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AddreM of the Preitdent, iz 

▲Uen, Query, 92 

Allen, Charlee, and Some of His Descendants, 

Allen, Deborah, Qoery, 208 

Baeon, Michael, and His Descendants, 304 
Bailey, Query, 208. 410 
Bailey, Beply, 9tZ 
Ballord-Bailard, Qaery, 03 
Barker, Qaery, 321 
Barnard, Henry, LL.D., 173 
Bamett, Query, 92 

Bartiftt Families of Gnilfbrd, Ck>nn., The, 165 
Benham, Query, 92 
BennettK of Lancaster^ Mass., The, 241 
BiUFowler, Query, 93 
Biographical Sketches, see also Memoirs. 
AihmeadBartlett, Sir EUis, 222 
Lyndhurst, Lady, 222 
Sibley, Charlotte Augusta Longdon (Cook) , 

Stevens, Benjamin Franklin, 334 
Bird, Query, 91 

Births Recorded by the Rev. Jonathan Town- 
send. A.M., Minister of the First Church in 
^eedham, 141 
Blakesley, Samuel, of New Haven, Conn., and 

Hi« Descendants, 277 
BoUes, Query, 321 
Bolton, Conn., Records of the First Church in, 

162 3^4^ 
Book Notices. 97, 211, 325 
Book Notices— 

Abbatt's Memoirs of Mf^or-General Wil- 
liam Heath, by Himself, with The Ac 
counUi of the Battle of Banker Hill by 
Generals Dearborn, Lee and Wilkinson, 
Abbatt's The Battle of Pell's Point (or 

Pelham), Oct. 18, 1776, 104 
Adams*s Memoir of the Rev. Ezra Hoyt 

Byington, A.M., D.D., 332 
Allen's Charles Allen of I'orUmouth, N. H., 

1057, and Some of His Descendants, 211 
Allen's Inscriptions fVom the Two Ancient 

Cemeteries of Palmer, Mass, 219 
American Series of Popular Biographies, 

Massachusetts Edition, 102 
Ancestnr— Warren and Prescott Chapter, 

D.A.R., 221 
Annals of Old Home Week, Pittsflcld, 

N.U., 11K)1,219 
Annual Proceedings Pennsylvania Society 
of Sons of the Revolution, 1900-1901, 113 
Annual Reports of the Cemetery Depart- 
ment of Boston for the Fiscal lears 
1{(97-1901, 113 
Annual Report of the Registry Department 
of the City of Boston lor the Year 1900, 217 
Appleton's Memoir of William Ueury 

Whitmore, 109 
Arnold's The Evolution of the Boston 

Medal, 113 
Aspinwall's The Aspinwall Genealogy, 97 

Book Notices— 

Atwater's Atwater History and Genealog:^, 

Avery Notes and Queries, 97, 211, 412 

Baker's The History of Warren, Rhode 
Island, in the War of the Revolution. 
1770-1783. 107 

BanU's Sayre Family, 214 

Bates's Genealogy of the Whitmarsh Fa- 
mily, 328 

Beane's General Enoch Poor, 333 

Bolton's Letters of Huxh. Earl Percy, f^om 
Boston and New York, 1774-1770, 417 

Boss's An Inouiry Concerning the Boss 
Familv and the Name Boss, ^ 

Bostwick's Genealogv of the Bostwick Fa- 
mily in America, 325 

Brief Description of the Towns in New 
England, A, 216 

Brief History of the City of Lawrence, its 
Textile Industries, etc.. A, 3:i0 

Brtggs's Sketch of General James Wilson 
of New Hampshire, 333 

Brown's Raymond, N. H., Fifty Years' Ago, 

Brownell's Family and Descendants of 
Stephen Allen, 97 

Bugbee's Memoir of Samuel Foster Mc- 
CMeary, 220 

Bullock's A History and Genealogy of the 
Habersham Family, 326 

Canadian Antiquarian and Numismatic 
Journal, 112 

Carr's Genealogy of Joseph Carr of James- 
town. R. I., 413 

Cary's Some of the Ancestors of William 
Cary of Amesbury, Mass., 326 

Catalogue of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha of 
Massachusetts, Harvard (Jollege, with 
the Constitution, 417 

Catalogue of the Colburn Collection of 
Portraits and Autographs, 113 

Check List of American Newspapers in the 
Library of Congress, 114 

Chester's Strattoii Genealogy, 328 

Clark's Civil and Religious History of An- 
dover Centre, N. H., 329 

Clarke's The Descendants of Nathaniel 
Clarke and his wife, Klizabeth Sumerby, 
of Newbury, Mass., :vj6 

Confession of Faith and Covenant of the 
Congregational Church of Christ In New 
Ipswich, N. H., 416 

Constitution and By-Laws of the Hills 
Family Genealogicul and Historical As- 
sociation, 1901,09 

Cope's Genealogy of the Smedley Family 
descended from George and Sarah Smed- 
ley, 214 

ComwuH's William Cornwall and His De- 
scendants, 98 

Cox's New England Cox Families, 211 

Cutler's Seml-Centennliil of the Evangeli- 
cal Congregational Church of Auburn- 
dale, Mass., 217 

Index of Subjects. 

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• • 

,• ". 

Book Notices— 

Davis's Currency aDA'JBftDlring In the 
Province of the Hastaohinetts Bay, Pub- 
lications of the Am%rl&ui Economic As- 
socUtion, 1(H * *•. 
Davis's John Fi8k«^332 * 
Davis*8 Old Becoitl8.Af the Town of Fitch* 

bure, Mass., :Ko1.*IV, 218 
Davis's Bepoct*j5^ the Public Archives of 

De CostaVi Tbo Vre-Columbian Discovery 

of America by the Northmen, 216 
Dedication Ipf a Monument to the Memory 
of Jihe Hen of VValpole and Vicinity who 
serveajn the French and Indian War, 
Ag •. 
Dqrr'^ W. T. B. A Book of Bemembranoe. 
**• Dorrance's The Dorrance Family in the 

••United States, 326 
, ,i)ow's A Sketch of Topsfleld Parish, Essex 
County, Ene., and the History and An- 
tiquities of Topsfleld Parish, Essex 
County, England, 107 
Dow's Historical Address at the Celebra- 
tion of the Two Hundred and Fiftieth 
Anniversary of the Incorporation of the 
Town of Topsfleld, Mass., 107 
Drummond's Genealogy of Isaae Dean of 

Grafton, N. H., 326 
Duane's A Historical Sermon delivered on 
tlie One Hundred and Seventy- Fifth An- 
niversary of Christ Church, Boston, 108 
Dudley's churches and Pastors of Nan. 
tucket, Mass., from the First Settlement 
to the Present Time, 219 
Dunn's The Mission to the Ouabache, 216 
Early Records of the Town of Portsmouth, 

B. I.. 107 
Early Records of the Town of Providenee, 

Vol. XVI, 107 
Edward Strong Moseley, In Memoriam— 

I81'i-1MK) 832 
Emerson's 'a Criticism of <*The Ipswich 
Kmersons," alias "The Emersons of 
America," US 
Fairbanks's The Ancestry of Henry Adams 

of Bralntree, New England, 211 
Family letters f^m the Bodleian Library, 

Fernald's The Drinkwater Family, 08 
First Reunion of the Cba^e-Chaoe Family 
Association at Newburyport, Mass., 211 
Franklin and Marshall College Obituary 

Record, No. 6. 112 
Gardiner's The Discovery of the Remains 
of Msjor-General Nathaniel Greene, first 
President of the Rhode Island Cincin- 
nati, 109 
Gay's The Tunxis Indians, 105 
Genealogical Bureau of the Chamberlain 

Association, 97 
General Register of the Society of Colonial 

Wars, 18y«-lW)2, 416 
General Society of Mayflower Descendants : 
Meetings : Officers and Members arranged 
in State Societies; Ancestors ana their 
Descendants, 113 
George Parker Gould and His Family, 

Gorham's Gorhams of Hardwick, Mass., 

Grant's Reports of the First and Second 
Reunion of the Grant Family Associa- 
tion, 212 
Grant's llie Grant Family Magazine, 06 
Greene of Gillingbam and New England, 

Haines's Deacon Samuel Haines of West- 
bury, WilkShire, Eng., and His Descen- 
dants in America, 220 
Hale's The Real Philip Nolan, 332 
Hanna's The Scotch-Irish, 217 
Harris's The Descendants of Adam Mott 
of Hempstead, LK>ng Island, N. Y., ICO 

Book Notices- 
Harvard College. Class of 1876. Seventh 

Report of the Secretary, covering the 

CUiss History for Twenty-five Tears to 

Hayden's William Henry Egle, M JL., M.D., 

183(K-1901 331 
Hersey's The Charlestown Mill Pond, 415 
Hibbard's Genealogy of the Uibbard Fa- 

Hill's The Presbytery of Kansas City and 

its Predecessors, 1821-1901, 103 
Hills Family Genealogical and Historical 

Association, 99 
fi inchman's Early Settlers of Nantucket, 

Their Associates and Descendants, 218 
Hobbs's I he American Ancestry and the 

Descendants of Alonzo and Sarah (Wes- 

ton) Kimball, 213 
Hoyt's The Old Families of Salisbury and 

Amesbury, Mass., with some Related 

Families of Ac^oining Towns and of 

York County, Me., 331 
Hunnewell's Triumphs of Early Printing, 


Hutchinson's 1826-1901. Historical Sermon 
preached on the Seventy-Fifth Anniver- 
sary of the First Baptist Church in 
Framlngham, Mass., 108 

Hutchinson's The Hutchinson Farm, Win- 
chester, Mass., 103 

In Memoriam. Harriet Cooper Spencer 
De Costa. 109 

In Memoriam. Rhoda Goslee Treat. 221 

In Memory of George Albert Hammond, 
Eliot, Maine, 220 

John H. Caine and His Family, 414 

Johnson's The Pioneer Women of Wyom- 
ing, 108 

Journal and Transactions of the Went- 
worth Hlt^torical Society, Vol. Ill, 417 

Journal of Capt., Nathaniel Dwigbt of Bel- 
chertown, Mass., during the Crown Point 
Expedition, 1755, 331 

Journal of the Proceedings of the Conven- 
tion of Delegates, convened at Hartford, 
Aug. 26, 1818, for the purpose of Forming 
a Constitution of Civil Government for 
the People of the State of Connecticut, 106 

Jubilee Souvenir —Pilgrim Conffregational 
Church of North Weymouth, Mass., 3.30 

Kephart's I'ennsylvama'sPartin the Win- 
ning of the West, 216 

Kimball's Kimball Family News. 
Vol. V, No. 1, 212 

Nos. 2 and 3, 326 
Nob. 4 and 5, 413 

Lazell's Whiting Genealogy, 414 

Lea's Lee of Virginia, 213 

Leach's Boude l^amilies, 412 

Lega-Weeks's Neighbors of North Wyke. 
Part I. In South Tawton, etc. 215 

Library of Congress. Division of Biblio- 
graphy. A Union List of Periodicals, 
Transactions and Allied Publicattoni 
currently received in the Principal Lib- 
raries of the District of Columbia, 114 

Library of Congress. Division of Mann- 
scripts. A Calendar of Washington 
31auuscripts in the Library of Congress, 

Llbrarv of Congress. Division of Maps 
and Charts. A List of Maps of America 
in the Library of Congress, 114 

Lincoln's Stone Family Association, 214 

Lincoln's The Province Snow, " Prince of 
Orange," 113 

Lippincott's Marvland as a Palatinate, 215 

List of Family Genealogies in Library of 
Connecticut Historical Society, 113 

List of Marriages from the Records of 
Christ Episcopal Church, Montpeller, 
Vt. 3^10 

Litchkeld's The Litchfield FamUy in 
America, 99 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notices— 

Ijottercr*! The Perklomen Bei^on, Past 
»nd Present, 330 

Maodonoaf h's The Maodonongh-Haokstaff 
Ancestry, 100 

Manifesto Church, The, Brattle Square, 
Boston, 41ft 

Manning's The Genealogical and Bioffraph- 
ieal lUstory of the Manning Families of 
New England, 326 

MansQr*s A Partial Record of the Mansnr 
Family, 100 

Mason's Genealogy of the Sampson Mason 
Family, 328 

Massachusetts Society of Sons of the 
American Rerolution. Begister for 1901. 

Massachusetts Society of Sons of the 
American Rerolution. Soldiers and Sail- 
ors whose Grares are designated by 
Markers. 112 

Matthews's Brother Jonathan, 418 

Matthews's The Indian Sagamore Samoset, 

Matthews's The Term Indian Summer, 418 

May's Danforth Genealogy, 413 

Medfleld, Mass. Procei^ngs at Celebra- 
tion of %50tb Anniversary of Incorpora- 
tion of the Town, 830 

Memorial Sketdi of Mr. Ralph Dupuy La- 
roc of PltUton, Penn., 332 

Metcslf *s Metcair Genealogy, 200 

Milb's Sketch of Dunbarton, New Hamp- 
shire, 416 

Miner's Colonel Isaac Barr^, 1726-1802, 
Orator, Soldier, Statesman, and Friend 
of the American Colonies, 109 

Mooar's Mooar (Moors) Genealogy, 213 

Morse's Lane and Page Uemorial, 99 

Mnnroe's Concord and the Telegraph, 217 

Muskett's Suffolk Manorial Families, VoL 
II. Part I, 413 

Nash's Fifty Puritan Ancestors, 327 

Mational Cyclopedia of American Bio- 
graphy, 414 

National Register of the Society Sons of 
the American Reyolution, 416 

Northrup's Early Records of the First 
Presbyterian Cnurch of Syracuse, N. T., 

Ob^errance of the One Hundred and 
Twenty-third Anniversary of the Evacu- 
ation of Philadelphia by the British 
Army, 416 

Old and the New, The, An Occasional 
Magaxine devoted to the Institutions 
and History of the Town of Hartford, 
Vt., 108 

Palmer's Berkshire Conntv ; Its Past His- 
tory and Achievements, 329 

Palmer's History of Class of 1874 Bowdoin 
College, 111 

Peck's Ezra Bellows of Lunenburg, Mass.i 
and Springfield, Vt., and His Descen- 
dants, 98 

Phillimore and Carter's Some Account of 
the Family of Middlemore of Warwick- 
shire and Worcestershire, 213 
Philllmore's Some Account of the Family 
of Uolbrow, anciently of Kingscote, Uley, 
and Leonard Stanley in Gloucestershire, 

Pierce's Field Genealogy, 98 
Piper's L.fxington, the Birthplace of 
American Liberty, 330 

Pollard's Pollard Genealogy, 213 

Proceedings and Collections of the Wyom- 
ing Historical and Geological Society, 
19W, 221 
Proceedings and Transactions of the Roval 
Society of Canada, Second Series, Vol. 
VI, 112 
Proceedings of the John Bean Association, 

Book Notices— 

Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Meet- 
ing of the Hills Family Genealogical and 
Historical Association, Boston, 1901, 99 
Proceedings of the Vermont Antiquarian 
Society, Burlington , Vt., Vol. I . No. 1, 221 
Proceedings of the Wyoming Commemor- 
ative Association, July 3d, 1901, 108 
Prudden's Peter Prudden, 221 
Public Papers of George Clinton, First 
• Governor of New York, 329 

Publications of the American Economic 
Association, Third Series, Vol. I, No. 4; 
Vol. II, No. 6, 104 
Publications of the Genealogical Society of 

Pennsylvania, Vol. II, No. 2, 417 
Quinabaug Historical Leaflets. 
Ammidown's The Southbridge of Our 
Ancestors, its Homes and its People, 
Corey's Old Houses In Sturbrldge, 107 
Vol. I, Nos. 1^. Litchfleld's Southbridge 

as a Pole Parish, 107 
Vol. I, No. 10. Southbridge in the Civil 

War, 418 
Vols. VI-IX, 331 
Qnincy's Memoir of Edward Elbrldge Sal- 

isbury, 109 

The History of Milford, N. H., 
Raven's Tholdman , 217 
Records of the Court of Assistants of the 
Colony of the Massachusetts Bay, 1630- 
Records of the Town of Cambridge (for- 
merly Newtowne), Mass., 1630-1703, 106 
Roed's The Reed Genealogy, .327 

Register of the Lynn Historical Society, 
Lynn, Mass., for 1900, 108 

Remlck's A Record of the Services of the 
Commissioned OflUcers and Enlisted Men 
of Kittery and Eliot, Me,, who served 
from 1776 to 1783, 103 

Rice's Vital Records of the Town of Au- 
burn (formerly Ward), Mass., to the end 
of the year 1860, 106 

Roberts's History of the Military Company 
of the Masiiachusetts, now called the 
Ancient and Honorable Company of 
Massachusetts, 16:^7-1888, lOi 

Robinson's Ancestor Hunting, 113 

Robinson Family Genealogical and His- 
torical Association, 328 

Ross's Historical Sketch of Hampton, N. 
U., for 260 Years, 218 

SachHe's Matrioul of the Augustus Ev. 
Luth. Congregation of New Providence, 
Penn., usually called the Old Trappe 
Church, 108 

Sanborn's The So-Called Rebellion of 1683, 

Sandys's Annals of do Normandle, 212 

Scales 's Miss Mary Pickering Thompson, 

Scott's Professor Park of Andovcr, 220 

Sellers's Allied FRroilies of Delaware, 98 

Seymour, Past and Present, 416 

Shepard's History of the Yale Class of 
1873, 112 

Shepard's John Whitehead of New Haven 
and Branford, Conn., 333 

Shepard's Samuel Blakesiey of New Haven , 
Conn., and His Descendantx, 414 

Shepard's The New Haven and Walling- 
ford. Conn., Johnsons, 326 

Shepard's The New Haven, Conn., Potters, 

Sherman's Morriiitown, N. J., in the Span- 
ish-American War, 106 

Sherman's The Robinson Family, 213 

Sketch of the Chickcring Family and Their 
Famous Piano, 211 

Smith's A Chronological Record of the 
principal Events that have occurred in 
Amesbury, Mass., trom 1688 to 1900, 106 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notices- 
Smith's DescendADts of H ^ior Sunael Hale, 

Smith's Extracts from Wills proved 
P. C. C, relating to Piths, of Shute and 
Colyton, Ck>. Devon, 114 

Smith's Map and Description of the Main 
Battlefields, Routes, Camps and Head- 
quarters in the Gettysburg, Wilderness 
and Appomattox Campaigns of the Civil 
War in the United States, 320 

Smith's The Home of the Smith Family in 
Peterborough, New Hampshire, 101 

Sons of the lievolution in the State of 
Iowa. Register of Officers and Members, 
1001, 113 

Stearns's Fitch Genealogy, 212 

Stevens's The Story of the Church for Two 
Centuries. A Sermon preached at Fram* 
Ingham, June 10, 1000, 330 

Stoeckel's Correspondence of John Sedg- 
wick, Mb^Ov General, 414 

Swan's Fourteenth Report of the Custody 
and Condition of the Public Records of 
Parishes, Towns and Coanties, 215 

Tenth Annual Reunion, Reynolds Family 
Association, 327 

Tlie Ancestor, A Quarterly Review of 
County and Family History, Heraldry 
and Antiquities, No. 1, 418 

Tiffany's Letters of James Murray, Loyal- 
ist 832 

Tilden'B 1661-1001. Souvenirs of Hedfleld. 
I. A Visit to an Early Homestead. II. A 
Sunday in the Old Meeting House. 100 

Todd's Biographical and Other Articles, 

Tolman's Wright's Tavern, 217 

Towne's The Descendants of William 
Towne, 101 

Transactions of the Huguenot Society of 
South Carolina, 410 

Trask's Letters of Colonel Thomas West- 
brook and Others relative to Indian 
Aflkirs in Maine. 1722-1726, 104 

Trumbull's Historical Notes on the Consti- 
tutions of Connecticut, 216 

Two Missouri Historians, Paper read be- 
fore State Historical Society of Missouri, 

Two Narratives of the Expedition Against 
Quebec, A.D. 1600, under Sir William 

Upliam's An Aeconnt of the Short-hand 
Writings of Jonathan Edwards, 331 

Usher's A Sliort Biographical Sketch of 
EliRs Baker Usher of HoUts, Me., 3:^3 

Vital Records of Northborough, Mass., to 
the end of the year 1860, 106 

Walker's An Address upon the Long Con- 
troversy of the Proprietors of the Plan- 
tation of Penny Coolc with the Proprie- 
tors of the Town of Bow, 216 

Wallace's (the Elderslle Line), Montgom- 
ery Countv, Md.,.The, 328 

Warden's The Ancestors, Kin and Descen- 
dants of John Warden and Narcissa 
(Davis) Warden, his Wife, 101 

Wuters's The Meeting House Green and a 
Study of Houses and Lauds in that Vi< 
cinity, 218 

Watkins's Chart of the Sheafe Famllv, 101 

Watkins's John Foulsham, Hingham,Eng., 
1638; Hingham, Mass., 1638; Exeter, N. 
H., 1669, 100 

Whalev's English Record of the Whaley 
Family and Its Branches in America, 214 

White's Genealogy of the Descendants of 
John White of wenham and Lancaster, 
Mass., .328 

Whittemore's Our New England Anoestore 
and Their Descendants, 101 

Whittemore's The Heroes of the American 
Revelation and Their Desoandants— Bat- 
tle of Long Island, 103 . 

Book Notices — 

Willis's Old Eliot, Vol. IV, No. 4, 106 
Wise's Narrative of the E^qpedltion against 
Quebec, A.D. 1600, nnder Sir William 
Phips, 216 
Wood's Descendants of the Twin Brothers, 

John and Benjamin Wood, 328 
Wood worth's Descendants of Walter 

Wood worth of Scituate, Mass., 102 
Wright's Genealogy of the Wright Family 

from 16.30 to 1001, 102 
Wyoming Valley Chapter, Daughters of the 

American Revolution, 1001-1002, 118 
Year Book, Cltv of Charleston, S. C, 1000 
Year-Book of the Society of Colonial Wart 
in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
for ItfOO, 113 
Young's Address at the Funeral of Mrs. 
Charlotte Augusta Langdon Sibley of 
Groton, Mass., Jan. 26, 1002, 332 
Branch of the Ca^g Family, A, 306 
Branch of the Patch Family, A, 108 
Brecks, The Sherborn, 380 
Broad, Query, 02 
Browne, Edward Ingersoll, 390 
Burr-Cudworth, Reply, 210 
Byington, Eara Uoyt, 116 

Campbell, Qnery, 01 
Car\-er, Query, 200 
Cass, Kbenezer, Note, 410 
Cass Family, A Branch of the, 305 
Cearle, Query. 200 

Charleftown f'Mass.) Mill Pond, The, 235 
Chelmsford— Our English Parent Towns, 376 
Church, Query, 02 

Church Records of Stoneham, Mass., 63, 289 
Clark, Query, 321 
CI i shy, Query, 01 
Clough, John, Query, 206 
Comer, Query, 00 

Contributors and Contrlbations to Volume 
Abbot, Edwin Hall. 

Edward Ingersoll Browne, 390 
Adams, George Moulton. 

Ezra Hoyt Byington, 116 
Adams, O'^car Fay. 

Our English Parent Towns, Brain tree 

with Bocking, 271 
Our English Parent Towns, Chelmsford, 

Our English Parent Towns, Sudbary, 179 
Allen, Frank W. 

Charles Allen and Some of His Descend- 
ants, 26 
Bacon, Leon Brooks. 

Michael Bacon and His Descendants, 364 
Baker, Virginia. 

Notes JTom the Warren, R. I., Probate 
Records, 362 
Bent, Allen H. 

The Stierborn Brecks, 380 
Bolton. Ethel Stan wood. 

Tiie Burnetts of Lancaster, Mass., 241 
Brown, Francis Henry. 

List of Capt. Timothy Hamant's (Mass.) 
Company, 1762, 74 
Bucknam, Wilton Francis. 

Cliurch Records of Stoneham, Mass., 63, 
Clarke, George Kuhn. 

