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Adams, George Moulton, 11 

Adams, Faller, Man and Ware, Note, 395 

Address of the President, ix 

Allen, Query, 203 

Alvord, Note. 306 

Amherst, N. H., Marriages by the Rev. Jere- 
miah Barnard at, 235, 378 

Ancestry and Descendants of Rev. John Wil- 
son of Boston, Mass., 36, 127 

Andover, New Hampshire, Note, 307 

Bailey, John of Haddam, Conn., and Some of 

His Descendants, 60 
Bailey-Smith, Note, 201 
Ball, Ailing of New Haven, Conn., and His 

Descendants, 118 
Basset, Query, 202 
Bellamy, Matthew of New Haven, Conn., and 

His Descendants, 338 
Benjamin, Query, 95 
Bigsly, Query, 203 
Blanchard, Query, 310 
Book Notices, 98, 206, 314, 400 

Abbott's Descendants of George Abbott of 

Rowley, Mass., 98 
Adams's Lee's Centennial, 213 
Albree's A Blight on Boston, 210 
Albree's Charles Brooks and Hia Work for 

Normal Schools, 315 
Alexander's James Wilson, Patriot, and 

the Wilson Doctrine, 209 
Alexander's St. John Genealogy, Descend- 
ants of Matthias St. John, 402 

Allen's Descendants of William Scott 


Hatfield, Mass., and of John Scott 
Springfield, Mass., 102 

Alumni Record of Drew Theological Semi- 
nary, 215 

Ames's Story of Lovewell's Fight, 106 

Ames's The May-Flower and Her Log, 318 

Anagnos, Michael — Memorial Publication, 

Annual Proceedings Pennsylvania Society 
of Sons of the Revolution, 1905-^, 107 

Annual Report of the American Histori- 
cal Association for the Year 1905, 214 

Annual Report of the Ontario Historical 
Society, 215 

Arms and Pedigree of Kingdon-Gould of 
New York and Georgian Court, Lake- 
wood, N. J., 206 

Arms and Pedigree of Seymour of Payson, 
Illinois, 208 

Avery's A History of the United States 
and Its People, 403 

Bailey's Lineal and Collateral Pedigrees of 
Descendants of Samuel Slaughter, 208 

Bailey's Paternal Pedigree, y8 

Balch's Balch Genealogica, 400 

Baldwin's The Revolutionary Journal of 
Col. Jeduthan Baldwin, 209 

Band of Botsford, 210 

Bartlett's Ancestry and Descendants of 
Rev. John Wilson of Boston, Mass., 313 

Book Notices — 
Bartlett's The 
England, 99 

Belcher Families in New 

Batcheller's The Commercial Club of Bos- 
ton, Organized Nov. 7, 1868, 104 

Baxter's A Memoir of Jaques Cartier, Sieur 
de Limoilou, 103 

Bay State Historical League,* Publication 

Benton's David Benton, Jr., and Sarah 
Bingham, their Ancestors and Descend- 
ants, 99 

Benton's A Notable Libel Case, 214 

Bernau's International Genealogical Di- 
rectory, 402 

Blodgett's A&ahel Blodgett, of Hudson and 
Dorchester, N. H., 99 

Boardman's Ancestry of Jane Maria Green- 
leaf, Wife of Francis Joseph Boardman, 
Hartford, Conn., 401 

Boardman's Ancestry of William Francis 
Joseph Boardman, Hartford, Conn., 400 

Bodge's Soldiers in Bang Philip's War, 
Third Edition, 212 

Bolton's Clement TopILff and His Descend- 
ants in Boston, 20b 

Bolton's ToplifiPs Travels, Letters from 
Abroad in the Years 1828 and 1829 by 
Samuel Topliflf, lOi [400 

Brigham's History of the Brlgham Family, 

Bruce's Social Life of Virginia in the Seven- 
teenth Century, 404 

Bulletin of the University of South Caro- 
lina, No. VIII, Part II, War Records, 320 

Calhoun's Litchfield County Sketches, 211 

Cambridge Historical Society Publications, 
Proceedings, 1905-6, 214 

Canadian Year Book for 1906, 106 

Cary's The John Cary Descendants, Bulle- 
tins 1, 2, 99 

Cary's The John Cary Descendant3, Bul- 
letin 3, 314 

Celebration of the One Hundred and Fifti- 
eth Anniversary of Trinity Episcopal 
Church, Fishkill, N. Y., 1906, 105 

Centennial Celebration of Birth of Robert 
E. Lee, 315 

Chamberlin's Line of Descent of tho Branch 
of the Chamberlin Family reprosente-i 
by Abner Chamberlin, 400 

Clark's The Ancestors of My Children an? 
Other Related Children, 206 

Coddington's The Coddington Family, 401 

Cole's The Winship Family in Amsrica, Wi 

Congdon's Waterman, Illinois Year Book, 
1905, 405 

Conn's History of the New Hampshi?-: 
Surgeons in the War of the Rebt-Uion, 21? 

Connecticut at the World's Fair, ^06 

Constitution and By-Laws, Officers and 
Members of the Ohio Society of New 
York, 1907, 320 

Crosby's A Biographical Sketch of Eight 
Generations of Hoopers in America, 314 

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Index of Subjects. 

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Book Notices — 

Daughters of the American Revolution, 
Samuel Ashley Chapter, 320 

Davies's Papers and Addresses, 216 

Davis's A Search for the Beginnings of 
Stock Speculation, 108 

Davis's The Conflscation Laws of Massa- 
chusetts, 213 

Dedication of the Equestrian Statue of 
Miijor-General Charles Devens and of the 
Monument to the Soldiers of Worcester 
County, 401 

Denuison's The Dennison Family of North 
Yarmouth and Freeport, Maiue, 1)9 

Diocei^e of Ma-^sachusetts — One Hundred 
and Twenty first Annual Meeting, 1906 

Dorchester Historical Society — Catalogue 
of Civil War Relics, 316 

Dorcliwster Historical Society Catalogue of 
the Stark Collection of Antiquities and 
Curiosities, 316 

Dorchester Historical Society— Fowle's Pa- 
per on the Old Dorchester Burying 
Groanu. 316 

Dorchester Historical Society— Stark's His- 
tory of the Old Blake House, 316 

Early Records of the Town of Providence, 
R. I., Vol. XIX, 211 

Ellis's and Morris's King Philip's War, 213 

Eno's The Puritans and the Indian Lands, 

Eustis's Williara Tracy Eustis, 403 

Elagg's A Guide to Massachusetts Local 
Hi.>tory, 317 

Floyd-Jones's Thomas Jones, Fort Neck, 
Queen's County, Long Island, 1695, and 
His Descendants. 206 

Forty-second Annual Fair of the Wey- 
mouth Agricultural and Industrial So- 
ciety, 1906, 105 

Foster's The Graves We Decorate, Storer 
Post, No. 1, Department of New Hamp- 
shire, Grand Army of the Republic,Por(^- 
mouth, N. H., 404 

Gates's Silas Gates of Stow, Mass.. and the 
Descendants of His Son, Paul Gates, of 
Ashby, Mass., 206 

Gay's Farmington Two Hundred Years 
Ago, 211 

Gibson's An Old Berwickshire Town — His- 
tory of the Town and Parish of Green- 
law, 211 

Goodell's Address of Greeting from the 
Essex Institute to the Lynn Historical 
Society, 316 

Grand Chapter of Maine, Vol. XII, Part 1, 

Grand Commandery of Maine, Vol. VIII, 
Part V, 107 

Grand Council of Maine, Vol. VI, Part 1, 

Grand Lodge of Maine, Vol. XXI, Part 1, 

Green's Genealogical Notes of the Green 

Family, 314 
Greene's History of Boothbay, Southport, 

and Boolhbay Harbor, Maine, 210 
Greenlaw's Inscriptions from the Old 

Cemetery at Sudbury, Mass., 317 
Griffin's Select List of Works Relating to 
. Taxation of Inheritances and of Incomes, 
: 216 
Hackett'a Captain Thomas Tingey, U.S.N., 

Ballock's The Hallock-Holyoke Pedigree 

and Collateral Branches in the United 

States 100 
Hart's The Wilson Portrait of Franklin, 

Earl Grey's Gift to the Nation, 315 
Hills Family Genealogical and Historical 

Association, 12th Annual Report, 100 
Hills's The Parentage and Engl'sh Pro- 

Senitors of Nathaniel Coney of Boston, 
lass., 206 

Book Notices — 

Historic Guide to Cambridge, 316 
Historic Journal of the More Family, No. 

13, 207 
History of the Nineteenth Regiment, M. 

V. I., 1861-1865. 318 
Holman's Hinsdale Genealogy, 100 
Hunt's Weymouth Ways and Weymouth 

People, 212 
Inaugural Address of Hon. John T. Dug- 

gan, Mayor of Worcester, Mass., 317 
Jerry's An Open Letter to the President 

and Members of the Connecticut Histori- 
cal Society, 214 
Johnson's Woburn Records of Births, 

Deaths and Marriages, Part VII. Births, 

Jones's Address delivered at Waitsfield, 

Soldiers of the 
buried in that 



Vt., in memory of the 

American Revolution 

Town, 112 

Jones's Covert Ancestry, 99 

Jones's Jones Family of 


Lane's Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke, Kt., 205 
Lawrence's Sermon preached on the 
Twentyfir«t Anniversary of the Conse- 
cration of St. Paul's Church, Stockbridge, 
1905, 105 
Leete'8 The Family of Leete, 207 
Lefferts's American Ancestry of Marshall 

Lefferts and Mary Allen, 207 
Lega-Weekes's The Churchwarden's Ac- 
counts of South Tawton, 212 
Library of Congress 
Publications, 107, 216, 319, 405 
Card Catalog, 107 

Classification, Class O. Science, 107 
Fitzpatrick's Calendar of the Correspon- 
dence of George Washington, 319 
Journals of the Continental Congress, 

1774-1789, 405 
Lincoln's Naval Records of the Ameri- 
can Revolution, 319 
List of Discussions of the Fourteenth 
and Fifteenth Amendments, with 
Special Reference to Negro Suffrage, 
List of Works Relating to the American 
Occupation of the Philippine Islands, 
List of Works Relating to the French 
Alliance in the American Revolution, 
Morrison's Preliminary Check List of 

American Almanacs, 319 
Select List of References on Anglo- 
Saxon Interests, 107 
Select List of Works Relating to Tax- 
ation of Inheritances and of Incomes, 
Special Rules on Catalo^ng, 107 
Lindsay Family Association of America, 

Lippitt's The Rhode Island Declaration 

of Independence, 404 
Litchfield's The Litchfield Family in 

America, Part 1, No. 5, 207 
Locke's Portsmouth and Newcastle, New 

Hampshire, Cemetery Inscriptions, 404 
Massachusetts Towns, Vital Records of— 
Bradford, 316 

Dracut, 210 ■ 

Gardner. 210 
Hubbardston, 316 
Lynn. 316 
Medford, 210 
Sutton, 210 
Tempieton, 316 
West Stockbridge, 210 
Williamstown, 316 
McCollom'a History of the South Depart- 
ment, Boston City Hospital, Infectious 
Service, 104 

Index of Subjects* 

Book Notices — 

Mclntire's Address at the Dedication of 
the Dexter ifemorial Town Hail, Charl- 
ton, Mass., loi 

McMaster's A History of the People of the 
United States, from the Revolution to 
the Civil War, Vol. VI, 106 

McPike's Extracts from British Archives 
on the Families of Haley, Halley, Pike, 
etc., 206 

Meigs's McSpadden, Lore, Meigs, Glen- 
dinen, Von Bibber, Pope and Other 
Families, 100 

Memorial of the Harvard College Club of 
Ifcotj, prepared for tlie Fiftieth Anniver- 
sary of Graduation, Juue 27, I'JOG, 103 

Men of Affairs in New York, 106 

Merrill Memorial Library, 'Zlb 

Minutes of the bixty-nin'th Anniversary of 
the Springtield [lUiuoi-i] Baptist Associ- 
tion, 212 

Missouri Historical Society Collections, 
July, I'JOe, 215 

Morris's The Hale Family of Connecticut, 

Murray's The Journal of the American- 
Irish Society, 3iy 

National Year Book, National Society of 
the Sons of the American Revolution, 216 

Kelson's Samuel Hayes Pennington, '6\o 

Nichols's Genung-Gauoiig-Gauung Gene- 
alogy, 99 

Noblit's Genealogical Collections relating 
to the Families of Nobiet, Noblat, Nob- 
lot, &c., 207 * 

North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati, 
1007, 2H 

Oak's Family Register of Nathaniel Oak 
of Marlborough, 3Iass., 208 

Official Records of the Union and Confede- 
rate Navies in tlie War of the Rebellion, 
Vol. 21, 2H 

"Old Chapel," Clarke County, Virginia, 

Old Dartmouth Sketches, No. 14, No. 15, 

One Hundred and First Anniversary Cele- 
bration of the New England Society in 
the City of New York, iy06, 215 

Paine's Early American Engravings and 
the Cambridge Press Imprints, 1640-1092, 

Paine's Genealogy of the Maulsby Family 
for Five Generations, 207 

Paine's Memoir of Stephen Salisbury, 104 

Patrick's Washington's Lieadquarters and 
the Revolutionary Army at Fredericks- 
burgb, N. Y., 405 

Paxton.Mass., Burial Ground Inscriptions, 
to the end of the year ls.4'J, 105 

Perley's History and Genealogy of the Per- 
ley Family, 100 

Pickering's Nathaniel Goddard, a Boston 
Merchant, 209 •* 

Plummer's History of the Forty-Eighth 
Regiment, M. V. 31,, during the Civil 
War, 318 

Pope's Merriara Genealogy in England and 
America, 100 

Powers's Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth 
Annual Meeting of the Lake Mohonk 
Conference, 215 

Prindle's The Prindle Genealogy, 1654- 
1906, 101 

Proceedings of the Four Hundred and 
Twenty-third Quarterly Meeting of the 
Wiscasset Fire Society, 107 

Proceedings of the Bostonian Society at 
Annual Meeting, 1907, 319 

Proceedings of Grand Lodge of Free and 
Accepted Masons of Philadelphia, 1906, 

Proceedings of the Littleton Historical So- 
ciety, 215 

Book Notices — 

Proceedings of the Mo«t Worsliipful Grand 
Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons of the Commonwealth of Massa- 
chusetts, 1906, lot, 215, .319, 405 

Publications of the Colonial Society of 
Massachusetts, Vol. VIII, 103 

Publications of the Sharon Historical So- 
ciety of Sharon, Mass., April, 1907, 405 

Quarterly Publication of the Historical 
and Philosophical Society of Ohio, Vol. 
1, No. 1, 107 

Quarterly Publications of the Historical 
and Philosophical Society of Ohio, Vol. 1, 
No. 2, No. 4, 215 

Quinabaug Historical Society Leaflets. An- 
cient Perambulations of the Selectmen 
in Dudley, Parts One and Two, 317 

Quinabaug Historical Society Leaflets. 
Dedication of the Ciiarlton Town Hall, 
Parts One and Two, 317 

Quinabaug Historical Society Leaflets. 
Sturbridge in the Civil War, 317 

Qui'iby's Quinby Cliart. 314 

Randall's Genealogy ot the Descendants of 
Stepiien Randall and Elizabeth Swezey, 

Reade's The Rcades of Blackwood Hill, in 
the Parish ot Horton, StatTordshire, 101 

Register of the Lvnn Historical Society, 
Lynn, Mass., 1904, 105 

Register of the Society of Colonial Wars 
in the State of California, 1907, 319 

Register of the Society Sons of the Revo- 
lution in California, 1907, 319 

Register of the Society of Sons of the Revo- 
lution in the State of .MiS!:ouri, 216 

Report of Committee on Methods of Organ- 
ization and Work on the Part of State 
and Local Societies, from Report of the 
American Historical Association, 106 

Report of Proceedings of the Wyoming 
Commemorative Association, 1906, 405 

Report of the Twelfth Annual Meeting of 
the Lake Mohonk Conference on Inter- 
national Arbitration, 1906, 106 

Report on Ancient Earthworks and Forti- 
fied Enclosures, presented to the Con- 
gress of Archaeoloiiicul Societies, 106 

Richardson's Amos Richardson of Boston 
and Stonington, 101 

Rix's History and Genealogy of the Rix 
1" amilv of America, .iOS 

Robbins'a Thomas Treadwell of Ipswich, 
Mass., and some of His Descendants, 102 

Rodetfer's A Pioneer in International Ar- 
bitration, 403 

Schuyler-Lighthall's The " Glorious En- 
terprise," Plan of Campaign for the Con- 
quest of New France, 318 

Semi-Centennial, Pilgrim Commandery, 
No. 9, K. T., 405 

Seymour's Richard Seymour of Hartford, 
Progenitor of the Seymours in America, 

Shambaugh's A Report on the Public Ar- 
chives, 212 
Sheldon's The Conference at Deerfield, 
Mass., August 27-31, 1735, between Gov. 
Belcher and Several Tribes of Western 
Indians, 105 

Shepard's History of Saint Clark's Church, 
New Britain, Conn., and of its Prede- 
cessor, Christ Church, Wethersfield and 
Berlin, 317 

Shepardson's The Shepardson Family, 314 

Sherman's A Branch of the Sherman 
Family Descended from Philip Sherman, • 

Smith's Visits to Brunswick, Georgia, and 
Travels South, 403 

Society of Colonial Wars of the State of 
Wisconsin, Officers, Members, Records 
of Services of Ancestors, 320 


Index of Subjects, 

Book Notices- 
Souvenir of the Charles Lamed Memorial 
and the Frea Public Library, Oxford, 
Mass., 1906, 105 

Spalding's The Friendship of Dr. Nathan 
Smith and Dr. Lyman Spalding, 315 ' 

Stackpole's Mucoraber Genealogy, 314, 401 

Stanard's Story of Bacon's Rebellion, 404 

Stanford's Stanford Genealogy. Descend- 
ants of Abner Stanford, 102 

Stark Family Association, 1905, 102 

State of Connecticut, Public Document No. 
13. Keport of the State Librarian, 1%(3, 

State of Connecticut, Public Document No. 
41. Keport of the Temporary Examiner 
of Public Records, 1900, 403 

State Street. A Brief Account of a Bos- 
ton Way, 210 

Strong's Rev. George Moulton Adams, D.D. 

SuffolK Deeds. Liber XIV., 212 

Supplement to the General Register of the 
Society of Colonial Wars, »H 

Swuu's Nineteenth Report of the Custody 
and Condition of the Public Records of 
Parishes, Towns and Counties, 318 

Talcott's Records of the Ashford Congre- 
gational Church, Connecticut, 210 

Tenth Annual Report of the Peabody His- 
torical Society, 320 

Terry's Ex Libris Leaflets, No. 4. AUyn 
Hyde of Ellington, Conn., with a Review 
of An Early Connecticut Engraver and 
His Work, 104 

Todd's In Olde Connecticut, 212 

Tracy's Records of the Parish of Amity 
(now Woodbridge), Conn. Part I, 316 

Transactions of the Huguenot Society of 
South Carolina, No. 13, lOG 

Treat's Ancestry of Col. John Harvey of 
Northwood, N.H., 401 

Two Hundred and Sixty-Seventh Annual 
Kecord of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company of Massachusetts, 
1904-1905, 404 

Two Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Anniver- 
sary of the Old Meeting House in Uing- 
ham, Mass., for Public Worship, 403 

Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth 
of Benjamin Franklin. Boston, Jan. 17, 
1906, 103 

Unveiling of the Monument Commemo- 
rating the Great Swamp Fight, 319 

Vital Kecords of Bradford, Mass., to the 
End of the Year 1»49, 316 

Vital Records of Dracut, Mass.fto the Year 
1850, 210 

Vital Recordsof Gardner, Mass., to the End 
ot the Year 1S4'J, 210 

Vital Records of Hubbardston, Mass., to 
the End of the Year 1849, 316 

Vital Records of Lynn, Mass., to the End 
of the Year 1849. Volume II, 316 

Vital Kecords of Medford, Mass., to the 
Year 1850, 210 

Vital Records of Sutton, Mass., to the End 
of the Year 1849, 210 

Vital Records of V7est Stockbridge, Mass., 
to the Year 1860, 210 

Vital Records of Templeton, Mass., to the 
End ot the Year 1849, 316 

Vital Records of VVilliamstown, Mass., to 
the Year le50, 316 

Walker's Chronicles of an Old New Eng. 
land Farm, 1726-1906, 105 

Walker's Historic Uadley, 211 

Waterman's The Maine VVatermans, 102 

Wendell's The Wendell System of Per- 
petual Family Records, 315 

Wiiittier's Genealogy of the Stimpson 
Family of Charlestown, Mass., and Allied 
Lines, 402 

Widener'3 The Wideners in America, 102 

Book Notices — 

Willcox's Address before the Knox County 
Historical Society, Galesburg, Illinois, 
1906, 105 
Willis's Willis Records, 314 
WoodruflF's Proceedings of the Atlantic 
City Conference for Good City Govern- 
ment, 1906, 214 
Woods's Family of Henry Curtis of Sud- 
bury, Mass., 401 
Wright's History of the Oread College In- 
stitute, Worcester, Mass.. 215 
Wright's Thomas Tarbell and Some of His 

Descendants, 402 
Yates's The Yates Book, William Yates 

and His Descendants, 103 
Year Book. City of Charleston, So. Caro- 
lina, 1905, 104 
Year Book. City of Charleston, So. Caro- 
lina, 1906, 316 
Year Book, 1906-7. Directory of OflScers 
and Chapters of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution of Massachusetts, 
Youngs's Youngs Family, 402 
Boston Quaker, A, Note, 198 

Transcript Index, Note, 92 
Bradford, Note, 92 

Branch of the Sherman Family, A, 271 
Brown, Query, 96 

Browne and Lee Family Extracts from the 
Parish Registers of Rusper, co. Sussex, Eng., 
Bullard-Walton, Query, 398 
Bullock Family Record, A, 275 
Burbank, Note, 397 

John, Note, 307 

John of Suffield, Conn., and Some 
of His Descendants, 139 
Burr, Query, 311 

Cady, Query, 310 
Chadwick, Query, 310 
Chalfee, Query, 203 

Chapter of New Durham History, A, 359 
Charter, Ixvi 
Chidsey, Note, 307 

Churchill, Royce, Baldwin, Query, 311 
Ciaflin, William, LL.D., Ill 
Collins, Edward and John, and Their Descend- 
ants, 281 
Coney, Nathaniel of Boston, Mass., Parentage 

and English Progenitors of, 47 
Conquest of Quebec, Query, 399 
Contributors and Contributons to Vol. LXI — 
Banlett, Joseph Gardner. 

Ancestry and Descendants of Rev. John 

Wilaon of Boston, Mass., 36, 127 
Genealogical Research in England, 64, 

185, 278, 385 
Hugh Jones of Salem, Mass., and His 
Descendants, 149, 244, 354 
Bolton, Charles Kuowles. [147 

Mem'oir of Rev. Edmund Farwell Slailer, 
Brewster, Lewis W. 

A Sherburne Family Record, 82 
Browne and Lee Family Extracts from the 
Parish Registers of Rusper, co. Sussex, 
Eng., 116 
Burgess, George Canning. 

Thomas Willett of Leyden & Plymouth, 
First Mayor of New York, 157 
Carter, Cornelia M. Redington. 

John Redington of Topsfield, Mass., and 
Some of His Descendants, 225 
Corey, Deloraine Pendre. 

Memoir of William Blake Trask, 323 
Dewey, Louis Marinus. 

John Bailey of Haddam, Conn., and Some 

of His Descendants, 60 
John Burbank of Suffield, Conn., and 

Some of His Descendants, 139 
Peter Crary of Groton, Conn , and Some 
of His Descendants, 79 

Index of Subjects, 

Contributors and Contributions- 
Ensign, Charles Sidney. 

Memoir of Hon. William Claflin, 111 
Eustis, Joseph Tracy. 

Memoir ofWilliam Tracy Eustis, 219 
Fern aid, Henry Torsey. 

An Old Kittery Record, 25i 
Torsev Family, The, 375 
Fothergill, Gerald. 

Passenger Lists to America, 133, 265, 
Frost, Robert "Warner. 

Frost Family Bible Records, 222 
French, Elizabeth. 

Inscriptions from the Old Burying 
Ground, 'Meeting House Hill, Lyme, 
Conn., 75^' 
Gay, Frederick Lewis. 

Marriages by the Rev. Jeremiah Bar- 
nard at Amherst, N. H., 235, o76 
Gordon, George A. 

Proceedings of the New England His- 
toric (genealogical Society, 91, 197, 302 
Green. Samuel A. 

Lawrence Family of Groton, 276 
Greenlaw, Lucy Hall. 

Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass., 14, 120 
Hackett, Frank Warren. 

Tiugey and the Merchant Captains — An 
Incident of our West India Trade, in 
1799, 145 
Hills, Thomas. 

Parentage and English Progeniters of 
Nathaniel Coney of Boston, Mass., 47 
Jones, Matt Bushneli. 

Notes on the Diggins, or Dickens Fam- 
ily of Windsor, Conn., 142 
Keep, Helen Elizabeth. 

Hartland, Conn., Church Records, 31 
Leach, J. Granville. 

John Kedington of Topsfield, Mass., and 
Some of His Descendants, 225 
Litchfield, Wilford Jacob. 

Records of the Second Church of Scituate, 
now the First Unitarian Church of 
Norwell, Mass., 56, 172, 2»8, 372 
Morris, Seymour. 

Hale Family of Connecticut, 177 
Palmer, William Lincoln. 

Chapter of New Durham, N. H., History, 
A., 359 
Norcross, Grenville Howland. 

Alexander Kirkwood, Pensioner, 257 
Revolutionary Order, A, 353 
Sherman, Frank Dempster. 

A Branch of the Slierman Family, 271 
Smyth, Ralph D. 

Ailing Ball of New Haven, Conn., and 

His Descendants, 118 
Descendants of Matthew Bellamy, .338 
Edward and Jolin Collins and their De- 
scendants, 281 
John Evarts of Guilford, Conn., and His De- 
scendants, 25 
Steiner, Bernard C. 

Ailing Ball of New Haven, Conn., and 

His Descendants, 118 
Descendants of Matthew, 338 
Edward and |]ohu Collins and Their De- 
scendants, 2»1 
John Evarts of Guilford, Conn., and Hia 
Descendants, 'z5 
Strangers in Dorchester, Mass., 42 
Strong, Elnathaii Ellsworth. 

George Moulton Adams, 11 
Talcott, Mary Kiusbury. 

Records of the Church in Eastbury, 
Conn., 84, 190, 293, 387 
Trask, William Blake. , 

Bullock Family Record, 275 
Records of the Congregational Church in 
Wenham, Alass., 33u 
Walker, Catherine Beeton. 

Shaker Records of Harvard, Mass., 341 

Contributors and Contributions — 
Wight, Charles Henry. 

Thomas Tarbell and Some of His De- 
scendants, 70, 165, 299 
Woods, Henry Ernest. 

Family of Henry Curtis of Sudbury, 
Mass., 258 
Cook, Query, 202 
Crary, Peter of Groton, Conn., and Some of 

His Descendants, 79 
Grossman, Query, 310 
Cullum, Query, 310 
Cunningham, Note, .303 

Curtis, Henry of Sudbury, Mass., The Family 
of, 258 

Day, Query, 96 
Deaths, 108, 216, 320, 406 

See also Memoirs. 
Derby or Daby, Query, 309 
Descendants of John Bailey, 60 
Descendants of Matthew Bellamy, 338 
Descendants of Peter Crary, 79 
Descendants of Hugli Jones, 149, 244, 354 
Descendants of John Redui^xton, 225 
Descendants of Thomas Taroell, 70, 165, 299 
Dickens Family, 142 
Dorchester, Mass., Strangers in, 42 
Dunster, Wiliard and Hills, 1S6 

Eastbury, Conn., Records of the Church in, 84, 

190, 293, 387 
Emigrant Liverymen of London, Note, 92 
Errata, 110,218, 322 
Eustis, William Tracy, 219 
Evarts, Note, 307 

John of Guildford, Conn., and His 
Descendants, 25 
Everest, Note, 395 
Extracts from English Parish Records, 189 

Fairbrother, Query. 95 

Family of Henry Curtis of Sudbury, Mass., 

Financial Needs of the Society, Ixvii 
Fitzgerald, Query, 95 
Flint, Query, 310 

Rev. Henry, Note, 198 
Frost Family Biole Records, 222 
Fuller-Barnes, Query, 398 

Geer-Harris, Query, 311 

Genealogical Research in England, 64, 185,278, 

Bailey, 60 

Ball, 118 

Bellamy, .338 

Browne, 116 

Bullock, 275 

Burbanti, 139 

Collins, :jsil 

Couey, 47 

Crary, 79 

Curtis, 258 

Diggins-Dickens, 142 

Dunster, 186 

Evarts, 25 

Everest, 395 

Hale, 177 

Hills, 186 

Jones, 149, 244, 364 -"| 

Lawrence, 276 

Lee, 116 • 

Percival, 397 

Rediugton, 225 

Sherburne, 82 

Sherman, 271 

Tarbell, 70, 165, 299 

Torsey, 375 

Whitney, 395 

Wiliard, 186 

Wilson, 36, 127, 397 

Woods, 200 

Index of Subjects* 

Genealogies In Preparation, 97, 205, 313 

Ashley, 205 

Atwater, 97 

Bacon, 97 

Bagg, 97 

Bates, 97 

Beutley, 313 

Ely, 205 

Brooks, 313 

Byram, 313 

Caldwell, Coldwell, Colwell, 205 ■ - 

Chandler, 313 

Chapraim, 205 

Cornish, 97 

Covell, CovUl, 205 

Dav, 205 

Decker, 313 

Eells, 97 

Ensign, 97 

Gavet, Gavett, Gavit, Gavitt, 205 

Harrison, 97 

Haviland, 205 

Heald, 205 

Heald-H:ile, 97 

Jackmun, H6 

Lett.s, 2C5 

Merrill, 97 

Merey, 313 

Neale, 97 

Oakes, 98 

Fatten, 98 

Prince, 98 

Puffer, 98 

Russell, 98 

Satford, 97 

Selden, 2C5 

Seaman, John, 205 

Thomas, 205 

Seavey, 205 

Topping, 313 . 

Torrev, 98 

Trowbridge, 98 

Truesdell, 98 

Whitherstine, 313 
George, Sawyer, Query, 96 
Gilbert, Query, 203 

Hale Family of Conneticut, 177 , 

Hanchet, Query, 203 

Hartland, Conn., Church Records, 31 

Harvard, Mass., Shaker Records of, 311 

Hawes-Howes, Note, 200 

Hayward, Note, 309 

Hayward, Query, 310 

Henry, Query, 203 

Higgins, Query, 96 

Historical Intelligence, 97, 204, 312, 399 

California Historic Genealogical Society, 

English Research, 97, 204, 312 

Genealogical Directory, 204 

Genealugies in Preparation, 97 

Gookin Genealogy, 313 

Indian Captivities, 313 

Maine Vital Records, 312 

Narragansett Church, 313 

Old EUot, 204 

Registers Wanted, 312, .399 

Rule of Committee on Publication, 204 

Stimpsou Genealogy, 204 
Houghton, Query, 310 
Hovey, Query, 204 

Autographs : 

Adams, George Moulton, 11 

Eustis, William Tracy, 219 

Claflin, William, 111 

Slafttr, Edmund Farwell, 147 

Trask, William Blake, 323 
Portraits : 

Adams, George Moulton, 11 

Clatiin, William, 111 

Eustis, William Tracy, 219 

Illustrations — Portraits— 

Slafter, Edmund Farwell, 147 
Trask, William Blake, 323 
Indenture Between Jonathan Torreyand Philip 

French (1677), Note, 394 
Indian- English Intermarriage, An, Note, 200 
Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass., 14, 120 
Inscriptions from the Old Burying Ground, 
Meeting House Hill, Lyme, Conn., 75 

Jamestown, Note, 309 
J aqua, Query, 203 
Jenkins, Query, 203 
Johnson, Query, 95, 203 

Jones, Hugh, of Salem, Mass., and His De- 
scendants, 149, 244, 354 

Keyes, Prescott, Note, 303 
King-Norton, Query, 398 
Kingsley, Note, 95 
Kiusman-ivnowlton, Note, 201 
Kirkwood, Alexander, Pensioner, 257 

Landon-Bishop, Query, 96 i^ 

Laugton, Day, (^ue:y, 9<3 

Laughton, Day, Query, 96 

Lawrence Family of Groton, The, 276 

Lee, Query, 310 

Lee, Merritt, Query, 96 

Letter — 

Woods, Thomas, 396 
Lewis, Note, 201 
Lewis, Sawyer, Query, 96 
List of Donors to the Library, xxix 
List of Emigrant Liverymen of London in 1641, 

Note, 199 
Loomis, Query, 310, .398 
Lyme, Conn., Inscriptions at, 75 

Manners, Query, 203 .; 

Manners, Reply, 311 
Marble, Sawyer, Query, 96 
Mareen, Note, 92 
Marriages Solemnized by 
Barnard, Amherst, N. H 
May, Query, 96 
Memoirs of Deceased Members of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society- 
Adams, George Moulton, 11 

Alexander, Ebenezer, Ivii 

Claflin, William, 111 

Eaton, John, li 

Edmands, Thomas Franklin, Ixi 

Eustis, William Tracy, 219 
.Fessenden, Francis, xiix 

Garland, James Albert, Ixil 

Hovey, VVilliam Alfred, liii 

Johnson, John French, Iv 

May, Frederick Warren Goddard, xlvii 

Merriam, Charles, Ixii 

Morse, Asa Porter, Ivi 

Nichols, Francis Alanson, xlvi 

Nichols, Harry Frederick, xliii 

Scripps, James Edmund, Ix 

Slafter, Edmund Farwell, 147 

Symonds, Walter Everett, Ivil 

Trask, William Blake, 323 

Wentwortii, George Albert, lix 

Wheeler, Hoyt Henry, Ixiv 

Willett, Thomas, 157 

Woodward, Theron Royal, 1 
Mereen, Query, 96 

Merry, Query, 202 ;. • 

Mills, Query, 399 
Moulton, Query, 310 
Munsey, Query, 96, 201 
Munsou, Putt, Query, 309 

Neglected Source of Revolutionary Service, 

A, Note, 306 
New Durham History, A Chapter of, 359 
Nichols, Query, 203, 310 
Nonconformist Ministers in Essex, Note, 394 
Norton, Query, 399 

the Rev. Jeremiah 

, 1780-1829, 235, 378 

,^.,^.„ . ,„^ wM.Mt i»;;M Mgkit.-,;y«9|f.i^ ^ g B; 

Index of Subjects, 


Norwell, Mass., Records of the First Unitarian 

Church of, 56, 172, 2S8, 372 
Notes and Queries. 92, 198, 303, 393 
Notes from English Records, Note, 199, 393 
Notes on the Diggins, or Dickens, Family of 

Windsor, Conn,, li2 

Officers and Committees Appointed by the 

Council, vi 
Officers Elected by the Society for the Year 

1907, V 
Old Kittery Record, An, 254 
Olmsted, Query, 96 

Paine, Query, 203 

Pappoon-Ivory, Query, 398 

Parentage and English Progenitors of Nathan- 
iel Coney, of Boston, Mass., 47 

Parker, Query, 203 

Passenger Lists to America, 133, 265, 347 

Patch, Query, 203 

Pearson- French, Query, 398 

Pepperell, Querv, 202 

Percival, Note, 397 

Phippi-Sinborn. Query, 202 

Porter, Query, 9ri 

Porter-Uowe, Query, 202 

Pritchett, Query, 310 

Proceedings of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society, 91, 197, 302 

Queries, Note, 309 

Records of the Church in Eastbury, Conn., 84, 
190, 293, 387 

Records of the Congregational Church in "Wen- 
ham, Mass., 330 

Records of the Second Church of Scituate, now 
the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, Mass., 
56, 172, 288, 372 

Redington, John, of Topsfleld, Mass., and Some 
of His Descendants, 225 

Replies, 311 

Report of Committee to Assist the Historian, 

Report of Committee on Collection of Records, 

Report of Committee on Consolidated Index, 

Report of Committee on English Research, xx 

Report of Committee on Epitaphs, xxi 

Report of Committee on Finance, xvi 

Report of Committee on Heraldry, xx 

Report of Committee on Increase of Member- 
ship, XXV 

Report of Committee on the Library, xvii 

Report of Committee on Papers and Essays, 

Report of Committee on Publications, xviii 

Report of Committee on Sale of Publications, 

Report of the Corresponding Secretary, xxxvi 

Report of the Council, X7 

Report of the Historian— Necrology for 1906, 

Report of the Librarian, xxvi 

Report of Proceedings of the N. E. H. G. So- 
ciety, xii 

Report of the Treasurer, xxxviii 

Report of the Trustees of the Kidder Fund, 

Revolutionary Order, A, 353 [305 

Revolutionary Service, A Neglected Source of, 

Rice, Note, 308 

Richardson, Mousall, Note, 94 

Rules for Finding Days by Dates, Note, 94 

Russell, Note, 94 

Saunders, Query, 399 

Savery Genealogy. Hunt Family, Note, 309 

Sawyer, Query, 96 ■ 

Scituate, Mass., Records of Second Church of, 

56, 172, 288, 372 
Scotch Irish Settlers, Query, 95 
Shaker Records of Harvard, Mass., 341 
Sherburne, Query, 96 
Sherburne Family Record, A, 82 
Sherburne Family Record, A, Note, 201 
Sherman Family, A Branch of, 271 
Slafter, Edmund Farwell, 147 
Sloan, Nelson, Query, l,'5 
Smith, Query, 95 
Stevens, Note, 93 
Strangers in Dorchester, Mass., 42 
Stratton, Query, 398 
Sudbury, Mass., Inscriptions at, 11, 120 
Sutherland, Query, 203 

Tarbell, Note, 307, 394 

Tarbell, Thomas, and Some of His Descend- 
ants, 70, 165, 299 

Thayer, Querv, 'to, 399 

Thayer, Tayef, Note, 394 

Tiieston, Note, 308 

Tingey and the Merchant Captains— An Inci- 
dent of Our West India Trade in 1799, 145 

Topliff, Note, 201 

Torsey Family, The, 375 

Tourist's Guide to Europe, Query, 95 

Town Records, Note, 309 

Tracy, Mason, Note, 93 

Trask, WiUiam Blake, 323 

Underwood, Query, 310 

Wales, Query, 310 

Wales, Mclntire, Query, 96 

Warren, Query, 203 

Watson, Query, 95 

Wells, Query, 399 

Wenham Congregational Church Records, 330 

Whitney, Note, 395 

Wilder, Query, 203 

Willett, Thomas of Leyden and Plymouth, 

First Mayor of New York, 157 
Wills, Administrations and Abstracts- 
Adams, Francis (1647), 65 

Bentley, Richard (1049), 66 

Brinley, Francis (1721), 394 

Checkley, Ales (1640-1), 66 

Cole, Randoll (1658), 67 

Cooke, Anne (1644), 68 

Dudley, Elizabeth (1642), 66 

French, Philip (170:M), 393 

Greene, Edward (1648), 65 

Ley, Nicholas (1656), 67 

Parker, Joane (1675), 393 A 

Piatt, Edward (1661), 67 

Probee, Mathew (1717), 393 

Salter, Elizabeth (1662), 39.^ 

Sanderson, Isabell (1661), 65 

Sewill, Richard (1652), 66 

Sharpe, William (1644), 68 

Smith alias Folldshara, Adam (1616), 185 

Smith alias Folsham, Adam (1627), 186 

Smythe alias Folsom, Adam (1560), 185 

Steevens, Owen (1645), 68 
Wilson Genealogy, Note, 397 
Wilson, Rev. John, of Boston, Mass., Ancestry 

and Descendants of, 36, 127 
Woods, Note, 200, 396 

Young, Note, 396 



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JAXUAEY, 1907. 



By Eev. Elxathan Ellsworth Stroxg, D.D., of Auburndale. 

Dr. George M. Adams, who died at Auburndale (Xewton), 
Massachusetts, January 11th, 1906, was descended from an honor- 
able ancestry, some members of which were prominent in Revolu- 
tionary times. He was of the sixth generation from John^ Adams 
of Cambridge, whose son was Joseph* Adams of Cambridge (1664- 
1701), whose son John^ (1698-1725) lived in Lincoln, as did his 
son John' (1723-1809). A son of this latter John', Dr. Thomas* 
Adams, settled in Pembroke, N. H. (1761-1808), where his son 
SamueP, the father of the subject of this sketch, was born in 1790. 

On the maternal side, Dr. Adams could trace his descent from 
Jotham Moulton of York, Maine (1743-1777), who was Colonel 
of the Second Regiment of the York County Militia, in 1775, and 
afterwards a Brigadier General. He served in the Continental 
Army in New York, and in the South under Gen. Lincoln, dying 
in 1777 of fever contracted in the Great Dismal Swamp. A son 
of Gen. Moulton, Dr. Jotham, Jr., married Mary Farrar of Lin- 
coln, Massachusetts, whose grandfather, Samuel Farrar, was chair- 
man of "The Committee of Correspondence," in 1773, and had 
part in the Concord Fight when he was 6Q years of age. 

Dr. Adams's father, Samuel, was a prosperous business man in 
Castine, Maine, greatly respected as a Christian merchant and citi- 
zen. His mother was Lucy Sewell Moulton (1803-1884), daugh- 
ter of Dr. Jotham Moulton, Jr., of Bucksport, Maine, a prominent 
physician in that region. 

In this home at Castine, in which all the best traditions of New 
England were cherished, the boy was born July 7, 1824. It was 
a godly household, and its influences were orratefully recognized 
throuo^hout his whole life. The villas^e school <?ave the first rudi- 
ments of education, and the preparation for college was obtained in 
the Academy at Gorham, Maine. At Bowdoin College he was a 
diliorent student, and was erraduated with honor in the class of 1844, 
later receivin": the deofrees of A.M. and D.D., and servinoj as an 

VOL. LXI. 2 

12 George Moulton Adams. [Jan. 

Overseer of tlic College. T^nterino; Banc^or Theoloixical Semlnarv, 
he pursued his studi'js dicre for nearly two years, when, on account 
of impaired hea]r!>, it hecanie necessary for him to take a period of 
rest. He visited Euvodo in 1847, and after some time spent in 
travel, he took up his itM.dics in the universities of Germany, divid- 
ing his time between Ik'rlin, TIalle, and Leipzig. Thokick and Ne- 
ander were at that period the great luminaries in theological Ger- 
many,, and tlie young eiUi^vnt greatly erjoyed the instruction and 
friendship of these great moii. Here he mastered the German 
lan^fuaiie, of which he rctiiined ^ivQQ use throui^hout his life. On re- 
turning to the United St;ites in 1849, he resumed his theological 
studies, and couTiected liitr.^elf wi^^li Andover Theological Seminary, 
from which he was s^raduatcd in 1^50. The fjoal for which he had 
been striving had now been )-e;M*hed, and he was ready to enter upon 
the work which had seemed to him most inviting and most worthy 
of pursuit. 

His first pastorate was at Conway, Massachusetts, where he was 
invited to succeed Rev. Dr. Samuel Harris, wdio was subsequently 
President of Bowdoin Colleo:e, and later on became Professor of 
Theolos^y in Yale Universitv. Bcij-inninix his work in 1851 in a 
quiet country parish which was mo-t fav(^rable for the development 
of his powers. Dr. Adams remained tiierc eleven years, greatly en- 
dearing himself to the people of his charge. His success in Conway 
led to a call to the pastorate of the large and important Xorth Con- 
gregational Church of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which he 
served with great acceptance for eight years, from 1863 to 1871. 
On his resi2:nation of this chars^e he made an extensive tour, with 
his family, through Europe, visiting also Egypt and Palestine. On 
returning to the United States he accepted a call from the Congre- 
gational Church in Holliston, Massachusetts, which Church he served 
for sixteen years, from 1873 to 1889. All these ministries were 
fruitful in Qxerj way, redounding to the honor of him who minis- 
tered, and most of all to the honor of Him in whose name he served. 

In l'S89, Dr. Adams purposed to retire from tiie active ministry, 
and built a residence at Auburndale, Massachusetts, which was his 
home until his death. His services were often called for in the sup- 
ply of vacant pulpits, and he gave himself to a variety of literary 
employments, the most extensive of which was tlie revision of a 
Connnentary upon the Bilde, originally published under the name 
of the Biblical Museum. The work had had a large circulation, 
but, in the progress of Biblical study within the last quarter of a 
century, th.ere was need of thorough revision In the way both of 
eliminations and additions. Dr. Adnms gave the best portions of 
severaUvears to thds task. It w^as a cono^enial undertakino; for him, 
and lesulted in the publication of what was practically a new work, 
in five vohunes, entitled The Biblical Encyclopaedia. On finishing 
his task, he expressed his appreciation of the Sacred Book to the 

»-ri^«-. -jgg-^VMna^TgT-IM.'J^JvrriCTt ' iL i ft iw wv i ^ i ; ^ 

1907.] George Moulton Adams. 13 

elucidation of which he had given so much thouglit, speaking of it 
as " that Word which so grows upon the admiration of all who 
faithfully study it, which becomes ever more precious to us as we 
struggle with the mystery of life, and as we approach the mingled 
certainty and mystery of the life to come." 

It was a striking illustration of the freshness and vigor of Dr. 
Adams's mind and heart that after he had passed the bound of four 
score years, a congregation recently gathered in the hamlet of 
Waban, city of Newton, could find no one who could minister to 
them more acceptably than did this man who seemed to tliem, as 
one of their number expressed it, "neither old nor young, but just 
the right age." And so he preached and ministered to them for 
more than a year with growing favor, revising former discourses, 
writing new ones, and with all the enthusiasm of a young pastor, 
preaching what was regarded as one of his most forceful sermons 
on the Sabbath before his death. 

Dr. Adams was a man of fine presence, six feet two inches in 
height, with a ruddy face and a clear eye. His voice was notice- 
able for its mingled sweetness and power. He would not be called 
a ready conversationalist except when among his most fiimiliar 
friends. But he was genial with all, and had a merry and ringing 
laugh, with a gentle humor, so that his presence was always wel- 
come. His health was never rugged, but he knew how to care for 
what he had, and though often obliged to rest, he accomplished his 
full quota of work. He was a genuine scholar, thorough and keen- 
sio^hted, honest with himself and to others. He did nothin^x for 
show. His style as a writer was direct and clear. There was no 
obscurity in thought or expression. His sermons were usually short, 
with no repetitions, for he reasoned that having said a thing once 
there was no occasion for saying it again in the same discourse. 
His delivery was vigorous and impressive. Thoughtful and in- 
structive as were his sermons, their great power lay in the character 
which was behind them, and in the preacher's manifest sincerity ; 
for he preached, as every hearer felt, only what he himself believed. 
It is a grent gift to be able to so impress all hearers witli one's ab- 
solute sincerity. Only the sincere can do it. 

In 1852, Dr. Adams married Sarah Hills Crosby, of Bangor, 
Maine, who died in 1859, leaving one daughter, Charlotte C, who 
died in 1876. In 1862 he married Louise L. Dana, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Lois Walker Dana and a descendant of Elder Wil- 
liam Brewster of the "Mayflower." Mrs. Adams survives her 
husband, with two of their children, Alice D., who resides at Au- ' 
burndale, and Mrs. Grace M. Higgins, residing in St. Louis. 

He was a member of the Congregational Club of Boston, and 
•one of the Board of Trustees of the Fund for Liberia College in 
Liberia. Of this Board he was for years the Treasurer, giving 
freely much time and thought to the interests of the Institution. 

14 Inscriplions at Suclhiiry, Mass, [Jan. 

Dr. Adams was elected a resident member of this Society in 
1884. From 1896 until his death he was Historiographer, or His- 
torian, of the Society; and from 11)01 to 1901 he was a member of 
the Council. 

!Men of the stamp of Dr. Adams are the glory of New England. 
They give strength to our institutions ; they purify our social and 
political life ; they serve to inspire faith in man and faith in God. 
iJilay their number be multiplied more and more. 


Communicated by Lucy Hall Greexlaw, of Sudbury. 

Tpie following inscriptions are from the earliest cemetery within 
the limits of the present town of Sudbury, Mass. Tiiis is situated 
at Sudbury Centre, near the town hall and the First Parish Church, 
and was the second burial place to be established in the town, the 
first, where the early settlers were buried, being in that part of the 
town which later became Wayland. After this division of the 
town, which took place in 1780,. this was the only cemetery in 
Sudbury until the establishment of Wadsworth Cemetery at Green 
Hill, where was the grave of the men slain in the Sudbury fight in 
1675. Mount Pleasant Cemetery, at the Centre, was laid out 
about 1840, and another at North Sudbury in 1843. After the 
establishment of these other burial places, interments in the older 
yard became less and less frequent and have finally ceased. There 
are some graves in this yard marked only by common field stones, 
and doubtless there are many others not marked at all. All of the 
inscriptions are here given, the earliest bearing date of 1727, and 
it is worthy of note that less than half of these deaths are found on 
the records of the town.* 

In Memory of Mr. Asahel Balcom, who died June 19, 1815. ^t. 74. 

Id memory of Clarrissa Balcom, Daug^ of Mr. Asa &. Mrs. Adah Bal- 
com, who died April 29. 1820; yEt. 10 years & 6 months. 

Ix memory of M". Grace Balcom, Wife of M"". Jgnas Balcom : who died 
April 9, 1804: ^tatis 76. 

In memory of Harriet Balcom, Daug"". of Mr. Asa &. Mrs. Adiih Balcom, 
who died Aug*. 13, 1820; ^t. 1 year &. 6 months. 

In Memory of Mrs. Jerusha Balcom, wife of Mr. Asahel Balcom. who 

• died Oct. 22, 1815. J£t. 74. 

Sacred To the memory of Mr. Joel Balcom Who died Sep. 27, 1840, 
^t. 76. 

Here Lies Buried Y* Body of Lieu*^ John Balcom Who Departed 
This Life August Y« 28^^ AN^'OD°^ 1743 Jx Y« 74'^' Year of his 

• See Vital Records of Sudbury, Mass., to the Year 1850. Published by the New 
England Historic Genealogic£il Society, at the charge of the Eddy Towu-Kecord Fund. 
Boston, Mass. 1903. 

1907.] Insc7nptions at Sadhury^ Mass. ' 15 

Erected In memory of M^ Jonas Balcom, who died Sep*. 13*^, 1810. 

in the 76 year of his ajre. 
Here Lies Buried Y^ Body of jVP Joseph Balcom "Who Departed 

This Life Septemb"" Y« 17^^ A-D 1745 Jn Y^ 73'-^ Year of his 
. Age 
Sacred To the memory of Mrs. Luct, wife of Mr. Joel Balcom, Who 

died March 28, 1841 ^t. 69. 
In memory of M'^^ Ltdia, wife of Mr. Joseph Balcom who died Oct. 26, 

1824, iE. 26. 
Theodore B. son of Joseph & Mary Balcom, Killed by an explosion of 

the powder-6iill at South Acton Jan. 7, 1853. ^. 23 years. 
Mrs. Ruth, wife of Mr. Ephraim Barker, died Jan. 27, 1843, ^Et. 85. 
This stone marks the spot where rests the body of Mrs. Nancy, wife of 

Mr. Charles Barnes, of Lowell, who died at the house of Mr. Levi 

Smith, June 25, 1830, Aged 29 years 1 month & 1 day. 
Our Mother Mehitable Barrell, Died in Lynn, -Xm. 2, 18G9, JEt. 

68 y'rs. 
Here Lies y^ Body of Amos Barrett Son of M"" Jonathan & Mr^ Mehetebel 

Barrett of Framingham Who Died 31arch y^ 18 1751 Aged 14 years 

& 6 M« & 8 P« 
Here Lies Buried The Body of Xathan Barrett Son of M"" Jonathan & Mr^ 

Mehetebel Barrett of Framingham Who Died May y® 20 1757 Aged 

25 years & 11 Months & 2 I)^ 
Annie Barry, died Jan. 24, 1857, ^t. 84 yrs. 9 ms. 21 ds. Daughter of 

Benjamin & Anna Barry. memory of Fuancis Belcher, who died Feb. 7, 1827 : iEt. 23. 
Mrs. Mary, wife of Augustus H. Belcher, died Dec. 17, 1840, ^t. 43. 
Here lies y^ Body of M"^ Josiah Bennet he was Drowned on y® 11*^ 

day of April AD 1765 in y® 25 year of his Age. 
Here lies the body of M'^ Josiah Bennet; Who died June y^ 11*^, 1769, 

in y^ 63'^ Year of his Age. 
In memory of M^® : Piiebe Bennet (wife of M'*: Josiah Bennet,) who 

died June. 29''^: 1778. In the 78^^: year of her Ai2:e. 
In memory of Mrs. Anne, wife of Mr. Samuel Bent, & daug'. of Mr. 

Walter & Anne Haynes; who died Aug. 10, 1827: Attais 25. 
Erected In memory of Mrs. Aseneth, wife of Mr. Jasau Bent, who 

died Aug. 30, 1834 ; ^t. 51. • ■ 
Elizabeth, wife of Rey. Jacob Bigelow, died Dec. 13, 1816, aged 71 

• years.* 
Rev. Jacob Bigelow Ordained over the Church in Sudbury 1772, died 

Sept. 12, 1816, aged 73 years.* 

♦These stones are of marble and have been erected within recent yeai's. The origi- 
nal slate stones have been laid on their respective graves, and read as follows: 

In Memory of Rev. Jacob Bigklow, Pastor of the Church and Congregation in 
Sudbury, Born March 2, 1743. Graduated at Harvard College, 1766. Ordained in the 
Gospel Ministry, 1772. After a happy and harmonious connexion with the People of 
his Charge 44 years, he died Sept. 12, 1816, Jcit. 73 years. Habitual in Piety & exam- 
plary in his life & Conduct; Cheerful and active in healtli, patient & resigned in sick- 
ness; beloved & respected while living, he was followed to the Tomb with grateful 
remembrance, by his Relatives and the flock of his Charge. 

In Memory of Mrs. Elizabkth Bigelow, Relict of the Rev. Jacob Bigelow, who 
died Dec. 13, 1816 .^Et. 71.. Possessing a strict regard for virtue, and reverence for 
Religion; an unlimited and anxious kindness to her Husband and Children, and a 
benevolent spirit towards those around her, which time and sickness could not impair; 
She has left a Character, distinguished by the graces that adorn the wife, the Mother, 
the Neighbour, and the Christian. They were lovely in their lives and in their deaths, 
they were not divided. 

iji II, nimuwiimmim 

16 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. [Jan. 

EuECTED In memory of Capt. Daniel Bowker who died Jan. 31, 1822. 

^t. 92. 
Erected In Memory of Mrs. Sarah Boavker, wife of Mr. Daniel 

Bowker, who died June 28, .1813. ^t. 79. 
In memory of Henry G. son of Mr. Gardner & Mrs. Maria Bride; who 

died yept. 18, 1828: ^t. 1 year 1 mo. & 15 dys. 
Erected In Memory of Lieu*. Abijaii Briguam, who died April 2, 1814. 

^t. 76. 
Elijah Brigham, Son to John, & Caty Brigham, Died Sept : y" 7'^^ 1775. 

Aged 23 Months. 
Consecrated to the memory of Mrs. Eunice, wife of Lieilt. Abijah Brig- 
ham ; who died March 9, 1826: ^'Et. 85. 
Mr. Joseph Brigham died Jan. 12, 1842, ^t. 77. 
Mary Brigham, Daughter of John & Catherine Brigham, died March 1, 

1846, .Et. 53. 
Rebecca Wife of Joseph Brigtiam Dr.:D Jan. 11, 1S53; iE. 83 yenis. 
Here Lies Burid Y^ Body of John Brintnal Y^ Son of Zl^ Paul 

& Mr« Mary Brintnal Who Dec'' July Y^ 18^^ 1740 Age 10 

Years 8 M & 20 D 
Here Lyes Y® Body of M' : Joseph Brintnal Died June Y® 28 : 1731 

IN Y^ 49'^^ : Year of His Age 
Here Lyes Y® Body of M". Mary Brintnal, Wife to M^ Paul 

Brintnal; She Died June 24**^. 1732: Aged 27 Years. 
Mary Brintnl y® Daft^ of M"^ Paul Brintnal & Mr* Dorithy His 

Wife Who Dec^ August Y« b^^ 1740 Age 1 Year 7 M & 17 D 
Js^athan^ Brintnal Son of M"^. Paul & M". Mary Brintnal Dec*^. Sep*. y« 

14*^ 1728. in y« 4*^ Year of His Age. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of Abel Browne Son of M"^ Jotham & Mr^ 

Hepzibeth Browne Who Died Dece™ y® 7 1762 Jn y® 24 year of His 

Here Lies y® Body of Abigail Browne Daff of M'' Jotham & Mr^ Hepzi- 
beth Browne Died Dece"" y® 7 1739 Jn y® 7 year of Her Age 
Here lies y® body of M" Hepzibeth Brown wife of M"^ Jotham Brow. 

who departed this Life January y® 2 1784 in y® 69 year of her age 
In memory of Mr. Hope Brown, who died April 10. 1812 JEt. 70. 
Hopestill Brown, Esq ; Tombe 1731 

In memory of Mr. Jotham Brown, who died Feb. 25, 1798, aged 89. 
In memory of Mr. Lewis Brown, who died Nov. 7, 1851, ^t. 72 ys. 

6 ms. 
Polly Brown, youngeft Daughter of Mr Hope Brown & Ruth his wife. 

died Sept^ 7*^ 1788. Aged 26 days. 
In memory of Mrs. Ruth, wife of Mr. Hope Brown, who died March 24, 

1836 iEt. 90 yrs. 4 ms. & 7 ds. 
Sally Brown, Daught. of M'^. Hope Brown & Ruth his wife, died March 

lO*'^ 1791. aged 2 year & 7 months. 
Mrs. Sarah Brown, wife of Maj. Eli Brown & Daughter of Capt. Silas 

«Sc Mrs. Sarah Puffer, died Feb. 9, 1825 ; aged 37. 
Sarah F. Dau"" of Lewis B. & Nancy E. Brown died May 12, 1849, Mi. 

2 ys. 3 ms. & 7 days. • 

(Footstone, alone.) M 13 

Mrs. Dorcas Carr wife of John Carr, Died Oct. 29, 1840, M. 69 y'rs. 
Ezra Carr Died May 10, 1826, ^t. 50 yrs. 
Mary, his wile died Feb. 13, 1860, JLt. 81 yrs. 


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Jonx Carr Died Mar. 23, 1855, ^t. 82 yrs. 

Ruth, wife of John Carr, died Oct. 29, 185G, ag^^d 79 yrs. 

Here lyes y® Body of M". Elexor Carter Widow*. to M'". Tleazer 

Carter ; AYho died Decern^ 20^. 1765 in y« 79^^> Yo;^r :>r ikr Age. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of M"" Elezer Carter Tvho lJ'c-;x;ted This 

Life Oct^ y« 3 1758 Jn y« 70 year of His Xgii 
In memory of Mr James Carter who departed this life Fobrutiry the 28^^^ 

1795 ; ^Etatis 70. 
Miss Margery Carter Died Nov. 29, 1854, ^Et. 92. 
In memory of Mrs. Prkscilla Carter wife of Mr. Ja^i.ts Carter, who 

died Jan. 20, 1820, ^Et. 92. 
Miss Ruth Carter Died Dec. 30. 1843. lEt. 79. 
My glais is run Erected ix Memory of M'"^ Abiuail Chap, (Relict of 

the late M'^ John Clap) who was 'born Sep^ : ib^'^' 1702 ; And died 

May 2G"^ 1790 ; In the 88^*^ year of her Age. 
Here Lyes Burit-d the Bo'ly of Deiieoc. Joiix Clai', "Who Diol Nov^ t:i'3 

26^". 1735. In the 65^-^. Year [rest not accessible.] 
Erected Ix Memory of M^ John Clap, who was born March 21 ^'^ 1700. 

And died April 12^^ 1788 ; In the 89^^ year of his Age. 
Here Lies X^ Body of Silas Clap, Sox to M^ John cc M". Abigail 

Clap; He Died DEC^ Y« 11'^ 1755: ix 19'^ Y'ear of His Age. 
Here Lies Y*^ Body of M" Silexce Clap, the WiDO\y of Dea". John 

Clap She Died Jais^. Y« l5^^ 1761 : in 83'^ Y^kar of Her Age. 
Mrs. Theodorah, Relict of Peter Clark Esq. died Aug. 24, 1844, Ml. 81. 
The Wife has erected this token of respect and affection to the memory of 

her deceased husband, Daniel H. Crocker, who died May 9, 1825: 

Aged 28 yrs. & 4 mos. 
Capt. Abel Cuttixg, died Nov. 3, 1848, aged 79 years. 
Abigail W. wife of Capt. Abel Cutting, died Apr. 8, 1859, .^t. 90 yrs. 

24 ds. 
In, memory of Lovisa Cuttixg, Daug^ of Capt. Abel & Mrs. Abigail 

Cutting, who died Octr. 25, 1820. ^t. 24 years. 
Miss Susanna Cutting, died Oct. 28, 1848, aged 44 years. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of ]\Ir^ Anna Dakin AVife of M"^ Samuel Da- 
kin Who Died May y^ 7 1759 Jn y® 17 year of Her Age 
In memory of Mr. Asahel Dakix, who died June 27, 1820, Mt. 29. 
Here lies the Body of Mifs Hannah Dakin youngeft Daughter of Cap*: 
.Skmuel Dakin & M". Mercy his wife who died April 28'^: 1767 In 

the 23'': Y^ear of her Ag«. 
In Memory of Mrs. Mehitable Dakin, wife of Dean. Samuel Dakin, 

who died Nov. 12, 1816. ^t. 73. 
In Memory of Dean. Samuel Dakix, who died Jan. 23, 1807. ^t.*75. 
Capt. Abijah Dudley died Apr. 24, 1840, ^t. 46 yrs. & 4 ms. 
Amos Augustus, died Apr. 11, 1822, ^t. 9 ms. & 24 ds. 
George Gary, died Oct. 1, 1832, -Mi. 2 vs. 4 ms. & 24 ds. 

Children of Capt. Abijah & Susan R. Dudley. 
Mrs. Anna, wife of Mr. Benjamin Dudley, died Jan. 2, 1838; Aged 57 

Benjamin Dudley Died Apr. 27, 1855, -^t. 89. 
Susan R. Wife of Capt. Abijah Dudley, died June 13, 1877, M. 78 ys. 

11 ms. 
Erected to the memory of Mrs. Sybel, Wife of Mr. Benjamin Dudley; 

who died Sept. 17. 1824: ^t. 50. 

18 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. . [Jan. 

Beulah Dcttox Died Apr. 5, 1884, jE. 89 yrs. 4 mos. 22 dys. 

In memory of Mr. Freemon Dutton, sou of wSolomon & Beulah Button, 

who died Oct. 22, 184G, Mt. 22 yrs. & 4 ms. 
Leonard Dutton died Jan. 30, 18.28, aged 10 yrs. 
(Same stone.) Mrs. Betsy Dutton wife of Thomas J. Ware died March 

11, 18*6, aged 54 yrs. 9 mos. 
In memory of Rebeckaii, daughter of Solomon & Beulah Dutton, who 

died Au?. 9. 1834. J£t. 14 vs. Sz 10 ms. 
Solomon Dutton Died Nov. 29, 18G3, ^Et. 73 yrs. 8 mos. 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Lydia, wife of Mr. Loring Eaton; who 

died Aug. 5, 182G : ^Et. 29. 
Also two children of Mr. Lorins: & Mrs. Lydia Eaton, 

Charles L died Sept! 3, 1826. ^Et. 2 y^ 6 mo. ifc 22 days 

Charles L. died Oct. 5, 1826. ^t. 2 mo. & 6 days. 
In Memory of M'"^ Abigail Estabrook ; Wife to Cap*. Daniel Estabrook 

dec*^. ; she died Nov^. y*^ 23'\ 1769, in y*^ 95". Year of her Age. 
Erected In memory of Lieut. Benj^. Easterbr*^^'^ who died Sept. 12. 

1787. ^t. 80. 
Here Lyes Buried Y^ Body of Cap*^ Daniel Estabrooke, Son to 

Y"^ Rev'^ M^ Joseph Estabrooke; He Died January 7^. 1735: 

In Y^ 60^^^^ Year of His Age. 
In Memory of M'^^ Dinah Estabrook, Wife to M"^. Benj". Eftabrook; 

fhe died Oct^. y^ 7*^ 1740, in y« 21^^ Y'ear of her Age. 
In Memory of Jedidiah ; Son of M^ Benj^ & M^^ Dinah Eftabrook ; he 

died Aug*. 22^, 1740, Aged 1 Y^ 10 M, & 10 D. 
In Memory of Jonas ; Son of M"". Benj". & M^"* Dinah Eftabrook ; he died 

Sepf. y«. 24*^ 1740, Aged 10 M, & 28 D. 
Here Lies Buried Y® Body of M"^ John Eueleth Who Departed 
- This Life March Y« 16*^ A-D 174-| Jn Y« 45*^ Year of His 

In memory of Mrs. Bridget, wife of Mr. Jonathan Fairbank ; who died 

Sept. 29, 1828 ; in her 64"' year. 
M" Hannah Fairbank, Wife of M"^. Jonathan Fairbank. died Dec^. y® 7*^, 

1783. in the 20*^ year of her age. 
In memory of John Baker, son of Lieut. Eddy & Mrs. Nancy Fairbank, 

who died Dec. 14, 1825 : ^t. 3 yrs. & 7 ds. 
In memory of Jonathan, son or Lieut. Eddy & Mrs. Nancy Fairbank 

who died April 21, 1829. ^t. 8 months. . • . 

Mr. Jonathan Fairbank, died Feb. 28, 1840, ^t. 85. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of M' Simon Farnsworth Son of M'' Ezra & 

M'^^ Elizabeth Farnsworth of Groton Who Departed This Life July 

thi 11 A.D. 1752: Age 25 years 3 M & 14 D« 
Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. Tliaddeus Gaffield & Dau. of Dr. Moses Mosman, 

died Apr. 28, 1842, ^Et. 63 ys. & 33 ds. 
Adaline Daug'': of Mr. Samuel H. & Mrs. Sally Goodnowdied Sept. 20, 

1820. ^t. 6y\- 
In memory of Mrs. Catharine, wife of Mr. Daniel Goodnow, who died 

Mar. 23, 1824. Mi. 78. 
Here lies interred y® Body of Lieu*. Daniel Goodenow, who deceafed on 

y« 27^^ of May ; Anno Domini 1777- Aged 60 Years & 11 Months. 
In Memory of Mrs. Dinah Goodnow, Relict of Capt. Joseph Goodnow, 

who died April 19, 1818. JEt. 69. 

•This figure is probably 5. The stone is fallen and broken. 

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In memory of Mrs. Hepzibeth, wife of Capt. Naliiim Goodnow who died 

March 7, 1831, ^t. 49. 
In memory of An Infant of Mr. John and Mrs. Persis Goodnew, who died 

April 30, 1796. Mi. 26 days. 
James Goodnow, Son of Levi & Sarah Goodnow, died Apr. 2, 1845, in 

his 48, year. 
Erected in memory of Mr. John Goodnow, A soldier of the revolution. 

who died Oct.* 13. 1863. ^t. 101 yrs. 8 mos. & 14 ds. 
Erected In Memory of Capt. Joseph Goodnow, who died Sept. 3, 1813. 

In the 68, year of his a^^e. 
Mr. Joseph Goodnow, died June 2, 1839, ^t.*27. 
Levi Goodnow died June 19, 1812, In his 48, year. 
Here lies interred y^ Body of M" Lucy Goodenow, y® Wife of M^ Abra- 
ham Goodenow, who died Dec: y® 9*^ A Dom: 1777. Aged 24 

Years 1 Month & 18 Days. 
Martha Ellen daugh. of Joseph & Martha E. Goodnow, died Nov- 14, 

1838, ^t. 5 ms. & 8 ds. 
Capt. Naham Goodnow died March 29, 1850, ^t. 72. 
Erected In memory of Miss Persis Goodnow, Daughter of Mr. John 

& Mrs. Persis Goodnow, who died Oct. 12, 1822; JEt. 23. 
Miss Persis, daughter of Samuel H. & Sally Goodnow, died Aug. 12, 

1838, ^t. 15 yrs. 7 ms. & 11 days. 
Erected In memory of Mrs. Pirses, wife of Mr. John Goodnow, who died 

Jan. 8, 1846, ^Et. 78 yrs. & 11 ms. 
In memory of Mr. Ruben, Son of Mr. Levi Goodnow and Sarah his wife ; 

who died March 2, 1828 : in his 22"^ year. 
In memory of M". Ruth Goodenow, Widow of Lieu'. Daniel Goodenow, 

who died Nov''. 30^^^ 1786 ; in the 71" year of her age. 
Ruth Goodnow died July 28, 1856, ^t. 60. 
Sally, wife of Samuel H. Goodnow, Died Feb. 20, 1871, Aged 78 yrs. 

10 mos. 
Sally A. Goodnow, Died Oct. 22, 1874; aged 55 yrs. & 1 mo. ; 

Sally Ann Daughter of Mr. Samuel H. & Mrs. Sally Goodnow, died 

Nov. 7, 1818; ^Et. 3 y«: 
Mr. Samuel Goodnow, died Nov. 7, 1804, ^t. 69. 
Mrs. Sarah, wife of Mr. Samuel Goodnow, died Dec. 22, 1826, ^t. 92. 
Samuel H. Goodnow, Died July 22, 1839, Aged 53 yr's. 
Samuel H. Son of Samuel H. & Sally Goodnow, died Sept. 30, 1847, 

^t. 21 ys. 9 ms. 
Here Lyes Y^ Body of M" Sarah Goodenow, Wife to M^ Daniel 
r.r- Goodenow ; She Died Apkil 30^^. 1736 ; in Y« 24*^ Year of Her 

In memory of Sarah Goodnow, formerly wife of Tilly Haynes, died 

May 24, 1871, Aged 89. 
Erected In memory of Mr. William Goodnow, who died July 15, 1886, 

^t. 78 yrs. 
In Memory of M" Lydia Graham, the Wife of M'". John Graham de- 

ceafed, fhe died March y« 4*^ 1771, in y« 88'^ Year of her Age. 
Aaron Hapgood, died Feb. 14, 1843, ^t. 67. 
Sarah C. his dau. died Jan. 4, 1833, ^t. 11 yrs. 
Albert D. Hayden died April 4, 1845, iEt. 40. 
In memory of Mrs. Ann, wife of Mr. Warner Hayden, who died April 

13, 1837, ^t. 36. 

20 Inscriptions at Sudbury ^ Mass. [Jan. 

In memory of Mr. Eliab IIaydf.x, who dieil March 20, 1800 ; ^t. 40. 
Mrs. Nabby S. wife of ]Mr. Eliab Hajden, who died Feb. 2, 1834 ; ^t. 67. 
George Henry, Son of Warner & Ann Ilajden, died Dec. 25, 1845, ^t. 

14 yrs. 
Lyman Hayden died Sept. 5, 1840, JEt. 55 yrs. 5 mos. 
Mrs. Nancy G. wife of Mr. Warner Hayden, died Feb. 4, 1854, ^t. 56. 
Seliji Hayden, died May 3, 1823. ^t. 35. 

Warner Haydkn Died Feb. 18, 1870, yEt. 73 yrs. 10 mos. & 18 days. 
Mr. William Hayden, died Dec. 12, 1841, i£t. 76. 
Mrs. Hepzibetii his wife, died Nov. 1, 1822, ^Et. 54. 
In memory of Adaline, Dau<^. of Mr. John Havnes Jr. & Mrs. Susanna 

his wV% who died Jan. 2. 1826 : .Et. 6 y^ & 6 mo. 
Asahel Haynes, Died Oct. 13, 18(31, Ai^ed bd> yrs. 10 mos. 17 dys. 
In Memory of Cap'. David Haynes W^ho died Oct^ f 19'^ AD 1755, in 

y« 85^'^. Year of his Age. 
In Memory of Iveube.i Haynes sun of Mr. Israel i& Mrs. Dorcas Hayna^ 

who died Nov"^. 28, 1802, a^jed 5 mouths and 2 days.* 
In Memory of Mrs. Dorcas Haynes, wife of Mr. Israel Haynes J^ 

who died Nov"^. 3, 1802 aged 20 years 6 month^ and 22 days.* 
In Memory of Anna Haynes daug"^ of Mr. Israel & Mrs Dorcas Haynes 

who died Dec'^. 1, 1802 aged 2 years 5 mon and 9 days.* 
Erected In memory of Mr. Israel Haynes, who died Aug*. 24, 1808. 

^.t. 79. 
Here Lies Buried Y® Body of Deac'^ James -Haynes Who Departed 

This Life Octob'' Y« 15*'> A-D 1732 Jn Y« 72*^ Year of His Age 
In memory of Mr. John ^aynes, who died Nov. 21, 1829 : ^Et. 67. 
John W. Haynes died Nov. 8, 1875. ^t. 77 ys. 6 ms. 29 ds. 
In Memory of Deacon Josiah Haynes who died in Freedoms Caule y® 

19'*^ of April, 1775. in the 79th Year of his Age. 
In memory of Mr. Luke FIaynes who died Nov. 27, 1826, ^t. 64. 
Mrs. Lydia, widow of Mr. Luke Haynes, died Sept. 16, 1842, JEt. 70. 
Hsre Lyes Buried the Body of Moses Haynes Son to M'^. Josiah 

& M". Perses Haynes Aged 14 Years & 1 M°. Dec^. Aug*. Y« 

4*^ 1739 
In Memory of M" Persis Haynes Wife of Deacon Joliah Haynes who ' 

died May 21". 1770. in y« Qb'-K Year of Her AgQ. 
(Stone leaning against the wall.) Mrs. Rachel, wife of Mr. David 

Haynes died Feb. 11, 1840, ^t. 35. 
Here lies y^ Body of ^I''^ Rebekaii Hayns y® wife of M'" Aron Hayns 

who died Dec°* 17*^ 1767 in y® 35 year of her Age 
In memory of Miss Relief Haynes, daughter of Mr. Luke & Lydia 

Haynes, who died May 29, 1836; Mu 24 ys. 
Reuben son of Mr. Israel Haynes J^ & Mrs. Mary his wife died Nov'". 5 

1805, aged 1 year 8 months & 28 days. 
Haynes. Russel Haynes died Oct. 21, 1832, ^t. 54. 
Philena. hia wife, died Dec. 26, 1863, JEt. 81. ' . 

Mary, their daughter, died Jan. 18, 1834, ^t. 14. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of Mr^ Sarah Haynes Confort of y* Late 

Deacon James Haynes Dec'^ Who Died Sep* y® 13* 1756 Jn y® 87 

year of Her Age 
In memory of Mrs. Sarah Haynes, wife of the late Mr. Israel Haynes, 

who died March 22, 1821 Mt. 85. 

• Same stone. 

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Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Sarah, wife of Mr. John Ilaynes, who 

died March 3, 1826 : ^t. 61. 
In Memory of M". Tabitha Haynes, y® Wife of Capl David Hatne3. 

fhe died April y® IS''^, 1755, in y® 82'^. Year of her Age. 
In memory of Dea. Tilley Haynes, who died 2sov. 13, 1829 : ^t. 41. 

years & 1 months. 
Here lies buried y® Bod^" of M''\ Hepzibeth wife of Eniign Siluenus 

Hemenway fhe died June y® 8^^; 1765 in y® 36 year of her Age. 
Erected in Memory of Lieut. David Howe, who died Oct. 13. AD. 

1803. in the 47 year of his age. 
In memory of Elisha R. Son of Mr. David & Mrs. Betsy Huw, who died 

April 20, 1822 ; ^t. 11 weaks & 3 d. 
Erected in Memory of Mrs. Elizabeth How, wife of Cornet Samuel 

How, who died May 30, 1815. ^t. 86. 
Sacred to the memory of Col. Ezekiel Hoav, who died October 15, 

1796 aEtatis 77. 
Harry Howe, Died Oct. 10, 1827, ^Et. 39 y'rs. 
Erected in Memory of Lieut. Joseph Howe, who died July 22. 1808. 

in the 48 year of Ins age. 
In memory of Peter How, Son of David, & Abigail How. who died July 

26^*^ 1776. in y^ 19'^ year of his age. 
Rebec AH daughter of Mr Adam & Mrs. Jerusha Howe, died Jan^. 30. 

1803. Aged 3 years 9 months & 17 days. 
Erected in Memory of Cornet Sa2iuel How, who died Oct. 17, 1781; 

Erected In Memory of Mrs. Sarah Howe, wife of Mr. Ezekiel Howe, 

who died July 13, 1812. in the 53, year of her age. 
In Memory of Sibbel Howe, wife of David Howe, who died March 21, 

1818, ^t. 57. 
Warren Howe, Died Oct, 19, 1833, Aged 44 y'rs.^* 
Rebekah Hunt, Formerly wife of Warren Howe, Died June 3, 1856, 

Aged 73 y'rs.* 
Winthrop Son of Mr. Adam & Mrs. Jerusha Howe, died Jan^". 18. 1806. 

Aged 2 years & 14 days. 
Elisha Son of M''. William & M". Mary Hunt who died Nov"". y« 8*^ 

1766 Aged 19 months & 8 days. 
In memory of Joanna Sophia, Daug. of Mr. Sewall & Mrs. Sophia Hunt ; 

who died Sept. 22, 1826: ^t. 1 y^ & 5 mo. 
Mrs. Lucy, wife of Mr. Gardner Hunt, died Mar. 29, 1819 ; JEt. 26. 
Mr. Martin Hunt, died Nov. 15, 1833, ^t. 26. 
Erected in memory of Mrs. Mary Hunt, Relict of Mr. Williani Hunt, 

-who died June 13, 1811. ^t. 77. 
In Memory of Mrs. Mary Hunt, wife of Mr. John Hunt : who died Aug. 

25, 1836, Aged 56. 
Mary, daugh. of Henry and Mary Hunt, died Oct. 27, 1845 aged 1 month. 
In memory of Mr. Peter Hunt, who died May 19, 1819, Aged 42. 
Susan Daug. of Mr. Aaron & Lois Hunt, died April 2% 1822. iEt. 10 

mo. & 15 d* : 
Erected in Memory of Mr. William Hunt, who departed this Life 

April 4^^ 1802 : Aged 76 years. • 
(Monument. North side.) William Hunt died Nov. 16, 1851, aged 

76 yrs. 

* Same stone. 

22 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. fJan. 

TnAXKFUL Hunt died Dec. 9, 1808, asred 29 yrs. 

AsAHEL Hunt died in Portland, Me. Oct. 2, 1825, aged 22 yrs. 

Abel Hunt died Sept. 9, 1808, aged 3 yrs. 

Sons of Wm. & Thankf nil. Hunt. 
(East side.) Esther wife of William Hunt died Jan. 16, 1872, at^ed 

82 yrs. . ^ 

Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Mary P. wife of Rev. Rufus Hurlbut 

who died July 13, 1849, ^t. 59. . ' 

Mart Scollay Dau. of Rev. Rufus & Mary P. Hurlbut, died Dec. 13, 

1850, ^Et. 29 yrs. 
In memory of Mrs. Rebecca, widow of Mr. Stephen Hurlbut; who died 

Feb. 10, 1830: Mi. 85. 
Sacred to the memory of Rev. Rufus Hurlbut, late minister of the church 

and society in Sudbury. He was born at Southampton April 21, 

1787; and died May li, 1839 ; aged 52. 
Erected in Memory of Mr. John Ives, who died Dec. 5, 1820. J£i. 24. 
In Memorv of Katharine Johnfon : (Daughter of M^ Aaron. & M^' Xezia 

Johnfon.). who died June y^ 25^^ 1771, Aged 13 Y', 4 M, & 10 D. 
In memory of Abigail, Daug. of Mr. John and Mrs. Nancv Joues ; who 

died Oct. 13, 1825: ^t.^1 y^ 11 mo. & 13 days. 
Erected in Memory of Mr. Elijah-Jones, who died Feb. 7, 1825 : In 

the 52, year of his age. 
My Brother's Grave. Elijah F. Jones died Jan. 9, 1844, ^t. 40. 
John Jones, Died Sept. 17, 1857, JEt. 63 y'rs. 11 mo's. 
Lucy M. dau. of John & Nancy M. Jones, died July 20, 1843, JEt. 9 yrs. 

11 mo. & 20 days. 
Mehitable Jones died Dec. 25, 1863, ^t. 89. 
In memory of Nancy, daughter of Capt. Samuel and Mrs. Lucy Jones; 

who died March 20, 1830 : J£t. 3 years & 8 mo. 
Nancy M. wife of John Jones. Died Mar. 17, 1873, JEt. 77 y'rs, 8 mo's. 
Erected in Memory of Mrs. Rachel wife of Mr. Samuel Jones, who 

died Nov. 30, 1823 ; ^t. 65. 
In memory of Mr. Samuel Jones, who died Feb. 20, 1833. ^t. 75. 
Sarah A, daughter of John and Nancy Jones, died May 1, 1833 ; ^t. 

6 ys. & 8 ms. 
Abbie, wife of Levi Kendall, born in Sudbury, Mass., died in Yincennes, 

Oct. 26, 1867; ^t. 38 years. 
Newton Jones, son of Levi G. & Abbie Kendall, JEt. 15 mo's. (sic) 
In memory of Mr. Joel Knight, who died Jan. 8, 1817, ^t. 44. 
Here Lyes the Body of M" : Mary Knight the Wife of M"" Samuel 

Knight Died March 18^^ 1738 in the 30*^ Year of Her Age 
In Memory of Doctor Joliah Langdon A.M. who died Feb^. y® 24**^, 1779 ; 

.,-• ^t. 32. >. . 

Erected in memory of Mrs. Thankful, Wife of Mr William Larrabee, 

who died Feb. 20, 1826, JEt, 26. 
(Monument. West side.) David Lincoln, Died Aug. 26, 1863, ^t. 84. 
Hannah, his wife died Jan. 24, 1859, ^t. 90. 
(East side.) Isaac Lincoln died Aug. 25, 1825, JEfc. 81. 
Experience, his wife died Jan. 12, 1824, ^t. 80. 
Here lies buri'd y® Body of M". Kezia Loring, the Wife of M^ Nathan 

LoRiNG ; She Died July the 28^^ 1754 : in y« 27^^ Year of Her Age. 
Jonas Lovering Died Nov. 15, 1854, ^t. 79. 

* Same Stone. 

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Sally Lovering Died Feb. 25, 1862, M. 92 yrs. & 20 ds. 

In memory of Washington Lovering who died Oct. 13, 1851, iEt. 33. 

In memory of M""^. Eftlier Maynard, Wife of M"^. John Maynard. who died 

June 30-1796. Aged 76 years. 
Erected In Memory of Mr. Gideon Maynard, who died April 25, 

1813; ^Et. b^. 
Sacred to the memory of M^ Ifaac Maynard who died June 25*^ 1797 ; 

^tatis 50. 
Here Lyes Buried Y^ Body of M^ John Maynard, Who Died 

March 12^^ 1740: In Y« 61". Year of His Age. 
Erected To the Memory of Mr. John Maynard, who died Oct. 14, 

1809. in the 89, year of his age. 
Erected Id Memory of Mrs. Lois Maynard, Wife of Mr. Gideon 

Maynard, who died Aug. 8, 1811. ^t. 54. 
Erected In memory of Mr. Moses Maynard, who died Octr. 8, 1819 ; 

iEt. 77. 
Erected In Memory of Mr. Moses Maynard, who died Nov. 20, 1824 : 

In the 59, year of his age. 
Reuben Maynard Died Mar. 8, 1819 ; M. 6^ y'rs. 
Elizabeth his Wife died Oct. 17, 1852 ; M. 89 y'rs. 
Sally Maynard Daught. of M"". Reuben & Elifabeth Maynard. died June 

ye 24^^ 1791. aged 10 months & 4 d^ 
In Memory of M". Sarah Maynard Wife of M"". Zebediah Maynard de- 

ceafed. fhe departed this Life Sepf. y® 17'^ 1781 ; in y® 75"^^ Year of 

her Aoe. 
In memory of M": Sibbler Maynar^ wife of M'": Zechariah Maynar'^ who 

died Feb^: 15*^: 1778. In y^ 56^^: year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Sibillar, wife of Mr. Moses Maynard, who died 

Feb. 11, 1836, ^t. 88. 
Mr. W^arrkn Maynard, died Aug. 25, 1839, ^Et. 46. 
Memento mori In Memmory of M'": Zebediah Maynard who departed 

this Life Feb'": 18'*': 1775 In the 75^^: year of his*^ Age . 

Erected in memory of Mr. Zebediah Maynar'^ who died March 23, 

1822. .Et. 36. 
Here Lyes Buried Y® Body of M'" John Meed, Who Died Feb'"''. 

28^^ 17f 9 : In Y« bb''\ Year of His Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Abagail Moore wife of Mr. W'"', Moore, who died . . 

April 5, 1813. ^t. 60. 
In memory of Abigail Ann, daug. of Mr. Isaac & Mrs. Eunice Moore ; 

who died March 25, 1827 : ^t. 1 yr. 6 mo, & 7 days. 
In memory of Adaline, daughter of Mr. Martin and Mrs. Susan Moore ; 

who died Sept. 21, 1831 : ^t. 3 yrs. 8 mo. & 12 days. ' ; . H 

Mrs Ann, wife of Mr. Ephraim IMoore, died May 3, 1856, Mt 92 yrs. • ' \ M^ 
In Memory of Curtis Moore Jun. Son of Mr, Curtis & Mrs. Polly 

Moore, wlio died July 23, 1813. Mi. 1 yr. & 2 mo. 
Daniel, son of Mr. Martin & Mrs. Susan Moore, who died Oct. 30, 1821, 

^t. 14 mo^ 
In memory of Daniel, son of Mr. Martin and Mrs. Susan Moore : who 

died Sept. 9, 1831 : ^t. 6 yrs. 1 mo. and 15 days. 
Daniel C. Moore died Sept. 9, 1857, aged (j'd yrs. 
In memory of Mr. Ephrai3I Moore, who died June 11, 1835 ; Mt. 84. 
In Memory of Mrs. Eunice Moore, wife of Mr. Ruben Moore, who 

died April 29, 1817. ^t. 52 • . • 


24 Inscriptions at Sudbury^ Mass, [Jan. 

In memory of Henert, son of Mr. Luis & Mrs. Charlotte Moore who died 

July 14, 1827: ^t. 5 yrs. and 6 mo. 
Mr. Isaac Moore, died Jan. 20, 1829, ^t. 46. 
In memory of Jane Moore, Dauijhter of Mr. Curtis & Mrs. Mary Moore, 

who died Sept. 29, 1822 ; ^t 2 years 2 mo. . & 23 days. 
Lewis Moore, died May 10, 1854,- aged 71 years; 
Charlotte, his wife died April 21, 1858, aged 73 years. 
In Memory of Mary Moore, Daut. of Mr. Curtis, & Mrs. Polly Moore, 

who died July 18, 1813. ^t. 2 yr's & 7 mo. 
In memory of Mary . E, daughter of Mr. Martin & Mrs. Susan Moore; 

who died Sept. 16, 1831 ; ^t. 14 months. 
Erected in memory of Merick, son of Jesse & Martha Moore, who died 

Aug. 21, 1835; aged 21. 
In memory of Nancy Moore, Daughter of Mr. Curtis Moore, & Mrs. 

Mary his wife who died Sept. 15, 1822 ; JEt. 6 years 5 mo. & 2 days. 
Mrs. Olive, widow of Lieut. Uriah Moore, died Feb. 27, 1850, iEt. 92. 
Reuben Moore, died Dec. 29, 1848, ^^t. 77 yrs. 6 ms. 
In memory of Susan, Dau^. of Mr. Martin and Mrs. Susan Moore who 

died Octr. 14, 1821 ^t. 3 years &. 8 mo^: 
In Memory of Lieut. Uriah Moore, Who died June 25, 1799. ^t. 47 

yr's. & 5 mo. 
Mr. Uriel Moore, son of Isaac and Eunice Moore, died Nov. 2, 1828, 

In Memory of Mr. William Moore, who died March 29, 1836, Aged 89. 
In Memory of Mr. James Mosman, who died Dec. 30, 1819 ; iEt. 38. 
(Double stone.) In Memory of Doctor Moses MosmxVN, and Mrs. 

Mary Mosman, His Wife 
Doctor Moses Mosman died Aug. 15, 1817; ^t. 75. 
Mrs. Mary Mosman died Aug. 17, 1817 ; ^t. Q^. 
Sarah Mosman, Daughter of the late Dr. Moses Mosman, died Aug. 19, 

1865, ^t. 86. ' ■ 

(Stone broken. Footstone says '* M". Patience Muzzy.") 31". 174*: 

Aged 40 Years Wanting 1 Day. 
(Footstone, alone.) B M 
Asa Noyes, died Feb. 4, 1852, aged 83 years. 
In hope of eternal life Here rest the remains of Mrs. Asa Noyse, who 

died Aug. 13, 1850, aged 82 years & 7 mos. 
Memento mori In Memory of Lieu*: Daniel Noyes, who departed this 

Life Dec"^: 29^^ 1781. Aged 83 years, 8 months & 14 days. 
Here Lyks Y*^ Body of M^\ Elizabeth Noyes, Wife to M^ Peter 

Noyes ; She Died Jan^. Y« 2'^. 1739 : In Y« 38"'. Year op Her 

' Age. .: ..::: 

Here lies depolited all that was mortal, of Deac". Oliver Noyes. He de- 
parted this life Feb^. 26'*^. 1803 : JEtatis 65. 

In memory of M'": Peter Noyes, who Died March 16^^: 1772. In the 72 
year of his XgQ. 

In memory of M" Sarah Noyes, wife of Lieu*: Daniel Noyes, who de- 
parted this Life July. 24^*^: 1727. In the 29*^ year of her Age. 

In Memory of M" Sarah Noyes, 2^: wife of L^eu*: Daniel Noyes, who 
departed this Life March. 14*^ 1757. In the 46*^: year of her Age. 

In memory of Addison Osborn JEi. 28 y'rs. and Lyman Osborn -<E. 
31 y'rs. Who were blown up in the Powder Mill explosion Nov. 16, 
18G(j. EiaxTED BY ScsAN R. Sargent 

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Mr. Obadiah Osborx died Aus:. 25, 1832, J£t. 60 vs. 4 ms. 
Nelly Osborx, his wife, died Mar. 11, 1850, ^-Et. 77 vs. -i ms. 
Stephen B. Son of Addison & Susan Osborx, died May 11, 1836, ^t. 2 
yrs. 9 m*'. & 10 days. 

[To be concluded.] 



Compiled by Hon. E.vlph D. S?.iyth, and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steixer. 

1. JoHX^ Evarts, the founder of the familv of that name in New 
England, was made a freeman at Concord, Mass., JMch., 1637-8. He was 
resident there for sonit; years, during which time at least two of his chil- 
dren were hoi-n. He toot: the freeman's oath at Guilford, Conn., Feb. 5, 
1651-2, and was sued there in 1655 in two civil suits. He purchased John 
Mepham's allotment at Guilford, for £21, on July 29, 1651, and died 
May 9, 1669. In 1667 he was appointed tillingmau. He is said to have 

lived for some time in New Haven. He married first, Elizabeth ; 

and married second. May 27, 1663, Elizabeth, widow of John Parmelee, 
who died Nov., 1688. 

Children by first wife : 

2. i. JoHX,2 b. Feb. 29, 1630-40. at Concord; d. Dec. 28, 1692. 

3. ii. JuDAH, b. Oct. 27, 1642, at Concord; d. Nov., 1696. 

4. iii. Daxiel, b. 1645; d. Dec. 5, 1692. 
6. iv. James, b. 1648; d. Apr., 1682. 

V. Elizabeth, m. 1665, Peter Abbott. She was killed, by her husband, 
at Fairfield, for which offence he was tried, and executed Oct. 16, 

2. JoHx'^ Evarts (Jolin^), of Guilford, married first, Sept. 14, 1665 

Mary, daughter of Thomas French, who died in 1668 ; and married 

second, Mary, daughter of Alexander Bow of Middletown, wdio 

died Apr. 25, 1700. 

Chihlreu by first wife : 

i. Mary,=' b. Aug. 12, 1606; d. Apr. 20, 16S8. 
ii. Jonx, b. Sept. 16, 1668; d. Dec. 30, 1683. 

Children by second v.'ife : * 

iii. Haxxaii, b. Nov. 12, 1670; d. Feb. 8, 1753, at Middletown ; ra. Apr. 

1, 1696, William Bartlett of Middletown, who d. Oct. 10, 1741. 
iv. Sarah, b. June 4, 1673; ra. Apr. 3, 1700, John Moody. 
V. Elizabeth, b. 1674 ;d. Feb. 22, 1687-8. 

6. vi. Nathaniel, b. July 24, 1675; d. May, 1739. 

vli. Mehitacel, b. Feb. 25, 1678-9; m. (1) F(ib. 10, 1701, David Blach- 
ley, who d. May 3, 1712; ra. (2) Tnomns Allis. . 

7. viii. Ebexezer, b. Sept. 15, 1681; d. May 9, 1722. 

ix. Silence, b. Jan. 26, 1683-4; d. Dec, 1751 ; m. Nov. 3, 1705, Thomas 

Dowd, who d. Dec. 3, 1711. 
X. Patiexce, b. .May 14, 1689; d. 1689. 

3. JuDAir Evarts (John^) married Mary, or Mercy, born .June 6, 1648, 

daughter of AVilliam Haydeu of Killingworth. His inventory was 
filed Jan. 1, 1696-7. 

26 John Evarts of Guilford, Conn. [Jan. 

Cliildren : 

i. Mary,3 b. June 28, 1G75; d. Oct. 1, 1678. 

8. ii. Samuel, b. Oct. 4, 1678 ; d. Jan. 14, 1740. 
iii. Mary, b. May 16, 1682; d. May 2, 1688. 
iv. Eleazak, b. June 16, 1688; d. young. 

4. Daniel- Eyarts {JoJin^) married first, Mary , who died 

Mch. 31, 1G63; and married second, Mch. 4, 1663-4, Rebecca, 
daughter of Henry Dowd, who died Oct. 16, 1703. 

Cliild by first wife : 
i. Haxnah,3 5. ]vj(.ii. 29, 1663; d. 1687. 

Children bv second w^ife : 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 17, 1664; d. Aug. 16, 1668. 

9. iii. Daniel, b. Jan. 24, 1666-7; d. Aug. 9, 1751. 

iv. John, b. Sept. 20, 1669; d. unmarried, June, 1699. 

10. V. James, b. Feb. 18, 1672; d. Apr. 6, 1751. 

vi. Sauah, b. May 15, 1(575; d. Oct. 7, 1706; m. (1) Jan. 27, 1701, John 
Dudley, who d. June 24, 1703; m. (2) Feb. 6, 1705-6, Christopher 

vii. Samuel, b. Dec. 14, 1681; d. unmarried, Oct. 5, 1703. 

5. James- Eyarts (John^) married, in 16G0, Lydia, daughter of Richard 

Children : 

i. Mary, 3 b. Mch. 26, 1661; d. young. ■ " - 

11. ii. John, b. 1664. 

iii. Lydl\, b. 166- ; d. Dec. 27, 1750; m. Aug. 19, 1692, Caleb Bishop, 
who d. May 19, 1732. 

12. iv. James, b. 1667; d. Jan. 3, 1739. 

V. Joseph, b. 1669; d. Dec. 21, 1679. 

13. vi. Judah, b. 1673; d. Oct. 28, 1748. 

vii. Mary, b. May 1, 1674; d. June, 1734; m. June 8, 1694, John Munger. 
viii. Hannah, b. Sept. 23, 1677. 

14. ix. Joseph, b. Feb. 24, 1679-80; d. Dec. 21, 1767. 

X. Dorothy, b. 1683; m. Apr. 6, 1710, Samuel Munger, who d. May, 

xi. Jonathan, d. unmarried, Oct., 1696. 

6. Nathaniel^ Evarts (Jo/in,'^ John^) married, May 7, 1707, Mar- 

garet, daughter of Dr. Thomas Hastings of Hatfield, who Was born 
July 7, 1674, and died Oct. 8, 1740. He lived in East Guilford, 
where his list in 1716 was £^^. 7. 6. 
Children : 

. i. Margaret,'* b. Aug. 22, 1710; d. May 28, 1748. 

ii. John, b. Sept. 21, 170a; lived in Salisbury, Vt., in 1749, and later 
in New Haven, Vt. ; m. Oct. 2, 1734, Submit Stone. Children: 
1. Jo/tn,^ b. Apr. 30, 1735. 2. Sahmit, b. July 5, 1737; m. June 28, 
1758, Abraham Bartlett of Durham. 3. Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1739. 
4. Gilbert, b. Jan. 3, 1742; of Salisbury, Vt. 5. Luther, b. May 6, 
1744; of Salisbury, Vt. ; a Tory in the Revolution. 6. Joel, b. 
Dec. 2, 1746. 7. Daniel, b. Jan. 12, 1749. 

iii. Elljah, b. Apr. 4, 1712. 

iv. Nathaniel, b. May 9, 1719; of Salisbury, Conn., and Vt. 

V. Sylvanus, b. Mch. 31, 1721; of Salisbury, Conn., and of Vt. ; m. 
(1) Martlia lloyt ; m. (2) Elishaba Chittenden. 

7. Ebenezer^ Evarts (John,^ John^), of East Guilford, Conn., and 

Hatfield, Mass., married, Apr. 22, 1709, Sarah, daughter of John 

1907.] John Evarts of Guilford, Conn, 27 

Allis of Hatfield, who was born in 1G88, and died June, 1739. His 
list at East Guilford in 171G was £39. 18. 0. 
Children : 

1. Hannah,* b. Oct. 30, 1710; m. Oct. 30, 1728, Ebenezer Field of 

Hatfield; d. June 2, 1739. 
ii. Sarah, b. Apr. 10, 1713; m. Mch. 26, 1735, Josiab Parmelee, who 

d. Aug. 11, 1739. 
ill. Mary, b. Sept. 7, 1715; d. Mch. 4, 1730. 
iv. Abigail, b. May 12, 1718; d. Mch. 4, 1719. 
V. Abigail, b. July 19, 1720. 

8. Samuel^ Evarts {Judah^ John^), of Guilford, married first, Mch. 1, 

1711, Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew Benton, who died Juue 30, 
1734; and married second, Apr. 20, 1736, Mary Stone, who died 
Nov. 19, 1790, having married, Aug. 19, 1741, as her second hus- 
band, Samuel Dodd, who died May 24, 1757. Samuel Evarts's list 
in 1716 was £72. 7. 6. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Elizabeth,^ b. Dec. 25, 1711; d. unmarried, Dec. 16, 1734. 

ii. Mary, b. July 16, 17i3; d. unmarried, Jan. 8, 1736. 

iii. Eleazar, b. June 26, 1716; d. Dec. 28, 1804; m. Jan. 29, 1740, Han- 
nah Scrauton, who d. Aug. 11, 1791. Cliihlren: 1. Hannah,'" b. 
Jan. 20, 1741; d. Sept. 6,^1765; m. Nov. 28, 1764, Caleb Dudley, 
who d. Sept. 14, 1802. 2. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 20, 1743; d. Oct. 31, 
1813. 3. Abraham, b. Mch. 30, 1745; d. Mch. 27, 1823; m. Nov. 
11, 1773, Asenath Dudley, who d. Nov. 15, 1820; had children: 
1. Asenath^; ii. Adah; iii. Al)raham ; iv. Hannah. 4. Eleazar, b. 
May 5, 1748 ; d. Mch. 20, 1803; m. Dec. 21, 1780, Elizabeth Seward, 
who d. Oct. 5, 1802; hud children: i. John*^'; ii. Cleodalinda, m. 
Joy Benton. 5. JIary, b. Sept. 4, 1750; d. Aug. 28, 1797; m. Feb. 
27, 1771, Amos Dudley. 6. Anna, b Nov. 4, 1753; d. Aug., 1815; 
m. Apr. 8, 1787, Seth Stoue. 7. Huldah, b. Oct. 3, 1757; d. Mch. 
9, 1829; m. Dec. 29, 1776, Samuel Bristol, who d. Dec. 15, 1815. 

Child by second wife : 

iv. Samuel, b. Nov. 27, 1737; d. Dec. I, 1802; m. Aug. 19, 1761, Sarah 
Nettleton of Killingworth, who d. Oct. 27, 1827. Children: 1. 
Sarah,^ b. May 8, 1762; d. unmarried. 2. Samuel, b. Feb. 20, 
1764; went to Lake Charaplaiu; m. Nov. 29, 1784, Sarah Hall; 
had children: i. Nathan^; ii. Orpah; iii. Samuel; iv. Amos; v. 

Elsey; vi. Sarah, m. Rowe. 3. Josiah, b. 1767; a sailor; 

had no children. 4. Nathani'^l, b. Jan. 13, 1769; d. Nov. 3, 1854; 
m. Nov. 15, 1801, Julia Parmelee, who d. Sept. 10, 1849; had chil- 
dren : i. Julia^; ii. Joel; iii. Mary, ra. Hooker Dudley; iv. Lucy, 
m. George Dudley; v. Lewis; vi. Anna, m. George A. Dibble; 
vii. John Samuel. 5. Mnry, h. 1771; d. Dec. 16, 1829; m. Oct. 31, 
1790, Ambrose Benton, who d. Mch. 1, 1847. 6. Nathan, b. 1773. 
7. Jared, b. 1774; m. Mina, dau. of Reuben Parmelee. 8. William, 
b. 1782; d. Jan. 7, 1841; m. Sally Bristol ; had children : i. Sally""; 
ii. William, m. Sophronia Stevens; iii. Daniel; iv. Huldah; v. 
Clarissa, m. James Sylvester Stevens. 

9. Daniel' Evarts {Daniel,^ JoJin^) married, Oct. 1, 1700, Mary, daugh- 

ter of Christopher West. He lived in Guilford, and was listed in 

* 1716 at £66. 9. 0. 

Children : 

• i. Daniel,'* b. Sept. 12, 1701; lived at Woodbury; d. Apr. 11, 1738; 

m. Martha . Children: 1. Miriam,^ b. July 18, 1729; d. 

Aug. 23, 1799 ; m. June 4, 1751, Archelaus Parmelee, who d. Nov. 
19,^1796. 2. Manj. 3. Tnjphena, d. July 30, 1794; m. Apr. 13, 
1758, David Dudley, who d. Oct. 24, 1806. 4. Benjamin. 
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28 Jo Jin Evarts of Guilford^ Conn, [Jan. 

ii. * Samuel, b. Nov. 10, 1702 ; cl. Xov. 15, 1788 ; in. (1) May 9, 1732, Rutli 
DiuHey. m-qo d. Apr. 13, 173(5; m. (2) June 27. 1739, Rachel, dau. 
of Jared Parmelee, who d. Nov. 9, 1793. Children: 1. B.uth^' b. 
Feb. 27, 1733; m. Aug-. 18, 17o(), Josiah Bi^shop. 2. Samnd, b. 
Aug. 9, 1734: d. Mch. JG, 1817; m. Mch. 20, 1758, Leah Bishop, 
who d. June 13, 1819; had children: i. Luther,* b. Jan. 17, 1759, 
removed to Washington, N. C. ; ii. Martin, b. Dec. 18, 17G0, re- 
moved to Athens, N. Y. ; iii. Solomon, b. Feb. 24, 1763, removed 
to Mexico, N. Y. ; iv. Augustus, b. May 6, 1765, removed to New 
York State; v. Ruth, b. Dec 12. 17G9, d. unmarried, Apr. 10, 1835; 
vi. Marcia, b. May 22, 1772, in. Nov. U, 1792, Dea. William Starr; 
vii. Joel, b. June 14, 17G8, d. Dec. 20. 17G8; viii. Joel, b. Apr. 6, 
1775, d. July 27, 1839, lived in ^ladison. Conn. ; ix. Linus, b. Sept. 
10, 1777, lived in Ohio; x. Sarah, b. 1779, m. Mch. 29, 1813, Amos 
Dudley; xi. Lucia, b. Aug. 15, 1783, ra. May 3, 1807, Joseph 
Evarts, Jr. 3. EUz'theLh, b. ?Jch. 5, 173G; d. unmarried, An<r. 15, 
1817. 4. iJanid, b. Mch. 1, 1740; d. Apr., 1816; m. (1) Jan. 15, 
1789, Anne Hill, who d. Feb. 6, 1797; m. (2) Jan. 22, 1799, Mary, 
dau. of Aaron F>varts and widow of Nehemiah Kirbv; had no 
children. 5. Rach<-L b. Dec. 12, 1742; d. Dec. 31. 1813; m. Dec. 
1, 177.3, Elip'Duiet llall, who a. Apr. 9, 1803; had no children. 
ill. Bkn.jamix, b. June 14, 1704; d. voung. 
iv. Haxxah, b. July 28, 1706. 
V. Rebecca, b. July 18, 1708. 
vi. Maria, b. Sept. 'lO, 1711; d. Oct. 25, 1712. 

vii. Moses, b. Sept. 10, 1711 ; d. unmarried, at Paris, N. Y., Jan. 5, 1805. 
viii. Aaron, b. Jan. 10, 1718; d. Apr. 20, 1804; m. (1) Sept. 5, 1744, 
Sarah Rossiter, who d. Apr. 4, 1760; m. (2) Nov. 11, 1760, Joanna 
Farnura, who d. Aug. 2, 1764; m. (3) Oct. 15, 1765, Sarah Stocking 
of Middletown, who d. Dec. 5, 1801, aged i^o. Children, all hy the 
first wife: 1. Benjamin,^ h. Apr. 26, 1745; d. Dec. 17, 1819; ra. 
(1) Oct. 23, 1765, Ruth, dau. of Thomas Dudley, who d. Jan. 31, 
1768; m. (2) Nov. 1, 1769, Abigail, dau. of Daniel Bradley, who 
f d. Nov. 5, 1792, aged 49; m. (3) Feb. 3, 1793, Anna, dau. of 
Timothy Evarts, who d. Jan. 11, 1796; ni. (4) May 1, 1796, Dinah, 
dau. of Jonathan Evarts, who committed suicide, Mch. 15, 1801 ; 
m. (5) July 5, 1802, Rachel Ray of Haddam, who d. Aug. 7, 1847, 
aged 89; had children: i. Ruth^; ii. Edmund; iii. Eli; iv. Anne; 
V. Nancy, m. John McKean ; vi. Aaron; vii. Leaming; all but 
Ruth were by the second wife. 2. Dafid,. b. Jan. 23, 1748 ; d. un- 
married, in Berkshire Co., Mass., Feb. 26, 1821. 3. Sarah, b. 
Feb. 2, 1751; d. unmarried. 4. Mavy^ b. Mch. 5, 1755; d. 1824; 
m. (1) in 1789, Nehemiah Kirby, who d. 1795; m. (2) Jan. 22, 
1799, Daniel Evarts, who d. Apr., 1716. 5. Aaron, b. Mch. 24, 
1758; d. in the army, Oct. 27, 1776. 
ix. Timothy, b. Aug. 28, 1719; d. Nov. 25, 1800; m. Jan. 1, 1756, Ann, 
dau. of David Dudley, who d. Oct. 23, 1789. Children : 1. Anna,^ 
b. Feb. 19, 1758; d. Jan. 11, 1796; ra. Feb. 3, 1793, Benjamin 
Evarts, who d. Dec. 17, 1819. 2. Ruth, b. June 30, 1760; d. Oct. 
4, 1847 ; m. in 1782, Capt. Nathaniel Fowler, who d. Feb. 24, 1841. 
3. Timothy, b. Feb. 25, 1767; lived in Ohio; m. (1) Oct. 24, 1789, 
Lydia Hotchkiss, who d. Dec. 13, 1793; m. (2) Elizabeth Shell 
orParmelee; had children: i. Celestine^; ii. Horace; iii. Harriett: 
iv. Myrta; v. Horatio; vi. Erastus; the last four were by the 
second wife. 4. Rosvjell, b. Oct. 1, 1771; d. Apr. 25, 1815; ra. 
Dec. 11, 1796, Ruth Cruttenden, who d. Jau., 1856; had children: 
i. Russell; ii. Harry; iii. Austin; iv. Lyman; v. Caroline; vi. 
Eliza, m. Silas Norton; vii. Marvin, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

10. James^ Evarts {Daniel,^ John^) was sergeant in tlie Guilford train- 
band, and was listed at £85. 10. 0. in 1716. He married first, 
Hannah, or Anna, daughter of Alexander Bow of Middletown, and 
' married second Hannah, daughter of Stephen Bishop, who died 
Apr. 10, 1762. 


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1907.] Johi Evarts of Guilford^ Conn, ' 29 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth,^ b. 1705; d. Oct. 23, 1753; ra. May 20, 1724, Isaac Par- 
melee, who d. July 12, 1752. 

ii. Isaac, b. 1707; d. May 20, 1775; ra. (1) Submit , who d. 

Dec. 4, 1764; m. (2) Anne Spinning. Children: 1. Isaac,^ d. 
Jan. 22, 1801 ; m. (1) Feb. 2, 17G4. Mary Ward, Avho d. Dec. 22, 
1764; m. (2) Nov. 26, 1767, Lucy Stone, who d. Feb. 8, 1775; had 
children, by second wife : i. Frederic,** lived in New York City ; 
ii. Achsa; iii. Harvey. 2. Anne, m. June 19, 1748, Reuben Stone, 
who d. Oct. 5, 1804; d. Aug. 1, 1763. 3. Lucy^ b. 1733; d. May 
29, 1816; m. Mch. 12, 1755, Timothy Bartlett, who d. Dec. 3, 
1811. 4. iSubmit, m, June 28, 1758, Abraham Bartlett of Durham. 

5. Rebecca, m. (1) Aug. 28, 1765, Timothy ^Nluuger; ra. (2) Lorain 
Murrav. 6. Lucretia^ d. Mch. 5. 1823; ra. Dec. 13, 17G9, Joseph 

/ Crutteuden, who d. Mch. 28, 1836. 

iii. John, b. 1711; d. unmarried, Apr. 19, 1785. 

iv. Rebecca, b. 1715; m. Jan. 25, 1738, Caleb Stone, Jr., who d. July 

28, 1788; d. Sept. 5, 1795. 
v. Sybii.l, m. (1) May 14, 1744, Samuel Bristol, who d. Aug. 25, 1752; 

m. (2) Mch. 19, 1754, James Hatch of Sharon, 
vi. James, b. Sept. 15, 1729; d. Sept. 19, 1741. 
vii. Jedediah, b. Oct., 1732. 

11. JoHN^ Evarts (James,- Jolui^) married Oct. 23, 1G88, Sarah Cramp- 

ton. He was sergeant of the trainband at Guilford, and was listed 
in 1716 at £60. 17. 6. 
Children : 

i. Sarah,* b. Aug. 10, 1689 ; m. Joseph Long of Coventry. 

ii. John, b. Mch.^9, 1692-3. 

iii. Patience, b. May 2, 1695; m. Beujamin Jones. 

iv. LvDL\., b. July 6, 1699. 

V. Jere.miah, b. May 21, 1702; of East Guilford; d. Sept. 14, 1751; 

m. June 8, 1726, Jerusha Blinn. Children : 1. Jeremiah,^ b. 1726; 

d. Jan. 10, 1754. 2. Charles, b. Sept. 14, 1727; d. May 10, 1751. 

3. Jerusha, b. 1729. 4. Abner, removed to Sunderland,. Vt. ; d. 

Mch. 15, 1796. 5. Honor, m. June 5, 1751, Reuben Evarts, who 

d. Jan. 31, 1776. 6. Jesse, m. Aug. 27, 1764, Obedience Parmelee; 

had dau. Sarah, ^ b. Dec. 25, 1764. 
vi. JosiAH, b. July 14, 1705; m. Feb. 11, 1731, Ann Tyler of Haddam. 

Children: 1. Ann,^ b. Apr. 29, 1732. 2. Bosanna, b. Nov. 20, 

1733. 3. Lucy, b. Oct. 27, 1735. 4. Josiah, b. Apr. 24, 1738. 5. 

Bryan, b, Apr. 15, 1740. 6. Sarah, b. Oct. 27, 1742. 

12. James^ Evarts, Jr. (James,^ Johii^), farmer, of East Guilford, was 

listed in 1716 at £94. 15. 0. He married, Mch. 7, 1694, Mary Carter, 
who died Mch. 30, 1751. 
Children : 

i. Mary,* b. Dec. 7, 1696; d. unmarried, Mch. 8, 1788. 

ii. Jonathan, b. Apr. 12, 1699; d. Mch. 27, 1779; m. May 9, 1722, 
Hannah Gillett of Hatfield, who d. Feb. 13, 1774. Children: 1. 
Jonathan,^ b. Nov. 16, 1723; d. Jan. 16, 1795; m. May 2, 1750, 
Lucretia Parmelee, who d. Jan. 24, 1795; had children : i. Anah,* 
m. Samuel Dudley; ii. Dinah, m. Beujamin Evarts; iii. Ezra; iv. 
Olive, m. Thomas Dudley; v. Lucretia; vi. Mabel, m. Eber Nor- 
ton; vii. Curtiss. 2. Hannah, b. Oct. 26, 1726; d. Oct. 24, 1793. 
3. Lydia, b. Apr. 29, 1729; d. Feb. 23, 1740. 4. Tamer, b. Mch. 17, 
1732. 5. Ezrah, b. July 17, 1734; m. Lorain ; lived in Vt. 

6. Dinah, b. July 17, 1734. 7. Lydia, b. May 7, 1741 ; d. Mch. 16, 

iii. MiNDWELL, b. Aug. 16, 1705; d. Dec. 31, 1736. 
iv. JA.MES, b. Apr. 21, 1713; d. Apr. 6, 1721. 
v. Elinor, b. Dec. 9, 1714; m. Guild. 


John Evarts of Guilford, Conn. [Jan. 

vi. Reuben, b. Mcli. 25, 1719 ; d. July 31, 1776 ; m. Juue 5, 1751, Honor, 
dan. of Jeremiah Evarts, who ra. as her second husband, Dea. 
Thomas Stone of East Guilford. Children: 1. James^^h. May 15, 
1752; ra. Sarah, dan. of Timothy Todd; lived in Georgia and 
Sunderland, Vt. ; had one son. Rev. Jeremiah,® Tvho was secretary 
of the A. B. C. E. M. and father of Hon. William MaxwelP Evarts. 
2. Elizabeth,^ b. Dec. 15, 1755. 3. Jeremiah, b. Feb. 25, 1761. 
4. Beitben, b. Jan. 7, 1763. 5. John^ b. Dec. 16, 1765. 

vil. Elizabeth, b. Mch. 25, 1719 ; m. May 5, 1742, Abraham Turner. 

13. Judah' Evarts (James," Jo/m^), of Guilford, married, Sept. 5, 1706, 

Mary, daughter of Samuel Eggleston of Middletown, who died 

Apr.' 2, 1762. His list in 171G was £55. 10. 0. 

Children: ■■ 

i. Cvj.EB,* b. Mav 27, 1707; d. Aug. 21, 1751; m. (1) Nov. 19, 1729, 
Mindwell Cook of Wallingford, who d. Dec. 31, 1736; m. (2) in 
1740, Elizabeth Stocker. Children by first wife: 1. Jlindioell,^ 
b. Nov. 4, 1730; d. unmarried, Oct. 11, 1756. 2. Ehenezer, b. Oct. 

22, 1732; d. Nov. 18, 1765; m. Ruth Chittenden, who m. as her 
second hnsbonJ, Eber N-rtoM : had children : i. Ruth,'' b. Aug. 2, 
1757, m. May 21, 1786, Benjamin Kirkham: ii. Stephen, b. Apr. 15, 
1759; ill. Caleb, b. Dec. 28, 1761. 3. Sarah, b. Oct. 9, 1736- 
Children by second wife: 4. Caleb, h. Aug. 29, 1740; d. Aug. 21, 
1751. 5. Jiidah, b. Oct. 20, 1745. 6. Amaziah, b. June 30, 1747; 
m. June 5, 1776, widow Susannah Cruttenden; had children: 1. 
ElihuBragg^; ii. Amaziah; iii. Caleb. 7. Edicard, b. Mch. 3, 1752. 

ii. JuDAH, b. May 19, 1712; d. Aug. 8, 1744; m. May 30, 1739, Abigail 
Dudley, who d. Jan. 31, 1803, having m. Mch. 5, 1751, as her sec- 
ond husband, Samuel Meigs, who d. Sept. 1, 1751, and as her 
third husband, Ebenezer Dudley, who d. Julv 8. 1784. Children : 

I. Ambrose,'' b. Mch. 13, 1740; d. July 3, 1815; m. (1) 1764, Ruth 
Graves ; m. (2) Hannah, dau. of David Dudley, who d. Oct., 1805 ; 
had children: 1. Linus®; ii. Pierson ; iii. Lucretia, m. Meigs Ste- 
vens ; iv. Abigail, m. Thomas W. Vose. 2. Abigail, b. Mch. 30, 
1744; d. Sept. 27, 1751. 

iii. Ebenezer, b. June 11, 1720; d. before his father, 
iv. Amos, b. Sept. 23, 1725 ; m. Mch. 5, 1747, Mary Egglestou ; had dau. 
Mary^ b. Oct. 29, 1747, and d. May 16, 1785. 

14. Joseph' Evarts (James,^ Johi^) , of East Guilford, was listed in 1716 

at £47. 2. 0. He married, Apr. 21, 1713, Hannah Scran ton, who 
died Mch. 26, 1761. 

Children : ' - 

i. Joseph,* b. June 14, 1716 ; d. June 6, 1789 ; m. Nov. 15, 1734, Phebe 
Johnson. Children: 1. Lucy,^h. Oct. 19, 1741; d. Nov. 7, 1806; 
m. July 2, 1794, Rev. Amos Fowler, who d. Feb. 10, 1800. 2. 
Joseph^ d. Dec. 11, 1795; m. Mch. 20, 1776, Elizabeth Hall; had 
children : i. Joseph^ ; ii. Elizabeth. 

11. Jehiel, b. Mch. 21, 1719; of Killingworth; m. Jan. 10, 1743, De- 
borah, dau. of David Bishop. Children : 1. Nathan,^ b. Jan. 9, 
1744; d. young. 2. Jehiel, b. Aug. 9, 1746; m. Dec. 11, 1771, 
Jerusha Nettleton ; had children: i. James^; ii. Jehiel; iii. De- 
borah; iv. Jerusha. 3. David, b. Mch. 11, 1748; had no children. 
4. Joseph, b. Jan. 20, 1751. 5. John, b. Jan. 20, 1751. 6. Huldah, 
b. June 19, 1753; ra. Mch. 31, 1790, Moses Griswold. 7. Deborah, 
b. Jan. 4, 1756. 8. Jeremiah, b. Juue 14, 1758. 9. Joel, b. Nov. 
17, 1761 ; d. childless, Mch. 3, 1822; m. Lydia , who d. Jan. 

23, 1851, aged 86. 10. Hannah, b. Mch. 10, 1764; d. unmarried. 

II. Nathan, b. June 10, 1767; d. Jan., 1802; m. Tamer Kelsey; 
had children : i. David®; ii. Leonard; iii. Maria, m. Heman Frank- 
lin; iv. Lydia, m. Eli Lee. 

iii. Hannah, b. May 23, 1722; d. June 15. 1803. 
iv. Natu-in, b. Oct. 29, 1727; d. Nov., 1736. 

1907.] Hartland, Conn,, Church Records. 31 


Communicated by Helex Elizabeth Keep, of Detroit, Mich. 
[Concluded from Vol. 60, page 399.] 

Gideon Perkins. 

Elizabeth wife of Jonathan Bill Jr. 

Martin Cosset & his wife. 

Susanna wife of Thomas Jones of Barkhamsted. 

Daniel Beman and his wife Abisrail. 

Angus McCloud. 

David & Lois Giddinirs. 

Martin Moses & his wife. 

John At wood. 

Daniel Buslmel & his wife Rebecka. 

AVidow Moses. 

Ephraim Selbj & wife Thankful Cowles 

Olive wife to Abijah Butlofth. 

Eleazer Cowles & wife. 

Sarah wife to Elisha Beman 

Edward Brockway Jr. and his wife Rachel 

Ambrose Cowdry & his wife Mary Green. 

Aaron Gates & his wife. 
Septr. 7. Lucy wife to Asa xVndrews. 

Clement Bates "\Yilley. . 

Ashbel Moses & his wife Esther 

Daniel Bill & his wife Mindal. 

Abigail wife to Isaac Jones. 

Samuel Jones. 

Theophilus Lord Gates & wife. 

Ruth Fuller. 

Lydia Emmons. 

Elizabeth Fuller. 

Wife to Samuel Fuller 

Hannah wife to Micah Schovil Jr. 

Welles Andrews & his wife 

Russell Borden. 

Margery widow to David Giddings. 

Thomas Beman Jr. & his wife Ann. 

David Spelman &; wife. 

Asa Cowdry and wife Abigail. 

Widow Priscilla Meacham. 

Lydia, wife to Jehial Meacham. 
July 19. Isaac Burnham and wife Ursula. - 

Silas Giddings and wife. 

William Jr. and Sylvia Chapman. 

Sarah, wife to Martin Smith. 

Hannah Ferry. 

Abigail wife of Enos Lane Jr. 

Phebe Wickham. 

David and Tabitha Shipman. 


Mar 14. 

May 2. 
July 25. 
Oct 31. 


Feb 20. 


July 3. 
Oct. 2. 


July 16. 

Aug 27. 


Jany 7. 
Apr 1. 
Aug 26. 

Sept 30. 
Oct. 7. 


Nov. 18. 


Jan 20. 

Septr. 7. 
Nov. 16. 


July 5. 
Sept 22. 
Feb 21. 

Mar 7. 

Aug .8. 

Oct 3 

Dec 12 


Dec. 11. 


May 6. 
Sept 2. 
Oct 28. 


May 5. 

Aug 4. 

Dec 14. 


Aug 4. 

Oct 5. 



July 19. 
Aug 28. 


June 4. 

Oct 1. 

Nov 26. 


Jan 21. 

Nov. 18. 

Dec 23. 

32 Hartland, Conn., Church Records, [Jan. 

Lydia Cliurcli.(?) 

Amy, wife of Abuer Moses. 

Ebenezer and Hoadley. 

Benjamin and Damaris Reed. 
Stephen Hosraer and wife 
Wife to Sam'l Benjamin. 
Joel Clark and his wife. 
"Wife to Aujxustin Laue. 
Charlotte Andrews- 
David Goodhue. 
Samuel Sawyer. 

Lucretia wife to Ambrose Cowdry. 
James Francis & wife 
Ozni Miller and wife 
Starlino- Graves Bushnell and wife. 
Uriah Church. 
Bildad IVrii-ht & wife 

Moses and Cowdry 

Hannah wife to David Banning. 
Benjamin Banning. 

Asa Haines & his wife :; 

Phineas Meacham & his wife 
Marv wife to Calvin Cone 
Wife to Elam Jones. 
Judson Spelman and his wife 
Martin Meacham " " " 
Lucy wife to Russell Smith 
Aaron & Ruth Gates 
Bathsheba Dimick 
Omah and Ruth Bill. 
Abi Spelman 

Desire Sawyer. ^ 

Olive Wright. • 

Polly wife to George Adams Jr 

Salmon Giddings, Clark Giddings, Julius Fowler, Sher- 
man Bill. 
Asaher Brainard 
Adna Gillett and his wife. 
Wife of Phineas Foster. 
Rufus Beaman and his wife Alcinda. 
Anna wife to Philander Humphrey. . 

Wealthy Ann, wife of Eber B. Clark. 
John Lane and his wife Elizabeth. 
Reuben Beman " " u . 

Fanny Church 
Phebe Burnham ' v ,> 


Mr John Waters child an infant departed this life Sep 30 1770 (be- 
longed to Salmon Brook more properly) was buried at Hartland. 

Mr Jonathan King's child of Barkhamsted departed this life May 31 
1771. I attended upon the funeral the next day. 


July /. 
Aug 4. 

Oct 27. 

Nov 10. 


May 25. 

Aug . 

Nov 9. 


Sept 6. 

Nov 1. 


Jan 10. 

May 2. 

Aug 29. 

Nov. 28. 


Jan 2. 

Mav 1. 

July 31. 

Sept 4. 


Apr 15. 

Apr 29. 

May 6. 

May 27. 

June 17. 

July 29. 

Aug 19. 

Aug 26. 

Nov 4. 


Aug 4. 

Dec 15. 


July 6. 

Nov 30. 


Jan 4. 

Jan 25. 


Sept 6. 


Oct 29. 


Sept 1. 


July 5. 


Jan 3. 


Apr 24. 


July 3. 

— ' I II I III I II 11 I II r m iiii|i i ^., 

1907.] Hartland, Conn., Church Records. 33 

Mr John "Waters child an infant departed this life Aug 25 1771 (be- 
longed to salmon Brook more properly) buried at Hartland. Attended 
upon the funeral 

Mary Chamberlin wife of Mr William Chamberlin Departed this life 
March 10 1760 being in the SP*^ year of his age. 

1769 July 3 Mr ^yaterhouse departed this life. 

Lidia Scovel Daughter of Mr Mieah Scovel & Mary his wife departed 
this Life Dec 12, 1769 

Marv Lane Daughter of Mr Enos Lane & Mary his wife departed this 
life May 15, 1770 

Elizabeth Giddings wife of Mr Zebulon Giddiness departed this life Nov 
29. 1770 

Titus Ensii^n son of Daniel Ensign Jr. and Carolina his wife departed 
this life July 2, 1771. 

Mr Itliamer Collins' infant child departed this life July 10, 1771 

Mr Joshua Giddings' infant child departed this life March 10, 1772. 

1773. June 21. Ann, wife to Ezekiel Kellogg. 

1774. Jan. 5. Daniel Ensi:i;n. 
June 13. William Porter. 

1775. Nov. 2. William Clement. 
1776- Feb 16. Jonathan Mack. 

Mar 2. Wife of Elkanah Fox ^H2. 
Apr 9. Elkanah Fox 

Remembrance Sheldon 

Frederic Shipman. 
Sept 19. George Clark 

Oct 7. Joseph Gilbert aged 45 yrs 5 months. 
Nov 8. Benjamin Parker Junr. 
Nov 27. Wife of Eliphelet Parker 
Dec. — Elkanah Fox Junr. 

1777. Apr 3. Elisha Giddings aged 31. 

July 22. Martha wife of Joshua Bushnell aged 66. 

Feb 7. Susanna wife of Elisha Giddings. 

1776. Jonathan Butler in camp. 

Sept 3. Ebenezer Hall in camp. 

Sept 6. Daniel Atkins 

Dec — Daniel Manro 

Dec 30. John Negro (in the army.) 

1778. Richard Clemmonds in camp 
Sept or Oct. W^idow Meacham aged 74. 

1781. Mar 20. Mr. Samuel Benjamin. 

Dec 21. Hannah wife to Edward Brockway. 

1782 Aug 10 John Hodgekin. 

1782 Oct 7. Wife to Eliphilet Fuller. 

Nov 3. Rebecka wife to Mr Daniel Adams. 

1783. July 10. Temperance Saunders. 

1784 July 16. Levina Clark. 

1785. June 14. Abel Moses. 

*' 16. Ezekiel Kellogrcr 

Dec 29 Submit wife to Joshua Giddings. 

1786 May 16. Wife to Jonathan Bill aged 52 

Sept 19. Elisha Cowles, aged 41 

34 Hartland, Conn., Church Records. [Jan. 

1787 Apr 29. Wife to Phineas Perldns Jimr. 

Patience Haiza. 

July 29. Wife to Charles Phelps 

1787 Sept 13. Thos. Jones drowned in N. River last April. 

Oct 23. John Hutchins 
Jabez Giddings. 

1788. Mar 20. Wife to David Giddings 

June 4 Wife to Capt T.(?) Jones aged ^Q. 

1789 July 20. Wife to Th^ Cone ag. 57. 

Oct 7. Rothboue aged 83 

Nov. 9. Wife to Samuel Meller • 

1790. Mar 8. Dr. Jeremiah Emmons aged 41. 
May 24. Deacon Thos Giddings aged 67 

1791. Nov. 5. Mrs Truman aged 57. 
1*92. Mar 16 Mrs RathboneXged 76 
1792 Mar 21. Marv wife to D. Banning 

Apr. 6. Frances wife to Rucssei Eorden. 

Alio" 10. David Giddini^s 

1773. Sept 5. Phineas Perkins ag 73 

Sept 6. Sarah Burnham aged 77 

Dec 26. Capt Joel Meachom aged bo. '' 

1794. Jan 28. Samuel Miller ag 83 . ■ 
Oct 23. Sarah wife to Reuben Daniels 

1795. June 23 Mrs Bors:e a^ed 67 

Wife of Nathaniel Clark 

Oct. 1. Widow Lane aged 77 

1796 June 20 Sarah wife to Col"- Cone aged 29 

Oct 13 Wife to Capt. Israel Jones. 

1797. June 26. Wife to A. Osburn aged 38. 
June 29 Dn Thomas Fuller, ag 71 
Oct 6. Gad Ferry. 

1798. Dec 21. Capt Israel Jones aged 83. 

1799. May 18. Lvdia Moses. 

May 28 Widow Reed aged 64 • 

June 17 Ebenezer Beldinjr. 

July 4 Jonathan Booge aged 69 

1800. Mar 26 Elisha Boothe aged 68 
Aug 24 Lieut Abel Moses. 

Nov 23. Marv-Green wife to Am^ Cowdry 

1801. July 28. Wife to Eben'' Hoadley aged 33. 

Sept 17. Wife of D. Goodhue aged 33. > 

Dec 19 Asenath wife of Gurdon Mack aged 46. 

1802. Apr 15. Jacob Sawyer. 

Nov. 29 Martha wife of Ebenezar Hoadly 

1803 Jan 29. Wife to Moses Co wdry aged 71. 

Apr. 11, Jane wife of Joshua Giddings aged 79 

Apr 22. Sam. Banning aged 90 

Hannah wife to Orni Miller aged 25 

Daniel Frazier died the same day & because of the rela- 

tions was buried here. 

1803. Sept 29. Eleanor widow of Samuel Banning. 

Oct 30. Daniel Frazier was buried here but did not die here. 

Dec 8. Moses Boardman ag 74 


Feb 1. 

Feb 22. 

May 3 

Aug 19 

Nov. 13 

Dec 29. 


Jan 21. 


May 11 
May 12 
Feb 4. 


Feb 21 

1907.] Hartland, Conn., Church Records. 35 

Sarah wife to G. Perkins as^ecl 43 
Mary wife of Benj. Banning aged 23 
Lt. Thomas Beman aijed 70. 
Wife to Jabin Clark 

Lt. Isaac Burnham aged 62. ^^^-^^O"^ 

Wife to Thos Giddin^s '^ ^' -^ ^^' ^ 

Sarah wife to William Philips (frozen) aged Qo 
Abigail wife to Daniel Beman ag 44 
Joel Miner as: 55. 
Joshua Giddin^s as: 88 
Peletiah Daniels a^ 83 
Jesse Gates ao^ 82. 

Dea Aaron Gates Jan 12, 1821 aged 67 
1827. Mrs. Edwin Banning died in Ohio. 


Dec '2S. 1817. Recommended Bildad Wright & his wife to the church 

Mayfield N. Y. 
Sept. 13, 1818 Recommended Oliver Shepard & his wife to the church 

in Bristol N. Y. 
Oct 25, 1818. Recommended Mrs Abigail Spelman to the church in 

Buffalo, N. Y. 
May 2, 1824 Recommended Mrs Orpah Hoadly to the church in Nel- 
son Ohio (Another record says Jan 3, 1830.) 
May 9, 1824 Recommended Sherman Bill to the P^ Presbyterian 

church in Ridge way N. Y. 
Mar 10, 1833. Wife of Aaron Coles, Minerva Coe & Anna Perkins to 

the church in Ohio 
Sept 3, 1826. Recommended Almon Cowdery & wife to the church in 

Mecca, Ohio (Another record says in 1831.) 
Jan 4, 1829. Recommended Amelia Vining to the church in Johnson, 

June 6, 1830 Recommended Mrs. Tabitha Shipman to the church in 

Gustavus, Ohio. 
May 29. 1831. Recommended Dea Ephraim Selby, Mary Selby & Laura 

Selby to the church in Andover, Ohio (Another 

record says in 1826.) 
July 3, 1831. Recommended Alma Butler to the Presbyterian church 

in Orwell, Bradford Co. Pa. 
Sept 17, 1831. Recommended John F. Cowdery to the Congregational 

church In Mecca, Ohio 
Oct 27, 1833. Recommended Mrs. Fanny Brockway to the church in 

Hartford, Ohio. 
Feb 24, 1835 Recommended 'Mrs Lydia C. Foster wife of Rev. Lem- 
uel Foster to 1^' church in Bloomton, 111. 

1836. Recommended Hiram Sanford & wife Percy, to Medina 

Ohio, Edith Banning to North East, N. Y. and 
Louisa Northrup to Pompey, N. Y. 

1837. Dea. Thomas Snydau (?) & wife recommended to ]Mich- 


Recommended Deborah S. Frazier to Brooklyn N.Y. 
also Amoret and Deborah Frazier to Brooklyn. 
1838. Elvira Foster to Granville, 0., and Chauucey Loomis 
to Hudson Ohio. 

36 Descendants of Rev. John Wilson, [Jan. 


By Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Esq., of Boston. 

The name Wilson is found in nearly all the counties of Enofland. 
It is quite rare, however, in the counties south of the Thames and 
Severn, but is very common in northern England, particularly in 
the counties of Cumberland, Westmoreland, and York. (Guppy's 
"Homes of Family Names," pp. 15, ^b, 57-; Lower's "English 
Surnames" (1842 edition), pp. 17-19, 97.) ^lany different coats 
of arms have been used by various Wilson families; but a wolf in 
some form is o-enerallv to be found in the arms of tiie Wilsons of 
England. (Burke's " General Armory," pp. 1119-1121.) 

Amons: the Wilson families of northern EnMand there was one 
established at a remote period at Penrith, co. Cumberland. The 
parish registers of Penrith, which begin in 1556, show over 120 
entries of the name between that date and the year 1600 ; so it 
seems evident that the family had been located there continuously 
for several generations previous to the beginning of the registers. 
(Watson's Penrith Registers, pp. 106, 107, 125.) 

1] William^ Wilson of Penrith, co. Cumberland, born probably 
within a decade of 1490, is the earliest ancestor yet known to whom 
an unbroken line can be traced in the family herein treated. He 
was father of 

2. William^ Wilson, gent., born about 1515, who removed from 
Penrith and settled at Welbourn, co. Lincoln. He acquired con- 
siderable estate, and on March 24, 1586, had confirmation of the 
following coat of arms, and grant of a crest, by William Flower, 
Norroy king of arms : Arms, per pale argent and azure three lion's 
gambs erased fessways in pale counterchanged ; crest, a lion's head 
argent guttee de sang. He died at Windsor Castle, co. Berks 
(where his son William was prebendary), Aug. 27, 1587, and was 
buried in the chapel of St. George, Windsor Castle, where a monu- 
ment was erected to his memory. (Bnrke's ''General Armory," 
p. 1120 ; Ashmole's " History and Antiquities of Berkshire," p. 309 ; 
Register, a7tte, vol. xxxviii, pp. 306-7, and vol. lii, p. 144; and 
Harleian MS. 1507, fol. 20.) The name of his wife has not been 
Children : 

3. i. William,' b. about 1542. 

ii. Alexander, b. about 1545; a merchant tailor of London; m. (li- 
censed Nov. 3, 1573) Catherine, dau. of John and Elizabeth 
(Grindall) Woodhall, and sister of Isabel Woodhall, who m. his 
brother, Rev. William' Wil:ion ; shed, about Dec, 1583, leaving 
three children. (Rkgister, ante, vol. xxxviii, p. 302, and vol. 
xlil, p. 174; Harleian Soc, vol. xxv, p. 57.) 
iii. Mary, b. about 1550; m. Rev. Guy Briscowe (son of Edward Bris- 
cowe of Crostanaby, co. Cumberland), a graduate of Queen's 

1907.] Descendants of Rev. John Wilson. . 37 

College, Oxford, B.A. 1569. M.A. 1572, rector of Halstow, co. 
Kent, 1577-1583, rector of SiiiKlrul2:e, co. Kent, from 1583 until 
his death in 1594. His wife and e'xixht children survived him, of 
whom a sou, William^ b. about 1590, emi§:rated to New Enirland 
in 1639, and settled in Boston, leavinij, with otlier issue, a son 
Benjamin. (Alumni Oxoniensis. vol. i, p. 183; Ri:gisti:r, «????, 
vol. xlii, p. 174; Pope's " Pioneers of Mass.," p. 70; and will of 
Eev. John* Wilson of Boston, Register, ante, vol. xvii, p. 343.) 

3. Rev. William^ Wilson, D.D., born about 1542, graduated at Mer- 
ton College, Oxford, B.A. 1564, M.A. 1570, B.D. 1576. D.D. 1607 ; 
rector of Islip, Oxfordshire, 1578 ; rector of Cliti'e, co. Kent, 1579 ; 
rector of Caxton, co. Kent, 1593; prebendary of St. Paul's, Lon- 
don, 1595-1615, and of Rochester Cathedral, 1591-1614. About 
1580 he became chaplain to Edmund Grindall, Ai-chbishop of 
Canterbury, and in 1583 became canon of Windsor, holding this 
position for thirty-two years, until his death May 15. 1615, aged 73, 
and was buried in the chapel of St. George, Windsor Castle, where 
a monumental brass to his memory states that he was "beloved of 
all in his Life, and much lamented in his Death." (Alumni Ox- 
oniensis, vol. iv, p. 1657; Ashmole's '* History and Antiquities of 
Berkshire," p. 305 ; Register, ante, vol. xxxviii, pp. 306-308, and 
vol Hi, p. 144.) He married first, about 1575, Isabel, daughter of 
John Woodhall, Esq., of Walden, co. F^ssex, by Elizabeth his wife, 
sister of Rev. Edmund Grindall, the celebrated Puritan Archbishop 
of Canterbury, described by Lord Bacon as " the gravest and 
greatest prelate of the land." (Register, ante, vol. xxxviii, pp. 
301-308.) He married second, Anne, sister of Rev. Erasmus 
Webb, canon of Windsor, who died in 1612, without issue. (Reg- 
ISTER, ante, vol. lii, pp. 143-4.) 

