 
seven years and suffering great hardships. He 
owned lot 27 on which he build a log cabin and 
lot 28. A few years later he erected a sub- 
stantial frame house. Two or more of his chil- 
dren were born in the fort. Mr. W'atscn be- 
came one of the leading citizens of the town 
and was one of the first deacons of the church. 
He held various offices of trust and was dis- 
tinguished by his common sense, wisdom, in- 
dustry, prudence and honesty. He has been 
described as a pillar of strength in the com- 
munity. He married (intentions dated at Fal- 
mouth, Portland, April 29. 1740) Elizabeth 
Phinney. daughter of Captain Jolm and Mar- 
tha (Colman) I'hinney, the first settlers of 

Gorham. His wife died April 15, 1795, aged 
sevent}--four years. Children, born at Gor- 
ham: John, born September 23, 1741 ; ]\Iarllia, 
December 4, 1743; Susanna, February i, 1746; 
Ebenezer, September 28, 1748; Colman P., 
December 4, 1751 ; Elizabeth, February 11, 
1754; Mary, July 12, 1756; Eliphalet, meu- 
tuined below; James, August 3, 1761 ; Daniel, 
October 11. 1763. 

(IV) Eliphalet (2) Watson, son of Eli- 
phalet (i) Watson, was born at Gorham, 
Maine, ?ilarch 20, 1759. He married Zipporah 
Partridge, of }'"almouth. Children, born at 
Gorham: Ebenezer, September 20, 17S2 ; Na- 
thaniel P., August 21, 17S8. He removed to 
Waterford and had other children. 

(V) Eliphalet (3) Watson, son or nephew 
of Eliphalet (2^ W'atson, born in 1810, 
at Fayette, Kennebec county, Maine. To this 
town Enoch and Henry Watson came about 
1781 with the first settlers, according to the 
town history, and James, Noah and Thomas- 
came soon afterward. He was educated there 
in the public schools, and when a young man 
was a traveling salesman. Afterward he was 
a merchant and lumberman of Ashland, Maine^ 
•and Fort F"airfield. In i860 he bought a farm 
at Fort Fairfield, of which he was one of the 
pioneers. In politics he was a Republican. 
He was a member and deacon of the Free Will 
Baptist Church of Fort Fairfield. He mar- 
ried (first) — Griffith, born in Boston, 

Massachusetts, and died there. He married 
(second) Martha Cole, born 181 1, at Park- 
man, Maine, died at Fort Fairfield, 1895. She 
was a devout ^lethodist. Eliphalet Watson 
had a brother, Joseph Watson, who went to 
Missouri, was a planter, die'l there; a brother 
Richard, a Free Will Baptist minister, who 
died in Elaine. He had several sisters. Child 
by first wife: Elizabeth, died at Yonkers. New 
York; married Frank Constant, of Indiana, a 
merchant; children: Elizabeth, of Yonkers, 
and Margaret, of Minnesota. Children by 
second wife: i. ^lartha, born at Ashland. 1S50; 
married Clarence V. King, of Hallowell. Maine, 
now of Caribou, a farmer; cliildren: Cordelia, 
married Willard P. Hamilton, a lawyer, of 
Caribou ; Lora, married Dr. W. E. Sincock. 
physician of Caribou. 2. Samuel, born at Fort 
Fairfield. 1S52. died 1869. 3. Eliphalet, men- 
tioned below. 

(VI) Eliphalet (4) Watson, son of Eli- 
phalet (3) Watson, was born July 21, 1856, 
at Fort Fairfield, ^Nlaine. He attended the 
public schools of his native town. During his 
boyhood lie assisted his father on the home- 
stead, which afterward came into his pos-c.-- 
sion and a part of which he still owns. Hehas 
added to the farm until he now has two hun- 

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^\'r.tson, was 

1813, died at 

He came to 

:ind settled in 

died and scvcnty-fivc acres, about ilirce miles 
from the village of Fort Fairheld, on the 
Ci'iiant road. In politics he is a Republican. 
I'l.r six years he has been selectman of the 
town. lie married, June 8, 1892. at Presque 
Jslc, jane Haley, born at Fort Fairl'ield, 1865, 
died there September 22, 1895. They had one 
child, Katherine, born at Fort Fairfield. July 
25. 1895, student in Ricker"s Classical Insti- 
tute, Hoidton, Maine, conununicant of the 
Roman Catholic clnirch. 

William Flaley, father of ]\Irs. 
born at Inniscortlia, Ireland, in 
Fort Fairfield, Maine, in 18SS. 
this country when a young man ; 
Fort Fairfield, of which he was a pioneer. He 
lived during the remainder of his life on the 
farm which he cleared there. In politics he 
was a Democrat. In religion he was a Roman 

Catholic. He married Upton, born in 

New Brunswick, 1829, died at Fort Fairfield 
in 1901. She was also a Catholic. Children, 
born at Fort Fairfield: i. Mary, married Allen 
Hammond, of A'an Buren, Maine, a lumber- 
man in that town ; children : Martha Ham- 
mond, married Joseph D. }^Iartin, of St. Leon- 
ard's, New Brunswick, a merchant; Alice 
Hammond, married Fred Goud, cashier of the 
First National Bank of Houlton : Haley Ham- 
mond. 2. Katherine. died at Fort Fairfield: 
married (first) Daniel Douty ; children: Win- 
nie Douty, married Lee Parker, a farmer of 
Presque Isle ; James Douty, salesman of Lime- 
stone : Katherine marrietl (second) Michael 
McLaughlin, of Caribou, now of Fort Fair- 
field, and had one son. Haley ^IcLaughlin. 3. 
John, resides at Caribou, a farmer. 4. Rose, 
died at Fort Fairfield; married Michale Find- 
Ian, now of the British Northwest, a lumber- 
man; children: Flenry Findlan ; Michael Find- 
Ian, of Caribou : Catherine Findlan, of Bangor, 
stenographer ; Clarence Findlan, of \"an Buren, 
a druggist. 5. Martha, married Clarence V. 

King. 6. William, married Hale, of 

Caribou. 7. Jane, married Ftiphalet Watson, 
mentioned above. 

The Whitehonse sur- 
WHITEHOL'SE name is very ancient in 

England. In this coun- 
try the family has been prominent in New 
Hampshire and :\Iaine. Judge William P. 
^^ hitehouse. of the ?\Iaine supreme court, is of 
the family, a descendant of the immigrant 
mentioned' below. 

J I) Thomas Whitehouse, the American im- 
migrant, was born in England. He settled as 
early as 165S in Dover, New Hampshire, and 
ni ifif,^ was received as an inhabitant of 

ui>on ti 

:rms that ne was to have 

what he brought with him, together with com- 
monage for his cattle, and no other privilege, 
the town thinking that it had all it could 
accommodate. 1 Ic was a blacksmith by trade. 
He signed a petition to Massachusetts for pro- 
tection in 1O89. He had two sons, Thomas, 
mentioned below, and Edward. 

(II) Thomas (2) Whitehouse, son of 
Thomas (i) Whitehouse, was born in Dover, 
New Hampshire, about 1650. He married a 
daughter of William Pom fret and they had a 
sun l\.mfrct, mentioned below. 

(HI) Pomfret Whitehouse, son of Thomas 
(2) Whitehouse. was born about 16S0. He 

married Rebecca . Children, born at 

Dover: Pomfret, born October 14, 1703; 
William, mentioned below; Judith and Ed- 
ward, twins, November 10, 1710; Thomas, 
April 8. 1713; Rosemes. March 31, 1715; Sam- 
uel, April 15, 1716; John, January 8, 1718; 
Moses. June 13, 1720. 

(IV) William Whitehouse, son of Pomfret 
\\'hitehouse. was born in Dover, New Hamp- 
shire, January 8, 1705. He married Eliza- 
beth . He and his daughter were both 

ba]Ui.^cd May 12, 1728, in the Dover Church. 
Children, born at Dover: Elizabeth, 1728; 
John. October, 1730; Lucy, April 13, 1733; 
William, September 21, 1735; Mary, Aprif 2, 
1738; Sarah, June 15, 1740; Turner, men- 
tioned below; Nathaniel, November 3, 1745; 
Moses, May 29. 1748. 

(V) Turner Whitehouse, son of William 
^^^litehouse, was born in Dover, New Hamp- 
shire, December 19, 1742. He removed from 
Dover to the adjoining town of Rochester, 
New Hampshire. He was a tanner and shoe- 
maker by occupation. He married 

Hanson and had eleven children, of whom 
Nathaniel is mentioned below. 

(\'I) Nathaniel \Miitehouse, son of Turner 
Whitehouse, was born in New Hampshire. 
. With several brothers, he settled at Middleton, 
Strafford county. New Hampshire, near Moose 
Mountaiii, and cleared farms there. He mar- 
ried, and among his children was Enoch, men- 
tioned below. 

(VH) Enoch Whitehouse, son of Nathaniel 
Whitehouse. was born in 17S1 in New Hamp- 
shire, died at Liberty, !Maine, in 1872. He was 
a shoemaker by trade. Children: i. Benja- 
min, mentioned below. 2. William, died in 
southern Elaine. 3. Jackson, died at Thomas- 
ton ; was a ship carpenter ; married and had 
children : William and Elmer. 4. Stacy, died 

at R'xkland, Maine ; married - — ■ Achorn ; 

children: Clara, a milliner at Rockland, mar- 
ried Worthing; Zctta. 5. Seth, was 

drafted and served in the Confederate army in 
the civil war. 6. CrowcU, deceased. 7. Susan, 


dcceast'd. 8. Daughter, married Juhn Man- 
chester, a sea captain, now retired, hvint; at 
Camden, ?vlaiiic. 9. Sarah, married Arthur 
Dodge, formerly of W'estfield, .Maine, a 
farmer; children: Byron, deceased; W'ilhs 
Dodge, a mine promoter, Montana, married 

Richards. Three other children, twelve 

in all. 

(\'l II) Benjamin \\'liitehouse, son of Enoch 
Whitchouse, was born at Liberty, Maine, Jan- 
uary I, 1821, died at Fort Fairfield, February 
14, 1902. He attended the common schools in 
Liberty, and during his boyhood worked at the 
trade of shoemaker. \\'hon he came of age he 
went to work in the ship-yard at Warren and 
Thomaston, Maine, as a ship carpenter. He 
removed, finally, to Mars Hill, where he fol- 
lowed farming several years. After he retired 
he resided at Fort Fairfield. In politics he was 
a Democrat. Pie served as town treasurer at 
Mars Hill for several years. He married Ellen 
Sullivan, born at Castinc, Maine, in iS2g. djed 
at Fort Fairfield in September, 1S95. Slie was 
a member of the Baptist Church, but attended 
the Congregational Church of Fort Fairfield. 
Her f;ither was a sailor, lost overboard at sea. 
He married Murch. Their children: 

1. Mrs. Whitehouse. 2. Sarah Sullivan, de- 
ceased. 3. Susan Sullivan, married William 
Pike, shoemaker, Ncwb'.irvport. Mas-achu- 
setts. 4. Ephraim Sullivan, died at Bucksport. 
Maine, a farmer ; married (first) Nancy Hill ; 
(second) Ann Dodge, now living near Bucks- 
port ; child by first wife : Lizzie, now living in 
Boston; children by second wife: Delia, now 
living in New York; Mary, married W. R. 
Roix, lawyer, Ashland, I\Iaine, son l-'phraim. 
5. John Sullivan, died at Tom])stonc. Arizona, 
a miner, unmarried. Children of Benjamin 
and Ellen (Sullivan) ^^'hitehouse : i. Ralph 
Cheney, born at Liberty, Maine. September, 
1849; was a lumberman, residing at Columbia. 
California; died December, 1913, unmarried. 

2. Nettie, born at Liberty, ]Maine, 1S51 ; mar- 
ried C. \\". Kimball, of Easton, Maine, now 
living at Stetson, Maine, a farmer; no cliil- 

dren. 3. Emma, born 1858; married ■ 

Bashford, of Tombstone, Arizona; both died 
there ; he was a miner ; child, Nettie Bashford, 
died young. 4. Fred Murch, mentioned below. 

(IX) Dr. Fred Murch Whitehouse, son of 
Benjamin AVhitehouse, was born at Mars Hill, 
Maine, April 26, 1868. He attended the public 
schools of his native town and the Fort Fair- 
field High School. He entered the Boston 
Dental College, from which he was graduated 
in 1S90 with the degree of D. D. S. Since 
then he has practiced his profession in Fort 
Fairfield. In politics he is a Democrat. He 
is a member of Eastern Frontier Lodsjc. No. 

112, Ancient P'ree and Accepted Masons, of 
Fort Fairfield, of which he is past master; 
member of Garfield Chapter, No. 48, Ro\al 
.-\rch Masons ; Aroostook Council. Royal and 
Select Masters; Goodwill Chajiter, Order of 
the Eastern Star ; of the Modern Woodmen of 
America, in which he has held the oltice of 
escort ; a member of Citizens Band and of the 
Fort Fairfield Masonic Club. He attends the 
Congregational Church. 

Dr. Whitehouse married. Jidy 12. iSc-jj. at 
Fort Fairfield, Edith E. Armstrong, born at 
Perth, New Brunswick. May 13, 1871. She 
was educated there in the public schools. She 
is a member of the Congregational church, 
and past matron of Goodwill Chapter, Order 
of the Eastern Star, a member of Philoma- 
thean Club, and of tb.e Ladies' Au.xiliary of 
the Congregational church. Wilbert Arm- 
strong, her father, was born in New Bruns- 
wick, in 184S. For the past twenty years he 
has followed farming in Fort Fairfield. He 
attends the Baptist church. He married F.n)- 
meline McLaughlin, born in Perth, New 
Brunswick. She also attends the Bajitist 
church. Children of Wilbert Armstrong: i. 
Ella .\rmstrong, married Thomas Hency Arm- 
strong, of North Adams, Massachusetts, super- 
intendent of cotton mill there; no children. 2. 
Lottie Armstrong, married Henry W. Ebbett, 
of New Brunswick, now of Caribou, Maine, a 
farmer; children: Raymond, Gretchen, Avis 

Ebbett. 3. Vina Armstrong, married 

Shaw, of Caribou, dealer in horses and auto- 
mobiles. 4. Millage .Armstrong, married Geor- 
gia Lovely, of Fort Fairfield; a farmer: chil- 
dren : Freda and Ella. 5. Edith E. .Arm- 
strong, married Fred Murch Whitehouse, men- 
tioned above. 6. Henry Armstrong, married 
Annie Shaw ; he is a farmer. Caribou. 7. 
A\'esley Armstrong, married ]\Iaud Ebbett ; he 
is a farmer. Caribou. 8. Bernice Armstrong, 
married Alfred N. Smith, general merchant. 
North Pownal, Venriont. 9. Gladys Arm- 
strong, married Clement Richardson, farmer, 
Bangor. Children of Fred Murch Whitc- 
house: I. Beatrice Irene, born at Fort Fair- 
field, April 29, 1894; graduate of the P'ort 
P'airfield High School, class of 1912, and of 
the P.liss Business College, North .Adams. 
191 3, now a stenographer. for H. W. Trafton. 
2. Ralph Murch, born March 6, i8qS; student 
in the Fort Fairfield High School, class of 

Robert Fletcher, the immi- 

FLETCHER grant, was born in England, 

in 1592, died at Concord, 

April 3, 1677, aged eighty-five. His will was 

dated i'ebruary 4. iri72, then "aged about 

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foiir-bcore." The family tradition fixe? his 
birthplace in Yorksliire. He settled in Con- 
cord, Massachusetts, in 1630, and bocanic well- 
to-do and prominent. Me was appointed by 
the general court a constable for Concord, 
Xovembcr 2, 1637: was one of the founders 
of the town of Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 

He married . Children: ],uke, 

born in England ; William, mentioned below ; 
Caroline; Francis, 1630; Samuel. 1O32. 

(H) William, son of Robert Fletcher, was 
iKjrn in England in 1G22, died Xovembcr 6, 
i(>77. He came to Concord with his father. 
He was admitted to the church there, was 
made a freeman. May 10. 1643; selectman, 
1655. of Chelmsford, the first town meeting 
being at his house. In 1673 ''^ ^^"'is appointed 
a commissioner or magistrate for Chelms- 
ford. He owned the land on which the city 
of Lowell is located, and a part of the original 
lot near the meeting house in Chelmsford is 
still owned by his descendants and has been 
in the possession of the family tw-o hundred 
years and more. He married. October 7, 1645, 
Lydia Bates, of Concord, who died Octol.'er 
12, 1704. Children: Lydia. born January 30, 
1647; Joshua, mentioned below; Paul; Sarah; 
William, born at Chelmsford, February* 21, 
1657; ]^Iary, October 4. 165S; Esther, April 
12, 1662: Samuel, lulv 23. ic734. 

(HI) Joshua, son of William Fletcher, was 
born at Concord, ]\Iarch 20, 164S, died No- 
vember 21, 1 713. He was admitted a freeman, 
March 11, 1GS9. He married (first) IMay 4, 
1668, Grissel Jewell, who died in January, 
1681. Fie married (second) Julv iS. 1681, 
Sarah Willey. Child of first wife: Joshua, 
born about 1669. Children by second wife: 
Paul, 1682; Rachel. June 2j. 1683; Timothy, 
October, 1685: John. May 7. 1687: Joseph, (q. 
V.) ; Sarah. January 21, if^.90; Jonathan; Jonas, 
1694; Elii'-abeth, June 10, 169S. 

The surnames Cockburn, Col- 
COl'.URX bourne, Colburn a-id Coburn 
are variations in spelling of the 
same old F'nglish surname. It is believed that 
the name was of very ancient Scandinavian 
origin. The family in England bore coats-of- 
arms. One is described : Argent on a chevron 
between three bugle horns, stringed sable, as 
many mullets of the first, on a chief embattled 
Rules, pendant from a riband of the last, fim- 
brinated, azure. Crest: Out of a mural crown, 
or, a reindeer's head, argent, attired or, be- 
tween a branch of laurel in the dexter and a 
brancli of palm in the sinister both proper, 
fiiit various American families, descenr'ed from 
-■-■iward Coburn. mentioned below, have copies 
"1 an armorial, not for.nded in English her- 

aldry, described in the Colburn genealogy: 
I'j-mine on a shield a chevron or with two 
cinquefoils in chief, centered sanguine, leaved 
of the second and in the base a martlet on a 
sword barwise, winged sable, closed, contourne. 
Crest: A wolf's head, couped, contourne. This 
device has been in use so many years in .Amer- 
ica, that regardless of its early history it is a 
valued possession of the Coburns of America. 

(I). Edward Coburn, Coiborne or Colburn, 
as the name is variously spelled by his descend- 
ants, was born in England. He sailed in Sep- 
tember, iC>35, in the ship "Defence" and ar- 
rived in P.oston, October 30. His age was 
stated as seventeen, and Robert Colburn, 
aged twenty-eight years, was a fellow passen- 
ger. He settled first at Ipswich, Massachu- 
setts, and was a farmer for Nathaniel Salton- 
stall. He was a soldier in King Philip's war 
from Chelmsford ami was in charge of what 
was called Colburn's garrison on the Mcrrimac 
river, having the rank of corporal. He was 
guarding the ferry, March 18, 1675, when the 
Wamesit Indians killed two sons of Samuel 
Varnuni and burned Cohurn's home. During 
King William's war, 1689-90, he again com- 
manded a garrison. He was probably the first 
settler of Dracut, Massachusetts. He died in 
1712. Children: Edward, born 1642 ; John, 
1644; Robert, 1646; .Thomas, mentioned be- 
low ; Daniel, 1654 ; Hannah, 1656 ; Ezra, March 
16. 165S ; Joseph, June 16, 1661 ; Lvdia, .August 
20, 1666. 

(II) Tliomas Coburn, son uf Edward Co- 
burn, was born at" Ipswich, Massachusetts, 
about 1648, died before 1728. His land was 
conveyed to him by his father, February 22, 
1671. He married (first) August 6, 1672, 
Hannah Rolfe, (second) November 17, 168 1, 
Remembjaiice (Underwood) Richardson. Chil- 
dren by tirst wife:^ Hannah, born 1673; 
'i'homas, ^[ay 14, 1675; Jonathan, ]\Tay 16, 
1677; Daniel, January 19, 167-9. Children by 
second wife: Josiah, March 15, 16S4; James, 
Jamiary 31. 16S9; Margaret, March 12, 1691 ; 
Jonathan, December 22, 1C93 ; Zachariah, April 
26, 1697: Mary or ]\Iercy, March i, i6«j9; 
Flenry, May 2, 1700; Sarah, October 7, 1703; 
Ephraim, April 24, 1706. 

(HI) Zachariah Coburn. son of Thomas 
Coburn, was born April 26, 1697. He was a 
seaman on the sloop "Sea Flower" in 1725. 
He lived at Dracut and Pelham, now New 

Hampshire. He married Johanna . 

Children : Hannah, born at Dracut, h'eiiruary 
7, 1732; Edward, October 9, 1733; Ruth, May 
17' ^7i7' Zachariah, August 8, 1740; Silas, 
Novemljer 14, 1742; Jonas, mentioned below; 
Nathan, July 31, 1751. 

fIV) Jonas Coburn, son of Zachariah Co- 



burn, was bon; at Pelham, now New Hamp- 
shire, March 28, 1749. He married, Decem- 
ber 6, 1770, Lucy Varnum, daugbtcr of Abra- 
ham and Rebecca (Shcdd) \'arnum, descend- 
ant of pioneers in Dracut and Billerica, Massa- 
chusetts. She was born July 31,1751. They lived 
at Lcwiston and Buckficld, INIaine. Children: 
Sarah, horn September 5, 1771, married \'alen- 
tine Matthews, of Turner, Maine; Jonas, Janu- 
ary II, 1774; Asa \'arnum, January 19, 1777; 
Lucy, April 8, 1779, died at Turner, Decen''- 
her 10, 1815; Elizabeth, February 13, 17S1, 
soldier in the war of 1812 at Portland; Silas, 
mentioned below; Hannah, April 14, 1785; 
Mercy, October 22, 1787; Peter, Sejitember 3, 
J 791.' 

(V) Silas Coburn, son of Jonas Coburn. 
was born in Buckfield, Maine, January 24, 
1783, died in 1879. He was a soldier in the 
war of 1812, in the same -company with his 
brother Peter. He married Joan Brighatn. 
They lived at Lincoln, Maine. Children : Silas, 
mentioned below; Marietta, married (first) 

■ Turner, (second) — Lombard; 

Nancy, married Warren; \\'i!liam ; 

Jo'ias, born February 16, 1S21, niarried l''sther 

(YI) Silas (2) Coburn, son of Silas (i) 
Coburn, was born ab^.ut 1810 at Bucktield, Ox- 
ford county, Maine. He married Laura 
Forbes in 1847. She was born in Paris, Ox- 
ford county, 181 1. He was a farmer all his 
active life. In religion he was a Protestant. 
in politics a Democrat. They had one child, 
Christopher Columbus, mentioned below. 

(VH) Christopher Columbus Coburn, son 
of Silas (2) Coburn, was born a" Crystal Lake, 
Maine, May 20, 1848. He was educated in the 
public schools. His occupations were farmer, 
hunter and guide. In politics he was a Demo- 
crat, in religion a Protestant. He married, Au- 
gust 4, 1874. at Patten, Maine. Nancy Jane 
Moore, born at Brownville, Maine, December 
26, 1858, daughter of William ^Moore. Chil- 
dren: Lucy, born July 26, 1875. died in in- 
fancy; Henry, October 19, 1876. died July 10, 
1880; Ferdinand R., mentioned below; Oren 
W.. April 14, 1882; Allard F., August 3, 1S84; 
Arthur C. F.. April 1=;. 18S8. 

(Vni) Ferdinand R. Coburn, son of Chris- 
topher Columbus Coburn. was born at Patten, 
Maine, November 11, 1880. He attended the 
public schools of his native town, the Patten 
hi<:h =chooI and the Eastman Business College 
of P'oughkeepsie, New York. During his boy- 
hood he helped his father in the work of the 
farm. After completing his education he left 
home, and for three years worked during the 
srnnmer seasons for H. C. Filer, of Fa;t 
Hampton, New York. He then learned the 

I)rinter's trade in the office of E. S. Boughton, 
of I'^ast Hampton, and continued in his employ 
for eight years. He then purchased the Ash- 
land Gazette, .•\^hland, Maine, and since then 
has been editor and one of the publisliers of 
that newspaper. The Gazette is an influential 
weekly newspajier of wide and growing circu- 
lation, and ]\Ir. Coburn also has an extensive 
printing business. He has taken an active part 
in ])ublic affairs, and has been especially active 
in the temperance movement. In politics he is 
a Prohibitionist. He served on the county 
committee of the Prohibition party in Suffolk 
county, New York. He has held all the im- 
portant offices in the subordinate lodge of the 
International Order of Good Templars, and is 
a member of the New York Grand Lodge of 
that order. He is a past noble grand of Moun- 
tain \'iew Lodge, No. 144, Independent Order 
of Odd Fellows, and the financial secretary of 
Shasta Rebekah Lodge. Odd Fellows, lie is 
secretary of the Aroostook Sportsmen and 
Guides' Association, of Ashland, IMaine. He 
is an active member of the Union Congrega- 
tional Church. 

He married, at East Hampton, New York, 19, 1905, Eva Blanch Miller, born at 
Amagansett, New York, July 11, 1S87, daugh- 
ter of Nathan D. and Ida Elizabeth (r.ennett) 
Miller. Her father was a farmer and fisher- 
man. Children of her parents: Howard Miller, 
Ira D. ^Miller, Mrs. Agnes Bassett, :\Irs. Hat- 
tie Stolberg, Mrs. Ida Merrall, Mrs. Eva B. 
Coburn, Filmore Miller. Mr. and ]Mrs. Coburn 
have two children : Elizabeth Cartwright. born 
March iG. 1908, and Frances Irene Miller, 
born December 15, 1913. 

The surname Spear is of ancient 
SPE.A.R English origin. The name is also 

spelled Spere. The family seems 
never to have been very large. 

(I) George Spear, the immigrant ancestor 
of all the colonial families of this surname in 
New England and of practically all of the 
name in this country, came from his native 
place in England to America in 1642 or earlier, 
and made his home in Braintree, formerly 
Mount Wollaston, and part of Boston, Massa- 
chusetts. He was admitted a freeman of the 
colony, May 29, 1644. He lived for a time at 
Dorchester, and in his old age he removed to 
New Dartmouth, new Pemaquid. Maine, ar^d 
is said to have been killed by the Indians. He 

married Mary , who died at Braintree, 

December 7. 1674. Children: George, mar- 
ried. April 2. 1669. Mary Dering; Sarah, born 
January 3. 1647-48. married George Witty: 
Richarii, had seven children baptized Annl H- 
ir,9S; Samuel, born October 16, 1652, died. 




yuiiiig ; Ebenezer, mentioned below ; Hannah, 
i,orn March 30, 1656-57, died 1668; Samuel, 
liorn January 16. 1658-59: Nathaniel, born 
May 15, 1665, married Hannah Holman. 

(H) Ebenezer Spear, son of George Spear, 
was born at Braintree. Massachust-tts, August 
3. 1654. He was a farmer in Braintree. He 
died March 27, 1719, He married, July 16, 
1679, Rachel Deering. Children, b<irn at Brain- 
tree : Ebenezer, born June 24. 16S0: Mary, 
June 10, 1682; Samuel, May iS, 1684; Rachel, 
April 10, 16S6; Joseph, mentioned below; Na- 
thaniel, May iS, 1693; Abigail, November 7, 
iri95 ; Benjamin, February J2, 1699; Deering. 
November 6, 1700. 

(HI) Joseph Spear, son of Ebenezer Spear, 
was born at Braintree. Massachusetts. Febru- 
ary 25, 1689. He married Abigail Clegg. 
Among their children was John, mentioned be- 

(I\') John Spear, son of Joseph Spear, was 
born about 17 10, in Braintree, Massachusetts. 

He married ]\Iary . Children, born at 

flraintree: Mary, born January 4. 1743; Jo- 
seph, June 12, 1746; Ebenezer, mentioned be- 
low : Joshua. May 11, 1753. 

(V) Ebenezer (2) Spear, son of John 
Spear, was born in Braintree, ^^lassachnsetts, 
January 2, 1750, died March 18. 1S21. He 
married at \\'ells, Maine, February iS. 1766, 
Rebecca Aimis, who died July 20, 1826. He 
came to Litchfield, Maine, in 1787, and set- 
tled on the lot next to John Magoon's farm on 
the road from South Litchfield to the Corners. 
Children: i. Israel, born June 10, 1767; mar- 
ried, April 12, 1787. Sally Glass in Sanford, 
Maine. 2. iMeribah, born 176S; married Eben- 
ezer Moore. 3. Ebenezer, married. May 9. 
1799, Molly Spear, and moved to Ohio. 4. 
Gideon, mentioned below. 5. Annis, born 
June 30, 1775; married, April, 1796, Sally 
ilildreth. daughter of Paul Hildreth : resided 
at West Gardiner, where he died April 17, 
1858. 6. Asa, born April, 1777; married 
(first) November 26. 1806, ^[ary Jewell, (sec- 
ond) Jane (Stacy) Silver. 7. Salathiel, mar- 
ried, July 22. 1804. Deborah Jewell; removed 
to Ohio in 1816. 8. Rebecca, born March 31, 
1788: married Andrew Brown and Elisha 
Thomas. 9. Ivory, born September 8. 1790; 
married. February 28, 1816, Lois Babb. daugh- 
ter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Daoughty) Babb; 
he died August 3, 1849. 10. William, born 
October 11, 1792; married (first) December 
2T,. 1814, Betsey Brown, (second) Lois Libby, 
who died December 13. 1863. 

(yi) Gideon Spear, son of Ebenezer (2) 
Spear, was born abour 1775. For manv years 
he lived at Litchfield. }*Iaine. near Oak'Hili, 
then removed to Gardiner. He married, Octo- 

ber 2^, iSoo. Susannah Jev.ell, who died June 

4. 1864. aged eighty-three years, daughter of 
I'lnos and Deborah (Hall) Jewell. Ilcr father 
was a soldier in the revolution. Children: 
1. Edmund, mentioned below. 2. John, born 
1S05, died at sea in 1825. 3. Rebecca, born 
July 24, 1807, died July 22, 1893; lived at 
Gardiner. 4. Susannah, born May 9, 1809, 
died December 8, 1S35. 5. Salathiel, born Oc- 
tober 13. iSii ; married (first) Ursula Stevens, 
(second) Louise W. Durham, March 15, 1856. 
6. Ivory, born February 19, 1813, died at sea 
in 1S34. 

(\'1I) Edmuiid Spear, snn of Gideon Spear, 
was born at Litchfield. Maine, April 5, 1802, 
died at Gardiner. January 7, 1875. He v.'as a 
stonemason and farmer. He lived in Gardiner 
during the greater part of his life. In early 
life he was a Whig, later a Republican. He 
was a devout member of the church. He mar- 
ried. March 5, 1827, Susan Ilildreth, born in 
Gardiner. July 17, 1807, died there June 2, 
1880. Children, born at Gardiner: i. Thad- 
deus H., born Ajiril 28, 182S, died at Gardiner, 
February 5, 1S94; married, September 17, 
1861, Hannah Douglas, of Gardiner; he was 
a carpenter by trade ; after an accident which 
disabled him he propagated eels for a liveli- 
hood very successfully; was councilman and 
alderman manv years ; child, Alice, born July 
17, 1864, died' May 8, 1875. 2. William H., 
born March 18, 1S33. died at Gardiner, Au- 
giist 7, 189S; married, June 6, 1856, Vesta 
Averill, of Leominster; children: Ellen, born 
September 13, 1S60, married, August 23, 1879, 
\\"illiam H. Hutchings, and she died December 
23, 1S95; ^^'illic, born 1S74, died August 20, 
1890. 3. Frederick, born ^larch 7. 1S35, died 
July 19. 1836. 4. Joseph E., mentioned below. 

5. Charles E., born August 12, 1849, died Feb- 
ruary 13. 1891, in a landslide in Idaho. 

(\'III) Joseph E. Si>ear, son of Edmund 
Spear, was born at Gardiner, Maine, Novem- 
ber II, 1837, died at Limestone, Maine, Au- 
gust 26. 1912. He worked for eight years in 
the paper mills at Gardiner. He removed to 
Limestone and cleared a farm, which he culti- 
vated until five years before he died. In poli- 
tics he was a Republican; in religion a Free 
Will Baptist. He was a member of Limestone 
Grange, No. 2J2. of which he was treasurer 
several years. He married. February 12, 1865. 
Mary G. Ward, born at Gardiner, March 18, 
1846. She is a member of Limestone Grange, 
of the Ladies' Aid Society and the Women's 
Christian Temperance Union. Pier father, 
Josiah Ward, was born at China, Maine, No- 
vember 19, 1S29. died at Limestone, June 10, 
1884. He was a farmer in Limestone. In 
politics he was a Republican. He was a mem- 

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bcr of the Free AVil! Baptist Church, of tlie 
Good Templars and was lotlge deputy in Lime- 
stone, ile married Mary Ann Toole, born at 
Gardiner, December 19. 1825. Cliildren of 
Josiah Ward: i. Mary G. Ward, married Jo- 
sejjh E. Spear, mentioned above. 2. EUas B. 
\\'ard, born at China. September 14, 1847, car- 
penter, Seattle, Washington. 3. Walter Ward, 
born 1849 died 185 1. 4. William B. Ward, 
horn at Gardiner. March 22, 1853; married 
Ardelia Willey, of Colebrook. New Hamp- 
shire: farmer and potato buyer, Lime'^fone. 
5. Maria \\'ard, born at Gardiner, February 
22, 1856; married William H. \\"ebster. under- 
taker. Limestone. 6. Isabella Ward, born 
March 2-]. 1859: married Laura Morris, of 
Iowa. 7. John \\"ar(!, born at Limestone, Feb- 
ruary 17, 1863; married Alice Willey. Josiah 
Ward, lather of Josiah Ward, died in China 
in 1832. He married Prussia Gilford and had 
children: Betsey Ward, married Alpheus 
Ewer ; Maria Ward, married Jefferson 
Wyman ; William Ward, brick manufacturer, 
Idaho, married (second) Caroline Bragg, of 
China, Maine ; Adelaide Ward, married John 
Moore, of Nova Scotia; Roxanna Ward, mar- 
ried Charles Ciapman ; Josiah Ward, men- 
tioned above. Children of Joseph E. Spear: 
I. Fred Forest, mentioned below. 2. Elwoud 
E., born Oct^-ber 3. 1871. died at Lini-Stone, 
June 5, 1882. 3. Nettie Maria, born July 28, 
1873; married Charles Ernest Noyes, of Free- 
port, Maine, a farmer at Limestone ; children : 
Elwood, Helen, Laura and Fern Noyes. 

(IX) Fred Forest Spear, son of Joseph E. 
Spear, was born at Limestone, Maine, May 
13, 186S. He atttnded the public schools of 
his native town and graduated from the high 
school there in 18SS. He assisted his father 
on the farm until 1890, when he bought a 
farm in Limestone, consisting of one hundred 
and fifty acres, al! under cultivation e.xcept 
twenty-five acres of woodland. In politics he 
is a Progressive. He has been selectinan for 
five years, and has also been road commis- 
sioner and member of the school board. Fie 
attends the Free Will Baptist Church. He is 
a member of Limestone Lodge. No. 120. 
Knights of Pythias, of which he is past chan- 
cellor commander ; member of Limestone 
Grange. No. 272, Patrons of Husbandry, of 
which he has been master. He is also a 
Mason, member of Limestone Lodge. 

He married, February 2'?-. 18S9, Ellen True 
Noyes, born in Limestone, February 28, 186S, 
died May i, 1914. She graduated from the 
high school and taught school two terms in 
Limestone before her marriage. She was a 
member of the (jrange. Josiah Merrill Noyes, 

her father, was l)orn at Freepuit. Maine, 183S, 
died 1907. He was a farmer, miller and lum- 
berman of Limestone. In politics he was a 
Prohibitionist. He was tax collector and 
selectman of the town. He was a member uf 
the Grange and the Knights of Pythias, and 
a Free Mason. He married Sybil Davis, born 
at Freeport. 1844. died at Limestone, ii>>,. 
Children of Josiah Merrill Noyes: i. Charles 
Ernest Noyes, born February 6, 1863: married 
Nettie Maria Spear, mentioned above. 
Eldelia .\. Noyes. born February f), i8'')3: 
married Artliur Thompson, of Limestone. 
3. Ellen True Noyes. married Fretl I'orest 
Spear, mentioned above. 4. Alfred L. Noyes. 
born September 11, 1877, married Kthel 
Long, of Limestone; he has a farm, mill 
and starch factory at Limestone. Moses 
Noyes, father of Josiah Merrill Noyes, 
was born in ?^Iaine, and followed farming 
in Freeport. He married Sophronia Mer- 
rill, who died at Freeport in 1S74. Children 
of Moses Noyes: Mary Noyes, married a Mr. 
Thorts, miller, Yarmouth; Josiah Merrill 
Noyes, mentioned above ; Sophronia Noyes, 
died at Freeport, unmarried ; Adelaide Noyes ; 
William Noyes, married Lucinda Merrill ; 
Charles Noyes, died at Pownal : John Noyes, 
farmer, Freeport. Children of Fred Spear: 
I. Forest Lewis, mentioned below. 2. \\'illa 
Alice, born October 17, 1891 ; school teacher. 
3. Waldo G., September 3, 1893. 4- R"t)y Fay. 
August 13, 1895, married Lyle ^^orris and has 
one child. Mona Helen, born April 19, 1913. 
5. William AIcKinley, March 4, 1897. 6. Olis 
Elwell, January 13, 18199, died aged sixteen 
months. 7. Amy Pearl, October 23, 1901. 8. 
Donald Clare, Jantiary 15. 1903. 

(X) F"orest Lewis Spear, son of Fred Forest 
Spear, was liorn at Limestone. April 12. 1890. 
He attended the public and high schools of liis 
native town and the Houlton Business College. 
He assisted his fatlier on the homestead until 
May, 1912, when he bought a farm on Center 
road, Fort Fairfield, consisting of one hundred 
and eighty-four acres, of whicli one hundrei! 
and fifty acres are under cultivation. In poli- 
tics he is a Republican. He attends the Free 
Will Baptist Church, and is a member of Lime- 
stone Grange, of which he has been secretary 
and assistant steward, fle married, December 
24, 1912, in Houlton, Fern E. Lur.dy, born in 
Fort Fairfield, December 25, 1891, graduate 
of the Fort Fairfield high school in 1909. She 
attended the Aroostook State Normal Schoo! 
one year and taught scr.ool until her marriage 
(see Lundy II j. They have one child, Helen 
May, born Sei>tember 10, 1913. 

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(]) William Luiuly was born in Duhlin, 
Ireland, died in Fort Fairfield. Maine. He 
came to this country when a young man and 
followed farming in Fort Fairfield. In reli- 
fTi(in lie was an Episcopalian. He served in the 
civil war. He married Sarah Russell, born 
and died in Fort Fairfield. She was a Roman 
Catholic in religion. Children, born at Fort 
Fairfield: i. Fannie, married Isaac Whit- 
taker, of Presque Isle. 2. John, born Septem- 
ber 22. i<^47; married (first) Ellen .McCar- 
ron; children: George, Ernest. Ellen, Charles, 
Jeremiah, Sarah, married Charles E. Murphy: 
Lee. John married (second) January 12, 189S, 
in Limestone, Ida 'SI. Libby, born December, 
1855, in Bradford, Maine. 3. Phcbe, married 
L. S. Osgood, carpenter, of Fort Fairfield, 
foreman in mill at Presque Isle. 4. William, 
deceased. 5. George, married Ida F. Mattice, 
who resides at Pittsville. ^Visconsin. 6. Sarah 
Jane, married Frank Getchell. of Kennebunk, 
now foreman of a shoe factory at Lynn, ISIas- 
sachusetts. 7. Robert, lost-his life in a railroad 
accident at Youngs Point. Montana. 8. Mana, 
married ]'"rank Bowser, of Kennebunk, a mer- 
chant, t). Thomas Albert, mentioned below. 

(II) Thomas Albert Lundy. son of William 
Lundy, was born -at Fort Fairfield, ?ilaine, 
1859, died there January 29. 1895. He was a 
farriier. In politics he was a Republican ; in 
religion a Roman Catholic. He married. De- 
cember 24. 1888, in Fort Fairfield, Xettie May 
Barker, born at Easton. August 29, 1S64. Her 
parents removed to Andover. New birunswick, 
when she was ten months old. and she was 
educated there. Children, all born at Fort 
Fairfield: Jennie, born June 3, 1S90, died 
October 19, 1903; Fern E.. married Forest 
Lewis Spear (see Spear X) ; Helen, born May 
10, 1894, died July 6. 1902: Earl, died aged 
ten months. Nettie May (Barker) Lundy 
married (second) Frederick Russell, born at 
Fort Fairfield, April. 1872. and had one son, 
Orrin Joseph, born December 29, 1898. 

Orin Barker, father of Xettie May P.arker. 
was born at Xorridgewock, Maine. 1834. died 
near Andover, Xew Brunswick, February 4, 
1908. He was a farmer. He married Jane 
Small, born at Mirimachi, Xew Brunswick, 
1839, died near Andover, April, 1874. She 
was a member of the Methodist church. Chil- 
dren of Orin Barker: David Barker, died 
aged nineteen: Flora Barker, married (first) 
Amos Fitzherbert. a harness maker, soklier in_ 
the civil war; (second) Charles Everett, of 
Andover : Jane Barker, married Captain Elias 
Reed, retired sea captain, of Brunsv.-ick, 
Maine; Zebediah Barker, married Emeline 
Sloat, and lives at F"oxcroft, Maine; Xettie 

May Barker, married -(first) Thomas Albert 
Lundy, mentioned above: (second) Frederick 
kus.'-ell; Mary I'arker, married Michael Dor- 
sey ; Charles 6. I'.arker, married Rella Bishop. 
Orin liarker had brothers and sisters : So- 
phronia Ilarker. married James Stevens, of 

laidlow ; Mary Barker, married Pingree ; 

F.nima Barker, married Ezra Fields; Wil- 
liam I'.arkcr, married Lydia [Morrison; .Amos 
Barker, married Martha Morrison: Daniel 
Barker, married Mary Small; Grcenleaf 
Barker, died ynung. 

Rev. Ho-^ea Smith was born in 
SMI'ill 1776. in the state of Maine, died 
in 1S56, at Charlotte, Maine. He 
came to Charlotte when a young man and 
raised his family there. He was a minister of 
the Christian church, and preached at Lubec 
and Camp Bello, IMaine. He was also a 
farmer, owning a farm in Charlotte, In poli- 
tics he was a Whig. He married 

Damon, a native of Maine, who died in 1S70, 
at Charlotte. Children: i. John, was a 
farmer ; married }kliss McGlauflin ; died at 
Penobscot county, Maine. 2. Hosea, was a 
farmer and a soldier ; he enlisted in the Ninth 
Regiment of the [Maine Volunteer Infantry 
and served three years ; he married Maiy Ann 

; he died at'Pembroke, Maine. 3. Isaiah 

D., mentioned below. 4. Zedach, married Miss 
Mc.Mpine, of Charlotte. 5. Charles, was a 
minister of the Christian church ; died at 
Portsmouth, Xew Hampshire. 6. ?^Iary, mar- 
ried John Morgan, of Charlotte. 7. Elmira, 
married Ephraim Seavy. a carpenter ; she died 
in Minnesota. 8. Lydia, married William 
Coan. who died in the army; she died at Fox- 
croft, Maine. 9. Hannah, married (first) Ira 
Hughes, a veteran of the civil war, and a car- 
])entcr; she married (second) (;eorge Ingra- 
ham, who was overseer of the State Prison, at 
Thomaston; he came from Camden, Maine, 
and died at Chapman, where he lived on a 
farm. 10. Johan, married Luther Lakcn, who 
was a farmer and a lumberman ; she died in 
1914. at Lawrence. Massachusetts. 11. Oliver, 
was in the civil war; married Abigail Rey- 
nolds, from Dennisville. Maine, and died at 
Presque Isle, Maine. There were two other 
children : these are not in order of birth. 

(IF) Isaiah D. Smith, son of Rev. Hosea 
Smith, was born in 1826 at Charlotte. Maine, 
died at Mapleton. Maine, in 1907. He was a 
farmer, also had a meat market in Milltown, 
where he cut his hand very seriously, after 
which he became an itinerant merchant. He 
lived for many years in Charlotte, bringing his 
familv up there. When about sixty years old 
he moved to Mapleton and retired. He was a 

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Republican, and attended the A[c'tl!odi?t 
church. He married (first) Harriet Laken, of 
Charlotte, died 1S67. He married (second) 
Cordcha (Higgins) .Milan, widow of William 
•Mdan, of New Brunswick. She was born in 
^^'esley, Alaine, and died in Boston, :Massa- 
chusetts. Children: i. Edwin Augustus, men- 
tioned below. 2. Charles Calvin, born March 
19, 1851 ; he now resides at Mapleton, Maine, 
a retired farmer; he is a Prohibitionist, and 
belongs to Eureka Grange, No. 113, Patrons 
of Husbandry, Mapleton". Maine: he married 
(first) Ellie T. Emerson, born in Oxford 
county, Maine, died March 12. 1904; he mar- 
ried (second) ]\Iaria (Eields) Tuck, widow 
of John Tuck, a harness maker, from Presque 
Isle, -children, all by first wife: Jennie H., 
married Steven Burton, a farmer, now resides 
at Castle Plill, ?ilaine; Ploward, a farmer 
resides at Castle Hill, Maine; Gertrude A.'. 
married Arthur Roake, a farmer, resides at 
Mapleton; May. deceased; Ethel C, deceased; 
I'Tederick, a farmer, resides at Mapleton, 
Maine; Lavada, decea<:ed; Clara, married 
George Rundstrom. a farmer. 3. Fre.lerick, 
born 1853. died young. 4. Eila B., born March 
10, 1S56; married John Dow. a farmer at Cas- 
tle Hill. Maine: children: Warren, principal 
of high school in Rhode Lsland ; Charles, head 
clerk in a store, in Seattle, A\'ashington ; 
Thomas, a farmer at .Alapleton. Maine; Au- 
gustus, a merchant in Seattle, \\'ashington ; 
Marley, a farmer at Mapleton, IMaine; John. 
a farmer at Castle Hill; Senior, a "clerk 
at Ear Harbor; Eleanor, a school teacher 
at Mapleton, Maine; Percy. lives with his 
brother John. 5. Lucretia, born 1858, died 
young. 6. Melvina, born 1861 ; married Jo- 
seph Lee, of Presque Isle, where she now re- 
sides ; children: Percy, a bookkeeper; Lester, 
a blacksmith; Harry, Elwood, Richard. El- 
lery. 7. Clara, born 1S63. died young. Chil- 
dren by second wife: 8. Harriet, born 1872; 
married Chester IMesser, a merchant in Au- 
gusta, Maine; they now reside in Gardiner, 
Maine; children: Rachel and two others. 9. 
Elmira, died young. 

(HI) Edwin Augustus Smith, son of Isaiah 
D. Smith, was born at Charlotte, Maine, July 
2. 1S49. ^le attended the public schools of his 
native town. During his boyhood he worked 
on his father's farm and from 1869 to 1871 
he followed farming in the emjjloy nf various 
neighbors. In 1S71 he bought a farm in 
Mapleton, consisting of fifty-eight acres, all 
under cultivation. He conducted this farm 
until 190S and since then it has been in charge 
of his son. Owen H. Smith. Afterward he 
bought another farm of fifty-seven acres in 
Chapman and he still owns it. In 1S99 he 

opened a general store in Mapleton and since 
then has devoted his attention mainlv to the 
mercantile business. In politics he is a Re- 
publican. For twenty-eight years he has been 
town clerk, and for twenty-six years constable 
of Mapleton. For ten years he has been a jus- 
tice of the peace. He was .selectman for two 
years and road commissioner for several years. 
He is a member of the Free Will Baptist 
church, and he is a trustee of the Methodist 
Episcopal church. He is a member of Lodge 
Xo. 42. Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 
of Presque Isle, in which he has filled all the 
offices except noble grand; member of the 
Encampment and Canton of Fort Fairfield; 
of Trinity Lodge, No. 130,, Free and Accepted 
Masons, of Presque Isle; of Mapleton Grange, 
and the Pomona Grange, Patrons of Hus- 

He married, September 23. 1871, at Presque 
Isle. Zana Maria Chandler, born in Lovell, 
Maine, April i, 1857. Her parents removed to 
Mapleton when she was two years and a half 
old and she attended the public schools there. 
She IS a member of .Majileton Grange and the 
Pom. ma Grange; a former member of Re- 
bekah Lodge; member of the Free Will Bap- 
tist church and of the Ladies' Aid societies 
of both the Free \^"iIl Baptist and the Metho- 
dist churches. Children of Edwin Augustus 
Smith: i. Effic Blanche, born Septemirer 20, 
1872. died in 1S76. 2. Owen H., born May 26, 
1874, conducts his father's farm; member of 
Mapleton Grange and the Pomona Grange; 
married Flora Dudley, of Castle Hill; chil- 
dren: Harold, born at Mapleton, June 30, 
1S97; Lionel, March. 1900; Dorothea, August 
31, 1902. 3. Selden Harrv, born in 1876, died 
aged eleven months. 4. Zana Belle, born 1878, 
died young. 5. Anna May, born April, 1880; 
married William Casey, of Alapleton, farmer, 
of Chapman. 6. Clyde, born 1882, died June 
26, 1899. 7. Cherl'ene, born 18S4; married 
Clinton Johnson, of Chapman, farmer. Presque 
Isle; children: Crystal. Leversa, Hope. 8. 
Maude E., born October 3, 1S86 ; married Wil- 
liam Filmore, of Alapleton ; she died in Octo- 
ber, 191 1 : he is a farmer and river driver in 
Alapleton ; child. Omar. 9. Hattie, born 18SS, 
died February 16, 1911. 10. Hazel, born July 
8, 1892, member of the Ladies of the Alacca- 
bees; married Aaron Dicker, born at S]jring- 
field, Alaine. L^Jecember, 1S88; child. Alay 
Dicker, born November 2j. 1908. 11. A'elina, 
born January 6, 1S95. 

Benjamin H. Chandler, father of Airs. 
Smith, was born in Chatham. Alaine, August 
3, iSoS, died at Alapleton, Alarch, 18S3. He 
followed farming in Lovell. Alaine. and .Tfter- 
ward at Alapleton. In politics he was a Re- 




juihlican. He married, October 2j, 1S34, at 
Lovfll, Nancy C. Hatch, born at Parsontield, 
Maine, October 24, 1816. Sbe was a member 
of tiie Free Will Baptist church. Children of 
llcnjainin H. Chandler, all born at Lovell : 
I. Dean Chandler, born February 5, 1S36. died 
at Lovell, Alarch 25, 1838. ' 2. Julius C. 
Chandler, born June 12, 1839, died' at Port- 
land, Maine, 1910; was a farmer in Mapleton 
and afterward a carpenter in I'ortland, Maine; 
enlisted in 1S61 and served through the civil 
war; married Carrie Braley, born at Hal- 
lowell, IMaine, and now lives in Portland. 3. 
Alphon-o L. Chandler, born November 6, 
1S41, died at Bangor, Maine, February, 1904; 
was a farmer ; served in the civil war; married 

Matilda and had children : Mary, a 

trained nurse, and Hettie, both of Bangor. 4. 
Ruth E. Chandler, born February 15, 1846; 
married (first) i^Iarch 4, 1S63, Josiah H. Chan- 
dler, born at Lovell, IMarch 31, 1835, died May 
27, 1S70; children: ^label F., born December 
2}^, 1S63, married !Mark Grendell, and resides 
at Chapman; ^lark, born March 6, 1867, 
farmer. Chapman ; Ila, born October 24, 1S69, 
farmer. Chapman; she married (second) May 
25, 1873, Worth Grendell, born at Newport, 
Maine, October 14, 1849, a farmer of Chap- 
man; child: Blanche ■ Grendell, born April 
20, 1S79, married \\'illiam Akeley, farmer, of 
Chapman. 5. Anna B. Chandler, born August 
3T, 1849; married Walter Eaton, of North 
Reading, Maine, where he resides, a shoe- 
maker by trade ; children : Herbert Eaton, re- 
sides in New Hampshire; Hovey Eatem, a 
clerk in North Reading, Elaine ; Grover Eaton, 
locomotive fireman, living at North Reading; 
Lucy Eaton, married Lester Haywood, a 
butcher, Middleton, IMassachusetts ; Francis 
Eaton; Edith Eaton, married Harry Tollman, 
farmer, Newbur%-port, Z^Iassachusctts ; Ger- 
trude Eaton, married Thomas Foley, mer- 
chant, deceased ; she resides at North Read- 
ing. 6. Francis Chandler, born October 4, 
1851, died at Mapleton; married Nettie Clark, 
u-ho married (second! Havelock Demmock. 
7. Zana Maria Chandler, married Edwin Au- 
gustus Smith, mentioned above. 8. Rebecca 
W. Chandler, born February 22, i860; mar- 
ried Asa Gould, of North Andovcr. ^L1s^achu- 
setts ; children : Alice Gould, married Murray 
Eaton, a shoemaker, Beverlv, }vlassachu;etts ; 
Sidney Gould, of North 'Reading; Helen 

The father of Benjamin H. Chandler died 
in Lovell in 1856. aged over eighiy years. Bet- 
sey Chandler, sisccr of Benjamin H. Chan- 
dler, married Gray ; Charlotte, another 

sister, married Jc-hn Chandler, a fanner, of 
Lovell; Chloe, another sister, died in Pennsyl- 

vania, married Thomas Hatch, a farmer of 
Lovell ; Phcbe, another >islcr, died at 1'" rye- 
burg. Maine, married Seymour Holmes, of 

James Smith, the pioneer ancestor 
SMITH of this family in Maine, was born 
about 1773 in Massachusetts, died 
at \\'aterboro, Maine, about 1S5''). He was a 
farmer and owned a sawmill in Waterboro for 
manv years. In politics he was a Democrat. 
He was a soldier in the \\'ar of 1812. Chil- 
dren: Samiiel, mentioned below; Eunice, died 

at \\'aterboro, married Jellison of that 

town, a farmer. 

(II) Samuel Smith, sc^n of James Smith, 
was born at \\'aterbc'ro, Maine, in January, 
1S04, died at Masardis, in September, 1895. 
He was educated in the public schools and by 
private stud\-, and for some years was a school 
teacher. He followed farming in Kingsbmy 
and later in Masardis for a period of thirty 
years. He took a prominent part in public 
affairs. lie held in succession most of the 
town offices and in 1S56 was representative to 
the state legislature. He married Olive 
Decker, born at Clinton, Maine, in 1820, died 
at Masardis, in October, 1894. Children, all 
born at Kingsbury, Alaine: i. Lydia, died at 
Kingsbury; married James Adams, of Wel- 
lington, Elaine, a farmer. 2. Wentworth, a 
farmer, died in California, unmarried. 3. 
Jefferson, resides at South Stillwater, Minne- 
sota. 4. Fairfield, died at Masardis, utmiar- 
ried ; served one year in the Seventeenth Regi- 
meirt ^ilaine Volunteer Infantry, contracted 
rheumatism in the army and became a cripple 
from the effects of th.e disease. 5. Newell 
Decker, mentioned below. 6. Emehne, m.arried 
Amasa Coding Jr., of ^lasardis, a farmer; she 
is living in Masardis. 7. Clara, died young. 
8. George, died young. 9. Cora, married Orrin 
Robinson, a farmer ; resides at Ashland. 

(HI) Newell Decker Smith, son of Samuel 
Smith, was born at Kingsbury, Maine, June 2'^, 
1843. He attendt-d the public schools of his 
native town and was a student for one term in 
Bloomfield Academy, now Fairfield Academy. 
From early youth he has followed farming, 
and during most of his life he has cultivated 
his farm in Ma-ardis. For two years he was 
in Minnesota. He enlisted in September, 1S64, 
in the First Maine Regiment of Sharpshooters 
and served to the close of the v.-ar. He took 
part in the battle of Five Forks and was at 
Appomatto.x. At the end of the war he v,-as 
transferred to the Twentieth Maine Regiment, 
in which he served for a month and a half and 
then was mustered out in Portland. In politics 
he is a Republican and he has been prominent 

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in public affairs, serving as first selectman for 
the extended period of fifteen }ears. }Ie has 
also filled the other town offices'. lie was rep- 
resentative to the legislature in 1896-97. He 
is a member of Knowlen Post, No. 149, Grand 
Army of the Republic, and is a charter mem- 
ber of Ashland Grange, Patrons of Hus- 
bandry, of Ashland. 

He married Lucretia ^^■. Trafton in Masar- 
dis. April 11, 1870. She was born in Masardis, 
October 19, 1850. Both Mr. and Mrs. Smith 
are Congregationalists. Eben Tiafton, fatlier 
of ?\Irs. Smith, was born in Newfield, 1S19. 
died at Masardis, in Fehruaiy. 1907. }fe mar- 
ried Lucinda Ellis, born in Dexter, Maine, 
1S28, died at Masardis, 1S9S. He was a 
farmer in Masardis all his active hfe, having 
settled there with tlie pioneers when a young 
man and cleared the farm which he afterward 
cultivated. In politics he was a Republican 
and for many years he was chairman of the 
board of selectmen. In his younger days he 
was a school teacher in Masardis. He was a 
member of Pioneer Lodge, Free and Accepted 
Masons, of Ashland. Children of Eben Traf- 
ton: I. Melissa Trafton. married Charles 
Libby, farmer, Oxbow. 2. Sarah, died at Ash- 
land, 189S; married Dr. Edward Duren, of 
r.angor, a physician. ' 3. Lucretia W. Trafton, 
married Newell Decker Smith, mentioned 
above. 4. Alpheus Trafton, married Louisa 
Rowe ; is a farmer and lumberman of Ashland. 
5. William Trafton, died unmarried, at Masar- 
dis. 6. Isaac Trafton, died at Masardis ; mar- 
ried ]\Iatilda Darling, and she is now living on 
lier farm in Masardis. Children of Newell 
Decker Smith: i. Nathaniel Jerome, men- 
tioned below. 2. Charles T., a farmer of Ma- 
sardis. 3. Maude S., married Willis Grant, of 
Massachusetts ; she is a school teacher, a grad- 
uate of the State Normal .School at Farming- 
ton, Maine, and of Emerson College, from 
which she received the degree of Bachelor of 
Oratory ; he is a pattern maker ; they live at 
Petcrboro, New Hanipsh.ire. 4. J. Allen, edu- 
cated at Bucksport Seminary ; married Lot- 
tie Clayton, of Ashland: he is a potato buyer, 
living at Masardis. 5. Lucy L., married \\'\\- 
lis R. Dresser, who was born in Princeton, 
Maine, now general manager of the Dominion 
Fertilizer Company and a manufacturer; they 
reside at Calais, Maine ; she is a graduate of 
Kent Hill Seminary. 6. Olive E.. graduate of 
Emerson College with the degree of Bachelor 
of Oratory; graduate of the University of 
Maine, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine : 
resides at Fergus Falls, Maine. 

( IV) Nathaniel Jerome Smith, son of New- 
ell iJecker Smith, was horn at rfaywood, town 
of Masardis, Maine, Februarv 7. 1872. He 

attended the public sclnxils of Ashland and 
Masardis and the Bangor Business College. 
He began his business career in 1889 as a sur- 
veyor of lumber in the woods and worked on 
the river drive until 1895. ^vli<^» he went scaling 
in the wtx)ds of New H'aniijshire. In 1897 he 
returned to Maine and built the first potato 
house in Haywood. In 1898, attracted by the 
discovery of gold, he went to the Klondike 
and had a successful year iji the mining coun- 
try. He returned to Maine and in the fol- 
lowing spring went to Nome, Alaska, where 
he followed mining until 1901. He then re- 
turned to Masardis and resumed his business 
of potato buying. In 1906 he established a 
general store at Haywood (Squa Pan station) 
in the town of Masardis and bought a farm 
which he conducted until he sold it in 1912. 
He has continued with marked success in his 
mercantile business. In politics he was for- 
merly a Republican, now a Progressive. He 
attends the Congregational church, and is a 
member of J'ioneer Lodge, No. /2. Free and 
Accepted Masons, of Ashland. 

He married, June 3, 1903. at East Orring- 
ton, Maine, Mildred Frances Eldridge, born 
September 20, 1S78, in Brewer, ]\raine, and 
was educated in Orrington public schools and 
the Bucksport Seminary. She taught school 
for six 3-ears in Orrington and Brewer before 
marriage. She is a member of the Congrega- 
tional church (see Eldridge II). Children: 
Nathalie Emma, born May 2, 1904; Newell 
David, June 22, 1905 ; Lois Olive, October 18, 

(The Eldridtse I.ine). 

(I) Seth Eldridge, a descendant of an old 
Cape Cod family, was born in Iloldcn, Maine, 
about 1802, died there aged sixty years. He 
followed the sea and was afterward a fanner. 
In politics he was in later years a Republican. 
He married Sarah Fisher, who died in Holden 
before 1872. Children, all born in Holden: 
I. Seth, born in 1823. died aged thirty-one 
years, leaving Arno, now of Berkeley, Califor- 
nia, and one other child. 2. Sarah, born 1S25, 
died at Bangor, Maine; married (first) Elisha 
Jones, captain of a 2k[aine company in the 
civil war, who died in Libby Prison ; married 
(second) Thomas Triclcey, of Bangor, a land- 
owner, wealthy and prominent citizen. 4. Mes- 
singer I'isher. mentioned below. 5. Benjamin, 
born 1844, died in 191 1 in Brewer, Maine; 
was a brick mason and contractor ; married 
f^lizabeth Rogers, of Orrington. 

(II) Messinger Fisher Eldridge. son of 
Seth Eldridge, was born in Holden, Maine. 
August 2, 1829, died at Orrington, June 25. 
1S98. He was a shipwright in Brewer and 
Orrington. In politics he was a Democrat. 



!n religion he was a Universalist. Init attended 
tlic Congregational clnireli. He was a mem- 
ber of St. Aiidrcv.'s Lodge, Free and Aeccpted 
Masons, of Bangor, for many years. lie mar- 
ried (first) Lncinda Rogers, of Orringtnn. 
Slie died at Orrington. He married (second) 
September, 187J, Emma F. Norton. 1)^.rn in 
\'inal Haven, Maine, November 19, 1855. and 
was left an orphan at the age of eleven \-ears, 
one of three children. Lnraine and a twin 
iister died yomig. She is now living in East 
Orrington. Four children by first wife died 
xoinig. Childroi of Messinger I'isher Eld- 
ridge by seco:id wife, :dl bjrn in Brewer: I. 
(ieorge Messinger, born October 9, 1873: a 
mason and contractor, living in Orrington, un- 
married. 2. Flora Green, born September 3, 
1876; married James Clanson, of Monson, 
Massachusetts, a chemist, graduate of the Uni- 
versity of ^[aine, now living at Danbury, 
Connecticut. 3. Mildred Frances, married Na- 
thaniel Jerome Smith (see Smith R'). 4. 
.Arthur, died young. 

This is one of the mo^^t 
CARPENTER widely distributed names 
of the United States, as 
well as one of the oldeM, and has been notnble 
among the pioneers of man}' states. It is 
traced to an early period in England, and is 
conspicuous in the annals of the American 
revolution, and also in civic life through many 
generations and representatives. It has car- 
ried, service in many commonwealths. The 
Carpenters trace their ancestry to John 
Carpenter, born in 1303, and head of the 
ancient house in Herefordshire, parish of 
Dihvyne, England, to whom the Irish Trycon- 
nels also trace their descent. The Hereford 
family of Carpenters was prominent, taking an 
active part in all matters of interest to the 
crown, and probably no family in England has 
performed more deeds and received more 
favors. Among the most noted was John Car- 
penter, town clerk of London, who died in 
!44_'. The line of Lord George Carpenter is 
the same as that of William Carpenter, of 
Rehoboth. Coat-of-arms: Argent a grey- 
hound passant and chief sable. Crest: .\ grey- 
hound's head erased per fesse sable and argent. 
This is the same as found on the tombstojie of 
Daniel Carpenter, of Rehoboth, who was born 
in 1669. 

(I) John Carpenter, born about 1303. was 
a member of parliament in 1325. dl) Rich- 
?.rd, born about 1335. was a goldsmith by trade 
and wealthy. (HI) John (2) was a cou>in of 
John Carpenter, town clerk of London. (TV) 
Jnbn ^3) died about 1500. (\') William, born 
''bout 1440, died in 1520, was William of 

Homme. (\T) James, son of William Car- 
penter. (\"n) John t_ji, ,Mui of James Car- 
penter. (\'I11) William, son of John Car- 
penter, was born about 1520, and died in 1550. 
( IN) William, son of William (2) Carpenter, 
was born about 1540. (N) William (4 1, son 
of WilliaiTi (3) Carpenter, was born in h-ug- 
land about 1576, and was a resilient of Lon- 
don. He sailed from Southampton for .Amer- 
ica in the ship "Bevis," landing in May, 163S, 
and returned to England in the same vessel, 
I'lOssibly having come to this country merely 
to hel]i in the settlement here of his son and 
his family. 

(I) William (5), pioneer a:icestor of the 
.American line, son of William (4) Cari)enter, 
was born in England in \Cio^, died in Reho- 
both, Massachusetts, February 7, 1659. He 
was admitted a freeman of Weymouth, yiiy 
13, 1640; was representative from Weymouth, 
1641-43, and fiom Rehoboth, 1645; constable 
in 1641 ; was chosen proprietor's clerk of Wey- 
mouth, 1643. He drew lot No. 18, in the divi- 
sions of lands in Rehoboth, June 30, 1644, was 
admitted an inhabitant of the town .March 28, 
1645, and the following June was made free- 
man. It was through his intluence that the 
grant of Seekonk, otherwise known as Reho- 
both, was made by the general court, then at 
Plymouth. This was the tract of land selected 
by Roger Williams for a settlement, when 
driven out of the ^lassachusetts colony. In 
1647 William Carpenter was made one of the 
directors of the town, and again in 1655. The 
legal business of the town and colony was 
transacted principally by him. He paid eight 
pounds, seventeen shillings and three pence 
toward defraying the expenses of King Philip's 
war, and was' one of a committee to lay out a 
road from Rehoboth to Dedham. About 1642 
he received a connnission as captain from the 
governor of Massachusetts, and was called 
upon to act for the protection and ownership of 
the Pawtuxet lands. The records show him to 
have been a yeoman, and his estate was valued 
at two hundred and fifty-four pounds and ten 
shillings. Governor Bradford, who married 
his cousin Alice, favored William Carpenter 
in all his measures in the Plymouth court, and 
in all their dealings they were close friends. 
William Carpenter's wife, Abigail, wdno died 
February 22. 1687, had been provided for in 
his will of .April 21, 1659. Children: i. John, 
born in England about 1628, died May 23, 
1695. 2. William (q. v.). 3. Joseph, 1633, 
died May 6, 1675. 4. Flannah, in Weymouth, 
Ajiril 3, 1640. 5. Abiah, April 9, 1643. 6. 
Abigail, twin of .Abiah, died March 5. 1 7 10. 
7. Samuel, born in i^>44. 



Charles Ranclnll was boni 
RANDALL about ]8.'3 in Nova Scotia 

and is now living at Casile 
Hill, AJainc. He served three years in the civil 
war. He followed farming during his active 
life. I"or several years he has been li\ing, 
retired, at Castle Hill. In politics he is a Dem- 
ocrat. He attends the Advent church. He 
was formerly a member of the Castle Hill 
Grange. He married Eliza Holmes, born in 
Maine in 1824, died at Wade, Maine, 1S89. 
Children: i. George \\'., mentioned below. 2. 
Jane, married Fred Hiiton, of Castle Hill, a 
farmer. 3. Charles, married Ida Smith, of 
Maysvillc; resides at I'resqne Isle, a farmer. 
4. Sarah, resides at Houlton, Elaine, a physi- 
cian. 5. Josephine, married A. F. Locke, of 
Haverliill, Alassachusetts, a farmer, now living 
at Skowhegan. Alaine. 6. Grant, a farmer at 
Caribou ; married Rosa Biackstone. 7. ]\Iark, 
died young. 8. Nora, died at Castle Hill ; mar- 
ried Ellis, of Oxbow, a guide. 

(II) George W. Randall, son of Charles 
Randall, was born at Wade Plantation. No- 
vember 9, 1841, died in the Houlton Hos- 
pital, November 21, 1906. He was educated 
in the public schools, and followed farming 
and lumbering all his active life. In politics 
he was a IDemocrat. He was read commis- 
sioner and tax collector of \\'rLde and held vari- 
ous other town offices from time to time. He 
attended the Advent church. He was a mem- 
ber of the Maccabees of ^Masardis. He mar- 
ried, August 17, 1862, Abbie Jordan, born in 
Carleton county. New Brunswick, June g, 
1842. She is a communicant of the Protestant 
Episcopal church, and was formerly a member 
of the Castle Hill Grange. She resides in 
Presque Isle. Richard Jordan, her father, was 
born in Maine in 1S04, died at Fort Fairfield 
in 1880. He was a farmer in Fort Fairfield 
and had previously cultivated a farm in New- 
Brunswick. In politics he was a Democrat : in 
religion a Free Will Baptist. He married 
Mary Flannery, born in New Brunswick in 
1806, died at Fort Fairt^eM. 1S83. Children 
of Richard and Mary Jordan: i. Samuel Jor- 
dan, died at Westfield ; he was a farmer and 
lumberman ; married Abbie Giggey. 2. Jcihn 
Jordan, born in New Brunswick, died at \\'ash- 
burn, Maine ; served in the civil war for three 
years ; married Mary Ann Bishop, of Bangor, 
now living in Washburn. 3. Judith Jordan, 
resides at Washburn ; married Richard Reid- 
ker, a farmer. 4. Eunice Jordan, n.arried 
Daniel Giggey, cousin of Abbie, a woodsman, 
river driver and farmer, nov/ living at Wash- 
burn, Maine. 5. Abbie Jordan, married George 
W. Randall, mentioned above. 6. Martha Jane 
Jordan, married Henry Randall, of Washburn, 

who servi-d in the civil war : is a farmer in 
Washburn. 7. Richard Jordan, married 
Amanda Boober. Children of George W. Ran- 
dall : I. William Henry, mentioned below. 2. 
Irene Gertrude, born September 2t, 1866; 
married James Randall, of Nova Scotia, a cook 
and river driver; she died in Blaine, Maine, 
March 12, 1892; children: Sherman Randall, 
a lumberman at Mapleton ; Nellie Randall, 
married John Driver, resides at St. Cloud, 
Minnesota; Isaiah Randall, a farmer at Castle 
Hill. 3. Augusta, born August 11, 1S72, died 
at Wade. April 11, 1892, unmarried. 4. Fred, 
born July 11, 1874; married Mrs. Louisa 
Blake, widow of Alonzo Blake, a farmer of 
Westfield; children: Lillian and Annie. 5. 
Mary E., born September 14, 1876, died Octo- 
ber 19, 1S76. 6. Lulu Jane, born June 8, 187S; 
married James K. Butterfield, born in Dan- 
forth, Maine, January 21, 1849, manufacturer 
of last blocks, boot trees, etc. ; resides in Dan- 
forth ; children : Nellie, born at W'ade, April 
2f), 1895, niarried Perley Richardson, of Casile 
Hill, a farmer of Presque Isle; Elroy, May 
18, 1900. 7. George Burton, born March 31, 
1S82; married Eva AIle_\', daughter of George 
I. Alley ; children : Lulu and one other. 

(Ill) \\'ilIiamHenry Randall, son of C^eorge 
W. Randall, was born August 27, 1S63. He 
attended the public schools and the Castle Hill 
high school. During his youth he assisted his 
father on the homestead. He followed farm- 
ing and lumbering for a number of years and 
was employed for several years by A. F. Tille 
at Castle Hill. In 1910 he bought a farm at 
.•\shland, Elaine, and since then has cultivated 
it successfully. In politics he is a Republican. 
He is a member of Castle Hill Grange, Patrons 
of Husbandry, and of Mountain Mew Lodge, 
No. 144, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 
of Ashland. 

Air. Randall married, June 2, 191 1, at Ash- 
land, Harriet Alabel \Veaver (see Weaver 
III), born at Ashland, April 5, 1890. and edu- 
cated there in the public and higli schools, and 
at the Presque Isle State Normal .School. She 
taught for two years in Ashland and for one 
term in Portage, Alaine. She is a member of 
Ashland Grange. No. 247, and of Shasta Re- 
bekah Lodge. No. 134. One child, Mavilla 
Annie, born January 6, 19 12. 

(The TVeaver Line). 

(I) Andrew V.'eaver was born in Miramichi, 
New Brunswick, died in Ashland. Maine, 
where he was a pioneer. He cleared a farm 
upon which he lived to the end of his life. He 
married Letitia Alills, born in St. John, New 
fjrunswick, died at Readfield, Maine. xAmong 
his children was Isaac, mentioned below. 

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(II) Isaac Weaver, son of Andrew Weaver, 
was born in Ashland, Alaine, died tiicre, Janu- 
ary 3, 1S84, aged fifty-thiee years, two montlis 
and five days. Pie was a farmer in his native 
town all his active life. AVhen a young man 
he was also a lumberman and teamster in the 
woods. In politics he was a Democrat. He 
married, April 28, 1858, Susan Dawson, born 
at Miramichi, August 3, 1838, and is now living 
in Ashland. Children: i. Charles Eyron. men- 
tioned below. 2. Alice, born December, 1862; 
married Eugene McCallar, of Camden. Maine; 
resides in Minnesota. 3. Clara, born Novem- 
ber 22, 1864; married Joseph Kellock, of Ash- 
hud; they live on a Montana ranch. 4. Ira, 
born February 5, 1867, unmarried. 5. Annie, 
born July 2, 1S69, died unmarried. 6. Maude, 
born January 11, 1S73; married Joseph Kin- 
ney, of Bristol, New Brunswick, now of Ash- 
land, Maine, a farmer. 7. ]\Iarco, born Sep- 
tember 8, 1877: a, Minneapolis. 
8. Sarah, born September 13, 1S78; married 
Fred Russell, of Fredericton; resides in Ash- 

(III) Charles Byron Weaver, son of Isaac 
\\'eaver, was born April 8, 1859, at .-Vshland, 
Maine, and has resided there all his life. He 
is a potato buyer and does an extensive busi- 
ness. In politics he is -a Republican. He has 
held the office of road commissifmcr. He at- 
tends the Congregational church. He is a 
member of Ashland Grange, No. 247, Patrons 
of Flusbandry, and the Independent Order of 
Foresters, of Ashland. He married, April 7, 
i8Sg, in Ashland, Mavilla Fenderson, born in 
Ashland, ^lay i, 1871. She is a member of 
Ashland Grange; of Shasta Rebekah Lodge, 
No. 134, and of the Congregational church. 
She also belongs to the ^^'omen's Ciiristian 
Temjjerance L'nion and to the Ladies' Alission- 
ary Society. Children of Charles Byron and 
Mavilla Weaver: i. Harriet ]^Iabe!, married 
William Henry Randall (see Randall III). 2. 
Ernest L., July 18, 1892, student in Bangor 
Law School. 3. Ralph O., born January 2, 
1895. 4. Annie L., born November 30, 1898. 
5. Esther O., born January 8, 1901. 6. George 
R., born August 30, 1902. 