Births Recorded by the Rev. Jonathan 
Townsend, A.M., Minister of the First 
Church in Needham, 141, 266 
Needham Marriages, SO 
Corey, Deloraine Pendre. 

John Ward Dean, A.M., 223 
Cotton, Frank Ethridge. 

Diary of John Preston of Danrers, 1744- 
Cummings, Charles A. 
Moses Kimball, 33S 
Davis, Horace. 

Dr.BeiOamln Gott's Library, 340 

iaAe» of Subjectt. 


Contribatloni and Contdlmton— 
Dudley, Myron 8. 

Two Centuries of ChnrelMS and Pastors 
in Nantaeket, H MS., 17 
Fairtianlu, M. B. 

Captain William Traike and «ame of 
His Desoendanis, 00 
Fish, Georire T. 

Notes from the .Diary of SUsha Fish, 
Ford, Wortidngtoa C. 

Some 4leir«rson Co r res p ondenoe, 54, UO 
Fyfe, John William. 

4ames Fyfe of Berlin, Kass^ and hto Do- 
seendaats, 107 
Goodmeed, Charles's. 

WlUiams Bible Beoorda, 103 
Gordon, George A. 

Proeeedlnis of the yew«Rnglancl •.Historic 

Oenealoiieal Soeiety, 88 
William Henry Wldtmore, 07 
Gorham, Henry S. 

Gorhams of Uardwiok, Maasn 7^ 
Hart, SamneL 

Henrr Barnard, LLJ>.. J73 
Hersey, Ira C. 

The Charlestown (Hass.) MUl Fond, 235 
HodJtes, Almon D. 

Kotes on tlie Sanford Fiamily of Ports* 
mouth, R.I.,»i 
Kimball. Helen F. 

Boll of Ipswieh, Haas,, Mlniito Hen, 
Lea, J. Henry. 

GeiM«Iogieal Gleanings Among the 
Snglish Aiohires, 84, 184, 306, 4<B 
Mllla, Wniiam Stowell. 

A Branch of the Patch FaoaUy, 106 
The Early Kllhams, 314 
The Edwards Family of Wenham prior 
to 1715, 00 
Peck, Thomas Bellows. 

Records of the -First Charoh of Sodttng* 
ham, Vermont, 216, 8M 
Pickford, Anna M. 

Marriages flrom the Almanac Diary (1761- 
1701) of Key. Samuel Chandler of Qlon* 
oester, Mass., 318 
Boyal Descent of Mabel Harlakeaden, The, 40 
Scott, George Robert White. 

EUlwards Amasa Park, DD,^ LL.D., 11 
8hepard, Jamea. 

Samuel Blakesley of New Haren, Conn., 

and His Descendants, 277 
Tbe New Haien and Wallingford (Conn.) 
Jobneona. 132 
Smyth, Ralph D. 

George Grave or Grares and His Descen- 
dants, 200 
John Stephens of Guilford, Conn., and 

His Descendants, 350 
Mr. Thomas Robinson of Guilford (Conn.) 

and His Descendants, 67 
Sapplementary Notes on the Johnson 

Family. 207 
The Bartlett Familisa of Guilford, Conn., 
Steam*, Esra S. 

John Wallace of Londonderry, N. H., 

The Descendants of Dea. Zachary Fitch 
of Reading, 41 
Steiner, Bernard C. 

George Grave or Graves and His Descen- 
danm, 260 
John Stephens of Guilford, Conn., and 

His Deflcendants, 350 
Mr. Thomas Robinson of Guilford, 

Conn., and His Descendants, 57 
Supplementary Notes on the Johnson 

Family. 207 
The Bartlett Families of Guilford, Conn., 
Stowell, William. 

A Branahof the Cass Family, 306 

Contrlbntions and 
Talcott, Mary K. 

Records of the Church in BcAton, Oonn., 
Trask, William Blake. 

CapUin William Traske snd Some of 
His DescendanU, 00, 100,307 
Watkins, Walter Kendall. 
Notes on Brain tree, 273 
Chelmsford, 377 
Sudbury, 181 
The Scotch Ancestry of Sir David Och- 
terloney, 187 
Wheeler, Richard A. 

Dorothv Stanton, 153 
Winslow, Brving. 

A Loyalist in the Siege of Boston, 46 
Correction, A, Note, 01 
Cottle, Query, 01 
Crocum— Croackham, Note, 410 
Crosby, Query, 01 
Cummings, Query, 01 

Dean, John Ward, 223 

Deaths Recorded by the Rev. Jonathan Town- 
send, A.M., ICinister of the First Church in 
Needham, 205 

Decker, Qnerr, 01 

Doming, Reply, 04 

Diary of John Preston of Da»rars, 1744.1700, 

Dr. Bepjamin Gott's Library, 340 

I>orr, Query, 321 

Denison, Note, 207 

Descendanta of Dea. Zaduuy Fiioh of Reading, 

Dudley, Note, 200 

Early Kilhams, The, 344 

Edwards Family of Wenham, prior to 1715, 

The, 00 
Errata, 114, 222, 334, 418 

Farrah, Query, 03 

Fish, Elisha. Notes from the Dtary df, 1785- 
1804, 121 

Fitch, Query, 411 

Fitch, Descendants of Dea. Zachary of Read- 
ing, 41 

Franklin, Note, 204 

Franklin, Query, 321 

Franklin, Reply, 412 

Franklin, Dr., Note, 80 

Freeman, Query, 208 

Fyfe, James of Berlin, Mass., and his Descen- 
dants, 107 

Genealogical Gleanings amoi^S the English 

Archives, 84, 100, 308, 403 
Allen, 20 

Bacon, 304 

Bancroft, 100 

Bartlett, 195 

Bennett, 2k\ 

Blakesley, 277 

Breck, 380 

Cass, 305 

Denison, 207 

Edwards, 00 

Fitch, 41 

Fyffc, 107 

Gorhani, 75 

Grave, Graves, 260 

Johnson, 132, 207 

Kilham, 3i4 

Ochterlony, 187 

Patch, 108 

Robinson, 67 

Stephens, 350 

l*rask, 00, 190, 397 

Wallace, 186 
Genealogies in Preparation— 


Barrett, 90 


Index of Subjects. 

Genealogies in Praptration— 


Beede, 210 

Backner, 90 

Cole, 90 

CaRhlDg, 324 

Gazlay, 90 

Gookin, 324 

Griggs, 90 

Hawkes, 90 

Heath, 90 

UoUy. 96 

Ires. 324 


Maine, 90 

Matson, 90 


Morton, 90 

Peaslee, 210 

Peckham, 210 


Rudd, 90 

Saxe, 90 

Stocking, 324 

Washbnni, 210 

WUkinson, 324 

Wyllys, Willis, WiUes, 90 
Gibbs, Query, 411 
Giflbrd, Query, 92 

Gloucester, Mass., Marriages Arom the Almanac 
Diary, 1701-1704, of Key. Samuel Chandler of, 
Gookin, Query, 209, 322 
Gorhams of Uardwick, Mass., 76 
Grave or Graves, George, and His Descendants, 

Graves, Note, 409 
Green, Query, 209 
Gridley, Query, 321 

Hamlin, Query, 93 

Harlakcnden, Mabel, Royal Descent of, 40 

Harlakenden, Note, 810 

Hart, Querv, 411 

Hathorne-Helwise, Note, 409 

Hathome-VThistler, Note, 204 

Havlland, Query, 321 

Haynes, Qaery, 92 

Hiltou. Query, 410 

Historical Intelligenoe— 

Alden, 412 

Bacon, 412 

Byfleld, Mass.. 210 

Cnuroh Records, 95 

Collamore, Collamcr, 323 

Eliot Genealogy, 323 

French Records, 96 

Genealogical and Historical Department of 
Worcester Spy, 323 

Genealogies in Preparation, 412 

Haddam, Conn., 32» 

Hart, 412 

History of Bernardston, Mass., 323 

Jennings Genealogy, 96 

Journal of James Alelvin, 323 

Kellogg Genealogy, 324 

Livermore Family of America, 95 

Mack Genealogy, 324 

MarshalPs Genealogist's Guide, 210 

Old Church Records of VirginU, 96 

Old Klttery and Her Families, 322 

Prehistoric America, 94 

Salisbury. 94 

Scottish Families, 324 

Stevens ft Brown, 324 

Walker Family HUtory, 210 

West Virginia, 94 

Worcester County Vital Records, 94 
Historical Societies and their Proceedings— 

New-England Historic Gsnealogical, 88 

Arms of Goanold of Ottery, Co. Suffolk, Eng- 
land, 403 

Autographs : 

Boyce, Rebekah, 72 

Bylngton. Eira Hoyt, 116 

Dean. John Ward, 223 

Kimball. Moses, 336 

Park, Edwards A., 11 

Trask, Jonathan, 200 

Trask, George, 09 ^^ ^ - ,. 
Fao-Simile of Parts of a Letter from Josiah 

Gorham to John Gorham, 76 
High Street, Braintree, Eng., 271 
High Street Arom Tindal Square, Chelmsford , 

Eng., 376 
High Street, Looking North, Chelmsford, 

H n <r ^*fk 

Market Hill and St. Peter*s Church, Sud- 
bury, Enc, 179 

Mill and River Stour, Sudbury, Eng., 179 

Park Memorial Tablet, 17 

PortraiU : 
Bylngton, Exra Hoyt, 115 
Dean, John Ward, 223 
KimbaU, Moses, 336 
MiO- General Sir David Ochterlony, Bart.» 

Park, Edwards A., 11 

St. Gregory's Church, Sudbunr, Eng., 179 

St. Mary's Church, Booking, 271 

St. Mary's Church, Chelmsford, 376 

St. Michael's Church, Braintree, 271 

Tabular Pedigree, Bancroft, 197 
Jackson. Query, 93, 209 
James, Query, 91 

Jefferson Correspondence, Some, 54 
Johnson Family, Supplementary Notes on the, 

Johnsons, The New Haven and Wallingford 

(Conn.), 132 

Kellogg, Query, 92 
KeU(e)y, Daniel, Query, 91 
Kelley, Rebecca, Query, 91 
Kempton, Query, 321 
Kennedy, Query, 92 
Kilhams, The Early, 344 
Kimball, Query, 209 
Kimball, Moses, 835 
King, Note, 200 

Lancaster-Kexar, Query, 206 
Lane, Query, 01, 210 

Lea's Genealogical Gleanings Among the Eng- 
Ush Archives, 84, 190, 308, 402 
Aspen wall, Thomas (1604), 314 
Bancroft, John (1640-7), 86 
(1657), 80 
Ranlfe (1667), 80 
Thomas (1027), 80 
(1029), 87 
William (1011). 80 
Bancrofts, William (1660), 87 
Flint, Anthony (1023), 316 
Edmunde (1032), 310 
Edward (16V4). 314 
George (1020), 316 
Henry (1000), 316 
Robert (1649), 313 
Thomas (1023), 315 
(1042), 310 
WUliam (1032), 310 
Flinte, Anthony (1690), 815 
George (1017), 317 
James (1690), 315 
Flynt, Georg (1601), 314 
James (1601), 314 
Nycoles (1649), 313 
Wyllyam (1556). 313 
Gosnold, Anthony (1031), 400 
John (1029), 400 
Richard (1021), 400 
Robert (1016), 405 
(1018), 406 

Index of Subjects, 

Lea's Genealogloal Gleanings— 
Go8iiolde,£dmand (1660), iOl 
Robert (1673), i03 
Walter (16H8). 406 
WiUlam (1687), 404 
Greene. Edward (1610)-20), 811 
Kynwelmarthe, Richard (1676), 404 
Mason, Henry (1A36), 312 
John (1691), 312 
Thomas (1606), 312 
William (1680), 811 
Wood, Thomas (1616), 317 
WUIUm (1616), 317 
(1042), 318 
Woodls, James (1600), 317 
John (1620-1) 317 
ZeUels, Isaao (1761), 363 
Fleming, Wm., 160 
Lyndon, Joslas, 296 
Page, John, 65. 151, 162 
Nelson, Thomas, 64 
WUles, Francis, 297 
Library, Dr. Benjamin Oott's, 340 
List of Capt. Timothy Haaiant's (Mass.) 

Company, 1762, 74 
List of Donors to the Library, xzviii 
Long, Qaery, 91 
Lord-Goodwin, note, 90 
Loyalist in the Siege of Boston, A, 48 
Laee, Query, 91 

Maddoek't Qnery, 91 

Marriages fh>m the Almanac Diary (1761-1764) 
ot Rer. Samuel Chandler of Gloucester, 
Mass, 318 
Martyn, Hannah, Query, 208 
Memuirs of Deceased Members- 
Armstrong, George Washington, Ixli 

Barnard, Henry, 173 

Battles, James Monroe, Ix 

Blanchard. Samuel Stillman, lir 

Boynton, Kleazer, lix 

Browne, Edward ingersoll, 299 

Byington, Ezra Hovt, 115 

Codman, Robert, xlvii 

Cogswell, George, Ivi 

Dean, John Ward, 223 

Dudley, Sanford Harrison, Ivlli 

Egle, William Henry, xlix 

Emery, Samuel Hopkius, Ixviii 

Harrey, Moites, Ixvi 

Hayes, Henriette Estclle, Ixvii 

Hersey, Alfred Henry, Ixx 

Kimball. Moves, :i36 

Harsh, Lucius Bulles, Ixlii 

McCartee, Divie Betiiune, xlli 

Parle, Edwards Amasa, 11 

Parker, Auguc«tUH, 1 

haunders, Charles Hicks, Ixxi 

btury, Isaac, Ixxiil 

Teele, Albert Kendall, liil 

Wttrd, Andrew Henoliaw, xlv 

Whitmore, William Uenrv. 67 

Williams, Henry, 11 

Wolcott, Itoger, xliil 

Woods, Henry, Ixxv 
Miltou, Query, 91 
Mtfplee-Hurophrey, Query, 209 
Moulton, Query, 2W 
Muster KuTlx— 

Hamant, Timothy, 74 

Ipswich Minute Men, 83 

Nantucket, Mass., Two Centuries of Churches 

and Tasturt* in, 17 
Nash-Sampson-duuic, Note, 205 
Needham. Mass., Deaths Itecorded by the Rev. 

Jonathan Townsond. A.M., Minister of the 

First Church iu, HI, 2t\6 
Needham, Masx., Marriages, 30 
New Haven and Wallingfurd (Conn.) Johnsons, 

The, VJ2 
Norton, Query, 91 

Notes and Queries, 89, 201, 319, 406 

Notes from the Diary of Elisba Fish, 1786-1804, 

Notes from the Warren, R. I., Probate Records. 

Notes on the Sanford Family of Portamontb, 

R. I., 294 

Oohterloney, Sir David, Scotch Ancestry of, 187 

Officers and Committees Appointed by the 
Council, ri 

Officers Elected by the Society for the Tear 
1902, T 

Our English Parent Towns, Braintree (with 

Our Engluh Parent Towns, Chelmsford, 376 

Sudbury, 179 

Park, Edwards Amasa, 11 

Payne, Query, 91, 92 

Payne iieply, 93 

Peabody,Note, 320 

Peirce, Pierce, Query, 410 

Pennv, Query, 91 

Perkms, Query, 206 

Pierce-Eames, Note, 409 

Pierce or Peirce, Note, 90 

Pitcher, Query, 208 

Pratt (Note), 408 

Preston, John, of Danvers, Dianr of, 80 

Proceedings of the New-England Historic Gen- 
ealogical Society, 203,407 

Quaker, Note, 90 

(Quaker Burial Place, Salisbury, Mass., Note, 

Records of the First Church in Bolton, Conn., 

162, 347 
Records of the First Church of Rockingham, 

Vt., 248, 384 
Reports of Committees of the N. £. H. G. 
Committee on English Research, xxii 
Committee on Graveyard Inscrtptions, xxr 
Committee on Heraldry, xxili 
Committee on Memorials, xxiv 
Committee on Papers and Essays, xxi 
Committee on Publication, xxi 
Committee on Rolls of Memtiership, xxiv 
Committee on the Cabinet, xxili 
Committee on the Library, xx 
Committee to Assist the Historiographer, 

Proceedings of N.E. H. G. Society, xvi 
Ti»e Corresponding Secretary, xxxiv 
Council, xix 
Historiugrapher— Necrology for 1901, 

Librarian, xxvl 
'1 reasurer, xxxvl 

TruMtees of the Kidder Fund, xxxlx 
Rice, Query. 91 
Kicketson, <^uery, 321 
Ring, Querv, 322 
Robinson, Note, 206, 208 
Robinson, Mr. Ihomus of Guilford (Conn.) and 

His Descendants, 57 
Rockingham, Vt., Records of the First Church 

of, 24p, ."W* 
Roll of luswich, Mass., Minute 3Ien, 1775, 83 
Rogers, Hope, Note, 408 
Royal Descent of Mabel Harlakenden,40 
Russell, Query, 92, 410 

Sanford Family of Portsmouth, R. I., Notes on 

the, 2\i4 
Sanford-Stratton, Note, 400 
Sawyer, Query, 207 

Scotch Ancestry of Sir David Ochterloney, 187 
Shaw, Query, 209 
Slierborn Breaks, The, 380 
Slater, Query, 20U 
Smith, Query, U2 

Some Jetfersun Correspondence, 64, 149 
Soule, Query, 321 


Indexi of Subjects. 

SUnton, Dorotftr* ^^9 

8tMUii«» Qacrf, 908 

Stephens, John of Gnilfbrd, Conn., and HU 

Tintniiniliiif . 3M 
Sterling, Qoeiy, 200 

Stoneham, !!««•., Chsnb Reoofds of, 6S, SM 
Stoard or 8ta«rt, Query, 206 
Sadbary, Ancient Keoord of, Note, 20S 
Sngplementary Motes on tho Johnson- Family, 

Sweeteer, Query, 200 

Traske, Capteln William and Some of Hit De- 

poendante, flo, 100, 307 
Two Centuries of Churches and Pastor* in Nan- 

tndiet, Mass., 17 
Tisdale, Query, 01 
Tolman, Query. 02 
Treate, Note, 204 

Wallace, John of Londonderry, N. H., 186 
Wallace or Wallls, Reply, 04 
Warner, Query, 200, 321 
Webster, Query, 200 

White, Qnery, 206 

White, Burcess, Qoerr, 411 

Whitmore, William Henry, 87 

Wilbur, Query, 02 

Willard, Query, 01 

Wilcox, Query, 02 

Williams Bible Records, 388 

Wise, Query, 200 

Wood, Querr, 200, 321 

Woodcock, Query, 200 

Wormell, Query, 321 

Wills, Administrations and Abttraete— 
See also Lea*s Gleanings. 
Carroll, James (1763), 363 
Chese. Thomas (17fiO), 362 
Cole, T^Ti (17&0). 362 
Eddy, Elkanah (1760), 382 
Frost, Jacob (1780), 362 
Gladding, Charles (1768), 382 
Jenings, Jeremiah (1781), 388 
Salsburv, Nathaniel (1760), 382 
Swan, George (1760), 382 
Wimble, John (1760), 38S 


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JANUARY, 1902. 

By Rev. Gforob Robert "White Scott, Ph.D., D.D., of Xewton, Mass. 

Professor Park was a member of the New-EngL'iml Historic 
Genealogical Society for twenty-nine years, having been enrolled 
4 January, 1871. His interest in matters for which the Society 
was founded, and his eminence as an historical writer and student 
of genealogy, were manifested in many ways and particularly in 
the several biographies from his pen. 

Only a cursory sketch of his life can here be given. He was 
bom in the city of Providence, Rhode Island, December 29, 1808. 
The lustre of his fame is reflected back on his ancestors. Yet his 
distinction is also the 'resultant of the Puritan blood in his veins, 
coming from both sides of his descent, and his own forming (juality. 

Tracing back his family lineage, we find one Kichard Park wlio came 
to this land as early as 1635, and chose ^^ewtowne, now Cambridge, 
as his home. His name, and that of his wife Sarah, a{)[)enrs in the 
reoonis of the First Church in Cambridge under the date of 1036. 
In 1647, Kichard removed to what is now known as Newton. 
Nathan Park, who descended from Richard, married Ruth liannister 
and live<l in Northbridge, Massachusetts, for a time, where their 
M>n Calvin, tlie immediate ancestor of the subject of our eikctoh, was 
born in 1774. Calvin was "an excellent scholar, a clear careful 
deliberate thinker, an admirable counselor." lie died in l^<47. 
His wife, Abigail Ware of Wrentham, Massachusetts, tracer! her 
ances<trv back to Robert Ware of Dedham. The niotlier of the 
great professor at Andover was tall of stature, dignified in manner, 
a woman of wit and wisdom, lover of poetry and the Bible, and 
somewhat strenuous in tlie training of her cliildren. In naminjj: the 
!?on for Jonatlian ICdwards, the parents seemed to aid ProvidiMue in 
makintr him a tlieoloi^ian second onlv to liis illustrous namesake. 

Edwards, the son, could not remember the time when he did not 
attend school. He read books whicli, to-day, do not seem to be ex- 

VOL. LVI. 2 

12 Edwards Amaaa Park. [Jan. 

hilarating for boys, such as ''Edwards on the Affections," Fuller's 
"Life of Pearce," Dr. Hopkins's "Life of Mrs. Antony," Dod- 
dridge's " Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul," Law's " Serious 
Call," "Pilgrim's Progress," "Life of Brainard," and especially the 
sermons of Dr. Emmons, whom he often heard preach during his 
visits to his grandfather Ware at Wrentham. It is reported that at 
ten years of age he successfully passed an examination on the five 
points of Calvinism. He entered Brown University before he was 
fourteen years old, and though he had classmates who became noted, 
as Dr. Barnas Sears, Senator Lafayette S. Foster of Connecticut, 
Bishop Burgess of Maine, and Judge Ezra Wilkinson, he easily 
stood first. He declined to deliver the valedictory because President 
Messer had done him an injustice, and partly, it seems, on account 
of the expense, the charge then for the valedictory oration being fifty 
dollars. The studies in college which interested young Park the 
most were Mental Philosophy and Rhetoric. 

After graduation at Brown, in 1826, he taught in a classical 
school at Weymouth Landing. While there, after great searching 
of heart, he formed the purpose of entering the ministry. " If," he 
said, "I could not preach honestly, I could not do anything honestly ; 
if I could do anything honestly I could preach honestly." A realistic 
" touch of clerical depravity " removed in measure the feeling of his 
unworthiness to be a minister. One day, when the church he at- 
tended was empty, and he had tremblingly entered the pulpit, almost 
terrified by the sanctity of the place, he saw a quid of tobacco on 
the pulpit floor. "That," he afterwards said, "was the first inti- 
mation that I ever had that a minister was not perfectly holy." He 
studied theology for a year with his father, who had resigned his 
professorship at Brown and become pastor of the Congregational 
Church at Stoughton, Massachusetts. During that year Edwards 
gave special attention to the Unitarian Controversy, the result of 
which was a notable article published in the " Spirit of the Pilgrims,** 

Though seemingly appointed to an early death, Park entered 
Andover Theological Seminary in 1828, and graduated in 1831, 
He partly recovered his health during the course, in working out a 
scheme of mechanical labor in the "Stowe Cabin," some of which 
he concluded was "dolorous," since, while laboring assiduously at 
something, the purpose of which was at first withheld by the fore- 
man, it turned out to be a coffin. The discovery of this fact, he re- 
marked, interfered with the exhilarating effect of the exercise. 