Children by first wife : • 

i. Mary,* b. probably about 1575; d. July 26, 1613; m. Rev. Thomas 
Sheaffe, D.D., wiio was bapt. at Cranbrooke, co. Kent, Oct. 10, 
1562, son of Thomas and Mary (Harmon) Sheaffe, educated at 
King's College, Carabridue, B.A. 1585, M.A. 1588, D.D. 1595, 
vicar of Welford, Berkshire, 1597, and canon of Windsor from 
1614 until his death, at Wickhambrook, Dec. 12, 1639. They had 
eight children, and several of their descendants settled in New Eng- 
land. (Registeu, ante, vol. Iv, pp. 210-220; Alumni Oxoniensis, 
vol. iv, p. 1342.) 

ii. A SON, name unknown, died young. 

ill. Elizabeth, m. about IGOl, Jolni Somer, Jr.. gent., of St. Mar- 
garet's, Cliffe, CO. Kent. She d. about 1606, having had three 
children, Thomas, 31<iri/, and Elizabeth] and he m. t*econd, Aug. 10, 
1607, Elizabeth, bapt. Aug. 27, 1587, dau. of Anthony and Jane 
(Lambert) Deering, by whom he had several childriiu. The Visi- 
tation of Kent in 1619 erroneously assigns all the children of 
John Somer to his first wife, (Harleian Soc, vol. xlii, p. 55; 
also Howard's annotated edition of the Visitation of Kent in 1619, 
p. 120, line 15, and p. 132.) 

iv. Isabel, m. about 1608, Thomas Gil)bs of Windsor, gent., second 
son of Joim and Mary (Elham) Gibbs of Elmeston, co. Kent. 
They had Ave children. (Visitation of Kent, 1619. Harleian Soc, 
vol. xlii, p. 182 ; Register, ante, vol. xlii, pp. 175-177, and vol. lii, 
p. 144.) 

V. Edmund, M.D., b. about 1583; matriculated at Merton College, 
Oxford, Mar. 3, 1597-8, aged 15, but left there tind entered King's 
Collese, Cambridge, the same year, where he obtained the degree 
of M.^D. ; incorporated at Oxford in 1614 ; Fellow of the Royal Col- 

38 Desce7idants of Rev. John Wilson, [Jan. 

lege of Physicians, Dec. 22, 1615 ; installed canon of Windsor, 
Dec. 18, 161G, but not becomiui? an ordained priest, was deprived 
of the office a year later ; practiced his profession a few years at 
"Windsor, but about 1621 removed to London, where he continued 
in practice, and acquired a larije estate, until his death in Sept., 
1633, in the parish of St. Mary le Bow. He took a stroni; interest 
in the Puritan colonization of New England, and gave to the Mass. 
Bay Company £1000, which was used for the purchase of military 
supplies. He died unmarried, and in his will gave bequests to a 
large number of relatives and friends. (Register, ante, vol. xlii, 
pp. 175-177 ; Munk's " Roll of the Royal College of Physicians of 
London," pp. 157-8; Alumni Oxoniensis, vol. iv, p. 1654.) 

vi. A DAUGHTER, name unknown ; d. young. 

viL William, b. in 1587 ; d. unmarried, in 1610, in his 23d year, and was 
buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor. (Register, ante, vol. 
xxxviii, p. 307; Ashmole's "History and Antiquities of Berk- 
shire," p. 306.) 
• 4. viii. John, b. about Dec, 1588. 

ix. Rev. Thomas, D.D.. b. in 1591 ; educated at Christ Church. Oxford, 
B.A. 1611, M.A. 16U ; Fellow of Merton College, B.D. 1622 ; D.D. 
of Cambridge 1625; incorporated at Oxford. 16tI:5; rector of Pa- 
gelsham, 1625, Winbish, 1626, and Debden, 1629 (all in co. Essex) ; 
canon of St. Paul's and of Westminster Cathedrals, London, 1625- 
1660. (Alumni Oxoniensis, vol. iv, p. 1657.) He m. in 1617, 

Anne . (Register, ante, vol. xxxviii, pp. 309-10, and vol. 

xlii, p. 176.) Children: 1. E'cZmw^cZ,^ was bequeathed lands in Per- 
shore, co. Worcester, by his uncle Dr. Edmund^ Wilson. (Reg- 
ister, ante, vol. xlii, pp. 176-7.) 2. Bev. Grindall, b. about 1633 ; 
mentioned in the will, in 1679, of his cousin Rev. Grindall Sheatle, 
D.D. (Register, ante, vol. Iv, p. 219) ; matriculated at Trinity 
College, Oxford, June 5, 1651; vicar of Twining, co. Gloucester, 
in 1665 (Alumni Oxoniensis, vol. iv, p. 1655) ; Vicar of Dymoke, 
CO. Gloucester, from 1667 until his death in 1715,*administration 
of his estate being given on June 16, of that year, to his son 
Grindall (Probate Court, Gloucester.) He was summoned by the 
Heralds for the Visitation of Gloucestershire in 1682 (Bigland's 
" History of the County of Gloucester," vol. i, p. 528.) Children: 

i. Grindall,^ living in 1715. ii. A daughter, m. Smith. 

iii. William, iv. Rev. John, b. in 1665; matriculated at Merton 
College, Oxford, Nov. 10, 1681, aged 16; B.A. 1686; rector of 
Batsford, co. Gloucester, from 1689 until his death in 1733 (Alumni 
Oxoniensis, vol. iv, p. 1656) ; m. Apr. 28, 1690, Hester, dan. of 
Rev. John Easton, his predecessor at Batsford, by Mary Wins- 
hurst his wife (Phillimore's Gloucestershire Marriages, vol. vi, 
p. 2) ; his will, dated Feb. 12, 1731-2, names wife Hester, daugh- 
ters Barbara and Susanna, daughters Smith and Fletcher, sister 
Smith, and brother William Wilson and his wife if they be living 
(Gloucester Probate Court). 

X. Margaret, m. (1) about 1612, David Rawson, merchant, of Lon- 
d'on (son of Edward and Bridget Rawson of Colebrook, Langley 
Marsh, Bucks), who d. in 1617, leaving three children, of whom 
the second son, Edward, b. Apr. 16, 1615, settled in New England, 
was Secretary of the Mass. Bay Colony for 35 years, and left 
numerous descendants; m. (2) as his second wife, William Tay- 
lor, who d. in 1651, merchant, of London, and bore him three 
children (Register, ante, vol. xxxviii, pp. 308-11; vol. xlii, pp. 

xi. A son, name unknown ; d. young. • . 

xii. A daughter, name unknown ; d. young. 

4. Rev. .John'' Wilson ( /?ev. William? D.D. . William,'^ gent. ^William}) 
was bom at Windsor, co. Berks, England, about Dec, 1588. After 
four years' preparation at Eton school, he was admitted to King's 

1907.] Descendants of Rev. John Wilson, 39 

College, Cambridge, in 1602. While at the University he became 
deeply interested in the theological discussions of the day, and under 
the influence of Rev. Richard Ro^^ers of Wethersfield, and of the 
celebrated Rev. William Ames, D.D., he soon became converted to 
the principles of the Puritans. His nonconformitv resulted in his 
being obliged to leave the University for a time, and he entered one 
of the Inns of Court to study for the le,<:al profession ; but his dis- 
position for the ministry continuing, by the father's influence he was 
returned to the University, where, at Christ College, he obtained 
the degree of B.A. in 1606, and M.A. in 1609. 

After preaching for a short time at Newport, Mortlake, Henlev, 
and other places, he lived for some years as chaplain in several 
honorable families. Then, for three years, he preached at Bum- 
stead, Stoke, Clare, and Candish, all in co. Suffolk, until about 
1620, when he succeeded the the Rev. William Jenkius at Sud- 
bury, CO. Suffolk, where he ofSciaced sume ton y^-ars with gnat ac- 
ceptance to 1ms parishioners. Being here persecutecl and frequently 
suspended, for his non-conformity, he encouraged and supported 
the colonization of the Massachusetts Bay, and joined the first emi- 
gration, coming to New England in tlie Spring of 1 6:^0, in the 
Arbella, with Gov. Winthrop, leaving his wife and children in Eng- 
land. Soon after the arrival of the company, the First Church of 
Boston was organized, on July 30, 1 630, John AVilson being in- 
stalled as teacher. After laboring for nearly a year, and filling an 
important part in establishing the colony on a permanently prosper- 
ous basis, he went back to England in Apr., 1631, returning to 
Boston in May, 1632, with his wife, son John, and daughter Eliza- 
beth. A few months after his return, he was installed as pastor of 
the church, on Nov. 23, 1632, being succeeded as teacher by the 
celebrated Rev. John Cotton. 

In the autumn of 1634, Mr. Wilson made another vovasfe to Encf- 
land, to settle the estate of his brother Edmund, but returned to 
Boston in Oct., 1635, and continued as pastor for thirty-five years, 
until his death, Aug. 7, 1667, being associated, after Mr. Cotton's 
death in 1652, with Rev. John Norton as teacher. Durins: his 
ministry, he frequently made visits to the Indian settlements with 
Rev. John Eliot, tlie "Apostle," and labored as a missionary to the 


Many contemporary writers and records bear witness to the high 
esteem and veneration in which Rev. John Wilson was held. Whi.e 
DOt endowed with as brilliant talents as the Rev. John Cotton, he 
was, nevertheless, a devout, learned, zealous, and able man, and his 
sympathetic nature, kindness of heart, and generosity to the needy, 
greatly endeared him to his parishoners. Of his character, Cotton 
Maiher says : " If the picture of this good and therein great man 
were to be exactlv siven. srreat zeal with orreat love would be the 
two principal strokes that joined with orthodoxy should make up 
his portraiture." His zeal in the " orthodoxy " of his religious 
views, however, was carried to intolerance and bigotry, as was com- 
monly the case in that period of strenuous religious opinions. His 
portrait in oil is in the possession of the Massachusetts Historical 

40 Descendants of Rev. John ^Yllson. [Jan. 

Among liis published works were : " Some Helps to Faitli" (Lon- 
don, 1G25) ; " Famous Deliverances of the English Nation," a 
poem (London, 1G26) ; a Latin poem to the memory of Rev. John 
Harvard ; and a tract, " The Day Breaking if not the Sun Rising, 
of the Gospel with the Indians in New England" (16-47). 

Mr. Wilson's house and garden in Boston were situated on the 
north-west corner of the present State and Devonshire streets. 
Portions of this property he disposed of during his lifetime, and 
the remainder he deeded to his son John and daughter Mary Dan- 
forth, on May 31, 16G7. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. v, fol. 233.) 
They sold it to Hezekiah Usher, on July 2, 1GG8, for £433.7.0. 
(Ibid, vol. X, fol. 98.) On Apr. 1, 1G34, Mr. Wilson was granted 
two hundred acres at " Mystic" by the General Court (Mass. Col- 
ony Records, vol. i, p. 114), and this farm, covering what is now 
the Wellington district of Medford, he sold to Thomas Blanchard, 
on Feb. 12. 1G50-1. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. i, fol. 223.) On 
Dec. 8, 1634, he was given a !j:rant of land at Braintree, by the 
town of Boston, on condition that he would relinquish to the town 
the grant at " Mystic " by the General Court ; but as he was obliged 
to go to considerable expense to secure a clear title, it was voted, 
on Dec. 4, 1G35, that he be allowed the Braintree grant in addition 
to the Mystic grant. (Boston Town Records, Record Commission- 
ers' Report, vol. ii, pp. 2, 6.) This Braintree grant, comprising 
some 750 acres, was over half a mile wide, and located on both 
sides of the present line of the Old Colony Rail Road, and extended 
from the vicinity of Squantum street in Wollaston southward to 
. beyond Adams street in Quiucy. This farm (which was rented to 
Alexander Marsh, Thomas Faxon, and others, for many years), 
Mr. Wilson gave by deed, on May 31, 1667, to his son John and 
daughter Mary Danforth. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. v, fol. 233.) 
They divided the property in 1G87, Rev. John^ W'ilson, Jr., taking 
the southern portion, and his sister the northern part. (Suffolk 
Co. Deeds, vol. xxvi, fol. 8.) The southern portion was occupied 
by Dr. John*^ Wilson (son of Rev. John^ of Medfield, and grandson 
of Rev. John* of Boston) from 1692 until his death in 1728, and 
a small part of it continued in the possession of his lineal male de- 
scendants until the death of his grandson Dr. John^ Wilson of Sher- 
born in 1756. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. cvi, fol. 187.) 

In 1G37, Rev. John^ Wilson went as chaplain in the expedition 
against the Pequot Indians, and for this service received a grant of 
one thousand acres from the General Court, on June 6, 1639. 
(Mass. Colony Records, vol. 1, p. 263.) After several changes, 
this grant was finally located, on Oct. 16, 1660, on both sides of 
the Souhegan River, in the present towns of Amherst and Merri- 
mack, N. H. (Mass. Colony Records, vol. i*^, p. 442) ; and on 
Dec. 3, 1660, was sold by Mr. Wilson to Simon Lynde of Boston 
(Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. iii, fol. 449). 

His will, dated May 31, 1667, names wife Elizabeth deceased; 
grandson John^ Wilson, Jr., under age, and grand-daughter Bridget® 
wife of Nicholas Prideaux, merchant, of Barbadoes, children of his 
deceased son Dr. Edmund^ Wilson of London ; son Rev. John^ of 
Medfield ; daughter Mary wife of Rev. Samuel Danforth of Rox- 

1907.] Descendants of Rev. John Wilson. 41 

bury ; Sarah, Elizabeth, John, and Susanna, children of son John ; 
John, Mary, Elizabeth, and Samuel, children of daughter Mary 
Danforth; cousin {i. e. nephew) Edward Rawson ; brother (in-law) 
John Mansfield ; cousin Mrs. Sarah Hiirginson ; cousin Benjamin 
Briscoe; and cousin William Smith. (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 
vi, fol. 1; and Register, ante, vol. xv^ii, p. 343.) The total 
inventory was £1719. 14. 6, the Braintree farm bein^r valued at 

He married, about 1617, Elizabeth, daughter of John Mansfield, 
Esq., Master of the Minories and Queen's Surveyor, temp. Eliza- 
beth, by Elizabeth his wife, and sister of Anne Mansfield wife of 
Capt. Robert Keavne, the founder of the Ancient and Honorable 
Artillery Company of Boston. She died in Boston in 1G58, and 
he died Aug. 7, 1 GG7, aged G8, and both lie buried in one tomb in 
King's Chapel Burial Ground. 

Children : 

i. Edmund,^ :\[.D., b. about 1618 ; educated at Emmanuel Colleire, Cam- 
bridge, where lie obtained the deuTee B.M. in 1G38 ; M.D. at the 
University of Padua, Italy, in 1642; incorporated at Oxford in 
16-16; Eellow of the Royal Collejre of Physicians of London, 
1649; d. Aug. 7, 16.57; m. about 1645, \ and left two child- 
ren : a daughter Bridget,^ who m. before 1668, Nicholas Prideaux, 
merchant, of Barbadoes ; and a son Jolui,^ 1). about 1650, who was 
living in 1667, but who apparently never came to New England, 
and of whose history no information has been secured. 
5. ii. John, b. Sepi., 1621. 

ill. Elizabeth, admitted to First Church in Boston, Nov. 10, 1648; m. 
in 1650, as his second wife, Rev. Ezeklel^ Rogers of Rowley, 
Mass. ; she and her infant d. in childbirth, in Feb., 1650-1. Her 
husband was b. in Wethersfield, co. Ei<ex, England, in 1590, son 
• of the eminent Puritan minister Rev. Richard Rojrers; B. A. 
• ■ Bennett's College, Cambridoje, 1604; M. A. Christ College, 1608; 

chaplain from 1610 to 1621 in the family of Sir Francis Barring- 
ton, Bart,, of Hattield Bi'oad Oak, co. Essex; rector of Rowley, 
Yorkshire, 1621-1638; brought a colony of his adherents to New 
England in 1638, and founded Rowley, Mass., where he served as 
pastor until his deatli, Jan. 23, 16(;6-1. His first ^vife, Joane 
Hartopp, was buried at Rowley, Mass., May 8, 1649; and his 
third wife, to whom he was married July 16, 1651, was Mary, 
widow of Thomas Barker of Rowley, who survived him and was 
buried Feb. 12, 1678-9. All his children died in infancy. 

iv. Mary, b. in Boston, Sept. 12, 1633; admitted to her father's church 
Nov. 19, 1648; m. (1) Nov. 5, 1651, Rev. SamueF Danforth of 
Roxbury, Mass., who was bapt. at Franiliuirham, co. Suffolk, Eng- 
land, Oct. 17, 1626, son of Nicholas^ and Klizabeth Danforth, and 
■who was brouirht to New England in 1(;32 by his parents, who 
settled in Cambridge, Mass., where he Avas graduated at Harvard 
College in 1643. On Sept. 24, 1650, he was ordained assistant to 
Rev. John Eliot of Roxlniry, and continued in that office until his 
death, Nov. 19, 1674. Mr. Danforth was skilled in mathematics 
and astronomy, and published several almanacs; and also kept in 
the church records a journal of notable public events. He was 
particularly distinguished for the fervor of his piety and the 
purity of his life. They had twelve children. His widow ra. (2) 
as his second wife, Joseph^ Rock, a wpfdthy merchant of Boston, 
who d. in 1683, and she d. Sept. 13, 1713, aged 81. 

' [To be concluded.] 

42 Strangers in Dorchester^ 3Iass. [Jan. 


[Concluded from Vol. 60, page 392.] 

James Keldar & George Keldar came into tins Town to live, in the year 
17G8 or 17G9, from 

John Kneeland came into this Town to live, in the year 1784 or 1785, 

Samuel Kneeland came into this Town to live, in the year from 

Francis Loud came into this Town, in the year from Milton. | 

John Lowder & his Family came into this Town in the year from ^ 

Roxbury. " 

George Lane came into this Town from Bofton, in the year 1789, in the i 

Spring. . f 

a^ Ebenczer Lewis came into this Town from Milton, in the year | 

Samuel-Belcher Lyon came into this Town from Stojgh.tOM, in the year 

Joseph Lovell came into this Town from Sharon, in the year 1771. 

Dorcas Lewis came into this Town to live, in the later end of the year 
1767, or in the year 1768, from 

Diana Lyon came into this Town to live in the year from 

Jacob Lovekin & his Family came into this Town to live in the year 
1785 or 1786, from Braintree 

Francis Loud & his Family came into this Town to live in the vear 
1785 or 1786, from 

Henry Lang came into this Town to live, in the year from 

Lewis Miller from Milton Son to Lewis Miller, taken in by M^ Eben^. 
Davenport March 1789. 

Juletta Marlhall came into the Town of Dorchester to live, in the year 
1787. Last from 

Mofes Marshall came to live in this Town in the year 1787. Last from 

The two last taken in by Sam^ Harrington. 

Edmund Morton came into this Town in the year from Bofton. . • 

Bofton Morton a Negro, came into this Town from Bofton in the year 

David Thompfon came into this Town from Eaftown, in the year 

George Manning came into this Town from Great Britain, in the year 

Peter M^.Elroy came into this Town in the year from 

Ephraim Man came into this Town, in the year from Braintree. 

Ephraim Man Jun^. came into this Town in the year from Braintree. 

Hezekiah-Reed Miller came into this Town from Milton, in the year 

Joseph Marshall came into this Town to live in the year from Mil- 

Ifrael Mead & his Family came into this Town to live, in the later End 
of the year 1767 or in the year 1768, from 

Samuel Jennerfon & his Family came into this Town to live, in the later 
End of the year 1767, or in the year 1768, from 

James M'".Elroy & Elizabeth his Wife & one Child came into this Town 
to live, in the year 1768 or 1769, from 

Peter M*^. Davie came into this Town to live, in the year 1768 or 1769, 
from Bolton. 

Jethaniel Morfe came into tlys Town to live, in the year 1769 or the 
beginning of 1770, from 

1907.] Strangers in Dorchester, Mass, 43 

Michael M*^. Carney & his "Wife capie into this Town to live, in the year 
1770 or 1771, from 

Moor & her two Children came into this Town to live in the year 
1770 or 1771, from 

Mary Merrifield came into this Town to live, in the year 1770 or 1771, 

Cap*. Edmund Morton & his Family came into this Town to live, in the 
year 1770 or 1771, from Bofton. 

John Moles & his Family came into this Town to live in the year 1771, 

William Morris came into this Town to live, in the year 1776 or 1777, 
a ForeigTier. 

John May & his Family came into this Town to live, in the year 1789, 
in the Spring, from Milton. 

May came into this Town to live with his Family in the year 1786, 
from Boston. 

Col°. Lewis De]Marefquelle his Wife & Children came into this Town to 
live in the year 1782 or the beginning of the year 1783, from 

Sarah Miller came into this Town to live in the. year 1784 or 1785, 

Seth Morton & his Family came into this Town to live, in the year 1785 
or 1786, from 

John Murray & his Family came into this Town to live, in the year 
1785 or 1786, from 

Cap\ Thomas Mayo came into this Town to live with his Family, in the 
year from 

Seth Mortcfn came into this Town to live in the year from 

James Noyes & his Wife came into this Town from Milton, in ..the year 

Samuel Noyes came into this Town from Sharon, in the year 

Margaret Nafh came into this Town to live, in the year 1669 \_sic~\ 
or the beginning of the year 1770 from 

Silas Niles came into this Town to live, in the year 1770, from 

Peter ^iles came into this Town to live, in the year from 

Ebenezer Ofgood came into this Town to live, in the year 1785 or 1786, 

Thomas Perrv came into this Town to live in the year from Stousfhton. 

David Pratt came into this Town to Uve, in the year from Wey- 

William Paul came into this Town to live, in the year 1789, from Dedham. 

Thomas Phillips came into this Town to live, in the year 1772, from 

Samuel Pratt came into this Town to live, in the year 1768 or 1769, 

John Pay son came into this Town to live, in the year 1770, from 

Olive Pitcher came into this Town to live, in the year 1770 or 1771, 

Ifaac Packard & his Family came into this Town to live, in the year 
1771, from Milton 

Edward Park & his Family came into this Town to live in the year 
1771, from 

Alexander Pierce came into this Town to live, in the year 1771, from 

James Pike & his Family came into this Town to live, in the year 
from Bofton. 

VOL. LXI. 4 

44 Strangers in Dorchester , Mass. [Jan. 

Abner Packard came into this Tgwn to live in the year 1771, from 

Simonds Pain his Wife & Children came into the Town to live, in the 
year 1783 or 1784, from 

William Perry & his Family came into this Town to live, in the year 
1785 or 1786, from 

Phebe Pratt came into this Town to live about the year 1770, from 

Quank a Negro Man came to live in this Town, in the year 1784 or 
1785, from 

the Wife of Edward Read came into the Town of Dorchester to 
live in the year 1789 in the Spring with feveral Children viz. Betfey, 
Sally, Thanfnll & Polly Last from Bofton. 

Taken in by Cap*. Callahan. 

William Richards came into this Town in the year from Roxbury. 

George Redding came into this Town in the year from Roxbury. 

Thomas Parr}' came into this Town to live, in the year from 


Elizabeth Reed wth two or three of her Children came into this Town 
to live in the year 1768, from 

Mofes Richardfon came into this Town to live with three Children, in 
the year 1768, from 

John Weld & his Wife & three Children came into this Town to live in 
the year 1768, from 

Philip Ridgway came into this Town with his Family in the year 1782 
or 1783, from 

Lydia Ryder came into this Town to live, in the year 4783 or 1784, 

John Rindell a Child came to live in this Town, in the year 1783 or 
1784, from 

John Raymond came into this Town to live, in the year 1785 or 1786, 

M"^. Cilah Reginar of France came into this Town to live June 3^. 

James Roberts a Foreigner came into this Town to live in the year 

Doc^. Matthias Rice came into this Town to live in the year 1775 or 
1776, from 

Abraham Randal came into this Town to live with his Family, in the 
year from 

Abiel Sweat came into this Town to live, in the year 1788, from Haveril. 

William Sumner came into this Town to live with his Family, in the 
year from Milton. 

George Standard came into this Town to live, in the year from 

John Smith came into this Town to live, in the year from Bofton. 

Micah Symonds came into this Town to live in the year from Bof- 

Nathan Shaw came into this Town to live, in the year from Bofton. 

Nathaniel Smith came into this Town to live in the year from Sha- 

Aaron Spear came into this Town to live in the year from Brain- 

John Spear & his Family came into this Town to live in the year 
1669 [5ic] or 1770, from 

1907.] Strangers in Dorchester, Mass. 45 

A >:, 

Sarah Scott came into this Town to live, in the year 1770, from 
Ifaac Smith came into this Town to live, in the year 1770, from 

Steal came into this Town to live, in the year 1787, from Bofton. 
M". Stevens came into this Town to live, in the year 1783 or 178-4, 

John Sloane & his Wife came into this Town to live, in the year 1783 
or 1784, from 

Ifaac Smith & his Family came to live in this Town, in the year 1783 
or 1784, from 

John Sables came into this Town to live, in the year 1785 or 1786, 

Royal Shepherd came into this Town to live, in the year from 
Kufiis Sumner came into this Town to live, in the year from 
Royal Shepard came into this Town to live, in the year from 
Clement Sumner came into this Town to live, in the year from Mil- 

John- Jones Spooner came into this Town to live, in the year from 

Nathaniel Smith, last from came to live in this Town in May 1787, 
taken in by Eben^. Wales Esq^. 

James Swan Efq^. came into the Town to live in the year from Bof- 

Nathan Tripp last from Bofton came to live in this Town 1789, in the 
Spring of the year. Taken in by M^ James Blake Jun^ 

Joseph Tucker last from Milton, came to live in this Town with his 
Family in the year his Family then Confiting of his Wife & Taken 
in by Major James Swan. 

Ca^far Thatcher a Negro came into this Town from Milton, in the year 
Richard Trow came into this Town from Boston, in the year 
Reuben Torrey came into this Town, in the year from Weymouth. 
John Trefcott came into this Town from Nova Scotia, in the vear 
Gillam Tailer & his Wife came from Bofton to live in this Town, in 
the year 

Elifha Turner came into this Town to live, in the year from Wey- 

Elizabeth Tripe came into This Town to live, in the year 1669, or 1770, 

Jaazaniah Thayer & liis Family came into this Town to live, in the year 
1669 or 1770, from Brookline. 

George Talbut & his Family came into this Town to live, in the year 
1784 or 1785, from 

M""^. Thorington came into this Town to live in the year from 
Jonathan Tower came into this Town to live, in the year from 
John Tilden came into this Town to live, in the year from 
George Tabner came into this Town to live, in the year from 
John Vaughn came into this Town to live in the year from Dedham. 
Henry Vofe came into this Town to live with his Family, in the year 

from Milton. 
Voux a Child came into this Town to live in the year 1783 or 1784, 

Robert Vofe came into this Town to live, in the year 1785 or 1786,. 

Nathaniel Vofe came into this Town to live in the year from 

46 Strangers in Dorchester, Mass. [Jan. 

John Vofe came into this Town to live, in the year from 

Ruf us Vofe came into this Town to live, in the year from 

1787. Elizabeth Williams, last from Milton, came to live in this Town * 
in November ; taken in by J\F Sam^ Withington. 

Enoch AYood, last from Stoughton, came in to this Town in the year 
1789. Taken in by Doc^ Holden. 

William Walker came into this Town in the year from Bofton. 

Nathaniel Weatherly came into this Town, in the year from Rox- 

Samuel Whittemore & Jacob Whittemore came into this Town with 
their Families from Roxbury, in the year 1782 or 1785. 

Joseph Whittemore came into this Town from Sharon, in the year 1784. 

Benjamin Wentworth came into this Town from Stoughton, in the 

Abel Weatherly came into this Town from Bofton, in the year 

John Williams came into this Town, in the year from Roxbury. 

David Thompion came into this Town from Eaftown, in the year 1737. 

Widow Elizabeth Wales came into this Town from Bofton, in the year 

William AVhite came into tliis Town from Braintree, in the year 

Robert White a Foreigner came into this Town, in the year 

John Wadf worth came into this Town from Roxbury, in the year ' 

John Weld & his Wife came into this Town to live in the year 1768, 

Lemuel Wood & his Wife came into this Town to live, in the year 

Miriam Withington came into this Town to live in the year 1769, 

Joseph Wheelright came into this Town to live, in the year 1768 or 

1769, from Bofton. 

Abiathar Wilfon Jun^ came into this Town to live, in the year 1669 [szc] 
or 1770, from 

Samuel Bowman came into this Town to live, in the year 1669 [sic] or 

1770, from 

Abiel Withington & his Family came into this Town to live in the year 

1771, from Roxbury. 

Sufanna Wenth worth came into this Town to live, in the year 1789 in 
the Spring, from Stoughton. 

Michael Whittemore came into this Town to live with his Family in the 
year 1782 or 1783, from Roxbury. 

Lucy AYillis the Wife of Nathaniel Willis of Bofton came into this Town 
to live hi the year 1784 or 1785, from Bofton. 

James Witherrell came into this Town to live in the year 1785 or 1786, 

Sarah Wells came into this Town to live in the year 1784 or 1785, from 

Nathaniel Weatherby came into this Town to live with his Family, in 
the year from 

Paul Ware came into this Town to live, in the year from 

Thomas Wallis came into this Town to live, in the year from 

Cap*. John young his Wife & Family, came into this Town in 1788 
from Bofton. Taken in by M"^ Thomas Mofeley. 

John young Jun^ came into this Town in the year from Milton. 

1907.] English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney. *47 


By Thomas Hills, Esq., of Boston. 

In the spring of 1778, Deacon Samuel Cony, who was born in Boston, 
Mass., Apr. 15, 1718, the son of Nathaniel Coney and Abigail, daughter 
of Thomas Skinner and widow of Ebenezer Ager, removed from Massa- 
chusetts, where from his marriage he had been a resident yeoman of Stough- 
ton, Easton and Shutesbury, to what was then the district of Maine. He 
settled on the eastern bank of the Kennebec, at a place now within the 
limits of the city of Augusta. 

Jan. 28, 1742, he married Rebecca Guild of Dedham. They had eight 
children, five sons and three daughters. Their second son, the fourth 
child, was Daniel, born Aug. 3, 1752, in that part of Stuughton now the 
town of Sharon. He married, Nov. 14, 1776, Susanna, daughter of Rev. 
Philip and Elizabeth (Bass) Curtis. They had five children, all daughters. 
"While Maine was still a part of Massachusetts, Judge Daniel, as he is 
known in the family, was successively representative, senator, and councilor, 
and after 1820, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and of Probate in 
the new State. He died Jan. 21, 1842. 

Samuel Cony, born Nov. 24, 1775, son of Samuel and grandson of the 
Deacon, was the first adjutant-general of the State of Maine. He married 
Susan, daughter 'of his uncle Daniel. They were the parents of that 
Samuel who, in turn, was mayor of Augusta, representative, councilor, 
Judge of Probate, State treasurer, and, during the civil war. Governor of 
the State. Another daughter, Sarah Lowell, born July 18, 1784, died 
Oct. 17, 1867, married, Nov. 19, 1807, Hon. Reuel Williams. Their son, 
Hon. Joseph H. Williams, rounded out his public service as acting gover- 
nor of Maine when Hannibal Hamlin resigned as governor to take his 
place as a senator of the United States. From Miss M. B. Fairbanks 
(daughter of Hon. Joseph W. and Susan E., of Farmington, Me.) a descen- 
dant of Jason D., son of Samuel and grandson of Deacon Samuel Cony, 
the writer has received so much assistance in the preparation of this paper 
that her name ought to be placed beside his own, to indicate joint author- 
ship. Evelina, daughter of Jason D., married Hon. Hiram Belcher, an 
old-time member of Congress ; and their daughter Susan E. married Hon. 
Joseph W. Fairbanks, who gained his title as a member of the senate of 
Maine. Acknowledgment is also due to Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Esq., 
for valuable assistance, and to Mary H. Graves, for important information. 
It was natural that a family so distinguished should desire to know its an- 
cestry, especially as one of its members held evidence indicating that it was 
entitled to coat armor. Governor Williams, assumed the task of tracing 
its pedigree. The result of his expenditure of time and money is embodied 
in a work of thirty-nine pages, fifty copies of which were printed for pri- 
vate distribution in 1885. One of them is in the library of the New . 
England Historic Genealogical Society. Its statement in relation to coat 
armor follows : " The crest with the ' antient coate of Conny ' as seen in 
the Herald's Visitation of Lincolnshire, 1592, is** a demi-coney sa. holding 
a pansy flower, purp. stalked and leaved, vert.' The traditional coat of 
arms of the family ' By the name of Coney ' is still preserved and cherished 
by the descendants of the late Judge Cony in Augusta. It is the same as 



48 English Progenitors of ITathaniel Coney. [Jan. 

that borne on the portrait of Dr. Robert Conny painted in the year 1722 
* * * and shows the family ai-ms that were borne by Robert Conny of 
Godmanch ester, pkiinly traceable to. the * antient Coate of Conny ' now to . 
be seen among the manuscripts in the British Museum. * * * The engrav- 
ing was greatly prized as. an heir loom by Judge Cony who had it from his 
father, Deacon Samuel Cony, to whom it doubtless came from his father." 
The first appearance of the name of Nathaniel, the father of Deacon 
Samuel Cony, that Mr. Williams had been able to discover in New Enijland 
records, is that of his marriage in the town of Hingham, Mass. The 
printed record reads : *' Mr. Nathaniel Coney & Mrs. Elizabeth Greenland 
both of Boston, married by Daniel Cushing J. P. Oct. 11, 1699." The 
bride was born in Boston, May 28, 1679, the daughter of Daniel and 
Elizabeth Greenland. Mr. Williams knew that a John Coney had been 
of Boston more than forty years before the marriage of his ancestor Na- 
thaniel, and mentions him at the end of his book. That he was of Boston 
more than fifty years before the wedding of his son Nathaniel, appears by 
an item in vol. 32, page 281, of the Boston Record Commissioners' Reports, 
eighteen years subsequent to the publication of the Cony book by Mr. Wil- 
liams. It shows an assignment by John Milom, cooper, of "John Coneyes 
Indenture for the term of six months," giving his service (probably as a 
cooper's apprentice) for that time from Dec. 12, 1649. One of the witnesses 
to the instrument was Robert Nash, who later became father-in-law of the 
young man. Mr. Williams must have examined the records relating to 
this John, for the birth of a Nathaniel among his children, down to the 
time of his death, Dec. 24, 1690. What he found in the archives of Boston 
follows : " 1654, John Conney & Elizabeth Nash daughter of Robert Nash 
of Boston were married 20*^ — 4**^ month (June) by Richard Bellingham 
Dep. Gov." The children of John and Elizabeth (Nash) Conney, who 
are of record, were : ,- • . 

John, b. in Boston, Jan. 5, 1655 ; m. (1) Sarah , whod. Apr. 17, 

1694; m. (2) Nov. 8, 1694, Mary, dau. of Joshua Atwater and 
widow of Capt. John Clark, who d. Apr. 12, 1726. 

Sarah, b. in Boston, May 22, 1660. 

Joseph, b. in Boston, April 27, 1662. 

Elizabeth, b. in Boston, Apr. 2, 1664; d. in Boston, June 16, 1664. 

William, b. in Boston, July 5, 1665. 

Thomas, b. in Boston, Sept. 26, 1667. 

Mary, b. in Boston, March 10, 1668. 
• Rebecca, b. in Boston, June 18, 1670; m. in Boston, Dec. 7, 1692, 
Joyliefi'e Price. 

Elizabeth, b. in Boston, Feb. 24, 1671 ; m. Apr. 11, 1705, as his se- 
cond wife, Thomas Booth of Stratford, Conn. 

Benjamin, b. in Boston, Oct. 16, 1673. 

Robert Nash died Sept. 13, 1661. The record is silent as to the death 
of his wife or of his daughter who married John Conney, but Mr. Williams t 

could have found upon gravestones in the northwest angle of Granary 
Burying Ground inscriptions that would have told him that Elizabeth, wife 
of John Conney, died Dec. 16, 1687, aged 52, and that Sarah Nash died 
"Nov. ye 14. 1688 aged about 89." The records of all the Coneys in 
New England down to the beginning of the 18th century were in eastern 
Massachusetts. None of them, in town, court or real estate registers, dis- 
close the name of a Nathaniel until nine years after John Conney had 
died. WTien Mr. Williams made his investigations, all the Coneys of New 

1907.] English Progenitors of JSTathaniel Coney, 49 

England could be traced as descendants of John, except those who 
claimed Nathaniel as their ancestor. With the record of John's children 
apparently complete, naturally he came to the conclusion' that Nathaniel 
was an emigrant, and transferred his search to England for an ancestor. 
The coat-of-arms on the engraving that had belonged to his great-grand- 
father. Deacon Samuel Cony, guided him to the east of England, and to 
the vicinity of old Boston in Lincolnshire. In his researches he found 
the record of the Dr. Robert, whose portrait painted in 1722 is still 
preserved in the Bodleian library at Oxford, who, dying a childless 
widower in 1723, left his fortune to a cousin Sarah, who was sister to 
a Nathanael Conny christened in 1665, concerning whigh Nathanael he 
found no trace of record of marria^je or death in Eno^land. The for- 
tunate cousin expressed her gratitude by erecting a memorial to her bene- 
factor, embellished with the arms sho^vn on the engraving once owned by 
Judge Cony of Augusta, Me. As a result of what he found, Mr. Williams 
stated his conclusions and belief that •' the family of Conny in England was 
of French extraction. * * * Eobert Connin, whose name stands at the 
head of the Conny pedigrees, came from Bayam (or Byam) in France. *** 
the family in the fifteenth century was settled in South Lincolnshire. * * * 
There are several pedigrees of Robert's descendants in the line of eldest 
sons, in the British Huseum, and all of them show that the Connys of 
Yaxley*** were a branch of the family, through Robert, a son in the 
sixth generation from Robert of Byam. In this line, it is believed, came 
Robert of Godmanchester, a suburb of the town of Huntingdon, ten miles 
from Yaxley. John Conny, a surgeon in the British navy and twice mayor 
of Rochester, county Kent, was a son of Robert of Godmanchester, Gent. 
*** He died in Aug., 1699, leaving an only son, Robert, born in 1665, 
who was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford," and settled in London 
as a physician, where he "died May 25. 1723 *** and was buried in St. 
Nicholas Church in his native city. * * * The parish records of Godman- 
chester show that Robf^rt Conny, the grandfather of Dr. Robert, had seve- 
ral other children beside John of Rochester, one of whom was Samuel, 
christened Oct. 5, 1634, and that Samuel by his wife Mary, had eight chil- 
dren, among whom were Nathanael, christened Aug. 27, 1665, and Sarah 
christened May 24, 1672. This record, with other historical facts, justifies 
the belief that our ancestor, the immigrant Nathanial, was the Nathanial 
above mentioned, a son of Samuel of Godmanchester, a nephew of John of 
Rochester, a first cousin of Dr. Robert Conny, physician in London and 
brother of Sarah, who set a memorial tablet in honor of her cousin Dr. 
Robert, in the church at Rochester." It will be noticed that Governor 
Williams expressed a belief, but did not claim that his investigation dis- 
closed absolute proof. Godmanchester, in Huntingdonshire, where Na- 
thanael Conny was christened in 1665, is about forty miles southwest of 
Boston in Lincolnshire. 

Conclusive evidence, lately disclosed, has demonstrated that the belief 
that Nathaniel Coney was an emigrant has no foundation in fact. That 
evidence is found in two deeds noted by Miss C. H. Abbott of Andover, in 
her genealogical researches in the registry of Middlesex Co. They clearly 
prove that Nathaniel, who in 1699 married Elizabeth Greenland, was the 
son of John and Elizabeth (Nash) Conney, and that the search for his 
English ancestry must be made through that John whom Mr. Williams 
designated as John the cooper. The story of a successful search can 
best be told by first gi\dng such a. sketch of the New England life of 

50 English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney. [Jan. 

Johu Coney as can be made from public records. The earliest record of 
him, in Dec, 1649, has already been mentioned. At the town meetino- 
of Feb. 25, 1655, with William Dinsdale, he was chosen a packer of 
fish and meat and a "gager of cask," and was again chosen to that office 
in 1657. At the March meeting of 1669, he was chosen one of the 
town constables " for the yeare ensuiiige." In 1672, and again in 1686 
and 1687, he was one of the "Clerkesof ye market." In 1676, 1689-1690 
the " Hon^^ Council," having in the first named year informed the select- 
men that "complaint is made * * * yt ye towne is in great danger of 
beinge Fired by ye insutfitiencie of Chimneys, & neglect of the owners," 
and having recommended eight citizens, of whom '• Mr. John Cony " was 
the second named, to be inspectors impowered " to take continuall and effec- 
tuall care * * * and to amend forthwith what they finde defective as to the 
chimnies " and •' order the seasonable sweepinge thereof," the selectmen 
duly appointed the nominees, and the town in the last named years, when 
electing these officers, put "Mr. Jolm Cony Sen^ " at the head of the list. 
In 1677, " Jn° Conv's lana " was made abound for the walk of nialit 
•watchmen. This lane was the place of Mr. Coney's residence, and is now 
in that part of Cross Street, from a point about midway between Endicott 
and Salem Streets, to North Street. In 1678-80 he was one of five " to 
ouersee Cord" of wood yt they be faith full in theire office," and in 1678 
he was one of a committee of six (two from each church) acting for the 
Second Church, to receive from the inhabitants " theire subscriptions to 
the Colledge." The last town record relating to him reads : " 1690 John 
Coney Senr. dyed Dec"". 24." That he was a man of considerable property 
may be inferred from the fact that a record shows that " Philipa King 
servant to John Conney" was married in May, 1662, that his homestead, 
bought in 1658, sold for £180, that one of the bounds of this lot was land 
previously acquired by him which is not of record, that in 1665 he bought 
a considerable estate in Copp's Hill, that in 1675 he sold " the good ship 
called the Rebecca and Elizabeth of Boston," of which he was one-eighth 
owner, for £420, and that at his death he held five hundred acres of land 
in the town of Dunstable. It is remarkable, under these conditions and the 
fact that he left a family of heirs, that his estate did not pass through the 
probate court, and still more remarkable that in less than five months from 
the date of his death his son John and daughters Rebecca and Mary (re- 
corded as Mercy) sold the homestead estate without other signatures to 
the deed than their own, except that of "Thomas Walter ^Administrator of 
the said John Coney dec^'V' who does not again appear in any record as 
acting. in that capacity. The instrument of conveyance was an indenture 
with warranty against all persons. The grantee undoubtedly rested on the 
warranty of John, a goldsmith, whose estate, when he died, Aug. 20, 1722, 
inventoried about £4,000. It is regrettable that out of his abundant means 
he did not put a stone at his father's grave beside that which marks the 
resting place of his mother. John the goldsmith was the father of four 
sons and seven daughters. Two sons and two daughters died young. Of 
the survivors, Sarah was married to Samuel Gerrish, Anna to the Rev. 
Thomas Foxcroft, Mehitable to Francis Foxcroft, Mary to Seth Storer, 
and Abigail to Edward Bromfield. It is an interesting fact that Paul 
Revere senior (father of the Paul of the midnight ride of April 19, 1775), 
born in Europe of French parentage, Nov. 30, 1702, who came to Boston 
when thirteen years old, was apprenticed to John Coney to learn the trade 
of goldsmith. Records found in Middlesex Co. deeds determined that 
Nathaniel Coney was the son of John the cooper and brother of Johu 

1907.] English Progenitors of N'athaniel Coney, 51 

the goldsmith. The date of his birth has not been discovered, but the 
present investigation has disclosed that of his death. Born in Boston, and 
clearly resident of the town till 1720, his children born in Sudbury, Reho- 
both, and Stoughton in 1722, '2-1, '27 and '28, are of record among the 
Boston births. Amoncr the early court files of Suffolk Co., Mass., there is 
preserved the original inquisition made in Boston, Nov. 20, 1742, "In the 
sixteenth year of the reign of * * * George ye second, before James De- 
vonport one of the coroners of our said Lord the King * * * upon the view 
of the body of Nathaniel Coney then and there being dead." The four- 
teen jurors who signed the inquisition rendered as their verdict : " that the 
sayd Nathaniel Coney on the nineteenth Instant, being in his house in 
Boston aforesaid, by the act of God suddenly came to his Death." This 
finding must be deemed conclusive, notwithstanding that the records of the 
South Church of Dedham contain this memorandum, which is evidently an 
interlineation: "1744. Died Mr. Nathaniel Coney of this church." Na- 
thaniel Coney married Elizabeth Greenland, Oct. 11, 1699. She died 
May 7, 1711. Their children were; 

John, b. in Boston, Jan. 14, 1700 ; d. Aug, 20, 1726. 

An infant, b, in Boston, July 5, 1702 ; d. unnamed. 

An infant, b. in Boston, Apr.. 4, 1704 ; d. unnamed. 

Nathaniel, b. in Boston, Dec. 18, 1705 ; d. Feb. 2, 1779. 

Daniel, b. in Boston, Oct. 17, 1709 ; m. Aug. 2, 1733, Sarah Jones. 

Sarah, b. in Boston, Mar. 20, 1711 ; m. Ebenezer Holmes. 

Nathaniel Coney married, as his second wife, Abigail, daughter of 
Thomas Skinner and widow of Ebenezer Ager. The record of her first 
marriage reads : " Ebenezer Ager and Abigail Skinner, married by Mr. 
Cotton Mather Mar. 1, 1703 ;" that of her second, '' Nathanll Coney and 
Abigail Ager, married by Rev. Mr. Eb'="i'r Pemberton, Presbytn. Sept. G, 
1711." The children of Nathaniel and Abigail (Skinner- Ager) Coney 
were : 

Abigail, b. in Boston, July 28, 1712 ; m. Michael Lowell of Boston. 

Thomas, b, in Boston, July 2, 1714; d. May 16, 1749. 

Elizabeth, b. in Boston, May 15, 1716 ; m. Joseph Pittee of Walpole. 

Samuel, b. in Boston, Apr. 15, 1718 ; m. Rebecca Guild of Dedham. 

Mary, b. in Boston, Mar. 18, 1720; m. Samuel Pittee of Walpole. 

PrisciUa, b. in Sudbury, Apr; 2, 1722 ; unmarried. 

Joseph, b. in Rehoboth, Mav 8, 1724; m. Sarah Savell of Roxbury. 

William, b. in Rehoboth, Mar. 29, 1726 ; m. Mehitable Ellis of Ded- 

Anna, b. in Stoughton, Sept. 23, 1728 ; m. as his second wife, Aaron 
Guild of Dedham. 

Abigail (Skinner-Ager) Coney died before Dec. 27, 1736, at which date 
Nathaniel Coney married Mary Royal of Boston, the officiating clergyman 
being Rev. Thomas Foxcroft, the husband of his niece Mary. That the 
thrice married Nathaniel was the son of John Coney the cooper is clearly 
proved by two IMiddlesex Co. deeds, as stated previously in this article. 
By the first, dated Mar. 4, 1716, " John Coney of Boston * * * goldsmith 
eldest son and joint heir of John Coney of Boston aforesaid deceased," 
conveys to his brother all the land " laid out to Mr. John Coney * * * five 
hundred acres on the north east side of Merrimack River in the township 
of Dunstable," and the grantor recites, " whereas the said John Coney 
deceased left several children heires to the said lot as well as his other 
estate : now know ye that I the said John Coney eldest son as aforesaid, 

52 English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney, [Jan. 

out of that love and affection wbicli I have and do bear unto my brother 
Nathaniel Coney of Boston aforesaid, Taylor, Have granted," etc. The 
second deed, dated Jan. 23, 1716-17, is from " Nathaniel Coney of Boston 
in the county of Suffolk in New Enc^land, Taylor," and Abigail his wife, 
to Thomas Hutchinson of Boston. It convevs the same five hundred acres 
and recites, "I the said Nathaniel Coney do covenant that * * * I am the 
true sole and legal owner of the said land * * *■ partly in right of my father 
John Coney late of said Boston, Cooper, who died seized thereof in fee, and 
the remainder was given and granted to me by my brothers John and Ben- 
jamin Coney and my sister Elizabeth Booth, who were children and heirs 
of my said father." 

The line to an English emigrant is clear for all the descendants of 
Nathaniel Coney; it only remains to show the English parentage. That 
it will be found that the immigrrant was from Lincolnsliire, can be in- 
ferred from the fact that the compiler of the Cony book found that 
the family was settled in that shire as early as the fifteenth century ; and 
that, although in our day those carrying iti nauie are not -numerons in that 
county, its surname being an uncommon one, it is the only shire in Eng- 
land in which a sufficient number of Coneys reside to bring the name 
within the classification made by Mr. Henry Brougham Guppy, in 1890, 
in his " Homes of Family Names in Great Britain." In his work, that 
gentleman took the farmers of the land as the "most stay at home class," 
and by the directories of the various counties classified their names where 
he found that they exceeded seven in ten thousand. His sixth and lowest 
classification is of " Peculiar names, which are mostly confined to one 
county and generally to a particular parish or division of that county." 
In this class he places the name Coney, eight farmers carrying it among 
ten thousand yeomen of Lincolnshire. 

Acknowledgment has been made of the assistance of Mr. Bartlett in 
the preparation of this article. Continued investigations by him, after it 
was ready for the printer, have conclusively proved what had been deter- 
^ mined beyond a reasonable doubt concerning John Coney who in 1654 
married Elizabeth Nash ; and the result of his search has been incorporated 
with what had already been written. 

The Rev. John Cotton, who for more than twenty years was vicar of 
the parish of St. Botolph's in Boston, Lincolnshire, arrived at Boston in 
New England, Sept. 3, 1633. He was born in Derby, England, bap- 
tized there Dec. 15, 1584, and died at Boston, Mass., Dec. 15, 1652. His 
will, probated in Suffolk Co., contains this clause : " I give unto hir my 
well beloved wife, first all rents of hir house & garden in ye market place 
of Boston in Lincolnshire, w^^ are myne by right of marryage with hir 
during my life. Item. I give unto hir what moneys were left in my 
brother Coneyes hand, & are now in ye use of my sister Mary Coneye his 
wife or my cosigne John Coneye their sonue, so far as my pcell yt of 
Remayneth in their hand." Volume IV of the Heraldic Journal shows 
that his father was Roland Cotton, of the eleventh generation from his 
earliest known paternal ancestor. The list of his children, as given, is : 

Mary, bapt. 1 Sept., 1583 ; m. Robert Bamford. 
John, bapt. 15 Dec, 1584. 
Roland, bapt. 17 Mar., 1588. 
Thomas, bapt. 19 May, 1594. 

Mr. Pishey Thomson, in his History and Antiquities of Boston, Eng- 
land, quotes the clause of Rev. John Cotton's will, and evidently relied 

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on it literally, and in another part, referring to the children of Roland 
Cotton, states that his daughter " Mary — younger than John, was married 
to Mr. Thomas Coney Town Clerk of Boston and survived her husband. 
She was hurried 15 Jan. 1655." This statement will be shown to be 
erroneous both as to fact and date. 

A correspondence with the vicar of St. Botolph's, which began in Feb- 
ruary and continued to July, 1906, has given information which, added to 
that on this side of the Atlantic, satisfactorily accounts for the presence 
of John Coney in New England, and to determine his parentage. " An- 
thony Ha wkredd of Boston, gentleman," was forty-four years old at the 
time of his second marriage, in July, 1615. His birth year must have 
been about 1571. In his will, dated Aug. 12, 1626, he mentions sons 
Anthony, John and Samuel. Assuming that they were named in the 
order of their birth, they were all born after 1606, for "Anthony Ha wkredd 
of Boston, gentleman, set 18," was duly licensed to marry Jane Aiscough, 
Sept. 14, 1625. The elder Anthony had three daughters, whose marriage 
dates indicate that they were older than their brothers. Mary married 
Thomas Coney who became town clerk of Boston about 1620. Thomson 
says the marriage was in 1618. The parish register of St. Botolph's has 
record of the marriage of "William Story and Sara Hawkrit May 11, 
1619," and of "John Conye and Elizabeth Hawkred Dec. 16, 1624." The 
testator of the will of Aug., 1626, mentions daughters Mary wife of Thomas 
Conev, and Elizabeth wife of John Conev. Thomas and John were broth- 
ers. The baptismal record is clear as to the first named ; it reads in the 
parish register: "Feb. 21, 1599, Thomas Conie son of John Conie." As 
to that of his brother, the vicar's clerk writes : " that of John, I cannot 
come across, altho I have made a careful search, I send a tracing of the 
one which may be it ; but one line is so run into another that I am not 
certain it is. '21 Oct. 1596. John son of John Conoke,' or it may be 
Conie ; I cannot teU. You will see the tails of the line above go right 
through the name." The clerk correctly describes the obscurity, though 
it requires the help of one's imagination to see the resemblance of a i 
entangled in the loop of a y or as of the line above. The marriage licenses 
of Lincolnshire contain this item : " 1624 — Nov. 29, John Coney of * * * 
aet. 26 and Elizabeth Hawkred of same, Sp"" [Boston].'* The printed page 
shows clearly that the scribe that prepared the copy for the press could not 
read all of the crabbed script, and as to the residence of the young candi- 
dates for matrimony, could only guess that a certain jumble of lines was 
intended for the written word Boston. In modem writing it is easy to 
mistake an. 8 and read it as 6. It is safe to conclude that the copyist was 
not as successful in reading the unit figure in the numerals that expressed 
John Coney's age as he was in guessing the place of his home. Ann, 
daughter of John Coney, died in Feb., 1652. A record of burial, in the 
Register of St. Botolph, which reads, "Mrs. Ann Cunny, widow, 9 May 
1652," doubtless is that of the interment of the child's grandmother. 

William Story, the husband of Sarah Hawkredd, was buried at Boston, 
Mar. 16, 1628, and on the 25th Apr., 1632, she married Rev. John Cotton 
whose first wife had died. So it was because Thomas Coney was husband 
of his wife's sister that Mr. Cotton left moneys in his " brother Coneye's 
hand," referred to his wife as "my sister Mary Coneye," and to his nephew 
by marriage as " my cosigne John Coneye their sonne." 

Following first the line of Thomas the town clerk, and that of his son 
John who succeeded him in his office, the parish rect)rd shows the baptism 
of the first child of Thomas and Mary (Hawkredd) Coney, which reads : 

54 English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney, [Jan. 

" John, son of Thomas Coney, gent, baptised Nov. 28, 1619." The father 
held his town office from 1620 to 1647. Thompson says he died July 31, 
1649. The register of St. Botolph's has this record: "John Conny and 
Ann Mitchell married by license 16 Jan. 1638." This was the John who 
succeeded his father as town clerk. He died not later than 1653. 

A letter from the town clerk of old Boston, dated May 24, 1906, justifies 
the inference that the ofiice is much less important than in the municipali- 
ties of New England. To a request that he give the first and last date of 
service of the younger Coney as clerk of the town, and a tracing of his 
signature for comparison with an autograph found in the early court files 
of Essex Co., he answered that, for the period named (1647-1653), the 
only reference he could find to a Coney was " his name in the index and 
the page to which such index refers is not in the book." Nor could he 
give a tracing of the signature of the scribe of the seventeenth century, 
" as the minutes of the proceedings of meetings are signed by the chair- 
man and not by the town clerk." In this connection it may be stated that 
the autograph of John the cooper was annexed to the return of a writ dated 
at Boston Jan. 19, 1669, which required "the marshall of the County of 
Suffolk or his deputy or a constable of Boston * * =* to attach the goods 
and for want thereof the body of William Cotton, and to take bond of him 
to the value of £20 * * * for his appearance at the next court to be held 
at Ipswich, then and there to answer the complaint of Paull White in an 
action for debt." 

The return was endorsed on the writ. The writing, clear and easily 
read, indicates that the writer had an education much above the average 
of that of the business men of that date. Exception, however, might be 
taken by advocates of simplified spelling ta his orthography, for he states 
that he " attached the booddy of William Cotton * * * and committed him 
to prison : for want of baile." Considering the many different spellings 
of the Coney surname, it will be interesting to his descendants to know 
that his oflScial signature was written John Conney. 

The children of John and Ann (Mitchell) Coney of Boston, Lincoln- 
shire, were : 

Jane, bapt. Jan. 24, 1640 ; buried June 25, 1642. 
Raphell, bapt. Oct. 16, 1643 ; buried Mar. 16, 1647. ..;- 

Ann, bapt. June 11, 1648. The record of her burial reads: "Ann ye 
dau. of John Cuny-gent. 28 Feb. 1652." 

That John and Ann Coney had another daughter whose baptism is not 
of record, or if recorded not found by the parish clerk, appears from an 
entry which reads : 

Mary, dau. of John Cuny, gent., bur. Aug. 18, 1649. 

The second son of Thomas and Mary (Hawkredd) Coney was "Anthonie 
* * * bapt. 1 Aug. 1622," and no subsequent record relating to him was 

The third and youngest son of tliose parents was 

" Raphell, son of Thomas Conny, gent., bapt. Dec. 6, 1629." His burial 
record reads "Raphael, son of Thomas Cony, 26 Dec. 1642." 

The closing record of this line is among the baptisms : 

"John, ye soon of John Cunny gent, kit deceased, 1 June 1654." 

The only John Coney of the line of Thomas and Mary, who was living 
in 1654, was an infant when John the cooper married Elizabeth Nash in 
New En<?land. 

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The late "William S. Appleton, in an article in the Register, ante^ vol. 
53, page 301, gives the following valuable note from a will: "Mary Cony 
of Boston, Lincolnshire, widow, reverend and dear brother Mr. John Cot- 
ton of New England, sisters Cotton & Makepeace, John & Elizabeth, chil- 
dren of late brother Samuel Hawcrid, cousin Dr. Tuckney, sons Samuel 
& John, 1652, proved 1653," This proves that Thompson was in error 
in stating that Mary wife of Thomas Coney died in 1655. 

Following now the line of John Coney (son of John and brother of 
Thomas), who was born 1596, and in 1624 married Elizabeth Hawkredd, 
the parish register is silent as to the wife, but closes the career of the hus- 
band with the record: "John Cony, gent, buried April 6, 1630." 

Their children are of record as follows : 

Marie, dau. of John Conie, bapt. Oct. 9, 1625. 
Mary, dau. of John Cony, bur. Dec. 10, 1625. 
Marie, dau. of John Conny, bapt. June 28, 1 627. 
Mary, dau. of John Coney, bur. Aug. 16, 1627. 
John, son of .John Connie, bapt. July 17, 1628. 
Marie, dau. of John Conny, bapt. May 2, 1630. 

So it appears that in 1654, among the descendants of Anthony Hawkredd, 
there were but two John Coneys living : one the infant grandson of his 
daughter Mary, and the other the John baptized July 17, 1628, who was 
the only son of his daughter Elizabeth. At that date, all but one of the 
sisters of the latter John Coney were dead, as were all his cousins the 
children of Thomas and Mary (Hawkredd) Coney, with the possible ex- 
ception of that Anthony who was baptized in Aug., 1622. John's father 
had died when he was less than two years old ; his mother soon married 
Oliver Mello-ws. The marriage was probably in England. It is not of 
record in Boston, New Eugland, where Dec. 7, 1 634, Samuel, son of Oliver 
Mellows, was baptized, and where in 1636 Martha, and in 1638 Mary, 
his sisters, were also baptized. Rev. John Cotton, in his will of 1652, 
wrote : " I give to my kinswoman Martha Mellows the sume of five marks." 
Some two years later she became, by marriage, Martha Waters. Pope, in 
his " Pioneers of Massachusetts," says that Oliver Mellows of Boston and 
his wife were admitted to the church in July, 1634; that he died at Brain- 
tree ; that administration of his estate was granted to his widow, in Dec, 
1638, and that she subsequently married Thomas Makepeace. The Make- 
peace Genealogy states that "It appears that Mr. Makepeace lived (1641) 
at Dorchester. * * He married, about this time, Mrs. Elizabeth Mellowes, 
of Boston, for his second wife ; for in the records of the First Church, 
Boston, is found the following : ' The 25th day of y® 5th Mon : 1641. Mrs. 
Elizabeth Makepeace, lately called Mrs. Elizabeth Mellowes, but now y® 
wife of Mr. Makepeace, of Dorchester, was granted tre of Recommendation 
thether.' " This work gives the death of her third husband as of Jan. or 
Feb., 1667. So it appears that his widow at his death was the mother of 
John and Mary Coney, and of Samuel, Martha, and Mary Mellows. Mary 
Coney, born in England in 1630, married James Dennis ; and the marriages 
of Martha Mellows to .Joseph Waters, and of Mary Mellows to Emanuel 
Springfield, are of record in Boston. The Springfields evidently returned 
to England. The will of Thomas Makepeace mentions " his well beloved 
wife Elizabeth," and contains this item : " I give to my wife's three daugh- 
ters, vizt. unto Mary, the wife of James Dennis of Boston, and to Martha, 
the wife of Joseph Waters of Milford, and to Mary the wife of Emanueil 
Springfield in Old England, * * * to each and every of them * * * the 
sume of fifty shillings." 



Records of Second Church of Scituate, 


Sarah Hawkredd, who married first William Story and then the Rev. 
John Cotton, married, for her third husband, the Rev. Richard Mather, 
pastor to the church of Dorchester. Gov. John Endicott was the magis- 
trate who united them, on Aug. 26, 1656. That she retained her property 
in England appears from her marriage settlement, dated July 8, 1656, and 
her will, dated May 3, 1670, probated in 1676. The later instrument 
contained these bequests : " To my sister Makepeace one gown if she sur- 
vive me. * =* * I give to my sisters children John, Mary and Martha, to 
each of them a book." 

The combination of the several personal indentifications shown in the 
wills of the Rev. John Cotton, Mary (Hawkredd) Coney, and her sister 
Sarah (Hawkredd-Story-Cotton) Mather, and of Thomas Makepeace, would, 
without other evidence, establish the fact that Elizabeth ( Hawkredd-Coney- 
JMellows) Makepeace left England soon after the death of her first husband, 
and shows her relationship, and that of the two little children she brought 
with her to her new home, to these different testators and to her second 
husband. And the evidence, taken as a whole, determines beyond question 
that the two neices mentioned in their Aunt Sarah's will were Mary 
(Coney) Dennis and Martha (Mellows) Waters, and that the nephew to 
whom she bequeathed a book was that John Coney who was baptized in 
Boston, Lincolnshire, July 17, 1628, and who married, in Boston, New 
England, June 20, 1654, Elizabeth Nash. 



Communicated by Wilford Jacob Litchfield, M.S., of Southbridge, Mass. 

[Continued from Vol. 60, page 340.] 

April 26 1801 
May 3 
May 10 
May 31 
Auguft 9 
October 18 

Octo^^ 25 
Nov^'" 1 

Decemb'' 13 
April 5, 1802 
May 2 

June 27 

Matilda D to Charles Turner Efq'" and wife 
Amal'a son to Harris Turner and wife 
Maryann D to Walter Jacobs & wife 
Paul son to Elijah Curtice & Wife 
John son to John Ewell and wife 
Sarah Smith D to Eliiha Brii^srs & wife 
Charlott D to Elijah Bowker & wife 
Caroline D to Warren Bowker & wife 
J Enoch son to James Cole and wife ] §" 
( Mary Clapp D to James Cole and wife j 5* 
Caroline D to Seth Fofter and Wife 

their first child. 
Charlotte Curtifs D to Nath" Winflow & wife 

Deborah Clapp D to Tho^ Briggs and wife 

Mary Perry Church adult in private Sick 
Jofhua Son to Capt Jolhua Jacobs Jun"^ & wife 

Damfon D. to Simonds & wife 

John King son to John Nash and wife 
Hannah williams Da to Sam"^ Kent & wife 


1907.] Records of Second Church of Scituate, 


June 30 
Aug^*' 1 

Augf t 8 
Aug^* 29. 
Sept 5 
October 3, 

May 30 1803 
June 5. 

July 10 

Aug^* 7 

October. 9 
Octob'^ 16 

Octo^'^ 23 

Octo^^ 30 

October 25 

AprU22 1804 
May 20 

June 3 

June 24 
July 1 

July 15 
Aug^^ 5 
Sept 2 
Sept 23 

Sept 30. 


Nov^^ 4 

March 20 1805 
May 12 

Abigail Daughter Thomas Lapham Jun'' 

Maria D. To Capt Benj^ Lane and wife 

Elifabeth wife to Ebenezer Osborn 

Ebenezer son to Ebenezer Osborn & wife 

Hannah Schiverick D. To Nath^^ Eelles Jun'' & wife 

Betfy Turner D. to Walter Jacobs & wife 

Afa Delano son to Afa Waterman & wife 

Peter Thatcher son, Lucy Turner, Daughter Atherton 

Wales, son, Henry, son, Children of Thatcher Tilden 

and wife • 

Lucy Sylvefter in private near her end 
Michal D. and John son — twins of John Collamore & 

John Turner son to Sam^^ [" James " careted in another 

hand] Sparrell and wife 
Alfred Brunfon son to Capt Seth Fofter and wife 
Matilda D. to Jofeph Cufhing and wife 
Betfy. D. to Thatcher Tilden and wife 
R J), to Elijah Bowker and wife 

Mary D to Pickles Cufhing Jun"^ and wife 
Thomas son to John Jones and wife 
Julia D. to Col Charles Turner & wife, 
[blank] Turner D. to Jonathan Hatch Jun^ & wife 

Unice Whiting D to Harris Turner 

in private Hannah Totman. D. to Stephen Totman adult 

being very Sick 
Edmond son to Warren Bowker & wife 
Sarah [over " Mary," crossed out] south worth D. to 

John Foiter Jun^ and wife 
Mary Elifabeth D to WilP"^ Delano & wife 
Mary Stockbridge D. to Elnanathan [sic\ Cufhing & 

Thophilus son to Capt Jofhua Jacobs Jun'^ & wife 
Mary D. to Sam^ Simous and wife 
Charles Heury son to Charles Lapham & wife 
George son to Benj^ Lane and wife 
Nath^ Cufhing son to John Nafh and wife 
Calvin son & Sufannah D to Galen Daman & wife 
Nancy D to Charles Cole & wife 
Eliza D to Ebeii^ Ofborn & wife 
Luther Albert Son to Luther Tilden & wife 
Mary Turner D to James Torry Jun'" & wife 
Huldah D. Ebenezer Copland and Wife 
Joseph and Charles Sons to Major John James and wife 
Jane, Daugter William Corlew in private 
William Hart Son to William Delano and wife 
Dolly [over " Mary," crossed out] D. to Joseph Stock- 

bridijre & wife. 
Rufus Litchfield adult Rufus son to Rufus Litchfield and 

Jerufha Gay D to Elnathan Cufhing & wife 
Charlotte Cushing D. to Sam" Waterman & wife 
Almira D to Major John James & wife 



Records of Second Chicrch of Scititate. 


June 2 
June 30. 
Aug^* 4 

Octo^" 13 1805 

'^OY^' 3 

Decemb^ 8 

June 15 1806 

June 29 
July 6 

Aug«* 3 : 

Augs* 14 
October 5 

Nov^^ 9 
Nov*^^ 26 
May 10 1807. 

May 24 
July 5 
Octob"- 11 

Nov^'' 1 

Nov^'" 8 
Nov^^ 15 
Decm^f 23 

Jany24 1808 
April 24 

May 1 

William, son Coll Charles Turner & wife 

David Jacob son to Nath" Cufhing & wife 

Temperance Freeman D. to Timothy Fofter & wife 

James Otis Son-, James Curtis and wife 

Amelia adult, Daughter to Afhur Sprague 

Henry Turner son to Tho^ Ruggles and wife 

Luther Turner and his child named Lucy 

Elvira D to Demick Bowker & wife 

John Son to Jofeph Cufhing & wife 

Edward Son to Fofter Jacobs & wife 

Lucy Clapp, Daughter to the same 

Mary D. to 'W^ Whiting of Hanover 

Harriot D to Pickles Cufhing & wife 

John Son to Jona^^ Hatch & wife 

Elifha Heyden adult at ye same time 

Elifha son to Elifha Heyden & wife 

Ame Culhing D to Capt. Jofhua Jacobs Jun"" & wife 

Hannah Wife to Warren Sylvefter & their child Almira 

Phebe Cufhing D to James Curtifs & wife 

Li private Catherine Sylvefter a black woman 

EHfha son to Elifha Fofter Jun^ & wife "^ 

Prudence Clark D. to WilP Delano & wife 

Temperance Cufhing D. of Sylvanus Daman an adult. 

Melzar Stoddard son to Luther Turner formerly of Pern- 

Nathan son To Cap* Tho^ Southard & wife 
Mary Daughter To Rufus Litchfield and wife 
William, Son to Harris Turner & wife, lately moved to 

Julia D to Luther Tilden & wife 
William son to Timothy Fofter & wife 
Jofiah son to Thomas Culhino^ & wife 
Deborah D to Elifha Heyden & wife 
Zilpah Turner to Nath^^ Eells & wife 
Prudence Clark D to Wil^ Delano & wife 
Charles Warren son to Warren Sylvester & wife . - ^ 
Edward Bartlett son to Thacher Tilden and wife 
David William son to Amiel Studly & wife > 

Rachel Wife to Bayley Jenkens 
Thomas Bailey & William Woodward sons to Bailey 

Jenkens & wife 
George Anfon Son to Anfon RobbLns & wife 
Temperance D to Micah Lapham & wife 
Francis. D. To Sam^ Waterman & wife 
Julia D: to Pickles Culhing & wife ■ 

Mary Stetson & EHza Stutson both adults i, 

in private on account o 

Harriette D to Seth Fofter and wife 
Grace Turner ['* Barstow," written above "Turner*'] D 

to Elifh Fofter & wife 
Thomas son to Tho^ Southward & wife 
Eliza Daughter Major John James & wife 

1907.] Records of Second Chm^ch of Scituate. 59 

June 5 Rachel Wife to Perkins Clapp 

Rachel D to perkins Clapp and wife 

Sam^^ son to perkins Clapp & wife 
June 4 a Child belonging Prince & wife in private on account of 

Jnly 3 Hannah D To Jofiah Stoddard and wife 

Aug*' 8 Bela Tower son to Jofhua Jacobs Ju^ 

Aug** 2 Frederick son to James Curtice & wife 

Aug** 14 Jofepli Warren son to Elifha Brigs & wife 

Sept 2 [?] L^icy D to Allen Clapp & wife 

Octo^"^ Anna P:iiza D to [blank] Turner & wife. 

Eunic D to David Bowker & wife 
Nov^'" 13 Betfej D to James Sparrel & wife 

IMarch 5 1809 Harriot D to Allen Clap & wife 
June 4 Kath^^ son to Nathaueel Eells & wife 

Jane Daughter to Nath^^ Cufhing Jun^ & wife 
July 2 ^ Benf Hatch Tower to Sam^^ Eells and wife 

"^ Lufannah Ruggles D to George Hatch & wife 

July 9 Eliza D to Johi^. Nafh and wife 

Harrifon son to Dea" Thomas Cufhing & wife 
July 16 Polly Da to Elifha Tolman and wife 

Sarah D to Capt Southward & wife in private 

Sarah D to Luther Tilden and wife 
Aug** 6 Walter son to Anson Rollins [? Robbins] & wife 

Auc{ 13 Francis son to Timo* Fofter & wife 

Sept 19 Anna D to Jofeph Cufhing & wife 

Sept 5 Charles son James Curtice & wife 

Mary D to Lutlier Tilden & wife 
Sept*" Francis son of John Ewell & Wife 

Nov'" 5 Elisha Son of Foster Jacobs & Wife 

William Son of William Studley & Wife • 

William Son of Elisha Hayden & Wife 
Nov^"" 1 1807 Widdow Rhoda Ford Lucy Ford & Rhoda Ford Jun'^ 

Nabby Barker James Curtifs were addmitted members 
of the chh 
July 3 1808 The wife of George Torry admitted 
Kov^'" 13 Jofeph Turner & Franie Cufuhing \_sic~\ admitted 

April 2 John Nafh and wife were admitted 

Deaths for the Year 1799 

February 7 1799 The Widdow Elms ^-Etat. 68 of a complication of dif- 

May Lucy Sylvefter of a confumption ; 

A child of David Prouty 

another of Benj** Bailey . , 

John Hatches wife of a confumption 
October 7 1803 The C^^ difmifsed the Rev'* Charles Turner and recom- 
mended him to the c^^ of Chrift in Turner [Maine, 
probably]. 4 

OctoV 16 1803 The c^ difmifsed the wife of Luther Barrell and recom- 
mended her to the c^^ of Chrift in Afhburnham 

[This completes the book of Rev. David Barnes.] 

• [To be continued.] 

VOL. LXI. 5 

CO Descendants of John Bailey, [Jan. 



By Louis Mauixus Dewey, Esq., of Westfield, Mass. 

1. JoiiN^ Bailey was viewer of chimneys and ladders at Hartford in 
1648, a constable in Mar., 1656-7, was made freeman in May, 1657, and 
moved to Haddam, about IGG'2, as one of the 28 original purchasers. His 
will WHS dated June 17, 169G, and the inventory, amounting to £186. 10. 6, 
was taken Aug. 29, 1696. He gave to sons John, Benjamin, and Na- 
thaniel his land at Higganum ; mentioned daughter Elizabeth Clark and 
son Thomas Clark ; and daugliters Lydia, Susanna, and Mary. He lived 
at Higganum, in the northern part of Haddam. His wife was probably 
Lydia, daughter of Thomas Smith of Haddam. (See Early Conn. Probate 
Rec, vol. i, page 2oL) ' 

Children : 

2. i. John. 2 
ii. Lydia, m. in 1681, Xathaniel Spencer, 
iii. Elizabeth, m. Thomas Clark. 

3. iv. Benjamln% b. Nov. 11, 1665, at Haddam. 
V. Susanna, m. Hubbard. 

4. vi. Nathaniel. 
vii. Mary, ra. Coruwell. 

2. JoHN^ Bailey {-John}) lived at Haddam, Conn. He married Eliza- 

beth, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Beckwith) Bate. John 
Bate died Jan. 15, 1718-19, and his wife sm-vived him. 

Children: . v 

John, 8 b. Oct., 1688. 

Ephraim, b. Jan. 1, 1691. • '< 

Elizajjeth, b. Oct. 24, 1694. 

Lydia, b. Mar. 16, 1695-6. 

Mehitable, b. June 4, 1698. ■ 

Jonathan, b. Aug. 16, 1700. 

Dorothy, b. July 11, 1703. j. 

Mary, b. Mar. 19, 1705-6. " . | 

David, b. Aug. 8, 1710. 

3. Benjamin^ Bailey (/o^7i^) married . 


i. JoiiN.^ ' ^ 

ii. Benjamin. 
iii. Nathaniel. 





• ■ 






• • 





4. Nathaniel^ Bailey {John}) married — ^ — --— . HVX • ? v; r 

Children : 

' i. Daniel. ' , .. . ^.../. .•.. 

8. ii. EZEKIEL. - 

5. John' Bailey {John,"^ John^) lived at Haddam, Conn., and there 

married, Jan. 14, 1711, Esther . 

Children: * 

9.1. JoHN,^ b. Oct. 6, 1712. 

10. ii. Nathan, b. July 18, 1714. 

iii. Esther, b. July 3, 1716. 

iv. Jekemiah, b. Aug. 14, 1718. 

V. Amos, b. Sept. 12, 1720. 


1907.] Descendants of John Bailey, 61 

vi. Lydia, b. Oct. 5, 1726. 
vii. Beol, b. Mar. 31, 1728. 

11. viii. James, b. June 27, 1730. 
ix. William, b. July 17, 1732. 

6. Ephraim' Bailey {John,^ John^) lived at Haddam, Conn., and there 

married, Oct. 3, 1716, Deborah Brainard. 
Children : 

i. Ephralm,* b. June 25, 1718; d. young. 

12. ii. Jacob, b. Oct. 21, 1720. 
ill. Deborah, b. Apr. 13, 1723. 

13. iv. Gideon, b. Aug. 4, 1725. , 

14. V. Stephen, b. May 25, 1727. 
vi. Jabkz, b. Jan. 14, 1729-30. 
vii. Caleb, b. Jan. 7, 1731-2. 
viii. Abijah, b. July 31, 1734. 

15. ix. William, b. Aug. 1,1736. 

16. X. Oliver. 
xi. Ephrai.m. 

7. David' Bailey (John,^ Jokn^) married, July 20, 1730, at Haddam, 

Jane (? Wads worth). He died Aug. 18, 1747, at Middletown, Conn. 
Children : 

i. David,* b. about 1731. 

ii. Joshua, b. Feb., 1733-4, at Haddam. 

iii. Phebe, b. Apr. 20, 1736, at Haddam. 

ir. Elijah, b. 1738. 

V. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 22, 1740. 

vi. James, b. 1743. 

3. Ezekiel^ Bailey {Nathaniel,- John}) lived at Haddam, and there 
married, Feb. 25, 1741-2, Sarah Smith. 
Children : 

i. Eunice,* b. Sept. 1, 1744. 

ii. Hope, b. Oct. 25, 1746. 

. iii. Susanna, b. Mar.* 10, 1749. 

iv. Jemima, b. July 7, 1751. 

V. Ambrose, b. June 13, 1755. 

9. JoHN^ Bailey {John,^ John,^ John^) lived at Haddam, and there mar- 
ried. Mar. 11, 1734-5, Elizabeth . 

Children : • 

i. Esther, 5 b. Feb. 19, 1735-6; d. young. 

17. ii. Phineas, b. Jan. 6, 1738-9. 
iii. Amos, b. Oct. 22, 1741. 

iv. Esther, b. Oct. 8, 1743; d. young. 
V. Esther, b. Jan. 16, 1744. 
vi. Hannah, b. Dec. 3, 1747. 
vii. Eliz-ibeth, b. Apr. 28, 1750. 
viii. John, b. May 30, 1752. 
ix. Richard, b. May 18, 1756. 

10. Nathan^ Bailey (John,^ John,"^ John^) lived at Haddam, and there 

married, July 6, 1738, Martha . 


1. Nathan,' b. Apr. 13, 1739; d. Jane 2, 1742. 
ii. Biel (dan.), b. Sept. 12, 1740. 
iii. ICHABOD, b. Feb. 2, 1742-3. 

11. James^ Bailey [John,^ John,"^ John}) lived at Haddam, and there 

married, Jan. 3, 1749-50, Anna •. 









62 ' Descendants of John Bailey, [Jan. 

Children : 

i. Deborah,* b. Jan. 4, 1750-1. 
ii. "William, b. June, 1753. 
iii. James, b. Jan. 13, 1756. 

12. Jacob* Bailey {Ephraim,^ John,'^ John^) lived at Haddam, and there 
married, Aug. 6, 1746, Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Thomas Crook. 
Children : 

18. i. Jacob,* b. May 8, 1747. 
ii. Deborah, b. Jan. 30, 1749; d. Feb. 8, 1814. 
iii. Thomas, b. Feb. 15, 1750-1. 
iv. Timothy. 

19. V. Abijah. 
vi. Clother. 


viii. Naomi, b. 17G3; d. Sept. 29, 1825; m. 1782, her second cousin (23.) 
Christopher* Bailey. • 

13. Gideon^ Bailey {Ephraim^ John^ Johii^) lived at Haddam, and 

married . 

Children : 

Martha,* b. Apr. 14, 1746. 

Susanna, b. Sept. 25, 1749. ' , . 

Gideon, b. Nov. 17, 1751. 

Reuben, b. Feb. 24, 1754. 

Louden, b. Sept. 20, 1756. 

Jeremiah, b. Oct. 9, 1758; m. , and had: Moses FreemanJ b. 

Nov. 7, 1782, and Sarah, b. Nov. 24, 1784. 
vii. Jesse, b. Dec. 3, 1761. 
viii. Lucy, b. Oct. 24, 1763. 
ix. Sarah, b. Jan. 20, 1766. 

m ; 

14. Stephen^ Bailey (Ephraim,^ Joh n,'^ John^) \ivQd at Haddam, and 1] 

there married, Dec. 14, 1749, Eunice . " 


i. Prudence,* b. June 22, 1756. 

ii. Stephen, b. Feb. 13, 1760. 

iii. Errie, b. May 14, 1762. 

iv. Zilpah, b. June 5, 1764. 

V. Margery, b. Nov. 22, 1766. 

22. vi. Edward, b. Dec. 12, 1768. 
vii. Rhoda, b. Oct., 1770. ' 
viii. Sabra, b. Sept. 30, 1775. 

And four others who d. unnamed. 

15. William^ Bailey {Ephraim,^ John^^ John^) married Betsey Horton. 


23. i. Christopher,* b. Mar., 1756. 

16. Oliver^ Bailey {Ephraim^ Jolin^'^ John^) lived at Haddam, and 

there married, May 14, 1761, Hannah Scovill. 

Children: , .... . ■..: ■'■„ .-li'\' r 

i. Oliver,* b. Mar. 22, 1762. > 

ii. Keturah, b. Oct. 4, 1763. 

iii. Thomas, b. Feb. 11, 1765. 

iv. Martha, b. May 5, 1767. 

V. Hannah, b. Mar. 27, 1769. 

vi. Phebe, b. June 16, 1771. 

vii. Mary, b. Oct. 10, 1773. 

viii. Scovil, b. Sept. 24, 1775. 

1907.] Descendants of John Bailey, 63 

ix. Timothy, b. Nov. 24, 1777. 
X. David, b. Oct. 20, 1779. 
xi. Ezra, b. Aug. 10, 1781. 
xii. Prudence, b. Oct. 17, 1784. 

17. Phineas^ Bailey {John,'^ John^ John^ John^) married, Apr. 25, 

1764, at Haddam, Susannah Brainard. 

Child : 
i. Phineas,^ b. Mar. 4, 1765. 

18. Jacob^ Bailey (Jacoh,^ Ephraim,^ John^^ John^), born May 8, 1747, 

lived at Haddam. He was a sergeant in the Revolution, and killed 
in the attack on Stony Point, N. Y., July 15, 1779. He married 

Children : 

1. Jacob,' b. Mar. 19, 1775; d. June 14, 1813, at Haddam; m. May 7, 
1800, at West Springfield, Mass., Temperance Bates, who was b. 
1776, and d. Juue 9, 1824, aged 48, at Granville, Mass., where she 
m. (2) Sept. 28, 1815, Elijah Spelraan, and had three daus. Chil- 
dren : George Edgar^ ', Henry Brainard; Leander, m.'M.Siry Lew'ia^ 
and has descendants at Westtleld, Mass. ; Lovina ; Louisa ; Lucretia. 

ii. Meigs, m. , and has descendants in Newark, N. J., Roches- 
ter, N. Y., and elsewhere. 

19. MiJAH* (probably Abijah) Bailey {Jacobs* Ephraim,^ John^ John^) 

married . 

Children : 

i. Elias,* b. Aug. 16, 1786. 

ii. Linda, b. Dec. 19, 1790. 

\i\. Comfort, b. Aug. 16, 1792. • ■ 

iv. Halsey, b. Mar. 5, 1795. 

V. Lucretia, b. Mar. 6, 1797. ' 

vi. RoxiNA, b. Apr. 9, 1799. ' 

vii. Cyrus, b. Mar. 29, 1801. 

20. Gideon^ Bailey {Gideon,'^ Epkraim* John,^ John^) married, Sept. 6, 

1773, at Haddam, Lydia Spencer. 

Children : . 

i. Gideon,^ b. Dec. 10, 1773. • . 

ii. Daniel, b. May 20, 1775. 

Hi. Mary, b. Oct. 3, 1777. , 

iv. Russel, b. Nov. 29, 1779. 

V. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 17, 1782. 

vi. Sarah, b. Aug. 22, 1783. 

vii. Lydia Smith, b. Aug. 22, 1784. 

viii. Jereme, b. Sept. 20 or 23, 1787. 

ix. Lyman, b. Mar. 24, 1789. -v .. i 

X. Lydia, b. Nov. 5, 1792. ■ ''■■ "'■■'■■■' ■•■.:- -V-'^-i^ffe 

xi. Rufus, b. Oct. 24, 1794. ' • . ' ■ J ^ 

xii. Alvin, b. Dec. 3, 1796. • . 

Xiii. Polly, b. Feb. 3, 1802. ., f. .; 

21. Reuben* Bailey (Gideon,* Ephraim* Jokn,^ John^) Uvedi at Had- 

dsiin, and married . 

Children : • 

i. Lewis,« b. Sept. 12, 1780. 

ii. Rodney, b. May 21, 1782. 

iii. Samantha, b. Nov. 18, 1784. * ; " 

iv. Zabria, b. Nov. 20, 1786. 

V. Euakim. 

vi. Enes, b. Oct. 6, 1801. . v' 

64 Genealogical Research in England. [Jan. 

22. Edward^ Bailey {Stephen,^ Ephraim^ John^^ John^) lived at Had- 

dam, and married . 

Children : 

i. Selden,M). Dec. 31, 1795. 

ii. Chauncy, b. Jan. 31, 1797. 

ill. Eliphalet, b. Apr. 30, 1799. 

iv. Harriet, b. Dec. 7, 1802. 

V. Edward, b. Apr. 13, 1805. 

23. Christopher^ Bailey ( William,^ Ephraim,^ John,"- John^), born in 

Mar., 1756, died Apr. 18, 1840, aged 84, at Haddam. He mar- 
ried, Nov. 26, 1782, his second cousin, Naomi,^ daughter of (12.) 
Jacob"* Bailey, who died Sept. 29, 1825, aged 62. 
Children : 

i. Thomas,« b. Feb. 19, 1782 ; perhaps lived at West Springfield, Mass., 


ii. Phebe, b. Nov. 15, 1783. 

ill. Fanny, b. Jan. 3, 1786. . 

iv. Sovia, b. Apr. 19, 178S. 

v. Benjamin, b. May 20, 1791. 

vi. Christopher, b. Dec. 17, 1797. 


Communicated, for the Committee on English Research, by Joseph Gardner 

Bartlett, Esq. . 

The Committee on English Research of the New England His- 
toric Genealogical Society has had extensive gleaning done in the 
Probate Courts at Peterborough, England, in an endeavor to find 
references by testators to kinsfolk in America. The various courts 
at Peterborough cover the counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, and 
Rutland, and parts of Bedford, Hertford, Northampton, and Suffolk. 

Beginning about the year 1:640, the calendars of the following 
courts at Peterborough have been examined, viz. : The Archdea- 
conry of Ely (co. Cambridge), 1639-1661 ; the Consistory of Ely, 
1643-1650; the Consistory of Peterborough, 1640-1664; the 
Archdeaconry of Northampton, 1639-1646 ; and the Archdeaconry 
of Huntingdon, 1643-1645. From the calendars of these courts, 
covering the above years, a list was made of all testators bearing 
any family name to be found in New England before the year 1700 ; 
and this list, giving the names and residences of over one thousand 
testators, the date of execution or probate of the will, and the 
number of the register and folio where the wiU is enrolled, is now 
in the library of the Society. 

The wills, in the list, are divided among the various courts as 
follows : Archdeaconry of Ely, 232 ; Consistory of Ely, 266 ; 
Consistory of Peterborough, 404; Archdeaconry of Northampton, 
28 ; Archdeaconry of Huntingdon, 75. All these wills have been 
read, and abstracts are herewith given of those in which there were 

1907.] Genealogical Research in England. 65 

any references to persons away from home or whose whereabouts 
were apparently unknown. 

Will of Francis Adams the elder, of Svvavesey, co. Cambridge, hus- 
bandman, dated 14 February, 1645-6. Joan my eldest daughter, now wife 
of Edward Collin. Francis Smith my grandchild, Joan Smith my grand- 
child (minor). Frances xidams my grandchild (minor), daughter of John 
Adams my son deceased. " I give and bequeath unto Edmund Adams my 
Sonne, if ever he shall come to demand it, the sum of os." Alice Adams 
my grandchild (minor), daughter of said Edmund, household stuff; and 
Edward Collin my son in law and Joan his wife my eldest daughter, shall 
have the keeping of the said household stuff until the said Alice shall 
accomplish her age of one and twenty years, and shall then deliver the 
said goods to her or to her deputie. Children of my daughter Amey, wife 
of William Priesley. Children of my son Henry Adams of Wivelingham. 
William, John, Richard, Amey and Alice Priesley my grandchildren 
(minors). My younger son Francis Adams and his children. Residuary 
.legatees and executors, Henry Adams my eldest son and Francis Adams 
my younger son. William Alcock who writ this will to be feoffee in trust 
to keep it for me. Witnesses : William Alcock scr., Richard Odell, Joan 
Alcocke. Proved 6 October, 1647, by the executors named. (Archdea- 
conry of Ely, Register No. 9, fol. 85.) 

Will of IsABELL Sanderson, of St. Edwards Parish in the town of 
Cambridge, widow, late wife of Thomas Sanderson of Cambridge, deceased, 
dated 17 May, 1661. I give my freehold messuage wherein I dwell unto 
Anne Thurlow, wife of Peter Thurlow, and unto Thomas Perkins her son 
for the term of their lives, then to the heirs of the body of the said Thomas 
Perkins, they paying unto Edward Sanderson my brother in law (if he 
come to demand the same) £20 within two years after my decease. Isabella 
(blank) and Katherine Brooke widow. Miles Bucket the elder of London. 
Miles Buckett the younger (minor). Bartholomew Buckett (minor) another 
son of the said Miles the elder. Miles, John and Charles Dickenson and 
Isabella sister to said Ann Thurlow. Residuary legatees and executors : 
Ann Thurlow and Thomas Perkins her son. My friend Mr. John Bridge 
of Cambridge, gent, supervisor. Witnesses: John Bridge, Sarah Scoving- 
ton, Frances Shyun. Proved 2 October, 1661, by Ann Thurlow one of 
the executors, power being reserved to the other. (Archdeaconry of Ely, 
Register No. 9, fol. 171.) 

[There was an Edward Sanderson in ^atertown, Mass., in lu45.] 

Will of Edward Greene of Great Wilbraham, co. Cambridge, " car- 
pinder," dated 21 October, 1648. To be buried in the parish churchyard 
of Great Wilbraham. Elizabeth my wife all the household stuff in the 
house where I now dwell. The bedstead which standeth at Francis Bur- 
gishes. My apparel which were my brother Roberts. Annes Saffone 
wife of John Saffone my eldest daughter 12d. to be paid upon demand. 
Margaret Greene my youngest daughter the little howse wherein I now 
dwelleth which I have surrendered to the said Margaret and her heirs. I 
give and bequeath unto Willyam Greene ray youngest son five shillings to 
be paid to him if he ever come to demand it. Poor of Great Wilbraham. 
Residuary legatee and executor : Robert Greene my eldest son. Witnesses : 
John Yorke, Thomas Theball. No Probate. (Consistory of Ely, Register 
Fair child, fol. 190.) 

[There was a William Green in Charlestown and Woburn as early as 1640.] 

QQ Genealogical Research in England, . [Jan. 

Will of Richard Bentley of Mepall, Isle of Ely, dated 6 March, 
1648-9. Son Richard Bentley 2s. 6d. to be paid when he shall demand it. 
Son Robert Bentley 2s. 6d. to be paid when he shall demand it. Son 
George. Daughter Mary, wife. of William Bonniim, Ss. 4d. to be paid 
when she shall demand it. Daughter Emme, wife of John Asplaud, 2s. 6d. 
to be paid when she shall demand it. Residuary legale and executor: my 
son William Bentley. Witnesses : Aeven Wigraore, John (?) Phips. Proved 
24 May, 1649. (Consistory of Ely, Register Fairchild, fol. 207.) 

Will of Ales Checkley of Weldon Magna, co. Northampton, widow, 
dated 4 January, 1040-1. To be buried in the parish churchyard of 
Weldon. Fiist I give and bequeath unto mine only son Bartholomew 
Checkley the sume of fortie shillings if hee be alive and return from be- 
yond the seas. Elizabeth Checkley widow, of Weldon, and her two 
daughters Emm Tibbs and Ales Awdrey. All the rest of my goods I give 
unto my son in law John Broughton of Weldon, blacksmith, whom execu- 
tor. Witnesses: John Broughton, Ales Broughton. Proved 1 February, 
1G40-1, by the executor. (Consistory of Peterborough, Book G, fol. 272.) 

[The Checkleys of Boston came from Northamptonshire.] 

Will of Elizabeth Dudley of Barnwell All Saints, co. Northampton, 
widow, relict of Edward Dudley anciently of Clapham in the said county, 
Esqr., deceased, dated 12 December, 1642. Poor of Clapham, where I 
lived with my loving husband all his life tyme, after we were marryed 
together, but since his deuthe have thence discontinued, £20 for the use of 
the said poor for ever. My son William Dudley a ring of 5 marks price. 
My daughter Becke a gold ringe of 5 marks price. Margaret, Elizabeth 
and Anne, daughters of my daughter Becke. Elizabeth, Alice, Anne and 
Frances, daughters of my son Edward Dudley deceased. My loving 
friends Thomas Dillingham of Barnwell St. Andrew and Abraham Hunt 
of Barnwell All Saints, clerks. Mary Lane wife of Charles Lane of 
Barnwell. Whereas there is £200 due to me upon bond by my son Wil- 
liam as executor to my son Edward, my will is that it should remain to 
the use of my son Gamaliel Dudley, now beyond sea, during the natural 
life of my said son Gamaliel, who shall receive from my son William such 
benefit as my son William shall judge meet to give him in that regard, 
towards the yerely maintenance of my said son Gamaliel. Dorothy and 
Charles Cervington (Servington) my grandchildren. My maids Sarah, 
Anne and Jane. The rest of my goods I give unto my loving son- Au- 
gustine Dudley, whom sole executor. Witnesses : Thomas Dillingham, 
Michael Floods. Proved in Prerogative Court (no date). (Consistory of 
Peterborough, Book K, fol. 58.) 

[The above Gamaliel Dudley was baptized Apr. 29, 1610. See "History of 
the Dudley Family," page 39.] 

Will of Richard Sewill, dated 29 May 1650. My wife Mary one 
half yard of copyhold land during the term of her natural life or widow- 
hood. I do give unto my son Robert Sewill if that he do com hom before 
the 30 day of Marche next 1651, one half yard land of copyhold after his 
mother's decess ; and if he be dead and com not within that tyme then unto 
my son Henry Sewill if he do com before that tyme, and if he com not 
then unto my daughter Anis Sewill, and if Robert and Henry shall com 
after that then they shall have the half yard land betwixt them. Daughter 
Mary. Daughter Grace and her three children. .Son Thomas 30s. a year 
for life out of my copyhold land. My son Thomas his daughter Mary. 

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My brother Robert. My brother Peter. My sister Darytie. Poor of 
Preston. Son William. If Robert and Henry do com, my wife shall pay 
unto them after their return xli. apece. Daughters Mary and Anis 
(minors). Executrix : wife Mary. Overseers : son William Sewill, Thomas 
•Andrewe, Henry Rudkin the elder. Witnesses : Tho. Andrewe, Henry 
Rudkine, William Sewill. Proved 28 June, 1652, by the executrix. 
(Consistory of Peterborough, Book G, fol. 358.) 

Will of Nicholas Ley of Newark, co. Northampton and parish of 
Peterborough, dated 25 November, 1656. To be buried in the Cathedral 
Churchyard of Peterborough. Wife Joan Ley £40. Nicholas Ley £20. 
Daughter Elizabeth Ley £40. I give unto my son Thomas Ley 20s. as 
soon as he^ shall come and demand it. Residuary legatee and executor : 
son Thomas Ley. (Signed) Nicholas Lee. Witnesses: William Sly, 
Thomas Johnson, Richard Gill. No Probate. (Consistory of Peterbor- 
ough, Book K, fol. 173.) 

Will of Randoll Cole of Northborough, co. Northampton, yeoman, 
dated 24 May, 1658. Daughter Ann Adyson £20, and if she hold not the 
Castle land then she shall hold the land in Maxey field. Her seven chil- 
dren, seven ewes and lambs. Daughter Sarah £10. Elizabeth Cole 
daughter of my son Randoll deceased £10. Philip Cole daughter of my 
said son £10 at 24. INIary Cole daughter of my said son £10 at 24. 
William Cole son of William Cole my pease and barley at Glinton. Wil- 
liam Cole son of William Cole deceased my freehold land in Glinton field. 
Robert Cole son of my son Randal deceased my freehold house and land 
which I bought of Sarah Pavy in Northborough at his age of 24 ; be it 
always provided that if Randal Cole son of my son Randal Cole deceased 
come again, being elder brother to the aforesaid Robert Cole, then he shall 
have the said freehold. William Cole son of my son Randal Cole deceased 
£10 at 21. Son Robert Cole's three children. James Grimes son of 
Francis Grimes of Glinton. Poor of Northborouijh. Residuary leg^atee 
and executor: son Robert Cole. Witnesses: Robert Summer, Edm. Sum- 
mer, Andrew Gunton, Rich. Northand, Robert Cole. Codicil (undated) : 
Son Randal Cole's five children. William Cole my grandchild son of 
William Cole deceased. Mary Cole my grandchild daughter of Randal 
Cole, and Robert and William Cole her brothers. Mr. Summer our min- 
ister. Witnesses : Robert Cole, Robert Smith. No Probate. (Consistory 
of Peterborough, Book K, fol. 177.) 

Will of Edward Platt the elder, of Willdborston, co. Northampton, 
"slator," dated 17 January, 1660-61. Henry my eldest son and his five 
children. Edward my second son and four of his children, and John 
another of his sons. I give to Francis my third son £5 if he come within 
the space of ten years ; if he come no more, then to my grandchildren. 
Mary my eldest daughter and her two daughters, and Lucy which she hath 
in her keeping. Ann my youngest daughter and her three children. 
Edward and Thomas my two sons the limekiln equally for so long as I 
have it of Robert Smith, gent. My will is that if Francis my sonne after 
tenn years are expired come againe, he shall have one shilling. Witnesses : 
Tho. Hooe, Humphrey Templer, William Boseworth. Executor : Thomas 
Platt my younger son. Proved 7 May, 1661, by the executor. (Consis- 
tory of Peterborough, Book K, fol. 255.) 

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Will of Anxe Cooke of Washingley, widow, dated Ash Wednesday, 
1640. I make my grandchildren Thomas Wallis and John Richardson 
son of Henry Richardson mine executors. Daughter Alice Richardson of 
Bugden and her children begotten by her late husband my son Myles. 
Emme Wallis my grandchild. William and Peter Wallis my grandchil- 
dren. My grandchildren Richard and Cicelye, their brother Henry, and 
their mother Elizabeth. Son in law William Lutfeuhara. Son John and 
his children. I give unto my said son John Cooke if he be livinge fortie 
shillings more to be paid upon demand together with his said childrens 
stockes to their uses. Emme Wallis, Cicely Richardson, and Henry 
Richardson. Son in law Thomas Wallis. Residuary legatees : my execu- 
tors. Overseers : Thomas Chatterid^e the elder and Thomas Wallis. 
Witnesses : Jo. Loftus, Elizabeth Key. Debts due from Nicholas Clarke 
of Denton and Thomas Chatteridge of (?) Lutton senior. Proved 11 
April, 1644, by the executors. (Archdeaconry of Huntingdon, Register 
Ko. 23, fol. 16.) 

Will of Willia:m Sharpe senior, of Ramsey, co. Huntingdon, yeonian, 
dated 24 May, 1644. Edward Sharpe £10. I give unto John Sharpe 
my silver bowle, seaven silver spoones, and two goulde ringes when he 
shall come into England att anie time within seaven yeares. James 
Sharpe six wethers and the rent of my close due from Robert Lee. 
Thomas Sharpe £11 at 21. Mark Sharpe £11 at 21, and if either die in 
his nonage I will that John Sharpe shall have the portion of the dead. 
William Phillipp son of John Phillipp, and Elizabeth and Jane his sisters. 
William Browne my kinsman. Jane Sharpe. Agnes Marshall. The poor. 
Residuary legatee and exeeutor : William Sharpe. Witnesses: Edmund 
Triplett, Edward Hendrye. Proved 1 June, 1644, by the executor. 
(Archdeaconry of Huntingdon, Register No. 23, fol. 20.) 

Will nuncupative of Owen Steevens of Cumington, co. Huntingdon, 
who departed this life at Spaldwicke in the said county aboute the latter 
end of June or in the beginninge of July, 1645, and who aboufce three 
weeks before his death did make his last will as follows ; — I doe give all 
my goods and chattells whatsoever (except three pounds, which I give to 
John Steevens my brother yf he be alive and come to demand the same) 
unto Mary Steevens and Elizabeth Steevens my two sisters equally for 
that they together with Margerie Stevens my mother have been very kind 
and done much for me. Witnesses : Phillip Cranke, Margery Stevens. 
6 Nov., 1645, at the Hostil comonly called the Checker in the town of 
Buckden, before John Jackson, LL.B., Surrogate, personally appeared 
Mary Stevens sister of said Owen Stevens deceased, being of the age of 
19 years or thereabouts, and chose as her guardian John Nettles of Spald- 
wicke, CO. Huntingdon, clerk, to whom administration was granted during 
the minority of said Mary Stevens. (Archdeaconry of Huntingdon, Reg- 
ister No. 23, fol. 122.) 

[There were several emigrants named John Stevens early in New England.] 


The following extracts from the Domestic State Papers of the 
reign of Charles I., now preserved at the Public Record Office, 
London, England, give the locations in England, heretofore un- 
known, whence came several early colonists of New England. 

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State Papers (Domestic Series), 1638, vol. cccc, Oct. 20, No. 67. Cer- 
tificate of Edward Duke, sheriff of Suffolk, of returns made to him of 
defaulters to the ship-money tax for 1637. Among the defaulters were 
the following: — 

Hundred of Wangford, Garret, a tanner, gone to New England. 

Hundred of Wangford, St. Michael's, Geo. Barrell, gone to New Eng- 

Hundred of Lothinglaud, Bradwell, William Ballard, gone to New 
E norland. 

Hundred of Blithing, Wrentham, Henry Chickren, gone to New Eng- 

Hundred of Blithing, Wrentham, the vicar, gone to New England. 

Hundred of Blithing, South Cove," William Bury, gone to New England. 

Hundred of Loes, Framlingham, Francis Baylie, gone to New England. 

[Of the above emigrants, Garret, tanner, is probably Henry 

Garrold, tanner, who bought a house in Boston, Mass., of James Hawkins, 
on Nov. 5, 1638 (Second Report, Boston Record Commissioners, page 37). 
George Barrell appears in Boston in 1638. Two William BaUards appear 
early in New England, one, born about 1603, settled in Lynn, and the 
other, born about 1617, first appears at Newbury, whence he removed to 
Andover. Henry Chickering was of Salem, Mass., in 1639, but settled in 
Dedham, Mass., the next year. The vicar of Wrentham was John Phillips, 
who was in Dedham, Mass., in 1638, but returned to England in 1641. 
William Bury and Francis Bayley are not found among the settlers of 
New England.] 

State Papers (Domestic Series), 1638-9, vol. ccccxii, Feb. 2, No. 10. 
A letter from Alexander Davyson, Mayor of Newcastle-on-Tyne, co. 
Northumberland, to Secretary Windebank concerning arrest and exami- 
nation of Giles Bittleston, in regard to John Fenwick and Thomas Bittles- 
ton accused of treason, bavins: subscribed to the Scotch covenant. The 
letter states that the house of Giles Bittleston was searched, and among 
his papers was a letter from Edward Hall to the prisoner, and also the 
following letter : 

" To Thos. Cheasman or Edward Winshop, in New Town, New England. 
I entreat your kindness on behalf of my brother William, both in regard 
to spiritual and temporal directions, for times are so evil that we are in no 
certainty of getting away next spring ; we may fear we shall have to set 
our time, and bless God for those that he has plucked like firebrands from 
the burning. Love to all I write to, which is Thos. Cheasman [Chesholm], 
William Cutter, Edward Winshop, and Guy Bainbridge. Ist Sept., 1638.'* 

[This letter, presumably written by Giles Bittleston but not dispatched, 
evidently refers to William Bittleston who was in Cambridge, Mass., be- 
fore 1638 ; and all the individuals to whom love was sent were in Cam- 
-bridge before 1638, and were evidently former friends of the writer at 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. Thomas Bittleston, the Scotch covenanter, was prob- 
ably a brother of Giles and William, and very likely the same Thomas 
Bittleston who was in Cambridge, Mass., in 1638. Edward Hall of Cam- 
bridge, in 1638, was doubtless the writer of the other letter referred to 

[To be continued.l 

70 Descendants of Thomas TarhelL [Jan. i 


Communicated by Charles Henry Wight, Esq., of New Tork City. 

1. Thomas^ Tarbell, the ancesterof all the early Tarbell families of 
New England, settled in Watertown as early as 1647, at which time he is 
mentioned on the town records as owning land. Mar, 30, 1663, he and 
wife, Mary, sold his house and land there, and removed to Groton, where 
she died Apr. 29, 1674, aged 54 years. The family retired from Groton 
to Charlestown at the destruction of the former town during King Philip's 
war, and there he married second, Aug. 15, 1676, Susanna, widow of 
John Lawrence, and died of the small pox, June 11, 1678. Administra- 
tion upon his estate was granted to his son, John, Aug. 17, 1678. The 
settlement of his estate, as contained in two papers in the Middlesex Co. 
Court Files, bearing dates of May 31, 1680, and Mar. 18, 1680-1, shows 
the following 


2. i. Thomas.' 

ii. Mary, d. Apr. 26, 1676; m. July 3, 1665, Jonathan Sawtell of 
. lii. Sarah, aged 33 in Oct., 1681; m. before May 31, 1680, Cornelius 
Church of Groton and Charlestown. The Groton records state 

that he m. June 4, 1670, Mary , which may be an error for 

Sarah. She d. a widow, at Salem, 1715. In her will, dated July 
1, 1698, proved July 18, 1715, she bequeathed two-thirds of her 
lands at Groton to James Bennett, "my fisters Son", and the 
other one-third to Samuel Cutler, Jr., of Salem, ''who married 
my Sisters daughter ". The latter was Sarah Sawtell. 

iv. .Abigail, was living 1719; m. in Watertown, "laft of September", 
1672, Joshua Whitney of Watertown and Groton. 
■ 8. V. John. 

vl. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 5, 1656-7; d. July 25, 1684; m. Feb. 4, 1680-1, 
James Bennett of Charlestown. 

vii. William, b. Feb. 26, 1658-9 ; was living Apr. 5, 1681, but probably 
d. soon after, as no further trace of him has been found. 

vili. Martha, was unmarried Mar. 2, 1682-3, when she disposed of a 
part of her share in her father's estate. She was undoubtedly 
the Martha Tarbell who m. in Salem, May 18, 1685, Thomas 
Mitchell. " • 

2. Thomas'^ Tarbell ( Thomas^) was, with his father, an original pro- 

prietor of Groton. He married there, June 30, 1666, Hannah or 
Anna, daughter of William^ and Joanna Longley of Groton. After 
the destruction of that town during King Philip's war, he and his 
family removed to Charlestown, where they lived in the family of 
Samuel Leman, whose wife was a sister of Hannah. Oct. 28, 
1677, Anna, wife of Thomas Tarbell, Jr., was admitted to the 
church in Charlestown. Thomas died there of the small pox, Apr. 
27, 1678, and administration upon his estate was granted to his^ 
widow, Dec. 18, 1678. She did not long survive him, but died 
at Groton, Dec. 29, 1680, a month after the death of her father, 
William Longley. Her mother, Joanna Longley, and brother, 
William Longley, were appointed administrators of her estate, Apr. 
5, 1681, but no settlement of either estate has been found. 
Children, recorded at Groton : 

4. i. Thomas, =» b. July 6, 1667. 

ii. Anna, b. June 10, 16*70; d. Dec. 19, 1732; m. Nov. 9, 1687, John 

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Lawrence of Lexington. She is named in the will of lier grand- 
mother, Joanna (iJrisp formerly Longley, who d- 1698. 

iii. WLLLIA.M, b. Oct. 1, 1672; d. June, 1693, a " souldier at the East- 
ward" (Dan vers Church records). 

\y. Mauy, b. Apr. 2, 1675. Perhaps the Mary Tarbell who m. in Salem, 
Dec. 7, 1705, James Smith, and who is mentioned in the will of 
John* Tarbell, but no relationship is expressed. 

3. JoHN^ Tarbell ( Thomas^) was probably born at Watertown about 

1654, although there is no record of his birth. He married at 
Salem, Oct. 25, 1G78, Mary Nurse, daughter of Francis and that 
unfortunate Rebecca Nurse who was haui^ed for witchcraft in 1692. 
They lived at Salem Village, now Danvers, in which parish the 
Salem Witchcraft delusion first appeared. As a result of the per- 
secutions, John Tarbell and his wife and a few others, mostly rela- 
tives of the accused, withdrew from communion and attendance at 
the Salem Villaore church. This was the bet'innins: of the remon- 
strance of the people against Rev. Samuel Parris as their minister, 
which resulted in his dismissal from that church in 1697. In this 
movement, John Tarbell bore a prominent part. . 

Before his marriage, and while living in Charlestown, John en- 
listed as a soldier in King Philip's war. For his services his 
heirs, represented by his sou Cornelius, received in 17,28 a grant 
of land in Narragansett No. 3, now Amherst, N. H. John^ was 
styled "Ensign." He died at Salem Village, Mar. 25, 1715, in 
his 62d vear. His will, made two davs before his death, names his 
wife Mary and all of his children, his three daughters being then 
unmarried ; also he left a small sum to Mary, wife of James Smith. 
Her maiden name being Tarbell, she may have been his niece, daugh- 
ter of Thomas'" Tarbell, although no relationship is expressed in the 
will. Mary, widow of John, lived to a good old age, and died June 
28, 1749, in her 90th year. 

Children, recorded at Salem, and baptized at Salem Village : 

6. i. JoHN,=» b. Aug. 9, 1680; bapt. Apr. 27, 1690. 

ii. Maky, b. Apr. 3, 1088; bapt. Apr. 27, 1690; ra. as his second wife, 
June 23, 1725, Abraham Goodale of Salem. 
6. iii. Cornelius, b. Mar. 25, 1690; bapt. Apr. 27, 1690. 

iv. Jonathan, b. Feb. 21, 1691; bapt. Oct. 30, 1692; d. nnmarrieil, be- 
tween May 18, 1715, and June 18, 1718. He gave one half of his 
estate to his mother, thence to revert to his brothers and sisters, 
the other half to Elizabeth Mitchell, provided she remained un- 

V. Eliz.vbkth, b. Mar. 22, 1693-4; d. at Bedford, May 29, 1752; m. 
Feb. 1, (prob. 1721-2;, Obed Abbott of Bedford. 

vi. Sarah, b. Oct. 2. 1690 ; d. Apr. 12, 1707, at Bedford ; m. Feb. 7, 1715- 
16, Benjamin Hutchinson of Bedford. 

4. Thomas^ Tarbell [Thomas^ Thomas^) married at Groton, Dec. 1, 

1686, Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel and Alice (Rushton) Woods, 
who was born Sept. 17, 1665. They lived at Groton, where he 
was town clerk, 1704-1705. Thomas was chosen Deacon of the 
church at Groton, Apr. 22, 1715, and died at Lexington, where his 
sister Anna was living, Oct. 8 of the same year, being buried in 
that town. His will, dated Sept. 26 before his death, names his 
wife and all of his children, provision being made for his three 
children, John, Zachary and Sarah, in the event of their return 
from captivity. Elizabeth, his widow, died before Mar. 11, 1717- 
18, as shown by papers relating to the estate. 

72 Descendants of Thomas TarhelL [Jan. 

Cbildren, born at Groton : 

7. i. - Thomas,* b. Sept. 15, 1687. 

8. ii. William, b. June 10, 1689. 

ili. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 19, 1691; d. Dec. 23, 1763; ra. Joseph Willard 

of Lancaster, 
iv. Sarah, b. Sept. 29, 1693 ; taken captive by the Indians, June 20, 1707 ; 

d. unmarried in Canada.* 
V. John, b. July 6, 1695 ; taken captive by the Indians, June 20, 1707 ; 

m. in Canada and had Indian descendants.* 

9. vi. Samuel, b. Oct. U, 1G97. 

vii. Zachakiah, b. Jan. 25, 1699-1700; taken captive by the Indians, 
June 20, 1707; m. in Canada and had Indian descendants. * 

viii. Anna, b. May 28, 1702; d. Nov. 27, 1753; m. Mar. 8, 1721-2, Eleazer 
Green, Jr. 

ix. James, b. Feb. 13, 1704-5; was alive at his father's decease, but had 
d. prior lo May IG. 1720, when liis broulier, Eleazer Turbell, sold 
with other property his interest in James's estate. 

10. X. Eleazeu, b. Apr. 28, 1707. 

5. JoiTX" Tarbell {John.,' Thomas^) marrie<l at Salem, Aug. 21, 1705, 
Kaunah, duun-hter of John Flint. He lived at Salem Viiiao^e until 
about 1727, when he removed with his family to Billerica. On 
Sept. 6, 1754, John made his will, " Being in about the Seventy 
fifth year of my age," naming his wife Hannah, eldest son William, 
sons John, Thomas, David, Jonathan, daughters Anna Parker, 
Elizabeth Horsley and Mary Marshall. According to the Billerica 
town records, " JVP John Tarbell Departed this Life February the 
5. 1757 : about 77 years & a half old ", and " Mr^ Hannah Tarbell 
wid« of M"- John Tarbell Departed this life Dec^ U. 1779. Aged 
94 years and eight months." 
Children, recorded at Salem : 

11. i. William,* b. Sept. 3, ;t bapt. at Salem Village church, Oct. 6, 


12. ii. John, b. July 28, .f 

iii. Thomas, b. Aug. 5, ;t bapt. Salem Village, Oct. 12, 1712; was 

living at Billerica, 1733, but was not there in 1755, according to 
tax lists. He was alive when his father made his will in 1754, but 
no further trace of him has been found. 

iv. Hannah, stillborn, June 19, 1714. 

V. Anna, b. Apr. 20, ;t bapt. at South Danvers church, July 17, 

1717; ra. (1) Samuel Parker of Billerica, who d. Nov. 21, 1752; 
m. (2) July 14, 1757, Nathan Crosby. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 27, ;t bapt. at. South Danvers, Oct. 4, 1719 ; 

d. Mar. 31, 1779; m. (1) in Billerica, Feb. 1, 1719-50, John Horsly, 
who d. Jan. 2, 1754; m. (2) Dec. 10, 1754, Samuel Baldwin. 

vii. Mauy, b. Feb. 2, ]7 — ;t bapt. at Lynufleld church, May, 1722; d. 
July 7, 1770; m. Thomas Marshall of Billerica. 

13. viii. Jonathan, b. Sept. 15, 1726; bapt. at Lynnfleld, Sept. 25, 1726. 

14. Ix. David, b. Sept. 15, 1726; bapt. at Lynnheld, Sept. 25, 1726. 

6. Cornelius^ Tarbell {John^ Thomas^) married at Salem, Mar. 5, 

1712-13, Mary Sharp. Her father's name was probably Robert 

Sharp, and her mother was Mary, daughter of Lieut. William French 

of Billerica. 'As the heir of his father, he received a grant of 

laud in Souhegan West, now Amherst, N. H., and apparently lived 

there some years, for his name is found there in connection with 

town affairs during the years 1735, '38, '41, '44, and '47. While 

* A interesting account of these children and their life in Canada may be found in 
Groton Historical Series, vol, 3, pp. 128-134. 
f R ecord missing. 


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there, lie appears as " Deacon." He returned to Mass. before 1750, 
and died at Danvers, Aug. 2, 1765. No will or settlement of his 
estate has been found. 

Children, recorded at Salem : 

1. Sarah,* b. Aug. 31, 1718; d. at Amherst, N. H., Sept.. 1809, aged 91 ; 
m. at Salem, Jan. 6, 174:7-8, Samuel Stewart of Souhegau West, 
now Amherst, X. H. 

15. ii. Jonathan, b. Feb. U, 1719-20. 

16. iii. Cornelius, b. Mar. 29, 1721-2. 
iv. David, b. Dec. 6, 1723. Administration upon the estate of David 

Tarbell, late of Salem, now Danvers, was granted to his fatlier, 
Dea. Cornelius Tarbell, June 7, 175-1:. No further probate record, 
and no record of any family at Salem or Danvers has been found. 
V. Mary, b. May 31, 172(j; d. Mny, 1730. 

17. vi. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 15, 1728-9. 
.vii. William, b. Jan. 24, 1730. , 

viii. Mary, b. Apr. 20, 1733. 
ix. Ruth, b. Mar. 27, 1739. 

7. Thomas'^ Tarbell {Thomas,^ Thomas,- Thomas^) married in his na- 
tive town, Jan. 1, 1716-17, Abigail, daughter of Samuel and Abi- 
gail (Lakin) Parker, who was born Aug. 22, 1696, and who was 
living at the death of her husband. They lived at Groton, where 
Thomas was town clerk, 1731-1733, 1745-1756. He was also a 
Captain. He died at Groton, May 30, 1757, leaving a will, dated 
the 4th of May before his death, wherein he named his wife Abi""ail, 
eldest son Thomas, sous Jonathan and David, and daughters Abi- 
gail Fairbank, Sarah Farnsworth and Esther Tarbell. 
Children,* born at Groton : 

Thomas,* b. Feb. 2, 1719. 

Abigail, b. June 6, 1722; d. Apr. 12, 1798; m. as his second wife, 
Oct. 4, 1749, Joseph Fairbank of Harvard. 

Sarah, b. Apr. 14, 1726; m. Dec. 14, 1749, Oliver Farnsworth. 

Jonathan, b. Feb. 27, 1727-8. 

EuN^CE, b. Mar. 7, 1730-1 ; d. Nov. 10, 1751. 

David, b. Aug. 21, 1732. 
vii. Emma, b. June 16, 1734; d. Nov. 3, 1751. 
viii. Solomon, b. Mar. 11, 1736-7; d. y. 

ix. Esther, b. May 4, 1738; m. Mar. 11, 1760, John Houghton of 

8. William* Tarbell (Thomas,' Thomas,- Thomas^), of Groton, 
married before Nov. 11, 1716, at which time they owned the cove- 
nant, Mary, born Jan. 5, 1696, daughter of Benjamin and Mary 
(Prescottj Farnsworth, and sister of the wife of Samuel'* Tarbell, 

a^*;>r-William's brother. William was a Lieutenant. He died Dec. 26, 
1757, and she died Feb. 29, 1784, each leaving a will. 
Children, born at Groton : 

i. Sarah,* bapt. Aug. 18, 1717; d. young. 

21. U. William, b. June 26, 1719. 

iii. Mary, b. Sept. 14, 1721; m. Oct. 6, 1741, Daniel Shed. 

22. iv. John, b. Aug. 19, 1723. 

* Butler's History of Groton and Bond's History of Watertown assign to this 
Thomas a first wife Hannah, and three children, viz. : Hannah, b. July 1, 17U2; Rachel, 
b. Dec. 8, 17U4; and Sarah, b. Nov. 20, 1707. At the time of these births, there were 
but two Thomas Tarbells living at Groton : Thomas* above, and his father, Thomas.^ 
No mention is made of these children in the wills of either Thomas. If the above 
family belongs to Thomas,* he would have been less than 15 years of age at the birth 
of the first child, the wife Hannah must have died before 1717, while there is no fur- 
ther record of the children. 




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74 Descendants of Thomas Tarhell, [Jan. 

23. V. James, b. Oct. 11, 1725. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. May 2, 1728 ; was livinir when her father in his will, 
175-4, calls her '' my poore Dater Elifebath Tarbell who is in a 
grate niefuer bereft of her Reffon ". She is not named in the will 
of her mother, 1772, and evidently had d. l)efore tliat time. 

vil. Alice, b. Mar. 4, 1729-30; d. Nov. 29, 1781; m. Oct. 18, 1749, Ben- 
jamin Bancroft, Jr. 

viii. Susanna, b. Mar. 18, 1731-2; ra. Apr. 16, 1755, John Stevens of 

ix. Hannah, b. Mar. 13, 1733-4; m. Jan. 10, 1759, Solomon Stevens of 

24. X. Benjamln\ b. Sept. 30, 1736. 

25. xi. Oliver, b. July 11, 1739. ^ 

9. Samuel* Tarbell {Thomas,'^ Thomas,^ 7%owi<7s^) married, Dec. 29, 
1725, Lydia, born Sept. 26, 1706, sister of his brother William's 
wife, and (huighter of Benjamin and Mury (Prescott) Farnsworth. 
Samuel was a Captaiu. He passed bis life in Groton, and, accord- 
ing to his gravestone, "departed this Life May, 23'^: at 3 a clock 
after noon 1776 Aired 78 Years 4 months and 14 days". His 
widow, Lydia, died Nov. 11, 1778. Her will, dated Dec. 26, 1777, 
mentions her son Samuel, grandson William Far well, the children 
of her daughters, Sybil Moors and Martha Phelps, both deceased, 
and her four daughters, Anna Edes, Deborah Pierce, Sarah Bojn- 
tou and Mary Reed. 

Children, born at Groton : 

i. Lydia,^ b. Oct. 9, 1727; d. before 1761; m. Dec. 6, 1749, Henry 

ii. Anna, b. Nov. 12, 1729 ; d. Mar. 10, 1805; m. (1) Sept. 4, 1751, 
Moses Haslvell of Harvard; m. (2) Nov. 26, 1761, Peter Edes of 

iii. Sybil, b. Jan. 16, 1732-3; d. June 18, 1763; m. Apr. 10, 1754, Jona- 
than Moors of Shirley. She left three children, Jonathan, Joseph, 
and ISyhil. 

iv. Deborah, b. Nov. 18, 1734; m. at Harvard, Jan. 17, 1757, George 
Tierce of Lincoln. 

V. Martha, b. Oct. 2, 1736; ra. at Leominster, Apr. 6, 1757, Edward 
Phelps; d. before 1777, leaving three children, viz.: Peter, Levi, 
and Edward. 
.vi. Sarah, b. May 15, 1740; d. Aug. 17. 1787; m. Oct. 7, 1762, Lieut. 
Joseph Boynton of Westford and Pepperell. 

vii. Mary, b. July 25, 1742; m. Dec. 3, 1765, Samuel Reed, Jr,, of Lu- 

26. viii. Samuel, b. Apr. 4, 1746. 

ix. Eunice, b. July 6, 1753; d. before 1777. 

10. Eleazer* Tarbell {Thomas,^ Thomas,' Thomas^) married, Dec. 20, 
1 727, Elizabeth, probably daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Bowers, 
born at Groton, Sept. 2, 1710. About 1740 they removed from 
Groton to Lunenburg, where Eleazer died in 1756. The division of 
his estate was made Apr. 15, 1758, between his widow and the 
children named below, with the exception of Jonas, who, according 
to papers relating to the estate, sur^dved his father, but must have 
died very soon after. 

Children, the first four born at Groton, and the last two at Lu- 
nenburg : 

1. Elizabeth,* b. Apr. 13, 1729; m. Dec. 3, 1745, Jonathan Hartwell. 

27. ii. Zachariah, b. Dec. 27, 1730. 

iii. Eleazer, b. Aug. 26, 1735; was living when his father's estate was 
divided, Apr. 15, 1758, but had d. before Nov. 3 of that year, 

1907.] Inscriptions at Lyme, Conn. 75 

■when the inventory of his own estate was taken. He was-a soldier 

in the French and Indian war, and d. unmarried, 
iv. Jonas, b. Mar., 1738; was killed in the French and Indian war, on 

the expedition against Crown Point in the summer of 1756. He 

was unmarried. 
V. Sarah, b. Sept. 19, 1741 ; m. at Leominster, Oct. 20, 1763, Jonathan 

28. ri. Samuel, b. Sept. 18, 1744. 

[To be continued.] 


Communicated by Elizabeth Fkexch, of Xew York City. ■ 

Elisabeth Releck of Roger Alger died 6 July 1729, in 66^*^ year. 

Nancy S. wife of John Beck with died of a consumption 29 Oct., 1813 in 

25^^ year 
Charles P. son of John and Phebe Beckwith died 2 May 1827 aged 5 

months 17 days 
Aarab U. daughter of John and Phebe Beckwith died 3 Nov., 1828 aged 

4 months 4 days. 
Col. Watrous Beckwith died 31 July 1822 aged G2 years 6 months 
Mary wife of Mr. Watrus Beckwith died 3 April 1783 in -20*^ year 
Ruth wife of Col. Watrous Beckwith died 3 May 1845 aged 86 years 
"Watrous Beckwith Jr son of Major Watrous and Mrs Ruth Beckwith 

was drowned 28 Apr., 1801 in o'^'^ year 
Leu' Abraham Brownson died 27 June 1719 aged 72 years, 
Mrs Annah Brownson [his wife, and daughter of Matthew and Anna 

(Walcott) GriswoldJ died 13 Apr. 1721 
Jeremiah Brown died '2^ Dec, 1812 in 85^*^ year 
Lydia his wife died 18 Dec 1812 in 82d year. 
Hannah, wife of Richard Chadwick and formerly wife of Enoch Lay died 

28 Xov. 1840, aged 73. 
Christopher H. Champlin for many years Commander on the London Line 

of Packet Ships born 22 Aug. 1797 died 22 Nov 1844. 
Silas Champlin born 17 Mar 1758 d 4 Dec, 1843 in 86th year 
Elizabeth his wife died 1 July 1826 aged 67 years 
Elijah Clark died 14 June 1732 in ^"-^ year 
Elizabeth Clark died 2b Nov 1730 in 3d year 
John Clark died in March 1719 in 82d year 

Nath" Clark ye 3^^* died 26 Oct 1732 in 3'"^ year • ,-J'vvx 

Phebe ye wife of Nath*^ Clark Jr died 3 May 1735 in 35th year " ' ^ 
Wiliam Clark died 22 Apr., 1705 aged 2 years 22 months 
Hepzibah wife of James Harrow died 5 June 1807 in 4l8t year. . . 

David Deming died 30 May 1781 in 72d year. 
Jonathan son of ye Rev. David and Mercy Deming died 6 Mar. 1738, 

aged 19 years. 
Martha J. Havens died 11 Mar., 1847 aged 45 years 
James Haynes died 5 June 1830 aged 59 * 

Mary, wife of James Haynes Jr. died 10 Jan 1837 aged 27 years 
Armelea, daughter of Benjamin Hide and Abigail his wife died 6 Jan 

1742 aged 1 year 1 month 5 days 

VOL. LXI. 6 

76 Inscriptions at Lyme, Conn, [Jan. 

Jane wife of Joseph King died 20 Jan 1813 in 53d year. 
[Capt] Ezra Ingraham died 3 Dec. 1829 aged 70 years 
Betsey wife of Capt. Ezra Ingrahara died 5 Mar. 1813 aged 51 
Ethelinda daughter of Ezra and . Betsey Ingraham died 24 Apr. 1787 in 

3d year 
jMartha daughter of Ezra and Betsey Ingraham died 24 Dec 1831 aged 

39 years 
Samuel son of Capt. Ezra and Mrs Betsey Ingraham died at sea off Cape 

May 14 June 1812 aged 22>years. 
Francis Ingraham died 26th Oct., 1780 in 31st year 
Samuel 3d son of Francis and Lucretia Ingraham died 15 Feb., 1781 in 

3d year. 
Samuel Ingraham died 5 June 1782 in 65th year 
Parnel his wife died 13 Mar., 1813 age<l 87 years. 
Lydia daughter of Samuel and Parnel Ingraham died 6 Sept: 1756 aged 

2 years. 
Samuel Ingraham died 16 Oct 1833 in 86th year. 
Abigail his wife filed i9 Oct 1833 in 81st year 
Jane wife of Joseph King died 20 Jan. 1813 in 53d year 
Jeremiah son of Jonathan and Hetty King died 16 Sept. 1820 aged 17 

Lucretia wife of Leander King died 3 Mar., 1841 aged 19. 
Christopher C Kingsbury son of Capt. and Mrs. J. B. Kingsbury born 19 .j 

Dec. 1846 ; died 17 June 1847. ' I 

Abner Lay died 28 Dec 1812 aged 38 years . | 

Bridgham Lay died 7 Oct. 1820 aged 82 years *' 

Edward Lay died 1 Mar 1758 in 90th year 
Mary his widow died 11 July 1761 in 83d year 
Edward Lay died 25 Aug. 1794 in 76th year. 
Elisha Lay died 30 Sept 1839 aged 92 years ,» 

Mary his wife died 5 Aug 1807 in 54th year 

Elisha son of Elisha and Mary Lay died 1 June 1796 in 13th year 
Lucy daughter of Elisha and Mary Lay died 16 July 1807 in 14th year. 
Mary, daughter of Elisha and Mary Lay died Whitesboro, N, Y. 21 Aug. 

1825, aged 28 years 
Elizabeth Lay died 10 June 1704 aged 10 years 
Elizabeth daughter of John Lay died 16 Aug 1749 in 14th year. 
Miss Elizabeth Lay died 19 Oct. 1805 in 51st year. 
Enoch Lay died 4 Apr.. 1818 aged 72 years [See Chadwick] ■ 
Ezra Lay died 15 Apr 1822 in 59th year : 

Lydia his wife died 1 Dec 1801 in 35th year 
De - - - Lay Da - - - Ezra dia Lay feb - - th 1804 in loth year 

Ezra son of Ezra and Lydia Lay died 12 Oct. 1801 in 2d year 
Horrace sou of Ezra and Lydia Lay died 22 oct 1801 in 9th year 
Francis T. Lay died 5 Apr., 1837 aged 42 years 
Hubbell Lay died 28 Mar. 1847 aged 77 years. 
John Lay died 13 Nov 1696 aged 63 years 
Sarah [his wife] died 12 June 1702 aged 60 years 
John Lay Juner died 25 Jan 1711 in 57th year 
John Lay died 25 Nov 1723 aged 31 [See Marvin] 
John Lay died 14 Apr 1788 in 92d year 
Mary his wife died 14 Sept., 1803 in 89th year 


1907.] ^.Inscriptions at Lyme, Conn. 11 

John Lay Esqr. died 3 Apr. 1792 in 78th year 

Hannah his wife died 3 Aug. 1784 in 64th year. 

John Lay died 8 Jan 1813 aged 75 years. 

" He was in and went through the Revolutionary War in many hard 
fought battels, under Washington & Layfaette, and was once taken pris- 
oner by the enemy." 

" Be it Remembered that I John Lay was a Soldier of the revolutionary 
War, served under Gen^s Washington & La Fayette, through many hard- 
ships, struggles & dangers in defence of my Country's rights, was dis- 
charged Oct 28th 1783 for the last 28 Years a pensioner. My Country 
has rewarded me for my services, I am free to acknowledge : Died June 
20 1846 M 89 Yr's 7 mou's " 

Rhoda his wife died 8 Nov 1819 as 5^ vears 

Joseph Lay died 19 Aug 1797 aged 97 years 

Mercy his wife died 24 Sept 1795 aged 86 years 

Capt. Lee Lay died 13 Feb 1813 aged 68 years 

Lovisa his wife died 5 Feb 1813 ao^ed 61 years. 

Willoughby L., son of of Lee and Louisa Lay born 26 Aug. 1790 and died 
20 Sept. 1790. 

Mrs. Lydia Lay died 19 Mar 1805 in 81st year 

Miss Mary Lay died 8 Aug 1843 aged 82 years 

Peter Lay died 12 May 1802 in 59th year 

Robert Lav died 3 Feb 1792 in 81st year 

William Lay died 5 May 1816 in 82d year 

Phebe his wife died 12 Oct 1802 in 66th year. 

Abigail wife of Stephen Lee Esqr. died 19 Sept. 1742 in 43d year 

Lydia dau of Sephen (sic) Lee Esqr and Abigail his wife died 6 Mar 1742 
aged 1 year 10 months 14 days 

Silas son of Stephen Esqr. and Abigail his wife died 27 Apr 1741 aged 

. 1 year 7 days 

Joseph Lee died 10 Feb 1736 in 11th year 

Stephen Lee died 6 May 1756 aged 32 years ; 

Capt. Stephen Lee died 21 May 1783 in 28th year. 

Esther relict of John Robbins. She died the wife of John Mather 14 June 
1800 in 72 year. 

Joseph Marvin died 7 Apr. 1791 in 88th year 

Jane his "relict" died 21 Oct 1795 in 89th year 

Alpheus son of Joseph M and Jane Mar\dn died 25 Aug., 1740 aged 1 day 

William son of Joseph and Jane Marvin died 8 Feb., 1735/6 aged 5 weeks 

Sarah relict of John Lay. She died the wife of Dea. Reynold Marvin 5 
Apr. 1746 in 53d year 

Samuel Norton died 11 Oct 1842 aged 73 years A native of Albany, N.Y. 

Elisha Peck died at Kingston, Jamaica, 29 Jan. 1802 in 21st year 

Elisha Peck son of Charles and Augusta Peck died 11 June 1827, aged 
1 year 7 months 

Capt. John Peck died 27 Apr. 1785 in 69th year 

"A faithful Christian & fervant of the Publick who after having fuf- 
tained the Office of a Deacon for many years died Lamented " 

Catherine, relict of Dea. John Peck, died 11 Apr., 1810 in 95th year; 
Hephzibah daughter of John and Katherine Peck died 25 Sept. 1742 aged 

1 year 6 months. 
John Peck died 19 Feb 1836 in 88th year 
Rebecca wife of John Peck died 25 July 1818 in 64th year 


78 Inscriptions at Lyme^ Conn. [Jan. 

Mary wife of John Peck died 28 Sept 1830 aged 79 years 

Lebeus Peck died 31 July 1812 aged 76 years. 

Lydia his wife died 12 Nov 1831) aged 86 years 

Mehetable Peck daughter of Lebheus and Lydia Peck died 13 Nov 1839 

aiied 48 
Sarah Walton Peck, daughter of John and Mary S. Peck of New York 

born 23 Aug. 1828 died 11 May 1830 
John Robbins died 2 Mar., 1776 or 1776 [carved over] in 50th year [See I 

Edward son of John and Easther Robbins died 3 Apr. 1776 in 23rd year 
Nathan Robbins died 15 Apr. 1801 in 74th year 
Phebe his wife died 21 Oct 1791 in 60th year 

Zenos son of Nathan and Phebe Robbins died 15 Oct 1791 in 24th year 
Silas Robbins died 1 Nov., 1836 aged 79 years 
Hannah his wife died 1 Jan., 1840 aged 79 years 

Richard Sears died 12 May 1726 aged 54 years ; 

Mrs. ^laiT Sears died 20 May 1731 in 27th year 
Azariah Smith drowned 9 Mar 1799 in 22d year 

Francis Smith died 11 July 1739 in 83d year . , 

Joseph Smith died 29 Apr 1725 aged 25 years 
Josiah Smith died 21 May 1769 in 73d year 
Rhoda his wife died 18 Feb 1776 in 79th year 

Riifus son to Josiah and Ama Smith died 15 July 1770 aged 7 years 
Tinker son to Josiah and Ama Smith died 11 Oct 1783 aged 18 years 
William Smith died 18 Feb 1813 in 71st year 
Mary his ''relict" died 4 Sept 1836 aged 90 years 
Capt. William M. Smith died 29 Aug 1840 in 59th year. 
Brittania his wife died 8 Apr., 1823 aged 28 
Brittania daughter of William M. and Jane Smith died 28 Feb 1841 aged 

10 years 
Catherine wife of Dan Tinker died 4 Aug 1832 aged 47 years 
Lucy wife of Amos Tinker died 9 Sept. 1757'in 59th year. 
Joshua Tucker died 2 Oct. 1730 aged 58. 
Elizabeth Wait died 26 May 1725 aged 11 years 

John Wait died 7 July 1730 aged 23. ' ^ r ; , 

Joseph Wait died June 1713 aged 3 years , 

Mrs. Mary Wait died 17 May 173 i in 54th year 

Mary daughter of Thomas and Mary Wait died 7 May 1743 in 24th year. 
Mary Wait died Aug. 1712 aged 2 years 
Phebe W^iit died July 1726, aged 3 years 

Sarah Wait died 9 July 1718 aged 13 years - ^ ; • 

Sarah daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Wait died 1 Nov. 1741 aged 3 

years, 9 months ' 

Thomas Wait died 27 June 1725 aged 48 years 

Abby wife of Samuel S. Warner died 26 Apr. 1823 aged 30 years 15 days. 
Gershon Watrus died 16 Dec, 1756 in 61st year. 
Gideon Watrous died 25 Jan. 1811 aged 90 years 
Tabitha his wife died 19 Aug. 1828 aged 80 years 
Isaac Watrus " Sener" died 7 Oct., 1713 aged 72 years 
Sarah his '' relict " died 8 Dec 1725 aged 74 vears 
Jabez Watrus died 6 May 1784 in 66th year." 
Jared Watrous died 8 July 1776 in 53d year ^ 

Jared Watrous died 20 June 1850 aged 71 years '• 

Phebe his wife died 30 Oct 1724 aged 30 years 

1907.] Descendants of Peter Cranj. 79 

Fanny M daughter of Jared and Phebe "Watrous died 2 Sept. 183-4 aged 

13 years 10 months 
Phebe C. daughter Jared and Phebe Watrous died 1 May, 1847 aged 24 

Phinehas Watrus died 24 Oct 1790 in 69^^ year. 
Samuel Watrus died 6 May 1725 iu 40*^^ year 
Frances, his "relict" died 1 Aug. 1769 in 79^^^ year 



By Louis Marinus Dewey, Esq., of Westfield, Mass. 
[Concluded from vol. 60, paoje 354.] 