William H. Fenderson, father of Mavilla 
(Fenderson) Weaver, was born at Presque 
Isle, January 6, 1846, and is now living on 
his farm in Ashland, where he settled when a 
young man. In politics he is a Republican ; in 
religion a Congregationalist. He is a member 
of Ashland Grange, No. 247, Patrons of Hus- 
bandry. He married Martha Jane Alieit, born 
at Greenbu=h, Penobscot county, ^.laine, Au- 
gust 27, 1849. Children of William H. Fender- 
son: I. Mavilla Fen'lerson, married Charles 
Byron Weaver, mentioned above. 2. Daniel 


AI. Fen.derson, born .\pril i, 1S73; married 
Bertha Farwell, of Patlen, Maine; is a farmer 
of Ashland. 3. Otis II. Fenderson, born Janu- 
ary 13, 1S75, unmarried. 4. Frank J. Fender- 
son, born in October, 1877; married Bessie 
Dickerson, of Smyrna Mills; is a farmer at 
Ashland. 5. George R. I'enderson, born Au- 
gust 27, 1883; married Etta Thistle, born at 
Hartland, New Brunswick; he is station agent 
at Mars Hill. 6. Louise M. Fenderson, born 
September 17, 1886; married Thomas Brad- 
dock, of Washburn, a farmer there. 

Daniel Fenderson, father of \\'illiam H. 
Fenderson, was born in New Brunswick, about 
17S9, died at Ashland, about 1859. He came 
to Ashland with his wife and children, and 
was one of the pioneers of the town. He mar- 
ried Jeanette Sutter, of Aliramichi. Children 
of Daniel Fenderson : i. Daniel Fenderson, 
died young. 2. William II. Fenderson, men- 
tioned above. 3. Frank M. Fenderson, a shoe- 
maker of Auburn, Maine; married Georgia 
Goss, of Portage. 4. Olive Fenderson, died 
young. 5. Diantha Fenderson, died young. 
Jeanette (Sutter) Fenderson, widow of Daniel 

Fenderson, married (second) Smith, 

now living in Minnesota, and had children : 
George, Sarah and Lorenzo Smith. 

During the revolution or imme- 
YOLTNG diately afterward at least two 

Young families left the states be- 
cause they were Loyalists and made their 
homes in New Brunswick. Ephraim Young 
was one of the first settlers of Fort Andrew, 
New Brur.swick, and died at St. George, New 
Brunswick, in 1S41, aged eighty-eight years. 
He and his wife lived together for sixty-si.x 
years and had thirteen children. At the time 
of death he had one hundred and eight grand- 
children, one hundred and forty great-grand- 
children and three great-great-grandchildren. 

George Young, another Loyalist, was a 
grantee of St. John, New Brunswick, in 1783, 
died there in 1827, aged seventy-one years. 

(I) Jacob Young, believed to be son of 
George Young, was born in New Brunswick 
about the time of the revolution, died at Oak 
Bay in that province in 1853. Pie was a 
fanuer at Oak Bay. He was a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. Pie married 
twice. Children by first wife: i. Jacob, a sea 
captain, died at Oak Bay ; married Polly 

: 2. Michael, a farmer, died at Oak 

Play. 3. Christopher, a mariner, died at Oak 
Bay. 4. William, a farmer at Oak Bay. 5. 
John, mentioned below. 6. George, died on the 
homestead. Children by second wife: 7. Clar- 
issa, married Richardson. And others. 

(II) John Young, son of Jacob Young, was 

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born at Oak Bay, New- Brunswick, Sejitember 
30, 1806, died at Garfield, Maine, February 11, 
1S80. He came to AshLmd in 1844 and re- 
moved to Garfield in 1858. His farm was in 
Garfield, but he remained for some years in 
Ashland in order that his children might attend 
school there. He was an Ei«scopalian in reli- 
gion. He married Jane Connick, born at \\'ar- 
wick, St. Davids, Xew Brunswick, February 
15, 1810, died at Garfield, Maine, April 19, 
1900. She was a devout Episcopalian and 
active in church work. Thomas Connick, her 
father, was born in Xew Brunswick, died at 
Warwick in that province when about fifty 
years old. He kept an inn at St. Andrews or 
Warwick. In religion he was an Episcopalian. 
He married Jane Kinney, born in Xew York 
state. Children, all born in \\'arwick: i. Sam- 
uel Connick, a farmer, married Ann Thomp- 
son. 2. Thomas Connick. 3. Jane Connick, 
married John Young, mentioiied above. 4. 
Margaret Connick, died in British Columbia ; 
married Captain James Strang, sea captain, 
who crossed the ocean sixty-two times. 5. 
Sarah Connick, died at Deer Island, IMaine. 
Children of John Young: i. Sarah Elizabeth, 
born April 19, 1833, died at Ashland, 2^Iarch, 
1908; married Andrew J. Flint, of Bridgton, 
Alaine, a lumberman and farmer of Ashland ; 
children: Oscar J., went west; Marietta, mar- 
ried Henry Dunn, a farmer of Ashland; Ella 
Maud, housekeeper for Henry Duim ; Annie 
Dora, married Millard Brown, blacksmith, 
now keeping a boarding house at Portage 
Lake, Maine; Inez C, married Hezekiah 
Sloane, a farmer of Limestone, Maine ; Clara, 
married Bernard Holmes, of \'ancouver. 2. 
John Cutrcll, mentioned below. 3. George, died 
in infancy. 4. Jane C, born May i, 1839, re- 
sides at Garfield, Maine; unmarried. 5. Alari- 
etta, born December 6, 1842; a dressmaker for 
many years, lived witli her sister ^^largaret 
Annie, on the homestead; member of the Epis- 
■ copal church and the Ladies' Aid Society and 
of Ashland Grange, Patrons of Husbandry ; 
unmarried. 6. Angus, born August 26, 1S45; 
married Elizabeth Kelluck ; he died at Gar- 
field, November, 1901, and she is living on the 
farm in that town ; children : Leland E. and 
Newman A. 7. Margaret Annie, born at Ash- 
land, August 5, 1S47; resided with her sister 
IMarietta on the homestead ; died August 4, 
1914; was for the past seven years matron of 
the ^lattawaska Training School at Fort Kent ; 
member of the Protestant Episcopal church 
and the Ladies" Aid Society and of Ashland 
Grange, No. 247, Patrons of Husbandry ; also 
member of the White Ribbon Society. 

(Ill) John Cutrell Young, son of John 
Young, was born at Oak Bay, New Brunswick, 

Scjileniber 9, 1S34, died December 22, i8<j<;, 
in (jarfieM, Maine. He came to Ashland with 
his parents when he was ten years old and 
attended the jiublic schools there. When a 
youth he worked on his father's farm, and 
when he was a young man his father gave him 
half of the homestead, on which he lived the 
remainder of his days. In politics he was a 
Democrat. In religion he was an Episcopalian. 
He was a member of the Lodge of Good 
Templars of Ashland. 

He married, at Ashland. December 5. 1872. 
Frances A. Thurston, born at Ashland. Janu- 
ary 17, 1854. She was educated in the .Ash- 
land pidjlic schools and graduated from the 
high school. She is a communicant of the 
Protestant Episcopal church, and a member of 
Shasta Rebekah Lodge, Xo. 132, of Ashland, 
and of Ashland Grange, Xo. 247, Patrons of 
Husbandry. Children of John Cutrell Young: 
I. Josie Maud, born October 26, 1873, died 
January 19. 1874. 2. Harry, born January 18, 
1875; "i "i^il carrier in Ashland; married, in 
Patten, April i, 1903, Alinnie D. Gould, born 
January 19, 1877. 3- ^lartha Emma, born 
A\nU 29, 1876; married, at St. John, New 
Brunswick, iMilton Blair Gray, born July 27, 
1875, "^'^"^ •" November, 1913; she resides in 
Nashville, ]VIaine. 4. Arthur Thurston, born 
December 24, 1877, died June 13, 18S0. 5. 
Addie Mabel, born December 29, 1S78, a 
trained nurse, living at Zanesville, Ohio. 6. 
Luella Harvey, born February 12, 18S0; mar- 
ried, at Haverhill, [Massachusetts, August 5, 
1903, Ernest S. Chase, born Februarv 4, 1879; 
now living at Concord, New Hampshire, where 
he is manager of a store. 7. Hilary Thurston, 
born June 16, 1883; married, at Mapleton, 
Maine, June 13, 1904, George L. Sinclair, born 
November 2S, 1874, a farmer; living at Cash- 
mere, Washington. 8. Walter Scott, born July 
21, 1SS5 ; a fruit grower and farmer at Peshas- 
ten. 9. Nancy Thurston, born December 18, 
1886, died October 5, 1S91. 10. George Aus- 
tin, mentioned below. 11. Hervey Allen, born 
April I, 1891 ; a steam fitter at Lowell, Massa- 
chusetts. 12. Edmund Hovey, born August 5, 
1892: a fruit grower at Peshasten, Washing- 
ton. 13. Elmer John, born April 2, 1894, died 
July 29, 1900. 

Charles Sewell Thurston, father of Mrs. 
Young, was born in Wolfsboro, New Hamp- 
shire, 1825, and died at Ashland, Maine, Janu- 
ary 19, 1900. He was a stone mason by trade 
in' Ashland, where he settled before he was 
married. In politics ]\[r. Thurston was a Dem- 
ocrat. He was a member of Ashland Lodge 
of Free Masons. He enlisted in Company H, 
Maine Regiment, Volunteer Infantry, in 1S61. 
and served fourteen months in the civil war. 

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He married Mary (loiling. who was born in 
1830 and died at Ashland in iS<)j. She was a 
daughter of Ainasa Coding, a native of Maine, 
wlio died at Masardis, Maine, aljcmt I1S75, ^^ 
tlie age of about ninety. Mr. Coding Hvcd at 
Jay, Maine, whence he removed to Masardis 
later in life and followed farming. Fie married 
twice. His second wife was Mary (Coss) 
Rowe, a widow. Children of .-\masa Coding 
by first wife: I. \\'iiliani Coding, died at 
land; married Mehnda Kallock. 2. Harriet 
Ann Coding, died at Strong, Maine ; married 
I^hilip Smith, a farmer of Strong. 3. Josephine 
Coding, died at Farmington ; married \\"illiam 
Morrison. 4. Elmira. died at Masardis; mar- 
ried Daniel Wyman. 5. Eliza Coding, died at 
Masardis. married .Samuel Leavitt. Children 
bv second wife; 6. Amasa Coding, a farmer, 
married Eveline Smith. 7. Llewellyn, a re- 
tired farmer, living at Masardis ; married Han- 
nah House; second. Mrs. Harvey, a widow. 

Children of Charles Sewell Thurston; i. 
Frances A., married John C. Young, men- 
tioned above. 2. John Thurston, died aged 
fourteen years. 3. Charles .Austin, 1859; died 
in Wisconsin in 1883, unmarried. 4. Edward 
\\'ayland Thurston. 1861. married Helen 
Cushman of Sherman; living in Haverhill, 
Massachusetts. 5. Flerbert Eugene Thurston, 
1863. 6. Mary Estelle Thurston, iS^iS, a trained 
nurse in Haverhill. 7. James Madison Thurs- 
ton, 1870, resided in the Philippines in the 
United States navy, when last heard from. 8. 
I'.enjamin Franklin Thurston, 1872; married 
Marion Owen of Presque Fsle ; now a provi- 
sion merchant in Tacoma, Washington. 9. 
Myrtie B. Thurston. 1874; married Ceorge 
Stone, of Haverhill. 

(IV) Ceorge .A.u.-tin Young, son of John 
•Cutreil Young, was born at Carficld. }ilaine, 
July 17, 18S6. He received his early education 
in the public schools of his native tov.n. 
During his boyhood he worked on his father's 
farm, part of "which he inherited and now cul- 
tivates. In politics he is a Republican. For 
the past two years he has been town treasurer. 
He is a member of .Ashland Crange. Xo. 247. 
Patrons of Husbandry, in which he has filled 
the offices of gate-keeper, steward and over- 
seer. In religion he is an Episcopalian. He is 
also an Odd Fellow, member of Mountain 
View Lodge. Ashland, Maine. 

25, i''>33. «a- rated at nine sjiijlings. His wife 
Sarali, son .Samuel, and infant, came with him. 
His wife died before 1627; Bradford says she 
died "in the gentrall sickness which was in the 
winter of 1620-21." He married a second wife, 
who died soon, and he married (third) Chris- 
tian Pemi. who came over in the '"Ann," in 
1623. He reuKived from Plymouth to Duxbury, 
\\iirrc he died in the hitter i)art of 1C133. 
.\i.lniiin>tratii '11 on his estate was grantetl to 
Thomas I'rcnce and John Doaiie, November 
25, same year. In July, 1634. his widow mar- 
ried Francis Billington, by whom she had eight 
children. Children of Francis Eaton, by first 
wife; Sanuiel, born in England or Holland, 
1620. P>y second wife; Rachel, born in Plym- 
outh. 1624-25, luarricd. March 2, 1645, Joseph 
Ramsden. By third wife; Benjamin, of whom 
further. There were two other children, one 
an "idei'te." and another who probably died 
without is>ue. 

(II) Benj;Lniiii. son of T'Tancis Eaton, was 
born in I3u.\bury, Massachusetts, about 1627. 
He was apprenticed or bound out February 
II, 1635, for fourteen years, including two 
years at school, to I'.ridget Fuller, widow. In 
1648 he was of Duxbury, and in 1650 of 
Plymouth, and was admitted to the first church 
there, March 19, 1693. ^^^ married, Decem- 
ber 4, 1660, Sarah, daughter of William Hos- 
kins ; he was a grantee of ]Middleboro, but 
never lived there. Children ; William, born 
about 1662, will proved March 18, 1690-91 : 
]!enjarnin, of whom further; Ebenezer, born 
al)out 1667; Rebecca, married Josiah Richard. 

(III) P.enjamin (2), son of Benjamin (i) 
Eaton, was born at Plymouth, in 1664. His 
trade was that ci "housewright" at Kingston, 
then a part of Plymouth. His will was dated 
.April 3. 1745, and proved December 20 sanie 
vear. He married (first) December 18, 16S9. 
Mary Coombs, who had twelve children by 

him. He married (second) Susanna , 

who died April 13, 1739, aged seventy years. 
Children, born at Kingston; William. June i. 
1691 ; Hannah, February 16, 1692: Jabez. 
February 8, 1693, died young; Daniel, 1694; 
Sarah. October 20, i6<-)5 ; John. October 6. 
1697; P.enjamin, 1698; Francis, (q. v.); 
Elisha. about 1702: Mary, married Zacha'-iah 
Souls: Elizabeth, married Cornelius Sturte- 
vant; David, bc.rn about 1709. 

Francis Eaton, the immigrant 
E.ATOX ancestor of this family, catne 

from England to Plymouth, Mas- 
saclni.setts, in 1620. in the "[Mayflower," and 
signed the famous compact on board that his- 
toric vessel. He was a carpenter by trade. He 
was admitted a freeman in 1633, and March 

The surname Tilles' is foiutd ir. 
TILLI':V England as early as the Xornian 

Conquest, and appears in tb.e 
Domesday Book. The name was cotnmon 
also in France and H(.)lland at an early date 
and is doubtless of Xorman- French origin. 
The name is spelled in the ancient records, 

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Tillie, Tilly, Telcy, Tiley, Tilec and Telv. We 
have at the present time the surname Tylec, 
probably of the same English stock. 

Edward and John Tilley were among the 
passengers of the "Mayflower." Edward and 
his w-ife Ann both died in the spring of 1620- 
21. John brought his wife and daughter Eliz- 
abeth, and he and his wife also died early in 
162 1. The only descendants of these Pilgrim 
Tillcys arc through John's daughter, who mar- 
ried John Rowland. No person of the name 
Tilley can claim descent through these ances- 
tors in the male line. There was another John 
Tilley in Dorchester wlio came in 1629; left 
no issue. William Tilley, of Barnstable and 
Boston, came from Little ^linories, England, 
in the ship "Abigail," in June, 1636, left a 
daughter Sarah, but no sons that have been 
found on record. Others of the name came 
later. George and Elizabeth Tilly had chil- 
dren in Boston, 1727-1748, George, Mary, 
Elizabeth, Martha, George, William, John. 
Samuel and Eliphal had children in Boston, 
1712-32, Samuel, Eliphal, Eliza, I^ewis. Wil- 
liam, "William, Sarah. Thomas and Katherine 
Tiley had two children. Eliza, born February 
I, 1718, Sarah, August 20, 1724. John and 
Eliza Tiley had, 1719-27, Ehza, John, Sarah, 
Lydia. These are probably related to Thomas 
Tilley who had by wife Hannah a son, Samuel 
Tilee, in Boston, May i, 1657. This Samuel 
Tilee or Tiley had by wife Sarah: i. John, 
born March 2, 1693. 2. Hannah, died ^larch 
15, 1694. 3. Sarah, born September i, 1696. 
4. William, bom November 30, 1697. Whether 
this Boston family just described is related to 
that given below we have not learned. The 
facts of the early generation?, of this family 
are from an old genealogv of the Tilley fam- 

(I) John Tilley lived at or near Exeter, 
England. Among his children were: i. Wil- 
liam, mentioned below. 2. John, married and 
had children: John, who remained in England ; 
Elinor, remained in England; William, the 
rope-maker, burn in England. 1641, came to 
Boston in 1660, and lived on Milk street, near 
Cow Lane ; established a large rope-v.-alk, and 
Tilley 's Wharf and Tilley's Lane were named 
for him; his wife Isabella died January 13, 
1702, and he married (second) Abigail ^V■ood- 
mancy; after his death she married (second) 
October 19, 1718, Judge Samuel Sewell. He 
died at Boston in 1717 ; daughter Isabella mar- 
ried Eliezer Armitage and Grace married Jonas 
Clarke. From the similarity of names and 
place of residence of the families it is con- 
jectured that Thomas Tilee was closely related 
to William, the ropemaker. 

(II) William Tilley, son of John Tilley, 

li\-ed at Exeter, Ijigland. He married and 
had children: i. William, born about 16S5, 
came with \u> two brothers, John and James, 
to work for their cousin, William Tille\-, the 
rope-maker, in Boston; married, in 1736, 

Dorcas ; removed to Newport, Rhode 

Island; son William, born October 19, 1738. 
2. John, mentioned below. 3. James, born 
16S6; resided at New London, Connecticut, 
about 1718 ; gave ten pounds to the First Epis- 
copal Church of New London; married, May 
27, 1742, Hannah Savel, daughter of John 

(HI) John (2) Tilley, son of William Til- 
ley, was born at Edford, England, about 1787- 
90. He came to Boston with his brothers, 
James and ^^'illiam. to work in the rope-walk 
of their cousin, William Tilley. He was in 
Boston about 1720; removed to New York 
state, where he m-arried and had two sons, 
perhajjs other children also. The name of his 
wife is unknown. Children: i. Leonard, 
born 1730-40, in Brooklyn, New York, where 
he lived until his marriage, then moved to 
Granby. Massachusetts, and was progenitor 
of all of the name, without doubt, in western 
Massachusetts. 2. Samuel, mentioned below. 

(I\") Samuel Tilley, son of John (2) Til- 
ley, was born in Brooklyn, New "^'ork, about 
1740, died in 1820, in the parish of Gagetown, 
Queen's county. New Brunswick, where he 
settled in 1783, leaving Brooklyn with the 
Loyalists. He married, 1765, ]Mary ?vIorgan, 
of Brooklyn, and she died at Portland. New- 
Brunswick, in TS34, aged eighty-four years. 
Children : James, mentioned below ; Jacob ; 

(V) James Tilley, son of Samuel Tilley, 
was born September 7, 1773, died November 
23, 1850. He married I\Iarv Chase, born April 
7. 1776, died July 7, 1866! Children: Anna,. 
Thomas JNL, James, mentioned below ; Re- 
becca, Phebe, Samuel, Charles, Jacob. 

(VI) James (2) Tilley, son of James (i) 
Tilley. was born in New Brunsv/ick, Feb- 
ruarv 24. 179S. He married, January 24, 1S22,. 
Sarah Briggs. Among their children was 
Henry, mentioned below. 

(VII) Henry Tilley. son of James (2) Til- 
ley. was born at Sheffield. New Brunswick, 
1824, died at Ashland, Maine, 1906. His 
father died in New Brunswick and he was the 
only child. He came to Maine before mar- 
riage and settled in Ashland, where he fol- 
lowed farming for three years. He removed 
to Castle Hill, where he owned a farm, was 
postmaster and kept a hotel until he was over 
seventy years old. He retired and spent his 
last year's at Ashland. In politics he was a 
Democrat. He held various public offices in-. 

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Castle Hill. He was a member of the school 
luuud, selectman, tax collector and town treas- 
urer. He was a member of Pioneer Lodge, 
No. 72, Free and Accepted Masons, of Ash- 
land. He married (first) Currier, of 

Morenccville, New P.runswick. He married 
(second) Louisa (Coffin) Sylvester, born at 
Unity, Maine, 1S27, died at Ashland in 1907. 
Child by first wife: James, deceased. Chil- 
dren by second wife: Louis Kossuih, men- 
tioned below; Herbert, born December u, 
1S59, in Castle Hill, married (first) Addic 
Gardner, (second) Carrie Gardner, her sister, 
now of Ashland; he was a farmer in thpt 
town; Everett, born February, 1S62, at Castle 
Hill, died ]\Iay 11, 1914; married Fannie Wat-, 
son, of Limestone; they live at Northboro, 
Massachusetts. By her first husband, Louisa 
(CoiTm) Sylvester had Helen Sylvester, who 
married \\'es!ev Smith, a farmer of Castle 

(Vni) Louis Kossuth Tilley, son of Henry 
Tilley. was born at Ashland, Elaine. October 
3, 1S57. He attended the public schools there 
and at Presque Isle and entered the I'niversity 
of Maine at Orono, where he was a student 
for two years. Pie taught school afterward at 
Castle Hill, Washbi:rn and Maplcton. In 
1882 he bought a farm in Castle Hill and cul- 
tivated it until 1890 v.-hen he sold it to his 
brother and purchased the general store at 
Castle Hill. In 1895 he sold the store and 
returned to agriculture in Castle Hill, contin- 
uing for three years. In 1898 he bought a 
farm of 530 acres in Garfield, where he has 
resided since that time. In politics he is a 
Republican. He has held the ofifices of select- 
man, tax collector, town treasurer and superin- 
tendent of schools at Castle Hill : superintend- 
ent of schools in Garfield for six years; tax 
collector of Garfield, six years ; treasurer of 
Garfield, five years; justice of the peace twenty 
years. He is novv road commissioner. He 
attends the Congregational church, and is a 
member of Ashland Grange, No. 247. Patrons 
of Husbandry ; the Independent Order of For- 
esters of Ashland. For five years he was the 
master of the Grange at Castle Hill and was 
the first to hold that office there. 

He married, March 26, 1SS4, at Ashland, 
Annette Coding, born at Ma^ardis. May, 1859. 
She is 3 member of the Congregational church 
and of Ashland Grange (see below). Chil- 
dren of Louis Kossuth Tilley: i. Harold Lee, 
mentioned below. 2. Glenwood G., born Sep- 
tember 21, 1888; graduate of the University 
of Maine, IQ13; resides in Fulton, New York; 
a manufacturer. 3. Ralph R., born October 
9. 1890; graduate of Picker's Classical Insti- 
tute, 191 1 ; clerk in Ashland; married Helen 

A'\'eeks. at Masardis, 19-12. 4. Gordon P.., 
born November, 1892; graduate of Picker's 
Cla.-sical Institute, 1912. 5. Lawrence C, 
born August, 1894; graduated from Picker's 
Classical Institute, June, 1914. 6. George M., 
born August, 189'') ; student in Picker's Clas- 
sical Institute. 7. Louise K., born Septernber 
I, 1900. 

(IX) Harold Lee Tilley, son of Louis Kos- 
suth Tilley, was born at Castle Hill, Maine, 
May 21, 1886. He attended school there until 
he \sas twelve vears ok!, and afterward at- 
ten.led the pul,lic of tiarfield and at 
Ricker"s Classical Institute for three years. 
At the age of nineteen he was employed in 
surveying in Aroostook county in the woods 
and for five years he followed this profession 
in winter and assisted his father on the home- 
stead in summer. In 1910 he went west and 
spent a year in Colorado and California. In 
191 1 he entered the Ashland Grange store and 
was emplo)'ed there until May i, 1912. In 
the meantime, he bought a farm of two hun- 
dred acres which he is now cultivating. His 
jM-incipal crops are potatoes, oats and hay. 
In politics he is a Republican. He attends the 
Congregational church, and is a member of 
IMountain \''iew Lodge, No. 144, Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows, of Ashland, and of 
Ashland Grange, No. 247, Patrons of Hus- 
bandry. He is unmarried. 

William Coding, father of Aimette (Cod- 
ing) Tilley, was born in Kennebec county,. 
Maine, 1844, died at Ashland, 1894. He was 
a farmer in Ashland for many years, and was 
formerly of Masardis. Pie served the town as 
selectman, and attended the Baptist church. 
He married Belinda Kallock, born in Ashland 
in 1S41, died there in 1881. Children of Wil- 
liam Coding: i. Annette Coding, married 
Louis Kossuth Tilley, mentioned above. 2. 
George Coding, born 1861 at Masardis, died 
in Ashland; was a farmer; married (first) 
Abbie Kallock, who married (second) Andrew 
Estabrook ; they reside in Minnesota. 3. Ma- 
ria Coding, born 1863; married Edward Bart- 
li-tt, of .\shland. 4. William Coding, born 
1S65; married (") Georgia Kallock; (sec- 
ond) Lucretia Winslow ; they reside at Ken- 
yon City, Colorado. 5. Alberta Coding, born 
1867; married William Chandler, of Castle 
Hill; she died in Colorado; he is a carpenter 
and contractor in that state. 6. Annie Coding, 
born 1869; married Charles Flint, an electri- 
cian, who established the Ashland Electric 
Light Company. 7. Louise Coding, born 1871 ; 
married Samuel Stevens, of Portage Lake, 
where he now lives, a farmer. 8. Felix Cod- 
ing, born 1874; farmer, Ashland. 


The surname Dragdon or 

r>RAt;i30X l!rai^(k'n has been in u>e for 
several centuries iu England, 
and a lineage of the family appears in a visita- 
tion of London as early as 1588. The coat- 
of-arms of the Bragdon family is: Argent a 
lion passant azure between three fieurs de lis 
gules. Crest: .\ boar issuani out of a rock 

Arthur P.ragdon, the immigrant ancestor, 
was born in England in 159S, died in York, 
Maine, about 167S. He settled in York as 
early as 1642 and was a citizen of prominence, 
having large grants of land and holding much 
property on the south side of the York river. 
All of this name are his descendants, unless 
possibly some families of recent immigration. 
The Bragdons were leading spirits in some of 
the coast towns of Maine for many genera- 
tions, filling various positions of trust and 
honor. Arthur Bragdon and George Pudding- 
ton deposed July 3, 1647, to the effect that 
Richard Vines made a grant of land to John 
Wadlou and Edmund Littlefield in Wells, 
York county, by deed dated November 20, 
1645, in behalf of Sir Ferdinand Gorges, pat- 
entee of ]\Iaine province. (See York deeds). 
In a deposition made in York in 1665 his age 
is stated as "about si.xty-seven years." He 
filled many offices aiul served on in-.povtant 
committees in the old town of York. Just 
before his death he deeded to his son Thomas, 
Alay 20, 167S, all his estate on condition that 
Thomas "provide all necessary things as long 
as he and his wife live." His administrator 
filed an inventory, October 2, 167S. (Part P, 
fol. 26, vol. V, York Deeds). Among the 
articles mentioned was "one hatt 5s too ould 
coats & one peyre of briches 30 s." Evidently 
the wardrobe of the progenitor was simple 
enough. The spelling is that of the convey- 
ancer, not of Bragdon. because he signed his 
deed with a large capital .A. the ends of the 
cross bar and the terminals of each leg of the 
letter being divided like a forked stick. liis 
son Thomas signed with a mark — plain capi- 
tal letters, "T. E." We do not find the name 
of Arthur Bragdon's wife. Children: .\rtln;r, 
born about 1620; Thomas, born about 1625; 
perhaps daughters. 

The descendants of Arthur Bragdon have 
been numerous in Maine. C)ne branch of the 
family located at Knox Station in that state. 

(P) Horace Bragdon, a descendant of Arthur 
Bragdon, mentioned above, was born in Pen- 
obscot county, Maine, near the town of Dex- 
ter, Se[)tember 7. 1825, died in .\shland, Maine, 
in 18S6. He was educated in tiie public 
schools. He came to .Ashland, Maine, when 
about eighteen vears old. bought and cleared a 

farm there, and lived -upon it the remainder of 
his life. He was one of the pioneers of the 
town of Ashland. In politics he was a Demo- 
crat. Pie attended the Congregational church. 
He married, at Ashland, Priscilla House, also 
a native of Penobscot county, born near Dex- 
ter, May 4. 1836, died at Ashland, 1S90. 
George liouse, father of Priscilla, was born in 
Penobscot county in 1813, died at Ashland 
in 18SS. He came to Ashland with his family 
and lived there during the remainder of his 
life. In early life he was a \\'hig in politics, 
and afterward a Rc]>ublican. In religion he 
was a Congregationalist. Pie cleared the farm 
which he occupied for many years. Children 
of George House: i. Charles House, a 
farmer at Patten, Maine. 2. George House, 
died young. 3. Benjamin House, a farmer 
at Patten. 4. William Blouse, a farmer at 
Patten. 5. Calvin Plouse, a farmer at Pat- 
ten. 6. Hannah, married Llewellyn Gordon, a 
farmer, now retired, of ]\Iasardis, Elaine, 
where she died. 7. Betsey Vesta House, died 
at Portage Lake, 1903, married S. Goss, of 
De.xter, a farmer. S. Adeline House, married 
Silas Rafford, a fanner ; she died at Patten. 
9. Priscilla, married Horace Bragdon, men- 
tioned above. Children of Horace and Pris- 
cilla P.ragdon: i. Sherborn, born May 8, 
1853. died at Portage Lake, 1888; married 
Lydia Hill, of Sheridan, Maine, now of Port- 
age Lake. 2. Franklin, born August 19, 1855, 
died young. 3. Ai Franklin, born April 29, 

1857; married Olive , and they live on 

a farm at Portage Lake. 4. Martha A., born 
February 23, 1859, died at P'ortage Lake in 
18SS; married Albert Boltridge, of Ashland; 
he is now a farmer at Portage Lake. 5. Ida 
A., born October 19, 18G0; married Fred Bolt- 
ridge, a brother of .Albert Boltridge ; they re- 
side on a farm at Portage Lake. 6. George 
E., born December i, 1862; a farmer at Port- 
age Lake; unmarried. 7. .Almeda A., born 
October 30, 1864; married Albert Boltridge as 
his second wife; he is a farmer at Portage 
Lake. 8. Sumner H., born July 9, 1867, died 
at Portage Lake, 1897; a farmer. 9. Miles 
Oscar, born April 17, 1869; married \'ic- 
toria Meadow, of Wallagrass, Maine ; he is a 
farmer and merchant at Portage Lake. 10. 
Charles Calvin, born .August 6, 187 1 ; married 
Kate Pinnette, of Wallagrass : he is a farmer 
and lumberman at Portage Lake. 11. Harper 
-Allen, mentioned below. 12. Hadley, born 
August 6, 1876; married Albra Wilco.x, of 
Washburn, Maine; now living in .Ashland. 
Alaine, on the south half of the homestead of 
his father. 13. Iva May, born October 6. 
1879. died young. 

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r.ini,'<lon, was born at Ashland, Maine, May 
-(>. ii^74- Ele attended the pubHc schools 
ilicre, and assisted his father on the farm. His 
f.ither' died when he w as twelve years old and 
alter that time he worked on the farms of 
various neighbors until 1892 when he bought 
a half of his father's homestead. His brother 
Hadlcy at the same time bought the southern 
half of the farm. Mr. Bragdon has eighty- 
I'ight acres, of which forty are under cultiva- 
lion. The land is excellent for potatoes, oats 
and wheat. He has son.:e valuable timber 
lands. INlr. Bragdon married, in Ashland, 
fuly 17, 1S9?. J'lavilla Leighton Ellis, born in 
Ashland, July 10, 1877. She was educated in 
the public schools of her native town, and in 
religion is a Congregationalist (see Ellis H). 
Children of Mr. and Mrs. Bragdon, all born in 
Ashland, Elaine: i. Horace Sumner, bom 
March 8, 1899, died April i, 1900. 2. Ralph 
Minor, born Eebruary 6, 1900. 3. Forrest 
Ellis, born January 15, 1901, died February 
15, 1901. 4. Bessie Edith, born October 17, 
1903. 5. Mildred Flavelle, born May 6, 1904, 
died September, 1904. 6. Crystal Olive, born 
October 5, 1905. 

(F) William Ellis, burn 1799, die<i May i. 

i?6t. He married (first) Abigail , who 

died May i, 1850, aged fifty-three years. He 

married (second ) Eunice , born June 6, 

1814. died September 24, 1887. Fie was for 
many years a farmer in Ashland, Maine. Chil- 
dren: I. William, died in Ashland, a farmer, 
uimiarried. 2. Josiah, died February 15, 1862, 
aged forty-two years. 3. Stephen. 4. Calvin, 
died September 2t,. 1846, aged twenty ^ears 
six months, at Ashland. 5. Charles, died April 
19. 1853. aged thirty-five years. 6. Joseph, 

married" Walker; both died at Castle 

Hill. 2vlaine. 7. Leonard, mentioned below. 
8. Daniel, born 1836. died in 190S; was a 
farmer; married Susan Libby, of Xewfields. 
Maine, w'here she now lives. 9. Levi, died at 
Ashland, 1909. aged seventy-one ; always lived 
on the homestead. 

(H) Leonard Ellis, son of William Ellis, 
was born in Dexter. Maine, in 1829, died in 
Ashland. Maine, April, 1903. He came to 
Ashland when a young man, a pioneer in that 
township, and cleared his farm where he lived 
the remainder of his life. In politics he was a 
;!ealou5 and lifelong Republican. He attended 
the Congregational church. He married La- 
vinia Coffin, born near Dexter in 1837. died 
at Ashland, in May, 1901, daughter of Wil- 
liam and Lavinia Coffin. Her uncle. Artemas 
Coffin, was one of the pioneers and cut the 
first tree in the beginning of the settlement of 

the town. Children tif Lcnard Ellis: i. 
Stephen, born October 3, iS50; married Sarah 
McManus, of Patten, now of O.xbow, Maine; 
he died at Oxbow, in August, 1908; was a 
farmer. 2. Edith, born June 5. 1858; married 
Minot Bird, a farmer nf Ashl.-md. 3. Charles, 

born April 5. iSoo; married Stevens, a 

widow of Ib'iiltnii; u'.iw living on a farm at 
Oxb^nv. 4 William, b(jrn 1862. died at Ash- 
laud in i8t,|_. 3. Carrie, born May 3, 1S6C; 
uKirried Alexander Skinner, of Xova Scotia; 
now living at .\sliland on a farm. 6. Calvin, 
twin of Carrie, married Carrie Gardner, of 
Ashland; he is a farmer in that town. 7. Eben, 
born April 9, 1873: married Filey Pulsifer, of 
Mapleton ; resides in Ashland. 8. Almcda, 
born September, 1875; married William Mc- 
Carren, of New Brunswick; he is a miller 
at Ashland. 9. Flavilla Leighton, married 
Harper Allen B.ragdon (see Bragdon II). 

The surnames Cockburn, Col- 
COBURX burnc, Colburn and Coburn 

are variations in spelling of the 
same old English surname. It is believed that 
the naiTie was of very ancient Scandinavian 
origin. The family in England bore coats-of- 
arnis. It is described: Argent on a chevron 
between three bugle horns, stringed sable, as 
many mullets c>f the first, on a chief embattled 
gules, pendant from a riband of the last, fim- 
brinated, azure. Crest: Out of a mural 
crown, or. a reindeer's head, argent, attired or, 
between a branch of laurel in the dexter and 
a branch of palm, in the sinister, both proper. 
But various American families, descended 
from Edward Coburn, mentioned below, have 
copies of an armorial not found in English 
heraldry, described in the Colburn genealog}- : 
Ermine on a shield a chevron or with two 
cinquefoils in chief, centered sanguine, leaved 
of the second and in the base a martlet on a 
sword barwisc, winged sable, closed, con- 
tourne. Crest: A wolf's liead, couped, con- 
tourne. This device has been in use .so many 
years in America, that regardless of its early 
history it is a valued possession of the Coburns 
i>f America. 

(I) Edward Coburn, Colburne or Colburn, 
as the name is variijusly sjjelled by his de- 
scendants, was born in England. He sailed in 
September, 1635, in the ship. Defence, and 
arrived in Boston, October 30. His age was 
stated as .seventeen, and Robert Colburn, aged 
twenty-eight, years, was a fellow passenger. 
He settled first at Ipswich, Massachusetts, and 
was a farmer for Nathaniel Saltonstall. He 
was a soldier in King Philip's War from 
Chelmsford and was in charge of what uas 
called Cclburn's garrisoti on the Merrimac 



River, liaving the rar.k of corporal. He was 
guarding the ferry March iS, 1675, "^^''len tlie 
Wamesit Indians killed two sons"^of Samuel 
Varnum and burned Coburn's home. During 
King William's War. 1G89-90, he again com- 
manded a garrison. He was probably the first 
settler of Dracul, ]\ra.s5achusetts. He died in 
1712. Children: Edward, born 1642; John, 
1644; Robert, 1646; Thomas, 164S: Daniel, 
(q. V.) ; Hannah. 1656; Ezra, IVIarch 16. 165S; 
Joseph. Time 16, 1661 ; Lvdia, .^ujrust 20, 

Tames Harris lleckwith, a 
liKCKWITll descendant of Matthew 
I'.eckwith, the American 
immigrant of this name, was born in New 
England in 1S14, died at Fort Fairfield, Maine, 
in 18S9. He was a carpenter by trade and 
also a farmer. \\"hen a young inan he re- 
moved to Prince Edward Island, where he 
resided until 1S70. He then located in Fort 
Fairfield, Maine, and followed his trade there 
to the end of his life. He was a member of 
the Methodist Episcopal church. He married 
Elizabeth McGoogan, born in 1S15, died at 
Fort Fairfield in 1S86, of Scotch ancestry. 
She was also a IMcthodist. Children, all born 
on Prince Edward Island: i. William ^Ul- 
lage, mentioned below. 2. John Chipnian, 
farmer, Athens, Maine : married Sarah !Mar- 
quis, sister of Mrs. \\'illiam ]\I. Eeckwith. 3. 
Horatio S. 4. Lavinia, died at Minneapolis. 
Minnesota; married William Strang, a mill- 
wright of Prince Edward Island. 5. Jane, 
died at Fort Fairfield; married Harry B. 
Bearisto. of Prince Edward Island. 6. Stead- 
man D., a builder and contractor. Fort Fair- 
field ; married Aline Rachliffe. of Easton ; 
children : Linwood. Harris, Helen. 

(II) William Millage Beckwith. son of 
James Harris Beckwith, was born on Prince 
Edward Island. August 19. 1S41, died at Fort 
Fairfield, Maine. October. 1906. He was a 
carpenter by trade. In 186S he left his native 
place and worked for a time at Cambridge, 
Massachusetts. He afterward went to St. 
John, New Brunswick, remaining for two 
years, and in 187S removed to Fort Fairfield, 
Maine, where he spent the remainder of his 
life, following his trade. In politics he was a 
Democrat, in religion a Methodist. He ma:r- 
ried Mary Margaret Marquis, born in Caven- 
dish, Prince Edward Island. July 28. 1849. 
She is now living in Boston. Massachusetts. 
William Marquis, her father, was horn in New 
Brui:swick. in 1815, died in Massacluisetts, in 
1895. He was a farmer and car])enter. He 
removed to Massachusetts. He married Eliz- 
abeth Bishop, born on Prince Edward Island. 

died in Ma^saclui-etts. Children of William 
Marquis: i. Roliert Marquis, killed by natives 
in New Zealand; was a ship-builder and ex- 
plorer. 2. Daniel Marquis, died at Auburn, 
Maine; was a contractor and builder. 3. 
George Marquis, carpenter; married a Mi^s 
Thayer: resides at Roxbury, Massachusetts. 
4. David Marquis, carpenter, died in Massa- 
chusetts, unmarried. 5. Ale.xander Marquis, 
died in Texas ; was a minister. 6. Mary Mar- 
garet Marquis, married \\'illiam Millage Beck- 
with. mentioned above. 7. Sarah Marquis, 
died in Fort Fairfield ; married Tohn Chipman 
Beckwith. Children of William "Millage Beck- 
with: I. James Harris, a carpenter, resides in 
Fort Fairfield; married Hetty Merrithew. of 
Tobique, New Brunswick; children: Millage 
Merrithew, born August 30. 1906; George 
Chipman. October 4. 1907; Willard "^tead- 
man, 1909: Mildred. March. 1912. 2. William 
Marquis, mentioned below. 3. Frank Worden, 
resides at Brockton, ^Massachusetts, is with the 
Douglas Shoe Company; married Grace Math- 
ers ; cliildren : Paul and a daughter. 4. Lil- 
lian Stella, married F. R. Street, of Upper 
Kent. New Brunswick ; resides at Caribou ; 
children: Anna, Malcolm. Mary Frances. 5. 
Mabel lvalue, married W. O. Blake, now re- 
tired, a capitalist living at Hingham, ]\Iassa- 
chusetts; daughter, Catherine Blake, born Au- 
gust 19, 1913. 6. Filinda Elizabeth, married 
Herbert Stanley Street, brother of F. R. 
Street, mentioned above ; resides at Seattle, 
Washington, a merchant; children: Lulu 
Catherine, ^label. Dorothy. 7. Robert A., 
married Ethel Grant, of Fort Fairfield, now 
of Caribou, a farmer: no children. 8. Clara 
^^, in training for a nurse. 9. Ernest L.. mar- 
ried \"ita St. Clair Bishop; he is an insurance 
agent. Roxbury. 

(HI) \\'illiam Marquis Beckwith, son of 
\\'il]iam Millage Beckwith. was born at Cam- 
bridge, Massachusetts. March 23. 1871. His 
parents removed to Fort Fairfield when he 
was seven years old. He attended the public 
schools there, and learned the trade of car- 
penter in the employ of his father. He re- 
mained at home and assisted his father until 
the time of his marriage. He bought a farm 
of seventy acres on Houlton road, all under 
cultivation. February 22. 1902. Afterward 
he bought another farm on the Presque Isle 
road, five miles from Fort Fairfield, compris- 
ing one hundred aiid forty acres, of which half 
is cleared and the rest is largely good timber 
land. He now cultivates both farms. In poli- 
tics he is a Republican; in religion a Metho- 
dist. He is a member of .■\roostook Valley 
Grange. No. 485. Patrons of Husbandry. He 
married, April 9. 1902. at I'ort Fairfield, Ma- 



bfl Edna Cottle (see Cottle 11), b.-.m at Alex- 
ander, Maine, Octobet- 17, 1878. She was 
educated at Fort Fairfield in the public schools. 
She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
church and of Aroostook \'alley Grange. 
Children: i. Merle Evelyn, born August 19, 

1903. 2. Lawrence Cotlle, born September 35, 

1904. 3. Louise Mabel, born April 13, 1906. 
4. Hazel, born January 20. 1910. 5. jitlicl 
(."ottle, born March. J9. 191 1. 

(The Coitle Line). 

(\) Cnttle, grand fatlu-r of ^Irs. Wil- 
liam Marquis Ilfckwith, was L'tp in Maine, 
m 1S06, died at Alexander, ]\Iaine, 185 1, was 
killed in an accident while hauling a "load of 
lumber. He followed farming in Alexander. 
He married Mary Crafts. Children: i. Shep- 
pard P'enny. mentioned below. 2. Samuel, re- 
sides at Ouilcenc, Washington, a farmer, for- 
merly a school teacher; married ^Irs. Daisy 
Miner, a widow. 3. Frederick, died at North 
Anson, Maine, unmarried. 4. lionise, married 
Joseph ^IcLean. of Alexander ; resides at Au- 
gusta, Maine, a farmer. Democrat, road com- 
missioner. Mary (Crafts') Cottle was a native 
of Maine. She died in Alexander. She mar- 
ried (second) ^\'il!iam McLean, of New 
rirunswick. a farmer, and had two children. 

(H) Sheppard Penny Cottle, son of 

Cottle, was born in Alexander, Maine, I\Iay 
18, 1S45. J^s ^^''1^ ^ lumberman when a _\-oung 
man. He bought a farm about five miles from 
the village of Fort Fairfield and cultivated it 
until November, 1910, when he retired. He is 
now living at Ouilccne. A\'ashington. In poli- 
tics he is a Republican, in religion a Methodist. 
He was formerly a member of Aroostook 
County Grange. He married. October 28, 
1877, in Alexander, Clara Evelyn }iIcPheters, 
born in Cooper, !NLaine. Februar}- 5, 1850, died 
in Fort Fairfield, March 20, 1909. She was 
a member of the Methodist church and of 
Aroostook Valley Grange. Joseph McPlieters. 
her father, was born in Maine in 1S2S, died at 
Alexander in 1888. He was a farmer nearly 
all his active life in the town of .\lexander. In 
politics he was a Denvxrat. He married Han- 
nah Bohanon, born in \A'ashington county, 
Alaine. died at .\lexander. Children of Joseph 
McPheters: i. Clara Evelyn McPheters, mar- 
ried Sheppard Penny Cottle, mentioned above. 
2. Charles ]\IcPheters, resides at Campello, 
Massachusetts : a livery stable keeper ; married 

F.'^ther . 3. Ida McPheters, married 

Charles Hunnewell, of Alexander, a black- 
sn-,ith. 4. Edwin ^ilcPhcters, a farmer, Alex- 
ander. 5. Nellie McPb.eters. died young. 6. 
\\'illiam AlcPheters, drowned when a young 
man. Two other children died vounc'. Chil- 

dren of Sheppard Pennv CoUle: I. Mabel 
Edna, married Wdliam' Man|uis J^.-ckwith 
(>ee I'.cckwith HI). 2. Arthur Garfield, b(jrn 
March i6, 18S0; resides at Fort Fairfield, four 
miles and a half from the village on the 
Presque Isle road ; married Leola Devoe. of 
Fort Fairfield: no children. 3. Ervin Llew- 
ellyn, born Deeenilier 21, 18S2, died at b^ort 
Fairfield, Jidy 2j. 1910; was a farmer, asso- 
ciated with his father: married fuiima Maude 
Gould, of Wa-shinirn; child, Ervin Llewellyn, 
born ]\bruarv 7, 1910. 4. Ethel Pearl, born 
July 21, 18SS: married Ralph C. Miner, of 
Quilcone, A\'ashington. where he is a farmer; 
children : Walter'and Kenneth Miner. 

Israel West, father of I,^rael \\'est, 
WI'ISl' of this review, was~l)orn in Penn- 

-sylvania in 1801, died in Andover, 
New P.runswick, in 1873. His father died in 
Newmarket, New P.runswick. and he had a 
brother John, who died at Bear Island, St. 
John river, 1849, unmarried, and a sister wdio 

married Tracy, of New Brunswick, a 

farmer near Woodstock. Israel A\'est was 
educated in F'ennsylvania, and for a time was 
a lumberman there, later moving to New- 
market Settlement in New Brunswick, then 
to Calais, Maine, and finally to Ashland, 
Maine, where he lived the last six years of his 
life on a farm which he owned there. In poli- 
tics he was a Republican, and he was a mem- 
ber of the English church. 

Fle married (first) Howard, of New 

Brunswick, and she died at the birth of her 
child, who died at the same time. He mar- 
ried (second) Joanne Manuel, born at Prince 
William, New Brunswick, in 1S22, died at 
Limestone, New Brimswick, in 1905. She 
was daughter of Anthony Manuel, born in 
Portugal in 1752, died at Prince \A'illiam. in 
1861. He came from Portugal before his 
marriage, and settled in New Brunswick, keep- 
ing an inn halfway between Frederickton and 
Woodstock for more than sixty years ; the inn 
was a stopping place for the stage coaches. 
At the time he started there were no roads, 
and he had to reach his place of settlement by 
way of St. John river. He was a inembcr of 
the English church. He married (first) Bet- 
sey Ross, born in 1773, died in 185S. He 

married (second) when an old man, ■ 

Shaw, wd-iO was over sixty years of age. Chil- 
dren : I. John, died at Bear Island; luarricd 
Betsey Hagerman, of New Brunswick. 2. 
Joanne, married Israel West, mentioned 
above. 3. Margaret, died at .\ndover. New- 
Brunswick; married Hallett, of New- 
Brunswick, a farmer. 4. Asa, died at \\'ood- 
stock, New Brunsv.'irk, farmer : married 

) uM , ■ i .1, >!/. ., :r:y'l.!ifi:j 

'.' ! 


Morehouse, of New r>runs\vick. 5. Silas, died 

at Prince William; married Carr. of 

New Brunswick ; farmer. 6. Betsey, died at 
Andover; married William Carr, of Scotch 
descent, farmer of New Brunswick. 7. Fan- 
nie, married George Jones, a farmer of Bear 
Island. S. Elizabeth, died at Bear Island. 
New Brunswick; married George Parent, of 
New Brunswick, farmer. 9. Frederick, died 
at Woodstock. 10. Simon, lived in Wiscon- 
sin; married Alaria Hagerman. niece of Bet- 
sey Hagerman. 

Children of Israel and Joanne (AJanuel) 
West: 1. William, livt^ ir. Andover, New 
Brunswick, eighty-five years of age; was a 

blacksmith, later a farmer; married 

Hallett. 2. Jane, died in Limestone. New- 
Brunswick, unmarried. 3. Israel, mentioned 
below. 4. .Anthony, married Jane Ballard, of 
Limestone, where he owns a large farm. 3. 
Simon, married l^idgct AIcDonald : owns 
large farm in Limestone. G. Sarah, went west. 
7. John, died in infancy. 8. Sidney, killed on 
Aroostook river by having a landing of logs 
roll over him, 1863 ; was a lumberman, unmar- 

Israel (2) West, son of Israel d) West. 
was born in the l"'rovince of New Brunswick, 
Canada, in the parish of Dmnfries. New- 
market Settlement, December 16, 1841. He 
attended the public schools there until lie was 
fourteen years old. He began to work in the 
woods when he was but twelve years old and 
continued after he left school. At the age of 
eighteen years he was placed in charge of the 
work in the woods and on the timber drive. He 
followed lumbering until 191 1, and during his 
long service in this industr_\- he has had charge 
of more men in the woods than any other man 
in the county. At the age of nineteen years 
he bought a farm in Ashland. Maine, and he 
cultivated it. in addition to his other business. 
for a period of fourteen years. When he 
sold this farm, he bought his present farm in 
Garfield, consisting of one hundred and sixty- 
two acres of wild land. He has cleared this 
farm and now has in cultivation one hundred 
and forty acres. He was one of the pioneers 
of the town of Garfield. In politics Mr. West 
is a Republican. He has served the town in 
the office of road commissioner for three years 
and assisted in the construction of the county 
road, the Maine state road and the road from 
Presque Isle to Ashland. For three years he 
was truant officer and for one year collector of 
taxes. He is a communicant of the English 
church, and has been a metnber of the Ashland 
Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, for the past 
seven years and served on various committees. 

He married, at Ashland, September. 1S61, 

\'ictoria Bolstridge, born in .-Vshland, Septem- 
ber 2, 1S45, slaughter of Eben and Amelia 
(Jiradley) Boltsridge. Children, all born at 
Ashland: i. Mavilla, born January 10, 1S66, 
died at Masardis. in January. 1886; married 
Charles Robinson, who was also born at Ash- 
land, and now resides at Masardis. a farmer ; 
children : Alfred Robinson, died in infancy ; 
Dolly Robinson, married John Borton, now of 
Smyrna, Maine. 2. Eleona, born January 5, 
1S69, died at Ashland, in October, 1893; "i^^'- 
ricd James Fisher, of New Brunswick, now 
of Caribou, a mail carrier. 3. Alice, born 
September 15. 1872, died May 28, 1893. un- 
married. 4. William, born January 26, 1875, 
died at Garfield. Maine, October, 1905, a lum- 
berman, and farmer; married Lydia Cioss. of 
Oxbow, now residing in I'angor, Maine: chil- 
dren; Montford. Bradford, John and (ieary, 
now living with their mother. 5. \\'oodford. 
born April 2t,, 1878; a police officer in New 
Hampshire ; married Lizzie Coljiit, of Cari- 
bou ; children; ]\Iildred, Woodford and one 
other. 6. Lucille, born May i. 1S83, died at 
Garfield, in December, 1902; married Henry 
Howes, of Ashland, and had no children. 7. 
Celcstia, born June 15, 1884, died at Ashland, 
October, 1908; married Granville Hoxlcy, of 
Mars Hill, Maine, now living in Garficlfl, a 
farmer; child. Flora. 8. Howard, born May 
28. 1886; married Alma Clayton; they reside 
on their farm at Garfield. 9. Jessie, borti Oc- 
tober 18, 18SS; married Bernard O'Ncil. of 
Sherman, Maine, a farmer and joiner: they 
reside at Garfield: children: Christie and 
Lala. 10. Daughter, died in infancy. 

Tohn and Nathaniel Harmon. 

HARMON brothers, and perhaps others 
of the same family came from 
England to New England about 1640. John 
Harmon settled at Springfield, Massachusetts, 
and became a proprietor of the town as early 
as 1644. He was a town officer. His son 
Joseph removed to Suffield, Connecticut, and 
became the progenitor of a large and impor- 
tant branch of the family. Governor Judson 
Harmon is descended from the Suffield branch. 

(I) Nathaniel Harmon, brother of John 
Harmon, settled in 1640 in Mount Wollaston. 
afterward called Braintree. Massachusetts, and 
was admitted a freeman of the colony. Ma}' 
10, 1643. He married Mary, daughter of 
Thomas Bliss, of Rehoboth. Children : Na- 
thaniel, Mary, John, Sarah, Jonathan, Eph- 

('in John Harmon, son of Nathaniel Har- 
mon, was born about 1630. He removetl fiom 
Braintree to Wells. Maine, in 1677. He was a 
soldier in King Philip's war and took part in 



t!ie Swamp Fight. lie had huul granted for 
liis services in the Narragan.sett war. He mar- 
ried, in 1679, Sarah . Children: John, 

Sarali, Samuel. Mary, William, Nathaniel. 

(Ill) Samuel Harmon, son of John Har- 
luon, was born June 5, 16S6, at Wells, Maine. 
fie purchased several large tracts of land at 
Scottaway Hill, afterward called in his honor 
Harmon's Hill, in the town of Scarboro, built 
a mill on the river there and made his home 
there in 1728. He owned much land and was 
a prominent citizen of Scarboro. He married, 
March 19, 1707, Mercy Stin-on. Children: 
Mercy. Sarah, Samuel, John, Wi'Iiani, Janits. 

(I\') John (2) Harmon, son of Samuel 
Harmon, was born at Wells, Maine, about 
1718, died in Standish, where he lived for some 
years prior to his death. After the Indian 
wars, about 1728, he went with his parents to 
Scarboro. He married (first) December 2, 
1742, ^lary Hasty, who died December 10, 
1853. He married (second) Widow Abigail 
(Hoyt) Foss. Children by first wife: Abi- 
gail, Mary, died young: Daniel, John, Mary. 
Children by second wife: William, Josiah, 
Elliot, Rufus, Benjamin, mentioned below: 

(\'l Benjamin Harmon, son of John (2) 
Harmon, was born about 17O5. He marned, 
November 20. 1777, at Machias. Maine, Sarah 
Hill, of Scarboro, daughter of Japhet Hill. 
He was a soldier in the Revolution from 
Machias, in Cajitain Stephen Smith's com- 
pany. Colonel Benjamin Foster's regiment, 
December 4, 177S, to January 4, 1779. Chil- 
dren: William, married Mary McAllister: 
Japhet, married Sarah Getchell ; Nathaniel, 
married Lydia McAllister ; Samuel, married 
Mercy Fisher; Henry, married Sarah Berry; 
Stephen, mentioned below; Benjamin, married 
Lavinia Hanscom : Hannah, married William 
Albee ; Rebecca, married James Bean : Sally, 
married Aaron Sever ; Lydia, married Daniel 

(\'I) Stephen Harmon, son of Benjamin 
Harmon, was born in ]\Iachias, IMaine, in 17S6, 
died in Carleton county, New Brunswick, in 

1870. He was a farmer. He married 

Hideout, in Fredericton, New Brunswick. She 
was born in Carleton county. Children: i. 
Avard, a farmer, died at Carleton, New Bruns- 
\\ick. 2. William, farmer and v.-heelwright of 
Fredericton. 3. Abraham, farmer of Carle- 
ton county, married (second) Lavinia Abbott. 
4. Samuel H., mentioned below. 5. Drusilla, 

married Getchell, farmer of Lim.estone, 

Maine. 6. Naomi, resides in Peel, New' Bruns- 
wick: married Benjamin Atwater. 7. Dingee. 
8. Sarah. 

(\'I1) Samuel H. Harmon, son of Stephen 
Harmon, was born in Feel, New Brunswick, 
1S32, died at Fort Fairfield, .\ugust 14, 1910. 
He was a farmer in his native town, removing 
to I'ort Fairfield in 18S9. He bought the 
farm now owned by his son in that town. He 
married Lydi;i Sawyer, born at St. Stephen, 
New Brunswick, 1835, died in Carleton county. 
New Brunswick, in 1907. Children: I. Alli- 
son, carpenter of Woodstock, New Brunswick; 
married Louise Lewis. 2. \'ina!, married 
Bessie Williams; he is a police officer of the 
city of lioston. 3. Etta, married Ira Reynolds; 
resides on a farm four miles from Fort Fair- 
fiekl. 4. Archie P.., mentioned below. 5. Lulu, 
married Percy Bishop, farmer of Fort Fair- 
field. George Sawyer, brother of Lydia (Saw- 
yer) Harmon, went to California in 1849 and 
died there ; John Sawyer served in the civil war 
and died in Kansas City, leaving a son. Dr. 
Lewis B. Saw_\er; James Sawyer was another 
brother; Sarah Sawyer, a sister, married Wil- 
liam Deering, of Danforth, Maine, and Joan 
Sawyer, another sister, married [Moses Ride- 
out, a farmer of Carleton counlv, New Bruns- 

(\'H1) Archie B. tlarmon. son of Samuel 
H. Harmon, was born in Peel, Carleton county, 
New Brunswick, September 19, 1875. He at- 
tended tlie public schools there until he was 
fourteen years old. During his boyhood he 
worked on his father's farm until he was nine- 
teen years old. when he bought the farm and 
has conducted it since then. He is a member 
of Greenridge Grange, No. 282, Patrons of 
Husbandry. He married. May 12, igoi, in 
Hartland, New Brunswick, ^Iyrtle Perkins, 
born at Centerville, Carleton county. New 
Brunswick, December 19. 1879. Isaac Perkins, 
her father, was born in Centerville, 1824. and 
died there May, 18-87. He was a farmer all 
his active life. He married Mary Jane Bu- 
chanan, born in Centerville in 1830, died at 
Hartland, New P.runswick, .\pril. 1904. Chil- 
dren of Isaac Perkins: i. Colonel Guilford D. 
Perkins. 2. Kate, died agetl thirty-five; mar- 
ried Reuben Drew, formerly of Portland. 3. 
Watts, a bo.xmaker of Fall River, [Massachu- 
setts, afterward a traveling salesman; marrietl 
Laura Macomber. 4. Gideon, married Maggie 
Sherer, of Gordonsville, Carleton county. New 
Brunswick. 5. Waldo, married Edith Comier; 
he is a veterinarian at Centerville. 6. Ida, 
married O. .\. Miller, a blacksmith at Hart- 
land. 7. Mary, married W. G. Kenncy, a 
machinist of Bangor. 8. Harry, married 
Maude Foster ; he is a carpenter in New Bed- 
ford. Mas-s.achusetts. 9. Myrtle, married 
.Archie B. Harmon, mentioned above. Isaac 
Perkins had a brother William who died in 

■^ (.-IJI 



Boston ; a brother Joel, a Baptist minister, 
died at Gordoiisvilie, New Brunswick; a 
brotlicr David who died in Boston ; a brotlier 
Aaron who died at Centerville ; a sister Katy 
wlio married Clark. Among the ances- 
tors of the Perkins family was an early New 
York Dutch family. James Buchanan, father 
of Alary Jane (Buchanan) Perkins, was born 
in Londonderry. Ireland, in 1S09. died at Cen- 
terville, New I'.runswick, 18S1. He came to 
New Brunswick with his parents before he 
married and followed fanning at Centerville. 

He married McGuire, horn in New 

York City, died in Centerville. Children of 
James Buchanan: i.- Elizabeth, married 
"Thomas Toms, and both died at Tracy's Mills, 
New Brunswick. 2. Mary Jane, married Isaac 
Perkins, mentioned above. 3. Daughter, mar- 
ried William West, farmer, who died near 
Centerville. 4. Sarah, married David Fitz- 
gerald, shoe dealer of Centerville. 5. James, 
farmer, married Lydia Irvin, who is now living 
at East Centerville. Children of Archie B. 
Harmon: i. Loris, born June 3, 1903. 2. 
George Alton, born June 15, 1904. 3. Neta, 
born February 2(1. i<;)Oj. 4. Gertrude, born 
September 26, igofj. 3. Pauhne, born June 
17. 1913. 6. Perry B.. born June 16, 1914. 

The family of Holbrook is 
FIOLBROOK ancient and distinguishe.din 
FLngland. The ancient coat- 
of-arnis is : A chevron between three martletts. 
Several other coals-of-arms were borne by dif- 
ferent branches of the family in England. 

(I) Thomas Holbrooek. or Holbrooke, the 
immigrant ancestor, aged thirty-four, of Broad- 
way, England, with wife Jane, aged thirty- 
four, and children, John, aged eleven ; Thomas, 
aged ten ; Anne, aged five, and Elizabeth, aged 
one. came from We^incuth. England, about 
1628. He settled at Weymouth, Massachu- 
setts, in 1640, and was on the committee to lay 
out the way from Braintree to Dorchester. 
He was admitted a freeman. May. 1645. He 
was selectman several years. His will was 
dated December 31. 1669. with codicil, Decem- 
ber 31, 1673. I^s died 1674-76. His widow 
Jane died before April 24, 1677, when admin- 
istration of the estate was granted to his son 
John. Children: John (q. v.) ; Thomas; Cap- 
.tain William, died 1699. lived at Scituate; Ann, 

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John Conant lived in the parish 

CONANT of East Budlcigli. Devonshire, 

England, probably born about 

1520 at Gittisham. an adjacent tov.'n : was a 

tax[)ayer at East Bmlleigh, 1571, and in 1577 

warden of the church there ; was buried March 
30, 1596, probably son of John Conant, who 
died September, 1659, at Gittisliam. 

(II) Richard Conant, son of John Conant, 
was born at East Budleigh about 1548, and in 
15SS was assessed for land there; church 
warden in 1606 and 1616. He married, Feb- 
ruary 4, 1578, Agnes, daughter of John Clarke 
Sr., of Collyton, who married, June 9, 1544. 
Anne, daughter of William Macy, of Collyton. 
Richard and Agnes Conant were buried Sep- 
tenibei 22, 1630. Children: John, Richard, 
Robert, Jane, John, Thomas, Christopher, 
Roger, mentioned below, 

(HI) Roger Conant, son of Richard Conant, 
was the inmu'grant ancestor. He was bap- 
tized at East Budleigh, April 9, 1592, and re- 
ceived a good education. lie married. Novem- 
ber, 161S, and had probably been seven years 
in London as an apprentice to a Salter, doubt- 
less living there until 1623, when he came to 
America. Pie was first at Plymouth, but owing 
to diiterences in religious beliefs he followed 
Rev. John Lyford to Nantasket (Hull). It 
was probably while there that he used Gov- 
ernor's Island, which was known for some 
time as Conant's Island. In 1624-25 he was 
chosen by the Dorchester Company as gov- 
ernor of the Cape Ann colony, and after a 
year there he moved with those who did not 
return to England, to Naumkeag, later Salem, 
Massachusetts; his house was the first built 
there. Although he is not universally recog- 
nized as the first governor of Massachusetts, 
he is fairly entitled to that honor, for the 
colony of which he was the head was the first 
permanent settlement in the Massachusetts 
Bay territory. Roger Conant was admitted a 
freeman. May 18, 1631, and held many im- 
portant offices ; justice of the cjuarterly court 
at Salem three years; selectman 1637 to 1641, 
1651 to 1654, 1657 and 1658; in 1667 he was 
an original member of the Beverly church. 
He had large grants of land in Salem, Beverly 
and vicinity. Pie died November 19, 1679. He 
married, November 11. 1618, in the parish of 
Black friars. London, Sarah Plorton. Chil- 
dren : Sarah, Caleb, Lot. mentioned below ; 
Roger, Sarah, Joshua, Mary, Elizabeth, Exer- 

(I\') Lot Conant, son of Roger Conant, 
was born about 1624, in Nantasket, or at Cape 
Ann. and settled at Marblehead as early as 
1657. He was selectman in 1662; househ.oider 
in 1674. On November 20, 1666, his father 
gave him a farm and homestead at Beverly, 
wdiere he settled, and he was dismisseil from 
the Salem church to join in forming the Bev- 
erly church. July 4, 1667. He died Septem- 
ber 29. 1674. Many of his deeds are on record. 

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He married Elizabeth, daughter of Rev. Wil- 
!i:ini Walton, who took degrees at Emanuel 
(.'olk'ge, Cambridge, in 1621 and 1625, andwas 
-I'ttled over the parish of Seaton, Devonshire, 
where his daughter was baptized October 27, 
1729. He was pastor in Marblehead in 1639, 
(■_ until his death in 166S. Elizabeth, widow of 
r Lot Conant, married (second) Januarj- 10, 
\ i(>Si-82, as third wife, Andrew Manstield, son 
i ,,f Robert and Elizabeth :\latisfield. Children: 
i Xathaniel, John, mentioned below ; Lot, Eliza- 
f betli, Mary, Martha, Sarah, William, twin of 
I Sarah; Roger, Rebecca. 

[ (V) John (2) Conant, son of Lot Conant, 

[ was born December 15, 1652, at Bexerly, and 
I settled there on the sixty acres of upland on 
I which his father lived. He was a weaver and 
t farmer. He served in King Philip's war in 
I Captain Samuel Appleton's company, 1675. 
:>: He was admitted to the Beverly church, Au- 
i gust 23, 1691. He died September 30, 1724. 
|, He married, May 7, 1678, Ccthiah, daughter 
I of Andrew Manstield, born April 7, 165S, died 
I July 27, 1720. Children: Lot, mentioned be- 
iuw; Elizabeth, Bethia, John, Deborah, Hilary, 
Daniel, Rebecca. Benjamin, Jemima. 

(VI) Lot (2) Conant, son of John (2) 
Conant, was baptized June i, 1679, at Beverly, 
lie moved to Concord, Massachusetts, about 
1716, and in April, 1710, bought fifteen acres 
in Manchester, selling his Concord land to his 
father and brother Daniel. He died May 15, 
1767. He married (first) Alay 15, i6gS, Mar- 
tha Cleaves, who was admitted to the First 
Church at Beverly, IMay 31, 1701, and died at 
Concord, February 15. 1725, aged forty- four. 
He married (second) Susanna Clark; (third) 

Mary . Children by first wife, born in 

Beverly: Robert, mentioned below; Andrew, 
William, Dinah, Ezra, John, Elizabeth. Born 
in Concord: Martha, Bethia. By second wife, 
born in Concord : Ezra, Sarah. 

(VH) Robert Conant, son of Lot (2) 
Conant, was born in Beverly, April 26, 1699. 
He removed to Concord, Massachusetts, and 
thence to the adjoining town of Chelmsford, 
where he was living in 1720. He removed to 
Stow in 1754, and died March 27, 1773. He 
was a farmer and carpenter. He married 

(first) Esther , (second) Sarah . 

Children : Samuel, Josiah, Peter, mentioned be- 
low ; Esther, Martha, Rebecca, Lydia, Daniel. 
(VHI) Peter Conant, son of Robert Conant, 
was born at Chelmsford, 1732, and settled in 
Stow. He was a soldier in the revolution in 
Captain Barron's company, took part in the 
hattle of White Plains, and served in the Conti- 
nental army. He married Sarah (libson. His 
vvill was dated January 12, 181S. Children: 
I'-phrairn, mentioned below; Peter, born May 

10, 1760; Isaac, Ebenezer, Josiah, Abraham, 
Mary, Sarah. 

(IX) Ephraim Conant, .^on of Peter Conant, 
was born at Stow, Jaiuiary 16, 1757. He was 
a soldier in the revolution and fought in the 
battle of Lexington. He was in Captain Whit- 
comb's company. Colonel Prcscott's regiment. 
He removed to Georgetown, Massachusetts, 
thence to Temple, New Hampshire, to Thomas- 
ton, Maine, and finally to Temple, Maine, 
where he died January 22, 1826. He married 
Rebecca Hayward. Children: Asa, born 1778; 
Simeon, 1779; Ephraim, February 7, 17S1 ; 
Joseph, January 25, 17S3; Peter, 1785; Sarah; 
Abraham, March 7, 1789; Rebecca, 1790; 
Isaac, mentioned below; Abigail, 179s; Tacob, 


(X) Isaac Conant, son of Ephraim Conant, 
was born January 18, 1793. died in Waldo 
county. Maine, about 1863. He was a fanner 
in Waldo and Aroostook counties and was one 
of the pioneers of I-'ort F'airfield. He was 
colonel of a regiment of state militia. He mar- 
ried Nancy \Ventworth, who died at Hope, 
!Maine, December 14, 1S3S (see Wentv,-orth 
XXV). Children, born at Hope: Rebecca, 
born July 31. 1815, died February 11, 1829; 
William Bradford (named for Govern.or Wil- 
liam, an ancestor), August 11, 1817, merchant 
of Belfast; Albert W., ^lay 21, 1820, a "Forty- 
niner," remained in California until 1887 ; Ben- 
jamin W., January 20, 1S23, a sea captain; 
Elisha H., January 22, 1826, a merchant; Jo- 
seph Augustus, mentioned below; Nancy, De- 
cember 22, 1832; Rebecca, ?^Iay 15, 1836. 

(XI) Joseph Augustus Conant. son of Isaac 
Conant, was born at Hope, Maine, June 5, 
1830, died at Fort Fairfield, August 29, 1909. 
He was educated in the public schools of Hope. 
He came to Fort Fairfield when he was fifteen 
years old and followed farming. He pur- 
chased his father's farm of eighty acres and 
cultivated it with other land which he added 
to it during the remainder of his active life. 
To the original farm he added during his life 
about six hundred acres, making it one of the 
finest and largest farms in .Aroostook county, 
In politics he was a Republican, and subse- 
quently a Democrat. He was road commis- 
sioner of the town. In religion he was in early 
life a Universalist, afterward an Agnostic. Fie 
was a member of the Fort Fairfield Grange. 
He enlisted in the Twenty-second Maine Regi- 
ment and served over a year in the civil war, 
in 1862-63. He married'julia Ann Johnston, 
born February 8, 1823, died in Fort Fairfield, 
July 12, 1878. Children: i, Benjamin Went- 
worth, born March 25, 1849, died February 
18. 1891 ; he served three months in the civil 
war; married Angela Jones; daughter, Nellie 

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E., married Louis Scott. 2. Abigail Nancy, 
born January 8, 1S51 ; married John IL Avery, 
v.lio died April 15, 1905. at Fort Fairfield; 
children: Ada; Lillian, married Kutus Hig- 
gins ; John; William; Delbert H., of Tacoma ; 
Nettie, married Fred Ball; Luella A., married 
John ]\rcGill ; Mary E., married Orrison A. 
Brown ; Grace D., married Douglas Craig. 3. 
Steplien Russell (q. v.). 4. Edward, born 
May, 1853: married Harriet Ilitchins, of 
St. Stephen: resides at Eureka, California, 
police captain; children: Rex O.. of Seattle; 
George. Leon, Zelma, Alice, Helen. 5. Wil- 
liam Bradford, born Ar.gust, 1853; mairied 
Mary Peck ; resides at I'eshtigo, Wisconsin ; 
daughter Julia married a Mr. Hart. 6. Lyman, 
born 1857; farmer of Pcshtigo. 7. Dudley, 
born August 4, 1858; married Maria Lovely; 
lie was killed April 26. 1877, '" ^" accident, 
lumbering ; son Dudley, millwright of Presque 
■Isle. 8. Adella M.. born July. 1859; married 
Charles M. Waldron, of East Benton, Maine; 
children: Earl. Robert J., Elizabeth, Bessie. 
Joseph, deceased; Jennie. 9. Emma, died in 
infancy. 10. Joseph Augustus, mentioned be- 
low. II. Abraham Lincoln, born October, 
1864, died August 6, 18S9 : married Cora John- 
ston ; sou Harry, a farmei . 12. Kaac, men- 
tioned below. 