His years at Andover were intellectually and spiritually stimu- 
lating. He was President of the Porter Rhetorical Society, and' 
received the principal appointment on Anniversary day. In his es- 
says and addresses during the three years, he gave evidence of that 
remarkable power of statement which led one to say of him, " His 
style is a model of compactness with crystalline clearness. His 
reasoning reminds one of the method of the great jurists, and 

1902.] Edwards Amasa Park. 13 

whether one accepts his theology or not, one must revere his trans- 
cendant ability." His fondness for the country led him to decline 
pastorates in Boston and Lowell, and a professorship in the Theo- 
logical Seminary at Bangor, Maine, and to accept a call to Braintree, 
Massachusetts, to be the associate of the Rev. Doctor Richard Salter 
Storrs, the elder. He was ordained there December 21, IQSI. 
The son of the old minister at Braintree seeing Park one day about 
that time, coming up the gravel walk to the parsonage, " was struck 
with his slight tall form, bis chiseled features, fine then as if wrought 
in marble, his piercing eyes and his impressive and animating voice." 
Park was only two years in Braintree, compelled by ill health to 
retire ; but while there he attracted large congregations, and gained 
thus early the reputation of being a preacher of brilliant parts and 
wide intellectual range. 

In 1835, he became professor of Mental and Moral Philosophy in 
Amherst College, and there added to his fame as a pulpit orator, 
being named as the " most marvellous occasional preacher in America." 
It was considered by the faculty and students ** a great eclipse over 
all the college life at Amherst when his grand presence and subju- 
gating yet exhilarating intellect were withdrawn from these circles," 
by his going, in 1836, to Andover, there to fill the Bartlett Pro- 
fessorship of Rhetoric. It \vas as natural for him to go there " as 
that waters should lapse from the hillside to the sea — as that trees 
should bourgeon and bloom in the spring." 

In September of 1836 he married Anna Maria Edwards, grand- 
daughter of Jonathan Edwards, and there in that now well known brick 
house on Andover Hill, facing the seminary grounds, the two lived to- 
gether for fifty-seven years. Mrs. Park was a model wife and mother, 
cultured and courteous, charming in looks and ways, " lovely in her 
youthful comeliness ; lovely all her life long in comeliness of heart." 
She died October 7, 1893. 

Park's homiletical lectures were regarded as simply marvellous in 
the exhibition of eloquence. He increased the number of students, 
and left on them the impression of the majesty and beauty of the 
preacher, and stimulated the feeblest to try to become the greatest in 
his profession. Above all, he illustrated his teaching by his own 
preaching. Dr. Storrs, the younger, late of Brooklyn, who heard 
many of his sermons during his student days, said they " were as 
carefully planned as were the bastions of any fortress." It used to 
be the wish of students who had perhaps smarted under his criticism, 
to find in his own plans some weakness or incongruity, some want 
of concinnity in parts, or some failure to enforce liis theme ; but 
they never succeeded. Each part was in its just relations, and the 
whole was as completely organized as were the members of any 
sentence. The style of expression was perspicuous, energetic, with 
images suggested in a word, sometimes, or a half sentence ; fine as 
a cameo, vivid and lustrous as a picture ; with passages of a mar- 
vellous literary charm, which beguiled the enchanted attention. 

14 Edwards Amasa Park. [Jan. 

Park waa of marked personal appearance, of commanding pres- 
ence ; walking in Boston or in other cities he attracted, as did 
Webster, the attention of the crowds. It was, however, in the pul- 
pit that he looked the king of men, as he was the king of preachers, 
especially to students and upon great occasions. He was the em- 
bodiment of Quintilian's conception of the real orator, being both 
strong and good. He was tall, of fine form, with a Napoleonic 
countour of head and a face of classical regularity and power ; with 
eyes beautiful in repose, strangely grand when kindled with intense 
joy or fullest flame in accord with the uttered thought. His voice 
was flexible, musical and clear, capable of expressing the tones of 
mirth or the cadences of passion. In the pulpit he never indulged 
in anything approximating levity, and seldom made a playfiil allu- 
sion ; but in the lecture room, in debate and in private, his wit was 
abundant. It was full of mind. It was, to use his own words in 
reference to the wit of Dr. Emmons, "a masculine and serene 
thing; the recreation of the judgment, the jubilee of reason." 
Andover students love to repeat his wonderful stories and witty 
sayings. It has been my privilege to be a frequent visitor at his 
home, to have him as my guest, and to journey with him. His talk 
rippled with poetry and anecdote, with description of places and 
men. ** A more charming companion one could not have found for 
the tour of the world." 

After filling the chair of Sacred Rhetoric for eleven years. Pro- 
fessor Park in 1847 became Abbot Professor of Christian Theology, 
the successor and choice of Professor Woods, who taught in An- 
dover thirty-eight years. The middle room in the old chapel was 
the arena of Park's greatest triumphs as a teacher. He was vigor- 
ous, persuasive, witty and eloquent, learned and progressive. He 
knew young men, he divined their thoughts, and he understood how 
to excite and embolden them. He was unexcelled in keen analysis 
and lucid definition. Political debates were tame in comparison 
with the lively discussions of dullest doctrines, the questions and 
answers during recitations, and the examinations at the end of the 
year, lasting eight hours, not a moment of which was dull. The 
body of his theological lectures was arranged most carefully in heads 
and subheads, and was dictated slowly, and every word written down 
by students ; but the illustrations and amplifications were extempo- 
raneous, drawn from the incidents of the day, his wide reading and 
travel, and his large experience with pupils. 

We cannot name in detail the scope and character of his theo- 
logical teaching. It is not for us to attempt to compass its extent, 
or mention the elements which distinguished his system or diflPer- 
entiated it from the schemes of other theologians. He was always 
a strenuous Hopkinsian. ^^If he had been passed through all mills of 
the universe and ground into particles finer than the dust of diamonds, 
every particle would still have shown, to the end, the tone and ten- 

1902.] Edwards Amasa Park. 15 

dency of what to him was ' consistent Calvinism.' " It may be suffi- 
cient at this time to say that he summoned every student to active 
thinking, and trained common minds to do dextrous work. Pro- 
fessor Palmer of Harvard, fine instructor himself, said he " was the 
greatest teacher I have ever known," 

Professor A. V. G. Allen, of the Episcopal Theological School in 
Cambridge, and the author of the elaborate Life of Phillips Brooks, 
in a letter to Professor Park, wrote these significant words : " It was 
your signal gift and rich endowment to be such a teacher as to com- 
mand the unbounded devotion of your pupils. Such a teacher comes 
but rarely, a gift of heaven, yet also the result of ages of preparation. 
Such a teacher in theology you were to us, unexampled in the power 
of creating a deep interest in the subject, giving us an insight into 
the many fine and subtle distinctions of theological inquiry, giving 
us also a firm grasp on essential things, opening up the vast range 
of the field to be explored, and then impressing our minds so power- 
fully and vividly with the form and eloquence of the presentation, 
that each lecture left its indelible stamp on the mind, and each suc- 
oeediug lecture was eagerly anticipated as a great and blessed privi- 

In 1842, owing to a serious affection of the eyes. Professor Park 
had a leave of absence lasting eighteen months, during which he 
studied German customs and manners, educational movements and 
theology. He came into close touch with the greatest German 
scholars and formed life friendships, becoming intimate with Tholuck, 
Paul us and Hengstenberg, Kahnis and Julius Mtiller, Luthardt, 
Dill man and many others. 

Hid famous debate with Professor Hodge of Princeton, growing 
out of his great sermon on ** The Theology of the Intellect and the 
Theology of the Feelings," marked the master intellect ; as did also 
his pamphlet, in later years, on the Andover Creed, a work showing 
a legal mind of the first quality. 

In 18G2— 3 he spent sixteen months in Germany, where he re- 
ceived great physical and intellectual benefit. In 1869-70 he trav- 
elled in England and on the Continent, in Greece and Palestine. 
His diary of this journey, which I have been permitted to read, will, 
I trust, some day be published, since it shows tlie great professor 
in the light of a keen observer of events, a student of men, a lover 
of art, and a most brilliant narrator of incident and describer of 


During his days of teaching he did a surprisin<^ly large amount of 
literary work as editor of the Bibllotheca Sacra during forty years, 
associate eilitor until his death, and as author of several elaborate 
biographies, seruions, pamphlets and papers. lie was a hard stu- 
dent from Ciirly boyhood to his dosing days. That severely plain hut 
attractive studv on Andover Hill was the room where he was sure 
to be several hours each day. He did not, however, separate hiui- 

16 Edwards Amasa Park, [Jan. 

self from the world as a recluse, because he loved men and eyer 
applied his thoughts to the necessity of the times. His writings cost 
him incredible toil, because every sentence was not only produced 
with care but corrected with most painstaking scrutiny. He would 
often make a dozen changes in a single page, re-write entire para- 
graphs, and recast an article that seemed to us perfect. Accuracy 
with him was a moral quality as well as a mental trait. '* All his 
faculties were bent upon work ; all rules of his life were subordinated 
to it ; and the mere ttiass of what he accomplished, without reference 
to its remarkable quality, is enough to humble, if not to frighten , 
those who follow him." 

He resigned his chair in 1881, and retired from the seminary 
where he had been active fifty-three years ; but during the succeed- 
ing time, until liis death, he engaged in systematic study, kept up a 
voluminous correspondence, and did an amount of work startling 
even to the most vigorous, and yet like Gibbon he never had " the 
madness of superfluous health." 

In proof of the power, skill and industry of Park, named by mjmy 
'* as the ablest theologian of the age," it is only necessary to point to 
the volume of discourses which appcjired during his retirement — 
" On Some Theological Doctrines as related to the Iteligious Char- 
acter," sermons, according to an authority, " unequalled by any of 
their kind in 'scope and wealth,' in cogency, affluence, beauty and 
power, * * * fine specimens of philosophy, logic and rhetoric ap- 
plied to theology, perhaps the finest ever published in this land " ; 
and, we are moved to add, in any land, since in the view of Professor 
F. W. Fish they hold "much the same place in the recent literature 
of the pulpit that Michael Angclo's statue of Moses holds in modern 

On his ninetieth birthday he received from his pupils and friends 
a large and massive silver loving cup, crowned with ninety roses, 
together with more than a hundred letters, all breathing love and 
devotion, which deeply moved him. To those who knew Professor 
Park superficially he was regarded as a stern, somewhat unsympa- 
thetic man, bnlliant but cold. His intimate friends knew the depth 
and beauty of his sympathy, the constantly of his love, the tender- 
ness of his manner and the largeness of his heart. His daughter-in- 
law, the only living child of the gifted Professor Bela B. Edwards, 
in a letter to me, said that Professor Park's emotions were so easily 
stirred that he was forced to employ s()ecial care to repress thern^ 
and so he appeared to her in youth as a man more to be admired and 
feared than to be loved. But in his golden days he let his true na- 
ture, in respect to feeling, assert itself. It was interesting and de- 
lightful to see him unbend in the presence of his grandchildren, and 
to note his rollicking ways and his responses to the caresses of the 
young in the home circle. 

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On June 4, 1900, Professor Park fell asleep to wake in another 
and better world. Four days later, a simple and touching service was 
held in Andover chapel, and afterwards his body was placed in the 
Seminary burying ground, to mingle with the dust of many associates 
in noble work. In the eloquent address written by his life-long friend 
Dr. Storrs, and read at the funeral by Dr. Plumb, since with only 
the interval of a day the author had followed his teacher into the 
excellent glory, we find the dead pastor speaking of the dead teacher : 
^No man who knew him can ever doubt that his intense and rever- 
ent spirit has reached at last its desired consummation, in the open 
vision, the heavenly fellowships, the immortal and exuberant full- 
ness of felicity and of praise." 

Professor Park will, must, remain a grand figure in American 
theological and intellectual life, a great-good man, **a cubic char- 
acter." His loftiness will be displayed more and more in the com- 
ing years of irenic religious atmosphere, when eyes shall be clarified 
by calmer judgment and sweeter temper; and his aid, too, may be 
invoked for the new imperative constructive work in theology. An- 
dover is great by reason of her illustrious past. She will remain great 
by reason of her illustrious future. The living and the dead but one 
communion make. Edwards Amasa Park can never be forgotten so 
long as worth is honored, genius is revered, and Christian character is 
dominant. That statuesque figure will stand before New England and 
the world in delicacy and power, in dignity and impressiveness, in 
majesty and excellence, in grandeur and influence. His image will 
endure, since immortals must remember him "whose gentleness 
allured, whose aflPection delighted them, while he set before them, 
with a power which seemed to have magic in it, the illustrious ways 
of God and his government, in time Jind eternity." 



By Rev. Mtkon S. Dudley. 

The establishment of the first Christian church among the early 
settlers of Nantucket is shrouded in much mystery. Although the 
Island was first occupied by white settlers in 1651>, there is no evi- 
dence that religious services were held till almost forty years later, 
in 1698. 

At this date Thomas Chalkley, an English Quaker, visited the 
Island,* and six years later, in 1704, Thomas Story, another English 
Quaker, spent several days in Nantucket, f Both these men testified 
to the religious destitution there. From their narratives we also 

• .Toumal of Thomas Chalkley, p. 33, fl. 

t Joarnul of Thomas Story, pp. 350 to 359. « 

18 Churches and Pastors in Naniuckety Mass. [Jan. 

learn that there were ministers of the Gospel temporarily visiting 
the Island, who probably were sent from the Congregation^ 
churches of Eastern Massachusetts, and were holding religious ser- 
vices and ministering to the spiritual needs of the people.* It ia 
quite probable that the Friends were the first religious body 
established there in an organized form ; but if the tradition about 
the first Friends* meeting-house, that it was built in 1710 or 1711, 
is trustworthy, it indicates that the Friends were not organized 
much if any earlier than the first Congregational Church, assuming 
the trustworthiness of the tradition that its first house of worship was 
erected in 1 7 1 1 . f Between the traditional time of the building of the 
" Old Xortli Vestry," the common name of the building erected in 
1711, and used by the first Island church for religious worship, and 
the advent of Timothy White in Nantucket, in 1725, there is a 
period of silence. The peoj)le who built the old vestry and wor- 
shipped in it must have been held together in some workable organiz- 
ation, although there is no record or other evidence of any organiz- 
ation previous to Mr. White's arrival; and no administering of the 
sacraments that indicate a regular church establishment previous to 

In preparing these rolls of the clergymen in charge of the churches 
of Nantucket during the first two centuries of the Island's history, no 
aecount is taken of the Friends who, unquestionably, prior to 1820 
or thereabouts, were the most numerous and strongest religious 
organization in its confines. This is for the good reason that the 
Friends had no ordained ministry. They had men and women who 
were chosen to be ministers or elders ; but these persons were teaching, 
rather than ruling, elders ; the function of the cldersliip as a calling 
to instruct and inspire coming to the front, the function of authority, 
for the greater part, being held in reserve. They had no pastors in 
charge of their meetings, and no paid official order. In theory of 
government, the Friends were a pure democracy with unrestricted 
suffrage. By suffrage, it is not meant that questions were voted 
upon as is usually done in other deliberative assemblies, by a written 
ballot or by a sliow of hands. The conclusion was reached by taking 
the sense of the meeting, in which the approval or. disapproval, 
verbally ex[)ressed, of the whole assembly, was sought. The clerk 
declared what seemed to him to be the sense of the meeting, and 
this declaration was final. For business purposes, the men and 
women met in separate assemblies, but all participated equally in the 
discussion and in the decisions. 

In their religious assemblies, theoretically, the Friends were a free 
parliament, though in fact and in practice, as a rule, the right of 
speech was limited to the high seats, or those entitled to occupy those 
seats. Speech was free, but all speakers were not approved or 

♦ Timothy White Papers, page 13, footnote. 

t Tiinothv White Papers, froutispiece, and illustration opposite page 24, and page 96; 
also page 14, footnote. 

1902.] Churches and Pastors in Nantucket y Mass. 1& 

weloomed, sometimes not allowed. This was well known, and 
though on occasions harsh and unjust, it served at times as a whole- 
some restraint upon cranks and dullards. 

In arranging these rolls, the chronological order is followed in the 
main, and they are preceded by a brief historical sketch of the par- 
ticular church with which the list of ministers is connected. The 
sources of authority for these rolls, with names and dates, are the 
memoranda or diaries of the pastors^ where these have come into the 
possession of the churches, and, chiefly and decisively, tlie records 
of the clerks and treasurers of the various churches. 

The Roll of the Pastors of the FiiiST Congregational 

Church, from 1725 to 1859. 

It is not knowTi definitely when this church was founded, or when 
its first edifice was erected. Tradition indicates the date of the con- 
struction of what is now known as the " Old North Vestry " to be 
1711, but there is no record to authenticate tliis date. If the build- 
ing was put up at this time, it is reasonable to suppose there was 
some organization that owned and controlled it and worshipped in 
it. The first authentic record is May 9, 1725, when Mr. Timothy 
White notes that he began " preaching the Gospel at Nantucket " on 
that date. In 1728, September 29, the first record of the adminis- 
tration of the ordinance of baptism, by Rev. Joseph Baxter of Med- 
fidd, is made, and at that time a Covenant is owned. At the 
present time, it has not been possible to get beyond these meagre 

This roll, so far as known records indicate, is complete. There 
is one break of eleven years, from 1750 to 17G1, of which period 
there is no knowledge and no tradition. There have been short 
periods between the pastorates, when the pulpit was occupied by 

The first pastor on these records, Timothy White, was not an or- 
dained minister. He served, under the auspices of the Society for 
the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, as superintendent 
of the religious work among the Nantucket Indians, as teacher of a 
private school, and as prcjicher to the congregation of the First Con- 
gregational Church. • 

The abbreviations immediately following the names indicate the 
relation of the pastor to the church and society. P, L means 
pastor inducted into his office with this particular churcli by install- 
ation of a Council of Congregational churches; /;., pastor inducted 
into office by the concurrent action of church and society ; p rr., 
acting pastor, holding office by invitation (annually voted) oF a joint 
committee of church and society, known as Supply Committee, with- 
out the action of either body. 

In the colunm for the term of service, the number of years are 
given without the fractions of a year, unless the time is a half year. 


Churches and Pastors in NantucJcety Mass. [Jan. 

The dates following the name 
and fractions of a year. 

1. Timothy White, p. a. 

2. Joseph Mayhew, p. a. 

3. Bezaleel Shaw, p. i. 

4. James Gurney, p. i. 

5. Abner Morse, p. i. 

6. Stephen Bailey, p. i. 

7. Nathaniel Cobb, p. a. 

8. Stephen Mason, p. i. 

9. Wm. J. Breed, p. i. 

10. Geo. C. Partridge, p. i. 

11. John S. C. Abbot, p. i. 

12. Charles Rich, p. i. 

13. George Thacher, p. i. 

14. Benjamin Judkins, p. i. 

15. J. Emerson Swallow, p. i. 

16. Henry E. Dwight, p. 

give the full term of service in years 

May 9, 1725-May 1750. 25 years. 

1761-1766. 5 

Nov. 25, 1767-Feb. 28, 1796. 28 

Oct. 2, 1799- June 16, 1819. 20 

Dec. 16, 1819-Dec. 16, 1822. 3 

May 8, 1823-May 25, 1827. 4 

Aug. 5, 1827-Aug. 31, 1829. 2 
Apr. 29, 1830-Mch. 30, 1835. 5 

June 10, 1835-May, 1839. 4 
Nov. 21, 1839-Aug. 10, 1841. 2 

Sept 21, 1841-Dec. 5, 1843. 2 

May 21, 1844-May 21, 1847. 3 

Nov. 14, 1848-Mayl4,1850. IJ 

Apr. 1, 1851-June 12, 1855. 4 

May 21, 1856-Aug. 24, 1858. 2 

Nov. 8, 1858-Oct. 31, 1859. 1 






The Preachers of the Methodist Episcopal Church, from 

1799 TO 1859. 

Methodism was established on the Island in 1799. The first 
Methodist Episcopal preachers to appear here were Jesse Lee, 
Joseph Snelling and George Cannon, and the first regularly ap- 
pointed preacher was William Beauchamp, who came here in 1799. 
In the beginning of public services, the meetings were held in the 
Town Hall, but the first church edifice was dedicated January 1, 

1800. It stood at the south-west corner of Fair and Lyon streets, 
and at a later period was known as the " Teazer " meeting-house. 
The present church building on Center street was dedicated in 1823. 

In the early part of the last century there was no time limit of 
preachers, who were assigned by appointment of the General Con- 
ference. In practice the term was one year, sometimes less, but 
rarely longer. This continued till 1804; then the limit was made 
two years, till 1864 ; three years, till 1888 ; and five years, till 
1900, when the time limit was entirely removed. 

The Conference year does not correspond exactly with the civil 
year, but dates from the session of the Annual Conference, which 
for the larger portion of the life of this church has been held in April 
or thereabouts, being assigned to the week before Easter, and has in- 
cluded Palm Sunday. To illustrate, Mr. Beauchamp remained with 
this church till the end of the Conference year, which was then July, 

1801, but according to Conference reckoning his last year was 1800. 

1. William Beauchamp. 1799-1800. 2 years. 

2. Joshua Wells. 1801. 1 

3. Joseph Shane. 1802. 1 

4. Joshua Soule.* 1803. 1 

^ Afterward became a Bishop. 

1902.] Churches and Pastorn in Nantucket ^ Ma^s. 



Trueman Bisnop. 
JosuuA Crowell. 
Alfred Metcalf. 
Nehemiah Coy. 
Jordan Rexford. 
William Stevens. 
Elijah Hkdding.* 
Philip Munger. 
John Lindsey. 
William Marsh. 
John W. Hardy. 
Timothy Merritt. 
Asa Kent. 
Isaac Bonney. 
Leonard Frost. > 
Hershall Foster. ) 
Daniel Fillmore. > 
jotham horton. ) 
Benjamin F. Lamboro. | 

Darius Barker. 
Daniel Webb. 
John Lindsky. 
Thomas C. Pierce. 
John Lovejoy. 
John Lord. 
John T. Burkell. 
Stephen Lovell. 


Daniel Fillmore. 
David Patten, Jr. 
Daniel Wise. 
£. B. Bradford. 
John Lovejoy. 
William Livesey. 
j. b. husted. 
MiCAH J. Talbot, Jr. 
N. P. Philbkick. 
John Cooper. 
£. H. Hatfield. 
S. W. Goggeshall. 
M. P. Alderman. 




















































































































The Roll of the Ministers in charge of the Second Con- 


TIlis church was organized and incorporated in 1810. It was an 
ofTshoot from the First Church, started as a protest against the undue 
strictness and close surveillance exercised over its members by that 
church in the matter of recreations and amusements, rather than a 
withdrawal on account of any wide divergence on the question of 
doctrinal belief. The first minister was the Rev. Seth F. Swift, and 
his pastorate, in length of service, ranks him as the fourth on the 

22 Churches and Pastors in Nantucket^ Mass. [Jan. 

roll of Inland pastorates that exceed the average — White and Shaw, 
of the North or First Church, standing ahead of Swift, with pastor- 
ates of twenty-five and twenty-eight years, respectively, and the 
Rev. James E. Crawford, colored, pastor of the Pleasant street 
colored Baptist Church, who leads the Island pastorates with a term 
of forty-one years, 1847 to 1888. 

The ecclesiastical year of the Unitarian church dates from April 
first, or therejibouts. As a rule the pastoral term of service con- 
forms to that date, or begins and ends with that date. 


Sktii F. Swift. 

1 810-1833. 

23 years. 


IIenkv F. p;ii)Ks. 


8 " 


William II. Knapp. 

1 844-1 h:,o. 

G *' 


.Taoob G. Foreman'. 

185-2-1 85o. 

1 " 


George II. Hep worth. 


2 " 


Grville Brayton. 


3 " 

Pastors of the Colored Bai*ti8t Church, from 1835 to 1888.. 

As near as can be ascertained from the meagre records in existence 
and from personal recollections, the African or Colored Baptist . 
Church was established in a building on York street that was used 
both for a colored school and for religious services, about 1831. The 
pulpit sup[)lies in the early years were temporary preachers, generally 
white, sent from Cape Cod for one or more Sundays. 