I HAVE received from Judge Samuel O. Prentice, of Hartford, 
Conn., a descendant of Oliver^ Crary (Robert,' Peter^), the follow- 
ing additions and corrections to my recent genealogy of Peter' Crary 
and his descendants, in the Register. 

1. Peter^ Crary married in Dec, 1677. His son ii. Peter^ married 
and left descendants at Groton, Conn. (See A of this article.) His son 
V. William^ probably died unmarried. 

2. V. Ann, daughter of John^ Crary (Peter^), born in 1723, died Sept. 
20, 1754. 

3. Robert^ Crary (Peter^) lived also at Voluntown, Conn. His wife's 
name was Elizabeth. Their daughter ix. Lucy,^ born about 1738, died 
unmarried, Feb. 16, 1819. 

3. vii. Oliver^ Crary {Robert,'^ Peicr^), born about 1731, died Aug. 
20, 1806, aged 75, at Preston, Conn., where he had moved from Westerly, 
R. I. He married first, Hopestill York ; married second, Nov. 8, 1770, 
Eunice, daughter of Capt. .John Brewster of Preston ; and married third, 
Mar, 14, 1802, Mrs. Mary Gallup. 

Children : . 

i. Joseph,* b. about 1756; m. in 1782, Lucy Beutley. 

ii. Chr^topher, b. June 24, 1759; m. Nov. 4, 1784, Polly Witter; lived 

at Becket, Mass., 1793-1798. 
ill. Lucy, b. Mar. 11, 1763; m. Araos Witter. 

iv. Oliver, b. July 29, 1771 ; m. Feb. 24, 1802, Desire Ayer. ' ' ' 

V. Elisha, b. Aug. 22, 1773; m. Apr. 10, 1800, Abigail Avery. 
vi. John (probably), b. Nov., 1775, who m. Deborah Prentice and lived at 

Suffield, Conn, 
vii. Sally, b. July 13, 1777; m. June 4, 1807, Robert Avery, 
viii. Dolly, b. Aug. 4, 1779; m. May 10, 1804, Araos Avery. 
ix. Nancy, b. Sept. 22, 1782; m. June 8, 1829, Robert Avery. 

4. John* Crary (John,^ Peter^) had the following additional children: 

iii. Mary,* bapt. June 22, 1755. 
iv. WiLLLAM, m. Annie Davis. 
V. James, bapt. July 13, 1763. 

5. Christopher' Crary (Rohert^ Peter^) had only one child : i. Ezra."* 

80 Descendants of Peter Crary. [Jan. 

6. William^ Crary {Robert,'^ Peter^), died Apr. 30, 1790, at Wal- 
lingford, Conn., or Vt., while residing with his son vi. William.^ His 
daughter ii. Sarah^ married Perce Spencer; iii. Prudence^ married James 
Wiley ; iv. Archibald* married Sally Robbins ; and his youngest child, 
vii. Elizabeth,^ married Peabody Kinne. 

8. Benjamin^ Crary {Robert,^ Peter^) lived at Yoluntown, Preston, 
and Plainfield, Conn. He married first, Apr. 16, 1762, Amey Stanton, 
and married second, Abigail , 

Children : 

i. Desire/ b. Mch. 4, 1763 ; m. at Plainfleld, Sept. 27, 1786, Nathan 

ii. Chuistobel, b. Oct. 5, 1764; m. Green. 

14. iii. Aaron, b. Mar. 2, 176'.): m. (I) in 1794, Harmony Averill. 
iv. Amie, m. Withey. 

• 9. ii. Robert* Crary ( Copt. George,^ Robert,^ Peter^) lived at Preston, 
Cocn., and there married, Jan. 23, 1783, 3Iargaret Kimball. 
Children : 

i. Aaron,* b. Dec. 16, 1783. 

ii. Sally, b. about 1784; d. Apr. 9, 1794. ^ 

iii. Mary (Polly), b. Oct. 22, 1787; d. Apr. 26, 1802. 

iv. Gideon Ray, b. Mar. 16, 1793. 

V. Nabba, b. Sept. 18, 1796. 

vi. Eunice, b. July 21, 1802. 

9. iii. George^ Crary ( Capt. George,^ Robert,'^ Peter^) married, Mar. 

19, 1781, Esther Bro^ni, and had eleven children. 

10. EzRA^ Crary ( Christopher,^ Robert^ Peter^). His daughters vi. 
Cynthia married Moses Buck, and vii. Eunice married Randall R. Arnold. 

13. Robert Crary [Robert,^ Robert,'^ Peier^) did not marry second, 
Margaret Kimball. She married his cousin Robert* Crary (Capt. George,* 
Robert,^ Peter^), born in 1759. 

The last six children credited to 13. Roberf* should be given to the latter 
Robert,* born 1759. . ,. 

14. Aaron* Crary (Benjamin,^ Robert,^ Peter^) died Oct. 23, 1830. He 
married second, Rachel, sister of first wife. Harmony Averill. His 
daughter i. Lucy^ married David Kenyon ; his son v. Aaron AverilP mar- 
ried March 5, 1833, Eliza Williams Lee of Voluntown ; his sou vii. Stephen* 
married. Mar. 31, 1834, Esther Frances Place. * 

15. Nathan* Crary {Ezra^^ Christopher^ Robert^ Peter^) died Mar. 
28, 1852, aged 90, at Pierrepont, N. Y. His wife Lydia was daughter of 
Oliver Arnold of Clarendon, Vt. 

Children : 

i. Ezra,' b. Dec. 30, 1784 ; m. Sabrina Hopkins. 

ii. Dolly, b. Mar. 7, 1787; m. Aaron Howard. 

iii. Appleton, b. Sept. 23, 1789; m. Roby Hopkins. 

iv. Nathan, b. Aug. 28, 1791; m. Catharine Averill. 

V. Oren, b. Sept. 13, 1793; ra. Laura Clark. 

vi. Lydia, b. Apr. 7, 1796; m. Warren Clark. . . 

vii. John, d. young. 

viii. Edward, b. Jan. 28, 1801; m. Ruby Clark. 

ix. Orange Smith, b. Mar. 15, 1803 ; m. Minerva Sanford. 

X. Sabrina, b. Feb. 21, 1806; m. Elijah Smead. 

xi. John Wesley, b. June 10, 1808 ; m. Pamela Holmes. 

1907.] Descendants of Peter Crary, 81 

xii. Stephen A., b. Sept. 28, 1812; m. Juliette Reynolds, 
xiii. Julia, b. Aug. 6, 18U; m. Asa A. Goodeaough. 

16. Elias^ Crary {Ezra,^ Christopher,^ RoheH,"^ Peier^) was a Revolu- 
tionary soldier. 
Children : 

i. Solomon,' b. Mar. 4, 178G; m. Philena Mitchell. 

ii. Mary, b. July 30, 1788 ; ra. John Fox. 

iii. Appleton, b. Aug. 23, 1790 ; m. ( 1) Polly ; m. (2) Ora Ann . 

iv. &v. Twin children, b. June 18, 17D2. 

vi. Elias, b. Feb. 13, 1795; m. Nabby Walker. 

vii. Sally, b. Apr. 6, 1797; ra. Watson Davis. ' ■ 

viii. Nathan, b. Oct. 1, 1799. 

ix. Cynthia, b. Aujr. 15, 1803; m. Thomas Ramsdell. 

X. David, b. Apr. IS, 180G; ra. (1) Susan Harris; m. (2) Martha Tryon. 

xi. George, b. Oct. 9, 1«08; m. Luriua Laue. 

A. Peter^ Crary (Pe/fer^), baptized at Stoniagton, Conn.. Apr. 30, 
1682, died after June 25, 1751, when he deeded land to his son Nathan. 
He married, Jan. 11, 1709-10, Ann Culver, and lived at Groton, Conn. 

Children : 

B. i. Peter, =* b. Jan. 6, 1710-11, at Groton. 
it. Thomas, b. Feb. 2, 1711-12. 

iii. Ann, b. Nov. 29, 1713; m. Daniel Woodward, 

iv. Lucy, b. Dec. 29, 1715. 

C. V. Nathan, b. Oct. 7, 1717. 
vi. Unis, b. Aug. 26, 1719. 

vii. Humphrey, b. Sept. 7, 1721 ; d. Nov. 11, 1748 ; m. Ana , who d. 

May 3, 1739. 
viii. Temperance, b. Nov. 2, 1723, bapt. Oct. 26, 1729. 
ix. Desire, bapt. Oct. 26, 1729. 

B. Peter^ Crary {Peter, ^ Peter^), who lived at Groton, Conn., married, 
Apr. 29, 1742, Dorothy Copp of Groton, who died Nov. 25, ]7 — . He 
moved to New York, probably after Apr. 13, 1760, when his son William 
was baptized. 


i. Dorothy,* b. Mar. 19, 1714; unmarried. 

ii. Nathan, b. Mar. 26, 1746. 

iii. Peter, b. June 16, 1748. 

iv. Humphrey, b. Oct. 26, 1750. 

V. Hannah, b. Mar. 26, 17.53; m. Joseph Copp. 

vi. Jonathan, b. June 16, 1755. 

vii. William, b. Dec. 6, 1759. 

C. Nathan' Crary (Peter* Petet^) died at Groton, Conn., Mar. 24, 
1798, aged 81. He married first, Nov. 2, 1742, Dorothy WKeeler, who 
died May 5, 1787; and married second, Ruth Searles. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Thomas,* b. Oct. 1, 1744. 

Ii. Nathan, b. Mar. 6, 1746. 

iii. Anna, b. Mar. 7. 1749; m. Jonathan Randall. 

D. iv. Isaac, b. July 17, 1751. 

V. Lucy, b. Apr., 17.53; d. Aug. 24, 1754. 

vi. Eunice, b. Apr. 28, 1755; d. Jan. 18, 1764. 

vii. Prudence, b. Apr. 6, 1757; m. Edward Packer. 

viii. Dorothy, b. Mar. 26, 1759 ; m. Timothy Woodbridge. 

ix. Hannah, b. Nov. 1, 1761; m. Abner Brownell. 

82 A Sherburne Family Record, [Jan. 

Children bv second wife : 

X. Capt. Jesse, b. Apr. 1, 1789; d. July 25, 1849, aged 60; a mariner; 

lived at Groton. 
xi. Sauah, b. May 25, 1793; m.- Samuel Dayton. 

D. IsAAC'^ Crary {Nathan,^ Peter,"^ Peter^) lived at Groton, Conn., 
and there married, Nov. 12, 1775, Mary Gallup. 
Children : 

i. IsAAc'^b. Peb. 7, 1777. 

ii. Maky, b. Feb. 26, 1779. 

iii. JosKrn, b. Jan. 28, 1781. 

iv. Nathan, b. Feb. 11, 1784. 

V. Daniel, b. Jan. 23, 1790. 

vi. William, b. June 22, 1792. 

yii. Hannah, b. Sept. 23, 1794. 


Communicated by Lewis W. Breavster, Esq., of Portsmouth, N. H. 

In Savage's Genealogical Dictionary, vol. i, page 247, under the 
name Brewster, there is mention of "a fabricat. fam. rec. whereby 
it is shown, that Wrestling B. was m. 1630 to E. S. had s. John, 
b. 20 Jan. 1631, and daur. 3 May 1636, nam. Love Liicretia I ! !," 
etc. Among the papers of my late father, Charles W. Brewster, 
editor of the Portsmouth Journal and author of " Rambles about 
Portsmouth," is one of which the following is a copy. It is doubt- 
less the one referred to by Savage, as fictitious, and may be of in- 
terest to readers of the Register. I venture to question whether 
Mr. Savage was correct in pronouncing this record a fabrication. 

An account of the birth marriage and death of my father and my mother 
and other relations : my husbands birth and mine, the time we were mar- 
ried and of the births of our children 

Wrestling Brewster and my cousin Emila Story daughter of Augustin 

Story married 1630 
John Brewster was born Jany 20^*^ 1631. He died aged 61 years 
Love Lucretia Brewster was born May S""^^ 1636 She died in 1674 in 

My father Henry Sherburne and my mother Rebekah (only daughter of 

Ambrose Gibbins) were married 13^^ November 1637. 
My father 'Henry Sherburne died in 1680 of the time of his expiring we 

were not sensible 'twas so sudden 
My brother Samuel Sherburne was born in 1638 August 4*** 
My mother Rebeckah Sherburne died June 3** 1667 at about noon and 

was buried near 4 of her children 
My brother Samuel Sherburne was born in 1638 August 4*^^. he and Eliza- 
beth was twin children 
John Sherburne was born April S*"** 1647 and was baptised in Newbury 

4'^ October 1657. 
My sister Sarah Sherburne was born January 10"^ 1651 and baptised in 

Hampton by Mr Cotton 

1907.] A Sherburne Family Becord. 83 

Rebekah Sherburne was born April 21®* 1654 but was not baptized died 

Juue 29^^ 1 696 Aged 43 
Rachel Sherburne was born April 4*^ 1656. was not baptised she died 

December 28*^ 1656. 
My husband Richard Sloper was born November 1630 we were married 

October 21st 1658. 
Sister Martha Sherburn was born Dec'^ 4*^ 1657. She died November 

11'^ 1658. 
Grand mother Elizabeth Gibbons died Mav 14*^ 1655. 
My Grand lather Ambrose Gibbins died July 11^^ 1656 
My sister Elizabeth and Tobias Langdon were married June lO*'^ 1656. 
Their son Ouner Langdon was born April 30^^ 1664. 
Tobias Langdon died July 27^ 1664. and was buried near by his children 
My sister Elizabeth Langdon and Tobias Lear were married April 11*^^ 

Their daughter Elizabeth was born Feb^^ 11 ^^^ 1669 

Ambrose Sherburne was born Aug' 3*^ 1649 and was baptised at Newbury 
Elizabeth Sherburne was born August 4'^ 1638. and was baptised by Mr 

Mary Sherburne was born Novemb'^ 20*^^ 1640 and was J^aptised by Mr 

Henry Sherburne was born Jan^ 11*^ 1642 he went to sea in 1658 with 

Solomon Clark coming home July lO*'^ 1659 died at sea and was buried 

in the sea 
Ruth Sherburne was born' Sunday June 5*^^ 1660 was married to Aaron 

Moses Jan 1. 1677 
Samuel Sherburne was married to Lovee Lucritia Brewster Decemb'^ 15"^ 

1658 ['' 68," written in pencil.] 
Their Child W°^ Brewster Sherburne born Oct^ 3*^ 1669 
Our children are Bridget Sloper born Aug" 5" 1659 
John was born Jan^ 13 being: Sabbath 1661. 
Mary was born Thursday Feb-^ 11*^ 1663 
Sarah was born Thursday July 26'^^ 1667 
Susanna was born Tuesday March 21^^ 1669 
Elizabeth was born Fridav June 26^^*^ 1671 

Rebekah born Wednesday October 20^' 1673 > -. 

Martha was bom Monday December 26*^ 1676 
Tabitha was born December 17*^ 1679 
Richard and Henry born Thursday Juue 19'*^ 1682 
Ambrose Sloper was born .Jan^ 20'^^ 1684 
John Brewster and Mary Knight daughter of Roger Knight were married 

July 6'^ 1652. John Brewster died in 1692. 
John Knight and Bridget Sloper (our daughter) were married Marcb 29* 

Elizabeth Knight born Saturday July 8«> (1652) 1685 
Richard Sloper my husband died Oct. 16**^ 1716 aged 85 
Mrs Marv Sloper wife of Richard and authoress of the above record died 

Sept. 2> 1718. aged 78. 

(Endorsement) — " A coppey taken off a partshment that belonged to 
Mary Brewster 1718 wife of John Brewster in Portsmouth N. H." 

Mem° — The mother of my grandfather, David Brewster, was Margaret 
Waterhouse — his grandmother was a Sloper before her marriage 

G. G. B. 



Hecords of the Churcli in Easthury, Conn. [Jan. 


Communicated by Miss Mart KtxasBURY Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
From the manuscript copy owned by the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames. 

[Continued from Vol. 60, page 383.] 

Asa, Son of Pelitiah & Molly Loveland was Baptized. 
Abigail, Daughter of Ruben & Mary Sparks was Baptized. 
Ruth, Daughter of Isaac & Ruth Fox " 

David Elizur, Son of Elizur & Loise Hubbard " 
Israel, Sou of Israel & Sarah Holester ^' 

Easter, Daughter of Ezekiel Skinner & Wife " 
Sarah, Daughter of Benjamin Chamberlain & Wife was Bap- 
Giles, Son of Nathaniel Holester & Wife was Baptized. 

Pamelia, Daughter of Elisha & Penelope Holister 
Marge t, Daughter of James & Hannah Wier 
James, Son of James & Mary Eells 
Thotaas, Son of Thomas Plolester, Jun'" & Wife 
Ruel, Son of Philip Covil & Wife 
Israel, Son of Israel Fox & Wife 

Feb^ 22°*^ 

March 15^^ 
Api 12^^ 

Api 19*1^ 
Api^ '2% 

May 3 

May 17^ 











July 4*^ 
July 12*^ 
July 11*^ 

July 19*»^ 

Aug«* Qth 

Aug8<^ 16*^ 

Augs* 33 
Augs* 30 

was Baptized. 

Sep^ 6^ 

Sep' 13*^ 
Sept^ 27^ 

Ocf 18^^ 
Nov' 15«i 

John, Son of Thomas Brooks, Jun' & Wife was Baptized on 
her Account he being in the army. 

Amos, Son of John Kenney & Wife was baptized. 

Nehemiah, Son of Nehemiah Holester & Wife was Baptized. 

Jemimah, Daughter of Elisha & Jemimah Couch was baptized 
privately on her Account. — This Record should have been 
made above. 

George, Son of George & Dolly Hollester 

Dolly, Daughter of George & Dolly Hollester 

Jonathan, Son of Samuel & Elizabeth Dealing 

Sarah, Daughter of Eliezur & Sarah Hubbard 

Jonathan, Son of Benjamin Strickland & Wife 

Selah, Son of Martin Woodruff & Wife 

Marget, Daughter of Abner Holester & Wife 

Lydia, Daughter of Lemuel & Pease . 

John, Son of Lemuel & » Pease 

Isaac, Son of Joseph & Simons 

Peter, Son of Peter & Anna Pease 

Elizabeth, Daughter of John & Elizebeth How 

Abigail, Daughter of Doc*^ Elizur Hale Jun' & Wife was Bap- 

Asa, Son of David & Hapsabeth F(3x was baptized by the Rev** 
M' Buckley. 

Rhoda, Daughter of Timothy & Goslee was Baptized. 

William, Son of Samuel & Smith 

Daniel, Son of Joseph & Kenney 













Betty, Daughter of Hennery & 

Treat " 

Onnor, Daughter of Jeremiah & Sarah Write 
Lucy, Daughter of Jeremiah Hurlburt & Wife 
Sarah, Daughter of Nehemiah & Elizebeth Wier 





1907.] Records of the Church in Easthury^ Conn. 


Nov'^ 23 

Walter, Son of John & Dolly Wier was Baptized. 

Samuel, Son of Hennery & Easter Huxford was Baptized upon 
her account. 

Tenta (?) Daughter of Benjamin & Abigail Andrews was Bap- 

Jany 28^^ 

Feby 7^^ 
Feby 21^' 

was Baptized. 

Tabatha, Daughter of Experience Welding was Baptized pri 

vately upon her grand Mother's Request. 
Charles, Son of Charles & Anna Andrews 
Britte, Daughter of George & Dolly Holester 
Hannah, Daughter of Levi & Lydia Brooks 
March 14^^ Archibel, Son of Jerusha Pease 
Leonard, Son of Jerusha Pease 
Rhoann, Danohter of Sarah Pease 

Lorania, Daughter of Samuel & Elizebeth Noulding was Bap 

Ephraim Son of Reuben & Kinney 

AJianias, Sou of Isaac & Tubbs 




March 21^^ 
Ap" 25^^ 

was Baptized. 

May 9*^ 
May 30^^ 
June 13^^ 

June 20'^ 

June 27^ 
July 25^^ 

Sep*^ 5^*^ 
Sep^ 27 
Oct^ 3 , 
Oct^ 10"^ 

Ocf^ 31 

J)g(jbr 5tli 

Dec^^ 26"^ 

Feb^ 7th 
Feb^ 20*^ 
Feb'^ 28 

Ap" 6"^ 

Ap" 16*^ 
Ap» 23d 

Sarah, Daughter of Stephen & Sarah Fox 

Elisha, Sou of David & Dickerson 

Wareham, Son of Peleg & Welden 

Ezekiel, Son of Lemuel & Tubbs 

On nor, Daughter of Elizur & Loveland 

Roxine, Daughter of Reuben & Risley 

by the Rev'^ John Eells. 
David, Son of Jonathan & 


Jered, Son of Israel & Ruth Hills 
Charles, Son of Ebenezer & Mary Fox 

Elijah, Son of Jeremiah & Strickland 

Elijah, Son of Elisha & Hills 

Enos, Son of Timothy & 

Rebecca, Daughter of Benjamin & 

Lorania, Daughter of Appleton & 






Chamberlain was 

Jered, Son of James & Hannah Wier 
Jerusha, Daughter of Lemuel & 

Holmes was Baptized. 


Jones " 

Betty, Daughter of Levi Loveland & Wife 
Jered, Son of Ichabod & Easter Holester 
Giles, Son of Simeon Strickland & Wife 






Esther, Daughter of David & Hapsabeth Fox 

Dudley, Son of Israel & Sarah Holester 

Abraham, Son of Isaac Fox and his Wife 

Clarissa, Daughter of Thomas Brooks Jun^ & Lucy his Wife 
was Baptized. 

Daniel, Son of Ezekiel & Skinner was Baptized pri- 

Gera (?) Son of Joseph Goodale, Jun' and his Wife was Bap- 
tized privately. 

Isaac, Son of Isaac & Elizabeth Tryon was Baptized. 

Anna, Daughter of Aaron & Dolly Hubbard was Baptized. 

Ruth, John & Nancy, Children of John & Prudence Andrews 

8Q Records of the Church in JEasthury, Conn, [Jan. 

Nabby, Daughter of Nehemiah &, Nabby Holester was Baptized. 
Anna, Dauiihter of Elisba & Anna How " " 

Wealthy, Daughter of Noah & Content Fox 
May 6*^ Fing, Daughter of Eleazur &, Sarah Hubbard 

May 21^* Aaron, Son of Lazarus & House 

May 28^ Daniel, Son of Daniel & Hills 

June 12^^^ Asa, Son of Isaac & Tubbs ** 

June 26^^ William, Son of Sarah Smethers ** 

July 9^ Isaac, Son of William & Joanna Heldreth " " 

Aug^ 6*^^ Mary Ann, Daughter of Ruben &, Mary Sparks 

Auirst I4tb Elisha, Son of Peletiah & Mary Loveland « " 

Sept^ 10^^ Roger Lee, Son of Daniel <& Loise Daniels " 

Elizur, Son of Joseph & Ann Wares " " 

Suvile, Dauohter of Thomas & Jemimah Holester 

Sarah, Dauo^hter of Thomas and Huiit " '* 

Sept^ 17*^ John, Son o^f John & Elizebeth How " " 

Rhodea, Daughter of Beni" Andms Jun"" & Wife " " 

Demis, Daui,diter of Beniarain Skinner & Wife 
Septr 24th Philip, Son of Philip & Mercy Covel 

Josiah, Son of Samuel Hills Jun*" & Abigail Hills " " 

Oof 1^* Onnor, Daughter of Aaron &; Phebe Holester " '* 

Milla, Daughter of Asaph & Mary Hills 

a il 

u a 


a II 


u u 

u a 

a ic 

Onnor, Daucrhter of Israel & House " " 


a a 

Oct^ 8 Molly, Daughter of Henry & Easter Huxford 

on her Account by the Rev** John Eells. 

Oct"^ 15*^ Joseph, Son of Elizur & Loise Hubbard " ** 

Eunice, Daughter of Jeremiah & Sarah Write ** "' 

Ocf 22 George, Son of Joseph and Susannah Andrus ' " " 

Dec'^ 3 Lindal, Daughter of David & Rebeccah Andrus " " 

Dec^'" 16^^ Henery, Son of Elizur Hale Jun^ & Wife " " 

Elizur, Son of Isaac Hale, Jun^ & Wife " ." ■ 

Dec^'^ 31 Joshua, Son of Samuel and Elizebeth Dealing " " 


Feb'^ 18**^ Benjamin Tucker was baptized on his owning the Covenant. 
Henery Goodale was baptized on his owning the Covenant. 

Feb'^y 22 Lorane, Daughter of Benjamin and Anna Andrus was bap- 
tized privately 

March 4*^ Ebenezer, Son of Ebenezer & Jerusha Goodale was baptized. 

March lO'^^ George, Son of James Wright was Baptized privately. 

March 21 Mary and Sarah, Daughters of Simeon & Mary Strickland was 

March 25 Samuel, Son of Samuel & Elizebeth Noulding was Baptized. 

Ap^^ 1 Ruth, Daughter of George & Dolly Holester " " 

Ap^i 8 William, Son of William House Jun'' & Wife " '< 

Ap^ 15 Polly, Daughter of Joseph and Tryon " " 

Samuel, Son of Joseph and Simons " ** . 

Ap" 29*^ Eunice, Wife of Frary Hale «« « 

Frary, Son of Frary & Eunice Hale " " 

Rachel, Daughter of Nathaniel & Holester " " 

Stephen, Son of Stephen Strickland, Jun"" <fe Rhoda Strickland 
was. Baptized. • 

May 6** William, Son of William and Ruth Buck was Baptized, 
Charles, Son of Charles and Dorothy Treat " 


1907.] Records of the Clmrch in Easthury^ Conn. 


May 27*^ 

June 3 
June 13^^ 
June 2V-^ 

July V^ 
July 9^^ 

Dense, Daughter of Josiah and Mary Holester was Baptized. 
Lemuel, Son of Lemuel & Lydia Pease " " 

Benjamin, Son of Kichard and Elizabeth Skinner was Baptized 

by the Rev*^ John Eells. 
Abigail, Daughter of Samuel and — 

Smith " 

July 20^^ 
Augs* 29*' 

Sep"- 23 

Ocf 21 - 
Dec^'^ 2 

Dec'^^ 24*^ 


Feby 24*^ 
March 3 
March 10*^ 
March 31 
Api^ 25 
May 4**^ 
May ir^ 
May 18**^ 

May 26*^ 

June 6'^ 

June 16'^ 
June 29*^ 
July ^'^ 
Aug' 12'^ 

John, Son of Stepheu & Sarah Fox was baptized privately. 

Israel, Son of Appelton and Holmes was Baptized. 

Leucrecia, Daughter of Lemuel & Jones was Baptized. 

James M'^Lean was Baptized. 

James, Son of James and Abigal McLean was Baptized. 
Anna, Daughter of Benjamin and Anna Tucker was Baptized. 
Allen, Son of Jeremiah Hurlburt & Wife was Baptized. 

Elijah, Son of Isaac &; Tubbs '• *' 

Clarissa, Daughter of Hezekiah Hubbard Juu^ & "Wife was 

Ouuor, Daughter of Amos & Mary Fox was Baptized. 
Nancy, Daughter of Peter and Ann Pease was Baptized by 

the Rev'^ John Eells. 
Ira (?) [Tre] (?), Son of Charles Andrews Jun'' & Wife was 

Stephen, Son of Ruben & Jemima Kenney was Baptized. 
Lovelace (?), Daughter of Timothy Goslee and Wife Baptized. 
Freelove, Daughter of 3Iartin & Freelove Woodi'uff 
Lucina, Daugliter of Ebeuezer & Mary Fox' was 
Delight, Daufjhter of Xoah and Content Fox was 
Noah, Son of Ruben Rislc v and Wife 
Keturah, Daughter of Elizur Loveland & Wife 




Onnor, Daughter of 

Kenney & Wife 




Loice, Daughter of Levi Loveland & Wife 
Pline, Son of Pline Hc/lester & Wife 
Elizur, Son of Pline Holester & Wife *' 


Aaron, Son of Aaron & Dorothy Hubbard " 
Jinne, Daughter of Xehemiah & Elizabeth Wier " 
Eli, Son of Israel and Sarah Holester " 

Rebeccah, Daughter of Lazarus and Rebeccah House 
Jehiel, Son of Aaron and Sarah Goof was 
Rebeccah. Dauiihter of Jonathan and Rachel Holden 
Abigail, Daughter of Nehemiah and Sarah Write 
John, Son of Elisha and Rebeccah Hills was 
Prudy, Daughter of John and Prudy Andrews 
Elijah, Son of David Dickerson and Wife was 
Asa, Son of John and Doratha Wier " 

Eliezer, Son of James and Ann Kenney " 

Rebeccah, Daughter of Elisha and Anna How was 
Benjamin, Son of Benjamin & Anna Tucker " 
Kimberley, Son of Isaac and Elizebeth Tryon 
Allen, Son of Nehemiah and Abigail Holester 
Samuel, Son of Ichabod & Easter Holester 
Ruth, Daughter of Daniel and Ruth House 










Records of the Church in Easthury^ Conn, [Jan. 

SepV 15^^ 

Sepf 22 
Oct"^ 6^^ 
Oct"^ 20^^ 

Novb' ^^ 

Nov^'" 26 

Jan-' 5'^ 
Jan^ 19^^ 
Jany 26^^^ 




Polly, Dau2^1iter of Philip & Mary Covel was Baptized. 

John and Thomas, Sons of John and Bethiel Follon were Bap- 
tized on her Account. 

Michael, Son of John and Elizebeth How was Baptized. 

John, Son of Edward & Sarah Potter " 

Onnor, Daughter of Ruben & Mary Sparks '' 

Ansel, Son of Abner & Cloe House '* 

Ansel, Son of Aaron & Phebe Holester was Baptized by the 
Rev'^^ John Eeils. 

Prudy, Daughter of Lemuel and Prudence Fox was Baptized. 

Walter, Sou of Elizur and Hannah Hale 

Polly, Daughter of Levi & Lydia Brooks 

David, Sou of David and Rebeccah Andrews 

David, Son of Charles and Dorithy Treat 






Feby 2 
Feby 23 
March 12 









Ap" 27"^ 
June 22*^ 

June 29^^ 


Ely, Son of Amos and Mary Fox 

Asael, Son of George & Dorathy Holester 

Nehemiah, Son of I^ehemiah and Phebe Strickland 

Jesse, Son of Israel House and Wife 

Jered, Son of Asael Hills and Wife 

Chester, Son of Sam^^ Hills and Abigail his Wife " " 

Submit, Daughter of Samson & Sarah Negroes & Freeman (?) 
was Baptized privately. 
March SO*'^ Isaac, Son of Asa & Sarah Smith was Baptized. 
Ap^^ 6th Aurora, Daughter of Samuel & Mary Gipson was Baptized. 

Nancy, Daughter of Eliezur & Sarah Hubbard " " 

John, Son of William & Ruth Buck " " 

Mable, Daughter of David & Hope Holester " " 

Lorane (?), [Lovice] (?), Daughter of Samuel Webster & Wife 
was Baptized by Rev^ M'' Buckley. 

Burriage and Calvin, Sons of Appleton Holmes and Wife were 

Jered, Son of Stephen & Rhoda Strickland was Baptized. 

Lovice, Daughter of Thomas & Jemima Holester was Baptized. 

Hosea, Son of Samuel Smith & Wife was Baptized by the 
Rev'* John Eells. 

Hezekiah, Son of Widow Prudence Hubbard was Baptized. 

Deborah, Daughter of Richard & Elizebeth Skinner was 

Elijah, Son of Elijah & Mabel Andrus was Baptized. 

Onnor, Daughter of Davi(i & Onnor Nye " '* 

Ruth, Daughter of Elisha Andrus & Wife was Baptized. 

Thomas, Son of Lemuel Jones & Wife , " " 

Miles, Son of Jeremiah Standish & Wife was baptized pri- 
Joel, Son of Levi Loveland and Wife was baptized. 

PoUy, Daughter of Petetiah & Mary Loveland baptized. 

July 1 

Augs' 31 


br yth 

Sep'- 14*^ 
Sep'^ 2r"= 
Ocf^ 13*^ 

Nov'' 9*^ 
Dec'^^ 28 

Feby 1«* 

Feby 8'^ 

Leonard Edwin, Son of Doc^"^ Elizur & Hannah Hale was 

Joseph, Son of John and Prudence Andrus was baptized. 

i I 


1903.] Records of the Church in Easthury^ Conn. 89 

Feb^ 22 Leonard, Son of Daniel and Ruth House was baptized. 

Mille, Daughter of Charles and Anna Andrus '' " 
March 28^^ Jerusha, Daughter of Ebenezer & Jerusha Goodale was bap- 
Ashbel, Son of Benj^ & Anna Tucker was baptized. 
Ap^ 2*^ Loise, Daughter of AYilliam House, Jun^ & AVife was Baptized 

Feb^ 4tii Siphia [Sypha^ Hollister Gen.], Daughter of Israel and Sarah 

Holester was Baptized 
Ap" 18*^ Eunice, Daughter of Israel and Ruth Hills was Baptized. 
j^pU 25th Noah, Son of Jeremiah and Sarah Wright " " 

Luther, Son of Nehemiah & Elizebeth Wier " " 

Josiah, Son of Josiah and Mary Holester " " 

May 2^* Ira, Son of Abner and Cloe House " " 

May 9*^^ Senah, Daughter of Russel and Sarah Kenney was Baptized. 
May 23*^ Seney [Asenath], Daughter of Nehemiah and Abigail Holester 

was Baptized. 
June 6'*^ Jemimah, Daughter of Daniel & Lois Daniels was Baptized 

on her Account. 
June 22 Hagar . . . Negro . . . was Baptized. 

Phyles . . . Negro . . . " " 

August 1 Hannah, Daughter of Benjamin & Elizebeth Andrus was 

August 11 Elijah, Son of Sam'^ & Elizebeth Dealing was Baptized. 
Naomi, Daughter of Sam^^ & Eliz^^ Dealing " " 

These were baptized at his House. 
Sept^ 5 Tirzah, Daughter of Isaac Fox and Wife was Baptized on her 
Cloe, Daughter of Jonathan and Cloe Treat Baptized. , 

Sepf^ 12*^^ Nancy, Daughter of Ebenezer and Mary Fox 
Sep'^ 19^ Silvester, Son of Lazarus & Rebeccah House 
Sep*^ 26^ Noah, Son of Noah and Content Fox was 

Delilah, Daughter of Joseph Simons & Wife 
Eunice, Daus^hter of Frarv Hale & Wife was 
Electe, Daughter of Sam^^ & Experience Risley 
Oct^ 2 Abigail, Daughter of James and Abigail McLean was Baptized 

Ocf 9*^ Anna, Daughter of James and Anna Kennev was Baptized. 
Ocf 16**^ Samuel, Son of John & Elizebeth How ' " " 

Polly, Daughter of Solomon & Lois Nye " " 

Oct'^ 30"* William, Son of Isaac and Rebecca Tryon " " 

Nelly, Daughter of Philip and Mary Covel * " " 

Nov"" 21 Reumeh, Daughter of Lemuel and Prudence Fox was Baptized. 
Nov'^^ 22 William, Son of Benjamin and Sarah Hodge '" " 

Clarissa, Daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Hodge " " 

Philander, Son of Benjamin and Sarah Hodge " " 

These persons were Baptized At his House on account of 
Sickness in the Family. 
DecemV12^^ Anna, Daughter of Daniel and Ruth Loveland was Baptized. 


Jan^ 9*1^ Selah, Son of Israel House and Wife " " 

Jan^ 23<^ John Flavel, Son of Elizur and Loise Hubbard " " 

Ruth, Daughter of Jonathan [and] Chloe Treat " " 



90 Hecords of the Church in JEasthury, Conn, [Jan. 

Ap" 10* Grace, Daughter of Joseph Goodale, Jun'' & Wife was Baptized, 

Eunice, Dauijhter of Samuel and Eunice Brooks " " 
May 29^^ Easter, Daughter of Henry and Easter Huxford " " 

on her account. 
June 5^^ Sincey [Cynthia], Daughter of Aaron Holester & Wife was 

June 26^^ Mille, Daughter of Ichobad & Easter Holester was Baptized. 
July 31*' Eliphalet Covel, an Adult Person, 

Eliphalet, Son of Eliphalet Covel and wife 

Reuben, Son of Peletiah and Mary Lovehmd " 

"William, Son of Benjamin and Easter Chamberlain was Bap- 

Chester, Son of William and Ruth Buck was Baptized. 

Sepf^ -i^^ Lovice, Daughter of Stephen & Rhodea Strickland •• 
Sept^ 1 V-^ Elizebeth. Daughter of Jonathan Holden & Wife 
S.-'p"^ 25^^ Octava, Daughter of Samuel and ^F-iry Gipson 
Oct'' 18^'^ Elisha, Son of Ruben and Mary Sparks 

Onor, Daughter of Samuels Elizebeth Noulding 

Daniel, Son of Eliphalet Covel and Wife 

Jeremiah, Son of Russel and Sarah Kenney 
Ocf^ 27*^ David, Son of Ramsey and Wife 

Sarah, Daughter of Daniel and Ruth House 
Nov^^ 3(i Electe, Daughter of Israel and' Sarah Flolester " " 

Anne, Daughter of Elijah PI. Goodrich and Anne his Wife was 

Mary, Daughter of William & Mary Hale • 
1786. , Isaac, Son of Jonathan and Cloe Treat 

Jan^ IG'*^ Loice, Daughter of Daniel Daniels 
Jan^ 27'^ Mansa, Daughter of Jonathan & Sarah Talcott 
Feb. 6^^ Avery Goodale, an Adult Person 
Feb''y 26 Silvester, Son of Asa & Sarah Smith 
March 19* Appleton, Son of Appleton Holmes & Wife 

Ama, Daughter of Sam^^ & Elizabeth Noulding 
Ap^^ 9* Samuel, Son of Samuel &; Abigail Hills 

Ezra, Son of Timothy and Meriba Lockwood 
Ap" 16* David, Son of David & Onor Nye 

Loise, Daughter of Levi Loveland & Wife 
May 7* Aih-n. Son of Asa Oi; Anna Goodrich was Baptized by M' 

Williams of Long Island. 
May 14* Roxy, Daughter of Ebenezer Goodale and Wife Baptized. 
June 11* Sally and Lovice, Daughters of Asa and Easter Goslee were 

July 2 Cyrus, Son of James & Abigail McLean was Baptized. 

July 9* James, Son of George & Flora Try on 
July 29* Joseph, Son of Hezekiah Wickhara Jun^ & Wife 

Lovine, Daughter of Benj" & Anna Tucker 
Augs* 13* David, Son of Joseph Simons & Wife 

Chester, Son of Elijah and Mary Nye 

Sepf 2 Theate Pendel (?) Daughter of Joseph and Susanna Brooks 

Baptized privately. 

Sep 3^ Sarah and Mary, Daughters of Elizur Loveland and Wife was 


[To be continued.] 



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1907.] Proceedings of the I^. E. Hist, Gen. Society. 91 


By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., Kecording Secretary. 

Boston, Massachusetts, 3 October, 1906. The New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society held a stated meeting, agreeaable to the By-laws, at half-past 
two o'clock this afternoon, in Marshall P. Wilder hall, Society's building, 18 
Somerset street, the President, Hon. James Phinney Baxter, A.M., Litt.D., in 
the chair. 

The minutes of the stated meeting in May were confirmed as records. 

The Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, the Historian, and the Council, 
severally, presented written reports, which were received, read, accepted, and 
ordered on file. 

Four new members were elected. 

The Special Committee in viemoriam Rev. George Moulton Adams, A.M., 
D.D., presented a report which was received, read, accepted, ordered on file, 
and a copy sent to Dr. Adams's family. 

Rev. William Copley Winslow, D.d'., D.C.L., and Frank Eliot Bradish, A.B., 
were appointed a committee to submit, at a future meeting, a resolution inper- 
petuam memoriam of Rev. Edmund Farwell Slafter, D.D., deceased. 

The meeting then attended the reading of a paper ou How Time was kept when 
we lived under a King, by John Albree, Esq., of Swampscott, illustrated by the 
exhibition of a clock of provincial days, and watches of difl'erent periods. It 
was exceedingly interesting, and was enjoyed by a good audience. The thanks 
of the Society were voted the essayist, and a copy of the paper requested for 
deposit in the archives. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

7 November. A stated meeting was held to-day, at the usual time and place, 
the President occupying the chair. 

After the confirmation of the records, the rules of order were suspended and 
a ballot ordered for the election of a Nominating Committee, agreeable to article 
3, chapter iv, of the By-laws. 

Messrs. Albert A. Folsom, William P. Greenlaw aiid Anson Titus were ap- 
pointed tellers to conduct the election. 

On resumption of the rules, Arthur Lord, A.M., President of the Pilgrim So- 
ciety at Plymouth, was introduced. Mr. Lord read a valuable paper on The 
Filgrim Press at Leyden, and the first New England Library, which threw new 
light upon the career of Elder Brewster. It was well received and applauded, 
a vote of thanks was tendered, and a copy requested for the Society's archives. 

The executive reports were then made and disposed of, as usual. 

Twenty-four new members were elected. 

The Connnittce i)i memoriam Rev. Dr. Edmund Fanvell Slafter made report, 
which was accepted, ordered on file, and to be spread upon the record of this 

The death of William Tracy Enstis was announced with expression of his 
personal value and importance as a member and benefactor of the Society, and 
Capt. R. G. F. Candage, Charles S. Ensign, and Rev. George M. Bodge were 
appointed a committee to prepare resolutions for the consideration of the So- 

The President, retiring, called Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., to the ch'air, 
"who presided for the remainder of the session. 

The tellers announced the result of the ballot, when, on motion, it was 

Voted, That Edgar Oakes Achorn, of Newton, 
James Bourne Ayer, of Boston, 
Hosea Starr Ballou, of Brookline, 
George Walter Chamberlain, of Weymouth, and 
Mary Elvira Eliot, of Somerville, 
be declared elected the Nominating Committee for 1906. 

The chair proclaimed the election, and declared the meeting dissolved. 



N^otes and Queries, 




The following record is copied from the original record book of the Second 
Congregational Church in Marshtield, Mass. : — 

299: July ye 31 1757 Winslow ' 

ys vSou of Joshua Bradford 
& Hannah his wife was 

Baptisid — Said Hannah 
Bradford being a member 
of y^ Chh of Christ In Kingst 
-own but resident at a 
place Called Med unchook 

In ye Eastern parts 

ye minister there being 
Dead and ye people by ye 
enemy Drove Into garrison 
and she here upon a visit 
To se her Mother oldham 

This entry would seem to prove the correctness of Mr. Fessenden's record 
of the birth of a son Winslow in 1757, and to disprove the story of Hannah 
Bradford's death in 1756. (See Register, iv : 47, No. 28, 49, No. %S and note, 
236, No. 171 and note ; The Genealogical Advertiser, ii : 7, note by G. C. Burgess, 
A Gazeteer of the State of Maine, Varney, 245 ; History of Farmin^ton, Me. ; 
Butler, 395-6.) Edw. H. Whorf. 

Boston, Mass. 

List of E:\nGRANT Liverymen of London (see ante, vol. 60, page 399). — In 
the Public Record Office, amongst the Lay Subsidy Rolls, is an assessment for 
the poll tax of members of some of the Companies of London (unfortuately it 
is not complete). It is of the greatest importance to all interested in genea- 
logical research, both from the date of it (1641) and the difficulty often involved 
in finding a man's guild, and tracing out his apprenticeship and parentage. For 
readers of the Register it must have a special interest, as many of the assessed 
are marked " gone to New England," and in these cases it will furnish the clue 
to the long sought for parentage of emigrants. It is among the rolls recently 
found and catalogued (251-22). 

Edward Robins in New England. 
Anthony Stoddard in New England. 
William Stoddard in Ludgate. 
Joseph Carter in New Englaud. 
William Lockington gone beyond Sea. 
John Parrett gone beyond Sea. 
James Edwards gone beyond Sea. 
Nicholas Evans gone beyond Sea. 

Gerald Fothergill. 
11 Brussels Road, Xew Wandsioorth, London, England. 

Thomas Brasey in New England a 

linen draper by trade. 
Robert Sankey in New England. 
William Butler in Virginia. 

Leather sellers. 
Francis Gibbs gone to New England. 

Some of the readers of the Register may like to know that a complete Index 
to the Genealogical Department of the Boston Transcript, from the first, can 
be found in the Public Library at Lynn, Mass. It is said that another copy is 
in the Public Library at Bangor, Me. 

In the Register, vol. 34, page 101, it is stated that " Samuel Mereen (Merien), 
of Cape Cod, b. about 1750, m. Rebecca Pepper." The fact is that .John Mareen 
married Rebecca Pepper, Oct. 22, 1754 (Easthara Records, vol. 2, page 41), but 
there is no record of a Samuel who married a Rebecca Pepper. 

Cambridge, Mass. Willia^m Lincoln Palmer. 

1907.] JVotes and Queries, 93 

Stevens. — From Dr. Henry Turner's manuscript in the Newport Historical 
Society : 

** John Stevens' Book Dec. 22 1646 

My son John born Feb. 27, 1702 

My daughter Rebecca, born Mar. i, 1704 

My son Philip, born Nov. 2, 1706. 

My son James, born Oct. 6, 1708. 

My son Wra., born Sept. 7, 1710 

My daughter Mary, born Aug. 14, 1713 

My son Simeon, born Aug. 14, 1713." 

From the Burial Ground : 
John Stevens, died, Sept. 18, 173G aged 89 years 
Mercy, wife of John died Mar. 21, 1745, aged 66 years 
John Stevens died April 17, 1778 aged 76 years 
Elizabeth Wood, widow of John, died Fob. 18, 1791 aged 82 years 

Dec. 7, 1705, John Stevens, of Newport, bouglit of Nathaniel Coddington a 
piece of land in the upper part of what is now Thames Street. In 1709 he es- 
tablished a stone cutting business on this property, and that business has been 
carried on by some member of the family ever since. The place of business 
has never been changed. The account books of this firm are still in existence. 
They date back to 1727, but some of the accounts run as far back as 1712. 

62 Buckingham St., Cambridge , Mass, Grace Willia^ison Edes. 

Tkacy, Mason. — In all accounts, for about forty-five years, of Lieut. Thomas 
Tracy of Norwich, Conn., the progenitor in America of a large family, it is 
positively asserted that his first wife was Mary, the widow of Edward Mason, 
whom he married in Wethersfleld, Conn., in 1640 or '41. 

The statement has been so long unquestioned and accepted as a fact by all 
"writers about the Tracy family that it will be necessary to convince people of 
the falsity of the account by quoting the authorities in detail which show that 
Mary Mason lived and died in Wethersfleld as the Widow Mason. 

The First Book of the Land Records of Wethersfleld, Conn., shows that 
♦' The Widow Mason," as she is usually called in the " Boundary Record," died 
a widow between Mar. 22, 1650, and Feb. 20, 1659. (See pages 259 [1640] ; 207, 
208, 216, 218, 189, 199, 147 [1641]; 121, 124 [1643]; 73, 84 [1644]; 85 [1645] ; 
151 [1646]; 43, 153, 189 [1647]; 170 [1650]*; 190 [1659]t.) 

Edward Mason, an early settler in Wethersfleld, Conn., was a mechanic, and 
died early ; the date is not recorded. The inventory of his estate was exhibited 
at Hartford, Sept. 4, 1640, but the distribution is not recorded, and there is no 
mention in the Probate Records of a widow or children. After his decease, 
there was recorded to him in the First Book of Land Records of Wethersfleld, 
page 230, ten pieces of land, with the boundaries. Some of his lands are iden- 
tified as later belonging to " the Widow Mason," and are the only records indi- 
cating that he left a widow. She has no probate record. So far as the writer 
knows, the record of their marriage has not been discovered, and nothing is 
known or her previous history. They may have been married before coming to 

Her first name is never mentioned in the many references to her in the land 
boundaries, neither is she in any instance called "the Widow of Edward 
Mason." She is usually called ' ' the Widow Mason " ; sometimes simply " Widow 
Mason." The prefix " the" is interpreted to mean she was the only " Widow 
Mason " living in the town during her period. 

The first time the names of Thomas Tracy and "the Widow Mason" were 
mentioned together in print was in a query inserted by Judge Frederick Palmer 
Tracy, then of San Francisco, Cal., in vol. 2, page 91, of "The Historical 
Magazine and Notes and Queries Concerning the Antiquities, History and Bio- 
graphy of America," New York, 1858. 

Any one who will furnish any information relating to Lieut. Thomas Tracy's 
first wife, the mother of all of his children, will gratify many thousands of his 
descendants, including the writer. Dwight Tracy, M.D., D.D.S. 

♦This record names " Widow Mason," and is dated " 22th of March 1650." 
fin this record, dated "Feb the 20th day 1659," mention is made of "the Widow 
Mason deceased." 



Notes and Queries. 


Richardson, Mousall. — Elizabeth Richardson, daughter of Samuel, who 
was baptized at West Mill, Herts, England, May 22, 1635 (Register, 57 : 300), 
married John* Mousall (Ralph*) of Charlestown, Mass. She died Aug. 16, 
1685, aged 51 (gravestone). Her sister, Mary Richardson, baptized at Charles- 
town, Mass., Feb. 25, 1637-8, married Thomas* Mousall (Ralph*). Joanna 
Richardson, widow of Samuel, and mother of the above Elizabeth and Mary, 
in her will, dated 20th, 4th, '66, gives " to my daughers Elizabeth & mary 
moufall." Arthur G. Loring. 

Wohurn, Mass. 

Russell. — John* Russell (ante, vol. 60, page 383) was never a resident in 
Hartford, Conn, He lived from 1635 to 16-i9 in Cambridge, Mass. ; then from 
164:9 to 1659 in Wetherstlekl, Conn. ; and after 1659, he went with the company 
-which formed Hadley, Mass., and there remained until he died. His son Philip* 
married (2) Elizabeth Terry, not Tenuey. Gurdon W. RuoSell. 

207 Farminrjton Ave., Hartford, Conn. 

The following rule of my o\vn for finding what day of the week any date 
falls on may be useful to the readers of the Register : 

Divide the centuries by 4; multiply the remainder by 5; to this add the re- 
maining years and \ of the same, integral parts only ; also an amount for the 
month as follows : 

For June . 
" Sept. and Dec. 
*' Apr. and July 


For Jan. and Oct. ... 

" May 1 

*' Aug 2 

" Feb., Mch., and Nov. . . 3 

Lastly, add the day of the month. 

Divide the sum of these items by 7; the remainder, if any, sho-vvs the day of 
the week; i. e., 1 is Sunday, 2 is Monday, etc. 

If there is no remainder, the day is Saturday. 

Note, however, that for leap years 1 must be deducted from the sum, for all 
dates prior to Mch. 1st. 

Also, that dates of old style must be corrected to new style. 

Correction of Old Style dates. In England and her colonies the change was 
made, as is well known, in September, 1752, by making the 3d of that month 
the 14th ; also, the year which had previously begun the 25th of Mch. was made 
to begin Jan. 1st. Prior to that, dates from Jan. 1st to Mch. 25th were frequently 
double dated ; as, for instance, Jan. 28, 1738-9, in which case the later year 
must be used. 

When months of old style are given by number, instead of by name, it must 
be borne in mind that March is the first month. 

The months September, October, November, and December were sometimes 
written 7br, 8br, 9br, Xbr. 

The correction in 1752 was 11 days, and this amount must be added to all 
dates from Mch. 1, 1700, to Sept. 2, 1752, inclusive. 

For dates from Mch. 1, 1500, to Feb. 29, 1700, the correction is 10 days, and 
for dates Mch. 1, 1400, to Feb. 29, 1500, 9 days. The reason is, that the error in 
the calendar arose from calling all years of even hundreds leap years, whereas, 
according to the Gregorian or reformed calendar, only those years divitiible by 
400 are leap years. Hence, the years 1400, 1500 and 1700 each added a day to 
the existing error; but 1600 did not, because it was a leap year by both methods. 

Russia and Greece still adhere to the Julian calendar, and the difl"erence of 
their reckoning from ours is 13 days, one having been added for each of the 
years 1800 and 1900. 

Examples: — 

June 5, 1739.— Correction for old style, 11 days. Divide 17 by 4, which gives 
remainder 1. 

5X 1=5, and 5-f39-f 9+4+54-11=73. Divide 73 by 7, which gives remainder 
3, i. e., Tuesday. 

Feb. 12, 1891.— Divide 18 by 4, which gives remainder 2. 5X2=10, and 10+ 
91+22+3+12=133. Divide 138 by 7, which gives remainder 5, i. e., Thursday. 

Salem, Mass. W. F. Gavet. 










1907.] I^otes and Queries. 95 

KiXGSLEY. — A paragraph in F. J. Snell's recent book on "North Devon," 
page 167, will interest the descendants of Stephen Kinsley, or Kingsley, %vho 
came to Braintree, Mass., in 1639, whom Charles Kingsley, ■when in this country, 
recognized as a brother of his ancestor of that epoch. The statement is made 
that although Charles Kingsley was born in Devon, and lived there, he was not 
of Devonshire stock, but was descended from the ancient Cheshire family of 
Kingsley of Kingsley, in the forest of Delamere. H. F. K. 

Brookline, Mass. 


Bexjamin. — "Wanted, the dates of the births of Abigail, Joseph, Jemima, 
John, Sarah, and Kezia Benjamin, six of the ten children of Joseph Benjamin 
who was a farmer and lived in Barnstable and Yarmouth, Mass., at difierent 
times between 1661 and 1690. (Hon.) R. M. Benjamin. 

Bloomington, III., 

Sloax-Nelson. — Information wanted about the ancestry and descendants 
of "William Sloan who lived in Lyme, N. H., in 1781, and was Tax Collector 
at Westfield, Mass., in 1791. Also, information of the parentage and ancestry 
of his wife, Sarah Xelson, a second cousin of Gen. Nelson. 

408 South 1st St., Council Bluffs, la. J. H. Pickett. 

Where did the Rev. Edward Fitzgerald of Worcester, Mass., settle after he 
left there in 1719 ? 

Can anyone direct me to owners of diaries and letters of New England 
Scotch-Irish settlers of 1718-1725? 

Brookline, JIass. Charles K. Bolton. 

Johnson. — What was the parentage and ancestry of Caleb Johnson, born 
Nov. 9, 1779, supposed to have been of Worcester, Mass., who married Tliirza 
Treadway, born Apr. 12, 1789, who died Apr. 16, 1874. He w^ent to Rutland, 
N. Y., where he married June 10, 1804, and in 1833 moved to Burton, Ohio, 
where he died Dec. 5, 1846. Mrs. Elwood D. Klmball. 

Wichita, Kan. 

Where can I procure a copy of " The Tourist's Guide to Europe," written by 
Col. John Henry Sherburne, and published in 1847 by Zeigler of Philadelphia? 
QdI. Sherburne (see ante, vol. 58, page 233), fifth in descent from Henry Sher- 
burne who settled in Portsmouth, N. H., was also the author of a "Life of 
John Paul Jones." (Miss) Ella M. Sherburne Spurling. 

30 Fisher St., Dover, iV. H. 

Smith. — I am desirous of learning what I can about the family and parentage 
of Rev. Daniel A. Smith, born Jan. 10, 1783, place unknown, who married, in 
1804 or '05, Mary Gore of Portland, Me., and died suddenly. Mar. 13, 1827, in 
Portsmouth, N. H., where he had been minister of a Free Will Baptist Church. 
His children were : Tolman Gore Smith, born 180G; Emily A. Smith, born 1820; 
and Mary Jane Smith, born 1821. Cleveland Abbe. 

Washington, D. C. 

Fairbrother. — What was the parentage and ancestry of William Zera Fair- 
brother and his sister Cecelia, who were known to have lived in Rutland, Vt., 
during and previous to 1859? Mrs. C. E. Hardesty. 

1109 Bast oth St., Pueblo^ Col. 

Watson. — John Watson, of Salisbury, Mass., married, Mar. 22, 1687, Ruth 
Griffin (see Hoyt's " Old Families of Salisbury and Araesbury"). Who was the 
father of John? Irving A. Watson, M.D. 

Concord, N. H. 

Thayer.— Elijah* Thayer (John,* Richard,' Richard, ^ Richard*), of Brain- 
tree, Mass., born 16 July, 1736, married, 18 May, 1765, Hannah Hayden, and 
had a son Caleb,' who married, in 1783, Judith Hayden. Did Elijah^ or Caleb® 
serve in the Revolution? Anges Thayer Probst. 

68 William St., Bochester^ iV. T. 

96 ^otes a7id Queries, [Jan. 

Sherburne. — Hannah, daughter of Dea. Thomas Sherburne, married Benja- 
min White (see ante^ vol. 59, page 60). What was the ancestry of Benjamin 
White, and did he render any military or other service for the Colonists during 
the Revolutionary War? Did Dea. Thomas Sherburne, father of Hannah, 
render any service whatever for the Colonists during that war? 

May. — Rev. Ezekiel May, son of Hezekiah May, was pastor of the Congre- 
gational Church of Haddam, Conn., during the Revolution. Did he or his 
father render any service whatever for the Colonists during that period? 

Tidionte, Fa. (Miss) Nancy C. Morrow. 

Porter. — What was the parentage and ancestry of Benjamin Porter, a Revo- 
lutionary soldier, born 1759, who married Rosauna Howe, and had the follow- 
ing children, born at Goshen, Conn. : Levi, h. Jan. 18, 1781; Deborah, b. Oct. 
19, 1783; Philo, b. June 22, 1787; Anna, b. Sept. 8, 1789; Benjamin, b. Nov. 
8, 1793; Lucy, b. May 19, 1798? 

Olmsted. — What was the parentage and ancestry of Capt. David Olmsted, 
who served in the Revolution, was a member of the Masonic Fraternity, and 
Deacon of the Presbyterian Church, who removed to the Genesee country prior 
to 1803? His tombstone at Batavia, N.Y., states: "He made the first public 
prayer and conducted the first religious service west of Genesee river, X. Y." 

Brown. — What was the parentage and ancestry of Azariah Brown, who mar- 
ried Ruth Hitchcock, and had: Azariah-, John; JRiith; Charlotte; and Lucy, 
born July 29, 1786, who went with the family of Dea. Holcomb to the Genesee 
country, settled at what is now Attica, N. Y., and there married, Oct. 12, 1809, 
Philo Porter? Mary H. Hosmer. 

d36 Hast Main St., Batavia, N. Y. 

I am endeavoring to trace the ancestry of William Munsey, born about 1645, U 

of Kittery, Me., and Dover, N. H., and of his wife Margaret , whom he 

married about 1670, and desire information concerning it and also the following \ 

persons : 

Margaret , who married, 1705, John Munsey of Dover, N. H. 

, who married, about 1735, David Munsey of Durham and Lee, 

N. H. 

Mary , who married, about 1780, Timothy Munsey of Lee and Barsr 

stead, N. H. 

Hannah (?Lewis), who married, in 1672, Thomas Sawyer of Lancaster, Mass. 

Mary Marble, who married, in 1679, James Sawyer of Lancaster, Mass. 

Elizabeth George, who married, in 1700, Ephraira Sawyer of Mansfield, Conn. 

Sarah Lee, who married, about 1755, Noah Merritt of Templeton, Mass., and 
Hebron, Conn. 

Sarah Wales of Georgetown, Me., who married, before 1750, Joseph Mclntire. 

John Mereen, born about 1725-30, of Eastham or Brookline, Mass. 

Lydia , who married, about 1696, Isaac Higgins of Eastham, Mass. 

Mary Langton or Laughton, who married, in 1673, Thomas Day of Glouces- 
ter, Mass. 
, , who married, about 1705, Joseph Day of Gloucester, Mass. 

, who married, about 1733, Josiah Day of Georgetown, Mass. 

22 Sacramento Place, Cambridge., Mass. William Lincoln Palmer. 

Landon-Bishop. — Nathan Landon went from Herefordshire, or Wales, to 
Boston, Mass., thence to Southold, L. I., and died in 1718, tomb says aged 54. 
His brother, or son, James Landon, married Mary Vail, at Southold, in 1707. 
What traces of either are found in Mass., and is their parentage known? 

According to a Guilford, Conn., tradition Nathan Landon married Hannah, 
daughter of Stephen^ {John}) and Tabitha (Wilkinson) Bishop. Tabitha's 
mother was widow Parnel Wilkinson, of Bermuda, and what was the Christian 
name of Parnel's husband? 

Wanted, proof of the Landon-Bishop marriage, or proof that Hannah Bishop, 
above, married someone else. Lucy D. Akerly. 

550 Park Ave., New York City. " 

1907.] N^otes and Queries. 97 

Historical Intelligence. 

English Research.— The Committee on English Research, of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society, begs to call attention to the desirability 
of reviving investigation concerning the English ancestry of the pioneers of 
New England. From 1883 to 1899, former Committees secured funds by which 
valuable researches among the wills of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in 
London were carried on by Henry F. Waters, Esq., the results of which were 
published in the Register, giving clues which led to determining the ancestry 
of many of the early settlers of New England ; but since Mr. Waters's work 
was relinquished, comparatively little has been accomplished by the Society in 
that direction. 

The Committee now solicits funds for continuing research in England, on 
the ancestry of the early New England colonists, the results to appear in the 
Register, and it would be glad to receive suggestions and information on this 

Clues, not generally known, as to the origin of several early emigrants, have 
come into the Committee's hands, and the Secretary of the Committee will be 
glad to give information to anyone who may desire to make investigations. 

Charles Sherburne Penhallow, Chairman,\ 

Francis Aptiiorp Foster, i 

Jerome Carter Hosmer, J Committee on 

William Eben Stone, \ English Research. 

Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Secretary, J 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence, and death. When there are more than one 
Christian name, they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full name is known. 

Aticater. — Francis Atwater, Meriden, Conn., is soliciting contributions for 
a new edition of the " Atwater History and Genealogy," an account of the de- 
scendants of David Atwater of New Haven, Conn. 

Bacon. — Thomas W. Baldwin, 677 Dudley St., Roxbury, Mass., is compiling 
a genealogy of the descendants of Michael Bacon of Dedham, Mass. 

Bagg. — Lyman H. Bagg, 107 Waverly Place, New York City, hopes to pub- 
lish, in the course of a few years, a genealogy of the Bagg family, and especially 
of the descendants of John Bagg of Springfield, Mass. He would be glad to 
receive information and dates of birth, marriage or death, after 1876, of mem- 
bers of that family. 

Bates. — Rev. Newton W. Bates, West Bloomflcld, N. Y. , is compiling a gene- 
alogy of the descendants of Clement Bate, or Bates, of Hingham, Mass. 

Cornish.— 5 . Hambley Rowe, M. B., Horton Grange Road, Bradford, Eng- 
land, is compiling a genealogy of the many families of Cornish, of Devon and 
Cornwall, England. 

Eells. — Rev. Myron Eells, D.D., of Union, Mason Co., Wash., is compiling a 
genealogy of the descendants of John Eells of Dorchester, Mass. 

j^nsi^rn.— Charles S. Ensign, of Newton, Mass., is compiling a genealogy of 
the descendants of James Ensign of Hartford, Conn. 

Harrison, Merrill, Neale, Saford.—Vf. E. Safford, Department of Botany, 
U. S. Dept. of Agriculture, Washington, D. C, is compiling genealogies of the 
Harrison family of Va., Merrill family of Newbury, Mass., Neale family of Va., 
Safford family of Ipswich, Mass., and Safford family of Preston, Conn. 

B[eald-Rale.—C\3iTence A. Torrey, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, 
111., desires information concerning lines of the Heald-Hale family of Stow, 
Mass., to 1750. 


98 Booh Notices, [Jan. 

Oakes. — Arthur Warren Smith, 281 Washinirton St., Winchester, Mass., is 
compiling a genealogy of the descendants of David Oakes of Medford, Mass., 
and Springfield, Vt., who -was a descendant of Thomas Oakes of Cambridge, 

Fatten. — Thomas W. Baldwin, 677 Dudley St., Roxbnry, Mass., is compiling 
a genealogy of the descendants of William Patten of Cambridge, Mass. 

Prince. — Howard L. Prince, Patent Office, Washington, D. C., and Mrs. Ger- 
trude S. Pease, 214: Commonwealth Ave., Boston, Mass., are compiling a gene- 
alogy of the descendants of John Prince of Hull, Mass. 

Puffer. — Charles Nutt, 7 Monroe Ave., Worcester, Mass., is compiling a gene- 
alogy of the descendants of George Pufi'er, or Potter, of Braintree, Mass. 

Bussell. —Gnrdon W. Russell, 207 Farmington Ave., Hartford, Conn., has 
been engaged for some time in preparing a genealogy of the descendants of 
John Russell of Cambridge, Mass., Wethersfield, Conn., and Hadley, Mass., 
and has gathered considerable matter about the family in England. 

Torrey. — Frederic Crosby Torrey, Lakehurst, N. J., is preparing a genealogy 
of the Torrey families in America. 

Trowbridge. — Francis B. Trowbridge, 144 Grover St., New Haven, Conn., is 
revising for publication the Descendants of Thomas Trowbridge of Nev/ Plaven. 

Tntesdell. — Mrs. Belle Truesdell Bradley, 17 Holland Ave., Westfleld, Mass., 
is collecting material for a Truesdell genealogy in all branches, and especially 
of the descendants of Samuel, Richard and John of Boston, Mass. 


[The editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail. For the January issue, books should be received by Nov. 1; iox April, by 
Feb. 1 ; for Julyy by May I ; and for October, by July 1.] 

Descendants of George Abbott, of Bowley, Mass., of his joint descendants loith 
George Abbott, Sr., of Andover, 3Iass., of the descendants of Daniel Abbott, 
of Providence, E. I.; of some of the descendants of Capt. Thomas Abbott, of 
Andover, Mass. ; of George Abbott, of Norvoalk, Ct. ; ofBobert Abbott, of Bran- 
ford, Ct. ; with brief notes of many others of the name, original settlers in the 
United States. By Maj. Lemuel Abltah Abbott, U. S. Army. Vol. I., pp. 
lxxxii-f-568. Vol. II., xii-f-590. [Boston.] Published by the Compiler. 
1906. 8vo. 111. Fully indexed. Price to subscribers, SIO.OO. 

An Introduction of 80 pages devoted to one branch of the English Abbotts, 
more particularly George (1562-1663), Archbishop of Canterbury, and his 
brother Robert, Bishop of Salisi)nry, with an excellent pedigree of the Abbotts 
of Guilford, Co. Surrey, England, their arms in colors, various engravings, 
etc., shows that the compiler believes that George of Rowley, Mass., was 
closely connected with the Archbishop. He remarks " that many of the traits 
of character" of the Guilford family " shine clearly in their living kinsmen on 
this side of the Atlantic," but he fails to show any connecting link. The de- 
scendants of George of Rowley are traced to the eleventh generation, and the 
joint descendants of George of Andover indicated. The two volumes, hand- 
somely illustrated with portraits, views, etc., from the press of T. R. Marvin 
& Son, are admirable specimens of the printer's art. ♦ ♦ * 

Paternal Pedigree Compiled by Joseph Whitman Bahlet. Boston. 1906. 
Blue Print Chart. 22 by 59 inches. Third Print, Aug., 1906. 

A chart by Mr. Bailey, bearing the same name as this, was noticed in the 
Register for Oct., 1906. Of this pedigree Mr. Bailey says, "All names, ex- 
cepting first generation, are of lineal ancestors." 

•All of the unsigned reviews arc written by Mr. Frederick Willard Parke of Boston. 

1907.] Boole Notices, 99 

The Belcher Families in JVew England. By Joseph Gardner Bartlett. Bos- 
ton : New Eng. Hist. Gen. Soc. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 32. 

This is a reprint from the Eegister, Vol. 60. 

David Benton, Jr., and Sarah Bingham, their Ancestors and Descendants ; and 
Other Ancestral Lines. By John Hogan Benton, Esq., of Washington, D. C. 
Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. vii+SS. IIL 

The portion of this genealogy entitled " Andrew Benton of Milford and Hart- 
ford, Conn., and his Descendants," extending as far as the fourteenth page, was 
printed in the Register for July and Oct., 1906, with the exception of "Ben- 
tons in Ensland." " Benton Gravestone Inscriptions," '' Bentons in the Revolu- 
tionary War," sketches and obituaries, and " Other Ancestors," are the princi- 
cipal remaining contents of the work. The last named division comprises the 
names Stocking, Waters, Norton-Bayes, Stewart-Bingham, Vermilya-Wright, 
Ray-Wingate, and Webster-Ferguson. The print being fine, the volume con- 
tains more than would be supposed from the number of pages. It is well in- 

Asahel Blodgeit, of Hudson and Dorchester, iV. H. His American Ancestors and 
Descendants. Compiled by Isaac Doiond Blodgett, his Grandson. Bos- 
ton. Printed for Private Circulation. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 144. 111. 

The contents of the first two parts of this genealogy are indicated by the 
title; but a third part is added, comprising "The first four generations of 
Blodgetts in America, the family of Daniel at Chelmsford, and the family of 
Samuel at Woburn, Mass." Biography is a distinguishing feature of the work. 
It is well indexed ; and print, paper, and illistrations, by T. R. Marvin & Son, 
are of the best quality. 

The John Cary Descendants. Rev. Seth C. Gary, President, 12 Brent St., Dor- 
chester Center, Boston, Mass. Bulletins No. 1, 2. New Series. Sept., Oct., 
1906. 8vo. pp. 3;8. Portraits. - 

Covert Ancestry. Compiled by Edson Salisbury Jones. Contributed by By- 
eon Barnes Horton, Shefiield, Pa. Edition of fifty copies. Reprinted from 
the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1906. New York: 
Printed by Tobias A. Wright. 1906. 4to. pp. 15. 
The immigrant ancestor to which the Covert family in America is traced is 

Theunis Covert who came from North Holland to the Province of New York in 


The Dennison Family of North Yarmouth and Freeport, Maine, descended from 
George Dennison, 1699-1747, of Annisquam, Mass. Abner Dennison and 
Descendants, compiled by Grace M. Rogers, Freeport, Me. David Denni- 
son and Descendants, with an Account of the Early Dennisons and Other Data, 
compiled and published by A. L. Dennison. Exeter, N. H. : The News- 
Letter Press. 1906. 8vo. pp. 148. 111. 

The contents of this work are indicated on the title-page, with the exception 
of " Early History," '' Pedigree of the Denison Family," beginning with John, 
living in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, Eug., in 1567, and an appendix con- 
sisting principally of ^' The Royal Descent of Miss Frances Soule Campbell of 
San Francisco, Cal.," with other records furnished by Miss Campbell, and a 
" Revolutionary War Record." The work is not solely genealogical, as bio- 
graphical sketches, though brief, are numerous. The volume is printed, bound 
and illustrated in good style, and is well indexed. 

Genung-Ganonq-Ganung Genealogy. A History of the Descendants of Jean 
■ Guenon, of Flushing, Long Island. By Mary Josephine Gknung (Mrs. L. 
N.) Nichols and Leon Nelson Nichols. A. W. Heinrichs Printing Co., 
1008 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N. Y. 1906. 8vo. pp. 711. 111. Price $5.00, 
carriage prepaid. Address either of the compilers. ' 

It has been the purpose of the compilers of this work to include all the female 
as well as male descendants of Jean Guenon. '• The Guenon Family in France " 
and the "Genealogy of the Guenons in the French Nobility" show the valu- 
able results of the search for the European ancestors of the race. The work is 

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largely genealogical, comparatirely small space being given to biography. The 

print is clear, the cloth binding substantial, and there is an index of tifty-three * 

pages. I 

The Hallock-Holyoke Pedigree and Collateral Branches in -the United States. \ 

Being a Bevision of the Hallock Ancestry of 1866, prepared by Bev. Wm. A. Hal- | 

lock, D.D., xdth additions and Tracings of Family Genealogies to the Bresent Date 1 

and Generation. By Charles Hallock, M.A. 50 cents a copy. Amherst, - 

Mass. : Press of Carpenter & Morehouse. 1906. 8vo. pp. 83. 111. v: 

The collateral names to which the title alludes are May hew, Alden, Allen, 
Norton, Corwin, Coffin, Homes, Butler, Hawks, Hayden and Starbuck. Fol- 
lowing the '' Collateral Genealogies " is a note, " Was Peter Hallock a Myth? " 
and an " Apostrophe " in verse. There is no index. 

Hills Family Genealogical and Historical Association. Twelfth Annual Beport 
of the Directors. Boston. 1906.] 8vo. pp. 35. 

This report calls special attention to the Hills Genealogy which was noticed 
in the Register for Oct., 1906. 

Hinsdale Genealogy. Descendants of Bohert Hinsdale, of Dedham, 2IedJield, Had- 
ley and Deerfield. With an Account of the French Family of De Hinnisdal, 
Compiled from Notes of Honorable Sanford C. Hinsdale, of Denver, Colo- 
rado, by the late Herbert Cornelius Andrews, Heraldist and Genealogist. 
Edited by Alfred L. Holman. Lombard, Illinois : Printed for Alfred Hins- 
dale Andrews. 1906. Large Svo pp. 507. 111. Price $5.00 net. Address 
Mrs. A. H. Andrews, Lombard, 111. 

The biographical materials of this genealogy are so abundant that it may be 
called a collection of biographies connected by genealogical links. As many of 
the Hinsdale family are of national repute, their extended memoirs will not be 
considered of undue length. The genealogy is preceded by an article on " Hins- . 
dale Traits of Character," and, as an opening to the work, the " Origin of the . 
Name and Family." It was the design of the collector of the notes from which 
this work was compiled to include all the Hinsdales of America, and the result ' ] 

is as " faithful a record" as was possible. The volume is printed on good ■ 

paper, with fine illustrations, and is bound in buckram. It is completely in- 

McSpadden, Lore, Meigs, Clendinen, Von Bibber, Pope, and other Families. Blue 
Print Chart By Joe Vincent Meigs. Boston. 1906. 31 by 22 inches. 

Of the above lines, that of Meigs is made conspicuous by being colored red. 
Mr. Meigs says of the chart: " Most of this matter came from bible records, 
from my own papers, and letters of my father." 

Merriam Genealogy in England and America. Including the " Genealogical 
Memoranda" of Charles Pierce Merriam, the Collections of James- Sheldon 
Merriam, etc. Compiled by Charles Henry Pope. Boston, Mass. Pub- 
lished by Charles H. Pope, 221 Columbus Ave. 1906. Large Svo. pp. xv-f- 

500. III. 

The following extract from the preface will best describe the contents of 
this fine volume : '* In the pages which follow, the reader will first find a re- 
print of the larger part of Mr. Charles Pierce Merriam's book from title and 
preface to the conclusion of what definitely relates to the American family. 
Then begins the real genealogy, which passes on through twelve generations, 
from the Kent progenitor. In the Appendix we give the Revolutionary Records 
of this Commonwealth relating to this family and other matter." Mr. Pope, 
furthermore, mentions three geneological compilations which he found of great 
value, and of which it is plain he has made a skillful use. Admirable print, 
good binding, together with thorough indexes, supplement the work of the com- 

History and Genealogy of the Perley Family. Compiled by M. Y. B. Perley — 
375. Salem, Mass. Published by the Compiler. 1906. Svo. xxii+748. IlL 
Maps. Price $5.00 by express; $5.35 by mail. | 

The Perley family is of Welsh origin. This record of the descendants of the 
immigrant ancestor comprises four hundred and twenty-two families, and so \ 

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copious are the details respecting nearly every member of those families that 
the work may be described as a biographical genealogy. These details are 
from those who thoroughly knew the persons named, or from obituaries, or 
other reliable sources. The indexes include persons, places, events., and other 
subjects rarely found in the index of a genealogy. The type is clear, and the 
binding half-leather, with cloth sides. The illustrations number two hundred 
and eighty. 

The Pnndle Genealogy, embracing the Descendants of William Pringle, the First 
Settler, in part for six, seven and eight Generations, and also the Ancestors and 
Descendants of Zalmon Pnndle for ten Generations, covering a period of Two 
Hundred and Fifty-tioo years, 1654 to 1906. Compiled by Franklix C. 
Prindle, U. S. Navy. The Grafton Press : Genealogical Publishers. New 
York. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. xvi+335. 111. 

Pringle is the form of the name oftenest found in Scotland and England, and it 
is the Scottish Alexander Pringle who is considered the progenitor of the family. 
The William Pringle of the title-page settled in New Haven, Conn., in 16o-i. 
Besides the account of his descendants, the work contains fifteen pages relating 
to " Unlocated Branches." The lengthy appendix comprises Kiraberly, Cogs- 
well, Oatman, and Andrew ancestries, with the military services of the Prindles 
in the Revolution and the French and Indian Wars. To the appendix is added 
the " Owner's Lineage Record," designed for recording the pedigree of the 
owner of the volume, and this is followed by an index of more than forty 

Genealogy of the Descendants of Stephen Randall and Elizabeth Swezey. 1624- 
1668, Clerkenwell, St. James' Parish, London, Eng. 1663-1738, Rhode Is- 
land and Connecticut. 1738-1906, Long Island, New York. [Compiled by 
Stephen ^Morehouse R.vxdall. New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Co., 
57 Rose St. 1906.] 8vo. pp. 64. Portrait. 

The Stephen Randall of the title-page was the grandson of John and Eliza- 
beth Morton Randall, who came from England in 1C67 to Newport, R. I. Bi- 
ographical particulars, in an introduction, are given respecting him and the 
compiler of the volume, but of no others of the family, the remainder of the 
book being genealogy alone. The book is well printed and attractively bound, 
and should have had an index. ■ ■ 

The Reades of Blackwood Hill., in the Parish of Horton, Staffordshire. A Record 
of their Descendants: With a Full Account of Dr. Johnson's Ancestry, his 
Kinsfolk and Family Connections. By Aleyn Lyell Reade. With eighteen 
Plates and twenty-nine large Tabular Pedigrees. Privately printed for the 
Author. Spottiswoode & Co., Ltd., New-Street Square, London, E.G. [Eng- 
land]. 1906. Square folio, pp. xx-f-283+xliii. 111. 

The first part of this work, though considerably shorter than the second, 
and mainly of interest to the Reade family, will attract the general reader by 
its account of Sir Thomas Reade, who was associated with Napoleon and Sir 
Hudson Lowe, and of the Rev. Joseph Bancroft Reade, who was connected 
with photographic discovery. The second part of the book, relating to Dr. 
Johnson's ancestry, contains, as the author affirms, an "immense mass of ori- 
ginal evidence relative to the kinsfolk, family connexions, schoolmasters, 
friends, dependents and associates" of the subject of Boswell's biography. 
Following the Johnson section are the tabular pedigrees, twenty-nine in num- 
ber, each covering two pages. Elaborate indexes conclude the volume. Men- 
tion should be made of the numerous families allied to the Reades, included in 
the genealogy. 

Amos Richardson of Boston and Stonington., with a Contribution to the History 
of his Descendants and the Allied Families of Gilbert, Edwards, Yarrington, 
and Rust. By Rosell L. Richardson. Second Edition. Published by the 
Author. New York, 1906. 8vo. pp. 147. Price $1.50 (postage prepaid). 
Address the author, 403 West 126th St., New York. 
This genealogy comprises nine generations, and is confined principally to the 

author's direct line, containing twenty-three hundred names. It is well printed 

and bound, and has a full index. 



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Descendants of William Scott of Hatfield, Mass., 166S-1906. And of John 
Scott of Springfield, Mass., 1659-1006. By Orrix Peer Allen, Palmer, 
Mass. Palmer, Mass. : Published by the Author. From the Press of C. B. 
:Fiske & Co. 1906. 8vo. pp. 220. 111. Price $3.00. 

This genealogy is aiTangecl on the Register plan, and, although the descend- 
ants of William Scott occupy the greater part of the volume, large space Is ^ 
given to "The Canadian Branch of Scotts," "Descendants of Eli Scott," 
" Captain TVaitsell Scott," and the John Scott of the title page. The work is 'i 
"Well indexed, and there are fifty portraits. | 

Bichard Seymour of Hartford,, Progenitor of the Seymorirs in America. By ^ 

Morris Woodruff Seymour. Reprint from the Connecticut Magazine. l 

Large 8vo. pp. 5. n. P; 1906. 111. — 

Mr. Seymour's investigations tend to show that Richard Seymour, who first {.i 

appeared in Hartford in 1639, was the son of Sir Edward Seymour, the first • 

Baronet of Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, Eng. 

Stanford Genealogy, comprising the Descendants of Abner Stanford, the Bevolu- '] 

tionary Soldier. By Artuur Willis Stanford. Printed by the Fukuia \ 

Printing Co., Ltd., Yokohama [Japan]. 1906. 8vo. pp. 149. Portrait. Price 
$1.25 ; address the author, 144 Hancock St., Auburndale, ^Nlass. 

The author, in the " Foreword," alludes to his " Register of the Descendants 
of Abner Stanford, the Revolutionary Soldier," published in 1898, which con- 
tained only the descendants of Abner by his second wife. " The present work," 
he says, " contains, as far as has been possible to secure, all descendants of 
Abner." Preliminary pages relate to the ancestry of the soldier. Biographical 
sketches are numerous, and the black type in which are printed all the names 
in the lineage is a prominent feature. The indexes occupy twenty-three pages. 

TJie Stark Family Association. 1905. n. p. ; n. d. 12 mo. pp. 34. 111. q 

This is an account of the tenth family reunion of the Stark Family Associ- J| 

ation, held at Ocean Beach, Conn., Aug. 23, 1905. Besides the report of the 
historian, there are sketches of the president and three other members. 

Thomas Treadwell of Ipswich, Mass., and some of his Descendants. By Willdlm 
A. RoBBiNS, LL.B. Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1906. 8vo. pp. 26. 

This is a reprint from the Register, Vol. 60. 

The Maine Watermans^ with an Account of their Ancestors in Massachusetts, 
Bhode Island and Connecticut, by Charles E. Waterjnian. Ledger Publish- 
ing Co., Mechanic Falls, Maine, 1906. 8 vo. pp. 100. Portrait. 

This genealogy consists of two parts. The first part is an account of the 
descendants of Robert Waterman, who came to Plymouth in 1636, a descendant 
of Richard Waterman the first settler of the name in America. The second 
part, beginning with Joseph, who was born in Halifax in 1750, comprises the 
Maine Watermans. The book is well bound, and has three indexes. 

The Wideners in America. By Howard H. Widener, Rochester. N. T. Printed 
and Published by C. A. Nichols, Jr., Chili, N. Y. 8vo. pp. 330. Portrait. 

The information here given was obtained from wills, deeds and family re- 
cords, but the author states in the preface that he has found it impossible to 
make clear the connection between the various branches of the family, which 
is of German extraction, and is to be found most commonly in New York, New 
Jersey and Pennsylvania. Tliis book is printed in clear type, is substantially 
bound, and has an index. 

The Winship Family in America. By Ernest B. Cole. Indianapolis, Ind. 

Nov., 1906. 12mo. pp. 37. 

The title-page also contains the following: "Giving the Line of Descent 
from Edward Winship, born in Eng. in 1613, who came to Cambridge, Mass., 
In 1635, to Jabez Lathrop Winship, born in Norwich, Conn., 1752, died in 
Brookville, Indiana, 1827, with the Record of the Families of his Children and 
Grandchildren, with their Line of Descent from William the Conqueror." 
Blank leaves are bound with the volume for additional records, and there are 
two indexes. 

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Tlie Yates Book. William Yates and his Descendants. The History and Gene- 
alogy of William Yates (1772-1868) of Greenwood, Me., and His Wife, Who 
Was Martha Morgan, Together with the Line of Her Descent from Bohert 
Morgan of Beverly. By Edgak Yates. Old Orchard, Me. 1906. 8vo. pp. 46. 

" The Story "of William Yates" occupies a prominent place in this genealogy, 
and is related in an interesting manner. The record of his descendants extends 
as far as the fifth generation, with their families. The print is fine, and more 
information is furnished than the pages of the book would indicate. The 
illustrations are noticeably good. The index refers only to families other than 

Publications of The Colonial Society of Massachusetts. Volume VIII. Trans- 
actions, 1902-1904. Boston : Published by the Society, 1906. L. 8vo. pp. 
xxii4-165. 111. For sale by Little, Brown & Company, Boston. Price $3.50. 

In these volumes we have become accustomed to look for new and interesting 
matter covering a wide range of subjects, illustrations engraved expressly for 
the Society from curious and valuable originals, fine typography, and a good 
index; and this book fully justifies our expectations. Here we flud the Bible 
record of Governor Shirley's birth, hitherto unknown ; original documents 
concerning Harvard College, Washington and Franklin; Memoirs of George 
Otis Shattuck and of Judge Endicott, the latter by Mr. Joseph Hodges Choate; 
and a fine portrait of Eliphalet Pearson, now first engraved from .the original 
canvas at Andover. These Transactions also record two additions to the So- 
ciety's endowment,— a bequest of $10,000, and a memorial gift of $5,000 from 
the widow of a deceased member. We look eagerly for the three volumes of 
Collections announced in the Preface as in preparation. » ♦ ♦ 

A Memoir of Jaques Cartier, Sieur de Limoilou. His Voyage to the St. Lawrence. 
A Bibliography and a Facsimile of the manuscript of 1534 with annotations, 
etc. By James Phixney Baxter, A.M., Litt.D. Author of Sir Ferdinando 
Gorges and his Province of Maine; the Pioneers of New France in New Eng- 
land ; The British Invasion from the North, etc. New York : Dodd, Mead & 
Company, 1906. 8vo. pp. 464. 111. Price $10.00. Apply to the publishers. 

Recognition of the valuable services of Jaques Cartier can no longer be de- 
layed or slighted, for the explorations of that early navigator are here most 
carefully and conscientiously set forth. Students of North American history 
are to be congratulated on securing these scholarly translations of the narra- 
tives of Cartier's three voyages to the St. Lawrence, the translation of the first 
being made from a photographic copy of the original manuscript, a facsimile 
of which is included in the volume. The Memoir is accurate and exhaustive, 
and there are also many collateral documents, an account of the voyage of 
Roberval, a list of Cartier's crew, the itinerary of his voyages, and his vocabu- 
lary of the natives of Canada. A bibliography and index complete this splendid 
addition to the standard works on American history. a. l. w. 

The Two-Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Benjamin Franklin. Celebra- 
tion by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston in Symphony 
Hall, Boston, Jan. 17, 1906. Printed by order of the Massachusetts General 
Court and the Boston City Council. [Boston.] 1906. 8vo. pp. 113. 
The orator of the day, on the occasion here commemorated, was the Hon. 
Carol! D. Wright, and his subject was " Our debt to Franklin." "History of 
the Franklin Fund " is the article next in length. There are five appendices, 
the most important of which is *' Selections from Franklin's writings prepared 
for use in the Public Schools of Boston." 

Memorial of the Harvard College Class of 1856, prepared for the Fiftieth Anni- 
versary of Graduation, June 27, 1906. Printed by George H. Ellis Co., 
Printers, 272 Congress St. 1906. 8vo. pp. vi-f 325. 111. 

This volume consists chiefly of biographical sketches of graduated members 
of the class of '56, to which are added notices of non-graduate members, mem- 
oranda, and slight supplementary matter. Nearly every memoir is accompanied 
by two portraits, one representing the subject in youth, the other in advanced 

104 Book N'otices, [Jan. 

Ex Libris Leaflets. Ho. 4. Allyn Hyde of Ellington, Conn., together with a 
Bevieio of " An Early Connecticut Engraver and his Work." By James Tekiiy. 
Printed for the Author. July, 1906. 78 Wethersfield Ave., Hartford, Conn. 
8vo. pp. 17. 111. 

Allyn Hyde was a physician who was admitted a member of the Tolland 
County Medical Society in 1796. The book was issued by Mr. Albert C. Bates, 
Librarian, Conn. Historical Society. 

Memoir of Stephen Salisbury. By Nathaniel Paine. Reprinted from the 
Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, June, 1906. 8vo. pp. 8. 

This tribute to the worth of a "lover of antiquity, of hospitality, of good 
learning and of good men" is similar to the one which was noticed in the *i 

Register for April, 1906. i| 

TopUf's Travels. Letters from Abroad in the Years 1828 and 1S29 6y Samuel 
ToPLiFF, Proprietor of the Merchants JVeics Boom in Boston. From the ori- 
ginal manuscript owned by the Boston Athenaeum. Edited with a Memoir 
and Notes, by Ethel Stanwood Bolton. Printed from the income of the 
Robert Charles Billings Pund. The Boston Athenaeum. 1900. 4to. pp. 2-15. 
111. Price $2.00. For sale by the Boston Athenaeum, lOi Beacon Street, 
Boston. , 

Delightful and entertaining, these letters give most explicitly the European 
observations of a keen and accurate Bostonian of the last century, one whose 
energy and enterprise made him practically the associated press of New Eng- 
land in 1820, a period when the shipping and commercial interests of this city 
were making great advances. 

In her careful and complete Memoir, Mrs. Bolton has given a graphic picture 
of the growth of Samuel Topliff's Reading Room, which in reality was the 
precursor of the present Board of Trade, as it aimed to furnish to its sub- 
scribers all maritime intelligence and domestic and foreign news. 

The notes add greatly to the value of the text, and an excellent index and 
genealogical chart increase the usefulness of this handsome volume, a. l. w. 

The Commercial Club of Boston, organized Nov. 7, 1868. Constitution, Officers, 
Chronology, Betrospect. Compiled by Robert Batcheller. Printed at the 
Riverside Press. [Cambridge, Mass.] June 1, 1906. 8vo. pp. 77. 

The list of "Subjects Discussed" by this club shows conclusively that ex- 
Mayor Frederic W. Lincoln was not in error when he said that " if other con- 
temporary history of these times were lost, our annals would furnish the his- 
torian with the live questions and engrossing subjects which were agitating 
the public mind during those years." Mr. Batcheller's "Retrospect" should 
certainly have a place among such historical material. 

History of the South Department, Boston City Hospital, Infectious Service. By 
John H. McCollo:m, ■Nl.D. Reprinted from History of the Boston City 
Hospital. Boston : Municipal Printing Office. 1906. Large Svo. pp. 29. 

The importance of the institution whose interesting history is here recorded 
may be estimated from the fact, stated in the work, "that the Boston City 
Hospital in 1888 offered the first opportunity in this country for the systematic 
clinical study of infectious diseases." Numerous charts, and pictures of some 
of the patients, shew most graphically how great a benefit to the city is this 
department, which was obtained through the persistent ellbrt of the Trustees 
of the Hospital. 

Year Book, 190.5. City of Charleston, So. Ca. [Press of Calder-Conklin & Co., 
Charleston, S. C, 1906.'] Large 8vo. pp. xv+37l4-56. 111. 

Address at the Dedication of the Dexter Memorial Town Hall, Charlton, Mass., 
by Hon. Charles J. McIntire, Tuesday, February the Twenty-first, 1905. 
With Exercises and an Appendix. Private Copy. n. p. 1906. Svo. pp. 84. 111. 

Judge Mclntire's address is of an historical nature, and is followed by an 
article of genealogical character entitled ''The Mclutires, or ' Mackintintires,' 
of Charlton." The illustrations are remarkably fine. 



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Chronicles of an Old New England Farm. The House and Farm of the First 
Minister of Concord, N. H. 1726-1906. By Joseph B. Walker. Concord 
N. H. 1906. 8vo. pp. 70. lU. . . 

This volume contains three papers, the first of which is on the house of the 
Eev. Timothy Walker, erected in the year 1733-4, and the other two papers are 
on the farm of the minister, the three articles forming the record of a period 
of one hundred and eighty years. There are appendices of much interest. 

Old Dartmouth Sketches. No. 14. Being the Proceedings of the June meeting 
of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society^ held at the Town Hall, Fairhaven, on 
June 22, 1906, and containing the following papers : ''Fitting out a Whaler," 
by L. A. Littlefield; "Captain Seth Pope," by James L. Gillingham. 
[New Bedford. 1906.] Large Svo. pp. 19. 111. 

Old Dartmouth Historical Sketches. No. 15. Being the Proceedings of the Sep- 
tember meeting of the Old Dartmouth Historical Society held in the Bank of 
Commerce Building, New Bedford, September 28, 1906, and containing the fol- 
loioing paper : Tlie Story of Water Street by Elmore P. Haskins. [New Bed- 
ford. 1906.] Large Svo. pp. 14. 111. Map. 

The Conference at Deerfield, 2Iass., August 27-31, 1735, between Gov. Belcher 
and Several Tribes of Western Indians. By Hon. George Sheldon, of Deer- 
field. Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1906. Large Svo. pp. 20. 

This is a reprint, with considerable addition, from the Register for July, 

Celebration of the One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary of Trinity-Episcopal- 
Church, Fishkill, N. Y., Friday, Sept. 14, 1906. 1756-1906. Rev. Joseph 
Henry Ivie, A.B., Rector. Svo. pp. 16. n. p. 1906. Hi. 

This pamphlet contains the historical address delivered by Rev. Horatio Oliver 
Ladd, S. T. D., at the celebration. 

Address before the Knox County Histoncal Society, Galesbury, Illinois, by E. S. 
WiLLCOX of Peoria, 111., April 28, 1906. Svo. pp. 8. 

The Begister of the Lynn Histoncal Society, Lynn, Massachusetts, for the year 
1904. Lynn, Mass. : Prank S. Whitten, Priuter. 1905. Svo. pp. 93. 111. 

Besides the customary reports, lists of officers and members, and the necrolo- 
gies, this publication contains articles on ''The Swampscott Beaches" and 
'* The Public Services of Strawberry Brook." 

Souvenir of the Charles Lamed Memorial and the Free Public Library, Oxford, 
Mass., 1906. Boston: Geo. H. Ellis Co., Printers, 272 Congress St. 1906. 
8vo. pp. 108. 111. 

The sketch of the Free Public Library is taken from the Town Report of 
1890, and is merely introductory to the account of the dedicatory exercises of 
the Charles Earned Memorial, erected in memory of his mother and designed 
for the reception of the books of the Library. 

Faxton, Mass., Bunal Ground Inscriptions, to the end of the year 1849. Syste- 
matic History Fund. (Auxiliary.) Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin 
P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund. 1906. Large Svo. pp. 32. 111. 

A Sermon preached on the Twenty-first Anniversary of the Consecration of St. 
PauVs Church, Stockbridge, by Arthur Lawrence, Bector of the Parish, 
Nov. 12, 1905. Pittsfleld, Mass. : Press of Sun Printing Co. 1905. Svo. 
pp. 15. 

Forty-second Annual Fair of the Weymouth Agricultural and Industrial Society, 
Fair Grounds, South Weymouth, Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 3, 1906. n. p. 1906. 
Large Svo. pp. 48. 111. 

Woburn Becords of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Part VII. — Births. 1891- 
1900. Alphabetically and chronologically arranged by Edward F. Johnson. 
Woburn, Mass. : The News Print, Woburn. 1906. Svo. pp. 164. 


106 Book Notices, [Jan. 

Canadian Year Book for 1906. [Toronto, Canada, 1906.] 8vo. pp. 406. 111. 
Price, 25 cts. 

Connecticut ai the World's Fair. Report of the Commissioners from Connecticut 
to the Louisiana Purchase Exposition held at St. Louis, 1904. Hartford, 
Conn. : Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. 1006. Large 8vo. pp. 
vii+284. 111. 

The numerous illustrations of this volume deserve notice, and one portion of 
the text, it will be of interest to genealogists to know, is entitled "Genealo- 
gical Exhibit — List of ancestral Charts loaned for the Connecticut Building." 

Beport of the Committee on Ancient Earthworks and Fortified Enclosures, pre- 
sented to the Congress of Archaeological Societies. {^England] 4th July, 1906. 
[London. 1906.] 8vo. pp. 8. 

Story of Loveic ell's Fight. [By Nathaniel P. Ames.] n. p. ; n. d. Square 8vo. 
pp. U. 

The " Story" as here told is interspersed with stanzas of the ancient ballad 
relating to the " Fight." Besides availiui? himself of the various histories of 


the event, the author " talked with intelligent Indians who knew the story by 
tradition and who "rave him their version of it." 

Diocese of Massachusetts. Journal of the One Hundred and Tioenty-first Annual 
Meeting of the Convention, May 2, A.D. 1906. With Appendices. Boston: 
The Diocesan House, No. 1 Joy St. 1906. 8vo. pp. 331. 

Men of Affairs in New York. An Historical Work, giving Portraits and Sketches 
of the Most Eminent Citizens of New York. Published by L. R. Hamersly & Co., ' 

New York. 1906. Square folio, pp. 29-t. 111. 

This work is virtually a continuation of the " Makers of New York," which 
has long been out of print. While that publication related to men of the past, 
the present one consists wholly of memoirs of men of to-day. Each sketch 
occupies two pages, and there are about one hundred and fifty sketches in all, 
the subjects of which are merchants, bankers, jurists, statesmen, clergymen, 
physicians, authors, scientists, philanthropists. The volume is a fine example 
of the printer's and bookbinder's art. 

A History of the People of the United States, from the Revolution to the Civil War. 
By John Bach McMastek, University of Pennsylvania. In seven volumes. 
Volume VI. 1830-1842. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1906. 8vo. 
xviii-f-GoS. Maps. 

Financial questions, notably those relating to banking, are among the most 
important issues of this period, and the author discusses this topic with the 
impartial fairness, lucidity of statement and breadth of accurate knowledge 
which has characterized the preceding volumes. 

The subjects of secession and slavery also begin to receive attention, and the 
detailed accounts of the Southern view of these points of difference with their 
Northern sister States are absorbing in their interest to the reader, a. l. w. 

Early American Engravings and the Cambridge Press Imprints, 1640-1692, in 
the Library of the American Antiquarian Society. By Natuaniel Paine, 
A.M. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society. 
"Worcester. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 21. 

This pamphlet gives lists of the engravings and imprints, with preliminary 

Beport of Committee on Methods of Organization and Work on the part of State 
and Local Societies. Beuben G. Thioaites, Chairman. Benjamin F. Sham- 
baugh. Franklin L. Biley. Reprinted from the Annual Report of the Ameri- 
can Historical Association for the year 1906, Vol. I. pages 249-325. Wash- 
ington : Government Printing Office. 1906. 8vo. 

Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. No. 13. Published 
by order of the Society, Charleston, S. C. 1906. Press of Walker, Evans 
& Cogswell Co., Charleston, S. C. 8vo. pp. 99. 

Especially noteworthy among the contents of this publication are the articles l 

on the "Wills of South Carolina Huguenots" and the "Upper Beat of St. i\ 

1907.] Book Notices, 107 

John's, Berkeley." This latter article was written many years ago by an old 
inhabitant of Charleston, and gives a valuable account of the residences and 
families of prominent Huguenots of his time. 

Grand Chapter of Maine. 1906. Vol. XII, Fart I. The Eighty-first Annual 
Convocation, held at Portland, May i, 1906. Stephen Berry Co., Printers, 
37 Plum St., Portland. 8vo. pp. 924-U3. 

Grand Commandery of Maine, 1906. Vol. VIII. Part V. The Fifty-fifth 
Annual Conclave, held at Portland, May 5, 1906. Stephen Berry Co., Print- 
ers, 17 Plum St., Portland. 8vo. Variously paged. 

Grand Council of Maine, 1906. Vol. VI. Part I. Fifty-second Annual As- 
sembly, held at Portland, May 2, 1906. Stephen Berry Co., Printers, 17 Plum 
St., Portland. 8vo. pp. 76. 

Grand Lodge of Maine, 1906. Vol. XXL Parti. The Thirty-seventh Annual 
Comimuiication, held at Portland, May 1, 2 and 3, 1906. Stephen Berry Co., 
Printers, 37 Plum St., Portland. Svo. pp. 175. 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons of the Commonirealth of Massachusetts, in union loith the Most Ancient 
and Honorable Grand Lodges in Europe and America, according to the Old 
Constitutions. Quarterly Communication : June 13, 1906. Special Commu- 
nication : June 16, 1906. M. W.John Albert Blake, Grand Master. B. W. 
Sereno D. Xickerson, Recording Grand Secretary. Boston : The Rockwell and 
Churchill Press. 1906. Svo. pp. 97. 

Tear Book, 1906-7. Directory of Officers and Chapters of the Daughters of the 
American Bevolution of Massachusetts, n. p. [1906.] 12mo. pp. 37. 

The Quarterly Publication of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio. 
Vol. N'o. 1. Jan.-March, 1906. Cincinnati, Ohio. 1906. Svo. pp. 30. 

This publication consists solely of the " Personal Narrative of William 
Lytle." William Lytle, prominent both in the civil and military history of Ohio, 
was born in 1770, and died in 1831. 

Annual Proceedings, Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Bevolution. 1905- 
1906. Phila., 1906. Large Svo. pp. 79. III. 

Proceedings of the Four Hundred and Twenty-third Quarterly Meeting of the 
Wiscasset Fire Society. Wiscasset, Maine. Reprinted from the Sheepscot 
Echo. [1906.] Svo. pp. 27. III. 

The principal portion of the Proceedings consists of the historical address 
by Mr. William D. Patterson. 

Library of Congress. Card Catalog. Preliminary List of subject subdivisions 
under names of countries or states, and of subject headings with country sub- , 
divisions. [Washington, D. C. 1906.] Large Svo. pp. 18. 

Classification. Class 0. Science. Preliminary^ Jidy 1, 1905. Washington: 
Government Printing Office. 1905. Large Svo. pp. 172. 

Special Bules on Cataloging. To supplement A. L. A. Bides — Advance Edition. 
1-21. Issued for the use of the catalog division of the Library of Congress. 
Washington : Government Printing Office. Library Division. 1906. Large 
Svo. pp. 26. 

Select List of Beferences on Anglo-Saxon Interests. Compiled under the direc- , 
tion of Appleton Prentiss Clark Griffin, Chief Bibliographer. Second 
Issue, with Additions. Washington : Government Printing Office. 1906. 
Large Svo. pp. 22. 

List of Works relating to the Amencan Occupation of the Philippine Islands, 
1898-1903. By A. P. C. Griffin. Reprinted from the List of Books 
(with references to fieriodicals) on the Philippine Islands, 1903, with some 
additions to 1905. Washington : Government Printing Office. 1905. Large 
Svo. pp. 100. 





List of Discussions of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, with special ref- 
erence to Negro Suffrage. Compiled under the direction of A. P. C. Griffin. 


Government Printing Office. Large 8vo. pp. 18. 

Beport of the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Lake Mohonk Conference on Liter- 
national Arbitration. 1906. Reported by Miss Lilian D. Powers. Pub- 
lished by the Lake Mohonk Conference on International Arbitration. 190G. 
Svo. pp. 177. 

A Search for the Beginnings of Stock Speculation. By Andrew McFarland 
Davis. Reprinted from the Publications of the Colonial Society of Massa- 
chusetts, Vol. X. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son. University Press. 
1906. Svo. pp. 35. 

The result of Mr. Davis's inquiry is that stock-jobbing began in England at 
the accession of William and Mary, and that " just after 1690, dealings in stocks 
had reached such a magnitude as to be condemned by hostile legislation, were 
characterized with such absurdities as to be satirized by a playwright, and had 
developed such intricate bargains as to require explanatory essays at the hands 
of a serial publication." ' 


Charles Akers, sculptor, born O'^t. 15, 
1835, near Hollis, Me., died Sept. 16, 
1906, in New York City. 

Col. James Hervey Armington, born 
Aug. 10, 1827, in Providence, R. I., died 
Oct. 14, 1906, in East Providence, R.I. 

Gen. George William Baird, U.S.A.. re- 
tired, born Dec. 13, 1839, in Milford, 
Conn., died Nov. 28, 1906, in Ashville, 
N. C. 

Rev. Frank Woods Baker, D.D., of New 
Haven, Conn., born in 1856, in Frank- 
lin, Mass., died Sept. 18, 1906, atlsles- 
boro', Me. 

James F. Beard, city treasurer of Somer- 
ville, born in Reading, Mass., died July 
2, 1906, in Somerville, Mass., aged 57. 

Judge Percival Bonney, born in 1842, 
in Minot, Me., died Aug. 4, 1906, in 
Denmark, Me. 

Richard B. Borden, cotton manufacturer, 
born Feb. 2, 1834, in Fall River, Mass., 
died there Oct. 12, 1908. 

Dr. Alphonso B. Brown, physician, born 
in 1871, in Dover, N. H., died Oct. 17, 
1906, in Newburyport, Mass. 

Samuel Cabot, chemist, born in 1850, died 
Nov. 26, 1906, in Boston, Mass. 

Maj. Stephen Cabot, born in 1826, in 
Boston, Mass., died Nov. 23, 1906, in 
Brookline, Mass. 

Dwight M. Clapp, D.M.D., of Boston, 
Mass., died Sept. 18, 1906, at his sum- 
mer home in Lynn, Mass, 

William Adolphus Clark, author, tra- 
veller, born in 1823, in Boston, Mass., 
died Nov. 26, 1906, in Maiden, Mass. 

LoRiNG CoES, inventor and manufacturer, 
born in 1812, in Worcester, Mass., died 
there July 13, 1906. 

Charles H. Cole, former bank president, 
born in 1844, died Aug. 14, 1906, at St. 
Margaret's Hospital, Boston, Mass. 

Rev. Joseph Warren Cross, Congrega- 
tional minister, born June 16, 1808, in 
East Bridgewater, Mass., died Aug. 18, 
1906, in Lawrence, Mass. 

Brig. Gen. Samuel Dalton, formerly ad- 
jutant general of Massachusetts, born 
June 25, 1840, in Salem, Mass., died 
Oct. 18, 1906, in a sanatorium at Au- 
burndale, Mass. « 

Dr. Robert F. Davis, physician, ex- 
mayor, State senator, and member of 
Congress, born Aug. 28, 1823, in Ulster, 
Ireland, died Oct. 29, 1S06, in Fall 
River, Mass. 

Silas Dean, author, town cleric, born in 
1815, in Reading, Mass., died Oct. 5, 
1906, in Stoneham, Mass. 

John William De Forest, A.M., author, 
traveller, born Mar. 31, 1826, in Hum- 
phreysville, now Seymour, Conn., died 
July 17, 1906, in New Haven, Conn. 

William Doogue, superintendent of pub- 
lic grounds, Boston, born May 24, 1828, 
in Brocklaw Park, Stradbally, Ireland, 
died Nov. 2, 1906, in Dorchester, Mass. 




John Holmes Goodenow, secretary of 
legation at Constantinople for many 
years, born in Alfred, Me., died July 29, 
1906, in Atlantic City, N. J., aged 
about 75. 

John K. Hastings, publisher, born Nov. 
14, 1854, in Peacedale, E,. 1., died Oct. 
13, 1906, at the New England Sanito- 

Hon. J. Manchester Haynes, born in 
1839, in Waterville, Me., died Sept. 4, 
1906, in Augusta, Me. 

Asa Lyman Hazelton, legislator, born in 
Vt., died in Washington, D.C., Sept. 
19, 1906, in his 100th year. 

Dr. John Theodore Heard, physician, 
born in 1836, in Boston, Mass., died 
Sept. 2, 1806, at his summer home in 
Magnolia, Mass. 

E.EV. Osgood E. Herrick, D.D., chaplain, 
U.S.A., retired, bom in 1826, in Wind- 
sor, Yt., died Oct. 1, 1900, in Water- 
town, N. Y. 

James Hewins, lawyer, born Apr. 27, 1845, 
in Medway. Mass., died July 10, 1906, 
at his summer home in Nantucket. 

Ephraim Hinds, educator, born May 3, 
1819, in Littleton, N. H., died Sept. 12, 
1906, in Pittsford, Monroe Co., N. Y. 

Hon. Robert. Roberts Hitt, congress- 
man from Illinois, born Jan. 16, 1834, 
in Urbana, Ohio, died Sept. 20, 1906, 
at his summer home at Narragansett 
Pier, R. I. 

Hon. Rockwood Hoar, congressman, 
bom Aug. 24, 1855, in Worcester, Mass., 
died there Nov. 1, 1906. 

James Mason Hoppin, professsor emeri- 
tus at Yale, born Jan. 17, 1820, in 
Providence, R. I., died Nov. 15, 1906, 
in New Haven, Conn. 

Rev. William Howe, D.D., Baptist min- 
ister, born in May, 1806, in Worcester, 
Mass., died Nov. 28, 1906, in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Archdeacon George D. Johnson, D.D., 
born in Stratford, Conn., in 1834, died 
Aug. 28, 1906. 

William Parker Jones, born in 1832, 
in Boston, Mass., died Sept. 1, 1906, in 
Brookline, Mass. 

Samuel James Kitson, sculptor, bom Jan. 
1, 1848, in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, 
England, died Nov. 9, 1906, in New 
York City. 

Prof. Christopher Columbus Langdell, 
of Harvard Law School, born May 22, 
1826, in New Boston, N. H., died July 
6. 1906, in Cambridge, Mass. 

Theodore Otto Langerfeldt, architect, 
water -color painter, musician, born 
Mar. 2, 1841, in Buckeburg, Schaum- 
burg-Lippe, Germany, died Sept. 7, 
1906, in Boston, Mass. 

William Lee, publisher, born Apr. 17, 
1826, in Boston, Mass., died Nov. 30, 
1906, in Hampton, N. H. 

Walter Seth Logan, lawyer, writer, 
born Apr. 15, 1847, in Washington, 
Litchfield Co., Conn., died July 19, 1906. 

Brig. Gen. Otis H. Marion, born in 1847, 
in Burlington, Mass., died Nov. 27, 
1906, in AUston, Mass. 

Maj. George W. Mathews, U.S.A., re- 
tired, born Nov. 14, 1874, in Worcester, 
Mass., died there Aug. 5, 1906. 

Judge James H. McMahon, of Litchfield 
Co., Conn., died Aug. 9, 1906, in New 
Milford, Conn., aged 68. 

Prof. Edmund Howd Miller, of Colum- 
bia University, author, born Sept. 1.2*, 
1869, in Pairfield, Conn., died Nov. 8, 
1906, at Nyack Hospital. 

John Torrey Morse, retired merchant, 
born Mar. 27, 1813, in Boston, Mass., 
died Sept. 20, 1906. 

Rev. Dr. Isaac Lea Nicholson, P. E. 
bishop of Milwaukee, born Jan. 18, 
1844, in Baltimore, Md., died Oct. 29, 
1906, in Mdwaukee, Wis. 

Harrison G. Otis, born Sept. 18, 1835, 
in Worcester, Mass., died there Nov. 
21, 1906. 

Charles Paine, railroad expert, bom 
Apr. 25, 1830, in Haverhill, N. H., died 
July 4, 1806, in Tenafly, N. J. 

Prof. Samuel Lewis Penfield, of Yale 
University, born Jan. 16, 1856, in Cats- 
kill, N. Y., died Aug., 1906. in South 
Woodstock, Conn. 

Benjamin Poole, lawyer, born June 9, 
1818, in Gloucester, Mass., died Sept. 
9, 1906, inRoxbury, Mass. 

William F. Pope, sculptor, born in 1865, 
in Fitchburg, Mass., died Oct. 21, 1906, 
at the Massachusetts Homoeopathic 

Daniel W. Ranlet, grain broker, born 
in Exeter, N. H., about 1843, died Aug. 
27, 1906, in Maiden, Mass. 

Brig. Gen. Edmund Rice, U.S.A., retired, 
born Dec. 2, 1842, in Cambridge, Mass., 
died July 20, 1906, in Wakefield, Mass. 

Prof. Henry B. Richardson, educator, 
born May 21, 1845, in Franklin, Mass., 
died Oct. 17, 1906. 

John M. Rodocanachi, Greek Consul at 
Boston, Mass., born in 1830, in Smyrna, 
Asia Minor, died Sept. 26, 1906, in 
Holbrook, Mass. 




Russell Sage, financier, born Auj?. 4, 
1816, in Shenandoah, Oneida Co., N.Y ., 
died July 22, 1906, in Lawrence, L. I. 

Rev. William HexrySavary, Unitarian 
minister, born Apr. 18, 183o, in the 
East Parish of Bradford, now Grove- 
land, Mass., died there Sept. 5, 1906. 

Prof. Hexry Edmund Sa-vyyer. educator, 
of Washington, D. C, born July 14, 
1826, in Warner, N. H., died Sept. 22, 

Ma J. Gex. William Rufus Sh after, 
U.S.A., retired, born Oct. 16, 183o, near 
Galesburg, Kalamazoo Co., Mich., died 
Nov. 12, 1906, in Bakersfield, Cal. 

Gex. James Shaw, born Sept. 2o, 1830, 
in Providence, R. I., died there Oct. 31, 

Charles H. Smith, treasurer of Norfolk 
County, born Apr. 5, 1850, in Dover, 
Mass., died July 16, 1906, in Dedham, 


Metcalf John vSmith, teacher, town clerk, 
born Sept. 7, 1830, in Middlefield, Mass., 
died there Sept. 14, 1906. 

Benjamin C. Sparrow, district superin- 
tendent of the United States life-saving 
service, born Oct. 9, 1839, in East Or- 
leans, Mass., died there July 9, 1906. 

Rev. Willard Gardner Sperry, D. D., 
born Aug. 10. 1847, in Cambridge, 
Mass., died Aug. 30, 1906, at York 
Beach, Me. 

Eben Caldwell Stanwood, banker, born 
June 14, 18-56, in Boston, Mass., died 
Aug. 27, 1906, at Ventnor, Isle of 


Hon. George G. Sumner, lawyer, ex-Lt.- 
Gov., born in 1841, in Bolton, Conn., 
died Sept. 20, 1900. 

Prof. Almon Harris Thompson, of the 
U. S. Geological Survev, born Sept. 24, 
1839, in Stodard, N. H., died July 31, 
1906, in Washington, D. C. 

Count rREDERicn Diodati Thompson, 
author, born Dec. 17, 1850, in New 
York (;jity, died there Oct. 9, 1906. 

Usher B. Thompson, legislator, born in 
West Newfield,*Me., about 1839, died 
there July 12, 1906. 

Rev. John James Tigert, D.D., LL.D., 
M. E. bishop, author, editor, born Nov. 
25, 1856, in Louisville. Ky., died Nov. 
21, 1906, inTusla, LT. 

Chief Justice David Torrance, Supreme 
Court of Connecticut, born Mar. 3, 
1840, in Edinburg, Scotland, died Sept. 
5, 1906, in Derby, Conn. 

Rear Admiral Charles J. Train, U.S.N., 
born May 14, 1845, in Framingham, 
Mass., died Aug. 4, 1906, at Chefoo, 

Hun. Samuel Warner, lawyer, born Oct. 
2, 1816, in Providence, R. L, died Sept. 
4, 1906, in Wrentham, Mass. 

Granville S. Webster, schoolmaster, 
bom Nov. 27, 1833, in Chelmsford, 
Mass., died July 21, 1906, in East Mil- 
ton, Mass. 

Rev. David L. Wentworth, Baptist min- 
ister, born Oct. 24, 1832, iu Somers- 
worth, N. H., died July 8, 1906, in 

Nashua, N. H. 

Daniel Baird Wesson, gun-manufac- 
turer and inventor, born May 25, 1825, 
in Worcester, Mass., died Aug. 4, 1906, 
in Springfield, Mass. 

Marshall Wilcox, lawyer, born Mar. 1 9, 
1821, in Stockbridge, Mass., died Oct. 
14, 1906, in Pittsfieid, Mass. 

Edmuxd R. Willson, architect, born Apr. 
21, 1856, in Salem, Mass., died Sept. 9, 
1906, in Petersham, Mass. 

Rev. Victor Witting, born Mar. 7, 1825, 
in Malmo, Sweden, came to America 
in 1847, died July 2, 1906, in Quincy, 

Rev. Joseph J. Woolley, father of the 
president of Mt. Holyoke CoUege, bom 
in 1833, in Bridgeport, Conn., died July 
1, 1906, at the Holyoke City Hospital. 

Alexander F. Wordsworth, lawyer, 
born Jan, 28, 1840, in Boston, Mass., 
died Sept. 14, 1906, at his summer home 
in Magnolia, Mass. 

Charles F. Wyman, Russian consul for 
New England, born in 183!i, in Boston, 
Mass., died Nov. 20, 1906, in Cam- 
bridge, Mass. 

Dr. Leroy Milton Yale, of New York 
city, physician and. surgeon, editor, bom 
Feb. 12, 1841, at Martha's Vineyard, 
died Sept. 12, 1906, in Quisset, Mass., 
his summer home. 



ol. 60, pa2:e 149, line 6, /or Jobin, read Jiibin. 

ol. 60, pai^e 272, line 6 from bottom, /or Eliza, read Elijah. 




APRIL, 1907. 


By Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of Newton, Mass. 

William Claflin was born in Milford, Mass., March 6, 1818. 
His parents were Lee Claflin and Sarah [Sallie] Watkins Adams, 
descendants from honored Massachusetts ancestry. 

Robert Mackchillin, of Scotch ancestry, was accepted as a towns- 
man of Wenham, Mass., Nov. 4, 1661, and chosen surveyor for 
the town. He served under Sir Edmund Andros in the French and 
Indian AVar in 1688. The early records show that the prefix Mack 
was dropped from the family name soon after Robert's settlement, 
and in time the name was known as Claflin. He married Joanna 
"Warner, October 1-1, 1661. The house he built still remains, with 
the tradition that the first Sabbath School in the Commonwealth 
was oro;anized in it. 

Daniel, the sixth son of Robert and Joanna, married Sarah Ed- 
wards ; and their eighth child, Ebenezer, married Hannah Smith, 
in 1739. Ebenezer was a member of the train-band under Capt. 
John Jones, and was on the alarm list of the town of Hopkinton, 

His son Ebenezer, born in Hopkinton, married Sarah Tilton of 
Hopkinton, June 18, 1742. He was sergeant in Capt. John 
Holmes's company, Col. Samuel Bullard's regiment, that went to 
Lexington, April 19, 1775. He enlisted, September 12, 1776, in 
Capt. Aaron Gardner's company, Col. Eleazer Brooks's regiment, 
and was in service on the Hudson River, N. Y., until November 
19, taking part in the battle of White Plains, October 28, 1776. 

Ebenezer was a member of the General Court in 1790-91. The 
family has always been prominent in the civic and ofllicial life of 
Hopkinton. His son Lee Claflin was born in Hopkinton, Novem- 
ber 19, 1791, and married, December 19, 1815, Sarah Watkins 
Adams, born April '2by 1782, daughter of Elisha Adams of Hop- 


Elisha Adams was a descendant from Henry, who came early 
from England to Boston, and settled at Mount Wollaston (Brain- 
tree, now Quincy) in 1640. His son Ensign Edward was born in 
England in 1630, and his grandson Elisha in Medfield, August 25,. 

VOL. LXI. 8 

112 William Clajlin. ' [April, 

1666. William, in the next generation, was born in Bristol, then 
in Massachusetts, Jane 30, 1693 ; and his son William in Mendon, 
Mass., September 11), 1719. • 

Elisha Adams, son of the latter William, was born in Braintree, 
February 25, 1751. He served as private from Hopkinton, for 
twelve days, with Col. Samuel Bullard's regiment, in Capt. John 
Holmes's company, April 19, 1775. He married Sarah, daughter 
of Major Andrew Watkins, and it was their daughter, Sarah Wat- 
kins Adams, who married Lee Claflin. 

Lee Claflin, an orphan at five years of age, with no resources, in 
1813 commenced in Milford, JNlass., the business of tanning, and 
added in 1820-21 the manufacturing of boots and shoes, which in 
1840 was enlarged, and he became a prominent and wealthy man. 
He was a public-spirited citizen with great influence in financial, 
political and religious circles. In 1831 he was representative from 
Milford in the General Court, and senator in 1859. He was the 
first president of the Milford, Hopkinton, and Hide and Leather 
(Boston) banks. In 1839 he removed from Milford to Hopkin- 
ton, and was one of the organizers of the Academy. He was one of 
the founders of Boston University, and became interested in an aban- 
doned seminary at Orangeburg, South Carolina, which was named 
Claflin University. An active "Free Soiler" and a staunch Meth- 
odist, his character had great influence on hia son. He died Feb- 
ruary 23, 1871. 

William was educated in the public school, and prepared for col- 
lege in the Milford Academy, entering Brown University in 1833. 
The loss of his mother in 1834, combined with ill health, compelled 
his retirement from college life. He entered his father's factory, 
where he remained for some three years, when, under his physician's 
advice, in 1838 he removed to St. Louis, Mo., to regain his health. 

In 1841 he formed an association with Messrs. Howe & Allen 
for the conducting of a boot and shoe business that lasted until 1884. 
His health being improved, he returned to Hopkinton in 1844, and 
entered into business with his father as a boot and shoe manufac- 
turer. They built large factories as their increasing business de- 
manded. In 1845 he removed to Boston, where he resided untQ 
1847, when he returned to Hopkinton and occupied an old Colonial 
house formerly owned by Major William Price, an English oflftcer. 
It was on the estate of Rev. Roger Price, sometime Rector of 
King's Chapel, Boston, who came to Hopkinton about 1775. In 
1855 he changed his residence to Newtonville, Mass. 

For over thirty years he was engaged in the wholesale boot and 
shoe business in Boston, under the firm names of Lee Claflin & 
Co., Wm. Claflin & Co., and Wm. Claflin, Coburn & Co., — and 
these firms conducted a large and prosperous trade, and were held 
in high esteem. He retired from active business life in 1878, but 
retained a special interest in it until some ten years before his 

1907.] William Clafiin, ' 113 

Mr. Claflin was married twice. His first wife was Nancy Wil- 
liams, the daughter of Lewis and Nancy (Warren) Harding of Mil- 
ford, to whom he was married in Louisville, Ky., in October, 1839. 
She died January 18, 1842, leaving a daughter Emma Harding, born 
in St. Louis, December 25, 1841, who married Charles W. Ellis and 
resides in Newtonville. He married second, February 12, 1845, in 
Hopkinton, Mary Bucklin, the daughter of Samuel Daniels and 
Mary Claflin (Bucklin) Davenport of Hopkinton. She died in 
Whitinsville, Mass., June 13, 1896. Their children were : Thomas, 
born November 16, 1847, who died in infancy; Agnes Eliza- 
beth, born July 31, 1849, died January 30, 1869 ; Arthur Buch- 
lin, born August 10, 1852, who married, June, 1883, Margaret 
Koot of Cleveland, Ohio, and resides in Boston ; William Daven- 
port, born November, 1858, died October 23, 1863; and Adams 
Davenport, born February 7, 1862, graduated at Harvard in 1886, 
married in October, 1888, Agnes, daughter of Hon. Joseph Henry 
Walker of Worcester, and resides in Newton Centre, being president 
of the Newton and Boston Street Railway System and of the Bos- 
ton Suburban Electric Company. 

Mr. Claflin, imbued with love for his home surroundings and the 
freedom of speech and thought that prevailed in the Commonwealth, 
was swayed by this influence in his Southern life, and it confirmed 
his views upon the wrongs of human slavery. Living in its pres- 
ence, his heart was much touched, and on his return to Massachu- 
setts he openly identified himself with the budding Liberty or Free 
Soil party. 

In 1848 he consented to stand as the Free Soil candidate for rep- 
resentative to the General Court. His election seemed doubtful, as 
his father-in-law was the Whig candidate, but the town of his an- 
cestors rallied to his support and he was elected in 1848, and re- 
elected in 1849, 1850 and 1851. He served on many of the more im- 
portant Committees, and was instrumental in the election of Charles 
Sumner to the United States Senate. In 1849 and 1850 he was a 
selectman in Hopkinton. In 1859 he was elected to the Senate, 
re-elected in 1860, and in 1861 made its president, John A. An- 
drew being governor. 

For some ^ur or five years he acted as Chairman of the Repub- 
lican State Central Committee, and was influential in shaping that 
party's policy as to candidates and principles. In 1860 he was 
chosen a delegate to the Republican National Convention that met 
in Chicago, and had a part in the nomination of President Abraham 
Lincoln ; he was also a delegate in the Conventions of 1864, 1868 and 
1872. Having been a member of the Republican National Com- 
mittee for ten years, in 1868 he was made its Chairman, serving for 
four years and taking an active part in the election of Gen. Ulysses 
S. Grant to the presidency. He considered the work that he was 
able to do at this time his most valuable service, as the political con- 
dition of the country was so critical. 


114 " William Glajlin. [April, 

His party honored biin by electino' him as Lieutenant Governor, 
in whicli office he served in 181)6, 1867 and 1868; and in the au- 
tumn of 1868 he was elected Governor of the Commonwealth, his 
opponent being John Quincy Adams. His administration was 
marked by a dignified and sagacious discharge of the duties of this 
high office, and he was re-elected in 1869 and 1870. 

The most important acts of legislation during his administration 
were the extension of the rights of women, as he was the first Gov- 
ernor that believed in the legal right of female suffrage, and meas- 
ures bettering their condition if criminals ; the regulation of the 
manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors ; the suppression ofex- 
hil)itions of the fighting of birds and animals ; the enfranchisement 
of Indians ; the establishment of a Bureau of Statistics on the sub- 
ject of labor ; the improvement in the condition of highways ; the 
protection of destitute children ; regulating of divorces ; street rail- 
way corporation law ; the ratification of the 15th amendment to the 
Constitution of the United States; and the vetoing of the Hartford 
and Erie Kailroad bill. 

He signed the charter of incorporation of Boston University (May 
29, 1861;'), and that of Wellesley College (March 17, 1870). 

In 1876 he was elected representative to Congress, in place of 
the then Democratic representative, William W. Warren, and was 
re-elected in 1878, servins^ durins; the administration of President 
Hayes, whose policy he endorsed. Later in life, in characterizing 
this administration. Gov. Claflin often said, " We were nearer to 
civil service reform than at any other period, although not much 
was said about this movement," and that he "felt Mr. Hayes's ad- 
ministration would be spoken of in history as one of ^the cleanest' .- 
the countrv had received." He referred to the order the President 
issued June 22, 1877, "relating to the conduct of officers regarding 
political organizations, caucuses, conventions and elections." 

Gov. Claflin was the second president, from 1875 to 1904, of 
the Massachusetts Club, which was founded more than sixty years 
ago by the early "Free Soilers." 

He was honored with the degree of LL.D. by Wesleyan Univer- 
sity in I860, and by Harvard, as Governor of the Commonwealth, 
in 1«69. ■, •• ■ -^--: 

Early in life he became interested in educational work, and did 
all he could to promote it with advisory and financial aid. He was 
a charter-member and life trustee of Wellesley College ; a trustee 
for life, and President, of Boston University ; as President of the 
State Senate, a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard Col- 
lege ; and a trustee of the school founded by Mary Lyon, changed 
by his legal act to Mt. Holyoke College, his sound judgment being 
of great benefit to these educational institutions. 

He held a high position in financial circles, being sometime 
president of the Hide and Leather National Bank, succeeding his 

1907.] William Claflin, 115 

father who founded it ; was president of the New England Shoe and 
Leather Association : one of the orgfanizers of the New Enofland 
Trust Company, and of the Five Cent Savings Bank (Boston) ; 
and a member of the Boston Wesleyan Association. 

Gov. Claflin was a practical reformer in many lines, — temperance, 
slavery, woman's suffrage, and the improvement of the conditions of 
labor, — and his means were always ready to help every movement 
whose aim was to elevate and better the condition of mankind. 

He was a man of deep religious convictions, and about 1839 
joined the Methodist Church in St. Louis, and in 1845 the Bromfield 
Street Methodist Church, Boston, of which he remained a member 
until his death. He was president of the General Theological 
Library from 1883 until 1901, and worked assiduously for its wel- 
fare and its transfer to its present location on Mount Vernon Street, 

His religious life was profound and consistent, and of his inner 
life and experience he revealed but little, by reason of his charac- 
teristic reservedness. His feeling manifested itself more in action 
than in words. To help the widow and the fatherless was his delight, 
and, as one of his young employees fiittingly said, "Mr. Claflin 
talks neither religion nor politics, but lives both." He felt the loss 
of his daughter Agnes, who died in Rome, — a great family sorrow, 
— for she possessed a rare and gifted nature, and was devoted to 
her father. Gov. Claflin was passionately fond of music and its 
development, and assisted Dr. Eben Tourjee in the foundation of the 
New England Conservatory, in February, 1867. 

On May 4, 1870, being elected a member of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, he became a life member in 1873, 
and was one of its directors and counsellors from 1883 until 1892. 
On June 22, 1892, he was elected President, and annually re- 
elected until 1899, when he declined a re-nomination. In the per- 
formance of his duties, a peaceful quietude and conservatism pre- 
vailed, which was of great value in an emergency. During his 
service, improvements in the Society's building were made, women 
became eligible to membership, and the fiftieth auniversity of the 
Society was commemorated. 

The estate in Newtonville which he had selected for his home was 
a part of the farm of Gov. Simon Bradstreet (1638), later that of 
Judge Abraham Fuller (1758), town clerk and treasurer of Newton, 
1776-1792, and afterwards in the possession of his son-in-law, Sen. 
William Hull (1781). Here Gov. Claflin erected a spacious man- 
sion. In "The Old Elms," so named from some one hundred and 
fifty elms of great age on the estate, as in his home on Mount Ver- 
non Street, Boston, he with his gracious wife gathered around them 
the brightest persons in literary and progressive life, in addition to 
distinguished visitors from foreign lands who sought their hospi- 
tality, and enjoyed the pleasures that such cultivated and refined 
minds furnished. 

116 Browne and Lee Family, [April, 

In Newton, Gov. Claflin was continuously in touch with its local 
interests, and was one of the founders of its Free Public Library, 
dedicated June 17, 1870, when he as Governor graced the occasion, 
and he was en its Board of Trustees until his death. 

His loyalty to his country is shown by his pledge of June 18, 
1864, for the sura of one thousand dollars to pay the expense of 
recruits in keeping Newton's quota filled in advance of the call of 
the President. The city military company, organized October 10, 
1870, adopted the name of " Claflin Guard " while he was Governor, 
and to it, on May 30, 1871, he made the presentation address ac- 
companying the gift of an American flag from the ladies of Newton. 
He was a member of the Tuesday Club, from 1880, a leading asso- 
ciation of limited membership that met in its members' homes to 
discuss the leading issues and events of the day. 

His literary style is best found in his messages as Governor, his 
addresses in Congress, and his monograph on John Hancock. 

On January 5, 1905, at the ripe age of 87 years, in his Newton- 
ville home, he quietly passed away, mourned by the city, state and 
country. Simple and impressive services were held on the follow- 
ing Sabbath in the Methodist Church in Newtonville, which he had 
helped to organize and maintain. The church was filled with rep- 
resentatives and oflficials from every station in life, and a tender 
tribute to his memory was paid by his friend ex-president William 
F. Warren of Boston University, and then his remains were laid 
away in the Newton Cemetery. 

Generous citizens of Newton will purchase his estate and donate 
it to the city, in memorianfi, for municipal purposes. 

Governor Claflin needs no memorial in words. His life was one 
of acts, and they are the best memorials. 




Communicateil by a descendant of Thomas Lee and of his sister Jane Lee. 

The following entries are all the baptisms, marriages, and bu- 
rials of persons named Browne and Lee recorded in the Parish 
Register of Rusper, Co. Sussex, England, from 1560 to 1650. 
The Rusper Register begins in 1560. 

The baptism of Phoebe Browne and her marriage with Thomas 
Lee have not been found. 

William Browne who married Jane Burgis, in 1611, came to 
New England, and the Rusper Register shows he did not come be- 


' \ 


1907.] Browne and Lee Family. 117 

fore the year 1645. He was at Saybrook, Conn., and died on Long 
Island in 1650. 

His son Henry Browne went to Providence, R. I. Family pa- 
pers, deeds, letters and documents from 1627 to 1800 are now in 
the hands of one of the descendants of Henry. One of these docu- 
ments, dated 1627, is a bond to William Browne, School Master 
of Rusper. 

William Browne's granddaughter Jane Lee, who was baptized in 
Rusper, 12 September, 1640, was twice married: first, to Samuel 
Hyde of Norwich, by whom she had a daughter Elizabeth, married 
to Lieut. Richard Lord of Lyme, and a daughter Phoebe, who mar- 
ried the second Matthew Oris wold of Lyme ; and second, to John 
Birchard. She was more than eighty years old when she died. 
She gave to her nephew Joshua Hempstead a true and interesting 
account of her grandfather William Browne and of the members of 
his family who embarked with him for America. 

William Browne's grandson Thomas Lee, who was baptized in 
Rusper, 29 September, 1644, was at Saybrook, Conn. He is the 
Thomas Lee who was one of the first settlers of Lyme. He was 
twice married : first, to Sarah Kirtland, and second, to Mary De- 
Wolf. From him and from his sister Jane Lee, some well-known 
families of Norwich and of Old Lyme are descended. 


22 Oct. 1592. Sara Browne daughter of Joseph Browne 

29 Nov. 1593. William " son " John " a waygoer 

11 Jan. 1595-6. Susan " daughter " Joseph " 

12 July 1601. Phoebe " " " " " 
12 Aug. 1604. John " son " " " 

per me Josephum Browne Rector. 

8 Aug. 1613. Joseph Browne son of William Brown & Jane his wife. 
15 Oct. 1615. John " " " " " " " " " 

u ^au. '' " " " " " " 

<; (( li a n i( a a 

son " " *' " " '* " 

13 Sept. 1618. Jane 

6 Oct. 1622. Mary 

9 Jan. 1624. Thomas 

28 Dec. 1626. Henrv " . " " " " " " " " 
12 Sept. 1640. Jane daughter of Thomas Lee & Phoebe his wife. 
20Mav 1642. Phoebe Lee daughter of " " " " " " 

29 Sept. 1644. Thomas " son « " " " " " " 


1579. John Penfolde and Joan Browne were maryed the 
xxth day of September. 

21 Apr. 1600. John Mose and Anne Browne, widow. 

12 Feb. 1606. Joseph Browne and Elizabeth Stone, widow. 

20 June 1611. William Brown and Jane Burgis. 


Descendants of Ailing Ball, 


29 Oct. 1611. 
25 July 16U. 

19 Jan. 1594. 
15 Sept. 1G16. 
21 Aug. 1620. 
15 Oct. 1633. 
7 Mar. 1645. 

William Lakeir and Sara Brown. 
William Irelande and Judeth Brown. 

Burials. • 

William son of John Browne a wavo-oer 

Elizabeth Browne wife of Joseph Browne. 

Jane daughter of AVilliam Browne and Jane his wife. 

Mr. Joseph Browne Gierke and Parson of Rusper. 

Thomas Browne son of William Browne and Jane his wife. 



Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smyth, and communicated by Dr. Bernard C Steiner. 

1. Alling^ Ball was at New Haven as early as 1643. His first wife 

was Susan ; and he subsequently had a wife Dorothy , who 

died Feb. 22, 1689-90. In 1646 he was described as broiher of the wife 
of Thomas Fugill, and of the wife of James Russell who died in 1671. 
He was probably a blacksmith. William Ball, perhaps a brother, took 
the oath of fidelity in 1644. Ailing Ball was a captain of the militia, and 
a prominent inhabitant of New Haven. Pie died Nov. 21, 1716. 

Children : 

2. i. John, 2 b. Apr. 15, 1649; d. Jan. 1, 1731. 

ii. Eliphalet, b. Feb. 11, 1651; d. July 11, 1673; m. Feb. 13, 1672, 
Hannah, youngest dau. of Maj. John Nash; no children. She m. 
(2) Thomas Trowbridge, and d. Feb. 3, 1702-3. 

3. ill. Allixg, b. June 27, 1656; d. July 5, 1710. 
iv. Sap.aii, b. Jan. 17, 1060. 

v. Lydia, b. Jan. 17, 1660. 

vi. Mercy, m. Feb. 10, 1676, George Pardee. 

2. JoHN^ Ball [AlUng^) lived in East Haven, and married, Dec. 11, 

1678, Sarah, daughter of Henry Glover. She died Nov. 22, 1730. 
Children : 

i. Eliphalet,^ b. May 29, 1680. 
ii. DouoTHY, b. Dec. 10, 1682. 

4. iii. John, b. Sept. 30, 1685; d. Jan. 22, 1739. 

iv. Sauau, b. Sept. 26, 1687; m. Aug., 1710, .Tohn Miles. 

V. Hannah, b. Jan. 12, 1690; ra. Mch. 29, 1710, Joseph Mix. 

vi. Makcy, b. Apr. 5, 1692. 

vii. Mary, b. Oct. 22, 1694; m. Jan. 16, 1717, Daniel Thompson. 

5. viii. Caleb, b. July 6, 1697. 

3. Alling^ Ball, Jr., {Ailing^) married, Nov. 27, 1678, Sarah,- daugh- 

ter of .John Thompson. She died Oct. 23, 1716. 
Children : 

i. Sarah,^ b. Aug. 26, 1679; m. Jan. 2, 1700, Joseph Ives. 

ii. Lydia, b. Jan. 30, 1681 ; m. Mav 3, 1712, Rev. Jacob Hemmingway. 

iii. Ai.LiNG, b. Oct. 20, 168-t; d. Sept. 21, 1689. 

iv. Mercy, nn. Eleazer Morris, Sr. 

V. Marel, m. 1722, Abraham Chidsey. 

6. vi. Alling. 

1907.] Descendants of Ailing BalL 119 

4. Ensign John' Ball, Jr. {John,"^ Ailing^), of East Haven, majxied, 

June 6, 1716, Mary Tuttle. 

Children : , 

7. i. John,* b. Nov. 21, 1716. 
ii. Maky, b. Aug. 11, 1718. 

iii. Eliphalett, b. Aug. 22, 1720; d. Sept. 18, 1721. 

iv. Eliphalett, b. July 29, 1723. 