(XII) Joseph Augustus (2) Couanl, son of 
Joseph Augustus ( i) Conant, was born at Fort 
Fairfield, February II, 1862. He followed 
farming in his native town until 1882 when 
he went into the lumber business in Minnesota. 
In 1SS6 he went to Montana and three years 
' later returned to Fort Fairfield and bought a 
farm. In 1906 he sold his farm and bought a 
larger one in Presque Isle, containing two hun- 
dred and fifty acres, of which one hundred and 
seventy-five acres are in cultivation. In poli- 
tics he' is a Democrat ; in religion an Agnostic. 
He was a charter member of General Custer 
Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and he is a mem- 
ber of the Grange. He married, April 8, 1S91, 
Carrie C. Flannery (see Flannery II), horn 
■May 12, 1865, a school teacher in Fort Fair- 
field, Limestone and \Vashburn. beginning 
when but fourteen and continuing until her 
marriage ; member of the Grange, the \\'omen"s 
Relief Corps, and of the Episcopal church. 
Children: i. Bessie Arlene, born March 22, 
1892; teacher in the Gardner School. Presque 
Isle, member of the County and State Teachers' 
associations. 2. Thomas Reed, born Novem- 
ber 28, 1893. 3. Frank Lewis, born October 
15, 1895. 4. Madelyn Janice, born October 11, 

(XII) Isaac Conant, son of Joseph .\u- 
gustus ( I ) Conant, was born at Fort Fairfield, 
Alaine, June 14. i8f>7. He attended the public 

schools there until he was sixteen years old. 
He assisted his father on the homestead, to 
which he succeeded after his father died. He 
now owns four hundred acres of land, half of 
which is under cultivation. In politics he is a 
Democrat and he has served on the town com- 
mittee of his party. He attends the I'nitarian 
church, and is a member of I'rontier Lodge, 
PVee and Accepted Masons: charter member 
of Border Lodge, No. 83. Knights of I'ytliias, 
Fort Fairfield, of which he been ch.ancellor 
connnander, having filled the lower offices in 
succession. He is also a member of Fort Fair- 
field Lodge, Modern Woodmen of .America; 
and of the Aroostook \'alley Grange. Patrons 
of Husbandry. He married Delia I'lannery. 
sister of Mrs. Joseph .A.. Conant. She is a 
member of the Pythian Sisters, the Aroostook 
\'alley Grange and the Women's Christiar, 
Temperance Union. She attends the Epis- 
copal church. Children; Marion L., born .Au- 
gust 7, 1899 : Harold F., July i, 1902 ; A. Beryl, 
November 25, 1904; Joseph .A.., September 16, 
19 1 2. 

(The Weruworth I-ine). 

(I) Regin;i!d Wentworth, or Rynald de 
Wynterwade, lived at the time of the Norman 
conquest, ia'')6. The family was Saxon. 

(II) Henry Wentworth, son of Reginald 
Wentworth, succeeded his father in the lord- 
ship of Wentworth, in the Wapentake of 
Strafford, West Riding of Yorkshire. 

(HI) Richard Wentworth, son of Henry 
\\'entworth, was his heir. 

(I\') Michael Wentworth, son of Richard 
Wentworth, was succeeded by his son. 

( \") Henry (2) Wentworth, son of Michael 
Wentworth, was succeeded by Hugh. 

(\'I) Hugh Wentworth, son of Henry (2) 
Wentworth. died in i2iX). 

(A'lll William Wentworth, son of Hugh 
Wentworth, was succeeded by his son and heir. 

(\'III) Robert Wentworth, son of William 
Wentworth, married Emma Woodhousc, thus 
acquiring the estate for which the family was 
later known as the Wentworthsof Wentworth- 
Woudhouse. He lived in the reign of Henry 
III. and Edward I. 

(IX) \\'illiam {2) Wentworth, son of Rob- 
ert Wentworth, of Wentworth- Woodhousc, 
married Beatrice, daughter of Gilbert Thakel, 
of Yorkshire. Children; William, mentioned 
below ; Richard, prebendary of St. Paul's, 
bishop of London, 133S, and lord high chan- 
cellor of England same year, very distin- 
guished, died 1339. 

(X) William (3) Wentworth, son of Wil- 
liam (2") Wentworth, married (first) 1288, 
Dionysia, daughter of Peter de Rotherhe'd : 
married (second) Lucy, daughter of Sir .-\dani 

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Xcwinarch. He died in 1293, in the lifetime 
^,i his father, at whose death in 130S-09 the 
f;iniily estate went to William (NI). Chil- 
ilrcn by first wife: William, mentioned below; 
luini, married Alice Bissctt. 

(XI) William (4) Wentworth, son of Wil- 
liam (3) Wentworth, inherited Wentworth- 
Woodhonsc; married Isabel, daughter of Wil- 
liam Pollington. Esq., of Pollington, York- 
shire. Children : William, a knight, heir of 
the estate ; John, mentioned below. 

(XII) John Wentworth, son of William 
(4) Wentworth, of North Elmsall, Yorkshire, 
inlierited that estate from hi.-- uncle, John 
Wentworth, situated at no great distance from 
Wentworth- Woodhousc, in the parish of South 
Kirkby. about nine miles from Doncaster ; 
married Joan, daughter of Richard Tyas, of 
lUirghwallis, ■ Yorksliii e. 

(XIII) John (2) Wentworth, only son of 
John (i) Wentworth, married Agnes, sister 
and co-heir of Sir William Dronsfield, of \\'est 
P.retton, in Yorksliire ; was living in 1413. 
Sons: I'lhn, mentioned below; Roger, Thomas, 

(Xl\") John (3) Wentworth, Esq., son of 
John (2) \\'entwortli, of North Elmsall, mar- 
ried Joan (or Elizabeth, according to 'some 
authorities), daughter of Richard Beaumont, 
Esq.. of Whitley Hall, Yorkshire. Sons: 
John, mentioned below; Roger, \\'illiani. 

(X\') Johin (4) Wentworth, Esq., son of 
John (3) Wentworth, Esq., married Elizabeth, 
daughter of William Calverly, Esq., of Calver- 
ley, Yorkshire. Children: Jane, Thomas, men- 
tioned below. 

(X\'I) Tliomas Wentworth. son of John 
(4) Wentworth, Esq., of North Elmsall, mar- 
ried Jane, daughter of Oliver Mirfield, Esq.. 
of Howley, Yorkshire, by Isabel, daughter of 
Sir John Saville, Knt., of Methley Hall, York- 
shire. He died in 1522. Children: John, 
Roger, Oliver, mentioned below ; William, 
Thomas, daughter, mat ried William Hawks- 
worth, Esq. ; Isabel, married Sir Thomas 
Wentwoith, Knt., of Bretion, her kinsman. 

(XVII) Oliver Wentworth, son of Thomas 
Wentworth, lived at Eo.xhill, Lincolnshire, a 
parish extending to the Huniber. His will, 
dated December 7, 155S, was proved January 
28, 1559. Children: William, mentioned be- 
low ; Erancis. 

(XA'iri) William (5) Wentworth, son of 
Oliver Wentworth, lived in Waltham, Lincoln- 
shire; died ^.lay 22, 1574. Sons: Oliver: 
Thomas, bijrn 1554; Christoi:)her, mentioned 

(XIX) Christopher Wentuorth, ^on of Wil- 
liam (5) Wentworth, was born probably in. 
'556; married. August 19, 1583, Catherine, 

daughter of William Marbury. Esq., and 
Agnes (Lenton) Marbury, of Girsby, parish 
of Burgh-upon-Bain, Lincolnshire. He evi- 
dently moved frequently, as his children were 
baptized at five different places; Irby, Great 
(Irimsby. Conisholm. . Waltham and Lincoln. 
Children: William, mentioned below: .\nne, 
Eaith, Elizabeth. Erances, I'^rancis, died young ; 
Priscilla. Christopher, died young. 

(XX) William (6) Wentworth, son of 
Christopher Wentworth. was baptized at St. 
Peter, :it Gowts, in the city of Lincoln, Jime 
8. 1584: hved at .Mfdrd, 1(114 to 1620; mar- 
ried. Ss'ovcmbLr j8. 11)14, Susaima Fleming, 
widow, daughter of Edward Carter, of Well ; 
she married (first) July I, 1613, Uther, son 
of Robert and Jane Fleming. Children, bap- 
tized at Alford, after which he moved to Rigs- 
by : William, mentioned below ; Edward, Chris- 

(XXI) Elder William (7) \\'entworth, the 
American immigrant, son of William (6) 
Wentworth, was baptized at Alford. England, 
March 15, 1616. He came to Exeter, Xew 
Ilamiishire, with numerous relatives and 
friends. The first record found is his signa- 
ture to a compact drawn by Rev. John Wlieel- 
wright for the government of Exeter, July 4, 
1639. Elder Wentworth probably came over 
in 1637, with a party of Rev. Wheelwright's 
friends. In 1642, when \\'heelwright was ban- 
ished by Massachusetts from Exeter and went 
to Wells, Maine, Elder Wentworth and others 
in Exeter went with him. In 1642 Elder Went- 
worth was a juror in Wells, in the county cpurt 
at York; in 1648 constable; juror in 1647 3"'' 
1649. He removed to Dover, New Hamp- 
shire, in 1650, in the part later named Somers- 
worth, 1729, and RoUinsford in 1849. ^lost 
of his grants were in this vicinity. In 165 1 he 
was selectman of Dover, as well as in 1657, 
1660, 1664, 1665 and 1670; moderator, 1661 ; 
commissioner to end small causes, 1663; lot- 
layer in :657, 1660 and 1661 ; served on special 
cominittees of church and town. The office b)' 
which he is best known is that of ruling elder 
of the First Church of Dover, organized De- 
cember, 1G38. He was elected before 1655 
and served in the pastorates of Daniel ]^Iaud, 
John Reyner, John Reyuer Jr. and John Pike, 
more than forty years. He frequently preached 
in the absence of the f/astor, and officiated as 
minister at Cocheco in 1665-66: he seems to be 
the first per-on employed by public authority to 
preach within the limits of Dover. He preached 
often at Quamphegan, now South Berwick, 
Maine, and in Exeter in 1690 and 1693. I" 
March, i6<;)3. the town agreed with him to sup- 
ply the pulpit for a year, if he be able, and to 
pay him forty pounds for his services. In 

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1693 he gave his Cocheco farm to his son Ben- 
jamin, whose descendants still own some of 
the land. The story of the saving of Heard's 
Garrison by Elder '\\'ent\vorth is famous. On 
the evening of June 27, 16S9, squaws re- 
quested leave to sleep by the kitchen fires in 
the various garrison houses and were admitted 
to four of the garrisons, according to a com- 
mon practice. Just before dawn the Indian 
murderers were admitted by the squaws and 
in three of the houses they killed twenty-three 
and carried away twenty-nine captives. Elder 
Wentworth was awakened by the barking of a 
dog and found the liidians entering the open 
door, pushed them out and managed to hold 
the door until help came. Two bullets passed 
through the door above him. He returned to 
Dover, and died jNIarch 16, 1696-97. He mar- 
ried (first) Elizabeth Kenny, and (second) 

probably, Elizabeth , who survived him. 

Children: Samuel, born 164 1 : Gershom, Eze- 
kiel, John, mentioned below; Elizabeth, 1653; 
Paul, Sylvanus, Timothy, Sarah, Ephraim, 

(XXH) John (5) Wentworth, son of Elder 
William (7) Wentwonh, was born about 1650, 
and was in Dover, Xew Hampshire, from 166S 
to 1672; took the oath of fidelity. Tune 21, 
1669. He was of York, Maine, August 28, 
1699, ar.d agaiii in 1704 we find him located 
near Canton, ]^[assachusetts. He married 

Martha . Children: John, born 1675; 

Edward, Charles, Shubael, mentioned below ; 
Elizabeth, Abigail. ;\Iarv. 

(XXHI) Shubael Wentworth, son of John 
(5) Wentworth, settled in Stoughton, Massa- 
chusetts, and was town clerk. He married 
(first) April 11, 1717. Damaris Hawes, v.ho 
died at Stoughton, December 7, 1739; (sec- 
ond) September 10, 1741, Hannah Andrew, 
who died December i, 1759. He died in 1759. 
Children: David, born January 13, 1718; Han- 
nah, August 12, 1719; Catherine, 1721 ; Eze- 
kiel, May 26, 1723; Sion, mentioned below, 
James, April 13, 1727; Bathsheba; Amy, Feb- 
ruary 26, 1732; Lemuel, February 20, 173—; 
Benjamin, died in 1760. 

(XXIV) Sion Wentworth, son of Shubael 
Wentworth, was born 2^Iarch 31, 1725. died 
November 9, 1776. He was a blacksmith. He 
bought land at Xorwich, Connecticut, and at 
Warren, Massachusetts. He married Hannah 
Pettingill, who died January 29. 1780. She 
married (second) July 27, 1779, Joshua 
Whittemore. Children: Lemuel, born ^May 
28, 1754; Hannah, February 25, 1756; Shubael, 
January 29, 1759; Benjamin; Enoch, men- 
tioned below; Sion, May 30, 1769; Lydia. 

(XXV) Enoch Wentworth, son of Sion 
Wentworth, was born at Stoughton, now Can- 

ton, May 9, 1766. He removed to Maine in 
17S4. He married, at Friendship, January 4, 
1791, Azubah, daughter of Carpenter and 
Mary (Gay) Bradford. She was born at 
Truro, Nova Scotia, May 21, 1765, died at 
Gushing, Elaine, November i, 1823. He died 
there October 23, 1857. Children: Emily, 
born October 12, 1792; Nancy, born December 
29, 1794, married Isaac Conant (see Conant 
X) ; Alary, January 14, 1797; Lucy, December 
4, 1798; Sarah, December 6, 1799; Hannah, 
December 6, t8oi : Enoch, November 14, 1802; 
Charlotte, November 6, 1805; Benjamin, julv 
13, 1808. 

(The Flannery Line). 

(I) Thomas Flannery, grandfather of Mrs. 
Conant, was born in Dublin, Ireland, emigrated 
to this country soon after marriage, settled in 
New Brunswick, afterward in Fort Fairfield, 
Maine, where he was accidentally killed. He 
married Bridget Kane, born in Ireland, died in 
Fort Fairfield; she married (second) \\"illiam 
White. Children of Thomas Flannery ; Ann, 
John, Patrick, Thomas, mentioned below. 

(II) Thomas (2) Flannery, son of Thomas 
(1) Flaimery, was born on the St. John river. 
New Brunswick, April 16, 1826, died at Fort 
Fairfield, Maine, Jime 25, 1S85. He married, 
March, 1848, Phoebe Lovely, born ]\Iarch 28, 
1827, in Florenceville, New Brunswick, died 
at Fort Fairfield, Maine, April 23, 1892, daugh- 
ter of William Lovely, a native of New Bruns- 
wick. Mr. Flannery was a farmer of Fort 
Fairfield; a Democrat in politics, selectman of 
the town; member of the Free Will Baptist 
Church. He enlisted on the first call for vol- 
unteers in the civil war, but was rejected for 
physical disability. Children, born at Fort 
Fairfield: Isaac, born April 16, 1S49; William 
J., October 19, 1851; Maria, June 25, 1852; 
Agnes, February 4, 1S54; IMiilena, November 
I, 1S57; Daniel, April 19, 1863; Carrie C, 
married Joseph Augustus Conant (see Conant 
XII) ; Helen, December 11, 1868; Delia, July 
17, 1870, married Isaac Conant (see Conant 

(XII) Stephen Russell Conant, 
CONANT sonof Joseph A. Conant (q. v.), 

was born at Fort Fairfield, De- 
cember 22, 1851. He attended the public schools 
of his native town until he was fifteen years 
old. He assisted his father on the farm dur- 
ing his youth, leaving home at the age of 
eighteen. For nine years he was employed in 
lumbering and saw mills in Clearfield county, 
Pennsylvania. In the spring of 1879 he re- 
turned to Fort Fairfield and bought the farm 
on which his son Edward now lives. He now 
lives on another farm in Fort Fairfield. In 


., Jitics lie is a Democrat. He is a member of 
■:-c L'nitariaii church. He has been a member 
..! I'ort Fairfield Lodge of Odd Fellows since 
li-.c lirst year of its organization. He married, 
.April 13, 1879, at Fort Fairfield, Harriet L. 
policy, who was born in Franklin county, 
Maine, I\Lirch 27, 1S58, daughter of Henry A. 
l),i!ley, who was born in Holland. Maine, in 
i,'^J4,'and died in Augusta, ]\Liine, in April, 
iS6,5. Her father -was a carpenter by trade, 
.T!ul later a school teacher in Fort Fairfield. 
lU' married j\Iary Hogan, who was born in 
f.'unty Tipperary, Ireland, 1832, and died at 
l''o;t Fairfield, in February, 1S63. She came 
to this country at the age of sixteen years and 
lived at first in New York City. Children of 
.sU'phcn Russell Conant : i. Edward Lee, men- 
tioned below. 2. Alice May, born 2\Iay 14, 
1882; married Ray Johnson, of Fort Fairfield, 
where he is in business 'as a furniture dealer; 
children : Carl Johnson, born at Fort Fairfield, 
May 23. 1905; Harriet Johnson, July 19, 
upO; Harold Johnson, twin of Harriet, died 
in infancy; William Johnson, October 9, 190S. 
3. Mattie Eloise, born October 16, 1SS3; mar- 
ried Ray Haines, of Maple Grove, a farmer; 
children: Eloise Haines, born February 3, 
1910; Harriet Haines, ]March 27. ion. 4. Del- 
bert, born INIay 25, 1SS6; married Inez Devoe, 
of Fort Fairfield'; he is a farmer; children: 
Marjorie, born i\Iay 22, 1910; Adelaide, Octo- 
ber 24, 191 1. 5. William, born August 21, 
1S87; married Sarah Saunders, of Fort Fair- 
field; children: William, born December, 
1909; Lewis, IMarch, 1912; Mary Grace, born 
August 19, 1913. 6. Kathleen, born Janu- 
ary 17, 1890; married Fred E. Peterson, of 
Fort Fairfield, a blacksmith; children: Edwina 
Peterson, born October 16, 1910; Muriel 
Peterson, May 20, 1912; Gilbert Peterson, Jan- 
uary, 1913. 7. Hazel, born January 20, 1S93 ; 
married George McBride, of Fort Fairfield, 
a blacksmith; child, Alice Conant McBride, 
born December 21, 1912. 8. Benjamin Went- 
worth, born November 3, 1895; a blacksmith's 
apprentice. 9. Stephen Bernard, August 11, 

(XIII) Edward Lee Conant, son of Stepihen 
I'iiissell Conant, was born at Fort Fairfield, 
June 6, 1S80. He received his education there 
in the pubhc schools and assisted his father on 
the farm until he came of age. He then bought 
'•is father's farm, consisting of one hundred 
and si.xty acres, of which one hundred and 
twenty-five are under cultivation at the pres- 
ent time. He has about thirty-five acres of 
(■xcellent timber. In politics IMr. Conant is an 
independent Democrat. In religion he is a 
' "litarian. He is a member of Fort Fairfield 
''range. Patrons of Husbandry; and of the 

Knights of Pythias of Fort Fairfield. He mar- 
ried Annie Dorsey, January 12, 1908, at Fort 
Fairfield. Children: John Stephen, born No- 
vember I, 1909; Elizabeth Louise, October 14, 
191 1. 

John S. Dorsey, father of ^Irs. Conant, was 
born at P'ort Fairfield, lAbruary 5, 1855, and 
has been a farmer there all his acti\'e life. In 
politics he is a Democrat. He married, April 
24, 1881, at Fort P^airfidd, Elizabeth Under- 
wood, who was born at Andover, New P.runs- 
wick, March 13, i&M. She was educated there 
in the public schools. She is a communicant 
of the Roman Catholic church. jMr. Dorsey 's 
home is in the village of I'^ort Fairfield. Chil- 
dren of John S. and Elizabeth Dorsey: i. Eliz- 
abeth Aldora, born August 27, 1882, died at 
Fort Fairfield, April 28, 1907, unmarried. 2. 
Susan, born May 4, 18S5; married Jerome 
ilcLaughlin, of Limestone, iMaine, a farmer 
of that town; children: Eva and Bessie Mc- 
Laughlin. 3. Annie, born January 3, 1SS7, 
married Edward Lee Conant, mentioned above. 
4. Romey, born July 31, 18S9; married, April 
15, 1912, Mary Evalina iMcIiugh, of Ploulton, 
Maine, born May 24, 18S9, now living in P~ort 
Fairfield, on the homestead. 5. John Edward, 
born April 19, 1S93. 

William L^nderwood, father of Elizabeth, 
was born in Donegal, Ireland, in 1S07, and 
died at Costigan, province of New Brunswick, 
Canada, October 14, 1869. Pie emigrated to 
Canada with his parents, who located at An- 
dover, New Brunswick. He was a farmer in 
that province all his active life, a Conservative 
in politics, and a communicant of the Roman 
Catholic church. Pie married Mary Gibson, 
who was born at Latram, Ireland, JNIarcIi 17, 
1821, died at Costigan, New Brunswick, July, 
1S98, also a Roman Catholic in religion. Chil- 
dren, all born in New Brunswick: i. William 
L'nderwood, died young. 2. 'J'homas L'nder- 
wood, accidentally killed at the age of thirty- 
three years, while making railroad ties ; unmar- 
ried. 3. Becky Underwood, resides at Tilley 
Settlement, New Brunswick; married Albert 
Dumas, a farmer, Canada. 4. Mary Ann 
L'liderwood, married Frank McDonakl, a 
farmer of Fort P"airficld, wdiere she now lives. 
6. Mattie Underwood, married Thomas Sulli- 
van, a farmer now of Costigan. 7. Elizabeth 
L'nderwood, married John S. Dorsey, men- 
tioned above. 8. Susan L'nderwood, married 
James McDonald, a fanner of Limestone, 
Maine, where she now lives a widow. 

Edward Dorsey, father of John S. Dorsey, 
was born ilarch 13, 1824, at P'ort P'airfield and 
died on the old homestead of his family in 
March. 1876. Pie followed farming there all 
his active life. In politics he was a Democrat. 



He married Hannah Doyle, who was born in 
Ireland, and is now living in Portsmouth, New 
Hampshire, aged eighty-four years (1913). 
Children of Edward and Hannah Dor;ey:"i. 
Miles Dorsey, born May, 1S4S; married Alary 
Ann AlcShay, of Fort Fairlield, who died iii 
July, 1912; he is a real estate dealer and 
farmer. 2. Edward Dorsey, born i8so; mar- 
ried Alice Webb, of Fort Fairfield, deceased; 
he has a Hvery stable in Fort Fairticld, and 
owns several farms. 3. Hannah Dorsey, born 
November. 1S53, died February, iSgo; mar- 
ried Samuel Colbath. of Kennebec county, 
Maine; he is a farmer in Fort Fairfield. 4. 
John, bom February 5, 1855; married Eliza- 
beth Underwood, mentioned above. ^. Mich- 
ael, born May, 1858, a farmer of Fort Fair- 
field; married Mary Barker, of New Bruns- 
wick. 6. Annie Dorsey, born August 26, 1865 ; 
died October 2, 1SS2. 7. George Dorsev, born 
October, 18.07, resides on the homestead, un- 

The Wright family of Worces- 

WRIGHT ter, Alassachusetts, of whom 
the Hon. George M. Wright, 
inayor of the city, is the present representative, 
is descended from John Wright, of \\'oburn, 
who was among the first settlers of Chelms- 
ford, Massachusetts, where all of his children 
w^ere born. He married, in 16&1. Abigail War- 
ren, of Woburn, Massachusetts. Children: 
John, of whom further; Joseph, born 1663; 
Ebenezer, 1665; Jacob, 1667; Abigail, 166S; 
Priscilla, 1671 ; Josiali, 1674; Samuel, 168^; 
Lydia, ]GS6. 

(H) John (2), son of John (i) and Abi- 
gail (Warren) Wright, was born in 1662. He 
married (first) Alary Stevens, (second) Han- 
nah Fletcher. Children by first wife : Jacob, 
born i6c>2, died young; Ebenezer. born '1693; 
Edward, 1695; Jacob, of whom further; 
Henry, 1700; John and Mary, twins, 1701, 
died young. Children by second wife: Han- 
nah, born 1704; ihomas, 1707; Simeon, about 

(HI) Jacob, son of John (2) and Alary 
(Stevens) Wright, was born in 1698. He set'- 
tled in the northern part of Westford, Alassa- 
chusetts, on the farm recently owned by Brad- 
ley V. Lyon. He married' Abigail . 

Children: Sarah, born 1721 ; John, 1723: Eph- 
raim, of whom further; AlaVy, 1727; Sarah, 
1730; Jacob, 1732; Pcletiah.' 1734; Joseph. 
1736; Benjamin. 173S. died. 1 741. 

(IV) Ephraim.. son of Jacob and Abigail 
Wright, was born in 1725-26. He married, in 
1751, Abigail \'\'hittemore. of Dunstable. Chil- 
dren : Abraham, born 17^2. d''ed same vear ; 
Abigail, 1753; Ruth. 17;:;; Sarah, 1757,' died 

1762; ICphraim, of whom further; Nathan, 
1763; Lydia. 1765, married, 17S4, Andrew 
Fletcher; Jothain, 1767; Hannah, 1770, died 
1775 : Jacob, 1772. 

(,\' ) Ephraim (2), son of I'-jihraim ( i) and 
-Abigail (Whittcmore) Wright, was born in 
1761. He removed to Littleton, Alassaclui- 
setts. He married Alary Blodgett. Children; 
Abigail, born 1786, married Elisha Fletcher, 
of Littleton; Alary, born 178S, died 1814, un- 
married; Sarah, born 1791, married [acub " 
Harrington, of Shirley, Alassachusetts ; "Eph- 
raim, of whom further; Abram, born 1797, 
died 1S27, married Alaria Hildreth; Imlah, 
born 1799, removed to Antrim, New Hamp- 
shire; Jesse, born 1802, married Airs. Alehi't- 
able Davis; James Alansur, born 1807, died 

(\I) Ephraim (3), son of Ephraim (2) 
and Alary (Blodgett) Wright, was born in 
1793- He married, in 1S20, Asenath Fletcher. 
Children: Alary Metcher, born 1821, died 
1S26; Henry Otis, born 1S24, died 1835; 
Abram, born 1828, resided in Clinton, Alassa- 
chusetts, married Airs. Ann Eliza Wood; 
George Fletcher, of whom further; Alary 
Alzina, born 1833, died 1S34; Alartha Asenath, 
born_i835, married (first) Sampson Fletcher, 
of Westford, and had two children, (second) 
William H. Savage, no children; Sarah Pea- 
body, born 1838, married Artemas W. Cum- • 

(\II) George Fletcher, son of Ephraim (3) 
and Asenath (Fletcher) Wright, was born July 
25, 1S31, and died Alay 30, 1903. His early 
life was passed in Westford. In 1850 he was 
senior member of the firm of Wright & Burt, 
manufacturers of "horse-powers," later known 
as treatl mills, at Harvard, Alassachusetts, later 
going to Clinton, Alassachusetts. For tv/enty 
years prior to going into business for himself 
Air. Wright served as master mechanic for the 
pioneer makers of wire cloth in the United 
States. He then established his own industry 
and from a small beginning, without any assist- 
ance outside of his own family, built up the 
immense business of the present Wright Wire 
Company of Worcester. Alassachusetts, which 
is of national fame. The enterprise was first 
launched in Palmer, Alassachusetts, and was 
from the first a family affair. Air. Wright hav- 
ing been faithfully assisted by his two sons, 
George AI. and Herbert N. Wright. W'nh only 
a few thousand dollars of working capital they 
began to put their plans into concrete form, 
and from the beginning realized that their 
eliforts would meet with ultimate success. A 
few years of earnest endeavor were sufficient 
to cause the Wright Wire Company to out- 
grow entirely the limited facilities of the orig- 

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.,i;,l jihuit, and in 1SS9 the business was trans- 
j.;..ntiil bodily to Worcester, which was a 
tcn>K"'^"^'^ center for tlie wire business and 
.ilTerc'd far better accommodations for carry- 
i:il; on tlie manufacture. Operations were con- 
ducted here for four years, when the steadily 
j;rowiiig \ohmie of business again made the 
-(.■curing of more room imperative. Once more 
i 'aimer was looked upon with favor, and a 
|;irgc wire drawing plant in this town was pur- 
chased and quickly put into operation. This, 
of course, was in addition to the Worcester 
plant, which was still operated at its full capac- 
ity, being enlarged yearly by the erection of 
new buildings and machinery. Mr. Wright 
realized from the first the great possibilities of 
ihe wire manufacture and the unlimited uses 
to which wire could be successfully applied, 
and the result is the Wright \Mre Company 
i.N to-day one of the greatest enterprises of the 
kind in the United States. At his death in 
1903 Mr. Wright was succeeded in the presi- 
dency of the firm by his eldest son, his second 
son becoming vice-president and treasurer. 

Mr. \\Vight married, September 13. i860. 
Harriet Elizabeth Wright, born .April 10. 1S41, 
at Littleton, Massachusetts, daughter of Eze- 
kiel Conant and Susan (Stevens) \\'right (see 
Wright \T) ; she was also a direct descendant 
through her father's matei'nal hue of John 
Prescott (see Prescott). Mr. and Mrs. Wright 
had two children: George Merrill, of whom 
further: Herbert N., of whom further. 

(\'1II) George ^Merrill, son of George 
Fletcher' and Harriet Elizabeth (Wright) 
Wright, was born in Clinton, Massachusetts, 
April 12, 1S65. He received an excellent edu- 
cation, the foundation of which was laid in 
the public schools of Clinton ; he then attended 
the high school there, later the Foster Busi- 
ness College, and this was followed by a short 
term at Monson Academy. .At the conclusion 
of his studies he worked with his father for 
three years in order to master the details of 
the business. After accomplishing this his ad- 
vancement was very rapid, and at tlie age of 
twenty-one years he became general manager 
of the Wright Wire Cloth Company, which 
ofifice he has held continuously ever since. 
When he was twenty-three years old he trav- 
eled and sold goods on the road, subsequently 
becoming treasurer of the company and after- 
wards vice-president. For the first si.x years 
of his connection with the business the style of 
the firm was the Wright Wire Cloth Company; 
after that for ten years it was known as the 
Wright and Colton Wire Cloth Company, be- 
coming in 1902 the Wright Wire Company, 
the name by which it is at present kn'uvn. 

Cpon the death of his father in 1903 Mr. 

Wright succcedcil to the presidency uf the 
company which was thus so largely built up 
by the activities of father and sons aiul con- 
tinued the broad policies already established. 
He has now been identified with the firm for 
a period of more than thirty years, during 
which its growth has been phenomenal, so that 
it stands to-day among the very largest of the 
manufacturers of woven wire fabrics in the 
L'nited Stales. In 1903 the increase in pros- 
perity necessitated a third factory to be de- 
voted to tlie manufacture of wire rope, and 
required a number of large additions to both 
the other factories. The manufacture of wire 
rope and calile is now carried on exclusively 
at Palmer, where another mill was purchased 
and several departments transferred from the 
Worcester establishment. The Worcester plant 
is now devoted exclusively to the weaving and 
galvanizing of wire cloth and netting. 

The steady expansion in equipment, products 
and sales has been accelerated under the presi- 
dency of ]\Ir. Wright, who lias so ably ad- 
vanced the business from its very beginning. 
From a capital stock of $20,000 at the time it 
was first organized as a Massachusetts corpor- 
ation the amount of capita! all paid in reached 
the sum several years ago of $650,000, since 
which time the volume of business has in- 
creased a quarter of a million dollars. ' The 
mills are not only splendidly eiiuippcd for the 
manufacture of all the conceivable products of 
the wire industry, but are most excellently 
manned, many of the company's employees 
having been in the service for periods ranging 
all the way from ten to twenty-seven years, 
and all earnest in their praises of ^Ir. Wright 
as an employer. There are about nine hun- 
dred hands in all engaged in the mills, the 
aimual pay roll amounting to $500,000. In 
Palmer alone the company owns forty-two 
acres of land. It has sales oflfices and ware- 
houses in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, 
Pittsburgh, Chicago and San F'rancisco, and 
lias a remarkably fine selling force in the field. 

Mr. Wright has become identified with the 
interests of the city of Worcester in many 
ways, and is one of the luost public-spirited 
citizens who has ever resided there. He was 
elected to the common council in i!)00-oi, 
serving on the committees on education, water, 
and finance. In 1C)02 he was elected to the 
board of aldermen, serving on the committees 
on water, fire department, military affairs, 
street lighting and as trustee of the City Hos- 
pital, in 1912 he was elected mayor of the 
city of Worcester, and has proved one of the 
most efficient and popular public servants ever 
installed in this community. He is liberal in 
his opinions, broad-minded, couragfoub and 


honest, and is a thoroughly tit man for the 
large responsibilities with which he has been 
entrusted, being a business man of wide and 
snccessful experience. lie is the first mayor 
of the city to represent its wire industry. In 
December, 1913, he was reelected mayor by 
the largest plurality ever given a mayor at any 
city election. 

^Ir. Wright is a very popular man socially, 
and is a member of a number of clubs and 
associations. He is a member of Central 
Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 
and Athelstan Lodge of Free and Accepted 
]\Lasons, and has attained the thirty-second de- 
gree in that order; also a member of the 
\\'orcester Automobile Club, of the Conti- 
nentals, the Worcester Club and Rotary Club, 
and is a member, as are also his wife and chil- 
dren, of the riethany Congregational Church. 
:\Ir. Wright married ^linnie E. Searle, 
daughter of John F. and Emeline Searle. Chil- 
dren : I. George Francis, born June i, 1S92; 
educated primarily in the public schools and 
finishing with a course at the Bryant & Srat- 
ton Business School, where he was distin- 
guished by his accomplishments in mathe- 
matics, bookkeeping and penmanship, develop- 
ing also marked mechanical ability. He is 
now acting superintendent of Wright \\ ire 
Company's mill Xo. 2, at Palmer, INIassachu- 
setts. 2. Ralph Wyman, born August 12, 1S94; 
educated in the public schools and under pri- 
vate tutorship. 3. Florence 3>Iarian. born in 
November, 1895; ^ P"P'l ^^ ^^'^^ South high 
school, and now at the Emma Willard School 
for Girls in Troy, New York. 

(VIII) Herbert N., son of George Fletcher 
and Harriet Elizabeth (Wright) Wright, was 
born in Clinton, IMassachusetts, ^March 13, 
1867. His education was received in ^lassa- 
chusetts, being begun in the public schools of 
Clinton, which was follov.'ed by a course in 
the high school there. He then removed to 
Worcester, where he remained for eight or 
nine months, and he passed the following six 
years or so of his life at Palmer, Ma;.sachu- 
setts, where for a brief period he attended 
Alonson Academy. After concluding his 
studies there he entered upon his business 
career, working in the mill of the Palmer Wire 
Goods Company, which was established with 
his father, he acted as general manager. It 
was not until 1885, when the family were in 
full control of the business, that the name was 
changed to the Wright Wire Cloth Company. 
The growth of the business and his connection 
with it has been given in full in preceding 
paragraphs. As a business man probably none 
stands in higher esteem in the community 
Mr. Wright" and in social circles his inl'luence 

is keenly and widely felt. Fie is a member of 
the Worcester Chamber of Commerce, where 
he has serveil the chamber on committee on 
foreign relations. He is also a strong moral 
factor in the circle in wliich he moves, being 
a member of the Young Men's Christian .■\^^^^)- 
ciation, and of the Congregational Club. He 
is an attendant of the Adams Square Congre- 
gational Church. 

Mr. Wright married, December 16, 191 r, 
Edith .\.thena Barber, daughter of Orland.u 1). 
and ]\Iary Fidelia (Fessenden) Barber, of 
Townscnd, Massachusetts (see Barber). Mr. 
and I\Irs. Wright have one child, Harriet I'rcs- 
cott, born F'ebruary 20, 1913- 

(The Wright Line). 

:Mrs. George Fletcher Wright, mother of the 
Wright brothers above mentioned, is also a 
descendant of John Wright, of Woburn, and 
his son, John Wright, given above, her descent 
being traced through Henry, of whom further. 

(III) Henry, son of John and Mary 
(Stevens) Wright, was born in 1700. He 
married Esther Adams. Children: Hannah, 
born 173U, married, in 1749, John Underv.'ood ; 
Henry, of whom further; Sybil, born 1734; 
Olive, 1736; Rachel, 173S; Eunice, 1740; 
Philip, 1742; ]\Iary, 1745; Sarah, 1747; Hul- 
dah, 1749, married, 1771, Sam.pson Warren, 
of Littleton. "^ 

(IV) Henry (2), son of Henry (i) and 
Esther (Adams)' \\'right. was born in 1732. 
Fie married, 1753, Sarah Spaulding. Children: 
Mary, born 1753; Thankful, 1754; Stephen, 
of whom further; Bridget, 1760; Esther, 1762, 
married, 17S3, Jonathan Johnson Jr.; Rebecca, 
1763; Sarah, '1765; Henry, 1767; Hannah, 
176S; Abel, 1770; Elijah, 1771, removed to 

(V) Stephen, son of Henry (2) and Sarah 

(Spaulding) Wright, was be 

removed to Littleton, Massachusetts. He mar- 
ried, April 5, 1787, Sarah Prescott.born March 
31, 17O5, died at Shelburne, Massachusetts. 
September 21, 1817, daughter of Timothy and 
Lvdia (Fletcher) Prescott (see Prescott V). 
Children: i. Stephen, born at Ashby, Massa- 
chusetts, October 28, 178S, died at Ludlow, 
\'ermont, Nove:nbcr 6, 1857 ; married, March 
8, 1S09, Zebiah Richardson, of V/estford, who 
died October 11, 1853. 2. Sally, born_i7gi, 
died 1834; married, February 7, 1815, Nathan 
Wright, of Shelburne. 3. Lucy, born .-\ugu:^t 
4, 1795; married, October 8, 1820, Jacob Pool 
Kellogg, of Shelburne. 4. Ezekiel Conant^ of 
whom further. 5. Lydia. born 1799. died 1S17, 
unmarried. 6. Mary, born November i, iSoi. 
died April 20. 1857; married, October ^3'^. 
1832, Gilbert Farmer, born March 14. i?o-- 

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at Tewksbury, Massachusetts. 7. Rebecca, 
born 1S03. died 1817. 8. Timntliy Prescott, 
born September 23, 1806; removed to P.oston 
in 1S58; married, October 2, 1832, Ehiora. 
daughter of Ebenezer and Hannaii (Wait) 
I'rescott, born February 19, 1806, died at I!os- 
ton, May 13. 1861. 9. Elizabeth, born Febru- 
ary 8, 1809; married, November it, 1S33, 
Nahum Childs, of Wilton, New Hampshire. 

(VI) Ezekicl Conant, sou of Stephen and 
Sarah (Prescott) Wright, was born May 26, 
1797, died August 13, 1S56. lie married, 
March 8, 1821, Susan Stevens, of Chelmsford, 
daughter of Sampson Stevens, born December 
12, 1796. died June 20. 1868. Children: i. 
Susan Emily Hester, born January 8, 1822, 
died July 26, 1856; married, j\Iay 27, 1852, 
George \\'. Wood, and had two children. 2. 
Ezekie! Atwood, born January 20, 1824, died 
P'ebruary iS. i860; married, December 26, 
1852, Hannah E. Files, who died November 
8, 1S58, leaving one child. Susan Emily, born 
July 26, 1858, lives in Chelmsford, married 
Frank ^ifarshall, and has one daughter, Rachel. 
3. Sarah Maria, born January 24, 1826; mar- 
ried. May 22, 1851, James A. Parker: had 
four children, two of whom died, the surviving 
children being Eugene Blanchard Parker, liv- 
ing in Cuthbert, Georgia, ha? charge of th.e 
Parker Railway News Company, n.arried Eliz- 
abeth Conant, of Littleton, Massachusetts, and 
their children were: George A., died aged 
twenty. Roger Conant and Donald ; Emily F., 
married Harry Greenwood, and they have one 
son, Wallace Wright Greenwood, a student at 
Clark College. 4. Atwill Freeman, born Feb- 
ruary 18, 1829; married, ]May 30. 1861, Fran- 
ces S. Manahan; children: Fred Walter, of 
Chelmsford and Washington, D. C, and John, 
of Westford, engaged in the Boston office of 
the Appleton Mills. 5. Nahum Harwoo 1, born 
September 15, 1831 : married, November 26, 
1S57, Abbie P. F.^Livingston, born December 
31, 1836; children: Henrv Merrill, a teacher 
in th.e English High School, Boston, married 
and has one son, and Harwood Livingston. 6. 
Stephen Eugene, born June 25, 1834; married 

Ahce -; had four children. 7. Merrill 

Stevens, born July 19, 1837; served in civil 
war : married Mrs. Eliz.abeth French : no chil- 
dren. 8. Harriet Elizabeth, born April 16, 
184T ; married George Fletcher Wright (see 
Wright VH). 

(The Prescott I.lne). 

Although the direct lineage of the American 
family of this name cannot be traced back 
further than the time of Queen Elizabeth, it 
is well known that Prescott was an ancient 
name in Lancashire, England. James Pres- 

cntt. of .^tandi^h, of that county, was one of 
th.e gentlemen rciuired by order of Queen 
]'21izai)elh, in 13^4. to keep in readiness horses 
and armor, llis son. Sir James, was created 
lord of the manor of Dryby, in Lincolnsliire, 
and bad arms granted him as follows: Ermine, 
a chevron sable, on a chief of the second two 
leopards' heads, or. Crest: Out of a ducal 
coronet or, a boar's head and neck, argent, 
bri.'-tled of the In si. Sir James had a son, 
Roger, who lived in ."^lieringlon, in the parish 
of Standi.'^h, and had a son, Ralph, baptized 
in 1571-72, who live in Sherington, and had a 
son, John, who became the direct ancestor of 
the family in .America. 

(I) John Prescott, son of Ralph Presc>)lt, 
was bajitized at .Standish. Englai;d, in 160-I.-05. 
He married, January 21, 1629, at Wygan, 
Lancashire, Mary Platts. Owing to religious 
persecution he came to .\merica with his wife 
and children, landing first at Barbadoes, in 
163S, where he became a landowner. In 1640 
he came to New TLngland, landing at Boston, 
Massachusetts, and settling at Watertown, 
where he had large grants of land allotted him. 
Children, all of whom except one lived to 
great age and had large families : ^lary, bap- 
tized iCr^o; Martha, 1632; John, 1633; Sarah, 
i('i37; Hannah, 1639; Lydia, born 1641 ; Jona- 
than, probaI)ly 1643: Joseph, about i<"h5 ! 
Jonas, of whom further. 

(II) Jonas, son of John and Mary (Platts) 
I'rescott, was born at Lancaster, Alassachu- 
setts. June, 1648, died December 31, 1723. 
He settled in Groton; he was a blacksmith; he 
assisted in rebuilding tiie town after its de- 
struction by Indians ; was town clerk, select- 
man, captain of militia, justice of the peace, 
and representative in the general assembly, 
I ('199 and 1705. He married, December 14, 
ir>72, Mary, daughter of John anil Mary 
(Draper) Loker. Children: Mary, born 1674, 
married Benjamin Farnsworth ; Elizabeth, 
1676. married l^leazer Green; Jonas, of whom 
further; Nathaniel, 1680, died ifiSi ; Dorothy, 
ifi8i, married John \'arnum; James, 1684, 
died young; Sarah, 1686, married John Long- 
ley; Abigail. 1688, married James Parker; 
Martha. 1690, married Shubael Hobert; Sus- 
aiinah, 1691, married William Lawrence; Deb- 
orah, 1694, ni-Trricd Samuel Parker; Benja- 
min, 1696, married Abigail Oliver, died 1738. 

(III) Jonas (2), son of Jonas ( I ) and Alary 
(I,oker) 'Prescott, was born October 26, 1678, 
died September 12, 1750. He lived at Forge 
X'illage, since included in Westford; erected 
iron forges, improved Stony Brook, v>-as cap- 
tain of militia, justice of the peace, and repre- 
sented the town in the general court. 1720. 
He married (first) October 15, lOyj, Thank- 

^I (17 J 


fill Wheeler, of Concord; (second) Aiiril 30, 
171S, .Mary Page, born 16S7, died 17S1. Chil- 
dren: Ebenezer, born 1700, married JIannah 
Farnsworth; Jonas, of whom further; Thank- 
ful, 1705, married Timothy Spalding; iMary, 
171 1, married Josejjh Stone; Sarah, 1712. mar- 
ried Deacon Samuel Minot ; Dorcas, 1714, mar- 
ried Deacon Samuel ]\linot, husband of her 
sister Sarah. 

(1\") Jonas (31, son of Jonas (2) and 
Thankful (Wheeler) i'rescott, was born Jan- 
uary 26, 1703, died Sepiembcr 9, 1 78-). at West- 
ford, where lie had lived as a farmer, and 
where he served as justice of the peace. He 
married (first) April 30, 1726, Elizabeth 
Spalding, (second) in 1731, Elizabeth Howard, 
of Chelmsford, (third) Rebecca Jones, widow 
of Benjamin Barrett, of Concord. Children 
by first wife: Jonas, born 1727, married Re- 
becca Bulkley; Timothy, of whom further. 
By second wife: Elijah, born 1732; Elizabeth, 
1734, married Zachariah Hildreth; Isaac and 
Benjamin, died young. By third wife: Esther, 
born 1742, married Colonel David Goodhue; 
Sarah, 1744, married Abraham Taylor; John, 

1752, married Martha Abbott. 

(V) Timothy, son of Jonas (3) and Eliza- 
beth (Spalding) Prescott, vras born Decem- 
ber I, 172S, died April 30, 180S. at Westford. 
He was a farmer and miller; selectman for 
fourteen years; member of Congregational 
church. He married (first) February 12, 

1753, Lydia Fletcher, born 1734. died }.iay 1, 
1798, daughter of Gershom and Lydia (Town- 
send) Fletcher, granddaughter of Joshua and 
Dorothy (Hall) Fletcher, great-granddaughter 
of Joshua and Grissies (Jewell) Fletcher, 
great-great-granddaughter of William and 
Lydia (Bates) Fletcher, and great-great-great- 
granddaughter of Robert Fletcher, the immi- 
grant, born in England, and settled at Con- 
cord, Massachusetts, in 1630. with his three 
sons, Luke, William and Samuel. :Mr. Pres- 
cott married (second) July 10, iSoo, Widow- 
Rebecca Boynton. Children, all by first wife: 
Lydia, born 1754, died 1812, married (first) 
Tosiah Conant, (second) Jonathan Pierce; 
Timothy, born 1755. died 1759; Esther, born 
1757, died 1759; Lucy, born 1759, died same 
year; Annie, born 1761, died 1821, married 
Elnathan Reed; Isaiah, born 1763, married 
(first) Betsy Wright, of Littleton, (second) 
Widow Bird, (third) Widow Matik'a French; 
Sarah, born 1765, married Stephen Wright, of 
Littleton (see \\'right \') : Elijah, born 1767, 
married Eunice Walker; Ruth, born 1769, 
married Abel White: Amos, born 1771, mar- 
ried PoUv Emerson; Olive, born 1774, married 
Caleb Parker. 

Note — '"r'rcscott Genealogy" gives dates of 

Stephen \\'right, of Littleton, who married 
Sarah Prescott, as born .May 24, 17(14, died 
February 16, 1857. Hodgman"s "History of 
Westford. Mass.," gives date of birth, 1758, 
as used in Wright line \'. The same history 
also gives F^pliraim as grandfather of George 
Fletcher Wright, not Jesse. 

(The Baib.T Line). 

George Barber, the immigrant ancestor, was 
born in England about 1615, and ' came to 
.\merica perhaps on the ship "Transport," July 
4, 1636, having a certificate from his minister 
at Gravesend, England, of conformity to the 
laws. He settled at Dedham, Massachu^etts, 
and was a townsman there December 10, 1640. 
He belonged to the .Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company of Boston in 1646. He 
was captain of a militia company. In 1647 he 
took th.e freeman's oath. He was an original 
proprietor, and one of the foremost settlers in 
Medfield, formerly part of Dedham. In No- 
vember, 165 1, he contracted with the select- 
men of 3iledfield to build a mill for the supply 
of the town on Mill brook, below Elm street. 
He sold the mill the following year to Henry 
Adams. In 1652 he was on a committee to 
lay out highways and cut timber along \'ine 
brook. In 1G63 he was appointed by the town 
to beat the drum which gave signal to the set- 
tlers of Indian alarms and of all gathermgs m 
the meeting house. He was called upon fre- 
quently to settle estates. He served ten years 
on the board of selectmen and was the chief 
military officer of the town. He was town 
clerk for twenty-three years, and deputy to 
the general court for four years. His home 
was on Main street, near the Bradford Curtis 
farm. Fie married (first) September 24, 1642, 
Elizabeth Clark, who died December 22, 16S3. 
Fie married (second) Joan (Faxon) Fisher, 
widow of .Anthony Fisher. He died in Med- 
field, .April 13, 1685. Children of first wife: 
Elizabeth, born 1641, died December 20, 1643; 
Mary, June 27, 1643; Mary, November 31, 
1644'; Samuel, June 11, 1646; John, January 
13, 1649: Elizabeth, February 11, 1651 ; Han- 
nah, .\pril 16. 1654: Zachariah, mentioned be- 
low ; Abigail, October 20, i('i59. 

(II) Zachariah Barber, son of George Bar- 
ber, was born in Medfield, Massachusetts, Sep- 
tember 29. 1656. He was a farmer at Med- 
field. He married, .-\ugust 30, 1683, .-\biel 
Ellis, born October 15, 1662, died at Medfield, 
.April 14, 1716. Their children were: Benoni, 
born September 9. 1684, died September 23, 
1684; Zachariah, mentioned below; Joseph, 
October 4. 1687; Abiel, .April 4, 1691 ; John, 
October 12. 1693; Ruth, March 5, iCoyc/j; 
Thomas, July 2, 169S, died January 12, 1704- 

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,,5: EliKabetli, July 5, 1700; Mary, .May 26, 

(III) Zachariah (2) Barber, son of Zach- 
nriah (i) Barber, was bora October ly, 1(185. 
He married (first) December 14, 1717, Deb- 
orah I'artridge, who died July 12, 1723. He 
married (second) February 17. 1725. Mary 
Allen, who afterward married \\'illiani Alanii, 
of Wrentham, 2ilassachusetts. He lived in 
Mcdficld. Children, born in ^Icdficld: Zacli- 
ariah, born February 10. 1719; Deborah, No- 
\ ember 8, 1720; Elisha, mentioned below. 

(1\') Elisha Barber, son of Zachariah (2) 
Barber, was born in ^ledfield. Massachusetts. 
November 23, 1722, died July 7, 1803. He 
married, July 10, 1751, Silence Fairbanks, bom 
February 26, 1727, died November 14, 1804, 
aged seventy-seven years. He settled on the 
farm of Captain Josc])h Morse, deceased, in 
Sherborn, [Massachusetts, now or lately owned 
by Walter Barber. Children : Zachary, mar- 
ried Patience Whitney; Deborah, born ]\Iay 
3. 1754; Sarah, March 17, 1756; Elisha, men- 
tioned below; George. ^larch 9, 1761 ; Oliver, 
January 26, 1763; Silence, October 18, 1765. 

(V)' Elisha (2) Barber, son of Ehsha (n 
Earlier, was born in Sherborn. May 31, 1758. 
He married, October 16, 17S3. [Martha Bill- 
iard. Children: Julia, born February 5, 17S6. 
died September 22. 1806; Rebecca. March 3, 
1789; X'trnal, [March 3, 1794; Caroline. [March 
22, 1795; Elisha Dana, mentioned below; 
Julius, [November 11, 1806, died same day. 
Elisha Barber was a soldier in the revolution 
from Sherborn, a private in Captain Samuel 
King's company. Colonel Josiah Whitney's 
regiment, serving five months and five days in 
1776, at Hull, Massachusetts. He entered the 
Continental army, June 5. 17S0. at the age of 
twenty-two years, according to the old rolls, 
on which he is described as of light complexion, 
five feet, seven inches in heiglu. He was-dis- 
charged December 16, 1780. (See Massachu- 
setts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution, 
p. 585. vol. i). 

(VI) Elisha Dana Barber, son of Elisha 
(2) Barber, was born at Sherborn. September 
15. 1803. Fie settled in Townsend. Massachu- 
setts, where descendants are now living. He 
married, April 10, 1S27. Sarah Dix. daughter 
of Benjamin Dix. She died October 10. 18S6. 
He served nine months during the war for the 
Inion in Company H, Fourth Massachusetts 
Heavy Artillery. He died July 9. 1SS5. Chil- 
dren, born at Townsend: i. Eugene Lucette. 
born May 26, 1828: married, January 8. 1856. 
Alma AI. Curtis ; he died January 15,' iSo7- -■ 
Folly Ann, born April 29. 1S32; married 
(first) Luther A. Shattuck, (second) Edwin 
A. Fessenden ; died in [Milford, [Massachusetts, 

January, 1913. 3. Orlando Dix, mentioned be- 
l.)w. 4. Manila, bom [March 2y, 1837; mar- 
ried, Noveniber 26, 1857, George JefTerson 
Sliattuck, of Townsend. 5. \'ernal, bom De- 
cember 12, 1840; resides in 'J'ownsend; mar- 
ried, September 8, i8S.'i, Abbie Anna Sever- 

(\'H) Orlando Dix Barber, son of Elisha 
Dana Barber, was born at Townseiul, Febru- 
ary 19, 183.1, and is now li\ing. He was edu- 
cated in the public scho(jls. lie was a coojicr 
by trade and worked at it many years until his 
health failed, when he took to farming. In 
jiolitics he is a Democrat, in religion a Congrc- 
gationalist. He married, May 21, 1856, Alary 
Fidelia Fessenden. born June 25. 1837, daugh- 
ter of Aaron and Sarah (Woods) I^'essenden, 
of Townsend. [Mary Fidelia (Fessenden) 
Barber is a woman of exceptionally strong 
character. Endowed with robust health and 
exuberance of vitality, a keen, active mind, and 
a cheerful disposition, she was naturally fitted 
to reach an exalted plane of thought and action. 
After attending the public schools of Town- 
send she entered an academy at Winchester, 
Massachusetts. Flere she won distinction as 
one of the most brilliant pupils in the school. 
^^'hile stud)ing at the academy she was stricken 
with brain fever and upon recovering was 
obliged to give up her studies and return to 
her home in Townsend. Soon after reaching 
her henne she was asked to teach a district 
school in Brookline, New Hampshire, a school 
noted for the lawlessness of its pupils, who 
took delight in making the lives of the teachers 
unbearable. Although but sixteen years of 
age [Mary F. Fessenden accepted the position 
of school mistress in this district school and 
taught there successfully for several terms. 
Many of her pupils were much older than her- 
self. At an early age she showed marked 
ability as a writer and public speaker, taking 
an active part in lyceums and public debates, 
which were among the social functions of that 
time. Her poems and essays were always in 
demand for various occasions, and she became 
celebrated as a public speaker. At the age of 
seventy she provided the program for a social 
occasion, taking part in a drama, reciting a 
poem, reading an essay, and opening the debate 
on a question that was presented for discus- 
sion. Recognizing the power of the Grange 
as a factor for progress in a town or village 
she became a charter member of the Brookline 
(New Hampshire) Grange, and is now at the 
age of seventy-seven (1914) one of its enthusi- 
astic supporters. For a number of years she 
was lecturer of this organization. She is an 
earnest advocate for er|ual suffrage, and has 
improved every opportunity to speak on the 


subject. Strong and self-reliant by nature, she 
has ever been a i^ower for usefulness and 
strengtii to the weak and helpless. To her 
children she has been a devoted, sympathetic 
mother, and an encouraging friend, always en- 
deavoring to impress them with the things of 
life that are really worth while. 

Children: i. Arthur Dana, born A[iril 26, 
1857; married (first) Gelena B. Richards, of 
Mason, New Hampshire, (second) October 

19. 1907. Jennie Litchfield, of Pepperell, :Mas- 
sachu.setts ; now living i:: Townsend. 2. David 
Melvin, born July 9, 1S59; conducts the old 
homestead, making a specialty of fruit and 
dairy products ; unmarried. 3. Xella May, 
born February 10, 1S63; married, January S, 
1891, George Waldo Bro^vne, author, of Man- 
chester, New Hampshire; children: Norman 
Stanley and Rilma Clarion. 4. Edith Athena, 
born at Townsend, June 5, 1S74 : married Her- 
bert Nelson Wright, of Worcester, December 
16, 1911 (see Wright Mil). 5. Frank Fessen- 
den, born January 8, 1877; has a large fruit 
and poultry farm at Townsend ; married, June 

20, 1906, Anna ^Lirie Gabriel, of F.udora, 
Kansas; children: Arthur Gabriel and Robert 

Mrs. Edith_ Athena (Baibcr) Wiight has 
enjoyed a distinguished cai'eer as artist, author 
and teacher since her completion of a very 
fine general and artistic education. She was 
graduated as valedictorian from high school 
in 1892, after which she taught school in ?Ioll;s, 
New Hampshire, for a year. She then attended 
Cowles Art School at Boston for a year, after 
which she returned to Townsend and continued 
for three years teaching in district number 
two. At the expiration of this time she be- 
came a student at the Massachusetts Normal 
Art School, from which she was graduated in 
1901, after a four years' course. While pur- 
suing her art studies at the Normal School 
Mrs. Wright contributed stories and articles 
to various periodicals, including the 'Tlome- 
stead" of Springfield. Massachusetts, and Dr. 
Perrin's paper. She also contributed illustra- 
tions for "American Young I'olks," published 
at Manchester, New Hampshire, at age of six- 
teen, before taking up the study of art. 

She voluntarily assisted Dr. Perrin in his 
charitable work in regard to the conducting of 
classes in art on Saturday at the '"Every Day 
Church." She took great interest in temper- 
ance work among the children at the "Willard 
Y" Settlement, giving illustrated talks on the 
subject, and she assisted at the reception for 
the children. She taught Sunday school for 
two years after having joined Tremont Temple. 
During this time she was an earnc.^t student 
of physical culture and elocution, giving dra- 

matic and elocutionary readings in various 
])arts of New England. After her graduation 
as an artist in 1901, Mrs. Wright became direc- 
tor of art, and went to Northfield, Massachu- 
setts, where she assumed charge of drawing 
for a year and a half, covering five towns. 
Removing to Altleboro, she assumed the super- 
vision of fifty teachers, and taught mechanical 
and free-hand drawing in both day and night 
schools for a period of three years. She then 
removed to Newport, where as director of art 
she supervised the work of upv.-ards of a hun- 
dred teachers in charge of three thousand five 
hundred pupils. 

Beside her school work Mrs. Wright gave 
private lessons in the homes of the \'ander- 
bilts for a period of three years, John Nich- 
olas Brown for two years, Mrs. Woodbury 
Kane for three or four years. Miss Andrews, 
daughter of Paul Andrews, for three years. 
She was secretary of the L'nity Club and took 
part in its dramatic entertainments, for which 
she prepared notes and extracts. Her literary 
work included articles on art and industrial 
education for the "Newport News" and articles 
on handicraft for the "Ladies' World," 
"Mothers' Magazine" and "Youth's Com- 
panion," all illustrated by herself. At the Cur- 
rent Topics Club she prepared and read vari- 
ous pajjers. 

I\Irs. Wright was specially honored by being 
chosen to deliver an address on art before the 
Teachers' Institute at Providence, Rhode 
Island, and on August 5, 1907, she delivered by 
invitation an address on education for the Old 
Home Day at Townsend, [Massachusetts. For 
a period of four months I\Irs. ^^'right, in com- 
pany with Grace Gilpin, of Newport. Rhole 
Island, traveled through England, France, 
Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Germany, Hol- 
land and Belgium, and upon her return home 
gave travel talks for the benefit of the Meth- 
odist church of Brookline. New Hampshire. 
The receipts were large and a considerable 
fund was raised for charitable purposes by her 

In her writings on "Art and Industrial Edu- 
cation," !Mrs. \Vright treats her subject with 
rare knowledge, comparing the old district 
school with its primitive methods to our 
modern institutions of learning in so skillful 
a manner that the present day student cannot 
but appreciate the advantages which he has 
over the way in which his forefathers were 
instructed. ^Irs. Wright treats the subject of 
"Alaking the Home Beautiful" in so delightful 
a way, writing with so much ease and grace, 
and withal v>-ith so thorough a compreh'jnsion 
of the matter, that the necessity for order, 
simplicity and fitness to purpose, becomes clear 


ami imperative. In her "Early History of 
\\ (ircc-^ter'" she evince? an intimate historical 
knowU-dge of the hardship; of the pioneers, 
their dangers from Indians and wild beasts, 
and their heroic achievements, which makes 
most fascinating reading. Slie is a woman who 
lias been gifted in many ways for the instruc- 
tion and entertainment of her race. Mrs. \\'right 
is president of Erittain Square Circle of the 
rareut-Tcachers' Association, affiliated with 
the Adams Square Congregational Church. At 
a recent meeting she gave an address. "Parents 
and Their Responsibilities," taking up other 
important subjects, "Use and Abuse of Food," 
"reaching Obedience," "Parent and Child," 
and others of same trend. Mr. and Airs. 
Wriglit have one child, Harriet Prescott 
Wright, born February :?o. 1913. 

This is an ancient Scotch name, 
MUNRO traced to the eleventh century 
through a long line of barons, 
down to William Alunro, who settled in Lex- 
ington, [Massachusetts, about the middle of the 
seventeenth century. The name was strongly 
represented in the army of ^vlalcohn II., who 
expelled the Danes from Scotland. The fam- 
ily has been noted for its advocacy and civil 
and religious liberty. The family herein de- 
scribed is probably descended froiii tlie ancient 
Scottish barons, but the connection has never 
been established. 

(I) William I\Iunro, born 1672-73. first ap- 
pears in Bristol, now Rhode Island, then a 
part of Phmouth county, Alassacliusetts, in 
iC)gS. His farm extended from the Gray farm 
on the north to Motmt Hope farm on the south, 
and the title deeds remained in the family until 
after 1900. William Munro was the executor 
of the estate of his neighbor. Colonel Henry 
Alclntosh (Mount Hope Farm), and managed 
the property for ^Mcintosh's widow. He died 
April 28, 1746, in the seventy-third year of his 
age. He married Mary Lindsay, born 16S4- 
85, died November 8, 1760. Their remains 
now rest in [Major Munro's lot on the Neck, 
in Bristol. For six generations, beginning with 
\\"illiam Munro, members of the family have 
served as vestrymen in St. Michael's Church, 
Bristol, in the line below described. William 
Munro's children were: Hezekiah, born July 
27, 1702, died August 15 following: W^illiam, 
born November 20, 1703: Nathan, June 11, 
1706: Bennett, mentioned below: George, Au- 
gust 31. 1710; Nathaniel, October 27. 1712; 
BenjaiTiin, November 16, 1714; Mary, Decem- 
ber 13, 1716. 

fll) Bennett, fourth son of and 
Mary (L.indsay) [Munro. was born October i, 
1708, in Bristol, and lived for some years on 

Mount Ho]>e Farm. The records show that 
he had several slaves, and he bore the military 
title of captain. He dietl September 25, 1775. 
He married, in the latter part of 1733 (inten- 
tions recorded October 13, 1733) Sarah, daugh- 
ter of Nathaniel and Sarah Liosworth, of Bris- 
tol, born b'ebruary 2, 1716, died August 12, 
1754. Children: Nathan, born October 3, 
1734: Nathaniel, October 20, 1736; \\"illiam, 
April 7, 173S; George, August 26, 1740; Sarah, 
November 25, 1742; James, March 10, 1745; 
Edward, mentioned below; Bennett, July 28, 
1749; Henry, July 30, 1752; Bcnoni, August 
II, 1754. He appears to have had a second 
wife with the same baptismal name, as the fol- 
lowing children of Bennett and Sarah [Munro 
are recorded in Bristol : Jemima, born [March 
30, 1757; Samuel, November 2/, 1758; Royal, 
October 8, 1762. The second wife died Sep- 
tember 25, iSii, aged ninety-two years. Her 
death was caused b}' her clothes catching fire. 

(Ill) Edward, sixth son of Captain Ben- 
nett and Sarah (Bosworth) [Munro, was born 
April 14, 1747, in Bristol, where his life was 
parsed. No record of" his marriage or death 
appears. His wife, Sarah, born 1749-50, died 
August 12, 1796. Children recorded in Bristol 
are: Henry, born [May 28, 1771 ; .Sarah, .April 
3, 1777; Bennett, mentioned below. 

(I\') Bennett (2), son of Edv.-ard and 
Sarah Munro, was born December 19, 1785, 
in Bristol, and passed his life in that town, as 
before noted a vestryman of St. [Michael's 
Church. He married (first) [May 16, 1S08, 
Sally, daughter of Daniel and Susannah 
(Wardwell) Gladding. He married (second) 
July 6. 1818, Lucy Abell, of Seekonk, daugh- 
ter of Preserved Abell, of Warren, who was 
quartermaster-sergeant of Walker's [Massa- 
chusetts regiment in the war of the revolution. 
Children of first marriage: Edward, born 
April 28, 1810; Phebe Howland, ^August 19, 
1812, died 1815 ; Elinor, October 6, 1S14, Chil- 
dren of second marriage ; Sally Gladding, born 
January 22, 1819; John Bennett, mentioned be- 
low : Permelia Abell, October 11, 1822 ; George, 
Januan,- 2, 1825; Otis, November 10, 1827; 
Lucy Bennett, January 15, 1830; Frances Sid- 
ney, August 3, 1831; Crawford, February 16, 
1834: Anne Durfee, July 30, 1837; Charles 
Bennett, November 17, 1839. 

(\') John Bennett, second son of Bennett 
(2) [Munro, and second child of his second 
wife, Lucy Abell, was born September 20, 
1820, in Bristol, and continued to reside in that 
town, serving as vestryman of St. Michael's 
Church. He represented his native town in 
the state assembly from 1853 ^o 1S57 inclu- 
sive. He married, December 25, 1846. Abbe 
Howland Batt, daughter of James and Plannah 

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(W'aldron) Batt, born January lo, 1^24, in 
Bristol, granddaughter of Tliomasand Lucretia 
W'aldron, of Bristol. Tlioma.s Waldron served 
eight niontlLS as a private in Captain William 
Throop's company of Rhode Island militia, in 
the revolution. James Batt, son of James and 
Mary Batt, came from Dorsetshire, England, 
to Rhode Lsland. Among the sons of John 
Bennett Munro was Walter Lee .Munro. M. 
D., born 1S57, in Bristol, graduated Bachelor 
of Arts at Brown University in 1879, and sub- 
sequently received the degree of Master of 
Arts. He graduated from the medical depart- 
ment of Harvard L'niversity in 1S85, and has 
since practiced medicine in Provirlence. In 
1887 he was surgeon of the Rhode Island Hos- 
pital; visiting physician of St. \"incent De Paul 
Infant Asylum; was examiner of the Medical 
Society in iSyo, and consulting physician of 
St. Joseph's Hospital in 1899. He is the 
author of various articles in the medical jour- 
nals of the day. Another son, Dana Carle- 
ton Munro, born 1866, in Bristol, graduated 
from Brown l'niversity in 1SS7, and became 
professor of European history in the Univer- 
s'.t_\- of Wisconsin. 

_ (\"I) Wilfred Harold, son of John B. and 
Abbe H. (Batt) r^Iunro. was born August 20, 
1849, '•! Bristol, and was graduated froin 
Brown L'niversity in the class of 1S70, receiv- 
ing subsequently the degree of blaster of Arts. 
In 187071 he was master in De \'aux College,. 
Niagara Falls, New York, and was associate 
principal in St. Mark's School. Salt Lake City, 
in 1871. In 1S73 he traveled in South and 
Central America, and from 1875 'o 1879 was 
principal of the Academic Institute at Le Roy, 
New York. From iSSi to 1889 he was presi- 
dent of De \'aux College, and in 1890-91 was 
a student at the universities of Freiburg and 
Heidelberg, Germany. From 1891 to 1899 he 
was associate professor of history and director 
of university extension at Brown L'niversity, 
and in 1S99 became professor of European 
history. Since 1912 he has been professor 
emeritus of Brown University. Professor 
Munro has written much on historical and 
other topics, and is the author of the "History 
of Bristol, R. I.,'' published in t8So, and of 
"Picturesque Rhode Island," 18S1. He has 
written numerous articles and reviews for en- 
cyclopedias, and is the erlitor of the works of 
W'illiam H. Prescott, twenty-two volumes, 
published in 1905-06. In speaking of this 
work at the time of its completion, the "Brown 
Alumni ^lonthly" said: "For a number of 
years Professor Munro has been engaged in 
editing th.e works of Prescott. The fruits of 
his labors now appear in th.c sumptuous 'Mon- 
tezuma' edition of Prescott issued by the Lip- 

pincott's in twont3--two volumes. Professor 
Mimro.has added to the original text the re- 
sults of late research in the various fields cov- 
ered by Prescott's histories." 

Professor Munro is a member of the Society 
of Colonial Wars in the State of Rhode Llanil 
and Providence Plantations, of wliich he served 
as governor, made eligible through Lieutenant 
Preserved Abcll (1668-1724), Rehoboth. Mas- 
sachusetts, who was sergeant in King Philii/s 
war. ensign in 1690, and lieutenant under Cap- 
tain Samuel Gallup, Phij/s expedition against 
Canada, 1690. He is a member of the Rhode 
Island Society of Mayllower Descendants, of 
which he was the first governor, made eligible 
through Richard Warren. James Chilton ami 
William Brewster. He is also a member and 
past president of the Rhode Island Society of 
the Sons of the American Revolution, to which 
he was made eligible through the service of his 
great-grandfather, Edward Munro (above ), his 
great-grandfather. Preserved Abell (above), 
and also through the service of his great-grand- 
father, Thomas Waldron (above). He is a 
member and since 1906 president of the Rhode 
Island Historical Society; is a member and 
past president of the Rhode Island Chapter of 
Phi Beta Kappa fraternity ; of the Barnard 
Club and of the Churchmen's Club : is a mem- 
ber of the .American Historical Association ; 
and of the .American Philological Association. 

William Fisher was born in Eng- 
FISHER land in t8oo, died at Fort Fair- 
field in 1875. He came to this 
country about 1837 and settled in Fredericton, 
New Brunswick, where he engaged in business 
as a dealer in meats and provisions. After- 
ward he removed to Fort Fairfield. Maine, 
where he followed farming during the remain- 
der of his life. He was a communicant of the 
Protestant Episcopal church. He married 
(first) in England, Martha Shaw, who died 
before he emigrated. Children: i. Joseph, 
mentioned below. 2. Thomas, born in 1821, 
died at Fort Fairfield ; was a farmer ; married 
Phebe Harmon, of Fort Fairfield. He mar- 
ried (second) Amelia Kent, born in Fort Fair- 
field. Children by second wife: 3. Robert, 
born July 3, 1823, in England, died at Tobique, 
New Brunswick: was a farmer; marrievl Ame- 
lia McDougal, of Tobique. 4. John George, 
died yoimg. 5. John, born October i, 1827, 
died at Fort Fairfield: was a farmer; married 
Mrs. Jane (Connors) Riley, widow of Thomas 
Riley, of Fort Fairfield, a farmer. 6. William, 
born October 9, 1833 : resides at Maysville, 
Maine, a retired farmer: married Mary Ann 
Murphy, of Andover, New Brunswick. 7. 
Mary .Ann, born 1835, died young. 8. .Alford, 

n:l V i^ I 

n/. lo 



horn June 9, 1837, died in California; was a 
I'armer; married Mary McDonald, of Fort 
I'airficld. 9. Henry, born August 20, 1S39. 
(irovvncd at Fort Fairfield in the Aroostook 
river, 1851. lo. James, born June 9, 1841, 
(lied at I'ort Fairtleld : unmarried. 11. ]\Iary 
Ann, born January 19, 1S45, i" Fredericton, 
educated in the public schools of Fort Fair- 
field, member of the Congregational church 
tliere; married, Augu-t 31, 1S65, Alexander 
Donald McDougal, born at Fort F'airfield, 
lanuary 27, 1S30, now a retired farmer, a 
"Rejiublican, member of the Congregational 
clmrch and of Frontier Lodge, Xo. 122, Free 
and Accepted Masons; soklier in Eleventh 
Maine Cavalry, 1861. to August 15, i8ij5, and 
served in the second battle of Bull Run, Wil- 
derness. Fre.'!ericksburg. Petersburg, l''ive 
Fork.^. Ajjpornattox Court House ; member of 
Post Xo. 61, Grand Army of the Republic; 
children: Allen J. McDougal, born Septem- 
ber I, 1866, married Eva Campbell, of Fort 
r'airfield ; Ellsworth A. McDougal, born April 
I, 1869, died I\Iay 16, 18S0; Louisa McDougal, 
born July 10, 1870, married Arthur Foster, of 
Fort Fairfield, now of Limestone, a farmer 
and potato buyer ; Estella McDougal, born 
May i*^, 1S7-!,, married Chadbourne V\". Perry: 
Jessie ^L McDougal, born January 13, 1877, 
"died May iS, 1880: Bruce ]McDougal, born 
August 16, 1879, died in i88r; Bessie Mc- 
Dougal, born September 16, 1S84, stenog- 
rapher for C. ^^'. Perry, unmarried : Florence 
McDougal, born March 17, 1887, married Her- 
bert Xickerson, resides at Maple Grove, 
Maine: Aubra S. McDougal. born .August 15, 
188S, married Eva W'itham, of Waterville, 
where they reside. 12. Randolph, born Sep- 
tember 7, 1850, died at Fort Fairfield; was a 
farmer : married Tausey Morrow. 

(H) Joseph Fisher, son of William Fisher, 
was born at Oxford, England, December 31, 
1S19, died at Fort Fairfield, April 15, 1890. 
He was educated in his native place. He came 
to Xew Brunswick with his father when he 
was about eighteen years old and settled at 
F'redericton. At the time of the Aroostook 
war he settled in Fort Fairfield. He was a 
farmer and owned much real estate. In poli- 
tics he was a Republican. He was_a communi- 
cant of the Protestant Episcopal church. He 
married Sarah .A. Humphrey, born in Grafton. 
Xew Brunswick, May 22. 1825. died at Fort 
Fairfield, May 7, 1913. She was also an Epis- 
copalian. Children, born at Fort Fairfield : i. 
-Alonzo, born April 6, 1848, died at Midland, 
Texas, August. 1904; was a ranch owner; 
married Anne Flutchinson, of Andover, Xew 
l>runswick, now living at Fort Fairfield; chil- 
<lr(.n : Cecile and Bovd. 2. Martha S., born 

.\pril 22, 1851, died ]\[arch 26, 1914; married, 
September 22, 1873, Whitman L. C'rcutt, born 
at Pas.sadumkeag. Maine, October 20, 1843, 
died at I'urt b'airfield. .Xnvember 6, 1905; was 
a farmer, fir-t lieulenaut, Cumpany C Fif- 
tteuth Maine R.egiment \"olunteer Infantry, 
enlisting in 1801 and ^er\■ing to the end of the 
ci\il war ; a IXnincrat in politics, an Episco- 
palian ; children : h'rcd Orcutt, born at Bridge- 
water, Maine, July 21, 1874, died in infancy; 
Clifford Xecly Orcutt, born Xovembcr 5, 1875, 
died in 1S77'; Myrtle Orcutt, born at Fort 
I-'airfieM, .\ugust 8, 1877, married Charle.s 
Smith, of Boston, a lawyer, living in Wollas- 
ton. 3. I'red, born I'ebruary 3, 1853; has a 
large stock ranch in \\'yoming', and a winter 
residence in Los Angeles. California. 4. 
Emma, born. Xovember 9, 1S55; married Paul 
Purington, of Topsham, Maine, a farmer; chil- 
dren: Carl Purington, died young; label Pur- 
ington, married Allen 1". Wheeler, of Wood- 
bury, Xew Jersey, an inspector of government 
vessel^. 5. Holman. born December 21, 1857; 
married Flora Winter, of England ; he is a 
farmer at Fort Fairfield; children; Fred, Lin- 
wood, Sarah. 6. Thomas .Abel, mentioned be- 
low. 7. Fannie Fern, born Xovember 15, 
i8j'i2 : married Thomas R. Ross, of Lincoln, 
Xcbraska, where he is a shoe dealer; child, 
Fisher Ross, traveling salesman. 8. Wallace, 
born February 6,, 1SG5, died July i, 1888. 