Tliere is a letter extant which indicates that i\\Q Rev. Jeremiah 
Kelley, a white preacher, bocamc pastor of this church in 1835, but 
there is no record to sliow how long he remained. He is remembered 
by some of the oldest colored citizens. In Dec., 1846, and January, 
1847, steps were taken to re-organize and incorporate the church 
and society. What is known as the Pleasant street Baptist church 
building was erected at the corner of Pleasant and York streets. 
Rev. James E. Crawford, colored, became the pastor, and continued 
in office till his death, Oct. 20, 1888. This makes the longest 
Island pastorate, forty-one years, or from 1847 to 1888. 

Services are no longer held in the Pleasant street meeting-house, 
except upon special occasions, and very few of its congn»gation are 
left to tell the story. 

1. .Ieiiemiah Kelley. Jan. 19, 1835. 

2. .Iames E. Ckawfoki). Jan. 1847-Oct. 20, 1888. 41 years. 

The Rectobs of Trinity and St. Paul Protkstant Episcopal 

Churches, from 1838 to 1859. 

The Protestant Episcopal Church in Nantucket owes its origin to 
the efforts of the Rev. Moses Marcus of New York, a diocesan mis- 
sionary, who first visited this Island late in 1837. In a few hrief 
^ Memoribilia ** now in the possession of St. Paul's church authorities, 
the following is Mr, Marcus's record : '' 1837, Dec. 30. I, this day. 

1902.] Churches and Pastors in Jiixniuckety MasSk 23 

made my first visit to the Island of Nantucket. Do. 31. Preached 
in 'the Methodist Chapel, in the morning : in the Second Congre- 
gational, in the afternoon : in the First Congregational, in the 
evening. I am the first clergyman who ever oflJciated on the 
Island." Nantucket was taken up as one of its mission fields 
by the Council of the Domestic Missionary Society, and shortly 
after his first visit. Rev. Mr. Marcus was appointed to this field. He 
entered upon his duties March 31, 1838. Efforts were immediately 
entered upon to organize a church and to erect a house of worship. 
The church organized was known as the Trinity Episcopal Church, 
and the house of worship, located on Broad street, was consecrated 
Sq)tember 18, 1839. On the 11th of July, 1841, Mr. Marcus re- 
signed his charge, and was succeeded by the Rev. F. W. Pollard. 

Trinity Church lost its edifice in the great fire of 1846. There was 
a heavy debt upon the property destroyed by the fire. It was decided 

. to give up to the creditors all that was left, and begin anew. This 
was done, and Trinity church organization was dissolved and aban- 

' doned, September 21, 1846, and a new organization was entered 
upon. The new enterprire was organized September 28, 1846, and, 
by a vote of seven for St. Paul to six for St. John, was named St. 
Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church. Between the time of Mr. 
Pollard's resignation, in 1844, and its dissolution. Trinity was under 
the charge of various clergymen as ministers in charge, as Messrs. 
Salter, Robinson and Allen. Shortly before the fire of July, 1846, 
and continuously till the organization was abandoned, Rev. Ethan 
Alien was in charge, and he became the first rector of the re- 
organized church. In making out the following roll, Trinity and 
St. Paul are one, St. Paul being to all intents and purposes a re- 
organization, for financial and prudential reasons, of Trinity. In 
this roll no account is taken of transient supplies, and in some cases it 
has been difficult to determine whether the clergyman in charge had 
been regularly inducted into his office, or was a minister in charge. 

1. Moses Marcus. March 31, 1838-July 11, 1841. 3 years. 

2. F. W. Pollard. July 18, 1841-Oct. 30, 1844. 3 

o (Ethan Allen. Trinity. Feb. 23, 1846-Sept. 21, 1846.| ^ 

^' (Ethan Allen. St. Paul. Sept 28, 1846-July 1, 1855. ) ^ 

4. Charles H. Canfield. Oct. 21, l8o5-Mar. 25, 1857. IJ " 

5. Noah Disboro. April, 1857-April, 1859. 2" " 

The Pastors of the First Baptist Church, from 1839 to 


The First Baptist Church, whose house of worship is situated on 
Summer street, was organized in 1839. The late Rev. Daniel 
Round, Jr., was very actively and prominently interested in this 
tnoTement, and he became the first pastor. He had two pastorates 
over this church, with an aggregate term of nearly eight years. In 
the course of pulpit service for this church, there has been an unusual 




Daniel Round, Jr. 


James Barnaby. 


George James Johnson. 


Reuben Jaffrey. 


Isaac Sawyer. 


Thomas W. Clark. 


Charles B. Smith. 


Abner D. Gorham. 


Abijah Hall. 


George Howell. 











24 Churches and Pastors in Nantucket^ Mass. [Jan. 

period of temporary supplies. Also, among those who have been 
considered pastors, there are many short terms of service, sometimes 
less than a year. The temporary supplies are not enrolled. But 
those reported as pastors, though on the ground less than a year, are 

The Rev. James E. Crawford, who officiated as pastor of this 
church for about a year, was the pastor of the Pleasant street Colored 
Baptist Church at the time of his service with this church. 

Among those enrolled as pastors was one layman, Mr. George 
Howell, the tenth on the roll, who served as pastor about two years. 

June, 1839-Feb., 1844. 
July, 1844-Oct. 4, 1845. 
Dec. 22, 1846-Aug. 1, 1847. 
1847-July 22, 1849. 
May 25, 1851-1853. 
June, 1854-Sept. 1, 1855. 
Nov., 1855-Sept., 1857. 
AprO, 1858-Julv, 1858. 
April, 1859-^une, 1861. 

The Roll of Priests in the Roman Catholic Church. 

There are no records of the early meetings of the Roman Catho- 
lic communicants in Nantucket, but it is known that as early as 
1840 mass was celebrated in the town hall, which stood near the 
present location of the Soldier's Monument, corner of Main and 
Milk streets. The celebrant was the Rev. Father McNulty, of New 
Bedford. The Roman Catholic population was then small, and 
the services were not frequent. It is claimed that Mrs. Lucy Sulli- 
van, a native of Nantucket who espoused the Roman Catholic faith, 
was the leader in the movement to establish Roman Catholic religious 
services on the Island. 

From the commencement, there has been no priest permanently 
resident on the Island. This church with all its affairs has been in 
charge of priests living at New Bedford, and at various points in 
Barnstable County. The services from the time of their first observ- 
ance in the town hall, were held in various other places, as the 
Quaker school-house in the vicinity of the site of Trinity church on 
Broad street, and in Pantheon Hall. Rev. Father McNulty con- 
tinued to minister to the Island Roman Catholic people as long as 
he lived in New Bedford. Following him was the Rev. Father 
Hcnnis, held in kindly remembrance as priest of the New Bedford 
Church, who made periodical visits, and conducted services till his 
death, about 1858. It was during Father Hennis's incumbency 
that Harmony Hall, on Federal street, standing on the site now 
occupied by the Roman Catholic Church, was bought and consecrsr 
ted to the religious use of those holding to that faith, as St. Mary's 

1902.] Churches and Pastors in Nantucket^ Mass. 25 

Church. Following the Rev. Father Hennis was Father Tallon, 
who began his ministrations in 1859, at the end of the period 
covered by this sketch. 

The last ten years, or thereabouts, of the second century of the 
Island's history, witnessed the foundation of the Roman Catholic 
Church. During this period the church was served by three priests 
in succession, namely, the Rev. Fathers McNulty, Hennis and Tal- 
lon. It is not possible nt this date to give their terms of service 
more definitely. This is a church which has maintained itself with 
a commendable vigor, although from the day of its establishment it 
has been in charge of a non-resident clergy. 

Other Church Organizations. 

For the greater part, these were sporadic and short lived. They 
generally sprang irom dissensions in the existing churches. The 
records concerning these churches are very meagre, and no rolls are 

Among these churches were the following : — 

The First Universalist Church was incorporated by Act 
of the Lepslature, approved by the Governor, Jan. 20, 1827. 
There were twenty-two incorporators named in the act, among 
whom were many locally prominent men of that day, such as Aaron 
Mitchell, Samuel B. Tuck, Samuel H. Jenks, Gardner Coffin, 
Elisha Starbuck, Robert F. Parker, Joseph T. Worth and John 
R. Macy. The church was short lived, its age scarcely attaining 
ten years. Its house of worship stood on the site now occupied by 
the Atheneum Library Association. One of its foremost incorpo- 
rators, Samuel H. Jenks, was a leader in the organization of the 
Trinity Episcopal Church, in 1839. 

The only person associated with this organization as preacher, of 
whom there seems to be any record, is Frederick Swain, known as 
''Parson Swain." Whether he was regularly placed in charge by 
the authorities of the church, or only an occasional supply, there is 
no information. The records of the Church or Proprietors are not 
known to be extant. 

The African Methodist Episcopal Church was incor- 
porated by Act of the Legislature, approved by the Lieutenant 
Govemer, March 4, 1835. It was known also as the Zion M. E. 
Church. Its house of worship was located on the south side of 
West York street, not far from the corner of Pleasant and York 
streets. The dwelling-house of Joseph Lewis, colored, now stands 
on the site of this edifice. There does not seem to be any record 
of the pastorates. 

The Second Methodist Episcopal Church was incorporated 
by a special Act of the Legislature, approved by the Governor, Feb. 
14, 1846. Among the incorporators were William Jenkins, Wil- 
liam Hart, Samuel Dunham, James Macy and Henry S. Coffin. 

26 Descendants ^f GharUs Allen. [Jan. 

They secured the building formerly occupied by the First Metho- 
dist Church, at the comer of Fair and Lyon streets. This waa 
known as the " Teazer Meeting-house," from the flag of the sloop 
'^Teazer," raised over the church building early in its occupancy by 
this new church society. 

Of the preachers, the only names recalled by informants are the 
Reverends Trakey, Blake and Dunbar. Rev. Mr. Dunbar was the 
last preacher, his date being about 1856. 

The Reformed Methodist Episcopal CnuRCft was a move- 
ment in revolt from the First Methodist Church, largely on the 
question of local self-government. Its place of worship was located 
at the foot of Silver street, near Union street. Meetings were also 
held at the Sailors' Bethel on Union street, in a building nearly 
opposite Stone Alley. 

The only event to fix the date and status of this organization is 
a notice in a local paper, dated November, 1835, wherein Moses 
H. Swift, the preacher of this church, a layman, whose occupation 
was that of a ship carpenter, and w^ho held his appointment by the 
authority of the local Conference of the Reformed Methodist Episco- 
pal Church, was dismissed by two of the trustees. No other person 
is associated traditionally with this church as preacher, and there 
are no known records. 


By FnAXK "W. Allkn, of Skowhegan, Me. 

1. Charles^ Allen,* of Strawberry Bank (Portsmouth), N. H., is first 
mentioned as a participant in the distribution of hind to inhabitants '' unto 
the year 1657." (Portsmouth Town Records.) Whence he came does not 
yet aj)pcar. Provincial Court Records, 1667, page 647, refer to '* Charles 
Allen aged 40 or thereabouts"; and again in 1683, page 411, " Charles 
Allen about 60 years old." An average of these two items of record would 
estiiblish his birth about 1625, the year Charles I. ascended the throne of 
England. The next record found of him is in 1667, when lie was 
published and married to Suzanna (baptized Sept., 1640), daughter of John 
and Bridget Huggins of Hampton, N. H. (Register, Vol. 6, p. 205.) 

This was the second marriage of Charles, for in a deed conveying his 
lands and property in Greenland, N. H., to Suzanna Iluggins, and dated 
1666, he refers to his daughter Mary by a former wife. In 1671 his 
name appears as a subscriber for Mr. Moody's maintenance. (Portsmouth 
Town Records, Vol. 1, page 71.) In 1688, "Charles Ailing** appears 
among the inhabitants of Greenland, N. H. (Brewster's Portsmouth 
Rambles, 1st series, page 61.) Charles seems to have died about 1705^ 

* Xo mention of Charles Allen is made in any of the genealogical dictionaries, and 
apparently the compiler of the history of this branch of the Allen family may lay claim 
to the honor of first introducing him to genealogists. 

1902.] Descendants of Charles Allen. ft 

ag at tliat time (Oct. 7, 1705) appears on record, in Vol. 7, page 175, Rock- 
ingham County (N. H.) Records of Real Estate transfers, a deed in which 
be mentions the following children : 

2. i. Daniel.' 

ii. Suzanna; admitted to charch in Greenland, 1713. 

iii. Martha; m. Bickford, and lived in Dover, N. H., 1742. 

3. iy. John. 

V. Charles, m. Joanna Scott of Newbury, Mass., 1703. In 1744 he 
appears as a resident of Wells, Maine. 

4. Vl. JUDE. 

2. Daihel' Allen ( Charles^), date of birth unknown, was married to 

Hannah Berry, prior to 1705, and appeared in a " List of Rates " in 
Greenland, N. H., 1742, but not after ; and all Lists of Rates prior 
to 1742 are missing. (From Town Clerk of Greenland.) He was 
a pewholder in Portsmouth, N.-H., 1693 (Portsmouth Rambles, 
Vol. 1, p. 64) ; paid parish rates in Greenland, N. H., 1711-12 
(Register, Vol. 22, page 452) ; and died Jan. 22, 1746 (Green- 
land Church Records). 
His children were : 

5. i. John,' adopted by covenant of his uncle John Allen, 1714. 

6. ii. Daniel, Jr. (Greenland Church Records.) 

3. John* Allen ( Charles^) y date of birth unknown, was not of age 

in 1705. He left Greenland, N. H., about 1714; was a resident 
of Durham, N. H., 1717; and in 1734 he appears in Rochester, 
N. H., where he probably died. His wife's name was Mary, and 
they had the following children, all born at Durham, N. H. : 

i. William,' bap. Sept. 1, 1717. (A William appears in Rochester, 
N. H., 1746.) 

ii. Bridget, bap. May 24, 1719. 

iii. Natuan, bap. Aug. 6, 1721. (A Nathan appears in Rochester, N. H., 

iv. Mary, bap. Sept. 9, 1724. (A Mary m. John Follet, Jr., of Durham, 
Oct. 6, 1757.) 

V. Abigail, bap. Aug. 7, 1726. 

Ti. Martha, bap. Aug. 24, 1729. (A Martha m. Wra. Macfee at Roches- 
ter, April 22, 1761.) 

4. Jude'^ Allex ( Charles^), married Deborah , previous to 1726 ; 

and died prior to 1750, as on that date, in Book 106, page 448, 
Rockingham Co. Records, appears a deed given by John Allen, Jr., 
of Greenland, N. II., and others, to Joseph Meloon, Jr., of Green- 
laud, in which the following appears : ** Sold to my father, Jude 
Allen, and by reason that my father's estate ia not fully settled, all 
we that are heirs to my father's estate will freely sign this deed." 
To which is appended the signatures of the following children, ex- 
cepting Eleazer and Jethro : 

i. .John, Jr.* 

7. ii. Samuel. 
iii. JroK. 

iv. JosiAH.b. 1721; d. Wakefleld, N. H., Aus:. 11, 1799. His wife, named 

Mary, d. 1794, aged 73, at Wakefleld, N. H. 
T. Deborah, m. Nathan Goss, between 1740 and 1760. 

8. vi. Eleazkr. 

vii. Jethro, bap. 1714; believed to have died young, no further trace of 
him being found. On Dec. 8, 1740. was executed a deed from 
Samuel Allen weaver, Jude Allen cordwainer, and Deborah Allen 

TOL. LVI. 3 

28 Descendants of Charles Allen. [Jan. 


spinster, all of Stratbam, io the Provioce of New Hampshire, ** to 
our brother John Allen Jr. of Oreenland, in said Province, Hnsband- 
man,** in which is conveyed ** all ye lands, meadow gronnd, goods 
& chattels yt did belong unto our Hond. grandfather Charles Allen 
Sen' of Greenland." 

Jade's name appears on the list of soldiers at Fort William and 
Mary, 1708. 

5. John' Allen {Daniel,* CharUs^) was adopted by his unde John 

Allen, in 1714. We find no record of his marriage ; but he had 
children : 

i. Bkubbn,^ b. 1788?, bap. 1742 ; probably this was the Reuben who d. 

at Gilmanton, N. H., in 1821, aged 83, leaving 114 descendants. (See 

N. H. Patriot, issue of July 20, 1821.) 
11. John, bap. 1741 ; believed to have m. Betty Holt, at Bpsom, N. H., 

Jan. 4, 1772. 
iii. Hannah, bap. 1742; d. 1742. 
iv. A child, d. 1748. 

6. Daniel' Allen {Daniel,* Charles^), date of birth not ascertuned, was 

admitted to the chordi in Greenland, N. H., 1728. He enlisted 
from Greenland for the Louisburg Expedition, 1745 ; and was also 
in service nine weeks during 1748. He was twice married; the 
name of first wife is unknown. He married second, Lydia Hicks 
(she bad a daughter Eliza Hicks), prior to 1756. 
He had the following children by first wife : 

i. Suz ANN AH ,^ bap. 1741. 
ii. Sarah, bap. 1741. 
9. ill. JosiAH, b. 1744; bap. 1745. 

7. Samuel' Allen (Jude,* CharU^), bom at Stratham, N. H., 1711, 

baptized 1714, was a weaver; removed about 1770 to Wakefield, 
N. H., where he died at the home of his son Abner, in 1808, aged 97 
years. He married Annie Clark, bom 1714, who died at Wakefield, 
N. H., June 5, 1789, aged 75 years. 

They had the following children, all bom at Stratham : 

1. JUDE,* 

10. ii. Samuel. 

11. iii. Abner. 

Iv. SuzAN, m. Merrill, and lived at Parsonsfleld, Me. 

V. Child, d. Sept. 5, 1750. (RsaisTSR, Vol. 47, pp. 478-9.) 
vi. Child, d. Sept. 16, 1760, •• at Father Clark's." 
vii. Child, d. July 27, 1768. 

8. Eleazer' Allen {Jude,* Charles^), baptized at Greenland, N. H., 

1723, and probably born that year. *' Eleazer Allen's wife died " 
Aug. 11, 1750. (Register, Vol. 47, p. 478.) He appears in Pem- 
broke, N. H., 1760 ; and later moved to Deerfield, N. H., where he 

died, 1782. He married second, Deborah , who died at 

Deerfield, N. H., 1803, aged 95 years. His will, recorded Aug. 14, 
1782, makes reference to *' my daughter Deborah Ladd." 
i. Deborah,^ m. Ladd. 

9. JosiAH* Allen (Daniel,* Daniel,* Charles^), bom in Greenland, May 

31, 1744 ; married, 1779, Bathsheba, dau. of James Nelson of New- 
market, N. H., who was bom Jane 30, 1755. He died at Epsom, 
N. H., 1821. He was wounded at the battle of Bunker Hill, and 

1902.] Descendants of Charles Allen. 29 

subsequent! J was in Capt. Nathan Brown's Co., Col. Long's regiment, 
They had the following children : 

i. JosRPH,* b. Mar. 11, 1781; m. 1812, Mary Batchelder of Deerfleld, 

N. U. ; d. Feb. 22, 1863. 
il. PoLLT, b. Sept. 11, 1782; m. 1802, Nathaniel Rawlins ; d. Feb. 20, 

1870, at Epsom, N. H. 
ill. Hannah, b. Oct. 18, 1784 ; m. (1) 1818, John Lock ; m. (2) 1825, Jesse 

Harriman of Raymond, N. H. She d. Feb. 7, 1868. 
iv. JosiAH H., b. July 11, 1786; m. Betsy Merrill; d. Mar. 11, 1869. 
T. Ltdia, b. Mar. 22, 1788; d. Aug. 1869; unm. 
vl. Ezra,* b. July 17, J 790; m. (1) Feb. 10, 1814, Sarah M. Batchelder 

of Deerfleld; m. (2) Sept. 6, 1849, Elizabeth Coiby of Hopkinton. 

Hed. Dec. 81, 1805. 
Yii. Betskt, b. Jan. 24, 1792; d. Mar. 13, 1859; unm. 
yiii. Bathsheba, b. Mar. 11, 1794; d. Mar. 16, 1879; unm. 
ix. Nancy, b. Jan. 19, 1798; m. July 13, 1818, Joseph Oraves; d. April, 

z. Danikl, b. Aug. 4, 1799; d. May, 182i; unm. 

10. Samuel^ Allen (Samuel,* Jade^ Charles^) was bom at Stratham, 

N. H., and removed, with his father, to Wakefield, N. H., about 
1770. Little else is known of him, as the records of Stratham were 

destroyed by fire many jears ago. He married Stockbridge, 

and the following are believed to be all their children : 

i. SUZAN.* 

ii. Leah. 

12. iii. Samuel. 

13. iv. Elijah. 


11. Abner* Allen {Samuel,* Jude* Charles^) was bom at Stratham, 

N. H., Feb. 28, 1748, and settled in Wakefield, N. H., about 1770. 
He married, Nov. 15, 1770, Elizabeth, dau. of William Johnson ; 
and died at the home of Daniel M. Page, in 1835, aged 87 years. 
His children were : 

i. David,* b. Dec. 17, 1774. 

ii. Nancy, believed to have m., Dec. 4, 1796, Joslah Frost of Wolfboro*, 
N. H. 

iii. Lydia, m. Sept. 6, 1804, James Hardy of Wakefield, K. H. 

iv. James, b. July 11, 1787; believed to have m., Oct. 29, 1808, Sally 
Dealing of Wakefield, N. H. 

V. Sarah, b. Jan. 18, 1790 ; believed to have m., July 8, 1815, David Giles 
of Wakefield, N. H. 

vi. Mary, b. Feb. 28, 1782; m. Mar. 14, 1810, Daniel M. Page of Wake- 
field, N. H. 

12. Samuel* Allen (Samuel,'* Samuel,* Judt?^ Charles^) was bom 1772, 

probably at Wakefield, N. H. ; and died at Parsonsfield, Me., Sept. 
2, 1842, aged 70 years. He was a blacksmith. He married, Aug. 
26, 1793, at Wakefield, Mehitable York, who died at Parsonsfield, 
Me., July 4, 1863, aged 93. 
Their children were : 

I. John,* m. Joanna Young of Waterboro', Me. 

ii. Elijah, d. unm. 

iii. Hknry, ra. Sally Wedgwood of Parsonsfield, Me. 

iv. Kanct, m. Jonathan Philbrick. 

• I am indebted to Mr. Daniel C. Allen« (Kzra,^ Josiah,* Daniel,' Daniel') of Concord, 
N. H., for information relating to his line of descent. 

30 Needham Marriages. [Jan. 

Y. Samuel, d. when 11 years old. 

vi. Enoch, m. (1) Mary Wedgwood; m. (2) Brackett 

vii. Sally, m. Marqnis Emery of Parsonsfleld, Me. 

viii. Amasa, b. Jnne 26, 1810, at Parsonsfleld; m. Sophia Pease; d. at 

Bangor, Me. 
ix. Ira, b. Aug. 25, 1812, at Parsonsfleld; m. (1) Mrs. Sweet of 

Bangor ; m. (2) Mrs. Cordwell. 

13. Elijah* Allen {Samuel,* Samuel^* Jude,^ Charles^), horn 1763, prob- 
ably at Stratham, N. H. ; died Oct. 19, 1839, at Limerick, Me., 
aged 76. He married (1) Mehitable, daughter of Avery HaU, Esq., 
of Wakefield, N. H., who died June 25, 1800, at Corinth, Vt- ; 
married (2) Mrs. Hannah Perry, at Limerick, Me, Oct. 27, 1806. 
Children, by first wife : 

i. Theophilus Hall,* b. June 7, 1789, at Wakefleld, N. H. ; d. at Par- 
sonsfleld, Me. 
11. Andrrw Lkk, b. Nov. 24, 1791 ; d. Ang. 14, 1870, at Provo, Utah, 
ill. Elijah Lorenzo Mortimer, b. Jan. 14, 1794, at Corinth, Vt. 
iv. Mehitable, b. Mar. 5, 1796, at Corinth, Vt. ; d. July 4, 1821, at 
ComvUle, Me. ; unm. 

Child, by second wife : 
V. Hannah, m. Sept. 20, 1827, Samuel L. Bryant of Limerick, Me^ 



Communicated by Georob K. Clarke, LL.B. 