V. Tlmothy, b. Nov. 10, 1724. 

vi. Stephen, Esq., b. Feb. 12, 1727; m. Sept. 26, 1752, Abl2:ail Atwater. 
Dea. Stephen Ball, Esq., is the one who gave Dr. Stiles the tra- 
ditions of Dixwell. (See Stiles's Judges of King Charles- I., p. 

vii. Hannah, b. Apr. 27, 1729 ; m. Aug. 14, 1749, Joseph Hitchcock^ 

5. Caleb^ Ball {John,^ Ailing^) married, Oct. 12, 1720, Abigail Ash- 

burn of Milford. 

Children: • 

8. i. Joseph,* b. Sept. 9, 1721. 

li. Sarah, b. Nov. 25, 1723; m. Dec. 26, 1744, Samuel Atwater. 

Iii. Oliver, b. Dec. 27, 1725. 

iv. Abigail, b. Oct. 12, 1727. 

V. Caleb, b. Dec. 2, 1729. 

vi. Moses, b. Aug. 28, 1732. 

vii. Caleb, b. Jan. 28, 1739-40. j 

. 6. Alling' Ball, 3d {Ailing,'^ Ailing^), married Lucy,, daughter of John 
Griswold of Killingworth. 

Children : ! . 

i. Lydia,* b. Oct. 29, 1725; m. Abel Smith. i 

ii. Lucy, m. Ephraim Brush. 

iii. Alling. 

iv. Eliphalet. 

V. Wait. 

vi. Daniel. 

vii. Oliver. 

1. JoiiN^ Ball, 3d [ John, ^ John, ^ Ailing^), married, Feb. 8, 1738, Mary 
Children : 

i. David,* b. Apr. 9, 1742. 

ii. John, b. Aug. 16, 1743. 

iii. Mary, b. Aug. 23, 1745. 

iv. Glover, b. Jan. 11, 1748. 

V. Hannah, b. Mch. 11, 1750. * ' 

8. Joseph^ Ball {Caleh,^ John^ Ailing^) married, Nov. 11, 1742, 
Hannah Patten. 
Children : 

i. David, ^ b. Oct. 31, 1743 ; m. . Children : 1. Jared,^ m. Sarah 

, and had children : i. Susan,' who m. Spencer; ii. 

Sophia, m. Benjamin Palmer of Branford; iii. David, d. unmar- 
ried; iv. Jared, went West; v. Obedience; vi. Sarah, lived in 
Middletown; vii. Eliza; viii. Hannah, m. Alexander Stevens, 
and had no ch ; ix. Alonzo. 2. Mehitahel, ra. Medad Patten. 3. 

Ilia, ra. , and had children: i. Hester; ii. Mehitabel; 

iii. Zina; iv. Jessa; v. Evelyn. 4. Joseph, m. Lucy Patten. 

ii. Dorothy, b. Mch. 25, 1746. 

iii. Sarah, b. Feb. 2, 1748. 

iv. Hannah, b. May 25, 1750. 


120 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass, fApril 


Communicated by Lucy Hall Greenlaw, of Sudbury. 
[Concluded from page 25.] 

Here Lies Buried Y^ Body of Susanna Parker Daft^ of M'' 

Joshua & Mr« Parnel Parker Who Dec*^ July Y« 31^^ 1740 

Age 16 Years 7 M & 8 D 
Mr. Abel Parmenter, died Sept. 10, 1839, ^t. 85. 
Here Lies Buried The Bodv of Mr^ Abio^ail Parmente'' Wife of M"" Dauid 

Parmenter Who Died June y^ 6 1758 Jn y*^ 77 year of Her Age 
In Memory of Mrs. Anna Parmenter, wife of Mr. Eben"" Parmenter, 

who died Nov. 7, 1815. ^t. 53. 
Here lyes buried the Body of M^ David Parmenter died Marcs 

Y*^ 6^^ 1742/3 IN the 57'^. Year of his age. 
Sacred to the memory of Mr. Ebenezer Parmenter, Jr. who died April 

30, 1832, in the 38th year of his age. 
Mr. Ebenezer Parmenter died Mar. 18, 1851, ^t. 89. 
In memory of Edmund, Son of Mr. Ebenezer and Mrs. Anna Parmenter ; 

who died April 28, 1790 : ^t. 1 y^ 3 mo. & 11 ds. 
In memory of M^ Edmund Parmenter, who died Dec^ 27^^^ 1792 ; aged 76 

In memorv of Mrs. Esther, wife of Mr. James Parmenter, who died 

Sept. "22, 1825 : ^t. 71 yrs. 
In Memory of Mr. Freeman, Son of Mr. Abel and Mrs. Rebeckah Par- 
menter; who died Nov. 9, 1826 : JEit. 26 y^ 5 mo. & 13. days. 
In memory of Mr, James Parmenter, who died Feb. 22, 1828 : Mi. lo 

Joseph Parmenter. died Nov. 2, 1832, M. 42 y's. 8 m's.* 
Sally S. Parmenter died July 31, 1875, JE. 75 y's. 1\ m's.* 
Saras Parmenter died Nov. 22, 1822. M. 2 y's. 8 m's.* 
Adam Parmenter died Sept. 14, 1824, M. 2 y's. 2 m's.* 
Here Lies Buried The Body of j\Ir^ Mary Parmenter Wife of M^ Edmand 

Parmenter Who Died April f 28 1757 Jn y« 33 year of Her Age 
In memory of Mary, Daug. of Mr. Asahel and Mrs. Persis Parmenter ; 

who died Sept. 30, 1825 : ^t. 1 year 11 mo. & 9 days. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of Mr^ Millesant Parmenter Wife of M'^ 

Edmand Parmenter Who Died Sep*^ y® 30 1753 Jn y® 32 year of Her 

Age ■ - 

(Monument.) Nahum Parmenter Born March 21^' 1780 Died 

August 29^''^ 1831 
Susannah Parmenter Wife of Nahum Parmenter Born December 

2°^ 1784 Died July W^ 1861 
Oliver Tisdel, son of Warren & Sally Parmenter, died Feb. 6, 1838, 

Aged 5 ms. & 16 ds. 
In memory of Mrs. Rebecah, wife of Mr. Abel Parmenter, who died 

July 12, 1835, Mi. lA years. 
In Memory of Mrs. Sarah Parmenter wife of Mr. Edmund Parmenter, 

who died Novr. 24, 1820, ML 97. 

*Same stone. 

1907.] Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass, 121 

Sarah, Eelict of Ebenezer Parmenter, formerly the wife of Levi Good- 

now, died Apr. 25. 1851, In her 80, year. 
AzuBAH Perry died Nov. 24, 1827, ^Et. 68 ys. 2 ms. 22 ds. 
Henry Gardner, only son of John & Catharine Perry, died Jan. 28, 

1838, Aged 9 ms. & 9 ds. 
In memory of Lucy, daug. of Mr. Obediah Perry and Mrs. Lucy his wife ; 

who died April 27, 1826 : ^t. 10 ys. 1 mo. & 18 days. 
Fanny Plympton, Daughter of Mr. Thomas R. & Mrs. Betsey Plymp- 

ton, died Aug. 25, 1821 ; Aged 4 years & 6 months. 
Louisa Plympton, Daughter of Mr. Thomas R. & Mrs. Betsey Plympton, 
* died March 31, 1811, Aged 4 years 8 months & 25 days. 
Here Lies Buried Y^ Body of M"^ Peter Plymton Who Departed 

This Life August* Y« 14^^ A-D 1743 Jn Y« 78"^ Year of His 

Age (See below.) " 

Here lie the Remains of M'■^ Ruth Plympton, the Wife of M''. Thomas 

Plympton; She Departed this Life 15t^ Auguft 1760: in the 38^^ 

Year of Her Age. (See below.) 
In Memory of Mrs Susanna wife of Mr Ebenezer Plympton who de- 
parted this life Nov"" 3 1807 Aged 44. (See below.) 
In memory of Thomas Plympton Efq^. who departed this Life Auguft 6*^ 

1789.* in the 67**^ year of his Age. (See below.) 
(Monument. West side.) This monument, erected July 4, 1835. to the 

memory of the ancient Plympton Fa^iily, among the first settlers 

in Massachusetts. 
Thomas Plympton, was born in Sudburv, in England, came to America 

in 1633, settled in Sudbury, Mass. and was slain by the Indians on 

Boon's Plains, Ap^ 17, 1667. 
Peter Pltmpton, son of the above Thomas, born in Sudbury, 1665, and 

died Sept.* 14, 1743, aged 78. (See above.) 
Thomas Plympton Esq, son of Peter, and grandson of Thomas, -died 

Aug. 6, 1777,* aged 67. (See above.) 
Ruth Plympton, his wife, died Aug. 15, 1760, aged 38. (See above.) 
(South side.) Ebenezer Plympton, Esq. only son of Thomas Plympton, 

Esq. and great grandson of Thomas, the elder, was born in Sudbury, 

July 4, 1756, and died Dec. 9, 1834, aged 78. 
(North side.) Susannah Ruggles, wife of Ebenezer Plympton, Esq. 

was born in Roxbury, Mass, 1763, and died in Sudbury, Nov. 3, 

1807, aged 44. (See above.) 
(East side.) This monument was erected by Henry Plympton, of Boston, 

A.D. 1835. son of the late Ebenezer, and a descendant of the fifth ;.^^;^-.: , 

generation from Thomas Plympton, who emigrated from England, in . -f^^^irM 

1633. ,:,, :'Sli?i 

In Memory of Mrs. Abigail, Wife of Mr. Simon Puffer; who died 

May 4, 1825 : ^t. 43. • 1''^ ■^:; 

In Memory of Mr. Daniel Puffer, who died March 13, 1829, Mt. 83. :^ ' ' ■ 

In Memory of M^ Ebenezer Puffer who died Ocf. 13"^; 1785. in the 81^ ; ■ >' 

year of his age. 
Emily Maria, Daughter of Samuel Jr. & Laura Adna Puffer, died June 

23, 1842, aged 7 yrs. 
In memory of M""^: Hannah Puffe'' wife of M^: Jabez Puffer, who died July -.; 

y« 28*^: 1777. In y« 63^: year of her Age. v : ; ^ 



122 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. [April, 

In hope of a refurrection the mortal part of Capt. Jabez Puffer, 
eparted this life June 21'* AD. 1789. in the 85"^ year of his ao-e. 



Erected In Memory of Mr. Isaac Puffer, who died Jan. 19, 1825: 

TEt. 80 years & 7 mo. 
Here refts 

who departed this life June 21'* AD. 1789. in the 85"^ year 
Here Ives Buried y*^ Body of M"". James Puffer; Who Departed this Life 

Nov^^ y^ 11*^ 1749. in y^ 87*^' Year of His Age. 
Mrs. Jerusha wife of Mr. Daniel Puffer, died Jan. 4, 1840, JEt. 90. 
In memory of Mrs. Joanna, wife of Deac. Samuel Puffer, who died 

Nov. 27, 1820, .Et. 54. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of M"^ John Puffer Son of M^ Samuel & Mr^ 

Dorethy Puffer Who Died Sep* y® 16 • 1759 Jn y® 21 year of His Age 
Laura Adna, wife of Samuel Puffer, died Dec. 2, 1850, -.Et. 42. 
Luther, Son of Samuel and Laura A. Puffer, Born Sept. 11, 18-33, 

Graduated at Bowdoin Colledge Aug. 1853. Died Oct. 27, 1854. 
Sacred to the memory of M^^ Marcy Puffer, Wife of Lieu*. James Puffer. 

who departed this life May 31", 1790. in the 58*^ year of her a<ie. 
Here lyes y^ Body of M" Mary Puffer, Widow to M"". James Puffer; 

Who Died Decem^'^ y^ 29*-^: 1751. in y^ 81" Year of Her Age. 
In memory of M". Mary Puffer, Wife of M^ Daniel Puffer ; who died 

Sept^^'lO, 1802: JEtatis b^. 
Mrs. Mary Ann, wife of Phineas Puffer, Died April 11, 1842, Mi. 25. 
Here lies y® body of Nathan Puffer Son of M"" Samuel & M^'^ Dorothy 

Puffer who Died May y® 30 1771 in y® 27 year of his age 
Phineas Puffer Died Aug. 2, 1876, JE. 73 ys. 4 ms. 
Erected In Memory of Capt. Samuel Puffer, who died May. 24, 1811. 

^t. 76. 
Dea. Samuel Puffer died Aug. 5, 1842, ^t. 76. 

Here Lies Buried Y® Body of Sarah Puffer Daught"" of M"^ Jona- 
than & Mr^ Mary Puffer Who Dec'* January Y^ 2^ 1747: :8 
' Age 2 Years 6 M & 15 D^ 
Erected in Memory of Mrs. Sarah, wife of Capt. Silas Puffer, who died 

Dec. 26, 1820; ^t. 53. 
Sereno Samuel, Son of Samuel & Laura A. Puffer, Died Sept. 13, 1847, 

Ml 10 ms. 7 da. 
Here lyes y® Body of Silas Puffer, Son of M'". Samuel & M". Dorothy 

Puffer ; Who Departed this life Octo^' y« 24**^: 1758. in y« 22^ Year 

of His Age 
In memory of Capt. Silas Puffer, who died May 29, 1828: ^t. 66. 
In memory of M": Thankful Puffe'^ wife of M^ Jabez Puffer, )who died 

June. 24*^: 1 737. In y« 30*^ year of her Age. 
In memory of Mrs. Thankfull Puffer, wife of Mr. Ebenezer Puffer, who 

died Dec. 13, 1798, aged 89. 
In memory of Mr. Thomas Puffer who died June 20, 1796, aged f>b. 
Miss Abigail dau. of William & Charlotte Rice, died May 26, 1840, ^t. 

Here Lies Buried Y® Body of Ann Rice Y® Daught'^ of Dea'^ Jona- 
than & Mr* Ann Rice Who Died October Y^ 9*^ 1740 Age 16 I 

Yea'-s & 6 M 
M" Ann Rick Relict to D" Jonathan Rice, died Dec^ 23^, 1773. in y« 92^ 

Year of her age. 
Mr. Benjamin Rice, died suddenly, March 8, 1835, Mi. 83. 
Betsey daugh^ of Mr. William & Mrs. Sarah Rice died March 23, 1776, 

aged 15 months. 

1907.] Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. 12 


Betsky daughter of Mr. Will"". & Mrs. Sarah Rice died Auguit 10, 1778, 

aged 2 years. 
In Memory of Deacon Jonathan Rice who died June y® 7*^, AD 1772, 

Aged 93 Years, 2 Months, & 10 Days. 
In Memory of Col. Jonathan Rice, who died Feb. 1, 1829, Mi. 88. 
In Memory of Mrs. Lucy Rice, Wife of Mr. Benj" Rice. Who died Dec. 

24, 1805. iEt. 52. 
Erected In memory of Mrs. Mary Rice, wife of Mr. William Rice, 

who died April 20, 1801. ^t. 88. 
Mary Abby, died Oct. 6, 1841, ^Et. 1 yr. 2 ms. & 22 ds. 
Martha Warren, died Sept. 18, 1848, ^t. 10 ms. cS: 18 ds. 
Charles Edward, died Feb. 16, 1847. ^t. 11 ms. & 8 ds. 

Children of Charles B. & Cvnthia L. Rice, of Boston. 
Mary Wood, daughter of William & Charlotte Rice, died Jan. 24, 1840, 

aijed 16 vrs. & 7 mos. 
(Monument. West side.) Erected In memory of Lieu*. Reuben Rice 

Who died Nov. 13. 1801. Aged 4o years. (See belovr.) 
His wife Mrs. Ruth R. Bent Die<l Dec. 26, 1844, Aged 80 years. 
(North side.) Miss Ruth Rice, Daughter of Reuben & Ruth Rice, Died 

Oct. 5, 1845, Aged 44 years. 
(South side ) Miss Sarah Rice, Daughter of Reuben & Ruth Rice, Died 

July 9,* 1818, Aged 27 years. (See below.) 
(East side.) Nathaniel Ricf, Died July 29, 1865, j£i. 79 yrs. 
IsRKAL Rict: Died Apr. 29, 187o, ^Et. 85 yrs. 5 ms. 
(Stone lying over grave.) In Memory of Lieu* Reuben Rice who died 

Nov. lo, 1801: Aged 45 years. (See above.) 
Here Lyes Buried the Body of M". Sarah Rice, Wife of M''. Nathaniel 

Rice; She Died Jan^. the 4*^ Anno: Dom: 1740: in the 23^^. Year 

of Her Age. 
Here Lyes Y^ Body of Sarah Rice. Daughter to M"". Nathaniel 

& M"^. Sarah Rice; Died Jan^. 27*^ 1740: in Y« 3^. Year of 

Her Age. 
(Stone lying over grave.) Erected in memory of Miss. Sarah Rice, 

Dang^ of Mr. Reuben Rice, who died July 3,* 1818. iEt. 27. (See 

Erected in ^Memory of Mrs. Sarah, Widow of William Rice Esq. who 

died April 16, 1825 : vEt. 79. 
Erected In memory of Mr. William Rice, who died Jan''. 29, 1780. 

Erected In memory of William Rice, Esq. who died Dec. 5, 1819; 

JEt. 82. 
Here Lies The Body of Luther Richardson y® son of Cap* Josiah And 

Mr^ Exsperin° Richardson Who Died Ocf 6 1752 aged 4 Years 2 M 

& 22 DS. 
Luther Richardson, Died Oct. 5, 1814, aged 50. 
Persis wife of Luther Richardson, Died March 11, 1812, aged 40. 

Our Father & Mother. 
In memory of Martha, daug. of Mr. Luther & Mrs. Sarah Richardson ; 

who died Jan. 31, 1824: ^t. 10 mo. & 19 days 
In memory of Mrs. Eunice, wife of Mr. Jeremiah Robbins ; who died 

May 1, 1828 : ^t. 83 years & 8 months. 

* Sic. 



124 Inscriptions at Sudbury.^ Mass, [April, 

Here Lies y® Body of Simeon y® Once Faithful & Beloued Seruant of y® 
Reii'^ Sl^ Israel Loring Who Died May f 10. 1755 Jn y^ 22 year of 
His Age. (Footstone says " Simeon".) 
In- Memory of Abraham, Son of M^ Benjamin, & M^^ Lucy Smith, he I 

died June f 21, 1772, in f 10^ Year of his Age. 
M^ A{broken) who departe(^'ro/je?i)is life Sept. y« b^^ 178G. in y« 90**^ 
year of his age. (Footstone says " M^ Amos Smith ". See below.) 
Erected in Memory of Mrs. Ann, wife of Mr. Jonathan Smith, who died 

Dec. 9, 1822: jEt. 78. 
(Double stone.) Benjamin Smith died Sept. 28, 1793, Mi, 21 days. 
Jedediah Smith died Mar. 15, 1801, ^t. 11 yrs. 

Sons of Jedediah & Esther Smith. 
In memory of M". Either Smith, Wife of M"^. Abraham Smith ; who died 

March 28- 1800 : ^tatis 21. 
This stone is erected to perpetuate the memory of Henrietta youngest 
daugh't of Noah Smith who died Aug. 20, 1832. aged 4 years & 8 
In memory of Lieut, Ifrael Smith who died May 3, 1802 : JEtatis 42. 
(Monument. West side.) Buried Here Johh Smith, and Sarah, his wife. 

First Ancestors from Sudbury, England, 1638. 
(North side.) Thomas Smith, Sou of Jolin & Sarah Smith, born July 

29, 1658, died Nov. 2, 1730, 
Abigail, his wife born June 17, 1657, died Oct. 10, 1727, 
(South side.) Amos Smith, Son of Thomas & Abigail Smith, born Jan. 

21, 1699, died Sept. 5, 1786. (See above.) 
Susannah, his wife born May 20, 1702, died- Sept. 12, 1778. (See below.) 
(East side.) Benjamin Smith, Son of Amos & Susannah Smith, born 

Oct. 29, 1741, died July 2, 1819. 
Lucy, his wife born Sept. 8, 1741, died Oct. 8, 1816. Entombed in Stow. 

Erected by Mrs. Sarah S. Jones, one of the sixth generation. 

Memento mori In memory of M'": Jonathan Smith, who departed this | 

Life Jan"-: 7^^: 1777. In f ^V^: year of his Age. I 

Erected in Memory of Mr. Jonathan Smith, who died Aug. 1, 1822. | 

^t. 78. .| 

Julia Ann, Daughter of Newell & Elizabeth Smith, died Jan. 15, 1865, f 

.B^t. 52. 
Mary Ann, wife of Freeman Smith, died June 17, 1844, ^t. 40. "; 

Sacred to the memory of Mr. Noah Smith, who was born Nov. 16, 

1783, departed this life May 30, 1844. 
In memory of Mrs. Persis. wife of Lieut. Israel Smith, who died July 

26, 1820, ^t. 57. • J 

In memory of M". Ruth Smith, (Wife of Lieu*. Abel Smith.) who i 

died Nov"". 17**^ 1787 Aged 34 years 
Sacred to the memory of Mrs. Ruth Smith who died Dec. 28, 1847, ,^; 

Mi. 49 yrs. 10 mos. / | 

In memory of M": Sarah Smith wife of M*": Jonathan Smith who de- 
parted this Life Ocf: 4**": 1761. In y® 68^^: year of her age. 
In memory of M". Sufanna Smith, Wife of M"". Amos Smith, who died 

Sept. 12^^, 1778. in y® 77^. year of her age. (See above.) 
Thomas Smith, Jr. died July 11, 1815, JSt. 24. 

(Monument. West side.) Thomas Smith died Jan. 2, 1837, ^t. 81. j 

Mary S3HTn died June 6, 1855, ^t. 80. 
Henrt Smith died June 10, 1800, ^t. 52. i 

1907.] InsciHptions at Sudbury , Mass. 125 

WiLLiA^r, son of Capt. Hezekiah & Mary Smith, died May 14, 1823^ Mi. 

20 vrs. 
Here Lies Buried The Body of M'^ Bartholomew Steuenson Son of M*" 

Joseph & Mr^ Margret Steuenson of Durham Jn New Hampfhire 

Who Died Nouemb'^ y« 25 1758 Aged 28 years 7 M^ & 20 D^ 
M^ Gardner G. Stimpson, died Sept. 9, 1835 ; ^t. 23. 
In memory of M" Anne Stone, who died Oct. 20*^ 1829, aged 69 years. 
In memory of Mr. John Stone died Aug. 18, 1844, aged 88 years &, d 

months. Erected by his son, William Stone 
(Footstone.) H.S. M.S. 

Doct Mofes Tafts, died July 22, 1799 ; Aged 45. 
Elizabeth Taylor. 2nd. wife of John Taylor, died July 1, 1S6S> ^^ 

89 Yrs. 5 mos. 
Mr. John Taylor died Oct. 13, 1846, ^Et. 77. 
Mrs. Mary, wife of Mr. John Taylor, died Jan. 15, 1810, ^t. 42. 
Susan, dau. of .John & Mary Taylor, died Oct. 23, 1809, ^t. 3 ys. & 5 ms^ 
Dea. Zephaniah Thayer died 11 February 1818. JE. 81. 
In memory of Mr. Jedediah Thompson, who died Nov. 12, 1828 : ^t. 62.. 
Sacred. In memory of 3Irs. Mary, wife of Jedidiah Thompson, who- 

died May 23, 1848, Mi. 81 yrs.* 
Jedidiah, son of Jedidiah & Mary Thompson, died Nov. 24, 1802, ^t. 8 ys.* 
In Memory of M'^\ Jerufha Tower, Wife of M^ Ambrofe Tower, who died 

JanJ-. 30^^ 1782. Aged 53 Years. 
(Footstone.) H. T. 

Jonas P. Wallace, Died Oct. 5, 1836. M. 23 y'rs. 
Sacred to the Memory of Mrs. Lovina S. Washburn^ Wife of 

Samuel Washburn, died Oct. 16, 1840, ^t. 22. 
In memory of Mr. Abel Wheeler, Son of Abel Wheeler Esqr. and 

Mrs. Ruth his wife, who died Janr. 15, 1820 ^Et. 21. 
Abel Wheeler, Esq., Died June 10, 1832, Aged 56 y'rs. 
Ruth, his wife. Died Feb. 6, 1835, Aged bQ j'rs, 
Nancy, their daughter. Died Oct. 20, 1830, Aged 19 y'rs. 
Abigail Whelor Daugh"". to M^ Elisha & M". Mary WhelorDiei> 

OcT^ 14^^ 1740: in Y« 4**^ Year of Her Age. 
Here Lies Bured y® Body of M"^^ Abigail Wheeler Wife of M^ Uriah. 

Wheeler Who Died January y® 10 1754 Jn y^ 67 year of Her Age 
In Memory of Mr. Asahel Wheeler J^ who suddenly departed this life 

May 29, 1816. ^t. 47. 
In memory of Capt. Asahel Wheeler, an otTicer in the Revolution^ Died 

Oct. 28, 1822, aged 81 years. 
Also Mrs. Jerusha Wheeler, his wife Died Oct. 28, 1837, aged 82 

years. Erected by Israel Hunt. 
Charles Waldo, son of Charles & Susan Wheeler, died Oct. 27, 1837, 

Aged 2 ys. 
In Memory of Mrs. Dolly Wheeler, wife of Lieut. Nathan Wheeler, 

who died April 6, 1817. ^t. 27. 
Elisha Wheeler Died June 3. 1853 Aged 72 yrs. Erected to his 

memory By his Daughter Elizabeth Newman 
Elizabeth Whelor, DAUGH^ to M^ Elisha & M". Mary Whelob 

Died Oct"". Y« 2^^ 1740: in Y« 2^ Year of Her Age. 
In memory of Miss Elizabeth Wheeler, who died September 13, 1827> 

aged 19 years. 

* Same stone. 

' .•"■' 1 

■ /^' 

1126 Inscriptions at Sudbury, Mass. [April, 


-JMrs. "Elstz^^beth TVheeler, widow of Mr. Asahel Wheeler, died July 9, 

183*J; aaed 61. 
-Haraan Wieler Son of Mr Elifha & Mrs Mary Wheler died May y® 1, 

1761^ Aged 14 Months. 
-Mes. Hkpsibeth Wiieeleu, Formerly wife of Joseph Howe, died Oct. 2, 

1842, v:Et. 7o yrs. & 8 tno. 

'(MoiiunieiU. West side.) Israel Wheeleu, Died Dec. 13, 1830, ^t. 86. 

Lu€Y, wife of Israel Wheeler, died Jan. 27, 1785, JEt. 38 

.Sr>AxyAH, wife of Israel Wheeler, died July 29, 1831, ^TCt, 82. I 

In memory of Mr. Israel Wheeler, who died Jan. 12, 1834, ^t. 62. | 

XrectlTD in Memory of Mr. Loring Wheeler, who died Feb. 14, 1824 : | 

^t. 47. ■ I 

In memory of ?>Iiss Lucy I. dau'tr of Mr. Israel Jr. & Mrs. Rebecca Wheeler, " | 

wlio died Nov. 6, 182G, ^Et. 20. I 

In memory oi Miss Mary II. Wheeler, who died Nov. 1, 1825, aged 15 % 

J ears. ' | 

Eri:cted IX Memory of Mr. Maynard, Son of Lieut. Caleb & ^Irs. Re- x 

beccah Wheeler; who died Oct. 2, 1825 : xEt. 22. I 

In 3Ieiiiory of Mrs. Rebekah Wheeler, Formerly the wife of Mr. | 

Isaac Maynartl, Who dieil Dec. 24, 1810. in the 50 yr. of her age. 
Sarah Whelor, Y® Daughter of M'". Elisha & M". Mary Whelor; 

Died Nov^ 13^, 1740 : in Y*^ 6"'. Year of Her Age. 
Iisr memory of Mrs. Sarah W^heeler, wife of Mr. Elifha Wheeler, who 

died Dec. 6, 1775, Aged 21. 
Uriah Whelor, Sox to M'''. Uriah & M". Abigail Whelor ; Died 

Oct^ Y^ 2'2'K 1740: ix Y« ^'\ Year of His Age. 
Here Lies Buried Th« Body of M'' Uriah Wheeler Who Died Dece™ Y® 

10 1753 Aged 76 years & 8 Months 
Mrs. Naxcy, wife of Joseph Whitcomb died Jan. 30, 1842, JEt. 32. 
In Memory of Mr. Fraxcies Whitxey, who died Aug. 29, 1825 : ^t. 

Hers lyes Buried y^ Body of M^ Benjamin Wight., Who Departed this 

life March 10^: 1739-/40 in y*^ 80"> Year of His Age 
Hezekiah Willard died Aug. 10, 1848, ^t. 43. 
In i\Iemory of Mits. Mary, wife of Mr. Peter Willard; who died March 

11, 1823: ^t. 48 y' 10 mo. & 21 days. | 

Peter Willard died July 19, 1831, ^t. 59. * I 

Abigail, dau^ of Asa & Nabby Willis died July 14. 1833, J£. 28 y'rs. i 

A;:a, Son of M-. Recbic", & M-^ Sarah Willis, he died Sep^, 30^^ 1767 

Aged 2 years & 1 month. 
A^A Willis, died May 24, 1825 ; JEt. 53. 
IS^ABBY H. his wife, died Aug. 10, 1853 ; JEt. 75. 
Carrie A. Willis, Died Aug. 5, 1864, Aged 28 yrs. 10 mos. 
]VIr. Cyrus H. Willis, died Jan. 27, 1841, ^t. 25. 
'D{broken) Willis [broken) &, Grace Ba(Z»ro^^/) 10^*^ 1793; in t\i{hroken) 

of her age. (Footstone says " Dorcas Willis." Buried beside Mrs. 

Grace Balcom.) 
Mr. Eli Willis, died Jan. 20, 1842, ^t. 62. 
This ftone Erected by M'^. Hannah Willis to y® IVIem^ of her much re- 

fpected Huiband Serj^ Elijah Willis who died Aug*^. 29 1775 in y® 

33*^ Year of his Age. 
Mrs. Hannah Willis, wife of Elijah Willis, died Apr. 1, 1792, aged 50 



1907.] Descendants of Rev. 'John Wilson, 127 

HoPESTiLL Willis Died March 14. 1823. Aged 76. 

In memory of Mr. .John Willis, who died Nov. 13, 1835 ; ^t. 3-1. 

Mr. .Joseph L. Willis, died April 4, 1837 ; ^t. 30. - 

Sacred to the Memory of Mrs Mary Willis who died Oct"" 9 1805 

Aged 84 years. 
Olive, Wife of Hopestill Willis, Died August 17. 182G. ^. 79. 
In memory of Miss. Parnel Willis, who died June 4. 1804: ^t. 66. 
In memory of M'". Reuben Willis, who died Auguft 8'*^ 1791 ; aged 54 

Priscilla Wixshipp, Dau"". to M"". Fraxcis & M''^ Patience Win- 

SHiPP; Died June 19^^ 1747 : Aged 2 Years 4 Mo^ & 2 Da^ 
Here Lies Buried Y^ Body of M" Abraham Wood f^^ Who De- 
parted This Life July Y« ll^i^ A-D 1742 Age 58 Years 2 M & 

25 D 
{Broken) Buried {hrohen)Y of {hro'ken)nL'L Woodward (broken) Son 

of M^ Daniel & Mr* Sarah Woodward Who Dec*^ June Y^ 

26^^ AD 1740 Jn Y<^ 18"^ Y^ear of His Age (Footstone says 

" Daniel Woodward".) 
Here Lies Buried Y^ Body of Ephraim Woodw^ard Y^ Son of M"" 

Daniel & ]Mr' Sarah Woodward Who Dec*^ June Y^ 15^^ 1740 

Jn Y« ir*^ Year of His Age 
Frank D. Only son of James H. & Nancy F. Wright, Died Sept. 15, 

1851, ^t. 3 ms. 
(Unideutiiied.) (Broken) Died Aug^*: {broken) 1742. 


By Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Esq., of Boston. 
[Coucluded from page 41.] 

5. Rev. John^ Wilson {Rev. JoJin,^ Rev. William^ D.D., William,^ 
gent., William^), born in England, in Sept., 1621, was brought to 
New England by his father on the latter's second voyage, in May, 
1632. He was graduated in the first class at Harvard College, in 
1642, was admitted to his father's church in Boston on Mar. 3, 
1644, and was admitted freeman May 26, 1647. After preaching 
several years, he became assistant to Rev. Richard Mather, at Dor- 
chester, in 1649, and after two years' service here, removed to Med- 
field soon after the settlement of that place, and in Dec, 1651, was 
installed as the first minister of the new town, where he was or- 
dained pastor on Oct. 12, 1652, in which service he continued for 
forty years, until his death, besides performing the duties of phy- 
sician and schoolmaster. His homestead in Medfield was situated 
on the site of the present Town Hall. By a contemporary he is 
referred to as " gracious and godly, a faithful and useful man, well 
esteemed." He died Aug. 23, 1691, aged nearly 70, having on the 
previous Sunday " preached both forenoon and afternoon, fervently 
and powerfully." 
VOL. lxi. 9 


128 Descendants of Rev. John Wilson, [April, 

In his will, made three days before his decease, he mentions his 
wife Sarah; son John (to whom he bequeathed his share of the 
Brain tree farm) ; daughter Sarah, wife of Josiah Torrey, formerly 
wife of Paul Batt ; daughter Susanna, wife of Grindall Rawson ; 
and grandchild Thomas Weld son of his daughter Elizabeth, de- 
ceased, formerly wife of Thomas Weld. (Suffolk Co. Probate, 
vol. viii, fol. 58 ; and " History of Medfield," p. 522.) 

He married, about 1648, Sarah,^ daughter of Rev. Thomas^ and ^ 

Susanna Hooker of Hartford, Conn. Mr. Hooker, a powerful and ' 

distinguished Puritan preacher, was born at Marfield, co. Leicester, 
England, July 7, 1586 ; educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 
B.A., 1608, M.A., 1611; fellow of the University, 1612-1620; 
rector of Esher, co. Surrey, 1620-1625; preached at Chelmsford, ' 

CO. Essex, 1625-1629, where he was silenced for non-conformity; 
kept a private school at Little Baddow, co. Essex, 1629-1631 ; 
being persecuted, went to Holland, where he preached two years at 
Delfthaven, and a few months at Rotterdam as assistant to Rev. 
Dr. Ames ; came to New England in Sept., 1633, and located first at 
Cambridge, whence, in June, 1636, he removed to Hartford, Conn., 
where he served as minister until his death, July 7, 1647. 

Children : ^ . I 

i. John,' b. July 6, 1649 ; d. young. 

ii. Sarah, b, in 1650; m. (1) about 1672, Paul,^ b. in Salisbury, Mass., g 

Eeb. 18, 1643, son of Christopher^ and Ann (Bayntou) Batt, who • 

settled in Boston as a merchant, where he d. i^ 1678, having had 
three children ; m. (2) May 5, 1680, Lieut. Josiah,* b. in 1650, son of p 

William^ Torrey of Weymouth, who resided in Boston, 1680-1682, | 

Mendon, 1682-1696, Bristol, 1707-1717, Barrington, R. I., 1717- 
1726, and Mansfield, Conn., from 172G, until his death, Oct. 30, 
1732, aged 82, having been a man of influence in all the com- 
munities in which he had lived. They had five children. 

iii. Thomas, b. Sept. 12, 1652 ; d. Dec. 14, 1652. 

iv. ELIZ.UJETH, b. Nov. 9, 1653; d. Nov. 19, 1653. 

v. Elizabeth, b. about Sept., 1656; d. July 19, 1687; m. Nov. 9, 1681, 
Rev. Thomas^ Weld, b. June 12, 1653, son of Thomas* Weld of 
Roxbury by Dorothy* dan. of Rev. Samuel^ Whiting of Lynn, 
Mass., and grandson of Rev. Thomas* Weld of Roxbury, an 
associate of the "Apostle" John Eliot. Mr. Weld graduated 
from Harvard College in 1671, and for a few years taught school 
in Roxbury while studying divinity with Rev. Samuel Danforth. 
As early as May, 1679, he was preaching in the frontier town of 
Dunstable, where he was ordained and settled Dec. 16, 1685. and 
continued until his death, June 9, 1702. They had four children. 
By a second wife, Mary Savage, he had three more children. 
6. vi. John, b. June 18, 1660. || 

vii. Thomas, b. Nov. 18, 1662; d. Nov. 27, 1662. ^^ 

viii. Susanna, b. Dec. 1, 1664; d. July 8, 1748; m. Aug. 30, 1682, her 
second cousin. Rev. Grindall Rawson, b. Jan. 23, 1659-60, son of 
Hon. Edward Rawson of Boston by Rachel Feme his wife, and 
grandson of David Rawson of London, who m. Margaret, dau. of 
Rev. William^ Wilson, D.D. He graduated at Harvard College 
in 1678, studied divinity with Rev. Samuel Torrey of Weymouth, 
and on Oct. 4, 1680, began preaching at Mendon, where he was 
ordained Apr. 7, 1684, and continued in service for nearly thirty- 
flve years, until his death, Feb. 6, 1714-15. He also preached to i 

the Indians in their native tongue, and published several trans- 
lations into the Indian language of current reliojious tracts. His 
intellectual abilities, faithfulness, piety and zeal, were highly com- 
mended by his friend and classmate Rev. Cotton Mather. They 
had eleven children. 

1907.] Desceyidants of Rev. John Wilson. 129 

6. Dr. John« Wilsox {Rev. John,^ Rev. John,'' Rev. William,^ D.D., 
William,^ ge?iL, William^), born in Mediield, June 18, 1660, for 
some unknown reason left Harvard College soon after his admis- 
sion, but received an excellent education from his father in divinity, 
medicine, and law. Soon after becoming of age, he was employed 
as a schoolmaster for several terms by his native town, and he was 
also engaged at times to assist his father in the ministry. In 1682 
he went to New Haven, Conn., where he preached for over a year, 
and in a letter from Col. John Dixwell to Rev. Increase Mather 
he is spoken of as " a verie hopef ull yonge man of good abillities." 
(4 Mass. Hist. Soc. Coll., vol. 8, p. 165) ; but he returned to Med- 
field in the autumn of 1684, and resumed school teaching there ; 
and after his father's death, an attempt was made to settle liim per- 
manently as the latter'a successor, but not being popular or success- 
ful there as a preacher, the project was voted down by the town. 
Thereupon he relinquished the ministry, and removed to Braintree 
in 1692, settling on the southern half of the farm which was granted 
to his grandfather and willed to him by his father. Here he resided, 
cultivating the farm, practicing medicine and performing legal ser- 
vices, until his death in 1728. By reason of his education, large 
estate, and distinguished ministerial family connections, he occupied 
a leading social position, and was popular and prominent in town 
affairs from 1695 to 1710, often serving on committees and as 
moderator at town meetings, and was Representative to the General 
Court in 1698. In 1696 he received a commission as captain of 
. one of the local military companies, and on June 7, 1700, was ap- 
pointed a Justice of the Peace, offices of distinction at that time. 

Dr. Wilson died intestate, and on Dec. 26, 1728, his estate was 
divided equally among his grandchildren John^ and Margaret^ Wilson 
(children of his eldest son. Rev. John'^ Wilson, Jr., deceased), and 
his children, Roger and Edmund Wilson, Sarah Marsh, Elizabeth 
Low, Alice Belcher, and Mary Baxter. (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 
xxvii, fol. 5.) 

He married, July 4, 1683, his cousin Sarah,'' baptized in Milford, 
Conn., in 1662, died in Braintree, Aug. 20, 1725, daughter of Rev. 
Roger^ and Mary (Hooker) Newton. Mr. Newton came to New 
England when a youth, and was educated for the ministry by Rev. 
Thomas Hooker, whose daughter he later married ; was minister at 
Farmington, Conn., 1652-1657; went back to England but re- 
turned in 1660 ; and was settled over the church at Milford, Conn., 
where he died June 7, 1683, and his wife Mary died Feb. 4, 1676. 
Children : 

i. Sarah/ b. In New Haven, Apr. 1, 1684; m. Aug. 28, 1701, John,^ 
b. Feb. 17, 1678-9, son of Lieut. Alexander^ and Mary (Belcher) 
Marsh of Braintree. They had eleven children. 
7. 11. John, b. in Medfleld, May 31, 1686. 

ill. Elizabeth, b. in Medfleld, Oct. 31, 1689; m. about 1722, Samuel* 
Low (Sarauel,^ Anthony,' John^), b. Mar. 29, 1701, d. 1749, of 
Barrington and Warren, R. I. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. lii, fol. 
177.) She died leaving a dau.^nne, whom. Dec. 10, 1743, Joseph 
Bosworth, Jr., of Rehoboth, and two sons, John Wilson aud 
Hooker. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. cvii, fol. 35.) Samuel^ Low 
m. (2) (int. rec. Jan. 31, 1735-6), Isabel Greene, by whom he had 
a son Samuel.* (This corrects the account of this family in Aus^ 
tin's " Gen. Diet, of R. I.," p. 339.) 

130 Descendants of Rev. John ]Yilson. [April, 

8. iv. Roger, b. in Medfield, X\^^. 20. 1G91. 

V. Edmund, b. iu Braintree, July 27, 1G05; probably passed his life 
in Braintree, "vvliere but meagre mention is to be found of him; d. 
unmarried, in the military service, in 1747, his brother-in-law 
Moses Belcher being administrator of his estate. (Suffolk Co. 
Probate, vol. xli, fol. 34.) 

i. Alice, b. in Braintree, June 9, 1698 ; m. Jan. 3, 1726-7, as his second 
wife. Moses, ^ b. in 1G74, son of Moses^ and Mary (Nash) Belcher 
of Braintree. (Ukgistek, ante, vol. Ix. p. 134.) She died, with- 
out issue, in May, 17.54, leaving a v/ill, dated Maj' 8. 1754, iu 
which are named : cousin {i. e. nephew) Joiin Wilson of Sherborn ; 
husband Moses B.-lcher; brother R')ger Wilson; step-daughter 
AnneCrosl)y; sister Mary, wife of Gregory Baxter ; Alice, dau. 
of John Marsh; brother Roger's three children, viz., John, Mary, 
and Hannah; children of cousin {i. e. niece) Ann " Bozard " 
(Bos.vorth) decea>ed; Jerusha, dau. of Alexander Marsh; Moses, 
son of Moses Marsh; Wilson, son of Wilson Marsh; and Jemima, 
dan. of Samuel Marsh. This will was offered for probate May 24, 
1754, and is on file, l)ut was disallowed June 11, 1754; and oc 
Sept. 10, 1755, her est;;te w;is divided amongst her I)r(>t;ici"> and 
sisters or their representatives. (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 1, 
fol. 518.) From this it is evident that her husband died soon 
after her. 

vii. Mauy, b. in Braintree, Aug. IG, 1702; d. Aug. 11, 1789; m. Oct. 
17, 1728, Gregory, b. FebT 14, 170G, son of Capt. John and Huldah " 
(Hayward) Baxter of Braintree. He graduated at Harvard Col- 
lege in 1725, but pursued no profession, residing on a farm in 
Braintree, where lie d. Jan. 9, 1763. They had several children, 
of whom three survived. 

7. Rev. John'^ Wilson {Dr. John,^ Rev. John,^ Rev. John,'^ Rev. WiU 
liam,^ D.D., William,'^ gent., William^) was born at Medfield, May- 
Si, 1686, an'i taken to Braintree in childhood by his parents. He 
graduated at Harvard College in 1705, and the high social po.sition 
held by his family is shown by the fact that his name was placed 
at the head of the class. He then studied divinity, and about 1710 
was settled over a small Congregational Church newly organized 
in a village situated in the southw^estern part of Swansea, which in 
1717 became the town of Harrington, R. I. After three vears' * 

service here, he was suddenly cut oii" by death, in 1713, at the early 
age of 27. 

Of his attainments and character no account has been discovered. ■ 
Ke marrie<I, at 2*Ieu(ioii, M:iv -'3. 1711, Margaret Hali, perhan.s a 
sister of Hon. Hugh Hall of Boston (who was son of Hon. Hugh Hall 
of Barbadoes, by Lydia, daughter of Capt. Benjamin and Lydia 
(Scottow) Gibbs of Boston). She married second, Oct. 25, 1719, 
Rev. Samuel, born in Enfield, Conn., Mar. 2G, 16'JO, son of Samuel 
and Hannah (Morgan) Terry, a graduate of Harvard College in 
1710, minister at Harrington, R. 1., 1718-1726, who preached at 
Uxbridge, Mass., in 1728, and was schoolmaster at Mendon in 1733. 

Children : , 

9.1. JonN,8 b. Apr. 28, 1712. If 

ii. MahG-viikt, b. about 1714; m. in 1730, Obed Hussey of Nantucket. 
On Dec. 29, 1735, Obed Hussey of Nantucket and Margaret his 
wife acknowledged the receipt of £307. G.O from Mr. John Wilson 
of Mendon, gent., for her interest in their father's share of their 
grandfather's estate iu Braintree. (Suffolk Co. Frobate, vol. 
xxxii, fol. 440.) 


1907.] Descendants of Rev. John Wilson, 131 

8. Roger' Wilsox {^Dr. Johi.^ Rev. Jolin,^ Rev. John,^ Rev. WilUam,^ 
D.D., William^- gent., William^), born in Medfield, Aug. 20, 1691, 
was taken to Braintree in infancy by his parents. He was the 
first member of the family in six generations who did not acquire 
a liberal education and take a profession, becoming an ordinary 
yeoman, and never attaining even local prominence or distinction. 
In fact, it may be inferred from what few mentions are found of 
him that he was much inferior to his ancesters in character, attain- 
ments, and position in the community. In Mar., 1717, he was 
sued by his father-in-law, Capt. John Mills, for £18.10.0 expended 
. by the latter to support Roger's wife and children, who had been 
deserted and neglected for over a year. His wife complained, "if 
my father had not supplied me, 1 and my children must have 
suffered, if not perished." (Suffolk Co. Court Files, No. 11591.) 
He resided in a house belonging to his wife's family, and ^jradually 

'' sold off his interest in the paternal farm ; and on July 29, 1754, he 
sold to his son John and son-in-law Ebenezer Field his share in the 
estate of his sister Alice Belcher, which is the last mention found of 
him, and no probate record of any estate appears. (Suffolk Co. 
Deeds, vol. Ixxxvii, fol. 112.) 

He married, about 1714, Hannah,^ born Feb. 2, 1688-9, daugh- 
ter of Capt. John^ and Hannah Mills of Braintree. Capt. Mills 
was an enterprising, wealthy, and influential man, and for many 
years took a leading part in the affairs of the town of Braintree, 
which he represented in the General Court in 1709, '10, '12, '16, 
'18, '21. 
Children : 

i. SusAXNA,^ b. Apr. 27, 1715 ; bapt. and admitted to the church, Feb. 
11, 1727-8; d. unmarried, Mar. 22, 1748-9, aged 34. (Braintree 
Church records.) 

ii. Mary, b. Jan. 12, 171G-17; bapt. and admitted to the church, Aug. 
25, 1734; living in May, 1754, according to the will of her aunt 
Alice (Wilson) Belcher (see supra) ; no further record. 

ill. Hanxah, b. in 1719 ; bapt. and admitted to the church. Mar. 21, 
1741-2; ra. June 25, 1744, Ebenezer, Jr., b. Nov. 12, 1722, d. about 
1799, son of Ebenezer and Abigail (Neal) Field of Braintree. 
She d. before 1765, leaving six children, and her husband married 
again and had one daughter. 

iv. Abigail, b. jn 1722; bapt. and admitted to the church, Mar. 6, 
1747-8; no further record. 
10. V. John, b. Feb. 15, 172;3-4. 

vi. WiLLLVM, b. Dec. 12, 1726; bapt. and admitted to church. Mar. 6, 
1747-8; his wife (name not given) joining at same time; elected 
hojj-reive of Braintree, Mar. 5, 1759. On Apr. 11, 1759, William 
Wilson of Braintree, aged 32, enlisted in Col. Benj. Lincoln's 
regt. for the expedition against Canada, havinir served in the 
campaign of 1755. (Mass. Archives, Muster Rolls, vol. xcvii, p. 
126.) William Wilson of Braintree served as corporal in Capt. 
John Martin's company from Feb. 26 to Dec. 5, 1760 in the Crown 
Point expedition, and 150 miles travel home allowed on pay ac- 
count. (Mass. Archives, Muster Rolls, vol. xcviii, p. 294.) This 
is the last record found of him, and it is supposed that he removed 
from Braintree, and that his descendants are extinct. It is likely 
that he was the William Wilson whose marriage intention with 
Elizabeth " Speer" was recorded in Boston, Oct. 1, 1747. She 
was probably the Elizabeth Spear, b. in Braintree, Jan. 4, 1728, 
dau. of Nathaniel and Thankful (Woodward) Spear. Chifdren : 
1. Elizabeth,^ bapt. Sept. 18, 1748. 2. Susanna, bapt. Apr. 10, 
1757. No further trace of these children has been found. 

132 Descendants of Rev. John Wilson. [April, 

9. Dr. John^ Wilson {Rev. John,'' Dr. John,^ Rev. John,^ Rev. John,^ 
Rev. William,^ D.D., William,^ gent., William}) was born Apr. 28, 
1712, in that part of Swansea which later was Barrington, R. I., 
and graduated from Harvard College in 1733, the high social posi- 
tion of the family placing his name seventh in a class of thirty- 
eight graduates. On May 22, 1735, he sold to Moses Belcher his 
interest in the Braintree farm of his grandfather Dr. John* Wilson. 
(Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. li, fol. 6.) He then studied medicine, 
and about 1737 settled in Sherborn, Mass., where he resided and 
practiced his profession about twenty years, until his decease June 
13, 1750. On May 8, 17G5, Benjamin Learned and Elizabeth his 
wife, Mary Wilson, Jr., Alice Wilson, and Sarah Wilson, all of 
Sherborn, conveyed to Edmund Billings land in Braintree of their 
late father. Dr. John Wilson late of Sherborn. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
vol. cvi, fol. 187.) 

He married at Mendon, June 28, 1738, Mary , who died 

in Dublin, N. H., June 12, 1774. 

Children : 

i. Mary,' b. perhaps in 1738; living, unmarried, in 1765; no further 

ii. Elizabeth, b. July 25, 1740; d. Mar. 12, 1771; m. Apr. 11, 1765, 
Dea. Benjamin, b. Jan. 23, 1741-2, son of Capt. Edward and Abi- 
gail (Morse) Learned of Sherborn. In 1767 they settled in Dub- 
lin, N. H., where he d. Sept. 5, 1818. They had three children. 

ill. Alice, b. Aug. 4, 1742; d. Nov. 7- 1805; m. Feb. 2, 1766, Capt. 
Samuel, b. Aug. 24, 1740, son of Capt. Joseph and Deborah (Fair- 
bank) Twitchell of Sherborn. Soon after their marriaije, they 
settled in Dublin, N. H., where Capt. Twitchell became a leading 
man in the town, and d. Apr. 16, 1820. They had ten children. 

iv. Sarah, b. Feb. 8, 1744-5 ; living, unmarried, in 1765 ; no further 

V. John, b. Nov. 14, 1747; a lad of great promise; d. in 1756, aged 9 
years, termiuatinf? a line of seven generations distinguished in 
professional life for nearly 200 years. 

vi. Hannah, b. June 2, 1753 ; d. 1757. 

10. JoHN^ Wilson {Roger,'' Dr. John,^ Rev. John,^ Rev. John,^ Rev. 
William,^ D.D., William,'^ gent., William}), born Feb. 15, 1723-4, 
in that part of Braintree which later became Quincy, passed his life 
in his native town, where he carried on the occupation of tailor. 
His house was probably situated on Adams St., near Common St. 
He does not appear to have been a member of the church, no men- 
tion of him appears in the town proceedings, and he evidently oc- 
cupied a humble and obscure position in the community. During the 
Revolution, he performed a week's service from Mar. 4 to 11, 1776, 
in Capt. John Hall's company, on an expedition to R. I. (Mass. 
• Archives, Muster and Pay Rolls, vol. ii, p. 82.) On July 29, 1754, 
he and his brother-in-law Ebenezer Field, Jr., were deeded by his 
father the latter's interest in the real estate of Alice (Wilson) Bel- 
cher, and on Nov. 6, 1755, John Wilson, tailor, and Thankful his 
wife, and Ebenezer Field and Hannah his wife, conveyed tha 
same to Ebenezer Pope. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vols. Ixxxvii, fol. 
112, and cvii, fol. 34.) He died in Quincy (formerly Braintree), 
Sept. 25, 1807. 

He was probably the John Wilson who married, in Boston, Dec. 
30, 1744, Thankful Cowell, and by her he probably had no issue. 
He married second, in Braintree, Dec. 1, 1774, Alice Peaks. 


Passenger Lists to A.merica. 


Children by second wife : 

i. Hannah,^ b. perhaps in 1776. On Nov. 3, 1807, John Wilson of the 
Co. of Suffolk, and Henry Wilson and Hannah Wilson of the Co. 
of Norfolk, for §150 conveyed to Thos. Nightengale, cordwainer, 
of Quincy, a certain house standing and being in Quincy between 
two roads, formerly the property of Mr. John Wilson late de- 
ceased, being in the crock of the roads leading to the " six hun- 
dred acres" so called. (Norfolk Co. Deeds, vol. xxxi, fol. 192.) 
No further record found. 

ii. Capt. John, b. Feb. 19, 1778; settled in Boston in 1801, where he 
followed the occupation of pilot for sixty years, and then retiring 
from business, returned to his native town of Quincy, where he 
d. Jan. 26, 1865, aged 86 yrs. 11 raos. 7 ds. (Records of Quincy.) 
He had three wives and seventeen children, but only one son had 
issue, viz., Capt. Joseph H. P.,^° b. about 1833, from 1865 to 1890 
a pilot in Boston, who had an only son, Edward Smith, ^^ b. in Bos- 
ton, Sept. 15, 1859, the last male descendant in America, bearing 
the family name, of Rev. John"* Wilson of Boston. 

iii. Henry, b. in 1781; was a cordwainer in Quincy, where he d. 
July 25, 1847, aged 66 yrs. ; m. (1) (int. rec. at Weymouth, Oct. 
1, 1802) Amity Badlara, who d. Sept. 5, 1803, aged 22 yrs., leav- 
ing an infant who d. six days later. By a second wife, of whose 
marriage no record has been found, he had children who d. in 
infancy on Sept. 25, 1807, and Oct. 26, 1807. He probably left no 


Communicated by Gerald Fotheroill, Esq., of New Wandsworth, London, 


[Continued from Vol. 60, page 349^.] 

Passengers on the Brig George of New Bedford, bound for New York, 
in addition to the list before laid before the Privy Council, sworn at Dub- 
lin, 29 Aug., 1803, Jacob Taber, Master. 

Peter Roe aged 30 Ross Merchant 

Stephen French " 45 Carrick on Suir " 

Hugh Madden " 30 Dublin Clerk 
Mat« Joyce " 18 " " 

Passengers engaged to sail on board the Brig George of New Bedford, 
Jacob Taber, Master, for New York, sworn at Dublin, 29 Aug., 1803. 

John O'Brien 





Mich^ Bannon 





John Lyons 





Mark Evans 



Queens county 


Ann Evans 



his wife 

James Hennesy 





Patrick Doyle 





Bernard Fitzpatrick 





His wife & child 

,» . 

Heny OHara 





Peter Roe 






Passenger Lists to America. 


Shepherd French aged 45 Carrick on Suir merchant 
Mat" Joyce " 18 Dublin clerk 

Passengers of the American Ship Susan, John O'Connor, Master, from 
Dublin to New York, sworn 6 Sept., 1803. 

Abraham Bell 



New York 



Robert Bleakly 




linen merchant 


Dav'^ " 




u ,_,« 


M" Mathews 





Simon Felix Gallagher 



Catholick pastor 


John Carbery 



Danish Island 



John Watters 






James Hornidge 



New York 



John Curtis 




super cargo 


Thomas Roberts 



England , 



John North 






Laurence Toole 






Walter Flemiug 



New York 



Hugh Maddin 






Roger Morris 






William Sedgwick 






Arthur Fulham 
Jane Hughes 
Mary Kelly 
Mary Matliews 
Mary OBrien 
Ann " 
Eliza Langley 
Margaret Nowlan 
Biddy OConnor 
Mary Larkin 
Mary Ann Reilly 



Tin w n 



-.. ii 
























List of passengers on the Fortitude of New York, Hezekia Pinkham, 
Master, bound for New York, sworn at Cork, 1 Sept., 1803. 

John Sullivan Scully 

aged 35 



Mary " " 




wife to same 

James Ryan 



Ban try 


Mary " 




wife to same 

James Long 




shop keeper 

Denis Sullivan 




11 11 

■ * 

Corn " 





John Barry 





Mary Harte 




sailors wife 


Mary Harte 




child to same 

John Harte 




U (( 

Tho^ Johnson 






Mary Stewart 






W"^ Devayne 



Exter Devon 

now in Cork gentleman 

Harriott " 




daughter to same 

Charlotte " 




4( ii 

James Hughes 




America, now in Cork, 


Mary " 





wife to same 



Passenger Lists to America. 


A List of Passengers of the 


American of New York, from Londc 

derry to New York, sworn 

at Londonderry, 10 Sept., 1803. 

John Patton 

aged 34 

New York 


Robert Boreland 





Mary '•, 





Hannah McGhee 





Edward McGowan 



Tamlaght, Derry 


"William Dunn 





Thomas Buchannon 





John Don ally 



N T Lamavady 


John Patterson 





Mathew " 





George " 





Eliza " 




James Dougherty 





James Cormick 





Rebecca " 





Alexander McKinley 





John Tor bet 





Thomas Miller 





David " 





Marth " 









Robert Foster 





Martha Foster 





William Browne 





Margaret Browne 





Philip McGowan 



Gleek Tamlaght 


Grace " 





Philip " jun"- 




John M^Kenney 



New York 


David Birket 





William Beatty 



New York 


George Lindsey 





William Cook 





Isaac Cockran 



New York 


James M*^Farland 





Alex M'liJtire 



Waterside, Londonderry 


Edward M' Clary 



Tamlaght, Derry 


Mary McGhee 





>r,'' ', 

Additional list of Passengers intending to proceed to New York on board 
the American Ship Susan, from Dublin, sworn 13 Sept., 1803. 

John Price 

aged 35 

New York 



Thomas Dawdal 





John Gavan 




Tho^ Flood 




Andrew Flinn 




Patrick Sennott 




Francis Murphy 




Owen " 




Andrew Connor 





Passenger Lists to America. 


aged 26 

Names of persons who wish 
of Philadelphia, indorsed from 

Ephraim Lee 
Edw*^ Lee 
Hugh Gably 
Rob* Walsh 
Alex"^ Fulton 
Tho^ Kelly 
Edw*^ Donelly 
Will Lowry 
Tho^ Service 
Sarah Dawson 
Marcus Toole 
Jane Toole 
John Dodds 
Henrv Wilson 
John Thompson 
Patrick MuUan 
James Strachan 
John Johnson 
Nath^ Byst 
Jane Develin 
Roger " 
Patrick M^Key 
Alex'" Stewart 
James Ganet 
Mathew Timoly 

to go to Philadelphia in the Snow George 
Belfast, sworn 22 Sept., 1803. 

Kilishandon co. Cavan Farmer 

Tho^ Armstrong 
Mary Armstrong 
Tho' Mathews 
Eliza " 
Joseph Wilson 
John Puraphy 
























Killinchy co. Down 
Downpatrick " 








Dromal , 


























































A List of Passengers on board the Beisi/ for New York, sworn at Newry, 
22 Sept., 1803. 



James Kilheath 
Jane " 

Pat Murray 
Sarah " 
Robert Smith 
Jenny " 
James Conwell 
Catherine " 
Anthony " 
Bernard " 
Jeremiah " 
Mick Burns 
George Tedford 
Eliza " 

Rachael Weston 
Pat M^Cullough 

aged 25 














Charlestown, America Lady 
Armagh Farmer 



n' , 


I^assenger Lists to America, 


Sally jNFullo ugh aged 27 Armagh 

Pat Cassidy " 17 " Farmer 

John Humphry " 32 Richmond, America. At present in Lisburn, 

Ireland. Merchant 

Owen M*^Uraney " 22 Carrickadrummond Labourer 

James Moore " 45 Cranfield " 

Nelly Small " 30 Down 

Sam^ Patterson " 

21 Grange 


of ]\ 


his Wife 


his Son 




his Daughter 


A List of Passengers who have engaged to go in the Brig Lady Wash- 
ington, John Luscombe, Master, from Belfast to Charleston, sworn 22 
Sept., 1803. 

Jane M*^Cance of Blackumigo, So. Carolina 

William Craig of Mageradroll, Co. Down 

Agnes Craigh his Wife, child & servant boy, of MagerdroU 

Hugh M'^Cauce 

Elizabeth " 

Hugh " 

Samu^ '* 

Jane " 

John Blackwood of Clough 

David Bell of Belfast, Co. Antrim 

Sam^ Carson " " " 

Arthur ONeill of Drumarra, Co. Down 

Sam^ Leslie of Kilmore " 

Will°^ Leslie " " « 

John Wilson & Wife of Ballycam " 

William Hoey of Ballykill, Co. Antrim 

John Young of Glenary, Co. Antrim 

John Sherlock " " " 

Sam^ Rabb of Ballinahurch " 

Thomas Caldwell of Broad Island 

William Caldwell " " " 

Widow Lamont '* Charleston, S** Carolina 

John Lowry of Garvagh, Co. Down Farmer 




































• a 
























L Kenny 

A List of Passengers of the ship Independance who have contracted to 
take their Passage to New York in the said ship being of the burthen of 
300 Tons and upwards, Mathias Fleming, Master, sworn at Londonderry, 
31 Oct., 1803. 

Edward M'^Kelvy aged 35 Farmer 
M" M^^Kelvy ** 35 House Wife 

Three Children to the above 
Luke Creyon aged 20 Labourer 
Roger Creyon " 18 " 

John C Steward " 24 Farmer 
Francis Wood " 26 Labourer 

Isabella Wood with her infant Child 
Thomas Leary aged 28 Farmer 
Michael Leary " 20 




L Kenny 





Passenger Lists to America, 


Rose Caffrj 

aired 18 


Rap hoe 

Thomas Laughlin 





Thomas Caffiy 





John Hopkins 




L Kenny 

John Fisher 





W" Latemore 





Mary Latemore 




James Ward 





Henry Tory 





Jaseph Robinson 





Marg' Miller 





Mathew M^Dole 





T. M'Dole 





List of Passengers intending to go to Xorfolk in America with the Ship 
Venus, Resolve Waldron, Master, Burthen 246 Tons, sworn at Dublin, 
11 ^^ov., L803. 

Merchant Dublin, No 13 Little Britten st 

" Smithfield, No. 45 

Physician 17 Crampton Court 

John Sherman 
Edward Rooney 

aged 18 



George M'Entire 
M" M^Entire 
Edward Dempsy 
Thos Dempsy 
Mary " 

Esther " 
Judy " 

Catherine " 
Thos Best 




ii a ii 

Klimbullock, Kings Co 








List of Passengers on 
at Cork, 18 Feb., 1804. 

Margaret Mahony 
Anne " 

Goody Burke 
Ellen " 
Edward " 
Biddy " 
Denis . '* 
John Buen 
Pierce Corbett 
Sam^ Grace 
Thos Mackay 
Ellen " 
Ellen " 
Thos Brien 
Thos Brook 
Denis Flanii^an 

board the Fortitude bound to New York, sworn 

aged 30 





. 7 

« 22 

" 19 




her daughter 
her daughter 
her son 
her daughter 
her son 


his wife 
her daughter 





County Waterford 








List of Passengers going to New York on the George of New Bedford, 
sworn at Belfast, 25 Feb., 1804. • 
Andrew Smith aged 24 farmer Downe 

James Sprowl " 30 *' 




Descendants of John BurhanTc. 


Alexr Cocliran 

aged 36 



Agnes " 



& four children 

Elenor Martin 




Margt Fleming 




W" Hinger 




Peter OHamill 




Thomas Duncan 




John Johnston 




John Crothers 




W"^ Crothers 




Rt " 



& four children 

Thos Gray 




Jane Gray 




Hans Wilson 




Edw Templeton 




Jane Templeton 




John Dawson 

• • 




David Rea 





To be continued.] 



By Louis Marinus Dewey, Esq , of Westfield, Mass. 

1. JoHN^ BuRBANK was made a freeman at Boston, Mass., May 13, 
1640, and lived at Newbury, Haverhill, and Rowley, Mass. He was 
allotted 50 acres of land at Sutheld (then in Massachusetts), July 17, 
1674, and settled in Feather Street. 

He married first, Oct. 15, 1663, at Newbury, Susannah, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Susannah (Jordan) Merrill, who died Oct. 10, 1690, at 
Sutfield ; married second, at Springfield, July 15, 1692, Sarah, widow of 
John Scone, of Westfield, and daughter of Elisha Hart, who died Aug. 19, 
1602; and married third, at Springfield, Jan. 9, 1693-4, widow Mehitable 
Sanders (Sufheld records say Saunders of Windsor), who died Feb. 24, 
1727-8. He died Juue 1, 1700. not far from 70 years old. 

Children by first wife: 

i. Tdi<>tiiy,2 b. May 30, IGGS, at Haverhill. 

2. ii. John, b. Aug., 1670. 

3. iii. EiiKNEZER, b. Mar. 4, 1673-4. 

Child by third wife, born at Suffield : 

iv. Susanna, b. Nov. 23, 1695; d. Dec. 19, 1752, at Westfield, Mass.; 
m. in 1726, Ebeaezer^ Plielps (Isaac, = George^), b. 1687, d. 1757. 

2. JonN^ BuRBANK {Johfi^) died Mar. 25, 1729, aged 58, at Suffield, 
where he had been town treasurer, selectman, and held other im- 
portant offices. He married, Dec. 21, 1699, Mary, daughter of 
Launcelot and Joanna (Adams) Granger, born at Newbury, Mass. 
His widow, Mary, married second, July 3, 1734, John, born 
Oct. 22, 1672, died May 18, 1737, at Suffield, son of Capt. Anthony 












140 Descendants of John Burhanh, [April, 

Children : • 

JoHN.^Jb. Feb. 18, 1701. 
Abraham, b. Sept. 8, 1703. 
JOANNAH, b. Aug. 19, 1705. 
Mary, b. May 26, 1707. 
Tlmothy, b. Aug. 1, 1709. 
Caleb, b. Dec. 21, 1712; d. Aug. 16, 1716. 

Lois, b. Jan. 15, 1714-15; m. Mar. 24, 1734, Richard, b. Mar. 31, 
1708, at Windsor, son of Atherton and Mary Mather. 

3. Ebenezer^ Burbank (John^) lived at SufSeld, Conn., and there 

married, Oct. 9, 1699, widow Rebecka Pritchard, who was ad- 
mitted to the church in 1721. 

i. Ebexezer,^ b. Aug. 5, 1700; d. Dec. 26, 1722, at Hanover. 

ii. Samuel, b. Sept. 15, 1702; d. Feb. 23, 1721. . 

iii. Thankful, b. Sept. 3, 1704; m. July 10, 1727, Joseph Pomeroy. 

iv. Anna, b. Oct. 5, 1707; d. Dec. 7, 1710. 

V. LiDiA, b. Oct. 5, 17 LO; d. Oct. 22, 1710. 

vi. Caleb, b. May 30, 1712; d. June 13, 1712. 

vii. Noah, b. Sept. 6, 1713. 

viii. Dinah, b. June 16, 1719. 

4. John' Burbank (John,^ John^) lived at Suffield, Conn., and there 

married, Jan. 3, 1732-3, Rachel, born Feb. 13, 1707-8, at Suffield, 
daughter of Nathaniel and Abigail (Hovej) Austin. 
Children : 

i. Theode,* b. Oct. 2, 1733; d. June 11, 1741. 

ii. John, b. Jan. 6, 1734-5; d. May 27, 1741. 

iii. Kachel, b. Jan. 22, 1737; d. July 4, 1741. • 

iv. Mary, b. Apr. 3, 1739. 

7. V. Ebenezer, b. May 5, 1741. 

vi. John, b. July 5, 1743; probably lived at Granby, Conn., and m. in 
1798, Asenath, dau. of Edward and Asenath Chapin of Springfield, 
vii. Daniel, b. Mar. 27, 1744. 
viii. Theode. 
ix. Seth. 
X. Elias. 
xi. Joel. .. 

5. Abraham' Burbank (John,'^ John^) lived at Suffield, Conn., where 

he was captain, and died Nov. 20, 1767. His estate in Connecticut 
and Massachusetts inventoried over £3,970. He married, Jan. 31, 
1728, Mehitable, daughter of Nathaniel and Mehitable (Partridge) 
Dwight, who was born Nov. 2, 1705, at Northampton, and died 
Nov. 20, 1767, according to Suffield records, on same day as her 
,, husband. 

Children : 

i.,* b. July 28, 1729. 

ii. Abia, b. Jan. 5, 1731-2. 

iii. Elenor, b. Apr. 4, 1734. * 

8. iv. Shem, b. May 21, 1736. 

9. V. Abraham, b. Feb. 24, 1738-9. 
vi. Ruth, b. Aug. 26, 1741. 

vii. Anne, b. Aug. 20, 1744; d. Dec. 27, 1767. - ' 

6. Timothy^ Burbank {John^ John^) lived at Suffield, and there mar- 

ried, May 14, 1733, Esther Hanchett. 

1907.] Descendants of John Burhanh, 141 

Children : 

i. SiBBiL,* b. Feb. 18, 1734-5; d. June 30, 1741. 

ii. AsHBEL, b. Nov. 11, 1737; d. July 1, 1741. 

iii. Esther, b. Oct. 31, 1739 ; d. June 22 or 23, 1741. 

iv. SiBBiL, b. Oct. 20, 1741. 

V. AsHBEL, b. Feb. 8, 1743-4; d. Nov. 15, 1744. 

vi. ASHBEL, b. Sept. 8, 1745. 
10. vii. Timothy. 

viii. Thomas (probably), m. Oct. 18, 1779, at Springfield, Elizabeth 
Higgins of West Springfield, and had: Sarah,^ b. Apr. 14, 1781, 
and Mary, b. Jan. 25, 1783. An Elizabeth Burbank was bapt. at 
Springfield, Oct., 1803, aged 21. Thomas* was probably father of 
Solomon, who m. Dec. 31, 1812, at Turkey Hills, Roxana Lankton 
of West Springfield, where they settled. 

7. Ebenezer^ Burbank (John,^ John,^ John^) lived at Suffield, and there 

married first, Mar. 31, 1768, Chloe Allen, who died May 5, 1769, 
aged 55 ; and married second, May 30, 1771, Eunice, born Apr. 20, 
1750, died Mar. 9, 1841, aged 91, daughter of Joseph, 2d, and 
Eunice (Seymour) King. He died Nov. 8, 1803, aged 62. 
Children : 

i. Pelatiah Allen, 5 b. Apr. 28, 1769; d. Dec. 30, 1825, aged 57; a 
captain; m. July 4, 1803, Elizabeth King, who d. May 4, 1864, 
aged 84 ; had nine children, recorded at Sufiield. 

ii, Joseph Ki^g, b. Aug. 17, 1772; lived at Saffield; m. Dec. 24, 1795, 
Esther Medcalf [Metcalf] ; had five children. 

iii. Chloe, b. Apr. 9, 1774. 

iv. Ebenezer, b. June 23, 1776. 

V. John, b. July 4, 1778: lived at Sufiield; m. May 3, 1807, Sarah 
Sanderson; had six children. 

vi. George Anson, b. Mar. 1, 1784; d. June 22, 1836, at Suffield. 

vii. AsENATH, b. Mar. 26, 1787; d. Nov. 15, 1842, aged 55. 

viii. Experience, b. Dec. 22, 1789. 

ix. Charlotte, b. May 28, 1792; d. June 8, 1867, aged 75. 

8. Shem^ Burbank (Abraharriy^ John,^ John}), a captain, died about 1800, 

at Granville, Mass. He graduated at Yale College in 1758, lived 
at Sutfield, Conn., and married, Dec. 29, 1761, Anna Fitch. 
Children, born at Suffield : 

i. . Thomas,* b. Oct. 3, 1762. 

ii. William, b. Nov. 20, 1763; m. Delight ; had William,' who 

d. July 25, 1793; buried at Suffield. 
iii. Anna, b. Dec. 15, 1764. 
iv. Lucy, b. June 11, 1766; d. Jan. 13, 1769. 
V. Abraham, b. Dec. 30, 1767. 
vi. Samuel Fitch, b. 1769; d. Jan. 1, 1770. 
vii. Lucy, b. Jan. 10, 1771. 
,viil. Henry, b. Nov. 20, 1772. 
ix. Samuel, b. Dec. 20, 1774. 
X. George. 
xi. Robert. 
xii. Ann, was over 14 yrs. old in Oct., 1800, when her brother Henry 

was appointed her guardian. 

9. Abraham* Burbank (Abraham,^ John,^ Jokn^) graduated at Yale 

College in 1759. He lived at Feeding Hills, Agawam, Mass., and 
died there, Aug. 5 (or 6, gravestone), 1808, aged 69. He married 
Bethiah Cooley (one account says Cushing), who died Dec. 23, (or 
22, gravestone), 1768, aged 28; and entered an intention of mar- 

142 Dickens Family. [April, 

riage at Springfield (which then inclnded Feeding Hills), Oct. 13, 
1770, to Sarah, daugliter of Col. Seth Pomeroy of Northampton. 
Child by first wife : 

i. Frances,^ b. July 23, 1763; m. Sept. 22, 1785, at Feedin.j? Hills, 
Alexander Wolcott of Springfield, later of Windsor; had children. 

Children by second wife : 

ii. Roland, b. June 15, 1772; d. Sept, 20, 1845, at Feedini? Hills; m. 

(1) about 1800, Sopliia , who d. Jan. 28, 1814, ased 37; 

m. (2) Feb. 16, 1815, Henrietta Palmer; six of his children d. 

very younj:?. 
iii. James, b. Mar. 7, 1775 ; lost at sea, in 1805. 
iv. Arthur, b. Oct. 9, 1776; d. Jan. 11, 1777. 
V. Sarah, b. Feb. 1, 1778. 

vi. Mary Po.mekoy, b. Oct. 20, 1779 ; d. July 14, 1851. 
yii. Arthur, b. Jan. 9, 1782; m. Nov. 27, 1810, at Feeding Hills, Sarah 

Bates of West Sprinstl -Id, -who was from Huddani, Conn. 
viii. Theoda Hunt, b. June 28, 1783 ; d. June 26, 1828. 
ix. SuSAN^'A, b. July 27, 1785; d; Mar. 21, 1841. 

10. Timothy^ Burbaxk {Timothy? John^ Johi^) lived at Agawam, Mass., 
and was a sergeant in the Northern army of the Revolution, July 9 
to Ang. 12, 1777. Later, he was a captain. 

He married first, Dec. 6, 1770 (Agawam church record), Lydia 
Roe of Springfield, who died Dec. 23, 1773, aged 23, and is buried 
in the Old North burying-ground at Agawam, as are her children 
Lydia a'nd David ; and married second, Hannah Ripley of Windham, 
who died Feb. 16, 1805, aged b2, and is buried at Feeding Hills, 
■with an infant, Anne. . . 

Children by first wife: 

i. Lydia, ^ d. Sept, 4, 1771. ; 

ii. David, b. Mar. 11, 1773; d. Mar. 11, 1777. 

Children by second wife : 

iii. Anne, d. Jan. 19, 1782. 

iv. Lydia, bapt. June 29, 1783, at Agawam ; m. Feb. 13, 1809, Elijah 
Belcher of Berkshire, N. Y. . 

V. Hannah, bapt. Jan. 30, 1785. 

vi. David, bapt. Sept. 3, 1786; m. Oct. 26, 1808, at Feeding Hills, 
Nancy Morley. 
. vii. Chhistopher, bapt. Jan. 26, 1791; m. Nov. 1, 1813, at Feeding 
Hills, Lucia Leonard, who d. July 20, 1826, aged 34 ; was a colonel ; 
d. Oct. 19, 1851, aged 60, and is buried in Feeding Hills old ceme- 

viii. Frances, bapt. July 24, 1792. 




By Matt Bushxell Jones, LL.B., of Newton Center, Mass. 

1. Jeremiah^ Diggins was living in Hartford, Conn., as early as Apr. 
18, 1677, on which date he brought action vs. Thomas Cadwell for detain- 
ing land appointed to his wife Mary by the executors under the will of 
Edward Stebbins. His wife, Mary, was daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth 

1907.] ' Dickens Family. 14 


Cadwell and grandJaughter of Dea. Edward Stebbins of Hartford. She 
was bora Jan. 8, 1660, and died at Windsor, Conn., Nov. 9, 1736. 

On Mar. 11, 1678-9, he sold one-third part of seven acres of land given 
by Dea. Edward Stebbins and his wife Frances to the three children of 
Thomas Cadwell. This was apparently an exchange for land at Podunk in 
Windsor, where he was living as early as April, 1681. 

In the will of Robert Morris of Hartford, dated Nov. 9, 1684, bequests 
are made to Jeremy Diggins and his three children, Mary, Jeremy and 

His name appears frequently in Windsor deeds until 1730, when he 
conveyed land " unto mv obedient grandson Jeremiah Diggons the third 
of Windsor." He died^Nov. 23, 1736. ■ 

Children : 

i. Mary,'^ b. about 1677-8. , 

2. ii. Jkremiah, b. about 1678-9. 

iii. Elizabetpi, probably younger than Jeremiah, b. before 1G84. 

iv. Thomas, b. after 1684; m. Dec. 31, 1719, Mary, b. Nov. 15, 1694, 
dau. of Hezekiali Loomis. No record is found of any children, 
and probably there were none. The inventory of his estate was 
tiled Apr. 2, 1720, and his brother Jeremiah was appointed admin- 
istrator, May 3, 1720. 

2. Jeremiah'^ Dikixs {Jereyniah}) , born 1678-9, died Jan. 22, 1745, in 

his 67th vear, and is buried in the East Windsor Hill Cemeterv, 
where his o^ravestone savs he died Jan. 23, 1744-5. He married 
Rebecca, born Feb. 7, 1691-2, daughter of Edward Elmore (see 
their deed of Jan. 13, 1737, of '• the lot laid out to Edward Elmor 
father of said Rebekah," Windsor Deeds, vol. 7, page 75 ). 

His estate was settled Apr. 2, 1745, by agreement signed by the 
widow, the three sons, and Thomas Kilbourn for the daughter. 

Children : 

3. i. Jereml^h,^ 1707. 

4. ii, Joseph, b. Apr. 2, 1710. 

iii. Mary, m. Thomas Kilbourn of Middletown, Conn., of whose estate 
her brother John was an administrator, Dec. 8, 1762. 

5. iv. John, b. 1717. 

3. Jeremiah^ Diggens {Jeremiah,"^ J.iremiah'^), born at Windsor, Conn., 

in 1707, died there Aug. 30, or 31, 1757, aged 50. His will, dated 
June 15, 1757, names wife Mary and minor son Augustus. Feb. 
12, 1737-8, he voted as a proprietor of Windsor, in the right of 
" my grandfather Diggons." 

His wife, Mary, was daughter of John Smith of Windsor (see 
Digest of Flartford Probate Records, vol. 3, page 648). 

Children : . , 

I. Mary,"* d. June 8, 1752, aged 10 yrs. 

II. Augustus, a minor in 1757, was livin? in "Windsor in 1772, when he 

was chosen lister, but prior to 1774 he removed to Enfield, and 

was living there in 1797 ; m. Sebra , and had a dau. Mary,* b. 

in Enfield, Aug. 30, 1785. 

iii. Theodore, d. Mar. 22, 1753, aged 6 yrs. 

iv. John, d. Aug. 1, 1751, aged 2 yrs. 

4. Joseph^ Diggins {Jeremiah,^ Jeremiah^) was born at Windsor, Apr. 

2, 1710, and died Feb. 9, 1791. He was a pupil of Rev. Timothy 
Edwards. He served as Sergt., under Capt. Ebenezer Grant, upon 
an " Expedition into ye Frontiers," Dec. 19, 1745 ; and was com- 
VOL LXI. 10 

144 Dickens Family, [April, 

missioned Ensign, Oct., 1749. It is said that Gov, William Frank- 
lin was quartered at his house, under a juvenile guard, during his 

He married, first, about 1735, Elizabeth, born Oct. 2, 1711, died 
Dec. 22, 1760, daughter of William Stoughton. This marriage was 
against the wish of the bride's father, and Edwards refused the 
communion to the young couple, and refused to baptize their child- 
ren, unless Diggins should make public confession of his " scandalous 
offence." The church seems to have taken the young man's part, 
and endeavored in every way to persuade the pastor to recede. A 
lengthy controversy ensued, which finally developed into a trial of 
the pastor's power and right to negative a vote of the church. The 
struggle continued for several years, and is fully recorded in " A 
Narrative of the Troubles in the Second Church in Windsor from 
the year 1735 to the year 1741," a manuscript of Gov. Roger 
Wolcott in the possession of the Connecticut Historical Society at 

In 1740, Diggins had his "children" baptized by Rev. Mr. 
Woodbridge of the East Hartford Church, but was later received 
back into the East Windsor Church. 

He married second, Esther , who died Nov. 3, 1801, aged 


Children : 

6. i. OLiVEit,* b. about 1735-6. 
ii. Jebusha, m. Luke Wolcott. 
iii. Naomi, b. Aug, 8, 1741; m. June 30, 1763, Samuel Tudor; d. Oct. 30, 

iv. Ann, d. July 3, 1752, aged 5 yrs. 3 mos. 
V. Tryphena, d. July 28, 1752, aged 3 yrs. 1 mo. 

5. JoHN^ Diggins {Jeremiah,"^ Jeremiah}), born in 1717, died at Chat- 

ham (now Portland), Conn., Aug. 20, 1773. He was prepared for 
college under Rev. Timothy Edwards, and graduated at Yale in 
1740. He was called "Captain." His first wife was Hannah 

, who died at Middletown, June 5, 1754, aged 24 ; and he 

married second, Ann , who survived him and died Apr. 23, 

' 1813, in her 87th year. 

Children named in the settlement of his estate : 

i. Wells.* 

ii. Hannah, m. Dr. Thomas Wells. 

6. Oliver* Diggins (Joseph,^ Jeremiah,'^ Jeremiah}), born about 1735, 

died at Weathersfield, Vt., in 1819, where he settled in 1781. His 
wUl, dated June 15, 1815, probated Mar. 13, 1819, names nine of 
his children. He married, Sept. 20, 1758, Mehitable, daughter of 
Hezekiah and Mary (Stoddard) Porter. He was a soldier in the 

Children, the last six perhaps not in order of birth : 

i. Martin,^ d. Apr. 25, 1759, aged 3 mos. 

ii. Martin, b. about 1760 ; served in the Revolution ; m. Abigail ; 

d. in Weathersfield, Feb. 23, 1846, aged 86; had children. 
iii. Luke, bapt. May 9, 1762; of Hartford, Conn., in 1801; m. Camilla, 

dau. of Richard Skinner. 


Tingey and the Merchant Captains. 


iv. Russell, bapt. Dec. 17, 1763; m. Sibyl ; d. in Windsor, Dec. 

24, 1802 ; had children : Estlier^^ Betsey^ Ehoda, and Olive. 
V. Tkyphena, m. in 1785, Ezra Butler, afterwards Governor of Yt. 
vi. Mehitable, unmarried in 1815. 
vii. John. 

viii. Elizabeth, perhaps m. Thomas Reed of Weathersfield, Vt. 
ix. Jerusha, m. Benjamin Reed, Sr. ; d. Jan. 23, 1834, aged 61. 
X. Naomi, m. in 1796, James Joslin ; d. Jan. 13, 1845. 
xi. Anna. 


Communicated by Hon. Frank WAaaEiv Hackett, A.M. 

The following extract from the letter book of Captain Thomas 
Tingey of the Navy, preserved at the Navy Department, Washing- 
ton, affords a glimpse of the extent of our weakness, as a naval 
power, in 1799. Captain Tingey could not leave his station to 
convoy this fleet of vessels ; nor had he a ship to spare for the 
performance of that duty. His conduct was subsequently approved 
by the President. The incident is not without historic interest ; 
and the list of shipmasters may be worth preserving in the Reg- 
ister : 

St. Christophers 27th June 1799 
Thomas Tingey, Esq"^., 

We the undersigned American Masters of Vessels now 
laying in this port, and ready for sea with valuable cargoes which if arrive 
safe in America will pay a large sura to the Revenue — This fleet now to 
sail being bound home will probably keep far to the Eastward, which being 
an indirect course for those bound to America, and a great detention — 
We humbly petition you would take us under your convoy 

John Bulkley 

Robert Tate David Forster 

H. Church 
Elliot Deering 
WilP Goodshall 
Elehu Doley 
Sam^ Tibbals 
J. Hempstead 
Thos Dyson 
Tho« MacCray 
Jerem : Buckman 
Will°^ Hugans 
Sam^ Gillpatrick 
Asael Riley 
Lewis Paterson 
Asa Benton 
Josias Carver 

Rob^ Johnson 
W°" Cowell 
Nath^ L Terry 
Nath^ Boush 
John Hammett 
John Tittle 
WilP Rush 
Eben"^ Gove 
Joseph Hewes 
J. Prentiss Jun^ 
Step° Whitehouse 
Rich^ Price 
Thos Attarick 
Jeremiah Thomdike 
Gideon Rea 

Zenos Rogers 
Jason Bordman 
Rob' Ilsley 
Valentine Pease 
H. Winchester 
Josias Barron 
Josiah Simpson 
Sam^ IngersoU 
Simeon Bray 
Peter Fry 
Sor Hopkins 
Eben" Graves 
Rich'* Dixey 
Sam* Nolan 
Allan Drinkwater 
Peleg Tupper 

146 Tlngey and the Merchant Captains, [April, 

Ganges at St. Christophers 27 June 1799 
Gentlemen : 

Your favor of this morning was duly handed to me, and has been ma- 
turely considered 

It would have given me infinite satisfaction, to have anticipated your W\\ 

wishes, by an immediate offer of my services, and the protection of the 
Ganges, to the extent of your desires. But considering the tenor of my 
orders and the situation of the station, I am constrained to advise you to 
prepare and sail with the British convoy of to morrow, proceedinsj with 
them as far as latitude 26° N : and on parting with them, to shape a Course 
far westerly for 2-i or 36 hours. 

I have reason to expect more of our public force hourly, and should any 
arrive under my direction they shall be sent with you. If a senior officer 
comes I shall with much pleasure attend you myself. But as the time is 
so short, I cannot help repeating my desire that you do not fail to embrace 
the opportunity of the British Convoy. 

, I am with Regard Gent" 

Your obed* serv* 
To Captains Thomas Tingey 

John Bulkley, Robert Tate 
and all the Commanders of American 
Vessels now at St. Christopher. 

In a letter to the Secretary of the Xavy, dated " Ganges, at sea ij 

off St. Bartholomews, 29th June [1799]," Captain Tingey says: 

About noon [27th June] a deputation from the masters of the American 
homeward bound vessels call'd on me with a written request to convoy 
them home. I convrnc'd them that I could not attempt it consistent with 
the tenor of my orders, and advis'd them to take benefit of the British 
Convoy, at least to latitude 26° N. assuring them at the same time I would 
certainly go that far with them myself, were it not that the a'foremention^ 
convoy would answer their purpose. I told them farther that should any 
public ship arrive, that might be under my command, she should proceed 
with them. 

They urg'd that the greatest danger lay from Bermudas to Cape Hatte- 
ras and wish'd me to proceed with them — a measure in my mind so ex- 
tremely incompatible with my orders, that a compliance would justly have 
forfeited my Commission. They appear'd satisfied, but at evening call'd 
again, to know if I had reconsidered the matter. I assar'd them I had 
very maturely, and felt assurance that I had no right of election as to the 
steps I should pursue — as the convenience of the convoy, about to sail, <i 
would go farther with them than I dare do. I offer'd them if they would 
wait, or call at dawn of the morning on board I would give a written an- 
swer for their justification. 

I mention these matters more particularly, and inclose copies of theirs 
& my letter, as, although these gentlemen, while with me appear'd satis- 
fied and behav'd with much politeness — yet I am told that to my Officers, 
when out of my presence, they spoke with much acrimony^ and threat'ned 
to publish my refusal of Protection. [ 

I should hold my Commission of very little estimation indeed if it were i 

to subject me to the capricious orders of every score commanders of Mer- ^ ^ 

chant vessels that might meet together. 




1907.] Edmund Farwell Slafter. 147 


By Charles Knowles Bolton, A.B. 

The death of Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, on September 22, 1906, 
removed from the religious and social life of Boston a stately and 
genial personality. Dr. Slafter had for years taken an active part 
in the affairs of many organizations, varied in the character of their 
work and widely useful. The last paper which he read before the 
Massachusetts Historical Society was a thorough study of the Eng- 
lish "Book of Sports, " issued by James I. in 1G18, and in the ru- 
ral life of its period. Although then a man of ninety, Dr. Slafter's 
voice was clear and steady, and his appreciation of humor as marked 
as it ever had been. This well-preserved old age was a constant 
source of quiet pleasure to him ; he lived simply and methodically, 
and loved to tell others how to live to attain four score and ten. 

Dr. Slafter has given in the " Memorial of John Slafter, with a 
genealogical account of his descendants, " (Boston, 1869) some- 
thing of his ancestry. John Slaughter (the ugh pronounced as in 
laugh) came from Great Britain to Lynn about 1680, and to Con- 
necticut about 1716. A son Samuel, one of the original proprietors 
and first treasurer of Norwich, Vermont, had twelve children ; 
among them were Eunice Slafter, the great-grandmother of John G. 
Saxe the poet, and John Slafter of Norwich, grandfather of Dr. 
Slafter. This John Slafter was a trusted patriot, who carried out 
in his district the difficult task of taking possession of and confiscat- 
ing the property of tories. As a soldier and as an administrator he 
was so much employed that he with difficulty found time to carry 
on properly his large and successful farm. His wife Elizabeth, 
daughter of Edmund and Mary (Farwell) Hovey of Mansfield, Con- 
necticut, brought to the family a sturdy Massachusetts ancestry. 
Their son Sylvester, an intelligent farmer and fruit grower of Thet- 
ford, Vermont, was the father of the subject of this sketch. Mr. 
Slafter lived in the fine old parsonage of Rev. Asa Burton, D.D., 
and revered his life and work to such a deorree that the child Ed- 
mund must have felt the influence of that clergyman's honored ca- 

Edmund Farwell Slafter was born in Norwich, May 30, 1816, 
the seventh of the ten children of Sylvester and Mary Armstrong 
(Johnson) Slafter, and was baptized by Rev. Dr. Burton. He 
was fitted for college at Thetford Academy, and graduated at Dart- 
mouth College in 1840. After studying theology at the Andover 
Theological Seminary, he served as rector of St. Peter's Church, 
Cambridgeport, from 1844 to 1846. A short term followed as rec- 
tor of St. John's Church, Jamaica Plain, from 1846 to 1853, and 

148 EdmiLud Farwell Slafter. [April, 


then Dr. Slafter withdrew on account of ill health ; thenceforth he 
devoted himself to the American Bible Society as superintendent 
for the Protestant Episcopal Church (1857-1877), and to other 
charitable and scholarly pursuits. He married, August 16, 1849, 
Mary Anne Hazen, the daughter of Charles Hazen of Boston, and 
grand-daughter of the Hon. William Hazen of St. John, New 
Brunswick. Through marriage this branch of the Hazen family has 
wealthy and distinguished connections in England and Germany. 

The work of the New England Historic Genealogical Society 
held his interest from the days of his becoming a member, Decem- 
ber 4, 1861. To its welfare he gave many years as a member of 
committees, as Corresponding Secretary from 1867 to 1887, as a 
Director from 1867 to 1889, and as a frequent writer for the Reg- 
ister. Historical studies filled much of the time of his later life. 
He was an incorporator of the Prince Society in 1874, sixteen years 
after its organization, and as President was for many years its mov- 
ing spirit ; to him directly or indirectly belongs the chief credit for 
many of its valuable monographs. He edited or wrote for the se- 
ries : " Sir William Alexander and American Colonization " (1873), 
a complete history of his eflTorts to plant colonies in this country, es- 
pecially in Nova Scotia, and on Long Island, from 1621 to 1641 ; 
" Voyages of the Northmen to America" (1877), a translation of 
the Icelandic Sagas, with an explanatory and historical introduction 
and notes ; and " John Checkley ; or. The evolution of religious 
toleration in Massachusetts Bay" (1897). Dr. Slafter also wrote 
the Memoir to accompany Champlain's Voyages, which appeared as ^ 

part of the series. Among his lesser papers were sermons "On the 
occasion of the death of Gen. Zachary Taylor, " and on " The plant- 
ing and growth of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United - 
States " ; pamphlets on " The assassination Plot in New York in ; 
1776"; "Copper coinage of the Earl of Stirling, 1632"; "The | 
Landing of the Hessians, 1776"; " Royal memorials and emblems .( 
in use in the Colonies before the Revolution " ; " Prehistoric copper fe 
implements " ; and " The Vermont Coinage." His Discourse de- 
livered on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the New 
England Historic Genealogical Society is still an important source 
of information relating to its early days of work and usefulness. 
Another publication which bears testimony to the breadth of interest 
in his studies is entitled : " History and Causes of Incorrect Latitudes 
as recorded in the elournals of early writers, navigators and explor- 
ers. " He also fulfilled the kindly oflSce of biographer for several 
of his friends, including Fitch Edward Oliver, M.D., Charles W. 
Tuttle, and Rev. William S. Bartlet. With writing and study 
came membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the Prince So- 
ciety, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Boston Numis- 
matic Society, the Royal Historical Society in England, and many 




1907.] Descendants of Hugh Jones, 149 

other organizations. He also served on the School Committee in 
Roxbury and in West Roxbury. 

Dr. Slafter was very active in Boston, and jQi continued his in- 
terest in the Academy and the College of his youth. He devoted 
much time to research, writing, and editing, and, as the years 
passed, his horizon widened and his circle of friends increased. 
Ever a good executive, he possessed also that native shrewdness 
which delights in the honorable accumulation of a competency, and 
in the management of property. He enjoyed his leisure because he 
found so many means of employing it for the present generation and 
for posterity. The less arduous duties of the clergyman he fulfilled 
to the end of his ninety years, serving the diocese of Massachusetts 
as registrar from February, 1884, and as an assistant to the rector of 
Trinity Church, assisting regularly in the communion service. The 
large and valuable Diocesan Library owes its origin and growth en- 
tirely to him. Dartmouth College gave him the degree of A.M. in 
1865, and that of D.D. in 1890. 

Rev. Dr. Slafter's funeral was conducted by Bishop Lawrence, 
assisted by the rector of Trinity and two other clergymen ; the burial 
was at Forest Hills Cemetery. His wife died many years ago, 
leaving no children. He bequeathed a fine painting of himself* to 
the Massachusetts Historical Society, and a considerable estate to 
literary and charitable societies, including the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society. His home for many years had been at 249 
Berkeley Street in Boston. He died in Hampton, New Hampshire. 


' By Joseph Gardner Bartlett Esq., of Boston. 

The surname Jones ranks first in number among the family names 
of Wales, one Welshman in seven bearing the name; in England 
it holds second place, being barely exceeded in frequency by Smith ; 
and among the old family names of New England it is outnumbered 
only by Smith, Brown, Johnson, Clark, White, Davis, and Williams. 

Being of patronymic derivation, it came into use as a hereditary 
family surname during the fifteenth century ; and being almost al- 
ways of Welsh origin, it is found in England most frequently in 
those counties nearest to Wales. 

Over fifty colonists bearing the name, progenitors of families, set- 
tled in New England before 1700, most of whom came from England, 
although doubtless the majority were originally of Welsh descent. 

♦ The accompanying poi-trait, from a plate loaned by the Massachusetts Historical 
Society, is engraved from the painting. 

150 Descendants of Hugh tfones. [April, 

1. HuGH^ Jones, progenitor of the particular Jones family herein 
treated, was born about 16i35, came to New England about 1650, and set- 
tled in Salem, Mass., where he resided the rest of his life, and died about 
1688. The following deposition secured presumably to establish a claim to 
some property in England, affords authentic particulars of his orio-in and 
emigration : '' These presents are to certifie unto whome it may conceme 
that wee Thomas Cromwell and John Cromwell whoe have beene lon^ in- 
habitants here in the towue of Salem, in ye countie of Essex, heare in New 
England, doe testiiie that wee have known Hugh Joanes, as one comino- 
from Englaud in ye same shipp with us into the contry above thirty yeares 
agoe (and as we understood abord Mr, Stratton's ship) that he came from 
Wincanton and was servant to Mr. Robert Gutch : and his sister and Eliza- 
beth Due and Margaret White and James Abbott and John Vining as wee 
understood came from the same place : and the same Hugh Joanes that 
came along with us into ye contry is now liveing. Taken upon the corpo- 
rall oathes of ye sd Thomas and John Cromwell in court at Salem the 27 
of June 1682. And alsoe ye sd Hugh Joanes then personally appeared in 
Court being in health. Attestes Hilliard Veren, Clerk." (Essex Co. 
Deeds, vol. vi, fol 28.) 

Wincanton is a small parish in Somersetshire, England, of which the 
existing registers do not begin until 1636. 

His '' service " with Robert Gutch was perhaps as an apprentice ; and 
after its expiration, it appears that he was for a while in the employ of 
Thomas Gardner of Salem, as in June, 1660, he made a deposition in re- 
gard to the estate of Joshua Conant beginning, " I Hugh Jones doe witness 
that while I lived with my master Mr. Gardner," etc. ; also, in Nov., 1661, 
Hugh Jones, aged 25 years, testified in regard to a colt " formerly owned 
by my master Mr. Gardner." (Essex Co. Court Files.) About this time 
he married, and on Nov. 18, 1661, received from the town a homestead 
grant of about three acres of laud near the brook running down to the 
mill. (Salem Town Records, Essex Institute Hist. Coll., vol. xl, p. 114.) 
This land " Hugh Jones, planter," sold to William Robinson of Salem, on 
Apr. 22, 1673 (Essex Co. Deeds, vol. iv, fol. 63); and on Apr. 13, 1674, 
he bought of Thomas Gardner, five acres in the " North Neck," formerly 
the property of Henry Skerry. (Essex Co. Deeds, vol. iv, fol. 54). No 
records are found of his possession of any other land. 

Hugh^ Jones appears to have been a farmer, and a man of small property 
and humble position in the community ; and the struggle for existence must 
have been a strenuous one in rearing his large family on his small estate. 
His descendants for five generations lived mostly in Middlesex and Worces- 
ter Counties, Mass., and Hillsborough County, N. H. They were a vigor- 
ous, hardy, long-lived race of farmers and blacksmiths, reared large families, 
were continually pioneers to new settlements on the advancing frontiers, and 
most of them were at some period engaged in the military service. None 
of them obtained a liberal education or acquired more than local distinction. 
^ The record of the decease of Hugh^ Jones has not been found, but it 
may be surmised that he came to a mysterious end, as, during the Salem 
witchcraft trials in 1692, Elizabeth Booth deposed that the uneasy ghosts 
of four murdered persons appeared to her ; and that " the spectre of Hugh 
Jones assured her that Mrs. Elizabeth Proctor killed him because he had 
a poght of syder of her which he had not paid her for." (Essex Insti- 
tute Hist. Coll., vol. ii, p. 198.) 

About 1694, Mary, the widow of Hugh^ Jones, removed with most of 

1907.] Descendants of Hugh Jones, 151 

the children to the northern part of Woburn.* On May 7, 1694, William 
Batters and Samuel Snow, Jr., gave bonds to the amount of £150 to the 
town of Woburn to secure the town against any expense for Mary Jones, 
John Jones, Sarah Jones, Rachel Jones, and Hugh Jones, all formerly of 
Salem, whom they had been entertaining. (Woburn Town Records, vol. 
iv, p. 26.) It seems probable that Butters and Snow had married Rebecca 
and Abigail Jones, to cause their interest in the rest of the family. 

An inventory of the estate of Hugh^ Jones was returned in Dec, 1688, 
with an additional inventory in Nov., 1690. (Essex Institute Hist. Coll., 
vol. iv, p. 175, and vol. v, p. 44.) 

He married first, June 26, 1660, Hannah, born Feb. 21, 1640-1, died 

May 10, 1672, daughter of John and Margaret Tompkins of Salem; and 

married second, Dec. 31, 1672, Mary, baptized Mar. 29, 1649-50, died in 

Woburn, May 29, 1717, daughter of John and Martha (Tompkins) Foster 

of Salem, who was a cousin of his first wife. 

Children bv first wife : . 

1. Hannah, 2 b. Feb. 9, 1660-1; d. Oct. 1, 1662. 

ii. Sarah, b. in 1662; d. Oct. 12, 1662. 

iii. Sarah, b. Apr. 30, 1663; d. sooa. - 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 2, 1664. 

V. Maky, b. Jan. 30, 1665-6; m. Jan. 1, 1683-4, John, b. Sept. 28, 1663, 

d. in 1713, son of John and Judith (Cook) Pudney of Salem. They 

lived in Salem, and had at least five children. 

2. vi. JoHX, b. Aus:. 4, 1667. 

vii. Deborah, b. Mar. 10, 1669-70. 

3. viil. Samuel, b. Apr. 30, 1672. 

Children by second wife : 

ix. Rebecca, b. Oct. 15, 1673; probably m. in 1689, Williara, b. in 1665, 
d. Feb. 9, 1746, son of William and Sarah Butters of Woburn, who 
lived in Woburn and Wilmington, and had nine children. 

X. Abigail, b. Jan. 7, 1674-5; probably m. in 1691, Lieut. Samuel, b. 
Feb. 8, 1669-70, d. Dec. 19, 1743, son of Samuel and Sarah (Wil- 
son) Snow of Woburn, who lived in Woburn until 1724, and then 
removed to Ashford, Conn., where his widow, Abigail, d. Jan. 12, 
1747, havinir had eiuht children. 

xi. Hannah, b. May 17, 1677 ; no further record. 

xii. Rachel, b. Apr. 17. 1679; d. Dec. 10, 1715; m. Aug. 5, 1696, Daniel, 
b. July 9, 1674, d. July 7, 1717, son of Samuel and Sarah (Wilson) 
Snow of Woburn. They lived in Woburn, and had seven chil- 
dren. ' 

xiii. Sarah, b. July 10, 1681; d. Feb. 13, 1771; m. Dec. 26, 1700, Abraham, 
b. Feb. 17. 1672-3, d. ])ec. 18, 1753, son of Abraham and Mary 
(Adford) Jaquith of Woburn. They resided in Woburn and Wil- 
mington, and had fifteen children. 

4. xiv. Hugh, b. in 1683. not recorded. 

XV. Lydia, b. Feb. 20, 1684-5 ; no further record. 

2. John* Jones {Hugh}), born in Salem, Aug. 4, 1667, lived there un- 
til about 1705, and then removed to Framingham. On Mar. 1, 
1713-14, John Tarbell, Sr., of Salem, claimed two commoners 
rights in the rights voted by the town in 1702 for his own house 
and the house of John Jones on Humphrey's farm. (Salem Com- 
moners Records, Essex Institute Hist. Coll., vol. xxxvi, p. 227); 
and on Dec. 28, 1726, John Jones of Framingham, husbandman, 
for £5 acknowledged conveyance to John Tarbel of all his rights in 

♦The compiler is indebted to Arthur G. Loring, Esq., and Miss C. H. Abbott for 
assistance on the Woburn and Andover families. 

152 Descendants of Hugh Jones. [April, 

the common lands of Salem, " being that right which was allowed for 
mj dwelling house in Salem in the middle precinct of said Town." 
(Essex Co. Deeds, vol. xlvi, fol. 60.) 

John- Jones served in Sir William Phipps's unsuccessful expe- 
dition against Quebec, in 1 690 ; and his name appears on a copy of 
a list of petitioners, in 1737, for a grant of land for this service. 
(Register, ante, vol. xxx, p. 192.) No settlement of his estate is 
to be found. 

He married, Jan. 7, 1696-7, Marah, or Mary, Knowlton of Read- 
ing, who was admitted to the Framingham' church, May 17, 1717. 


i. John, ^ b. June 11, 1706; d. young. 

5. ii. John, b. July 15, 1709. 

3. Samuel^ Jones [Hugh}) was born in Salem, Apr. 30, 1672, and re- 

moved to "Woburn about 1694, where he passed the rest of his life 
as a farmer, and died in 1753, over 80 years of age. But little infor- 
mation has been found of him. His will, dated Oct. 18, 1733, pro- 
bated Dec. 24, 1753, names wife Abigail, daughter Abigail Tay, 
sons Samuel, Ebenezer, and Jonathan, and son Joshua who received 
the homestead and was residuary legatee and executor. His mar- 
riage is not recorded, but his wife, to whom he was married about 
1695, was Abigail, born Apr, 4, 1677, daughter of Samuel and 
Sarah (Wilson) Snow of Woburn, as appears by a deed in which 
the eldest son, Samuel Jones, speaks of land formerly of " his grand- 
father Samuel Snow." (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. xxxiii, fol. 1.) 
Children : 

6. i. Samuel,' b. Nov. 19, 1696. 

7. ii. Ebenezer, b. June 18, 1699. 

8. ill. Jonathan, b. July 26, 1702. 
iv. Abigail, b. June 6, 1708 ; d. Sept. 26, 1778 ; m. Jan. 2, 1723-4, Lieut. 

William, b. Oct. 25, 1700, d. Dec. 8, 1780, son of Nathaniel and 
Bathslieba (Wyman) Tay of Woburn. Thiey resided in Woburn, 

and had eleven children. j^ 

y. Joshua, b. Jan. 31, 1711-12; inherited his father's homestead in i 

Woburn, where he resided during his long life ; accumulated a | 
considerable estate, and was prominent in town affairs, holding 

the oflSce of selectman twelve years; d. Jan. 28, 1790; m. Apr. 26, "^ 

1737, Abigail, b. Apr. U, 1716, d. May 17, 1809, dau. of Ephraim | 

and Grace Waters of Woburn. They had no children. In his f 

will, dated Feb. 24, 1785, probated Mar. 10, 1790, he directed that | 

his wife Abigail should have half of his dwelling house, and f) 

suitable maintenance for life, with remainder and reversion t; 

to his "friend and kinsman" William Abbot of Woburn, ap- \, 
pointed executor, who had married, in 1761, Elizabeth Tay, 

niece of the testator; the account of the executor states that i 

after Sept. 20, 1796, the widow Abigail ceased to live with him, |^ 
but went to live with Jonathan Jones (a grand-nephew of her • 
husband, and son of Jonathan,"* No. 21). (Middlesex Co. Probate.) 

4. Hugh' Jones (Hugh}), born in Salem, in 1683, went to Woburn with 

his mother, about 1694, and resided for nearly forty years in that 
part of the town set off in 1730 as Wilmington; but on Apr. 18, 
1733, he purchased of Gov. Belcher a farm of 187 acres in 
Dracut, whither he removed, and died about 1770, as his son Hugh 
was called " junior " up to 1769. (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. xxxvi, 


1907.] Descendants of Hugh Jones, 153 

fol. 252.) No record of his death or settlement of his estate has 
been found. His marriage is not recorded, but his wife was Hannah, 
bom Dec. 24, 1688, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Pierce) 
Wilson of Woburn. On Dec, 17, 1729, Hugh Jones. of Woburn 
et al., sons-in-law to Samuel Wilson, late of Woburn, conveyed to 
their brother-in-law Samuel Wilson all their interest in the estate 
of their father-in-law. (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. xxix, fol. 328.) 
Children : 

i. Abigail.^ b. Dec. 17, 1711 ; d. after 1782; m. Jan. 19, 1731-2. John 

Taylor of Woburn, b. about 1710, d. after 1782. They settled in 

Di*acut, aud had eight children. 
ii. Hannah, b. Apr. 16, 1714; m. (int. rec. Aug. 26, 1736) Joseph, b. 

July 28, 1712, son of Joseph and Sarah Coburn of Dracut. They 

lived in Dracut, and had seven children. 
9. iii. Da\td, b. July 27, 1716. 

10. iv. Jonathan, b. Jan. 20, 1718-9. 

11. V. Nathan, b. Apr. 13, 1721. 

12. vi. Nathajn'iel, b. June 5, 1723. 

vii. Mary, b. May 11, 1725 ; d. about 1758 ; m. as his first wife (int. rec. 
Mar. 7, 1746-7), Dea. Daniel, b. Feb. 8, 1722-3, d. Sept. 20, 1769, 
son of Dea. Nathaniel and Hannah (Merriam) Fox of Dracut. 
They lived in Dracut, and had six children. He m. (2) (int. rec. 
Oct.* 18, 1760) Mrs. Mary Durin, who d. Dec 22, 1761, leaving one 
child; and m. (3) (int. rec. Sept. 20, 1765) Mrs. Ruth Jaquith of 
Pelham, bv whom he had ont child. 

13. viii. Hugh, b. July 7, 1727. 

5. JoHN^ Jones {John^ Hugh^)^ born in Framingham, July 15, 1709, 
inherited his father's farm, which he occupied until his death, in 
1778. His name appears as private in Capt. Jeremiah Belknap's 
company of Framingham militia, on a roll dated April 26, 1757. 
(Mass. Archives, vol. xcv, p. 314.) * 

His will, dated Apr. 15, 1778, probated Jan. 5, 1779, names sons 
Samuel and John ; daughters Sarah Stow and Elizabeth Winch ; 
Isaiah Fairbanks, husband of deceased daughter Mary, and her two 
children Mary and Daniel Fairbanks ; and youngest son Daniel 
Jones, to whom was left the homestead and all other real estate. 
(Middlesex Co. Probate.) 

He married first, Sarah, born Feb. 12. 1709-10, daughter of 
Matthew and Sarah (Page) Gibbs of Framingham, who died soon, 
without issue ; and married second, Nov. 16, 1738, Elizabeth Gibbs, 
sister of his first wife, who was baptized Oct. 20, 1717, and died in 

Children by second wife : 

i. Sarah,* b. Jan. 16, 1738-9; d. June 16, 1830; m. (1) Nathaniel, 
b. Sept. 28, 1739, d. Mar. 24, 1774, son of Thomas and Anne Stow 
of Grafton; they settled in Charlton, and had six children ; m. (2) 
as his second wife, Nov. 16, 1786, Jonas, b. Nov. 17, 1744, d. in 
the Spring of 1811, son of Uriah and Sarah (Oake.s) Ward of 
Sturbridge ; they lived in Charlton, and by her he had no children. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 16, 1741; d. Apr. 2, 1833; m. Silas, b. July 29, 

1744, d. Sept. 19, 1834, son of Daniel and Abigail (Reed) Winch 
of Framingham. They resided in Framingham, and had six chil- 
dren recorded. 

iii. Mary, b. Aug. 7, 1744; d. about 1775; m. in 1772, Isaiah, b. in 

1745, d. in 1832, son of Jabez and Susanna (Corning) Fairbanks 
of Holliston ; they settled in Grafton, and she left two children. 
After her death, he had three more wives, and at least nine more 

154 Descendants of Hugh Jones. [April, 

14. iv. Samuel, b. Nov. 18, 174G. . - . 

15. V. John, b. Nov. 10, 1751. . 

16. vi. Daniel, b. Aug. 31, 1755. 

6. Capt. Samuel' Jones {Samuel,"^ Hugh}), born in Woburn, Nov. 19, 
1696, lived in bis native town until about 1731, when he removed 
to that part of Marlborough which in 1784 became Berlin, where 
he settled on a large farm formerly owned by Solomon Keyes. 
Here he became a prominent man, served as selectman in 1747 and 
1748, was commissioned captain of one of the local military com- 
panies, and died Apr. 3, 1769. 
;/?:.. In his will, dated Feb. 8, 1760, probated May 16, 1769, he styles 
himself "gentleman," mentions wife Susanna, eldest son Samuel, 
sons Jonathan and Silas, two youngest sons Timothy and Nathan, 
to vrhom was given land in Narragansett No. 6, eldest daughter 
Susanna Tay, daughters Esther Taylor and Sarah Jones, and 
"faithful and dutiful fourth son Ichabod," to whom was bequeathed 
the homestead. (Middlesex Co. Probate.) 

He married, May 23, 1722, Susanna, born Jan. 14, 1700-1, died 
. Sept. 17, 1795, daughter of Capt. Edward and Sarah (Walker) 
Johnson of Woburn. 

Children: ': 

i. Susanna,* b. Jan. 30, 1722-3 ; d. Mar. 15, 1803; m. William, b. July 
11, 1726, d. Mar. 17, 179J, son of Lieut. William and Abigail 
(Jones) Tay of Woburn. They lived in Woburn, and had seven 

17. ii. Samuel, b. Aug. 24, 1725. 

iii. Esther, b. Dec. 14, 1727 ; d. June 10, 1801 ; m. Oct. 28, 1756, as his 
second wife, David, b. Sept. 17, 1723, d. Aug. 30, 1795, son of 
5 Lieut. Eleazer and Judith (Hapjrood) Taylor of Marlborough. 
They lived in Shrewsbury until 1778, and then settled in that part 
of Marlboroujjh vrhich was later Berlin, on the farm formerly 
owned by his father-in-law, SamueP Jones. They had three chil- 

iv. IcHABOD, b. June 20, 1730; d. young. 

18. v. Jonathan, b. Mar. 18, 1731-2. 

vi. Sarah, b. Feb. 17, 1733-4; m. Nov. 26, 1761, Micah, b. Mar. 31, 
1735, son of Eleazer and Elizabeth (Goodale) Hathorn of Marl- 
borough. They lived in Lancaster until after the Revolution, and 
then removed to Boylston, where he d. in 1803, leaving nine chil- 

vii. Lieut. Iciiabod, b. Mar. 11, 1735-6; d. of sraall-pox. May 14, 1778; 
unmarried. He served as private in Col. Abraham Williams's co. 
of Marlborough militia, in 1757 (Mass. Archives, vol. xcv,p.326), 
and was sergt. and lieut. in the Revolution. He occupied the pa- 
ternal homestead, which he inherited by his father's will, and 
dyinjj intestate, his brothers and sisters were his heirs. On May 
23, 1778, Susanna, relict of Samuel Jones, Sr., late of Marlborough, 
William Tay and wife Snsanna of Woburn, Jonathan Jones and 
wife Elizabeth of Brookline, Samuel Jones, Timothy Jones, and 
Nathan Jones of Bolton, Silas Jones of Templeton, and Micah 
Hathorn and wife Sarah of Lancaster, conveyed to David Taylor 
of Shrewsbury all their interest in the estate of Ichabod Jones, 
late of Marlborouirh. (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. Ixxxii, fol. 25.) 

19. viii. Silas, b. May 7, 1738. 

ix. Lieut. Timothy, b. Apr. 9, 1740; lived in Marlborough, Bolton, 
and in Berlin where he was selectman in 1787, and d. in 1822, 
probably unmarried. He was a private in Col. Abraham Williams's 
CO. of Marlborough, in 1757, and served in the Revolution as 
a lieut. His will.'^dated Mar. 10, 1815, probated Aug. 6, 1822, 

1907.] Descendants of Hugh Jones. 155 

gave to his friend Asa Witt and bis family, of Berlin, the use of 
the dwelling late the property of his brother Jonathan Jones, 
until Asa Witt, Jr., became 21 ; also £100 to said Asa Witt, Jr., at 
21; all residue of his estate to Timothy Jones, 2d, of Berlin, 
yeoman. (Worcester Co. Probate.) 
X. Nathan, b. Aug. 1, 1742; lived in Marlborough, Bolton, and in 
Berlin where he d. in 1803; m. in Nov., 1767, Mary, b. Aug. 14, 
1734, dau. of John and Martha (Carter) Briice of Woburn and 
Marlborough. They left no issue. He served as private on the 
Lexington Alarm, Apr. 19, 1775. His will, dated Dec. 27, 1802, ■ 
probated in 1803, gave to wife Mary house, furniture and main- 
tenance for life; one dollar to each of his brothers and sisters, or 
their representatives, viz., to the heirs of Samuel Jones, deceased, 
to Jonathan, Silas, and Timothy Jones, to Susanna Tay, to the 
heirs of Esther Taylor, deceased, and to Sarah Hathorn; residue 
and reversion of estate to nephew Calvin Bruce. (Worcester Co. 
Probate.) Calvin Bruce was a grand-nephew of the wife of the 

7. Capt. Ebexezer^ Jones {Samuel,'^ Hugh^), horn in Woburn, June 18, 
1699, lived in his native town, and also in Wilmington, acquiring ' 
extensive estates in both places, and at one time maintaining a . 
tavern in the latter town. (Middlesex Co. Court of Sessions, 
Apr. 8, 1746.) He was an enterprising and prominent man, but 
gained his chief distinction in the military service, the traditions 
among his descendants, of his prowess in the Indian Wars, being 
confirmed by the military records. He served as Lieut, in Capt. 
Joseph Richardson's company, in the Spring of 1755, and as captain 
from Sept. 9, 1755, to Jan. 3, 1756, on the first expedition against 
Crown Point. (Mass. Archives, vol. xciii, p. 236, and vol. xciv, ' 
p. 84.) On Mar. 13, 1758, he was appointed captain of a company 
on another expedition against Crown Point, and while scouting 
near Fort Edward, on July 20, his company was ambushed by the 
I Indians at Half- Way Brook, and he and many of his men were 
killed. (Mass. Archives, vol. xcvii, p. 208; also Register, ante, 
vol. X, p. 308.) His will, dated May 20, 1758, probated Mar. 12, 
1759, names wife Phebe, sous Ebeuezer and Jacob, daughters 
Elizabeth, Phebe, and Joanna, and children of daughter Abigail, 
deceased, formerly wife of William Thompson. (Middlesex Co. 

He married first, Xov. 18, 1719, Elizabeth, born Dec. 10, 1693, 
daughter of Robert and Joanna (Farrar) Dale of Woburn, who 
was the mother of all his children; and married second (intention 
recorded July 13, 1746), Phebe, born about 1702, died in June, 
1704, daughter of Zerrubbabel and Grace (Symonds) Endecott of 
Boxford, and gfreat-iirauddau^jhter of Gov, John Endecott. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Elizabeth,'' b. Aug. 31, 1720; d. in 1759; m. (int. rec. Aug. 8, 
1742) Samuel, b. in 1713, d. about 1792, son of Martyn and Ruth 
(Endecott) Herrick of Lynnfield. They lived in North Reading, 
and had nine children. By a second wife, he had four more chil- 

ii. Phebe, b. INIar. 18, 1721-2; d. Apr. 1, 1722. 

iii. Phebe, b. Mar. 19, 1722-3; m. (int. rec. Sept. 30. 1743) Benjamin, 
b. Nov. 24, 1721, son of Joshua and Mary (Carter) Sawyer of 

iv. Ebexezer, b. Dec. 8, 1724; d. Jan. 29, 1724-5. 

156 Descendants of Hugh Jones, [April, 

V. Maj. Ebenezer, b. probably in 1727 ; lived in Woburn and in Wil- 
mington, where be d. in 1791. Like his father, he was prominent 
in military affairs, serving as sergt. in his father's company, in 
1755, in the first expedition against Crown Point, and as ensign 
in the same company on the Crown Point expedition of 1758, 
being promoted to lieut. after his father's death. He also served 
as major in the Revolution. His will, dated Aug. 8, 1778, pro- 
bated Dec. 6, 1791, mentions no children, and gives his whole 
estate to his wife Rachel. (Middlesex Co. Probate.) He m. 
July 19, 1759, Rachel, b. Oct. 25, 1736, d. about 1830, dau. of Jacob 
and Elizabeth (Damon) Sawyer of Reading, by whom he had no 
children. She m. (2) June 10, 1795, as his "third wife, Jonathan, 
b. Nov., 1745, d. Jan. 17, 1796, son of Joshua and Rachel (Varnum) 
'■■■ ^- Thompson of Wilmington. 

vi. Abigail, b. June 29, 1729; d. Sept. 15, 1757; m. Nov. 24, 1747, 
William, b. Oct. 19, 1723, d. in May, 1808, son of Dea. James and 
Abigail (Hamlet) Thompson of Wilmington. They lived in Wil- 
mington, and bad five children, He m. (2) Jan. 12, 1762, Mary 
Baldwin, by whom he had four more children; and after the 
Revolution, removed to Chester, Vt., where he d. 

vii. Joanna, b. probably in 1731; d. Oct. 10,1794; m. (int. rec. July 16, 
1748) David, b. Mar. 26, 1729, d. in 1799, son of David and Anna 
Curamings of Topsfield. They lived in Topsfield a few years, but 
settled in Woburn about 1756, where he established a tannery, 
carried on by his descendants for several generations. They had 
twelve children. He m. (2) Apr.»16, 1795, Chloe (Green-Trask) 
Harrington of Lexington. 

viii. Samuel, b. about 1733? A Samuel Jones was private in Capt. 
Ebenezer Jones's Woburn company, from Sept.. 15 to Dec. 17, 
1755, on the first Crown Point expedition. (Mass. Archives, vol. 
xciv, p. 84.) This Samuel cannot be placed among the descend- 
ants of Hugh Jones unless he were a son of Capt. Ebenezer, 
and if so, must have died unmarried soon after this service. 
20. ix. Jacob, b. Sept. 23, 1737 (family Bible). 

8. Lieut. Jonathan' Jones [Samuel," ffugh^), born in Woburn, July 
26, 1702, located in the northern part of the town, which was es- 
tablished as Wilmington in 1730, and died there. May 24, 1753. 
He was a farmer and a man of enterprise, acquiring extensive 
landed property in Wilmington and in Monson, N. H., and attaining 
the rank of Lieut, of the local military company. His will, made 
May 23, 1753, the day before his death, mentions wife Elizabeth, 
sons Jonathan and William, who had received their portion ; sons 
Joshua and David, to whom was left real estate in Wilmington ; 
sons Caleb and Josiah, who received lands in Monson, N. H. ; ^on 
Samuel, who was to have a trade and £13. 6. 8 when of age; and 
daughters Martha Carter and Elizabeth and Mary Jones. (Middle- 
sex Co. Probate.) 

He married in Woburn, Aug. 7, 1721, Elizabeth, born about 1703, 
died after 1765, daughter of William and Ruth (Richardson) Russel 
of Salem Village, and granddaughter of William Russel of Salem 
Village by Elizabeth Nurse, his wife, whose mother, Rebecca Nurse, 
was a victim of the Salem witchcraft delusion of 1692. 

Children : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. Dec. 9, 1721; d. Feb. 18, 1738. 

21. ii. Jonathan, b. Jan. 20, 1722-3. 

22. iii. William, b. Aug. 23, 1724. 

23. iv. Caleb, b. Apr. 8, 1726. 

v. Maiitiia, b. Aug. 13, 1727 ; d. Nov. 3, 1812 ; m. Jan. 23, 1752, Nathan, 
b. Jan. 2, 1727-8, d. July 21, 1807, son of Ebenezer and Lydia 

1907.] Thomas Willett. 157 

(Butters) Carter of Wilmington. They lived in Wilmington, and 
had seven children, of whom Mary, b. Apr. 22, 1756, d. Feb. 26, 
1853, m. Joseph Holt of Reading, and was the great-grandmother 
* of the compiler. 

vi. Mary, b. May 15, 1729 ; d. Feb. 5, 1738. 

24. vii. Joshua, b. Mar. 23, 1731. 

25. viii. JosiAH, b. Mar. 23, 1731. 

ix. Samuel, b. Sept. 19, 1733; d. Mar. 3, 1738. 

X. James, b. Aug. 9, 1735; d. Feb. 14, 1738. 

26. xi. David, b. Apr. 29, 1737. 
xii. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 1, 1740. 

xiil. Samuel, b. Feb. 27, d. Feb. 28, 1741-2. 

xiv. Maby, b. July 28, 1743; d. Dec. 8, 1809; m. Mar. 8, 1768, Ebenezer, 
b. Apr. 10, 1743, d. Oct. 2, 1809, son of Ebenezer and Deborah 
(Roberts) Foster of Wilmington. They lived in Wilmington, and 
had no children. 

XV. Samuel, b. Aug. 27, d. Aug. 27, 1745. 

27. xvi. Samuel, b. Dec. 19, 1746. " 

[To be continued.j 


By George Canning Burgess, A.B. 

It is a very difficult matter to arrive at any definite conclusion with re- 
gard to the details of the life of many of the earlier immigrants to the 
American Colonies, although they may have taken a very important part 
in colonial affairs. Evidently, the colonists were so engrossed in the exi- 
gencies of the work which immediately and persistently confronted them, 
that mere personal matters did not much concern them, or, if they did 
leave memorials behind them, they have long since disappeared. 

Even Bradford's History " Of Plimoth Plantation " is singularly free 
from purely personal mention, and only in the Appendix to the History does 
he mention in detail the individuals in the little company, and their increase 
and decrease. There are many of that memorable company whose names do 
do not appear on the pages of Bradford's History for a long series of years. 

Amongst the names of those who arrived at Plymouth during the early 
years of the settlement, and who became prominent in the colony, may be 
found that of Thomas AVillett, the subject of this sketch. Savage (page 
557) says of Thomas Willett : " Thomas, Plymouth, was in his youth 
associated with the Leyden congregation, 1629, and came over, as I judge, 
in the Lion, 1632, embarked in June. See 4 Mass. Hist. Coll. I. 94, 
where the official document makes his name Tobie Willett." Then follows 
a list of his children, and their marriages, and something of his personal 
history. Now, as Willett was in the employ of the Plymouth Company at 
the trading post on the Penobscot River previous to 1632, Tobie Willett 
must have been quite another person from Thomas Willett. 

Daggett, in his History of Attleborough (page 51), says, "But little is 
known of him [Capt. Thomas Willett] previous to his emigration to this 
country. He was a merchant in his native country, and probably in his 
business travels had become acquainted with the Pilgrims in Leyden, was 
a sympathizer in their religious views, and had resided with them in Hoi- 

158 Thomas Willett. [April, 

land for sorae time prior to their exile to America. * * ♦ jj^ was 
one of the last of the Leyden company, and came here probably about 
1630, a very young man at the time of his arrival — perhaps twentji-one.'* 
This does not seem to agree with itself. He could hardly be " a merchant " 
in his native country ; be engaged in business travels to any considerable 
extent ; reside with them for some time prior to their exile ; and still 
arrive in this country at the early age of twenty-one ! 

Bliss, in his History of Rehoboth (page 269), says that Willett arrived 
in this country about 1629, and adds that he had been bred a merchant, 
being at the time of his arrival eighteen or nineteen years of age. There 
is amongst historians as much uncertainty about his parentage as about 
his age. 

It has been assumed by those who have hazarded a guess upon the sub- 
ject, that Thomas Willett was the son of Rev, Andrew TTillett. The 
only foundation which I find for this assumption is an article in Vol. II. 
(page 376) of the Register, in which the author, probably Samuel Gard- 
ner Drake, writing of the Willett family says, " So far as our researches 
have extended we have met with but few instances of the name of Willett 
in English authors. There was an Andrew Willett, D.D., rector of Barley 
in the county of Herts, ' the author of more than forty treatises.' It is not 
at all improbable that he may have been the father of our Tho:mas Willett, 
as he had a numerous issue, and died in 1621." From this probability, as 
stated by an eminent authority, apparently come the statements of subse- 
quent writers who have referred to Willett's ancestry. But there is an 
origin much nearer the Pilgrim congregation at Leyden than the rector- 
ship of Barley. 

Rev. 3Iorton Dexter in his " Members of the Pilgrim Company at Ley- 
den," says : " In determining who belonged to their number the first step 
is to inquire who can be identified beyond any possible question. We 
know positively * * Bradford, Brewster, Carver, Winslow, and others. 
* * * The next step is to inquire who were associated with them 
in ways, and \^^th a degree of closeness, which warrant the inference 
that iu all reasonable probability these associates also belonged to the com- 
pany. * * * A third class, much more difficult to be determined, re- 
mains, — that of those who may have been members, but as to whom the 
evideiK-e is less conclusive." (2 Mass. Hist. Soc. Proceedings, xvii, pp. 

To the second class thus described would seem to belong a Thomas Wil- 
lett and his wife Alice, who originally came from Norwich, England, one 
of the centres of the Puritan movement, and for a time the home of Robert 
Browne who gave the name " Brownists " to the early separatists, and 
John Robinson, the beloved pastor of the Leyden congregation, but had 
resided at Leyden some 3'ears previous to 1G22, and whose names appear 
as witnesses to betrothals of members of the Leyden congregation on the 
public records. The names of sorae of their children are given, but al- 
though no record has yet been found of the birth of a son Thomas to 
Thomas and Alice Willett, is it not reasonable to suppose that our Thomas 
Willett, who had so complete a knowledge of the manners, customs and 
language of the Dutch people, and who was afterward associated so closely 
with the Pilgrims, was born in the Leyden colony, and was the son of 
Tliomas and Alice ? A color is given to this supposition, valuable only as 
far as it goes, by the fact that our Thomas, who married Mary Brown, 
after naming his first daughter Mary, presumably after her mother, gave 

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to three other daughters the names of the three daughters of Thomas and 
Alice Willett, viz. : Sarah, Rebecca, aud Esther or Hester. Mr. Dexter 
states in " The England and Holland of the Pilgrims " (page 639), un- 
qualifiedly, that he was the son of Thomas and Alice Willett. 

There is little doubt, therefore, that Thomas Willett came to Plymouth in 
1629, and was one of the thirty-five that Bradford, both in his letters and 
his History, says were the last of the Leyden congregation to come over. 

Willett's will,* made April 26, 1671, says, "being going in the sixty- 
fourth year of my age," which would make him about twenty-two years 
of age in 1629, but his grave stone says he died August 4, 1674, in the 
64th year of his age. If these figures are correct he would have been 
only about nineteen years old at the time of his arrival in Plymouth. 
Whether he were twenty or only nineteen years of age, he seems to have 
had a thorough business training, and the power of inspiring confidence in 
his abilities, for almost at once he was placed by the government at Plym- 
outh in a delicate and responsible situation. 

Writing March 19, 1629, to Gov. Bradford, James Shirley, one of the 
merchant adventurers who had made the coming of the Pilgrims possible, 
proposed a partnership with one Edward Ashley, in a kind of " running 
plantation" as he phrased it, the object of the partnership being to secure 
a large profit in the fur business which Ashley was proposing to carry on 
under a patent which he controlled on the Penobscot. With regard to 
this proposition Bradford says : " But this bussines aboute Ashley did not 
a litle trouble them ; for though he had a wite & abillitie enough to men- 
age y^ bussines, yet some of them knew him to be a very profane yonge 
man ; and he had for some time lived amonge y® Indeans as a savage, & 
wente naked amongst them, and used their maners (in w^^ time he got 
their language), so they feared be might still rune into evill courses 
(though he promised better), and God would not prosper his ways." 
(History Of Plimouth Plantation, page 170.) 

But the burden of debt pressed hard upon the little community at 
Plymouth, and they were ready to adopt any scheme which seemed to 
them feasible and honest, to help them in their undertaking to pay off 

* In Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories, vol. iii., part 1, pa;je 114. The follow- 
ing is an abstract: — Loveing sonnes James, Hezekiah, Andrew and Simuel ajipointed 
joint executors. Mr. John iSaffin, my loveing friend Mr. Robert Holmes, my deare 
brother in law Mr. James Brown, m}- deare son in law Mr. Samuel Hooker, and the 
Reverend Mr. John Myles, to be overseers. To sons James, Hezekiah, Andrew and 
Samuel, real estate, none of this property to be sold by any one until it has been ten- 
dered to the others, with the intent that said property may be inherited by those of 
my children and posterity that bear the name of Willett. To said sons or the survi- 
vors of them my library of books, divided equally, and all estate in Rehoboth or Swan- 
zey, except what I shall give to my grandson Samuel Hooker. To grandson Samuel 
Hooker, lands in Rehoboth. To grandson Thomas Saffin, lands in the !Narragansett 
country. To my son Hooker's six sons and to any other son born to him by his wife 
my daughter Mary, and to my son Saffin's four sons not already mentioned and to any 
other son born to him by his wife my daughter Martha, and to all such sons as shall be 
by my daughter Esther, lands at Narragansett. To my eldest son Jiimes Willett, 50£ 
or value thereof in lands to be paid by my three sons Hezekiah, Andrew and Samuel. 
To my daughter Esther "Willett, 50£ or the value thereof in lands to be paid by said 
three sons. To said daughter Esther, 100£ already promised as her marriage portion. 
To my four sons James. Hezekiah, Andrew and Samuel, lands. To my three sons 
Hezekiah, Andrew and Samuel, 50£ apiece toward their mainteuce in schools and 
other ways and means for attainment of learning. To grandson Samuel Hooker, 25£ ; 
to granddaughter Sarah Elliott, 50£ ; and to my old servant John Padducke, 10£. To 
the overseers of my will, 40s apiece. To the church at Plymouth 10£ ; to the church 
at Swanzey, 10£ ; and to the church at Rehoboth, £5. To the Reverend Mr. John 
Myles, 10£. The remainder of m}' personal estate to my seven children to be shared 
equally. Witnesses : Joseph Hurd and William East. John Saffin, merchant, of Bos- 
ton who wrote the will, concurred. Inventory : £2798. 14s. 7d. 
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160 Thomas Willett, [April, 

their debt in England. " So," Bradford continues, " they, to prevente a 
•worse mischeefe, resolved to joyne in y* bussines, and gave him supplies 
in what they could, & overlooked his proceedings as well as they could ; 
the which they did y® better, by joyning an honest yonge man, that came 
from Leyden, with him as his fellow (in some sorte), and not merely as a 
servante. Which yonge man being discrete, and one whom they could 
trust, they so instructed as keept Ashley in some good mesure within 
bounds." {Ibid, page 170.) This is the first reference which we have to 
Willett after he joined the Pilgrim congregation on this side, for the 
young man so discreet and trustworthy was our Thomas Willett, who at 
the age of nineteen or twenty was set to watch and keep within bounds so 
adroit and practised a rogue as Edward Ashley. 

The fears of the Pilgrim government regarding Ashley were soon real- 
ized. As Bradford says, "Ashley was taken in a trape, * * for trading 
powder & sbote with y® Indeans ; and was ceased upon by some in au- 
thoritie, who allso would have confiscated above a thousand weight of 
beaver." This loss, however, they were not made to sufi'er. " It was 
also manifest against him" that he had been guilty of other evil practices, 
" so, to be shorte, ihej gott their goods freed, but he was sent home pris- 
oner." {Ibid, page 179.) 

The command of the post was now turned over to Willett, who seems 
to have managed the business in a satisfactory manner. A part of his 
duty was to come up to the westward with their shallop or pinnace to 
fetch a supply of goods which was brought over for the purpose of barter 
with the Indians, as well as for their own sustenance. In the year 1631, 
whUe Willett and part of his company with him were on one of these voy- 
ages, their house at Penobscot was robbed by the French, and all of their 
goods of any worth they carried away " to the value of £400 or £500 as 
the cost first-penny worth." No redress could be had. That was not the 
end of their troubles. 

Bradford says: '' This year [1635] they sustained an other great loss 
from y^ French, * * * and partly by threatening, & otherwise made Mr. 
Willett (their agente ther) to approve of y® sale of y® goods their unto 
him." {Ibid, page 207.) 

There followed an abortive attempt, under the command of one Girling, 
to drive out the French. As an example of sheer stupidity this mis- 
called military expedition bears off the palm. 

In a letter to Gov. Endicott of Massachusetts Pkij, written Oct. 21, 1644, 
Sienr D'Aulnay gives an account of the capture, and in polite French phrases 
excuses it. It was himself, he says, who received the order to clear the 
coast from IS^ova Scotia to Pemaquid and Kenuebeck of all j^ersons what- 
ever, and met with Thomas Willett at Pemptagoet (Penobscot). I prayed 
him to be gone, giving him to understand, with as much civility as I could, 
that it was not a place for him to inlialnt. I did him no wrong to force 
him to depart — seeing he possessed another's right. D'Aulnay, confusing, 
as many have done since, the Puritan and Pilgrim settlements, wrote to 
the Governor of Massachusetts asking the reason of the attack by Girling, 
but as D'Aulnay says (and what migiit have been expected), "He washed 
his hands of it and wrote that he knew not of it." 

This was the end of the trading post on the Penobscot River, and Willett 
returned to Plymouth. During his command at Penobscot, viz., July 1, 
1633, he was admitted as a freeman, and in 1643 six acres of land were 

1907.] Thomas Willett. 161 

granted him for a house lot. This land was situated in the North Precinc.t 
of Plymouth, near Jones River (now Kingston), where he soon afterwards 
built a house which is now standing and occupied. 

The capture and destruction of the post on the Penobscot evidently did 
not wholly discourage Willett, for at Plymouth, July 6th, 1636, he mar- 
ried Mary, the daughter of John Brown, the elder one of the Assistants 
that year. 

Daggett, in his Sketch of the History of Attleborough (page 130), says 
that there is some reason to believe that he removed to Dorchester, and 
thence between 1641 and 1646 returned to Plymouth, aud gives a list of 
the children of Thomas and Mary Willett born in Dorchester. But an 
inspection of Dorchester records shows that the name is Millett and not 
Willett. ' 

The experience which Willett had gained at Castine, on the Penobscot, 
was soon utilized by the Pilgrims of another sphere of action. As early 
as the year 1628, Bradford says, " Having procured a patente for Kene- 
beck, they now erected a house up above in y^ river in y^ most convenientest 
place for trade, as they conceived, and furnished the same with coiiiodities 
for y* end." (History Of Plimouth Plantation, page 157.) 