(HI) Thomas Abel Fisher, son of Joseph 
Fisher, was born at Fort Fairfield, Maine, July 
21, 1S59. He attended the public schools of his 
native town. When a young man he became a 
potato buyer and dealer. He is a Rejuiblican 
in politics. He is a communicant of St. Paul's 
Protestant Episcopal Church, and is a member 
of the Knights of Pythias. He married, at 
Fort Fairfield, January 9, 1881, Ida ]\I. Geller- 
son, born at Haynesville, Maine, Jamiary i, 
1863. She was educated in the public schools 
of her native town and graduated from the 
Fort Fairfield high school. She attends St. 
Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church (see Gel- 
lerson II). Children of Thomas Abel and Ida 
M. ( Gellerson) Fisher: i. Edward Carleton, 
born September 7, 1883. 2. Fred Percy, born 
February ii, 1S85 ; married .Alice Price, of St. 
Stephens, Xew Brunswick ; is a potato dealer ; 
children: Marjorie Phyllis, born at Fort Fair- 
field, December 8, 1908; Percy Vincent, May" 
8, 191 1. 3. Lyle, born .August 2, 188S, died 
.April 30. 1014. 4. Dorothy May, born Sep- 
tember 20, 1S90. 

(The GeUerFon Line). 

(I) Josiah Gellerson. a native of Maine, 
died at Washingtnn in that state in 1875. For 
many vears he was a lumberman at Havnes- 

<f ,un' 



ville and afterward went west. In politics he 
was a Democrat. He married Hannah Peavey, 
a native of southern Maine, who died in Cah- 
fornia. Children: i. Alehitable, married Ben- 
jamin Logan, of HouUon, and is living in 
Chicago'. 2. Benjamin Franklin, mentioned be- 
low. 3. Emma, died at Hayncsville, i\Iaine. 
4. Daniel, died in the west. 5. ALiude, resides 
at Los Angeles, married a ]\Ir. Merriman. 6. 
Angeline, died in the west. 7. George, died in 
the west. 

(H) Benjamin Franklin Gellerson. son of 
Josiah Gellerson. was born at Haynesville. 
Maine, in 1S3S, died at Fort Fairfield, in Sep- 
tember, 1910. He was educated in the district 
sclicols. Early in life he was a lumberman, 
and afterward he kept a general store in 
Flaynesville, removing in 1877 to Fort Fair- 
field, where he was also a general merchant. 
In politics he was a Democrat, in religion a 
Congregationalist. He was a soldier in the 
civil war. He married Mary Jane \\'ebb, born 
at Houlton, Maine. 1841, died at Fort Fair- 
field, May, 1899. '^'le was a member of the 
Congregational church. Dr. James Webb, her 
father, was born in Madison, Maine, 1802, died 
at Neponset, Illinois. 1858. He was a physi- 
cian at Houlton, Maine, for many years, and 
afterward at Neponset. Late in life he joined 
the Free Will Baptist Church, but previously 
he had been a Universalist. He married 
Amanda Farwell, born near Portland, Maine, 
in 1804, died at Houlton, 184S. Children of 
Dr. James Webb: i. James, born 1828. died at 
Island Falls in July, 1912; was a farmer and 
mail carrier; married ('first) Elizabeth Bell, 

who died in Ludlow, Maine; (seconrl) , 

now living in Oakland. Maine ; children by 
first wife: William Webb, resides in the west; 
John \\'ebb. Island Falls, hotel proprietor, has 
been selectman ; Ida \\'ebb, married William 
Doran, merchant. Fort F'airfield ; children by 
second wife : Rebecca Webb, married Leon 
Teed, of Oakland: Sidney Webb; Daniel 
Webb, of Ludlow, Maine. 2. \\'illiam, born 
1830, died at Ludlow, Maine; married Mary 
Abernethy ; was a farmer in Ludlow ; children : 
James Webb, farmer of Ludlow : Daniel 
Webb; Mary Webb, married Herbert Rideout, 
of Ludlow ; Olive \\'ebb, married George Car- 
penter, resides at Plantation B, Maine; Lyman 
Webb, farmer of Ludlow ; Elia W'ebb, married 
Fred IMoores. farmer of Ludlow; Letitia 
Webb, married B. Hovey, of Houlton ; Edith 
Webb, trained nurse, widow. 3. Rebecca, born 
1832, died at Fort Fairfield ; married John 
Redikcr, of Fort Fairfield, a farmer; children: 
Enmia Redikcr. married Everson True, fruit 
farmer of Oregon; Archie Rcdiker; Albert 
Rediker, farmer of Maple Grove; Rufus 

Rediker. 4. C)live, born 1834 ; resides at Oak- 
land, California; married (first) Bartleit 

Rediker; (second) Tompkins; children 

by first husband : Laura and Carrie Rediker. 
5. Daniel, born 1836, died at Fort Fairfield ; 
was a farmer, soldier in the civil war in the 
Sixteenth Maine Regiment; married Mary J. 
Plargraves ; children : Alice, married Edward 
Dorscy; Fred, married Maud McGuire ; ^Maud. 
married John Ross; and Stacey, married 
Dolly King, farmer of I'ort Fairfield. 6. 
]\rary Jane, married Benjamin Franklin Gel- 
lerson, mentioned above. 7. Ruth, born Octo- 
ber II, 1846, in Houlton; married Edward 
Jones, born at China, August 24, 1832, a 
retired farmer of Fort F"airfield ; Repub- 
lican ; F^ree Will Baptist; children: ^linnie 
Jones, born ^March 6, 1S69, married Percy 
Redmond, of Belfast, i\Iaine ; Charles Jones, 
born November 4, 1871, married Olive" Cur- 
rier, of Maple Grove. IMaine ; Wilbur Jones., 
born September 26, 1874, m.arried Susie 'Mev- 
rill, of Milton, New Hampshire, now of Syra- 
cuse, New York. 

Children of Benjamin Franklin and Mary 
Jane (Webb) Gellerson: i. Minnie, died in 
infancy. 2. Ida ^M., married Thomas Abel 
Fisher (see Fisher HI). 3. Lee, died in in- 
fancy. 4. Ernest F^ranklin, born at Haynes- 
ville, Maine, November, 1867; married Rose 
Shaw, of Bangor, Maine; dealer in lumber at 
Portland, "Maine. 5. Percy Thornton, born 
1S69; married Frances Steele, of Chicago; re- 
sides at Dover, ]\Iaine ; he is a general mer- 
chant ; son, Arnold, born 1899. 6. Guy Carle- 
ton, born 1871 ; married Winnie Lovely, of 
F'ort Fairfield ; potato dealer ; daughter May, 
died young. 7. Roy, born 1873, died 1887. 8. 
Llarry C, born 1875; married Mary F"ogg, of 
^lillinocket ; is a traveling salesman of Bangor. 
9. Walter C, born 1879; married Sophia Wil- 
liams and had Blinn and George. 10. Rex C, 
born 1885 ; married Anna Chapman, of Orono, 
Maine; clothing merchant of Fort Fairfield. 

Flenry Albee was descended from 
ALBEE Benjamin Albee, who came to this 

country as early as 1639 from 
England. He was born probably in Alaine, 
about 1794, and died in Bingham or Lexington, 
■Maine, about 1S74. Fle was a farmer in Bing- 
ham or Lexington, and served in the war of 
1S12. His wife died in Bingham. Children: 
Dryus, died in Bingham, aged twenty years ; 

Clementine, married Norton, farmer, 

and they lived in [Manitoba, Canada ; Cyrus 
Henry, mentioned below; Samuel, served four 
years in civil war, and now lives at Norridge- 
wock, IMaine ; Nellie, lives in Oakland, Cali- 
fornia, and in Skowhegan, Maine, with her 

;!1 J,, I -;. .yrrti'-l f 

children, married 

farmer ; Robe, 

- Fletcher, of Skow- 
liegan, larmei ; i^uuc, died in Skowhegan, 
farmer, unmarried; Sylvester, of Presque isle, 
married Hannah Ireland, of Presque Isle; 
Mary, lives in Skowhegan, married (first) 
Squire Emery, (second; Willis Currier, of 
Skowhegan, (third) Willis Maxwell. 

(ilj Cyrus Henry Albee, son of Henry .\1- 
bee, was born in Lexington, Maine, February 
m,' 1838, and now lives in Xorridgewock, 
^Jaine, where he is a farmer. He first Hyed 
in Bingham, moving to Smithfield, Maine, 
after a time, and then to Easton. His son, 
Elmer Gould Albee, purchased his farm in 
Easton, and he now owns a farm in Xorridge- 
wock. He is a Republican in politics, and is 
a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, 
and of Xorridgewock Grange. He married 
( first) February 2, 1S66, in Skowhegan, Lizzie 
Howe Gould, born in Smithfield, 2\Iaine, De- 
cember 31, 1846, died at Fort Fairfield, Maine, 
January 9, 1899. She was a member of the 
Free Will Baptist Church, and of Easton 
Grange. She was daughter of Jonas Gould, 
born in [Massachusetts, April 7, 1813, died in 
Smithfield, Maine, March 22, 18S3. He mar- 
ried Cyrena Fobes Whitman, born in Hing- 
ham. ^iJassachusetts, Xovember 8, 1814, died 
in Smithfield, Xovember i, 1887; he was a 
farmer and served two terms in the legislature 
from Smithfield; member of Free Will Bap- 
tist Church. Children of Jonas and Cyrena F. 
(Whitman) Gould: Edward, farmer, married 
]\Iary ; Calista, died in Smithfield, mar- 
ried Atwood Marston, of Smithfield, farmer; 
Lizzie Flowe, married Cyrus Henry Albee, 
mentioned above. Cyrus FL Albee married 
(second) Emma "SI. Gould, of Skowhegan, 
.ALiine. Children of Cyrus Henry and Lizzie 
Howe (Gould) Albee: i. Flerbert Cyrus, born 
February 18, 1868, Smithfield; married Emma 
Laura Tracy, of Xew Brunswick, born Febru- 
ary 4, 1874, in Egypt, Xew Brunswick, and 
they live on a farm in Xorridgewock ; children : 
Clayton Howe, born at Fort Fairfield, Febru- 
ary 5, 1899, and Roby. 2. Elmer Could, men- 
tioned below. Children of Cyrus Henry and 
Emma ^L (Gould) Albee: 3. Lizzie, resides 
with parents. 4. Caroline, resides with parents. 
5. Berdina, resides with parents. 

(HI) Ehner Gould Albee, son of Cyrus 
Henry Albee, was born at Fort Fairfield, 
Maine, October 28. 1874. He attended the 
public schools of Easton until he was seven- 
teen years of age, and he lived on his father's 
farm/ until 1912, when he purchased his pres- 
ent farm in Easton. Thi^ farm consists of 
eightv acres of land, practically all of which 
is cleared. In politic; he is a Republican, and 
he attends the Free Will Baptist Church. He 


s a member of Easton Gran 


:e, Xo. 159, in 
which he has held all offices except that of 
master; also he is a member of the Independ- 
ent Order of Odd Fellows, Lodge Xo. loS, at 
Easton, and holds an accident policy in the 
Ridgely Company of Odd Fellows. He mar- 
ried, in Easton, Xovember 3. 1906, Laura 
Belle Brown, born in h'orl Fairfield, April 30, 
1890. Her parents moved to Blaine when she 
was four years of age, and she received a 
high school education there. She is a mem- 
ber of the Daughters of Rebekah, Xo. 49, Eas- . 
ton, in which she has held the office of waideii. 
She also is a member of Easton Grange, Xo. 
159. Child: Cyrus Emerson, born at Easion, 
June II, 1910. 

Storrs Emerson Brown, father of Mrs. El- 
mer G. Albee, was born in Siowc, Vermont, 
May 12, 1850, and now lives in Robinsons, 
"Maine, where he is a carpenter. He is a mem- 
ber of the Free Will Baptist Church, and also 
of the LTiiited Workmen of America and of 
the [Maccabees of the World. He married 
Rose Emma Ireland, born at Presque Isle, 
Maine, October 12, 1858, and who is a mem- 
ber of the Free Will Baptist Church. She is 
daughter of George Ireland, born in Calais, 
[Maine, about 1810, died at Presque Isle about 
1895. He was a farmer in Presque Isle the 
latter part of his life. He was a Republican. 
He married Mary Annis, of Maine, and she 
died at Fort Fairfield, Maine. Children of 
George and 3.1ary (Annis) Ireland: i. Eunice, 
lives at Presque Isle; married (first) George 
Ricker, farmer, (second) Henry Jamifson, 
farmer. 2. John, married Annie Murphy, of 
Blaine, Maine, and they live on farm in Eas- 
ton, Maine. 3. Lestina, lives in Presque Isle; 
married Archibald Rediker, of Fort Fairfield, 
a farmer. 4. Hannah, married Sylvester Albee, 
son of Henrv Albee (see Albee I). 5. [Mary, 
died at Fort Fairfield ; married Fred Kennedy, 
of Blaine. 6. Clara, died at East Blaine, 
[Maine; married Samuel Ricker. 7. Rose 
Emma, married Storrs Emerson Brown, men- 
tioned above. 8. Flora, married William Web- 
ber, of Presciue Isle, and they live in Boston. 
9. Walter, died at Fort Fairfield; married 
Blanche Kilcollins. of Elaine, and she lives at 
Fort Fairfield. 10. Winfield, married Annie 
Jamieson, of Presque Isle, and they live on 
farm at Corinna, Maine. 

Children of Storrs Emerson and Rose Emma 
(Ireland) Brown: i. [Mina, born 1878, ^at 
Presque Isle, died young. 2. Elsie, born 18S0, 
at Presque Isle, died voung. 3. Fred C, born 
September 8, 1884. at Presque Isle: married 
Mattie Johnson, of Mapleton, and they live on 
farm at Easton; children: Hazel, \'erna A.. 
Flossie, living with parents. 4. Tony, born 



February 4. u^Sj, at Fort Fairfield; married 
i\lice Culliiis, of .Monticcllo, Maine, and they 
live on farm at Easton; children: El^ie and 
ilarry, reside \vith parents. 5. Laura Belle, 
married Elmer Gould Albee (see Albee 111). 
6. Lclia iMary, born .August 14, 1S92, at l-^aston ; 
married I'rank Keegan, of Easton, where they 


Rev. Robert Jordan, the immi- 
grant, was a son, it is thought, 

of Edward Jordan, of Worce; 
ter, England. As early as ifi4i he was estab- 
lished as clergyman c^f the Church of Eng- 
land at Richmond Island, near Scarborough, 
Maine. He married there Sarah Winter, only 
child of John Winter. He inherited the large 
estate of his wife's father, and afterward re- 
moved to the plantation of Spurwink in Fal- 
mouth, Alaine. He was arrested and impris- 
oned by the Puritans for discharging the duties 
of his religious office in 1654 and again in 
1663. During the second Indian w^ar he had 
to leave his home and his house was burned 
by the Indians. He then settled on Great 
Island in the Piscataqua river, then part of 
Portsmouth. He died at Portsmouth in 1679. 
Children: John: Dominicus; Jedediah, men- 
tioned below; Jeremiah, born about 1663. 

(II) Jedediah Jordan, son of Rev. Robert 
Jordan, was born in Falmouth, now Portland. 
Maine, died in 1725. He lived on Great 
Island and at Kittery, Maine. Children, born 
at Kittery: Jedediah, 1684. lived at Spurwink; 
Abigail, 1687; Keziah, ifx^o; ]Mary, 1693; 
Sarah, 1696; John, 1698; Thomas, 1701 ; Rob- 
ert, 1704. 

(V) Jedediah (2) Jordan, great-grandson 
of Jedediah (1) Jordan, was born F""ebruary 
II, 1755. The name of his father is not 
known to the writer. His father may have 
lived in Nova Scotia. Jedediah Jordan mar- 
ried, at Horton, Nova Scotia. December 25, 
1781, .'\senath Bill, born July 16, 1763, daugh- 
ter of Amos and Jerusha Bill, formerly of 
Lebanon or Colchester, Connecticut. Chil- 
dren, born at Horton: Asenath. born Novem- 
ber 6, 1782: Jerusha, November 2S. 17S3; 
Amos Bill, mentioned below; Jedediah Jr., 

December 21,. 1786, married ■ — Eagles; 

Orinda. October 17, 178S; Sarah. February 3, 
1790; Miriam, August 19. 1792; Mclinda, Sep- 
tember 6, 1793. 

(VT) .-\mo<^ Bill Jordan, son of Jedediah 
(2) Jordan, was born at Horton. Nova Scotia, 
August 19. 1785, died there in 1870. He was 
a farfner in Lower Horton all his active life. 
He was deacon of the Baptist church. He 
married, at Horton, January 12, 1816, Jerusha 
Kingsnian, born in 17S0, at Cornwallis, Nova 

Scotia, died at Horton in 1868, also a member 
of the Baptist church. Children, all born in 
Lower Horton: i. Eunice, born Novenil)(.r 
29, 1S16; married James Caldwell, a farmer 
of Llorton. 2. Mary Mehitable, born January 
29, 1818; married William Fuller, of Nova 
Scotia, a nurseryman of Cambridge, Massn- 
chusetts ; she died in Somerville, in that state. 

3. Robert Kinsman, born February 6, 1819; 
married Mary Johnson, and died in Horton. 

4. Rebecca, born February 10, 1821 ; marrieil 
a Mr. Peterbaugh; both died in Kansas. 5. 
William, born December 2, 1822; married 
Elizabeth Ward; he was a farmer; died in 
Kansas. 6. Edward M., mentioned below. 

(VH) Edward M. Jordan, son of .Amos 
Bill Jordan, was born at Horton, Nova Scotia, 
in 1825, died there in 1909. lie was a black- 
smith by trade, and lived in Horton all his 
active life. In politics he was a Liberal. He 
attended the Baptist church, and w^as a mem- 
ber of the Horton Grange, Patrons of Hus- 
bandry. He married Sarah Johnson, born at 
Horton in 1S23, died there in 1903. Benjamin 
Ichnson, her father, was born in Kings county. 
Nova Scotia, in 1775. He was brought up by 
his Grandfather Peck, a Loyalist from Massa- 
chusetts, who received a grant of land from 
the crown in Kentforth, Nova Scotia. Benja- 
min Johnson died in 1850, in his native county. 
He cleared a farm and cultivated it the re- 
mainder of his life. He was a member of the 
Presbyterian church. He married Hannah 
Gritftn, born at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, in 
1777, died in Kings county in 1862. Children 
of Benjamin Johnson: i. James Johnson, a 
farmer, member of the Methodist church, mar- 
ried Priscilla Lyons, of Cornwallis. 2. Eliza 
Johnson, married George Parker, a farmer of 
Cornwallis. 3. Cyrus Johnson, lived on the 
homestead at Horton, married Mary Ward. 
4. Mary Johnson, married Robert K. Jordan, 
mentioned above. 5. Sarah Johnson, married 
Edward AI. Jordan, mentioned above. Chil- 
dren of Edward M. Jordan: i. Albert, born_ 
October, 1846; married Caroline Colwell, of 
Horton; a farmer in Cornwallis. 2. Cyrus J., 
mentioned below. 3. William E., born 1850; 
married Martha Harris, of Kings county, de- 
ceased. 4. George, born 1852: a farmer in 
Kings county, unmarried. 5. Welsford, born 
July, 1854. died of diphtheria, aged fourteen 
years. 6. Archibald, born July, 1856; married 
':\Iabel Lamphier, of Hatifa.x, Nova Scotia; 
they reside at Bulyea, Northwestern Territory. 
Canada, on a farm. 7. Etta, born April, ipfx-)- 
married Willinm Ritchie, a farmer of King- 

(VIII) Cyrus J. Jordan, son of Edward M. 
Jordan, was' born in Nova Scotia, September 

i/' I r- I !,■ rnh-lt 



iS, 1S4S. He attended the public scliools there 
until l;e was twenty years old. lie worked on 
his father's farm until he came of age, and 
for seven years afterward he followed farm- 
ing in Nova Scotia. In 1876 he came to Cari- 
bou, IMainc, where he bought forest land, 
cleared a farm and cultivated it for a period 
of twent3--three years. In iS:jg he returned to 
Nova Scotia and resumed farming there. In 
1912 he removed to Presque Isle, where he has 
contiinied to follow farming for an occupation. 
He bought the place on which he now resides. 
It consists of fifty acres and is located in the 
village. In politics he is a Democrat; in re- 
ligion a Methodist. Mr. Jordan married, in 
Cornwalhs, Nova Scotia, May iS, 187 1, Joseph- 
ine Johnson, born October 8, 1841, in Kings 
county, in that province, died INIarch 6, 1914. 
She was a member of the Methodist church. 
James Johnson, her father, was a native of 
Kings county, born 1820, died 1903. He was 
a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, 
and a farmer all his active life. He married 
Drusilla Lyons, born at Cornwallis in 1820, 
died there in 1906. She was also a Methotlist. 
Children of James Johnson:' i. Alary Johnson, 
born 1S35. resides in Kings county; married 
Thomas W'eldon, of Amherst, Nova Scotia, a 
carpenter. 2. Benjamin Johnson, born 1S37, 
a retired Methodist minister, living in IMassa- 
chusetts. 3. Josephine Johnson, married Cyrus 
J. Jordan, meritioned above. Benjamin Peck 
Johnson, father of James Jordan, was born in 
kings county. He was of a Loyalist family. 
He was probably the Benjamin Johnson, men- 
tioned above, whose son James is stated to 
have married Drusilla Lyons. Children of 
Cyrus J. Jordan: i. Blanche J., born May 18, 
1872, in King^ county; married George E. 
Lang. 2. Frank P., born in Kings county, 
August 12, 1S73; married Annie Nickerson, 
of ^Iaysyille, Maine; residing at Spraguevillo, 
Maine ; children : Mary, Earl, Alice, Hazel, 
Cyrus, Wilmot, Ethel. 3. Laurie, born Febru- 
ary, 1S75, in Kings county; married Addie 
Randall, of Nova Scotia; they reside at 
Spragucvi'ile ; clnldren : \'era, Fred, Olif, Neva. 
4. Gertrude, born at Caribou,' Maine, July, 
1877; married Gordon Tufts, of Nova Scotia, 
a farmer there; chdd, Ernest Boughton Tufts. 

The surname Thurlough 
THURLOCGH is spelled also Thurlow, 
Thurlo, Thurley, Thorlo 
and Thorla, The most common spellings in 
this countrv, however, are Tluirlow and Thur- 

Ricliard Thurlow, the immigrant ancestor 
of all the Thurlo'.vs and Thiirlougr.s of New 
England, at least to recent times, was of an 

old English family. He settled early at Row- 
ley, Jissex couniy, Massachusetts, and his de- 
scendants are most numerous in that town and 
the adjacent towns, especially in Newbury, 
He was a i)roprietor of the town of Rowley. 
He removed to Newbur)-. He built a bridge 
over the Newbury river at liis own cost and 
the general court ti.xed a rate of toll for ani- 
mals May 3. J 654. He deeded part of his 
farm to his son Thomas, January 27, 16(39, 
and provided that in case Thomas died his son 
Francis should .succeed to the farm. His wife 
Jane joined in the deed. Slie died March 19, 
it>.S4. He died at Newbury, November 10, 
10S5. Children: I'Vancis and Thomas. 

(I) James Thurlough, a descendant of Rich- 
ard Thurlow, was born about 1790, in Ber- 
wick, Maine, died at Monroe, Maine, aged 
forty-five years. He came to Monroe in 1S22. 
Lie was a farmer and carpenter. In religion 
he was a B:ii)tL-.t. He married Affie Ricker, 
born at Berwick, 1797, died at Monroe, 1857. 
She was also a Baptist. Ller father was James 
Ricker, a soldier in the revolution. Children : 
I. Frederick, mentioned below. 2. Reuben, a 
carpenter. Fort Fairfield ; married ]\Iary Ann 
r'arnham, of Dixmont, Maine. 3. Asa, mill- 
wright, ■Monroe; married Hannah Peters, of 
Mount D.sert, Maine, 4. George, died at 
Newbury, ]\Iaine ; married Deha Adams, a 
school teacher ; he was a farmer and lumber- 
man, town clerk and justice of the peace, 
representative in the state legislature. 5. 
Ro^ella, died at Fort Fairfield; married (first) 
John h'.mcry, of Monroe, a farmer; (second) 
Philander 'VN'ebber, stationary engineer, Con- 
necticut. 6. James, moved to Yazoo, Missis- 

(II) Frederick Ihurlough, son of James 
Thurlough, was born at North Berwick, Alaine, 
January 9, 1811, died at Fort h^airfield, Janu- 
ary, iSijCh He was eleven years old wdien he 
moved with his parents to Monroe. He fol- 
lowed farming in that town until 1S73. when 
he sold his jilace antl settled in Fort F'airfield 
on a farm he had bought there. In politics he 
was a Republican. He served in the state 
militia and was active in recruiting for the 
civil war: was major in a regiment in th.e 
Aroostook war. He married Whitney, 
born in Dixmont, Maine, about 1813, died at 
Fort Fairfield in 1890, Robinson Whitney, 
lur father, was born about 1790, died at Dix- 
mont abijut 1862. He followed farming there 
most of his life, was a Whig in politics and a 
member of the Christian church. He married 
Elsie (Chadhourn) Sherburn, born in Kenne- 
bec county, .Maine, about 1792, died at Dix- 
mont, 1857. She had by her first marriage: 
Samue' Sh.vrlnirn, a farmer. Monroe; I'ollv 



Sherburn, married Edward Emery, of North 
Berwick. Children of Robinson Whitney: i. 
Elsie Whitney, married, as her second hus- 
band, Frederick Thurloiigh, mentioned above. 

2. John Whitney, a farmer of Dixmont, Maine ; 
married ]Mary Fulsom, of Newburg, Maine. 

3. Amos Whitney, general mercliant, East 
Dixmont; was representative to the legisla- 
ture; married Elizabeth Fulsom, sister of 
Mary. 4. Eliza Whitney, did at Bradley, 
Maine; married John Knapp, a carpenter, 
farmer, miller and lumberman. Children of 
Frederick and Elsie Thurlough: i. James 
Fairfield. 2. ^lary Melissa, died young. 3. 
Son, died in infancy. 4. ^Melissa, died unmar- 
ried, aged twenty-one years. 5. Reuben Fair- 
field, mentioned below. 6. Agnes, born 184-^, 
died young. 7. James Robinson, born in 1846. 
farmer, Fort Fairfield ; married Olive IMar- 
shall, of Ludlow ; children : Nellie, married T- 
Loring, of Yarmouth : Agnes, died young. S. 
Frederick, born 184S, general jobber and 
machinist; has been sheriff of Aroostook 
county. Republican; married Adelia (Thomp- 
son) Wilson, of Montville ; children: Claire, 
Clayton. JMyrtle ; by her first husband she had 
a daughter, Gertrude Wilson, married Wesley 
Hamm, Houlton. 9. Rose, born 1S50, died 
young of typhoid fever. 10. John, born 1852 : 
married Maria Traftor ; he was postmaster of 
Fort Fairfield, twelve years, a Republican, 
now retired. 11. Nellie, born i860; married 
Charles A. i^Iorse, of Bangor, chief engineer of 
the Rock Island railroad ; child, Frederick 
Thurlough, married Hazel Kelly, who died 
July 9. 19 14, leaving one son, Charles A. 
Morse Jr.; he is a graduate of the ^Lassachu- 
setts Institute of Technology, a civil engineer 
at Tropica, California. 

(Ill) Reuben Fairfield Thurlough. son of 
Frederick Thurlough. was born at Monroe, 
Maine, JMarch 30, 1S42. He attended the 
public schools of his native town. During his 
boyhood he assisted his father on the farm. 
When he came of age he went to Bangor and 
worked in the lumber industry. He v/as at 
Bradley, Maine, two years, and at Brewer six 
years, in the lumber industry of the Penobscot 
river. He bought a farm at Fort Fairfield, on 
which he resided until 1906. After he sold this 
farm he bought a house in Fort Fairfield, 
where he has since lived. He has been a dealer 
in potatoes. In politics he is a Republican. 
He is an active member of the Baptist church. 
He is a member of the Eastern Frontier Lodge. 
No. 112, Free and Accepted Masons, and of 
Aroostook Valley Grange, No. 485, of Fort 
Fairfield. He married (first) Betsey Hamil- 
ton, bom in Dixmont. Maine, died about 1884. 
daughter of Aaron Hamilton, a carpenter of 

Bangor. He married (second) June 10, 1891. 
in Limestone, ]\Jaine, Flora (Temple) Pipt-r, 
born in Detroit, Maine, January 23, 1S61. iii.-r 
mother moved to Lewiston when she was six 
years old and she attended the public school-; 
there. She is a member of the Free Will Bap- 
tist Church, and of Goodwill Chapter, No. 8^, 
Order of the hastern Star, of which she is 
matron, and of .-\roostook Valley Grange, No. 
4S5, of which she has been lecturer and secre- 
tary. She married (first) July 3, 18S3. in 
Easton, Massachusetts, George Henry Rich- 
ardson Piper, born at Chicopee, Alassachusetts, 
son of a Congregational minister, a graduate 
of Dartmouth College (see Temple IX). Reu- 
ben Fairfield Thurlough had by his first wife, 
Edith, born in 1S70, died in 1889. 

(The Temple Line). 

(I) Abraham Temple, the immigrant an- 
cestor, was in Salem, Massachusetts, as early 
as 1636. Fle owned real estate and appears 
several times in the courts as plaintiff and de- 
fendant. He died soon after 1639. He mar- 
ried Abigail ■ and IMargaret — . 

Children: Richard, mentioned below; Tobias; 

(II) Richard Tem])le, son of Abraham 
Temple, \\as born in 1623. He settled at 
Charlestown before 1647, removed in 1654 to 
Concord, where he died March 15, 16S9. His 
wife Joanna died February 24, 168S. In 1688 
he divided his property among his children. 
Children: Abigail, born May 15, 1647; John; 
Abraham, mentioned below ; Richard, born 
October 15, 1654; Isaac, June 19, 1657; Chris- 
topher, 1660; Sarah, March 8, 1662. 

(III) Abraham (2) Temple, son of Rich- 
ard Temple, was born June 4, 1652. He mar- 
ried, December 4, 1673, Deborah Hadlock. 
daughter of John Hadlock. He was admitted 
a freeman ilarch 21, 1690. He ser\ed in 
King Philip's war and took part in the Swamp 
Fight, where he was wounded, and in 1735 
had a grant of land for his service. He died 
January 4, 1738; his widow Deborah died 
January 28, 1743 (gravestone, Hill burying 
ground, Concord). Children: Richard, born 
October 6, 1674: Abraham; Abigail, August 
II, 1677; Isaac, December 25, 1678; John, De- 
cember 4, 1680; Sarah, August 3, 1682; Deb- 
orah, November 14. 1683 : Mary, June 24. 
16S5 ; Joseph, mentioned below; Benjamin, 
July 27, 1690. 

fIV) Joseph Temple, son of Abraham (21 
Temple, was born in Concord, May 6, 1688. 
He married, November 28, 1717, Abigail 
Stearns, of Lexington. He lived in Concord 
and Westford, and at Sanford, Maine. Chil- 
dren: Abigail, born December i, 1718; Joseph, 

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mentioned below; Sarah, March u;, 1722; 
Ebenezer; Richard, March 7, 1725 ; Samuel ; 
Thomas; Eiisha. 

(V) Joseph (2) Temple, son of Joseph (i) 
Temple, was born in Concord, December 31, 
1720. He married, June 6, 1744, Sarah Mc- 
Kiney, of Chelmsford. Children: Joseph, 
born 1745; Levi, mentioned below. 

(VI) Levi Temple, son of Joseph (2) 
Temple, was born about 1 751, at or near West- 
ford, and lived at Bowdoin and Lisbon, Maine. 
He was a corporal in Captain Tiniothj- I'nder- 
vvood's company. Colonel William i'rescott's 
regiment. He became a Free Will Baptist 
minister. He died about 1821 and is buried on 
Beaver Hill, Freedom, Maine. He married 
Rachel Nutting, of Westford, March 10, 1774. 
Children: Martha, born at Bowdoin; Noah, 
mentioned belov.- ; Sarah, born 17S0; Stephen, 
1782; Levi, 1784; Joseph, October 13, 1786; 
Wilson, 17SS. 

(VH) Noah Temple, son of Levi Temple, 
was born about 177S. 

(VHl) Noah (2) Temple, son of Noah (i) 
Temple, was born about 1800, died in Detroit, 
!Mainc, about 1S71. He was a farmer in the 
vicinity of Detroit. In politics he was a Re- 
publican. He married Abigail Huff, who died 
in Detroit, 1S71. Children: Turner; Levi, 
mentioned below; Lucy, mariied a }vlr. Har- 
rington ; Sadie, married Frank Bowen, a truck- 
man, Belfast, Maine; Abbie, died at Thorn- 
dike, jMaine ; Jane, married a Air. Pike ; Fran- 
cis, carpenter, served in the civil war, resides 
in Rockland, Maine; Annis, twin to Francis, 
served in the civil war ; James, died in Detroit ; 
John, died at Isleborough, Maine; Lorenzo; 
Merrell ; Clara, married a Mr. York. 

(IX) Levi (2) Temple, son of Noah (2) 
Temple, was born at Detroit, Maine, in 1822, 
died at Detroit in 1S67. He was a farmer. 
In 1S61 he enlisted in Company ]M, First Regi- 
ment Cavalry, and served through the civil 
war. He was severely wounded. He returned 
with health wrecked and died soon. In politics 
he was a Republican. He attended the Union 
church. He married Mary Samantha Patten, 
born in Bangor, January 17, 1S39, died at Fort 
Fairfield, July 21, 1913. She was a member 
of the Universalist church of Lewiston, and 
of Rebekah Lodge, Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows. Children of Levi Temple: i. Eu- 
gene B., born April 5. 1859; married Drusilla 
Getchell, of Limestone ; children : Winnie 
Frances ; Bertram ; William, married Winnie 
Finnemore; Levi Glenwood ; Madaline May; 
Hazel; Delia, died aged three years; .son, died 
young. 2. Flora, married Reuben b'airfield 
Thurlough (see Thurlough III). 3. Abbie, 
born 1S63, died i86<^3. Mary Samantha (Pat- 


ten) Temple mairied (second) William F. 
l.onihani, burn in I'.iicktield, Maine, 1835, 
died at l.imesione, April 3, 1907. He mar- 
ried ( lir>t ) Emeline Ikiilcy, and had Winnie 
Iranees, who married George O. Tufts, of 
Lewi.-toii, a foreman in a shoe factory at 
Auburn, Maine; child, Helen, born July 19, 
1 9<jo. 

Sanip.son Fallen, father of Mrs. Temple, 
came to America after first marriage and 
conducted a dje shop in Somerset county, 
Maine. He was a member of the Church of 
luv^land. He died in 1853 and is buried in 
tile Niks burial ground. lie married (second) 
Besla Brann, born in Troy, Maine, died in 
1891. Child of Sampson Patten by first wife; 
Harriet Patten, married Oliver Plummer, 
farmer. Children by second wife: i. Mary 
Samantha Patten, married Levi Temple, men- 
tioned above. 2. George Patten, born 1841, 
farmer, now retired, Limestone ; married Emily 
P.arnes ; children : Mary, married A. C. Leigh- 
ton ; Cleveland; Horace; Josephine, married 
J larry Leighton. a merchant ; F"rances, married 
a Mr. Molet, a jeweler; Hattie, married Frank 
Johnston; Percy, a barber. Limestone. 

Rev. William Noyes, born in 
NO YES 1568, resiiJed in England and 
died in Cholderton, county Wilts, 
before April 30, 1622. He had brothers, Rich- 
ard and Robert. He matriculated at Univer- 
sity College, Oxford, November 15, 1588, and 
took the degree of Master of Arts, ]\Iay 31, 
1592. He was rector of Cholderton in 1602. 
He married, about 1595, Amie Parker, born 
1575, buried ]\Iarch 7, 1657. The inventory 
of his estate was made April 30, 1622, and his 
widow was appointed administratrix. Chil- 
dren, born in England: Ephraim, born 1596; 
Nathan, 1597; James, 1608: Nicholas, men- 
tioned below ; daughter, married Thomas Keitt ; 
John, lived at Newton, Wilts. 

(II) Nicholas Noyes, son of Rev. William 
Noyes, was born in England in 1G15-16, and 
was the immigrant ancestor. He came to this 
country in 1633, and settled in Newbury. He 
walked forty miles to Cambridge to qualify as 
a voter, when he was a-Imitted a freeman, 
May 17, 1637. He was a deputy to the general 
court in 1660, 1679, 1680 and 1681. He was 
chosen deacon of the First Parish, March 20, 
1633-34. He died November 23, 1701. His 
will was dated July 4, 1700, and proved De- 
cember 29, 1701. His homestead was occupied 
in 1903 by the heirs of Nathaniel Little. He 
married, about 1640, Mary Cutting, daughter 
of Captain John and Mary Cutting. Her 
father was a shipmaster of London. She was 
at one time brouglit before the court for wear- 



iiig a silk hood and scarf, but discliargcd on 
proof that her husband was worth two hun- 
dred pounds. Children, born in Newbury: 
Mary, born October 15, 1641; Hannah, Octo- 
ber 13, 1643; John, January 20, 1645; Rev. 
Nicholas, December 22, 1647; Cutting, men- 
tioned below; Sarah, August 22, 1653; Tim- 
othy, June 23, 1655; James, IMay 16, 1657; 
Abigail, A[>Ti[ 11, 1659; Rachel, March 20, 
i6C)i ; Thomas, June 20, 1^3. Three cliildren, 
who died young. 

(Ill) Cutting Noyes, son of Nicholas Xoyes, 
was born September 23, 1649, ^t Newbury, 
Massachusetts, died there before November 
iS, 1734. He married, in 1673, Elizabeth 
Knight. Children, born in Newbury: John, 
Novemljer 15, 1674; Cutting, January 2S, 1676; 
Elizabeth, February 2, 1678; Joseph, men- 
tioned below; Bathsheba, 1690; ^^lary, March 
27, 1693. Two other children died young. 

(IVj Joseph Noyes, sou of Cutting Noyes, 
was born at Newbury, ^Massachusetts. He 
married, in 171 1. Jane Dole, who died Febru- 
ary 14, 1755. They settled in Falmouth, now 
Portland, Maine. Children, born in Newbury: 
Josiah, mentioned below ; Dorothy, April 9, 
1715; Hannah, July 6, 1720; James; January 
8, 1722: Amos, July 29, 1728:" Peter, 'Decem- 
ber 3. 1731. One other child died young. 

(V) Josiah Noye>, son of Joseph Noyes, 
was born at Newbury, Massachusetts, Septem- 
ber 8. 1712, died in 1796, in Maine. Fie was 
a soldier in the revolution. Fie lived at New 
Casco, Maine. He married, in 1737, Hilary 
Lunt. Children, born in Portland or vicinity : 
Joseph, born September 14, 1740; Aviary, March 
18, 1743; Cutting, February 2j. 1745 : Mofcs, 
mentioned below; Jane, June 30, 1749; Han- 
nah, December 5, 1751 ; Eunice, October 26, 
1753; Aim, October 12, 1755; Josiah. Septem- 
ber 20, 1757; Sarah; Thomas, February 4, 
1762. Five other children died young. 

(VI) Moses Noyes, son of Josiah Noyes, 
was born at Portland, Maine, March 29, 1746. 
He married, in 1769, Abigail Locke. In 1790 
he moved to Pownal, Maine. Children, born 
at Cumberland and Pownal : Thomas, born 
November 5, 1769; IMoses. mentioned below; 
John, October 27, 1778: Nathaniel L.. April 
3, 1780; Dorcas; Eunice, October 5, 1783; 
Abigail, February 7, 17S5: James L., March 
2^, 1794. Another child died 'young. 

(VII) Moses (2) Noyes, son of iNIoses (i) 
Noyes, was born at Cumberland, Maine, No- 
vember 15, 1775. Fie married — . Among 

their children was Moses, mentioned below. 

(VIII) Moses (3) Noyes. son of ]Moses 
(2) Noves, was borti about iSoo. He married 
Rhoda 'Merrill, who died :^Iay 15, 186S. He 
settled at bVeeport, Maine. Children, born at 

Frecport: Mary H., born January 4, 1832; 
Josiah AL, mcntioneil below; Adelaide M., 
August 4, 18:59 ; William M., October 12, 1841 '; 
Charles A., Alarch 14, 184^: John M., May 
25, 1847- 

(IX) Josiah M. Noyes, son of Moses (3) 
Noyes, was born at F^recport, Maine, October 
19, 1835. Fie married Sybil B. Davis, daugh- 
ter of Samuel Davis. Children : Charles E., 
mentioned below; Fidelia, married Arthur IF 
Thompson; Helen T., married Fred F. Spear; 
Alfred L., married Ethel Long. 

(X) Charles E. Noyes, son of Josiah M. 
Noyes, was born at Limestone, Maine, l-'ebru- 
ary 6, 1863. He attended the public schools 
of his native town. Fie worked on his father's 
farm when a boy and succeeded to it, after the 
death of his father. The homestead, on which 
he has always lived, is located about five miles 
from the village of Limestone, on Noyes road 
to Caribou, and consists of six hundred acres, 
of which two hundred and fifty acres are 
cleared. He also owns and operates a starch 
factory in partnership with his brother, Alfred 
L. Noyes. In politics he is a Republican. He 
was selectman of the town for five years and 
held the office of road surveyor. He is a mem- 
ber of Limestone Grange, No. 272, and was 
master for two years. He is a member of the 
Knights of Pythias, of Limestone. 

He married, November i, 1892, at Lime- 
stone. Nettie Maria Spear, born at Limestone. 
July 28, 1873, and educated in the public 
schools there. She attends the Free Will Bap- 
tist church, and is a member of the Grange in 
Limestone. She is a sister of Fred F. Spear. 
Children of Charles E. and Nettie Maria 
(Spear) Noyes: i. Elwood Austin, born April 
9, 1894; graduate of the Limestone high school 
in 191 1 ; student for two years in the Univer- 
sity of }ilaine ; member of the Sigma Chi fra- 
ternity. 2. Helen Evelyn, born January 19. 
1898 ; member of the Grange. 3. Laura Nellie, 
born October 8, 1899: student in the Lime- 
stone high school. 4. Fern Mary, born De- 
cember 22, 1902. 

Spearin is an ancient English 
SI'E.\RIN surname. John and Katherine 

Spearin are mentioned in the 
will of Abraham Jilson. of Rethnall Green 
Stebonhcath, otherwise Stepney, Middlesex, 
England, in 1666. 

(I) John Spearin, the first of the family 
found on record in this country, was doubtless 
born in England. He came to this country 
before tlie revolution and settled in Maine. He 
may have lived for a time in Essex county, 
Massachusetts, for he is called of Beverly ami 
of Essex county in the revolutionary records. 

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but tlie vital records of Beverly and adjoining 
tdwiis do not contain records of the Spearin 
family. John Spearin was engaged for the 
town of Beverly, April lo, 1781, for three 
\cars and served in Captain Simon Larned's 
[xnnpany, Colonel William Shepard's regiment 
(the I'ourth). His name appears on rolls at 
West Point, Phillipsburg, I'eekskill, Camp 
(."ontinental. In 1790. according to the first 
ifdcral census, he was the only head of family 
of this surname. He lived then at Fairfield, 
Lincoln county, and had in his family one son 
under sixteen and three females. In the same 
section, however, there was a r.enjamin Spern, 
possibly poor spelling for Spearin, which is 
found spelled Speering, Spearing, etc. 

(II) David Spearin, son of John Spearin, 
was born in the vicinity of Blanchard, iNIaine, 
about 1792, died at Benton, ^Maine, about 1875. 
lie was a farmer on the Kennebec river and 
in the town of Benton for many years. In 
politics he was a Democrat. He married Har- 
riet Gibson, born in Maine about 1795, died at 
Benton in 1880. Her father came from Scot- 
land and settled in Benton. He was a car- 
penter and maker of violins, tables, chairs and 
other furniture. Children, probably all born 
in Benton: i. William, died at Benton; was a 
farmer; married Martha Joy, of Benton; chil- 
dren : Lettie, living in Fall River. Massachu- 
setts ; George Franklin, resides in Fairfield, 
Maine, where his grantlfather lived in 1790; 
Nettie. 2. Caroline, died at Clinton, Maine; 
married William Lamb, owner of a saw mill; 
child. Nellie, who married Rev. 'Sh. Dodge. 
3. Henry, died at Moosehead Lake, killed in a 
jam of logs, a boss driver. 4. Gideon, a 
farmer, died at Benton; married Julia Flaines ; 
children: Walter, baggage transfer agent, 
Boston ; Frank, resides at Fairfield, Somerset 
county ; a daughter. 5. Lucretia, died at Fair- 
field ; married Grecnlcaf Flood, a farmer; chil- 
dren : Howard, coal dealer and farmer, Fair- 
field : Horace : and a daughter. 6. Frank, died 
aged eighteen years. 7. Samuel G., mentioned 

(HI) Samuel G. Spearin. son of David 
Spearin, was born in the vicinity of Blanchard, 
Maine, May 9, 1S29, died at Clinton, ]\Iaine, 
in September, 191 1. He was a carpenter and 
followed his trade in Holyoke, Massachusetts, 
in Benton, ]\Iaine,, and in Clinton. In 1871 he 
bought the farm now owned by his son at Fort 
Fairfield. He lived there for many years. 
After conveying it to his son he bought another 
place at Clinton, Maine. Shortly before he 
died he sold his farm and retired, spending his 
last years in the village of Fort Fairfield. In 
politics he was a Democrat. He held the office 
of road survevor. He attended the Christian 

Union church. lie married Mary Loana Ames, 
burn in Clinton, January 17, 1S34, died in 
Clinton, in January, 1912. .She was also a 
member of the Christian Union church. Her 
father was a n.ative of England. He died in 
Clinton in i84(). Brothers and sisters of ^lary 
i-oana (.-\mes) Sjicarin: i. Lorin Ames, died 
at Benton ; was a farmer and carjienter. 2. 
Charles Ames, farmer; married Loana At- 
wood, of .\lbion, Maine. 3. Daniel Ames, died 
at Shawmut Mills. Maine; farmer; married 
Pliilona Noble. 4. Ann Ames, died in Clinton ; 
married Morrill True, fanner, Clinton. 5. 
Caroline Ames, married Hudson Brown, a 
farmer, Clinton. 6. Racilla .Ames, died at 
Pienton ; married Milton Gibson, a railroad 
nian. 7. .Mary Loana Ames, married Samuel 
G. Sjiearin, mentioned above. 8. Jacob Ames, 

married Lucinda — . Children of Samuel 

G. Spearin: i. Ellen May, born at Clinton, 
1853; married (first) P^rank Goodrich, of Fort 
Fairfield, a farmer ; she resides at Clinton ; 
child, Cecil L. Goodrich ; Ellen IMay married 
(second) Christopher Goodrich, a farmer. 2. 
Caroline Theresa, born at Clinton, May, 1855; 
married D. C. Greeley, farmer of Clinton ; chil- 
dren: Burt G. Greeley, married Hazel True, 
and is a hunter and trapi)er at Clinton; Mattie 
Greeley, married Earl Iliggins. 3. Charles 
Henry, mentioned below. 4. Mary L., born at 
Clinton, 1859; married William Ames, born at 
Clinton, .September 7, 1S60, farmer at Fort 
Fairfield ; children : Etta ^Iay Ames, born 
March 2j, 1882, married Norman I. Gallagher ; 
Edith Carrie .Ames, born .April i, 18S3, mar- 
ried Joseph Emmery, farmer of Fort Fairfield, 
formerly of Centerville, New Brunswick ; Otis 
William .Ames, born November 10, 1884, 
farmer. Fort Fairfield, married Lavinia Barnes ; 
Ilattie Ethel Ames, born October 13, 18S6; 
.Abner True Ames, born December 11, 18S8, 
married Susan Shay ; Henry Harris .Ames, 
born October 14, 1890, married Inez Sloan, of 
Limestone ; Charles Loren Ames, born Novem- 
ber I, 1892; Samuel Horace .Ames, born De- 
cember 19, 1895. 5. Hattie, died young. 

(I\') Charles Henry Spearin, son of Sam- 
uel G. Spearin, was born at Sangerville, .Maine, 
December 7, 1857. His parents removed to 
' Benton when he was six months old, and he 
attended the public schools there. When he 
was fourteen his parents removed to Fort Fair- 
field to a farm five miles f om the village on 
Center Limestone road. He was raised on his 
father's farm there and remained with his 
father after he left school. In 1888 he bought 
the place of his father and has cultivated it 
since then. He has one hundretl and sixty 
acres of land, of which one hundred and thirty 
acres are cleared. In politics he is indq:)end- 




ent. He has held the office of road surveyor. 
For many years he attended the Christian 
Union church. He was formerly a member of 
Pioneer Lodge, No. ']'] , Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows, of Fort h^airfield, and of Lime- 
stone Grange, No. 272, Patrons of Husbandry. 
He married, in Caribou, August 27, 1SS7, Liz- 
ette \ . Boulier, born at Fort Fairfield, Novem- 
ber 30, 1865 (see Boulier H). She attended 
the public schools of her native town. She is 
a member of Rebekah Lodge, Independent 
Order of Odd Fellows. She attends the Chris- 
tian Union church. Children, all born in Fort 
Fairfield: i. Henry Lewis, borri December 28, 
iSSS ; graduate of Hebron Academy, 1909 ; stu- 
dent for two years in Colby College ; member 
of the Zela Psi fraternity; since 191 1 has been 
assisting his father on the farm; a member of 
Pioneer Lodge, Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows. 2. Carrie Ellen, born I\Iay 10, 1895; 
graduate of the Fort Fairfield high school, 
1912. 3. Loana Mary, born February 13, 1896; 
class of 1914, Fort Fairfield high school. 4. 
i\Iyrtle Gertrude, born February 13, i8g8; 
class of 191 5, Fort Fairfield high school. 5. 
Dorothy Esther, born November 30, 1900. 6. 
Burton Dana, born April 5, 1906. 

(I) Francis Boulier, was born in France, 
1784, died in Fort Fairfield, September 27, 
1882. He came to Canada with his parents in 
1791 and they settled in Quebec. His parents 
died of the plague when he was eleven years 
old. In 1820 he came to Fort Fairfield. He 
married Harriet Cyr. born at Quebec, June 
25, 1797, died at Fort Fairfield, February, 
1S84. Both he and his wife were communi- 
cants of the Roman Catholic church. Chil- 
dren: I. Francis Xavier, born at Grand Falls, 
New Brunswick, went to Australia. 2. Flora, 
born at Grand Falls, died at Fort F'airfield; 
married John Le \'asseur, of \'an Buren, 
Maine, a farmer. 3. Amos, born at Grand 
Falls ; married Julia Nedeau ; he enlisted in 
Company G, Fifteenth 3ilaine Regiment, in 
1861. and served three years in the civil war. 
4. Thomas, born and died at Fort Fairfield; 
married Sarah Campbell, of Fort Fairfield. 5. 
Solomon, born at Fort Fairfield, 1S42; resides 
at Limestone ; served three years in the civil 
war, Company C, Fifteenth Alaine Regiment; 
clerk by occupation ; married Ada Orcutt. 6. 
Joseph, born 1844. died at Fort Fairfield, 1908; 
enlisted in Company G, Fifteenth Maine Regi- 
ment, 1861, and served through the civil war; 
marrieij (first") Lizzie Gibson, (second) Mary 

. 7. Philip, born at Fort Fairfield, 1846; 

foreman in a shoe shoj) at Haverhill, Massa- 
chusetts ; veteran of the civil war ; married 

(first) Jane McDonald, of Chelsea, South 

Carolina, (second) Leverett. 8. Mary, 

born at Fort Fairfield, 1848; married Fred' 
Tardy, of Fort h'airfield, now of St. Leonard's, 
New I.'.runswick, a farmer. 9. Mitchell, born 
at Fort Fairfield, October 14, 1S50. 10. Deno 
Elizabeth, born May 6, 1S52 ; married San- 
born Collingwood Murphy, born at Fort Fair- 
field, February 16, 1845, ^ harnessmaker, 
served five years in the civil war, enlisted Feb- 
ruary, 1 861, in the Fifteenth INIainc Regiment, 
discharged July, 1S66; children of ^Ir. and 
Mrs. jMurphy: i. Herbert Florton Murphy, 
born January 26, 1870, in Fort Fairfield ; a 
stationary engineer ; married Emma Flaywood. 
of Portage Lake, Maine, ii. Ada May Alurphy, 
born at Ashland, May 30, 1872; married Wil- 
liam Rand, of Presque Isle, now of Ashland, 
iii. Alice Grant Murphy, born at Ashland, Oc- 
tober 14, 1873; married Edward Johnson, of 
\\'ashburn; she died in October. 189S; he is a 
harnessmaker and farmer in \\'ashburn. iv. 
Lucille Jilurphy, born at Presque Isle, March 
12, 1876; married Sherman Packard; resid- 
ing at Mapleton; he a farmer, v. Mabel ^Nlur- 
phy, born at Presque Isle, March 28, 187S; 
married Frank Arnot, of Boston, now farmer 
and mason, Ashland, vi. Daisy May Murphy, 
born April 12, 18S0, in Ashland; married Del- 
bert Story, of \\'ashburn, postmaster, mer-_ 
chant, vii. Agnes Murphy, born August 12, 
18S3, in Ashland ; married Merrill Tompkins, 
of ^Mapleton, farmer, viii. Newman Murphy, 
born October 14, 1886. in Ashland; married 
Annie Hendrickson, of New Denmark; is a 
painter by trade. Fort Fairfield, i.x. Stanley 
]\Iurphy, born ]\Iarch 26, 18S8; hardware mer- 
chant. Fort Fairfield. 11. Anthony, died aged 
nineteen years. 12. Annie, born 1857; mar- 
ried Roland Floward. 

(II) Amos Boulier, son of Francis Boulier, 
was born at Fort Fairfield. Maine, 1830, died 
there in 1900. Fie had a farm in Fort Fairfield 
on the east road to Limestone and lived there 
all his life. In politics he was a Democrat. 
He served in the civil war. He was a com- 
municant of the Roman Catholic church. He 
married Julia Nedeau. but her mother married 
(second) Thobideau and she was gen- 
erally known as Julia Thobideau. She was 
born in St. Leonards, New Brunswick, in 1S36, 
died there in 18S2. Children: i. John, born 
1859, died young. 2. Frank, born 1S61 ; mar- 
ried Elizabeth Griffin, of Tilley, New Bruns- 
wick. 3. Peter, born 1863; a contractor, 
Bangor, ^Nlaine. 4. Lizette \'.. married Charles 
Henry Spearin (see Spearin IV). 5. William, 
born 1S67 : married ^laggie McCann, of Vanes- 
boro : he is a guide at Caribou. 6. Mercy, born 
April 27, 1S69; married .-Vmos Crock, of Grand 

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I'alls, Xew Brunswick. 7. Sarah, boni 1S71, 
ilicd young. 8. Almeda, born 1S73; married 
.\l>rain Gerow, of Plodgdon, Maine ; resides at 
island Falls. 9. Reuben, born 1875; married 
liertha l^rown, of Four Falls, now of Fort 
I'airficld. 10. .Amos, died young. 11. Julia, 
born 1S83; married Lee Webster. 

Hosea ^^'ebster was born in 
WEIiSTER Freeport, Maine, where the 

family had been established 
for many years, in 1828, died in Limcotone, 
Maine, January 18, 1910. He was an only 
child, except for a half-sister. He 'was a car- 
penter in Freeport until 1861, when he moved 
to Limestone, where he followed his trade and 
carried on a farm. For a number of years he 
was second mate and carpenter on ships, when 
his home was in Freeport. He was a member 
of Pioneer Lodge, Xo. j-j . Lidependent Order 
of Odd Fellows, Fort F"airiield, and of Eastern 
Frontier Lodge, No. 112, Free and Accepted 
Masons, Fort Fairfield. He was drafted to 
serve in the civil war, but before he saw active 
service the war had ended. 

He married, March 22, 1S53, Mchitable 
Davis, born May 11, 1834, in Freeport, [Maine, 
died at Limestone, September 30, 1903. She 
was a member of the Baptist church. Sh.e was 
daughter of Samuel Davis, born in l\laine, 
about 1805, died at Freeport, about 1S87; 
farmer in Freeport, and a Republican in poli- 
tics ; he married ; children, born in 

Freeport; i. Mary S.,. born February 12. 1833, 
died at Freeport; married, September 24. 1854. 
Joshua Coombs, farmer. 2. Mehitable, men- 
tioned above. 3. Merrill, born July 26, 1837, 
died in jMassachusetts : married, January i, 

1865, Mary E. . 4. Sybil E., born 

March 10. 1839, died in Limestone; married, 
January. T862, Josiah M. Xoyes. of Freejiort, 
farmer and mill owner in Limestone. 5. Sam- 
uel H., born January 5, 1841 : married, Janu- 
ary 27, 1865, Mary Ann Davis, a cousin. 6. 
Abby Xoyes, born September 18. 1842; mar- 
ried, October 7, 1865, Woodbury Fiits, de- 
ceased ; she lives in Yarmouth, Maine. 7. 
Charity Ann, born January 17. 1846; married, 
June 6, 18&3, Charles Porter, who died in Free- 
port, wliere she lives. Children of Hosea and 
^^ehitable (Davis) Webster: i. William Her- 
bert, mentioned below. 2. Albert D.. born in 
Freeport. January 20. 1858: married, .April 17, 
1879, Esther Barnes, of Fort Fairfield, where 
they live: children: \'clma, married .\mos 
Libby, of Easton, Maine: Cland. of St. John, 
New Brunswick; Albert, living with parents; 

Abby, married Johnson, farmer at Fort 

Fairfield : Jessie, teacher ; Isabelle and Mehit- 
able, living with parents. 3. Henry Elwood, 

born in Limestone, January 8, 1864, died Janu- 
ary 20, 1883. 4. Li>eUa May, born in Lime- 
stone, March 13, i8(')5, died there April 24, 
18C5. 5. Frank LeRoy, born in Limestone, 
September 29, 1868. died aged eighteen years. 
6. Arthur Stanley, born October 24, 1872, in 
Limestone, where he attended the public schools 
until fourteen years old; married Angcline 
Willey, born in Colebrook, Xew Hampshire, 
December 3, 1875; they live on home farm on 
West road, Limestone, having one hundred 
and ten acres of land, seventy acres being 
cleared; he is a memlicr of the Indqiendent 
Ort'er of Foresters, Limestone, and a member 
of Limestone Grange, Xo. 272. 

William Herbert \\'ebstcr, son of Hosea 
\\'el)ster. was born at Freeport, IVlaine, Octo- 
ber 21. 1856. His parents removed to Lime- 
stone, j\Iaine, when he was five years old and 
he was educated in the public schools of that 
town. He began at the age of sixteen to learn 
the trade of carpenter in the employ of his 
father and he followed that trade for eighteen 
years. Afterward he engaged in business at 
Limestone as an imdertaker and picture framer. 
I fe has made his liome in the village of Lime- 
stone. In politics he is a Republican. He was 
constable of the town from 1905 to 191 1, and 
has also been road commissioner. In religion 
he is a Methodist. He is a member of Pioneer 
Lodge, No. -J-/, Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows,' of Fort Fairfield, and held the office 
of right supporter of the vice grand noble. 

He married, }ilay 3, 1879, at Limestone, Ann 
Maria Ward, born in China, Maine, February 
22, 1856. Her parents came to Limestone 
wlien she was seven years old and she attended 
the public schools tliere. In religion she is a 
^lethodist. Mr. and Mrs. Webster have one 
child, Lee, born at Limestone, January 23, 
1S81. Lee Webster was educated in the pub- 
lic schools of his native town and is now a 
locomotive engineer of the Bangor & Aroos- 
took railroad. He married, June 16, 1909, in 
Limestone, Julia Boulicr, 01 Fort Fairfield. 
Children of Lee and Julia \\'ebstcr : Elwood, 
born May 24. 1910: Harold., September 2"] , 

James Richardson, a sea- 
RICHARDSOX faring man of ^rount 

Desert Island, ■Maine, 
was. accortling to family tradition, the innni- 
grant ancestor. He was born in England. 
Children born on Mt. Desert Island: i. .-\mos, 
a sea captain. 2. Abraham, a mariner, died at 
Mount Desert. 3. John, died on Mount Desert 
Jj-Iand. 4. Isaac, a mariner, died on Mount 
Desert Island. 5. Xicliolas. a mariner, died at 
sea, off the West Indies. 6. Daniel, a mariner, 

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died on Mount Desert Island. 7. Nahuni, 
mentioned below. S. Elizabeth, died at iJan- 
ville Junction, Maine, married Stock- 
ing, who died there, a farmer. 

(II) Nahum Richardson, son of James 
Richardson, was born on Mount Desert Island, 
Maine, in 1812, died at Ellsworth, Hancock 
county, Maine, in 1SS7. He was educated in 
the public schools, and learned the trade of 
ship carperiter in Ellsworth. He followed his 
trade there and in Bangor and other places 
along the IMainc coast. Subsequently he 
bought a farm and settled in Ellsworth. In 
politics he was a Democrat. He married Mary 
T. Maddox, born at Ellsworth, 1822, died there 
"in 1891. She attended the Methodist Episco- 
pal church (sec Maddox H). Children: i. 
Isaac, born 1843, a farmer, died at Ellsworth 
in 1869, unmarried. 2. Daniel, born 1845. ^ 
farmer, drafted during the civil war but not 
sent to the front ; married Pamelia Salsbury, 
of Ellsworth. 3. Luther, born 1847. Larmer, 
Ellsworth; married Ella Capers, of Lewiston, 
Maine. 4. Charlotte, born 1849, ^'^^ ^ged two 
years. 5. Nahum Augustus, mentioned below. 
6. Frederick, born 1833: married Kate lUod- 
gctt, of Surrv, Maine ;' resides ^t Ellsworth. 7. 
Eben, born '1855, died in 1S74 at ElUworth, 
unmarried. 8. William, born 1S57, farmer, 
Ellsworth; married Claudia Leed, of Surry. 
9. Imogerje, born 1859. died at North Orland, 
Maine; married Gilbert Ware, of Rockport, 
Maine, who served in the civil war, died at 
North Orland. 10. Edwin, born 1862, a car- 
penter, Bangor, unmarried. 

(Ill) Nahum Augustus Richardson, son of 
Nahum Richardson, was born at Ellsworth, 
Maine, November 15. 1851. He attended the 
public schools of his native town, and worked 
on his father's farm until he came of age. 
Afterward he was a miller until 1807. He 
also followed farming at Limestone and otlier 
towns in Aroostook county, Maine, and in 
1886 he bought the farm on which he now 
lives in Limestone. He has eighty-five acres, 
most of which is under cultivation. In politics 
he is a Republican. He has held the office of 
road commissioner. In religion he is an Epis- 
copalian. He married, November, 1878, at 
Fort Fairfield, Olive E. Maines (also spelled 
Maynes). She was born in Farmington, 
Maine. August 2, 1861, and educated there in 
the public schools. She is a communicant of 
the Protestant Episcopal church, and a mem- 
ber of Limestone Grange, No. 272, Patrons of 
■Husbandry. Children of Nahum Augustus 
and Olive E. (Maines) Richardson: i. Per- 
ley. born September 28. 1S79, died aged seven- 
teen years. 2. Leland, born June 20. 1882: a 
farmer at Caswell, Maine; married Hattie 

Keamey; children: Fay, born October 14, 
1907; Pauline, February 21, 1909; Rena, Dc 
ceniber 17, 1910. 3. William, born July u. 
1884; married, June 25, 191 1, in Denmark, 
New Brunswick, Ella Lawson, born April i;, 
1891 ; children: Hudson Lewis, born Octjlxr 
19, 191 1 ; Winton Clcster, born February 2, 
1914. 4. Hannah, born June 12, 1891 ; edu- 
cated in the Limestone public schools ; mar- 
ried Earl Ward, and had Idellc Ward, 
October 3, 1910. 

Joseph Maines, father of :Mrs. Richardsui,, 
was born April 5, 1821, died at Limestone, 
Maine, September 10, 1894. He was a farmer 
in New Brunswick for seven years, afterward 
in Farmington, Maine. In politics he was a 
Democrat. He was a member of the school 
board and selectman while living in New 
Brunswick. In religion he was a Methodist. 
He married Hannah Hudson, born July 12, 
1 81 6, in Quebec, Canada, died at Lime.stone, 
Maine, September 30, 1893. She was an Epis- 
copalian. Children of Jo^eph?^Iaines: i. Joseph 
H. Maines, born at Quebec, Canada, November 
16, 1850; a merchant at Seattle, Washington; 
married Rose Pelchie, a native of New Bruns- 
wick. 2. Annie J. Maines, born at^Quebec. 
February 12, 1852; married Samuel Shaw, of 
Hartland, New Brunswick, a blacksmith and 
farmer. 3. Thomas :Maines, born at Quebec, 
Alarch I, 1854; has a farm and livery stable at 
Limestone ; married Estclla Shaw, a native of 
Hartland, Maine. 4. William J. Maines, born 
at Farmington, February 28, 1856; has a farm 
and livery stable at Fort Fairfield; married 
Minnie Winters, a native of England. 5. Ella 
E. Maines, born at Farmington ; married Fred 
Philbrick, of Easton, who has a farm and 
starch factory at Fort Fairfield. 6. OHve E. 
Maines, married Nahum Augustus Richard- 
son, mentioned above. 

John Maynes or ;Maines, father ofjcseph 
Maines, was born in Ireland, died in Virginia, 
whither he came when a child. Flis wife was 
of Spanish ancestry, and died in Virginia also. 
Children of John Maynes or :\Iaines : i. Rc;b- 
ert Maines, a farmer, died in Pennsylvania. 
2. William Maines, a farmer, died in Farm- 
ington from a wound received in battle during 
the civil war. 3. Joseph Maines, mentioned 
above. 4. John ^IMaines. 5. Edward Maines, 
died at Quebec; married Elizabeth Hudson, 
sister of Mrs. Joseph Maines. 6. Annie 
Maines, died at Lincoln Center. Maine: mar- 
ried Robert Cole, a farmer and lumbernia:i. 

(The MadJo.K Line) 

The ^Maddox family settled in Maine betV-re 
the revolution. There were a doze;i fimilR- 



(,f the name in 1790, according to the federal 
census. In Wells, York county, two of the 
name John Maddox were heads of families 
and at W'aterborough, York county, Henry 
Maddox was head of a family. Henry. Sam- 
uel and Joshua were heads of families at 
Township No. 6, Hancock county, Maine. 

(I) Joshua Maddox was a pioneer at Ells- 
worth, Maine, and built the first saw mill 


(H) Nathan Maddox, son of Joshua Mad- 
di>x, was boni at Frycburg, 3.1aine, in 17S9, 
died at Ellsworth, Maine, in 1S73. He was a 
farmer at Ellsworth, whither he went as a 
child with his parents. He was a member of 
the Methodist church. He served in the war 
of 1S12. He married Hannah Fly, born in 
1791, at Damariscotta, Maine, died at Ells- 
worth in 1866. Children: i. Isaac, died about 
twenty-one years old. 2. Daniel, died at Ells- 
worth ; married (first) Phebe Clemmons, of 
Ellsworth; (second) Elizabeth Butler, of 
I'ranklin, Maine, now living in Ellsworth. 3. 
Emery, died at Ellsworth, Elaine, unmarried. 
4. Marv T., married Nahum Richardson (see 
Richardson H). 5. Charlotte, died at Ells- 
worth ; married Lewis Fields, of that town, a 

Jeremiah Nightingale, a 
NIGHTINGALE descendant of William 

Nightingale (q. v.), was 
a native of Vermont or Elaine. ?Ie died on 
the coast of ]\Iainc, now the New P.runswick 
line, in 1S32. He was a soldier in the war of 
1S12. Children: i. Jeremiah, born in 181S: 
a farmer of Fort Fairfield. Maine, millwright 
at Grand Lake, sold his farm in 1890 and 
moved from Grand Lake to Fort Fairfield, 
where he died in 1894: married }iIarion Bar- 
ton. 2. Josiah, mentioned below. 3. John, a 

farmer of Grand Lake ; married (first) 

Barton ; (second) Rhoda Ann Jenkins. 4. 
William, removed to Halifax, Nova Scotia. 
5. Jerusha. 

(II) Josiah Nightingale, son of Jeremiah 
Nightingale, was born in }ilaine, near the 
Canadian line, in 1820. died at Grand Lake, 
New Brunswick, in Alay. i886. He was a 
millwright by trade, settling in Grand Lake 
when a young man. He bought a farm and 
lived there the remainder of his life. In poli- 
tics he was a Liberal. He was a member of 
the Baptist church. He married Eleanor Mc- 
Namara, born at Range. Grand Lake. Queens 
countv. New Brunswick. 1833, died at Grand 
Lake,' July 18. 1891. She \vas a Baptist in 
religion. Her father was a native of Ireland, 
born about 1704, died at Grand Lake, about 
187-5, where he was a farmer for many years. 

He married Riley, born in Ireland in 

1796. died at Grand Isle. 1879. Eleanor Mc- 
Namara had a sister Mary, who died at Grand 
Lake, unmarried; a brother, Joseph, farmer at 
Grand Lake, married Rachel Miller, and a 
sister Allie, who married Lot Kelly, of Cole's 
Island, New Brunswick. 

Children of Josiah and Eleanor (McNamara) 
Nightingale: i. Levi, born May 29, 1853; a 
carpenter; married Elizabeth Luimey.of Cum- 
berland Bay, Queens comity, New Brunswick; 
nov,- living at Range, Grand Lake ; children : 
\\'ard, miner and farmer, Grand Lake; 
Blanche, married Walter Hawk, head sawyer 
in a mill in Queens county; \\'ilford L.. mar- 
ried, October 23, 1913. Lena White: Myrtle, 
married Wassam. farmer and lumber- 
man, Salmon Creek, New Brunswick; Hazen 
and Ivy. 2. F.lias, born May 3, 1855; a 
farmer ; married (first) Rosctta McNamara, a 
first cousin ; children : Maude, married Leslie 
Barton, a coal hoister. Range, Grand I^ke ; 
Mary, married Leslie Butler, miner, New Cas- 
tle, New Brunswick; Annie, married — 

Brown ; farmtr at Hardwood, Sunbury county, 
New Bnmswick; Ellcry. lives on the home- 
stead : Cecil, lives on the homestead ; Elias 
married (second) Mrs. Dorothy (Rollins) 
Monroe, widow of Samuel Monroe, a ship 
builder. Grand Lake ; no children. 3. Nehe- 
miah. horn February 28, 1857; captain of a 
coasting vessel, now a farmer at Cumberland 
Bay. New Brunswick ; married Mary IMcNa- 
mara. sister of Rosetta McNamara. 4. Mary, 
died young. 5. Annie, born January 22, 1861 ; 
married John McNamara, brother of Mary 
]\IcNamara; farmer at Range, Grand Lake; 
children : Winnie McNamara. married James 
Howe, a railroad man. Norton. New Bruns- 
wick : Cora McNamara, married Fred Mc- 
Lean, engineer. Queens comity. New Bruns- 
wick; Alice. I'Tank and Carl ^IcNamara. 6. 
Simeon, mentioned below. 7. Herbert, died 
}oung. 8. Emery, born August 22, 1867 ; mar- 
ried Jane Libby, of Parish Canning. New 
P.runswick, now living at Fort Fairfield ; 
farmer; children: Avis, Millie, Carrie, Pearl, 
Owen. Moses. 

(Ill) Simeon Nightingale, son of Josiah 
Nightingale, was born at Parish Canning, 
Queens county. New Brunswick. December 
14. 1863. He attended the public schools of 
his native town. He assisted his father on the 
farm until he was seventeen years old. when 
he went to Fan Claire, Wisconsin, for two 
years. He returned to his native town, but 
soon afterward went to Eau Claire again, 
th.ence to Emporium. Pennsylvania, following 
the lumber industry. From 18S4 to 18S6 he 
was on a coasting; vessel. Afterward he held 



various positions in Parish Canning and vicin- 
ity. In the winter of 1893 he worked in the 
lumber camps at Mars Ilill and Blaine, Maine. 
He bought a farm, March 16, 1894, on the 
Aroostook Falls road, Fort Fairfield, and cul- 
tivated it for the next eight }ears. In 1902 
he sold his farm and bought the place that he 
now owns, on Hopkins road, Fort Fairfield, a 
mile and a half from the village. He also has 
a grocery store, a grist mill and stave mill, in 
partnership with his son, Alden S. Nightingale. 
His farm comprises one hundred and seventy 
acres, largely under cultivation. In politics he 
is a Republican. He has been road commis- 
sioner, lie is steward of the Methodist Epis- 
copal church, and a member of Pioneer Lodge, 
No. •/■/, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 
of Fort Fairfield, of which he has been vice 
grand noble. He is also a member of Aroos- 
took Valley Grange, No. 485, Patrons of FIus- 

He married, April 3, iSSq, in P>cdericton, 
New P. runs wick, Caroline Augusta Stone, 
born in Parish Canning, Queens county. New 
Brunswick, February 17, 1S64. She was edu- 
cated there in the public schools. She is a 
member of the Aleihodist Episcopal church, 
of the Aroostook Valley Grange and of the 
Ladies' Aid Society. Children of Simeon and 
Caroline Augusta (Stoin.) Nightingale: i. 
Alden Simeon, born October 12, 1890, at 
Grand Lake, New Brunswick; in partnership 
with his father; member of the Methodist 
Episcopal church, and of Eastern Frontier 
Lodge, No. 112, Free and Accepted Masons; 
married Lucy Bowles, daughter of Rev. S. S. 
Bowles, Methodist minister at Fort Fairfield. 
2. Eleanor Beatrice, born at Grand Lake, 
Parish Canning, ]\Iarch 19, 1892; married 
Stanley Watham, of New Brunswick, now of 
Fort Fairfield, operator of the Bangor & 
Aroostook Railroad; child, born October 11, 
1913. 3. Bessie Gladys, born at Grand Lake, 
May 12, 1893, died :\Iarch. 1S96, at Fort Fair- 
field. 4. Vernon Basil, born at Fort Fair- 
field, June 4, 1894, died March, 1896. at Fort 
Fairfield. 5. Florence Hazel, born March 5, 
1898; student in high school. 6. Velma Fay, 
born May 27, 1899. 7. Herbert Lester, born 
March 11, 1901. 8. Harold Stone, born 3.1arch 
9, 1902. 9. Dclmer Kenneth, bjrn .\pril 11, 

Thomas Stone, father of ^Irs. Nightingale, 
was born at Land's End, Cornwall, England, 
in 1833, died at New Castle, Sunbury county. 
New Brunswick, April, 1890. He came to 
Canada with his wife and two children, settled 
at New Castle, where he followed mining and 
farming. In politics he was a Liberal. He 
was a member of the Baptist church. He mar- 

ried Caroline Libby, born in England, about 
1835, died at Fort Fairfield, September, 1901. 
She was also a Bajjtist in religion. Children 
of Thomas Stone: i. Elizabeth Stone, born in 
England, September 26, 1853; married Law- 
rence Burns, of Duluth, Minnesota; she is now 
living at Caribou, a widow. 2. Mary Ann 
Stone, born in England, April, 1S55 ; married 
William Flower, of New Brunswick. 3. Mar- 
tha Stone, born at New Castle, September 5, 
1857; married Enoch Nightingale, son of Jere- 
miah Nightingale, a farmer of New Bruns- 
wick. 4. John Stone, born November 19, 1859, 
died February 28, 1880, unmarried. 5. Esther 
Stone, born October 6, 1861 ; married Nelson 
Chapman, a farmer, Waterville. Maine. 6. 
Caroline Augusta Stone, married Simeon 
Nightingale, mentioned above. 7. Charles 
Stone, born August 9, 1866; a farmer. New 
Castle; married Maude Kennedy, of New 
Brunswick. 8. Ransford Stone, born May, 
1S68, died young. 9. George Stone, bcrn March 
3, 1874; a farmer of Fort Fairfield; married 
^Iabc■l Averill. 