The following are marriages recorded by the Town Clerks of Needham, 
Massachusetts, and not found in the Church Records. To which are 
added the lists of marriages before 1800, returned by the Clerks of other 
Towns to the Town Clerk of Needham, under the law of 1857. 

The records are condensed, but the spelling of all proper names conforms 
to the original. If no residence is indicated, it is invariably Needham. 

1. Sept. 3, 1720. Richard Walker and Johana Tombling. 

2. Nov. 8, 1720. Doct^ Sam" Wheat and Mary Chadwick. 

3. Feb. 28, 1721 (sic), Nehemiah Allen and Mary Parker. 

4. July 6, 1721. Robart Fuller and Sarah Mills. 

5. Nov. 22, 1721. Elisha Bull and Sarah Rice. 

6. May 30, 1722. Samvell Smith and Zipporah Mors. 

7. Jan. 15, 1722 (sic), Nathanael Ware and Jane Cook. 

8. Mar. 26, 1723. Edmond Dewing and Ruth Dunklee. 

9. Sept. 16, 1723. Mofes Smith and Mary Parker. 

10. July 16, 1724. Jeremiah Fuller and Hannah Newell. 

11. Oct. 3 ( 13 ?), 1724. Jeremiah Walker and Esther Tombling. 

12. Jan. 20, 1725 (sic). Jeremiah Fisher and Prudence Crosby. 

13. June 29, 1725. ' Nathanaell Ware and Esther Chickering. 

14. June 29, 1725. Aaron Smith and Martha Ware. 

15. Nov. 9, 1725. Sam" Froft and Margaret Ware. 

* See Vol. 56, p. 258. The minister of the West Church (Needham) is there called 
Charles Noyes. His name was Thomas f and that of his son was Charles. The mistake 
is difficult to explain. 


Netdham Marriages. 


16. Jan. 19, 1726 (m). 

17. Jan. 31, 1726 (sic). 

18. Feb. 2, 1726 {sic). 

19. Mar. 22, 1726 («c). 
2a May 31, 1726. 

21. Nov. 21, 1726. 

22. Feb. 14, 1727 (sic). 

23. Apr. 13, 1727. 

24. June 27, 1727. 

25. Mar. 29, 1728. 

26. Nov. 26, 1728. 

27. Jan. 28, 1728-9. 

28. Jan. 28, 1728-9. 

29. Feb. 13, 1728-9. 

30. June 4, 1729. 

31. Nov. 27, 1729. 

32. Feb. 4, 1729-30. 

33. Feb. 26, 1729-80. 

34. Apr. 23, 1730. 

35. June 15, 1730. 

36. Apr. 20, 1731. 

37. Apr. 29, 1731. 

38. Sept. 30, 1731. 

39. Nov. 25, 1731. 

40. Apr. 13, 1732. 

41. May 30, 1732. 

42. July 26, 1732. 

43. Nov. 10, 1732. 

44. Aug. 23, 1733. 

45. Nov. 8, 1733. 

46. Dec. 20, 1733. 

47. Jan. 31, 1733-4. 

48. Mar. 5, 1733-4. 

49. Mar. 12, 1733-4. 

50. Apr. 25, 1734. 

51. Apr. 25, 1734. 

52. Nov. 28, 1734. 

53. Feb. 18, 1734-5. 

54. Mar. 25, 1735. 

55. Apr. 10, 1735. 

56. Apr. 10, 1735. 

57. Oct. 7, 1735. 

Jeremiah Woodcok and Elizebeth Bacon. 

Thomas Dutton and Deborah Allden. 

Samvel Parker and Hannah Duncklee. 

Timothy Kingsbery and Jemima Ware. 

Danell Tuttle and Sarah Cook. 

Michael Bullen and Lydia Daniels. 

Elisha Tomblin and Martha Pearfe. 

Jonathan Robinfon and Martha Bruce. 

William ockinton and Hannah Battell. 

William Bodinham and Sofanna Trowbridge. 

John Alden and Thankf ull parker. 

David Ellice of Medfield and Elizabeth Cook. 

Benjamin Ellice of Dedham and Eleanor Cook. 

John Simfon of Medford and Rebecca Tomblin. 

Joseph Mills J' and Lydia parker. 

Nathaniel Woodcok and Hannah Barber. 

Amos Fuller of Dedham and Efther Kingsbery. 

Francis Verry and Miriam Woodcok. 

Moses Kingsbery and Elizabeth Ware. 

Samuel Whittemore ^^ Refedent in Needham 
Late of Maiden " and Mary Woodcok. 

Nathanael Aiers of Stoughton and Anne Tol- 
man Wid° 

Jofeph Davenport and Sarah Ware. 

Phinehas Adains of Midway and Sarah Kings- 

Jonathan Hawes and Sarah Smith. 

Ebenezar Skinner of Norton and Joanna Bacon. 

Ezra Smith of Dedham and Elizabeth Kings- 
bery (Widow). 

Samuel Bacon and Rebecca Boy den (Widow). 

Jofeph Coller and Hannah Horton (Widow). 

Ebenezar Lyon " Late of Roxbury " and Abi- 
gail Bullard of Medfield. 

Jal)ez Carpenter of Rehoboth and Elizabeth 

Thomas Wifewall " of Medwav Late of New- 
ton " and Sarah Daniel. 

Thomas Kinch and Sufanna allden. 

Ilezekiah Broad and Abigail Ware. 

Jofiah Newel and Sarah Mackintier. 

Jonas Woodard of Newton and Mary Cook. 

Jofeph pond of Wrentham and Mary Templet. 

Eliakim Cook and Sufanna Littlefield ^' Late 
of Newton." 

Jonas Breck of Shcrboum and Mary Daniel. 

Jofeph Daniels and Expuience Newel. 

Michael Woodcock and Hannah Whittemore 
of Maiden. 

Jonathan Whittemore of Maiden and Sarah 

Ebenezer Newel and Elizabeth Bullard of 

32 Needham Marriages. [Jmn. 

58. Apr. 9, 173fi. Edward Benerftock and SidkiiiiA Coller. 

59. Apr. 22,1735(Qr '36). Hezekiah Kingsbery and Hannah Woodcock. 

60. Apr. 28. 1736. Jofiah Eaton and Sandi Day of Deedham. 

61. May 11, 1736. Israel GiU and Sardb BoU.' 

62. May 20, 1736. Caleb Ellice of Deedham and Hannah Prat. 

63. Sept. 8. 1736. Caleb Wbetean and Elizabeth Fifher. 

64. Jone 17, 1737. Daniel Webb of Newtown and Abigafl Tom- 


65. Jane 21, 1737. Elijah Kindrick of Newtown and Rath Froft. 

66. June 22, 1737. John Eingsberr and Hannah Sanderfon. 

67. Not. 17, 1737. John Smith and Elizabeth Woodcock. 

68. Dec 27, 1737. Ebenezer Bifhopof and Lvdia Parker. 

69. Jan. 4. 1737-8. Samvel Hubbard of Wofter and Eunice Wood- 


70. Apr. 1 1, 1738. Matthias Rice of Wofter and Mary Boyden. 

71. May 21, 1755. M' John Bird and mn Mary Lyon of Roxbary. 

No. 71, by Benjamin Bird, J. P. 

72. Not. 17, 1762. Ebenezer Fifher Ju° of Wrentham and Mary 


73. Dec 9, 1762. M' Mofes Kingsbery and M" Sarah Fuller. 

74. Jan. 27, 1763. Joseph Stowell ^' Late of Dedham" and Han- 

nah Richardfon. 

Edward Dif per '' Late of Chelf ea '' and Eliza- 
beth Huiitting. 

Joseph Huntting and Wid® Hannah Dewing 
" Late of Natick." 

M' Nathaniel Fifher and M" Hannah WH- 

3r Samuel Huntting Ju' and M" Elifabeth 

M' David Trull of Shirley and M" Jemima 

Simon Chamberlain of Newton and M** Re- 
becca Cleaveland. 
Nos. 73, 78 and 80, by Rev. Jason Haven of Dedham. 

81. Dec 8, 1763. M' William Graves of Framingham and M» 

Mary Gay. 

82. Jan. 9, 1764. M' Jonathan Mills of NaUck and M" Elifa- 
beth Cunningham. 

83. Feb. 1, 1764. Isaac Goodenow Ju° and M" Sulanna Ockin- 


Nos. 72, 74-77 and 83, by Rev. Benjamin Caryl of the Spring- 
field Parish. 

84. Apr. 19, 1764. M' Jofiah Ware and M" Sibell Robinfon. 

85. Dec 25, 1764. Josiah Newell Ju' and Hannah Whitting of 


Nos. 79, 81, 82, 84 and 85, by Josiah Newell, Esq. 

86. May 22, 1766. M' Phmehas Coller and M" Sarah Richardfon. 

87. Oct. 16, 1766. M' Thos Fuller Ju' and M" Lydia Metcalf Ju'. 
Nos. 86 and 87, by J. Newell, J. P. 

88. Jan. 26, 1769. Aaron Ayers and Rebecca Everett " late of 



Feb. 9, 1763. 


Apr. 26, 1763. 


June 23, 1763. 


Nov. 9, 1763. 


Nov. 9, 1763. 


Dec 1, 1763. 

1902.] Needham Marriages. 33 

89. Dec. 14. 1770. Hollis (Ephraim Woodward and Abigail M^^In- 

No. 89, by Daniel Emerfon ( V : D : m.). 

90. June 16, 1772. John Fuller Jun' and Mercy Kingsbery. 

91. June 22, 1772. Archabald Smith and Lydia Knap. 

92. Mar. 25, 1773. Jonathan Battle of Dedhamand Rachel Simms. 

Noe. 88, 90, 91 and 92, by Josiah Newell, Esq. 

93. July 26, 1773. Elijah Fuller and Elifabeth Kingsbery. 

94. Feb. 27, 1774. Elijah Ware and Rebecca Woodward. 

Nos. 93 and 94, by J. Newell, Esq. 

95. Dec. 8, 1774. Josiah Upham and Sarah Jennefon. 

96. May 4, 1775. M*^ Jonathan Hammond of Waltham and wid^ 

Hannah M^Intier. 

97. June 1, 1775. Michael Harris and M" Mary Dana '' Both of 


98. Sept 12, 1775. John White and Jemima Griggs <'Both of 


99. Mar. 7, 1776. W Nathan Whiting of Dedham and M" Mary 


100. Apr. 10, 1778. Jofhua Newell of Newtown and Sarah Hart of 


101. July 29, 1779. Peter Froft of Bellingham and Sarah Edes of 


102. May 18, 1786. Samuel Fifher and Mehitable Tolman. 

103. Dec 20, 1786. WiUiam Whiting Ju' of Dover and Mehitable 


104. Jan. 1, 1787. Royal M^'lntafh and Elifabeth Dewing. 

105. Feb. 28, 1787. Elifha Hunttiug and Polly Daggett. 

106. May 1, 1788. William Alden and Sufanna Whitney of Eaft 

Nos. 95-102 and 106, by Josiah Newell, Esq. 

107. Oct 26, 1788. Philip Floyd and wid<> Deborah Ware. 

No. 107, by Noah Baker. 

108. Dec. 25, 1788. Jonathan Bacon and Submit Bacon. 

109. Jan. 1 1, 1789. M' Abner Hall and Mifs Mary Jackson. 

110. Mar. 12, 1789. Matthew Wood of Westborough and Abigail 


111. July 12, 1789. Thomas Hubbard Townfend and Mifs Either 

No. Ill, by Jabez Chickering, V. D. M. 

112. Aug. 15, 1789. M' Eliakim Pebce and Mifs Elizabeth Mills. 

113. Dec 8, 1789. M' Walter Capron and Mifs Hannah Hem- 

Nos. 112 and 113, by J. Newell, Esq. 

114. Dec 31, 1789. M' Nathaniel Ware Ju' and Mifs Mary Kings- 


115. Dec. 31, 1789. M^ Moses Eaton and Mifs Efther Ware. 

Nos. 114 and 115, by Rev. Jason Haven. 

116. Feb. 11, 1790. M^ Ephraim Ware and PerfU Smith. 

117. Nov. 25, 1790. M'. Silas Alden and Mifs Molly Gay. 

118. Jan. 23, 1791. M'. Abner Smith and Mifs Hannah Printice. 

119. Feb. 2, 1791. M'. Cyrus Pratt and Mifs Deborah Smith. 

Nos. 109, 118 and 119, by John Jones, J. P. 

34 Ketdham Marriages. [iwx* 

12a Miir. 3, 1791. M'. FuUer Milb and Mifs Lydia Alden. 

121. Apr. 28, 1791. M'. Thomas How ''late of Boston" and Mifs 

Sarah Farie. 

122. Ang. 17, 1791. M'. Nathan Barber of Medway and Miis 

Nahby Fifher. 

123. Febu 16, 1792. W Lemuel Eaton and Mifs Sarah Ware, by 

WiUiam Foller, J. P. 

124. Mar. 8, 1792. M'. Somnel Slack of Brookline and Mifs Polly 


125. July 4, 1792. ' M'. Josiah Hall of Wrentham and Mifs Doro- 

thy Ware. 
Not. 110, 117, 120-122, 124 and 125, by Rev. Benjamin Caryl 

Note : — The marriage of Oliver Mills and Susanna Fisher, recorded in 
the Church Records as of June 25, 1764 (Register, Vol. 55, p. 263), is 
June 21 in the Town Records. 

The plan for printing the Needham Marriages in the Register as out- 
lined on page 259 of volume 55, did not include those returned under the 
law of 1857, but in compliance vrith urgent requests to complete the record 
fkf marriages to 1798, they have been added, and^ as the returns end with 
the eighteenth century, it seemed best to give them entire. 

In these lists of marriages, the towns appear in the order in which our 
derk recorded the returns, and his method of numbering the items is fol- 
lowed. For Natick, Dover, Dorchester, Marlborough, Oxford, Watertovm, 
Weston, Boston, Newton, Dedham, Salem and Medfield, the original re- 
turns were used, but those from the other places are missing. Inhabitants 
of Needham are indicated by italicsy and if no residence follows a name in 
roman, the person belonged to the town where the marriage was recorded. 
The records are condensed, but in all cases the spelling of proper names is 


Samuel St rat ton and Bueiah Parker. 
Naihanil Dewing and Mary Collier of Weston. 
William Hammond of Sudbury and Keziah KaowUs. 

_ • 

Henrv Bacon and Hannah Underwoo<L 
Aaron Monkon and Anna Coolidge. 
Isaac Coolidge and Abigail Bacon. 
Jsaae Bacon and Abigail Coolidge. 
John Stone and ElizAeth Smith. 
Lemuel Bracket and Susannah Curtis. 
Theodore Broad and Esther Smith. 
John Frost and Mirg Bacon. 
Samuel Smith aiid Lois Rice. 
Solomon Park Parker and Lavinah Jennings. 
Samuel Woodcock aiyl Mary Washburn. 
Lydia Afackintire and Amos Morse. 
JSliphalet Kingsbury and Kezia Hill. 
Jeremiah Edet and Hannah Smith. 
Jonathan Bunting and Mary Sawin. 
Timothy Smith said Abigail Bacon. 
Enoch I^sk and Sarah Bacon. 
Adam Morse aud Lydia Bacon. 


Feb. 28, 1763. 


Oct. 13, 1763. 


Feb. 14, 1764. 


April 15, 1764. 
May 13, 1770. 
May 23, 1770. 
Oct. 21, 1770. 


June 6, 1771. 


Dec. 26, 1774. 


May 29, 1775. 
Nov. 14, 1776. 


Nov. 19, 1776. 


May 28, 1777. 



Aug. 7, 1777. 
Jan. 22, 1778. 


June 24, 1779. 


Nov. 25, 1779. 


Feb. 10, 1780. 


April 18, 1780. 
May 18, 1780. 


Oct- 20, 1785. 

1902.] N^edham Marriages. 35 

22. Sept. 28, 1786. David Bacon and Sarah Bacon. 

23. Dec. 18, 1788. John Sawin and Hannah Deiper, 

24. July 9, 1789. Edward Hammond and Bevdah Cray. 

25. June 10, 1790. Benj^ Eamee and Jidia Bacon. 

26. Dec. 2, 1790. Elisha Morse and Sarah Moor. 

27. Feb. 10, 1791. Beniah Morse of Sherbom and Sarah Stevens. 

28. June U, 179i. David Trull and Keziah Hammond. 

29. Nov. 23, 1794. Samuel Kingsbury and Betsey Travis. 

The Rev. Stephen Badger of Nadck officiated at all the foregoing mar- 
riages, except the last two, which were performed by William Boden, Esq., 
J. P. 


30. Dec. 2, 1 793. Levi Mills and Kezia Shed. 

31. April 4, 1796, Jacob Bacon and Hannah Porter. 

Both by Rev. Abiel Holmes. 


32. May 23, 1728. Joshua Shepard and Elizabeth Ockinton. 
By Mr. Joseph Avery. 


33. Dec 25, 1 788. Nathan Draper and Hannah Whiting. 

34. Mar. 1, 1792. Ephraim Bacon and Anna Bacon. 

35. June 26, 1797. Benjamin White "late of Mansfield" and Anna 

86. Dec. 19, 1799. Joseph Colbum and Olive Richards. 

No. 35, by .John Jones, Esq., the others by Rev. Benjamin Caryl of the 
Springfield Parish (Dover). 


37. April 10, 1796. Joseph Lovell Bjxd Sarah Wilkinson. 
By Rev. Ebenezer Sparhawk. 


38. Nov. 1, 1770. Jonathan Deming and Esther Edes. 
By Rev. Hull Abbot 


39. Nov. 5, 1731. Thomas Price and Mary Tolman. 
By Rev. John Avery. 


40. Oct. 28, 1755. Joseph Nichols and Judith Mixer. 
By Rev. Matthew Bridge. 


41. Nov. 26, 1740. Nathaniel Ayers and Sarah Green. 
By Rev. William Smith. 


42. July 4, 1717. Caleb Smith and Rachael Fisher. 

43. Sept. 26, 1754. John Alden and Mary Adams.' 

No. 42, by Rev. David Deming, and No. 43, by Nathan Buckman. 

36 Needham Marriages. [Jan. 


44. Sept 24, 1734. D<m\el Boyden and Mehitable Man. 


45. Nov. 23, 1738. Nehemiah Mils and Mn. Patience Ball. 

46. April 25, 1739. Jeremiah Gay and Hepzibah Peterson. 

47. April 12, 1749. Jonathan Underwood and Sarah Parker, 

48. Nov. 5, 1776. EHakim Cook and Martha Peirce. 

No. 48, by Rev. Jacob Gushing, the others by Rev. Warham Williams. 


49. Sept. 15 [1714]. John Parker of Newtown and Eiter JDuing. 

50. Sept 8, 1736. Elijah Tolman and Hannah Humfrey. 

51. Mar. 9, 174d(nc). Nalhcmael Mills and Martha Wood. 

52. Jan. 5, 1769. Samuel Kelion and Mrs. Molly Leeds. 

53. May 25, 1779. David Bracket and Mrs. Susanna Bird. 

" The title of Mn. was applied to the names of all women recorded at 
this time.*' No. 49, by Nathaniel Hubbard, Esq., no. 53, by Rey. Moses 
Everett, aud the others by Rev. Jonathan Bowman. 


54. Not. 10, 1718. Benjamin Mills and Sarah Taylor. 


55. May 21, 1767. Jonathan Day and Mary Mayo. 

56. Mar. 4, 1772. William MiUs Jun' and Eunice Eddy. 

No. 55, by Rev. Joseph Bowman, and no. 56, by Josiah Wolcott, J. P. 


57. Dec 26, 1765. Jeremiah Gay Jun', and Lydia Ware of Fitchburg. 
By Rev. John Rogers. 


58. Mar. 12, 1719(«u;). James Brewer and Abigail Smith. 

59. Sept 1, 1763. Samuel Haynes andltfary Hammond. 

60. Oct 12, 1763. Elijah Goodnow and Hannah Curtis. 

61. Mar. 3, 1774. Joseph Bacon and Elisabeth Dudley. 

62. April 29, 1776. Enoch Johnson and Hannah Underwood. 

Nos. 58 and 59, by Israel Loring, nos. 60 and 61, by Josiah Bridge, and 
no. 62, by Jacob Bigelow. 


63. July 23, 1793. Asa Felch and Lavina Newton. 
By Rev. Josiah Bridge. 


64. April 8, 1779. Samuel Ward and Hannah Hayward. 
By Rev. Eliab Stone. 


65. April 1, 1756. Amos MiUs and Lydia Bond. 

66. Nov. 27, 1771. Joseph Daniel and Widow Elizabeth Hill. 

No. 65, by Rey. Samuel Porter, and no. 66, by Rev. Elijah Brown. 

1902.] Netdham Marriages. 37 


67. May 6, 1776. Ebenezer Fisher and Abigail Sanders. 
By "^ Joshua Paine Qerk." 


68. March 31, 1713. Robert FuUer and Mary Parker of Newtown. 

69. Ang. 8, 1717. Exekiel Richardson of Wobom and Zryc/ia Odb- 


Both by Jonas Bond, J. P. 

70. Febu 14, 1733-4. Jeremiah ffawes and Mary Peterson. 
By Rev. Warham WiUiams. 

71. Jan. 13, 1761. Jonas IfiUs and Lydia Benjamin. 
By Rev. Seth Storer. 


72. Jan. 30, 1717(ftc). NaihK Harrifs and Hannah FuUam. 

73. April 9, 1719. Thomas Coller of Natick and Alis Alden. 

74. Aog. 15, 1719. Henry Alden and Elizabeth Coller of Natick. 

75. Jan. 13, 1719-20. John Coller of Natick and Sarah Mors. 

76. Sept. 9, 1 786. Aaron Fisher and Lucy Steadman. 

No. 72, by Rey. William Williams, no. 76, by Rev. Samuel Kendall, and 
the others by Francis Fullam, J. P. 


77. Oct. 23, 171 6. WUliam Cook and Margaret Parks. 
By Samuel Keeling, Esq., J. P. 

78. Dec 27, 1716. Ephraim Ware and Hanna Parker. 

79. Feb. 19, I718(ftc). Jonathan Fuller and Ann Cox. 

80. Dec. 7, 1726. Joseph Smith and Sarah Herring. 

8 1 . July 21, 1 7 27. Jeremia Adams of Med way and Eliza^ Maclntire. 