This place was called by the Indians Kouissinoc, meaning the place 
where many gather. It was situated at or near the place where now stands 
the city of Augusta, the capital of Maine. We know very little of the de- 
tails of the manner of living at these out posts of the Pilgrim fathers, 
how those who were stationed there passed the long dreary winters and 
the short pleasant summer season. A brief mention now and then con- 
nects some well-known Plymouth name with the spot. All the rest is 

We know that John Rowland was in charge of the post at Kouissinoc 
in 1634; John Winslow, brother of Gov. Edward, in 1647; and Thomas 
Southworth in 1654. Thomas Willett was in command there after the 
disaster on the Penobscot in 1 635. Just when he assumed command we 
do not know, but he was certainly there in 1639, and probably did not go 
there until that date, for in 1638 he was on a committee with Gov. Brad- 
ford, Thomas Prence, Edward Winslow, and others of the town of Ply- 
mouth, " to dis^DOse of the stock given by Mr. James Shirley to the poor of 

Wiiithrop, in his History of New England, writing of the events occur- 
ring in 1639, mentions Willett, and gives us a hint of the character of the 
man. He says, *' At Kennebeck, the Indians wanting food, and there be- 
ing store in the Plimouth trading house, they conspired to kill the English 
there for their provision ; and some Indians coming into the house, Mr. 
Willet, the master of the house, being reading in the Bible, his counte- 
nance was more solemn than at other times, so as he did not look cheerfully 
upon them, as he was wont to do ; whereupon they went out and told 
their fellows, that their purpose was discovered. They asked them, how 
it could be. The others told them, that they knew it by ]\lr. Willet's coun- 
tenance, and that he had discovered it by a book that he was reading. 
Whereupon they gave over their design." (History of New England, vol. 
1, pp. 387-388.') 

Willett, probably, did not remain long at the Kennebeck, for he was 
back in Plymouth in 1640, when he was one of a committee to levy £4 
and 30 bushels of corn on the inhabitants of Plymouth and Green's Harbor. 
The next year he joined John Jenney, the miller, in building a small craft 

162 TJiomas Willeit, [April, 

of fifty tons, the cost of which was to be £200, and of which "Willett was 
to own one-sixteenth. This seems to have been the beginning of a very 
successful mercantile career, which embraced all the principal ports from 
Virginia to Holland in its scope. 

For the next ten years his home was at Plymouth, in that part of the 
town formerly referred to, where he had received a grant of one hundred 
acres of land in addition to the six acres there mentioned. This lot ad- 
joined the land of John Doane, the man who resigned the oflEice of Assis- 
tant to become a Deacon in the church, believing the two offices to be in- ' 

Although Willett's home was in Plymouth, his activities went far afield. 
He bought and sold houses and land, and gradually extended his trading 
operations as far as the Dutch settlements at New Amsterdam. He was 
active in town as well as colony affairs, being constantly appoited on im- 
portant committees. 

March 7th, 1647-8, he became the successor of Myles Standish as Cap- 
tain of the military company at Plymouth. The order of the Court was 
as follows : — '' The military company of the towne New Plimouth, haue- 
ing according to order, propossed vnto the Court 2 men for euery espetiall 
offise of thair band, the Court doe alow and aproue of — M'' Thomas 
Willit for capptain, of M'^ Thomas Southworth for lienetenant, of M"" 
Willi Bradford, Junior, for insigue." Thereafter the names of Captain 
Standish and Captain Willett appeared together in the record of many 
enterprises. ' ■ 

The peculiar customs of those early days are shown by sundry records 
relating to Capt. Willett. He was on a committee to dispose of the town's 
cattle. His share was one half peck of corn to feed town's cattle. He was 
appointed to lay rates payable in corn or other commodities. Tar was one 
of these, and passed current at six shillings a barrel less than the price at 
Massachusetts Bay. He was engaged to furnish two coats and keep 
them in readiness to pay Indians for killing wolves. These and many 
others of the same kind appear upon the town records. 

In September, 1650, a commission was appointed to settle the bounda- 
ries between the Enorlish and Dutch colonies. The Governor of New Am- 
sterdam had so much confidence in Willett that he aj>pointed him as asso- 
ciate with George Baxter (English Secretary to Peter Stuyvesant) to rep- 
resent the Dutch interests, while Simon Bradstreet and Thomas Prence 
represented the interests of the English. A ship which had been confiscated 
in a high-handed way by Stuyvesant was bought by Willett, who sent it 
on a yovao;e to Yiririnia and Holland. 

In 1651, Willett was elected one of the Governor's Assistants, in place 
of William Collier who had died. He held this position until 1665, when 
pressure of other duties compelled him to relinquish it. About the time 
that he was elected to this position, his father-in-law removed to the new 
settlement at liehoboth, and AVillett and his family accompanied him. He 
appears to have taken an active part in town affairs there as in Plymouth. 
He had large holdings of land on the Seaconnet River and near Middle- 
borough, besides the grants made to him at Rehoboth. His name appears 
in the records of Plymouth, Rehoboth, and New Amsterdam at about the 
same time, so that, considering the difficulties of travel in those days, he 
must have been a very active man. 

Events were shaping themselves in the New Netherlands which were to 
bring mto active use all his acquired powers and abilities. The Duke of 

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York had looked long with covetous eyes upon the rich but weak Dutch 
province of New Netherlands, and determined to annex it to the English 
possessions on the East. Thei-e was peace at the time between the two 
nations, but a small thing like that did not deter the England of the Stu- 
arts from siezing so helpless a prize. 

The first intimation which New Amsterdam had of these hostile desisfns 
was through Richard Lord, of Lyme, Connecticut, a merchant who was 
sending vessels both to Boston and New Amsterdam. He heard of the 
proposed expedition at the former place, and communicated the i'^oX to 
"Willett, with whom he was doing business. Willett hastened to Stuyve- 
sant, then in command of the city, and within an hour the burgomasters 
and schepens were in consultation with the brave old soldier devising means 
for defence. 

Tuesday morning, September 2. 1664, Gov. AYinthrop of Connecticut, 
who had joined the English fleet, accompanied by his son Fitz John, Ex- 
Gov. Wyllys, Thomas Willett and two Boston gentlemen, visited the city 
under a flag of truce. Winthrop's mission was to use his utmost endeavor 
to persuade the Dutch governor into a peaceful surrender. Stuyvesant 
wished to fight even against such odds, but the citizens refused to stand by 
him, and New Amsterdam passed into the hands of the English without a 
gun being fired in its defence. 

The Commissioners of the King, who had been sent over to attend to 
the general welfare of the colonies and settle boundaries, entered upon 
the occupation of the city. The commission consisted of Sir Robert Carr, 
Sir George Cartwright, Col. Nicholls, and Samuel Maverick. Col. Nicholls 
was placed in charge. Almost the first duty which fell to him was to send 
an embassy to Fort Orange and Esopus, because it was considered of the 
first importance to secure for the English the friendship which the Iroquois 
cherished for the Dutch. 

Thomas Willett and Thomas Breedon, ex-governor of Nova Scotia, 
accompanied the expedition by request of the Commissioners, because they 
were accustomed to dealing with the Indians. The mission was entirely 

In the spring following the capture. Col. Nicholls set himself to alter the 
government of the city. That the change might be accomplished with the 
least amount of friction, Gov. Nicholls wrote from New York (so the new 
acquisition was re-named) to Thomas Prence, governor of Plymouth Col- 
ony, and requested that Capt. Willett may have such dispensation from 
his official engagements in Plymouth Colony as to be at liberty to assist in 
the modelling and reducing the affairs in those settlements into good Eng- 
lish, saying that " Mr. Willett was more acquainted with the manners and . 
customs of the Dutch than anj^ English man in the countr}^, and that his 
conversation was very acceptable to them." Capt. Nicholls's request was 
granted, Willett resigned his office as Assistant, and rendered inestimable 
service in converting the Dutch Colony into an English one. Col. Cart- 
wright wrote to Col. Nicholls regarding tliis choice, '' I am very glad that 
Mr. Willett intends to goe immediately to you (by whom I hope this letter 
will come safe to your hands), I believe him both a very honest and an able 
gentleman, and y* he will serve you both for a Mayor and a Counsellor." 

A memorable day now came in the history of the city of New York, 
when its Dutch government passed away by a single proclamation of Col. 
Nicholls. Governor, Schouts, Burgomasters, and Schepens were removed 
from office, and the English system of Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriff took 

164 Thomas Willett, [April, 

their places, to remain until the present time, except for the brief space 
of fifteen months, when New York, under the name of New Orantre, came 
back again under the rule of the Dutch, in 1673. , 

It was on the 12th of June, 1G65, that Col. NichoUs issued his first 
proclamation establishing the new form of government. In part it was as 
follows : " I, Richard Nicholls, do ordain that all the inhabitants of New 
York, New Harlaem and the Island of Manhattan are one body politic 
under the government of a Mayor, Aldermen and Sherijff, and I do appoint 
for orife whole year, commencing from the date hereof and ending the 12th 
day of June, 1666, Mr. Thomas Willett to be Mayor." 

Willett served faithfully during that one year, holding his Mayor's court 
regularly, and brought order and system oat of a chaotic state of affairs. 
After an interregnum of one year he served for another twelve months, 
aud then returned to Massachusetts. Here he returned to his old custom 
of buying tracts x)f land and even townships. With the Rev. John Myles 
he engaged in the founding of a new settlement, and in 1667, Willett's 
name appears the first on the list of persons to whom liberty was granted 
to become a township by the name of Swansey, and he and Myles are usu- 
ally stvled the fathers of the town. 

Mr. Baylies, in his History of Plymouth County, says : " Even this first 
of city distinctions (referring to the Mayoralty of New York) conferred 
by that proud metropolis, did not impart more honor to his character than 
the address and good feeling manifested by him in effecting the peaceable 
settlement of the humble town of Swansey." 

In 1673, the Dutch, under Evertson and Burckes, re-captured New 
York, and for fifteen months it remained a Dutch province, long enough 
for those in power to confiscate all the estates which Willett held in New 
York and Albany. These he never regained. 

Willett continued to reside on his plantation at Swansey during the re- 
mainder of his life. He made his will April 26, 1671, as previously stated, 
in which he says, " God in mercye hath given me several children both 
sonnes and daughters & hath also blessed me with a liberal estate, being 
going in the sixty fourth year of my age." 

He died August 4, 1674, and was buried at the head of Bullock's 
Cove, in what is now East Providence, Rhode Island, where a rough stone 
with a rude inscription was erected to mark his grave. The inscription 
is as follows : " M. D. C. L. XXIV. Here lyeth the body of the worthy 
Thomas Willett Esq. who died August ye IVth in the LXIVth year of his 
age Anni. Who was the first Mayor of New York and twice did sustain 
the place." , ^ . 

It will be noticed that both his will and his gravestone say in the 64th 
year of his age, although his will was written three years before his death. 

His wife, Mary, who died Jan. 8, 1669, is buried by his side. The in- 
scription on this stone, which says she was his only wife, is certainly 
misleading, as he contracted a second marriage with Joanna, widow of Rev. 
Peter Prudden. 

Thomas Willett's descendants were numerous, and some of them distin- 
guished, but the claim of many (I mention Marinus Willett, a distinguished 
officer in the Revolutionary War and a Mayor of New York, a grandson) 
cannot be proved. 

Thomas Willett was a strong, able, God-fearing man. In his time 
amongst the foremost men of the Colony, but long ago he passed into the 
ranks of forgotten worthies. ' . 

1907.] Descendants of Tliomas Tarhell, 165 


Communicated by Charles Henry "Wight, Esq., of New York City. 

[Continued from page 75.] 

11. "William^ Taebell {John* John^ Thomas^) married (1) at Bil- 

lerica, Feb. 19, 1735-6, Ruth, daughter of Thomas and Abigail 
Richardson, bom Feb. 9, 1712-13, who died Oct. 14, 1764; mar- ,;;.• 
ried (2) Oct. 31, 1765, Elizabeth (Walker) Walker, widow of Joseph 
Walker of Billerica, and daughter of Isaac and Margery (Bruce) 
Walker of Woburn. She was living in 1790. Ke residtd at Bil- 
lerica. His will, dated Apr. 17, 1790, presented for probate Feb. 
7, 1800, between which dates he died, names his wife, Elizabeth, 
daughters Abijjail Walker and Hannah Tarbell, and son William. 
Children of first wife, recorded at Billerica: 

i. William,* b. May 26, 1736; d. Mar. 22, 1748. 

ii. John, b. Nov. 19, 1738 ; not named in his father's will. 

iii. Ruth, b. June 25, 1739 ; d. Mar. ]C, 17i8. •; 

iv. Abigail, b. Apr. 23, 1741; m. Feb. 4, 1774, Samuel Walker. 

V. Hannah, b. Mav 23, 1743; was living unm. 1790. 

vi. Sarah, b. Feb. 'lo, 1744-5; d. Mar. 21, 1748. 

vii. Thomas, b. Oct. 1, 1746; d. Mar. 8, 1748. 

29. viii. WiLLLAM, b. Oct. 3, 1752. 

12. John* Tarbell (John,^ John,- Thomas^) was taxed in Billerica in 

1733. He is next found in Woodstock, Conn., and about 1745 he 
removed to Sturbridire, Mass. He married Esther, daughter of 
Capt. Leicester and Mary (Hubbard) Grosvenor of Pomfret, Conn., 
who was bora in that town, Oct. 27, 1712. She died at Sturbridge, 
Apr. 10, 1795, aged 82. John was a Sergeant and Lieutenant in 
the French and Indian wars. He died at Sturbridge in Nov., 1804, 
various records giving his death as follows : Nov. 28, in his 95th 
year, Nov. 27, aged 95, and Nov. 28, aged 94. No will or settle- 
ment of his estate has been found. 

Children, the first three baptized at Woodstock, Conn., others 
born at Sturbridire, Mass. : 

i. Jerusha,* bapt. May 4, 1740; m. May 9, 1765, Abel Allen. 

30. ii. John, bapt. July 4, 1742. 

iii. Sarah, bapt. Feb. 17, 1745; d. at Sturbriflge, Mar. 17, 1745-6. 
iv. Frances, b. Mar. 15, 1747; d. Oct. 16, 1770; m. Apr. 13, 1769, Silas 

31. V. Elijah, b. Apr. 23. 1751. 

vi. Esther (probably) ; m. at Sturbridge, June 7, 1781, ilalachi Ewell. 

13. Jonathan* Tarbell {John,^ John,^ TJiomas^) was living in Billerica 

in 1755, but prior to Apr. 25, 1757, had removed to Dunstable, 
N. H., now Nashua. Beyond this, his movements are uncertain. 
In 1761, he had a child baptized at Groton, the home of his second 
wife ; in 1765, he was living at Westminster, Vt., as shown by deeds ; 
in 1769, he was of Rockingham, Vt. ; and in 1772, he appears as a 
, road commissioner in Chester, Vt., where he passed the remainder 
of his days. Jonathan was twice married. His first wife, Mary, 

166 Descendants of Thomas Tarhell. [April,* 

whose surname is unknown, was the mother of two children. His 
second wife was Anna, widow of Thomas Patch of Hollis, N. H. 
(who died 1754), and daughter of Joseph Gilson of Groton, i)orn 
there, July 25, 1722. In 1775, Jonathan was chosen Lieutenant of 
a company in Chester, Vt., which served in the Revolutionary war. 
He died Apr. 9, 1788, " in the 65**^ year of his age," according to 
his gravestone at Chester, Vt. The settlement of his estate names 
wife Anna, sons Jonathan, Reuben, Peter and Isaac, and daughters 
Mary and Sarah. 

Children of first wife, baptized at Billerica: " ' 

i. JoHN,^ bapt. Dec. 2, 1753; not named in his father's estate. 

32. ii. Reuben, bapt. Jan. 17, 1755. 

Children of second wife : 

33. iii. Jonathan, b. at Dunstable, N. H. (now Nashua), Nov. 13, 1757. 
iv. Maky, m. June 22, 1777, Uriah Moms. 

V. Benjamin, bapt. at Groton, Aug. 16, 1761 ;* not named in his father's 

34. vi. Peter.* 

35. vii. Isaac, b. Oct. 9, 1763. 

viii. Sarah, m. Jan. 25, 1787, Artemas Earle. 

14. David^ Tarbell {John^ John^ Thomas^) married (1) at Bedford, 
Aug. 1, 1751, Hannah, daughter of Benjamin and Miriam (Gray) 
Fitch of that town, born there June 10, 1733. He was living in 
Billerica in 1 755. Like his twin brother, Jonathan,^ David's move- 
ments after leaving Billerica cannot be traced with certainty. Ac- 
cording to a deed, he was living at Dunstable (now Nashua), N. H., 
in 1759. He seems also to have been in Hollis, N. H., for a while, and 
in 1767 and after, he is found in Nottingham West, now Hudson, 
N. H. Hannah, his wife, living in 1767, had died before Dec. 1, 
1769, the date of her father's will. David married (2) Esther 

, and died at Nottingham West, 1805. His will, dated Oct. 

14, proved Dec. 17, 1805, names wife Esther, sons David, John and 

Samuel, and daughters Hannah Spaulding, Betsey Woods, Lydia 

Shipley, Mary McGilvarey, Esther Tarbell and Rhoda Roby. 

Children of first wife, the first three baptized at Billerica, and all 

but the first, named in the will of theii* grandfather Fitch, 1769 : 

i. Hannah,^ bapt. Jan. 19, 1752 ; d. young. 

ii. Hannah, bapt. Sept. 29, 1754; m. Spaulding. 

iii. Betty, bapt. Jan. 30, 1757; m. Woods. 

iv. John, d. before 1785. 

V. Lydia, m. — Shipley. 

36. vi. David, b. Nottingham West, Oct. 14, 1767. 
vii. Benjamin, not named in his father's will. 

Children of second wife, recorded at Nottingham West, now Hud- 
son, N. H. : 

viii. Molly, b. Apr. 18, 1771; m. McGilvarey (or McGilvany). 

ix. Esther, b. Apr. 12, 1773; was livinj? unm., 1805. 

X. Rhoda, b. May 14. 1775; m. Mar. 14, 1799, Silas Roby, Jr. 

37. xi. Jesse, b. Nov. 16, 1778. 
xii. William, b. Mar. 4, 1782. 

* The entry following this baptism of Benjamin, on the Groton church records, 
records the baptism, the same day, of Peter, son of Isaac and Mary Lawrence. Ac- 
cording to the town records, Isaac and Mary had no son Peter, but did have a son 
Benjamin, born July 15, 1761. Query, did not the person recording these baptisms 
confuse the names of these two children, and therefore is not this the baptism of 
Peter Tarbell ? 

1907.] Descendants of Thomas TarhelL ' 167 

xiii. John, b. July 19, 1785. 
xiv. Samuel, b. July 21, 1788. 

15. Jonathan^ Tarbell {Cornelius,^ Jolin^ Thomas^) married at Salem, 

Nov. 19, 1741, Mary, daughter of Jonathan Feltou, who was bap- 
tized at So. Danvers (now Peabody), July 29, 1721. A Jonathan 
Tarbell, probably the above, M^as living at Souhegan West (now 
Amherst, N. H.), in 1744, but if the same, he did not long remain, 
but returned to Danvers. In 177ft, he bought a farm in Lynn, in 
that part now included in Lynnfield, and the house in which he 
lived was still standing in 1888. He and his wife lived to be very 
aged, their married life extending over 74 years. Jonathan died 
Mar. 2, 1816, aged 97, and Mary died May 5, 1817, aged 97. 
Children, all named in their father's will, 1796 : 

38. i. Jonathan.* 

ii. Sarah, bapt. at So. Danvers, Jan. 12, 1745; d. Nov. 3, 184:3, aged 
97 yrs. 9 mos. 20 dys. ; m. Nov. 21, 1769, Asa Newball. 

ill. Mary, m. (1) Nov. i7, 1771, Stephen Twist, who d. 1773; m. (2) 
Feb. 3, 1780, Nathan Walton of Reading. 

iv. Rebecca, bapt. at So. Danvers, Feb. 15, 1761; m. Oliver Walton of 

16. Cornelius^ Tarbell (Cornelius,^ John^ TTiomas^) married (pub- 

lished at Salem, Oct. 19, 1745) Elizabeth Giles. They lived at 
Danvers until 1779, when they removed to Andover, and shortly 
after to Merrimack, N. H. 

Children, recorded at Danvers : " 

1. Elizabeth,* b. Oct. 24, 1753; m. at Newburyport, Aug. 19, 1778, 
Dr. David Norwood. 

ii. Mary, b. Aug. 1, 1755; d. at Merrimack, N. H., Jan. 6, 1826; m. 
(1) May 5, 1774, Daniel Tapley, who d. Aug. 10, 1775; m. (2) 
Daniel lugalls. 

iii. Ruth, b. May 18, 1758; (pub. at Danvers, Sept. 8, 1781, her resi- 
dence being given as Merrimack) Benjamin Nurse, afterwards of 
Merrimack, N. H. 

iv. Cornelius, b. June 7, 1762. 

17. Nathaniel^ Tarbell ( Cornelius,^ John^ Thomas^) was published in 

Salem, 2s ov. 7, 1750, to Rachel Osborn. They lived at Danvers, 
where he died, administration upon his estate being granted to his 
father, Cornelius Tarbell, Jan. 24, 1755. His widow, Rachel, mar- 
ried (2) Apr. 6, 1763, John Waters. 
Children, baptized at Danvers : 

1. Rachel,^ bapt. Mar. 18, 1753 ; ra. Apr. 26, 1774, David Foster, Jr. 

39. il. Wllliam, bapt. Mar. 31, 1754. 

18. Thomas^ Tarbell (Thomas* Thomas,^ Thomas,^ TJiomas^) married, 

Jan. 19, 1741-2, Esther, daughter of Nathaniel and Esther Smith 
of Groton, who was born May 20, 1719. About 1754, they re- 
moved from Groton to Mason, N. H., where Esther died Jan. 26, 
1796, and Thomas, Feb. 9, 1796, aged 77. His will, dated Feb. 8, 
1796, speaks of a negro girl, Sukey, whom he brought up. She 
died 1808, aged 34. 

Children : • 

i. Sarah,^ b. Jan. 19, 1742; her father's will names his dau. Spauld- 
ing. She probably m. Lemuel Spaulding of Mason, N. H. 

168 Descendants of Thomas Tarhell. [April, 

ii. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 4, 1774; m. Ruth . 

iii. Edmund, b. Apr. 4, 1747 ; m. (1) at Townsend, Mass., May 30, 1771, 

Mary Hildreth, who d. at Mason, N. H., Feb. 9, 1785, a.sed 36 ; m. 

(2) Mary . He d. at Cavendish, Vt., about 1800, his will 

being dated Mar. 21, 1800. 
iv. John, b. June 4, 1749 ; m. Feb. 1, 1774, Sarah Eliot. He fell dead at 

the door of the meeting house in Mason, N. H., Sunday, Aug. 20, 
^ 1797. 
V. Thomas, b. Oct. 8, 1751; d. at Mason, N. H., Jan. 10, 1827; m. July 

8, 1778, Sarah Barrett, who d. Oct. 14, 1842, aged 86. 
vi. Jerusha, b. Sept. 25, 1753; probably the daughter Gordon named 

in her father's will, 
vii. Whitcomb, m. Feb. 10, 1780, Ruth Dodge, 
viii. Samuel, d. Mar. 24, '1824, aged 65 ; m. (1) Anna , who d. Aug. 

1813 ; ra. (2) Dec. 1, 1814, Rhoda (Heald) Atherton of Shirley, 

Mass., who d. Jan. 17, 1854, aged 86. 
ix. Edwakd, m. in Townsend, Mass., Dec. 14, 1786, Rachel Hildreth. 

19. Jonathan^ Tarbell {TliomaSy^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^) mar- 

ried at Groton, Dec. 12, 1754, Lydia, daughter of Ebenezer and 
Elizabeth (Whitney) Farnsworth, born Dec. 20, 1729. Jonathan 
was in the French and Indian wars from Groton. He died prior to 
Mar. 11, 1788, when administration upon his estate was requested. 
The settlement of his estate, dated Apr. 8, 1789, was made between 
wife Lydia, and the four children named below. Lydia died prior 
to Sept. 10, 1806, according to deeds. 

Children, born at Groton: 

i. Jonathan,^ b. Oct. 23, 1755. 

ii. Thomas, b. Oct. 17, 1758; m. July 21, 1789, Molly Farnsworth. 

iii. Ebenezek, b. Sept. 10, 17G2 ; m. Jan. 14, 1783, Sarah Warren. 

i?. Solomon, b. Sept. 10, 1762 ; d. at Lunenburg, Mar. 17, 1856, aged 
93 yrs. 6 mos. 7 ds. ; m. Feb. 17, 1785, Molly Bennett, who d. at 
Lunenburg, June 7, 1852, aged 91. Each at the time of death was 
" the oldest inhabitant" of that town. 

20. Dayid^ Tare ell {Thomas ^^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^) lived at 

Pepperell. He married at Groton, Nov. 17, 1757, Bathsheba, per- 
haps daughter of Moses and Esther (Houghton) Woods, born in that 
town, Nov. 3, 1739. No record of her death has been found, but 
perhaps this is the David who married, July 2, 1772, Esther Kemp 
of Groton. No record of his death and no will or settlement of his 
estate has been found. 

Children, recorded at Pepperell : 

i. Da^hd,* b. Feb. 2, 1759; d. Mar. 17, 1833; m. May 19, 1789, Han- 
nah Wright, wlio d. July 24, 1846, aged 76. He, and afterrv^ards 
his widow, were Revolutionary pensioners. 

ii. Hannah, b. Feb. 5, 1761 ; m. Dec. 11, 1781, Ebenezer Lakin Shat- 

iii. Sybil, b. Apr. 4, 1763; m. Sept. 8, 1784, James Shattuck. 

iv. Asa, b. May 30, 1765. 

V. Eunice, b. June 6, 1767 ; m. Oct. 17, 1795, Moody Shattuck. 

vi. Bathshf;ba, b. Sept. 18, 1775. 

vii. Betsey, b. May 19, 1785. 

According to the Shattuck genealogy, there were also 

viii. Nancy, b. Sept. 9, 1773; m. Nov. 24, 1794, Josiah Shattuck. 
ix. Amy, m. as second wife, Dec. 1, 1804, James Shattuck. 
Perhaps others. 

1907.] Descendants of Thomas Tarhell, ■ 169 

21. William^ Tarbell ( William,'^ Thomas,* Thomas,'^ Thomas^) proba- 
bly lived in that part of Groton that was set off as the district of 
Pepperell in 1753. He married, May 22, 1745, Sarah, daughter of 
John and Sarah (Longley) Woods, born in Groton, May 6, 1726. 
William died at Pepperell, Aug. 11, 1757, in his 39th year, and 
Sarah married (2) Jan. 4, 1759, Charles Witherell. She died at 
Pepperell, Nov. 11, 1790, in her 64th year, and is buried beside her 
first husband, her gravestone being "Erected by y® Tarbell heirs." 

i. William,* b. Apr. 6, 1746; m. Dolly Brooks. 

11. Nehemiah, b. Oct. 3, 1747; m. at Townsend, Dec. 19, 1776^ Martha 

iii. Sarah, b. Mar. 26, 1750; probably the Sarah who m. Mar. 20, 1772, 

Josiah Warren. 
iv. Susanna, b. Mar. 24, 1752 ; d. Dec. 31, 1766, in her 15th year. 
V. Jonas, b. Dec. 7, 1754. 
vi. Joseph, b. Aug. 8, 1757; settled in Norridgewock, Me. He was a 

Revolutionary pensioner. 

22. JoHN^ Tarbell ( fVilliam,* Thomas,* TTiomas,^ Thomas^) lived in 
Groton. He married (1), Oct. 29, 1753, Sarah, perhaps daughter of 
John and Mary (Bradstreet) Parker, who died, s. p., Apr. 19, 1754, 
in her 29th year. He married (2) Hannah, daUi^ii.c. o. ..avid and 
Hannah (Hastings) Farnsworth. He died Sept. 9, 1802. leaving a 
will dated Dec. 28, 1797, in which he names wife Hannah, sons 
John, Asa, Peter and Abel, and daughters, Sarah Longley, Alice 
Woods, Elizabeth Moors and Hannah Tarbell, daughter-in-law 
Sarah Tarbell, widow, and her child. His widow survived him many 
years, and died Aug. 6, 1829, aged 93 years, 8 months. In her 
will, dated May 27, 1823, she mentions sons Asa, Abel and Peter, 
three daughters, Sarali Shipley. B'^tsey Moors and Hninah Cham- 
berlain, and five grandchildren, children of her son, Asa. 
Children of second wife : 

i. Sarah,® b. Jan. 20, 1759; m. (1) June 23, 1784, John Longley; m. 
(2) Jan. 12, 1802, James Shipley. 

ii. John, b. Jan. 23, 1761; m. Lydia Sawtell of Shirley and removed 
to N. Y. 

iii. Alice, b. Dec. 23, 1763; m. Samson Woods of Pepperell. 

iv. Edmund, b. June 7, 1766; d. June 20, 1797; m. Jan. 1, 1795, Sally 
Sawtell, who m. (2) June 4, 1799, Israel Longley of Shirley. 

v. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 9, 1769; m. Sept. 18, 1796, David Moors, after- 
ward of Farmiuirton, Me. ' 

vi. Asa, b. Mar. 18, 1772: d. June 9, 1861; m. June 19, 1803, Relief 

vii. Abel, b. Aug. 26, 1773 ; d. Oct. 19, 1860 ; was several times married, 
but left no children. He was a Colonel. 

viii. Hannah, b. May 17, 1777; m. June 4, 1804, Henry Vassall Chamber- 
lain of Farminirton, Me. 

ix. Peter, b. Sept. 21, 1780; d. at Shirley, Aug. 19, 1844; m. Feb. 16, 
1809, Relief Hartwell. 

23. James^ Tarbell ( William,^ Ihomas* Thomas,^ Thomas^) was pub- 
lished Oct. 25, 1755, to Esther, daughter of Gershom and Lydia 

•Edmund C.^ Tarbell, the celebrated artist of Boston, is a descendant of Asa^ Tar- 
bell through his eldest son, Edmund' Tarbell, whose son Edmund Whitney^ Tarbell 
was father of the artist. 

Professor Frank Bigelow^ Tarbell of the University of Chicago is a grandson of Asa^ 
Tarbell through his son John' Tarbell. 

170 Descendants of Thomas TarhelL [April, 

(TowDsend) Fletcher of Westford, who was born in that town, Dec. 
13, 1735. They lived at Pepperell. He died June 17, 1805, in his 
80th year. She was living in 1798, according to a deed. 
Children : 

i. James, ^ b. Sept. 28, 1756 ; d. young. 

ii. Esther, b. June 29, 1758; m. Dr. Thomas Carver of Ashby. 
• ,, iii. William, b. Apr. 5, 1760; d. Mar. 14, 1762. 
I : iv. Sarah, b. Oct. 9, 1763. 

V. Abel, b. July 16, 1765. ■. 

vi. Edmund, b. June 12, 1767. 
vii. Asa, b. Sept. 15, 1768. 
, 0^ ;;.:. viii. Sew all, b. Apr. 5, 1770; m. Nov. 8, 1798, Ruth Kemp of Groton. 
/•^ ix. Lucy, b. Nov. 16, 1771. 

/ . X. Lydia, b. Feb. 22, 1775. . 
xi. James, b. Jan. 5, 1777. 
xii. Daniel, b. Apr. 7, 1780. 
xiii. ZiBA. 

Perhaps Abijah. 

24. Benjashn^ Tarbell ( William,'^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^) married, 

Jan. 20, 1761, Azubah, daughter of Jonas and Thankful (Ward) 
Farnsworth of Groton, born June 3, 1740. They lived to see the 
64th anniversary of their marriage, he dying a few days after, Jan. 
25, 1825. Azubah died Mar. 14, 1838, being the oldest person in 
Groton at the time of her death. 
Children : 

i. Benjamin,* b. Feb. 19, 1762; was a Revolutionary pensioner; living 

in Cheshire Co., N. H., in 1835. 
ii. William, b. Oct. 13 (Oct. 19, family Bible), 1764; was three times 

m. ; a Revolutionary pensioner; d. Aug. 3, 1851. 
iii. Jonas, b. Feb. 17, 1767. . 
iv. Daniel, b. Mar. 9, 1769. 
V. Sybil, b. May 28, 1771 ; probably the one who m. June 16, 1795, 

Joseph Wlieelock of Annapolis, N. S. 
vi. Joseph, bapt. Sept. 19, 1773. 
vii. Azubah, b. Oct. 20, 1775. 
viii. Amos, b. Jan. 31, 1778. 
ix. Alice, b. June 26, 1782; d. unm. May 31, 1836. 

25. Oliver^ Tarbell ( William,^ Thomas,^ Thomas,^ Thomas^) lived at 

Groton and Pepperell. He served in the Revolutionary War. His 
wife, Lucy, surname not ascertained, was appointed administratrix 
of his estate, June 9, 1783. An account of the estate, rendered by 
her Sept. 22, 1784, includes allowance for supporting three children, 
under seven years of age, eighteen months. 
Children, all baptized at Groton : 

i. Oliver,® b. Apr. 15, 1766; d. May, 1766. 

. ii. Lucy, b. June 6, 1767; d. Jan. 14, 1770. 

iii. Oliver, b. Apr. 2C, 1769. 

iv. Lucy, b. June 2, 1771. 

v. Anna, bapt. June 26, 1774. 

vi. Sarah, bapt. July 13, 1777. 

vii. Silas, bapt. Aug. 1, 1779. 
Perhaps others. 

26. Samuel^ Tarbell {Samuel^'^ Tliomas^ Tliomas^ TTiomas^), in contrast 

to all other contemporary members of this family, was a Tory. 
He was no doubt influenced in some degree by Rev. Samuel Dana, 
then minister at Groton, whose Tory principles were so objectionable 

1907.] Descendants of Thomas Tarhell, . 171 

to his people as to cause his dismissal from that church, Samuel 
Tarbell was at one time confined in the " goal " at Concord, Mass., 
"for being concerned in counterfiting Hampshire State notes," and 
giving support to the enemies of his country. His property at Groton 
was confiscated by the Commonwealth, in common with that of 
other Tories. He held a position in the British army, as shown by 
the notice of his death in a Boston paper of that time, which reads : 
[died] *' At Groton, the 4th inst. Capt. Samuel Tarbell, late an 
officer in his Britannic Majesty's American Dragoons." * His 
wife, whose name was Mary, was living in 1813, according to 
a deed. Four children survived him. 

Children : . "^"^ ' : 

i. Rebecca.^ Administration upon the estate of Rebecca Tarbell, late 
of Boston, sinirlewoman, was granted to Joseph Newhall of Bos- 
ton, Sept. 11, 1798. 

ii. William George. 

iii. Charlotte, m. Thomas T. Cunningham. 

iv. Sally. • . . . 

V. Child, buried July 5, 1795. t 

27. Zachariah^ Tarbell {Eleazer,'^ T7wmas,^ TTiomas,"^ TJiomas^) mar- 

ried at Lunenburg, Mar. 27, 1753, Mary, daughter of Moses and 
Mary (Bellows) Gould, who was baptized Oct. 2, 1737. In 1755, 
he served in the expedition sent out against Nova Scotia to carry 
the French families into exile. In 1762, according to a pay roll 
of military service, and in 1766, as shown by a deed, he was of 
Shirley; and he also lived at Westminster. In 1782, a Zachariah 
Tarbell appears in Athens, Vt., in transactions of land, and it is 
probable that the family removed to that region. 
Children, the first six recorded at Lunenburg: 

i. Molly, ^ b. May 1, 1753; d. young. 

ii. Zachariah, b. Nov. 9, 1754; either the father or son, probably the 

latter, served in the Revolution from Westmiuister. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 5, 1755. 
jv. Molly, b. Mar. 19, 1757. 
V. Sybil, b. Mar. 9, 1758. 
vi. Sarah, b. Sept. 20, 17G0. 
vil. Bethia, bapt. Sept. 30, 17C4. 
Perhaps others. 

28. Samuel^ Tarbell {Eleazer^'^ Thomas,^ Thomas,'^ Thomas^) was living 

ill Groton in 1766, according to a deed. He married at Lunenburg, 
Feb. 25, 1773, Beatrice, daughter of Thomas and Betty (Sawyer) 
Carter, born in that town, Kov. 18, 1753. They settled at Rindge, 
N. H., where he served in the Lexington Alarm, Apr. 19, 1775, 
and later became a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary service. He 
died Apr. 6, 1828 ; and she died Aug. 20, 1839. 
Children, born at Rindge, N. H. : 

i. Thomas, <>■ b. Nov. 22, 1773; m. (1) Feb. 19, 1797, Achsah Fay, who 

d. Aug. 18, 1821; m. (2) July 10, 1823, Polly Towne. 
ii. Pakmason, b. Mar. 25, 1777; d. unra. Feb. 28, 1801. 

29. "William^ Tarbell {William,'^ John,^ John^ Thomas^) married at 

Billerica, Mar. 21, 1776, Elizabeth, born Mar. 5, 1747-8, daughter 
of Samuel aud Elizabeth (Barron) French. They lived at Billerica 
until about 1805, when they removed to Temple, N. H. 

* Columbian Centinal, Mar. 12, 1796. 

t Wm. Kutting's Diary, Groton Hist. Series, iii. 389. 

172 Hecords of Second Church of Scituate. [April, 

Children, recorded at Billerica : 

i. William,^ b. Feb. 3, 1777; m. Dec. 12, 1802, Abigail Allen. 

ii. BENjA^AnN, b. Oct. 2, 1778. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 9, 1780. 

iv. Samuel, b. Oct. 31, 1782. 

V. Ruth, b. Apr. 12, 1786; cl. May 16, 1787. 

Yi. Sarah, b. Jan. 27, 1790. 

vii. Ira, b. Aug. 9, 1799. ..... 

30. John® Tarbell {John^^ John^ John^ Thomas^) lived at Sturbridge. 
He married (1) at Thompson, Conn., Apr. 30, 1766, Huldah Lee 
of Sturbridge, whose death is variously given on Sturbridge printed 
records as Oct. 4, 1773, aged 23; Oct. 4, 1773, in her 33d year ; 
and Oct. 7, 1778, aged 30. Hie married (2) Dec. 9, 1779, Susanna 
Hobbs who survived him, and died Ma}- 1, 1839, aged 86. John 
was in the Revolutionary War from Sturbridge. Conflicting records 
of his death, also, are found on Sturbridge records, viz., July 26, 
1820, aged 77 ; July 6, aged 78 ; and July 25, aged 76. His will, 
made July 1, 1812, directs that his executor shall erect decent 
monuments at the graves of himself and wife Susanna, and also 
" at the grave of my former wife Huldah Tarbell many years since 

Children of first wife, recorded at Sturbridge : 

i. Grosvenor,^ b. Feb. 3, 1768 ; m. Thankful Hoar. He was a phy- 
sician at Lincoln. 

ii. Sarah, b. Sept. 24, 1769; m. Nov. 27, 1791, Jabez Harding. 

iii. Frances, b. June 30, 1772; m. Mar. (or May) 7, 1792, Timothy 

Cliildreu of second wife, recorded at Sturbridge : 

iv. Adolphus, b. Jan. 1, 1781. 
•v. Huldah, b. Ang. 23, 1783; m. Apr. 15, 1802, Penuel Cheney. 

[To be concluded.] 



Communicated bj Wilford .Jacob Litchfield, M.S., of Southbridge, Mass. 

[Continued from page 59.] 

Church Members and Admissions.* 
1810-1 boO. 

"When I came into the ministry in Scituate, there appeared to be a loss 
of a part of the Church records, during the ministry of my venerable pre- 
decessor Dr. Barnes. I was, therefore, unable to ascertain the names of 
the Church members then living, except by enquiry. In this manner the 
following list was collected, of the names of the members of the 2d Cong. 
Chh. in Scituate liveing in Feb. 1810. Samuel Deane. 

* From the Church Book of Rev. Samuel Deane, pages 70-77 inclusive. The Bap- 
tisms in the first part of this book will appear later in the Kegister. 


1907.] Records of Second Church of Scituate, 


This is undoubtedly imperfect and does not pretend to chronological ar- 

Rev. Datid Barnes, D.D., Sen. Pastor. 

ran clement. 

Hon. "William Cushins: 

M''^ Hannah his wife 

Hon. Nathan Gushing 

M'"^ Abigail his wife 

Dea. Elisha James 

Ruth, his wife 

Dea. Thomas Gushing 

Ruth his wife 

Hon. Charles Turner J*". 

Hannah his wife 

John Foster Sen. 

Mary his wife 

Dea. John Rujjorles 

William Briggs 

W^ Eliz^b his wife 

Wid Rhoda Ford 

Rhoda Ford J^ 

Samuel Waterman 

Sally his wife 

M" Bathsua Town (of Matther) 

Charles Tolman Sen. 

Mrs Mary his wife 

Wid Experience Stetson 

Naby Foster (wife of Gap. Seth) 

Thomas Ruo^irles 

K abby Barker, dis. 

William James Sen. 

^lary his wife 

Sally Youuor 

AVid. Marcy Turner (Israel) 

Wid. Ruth Jenkins 

Caleb Torrey Sen. 

Rev. W™ Torrey 

Mary Gushing (wid. of John) 

John Jones Sen. 

Hannah Brooks (wife Simeon) 

Bathsheba Daman (wifeMelzar) 

Jo8e})h Jacob. 

Hannah, liis wife 

Huldah Church (wife of Thomas) 

Sarah Bowker (wife Lazarus) 

Eunice Torrey (wife of James) 

Nathaniel Winslow 

M'"* Sarah his wife 

M^^ Sarah Winslow (wid. of Maj.) 

Cap. .Joshua Jacob. 

Hannah his wife. 

Bathsheba House. 

Jerusha Eells (wife Sam') 

Miss Emily Sprague. 

jNliss Cynthia Nichols. 

Miss Eunice Torrey 

Thankful Torrey (wife Geo) 

Col. John Jacob. 

Lucy Copeland (wife of W"" Jr) 

Nabby wife of J° Foster J^ 

Abigail Otis (wife of D^ C. 0.) 

Miss Frances Gushing. 

Miss Betsey James ;' 

Thomas Lapham Sen. W.fV ; . 

Abiah his wife -■■■■■:--:'^,''^M'--^j^r 

Hette Curtis (wife of Sam^) ^ : 

Miss Sophia Curtis 

Miss Hette Curtis 

James Barrell Sen. 

M""* Mary his wife 

AVid. Zeporah Randall 

James Turner "^^ 

Wid. Lucy Briggs 

Miss Betsey Otis 

John Nash ' 

Deborah his wife 

Wid. Deb"" AYaterman 

Wid. Hannah James 

Patience Oldham (of Jon*) 

AVid Eliz^^ Stetson 

Wid Ruth Crais: 

Joshua Bryant. 

M" Abiel his wife 

AVid. Marcy Brooks 

John Hatch 

Lucy his wife 

Cap. Tho^ Southworth 

Sally his wife 

Elizabeth Clap (wife of Sylvanus) 

Eunice Jordan (wife of Nath') 

Lvdia AA^oodward 

Benj" Stetson 

Mary Delano (wife of Benj^) 

Cap James Curtis 

Phebe his wife 

M^" Hannah Stone 

Nathaniel Jacob. 

Edmund Bowker. 

Lydia his wife 

Cap James Sparrell 

Betsey his wife 

Eben^ Copeland 

Sally his wife 

Hannali Copeland 

Lydia Copeland. 


174 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [April, 

- Names of Church Members in Scit. South Parish, admitted since Jan. 

1810. ..V:. r- . S. Deane. 

1810 June 3** Miss Eunice Brooks. 
Aug. 5 Cap. Will'" Brooks 

M" Lucy Brooks, (his wife) 

" Miss Betsey Brooks. . ", ■ 

: M'" Samuel Foster. :\ .^. ^::y^,-.. .■■-.. /.r,. ^^,.ily-.,.. 

M"^^ Sarah Foster, (wife) ^: :,..■[■'' '"U.:-'':'''''' 
M^ Nath^ Cushing. .. : ■ i : ■ 

M" Jane Cushing. (wife) v 

Oct 7 Miss Thirza Bryant --.^ :^'^ • ..^ 

Miss Betsey Torrey. ^-^--''i^-' r'T^j-:-^- 

1811. June 2 M"^ Gershom Ewell. 

M'-^ Hannah Ewell (his wife) 
M" Sarah Stetson. 

Miss Elizabeth Studley. V . '' 

Sept. 1^' Miss Lucy Cushing, ^. ;;--•:'. "v-- 

. Oct. 6"^ Miss Elizabeth Stetson. ' 

[None in 1812] 

1813 May 2<* Mrs Patience James. 

Maj. Jno. Jas. wife. ./ 

Sept. 5 M"" Silas Stetson. 
18U May 1^ William Studley Sen .- - 

M^^ Asenath Litchfield 

Miss Lucy Stockbridge . .!. / \ . ; .; 

June 5**^ M" Esther Cole ■' . . , ' \ 

W^ Mary Studley. .;; 

1815 Sep 3^ Hannah Lincoln Elms 
Oct. 1^*^ M"" Thomas Lapham 

M" Sally Lapham (his wife) 
Nov 12*^ M'"^ Polly Harris methodist [in pencil] 

1816 June 2*^ Elizabeth Lincoln 
July 7 W Cushing Otis. 
Aug. 4 M"^ Samuel A. Turner 

M""^ Nancy IMagoun 
Sept V^ Wid Elizabeth Elms 

1817 Au^ 3 M^ Noah Nichols 
Sep. 7 M'"® Lydia Parsons. 

iP* Betsey Peuniman. 
Pickles Cushinjx J"^ 
M""^ Rachel Cushing (his wife) 
Miss Deborah Hatch 

1818 July 5th Christopher Cushing Esq'' 

M'"® Lucy Cushing (his wife) 
M" Stella Deane 

[None in 1819] 

1820 July 2^ AVid. Alice Cushing 

Cap. Perez Turner 
M'"® Hannah Turner his wife 
Aug. 6^^ Timothy Foster 
Jacob Read 























1907.] Records of Second Church of Scititate, 175 

Joshua James 

Sally James Jiis wife 

Hannah James 

Caroline Foster - 

Cap. Luther Tilden 

M" Philenda Tilden his wife - 

Wid. Sarah Delano t ^ 

David Bowker 

M" Eunice Bowker his wife 

Lemuel Jacobs Sen. • = V ' v :•• 

M" Sarah Jacobs his wife 

Wid. Lydia Turner (of Elisha Turner) 

W"" Hammatt Esq. -v. . • 

M" Huldah Jacob. 

M*^ Sarah S. Benson :' \- 

Wid. Deborah Turner. 

M" Nabhy Eells (wife of Nath^ Ells) 

Charles Foster 

M'"^ Eunice Foster 

1825 May 1^ Miss Betsey Gushing 

Miss Deborah C. Briggs. 
June 12*^ John Foster 

Miss Nabby Nichols. 

M""^ Betsey Jones. 

M"^ Lydia Turner. • 

M" Sally Meritt 

Miss Ruth Cushinff 

Miss Caroline Cushihg. 
Sep 4"^ Samuel Curtis Sen. 

M" Welthea James 

1826 [no entries] 

1827 Sep. 2^ Miss Lydia Cushing 

Miss Temperance Foster. 

1828 July 6*^ Wid. Betsey Jacob of Walter [written above Betsey] 
Sep. 7"^ M""^ Thirza Bowker (wife of Dimmock Bowker.) 

Miss Nebby Nash 
Oct. 5^ M^ Lot Litchfield 

M"^ Dolly Litchfield his wife 

M'' Benjamin Turner 

M"^ Hannah C. Turner his wife. 

1828 Oct Miss Hannah Jacob. 
Nov. 2*^ James N. Sparrell 

M""^ Desire Sparrell his wife 

1829 July 12. Nath^ Clap. 

M" Anna Clap, his wife 
Dec. 6. Elijah Daman. 

M'^ Lucy Daman his wife 

[None in 1830.] 

1831 May 3. Charles Cole sen 

M""* Martha Clap wife Elijah sen 
June 5. M"^ Rachel Jenkins wife of Bailey J. . . . 
M" Rachel Litchfield wife of Ruf us L 
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176 Records of Second Church of Scituate, [April,' 






Wid. Rachel Clap (of Perkins) i 
Wid. Rachel Gardner (of Seth) 



Miss Julia Tilden . , . ; 



Wid. Bethia Tolman 

M^'^ Lusanna Turner wife of Lem^ T. 

John K. Nash Esq. 


Eliza Nash , .' v ' ' ' , 

• " • ■• ' / 

Lucy Southworth '— ! .^^..;'! ?,•■ > r 

'i fki\.:- 

Martha P. Deane ^ •: H : v' ;, - ; 



Sarah Otis Curtis • .; < . 
Abigail Tilden Otis * ^ • ; > , 

W^ Sally Foster (wife of Elisha):^, - - V 

Grace E. Foster r • ^- ' ' ' 

Sarah D. Foster 

Sally Lapliam 

William Hart Delano 

M""® Sarah Delano (his wife) .:, v/ ^ 



M"" Ebenezer Stetson ■:•;"::■ vL 
M*" James Southworth • ■ ;' " '" 
Wid Charlotte Clapp \ , •; ; 

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Cap. Job Cowen 

M"-. Alfred Litchfield . ;" .. ^ 

M""" Mary Litchfield his wife 

Lucy Nichols Curtis. 

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]yjrs Briggs (wife of Cap. Benj.) 

Miss Sarah 

Miss Harriet her daughter 



M'^ Nath^ Brooks 
M" Charlotte his wife 



Henry Briggs 

Caroline Otis Briggs (his dau) 

[None in 1835, 1836, 1837.] 

Persons admitted to this church* since 1836. 



Mary R. James. 



Mrs. Mary Otis Bobbins 



Emily Gushing. 



" " Clarifsa Gushing. 

June 2 Elijah Brooks & his wife 
x>laria Brooks. 
" " Mrs. Jane Delano. 

Abiel Turner & his wife 
[blank] Turner [blank] 

1841 Oct. 10 Mrs Sophia Tilden 

1842 AprU 24 Mr Elnathan Gushing 

Louisa Gushing, his wife. 
May 1 Caroline Tilden. 
July 3 Mr. David Torrey 

Mrs. Vesta Torrey. 

r^ * S^^^'o^'^^'^"^^ Deane died Aug. 9, 1834, and Rev. Samuel J. May was installed 
Oct. 2G, 1836. He was succeeded by Rev. William O. Mosley, ordained Feb. 15, 1843, 
and he was followed, in 1848, by Rev. Caleb Stetson, who was pastor for eleven years. 


The Hale Family of Connecticut, 


Sep^ 4, 1842 
October 2d 1842 
Sep 3, 1843 

November 5 

October 6, 1844 
July 6, 1845 

1846 Nov. 1. 

1847 September 
October 3. 

1849 Jany 

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Persons admitted to the Church.. 

Mary E. Delano 
Prudence Delano 
Lucy Delano. 
Rachel Turner 
Deborah Anne Clapp. 
Antoinette Clapp 

Dr Amory Gale and Patty Gale his wife. 
Mrs Dama Stockbridge 
Susanna Stowell Stockbridge 
Elisabeth Richmond Stockbridge . . . r-. 

Mrs Lydia K. Litchfield. ;'• '>.;' *'! 

Charlotte A. Clapp. 
Susanna Damon 

Joseph Clapp, — and Lucy Clapp his wife. 
William James . '• ' 

Mrs Maria Hatch. . " ••';'; 

Lucretia Clapp. * 

5. Mary Clapp. 
]\Irs. Lucinda Turner. 

Ministry of Rev. C. Stetson 

Mrs Julia Ann Stetson wife of the Pastor, from the 
1«^ Church Medford 

[The list of admissions will end here.] 
[To be continued.] 


By Seymour Mosnis, Esq., of Chicago, 111. 

1. Samuel^ Haill, or Hale, was born in 1610. He was in Wethers- 
field, Conn.,, in 1037. He served in the Pequot war, and received a grant 
of sixty acres of land from the General Court for his services in that war. 
In 1639 he was in Hartford, Conn., where he owned a lot on the east side 
of the river; and in 1642 he settled in Wethersfield, Conn., where he was 
a selectman in 1647. He was one of the first proprietors of Norwalk, in 
1654, and served as a deputy from that to\Mi to the General Court, from. 
1656 to 1659. In 1660 he returned to Wethersfield, Conn., where he leased 
the estate of Governor Welles, on the east side of the Connecticut River. 
At a town meeting held Feb. 23, 1670, he was chosen as one of a commit- 
tee of three " to repair the whole meeting house." He died at Glaston- 
bury, Nov. 9, 1693; and his widow. Mary, died Jan. 19, 1711-12. 
Children : 

i. Martha,2 b. Oct. 2, 1G43. 

2. ii. Samuel, b. Feb. 12, 1644-5; ra. Ruth Edwards. 

3. iii. John, b. "Feb. 21, lf;46-7; m. Hannah Nott. 
iv. Mary, b. Apr. 29, 1649; m. Caleb Benjamin. 
V. Rebecca, b. Oct. 29, 1651. 

4. vi. Thomas, b. 1653; m. Naomi Kilboum. 
vii. Bexnezer, b. July 29, 1661. 

viii. Dorothy. 

178 The Hale Family of Connecticut. [April, 

2. Lieut. Samuel^ Hale (Samuel^) was born Feb. 12, 1644-5, in 

Wethersfield, Conn. He married first, June 20, 1670, Ruth, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Edwards, who died Dec. 26, 1682, aged 30; and 
married second, in 1695, Mary, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth 
(Hoi lister) Welles, who was born Nov. 23, 1666, and died Feb. 18 
1714-5, aged 48. He resided in Glastonbury, Conn., and was a 
Justice of the Peace. He died Nov. 18, 1711, aged 67. 
Children by first wife: 

1. EuTH.'b. Jan. 14, 1670; d. May 7, 1671. 

ii. Samuel, b. June 14, 1673-4; d. June 15, 1673-4. 

iii. Mary, b. June 13, 1675; ra. John Day. 

■ .,. iv. Samuel, b. July 17, 1677. 

V. Ruth, b. Dec. 1, 1680; m. ThomasKimberly. ; ! 

Children by second wife : 

5. vi. Capt. Jonathan, b. Aug. 21, 1696. 

vii. David, b. Jan. 7, 1700; 6.. Mar. 31, 1718. 
yiii. Joseph, b. July 10, 1702; d. Aug. 4, 1702. 

6. ix. Benjamin, b. July 22, 1707. 

3. John' Hale (Samuel^) was born Feb. 21, 1646-7, in Wethersfield. 

He married, May 8, 1668, Hannah, born June 10, 1649, in Wethers- 
field, daughter of John and Ann Nott. He died July 19, 1709. 
Children : 

7. i. John,' b. Feb. 7, 1669 ; m. Mary . 

ii. Samuel, b. Apr. 3, 1671. 

iii. Hannah, b. June 1, 1673. 

8. iv. Thomas, b. Sept., 1675; m. Mercy Hurlbut. 
V. Rebecca, b. Nov. 1, 1681; d. Nov. 15, 1681.' 

9. vi. Ebenezer, b. Dec. 24, 1682; ra. Ruth Curtis. 

4. Thomas^ Hale (Samuel}) was born in 1653. He married, Oct. 30, 

1679, Naomi, daughter of John and Naomi Kilbourn, who was 
born in 1656, and died May 17, 1735, aged 79. He lived in Glas- 
tonbury, Conn., where he died Dec. 23, 1723, aged 70. 
Children : 

i. Naomi,3 b. Sept. 30, 1680. 

il. Mary, b. Nov. 20, 1682; m. Oct. 16, 1702, Edward Benton; d. May 



10. iii. Thomas, b. Sept. 17, 1684; m. Susannah Smith. 

11. iv. Timothy, b. 1692; m. Sarah Frary. 

12. V. Nathaniel, b. 1694; m. Abigail Francis. 

vi. Ruth, ra. Benj. HoUister, who was b. Feb. 5, 1694. (See Hollister 

Genealogy, pape 57.) 
vii. Eunice, ra. Jan. 4, 1713-4, Ebenezer Kilbourn, who was b. Mar. 27, 

1696, and d. Aug. 26, 1759. 

5. Capt. Jonathan^ Hale {Samuelj^ Samuel}) was born Aug. 21, 
1G96. He married first, Nov. 28, 1717, Sarah, daughter of Dea. 
Benjamin and Sarah (Hollister) Talcott, who was born Oct. 30, 
1699, and died Jan. 15, 1743, aged 44; married second, Hannah 

, who died May 26, 1749, aged 54; and married third, Mrs. 

Mary Hollister (widow of Josiah Hollister, Jr.), who died Jan. 18, 
1780, aged 82. Capt. Hale died July 2, 1772, aged 76. 
Children, all by first wife : 

i. Sarah,'* b. Nov. 2, 1718. 

13. ii. Jonathan, b. Feb. 1 (or 7), 1720-1 ; m. Elizabeth "Welles, 
iii. David, b. Jan. 13, 1722-3 ; d. Jan. 7, 1723-4. 

1907.] The Hale Family of Connecticut. 179 

14. iv. Elizuk, b. Jan. 15, 1724-5 ; m. Abiorail Hollister. 

15. V. David, b. Jan. 11, 1727; m. Mary Welles. 
vi. Penlope, b. Mch. 13, 1731. 

vii. Prudence, b. Aug. 21, 1733; m. Mar. 30, 1763, Joseph Blague. 

16. viii. Theodore, b. Jan. 26, 1735; m. Rachel Talcott. 

6. Benjamin* Hale (Lieut. Samuel,^ Samuel}) was born July 22, 1707, 
in Glastonbury, Conn. He married, Jan. 30, 1729, Hannah, daugh- 
ter of Dea. Benjamin and Sarah (Hollister) Talcott, who was born 
Oct. 16, 1706, and died Feb. 6, 1796, in her 90th year. He died 
July 22, 1784, in his 77th year. . .,.• 

Children: ^ /: - •^Ki''^". . " 

iF'-': V 

i. Hannah,* b. May 9, 1732; m. Timothy* Hale (see 23). 

ii. Ruth, b. July U, 1734 ; m. Apr. 6, 1758, Daniel, son of Timothy 

Hale (lineage untraced). Children: 1. Buth, b. Jan. 14, 1759. 

2. Bathshtba, b. Feb. 10, 17GI. 3. Rachel, b. Oct. 28, 1763. 4. 
• Daniel, b. Dec. 15, 1765. 5. Thomas, b. June 10, 1768. 6. Mehita- 

hie, b. July 31, 1770. 7. Happy, b. Sept. 2, 1772. 8. Honor, b. 

July 2, 1775; d. Jan. 30, 1776. 

17. ill. Gideon, b. Dec. 30, 1736; m. Mary White, 
iv. Rachel, b. Apr. 25, 1739. 

V. Mary, b. Mch. 1, 1742; d. June 22, 1790. 

vi. Benjamin, b. Feb. 1, 1745. 

vii. JosiAH, b. July 27, 1747; m. May 30, 1771, Ann Welles. Child: 
Clarissa,^ b. Sept. 12, 1776 ; d. Apr. 12, 1854; m. Ephraim Strong, 
who was b. Dec. 20, 1771, and d. Jan. 20, 1860. (See Strong 
Genealogy, page 501). 

7. John' Hale {John^ Samuel}) was born Feb. 7, 1668, in Wethera- 

field. He married Mary . 

Children : 

i. Mary,* b. Nov. 10, 1697. 

ii. John-, b. Mar. 10, 1699-1700. 

18. iii. Samuel, b. Feb. 27, 1701 ; ra. Sarah Smith. 
iv. Ann, b. May 30, 1705. 

V. Benoni, b. Jan. 23. 1706. 
vi. Abigail, b. Dec. 20, 1708. 
vii. Thankful, b. Feb. 26, 1710. 
viii. Hannah, b. Oct. 27, 1712. 
ix. Sarah, Aug. 15, 1714. 

8. Thomas' Hale {John,'^ SamueP) was born Sept., 1675, in Wethers- 

field. He married Mercy, daughter of John and Mary (Deming) 
Hurlbut, who was born Feb. 17, 1680-1, in Middletown, Conn., 
and died Aug. 21, 1719, aged 38. About 1721, he removed to 
Chatham, Conn. He died Juue 26, 1743, aged 69 years. 
Children : 

i. Mary,* ra. George Ranney, who d. Mch. 28, 1725. 

ii. Thomas, b. 1707; m. Abigail . 

iii. Sarah, b. 1707; d. Jan. 22, 1797. 

iv. A DAUGHTER, m. Jonathan Smith. 

9. Ebenezer' Hale (John^^ Samuel^) was born Dec. 24, 1682, in 

Wethersfield, Conn., and removed to Middletown, Conn. He mar- 
ried first, Ruth, daughter of Samuel and Sarah Curtis, who was 
born May 17, 1687, in Wethersfield, and died Dec, 1724, at Mid- 
dletown, Conn. ; and married second, Apr. 4, 1725, Abigail, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Miller of Middletown, Conn. 

180 The Hale Family of Connecticut, [April, 

Children by first wife : 

i. Hannah,"* bapt. Mar. 26, 1706-7, at Wethersfield. : • ■ ; - 

ii. Dorothy, bapt. Mar. 21, 1707-8, at Wethersfield. 

19. iii. Joseph, b. Mar. 17, 1709-10, at Wethersfield; m. Hannah . 

20. iv. Gideon, b. July 4, 1712, at Wethersfield. 
V. Ephraim, b. May 7, 1719, at Middletown. 

21. vi. Ebenezer, b. Mar. 15, 1721, at Middletown; m. (1) Sarah Watts; 

m. (2) Sarah Wood. 

22. vii. Elisha, b. Aug. 23, 1724, at Middletown; m. Sibyl . 

' ■ Children by second wife : ^ ' •^'> - - . .'.:.-■ 

viii. Daniel, b. Jan. 16, 1725-6; d. Feb. 6, 1725-6. ' ' 
ix. Stephen, b. July 9, 1727. ■■ ■^^■■-,.:^'.y.,>-. .■ ^^^.J-IA^^^Q^ 

X. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 29, 1728-9. 

xi. Isaac, b. Oct. 7, 1730; served in Capt. John Slap's Co., in the pay 
of New York, May, 1755. 

10. Thomas^ Hale {Thomas,^ Samuel'^) was born Sept. 17, 1684. He 

married, Jan. 11, 1721-2, Susannah, daughter of Nathaniel and 
Esther Smith of Hartford, Conn. He was killed by lightning, July 
4, 1750, aged 66, at Glastonbury. 

Children: ^ ;■ '" • - ; . 

1. Susanna,* b. Mch. 21, 1722-3. : : 

ii. Mercy, b. Nov. 3, 1724. 
; - iii. Thomas, b. July 25, 1726; d. Nov. 22, 1739. 

iv. Moses, b. June 29, 1729 ; m. July 29, 1752, Mary Edwards of Crom- 
well, Conn. 

V. Jerusha, b. Aug. 8, 1730. ' 

; vi. Mabell, b. July 17, 1732. ; .. W- ".vo4 .V 

vii. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 30, 1734. 

viii. Ashbell, b. Apr. 6, 1737. 

xi. Naomy, b. May 13, 1739. 

11. Timothy^ Hale {Thomas,'^ SarmieJ}) was born in 1692. He mar- 

ried Sarah, daughter of Lieut. Samuel and Sarah (Boardman) 
Frary, who was born in 1700, and died Sept. 20, 1770, aged 70, in 
Glastonbury. He died Aug. 9, 1784, aged 92 years, in Glastonbury, 
Children : 

i. Sarah,* b. Apr. 7, 1725. 

23. ii. Timothy, b. Aug. 3, 1727; m. Hannah* Hale (see 6, i). 
iii. Frary, b. Jan. 27, 1728-9. 

iv. Isaac, b. Aug. 11, 1732. * 

12. Nathaniel Hale ( Tliomas^ SamueP') was born in 1694. He 

married, Nov. 17, 1717, Abigail, daughter of Sergt. John and Mary 
(Chittenden?) Francis, who was born Mar. 8, 1695, and survived 
him. He died Jan. 10, 1738-9. 
Children : 

i. Lucy,* b. Sept. 6, 1718. 

Benezer, b. Jan. 26, 1719-20; m. Ann Woodhouse. 
Justus, b.-June 29, 1725; m, Feb. 28, 1749-50, Martha Wright. 
Hezekiah, b. Aug. 29, 1729; m. Jan. 15, 1756, Abigail Hanmer. 
Nathaniel, b. Jan. 10, 1738-9. 

13. Capt. Jonathan* Hale {Capt. Jonathan,^ Samuel,"^ SamueP) was 

born Feb. 1 (or 7), 1720-1. He married, Jan. 18, 1743-4, Eliza- 
beth, daughter of Col. Thomas and Martha (Pitkin) Welles, who 









1907.] The Hale Family of Connecticut, 181 

was born Nov. 15, 1722, in Glastonbury, Conn. His will, dated 
Feb. 8, 1773, was proved Dec. 25, 1776. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. Dec. 22, 1744; d. Aug. 3, 1746. 
11. Jonathan, b. Jan. 15, 1745-6. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 16, 1747; m. Huntington. 

27. iv. Elisha, m. Elizabeth Mary Whiting. 
V. George. 
vi. Thomas. 

vii. Sarah. ? 

Till. Penlope. 
ix. Anne. 

X. Eunice. ' ■■^!^--''"^'" 

xi. Jerusha. . *^r . 

xii. Lucretia. 

14. Dr. Elizur^ Hale ( Capt. Jonathan,^ Samuel,'^ Samuel}) was born 

Jan, 14, 1724-5. He graduated at Yale College in 1742, and 
studied medicine and surgery, settling at Glastonbury. He married, 
Mar. 23, 1749, Abigail, daughter of Joseph and Mary (White) Hol- 
lister, who was born Apr. 18, 1728, and died Oct. 9, 1807, ao-ed 79. 
He died at Glastonbury, May 27, 1790, aged 66. 
Children : 

i. Capt. Elizur,* m. June 8, 1775, Hannah Welles, who was b. Nov. 

27, 1749. 
ii. William. 
iii. Charles. 
iv. Joseph. 
V. Matthew, m. May 21, 178G, Ruth Stevens. 

15. Datid* Hale ( Capt. Jonathan,^ Samiiel,^ Samuel}) was born Jan. 11, 

1727. He married. Feb. 8, 1753, Mary, daughter of Thomas and 
Martha (Pitkin) Welles, who was born Mar. 30, 1735, and died 
June 7, 1814, in her 80th year. He died April 7, 1796. 
Children : 

i. Mary,^ b. Oct. 30, 1753; d. Nov. 4, 1753. 

ii. Mary, b. Dec. 27, 1754 ; d. Apr. 12, 1815. 

iii. David, b. Nov. 21, 1756; d. Jane 17, 1800. 

iv. John, b. Nov. 10, 1759. 

V. Prudence, b. Aug. 19, 1761. 

vi. Martha, b. Sept. 12, 1763; d. Jan. 11, 1794. 

vii. Asa, b. Mar. 23, 1765; lost at sea, Dec. 3, 1791. 

viii. Mabel, b. Juue 6, 1768. 

ix. Roger, b. Mch. 6, 1772. 

X. Elijah, b. Mch. 6, 1772. 

16. Theodore* Hale {Capt. Jonathan,^ Samuel,^ Samuel}) was born 

Jan. 26, 1735, in Glastonbury, Conn. He married, Feb. 23, 1758, 
Rachel, daughter of Maj. Elizer Talcott. He died May 24, 1807, 
in his 72d year. 
Children : 

i. Rachel,* b. Dec. 12, 1758. 

ii. Lucy, b. Feb. 11, 1761 ; m. Feb. 6, 1783, Jaraes Wright of Wethers- 
iii. Jehiel, b. Mch. 15, 1763; d. Apr. 16, 1763. 
iv. Ruth, b. Mch. 9, 1764. 

V. Jehiel, b. Aug. 21, 1766; ra. July 4, 1798, Olive Smith. 
vi. Theodore, b. Oct. 23, 1768; d. Jan. 17, 1784. 
vii. Sarah, b. Feb. 16, 1771. 

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The Hale Family of Connecticut, 



vill. Samuel, b. July 24, 1773. 
Ix. Solomon, b. Oct. 7, 1775. 
X. Jonathan, b. Apr. 23, 1777. 
xl. Abigail, b. Nov. 17, 1780. 

Gideon* Hale {Benjamin,^ Samuel,^ Samuel^) was born Dec. 30, 
1736. He married, at Cromwell, Conn., Dec. 23, 1762, Mary 
White, who was born July 11, 1740. 

1. Ellas White,"* b. Apr. 18, 1775 ; d. Feb. 3, 1832 ; m. Jane Mulhollan, 
who was b. May 24, 1785, and d. Oct. 6, 1853. Their son, Beuben 
Charles,^ b. Oct. 13, 1812; d. July 2, 1863; m. Sarah Jane Miller, 
who was b. Apr. 8,1816, d. Jan. 29, 1884 ; and had Charles Reuben.^ 

18. Samuel* Hale {John* JoTin^ SamueF) was born Feb. 27, 1701. 
He married, Feb. 14, 1728-9, Sarah, daughter of Joseph Smith, Sr. 




28. vi. 

Martha,^ b. May 25, 1730. - . - 

Joseph, b. Sept. 15, 1732. - " • . 

iii. Elisha, b. Nov. 7, 1734. 
iv. Lucy, b. Sept. 2, 1736. 

Samuel, b. Mar. 15, 1738-9. 

Chiliab, b. Jan. 20, 1740-1 ; m. Mary Youngs. 

19. Joseph* Hale {Ebenezer^^ John^ Samuel^) was born Mar. 17, 1709- 

10, at Wethersfield, Conn., and removed with his parents to Mid- 

dletown, Conn. He married Hannah , who died June 22, 

1779. He died May 24, 1790. 
Children : 

29. i. Hezekiah,* b. May 4, 1737; m. Jerusha Parsons, 

ii. Joseph, b. May 25, 1740. 

iii. Submit, b. May 12, 1743. 

iv. Joseph, b. Oct. 3, 1756. 

20. Gideon* Hale (Ebenezer* John^ Samuel^) was born July 4, pid 

baptized July 6, 1712, at Wethersfield, Conn. He removed with 
his parents to Middletown, Conn. He married first, Mar. 27, 1746, 
Sarah Watts, who died Dec. 25, 1763 ; and married second, Apr. 30, 
1764, Sarah Wood. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Jehusha,* b. Oct. 5, 1745. 

ii. Ephraim, b. Sept. 18, 1747; d. Aug. 26, 1749. 

iii. Ephraim, b. Nov. 9, 1749; d. Aug. 23, 1750. 

iv. Gideon, b. May 4, 1751. 

V. William, b. Aug. 14, 1753. 

vi. Sarah, b. Feb. 17, 1755. 

vii. Ephraim, b. Feb. 28. 1757. 

vili. Lois, b. Dec. 10, 1758; d. May 17, 1768. 

ix. Joseph, b. Nov. 12, 1760. 

X. Isaac. 

xi. Jacob. 

Child by second wife: 
xii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 22, 1766. 

21. Ebenezer* Hale {Ebenezer,* John,"^ Samuel}) was born Mar. 15, 

1721, at Middletown, Conn. He married. Mar. 9, 1748-9, at Mid- 
dletown, Mary Turner. He died May 26, 1760. 

1907.] The Hale Family of Connecticut, 183 

Children : 

i. Mary, 5 b. Dec. 1, 1750. 

ii. Ruth, b. July 19, 1754. 

iii. Hannah, b. June 27, 1756. 

iv. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 11, 1758. 

22. Elisha* Hale {Ebenezer ^^ John,^ Samuel}) was bom Aug. 23, 1724, 

in Middletown, Conn. He married Sibyl , who owned the 

covenant, July 14, 1751, in Rev. Nathaniel Chauncy's Church at 
Durham. He was a member of Lieut. Abijah Hall's company, in 
Col. John Chester's regiment, on the alarm for the relief of Fort 
William Henry, in Aug., 1757, and served sixteen days. He lived in 
that part of Farmington now Bristol, and died about 1770. Jan. 9, 
1771, administration on his estate was granted to his widow, Sibyl, 
she being appointed guardian of Elisha, Eunice, Phebe and Free- 
love. It is presumed that the widow, Sibyl, married second, as his 
second wife, Eliakim Welton of Wolcott, Conn. " Sibbell Welton, 
consort of Eliakim Welton, of Wolcott, Conn.," died at Paris Hill, 
N. Y., Jan. 20, 1803, in the 85th year of her age. 
Children : 

30. i. Curtis, bapt. Sept. 22, 1751, at Durham, Conn, 
ii. Samuel. 

iii. Phkbe, bapt. June 7, 1754, at Durham, Conn.; m. Charles Ledyard 
of Farminjrton. 

iv. Eunice, b. about 1756-7, at Durham, Conn.; m. Aug. 15, 1776, at 
Harwinton, Benjamin, b. Mar. 12, 1754, d. at Perryville, N. Y., 
Nov. 29, 1836, son of Cornelius and Hannah (Brooks) Graves, 
who served in the Revolution; removed to Paris Hill, N. Y., 
where she d. June 6, 1814. Children: 1. Chaiincey, b. July 10, 
1777. 2. Freelove, bapt. Jan. 30, 1780; d. at Union ville, Ohio, in 
1858; m. Noah Humiston, who was buried at Harbor Creek, 
Penn. 3. Clarissa, bapt. Feb. 22, 1787; d. Jan. 23, 1842, in West- 
moreland, N. Y. ; ra. at Paris Hill, N. Y., Dec. 22, 1805, Salmon, 
b. Nov. 2, 1779, at Northbury, Conn., d. at Westmoreland, N. Y., 
Mar. 23, 1843, son of Gideon and Kuth (Priudle) Seymour. 

V. Fhefxcve. 

vi. Elisha. 

23. Capt. Timothy* Hale (Timothy,^ Thomas,'^ Samuel}) was born Aug. 

3, 1727. He married Hannah, daughter of Benjamin^ and Hannah 

(Talcott) Hale (see 6), who was born May 9, 1732. 

Children : 

i. Philo,* b. Mar. 16, 1785. 

ii. Hannah, b. Nov. 14, 1786. 

iii. Timothy, b. Oct. 14, 1788. 

iv. Benjamin, b. Sept. 16, 1790. 

V. Eunice, b. Oct. 22, 1792. 

yi. Anna, b. Mar. 9, 1795. 

rii. Jerusha Meuiuck, b. Sept. 19, 1797. 

viii. Lucy, b. Mar. 22, 1800. 


24. Benezer* Hale {Nathaniel,^ Thomas,^ Samuel}) was born Jan. 26, 

1719-20. He married, Jan. 2, 1744-5, Ann, daughter of Joseph and 
Dorothy (Buck) Woodhouse, who was born Jan. 29, 1718-9. 
Children : 

31. i. James,* b. Sept. 27, 1745; m. Sarah . 

ii. Mary, b. Sept. 28, 1747. 

184 The Hale Family of Connecticut, [April, 

iii. William, b. Mar. 24, 1749-50. 

iv. Anna, b. Apr. 5, 1752. 

32. V. Theodore, b. Dec. 1, 1754; m. Sarah Forbes, 

vi. Abigail, b. May 1, 1758. 

vii. Nathaniel, b. July 13, 1763. 

25. Justus^ Hale {Nathaniel,^ Thomas^ Samuel}') was born June 29, 

1725, in Wethersfield. He married, Feb. 28, 1749-50, Martha, 
-}^- .■ daughter of Capt. Timothy and Sarah (Walker) Wright, who was 
W ' ^^'^ ^^^ ^' ^^^^* ^® removed to Goshen, Conn., where he died 
^ '/ in 1765, aged 40 years, and his widow died in 1812, aged 83. 
W:'fl'- . Children: ' '''''':'.'::^^-:-^^':/-'T,.'':^^^^ 

' " i. Adine,* bapt. May 6, 1753. ■ -• ^ :.-• .•. v, -^ 

' • ii. Timothy, b. Dec. 18, 1755. 

iii. SaTvAH, b. Jan. 9, 1758. 

iv. Justus, b. Nov. 11, 1761. 

V. Prudence, b. 1764 ; d. July 13, 1840, unmarried. 

26. Hezekiah* Hale {Nathaniel^ Thomas^ Samuel^) was born Ang. 

29, 1729, in Wethersfieldj Conn. He married, Jan. 15, 1756, Abi- 
gail, daughter of Francis and Elizabeth (Curtis) Hanmer, who was 
born July 13, 1735. 

Child: : • / : : ■ 

1. Francis,* b. Mar. 14, 1757. 

27. Elisha^ Hale ( Capt. Jonathan,^ CapU Jonathan,^ Samuel,^ Samuel}) 

was born in Glastonbury, Conn. He married, May 18, 1782, Eliza- 
beth Mary, daughter of Col. Nathan Whiting of New Haven. 
Children : 

i. Nathan Whiting,* b. May 8, 1783. 
ii. Horace, b. May 2, 1786. 

28. Chiliab^ Hale {Samuel,^ Johnf John^ Samuel}) was born Jan. 20, 

1740-1. He married, Apr. 22, 1762, Mary Youngs. 
Children : 

i. Amos, ^ b. Feb. 20, 1763. 
ii. Jemima, b. Dec. 31, 17 — . 

29. Hezekiah^ Hale {Joseph^^ Ebenezer^ John^ Samuel}) was born 

May 4, 1737, in Middletown, Conn. He married first, Sept. 6, 

1764, at Middlefield, Conn., Jerusha Parsons, who died Mar. 30, 

1776; married second, Aug. 31, 1777, Rachel Bevins, who died 

Aug. 29, 1782, at Middletown ; and married third, Oct. 29, 1783, 

Annie Blake of Watertown. 

Children by first wife : 

1. Eunice, « b. July 8, 1765; d. June 13, 1770. 

ii. Joseph, b. Apr. 19, 1769 ; d. Oct. 20, 1770. 

iii. Hannah, b. Dec. 1, 1771. 

iv. Jerusha, b. Mch. 6, 1776. 

Children by second wife : 

V. Hezekiah, b. Oct. 31, 1778. 
* vi. Joseph, b. Aug. 26, 1780. 

vii. Eunice, b. Aug. 22, 1782. 

Child by third wife : 
viil. Submit, b. July 16, 1784. 


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30. Curtis^ Hale {Eliahay^ Ebenezer^ John,^ Samuel^) was baptized 

Sept. 22, 1751, in Durham, Conn. He resided in Harwinton, Conn., 
and in 1787 bought land in Bristol, Conn. The name of his wife 
is not known. 
Children : 

i. Elisha,* bapt. Jan. 16, 1785. 

ii. Rhoda, bapt. Jan. 16, 1785. .' • , ' 

iii. Theodoke, bapt. Jan. 16, 1785. • W^ ' ^^t' 

iv. Ebenezer, bapt. Aug. 11, 1793. * X 

31. James^ Hale (Beiiezer,* Nathaniel,^ Thomas^ Samuel^) was born in 

Wethersfield, Sept. 27, 1745. He married Sarah , and re- 
moved to Winchester, Conn., where he lived on the south-west shore 
of Long Lake, west of the mouth of Taylor's Brook, up to 1784. 
Children : .... • -v;. 

i. Abigail,^ b. May 12, 1778. 
ii. Sarah, b. Aug. 8, 3 780. 
iii. William, b. Mch. 16, 1784. 

32. Theodore^ Hale (Benezer,* Nathaniel,^ Thomas,^ Samuel^) was born 

Dec. 1, 1754, at Wethersfield, Conn. He married, Oct. 20, 1779, 
Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Treat) Forbes. ■ - _ 

Children: " 

i. Ehoda,^ b. June 21, 1781. 

ii. Prudence, b. Jan. 4, 1783. . r . 

iii. Betsey, b. Feb. U, 1786. .• .. i . r .- 

iv. Sarah, b. May 20, 1789. .. ■ 


Communicated, for the Committee on English Research, by Joseph Gardner 

Bartlett, Esq. 

[Continued from page 69.] 

The following wills of the Smith alias Folsom family of county 
Norfolk, England, show the ancestry of Dea. John Folsom, of 
Hingham, Mass., and Exeter, N. H., to have been slightly differ- 
ent from that heretofore published in the " Folsom Genealogy " and 

"Will of Adam Smythe alias Folsom, of Besthorpe, co. Norfolk, dated 
Apr. 2, 1566. To wife Erne estates in Besthorpe for life and then to son 
Adam [under age at date of will] and his heirs forever, with remainder to 
daughters Ellen and Agnes [also under age] and to their heirs. To wife 
Eme, for sixteen years, estates in Hingham and Hackford, and then to son 
John and his heirs forever. To daughters Ellen and Agnes £6 . 13 . 4 
each. Brother Robert Smythe alias Folsom, supervisor; wife Eme ex- 
ecutrix. Probated May 2, 1566. (Archdeaconry of Norfolk.) 

"Will of Adam Smith alias Folldsham of Skowlton, co. Norfolk, yeo- 
man, dated Oct. 16, 1616. To wife Agnes lands in Skowlton for life, and 
then to son and heir Robert ; son Thomas ; daughters Marian and Ellen. 

186 Genealogical Mesearch in England, [April, 

Wife Agnes executrix. Probated Nov. 8, 1616. (Archdeaconry of Nor- 

[This Adam, of Skowlton, was son of Adam of Besthorpe.] 

Will of Adam Smith alias Folsham of Hingham, co. Norfolk, yeo- 
man, dated Apr. 20, 1627. To mother Grace Smith alias Folsham her 
dwelling in my parlor. To son John Smith alias Folsham and his heirs 
all estates in Hackford at age of 21 years. To wife Agnes estates in 
Hingham for life, with remainder to son Adam Smith alias Folsham. Son 
Peter Smith alias Folsham. Wife Agnes executrix. Probated June 7, 
1627. (Consistory Court of Norwich.) 

[This Adam, of Hingham, was son of John of Hingham and Hackford, who 
died intestate Apr. 28, 1620, and grandson of Adam of Besthorpe. His son 
John Smith alias Folsham sold the Hackford estates given him by his father's 
will, adopted the name Folsom, and emigrated to New England in 1638.] 


The recent publication of the Registers of Bury, Lancashire, England, in 
the course of the admirable work being done by the Lancashire Parish 
Register Society, has thrown further light on many details of the family 
and relatives of President Henry Dunster of Harvard College, and of his 
connection with Maj. Simon Willard, Capt. Joseph Hills, Benanuel Bowers, 
and John Page, which has been a subject of controversy for fifty years. 

From a letter written in 1 641 to President Dunster by his father, Henry, 
and still preserved, it has been long known that the latter was a resident 
of an estate called Baleholt, in the parish of Bury, Lancaster ; and although 
the original registers were examined in 1854, and again in 1875 and 1876, 
the parish clerk persisted that the baptism of the president, in 1 609, could 
not be found. The family were of the yeomanry or small copyholder class, 
and evidently had resided in the vicinity of Bury for several generations 
prior to the birth of President Dunster. 

1. Robert^ Dunster of Tottington, who died in Aug., 1599, or 

1. Henry^ Dunster, Sr., who was buried Apr. 11, 1592, was probably 

the father of 

2. 1. Robert,^ b. about 1555. 

3. il. Henry, b. about 1560. 

2. Robert'^ Dunster, b. about 1555, was called of Baleholt, in the 

registers, and had a wife" Jony," who was buried Nov. 21, 1624. 
Children : 

4. i. Henry,' b. about 1580. 

ii. '- JoNiE," m. Feb. 27, 1608-9, Arthur Kaye. 
iii. Elizabeth, m. Feb. 14, 1608-9, James Kaye. 

3. Henry'* Dunster, born about 1560, was sometimes called of Elton 

on the register. His wife was buried May 1, 1605. "Elizabeth 
widow of Henry Dunster was buried Apr. 8, 1617," and she was 
probably the second wife of this Henry,^ who was buried Jan. 16, 

Children by first wife : 

i. Alice,^' m. Jan. 4, 1610-11, William Fletcher, and had a dau. Alice, 
bapt. June 24, 1615, who m. Sept. 27, 1636, as his second wife, her 
second cousin Robert* Dunster (No. 6). 

1907.] Genealogical Research in England, . 187 

ii. John, bapt. Apr. 16, 1591 ; bur. May 22, 1591. 

6. iii. Henry, bapt. Apr. 30, 1592. 

iv. Robert, bapt. June 1, 1595; m. Sept. 22, 1621, Mary Gerret, and 

had Daniel,* bapt Mar. 10, 1621-2. 
V. Elizabeth, bapt. Mar. 12, 1597-8. 
vi. Daniel, bapt. Aug. 24, IGOO. 
vii. James, bapt. Mar.^ 13, 1602-3 ; m. May 19, 1635, Susan Fitton. 

4. Henry' Dunster [Robert^), born about 1580, was father of Presi- 

dent Dunster of Harvard College, and lived at Baleholt, where he 
died, and was buried Sept. 16, 1646. His will, dated Oct. 6, 1645, 
probated Dec. 14, 1646, by his daughters Elizabeth and Alice, is 
on file at the Probate Registry at Chester, His first wife was buried 
Feb. 7, 1643-4; and he married second, Dec. 4, 1644, Joane Orpe, 
who was buried Feb. 7, 1643-4. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Isabel,* bapt. May 1, 1603 ; bur. June 10, 1611. 

g. ii. Robert, bapt. Aug. 18, 1005. 

iii. John, bapt. Aug. 24. 1606; probably d. young. 

iv. Margaret, bapt. Jan. 17, 1607-8; bur. Aug. 20, 1625. 

7. V. Henry, bapt. Nov. 26, 1600 ; the first president of Harvard College. 
vi. Thomas, bapt. Dec. 8, 1611-12; in the letter of Mar. 20, 1640-1, to 

President Dunster, it is stated that Thomas ''is now a widower 
for both wife and children are dead since Michaelmas," but there 
is no mention of him, in the Bury Registers, after his baptism. 

vii. Alice, bapt. Dec. 19, 1618; living, unmarried, in 1646. 

viii. Richard, bapt. Mar. 23, 1616 ; came to New England with his broth- 
er Henry, and lived there a few years, but nothing further is 
known of him. 

ix. Elizabeth, bapt. Apr. 26, 1619; came to New England between 
1647 and 1651 ; m. in 1651, as his second wife, Maj. Simon Willard 
of Concord, Mass., and died, without issue, about six months 
after her marriage. Maj. Simon Willard by his first wife, Mary 
Sharpe (whom he married in England about 1631), had nine chil- 
dren, the last, Simon, b. Nov. 23, 1649, soon after which time she 
died. After the death of his second wife, Elizabeth Dunster, sis- 
ter of President Dunster, as above stated, he m. (3) in the latter 
part of 1652, Mary Dunster, who had come to New England in 
the summer of that year, and by her he had eight children, begin- 
ning with Mary, b. in Concord. Sept. 7, 1653. This tliird wife was 
eiilier the Mary* Dunster bapt. at Bury, Dec. 5, 1G30, dan. of 
Robert,* and neice of President Dunster, or else she was the 
Mary* Dunster bapt. in Bury, Oct. 25, 1629, dau. of Henry^ Dun- 
ster (Xo. 5) and st-cond cousin of President Dunster; and although 
President Dunster in his will speaks of Mary (Dunster) Willard 
as '■' sister Willard," he so termed her because her husband, Maj. 
Willard, was his brother-in-law by previous marriage to Elizabeth 
Dunster his sister. ]\Iary (Dunster) AVillard, widow of Maj. Si- 
mon, m. (2) July 14, 1680, Dea. Joseph Noyes of Sudbury, and 
d. in Dec, 1715. 

5. Henrt^ Dunster [Henr\f-), bapt. Apr. 30, 1592, is called of Elton. 

He married, Oct. 10, 1615, Isabel Kaye, who was buried Dec. 10, 

Children : 

i. Mary,* bapt. June 14, 1618 ; bur. May 19, 1620. 

. ii. Henry, bapt. Nov. 29, 1620. 

iii. John, bapt. May 4, 1623; lived in Elton; had a family. 

iv. Daniel, bapt. Aug. 8, 1625. 

v. Alice, bapt. Dec. 16, 1027. 

vi. Mary, bapt. Oct. 25, 1629 ; probably came to New England, and m. 

188 Genealogical Research in England, [April, 

(1) Maj. Simon Willard, and (2; Dea. Joseph Noyes, as before 

vii. Elizabeth, bapt. July 15, 1632; came to New England; m. in Caia«- 
bridge, Dec. 9, 1653, Benanuel Bowers. They were Baptists and 
Quakers, and suffered persecution for twenty years. She is men- 
tioned in President Dunster's will as "cousin Bowers." They 
had nine children. 

viii. James, bapt. Apr. 26, 1635. 

6. Egbert* Dunster {Henry, ^ Robert"^), bapt. Aug. 18, 1605, is usually 

called " of Tottingham " in the registers of Bury, but at his burial, 
Sept. 24, 1644, is called "of Baleholt." His first wife was buried 
Dec. 31, 1634; and he naarried second, Sept. 27, 1636, his second 
cousin Alice, bapt. June 24, 1615, daughter of William and Alice 
(Dunster) Fletcher of Bury. She was probably the Alice Dun- 
ster, of Tottington, buried Sept. 29, 1688. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Margaret,* bapt. Mar. 30, 1628. 

ii. Mary, bapt. Dec. 5, 1630; perliaps the one who' came to New Eng- 
land in 1652, and m. (1) Maj. Simon Willard, and (2) Joseph 
Noyes, as previously related. 

iii. Henry, bapt. Mar. 18, 1631-2 ; bur. Oct. 12, 1632. 

iv. Henry, bapt. Nov., 1634; bur. Oct. 1, 1641. 

Children by second wife : 

V. Bethia, bapt. Dec. 9, 1638; bur. Jan. 29, 1647-8. 

vi. Faith, bapt. Mar. 7, 1640-1; came to New England; m. May 12, 

1664, John Page of Groton, Mass., and had issue. She is referred 
to as " cousin Faith Dunster," in the will of President Dunster, the 

word " cousin" being used in the sense of " niece." 
vii. Alice, bapt. Jan. 15, 1642-3 ; bur. Oct. 1, 1644. 

7. Rev. Henry^ Dunster {Henry, ^ Rohert"^), bapt. Nov. 26, 1609, was 

educated at Magdalen College, Cambridge, England ; B.A. 1630, 
M.A. 1634. He came to New England in the summer of 1640, and 
was immediately made the first president of Harvard College, preach- 
ing at times in the Cambridge church. He carried on his work 
successfully for a dozen years, but in 1653, having announced his 
opposition to infant baptism, he was, in 1654, forced to resign, and 
he removed from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, settling at Scit- 
uate in Plymouth Colony, where there was more tolerance, and 
there he carried on the ministry some five years, until his death, 
Feb. 27, 1659-60. In his will he directed his body to be buried at 
Cambridge, which was done ; and he mentions, among others, '^ my 
cousin Bowers, my cousin Faith Dunster, my sister AA'^illard of Con- 
cord, and sister Hills of -Maiden." 

He married first, in Cambridge, June 22, 1641, Elizabeth, widow 
of Rev. Josse Glover who had died on the voyage to New Eng- 
land in 1638, and sister of Richard Harris. She died Aug. 23, 
1C43, having had no children by Mr. Dunster. He married second, 
in 1644, Elizabeth, born about 1627, died in Cambridge, Sept. 12, 
1690, probably daughter of that Hugh Atkinson of Kendall, co. 
Westmoreland, England, who had a daughter Helen Atkinson who 
came to New England and married, Jan., 1655-6, as his third wife, 
Capt. Joseph Hills of Maiden. This seems to be the only possible 
explanation for President Dunster's calling Mrs. Hills " sister." 

Children by second marriage : 
i. David, b. May 16, 1645; probably went to England. 

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ii. Dorothy, b. Jan. 29, 1647-8; d. young. 

iii. Henry, b. 1650; d. young. 
^^ iv. Jonathan, b. Sept. 28, or Oct. 27, 1653; has numerous descend- 
ants in America. 

V. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 29, 1656 ; d. in 1729 ; m. twice, and had two 
children, who d. unmarried. 

Extracts from English Parish Registers. -^ 
St. MichaeVs, ComhiU, London^ 

Zachary Goodyear married, July 5, 1596, Susanna Baxter. ^- ' j 

[Parents of Dep.-Gov. Stephen Goodyear of Conn.] . f '- ;> -^: 

St. Mary Woolnoth, London. 
Children of Stephen Goodyear, Merchant : 

i. SiEPHEN, bur. Feb. 25, 1627-8. 

ii. Mary, bapt. Jan. 22, 1629-30. 

iii. Stephen, bapt. June 2, 1631. 

iv. Thomas, bapt. Jan. 3, 1632-3. ' 

V. Andrew, bapt. Apr. 3, 1634; bur. Sept. 8, 1635. • ■ 

vi. Sarah, bapt. Nov. 12, 1639; bur. Nov. 14, 1639. 

[Of the above children of Dep.-Gov. Stephen Goodyear (who came to New 
Haven in 1G40), only Mary survived. She married, in 1649, Capt. Thomas Lake 
of Boston. A daughter Hannah, born about 1637, but whose baptism does not 
appear, also came to New England, and married, in 1656, Samuel Wakeman.] 

St. Nicholas Aeons, London. 

George Lamberton of St. Mary's Whitechapel, and Margaret Lewen of 
the same parish, married Jan. 6, 1628-9. 

[Capt. George Lamberton came to New Haven in 1641, and was lost at sea 
in 1646. His widow, Margaret, married, as his second wife, Dep.-Gov. Stephen 

St. Mary's, Dover. 

July 24, 1718. Baptized, Susanna daughter of Francis and Margaret 
Hamilton ; this poor woman's maiden name is Margaret Brown; her child 
birth pains fell upon her at the half-way house betwixt this and Canterbury, 
and she brought her child here to my house and I christened it ; she herself 
and her ancient father and mother are 2"oincr to Francis Hamilton in New 
England, where they say he is settled on a plantation left him by his de- 
ceased brother whp lived there. 

SS. Andrew and 3fary, Pitminster, co. Somerset. 

Philipe Torry, son of William Torry, parish of Comb St. Nicholas, and 
Alee Richards, dau. of James Richards, parish of Pitminster, married 
Nov. 27, 1G04. 

[This Philip Torrey was the father of "William, James, Philip, and Joseph, 
who came to New England about 1640.] 

Marriage License Bonds, Ipswich, co. Suffolk. 

' Henry Chickeringe of Ringsfield, single, and Elizabeth Smithe, widow, 
of Wrenthan, May 4, 1622. 

Henry Chickeringe of Wrentham, widower, and Anne Grosse of Darsham, 
single, May 10, 1628. 

[This Henry Chickering settled in Dedham, Mass.] 


190 Hecords of the Church in Easthurx/y Conn, [April, 


Communicated bf Miss Mary Kingsbury Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
From the manuscript copy owned by the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames. 

[Continued from page 90.] 


Sep**" 1 0*^ John Straton, Son of Amos Fox & Wife was Baptized. 

Oct^ 2 Chester, Son of Charles Andrus, Jun'' & Wife " " 

Mary, Daughter of Elisha and Anna How " " 

Loise, Daughter of Solomon Nye & Wife " " 

Oct'' 22 James-Luther, Son of Joseph and Lydia Wright 

u a 

Thomas, Son of Edward and Jerusha Potter " " 

U i( 

Oct'" 29 Anna, Daughter of Isaac & Elizebeth Tryon 


Feby 11*^ Orial, Son of Philip and Mercy Covel 

Vine, Daughter of Daniel & Mabiel Wright 

March 1^* Mary, Daughter of Nehemiah Write & Wife 

March 22 Julius, Son of William House, Jun'" and Wife " " 

Gula, Daughter of the same " " 

Horrace, Son of Lazarus House and Wife " " 

These Children were baptized at M*" Daniel Chamberlain's 
— being a Lectur (?) & preach*^ 

Ap" 22 Giles, Son of Joel & Lois House was Baptized. 

George, Son of Levi & Sarah Fox *' *' 

Edward, Son of Edward & Lydia Hale " " 

Sarah, Daughter of Jonathan & Sarah Shurtliff " " 

Mercy, Daughter of Hennery & Mercy Goodale " " 

Eunice, Daughter of Asa & Eunice Williams " " 

Elizebeth Bowers was baptized privately. 
Gate, Daughter of Peletiah & Mary Loveland " " 

Pamelia, Daughter of Lemuel & Prudence Fox was Baptized. 
Leonard, son of Charles Treat & his Wife '* ** 

Mahi table, Daughter of Israel & Sarah Holspter " " 
Roger, Son of Ruben Risley & Wife & Patience their Daugh- 
ter were Baptized. 
Polly Myra, Daughter of William & Ruth Buck was Baptized 

by M"" Huntington. 

Israel, Son of Israel House & Wife was Baptized. 

Polly, Daughter of James Kenny & Wife " " 

Alford, Son of Beuj" Hodge, Jun^ & Wife " 

Mabel, Daughter of Ebenezer& Marv Fox was " 

William, Son of William & Mary Hale " " 

Sep* 16*^ Julian, Son of Aaron Holester & Wife " " 
Docia, Daughter of Frary Hale & Wife " " 

Ocf 14*^ Joseph, Son of Joseph Goodale Jun"" & Wife ** 

Timothy, David, Jemimah & Abigail, Sons and Daughters of 
Timothy & Jemimah Brainard were Baptized on her Ac- 

May 6^^ 
May 7*^ 
May 27*^ 
May 27'^ 
June 17^^ 

June 24*^ 

June 28*^ 

Augs* 5^^ 

Aug* 12th 
Aug* 19*h 
Sepf 2 

1907.] Records of the Church in Easthury,- Conn, 


Oct' 23<i 

Calvin, Son of AYilliam & Deborah Richerson was Baptized 

Elizebeth, Daughter of John & Elizebeth Loyeland was Bap- 
Novem^'' 1 1 William Richerson, an Adult Person, was Baptized. 
Isove^'- 25^*^ David, Son of Edward Potter, Jun'" & Wife " " 

& Ruth, Son and Daughter of Elizur Hubbard Jun^ 
and Wife were Baptized. 

Feby 3 
March 23 
Ap° 13"^ 
May 4*^ 


May 12 

May 15*^ 

Ira, Son of Asa and Sarah Smith was Baptized. * 

Asa, Son of Ebenezer Goodale & his Wife was Baptized. 

Cloe, Daughter of Abner & Cloe House " 

Ralph, Sou of Benjamin & Anna Tucker " 

Joseph, Son of Daniel &; Ruth House " 

Hezekiah, Son of Hezekiah Wickham Jun"" and Wife was 

E[arriet, Daughter of Thomas Risley, Jun'", & Thankful his 

Wife was Baptized. 
William, Lot & Sarah, Sons & Daughter of William & I^ebo- 

rah Nickerson were Baptized privately. 
Nancy, Daughter of & Mahitibel Brooks was Baptized 

June 1^' 
June 8*^ 

Jmie 22 





July 10^^ 










privately on her Account. 
Joseph, Son of Timothy & Meriba Lock wood 
Electe, Daughter of Jonathan Covel & Wife 
Abio^ail, Daucrhter of Russel Kenev & Sarah his Wife 

June 15*'^ James, Son of James & Lucy Covel was 

Axe, Daughter of William & Hannah Kenney 
Siah, Son of Jonathan & Sarah Talcot 
Kester, Son of Jonathan & Cloe Treat 
Alpliel, Sou of David & Hope Holester 
Ozias, Son of Appleton Homes & Wife 
Experience, Daughter of Samuel Risle}' & Wife 
Lester, Son of James & Abigail McClean 

Hannah & Martha, Daughters of Joseph Hills & Wife 
Elizebeth, Daughter of Stephen Holester and Wife 

" These were Baptized at a Private Lecture. 
Esther, Daughter of Levi & Esther Loveland was 

Augs* 10*^ Elibha (?) Chalker, Son of William and Joanah Heldreth was 

Likewise Joannah & Lucy, Daughters of William & Joannah 
Heldreth were Baptized on her Account. 

Augst 24^*^ Naby, Daughter of George & Flore Tryon was Baptized. 

Sep"" 28 Hezekiah Smith, Son of Elizur Hubbard Jun' and Wife were 

Joanna, Daughter of Timothy & Anna Hale was Baptized. 
Samuel, Sou of Samuel & Eunice Brooks 
Ansa & Roxy, Son and Daughter of Thorn* & Cloe Fox 
Anna, Daughter of David & Habsebeth Fox was 
Joseph Churchil, Son of Asael and Elizebeth Holester 

Dece*'' 19^^ Mima, Daughter of Elisha & Anna How was 

Hannah, Daughter of Elijah & Mary Nye " 

William Henery, Son of Henery & Mercy Turner " 

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Nov^ 2 

Nov"- 9**^ 


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192 Records of the Church in JEastbury, Conn, [April, 


Feb^ 8*^ Maliitibel, Daughter of Allen & Lucy Goodrich was baptized 

Nancy, Daughter of David and Hope Holester 
March P* Eliezur, Son of Eliezur & Sarah Hubbard 

Betsey, Daughter of IVIatt & Loise House 
March 29^^ Aaron Hubbard, Son of Thomas and Prudence Blish was 

Baptized. l^:-!^ 

Prude, Daughter of John & Elizebeth How was Baptized ^^*/ 

Ap'^ 19 Prude, Daughter of David & Onnor Nye 
May 3 Sully, Daughter of Joseph & Gedidah Simons 

May 10*^ Nabby, Daughter of Samuel & Abigail Hills 







Ttn A/i/^l otfoT T iQiin-hf^T* r\f T/^ol Ji-r I .r\^ao, T-Trvno/ik i( IC .\~i.v*! 


May IT*^ Violetter, Daughter of Joel & Loise House 
May 24 Dudley, Son of Israel & Sarah Holester 

Norman, Son of John & Elizebeth Loveland 

Anna, Daughter of Samuel Smith & Wife 
May 30*^ Peg- Negro Grild, Daughter of Hagar privately 

June 21^ Dorathy, Daughter of Thomas & Prudence Blish was Baptized. 

Milla, Daughter of Daniel and Mable Wright " 
June 28^^ Mary, Daughter of Cap* Samuel Covel & Wife " 

Lora, Daughter of Benj" Hodge, Jun'' & Wife 
July 12"^ David Elsworth, Son of David Little of East Hartford & Wife 

was Baptized 
July 19^ Ora, Daughter of AYilliara House & Wife was Baptized. 
July 29"^ Silas, Son of Jonathan Holden & Wife' " 

Joseph, Son of Joseph Hills & Wife 
Aug^' 2 Timothy Brainard, Son of Nehemiah & Phebe Strickland was 

Aug^* Otti Jcsiah, Son of Josiah & Abigail Brooks was Baptized. 

Silas, Son of Lemuel & Prudence Fox " *< 

Jered, Son of Charles & Dorothy Treat ** *' 

Aug^* 16*^ Vine, Daughter of Cap* Charles Andrus & Anna his Wife was 

Aug^* 30*^ Synther, Daughter of Lazarus & Rebecah House was Baptized 

Vier, Daughter of Pelletiah & Mary Loveland *' " 
gpptr 23ih Asa, Son of Asa & Eunice Williams " " 

Ocf IV-' Piude, Daughter of Aaron Holester & Wife " " ' 

Nov^^ 8*^ Marshel, Son of Isaac Try on & Wife '' *'* 

Nov'" 12*^ Rachel, Daughter of Jonathan & Cloe Treat " " 

Nov"" 15*^' Chauncey, Son of Charles & Martha Holmes " " 

March 28*^ Alsy, Daughter of Israel House & Wife was Baptized. 
Ap'^ 4tb Frances, Daughter of William & Mary Hale was Baptized. 
Ap^^ 11*^ Betsey, Daughter of Thomas & Thankfull Risley " " ' 

Nathan, Son of Nathan & Elizabeth Dickerson " " 
Apii 24^*^ Truman, Son of Ruben Rislt y & Wife was Baptized privately 
May 3 Daniel, Son of Daniel & Ruth House " '^ 

Asa, Son of Hezekiah Wickham Jun'" & Wife was Baptized 

Polly, Daughter of Jonathan & Sarah Shurtleff " " 
May 9^** William Wickham, Son of Christiana Morley *' " on 

her Father's account. 
Abigail, Daughter of Abner & Cloe House " " 

Anne, Daughter of Thomas & Anne Goodale " " 

May 16'^ Betsey, Daughter of Avery & Elizabeth Goodale " " 



1907.] Records of the Church in Easthury,' Conn. 193 

May 17* Amasa, Son of Amasa & Elizebeth Fox was Baptized 
July 11* Elizebetli, Daughter of Asael Holester & Elizebeth Holester 

was Baptized. . ^ 

Alvaney, Son of lj[illegihJe'\ & Sarah Fox was Baptized. 
July 18 Lydia, Daughter of Appletou & Lydia Holmes " 
Darius, Son of Ebenezer & Jerusha Goodale was " 
Hannah, Daughter of Elizur Hubbard Jun"" & Wife was Baptized 
Clarry, daughter of James & Anna Holmes " ** 

July 25* Sophrona, Daughter of Isaac & Ruth Williams " . " 
Aug^ 12* Daniel Smith, Son of Mary Persons . " " 

Da^id & Mary, Son & Daughter of David & Mary Dicker- 
son were Baptized • ;'.vVv: .;r 
Lorania, Daughter of Sam" Persons & Wife was Baptized on 

her account. 
Enos & Loice, Son & Daughter of Eliphalet & Elizabeth Covel 

were baptized. 
Yier & Vine, Daughters of James & Abigal McLean were 

These children were baptized at the House of David Dicker- 
son, — A Sermon being delivered on the Occasion, 
Sep'^ 5* Walter, Son of William & Ruth Buck was baptized. 

Patience, Dauirhter of Henr}- Goodale & his Wife was Baptized. 
Ocf Z^ William, Son of William & Anna DeWolf " 

Hitte, Daughter of William & Mehitable Brooks " " on 
her account 
Oct^ 23^ Hoel ALanson, Son of Hoel & Cloe Strickland was Baptized. 
Ocf 30* Cile, Daughter of Jonathan & Rhoda Covel " " 

Chancey, Son of Lebeus Hills, Jun'^ " ** 

Polly, bauditer of Lebbeus & Mary Hills " . « 

NovM5* Asa," Son of David & Mary Dickerson " " 

I^sov'" 2V^ Noah, Betsey & Fanny, Son & Daughters of Samuel & Elize- 
beth iSoulding were Baptized. 

Cloe, Daughter of Thomas & Cloe Fox was baptized on her 
Feb. 27* Susannah, Daughter of Samuel & Eunice Brooks was Baptized. 
March 20 Sylvester, Son of Thomas & Prudence Blish " " 

MarcK 27* Sarah, Daughter of Asa & Sarah Smith " " 

May P' Loice, Daughter of Asa & Easter Goslee " " 

Onnor, Daughter of George & Flore Tryon " " 

Lucy, Dauirhter of James & Lucy Covel " " 

May 8* Truman, Son of Ruben Risley &"hi6 Wife '* " 

May 15* Oratio, Son of Benjamin & Anna Tucker " 

May 22 Giles, Son of David Fox & his Wife *' 

James Butler, Son of Henry & Mary Turner " "• 

Henery, Son of Henery Goodale " ** 

May 30* Jabez, Son of Jabez & Ruth Talcott was baptized privately. 

Emmely, Daughter of William Straton and wife was Baptized 
June 5* Harvey, Son of Samuel and Anna Covel " " 

Sally, Daughter of Solomon and Loise Nye " " 

June 12* Sarah, Daughter of Russel & Sarah Kenney " " 






194 ^Records of the Church in JEasthury, Conn. [April, 

July 3^ Deborah, the Wife of Nathan Loveland was Baptized. 

Philatha & Nathan, Daughter & Son of Nathan & Deborah 

Loveland were Baptized. 
Zibe, Daughter of Peletiah & Mary Loveland was Baptized. 
Joseph, Son of Thomas & Anna Goodale 
Lucy, Daughter of Israel & Sarah Holester 
Abigail, Daughter of Amasa & Abigal Fox 
Simeon. Easter & Elijah, Sons & Daughter of Simeon & Mary 

Strickland was Baptized. 
Hope, Daughter of Timothy & Mary Stevens was baptized. 
Unice, Daughter of John & Elizabeth Loveland" " 

These children were baptized at M^ Eliezar Hubbard's. 

Charles, Son of Plene [Pliny] Holester was Baptized. 

Benoni, Son of Benoni & Lucreatia Buck was Baptized 

Abraham, Son of Howel & Cloe Strickland 

Lucy, Daughter of Joel & Loise House 

Elijah, Son of Levi & Hannah Loveland 

Grove, Son of Joshua Webster & Wife 

Hope, Daughter of David & Hope Holester 

Saul & Gideon, Sons of William Richerson & Wife 

Allen, Son of Lazarus House & Wife 

Lidia, Daughter of Edward & Lidia Hale 

Hitte, Daughter of Sam^ Persons & Wife *' " on 

her account. 
Roxey, Daughter of Jonathan Shirtleff 
Lucretia, Daughter of Hezekiah & Lucretia Wickham was 


July 10*^ 
July 31^ 

Aug^t 11th 

Aug^t 14th 
Sep* 4*^ 

Oct^ 2^ 
Oct^ 16*^ 

Oct 21^* 

Nov'- 13"^ 











Feby 13*^ 
Feb^y 26 

^pU pt 

Ap^^ 8"^ 
May 6^^ 

May 13 

June 3 
June 24*^ 

July P* 

July 15*^ 

July 22^ 

July 28'!^ 

AuiiruB* 10^* 
Sep'- 17"^ 

Jered, Son of Elijah & Welles was Baptized privately. 

Amelia, Daughter of Thomas Risley, Jun^ & his Wife was 

Rufus, Son of Abner & Cloe House was Baptized. 

Sally, Daughter of Sam" Smith & his Wife 
Dolly, Daughter of Charles & Dorithy Treat 
Mabel. Daughter of Aaron and Asenah Hills 
Hope, Daughter of Moses & Anna Hills 
Chester, Son of Francis & Polly Loveland 
Amasa Dodge, an Adult Person 
Polly, Daughter of Amasa & Mary Dodge 
Lemuel, Sou of Lemuel &, Prudence Fox 
Levi, Son of Levi Johnson & Wife 
Betsy, Daughter of Frary Kale & Wife 
David, Son of Nehemiah Strickland & Wife 
Eliezer Hubbard, Son of Israel House & Wife 
Michael, Son of William House & his Wife 
Jesse, Son of Josiah Brooks & his Wife 
Flavel, Son of James McLean & his Wife was Baptized. 
Syndy of Jeremiah Stocking & his Wife " 

Charrotte, Daughter of Mathew House and his Wife Baptized 
Clesard, Son of Isaac Tryon & Wife Baptized privately 
Loradocha Daughter of Aaron Holester & Wife Baptized 
Lemuel, Son of David Dickerson & Wife was " 

Unice, Daughter of Daniel Wright & Wife '^ " 






















1907.] Records of the Church in Easthury, Conn, 195 

Ocf 14 Jered, Son of Nathan and Deborah Loveland was Baptized. 

Ocf^ 21^' Elisha, Eliezer, & Joel, Sons of Joseph Wright & Wife were 


Nov'' 6*^ John, Son of Elisha and Anna House was Baptized. 
Ruth, Daughter of Isaac & Ruth Williams " 
Betsey, Daughter of Moses & Elizabeth Goodale Baptized. 
Lorra, Daughter of Reuben & Eunice Abbe was " 

Fanne, Daughter of George & Jemima Hunt : " 

Ora, Daughter of Lemuel & Prudence Fox was " 

Chauncey, Son of James & Lucy Covell '* .- r "■ ^^^^^ - 

Nov"" 11*^ Henery, Son of Elizur Hubbard, Jun'^ & Wife ;; ^ */ ' '' ' 
Luce, a Free Negro, was Baptized. 'h^$^^ 

Decem^^SO^Monathan Hubbard, Son of Jonathan & Sarah Talcott " 

Jan^ 3(?) Orford Elizur, Son of Doc^ Elizur Hale & Wife was " , ; ., . 

Jan^ 20*^ Florainy, Daughter of Elizur & Sarah Andrews " " ' .. 

Feby 3'i William, Son of William & Mary Hale " " 'XSr 

March 20*^ Luther, Son of Pelatiah and Mary Loveland " " : ' .' ' 

Ap^ 12 Grant (?) Son of Avery & Elizabeth Goodale " " ' 
Electa, Daughter of Jonathan & Rhoda Covel " " 

May 26*^ Sarah, Daughter of Benjamin and Ann Tucker " " 
Philena, Dauorhter of Isaac Brown and Wife " " 

Anna Elsworth, Daughter of Elijah H. Goodrich & his Wife 

was Baptized. 
Mable, Daughter of Thomas Goodrich & Wife was Baptized. 

June 25 Marv, Daujrhter of Daniel House & Wife " " ' 

Moriah, Daughter of Joshua Webster and his Wife '* • 
Lucy, Daughter of Hezekiah Wickham and his Wife " 

July 3^** Ephraim, the Son of Samuel Persons and his Wife was Bap- 
tized on her account. 

July 17"^ Dudley, Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Noulding, was Baptized. 
Russel Backus, Son of Josiah and Abigail Brooks " " 

Aug^* 4 Almira, Daughter of Roger & Hannah Hollister " " 

Solomon, Son of Solomon & Loise Ney [Nye] " " 

Solon, Son of Jeremiah Stocking & Wife ** " 

Aug^t 24th Arnold, Son of Nathaniel Holester Jun^ & Wife " " 

Sep'^ 8^^ Anne, Daughter of Moses and Anne Hills was baptized the 

Sabath after her Death. 
Harry, Son of Henery Goodale & wife was Baptized. 

Sep'' 15*^ Silvester, Son of Frauds Loveland and Wife was Baptized. 

Sep* 22 Zema & Daniel, Son & Daughter of Benjamin Chamberlain & 

Wife were Baptized. 
Aurora, Daughter of Hoil & Cloe Strickland was Baptized. 

Ocf 10*^ Molly, Daughter of John & Elizabeth Loveland " 

Ocf 13*^ Benjamin & Zarah, Son & Daughter of Russel & Sarah Ken- 

ey were baptized privately. 

Oof 20* Holsey, Son of Benoui & Jemimah Buck was Baptized. 
Wealthy, Daughter of Joel & Lois House " " 

Nov"^ 27"^ Horice, Son of William Richardson & Wife " 

Chancey, Son of Henry & Mercy Turner " 

Ocf 29*^ Betsey, Daughter of Levi & Easter Loveland was Baptized on 

her account. » 

Nov^ 24''^ Sarah, Daughter of Jonathan & Katurah Treat was Baptized. 


196 Records of the Church in Easthury, Conn, [April, 

Dec^ 28"^ Desier, Daughter of Joseph Wright & Wife was Baptized. 

Jan^^ 2G*^ David, Son of George & Cloe Tryon « '* 

Florania, Daughter of Elijah Nye & Wife « " 

Feby S**" Joseph, Son of Joseph Goodale and Wife .." " " 

Chauncey, Son of Moses Goodale " ** 

March 2^ Thomas, Son of William & Polly White «< " • 

March 9*^ Assalina, Daughter of Philip and Mary Covel " " 

March 31 Stephen, Son of Stephen Case & Wife ' " " 

Apr^ 20"* Thomas Sherman, Son of Thomas & Thankful! Risley was 

Baptized. . " , ^ , :; ;■ ,; .<;...^^ 

Ap^ 9*^ Salmon, Son of Abner House and his Wife was Baptized. • 

May 11"* Asa, Son of Aaron Hills & Assenah Hills his Wife " 

May 18*^ Lora, Son of Zadock & Ruth Andrus was Baptized. 

June 21^* David, Son of Samuel & AbigaO Hills " « 

Jan 29^^ James, Son of Daniel Wright & Wife " " . ^-V 

July 6"* Alson, Son of Lemuel & Prudence Fox " .'-? 

Ira, Son of David & Mary Dickerson " 

July 20*^ Zera, Son of Levi Hills & Wife « 

Shubel, Son of Ashbel Kenny & Wife " 

August 24*^ Jonnathan, Son of Jonnathan Shirtleff & Wife was Baptized. 
Aug** 31^' Jehiel, Son of Lazarus & Rebecca House " " 

Sep* 26*^ Joshua, Son of Joshua Webster & Wife " " , 

Oof 5*^ Horatio Goodrich, Son of Jabez & Ruth Talcott " " 
Ocf 12"* Harriet, Daughter of Benjamin & Anna Tucker was Baptized 

on her account. 
Harvey, Son of Thomas & Cloe Fox was Baptized on her ac- 
Oct^ 20*^ Thomas, Son of Thomas Sparks was baptized on his Parents 

" 20 Asa Williams, Son of Ruben Abbe and his Wife was Baptized. 

Nov'" '2^ Marvin, Son of Frary Hale & Wife " '« •' 

William, Son of Edward Hale & Wife « « 

Nov*" 9*^ Harvey, Son of Levi Johnson & Wife " " 

Nov' 23*^ Nabby, Daughter of Israel House & AVife " " 

Chauncey, Son of Benoni & Lucretia Buck " " 

Alvin, Son of George & Jemimah Hunt " " 

Nov'" 30*^ Erastus, Son of Ebenezer Goodale " " 

Decom^*^ Elijah Hubbard, Sou of Elijah Hubbard Goodrich & Mable 

28(?) his Wife, was Baptized. 

Leonard Hubbard, Son of Jacob and Onnor Humerson was 

Hannah, Daughter of Charles and Martha Holmes was bap- 
Jan^ 1 Silvester Gilbert, Son of Gilbert and Lucy Wier was Baptized 

" 15 Molly Foster, Daughter of Eliphelet Covel " " 

Feb"^ jst Mable, Daughter of Thomas and Anna Goodale " " 

Feb'"'' gth YHq, Daughter of Levi and Sally Fox was Baptized on her 


1907.] Proceedings of the N, E. Hist. Gen. Society, 197 

March 1^ Afhbel, Son of Lois Freeman was Baptized. 
Apr^ 19 Emilia, Daughter of Isaac Williams & wife was Baptized. 
May 17"* Jonathan Hubbard, Son of Jonathan Talcott & Wife was 


[To be continued.] 


By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary. # " , 

Boston, MassacJaisetts, 5 Drcfmher, 1906. The New Enorland Historic Gene- 
alogical Society held a stated meeting in Marshall \\ Wilder hall, 18 Somerset 
street, at half-past two o'clock in the afternoon, the President, Hon. James 
Phinney Baxter, Litt.D., in the chair. 

After the reading: and approval of the minutes of the November meeting, 
George Canning Bursess, A.B., of Brookline, was introduced as the essayist 
for this meeting. ]Mr. Burgess read an able and valuable paper on Thomas Wil- 
let of Leyden and Plymouth, First Mayor of New York, which Avas greatly en- 
joyed. Tlianks were unanimously voted, and a copy requested for the archives. 

The executive officers presented monthly reports, which were received, read, 
accepted, and ordered on file. 

Six new members were elected. 

Charles Sherburne Penhallow, A.B., and Hosea Starr Ballon were appointed 
an Auditing Committee. 

A minute in memoriam William Tracy Eustis was presented by the commit- 
tee, and accepted, after which the meeting dissolved. 

2 January, 2907. A stated meeting was held this afternoon, at the usual 
time and place, the President in the cliair. In the absence of the Recording 
Secretary, Miss Mary Ella Stickney was elected pro tempore. 

The ordinary exercises followed, with a vote of thanks to Pearl Hildreth 
Parker and Silas Roger Coburn, of Dracut, for manuscript collections of grave- 
yard inscriptions, presented to the Society. 

Edwin Noah Hardy, A.M., Ph.D., then delivered a highly interesting essay 
on The Old Time Meeting House in New England in Anecdote, Incident and uis- 
sociation, for which thanks were voted and a copy requested for the archives. 

On motion, it was 

Voted, To accept the legacy of One Thousand Dollars bequeathed the Society 
by the will of Charles C. French of Boston. 

Seven new resident, and one corresponding, members were elected, after 
which the meeting was dissolved by vote. 

30 January. The annual meeting was held today, agreeable to article 1, 
chapter III., of the By-laM's, for report of which see Supplement to the pres- 
ent number of the Register. 

6 Fehruary. A stated meeting was held this afternoon, at the usual time and 
place, Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of Newton, being called to the chair in 
the absence of the President. 

Then followed the routine exercises, when Jacob Hagar Carfray, Ph.M., of 
Wakefield, read a paper on The United States Presidential Election of 1860, 
which elicited an active discussion on its conclusion. A vote of thanks was 
unanimously tendered the speaker, and a copy of the paper requested for the 

Seven new members were elected. 

Deloraine Pendre Corey, of Maiden, Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., of New- 
ton, and Miss Mitty Belcher Fairbanks, of Farinington, Me., were appointed a 
committee to submit a minute of respect in memoriam William Blake Trask, 
A.M., of Dorchester, deceased. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

■ -i'. '■' 

198 Uotes and Queries, [April, 

KOTES AND QUERIES. ' .., ^^V1 .-' ■'•^ 

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Eev. Henry Flint. — A movement is on foot to place a tablet in the well- 
known " Stone Temple," at Quincy, in memory of the Rev. Henry Flint, first 
Teacher, and, subsequently, second Pastor, of the Town of Brain tree. Four 
individuals of the name of Flint emigrated to New England, and settled in 
Massachusetts, before 1650, viz., Thomas and William, of Salem, Henry of 
Braiutree, and Thomas of Concord. Henry of Braintree was a clergyman. 
There is a characteristic pretence of a biography of him, by Cotton Mather, in 
the Magnalia, Book III, Chap. 19. His widow, Margery, was sister of President 
Hoar,* of Harvard College. Henry Flint died April 27, 1668, aged sixty-one years. 
His widow survived him nearly twenty years, dying March 10, 1687. From 
Henry Flint and his wife, ^Margery, has descended a numerous and very dis- 
tinguished progeny. In forwarding the movement for a tablet to the memory 
of Henry Flint, it became an interesting question to ascertain whether he had 
any descendants now living of the name of Flint. It has finally been con- 
cluded that such is not the case. According to the Braintree Records, the 
Eev. Henry had five sons, three of whom died in infancy. Another, Seth, died 
when a sophomore in Harvard College. The eldest son, Rev. Josiah Flint of 
Dorchester, died Sept. 16, 1680, leaving four children, Henry, Thomas, Dorothy 
and Josiah. Thomas died without i?«sue; Dorothy married Edmund Quincy; 
Josiah, a mariner of Boston, died leaving only one child, Esther, who married 
Stephen Richards of Boston ; Henry, the well-known " Tutor " Flynt of Harvard 
College, died unmarried in 1760. The male line of descent from Rev. Henry 
Flint then became extinct. See Suffolk Deeds, 1. 44, f. 197; 1. 42, fol. 226. 

Boston, Mass. Charles Francis Adams. 

A Boston Quaker.— Savage says of Nicholas Moulder, merchant, of Boston, 
that he was abused as a Quaker, and also by having his name changed, and 
that he was Edward Moulder. 

In the Rhode Island Friends' Records is the marriage of Nicholas Moulder to 

Christian . June 10, 1653. There is also found : Edward, son of Nicholas 

and Christian, was born 17 Oct., 1609; and Nicholas, 29 May, 1671, in Boston. 
The death of the child Nicholas is recorded 8 June, 1671. Another son, Nich- 
olas, was born in Boston, 21 June, 1672, which is the only item of the family 
in the Boston vital records. 

9 Feb., 1673-4, Nicholas Moulder bought of Abraham Adams, turner, and 
Sara, his wife, a house and shop near the Old North Meeting-house. It was 
on the water front, on the southeast side of what is now North Street. Here 
Moulder erected a M-arehouse and wharf. He was a mercliant trading with the 
Dutch, and was part owner of the ship " Dove." 

Quakers had appeared in Boston a score of years previous, and laws were 
enacted against tliera, and especially their meeting in house's. 

Early in March, 1674, on the Lord's Day, one of the constables of the town, 
armed with a warrant, entered Moulder's house and found a Quaker preacher, 
George Cole, expounding, at the time of public exercise. There were present 
Moulder and his wife Christian, Steven Hussey, David Fogg, John Somes, 
Joshua Buffum, Ann Gillam, Martha Amy, Hester Dew, and Eliford Stratton. 
Hussey was the grandson of Rev. Stephen Bachiler, and ancestor of the Nan- 
tucket family. David Fogg was a son of Ralph, the recorder of Salem. Somes 
was the ancestor of the Boston family of that name, and married the daughter 
of Samuel Shattuck, who brought the order of Charles 11. to stop Quaker 
persecution. Bufi'um was brother of an ancestor of that Essex County family. 
Mrs. Gillam was the mother of Capt. Benjamin Gillam, the ship-master. 
Martha, wife of John Amey, was the daughter of Edward Johnson, the his- 
torian. Mrs. Dew was the wife of Ambrose Dew, cordwainer. 

For this occasion they were admonished, and cautioned against repeating 
their ofience. Twice on the Sabbath day, in April, Moulder was found by the 
constable at Quaker meetings in his house, and was fined twenty shillings; but 

1907.] JSFotes and Queries. - 199 

failed to appear in Court, and was declared in contempt. Cole, found speaking 
at one of the meetinj^s, was fined five pounds. Others found at the April 
meeting were admonished, and made to pay fees of the Court. Of these there 
were James Mears, the felt maker, Hannah Holman of the Nantucket family, 
Mary Hooper, Mary Mills, John Swimstead, and the wife of John Somes. John 
Somes, Martha Amey, Eliford Stratton, Christian Moulder, and Esther Dew, 
were each fined twenty shillings, and the fees of Court, for a second ofi*ence. 
It was probably to meet these fines that Nicholas Moulder mortgaged his house 
and other property, at this time, for six months. In Oct., 1675, he sold the 
property to James Lloyd. In the pre\Mous spring, Moulder and his wife were 
again before the Court, and were each fined forty shillings for not attending 
meeting on the Lord's Day. His autograph signature, on his bond, can be seen 
in the files of the Supreme Judicial Court. 

From Boston, Moulder went to Newport, and in 1680 we find hina in St; 
Michael's parish, Barbadoes, where he and his wife were domiciled with four 
slaves. There he probably congratulated himself upon having disposed of his 
possessions in Boston before their destruction by the great fire of 1676. 

Molden, Mass. Walter Kendall WATKiks. 


List of Emigrant Liverymen of London, in 1641 (see ante, page 92). — 

Fishmongers. Leathersellers. 

Edward Hilton in New England. Alason Machell gone beyond Seas. 

Thomas Roberts in New England. Thomas Pelham gone beyond Seas. 

Henry Watts in New England. 

William Dyer in New England, Millyner. Skinners. 

William Watts in Virginia. William Aymes gone beyond Seas. 

William Dennet in Virginia. George Twigg gone beyond Seas. 

Anthony Goodgame beyond the Seas, Laurence Davye gone beyond Seas. 

Phillip Weeden beyond the Seas. Woolmen. 

Thomas Meriam beyond the Seas. Francis Porter gone beyond Seas. 

Francis Appleby beyond the Seas. 
[Many others of this Company are Brownbakers. 

marked " dwelling unknown."] John Dakeinge. 

Notes fr©m English Kecords. — Abstract of nuncupative will of Phillip 
Lovering late of the shipp the Faulcon, widdower, he lyeing then sick on board 
the said shipp of the sicknesse whereof he dyed, which happened about a week 
afterwards. Dated 17 Sept. 1080. All I have to sonne Phillip Lovering and 
William Wnlley to be equally divided betwixt them, meaning and speaking of 
his sonne I'liillip Lovering then present and of Wm. Walley now at Charles- 
tone in New England. Sonne Phillip to be exor. John Parreck, Wm. Lawrence, 
witnesses. Proved in P. C. C, 20 Oct. 1080, by Phillip Lovering, the son. 
(130 Batt.) 

Abstract of will of Katherine Winter alias Grobham, by the consent of John 
Davye of Taunton ]\Iagdalen, co. Somerset, Barber Surgeon. Dated 15 June 
1065. Sone Christopher Winter in New England £10 to be paid by ray executor 
within one year after my decease, and if he be ded before then, my will is that 
the said moneys shall be paid unto my daughter Ann Winter. Daughter Alls 
Stevens wife of William Stevens £6. "Daughter Anne Winter £iii. ^ohn Jen- 
kins of Bromfeild. George Godd of Westmunckton 5s, and to be exor. Cos- 
sens Tliomas Page and John Mico to be overseers. Witnesses : Henry Sellick, 
William Cheade." Proved in the Court of the Archdeacon of Taunton, 23 June 
1666, by the executor nominated in the will, to whom administration was granted. 
Indorsed West Monckton. (Filed will in Taunton Registry.) 

1694 August 7. William and Grace, son and daughter of William and Mary 
Painter at ye Woollsack, ye girl 2 years old and 9 months, they are of New Eng- 
land. (Extract from Baptismal Register of St. Sepulchre, London.) 

Extract from Life of Anthony Tuckney, de facto twenty-first Master of S* 
John College, Cambridge. " He was school-fellow to Mr. Sam Whiting at Bos- 
ton, his Ciraraber Fellow at Eman. College, and afterwards corresponded with 
him when that good man went to America." (British Museum Add. MS. 5850, 
page 98.) Gerald Fothergill. 

11 Brussels Boad, New Wandsworth, London, England. 

200 Motes and Queries, [April, 

Hatves-Howes.— Since contributing to the Register, vol. 59, p. 217-8, a note 
relating to Jeremiah^ Howes of Yarmouth, Mass., and his wife Sarah Prence, 
in which I p:ave the names of the legatees mentioned in his will, 14 Oct. 1708* 
facts have come to my notice indicating that two of the daughters, Bethiah and 
Mary, should have been called Hawes and not Howes. In Yarmouth Town 
Records is this entry : 

"Isaac: Hawes and Bethiah : Howes wear Joyned in marriage upon the 8*^ 
day of January : 1701 : by Mr. John Cotton minister." 

Their children were recorded as follows : 

1. Bethiah Hawes, b. July, 1701. 4. Desire, b. Jan. 14, 1708. 

2. Isaac, b. Aug., 1703. 5. Jeremiah, b. Apr. 5, 1711. 

3. Thankfull, b. Mar., 1705. 

Jeremiah and Mary Hawes had the following children recorded in Yarmouth: 

1. Sarah, b. Apr. 1, 1696. 6. Mary, b. Mar. 23, 1703. 

2. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 5, 1697. 7. Temperance, b. Dec. 9, 1705. 

3. Edmond, b. June 30, 1699. 8. David, b. Oct. 10, 1707. 

4. Jhomas, b. Mav 16, 1701. 9. Prince, b. Dec. 29, 1709. 

5. Joseph, b. Jan. 12, 1702. 10. Thankful, b. Apr. 16, 1712. 

Recent consultation of the original record of Jeremiah Howes's will shows 
that in naming his eight daughters, who are twice mentioned, — first for a legacy 
of ^'15 each, and second for a share in real estate, — Bethiah and Mary are both 
called Howes in the first list, but are very plainlv called Hawse in the second 

The fact that Rebecca Howes, who is included last in both these lists, for 
equal shares with her sisters, receives also a special legacy of £30, would seem 
to indicate that she was the only one who was not married at the date of the 

It is unfortunate that the settlement of Jeremiah Howes's estate is not on 
record, but the marriage of Bethiah, and some of the names in Joseph Hawes's 
family, are strong evidence in favor of the second spelling. 

59 Oxford St.,SomerviUe, Mass. Ella F. Elliot. 

Woods.— The following is a copy of paper in the possession of Mrs. Martha 
B. Bishop, of North Brookfleld, Mass., granddaughter of Lucy Woods named 
in the record. 

As eleven pages, between 498 and 526, including the one upon which this ap- 
peared, are missing from New Braintree vital records, this record is worth pre- 
serving in print. •" 
Born to Ensign David Woods & Mrs. Martha his Wife — -7^. 
1745 November 10th. a daughter named Mary "^ ' "■ 
1747 September 20, a son named Benjamin 
1749 June 25th. a daughter, named Persis 
1751 May 1st. a son named Samuel 

1753 January 11th. a son named David 

1754 Dec. 29 a daughter named Martha ^ 
1757 June 7 a daughter named Hepzibah 

1761 January 28 a daughter named Lucy 
1763 February 18 a son named Jonas 
1765 August 23 a daughter, named Lois 

1768 January 18 a son named Asa 

1769 October 15 a son named Artemas. 

A true copy from the records of New Braintree, Book first. Page 520 
Attest, ALrnEUS Wauner, Town Clerk, 

New Braintree March 29 1798 
For Ensign David Woods. 
West Nticton, Mass. Henry D. Woods. 

An Indian-English Intermarriage. — The town of Natick, Mass., is fortu- 
nate in the possession of fragments of a volume of Indian Records covering 
the years from 1702 to 1735. Preserved by the Emery process, this quaint vol- 
ume of records contains the grants of lands to, and the divisions of the estates 
of, deceased Indians. A few English, and many Indian, relationships are ex- 

pressed in the hand-writing of the Indians 

1907.] Xotes and Queries. •/ • 201 

One, and only one, vital record occurs, which may be fonnd on the last page 
and is as follows : " The Intention of marriage between William Robinson of 
Sudbury and Elizabeth Tom of Natick was published June 7, 1735." 

Weymouth, Mass. Geo. W. Chamberlain. 

Lewis. — It may interest readers of the Register to know that extensive 
manuscripts relating to the Lewis and allied families of Haddara, Conn., and 
also extensive extracts from Haddam town, land, and probate records, together 
"With records from other towns where the Lewis family appears, from Nova 
Scotia to New York, compiled by the late Lavator B. Lewis, of Westfield, 
Mass., may be seen at the Public Library, Springfield, Mass. 

Westfield, Mass. Louis M. Dewey. 

TopLiFF. — Since my article on " The Descendants of Clement Topliff" ap- 
peared in the Register (ante, vol. 58, pp. 117-121), Mr. Joseph Gardner Bart- 
lett has made the discovery that the wife of SaraueP Topliff (CZeme?i?*) was 
not Patience Trescott but Patience Somes, the daughter of Morris and Eliz- 
abeth (Kendall) Somes of Gloucester, Mass. Savage says she died 8 Sept. 1728, 
in her 76th year or aged 76, and consequently was born 1652-8. (See " Clement 
Topliff and his Descendants in Boston," by Ethel Stanwood Bolton, Boston, 
1906, page 11.) G. F. Topliff. 

Kinsman -Knowlton. — In the Treadwell genealogy in the Register, vol. 60, 
page 191, appears the query : Did Michael Kinsman marry (2) Mary Knowlton 
of Ipswich? I can answer that he did. 

In the records of Hamlet Church, Ipswich, it appears that Michael Kinsman 
and Mary Knowlton had their intention published Sept. 27, 1783, and were mar- 
ried Dec. 15, 1783; and that Mary Knowlton was baptized Aug. 13, 1758. She 
was daughter of Abraham Knowlton and Sarah Lord, his first wife, of Ips- 
wich, Mass. In the probate records at Salem, Mass., is the will, probated Dec. 
5, 1797, of Abraham Knowlton, cabinet maker and joiner, who died at Ipswich, 
Oct. 2, 1797. (Docket 16054.) Among bequests, is one to his daughter " Mary 

By his second wife, Mary Knowlton, Michael Kinsman had two sons : Michael 
and Lsniel. He is said to have removed to Philadelphia, Penn. 

32Sh Hudson Ave., Albany, N. Y. George H. Knowlton. 

Bailey-Smith. — In the article on John Bailey of Haddam, Conn., ante, page 
60, is a statement, for which the author was not responsible, that the wife of 
John* Railey was probably a daughter of Thomas Smith of Haddam. Dr. James 
B. Field of Lowell, Mass., writes: "I doubt if Thomas Smith of Haddam 
had any daughter or any relative living in Haddara. To be sure, he left his land 
to John Baily's wife, but he also left his household stuff to Daniel Brainwood's 
wife, and the rest of his property to several of his townsmen. The most rea- 
sonable assumption is that the women had cared for him in his last illness, and 
the men were his personal friends. In this theory the late Charlotte Gold- 
thwaite, an accurate and painstaking genealogist, agreed. In the partition of 
the land several years after Thomas Smith's decease, there is no more hint of 
his relation to any of the beneficiaries than there is in his will." 

A Sherburne FA:>nLY Record. — The paper bearing this title, printed as a 
curio, ante, page 82, differs in several respects from the version which appeared 
ante, vol. 17, pages 252-3. Portions of it, with other diflereuces, will be found 
in Brewster's " Rambles About Portsmouth," Second Series, pages 51-2. Com- 
pare the Sherburne article, ante, vol. 58, pa^es 227-8. 

A complete analysis of all the statements and data therein would be of value. 



MuNSEY.— In the Register, vol. 7, page 257, in an article by the late Rev. 
Alonzo H. Quint, appears the statement that William Munsey, of Dover, N. H., 
had a grant of land 29 July, 1695. A careful search has failed to reveal any 
such grant; but the following, transcribed from Dover City Records, may have 

202 J^otes and Queries, [AprU, 

been mistaken for a grant, the date being the same. The brackets enclose 
•words worn in the original. 

I desire to know why this bond was given, and who were the '< Will Munsey *' 
and " Ane Draper" named in it. William Lincoln Palmer. 

Cambridge, Mass. 

" Know all men by These Presents thatlwill Munsey ca[]led] in ye Towneof 
Dover in ye Province of New Hampshire [and Nicholas] Morrell of ye Towne 
of Kittery in ye Province of Main doeownee[ach of us to] owe & stand fearmly 
Indebted unto ye Selectmen of ye Towne [of Dover] for ye time Being in ye 
full & Jnst sume of fouer score pounds [Lawfull] money of New England to 
all which payment well and truly to be made we Binde ourselves our heires 
Executors Administrators or assignees Joyntly andseverally By these Presents. 

The condition of this obligation is such that if ye above bounding William 
Munsey and Nicholas Morrell or Either of them shall secuer and keep harmless 
ye selectmen of Dover for ye time being from cost or charge yt shall A rise 
duering ye time of Ane Draper being in Towne of Dover or shall Arise toward 
ye charge of An Draper [then] this obligation to be voided and of none Effect 
other wise to stand in full force & vertue as witness our hands and seals this 
tw[entieth] day of July, 1695. Will Munsey 

Nicholas Mokrell 

Signed Sealled and delivered in presents of Jno Tuttle, Senr., Jno Leighton 

July 29th, 1695 
Then Will Munsey & Nicholas Morrell appeared and acknowledged this bill or 
bond to be their act & deed. Before me Job Clements Justice Peace." 