\\'illiam Stone, father of Thomas Stone, 
was born in England and died there, a miner 
all his active life. He married . Chil- 
dren: William Stone, a miner at Land's End, 
Cornwall ; John Stone, miner, Cornwall ; 
Thomas Stone, mentioned above ; Martha 
Stone ; Esther Stone ; Elizabeth Stone ; Cath- 
erine Stone. 

The familv of Coffin in Eng- 
COFFIN land was seated at Portledge in 

the parish of Alwington in 
northern Devonshire and has been traced in 
England to the time of the Norman Conquest, 
ic66. This family bears arms described: 
\'ert, five cross-crosslets argent between four 

(I) Tristram Coffin, the earliest English 
ancestor of the American family of which we 
have authentic record, lived in Briton. Devon- 
shire, England. His will was dated November 
16, 1601. 

(II) Nicholas Coffin, son of Tristram Cof- 
fin, lived at Rutlers, Devonshire, and his will 
is dated September 12. 1613, and proved No- 
vember following. He bequeathed to wife 
Joan, sons Peter, Tristram, Nicholas and John, 
daughter Anna, and granddaughter Joan Cof- 

(HI) Peter Coffin, son of Nicholas Coffin, 
married Joan Thomber. He lived at Brixton 
and died"in 1628, leaving a will dated Decem- 
ber 21, 1627. This will proves the relation- 
ship with the American immigrant. In 1649 
his widow with her son Tristram and daughter 
Marv went to Salisbury, Massachusetts, thence 



to Haverhill and Newbury in that state. She 
died at Nantucket or Boston, in May, 1661, 
aged seventy-seven. Rev. John ^\■ii5on, of 
Boston, preaclied her funeral sermon. Chil- 
dren: John, died in l^lymouth Fort; Tris- 
tram, mentioned below ; Joan, prohablv died 
in England; Deborah; Eunice; Mary.' 

(1\') Tristram (2) Coffin, the American 
immigrant, was son of Peter Coffin, and was 
born in England in 1609, died in Nantucket, 
October 2, 1691. He married, in England, 
Dionis Stevens, daughter of Robert Stevens, 
of Brixton, Devonshire. He canie to Salis- 
bury in 1642 with his mother, wife and iive 
children, removing soon afterward to Haver- 
hill where he witnessed a deed in the same 
year. About 1648 he went to Newbury, where 
he kept an inn and afterward returned to Salis- 
bury, about 1655, and was commissioner there. 
In 1659 he was one of a Salisbury company 
that bought land in Nantucket, whither he re- 
moved in 1660. He was one of the first mag- 
istrates of the island, .and a cajiable official. 
Children: Hon. Peter, born 1631 ; Tristram, 
1632; Elizabeth; James, .\ugust 12, 1640; 
John, died in Haverhill, 1642; Deborah, boiu 
at Haverhill, November 15, 1642; JNIary, Feb- 
ruary 20, 1645; John, October 30, i^i-lj; Ste- 
phen, at Newbury, ^lay 11, 1652. 

(I) Grindall Coffin, a descendant of Tris- 
tram Coffin, was born about 1790 in \'ermont, 
according to family tradition, and died in Ash- 
land, Maine, in 1850. He came to Ashland, 
after he married, following a blazed trail, and 
was one of the pioneers of that town. He 
cleared a farm and followed agriculture for his 
occupation. In politics he was a \\'hig. He 
■was an upright citizen and a consistent Chris- 
tian. He married Hannah \\'alker, born in 
Albion. Maine, in 1782, died at Ashland, in 
1872, sister of Joseph Walker, wdio was born 
in the White ]\Iountain district of New Hamp- 
shire, and was also a pioneer of Ashland. 
Joseph Walker married Esther (Rankage) 
Gardner, who was born at Thomaston. Maine, 

now Rockland, the widow of Gardner, 

of Rockland, a seafaring man. Esther Rank- 
age was born in 1790, died at Ashland in 
1890. By her first husband Esther had one 
child: William Gardner, a farmer of Ashland, 
married Nancy Maria Coffin, mentioned be- 
low. Children of Grindall Coffin: i. Elbridge 
Gerry, born at Albion, died at Ashland, un- 
married. 2. Printhia, resides at Okltown, 
Maine ; married Simeon Lord, of Bangor, a 
tanner. 3. Lorenzo, died near Bangor. 4. 
Luther, died in Washington state, a miner and 
farmer; had a restaurant in Seattle; unmar- 
ried. 5. Artemas \\'., mentioned below. 6. 
Mary, 'died at Ashland; married Harrison 

Walker, a farnur, liMrn at Albion. 7. Han- 
nah, died at iMcerlnni, M:iinc; married Daniel 
Getcliell. a farmer of Alhion. 8. Rufus, died 
at .\shl:nid ; a farmer and iumlierman ; married 
Olive Brown, of Green, Maine. 9. Sarah, 
died at .Alhinn; married David Small, a farmer 
of .Mliion. 10. l-;ii/;i, (lied at Prcsque Isle; 
married 1 )avid Sylvester, a farmer of Ash- 
land. II. Lnvina', died at .Ashland; married 
Leon.nrd Ellis, of Diuir, Maine, farmer and 
lumherm;in. u. Willi. nn, died in Ashland, 
i^ y:;nev Mruia. died at A.shland ; married 
\\-illiam (;,,rdi,er. farnur. 

i\\) .\rtema. W. Coffin, son of (irindall 
Coffin, was hum in Albion, Maine, Jmie 25, 
]Si2. died at Ashland, in March, 1903. He 
was of the pioneers of .\shland, removing 
there .soon after his marriage. He cleared a 
farm and cultivated it the remainder of his 
life. I le was also a lumberman. In politics he 
was in later years a Reiniblican. He was for 
a nuniber of years selectman, collector of taxes 
for six years and a pronfinent citizen. He was 
active in the temjierance movement and in the 
Baptist church. He married Maribah Scrib- 
ner, b'irn June 24. 1S07. in Unity, ]\laine, died 
in .Xshland. 1809, daughter of Captain John 
H. Scribner, who was born at Albion, I\[aine, 
in T770, died at Thoindike, Elaine, in 1864, a 
farmer, cajHain of the state nfilitia, farmer in 
Unity, afterward living with his son at Thorn- 
dike. Captain Scribner married Susan Spen- 
cer. Children, all born in Um'ty: i. Maribah 
Scribner. married Artemas W. Coffin, men- 
tioned above. 2. Isaiah Scribner, died in the 
service in the civil war. 3. Mary -Scribner, 
died at Stockton, Maine ; married (first) Clem- 
ent Sigert ; (secrmd) Captain Edward Sigert, 
his brother, sea captain. 4. Sophia Scribner, 
died in Minneapolis; married Nathaniel Sigert, 
brother of Edward Sigert. 5. Hall Scribner, 
died on the way to California by way of Cape 
liorn al)0ut 1849. d. Hannah Scribner, died 
in Illinois; married Charles Sigert, another 
brother of those mentioned above, a shoemaker 
by trade. 7. Philip Scribner, died at Unity; 
married Catherine McManus, of Freedom. 8. 
Benjamin Scribner, mariner, died in the Sail- 
ors' Home. 9. .\Ibert, a farmer, died at 
Thorndike : married (first) Sophronia Thomp- 
son; (second) Sarah Thompson, her sister. 
10. Horatio Scribner, died in Illinois; married 
Elizabeth Spinney. 11. Orrin Scribner, died 
from the effects of a gunshot wound received 
while in the service in the battle of .\ntietain. 
The parents of Captain John H. Scribner died 
when he was (|uite young and he was brought 
up bv John Hall, a merchant at Freedom, 
:\hiine. Children nf .\rtemas W. Coffin; i. 
Artemas, born at Tiu.rnd.ike, Maine; went to 



California in 1S49 and after several jxars in 
the mining fields returned to Portage Lake, 
Maine, where he had a general store for many 
years ; removed to Ashland, where he had a 
farm ; married Emma Greenlaw, of Charlotte, 
Maine, now living in Ashland ; children : 
Elmer E., Albion, Lillian. Alaribah. AL'iriha, 
ilall, \\'illiam, Addie, Annie. 2. Nathaniel S., 
mentioned below. 3. Sophia, resides at Ash- 
land ; married Ira Howe, of Ashland, a farmer 
and lumberman. 4. LeRoy, married Caroline 
Savage, of New Pirunswick ; now a farmer of 

(Ill) Nathaniel S. Cc.riln, son of Artemas 
W. Cofiin, was born at Thorndike, Waldo 
county, ]Maine, January 5. 1840. He went to 
live in Ashland, Maine, with his parents, when 
he was four years old, and attended the public 
schools there until thirt^-en years old. lie 
assisted his father on the homestead and suc- 
ceeded to it. He has added by purchase until 
he now has six hundred acres of land, of which 
one hundred are cultivated, the remainder 
good timber land. In politics he is a Republi- 
can. He has been constable for six years, road 
commissioner for one year, member of the 
scliool board for three years. He attends the 
Baptist church. He has been prominent in the 
temperance work of the comniunit}-. He is a 
member of Ashland Grange, No. 247, Patrons 
of Husbandry, and of Pioneer Lodge, No. 
^2, Free and Accepted ^Masons. He was 
chosen lieutenant of the state militia in the 
civil war. He married. June 15. 1S68, at 
Presque Isle. Manira Greenlaw, born at Char- 
lotte, Maine, ^lay, 1850. Children of Nathan- 
iel S. Coffin: I. Orrin Scribner, mentioned 
below. 2. Luther, born September 20. 1872; 
manager for Thomas Fair, lumberman. Ash- 
land; married Lavona De Long, of Patten. 
3. Herbert, born 1S74; a merchant; married 
Ethel Sutlierland, of Portage Lake : children : 
Margaret, Nathaniel, Ola, Helen. 4. Frank, 
born November 5. 1876; married Ida AIcDon- 
ald, of Patten; she died July, 1913: child, 
Lowena. 5. Alfred, born July 13, 1S78; mar- 
ried Kate Haywood. 6. Sophia, born April 15, 
1880; married Arthur Libby, a potato buyer 
of Presque Isle. 7. Ira. born January 29, 
1882; married P'lorence P>aston. of Ashland; 
child. John Rodney. 8. Philip, born Decem- 
ber 17, 1883. 9. Susan, born September 20. 
1S85. 10. Aubrey, born May 21. 1887; stu- 
dent at Worcester Academy two years, now 
assisting his father. 11. C. Frederick, born 
August 22, 1890. 12. Sarah, born Marcli 2. 
1892. 13. Anna, born June 3, 1894. 

William Greenlaw, father of ^Irs. Coffin. 
was born at Calais. Maine, died at South 
Presque Isle, in 1859. He was a pioneer in 

that town, a farmer, \Miig in politics. He 
married Mary Smith, boi'n at Calais, died at 
Presque Isle. Children of ^^'illiam Greenlaw: 

1. Mary Greenlaw, married Lowell Elanchard. 

2. Darius Greenlaw, died in the service in the 
civil war. 3. William Greenlaw, drowned in 
a river drive. 4. Aaron Greenlaw, married 
Abbie (iMiierson) Rose, widow of Moses 
Rose, Jr. 5. Mehitable Greenlaw, married 
George Lancaster. 6. Sarah Greenlaw, mar- 
ried Benton Rose. 7. Samuel Greenlaw, mar- 
ried Mary Sprague ; is county commissioner, 
living at Presque Isle. 8. George Greenlaw, 
married Martha Sprague. 9. Lewis Green- 
law, resides at Presque Isle. 10. Plmma 
Greenlaw, married Artemas Coffin, mentioned 
above, ir. ]\Ianira Greenlaw, married Na- 
thaniel S. Coffin, mentirmed above. 12. Ed- 
ward Greenlaw, married Mary McLoughlin, 
of Presque Isle. 

(1\") Orrin Scribner Coffin, son of Na- 
thaniel S. Coffin, was born at xKshiand. Maine, 
November 4. 1869. He was educated there in 
the public schools. He has been a lumberman 
since he was twenty years old and has also a 
farm in Ashland, ISIaine. In politics he is a 
Republican. He attends the Congregati.inal 
church, and is a member of Pioneer E'vlg-.-. 
No. 247. Free and Accepted 2\Iasons ; of Shasta 
Chapter. Order of the Eastern Star, and was 
formerly a member of the Ashland Grange. 
He married Mrs. Ina (Flemming) McCor- 
quindale, born at Oxbow, Maine, July 27, 
1874. Tliey have one child, Manira, born 
March 19. 190S. Mrs. Coffin married (first) 
John McCorquindale. born at Springfield, New 
Brunswick, 1852, died at Oxbow. Maine. Sep- 
tember 7. 1904. a farmer and inn-keeper at 
Oxbow. By this marriage she had three chil- 
dren : I. \'iola McCorquindale, born March i, 
1893, niarried Robert Tweedy, a filer, of Ash- 
land. 2. Perley ^IcCorquindale, born March 
28. 1894. a chauffeur, of Ashland. 3. Marion 
McCorquindale, born December 29, 1896. 

(The Fl€ 

ing- Line) 

(I) Thomas Flemming, born 1797, died at 
Prince Edward Island. 1821. He was a 
farmer. He married Betsey L'nderwood. born 
in New "^'ork City, died at ]\Iiramichi, New 
Brunswick. Their only child was Thomas, 
mentioned below. 

(II) Thomas (2) Flemming. son of Thomas 
(i) Flemming, was born on Prince Edward 
Island. 1821, died at Oxbow, October 9. 1904. 
He was educated in the schools of Miramichi 
and came to Oxbow, Alaine, before his mar- 
riage. He was a lumberman, a Democrat, and 
an Episcopalian. He married Mary A. Pot- 
ting, burn ]\Iay 6, 1842, died at New Limerick, 



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,\[ainc, in Febnian-, 1902. William Rotting 
came to Canatla with his parLiUs in 1820 and 
scltlcd in JMontreal. Afterward he became a 
farmer at Oxbow. He married Frances Ruth, 
born on the river Thames, England. 1820, died 
at Oxbow, 1892. Children of AX'iliiam I'.ot- 
ting: I. William Dotting, born at Madison, 
Maine, died at ^[inneapohs; married Eliza- 
beth Curo. 2. Elizabeth Hotting, married 
James Cnro, inn-keeper. 3. Rosanna, mar- 
ried Hiram Smitli. cook and guide. 4. Mary 
A., married Thomas Flemming, mentioned 
above. 5. Henry Hotting, enlisted in i86i, in 
Seventh Maine Regiment, died of a wound. 
6. Fielder Bottin_g. married ]\Iary I^IcKee. 7. 
James F.otting, married Abbie Merchie. 8. 
George Bolting, an engineer. 9. Charles F.ot- 
ting, orange grower in California. 10. Helen 
Eliza r>otting, married David Aiken, of Fred- 
erickton. New Brunswick. 11. Grace Viola 
Betting, married John Aiken, brother of David 
Aiken. Children of Thomas Flemming: i. 
'Jhomas, born 1867, died at Oxbow, 1891. 2. 
George, born 1870; married Eliza Taylor; he 
is a guide at Oxbow. 3. Ida, born 1S72; mar- 
ried Henry Smith, of Houlton, a guide at 
O.xbow. 4. Ina. mentioned above, married 
Orrin S. Coffin. 5. Gertrude, born in 1876; 
married Boardman Stone, of Zealand, Xew 
Brunswick, a carpenter and gm'de ; reside in 
Oxbow. 6. Wilmon, born 1878, twin ; married 
Mary Lannigan : is a guide and farmer at Ox- 
bow. 7. AMlliam, twin of A\'iImon, a guide at 
Oxbow, 8. Frederick, born 18S1 : married 
\'esta Carson : i.^ a farmer and lumberman. 

David Perry, son of Jonathan and 
FERRY Margaret (Malcolm) Perry, was 
born in Topsham, ]\Iaine, Decem- 
ber 22, 1762, died December 18, 1844. He was 
a fanner and moved from Topsham to Litch- 
field, where he lived near Robinson's Corner, 
where all of his children were born. He finally 
removed to Richmond, Maine. He married, 
September 24, 1789, Margaret (Owen) Wil- 
son, born October 9, 1764, died August 4, 1840. 
Children, born in Litchfield, ^^aine: i. Mar- 
garet, born September 12, 1790, died Marcii, 
i8fx); married David Baker. 2. Gideon, born 
May 12, 1793, died April, i8ri9; married Eliza 
W, Farren. 3. Sarah, born February 17, 1705; 
married (first) Joseph Crawford, (second) 
Nathaniel Flutchins. 4. Lucinda, born Decem- 
ticr 5, 1797, died at Richmond, August 19, 
1S83; married (first) \\'illiam Webber, (sec- 
ond) Jabez Robinson. 5. Otis, born August 
5, 1800, died 1823. 6. David, mentioned be- 
low. 7. Harriet, born November 28, 1805, died 
June 15, 1807. 

(H)" Deacon David (2). Perry, son of David 

(i) Perry, was born in Richmond, Maine, 
June :/, 1803. died there, .\pril 26, 1877. He 
was a farmer, and a member of the P>ee Will 
Baptist church, of which be was deacon for 
many years. He married ( Martha Rob- 
inson, and (second) ALircia K. Stimson. Chil- 
dren: I. Henry Otis, mentioned below. 2. 
Maria, born April 18. 1S32 ; married Nehemiah 
Preble, a Free Will Baptist minister in Rich 
mond most of his life. 

(HI) Captain Henry Otis Perry, son of 
Deacon David (2) Perry, was born at Rich- 
mond, Kennebec county, Mair.e, February 2, 
1829, died October 9, 1913, at Fort Fairfield, 
Maine. His early life was that of the ordinary 
farmer's son. J^e attended the common schools 
in and near Richmond and afterwards fitted 
for college at Litchfield Academy. For a time 
he was clerk in a dry goods store at Gardiner, 
!\[ainc. In 1857 he went to Minnesota, where 
he followed the trade of carpenter for about 
three years. In 1861 he returned to Maine and 
located first in Aroostook county, and after 
a few years sold his place and removed to 
Blaine, ]\Iainc. In the autumn of 1863 he en- 
listed in. the Thirty-first Regiment, ]\Iaine \'ol- 
unteer Infantry, and was made orderly ser- 
geant. He won promotion rapidly and was 
commissioned first lieutenant of Company E 
of his regiment. He was afterward captain of 
his company and served to the end of th.e war 
with distinction. From 1870 to 1S76 he was 
engaged in business in Blaine, Maine. He was 
afterward in partnership witli his son, Chad- 
bourne W. Perry, in business in Fort Fairfield, 
and had a large and profitable business. Dur- 
ing his last years the management of the busi- 
ness was largely in the bands of his son. In 
1895 he was appointed agent of the American 
Express Company, with offices at the station 
of the Bangor & Aroostook railroad, and he 
was succeeded in this position by his son, Chad- 
bourne W. He was trial justice for thirty 
years or more and he was known as a fair, 
just, im[)artial magistrate, not lacking in kind- 
ness and sympathy for the imfortunates that 
came into his court. In politics he was always 
a staunch Republican. Fie was elected to vari- 
ous offices of trust. He was selectman, super- 
intendent of scb.ools and for six years a mem- 
ber of the board of county commissioners. In 
18G7 and 1868 he represented the town of 
Blaine in the state legislature, and he was a 
presidential elector when General Grant was 
elected president. L'nder the administrations 
of Presidents Garfield, Arthur and Harrison 
lie was deputy collector of customs at Fort 
Fairfield, a period of eight years in all. 

He married (first) Sarah Ring, by whom he 
had a child, Sarah. He married (second) 

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May I, 1853, Susan Ellen P.lanchard, of Rich- 
mond. She died December 22, 1859. lie mar- 
ried (third) November 4. 1860/ Mary JHlcn 
Treble, of Richmond. She died January 7, 
1870. He married (fourth) ^[arch 11, 1871, 
Hattie Ruby W'itham, daughter of Allen Cobb 
Witham, of Easton (see'W'itham II). She 
was born at Gardiner, ]\Iaine, July 14, 1847, 
and educated tliere in the public schools and 
at the Presque Isle Academy. She taught 
school one year in Easton anrl at Monticello, 
Maine. She is a member of the Congregational 
church and of Goodwill Cliapter, No. 83, Order 
of the Eastern Star, of which she has been 
matron and is now district deputy. 

Captain Perry's death followed a of 
paralysis, after a week. Delegations from Kil- 
patrick I'ost, No. 61, Grand Army of the Re- 
public, of which he had been a prominent mem- 
ber ; from Eastern Frontier Lodge, No. 112, 
Free and Accepted Alasons, of which he had 
been a member for many 3'ears and an officer, 
attended the funeral. Rev. W. A. Richtiiond 
officiated. The interment was at River.^ide 
Cemetery. .At the time of his death a local 
newspaper said of him : 

Captnin Perry was one of the most agrecr.blc, 
genial and companionable of men, believing thor- 
oughly in the principle of live and let live, and 
always a prominent and public-spiried man and one 
of the best of neighbors. From him, no reasonable 
accommodation was ever refused. Many are the 
neighbors and friends, especially young men, who 
have known and felt his spirit of helpfulness. A 
leader in his party in this region, being always 
pronn'nent in politics, a leader in business interests 
in Fort Fairfield and in .Aroostook, largely through 
his great insurance agency, and one of the most 
interested of Grand Army men, having been De- 
partment Commander of the Maine Grand Army of 
the Republic in 1906, Captain Perry will be sorely 
missed indeed by many interests and many friends. 
Captain Perry was a man of splendid physique and 
strong and active mind, one of the kind of men 
bound to make their impression, no matter where 
they are located or whatever occupation concerned. 

Child by second wife: Mary L.. born Sep- 
tember, 1857; married George P. Witham. of 
Caribou, ]\Iaine. now a potato buyer, Water- 
ville, Maine. Children by third wife : i. Mar- 
tha Alice, born September, 1861 ; married War- 
ren Knight, potato buyer. Fort Fairfield. 2. 
Myra Olive, born March, 1864; married Fred 
Euell, machinist, \\'oburn. ^lassachusetts. 3. 
Henry Warren, born .-\pril 23, i856: hardware 
merchant, Fort Fairfield. Children by fourth 
wife: 4. Charles A., born September 23, 1872, 
in Blaine: a potato buyer, of Limestone; mar- 
ried Dora Long, of Limestone ; cliiklren : 
Buell and Dorothy. 5. D. Frank, born at 
Blaine, January 21, 1874: carpenter of Water- 
ville; married — ; children: Lawrence, 

Thomas, Marion. Doris. 6. Chadliourne \V., 
mentioned below. 7. E. Louise, born .April' 
25, 1S79: married \'arney I'earce, of h'ort 
Fairfield; children: Harriet Maria Pearre, 
born .April 18, 1901 ; Phillip Gorham Pearce] 
May 2, 1903. 

(I\") Chadbourne W. Perr)', son of Cap- 
tain Henry Otis Perry, was born at Fort h'air- 
field, Maine, December 17, 187^1. He attended 
the public schools there, and graduated from 
the Fort Fairfield high school in 1894. He be- 
came associated with his father in the insur- 
ance business, was admitted to partnership and 
is now sole projirietor of the business tliat his 
father established. In politics he is a Repub- 
lican. Fle represented the town in the state 
legislature in 1907 and 1909. He attends the 
Congregational church, and is a member of 
Eastern Frontier Lodge. No. 112, Free and 
Accepted Masons; of Garfield Chapter, Royal 
Arch Alasons; Presque Isle Council, Royal and 
Select IMasters ; Flonlton Commandery, Knights 
Temjilar; Cora Temple, Nobles of the Alystic 
Shrine, of Lewiston ; the Ivnights of Pythias 
of Fort Fairfield and the Benevolent and Pro- 
tective Order of Elks of Houlton. He is a 
director of the Frontier Trust Company of 
Fort Fairfield. 

Mr. Perry married, September 14, 1898, at 
Fort Fairfield. Estella McDougal, a graduate 
of the I'ort Fairfield high school. Ale.xander 
McDougal, her father, was born at Fort Fair- 
field, Jaiuiary 27, 1839, and has always lived 
there. He was a farmer, now retired from 
active life. He is a member of the Congrega- 
tional church, of Eastern Frontier Lodge. Free 
and .Accepted JMasons ; Kilpatrick Post, No. 
61, Grand Army of the Republic, of which he 
was commander at one time. He enlisted in 
the fall of 1861 in tiie Eleventh Maine Cavalry 
and was honorably discharged August 13, 
1865. He took part in the second laattle of 
Bull Run, the battle of the Wilderness, Peters- 
burg, Five Forks and Appomatto.x: Court 
House. He married, August 31, 1865, Mary 
Ann Fisher, born January 19, 1845, i" Fred- 
ericton, IMaine. She is a member of the Con- 
gregational church. Children of Chadbourne 
W. Perry: Louise, born Alay 16, 1900; Maxine, 
January 31, 1903; Katherine, October 21, 1909. 

(I) John Witham was a farmer in New 
Gloucester, Maine, where he died. Pie mar- 
ried . Children: i. John, died at Paris, 

i\Iaine, a farmer. 2. Parsons, died at Gardi- 
ner, Maine, a miller ; married Louise Ladd. 3. 
William, ch'ed at Gardiner, Maine; married 
Sarah Rollins, of Pittston, Maine. 4. Louise, 
died at Roslindale. Massachusetts, in 1909; 



married James Townscnd, of Gardiner. 5. 
Abigail, died in Oxford covinty, Maine ; mar- 
ried Coffin, a farmer. 6. Sarah, died 

at Freeport, ^^aine: married Jonathan ila.skell, 
of Freeport, a farmer. 7. Allen Cobb, men- 
tioned below. 

(II) Allen Cobb Witham, son of John 
W'itham, was born in Xew Gloucester, Maine, 
in 1816, died at Fort Fairfield, Elaine, May 4, 
1891. He was a miller in Gardiner, Maine, 
until 1S60, when he moved to Easton, Maine, 
where he carried on a farm. I^ater he settled 
on a farm in Liniestcinc, Maine, remaining for 
a few years, and died while on a visit in Fort 
Fairfield. In politics he was a Republican, 
and he was a member of the Free Will Baptist 
church. He married Elsie ^foore, born in 
Gardiner, }>Iainc, in iSiS, died in Easton, 
Maine, in 18S1. She was a member of the 
Congregational church. Children: i. Charles 
■\Ioore, born December 25, 1S45, at Xew Glou- 
cester ; enlisted. i86t, in Company E, Thirty- 
first Maine Regiment \'olunteer Infantry ; died 
in 1863. in Danville prison, having been cap- 
tured at Petersburg. 2. Hattie Ruby, born 
July 14, 1S47; niarried Captain Henry Otis 
Ferry (see I'erry III). 3. Otis, born July 14, 
i8!9, *^'^d at Presque Isle, Elaine, ^Iarch 3, 
1912; married Orintha True, of Fort Fair- 
field; she died ^March, 1905; children: John, 
farmer in Presque Isle; Charles, lives in 
Presque Isle; Louise, married Charles Giver- 
son, in Presque Isle ; Chester, farmer 
in Pre.sque Isle.' 4. George P., born April 19, 
18^2; married Marv Witham. 

(IV") Henry \\"arren Perry, son 
PERRY of Captain Henry Otis Perry (q. 
v.), was born at Elaine, JNIaine, 
April 23, )866. He attended the public schools 
of his native town and graduated from the 
Fort Fairfield high school. During his youth 
he helped his father on the farm aiid in the 
insurance business. He became a clerk in the 
hardware store of J. S. Hall, Fort Fairfield, 
and continued there for nine years. In 1898 
he opened a hardware store on his own account 
in Fort Fairfield and he has continued in this 
business to the present time. In politics he was 
a Republican until 1912, and he is mow a Pro- 
gressive. He has been town clerk for the past 
twenty-two years. He is a member of the 
Congregational church ; of the Eastern Frontier 
Lodge, Xo. 112, Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons, of Fort Fairfield, of which he has 
been secretary: of Border Lodge. Xo. S3, 
Knights of Pythias, Fort Fairfield, of which 
he has been chancellor commander. 

He married, March i, 1890, at Fort Fair- 
field, Mora C. Knight, born in Easton, Penn- 

sylvania, March 9, iSi'19. Her parents came to 
lloulton, Maine, when she was nine months 
old and she attended the jjublic sciiools there. 
When she was eleven years old her parents 
came to Fort I'\airfielil, where she attended the 
high schools three years. She engaged in the 
millinery business, after leaving school, in the 
employ of the Dresser Company, one year, 
and with F"rench Brothers, nine years. She 
left this concern to become a partner in the 
firm of G. E. Bartlelt iS: Company. She with- 
drew at the end of six years to establish a mil- 
linery business of her own and she now has a 
large and flourishing business at Fort Fairfield. 
She is a member of the Congregational church ; 
of Goodwill Chapter, Xo. 85, Order of the 
Eastern Star, of which she has been con- 
ductrice. Children of Henry Warren Perry: 

1. Wellman L., born Xovember 16. 1S90; edu-* 
cated in the public schools and the Fort Fair- 
field high school ; graduate of the Bucksport 
Academy, iQio; was for six months in the em- 
ploy of the Boston Woven Hose and Rubber 
Company, since then has been associated in 
business with his father; member of Border 
Le^dge, Xo. 83, Knights of Pythias, of which 
he is now appellate : married .\deline Stelphen, 
born at Orland, Maine. Xovember 17, 1890, 
educated in the public schools of Fiath, Elaine, 
and the Bucksport Seminary; children: Con- 
stance, born August 10. 191 1, at Fort Fair- 
fieM ; Dorothy, born February 14, 1914. 2. 
Ellen Beryl, born Xovember 13, 1891 ; edu- 
cated in the Fort Fairfield high school; mem- 
ber of the Congregational church. 3. Mar- 
gartt, born December 10. 1905. 

(The Knight Line). 

(I) Rev. Elbridge Knight was born at \\'est- 
field. New York, in 1812, died at Fort Fair- 
field, 1895. He was a minister of the Cor»- 
gregational church. When a young man he 
was principal of schools at Craftsbury and in 
another town in Vermont, where he also 
preached. Lie came as a missionary to Fort 
Fairfield and preached there and at Limestone, 
Alars Llill and neighboring villages. He was 
an earnest, devout Christian and accomplished 
a vast amount of good work in his field of 
labor. In early life a Republican in politics, 
he afterward became a Prohibitionist. He 
married Ann Whitten, born at Braintree, Xew 
Hampshire, A[)rii 6, 1813, died at Easton, 
Maiiie, Alay. 1905. She was also a devout 
Congregationalist. Children of Rev. Elbridge 
Knight: i. Hermon Knight, mentioned below. 

2. Homer Kni.ght, born at Craftsbury, Ver- 
mont, 1844: married Christian Ellis, of Fort 
Fairfield ; they reside at Clinton, Maine. 3. 
Mary Knight, born in \'ermont, 184S, died at 

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rJurlingtoii, Vermont, April, 1S73. 4- ^^'-"''^ 
Knight", born at Fort Fairfield, 1850; married 
John I'.olster, of F'aston, a farmer; she resides 
in JL'istcjn. 5. Herbert, born at Fort Fairfield, 
1852, died :it Presque Isle; married Isabelle 
Jenkins, of I'lcsque Isle ; she has married 
twice since he died and is now Using in Maine. 
6. EfTie Knight, born 1S54; married Walter 
Frazier, of New Brunswick, now a farmer of 
Easton. 7. flenry Knight, born 1S58; went 
west. 8. Dora Knight, i;orn 1S60, died young. 
9. Adelbert Knight, born at Fort Fairfield, 
i8r)4, died tiicre November, ii.;o4; married 

• Turner, of Limesti.ine, where she died. 

(II) Hermon Knight, son of Rev. Elbridge 
Knight, was born at Eden, \"ermont, Decem- 
ber 5, 1842, died at Fort Fairfield,_ July 31, 
1906. He was a grocer in Houiton for eleven 
years and in Fort Fairfield the remainder of 
his life, from 1880 until igoS. In politics he 
was first a Republican, then a Prohibitionist. 
For many years he was deacon of the Congre- 
gational church. Fle was a member of the 
Odd Fellows Lodge, of Fort Fairfield. He 
married, June i, 1866. Abby S. Hadley (see 
Hadley IH ), born at South Moluncus, Alaine, 
May 16, 1851, now living at Fort Fairfield, an 
actiVe memljer of the Congregational church 
of that town. Children of Hermon Knight: 
I. Mora C, married Henry Warren. Perry (see 
Perry 1\'). 2. Wellman, burn at Hoiihon, 
February '5, 1871; educated in the Iloultun 
public schools and the Fort Fairfield high 
school, now living in Boston, engaged in the 
fish and meat business; member of the lodge 
of Odd Fellows of Fort Fairfield. 3. Edith 
Knight, born April 5. 1876. at Houiton. gradu- 
ate of the Fort Fairfield high school : married 
Raymond Wallace, of :\Iillbridge, .Maine, re- 
sides at Fort Fairfield, clerk for F. J. Lowery 
Company, clothiers, Fort I'airfield. 

(I) Ephraim fladley. the fir^t of the name 
in Machias, Maine, was doubtless a descendant 
of George Iladley, the pioneer. Ephraim Had- 
ley was a soldier in the revolution (see New 
Hampshire State Papers, vol. xiv, pages 51, 
185, 424). He was in Captain Isaac Bald- 
win's company. Colonel John Stark's regi- 
ment, and in Captain John Hall's company, 
Colonel Stark's regiment, in 1775; also in Cap- 
tain Samuel McConnell's company. Colonel 
Daniel Moor's regiment ( muster and pay roll 
dated September 26. I77''>). He married 
Susanna Coburn or Colburn. According to 
the first federal census, taken in 1790. he had 
no family, however, but evidently was keeping 
house at Machias. The only other Hadleys 
in Maine were Simeon and Samuel, of }iIount 

Desert, who came doubtless from Cape Cod. 
The sijelling Hadlock was in use also at this 
time. E])hraini Hadley was a taxpayer in 
Machias in 1790. He was on the grand jury 
in iS-oi. Children: Abel, mentioned below; 
Colburn; Ej)hraim, married (first) Su^an 
Woodruff, (second) Hannah P.ryant ; Stephen ; 
Mary, married Jacob Stevens; Sally, married 
I'2arl Woodi'uff ; George, married Esther Liliby. 

(II) Abel Hadley, son of Ephraim Hadley, 
was born at Machias, Maine, about iSoo. He 
married Jane P>erry. Her father, Jonathan 
ISerry. married Hannah Knight; children: 
Hannah, Sally. Jane, married Abel Hadley, 
mentioned above; .-\bigail, Sally, Rebecca, 
Jonathan, Freeman, Susan, John, Lydia. Atkins, 
Phebe, Jonas. Westbrook Berry, of an old 
Maine family, one of the first sixteen settlers of 
the town of Machias, was a native of Scar- 
borough. Maine. He married, in 1763. at Scar- 
boro, Jane Freeman. Children of \\'estbrook 
Berry: Jonathan, Sally. John. Benjamin. Re- 
becca. Hadley 's lake in Machias takes its name 
from this family. Abel Hadley was a farmer. 
Children of Abel Hadley : Susan ; Hannah, mar- 
ried George Smith ; Stephen. According to the 

family record .\bel Hadley also married 

Longfellow and she was perhaps mother of the 
following children : Eliza Jane, married Mar- 
tin Longfellow, of Machias, moved to ^linne- 
apoHs, Minnesota, where both died ; Matilda 
Jane, died at Patten, Maine, married Marion 
.Shaw, of Marshfiel:!, Maine, afterward a 
farmer of Patten, died at Sherman, Maine; 
John, died at IVIachias. a farmer and lumber- 
man, later a landscape gardener; Wilson, died 
at Machias : Abel ; Obadiah ; William W., men- 
tioned below. 

(HI) William W. Hadley, son of Abel Had- 
ley. was born at Machias in 1814, died at San 
D'iego, California, April 28, 1888. He was a 
blacksmith and farmer in South Moluncus, 
Maine. Afterward he removed to Bucksport, 
Maine, and conducted a boarding house there 
for seminary students. He removed thence to 
Castine, ]\Iaine, and to Lynn, Massachusetts, 
wdiere he had boarding houses. Thence he 
went to Eureka. California, and had a ranch 
for some years. He afterward followed farm- 
ing at Spokane, Washington. After he retired 
he settled at San Diego, California. In poli- 
tics he was a Republican. For many years he 
was town clerk and justice of the peace in 
South Moluncus, Maine. He was a promi- 
nent member and steward of the ^Methodist 
Episcopal church for forty-five years. Fie 
served in the .Vroostook war. He married 
Cassandra Currier, born at Corinna. or Nor- 
ridgewock. IMaine, died at South Moluncus, 
December, 1S60. Her parents moved from 

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Xorridgewock to South JMoluiicus. She was 
.1 devout Alethodist. Children, all born at 
South Moluncus: i. Mary, born 1841, died in 
1846. 2. Ilattic, born 1S43, 'I'cd 1S40. 3. 
Hdwin, born 1845, '^'''-'"^ April, ^84^i. 4. Abby 
S., born May 16, 1S51 ; inarried, June i, iS.')(), 
Hernion Knight (see Knight II). 5. William 
• E., born May 24, 1S53, died at San Diego, 
California, April, 1907 ; married (first) Emma 
Williams, of Eureka, California; married 
(second) Louise Diiigley. of Lewiston. Maine. 
6. Mary C. born March 24, 1S55: married 
J. M. (jrimmcr. of St. Stephen. New I'.runs- 
wick, now of Spokane, Washington, in busi- 
ness as a truckman and warehouseman. 7. 
Ephraim Wilson, born December 28. 1857; 

married 'Sla.ry , a school teacher from 

Ohio ; he is a real estate dealer and broker and 
merchant of San Diego, California. 8. Emma, 
born March 4, i860, died at Fort Fairfield, 
January 31, 1SS6; married Frank Crit^in, of 
Sherman Mills, ;\Jaine; resides in Massachu- 

Lvman Cla\ton was born in 
CLAYT(3N England about 1795, died at 

East Saginaw, Michigan, 
about 1875. He settled at Nashwaak, prov- 
ince of New Brunswick, before his marriage, 
and was a fanner all his life, living in Michi- 
gan for a time, moving there about 1850. In 
politics he was a Whig and later a Republican, 
and in religion he was a Presbyterian. He 

married Plummer, and she died in East 

Saginaw, Michigan, about 18S3 ; she was born 
about 1790. Children; i. Charles Washburn, 
mentioned below. 2. Archie, died in Michigan. 
3. John, died in Michigan. 4. Fred, lived in 
^lichigan. 5. Eliza, died in Michigan. 6. Ann, 

mariied ]\IcKay. and for years kept a 

hotel in Detroit. 

(II) Charles Wasliburn Clayton, son of 
Lyman Clayton, was born at St. Mary's river. 
New Brunswick, January 15, 1820, died at 
Ashland, October 16, 1896. He moved to 
Aroostook county, near Bangor. Maine, before 
his marriage, and w-as a lumberman for a time. 
Shortly after his marriage he moved to Ash- 
land, where he purchased a farm and cleared 
land. He was a pioneer there and resided 
there the remainder of his life. In politics lie 
was a Republican, and he was a member of the 
Episcopal church. He served in the civil war, 
enlisting in 1862, as captain of the Fifteenth 
Maine Regiment of \'olunteer Infantry. He 
served but a short time, as he was compelled 
to resign becau'^e of his physical disability. 
He married, September 14, 1S4S. Sarah I'er- 
nald, born November 20. 1S29. in Glenburn, 
Maine, died at Ashland, February 12, 1884. 

She was a member of the Episcopal church. 
Children; i. Ira, born September 14, 1S49, 
at No. 8. Maine; married Delia Robinson, of 
A.shland, and ihey live at Washburn, Maine; 

children: Nora, married McDonald, 

drnggi-t; Charles, of Seattle, Washington; 
John'; Clair, of Ashland; Ada; James, of 
\\'ashl)urp., Maine, fanner; Sarah, deceased; 
Archie, of Wa'-hlnirn, a farmer. 2. Charles 
I'redcrick, mentiuned ludow. 3. Inez, born at 
No. 8. Maine. I'ebruary 28, 1S53; married 
George R.- Ketehum, of \\'ood^lock, New 
Brunswick; sh- died at Ashlniul, October 3, 
1892: he niairii-d (secimd) Abbie ,'Clavton) 
Smith, sislcr ^<i Inez; children: Ralp'h, of 
Saskatchewan. (/aiK'ula. a fanner; Charles; 

Inez, marrie-'l Adam.-, of Bangor, 

Maine; others, imw (deceased. 4. Ida, born 
December 0, t8;6, in Masardis, Maine; mar-" 
ried Will.iir I'.artletl, of Ashland; they live at 
G:irfiel(l, .Maine, having one daughter living, 
Maude, married I'erey BalTord, of Ashland. 
5. Abbie, born l-'eb| uary 23, i!>'62, in Masardis, 
Maine; married (first) William Smiih, of 
New Brunswick, died 1899, by whom she had; 
Randall K.. horn August 30, 1883, lives with 
her; Henry Neely. born I'ebruary 17, 18S6. 
lives at Brockton, Massachusetts, has jewelry 
.store; she married (second) George R. 
Kelchum. who married hrst her sister Inez ; 
he was born June. 1849, at Woodstock, New 
Brunswick, and they live at Ashland, Maine, 
on their farm; he is a Republican, a member 
of Episoripal church; member of Woodstock 
Lodge. I'Vee and .\ccepteil Masons. 6. George, 
born at .Ma-;irdiN, Maine, August 24, 1863; 
married ( first ) Ruse Coding, of Masardis, and 
had William, deceased; married (second) 
Edna Coding, sifter of first wife, and had 
.Alma, married Howard We^t, of Garfield. 
Maine; Hazel, married Charles I'atchel, of 
Hangor, Maine; Lei.ii, farmer of Garfield; 
.Alden ; bred, lives with parent-'. 

(Ill) Cliark> I'rederick Clayton, son of 
Charles Wa-hburn Clayton, was born at tuwn- 
:^hip No. 8. ab'Ut eight miles south of Masardis, 
M;iine. December 24. i8^0. He was educated 
in the jniblic >cliooIs of \\Iasardi.s. When he 
was nineteen years old his parents removed to 
.\^l■,kmd. Maine, and he operated a grist mill 
in that tnwn until 1873. Afterward he erected 
the fir.-t >teain -hingle mill in the town of Ash- 
knid. In fact his w;is the fir-t steam engine in 
the ttiwn. lie followed farming and lumber- 
ing fur a number nf years and spent one year 
in the .-t.ate ol Washington. L'non his return 
he b'lUL'iit a starch factory in .\shland and 
operated it fur a perioil of t\\-enty-live years, 
fur lAent\-one \tars he also 0[>erated his 
sliingie mili. I le M.ld hi,- buMius- and in Uj^i 

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bought a farm of one hundred and thirty acres 
and has conducted it since then. He owns tim- 
ber lands, which he has leased. In politics Mr. 
Clayton is a Republican. He is a communicant 
of the Protestant Episcopal church, and a mem- 
ber of Lodge Xo. 144, Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows, of Ashland, and of Ashland 
Grange, Patrons of Husbandry. 

He married, September 3, 1878, in Dcbec, 
New Brunswick, Mary McOuarrie, born Oc- 
tober 25, 1S50, at Woodstock, New Brunswick. 
She is a member of Rebekah Lodge, Inde- 
pendent Order of Odd Fellows, and of the 
Protestant Episcopal church (see jMcQuarrie 
II). Children, all born in Ashland: i. Inez 
Lavinia, born June 5, 1879, <^'fd August 15, 
1905, unmarried. 2. Lottie ?vlay, born Decem- 
ber II, iSSo; married, November 25, 190S, 
Allen Smith, of iMasardis, a dealer in potatoes ; 
daughter, i\Iary Lucretia, born December 2, 
1912. 3. Lu, born February 18, 1S82, died 
aged six months. 4. Harry Miles, born April 
17, 1883. died December 11, 1910, of injuries 
received while on duty as a locomotive engi- 
neer of the Bangor & Aroostook railroad ; mar- 
ried. April I, 1907, \'ivian Carter, daughter of 
John Carter, of Masardis; she married (sec- 
ond) Herbert Greenland, of Westtield, Maine, 
a farmer; children by first husband: Harry 
Lyman Cla}'ton, born January 9, 190S ; Wal- 
lace Carter Clayton, August 3, 1909. 5. 
Charles Frederick, born October 7, 18S5 ; he 
was a graduate of the University of Louis- 
ville (Doctor of Medicine, 1910), and is prac- 
ticing in Kentucky; married, April 26, 191 3, 
at Meadow Plantation, Tennessee, Agnes 
Meek. 6. Hannah Elizabeth, born September 
20, 18S9; graduate of Kent's Hill Academy; 
teacher at Sheridan, Jvlaine. 7. Lyman Stan- 
Icy, born C)ctoLer 20, 1S91 ; lives with his par- 

(The McQuarrie Line). 

(I) Alexander McQuarrie was either born 
in Nova Scotia or came to that place from 
Scotland. He was born about 17S0, died in 
Debec Junction, New Brunswick, in i860. He 
was a carpenter by trade, and lived in Houl- 
ton for many years. In religion he was a 
Presbyterian. He married Catherine Dunbar, 
born in Scotland in 17S2, died at Houlton in 
1862. Children, born in Nova Scotia: i. 
James, died in Pennsylvania, farmer ; mar- 
ried Mary Kirkpatrick, of Debec Junction, 
New Brunswick; children: Jacquest, Neil, 
Ida, Sarah, marrietl - — Frazier. 2. Alex- 
ander, mentioned below. 3. John, died at 
Woodstock, New Brunswick, 1007, farmer; 
married Agnes \\'ood, of Frederickston, New- 
Brunswick, daughter of Dr. Wood; children: 
Margaret, married Charles Bull, lives on farm 

at Southampton, New Brunswick; James, de- 
ceased ; Josejjh, lives in Pennsylvania ; Fannie, 
married Henr}' Ingram; Mary, married Ed- 
ward Coding; John, deceased; Abner, bridge 
engineer ; Fred, lives in Pennsylvania ; Eliza- 
beth. 4. Hugh, died at Ilodgdon, farmer. 5. 
Neil, died in California, unmarried; a miner, 
a "forty-niner." 6. William, died in Pennsyl- 
vania, unniarried. 7. Nancy, deceased. 8. 
Eliza, died in Boston, unmarried. 

(II) Alexander (2) McQuarrie, son of 
Alexander (i) McQuarrie, was born in Picture 
Town, Nova Scotia, in iSoS, died at Debec 
Junction, New Brunswick, in April, 1889. He 
was a carpenter, and moved from Picture 
Town to Woodstock, New Brunswick, and in 
1840 settled in Debec Junction, then called 
South Richmond, where he purchased a farm. 
He was an elder of the Presbyterian church, 
and was an Orangeman. He married Chris- 
tina IMcPhee, born in Picture Town in iSiS, 
died at Debec Junction, September, 1889. Chil- 
dren, born at Picture Town: i. John, born 
1834; married Ellen O'Brien, of Debec, where 
he was a farmer; children: John, of St. John, 
New Brunswick, and Nellie. 2. Amy, born 
1836, died at Oak Alountain, New Brunswick, 
in 1903; married Andrew Kerr, of Oak Z^Ioun- 
tain, farmer ; children : Alexander, Robert, 
Howard, Joseph, Plenry, IMary. 3. Duncan, 
born 1 838, died unmarried when a young man, 
killed by a falling tree near Debec. 4. Cath- 
erine, born 3.[ay 24, 1S40: married Allen Mc- 
Quarrie, of .\'ova Scotia, not related; she died 
at Garfield, Maine, in 1898: he died in 1897; 
children: Charles, of Ashland, a merchant; 
Edwina, married Whitfield Hallett, postmaster 
of Ashland; Frank, lives in Vancouver. 5. 
^^ary, born October 25. 1850; married Charles 
Frederick Clayton (see Clayton HI). 6. Eliza, 
born 1852, at Debec, died 1880, unmarried. 7. 
Edwina, born 1854, died aged sixteen. 8. 
Alexander, born 1856; married Clara Steward, 
of X'anceboro, Maine; a railroad engineer for 
twenty-one years ; children : Mildred Glenroy, 
trained nurse, and Cassie, school teacher. 

John M. Ward, son of Josiah 
WARD Ward, grandson of Daniel \Vard, 
was born in Limestone, Maine, 
February 17, 1865. He attended the public 
schools of his native town. He assisted his 
father on the homestead, and after his father 
died in 18S4 he and his brother came into pos- 
session of their father's place. John M. \\'ard 
sold his interests to his brother in 1888 and 
bought a farm in Limestone. This farm of 
one hundred and seventy acres, of which all 
is under cultivation except about forty acres, 
he has cultivated since then. In politics he is 

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a Rciniblican. He is one of the selectmen of 
the town and he has held that office eight years. 
lie has served also on the school board and 
is road commissioner at the present time. In 
1891 he went into the manufactory of starch 
and has continued in this industry up to the 
present time. He attends the Advent cluirch. 
He is a member of Limestone Grange, No. 
272, of which he has been master, and of Pio- 
neer Lodge, No. -JJ. Independent Order of Odd 
Fellows, of Fort Fairfield. 

He married, March 25, 1SS7, at Fort I-'air- 
field. Alice A. Willey, of Limestone, born at 
Colebrook, New Hampshire, .April 29, 1S65. 
Her parents moved to Limestone when she 
was fourteen years old and she completed her 
schooling there. She afterward taught school 
for four terms in Limestone. She is a mem- 
ber of the Advent church, and of Limestone 
Grange (see Willey). Children: i. Elmer E., 
born June 16, 1S88, died December 17, 1894. 

2. Benjamin H., born ]\Iay 16, 1890; a farmer, 
Limestone ; married Gladys Cox, of New York 
City, November 9, 1912, and has one child, 
Althea, born at Limestone, September i. 191 3. 

3. Mabel, born June 17, 1S91, died May 9, 
191 1. 4. Eva AL, born September 9, 1S92 ; 
married, August 31, 1913, Glen Cheney, of 
Limestone, an electrician, now of Washburn, 
Maine. 5. James B., born July 17, 1893, "^i' '' 
December 16. 1907. 6. Sadie, born September 
19, 1895; a junior in the Limestone high 
school; member of the Grange. 7. Beecher, 
born November 9, 1S97. 8. Herman, born 
January i, igoo. 

(The Willey Line). 

Isaac Willey was born in Bristol, New 
Hampshire, September 13, 1819, died in Lime- 
stone, jNIaine, November, 1898. His father 
died when he was a small boy. Isaac Willey 
wa.*; a farmer in Colebrook, New Hainpshire, 
until 1874, when he moved to Limestone, 
where he resided the remainder of his Ijfe, as 
a farmer. In politics he was a Republican, and 
he served as a member of the school board in 
Colebrook. He married (first) Sarah Holden, 
born July 7, 1812, died in Stewartstown, New 
Hamjjshire, March 23, 1862. He married 
(second) Sarah Jane Forest, born in Stewarts- 
town, November 25, 1840, died in Limestone, 
February 17, 1896. She was a member of the 
Advent church and of the Women's Christian 
Temperance Union. Chiklren of first wift: 
I. Sarah Jane, born August 24, 1S41; married 
William Angier, farmer. 2. Alfred D., born 
September iS, 1842. died young. 3. Charles 
A., born September 11, 1844, "Jie^ April 16, 
1893; married Sophenia Hardy. 4- Ezckiel, 
born September 7, 1S46, died October 22, 

1863. T. IVancnia, bon 
marrie(l llirani I'aul, 
farmer, hv(.s in .Vnrtli (' 
lulv l.>. iSv.; m.irii.d 
(.LC..nd) Sai.d, l).,u;Jii 
7. h'raiik. bora Ma\- 31, 
Evaline IIciv,-e, of Kitly 
married (second) 


lenibcr 12, 1S4S; 
ui of civil war, 
la. 6. lohn, born 
.tl F.llen Forest, 
e.-. in Limestone. 
; niairied (first) 
New Ham])shire, 
vcs in \'ermont. 
ried Susie 

8. ICdwin, born liuie l^, iS^: 
MaeDuug:il. cf "C^iswell, .Maine; they live in 
Limesione. (^liildieii of second wife: I. Ar- 
delia, Imrn in t\)lrliniuk. May 24, 1863; mar- 
ried William Wai<l, luothcr of John M. Ward; 
children: M;irei:i, iii:irricd V. O. Sinionson, of 
Lime.^tone; Be.-vsie, married R. Levitt, of Etna, 
Maine, farmer: Jesse, farmer in Limestone, 
niarrieil Mabel llamilton; Wili-'am, Emery, 
Preston, Homer aiui Evaline, living with par- 
ents. 2. .Mice .\., born A])ril 29, 1865; mar- 
ried John M. Ward (see Ward). 3. Isabelle, 
born June 22, i8'')7, died at Colebrook, April 
30, i8('9. 4. Hatlie, born March 27, 1869; 
married lulward P.olstridge, of Limestone, 
farmer; children: I'.ertha, I'.essic. Sadie, Lizzie, 
Clarence, livini; with parents. 5. Arthur, born 
January 10, 1871 ; married (jertrude Blais- 
dell, of Fort h'airfield, Maine; they live on 
farm in Limestone; child, Jasper, living with 
parents. 6. George, born June 26, 1873; mar- 
ried Dora Turner, of b'ort h'airfield ; they live 
on farm in Limesione ; children : Lula, Turner, 
.Mildred, li\ing witii jiarents. 7. Isabelle, born 
May 5. 1875; inarrietl John Griffeth, of Lime- 
stone, farmer; children: Ellen and Vesta, liv- 
ing with ])arents. 8. Isaac E., born February 
20, 1877; uKirried Jennie Frazier, of Caswell, 
Maine; a farmer in Portland, Maine; no chil- 
dren. 9. Everett, born in Limestone, March 
iS, 1S70. ilied July 3. 18S2. lo. Kate E., born 
.May S. i.'^i ; married Clarence Bennett, of 
I'ort l"airt:eld, f.irmer ; ciiildren : Roy, Harold, 

He I 


John Gallagher, son of 

M.L.XCillER the immigrant ancestor, 

was born in .New Bruns- 

in 1819. died in Lime.-tone, Maine, 1899. 

:ame to tin's cciuntry when a young man, 

■d in Carib..u, Maine, and followed farm- 

llis parent- alM) came to America in the 

part I'f the nineteenth century. He 

;d in tile eivi! in th.e First Maine Cav- 

\\k ua- a member nf Caribou Post, 

id .\rniv ..1 the i;- public. He married 

n b.,rn in .\ew Prunswick, died 

■iniS.'<3. (I.ildren: I. b'Se()h, served in 

ivi! uar. w,- \s..unde<!. died ,,f f.-ver. 2. 

lael. d:rd a: Laiibi.u: ni;irried Jane Dem- 

int. M-ter ..! L..u)-a S. Demerchant; chil- 

: Celia, nr.rrivd F<lgar Gearv, of Cari- 


(1- i.^y; 
<A hfii. 

vri) el.':, I).- ' ' . :i') 



bou; Johanna, deceased, married Charles 
Baird, farmer, selectman of Caribou; Zilplia, 
married Frank McXcal, farmer, Caribou ; Su- 
sie, married Wilham ^IcXeal, farmer, Cari- 
bou ; F.velyn, married I^enwood Rideout, mer- 
chant, Roiibinston, Maine; WilHam, deceased; 
Wilford, clerk in a drug store. Caribou; Don- 
ald, deceased. 3. James W., mentioned be- 
low. 4. Frank, fanner. Caribou ; married Ma- 
ria Woodward, of Fort Fairfield; children: 
Joseph .A.., of Floulton ; Charles, deceased; 
Newman, deceased; Lillian; Pearl; Fern. 5. 
Margaret, married John McLaughlin, farmer, 
of Cariliou ; children: John, farmer, of Cari- 
bou; inisworth, farmer. Fort Fairfield; James, 
deceased; Julia L., principal of school, Cari- 
bou ; Rosanna, school teacher. Caribou. 

(II) James W. Gallagher, son of John Gal- 
lagher, was born at Caribou, Maine, June 9, 
1S50, died at Limestone, ]\Iaine, September 3, 
1892. He attended the public schools of his 
native town. He followed farming all his 
active life and owned the farm now in the pos- 
session of his sons. He married Louisa S. 
Demerchant, born .April 3, 1854; she is now 
living at Limestone, and is a member of the 
Methodist church of that town, and of the 
Grange. Children of James A\'. Gallagher : 
I. George R., born 1873; a farmer in Lime- 
stone; married ^Manha Doody; children: 
Elva, born June 10, 1895; ^J^ary Idella, No- 
vember 24, 1897; James Edward, July 19, 
1901 ; Laura Louise, October 3, 1906; George 
W'., October 26, 1909; Marjorie B., Sep- 
tember 8, 191 1. 2. Joseph A., born 1875; 
farmer, of Limestone ; member of the Grange 
there; married Flilda Belyea ; children: Glen, 
born 1907; Ernest, 190S; Grant, 1910. 3. 
Margaret R., born July 25, 1877; member of 
the Grange at Caribou ; married James R. 
Wright, now of Limestone, a farmer; chil- 
dren: Delmar, died in 1913; Clifford Wright, 
born 1906; Lillian Wright, 190S: Atwood 
Wright, 1911; Arnold, 1913. 4. James H., 
born January 9, 1880 ; a farmer in Lime- 
stone; member of the Grange and the Modern 
W^oodmen of America ; married Mabel \^. 
Bro\\ 11. of Limestone ; children : \^iolet, born 
1907; Jasper, 1910; Woodrow Wilson, 1912. 
5. John S., born April 4, 1882; a farmer in 
Limestone ; Democrat in politics : married 
Minnie Flamilton, of Caribou ; cliildren : Char- 
lotte, born 1910; William. 1912. 6. Norman 
Ivan, mentioned below. 7. Chester Ray, born 
July 21, 1SS7; in partnership with Norman 
Ivan Gallagher, mentioned below, member of 
the Grange, of which he was .secretary one 
year, member of the Modern Woodmen of 
America; married, February 2t,- 1907, in Lime- 

stone, Laura C. Richardson, born at Ilart- 
land. New Brunswick, .April 10, 1S88; chil- 
dren: \\'endell, born November 26, 1910; 
Lenwood, July 21, 191 1. 8. William V\al- 
lace. born June 3, 1890; educated in the Lime- 
stone public schools, the Caribou High School 
and the Wesleyan .Seminary at Kent's Hill, 
from which he graduated in 1909 ; teacher at 
Caribou ; attended Shaw's Business College, 
Portland ; teacher in Caribou High School and 
in Niagara, New York; graduate of Bowling 
Green University, Kentucky, 1912, B. C. S.; 
now teaching in the High School of Com- 
merce, Springfield, Massachusetts ; member of 
the Grange and of the Modern \\'oodnKii of 

George Demerchant, father of Mrs. Galla- 
gher, was born in New Brunswick, December 
28, 181S, died at Limestone, October 19, 1905. 
He was a pioneer in Limestone, where he 
cleared a farm, now owned by Norman Ivan 
and Chester R. Gallagher. He served in the 
militia when a young man. He married Zil- 
pha .Anderson, born in Miramichi, New 
Brunswick, August 15, 1820, died in ^\'ashing- 
ton, February 11, 1892. She was a devout 
church member. Children of George and Zil- 
pha Demerchant: i. Jane, born 1S51 ; mar- 
ried Michael Gallagher, mentioned above. 2. 
Louisa S., married James W. Gallagher, men- 
tioned above. 3. Rosanna, born 1856; mar- 
ried ' (first) Leslie Green, of Caribou, a 
farmer ; (second) Alfred Tufty, a merchant, 
now of Towasket, Washington ; children : 
Charles and Leonard. 4. John, born tS6o, 
died at Spokane, \A'ashington, September 20, 
1913; dealer in coal, wood and ice; married 
Jennie Donnelly, of Andover, New Bruns- 
wick, now of Spokane; child, A\'allace, who 
succeeded his father in business. 5. Sanders, 
twin of John, is a ranch owner and miner at 
Lo'imis. Washington; married Nellie Crane, 
of New Brunswick; son, Lee, a student in the 
L'niversity of the State of \\'a5hington. 6. 
Harvey, died young. 7. Irene, married Pat- 
rick Somers, of Caribou, now of Limestone, a 
farmer; children: Nettie, born 1895, Earl, and 
Alice. 8. AA'ilford, married Emeline McNcal, 
of Caribou; resides at Wanicut. Washington, 
a ranchman; children: George, Leslie, Josie, 
Kenneth, and a son, deceased. 

(Ill) Norman Ivan Gallagher, son of James 
W. Gallagher, was born at Limestone, Alaine, 
.August 25, 1884. He attended the public 
schools of his native town, the high schools of 
Limestone and Carilwu and the State Normal 
School at Presquc Isle, from which he was 
graduated in 1905. Before graduating from 
the Normal School he had taught school for 



jfvcral terms in Caswell, Caribou and Linic- 
sionc. After graduating, lie was for one year 
jirincipa! of the Presque Isle Grammar School 
and for two years in Woodland, ^^laine. In 
190S, in partnership %\ith his brother, Chester 
Ray Gallagher, he bought a farm in Lime- 
stone, five miles from Caribou, on the Noycs 
road. It consists of one hundred acres of 
cultivated land and forty-five acres of wood- 
land. In politics he is a Democrat. He has 
been selectman of the town for three years and 
is now a member of the sch.ool board, lie is 
a member of Limestone Grange, No. 2']2, 
Patrons of Husbandry, and of Aroostoe^k 
I'omona Grange. He was secretary of the 
Grange for four years. He is also a member 
of tlie Modern Woodmen of America, of Cari- 
bou, and a former member of the Knights of 
Good Templars. He married, December 14, 
1910, at Limestone, Etta May (Amesj Savage, 
widow of Enoch B. Savage, who was born in 
Fort Fairfield, Maine, March 27, 1S82, and 
was educated in the Fort Fairfield schools. 
She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal 
church of Fort Fairfield, and of the Grange. 
She is a teacher of mu^ic. yix. and Mrs. Gal- 
lagher have t',vo cIiildrLu: ^Mariel Alberta, 
born June 27, 1912. at Limestone, and Irwin 
Ames, born Ma) 13, 1914. 

William Ames, father of Mrs. Gallagher, 
was born at Clinton, Maine, September 8, 
1S60. He is a farmer in Fort Fairfield, a Re- 
publican in politics, selectman and road com- 
missioner. He and his wife attend tlie Robie 
luiion Churcli. He married, in March, iSSo, 
in Fort Fairfield, Mary L. Spearin. Children 
of William Ames ; i. Etta May, married Nor- 
man Ivan Gallagher, mentioned above. 2. 
Edith Carrie, born April i, 18S3; married Jo- 
seph Emery, of New Brunswick, Centervillc, 
Carleton county, now a farmer at Fort Fair- 
field; children: Mary. Carl. Helen. Emery and 
an infant. 3. Otis William, born November 
10. 18S4: married Lavinia Barnes, of i'l'rt 
Fairfield. 4. Hattie Ethel, born October 13, 
1886. 5. Abner True, born December 11, 
18S8 : married Susan M. Shea. 6. Henry Har- 
ris, born October 14. 1890; married Inez 
Sloan, of Limestone. 7. Charles Lorin. born 
November 2r, 1892. unmarried. 8. Samuel 
Florace. boi n I^ecember 19. 1895. 

Otis Ames, father of William>. was 
born in Benton, Maine. 1838. died at Fort 
Fairfield. 1890. He was a farmer. He ^vas 
drafted in the civil war, but excused fron> 
active service. He married Elvira True, liorn 

died at Ll 

October, 10 1 


ir onK- child. 

Several families of the name 
BENNETT of P.ennett located in Strat- 
ford, Connecticut. The first 
settler of the name was James Bennett, wlio 
came from Concoid, Massachusetts, with the 
pioneers, and married, in 1644, Hannah 
Wheeler, daughter of Thomas Wheeler, who 
also came there from Concord. Their chil- 
dren were: Sar;di, Hannah, James, Thomas, 
John, .Ahiry. jane. CJf lliis family there are 
api>arenll> many (Ie--ceiiclaiits in I-'airfield 
county. Connecticut. 

(])'Tl;e immigrant ancestor of the family 
described herein was born in F'.ngland and 
came to this country with a brother, leaving 
another brother in his native land, wlio sub- 
sequently became an earl. He had a farm on 
the Connecticut river near Stratford, and died 
there in 1858. His widow went to Maine with 
some of her children and died there. Children 
of the immigrant: i. Zera. 2. Abel, a farmer 
and cattle buyer, died in Coimecticut. 3. 
Elisha. mentioned below. 4. Daniel, served in 
the war of 1812. 5. Elijah. 6. Stephen, died 
in Madison, Maine, a blacksmith. 7. Char- 
l(3ttc. Five other daughters whose names are 
not known to the family. 

(IF) I'.lislia Bennett, son of the immigrant, 
was born near Stratford, Connecticut, July 27, 
1780, died in Anson, Somerset county, Maine, 
in A[>ril, 1877. Fie received his education in 
the public schools of his native town. He fol- 
lowed the trade of blacksmith, which he 
learned in his father's shop, until the time of 
liis marriage. He then removed to Unity, 
Maine, and later to Anson in that state. He 
erected the first dam across the Kennebec 
river at Aladison. In politics he was originally 
a Whig, finally a Repulilican. In religion he 
was a Universalist. He was a Free Mason. 
He married (first) Martha Loomis, born near 
Boston, Massachusetts, died at Searsmont, 
}vlaine. He married (second) Azubah Crowell, 
born in Belgrade. Maine. January 12. 1800, 
died in Ans.m. in .Viiril, i8i)C). She was a 
member of the Methodist Iquseopal church. 
Tb.e only cliild by his first wife died young. 
Children liy his second wife: i. Samuel, born 
at Searsmont, 1823; married Harriet Stejihens, 
of Stark; both died in Presque Isle; he died 
there in 1906; children: Robert; Olive, mar- 
ried Ivory Kempton ; ]\[ary, married George 
Moody, a railroad man of .Skowhegan ; Norris, 
a carpenter, living near I,os Angeles, Califor- 
nia; Persis, married Daniel Everett, a farmer, 
and she resides in Woodland, Maine. 2. Mar- 
tha, born at Searsmont, 1825, died at Water- 
ville, Maine. 1842; m.^rried .\nscl Sliorey. a 
livery stable proprietor. Waterville; child. 



Helen, deceased. 3. Catherine, born at Searj- 
monl, t8.?7; married Benjamin Willis, of In- 
dustry, i^lainc; she died at Waverly. Iowa, 
where he was a farmer ; children : Leone, mar- 
ried Alonzo Norton ; Albert, a retired farmer, 
Hving at Waverly, Iowa ; Junietta, resides at 
Waverly, umiiarried ; Franklin, a farmer of 
Waverly. 4. Harriet, born at Searsmont, 
1829, died in Portland, I\Iaine, 1895 ; married 
Stephen Brewster, of Haverhill, ^Ias^achu- 
setts; children: Charles, Frank, Estella, of 
Providence, Rhode Island; Rn;ic!. also of 
Providence. 5. Franklin, born 1S31, died aged 
two years. 6. Elsie, born at .Vnson. 1833, died 
there; married Joshua Pelton, of Anson, a 
farmer, who died in Dakota ; children : Flor- 
ence, lives in Providence; Helen, lives in Da- 
kota ; Fred ; Everett, Leroy Pelton. 7. John 
G., mentioned below. 8. Charles, born June 
17, 1847, at Anson ; married a Miss Seavey, of 
Industry; he resides at Long Beach. Califor- 
nia, real estate dealer: by his first wife he had 
no children; bv second wife he had Ilattie and 

(Ill) John G. Bennett, son of Elisha Ben- 
nett, was born September 9, 1840, at Stark, ■ 
Somerset county, ^^laine. His parents removed 
to Anson, Elaine, when he was tw-o years old 
and he attended the public schools there. 
During his boyhood and afterward, until he 
was twenty-seven years old, he assisted his 
father on the farm, with e.xception of three 
and a half years, during war time, passed in 
California where he had various employments. 
Then he bought a farm at Presque Isle, then 
called iJaysville. After cultivating this place 
for seven years he sold it. He bought another 
farm in Easton, Alaine, and also sold that 
after living on it for a period of seven years. 
Lie next bought a farm at Fort Fairfield. In 
1 89 1 he again sold out and bought another 
farm at Presque Isle. After cultivating it 
for eight years, he sold it in 1909 and since 
then he has lived in the village of Presque 
Isle. In politics he is a Republican. For 
two years he was selectman of Easton. He 
was road commissioner in Easton and Fort 
Fairfield and also school agent in Fort Fair- 
field. In religion he is a Baptist. He was 
formerly a member of Pioneer Lodge, Inde- 
pendent Order of Odd Fellows, Fort Fair- 
field, and of Aroostook Union Grange. No. 
I4'?, Patrons of Husbandrv. of South Presque 

He married, March 3, 1S67. at Presque Isle, 
Murilla T. Hayden, born there, April 14. 1847, 
died there November 8, 190J. She attended 
the Free Will Baptist church and was a mem- 
ber of the Grange. Children of John G. Ben- 
nett: I. Artiuir Milton, mentioned below. 2. 

Dr. Freeman E., born at Presque Isle, Janu- 
ary 17, 1871 ; married Ella Call; he is a grad- 
uate of Bowdoin (M. D.j and is practicing 
medicine at Presque Isle. 3. Josephine, born 
at Presque Isle, January 14, 1873; mairied 
Pienjamin Good, of Fort Fairfield, a farmer; 
child, Loomis Good. 4. Sarah, born at Presque 
Isle, February 17, 1S75; married Ralph 
Sprague, of Presque Isle, clerk in A. M. 
Smith's hardware store in Presque Isle; child, 
Clara Sprague. 5. Fred, born November i, 
18S1, at Easton; died at Presque Isle, March 
19, 1909; was a farmer; married Eunice 
Brown, of Presque Isle, where they resided; 
children : Glen, Louisa ; she married (second) 
Jeremiah Watson, of Presque Isle, a farmer. 
6. Rose, born October 20. 1891, at Fort Fair- 
field ; married Frank Griffin, of the state of 
Georgia, brakeman on the Bangor & Aroos- 
took railroad ; child, Helen Griffin. 

Freeman Hayden, father of ]Mrs. Bennett, 
was born at Madison, ^vlaine, in 181 1, died at 
Presque Isle, in 18SS. He came to Presque 
Isle after he married and was a pioneer there. 
He was a member of the Free Will Baptist 
church. In politics he was originally a ^^'hig. 
later a Republican. He married Sarah Ord- 
way, born in Maine in 1807, died at Presque 
Isle in 1892. Children of Freeman and Sarah 
Ha}-den : i. Granville Hayden, born 1838, at 
Corinna. Alaine. died at Presque Isle, was 
killed in 1874 while sheriff at the Chapman 
Plantation by one Cullen whom he had 
arrested; married Irene Rowes, of Presque 
Isle. 2. Cyrus Hayden, born 1840, at Corinna, 
died at Presque Isle in 191 1 ; a farmer, unmar- 
ried. 3. Luman. born 1842 at Corinna, died at 
Presque Isle, 1903; was a farmer; married 
Augusta Seeley, of New Brunswick. 4. Mu- 
rilla T. Hayden, married John G. Beiniett, 
mentioned above. 

(I\') Arthur Milton Bennett, son of John 
G. Bennett, was born at Presque Isle. Maine. 
January 31, 1869. When he was seven years 
old his parents moved to Easton and to Fort 
Fairfield when he was thirteen. He attended 
the public schools in both these towns. During 
his boyhood he w'orked on his father's farm 
and continued until he came of age. For two 
years afterward he was employed on the farm 
of his uncle, E. L. Hayden. Afterward he 
worked for various farmers, in the woods and 
on a hay press. In 1S95 he bought a farm of 
one hundred and twelve acres in Mapleion. 
After two years he sold this property and 
entered the employ of the Merrill-Atwood 
Company, ice dealers, of Wakefield, Massa- 
chusetts, lie continued in this position for 
ten years and a half. Afterward for si.x 
months he was with the Stoneham Express 

1'wr .7 
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Company, iMassacliiisotts, and for a short time 
in the employ of the Boston Ice Company at 
Charlestown. He then carried on a f'ann 
owned by his brother, F. E. Bennett, ami 
located on the Easton road, tlirec miles from 
the village of Presqne Isle. tie finally 
bought the farm which he is now cultivating 
on the Washburn road about four miles from 
the village of Presque Isle. He has one hun- 
dred and twenty acres, of whicli eightv are 
in cultivation. In religion he is a Baptist; in 
politics a Republican. He married, in Pre';(iue 
Isle, October 15. 1896, Lucy Iliggins. She 
was an adopted child. She was I'orn I.ucv 
Dyer, at Spragueville. Maine, January 26, 
1873, and educated in the Mapleton scJiools. 
She attends the Free Will Baptist church. 
Her own father, John Dyer, was born at Flor- 
enccville. New Brunswick, 184S, died at 
Calais, Maine, 'Slay 30, 1903. He followed 
the trade of barber at Milltown, a suburb of 
Calais. In politics Mr. Dyer was a Repub- 
lican. He enlisted in a Maine regiment in the 
civil war in 1S63 and served to the end of the 
war, taking part in the battle of Gettysburg 
and in other engagements. Mr. Dyer married 
Sophia Hcrsey, born in New Brunswick, 1845, 
died at Presque Isle, 1879. She was a devout 
Christian. Children of John Dyer: Eliza- 
beth, born in 1865, died aged fourleeri years. 
2. Lcverett, born 1867; married Edna ^^'ebb, 
of Lakewood. Maine; he died there in 1912 
and she resides there: children: Ona and two 
others. 3. Frank, born iSfig, drowned in 1881 ; 
was a recruiting oflicer of the United States 
army. 4. Burt, bom 1871 ; married Addie 
McGeary. of Island Falls; foreman on the 
railroad, resides at Milo, Maine; children: 
Lloyd, Vera, Abbie. 3. Lucy, married .Arthur 
Milton Bennett, mentioned above. 6. Millard, 
born 1875; resides at Robinson's Mills, Maine. 
Cliarles Iliggins. the foster father of Lucy 
Dyer, was a farmer in Mapleton : he married 
Ruth Davis. Lucy was left an orphan by the 
death of her mother when she was six years 

James Hone was born in England, 

HONE died in county Donegal. Ireland. 