82. July 27, 1727. EUas Graig &nd Lgdta Tomlin. 

83. Dec. 7, 1727. Benjamin Parker and Mary Cumins of Newtown. 

84. Dec 22, 1727. RobeH Ware and Dorothy Parker. 

85. Jan. 5, 1730(ftV). Joseph Kin^^sbury of Oxford aod Mary Smith. 

86. Mar. 17, 1730(ftc). Cromwell Oh'ver&nd Elizaheth Gossen, free negroes. 

87. July 17, 1730. Uriah Coller and Abtgail Ockleton. 

88. May 14, 1732. John Coller and Jemima Downing [Dewing?] 

89. July 5, 1735. Sam^ Bacon and Mary Chickring. 

90. Noy. 27, 1739. Jeremiah Dewing and Martha Smith. 

91. July 10, 1740. James Parker and Lydia Pattison. 

92. Mar. 22, 1748(nc). Jacob MiUs and Befhia Fiske. 

93. June 14, 1768. Oliver Mills and SibbeU Pratt. 

94. Dec. 16, 1768. David Smith and Abigail Dewing. 

95. Dec 26, 1769. lytomas Cummings and Lois Kinch. 

96. Jan. 8, 1772. Joseph Colbum, Jun^ and Elizabeth Clark. 

97. Mar. 5, 1777. Henry Plimpton and Mehitable Tollman. 

98. No Date. Lemuel Stowell and Rebecca Fisher. 

99. Jan. 17, 1782. Seth Pratt and Elizabeth Kingsbury. 

Nos. 78-81, by Samuel Checkley, Esq., J. P., 83 by Samuel Clieckley, 
Jr., Esq., nos. 82 and 86 by Samuel Sewall, Esq., J. P., nos. 85, 87-91, by 
llabijah Sayage, Esq., no. 84 by Samuel Sewall, Jr., Esq., no. 92, by Jonas 

38 Jfeedham Marriages. [Ji 

Clark, Esq., nos. 95 and 98 by John Hill, J. P., no. 96, by Rev. Mather 
Byles, D.D., no. 97, by Rev. Samuel Stillman, and no. 99, by Rev. Stephen 


100. Jan. 17, 1744-5. Archihald Smith and Lydia Burridge. 

101. Mar. 13, 1749-50. Stephen Bunting and Elizabeth Cheny. 

102. Mar. 3, 1757. Eleazer Kingtbury and Mary Ward. 
All three by Rev. John Cotton. 

103. June 28, 1757. Capt William Hamphregt and Olive Pratt. 

104. Feb. 7, 1758. Benjamin Mils and Sarah Davenport. 

105. Nov. 30, 1758. Alexander Shepard and Anna Prait. 

106. Dec. 30, 1761. Zebediah Pratt and Tabitha Seger. 

107. Mar. 24, 1763. Jonas Cook and Elizabeth Keighly. 

108. June 23, 1763. Thomas Fuller and Bannah IRngiburg. 

109. Nov. 11, 1763. John Hagar and ilferey Chub. 

110. Aug. 7, 1764. Joseph Baws and Alacea Blake. 

111. April 16, 1765. Thomas Spring and Mary Upham. 

112. Sept. 6, 1767. WUliam Alden and Mary Coaster. 

113. Nov. 5, 1767. Jeremiah Woodcock Junr., and Susannah Whit- 


114. Dec. 5, 1769. Jeremiah Pratt and Sarah Newton. 

115. Feb. 1, 1770. Asa Barton and Mary Bartlett. 

Thirteen marriages, by Thos. Greenwood, J. P. 

116. Feb. 18, 1773. Moses Parker and Mary Mils. 

117. Nov. 19, 1778. Aaron Richards and Thankful Wiswall. 

118. July 12, 1779. Benjamin Mils Junr and Mary Bigelow. 

119. Oct. 21, 1779. Moses Craft and Badassah MUs. 

Nos. 116-119, by Rev. Jonas Meriam. 

120. April 25, 1782. Capt Caleb Kingsbury and Mrs. Mary Jackson. 
By John Woodward, J. P. 

121. Dec. 24, 1789. Elisha Bobbins and Elizabeth Levereti. 

122. Dec. 6, 1790. Ephraim Davenport of Bridgeton and Sarah 


Nos. 121 and 122, by Rev. Jonathan Homer. 

123. Aug. 16, 1791. Benjamin Cook and Ann McNeal Hoogs. 

124. Aug. 30, 1792. Solomon Hall and Abigail Miller. 

125. Jan. 22, 1794. Ebenezer Stair and Silvia Ware. 

126. June 10, 1794. Bobert Fuller Junr and Anna Bixby. 

127. Nov. 24, 1795. Joshua Bartlett and Sarah BrighL 

128. May 3, 1798. Timothy Stone and Mary Morie. 

Nos. 123 and 125, by Rev. WUliam Greenough, nos. 124, 126, 127, by 
Rev. Joseph Grafton, no. 128, by Rev. Jonathan Homer. 


129. Dec. 15, 1714. John Boyden and Rebecca Pain. 

130. Dec 10, 1718. Isiah Cook and Deborah Parker. 

131. May 8, 1728. Benjamin BoUiiu and Hannah Ockinton. 

132. Nov. 16, 1738. Nath^ Man and Hannah Fifher. 

133. Nov. 22, 1744. Thomas Pain and Rebekah Smith. 

134. Dec. 3, 1746. Nathaniel Fisher and Mary Januarin. 

135. [Oct. 12, 1749.] James Battelle and Anna MiUs. 

1902.] Jietdham Mmiriaffef. 39 

136. Oct 12, 1749. Olivet Bacon and Sarah Haws. 

137. April 18, 1754. John Fain and Ruth Edmonds. 

138. Mar. 11, 1756. Richard Bacon and Anna Haws, 

139. Nov. 21, 1758. Robert Smith and Rachel Smith. 

Ua Deo. 17, 1761. Joseph Daniel and Mrs. Esther Wilson. 

141. Dec 1, 1763. Michael Bacon and Sarah Gay. 

142. June 26, 1766. Josiah Dewing and Margaret Gay. 

143. Dec 17, 1767. John Fisher Jr. and Mary Medcalf. 

144. June 2, 1768. Sammel Cook and Mehetabel Jones. 

145. Dec 29, 176a Samuel WiUfon and AbigaU Richards. 

146. Nov. 14, 1771. Eliphalet Fuller and Lydia Parker. 

147. July 27, 1772. Miezar FuUer and Mary Richards. 

148. June 29, 1775. Naih^. Wilson and Mary Stevens. 

149. June 3, 1778. Ezra Mils and CeUa Baker. 

150. Nov. 14, 178a Beuben Newell and Sally Battle. 

151. Nov. 14, 1782. Wi^ Clark and Kate Glover. 

152. May 18, 1786. Jonathan Fisher and Anna Battle. 

153. Nov. 23, 1788. John Wilson and M" Abigail Daniels. 

154. Jan. 1, 1789. George Fisher and Elizabeth Ellis. 

155. Sept 15, 1789. Jonathan Ellis of Boston and Hannah NeweU. 
lb%. Nov. 29, 1789. Ebenezer M'^Intosh and Jemima Mils. 

[The pulpit at Needham was vacant 1788-1792.] 

157. [May 22, 1794] Rev. Stephen Palmer and Catharine Haven. 

158. Aug. 21, 1796. Paul Mills and Adia Fisher. 

159. Dec 27, 1797. Joel Smith and Hannah Whiting. 

Not. 129 and 130, minister or magistrate not indicated, nos. 131, 132, 
134-137, hy Rev. Samuel Dexter, no. 133, by Rev. Andrew Tyler, nos. 
138-142, 145-150, 152, 153, 157-159, by Rev. Jason Haven, no. 143, 
bj Rev. Senjamin Caryl, no. 144, hy John Jones, Esq., nos. 151, 154-156, 
by Rev. Thomas Thacher [the return does not give the name of the minis- 
ter in some instances, but the Dedham records supply it]. 

From 1761,. the Dedham records give the grooms the title of "Mr.", and 
the brides that of " Mifs,'' in many instances. 


160. Mar. 24, 1783. Aaron Jackson and Mary Dewing. 
**£piscopal Record.*' 


161. July 14, 1725. Joseph Wolcot and Elizabeth Mossman. 

162. Aug. 27, 1740. Josiah Haws and Mary Smith. 

163. Oct. 22, 1747. Eleazer Kingsbury and Elizabeth George. 

164. July 5, 1757. Mr. John Ayres and Mrs. Hannah Dana of Dedham. 

Nos. 161 and 162, by Mr. Nehemiah Walton, no. 163, by Joseph Heath, 
Esq., and no. 164, by Joseph Williams, Esq. 


165. Feb. 23, 1769. Rev. Samuel West and Mrs. PrisoiUa Plimpton. 

[She was a young single woman.] 
By Rev. Jonathan Towusend. 

166. Apr. 24, 1780. Mr. Moses Wight and Mifs Sarah Tolman. 
By Rev. Thomas Prentifs. 

The foregoing returns were duly attested by the clerks of the respective 
cities and towns. 

40 Royal Descent of Mabel Harldkenden. [Jan. 


Bt a Descendant. 

The alleged Royal desceDt of Mabel Harlakenden has never received the 
unqualified acceptance of careful genealogiHts. A pedigree is no stronffer 
than its weakest link. That a <]Uiughter of Richard Loudenojs married 
Thomas Harlakenden was abundantly proved, but there seemed to be no 
sufficient evidence of the marriage of this Richard Londenoys to a daughter 
of Thomas, Lord Dacre of the South. Neither Dugdale, Collins or any of 
the Visitations give a daughter to Lord Dacre, and it seemed significant 
that the shield of arms above the monument of Roger Harlakenden in the 
church of Earls Colne, erected in 1602, should quarter the arms of (1) Har- 
lakenden, (2) Willis, (3) Londenoys, and (4) Oxenbridge, and should omit 
the much more important family of Dacre, if any descent from it could be 
claimed. But a pedigree of the Londenoys family, recently obtained from 
the British Museum (Harl. ms., 6065, fol. 76^), seems to set the matter at 
rest by establishing the missing link. 

It appears by this pedigree that Robert Londenoys of Breade, in County 
Sussex, Esq., married the daughter and heir of William Oxenbridge of Win- 
Chelsea, armiger, and that Richard Londenoys of Breade, Esq., a son of this 
marriage, married '^ Catherine dan. to ye Lo. Dacres — Az 3 lions ramp^ or," 
and further, that Mary, " daugh. & sole heire to Rich. Londenoys" married 
Thomas Harlakenden of Warhome in Co. Kent Three of the children of 
Thomas Harlakenden are named, John ^^ sonne & heire," William 2d son, 
and Elizabeth ; but as Roger, the 3d son, is not named, the pedigree was 
probably compiled before his birth in 1541. It is unsigned, and must be 
taken for what it is worth ; but corroborative evidence is found in the pedi- 
gree of the Oxenbridge family, which appears in 1 2 Sussex Arch., Coll- 230, 
where the marriage is also noted of Richard Londenoys to '^Katherine 
daughter of Fines Lord Dacre." 

The Oxenbridge family seems to have been of considerable consequence 
in the County of Sussex. Thomas Oxenbridge, who was of the elder 
branch and was first cousin once removed to William Oxenbridge of Win- 
chelsea, whose daughter and heir married Robert Londenoys, was a sergeant 
at law, and had a grant of the custody of the lands of Richard Fynes, late 
Lord Dacre, and the wardship and marriage of his grandson and heir 
Thomas. This Thomas became 8th Lord Dacre, and was the father of 
Catherine who married Richard Londenoys. Thomas Oxenbridge was also 
named, with her sons Thomas and William Fynes, as one of the executors 
of the will of Joan Fynes, Lady Dacre, widow of Richard who died in 1486. 
(Testamenta Yetusta, 320.) His younger brother. Sir Goddard Oxenbridge, 
who was three times Sheriff of Sussex, marri^ Ann, daughter of Sir 
Thomas Fines, 2d son of Richard Fynes, Lord Dacre, and Joan his wife. 
Sir John Fines (Fynes or Fiennes), his elder brother (sometimes but erro- 
neously called Thomas in the early pedigrees), married Alice, daughter and 
co-heir of Henry, Lord Fitz Hugh. He died before 1485, in the lifetime 
of his father, and his son Thomas succeeded as 8th Lord Dacre, and may 
be confidently claimed as one of the ancestors of Mabel EUirlakenden. His 
descent, through the Bouchier family, from King Edw. III. is, of course, 

That no daughter is assigned to Lord Dacre in the early pedigrees has no 
controlling or even special significance, for younger sons as well as daughters 

1902.] jDeseendants o/Dea. Zachary Fitch. 41 

were often, if not osomll j, omitted, the main purpose of the compiler being 
to give onlj the direct descent. 

That the arms of Dacre appear in the Londenoys pedigree would seem to 
prednde any suggestion of illegitimacy, and the intimate connection shown 
between the families of Ozenbridge and Dacres makes the Londenoys 
marriage a very natural and probable one, and it may be considered as fairly 



By Hon. Ezba S. Stbjulns, AM. 
[Contiiuied from Vol. 66, page 407.] 

39. Thaddeus' Fitch, b. March 23, 1755, was only son of Joseph (25) 

and Rachel Fitch. He lived in Rindge, N. H., and Amherst, N. H., 
a few years. He was a soldier in the Revolution, was at Bunker 
Hill in Capt Jotiah Crosby's company, and a quarter-master in 
Stark's Brigade in the Bennington campaign. He returned to 
Bedford, 1778. He m. Sept 14, 1779, Mary Moore, dau. of John 
and Mary (Wheeler) Moore. 

L Mart,' b. Dec. 29, 1779; m. Sept. 2, ISIO, Oliver Reed, b. Dec. 11, 
1755, son of Oliver and Sarah (Bridge) Reed. Lived in Bedford. 
He d. Aug. 15, 1887; she d. M&f 81, 1812. They had two children, 
twins, Nathan Oliver and Mary Elizabeth, b. Feb. 6, 1812. See 
Family of David Fitch (51). 

fi. Sarah, b. Sept. 22, 1781. 

Hi. Joseph, b. July 10, 1797 ; d. Dec. 80, 1880. 

40. David* Fitch, b. May 22, 1743; m. April 3, 1770, Mary Fowle. 

Succeeded his father in the mill and homestead. Served in Capt. 
John Moore's company, 1775. He d. July 27, 1813; she d. Sept. 
19, 1829, aged 82. 
Children : 

I. Polly,* b. Oct. 28, 1770; m. Benjamin Wheeler of Concord, N. H. 

Giles Wheeler, Esq., of Concord, iiii a descendant. 
ii. Ltdia, b. Dec. 7, 1772; ro. Sept. 10, 1801, Nathaniel Page, b. Oct. 25, 

1775, son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Brown) FA^e of Bedford. He d. 

Aog. 80, 1858; she d. Jan. 24, 1852. Eisrht children. 
51. ill. David, b. June 28, 1777; m. Hannah Proctor, 
iv. Isaac, b. Jan. 15, 1782; d. Feb. 5, 1797. 

41. Paul* Fitch, b. Jan. 4, 1741-2, was son of John (27). He m. 1767, 

Mary Jaquith, b. Bill erica, June 26, 1747, dau. of Abraham and 
Hannah (Farley) Jaquith. He lived in Ashby until 1770, when 
he remoyed to the north part of Lancaster ; and in 1775 he bought 
of his brother Jacob the land and mills in Rindge, N. H., later 
known as the Kimball and the Converse miUs. While a resident 
of Rindge, he served in Capt Salmon Stone's company, 1777. In 
1778 he removed to Peterborough, N. H., and in 1780 to Jaffrey, 
N. H. His wife d. in Jaffrey, Feb. 18, 1800. He m. second, in 
Rindge, Jan. 7, 1802, Joanna (Rice) Walker, widow of Samuel 
Walker of Rindge. At this date he removed to Marlborough, N. H., 
where he d. May 2, 1818. 

42 Deaeendants a/Dea. Zachary Fitch. [Jan. 

Children : 

I. Hannah,* b. Ashby, June 23, 1768 ; in. John Moore, b. Sharon, N". H., 
Jan. 20, 1768, son of David and Margaret (Taggart) Moore. He 
was a soldier in the Revolution, and was a fanner in Sharon. He 
d. Dec. 20, 1840; she d. Sept. 18, 1854. Nine children. 

ii. John, b. Lancaster, Oct. 11, 1770; d. in Cleveland, O., 1841. He was 
married ; but no record obtained of the family. 

ill. Paul, b. Lancaster, June 21, 1773 ; m. Nov. 26, 1802, Sarah Walker, 
b. 1784, dau. of Samuel and Joanna (Rice) Walker of Rlndge, N. H. 
Shed. Nov. 14, 1814. Hem. second, Dec. 21, 1815, Sarah Davis. 
He lived in Marlborough, N. H., and Claremont, N. H. He d. Dec 
18, 1843; she d. Aug. 2, 1860. Six children by first, and six by 
second marriage. 

Iv. Mary, b. Rindge, March 15, 1776; m. April 15, 1799, William Moore, 
b. Jan. 10, 1774, son of David and Margaret (Taggart) Moore 
of Sharon, N. H. He was a lieutenant in the militia, and a town 
officer. He died Oct. 6, 1823. His widow died Oct. 23, 1835. 
Eleven children; among these, Mary Fitch Moore, b. April 20, 
1807, m. March 4, 1830, Samuel Stearns, b. Aug. 27, 1802, son of 
Daniel and Abigail (Knowlton) {Stearns — the honored parents of the 
compiler of this genealogy. 

T. Alice, b. Peterborough, April 11, 1779; blind many years; d. unm., 

vi. Abigail, b. Jafflrey, Feb. 26, 1782; m. 1809, Joseph Piper. Four 

vll. Jacob, b. Jaflnrey, Feb. 20, 1785; unmarried; d. Marlborough, N. H., 
Aug. 19, 1852. 

vili. Susan, b. JaffVey, Oct. 2, 1789; m. Aug. 7, 1808, David Blood. He 
was killed in a mill at Marlborough, N. H., May 2, 1818. She m. 
second, April 3, 1815, Joseph Tolman, b. March 8, 1789, son of 
Joseph and Martha (Clark) Tolman. She d. Hinsdale, N. H., June 
29, 1875. Three children by first, and eight by second marriage. 

Ix. Luther Jaquith, b. JafiVey, Sept. 8, 1792; m. Nov. 4, 1822, Jane 
Hoyt, b. May 25, 1798. He was a man of culture, and many years 
a school teacher. Lived in Hopkinton, N. H., where he d. Feb. 5, 
1872. She d. April 1, 1867. One child, Sarah Jane, who m. Samuel 
Spoflbrd of Hopkinton. 

42. Joshua Chase, b. Littleton, Aug. 31, 1743, son of George Chase of 

Littleton, and later of Shirley, m. 1770 (intention June 2), Susannah* 
Fitch, b. Feb. 18, 1746-7, dau. of John (27). He removed to 
Chesterfield, N. H., and after several years returned to Shirley, 
where he d. March 11, 1810. She d. July 10, 1827. 
Children : 

1. jACon, b. Shirley, June 30, 1771; m. 1791, Olive Wilson; m. second, 

Jenny Nelson, 
ii. Abigail, b. April 35, 1778. 

iii. William P., b. June 8, 1775; d. Chesterfield, 1778. 
iv. Gkoroe, b. Jan. 2, 1778; d. Chesterfield, 1778. 
V. Susannah, b. Oct. 17, 1780. 
vi. William P., b. June 3, 1783. 
vii. Lucy, b. April 8, 1786. 
viii. John, b. Aug. 15, 1788. 

43. Samuel* Fitch, b. Nov. 9, 1736, son of Jeremiah (28), m. May 28, 

1766, Mary Blood, b. Concord, Aug. 1, 1740, dau. of Stephen and 
Mary Blood. He was a fanner of Acton. His wife d. about 1776, 
and lie m. second, April 23, 1778, Abiel Walker, widow of Capt. Ben- 
jamin Walker of Chelmsford. Captain Walker was wounded and 
taken prisoner at the battle of Bunker Hill, and died within the 
enemy's line, August, 1775. Samuel Fitch d. July 21, 1809. The 
births of the daughters are not on record. It is probable there was 

1902^] DB»iendMtrof B^a. Zaehaty Fitch. 43 

a d)aa. AUgftil, Who m. 1798, J^mes Giles, Jr., of Townsend ; and 
a dan. Hannah, who m. Joe^h Blood, but it may appear that Hannah 
was a daughter of Captain Wisdher. So far as known, thlsre were 
Btt childrai by the ^t, and two bj the second marriage. 
Children, \tj first wife : 

i. No-AB,* b. April 19, 1768 ; m. Majl, 1796, Mary DUvls, dan. of Capt. 
Isaac Davis of Acton. He lived in Peterboro', N. H., and in Han- 
coclc, N. H. He removed in 1821 to Albany, N. Y. ; and d. Sprlng- 
ville, N. Yv about 1839. Five children. 

11. Ltfr,b. April 19, 1768; twin; m. in Acton, Atig. 28, 1792, Paraelia 
Hoar, dau. of Oliver and Silence (Houghton) Hoar. She d. Tem- 
ple, N. H., Jan. 16, 1821. He m. se^Mid, Rboda ■ , who d. 

March 22, 1861. He lived in Temple, where he d. May 24, 1840. 
Eheven children ; and numerous descendants. 

ill. Samuel, b. Feb. 22, 1770, by family record; April 6, 1770, by town 
record. He was a 'reputable physician of 'Qreenfield, N. H. Hem. 
Eunice Peny, b. Sherborn, Mass.. March 28, 1779. He d. Nov. 1, 
1867. She d. Nov. 1, 1866. Four children. 

tv. LuiEB, b. Jan. 2, 1771. *» I know not if he be living orwhere he is," 
says bis brother Irad in his will. 

r. BEart, b. Dec. 18, 1774; m. Dec. 29, 1795, Samuel Read, b. Chelms- 
ford, May 15, 1774, son of'SumUel and Hannah (Underwood) Read. 
Tbey lived in Littleton. She d. Sept. 23, 1853. He m. second, 
Betsey (Fitch) Read, a half sister of the first wife. He d. July 
23, 1860; she d. March 26, 1865. Six children. 

▼}. Da^^tbl, b. April 11, 1776. 

Children, by second wife : 

vil. Bktsry, b. 1779; m. ■ "■ ■ ■ ■ Read; m. seifiOnd, Samnel Read (see 

viii. Irad, b. July 12, 1781. Lived in Acton, and id Tyngsboro'; d. un- 
married, 1888. 

44. jEBiteiAH* Fitch, b. Sept. 25, 1742, son of Jeremiah (28), was an 
iniiholder on the estate now known as Stone Croft Farm, in the 
village of Bedford. It was at his tavern that the minute men of 
Bedford were gathered and entertained, April 19, 1775. Of this 
military company the popular landlord was a sergeant. He m. April 
19, 1770, Lydia Smith, b. Feb. 23, 1744, dan. of Jonas and Thank- 
ful (Fiske) Smith of Waltham. He d. Dec. 29, 1808 ; she d. Sept. 
10, 1823. 
Children : 

1., 11., Hi. Alpord,* Lydia, Ltdia, all d. young. 

iv. JKRRMIAH, b. May 14, 1778; m. May 10, 1804, Mary Rand, b. Dec. 14, 
1776, dan. of Robert and Mary (Simpkins) Rand of Boston. He was 
a well known and reputable merchant of Boston, a selectman of the 
town (serving on the last board previous to a city charter), and a 
director of the Union Bank and of the Mercantile Marine Insurance 
Company. For an appreciative sketch, see Brown's History of 
Bedford, supp., p. 11. He d. July 10, 1840; she d. March 3, 1840. 
Of their six children, Ave died unmarried. The youngest child, Mary 
Rand, b. Aug. 30, 1813, m. April 7, 1841, John Henry Jenks, b. Bath, 
Me., July 6, 1810, son of Rev. William .Tenks, D.D. He was a book- 
seller of Boston, where he d. Oct. 29, 186^; she d. Jane 13, 1881. 
To Charles W. Jenks of Bedford, and Rev. Henry F. Jenks of 
Canton, sons of John Henry and Mary Rand (Fitch) Jcuks, the 
compiler is under obligation for coarteous and diligent attention to 
many inquiries. 

V. Almon, b. Aug. 8, 1780; m. March 28, 1814, Martha Wood. Lived 
in Bedford. He d. Nov. 23, 1820; she d. June 22, 1852. Two 

VOL. LVI. 4 

44 Descendants of Dea. Zachary Fitch. [Jan. 

vi. Amo8, b. July 26, 1782; m. April 7, 1818, Martha Starr of Boxbory. 

Three children, 
vii. John, b. Feb. 6, 1785 ; d. Feb. 2, 1850. 
viii. Alford, b. Aug. 2, 1786; in. Jane 4, 1818, Sally Reed, b. Oct. 8, 

1797, dau. of Roger and Sarah (Webber) Reed. He d. June 22, 
1852 ; she d. Aug. 28, 1820. One child, Sally Reed, b. Feb. 19, 1820. 