Wanted, the ancestry of : 

Mary Basset, born Feb. 23, 1739, died Apr. 27, 1819, who married Rev. 
Martinus Schoonmaker of Dutch Churches, L. I. 

Maria Cook, daughter of Abraham, who married, Dec. 13, 1757, at N. Y., 
Jacobus De Bevoise, and died Oct. 5, 1813, aged 79 yrs. R. H. Greene. 

235 Central Park., New York City. 

Merry. — Daniel Merry, born in Boston, 1793, son of Daniel and Lucy (Davis) 
Merry, was in the hardware business in Boston, 1817, with James Wells, son of 
Ebenezer and Catharine (Eustis) Wells. Both disappeared from Boston rec- 
ords 1819; where did they go? Mrs. Henry S. Tufts. 

37 Harvard Ave., Brookline^ Mass. 

Where was Lady Pepperell buried, who died Oct. 8, 1775, on the passage from 
Boston to England? She was Elizabeth, wife of Sir William Pepperell, 2d 
Baronet, and daughter of the Hon. Isaac Royall of Medford. 

Dr. Usher Parsons states in his Life of Sir William Pepperell, 1st Baronet, 
that she was buried in Halifax. What was his authority for this ? Others say 
she was buried in King's Chapel burying ground, Boston, Oct. 12, 1775, but I 
do not know on what authority. No record of the burial can be found in 
Halifax. M. 

Piiirps-SANBOHN. — Wanted, the parentage and family connections of Miss 
A. M, Phipps, born about 1840, probably in Massachusetts, who married first, 
in California, about 1864, Moses Kilsea Sanborn, born 3 May, 1833, died in Cali- 
fornia, 5 Sept., 1874, son of Josiah and Zibiah P. (Falls) Sanborn of Waldo 

and Belfast, Me.; and married, second, in California, after 1874, . Her 

children by her first husband were : Frances., Caroline Maria^ Charles, Lester., 
and Henry, the first four born in Sacramento, and the last in Centreville, Ala- 
meda, Co., Cal. Henry F. Sanborn. 

c/o Wm. E. CoXi, 1118 Union Trust Bldg., Los Angeles, Cal. 

Porter-Howe. — Wanted, the parentage and ancestry of Benjamin Porter, 
who served under Capt. David Olmsted in the Revolution, was a member of 
the Masonic Fraternity, and Deacon of the Presbyterian Church, who removed 
to the Genesee country prior to 1803. His tombstone at Batavia, N.Y., states : 


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" He made tlie first public prayer and conducted the first religious service west 
of Genesee river^ N. Y." 

Also, the parentage and ancestry of Rosanna Howe, who married the above 
Benjamin Porter. Mary H. Hosmeb. 

536 East Main St., Batavia, iV. T. 

Sutherland. — Can any one furnish me with definite and reliable information 
relative to John Sutherland who settled on Otter Creek, Rutland Co., "Vermont, 
about 17G0, especially as to his politics during the Revolutionary War, and his 
loyalty to Congress. Sarah D. QtROPLEY. 

Boston, Mass. 

Welder. — Wanted the ancestry, and any other information, of Peter Wilder 
and his wife Freelove, who lived some time in Penn., in the latter half of the 
18th century. A daughter Lydia, married Rev. Ransom Dexter, who was born 
iu Erie, Penn., and was first a shipbuilder. 

2920 Calumet Ave., Chicago, III. (Miss) Lydl^ Aurelia Dexter. 

Information wanted as to ancestry of : 

Lydia Jenkins, of Groton, Mass., who married, May 29, 1760, Joseph Sawtell 
of Groton. 

Abigail Bigsby (presumably of Westford, Mass.), who married, Sept. 11, 
1733, Zachuriah Sawtell. 

Sarah Gilbert, who married, Oct. 6, 1681, Capt. Simon Wainwrightof Haver- 
hill, Mass. 

Eunice Patch, who married (presumably at Lunenburg), Feb. 26, 1767, Elijah 

Elizabeth , who married, July 15, 1691, John Parker of Reading, Mass. 

Susanna , wife of Ebenezer Nicliols (1703-70), of Reading, Mass. 

P. 0. Box 82, iSavannah, Ga. Thomas Gajnible, Jr. 

Wanted, References to the Ancestry of : 

Sarah , b. abt. 1715, whom. abt. 1738, Ebenezer Hanchet of Suffield, Ct. 

Sarah Johnson, b. abt. 1736, who m. 8 ISlov., 1756, John Chadwick, Jr., of 
"Vi^'orcester, Mass. 

Abigail Chaflee, who m. abt. 1775, Elisha Underwood of Woodstock, Ct., and 
Wales, Mass. 

Eleanor , b. abt. 1723, who m. abt. 1742, Robert Henry, of Stow, Gro- 
ton and Shiiiey, Mass. 

William Henry, who, while of Stow, Mass., bought land in Lunenburg, Mass., 
24 June, 1735, whither he removed between 1741 and 1752. His reputed ances- 
tor, Sergl. John Henry of Topslield, Mass., 1690, is a myth. 

Mary x\.llen, who m. 3. Mar., 1737, as his third wife, Rev. William Gager of 
Lebanon, Ct. 

Aaron Jaqua, b. abt. 1722, who removed (perhaps from Kingstown, R. I.) to 
Lebanon and Salisbury, Ct. 

Hannah Manners (or Warren), Avho m. 1 Dec, 1680, Jonathan Davenport of 
Dorchester, Mass., and Little Compton, R. I. 

1S17 E. 63d St., y.E., Cleveland, 0. (Hon.) Frederick A. Henry. 

Paine.— Moses"* Paine (Moses,^ Stephen, = Moses*), of Braintree, Mass., born 
in 170U, married, 31 Oct., 1723, Abigail, dau. of Capt. Peter Adams. 

In the settlement of his estate, 16 Dec, 1763, these children are named: 
Moses Payne, eldest son, Hannah Wadsworth, Bethiah Hunt, and David Paine, 
who was an administrator. The last two children are not mentioned in any of 
the Paine or Adams genealogies, but they appear, as children of Moses, in the 
records of the First Church of Braintree, now in the city clerk's oflSce at 
Quincy, Mass., as f olrows : David, bapt. 5 Mch., 1737-8, and Bethiah, bapt. 
4 Feb., 1741-2. 

The son David* went to Douglas, Mass., in 1764, and later to Ludlow, Mass., 
where he died 2 July, 1807, leaving a family. He served in the Revolution 
from Ludlow. 

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Bethiah^ Paine married, 4 Sept., 17G2, Matthew Hunt of Weymouth. 
I have the names of all the descendants of David* Paine, but desire to get 
records of the descendants of his brother and sisters. 

559 West Market St., Lima., Ohio. (Mrs.) Clara Paine Ohler. 

HovEY. — Wanted, the parenta;?e and ancestry of Thomas Hovey who mar- 
ried Susannah Phippen, 25 July, 1773, in Salem, Mass. H. L. 

* Historical Intelligence. 

The Committee on Pulilication will henceforth consider, for publication in 
the REGISTEfi, gv-nealo^ies bronght down to the year 1850; and, also, 
important corrections of genealogies in print. 

English Research. — The Committee on Eng^lish Research, of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society, begs to call attention to the desirability 
of reviving investigation concerning the English ancestry of the pioneers of 
Kew England. From 1883 to 1890, former Committees secured funds by which 
Taluable researches among the wills of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury in 
London were carried on by Henry F. Waters, Esq., the results of wliich M'ere 
■published in the Register, giving clues which led to determining the ancestry 
of many of the early settlers of New England ; but since Mr. Waters's work 
was relinquished, comparatively little has been accomplished by the Society in 
that direction. 

The Committee now solicits funds for continuing research in England, on 
the ancestry of the early New England colonists, the results to appear in the 
Register, and it would be glad to receive suggestions and information on this 

Clues, not generally known, as to the origin of several early emigrants, have 
come into the Committee's hands, and the Secretary of the Committee will be 
glad to give information to anyone who may desire to make investigations. 

Charles Sherburne Penhallow, Chairman,\ 

Francis Apthorp Foster, ) 

Jerome Carter Hosmer, ) Committee on 

William Eben Stone, J English Research, 

Joseph Gardner Bartlett, Secretary, j - 

The California Historic Genealogical Society, whose collection was 
lost in the lire at San Francisco, is desirous of beginning another collection as 
soon as possible, and solicits donations of historical and genealogical works. 
Such donations should be addressed to Mrs. May Stansbury Mansfield, Librarian, 
care of Walter D. Mansfield, 172 East St., San Francisco, Cal. , 

The Genealogical Directory, giving the names and addresses of those 
interested in family history, with a list of the principal families about which 
they possess or desire information, is being prepared for publication by Chas. 
A. Bcrnau, " Pendeen," Walton-on-Tharaes, England, who will send descrip- 
tive circular upon application. 

Old Eliot.— Those interested in historical matters may be gratified to learn 
that another year of Old Eliot is in preparation ; the first three quarterlies 
being already completed. The volume will contain much of historic value, — 
including the section of Old Kittery, now known as Eliot, in the Revolution; 
Eliot in the Civil War, and in the War of 1812; alst) The Physicians of Eliot 
and Kittery. Subscriptions should be addressed : Old Eliot, Eliot, ]\[aine. 


Stimpson Genealogy.— Under this title will be published an extended record 
of the descendants of Andrew Steavenson, or Stimpson, of Cambridge, whose 
son, Andrew Stirason, removed to Charlestown about 1678. Much valuable 
material has been collected. Owing to the fact that at the present time there 
are but twenty-eight male descendants of Andrew^ Steavenson, bearing the 

1907.] ISFotes and Queries, ' 205 

name of Stimpson, it was decided to give the descendants, in both the male and 
female lines, from the first ancestor. The ancestral line, from Elder William 
Brewster of the Mayflower, of Susannah Fosdick, who married John* Stimpson, 
is given in full. The book will contain about 175 pages, bound in cloth. For 
particulars of subscription, address, Chaules C. Whittier, 374 Blue Hill Ave., 
Roxbury, Mass. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their owp families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence, and death. When there are more than one 
Christian name, they should all be given in full if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full name is known. 

^s/i/pj/.— Frederick W. Ashley, 132 S Street, N. W., Washington, D. C., is 
collecting material for a history of some branches of the Ashley family, and 
desires information regarding Ashley lines. It is nor intended to duplicate any 
part of the history of the descendants of Robert Ashley, compiled by Francis 
B. Trowbridge and publis^hed in 189G, nor the genealogy of the descendants 
of the seven sons of Thomas Ashley and Phebe Freeman who lived in Poultney, 
Vt., in preparation by Burtou J. Ashley. 

Bly. — Myron T. Bly, 809 German Ins. Co. Building, Rochester, N. Y., is pre- 
paring a family record of Jonathan Bly aud Eunice, his wife, who lived in 
North Kingston, R. I., 1761 to 1778, and will be pleased to receive information 
regarding tlieir ancestors or descendants. 

Caldwell, Caldwell, Cohcell.—Chsis. T. Caldwell, M. D., The Olympia, Wash- 
ington, D. C, is preparing a genealogy of the descendants of William Coldwell, 
born in 1695 in England, who was kidnapped and impressed into the British navy 
when only sixteen years old, deserted at Boston In 1712, married (1) Jane Jor- 
dan at Stoughton, and (2) Abigail Sutherland, had a large family of children, 
lived in Coimecticut, aud finally moved to Nova Scotia, where he died in 1802, 
aged 107 years. 

Chapman. — Emilas R. Chapman, Citizens' Building, Cleveland, Ohio, is com- 
piling a history of the descendants of John Chapman of Stonington, Vernon 
and Bolton, Conn., and desires information. 

CovelU Covin.— Dr. Henry H. Covell, 105 East Ave., Rochester, N. Y., desires 
information concerning all lines of the family of Covell or Covill. 

Doi/. Scarnnii. — ]Mrs. Elizabeth Seaman Hnviland, 34 Concord St., Tlolliston, 
Mass., is compiling genealogies of the docendants of Robert Day of Ipswich, 
Mass., and of Thomas Seaman of Swansea, Mass. 

Gavel, Gavett, Gavit, Gavitt. — W. F. Gavet, Salem, Mass.. is preparing a gene- 
alogy of this family, and desires information from all of the name or of allied 
families who have not communicated Avith him. 

Haviland, Seaman. — Frank Haviland, 34 Concord St., Holliston, Mass., is 
compilii'ir irenealogies of tiie descendants of William Haviland, and of Capt. 
John S:'a»Mau of Hempstead, L. I. 

Hfal<L — Clarence A. Torrey, University of Chicago Library, Chicago, 111., is 
compiling. a complete genealogy of the first five generations of the descendants 
of John Heald of Concord, Mass., and would be glad to receive information 
concerning the family. 

Letts. — Mrs. Cora Letts Maricle, of Letts, Louisa Co., Iowa, is compiling a 
genealogy of the descendants of Nehemiah Letts of Monmouth Co., N. J. 

Sclden. — Mrs. M. M. Le Brun, Montclair, N. J., is preparing a sketch of the 
life and services of Col. Samuel Selden, of the American Revolution, with a 
genealogy of the other descendants of Thomas Selden of Hartford, Conn., 1G39, 
and wi>hes information from all who are interested. 

Seavey. — Mrs. A. C. Hall, Stamford, Conn., is preparing. a genealogy of the 
descendants of William and Thomas Seavey of Rye, N. H. 

206 . Booh JSTotices. [April, 


[The editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail. For the January issue, books should be received by Nov. 1 ; for April, by 
Feb. 1 ; for July, by May 1 ; and for October, by July 1.] 

The Ancestors of My Children and Other Belated Children of the Generations 
Living in the Morning of the Twentieth Century. By William Copeland 
Clakk, Lincoln, Maine. Published under the Direction of the Author's Ex- 
ecutors. [Bangor, Me.] 1906. 8vo. pp. vii-f-215. III. 

This work does not correspond, according to the author, to his " ideal of a. 
family genealogy," yet fifty-four ancestral lines of his children and others have 
been traced. The greatest space has been given to the lines of Clark, Cope- 
land and Rice. The first of the Clarks is Joseph, who came to Dorchester, 
Mass., in 1630. The Copelands are traced to Lawrence Copeland, the first re- 
cord of whom shows him in Boston, in 1651 ; and the Rices are descended from 
Edmund Rice, who settled iu Sudbury, Mass., in 16o8 or '9. Of all the names 
excepting these three, the genealogies given are brief, two or three being in- 
cluded on one page. There are three good indexes. 

The Parentage and English Progenitors of Nathaniel Coney, of Boston, Mass. 
By Thomas Hills, of Boston. Press of David Clapp & Son. 1906. Large 
8vo. pp. 13. 

This is a reprint, with additions, from the Register for Jan., 1907. 

Silas Gates, of Stow, Mass., and the Descendants of His Son, Paul Gates, of 
Asliby, Mass. Compiled by Julius Kendall Gates and Samuel Pearly 
Gates. Printed for private circulation. 1907. 8vo. pp. 148. 111. (A few 
copies iu cap quarto, uniform with the earlier Gates Genealogy, but the lar- 
ger part of the edition in octavo.) 

This volume traces the descendants of Silas Gates of Wendell, and Paul Gates 
of As'nby, Mass., sous of Silas (No. 72 iu "Stephen Gates and His Descend- 
ants," published in 1898) of whom nothing w-as koowu to the editor of the 
earlier work. In the preparation of the work under notice, the compilera availed 
themselves of the services of Miss M. B. Fairbanks, as a genealogist, in mak- 
ing a careful search of the reconis of Middlesex County and the town of Stow, 
which, with family papers, have yielded full aud satisfactory results. Notes 
on one of the collateral branches (Hayward) add value to the book. It is hand- 
somely printed on cameo paper, by T. R. Marvin & Son, and in addition to the 
biographical matter, contains numerous portraits and views, and an excellent 
Index. * * * 

Extracts from British Archives on the Families of Haley, Halley, Pike, etc. [By 
Eugene Fairfield McPike.] (Working material ; repriuied from the Mag- 
azine of History. New York. 1900.) 8vo. pp. 37. 

Very thorough work is represented in this compilation, as sources of infor- 
matiou on both sides of the Atlantic have been investigated; and in the refer- 
ences given in the last pages, France as well as Great Britain is mentioned. 

Thomas Jones, Fort Neck, Queens County, Long Island, 1695, and His Descend- 
ants, The Floyd-Jones Family. With Connections from the year 3066. By 
Thomas Floyd-Jones. New York. 1906, 8vo. pp. 183. 111. 

The author, in an introduction, says that this work is published " with the 
sole purpose of explaining .... why aud how the double, or hyphenated, name 
of Floyd-Jones came into existence." The book may be described as a series 
of biographies connected by genealogical tables. Poems and " episodes " add 
variety to the compilation. There is no index. 

Arms and Pedigree of Kingdon-Gonld of New York and Georgian Court, Lake- 
wood, Neu) Jersey. Showing Dtscent from John Kingdon of Coleridge, County 
Devon, England, Esquire (1596), a Cadet of the House of Kyngdon of Tre- 
hunsey, Quethiock, County Cornwall, (12th Century). Compiled with Proofs 

• All of the unsigned reviews are written by ;Mr. Fkederick Willard Parke of Boston. 

1907.] Booh mtices. -,, 207 

and References to Authorities from the Results of Researches made by the 
Genealogical Department of the Grafton Press and published in the year 1906. 
New York : The Grafton Press, Publishers. 1906. L. 4to, pp. 25. 111. 

A full-page colored representation of the Kingdon arms, followed by a copy 
of the grant of the Hockin arms (the wife of Rev. John Kingdon being Jane 
Hockin), precedes the pedigree. The book is printed in the best style of the 
Grafton Press. 

27ie Family of Leete. By Joseph Leete, Chevalier de la Legion d' Honneur, 
South Norwood, Surrey. In conjunction with John Corbet Andeeisox, 
author of Chronicles of Croydon, Biblical Monuments, etc., etc. Second 
edition. Revised and enlarged. London. 1906. 410. pp. 211. lUus. 

Americans of this family — one of the very few whose claim to coat armor 
can be positively proved — have just cause for pride in this beautiful, costly 
volume, which is all that refined, scholarly taste can produce, is bound in full 
morocco, printed on deckle-edge paper, and finely illustrated. Fac-similes of 
portions of the Doomsday Book and other ancient official documents, as well 
as maps and portraits, add to the interest of the volume. The two English 
branches of Eversden and Oakington are fully treated, and have each a tabular 
pedigree, as has also the American branch, which will prove very helpful to 
those of the family who wish to learn the English ancestry of their line. An 
excellent account of the interesting life of the author closes this valuable work. 

American Ancestry of Marshall Lpfferts and Mary Allen. By Marshall C. 
Lefferts. Chart, 29 in. by 29 in. [New York. 1905.] 

Marshall Lefferts was born in New York in 1821 ; his wife was born in 1826. 
Mr. Lefferts says that " this chart has been issued to members of the family in 
its present incomplete state as a convenience in the work of compiling a final 

The Litchfield Family iii America. Part One. 2io. 5. November, 1906. [By 
WiLFORD Jacob Litchfield. Boston. 1907.] Large 8vo. pp. 305-884. 111. 
Price SI. 00 (postage prepaid). 

Forty pages of the present number are occupied by the diary of Dea. Israel 
Litchfield of Scituate, written chiefly in the years 1774-5. The portion relat- 
ing to the latter year is, in many of its entries, of great interest. There are 
six illustrations of exceptional merit. 

Genealogy of the Maulsby Family for Five Generations. 1699-1902. Compiled 
by Careful Research among Quaker, Government and Family Records. By 
Cora M. (Patty) Paine, Linden, Iowa. Des Moines, Iowa: Geo. A. Miller 
Press. 1902. L. 8vo. pp. 142. III. Map. 

Interspersed with the records of the Maulsbys, this volume contains accounts 
of the Rees, John, Thornburgh, Mills, Macy, Swain, Worth, Marshall, Patty, 
Davis, and Scott families. The Maulsbys themselves are traced to John and 
Mary Maulsby, who came from England to Chester, Penn., in 1699. The early 
history of '' The Plymouth Settlement," Penn., is included in the notice of the 
immigrant Maulsbys, as is also that of '' Lost Creek Settlement," Tenn., in thie 
third section of the work. Blank pages for the sixth generation are added after 
the fifth, and an index closes the book. 

The Historical Journal of the More Family. No. 13. Nov., 1906. Fourth 
Beunion of the Descendants of John More and Betty Taylor, at Ruxbury, Del- 
aware Co., N. Y., Sept. 2, 3, 4, 5, 1905. Seattle, Washington. 

Genealogical Collections relating to the Families of Noblet, Noblat, Noblot and 
Noblets, of France; Noblet and Noblett, of Great Britain; Noblet, Noblett, 
Noblit and Noblitt, of America. With some Particular Account of William 
Noblit of Middletown Township, Chester County (now Delaware County), Penn- 
sylvania, U. S. A. Compiled by John Hyndman Noblit. Printed for Pri- 
vate Circulation by Ferris & Leach, [Phila.] 1906. 4to. pp. 401. III. 

The first hundred pages of this work comprise the records of the Noblet 
family in France, the greater part consisting of '•'• French Documents in the 
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris." Then follow English, Welsh, Irish and Amer- 
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208 Booh Notices. [Aprif, 

lean records in which last are included notices of several individuals, similar to 
that of the William Noblit of the title-page, and also accounts of the Noblits 
of North and South Caroling,, Tennessee, Virginia, Indiana, Pennsylvania, New 
Jersey, and New York. To these are added miscellaneous, church, and milita- 
ry records. Though not arranged according to the model of a genealogy, thfe 
materials here collected are rendered available by means of four indexes and a 
complete table of contents. The volume is admirable in respect to print, pa- 
per, binding and illustrations, the latter being chiefly coats of arms. 

Odk-Oaks-Oakes. Family Register of Nathaniel Oak of Marlborough, Mass., 
and Three Generations of his Descendants in both Male and Female Lines. By 
Hexry Lebbeus Oak. With Sketch of Life of Henry Lebbeus Oak, Historical 
Writer and Genealogist. Printed for Subscribers with permission of the New 
Eng. Hist. Society of Boston, Mass., to whom the Author bequeathed the 
Original- Manuscripts, by Ora Oak, Cucamonga, Cal. Out West Co. Print, 
Los Angeles. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 84-j-vi. Portrait. 

The manuscript deposited with the New Eng. Hist. Gen. Soc. consists of 
seven volumes, four containing genealogical records; and of these four, the 
present work is printed from the first. Although the author calls it " merely 
a ' family register,' mainly of bare names and dates," biographical particulars 
are numerous, and the pages of the genealogical portion of the book are inter- 
esting. Print and binding are good, and the volume is provided with an index. 

History and Genealogy of the Bix Family of America, containing Biographical 
Sketches and Genealogies of both Males and Females. Compiled by Guy S. 
Rix, Concord, N. H. The Grafton Press, Genealogical Publishers, New York. 
1906t Large 8vo. pp. xiii+240. 111. 

This work relates to William and Thomas Rix, sons of Robert Rix of Can- 
ninghall, England, and their descendants. William was in Boston before 1645 ; 
Thomas in Salem before 1649. The genealogy is brought down to the eleventh 
generation. It is preceded by a letter from Mrs. H. L. M. Fry, containing val- 
uable, and in some respects romantic, particulars respecting the •" English line 
of Brancaster Castle, Norfolk County, England." Nearly forty pages of notes 
•which relate to allied families are appended to the genealogy. The volume is 
well indexed. 

Arms and Pedigree of Seymour of Pay son, Illinois. Shotcing Descent from Ed- 
ward, Duke of Somerset, Lord Protector of England (1547), and Sir William 
de St. Maur, of Wonndy and Penhow, Monmouthshire (1240). Compiled from 
Proofs and References to Authorities from the Results of Researches made 
by tlio GenealoLncal Department of the Grafton Press and published in 1906. 
New York : The Gratton Press, Pubiisiiers. 19u6. L. 4to. pp. 81. III. 

A full-page colored copy of the Seymour arms, with a transcript, in Latin, of 
the grant of arms to the Protector, serves as a preface to the pedigree. The 
volume is in its letter-press one of the most noteworthy products of the Graf- 
ton Press. It would seem to be desirable to have more substantial evidence 
than is given in the pedigree, to prove the connection between the family in 
Englandaud New England. 


Lineal and Collateral Pedigrees of Descendants of Samuel Slaughter, Esq., in 
four generations. Compiled by Joseph Whitman Bailey. Boston, Mass. 
'l90G.' Chart. 20 in. by 20 in. 
The Samuel Slaughter of this chart was of Culpcper, Va. 

Clement Tofdiff and his Descendants in Boston. By Ethel Stanwood Bolton. 

Boston. Privately Printed. 1906. 8vo. pp. 56. Frontispiece. (50 copies 


The seasonable publication of this attractive account of the Topliflf family in 
Boston will be eagerly examined in connection with the interesting Topliff's 
Travels, recently issued, and edited by Mrs. Bolton. Here she has set forth 
in her characteristic, clear, direct style — too seldom found in works of this 
kind — all that could be found concerning the emigrant ancestor, and the Boston 

1907.] Book Notices. 209 

line of his descendants. The allied families of Bird, Harris, Withinp:ton, 
Somes, Foster, Bates, Lane, and Re3'ner are given in tabular charts, and there 
are five appendices giving additional information, also a facsimile of an auto- 
graph letter from Daniel Webster to Samuel Topliff. A good index closes this 
well-made volume. a. l. w. 

Hefo. George, Moulton Adams, D.D. By Rev. Elnathan Ellsworth Strong, 
D.D. Boston : N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. 1907. Large 8vo. pp. 5. Portrait. 

This is a reprint from the Register for Jan., 1907. 

The Bevolutionary Journal of Col. Jeduthan Baldwin. 1775^1778. Edited 
with a Memoir and Notes by Tho>la.s Williams Baldwin. Bangor, [Maine] : 
Printed for the De Burians. 1906. 12 mo. pp. Ixiii-f 164. 111. 

Jeduthan Baldwin was born in Woburn, Mass., in 1732. He served as Cap- 
tain of a company in 1755-1758, and the first part of the Journal was kept by 
him from Dec. 1, 1755, to May 4, 1756. The first Revolutionary date is Dec. 8, 
1775. Many of the entries are very short, but the Journal as a whole furnishes 
historical details well worth preserving for posterity, and it is immediately pre- 
ceded by the sermon preached at Col. Baldwin's funeral. The editor, however, 
is respo»«ble for some misstatements. It may not be improper to explain that 
the " De Burians," for whom the volume is printed, is the name of a Society 
which is issuing publications '• inscribed to the memory of Richard De Bury, 
Bishop of Durham, 1287-1345." 

Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke, Kt. A personal Note by John Lane. John Lane, 
New York. Office of the International Studio. 1905. 32 mo. pp. 30. Por- 
trait. ^ 

Sir Caspar Purdon Clarke, formerly on the staff of the South Kensington 
Museum, London, England, has been appointed director of the Metropolitan 
Museum of Art, and this is an account of him, by one who knows him well. 

Proceedings of the Right Worshipful Grand Lodge of the Most Ancient and Hon- 
orable Fraternity of Free and Accepted Masons of Philadelphia, and Masonic 
Jurisdictiou thereunto belonging, at its Celebration of the Birth of Right Wor- 
shipful Past Grand Master, Brother Benjamin Franklin, held in the Masonic 
Temple, in the City of Philadelphia, on Wednesday. March 7, A.D. 2906 — 
A.L. 5906. Together icith an Account of the Memorial Service at his Tomb., 
on Thursday, April 19, A.D. 1906 — A.L. 5906. Grand Lodge of Pennsylva- 
nia, Phila. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. viii+352. 111. 

As the title-page sufficiently indicates the contents of this volume, it is only 
necessary to say that in letter-press, binding and illustrations it is noticeably 
beautiful. The facsimile reproductions are of great interest, among them be- 
ing "Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette. Dec. 3-8, A.D. 1730," and " Anderson's 
' Constitutions of Freemasons,' as reprinted by Franklin in A.D. 1734," the lat- 
ter covering nearly a hundred pages. 

Nathaniel Goddard, a Boston Merchant. 1767-1853. By Henry Goddard 
Pickering, LL.B. Printed at the Riverside Press, [Cambridge, Mass.] for 
private distribution. 1906. 8vo. pp. viii-f-272. 111. Map. 

This work opens with a genealogy beginning with John Goddard of Upham 
in Ald1)0urne, England, from whom descended, in direct line, William Goddard, 
the first settler of the name in America. The genealogy is followed by the auto- 
biography of Nathaniel Goddard, which relates the story of the first thirty 
years of his life. The remainder of the volume, relating to his subsequent ca- 
reer, is compiled from the memories of Mr. Goddard's family and from letters. 
The illustrations are very fine. 

James Wilson, Patriot, and the Wilson Doctrine. By Lucien Hugh Alexan- 
der, of the Philadelphia Bar. Reprinted from the North American Review, 
Mid-November Issue, 1906 ; vol. 183 ; no. 8. fPhila. 1906.] 8vo. pp. 19. 

'-'■ To many in our day," the author says, '' Justice James Wilson will prove a 
revelation," and it is demonstrated by this sketch, which consists principally of 
eulogistic quotations from eminent legal and historical authorities. James 
Wilson was born in Scotland, was a member of the Continental Congress and 

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210 Book Notices, [April, 

of the United States Constitutional Convention, a signer of the Declaration of 
Independence, and Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. 

The Wilson doctrine is thus stated in this pamphlet : '' The Constitution 
should be so construed that there shall be neither vacancies nor interferences 
between the limits of State and National jurisdictions ; both together should 
compose but one uniform and comprehensive system of government and laws.** 

Vital Becords of Dracut, Massachusetts^ to the year 1850. Published by the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1907. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 302. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Becords of Gardner, Massachusetts, to the end 
of the Tear 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trus- 
tee of the Fund. 1907. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 136. 

Vital Becords of Medford, Massachusetts, to the Tear 1850. Published by the 
New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1907. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 469. ^ 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Becords of Sutton, Massachusetts, to-the end of 
the Tear 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee 
of the Fund. 1907. Svo. Cloth, pp. 478. 

Vital Becords of West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, to the Tear 1850. Published 
by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy 
Town-Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1907. Svo. Cloth, pp. 115. 

Original Sources of American Crenealogical Data. (Beprinted from the Connecti- 
cut Magazine.) Becords of the Ashford Congregational Church, Connecticut. 
Part I. Transcribed and Verified by Mary Kingsbury Talcott, Hartford, 
Conn. From the manuscript copy owned by the Connecticut Society of 
Colonial Dames. [Hartford. 1907.] Large Svo. pp. 25. Price 75 cts. for 
2 parts, including postage. Address Miss M. K. Talcott, 135 Sigourney St., 
Hartford, Conn. 

The dates of these records range from Nov., 1718, to Oct., 1833. A second 
part will follow. 

History of Boothhay, Southport, and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. 1623-1905. 
With Family Genealogies. By Francis B. Greene. 111. Portland : Loring, 
Short & Harmon. 1906. Large Svo. pp. vi4-693. Price p.OO. 

The municipal, military, ecclesiastical and genealogical records which form 
this volume are not only extensive but most graphically presented. Their ac- 
curacy has been certified publicly by those whose ability to test the statements 
is unquestionable, residents as they are of the places included in this history. 
The author has been fortunate in being able to consult aged representatives for 
tradition in regard to the antiquities of the region. The genealogical portion 
of the work occupies nearly two hundred pages and contains all the informa- 
tion procurable regarding the ancestors and descendants of the founders of 
these towns. The paper and binding are excellent. The illustrations are chiefly 
portraits. There are indexes of places, events and persons. 

State Street. A Brief Account of a Boston Way. Printed for the State Street 
Trust Company, Boston, Mass. [1906.] Svo. pp. 42. 111. 

A great deal of historical and anecdotal matter is embodied in this attractive 
pamphlet, and it is well illustrated. 

A Blight on Boston. How shall it be removed? By John Albree. Printed by 
theBerkley Press, 127 Federal St., Boston. [1906.] Svo. pp. 16. 111. 

The " blight" is " the abandoned railroad property in ParJj Square," and for 
its removal Mr. Albree asks " united action by men of Boston." 

Band of Botsford. [Buflfalo. 1906.] 12mo. pp. 14. 

This pamphlet contains an account of the second annual reunion of the 

1907.] Book Notices, 211 

♦* Old. Chapel" Clarke County, Virginia. Printed by the Blue Eidge Press, 
Perryville, Va. 1906. 8vo. pp. 74. 111. 

After a " Historical Sketch of the Old Chapel," compiled chiefly from Bishop 
Meade's " Old Churches and Families of Virfjinia," and two other articles of a 
historical and biographical nature, " The Cemetery Record " is printed in as 
complete a state as possible, each entry giving as full an account as could be 
collected of the person named. 

Farmington Tioo Hundred Years Ago. A Paper read at a Meeting of the Colonial 
Dames of Connecticut at the Home of Miss Theodate Pope, May 29, 1906. 
Bv Julius Gay. Hartford Press: The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co. 
1906. 8vo. pp. U. 

Church, school, and home, together with literature, form the topics of this 
historical paper. 

Aji Old Berwickshire Town. History of the Toimi and Parish of Greenlaw, from 
the Earliest Times to the Present Day. By Robert Gibson. Edited by his 
son, Thomas Gibson. Oliver and Boyd. Edinburgh: Tweeddale Court. 
London: 10 Paternoster Row, E. C. 1905. 12mo. pp. xii.-f-308. Portrait. 

The latest date assigned to the founding of Greenlaw is the end of the 
seventh or the beginning of the eighth century. William de Greenlaw is the 
first name, among its inhabitants, which has been discovered, its mention oc- 
curring in 1180. The early ecclesiastical history of the town has received 
particular attention, much that is here recorded not having before been pub- 
liijhed. Not only the author's investigations, but also his own personal knowl- 
edge, have aided in showing tlie important changes in rural industries and 
customs which later times have brought. The four concluding chapters on 
" Old and Extinct Families " contain, among other family histories, one of the 
Greenlaw family which, according to the preface, "is for the first time pre- 
sented in definite outline." The book is indexed, is admii'ably printed, and 
well bound. 

Historic Hadley : A Stoi'y of the Making of a Famous Massachusetts Town. By 
Alice Morehouse Walker. The Grafton Press, Publishers, New York. 
[1906.] 12mo. pp. xii. 4-130. HI. 

This is a volume of the "Grafton Historical Series," of which "In Olde 
Connecticut" was the first. Though the aim of the author has been to give 
her narration an air of romance, she has subordinated this purpose to historical 
truth. The result is a book of absorbing interest M'hich the autlior hopes will 
be "read and re-read." "The Founders and their Fortunes," "A Reign of 
Terror in Hadley," " The Church in Old Hadley," " Hopkins Grammar School 
and Academy," "The Wealth of the River and the Fertile Meadows," "The 
Burial Place of Hadley's Honored Dead," are the titles of the chapters. The 
Tolume is beautifully illustrated, and has an index. 

Litchfield County Sketches. By Newell Meeker Calhoun. Litchfield County. 
University Club. 1906. Small Svo. pp. 177. 111. Map. 

This beautiful book is descriptive of what has been called the " Lake Region " 
of New England, corresponding in scenery and the intellectual distinction of 
its residents to County Westmoreland, England. A few of the titles of chap- 
ters will sufficiently indicate the nature of the contents, such as " Two Country 
Parsons," " A Deserted Farm," " The Delectable Mountains," " Huckleberry- 
ing," and "The Upper Reaches of the Farmington." The illustrations are 
artistic, and in harmony with the otherwise fine appearance of the volume. 

The Early Records of the Town of Providence. Volume XIX. Being Official 
Records and Documents of Title and Proceedings relative to the North Burial 
Ground. Printed under authority of the City Council of Providence by 
William E. Clarke, Daniel F. Hayden, William G. Brennen, Record 
Commissioners. Providence : Snow & Farnham, City Printers. 1906. Svo. 
pp. iv.+440. 111. Plans. 
The greater part of this volume is filled with resolutions accepting gifts of 

money from various individuals for the preservation and care of burial lots. 

The concluding portion is a register of lots. 

212 Book ITotices. [April, . 

The Churchwarden's Accounts of South Tawton. By Ethel Lega-Weekes. 
(Read at Lynton, July, lOOfi.) Reprinted from the Transactions of the 
Devonshire Association for the Advancement of Science, Literature, and 
Art. 1906.— xxxviii. pp. 497-528. n. p. [1906.] 8vo. pp. 497-528. 111. " 

Beginning in 1524, these accounts, so far as printed in this publication, are 
continued to 1571. They are described in the introduction — which occupies all 
but a half-a-dozen pages of the pamphlet — as illustrating '• almost step by step 
the changes in doctrine, in ritual, in legislation, and in administration of the 
Church of England." ., . , . 

Minutes of the Sixty-ninth Anniversary of the Springfield [Illinois'] Baptist Asso- 
ciation, held with the Pana Baptist Church, Pana, Illinois, Sept. 5, 6, 1906. 
[Springfield, 111. 1906.] Large 8vo. pp. 24. Portrait. 

Suffolk Deeds. Liber XIV. Boston, Mass. 1906. Svo. 

The present volume begins with a deed recorded June 22, 1686, and ends with 
one entered Nov. 6, 1G97. 

An Address delivered at Waitsfiehl, Vt., Sept. 15, 1906, at the unveiling of a 
Tablet erected in memory of the Soldiers of the American Revolution buried in 
that town. By Matt Bushnell Joxes. The Caledonian Press, St. Johns- 
bury, Vt. 1906. Svo. pp. 23. III. 

Weymouth Ways and Weymouth People. Beminiscences by Edmund Soper 
Hunt. Boston. Privately printed. 1907. 8vo. pp. 308. Portrait of the 
author. ' 

These personal reminiscences, by one of Weymouth's oldest citizens, are 
arranged in chapters of decades, written in a lively and interesting style, and 
describe the changing customs of the town in its development from the typical 
New England village of eighty years ago to its present position as one of the 
leading towns of the county. It is largely compiled from occasional contribu- 
tions to the local newspaper by the trenchant pen of the author. These have 
been skilfully woven together into an attractive book, flavored here and there 
with a bit of good-natured satire, which gives a pleasant zest to the whole. 
Tlie volume is from the press of T. R. Marvin & Son, handsomely printed on 
deckle-edge paper, and has a copious index. * * * 

In Olde Connecticut: Being a Record of Quaint, Curious and Romantic Hap- 
penings there in Colonie Times and Later. By Charles Burr Todd. The 
Grafton Press, Publishers, New York. [1906.] 12mo. pp. x.-f-244. 

This is the first volume of the " Grafton Historical Series," the object being 
to form a collection of the legends and traditions which the historian is not 
disposed to incorporate in a dignified narrative. Letters, diaries, scrapbooks, 
newspapers, logbooks, garrets and " secretaries " have concealed the treasures 
which the projected volumes are designed to display. The present one consists 
of articles which have appeared in various periodicals, with such titles as " The 
Historic Burr Mansion at Fairfield," " Whaleboat Privateersmen of the Revo- 
lution," " The Frogs of Windham," " The Pequot Indians," " The Beginnings 
of a Great Railroad," showing the variety of topics which enliven the book. 
Such a work, while surpassing a novel in fidelity to facts, surely equals it in 
pictaresqueness and charm. 

A Report on the Public Archives. By Benjamin F. Shambaugh. Reprinted 
from the Jan., 1907, number of the Annals of loAva, by the Historical Depart- 
ment of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa, 1907. Large 8vo. pp. 39. 111. 
The contents of this publication are " General Information," " The Situation 
in Iowa," " Problems Relative to the Public Archives in Iowa," and " Recom- 

Soldiers in King Philip's War. Being a Critical Account of that War, with a 
Concise History of the Indian Wars of New England from 1G20-1677, Official 
Lists of the soldiers of Massachusetts Colony serving in Philip's War, and 
Sketches of the principal officers, copies of ancient documents and records 
relating to the War ; also Lists of the Narraganset Grantees of the United 
Colonies, Massachusetts, Plymouth, and Connecticut. With an Appendix. 

1907.] Boole Notices, "^ 213 

Third Edition, with Additional Appendix containing corrections and new 
material. By George Madison Bodge, A.B. Boston, Mass. Printed for 
the author. 1906. 8vo. pp. xiv.-|-502. 111. Price, $5.00. Address, Rev. 
G. M. Bodge, 11 Meredith St., West Roxbury, Boston, Mass. 

This new volume has been carefully revised, and contains corrections and 
valuable additions, Avith a special iudex of additional names. Additional illus- 
trations, also, are given, including a map of the " Great Swamp" and vicinity, 
South Kingston, R. I., and a photogravure of tlie " Swamp Fight Monument," 
lately placed by the " Societies of Colonial Wars" upon the site of the battle, 
Dec, 1675. It will be recalled that this work, at its first issue in 1892, gave k 
great impulse to the study of Colonial history, and was at once adopted as a 
text-book by the Societies of Colonial Wars and Colonial Dames. The first 
edition was soon exhausted, and a second, enlarged and improved, was issued 
in 1896. The work has held its place of high authority both as to military 
service and critical history of events. The new edition, like the former, is 
from the Rockwell and Churchill Press, in its best style. » * » 

King Philip's War : Based on the Archives and Becords of Massachusetts, Ply- 
mouth, Bhode Island and Connecticut, and Contemporary Letters and Accounts, 
With Biographical and Topographical Notes. By George W. Ellis and 
John E. Morris. The Grafton Press, Publishers, New York. [1906.] 
12mo. pp. xiii.+326. 111. Map. 

This is one of the " Grafton Historical Series," and the table of contents is 
sufl3cient to impress one with its right to a place beside the companion volumes 
that have been issued. It is written from the view-point of sympathy with 
the Indians, though it is recognized that the presence of a superior race eventu- 
ally efl'ects the extermination of the inferior. As for the sources from which 
the detailed accounts are drawn, the authors mention the correspondence 
between the Governors and Councils and the military commanders as having 
afibrded an abundant mass of material. The work partakes more of the his- 
torical and less of the traditional element than the previous issues of the series. 

Lee's Centennial. An Address by Charles Erancis Adams, delivered at Lex- 
ington, Virginia. Sat., Jan. 19, 1907, on the invitation of the President and 
Faculty of Washington and Lee University. [Boston. 1907.] 8vo. pp. 76. 

Mr. Adams's address opens with a concise survey of State sovereignty, as it 
gave place gradually to the conception of a great union. Lee's final choice of 
secession was made easier by the slow growth of this conception in Virginia, 
his native State. Mr. Adams explains at some length Lee's Gettysburg cam- 
paign, holding that it had little to do with the fall of the Confederacy. The 
efl"ective blockade, and the refusal of Europe to intervene to obtain cotton, 
convinced Lee that the South must fail from exhaustion and starvation. His 
surrender at Appomattox was a courageous recognition of the facts. He 
accepted defeat manfully, and sought consistently to develop harmony and 

The address is vivid, suggestive, and generous in appreciation of a soldier 
whose career was based on high character. c. K. b. 


The Confiscation Laws of Massachusetts. By Andrew jMcFarland Davis. 

Reprinted from the Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts 

(Transactions, Jan., 1903). Vol. VIII. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son. 

University Press. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 50-72. 

The laws here described were enacted from 1775 to 1785, and related to the 
disposal of the property of the Loyalists. The subject is treated with the 
thoroughness which is always characteristic of the work of Mr. Davis. 

History of the New Hampshire Surgeons in the War of Bebellion. By Gran- 
ville P. Conn, A.M., M.D. Published by order of the New Hampshire 
Association of Military Surgeons. 1906. Concord, N. H. : Ira C. Evans Co., 
Printers. Large 8vo. pp. vii.+558. Portrait. 
The biographical sketches composing this volume follow, in the case of each 

military organization, an abstract of the history of the body to which the 

214 Booh Notices. [April, 

surgeons belonged ; with the exception, of course, of those who served in the 
navy. Dr. Conn has spared no pains in the work, and has included, in his 
records, those who did not choose the medical profession till after the war. 
The index covers more than forty pages. 

A Notable Libel Case. Tlie Criminal Prosecution of Theodore Lyman, Jr., by 
Daniel Webster in the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts^ November 
Term., 1828. By Josiah H. Benton, Jr. Boston : Charles E. Goodspeed. 
1904. L. 8vo. pp. 117. 111. 

The libel in this case consisted in Lyman's charging "Webster with " having 
conspired with other leading Federalists in 1807-1808 to break up the Union 
and re-annex New England to England." Notwithstanding the prominence of 
these men, historians and biographers have nearly all omitted to notice the trial 
of Lyman, so that few have any knowledge of it. The present volume fully 
compensates for this silence of history. It is illustrated with portraits. 

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the JRebellion. 
Published under the direction of the Hon. Charles J. Bonaparte, Secre- 
tary of the Navy, by Mr. Charles W. Stewart, Superintendent Library of 
Naval "War Records. By Authority of an Act of Congress approved July 31, 
1894. Series I. — Vol. 21. West Gulf Blockading Squadron. From Jan. 1 
to Dec. 31, 1864. "Washington: Government Printing Office. 1906. 8vo. 
pp. XV. +1049. 111. 

Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1905. In 
two Volumes. Vol. I. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1906. 
4to. pp. 429. V. • «: . 

As noticeable papers, mention may be made of " "Why North Carolina at first 
refused to ratify the Federal Constitution," " The Authorship of the Monroe 
Doctrine," " Slavery in California after 1848," and particularly the •' Report on 
Methods of Organization and Work of State and Local Historical Societies," 
consisting of " data concerning the several national, sectional, State, and local 
historical organizations in the United States, summarized from information 
furnished by the respective bodies upon the blank . . . sent out in Febru- 
ary, 1905." 

Proceedings of the Atlantic City Conference for Good City Government and the 
Twelfth Annual Meeting of the National Municipal League, held April 24, 
25, 26, 27, 1906., at Atlantic City. Clinton Rogers Woodruff, Editor. 
National Municipal League, u. p. 1906. 8vo. pp. vi.-f-502. 

The Cam,bridge Historical Society Publications. I. Proceedings, June 19y 
1905-Aprii 24, 1906. Cambridge, Mass. : Published by the Society. 1906. 
Large 8vo. pp. 102. Price to non-members, $1.05 by mail. Apply to Harvard 
Cooperative Society, Cambridge. 

This publication contains the records of four meetings of the Society, one 
of them being the " Celebration of the Two Hundred and Seventy-fifth Anni- 
versary of the Founding of Cambridge." The addresses and the poem here 
printed bear the names of Charles Eliot Norton, Richard Henry Dana, and 
Thomas "Wentworth Higginson. Lists of officers, committees, and members 
are added. 

North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati. List of Members. Jan., 1907. 
[Baltimore. 1907.] 4to. pp. 10. 

A Supplement to the General Register of the Society of Colonial Wars. A.D. 
1906. Published by direction of the General Council. Boston. 1906. 8vo. 
pp. 386. III. 

An Open Letter to the President and Members of the Connecticut Historical Society, 

By James Jerry. [Hartford.] 1906. 8vo. pp. 14. 

This letter was called forth by a " Report of the Publication Committee [of 
the Conn. Hist. Soc] upon the use of Society Titles on Private Publications 
of Members." 

1907.] Booh Notices. ' ^ 215 

Alumni Becord of Drew Theological Seminary. 1867-1905. Compiled by the 
Biographical Secretary of the Alumni Association. S. G. Ayres, Madison, 
N. J. 1906. 8vo. pp. 615. 
Of "Faculty and Instructors," trustees and graduates, there are nineteen 

hundred names included in this volume. 

Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Annual Meeting of the Lake Mohonk Conference 
of Friends of the Indian other Dependent Peoples. 1906. Reported by Lilian 
i). Powers. Published by the Lake Mohonk Conference. 1906. 8vo. pp. 155. 

Proceedings of the Littleton Historical Society. No. 2. 1906. Jjittleton, Mass. : 
Published by the Historical Society. 1906. 8vo. pp. 6. 

Two articles constitute this number, " Old Roads in Littleton," and •' Recol- 
lections of Littleton about the year 1838." 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient, Free and Accepted 
Masons of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, in union with the Most Ancient 
and Honorable Grand Lodges in Europe and America, according to the Old 
Constitutions. Quarterly Communication : Sept. 12, 1906. Special Commu- 
nications: Sept. 26, 29, Nov. 30, 1906. M. W. John Albert Blake, Grand 
Master. R. W. Sereno D. Nickerson, Recording Grand Secretary. Boston : 
The Rockwell and Churchill Press. 1906. 8vo. pp. iv.-f-99-137. 

The Merrill Memorial Library. Dedicatory Exercises and Other Papers. Tar- 
mouth, Maine. 1905. 8vo. pp. 54. 111. 

Missouri Historical Society Collections. Vol. II. No. 6. July, 1906. Pub- 
lished quarterly by the Society. 1600 Locust St., St. Louis. Large Svo. 
pp. 89. 111. 

The articles of more general interest in this issue are " The Emigration from 
the French West Indies 1848," "The French Emigres from Guadeloupe," 
" Documents relating to the Attack on St. Louis in 1780," and the " Missouri- 
Santa Fe Trade." 

One Hundred and First Anniversary Celebration of the New England Society in 
the City of New York, at the Waldorf-Astoria, Fifth Avenue, 33d and 34th 
Sts., Sat., Dec. 22, 1906. [New York. 1907.] 4to. pp. 134. 
About forty pages of this publication are covered by the roll of members ; 

reports, speeches, and a sermon form the greater part of the remainder of the 


The Quarterly Publication of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio. 
Vol. I. . . 1906. . . No. 2. April-June. Cincinnati, Ohio. [1906.] 
Large Svo. pp. 33-59. 

This number is entirely occupied by " Letters of Hiram Powers to Nicholas 
LoDgworth, Esq., 1856-1858." 

The Quarterly Publication of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio. 
Vol. 1. No. 4. October-December, 1906. Cincinnati, Ohio. Large Svo. 
pp. 101-122. 

This number contains the annual report of the Society for 1906. 

Anmial Report of the Ontario Historical Society. 1905 and 1906. Toronto : 
Published by the Society. 1906. Large 8vo. pp. 78. 

History of the Oread College Institute, Worcester, Mass. (1849-1881.) With 
Biographical Sketches. Editor, Martha Burt Wright. Associate Editor, 
Anna M. Bancroft. [The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., New Haven, 
Conn. 1905.] 8vo. pp. xii. 4-517. 111. 

The Oread College Institute was founded by Mr. Eli Thayer, and opened as 
a school for young women, in 1849. The building, which resembled a feudal 
castle, was called by the pupils Oread Castle. It is now occupied by the Oread 
Institute of Domestic Science. This account of the institution is thorough 
and interesting, and is illustrated with numerous portraits of teachers and 




graduates. It is regrettable that so meritorious a work should not have been 
printed on more durable paper. 

Beoister of the Society of Sons of the Bevolution in the State of Missouri. 
1904-1906. [St. Louis. 1906.] 4to. pp. 212. 111. 

National Tear Book. 1906. National Society of the Sons of the American 
Bevolution. Containing List of the General Officers and of the National Com- 
mittees for 1906 ; Officers 1889 to 1905 ; Constitution and By-Laws ; Officers 
of State Societies and Local Chapters; Proceedings of Boston Congress, April 30 
and May 1, 1906 ; Becords of Members enrolled from May 1, 1905, to April 30^ 
1906. [Baltimore. 1906.] 8vo. pp. 317. 111. 

Librai'y of Congress. Select List of Works relating to Taxation of Inheritances 
and of Incomes. United States and Some Foreign Countries. Compiled under 
the direction of A. P. C. Griffin, Chief Bibliographer. Washington : Gov- 
ernment Printing Office. 1907. 4to. pp. 86. 

Papers and Addresses. By William Gilbert Davies, S.B., LL.D. Nevr York : 
Robert Grier Cooke, Incorporated. 1907. 12mo. pp. 353. 111. 

The range of topics discussed in this volume may be inferred from such 
titles as "Alchemy and the Alchemists," "Mysteries and Masques," "New 
York in 1801," "The Law of Mortmaiti," and "Life Insurance in its Relation 
to Legal Medicine." These articles were produced during the leisure of one 
who says that his "real work is preserved in the records of an Insurance 
Company with which he was connected for many years." 

DEATHS. . . : 

Walter Allex, author, journalist, born Johx Carter Brown, bom Mar. 16, 1840, 

Mar. 21, 1840, in Boston, Mass., died 
Feb. 7, 1907, in Newton Highlands, 

John Watson Bacon, engineer, banker, 
born June 9, 1827, in Hartford, Conn., 
died Feb. 27, 1907, in Danbury, Conn. 

Rev. Seymour A. Baker, editor, pro- 
slavery agitator, born in Ajrlington, Vt., 
died Feb. 4, 1907, in Kansas City, Kan., 
aged 91. 

Capt. Timothy Barker, born in Kittery, 

in Providence, R.I., died there F9b. 19, 

CoL. William Lee Brown, legislator, 
born Dec. 25, 1840, in Vt., died Dec. 
13, 1906, in Great Barrington, Mass. 

CoL. Isaac Edward Clark, lawyer, edi- 
tor, born in Deerfield, Mass., died Jan. 
9, 1907, in Washington, D.C., aged 74. 

Elisha Rodman Coe, born in Groton, 
Conn., died there Dec. 19, 1907, aged 76. 

Feb. 24, 1907, in Somerville, Mass., aged 

John Howland Crandon, born Nov. 2, 
1836, in Plymouth, Mass., died Dec. 12, 
1906, in Chelsea, Mass. 

Me., died Jan. 22 1907, in South Bos- Charles A. Colcord, born in Maine, died 
ton, Mass., aged 91. 

Dr. Frank Edwin Beckwith. educator, 
born in Norwich, Conn., died Dec. 27, 
1906, in New Haven, Conn., aged 69. 

Judge Solomon Alonzo Bolster, Rox- 

bury District Municipal Court, born _, , , 

Dec. 10. 1835, in Paris, Me., died Feb. ^^J- Charles Cummings, educator, born 

28, 1907, in Roxbury, Mass. i^^^ 7, 1817, m Hollis, N. H., died 

^ . Feb. 28, 1907, in Medford, Mass. 

Rev. John Cotton Brooks, Episcopal r-i t • 

clergyman, of Springfield, Mass., born Jeremiah Curtin, author, philologist, 

Aug. 29, 1849, in Boston, Mass., died ^0^*^ Sept. 6, 1838, m Milwaukee, Wis., 

Jan. 4, 1907, in Paris, France. died Dec. 14, 1906, m Bristol, Vt. 

Rev. William Eustis Brooks, educator, Robert Maynard Gushing, born Feb. 19, 
bom in Kingfield, Me., died Dec. 27, 1836, in Belmont, Mass., died Jan. 9, 
1906, in Cambridge, Mass., aged 71. 1907, in London, Eng. 




Maj. Austin Sprague Cushmav, bom 
Sept. 9, 1827, in Duxbury, Mass., died 
Jan 29, 1907, in Boston, Mass. 

Hon. John William Davis, ex- Governor 
of Rhode Island, born Mar. 7, 1826, in 
Hehoboth, Mass., died Jan. 25, 1907, in 
Pawtucket, R. I. 

William R. Dresser, bom in Maiden, 
Mass., died Jan. 8, 1907, in Boston, 
Mass. aged 60. 

Dean Dudley, genealogist, author, bom 
May 23, 1823, in Kingfield, Me., died 
Feb. 12, 1906, in Wakefield, Mass. 

Dr. Henry W. Dudley, medical exam- 
iner, born Nov. 30, 1831, in Gilraanton, 
N. H., died Dec. 29, 1906, in Abington, 

Rev. Dr. DeWitt Clinton Durgin, trav- 
eller, Baptist educator, died Dec. 3, 
1906, in Springfield, Mass. 

Capt. Charles Endicott, born Jan. 17, 
1823, in Salem, Mass., died there Dec. 4, 

Hon. George Hf.nry Fairbanks, legisla- 
tor, born June 4, 1830, in Francistown, 
N. H., died Dec. 5, 1906, in Newport, 
N. H. 

Judge Rufus Gilmore Fairbanks, bom 
July 11, 18d9, in Bellinghara, Mass., 
died Jan. 17, 1906, in West Medway, 

Nelson Fairchild, born Sept. 22, 1879, 
in Boston, Mass., died Dec. 15, 1906, 
in Moukden, Manchuria. 

Rev. Henry jSIartyn Field, editor, au- 
thor, born Apr. 3, 1822> in Stockbridge, 
Mass., died there Jan. 26, 1907. 

Samuel Hilliakd Folsom, Middlesex Co. 
register of probate, born in Hopkinton, 
N.H., Feb. 23, 1826, died Feb. 19, 1907, 
in Winchester, Mass. 

Hon. John Burt Foster, legislator, bom 
in Petersham, Mass., June o, 1819, died 
Jan. 1907, in Bangor, Me. 

Edward Fkothingham, philanthropist, 
born in Boston, Mass., died' there Dec. 
21, 1906, in his 8 2d year. 

Capt. Thomas Fuller, born in 1813, in 
Salem, Mass., died there Dec. 1, 1906. 

Hon. Alonzo Garcelon, M.D., ex- Gov. 
of Maine, born May 6, 1813, in Lewis- 
ton, Maine, died Dec. 8, 1906, in Med- 
ford, Mass. 

Charles Edward Garman, D.D., edu- 
cator, born Dec. 18, 1850, in Limington, 
Me., died Feb. 9, 1907, in Amherst, 

Wendell Phillips Garrison, editor, bom 
June 4, 1840, in Cambridge, Mass., died 
Feb. 27, 1907, in South Orange, N. J. 

Edward Hargraves, manufacturer and 
banker, bom in Bacup, Eng , died Dec. 
5, 1906, in Somersworth, N. H., aged 69. 

Hon. Benjamin Winslow Harris, ex- 
judge of Plymouth Co. Probate Court, 
ex- congressman, born Nov. 10, 1823, 
in East Bridgewater, Mass., died there 
Feb. 7, 1907. -t ; 

Hon. George Whitman Hendee, con- 
gressman, ex- Gov. of Vermont, born 
Nov. 30, 1832, in Stowe, Vt., died Dec. 
6, 1906, in Morrisville, Vt. 

Hon. John D . Henderson, born Oct. 27, 
1849, in Gatehouse, Scotland, died Jan. 
3, 1907, in Everett, Mass. 

Rev. Dr. Edward Payson Ingersoll, 
secretary of the American Bible Society, 
born May 6, 1834, in Lee, Mass., died 
Feb. 5, 1907, in Montclair, N. J. 

Capt. George Henry Innis, bom Jan. 5, 
1845, in Marblehead, Mass., died Jan. 
19, 1907, in Mattapan, Mass. 

David N. Johnson, teacher, writer, born 
Sept. 8, 1824, in Marblehead, Mass., died 
Dec. 16, 1906, in Lynn, Mass. 

Hon. Amos Abbott Lawrence, born Nov. 
3, 1847, in Cohasset, J*lass., died there 
Dec. 23, 1906. 

Col. Charles Hildreth Lewis, educator, 
land dealer, born in 1837, in Alton, Me., 
died Dec. 3, 1906, in Camden, Me. 

Judge John Fuller Libby, born Feb. 3, 
1863, in Richmond, -Me., died Dec. 25, 
1906, in West Medford, Mass. 

Samuel Little, banker, capitalist, born 
Aug. 15, 1827, in Hiugham, Mass., died 
Dec. 21, 1900, in Boston, Mass. 

Maj. Charles Frederick Liyermore, 
born Mar. 13, 1830, in Cambridge, Mass., 
died Jan. 16, 19U7, in Detroit, Mich. 

Commodore Charles Harding Loring, 
U. S. N., retired, born Dec. 26, 1828, in 
Boston, .Mass., died Feb. 5, 1907, in 
Hackellstown, N. J. 

Edward Haskell Lounsbury, lawyer, 
born in Cambridge, Mass., died Dec. 3, 
1906, in Woburn, Mass., aged 44. 

Bishop Charles Cardwell McCabe, Me- 
thodist, born Oct. 1 1, 1836, in Athens, 
0., died Dec. 19, 1906, in New York 





Hon. George Augustus Harden, asst. 
U. S. treasurer at Boston, editor, ora- 
tor, soldier, bom Aug. 9, 1839, in Mt. 
Vernon, N. H., died Dec. 19, 1906, in 
Lowell, Mass. 

Ret. John Marshaxl Marsters, educa- 
tor. Unitarian minister, bom Feb. 8, 
1827, in Manchester, N.H., died Jan. 
27, 1907, in Cambridge, Mass. 

Hon. John H. Merrifield, legislator, 
born in 1847, died Dec. 30, 1906, in 
Jirattleboro, Vt. 

Gen. Marcus Peter Miller, U. S. A., re- 
tired, born Mar. 27, 1835, in Stock- 
bridge, Mass., died Dec. 29, 1906, at 
Fort Barrancas, Pensacola, Fla. 

Arthur Mills, transportation manager, 
bom Nov. 17, 1850, in Boston, Mass., 
died Jan. 1, 1907, in New York City. 

Maj. David Moore, bom Sept. 7, 1817, in 
Salem, Mass., died there Dec. 23, 1906. 

Lemuel Foster Morse, real estate agent, 
born Dec. 3U, 1835, in Roxbury, Mass., 
died there Dec. 4, 1906. 

Orson Desaix Munn, publisher, bom 
June 11, 1824, in Monson, Mass., died 
Feb. 28, 1907, in New York City. 

"William Wells Newell, linguist, au- 
thor, bom Jan. 24, 1839, in Cambridge, 
Mass., died Jan. 21, 1907, in Wayland, 


.; Lyman NicndLs, bom in Boston, Mass., 
died there Jan. 28, 1907, in his 64t.h 

Dr. Lyman A. Noyes, born Jan. 25, 1840, 
in Tunbridge, Vt., died Jan. 10, 1907, in 
Chicopee, Mass. 

Charles Gushing Odlin, M.D., bom Oct. 
31, 184?, in Exeter, N. H., died Dec. 18, 
1906, in Melrose, Mass. 

John Frank Perry, music publisher, born 
July 24, 185u, in New Bedlbrd, Mass., 
died Dec. 5, 1906, in Boston, Mass. 

Rev. John Tyler Pettee, preacher, edu- 
cator, abtronomer, born in 1822, in Sha- 
* ron, Mass., died Feb. 17, 1907, in Meri- 
den, Conn. 

Hon. Daniel Russell, legislator, bom 
July 10, 1824, in Providence, R. L, died 
Jan. 23, 1907, in Melrose, Mass. 

John Howard St. Clair, bora May 29, 
1846, in Windsor, Conn., died Feb. 26, 
1907, in Springfield, Mass. 

Thomas Carter Singleton, banker, bom 
Jan. 19, 1838, in Boston, Mass., died 
Dec. 24, 1906, in Brookline, Mass. 

Rev. Benjamin P. Snow, educator, died 
Feb. 13, 1907, in Alfred, Me., aged 76. 

Brig.- Gen. Isaac Warren Starbird, 
born July 10, 1839, in Litchfield, Me., 
died Feb. 2, 1907, in Dorchester, Mass. 

Charles W. Strong, bom May 9, 1840, in 
Lenox, Mass., died Dec. 28, 1906, in 
Pittstield, Mass. 

Gen. Thomas Hammond Talbot, bom July 
31, 1823, in East Machias, Me., died Feb. 

10, 1907, in Brookline, Mass. 

Hon. William Henry Tappan, bom Oct. 
30, 1821, in Manchester, Mass., died 
there Jan. 22, 1907. 

Edward McKinstrt Teall, underwriter, 
genealogist, born July 27, 1839, in 
Albany, N. Y., died Jan. 27, 1907, in 
Chicago, 111. ,.„..^-.r 

Thomas French Temple, Suffolk Co. re- 
gister of deeds, born May 25, 1838, in 
Canton, Mass., died Jan. 2, 1907, in Ne- 
ponset, Mass. 

Aaron Davis Weld, merchant, bom Oct. 
8, 1831, in Boston, Mass., died Feb. 28, 
1907, in Riverside, Cal. 

Stiles Gannett.TVells, lawyer, financial 
agent, born Dec. 7, 1864, in Boston, 
Mass., died there Feb. 18, 1907. 

Benjamin Ballou Whittemore, insur- 
ance manager, born in 1829, in Troy, 
N. Y., died Jan. 15, 1907, in Dorches- 
ter, Mass. 

Hon. William Augustus Whittlesey, 
legislator, bom Feb. 21, 1849, in Dan- 
bury, Conn., died Dec. 5, 1906, in 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Henry Dudley Williams, art dealer,bora 
June 26, 1833, in Boston, Mass., died 
Jan. 1, 1907, in Forest Hills, Mass. 

Chief Juibtice Andrew Peters Wis- 
well, Maine Supreme Court, born July 

11, 1852, in Ellsworth, Me., died Dec. 
4, 1906, in Boston, Mass. 

Judge George Brooks Young, born July 
25, 1840, in Boston, Mass., died Dec. 
30, 1906, in St. Paul, Minn. 


Vol. 61, page 96, line 16, /or Capt. David Olmstead, read Benjamin Porter. 
Vol. Gl, page 132, line 11, /or 1750, read 1756. 









HISTORIC Genealogical society 











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JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, A.M., Litt.D.,, . Portland, Maine. 

CALEB BENJAMIN TILLINGHAST, A.M., Litt.D., Boston, Massacliusettft. 


JONATHAN EASTMAN PECKER, B.S., . . Concord, New Hampshire. 
GEORGE CORLIS NIGHTINGALE, .... Providence, Rhode Island. 
JAMES JUNIUS GOODWIN, Hartford, Connecticut. . < 

ISlecortJing .Stcrctarg. 

GEORGE AUGUSTUS GORDON, A.M., . . . Somerville, Massachusetts. 

Ci^orrespontifng Secntarg. 

HENRY WINCHESTER CUNNINGHAM, A.B., Manchester, Massachusetts. 

FRANCIS APTHORP FOSTER, Falmouth, Massachusetts. 


WILLIAM PRESCOTT GREENLAW, . . . Sudbury, Massachusetts. 

2[fje Council. 



For igoy. 

MARY ALICE REACH, Providence, Rhode Island. 

CHARLES KNOWLES BOLTON, A.B., . . . Shirley, Massachusetts. 
FREDERICK LEWIS GAY, A.B., Brookllne, Massachusetts. 

For igoy, igo8. 

HELEN FRANCES KIMBALL, Brookline, Massachusetts: 

GEORGE WINSLOW WIGGIN . Franklin, Massachusetts. 

MYLES STANDISH, A.M., M.D., Boston, Massachusetts. 

For igoy, jgo8, jgog. 

ALBERT ALONZO FOLSOM Brookline, Massachusetts. 

WALDO LINCOLN, A.B., Worcester, Massachusetts. 

IDA LOUISE FARR MILLER, Wakefield, Massachusetts. 




WILLIAM RICHARD CUTTER, A.M. . . . V ; . . . Woburn. '-'■[. 

3Etjitor of ^ublicati0n0» 


Committee on jFmance, 

JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, A.M., Litt.D., Chairman . . Portland, Me. 



WALDO LINCOLN, A.B Worcester. 


Committee on i^eal lEstate. 

JAMES PHINNEY BAXTER, A.M., Litt.D., Chairman . . Portland, Me. 





Committee on Ifje Eibraro, 

GEORGE BROWN KNAPP, A.M.. C/iaiVmaw ...... Boston. 





Committee on f^craltirg. 

HENRY ERNEST WOODS, A.M., Chairman Boston. 



Committee on l^ublieations. 

CALEB BENJAMIN TILLINGHAST, A.M., Litt.D., Chairman Boston. 





Committees on papers antj ISssags. 

ALBERT ALONZO FOLSOM, Chairman Brookline. 





€ommitt££ to Slssist t}}t J^istorian/ 

ANDREW FISKE, Ph.D., Chairman Weston. 


ANSON TITUS Somerville. 





CTommittee on ^nglisf) Bcscarcfj. 






Committee on Epftapfjs. 

JOHN ALBREE, Chairman Swarapscott. 







Committee on Collection of Hccorl3s. 

JOHN BLISS BRAINERD, M.D. , CAazrmau Brookline. 







Committee on Consolitiateti Entiei. 




Committee on Sale of ^Publications. 






Committee on ^increase of fHembersfjip. 

GEORGE SUMNER MANN, Chairman Brookline. 






Members of the New England 

Historic Genealogical Society: 

Ladies and Gentlemen — 

First, I want to thank you for the honor you have conferred 
upon me by again electing me the president of a Society in which I 
not only take a deep interest, but to which I feel myself very closely 
bound by ties of friendship to so many whom I esteem and admire. 
Since I have been connected with this Society, I have especially en- 
joyed association with members having common tastes and interests 
with me, and I shall always regard the experiences of the years 
which I have passed in your service as of peculiar value, though 
saddened by those changes which Time inevitably brings to every 
organization formed by mortal men ; for, as I look over this assem- 
blage year by year, and miss the friendly faces of so many who 
have been with us in the past, especially those whom we have 
more recently lost, such men as Trask and Slafter, Eustis and 
Adams, who never wearied in serving this Society, and whose ge- 
nial presence was a benediction to us all, I should be indifferent in- 
deed to the demands of friendship if I did not feel more than an 
ordinary pang of sorrow when I miss them from our fellowship. 

This Society holds within its membership, I believe, a larger 
number of earnest and able workers than any similar society within 
my knowledge, and, in support of this belief, I point to the splendid 
literary work which it has accomplished in the past, w^ork which the 
world could ill afford to lose. 

I am happy to be able to say that the financial condition of the 
Society was never so good. This year we have lived within our in- 
come, a consummation which is most orratifvinor to the Committee 
on Finance, and I have no doubt will be to the Society. The sug- 
gestions made by the committee I trust will be adopted. 

The Library Committee renews its appeal for a new fire-proof 
building, and also calls attention of authors to the necessity of using 


better paper for their works. This committee has placed in the 
stuir-hiill two books, an object lesson to those who contemplate pub- 
lishing future books. One is a copy of Dean's " History of Scitu- 
ate," seventy-five years old, and the other of Hoyt's " Old Families 
of Salisbury and Amesbury," eight years old ; the latter, printed on 
pulp paper, the committee remarks " is already disintegrating to 
such an extent that by another decade it will be doubtless beyond re- 
binding," while "the former after seventy-five years of wear and 
tear is in good condition, and apparently will last another seventy- 
five years with rebinding." This exhibit should impress authors 
with the importance of using paper which will make their works 
more lasting. 

The Committee on Publications announces the prospective publi- 
cation of Memorial Biographies, which, when completed, will com- 
prise three volumes. The vital records of Edgartown, Norton, 
Dalton and Sturbridge have been published during the year, and 
those of thirty-four more towns are in preparation. ■ 

I think you will all be pleased to observe that the Committee on 
English Research has resumed its work, a part of which appears in 
the January number of the Register. This important work, once 
so actively pursued by Mr. Waters, and which added so much to 
the prestige of this Society, has long been neglected, and we now 
have reason to believe will be actively prosecuted. " 

The Committee on Epitaphs exhibits its usual activity, and its 
work will long be appreciated. It has collected during the year 
eleven manuscript volumes, some containing ats many as a thousand 
inscriptions. The persons who have compiled these volumes have 
done their work in a manner which calls forth the praise of the com- 
mittee, and are entitled to the thanks of this Society, and the grati- 
tude of genealogical students. This very important work was initi- 
ated by my predecessor in office, and the warm interest which he 
manifested in it commends it to our fostering care. 

The Committee on Consolidated Index has completed seven parts 
during the year, and announces the completion of the second volume, 
which is ready for delivery. The third and final volume will be 
completed during the year. Everyone will agree with the committee 
that this most useful work should be continued so as to cover the 
volumes of the Register from volume fifty-one to sixty. There is 
no doubt that the Society will realize from the sale of the worka suf- 
ficient sum to pa}^ for its cost. 

1 have refrained from commenting upon all the reports, selecting 
only such items as seemed to me most important to call to your at- 
tention ; in fact, I should hardly feel warranted in doing this, were 
I not aware that we are living in an age which is so prolific in 
pnnted matter that many cannot read all that is interesting to them, 
and therefore may be unable to read the reports in full. 


In closing the year, I think the Society may be congratulated 
upon what it has accomplished. While it has lost a number of 
members whose useful and unselfish service, and whose familiar and 
grateful presence, will be greatly missed, it has gained in numbers, 
has met all its financial obligations, and has accomplished much 
work of lasting value. Beyond this, its influence upon society as an 
institution has been such as to entitle it to an increasingly prominent 
position among the beneficent institutions of the time, for it is to 
such institutions that we must look to exercise a conservati'^e in- 
fluence upon the thought of our people in a day like the present, in 
which men seem to have lost their sense of ethical proportion ; a 
day in which unseemly invective and unrestrained criticism, under 
the garb of social service, usurp the place of patient and practical 
efforts for reformation, which can alone produce fruit. In such a 
time, I repeat, we must rely largely upon our institutions of varied 
character and aims to hold society to its moorings. 

In closing, I wish to commend the employees of the Society for 
their faithful and efficient service, and to thank the members of the 
Council for their kindly support. May this Society continue to 
prosper in the future as it has prospered in the past. 



The Annual Meeting of the New England Historic Gene- 
alogical Society was held in Marshall P. Wilder hall at the 
Society's house, No. 18 Somerset Street, Boston, on the afternoon 
of Wednesday, 30 January, 1907, at 2.30 o'clock, the President, 
Hon. James Phinney Baxter, A.M., Litt.D., presiding. 

The call for the meeting was read and the meeting declared open 
for business, agreeable to article 1, chapter III., of the by-laws. 

The annual reports, as hereinafter printed, were presented, re- 
ceived, read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

On motion, it was 

Voted, to proceed to the election of officers for 1907, agreeable to 
article 1, chapter IV., of the by-laws. 

That the polls be now opened and stand open until three o'clock this 

That three tellers be appointed by the Chair, who shall receive, sort, 
count the ballots and make report at this meeting. 

The Chair appointed as tellers : Charles French Read, of 
Brookline, Nathaniel Cushing Nash, A.M., of Cambridge, and 
Pearl Hildreth Parker, of Dracut, who accepted the duty and 
conducted the election. 

The limit of the poll having arrived, the Chair, after inquiry if 
all, who wished to, had voted, declared the polls closed. The 
President vacated the chair, calling Capt. Albert Alonzo Folsom, 
of Brookline, to preside as Chairman pro temjjore. Capt. FoLSOM 
accepted and assumed the gavel. 

The tellers made a report of the election, which was received, 
read, accepted, and ordered on file. 


Proclamation was then made of the result of the election, as 

James Phinnet Baxter, A.M., Litt.D., of Portland, Me. 


I Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast, A.M., LittD., of Boston, Mass. 

1^. William Davis Patterson, of Wiscasset, Me. ; ^; '' "^^ 

Jonathan Eastman Pecker, B.S., of Concord, N. H. . f 

William Wallace Sticknet, LL.D., of Ludlow, Vt. "^^ 

George Corlis Nightingale, of Providence, R. I. 
James Junius Goodwin, of Hartford, Conn. 

Recording Secretary, - .-^ ^ ,« ■^^ 

George Augustus Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, Mass. 

Corresponding Secretary. 
Henry Winchester Cunningham, A.B., of Manchester^ Mass. 

Francis Apthorp Foster, of Falmouth, Mass. 

William Prescott Greenlaw, of Sudbury, Mass. 

Councillor for the term of two years, 1907, 1908. 


George Winslow Wiggin, of Franklin, Mass. 

Councillors for the term of three years, 1907, 1908, 1909. 

Albert Alonzo Folsom, of Brookline, Mass. 
Waldo Lincoln, A.B., of Worcester, Mass. 
Ida Louise Farr Miller, of Wakefield, Mass. 

The Hon. James Phinnet Baxter, Litt.D., of Portland, Me., 
was then presented as the President elect, who accepted the position, 
resumed the chair and delivered an inaugural address. (See 
page ix.) 

On motion, it was 

Voted, That the annual reports this day accepted ; the inaugural address 
of the president ; the biographical notices of deceased members ; the charter 
and other acts of the General Court of Massachusetts, extending the rights 



and privileges of this Society; an estimate of the financial needs of the 
Society ; with the proceedings of this meeting ; be printed as a supplement 
to the April, 1907, number of the New England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register; and that a copy of said supplement be printed in pam- 
phlet and mailed to the members of the Society, not receiving the Register 
(including the families of members deceased during the past year, donors 
and exchanging societies), the number to be determined by the Committee 
on Publication, including thirty copies for the use of the Council. 
That the Council be charged with the execution of this order. I^ 

;., On motion, it was - -'^^m-^^^M^.-'''^^-':' '\K^^{^ 

Voted, That the New England Historic Genealogical Society places on 
record its appreciation of the valued faithful services of Nathaniel Gush- 
ing Nash, A.M., the retiring Treasurer, and, as members of its Council 
for the past three years, of William Taggard Piper, A.M., Ph.D., 
RuFus George Frederick Candage, Esq., and William Richard 
Cutter, A.M., with expression of grateful thanks for their conspicuous 
devotion to the best interests of the Society. 

No other business being presented for consideration, on motion, 

it V^as -. .. ; :.,;. ..^ , , , ., ; ■■' . ijV; . 

Voted, That this meeting do now dissolve. 

The President then declared the Annual Meeting, of 1907, dis- 
solved. ,,.- ........ _^ -„.-,,...:,.,,.„...,.,.- ..;..,.„■ ^ .,. ^. 

So attests 

Geo. A. Gordon, 

Recording Secretary. 


Prepared by Rufus George Frederick Candage, Esq. .• v;,i--.. 

The Council has held regular stated meetings the past vear, at 
which harmony and unanimity prevailed in its deliberations and 
acts for the promotion of the Society's prosperity and welfare. In 
the work of searching out and recording church, family and munici- 
pal historical data relating to New England, in accessions to the 
library of books, pamphlets and manuscripts, and in making them 
available to the members and also to the public, under needful regu- 
lations, the Society has not fallen behind its record of previous years. 

It has fulfilled its mission in the directions of publishing nine 
numbers of the twenty needed to complete the Consolidated Index 
of the first fifty volumes of the Register ; in holding monthly 
meetino^s for transactins^ its business and for the readino^ of historical 
papers, copies of which are on file in the archives ; and also in 
other ways not necessary here to specify in detail. To all persons 
who have contributed to the success of these efforts, financially or 
otherwise, the Council and Society acknowledge their indebtedness 
and tender their thanks. / 

There is, probably, no work of the kind of more importance and 
value to the public than that in which it is engaged. Particularly 
60 is it to Xew Englanders and their descendants wheresoever scat- 
tered, from Maine to Texas, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and 
even in our dependencies, IJawaii, the Philippines and Porto Rico. 

It has been said that all history begins with the individual and 
his family, and such all know is true regarding the history of Xew 
England. To search out and record the doings of the 50,000 im- 
migrants w^ho came to New England in the first fifty or sixty years 
of its settlement is a labor only to be accomplished by organized 
and united effort such as this Society was founded to undertake and 
has so successfully pursued in the past with the limited means at 
its disposal. 

With additional means it would be able to carry forward work 
already planned but halted until funds are made available. 

Chief among its present needs is a new fireproof building for the 
safe keeping of its valuable library and as a home sufficient for not 


only present but prospective needs, commensurate with the work 
it is doing and to enable it to enlarge its sphere of usefulness. 

The work of the Society, to a large extent, is for the benefit of 
the public, and to the public therefore it appeals for bequests and 
gifts in aid of its valuable line of work. Individual research would 
frequently end in failure were it not for assistance rendered by this 
Society, where many unite their efforts to secure success. 

The study of genealogy is thought by many to be dry and unin- 
teresting, but it has connecting links with subjects of great interest, 
such as the derivation and origin of surnames. There were no sur- 
names until the 11th century, before which time given names, such 
as "Tom, Dick and Harry," were all that individuals possessed. 
"When Tom had a son of the same name, to distinguish him from 
his father he was called " Tom's son," and thus came the surname 
Tomson. In like manner " Dick's son " became Dickson ; " Harry's 
son, " Harrison ; and so on, down along the line of given names, 
those that end in " son " became surnames. Others came from en- 
vironment, locality, place, topography, occupation, and a variety 
of circumstances, characteristics and conditions, interesting to trace 
out. Even the common and prosaic name of Smith, possessed by 
such an army of persons as to be the subject of wonder and jest, 
assumes dignity in the mind of one who has learned that it was de- 
rived from the honest toil of an artificer — " the smit " or " smitter " — 
who smote with hammer and mallet the chisel in fashioning articles 
of beauty and utility from metal, wood and stone. 

The name was not derived from him who was only a worker of 
metals, as commonly supposed, but from any occupation which was 
carried on by smiting, so that the carpenter, mason, and persons 
engaged in many occupations were originally known as smiths, and 
this accounts for its being the surname of so many. 

The line of Smiths to which James and John, Hannah and Sarah 
belonged, and from whom they descended, is the work of the gene- 
alogist and of this Society to search out and to record. 

How well this Society has performed that duty in the past, the 
sixty printed volumes of the Register, its library of books, pam- 
phlets, manuscripts and papers, together with its accumulations 
since it was founded, and the fame and name it has justly won, 
bear witness. 

The Report of the Committee on Finance, by Hon. James Phin- 
ney Baxter, Litt.D., AVilliam Taggard Piper, Ph.D., and 
Henry W. Cunningham, A.B., of the Committee: 

During the year, no legacies of money have been received. 
Agreements have been made for the sale of the last two houses in 
Ashmont, taken under foreclosure, so that the Society is now re- 



lieved from the care of any real estate except that in the immediate 
neighborhood of its house. 

The following bonds have been bouo^ht ; 

$2,000. C. B. & Q. R. R., LI. Div. S^s, due 1949. Cost $1,880.00 
2,000. L. S. & M. S. R. R. gold deb. 4s, due 1928. " 1,937.50 

2,000. Minn. & St. Louis R. R. cons. mort. gold os, due 1934 2,202.50 

Making the total of stocks, bonds and mortgages owned by 

the Society $115,199.09 

The real estate held for investment is valued by the assessors as 
follows : 

16 Somerset Street, $34,300. Less mortgage for $23,000. 
3 Allston Place, 6,500. 

5 Allston Place, 11,500. " " " 5,000. 

7 Allston Place, 9,000. 

The Committee would suggest that it is desirable to state on the 
annual balance sheet, among the liabilities of the Society, the amounts 
due on mortgages on real estate of which the Society bplds the 
equity, and also that in its opinion the principal and income should 
be carefully distinguished in the books of account. 

The Report of the Co^imittee on the Library, by George Brown 
Knapp, A.M., Chairman: 

Regular monthly meetings have been held by the Committee 
during the past year. 

The Committee desires to reiterate the great need of the Society 
for a new fireproof building for the safe housing of its valuable 
treasures accumulated during the last sixty years, a large portion 
of which no money could replace in the event of their destruction. 
A full and detailed statement on this subject may be found in the 
report of the Committee for last year. 

At the request of the Committee, the Council appropriated $200.00 
for the purpose of making the Society's building less subject to risk 
from fire ; and for this sum the furnace-room has been effectually 
fireproofed from the rest of the building, and gas lighting in the 
basement has been eliminated and replaced by electricity. 

The policy of previous years in the acquirement of books has 
been continued, all American genealogies and local histori(;s, all 
English genealogies and parish registers, and all genealogical peri- 
odicals, that it has been possible to secure, being especially ob- 
tained. A larfje amount of rebindinor has also been done. 

The poor quality of paper used for printed books in recent years 
is a subject for great regret and concern, and every effort should 
be made by our Society to have compilers of histories and genealo- 


gies informed of the necessity of personal attention on their part to 
secure proper paper in publishing their works, that their labors naay 
be permanently preserved. The Committee has had placed in the 
stair-hall a cabinet containing a copy of Dean's " History of Scitu- 
ate," published in 1831, and a copy of Hoyt's "Old Families of 
Salisbury and Amesbury," published in 1899, which intending 
publishers are invited to examine. The former, printed on good 
paper, after 75 years of wear and tear is in good condition, and 
apparently will last for another 75 years with rebinding ; whereas 
the latter, printed on pulp paper, after only 8 years' service is 
already disintegrating, and to such an extent that by another de- 
cade it will doubtless be beyond rebinding. As not over 8 to 15 
cents a copy is the difference in cost between the best and the poor- 
est paper ordinarily used in books, the false economy of using poor 
paper, to preserve the labor of years, is apparent. 

iS^ew rules for the use of the Library have been adopted. 

The San Francisco Public Librarv having: been burned in the 
catastrophe last Spring, our Committee issued an appeal for contri- 
butions of books towards replacing the loss, to which a liberal re- 
sponse has been made, over a thousand books having been received, 
which will be duly forwarded. 

There has been a gratifying increase in the use of the Library 
during the past year, both by members and visitors. r 

The Committee desires to express its appreciation of the valuable 
services rendered to the Society by the Librarian, Mr. Greenlaw. 
Kot only have his services been highly efficient in every respect in 
the particular duties devolving upon him as Librarian, but he has 
also labored with devoted zeal in carrying on and furthering all the 
numerous interests of the Society. 

The Report of the Co3niiTTEE on Pcblications, by Caleb Benjamin 
Tillinghast, Litt.D., Chairman: 

During the calendar year 1906 the work of the Committee has 
produced the following results : 

1. The regular quarterly publication of the Register, includ- 
ing the Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Society. 

2. The preparation, for publication in the Memorial Biogra- 
phies, of the biographical sketches of the members of the Society 
who died between Sept. 4, 1871, and Jan. 1, 1900, filling the 
period between Volume 6, the last issued, and the commencement 
of the publication of the sketches with the Proceedings which are 
bound from year to year in the volumes of the Register. These 
sketches have been carefully and expediently prepared by the His- 
torican of the Society, William Richard Cutter, A.M. They 


will fill three volumes, and will be printed as soon as the income of 
the Towne Memorial Fund will bear the expense. 

3. The Vital Records of the towns of Edgartown, Norton, Dal- 
ton, and Sturbridge have been published. The records of Med- 
ford, Dracut, Middlefield, West Stockbridge, and Williamstown 
are now in the printer's hands ; and the records of the following 
towns are in various stages of preparation : Heath, Scituate, Bille- 
rica, Weymouth, Foxborough, Wayland, Pembroke, HoUiston, 
Dover, Duxbury, Granville, Tisbury, Carver, Brookline, Hingham, 
Hopkinton, Townsend, Taunton, Lincoln, Worthington, Hanson, 
Stow, Bridgewater, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater, Chester, 
Richmond, West Springfield, and Brockton. 

The Report of the Committee on Papers and Essays, by Albert 
A. Folsom, Esq., Chairman: 

The titles of the papers read before the Society during the year 
1906, and the names of their authors, with dates of delivery, are 
as follows : 

January 3, " Study of Local History." By Sidney Perley, 
Esq., of Salem. 

February 7. " The Boston Port Bill (1784) ." By Charles G. 
Chick, Esq., of Hyde Park. 

March 7. ''The Shays Rebellion, 1786-7." By George Sum- 
ner Mann, Esq., of Brookline. 

April 4. " Old Flud Ireson." By Henry Leland Chapman, 
D.D., of Bowdoin College. 

May 2. "Lemuel Cox, Boston's Bridge Builder and Inventor." 
By Walter Kendall Watkins, Esq., of Maiden. 

October 3. " How Time was kept when we lived under a King." 
By John Albree, Esq., of Swampscott. 

j^ovember 7. " The Pilgrim Press at Leyden, and the first New 
England Library." By Arthur Lord, A.M., of Plymouth. 

December 5. " Thomas Willett, of Leyden and Plymouth : The 
first English Mayor of New York." By George Canning Burgess, 
A.B., of Brookline. 

The Report of the Committee to Assist the Historian, by An- 
drew Fiske, Ph.D., Chairman: 

Three volumes, 7, 8 and 9, of the "Memorial Biographies," 
containing about 1,000 notices, are now in the hands of the Society 
in typewritten copies and practically ready for the printer. 

The Obituaries for the current year are begun, and several are 

TjrM' ; ^-t.-- 


The Report of the Committee on English Research, by Charles 
Sherburne Penhallow, A. B., Chairman: 

The Committee has been able to resume its work during the past 
year, and to gain some additional information which it hopes may 
be of value to members and others. The Council appropriated one 
hundred dollars for this purpose ; and there have also been indi- 
vidual subscriptions amounting to one hundred and twenty-five 
dollars. A portion of this has been expended in gleanings at the 
Probate Courts in' Peterborough, England, the results of which 
have been published in the January number of the Register. 
Other work is now being done, which will appear later in the 

The receipts and expenditures have been as follows : 

Received of the Treasurer of the N. E. Historic 

Genealogical Society, May 8th, on account . . $ 60.00 
(Balance due as per vote, $40.) 
Received from Charles Deering, Esq., of Evanston, 

Illinois 100.00 

Received from Alfred T. White, Esq., of New York . 25.00 



J. R. Hutchinson, London, retainer .... $48.70 
Cost of money order and postage .... .70 
Mabelle McKim, Boston, typewriting . . . .45 
Index to Savage and postage on same . . . 1.55 
J. R. Hutchinson, London, balance on work at Peter- 
borough 73.05 

Cost of money order and postage on same . . . .85 

Balance on hand . . . . . 59.70 


In addition to the work done for the Society, the Secretary of 
the Committee, Mr. Bartlett, has answered many letters of inquiry 
from various individuals desiring information as to methods of 
procedure on research in England. 

The Committee solicits further contributions, to continue its work. 

The Report of the Committee on Heraldry, prepared by Francis 
Apthorp Foster, Esq., Secretary of the Committee, and pre- 
sented by Henry Ernest Woods, A.M., Chairman: 

The Committee on Heraldry begs leave to report a continued 
diminution in the number of inquiries by members of the Society 
and others relative to matters of heraldic interest. Though with- 
out any definite information to base an opinion upon, your Com- 


mittee would hazard the 8uo:o:estion that this fallinf]^ off is due to a 
greater general familiarity with the subject of heraldry and to the 
well-known position of the Society in regard to the use and misuse 
of armorial bearings. 

The Report of the Committee on Epitaphs, by John Albree, 
Esq., Chairman : 

During the year 1906 there have been donated to the Library the 
following manuscripts of inscriptions : — * 

1. BarriDgton Head, Nova Scotia, given by Alfred Alder Doane, 

2. Pelham Centre, N. H., given by P. Hildreth Parker, Dracut, Mass. 

3. Dracut, Mass., given by P. Hildreth Parker, Dracut, Mass. 

4. Milford, N. H., given by Milford Chapter D. A. R., Milford, N. H. 

5. Ashburnhana, Mass., given by John Bliss Brainerd, M.D., Brook- 
line, Mass. 

6. Monson, Mass., given by Rev. Anson Titus, Somerville, Mass. 

7. Union Cemetery, Assinippi, Hanover, Mass., given by Miss Ella F. 
Bates, North Scituate, Mass. 

8. Pelham, N. H., given by P. Hildreth Parker, Dracut, Mass. 

And also the following which were prepared for, and have been 
used in part in, the compilation of published vital records : — 

9. Dalton, Mass., given by the Committee on Publication. 

10. Middlefield, Mass., given by the Committee on Publication. 

11. Sutton, Mass., given by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of Systematic 
History Fund, "Worcester, Mass. 

The degree of uniformity in the manuscripts in the first list above 
given is especially noteworthy, for they are written on durable 
paper of the same size, all but one being on the paper which the 
Society gladly furnishes for such purpose. It must again be stated 
that it is not fair to those who patiently spend time and labor in 
making copies of inscriptions, if the results of their labors are en- 
trusted for preservation to some cheap blank-book. Such books 
cannot be used except with the greatest care, and too often time 
alone will cause disintegration of the paper and consequent loss 
of the precious records. 

But it is not alone "uniformity in size that should be mentioned. 
It is also a matter of con^i^ratulation that the writinof and o:eneral 
arrangement in the manuscripts are of such a high order. Some 
of these contain over a thousand inscriptions each, and the copying 
of such a number in a clear and attractive style involves much 

While each manuscript, being the result of personal work, pre- 
sents distinctive features that might well be the subject of appre- 
ciative comment, there is one that must be cited as an instance of 
the results attained through co-operation, the manuscript being that 


of eight hundred inscriptions, prepared and donated by the Milford 
Chapter, D. A. R., Milford, N. H. 

The work of preserving inscriptions through copies has resulted 
in a general covering of the field in Massachusetts. There are but 
few places where some work has not been done, and it is within 
bounds to say that, before many years, most of the old graveyards 
in the State will have been copied. But throughout New England 
there is need for systematic work, similar to that which is bringing 
results in Massachusetts. 

There is general interest in old graveyards, and a growing appre- 
ciation of the fact that the stones bear records which should be 
preserved. Your Committee recommends that efforts be made to 
direct local interest in the other States of New England, for this is 
a New England Society, to the practicability of preserving the facts 
recorded on the old stones. 

The circular, " Suggestions as to Copying Graveyard Inscrip- 
tions," prepared by the Committee, has proven its worth, experi- 
ence having shown that the working plans therein outlined are easily 
followed. Thus much correspondence, to explain what is asked for, 
is saved, and uniformity of results is secured. Many a person will 
copy inscriptions, if the requirements are comprehended. 

If systematic work is organized in each State, local pride can be 
relied upon for aid. If the inscriptions in one locality are copied, 
interest will be awakened in adjoining towns, and the work will 
soon be in progress generally. Such has been the history of the 
work in Massachusetts. 

The Report of the Committee on Collection of Records, by 
John Bliss Brainerd, M.D., Chairman: 

The Committee has met regularly during the year, except in the 
summer time. 

Many important subjects have been under discussion, the results 
of which are not yet in evidence, but the unfinished business is in 
such shape that our successors can readily continue the work. 

Our minutes have been well kept by our secretary, Mr. Sharpies, 
and those interested in the details of our work are referred to this 
volume, which is on file at the library. 

The Report of the Committee on Consolidated Index, by Fran- 
cis Apthorp Foster, Esq., Chairman: 

The Committee has the pleasure of reporting progress in the 
final preparation of the material for the Index and its printing. 
In 1905 three parts were issued to subscribers, while in 1906 


seven parts will represent the year's work. With this greatly en- 
larged output at a relatively smaller expense than in 1905, your "om- 
mittee feels fully justified in having increased the salaries of Miss 
Chapman and Miss S,ayne, the editors of the work. 

The second volume, carrying the Index of Persons through the 
letter R, is completed and ready for delivery. The third and inal 
volume will, it is hoped, be issued by December 1, 1907. A b ack 
case or cover, similar to that used by the Society for binding the 
Register, is ready for volumes 1 and 2. The price for the case 
alone is fifty cents ; for case and binding, one dollar. 

There seems to be considerable demand for an additional volume 
of the Index of Persons, to cover volumes 51 to 60 of the Register. 
The success of the continuation of the work contemplated, if under- 
taken, will rest upon the willingness of the present subscribers to 
take it. The proportionate cost of preparing and printing the 
material will not exceed that of the preceding volumes of the Index. 

Through the reprinting of volume 16 of this Register, by Mr. 
Goodspeed, there will be an opportunity for collectors to complete 
their sets in many instances. The attention of all such is called to 
the desirability of having the Consolidated Index, for a complete 
or nearly complete set of the Register with the volumes of the 
Index will be very valuable if offered for sale. It is probable that 
the Index will only be obtainable in second-hand condition after the 
work of publication is finished. 

Your Committee feels reasonably confident that with an increase 
in the number of subscribers it will ultimately be able to restore 
the various amounts appropriated by the Society for carrying on 
the preparation and publication of the Index. 

The Report of the Committee on Sale of Publications, by 
Caleb Benjamin Tillinghast, Litt.D., Chairman: 

The Committee has revised and condensed the advertisements in 
the Register, of publications for sale, so that a better display 
is obtained and a saving of advertising space effected ; two pages 
in the April number of the Register taking the matter spread 
over five in the January number. The improvement is apparent, 
especially to those who use the various lists of publications as a 
check list. 

The sales ($514.30 in 1906) of miscellaneous Registers fall 
below the Treasurer's estimate ($600.00) for the year, but is within 
$12.16 of the sales of 1905. The sales ($86.50) of miscellaneous 
books also fall below his estimate ($100.00) ; fortunately, corres- 
ponding gains have been made in other items of income. The fall- 
ing off in sales may be due to the absence of the Treasurer's clerk 
. during the last five months of the year. 



Estimate for 1906, Received in 1906, 

Subscriptions to Register . . $1,348.00 $1,378.95 

Ann nal dues . . . . . 2,981.00 3,261.00 

Sales of Miscellaneous Registers 600.00 514.30 

" " " Books 100.00 86.50 

Cash donations 25.00 112.10 

$5,054.00 $5,352.85 


Gains in the various items over the estimate . . . $298.85 

The Society has a large list of publications for sale, and steps 
should be taken early in 1907 to make a systematic canvass of the 
larger libraries of the country, to get its publications more w^idely 
into circulation. Some preliminary work has already been done in 
making out lists of libraries, and also in a study of the geographical 
distribution of the Register. The Register, the Consolidated 
Index, the set of Vital Records, and the miscellaneous publications 
like Waters's Gleanings, Bond's Watertown, Register Soame, Vin- 
ton Memorial, and the Ainsworth, Cushman, Felton, Gillson, 
Harris, Huntoon, Sumner, and Woodman genealogies, should be 
placed in all of the leading libraries throughout the country, where 
the descendants of New England families are at all numerous. To 
a Lirge degree this is possible through energetic and systematic 
effort upon the part of the Society's officers. The money that 
could be derived from this source is needed for promoting the 
Society's work, and the space now used for storing publications is 
needed to accommodate the rapid growth of the publishing depart- 

There can be no better time for pushing sales, especially of the 
Register, than at present. The back numbers of this periodical 
are being so rapidly absorbed by collectors and libraries that they are 
no longer common in the second-hand book stores. The Society's 
stock is rapidly diminishing, especially the earlier volumes. Of 
the GO volumes published, only 32 can be supplied in uncut num- 
bers, and of the other 28 volumes, a few scattering numbers consti- 
tute the entire stock on hand. The price of a complete set has 
more than doubled in the last 12 years, and the publication of the 
Consolidated Index will still further enhance its value. The re- 
printing of volume 16 will give a few libraries an opportunity to 
complete their sets, and will undoubtedly lead many collectors into 
attempting to gather sets. The Society ought to be alert to get its 
share of patronage. 

A bibliography of the Society's publications has been prepared 
for issue in the reports of the American Historical Association. 


This is now in type, but not published, and will make about 100 
octavo pages. 

The Society has attained a high place in public estimation through- 
out the country, largely through its publications, and now, when 
its publications are so much increased in importance and volume, 
their distribution by sale, so as to make them more widely useful, 
is a matter calling for good business judgment and persistent 

The Report of the Committee on Increase of Membership, by 
George Sumner Mann, Esq., Chairman : 

The Committee begs to report the following for the year ending 
December 31, 1906: 


Joined in 1906 : 80 || 

(Of this number, 3 are Corresponding members and 7 have 
become Life members.) 

Deaths in 1906 : • ' 

Resident members . . . . . . 12 

JLiiie ....... o 

Corresponding " . . . . . . . 1 

Resigned in 1906 : . . . . . . . 21 

Total number of members of the New England Historic 

Genealogical Society, December 31, 1906: 
Resident members ....... 745 

Life *' 258 

Corresponding ".....,. 83 



Presented by William Prescott Greenlaw. 

The duties of the Librarian, as defined by the By-laws of the 
Society, have been performed in 1906, as in former years, with the 
sole purpose of attaining the best results possible with the means 
available. He has had the cordial support of the officers, the com- 
mittees, the members, and the employees of the Society in all of 
his endeavors to advance its interests. In addition to his required 
duties, he has rendered other services on several committees which 
have had a gratifying degree of success in their special undertakings. 
He has, also, upon the invitations of the Committee on Finance 
and the Treasurer, assisted in the management of the Society's real 
estate investments during tlie last two years. During the year 
1906, he has personally attended to the work formerly done by a 
real estate aorent, and the increased rate of earnino^s on the total in- 
vestments of the Society (4.382% in 1906, against 4% in 1905, and 
3.862% in 1904) is largely due to his efforts to reduce expenses, 
prevent losses, and collect the rents w^hen due. The growth and 
improvement of the Library depend upon the income derived from 
investments, subscribers, and members. Certain fixed charges must 
first be met in order that the Society's work may go on and the 
Library be kept open, and, after provision is made for these, any 
balance of general income may be used for bettering the condition 
of the Library and improving the service rendered to members and 
the public. Consequently, it seems eminently proper for the Li- 
brarian (who is the only salaried member of the directing board) 
to spend a part of his time in attempting to increase the general 


One hundred and seventy-seven genealogies have been secured 
for the Library in 1906. This number may seem small in com- 
parison with the accessions in this division in each of the four pre- 
ceding years (625 in 1902, 362 in in 1903, 362 in 1904, and 253 


in 1905), but the Society no longer has a formidable list of gene- 
alogies wanted, and the number which can be added annually now 
is determined largely by the current rate of production. The ac- 
cessions for the year number 593 volumes, 797 pamphlets, and 164- 
miscellaneous articles. Of these, 228 volumes, 157 pamphlets, and 
5 miscellaneous articles were purchased ; 279 volumes, 603 pamph- 
lets, and 158 miscellaneous articles w^ere given; and 86 volumes, 
37 pamphlets, and 1 miscellaneous article were received by ex- 
change. Adding the accessions of the year to the estimated number . • 
of volumes and pamphlets in the Library December 31, 1905, gives i; 
33,091 volumes and 33,276 pamphlets as the approximate number ■ 
December 31, 1906. 

Condition of the Library and Cabinet, 

The Library and the Cabinet consist of approximately 66,000 ' 
volumes and pamphlets, about 4,000 maps, and a large number of 
manuscripts, engravings, portraits, curios and relics, nearly all of 
which may be considered germane to the purposes for which the 
Society was incorporated. Of these, about 20,000 volumes and 
pamphlets, nearly all of the maps, and the larger part of engrav- 
ings, are in storage, or otherwise inaccessible, for lack of space to 
shelve and arrange them. The shelves of the Library are nearly 
all full, and in many cases two rows of books are placed on each 
shelf, one back of the other. All available space for shelving in 
the Society's House is now occupied, and room for shelving future 
accessions can be secured only by the removal of less important 
classes of books or by giving up the floor space now used for hold- 
ing meetings of the Council and the Society. Of these two plans, 
the first would probably cause the least inconvenience and risk. The 
card catalogue is still incomplete, not yet having been extended far 
enough to cover all of the important classes of books, and members 
still have to depend upon the staff for assistance in finding these 
books. Many of the more important genealogical books in the 
Library are becoming very much worn by use. These have been re- 
bound a number of times, and those which were printed previous 
to the use of wood in the manufacture of paper are good for con- 
siderable more service. But those printed on paper made from 
wood will soon wear out and be beyond repair. This is especially 
true of those books the paper of which was made from the kinds of 
wood which do not yield a long, cellulose, fibre. The Cabinet of 
the Society is not increasing rapidly, but this fact ought not to give 
either members or officers concern, for there are now a number of 
institutions which make a specialty of this line of work ; and in the 
administration of a combined library and museum, with inadequate 
funds for the maintenance of both, neither is apt to attain a high 
degree of excellence. 


N^eeds of the Library and Cabinet, 

The Society needs a much larger building for the proper ar- 
rangement of its Library, the display of its Cabinet, and for the bet- 
ter accommodation of its growing publishing department. It needs 
a safer building to insure the ultimate preservation of the priceless 
collections which have been gathered by continuous and persistent 
efforts extending throughout more than three score years. It needs 
a larger general income for the adequate administration, mainte- 
nance and increase of its Library. Of these wants, by far the more 
important is the need of a building of sufficient size and suitably 
arranged and equipped for the Society's work. Having this, it 
would then be possible to administer the Library so that members 
could enjoy in a larger degree the benefits of membership, and have 
access to the shelves in all departments ; and visitors could be limited 
to about the same courtesies given by other institutions. In this 
way, the privileges of membership could be enhanced, the number 
of members augmented, and the general income substantially in- 

These needs have been apparent to all who have used the Library 
in recent years, and have been brought to the attention of the mem- 
bers of the Society, frequently and in detail, in the various reports 
of the officers and committees during the last few years. 

The Society has acquired sufficient land in a location eminently 
adapted to its work, and its officers will w^elcome any suggestion 
for securing means necessary to erect a new building. 


United States t 

Department of State. 
Library of Congress. 
Secretary of the Navy. 
Smithsonian Institution. 
United States Senate. 

Totons s 

Abbot Academy ..... 
Allegheny College .... 
The American Antiquarian 
American Antiquarian Society 

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions 
American Catholic Historical Researches 
American Catholic Historical Society . 
American Congregational Association 
American Historical Magazine . 
American-Irish Historical Society 
American Jewish Historical Society . 
American Telephone and Telegraph Company 
The American University 
Amherst College .... 
Ancient Free and Accepted Masons 
Andover Alumni Association 
Andover Theological Seminary 
D. Appleton and C'>nipany . 
Armour Institute of Technology 
Augustana College and Theological Seminary 
Baker University ..... 
Beloit College ..... 
Berea College ..... 
boston Athenaeum .... 
Boston City Hospital .... 
The Boston Floating Hospital 
Boston and Maine Railroad 
Boston F'ublic Library 

Boston Transcript .... 

Boston University .... 
Boston Woman's Christian Temperance Union 
Bostonian Society . . ^ . 

Bowdoin College ..'... 
Bunker Hill Monument Association 
The Burrows Brothers Company 
Cambridge Antiquarian Society 
Cambridge Public Library 
Carnegie Library .... 
Cemetery Department of the City of Boston . 
Chicago Historical Society . . , 

The Children's Hospital .... 
Clark University .... 
Colby College ..... 

Colgate University .... 
The College of the City of New York . 
College of St. Thomas of Villanova 
The Colonial Society of Massachusetts 
Columbia University .... 
The Commercial Club .... 
Concord Public Library . . , 

* All places are in Massachusetts unless otherwise specified, 



Cities : 
Hartford, Conn. 
Keene, N. H. 


Meadville, Pa. 
Chicago, 111. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

New York, N. T. 

New York, N. Y. 

Washington, D.C. 


New York, N. T. 

Chicago, 111. 

Rock Island, 111. 

Baldwin, Kan. 

Beloit, Wis. 

Berea, Ky. 










Brunswick, Me. 


Cleveland, O. 

Cambridge, Eng. 


Pittsburgii, Pa. 


Chicago, 111. 



Waterville, Me. 

Hamilton, N.Y. 

New York, N.Y. 

Villanova, Pa. 


New Y^ork, N.Y. 


Concord. . 




Connecticut Historical Society . 
Connecticut State Library . 
Creighton University . . . » 

Dartmouth College .... 

Dartmouth College, Class of 1858 
Delaware College .... 

De Pauw University 

Dickinson College - . . . 

Drake University .... 

Drew Theological Seminary 

Essex Antiquarian . . , 

Essex Institute .... 

Estate of Greorge Washington Harris . 
Estate of Gustavus A. Hinckley 
Estate of William Alfred Hovey, M.A. 
Estate of William Ingalls, M.D. . 
Estate of David Lufkin Mansfield 
Executive Committee on the Two Hundred and Fiftieth Anniver- 
sary of the Settlement of the Jews in the United States 
Fairmount College ....... 

Fairmount Tark Art Association .... 

Federal Fire Society . . . . . 

Ferris and Leach ....... 

Fisk University ....... 

Franklin College . . 

Franklin and Marshall College Alumni Association 

Gage Tool Company ...... 

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania .... 

General Association of the Congregational Churches of New 
Hampshire ....... 

General Theological Seminary ..... 

Geneva College ....... 

Georgetown College ....... 

Girard College ... .... 

The Grafton Press ....... 

Granite Monthly Company ..... 

Hamilton College ....... 

Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute 

Hartford Theological Seminary ..... 

Harvard College, Class of 1856 . , . . . 

Harvard College, Class of 1894 ..... 

Harvard University ...... 

Haverford College ....... 

Haverhill Public Library ..... 

Heidelberg University ...... 

Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio . 
The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba 
Historical Society of Delaware ..... 

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania . . 

Holy Cross College ...... 

Howard University ....... 

Huguenot Society of London ..... 

The Huguenot Society of South Carolina 

Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts . 

Husten's Book Store ....... 

Hyde Park Historical Society ...... 

Indiana University ....... 

Industrial Aid Society ....... 

Iowa College ........ 

Iowa State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts 

Iowa Wesleyan University ...... 

Ipswich Historical Society ...... 

The Johns Hopkins University ..... 

Kansas State Historical Society ..... 

Kentucky State Historical Society . . . . . 

Kentucky University . . . . . 

Kenyon College . ....... 

Knox College ....... 

Lafayette College ....... 

Lake Mohonk Arbitration Conference .... 

John Lane Company ....... 

Lehigh University ....... 

Lelarid Stanford Junior University Alumni Association 

C. F. Libbie and Company ...... 

Literary and Historical Society of Quebec 

Long Island Historical Society ...... 

Lynn Historical Society ...... 

Maine HistoricalSociety ...... 

Maine State Library ....... 

Marietta College ........ 


Hartford, Conn. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Omaha, Neb. 
Hanover, N. H. 

Newark, Del. 

Greencastle, Ind. 

Carlisle, Pa. 

Des Moines, la. 

Madison, N. J. 







East Dammerston, Vt. 

New York, N.T. 
Wichita, Kan. 
Philadelphia. Pa. 
Portsmouth, N. H. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Nashville, Tenn. 
Franklin, Ind. 
Lancaster, Pa. 
Vineland, N. J. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 

New York, N. Y. 
Beaver Falls, Pa. 
Georgetown, Ky. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
New York, N.Y. 
Concord, N. H. 
Clinton, N.Y. 
Hampton, Va. " 
Hartford, Conn. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 
Tiffin, O. 
Cincinnati, 0. 
Winnipeg, Manitoba. 
Wilmington, Del. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Worcester. "' 

Washington, D. C. 
London, Eng. 
Charleston, S. C. 
Rockland, Me. 
Hyde Park. 
Bloomington, Ind. 
Grinnell, la. 
Ames, la. 

Mount Pleasant, la. 
Baltimore, Md. 
Topeka, Kan. 
Frankfort, Ky. 
Lexington, Ky. 
Gambler, O. 
Galesburg, 111. 
Easton, Pa. 
Mohonk Lake, N.Y. 
New York, N.Y. 
South Bethlehem, Pa. 
Stanford University, Cal. 
Quebec, Can. 
Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Portland, Me. 
Augusta, Me. 
Marietta, O. 




Maryland Historical Society 

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy . 

Massachusetts Grenerai Hospital . 

Massachusetts Historical Society 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology . 

The Massachusetts Medical Society 

Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Revolution 

Meadville Theological School . 

Metropolitan Water and Sewerage Board 

Michigan State Agricultural College . 

Michigan State Library . . . 

Milford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution 

Minnesota Historical Society . . . . . 

Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College , 

Missouri Historical Society . . . . . 

Missouri Valley College ...... 

Mount Holyoke College . . . ' . . 

Museum of Fine Ajta . . ... . 

The Nation ....... 

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution 

New England Society in the City of New York 

New Hampshire Historical Society .... 

New Jersey Historical Society ..... 

New London County Historical Society 

New York Genealogi«il and Biographical Society 

New York Historical Society ..... 

The Newton Theological Institution . . . . 

Northwestern University ..... 

Numismatic and Antiquarian Society .... 

Oberlin College ....... 

Ohio Society of New York ..... 

Ohio State University ...... 

Ohio University ....... 

Ohio >Vesleyan University . . . . . 

Old Dartmouth Historical Society .... 

The " Old Northwest " Genealogical Society 

Ontario Historical Society ...... 

Oregon Agricultural College ..... 

Ouacliita College ....... 

Peabody College ....... 

Peabody Historical Society . . . 

Peunsylvaniu College for Women .... 

The Pennsylvania-German ...... 

Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America . 

Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution 

The Pennsylvania State College .... 

Peoria Public Library ...... 

Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind 
The Phillips Exeter Academy ..... 

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn .... 

Pratt Institute ....... 

Princeton University ...... 

Providence Public Library ...... 

The Publishers' Weekly 

RadclitTe College ....... 

Registry Department . . . . . 

Rensselaer I'olytechniclnstitute ..... 

Fleming H. Kevell Company ..... 

Roxbury Latin School ...... 

Roy it 1 Historical Society ...... 

Royal Society of Canada . ' . . . . 

St. John's College ....... 

St. John's College ....... 

St. Paul's School ....... 

Sharon Historical Society ...... 

Shropshire Parish Register Society .... 

Smith College ........ 

Society of Antiquaries ,....* 

Society of Colonial W.irs in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
Society of Colonial AVars in the State of California 
Society of Mayflower Descend.ints in the Commonwealth of Mas. 
sachusetts ...... 

Society of Jliddletown Upper Houses 

Somersetshire Archaeological and Natural History Society 

South Carolina Historical Society .... 

The Southern Historical Society 

State Agricultural College ..... 

The State Historical Society of Iowa . 

State Historical Society of Missouri . . . 

State Historical Society of Wisconsin . 


Baltimore, Md. 
Meadville, Pa. 

Agricultural College, Mich. 
Lansing, Mich. 
Milford. N. H. 
St. Paul, Minn. 
Agricultural College, Miss. 
St. Louis, Mo. 
Marshall, Mo. 
South Hadley. , 

Boston. f 

New York, N. Y. 
Washington, D. C. 
New York, N. Y. 
Concord, N. H. 
Paterson, N. J. 
New London, Conn. 
NewYork, N. Y. 
New York, N. Y. 
Newton Centre. 
Evanston, 111. 
Montreal, Can. 
Oberlin, O. 
New York, N. Y. 
Colombu", O. 

Athens, O. • • 

Delaware, O. 
New Bedford. 
Columbus, O. 
Toronto, Can. 
Corvallis, Ore. 
Arkadelphia, Ark. 
Nashville, Tenn. 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 
East Greenville, Pa. 
Pliiladelphia, Pa. 
rhiladeipliia, Pa. 
State College, Pa. 
Peoria, 111. 
Soifth Boston. 
Exeter, N. H. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Princeton, N. J. 
Providence, R. L 
New York, N. Y. 
Trov, N. Y. 
New York, N. Y. 
London, Eng. 
Ottawa, Can. 
•Annapolis, Md. 
Washington, D. C. 
Concord, N. H. 
Oswestry, Eng. 
London, Eng. 


Cromwell, Conn, 
Taunton, Eng. 
Charleston, S. C. 
Richmond, Va. 
Fort Collins, Col. 
Iowa City, la. 
Columbia, Mo. 
Madison, Wis. 




Superintendent of Immigration 

Suffolk County, Massachusetts . 

Surrey Arclisological Society 

SwarUimore College . . . 

Syracuse University . 

The Texas State Historical Association 

The Towle Manufacturing Company 

Trinity College .... 

Tufts College .... 

The Tulane University of Louisiana . 

Tuskegee Normal and I ndastrial Institute 

University of California . 

University Club . . 

University of Colorado . 

University of Illinois . . 

University of Maine , . . 

University of fennsylvania 

The University of Rochester 

University of Texas . 

University of Vermont . 

University of Viroinia 

Virginia Historical Society 

Washington University State Historical Society 

Wesleyan University .... 

"William and Mary College . 

Wiscasset Fire Society 

Worcester Society of Antiquity 

Wyoming Commemorative Association 

Tale University 


Maj. Lemuel Abijah Abbott, B.S. 
John Albree . 

Horace Sargent Bacon, LL.B. . 
Joseph Gardner Bartlett 
rwilliam Carver Bates 
Hon. James Fhinney Baxter, A.M., Litt 
Albert Clayton Beckwith 
Charles Edward Benton 
Francis Everett Blake 
Isaac Dimond Bludgc-tt 
Hon. Jolin 'laggard Blodgett, A.M 
Charles Knowles Bolt»>n, A.B. 
Greorpe Ernest Bowman, A.B. . 
John Bliss Brainerd, M.D. . 
Howard Mendenhall Buck, M.D. 
Wilton Francis Bucknam 
Rufus George Frederick Candage 
Rev. Charles. Carroll Carpenter, A.M. 
George Walter Cliamberlain, M.S. 
George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B. 
Mrs. Sarah Deiina Cropiey 
Henry Winchester (^unningrham, A.B. 
Samuel Newton Cutler, A.B. 
Vrilliam Gilbert Davies, A.M. 
Alfred Alder Doaoe 
Rev. Arthur Wentworth Hamilton Eaton 
Henry Heriiert Edes, A.M. 
AVilliam Tracy Eustis 
Cliarles AUc-itt Flagg, M.A. 
Thomas Gamble, Jr. . 
Ernest Lewis Gay, A.B. . 
George Augustus Gordon, A.M. 
Hon. Samuel Abbott Green, M.D.,LL.D 
Francis Byron Greene 
Mrs. Lucv'Hall Greenlaw 
William Prescott Greenlaw 
Virginia Hall 
Otis Grant Hammond 
Edward Doubledav Harris 
David Greene Haskins, A.M. 
Annie Sanford Head 
Rev. Lewis Wilder Hicks, A.M. 
Thomas Hills 

Henry W are Holland, LL.B. 
Clayton Wood Holmes, A.M. . 
James Hosraer 
Jerome Carter Hosmer . 
James Taylor Uuffmaster . 




Ottawa, Can. 

Guildford, Eng. 
Swarthmore, Pa. 
Syracuse, N. Y. 
Austin, Tex. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Tufts College. 
New Orleans, La. 
Tuskegee Institute, Ala. 
Berkeley, Cal. 
New York, N. Y. 
Boulder, Colo. 
Urbaua, 111. 
Orono, Me. 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Rochester, N. Y. 
Austin, Tex. 
Burlington, Vt. 
Charlottesville, Va. 
Richmond, Va. 
Seattle, Wash. 
Middletown, Conn. 
Williamsburg, Va. 
Wiscasset, Me. 
Wilkes Barr6, Pa. 
New Haven, Conn. 

Washington, D. C. 
Portland, Me. 
Elkhorn, Wis. 
New Bedford. ... 

Providence, R. I. 
•New York, N. Y. 

New York, N. Y. 
Washington, D. C. 
Savannah, Ga. 

Boothbay Harbor, Me. 
Concord, N. H. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. 
Elmira, N, Y. 
Galveston, Tex. 





Charles Hughes 

Matt Bushnell Jones, LL.B. 

Helen Frances Kimball . 

Charles Lamed 

Emily Wilder Leavitt 

Wilford Jacob Litchfield, M.S. 

Charles Frank Livingston . 

Arthur Greene Loring 

John Jacob Loud, A.M. . 

David W. Low 

Georg<- Sumner Mann . . 

John Miner Carey Marble . 

Albert Matthews, A.B. , 

Frank Merriam, A.B. 

Tyler Seymour Morris 

John Graham Moseley 

Joseph James Muskett, M.B.C.S. 

George Corlis Nightingale . 

Grenville Rowland Norcross, LL.B 

Nathaniel Paine, A.M. 

William Lincoln Palmer 

Lawrence Park 

Pearl Hildreth Parker 

Frank Sylvester Parks 

Jonathan Eastman Pecker, B.S. 

Arthur Winalow Peirce, Litt.D. 

George Shephard Porter 

Loring William Puffer, D.D.S. 

Franklin Pierce Rice . 

Mrs. Anna Margaret Riley 

Hon. George Sheldon . 

Stanley Webster Smith . 

Susan Augusta Smith 

Rev. William Spooner Smith, A.B 

Rev. Everett Schermerhorn Stackpole 

Charles Augustus Stearns 

Hon. Ezra Scollay Stearns, A.M. 

Robert Thaxter Swan 

Walter Eliot Thwing 

Rev. Anson Titus 

Dwight Tracy, M.D. 

Jonathan Trumbull 

Joseph Biirbeen Walker, A.M. 

Henry Fitz Gilbert Waters, A.M 

Walter Kendall Watkins . 

Eben Boyd Weitzel 

Rev. Joshua Wyman Wellman, D.D. 

Thomas Weston, A.M. 

Almira Larkin VViiite 

Rev. Charl.'S Harold Evelyn White, F 

Edward Henry Wborf 

Lothrop Withington 

Henry Ernest Woods, A.M. 

Edgar Allan Poe Yates, A.B. 

Edwin Hale Abbot, A.M. 

Mrs. Andrew N. Adams 

Charles CoUard Adams, M.A. 

Walter Wood Adams 

Orrin Peer Allen . 

Maj. Azel Ames, M.D. 

Mrs. Alfred Hinsdale Andrews 

James Newell Arnold 

Mrs. Margaret Lindsay Atkinson 

Lyman Hoichkiss Bagg 

Joseph Whitman Bailey . 

Thomas Willing Balch, LL.B. 

H. Houston Ball . 

Ella Turner Bates 

John Hogan Benton 

Stephen Berry 

Edmund Bicknell 

Mrs. Robert T. Bicknell 

Edwin Mortimer Blake . 

Martin J. Blake 

Mrs. Lucius Manlius Boltwood 

Ernest Wilder Bradford 

Benjamin Myer Brink 






Montreal, Can. 






Man Chester, N. H. 





Los Angeles, Cal. 



Chicago, HI. 


Stoke Newington, Eng. 

Providence, R. I. 



Cambridge. . 



Washington, D. C. -. . 

Concord, N. H. 


Norwich, Conn. ' 



Claremont, N. H. 











Norwich, Conn. 

Norwich, Conn. 

Concord, N. H. 



Germantown, Pa. 




Cambridge, Eng. 


London, Eng. 




Fair Haven, Vt. 
Cromwell, Conn. 
New York, N. Y. 
Lombard, HI. 
Providence, R. L 
New Y'ork, N. T. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 
London, Eng. 
North Scituate. 
Washington, D. C. 
Portland, Me. 
East Weymouth. 
Tucson, Ariz. 
London, Eng. 
Grand Rapids, Mich. 
Washington, D. C. 
Kingston, N. Y. 




Edward Judson Brockett 

Francis Henry Brown, M.D. 

George Chester Bugbee 

Mrs. Harriet Blackstone C. Butler 

Charles Tufts Caldwell, M.D. 

Newell Meeker Calhoun, M.A. 

Andrew Carnegie, LL.D. 

Rev. Seth Cooley Cary . 

Charles H. Chandler, A.M. . 

Leonard B. Chapman 

Franklin C. Clark, M.D. 

Rev. Selden Jennings Coffin, Ph.D 

Capt. Charles E. Coker 

Edwin Wilkinson Colburn 

Ernest Byron Cole . . • 

Edmund Pomeroy Collier 

Mrs. Lucy Sanborn Connor 

Edward Everett Cornwall, M.D. 

Hon. William Ashmead Courtney 

Rev. Edgar M. Cousins . 

Frederic Morton Crehore, A.B. 

Hon. John James Currier 

Walter Oilman Curtis, M.D. 

James Stevenson Cushing 

Andrew McFarland Davis, A.M. 

Ami Louis Dennison, A.B. 

Louis Marinus Dewey 

William E. Dodd, Ph.D. 

Hon. John C. Duggan 

Mrs. Katharine F. Dustan 

Rev. Lester H. Elliot 

Helenus E. Farrington - 

Mrs. James Hill Fitts 

John Wesley Freese, A.M. 

Arthur Joseph Garceau, A.B. 

"Wendell Phillips Garrison, A.M. 

Andrew Graham 

William Smith Granger 

Miles W. Graves 

Rev. Edward Hale, S.T.B. 

Mary F. Hall . 

Charles Hallock, M.A. 

Henry Winthrop Hardon, LL.B. 

George D. Harrington 

James Morrison Hart 

Hugh Hastings 

William Dickinson Hawley 

Edwin Miles Hills 

Mrs. Francis Bickford Hornbrooke 

Byron Barnes Horton 

David Webster Hoyt, A.M. 

David Russell Jack 

Edward Evarts Jackson 

Anna B. Jennings 

Mrs. Katie F. Jewett 

Jasper Nichols Johnson, A.B. 

Thomas Floyd-Jones 

3Ir8. Chauncy P. Judd 

William Coolidge Lane, A.B. 

Mrs. Arthur .lames Law 

Rev. Arthur Lawrence, D.D. . 

John Hooker Leavitt . 

Clarence Ettienne Leonard 

Elizabeth Frances Leonard . 

Calvin Winfield Lewis 

James Minor Lincoln 

William I'arsons Lunt 

Albert Brown Lyons, M.D. 

John Hildreth McCollom, M.D. 

Henry McFarland - 

Hon. Charles J. Mclntire 

Rev. Leander rorntlius Manchester 

John Joseph Mangan, M.D. 

Ernest A. Markham, M.D. . 

Rev. Jonathan Mayhew, D.D. . 

Capt. Joe Vincent Meigs 

James S. Merriam 

Edwin P. Miller 

Madeleine Curtis Mixter 

Prof. John Moore 






East Orange, N. J. 

North Attleboro. 
* Washington, D. C. 
Winsted, Conn. 
Philadelphia, Pa. * 
Ripon, Wis. 
Portland, Me. 
Providence, R. L 
Easton, Pa. 
Indianapolis, Ind. 
Brooklyn, N. Y. • 
Newry, S. C. 
Thomaston, Me. 
Southport, N. C. 
Montreal, Can. 
Dryden, Me. 
Ashland, Va. 

Waterbury, Vt. 

Newfields, N. H. 
Orange, N. J. 
Aurora, 111. 
Providence, R. 1. 
Hartford, Conn. 
Spencer, N. Y. 
Washington, D. C. 
NewYork, N. Y. 
Los Angeles, Cal. 
Albany, N. Y. 
N< wton. 
Sheffield, Pa. 
Providence, R. I. 
St. Jolju, N. B. 
Fairfield, Conn. 
North Lyme, Conn. 
N«'w York, N. Y. 
Braintree, Eng. 
Waterloo, la. 
New York, N.Y. 
New Bedford. 

New York, N.Y. 
Detroit, Mich. 

Concord, N. H. 

Durham, Conn. 
Buffalo, N.Y. 

New York, N.Y. 
Hartford, Conn. 




■V David Fellows More 
Hiram Kelley Morrell 
Noah Farnum Morrison . 
Leon Nelson Nichols 
Mary Josephine Genung Nichols 
Nathaniel F. Nye 
N. Emmons Paine, M.D. 
Victor Hugo Paltsits 
Gen. Lewis B. Parsons . 
Hon. Epaphroditus Peck, LL.B. 
Stephen Farnum Peckham 
Martin Van Buren Perley . 
Erastus Hibbard Phelps . 
Charles Felton Pidgin 
Clifford Llewellyn Pike, M.D. . 
George E. Pomeroy . 
Edward Kennard Rand, Ph.D. . 
Stephen Morehouse Randall 
Aieyn Lyell Reade 
"Warren Augustus Reed, A.B. 
Howard I. Reynolda 
Hon. R. Goodwyn Rhett 
Rosell Lewellyn Richardson, LL.D 
Eugene H. Robbins . 
William Alfred Robbins, LL.B. 
Charles H. Roberts . 
Rer. Robert Douglas Roller, D.D. 
Alfred William Savary, M.A. 
Mary Peabody Sawyer 
Lieut. Edward Shailer Sears 
George Dudley Seymour . 
Henry Shaw, 31. D. . 
Francis Wayland Shepardson, Ph 
Arthur Willis Stanford, M.A. 
Mrs. Elizabeth Wardwell Stay . 
Sara Henry Stites, A.M. 
George Edward Stone 
Henry Randolph Storrs, M.D. 
Rev. Elnathan Ellsworth Strong, '. 
James Terry . 
Susan Emerson Thatcher 
Nathan Van Patten 
Rev. Edwin Sawyer Walker, A.M 
Charles Elmer VVaterman . 
Ethtl Lega-Weeks 
Mrs. Emma Finney Welch . 
Francis Clarke Welch 
F.H.Wells . 
Mrs. Albert H. White . 
Charles A. White 
Harry Weston Whittemore, A.M, 
Howard H. Widener . 
Charles Henry Wight 
Rev. Robert Duncnn WiHiarason 
George Dikeman Wing . 
Frederick Adams Woods, M.D. 
Richard Wynkoop 




Buffalo, N.Y. 

Gardner, Me. 

Elizabeth, N. J. 

Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 


West Newton. 

New York, N. Y. 

Flora, ni. 

Bristol, Conn. 

New York, N. Y. 


Fair Haven, Vt. 


Saco, Me. 

Toledo, O. 


Brooklyn, N.Y. f 

Liverpool, Eng. 


Piiiladelphia, Pa. 

Charleston, S. C. 

New York, N.Y. 


Brooklyn, N.Y. 

Concord, N. H. 

Charleston, W, Va. 

Annapolis Royal, N. S. 



New Haven, Conn. 


Chicago, HI. 



Wyoming, Pa. 




Hartford, Conn. 

San Diego, Cal. 

Schenectady, N.Y. 

Springfield, III. 

Mechanic Falls, Me. 

London, Eng. 

Germantown, Pa. 


Albany, N.Y. 


New Haven, Conn. 

Tufts College. 

Rochester, N.Y. 

New York, N.Y. 

Troy, N.Y. 

Kewanee, Wis. 


Brooklyn, N.Y. 



Presented by Henbt Winchester Citnningham, A.B. 


Boston, December 31, 1906. ; 

DuEiNG the year 1906 tlie following persons have joined the 
Society : 



Edgar Oakes Achom, A.B. . 

Arthur Adams, A.M., Ph.D. 

Thomas Williams Baldwin, A.B. 

Charles Edward Benton . 

William Keeney Bixby 

Hon. John Taggard Blodgett, A. 

Charles Edwin Booth . 

Mrs. Mary Chandler Bullock . 

Arthur Wendell Bumham . 

Charles Ruthven Byram . 

Mrs. Etta Bartlett Casey 

Henry Smith Chapman, A.B. . 

Henry Austin Clark 

Georgfe Edward Cokayne, M.A., F.S.A. 

Frederic Lothrop Colver 

John Oilman Cram . 

Hon. Winthrop Murray Crane, A.M., LL 

Robert Morville Currier . 

Francis George Curtis, A.B., M.D. 

Samuel Newton Cutler, A.B. . 

Joshua Martin Dill 

Harold Clarke Durrell, A.B. 

Jedidiah Dwelley . 

Richard Henry Winslow Dwight 

Walter Frederick Ellis, A.B. 

Georfffc Brnce Fessenden . 

Fred'^Tarbell Field, A.B. 

Howell Fisher, S.B. 

Sam Walter Foss, A.B. 

Fanny Foster .... 

Mrs. Lucy Garaphelia Goodenow 

Warren Sherman Hayden 

Sir Walter Francis Hely-Hutchinson, B.A 

Rev. Lewis Wilder Hicks, A.M. . 

Mrs. Laura Fletcher Hodges . 

Frederick Thayer Hunt, A.B. . . 

Robert Tracy Jackson 

Mrs. Mary Hannah Stoddard Johnston 

Ellwood Davis Kimball, A.M. . 

Mrs. Winifred Weld Batchelder Kincaid 

Ralph Clinton Larrabee, A.B., M.D. 

Henry Eaton Macomber 

John Miner Carey Marble 

Alice Walker Morse .... 

John Grant Moulton, A.B. 





Ocean City, N. J. 

Boothbay Harbor, Me. 

Sharon, Conn. 

St. Louis, Mo. . 

Providence, R. I. . 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 


Newton. .' -^-'''^^^^''v.. 

Medford. - 



New York, N. Y. 

London, Eng. 

NewYork, N. Y. 



Jamaica Plain. 



Newton Centre. 

Cambridge. f 








Newport, R. I. 


Cleveland, Ohio. 

Cape Town, So. Africa. 


Indianapolis, Ind. 



Humboldt, Iowa. 

Wichita, Kas. 




Los Angeles, Cal. 

West Medford. 




) , 


Harry Heustis Newton, A.B. 

Kichard Johnson Nichols 

George Corlis Nightingale . 

Charles William Noyes 

Herbert lugersoU Orchvay, A.B. 

Lucius Robinson Paige 

Mary Tilton Palmer 

"William Lincoln Parker . 

Frank Sylvester Parks 

Thomas Bellows Peck, A.B. . 

Henry William Poor, A.M. . 

George Shepard Porter . 

Hon. Fabius Maximus Ray, A.M. 

Charles Elmore Rees 

"William Streeter Richardson 

"W'illiam Joseph Rotch 

Mrs. Paree Gibbons Rountree 

Henry Edward Scott, A.B. 

Richard Sears ... 

Samuel Burnhara Shackford, A.B., LL.B 

Mary Elizabeth Sinnott 

Mary Ella Stickney . 

William Wallace Stickney, LL.D 

William Orin Tasker 

Edward Sweetser Tillotson 

Jonathan Trumbull . 

William Tudor, A.B. . 

Rollin Usher Tyler, A.B., LL.B 

Rev. Thomas Franklin Waters, A.B 

Elmer Orlando Weld, Ph.B. . 

Almira Larkin White . 

Helen Tilden Wild . 

George Sumner Wright 

Edgar Allan Poe Yates 



Providence, R. I. 

Castine, Me. 






Walpole, N. H. 

Tuxedo, N. Y. 

Norwich, Conn. 

Westbrook, Me. 

Newtonville. '* 




Med ford. 



Philadelphia, Pa. 


Ludlow, "Vt. 


Wethersfield, Conn. 

Norwich, Conn. 

Hancock, N. H. 

Haddara, Conn. 


Providence, R. I. 


Medford. * 



AdcI the following who joined in December, but whose member- 
ship will date from Jannary 1, 1907 : 

Mrs. Josephine Amelia Ruggles Baker . . Boston. 

Adam Alexander Rankin 
Edwin Henry Stevens 
John Ware Willard . 

West Somerville. 

These Resident and Life Members joined the Society before 1860 : 

Alfred Poor October, 1851. 

Aaron Sargent ■ .. September, 1855. 

Samuel Abbott Green, A.M., M.D., LL.D. . June, 1858. 

George Oliver Sears October, 1859. 

Rev. Edward Everett Hale, A.M., S.T.D., was 

elected a member in August, 1846, resigned in 

January, 1851, and was re-elected in June, 1891. 

And these Corresponding Members joined before 1860 : 

Asa Warren Brown 

Edward Peacock, F.S.A. . 

Charles Combauit Moreau . 

Seth Hastings Grant, A.M. 

Isaac John Greenwood, A.M. 

John Watts de Peyster, A.M., LL.D. 

Henry Reed Stiles, A.M., M.D. . 

May, 1852. 
January, 1858. 
October, 1858. 
November, 1858. 
April, 1859. 
June, 1859. 
November, 1859. 


The Treasurer submits herewith his annual report for the year 
ending December 31, 1906. 

The following is a detailed statement of all the investments of the 
Society, excepting the Real Estate : — 

N. Y., N. H. & Hartford R. R. 5% Deb., . : • • ^ J 

due 1947 . . . . 5 Bonds $5,262.50 ' 

Butte Water Company b%, due 1921 5 " 4,000.00 

TVestern Telephone & Telegraph Co. 

5%, due 1932 . . . 3 " 8,147.50 

Northern Pacific & Great Northern R.R. 

4%, due 1921 . . . 5 " 2,243.75^^ 

Western Union Telegraph Co. 

4i%, due 1950 . . . 5 " 5,207.50'. . 
Flint & Pere Marquette R. R. . 

5%, due 1939 . . . 5 " 5,756.25 

Concord & Montreal R. R. 

3i%, due 1920 . . . 5 »' 5,125.00 . 

City of Providence 3%, due 1930 1 " 1,194.01 . 

American Telephone & Telegraph Co. 

Collateral Trust 4%, due 1929 10 " 10,000.00 

Fremont&ElkliornR.R.6%,duel933 3 " 3,000.00 

Chicago Stock Yards 4%, due 1940 10 " 10,250.00 

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific R. R. 

4%, due 1934 . . . 4 " 3,890.00 

Detroit, Grand Rapids & AV"estern R. R. 

4%, due 1946 . . . 3 " 2,985.00 ■ 

Central R. R. of New Jersey 

4%, due 1913 . . . 3 *' 3,000.00 

N. Y. Centra] & Hudson River R. R., 

M. C, oh%, due 1998 . . 3 " 2,700.00 

Missouri Pacific R. R. Collateral 

o^c, due 1917 . . . 2 " 2,135.00 

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R., 

tSouth Western Div., 4%, due 1921 3 " 3,036.67 

Minneapolis & St. Louis R. R. 

5%, due 1934 . . . 2 '^ 2,202.50 

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R., , 

III. Div., .Si%, due, 1949 . 2 " 1,880.00 . 

Lake Shore (&: Michigan So., Deb. 

4%, due 1928 . . . 2 " 1,937.50 

Total Bond Investment ..... $78,953.18 


"West End Street Railway 
Boston & Maine R. R. 
Old Colony R. R. 
Cambridge Gas Light Co. 
Austin City Water Co. 

50 Shares $4,256.25 
50 " 9,918.75 
100 " 17,559.76 
15 " 3,011.15 
25 " 500.00 

Total Stocks Investment . . . . $35,245.91 

Mortgage on Real Estate in Roxbury . . , . 1,000.00' 

General Income Account. 
This account has been charged with the following items, viz 

Maintenance, House and Repairs . . . $ 654.80 

Heat and Light . . . . . . 417.57 

Taxes and Insurance . . . . . . 15.00 

Printing, Stationery and Postage . . . 976.89 

IMiscellaueoas Expenses ..... 421.49 

Printing Register . . . . • . . 2,382.75 

Salaries ........ 4,746.70 

Total charges for the year to this account . $9,615.20, 

(^ . . . . " 
and has been credited with the following, viz : — 

Unrestricted Investment Income .... $4,721.31 

Subscriptions to Register . . . . 1,378.95 

Miscellaneous Registers sold .... 514.30 

Admissions and Annual Dues . . . . 3,261.00 

Books sold ........ 86.50 

Interest ........ 365.81 

Donations, etc. . . . . . . . 112.10 

Total credits for the year to this account . $10,439.97 
Excess of income over expenses . . . 824.77 


Bonds Purchased in 1906. 