He was a farmer. He marxied 

Henderson, who died in county Done- 

gal, Ireland, where the children were all born. 
Children: i. John, died unmarried when a 
young man. 2. George, died in Littleton, 
Maine: farmer; unmarried; lived with brother 
Andrew. 3. Andrew, died in Littleton ; mar- 
ried Belle Mackay. of Ireland. 4- Robert, dicfl 
in Littleton, unmarried. 5. Thomas, men- 
tioned beiov,'. 

(11) Thomas Hone, son of James Hone, 

wa> 1m, rn In cmuIv Donegal, Irekuul, in 1829, 
(hed in Lutlr\..n,' Maine', in i./oi. He was 
alniiit eighteen \ e:irs of age when he came to 
thi-, country, lie settled in Honlton, Maine, 
where he v.a> a blacksmith. After a time he 
moved to .Xew Limerick, Maine, where he 
buih a log cabin, and he fmally settled in Little- 
Ion, wluie he imrehaserl a farm. He was a 
memli r of ihe l".pisc(ip;d chmch. He married 
hdi/al.elli .Mehhim. born m county Donegal,, in |S;|, died in iS()i. She was also 
;■. muu.lur of ihc iM.iMopal eliureh. Children: 
1. S:n;di Jar.e, J:inuai'v. 1S55, in Xew 
Limerick ;"mai'ie,l George lleiirv McBride, of 
Xew, C;ma'.'a, and' thev live at 
I'lCMine Me. J. RnWvt E., born' at Xew 
Limerick, l-\I)iuary 3, 185'! ; married Sarah 
Xoyes. of Sm>rna,' .M";iine;"they live at Little- 
ton. 3. Daviii .\ndrew, mentioned below. 4. 
John ]., born in Lilllelon, March, 1861 ; mar- 
ried Lucy Brown, of Presque Jsle, where they 
Inc. 5. Catherine, born December, 1S64, in 
Littleton; married William II. Gray, of IIouI- 

n. Maine. 
(Ill) Da 



.Andrew Hone, srm of Thomas 
Houf. was born :it Littleton, Maine, July 11, 
i(S59. He atiendi-d the public schools until 
he was eighteen years old, and assisted his 
father on the farm'. In i8Sfi he left home and 
in ])artncrship with his brother, John J. Hone, 
established a grocery store at Presque Isle, 
Maine. .After conrlucting this business for 
eighteen years tl'.e brothers sold it to the pres- 
ent owner, Mr. McBride. In ifx>4, 'n com- 
]/any with his cousin, Theodore H. McBride, 
Mr. Hone made a western trip, visiting Den- 
ver, Leadvillc and other places in the Rocky 
moimtains. In 1003 he entered the employ of 
W. H. Gray, harrlware dealer and plumber, at 
Houlton. where he remained until 1909. when 
he left the store on account of ill health and 
c(<nducted th.e farm of his brother, Robert E. 
Hone, in Littleton, for a year and a half. He 
removed to Fort Fairfield. December 26, 1910, 
and bought the theatre which he has since con- 
ducted there. In jiolitics he is a Republican. 
He is a communicant of the Protestant Epis- 
co[jal church, and a member of the Knights of 
Pythias, a former member of the Odd Fellows 
and Rebekah lr)dges. lie served the town of 
Littleton as highway surveyor. He married, 
June 4, 1007, Catherine I''. Churchill, born at 
"Presque Isle, June 8, 1873. graduate of the 
Pres(|uc Isle high school, f'jllowcd dressmaking 
for seven years before her marriage. She is 
also an Fi)iscoi'alian. They ha\e no children. 

(Tlip Cliurchin I,ln.-). 

The history of the Churchi!l family dates 
back to the time of the Norman cou'iuest. The 

■I hui. hjib 



name is derived from the town Ccmrcil in Lor- 
raine, France. The surname lias been spoiled 
Coucelle, Conrcil, Qirichell, Chercik, Churchi!, 
Churchall, Churchell and Churchill, the last 
form being the one generally used. Eight gen- 
erations of the Churchill family have been 
dukes of INLarlboroiigh. It is likely that th.c 
American pioneers of the seventeenth century 
were of this stock. Ail the New England 
families are descended from John Churchill, 
mentioned below. 

(I) John Cluirchi!!, th.e immigrant ancestor, 
was born in Entjland about 1620. Wry little 
is known of him. lie apjiears first in Ameri- 
can records on the list of men able to bear 
arms at Plymouth in 1643. He died at 
Plvmouth in 1662-63. He bought a farm of 
Richard Higgins in Plymouth, August iS, 
1G45. He was admitted a freeman June 5, 
1651. He bought of Nathaniel ■ ^^lasterson, 
then of Manchester, !Massachusets, ten acres 
of upland at Wcilingsley, in Plymouth, Octo- 
ber 20, 1652. His house was at Hobshole and 
his homestead was on the east side from the 
south line of the field opposite Jabez Corner 
to a point thirty feet distant from the south 
line of the estate of Branch Blackmer. He 
became owner of much land. He made a 
nuncupative will 2*.Iay 3. 1662, proved October 
20, 1662. He married, December iS, 164.4, 
Hannah Pontus, daughter of William Pontus. 
who was at Plymouth as early as 1633; she 
was born in Holland or England in 1623. Wil- 
liam Pontus v,-as one of the Pilgrims left be- 
hind with Rev. John Robinson; a fustian 
worker bv trade, from Dover, England ; mar- 
ried Wub'ra Planson, December 4. 1610. Wil- 
liam Pontus had another daughter who mar- 
ried, October 31, 1645, James Glass. 2\Irs. 
Hannah (Pontus) Churchill married (second) 
June 25, 1669, Giles Rickard, as his third wife; 
she died at Hobb's Hole, December 22, 1690, 
in her sixtv-seventh year. Her estate was dis- 
tributed, March 17, "1691. Children: Joseph, 
born 1647; Hannah, November 12, 1649; 
Eliczer, April 20. 1652; Mary, August i, 1654; 
William, mentioned below; John. 1657. 

(H) William Cluirchill, son of John 
Churchill, was born in Plvmouth in 1656, died 
in Plympton, October 5, 1722. He inherited 
lands in Plympton. then Punkatussett, a part 
of old Plymouth, and was among the first set- 
tlers there. He and his wife were members 
of the Plymouth church. He married, in 
Plymouth. January 17, 1683. Lydia Bryant, 
daughter of Stephen and Abigail (Shaw) 
Bryant, and she died February 6, 1736. in her 
seventv-fourth vear. aiildren, born in I'lynip- 
ton: William born .\ugust 2, 16S5 ; Samuel, 
April 15, 168S; James, September 21, 1690; 

Isaac, September 16, 1693; Benjamin, men- 
tioned below; Lydia. April 16. 161J9; Josiah, 
.\ugust 21, 1702; ]\Iehitablc. 

(HI) Benjamin Churchill, son of William 
Churchill, was born in Plympton, Massachu- 
setts, in 1695, died December 6, 177 1, accord- 
ing to his gravestone at Carver. He and 
his wife lived in the north part of the town 
of Plympton, in the house in which John 
Bonney lived in 1849. It is said that Ben- 
iamin Churchill moved to the border of 
Middleboro. near "Pope's Point Furnace" in 
Carver. Mr. Bradford, the town clerk of 
Plympton. wrote in a letter that the family 
lived much nearer the. Carver church than the 
Plympton church, and that they attended the 
Carver church. Benjamin Churchill married, 
December 15, 1717, Hilary Shaw. Children: 
Jilary, born April 17, 1720: Perez, October 15, 
1722, in ]\Iiddlcboro; Elizabeth, April 15, 
1723; James. December 30, 1726; Benjamin, 
mentioned below; Susannah, April 2, 1733. 

(IV) Benjamin (2) Churchill, son of Ben- 
jamin (i) Churchill, was born January 3, 
172S. and lived in iNIiddlcboro until iSoi, when 
he moved to Flartford, :\Iaine, where he settled 
with his son Jabez. He married Thankful 
Wood. Children: Jabez, James, William, 
mentioned below; Joseph, Nelson, Dinah. 

(\') \^"illiam (2) Churchill, son of Benja- 
min (2) Churchill, was born in Zsliddleboro in 
I7:;5. He served in the revolutionary war, in 
Captain Calvin Partridge's company, Lieu- 
tenant-Colonel Samuel Pierce's regiment ; 
marched ^^lay 21, 1779, and was stationed at 
Little Conijjton, Rhode Island. Some tune 
before 17S4 he settled in Buckfield, Maine, 
and about 1796 or 1797 he moved to Wayne, 
Maine. According to one of his grandsons 
he drew a pension for his service in the war. 
He married, in Middleboro, Lydia ]\[axirn. 
Children, four born in Buckfield, two in 
Wayne: Lydia, born December 13, 17S4: 
Mai-y, June'i, 178S; Benjamin, July 22, 1791 : 
William, menlioned below ; Hepsibah, died un- 
married ; Nathan, born March 23, 1S07. 

(VI) William (3) Churchill, son of- Wil- 
liam (2) Churchill, was born in Buckfield, 
Maine, August 5, 1796. For many years he 
was a mariner, returning to his home in Wayne 
between voyages, but he was always of a rov- 
ing and adventurous nature. He related some 
extraordinary tales of adventures at sea; at 
one time when the ship was wrecked he and 
a companion swam to a wild shore, were cap- 
tured by natives and made slaves, but after a 
time managed to escape and make their return 
home. After retiring from the sea he lived at 
Wavne. and was drowned in Wayne pond, 
December ;, 1812, while skating after some 

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wild clucks which had lighted in an open place. 
He almost managed to crawl to ^llol■c, hut 
gave out before reachir.g safety, in view of 
three of his children, who were unable to hel[) 
him. He was a large man and noted for his 
strength. He married, in Wauie. intenli'.ms 
published May 24, 1S16, Thebe Maxim, of 
Wayne. She was born August 5, 1795. Chil- 
dren, born in Wayne: Florinda \\'., born Oc- 
tober S, 1817; Thomas Wilson, mentioned he- 
low; Lewis, March 2, 1823; William, May i, 
1S25; Jemima, July 6, 1827; Lydia, April' in, 
1S29; Emily. April 27, 1830, died March, 
1833 ; Emily A., ilarch 19, 1833. 

(VH) Thomas Wilson Churchill, son of 
\\'illiam (3) amrchill, was born in Wayne, 
Maine, June 28, 1S21, died January i, igoo. 
He lived in Wayne until after 1842, when he 
moved to Presque Isle, Maine, where he re- 
sided 'the remainder of his life. He was a 
farmer and prominent in town affairs. He 
attended the public schools in Gardiner. Li 
politics he was a Republican and he served as 
a member of the school board. He attended 
the Baptist church, of which he was a member. 
He married (first) at Presque Isle, 1S49, 
Sarah Ireland, daughter of Silas and Celia 
(Chubbuck) Ireland. She was born in Calais, 
Maine, about 1828, died at Presque Isle in 
1876. He married (second) Mrs. Elizabcih 
Frost. Children by first wife, born in Presque 
Isle: I. Emily, born December 28, 1849; mar- 
ried Sylvanus S. Richardson, and they have : 
Ida M., Olive and Lucille M. 2. William, born 
1851, died January 13, I8^2. 3. Annette, bi:rn 
1853, died July, 1879; m'arried, 1S87, Daniel 
Chase. 4. Frank, born 1855; married Maria 
Frost, deceased. 5. Floraman, born 1857; 
married Elsie Clark, of Peacham, \'ermont, 
where they live. 6. Nellie, born January 16, 
1859; married Darius ]^IcGuire, of Presque 
Isle. 7. Alma, born May 9, 1861, died Seji- 
tember, 1870. 8. Ilattie, born March 26. 1863 ; 
married George W. Thompson, of Mapleton, 
and they have Flora. 9. Albert, born May, 
1S65, died January 19, 1S87, at Richmond, 
Maine. 10. Elmer, born March, 1872; mar- 
ried (first) Mabel Brown, of Easton, Maine, 
and she had Albert and Harold; married (sec- 
ond) Annie \\'il5on. of Presque Isle, where 
they live. 11. Catherine F., born June 8. 1873, 
married David Andrew Hone (see Hone HI). 

The surname Lear, according to 
LE.-\R "Patrons-mica Britannica," wa- not 

derived 'from the personal Lear, 
celebrated in Shakespeare and in history, but 
from Lire, an arrondisemcnt of Evreux in 
Normandy. "Mr. Ferguson thinks the name 
was originallv from Hler (Hlcer), one of the 

names of Xe()tune, of n'Uthcrn mythology." 
In •'liuike's General .Xiniory" we tiud tl;c 
coat-of-arm> of the family. That of the i.ears 
'of Lindringe. comUy Devon, was borne by Sir 
John Lear. Tlie h'aronel:ige is extinct. His 
daughter .Mary, an onl\ child, married Sir 
Thomas Tippuig, baronet. The arms are de- 
scribed: .\/.ure a fe^^e raguly between three 
unicorns' luiuU eia'-ed ur. A similar armorial 
w;is burue hv the Le:u> oi Li;niion : .-\/,ure a 
fe-se d.nihle'enihallled heluecu three unicorns' 
heads era>eii or. Lae-1 : Two hanils issuing 
from clouds gra-].:ng tlie trunk of an oak tree 
jiropcr. There is no dnubt that the London 
and Devon families were of the same stock. 
There are two branches of the family in Amer- 
ica. Om; pioneer located in New JIam[)shire 
and had descendants at Portsmouth and Rye, 
New 1 lam|isliiie. I'Tom tiiis family sprang 
Tobias Le;ir, who was secretary of \\'a>hing- 
ton. The other family is described below. 

(1) Colonel John Lear, founder of the \'ir- 
ginia f:imily, was horn in lingland, either in 
London or Devonshire. The will of Mary 
Robinson (printed in the "Virginia Maga- 
zine," vol. 16, p. 194), dated February 13, 
1617-18, in London, be<|ueaths to John Lear 
and other chihlren of her "Si.-.ter Leare." She 
was wi(!ow of John Robinson, chief searcher 
of customs at I^ondon, daughter of William 
Ramsey, of London. She al.-o left a bequest 
to build a church in \'irginia. She married 
(first) John Wanton, who died August, 1592. 
This record indicates that John Lear, of "I'ir- 
ginia, was related to Joh.n Lear, mentioned in 
this will, but it is highly prob;ibly that the Lon- 
don and Devonshire families were of the same 
stock". Colonel John Lear patented land in 
I-llizabetli City county, Virginia, in 1691, in 
right of his wife Rebecca, said land formerly 
belonging to Colonel Leonard Yeo, wdio was 
a burgess in 1644-45, 1663-66. Both Yeo and 
Lear are Devonshire names (sec "William arid 
Mary College Quarterly," vol. vii, p. yx). and 
vol. ix, p. 124). This land was near Old Point 
Comfort. Ciiloncl John Lear came to \'ir- 
ginia about 1650, and settled in Nansemond 
county. As early as 1666 he was captain, 
according to the colony records, and was a 
member of the assembly. He was appointed 
to tlie king's council in I'.S^ and served until 
1687. and probably until lie died. He married 
four times. The name oi hi-; first uife is not 
known: married before 167S. He married 
(seccnd) after 167S, .Ann. widow of Colonel 
John George, of Isle of Wight coimty. He 
married (third) after 168S. Rebecca, \vidow 
of Colonel Charles ^^ovson and Colonel Leon- 
ard Yen. of Fliz.abeth'City county. He mar- 
ried (fourth) .\iin Willis, of I[»wicli, .Ma^sa- 


chusetts, widow of Scth Sothell, governor of 
North Carolina, and she died in i6<';5. \'ari- 
ous cases in which he was a Htigant are jjre- 
servcd in tlie court records. He died June 27, 
1696. His will is preserved at the Henrico 
county court house (see copy in "\'irginia 
Magazine/' vol. 20, pp. 5 and 122), dated No- 
vemher 21, 1695. He bequeaths to sister. 
Widow I'itt, and sister, Widow^ Perdue; to 
daughter, Martha Burwell, and to Elizabeth, 
widow of deceased son Thomas ; to grand- 
daughter. Elizabeth Lear, and grandson. Jolm 
Lear; grandchiUlren, Elizabeth and ^lartha, 
children of son Tliomas. The will was proved 
December 12, 1696. Children by first wife: 
Thomas, mentioned below ; ]\Iartha, married 
(first) Colonel William Cole, and (second) 
Major Lewis Burwell, member of the council. 

( H) Thomas Lear, only son of Colonel John 
Lear, was born before 1678, perhaps as early 
as 1650 or 1660. He died before his father. 
He represented Nansemond county in the 
house of burgesses in 16S5-8S, and doubtless 
in other years. He married Elizabeth Bridges, 
daughter of Colonel Joseph Bridges, of Isle of 
Wight county. He was also in the council. 
Children, mentioned in the will of C6lt)nel 
John Lear : Thomas, of whom nothing further 
is known; John, mentioned below; Elizabeth, 
and Martha. 

(HI) John Lear, son of Thomas Lear, was 
born before if>95- He was residuary legatee 
of his grandfather and the only surviving 
male, hence all the Lears of Mrginia trace 
their ancestry through him. Before 1712 he 
married Elizabeth Haveild. He was sheriff in 
1723; member of the hou-c of burgesses from 
Nansemond county, 1720-22. He was in the 
grammar school in 1705, in his third year, and 
made an affidavit relating to the ancient cus- 
tom of "barring out the masters." 

(IV) John Lear, son of John Lear, was the 
only head of family of this surname in \"ir- 
ginia in the census of 1783 and 1786. He n-as 
then of Shenandoah county, and had five in his 
family in both census reports. 

(V) John Lear, son of John Lear, was born 
about 1770-75, in \'irginia, and must have been 
living in Shenandoah county in 1783-86. Ac- 
cording to tradition his wife. Alice Doggctt. 
was born in Lancaster county, near Kilmar- 
nock, and was reared at Carter's Creek. After 
the death of her father she made her home 
with her guardian in Fredericksburg. Virginia, 
where she was married. Lear is known to 
have been a great traveler. Physically and 
mentally he was a strong man. He finally set- 
tled at Fredericksburg and became a merchant 
there. He was well educated and spoke sev- 
eral languages and often acted as interp-retcr 

for foreign \isitors. Among his children was 
Joseph, mentioned below. 

(\ I) Rev. Josejih Lear, son of John Lear, 
was born in Fredericksburg, Virginia, P'ebru- 
ary 10, iSio. and dierl in Petersburg, \'irginia, 
April 9, 1889. In 1833 he was licensed to 
preach, and in 1834 joined the ^Methodist Plpis- 
copal Conference of \'irginia, remainiiig a 
member of that body to the end of his life. He 
was largely self-educated, but was a scholar of 
no mean attainments, having mastered Hebrew 
as well as Greek and Latin. He married Susan 
Wilkinson, of New Kent county, \'irginia, a 
daughter of Major W. C. and Ann (Christian) 

(\TI) Rev. \\'illiam Wilkinson Lear, son of 
Joseph Lear, was born December 5, 184-;,, in 
New Kent county. He attended several private 
schools, and in 1S61 entered Randolph-Macon 
College at Boydton, \''irginia. During the civil 
war he left college to enlist, joining the Rich- 
mond Howitzers, July 19, 1863, and served to 
the end of the war. He was paroled by Gen- 
eral Grant at Appomatto.K, April, 1865. and 
resumed his studies at Randolph-Macon Col- 
lege, which had been removed to Ashland, 
\'irginia. He joined the IMethodist Confer- 
en.ce of Virginia in November, 1875. and is 
now (1914) ])reaching at Bedford City. \'ir- 
ginia. He married May Nolley, who was born 
at Ashland, \'irginia, February 7, 1851, daugh- 
ter of George W. and Emily (Crenshaw) 
Nolley, November 10, 1876. Children: Joseph 
Merritt, born at Petersburg, Virginia, July 17. 
1877; John Emery, mentioned below; Grace 
Nolley, born in Dinwiddie county, April 5, 
1SS2; William Emma, born at Ashland, No- 
vember 16, 1S84. 

(Mil) John Emery Lear, son of Rev. Wil- 
liam Wilkinson Lear, was born at Petersburg, 
\'irginia, July 17, 1879. He attended the pub- 
lic schools of his native town and fitted for 
college at Nolley's private school at Rich.mcnd. 
Virginia, where he was a student for four 
}ears. He entered the \'irginia Polytechnic 
Institute, from which he was graduated in 
1901 with the degree of Bachelor of Science, 
afterward taking a special course at Cornell 
University. Fie began his business career in 
the employ of the General Electric Company 
at Lynn, Massachusetts, remaining until 1905, 
and becoming assistant designing engineer. 
Thence he went to Texas Agricultural and 
Mechanical College as graduate student and 
instructor, and in 1909 received the degree of 
Electrical Engineer. He remained at this insti- 
tution until June 13, 1913, as associate pro- 
fessor of electrical engineering, resigning to 
become professor of electrical engineering in 
Norwich University at Northfield, Vermont. 



In politics he i? a Democrat. He is an active 
member of the Methodist Ei.iscopal church; 
a member of Brazos-Union Lodge, No. 129, 
Free Masons, of Bryan, Texas. He is an a'^so- 
ciate member of the American Institute of 
Electrical Engineers. 

He married, June 30, 1906, Aldana Crockett, 
who was horn at Lynn, Massachusetts, Sep- 
tember I, 1SS3, daughter of Aaron H.rrcckelt 
Csee CrockettV They have one child. Ch^uMcs 
Merrit'-, born November 21, 190,, at Char- 
lottesville, \'irginia. 

R March 23. 1839, married Daniel AL Coss ; 
Harriet Ik. "laiiuary 9, 1841, married David 
T Foster: hNeline E., lulv n, 1842, ched in 
1S62: \'iigil D., March b. 1845, died m 1S49; 
Aaron IL^ mentioned below. 

(\') Aaron 11. Crockett, son of Daniel tl. 
Crockett wa-; burn at Woo.lstock, Maine, bep- 
tcniber ( 18 iM. lie married Maria Harriet 
Mdrich of Paris. Maine. He died June 22, 
,„, M:;><u-hu^eU<. Child: Aldana 
,in at Lvnn, September I, 1883, 
n k.merv'Lear (see Lear). 




Jonathan Crockett, descendant of Thomas 
Crockett, was born in Portsmouth, August 2. 
1717, and married there, .\pril 26, 1739, Eli:^a- 
beth Rice. There was a Jonathan Crockett at 
Durham in 1792. 

(H) Daniel Crockett, believed to be son cl 
Jonathan, was born in Portsmouth New 
FLunpshire. and removed to Windham, Maine. 
He was a soldier in the revolution from Cor- 
ham in Captain Hart Williams' company, 
April 21 1775. and in Cai>tain James John- 
son's company, Colonel Edmund Phmnev's 
ret^iment; also a soldier from \\ mdham; In 
1790 the federal census reports him as head ot 
a family at Rucktown plantation, Cumberland 
■ countv. He married ^vlolly Noyes. 
their 'children was ^lorris C, mentioned be- 
low. , T^ • , 

(HI) Morris C. Crockett, son of Darnel 
Crockett, was born about 1770, in \\ mdliam. 
Maine, or vicinity. He married Olive Hun- 
phrey. Among their children was Daniel H., 
mentioned below. . 

(IV) Daniel H. Crockett, son of ^lorns C. 
Crockett, was born December 5- I797- .•;'"'-'l 
of his minority was spent in the family ot 
Isaiah Willis, of Paris, Maine. He was a 
soldier in the war of 18 12, m Lolone M.- 
Cobb's regiment. He came to ^\o"'f"-.^- 
Maine, with the early settlers and located u 
the eastern part of the town. He soon moved 
out and later lived for several years on Ham- 
lin Gore, now part of Woodstock. He was a 
shoemaker bv trade, and became a prominent 
citizen. .He was a school teacher for a tune, 
and for many years justice of the peace^ Ic 
married Rebecca, daughter of Benjamin I.acon. 
of Greenwood. Children: Helen, born April 
^q 1822, married Fessenden Swan: i'e^J^'W''^ 
B November 26. 1824. married Lucy R. \N il" 
bur: Daniel M., September 29. 182-, married 
Harriet C. Vosmus: Cyprian. April 29. i^--0. 
Rev. Charles T. D., ^larch^iS. iB3.v n^^^'^; 
Clementine Bird: Amos \.. June 2,,. i^V- 
died young: Avice. March 22. 1837. marr 
Jonas W. Lane and lived m Gorham ; O.n. 

CH \DS1A' LTanl ancestor, was born in 
\\'ales ill \<>0-, and died in 
1787 'in 171C1 he was in Newport, Rhode 
Island and soon after crossed the bay, pur- 
chasing a farm of about one hundred acres, 
sit'uate^l three miles iiorlli of Wickford. Here 
he settled and remained the rest of his lite. 
He marrie.l. 17 IQ. Susannah Greene, daugh- 
ter of Tabez Greene, and they lived together 
for sixtv-eight years, dying withm three 
months of each other in 1787. Children: 
labez. mentioned below ; Mary ; Richard ; Jane ; 
'William : Naomi : Phebe ; John ; Elizabeth. 

(11) labez. Chadsev, son of William Chad- 
sev was born in April, 1720, and died at the 
a'^'e'of one hundred vears. lacking about three 
inonths. burLd in th'e family burying ground 
lanuarv ^ 1820. He married (first) about 
'i7:;o Honor Huling, daughter of Alexander 
Muling, and she died in 1772. He married 
(second) Marv Carev, widow of John Carey, 
whose first husband was Jeremiah Greene, 
father of Jeremiah Greene Cliadsey's (IV) 
mother : she .lied in 1789. He married (third) 
Martha Grieves, widow of .\rchibald Grieves, 
and she died ;it the end of eleven years. Chil- 
dren all by first wife: John, born December 
j^^ j_'-, . 'f.|l,^.7_ nuMitioned below; Tabitha, - 
June '-0 "i7sf); I'nseph. August 8, 1758; Eliza- 
i,eth lanuarv 'ifi. 1761: Honor, September, 
i763:'Rowlati<l. l-ebruary. I7ry'.; Sisket, Au- 

^"(lin 'I'dicz (2) Chad-ev, son of Jabez (i) 
Cha.Lev,' w:is liorn I.aminry 20. 1754- He 
servi-il "in tk.e revoluii'on. in Sullivan's expedi- 
tion at Newport, and spent much time guard- 
in" tlie shores during the war : his widow drew 
a pension of fiftv dollars a year for the last 
eight vears of her life as compensation tor his 
services. He married, in September. 1774, 
H-uinah ("".rcciir, daughter of Jeremiah Greene; 
sli'e w-is born in \7(y">. and died in Wales, near 
r.utT do N. \N Vork. in November, 1839. Chil- 
dren- Ierenii:di C.reenc. born December 2; 
,-sin nieiil^ouvd below: G>-orge. October t6, 
/-S'"- llon-r. ( )ctober 16, 178''.; Mary Greene, 



December 2, 178S; Eliz.-il)cth ; Elislia Greene, 
July (>, 1791; Joseph Fones. October, 1793; 
Tamsin Brown, September 6, 1798; Sarah, 
July 17, 1 801. 

(I\') Jeremiah Greene Cliadsey, son of 
Jabez {2) Chaclsey, was born in North Kings- 
town, Rhode Island. December 2, 17S0. He 
was educated at Plaintield Academy, Connecti- 
cut ; was a teacher in the East Greenwich Acad- 
emy in 1805-06, and was principal of the War- 
wick Academy from 1S07 to iSii, when he 
relinquished teaching and began his career in 
business as a manufacturer of cotton y.Trn, 
whicli at that time was made into cloth by 
hand looms in the homes of the vicinity. He 
was also a general merchant and at his store 
the cloth was exchanged for goods. This busi- 
ness continued until 1842, his son Henry T. 
Chadsev being in partnership with his father 
from 1826 to 1837 and Alfred B. Chadsey, 
another son, from 1837 to 1842, when the busi- 
ness was discontinued. Mr. Chadsey then pur- 
chased several tracts of land in and adjoining 
the village of \Mckford and followed farming 
for many years and largely benefited his towns- 
men by giving new impulses to agriculture. 
He was very fond of mathematics. Astronomy 
was his favorite study and in 1807 he con- 
structed for his own gratification an entire 
almanac, calculating the eclipses. He took a 
keen interest in public affairs and served two 
years in the Rhode Island Senate. Ele was a 
member of the Baptist church from 1816 to 
the time of his death in 1873. He married, 
August 16. 1804. Avis W'ightman, who was 
•born in North Kingstown, October 7, 1780. 
daughter of George and W'aity W'ightman, and 
granddaughter of Colonel George Wightman. 
They were married by Elder William North- 
rup. They lived together sixty-eight years and 
nine months. Children: Euclid, born April 
19. 1805, died October 19, 1864: Henry Turner, 
October 24, 1806, died June 2, 1889: Emily 
Greene, April 2, 1809, died ^larch 28, 1S6S; 
William, Jilarch 2, 181 1, died March 23. 181 1 ; 
George \\"ightman, !March 23, 1814. died June 
4, 1814; Alfred Blair, September 13, 1815, died 
February 27, 1902: Frances Loring, June 17, 
1817, died at Alt. Vernon, New York, in Feb- 
ruary, 1902, married Sheffield C. Reynolds; 
Maria Wightman, IMay 23, 1S19, died .A.ugust 
27, 1853 ' ^^'aity Wightman, June 3. 1822, died 
same day. 

(V) Henry Turner Chadsey. son of Jere- 
miah Greene Chadsey. was born October 24, 
1806, on Main street, East Greenwich, Rhode 
Island. He was educated in the public schools. 
From 1S26 to 1837 he was in partnership with 
his father and afterward became one of the 
best known auctioneers in that sectioii of the 

state. He was also an extensive dealer in farm 
produce. He was a notary public and con- 
stable and at one time collector of the customs 
at the port of Wickford. In politics he was a 
prominent Republican. He was a member of 
the Baptist church of \Mckford. of which he 
was the second secretary. He was correspond- 
ent of the Providence journal, the Providence 
Rvcnlncj Bulletin and the F.ast Grecnzvicli Pen- 

He married, June 13, 1S30, Alir.ira Wight- 
man, (Inigliter of Captain John Wightman 
( see W'igliinian). Children: John Wightman, 
born .\pril-2, 1831, died January 5, i8ij6; 
Henry Theodore, June 2r, 1S33, ^^^^ ^^^y S. 
1860; George Holmes \V., June 18, 1836, died 
February 15, 1903 ; Hester Ann, July 29. 1839; 
Mary Catherine W., Ajjril 9, 1840, died March 
30, 1842; lilary Catherine W., born March 12, 
1842; .Almira Artemesia, April 15, 1844 ; Jere- 
miah Greene, }ilarch 12, 1846; Nathan Bush- 
nell, Alarch 5. 1848. died January 23, 1905; 
Frances Wayland, September 20, 1S50, died in 
New York City. Mrs. Chadsey died ilay 15. 
18.90. The following obituary was published 
in a local newspaper at the time of her death: 

Mrs. .A.lmira W. Chadsey. widow of Henry T. 
Cliadsey. * * * was married in June, 1S30. and 
the hou>e in which Ihey began housekeepin.o: they 
occupied the rest of their lives and there all of their 
children were born. Mrs. Chadsey was a person of 
great e.xcellence of life and character, and a devoted 
wife and mother. The interests of her family were 
uppermost in her mind, and while to all who came 
in contact with her she was a kind and faithful 
friend, it was in her own home that she was best 
known and loved. Many years ago she made a 
public profession of religion; th.e faith and hope 
she then profes.sed she kept to the end. Ten years 
ago she was laid aside from active life by a shock 
of paralysis, but always maintained her interests 
in all matters, and bore her affliction with patience. 
The sudden death of her husband nearly a year ago 
was a shock to her, and doubtless hastened 
own departure. More and more, however, as her 
strength failed, she found comfort in the reading 
of her Bible and religious books. Her last illness 
was brief, but though unable to speak, she could 
recognize her children, and gave ample assurance 
that her mind was at peace, and her trust was in 
God. "Her children rise up and call her blessed." 

(X\) John Wightman Chadsey, son of 
Henry Turner Chadsey, was born in Wick- 
ford, .April 2, 1831, and there he attended the 
public schools and learned the trade of jeweler. 
For a time he w^orked as a clerk in Worcester, 
Massachusetts, but in 1857 entered the employ 
of Knowles & Sibly,. woolen manufacturers at 
Warren, Massachusetts, as bookkeeper. When 
this firm began to manufacture steam pumps, 
he became the business manager and reinained 
in this ])osition until tl:e time of his death. He 
was a member of the board of selectmen of 



Warren in iS'l/ and often served the town on 
important committees, sucli a-^ the buildinLC 
committee for tlie high school, hiljrarv anci 
other buildings. He was one^f tlie loundeiv- 
of the Warren Savings Bank. lie was e.-pe- 
cially active and interested in promotins^- the 
pnblic library. I'-esides large contributions to 
the building fund, he furnished Library Mall 
with various attractive appointments, such as 
the clock in the reading room, racks, tables and 
electric lights and he provided the janitor. He 
was for many years president of the board of 
directors and treasurer. He was piresidcnt of 
the Warren Building and Improvement Com- 
pany and a member of the Rural Improvement 
Society, in which he took the keenest interest. 
At one time he was president of the board of 
tra 'e. He was a member of tlie Congrega- 
tional church, was chairman of the parish com- 
mittee and for eighteen years superintendent 
of the Sunday school, for wdiich he provided a 
primary room and all its furnishings. He re- 
modeled the church kitchen, and gave a parlor 
organ and piano for use in the chapel. In poli- 
tics he was a Republican. He was chairman 
of the Republican town committee and dele- 
gate to many state and other nominating con- 
ventions of his party. He was an honorary 
member of the Worcester Continentals. He 
was of a cheerful and happy disposition, im- 
bued with public spirit and civic pride, gener- 
ous in benevolence, an exceeding useful citi- 
zen. He married .Ann Frances Henrv, who 
f'ied -April 22, 1905. Children: Edith \\'. ; and 
Emma, who married Charles ^loore and had 
two children — INIadeline and Stanlev. 

(\1) Henry Theodore Chadsey, brother of 
John Wightman Chadsev, was born June 21, 
1833. an<^' f^if'd ^I^av 8. i860. He was a mem- 
ber of the firm of C. Foster & Company, hard- 
ware merchants of Worcester, Massachusetts. 
He married ]\Iary Emeline Nichols, who was 
born February i~. 18.^3. died September 30, 
1859. Children: William Nichols, born Octo- 
ber 12, 1854: Henry Raplee, born September 

11, 1S58, died December 25, 1807. .After the 
death of their parents, they lived at Wickford, 
Rhode Island, and afterward with their uncle, 
Geort'e Holmes W. Chadsev, in Providence. 

(\'U) William Nichols Chadsey. son of 
Henrv Theodore Chadsev, was born October 

12. 1854. He received his education in the 
public 'schools of Wickford and Providence 
and learned the printer's trade in the office of 
Hammond, .Angell & Company of Providence. 
He then engaged in business for four years at 
Benton Harbor. ^MichiEjan. under the firm name 
of the Pictorial Publishing Company. In 1807 
he sold his business, returning to Providence, 
where he entered into partnership with his 

brollier in the sewer cuntracting busines-. He 
i- a member of St. .Vuilrew's Lodge. No. 39, 
I'ree Ahisons; of i'rovidence Ch.apter, No. I, 
Royal Arch .Ma-nns and Providence Council, 
Uuyal and Select .Masters, ami of Providence 
.Nerie \*i. 90, luigles. He married, May 22, 
iN77. Xellie Stone, who was born December 29, 
1K35. Slie died December 23, 1913. Children: 
Nellie S., horn March I, 18S0, died January 8, 
18S9: Cha:]e> Hutchinson, born May 30, 1S94. 

(\dl) Henry Ra])lee Chadsey, brother of 
William Nicl'.o'ls Chadsey, was horn Septem- 
iK-r i[, 1S5S. and died December 25, 189". 
When a young man he was a bookkeeper and 
afterward was a sewer contractor in Provi- 
dence anil in partnership with (jcorge H. John- 
son of Riverside in the cual business. He was 
a member of St. .\ndrew's Lodge, No. 39, Free 
Masons; I'roviclence Chapter, No. 6, Royal 
Arch ]\Iasons, and St. John's Commandery, 
Knights Templar. .At one time he was a 
member of the town council of East Provi- 
dence. He married, June 11, 1S82, Sarah Jane 
^\■il!i^. Children: William N., born June i, 
iSi-']. ; Henry R., .\ugust 5, 1S86. He married 
( >econd ) Elizabeth ilidden and had one child, 
George Theodore. 

(\TII) William N. Chadsey (2d), son of 
Henry Raplee Chadsey, was born in Provi- 
dence, Rhode Island, June t, 1SS4. He at- 
tended the public schools of Providence and 
blast Providence and the Friends' School of 
I'rovidencc. Since October, 1901, he has been 
with the ^Mechanics' National Bank of Provi- 
dence. He married. July 18, 190^1, ^Mildred T. 
Straight, dau-htcr of Stephen R. Straight, 

(\'Iin Henry R. Chadsey, son of Henry 
Raplee Chadsey, was born August 5, 1SS6, and 
educated at \Vickford and Greenwich acad- 
emies. He began his business career as clerk 
in the Mechanics' National Bank of Provi- 
den.-r. He married, November 3, 1910, Fannie 
Hazard M.iglone, daughter of lolni Maglone, 
of Belleville; Rhode Island. 

(\1) George Holmes W. Chadsey, son of 
Henry Turner Chadsey, was b')rn June 18, 
1836,' and died February 13. 1903. He spent 
his" \ until at Wickfonl. In 1S57 he entered the 
employ of Barker & Whitaker, afterward 
Broun Brothers & Barker and I'arker, Chad- 
sev & Company, hardware merchants, of which 
he was a partner. He was a member of the 
e.vecutive committee of Dr. Woodbury's church 
in Providence. He was also a member of the 
I-'irst Light Infantry \'cteran .Association and 
vice-president of the Unitarian Club. He mar- 
ried .\ddie Maybury Cook, of Boston. She 
died in 1878. Children: I. Fannie Evans, born 
January iS, i8('.7, married. October 15. i.'^io, 
Cyrus i'. Brown, and had Cyrus P. Brown Jr., 


born July 4, 1892; Adelaide Alaybury Drown, 
February 24, 1896. and Edward Cleveland 
Brown, May 31, iScjj. 2. Addie Maria, ]'"eb- 
ruary 29, 1S68. 3. ^lary Edna, May 2]-, 1872, 
died in April, 1S73. 

(\'l) Hester Ann Chadsey, daughter of 
Henry Turner Chadsey, was born July 29, 
1839. She and her sisters still occupy the 
homestead at 5 Fowler street. W'ickford. They 
are members of the First Baptist Church and 
are ladies of refined taste and artistic tempera- 
ment. They possess many priceless heirlooms 
that have been in the possession of the family 
for generations. Their home is rich in an- 
tiques. The wall paper itself in the drawing 
room dates back to 1831 and is in a state of 
perfect preservation. 

Joseph Hammoiul was born 
ILAMMOND 'in England, November 16, 

1690, and died at North 
Kingstown, Rhode Island, June 24, 1776. He 
married, about 1715. Rachel Gardiner, who 
was born 2^Iarch 25, 1696, and died February 
7, 1756, daugliter of William and Elizabeth 
Gardiner. He was a tailor by trade. He had 
a shop at Swansea at first, and then moved 
with the Paines and others to North Kings- 
town, Rhode Island, in 1716 or 1717. There 
he bought a part of the "Pcttaquamscut! pur- 
chase," whicli later came to be known as 
"Hammond's Hill," where he lived the rest of 
his life. His son William inherited the place. 
He also owned lands in Exeter. Rhode Island, 
which he gave to his sons, Joseph and John, 
and he also gave land to his daughters, Rachel 
Hanmiond and Lucy Tisdale. Children : Jo- 
seph, born August 28, 1717, died May 5, 1792; 
Thomas, 1719: John, October 28, 1722; Lucy, 
August 28, 1725; Rachel. July 19. 1728: Ben- 
jamin, July, 1731, died ^I?rch 24, 1749; Wil- 
liam, Februfiry 19, 1733, mentioned below. 

(II) William Hammond, son of Joseph 
Hammond, was born in North Kingstown, 
Rhode Island, February 19, 1733, and died 
there January 23, 1S09. He married, I\Iay 8. 
1755, Chloe Wilbur, who was born in Swansea. 
February 7, 1733, and died at Newport, Rhode 
Island, December 14, 1818, daughter of 
Thomas and Mary Wilbur, of Swansea. Wil- 
liam Hammond was one of the most promi- 
nent men in \\'ashington county, Rhode Island. 
He lived on his father's farm at Hammond 
Hill, and bequeathed it at his death to his 
son William. From June, 1767, to May, 17S3. 
or after, he was a justice of the peace (Civil 
and Military Lists of R. I., pages 270. 283, 
299, 303). In October. ijC>2. he was captain 
of the Fourth Nev.-port Comi)any. Troop of 
Horse (page 243). In 1782 he was deputy 

from Nortl; Kingstown ; in 1783, sixth assist- 
atU ; in 1784, assistant; from 1796 to 1799 or 
after lie was justice of the court of common 
pleas of Washington county (pages 554, 568. 
583). In 17S0 he was recruiting officer for 
North Kingstown. In the Rhode Island census 
of 1774 he is given as living in North Kings- 
town, having a family of two males over six- 
teen, two sixteen or under, one female over six- 
teen, and four si.xteen or under. In September, 
1769, he was director of a jniblic lottery in North 
Kingstown. Children: Joseph, born August 
2, 1756, died March 10, 1792; ;\Iary. August 
4, 1758, died in March, 1853; Elizabeth, April 
10, 1760; Rachel, March 24, 1763; Wilbam. 
March 3, 1766, mentioned below; Benjamin, 
March 12, 1769; Esther, March 12, 1771 ; 
Lucy, Jaiuiary 21, 1775; Gardiner, Deceniber 
8, 1777, died December 20, 1777; Lydia. June 
4, 1779, died October 31. 1801. 

(ill) William Hammond Jr., son of Wil- 
liam Hammond, was born in Newport. Rliode 
Island, IVlarch 3, 1766, and died at Wick ford, 
Rhode Island, September 24, 1827; he was 
buried on the farm. He married, November 
8, 1790, Alice Tillinghast, wdio was born May 
12, 1766, and died February 27, iSii. She 
was daughter of Pardon and Ruth (Fry) Till- 
ingliast, of Exeter, Rhode Island. \\"illiam 
Hammond was a merchant banker, ship builder 
and farmer. For many years he kept a general 
store at Wickford. He also was engaged in 
the West India trade. In 1816 he was ap- 
pointed surveyor of customs for the port of 
North Kingstown. He was the principal 
founder of the North Kingstown Bank, which 
later combined with the Narragansett Bank 
to form the Wickford National Bank. He 
built the family mansion in Wickford, where 
he lived the most of his life. He became a 
wealthy man through his great success in busi- 
ness, and was able to give his children fine 
educational advantages and to start them in 
business. He spent a good part of his time 
on the old Hammond Hill estate, which he in- 
herited. His son, Pardon T. Hammond, was 
administrator of the estate. The house is now- 
occupied by his granddaughter. Ruth H. Ham- 
mond, daughter of Pardon T. Hammond, men- 
tioned below. 

His wife. Alice Tillinghast. was a lineal de- 
scendant of Dr. John Green and Rev. Sanuiel 
Gorton, foum'ers of Warwick. Rhode Island. 
Her father. Pardon (4), was son of Philip, 
son of Pardon, son of Rev. Pardon Tillinghast, 
of Providence, Rhode Island. Her mother 
was daughter of Thomas Fry, son of Thomas 
(3), son of Thomas (2), son of John (i). 
Children : Pardon Tillinghast, born January 
31, 1792, mentioned below; Maria, October 26, 

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i--(;3, married Benjamin Champlain ; Iistiier, 
March ^3, 1797, died January 2, 181 1; Ruth 
l-'ry, June 20, 1799, married Eliphalct Young: 
William Gardiner, January 20, 1802; George, 
October 31, 1804; Lydia Alice, January 29, 
1S07, died April 10, 1S86, married Jabez Dul- 

(1\') Pardon Tilliiighast Hammond, son of 
William Hammond, was born at Wickford, 
Rhode Island, January 31, 1792. He received 
his education in the public schools of his native 
town and began his career in business as clerk 
in the office of the Beliville mills. From 1S18 
to 1867 he was cashier of the Xonh Kings- 
town Savings Bank, resigning when the bank 
was reorganized as the Wickford National 
Bank. He retired and spent his last years in 
Wickford. At the time of his resignation, he 
was the oldest banker in the state in point of 
service and was well known and highly re- 
spected througliout tlie state. He inherited his 
portion in the Hammond Hill estate from his 
father, later purchasing the other heirs' inter- 
ests in the same and took great interest in 
farming. "He was well educated, of tine in- 
tellect, a leader in the affairs of his native 
town and state. He was a follower of Jeffer- 
son and Lincoln jn politics ; active in industrial 
and financial enterprises, and deeply interested 
in educational advancement." He a mem- 
ber of the Baptist church. He died at his home 
in 1S72 and was buried in Elm Grove Ceme- 
tery at x\llenton, Rhode Island. He married, 
February 23, 1823, Roby H. Stanton, who was 
born at South Kingstown, Rhode Island. Octo- 
ber 18, 1S02, died Septeiftber 12, 1S77, daugh- 
ter of Daniel and Ruth (Hopkins) Stanton, of 
Wickford. Children : Daniel Stanton, men- 
tioned below ; Alice, died aged twenty-one 
years; William Pardon, born November 2, 
1829; Ruth Hopkins; Mary Elizabeth, died un- 
married, May 6, 191 1, in Brooklyn, New York ; 
Lydia Harriet, died in infancy. 

(V) Daniel Stanton Hammond, son of Par- 
don Tillinghast Hammond, was born at Wick- 
ford, March 8, 1S26. He received his educa- 
tion in the public schools of his native town. 
Early in life he engaged in the manufacture 
of leather goods in New York City, and was 
highly successful in business, lit and his 
brother William inherited the Hammond Hill 
estate, which they sold to George Hammond, 
whose widow bequeathed it at her death to 
four members of the family in common. He 
died at Brooklyn, New York, June 11. 1901, 
and was buried at Newtown, Connecticut. He 
married Sophia .\ugu-ta Blakeslee, \,ho was 
born February 26, 1S29, died in Brooklyn. New 
York, March 14. 1S90. a daughter of William 
and Chloe (Fairman) Blakeslee. CI;ildren : i. 

.Mice Tillingh,-i>t, married John Davis Wood, 
of Brooklyn; died January J.^, iS'j;^. 2. Eva 
.Stautun, unniartied, antl 3. I'^lla Sophia, twins, 
the latter dying in 18(19. 4. Mary Grace, mar- 
ried, December 28. 18S7, Charles H. Northrop, 
who died May 20, 1908; she died at Wick- 
ford, -May 13, 1914, at the home of her aunt, 
Ruili II. Hammond; children: i. Mary Grace, 
died young; ii. Elenore Hammond, and iii. 
Nelson Northrop. 5. Daniel Stanton Jr., bora 
at Brooklyn, New York, I'Ybruary 18, 1S65, at Ridgcwood, New Jersey ; married, 
-April 8, 18S6. Helena M. Scott ; children : Dan- 
iel Stanton, born September 22, 1887; Charles 
Scott, born June 6, 18S9; Reginald Blakeslee, 
born June 5, 1891 : Helena M., born May 24, 
1896. 6. Sophia Blakeslee, born July 2, 1870, 
resides in Brooklyn, unmarried. 

(V) William Pardon Hannnond, brother of 
Daniel Stanton Hammond, was born at Wick- 
ford, No\-ember 2, 1829. He resides at War- 
saw, Illinois, where he conducted a general 
store, later engaged in agricultural pursuits, 
and is now retired. He married, February 9, 
1875, J. \'irginia Wilson. Children: William 
Pardon Jr., born March 9, 1876 ; Harmon Wil- 
son, November 6, 1S7S: Mary Stanton. No- 
vember 8, 1883; \'irginia Robv, March 14, 

(\'") Ruth Hopkins Hammond, sister of 
William Pardon Ilammond, was born at Wick- 
ford, and is the only surviving daughter of 
Pardon Tillinghast Hammond. She resides at 
tlie old Flammond homestead at Wickford. 
She is devoted to the church and has been very 
active throughout her life in temperance and 
charitable, work. She is a suffragist and for 
many years has contributed to the movement 
for woman's rights and equal suffrage. 

(The TUIinghast Line). 

Pardon Tillinghast, son of the immigrant, 
and fourth of the same name in direct line, 
was born February 16, 1666, and died Octo- 
ber 15, 1743; he married (first) Mary Keech, 
who died h'ebruary 7, 1726, and (second) 
Sarah Tarbo.x. Pie was a deputy for many 
years and justice of the peace in Providence. 
Children by first wife: John, 1690; Mary, 
1694; Philip, mentioned below; Joseph and 
Mercy. 1706. 

Philip Tillinghast. son of Pardon Tilling- 
liast, was born in 1710. Children, born at 
East Greenwich: Hilary, .\ugust 5, 1734; Par- 
don, mentioned below: Thomas, August 21, 
1742; Benjamin, Se(itember 13, 1746; George, 
Januarv 17, 1750-51. 

Pardon Tillinghast, son of Pliilip Tilling- 
hast, was born February 2. i735-3''>: mar- 
ried, }ilarch 2^, 1756, Ruth Fry, claugliter of 



Thomas. She (h'cd August 27, 1776. Chil- 
dren: Daniel, June 5, 1756; 'j'lioma-, Decem- 
ber 8, 1757; Phih'p, July 25, 1759; Samuel, 
May 20, 1761 ; Mary, May'28. 1763; Alice, 
May 21, 1767, married William Hammond (see 
Hammond); Rnlh, April jj, 1773. 

The surname Bullock is doubt- 

F.ULLOCK less derived from the name of 
the domestic animal and be- 
longs to the same class as Bull, Lion, Doe. 
Lamb, ILut, Slagg and many others. The 
ancient seat of the Bullock family of England, 
according to Burke, was in Arborfield, Berk- 
shire, and several of the family there served in 
the office of sheriff in the fourteenth, fifteenth 
and sixteenth centuries. The ancient Bullock 
coat-of-arms is described; Gules a chevron 
ermine betn-een three bulls' heads cabossed 
argent armed or. Crest: Five Lochaber axes 
handles or blades proper, bound with an e,-carf 
gules tassels or. John Bullock, of Great Wig- 
borough, county Essex, who died in 1595, used 
the same coat-of-arms and his motto was: .V/7 
coiiscii-c sihi. Branches of the family are 
located also in Shipdam. Xorfolkshire, in Xor- 
tou, Onston and Darlye, in Derbyshire, since 
the time of Henry \'L 

(I) Robert Bullock, of Harburghtield or 
Arborfield, Bcrkshiie, used the coat-of-arms 
borne by the Bullocks of Eerksr.ire and Essex. 
He was sherilt of Berkshire and Oxlordsl'ire 
in the eighteenth }ear of Richard H. and died 
in 1405. 

_ (H) Thomas Bullock, son of Robert I'.ul- 
lock. also lived at Arborfield. 

(\') Thomas Bullock, great-grandson of 
Thomas Bullock (II), married Alice Kingmill, 
daughter of John Kingmill, one of the ju?tices 
of the king's bench. Of their six sons, Rich- 
ard remained on the estate at Arborfield, Wil- 
liam is mentioned below. 

(VI) William Bullock, son of Frank Bul- 
lock, married Elizabeth Bellet. daughter and 
heir of John Bellet, of Moreton. Cheshire. 

(VH) John Bullock, son of William Bullock, 
a descendant of Robert Bullock (I), was the 
first of the family in coimty Essex, England, 
and was progenitor of th.e Bullock families in 
Essex. lie died February 10, 1595, an;! is 
buried in the chancel of the church at Great 

(VIII) Sir Edward Bullock, son of John 
Bullock, was born in 15S0, diedin 1644. He was 
knighted. He married a daugh.ter of Thomas 
Meldor-Wyld, Esquire, of Glazeyshall, Salop. 
About 1637 Sir Edward bought the manor of 
Faulkbourn of John Fortesque, and this manor 
has been the seat of this branch of the family 
to the present time. 

(IX) Henry Bull.-ck, born 1595, t'le fii;.t 
of the family in America, was a grandsmi ut 
John Bullock (\'), according to the evidence 
at hand. He lived at St. Lawrence parish, 
county Essex, and came to Xew England in 
the ship "Abigail'' in June, 1633. He and his 
family were certified as formerly living in St. 
Lawrence, and his age was given as forty, that 
of his wife Susan as forty-two, of his son 
Henry as eiglit, daughter Mary six, and son 
Thomas two years. He settled at Charlestown, 
I\Iassachusetts, removing in 163S to Salem, 
where he had a grant of land in 1643, and 
another December 2, i6()3. His wife Susan 
died about Xovember 2, 1644, at Salem. From 
the fact that many settlers went back and forth 
between Salem and Rehoboth. where Richard 
Bullock settled, and for various other reasons, 
it is believed that Richard Bullock was a 
brother of Henry. Without doubt Henry and 
Richard were nearly related and descended 
ircm the English family described above. Ed- 
ward Bullock, presumably another brother 
cam^^ in the ship "Elizabeth," sailing from Eng- 
land. April 17, 1635, and settled at Dorchester. 
He returned to F.ngland, where he died in 

(I) Richard Bullock, the American progeni- 
fr of this line, was one of the founders of the 
town of Rehcbcth, Massachusetts, in 1643. He 
was admitted a freeman of the colony in 1C44. 
.\bout 1656 he removed to Xewtown, Long 
Island, but soon afterward returned to Reho- 
both. He received an allotment of land there 
January 4, 1647, and. another June 22, 165S. 
He was elected town clerk January 30, 1659. 
He was a man of some prominence in the town. 
He married (first) August 4, 1647, Elizabeth 
Ingraham, probably a daughter of Richard 
Ingraliam, an early settler of Rehoboth. She 
I'ied January 7. 1659, and he married (second ) 
September 21, ir/io, Elizabeth Biliington. Chil- 
dren by first wife: Samuel, born August 19, 
164S; Elizabeth, October 9, 1G50; Mary, Feb- 
ruary 16, 1652; Mehitable, April 4, 1655; Abi- 
gail, August 29, 1657; Hopestill, December 26, 
1659. Children by second wife: Israel, born 
July 15, 1661 ; Alercy, March 13. 1662: John, 
mentioned belmv ; Richard, March i^, 1666-67. 

(II) John Bullock, son of Richard Bullock, 
v,-as born at Rehoboth, Massachusetts, May 19, 
i6fj4. Fie was a farmer living in his native 
town. He married Elizabeth Barnes, daugh- 
ter of Tliomas and Patience Barnes. Chil- 
dren, born at Rehoboth: Ann. born 1697; Zer- 
vinh, 1700: Esther, 1702; Israel, 1706; Eliza- 
beth; John, 1710, died young; Mary, 1714; 
John, mentioned below : Richard. 

'HI) John Bullock, son of John Bullock, 
was born at Rehoboth, in 1714. He married 

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(lir^t) Patience llosworth (intemions of mar- 
riage dated at r.anington, Rhode l.~!and, Sep- 
tiiiiber 6, 1740) ; she was born IXccinber 8, 
1-17, a daughter of Jabez and Susanna Bos- 
worth. He married (second) March 16, 174S- 
40, Jeruslia Smith (Rt\~. Solomon Townsend 
ofriciating). He married (third) Ann Cole, 
widow of David Cole. Children by first wife: 
Jabez, married Mary Richmond and had Cap- 
tain Richmond Bullock, of Provi'.ence, Rhode 
Island ; Elizabeth. Children by second wife : 
fuhn, mentioned below: Jerusha. 

(IV) Captain John Bullock, son of John 
T'.nliock, was born at Rehoboth. May 21, 1751, 
and was known as John Bullock (3d) for 
many years. He went to sea early in life and 
became a master mariner in the coasting trade. 
For many years he resided in I'rovidence, 
Rhode Island. He was a soldier in tlie revo- 
lutionary war, a private in Captain Jabez Bul- 
lock's company, Colonel Carpenter's regiment, 
in 17S0. He married Sarah Brown (inten- 
tions of marriage published in Barrington, 
Cktolier 3. 1773). She was a daughter of 
David and Sarah fHowland) (Lawton) 
Brown. Her mother was a descendant of the 
Howland family which came with the Pil- 
grims to Plymouth. She married (third) 
Alathew XVatson, of Barrington, Rliode Island. 
Airs. Bullock died at Providence. April 30. 
1790. After her death Captain Bullock went 
south and married again, made his home there 
and died th.ere. Children of Captain John and 
Sarah (Brown) Bullock: Jerusha. married 
Captain Joseph Gould and settled in W'ickford, 
Rhode Island: Selinda, n^arried John Case, of 
W'ickford: Sarah, married Joseph [Martin, of 
Providence : John, resided in W'ickford : James, 
settled in W'ickford; Jabez, mentioned below. 

(\') Jabez Bullock, son of Captain John 
Bullock, was born in Providence, Rho le Island, 
July 13, 17S6. He was but four years old when 
his mother died. In I70'5, when he was ten years 
old. he went to live with his sister, Mrs. Gould, 
in W'ickford, where he received his education 
in a subscription sch.ool. He learned the trade 
of cabinetmaker and followed it throughout his 
active life. He was a skillful craftstiian. espe- 
cially e.vpert in the making of chairs and other 
household furniture. He dwelt in \Vickford, 
where he erected a home on Main street, oppo- 
site the new St. Paul's Episcopal Church, and 
now owned by Aaron S. Thomas, of New 
York, and about the time of his third marriage 
he erected a handsome house on Brown street, 
now ownerl and occupied bv his daughter. Miss 
Abby Catherine Bullock. 'He was a W'h.ig in 
early life, and afterward a Rei)ublican, keenly 
interested in public attairs, a substantial and 
useful citizen. He was a member of the Prot- 

tesfant Episcopal church of W'ickford. He 
die.l at a ripe old age in Wick ford, uhere he 
sj^ent nearly all of his life. June 15, i&'u, and 
was buried in the F.lni Grove Cemetery in that 
town. He married (first) Catherine llull, who 
died September 28, iS.^5, at W'ickford. lie 
married (second) Aliigail L'lKlike Reynolds, 
daughter of Joscp.h Re>nol;!s: she died at 
Wickford, October 17, 1832. He married 
(thinl) November 15, iS4i,Lydia Alice Ham- 
mond, daughter of William Ihimmond (see 
Hrnunrmd family in tlii^ work). She died 
April 10. 188/1, and was buried in Elm Grove 
Cemetery. She was a communicant of the 
Protestant P'piscopal church. Children by tlie 
first wife: i. Sarah, married .Mfred W. Cp- 
hani. By third wife: 2. .Abby Catherine, re- 
sides on the homestead at W'ickford. a com- 
municant of the Protestant Rpisco]);d clun'ch. 

The name Wyman is undoubt- 
W'YMAN edlv of early Saxon origin and 
in common with other ancient 
names is variously spelled. Wiman, W'yniond, 
W'ymant, Wimond, Ymoud are some of the 
forms found in old records. Withlaf, the 
Saxon king, had a son Wimond, born 825, and 
an old Roman town in Leicestershire given to 
him was named Wymands Town. Wimond 
is doubtless the same name as Waermond, the 
mythological son of Woden, the Saxon deity. 
Wymands Town became Wymandham, a visit 
to which is described by Mr. Horace Wyman 
in an address at the W'yman reunion, February 
14, 190S, afterward published. Wyman or 
Wymond, as a surname, has been in use from 
the time when surnames were used in Eng- 
land. The family became numerous in various 
counties of England and America and it is 
estimated that there are fully ten thotisand de- 
scendants of the two American immigrants 
mentioned below. 

(I) Francis Wyman, father of the .Ameri- 
can pioneers, lived at West IsUW, Ilertforcf- 
shire. England. lie married there. May 2, 
1617, Elizabeth Richardson. Plis home was at 
Brook End, about one mile from West I\Iill 
cluuxh. and afterward at West Mill Green, a 
half mile from Brook End. His wife was of 
the Richardson family that sent three brothers 
to New England. The Wymans and Richard- 
sons were founders of Woburn, Massachusetts. 
Among the children of Francis and Elizabeth 
W'yman were : Thomas, who inherited his 
father's lands: Francis, baptized February 24, 
ifiiQ; John, mentioned below. 

fll) John W'yman. son of Francis Wyman, 
was baptized in West Mill, Herts, England, 
pLbruary 3, i^)2i. 'With his brother h'rancis 
he came to .\merica in 1640 and they were 

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among the first settlers of the town of Wo- 
burn, 2^Iassachusetts, after Uving for a time in 
Chark-.sto\vn. He subscribed to the town 
orders of Woburn in December, 1640, and was 
taxed there for the country rate, September 
8, 1645. He was admitted 'freeman, ]May 26, 
1647, and was one of tlie proprietors oi" the 
town. He deposed, December 18, 1660, that 
his age was about thirty-nine years. He held 
various town offices. He was lieutenant of 
the Woburn company and served in King 
Philip's war. He was in the Swamp Fight 
where his son John was killed and a nephew 
mortally wounded. Later in the war an at- 
tempt to impress horses for the colonial troops 
was resisted by Wyman and his daughter 
Barsheba, who according to tb.e complaining 
constable ''fisted him down." Father and 
daughter were lined. He and others were 
prosecuted in December, 167 1, some "for pub- 
licly manifesting contempt for the ordinance 
of infant bajDtism as administered in the church 
of Woburn," others for withdrawing from 
that church. Some were admonished, others 
fined. The records show that he had bought 
the time of one Simpson, a Scotchman, one of 
the soldiers of Charles II., captured by Crom- 
well and sold into servitude in New England. 
A petition of John Wyman to the governor 
and council gives an ilkrninating picture of 
life in 1676 : 

Humbly Shewcth that yore Petitioner Haith beene 
often out in the service of ye Country against the 
Indians; his sone also was out and slaine by the 
enemy; and his servants hath been long out in the 
warrs and now being' reduced to greate v.ants for 
clotheing: desires liberty to come downe from 
Hadley where he now remains a garrison soldier; 
and he is a taner by traid and yore Petitioner 
bought him on purpose for the management of his 
lanyard: and himselfe being inexperienced in that 
calling doth humbly request that favore of your 
honors to consider the premisses and to grant his 
said servant Robert Simpson a dismission from this 
present service that so his lethcr now in \atts may 
not by spvled but yore Petitioner be ever engaged 
to pray, &c. JNO. WYMAN. 

He married Sarah Nutt, November 5, 1644. 
She was born in England and came to this 
country with her father, ilyles Nutt, who set- 
tled first at Watertcwn, then in Woburn. He 
died ]\Iay 9, 1684. His widow married (sec- 
ond) August 25, 16S4, Thomas Fuller, of Wo- 
burn. Children of John Wyman: Samuel, 
born September 20. died September 27, 1646; 
John, March 28, 1648: Sarah, April 15, 1650; 
Solomon, February 26, 1651-52; David, April 
7, 1654; Elizabeth. January 18, 1655-56; Bath- 
shcba, October 6, 165S; Jonathan, mentioned 
below ; Seth, August 3, 16)63 '< Jacob. 

(Ill) Cornet Jonathan W}nian, sou of Jolm 

Wyman, was born in Woburn, Jidy 13, iC/)i. 
He was a cornet in the military conip;uiy. He 
died in his native town, JJeceniber 15,' 1730. 
He married (first) July 29, 1689, Abigail 
Fowle, born October 15, 1669, died January 
3, 1690, daughter of James Fowle, granddaugh- 
ter of George Fowle. He married (second) 
July 31, 1690, Hannah Fowle, daughter of 
Peter Fowle, of Woburn. Child by first wife: 
Abigail, born June i, 1691. Children by sec- 
ond wife: Hannah, born November, i()94; 
Alary, January 26, 1696; Elizabeth, h^ebruary 
15, 1700; Jonathan, mentioned below; Sarah, 
August iS, 1706; Zecliariah, July 19, 1709, 
soldier in French and Indian war. 

(IV) Jonathan (2) Wyman, son of Jona- 
than (i) Wyman, was born in Woburn. Sep- 
tember 13, 1704, died there in August, 17S0. 
Descendants settled in Burlington, JNIassachu- 
setts, and Dummerston, Vermont. He served 
in the war of the American revolution of 1775. 
He married Martha Tliotnpson. Children, 
born in Woburn: Alartha, Alarch 3, 1732; 
Jonathan, mentioned below; Ezra, February 
2, 1737; Abigail, December 16, 1740; John, 
June iS, 1743; Hannah, March 30, 1746; 
Sarah, August 27, 1749. 

(V) Jonathan (3) \\'yman, son of Jonathan 
(2) Wyman, was born at Woburn, October 7, 
1734. died November 18, 1774. He married 
Abigail Wright, who died at \Voburn, July 5, 
1787. Children, born at Woburn: Abigail, 
August 20, 1760; Mary, April 5, 1762; Jona- 
than, mentioned below; Alargery, October 24, 
1766; Joshua, December 30, 1768; Lavina, 
October 20, 1770. 

(VI) Jonathan (4) \\'yman, son of Jona- 
than (3) \Vyman, was born at Woburn, Octo- 
ber 5, 1763. He married Ruby B. Richardson, 
widow, daughter of Abel and" Alary Richard- 
son. She died at Woburn, September 2, 1S53, 
aged eighty- four years. Children, born in 
Woburn: Jonathan, March '16, 1789; Abel, 
mentioned below; Abigail, September 3, 1795; 
Sylvester, Joseph, Stephen, Ray, Ruby, Ipps. 

(VII) Abel Wyman, son of Jonathan (4) 
Wyman, was born at \\'oburn, January 21, 
1793, died February 10, 1.S64. He was a boot 
and shoe manufacturer in his native town, 
noted for his integrity, tact and sagacity in 
business and his exemplary character. He 
married, Alay 2, 18 17, Alaria Wade, daughter 
of Frank. Children, born at Woburn: Charles 
Austin, July 20, 1S18; Ward, March 10, 1820; 
Winthrop, December 24, 172 1 ; Nancy Maria, 
January 10, 1823; Horace, mentioned below. 

(\''HI) Horace Wyman, son of Abel Wy- 
man, was born at Woburn on the old home- 
stead, November 27. 1827. He attended t'lC 
public schools of his native town, th.e Woburn 

mini aoi 

7 ^'uil'ri'i 



\r:i(li.'niy ami the Francestown Academy in 
\c\v (laiiipshire. He began liis business career 
;:) iS.(6, as a machinist in the employ of the 
AniO'^keag Manufacturing Company at Man- 
i!ie>ter, New Plampsliire. Afterwards he was 
employed by the Lowell Machine Shop, and 
in the Hinckley Locomotive Works in Boston. 
Me then became a draughtsman for the 
liolyoke Water Power Company, and in i860 
became superintendent and manager of the 
I'om works of George Crompton in W'orcester. 
!-'nrly in life he developed inventive ability, 
aiul he devoted his attention particularly to the 
improvement of looms. During his active life 
he was granted up to the year 1909 more than 
one hundred and fifty patents, and many more 
since that time, mo^t of which were for im- 
provements in textile machinery, increasing 
production, improving the quality of goods, 
cheapening the cost of production. From time 
to time he was associated with others, but tlK- 
princijial machines with which his name is 
connected were the result of his own inventive 
genius and mechanical skill. The Crompton 
Loom Works owe much of their success to his 
designs. While superintendent he introduced 
the manufacture of looms for making ging- 
hams and he designed devices for pattern 
mechanisms which shifts the shuttle boxes to 
produce the proper width of colored stripes 
in the cloth. He also devised warp stop 
mechanism for stopping the loom when a warp 
thread breaks by means of which perfect clotli 
is woven. Both of these inventions are now 
in use in most of the fancy cotton mills in the 
country, together with many other important 
devices which he devised applicable to such 
looms. He patented a device for producing 
designs on moquette carpets by means of the 
Jacquard machine, by which the interweaving 
of the colored tuft yarns was governed and 
the winding of the different colors on spools 
as in the loom invented by Skinner was dis- 
pensed with. He had patents also for an im- 
proved method of introducing (in the spool 
loom) the ends of the tuft yarns into the 
fabric, making the latter much finer and allow- 
ing the increase in width of the goods, by 
which rugs could be woven large enough to 
cover aTi ordinary floor. 

When Mr. Crompton died in 1S86. the busi- 
ness was incorporated and Mr. Wyman be- 
came vice-president and manager, and in 1S97, 
when the Crompton & Knowles Loom Works 
was formed by merger, he became its consult- 
ing engineer. 

He has been president of the \\'orccster 

Storage Companv since its establisliment : was 

director of the Quinsigamond National Bank 

before it merged into Worcester Trust Coni- 


[lany ; trustee of the Peof)le"s Savings Bank, 
and' was director of the L'xbridge iS: Black- 
stone Street Railway Company until it merged 
into the Worcester Consolidated railway. In 
politics he is a Republican and he was at one 
time an alderman of the city of Worcester. 
In religion he is a Unitarian. He is a member 
of the American Society of Mechanical Engi- 
neers, the Worcester County ^Mechanics' Asso- 
ciation, the Worcester Society of .\ntiquity and 
of the board of managers of the Old Men's 
Home, lie is a niembcr of the order of Free 
Masons. He has traveled extensively in this 
country and abroad, both for pleasure and 
business. He has devoted much time to the 
study of family and local history and published 
two small books: "The Wyman Families of 
Great and Little Hormead, Herts County, 
England" (1895) and "Some Account of the 
Wyman Genealogy and Wyman Families in 
Herts County, England" (1897). 

He married, May r, i860, Louisa B. Ilorton, 
born at Orleans, Alassachusetts, June 12, 1837, 
died Alarch 24, 1894, daughter of Sparrow and 
Betsey- (Doane) Horton, and descendant of 
John Doane, born 1590, who came to Plymouth 
in 1630, was assistant to Governor Prince in 
1633. Children of Horace Wyinan : i. Horace 
Winfield, born May 30, 1861, died October 11, 
1905; graduate of the Worcester Polytechnic 
Institute, founder, with Lyman F. Gordon, of 
the firm of Wyman & Gordon, manufacturers 
of iron and steel drop forgings ; married, 1889, 
Alary Wills Haskell, daughter of William 
Henry and Aurelia (Bulkely-Lord) Haskell, 
of Atchison, Kansas; children: i. Aurelia, 
born at Worcester, Augrist 6, 1891, attended 
Aliss Rust's School, Dalzell School, Bancroft 
School of Worcester, and Aliss Porter's School, 
Farmington, Connecticut, two years, then went 
abroad for three years of travel and study, 
now a student at Worcester Art Museum, ii. 
Horace, born in Worcester, March 16, 1893, 
attended the same private schools and the 
Worcester high school for one year, student 
for two years at the Chateau de Lancy, Geneva, 
Switzerland, then one year at Milton .Academy 
(Massachusetts) and entered Cornell Univer- 
sity in 1912, taking the mechanical engineering 
course; he is a member of the Kappa Alpha 
fraternity, iii. Louise, born in Worcester. Au- 
gust 28, 1S94. attended the same schools as 
her sister, also traveled and studied in Europe, 
and is now a student at Miss T'orter's School. 
Farmington. Connecticut. The family are 
Congregationalists. Mrs. Wyman married 
(second) June 30, 191 1, Marshall N. Goold, 
author, of Glasgow, Scotland, and the family 
resides at No. 58 West street, Worcester. 2. 
Maria Louise, born June 11, 1S64. 3. Josie 



Horton, born 1867, dieJ 186S. 4. Adelaide 
Richards, born February 26, 1S70; attended 
public and private schools of Worcester and 
Pittsfitld; married, November S, 1898, Ernest 
H. Wood, born in Uxbridge, January 29. 1870, 
son of C)rus G. and Mary Farnum (South- 
wick) Wood, who were the parents of three 
other children: John Franklin, Gertrude 
Southwick, Sarah Louise. Ernest FL \\'ood 
attended the public and high schools, clc^ss of 
188S, then entered Harvard, graduating with 
degree of Bachelor of Arts, 1893; engaged in 
business with his father, admitted to partner- 
ship in firm of C. G. Wood & Company, woolen 
manufacturers, Holden, ]\Iassachusetts, 1898; 
he is treasurer of the Worcester Storage Com- 
pany, the president being Horace Wynian ; he 
is a L'nitarian in religion; their children are: 
Cyrus Wyman, born January 31, ig^yo; A\is- 
ten, May 25, 1903; Daniel. September 7, 1904; 
Louisa, October 27, 1905. 

John Leavitt, the immigrant 
LE.-\\"1TT ancestor, was born in England 
in 1 60S, and settled at^ Dor- 
chester, ^LlSiachusetts, as early as 1634. }Ie 
removed to Hingham, ]\Ltssachusetts, where 
he was living when admitted a freeman, 'NTarch 
3, 1636. In 1636 he had a grant of land for a 
house lot in Hingham. He was deputy 10 the 
general court, 1656-64; selectman, 1661-63- 
65-6S-72-74-75, and deacon of the church. He 
was a tailor by trade. The name of his first 
wife is not known. He married (second) De- 
cember 16, 1646, Sarah . who died I\Iay 

26, 1700. He died November 20, 1691. His 
will was dated November 30, 1689. Children: 
John: Hannah, born 1639; Samuel, April, 
1641, removed to Exeter, Nevv- Hampshire; 
Jeremiah, baptized March i, 1645-46. Chil- 
dren by second wife: Israel, baptized April 
23. 1648: IMosts, mentioned below; Josiah, 
May 4, 1653; Nehemiah, January 22, 1655-56; 
Sarah. February 25, 165S-59; ;\Iary. June 12, 
1661; Hannah, }>Iareh 20, 1663-64; Abigail, 
December 9, 1667. 