45. Moses* Fitch, b. March 3, 1755, son of Jeremiah (28), m. Nov. 14, 

1782, Rachel Stearns, b. Nov. 3, 1758, dau. of Capt. Edward and 
Lucy (Wyman) Steams of Bedford. He was one of the Bedford 
company, April 19, 1775, and later of Capt. Solomon Kidder's com- 
pany, Col. Brooks's regiment of (Continental Line. He was wounded 
at White Plains, and subsequently a pensioner. He was a deacon, 
and a worthy citizen. He d. Oct 12, 1825 ; she d. May 23, 1817. 
Children : 

i. Solomon,* b. Nov. 8, 1788; m. Jan. 7, 1808, Susannah Fnller, b. 
Charlestown, N. H., Joly 80, 1788, dau. of Benjamin and Mary 
(Parks) Fuller. He was a farmer, and lived in Littleton, N. H., 
from 1808 until he died, Nov. 18, 1870; and she d. July 30, 1870. 
Ten children ; of these, Susan, b. June 13, 1817, was the wife of 
Charles R. Morrison, a lawyer, and compiler of Morrison's Digest 
of New Hampshire Law Reports. 

il. Lucy, b. July 7, 1785; m. June 5, 1810, John Page, b. March 3, 1781, 
son of Nathaniel and Sarah (Brown) Page of Bedford. Lived In 
Bedford, where both d. February, 1861. 

iii. MosEs, b. March 28, 1787; m. Dec. 6, 1810, Polly Brown, dau. of 
Nathaniel Bowman and Abigail (Page) Brown. He d. in Bedford, 
Aug. 1, 1824, leaving one son, John Moses, b. July 8, 1811, who re- 
moved to Michigan, and was successful. 

iv. Elijah, b. Jan. 10, 1790; m. Mary Morse. Lived in Boston, and d. 
May 7, 1840. 

V. Rachel, b. Nov. 30, 1791 ; m. Feb. 18, 1819, Joseph Brown, b. Jan. 
24, 1782, son of Nathaniel Bowman and Abigail (Page) Brown. 
He d. Aug. 26, 1858 ; she d March 26, 1868. They were the grand- 
parents of Abram English Brown, to whom the compiler is in- 
debted for favors received. 

vi. Joel, b. June 12, 1794; m. Feb. 18, 1819, Susannah Hill, b. April 30, 

1798, dan. of Josiah and Snsanna (Davis) Hill. He was a farmer, 
and later a merchant, in Bedford, and a deacon. He d. Aug. 4, 
1845; shed. Oct. 21, 1882. 

vii. Nathan, b. Oct. 22, 1797 ; d. Feb. 9, 1800. 

46. Zachariah* Fitch, b. April 1, 1734, was son of Zachariah (29 V 

He is known as Capt Zachariah Fitch of Groton, and his name is 
frequently met in the annals of his time. He served in the French 
and Indian Wars, and was a lieutenant and later a captain in the 
Revolution, and distinguished in civil affairs. He m. Oct. 15, 1755, 
Kebecca Davis, b. Aug. 2, 1736, dau. of Eleazer and Rebecca 
(Chandler) Davis of Concord; m. second, Aug. 4, 1763, Lydia 
Tuck; m. third, Feb. 3, 1767, Sibyl Lakin, b. Oct. 16, 1739, dau. 
of John and Lydia (Parker) Lakin of Groton, who d. Oct. 11, 1806 ; 
and he m. fourth, May 11, 1809, Elizabeth Tuttle. He d. Sept. 2, 
1820; shed. Jan. 5, 1823. 
Children, by first wife : 

i. Rbbrcca*, b. 1759; m. 1779, Benjamin Whitney, b. Peppereli; Oct. 27, 
1741, son of Josiah and Abigail (Nutting) Whitney. Lived in Pep- 
pereli. She d. June 23, 1793. 

ii. Abigail, b. 1761; d. unmarried, 1831. 

Children, by second wife : 

iii. Richard, b. Oct. 25, 1768 ; removed to Baldwin, Me. 
iv. JosKPH, b. Feb. 18, 1766 ; removed to Baldwin, Me. 

1902.] Descendants o/Dea. Zachary Fitch. 45 

ChildreD, by third wife : 

T. WuxiAM, b. Feb. 18, 1768; m. March 8, 1792, Betsey Woods. 

▼i. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 30, 1789; m. Nov. 25, 1788, Samuel Farnsworth, 
b. Sept. 29, 1767, sod of Dea. Isaac and Anna (Green) Farnsworth. 
He was a physician of Bridgeton, Me. He d. Nov. 4, 1817; shed. 
April 6, 1844. Eight children. Of these, Samnel, b. Oct. 19, 1791, 
Dart. Coll. 1818, was a physician of Bridgeton; and Benjamin 
Franklin, b. Dec. 7, 1793, Dart. Coll. 1813, was a Baptist clergyman, 
and at his death, 1851, was president of Tennessee University. 

vli. Sibyl, b. May 7, 1772; m. June 2, 1793, David Potter; removed to 
Fryebnrg, Me. 

Tiii. Zaghariah, b. April 21, 1775; m. 1800, Amelia Blood, b. Jan. 23, 1776, 
dan. of Levi and Sarah Cobnrn (Fiske) Blood. He was a useful 
citizen, and a farmer on the paternal homestead in Groton. He d. 
1848; she d. Jan. 6, 1859. Seven children. To a grand dau., Ellen 
Eliza Fitch of Maiden, the compiler is indebted for valuable records. 

ix. John, b. Sept. 20, 1777; m. Feb. 16, 1801, Susan Parker of Groton. 
Upon his farm a soap-stone quarry was opened about 1825. 

z. Sally, b. May 18, 1780, the dark day; m. June 3, 1821, Ezra Farns- 
worth, b. Nov. 30, 1770, son of Ezra and Betsey (Sheplcy) Farns- 
worth of Groton. No children. 

zi. Luther, b. Jan. 28, 1783; Dart. Coll. 1807. Lawyer. After a few 
years of professional labor In Saccarappa, now Westbrook, Me. , he 
removed to Portland, Me., and was many years Judge of the Muni- 
cipal Court. He m. June 23, 1816, Alroira Titcomb, dau. of Andrew 
P. and Mary (Dole) Titcomb. He d. Aug. 15, 1870. Eight children. 

47. Jonas* Fitch, b. Feb. 5, 1740-1, son of Zachariah (29), lived in 

Pepperell. He m. Oct 11, 1775, Annis Shattuck, b. Pepperell, 
Oct. 2, 1749, dau. of Jonathan and Kezia (Farnsworth) Shattuck. 
He was a dock maker, and many of the timepieces by his hand are 
still preserved. He was drowned in Groton, June 11, 1808. 

i. Annis,* b. July 14, 1776; m. Feb. 15, 1814, Simeon Nutting. She 

d. Jan. 25, 1824. 
ii. MuJLB, b. July 9, 1779; m. Oct. 7, 1793, Thomas Blood, b. Oct. 31, 

1776, son of Caleb and Elizabeth (Farnsworth) Blood. She d. in 

Pepperell, June 4, 1823. 
iii. Jonas, b. March 23, 1783; m. Oct. 29, 1809, Thirza Jewett, dau. of 

Nehemif^ Jewett of Pepperell. They had five children, among 

them Jonas, b. March 21, 1811, the architect of Fitchburg R. R. 

Depot, Masonic Temple, City Hall and other substantial buildings 

of Boston, 
iv. Polly, b. Sept. 22, 1785; m. Thomas Blood, who previously m. her 

sister Mille. 
V. Calvin, b. July 9, 1790; d. Feb. 13, 1815. 

48. Ebenezer* Fitch, b. Aug. 5, 1751, son of Zachariah (29), was a 

sergeant in the Bedford company of minute men, April 19, 1775, 

and an ensign in Capt. Benjamin Walker's company at Bunker Hill, 

continuing in the service in the siege of Boston, 1775. lie removed 

to Rindge, N. H., 1779, and is styled Lieut. Fitch in the records of 

the town. He m. in Lancaster, August 29, 1780, Persis Bush, b. 

March 8, 1759, dau. of Jotham and Hepsibah (Keyes) l^ush of 

Shrewsbury. A few years after the Revolution, he removed to 

Sterling, where he d. Jan. 26, 1826. His wife d. May 27, 1816. 

In the following imperfect record of the children, the order of age 

is not known. 

Children : 

i. Edward Raymond,' m. Susannah Kllburn. Lived at Fitch Hill in 
Sterling. He d. Feb. 17, 1825. Five children. 

46 Dtsetndants ofDea. Za^kary Fitch. [Jlui. 

li. Ebbnszer, removed to Troy, N. Y., and aftMraresidenee** West,*' 
he bad a home with « son in Lonialana, where he died. His chil- 
dren were: John, George, Sbeneaser, Timothy, Mary, Saniceand 

iii. Hbpsibah, b. 1784 or '5; m. Martin Jennison, b. Jane30, 1779, son of 
Jonathan and Khoda (Ashley)- Jennison of Wnlpole, N. H. She d. 
Jan. 10, 1824, leaving one son, Alfred, b. Oct. 2, 1805. Martin 
Jennison d. at Bowling Green, Ky., May 20, 1816. 

iv. Bush. 

▼. WnxuM. 

vi. ToRRBY, b. 1796; m. May 10, 1821r Harriet Thurston, b. July 27, 
1797, dan. of Silas and Sarah (Kendall) Thurston of Lancaster. 
He was an innholder in Lancaster, where he d. Sept. 4, 1843. Two 
or three children d. yoong. Charles T. and Edwin Raymond were 
sons of this family. 

yli. AcKLXT, b. 1797; m. Ann E. Ludlow. Lived in New York and 
Brooklyn; d. East New Yoife, Oct. 27, 1871. Three children, of 
whom one d. young. Charles Henry resides in South Brooklyn, 
N. Y. 

viii. SniXMAN, b. Dec. 8, 1600; m. Nov. 29, 1881, Harriette Mellen. His 
children were: 1. Oeorge Sdwurd^ b. Jan. 2, 1883; 2. HarrieUe 
Mellen, b. Dec. 18, 1886, d. 1866; 8. John Bush, b. April 1, 1841. 

iz. Gkorqb, b. 1803; m. 1827, Sophronia Willard Houghton, b. Oct. 26, 
1806, dau. of Elijah and Ruth Houghton. He lived in Lancaster, 
and d. Dec. 23, 1864; she d. March 13, 1884. Six children, of 
whom Andrew Lucien, b. Jan. 28, 1837, m. Abbie Wheeler of Ber- 
lin, who d. 1893 ; m. second, Minnie G. Harrington. He resides la 

z. Cynthia, m. Paul Bailey of Sterling. 

49. John Brown* Fitch, son of Timothy (33), was a merchant in Bos- 

ton and Watertown. He m. in Boston, Jan. 27, 1785, Hepsibah 
Hall, b. June 23, 1764, dau. of Benjamin and Hepsibah (Jones) 
Hall of Medford. She died 1800. He m. second, Rose Linzie, 
who inherited property from Hannah Rowe, which was held in trust 
for her four children. She d. 1820; he d. Nov. 8, 1832. Five 
children by first, and four by second marriage. 
Children, bj first wife : 

1. John Brown,^ b. Dec. 11, 1785; d. Feb. 27, 1802. 

ii. Hkpsibah Jonks,* b. June 21, 1790; m. March 18, 1821, Dudley Hall, 
who previously had m. her sister Mary H. He was a merchant who 
accumulated a large estate; he d. Nov. 2, 1768. See Hall Geneal- 

iii. Mary H., b. June 16, 1793; m. July 19, 1818, Dudley Hall, b. Oct. 
14, 1780, son of Benjamin and Lucy (Tufts) Hall of Medford. She 
d. May 20, 1820. 

iv. Nanot Shbafr, d. unmarried, June'21, 1889. 

V. BsNJAMiN Hall, b. 1800 ; d. Jan. 4, 1803. 

Children, by second wife : 

vi. BSaria LiKznB, d. unmarried. 

Til. Edwabd Amort, d. Sept. 5, 1838. Lost at sea. 

Till. WiLLLiM Derby, b. 1810; m. Oct. 30, 1839, Susan Mitchell Hall, b. 

May 7, 1808, dau. of Ebenezer and Eunice (Jones) Hall of Medford. 

He d. Jan. 13, 1848 ; no children. 
Ix. John Brown, m. Almlra Lincoln; removed to I}Uuois. 

50, Timothy^ Fitch, b. Nov. 20, 1757, son of Jonas (34), m, in Edge- 

comb, Me., Feb. 15, 1786, AbigaU Webster, b. Aug. 13, 1764. 
He was a soldier in the Revolution. See Mass. War Rolls for pro- 
longed service. He lived at Bristol, Me., where he d. Jan. 4, 1826 
she d. Oct. 19, 1^0. 

JLa02.] Dasanulants of Dea. Zaehory Pitch. 11 


1. JofHX,^ b. Dec. H, 1786. 

ii. Abigail, b. Sept. SO, 1788; m. Jan. 87, 1809, Samuel' Doe of Banffor, 

iU. Betsey, b. Dec. 9, 1790 ; m. 1810, John Oondy. 

It. TncoTHT, b. March 17, 1798; nmnarried; d. in the war of 1812. 

Y. Harrod, b. Nov. 29, 1796; m. 1825, Sally McFarland. 

▼i. Sallt, b. Dec. 26, 1799; iromarried. 

▼IL Prudkncb, b. Sept. 23, 1802; m. Joseph Brown, b. Edgecomb, Me., 
Jone 26, 1807,. son- of Joseph and Mary (Winslow) &*own. He 
was lost at sea, 1856. She d. Not. 8, 1869. Foar children. Joseph 
and Prudence^ (Fitch) Brown were irrandparents of OUbert Patten 
Brown of Boston, who baa. been of material asaistance to the com- 

hi. Dayid* Pitch, b. June 28, 1777,. son of David (40), owned and oo- 
oupied the mOl and the lann formerly of his father and his grand- 
father. He m. Not. 12, 1799, Hannah Proctor, b. Feb. 7, 1779, 
dan. of Beter and Molly (Putnam) Proctor of Littleton. She d. 
Dec. 22,. 1803; he m. second, Jan. 8, 1805, OliTe Simonds, b. Nov. 
12, 1783, dan. of Jonathan and Phebe fCummings) Simonds of 
Wobum, who d. Sept 20, 1859 ; he m. third, 1859, Snaan (Dodge) 
Adams, b. May 18, 1804, dan. of David and Polly (Stevens) Dodge, 
and widow of Amos Adams of Billerica. He d. May 24, 1860. 
Two children by first,. and nine .by second marriage. 
Children, by. first wife : 

I. David,^ b. Feb. 20, 1862; m. March 81, 1885, Betsey Bottrick. Lived 

in Bedford. He d. May 19, 1851 ; she d. Oct. 1, 1889. Eight chil- 

II. Hannah Proctor, b. Dec. 10, 1803 ; ra. April 24, 1823, Bela Gardner, 

b. in Littleton, Jnly 28, 1796, son of Abel Gardner. He was a physi- 
cian in Bedford, from 1820 notil his death, Jane 27, 1844. She d. 
Jan. 20, 1844. Bight children. 

Children, by second wife : 

ill. Mary Fowle, b. 1805; d. Aa^. 4, 1806. 

It. Mary Fowlr, b. May 29, 1807 ; m. Jan. 20, 1835, as his second wife, 
Benjamin F. Hartwell, b. Jane 8, 1800, son of William and Joanna 
(DatIs) Hartwell. LiTed in Bedford. Had. Deo. 14, 1884; shed. 
May 15, 1871. Two children. 

T. Abkl, b. April 25, 1809; m. Oct. 6, 1835, Nancy Bacon, b. Nov. 8, 
1810, dau. of Stephen and Mary (Porter) Bacon of. Bedford. Lived 
in Bedford. He d. Oct. 16, 1839. Three children. Shem. second, 
Nov. 10, 1848, Nathan Oliver Reed, whose first wife was Martha 
Simonds Fitch, named below. He d. April 27, 1865. 

tI. Nathan, b. Feb< 18, 1811 ; m. Sept. 9, 1834, Louisa Bnrnham. He 
was the last of the family in possession of the Fitch Mills. He d. 
March 20, 1890; she d. May 30, 1889. Three children ; of these, 
the first bom, Nathan A., b. Sept. 9, 1835, ra. Dec. 1, 1859, Calista 
F. Tarbell. b. May 81, 1837, dan. of Reuben and Beatrice (Beard) 
Tarbell of Rlndge, N. H. He is a provision dealer of Boston ; resi* 
dence Somerville; alderman 1883-4. 

Til. Jonathan Simonas, b. 1814; d. Jan. 25, 1819. 

Tlii. Martha Simonds, b. May 29, 1817; m. Dec. 18, 1834, Nathan Oliver 
Reed, b. Feb. 6, 1812, son of Oliver and Mary (Fitch) Reed. See 
Thaddeus Fitch (89). Lived in Bedford. She d. March 22, 1841 ; 
he m. second, Nanpy (Bacon) Fitch. See above. 

ix. OuvK« b. April 24, 1820; m. May 23, 1854, Robert A. Cook. 

z. Isaac, b. Dec. 23, 1824; d. Feb. 13, 1825. 

xi. Lucy, b. Dec. 28, 1324, twin; d. May 5, 1854. 

48 A JJoyalitt in the Siege of BotUm. [Jan. 


By Eryino Winslow, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

The bitter feeling which existed between those who took opposite sides 
in the struggle between the American Colonies and the Mother Country 
was undoubtedly fanned by some of those who had entered into the posses- 
sion of the sequestrated or abandoned property of the loyalists. Families 
of the most noted patriots profited largely by the absence of the owners of 
many fair estates, and the titles of the latter part of the last century suggest 
a very sufficient cause for the denunciations and ostracism pronounced and 
threatened against those who had taken the King's side and who might 
think of returning to reclaim their property. We are now able to realize 
that many of the loyalists acted from the highest motives of duty. Their 
devotion to their country was 'Unequalled by that of any they left behind 
them, and their loss to it was irreparable. The best elements in Nova 
Scotia and New Brunswick trace their origin to the exiles who sought a 
new home there. Many of those who returned became valuable citizens in 
the trying times which followed the peace, and their descendants have con- 
tinued to be useful members of the American Commonwealth. 

Isaac Winslow, bom in Boston, 1742 (in the fifth generation from John 
Winslow, the emigrant, who married Mary Chilton, and who was the second 
brother of Governor Edward Winslow of Plymouth), early became connected 
with the Sandemanian body, an organization of Christians following the pre- 
eepts of one John Sandeman, a Scotchman, holding the most simple and 
primitive doctrines of life and manners. They held that Christians should 
not take up arms against the *' powers that be,'' and Mr. Winslow and his 
family, with very few exceptions, adhered to the King's side. He was a 
pupil in the Latin Grammar School in School Street, kept by James Lovell, 
where he delivered the Latin oration before Governor Pownall in 1758, 
and with his classmates of the graduating class was invited to the public 
dinner given as usual on the occasion of this visitation, where they first 
waited on the Governor and the distinguished guests, and were then seated 
at the table with the company. He was admitted to Harvard the same 
year, at the age of fifteen, where he became so considerable a student and 
lover of the classics that he was always wont in after life to carry with him 
a pocket edition of Tacitus, his favorite author, in absences from home on a 
journey. Having taken his degree, he became his father's assistant in busi- 
ness, and on his father's death, in 1769, he was directed by his will to carry 
it on for the benefit of his family, at a salary of a hundred pounds per 
annum. He was personally a moderate man, but in high party times perhaps 
moderation is the worst of crimes. 

The first shock of the crisis came to him in his separation from his vener- 
able mother, whom it was thought best to send, with three unmarried 
daughters, to Nantucket, in June, 1775, in case the American army should 
enter Boston and so render it an unsafe residence. Intercourse being 
stopped between that island and the mainland, because there were complaints 
that the enemy thus got supplies of provisions, things grew very dear, and 
it became impossible to send money or supplies to the poor lady, over 
seventy years of age, and her helpless daughters. Reduced from opulence 
to want and penury, and separated from a large and united family circle, 
her distressed mind gave way, and she saw only visions of past scenes and 
the absent children she was never to see again. 

1902.] A Loyalist in the Siege of Boston. 49 

Many letters written and received by Mr. Winslow have been preserved, 
and they have the interest of frank and unaffected comments upon impor- 
tant historical events. 

In January, 1775, Mr. Winslow wrote : " The time we have had for re- 
flection since this quarrel grew serious seems to have moderated many high 
spirits. The inconvenience that would arise to government from a general 
revolt of the Colonies and the ruin it would involve them in, makes it ob- 
vious each side would be glad of an accommodation. In the meantime, we 
in this town seem in a manner out of the dispute, the force here rendering 
vain all opposition. If our port was open, we should be silent spectators of 
the conflict." 

May 4, 1775 : ^' Between the operation of the acts of Parliament on the 
one hand and our being shut up from all communication with the outports 
on the other by the country, our business is altogether at a stand. Com- 
munications by letter are now interrupted." 

Colonel Robinson, afterward Grovemor and Commander-in-Chief at New 
York, wrote to Mr. Winslow of the assembly of provincial delegates at 
Philadelphia : *' The New York delegates left this place with the intention 
to oppose a general non-importation agreement but when they came to 
Philadelphia, they found a spirit of independence they had not expected to 
prevail among the delegates and which they had not force or resolution to 
stem. The proposal to pay for the tea was defeated by Adams. He said 
it was proper the other Colonies should pay for it but that Boston doing 
this would confess a crime, where they should glory in a merit. One of the 
delegates has let out in conversation that when he was desired by the 
President to set his name to the resolves, he would not break through the 
previous agreement to be bound by a majority but that he would rather 
lose his hand than use it in signing." He proceeds to recommend the for- 
mation of loyal associations in Boston, to resist the spread of the revolution- 
ary party. 

May 17, 1775, Mr. Winslow wrote : " A detachment of troops, about 
eight hundred men, in marching to seize a magazine at Concord, were op- 
posed by some armed men at Lexington and were on their return repeat- 
edly attacked and lost about sixty killed, one hundred and fifty wounded 
and some prisoners. A brigade sent to their support met them at Lexing- 
ton, which prevented their being destroyed. Since this, which was the 
eighteenth, we have been without intercourse with the country and deprived 
of all fresh provisions, — the town being commanded by the enemy, the sen- 
tries of the country coming within hail of those of the King. By all we 
can hear, the flame spreads far and wide through the Colonies. New York 
is in the utmost confusion, the liberty folks carrying all before them there. 
The Governor here gave liberty to the townsmen giving up their arms, to 
go out, and a scene of distress ensued which is pitiable, but nothing to what 
we fear from the havoc of war and its evil train. The shops and stores are 
mostly shut, numbers of houses empty and people flying, they know not 
where. At first, we were frightened, expecting an immediate attack on the 
town but either danger lessened or habit reduced the apprehension so that 
we are now composed enough to stay. The country, you know, would 
be no shelter for such obnoxious folks and to go by water where we could 
not carry our effects was not likely to be done by persons of no greater 
ability. Besides, we know what use Providence may make of us here, if 
by any means our countrymen get sobered out of the frantic idea put into 
their heads by the clergymen, most of whom have gone off from town. A 

50 4. ifOyfilUt. w thfi Siege, cfMo^on. [ Ji«i. 

large stock of proyiaions b%i be^ Lud in by the annj and aaaooa m this 
affair took place, all th^ grain vessels which were^et with were brqugbt- in, 
so that as yet there has been no want, though we have. been brought dowi^. 
from the Icu^urious living our country afforded. The Govempr has 
called, on the friends of gQvemm^t to .know if they will support the govern- 
ment. We signed to take up arms if ordered by him. Nothing in our p]y>- 
fession dissolves the obligation of our being servant^, and faithful ones.tqo, 
to thos0 kingdoms which are of this world and therefore must be defend^ 
l^ the sword. We have no prospect, happily, of a call to this ; part of tbe 
new forces — the marines — ^having already arrived and more hourly ex- 
pected. We hope we shall not be called to the work of killing folks. The 
worst difficulty at present is the want of business. We have som9 from the 
King*s troops but being shut out from the country on the one hand and shpt 
in by the port bill on the other, affords a small view. There is talk th^t 
the Governor and Admiral will open the port for the admission of King's 
supplies in any vessels, but I fear it will not extend to. matters of private 
commerce. However, ' the earth and the fullness theijeof are the LfOrdJs ' 
who has promised. that he will never forsake his people." 