2000 Minneapolis & St. Louis R. R., gold 5s, 

due 1934 $2,202.50 

2000 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy R. R., 

Illinois Division, 3is, due 1949 . . 1,880.00 

2000 Lake Shore & Michigan So. R. R., Deb. 

4s, due 1928 1,937.50 $6,020.00 


Cash Receipts. 

The total receipts of Cash for the year have been $27,424.87, 
derived from the following sources, viz. : — 

iDCome Bond Investment .... $2,785.00 

Income Stock Investment . .' . 1,069.87 

Income Mortgage Investment . . . 50.00 

"William Sumner Appleton Fund . . 20.00 

Cushman Genealogical Fund Income . . 20.00 

Robert Henry Eddy Fund . . . 1.00 

William Blanchard Towne Memorial Fund . 41.90 

Life Membership Fund .... 695.00 

General Income ...... 12.10 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, sales 14.90 

New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 

Consolidated Index, subscriptions . . 7,754.88 • 

Printing, Stationery and Postage . . .84 

Miscellaneous Expense .... 9.60 

Interest on Deposits .... 85.81 

Books Sold ...... 86.50 

Donations for Binding .... 9.33 

Admissions and Annual Dues . . . 3,255.00 

Subscriptions to N. E. H. G. Register . 1.378.95 

Miscellaneous Registers Sold . . . 514.30 - 

Suspense . • . . ... . 500.00 

Premium . . . . . . . 8.31 

Proceeds of the sale of Bushnell St. houses, 

Ashmont, including rents . . . 800.08 

Proceeds of the sale of Westmoreland Street 

house, Ashmont, including rents . . 4,750.04 

Rents, Houses on Somerset St. and Allston Place 3,561.46 

Total Cash Receipts . . . $27,424.87 


Cash Disbursements. 

The total Cash disbursements for the year have been $26,838.41, 
paid out for the following purposes : — 

Society's House, Care and Kepairs . . . $654.80 

Heating and Lighting . . . • . 417.57 

Binding 422.09 

Salaries . 4,790.52 

Printing, Stationery and Postage . . . 977.73 

Miscellaneous Expenses (Telephone, Safety Vault, 

etc.) . . . . . » . • 431.09 

Printing New England Historical and Genealogi- 
cal Register . . . . . . 2,558.03 

Books Purchased ..... 968.44 

Consolidated Index, Publication Account . 5,893.70 

Taxes and Insurance ..... 15.00 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury "Wills, 

Publication account • » • • 5.36 

Towne Memorial Fund Income, printing Vol- 
umes of the Memorial Biographies . 268.10 

Purchase of Bonds (details on page xxxix) 6,020.00 

Real Estate, 2 Westmoreland St., repairs, taxes, 

etc 263.21 

Real Estate, 4 Westmoreland St., repairs, taxes, 

etc 112.50 

Real Estate, and Commission on Sale, repairs, 

taxes, etc., on 69 Bushnell St. . . 255.02 

Real Estate, 3 Allston Place, repairs, taxes, etc. 238.24 

Real Estate, 5 Allston Place, repairs, taxes, etc. 448.70 

Real Estate, 7 Alston Place, repairs, taxes, etc. 223.94 

Real Estate, 16 Somerset St., repairs, taxes, etc. 1,814.37 

English Research ..... 60.00 

Cash Resume. 

Cash on hand, January 1, 1906 . . . 1,385.00 

Cash Receipts as stated .... 27,424.87 




Cash Balance, Dec. 31, 1906 .... $1,971.46 



Balance Sheet, December 31, 1906. 

^ Resources. 

Society's Building $65,486.90 

Librar}^, Fixtures and Furniture 97,502.10 

Stocks, Bonds and Mortgagee 115,199.09 

Real Estate Investment on Somerset Street and 

Allston Place 26,011.30 

Real Estate in Ashmont 9,750.00 

N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register Consolidated Index, 

Publication account 5,890.44 

Registers on hand 3,987.92 

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, Publi- 
cation account 1,499,64 

Cash 1,971.46 

Premium on purchase and sale of securities . . 704.64 

Uncollected Coupons and dividends .... 847.50 

Xotes receivable for Rent \ . 70.00 

English Research 60.00 

Society's Building Fund 

Donors' Free Fund 

Librarian Fund , 

Library Fund 

Ebenezer Alden Fund 

William Sumner Appleton Fund ... . . ... ■ 

Walter Titus Avery Fund 

John Barstow Fund 

Robert Charles Billings Fund ...... 

Robert Charles Billings Book Fund . . . . 

Henry Bond Fund 

John Merrill Bradbury Fund 

Edward IngersoU Browne Fund 

Jonas Oilman Clark Fund 

Thomas Crane Fund 

Cushman Genealogical Fund 

Pliny Earle Fund 

Robert Henry Eddy Fund 

Charles Louis Flint Fund 

John Foster Fund 

Moses Kimball Fund 

William Laiiiam Fund 

Ira Ballou Peck Fund 

Mary Warren Russell Fund 

Samuel Elwell Sawyer Fund 

Anne Elizabeth Sever Fund 

George Plumer Smith Fund 

.Joseph Henry Stickney Fund 

William Cleaves Todd Fund 

William Blanchard Towne Memorial Fund . . 

William Blanchard Towne Memorial Fund Income 

Robert Charles Winthrop, Jr., Fund .... 

Cyrus Woodman Fund 

Life Membership Fund 

Books for Library, Balance of account ... 

Binding, Accumulated Income 




• 1,305.00 






















' 3,000.00 














Nathaniel C. N'ash, Treasurer. 


Auditors' Certificate. 

The undersigned hereby certify that they have examined the accounts of 
the Treasurer of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society for the 
year 1906, and find his books properly kept. The securities were examined 
and found to be in accordance with the books. 

Chas. S. Penhallow, > A^.jji*^^^ 
Boston, January 22, 1907. Hosea Stare Ballou, ; ^^«*^'^«- 

■ 'it^.■ 


Boston, December 31, 1906. 

Balance on hand, December 31, 1905 -. ... . $57.22 

Interest on deposit, January 1, 1906 .... 1.00 

Dividend, January 1, 1906 40.00 

Interest on deposit, July 1, 1906 ..... 1.36 

Dividend, July 1, 1906 ........ 40.00 


Paid H. E. Mitchell & Co., books . . $60.75 $60.75 

Balance on hand ..... $78.83 

ElBRIDGE H. GoSS, ) rp 

Nathaniel J. Rust, j ^'*"*^«^*- 

:.'.% \ 


Presented by William Kichard Cutter, A.M. 

\_I7ie dates in the first column indicate the years of election.^ 

Corresponding Members. 

1888. Gen. John Eaton, A.M., Ph.D., LL.D., of Washington, District 
of Cohimbia, was bom in Sutton, New Hampshire, December 5, 
1829j and died in Washington, February 9. 

■ . Life Members. ' - 

1896. Theron Royal Woodward, of Chicago, Illinois, was born in 
Clarendon, Vermont, Maj 25, 1848, and died in Chicago, Feb- 
ruary 1. 

1879. Asa Porter Morse, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was born in 
Haverhill, New Hampshire, September 1, 1818, and died in 
Cambridge, March 18. 

1890. Lt.-Col. Thomas Franklin Edmands, of Boston, was born in 
Boston, December 5, 1840, and died there, August 30. 

1861. Rev. Edmund Far well Slafter, A.M., D.D., of Boston, was 
born in Norwich, Vermont, May 30, 1816, and died in Hampton, 
New Hampshire, September 22. 

1870. Charles Merriam, of Boston, was born in Weston, Massachu- 
setts, October 6, 1832, and died in Boston, November 5. 

1851. William Blake Trask, A.M., of Dorchester, Massachusetts, was 
born in Dorchester, November 25, 1812, and died there, De- 
cember 9. 

Resident Members. 

1884. Gen. Francis Fessenden, A.B., of Portland, Maine, was born 

there, March 18, 1839, and died there, January 2. 
1884. Rev. George Moulton Adams, A.M., D.D., of Auburudale, 

Massachusetts, was bom in Castine, Maine, July 7, 1824, and 

died in Auburndale, January 11. 
1904. William Alfred Hovey, M.A., of Boston, was born in Boston, 

December 21, 1841, and died in Brookline, Massachusetts, Feb-, 

ruary 8. 




1896. John French Johnson, of Amesbury, Massachusetts, was born 
in Newburyport, IMassachusetts, September 22, 1845, and died 
I in Amesbury, February 23. 

1905. Henry Mellen Prentiss, A.M., of Wiscasset, Maine, was bom 
in Bangor, Maine, July 20, 1840, and died in Wiscasset, March 4. 

1896. Ebenezer Alexander, of Roxbury, Massachusetts, was born in 
Boston, February 17, 1832, and died in Roxbury, March 30. 
r| 1904. Walter Everett Stmonds, of Lynn, Massachusetts, was born 

in Boston, August 13, 1844, and died in Lynn, April 4. . - 

1900. George Albert Wentworth, of Exeter, New Hampshire, was 
bom in Wakefield, New Hampshire, July 31, 1835, and died in 
Exeter, May 24. 

1904. James Edmund Scripps, of Detroit, Michigan, was born in Lon- 
don, England, March 19, 1835, and died June 1. 

1896. James Albert Garland, A.B., of New York City, was born in 
New York, November 25, 1870, and died in Hanover, Massa- 
chusetts, September 13. 

1886. William Tract Eustis, of Brookline, Massachusetts, was bom 
in Boston, September 29, 1822, and died in Brookline, October 
■■ 1899. Harry Frederick Nichols, of Waltham, Massachusetts, was 
born in Boston, August 28, 1869, and died in Waltham, No- 
vember 10. 

1900. Hon. HoYT Henry Wheeler, LL.D., of Brattleborough, Ver- 
mont, w?s born in Chesterfield, New Hampshire, August 30, 
1833, and died in Brattleborough, November 19. 

Deaths that occurred in previous years, hut not recorded until now. 

1898. Francis Alanson Nichols, of Lowell, Massachusetts, was born 
there, December 22, 1842, and died in New York City, No- 
vember 23, 1900. 

1900. Frederick Warren Goddard May, of Dorchester, Massachu- 
setts, was born in Boston, Dec. 4, 1821, and died in Dorchester, 
May 28, 1904. 




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Arranged by William Richard Cutteb, A.M., Historian. 

The following pages contain obituary notices of members who 
died during the year 1906, with the addition of two deceased in 
preceding years. The notices are arranged in the order in which 
the deaths occurred. ' 


Francis Alanson Nichols, of LoweU, Massachusetts, a life 
member, elected in 1898, was bom in Lowell, December 22, 1842, 
and died in New York City, November 23, 1900. 

He was the son of Alanson and Frances Sabrina (Durant) Nich- 
ols of Lowell. The father of Mr. Nichols was a native of Wil- 
mington, Massachusetts, where the family had resided for several 
generations. Alanson Nichols was the son of Charles* Nichols, 
and Charles was the son of Jonathan* Nichols (Benjamin,'' Jona- 
than,^ James, ^ Kichard'). Hichard' Nichols was a resident of 
Reading, Massachusetts. 

He was married, on July 26, 1871, to Isabel Perkins Horn, 
daughter of Samuel Horn, a prominent citizen of Lowell. For 
many years he was an editorial writer and literary editor of the 
Boston Globe. He left no children. 

From a notice which appeared in the Globe at the time of his 
death, the following facts regarding his life are selected. 

He received his early education in the Lowell schools, where he 
graduated from the high school to enter Tufts College in 1861. 
When he took his degree he decided to study law, and accordingly 
entered the office of the late Josiah G. Abbott. In 1867, after a 
brilliant acquittal at the examination, he was admitted to the Suf- 
folk bar, and entered into practice with Thomas Dean, as his part- 

But though his thorough knowledge of law, and the eminent 
respect which his personality commanded at the bar, insured him 
the most brilliant prospects as a lawyer, his own inclination swayed 
him toward a literary career, and, in 1877, he finally abandoned 
his law practice to enter the profession of journalism and assume a 



prominent position on the staff of the Boston Globe, In the vari- 
ous and important capacities in which he was connected with that 
paper, his most conspicuous position before the public was that of 
literary editor ; and there were few men who maintained a higher 
standard, or who exercised better judgment in reviewing the pro- 
duction of current literature. His natural inclinations were inspired 
by the best of taste in the esthetic, and his mind was most appre- 
ciative of what was best either in the form or the spirit of our 
national literature. He was always more willing to find something 
to praise in a book, though he was by no means squeamish in con- 
demning what is worst in a composition. - 

Amid the horror of to-day's literary productions, when every- 
thing that is loud, glaring, vulgar, or insipidly delicate is threaten- 
ing to assume absolute domain, he maintained a pure standard of 
criticism, which demanded the production of what is genuine and 
virile in the national mind of America ; and his criticisms were of 
the best, in which the judgment was tempered by a sympathetic 
imagination that appreciated the position of the author and guided 
the understanding of the reader. 

Personally, Mr. Nichols had an attractive individuality. He 
was of medium height, well-built, and in his face was blended the 
delicate Huguenot features of his ancestry, with the strong and 
grave expressiveness of the old English Puritan. There was the 
old noblesse oblige in his whole deportment. 

His conscientiousness he carried into his function as a critic, and 
his information was extensive and instructive, his style lucid and 
direct, and there are not a few literary workers who owe their pub- 
lic acknowledgment to the praise which his excellent discriuiination 
bestowed on genuine talent. 

Abridged from an article in the Boston Globe ^ under date of Nov. 23, 1900. 


Frederick Warren Goddard May, of Dorchester, Massachu- 
setts, a life member, admitted to the Society in 1900^ was born in 
Boston, December 4, 1821, and died in Dorchester, May 28, 1904. 

He was a pupil of Chauncy Hall School in Boston, and a part- 
ner in business with his father and brother from 1844 to 1857, 
when he retired, giving his time and attention afterwards to public 
and private trusts. He was treasurer of the New England Hospital 
for Women and Children from its organization, and trustee and 
afterwards treasurer of the Massachusetts School for Idiotic and 
Feeble-minded Youth. 

His parents were Samuel and Mary (Goddard) May, his line 
being through Samuel,^ Samuel,^ Ebenezer,* John,^ John,^ and 
John* May of Roxbury, Massachusetts, the immigrant ancestor. 


He was twice married ; first, to Eleanor Swan Goddard, dauo-h- 
ter of Samuel and Mehitabel May (Dawes) Goddard of Brookline; 
and second, to Martha Rand Morse, daughter of Elijah and Mary 
(Jackson) Morse of Boston. He was the father of a daughter by 
the first marriage, and of a son and four daughters by the second 
marriage. , 

It was his ambition as a youth to go to Harvard College, and he 
hoped to become a doctor ; but this he gave up, at great sacrifice, 
and went into business, on account of his father's financial losses. 

Mr. May's interest in public service and philanthropies may be 
expressed in the following words : He was a strong Anti-Slavery 
advocate, a member of the Free-Soil Party, and an intense admirer 
of John Brown. He was a member of the Cadets in early days, 
was one of the two who refused to turn out when Anthony Burns 
was sent back, and was expelled for that reason ; afterwards he was 
invited to return to membership, which he did, without apology, 
and continued as a member of the veteran corps till his death. He 
was one of the most active in founding the New England Hospital 
for Women and Children, and a director till his death. He was an 
earnest advocate of women physicians, and of having women serve 
upon the School Board ; a warm friend of Dr. Samuel Howe, and 
supported him in founding the Massachusetts School for Feeble- 
minded. He was a member of the Union Club, the Prince Society, 
and the Bostonian Society. 

In religion, he was a great admirer of John Pierpont, and also 
of Theodore Parker, whose services he attended until discontinued. 
He then attached himself to the First Parish Church in Dorchester, 
Rev. Nathaniel Hall, pastor; and, after Mr. Hall's death, attended 
the services of Rev. James Freeman Clarke, Church of the Dis- 
ciples. His love of nature, farming, books, his wonderful memory, 
his kindly deeds, his loyalty to friends, are well expressed in the 
foJlowinGf article : . 

With the passing of Mr. Frederick W. G. May of Dorchester .... goes 
almost the last of a group of men who were unusual and remarkable. They 
were the men who kept the name of good old Dorchester ever bright and 
shining in their generation, made it what it was in its best days — a town 
standing for good citizenship and good government, for cultivation of mind 
and refinement of living, for patriotism which reached to sacrifice, and for 
real public spirit. The stock was sound and reliable that produced this 
kind of fruit, and every community has need of such for its best growth. 

In Mr. May's character the virtues were firmly knit. He had his own 
methods of fjoino: about his Father's business, but his kindnesses were 
many. He had the large heart and quick generosity which did not wait 
for overmuch investigation. There are many in Dorchester to whom he 
has been a kind friend. 

He had the true love for books and the trained memory which is extolled 

MEMOIRS. ^ xlix 

by older scholars. His mind was richly stored with the best in English 
literature, and the apt quotation, tipped with wit, was always ready on his 

Men are rare nowadays in our hurrying life whose memory serves them 
to repeat whole pages from the British poets, who know Homer and ISIil- 
ton, Addison, Coleridge and Scott, Cowper and Southey, as familiar friends 
to be called on at any moment — who know their Dickens from cover to 
cover, and the whole range of English hymnology. The natural world 
was the more beautiful to Mr. May for having these poet friends to enjoy 
it with him. 

Mr.. May will be missed in Dorchester in many ways, and there will be 
doubtless changes in the old home on Adams street, which has known him 
so long. Its country charm wHl soon be obliterated by the brick and mor- 
tar of the pressing city. 

Among the local institutions with which he was connected none will feel 
his loss more than the Dorchester Book Club, to which he has given a 
more than generous support for nearly fifty years. 

The old order changes, but here there is nothing to mourn for, nothing 
to regret. It was a thoughtful, kindly and public-spirited life, a reliance 
in all movements for the public good, brought to a natural and peaceful 

Dorchester writes his name upon her historic records, cum laude. 

By Rev. Csristophee R. Eliot and Mary Fifield King. 


General Francis Fessenden, A.B., of Portland, Maine, a resi- 
dent member from 1884, was born in Portland, March 18, 1839, 
and died there, January 2, 1906. 

General Fessenden was the son of William Pitt and Ellen Maria 
(Deering) Fessenden, and was descended from Nicholas' Fessen- 
den of Cambridge, Massachusetts, throup^h William,^ Pev. Wil- 
liam,^ Rev. William,^ Samuel,^ and William Pitt^ Fessenden, 
ex-Secretary of the United States Treasury, his father. 

He was educated at the old Portland Academy and the Portland 
High School, and attended for two years the private school of the 
Rev. F. Yeaton at New Gloucester, Maine, from 1850 to 1852, 
and received instruction from James Furbish, a well-known teacher 
in Portland, and attended, for one year the Westbrook Academy. 
He was graduated at Bowdoin College in 1858. He studied law 
with his grandfather, General Samuel Fessenden, in Portland, and 
attended the Harvard Law School one year. 

In 1860, he removed to New York City, to complete his studies 
preparatory to his admission to the bar, but the breaking out of the 
Civil War caused him to enter the army in 1861, before his exam- 
ination for the bar. 

He was appointed Captain in the 19th United States Infantry in 
1861, and was on recruiting and mustering duty until 1862. He 


was Colonel of the 25th Maine Volunteer Infantry, from Septem- 
ber, 1862, to July, 1863; Colonel of the 30th Maine Veteran 
Volunteer Infantry, from October, 1863, to May, 1864; Brio-a- 
dier-General of Volunteers, May, 1864; Major-General of Volun- 
teers, 1865; appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of the 45th United 
States Infantry, August, 1866, but declined it ; transferred to 28th 
United States Infantry, on the reorganization of the army ; retired 
from active service, on his own application, in 1866, with rank of 
Brigadier-General ; in 1864, brevetted Major of the United States 
Army, for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Shiloh, and 
Lieutenant-Colonel, for gallant and meritorious services at Monett's 
Bluffs, Louisiana, where he lost a leg; in 1865, brevetted Colonel, 
Brigadier-General, and ^Major-General, for gallant and mentorious 
services during the war. He was a member of the Board for Ex- 
mination of Officers, in 1865 ; of the Wirtz Military Commission ; 
president of a Court of Inquiry, and of a Military Commission, in 
1866 ; Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freed- 
men, and Abandoned Lands for Maryland, West Virginia, and the 
Valley of the Shenandoah, in 1866. 

He practiced law in Portland from 1867 to 1874. He was 
elected Mayor of Portland in 1876, and declined a re-election. 

He married, August 26, 1863, Ellen Winslow Fox, daughter of 
Edward Fox. She died March 8, 1886. There was one son, 
Edward Fox Fessenden. 

Theron Royal Woodward, of Chicago, Illinois, a life mem- 
ber, elected in 1896, was born in Clarendon, Vermont, May 25, 
1848, and died in Chicago, February 1, 1906. 

He was the son of John Perkins and Mary (Dodge) Woodward, 
and was descended from NatbanieP Woodward, who had land in 
Boston in 1635. His line of descent was traced throusrh Nathaniel,^ 
John^ of Taunton, Israel,^ Benajah,^ Nathan^ of Petersham, Be- 
niah,' Zelotes Harvey,® to John Perkins^ Woodward, his father. 

He removed with his parents from Rutland, Vermont, and settled 
in Kingston, Wisconsin, in 1855. He worked on the surround- 
ing farms during the harvest season, and as a clerk in the village 
stores during the rest of the year. Soon after the Civil War, he 
went to Racine, Wisconsin, to attend school ; and, after leaving 
school, remained in business at Racine until he went to Chicago, 
in 1869, to seek a situation. 

He began business with the American Express Company, and 
continued in the transportation business, including express and 
railroads, mostly in Chicago and Kansas City, until 1883, when 
he accepted a position on the Kansas City Times. 

He returned to Chicairo in 1886, and established the Lanward 


Publishing Company, publishing a monthly railway journal, The 
General Manager^ and various books, maps, and advertising spe- 
cialties. In 1896 he was sole owner of the company. 

He belonged to the order of Masons, Knights of Pythias, Elks, 
Royal Arcanum, and other local organizations of Chicago. He 
was a member of the Society of the Sons of Vermont, a charter 
member of the Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revo- 
lution, a charter member of the Society of the War of 1812, and 
a life member of the Old Colony Historical Society of Taunton, 
Massachusetts. * ..,{i 

He was for three years the correspondent of the JSTew Yovh Clip- 
per', from 1881 to 1886, the Kansas City correspondent of the 
I^ew York Dramatic I^ews ; and, for a time, gathered telegraphic 
news for the N'ew ITorlc Truth, In Chicago he was connected 
with various papers, and was the Chicago representative of theZTaTi- 
sa8 City Times, New Orleans Delta, Memjohis Avalanche, and 
Washington J^eics. While agent for Wells, Fargo, and Com- 
pany at Kansas City, he was the Western correspondent of the 
Cincinnati Express Gazette. 

He was an extensive traveller in this country, and in 1900 made 
a European tour. He took much interest in genealogical study, 
was the author and publisher of the Dodge Genealogy, and pre- 
pared a volume on the descendants of Nathaniel Woodward of 

He was twice married ; first, in Kingston, Wisconsin, January 
18, 1877, to Anna Elizabeth, daughter of Mortimer Winslow and 
Harriet (Valentine) Stevens. She died in 1883 ; and he married 
second, September 26, 1894, Mrs. Estelle C. King, widow of Der- 
vello J. King, of Chicago, and daughter of Emory Augustus and 
Caroline E. (Haskins) Clark. There were five children : Harriet 
Valentine, Mortimer Stevens, Kajah Estelle, Theron Royal, and 
Emory Clark. 

General John Eaton, a distinguished oflScer in the Civil War 
and a noted educator, died in Washington, District of Columbia, 
February 9, 1906, aged seventy-seven. He was a native of Sut- 
ton, New Hampshire, born December 5, 1829, son of John and 
Janet Collins (Andrews) Eaton, and left a widow and three chil- 

He graduated at Dartmouth College in 1854, and later at An- 
dover Theological Seminary. He entered the war as chaplain, with 
the rank of captain, of the Twenty-Ninth Ohio Volunteer Infan- 
try, and attained the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers. At 
one time he was editor of the Memphis Post. In 1870 he became 
United States Commissioner of Education, which position he held 

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for sixteen years ; and afterward became president of Marietta Col- 
lege, Ohio, and of Sheldon Jackson College, Salt Lake City. He 
established the educational system of Porto Rico under the military 
occupancy of the United States, and became superintendent of 
public instruction there. 

As chaplain of the Twenty-Seventh Ohio Volunteers he saw 
service first in Missouri, where he was twice taken prisoner, and 
following the fortunes of his regiment, he found himself, in the fall 
of 1862, near Grand Junction, Tennessee. Here General Grant 
found many refugees, not only hampering his movements but menac- 
ing the very health and life of the whole army. He sought some 
man to aid him in the proper disposition of this homeless horde, 
and selected Chaplain Eaton for the task, which owing to the vast 
number of the black population in the section traversed, seemed 
tremendous. The constant and wise support of Grant, however, 
gave the undertaking success. First, the attempt was made to 
make the Negro a good laborer, second, to give him camp duties, 
and, third, to try him as a soldier, and if the last was successful, 
to make him a good citizen. 

The colored refugees were far in excess of the white, and were 
at once organized into working companies and divided into districts, 
with the proper officers. The men were put at work in building 
roads and bridges, and in performing camp duties, while the women 
were employed as laundresses. Plantations were started again, 
and other industries were supervised and fostered. Of 113,650 
freedmen on the records in 1864, 41,000 were in the military 
service, 72,000 were distributed in cities and on plantations, 62,300 
were entirely self-supporting, and 10,000 received subsistence from 
the Government, 3,000 being members of families whose heads 
were carrying on plantations. 

General Eaton was assistant commissioner of the Freedmen's 
Bureau for two years. He was made by Grant the medium of 
personal communication between himself and Lincoln at acute 
epochs of the war. 

A group of rich and patriotic men of the North started a news- 
paper south of the Ohio River, and General Eaton was selected to 
take charge of the enterprise. This was the Memjjhis Post. In 
1867 he was elected state superintendent of instruction in Tennes- 
see. He was next sent by General Grant to undertake the task of 
developing the National Bureau of Education. 

He began with an office and two clerks of inferior grade, and 
when he retired, sixteen years later, the office had been declared 
the most educational in the world. Its publications were every- 
where souofht, and the issue of a sino;le circular had reached one 
hundred thousand copies. The bureau had attained a position of 
enormous national and international importance. 

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In 1886, although personally requested by President Cleveland 
to remain, he retired from the Bureau of Education, and became a 
college president, as before stated. The accounts he used to give 
of his early struggles for education contrast strikingly with the 
opportunities now showered upon the young American. Education 
held a secondary place on his father's rocky farm. He was inspired 
by his mother with a desire for knowledge. He knew what it was 
to walk eight miles to borrow a book. He mastered Latin after 
bed-time. In those days there was no .high standard for the coun- 
try school-teacher, and at sixteen he was thought to have so much 
more knowledge than his nei":hbors that he was considered to be a 
fit candidate for the office of district school-teacher, and he taught 
for one winter. 

He, at length, with his own savings, entered Thetford Academy, 
and later entered Dartmouth College. , vv. . 

This was the beginning of a great career, which in a quiet way 
has mightily influenced the development of the republic. 

He was a corresponding member of this Society, elected in 1888. 

His father, John, was the son of John Eaton, son of Nathaniel 
Eaton, of Haverhill, Massachusetts, who, in the absence of his 
Captain, commanded a company at Bunker Hill, and was descended 
from the John Eaton who settled in Salisbury, ^Massachusetts. 

William Alfred Hovey, M.A., was born in Boston, Massa- 
chusetts, December 21, 1841, and died at Chestnut Hill, February 
18, 1906. A son of Charles Fox Hovey and Justine de Peyster, he 
was the direct descendant of Daniel Hovey, " the immigrant," who 
reached Ipswich, Massachusetts, about the year 1664, and of Jo- 
hannis de Peyster who landed in New York, from Holland, in 1645. 

Mr. Hovey was the product of the public schools of Boston, hav- 
ing passed with the highest honors through the Phillips Grammar 
School and the English High School, under tlie supervision of those 
two eminently successful teachers, Mr. James Hovey and Mr. 
Thomas Sherwin. • 

Immediately upon graduation from the latter school, he went to 
Europe, where nearly two years were passed in Italy, Germany and 
France, which absence he devoted to the study of languages and to 
that wider education which travel brins^s to a man havin"; the desire 
to improve its opportunities through keen observation and associa- 
tion. This laid the foundation to that dehj^htfnl and instructive 
conversational ability which so very many people have been able to 
testify to. 

Returning home to find his country in the throes of civil war, 
Mr. Hovey wished to go at once "to the front." His eyes, which 
had given him much trouble for many years, prevented a regular 


enlistment. He sought and secured employment, however, with 
the United States Sanitary Commission, in connection with which 
he filled many positions of responsibility both in the field and in the 
various offices in Washington, rising finally to the position of as- 
sistant secretary. The excellence of his work and the value of his 
reports and general services were often commented on by his supe- 
riors in the Commission, as also by the many army officers with 
whom his duties brought him into official relations. 

At the end of the war, Mr. Hovey drifted to Pennsylvania, where 
he was for several years connected with coal mines in the capacity 
both of engineer and superintendent. Here it was that he first be- 
came interested in journalism, writing articles for several news- 
papers in that state on political and general economic subjects. 

Returning to Boston from Pennsylvania, where he had, on De- 
cember 16, '1868, married Frances Goodridge, daughter of Lowell 
Goodridge and Caroline Knox Morgan, Mr. Hovey took up a jour- 
nalistic career by establishing, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, a weekly 
paper which unfortunately proved a financial failure. In 1872 he 
became the managing editor of the Boston Commei'cial Bulletin, 
remaining there until 1875, when, on the death of Mr. Daniel N. 
Haskell, he succeeded to the editorship of the Boston Evening Tran- 
script, His connection with this paper lasted for six years, bringing 
him into contact with a large circle of men and women who came to 
recognize his integrity of thought, his fearlessness of opinion, and 
that general intelligent point of view of all large and important 
questions which stamped him as a remarkable man among men. 

Those who were associated with him during this period of his life 
attest his many capabilities. A few days after his death there ap- 
peared in the columns of the Transcript^ over the well-known sig- 
nature of " Listener," a most appreciative tribute to his memory. 
From this the following lines are quoted : — 

As the originator of this column in the Transcript, though it bore the 
name of " Causerie" in his day, the late William A. Hovey never for a 
moment intended what was the first expectation of many on seeing the title, 
a series of literary critiques like the celebrated Causeries du Lundi of 
Sainte-Beuve in his Paris paper. To most of us the French word sug- 
gested only Sainte-Beuve and his wise and witty essays. To Hovey, as 
French was second nature to him, " Causerie " meant exactly what it 
means in French, simply chatting talk. And Hovey was one of your 
princes of conversation — delightfully dogmatic, brilliantly epigrammatic, 
extravagantly emphatic, and on all questions of ethics, politics and society 
gloriously democratic. His father, C. F. Hovey (whose name stands even 
less durably in the granite block capitals on the front of the first great 
store in Boston than in the common confidence in the worth of dry goods 
sold under it, making it familiar in our ears as household words for gener- 
ations) could not have been the friend of Theodore Parker and Wendell 
Phillips without leaving some ennobling dower of idealism and humanita- 



rianism to his son — perhaps in lieu of the large bequest he made from his 
fortune to the anti-slaverj cause, so dear to Parker and Phi-llips. A Gen- 
tleman in the full old-world sense, was the son ; yet no man's heart ever 
beat truer for equal rights, or warmed with wrath quicker at sight of any 
social oppression. Naturally, along with this sort of feeling went an in- 
tense detestation for the petty frauds of custom, religious shams, the pre- 
tentions and affectations of society. He disdained *' the game," as he 
called it. 

In the January, 1907, number of the ITew England Magazine^ 
his immediate successor in the editor's chair of the Transcript, Mr. 
Edward H. Clement, in referring to the fact that he was called to 
the paper immediately upon Mr. Hovey's taking its editorial man- 
agement, says of him : — 

He was a prince of good fellows, with an overmastering sense of humor, 
and a fund of good stories accumulated in long sessions in srtoking-rooms 
with congenial spirits on laud and sea, all over the world. His ^' Caus- 
erie," a semi-occasional column of caustic comments, anecdotes, and off- 
hand philosophizings, was the forerunner of the " Listener " in the Tran- 
script and perhaps the one enduring monument of his brief and troublous 
incumbency as editor-in-chief of the Boston Transcript. 

Letters from many men and women of world-wide distinction, 
which the writer has been privileged to see, refer with emphasis to 
the qualities set forth in the two extracts above given. 

To him came the honor of being twice invited to deliver a course 
of lectures on scientific subjects before the Lowell Institute. One 
of the founders of both the Papyrus and the St. Botolph clubs, Mr. 
Hovey became influential and widely esteemed within both member- 

The last twenty years of his life were passed in connection with 
the American Bell Telephone Company, serving its interests in the 
many ways which his wide acquaintance, his encyclopedic informa- 
tion, and his general abilities made possible. 

Mr. Hovey received the honorary degree of M.A. from Williams 
College in 1880. He was elected a resident member of this Society 
in 1904. 

Mrs. Hovey died in 1896. Three children survived their parents, 
their names being Jane de Peyster, married to Edwin S. Webster 
of Boston; Mabel, married to Henry W. Harris of New York; 
and Chandler, married to Dorothy Allen of Boston. 

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John French Johnson became a resident member of this So- 
ciety in 1896, and died in Amesbury, Massachusetts, February 23, 
1906. He was born September 22, 1845, the son of Deacon 
Eleazer A. and Mary Ann (French) Johnson of Newburyport, and 
afterwards of that part of Salisbury which became Amesbury. 


His paternal line of ancestry was Eleazer A.', Daniel Coffin,* 
Isaac,* Eleazer/ Captain Eleazer,^ Isaac/ and William.^ Cap- 
tain Eleazer Johnson, of Charlestown, married Susanna, dauo-hter 
of Captain Edward^ Johnson, son of Edward" and grandson of 
Captain Edward' Johnson, of Woburn. Mr. Johnson's ancestry- 
connected him with the Avery, Coffin, Austin, Stone, Story, Hol- 
brook, and Baker families. 

He was educated in the public schools of Amesbury and in Davis 
Academy of that towm, and for ten years he was employed in pub- 
lishing interests in New York City, with Scribner, Welford and 
Company, publishers of books and periodicals. 

Mr. Johnson was much interested in Masonry, and for a time was 
a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. 

In 1877 he settled in Amesbury, in the stationery and booksel- 
ling business.* A few years ago he retired from it, and engaged in 
less confining work. He was much interested in the history of the 
lower Merrimac Valley. 

He married, August 19, 1876, Frances A., daughter of Francis 
and Sarah (Guest) Kenniston. There were no children. 

By Eev. Anson Titus. 

Asa Porter Morse, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, a life mem- 
ber, elected in 1879, was born in Haverhill, New Hampshire, 
September 1, 1818, and died in Cambridge, March 18, 1906. 

The ancestry of Mr. Morse is traced to Anthony* Morse of New- 
bury, Massachusetts, thus : Anthony' ; Benjamin" and Ruth (Saw- 
yer) ; William'' and Sarah (Merrill) ; Benjamin'' and Margaret 
(Bartlett) ; DanieP and Merriam (Hoyt) ; DanieP and Sarah 
(Morse); Asa Porter'. 

He was the son of Daniel and Sarah (Morse) Morse, and received 
a common school and academical education. In 1840 he came to 
Boston to seek his fortune. Entering the establishment of Hay- 
ward and Morse (his brother), as book-keeper and shipping-clerk, 
he was soon entrusted with the entire charge of buying and ship- 
ping assorted cargoes to St. Pierre, Miquelon. He remained with 
the firm until 1850, and tlien started in business for himself, fur- 
nishing West India planters with their supplies, including machinery, 
provisions, and especially hogshead "shooks." This part of the 
business made it necessary for him to manufacture staves, shooks, 
etc., and that was one of the principal branches of his business for 
many years. 

He went to Cambrid2:e in 1847, where he was a member of the 
Board of Aldermen in 1866, and of the School Committee in 1867, 
'68, '69, '76, '77, '78, in the latter year elected for three years. 
He was a member of the House of Representatives in 1869 and 


1873. He was for seventeen years a director and for six years 
president of the Cambridgeport National Bank, a trustee of the 
Cambridgeport Savings Bank, a director of the Cambridge Fire 
Insurance Company, and a trustee of the hospital fund of Cam- 
bridge. He was a member of the Senate in 1879, and re-elected 
in 1880. 

He married, July 13, 1845, Dorcas Louisa Short, daughter of 
Thomas Wise and Elizabeth (Wells) Short of Cambridge. Two 
children survived him : Mary Louisa, who married Charles W. 
Jones, and Velma Maria Morse. 

Mr. Morse was a liberal patron of works of art and historic 
literature, and left a large estate. 

Ebexezer Alexander died at his home in Roxbury, Marcli 31, 
190G. He was born in Boston, February 17, 1832, and was edu- 
cated in the public schools of Boston, leaving the A^ams School, 
on Mason Street, in 1844, and the English High Scliool, on Bed- 
ford Street, in 1847, receivimj the Franklin medal at each scliool. 
His father was Ebenezer Alexander, a native of Montague, Massa- 
chusetts, and his mother was Xancy Urann Wilson, of Marblehead. 
His paternal line from the immigrant ancestor, George Alexander, 
is as follows : Ebenezer,^ Ebenezer,* Asa,* Captain Ebenezer,' 
John,^ and George.* He was connected also with the Wilson, 
Urann, Scott, Bond, Rockwood, Buck, and Gaylord families. 

Mr. Alexander had a deep regard for Boston, and cherished its 
history with an abiding fondness. He was, for many years, treas- 
urer of the Franklin Savings Bank ; was a member of the Common 
Council of Roxbury in 1866 and 1867, just previous to the unitino- 
of Roxbury and Boston ; and was a member of the Society of Colo- 
nial Wars, Sons of the American Revolution, Old School Boys 
Association, and the Bostonian Society. He became a member of 
this Society in 1896. 

Mr. Alexander devoted much interest to the Young Men's Chris- 
tian Union of Boston, and gave unsparingly of his means and 
services for the advancement of moral and religious work. 

In religious faith he was a devoted Universalist, and served in 
the office of Deacon for many years. In 1857 he married Harriet 
Sherman, daughter of Benjamin Burchstead, and four children 
were born to them, one of whom died in infancy, one in young 
womanhood, and two sons, Winthrop and Hollis Williams, sur- 
vive. He was a noble man, and leaves a precious memory. 
By Kev. Anson Titus. 

Walter Everett Sy3I0nds, of Lynn, Massachusetts, was born 
in Boston, August 13, 1844, and died in Lynn, April 4, 1906. 
He was the son of Stillman Lothrop and Olive Gould (Lovell) 


Syraonds, and was descended from John' Symonds, who came to 
America in 1635, through James/ John,' James," James, ^ Cap- 
tain Jacob Putnam,® and Stillman Lothrop^ Symonds, his father. 

Mr. Symonds was a resident member of this Societv, admitted 
in 1904. 

When he was twelve years old, his family removed to Lynn, 
where he entered the Ward 4 Grammar School, then under the 
charge of Master Morrison, and between the two there began a 
friendship which lasted during the life of the elder. He then entered 
the English High School, where he was graduated. He was stu- 
dious and quick to learn. 

At the termination of school life, he entered the employ of Henry 
Carleton, dry-goods merchant. Market Street, and remained but a 
short time, when he went to the shoemaking firm of Benjamin F. 
Doak and Company, Washington Street. From the position of 
bookkeeper he was, in a short time, advanced to a share in the 
firm, and when the firm was succeeded by John S. Bartlett and 
Company, he continued a member. The firm was among the 
sufferers in the great fire of Xovember, 1889, and in 1899 it went 
out of active business. 

Mr. Symonds was averse to holding public position. He was, 
however, elected to the Board of Aldermen, and served through 
1892. The year's experience was suflBcient, and he declined a 
renomination. He neglected nothing of the duties of a citizen, 
attended the caucuses, and voted at every election. 

He served as a precinct officer, and held the positions of clerk 
and inspector. He was also a commissioner of the municipal and 
Doak sinking funds, civil service examiner for Lynn, and trustee of 
the Public Library for six years, 1882-1888. 

His interest and acquaintance with financial matters made him a 
valuable member of the Boards with which he was connected. His 
judgment in these matters, as well as in the selection of books for 
the Public Library, was of a superior order, and his conclusions 
had great weight with his associates. 

On June 9, 1900, he was elected Treasurer and Clerk of the 
Lynn Institution for Savings, and he was also connected with the 
management of other Lynn financial institutions, Vice-President of 
the Lynn Five Cents Savings Bank, a Director of the Security 
Safe Deposit and Trust Company, and the Essex Trust Company. 

He was deeply interested in the Lynn Hospital, serving many 
years on the Board of Trustees ; and was a Trustee of the Lynn 
Home for Aged Women, and active in his interest in the opening 
of a home for the aged men of the city. He was not a society or 
lodge man, and took membership in but one secret society, Pontiac 
Lodge of Good Templars. 

He was a member of the Oxford, Chapin, and Park Clubs, at 
one time servLng: as Vice-President of the Oxford Club. 

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Throughout his exceedingly useful life he loved music. He was 
one of that great band of men and women untrained in the art, and 
without ability to perform on any instrument, who loved melody 
for itself, and enjoyed every occasion to listen to the best the art 

Interest in the city's past and present led him to membership in 
the Lynn Historical Society, in which he declined to take official 

His ripe knowledge and wide acquaintance with the changes of 
the financial and business world caused many business men to seek 
his advice, and many men and women of humble station sought his 
counsel as to investins: their savino-s. He was ever at the call of 
any one who sought him, and to his wise and honest counsels many 
men and women in Lynn owe the fact that they are in comfort 

In his relisrious views he was a Universalist. He served on sev- 
eral committees of the First Universalist Church, and was a member 
of the Building Committee of the present beautiful and commodious 
edifice on Xahant Street. 

On November 9, 1870, Mr. Symonds was married to Annie 
Maria Warren, of this city. His married life, which was ideal, 
was broken July 19, 1901, when Mrs. Symonds died. About two 
years later, on July 12, 1903, he married Mary A. Warren, sister 
of his first wife, who, with Mrs. Charles E. Collins and Walter L. 
Symonds, children of his first marriage, are the immediate surviv- 

The above notice, in the Lynn Item, was received through the courtesy of Johx L. 
Parker, Esq. 

George Albert Wentworth, A.M., of Exeter, New Hampshire, 
a member since 1900, was born in Wakefield, New Hampshire, eluly 
31, 1835, and died in Dover, New Hampshire, May 24, 1906. 
His death occurred suddenly in the Boston and Maine Railroad sta- 
tion at Dover. He was returning from York Harbor, and while 
awaiting his train succumbed to valvular disease of the heart. 

He was the youngest child of Edmund* and Eliza (Lang) Went- 
worth, and a descendant of Elder William' Wentworth, a signer 
of the Exeter (N. H.) Combination in 1639, through Ephraim' 
and Mary (Miller), Ephraim^ and Martha (Grant), Spencer* and 
Sarah (Stiles), and Edmund*. 

He acquired his early education in the district school and old-time 
academy of his native town, and entered Phillips Exeter Academy 
in 1852. His expenses were largely defrayed by his own earnings. 
He remained at the Academy for the advanced year, and entered 
the sophomore class at Harvard, where he was graduated with 
high rank in 1858. During the course, he taught several terms at 



Kingston, Massachusetts, and in the spring of 1858, while still an 
undergraduate, returned to the Academy as instructor in ancient 
languages. A year later he was elected professor of mathematics. 
This part he filled with consummate ability until his resignation in 
1892, after a service of thirty-four years. In 1899, he was ao-ain 
called to the Academy's service as a trustee, and until his death 
remained a highly valued member of the board. As pupil, teacher, 
and trustee, Jie had thus been identified with the Academy for forty- 
five years, and he was acting principal in 1883-84, and 1889-90. 
He had been also a large benefactor of the school. In 1897 he 
gave $4,000 towards a permanent mathematical fund ; in 1903 
nearly $17,000, half the cost of Hoyt Hall; and bequeathed 
$10,000 more towards the mathematical fund. 

He was an author of matliematical text-books of high reputation 
and wide circulation. The series numbered about forty separate 
titles. His works yielded him and his publishers large profits. 

He was a zealous member of the First Parish and a public-spirited 
citizen ; served for a long period on the town's committee of ap- 
propriations ; and was a director and president of the Exeter 
Banking Company. He possessed great strength of body and mind, 
and, in abounding measure, qualities that compelled admiration and 

On August 3, 1864, he was married to Emily J. Hatch of Cov- 
ington, Kentucky, a member of an old and influential Exeter fam- 
ily. Her death occurred May 1, 1895. Their surviving children 
were two sons, George and Edmund H. Wentworth, and a daugh- 
ter, Ellen L. Wentworth. 

For autliorities, see The Exeter News-Letter, June 1. 1906; and the Bulletin of the 
Phillips Exeter Academy, September, 1906, communicated through the courtesy of 
Perley Gardneh, Esq. 

James Edmund Scpjpps, of Detroit, Michigan, a resident mem- 
ber, elected in 1904, was born in London, England, March 19, 
1835, and died June 1, 1906. He was the son of James Mogg 
and Ellen Mary (Saunders) Scripps, and was educated for two 
years, between the ages of seven and nine, at a boarding school in 
England. In 1844 he came to America, where he attended a coun- 
try school in Illinois, during the winter, until he was fifteen years 
old, and then enj^ajred in Western farm life until 1857. 

From 1857, he was a journalist engaged on the Chicago Tri- 
bune) next on the Detroit Advertiser^ in 1859, and as manager 
of tlie Detroit Advertiser and Tribune^ from 1862 to 1873 ; and 
founded the Evening JSFeivs, in 1878, the Cleveland Press, and 
other papers. He aided in founding the Detroit Museum of Arts, 
presenting it with a collection of the old masters ; and built a church 
for tiie Reformed Episcopal denomination, in the English Gothic 

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He was a member of the Park and Boulevard Commission for 
five years ; a member of the Public Library Commission and 2>luni- 
cipal Art Commission ; and was elected a State Senator in 1902, 
declining a second term. 

He published a "History of the Scripps Family," 1881 ; "Memo- 
rials of the "Scripps Family," 1891; "Genealogy of the Scripps 
Family," 1903 ; and numerous pamphlets. 

On September 16, 1862, he married Harriet Josephine, daughter 
of Hiram King and Mary A. (Warren) Messinger of AYrentham, 
Massachusetts. There were six children : Ellen AVarren, Anna 
Virginia, James Francis, Harriet Mary, Grace Messinger, and 
William Edmund. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Franklin Edmands, of Boston, 
a life member of this Society, since 1890, was born on Court Street, 
in Boston, December 5, 1840, and died in Boston, August 30, 1906, 
at 19 Brimmer Street. 

During a great part of his life he was connected with the State 
militia, and he won distinction in the Civil War. He was, for 
thirty-three years, commander of the First Corps of Cadets, and 
his funeral, wdth impressive military honors, was held at Trinity 
Church. He held membership in many military, civic, social, and 
other organizations, and was prominently known. 

During the Civil War he was connected with the Twenty-fourth 
Massachusetts Regiment of Inflmtry, successively as a second lieu- 
tenant, a first lieutenant, an adjutant, a captain, a major, and a lieu- 
tenant-colonel, between the years 1861-1866, and was mustered 
out as a major, in the latter year, after a service of four years and 
four months. He was also bre vetted lieutenant-colonel and colonel 
of United States Volunteers, for "gallant and meritorious conduct 
throughout the war." 

In 1861 he began his war service as a member of Company B, 
Fourth Battalion (New England Guards). He was adjutant of the 
First Corps of Cadets, 1868 ; major of that corps in 1873, and 
ialso lieutenant-colonel in that year ; was discharged and re-elected 
in 1876 ; and his commission was vacated in 1882, and he was re- 
elected in 1882. 

Owing to ill health. Colonel Edmands tendered his resignation 
as the commander of the Cadet Corps during the month previous . 
to his death. This was accepted with regrets, and another was 
elected to fill his position. He, however, remained one of the 
veterans of the Corps. 

Colonel Edmands was a descendant, in the eighth generation, of 
Walter^ Edmands who, with his wife Dorothy, came from England 
and settled in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1639, removing in 1652 
to Charlestown, Massachusetts. His line of descent was through 


,John'' and Hannah (Dadj), Jolm^ and Sarah (Blany), David* 
and Hannah (Hatch), Thomas^ and Elizabeth (Wiley), Thomas", 
and Roxa (Sprague), and Maj.-Gen. Benjamin Franklin' and 
Catherine (Raynor), the latter being his parents. 

On Nov. 6, 1878, he was married to Kate Barnes Horton, 
daughter of Henry K. Horton of Boston. They had two children, 
Thomas, who died the day following his birth, and Horton, who, 
with the widow, survived. 

James Albert Garland, A.B., of New York City, a resident 
member from 1896, was born in New York, November 25, 1870, 
and died at Hanover, Massachusetts, September 13, 1906. 

He was the son of James A. and Anna Louise (Fuller) Gar- 
land, and was graduated at Harvard College in 1893. Later, he 
was editor of the JSFeiv England Magazine, and a well-known 

He was a member of the New England Society of New York, 
a patron of the Metropolitan JMuseum of Art, and a trustee of the 
James A. Garland estate ; and was a member of many clubs, among 
them the Union, New York Yacht, Harvard, Players, Strollers, and 
Lawyers, all of New York, and the Country and New Riding of 
Boston. He was author of "The Private Stable — Its Establish- 
ment, Management and Appointments." 

On September 20, 1893, he was married to Marie Louise, daugh- 
ter of Frederic and Louisa (Simes) Tudor, who survived him, with 
three sons and two daughters. 

Mr. Garland left a large estate in trust to his family, which, after 
the death of the last survivor of wife and children, is bequeathed 
to Harvard University, to be made a perpetual trust fund, the 
income to be used for the aid of deserving students. 

Charles Merriam, of Boston, a life member, elected in 1870, 
was born in Weston, Massachusetts, October 6, 1832, and died in 
Boston, November 5, 1906, at his residence, 175 Commonwealth 
Avenue. . . .^ 

Mr. Merriam was, for many years, well-known in Boston finan- 
cial circles. His business offices were at 50 State Street. Among 
his other important interests of a business character, he was, for a 
lonor time, one of the trustees of the estate of the late Nathaniel 
Thayer of Lancaster, Massachusetts, founder of the present bank- 
ing house of Kidder, Peabody, and Company. 

He was treasurer of the so-styled Thayer-Merriam system of rail- 
roads, and of several corporations, was a director in the Hamilton 
Woolen Company, of which he was also president, a director of 
the Eastern Kentucky Railway Company, and for years president of 



the Kansas City Stock Yards Company of Missouri, and of other 
corporations. He was also a member of the corporation of the 
Massachusetts Institute of Techology. 

He was the son of the late Charles and Caroline (Ware) Mei*- 
riara, and he was descended in the Merriam line from William/ 
through tloseph/ John/ Joseph/ Josiah/ Joseph/ and Charles/ 
his father. 

He was married in Framingham, Massachusetts, May 24, 1856, 
to Helen, daughter of Henry Jaques, and his children were Helen 
Bradford and Waldo. 

Mr. Merriam for a long period made his home in the summer 
months at Nahant, where his residence was on Summer Street. His 
wife died about two years ago at that resort. There were no sur- 
viving children, but he was survived by two brothers, Frank Mer~ 
riam and Herbert ^Merriam, and by one sister, Mrs. Caroline Louisa 
Jaques of Milton. 

Mr. Merriam left an estate valued at over two million dollars. 
His nephews and nieces, by the terms of the will, were to receive 
the bulk of it. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was 
remembered with twenty-five thousand dollars. Other public and 
charitable institutions remembered were the American Unitarian 
Association, the Massachusetts General Hospital, the Massachu- 
setts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, the Arlington Street 
Church of Boston, the Children's Hospital, the Benevolent Fraternity 
of Churches of Boston, and many others. He also remembered in 
a generous manner his employees, to whom he gave sums varying 
from ten thousand dollars to two hundred and fifty dollars. There 
were also many private bequests. 

Harry Frederick Nichols, of Waltham, Massachusetts, a 
resident member from 1899, was born in Boston, August 28, 18(39, 
and died in Waltham, November 10, 1906. His parents were 
Henry Clay and Emma Gertrude (Livermore) Nichols, and he was 
descended from Richard' Nichols, who settled in Ipswich in 1638, 
through the line of John,*^ Richard/ John,* David,* Asa,' William,' 
and Henry Clay^ Nichols. 

Harry Frederick Nichols was educated in the Boston and Bel- 
mont Public Schools, and under private tutors, until, in 18/^6, he 
entered the diamond business under Henry D. Morse. He remained 
with Mr. Morse until, by Mr. Morse's death, the firm name was 
changed to Morse and Foss, and later to Charles W. Foss, and 
with this firm he continued through all these changes. 

Mr. Nichols was president and treasurer of two clubs in Wal- 


,??>-. '* 




A W Etson i Co,3caton 






JULY, 1907. 


By Joseph Tracy Ecstis. 

AViLLiAM Tracy Eustis was born at 79 Prince Street, Boston, 
September 29, 1822, and died at Brookline, Mass., October 11, 
1906. He was the son of Joseph Eustis and Eleanor St. Burbe 


In 1828, his father being abroad on business, his mother moved 
to Portland, Maine, where they lived until 1831, returning to 
Boston in that year. In 1835 he went back to Portland to live 
with his uncle Charles Mussey, at that time (i prosperous merchant, 
but who failed in the panic of 1837. Leaving Portland in the ship 
JEli Whitney, in November, 1837, he went to Savannah, Georgia, 
where he entered the employ of Greenwood and Upham, staying 
with them but a few months, when he returned to Portland and re- 
entered school, finishing his education in 1810. 

His first real employment was in Boston with Henry B. Town- 
send, in the wholesale millinery business, where he stayed for a year 
and a half; but the business not being to his liking, he found a 
position with Cartwright and Thayer, oil and lead commission mer- 
chants, on India Street, who failed in 1842 ; and in April, 1843, 
he entered the employ of G. and N. Sturtevant and Co., which firm 
was shortly afterwards changed to Atkins and Sturtevant, where he 
stayed until 1849, when that firm was succeeded by E. H. Barker 
and Co., and he was with them until 1856. 

In 1857 he entered the employ of Gardner, Wolcott and Co., 
and on the dissolution of the firm, became a partner of his brother- 
in-law, John Wesley Wolcott, and was with him until after the 
Civil War, during which he enlisted in the army, and served tlu-ee 
months at Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, in 1862, as a member of 
the Independent Corps of Cadets, doin^;;? guard duty over some 
famous prisoners, among whom were Messrs. Mason and Slidell, 
of Trent fame, and General Simon Bolivar Buckner, who had sur- 
rendered to General Grant at Fort Donelson. 

VOL. LXI. 15 

220 William Tracy Emtis. [July, 

lu 18G8 he went with Sprague, Soule and Co., as a cotton buyer, 
and was with them until 1874 ; and in 1878 he rejoined his brother- 
in-law, and was with him until the hitter's death, in 1885. 

lietiring from business in 18ii6, he devoted himself, until his 
death, to genealogical research, particularly of his own and wife's 
families. Of the latter, the Dutton family, starting with only the 
fact that Henry Worthington Dutton, his wife's father, had received 
a lejiacv of about five dollars from his i>Teat uncle, Warren Dutton. 
he succeeded in tracing some three thousand of the Dutton name. 
He also added considerable further information to the Eustis record, 
which had been compiled in lb 78 by Professor Henry Lawrence 
Eustis of Harvard University, and traced back to IGoO a complete 
line of his ancestrv to A\'il]iam' Eustis. The line was throu<'-h 
A\jiliam," Joseph,^ Joseph,' AViiliaiu Leers, ^ Joseph,^ to William 
1 racy. * 

His mother, Eleanor St. Barbe Tracv, was the or>n\nddaui>-hter 
of ^^'vatt St. Barbe, and a frreat-o^randdauo-hter of Colonel Moses 
Titcomb, famous in Colonial times as the Major of Titcomb's bat- 
tery, which did such effective service at the siege of Louisbourg, and 
was the principal means by which the citadel surrendered to the 
Eiyglish. On ]\Iajor Titcomb's return from the siege, he was com- 
missioned Colonel, and in 1755 was killed by the Indians at the 
battle of Lake George, New York. He was a skilled Indian 
fighter, and the records show that he had the thorough confidence 
of the men under him. His loss was a great blow, not only to his 
troops, but also to the citizens of Newburyport, and a sermon was 
preached at his funeral on the text ^^ Moses thy servant is dead." 
Colonel Titcomb was the grandson of William Titcomb, who emi- 
grated to America in 1634. 

The great-grandfather of William Tracy Eustis, Wyatt St. Barbe, 
married Lydia, daughter of John and Lydia (Goodwill) Clough, 
and one can see to-day in the old Copp's Hill burying-ground the 
tomb of Thomas Goodwill, her father, who was born in 1687, and 
died in 1749. Of the ancestry of Wyatt St. Barbe, who was born 
in 1738, died in 1811, and was buried in St. Paul'a Churchyard, 
Newburyport, it has been traced in a direct line to one Robert de 
Sainte Barbe in Normandy in the dim and distant past. Wyatt 
was a sea captain, and during the Revolution commanded the brig 
Betty, and the writer has in his possession a permit issued by the 
State of Massachusetts Bay, Port of Salem, April 11, 1777, as 
follows: "Permit the Brig Betty, Wyatt St. Barbe Master Navi- 
gator, with seven men to pass the Forts and Guards under your 
command. To the Commanding Officer or Officers of the several 
Fortresses and Guards in the Harbour of Salem. (Signed) War- 
wick Palfray." 

* See Registek, vol. x.xxii, page 225. 

1907.] William Tracy Eustls. " ■ 221 

In 1784, after the close of the Revolutionary War, Wyatt St. 
Barbe, as master of the ship Ceres^ belonging to Nathaniel Tracj 
(a cousin of Nicholas, Jr., the grandfather of William Tracy 
Eustis), one of the wealthy men of Newburyport, carried Thomas 
Jefferson to France, to which country he had hitcly been appointed 
as Minister Plenipotentiary; and an interesting account of the 
voyage is found in Jefferson's Autobiograpliy. In March, 1796, 
in a letter written to the Xewburyport Marino Society, Captain 
Wyatt St. Barbe tells a most interesting story, how, after succoring 
a British troop-ship with three hundred men aboard, his vessel was 
seized and taken to Lisbon, where, after much hardship and trouble, 
he proved his vessel and cargo to be American, and they were 

Mr. Eustis had travelled extensively in the United States, and 
had made one short trip to Europe, and the diaries of his experi- 
ences are most interesting. One trip, made in June, 1847, the 
record of which has been preserved, and gives a detailed account 
of the primitive means of conveyance in those days, was to New 
York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, thence by rail and stage to Wheelino-, 
West Virginia, thence by steamer down the Ohio, stop[)ing at Cin- 
cinnati, Louisville and St. Louis, thence up the Illinois River by 
steamer to Peru, Illinois, where stage was taken for Chicago ; from 
there by steamer through the lakes to Cleveland and Buffalo, and 
home by rail. 

In 1889 he made a trip with his wife to California and Alaska, 
and on their return they were caught in the Johnstown flood, but 
fortunately their train had crossed the Conemaugh River before the 
bridge was carried away, and he witnessed its destruction from the 
high land on which the train remained. In this disaster, over five 
thousand lives were lost, and several towns were swept away. 

His most memorable trip was that made in the winter and spring 
of 1906,. when, with some of his children, he visited California, and 
reached San Francisco on April 16th, being at the St. Francis 
Hotel at the time of the earthquake. His escape, and the experi- 
ences of the party during the week following the earthquake, were 
moat thrilling. In August, 1906, a six hundred mile automobile 
trip through the White and Green Mountains was thoroughly en- 
joyed by him. 

Mr. Eustis was never so happy as when travelling ; enjoying new 
sights with the zest of a young man, and with a wonderful knowl- 
edge of nature. He was always interested in new inventions, a 
most genial companion, and kept constantly abreast of the times in 
which he lived. 

In 1886 he was elected to membership in the New England His- 
toric Genealogical Society, and was always a zealous worker in its 
fellowship, serving on important committees, and as a member of 
its Council, 1893-1898, 1903-1905. 

222 Frost Family Becords. [July, 


Communicated by Robert Warner Frost, LL.B. 

The following records appear iu the Bible of Maj. Charles Frost 
of KIttery, Me., now in the possession of his descendant, Mr. 
William Seavey Frost. The title page is missing, but at the be- 
ginning of the New Testament a second title page states that this 
old Geneva Bible, which is one of the "Breeches" version, was 
" Iniprinted at London by the Deputies of Chriftopher Barker, 
Printer to the Queenes moft Excellent Maieftle. 1599." 

On the inside of tlic cover are the names of the successive ovrncrs 
of the Bible*: 

Carohis Gelu Ejus Liber Anno Cliristi 1693 
Mary Frost her bible 1700 

Wiiliam Frost'^ Bible 1756 Given to him by his mother m". Mary 

The Gift of W°^ Frost to his Eldest Son Beuj^^ Frost 1771 

Following the Book of Job is a title page for the second division 
of the Old Testament. "This Second Part of the Bible, conteineth 

these bookes. Pfalraes Malachi." On this title page and 

the blank leaves each side of it are the following entries : 

John Frost y® Son of Charles Frost [^orn] Kittery born march the 1" : 
1681/2 — his mother being mary [ior/«] aught'" : of m'" Jos : Bowles Gen*^ — 

mary Pepperrell y® Daughter of W'" Pepperrell Esq'': of Kitter born 
Sep^ 4: 1685. her mother [the Daughter, crossed out] margery Daughter 
of m'^ : Jn^. Bray, Gen*. 

John Frost (Father to W™: Frost) Deceas^, feb'^y 1732/3 and was 
Buried att New Castle in Our burying Place 

Mary Prefscott hir Name by hir third husband (& mother to W™ Frost) 
Departed this Life April 18^*^ 1766, aged 80 years 7 months & 3 Days and 
was Buried in hir Owne Tomb att Danvers 

John Frost and mary Pepperrell both of Kittery married by Jos : Ha- 
mondEsq"": Sep*: 4*^: 1702 .,,.,,_ ,^ 

1 margery Frost born monday feb"" : 1^*: 1703/4 

2 W" Frost born Tuefday aug^*: 20*^: 1705 at two a Clock in y« 

3 John Frost born Thirdfday may 12*^*: 1709 at 9 a Clock i^ y« 

4 Charles Frost born Sunday aug": 27^^: 1710 at 9 a Clock at night 

5 mary Frost born aug^*: 19: 1711 at 2 a Clock in y® morning being 

6 Sarah Frost born Wendfday y« 1". July 1713 at 5 a Clock in the 

•This Bible is mentioned in Usher Parsons's brief "Genealogy of the Frost Family," 
page 4. 
For other records of the family, see Register, vol. iii, page 249, and vol. v, page loo. 

1907.] Frost Family Records. 223 

7 mary Frost born Saterclay f 26 feb'": 1714/5 at [6i in y® Euening, 
crossed out] 9 a Clock in y® morning 

8 AncF: Pepperrell Frost born Tliirdfday api", 12 1716 at 6^ a Clock 
in y® Euening 

9 Jos : Frost born Sunday Sep*. 29 : 1717, 40 minutes after one in y« 
afternoon Deceas^ Sepf, 14*^^: 1768 

10 abigail Frost born Tuefday may 26. 1719 at 20 minnits after 11 
a Clock at night 

11 George Frost born Tuefday api^^ : 26: 1720 50 minuits after 3 
a Clock after noon 

12 Sam^^ : Frost born Saterday aug^* : 19 : 1721 h. an hour after Eleven 
in y® day 

13 miriam Frost born monday octob"" 8: 1722 20 minnits after 4 
a Clock in y*^ after noon 

14 Benj^ : Frost a twin born Saterday may 15*^^: 1725 30 minnits 
after 11a Clock in y^ morning 

15 Jane Frost a twin born Saterday may 15^*^: 1725 57 minnits after 
11 a Clock in y^ morning 

[jtorn'] Mary Frost born Saterday July 2*^: 1726 \_torn~\ minnits after 
ten a Clock in y^ Evening 

[^onz]othy Frost born Wendfday aug* : 2^ 1727 12 minnits after 1 
aClock afternoon 

Mary frost Daughf : of m"" Joseph Bolles 2** Son to S*" Jn° Bjulles of 
Scrampton K* : &; Baron Knight 

John Frost* bible given to him by his mother m". mary Frost abouf^. 
July 1697 

Mary Frost Grand mother to TV™. Frost afs above Mentioned (and 
Wife to my Grandfather Maj"" Charles Frost Esq^ who was the Fifth Son 
of the English borne in New Engl^, — ) Dcceas'^, the ll*^*^: Day of Nov'" 
1704 in the Sixty Second year of her Age 

William Frosts bible given to him by his mother M'^^. Mary Prefscott 

Mem*', on the 24"^ of Nov"", New Stile 1750 W™ : Frost was married att 
Salem By the Rev**, m"". Benj^ Prefscott to his Daught'", Elisabeth Prefscott 

Elisabeth Prefscott my Wife was borne Sepf 15*^^ 1721 and Departed 
this Life the 22^^, of march New Stil^ 1759 & was buried att New Castle 

Mary Frost Daught"^ to W™ & Elisabeth Frost borne att New Castle on 
monday morning One Clock the the 16^: of August New Stile 1751 

Benj*. Frost his Eldest Son Borne att N. Castle Sabbath Day morning 
9 Clock the 2P^ of Jan^y 1753 

W™. Frost Second Son Borne att New Castle on Fryday morning one 
Clock the \b^^ Nov"", 1754 

his third Son Borne 29 Octob"" 1787 & Dyed Directly and was Buried 
att New Castle 

John Frost the fourth Son Borne att New-Castle Satterday Night the 
21*' of Octob"^ 1758 (being Exact five Months old when his mother De- 
parted this Life in March following) 

Mem° on the IS*'' Feb^'. 1784 Benj* Frost was married att New-Castle 
By tJte Rev*^. D^ Haven of Portsmouth to Mercy Gibbs Prefcott only 
Daughf. of Henry Prefcott Esq"", of New Castle 

Mercy G. Prescott my Wife Born Feb^'y.- 26'^: 1762 


224 Frost Family Records. [July, 

Henry Frost son to Benj* : & Mercv G. Frost was born at Salem Thurs- 
day mornS ab*. nine o Clock Dec*-. ZO"^ 1784 

Mary Newmarch Frost Daughf to Benj* & INIercy G. Frost was born 
at New Castle Wends'^ : in the after noon about Five 0, Clock Febuay 14- 

Benjamin Prefcott Frost 2^ Son of Benj": and Mercy G Frost was 
Born at New Castle Sunday March 25«> : 1792 about 4 OClock P M. 

Eliz'^. Frost 2'' Daugh"". to Benjamin & Mercy Frost was born at New 
Castle Saturday 1 6'^ May 1795 about 5 o'Clock A M Ob' Aug^ 

Mercy Gibbs Frost o^^. Daujjhter of Benj" : & IMercy Frost was born at 
Salem 2"*^. Aug*. 1797 about K) o Clock A M 

Eliz'"^. Prescott Frost 4^'' Daughter of Benj^ & Mercy G. Frost was 
born at New Castle Sej/ 6^^ 1800 about 5 oClock A ]M. 

John N..'wmarch Frost '^/'^. Sou of Benjamin & M G. Frosi: was Born 
at New Castle Oc'. 19^''. 1802 

Mercy Gibbs Prefcott Frost Daught^ to Benj" Frost & M G Frost was 
Born at Newcastle January 3 P*^ 1805 

Henry Frost Son of Ben" & Mercy G P Frost Married Abigil Salter 
Widow of Cap^ Pichard Salter of Portsmouth by whom he had 4 Children 

1 margery Frost Dyed at Bofton Sep* 9"^ : 1704 at 9 a Clock in y 
Euening being Tuefday and was buried at y^ South buring place being 9 
m« : & i)'^^ old 

2 mary Frost dyed Saterday June 12*^: 1714 at 42 minnits paft 2 
a Clock in y® morning and buried at N : Caf tie being 2 years 9 months & 
23 days old 

3 mary Frost y® Second Dyed fryday march y® Ib^^i 1716/7 at 3 
a Clock in y® afternoon and is buried at New Caftle being 2 years & 17 
days old 

4 Sam^i . YvoQt Dyed Tuefday aug" : 7'^ : 1722 21 minuts after 6 a Clock 
in y^ Euening being Eleuen months and 19 days old, and is buried at New 

5 Beuj*: Frost Dyed Tuefday auguft 16*^ 1726. minuts after a Clock 
in y® after noon being 14 Months and one day old & is buried at New 

6 Mary Frost y« 3^. Dyed Saterday °™ paft 5 a Clock In the after 
noon being y® 20'''' of aprill 1728 &^as one year 9 months & 22 days old 
and is Buried at New Caftle 

Jn° : Frost y® fa'" : of y® Above) Dyed Sunday Abo*. 4 of y®. Clock in y®. 
Morning being y« 25*** Feb'"y 1732/3 being 50 years 11 Months. & 24 
Days old & is buried at New Castle. 

John Newmarch Frost 3^ son of Benjamin and Mercy Gibbs Frost was 
married to Emmeline eldest Daughter of Capt. W™ Seavey of Rye N. H. 

W°» Seavey Frost born at New-Castle June 25*^ 1830 

Susan Grafton Prescott Frost born at New-Castle Dec. 16^^^ 1832 

John Newmarch Frost bo[r]n at New-Castle May 25*^ 1834 

Benjamin Prescott Frost born at New-Castle Died at Gonaives W. I. 

Therese Walbach Frost born at Portsmouth 

Caroline Seavev Frost born at Portsmouth Died at Portsmouth ^ . . 

John Newmarch Frost died at Portsmouth Apl 1874 aged 72 years 

Emmeline Frost Died at Portsmouth July 1853 

1907.] Descenchnits of John Bedlngton. 225 




Compiled by J. Graxtille Leach and commnnicated by Corxelia M. Redingtox 

Carter, of Philadelphia. 

Nothing definite is known of the immediate forbears of John^ Rkdixg- 
TOX and his brother Abraham Redington, who were among the founders of 
Topsfield, Massachusetts. But it is possible that they were of Hertford- 
shire, England, and of the parish of Idunsden there, as the name is to be 
found in this and adjoining parislies from the time of Richard III.* 

The tradition in various branches -of the family is that they were of 
Hemel-Hempstead, in Hertfordshire, some twenty-four miles northward 
from London. Tlie origin of this is in the fact of the baptism in that parish 
of Mary the wife of John Redington of Topsfield, but in the saci-amental 
registers of Hemel-Hempstead the name of Redington does not appear. 

Possessincr ability, education and considerable worldly substance, John 
Redington was in 1G48 made the first Town Clerk of Topsfield. and so con- 
tinued, with possibly some interrnptions. until 1071 ; and it is a subject for 
much reffret that his history of the or::nnization of the town o^overnment. and 
of the first ten years of its official existence, were irretrievably swept away 
by the fire which consumed his house in the autumn of 1G58, or in the en- 
suiniT winter, as the earliest entry now to be found on the town records is 
under date of 25 Mar., 1659. A slight testimony of his efficiency as town 
ofiicer is gathered from the deposition, before the Essex County Court, 
held at Ipswich, 26 Mar., 1661, of Walter Ropper, aged about fifty-two 
years, in which this deponent -'doth further witness That this sayd grant 
is before [torn~\ was in Cleere terms -recorded into Towne book [^or;?J 
Topsfield wch now they of Topsfield saye was h[iorn'] when John Reding- 
ton's house was burnt, for \_torn~\ sayd bo6ke was kept."t 

He was clerk of the writs, 1658, 1660; selectman, 1661, 1676-77, 
1679-80, 1682, 1684-5 ; and served on the Grand Jury, 1678, 1679, and 
1683. Also, he was chosen to be captain of the militia of his vicinity, his 
selection in this matter being thus recorded : ''The inhabitants & soldiery 
of Topsfield and the villages adjoining thereto according to an order from 
Major Dennison met together the 21 of the 4mo 1666 and chose officers as 
follows : John Redington of Topsfield head officer in commanding or lead- 
ing the company, Joseph Bigsbey sennior, sergeant, Abraham Redington, 
senior of the village Clerk of the band, Edmond Town, John Comins, 
Wm Smith, corporals. Request to Court for Confirmation signed by Dan. 
Hovey and Mr. Avril in the name of the rest. Request allowed. "$ 

According to his will of 7 Nov., 1690, his years then were "seventy or 
thereabouts," and his estate, inventoried at £1008. 1. 8, was to be divided 
between his son Daniel (who was criven the land in Tonsfield alons: the 
Ipswich River whereon the testator lived) ; the children of his daughter 
Mary, deceased, " those she had by her last husband, Robert Cue, as well 
as those by her former husband, John Herrick ; daughter Martha, " now 

* Henry Redyngton appears as one of the Collectors of the Guild of St. John the 
Baptist, St. Michael's Parish, Bishop's Stortford, Herts., 8 Richard III. 
t Essex County Court Papers, vi, 74. 
^ Essex County Court Papers, xi, 131. 

226 Descendants of John Hedington. [July, 


the wife of John Gould living near Reading " ; and daughter Phebe, " wife 
of Samuel Fisk in Weuham." His wife is mentioned, but not by name.* 
He died at Topsfield, 15 Nov., 1G90. 

John Redington married (1) about 1648, Mary, daughter of Zaccheus 
and Phebe Gould of Topsfield, who was baptized at Hemel-Hempstead, 
Hertfordshire, 19 Dec, 1621, and whose paternal ancestry has been traced 
through many generations of English yeomanry ; and married (2) Sarah 

, who survived him. 

Children, born at Topsfield : 

i. John, 2 b. June 20. 164:9; d. in Mar. following. 

ii. M uiY. b. 4 May, IGol : m. ri) 25 May, 1674, John Hevrick of Beverly ; 
m. (2) 13 Mar.. 1682, Richard Cue of Salem. 

iii. PiiKBE (twin), b. 7 Apr., 1655; m. 6 Nov., 1679, Samuel Fisk of 

iv. Martha (twin"), m. ns his second wife, John GonUl. Jr.. b. 5 An^., 
1648. d. 24: Jan., 1712, son of John and Johanna Gould of Charles- 
town Upper Village. After the death of her husband, she moved 
to Stonehani, Mass., where she made her will 17 Aug., 1731. 

2. v. Daniel, b. 17 Mar., 1657; d. 27 or 28 Sept., 1732; m. Elizabeth 

vi. Sarah, b. 12 Mar., 1658-9; d. in July, 1689; m. as his third wife, 
21 Dec, 1687, Capt. Christopher Osgood; no issue. 

2. Dea. Daniel- Redington {JoJui^) was born at Topsfield, 17 Mar., 
1657, and died there, intestate, 27 or 28 Sept., 1732. He inherited 
the paternal estate on the Ipswich River in Topsfield, to which he 
added by grant and purchase until, in 1723, according to the Tops- 
field " Bill of Estates," the valuation of his property was only ex- 
ceeded by that of Ensign Timothy Pickering. Like his father, he 
was a man of affairs, — civil, military and ecclesiastical, — holding 
from early manhood, almost every town office; was constable 1682 : 
selectman 1688, 1690, 1692^ 1697, 1705-6; clerk of the writs, at 
a special meeting, 1690; jury-man 1690, 1701; grand juror 1699, 
1704, 1711, 1713-14, 1717, 1719, 1723; and representative to the 
General Court 1704—5. He w^as sergeant of militia as early as 
1684, and later lieutenant. On 15 Apr., 1716, he was made deacon 
of the Topsfield Church, and so remained until 27 Sept., 1729, when, 
by reason of age, he was succeeded by Jacob Peabody. 

Just before his death, his family and that of Ephraim Wildes, son 

of that Sarah Wildes who had been executed during the witchcraft 

-)i»'-; ■ excitement, signed, 14 June, 1731, "an agreement to end strife and 

• let the boundaries [between their respective properties^ remain as 

their fore-fathers had established. "f 

Jle married at Topsfield, 23 Mar., 1681, Elizabeth Davisson, who 
died there, 8 Oct., 1732. She was, doubtless, a daughter of Daniel 
Davisson, Sen., of Ipswich. 

Children, all born at Topsfield : 

i. Mary,=» b. 12 Mar., 1681-2; d. young. 

ii. John, b. 23 Mar., 1682-3. 

iii. Margaret, b. 27 Oct., 1684; m. 19 July, 1716, Jonathan Lummus of 

Iv. Elizabeth, b. 14 Apr., 1686; d. young. 

3. v. Daniel (twin), b. 27 Sept., 1687; d. 29 June, 1750; ra. (1) Phila- 

delphia Peabody ; m. (2) Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens. 

♦Essex County Probate Files. 

t Essex County Registry of Deeds, Hx, 1. 











1907.] Descendants of John Redington. 227 

Eliza (twin). 

Mary, bapt. 17 Mar., 1688-9; m. 14 Apr., 1715, Nathaniel Perkins. 

Sarah, b. 6 Feb., 1690. 

William, b. 13 Mar., 1691-2; d. 1746; m. Elizabeth . 

Phebe, bapt. 13 Aus:., 1693. 

Jacob, b. 5 Sept., 1695; d. in 1773; m. Elizabeth Hubbard. 
Phineas, b. 19 Oct., 1697; ra. Dorothy Davisson.. 
7. xiii. Abraham, b. 4 Oct., 1699; m. Mary Bayley. 

xiv. Nathaniel, b. 10 May, 1701 ; wounded in the expedition against 
Cape Breton ; petitioned the General Court for an allowance by 
reason of his disabilities, which was allowed by the Committee of 
War, 11 June, 1747.* 
XV. DouCAS, b. 14 Nov., 1702. 
xvi. Martha, b. 4 May, 1704; m. 17 June, 1731, Daniel Clark. 

3. Daxiel^ Redixgtox {Dea. Daniel,' John^) was born in Topsfield, 

27 Sept., 1687, and died there. 29 June, 1750. By deed of gift, 
7 June, 1729, Lis father set over to him part of his "farm or home 
lying with the Township of Topsfield ou both sides of the highway 
that goeth before my door, being part upland and part meadow, and 
the south easterly part of my farm upon which my son Daniel's 
house and barn now stands. "f 

He held various town otRces, was jury-man 1729, 1742; select- 
man 1737-1741, 1745-46; on school committee 1741; constable 
1742; grand-juror 1744, 1748. His will of 29 June, 1750, proved 
9 July, the same year, named wife Elizabeth, son Daniel, and daugh- 
ter Anna. 

He married (1), 27 Feb., 1721, Philadelphia, born at Topsfield, 

28 Sept., 1698, died 23 Oct., 1743, daughter of Isaac Peabody, and 
granddaughter of Lieut. Francis Peabody, who, like the Goulds and 
Redingtons, was a native of Plertfordshire ; and married (2) at 
Andover, 3 July, 1746, Mrs. Elizabeth Stevens of that place, by 
whom he had no issue. 

Children, by first wife, born at Topsfield: 

i. Daxiel," b. 7 Dec, 1722; d. yonnjj. 

ii. Thomas, b. 25 Nov., 1724; d. 25 Oct., 1736. 

iii. Sarah, b. 16 May, 1728; d. 5 Oct., 1736. 

iv. Dorcas, b. 2 Mar., 1730; d. 28 Oct., 1736. 

V. Margaret, bapt. 29 Sept., 1734; d. 25 Oct., 1736. 

vi. Anna, b. 18 Oct., 1737. 

vii. Daniel, b. 24 Mar., 1738-9; m. Esther . 

4. William' Redington {Dea. Daniel,^ John}) was bom at Topsfield, 

13 Mar., 1691-2, and received from his father, 7 June, 1729, a 
portion of his farmstead there, upon which he afterwards resided. He 
was jury-man 1724, 1731, 1742; selectman 1727-28, 1733 ; school- 
master 1729-1731 ; and grand-juror, 1743. He died, intestate, pos- 
sibly from hardships endured in the memorable expedition to Cape 
Breton in 1745, in which he had served as Lieutenant in Captain 
Hill's Company of Artificers, being commissioned by General Sir 
Peter Warren, 11 June, 1745.1 In the account filed by the widow 
in the settlement of his estate, is this item : " wages due to my hus- 
band by the Committee of War." 

•Acts and Resolves of the Province of Massachusetts, viii, 604. 

t Essex County Reo^istrj of Deeds, xiii, 126-7; lx-\vii, 174; xcvii, 123. 

j Register, xxiv, 378. 

228 Descendants of John Redington. [July 


The date of his marriage and the surname of his wife Elizabeth 
have not been ascertained. She survived him, and administered on 
his estate, 7 July, 1746.* 

Children : 

i. William.'* It was probably he who was serijcant in the 3d Com- 
pany, 8th lU'gt., under Col. John Choat, in the expedition against 
Louisburii- in 1749 ; and also probably he whose intention of mar- 
riag-e to Eliz.-ibeth Bnrrill. 17 June, 174-2. was recorded at Boston, 
as was also his marriage to Mary Wriirht. I'J Apr., 1744. Issue : 
Mary, bapt. at New North Church, Boston, as dan. of William and 
]\rary, 3 ?»[ar.. 1744-5, who, as a minor daughter " under fourteen 
years of William lledington hite of Boston," had Elizabeth Rcding- 
ton, widow, of Topsiield, appointed as her guardian, 1 May, 1749. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. 3 Sept., 1723; m. IG Sept.. 174G. John Hood. ' 

iii. jMaiiy, m. 22 Nov., 1744, Samuel Howlett, Jr.; dismissed to the 
cliiuxh at Woodstock, Conn,, 4 Nov., 1749. 
9. iv. John, b. 12 Aug., 172(;; m. Sarah West. 

V. Jonathan, b. 28 Jan., 1730; bapt. 14 Feb., 1731; "died in ve war 

5. Jacob' Redington {Dea. Daniel,'^ Jolni^) was born at Topsiield, 5 
Sept., 1C95, and died at Richmond, Mass., in 1773, before 21 May 
of that year. He was constable 1735 ; and selectman and jurv-man 

Animated by " the Great desire .... to promote good learning 
among the Children and Youth in the Neighborhood," he made 
over to the town of Topsfield, 28 Sept., 1738, a tract of land on the 
"South side of Ipswich River for the purpose of a School House,"t 
which is the first school-house of record in Topsfield. On 1 1 Mar., 
1740, he sold his residence and lands in Topsfield, and removed with 
his family to Connecticut, where he purchased, 3 Aug., 174:1, one 
hundred acres of land with mansion house thereon, in Ellinorton 
Parish, Windsor, being then styled as ''late of Topsfield "; $ and 
on 26 Apr., 1748, he acquired an equal acreage in Tolland, Conn., 
on the " road leading from the Keating House to Beaver Brook,"§ 
and disposed of the same to his sons, all of whom, for a time at 
least, were residents of Tolland. About 1760, the Berkshire Hills 
began to attract settlers from Connecticut, and between 1765 and 
1770, he and his surviving sons removed to Richmond, where he 

.; :,. died, intestate, the inventory of his estate being filed 21 May, 1773. 

' ; He married at Topsfield, 12 Nov., 1719, Elizabeth, born at Ber- 

wick, Me., 13 Feb., 1697, daughter of Philip Hubbard of the Parish 
of St. Saviour, Isle of Jersey, and of Berwick, Me., by his wife 
Elizabeth (Goodwin), widow, of Zachariah Emery. She was ad- 
mitted to membership in the Church of Topsfield, 3 May, 1730, and 
was dismissed to the Fourth Church of Windsor, 8 Apr., 1742.|| 

Children, all, except the youngest, born at Topsfield : 

i. Dorcas," bapt. 9 Aug., 1724; d. 1 Dec, 1729. 
10. ii. Daniel, bapt. 26 Feb., 1726; d. at Albany, N. Y., 1760; m. Hannah 

♦Essex County Probate Files, No. 23445. 

t Essex Connty Rej^istvy of Deeds, Ixxix, 87. 

t Windsor Land Records, vii, 191. 

6 Tolland Land Records, iv, 216. 

II Hubbard Genealogy. 

1907.] Descendants of John RecUugton. 229 

11. iii. Jacob, bapt. 25 May, 1729; d. 7 Mar., 1804. 

12. iv. Nathaniel, b. abt.'l731; d. 1762; m. Sarah Haynes. 

y. DoKCAS, bapt. II June, 1732 ; d. 16 May, 1751 ; m. at Tolland, 6 Sept., 

1750, John West, Jr. 
vi. Phebe, bapt. 28 Dec, 1735: d. at Tolland, 24 Sept., 1770; m. there, 

8 Dec, 1757, Jacob Fellows. 

13. vii. Elipiialet, bapt. 11 June, 1738; d. 30 May, 18U;' m. Anna Kings- 

viii. Olive, b. at Windsor, 23 Dec. 1741 ; m. 3 Sept., 1761, Eleazcr West, 
b. at Tolland, 20 Nov., 1739, d. at Clarksburg, Va., 16 May, 1788. 
Issue: 1. Charles, 2. Thankful. 3. Olive, b. at Glass Work 
Grants, Conn., 11 July, 1775; d. at Paris. Ky., 10 June, 1831; ra. 
at Clarksburg, 9 ]May,'1795, Dr. George Selden. 

6. Phixeas^ Redixgtox (Dea. Daniel,''^ JoJui^) was born at Topsfield, 
19 Oct., 1G97, and died at Lebanon, Conn., 19 Oct., 1763. He was 
grand-juror 1730; constable 1736; on school committee 1738 ; and 
selectman 1740. On 7 June, 1729, he had a conveyance, from his 
father, of a dwelling house and lands in Topsfield, bounded by those 
alreadv s^iven to his brothers Abraham, Daniel and William. These 
he afterwards sold, and removed to Lebanon, where, on 30 Mar., 
1741, he purchased land, being then styled as "late of Topsfield in 
Mas.^achusetts."* His will of 16 Sept., 1763, dated at Lebanon, 
was proved 6 Oct. followinir, and named wife Dorothy, daughters 
Dorothy Munsell and Ann Wri<Tht.t 

He married, at Ipswich, 8 Nov., 1726, Dorothy Davisson, who 
died in July, 1784. 

Children, all born at Topsfield : 

i. Dorothy,* b. 20 Aug., 1727; m. at Lebanon, 26 May, 1750, Elisha 

ii. Anne, b. 11 Dec, 1730; m. at Lebanon, Benjamin Wright, Jr., of 

iii. Phineas, b. 7 Jan., 1733; d. 2 iNIay, 1735. 
iv. Sarah, b. 10 ^Nlar., 1735; d. 9 Sept. following. 
V. Phineas, b. 22 Sept., 1738; d. 16 May, 1739. 

7. Abraham^ Redingtox {Dea. Daniel,'^ Jolui^) was born at Topsfield, 
4 Oct., 1699, and there remained until 1735, when his name appears 
on the "Account Book" of Thomas NewcombeJ bf Lebanon, be- 
ing set down as of Mansfield, Conn., where, while still of Topsfield, 
he bought a farmstead, 19 Mar., 1733, and where he continued until 
after 10 Sept., 1754.§ 

He married, at Topsfield, 29 Aug., 1733, Mary Bayley. Their 
first child was born at Topsfield, the others at Mansfield. 
Children : 

i. Abraham,* b. 9 Nov., 1734; d. at Mansfield, 30 Oct., 1735. 

ii. Abraham, b. 11 Aug., 1736; served in the campaign against Canada, 

in the 3d Company, 2d Regt. Connecticut militia, under Maj. Isaac 

Foot, from 6 May to 30 Sept., 1758. 
iii. Danikl, b. 13 Apr., 1738; '^marclied to the relief of Fort William 

Henry," in 5th Regt., Connecticut militia, under Capt. Jonathan 

Rudd, in Auj?., 1757. 
iv. Mary, b. 11 Feb., 1710. 

♦Lebanon Land Records, vi, 207. 

tWindham County, Conn., Probate Records, vi, 471. 

IRegistek, xxxi, 294. 

§ Mansfield Land Records, iii, 435; v, 605. 


230 Descendants of John Redington. \S\Ayj 

V. Phixeas, b. 6 July, 1742; reported in the "hospital at Albany, 13 

June to 31 Oct., 1700." 
vi. PnEBE, b. 6 Sept., 1744. 

vii. William, b. 25 Jan., 1746-7; d. 21 Au":., 1748. 
viii. Enoch, b. 7 Mar., 1749; bapt. at Mansfield, as an adult, 10 Dec, 

1775 ; served as sergt. in Capt. Nathaniel "Wales' Company of Conn. 

militia in the Revolution, being dismissed therefrom 17 Oct., 1776 ; 

removed to Lebanon, N. H., where he d. 14 Jan.. 1S2G. 
Ix. Ann, b. 30 May, 1751. 
X. Olive, b. 6 Dec, 1754. 

8. Daniel^ Redington {Daniel^ Dea. Daniel,'^ John}) was born at 
Topsfield, 24 Mar., 17-^>9, and according to family traditions, died 
as a soldier during the Revolution. He was called " late of Tops- 
field, deceased," 29 May, 1779, when Bartholomew Dodge was ap- 
pointed guardian to his eldest son. 

He married Esther . 

Children, born at Topsfield : 

i. Esther,* b. 3 Dec, 17G1; m. Thompson of Antrim, N. H. 

ii. Daniel, b. 28 Aug., 17G3 ; was a Revolutionary soldier ; appears in a 
descriptive list of men raised in Essex County for a term of nine 
months, agreeable to Resolve of 20 Apr., 1778, as '•'■ aged 17 years, 
stature 5 ft. 6 in., complexion brown, residence Wenham." He 
served in various later engaij;enients, and it was doubtless he who 
was captured on the ship Essex, 16 June, 1781, beius described as 
of Wenham, and committed to Old Mill Prison, near Plymouth, 
Ens^land. In 1811 he was in Canada, and in 1819 of Warren 
County, Ohio. 

iii. Jacob, b. 6 Aug., 1766; d. young. 

iv. John, b. 11 Mar., 1769: had Isaac Averill appointed his guardian, 
5 May, 1785 ; removed to Tioga Point, N. Y. 

V. Adam, bapt. 17 Mar., 1771; m. (1) 15 May, 1793, Hannah, dau. of 
Capt. Israel Dodge of Wenham, who d. 21 June. 1800 ; m. (2) 
22 Nov., 1800, Sarah Knowlton; resided at Wenham during his 
early married life, and later removed to Wendell. N. H. Issue: 
1. John,^ d. 27 Jan., 1795, aged 10 mos. 2. John, b. 11 May, 1798 ; 
m. Mary Patch of Beverly. 3. Hannah Dodge, bapt. 19 Dec, 
1802. 4. Anna Mudge, b.'23 Aug., 1803. 5. Jacob, b. 19 May, 
1805. 6. Mai-y, bapt. 14 May, 1809. 7. Esther, bapt. 19 May, 1811. 

vi. Olive, d. 13 Mar., 1857, aged 85 yrs. ; m. 10 Mar., 1796, Capt. Israel 

vii. Anna, b. 30 June, 1775; d. 12 Nov., 1840; m. 23 S'^pt., 1796, John 
Mudge of Lynn. 

It- .9. John* Redington ( William,^ Dea. Daniel^ JoTirO-) was born at Tops- 

. . • . • field, 12 Aug., 1726. He removed to Tolland, Conn., shortly after 

his father's death and before 1750, and continued a resident there 

as late as 25 Jan., 1787, when he was a witness to a deed of Aaron 


He married, at Tolland, 30 Aug., 1750, Sarah, daughter of Samuel 

West of Tolland, born 21 Mar., 1729, and named in her father's 

will of Jan., 1778, as "daughter Sarah Redington."! 

Children, all born in Tolland : 

1. Ann,5 b. 22 Feb., 1752. 
ii. William, b. 4 Sept., and d. 19 Oct., 1754. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. 29 July, 1756; ra. at Coventry, Conn., 18 Mar., 1775, 
Samuel Ladd, Jr., of Coventry, and later of Sharon, Vt. 

• Tolland Records, viii, 122. 

t Stafford, Conu., IProbate District, ii, 87-8. 

1907.] Descendants of John riedington. 231 

iv. Sarah, b. 29 Jan., 1759. 
V. Submit, b. 29 Jan., 1762. 
vi. Mary, b. 12 Mar., 1765. 
vii. John, b. 8 Aug., 1767. 
viii. "WU.LLVM, b. 8 Aug., 1767. 

10. Daniel'* Redington {Jacoh,^ Dea. Daniel,'^ John^) was baptized at 

Topsfield, 26 Feb., 1726, and removed to Tolland, before 14 Sept., 
174:8, where he acquired from his father one hundred acres of land."* 
He returned to Essex County, and lived for a time, after his mar- 
riage, at Haverhill, and was enrolled in the 1st Company of Haver- 
hill militia, raised in 1757 for the reduction of Canada, f and died 
in service at Albany, N. Y., about 1761. An interesting letter 
from his widow, dated 6 Feb., 1762, and addressed to Hon. John 
Choate, Judi^e of the Court of Common Pleas of Essex County, 
sets forth that her "late husband, Daniel Redington of Haverhill, 

deceased intestate, more than a year ago at Albany that he 

havinof neither father, brother, or any other near relation livinij in 
this Province, do desire that my father Joseph Haynes who is a 
considerable creditor on his estate may be appointed administrator.''^ 
He married, at Haverhill, being then called of Tolland, 2 Jan., 
1752, Hannah, daughter of Joseph Haynes, by his wife Elizabeth 
Clement of Haverhill, born at Haverhill, 27 Mar., 1735, died at 
Tolland, 28 Mar., 1783. On 11 Feb., 1762, she married second, at 
Tolland, as his second wife, Joshua Morgan of that town, by whom 
she had ten children. 

Child, born at Haverhill : 

U. 1. JoHN.^ b. 29 Sept., 1757; d. 30 Apr., 1830; m. (1) Miriam Watkins ; 
m. (2) Laura Wales. 

11. Jacoc* Redington {Jacoh^ Dea. Daniel^- John}) was baptized at 

Topsfield, 25 May, 1729, and died at Richmond, Mass., 7 Mar., 
1804:. He accompanied his father to Windsor and Tolland, and at 
the latter place, by deed of gift from his father, 4 Jan., 1762, se- 
cured a farm adjoining that of his brother, Nathaniel,§ and removed 
to Richmond shortly afterward. He served as a private in the 8th 
Company, 1st Regiment, Conn, militia, in the French and Indian 
War campaign of 1759 ; and also in the Revolution, under various 
enlistments, in the militia of Berkshire County, Mass., " called out 
to re-inforce the Northern Army," at Saratoga and Ticonderoga in 

He married (1) ; and married (2) Bridget , who 

d. 26 Feb., 1819, aged 71 years. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Daniel.' 

ii. Maugaket, m. William West. 

lii. Er.iZABETH, m. John Flower. 

iv. JOUN. 

♦Tolland Land Records, iv, 216. 

t Chase's History of Haverhill, .347. 

t Essex County Probate Files, No. 23435. 

6 Tolland Land Records, v, 449. 

\ Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution. 


232 Descendants of John Redingion. [July, 

Children by second wife, recorded at Richmond : 

V. Wp:st, b. 4 Jane, 1778; of Butternuts, N. Y., 1819. 

vi. LuciNDA, b. 20 Mar., 1780. 

vii. Fhebe (twin), b. 23 Jan., 1782; m. 1 Dec, 1809, John Cook; was 

of East Hatltlam, Conn., Feb., 1819. 
viii. Olivk (twin), d. before Feb., 1819 ; m. 5 Dec, 1805, Erastus Rossiter 

of Richmond. 
ix. Folly, b. 6 Sept., 1784; d. 20 Feb., 1809. 
X. Jacob, b. IG Dec, 178G. 
xi. Eli, b. 12 Sept.. 1789 ; d. in New York City, before Feb., 1319; m. 

LydiaBurr. Issue; 1. Mary Ann,^ h. 30 Oct., 1810. 2. George 

Franklin, b. 23 Sept., 1814; d. 1875; m. Martha H. Bush; settled 

in Troy, Fenn. 

12. Nathaniel^ Redixgton (Jacoh,^ Dea. Dcmiel,- John^) was born at 

Topsficld, about 17ol, and died in the French and Indian War, 
about Auii'., 1762. After the removal of his fumllv lo Connecticuc, 
by deed of gift from his father he hekl land at Windsor and 
at Tolland, but upon his marriage, he made his residence for 
a time at Haverhill, where, in 1757, he was enrolled in the 1st 
militia Company, and was one of the detachment under Ens. Joseph 
Badger, Jr., that marched, 16 Aug., 1759, on the last alarm for the 
relief of Fort William Henry.* He was also sergeant in the 8th 
Company, 1st Conn, militia, under Capt. Edward Barnard of AVind- 
sor, in the campaign of 1759, and his name is on the pay-roll of 
Col. Israel Putnam's Company, same Regiment, in the campaign of 
1762', enlisting 17 Mar., and reported "dead" 8 Sept., 1762.t 

He married, at Haverhill, 6 May, 1751, Sarah, daughter of Joseph 
Haynes, and sister of the wife of his brother Daniel, born at Haver- 
hill, 31 Oct., 1736. 

Children : 

1. Elizabeth,^ b. at Haverhill, 4 Sept., 1756. 
li. Sa]<ah, b. at Haverhill, 7 Dec, 1757. 
15. ill. Jacob, b. at Tolland, 4 July, 1759; d. 22 Aug., 1843; m. Eunice 

13. Eliphalet^ Redington {Jacob,^ Dea. Daniel,'^ Johri^) was baptized 

at Topsfield, 11 June, 1738, and died at Richmond, 30 May, 1814. 
He lived at Tolland and Richmond, and his will, dated at Richmond, 
proved 7 June, 1814,$ provided for wife Anna, and children Eliphalet, 
... JN^athaniei, Anna Rathbone, Polly Smith, Love Rathburn, and Phebe 
*'* Coggswell. During the earlier years of the Revolution, he was al- 
most continuously in service, and marched to re-haforce the Northern 
army, and was at Ticonderoga and Stillwater.§ 

He married, at Tolland, 22 Oct., 1761, Anna Kingsbury, born 
at Coventry, Conn., 10 May, 1745, died at Richmond, 7 Feb., 1810. 

Children : 

i. Nathaniel,* b. 18 Oct., 1762; d. 4 Oct., 1839; m. (1) Polly ; 

m. (2) Temperance Gates. 

ii. Anna, b. at Tolland, 14 Sept., 1764; m. 16 Mar., 1789, Daniel Rath- 

* Chase's History of Haverhill, 347, 350. 

t French and Indian War KoUs, of Connecticut. 

\ Berkshire County Probate Files, No. 3218. 

^ Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution. 

1907.] Descendants of John Hedingtoyi. 233 

iii. Mary Lucy, b. at Tolland, 23 Sept., 1766; m. -i May, 1897, Dr. Gil- 
bert Smith. 

iv. Love, m. Rathburu. 

V. Phebe, b. I'J May, 1771; d. 11 Apr., 1816; m. 10 ^"ov., 1790, Elislia 

vi. Eliphalet, b. 5 Jan., 177-1; m. 9 Nov., 1796, Elizabeth ,iib. 

8 Aus;., 177-4. Issue: 1. Jlira,^ b. 27 Sept., 1797. 2. Hansen, 
b. 23" Mar., 1800. 3. Theresa, b. 8 Mar., 1803.- -4. Alexander 
Hamilton, b. 27 May, 1807; d. 20 Nov., 1809. 5. Alexander Hyde^ 
b. 10 Sept., isll. 

1-4. Capt. John^ Redixgtox {Daniel} Jacoh,^ Dea. Daniel,' Johii^) was 
boru at Haverhill, Mass., 29 Sept., 1757, and baptized there, 2 Oct. 
follo\vini{. With his mother, he went to Tolland, and there resided ' 
until the outbreak of the Revolution, in which, under enlistments 
from Ashford, Mansfield, and Tolland, he served until the close of 
the war.* He was at Princeton and Trenton, at the surrender of 
Burgoyne, and in 1781, v.liile scouting, was captured and imprisoned 
in the Sugar liouse in New York. After peace was declared, he 
settled on Redington Patent, in what is now Lawyersville, Schoharie 
County, N. Y., where he was in command of the second company 
of calvary raised in the country. He also represented the county 
in the thirty-fifth session of the N. Y. State Assembly, in 1812. Pie 
died 30 Apr., 1830. His epitaph in Lawyersville graveyard reads : 
*' A Revolutionary veteran ; ♦an enterprising settler of the County, 
of distinguished public spirit, an honest man."t 

He married (1), at Asliford, Conn., 5 Dec, 1782, IMiriam, daugh- 
• ter of Edward Watkins of Ashford, born 26 Feb., 1753, died 7 Aug., . 
1811, and by this marriage had no issue. He married (2), 5 Dec, 
1811, Laura, daughter of Elisha Smith and Mary (Watkins) Wales, 
• born 28 June, 1787, died at Lawyersville, 22 July, 1868. Fifteen 
years after Captain Redington's decease, his widow married (2) 
Judge Jedediah Miller of Lawyersville. 

Children by second wife : 

L MiKiAM Clarissa^ b. 8 Oct., 1812; d. 23 Feb., 1864; m. 17 May, 
1834, James T. Blodgett. Issue: 1. C/iarZes i?w/M5,^ b. 16 Feb., 
1835; d. 16 Feb., 1839. 2. Helen Frances, b. 19 Oct., 1838; m. 
Ward Wills of Gloversville, N. Y. 

ii. John, b. 17 Sept., 1814; d. 29 Mar., 1816. 

iii. John Wales, b. 24 Nov., 1816; d. 1894; m. 4 Jan., 1842, Eunice 

Corinthia Bellamy. Issue: 1. Mary E.,'^ b. 8 Jan., 1843; d. 5 

Apr., 1857. 2. Laura Augusta, h. ^ ^i-xy, 1845; m. Samuel Foot 

, of Norwich, N. Y. 3. Julia Corinthia, b. 29 Jan., 1847; m. Girard 

Mead of Norwich. 4. John J.,h. Q June, 1851 ; d. unmarried. 

iv. Joseph Alexander, b. at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., 4 June, 1818; 
d. at Cleveland, Ohio, 11 May, 1894; m. at Cleveland, 28 July, 
1841, Chloe, dau. of Adam and Cynthia (Baker) Lewis, b. at 
Hornellsville, Steuben Co., N. Y., 15 June, 1821, d. 12 Jan., 1905. 
Issue: 1. Levine L.,^ b. 1 May, 1842; d. 26 July, 1843. 2. Cor- 
nelia Miranda, b. 7 Aug., 1846; m. 11 Nov., 1868, William T. 
Carter, b. at Peugilly, Cornwall, Eng., 23 Aug., 1827, d. at Phila- 
delphia, Penn., 9 Feb., 1893. 3. Helen Eliza, b. 3 May, 1848; ra. 
26 Mar., 1S67, Henry H. Adams. 4. Walter Joseph, b. 23 Nov., 
1857; m. 28 July, 1881, Clara B. Case. 5. Julia Mary, b. 6 July, 
1860; m. 12 Jan., 1882, John B. Moore. 6. iitelLa Josephine, b. 
23 Aug., 1862; m. 17 June, 1884, Henry H. Mitchell. 

• Connecticut Men in the Revolution. 

t History of Schoharie County, New York. 

234 Descendants of John Hedington. ['Tuly, 

V. Cornelia Eliza, b. 27 Oct., 1820; m. Abraham Shutts of Lawyers- 
ville, N. Y. ; no issue. 

vi. Elisha Smith, b. 18 Jan., 1823; d. 16 July, 1825. 

vii. Thomas Haines, b. 29 Apr., 1825; d. unmarried, 21 Mar., 1855. 

viii. Julia M., b. 11 Jan., 1827 ; d. 29 July, 1856; m. at Cleveland, Ohio, 
17 Apr., 1855, Simeon Edison, uncle of the famous electrician; 
"* DO issue. 

ix. Laura Almira, b. 7 Eeb., 1830; m. 3 Oct., 1854, John Calhoun Fer- 
guson, who d. 3 Aug., 1869; no issue. 

15. Jacob^ Redixgtox {Nathaniel,^ Jacoh,^ Dea. Daniel,'^ John'^) was born 
at Tolland, Conn., 4 July 1759, and resided, after his father's death, 

^ at Richmond, 3Iass. Durinsf the Revolution, he served under a 

number of enlistments, as follows : Private, Capt. Gideon Kin^i's 
Company, 17th Regt., Albany County, N. Y., militia, 1779 ;* private, 
7th Regt., Mass. Line, July 13, 1780; private, 6th Regt., Mass. 
Line ; traiiof erred to lOdi Mass. Line, transferred to 2d Mass. Line, 
1781-1783.1 After the war, he settled in Vergennes, Vt., where 
he held many town othces, and was a member of the first Common 
Council of its first city government, instituted in 1794. Pie removed 
to St. Lawrence County, N. Y., in 1800, and was one of the founders 
of the town of Waddington, where he died, 22 Aug., 1843. 

He married, 17 Nov., 1785, Eunice, daughter of Ashael King 
of New Lebanon, Columbia County, N. Y., who died at Wadding- 
ton, 15 Oct., 1847, aged 79 years. 


i, Sarah, 8 b. 4 Jan., 1787. 

ii. Nancy, b. 19 Jan., 1789; d. 27 Mar., 1811. 

ill. Mary, b. 7 Mar., 1791; d. 5 July, 1819; m. Isaac Dearborn. 

iv. George, d. young. 

V. Jacob Smith, b. 15 June, 1795 ; d. at Potsdam, N. Y., 11 Feb., 1834. 

vi. Emeline, b. 17 June, 1797; m. Jacob Seeley ; lived in Ogdensburgh, 

N. Y. 
vii. George, b. 23 Nov., 1798; d. 15 Sept., 1850; m. (1) Amoretta Stone; 

m. (2) Lorai Williams Sheldon. Issue by first marriage: 1. 

8arah A.,^ b. 9 Nov., 1829; d. 4 Mar., 1898. 2. Hariet C, b. 2 

May, 1831; d. 18 Sept., 1898. 3. Jane E., b. 27 May, 1833; d. 

1 Mar., 1898. 4. George S., b. 19 May, 1834; d. 25 Sept., 1835. 
5. Anna ilf., b. 14 Dec, 1835; d. 2 Aug., 1904. 6. Mary E., b. 

2 Feb., 1839. 7. Henry F., b. 24 Nov., 1840. Issue by second 
marriage: 8. John Jacobs b. 15 June, 1845; d. 21 Jan., 1847. 9. 
Charles Medacl, b. 17 Mar., 1846. 10. Lyman Williams, b. 14 Mar., 

•J 1849; m. (1) Catharine R. Merrill; m. (2) Frances W. Sutton. 

yiii. John Harris, b. 23 Sept., 1801; d. at Morristown, N. Y., in 1841; 
m. Emily Washburn; was a Presbyterian divine. Issue: 1. John 
Calvin Owen,^ b. Aug., 1837; d. Oct., 1905; m.Emma I. Swanger. 
2. Emily^ m. Rev. Giles T. Montgomery. 

ix. Lyman King, b. 22 Nov., 1803; d. at Syracuse, N. Y. 

X. Juliett, b. 14 Aug., 1805; d. 3 Sept., 1808. 

xi. Nathaniel A., b. 24 Oct., 1807; d. in California. 

xii. James, Esq., b. at Waddington, 27 June, 1810; d. 12 Oct., 1891; in. 
1835, Charlotte Y. Colfax of New London, Conn. Issue : 1. Mary 
ChipmanJ 2. Frances Anne. 3. Sarah Elizabeth. 4. James King. 
5. Georqe Nathaniel. 

xiii. Nancy Juliett, b. 8 Feb., 1813 ; d. 5 Feb., 1814. 

•New York in the Revolution. 

t Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution. 

1907.] Marriages hij the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard. 235 

16. Nathaniel^ Redixgton {Eliphalet,^ Jacob^ Dea. Daniel,- Johii^), 
born at Tolland, 18 Oct., 1762, resided most of bis life at Richmond, 
where he died, 4 Oct., 1839. His will directed that his wife should 
have a life interest in his estate, with remainder to his children and 
their heirs.* 

He married (1) Polly ; and married (2), in 1830, Tem- 
perance Gates. 
Children : 

i. Laura,6 b. 21 Aug., ITSi; m. Swift. 

ii. Harry, b. 3 Apr., 17SG; removed to Ohio. 

iii. Polly, b. 3 Nov., 1787 ; ra. Elias Walker; removed to Ithaca. X. Y. 

iv. Clarissa, b. 7 Mar., 1791 ; d. 16 Apr., 18«J9 ; m. 23 July, 1815, Addisou 

Dewey, b. 3 May, 1793, d. 19 May, 1835.t 
V. Pherk, b. Mar., 1793; m. in 1821, Luther Sahnoii ; had issue. 
vi. Kingsbury, b. 4 Feb., 1795. 
vii. Natiiaxiel, d. after 9 June, 1840; m. . Issue: 1. AlfredJ 

2. Jlcry. 'd. M'jra. i. FoUy. o. Hennj H. 6. Teresa, m. Joshua 

viii. Lucius, b. 5 Juuc, 1810; d. 25 July, 1874; m. 2 Sept., 1830, Julia 

Ami Jacques. 

BARXARD, AMHERST, N. H., 1780-1829. 

Communicated by Frederick Lewis Gay, A.B., of Brookline, Mass. 

Ox the blank leaves of a copy of " The Charter Granted by their 
Majefties King William and Queen Mary, to the Inhabitants of the 
Province of the Maffachufetts-Bay in Xew-England. Bofton in Xew- 
England : Printed and Sold by Samuel Kneeland and Timothy 
Green, by Order of His Excellency the Governour, Council and 
House of Representatives MDCCXLII,*' now in the possession of 
the contributor, are entered the following marriages solemnized by 
Rev. Jeremiah Barnard, of Amherst, New Hampshire, from 3 
March, 1780, to 30 April, 1829, amounting, according to his esti- 
mate, to 468. 

A Record of Marriages by me Jere**. Barnard — 

M"" James Rey to Mifs Mahitable Woodbury both of Amherft May y® 
3^. 1780 

May y« 21^' 1780. M^ Henry Henly to M" Elisabeth Goodman both 
of Amherst 

June y^ 25 1780 M"" Moses Dow to Mifs Fanny MoUineaux both of 

July y« 6'*^ 1780 M"" Rojor Button to Mifs Rebecca Steams both of 

August y« Ib'^ 1780 M'' Moses Truel to M" Sibiel Eaton both of Am- 

♦Berkshire County Probate Files, Xo. 6092. 
t Dewey Genealogy, 550. 

VOL LXI. 16 

236 Marriages by the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard. [July, 

• Octo'^ y^ 26 1780 M'' Samuel Ellinwood of Amherst to Lucy Heldrith 
of Litchfeild 

Dec™ y^ 7 1780 M"" John Jones Hillsborough to Euth Hutchenson of 

Decern''^ y^ 7^*^ 1780 M^ Edward Lion to Mifs Meriam Straw botli of 

Amherst Decern'^'' y® 19^^ 1780 M'^ Aaron Boutel was Married to Mifs 
Tabithy Eaton both of Amherst 

Feb-^ y*^ 15 1781 M'' Samuel Sterns [was, crossed out] to Mils Molly 
Coiiin both of Amherst 

March y^ 13 1781 M'^ Solomon "Washer to Mifs Sufanna Bilhop both 
of Amherst 

April y*-' 19 1781 M^ Silas Keys to Mils Sarah Lovjoy both of AVilton 
April y^ 5 1781 M'' Samuel Twills to Mils Abigail Abbot both of ^-Lm- 

May y^ 1*^ 1781 M'' John Dutton to Mifs Rachel Stearns both of Am- 

May y^ 16 1781 M"^ Amos Eliot to M" xMather Hartshorn both of Am- 

Mav y« 23 1781 M"" Beni". Dod^e of New Boston to Mifs Eunice Bou- 
tel of Amherst 

May y^ 2-4 1781 M"^ Israel Town y« 3^^ to Mifs Hannah Abbot both of 

May y^ 24 1781 M'" peter Robertson of Andover in y® Mafsachusetts 
Bay was maried to Mifs Jane Carlton of Boxford 

SXay y^ 29 1781 M"" Ebenez'" Odal to Mfs Sarah Johnson both of Am- 

Ocf y« 9^*^ 1781 M"" John Stearns Ju"" to JMifs Sarah Blaucherd both of 

Nov^ y« 22^ 1781 M'* Daniel Rider to Mifs Elisabeth Melondy both of 

Decemb'^ y^ 13 1781 M"^ Benj° pike Ju^ to Mifs Esther Abbot both of 

January y^ 25 1782 M'^ Jacob Kindal [to Mifs, crossed out] of Litch- 
field to Mifs Sarah Lampson of Amherst 

Jan^ f 29 1782 M"" Aaron Nichols to Mifs Sarah Abbot both of Am- 

Fel/ y« 28 1782 M'" Rob^ Millican of Wilton to Mifs Margarett Hog 
of Amherst 

March y® 14 1782 M'^ Jonathan Lampson JuV to Mifs Rebecca Holt 
both of Amherst 

April y« 9 1782 Jesse Baldwin to M" Tabithy Wilkins both of Am- 

August y« 8 1782 M*" Stephen Abbot to Mils Sarah Lovjoy both of 

Ocf y^ 23 M*" John Hartshorn Ju'' to Miss Nancy Burden both of Am- 
herst- 1782 

Oct y« 1782 M"" Rob*. B. Wilkins to Mifs Elisabeth Stewart both of 

Nov'" y® 3 1782 M^ Abiel princ to Mifs Phena Cowen both of Amherst 
y« 19 1782 M"^ Benf Davifs to M" Fisk both of Amherst 
y* 15 1783 M'' Benj" Dammon to Mifs Polly Hosea both of Amherst 

1907.1 Marriages hy the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard, 237 

Marriages for 1784- 
Etlmond Ingals of Stodard to M" Mary Lovjoy of Amherst Janu- 
ary y^ 30 
John Manmg to Lidia Pike both of Amherst Feb^ y^ 15 
John Dammon & Susanah White both of Amherst April y^ 2G 1784 
Phinias Jones to Sarah Heldrith bof of Amherst July y^ 15 
Abiezer Wheler & Ruth Williams both of Amherst Decemb'" y® 2^ 
Ebenezer Curtis to Sarah parker both of Amherst DecemV y® 2U^^ 
George Johnson to Tabitha Hartshorn of Amherst May y® 25 
Ebenezer Welton to Elisabeth Heldrith both of Amherst Nov"^ 17 
Jonathan Kindal to Sarah Howard both of Amherst Nov'^ 25 

Marriages for 1785 

Oliver Whitincr to Hannah M Keen both of Amherst Ft-b'^^ v^ 3'^ 
John Gragg to Rachel Stewart both of Peterborough May y® 12 
Amos Flint ju"" of herst & Mary Barnard of Botou Sept y'^ 2** 
Asa Hutchenson to Unis Davis both of Amherst august y^ 4'^ 
Benj". Barron & Cloa Lovjoy both of Ambers August y^ 4^^ 
John purple to the Widow Lewes both of Amherst Agust y^ 11'^ 
Capt". Ephraim Heldrith to the widow Elisabeth Williums both of Am- 
herst Feb-' y*^ 16 

Marriages for 1786 

Jonathan Lovjoy to Olive Howard both of Amherst January y^ 26 
Ebenezer Clerk to Hannah Holt both of Amherst august y® 17^*^ 
Samuel Albra & Martha Hogg both of Amherst May y® 17^ 
David Walton a transient person to Deborah Walton of Amherst 

March y« 5^*^ ... 

John Watson & Betsey Stevens both of Amherst Married June y® 25*^ 
Richard Clerk of Tukesberry to Betty Kider of Amherst May y® 3^ 
Jefse [Stephen, crossed out] Stivens to Martha Seaton both of Amherst 

Apriel y« 13"^ 

Daniel Rcdington to Anna prince both of Amherst May y^ 5^^ 
Moses peabody to Sarah Holt both of Amherst May y® 25 
James Wallace to Betsey Kimball both of Amherst September y® 19 
Jonas Maning to Sarah pike both of Amherst June y^ 15'^ 
[Josiah ol'good to Elisabeth Walton both of Amherst Sep"^, crossed out] 
Ephraim Gofs & Aner Barthrick both of Amherst July y® 13 
WilP Wakefeild to farah Hosea both of Amherst Nov"" y® 17'»» 
Daniel Kindal to farah Lovejoy both of Amherst July y® 14 


Marriages for 1787 

Jotham Gillis Merimack to Abigail Codman of Amherst April y® 19^ 
John featon to Rebecca Kindal both of Amherst June y® 28^^ 
Wil™. fmall to patience Lovjoy both of Amherst Feb^ y® 1* 
Ebenezer Cumings of Surry to Hannah washer of Amherst May y® 29^^ 
Jacob Danforth to Mahitabel Lovkin both of Amherst July y® 17 
Isaac Cartes of Reding to Elisabeth Curtis of Amherst July y* 10'^ 
Edward Hartshorn & Lucy Eliot both of Amherst Decemb"* y® 25 
Archebus Town to Esther Weston both of Amherst Sep^ y® 22*^ 

Marriages for 1788 

Moses Gage of Merimack to Ruth Fuller of Amherst April y® 29^^ 
Josiah Osgood to Elisabeth Walton both of Amherst Sepf^ y^ 11 

238 Marriages hy the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard. [July, 

Joseph Lakeman to Rebecca Nevens both of Amherst Decemb^ y^ 24^'' 
Samuel Wilkins Esq"" to Mils Darcas Town both of Amherst Novemb'' 

Marriages for 17S0 . 

Parker Richardson to Siilanna Fuller both of Amherst May y® 12 
Jonathan Flanders of Ware to Sally Steel of Amherst Nov'^ y® 26 
Ebeuezer Rider of Med way to ]M" Sarah Rite of Amherst May y® 21 
Rooer Eliot to perses fawyer both of Amherst March y*^ 11 
phineras Akin of Bedford to Betsey paterson of Amherst Decmb'" y^ S^'^ 

Marriages for 1790 

Isaac tlnith of Bearing to Mils A^rnis Codman of Amherst Feb^y*^ 9^^ 1790 
David Diinkly of Amherst to farah Flood of Hollis May y^ 25 1790 
Wil'". Hartshorn to Ilepsibah Holt both of Amherst April 27 1/90 
Colo' Bt.-nj"'\ Peirc'j ul liillsboruiigh to Anna Kiii(h-ickoi Aniliei-^i Fcb^ 
y^ 1^ 1790 

Vril"\ Crofby to Sarah Sliepard both of Amherst nov^ y^ 17 1790 
Samuel persons of Lvndsborouo-h to Abii^ail Hartshorn of Amherst. 
Wil"^. Da^lefs of Bedford to Mary Jewet of Amherst June y® 17^'^ 

Marriage's for 1790 

Ebenezer Tayler to Lucy Weftoii both of Amherst January 27^^^ 
Benj". Easty a transient person to Hitty Clerk of Amherst March y® 16 
Josep Steel to Hitty Noton [? Nolou] April y^ 17^*^ 
Rolenson Elenwod to Eunis Nichols both of Amherst June y® 5'^ 
John Town of Dublin to Rebeca Tayler of Amherst June y® 20*^ 
Wil°^. Read to Abigail Howard both of Amherst June y® 26 
George Descomb to Sally Lovkin both of Amherst August y^ 31* 
Samuel Badger to Susanna Haselton both of Amherst Nov'^ y® 25*'^ 
John Bowers to Lucy Heldrith both of Amherst oct^ y® 26 
Zechariah Sterns to Betty Sterns both of Amherst Decemb'" y*^ 13*^ 
Nathaniel Simonds of Hillsborough to Betsey Blanchard of Amherst 
Decenib'^ y^ 29^ 

Marriages for the year 1792 ' * 

Col'. Rob*. Reed to M'"^ Johana Danforth both of Amherst Januiary 
f 11th 

Jelse ATefton to Anna Hartshorn both of Amherst January y® IS**^ 1792 
Andrew Eliot to Hannah Stevens jan^ y*^ 24 1792 
Feb^ y® 6*^ Ammaza Spencer to Hannah Nichols 
The above are all returned to y® Town Clerk 

March y® 1* M"" Jacob Dunkles was married to Mifs Nabbe Hill both 
of Amherst 

March y® 3^ M'' Peter Wakefield married to Keziah Bums 

Marriages for 1793 

January y® 24 M"^ Moses Emerson of Hollis to Mifs Rebecca Harts- 
horn of Amherst 

January y® 31* Augustus Blanchard ju to Mifs Ester Crosbey both of 

The above all returned to the Town Clerk 

M"" John Wefton to Sally Boutel Macrch y« 12*^ 1793 
Daniel Wtfton [Weston, crossed out; Clark, written above] to Lucy 
Truel both of Amherst April y® 6*^ 

1907.] Marriages hy the Eev. Jeremiah Barnard. 239 

May y® 14 1793 John Crofby to Priscilla Blanchard 

May y® 25 1793 M"^ Daniel Shepard to Mifs Phany Whiting both of 

Rob^ M,allester [McAllister] of New Boston to Mifs Sarah Steward of 
Amherst June y® 6 1793 

Feby y® 22*^ Daniel Holt to Mifs Patty Town both-of Amherst 

Rob*. Wily to Sally Rey Sept'^ f 19**^ 1793 

Jonathan Rand & Sally Abbot were married Sep"" y^ 27 

NovemV y^ 3^ James Miller was married to Sufanna Odal both of 

John Wetherfpoon of Francistown to Naby Mills of Amherst north 
parish nov'^ y*^ 1-1 1793 

James Nicchols of Redins: Mafsachufets to Mifs Lidia Ilosea of Am- 
.herst nov^ y^ 27^^ 

Married James Mc Laus^hliu Bedford to Mifs Rebeca Hurvel of Am- 
herst noY y^ 28 

Married Decern!/ y^ 5 Daniel Dean of the fociety Lands & Polly Da- 
vis of Amherst 
. Decemb"^ 12 Ezra Woolson to Sufanna Eliot both of Amherst 

Decemb"" y^ 26 David Sprake of Bedford to Mifs Polly Patterson of 

Ei^hraim Burge of Hollis to Mifs Patty Baldwin Amherst January y^ 
28 1794 

February y® 13 phinias Upum to Lois Stratton of Amherst 

Amos Dodge to Mifs Polly Campbel DecemV 31 1793 
the above returned to the Clerk 

Joseph Hood to Mifs Elliner Woodbury March y® 13 1794- 

Jefse Kindal to polly Kimbol April y*^ 19'^'^ 

May y® 20 1792. M"" James Dascumb was married to M'" Polly Lov- 
joy both of Wilton 

M"^ James Weston Reding Mafachusets to Mifs Betsey Hosea Amherst 
April vMO 1794 

M'^ True Worthy Oilman Hopkinton to M'^^ Elisabeth Town Milford 

Oct'' y® 23 M'^ Colburn Green of Pepperel was married to Mifs Sufanna 
M,Dannels of Baby 1794 

ocf^ y« 26 1794 M"^ Timothy Kindal to M" Esther Walker both of 

ocf^ y® 28 1794 3F Daniel Damon [to Mifs Dorcas, crossed out] of 
Reading Mafsachusetts to Mifs Dorcas Wakfield Amherst 

January y® 25 1795 M*" William Patterson of New Boston was mar- 
ried to Mifs Betsey Nichols of Amherst 

March y® 31* M'' Samuel Whiting was married to Mifs Anstis Barker 

May y« 24 1795 M'" Daniel Stanaford of Boston to Mifs Lidia She- 
pard Amherst 

June y® 7^^ M'^ Jonathan Hildreth was married to Mifs Abigail Rust 
both of Amherst 

June y® 9^*^ M"" Samuel Flecher of Littleton was married to Mifs Su- 
fanna Patterson of Amherst 

June y^ 16 M^ James Boyd to Mifs Faney Baldwin both of Antrim 

June y® 18 M"" James Campbell to Mifs Agnis Killpatrick both of Bed- 

240 2Iarriages hxj the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard. [July, 

June y^ 28 W Samuel Felps to M" Sally Perkins both of Amherst 
Julv y*^ 12 M"* Ebenezer patterson to Mifs Sally Clerk both of Amherst 
August y*^ 30^*^ 1795 M"" John Tayler to Mifs Sibil Eaton 
Sep'" y^ 22'^ Dedymus Pasons to Mils Sally Eliot 

ocf y® 25 ]\P James Brown of Mason to Mifs Sally Abbot of Amherst 
Ocf y^ 27 M'' Abijah Spafford of Reading Mafsachusetts to Mifs Pat- 
ty Hartshorn of Amherst 

Decemb'' f 24 1795 M"" Joseph Town to Mifs PoUey Averill Both 
of Amherst 

DecemV y^ 31* M"" Levi Dodge of Greensborough state of Vermont to 
Mifs Eunice Fisk of Amherst 

For 1796 

M^" Ebenezer Mitting of Peperell to Mifs Sally Kider of Amherst Jan- 
uary y® 1 2 

January y^ 2(3 M"^ Roger E perkins of Danvers ]Mafsachusett & Mifs 
Esther Blanchard of [Amherst, crossed out] Milford (N H) 
January y^ 28 M*" Jeremiah Jewet to Mifs Elisabeth Truel 
Feb^' y*^ 9^"^ i\F David Stewart to Mifs Sufanna Lovjov 
Feb^ y« 23^ M^ John Farron to Mifs Juda Kimbell, both of Goffstown 
March y^ 24 M^ Chase Hadlay of Lyndborough to Mifs Hannah 
Smith of Milford 

august y*^ 28 M^ Andrew Denerson to Mifs Sally AYilkins both of Am- 


ocf y« 2*^ M^ Sam^^ Clark to Mifs Betsey Cleaves both of Amherst 
ocf y® 18 M'' John Patterson to M" Martha Megan both of Amherst 
Novemb"^ y^ 1^ M'^ Josiah Jewet was married to Mifs Rebecca Woods 

both of Amherst 

Decemb"" y^ 2^ 1796 M*" Joshua Wyman of Woburn'* to Mifs Peggy 

standly of Amherst 

Decemb"" y*^ 2b^^'^ 1796 M"^ Joseph Crosby to Sally Richardson both of 


January y^ 15 1797 M'" Joseph Rice of Claremont to Mifs Lucy Barron 

of Amherst 

January y® 23^ 1797 M'' Enoch Stevens [to, crossed out] of Milford to 

Mifs Sally Warner 

May y^ 30 M^ Solomon Stevens to M'-^ Patty Hall Ting of Milford 
June y® 6 M"" Daniel Moulton of Whenham to Mifs Naomy Dodge of 


the above returned to y® clerk 

August y® 17 Jothum Blanchard Ju"" of Lyndsborough & Mifs Ruhama 
Smith of Milford 

Sepf y® 3^ M"^ Amos Upum to Mifs Hanah Green 

M"" Andrew Hutchenson to Mifs Martha Raymond Sepf^ y^ 19- 1797 

Sepf y^ 28 M"^ Lewis Straton to Sally Hartshorn both of Amherst 

Nov^ y« 16 M"" Stephen Tuttle to Sarah Holt 

Nov^ y"^ 16 M'' Caleb Boutel to Mifs Rebecca Converse 

Nov"" 16 M^ Aaron Whitney to Mifs Pheby Dunkly 

Novber y« 26 M'" Samuel Bell to Mifs Mahitable Dana 

Decern"- y« 3*^ M-" Will"'. Rey & IMifs Sally Gofs 

M"" Isaac Southwick to M" Hannah Lakeraan both of Milford January 
y« 24 1798 


1907.] Marriages hy the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard. 241 

FebJ' y« 25 1798 Doctor Cherles Tuttle New Boston to Mils Hannah 
Burns of Milford 

April v^ 29 Samuel Baker to Mifs Sallv Prince both of Amherst 
May y^ 3^^ M^" Gideon Wilkins to Mifs Sally Wilv 
May y« lO^'^ M^ David Woolson to Mifs Sarah Crosby both of Milford 
July y® 5 M"" James Tuttle to Mifs Hannah Bradford 
July y® 15 M'' Josiah French to Mifs Rebecca Blanchard Milford 
M"" John Muzzv to Mifs Sufanna Underwood of Amherst July v« 15 

August y^ 12 M'" Timothy Danforth to Mifs Polly [Nevins, crossed out] 

Ocf y® 18 M"^ Daniel Moor Morrison of bedford to Mifs Jane Hennery 
of Amherst 

Decemb^ y^ 25 1708 M^ John Northly of Weare to Mifs Sally Wes- 
ton of Amherst 

Decemb'^ v^ 27 1798 M'' Ruben Holt ju^ to Mifs Judith Hill both of 

Aaron Brown Esq'^ of Grotou Mafsachusetts was Married to ^lifs Thesta 
Dana of Amlierst N H Feb^ v^ 5"^ 1799 

March y^ 2'^ 1799 M"" Richard Floyd of Boston (Maffachusetts) to 
Mifs Polly Upton of Gofstown N. H 

March yM4 1799 M^ Joshua Burns to Mifs Hannah Burns both of 

March y® 28 M'" Reuben Sterns to Mifs Meriam Whiting 
June y® 23 M'" John Ellenwood to Mifs jain Standlv both of Amhurst 
august y« 18 1799 M'' WilP. Brown to JNIifs Tabitha Boutel both of 

august y^ 22 1799 M^ John Colburn Kindal of Hopkinton to Mifs 
Patty Dodge of Amherst 

Ocf y« 20*^ 1799 M"* Daniel Weston to Mifs Arethusa Wilkins both 
of Amherst 

Nov'" "^^ ^ 1799 M"" Jeremiah Mason Esq^ Portsmouth to Mifs Mary 
Means of Amherst 

Novemb^ f 21 1799 M"" Amos Kint Esq*" to Mifs Abigail Atherton 
of Amherst 

Nov"^ y« 28 1799 M^ John Felps to Mfs Sally Wheeler both of Am- 

DecemV y® 2^ M"" Jonathan Twifs of Putney Vermont to Mifs Pheby 
Clerk of Amherst 

Decern b"^ y® 26 M"^ Daniel Merrill of Amherst to Mifs Hannah Stevens 
of Weare 


M"" Ebenez'* Weston Ju'^ to Sally Herick both of Amherst 
April y® 24 M"" Mansfield Ring to Mifs Rachel Gorman, both of Am- 

April y* 24 M^ Ebenezer Stirapson to Mifs Mary Means Ring both of 

May y« 2<* M"" Jefse Gilmore to Mifs Polly Gilmore both of Amherst 
Capt° David Burnam of Reading in the state of Vermont to Mifs Elis- 
abeth Burns of Milford state of New Hampshire June y® 5 1800 

August y« 17 M'- Benj" Danforth to Mifs Polly Whittleby both of Am- 

2-l:'2 Marriages hy the jRev. Jeremiah Barnard, [July, 

Sept'^ y® 25 The Rev^ Jefse Appleton of Hampton to Mifs Elisabeth 

Means Amherst 

Sepf y'^ 25 Lt Thadeus Kindal to Mifs Katherine Flecher 

Sam^ Heldrith of Bloomiield (N Y.)to Mifs Esther Heldrith of Amherst 

Decem y« 25 1800 

Marriages for 1801 

January y® 27 M'" Aaron French of Tukesbury to Mifs Susanna Clerk 
of Amherst 

Feb'^' V® 15 W Edward Blod^et of New Chester to Mifs Ruth Kim- 
ball of Amherst 

Feb^ y^ 25"^ M^' David Patterson of Tyngsborough to Mifs Polly 
Nichols of Amherst 

Married Saturday March f 21^ 1801 M^ John Clerk to Mifs Susanna 
Wilson both of Amherst 

April y^ 12 M- John Piper to Mifs Peby Shannon fee 75^' 

April y^ 6 M'' Natli^ Emerson Ju'" to Mifs Hannah Cochoran both of 
Amherst fee 1 

June y^ 23 1801 M^ Leonard Danforth of Daniville state of Vermont 
to Mifs Polly Henery of Amherst 

Decb*" y® 31' M"^ Benj" Merrit of Andover mafsachusetts to Mifs Anna 
Gilmore of Amherst 

This makes two hundred & tliir [ty, crossed out ; teen, written above] 
couples that J have married 

January 1802 

January y® 14 Doct"^ Rogor Smith to Mifs Sally Dodge both of Am- 

Feby f 9 M"^ Isaac Patch to Mifs Hannah Wilson both of Francis- 

March f 1 7^^ M'" Nathan Phelps to Mifs Hannah Mc Entire both of 

April y« 8*'^ M'^ Timothy Fafset to Mifs Lucy Stewart 

April y® 28 M'" Benj° Wood Forster of Boston, to Mifs Hannah French 
of Amherst 

May y* 16 M"* Alphus Goodwin to Mifs Polly Stratton 

June y« 6'^ M"" Peter Flint of Reding to Mifs Polly Burns of Milford 

Sepf y« 4'^ M"^ Wil™ Fisk Ju^ to Mifs Cleaves Dodge both of Amherst 

Sept"^ y® 29 M"" Pitman Howard of Antrim to M" Mary Stevens of Am- 

Sepf y® 30 M^ Jonathan Kidder to Mifs Sufanna Hager both of Am- 

Ocf y^ 21* M"^ Henry Feilds of Merimack to Mifs Elisabeth Wamer 
of Amherst 

Ocf y« 31' M"" Aaron Fuller to Mifs Betsey Buyington both of Wilton 

Nov"" y« 20 M-^ Amos Felps to Mifs Sarah Whiting 

Decemb"^ y^ 1 6 ]VP David Spaulden Eaton of Boston to Mifs Mary Bar- 
nard of Amherst 

180S . . 

M'" Thomas M Coy to Mifs Sally Merrit 

Rev^ Umphry Moor of Milford to Mifs Hannah Peabody April y® 5^ 
April y^ 14''^ M"" Daniel Dunkle to Mifs Ruth Boutell both of Amherst 
M"^ Asa Fernum to Mifs Arethusey Lovjoy 

1907,] 3Iarriages by the Rev. Jeremiah Barnard. 243 

June f 8*^ M^ Will°^ Low to Mif s Grace Gardner Nichols both of Am- 

June y® 19 M'' Samuel Emerson of Amherst to Mifs Susanna Huntoon 
of Unity 

July y^ 7 1803 M^ [Will, crossed out] lasaac Wheler Cherleston to 
M"^ Sully Dodge 

July y« 7 M"" Cherles Stevens of Billerica Mifs Mary Harvy Blunt of 

July y« 31* M"" Will™ Nevens ^Yheler to Mils Hannah Odal 

August y^ •4*'^ M"" Amos Eliot Ju'^ to Peggy Wily both of Amherst 

August y® 18 M"^ Peter Clerk to Mifs Lucy Clerk 

[August, crossed out] Ocf^ y^ 5*^ M^ Abraham Ferfield to Mifs Polly 
Wilkins both of Lyndborough 

Ocf^ y^ 23 M""*^ Nathaniel French of Sandwich to Mifs Grace Reed 
Crofby of Amherst 

Ocf y^ 23'i M^ Jedediah Rufsel of Lyndborough to jMifs Abigail Whit- 
ino; of Amherst 

Nov'" y® 6 M'' James Shepard to Mifs Olive Glover 

Nov^ y^ 17 M"" Jacob Abbot to Mifs Nabby Dutton 

Nov^ ye 17 j^oi^t ^j; j^ij^g ^Q Betsy Barnard 

Decemb'' y^ lo^'^ The Rev** Elijah Dunbar of Peterborough to Mifs 
Nancy Peabody of Milford 


March y*^ 25*^ M"^ Thomas Dixey of Marblehead Mafsachusetts to Mifs 
Cynthia Roby of this Town 

April y® 5 M"" Jonathan Phelps of Amherst to Mifs Hannah Marden 
of New Boston 

April f 23'* M"- Will'^ Dole of Bedford to Mils Fanny Paterson of 

May y® 27*^ M"^ Moses Squire to Mifs Susanna L Barns both of am- 

NovemV y® 15 M'" Ebenz'" Converse to Mifs Rhoda Boutel both of Am- 


January y® 1* M"^ Thomas Woolson to M''^ Joanua Reed 
January y^ lo**^ M"" Joseph Rufsell Lyndeborough to Mifs Neomy Wil- 
kins of Amherst 

Feby y« S'*' Abraham B. Story Esq^ of Washington to Mifs Letitia Co- 
chran of New Boston 

Feb"^ y« 1 1" M'^ Joseph Danan Wood worth to Mifs Betsey Cochran 
Feby y" 24 M^ John Fuller to Mifs Waytstill Reebcer Hopkins both of 

Feb^ f 28*^^ M'^ Jacob F. Dodge to IMifs Sally Kelse both of New bos- 

June y® 27*^ M"" adam F Jones to Mifs Mercy Jones both of New Bos- 

August y® 4^ M"" Israel Bach elder & abigail Wiley were married 
August y^ 22 M'" Stephen Fowl to Mifs Lucy Ray 
Sept' y® 26 Thomas Jameson Esq' to Mifs Isabella M^ Gaw 
M' Ezra Clark Decmb' y« 5^ to Mifs Mindee [blot] Bills both of Am- 

[To be concluded.] 