(II) ]Moses Leavitt, son of John Leavitt, 
was born at Hingham, ^Massachusetts, August 
12, 1650. He and his brother Samuel settle<l 
at Exeter, New Hampshire. He was one of 
the most prominent citizens of the town. He 
was selectman in 16S2 and three other years; 
deputy to the general court in 1692 and three 
other years and moderator seven years.. Fie 
married, October 26, 16S1. Dorothy Dudley, 
daughter of Rev. Samuel Dudley and grand- 
daughter of Governor Thomas Dudley. Qiil- 
dren : Moses, of Stratham ; Timothy ; ."Stephen, 
of Brentwood: Joseph, of Exeter and Deer- 

field; John, mentioned below; Dudley, 01 
Exeter; Hainiah; Sarah; Elizabeth; Dorotliy. 

(Ill) John (2) Leavitt, son of Mo^es 
Leavitt, had the homestead of his father. Ik- 
died in 176S. He married . Children: 

John, Moses, Nehemiah, mentioned below; 
Dorothy, 2\Iary, Sarah. 

(I\') Nehemiah Leavitt. son of John (2) 
Leavitt, resided at Epjiing and perhaps adja- 
cent towns. He died intestate in 1771. He mar- 
ried . His children were baptized as 

children "f Nehemiah and J., September 21, 
1729, in t'le Kingston church; John, settled at 
Raymond; Nehemiah, mentioned below; Eliz- 
abeth, Sarah, Anna. 

(V) Nehemiali (2) Leavitt, son of Nehe- 
miah (1) Leavitt, was born about 1720-25. 
He lived at Kingston, Exeter and perhaps Gil- 

manton. He married . Children: 

Nehemiah, mentioned below ; Amos, soldier 
in the revolution from Brentwood; Abigail, 
born December. 1760; Reuben, born March 
13. ^7^3- St Exeter. 

(VI) Nehemiah (3) Leavitt, son of Nehe- 
miah (2) Leavitt, was born in 1752. He was 
a soldier from Brentwood in Captain Dear- 
born's company, 1775, at the age of twenty- 
three, and went to Canada in Captain Aaron 
Kinsman's company. Colonel John Stark's regi- 
ment. Nehemiah of Candia and Amos of Ray- 
mond were enlisted in 1777 for three years. 
The histor}- of Raymond states that John 
Leavitt lived near the road from Gile School 
to Jones pond and that Nehemiah lived fur- 
ther south. He married . Among his 

children was Amos, mentioned below ; Nehe- 
miah, born 1775, died at East Rumford. Maine; 
married Polly Sleeper ; removed to Royahon, 
Vermont, 1797, to Maine in 1S35 : wa? granted 
the town of Smyrna on condition that he get 
one hundred actual settlers. 

(\"ll) Amos Leavitt, son of Nehemiah (3) 
Leaviit, was born in Raymond, New Hamp- 
shire, in 1777, died in Royalton, \"ermont, in 
1828. He married Hannah Sleeper, born 17S7, 
died at Hodgdon, Maine, 1862. daughter of 
Thomas and Mary (Davis) Sleeper, of Kings- 
ton, granddaughter of Moses and Priscilla 
Sleeper, great-granddaughter of Aaron and 
Elizabeth (Shaw) Sleeper, and great-great- 
granddaughter of the first settlers, Thomas 
and Elizabeth (Sherburne) Sleeper (see "His- 
tory of Andover. New Hampshire"). Amos 
Leavitt lived on Broad Brook, Ro}-alton. He 
was killed by a fall while attempting to cross 
\Miite river on the stringers of a bri.'ge. Chil- 
dren; I. Enos. born 1804. a farmer, died at 
Littleton. Vermont: married Emma Hobbs, 
and had four children (see "History of Royal- 



[.■n.\'erniont" ). 2. Amos, born August 12. 1S07. 
(lied April, iSSS. 3. Hannah, born iSio; mar- 
ried Orange \'<iil. 4. Moses, mentioned below. 
_:;. Oramel. a farmer, died in Sherman, Maine; 
married ILIiza Estabrook ; had eight children: 
William. Albion, Justin M., Lucilva, Ilannali. 
Evelyn, Edward and Emily. 6. Merrill, born 
1820: married Sarah Harrinton and had Amos, 
Marcus and Merrill. 

(VIII) Moses (2) Leavitt. son of Amos 
Leavitt, was born in \'ermont, December 27. 
1S14, died at Dyer Brr.ok. Maine, July 24, 
1896. He was educated in the public schools. 
\\'hen a > oung man he came to Smyrna, Maine, 
where he was employed in farming and lum- 
bering. He was one of the pioneers of the 
town of Smyrna, where he lived during most 
of his active life. He bought a farm before 
h.e married and cleared it. He was a Repub- 
lican in politics. He was a member of the 
Christian church. He married Eliza Tarbell. 
born in 1829, died in Dyer Brook in 1906. 
Children: i. Artemas. mentioned below. 2. 
Wilbur M., born September 9, 1S63, at Dyer 
Brook, where he resides on the homestead. 3. 
Mile E., born at Dyer Brook, 1S67; married 
Ina Brown ; they reside on a farm at Oakfield ; 
child. Lawrence A., a jev.eler at Smyrna Mills. 

(IX) Artemas Leavitt, son of Closes (2) 
Leavitt, was born at Dyer Brook, Maine, Sep- 
tember 6, 1S53. He attended the public schools 
there, and assisted his father on the farm until 
he was twenty-five years old. For eight years 
after that time he was in the hotel business at 
Smyrna Mills. He also bought and conducted 
a farm at Smyrna Mills. After retiring from 
the hotel business he carried on his farm until 
1903. when he sold it to his son, Lewis Ridley 
Leavitt. Erom 1904 to 1909 he was a iner- 
chant at Smyrna Mills. Since 1904 he has 
owned and conducted another farm in Smyrna 
]\rills. In politics he is a Progressive : was 
formerly a Republican. He has been select- 
man of the town and for four years tax col- 
lector. He is a member of the Baptist church. 
He married, July 26, iSjg. in Smyrna Mills, 
Anna M. Clement, born at East Corinth, 



}, died at Smvrna Mills 

July 2j. 1910. daughter of Elijah Clement, a 
native of Maine, who died at East Corinth in 
1901, a wheelwright by trade, trustee and 
steward of th.e Methodist church. Mr. Clement 
married Mary Ridley, who died at East Corinth 
in 1904. Children of Elijah and Mary Clement : 
I. Alphia. married Henry Russell, a carpenter: 
resides at Charleston. Elaine. 2. \'e-ta E.. re- 
sides at Charleston. Maine. 3. Austin .A., a 
wheelwright ; married Ella Colbath. 4. Anna 
M.. mentioned above. 5. Carrie, marrie 1 
Henry Blaisdell, a farmer of Bangor. 6. 

George, died young. 7. Albert E., a machinist 
of Brunswick. i< Lester O.. of .\ugusta. a 
m.nchinist. 9. Marjoric, married Elbridge 
Ranks, of .Auburn, a machinist. Children of 
Artemas Leavitt: i. Lizzie L. born at Smvrna 
Mills, May 6, i.ScSo; married' Samuel H. Styles, 
of Elgin, Xew Brunswick. 2. Lewis Ridley, 
mentioned below. 3. \"iola L., born July 25, 
1S87, at Smyrna Mill<, died August 3, 1907; 
married Frank Styles, of Elgin, now of Oak-, 
field, a railroad man: he married (second) 
Celia Claghorn; child by first wife, Beulah 
Evelyn, born at Henderson, Maine. September 
I, 1906. 4. Geneva M., born July 10, 1896. 
(X) Lewis Ridley Leavitt, son of Artemas 
Leavitt, was born at Sm}Tna, Maine, May 18, 
1882. He attended the public schools there 
until 189S. He assisted his father on the farm 
until 1902. when he bought a farm uf one hun- 
dred and forty-five acres in Smyrna, where he 
has since lived. In politics he is a Progressive. 
He has been selectman of the town for the 
past two years. He is a member of the Bap- 
tist church : of the Oakland Grange. Patrons 
of Husbandry; of the Independent Order of 
Foresters. He married, January 16, 1903. in 
Smyrna. Pauline Emma Soule, born in Oak- 
field. }.Iaine, August 25. 1885. Before her 
marriage she taught sch.ool in More and 
Siboeis, Maine. She is a member of the Meth- 
odist church, of Oakfield Grange, of the De- 
gree of Honor of Smyrna Alills and of the 
\\'omen's Christian Temperance L'nion (see 
Soule IX). Children, born in Smyrna: i. 
Alva Lois, born Xovember 5, 1903. 2. .-\ilcen 
Bettina. born June 5. 1906. 3. Helen Pauline, 
born June 11, 1910. 4. Erna Geneva, born 
April 6. 1912. 

(I) George Soule. the immigrant ancestor, 
was born in England, and came in the "May- 
flower" to this country. He was the thirty- 
fifth signer of the famous compact, and was 
entered on the passenger list as an aiiprentice 
of Governor Edward W'inslow. As early as 
!fi23 he was granted in his own right land at 
Plymouth, and in 1633 was admitted a free- 
man and was a taxpayer. He was a volunteer 
for the I'equot war in 1637. He had various 
grants of land at Powder Point. In 163S he 
sold his Plymouth property and moved to Dux- 
bury in Myles Standish"s comjiany, being a 
founder there. He was one of the earliest 
selectmen, and often served in that and other 
offices. He represented the town in the gen- 
eral court in 1642-45-46-50-51-54. When 
lirii'gewater was set off from Duxbury he 
was one of the original proprietors, but soon 
afterward sold his rights, and subsef|ucutly be- 

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came one of tlic earliest purclia'-crs of Dart- 
mouth and Middleboroiigli. He was a com- 
missioner of court in 1640. and was on the im- 
portant committee for the revision of the 
colony laws with Governors Prince. Winslow 
and Constant Southworth. showing that he 
must have been a man of superior intelligence 
and education. Winslow mentions him among 
the ablest men of the colony. He married, in 
England. Mary Beckett, wlio came in the 
"Ann" in 1621, in company with Barbara 
Standish, Patience and Fear Brewster. Gov- 
ernor Bradford tells us that he had eight chil- 
dren, flis wife Mary died in 1677. He died 
in 1680, one of the last of the Pilgrims to die. 
His will was dated August 11. 1677. proved 
March 5, 1679-80. Children: Zachariah, 
Mary, George, Susanna. John, mentioned be- 
low ; Nathaniel. Elizabeth, Benjamin. 

(H) John Soule. son of George Soule. was 
born about 1632, and was the eldest son. ac- 
cording to his father's will; he died in 1707, 
aged seventy-five years. He served as sur- 
veyor of highways. 1672, 1694; grand jury- 
man, 1675-76-77-78-83-84; arbitrator between 
Marshfield and Du.xbury, and Plymouth and 
Duxbury. 1698, involving land disputes; wit- 
ness to the Indian deed of Bridgewater. De- 
cember 2T., 1686. In 1653 he was involved in 
a quarrel with Kenelm Winslow "for speake- 
ing falsly of and scandalicing his daughter in 
carying divers falce reports betwixt Jo.sias 
Standish and her." Pie was fined ten pounds 
and costs of tv.o hundred pounds June 8, 1654. 
He married Hester, probably daughter of 
■ Philij) and Hester ( Dewsbury) De la Noye. the 
French Protestant who joined the Pilgrims in 
Holland. No other person of her name was 
born in Duxbury, who could have been his 
wife. She was born in 163S, died September 
12, 1733. Children: John, Sarah, Joseph, 
Joshua, Josiah. Moses, mentioned below; 
Rachel. Benjamin, Rebecca. 

(Ill) Moses Soule, son of John Soule, lived 
in Duxbury. near Island Creek. Little is 
known of him. He died in 1751. being well-to- 
do for the times, and owner of much land. He 

married . Children: Isaac, Cornelius, 

Barnabas, mentioned below ; Ruth. Ichabod, 
Elsie, Gideon. Deborah. Jedediah. 

(]\'') Barnabas Soule. son of Moses Soule, 
was born in 1705, died .-\pril 8. 17S0. He set- 
tled in North Yarmouth. Maine, about 17-12. 
In 1745 he purchased a homestead of his 
brother Cornelius. He was ancestor of most 
of the name in Yarmouth, Maine, and vicinity. 
He married, about 1737. Jane, daughter of 
Jacob and Elizabctli (Stockman) liradbury. 
of Salisbury. Massachusetts. Slie was born in 
1718, baptized .-\ugust 4, great-granddaughter 

of Rev. John Wheelwright. Barnabas Soule 
and wife were admitted to the h'irst Church. 
August 30, 1742. Children: Moses, born Feb- 
ruary 19, 1738; John, mentioned below; Cor- 
nelius, June 28, 1743; Sarah. September 4, 
1745 ; Elizabeth. Octoljer 28., 1747 ; Mercy, Xo- 
vember 2/, 1749: Samuel, June 16, 1752 ; Jane, 
September 27, 17S5; Barnabas, March 2^. 


(V ) John ( 2 ) Soule, son of Barnabas Soule. 
was born March 12, 1740. and was a sea cap- 
tain. He married (first) November 30, 1763. 
Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin and Mehit- 
able ( Bragdon ) Mitchell, born September 29, 
1747, died December 26, 1794. He married 
(second) October 10. 1795. Elizabeth Stan- 
wood, of Brunswick: she died April 26, 1800. 
He married (third) April 17. 1814, Chloe 
Josselyn ; she died September 26, 1831. Chil- 
dren: Mehitable, born April 12, 1765; Dorcas, 
March 11, 1766; Cornelius, ^larch i, 1768: 
Benjamin, mentioned below; John, August 13, 
1772 ; Elizabeth, baptized May 14. 1775 ; Brad- 
bury: Joanna; Rufus, 17S5; Joseph. 178S; 

(VI) Benjamin Soule. son of John (2) 
Soule, was born April 15, 1770. He moved 
from Freeport, Maine, to Pownal, Maine, 
where most of his descendants live. Pie was 
called "Major Ben," and was much interested 
in military afl:'airs. He married. October 14. 
1 791. Eunice Frost. Children: John, men- 
tioned below: Phineas. born March 2, 1794: 
Benjamin, January 4, 1796: Alfred, February 
15, 1798; Dennison, May 15. 1800; William, 
May 6. 1802;, April 12, 1804; Rufus, 
May 2y, 1806; Washington, January 24, 1809: 
James. November 20. 1811; Eunice, twin of 
James: Horace, January 17, 1814; Augusta. 
"October i, 1S16; George Nelson, March 12, 

(A'll) John (3) Soule, son of Benjamin 
Soule, was born May 6, 1792. died at Hern- 
don, Virginia, March 22, 1875, where he lived 
with his daughter Lena. He was a sea cap- 
tain. He was for a time a blacksmith, and 
later a peddler in Cumberland county, Maine. 
In politics he was a Whig and later a Repub- 
lican. Pie married, November 30. 181 5, ■Mary 
True, born February 16, 1794, died 1S63. in 
Cumberland county, Maine. Children: i. Ben- 
jamin, mentioned below. 2. John P.. born at 
Turner. Maine : a photographer in Boston ; 
died in Seattle, Washington, where he was in 

real estate business; married ■ Campbell. 

of Georgetown, Maine; she died in Maiden, 
Mas.-achusetts. 3. ^lary, born at Turner; mar- 
ried Tristram Petty ; lived in Cumberland 
county on farm, later in Florida. 4. Lucia, 
born at Turner: married Horatio G. Smith, of 



rht'l-^ea. Massachusetts. 5. William S., born 
at Turner; he was photographer; died in Mel- 
rose, Mas^aclulsetts; married Emma Blaek- 
inan. 6. Lena, born at Turner ; married Ed- 
win Kideant. of Cumberland county. Maine. 
7. Eunice Frost, born Fel.iruary 3, 1S19. died 
\(_'Uiig. 8. Augusta, died young. 

(N'llI) Benjamin (2) Soule, son of John 
(3) Soule, was born at Pownal, Maine, De- 
cember 4, 1816, died in Buxton, Maine, .Au- 
gust, 1892. He was a farmer in Turner ana 
I'i'.illips, and then a cattle buyer in Aroostook 
coimty, living at Enfield, ami finally in Bn.xton. 
He w^is a Whig and a Republican in politics. 
He married Celia C. Creach, born in Wayne, 
Maine, iSiS, died in Buxton, November, 1909. 
Children: .1. Eunice Augusta, born 1841, died 
at F^ortland, Maine, 191 1; married C. Oscar 
Gordon, of Phillips, a physician in New Jer- 
sey. 2. William Dennis, born 1842; married 
Arvilla Pratt, of Phillips ; lives in Buxton. 3. 
John O., born April i, 1844; married (first) 

Mary McMillan, (second) ; farmer in 

Buxton. 4. Benjamin Franklin, mentioned be- 
low. 5. Mary Addie, born 1848 ; married 
(first) Jacob (Tlausen, (second) Jacob Gantz ; 
dictl iQTi. 6. Edwin .\.. born 1850; married 
Eli7abetli Waterman, of Fiuxton. 7. Lizzie 
B., born 1S52; married Albert P. Whiltier, of 
Enfield ; lives in Portland. 8. Lena C. born 
1854; married Edward Hill, of Buxton. 9. 
Rollin, born 1857: married Minnie Cobb; lives 
in South Windham, ]\Iaine. 10. Clinton, died 

( IX ) Benjamin Franklin Soule, son of Ben- 
jamin (2) Soule, was born in Turner, Maine. 
July 2, 1846. He left school when sixteen 
years old, attending in the winters until he was 
twenty, working on the farm until iS''>7. He 
then went to Chicago for seven years, and in 
1875 moved to ?vIi!ford, 'Maine, remaining for 
a short time. After staying a season with his 
father in Enfield, he went to South Lincoln, 
Maine, remaining for two years, working in 
MacGregor's spool mill. In 1878 he moved 
to Oakfield, Maine, buying a farm, on v.diich 
he now lives. He is a Republican in politics, 
and has served two years as superintendent of 
the school and one term as selectman. He is a 
member of Oakfield Grange, and is an ex- 
member of the Orangemen and of the Odd 
Fellows. He attends the Methodist Episcopal 
church. He niarried Angie F. Grant, born 
November 2^. 1851, at Linneus, Maine. She 
attended the Lincoln, Maine, schools, and is a 
member of the Methodist Episcopal church 
and of the Oakfield Grange, as well as of the 
Rebekahs of Smyrna ^lills and of the \\'omen's 
Christian Temperance L'nion. Slie is daugh- 
ter of William B. Grant, born 1S20. died at 

Dyer Brook, Maine, 1003; he was a farmer at 
Dyer Brook for twenty years, a Republican in 
politics, and a member of the Baptist church; 
he married Mary Lillie, who died at Dyer 
Brook. Children of W. B. Grant: i. Lizzie, 
married Christopher AIcLaughlin, of Sherman, 
Maine. 2. Henr}-, of Island Falls, Maine. 3. 
Angie F., mentioned above. 4. George, mar- 
ried Alice McGinley, of Houllon, Maine, and 
they live at Smyrna. 5. Rebecca, died young. 
6. John, married .\lice Randall, and they live 
at Island Falls. 7. Fannie, married Sidney 
Lillie, of Dyer Brook. 8. Annie, married Jesse 
Hall, of Washington state. 9. Charles, ranch- 
man in Montana. Children of Benjamin 
Franklin Soule: i. Ethelyn. born in Enfield, 
November 3. 1875, died at Portland, August 

2, 1 886. 2. Evangeline, born December, 1877, 
at South Lincoln, Maine, died October 7, 1S79. 

3. Jessie, born in Oakfield, April 11, 1S79, died 
November 5, 1905. 4. George Clinton, born 
July I, 1882, in Oakfield; married Bessie Lan- 
nigan. of Moro, Maine, and they live with his 
parents. 5. Frank Elmo, born in Oakfield, De- 
cember 30, 1883. died August 2, i886.' 6. 
Pauline Emma, married Lewis Ridley Leavitt 
(see Leavitt). 7. William, born I'ebruary 25, 
1887, in Oakfield; runs a garage in Portland; 
married \'erna Gilpatrick, of Portland. 8. 
Fritz, born in Oakfield, July 13, 1888; married 
Lou Smart, of Danforth. Maine. 9. Walter, 
born May 26, 1890. in Oakfield; ranchman in 
Montana. 10. Albert, born November 30, 
1891 ; ranchman in Montana. 11. Erna, born 
in Oakfield. April 10, 1894 ; lives with parents, 

Rev. John Crandall, the im- 
CR.-\ND.\LL migrant ancestor, was born 

in England, and settled in 
Providence. Rhode Island, as early as 1637. 
Fie is the progenitor of all of the name of 
colonial ancestry in this country. He was a 
Baptist in religion, and for differing with the 
Puritan church was persecuterl in Massachu- 
setts, where he settled first. From Providence 
he came to Newport, Rhode Island, as early 
as 1651, and became a prominent member of the 
Baptist church there, subsequently the first 
elder of the denomination at Westerly, Rhode 
Island. With John Chace and Obadiah 
Holmes he went to Lynn, Massachusetts, to 
hold services for the Baptists, was arrested 
there Tuly 21. 1651. and sent to prison in Bos- 
ton. Ten days later he was convicted of break- 
ing the law by holding services anrl fined five 
pounds, in default of which he was to be pub- 
licly whipped. L'pon his promise to appear at 
the next term of court h.e was released. In 
1655 he was a freeman of Rhode Islantl ; in 



165S-59, 1662-63, he was a coinmifsioner. 
With eight others ho signed a ktter to the 
court of commissioners of Rhode Island, dated 
August 27, if)6i, in relation to a tract of land 
at Westerly, where they antl others desired 
to settle. He was a deputy to the general 
assembly in 1687. and in the fall of that year 
was living at Westerly. He and Joseph Tor- 
rey were appointed commissioners to treat 
with Connecticut as to jurisdiction over dis- 
puted territory, May 14, 1669, and he was sup- 
plied with thirty-five shillings by the colony 
of Rhode Island to pay his expenses to Con- 
necticut. He received a letter from the gov- 
ernor and assistants of Connecticut, Novem- 
ber 18, 1669, complaining that he and others 
had api^ropriated a large tract of land belong- 
ing to Stonington. Connecticut. He and Tobias 
Saunders answered the complaint for the 
Westerly people. He was conservator 01 the 
peace at ^Vcsterly in 1670, and deputy to the 
general assembly again in 1670-71. He was 
arrested by the Connecticut authorities, May 
2, 1671, and by advice of the Rhode Island 
government declined to give bond. The Rhode 
Island colony promised to pay his expenses 
and defend him. 

His first wife died August i, 1670, and he 
married (second) Hannah, probably daugh- 
ter of William and Anr^ (Porter) Gaylord, of 
Windsor, Connecticut. She died in 1678. He 
died at Newport, whither he had removed on 
account of King Philip's war, in 1676. Chil- 
dren : John, married Elizabeth Gorton ; James ; 
Jane, married .Job Babcock ; Sarah, tnarried 
Josiah \\'itter; Peter, died 1734; Joseph, men- 
tioned below; Samuel, born 1663; Jeremiah, 
died 171S; Eber, born 1676. 

(II) Elder Joseph Crandall, son of Rev. 
John Crandall, died September 12, 1737. C)n 
April 20, 1704. he was chosen town council- 
man of Westerly, but declined. In 1712 he 
moved to Kingstown, Rhode Island, and on 
March 24, 1713, deeded one hundred acres in 
Westerly to his son John. On May 8, 171 5. 
he was called to the pastorate of the Seventli 
Day Baptist church at Newport, Rhode Island, 
and served until 1717 as colleague of William 
Gibson, who died that year. He married Deb- 
orah, daughter of Robert and Ruth (Hubbard) 
Burdick. She was baptized April 11. 16S5. 
Children : John ; Joseph, mentioned below ; 

(III) Joseph (2) Crandall, son of Elder 
Joseph (i) Crandall, was born at Westerly, 
Rhode Island. He married. February 15. 1716. 
in Westerly, Ann Langwortliy. Children, born 
in Westerly : Joseph, bcjrn January 17, 1717: 
James, Alay 12, 1719: William, .August 6, 1721 ; 
Simeon, January 15, 1725; Joshua, October 

15, 1727; Ezekiel, November 21, 1730; .\nn, 
July 21. 1733; Benjamin, mentioned below. 

( I\') P.enjamin dVandall, son of Joseph (2) 
Crandall, was born November 20, 1736. Ac- 
cording to the census of 1774 he was living at 
North Kingston, Rhode Island, and had five in 
his family. He married Alice - — • . 

(\') Rev. Joseph (3) Crandall, son or 
nepliew of Benjamin Crandall, was born, it is 
said, in Freetown (now Fall River), Massa- 
chusetts, then part of Tiverton, Rhode Inland. 
Joseph, Nathaniel and Eber Crandall were 
heads of families in Tiverton in 1774, accord- 
ing to the census. He. was born in 1760 and 
died in Salisbury, New Brunswick, in 1S5S, 
nearly a hundred years old. He was a Bap- 
tist minister for sixty-si.K years. He left Free- 
town when twenty years old. He began to 
preach at Woodstock, New Brunswick, and 
was ordainerl at Sackville, New Brunswick. 
Afterward he had various parishes in Nova 
Scotia and New Brunswick. He married (sec- 
ond ) Martha Hopper, born in 1789, died at 
Salisbury in 1S77. She was of English de- 
scent. Children by second wife:- i. Joseph, 
mentioned below. 2. Benjamin, died at Salis- 
bury, a merchant; married Mary Ann Scott, 
of Salisbury. 3. W^illiam, died at Salisbury, a 
merchant ; married Elsie Miller. 4. Chapin, 
died at Hillsboro, New Brunswick, a farmer; 
married Frances Knight, of Monkton. 5. 
Henry, died at Salisbury ; married Catherine 
Wheaton. of Salisbury, where she is now liv- 
ing; he was a merchant and farmer. 6. Mercy, 
died at Deer Creek Falls, Washington ; mar- 
ried George Shearer, a farmer of Nova Scotia. 
7. Ann, died at Oakfield, Alaine; married Rob- 
ert Perigo, of Alilo, ]\Iaine, a merchant. 

(\'I) Joseph (4) Crandall, son of Rev. Jo- 
seph (3) Crandall, was born at Salisbury, New 
Brunswick. Canada, July 14, 1805, died at 
Oakfield, I\Iaine, July 26, 1902. He came to 
the L'nited States in middle life and located at 
Oakfield, Z^Iaine, where he had a farm and 
saw mill. Fie married Catherine Wheaton, 
born at Salisbury, in 1812, died at Oakfield, 
1897. Children, born at Salisbury: i. Asa, 
mentioned below. 2. Washington, born 1841, 
died at Oakfield, unmarried. January 19, 1903. 
3. Martha, born March 8, 1842 ; married Harry 
Fisher, born in Cumberland, England, April, 
1833, came to Nova Scotia at the age of 
eighteen years and to Oakfield at the age of 
thirty-five ; now a prosperous farmer at Oak- 
field. 4. Matilda, born 1844. died about 1S84; 

married Mills, of Salisbury, a farmer. 

5. Bonaparte, born 1846; married Olive 
Thompson, of Oakfield. where they reside on 
a farm. 6. James (q. v.). 7. Wdliam, born 
1850, killed by a falling tree at Oakfield, aged 

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f.,.urlcen years. 8. Mary Helen, born 1852; 
married Swatiton Hig^gins. who is now living 
iH'.Tr Bangor, a retired farmer ; she died in 
( );ikfield in 1887. 9- K^te, born 1S54, died 
.-igcd seventeen years. 10. Marshall, born 1S55 ; 
a farmer at Oakfield ; married Florence Bren- 
nan. II. Henry, born 1S59, died at Oakfield, 
aged twenty-seven years: married Jeimie 
Drew. 12. Belle, born 1861 ; married Frank 
lioodcll. a mill owner of Xew Brunswick. 

(\'n) Asa Crandall. son of Joseph (4) 
Crandall. was born at Monkton, Xova Scotia, 
1S3Q. died at Oakfield, Maine, 1901. He at- 
tended the public schools of r^Ionkton. and was 
afterward a lumberman at Morrill, Island 
Falls and elsewhere along the Penobscot river, 
settling at length in Oakfield. In politics he 
was a Republican. lie was a member of the 
I'aptist church. He married (first) a ^liss 
Wheaton : he married (second) Estelle Drew, 
born at Linncus, Maine, 1859, died at Oakfield, 
1893, daughter of Aaron Drew. Her father 
was born in 182S, at Smyrna, Elaine, and died 
at Oakfield, 1897, a farmer, member of the 
Baptist church. He married Olive Cookson, 
born September 19. 1S35. She is now living 
at Oakfield. Children of Aaron and Olive 
Drew: i. Estelle. mirried Asa Crandall, men- 
tioned abo\-e. 2. Hannibal, married Annie 
Randall, of Linneus ; they live at D\er Brook. 
3. Olive, resides in Oakfield, unmarried. 4. 
Hattie. married Harry Dwyer, of Millinocket. 
5. Samuel, married Sadie Howard, of Patten; 
they reside at Oakfield. 6. Jennie, married 
Harry Crandall. Children of Asa Crandall by 
his first wife: i. Frank, born i8'j6: married 
Lydia Z^Iiles and resi^'es at Linneus. 2. Lona, 
born 1870; married Henry ]\Iurchie, a farmer 
and owner of a mill and threshing machine. 
3. Idella, born 1872; married Isaac Fredericks, 
of Xew Pinmswick : they live at Oakfield. 
Children of .\?a Crandall by his second wife 
Fstelle : 4. Bertha. 5. Guy, mentioned be- 
low. 6. Abel, born February 22. 1887 ; atten.i- 
ed the public schools of Oakfield; farmer and 
lumberman ; Republican in politics and Bap- 
tist in religion; married. February 26. 1913. in 
Oakfield, Geneva Shorey, born at Oakfield, 
Xo\-ember 29. 1S94; school teacher before her 
marriage, daughter of William Shorey. born 
at Lowell, Maine. 1861. a prosperous farmer 
and lumberman of Oakfield ; Democrat in poli- 
tics and formerly road commissioner: married 
Minnie Crandall. daugb.ter of James Crandall, 
of Monkton. \\'illiam Shorey resides at Oak- 
field. His chil'Ven : i. Annie, born 1S85, mar- 
ried Charles Shernip.n. r,f Oakfield, a farmer 
there. 2. Vera, married Roy Boutler. or Bou- 
tilier, a native of Xew Brunswick, now of Oak- 
field, a farmer. 3. Geneva, married Abel Cran- 

ilall, mentioned above. 4. Mary, born April 
22. 1889. married Edward Willi.iins a native 
of Penobscot countv, a farmer of Oakfield. 

(\'HIj Guy Crandall, son of .\sa Crandall, 
was born at Oakfield, Maine, September 9, 
1885. His parents removed t(; Island Falls, 
Maine, when he was eleven years old and he 
attended the jniblic schools there. During his 
youth he worked on his father's farm. He 
followed farming and railroading on the 
P)angor & Aroostook railroad until 1906, when 
he bouglit a farm of seventy-five acres in Oak- 
field, near the village. Since then he has con- 
ducted this farm. He has also a farm of sev- 
enty-five acres about three miles from the vil- 
lage. In politics he was formerly a Repub- 
lican, now a Progressive. He has been fence 
viewer of the town of Oakfield. He attends 
the Baptist church, and is a member of Oak- 
field Lodge of Orangemen. He married, X'o- 
vember 19, 1905, at Smyrna Mills, Alma J. 
Clark, born at Oakfield, July 4, 1890. educated 
in the Oakfield schools, daughter of Bernell 
Clark, who was born at Oakfield in 1870. Her 
father is living at Oakfield and has followed 
farming there all his active life. In politics 
he is a Republican. Fie has been a member of 
the school board and road commission. He 
married Annie Moore, born in X'ew Bruns- 
wick, daughter of Samuel Moore. Samuel 
Moore died in Oakfield, where he was a 
farmer. He married \\'alton. Chil- 
dren of Bernell Clark: i. Alma J., married 
Guy Crandall, mentioned above. 2. Harold, 
born 1892. resides at Oakfield. 3. -\Iary. born 
1894. rnarried Charles Grant, born at Oakfield, 
a farmer. 4. John, born 1S99. 5. Charles, 
born 190T. 6. Lawrence, born 1910. Children 
of Guy Crandall: i. Asa B., born at Oakfield, 
March 20, 1907. 2. Kenneth, born September 
I. IQ09. 3. Calvin Howard, born September 
30, 1911. 

(VII) Tames Crandall, son 
CRAXDALL of Joseph Crandall (q. vA, 
was born in Salisbury, Xew 
Brunswick, Canada. September. 1849. and 
now lives at Oakfield. Maine. He was a lum- 
berman, but was compelled to retire from 
active work because of his health. He is a 
Republican in politics, and has served as dep- 
uty sherift' of Aroostook county for ten years ; 
as road commissioner for two years : and 
for several years as a member of the school 
committee. He is a member of ^lonument 
Lo<lge. Free and Accepted Masons, of Houl- 
ton. and of the Benevolent and Protective 
Order of Elks, of Hi>ulton. He married. 
Januan,' 23. 18C.0. at Botnidary Creek. Xew 
Brunswick. Matilda Brown, born in Monk- 


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ton, New Brunswick, February 14, 1S50. 
They both are members of the JJaptitt 
church. Cliildren: i. Minnie, born Febru- 
ary 23, 1870, at Salisbury; married Wilhani 
Shorey, ot Enlield, Maine, and they hve at 
Oakfield ; lie is a lumberman and farmer ; chil- 
dren : Annie, married Charles Sherman, of 
Oakfield; \'era, married Roy F.outler or Bou- 
tilier, of Oakfield ; Gcne\ a, married Abel Crau- 
dall; Mary, married Edward Williams, a 
fanner of Oakfield. 2. Carrie B., born at 
Oakfield, January i, 1872; married James 
Kinney, ot jaekson Brook, IMainc; they hve 
at Oaktield, cliildren: Koland, of Oakfield; 
■ Chalmer, of Oakfield; Dolly, lives with 
mother; Milton, deceased; Waldo, Kate and 
Florence, living with mother; Eldin. 3. fiarry, 
mentioned below. 4. Kate, born at Oakfield, 
December 22, 1876; married John Shorey, of 
Enheld, Maine; she died 1904, and he lives in 
New Jtlampshire, where he runs a boarding 
house; children: Edith, lives in Oakfield with 
aunt; Earl, is with lather; Freeda, deceased. 
5. Flarvey, born at Oakfield, Alay 10, 1879; 
married .\iadge Sprague, of Oakfield, where 
they live; he is a Re]iublican; children: Nel- 
lie, James and Glenms, living with parents. 6. 
Blanche L., bora at Oakfield, July 23, 1880; 
married James Shorey, of Enfield ; he is a 
fanner and also is employed by railroad; cliil- 
dren : Ray, Virginia, Lester, Avis, Freeda, 
Daphne, living with parents. 7. Frank B., 
born at Oakfield, August 16, 1S82; married 
Ruth Russell, of Fort Fairfield, Maine; they 
live at Oakfield, where he is a lumberman; 
children; Mary, Katy, living witli parents. S. 
Alary E., born at Oakfield, July 22, 1SS4; mar- 
ried Samuel Antworth, of New Brunswick ; 
she died 1904, at Oakfield ; he lives at Stock- 
holm, Maine ; no children living. 9. Nellie, 
born August 29, 1S86; married Henry Sher- 
man, of Oakfield, where ihey live on a farm; 
children; Mary, Helen, Ruth, Edith, living 
with parents. 10. Gertrude AL, born at Oak- 
field, July 22, 1888; married Hariey Sprague, 
of Oakfield, where he is a barber; children; 
Hazel, Charles, Goldie, Frank, Alildred, living 
with parents. 11. Charles P., born at Oak- 
field, January 15, 1890; married Mary Martin, 
of Oakfield, where they live; child, Joseph 

(VHI) flarry Crandall, son of James Cran- 
dall, was born at Oakfield, Maine. November 
19, 1873. He attended the public schools of 
his native town, and during his youth and 
young manhood was employed in farming and 
lumbering. In April, 1907, he bought a farm 
in Oakfield, comprising one hundred and forty- 
three acres and since then he has followed 
fanning there. In politics he is now an inde- 

IKiident Progressive; was formerly a Repub- 
lican. He was road commissioner of the town 
for one term. He is a member of the Benevo- 
lent and Protective Order of Elks, No. 845, of 
Houlton, and was formerly a member ot the 
Knights of Pythias, of Floulton. He attends 
the Free Will Baptist church. 

He married, December 21, 1S96, in Smyrna, 
Agnes L. Adams, born in Oakfield, December 
14, 1880. She attended the public schools and 
graduated from the Linneus Corner High 
School. For five terms she taught school be- 
fore her marriage. She is a member of the 
Baptist church (see Adams Ilj. Children: 
I. Don, born September 8, 1898. 2. Alarjorie, 
born March 31, 1900. 3. .Marion, born Febru- 
ary 3. 1902. 4. Lloyd, born July 20, 1904. 5. 
Jane, born May 14, 1906. 6. Marshall, born 
May 9, 1908. 7. Arthur, born October 20, 
1910. 8. .Ada, born January 19, 1913. 

I I j William Adams was born in the Prov- 
ince of New^ Brunswick, probably in 1806, 
died at Linneus, Maine, in 18S6. He settled in 
Linneus after his marriage, and was a farmer 
and lumberman there the remainder of h's life. 
In politics he was a Republican, and he was 
a member of the Free Will Baptist church, 
being a deacon and an active member towards 
its support. He married Eliza Hughes, born 
in Ireland in 1816, died at Linneus, August 19, 
1913. She was eight years old when her par- 
ents came to this country and settled in New- 
Brunswick; they came to Linneus, where her 
father was a farmer. Children: i. Charles, 
born in New Brunswick, died at Linneus; 
farmer; married Ellen Boyd, of Linneus. 2. 
James, born in New Brunsw^ick ; married Jes- 
sie Mitchell, of New Brunswick ; they live on 
farm in Linneus. 3. John, born in New- 
Brunswick; married Lottie Russell; they live 
on farm in Flodgdon, Maine. 4. Justus, men- 
tioned below. 5. Murray, born at Linneus ; 
married Sophronia Brown, of New Bruns- 
wick ; they live on farm at Linneus. 6. George, 
born at Linneus ; married Phoebe Flansom, of 
New- Brunswick ; she died at Linneus, w-here 
he lives. 7. Sarah Jane, born in New Bruns- 
w-ick; married Justus Woodworth, of Lin- 
neus, where they live on farm. 8. Louise, 
born at Linneus; married (first) William Kur- 
ven, of New- Brunswick; farmer; married 
(second) George Sterritt, of Linneus, where 
they live on farm. 9. Maggie, born at Lin- 
neus ; married John Hughes, of New- Brnns- 
wick; they live at HouUon, Maine; he is a 
building mover. 10. Mary, born at Linneus; 
married .Alfred Hughes, brother of John 
Hughes, a farmer. 11. Hattie, born at Lin- 

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ncus; married Dennis Haiifuni, of Xcw Ilnins- 
wick ; he lives on farm at Linneus ; she is (Kail. 
(II) Justus Adams, son of William Adam;, 
was born April 18, 1847, ^^ Linneus, Maine, 
and lives now at Oakfield. Maine. He is a 
farmer, and has lived in Oakfield ever since his 
marriage. He is a Republican in politics, and 
has served as road commissioner. He attends 
the llaptist church. He married Jane David- 
son, born in the Province of New ISrunswick. 
October 4. 1848. Children, born in Oakfield: 
I. W'illiam, born A;iril 18. 1870: married 
Becky Brown, of Oakfield, where they live on 
farm. 2. George, born yiay 12, 1872: married 
Gertrude Higgins, of Oakfield, where he is a 
farmer and lumberman. 3. Scott, b. irn .May 
14, 1874; lives with parents, unmarried. 4. 
Emma, born July 29, 1S77 ; married Fred Ray- 
mond, of \\'allagrass, ^lassachusetts ; they live 
at Oakfield on a farm. 5. Agnes L., married 
Harry Crandall (see Crandall X'HI). 6. James, 
born August 11, 1883; married Blanche Hunt- 
ley, of Oakfield, where they live. 7. Lewis, 
born June 9, 18S6; lives with parents, unmar- 
ried. 8. John, died in infancy. 

Thomas Griffin, doubtless a de- 
GRIFFIX scendant of Humphrey Griffin, 

a pioneer of Ipswich. Massa- 
chusetts, and progenitor of most of the Grif- 
fins of the state of Maine, was born, in F'ree- 
port, Maine, June 17, 1770, died at Levant. 
Maine, July 22, 1857. Fie married, at Xew 
Gloucester, August 9. 1796, Hannah Rollins, 
born there, September 27, 1777, died at Levant. 
December 30, 184S. Children, born at I'ow- 
nal, Maine: i. Carina P., born August g. 179Q, 
died September 5, 1875, at Levant. 2. Priscilla, 
born October 16, 1 800. 3. Samuel Rollins, 
mentioned below. 4. Stephen M., born Octo- 
ber 19, 1803. 5. Flannah, born October 25, 
1804, died at Xew Gloucester, Maine, Decem- 
ber I, 1870. 6. Thomas, born June 5, 1S06. 

7. Charles, born Xovember 20, 1807, died Feb- 
ruary 16, 1S79, in North Bridgton, Maine. 

8. John, born March 23, 1809. 9. Martha, 
born November 17, 1810. 10. .\lbert, born 
September 6, 181 2, died January, 1885. 11. 
IMoses R., born August 24, 1S14, died at 
Levant, February 2j, 1855. 12. B.enjamin, 
born .-\ugust 5, 1S16. 13. [acob S., born July 
26, 18J9. 

dl) Samuel Rollins Griffin, son of Thomas 
Griffin, was born January 18, 1S02, in I'ownal, 
]\raine, died at Calais, Maine, June 30. 18'/). 
He learned the trade of ship carpenter and 
joiner. For many years he follnwed farming 
in Charlotte, Maine, and in Pembroke, Maine, 
where he spent most of his active years, .-\lter 
he retired from active labor he settled in 

(■.•d;a-. In earlv life he wa- a Whig, and later 
a Kepul.lic;in. I le w,i> a member of the Metii- 
odi-l I'.j.i-eop.d cliiuch. He married, August 
3, iSjS, S;!^anna I'. I'.ldridge, l)orn in St. John, 
"Cli.irli.Ue eounly, .\ew I'.runswick, December 
9. 1805. dird in Pembroke, .Maine, 1900. She 
wa< a devoni .Melhodi-t. Children, born at 
CharlnUc an.l 1. Thomas G.. born 
-March 27, iSji;, at I'emhioke, died in Char- 
lotte. Septtniber <;, 1 879 ; a farmer and joiner 
of .Maplilon; nnrned ' Sarah .McGlauflin, of 
Charlotte; children: ]?uk-. C, married Maggie 
Argent, and n-i.lcs"ni .\labama: Arthur \\\, 
f;irmer, Mapli.tnn, marriol Rose Argent, sister 
of -Maggie; l on-tantine, died young. 2. Mar- 
garet i-;., born in Cliarlntle, July 24, 1830, died 
-Aliril 2. i<>[3: m;u-ried (first) Josiah McCJlauf- 
lin, of Charltitte, veteran of the civil war, 
served in the Seventh Regiment Maine \'olun- 
tecr Infantry, killed in the service; children: 
Lillian, married lleman Sjirague, of Boston; 
Gertrud.e, married Horace McGlauflin, Meth- 
odist clergyman, Skowlicgan, Maine; Alice, 
married (.ieorge B. W'hidden ; Mary, married 
Edward Greenlaw, farmer, Presque Isle. Mar- 
garet E. married (second) .Mbert McGlauflin, 
a blacksmith, who died at Presque Isle. 3. 
James (',.. born at Charlotte, .August 27, 1831, 
died there, unmarried, June 6, 1853. 4- Slacey 
A., born July 25, 1833, ^^'^"^ ^^ Caribou, Maine, 
1910; was a farmer; married (first) Sarah 
Meek, of Littleton, Maine; (second)' Mrs. 
Corilelia (Toothaker) Soule, widow of Ben- 
jamin Soule, of Mapleton, a farmer, veteran 

of the civil war ; married (third) Mrs. . 

Stacey A. was a sohlier in the civil war for a 
year in the Eleventh -Maine Regiment; chil- 
dren: Herbert, married Ida Merrill, resides at 
Caribou; Osgood, farmer. Caribou, married 

-Annie ; Millie, married -Austen Foss. 

farmer, Kenduskeag, Maine; Stacey Evander, 
married -Alice Mills, Caribou. 5. Albert Stan- 
ley, mentioned below. 6. Infant, died young. 

7. Infant, born .September 2, 1838, died young. 

8. Infant, born February 11, 1S40, died young. 

9. Samuel A., born January 10, 1841, in Char- 
lotte; farmer, Pembroke; served in a cavalry 
regiment from Maine in the civil war, was 
badly wounded, now a pensioner, member of 
the Grand .Army; married (first) Eliza Tar- 
bell, of Charlotte, (second) Sarah Johnson, a 
native of .XLT^sachusetts ; children by first wife : 
Percy and Herbert. 10. Susan Melvina, born 
July [3. 1843, in Charlotte: married F^lijah 
"wilder, of \\'ashington county, Maine, now 
living in Caribou; children: Fannie, married 
Charles Murpliy, a dentist in Calais; Stephen, 
a harnessmaker in Calais, where his father is 
also a harnessmaker. ir. Stephen R.. born 
November 20, 1845, ''^ Charlotte, shot and 

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killed at tl-e battle of Cold Harbor, June 3, 
1864; was a private in the Tliirty-tirst Maine 
Regiment \'oliintecr Infantry. 12. Leonora ]•-., 
born Sejiteniber 23. 1S49, in Charlotte, died 
there October 3. 1849. 

(II J) Albert Stanley Griffin, son of Samuel 
Rollins Griffin, was born May I, 1835, in Char- 
lotte, Maine. He attended the public schools 
of his native town, and followed farming on 
the homestead until he came of age. He then 
became one of the pioneers of Mapleton, 
Maine, and cleared a tract of land there. In 
1862 he enlisted in the Seventh Maine Regi- 
ment \'oIunteer Infantry, and served until the 
end of the war. He was a musician and jjlaxed 
in the regimental band. He was mustered out 
in Portland, Maine, in iSG$. After the battle 
of the Wilderness he carried a rifle and took 
part in every engagement of his regiment. He 
was in the camjiaign in the Shenandoah \'alley, 
in the battle of Winchester, at the siege of 
Petersburg, at Fredericksburg and Appomat- 
tox. He returned to his farm, after the war, 
but subsequently sold it, and bought a farm 
of one hundred and sixty acres of his sister, 
iMargaret E. (Griffin) McGlauflin. clearing the 
greater part of it. In 190S he sold his farm 
and retired. Since tlicn he has lived in the 
village of ■Mapleton. In politics he is a Re- 
publican; in religion an Adventist. Ho is a 
member of McGlauflin Post, Grand Army of 
the Republic, and has held various offices, and 
a former member of Mapleton Grange. 

He married, August 10. 1865, in Portland, 
Mary A. Waldron, born in Portland, February 
22, 1842. She was educated in the conunon 
schools and is a member of the Advent church 
(see Waldron VIII). Children: i. Eva Al- 
bertina. born March 4, 1867: married Ernest 
T. McGlauflin (see McGlauflin I\'). 2. 
Charles E., born August 8.. 1869; farmer in 
Mapleton: member of the Mapleton Grange, 
and Mapleton Lodge, Free and Accepted ^Ia- 
sons ; married Blanche Thompson ; children : 
Luona, married Irving Dudley, of Mapleton, 
one child, Frank Dudley ; Luclla, married, 
June 17, 1914, Theodore Southard, of Presque 
Isle; Sterling, Ellery, Charles, Zelma and 
Sherman, who died in infancy. 3. C. Lewis, 
born April 3, 1S71 ; farmer in Castle Hill, for- 
merly of ^lapleton: a Free Mason, Odd Fel- 
low, and member of the Grange : married 
Christina (or Tennie) Bird, of Castle Hill; 
children: Velma, Delta, Alden. 4. Alice E.. 
born October 6. 1873; married Winficld Saw- 
yer, of Castle Hill, a farmer; she is a member 
of the Advent church and of the Grange; chil- 
dren: Ivan FI. and Pearl. 5. Rosa, born Janu- 
ary 31. 1878; married Harry W. Greenlaw, of 
Masardis, registered guide, lumberman; she 

is a member of the Grange; children: Crystal, 
LIo>(l. Etta, Lauretta ; Cr\ stal married, in 
I<)I4. (ieorge P.U7zell, of Caribou, one child, 
Clairon I'.uzzell. 

(The W.-iIdron Line). 

Tlic \\'aIdron family has been traced for 
several centuries in F.ngland. The ancient seat 
of the family is in Warwickshire. 

(I) Edward Waldron or \\'alderne lived at 
Alcester. Warwickshire. England, and was 
buried there January 13. 1590. He married 

Joan . Children : George, mentioned 

below: Edward, buried February 11, 1619; 
William, baptized April 18, 1581. 

(II) George Waldron, son of Edward 
Waldron, was buried at Alcester, April 12. 
1588. He married. July 3. 1576, Joan Shollard, 
who was buried July 2j, 1627. 

(HI) William \\'aldron, son of George 
Waldron, was baptized at .-Mcester, July 25, 
1577. and was buried there December 25. 1636. 
lie married, November 26, 1600, at Alcester, 
Catherine Raven. Children, born at Alcester: 
I. William, mentioned below. 2. George, bap- 
tized A])ril 26. 1603. 3. John, baptized Octo- 
ber 25, 1606. 4. Thomas, baptized October 29, 
1608. died in 1633. 5. Foulke, baptized March 

3, 1610. 6. Robert, baptized April 9, 1612. 
7. Elizabeth, baptized October 10, 1613. 8. 
Major Richard, baptized January 6, 161 5 ; was 
one of the most prominent pioneers of New 
Hampshire, settled at Dover, New Hampshire, 
1636; treasurer, commissioner to hear small 
causes, selectman, deputy to the general court 
and speaker of the liouse at Boston for six 
years; president of the province, liiSi : tor- 
tured to death by Indians in 1689. 9. Kath- 
erine, baptized February 7, 1618. 10. Alex- 
anc'er, baptized April 6, 1620. 11. Humphrey, 
baptized August 4. 1622. 12. Edward. 

(I\') William (2) Waldron, son of Willinm 
(i) Waldron, was baptized in Alcester, Octo- 
ber 13. 1601. He came to Dover about the 
same time as his more famous brother. Major 
Waldron. He was recorder from 1641 to 
1648: a magistrate in 1642; member of the 
church ; deputy to the general court, 1646. He 
was accidentally drowned in 1646. Children: 
I. Christoplier, mentioned in the English pedi- 
gree, wdiich is on record in the chancery court, 
England. 2. William, born 1642. 3. George. 

4. Alexander, died at Dover, 1676. 5. John, 
mentioned below. 

(V) John Waldron. son of William 
Waldron. lived at Dover, taxpayer, 1672. 

(VI) John (2) Waldron, son or nephew of 
John (i) Waldron. lived in Dover. A tradi- 
tion, however, states that he lived in I-'ngland 
when a boy. Another tradition makes him a 

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r(.'l;itive of Major Ricliard Waldron. TIr- tra- 
(liiion has it that a ruan named Heard to.ik 
lolui in an unfair manner from an ImiljIisIi 
seaport. Rut John Heard, of Dover, in liis 
will, Aiiril 21, 16S7, mentioned "Waldrc-n. niv 
aijprenticc." John Waldrcn married a widuw 
and another romantic story is told of thi< mar- 
riage. She was born October 2, i(yiS. mar- 
ried ffir.^t) June ^o, 168'), , (sLcnid) 

.\i:uu<l 2>). 1608. lohn Waldrun. She \va^ a 
daughter of John and .Mary (Ikar.Ii Ilam, 
and gran.ddaugliter of Jolin ITean!, the m;,~;Lr. 
John W'aldron's will is ilated .\ugust 12, 1740. 
Children: 1. Sarah. 2. P.ri 'get.' killed i)v In- 
dians. 3. Richard, mentioned below. 4. lulm, 
died 1778. s. Elizabeth. 6. Aima. 7. Alehit- 
aWe. 8. Sarah. 

(\'II) Richard Waldron, son of John (2) 
Waldron, was born in Dover, about 170a. He 

inherited the homestead. He married 

Smith, of Durham. Xew Hampshire. His will 
was dated August 6, 167T, proved January 29, 
1672, mentions wife Elizabeth. -Children: i. 
Colonel John, born 1740. 2. Hannah. 3. Eliz- 
abeth. J. Mary. 5. Joseph, born ^lay 16, 
1744. 6. Richard, mentioned below. 7. Sam- 
uel. 8. lames. 

(Vllf) Richard (2) \\'aMron. son of Rich- 
ard (1) \\'aldron, was born in Dover, 1749. 
His farm was afterward owned by the town. 
He married, October 25, 1773, Elizabeth 
Clements, daughter of Job Clements. Chil- 
dren, born in Dover: i. Elizabeth. 2. Rich- 
ard, born March 30, 1775. 3. Mary, born De- 
cember 27, 1777. 4. John, died young. 5. 
Abigail, married David McDuffee, and lived at 
Winthrop. Maine. 6. Joseph C. (And others). 
Ricliard \\'aldron, or a cousin of the same 
name, married Mary Hall, and died at Fort- 
land, Maine. Children; i. Silas Hall, men- 
tinned below. 2. American Prospect, married 
Maria Mason. 3. Francis Ashby, a miller, 
grinding corn and salt. Portland; married 
Tf arriet ]'"airbanks. 4. William Harrison, divi- 
sion superintendent of a railroad; married 
Harriet Mortley. 5. Haimah. died at Portland. 
aged eighteen years. 6. Mary Gould, married 
Rodney Chaffln : children; Mary Augusta, 
married Joseph O. Fidler; Sarah Jane, Julia 
Jennette. Emily Francis, Agnes .-\ngelia, Ellen, 
Charles Rodney, Frank William. 7. Jeanctte, 
married Nathaniel Hicks, farmer ; children : 
Hattie and Emma. 

(IX) Silas Hall Waldron. son of Richard 
Waldron. was born about 1800. He was a 
miller and ground salt and corn. In politics 
he was a Republican in later years. He mar- 
ried Mary .Ann Sawyer Hamilton, born near 
Portland, died there in i8ri8. aged o\er eighty- 
four vears. She was a member of the .Advent 

cliurcli. 'I'hev lia.l li ileen clnldien: i. Silas 
H.. nf WintliNip, i.-iiuRr, xeienm of the civil 
uar; niariied l.\dia 1 )nw. 2. Eugene, dicl 
>'i!iig. 3. Il.iirin. mained Charles' F. Corey, 
a drui^iMM, roul.iiid 4. .Mary A., married 

married \\ illi- ( i. .\lii il.uiliin, ukiiUkikiI in 
the .\L(,'aullin -ketch. (.. juseph. died in 
child!).,, -d. ;. Al/iii,i, .lied in childhod.l. 8. 
.Mbertina, dird \< inig. u. I'jnnia, died in Cari- 
Ixiu : m.iiricd (Mis Ki yniilds. 10. Anna, died 
in .\iiL;iNt:i. .Maine, i;;i;n:ii ried. I'uur other 
childun di.d in clnldhiKMl. i :,. lunest, the 
vuungest. hve, in r,,ri!and, M'aine ; married 
-Mrs. Minnie .\hb(,tt. 

lames McGlaullin (or 
AKdLACI'LlX 'Luchland as originally 
spelled) came to .\mer- 
ica toward t!ie last part of the eiglitccnth cen- 
tury, and seliled m Xew Hampshire. With 
him c.ime two of hi- brothers. His children 
were: l)a\id, \\ iili:iiii, [ohn, James, Thomas, 
r.arhara. Sallv, Marv, 

(11) Jolin'Mc(,l;iiinin, son of James Mc- 
Glaullin, ua- born in Lha- leston, Xew Hamp- 
shire, October II. I7.;S, died in Charlotte, 
Maine. December (>, 1X50. He was a farmer 
in (charlotte, where he married, 1S19, flannah 
Smith. She was born in Dennysville, Alainc, 
iahruary II, 1805, died in Presc|ue Isle, Maine, 
January'5, 1880. Children: i. Albert, born De- 
cember 31, 1819, died in Pres(iue Isle. May, 
1891 ; he was a blacksmith and a ilaptist minis- 
ter married (hrst) , (second) Margaret 

(iritfiii; no children. 2. Lewis, born February 
12, 1821, died in Sacramento, California; was 
a farmer and broker. 3. Thomas, born June 
9, 1822, killed during civil war ; was in Seventh 
Afaine Regiment X'olunteer ]nfantr\'. 4. lolin, 
born D.'cember 5, 1823, died in Xew V..rk 
state; \\a- a mini-ter. 5. William X'ance, Ijorn\ 2, 182(1, died January 2^, 1851. 6. 
Hannah, born October 19, 1827, died June 10, 
1842. 7. James, born March 13, 1829, died in 
I'resi|ue Isle; was postmaster and merchant in 
Mapleton, M;iine ; Republican; married (first) 
M;irtha lireenlaw, (second) Marion Green- 
law, sister of his first wife; she lives in Chat- 
man, Maine. 8. Josiah, born .August 20, 1S30, 
killed during civil war; was in Seventh Maine 
Regiment \'olunteer Infantry. 9. Mary, born 
May 2ji. 1832, died in Mapleton, Maine; mar- 
ried Levi Ilughs, of Charlotte, a farmer. 10. 
Sarah, born C)ctober 14, 1833. died in ALiple- 
ton ; mairied (first) Thomas ("Jriffin, uncle of 
F.rnest T. McGlauHin. mentioned below; mar- 
rie<l (second) [Fall Packard, of Washburn, 
Maine. 11. Isaac, born June 20, 1835, died in 
Presiiue Isle; wool carder; had a mill in Pat- 

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ten, Maine, later in Presque Isle ; was trial 
justice in Presque Isle several years ; married 
Sarah Haniniund, of Lincoln, Maine. 12. 
Nancy, born January 30, 1S37, died at Presque 
Isle; married John H. Sprague, of Presque 
Isle, a trader. 13. Ezra, mentioned belosv. 
14. Helen, born January 11, 1841, died at a 
camp meeting; living at Pembroke at the time ; 
married Ehvell Carter, of Pembroke, a farmer, 
who died in April, 1913. 15. Elvira, born 
October 29. 1842. died in Mapleton ; married 
Ira Carter, brother of Ehvell Carter, farmer 
and upholsterer. 16. Laura, born December 30, 
1S44, died in ^lapleton; married James Wil- 
cox, of Mapleton, farmer. 17. Willis G., born 
December 23, 1846 ; lives in Portland. Maine, 
partner of Gould's drug store; served in Sc\- 
enth Maine Regiment \'olunteer Infantry ; 
married Rose \Valdron. 18. Hannah, born 
October 21, 1848, lives in Mapleton; married 
John Waddell. of Castle Hill, a Universalist 

(Ill) Ezra McGlauHin, son of John Mc- 
Glauflin, was born in Charlotte, Elaine, De- 
cember II, 1838, died in Elaine, Maine. July 
II. i8c;6. He was a fanner until the time of 
the civil war, when he enlisted. 1863, in the 
Seventh Maine Regiment \'oluntcer Infantrv, 
with Albert S. Griffin, father of the wife of 
his son, Ernest T. McGlautiiii. They both 
served during the remainder of the war and 
both were members of the band a part of the 
time. After his marriage he worked as a lum- 
berman, living at Mapleton, Maine, and later 
was a wheelwright and blacksmith at Presque 
Isle. For several years before his death he 
was agent for the Portland Transcript. He 
was an Independent Republican in politics, 
and was an Adventist. He was a member of 
Grange No. 143. of which he was master for 
several years ; he was also master of Pomona 
Grange, the County Grange, for a number ef 
years. He' was a member of Wade Post, 
Grand Army of the Republic. He married, 
August iS, 1861, Melissa A. Sprague, born in 
Charlotte, Maine, March 30. 1837, died in 
Presque Isle, Maine, September 17, 1905. She 
was a member of Grange No. 143. and an Ad- 
ventist in religion. She was daughter of Mer- 
rill Sprague. born in Pembroke. August 26. 
1812. died June i. 18S6. in Charlotte, Maine. 
He was a \Vhig and later a Republican ; mem- 
ber of the Baptist church and of the Grange. 
He married. May 24. 1836, Drncilla Welch, 
born at Deer Island, New Brunswick, Febru- 
ary 2"/, 181 5, died at Charlotte, February 26, 
1892; she was a member of the Grange and of 
the Baptist church. Children of Merrill and 
Drucilla (Welch) Sprague: i. Melissa A.. 
married Ezra McGlauflin, mentioned above. 

2. Henry .Augustus, farmer, died in Charlotte 
in 1905 ; married Annie Gardner, of Charlotte ; 
she live; in Connecticut. 3. Elvira, died at 
Charlotte, 1898; married Joseph Lampson, of 
Presque Isle, where he is a retired farmer now. 
Children of Ezra and Melissa A. (Sprague) 
McGlaufHn, born in Presr|ue Isle: i. Ernest 
T., m.entioned below. 2. Winfred, born Octo- 
ber 2, 1871, died December 3, 1871. , 3. Selden 
A., born February 20, 1S74; married Maude 
Porter, of Castle Hill, Maine; they live at 
Presque Isle on a farm ; member of Grange 
No. 143, of which he has been master, and of 
Modern Woodmen of .\merica, Presque Isle: 
children; Mabel and Philip, living with par- 

(I\") Ernest T. McGlaullin. son of Ezra 
McGlauflin, was born at Charlotte, Maine. July 
7, 1863. He attended the public schools of 
Presque Isle, the Presque Isle high school and 
St. John high school, now the .-\roostook State 
Normal School. Before leaving school he had 
taught two terms in Presque Isle and after- 
ward he was a teacher at Mapleton one term. 
In 1883 he began farming and he has con- 
tinued in this occupation to the present time. 
His son. Harvey F. McGlauflin, is now culti- 
vating his farm at Presque Isle. For eight 
years Mr. McGlauflin was in the employ of 
the Parmenter & Polsey Fertilizer Company. 
For the past seven years he has been secretary 
of the Aroostook County Patrons Fire Insur- 
ance Company. He is also secretary of the 
Northern Maine Patrons Mutual Fire Infur- 
ance Company and of the .Aroostook Mutual 
Fire Insurance Company. In politics he is an 
independent. He is a member of the Aroos- 
took L'nion Grange, No. 143, Patrons of Hus- 
bandry, of which he has been master. He was 
secretary of Pomona Grange, the county organ- 
ization, for sixteen years. For the ].iast 
eighteen years he has been secretary of the 
Northern Maine Fair, Presque Isle. He is a 
charter member of the Modern Woodmen of 
-America and a member of Lookout Camp, 
Sons of \'eterans, of Presque Isle, and has 
been its captain. For several years he has 
been deacon of the Advent church. 

He married. January 17, 1888, Eva Al- 
bertina Griffin, born at Mapleton, March 4, 
1867. Sh.e is a member of the Presque Isle 
Advent Church, of Aroostook LTnion Grange, 
of which she has been ceres and secretarv (see 
Griffin II n. Children: i. Ray IL. born Feb- 
ruary 10. 1S89; an electrician at Presque Isle; 
member of Trinity Lodge, Free and Accepted 
Alasons, of which he is senior warden, and of 
.Aroostook L'nion Grange. 2. Harvey F., born 
December 31. i8<jo; member of Aroostook 
L'nion Grange; Ancient Order of L'nited 

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Workmen; married, October 26, 1910, Georgia 
May, who was born in Xew Brunswick; he 
manages his father's farm at Presque Isle; 
children: Elaine T., born July 3, 191 1, at Furt 
Kent, died there February 4, 1912; Irene Dor- 
othy, born ^\ny 31, 1913. 3. Floyd E., burn 
|une 24, 1895; employed by the I'resqnc Isle 
"ivlectric Company ; member of Aroostook 
L'liion Grange, of which ho has been assistant 
sleward. 4. \'era A., born March 7, 1902. 

John Damon, the immigrant an- 

DAMOX cestor, was born in England, and 
came as early as 1633 to this 
country. He was a planter of Scituate, Massa- 
chusetts, in 1644. With him came his sister 
Hannah, mentioned with John Damon as 
legatees, children of a sister of William Gil- 
son, whose will was dated February i, 1639- 
40. John Damon succeeded to the Gilson place 
on Kent street in 1649. He marrit-d { first ) 
in 1644, Katherine, daughter of Henry Mer- 
rill. He married (second) Martha Howland, 
of Plymouth. John Damon died in 1776 and 
the inventory- of his estate is dated, October 23, 
1C76. His widow Martha and son Daniel made 
de]iositions preserved in the records. Chil- 
dren by first wife: Deborah, born April 25, 
1645; John, November 3, 1647; Zachariah. 
February, 1647, died young: Mary, July, 1051 ; 
Daniel, February, 1652: Zachariah, mentioned 
below. Children by second wife: Experience, 
April 17, 1662; Silence, January 2, 1663; Eben- 
ezer, January 11, 1665 : Ichabod, April 8, 1668; 
Margaret, July 20, 1670; Hannah, December 
2. 1672. 

(II) Lieutenant Zachariah Damon, son of 
John Damon, was born at Scituate, Massachu- 
setts, in 1654. Fle was an officer in King 

Philip's war. He married Mehitable . 

Children, born at Scituate: ^Martha, July, 
1682; John, June, 1684: Zechariah, 1686; 
Daniel, mentioned below; ^^lary, ^Vlarch, 1690; 
Hannah, Xovember. i(-'>94: Mehitable. Febru- 
ary, 1696, 

(HI) Daniel Damon, sun of Lieutenant 
Zachariah Damon, was born in 16S8, He mar- 
ried, at Scituate, January 3, 1711-12. Bath- 
sheba Sylvester. Children, born at Scituate: 
Hannah, April 24, 1713: Daniel, April 23, 
1716; Joseph, mentioned below. 

( IV) Joseph Damon, son of Daniel Damon, 
was born December 16. 1720, at Scituate, Mas- 
sachusetts, died at Abington, Massachusetts, 
March 7. i8qf). aged eighty-six. His wife died 
at .-\bington, Xovember 2, 1792. aged sixty- 
nine years. Fie married, Xovember 13. 1742. 
at Scituate, Joanna Damon, daughter of Ex- 
perience and Ruth Damon. She was born May 
4, 1722. Her father. Experience Damon, born 

April 7, i'«;3, wa> son of Experience, grand- 
Miii of Idlui ( I ), Children o! loseph Damon: 
jd-cpli.' liapfzcl November ' G. 1743. 'lied; Jo't-ph, baptized May 18, I74f>; 
j'l-uMKi. Iiaptii'cd Xovember 4, 1750; Leafa 
and Kmli, bapii/ed with loanna ; Abiah or 
.\hicl, mentioned below: .\lercy, died at Ab- 
ingtnn, .Xovember 13. 1734, aged seventy- 
-evcn: Ezra. I'mbably other children. 

(\') .-\biah l>;uH0ii (or Abiel as he was 
originally named), son of Joseph Damon, was 
one of twin sons, and both served in the revo- 
lution, .\biali Damon, of Abington, was a 
siildicr in Cajitain Jeiseph Trufaut's company. 
Colonel Josiah Whitney's regiment, August to 
December, 177^', and also from May, 1777, to 
December, 1779, in (."ajitain Li;icoln's com- 
pany. He was in Captain Robert Day's com- 
jiany. Colonel l;"rfcman's regiment, in 1777; 
matross in Captain Amos Lincoln's company 
(second). Colonel Paul Revere's regiment, in 
1780, He was from .Abington in 1780, in Cap- 
tain Edward Cobb's comijany. Colonel Elipha- 
let Gary's regiment ; also in Captain Lincoln's 
company of artillery, at Castle Island, 1779. 
He married, at Hingham, Xovember 6, 17S3, 
Lucretia Gardner, daugluer of Joshua Gard- 
ner, granddaughter of Stephen Gardner and a 
descendant of John Gardner, of Hingham, a 
pioneer there in iC)50, Soon afterward, in 
1786, he removed to Perry, Maine. 

(\'I) Joshua G. Damon, son of Abiah or 
Abiel Damon, was born at Pembroke, Maine, 
Xovember 24. iSoi, died at Charlotte, Maine, 
April 22. 18S1. He was a farmer and miller 
in Charlotte, where he settled before his mar- 
riage and lived the remainder of his life. He 
was a Democrat in politics and a member of 
the Masonic fraternity. He married, June 23, 
1827, in Charlotte, .-\bigail Morgan, born 
March 26, 1S06, in Pembroke, died at Char- 
lotte, July 28, 1S61. Children: i, Abigail, 
born December 23, 1829, died at Charlotte, 
December 4, 1833. -■ tlliza, born February 
12, 1S31 ; married John Baker, 3. Joshua K.. 
born .\pril 11, 1S33, died at Charlotte, 1894; 
he was a farmer; served in the civil war, i8t>i- 
63; married Emeline Xorwood. Xovember 11, 
1857 ; children : William. Eveline, Adelaide. 4. 
George, born September 8. 1S37: served three 
years in the civil war ; married .-Vugusta Mor- 
gan, of Charlotte. 5. Levi, born September 8, 
1S37, twin of George, died at Charlotte, Octo- 
ber 28, 1856; was a farmer. 6. Sarah, born 
.-\pril 9, 1840. died May 19, 1841. 7. James 
A., born .April 30, 1842; farmer, Charlotte; 
married. August 24, 1S71, Mary Boyd. 8. 
.-\rvella K., born September i8. 1844, died at 
Charlotte, iqii : married Isaiah Dan.ion, a tirst 
cousin, farmer in Charlotte, <). Sarah A,, born 


March 21, 184;, died :\Iay 16, 1S55, at Char- 
lotte. 10. Jason rVanklin, mentioned below. 

(\'II) Jason Franklin Damon, son of Joshua 
G. Damon, was born at Charlotte, Maine, May 
13, 1S50. He is a farmer in his native town. 
In politics he is a Democrat. He has been 
road commissioner of the town. He is a mem- 
ber and has been master of the Charlotte 
Grange. He attends the Methodist Episcopal 
church. He married, at Calais, Maine, August, 
1870, Elizabeth Hobart, born at Edmunds, 
Maine, March 2, 1851, died at Charlotte, Feb- 
ruary 19, 1897. She was a member of the 
Congregational church and of the Charlotte- 
Grange. Children of Jason Franklin Damon: 
I. Albert Hobart, mentioned below. 2. Ralph 
Talman, born March 15, 1873; married 
Lemma Milbury, of Nova Scotia ; now residing 
in Concord, New Hampshire, claim agent for 
the Boston & Alaine railroad; child, Z^Iarjorie, 
born July, 1906. 3. Paul Hobart, born July 
10, 1894 ; assists his father on the farm. 

Albert Hobart, father of r^Irs. Damon, was 
born at Edmunds, Maine, June 5, 1S21, died 
at South ]MaitIands, Nova Scotia, April 6, 
1906. He married, Alay, 1S46, at Little Falls. 
Edmunds, Maine, Sarah Jones Hobart, a 
cousin. She was born February 16, 182^, at 
Little Falls, died November 21, 190S. He was 
a sea captain, afterward in the lumber indus- 
try at South Maitlands, in partnership with 
Daniel K. Hobart, who was American consul 
at Windsor. Albert flobart was a Republican, 
member of the Congregational church. Chil- 
dren of Albert and Sarah Jones Hobart: i. 
Edmund Hobart, born at Edmunds, Alaine, 
^L^rch 29, 1847. died at South Maitlands, Jan- 
uary 4, 191 1, a lumberman. 2. Elizabeth Ho- 
bart, married Jason Franklin Damon, men- 
tioned above. 3. Octavia Hobart, born at Ed- 
munds, ]\Iay 5, 1853. died July 4, 189S, at 
South Maitlands; married Gilmore McDougal. 
Aaron Hobart, father of Albert Hobart, was 
a farmer at Edmunds. Sarah Jones Hobart 
was a daughter of Isaac Hobart, father of 
Isaac and Aaron Hobart. Isaac Hobart Sr. 
came from the Hingham family, served in the 
revolution and received a grant of land at Ed- 
munds on account of his military service. 

(VIII) Dr. Albert Hobart Damon, son of 
Jason Franklin Damon, was born at Charlotte, 
Maine, October 23, 1871. He attended the 
public schools of his native town and the 
Hebron .-\cademy. He was a student at Dart- 
mouth College for several years and afterward 
at the L^niversity of \'ermont, from wdiich he 
was graduated in June. 1900. with the degree 
of Doctor of Medicine. He joined the medical 
fraternity. Alpha Kappa Kappa. He began to 
practice his proiessii.'n in Franklin, Maine, and 

continued until 1902, when he located at Lime- 
stone, in that state, where he has practiced 
since then. In politics he is a Republican, and 
he has taken an active part in public atifairs. 
He has been superintendent of schools of 
Limestone for three years and a member of 
the board of education ever since he has livdl 
at Limestone. He is now chairman of tlie 
school board. He is at present president of 
tiie board of trade. He is a member of the 
Aroostook County Medical Society, the Maine 
State Medical Society and the American Med- 
ical Association. He has also served on the 
board of health of Limestone since he came to 
the town and is now the health officer. He is a 
master of Limestone Lodge, .\ncient Free and 
Accepted Masons ; member of Garfield Chaj)- 
ter. No. 49, Royal Arch Masons; of Frontier 
Lodge, No. •/"/, Knights of Pythias. In religion 
he is a Universalist, but attends the ^letliodist 
church. He is financially interested in the 
Limestone Water Company. 

He married, at Charlotte. July 13, 1898, 
Susie Elizabeth Fisher, born at Charlotte, June 
13. 1872. She attended the public schools and 
graduated from the Hebron .\cademy in 1892, 
and was a student for one year at the Castine 
Normal School. She taught school for six 
years before her marriage in 'Poland, Robbins- 
ton and Charlotte, Maine (see Fi.>her N). 

(I) Anthony Fisher, the first of the family 
of which there is definite record, lived m the 
latter part of the reign of Queen Elizabeth, in 
the parish of Syleham, county Suffolk, Eng- 
land. This parish is situated on the south 
bank of the Wavenay river on a freehold estate 
called Wignotte. He married Mary Fiske, 
daughter of William and Anne Fiske, of St. 
James, South Elmasham, county Suffolk, de- 
scendant of an ancient family of Puritans wdio 
suft'ered during the persecutions of Queen 
Mary. Anthony Fisher was buried .\pril 11. 
1G40. Children: Joshua, baptized February 
24, 15S5; Mary, twin of Joshua; Anthony, 
mentioneil below ; Aukjs, married Anne Mor- 
rise, widow of Daniel Locke: Rev. Cornelius, 
baptized August 6, 1599; Martha, married 
John Buckingham. 