244: Descendants of Hugh Jones, [July, 

ANTS. ■ '/-■■y :''■-'■ 

By Joseph Gardner Bartlbtt, Esq., of Boston. 

[Continued from page 157.] 

9. Lieut. David^ Jones {Hugh,'^ Hugh}), born in "VYoburn, July 27, 
1716, went to Dracut with his parents in 1733, and lived there and 
in the adjoining town of Pelham, N. H., nearly fifty years ; but on 
Jan. 17, 1781, he bought of Elisha "White a large improved farm in 
Lancaster, whither he removed and lived until his death, Jan. 20, 
1705. (Worcester Co. Deeds, vol. Ixxxviii, fol. 115.) He served 
as sergeant from Apr. 13 to Nov. 11, 1758, in the company com- 
manded by Capt. Ebenezer Jones, afterwards by Capt. Isaac Osgood, 
in a Crown Point expedition. (Mass. Archives, vol. xcvii, p. 208.) 
In the Revolution, he served as lieutenant in Capt. Joseph B. 
Varnum's company, Col. Jonathan Reed's regiment, from Sept. 29 
to Oct. 29, 1777, sent to reinforce Gen. Gates's army at Saratoga, 
and was present at Burgoyne's surrender. (Mass. Archives.) No 
probate records appear of him, as on Sept. 20, 1784, he conveyed 
all his estate to his son Samuel. (Worcester Co. Deeds, vol. cxxx, 
fol. 502.) 

He married first (intention recorded Nov. 10, 1738), Hannah, 
born Jan. 7, 1714-15, died after 1770, daughter of Dea. Nathaniel 
and Hannah (Merriam) Fox of Concord and Dracut ; and married 
second (intention recorded Dec. 17, 1777), Mary, born in 1726, died 

Sept. 29, 1805, daughter of Hall, formerly wife first of John 

Pratt of Harvard, and second, of James Godfrey of Lancaster. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Hannah,* b. Mar. 9, 1739-40; m. (int. rec. Apr. 9, 1762) William, 
b. Dec. 20, 1731, son of William and Tabitha Coburn of Dracut. 

28. ii. David, b. Feb. 12, 1740-1. 

29. ill. Samuel, b. Aug. 25, 1742. - 
iv. Lydia, b. June 30, 1743-4. 

v. Jesse, b. Jan. 1, 1745-6; no further record found. . . 

vi. Molly, b. Apr. 30, 1748. ' . ^ ' ' 

vii. Joshua, b. July 7, 1750 ; no further record found, 
vlii. Miriam, b. May 27, 1752. 

10. Jonathan^ Jones [Hugh,^ Hugh})^ born in Woburn, Jan. 20, 1718- 
19, was taken to Dracut by his parents in 1733 ; and was living 
there as late as Oct. 20, 1788, when he and his wife Mary conveyed 
to his son Zebadiah the larger part of his homestead. (Middlesex Co. 
Deeds, vol. cxcvi, fol. 332.) No record of his death or probate of 
his estate has been found, but as the above deed was not recorded 
until Nov. 14, 1811, it is likely his death occurred about that time. 
He married first (intention recorded Oct. 7, 1744), Hannah, born 
Jan. 23, 1724-5, died Mar. 18, 1753, daughter of John and Hannah 
(Richardson) Barron of Dracut; and married second (intention re- 
corded Sept. 20, 1754), Mary, born Dec. 1, 1720, daughter of 
Ephraim and Hannah Curtis of Dracut. 

1907.] Descendants of Hugh Jones. 245 

Children by first wife : 

i. Hannah,* b. Dec. 5, 1745 ; d. Jan. 14, 174f)-7. 

ii. Dorcas, b. Jan. 5, 1747-8; ra. Jan. 24, 1771, Peter Hardy of Tewks- 

30. iii. Jonathan, b. July 25, 1750. 

31. iv. Zebadiah, b. Mar. 12, 1753. 

Children by second wife : 

V. MaPvY, b. Dec. 15, 1755 ; m. (int. rec. Aug. 1, 1778) Xehemiah Hardy of 

32. vi. Ephraim, b. Sept. 26, 1757. 
vii. Hannah, b. May 25, 1761; d. May 7, 1817; m. July 3, 1788, Saul, b. 

Aug. 29, 1757, d. June 15, 1836, son of Jonathan and Mercy (Hil- 
dreth) Coburn of Dracut. They lived in Dracut, and had Ave children. 

11. Nathan^ Jones {Hiif/h,^ Hugh^), born in TVoburn, Apr. 13, 1721, 
was taken to Dracut in 17."^3, and after livina- there some forty 
years, removed to that part of Amherst, X. H., wliich later was 
Mount Yeruon, where he died, in Sept., 1799. In his will, dated 
Sept. 9, probated Oct. 15, 1799, he names his eldest son Nathan, 
son Peter, grand-daughter Betsey Durant, heirs of late sons Timo- 
thy and Phineas Jones, daughters Elizabeth Parker, Polly Kim- 
ball, and Dorothy Dodge ; also Benjamin and Elizabeth Durant, 
and Rachel Seacomb. (Hillsborough Co. Probate.) 

He married (intention recorded Oct. 8. 1743) Elizabeth, born 
June 21, 1724, died before 1799, daughter of Josiah and Sarah 
Coburn of Dracut. 

Children : . 

i. Elizabeth,* b. Feb. 10.17-13-4; m. (int. rec. June 11, 1763) Matthew, 
son of Rev. Thomas and Lydia (Richardson) Parker of Dracut. 
They settled in Litchfield, N. H., and had several children. 

Thomas, b. Mar. 20, 1745-6; d. young. 

Nathan, b. Feb. 25, 1748. 

Rachel, b. Sept. 25, 1750; d. in 1786; m. Jan. 2, 1772, Samuel, bapt. 
Sept. 15, 1749, son of Benjamin and Mary (Butler) Durant of Biller- 
ica. They settled in Nottingham West, N. H., and had at least four 

Peter, b. Feb. 17, 1753; d. Mar. 1. 1753. 

TniOTHY, b. July 27, 1755. 

Phineas, b. Feb. 16, 1758. 

Mary, o. Apr. 21, 1760; m. Levi Kimball; settled in Landgrove, Vt. 

Peter, b. Sept. 16, 1762. 

Dorothy, b. Mar. 21, 1765; m. Gideon, b. Aug. 1, 1760, son of Ben- 
jamin and Lydia (Dodge) Dodge of Beverly, Mass., and New Bos- 
ton, N. H. They lived in New Boston, and had six children. 

12. Nathaniel^ Jones {Hugh,^ Hugh}), born in Woburn, June 5, 1723, 
went to Dracut in 1733, where he passed the rest of his life, and 
died intestate, Mar. 13, 1765. One-third of his real estate was set 
off to the widow, Jane, and the remainder divided between his sons 
Nathaniel and Solomon, they to pay cash to the daughters Dolly, 
Susanna, and Rachel, and son Joshua. (Middlesex Co. Probate.) 

He married (intention recorded Mar. 12, 1747-8) Jane Fletcher, 
who married second, as his second wife (intention recorded Aug. 8, 
1778), Kendall Parker, Sr., of Dracut, and died Dec. 24, 1806. 
Children : 

37. i. Nathaniel,^ b. Sept. 21, 1750. 

38. ii. Solomon, b. July 17, 1753. 



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246 Descendants of Hucjh Jones. [July, 

iii. DOLLA, b. Sept. 21, 1755; d. Feb. 20, 1826; m. (1) (int. rec. May 8, 
1773) Jonas, b. Dec. 14, 1750, d. Oct. 31, 1775, son of Lieut. Jona- 
tlian and Lucy (Clark) Ricliardson of Dracut, and had two cliildren ; 
ra. (2) (int. rec. Oct. 4, 1777) Kendall, b. Apr. 4, 1751, d. Apr. 6, 1807, 
son of Kendall and Mary Parker of Dracut, and had seven children ; 
and ra. (3) June 1, 1809, as his second wife, Jonathan, b. Aujj. 5, 1744, 
d. Oct. 20, 1813, son of Jonathan and Rebecca (Coburn) Crosby of 

39. iv. Joshua, b. Nov., 1758. 

V. Susanna, b. in 1761; m. (int. rec. Feb. 29, 1784) Silas, b. Feb. 14, 
1756, son of Joseph and Priscilla (Coburn) Chamberlain of Dracut. 
They had six children, born iu Dracut. 

vi. Rachel, b. Dec, 17G4; m. (int. rec. Apr. 30, 1785) Jacob, b. July 24, 
1762, d. Sept. 11, 1800, son of Josiah and Sarah Blood of Hollis, 
N. H. They resided in Hollis, and had six children. 

13. HuGH^ Jones {Hugh^- Hugh^), born iu Woburu, July 7, 1727, went 

to Dracut with his parents iu 1733, and was living there at the be- 
ginning of the Revolution, as his name appears ou the roll of Capt. 
Stephen Russell's company, on the Lexington alarm (Mass. Ar- 
chives). On Apr. 3, 1795, he conveyed half of his estate in Dra- 
cut to his son Oliver, acknowledging the deed Mar. 9, 1797 (Mid- 
dlesex Co. Deeds, vol. ccvi, fol. Ill) ; and on Oct. 30, 1801, Josiah 
Conant and Zerviah his wife of Hollis, N. H., and Peter Haseltine 
and Sarah his wife, Jonathan Morgan and Lydia his wife, and 
Thaddeus Coburn and Olive his wife, all of Dracut, conveved to 
Oliver Jones all their interest in the estate of their late father 
Hugh Jones of Dracut (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. ccvi, fol. 114); 
60 it is likely that Hugh Jones died in 1801. 

He married (intention recorded Aug. 10, 1751) Sarah Fletcher, 
who was living in 1788. (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. xcvii, fol. 446.) 

Children : 

i. Sarah,'* b. Oct. 13, 1753; d. Aug. 25, 1811; m. (int. rec. May 7, 1774) 
Lieut. Peter Haseltine of Dracut, who d. Apr. 1, 1823. They had ten 

ii. Zerviah, b. Dec. 23, 1755; d. Feb. 12, 1816; m. (1) Nov. 29, 1777, Dr. 
Jonathan, b. Feb. 1, 1754, d. Oct. 26, 1782, son of David and Mary 
(Coburn) Fox of Dracut, a physician in Hollis, N. H. ; they had three 
children; and m. (2) Dec. 16, 1788, as his second wife, Josiah, b. 
Oct. 17, 1746, d. Aug. 21, 1807, son of Josiah and Catherine (Emer- 
son) Conant of Hollis ; they lived in Hollis, and had six children. 

iii. Lydia, b. June 23, 1757; m. (int. rec. Mar. 18, 1780) Jonathan, b. Mar. 
22, 1756, son of Jonathan and Sarah (Butler) Morgan of Pelham, N. H. 

40. iv. Oliver, b. May 6, 1762. 

v. Olive, b. Nov. 9, 1776; d. Sept. 13, 1836; m. Feb. 26, 1789, Thaddeus 
Coburn, b. in 1759, d. Jan. 20, 1806. They lived in Dracut, and had 

14. Samuel^ Jones {John^ John^ Hugh})^ born in Framingham, Nov. 

18, 1746, lived there until 1779, when he removed to Dublin, N. H., 
where he located on range No. 5, lot No. 8, improved an extensive 
farm, and died Jan. 22, 1820. He was a member of Capt. Aaron 
Gardner's company, in 1776, in the Revolution. (Mass. Archives.) 

He married Anna, born Jan. 30, 1750, died Sept. 17, 1826, daugh- 
ter of Capt. Amos and Mary (Trowbridge) Gates of Framingham. 

Children : 

i. Betty,* b. Feb. 28, 1776 ; m. Apr. 3, 1794, William, b. Sept. 5, 1753, d. 
Aug. 28, 1819, son of John Davis of Amherst, N. H. They lived in 
Dublin, and had nine children. 

1907.] Descendants of Hugh Jones. ' 247 

ii. Anne, b. Nov. 17, 1777; d. July 19, 177S. 

iii. Anxe, b. July 31, 1779; cl. Mar., 1854; m. Nov. 2, 1803, David, b. in 
Fitchburg, Mass., Feb. 30(!), 1775, d. Jan., 1845, son of John and 
Maiy (Wood) Buss of Fitcliburg, Mass., and Marlborough, N. H. 
They settled in Marlow, N. H., in 1808, and had eight children. 

iv. John. b. June 28, 1781 ; d. Nov. 2o, 1846 ; m. about 1804, Mary, b. July 
27, 1781, d. Dec. 19, 1859, dau. of John and Mary (AVood) Buss of 
Marlborough, N. H. They removed to Marlow, and had several chil- 

V. Sa-MUEL, b. Jan. 19, 1784 ; d. July 30, 1786. 

vi. Samuel, b. Sept. 27, 178G; d. Nov., 1847; m. Nov. 23, 1809, Mary, b. 
Dec. 30, 1784, d. Apr. 25, 1860, dau. of Joshua and Mary (Borden, or 
Bod well) Faruum of Dublin. He inherited and occupied his father's 
farm and homestead in Dublin. Children : Manj Anne,^ Daniel 
Gates, Aurora, Corydon, Sarah A., Emily. 

vii. Sarah, b. Oct. 12, 17SS; d. Feb. 28, 1S26 ; m. Nov. 3, 1824, Charles, b. 
July 8, 1789, d. Apr. 17, 1860. son of Benjamin and Pliebe (Roberts) 
Frost of Marlbc»rough, N. H. Thoy lived in Swanzey, N. H., and she 
left no cliildren. Bv a second "wife he had three children. 

viii. Daniel, b. Oct. 30, 1790; d. Feb. 29, 1792. 

ix. Ruth, b. Apr. 30, 1793; d. Nov. 7, 1S25; m. in 1812, John, b. Dec. 13, 
1791, d. Aug. 29, 1877, son of Samuel and Rachel (Turner) Sanders 
of JaftVey, N. H. He was a blacksmith, and lived in JaftVey, Dublin, 
Peterborough, and Rindge. They had seven children. He had three 
more wives, and one more child. 

X. D.vNiEL, b. Apr. 30, 1795 ; d. Jan. 5, ISOO. • 

15. Lieut. John'* Jones {John,^ John,- Hugh}) was born in Framingham, 
Nov. 10, 1751, and, about the time of bis marriage, bought an es- 
tate of Jeremiah Pike on " Pike's Row," where he settled, and 
died fhily 20, 1826. In the Revolution, he served as corporal in 
Capt. Jesse Eames's company, on the Lexington alarm ; and on 
Apr. 23, 1775, he enlisted for eight months under Capt. Micajah 
Gieason. (Mass. Archives.) He was later lieutenant of a local 
militia company, and served as selectman of Framingham, from 
1793 to 1708. 

He married first, Apr. 15, 1779, Mary, born Oct. 9, 1761, died 
July 13, 1798, daughter of Capt. Jeremiah and Hepzibah (Stone) 
Belknap of Framingham, who wa^ the mother of all his children ; 
and married second, ]\Lay 9, 1803, Margaret, born Mar. 17, 1754, 
died Oct. 25, 1832, daughter of Col. John and Margaret (Farrar) 
Trowbridge and widow of Abel Stone, of Framingham. 

Children by first wife : 

I. Persis.* b. Feb. 29, 1780; d. Oct. 4, 1855; m. (1) Aug. 15, 1802, Al- 
fred, b. 1780, d. June 29, 1822, son of Jonathan and Lois (Reed) Hill 
of Framingham ; they had three children ; and m. (2), Nov. 15, 1825, 
as his second wife, Abel, b. Sept. 28, 1780, d. Feb. 3, 1851, son of John 
and Olive (Conant) Eaton of Framingham; they had no children. 

ii. John B., b. Aug. 3, 1782; was the first of the descendants of Hugh^ 
Jones to rise above the plough or forge; when a young man, he went 
to Boston and became a jewelry merchant, founding tlie firm now 
known as Slireve, Crump and Low Co.; about 1835 he retired from 
business, but became interested as a capitalist in several enterprises, 
among them the East Boston Wharf Co., of which he was treasurer 
for many years; removed to Elm Street, Roxbury, about 1835, where 
he d. May 7, 1854, leaving an estate of over $150,000 (Norfolk Co. 
Probate) ; m. in Boston, Oct. 29, 1809, Alexandrine M., b. in Paris, 
France, Sept. 8, 1788, d. in Roxbury, Feb. 28, 1863, dau. of George and 
Maria (Davis) Bond. Children: George B.^^ Jilary A ., Antoinette S., 
Harriot H. , Eliza JI. 

248 Descendants of Hugh Jones. fJulr 

iii. Gilbert, b. Apr. 27, 1784; d. young. 

iv. David, b. Nov. 7, 1785; a farmer ia Framinghara ; d. unmarried Oct 
20, 1859. 

V. Aktemas, b. Oct. 26, 1787; d. Mar. 31, 1825; m. Dec. 2, 1813, Martha, 
b. May 15, 171)4, d. June, 1835, dau. of Abel and Hannah (Eaton) 
Child; lived in Framingham. Children: Martha Ann, ^ d. youn<^- 
Marij iJ., Caroline M., Shepard S. **' 

vi. Elisha, b. Aug. 11, 1789; occupied his father'3 homestead; was 
drowned June 19, 1832; m. Mary Cheney of Marlborough. Children: 
Julia ]V.,^ Alfred H., Emily, Gilbert Jvhn. 

vii. Gilbert, b. Nov. 21, 1793; d. unmarried, about 1832. 

viii. Jaked, b. Aug. (3, 1795; d. unmarried, at Boston, Dec. 14, 1824. 

16. Sergt. Daniel^ Jones (John,^ John^ HagJi^), born in Framingham, 
Aug. 31, 1755, inherited his father's farm, which he occupied until 
his death, which occurred suddenly, in church, Feb. 15, 1818. He 
died intestate, and liis estate was divided among his widow and 
eleven- surviving children. (Middlesex Co. Probate.) In the Rev- 
olution, his name appears as private in Capt. Jesse Eames's com- 
pany, on the Lexington alarm, Apr. 19, 1775 ; also as private in 
the company of Capt. Simon Edgell, from Dec. 1, 1775, to Jan. 
15, 1776, at the fortilications in Roxbury ; also as sergeant in Capt. ■ 
Amasa Cranston's company, from Oct. 28, to Nov. 23, 1779, at 
Claverack, N. Y. ; also enlisted June 30, 1780, in Capt. Walter Mc- 
Farland's company, for three mouths service at R. I. (Mass. Ar- 

He married first, in June, 1782, Lucy, born about 1760, died 
Apr. 11, 1785, daughter of Henry and Lois (Howe) Eames of 
Framingham; and married second, in May, 1786, Mary, baptized 
May 18, 1760, died Feb. 17, 1838, daughter of John and Grace 
(Kelley) Dunn of Framingham. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Na^'CY,"* b. Sept. 22, 1782; d. Nov., 1842; m. Apr. 2, 1801, Josiah, b. 
May 25, 1778, son of Josiah and Elizabeth (Bigelow) Parkhurst of 
Framingham. They removed to New Hampshire, in 1803, and had 
children. * 

ii. Ruth, b. Dec. 10, 1783; d. in Boston, Aug. 5, 1855; m. (1) in Boston, 
Oct. 12, 1807, Richard Call of Boston ; and m. (2) in Boston, Jan. 27, 
1824, Thomas, b. in Ireland, about 1780, d. in Boston, May 18, 1854, , 
son of Andrew and Mary B. Neville. '. 

iii. Luke, b. Apr. 4, 1785; d. Apr. 12, 1785. • . . 

Children by second wife : 

'^"^ iv. Lucy, b. Feb. 15, 1787; d. Dec. 2, 187a ; m. Dec. 22, 1813, Jonathan, b. ^?r;!^f;:; 
May 28, 1778, d. Feb. 16, 1832, son of Aaron and Mehitable (Smith) 
Whiting of Dover, Mass. .They lived in Dover, and had several chil- 

V. Josiah, b. Sept. 12, 1788 ; d. Jan. &, 1803. 

vi. Betsey, b. Apr. 28, 1790; d. Apr. 21, 1873; m, David, b. Feb. 20, 1788, 
d. May 18, 1831, son of Abel and Hannah (Eaton) Child of Framing- 
ham. They lived in Framingham, and had eleven children. 

vii. Daniel, b. Sept. 4, 1792; d. in Framingham, unmarried, Apr. 25, 1827. 

viii. Maky (or Polly), b. June 3, 1796; d. Feb. 10, 1856; m. Jan. 24, 1821, 
Timothy, b. Apr. 24, 1782, d. Dec. 12, 1871, son of Dea. Silas and 
Abigail (Houghton) Fife of Bolton, Mass. They settled in Troy, 
N. H., and had live children. 

ix. Enoch, b. July 28, 1798; d. unmarried, in Virginia, Feb. 20, 1827. 

X. Sarah, b. Mar. 11, 1800. 

xi. Pehsis, b. Mar. 9, 1802; d. Jan. 26, 1887; ra. Oct. 19, 1825, Joseph, b. 
Aug. 31, 1802, d. May 26, 1868, son of William and Louisa (Gale) 
Taylor. They settled in Rutland, Mass., and had at least six children. 

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1907.] Descendants of Hugh Jones. ' 249 

xii. Almira, b. Jan. 5, 1804; d. Nov. 8, 1847; ra. Oct. 2, 1832, John, b. Nov. 
20, 1799, sou of Francis and Eunice (Philbrick) Emory of Wincheu- 

17. Capt. Samuel^ Jones (Capt. Samuel,^ Samuel,' Hngh^), born in 
Woburn, Aug. 24, 1725, was taken to Marlborough by his parents 
in 1731, and soon after becoming of age, was established by his 
father on a farm of 137 acres bought in 1748 of Benjamin Bailey 
and situated in that part of Marlborough which later became Bol- 
ton, and finally Berlin. Here he built a tavern, known as " Jones's* 
Inn," on what is now the Hudson road, and carried on this enter- 
prise, and also his farm, until his death, Jan. 23, 1797. Bt^sides 
several town offices, he also held the i^ositions of deputy sheriff of 
Worcester county, and captain of one of the local militia compa- 
nies. He died intestate, and on Mav 15, 1798, one-third of his real 
estate was set off to his widow, Dofothy, and the remainder to his 
eldest son, Caj^t. Samuel, who paid cash to his brothers and sisters 
for their jjortions. (Worcester Co. Probate.) The will of Dor- 
othy, widow of Samuel,"* dated Sept. 27, 1807, probated July 7, 
1818, gave one dollar to each of the children of her late husband 
by his former wife, viz : Samuel and Solomon Jones, Mehitable 
Tennev and Levinah Coolid<je ; the remainder to her children, 
Dolly Carter of Berlin, Persis Eveleth of Princeton, Polly Jones 
of Berlin, youngest daughter Miranda Jones, grandson Francis 
Priest son of eldest daughter Nancy Priest deceased, and sons Silas 
and Sullivan Jones both of Waterford. (Worcester Co. Probate.) 
He married first, in 1748, Mehitable, born July 14, 1729, died 
in 1762, daughter of Joseph and Comfort (Bigelow) Brigham of 
Marlborough; and married second, Dec. 14, 1763, Dorothy, born 
Apr. 13, 1743, died Apr. 25, 1818, daughter of Gen. John and 
Mary (Carter) Whitcomb of Bolton. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Mehitable, 5 b. Aug. 17, 1749 ; d. :Mar. 27, ISSJ ; m. Oct. 15, 1771, Wil- 
liam, b. July 3, 1749; d. Sept. 14, 1823, son of William and Sarah 
(Proctor) Tenney of Littleton. They lived in Bolton, Mass., and 
Marlborough, N. H., and had thirteen children. 

ii. Samuel, b. Mar. 22, 1751; d. young. 

iii. Solomon, b. Mar. 5, 1753; d. young. 

iv. Capt. Samuel, b. Feb. 14, 1755; iuherited the larger portion of his 
father's farm in Berlin, and also carried on the business of manufac- 
turing wooden-ware; was one of the promoters and pioneers in set- 
tling Marlborough, N. H., but returned to Berlin, where he d. Sept. 
22, 1811. In the Revolution, he served as flfer in Capt. Artemas 
Howe's company, on the Lexington alarm; and on Apr. 25, 1775, en- 
listed as a private in the army, and served around Boston the rest of 
the year. (Mass. Archives.) Late in life he became deranged, and 
on Oct. 4, 1808, Solomon Howe was appointed his guardian ; and on 
Nov. 19, 1811, administration on his estate was given to his widow, 
Martha. He m. Mar. 20, 1777, his cousin, Martha, b. Feb. 2, 1759, 
d. Oct. 1, 1831, dan. of VVilliam and Susanna (Jones) Tay of Wo- 
burn. Children : Samuel,^ William^ Martha, Elizabeth, Timothy, Su- 
sanna, Esther, Sarah, d. young, Hannah, Sarah, Jonathan, d. young. 

V. Solomon, b. Aug. 19, 1758; lived in Bolton until after the Revolution, . 
and later removed to Watcrford, Me. In the Revolution, his name 
appears ou the roll of Capt. Artemas Howe's company, on the Lex- 
ington alarm ; and later he enlisted in the Continental army and per- 
formed protracted service in several campaigns throughout the war. 

250 Descendants of Hugh Jones, FJulv 

He m. Hannah Gates. Children: Rosamond,^ Pelatiah, Solomon 
Timoth'j, Lucij, Jonathan. ' 

vi. Levinah, b. about 17G1; m. May 31, 1785, Stephen CooUdge. They 
lived in Berlin, and had six children. He ra. (2), Sept. 1, 1818, Eliz- 
abeth Wetherbee. 

Children by second wife : 

vii. Anna (or Nancy), b. in ITG-i; m. Jacob, b. Nov. 17, 1754, son of John 
and Mary Priest of Marlboroui^h. They lived in Bolton, and had one 
child. He m. (2) Sarah Langley. 

viii. Dolly, b. Mar. 25, 17GG ; d. Dec. 11, 1853; m. Sept. 22, 1784, Daniel, 
b. Nov. 27, 17G2. d. July 20, 1824, son of Stanton and Peuiua (Al- 
bert) Carter of Lancaster. They lived in Berlin, and had fourteen 

ix. Lieut. Silas, b. Feb. 21, 17G8 ; removed to Waterford, Me., soon after 
his marriage, Avhere he was appointed lieutenant of one of the local 
militia con)p:inie>, in 1807; m. Sept. IG, 1794, A:ma. dau. of Capt. 
Henry and Hannah (Moore) Powers of Berlin. Children: Etbecca,^ 
ib'ilas, William, Anne^ Samuel, Lorenzo, Dorotluj, Caleb, Mary. 

X. Persis, b. about 1771; m. Aug. 9, 1795, Abishai, b. Mar. 29, 1770, d. 
Jan. 1, 1845, son of Joseph and Iluth Eveleth of Princeton. They 
lived in Princeton, and had six children. 

xi. Polly, b. about 1773; living, unmarried, in 1807. 

xii. Sullivan, b. about 1776 ; removed to Waterford, Me. ; during the War 
of 1812, he served in the company of Capt. Joseph Holt, for 41 days, 
in 1814, on guard duty at Portland; ra. Mary, b. in 1782, dau. of 
Stephen and Mary (Dudley) Sanderson of Littleton, Mass., and Wa- 
terford, Me. 

xiii. Miranda, b. about 1780 ; m. (1) Apr. 6, 1808, James Davis, who d. 
Sept. 29, 1814; they lived in Princeton, and had four children; m. 
(2) Oct. 14, 1821, Nathan, b. June 21, 1776, d. Nov. 13, 1839, son of 
Timothy and Huldah (Wheelock) Newton of Shrewsbury and Hub- 
bardston. They lived in Hubbardston, and had three children. 

18. Jonathan^ Jones {Capt. Samuel,^ Samuel^"' Hugh^), horn in Marl- 

borough, Mar. 18, 1731-2, was enrolled as private in Col. Abra- 
ham Williams's company of Marlborough militia, Apr. 26, 1757. 
(Mass. Archives, vol. xcv, p. 326.) Later, he enlisted from Shrews- 
bury in Capt. Aaron Fay's company, and served from Apr. 29 to 
Dec. 6, 1759, on an expedition against Crown Point. (Mass. Ar- 
chives, vol. xcvii, p. 383.) At the beginning of the Revolution, he 
was living in Brookline, and served in Capt. Thomas White's com- 
pany, on the Lexington alarm. (Mass. Archives.) Afterwards he 
settled in Berlin, on the Northborough road, and died intestate, 
, y"; Sept. 26, 1803. Administration on his estate was given to Job 
Spoiford, May 31, 1813, and the balance of his estate was paid to 
Stephen Bailey, guardian of Martin Cox Jones, the only heir. 

(Worcester Co. Probate.) He married Elizabeth . 


i. Martin Cox,* b. about 176.5 ; lived in Berlin ; served as private in Capt. 
John Whitiui^'s company, in the Shays Rebellion. On Nov. 5, 1813, 
he was adjudged a '•'■ spendthrift drunkard," and Stephen Bailey was 
appointed his guardian. He d. unmarried, in 1819, administration 
on his estate being given to Timothy Jones, May 20 of that year. 
(Worcester Co. Probate.) 

19. Silas"* Jonp:s {Capt. Samuel,^ Samuel,'^ Hugli^) was born in Marl- 

borough, Mass., May 7, 1738, where his name appears on the roll 
of Col. Abraham Williams's company of militia, Apr. 26, 1757. 
(Mass. Archives, vol. xcv, p. 326.) He also served in Lieut. Jesse 

1907.] Descendants of Hugh Jones. 251 

Rice's company, from Aug. 15 to 29, 1757, on the expedition for 
the relief of Fort William Henry. (Mass. Archives, vol. xcv, p. 
462.) In the Revolution, he served in Capt. Josiah Wilder's com- 
pany, from Aug. 21 to Aug. 26, 1777, on the Bennington alarm. 
(Mass. Archives.) Before 1763, he settled in Templeton, Mass., 
where he was selectman in 1768, and lived until about 1797. Nov. 
26, 1796, he sold all his estate in Templeton to Samuel Beal of 
Abington. (Worcester Co. Deeds, vol. cxxvi, fol. 460.) His fur- 
ther history has not been traced. 

He married (intention recorded May 3, 1774) Beula, born Apr. 
15, 1741, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Stone) Stone of Rutland. 

Children : 

i. SusANXA.* b. May 30, 1775. 

ii. Silas, b. Nov. 22, 177G; not furtlier traced. 


20. Jacob^ Jones {Capt. Ehenezer^ Samuel,- Hug}i^), born Sept. 23, 173 
according to a family Bible in possession of descendants, was left 
property in Andover by his father, where he settled and also ac- 
quired extensive estates by purchase. He served as private in Aug., 
1758, in Capt. Jonathan Eaton's company (Mass. Archives, vol. 
xcv, p. 529) ; also in the Revolution, as private in Capt. Timothy 
Walker's Wilmington company, which marched on the Lexington 
alarm. He died Jan. 11, 1814, leaving a will dated July 4, l<5i0, 
probated May 5, 1814, in which are mentioned his wife Mary, son 
Ebenezer to whom was left all real estate and a " great bible," son 
Reuben deceased, children of son Nathan deceased, daughters Eliz- 
abeth and Rachel, and grand-daughter Mary Holt child of daughter 
Mary Holt deceased. (Essex Co. Probate.) 

He married, May 16, 1758, Mary, born Sept. 9, 1739, died Jan. 
28, 1812, daughter of Hezekiah and Bethia (Parker) Winn of Wil- 

Children : 

i. Ebenezer,^ b. about 1759; d. X\x%. 24, 1832; inherited and occupied 
his father's homestead in Andover; served as private in the Revolu- 
tion, in Capt. John Abbot's company, from Sept. 30 to Nov. 6, 1777, 
in the Saratoga campaign ; in his will, dated Aug. 16, 1832, probated 
Oct. 16. 1832, he nanaeswife Dorcas, and all his children, and leaves 
his real estate to his son Ebenezer (Essex Co. Probate) ; m. (!) Feb. 
15, 1780, Elizabeth, b. Nov. 2, 1755, d. Oct. 28, 1815, dau. of Samuel 
and Elizabeth (Wyman) Abbot of Andover; and m. (2; Dec. 2, 1819, 
Dorcas, b. Apr. 14, 1769, d. Oct. 6, 1854, dau. of Joseph and Eliz- 
abeth (Wyman) Dane of Andover, who was a half-sister of his first 
wife. Children by first wife : Elizabeth,^ Jacob, Jewett, Mary^ Ab- 
bot., Ebenezer., Hezekiah^ Reuben. 

ii. Jacob, b. about 1761 ; enlisted in the Continental army for three years, 
Mar. 12, 1781, and d. in the service, Jan. 13, 1782, unmarried. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. about 1763; d. in 1829; m. July 29, 1784, William, b. 
Sept. 7, 1763. d. Dec. 23, 1810, son of Thomas and Dorcas (Holt) 
Holt of Andover. They lived in Andover, Mass., and Wilton, N. H., 
and had eight children. 

iv. Reuben, b. about 1765; d. in 1798; m. Dec. 2, 1790, Hannah, b. in 
Dec, 1767, dau. of Joseph and Abigail (Bourn) Holt of Reading. 
They had no children. She m. (2) Dec. 25, 1798, Michael Carleton of 

V. Nathan, b. in 1767; was an innkeeper in Andover; d. intestate, Aug. 
14, 1804, administration being given to his widow, Dorcas, Oct. 1 
following (Essex Co. Probate) ; m. Dec. 25, 1788, Dorcas, b. Dec. 
27, 1766, d. May 6, 1856, dau. of Thomas and Lydia (Abbott) Far- 

VOL LXI. 17 

'252 Descendants of Hugh Jones. [July, 

num of Andover. Children : Jacoh,^ Lydia, Nathan^ d. young, Her- 
man, Fhebe. d. youns:, Gardner, Fhebe, Anna, Dorcas. 

vi. Mary, b. perhaps iu 17G9; ra. Jan. 5, 1790, Daniel, b. in 1764:, d. Nov. 
27, 1830, son of Daniel and Hannah (Holt) Holt of Andover. They 
removed to Fitchburir, Mass., soon after marriage, and had one child. 

vii. Rachel, b. about 1771; d. .Tune 8, 1850; ra. in 1800, Joshua, b. Aug. 
31, 1771, d. May 31, 1852, son of Benjamin and Abra (Tworably) 
Woodbridge of Andover, Mass. They settled in Milford, N. H., and 
had six children. 

viii. PincBE, b. about 1774; d. Feb. 20, 1798; m. Aug, 25, 1796, Abiel, b. 
Nov. 23, 1773, d. Apr. 11, 1801, son of Asa and Dinah (Holt) Holt of 
Andover. They had no children. 

ix. Abigail, b. about 1770; d. unmarried, Dec. 16, 1806. 

X. Joanna, b. about 1780; d. Mar, or May U, 1797. 

21. Ensign Jonathan"* Jones (Lieut. Jonathan,^ Samuel,'^ HugJt^) -ras 
born Jan. 2U, 1722-1;, in that pait of AVoburn set off in 1730 as 
Wilmiijofton. At the time of his marriaoi'e, he settled on a farm iu 
Wilmington, which was deeded to him out of the extensive es- 
tates of bis father, where he resided until his decease, Nov. 26, 
1765. On Apr. 6, 1763, he was commissioned ensign of Capt. 
Benjamin Jaquith's company of Wilmington militia. (Mass. Ar- 
chives, vol. xcix, p. 36.) He died intestate, and on Nov. 16, 1773, 
ail his real estate was settled on the eldest son, Russell, who paid 
to his brother Jonathan and sisters Hannah, Lucy, Phebe, and Su- 
sanna, £30-4-6 each, for their shares. (Middlesex Co. Probate.) 

He married, Dec. 31, 1747, Hannah, born Apr. 29, 1724, died 
Apr. 3, 1766, daughter of Benjamin and Hannah (Wilson) Hop- 
kins of Biilerica. 


i. Jonathan.^ b. Dec. 13, 1718; d. Dec. 3, 1754:. 

ii. Hannah, b. Feb. 18, 1751; d. Nov. 27, 1754. 

iii. Russell, b. Sept. 20, 1752 ; d. Sept. 30, 1828 ; inherited and occupied 
his fatlier's homestead in Wilmington; private in Capt. Cadwallader 
Ford's company, on the Lexington alarm, and also in further service 
during the Revolution, as a ''minute man " (Mass. Archives) ; m. 
(int. rec. Nov. 20, 1773) Abiirail, b. July 8, 1756, d. June 26, 1813, 
dau. of Jacob and Abigail (Frost) Foster of Andover. Children : 
Isaac,^ Abigail^ Jonathan, Hannah^ d. young, Mary, Nancy, Dorcas, 
James, Joseph. Jabez, Jacob, Jephthah, Joab. 

iv. Hannah, b. Feb. 28, 1755; d. Nov. 15, 1836; m. June 23, 1778, David, 
. b. Dec. 13, 1751, d. Jan. 15, 1829, son of John and Tamsen Jaquith 

|^<,; : ,•-' r ■• - of Wilmington. They lived in Wilmington, and had no children. 

■ ' V. Jonathan, b. Nov. 16, 1757; lived in Woburn and Burlington; was 

private in Capt. Joshua Walker's company on the Lexington alarm ; 
also served in Capt. Jesse Wyman's company from May 10 to July 
10, 1777, on an expedition to Point Judith; also enlisted July 1, 1780, 
for six months service iu the Continental army (Mass. Archives) ; 
■ int. of marriage published, Nov. 15, 1776, to Elizabeth, b. Apr. 30, 

1758, dau. of Samuel and Martha (Wyman) Dean of Woburn; ra. 
Sept. 20, 1781, Abigail Wyman. Children: Abigail Waters,^ Lydia. 

vi. Lucy, b. Dec. 27, 1759; m. Aug. 3, 1780, Jacob, b. June 12, 1756, son 
of Jacob and Lucy (Frost) Fames of Wilmington. 

vii. Phebe, b. Dec. 14, 1760; ra. Mar. 17, 1785, Elijah, b. Sept. 3, 1765, d. 
Dec. 5, 1814, son of Ebenezer and Catherine Beard of Wilmington; 
immediately settled in Hillsborough, N. H., where he became a prom- 
inent man, serving many years as town clerk, selectman, justice of the 
peace, and representative iu the Legislature; had several children. 

viii. Susan-na, b. Mar. 30, 1704; d. Apr. 18, 1855; m. May 5, 1784, Obediah, 
b. Mar. 23, 1758, d. June 9, 1815, son of Isaac and Mary (Marble) 
Holt of Andover. They lived in Andover, Mass., Amherst, N. H., 
and Clinton, Me., and had thirteen children. 

1907.] Descendants of Hugh Jones. 253 

22. William^ Jones {Lieut. Jonathan,^ Samuel," Hugli^), born in Wo- 
burn, Aug. 23, 1724, located in Andover, Mass., in 1745, where he 
lived about ten years, then settled in Amherst, N. H., where he re- 
sided for a score of y%ars, and thence removed, about the beginning 
of the Revolution, to Hillsborough, N. H., where he M^as living as 
late as 1785. His further history has not been traced, but he proba- 
bly ended his days in Windsor, N. H. 

He married. Mar. 25, 1745, Rebecca, born about 1727, daughter 
of Joel and Mary (Chadwick) Jenkins of Wilmington. 

Children : 

i. "William,* b. Oct. 20, 1745; went with his parents to Amherst, N. H., 
whence be removed to Hillsborough, where he lived during the Revo- 
lution ; served Id Capt. Benj. Taylor's cc, which left Amherst, Dec. 
8, 1775, to join Coiitiueutal army at Wiuter Hill (N. H. State Papers, 
vol. xiv, p. 244); also engaged by town of Hillsborough, Jul}' 15, 
1782, for continental service (Ibid, vol. xvi, p. 508); after the war, 
he resided in Windsor, N. H., but his further history has not been 
discovered. By wife Abigail he had, recorded in Hillsborough, the 
following children : Hdief,^ Simeon. Archibald. His widow was liv- 
ing in Windsor in 1840, aged )s9, a Revolutionary pensioner. 
ii. BEN.JAMIN, b. Nov. 16, 1747; lived in Andover, Mass., Amherst, N. H., 
and Hillsborough, N. H., where he d. probably in 1829; will dated 
Jan. 25, 1823, probated Xov. 3, 1829 (Hillsborough Co. Probate) ; m. 

(1) about 17G8, Jemima ; m. (2) Apr. 15, 1798, Mary Adams. 

Children by first wife: Bevjamin,^ Jacob, Andrew, William, Daniel, 
Hannah, Rebecca, Lovina. Children by second wife : David, Henry and 
Willard (both graduates of Dartmouth College, in 1835, the first de- 
scendants of Hugh^ Jones to acquire liberal educations), Mary, Je- 
ill- James, b. Jan. 11, 1749-50; resided in Andover. Mass., and Amherst, 
Hillsborough, and Windsor, N. H. ; served in Capt. Benjamin Tay- 
lor's company which left Amherst Dec. 8, 1775, to join the Continen- 
tal army at Winter Hill (N. H. State Papers, vol. xiv, p. 244) ; m. in 
Hillsborough, June 11,1778, Anne Coolidge. Children: Jonathan,^ 
James, Silas, Coolidge. 
iv. Rebecca, b. May 11, 1752. 
V. Mary, b. about 1755. 

vi. Joshua, b. about 1757 ; lived in Amherst, Hillsborough, and Windsor, 
N. H., where he d. in the summer of 1799 ; will dated June 23, pro- 
bated Oct. 15, 1799 (Hillsborough Co. Probate) ; m. July 10, 1784, 
Hannah Bixby. Children : Elitheusa,^ Walter, Foster, Gilman. 
vii. Abraham, b. about 1759? An Abraham Jones (perhaps son of Wil- 
liam*) had recorded, in Hillsborough, by wife Hepzibah, the follow- 
ing children: Folly,^ b. Sept. 17, 1789; Katy, b. Feb. 19, 1792. No 
further record, 
viii. Jonathan, b. Dec. 5, 1761 ; his further history is uncertain, but he was 
probably the Jonathan Jones who was one of the original members 
of the church in Milford, N. H., organized Nov. 19, 1788, and who 
lived there until his death, Sept. 4, 1839. 
Ix. Joel, b. in 1764; was a blacksmith; lived in Amherst, Hillsborough, 
Antrim, and finally in Wilton, N. H., where he d. about 1826; will, 
dated Jan. 28, 1823, was proved ^rar.28, 1826 (Hillsborough Co. Pro- 
bate) ; during the Revolution, he served as private, from June 30 to 
Dec. 30, 1780, in the Continental array (N. H. State Papers, vol. xvi, 
p. 88) ; m. in Hillsborough, Oct., 1783, Mary Bishop, who survived 
him. Children : Joel,^ Mary, Lucy, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Nabby, Asa, 
Cyrus, Solomon. 
X. Lydia, b. Feb. 22, 1766. 
xi. Elizabeth Russell, b. Apr. 30, 1772. 
xii. Abigail Waters, b. Apr. 30, 1772. 

254 An Old Kitterrj Becord. [July, 

23. Caleb^ Jones {Lieut. Jonathan,^ Samuel,'-^ Hitgh^), born in Wilmino-- 
ton, Apr. 8, 1726, settled in Monson, N. H., on land he inherited 
by bis father's will. He was later located in Amherst, and finally 
in Milford, N. H., where he died Apr. 16, 1805. His will, dated 
Dec. 13, 1797, probated Oct. 15, 1805, names wife Deborah, dauo-h- 
ters Sarah and Deborah then unmarried, sons Joshua and Caleb, 
grandsons John and Abiel, grand-daughter Fanny who was livino- 
with him, and son Zadock who inherited the homestead and was 
executor. (Hillsborough Co. Probate.) 

He married, about 1748, Deborah, born Apr. 24, 1729, died May 
2, 1819, daughter of Benjamin and Hannah (Wilson) Hopkins of 
Children : 

i. Deborah.* 

ii. Sakaii. ■ .. 

iii. Caleb, served iu Capt. John Bradford's company, from July 19 to 
Sept. 27, 1777, in the Saratoga campaign (N. H. State Papers, vol. 
XV, p. 213) ; m. Jan. 18, 1779, Eunice Wilkins, widow, of Milford. 

iv. Hannah, d. young. 

V. Joshua, lived in Milford ; was married, and had issue. 

vi. John, b. 17C0 ; lived in Milford ; d. there, x^pr. 22, 1791 ; m. Dec. 7, 1780, 
Ruth Hutchinson, who d. about 1797. Children : Johny Abiel, Fanny. 

vil. Elizabeth, b. 17G7 ; d. Apr. 14, 1794. 

viii. Zadock, b. July 5, 1773; inherited and occupied his father's home- 
stead, where he d. July 31, 1823 ; m. in 1803, Rebecca Abbott, of 
Chelmsford, b. Aug. 26, 1778, d. Mar. 25, 1864. Children : Stephen,^ 
Susanna, Zadock, Davis, Hannah, Fanny, Caleb., William, Sarah. 

[To be concluded.] 


By Hexrt ToRSEY Ferxald, Ph.D., of Amhei'st, Mass. 

The old paper, a copy of which is given below, is of interest as 
it throws some light on the relations of some of the families of that 
time. Thouorh no date is o;iven, the internal evidence shows that 
it was written between September, 1786, and December 26, 1789, as 
Mary Blunt was married at the former time, and the writer, Jona- 
than Femald, died on the latter date. Apparently, in the course 
of the settlement of the Joshua Downing estate, some uncertainty 
as to the heirs was met with, and Jonathan Fernald, as a well-in- 
formed man of mature years, was called upon for a statement, 
which he supplied in this form. 

The original was written on a double sheet of foolscap paper, 
and was placed on the first three pages, the fourth serving as the 
cover when the sheet was folded. In some places another hand- 
writing is evident, some one having added to the original statement ; 
and two slips, with notes on them, are also attached. All com- 
ments, explanations, and other additions to the original paper, are 
made either as footnotes or in brackets, and the original length of 
the lines is also preserved. 

1907.] An Old Klttery Becord. 255 


Earesacount of the Eairs To the Easteait 
of Mr Josheaweay Downings Easteait Left In 
Kittre & in bearwick which he Died In Proseshon 
of Leaving three Deaughters & one Grean Deaugh 
which his three Deau*jhters was meared one to 
Mr. Jonathean mendiim Searea byneam which we 
are the Eairs to our Neaim menshond 
The other Deaughter mearid to Mr "VYoodmean. 
The other Deaughter mearied to mr. Downing She 
Died without Eairs Leaft to be Devided betwen 
mis wodmens Eairs & mis mendums Eairs. 

this OTcanchild Is the chil which Is menshend 
that Weas the child of Josheaweav Downinir Juuear 
which hur greand father twok to bring up from 
an Infant which at his Deses he mead his will 
& o-eaive his three Deaughters his Easteat to be 
E Quelly to be Dvided betwixt & theair Eairs 
to which mrs Downing di[ed ? torn^ with out Eairs so it weas to 
feall to mrs Mendum & mrs Wodmens Eairs 
to which they wear to pay to this grean deaughter 
the child of Josh Downin Jun. one hundred Pound when 
She weas meared to which She mearid to one Jeams Fargs 
theay Peaid hur hur Poshen eacording to the will 
of hur greand father then when got. theat com In & Recoverd 
the one healf of hur CTean fathers Esteait 

Which Now I shell Dwo my In Dever To Shew you 
the Eairs to this Esteait of Mrs Seara Mendums com 
to hur by hur father Josheawe Downin after the Death 
of Mr Jona. mendum mared to mr Joseph Curtis 
had one sun by mr Joseph Curtis 

To Which I. Jonathan Fernold has taken [illegible] by 
Year two of Powers of Eatueme From these seins [?] to 
setel as wit nes my hand Jonathan Fernald 

(Page 2) 

Now I Should Show you the Eairs of mrs Seara Mendum 
By whom She had seven children three sons & fore deaugh^®*"' 
then meared to mr Curtes & head one sun which makes eaight 

the Furst Peashins the wif of Ebenezer Fernald by him She had 
Twelve children to whom weare our neams hear menshond 
Eales guneason & Seara Fernald & Joona Dam .... 3 

Ebenezer Fernald «& Jonathan & Simen Fernald . . 3 

Doret Fernald & Ealezeabeth Fernald 2 

mearem Fernald Died left 2 Deafter Seara & mearem 2 

[oleve Fer, crossed out'] Relecker [Rebecca] Weacks* 

•This erasure and change agrees with other records which imply that Olive had 
married and died before the date of this paper. 


Ail Old Kltter]j Record. 


Simean Fernald Died left six children one sun 
Eamos Fernald & meare blunt & Doret Fernald 
& mearem & Ealizebeth meargre Fernalds 

Jonathan mendons Feameale Desest his carry eaught 

Jonathan mendom Juneur Desest left three children 

Seamuel & meargury & Jonathan mendum 

Marey Yetten Desest left five children the neams ar 

Mary Crosle anne yetten Sarah Jonathan & Thales [these last 

three in another handwriting] 
Wiliam mendum & Josheaweay & Robeard mendum 
Doret Small & Jane Steapels and Peashens Fernald Des 
Left fore children Seamuel Pearker [?] & mare c^ suse & honer 







Mrs [torii] Fernald Desests Fairs i. e. 

Capt Dines Fernald Tobias fernald & leazer Fernald 3 

mare Fernald Desest hur Fairs Jeams & Mark & Ben^ Ferna'** 

meare Feald 4 

ToBieas Fernalds Desest left two eairs [Dennis Fernald 2 

guardian to the two minors Alexander & Aritta — 

minors, on a slip pasted on.'\ ' 9 

Deavid Mendum Desest feameale 

Cpt John & Nathanel mendum wido for child 

Marey Jeacson & Seara Read & Ales Neason 



Mrs Ales Preai Desest hur Eairs 

Ebenezer & Seamuel & Josheawea & Nathanel Preay 

Doret Dearing Desest hur Eairs two onle 
Cpt Ebenezer Dearin & Mrs Joanea Leanfear 

Mr Joseph Curtes Desest his Eairs 

Joseph & thomeas & Beniemen & Fexel Curteses 

Seara beatson & Anne Jenkins & Loes Snow 


The hoi eamount of the Nomber of 60 

(Page 3) 

[In another hand] 
Children of Sarah Curtis 

Mother of Jona who 
Dubel Shear 

Peashens Fernold 
Jonathan Mendum 
Marey Fernald 
Ales Preay 
Deavid mendum 
Doret Dearin 
Josheawee D mendum 
Joseph Curtes by 2"^ Husband 

• Opposite this line a square slip of paper is pinned, bearing the two names " Hara- 
date '^ and " Julate." i t^ f i & 

1907.] Alexander Kirhicood, Pensioner, ^ 257 


Communicated by Ghenville Howland Norcross, LL.B. 

The following copy of a paper in my collection, relating to an 
English pensioner, and signed by the rector and a warden of King's 
Chapel, Boston, ^lass., may be of interest : 

These are to Certify That Alex^ Kirkwood is a pensioner 
'^ to the Cheft at Chatham at the yearly Penlion of Four pounds 

l^y Dated at Chatham this first day of January \lD[torn~\ 

go ^3§ Jn^: Bro[^or?i] 

^ Hez'^ : Ilargoode 

Hurt on board the Dunkirk Nich : Hinton 

20^^ : March 1743.— 
To Appear in Three Years. 

TTe the fubscribers. Do hereby Certify That Alex"^ : Kirk[^or7i] 
reiident in Bofton New England is now alive & well in faid Bofton 
and is of alight Complection pitted with the smallpox and Appears to 
us to be about Forty fix years of Age & about five feet & fix Inches 
high, & has a fcarr Fracture or wound on the left side of the 
Upper part of his head and produced to us his Original Pension 
Ticket of which y^ above is a true Copy Witnefs our Hands at Bofton 
the— fifth— day of October A D 1764. 

H.Caner Rec^ of Kings Chapel 
fign'd in presence of me 

by The Rev^ : M'" : Henry Caner & Chas Paxton Warden 
Cha': Paxton Esq^^: 

Rich^"^^ : Jennys* Not : pub : ( M"^ : Silvester Gardner the other 

1764 -( Warden at a great distance 

from Bofton 

* See Register, xxx, 19 ; xlix, 5U. He died in Boston, and was buried Aug. 22, 1768, 
aged 53 years (King's Chapel records). 

t Armorial seal, of the family of Jenney of co. Norfolk, England: 
^rm5— Ermine a bend gules, cottised or; Crest — A hand within a falconer's glove 
in fess argent, perched thereon a falcon with wings expanded or, between two laurel 
branches vert, with beiTies sable. (Harl. Soc. Pub., xxxii, 169.) 

258 Family of Henry Curtis. [July, 



By Henry Ernest Woods, A.M. 

1. Henry^ Ccrtis came to New England in 1635, aged 27 years, 
in the Elizabeth and Ann, and settled at Watertown, Mass., where he was 
a proprietor in 163'", later removing to Sudbury, ^lass., where he was a 
proprietor in 1639. In deeds he is styled " wheelwright." 

He married, probably in Watertown, about 164:0, Mary, daughter of 
Nicholas Guy of Upton Gray, co. Southampton. Enuland, who had come 
to New England in 1638, in the Confidence, and settled at Watertown. 

The will of Joan Parker of St. Saviour's, Southwark, co. Surrey, Eng- 
land, dated 24 Aug., 1674, proved the following year, gives to her " brother 
Henry Curtis of Sundbury in y^^w England," and to his wife, and his three 
sons, Ephraim, John, and Joseph, 20 shillings each. (Register, vol. 
xxxii, page 337.) 

In Dec, 1668, in a lawsuit concerning property stolen from Henry-"- 
Curtis, there are depositions of his sons, Ephraim aged 26, John aged 24, 
and Joseph aged 21, and of Richard Wills aged 20, servant of Ephraim. 
(Middlesex Co. Court files.) 

Henry Curtis died in Sujibury, 8 May, 1678 ; and his widow, Mary, died 
there, 3 Dec, 1682 ; administration of their estates being given to the son 
Joseph.2 (Middlesex Co. Probate, Nos. 3724, 3731.) 

Children, born in Sudbury : 

i. Lieut. Ephraevi,^ b. 31 Mar., 1642; active in King Philip's War; 
d. before May, 1681:, when a committee reported to the General 
Court that his Worcester property was belonging to his heirs and 
assigns (Coll. of Worcester Soc. of Antiquity, vol. 3, page 39). 
There is no probate record of him, nor any mention of a wife or 
family, and as his property appeared later in the estate of his 
sole surviving brother, Joseph,'^ it would indicate that he was 
unmarried. The final adjustment of the trouble which followed 
his purchase of the Noyes land at Worcester gave him 50 acres 
of land within, and 250 acres without, that town. (Mass. Colony 
Records, vol. v, page 10.) Bodge says of him : " Ephraim Curtis 
. ^ . was an important personage in the negotiations at this time 

/ ;'. : - [1675] and in the subsequent events. He was • • • about 

thirty-three years old at this time, a notable scout and hunter, well 
versed in Indian ways, and intimately acquainted with many of 
these tribes. He was also a trader, and had a house at Quan- 
sii?amug (Worcester)." (Soldiers in King Philip's War, pages 

ii. John, b. in 1644; d. unmarried, in Sudbury, 31 Dec, 1678. 
2, iii. Joseph, b. 17 July, 1647. 

2. Joseph^ Curtis (Henry^) was born in Sudbury, Mass., 17 July, 
1647, and died there, 26 Nov., 1700. In 1675 he served in the 
Mt. Hope campaign in King Philip's War, under Capt. Thomas 
Prentice. (Dodge's Soldiers in King Philip's War, page 81.) 

He married, in Sudbury, 5 Feb., 1677, Abigail, born in Sudbury, 
14 Oct., 1655, died there, 28 Apr., 1745, daughter of Capt. John 
and Sarah (Busby-Cakebread) Grout, of Sudbury. 

1907.] Family of Henry Curtis. 259 

His will, dated 23 Nov., 1700, probated 16 Dec. following, of 
which his widow, Abigail, was executrix, names his eldest sou 
Ephraim, to whom was given " all my rights titles and interest 
that is belonging to me in Woster " ; son Joseph ; and daughters 
Abigail, Mary, and Sarah. The inventory shows, besides other real 
estate, " Two farms lyins: at Woster, the farm containing 250 acres 
and a fifty acre lot." (Middlesex Co. Probate, No. 3729.) 

Children, born in Sudbury : 

i. Abigail, 3 b. 2 Mar., 1678-9; d. about 1765; m. about 1705, Capt. 
John Gouldin*. 

3. 11. Ephraim, b. -t Sept., 1680. 

iii. Mary, b. 25 Dec, 1686; m. li Dec, 1710, Thomas Stone. 

4. iv. Joseph, b. 15 July, 1689. 

V. Sarah, d. 26 Sept., 1762; m. 28 Dec, 1715, Jonathan Smith. 

3. Ephraim^ Curtis, Esq. {Joseph,'^ Henry^) was born in Sudbury, 

Mass., 4 Sept., 1680, and there married, 10 May, 1705, Mary, born 
in Sudbury, 19 Feb., 1682, died there, 22 Feb., 1761, daughter of 
David and Susanna ( ) Stone, of Sudbury. 

He died in Sudbury, 17 Nov., 1759, and his gravestone, in East 
Sudbury (now Wayland), states that he was a Justice of the Peace, 
Major of a Regiment, and many years Representative in the General 
Court. (Hudson's History of Sudbury, Mass., page 570.) In 1741 
be was appointed a Special Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. 
(Mass. Civil List, page 89.) 

Administration of his estate was declined by the widow, Mary, 
and oldest surviving son, John, and, at their request, the son Maj. 
Joseph was appointed administrator. On the distribution paper is 
an endorsement as to the heirs, as follows : Ephraim's heirs, eldest 
son ; John ; Joseph ; Mary Gleason ; Susanna's heirs ; Samuel's 
heirs. (Middlesex Co. Probate, No. 3721.) 

Children, all born in Sudbury : 

Ephraim, •» b. 15 July, 1706. 

Capt. John, b. 20 Sept., 1707. 

Mary, b. 29 Dec, 1710; d. 1 Dec, 1770; m. 20 Dec, 1732, Ens. 

Jason Gleason. 
SusAJN^^A, b. 9 Sept., 1714; d. 1 Feb., 1756; m. Lieut. Jonathan 

Maj. Joseph, b. 22 Dec, 1721. 
Lieut. Samuel, b. 1 June, 1724. 

4. Joseph* Curtis {Joseph,"^ Henry^) was born in Sudbury, Mass., 15 

July, 1689, and died in Med way, Mass., 21 Jan., 1754. He was 
one of the founders of Medway, 1713. (Jameson's History of 
Medway, Mass., page 45.) 

He married first, about 1716, Hannah , who died in Med- 
way, 9 Nov., 1738; and married second, in Medfield, Mass., 12 
Mar., 1739-40, Mary, born in Medfield, 26 Feb., 1698-9, died in 
Medway, 20 Mar., 1779, daughter of John and Judith (Fisher) 
Bullen, of Medfield. 

Children by first wife, all bom in Medway : 

i. Abigail,* b. 6 Oct., 1717; d. 23 June, 1807; m. as his second wife* 

25 June, 1759, William Richardson. 
il. Hannah, b. 28 June, 1721; d. 10 Oct., 1727. 
iii. Mary, b. 24 Aug., d. 25 Aug., 1724. 
9. iv. Joseph, b. 24 Feb., 1727-8. 




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260 Family of Heni'y Curtis, [July, 

Child by second wife, born in Medway : 
V. Mary, b. 19 May, 1742; d. U Aug., 1756 (?). 

5. Ephraim^ Ctrtis {Ephraim,^ Joseph,'^ Henry^), born in Sudbury, 

Mass., 15 July, 1706, settled in Worcester, Mass., where he died, 
1 Jan., 1747-8. His father, 9 Nov., 1731, deeded to him a tract of 
250 acres of land bounded north by Worcester, westerly by land of 
Samuel Boutwell and Gershom How, southerly by Sutton town 
line, and easterly by land some time past claimed by Capt. Nathaniel 
Jones. (Worcester Co. Deeds, vol. 5, pai^e 403.). 

He, then called of Worcester, married in Sudbury, 23 Dec, 1729, 
Mary, born in 1706, died in Worcester, 1 Dec, 1745, daughter 
of Isaac and Sibyl (Collins) Rice, of Sudbury. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

10. i. Samuel' (twin), b. 26 Sept., 1730. 

ii. Judith (twin), b. 26 Sept.. 1730; d. young. 

iii. Mary, b. 5 Mar., 1732; d. unmarried, before 1759. 

iv. Abigail, b. 21 June, 173-1; m. 20 Feb., 1755, Ebenezer Staples. 

11. V. Ephraim, b. 6 Sept., 1736. 

vi. Olfv^er, b. 29 Jan., 1740 ; m. in Sudbury, 7 Apr., 1763, Mary Damon ; 
had William,^ b. in Worcester, 29 July, 1763 ; no further record 
obtained. An Oliver Curtis, of Ward (now Auburn), Mass.. m. 
in Sutton, Mass., 29 June, 1797, Judith Chase, and had Ephraim, 
b. in Ward, 27 Mar., 1798, and Betsey, b. in Sutton, 17 May, 1800. 

vii. Judith, b. 15 Oct., 1744. 

6. Capt. John^ Curtis {Ephraim,^ Joseph,- Henry'^), born in Sudbury, 

Mass., 20 Sept., 1707, settled in Worcester, Mass., where he died, 
29 June, 1797. 

He served as captain of a company for the relief of Fort William 
Henry, in 1757 ; aud was a signer of the Tory Protest in 1774, but 
afterwards recanted, and was admitted to favor. From 1754 to 
1774 he kept a tavern in Worcester. 

He married first, in Sudbury, 4 June, 1729, Rebekah, born Jan., 
1709, died in Worcester, 24 Mar., 1755, daughter of Benjamin and 
Elizabeth (Newell) Wight, of Sudbury ; and married second, in 
Lancaster, Mass., 13 Nov., 1755, Elizabeth, baptized in Lancaster, 
22 Nov., 1713, daughter of Rev. John and Mary ( -Gardner) 

Prentice, and widow of Daniel Robbins, of Lancaster, by whom he 
had no issue. * 

Children by first wife, all born in Worcester except the first: 

i. Jonathan,^ b. in Sudbury, 9 Aug., 1729; d. 4 Jan., 1732-3. 

12. ii. John, b. 19 May, 1731. 

iii. Jonathan, b. 15 May, 1733. 

iv. Sarah, b. 27 Jan., 1736-7; d. young. 

V. Elizabeth, b. 28 Dec, 1738. 

vi. William, b. 8 Feb., 1740-1 ; d. 16 Apr., 1749. 

vii. Rkbekah, b. 5 Nov., 1742 ; d. 4 Oct., 1745. 

viii. Joseph, b. 31 Oct., 1744; d. 20 Sept., 1745. 

13. ix. James, b. 8 Sept., 1746. 

X. Mary, b. 3 Oct., 1747; m. 27 June, 1771, Dea. John Chamberlain. 

xi. Sarah, b. 28 Au{?., 1749; m. Capt. William Jones. 

xii. William, b. 29 Jan., 1750-1; served in the Revolution; m. in Wor- 
cester, 25 Aug., 1771, Sarah, b. in Worcester, 1 May, 1751, dau. 
of Jabez and Sarah (Gookin) Tatman, of Worcester; had il/ary,* 
bapt. 18 Oct., 1772, and Sarah; no further record obtained. 

14. xiii. Joseph, bapt. 21 Mar., 1752; served in the Revolution. 

15. xiv. Tyler, b. 28 Apr., 1753. 


1907.] Family of Henry Curtis. 2G1 

7. Ma J. Joseph'* Curtis {Ephraim,^ Joseph,' Henry^) was born in 

Sudbury, Mass., 22 Dec, 1721, and died in East Sudbury (now 
Wayland), 6 Oct., 1791. In 1757 he was Lieut, of the 1st Foot 
Company of Sudbury; in 1771 he was Capt. of the 1st Company, 
Troop of Horse; and 26 Oct., 1778, he appears, with the title of 
Maj., in Capt. Nathaniel Maynard's muster roll (Hudson's History 
of Sudbury, Mass., page 406). 

He married first, in Sudbury, 11 Sept., 1744, Jane, born in Sud- 
bury, 11 Apr., 1725, died there, 22 Feb., 1748-9, daughter of 
Peter and Abigail (Thompson) Plympton, of Sudbury; and mar- 
ried second, in Sudbury, 7 May, 1752, Abigail, born in Sudbury, 
18 Aug., 1733, died in East Sudbury, 16 Aug., 1805, daughter of 
Capt. David and Abigail (Jenison) Baldwin, of Sudbury. 

Children bv fii'st wife, all born in Sudbury : 

f ^ V 

i. Sarah, ^ b. 23 Mar., 1744-5; m. 12 Oct., 1760, Ephraim Abbot. 

ii. Mary, b. 31 Aug., 17-10. 

ill. Ephraim, b. 4 Au^r., 1748; d.' before 179S; m. 23 May, 1770, Relief, 
b. in Sudbury, 6 Nov., 1751, d. after 179S, dan. of Daniel and 
Thankful ( ) Putnam; resided in Sudbury and Rutland, 

Mass. ; no further record obtained. Cliildren : 1. Ephraim,^ 
b. in Sudbury, 20 May, 1771. 2. Hebecca, bapt. in Rutland, 27 
Dec, 1772. 3. Jane, bapt. in Rutland, 12 Feb., 1775. 4. Liicy, 
bapt. in Rutland, 18 May, 1777. 5. Hannah, d. in East Sudbury, 
10 June, 1798. 

Children by second wife, all born in Sudbury : 

iv. Col. David, b. 22 Apr., 1753; d. 27 Oct., 1832; m. 1 May, 1777, 
Abigail, b. 3 Sept., 1757, dau. of Elijah and Susannah (Stone) 
Bent, of East Sudbury; resided in East Sudbury; no further 
record obtained. Children: 1. Joseph,^h. 18 Aug., 1779. 2. David., 
b. 7 Apr., 1781. 3. Henry, b. 20 Apr., 1783. 4. John, b. — May, 
1785. 5. Elijah, b. —Aug., 1787. 6. Nabby, b. 11 Mar., 1792. 

V. Abigail, b. 21 May, 1755; m. 14 Dec, 1774, Rev. Jonathan Barnes. 

vi. JA^'E, b. 31 July, 1754; ra. 22 Feb., 1780, Trowbridge Taylor. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. 11 Aug., 1759; m. Hastings. 

viii. LccY, b. 11 Apr., 1761 ; ra. 26 Jan., 1786, John Flairg, Jr. 

ix. Lydia, b. 19 Apr., 1763; m. 16 June, 1783, David Baldwin. 

X. Joseph, b. 13 July, 1765; d. 22 Aug., 1770. 

xi. Catharine, b. 22 Apr., 1767; d. 19' Aug., 1770. 

xii. Rebecca, b. 6 July, 1769; d. 23 Aug., 1770. 

xiii. Joseph, b. 2 Jan., 1771. 

xiv. Capt. Willl\m, b. 14 May, 1774 ; d. 28 Jan., 1820 ; m. 14 May, 1807, 
Hannah Larnard; no further record obtained. Children: 1. 
Abigail.^ 2. Catharine. 3. William. 4. George. 5. Hannah Jane. 

XV. Catharine, b. 9 Dec, 1775. 

8. Lieut. Samuel* Curtis (Ephraim,^ Joseph,'^ Henry^) was born in 

Sudbury, Mass., 1 June, 1724. In 1758 he served as Lieut, under 
Capt. Samuel Dakin in the expedition against Crown Point, and 
was killed 20 July, 1758, in the engagement at Half Way Brook, 
near Fort Edward, N. Y. 

He married first, in Sudbury, 20 Feb., 1745-6, .Jerusha, born in 
Sudbury, 18 Dec, 1724, died there, 13 July, 1747, daughter of 
Robert and Abigail (Sawin) Cutting, of Sudbury; and married 
second, in Reading, Mass., 25. Aug., 1749, Hannah Nichols, perhaps 
daughter of Timothy and Hannah ( ), of Reading. 

Child by first wife, born in Sudbury : 

i. Jerusha,* b. 14 Nov., 1746; m. 6 Aug., 1769, her cousin Robert 

262 Family of Henry Curtis. [July, 

.'1 ■ ■ .■ _ . ■ 

Children by second wife, all born in Sudbury: 

ii. Hannah, b. 10 Mar., 1752. 

iii. Samuel, b. 17 Jan., 1753. 

iv. Susannah, b. 23 Mar., 1756. 

V. Mary, b. 21 Sept., 1758. 

9. Joseph^ Curtis (Joseph,^ Joseph,"^ Hennf-') was born in Medway, 
Mass., 24 Feb., 1727-8, and died there, 6 Nov., 1791. 

He married, in Medway, 12 Oct., 1757, Rachel, born in Medway, 
12 May, 1738, died there, 4 Mar., 1810, daughter of Henry and 
Hannah (Bullard) Daniels, of Medway. 

Children, all born in Medway: 

16. i. Jeremiah,^ b. 25 Mar,, 1758. 

ii. Abigail, b. 12 June, 17G0; m. 30 Aug., 1777, Asa Adams, 
iii. Keziaii, b. 16 Aug., 176-t; m. 6 June, 1785, Elijah Partri(.1<?e. 
iv. Hannah, b. 26 May, 1775; m. 2'J Nov., 1798, Heury Bullard, Jr. 

10. Sa3IUEL^ Curtis, Esq. [Ephrc^m,^ Ephraim^ Joseph^ Henry^) was 

born in "Worcester, Mass., 2G Sept., 1730, and died there, 18 Oct., 
1814. He was a Justice of the Peace, Lieutenant of Militia, a 
member of important committees in the Revolution, and a Repre- 
sentative in the General Court, 1778-1785, 1802, 1804, 1806. 

He married, in Worcester, 30 Mar., 1757, Mary, born in Wor- 
cester, 8 Nov., 1735, died there, 3 June, 1830, daughter of Maj. 
Daniel and Mary (Stone-Coggin) Ward, of Worcester. 

Children, ail born in Worcester : 

i, Samuel,^ bapt. 21 Jan., 1759; d. young. 

ii. Mary, bapt. 10 Feb., 1760; d. 12 Oct., 1839; unmarried. 

17. iii. Capt. Samuel, bapt. 11 Oct., 1761. 
iv. Ephralm, bapt. 3 Apr., 1763. 

V. Sarah, bapt. 23 Juue, 1765; m. 1 Dec, 1791, Samuel Boyden. 

vi. Levi, bapt. 4 Oct., 1767. 

vii. Lucretia, bapt. 27 May, 1770; m. 1 Jan., 1800, Aaron Flagg. 

viii. Lydia, bapt. 26 July, 1772 ; d. young. 

ix. AzuBAH, bapt. 22 Jan., 1775. 

X. Lydia, bapt. 13 Aug., 1780. 

11. Ephraim^ Curtis {Ephraim^^ Ephraim^ Joseph^ Henry^) was born 

in Worcester, Mass., 6 Sept., 1736. The record of his death has 
not been obtained. 

He married, in Worcester, 4 Dec, 1763, Sarah, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Elizabeth (Gallup) Paine, of Worcester. 

Children, all born in Worcester: • 

• i. EPHRAiivi« (?), d. 9 Oct., 1839, aged 75yrs. 
ii. Dolly, bapt. 6 May, 1765. 

Iii. Sarah, b. 9 May, 1767 ; m. 28 Jan., 1790, Ebenezer Mower, 
iv. Nathaniel, bapt. 16 July, 1769. 

V. Elizabeth, bapt. 3 Nov., 1771; m. 10 Jan., 1791, William Cham- 
vi. Catharine, bapt. 23 Jan., 1774. 
vii. Mary, bapt. 18 Feb., 1776. 

12. John'' Curtis {John^^ Ephraim,^ Joseph,"^ Henry^) was born in Wor- 

cester, Mass., 19 May, 1731, and died there, 13 Dec, 1768. 

He married, in Worcester, 15 May, 1755, Elizabeth, born in Wor- 
cester, 14 Sept., 1732, died in Shrewsbury, Mass., 16 May, 1777, 
daughter of Phinehas and Elizabeth ( ) Hey wood, of Wor- 



Family of Henry Curtis. 













Children, all born in Worcester : 

Rebecca,^ b. 13 Feb., 1756; m. 19 Dec, 1782, Samuel Jennison. 

Elizabeth, b. 26 Feb., 1758. 

John, b. 14 Nov., 1760. 

David, bapt. 30 Jan., 1763. 

Nathaniel, bapt. 18 Aug., 1765; d. 28 June, 1818. 

Dorothy, bapt. 26 July, 1767; m. 5 Dec, 1787, David Craige. 

James^ Curtis {John,'^ Ephraim^ Joseph,^ Henry^) was born in Wor- 
cester, Mass., 8 Sept., 1746, and died 19 Jan., 1789, in Princeton, 
Mass., where lie had settled. 

He married, in Shrewsbury, Mass., 24 May, 1770, Sarah, born in 
Shrewsbury, 25 June, 1749, died in Princeton, 19 Sept., 1787, daugh- 
ter of Capt. Abraham and Dinah (Rice) Eager, of Shrewsbury. 

Children : 

i. AzuBAH,^ bapt. in Worcester, 20 Jan., 1771. 

ii. Sophia, m. 1 Jan., 1795, Samuel Smith. 

ili. Elizabeth. 

iv. James. 

V. TvLEK, m. 18 Mar., 1802, Maryan Flagg. 

vi. Eager. 

vii. Sarah. 

Joseph^ Curtis (John^^ Ephraim,^ Joseph,- Henry^) was baptized in 
Worcester, Mass., 21 Mar., 1752, and settled in Shrewsbury, Mass. 
The record of his death has not been obtained. 

He married, in Shrewsbury, 1 Aug., 1774, Eleanor, born in 
Shrewsbury, 22 Feb., 1758, daughter of Dr. Edward and Mary 
(How) Flint, of Shrewsbury. 

Children, all born in Shrewsbury : 

i. Eleanor,^ b, 15 Dec, 1774:; m. in Worcester, 19 May, 1796, Jason 
• ii. Catharine, b. 28 Aug., 1776; d. 15 Nov., 1777. 
iii. Willia.m, b. 23 Jan., 1779. 
iv. Mary, b. 23 July, 1781. 
V. Catharine, b. 19 Sept., 1783. 

Tyler^ Curtis {John,* Ephraim,^ Joseph,- Henry^) was born in 
Worcester, Mass., 28 Apr., 1753, and died there, 16 Apr., 1807. 

He married, in Worcester, 5 Sept., 1776, Lydia, born in Worces- 
ter, 8 Oct., 1755, died there, 5 Oct., 1841, daughter of Jacob and 
Lydia (Stone) Chamberlain, of Worcester. 

Children, aU born in Worcester : 

1. Tyler," b. 15 Feb., d. 23 May, 1777. 

ii. Rebecca, b. 20 July, 1778 ; m. as liis second wife, 4 June, 1804, 

Rev. David Long, 
iii. John, b. 5 Apr., 1781; d. 14 Sept., 1783. * 
iv. John, b. 23 Dec, 1783; d. 3 Aug., 1826; m. 16 Mar., 1807, Nancy 

S to well. 
V. Sarah (or Sally), b. 2 Apr., 1786; d. 2-t July, 1788. 
vi. Dolly', bapt. 25 Aug., 1788; d. 20 Jan., 1791. 
vii. Elizabeth Prentice, b. 17 May, 1791; m. 24 June, 1812, Jonathan 

viii. Nathaniel, b. 29 Aug., 1793; d. 28 Mar., 1810. 
ix. Samuel, b. 12 June, 1796 ; d. 17 May, 1811. 
X. Tyler, b. 29 Feb., 1801; d. 17 Mar., 1842. 

Jeremiah^ Curtis {Joseph,* Joseph,^ Joseph,"^ Ilenry^) was born in 
Medway, Mass., 25 Mar., 1758, and died there, 5 Aug., 1804. 

264 Family of Henry Curtis, [July, 

He married, in Sberborn, Mass., 1 May, 1783, Sarah, born in 
1762, died in Medway, 10 Nov., 1828, daughter of Jonas and Sarah 
( ) Greenwood, of Sherborn. 

Children, all born in Medway : 

i. Jeremiah, 8 b. 17 Oct., 1785; d. 3 Jan., 1798. 

ii. Joseph, b. 6 Dec, 1787; m, 13 Mar., 1813, Annis Clark. 

iii. Sauah, b. 11 Aug., 1790; ra. 8 Jan., 1809, Seth Allen. 

iv. Jesse, b, 13 July, 1792; m. 25 Nov., 1813, Lydia Allen. 

V. Polly, b. 9 Dec, 1794; d. — Jan., 1837; unmarried. 

vi. Kezlvh, b. 12 Sept., 1797; d. 24: Mar., 1798. 

vii. Jonas, b. 25 Nov., 1799; m. (int. rec. 9 Mar., 1821) Alma BuUard. 

viii. Achsa, b. 20 Apr., 1803; ra. 14 Sept., 1826, Simeon Clark. 

17. Capt. Samuel^ Curtis {Samuel^^ Ephraim,'^ Ephraim,^ Joseph,'^ 
Henry^) was baptized in AVorcester, Mass., 11 Oct., 1761, and died 
there, 29 Jan., 1811. He was a Capt. of Militia. 

He married first, in AVorcester, 20 Aug., 178o, Eunice, born in 
Worcester, 16 July, 1762, died there, 22 Aug., 1802, daughter of 
Col. Benjamin and Abigail (Chadwick) Flagg, of Worcester; and 

married second, about 1806, Eunice, daughter of Taft and 

widow of David Stowell, of Uxbridge, Mass. 
Children by tirst wife, all born in Worcester: 

i. Sally,' b. 25 Nov.^ 1785. 
ii. Abigail, b. 23 Feb., 1788. 
iii. Aaron, b. 5 May, 1790. 
iv. Samuel, b. 17 Apr., 1792. 
V. Ephraim, b. 8 Apr., 1791. 
vi. Lydia, b. 22 May, 1796. 
vii. John B., b. 29 Apr., 1798; d. 29 July, 182S. 

viii. Benjamin Franklin, b. 7 Sept., 1800; m. in Auburn, Mass., 4 Api'., 
1731, Hannah S. Wakefield. 

Children by second wife, all born in Worcester: 

ix. Albert, bapt. 13 July, 1807. 

X. William. 

xi. Eunice, bapt. 21 Oct., 1810. 

18. David^ Curtis {Joha^^ John,'^ Ephraim^ Joseph^ Henry^) was bap- 
tized in Worcester, Mass., 30 Jan., 1763, and died there, 12 Feb., 

He married, in Worcester, 5 Dec, 1791, Susannah, born in 

Rutland, Mass., 7 Jan., 1772, died in Worcester, 16 Dec, 1830, 

;; daughter of Lieut. Samuel, Jr., and Dorothy (Fletcher) Stone, of 

1^::- ■ ' Rutland. She married second, 9 Dec, 1817, as his second wife, 

Silas Bigelow. 

Children, all born in Worcester : 

i. Dolly :Piiazer,7 b. 16 Oct., 1792; d. 26 Aug., 1796. 

ii. Susanna, b. 15 May, 1791; d. 1 May, 1795. 

iii. Betsey (?), bapt. 15 June, 1791. 

iv. George, b. 23 Feb., 1796; lived in Worcester, Mass., Providence, 
R. 1., and New York, N. Y. ; d. in Jacksonville, Florida, 9 Jan., 
1856; m. (1) in Providence, 6 Mar., 1821, Mary Elizabeth, b. in 
Providence, 26 Oct., 1798, dau. of Hon. James, Jr., and Sally 
(Arnold) Burrill, of Providence; and m. (2) in Providence, 3 Apr., 
1831, Julia Bowen, b. in Providence, 17 Nov., 1810, dau. of Hon. 
Samuel Willard and Elizabeth (Paine) Bridghara, of Providence. 
Among his children were (by the first wife) : James Burrill,^ b. in 
■ Providence, 22 Nov., 1821, d. in En<^land, 15 Jan., 1895; George 
WiUutm, L.H.D., LL.D., b. in Providence. 24 Feb., 1821, d. in 
West New Brighton, Staten Island, N. Y., 31 Aug., 1892, an hou. 


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member and hon. vice-pres. of the N. E. Hist. Gen. Soc. ; (by the 
second wife) Samuel Bridgham, b. in Providence, 24 Dec, ISo-i, 
d. ia West New Brighton, Staten Island, N. Y., 29 July, 1887; 
Lieut. -Col. Joseph Bndgham, S.B., b. in Providence, 25 Oct., 1836, 
d. at Fredericksburg, Va., 13 Dec, 1862; Edward, M.D., b. in 
Providence, 4 June, 1838; and Jb/i/i (rreeu, M.D., LL.D., b. in New 
York, 29 Oct., 1844. 

V. Dolly Frazek, b. 1 Jan., 1798; m. 16 Sept., 1823, Dr. Johu Green. 

vi. Susanna (or Susan), b. 14 Sept., 1799; m. 24 Oct., 1827, Horatio 

vii. Juliana, bapt. 29 Mar., 1801. 

viii. Edward Whiting, bapt. 30 Jan., 1803; d. young. 

ix. Edwakd Whiting, b. 5 Jan., 1806; settled in Rhode Island. 

X. Rebecca Jenison, b. 18 Dec, 1808; m. 21 May, 1844, Thornton 
Alexander Merrick. 

xi. Mary Palmer, bapt. 26 Jan., 1812. 


Communicated by Gerald Fothergill, Esq., of New Wandsworth, London, 


[Continued from Vol. 60, page 139.] 

List of Passengers on board the Prudence, of Philadelphia, Sworn at 
Dublin, 9 March, 1804. 

Thos Maitland aged 2: 

Ann '' b^ f One fannily from 

and child 

Mary Ann Maitland 
James Barry 
John McDermott 
James McCarty 
John Gitten 
and child 
Jane Hines 

V I Baltinglass, Wicklow 

25 Apothecary, Dublin 

26 Clerk 

26 '' " 

30 '' " 


22 Glasnevin " 

Additional List of Passengers taken on board since the above was sworn 


John Nixon 
John Trevin 
James Gore 

26 Farmer, Manor Hamilton, Leitrim 

27 <i « *» « 

24 Clerk, Dublin 

List of Passengers in the Eagle, for New York, sworn at Belfast, 10 
March, 1804. 

Josiah Kerr age 28 height 5- 8 Clerk, Longhbickyard. Thin faced 

and pretty fair 
Joseph " 21 5-10 Farmer, Hillsborough. Smooth and 

fair faced 
Hamilton " 17 5- Farmer, Hillsborough. Smooth and 

fair faced 
John M'^Murdy 30 5- 7 Farmer, Banbridge. Pitted with the 



Passenger Lists to A.merica. 


James M'-'Mullen 

age 28 

Robert Cavart 


Jas Fulton 


Arthur "VYalker 


TIios Gordon 


Robert Whany 


Robt Smith 


Hu Ilanison 


Paul RoEjan 


W™ M'^Kee 


Arch'^ Williams 


John Benson 


Robert Patterson 


Adam Patterson 


John Dickson 


James Black 


James Moones 


Anth^ M^Mordy 


Eliz Kerr 


Eliz Kerr 


Sarah Kerr 


Marg Cavart 


Eliza Walker 


Margaret Gordon 


Margaret Walker 


Jane Whany 


Nancy Williams 


age 28 height 5- 6 Farmer, Longhbrickland. Red 

haired, smooth faced, and lame of 

a knee 
5- 2 Labourer, Rathfyland. Smooth and 

fair faced 
5- 8 Labourer, Maghrolin. Smooth and 

fair faced 
5-0 Labourer, Drumore. Yellow and 

smooth faced 
5- 5 Labourer, Drumore. Yellow and 

pitted with small-pox 
5- 7 Farmer, Drumore. Ruddy, a little 

5- 6 Labourer, Hillsborough. Sallow thin 

and smooth faced 
5-11 Farmer, Drumore. Ruddy Com- 
plexion and black eyed. 
5- 8 Labourer, Loughbucklaud. Spare 

5-10 Labourer, M*^ Stewart. Thin faced 

& ruddy 
5- 8 Farmer, Castle Dawson. Smooth 

faced, fair haired 
5- 3 Labourer, Near Drumore. Little 

pitted, black hair 
5-11 Farmer, Ballindeny. Black hair and 

5- 6 Farmer, Ballindeny. Fair haired, a 

little pitted 
■ 5- 7 Farmer, Banbridge. Smooth face. 

black hair 
5-11 Lin nen draper, Banbridge. Smooth 

faced, black hair 

5- 7 Farmer, Ballendeny. Little pitted, 
fair hair 

6- Farmer, Banbridge. Ruddy com- 

5- 4 Spinster, Loughbickland. Brown 

5- 6 Spinster, Hillsborough. Brown and 
smooth faced 

5- 4 Spinster, Hillsborough. A little pit- 
ted with the small-pox 

5- Spinster, Rathpiland. Fair and 
smooth faced 

5- 3 Spinster, Dromon. Fair, a little 

5- 4 Spinster, Dromon. Fair and smooth 
faced . 

6- Spinster, Ilillsboro'. Yellow and a 
little pitted 

4— Dromon. Tender eyed and fair 

5- 6 Spinster, Castle Dawson. Black 
haired, a little pitted 


Passenger Lists to America. 


Jane Dickson age 21 height 5- 3 Spinster, Bambridge. Smooth and 

fair faced. 
Hamilton Brown 35 5- 4 Farmer, Killnechy. Pale faced and 

Jane " 35 5- 3 Spinster, Killnechy. Pale faced and 

W" Whaly a child 7 

List of Passengers to go on board the American Ship Maria, of Wil- 
mington, bound for Philadelphia, sworn at Londonderry, 10 March, 1804. 

Nancy M'^Keever aged 45 Spinster 

Robert Fulton 



Jolm Rice 



Mary Ann Hammond 



Nancy Fulton 



Robert Milhir 



Arthur ]Murphy 



James Douglierty 



Jas M^Kiuley 



Sarah Murphy 



Mary M'Gomery 



Marg^ Pearson 



Frans Scott 



James Dogherty 



Sam^ McKinley 



Patt Karlin 



John M'Conway 



Mary M"" Con way 



Hugh Smith 



Humphry Graham 



Tho'^ Graham 



Barny M^Canna 



Robert Leonard 



Henry Rankin 



W" Anderson 



W™ Edmoud 



John Anderson 



Hen^ Anderson 



W° Harkin 



Jos Arskine 



Jas Waker 



Sam^ Bellman 



John Bellman 



Sam^ Anderson 



Marg*^ Anderson 



Ann Walker 



List of Passengers to New York on the Charles and Harriott, sworn at 
Sligo, 29 March, 1804. 


Martin Carney 
Peter Carroll 
W"^ Curry 
VOL. LXI. 18 

of Mogherow 




Passenger Lists to America. 


Fras M'^Gowan 

of Mogherow 


Roger Gill 

Co. Fermanagh 


Bryan M'^^Manus 

U ii 


Philip Rogers 



Robert Muns 



Alex"^ Rutledge 



Hugh Murray 



W" More ton 

Co. Fermanagh 


Tho^ M' Intire 



Bryan Collen 



Joliu Flynn 



Michael Golden 



John Elliott 



]Mich^ Dunn 



Peter ^PGarrv 



I\Iichi OHara " 

Co Sligo 


James " 

u u 


Edw^^ " 

ii ii 


Payton Farrell 



Patt Fox 

" < _ ■: 


Mark McGovvau 






Con. Hart 

Co Fermanagh 


James M^^^Morrow 



Alex'" Martin 



W"" Chambers 



Edwd Chambers 



V.".V .- 

A List of passengers from Londonderry to New York, on the ship 
American^ sworn at Londonderry, 31 March, 1804. 

Pat^ M'^Kay aged 40 of Moojhera 

Alex-^ '' 21 

Nancy " 40 

Thomas Bradley 20 

John Dougherty 20 

James Parks 28 
Thomas M'Gomeray 19 

Captain Sterling 25 

James Bond 18 

John Clyde . 13 

Geo Crawford 19 

Robert Johnston 20 

Thos Ramsey 21 

Gerard Twine 23 

Owen M'Glenhy 34 

Mary M^GIenhy 32 

John Donaghy 41 

James Dougherty 39 

Elenor Dougherty 38 

James Patterson 25 

Alex"- IVIcDonald 19 

Hugh Ramsay 29 

Alexr " 23 




Rush bank 


New York 




Nn Cumber 


Nn Stewart 




Nn Liraavady 

Nn Limavaddy 



















Passenger Lists to A.mer{ca. 


James Dougherty 

aged 29 


Tanner ? 

William Donaghy 








Alex " 




Sarah " 



William McLaughlin 




John M*^^Loughlin 




Alex'' " 




Mary " 




James Buchannon 




William Miller 


Nn Clinavady 


AJex Dougherty 




A List of Passeiwers intendini;; to <io by the British Brii^ Alexis, of 
Greenock, to "Wilminuton. North Carolina, sworn 29 March, 1804. 








Batty " jun*^ 


James Flanagan 

James Gordon 

Hu Wilson 

Tho^ Gormen 

W°^ Grey son 

Oliver Flunket 

Michael Mackay 

Terence Murphy 

Will"' Vance 

Patrick Fenor 

Indorsed from Newry 




age uncertain 








Near Belfast 



















A List of Passengers from Sligo to New York, sworn 29 March, 1804. 

W'» Jeffers 
Alex Griffith 
John Hodman 
Geo Taylor 
Robt Griffith 
Jn'' Low 
Robt Elliott 
; Arch^ " 

David Ellis 
Thos Armstrong 
And^ Taylor 
Geo Young 
Mich' Farrill 
Jno McMorrow 
Peter Brady 
Jno Carty 
Patt M^Donogh 


























Passenger Lists to America. 



And'^ M^^Nossen 

Ardnastran Clerk 

M*^ Donogher 



James " 


" M*^Donogher jun 


Robt Cracy 


Edw'' Crawford 


Ben CafPry 


Jas Caffiuiy 


W"^ Vaiigh 



Henry Dowler 



Jn« Duffy 



Hugh Crawford 



Thos Pattinson 



Hugh Davis 




List of Passengers of the Ship Susan, of and for New York, sworn at 
Dublin, 28 March, 1804. 

Patrick Glenning aged 22 Fair, Monasterever, Kildare, Labourer 

Mary " 

Michael Cawlin 

Mary Kennv 

Edward Donacran 

Michael Brancrhill 

Eliza Fullard 

Frances Fullard 

Jane Fullard 

Nicholas Caffrey 

Patrick Wogan 

Good Rhind 

Keeron Carrill 

Thomas Durm 

Michael Taylor 

Thomas Matland 

Anne Matland 

Mary Ann Matland 

James Barry 

Edward M'^Dermott 

Robert Dyas 

James Gore . 

James Yates 

Joseph Dempsey 

Judith Campbell 

Jane Hyres 

Mark Kelly 

Mary Kelly 

John Foran 

Simon Donnolly 

Luke Toole 

William Christian 

Nicholas Plobart 

Michael Murthe 

2-4 " - " Spinster 

23 Dark, Nober, Meath, Labourer 

3G " Dublin. Married 

21 Fair, Conuotwood, Queens Co^, Labourer 

30 Sallow, Bala Branghin, Kings County, Labourer 

26 Fair, Edenderry, Kings Co^., Spinster 
W ^i « <' <<^ '< 

20 ti a i( ii li 

21 Light, Monastereven, Kildare, Farmer 

20 P'air, Dublin, Gentleman 
23 Light, " " 
23 " '' Servant 

28 Dark, Bala Braughen, Kings Co^., Labourer 

38 Sandy, Dublin, Labourer 

21 Light, Dunlavan, Wicklow, Labourer 
56 Dark, " " Married 
20 Fair " " Spinster 
23 Fair, Dublin, Gentleman 
30 Dark, " '' 
19 Light, Kings Court, Cavan, Gentleman 
26 Sandy, Dublin, Gentleman 

34 '* Newry " 
18 Fair, Upper Wood, Queens Co^., Servant 
25 Brown, Knockmack, Meath, Married 
30 " Drogheda, Married 
30 ** Monastereven, Kildare, Farmer 
30 " " " Married 

35 Sandy 

22 Dark, Naas 

28 Fair, Donnybrook, Dublin, Clerk 

25 Fair, Dublin, Labourer 

30 Dark, Mullingar, Meath, Labourer 

25 Lurganlyseen, South, Labourer 

[To be continued.] 





1907.] The Sherman Family. 271 


By Fraxk Dempster Shermax, Ph.B., of New York City. 

41. Thomas^ Shermax {Peleg,- Pldlip^) [see Register, vol. xxiv, 

page 71] was born Aug. 8, 1G58, in Portsmouth, R. I. He niarried, May 

26, 1702, Lydia, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Cook) Wilcox. He 

was a farmer in South Kingstown, R. I., where he died in 1719. His widow 

married second, Dec. 8, 1720, Thomas Potter, Sr., who died in 1728. She 

died in 1756. 

Children : 

i. JosiAii,* b. Mar. 2, 1703; m. June 4, 1727, Mary Potter, and had 
Mary,^\i. Aug. 1, 172S; d. 1729. 

A. 11. Daxikl, b. Nov. 27, 170(J ; m. Susannali Earle. 

ill. Ruth. b. about 170S ; m. Feb. 1, 172G-7, Benjamin Potter; had Buth, 

b. 1728, Thomas Benjcmin^ b. 1732, and Lydia^ b. 173-i. 
iv. Geougk, a minor in 1728. 

B. V. Ben.tamix, a minor in 1730; m. (1) ; m. (2) Mary Sherman; 

m. (3) Sarah Elizabeth Cook. 
vi. Susannah, a minor in 1735; probably the Susannah who m. Sept. 
23, 1739, In South Kingston, R. I., Samuel Sheldon, and had 
Samuel, Benajah, Mary, and Sarah. 

A. Daniel^ Sher.aian {Thomas,^ Pf leg, ^ Philip^) was born Nov. 27, 1706, 

in South Kingstown, R. I. He married, May 22, 1735, Susannah 

Earle. He died in 1804. 

Children : 

i. Daniel,^ b. Aug. 28, 1736; m. (1) Nov. 11, 1763, Hannah Stedman ; 

m. (2) Apr. 24, 1766, Rebecca Palmer; d. Mar., 1829. 
11. Tho:mas, m. Monroe; lost at sea; no Issue. 

C. 111. David, m. Hannah Sherman. 

iv. Edith, m. Job Babcock, of Colraine, Mass. 
V. Susannah, m. James Bramau. 
vi. Ruth, m. Joseph Holloway. 

B. Benjamin^ Sherman ( Thomas,^ Peleg,^ Philip^) was born about 

1712, in South Kingstown, R. I. He married first, ; mar- 
ried second, about 1744, Mary* Sherman (William,^ Eber,^ Philip^), 
who was born June 29, 1724, and died May 12, 1762; and mar- 
ried third, May 19, 1771, Sarah Elizabeth Cook, in Preston, Conn. 
He died about 1788. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Jonathan,* m. Aug. 31, 1755, Terciah Powell, 
ii. Lydia, m. Dec. 8, 1757, Isaac Tanner. 

Childreu by second wife : 

ill. JosiAH,!b. Sept. 21, 1745. 

iv. Abigaii', m. Marshall Downing. 

V. Phebk, hn. John Hoxsie, as his second wife; had Hannah, b. Nov. 
20, 17^i6, Thankful, b. May 3, 1788, Catherine, b. Nov. 21, 1789, 
Olive, h. Aug. 3, 1791, and Eason, b. Oct. 6, 1793. 

vi. Maiiy, b Nov. 3, 1749; m. John Stanton; had John, Thomas, Sam- 
uel, Clerk, Joseph, William, Lodowick, Benjamin, b. Jan. 11, 1780, 
Sally, itlusanna and Folly, d. Aug. 4, 1838. 


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272 The /Sherman Family. [July, 

vii. Hannah, b. 1754; ra. Nov. 26, 1775, David^ Sherman, (^Baniel^ 
Thomas,^ Feleg,^ Philip^) ; d. 1845. 
D. viii. James,* bapt. July 17, 1762; m. Kuth Brewster. \^' i 



C. David^ Sherman {Daniel,^ Thomas,^ Peleg,^ PJiilip^) married, Nov. 

2G, 1775, Hannah^ Sherman (Beujamin,'* Thomas,^ Peleg,^ Philip^), 
who was born in 1754, and died in 1845. He died in 1829. 
Children : 

1. Polly, ^ m. William Holley. 

ii. Thomas. 

iii. Ruth, m. "Benjamin Baker. 

iv. David, b. Apr. 18, 17f;6; d. Au,?. 29, 18G5. 

V. Hannah, b. about 1788 ; m. John G. Larkin. | 

D. James^ SiiER^rAN {Benjamin^ Thomas,^ -P<^%?^ PJiiUp^) was born in I 

South Kin^-^town, R. I., and baptized July 17, 17()2, " at his father's f 

house," by Rev. Samuel Fayerweather of St. Paul's Church, Nar- f 

ragansett. He served for two years, 1781-83, in the Revolutionary I 

War. He married, in 1788, in eastern New York, Ruth, daughter . | 

of ^Yilliam and Olive ( Morgan) Brewster, and a descendant in the 
seventh generation from Elder William Brewster, who was born 
Oct. 2b^ 1764, in Lebanon, Conn., and died Feb. 1, 1845, in East 
Sharon, Pa. He died Jan. 12, 1839, in Moravia, N. Y. 
Children : . 

Mary,« b. July 8, 1789; d. Aug. 1, 1794. 

Olive, b. Jan. 10, 1792; d. July 25, 1794. 

Benjamin, b. Apr. 25, 1794 ; m. Abicjail Knight. 

James, b. Apr. 20, 1796; m. Fidelia Fairchild. ? 

Morgan, b. Mar. 29, 1798; m. Caroline Stewart. ' 

Josiah, b. May 26, 1800; m. Ruth Carr. ■; 

Elias Brewster, b. July 29, 1803; m. Sarah Silver. 

GiiORGE Washington, b. Feb. 11, 1805; ra. Artemisia Mix. 

Thomas Webster, b. May 12, 1810; m. Sophronia Hurd. 

E. Benjamin® Sherman {James,^ Benjamin,'^ Thomas,^ Peleg,^ Philip^) 

was born Apr. 25, 1794, near Rome, N. Y. He married first, 

Abigail Knight ; and married second, in Coldwater, Mich., Hannah ■■%■■ 

Logan. He died Mar. 17, 1873, in Constantine, Mich. '' 

Children by first wife : •;;' 

i. Benjamin Franklin,^ d. 1841-2. . ■ 

i u. ii. Watts, b. Jan. 13, 1827; m. Oct. 29, 1856, DeLane Lancaster Rich- 

•'■*'>■" ter. .''-vp' 

iii. Caroline, b. 1832-3; d. 1851. ''^r 

Children by second wife : ' : ; ? 

iv. Benton Franklin, b. Aug. 26, 1842; m. Jan. 14, 1869, Anna Heck- 
man; d. Apr. 15, 1903. 
v. Eliza, b. June 2, 1847. 

F. James^ Sherman {James^ Benjamin,'^ Thomas,^ Peleg^ Philip^) was 

born Apr. 20, 1706, near Rome, N. Y. He married, Feb. 28, 1821, 
in Groton, N. Y., Fidelia, daughter of Stephen and Ruth (Foote) 
Fairchild, who was born Nov. 8, 1799, in EUenville, N. Y., and 
died Sept. 3, 1875, in Ash Grove, Ya. He died Apr. 16, 1865, in 
Ash Grove, Va. 

• For an account of the discovery of the ancestry of James* Sherman, see Register, 
▼ol. li.x, pages 221-222. 


. I 

1907.] The Sherman FamiJij, 273 

Children : 

i. Fidelia.'^ b. Mav 2, 1822; in. Jau. 1, 184G. James Walton Green; d. 
June 30, 1S90/ 

ii. AURELIA, 1). May 25, 1S23; d. Dec. 7. lS2:-3. 

iii. Jamks Harvey, b. Feb. 22, 1825 ; m. June 29, 1845. Melosany Galpin ; 
d. July 11, 1896. ' ~ 

iv. MoiiGAN Daxa, b. Nov. 3. 182(J ; m. Mar. 20. 1851, Amanda Ellen 
Tedford; d. June 24, 1882. 

V. Orson Mortimer, b. Feb. 27, 1828; d. June 15. IS32. 

vi. John Dempster, b. Oct. 25, 1829; m. (1) Auir. 10. 1857, Lucy, dau. 
of Daniel and Martha (Skinner) McFnrland, who Avas b. June U, 
1838, in Greenwich, N. Y., and d. Mar. U. 1878, in Peekskill, 
N. Y. Their first child was Frank Dempster Sherrnan,^ the com- 
piler. He m. (2) Oct. 25, 1880. Caroline Secor. 

vii. Caroline Albina, b. Oct. 30, 1838. 

viii. Franklin, b. Feb. 11. 1813 ; m. Sept. 13, 18G7, Caroline Matilda Clapp 

G. Rev. Morcjan'' Siii:r:man (Jmnes,^ Benjamin,^ Thomas,^ Peleg^- 
Philip^) was born ^lar. 29, 1798. near Rome, N. Y. He married, 
Feb. 17, 1829, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Caroline, daughter of James 
and Hannah (.Jameson) Stewart, who was born Jan. 18, 1804, and 
died Feb., 1800, near Shelbyville, Mo. He died Nov. 10, 18.)7, 
near Shelbvville, Mo. 

Children : 

i. James Stewart,' b. Sept. 4, 1829; d. June 21, 1843. 

ii. Mary Elizabeth, b. Oct. 22, 1832; m. Feb. 28, 1848, Tilraon Offutt 

Bailey; d. Feb. 18, 1849. 
iii. Hannah Caroline, b. Dec. 10, 1840; ra. June 5, 18G2, James Work 

Morrison; d. Feb. 9, 18G5. 
iv. Martha, b. Apr. 12, 1842; d. Feb. 2, 1843. 

H. Josiah^ Sherman (James,^ Benjamin,'^ Thomas,^ Peleg," Philip^) was 
born May '2^, 1800, near Rome, N. Y. He married, ]Mar. 4, 1821, 

in Cortland, N. Y., Ruth, daughter of William and Carr, 

who was born Mar. 29, 1802, and died Feb. 27, 1879, in Wheat- 
field, Mich. He died Nov. 11, 1881, iu Wheatfield, Mich. 

Children : 

i. William.'' b. Aug. 18, 1822; ra. (Ij Oct. 11. 1840, An2:eline Brown, 
who d. in 1850; m. (2) Feb. 1, 1852, Charlotte Cobb, who d. June 
29, 1876; ra. (3) Mar. 28, 1879, Mrs. Laura Lockwood; m. (4) 
Feb. 22, 1894, Mrs. Arlina (Miles) Hazelton ; d. May 2, 1900. 

ii. Daniel, b. Jau. 6, 1824; d. Aug. 30, 1825. 

iii. Emmeline, b. Apr. 26, 1826; ra. Sept. 24, 1848, Samuel Skadan; d. 
Mar. 4, 1850. 

iv. Mary, b. Feb. 4, 1829 ; m. Mar. 4, 1846, George Bush. 

V. John Wesley, b. July 10, 1831; d. Oct. 17, 1831. 

vi. Malinda, b. Aug. 28, 1832; m. Jan. 23, 1851, Curtis Benjamin Sim- 

vii. Amanda, b. Aug:. 28, 1832 ; m. Dec. 28, 1854, Daniel .Johns Cobb, Jr. ; 
d. Sept. 13, 1862. 

viii. Louisa Ruth, b. Apr. 14, 1835; ra. July 12, 1854, William Henry 

ix. Julia Ann, b. Jan. 12, 1838; ra. Apr. 11, 1858, William Benjamin 

X. Josiah Benjamin, b. Aug. 18, 1840; d. Mar. 23, 1865. 

xi. Manly Hard, b. Jau. 6, 1843; ra. June 22, 1870, Helen Maria Bur- 

274 The Sherman Family. [July, 

I. Elias Brewster^ Sherman {James,^ Benjamin,^ Thomas,'^ -Pe%,^ 
PhiUp^) was born July 20, 1803, near Rome, N. Y. He married, 
Jan. 1, 1833, in Cassopolis, Mich., Sarah, daughter of Jacob and 
Abigail (Piper) Sliver, who was born in 1807, in Hopkinton, N. H., 
and died Feb. 18, 1897, in Cassopolis, Mich. He died Nov. 14, 
1890, in Cassopolis, Mich. 
Children : 

i. Ellen Silver,* b. Oct. 21, 1833; m. Nov. 25, 1852, John Tietsort; 

d. Auir. 2(5, 1SG2. 
ii. Emma Buewster, b. Dec. 4, 1835; m. Dec. 28, 1853, George W. 

Jones; d. Nov. 20, 1870. 
ill. Byron Hamlet, b. Nov. 27, 1838; d. Sept. 22, 18G1. 
iv. Irving VuLTAiHE, 1). Oct. G, 1840: m. (1) Feb. 5, 18(;i, Diantha Allen, 

who d. Apr. 13, 1878; m. (2) Aiii;. 2, 1899, Mary Edna Warner. 
v. Sakvii Maria, b. Ans. 18, 1843; m. Mar. 13, 18G2, T. McCiuon 

Hull; d. Mar. 13. 1870. 
vi. Edna Celia, b. Apr. 23, 184G ; m. Nov. 2, 18G5, Maxwell Z. Norton, 
vii. Jacob Silver, b. Apr. 2G, 1850 ; ra. Nov. 27, 1883, Eva White. 

J. Rev. George Washington*^ Sherman {James,^ Benjamin,'^ Thomas,^ 
Peleg,'^ Philip^) was born Feb. 11, 1805, near Rome, N. Y. He 
married, July 23, 182 G, in Locke, N. Y., Artemisia, daughter of 
Elisha and Polly (Orvis) Mix, who was born June 6, 1805, in 
Locke, N. Y., and died Nov. 2, 1880, in East Sharon, Pa. He 
died, Nov. 17, 1889, in East Sharon, Pa. 

Children : 

i. Olive,^ b. Aug. 28, 1827; ra. May, 1844, Samson Short. 

ii. Louisa, b. Feb. 15, 1830; m. Apr. 4, 1847, Elijah Stowell. 

ill. James Elisha, b. Mar. 16, 1832 ; m. May 23, 1858, Emily Jane 

iv. Aurelia, b. Apr. 3, 1834; m. July 4, 1852, Lot Crawford. 
V. Orson George, b. Apr. 19, 1836 ; m. Jan. 30, 1866, Azuba Genette 

vi. Oliver Elias, b. Feb. 23, 1839; m. (1) Mar. 13, 1862, Sarah Ann 

Hill, who d. Apr. 25, 1887; m. (2) Sept. 15, 1887, Mrs. Emily 

Louisa (Castle) Matteson. 

K. Thomas Webster^ Sherman {James,^ Benjamin^^ Thomas^ Peleg^ 
Philip^) was born May 12, 1810, in Locke, N. Y. He married, 
July 24, 1832, Sophronia, daughter of Elijah and Caroline Hurd, 
who was born Oct. 20, 1811, and died Nov. 10, 1868, in Genesee, 
Pa. He died Mar. 17, 1871, in Genesee, Pa. 
Children : 

i. Phebe Ann,^ b. Jan. 4, 183G ; m. July 4, 1860, William Henry Jones, 
ii. Benjamin Franklin, b. Jan. 20, 1839; ra. Dec. 5, 1863, Hannah 

ill. Ellen Amanda, b. May 1, 1842; m. July 4, 1860, Chauncey William 

Gilbert; d. Sept. 5, 1889. f\ 

iv. Thomas Jefferson, b. Nov. 13, 1844; m. Aug. 5, 1867, Harriet 

Amelia Webster. 
V. Mary Elizabeth, b. Apr. 7, 1846; m. (1) Jan. 22, 1863, George 

Manville Miller, who d. Apr. 4, 1878 ; m. (2) Mar. 5, 1882, Edward 

vi. Caroline Cordelia, b. Mar. 15, 1848; m. July 22, 1864, Norman 

Wesley Keech ; d. Dec. 29. 1894. 
vii. Charles Henry, b. Aug. 12, 1849; m. Dec. 17, 1876, Ida Clarissa 

viii, Walter Wood, b. ^^ar. 4. 1851; m. Mary Jane Slawson. 
ix. Samuel Sylve.ster, b. Mar. 31, 1854 ; m. Oct. 28, 1877, Clelda Crum. 

1907.] Balloch Family Eecoi'd. 21b 


Communicated by the late William Blake Trask, A.M.,* from a manuscript 

presented by him to the Society. 

A Record of the ages of M'" John Bullock's Famely, 

N B This was written November 26"' 1821 Bv Isaac Bullock Grand- 
son of the above And only vSou of his o"' son Isaac Bullock 

.John Bullock, the father of the following Children, was born monday 
february- 4^^ AD 1740. . was master of a vefsel in the southern, and West 
Lidia trade . . - he was accidentally drowned, while attempting to go 
onboard his vessel from the shore on the 2-4:^^ of march 1778, in the 39^^ 
year of his age. 

Barbara Bullock, the mother of these children was born Sunday, febru- 
ary 15"^'' 1738. Departed this life, sometime in november 17'j8 in the ^V^ 
year of her age — 

Their first child, Samuel Bullock was born april the sixth 17G3 — Wed- 
nesday morning., followed the seas from a youth and for many years 
master of vefsels out of the ports of vSalem and Boston employed in foreign 
trade, he removed from salem many years prior to the time this was writ- 
ten, to some part of the province of Elaine where he is still living for aught 
the writer knows haviiiij heard from him not long since 

Their second Son, John Bullock, was born friday morning august 16*" 
1765. . followed the seas from Childhood, went to Europe, it is believed 
to Enijland, in 1783. . after which time no certain knowledije of him was 
ever had. 

Their first daughter, Barbara Bullock, was born friday morning august 
28*^ 1767 was twice married but had no children. First to James Goodale 
and last to John Tibbetts, She dei)arted this life sometime in the Autumn 
of 1804 

Their 3*^ Son, Benjamin Bullock was born, Wednesday night September 5*^ 
1770. . like his father, and his l)rothers, he was early inured to the hard- 
ship's and privations of a sailors life, in the latter part of the revolutionary 
war when he was about 10 or 11 years of age, being at sea, he was taken 
by an enemy's vessel, and underwent a vigorous imprisonment in a foreign 
land, by attention and perseverance he was gradually advanced and for 
many years went master of vefsels Out of Salem & Boston — by this means 
he realized a handsome Fortune, he retired for several years before his 
death into the country and purchased a farm in Sturbridge. he was twice 
married. — by his first, Benjamin and Abigal. . by his second. William. 
Hasket. Maryann. and Horatio. He Departed this life sometime in the 
spring of 1812 in his 42*^ year 

Their 4*^ son Nathaniel Bullock was born monday morning august 3*^ 
1772. . 

Their 5*^ son. . Isaac Bullock. . was born Sunday morning December 
25*^ 1774. he was early initiated in his father's profefsion and followed 
the seas the remainder of his life. . in the spring of 1800 when just ar- 
rived from Europe he was soliciterl to go out to Havannah as mate of the 
Brig Helen, Andrew Haraden, master, to wliich he reluctantly consented 
and sailed from Boston Wednesday June 10'^ 1800. . his journal is con- 
tinued up to Monday June 30'^^ . . close in with the land. He died of the 

*Mr. Trask, who was the oldest living member of the Society (elected in August, 
1851_), and a former Editor of the Kecistek, died 9 December, 1906, in his 95th year. 

276 Laiorence Family of Groton. [July, 

yellow fever, July IS^*^ 1800. leaving behind him, a widow* and infant 
sonf to lament his premature and sudden death. 

Their 6^^ son Joseph Bullock . . was born Thursday evening May P' 
1776. . Began a sailor's life when young, and died in the bloom and vio-or 
of life, somewhere in the West Indies about July 15"^ 1800 shortly after 
bis brother 

Their "2^^ daughter. Mary Bullock, was born Sunday night February 22^* 
1778. . married to Benjamin Silver! and by him had two children Mary 
and Sophia. . She departed this life sometime in the autumn of 1805.§ 


By Hon. Samlel A. Greex, LL.D. 

The followino; account of several Groton families is furnished in order 
to correct certain errors which appear in the Rev\ John Lawrence's " Gen- 
ealogy of the Family of John Lawrence" (Boston, 1809). The leading 
error is printed on page 79, where it is said that John Lawrence, born at 

Groton, Nov. 13, 1741, married Sarah , and had seven children. 

Accordfno: to the author " ^Ir. John Lawrence died Dec. 26, 1799, having; 
been thrown from a sl^iirh in Cambridsfe, in the sixtieth vear of his age, 
the same person, it is believed [Italics mine], who was born in Groton, 1741. 
The widow Sarah died Nov. 16, 1810, aged sixty-five years." This belief 
on the part of the author, based on an entire misapprehension of facts, has 
led to much confusion in the record of many families, as printed in the 
book. In fact it breaks utterly the connection of these families with this 
line of descent, and without authority adds another line of descendants. 

"Without attempting to trace the various branches as there mentioned, I 
will give the correct record of John Lawrence, together with an account 
of some of his descendants. The facts in the main are taken from the 
family Bible, now in the possession of Abel Lawrence, a grandson. 

Nathaniel Lawrence, Jr., and Dorothy Chamberlain, both of Groton, 
were married by the Rev. Caleb Trowbridge, on Feb. 4, 1728-9 ; and they 
had eight children, of whom John was the voungest son, born Nov. 13, 
1741, and died Nov. 26, 1822. See Groton" Historical Series (III. 388) 
for a reference to the funeral of " Widow Lawrence y® mother of John 
Lawrence aged 83 years," which took place in April, 1790. John mar- 
ried Abigail, eldest daughter of Ezekiel and Abigail ( ) Nutting, 

born Oct. 10, 1753, and died July 10, 1847 ; and they had eight children, 
as follows : 

John, born April 4, 1777, died July 9, 1834. On July 16, 1799, 
he married Margaret Gragg, who died May 20, 1845. (See Gro- 
ton Epitaphs, p. 183.) 

Nathaniel, born April 28, 1779, and died June, 1779. 

♦She was ^^;lrt]1a Trask, born Xov. 2, 1777, daufrliter of William and Martha (Lar 
rabee) Trask and annt of William Blake Trask, A.M. (See Rboister, ante, vol. 55, ' 
page 325, and vol. 57, page 67.) 

t Isaac Bullock, the writer of this family record. 

t Benjamin, son of Francis Silver, was baptized in Salem, Oct. 9, 1774. 

^According to the Parish List of Deaths, 1785-1819, by Rev. William Bentley, D.D., 
she was married at the age of 21. hud two sons who died in infancy, one born in 1803, 
the other in 1807, was a descendant of the Rev. Mr. Ulmer who came from Germany 
to Maine, and died May 5, 1809, aged 31 (pages 84, 102, 112). 

1907.] Laivrence Family of Groton. 211 

Nathaniel, born July 25, 1780, and died July 1, 1831; his widow 

Sallv died Sept. 19, 1840. 
Ezekiel, born .Inly 20, 1783, and died Sept. 30, 1789. 
Abigail, born Sept. 6, 1786. 

Abel, born June 12, 1789, and died M iv 4, 1835. 
Sarah, born April 8, 1792, and died Oct. 26, 1822. 
Mary, born April 1, 1795. 

Nathaniel, son of John and Abigail (Xuttino-) Lawrence, was married 
to Sallv Shattuck, daughter of Job and Elizabeth (Blood) Shattuck, born 
May 2," 1790. He died July 1, 1831, and his widow, Sept. 19, 1840. 

Their children were : 

Nathaniel, born August 4, 1808, married Eliza Hubbard, had two 
children, and died about sixty years ago. 

Abigail, born Jan. 3, 1811, and died Aug. 23, 1812. 

John, born Feb. 26, 1813, and died Augri3, 1816. 

Daniel, born June 14, 1815, and died May 15, 1843. 

Abigail, born Aug. 11, 1817, and died in Lowell, June 15, 1835. 

John, born Sept. 22, 1819, and died unmarried in Townseud, Sept. 

Elizabeth, born Dec. 26, 1821, married Aug. 31, 1849, Alvin Da- 
vis, son of Silas and Patty Davis, of Hubhardston. They lived 
for fourteen years in Elmira, N. Y. ; and after her husband's 
death she returned to Groton, and is now (1907) living with her 
brother Abel, on Hollis Street. 

Abel, bom Aug. 5, 1824, was married, !March 5, 1849, at Townsend, 
by the Rev. Luther H. Sheldon, to Eliza, daughter of Minot and 
Sophronia (Hall) Baldwin, of Townsend. His wife died at Gro- 
ton, Sept. 14, 1893. 

William, born Dec. 9, 1827, and now living at Laconia, N. H. He 
has been married, and has had two daughters, but the wife and 
both children are dead. 

The children of Abel and Eliza (Baldwin) Lawrence are Abel Lorenzo, 
born at Groton, March 2, 1850, married Nelly Payne, of Detroit, Mich., 
and died there, Sept. 12, 1893, leaving two sons, both married, of whom 
one, Harold Payne Lawrence, took the degree of M.D., at the Detroit 
College of Medicine in May, 1905; and 

Charles, born at Townsend, April 23. 1851, married, Aug. 18, 1880, 
Fanny D. Marsh, daughter of Charles D. and Margaret (Quackenbush) 
Marsh, of Marlboro ; now living at Groton, no children. 

The will of the first Nathaniel, here mentioned, is on file in the Middle- 
sex Probate Office at East Cambridije. It is dated Aucmst 30, 1775, and 
was received at the office on October 4, 1775 ; and his death must have 
taken place between those dates. It was not probated at Cambridge, — 
where the office then was, — until Mav 28, 1776. The delav, doubtless, 
was due to the confusion in the neighborhood during that Revolutionary 
period when the town was occupied by the American troops. The assent 
to its probate was signed by five of the children, and by a grandson 
Nathaniel, only son and surviving heir of Nathaniel, Jr. In his will he 
mentions son John, whom he made executor, daughter Dorothy Hudson, 
sons Thomas and Isaac, daughter Abiijail Gilson, and dauiihters Eunice 
and Martha. His daughter Dorothy was married to Benaiah Hudson, of 
Pepperell, on March 7, 1754, and his daughter Abigail, to Nehemiah Gil- 
son, of Groton, probably in the year 1 765 ; and they both had large families. 


Genealogical Research in England. 



Communicated, for the Committee on English Research, by Joseph Gardner 

Bartlett, Esq. 

[Continued from page 189.] 

Ax Adventure to New England from Dorchester, England, 

IN 1623. 

A310XG the un calendared Proceedings of the Court of Requests 
of Charles I. (Bundle 64, Public Record Office, London) is an 
" answer," dated Oct. 12, 1634, by Rev. John AA'hite of Dorches- 
ter, England, to a "bill" against him and his associates in an "ad- 
venture," from 16-3 to 162^, to New England, to recover th.e value 
of some salt said to have been seized at Cape Anne by the agents 
of the "adventurers." In this "answer," Rev. John White gives 
the followinof list of his associates in the " adventure " : 

Sir Francis Ashley, Knight 

William Whiteway the elder 
^Joseph Underwood 

John Cooke 

William Loder 

Patroclus Cooke 

Josiah Terry 

Edmund Dashwood 
fJohn Hill 

Henry Maber 

Gilbert Loder 

Dennis Bond 
$ George Way 

James Gould 

William Derby 

Thomas Devenisli 
§ Robert Coker 

Benjamin Devenish 

Bernard Toup 

Richard Savao^e 

John Blachford 
II Richard Bury 

Humfry Joliff 

William Spering 
ITRichard Watts 

Mathew Bonijer & 

This defendant [i. e. John 
White, clerk.] 

all of Dorchester, and 

**Michaell Humfry, gen., 

William White way the younger 

Walter Newburgh 
Johan Gould, widow, 

* A Joseph Underwood appeared in Hingham, Mass., in 1637, and later settled iaWa- 

fThis John Hill was third son of Roger Hill, gent., of Poundsford in Pitminster, co. 
Somerset. He had a first cousin John Hill, born about 1600, who was of Chaffcomb, co. 
Somerset, in 1628, but of whom no later record appears there, and who may have been 
the Jolin Hill who was in Dorchester, Mass., about 1633. (See "John Hill of Dorches- 
ter, Mass., 1633," pp. 96-97.) 

Xlt was probably this George Way who is mentioned in the records of Doi'chester, 
Mass., Jan. 2, 1637-8, as having previously had a grant of land; but it does not seem 
likely that he ever came to New England. " Widow Way " is mentioned in the list of 
the proprietors of the "great lots" in Dorchester, Mass , Feb. 23, 1646-7, and perhap3 
she was widow of this George Way who certainly was the partner with Thomas Pur- 
chase in the Pejepscot, Me., grant, in 1632, and whose son Eleazer Way settled in 
Hartford, Conn. (See "George Way and his Descendants.") Doubtless Henry and 
Robert Way, early of Dorchester, Mass., were related to George Way of Dorchester, 

^ A Robert Coker came to New England from London in the spring of 163-i, in the 
ship Mary and John, and settled in Newbury, Mass. 

J A Richard Berry was of Barnstable, Mass., in 1643. ■ 

It A Richard Watts settled in Hartford, Conn., before 1640. 

••A Michael Humphrey (son of Samuel and Susanna, of Lyme Regis, co. Dorset) was 
of Windsor, Conn., as early as 1643. 

1907.] Genealogical Research iri England. 279 

William Tilly Giles Miller 

John Terry John Pitt 

Richard Bushrod Mathew Pitt 

Robert Miller John Long 

Robert Cheeke, clerk, Edward Clerk 

Miles Bownes John Guy 

Christopher Erie, esq., John Savage 

Edward Frenchani Mathias Nicholles 

Steven White John Jope 
William Rovdon 

all sithence deceased, and 

Sir Ricliard Strode of Chalmington, Knight, 

Sir AValter Erie of Chaboroiigli, Knight, 

John Brown of Framptou, P2squire, 

Margarett Allen of Bloxworth, widow, 

William Smith of Winterborne St. Martin, 
"^Thomas Purchase, then of Dorchester, 

John Sacheverell of Stoake, clerk, 

William Bradish, clerk. Dr. of Divinity, of Piiddletowne, 

George Hardy of Compton Abbas, 

John Ball of Langton, 

Edward Pele, of Compton Valence, 

Henry Maniford of Long Burton 

Robert Welsteed of Bloxworth, . 

Robert Veare, Sometymes of Fordington, 

Christopher Yyney of Walterston, 

Giles Stoodly the yonger of Broade Winsor, 

William Willis of Puddletowne, 

James Mew of Canudle, 

Thomas Kete of Chesselborne, 

Thomas Pelham of Compton Valence, Esquire, 

Robert Raw, of Bettiscombe, gen., 

Walter Buries of Buckland 

Josias Cooth of Shirborne, 

John Galton of Luhvorth, 

William Tucker of Beamister, 

Johan Derby of Beamister, widow, 

Nicholas Polden of Caundle, 
fRoberte Whetcombe of Shirborne, 

Nathaniell Heighmore of Caundle, 

John Snooke of Temple Comb, 

Giles Green of Aldington, 
^William Harvy of Langton, 

William Golsney of Holnest 

all in the said county of Dors*, and 

Lawrence Adyn & \ living about Shrowsbury 
Charles Adyn j in Shropshire, 

*This Thomas Purchase was partner of George TVay in the Pejepscot grant, in 1632. 
He came to Xew Enghuid and settled in Lynu, Mass., where he died May 11, 1678, 
aged 101. 

t John Whitcomb, of Dorchester, Mass., about 1635, was probably from the vicinity 
of Sherborn. 

+ A William Harvey appeared in Taunton, ^lass., in 1639. 

280 Genealogical Research in England. [July, 

Josuah Martyn, living about Glavell in the county of Somers*^ 

Amias Martyn of Ireland 

William Gould neere Exon in the county of Devon, 

Henery Gould & ] brothers of the said 

Edwai'd toi Id J William Gould, 

Francis Crossing of Exon 

and - 

Eich.ard Allen of Ditchet, 
John Connant of Lymington, 
Richard Cooth of Ensom 
John vSnooke of Temple Combe 

all in the county of Somerset, and 

Waher Young, esquire, of Coliton, 
*Jol.ii l-*oole, Barouett, of Colcumlj, 

Wiliiaui Fit, esquire, of Yarty, 
^'Periam Poole, gent., • 

Mere Morton 

Richard Mallack, gent., of Axmouth, 
^Elizabeth Poole of Seaton ■.,.,■■ 

fJohn Davy of Crediton, 

all ill the county of Devon, and 

Morgan Havne, liviusf about New Castle, 
|Tho:nas Southcott, esquire, of Mohunt Ottery, 
Henj-y Walrond, esquire, 

Joseph Long, gent., of Sidbury in the county of Devon, 
Sir Arthur Smythes, Knight, 
Anthony Wilkins, - 

Pawle Derby & ) i ,1 v • • tt- 
. , T^ 1 h both livmij m r ranee, 

Anthouv Derby \ ^ 

§ Henry Smyth, living in New England, 

Christopher Viney, 
II George Dier, living in New England, 

Mary Hussey, widow, 
IfJohn Humfrey, gent., living in New England 

John Raymond &; 
**John Vincent, • , 


John White, esquire, ) 

John Garney, & > all of London. .— 

M^ Alden ) 

♦Sir John Poole, Bart., and Periam Poole Avere brothers of Elizabeth Poole (men- 
tioned post) and William Poole who came to Taunton, Mass., about 1637. (See Vivian's 
Visitations of Devon, p. 6 3.) 

fjolm Davie, of Ciediton, Avas first cousin to Sir John Davie, Bart., of Sandford, 
whose yoiui;^est son, Ilnmplu-ey Davie, came to New England. 

t^Ir. Kicliurd Southcott and !Mr. Thomas Southcott were among the first settlers of 
Dorciiester, Mass., and iipplied to be admitted freemen, Oct. 19, 1630. 

6 Henry Smyth was of Dorchester, Mass., in 1630, and later of Springfield. 

II George Dyer was of Dorchester, Mass., in 1630. 

11 Joliu Jriumplirey was of Lynn, Mass., and many years an Assistant. He married a 
daugliler of the Earl of Lincoln. 

**Two Jo!iu Vincents appear early in New England ; one at Sandwich, Mass., in 1636, 
the other at New JIaven, iu 163J. 

[To be continued.] 

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Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smyth, and communicated by Dr. Beknakd C Steiner. 

1. Edward^ Collixs appears first at Cambridge, Mass., in 1638, 
where he was deacon of the first church, and was made freeman May 13, 
1G40. From 1G54 to 1670, with the exception of the year 1661, he was 
a representative in the General Court. He lived many years on the plan- 
tation of Gov. Craddock at Medford, and at last purchased it, selling off 
considerable portions of it. 

He and his brother John^ were all their lives active men. Cotton Mather, 
in the Macjaalia, speaks of Edward^ as the "good old man, the deacon 
of the church at Cambridge, who is now gone to heaven; but before he 
went thither, had the satisfaction to see several most worthy sons become 
very famous persons in their generation." lie died in Charlestown, Mass., 
Apr. 9, 1680, aged 86 years. The place from which they emigrated in 
Eni^^land has not been ascertained. 

Edward^ Collins brouo^ht with him his wife Martha and several children. 
Children : 

i. Daniel,- b. 1620, in England; merchant; resided in Konigsberg, 

2. ii, John, b. 1633, in England; d. Dec. 3, 1687. 

3. iii. Samuel, b. 163G, in England ; d. in Middletown, Conn., Jan. 10, 1696. 
iv. Sibyl, b. 1638; m. (Ij in 1651, Rev. John Whiting, Harvard Col- 
lege 1653, minister at Salem, Mass., and Hartford, Conn., who d. 
at Hartford, Sept. 8, 1681); m. (2) Rev. John Russell of Hadley, 
Mass., who d. Dec. 10, 16D2, agetl ^o. 

V. Martha, b. Sept., 1631), in Canibridge; ra. Rev. Joshua Moody, 
Harvard Colle<;e 1653, minister at Portsmouth, N. H., who d. at 
Boston, while on a vi^it, July 4, 1697. 

4. vi. Nathaniel, b. 31ch. 7, 1612, in Cambridge; d. at Middletown, Dec. 

28, 1684. 
vii. Abigail, b. Sept. 20, 1611, in Cambridge; m. in 1663, John, son of 

Capt. Thomas Willet, who d. Feb. 2", 1661. 
viii. Edwaiid, bapt. June, 1616, in Cambridge. 

2. JoHN^ Collins {Dea. Edward^), born in England in 1633, Harvard 
College 1640, became a minister, returned to England in the time of 
the Civil War, and " became a celel)rated preacher in London hav- 
ing a sweet voice and a most affectionate manner in the pulpit." He 
was chaplain to Gen. Monk, afterwards Duke of Albemarle, when he 
marched out of Scotland into England, but accepted no place under 
the Act of Uniformity. He succeeded Rev. William Mallory as pas- 
tor of a large independent congregation at Pinner's Hall, London. 

!No pastor, says his epitaph by Cotton Mather in the Ma^jnalia^ 
however irreat his excellences, ever called forth from the livinof 
church more veneration in life or deeper grief for bis death. He 
died in London, Dec. 3, 16b7. 

He was married, and had a son Jolin^ born in London about 
1673, who succeeded ^'athaniel Mather as minister in Lime Street, 
London. In 17U2, John^ Collins, Jr., was engaged at the ordina- 
tion of the celebi-ated Dr. Isaac Watts in Mark Lane. He died sud- 
denly, Mar. 19, 1714, when he was little more than 40 years of age. 

2S'2 Descendants of Edward and John Collins. [July? 

3. Samuel^ Collins {Dea. Edward}) married Mary , who was 

admitted to full communion at Cambridge, May 31, 1664, where he 
probably resided until 1664, when he removed to Saybrook, and 
shortly afterwards to Middletown, where he resided most of his life. 
He went to Scotland in 1658, while his brother John was at Edin- 
i>urgh, but came back soon, and was casually at Cambridge, 1675, 
and Charlestown, 1678, otherwise he resided mostly at Middletown. 
He had lands recorded at Middletown, Feb. 28, 1 667 ; and on Mch. 
22, 1670, had a list of £58. He was Representative in 1672. His 
wife Mary died May 5, 1713/14. 
Children : 

i. Edward,^ b. June 18, 16G4, at Cambridge. 

ii. :Mautiia, b. .Mch. 3, IGOG, at Middletown; m. Jan. 8, 1689-00, Wil- 
liam Harris. 

5. iii. Samuel, b. Oct. 21. 16G«. 

iv. Sibyl, b. Feb. 25, 1071, 

V. jNIauy, b. June 16, 1672. ' 

vi. Abigail, b. June 2, 1G73. 

vii. Daniel, b. Oct. 5, 1G75 ; d. June 6, 1689. 

4. Rev. Nathaniel'^ Collins {Dea. Edward^), born in Cambridge, 

Mch. 7, 1642, Harvard College 1G60, was a minister, and was or- 
dained pastor of the church at Middletown, Nov. 4, 1668. He had 
lands recorded to him at Middletown, Jan. 24, 1 664. He is one of 
Cotton Mather's worthies, of whom the MagnaLia says : " There were 
more wounds given [by his death] to the whole colony of Connec- 
ticut in our New England, than the body of Caesar did receive, 
when he fell wounded in the senate-house." 

He married, Aug. 3, 1664, Mary, daughter of William Whiting, 
who died Oct. 25, 1709. He died Dec. 28, 1684. 

Children : 

i. Mary,=' b. May 11, 1666; m. Jan., 1684, John, b. Dec. 14, 1658, son 

of Giles Hamlin of Middletown; d. Jan. 2, 1733. 
John, b, Jan. 31, 1668. 
Susannah, b. Nov. 26, 1669; ra. May 25, 1692, William Hamlin, b. 

Feb. 3, 1667, of Middletown, who d. May 22, 1733. 
Sybill, b. Aug. 20, 1672; d. young. 
Martha, b. Dec. 26, 1674; d. June, 1748; m. in 1705, Thomas Hurl- 

burt of Middletown, who d. 1756. 
Nathaniel, b. June 13. 1677 ; Harvard Colloare 1697; d. Feb. 6, 1758. 
Abigail, b. July 31, 1681; d. Aug. 14, 1776; ra. July 9, 1702, Sergt. 

William Ward of Middletown, who d. Mch. 29, 1761. ^ 
viii. Samuel, b. Apr. 16, 1683; d. Apr. 23, 1683. 

5. Samuel^ Collins, Jr. {Samuel^'^ Edward^), of Wethersfield, mar- 

ried, Oct. 26, 1704, Martha . 

Children : 

i. Samuel," b. Jan. 21, 1705. 

ii. Jonathan, b. Oct. 8, 1706; ra. June 2, 1731, Rebiena Sraith ; lived 

in Wethersfield. Children: 1. Isaac,^ b. Feb. 27, 1732; ra. Sept. 

5, 1754, Esther Belding; had a son Simeon,®, b. Jan. 19, 1755. 2. 

liobert, b. June 5, 1734. 3. Charles, b. Oct. 6, 1736; d. young. 4. 

Anna, b. Jnly 14, 1738. 5. Prudence, b. Sept. 20, 1740. 6. Olive, 

b. Mch. 13, 1743. 7. Charles, b. Nov. 11, 1746. 8. Bachel, bapt. 

July 20, 1749. 9. Bthiena, bapt. July 20, 1749. 10, Eeziah, bapt. 

July 20, 1749. 
iii. Martha, b. July 9, 1709; m. Mch. 10, 1734, Peter Blinn. 


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iv. David, b. May 13, 1712; lived in Wethersfleld; m. Nov. 11, 1742, 
Sarah Cole. Children: 1. Abigail,^ b. Dec. 4, 1743. 2. Lucy, b. 
Dec. 5, 1745. 3. Josiah, b. July 26, 1748; d. Nov. 22, 1749. 4. 
Josiah, b. Sept. 26, 1750. 

V. Daniel, b, Aug. 27, 1714. 

vi. Hannah, b. June 7, 1717 ; d. May 19, 1773 ; m. Sept. 16, 1742, Abra- 
ham Goodrich. 

vii. Mary, b. Apr. 11, 1720; m. Mch. 18, 1750, Obadiah Dickinson. 

viii. John, b. Jan. 8, 1723 ; lived in Wethersfield ; m. Mch. 8, 1742, Lydia 
Allis. Children: 1. ^?nos,* b. June 5, 1746. 2. Keziah, h. Jm\e, 

ix. Benjamin, b. Nov. 13, 1724; lived in Wethersfield ; m. Jan, 30, 1755, 
Bathsheba Dunick ; had one son, Jloses,'" b. Jan. 6. 1756. 

X. James, b. Oct. 30, 1727; m. Nov. 5, 1747, Elizabeth Riley. Children: 
1. Elizabeth,^ h. May 2, 1748. 2. Patience, b. Nov. 9, 1749. 3. 
Lydia, b. June 5, 1752. 4. Zebedee, b. July 16, 1755. 

6. John' Collins [Nathaniel;^ Edward^) married, Dec. 24, 1707, Mary, 

LUghter of 

Cnildren : 

1. Nathaniel,* b. Nov. 17, 1708. 

ii. Mary, b. Sept. 23, 1710 ; m. May 10, 1737, John Carrnthers of Guil- 
ford, Vt., who was living in 1793, at Bennington, Vt. 

iii. John, b. Mch. 18, 1712; d. May 6, 1714. 

iv. John (twin), b. Nov. 13, 1714; d. Oct. 12, 1715. 

V. A child (tAvin), b. and d. Nov. 13, 1714. 

vi. Sybil, b. Aug. 1716. 

vii. Abigail, b. Jan. 4, 1718-19. 

7. Rev. Nathaniel^ Collins, Jr. [Nathaniel,'^ Ediuard}), minister of 

Enfield, married, in 1701, Alice, daughter of Rev. William Adams 
of Dedham, Mass., who died Feb. 19, 1755. 
Children : 

i. . Ann,'' m. Ephraim Terry of Enfield. 

ii. Nathaniel, m. in 1735, Abigail Pease of Enfield, who was b. 1708; 
had three sons and six daughters. 

dauo^hter of Judge John Dixwell, the regicide. 

1. JoHN^ Collins, Sr., of Boston, brother of Dea. Edward,^ probably 
came to this country a few years earlier than his brother. He was admit- 
ted to the church at Boston, Apr. 4, 1646, and took the oath as freeman, 

May 6, 1646. He married Susannah . He was a shoemaker and 

tanner, and a member of the Ancient and Honorable iVrtiUery Company. 
In 1 640 he had a grant of land at Brain tree, for three heads. He died Mch. 

Children : 

2. 1. John,2 b. 1640; d. Dec. 10. 1704. 

ii. Susannah, b. Mch. 24, 1643, bapt. Apr. 5, 1646, at Boston; m. Mch. 
25, 1662, Thomas Walker of Boston, brickmaker, a freeman in 1690. 
iii. Thomas, b. Sept. 5, 1645; bapt. Apr. 5, 1646, at Boston, 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 8, bapt. Apr. 16, 1648, at Boston. 

2. JoHN^ Collins, Jr. (John^), may have been born in England and have 
come to New England with his parents. He learned his father's 
trade of shoemakino; and tannins;. In 1663 he went to Middle- 
town, about the time his cousins Samuel and Rev. Nathaniel went 
there. Soon after, he went with Samuel to Saybrook. He signed 
the New Plantation Covenant of Branford, but he did not remain 
long there, for in Dec, 1669, he was at Guilford. In 1682 he was 
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2S4: Descendants of Edioard and John Collins, [July? 

appointed to teach the Grammar School for a quarter of the year, 
on trial, and continued some years after. 

His will was proved Jan. 1, 170-i/5. His list was not large. He 
married first, Mary (? Trowbridge), who died in 1667; married 
second, June 2, 1669, Mary, daughter of John Stevens and widow 
of Henry Kingsworth ; and married third, Mch. 6, 1699, Dorcas, 
dauorhter of Samu