(II) Anthony (2) Fisher, son of .\nthony 
( I ) Fisher, was baptized at Syleham, England, 
.April 23, 1591. He was the immigrant ances- 
tor, and came to New England probably in th.e 
ship "'Rose," arriving in Boston, June 26, 1637. 
He was admitted a freeman in May, 1645. and 
was selectman of Dedham in 1646-47; dejiuty 
to the general court, ]\Iay 2, 1649; elected 
countv commissioner. September 3, 16610. He 
was woodreeve in 1653-54-55-57-58-61-62. He 

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rt-iiiovcd to Dorchester and was elected select- 
jiKin there, December 5, 1664, and the two 
years following; was commissioner in 1666. 
lie (lied in Dorchester, April 18, 1671. Mis 
wife Mary was admitted to the church at Ded- 
liam, March 27, 1642, but he was not "con- 
foinuibly received into the church * * on 
account of his proud and hauglity spirit" until 
March 14, 1645. He married (second) No- 
vember 14, 1663, Isabel Rreck. widow of Ed- 
ward Breck, of Dorchester. Children, all by 
first wife: Anthony, mentioned below: Cor- 
nelius; Daniel, about 1619; Nathaniel, born 
about 1620, in Syleh?m; Lydia, married Daniel 
Morse; John, died in Dedham, September 5, 

(Ill) Anthony (3) Fisher, son of Anthony 
(2) Fisher, was born in Syleliam, England, 
and came with his parents to this country. He 
settled in Dedham in 1637, and was admitted 
to the Dedham church, July 20, 1645, and was 
admitted a freeman May 6, 1646. He was a 
member of the Honorable Artillery Company 
of Boston in 1644. He was elected surveyor 
of Dedham in 1652-53-54. He also removed 
to Dorchester and was selectman there in 1666. 
He married, at Dedham, September 7, 1647, 
Joanna I-'axon, only daughter of Thomas and 
Jane Faxon, of Braintree, ^lassachusetts. 
Children: Mehitable, born June ij, 1648, died 
young; Exj)erience, baptized August 11, 1650, 
probably died young; Josiah, born May i, 
1654; Abish, baptized August 3, 1656; Sarah, 
born October 29, 165S: Deborah, baptized Feb- 
ruary 24, 1661 ; Judith, baptized July 5, 1663; 
Eleazer, mentioned below. 

(I\'J Eleazer Fisher, son of .Anthony (3) 
Fisher, was born in Dedham, Massachusetts, 
September 18, 1659, died there, F""ebruary 6, 
1722. He married, at Dedham, October 13, 
i6q8, Mary Avery, born there August 21, 
1674, died at Stoughton, ^Massachusetts, March 
25, 1749. a daughter of William and IMary 
(L.ane) Avery. Her father was baptized Oc- 
tober 2-j, 1647, in the parish of Brekham, 
Berkshire, England, a son of Lieutenant Wil- 
liam .Avery. Children : Eleazer, born Sep- 
tember 29, 1699; William. June 28, 1701 : 
Jemima, September 28. 1703; David, men- 
tioned below; Ezra, February 8. 1707; Na- 
thaniel. 1708: Alary. C'ctober 27, 1710; Eze- 
kiel, October 22. 1712: Timothy, .August 28, 
1714 : Stephen, July 1 1, 1715. died young ; Ben- 
jamin, Atay I, 1721. 

(\') David Fisher, son of Eleazer Fisher, 
was born in Dedham, June 21. 1705. died July 
30, 1779. fie joined the South Parish Churcli 
in what is now Norwood, Alassachusctts, with 
his wife, November 7, 1736. He married 
(first) at Walpole, F'ebruary 16, 1732, Deb- 

orah Boyden, of Walpole, born 171 1, died July 
18, 1770. He married (second) November 7, 
1770, I':iizabcth Talbot, of Stoughton, born 
February 22, 1754. ChiUlrcn, all by first wife: 
David, nientioncil below; Thomas, born Alarch 
10, 1735: Jacob, June 23. 1737; Deborah, Oc- 
inher 23, 1739; Hannah. November 28, 1742; 
Nathan, l-'ebruary 8, 1745; Oliver, Alay 23, 
1747: -Abigail, June 4, 1749; Alary, December 
13, 1751 ; .Aimer, June 20. 1755. 

(\'l) David (2) Fisher, son of David 1 i) 
Fisher, was born at Dedham, Januarv 22, 
1733. He lived at Sharon. He was a soldier 
in the revolution, lieutenant in Captain David 
Savel's company. Colonel Lemuel Robinson's 
regiment, April 19, 1775. He was also in Cap- 
tain Steplien I'enninian's company, Colonel 
Robinson's regiment, and in Captain Theoph- 
ilus Wilder's company. Colonel Dike's regi- 
ment, December, 1776, to Alarch i, 1777. His 
will was dated Alarch 19, 1812. He married, 
September 21 . 175S. Abigail, daughter of Isaac 
and Alary (Whiting) Lewis, born there Decem- 
ber 4.1 73S. Children, born in Sharon: David, 
mentioned below; Aloses. born April i, 1761; 
Aaron. December 16, 1762; Ebenezer, August 
27, 1765; Catherine, September 28, 1767: Re- 
becca, July 29, 1769; Alary, died young; Alary, 
born July 12, 1776. 

(\\\) David (3) Fisher, son of David (2) 
Fisher, was born at Sharon. June 26, 1759. 
He married, November 20, 178 1, Alehitable 
Lewis, daughter Lieutenant Ebenezer and • 
Alercy (Guild) Lewis, born there. I'ebruary 
20, I7r)2, died at Francestown, New Hamp- 
shire, Alay 4, 1S49. They moved to F'rances- 
town, where he died November 8, 1S29. From 
his size, he weighed two hundred and fifty 
pounds, lie was called "King David." He 
entered the revolutionary army at the age of 
si>tecn. He built a saw" mill on what is still 
called Fisher's brook. Children, all but the 
fourth born at Francestown : Alehitable, Feb- 
ruary iS, 1782; David. December 15. 1783; 
Ebenezer, August 11. 1785; Joel, July 16. 
17S7; Susanna, at Sharon. November 5, 1790; 
Increase. July 17, 1792; Enoch Hewins, men- 
tioned below; Benjamin, February 22, 1796; 
Asa, October i, 179S; Nancy, October 10, 
1800: Levi. Alarch 14. 1803; Mary, April 17, 
1S05 : Thomas, Alay 12. 1808. 

(VlII) Enoch liewins Fisher, son of David 
(3) Fisher, was born in Francestown, New 
Flampshire. Alarch 16. 1794. died at Charlotte, 
Alaine, December 17, 18S2. He moved to 
Charlotte a few years after his brothers, 
David. Ebenezer and Increase. He married, 
March 14. 1816, Roxanna. daugliter of Wins- 
low and Esther ( Sawtelle ) Lakin. Sh.e was 
born in I-'rancestown, August 30, 1796, died at 



Charlotte, July 19, 1 88 1. Children: Roxanna ; 
Enoch : Levi, mentioned below ; Erances Wood- 
bury, born April 12, 1825 ; llewins G. ; Charles 
L. ; Esther; Reuben Perkin;, June 28, 1836; 
Antress R. 

(IX) Levi I'isher, son of Enoch Hewins 
Eisher, was born at Charlotte, Maine, Decem- 
ber 9, 1S21, died January 23, 1883. He was a 
deacon of the Baptist church thirty years, a 
farmer and luniberniau. He married Susan S. 
Waterman, born August 27,, 1819. His wife 
died January 14, 18S8. Children, born at 
Charlotte : Ansel ^\'aterman, mentioned be- 
low; Ambrose Levi, born February 3, 1847; 
Horace Joseph, April 11, 1849; Clara L., Au- 
gust 9, 1851 ; Herbert P., July i, 1S56. 

(Xj Ansel Waterman Eisher, son of Levi 
Fisher, was born September 29, 1845, ^^ Char- 
lotte, Alaine. He was a school teacher when a 
young man, and afterward a salesman on the 
road for many years. He was first selectman 
for many years, member of the school board 
and superintendent of schools. He has a grain 
and feed store. He is a member of the Baptist 
church, of which is a deacon. He is a member 
of J'embroke Lodge, Free and Accepted ^la- 
sons ; of the Knights of Pythias, of Calais, and 
of Charlotte Grange. He married, at Char- 
lotte, September 29, 1869, Sarah E. Gardner, 
born at Chiirlotte, Septen.iber i, 1850. She is 
a member of Pembroke Chapter, Order of the 
Eastern Star, and of Charlotte Grange. Lucas 
\V. Gardner, her father, was born in Charlotte, 
1821, died in Calais, April, 1903. He was a 
farmer and lumberman in Charlotte, removing 
to Calais late in life. In early life he was a 
Whig, afterward a Republican. He was a 
Free Alason, and was first master of the Char- 
lotte Grange. For many years he was first 
selectman of Charlotte. He married Eliza 
Lincoln, bom in Pembroke, Maine, January 9, 
1824, and is now li\ing in Charlotte, a mem- 
ber of the Charlotte Grange. Children of 
Lucas \\'. Gardner: i. Alvira Gardner, born 
1845, died at Calais, 1905 ; married (first) Ed- 
ward Hastings, of ^Marlborough, ^lassachu- 
setts, and had a daughter Sarah Hastings, now 
of Alachias, IMaine ; married (second) Alex- 
ander Duncan, of St. Stephen, New Bruns- 
wick. 2. Sarah E., married Ansel W. Eisher. 
mentioned above. 3. William Gardner, born 
1856; a retired architect, Seattle, Washington. 
4. Frank Gardner, born 1858, died in infancy. 
Isaac Gardner, father of Lucas W. Gardner. 
was born at Dedham, Massachusetts, and died 
at Charlotte. He was a lumberman. Children 
of Ansel W. Fisher: i. Frank L.. born July 
21, 1870; a traveling salesman and merchant at 
Audubon, Penn.^ylvania ; married Belle Weikel. 
2. Susie Elizabeth, married Dr. Albert Hobart 

Damon (see Damon \'I11 ). 3. Maude L., born 
November 29, 1S74; married .Vrthur Sylvester, 
of Etna, Alaine, now of Woodland, station 
agent and telegra])h operator; daughter, Grace 
^L, born June 9. 1906. 4. Herbert L., born 
July 23, 1889; graduate of the University of 
Maine, now ci\il engineer at Pittsburgh, Peun- 

The Trafton family settled 
TR.\I"TON before 1700 in York county, 

Maine. Benjamin Trafton 
died witliout issue, leaving a will, dated June 
4. 1706, bequeatiiing his property to his 
brother, Zacheus Trafton, brother, Thomas 
Trafton, and brother (brother-in-law) Wil- 
liam Beale. FVom his brothers descend the 
families of Alaine of this surname. 

(I) General Mark Trafton, descendant of 
the York county family, was born July 4, 1785, 
in r\Iaine, died at Bangor in that state, Sep- 
tember 15, 1857. He was educated in the pub- 
lic schools, and became a leading citizen of 
Bangor, prominent in civil and military affairs. 
When a young man he was active in the state 
militia and was commissioned captain of 
cavalry and as such he served in the war of 
1812. He was afterward brigadier-general of 
the state militia. He was a Democrat in poli- 
tics and represented his town in the general 
court in Boston and after the state of Maine 
was incorporated in 1820 he was state sena- 
tor in 1822. For several years (182S-1840) 
he was postmaster of Bangor. He was land 
agent for the eastern and northern sections of 
}^Iaine before the office was opened at Bangor. 
He served in the city council of Bangor and 
held other offices of trust. He was appointed 
to the custom house at Fort Fairfield and 
moved thither in 1843. He was one of the 
founders of the town of Limestone, Maine, 
and furnished capital for the building of mills 
there. With B. D. ILastman and others he was 
in business at Limestone for many years. He 
returned to Bangor in 1S57, died in the same 
year and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery. 
He was a member of the L'nitarian church. He 
married (fir5t) June 10, 1808, Eliza Goodhue, 
of the Ohio Settlement, born February 10, 1785, 
sister of Nathaniel Cioodhue. She died at Ban- 
gor, August 22. 1818. He married (second) 
September 13, 1822, at Bangor, Ann Bright, 
of Croton, Massachusetts, born February 13. 
1798, died December i, 1832, at Bangor. He 
married (third) June zj, 183S. Eliza A. San- 
born, born August 5, 1816, died December 4, 
1843. Children by first wife: i. Mary .\nn, 
born .April 14. iS'ii, died October 15, 1813. 
2. Sarah Goodluie, born November 8, 1 812, 
died Februar}- 13. 1895; married Mar- 

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siiall. 3. Mary Eliza, born September 11, iSi.], 
iliod December 13, 1842. 4. Martha Ann, born 
Inly 4, 1S17, died in 1849; married Eben Web- 
ber, of Orono, Maine, owner of a lumber mill. 
Children by second wife: 5. John Bright, men- 
tioned below. 6. Ann Bright, born February 
17, 1825, died March 3, 1825. 7. Mark Jr., 
born May 18, 1826, died August 16, 1913, mar- 
ried Maria Libby, of Limestone, ALiine, who 
died March 17, 1893; he was a pioneer in 
Limestone, farmer and merchant; children: 
Charles W., a merchant, died in Limestone, 
March I, 1912; Alice, married Joseph Lunt, 
died April 30, 1900; Martha, married John 2\1. 
Thurlough, of Fort Fairfield; Elizabeth E., 
married Jerre F. Flacker, a merchant of Fort 
Fairfield, died February 10, 1902, leaving a 
son, Tom E. Hacker. 8. William Bean, born 
November 3, 1827, died in New York City, 
April 5, 191 1 ; school teacher and real estate 
dealer. 9. I\Iary Ann, born September 11, 
1829, died at Utica, New York, in 1901 ; mar- 
ried (first) Richard S. Jones, September 3, 
1853, a merchant, and had ]\lilton Trafton and 
Fred Jones; married (second) WiUiam Taylor, 
of Utica. 10. Charlotte, born December 29, 
1S31, died September 18, 1S32. 

(II) John Bright Trafton, son of General 
Mark Trafton, was born at Bangor, ^.laine, 
September 4, 1S23, died at Fort Fairfield, June 
26, 1896. He attended the public schools of 
Bangor and the \\'aterville Classical Institute. 
Fie studied law and was admitted to the bar in 
Penobscot county. He practiced law in Fort 
Fairfield. In politics he was a Democrat. He 
was for two years county attorney. Fle was 
a communicant of St. Paul's Protestant Epis- 
copal Church, Fort Fairfield, and for many 
years was its warden. He was a member of 
Eastern Frontier Lodge, No. 1 12, Free and 
Accepted Masons, of Fort P^airfielcl, of which 
he was past master; and of Houlton Chapter, 
Royal Arch Masons. He married, September 
19, 1847, Sarah Jane Staples, born August 24, 
1S31, in Sangerville, Maine, died October 17, 
1893. She was a communicant of St. Paul's 
Protestant Episcopal Church, F'ort Fairfield. 
Peter Staples, her father, was born at Ber- 
wick, Maine, May 7, 1787, died at Fort Fair- 
field, April 15, 1S55, aged sixty-eight years. Fle 
was a farmer in Lebanon, .Albion and finally 
in Sangerville. After he retired he lived at 
Fort Fairfield. Fle was a member of the Meth- 
odist Episcopal church. He married .Mary 
Keay, born at Lebanon, Elaine, February 17, 
1794, died at Houlton, April 20, 1871. Chil- 
dren of Peter Staples:' i. Nathaniel Seaver, 
born at Lebanon, August 14, 1817, died at Leb- 
anon. 2. Benjamin Libby, born February 28, 
1819, died at Houlton, June 18, 1S91; promi- 

neiit citizen of Houlton, clerk of courts many 
years, trial justice, Demoyatic leader; married 
Mary Trueworthy; children: JMary'E., mar- 
ried Waldo G. Brown, hardware merchant, de- 
ceased ; Ada L., married Walter D. Shaw, a 
merchant in California. 3. JMary Elizabeth, 
born at Albion, January 19, 1823, died at 
Houlton, 1898; married Charles W. Douty. of 
Sangerville, a farmer, died in 1S90; daughter 
Ella, married Hickory A. Mansur, merchant, 
and had jMerton D. Mansur, dentist, Ashland, 
JMaine. 4. George W., born at Albion, July 
28, 1825. 5. Sarah Jane, married John Bright 
Trafton, mentioned above. Children of John 
Bright Trafton: i. John Seaver, born June 
18, 1850, died at Fort Fairfield, June 8, 1S63. 
2. Mary Abby, born March 31, 1S54, died at 
Fort Fairfield, April 20, 1S59. 3. Ann Staples, 
born September 12, 1856; married, August 18, 
1873, in St. Paul's Church, Fort Fairfield, Cal- 
vin Blake Roberts, of Caribou, a prominent 
lawyer; she died November 13, 1911; chil- 
dren: Elva May, born J\Jay 2, 1874, died July 
4, 1913, married C. F. Ross, now of San Diego, 
California; Sarah Atlant, born May 15, 1878, 
graduate of Colby College, librarian of the 
public library at Caribou ; John Blake, born 
February 14, 1S80, married Blanche Lamb, of 
Sangerville; he is a graduate of Colby and of 
Harvard Law School, a lawyer at Caribou; 
Charles Fred, born November 18, 1883, stu- 
dent at Tufts College two years, a farmer at 
Caribou, married Lilla Lewis ; Ann Trafton, 
born June 22, 18S5, died March 6, 1908, when 
a senior at Colby; Melvin Philip, born Novem- 
ber 22, 1891, graduate of Colby College, assist- 
ant principal of Caribou high school; Dorothy 
Isabel, born ilarch 30, 1897. 4. Sarah Elva, 
born April 2, 1858, died at Fort Fairfield, May 
13, 1863. 5. Arthur Willie, born July 5, 1861. 
died at Fort Fairfield, May 30, 1863. 6. Her- 
bert \\'alter, mentioned below. 

(Ill) Herbert Walter Trafton, son of John 
Bright Trafton, was born at Fort Fairfield, 
May 26, 1S64. He attended the public schools 
of his native town, the Floulton Academy, 
from which he graduated in 18S2, and Colby 
College, from which he was graduated with the 
degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1886. Fle joined 
the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He read 
law in the office of his father and of Calvin B. 
Roberts, of Caribou, and was admitted to the 
bar in February, 1891, and since then has prac- 
ticed law in Fort P'airfield. In politics he is a 
Democrat. He was elected to the state legis- 
lature in 1911. For several years he was super- 
intendent of schools of Fort Fairfield. He is 
warden of the Protestant Episcopal church of 
Fort Fairfield. He is a member of Eastern 
Frontier Lodge, No. 112, Free and Accepted 



Masons, Fort Fairfield, of wliich he was mas- 
ter for five years; of Garfield Chapter, Royal 
Arch Masons; of Prcsque Isle Council, Royal 
and Select I\Iasters. He is a director and presi- 
dent of the Fort Fairfield National Uank ; 
director of the Fort Fairfield Drug Company; 
director and treasurer of the Eastern Frontier 
Masonic Hall Assrjciation. He married, Au- 
gust 24, 1S91, in Dexter, Maine, Kate Pcrsis 
\\'inslo\v, born in Dexter, December 20, 1864. 
She graduated from the Dexter high school in 
1883, and taught school for six years in Dex- 
ter and Fort Fairfield. During the last three 
years she was a teacher in the Fort Fairfield 
high school. She is a communicant of St. 
Paul's I'rotestant Episcopal Church of Fort 
Fairfield; member of Goodwill Chapter, No. 
85, Order of the Eastern Star, of which she 
was matron for two years; member of the 
Philomathean Literary Society and of St. 
Paul's Guild (see Winslow A'l'H). Children, 
born at Fort Fairfield: i. Sarah Winslow, 
born Y\ugust 10, 1S94, died ]\Iay 25, 1913. 2. 
Gertrude Staples, born May S, 1900. 

(IV) Benjamin Winslow, son of James 
Winslow (q. v.), was born at Freetown, Mas- 
sachusetts, June 19, 1717, died at Falmouth, 
Maine, April 26, 1796. He came to Falnijulh 
with his father before 1728. He bought half 
of Birch Island. He w^as a Quaker. He 
married (intention dated August 11, 1738) 
Hope Cobb, born Alarch 24, 1716, died No- 
vember 20, 1797. Children, born at Falmouth : 
Samuel, mentioned below; Sarah, June iS, 
1741 ; Oliver, March 9, 1743, died young; Eliz- 
abeth, March 10, 1745; Benjamin, December 
6, 1746; Joseph, July'31, 174'S; William, June 
19, 1750; Oliver, March 2, 1752; Hamiah, Au- 
gust 18, 1754. 

(V) Samuel W'inslow, son of Benjamin 
Winslow, was born at I'^almouth, Elaine, Sep- 
tember 15, 1739, died April 24, 1833. He mar- 
ried, May 24, 1762, Ruth IMorrill, born Janu- 
ary 4, 1744, at Berwick, daughter of Peter and 
Sarah (Peaslee) I^Iorrill. She died October 5, 
1825. Children: Hezekiah, born April 4, 1763 ; 
Sarah, February 16, 1765 ; Samuel, mentioned 
below; Sarah, February 14, 1770; Abigail, 
March 19, 1772; James, April 5, 1774; David, 
July 19, 1775; Mary, August 7, 1777; Benja- 
min, August 7, 17S0: July 29, 17S2; 
Amos, April 25. 1784; Ruth, November 27, 

(VI) Samuel (2) Winslow, son of Samuel 
(i) Winslow, was born November 26, 1767, 
at Westbrook, Maine, died October 15, 7841. 
at Canton, Maine. He married, December 10. 
1789, Susanna Stevens, born IVIarch 24, 1767, 

died October 28, 1871, aged one hundred and 
four years five months, at Canton. They re- 
sided at Falmouth, Poplar Ridge, Westluook, 
New Gloucester, Jay and Canton, Maine. Chil- 
dren : William, born April 3, 1791 ; Ruth, .\pril 
7, 1793; Sarah, December 9, 1794; Thankful, 
September 29, 1796; Samuel, November 3, 
1798; Eli Knight, mentioned below; Holmes, 
December 9, 1S03; Nathaniel, March 29, iSo('); 
Andrew Cushman, January 18, 180S. 

(\ 11) Eli Knight W'inslow, son of Samuel 
(2) Winslow, was born 2^lay 31, 1801, died at 
liexter, Elaine, in 1876. He was a farmer 
and house jiainter in Dexter. In early life 
he was a Whig, afterward a Republican. He 
married (first) in 1823, Mary (Polly) Adams, 
born June 27, 1804, died in Dexter. lie mar- 
ried (second) Clarissa Elder. He married 
(third) Rhoda Jordan. Samuel Adams, father 
of Mary, married Susanna Rist. Children : 
Betsey, Moses, Abigail, Sally, Elias, Polly, 
mentioned above, Joseph and Samuel Adams. 
Joseph Adams, father of Samuel Adams, mar- 
ried Elizabeth Draper. Samuel Adams, father 
of Joseph Adams, married Sarah Paine. Jo- 
seph Adams, father of Samuel Adams, mar- 
ried Hannah Bass, daughter of John and Ruth 
(Alden) Bass, grandson of John and Priscilla 
( Mullins) Alden, who came in the "'^SJay- 
flower.'' Henry Adams, of Braintree, was the 
immigrant ancestor. Children of Eli Knight 
W'inslow : i. Susanna, born July 29, 1824, died 
at Dexter, unmarried, 1909. 2. Samuel Adams, 
mentioned below. 3. ]\lary Jane, born De- 
cember 2, 1830, died in Dexter; married Jona- 
than Lane, of Ripley, a farmer and Advent 
preacher. 4. Roscoe Green, born November 
18, 1835, died March 31, 1906, at Lawrence, 
^Massachusetts ; married (second) ]\lary Thurs- 
ton, now living in New York City with their 
adopted son, Arthur, who served as a bugler 
in the Spanish war and is now employed by 
the telephone company. 5. John R., born Janu- 
ary 20, 1839, died young. 6. Clara Thomas, 
born September 6, 1841, died at Livermore 
Falls, ?>]aine; married (fir^t) Roscoe Moore, 
who was killed in the civil war, (secondj 
George Whitney, of Livermore Falls. 

(VIII) Samuel Adams W'inslow, son of Eli 
Knight Winslow, was born November 12, 
1826, died at Dexter, Maine, December 2, 1905. 
His parents moved from Green to Dexter 
wdien he was a boy and he attended the schools 
in Dexter. Pie was a painter by trade. In 
politics he was a Republican. He married 
Sarah Parker Lane, born at Ripley, April 26. 
1832. She resides at Dexter and is a mem- 
ber of the Universalist church. Richard York 
Lane, father of Sarah Parker Lane, was born 
in Maine in 1803. He was a farmer in Ripley 


alt his active life, a Democrat in politics and a 
Methodist in religion. He married Sally 
i'arker Thompson, born in Maine in 1S05, re- 
sided in Ripley until 1S92, and died at Dexter 
in 1895. She was also a Methodist. Children 
of Richard York Lane: i. Ann, lived many 
years in San Francisco, died at Brockton, 
'Massachusetts; married (first) Rufus Craw- 
ford, farmer, Ripley; children: Andrew, of 
lirockton; Harvey F., of Brockton; Adolphus, 
of Oldtown ; she married (second) William 
Flye, of Oldtown, and (third) Charles Fahye, 
of California. 2. Jidia Granby, married George 
Tones, of Ripley, a farmer, and had one son, 
Kdgar Jones, farmer, Ripley. 3. Sarah Parker, 
married Samuel Adams \Vinslow, mentioned 
above. 4. I^ouise Fuller, born January 5. 1S35; 
married George Sampson, of Ripley, farmer; 
children: Emma, married Reuben Henderson; 
Charles, farmer, Ripley; Frank, potato buyer, 
deceased. 5. Richard Fowler, born 1837; 
police officer of Minneapolis ; married Abbie 
Estes. 6. Betsey Greeley, born 1S39, died 
young. 7. Cyrus Elias, born 1842, died at 
Dexter, 1912; a barber by trade, later an 
osteopath and farmer in Dexter ; married 
Famiie Packard, of Brockton; children: Leon, 
farmer. Dexter; ^faisie, died young. 8. Sum- 
ner Warren, born 1846 ; married Rossie Welch, 
of Ripley; children: Abbie; Sarah, married 
Orrin Guiggey, farmer. Athens; Cyrus, of 
Ripley; Herbert, of Ripley. 9. Grace Ellen, 
born 1849; married John Nutter, farmer of 
Ripley, soldier in the civil war. 10. Frederick 
Augustine, born 1852; married Mary Adams. 
Webster Lane, father of Richard York Lane, 
married ^Mercy Smith, and had children: Wil- 
liam, Sarchwell, Benjamin, Mary, Levi, Asa, 
Richard York, mentioned above, Waitstill, 
David Lane. Sally Parker Thompson, men- 
tioned above, was a daughter of James and 
Hannah (Chase) Thompson, who had chil- 
dren : Daniel, Benjamin, Janeta, Betsey, Mary, 
Hannah, Sally Parker, mentioned above, Abi- 
gail, Ann, Cassandra, Jonathan Thompson. 
Children of Samuel Adams and Sarah Parker 
(Lane) Winslow : i. Waldo R., born June 29, 
1855; married, November 29, 1S83. Leila 
Brown, of Dexter; children: Bertha, born 
September 2. 1884, died unmarried; Amy Per- 
sis. December 12, 1886; Samuel Howard, July 
3, 1888. died young. 2. Herbert Stanley, born 
April 13, 1S57, died February 18. 1902, at 
L)exter, Maine: married, October 15. 18S5, 
Jennie Green, of Dexter. 3. Mary Louise, 
born January 20. 1S59. 4. Kate Persis, mar- 
ried Herbert Walter Trafton (see Trafton 
HI). 5. Annie Isabel, born January 7, 18^17; 
married Dr. Joseph Harvey IVIurphy. of Aji- 
dover. New Brunswick, a pliysician in Dexter ; 

child. Grace M., bnrn ^L^y 18, 1897. 6. John 
Liates, horn l\bru;iry 15, 181)9: married Ida 
h'uller, ui Dexter; resides at Westbrook, a 
dentist; childrin : Katharine, born July 6, 
1899; Clifi'urd, Jul\- 24, 1901; Annie Louise, 
March 18. \'i-'}J. 7. Sarah Parker, born June 
29, 1S71 ; assistant eashii-r of the Eastern Trust 
and Banking Company, Dexter. . 

Haven Glidden was born in 
GLIDDEN Bethel, .Maine, in 1790, died in 
Pre«|iie Lie, .Maine, in 1861. 
He was a farmer in Betliel and later in Pres(|Ue 
Isle. He married twice. His second wife was 
Alary I'hair, widow of James Phair. Chil- 
dren by first wife: I. Oren, resides in Bethel. 
2. l-'rcemont, a farmer of Gorhani, Maine. 3. 
Henry Chase, mentioned below. 4. Olive, mar- 
ried il. P. Ingalls, a retired manufacturer of 
Portland, Maine; children: Molly Ingalls, 
married Peter Kyle, an auctioneer of Portland; 
Lillian Ingalls ; Frank Ingalls ; I'dorence In- 
galls (adopted). 5. Edna, married George 
Smith; son, Moses Smith, now of South Paris, 
Maine. 6. Mary, died at Bethel; married 

Bean, a farmer of Bethel; children: 

Charles and Frederick. 7. Jennie, married 
Gus Moore, a barber of Auburn, Maine; son, 
Archie, of Auburn. 

(II) Henry Chase Glidden, son of Haven 
Glidden, was born in Bethel, }klaine, in 1834, 
died at Presque Isle in March, 1906. He was 
educated in the public schools. \\'hen a young 
man he went to New York City, where he was 
employed in the Metropolitan Hotel. After 
his marriage he settled in Aroostook county 
and cleared a farm, which he afterward sold 
for Prior to his death he moved to a 
smaller place of about eleven acres in Presque 
Isle. In politics he was a Republican. lie 
served on the school committee and as road 
sur\'eyor. He was in the service in the last 
year of the civil war, stationed at .\ugu-ta, 
Maine. Pie married (first) Nancy S. Hig- 
gins, born Sei)tember 29, 1S43. '" ^'armouth, 
Elaine, died at Presque Lie." May iS, iS;;!. 
She was a member of the P^'ee Will Ba[)tist 
churcli. He married (second) Theresa Welch, 
of Gardiner Creek. Maine. She married (sec- 
oml) Cecil Pulsifer, a farmer, and is now liv- 
ing in Alapleton, Maine. Cliildrcn by first 
wife: T. Oren Alleland, mentioneil below. 2. 
Henry Rodoljih. born April 2, 1S63; resides at 
Tacoma, W'ashington ; married Miiniie Cowan, 
of New Brunswick; children: Juanita and 
Kenneth. 3. Alden, born 1865; a real estate 
broker at Skowhegan : married .\ddie Taylor ; 
chiKlren: Alton, (ierald, Muriel and AfarshaH. 
4. William, born Cictuber, i8('i7; a painter of 
Pre-que Isle; married Eva Irving; children: 


Marjorie, Irving, Harold. 5. Charles, born 
1872; a guide and cocik, li\ing at Taconia, 
W'asliington; married Chri-tine Sundel, of 
X'ancouver, British Columbia. Children by 
second wife: 6. Ruth, born at Presque Isle; 
married Robert Burton, of Linneus, Maine. 
'J. Olive, born at Presque Isle. 

(Ill)^Oren Alleland Glidden, son of Henry 
Chase Glidden, was born at Presque Isle, 
jMaine, September 29, i&Si. He attended the 
public schools of his native town. When a 
young man he went to live on the old Isaiah 
Higgins farm, where he cared for his grand- 
father and grandmother in iheir declining 
years. In 1S93 he came into possession of the 
farm, which comprises one hundred and sev- 
enty-seven acres, of which one hundred and 
fifty acres are under cultivation and the re- 
mainder in timber. It is located six miles from 
the village of Presque Isle, on the road to 
Caribou. In politics he is a Progressive, but 
was formerly a Republican. He has been road 
surveyor of the town. He is a member of the 
Methodist Episcopal church and of the Cari- 
bou Grange, in which he has filled the office of 
overseer. He married (first) July 3. 18S9, 
Alice Campbell; he married (second) Novem- 
ber 4, 1907, in Houlton, Flora Augusta }ilcr- 
ritt, born in Ploulton, December i, 1S81. She 
was educated in the public scliools of Houl- 
ton and at the Felton School of Music, Boston, 
Massachusetts. She taught music before her 
marriage. She attends the Z^Iethodist church 
and is a member of Caribou Grange and of 
Luna Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star (see 
iMerritt IV). Children by first marriage: i. 
Winfield Ingalls, born April 25, 1S90; attended 
business college at Portland, now a farmer in 
■ Caribou; married Edna May Irving, of Cari- 
bou. 2. Jesse Dempsey, born January 13, 
1896; student at P.owdoin College. 3. Walter 
Akers, born August 13. 1903. Children by 
second marriage : 4. Frank Lowell, born Au- 
gust 30, 190S. 5. Freeman ]\Iaurice, born De- 
cember 16, 1909. 

(The Merritt I.ine). 

Ezekiel Merritt (also signed ^^leritt) en- 
listed from Scituate, Alassachusetts, December 
3, 1781, as a private and filer under Captain 
Adams Bailey, Colonel Ebcnezer Sprout, and 
served to June 10, 1783. Fie applied, April 
15, 1818, when residing at Lebanon, }iIadison 
county. New York, for a pension, which was 
allowed, and his widow, Sarah (Snow) Aler- 
ritt, drew the pension after his death. Fie died 
April 23, 1847, ^t Eaton, Madison county. 
New York, and she died there, November i, 
1848, aged eighty years. Children: Azel, 

Barnabas, Mtlzcr, Stephen, Salathia, Betsey 
Ami Mills. The above was received from the 
Bureau of Pensions of the Interior Depart- 
ment, Washington, D. C. Also senate docu- 
ment, first session, twenty-third congress, 1835, 
contains the following: "Ezekiel I\Ierritt, fifer, 
allowance, S96; sum received $1,525.29 ; placed 
on jiension roll August 20, 1819; commence- 
ment of pension April 15, 181S, aged 67." 

(I) Ezekiel Merritt, probably the Ezekiel 
Merritt, mentioned above, moved from Scitu- 
ate to Brockton, Massachusetts, about 1780, 
and later to Hamilton, New York. Married 
Sarah Snow, and among their .children was 
Ezekiel, mentioned below. The above is copied 
from an old family Bible. 

(IF) Ezekiel (2) ]Merritt, son of Ezekiel 
(i) Merritt, was born July 21, 17S0, died Sep- 
tember 10, 1846, aged fifty-eight years one 
month twenty days. He lived at North Bridge- 
water, ]\Iassachusetts. He married, October 
26, 1809, Lydia Knapp, daughter of Abijah 
Knapp; she died August 7, 1874, aged eighty- 
six years three months. Children : Phebc, 
born July 17, 1810; Ezekiel, mentioned'below ; 
Azel, born August 24, 1S15, died August 7, 
1S17; Nancy, January 24, 1818, died January 
24, 1897; Isaac, September 7, 1S20, died .April 
2, 18S4; Sally, January 25, 1823; Lydia, Janu- 
ary 22, 1826, died March 24, 191 1; George, 
August 5, 1828, died about 1897; Adeline, 
February, 1831, died February i-j , 1833. The 
above was also copied from the family Bible. 

(HI) Ezekiel (3) Merritt, son of 'Ezekiel 
(2) ^lerritt, was born in Massachusetts, No- 
vember 9, 1812, died at Houlton, Elaine, April 
2, 1886. Fie was a farmer and butcher in his 
native state and afterward at Lincoln, Maine. 
His later. years were spent at Houlton. He 
was a member of the Methodist church. He 
married Eunice Dean, born in Massachusetts 

in 1816, died at Houlton. ?klaine. 


was a Methodist and member of the Woman's 
Christian Temperance Union. Children: i. 
Edmund, resides at Bridgewater, Massachu- 
setts, a fruit grower and gardener ; served in 
the civil war; married Sarah Ingersoll, of 
Houlton; children: Elmer, lives in the west; 
Louis, a physician at Campello, Massachusetts ; 
Susie; Howard, a dentist in California; 

George ; Edward ; Sadie, married — 

Keith. 2. George Francis, mentioned below. 
3. Charles IJ., born 1847; owner of flour mills 
at Houlton, and now resiflcs at Seattle. Wash- 
ington ; married Hannah Kinney, of Houlton ; 
children : Hattie ; Fred F., married Edna Tin- 
ling, of Houlton, and removed to Seattle; 
Nellie. 4. Eunice V., born 1849, died at Houl- 
•ton, unmarried, aged forty-six years. 5. 

> .Wi 


I.yman B., born 185 1, died at Santa Barbara. 
California ; owner of flour mills, etc., in part- 
nership with Charles D. ; married (i'lrst) l.illie 
Berry, of Smyrna, Maine; married (second) 
.Alolly Rideout, of Ludlow: child by first wife: 
Mabel, died aged one year; children of second 
wife: Marion and Earl. 6. Hattie. died young. 
(I\') George Francis 2\Ierritt. son of Eze- 
kiel (3) Merritt. was born at Mansfield, ^.[as- 
sachusctts, October 8, 1S45. He learned the 
trade of butcher in his youth. He followed 
t: his trade and farming at Houlton, ^Nlaine. In 
? politics he is a Prohibitionist. He is a mem- 
\ ' her of the ]Mcthodist church of Houlton. and 
I has been treasurer and steward. He is a char- 
I- tcr member of Houlton Grange. No. 16, Pat- 
l rons of Husbandry, of which he has been mas- 
f tcr for several terms. He married, in 1874, 
[ Laura Chandler, born in Green Bay. ]ilichigan, 
September 28, 1S53. -''^ is a member of the 
f JNIethodist church and of the Women's Chris- 
\ tian Temperance Union and a charter member 
I of the Houlton Grange. James Chandler, her 
[ father, was born at Presque Isle, and is be- 
[ lieved to have been drowned in the Mississippi 
I river. He was a carpenter by trade. He mar- 
1 ried Sarah Gilman, born in Maine in 1827, 
I died at Houlton, 1903. Children of Mr. and 
Mrs. Chandler: i. Lizzie, married Henry 
Fisher, of Council Grove. Kansas, a farmer; 
she is living in Seattle ; children : Laura E. 
and Charles Fisher. 2. Laura, married George 
Francis ]\[erritt, mentioned above. 3. Lowell 
E., a painter and paperhanger of Houlton; 
married Maggie Mcllroy, of Benton, New 
Brunswick; children: Linnie F., married 
George H. Mooers, of Ashland ; Hazen J., a 
surveyor of Houlton. 4. Rachel, died aged 
ten years. Children of George Francis Mer- 
ritt : I. Herbert Lincoln, born June 16, 1875; 
educated in the Houlton high school and 
Ricker's Classical Institute. 2. Lillian Ray, 
born November 20, 1876; graduate of Ricker's 
Classical Institute; school teacher at Yankton, 
C'regon. 3. Albert Grayson, born April 4, 
1878; graduate of Ricker's Classical Institute 
and of the Houlton Business College; a farmer 
at Floulton ; meiriber of the Houlton Grange, 
the Modern Woodmen of America, the Free 
Masons and Odd Fellows ; plays in the Houl- 
ton band and orchestra. 4. Frank Chandler, 
born July 2, 1879; graduate of the Houlton 
Business College; secretary of Congressman 
Guernsey, Washington, D. C. ; member of the 
Odd Fellows ; married Mabel B. Hibschman, 
of Ambler, Pennsylvania. 5. Flora Augusta, 
married Oren Alleland Glidden (see Glidden 
III). 6. Fannie Fern, born August 31. 1891 ; 
graduate of the Houlton high school. 

(\'I) li|ihraim Higgins, sun of Timothy 
Higgins (q. v.), was born in 1775, at Standish, 
Maine. He married (first) Rebecca Higgins, 
of that town. He married (second) Mary 
Thomas, born in Standisli, died there Novem- 
ber 3. 1S18. Children: Ephraim, married 

Abbie , who is now living at Buxton, 

Maine; Bradford, a farmer in Standish; Isaiah, 
mentioned below ; Lucinda, flied at Standish. 

(VII) Isaiah Higgins, .son of Ephraim Hig- 
gins, was born at Limingtoii, Maine. October 
2j. 181S, died in I'resque Isle in June, 1900. 
He was a farmer. He married, at Pownal, 
Maine, Xuvembcr 12, 1841, Hannah Stubbs, 
born in Cunil)erlanil, Maine, November 12. 
1823. Children: I. ]\Iary. born July 2J, 1843; 
married (first) A])ril 29, 1861, in Maysville, 
Josejih Vance, born July 4, 1S38, at Caribou, 
died July i, 1862, in New r)rlcans. a soldier 
in the Fifteenth Maine Regiment; married 
(second) Jerry Dempsey, born in St. John, 
New Brunswick, January 13, 1840; children: 
Elbridge Allen Dempsey, born September 15, 
1S65, and INIary Emma Dempsey, born Au- 
gust 29, 1S81, married Clarence \Mnte, farmer 
of Caribou, and has children : \'elma, \'esta 
and Grover White. 2. Nancy S., born Septem- 
ber 29, 184^, married Henry Chase Glidden 
(see tSlidden II). 3. Abbie McDuff, born at 
North Yarmouth. July 22, 1850, died July i, 


The Christie families of this 
CHRISTIE country are probably all of 

Scotch-Irish ancestry. There 
were several pioneers of this family among 
the early Scotch-Irish pioneers in London- 
derry, New Hampshire, prominent in New 
Boston, and other towns in the vicin- 
ity, and related it is though.t to the New Bruns- 
wick family mentioned below. 

(I) Jesse Christie was born about 1770, at 
Sheffield. New Brunswick, died at Parish 
P>right. in that province. He married Esther 
Burpee, born in Sheffield, died at Parish 
Bright. The Burpees settled early at Rowley, 
Massachusetts, and were doubtless related. 
Children: i. Thomas, a farmer, died at Bear 
Island, New Brunswick. 2. Joshua, died at 
Washburn, Maine; married Deborah Estey ; he 
was a farmer. 3. James, died at Temperance 
Vale, New Brunswick; was a blacksmith. 4. 
Peter, mentioned below. 5. George, died at 
Parish Bright ; was a farmer ; married Lydia 
Clark. 6. John, died at Salmon River, New 
Brunswick; was a millwright. 7. Jeremiah, a 
taimer, died ai Parish Bright; married Diana 
. 8. I^Iary, died at l\arish Bright; mar- 




ried Tyler Coburn. a farmer. 9. Elizabetli, 
married Archie I'lemnioii, a fanner. 10. liei-i- 
sibath, married Tlioinas i'asant, a farmer. 11. 
Agues, married William Clark. 

(II) Peter Christie, son of Jesse Christie, 
was born at Sheffield, New r.runswick, Febru- 
ary 14, 1795, died at Parish Bright, August 4, 
1876. He came to Parish Bright with his 
father, when he was a young man, and fol- 
lowed farming there. lie was deacon of the 
Congregational churcli for many years. He 
married Ollie Parent, born January 7, 180S, 
died at Parish Bright, April 7, 1878. Chil- 
dren, all born at Parish Bright: i. Jeremiah, 
born ]\Iay 30, 1830, died in \\'i:-con5in ; was a 
shoemaker; married Barbara Sheridan, of 
Parish Bright, now living in St. John, New 
Brunswick; children: Oliver P., a lumber- 
man in Wisconsin; Mary C>live, married 

Hethington, of Grand t^ke. New 

Brunswick, resides at St. John, a merchant. 
2. I\Jary, born in 1833. died in 1849. 3. John 
Tennant, mentioned below. 

(III) John Tennant Christie, son of Peter 
Christie, was born at Parish Bright, New 
Brunswick, July 6, 1837, died there August 29, 
191 1. He was a fanner in his native town all 
his active life. In religion he was a Coagie- 
gationalist. He married. June 15, 1858, Cath- 
erine [NIcFarlane, born in Perthshire, Scotland, 
June 28, 183S. came with her parents to New 
Brunswick in 1S56, settled in the parish of 
Douglas. Sh.e is a member of the Congrega- 
tional church. She is now living with her son, 
mentioned below. Children of John Tennant 
Christie, all born at Parish Bright: i. Isabel 
Coburn, born 2vlarch 2;^, i860; married Thomas 
Morehouse, of Parish Bright, living now at 
Morehouse Corners, York county, New Bruns- 
wick, a farmer; she is an Episcopalian; chil- 
dren: Moses Burt, died young; Oliver, a 
farmer. Parish Bright; Walter Earl, died 
young; Kenneth. 2. Peter Daniel, born Au- 
gust 30, 1862; married (first) Ellen Jones, of 
Jones' Mill, New Brunswick; children: Celia 
Beatrice, married Henry Brewer, painter. 
Parish Douglas ; Stella Mae, married Freeman 
Gilby, farmer. Peter Daniel married (second) 
Jane Estey ; children: Lydia, F'rances, Lillie 
Campbell, died young. 3. Alexander Herbert, 
born February 23, 1S65; married (first) Jane 
Brewer, of Parish Bright ; married (second) 
Gertrude Flammond, of Mapleton, Maine; 
children by first wife : Ralph ; Alice Catherine ; 
Flarold James, a machinist, Gjeenfield, Alassa- 
chusetts; child by second wife, Louis Free- 
man. 4. Jessie Ellen, born March 3, 1867, died 
July 27, 1869. 5. Jessie, born March 23, 18G9, 
died April 14. 1913; married John Inch, of 
Parish Bright; children: Ernest and Walter. 

6. Walter Robert, mentioned below. 7. luhii 
T., born September 29, 1873; uiarried Lizzie 
Currie; resides on the homestead at Parish 
Bright; daughter, Annie ^lynle, born 191 1. 
8. Lockwood B., born November 2, 1875; mar- 
ried Mrs. Amy (Picket) Bostwick, of St. John, 
New Brunswick, and had Iva Sutton, born 
1911. 9. Lillie Campbell, born May 1, 187S, 
died July 7, 1900; married Henry Dayton, a 
miller in the west. 10. William Wedderbuni, 
born August 16, 1883; resides at Fairbanks, 

Alexander Alcl-'arlane, father of Mrs. 
Christie, was born in Scotland, 1806, died at 
Parish Douglas, 1876. He came to this coun- 
try with six children and settled on a farm in 
Douglas. In politics he was a Liberal ; in re- 
ligion a Presbyterian. Tie married Ellen 
Campbell, born and died in Scotland. Chil- 
dren of Alexander McFarlane: i. Catherine, 
married John Tennant Christie, mentioned 
above. 2. Jeanette, born }ilay 24, 1841, in Scot- 
land; married Andrew Steen, of Douglas; she 
died April 30, 191 1 ; he was a farmer. 3. Wal- 
ter, born August, 1843, died May 7, 1S95 ; a 
manufacturer; married Jane Haines; she lives 
in Fredericton. 4. John, born 1845; resides at 
Castle Bright on the homestead, unmarried. 5. 
Alexander, born 1847, ^^^^ 1894; married 
Henrietta Foster, of Douglas; resides on the 
homestead. 6. William R., born 1849; married 
Lucy Gill, of Gibson, New Brunswick ; he died 
in 1876; she lives at AVoodstock. Alexander 
McF'arlane married (second) Jane McClellan, 
born in Scotland, died in Douglas, leaving no 

Walter ^IcFarlane, father of Alexander Mc- 
Farlane, was born and died in Scotland. He 
was a farmer. He married Catherine Clark, 
born and died there also. Children of Walter 
^JcFarlane: i. Peter, died at Douglas: married 
(first) ^Margaret White, (second) Helen Gra- 
ham. 2. Alexander, mentioned above. 3. 
Jeanette, born in Scotland ; married Andrew 
Ryan, a blacksmith, native of Scotland. 4. 
Agnes, married Neil McNorton, a farmer ; 
came from Scotland. 5. Mary, died in Scot- 
land ; married William Russell, a longshore- 

(IV) Walter Robert Christie, son of John 
Tennant Christie, was born at Parish Bright, 
York county. New Brunswick, September 6, 
1S71. He attended the public schools there, 
and assisted his father on the homestead until 
1890 when he removed to Presque Isle, Maine. 
Three years later he bought a farm of one 
hundred acres and to that he has added by pur- 
chase three hundred acres more. Most of his 
four hundred acres is under cultivation. His 
farm is located two miles from the village. In 



pdlitics he is a Republican. He attends the 
Calvinistic Eiaptiit church, and is a member of 
Trinity Lodge, No. 130, Free and Accepted 
Masons, of Presque Isle, and of Aroostook 
County Grange, Patrons of Husbandry, of 
IVesque Isle. He married, September 5, 1894, 
at ^laysville, Zellah -Jane Kitchen, born at 
Jacksontown, New Brunswick, August 20, 
1S75. She attended the public schools there 
and taught mu.-ic before her marriage. She is 
a member of the Calvinistic Baptist church, of 
the Ladies' Aid Society, of the Grange and the 
Hospital Aid (see Kitchen II). Children, 
born at Presque Isle: i. Jessie Fay, born No- 
vember 17, 1895, died November 28, 1896. 2. 
Thelma Fay, born May 19, 1899; student in 
the high school. 3. Dorothea ]\Iac, born De- 
cember II, 1906, died December 14, 1906. 

(The Kitchen Line). 

(I) Henry Kitchen was born at Parish 
Bright, New Brunswick, in 1S03, died at Jack- 
sontown, in tliat province, in 1SS7. He was a 
farmer there all his life. He married Harriet 
Spur, born at St. John, died at Jacksontown. 

Children: i. Lina, married JMcGraw, 

a school teacher of Jacksontown. 2. William, 
mentioned below. 3. Mary Ann, married Fred 
Estey, a farmer. 4. Martb.a, resides at Wal- 
tham, Massachusetts; married Benjamin 
Estey, cousin of Fred Estey. 5. Burpee, re- 
sides at Brockton, ^Massachusetts ; foreman of 
a shoe factory; married Carrie Richardson, of 
Deer Island, New Brunswick. 6. Herbert, a 
farmer, Jacksontown, unmarried. 7. Fannie, 
married Alfred Smith, cotton mill employee, 
Marysville, New Brunswick. 8. Carrie, mar- 
ried, in 1912, David Edson, shoemaker, Cam- 
pello, ^lassachusetts. 

(II) William Kitchen, son of Henry Kitchen, 
was born at Jacksontown, New Brunswick, 
June 6, 1845, died at Presque Isle, September 
16, 1901. He married. March 6, 1S73. Mary 
Hetty Estey, born at Jacksontown, December 
22, 1S45 (see Estey II). She resides with her 
children at Caribou and Presque Isle. William 
Kitchen was a farmer at Jacksontown and 
Presque Isle, a Republican in politics, a mem- 
ber of the Calvinistic Baptist churcfi and of 
Maysville Center Grange. Children, born in 
Jacksontown: i. Hannah IMaud, born March 
9, 1874; married Herbert Lincoln Calkins, of 
Presque Isle, now of Littleton, Massachusetts, 
a Baptist minister ; child, Louise Estey, born 
January 2, 1905. 2. Zellah Jane, married Wal- 
ter Robert Christie (see Christie IV). 3. \'ilah 
May, born April 24, 1877: married Carl Lc-lie 
Smith, of Presque Lie, now of Jennings 
Lodge, Oregon, foreman in a caiming factory. 
4. Llerbert Winslow, born October u, 1S7S; 

married Annie S. Greenlaw, of Presque Isle, 
and had Alice Maryland, born l''ebruary 9, 
1908. 5. Minetta Joy, born April 14, 1880; 
married, December 30, 1908, Thomas Jeli'er- 
son Ramsdell, a Baptist minister. Caribou, and 
had Ruth Evangel, born September 7, 1911. 
6. John Colby, born December 18, 1S81 ; re- 
sides at Bull's Run, Oregon, merchant and 
[lostmaster, unmarried. 7. Alva Newman, 
born September 7, 1SS3; married Ella B. Clif-. 
ford, of Portland, now of Presque Isle, retail 
store dealer ; children : Doris Isabel, born Jan- 
uary 14, 1909; Geneva Ethel, September 2, 
1910; Theodore Hawks, September 26, 1911. 
8. Eva Blanche, born January 10, 18S6; mar- 
ried Merle Roy Smith, of Maysville; lives at 
Presque Isle, a farmer ; child, Irving Kitchen 
Smith, born July 31, 1912. 9. William Beverly, 
born May 24, 1890; married, June 21, 1913, 
Marion Flicks, of Portland, Maine; sales agent 
there for the Cntlerwood typewriter. 

(I) Endicott Estey was born December 9, 
1777, died August 15, 1S48. He was a farmer 
in Jacksontown, New Brunswick. His wife 
Hannah was born February 14, 1781, died 
February 24, i8f5o. Children: i. William Bev- 
erly, mentioned below. 2. Alary E., born De- 
cember 17. 1806, died November 30, 18S4; 
married George Everett. 3. Hannah, born 
January 1, 1808. 4. John, born December 23, 
iSio. died January 5, 1886; married (third) 
Sarah True. 5. Jarvis L., born February 19, 
1813, died December 29, 1S65 ; married twice. 
6. Charlotte, born May 29, 1815. 7. Jonathan, 
born July 6, 1817, died February 8, 18S9; mar- 
ried (second) Alills, (third) Mary 

Jane Corliss, of Calais, Alainc. 8. Charles, 
born August 30, 1819. 9. Thomas E., born 
November 3, 1821. 10. Stephen, born Decem- 
ber 28, 1822; married Elizabeth Vandine. 

(II) William Beverly Estey, son of Endi- 
cott Estey, was born at Jacksontown, New 
Brunswick, November 10, 1S04, died there Oc- 
tober 17. 1876. He was a farmer; member of 
•the Baptist church. He married, December 3, 

1833, Hannah Churchill, born Alay 22, 1S14. 
in Jacksontown, died there July 10, 1S66. Chil- 
dren: I. William E., born July 30, 1834, died 
there March 27, 1910; married Margaret Gray, 
of Eel River. 2. Joseph E., born December 
II, 1S35, died at Woodstock, New Brunswick, 
April 5, 1864. 3. Charles L., born October 17, 
1837, died at Knoxford, New Brunswick, Feb- 
ruary 28, 1891 ; married Susan Nevers. 4. 
Benjamin F., born October 19, 1839, died at 
^^'ocdstock, New Brunswick, October 12, 
1902; married Martha Kitchen. 5. Hannah 
E., born August 4, 1841 ; resides at Brookline, 



Massachusetts. 6. George H., born September 
12, 1843, died at Hartland, New r.runswick, 
January 16, 11)07. 7- Mary Hetty, born De- 
cember 22, 1845 ; married William Kitchen 
(see Kitchen 11). 8. Sarah A., born Decem- 
ber 28, 1847; married John Hopkins. 9. Hen- 
rietta A., born INIarcli i, 1850; married foshua 
Churchill, of Woodstock, New Brunswick, 
now of Aniesbury, Massachusetts. 10. Fred- 
crick M., born March 28, 1S52. died July 4, 
1852. II. Alice ]\1., born September 9, 1S54, 
died April i, 1862. 12. Jennie E., born No- 
vember 10, 1857, died March iG, 1901 ; mar- 
ried William Shii'prell. 

Most of the Iliggins families 
IlIGGINS of Elaine are descendants of 

Richard Higgins, of Plymouth 
and Barnstable, a sketch of whom appears else- 
where in this work. Some of his descendants 
settled at Standish, ]Maine, and vicinity. In 
the Saco ^"alley we find some Higgins families 
of Scolch-lrish ancestry. 

Higgins, descendant of Richard Hig- 
gins, lived at Indian Point, Maine, and died 
there. He was a farmer and carpenter. He 
married twice. Childrenby first wife : i.Reuel, 
died at Iillswortb., )>lainc ; was a singing school 
teacher, and later in life a ship carpenter; 
served four years in the civil war; married 
Adeline Hale, sister of Adelia C. Hale, men- 
tioned below. 2. Sophia, resides at Raleigh, 
North Carolina. 3. Bethany, died in ]\lassa- 
chusetts. 4. Andrew Jackson, mentioned be- 
low. He married (second) Hittie and 

'had Fenlawn (Fenelonrj, carpenter and mer- 
chant. Bar Harbor. 

(II) Captain Andrew Jackson' Higgins, son 

of Higgins. was born at Indian Point, 

Mount Desert island, about 1839, died at Ells- 
worth, Alaine. 1906. He was a sea captain, 
sailing to foreign ports. In politics he was a 
Democrat. He was a member of Legonia 
Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. 
Ellsworth; a Royal Arch ^Nlason, and a Knight 
Templar. He married Adelia C. Hale, born 
at Sedgwick, Maine, 1846, and now lives in. 
Ellsworth, in that state. She is a member of 
the Baptist church and of the Order of the 
Eastern Star of Ellsworth. Her father was 
born in England, died in Sedgwick. He was 
a farmer, carpenter and soldier in the civil 
war. Children of her parents: i. Eliza, died 
at Sedgwick; married Jonathan Penney, of 
Blue Hill. 2. Amanda, died at Sedg^vick ; 
married Joseph Hntchins. who had a livery 
stable there. 3. Sarah Jane, died at North 
Brooklin Settlement, Maine ; married Adams 
Herrick. of Sedgwick, farmer and carpenter. 
4. Hattie, died at Ellsworth; married Paul 

Custer, of lUue Hill, owner of a shipyard. 5. 
Adelia C, married Andrew Jackson Higgiu>, 
mentioned above. 6. Charles, a sea captain. 
7. George, resides at Ellsworth, a retired sea 
captain, afterward a fish-packer in Eastport, 
Maine; served in the navy in the civil war. 
Children of xAndrew Jackson Higgins: i. 
Charles, born at Ellsworth, died young. 2. 
Schuyler, born 1875, at Ellsworth; married 
Lena Jones, of Manchester, New Hampshire; 
resides at Ellsworth, of which he is city mar- 
shal ; member of the Senior Order, United 
\Vorkmen of America ; children : Kenneth, 
\\'endell. Earl and another son. 3. Percy 
Elmer, mentioned below. 

(Ill) Captain Percy Elmer Higgins, son of 
Captain Andrew Jackson Pliggins, was born 
at Ellsworth, December 2S, 1SS6. He attended 
the public schools of his native town and grad- 
uated from the Ellsworth high school in 1905. 
He entered the University of Maine, from 
which he was graduated in 191 1 with the de- 
gree of Bachelor of Laws. Pie is a member of 
the Pi Alpha Delta fraternity of the law school. 
He began to practice law in Ellsworth. After 
a year he located at Limestone, where he has 
since practiced. In politics he was formerly a 
Republican, now a Progressive. He is at pres- 
ent tax collector in Limestone, !Maine. He 
was tax collector of Plantation No. 8 of Ells- 
worth in 191 2. Pie attends the Baptist and 
Methodist churches, but is an Episcopalian. 
He is a member of Lejok Lodge, No. 9-0, Inde- 
pendent Order of Odd Fellows, of Ellsworth, 
and served as right supporter of the vice grand 
noble. He is a member of the Harvest Home 
Grange, Patrons of Plusbandry, West Ells- 
worth, INIaine. He was formerly a member of 
the Knights of King Arthur and of the Daugh- 
ters of Liberty and Junior Order of United 
American Workmen. Fie married, November 
5, 1913, in Caribou, Flarriet Orcutt Boulier, 
born at Fort Fairfield, December 24, 18S6. 
She w-as educated in the Limestone public 
schools and ]\Ielrose high school, -Massachu- 
setts. She was a nurse in Melrose two years 
and a school teacher in Limestone one year. 
In religion she is an Episcopalian. 

Solomon Boulier, father of Mrs. Higgins, 
was born at Fort Fairfield, June 4. 1843. ^^^ 
resides at Limestone, a hotel proprietor, agent 
for fertilizers, bookkeeper. In politics he is a 
Democrat. He is a member of Presque Isle 
Lodge. Free and Accepted ]\Iasons. He en- 
listed in June, i8^>i, in Company C, Fifteenth 
Regiment Maine \'olunteer Infantry, and was 
transferred to the First Maine Battery, serv- 
ing through the Shenandoah campaign under 
General Sheridan. He was discharged in Sep- 
tember, 1864. He married Ada Orcutt, born 



June 28, 1845, in Passadumkeag, ivlaine, died 
at Limestone, Maine, November 10, 1910. She 
was a communicant of the Protestant Epis- 
copal church. Children: Fern ; }ilildred, died 
aged fourteen years; Harriet Orcutt, married 
I'crcy Elmer Higgins, mentioned abo\-e. 

Thomas Boulier, father of Solomon P.oulier, 
was born in New Brunswick, 1786, died at 
Fort Fairfield, Maine, 1884. He wa? a general 
jobber in Fort Fairfield for many years. In 
politics he was a Democrat. In religion he was 
a Koman Catholic. He married Harriet Cyr, 
born in France in 1S06, died at Fort Fairtield, 
1889, a Roman Catholic in religion. Children 
of Francis Boulier: i. Francis Xavier, born 
1838, went to .Australia during the gold excite- 
ment and never returned. 2. .\mos, born 1841, 
died at Fort Fairfield : was a farmer ; enlisted 
in 1861 in Company G, Fifteenth iNIainc Regi- 
ment and served three years in tlie civil war. 
3. Solomon, mentioned above. 4. Thomas, 
born 1S45; farmer. Fort Fairfield; married 
Sai-ah Campbell. 5. Flora, born 1847 : married 
John Vasseur, of Madawaska, a farmer. 6. 
Joseph, born 1850, died at Fort Fairfield; en- 
listed in Company G, Fifteenth Regiment and 
served three years. 7. Mary, born 1852; mar- 
ried Thomas Tardy, of Madawaska, now a 
farmer in \'an Biiren. 8. Philip, died in Mars, 
Maine; enlisted in Company G, Fifteenth 
Regiment; married (first) Jane McDonald, 

(second) — ' Leverett. 9. Denot Elizabeth, 

born May 6, 1852 ; married Samuel C. Alurphy, 
harnessmaker, Fort Fairfield. 10. ]vlitchell or 
Michael, served in Company C, Fifteenth 
Regiment. 11. Anthony, died aged nineteen 
years. 12. Annie, married Roland Howard. 

The surname Guernsey, 
GUERNSEY Garnsey or Garnsy, as it was 
spelled interchangeably in 
the early records, is taken from the name of 
the Isle and the family undoubtedly originated 
in the Isle of Guern-ey. Henry Garnsey set- 
tled at Dorchester, Massachusetts, as early as 
1655, and was admitted a freeman in i6(jo. 
John and Joseph Garnsey settled in Milford, 
Connecticut, about 1639. Both seem to have 
had sons Joseph. Joseph Garnsey removed to 
New Haven, where he was living in 1647 and 
finally to Stamford, where he and his descend- 
ants lived for many years. He or his son 
Joseph married, 'May 11, 1659, at Stamford, 
Rose Waterbury, and had Joseph, born June 
30, 1662, settled at Stamford; John, born May 
23, 1697, resided in \\'aterbury. 

(I) John Guernsey, the immigrant ancestor, 
came from the Isle of Guernsey and settled at 
Milford, Connecticut, where he probably died 
soon after 1659. Children : Joseph, born about 

1640-50, married, at Milford, April 10, 1673, 
Hannali, daughter of Samuel Cooley Sr., and 
had Joseph, John and Hannah (also given 
Sarah) ; John, mentioned below. 

(II) John (2) Guernsey, probably the son 
of John (i) Guernsey, and certainly of this 
family, was born about 1650, died at Rehoboth, 
Massachusetts, March 31, 1722. His wife 
Elizabeth died April 11, 1714, at Rehoboth. 
He married (second) at Rehoboth, August 16, 
1716, Sarah Titus. Among his children were: 
John, mentioned below; Ebenezer, married, at 
Rehoboth, January 19, 1709-10, Mehitable 
West; Elizabeth, married, ]\Iay 6, 1703, James 
Boweu, at Rehoboth; Mary, married, Septem- 
ber 3. 1713, Samuel Hicks, at Rehoboth. 

(HI) John (3) Guernsey, son of John (2) 
Guernsey, was born about 1690. He married 
(first) October 14, 1714, at Rehoboth, Judith 
Ormsbee, who died August 2j, 1715. He mar- 
ried (second) at Rehoboth, June 6, 1717, Eliz- 
abeth Titus, who died April 11, 1771. Child, 
born at Rehoboth, of first wife: Beriah, born 
September, 1715. Of second wife: John, born 
February 7, 171S-19, died February, 1718-19; 
John, mentioned below : Oliver, born Septem- 
ber 27, 1722; Elizabeth, April 23, 1725; Solo- 
mon, 1727; Mary, February 22, 1731 ; Sarah, 
May 15, 1735- 

(IV) John (4) Guernsey, son of John (3) 
Guernsey, was born at Rehoboth, ^lassachu- 
sctts, January 4, 1719-20. He married, ^^lay 
13, 1742, Lydia Healey. Children, born at 
Rehoboth : Amos, born ^larch 31, 1743 ; Lydia, 
September 25, 1745, died young; Oliver, men- 
tioned below; Lydia, January 12, 1747-48; 
William, January 11, 1749-50; Hannah, De- 
cember 30, 1752; Ruth, June 18, 1754: Esther, 
May 22, 1756; Lois, July 5, 1758; John. May 
7. 1760; Samuel, October 3, 1762; David, 
March 30, 1764; Jesse, April 9, 1766: Mary, 
January f>, 1768. 

(V) Oliver Guernsey, son of John (4) 
Guernsev, was born at Rehoboth, Alassachu- 
setts, July 5, 1846. Pie removed to Richmond, 
New Hampshire. He was a farmer. He mar- 
ried Rachel Ware. Among his children v.'as 
Benjamin, mentioned below. 

(VI) Benjamin Guernsey, son of Oliver 
Guernsey, was born at Richmond, New Hamp- 
shire, October 2^,, 1775. He became a farmer 
and a tanner at Effingham, New Hampshire. 
Children by first wife: Samuel, mentioned be- 
low: John^Ware: Mary Ann; Eunice; Sarah 
Jane. Child by second wife: Elizabeth Gil- 

(\'II) Samuel Guernsey, son of Benjamin 
Guernsey, was born at Effingham, New Hamp- 
shire, in 1S03, died at Bangor, Elaine, October 
22, 1873. He spelled his name Garnsey, as 



most of the preceding generations lui'l done, 
though we liave used the present spelhng 
throughout for the sake of uniformity. In 
every generation various forms of spelling pre- 
vailed in different branches of the family. He 
studied law in the office of Judge Bailey, at 
Wiscassct, Maine. At the age of twenty-four 
he was admitted to the bar and began to prac- 
tice law in Bangor in partnership with Judge 
Chandler. He practiced law until 1S37, win- 
ning honorable distinction at the bar, and was 
connected with many important case^. Ln 
1837 he entered upon a mercantile career in 
the dry goods business, in partnership with 
J. C. White and continued until a few years 
before he died. He \vas a member of the First 
Baptist Church of Bangor and for many years 
one of the deacons. He married, about 1S26, 
Eliza A. Nicholas, of \\"iscasset, born in that 
town in 1S07. Children: i. Horace H., born 

1830, died soon. 2. Thomas H., born May 26, 

1831, died in Boston in 1SS4; married Caro- 
line Helen Hoadley. December 14, 1S66; she 
resides near New Haven, Connecticut ; he 
graduated at Colby College. Waterville, 3.1aine, 
and was a member of the Penobscot bar and 
member of the legislature of Maine in 1865-66 
and a member of the judiciary commitLee in 
that legislature ; served on the staff of Gov- 
ernor Samuel Coney during part of the civil 
war with the rank of lieutenant-colonel : later 
practiced law in Boston and New York. 3. 
Edward, born and died in 1S33. 4. Isabelle, 
born October 24, 1834; she married Edward 
T. Hornblower, and resides at .\rlington, Mas- 
sachusetts. 5. Edward Hersey, mentioned be- 
low. 6. W'illiam A., born 1S39, died in New 
York City, October 6, 1S75; enlisted October 
4, 1 861, mustered in as a private November 
16, promoted to sergeant October 27, iS()2. in 
the Second Louisiana Regiment ; promoted 
captain of Company J, Second Regiment 
Louisiana Infantry, October 14, 1S63 ; mus- 
tered out with rank of captain !\rarch 26, 1865. 
7. George H., born 1843, ^''^^ 1^53- 

(\'ni) Edward Hersey Guernsey, son of 
Samuel Guernsey, was born June 10, 1837, at 
Bangor, Maine, died at Hot Springs. Arkansas, 
January 19. 1SS4. He was educated in the 
' public schools of Bangor. He was engaged 
in the clothing trade at Dover, Maine, before 
the civil war. He went to the front as sutler 
of the Sixth Elaine Regiment and afterward 
became sutler of the Si.xth Army Corps. .A.t 
the close of the war, in 1865. he and George 
Norcross, of Bangor, fitted out an expedition 
at New Orleans to explore for oil in Texas. 
Later he engaged in the nickel-plating business 
in New York City and continued until 1S72, 
when he went to the state of Tolima, Republic 

of Colombia, South .\merica, and engaged in 
gold mining until 187S. After he returned 
from South .-\merica in 1S78 ho became a hotel 
proprietor in Boston, in partnershi[) with 
Zacharias Favour, anrl at the same time was 
engaged in railroad construction in Wyoming. 
In 1S83 he made another trip to South Amer- 
ica to attend to his mining interests, was ill 
when he returned and never reco\ered. In 
politics he was a Republican. He was a Free 
Mason. He married Hannah ]\Iorse (Thomp- 
son ) I'V'ss, born at Sangerville, Maine, April 
20, 1S33, died at Dover, Maine, June 18, 1908 
(sec Thompson \TII). Children: i. .Anna 
Belle, died April 18, 1864, at Washington, 
D. C, aged two years eight months. 2. Frank 
Edward, mentioned below. 3. Samuel James, 
born May i, 1867, in Dover; a professor in 
Harvard University; married Drisilla Camp- 
bell, of New Brunswick; they reside in Arling- 
ton, Massachusetts. 4. Edwin Grant, died at 
Dover, October 2, iS'V), aged one year five 

(IX) Frank Edward Guernsey, son of Ed- 
ward Hersey Guernsey, was born at Dover, 
Maine, October 15, 1865. He attended the 
public schools of his native town and Foxcroft 
Academy. In the fall of 1S85 he entered the 
Bucksport (East Maine) Seminary. .A year 
later he became a student in the Wesleyan 
Seminary at Kent's Hill, Maine, and remained 
until June, 1 887. In 1884 he was graduated 
from the Eastman Business College at Pough- 
keepsie, New York. He started in business, 
May 12, 1884. in the hardware store of Sawyer 
& Gifford, at Dover, and was a clerk there 
until August 15, 1885. After leaving the 
Kent's Hill Seminary, in 1887, he began to 
study law in the office of Hon. W. E. Parsons, 
of Foxcroft, and was admitted to the bar in 
September. 1S90. Since then he has prac- 
ticed law at Dover. In politics he is a Repub- 
lican. In September, 1890, he was elected 
treasurer of Piscataquis county, was reelected 
twice, serving in this office until December 31, 
1896. In 1S91 he was elected town agent of 
Dover and was reelected each year for sixteen 
years, serving until 1908. Fle represented the 
towns of Dover. Sangerville and Parkman two 
terms in the state legislature, 1S97-99, and was 
state senator in 1903. In September, 1908, he 
was elected to the sixtieth congress to fill a 
•\-acancy caused by the death of ex-Governor 
Llewellyn Powers. He was reelected and 
served in the sixty-first, sixty-second and sixty- 
third congresses. His term expires in March, 
191 5. He is a member of the Sons of the 
American Revolution, of the Military Order 
of tlie Loyal Legion, of the Piscatarjuis Club 
of Dover and Foxcroft, of the Tarratine Club 

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of Fiangor, the Army and Navy Club. W'a^Ii- 
iiigton, and the Cokniibia Country Club, Wash- 
ington. He attends the Methodist church, lie 
i.s president of the Piscataquis Savings Bank, 
elected in 1905. and was previously a trustee, 
also a trustee of the Kineo Trust Conii)auy of 

He married. June 16. 1897, at \'inal Haven, 
.Maine, Josephine Francis Lvford (see I.vford 
\]I). She attended the \'iri:d Haven schools, 
the Bucksport Seminary and the Maine Wes- 
leyan Seminary at Kent's Hill, from which she 
graduated in 1887. She is a member of the 
Daughters of the .-\merican Revoltition. The 
only child of Frank Edward and Josephine 
Francis (Lyford) Guernsey was Thompson 
Guernsey, born at Dover, February 17, 1904. 

(The Thompson Line). 

(I) James Thompson, the immigrant ances- 
tor, was one of the original settlers of W'o- 
burn, Massachusetts, coming in W'inthrop's 
company in 1630. He probably settled first in 
Charlestown; according to tradition he was of 
the party that landed at Salem in June, 1630. 
He was born in 1593, in England, and his wife, 
three sons and one daughter came with him to 
this country. His coat-of-arms is identified 
with that of Sir \\'illiam Thompson, a London 
knight, and it is probable that he came of tliat 
family. He and his wife were admitted to the 
h'irst Church of Charlestown, August 31. 1633, 
and in December, 1633, he was made freeman. 
In December, 1640, he was one of the thirty- 
two men who subscribed to the noted town 
orders for W'oburn, and he was one of the first 
in the town. He was on the first board of 
selectmen, and served in that office nearly 
twenty years with short intervals. In 1650 he 
was commissioner to carry the votes for town 
officers to Cambridge. He owned much land, 
and probably disposed of most of it before his 
death, as it was not mentioned in his will. He 

married (first) Elizabeth , who died 

November 13, 1643. He married (second) 
Februar} 15, 1^44. Susanna Blodgett. widow 
of Thomas Bkidgett, of Cambridge. She died 
February 10. i6-6i. He died in W'oburn in 
ifiS2. (Children: James, Simon, Olive. Jona- 
than, perhaps another daughter. 

(II) Simon Thompson, son of James 
Thompson, was born in England. He can:e to 
Woburn with his father, being made freeman 
there in 1648. He was one of the purchasers 
of Chelmsford, Massachusetts, and was one of 
the seven wlio met to arrange some form of 
local government. It is said that he was fir-t 
town clerk of Chelmsford. He died in May, 
I'^iSS, within three years of the formation of 
the new town. He married, December 19, 

i'i.)3. ill Wolinin, Ma;y i\m\vv>i:, daughter of 
iJhvard C'i.>n\i r^c. Slie m.irricil (second) 
h'ebruary i, hk'io, Jnhn Sheldon, of i'.illerica. 
Children: John, Sarali, James, mentioned be- 
low ; -Mary, .Aim, Rebecca. 

(III) James (2) 'I'lirimpson, son of Simon 
lliumpMin. w.i- born in W'oburn, Massachu- 
setts, March jo, 1649, and was the only son to 
reach manlinod. He a.ssisted in the care of 
the mill of his grandfather, Edward Converse, 
living with his uncle, Samuel Converse, until 
he came ul age, after hi.s father's death. He 
married (first) January _7, 1674, Hannah 
Walker, who died l'"ebruary 4, 1686. He mar- 
ried (second) .Ajiril 13, i(kS7. Abigail Gardner,