July 10, 1775 : "I gave you the particulars of the affair of the nix^ 
teenth April, since whic^. all. communication with the country for provisions 
has been shut off and all letters intercepted. This happened to. us at a. time 
when most families have some store of salt provisions, which have subsisted 
us hitherto. I must suppose you have heard of the last action* I mis^ied 
writing 'you by a man-of-war (the only opportunity since) as she lay below. 
We were alarmed by the firing of guns the morning of the seventeenth of 
last month and found the country people had er^ected a work on Charles- 
town Hill. This was within cannon shot of the town aiid of consequence 
must have been taken or we in danger. About two thousand troops went 
over and carried it by assault but with a terrible losa of men, about eight 
hundred killed and wounded ; three hundred, it is thought, are and will be 
of the former. The other side lost but aboutone hundred killed, thirty-two 
prisoners, and three hundred and fifty wounded; some people will; have Jt 
more. The King's troops are now possessed of Charlestown, but no open- 
ing into the country as since the battle they are raising formidable lines all 
around the environments of the town. and at such an e:spense it will not do 
to face them. This is a most shocking situation. Scarce a day without the 
firing of cannon of some sort around the town. The heat of the weather 
has made many wounded to die. My wife witnessed the engagement .from 
the top of the house and it being a very, hot day, nothing could be morjd dis- 
tressing than the scene of the wounded soldiers passing by, fainting with 
heat, pain and thirst and continually calling on the inhabitants for wat^r. 
Vast numbers of the people have removed so as to leave but about, six 
thousand in town." 

August 4, 1775 : ^* About two thousand sheep and one hundred. cattle 
have been obtained by an expedition to the islands in the Sound but as,they 
were wanted for the sick and wounded of the army^ it is doubtful if the in- 
habitants get any share. Since the bloody affair at Charlestown we have 
been pretty quiet, now and then a little firing from the King's. lines. on the 
neck here and on Charlestown Neck. The town, is completely in vested, by 
strong works from Dorchester to Winter Hill, having encampments, on, every 


October 3, 1775 : " An eighteen pound shot from. the American works 
on the Roxbj^j^ line, near the George tavern, going through the bakery 

1902.] A JkoyaliUin the Siege. of MoHon. 51 

med f or the sappljr of the aimy. The ehips of the fleat brijig indnaoy 
▼QW^ h^re ^iKMe oftrgoesare 8old,.aad from them we get oun supplies,, but 
•erery thing bears mtl exfle^aive prioe. Fuel is amch wanted and little in 
town. A respectable f orod will be kept here bntno^attempt will probably 
be made at conquests : of other places. This is more humane and m mj 
bumble opinitm zRore-snre than carrying desolation through the colonies. 
Id case the alternative of, giving up Uie town is adopted, we shall not fail 
lo improve the generous offer of assistance from our British brethren. 
Chlly three, of the meetings are qow open, Eliot's, Hanover Street, lilb. 
|latlier*s and Mr. ByWs, HoUis Street* Dr. Cooper's has indeed been 
litely occupied by one Morisop, a renegade Scotchman from the American 
amy soon after ^e battle of Charlestown. His congregation was chiefly 
<Miiipoaed of bis loyal ooontrymen hereandisome reJEugctes." 

December 1 , 1775 : ^' We are all. well though just in the height of in- 
joeolation for the smallpox, and expecting it to break out soon." 

December 13,. 1775 : ^'Vessels are now taken in the very mouth of our 
bafbor. A brig loaded with< ordnance stores and. a ship of Mr. Anderson's 
full of woolens for the army here were lately captured by the enemy. 
.Both these vessels must be of eminent service to them. Some vessels 
OHning in have.been taken by boats from the shore. This is more sericws 
is we grow in want of fuel, etc. The Americans havje subjugated almost 
.all Canada, and should Uiey complete their oonquest by taking Quebec 
(the only* place in the hands of the government) tbemiUtaiy stores tbey 
hare there and what they have in ^e ordnance brigs may make tbem 
formidable to the town this winter. There is here a strong garrison con- 
.aisting, as I should appose, of about seven thousand men, and with. dieir 
milttaiy skill and supplier of stores, we cannot be* in great hazard." 

January 13, 1776: "The Americans have erected spme new works. on 
Fhipps f^irm, whence they fired a cannon shot which sU*uck the hill back 
gf Dr. Lloyd's house on Pemberton's Hill. Shells may be thrown into 
almoat any purtof the town. Recently there was an attack by a small 
detachment of the enemy, in which they set fire to some of the few remain- 
ing houses in Charlestown and surprised and took prisoners a sergeant 
Ap4 four men. The British troops in Charlestown, supposing it might be 
an uttack on their lines, began firing, which alarmed the town« in which at 
liuit time a play called ' The Blockade . of Boston ' was acting at Faneuil 
Hall«. fitted. up as a theatre, the officers being performers, l&e play was 
farokan up, as they had at once to join their respective coipa. It proified, 
liowever, only a false alarm. Fuel is now the scarcest article, and. to 
flopply the U:oops they take down the oldest houses .and buildings in town. 
TSs all a seene of desolation. You would not know your own town 
icaroely. Dr. Sewall's meeting-house has been gutted of pews and galler- 
i^ to make a riding school for the Light Horse. Dr. Byles's is a barrack. 
JS^ierj necessary is most exorbitanU-r-wood fifty-tivo shillings per cord; 
beef twelve pence ; coal seventy-two shillings (if to be had) ; West India 
imn nine shillings; cheese twelve pence, yet there is much employ for 
tnidesinen owing to the numbers going out." 

Jaiiuary 15, 1776 : ^^ Social life is almost at the last gasp. We have 
pgMsaed favorably through the smallpox." 

Governor Hutchinson wrote to Mr. Window January 30, 1776 : ^^ I am 
never free from anxiety for my friends in Boston and feel a great propor- 
tion of your distress. If I could hear of your being secure for the winter, 
I abauld hope the great armament gone and going to Amwaca would 

52 A Loyalist in the Siege of Boston. [Jan. 

restore peace and quiet before another winter. It will be to no purpo«e 
for any of us who have lost our estates for our fidelity to seek rislief at 
present. We must exercise patience, and hope that in some way and at 
some time or other we shall in a greater or less degree be relieved." 

Mr. Winslow took passage in a vessel, with a number of his friends and 
their families, at the embarkation of the loyal inhabitants of Boston, 
March 17, 1776. One of their company died in the lower harbor and was 
buried on one of the Greorges. The attendants at the funeral were fired 
upon by the Americans, who took them for a marauding party. In the 
hurry of their departure, and with insufiicient accommodations, the refugees 
took with them only the smallest possible quantity of absolute necessaries. 
They were landed in Halifax: after a few days' stormy passage, in a 
miserable state. In such a small place, but few could be decently sheltered, 
and some had to remain on shipboard for several months. 

Governor Hutchinson, on the 16th of July, 1776, wrote to the exile: 
''You will soon have a gentleman with you. Lord Howe, to take the 
command of the navy, who seems to have the universal voice of all ranks 
of people in his favor. May the extraordinary armaments now making 
produce eventually, peace and quietness to the most deluded and in&tn- 
ated people that ever yet existed from the beginning of time ! " 

Governor Hutchinson wrote again, on the 18th of July : " I hope the 
success at Quebec will make you and my other friends more easy at 
Halifax and that it will tend to facilitate our meeting again in America ; 
but that we must leave to the Disposer of all events." 

During the sojourn in Halifax, Mr. Winslow's diary related an incident 
which came to his knowledge, involving an ingenious plan of the Boston- 
ians to obtain a supply of specie from their enemies. The army of 
Burgoyne, after his surrender, was stationed at Cambridge, and for its 
supply gold and silver were sent from England by the government and by 
the friends of the captive officers. With this medium, purchases were 
made at the highest prices, consequent upon a depreciated currency. In 
order that the state should profit by this, rather than individuals, public 
agents were appointed whose duty it was to pay for the supplies of pro- 
visions to the British army in paper money, to be delivered them from the 
state treasury, and to deposit in lieu thereof the specie received from the 
army, thus exchanging specie for depreciated paper. At the same time, 
October 30, 1777, the General Assembly, in order to secure a supply of 
fuel from Maine, made a provision that passes for the coasting vessels 
should be issued by the commander-in-chief, General Heath, stating that 
their cargoes of wood were intended for the use of the British prisoners 
at Cambridge, and if the vessels were captured the prisoners would be 
deprived of their supply of wood. 

After two years' stay in Halifax, Mr. Winslow and his family left for 
New York, under convoy of a ship of war, where they remained until the 

Another of his correspondents was the second Sir William Pepperell, 
grandson of the hero of Louisburg, who left America in 1774-5, and wrote, 
in March, 1779 : '' I cannot help hoping that the late success of his majesty's 
arms in almost every part of his dominions will finally be productive of a 
happy reconciliation with America. I have no wish nearer my heart than 

Sir William wrote, July 4, 1780 : " The news of the success of the 
British arms at Charlestown which may be productive of that happy event 

1902.] A LoyaliH in the Siege of Boston. 53 

for which we have heen so long wishing, was not more complete than the 
time of its arrival was fortonate. It fonnd this town in the midst of a most 
alarming insurrection (Lord Greorge Gordon's) which, had it not been for 
the ^irited and jndicions action of the government and the assistance of 
the military, would in a little time longer have proved, at least, the destruc- 
tion of the citj." 

Again in November, 1780 : <* I can say with great truth that the services 
which mj situation in this country have enabled me to render my brother 
loyalists, have been in the worst of times, a source of real comfort to me." 

Another letter from Sir T^liam introduces his "worthy friend Mr. 
Thompson, who is going out to join his regiment of dragoons." This was 
Benjamin Thompson, afterward Count Rumford. 

Even after the news of the capitulation of Lord Comwallis had reached 
him, Sir William wrote : " I heartily join you in your wishes for a peace 
but I cannot possibly see how that happy event can be brought about untU 
America becomes a little more reasonable. The nation, notwithstanding all 
its weight of misfortunes, however it may be, is not prepared for a measure 
ao ruinous and disgraceful." 

Hie loyalists in New York were filled with dismay when, in August, 1782, 
Sir Guy Carleton, the British commander-in-chief, received news that the 

SYemment had offered to recognize the independence of the United States. 
r. Winslow's letters relate that a totally different result was expected, 
from the recent successes of the British arms in the East and West Indies 
and in the Channel, and on account of the deranged state of trade and fi- 
nances in America : " What distresses must result from an evacuation of 
New Tork, if granted ! I am under the truth, I verily believe, when I tell 
you there are twenty thousand refugees of all descriptions within these 
lines, beside the inhabitants, to whom nine parts in ten of the property be- 
longs. Very few of these can stay but at the manifest hazard of their 

Sir William Pepperell wrote to Mr. Winslow, December 8, 1787 : "I 
think that a cessation of hostilities will soon take place and that it will 
be followed by a general peace. If the result should be the happiness of 
Great Britain and America, which it is beyond the limit of our understand- 
ing to say that it will not be, our expected grief will be turned to joy. Our 
unfortunate brethren, the loyalists, I am much concerned for, though I can*t 
entertain a doubt that if the recommendation of Congress to the different 
states should prove ineffectual, Parliament will do something toward com- 

The gloomy anticipations of the loyalists were in some measure realized 
by the preliminary treaty of November 30, 1782, in which the British Gov- 
ernment failed to protect the interest of its faithful subjects who had sacri- 
ficed country, friends and possessions from their loyalty to an ungrateful 
monarch. By the fifth article of this treaty, the Congress was only holden 
to recommend to the several states the restitution of confiscated property 
belonging to British subjects who had not borne arms against America. 
Partisan leaders, and those who saw their profit in the sequestration of 
abandoned property, fanned the popular resentment, even after acts of 
aomesty were passed, to prevent the return of the refugees. In Boston 
town meeting, March 17, 1783, it was voted that those *^ ingrates who have 
been refugees and declared traitors to their country, ought never to be 
suffered to return." 

Many of the refugees, at whatever sacrifice of property, were unwilling 

64 Seme Jtffwwn Oorre9pondenee. [Jsd. 

to meet the cold and bostile attitude of their fellow^tiaeDB, bat, after the 
peaoe, Mr. Winslow and his family came faaoktOiBoeton, — their estate, stiD 
andiyided aad held for the benefit of the aged mother, having escaped 

To those descendants in whom the blood of patriots and loyalists baTe 
mingled, tlie two aspects of the war of the Revolotion, while blending in a 
synmietrical idea of the great struggle,. present distinct pictures in which 
the heroes of the unsuccessful «de live in colors not less bright than those 
which illuminate the triumphant eonquerow of independence. 


CommuikicAted bj Woathikoton C. Ford, Esq., of Boston. 
[Gontinaed from Vol. ft6, page 384.] 

IMion-. to Jefferson. 

Phiuldelphia, February 4, 1776. 

Dear Jefferson : 

I had written -to jou soon after the n^ulse of our troops -mt 
Quebec, giviug you, as I thought, a true state of that unfortunate affab ; 
but upon comparing it (altho' I had my information fnmi a person who p«a- 
tended to know a good deal of the matter) with one that I saw afterwards, 
1 found that they differed so materially that I burnt my letter and deter- 
mined to leave you to the newspapers for your intelligence. 

We have late advices from England which you will see in the endosod 
paper8. I had rather send you a dozen Ledgtrs and Evening Posts than 
transcribe three paragraphs out of them. But I have good news for you 
which neither of these papers contains. A vessel arrived two nights ago 
with 60 tons of saltpeter, 13 tons, of gunpowder, and 2000 stands of arms, 
and we are in daily expeetation of 25 tons more of gunpowder. 

Troops are marching every day from henoe to support the remains- of 
our army before Quebec, the Eastern, governments are raising men for the 
same purpose. One battalion has already marched from Connecticut, so that 
we are still in hopes of reducing the garrison before it can be relieved 'in 
the spring. 

General Washington has sent Major General Lee [to] New York, at the 
head of 1 200 volunteers from Connecticut to defend that province against 
a- detachment sent from Boston, which the Greneral was iirformed by a de- 
serter was certainly intended for that place. The deserter, I fancy, was 
imistaken, sufficient time having elapsed since they sailed for their arriving 
there, and we have no account' of them. The Committee of safety of New 
York, however, sent a remonstranoe to Lee setting forth the extreme dan- 
igtT the city would be in from the men of war, should he enter it, and «s- 
peeially as they were appr^ensive he intended to make an attack upon < the 
•ships. Lee sent the remonstrance to Congress and wrote the President 
that he thought it his duty to cany his orders into execution, which he was 
preparing to do with the first division, the rest of the troops being ready 
toisupport him. The letter and remonstrance being r read, a violent defaale 
arose, on one side as to the propriety of an armed force from one provinee 
/ttDtering another 'Without permission of. the> civil pow!^ of the province, or 

1908.] Some-J hjffmmm ' Correwpmuhmm. 55 

ivltlKMit wL|in— oidcw^rf Oongmb It WM'sUedged tkat tbis wM'seidag 
up tile militarj above' the* oriL On the odisr side, was urged the absolute* 
naeanty of Beeoring tbBt prorinoey the lou of wfaidi would cot offalleeni- 
manimtioii between- the nortfaem and soatherooDlonies and which if effected, 
would min America. The debate ended in the appointmentol a oommittee 
of-GoBgreas to confer with Lee and- the Committee of Safety. Harmon, 
Ljndi and Allen were the committee and they set oat the next day-npoa 
their amfaamy, bat wfaatthereealt has been, we:snrtiet informed, not having 
heard from them since 'they went. 

Ton would be soiprised to see with how- mneh diqiatch we-haye done 
bonnesB smce Dyer and Gaddesden left aa. The former you know wi» 
superseded and die latter was ordered home tOitake command of hia regi* 

mfiBt.- • * * ThOS* l^ELSONy^jR. 

WitLiAMdBtTRO, April y« 6* 177^. 

I wish you wouI3 use your interest in the behalf of Dr. McClurg. 
He offers bis service as physician to the Continental forces in Virginia. 
Sodi a person is much wanted. Col. Grayson, who behaved admirably well 
at-Ebunpton, and who has taken great pains to improve himself in the mili- 
tary sdence, intends to off er his service to the Congress. He is highly de- 
serring of encouragement. Do introduce him and recommend him to your 
friends. He will make a figure at the head of a regiment He displayed 
sfMrit and conduct at. Hampton. For Grod's sake declare the Colonies in- 
dependent at once and save us from ruin. John Page. 

Page to Jtffenon* 

WiLXrAiifl»t:RO, April 26, 1776. 
Mt Dear Jfefvmgioi?, 

I have snatched a few moments to scribble you a few loose 
thooghts ■ (m our present critical situation. 1 think our countrymen have 
exhibited an uncommon degree of virtue, not only in -submitting to all the 
bard restrictions and ezpo^ng themselves to all the dangers which are the 
eoneequenoe of the disputes they are involved in with Great Britain, but in 
belivfing so peaeeably^ and honestly as they have when they were free 
from the 'restraint 'of li^wff; but how long this may be the case who can tell? 
When to their want of salt there shall be added a want of clothes and 
blaakets, and when to this theremay be added the terrors of a desolating 
war ngiog unchecked for want of arms and ammunition, who can say what 
the people moghtnotdo in'suoh a situation, and tempted with the prospect 
of peace, security and'a trade equal 'to their wishes ? Might they not be in<* 
doeed to give up the authors' of their misfortunes, their leaders, who had 
led them into such a • scrape, and be willing to sacriAce them to a reconeiliap 
tioB? I think therefore it behooves the Congress and conventions to pre- 
vent this as much as possible. Every method that can be devised for the 
manufacturing of salt, saltpeter, sulphur, guupowder, arms, woolens, and 
liDietts, ahould be immediately adopted ; and because those articles cannot 
m several Colonies be made quick enough for their demand some sure meuns 
of -importing them should be instantly fallen upon, and as no means can be so 
certain and can so 'fully anMwerour'purpo6e,-a8 forming a commercial alliance 
with France, no time should be lost in doing so ; and to prevent disorders 

56 Some Jefferson Correspondence. [Jan. 

in each colony a constitution should be formed as nearly resembling the old 
one as circumstances, and the merit of that constitution will admit of. And 
it is undoubtedly high time that a plan of a confederation should be drawn 
and indeed compleady executed. These things should be done without 
losing a moment. 

Would you believe it, we have not yet erected one Powder Mill at the 
public expense, and that the only one which has received any encourage- 
ment from the public has made but about 700 lbs. ; and that I have not been 
able to procure the least assistance from the Committee for Bucktrout's 
hand mUl, except their selling him about 400 lbs of saltpeter of the shops, 
half dirt and conmion salt for which they demand 3s. per lb. Although 
his mill is an elegant machine and 2 men can work it with ease, beating 
with 6 pestles weighing 60 lbs. each in mortars containing 20 lbs. of paste, 
and he has actually beat 120 lbs. of powder in them, and grained 40 lbs. 
which has been used in proving cannon &c., and which was found to be 
strong and good under every disadvantage of want of sieves and being made 
with bad sulphur and niter ; and he has been at great pains in erecting his 
mill and apparatus for it, and for a saltpeter work with it, yet the Ck>mmit- 
tee of Safety refused any motion to allow him 30 or 40 pounds as a reward 
for his publick spirit and ingenuity, and to enable him to go on with his 
plan. They insist on it that the premium of 6s. per lb. is sufficient encoor^ 
agement for making gunpowder, and are deaf to my argument that works of 
this sort cannot be erected and set agoing without a good stock of money, 
and that premiums will do very well and keep up any art once introduced, 
but are by no means sufficient to introduce it into ready and general use. 
This powder mill is so simple that if t'were once cleverly at work it would 
please every one who saw it, and would lead numbers of ingenious people 
to erect such in different parts of the country. There might be one in every 
county, which in my opinion might work up the saltpeter which ought to 
be made in each county, and in this manner powder enough might be made 
for all America. And could you believe it the saltpeter works are but little 
attended to. Some money it is true has been advanced to different people, 
but I know of no grand work at the public expense. Sulphur mines have 
been discovered, but not a pound extracted, nor do I know of any order 
about them, and salt is little thought of. Tate was refused any more money 
and referred to the convention. A valuable sulphur mine has been discov- 
ered in Spotsylvania by a man who sold it to one Daniels of Middlesex, 
who is an ingenious smith and has extracted some from its ore which he 
says is exceedingly rich — f of it sulphur. * * * Our friend Innes re- 
signed very handsomely in favor of Capt Arundel, for which Greneral Lee 
has recommended him to the Congress to be Major in the 9th regiment 
You know his spirit, abilities and deserts, I mean his active opposition to 

Ld. D , and his bold attack on him, Foy, Corbin, Byrd, and Wormeley 

in the papers, for which he lost his place at college. But was it not a little 
extraordinary that you should appoint a Capt. to the artillery, when 
we had actually appointed one who had raised his company and was 
training it ; or did you (as I suppose) intend that there should be 2 com- 
panies of artillery ; for I observe your resolve was that General Lee should 
direct one to be raised for the Southern department. I wish you would 
appoint Dr. McClurg physician to the army in Virginia, and superintendent 
of the public hospital ; and Pope, chief surgeon. Our soldiers would have 
many more chances for life and limbs than they now have. 

John Page. 

1902.] Thoma* Sobinton and his Detcendant*. 57 



Compiled by Hon. B. D. Smtth and commanicated by Dr. Bsrkasd C. STBorBm. 

1. Mr. Thomas^ Robinson came to Guilford about 1665, and booght 
Uie Caffinch place there. On Not. 1, 1667, the town granted him a paroel 
of land at Beggar's Marah, of about nineteen acrea, and as part of his 
third diyision of land, about two or three acres at the south end of his out 
lot. His home lot contained about two acres, and was between the lot be- 
longing to Thomas Cooke, Jr., and ^'the Crittendens' land." He was 
styled ^ Gentleman " in the town records. On Oct. 3, 1679, by deed of 
wmrranty, he conveyed his home lot '^ with all and singular fences, fruit 
treeSy privileges and i^purtenances " to his son '^ Thomas Robinson, Jr., 
Cooper." On Nov. 5, 1675, James Kingsnorth testified under oath that 
with Thomas Cruttenden '^ he went to view Mr. Robinson's arms about 
ten days before he went hence to go to Farland," and *' saw that he had 
not above sixteen bullets and also heard Mr. Robinson confess that he 
wanted powder to make up his quantity according to law." 

Mr. Robinson's purchase of the Caffinch home lot brought into the family 
the land which is still owned by his descendants, the children of Rev. Harry 
Robinson. (There was a long suit between Mr. Robinson and the town 
of Guilford about a fence built by the former, which suit is discussed in 
Steiner's History of Guilford, pp. 112-114.) 

Thomas^ Robinson died 1689. He married Mary , who died July 

26, 1668. 

Their children were : 

i. Ann,' m. Joseph Dudley of Guilford, Oct. 16, 1670. He d. June 3, 

2. 11. Thomas, d. December, 1712. 

ill. BiLutT, m. John Lattimer, Jr., of Wethersfleld, April 29, 1680. He 
was b. Jan. 4, 1651. She d. March 3, 1727, having had six children. 

iv. Jonathan, b. 1659 ; d. single, 1684. 
8. V. David, b. 1660; d. 1747. 

vi. Saint, b. 1661; d. Dec. 7, 1711; m. (1) Bezaleel Lattimer of Wethers- 
fleld; m. (2) William Tryon of Wethersfleld, who d. Oct. 12, 1711. 
She had one son, Jonathan Lattimer^ b. Sept. 24, 1681 ; d. Nov. 
27, 1711. 

vil. EuzABKTH, d. Sept. 30, 1745 ; m. Benjamin Oonld of Gailford, who 
d. May 17, 1718. Their children were: 1. Benjamin. 2. Mary, 

8. Ann, 4. Thomas. 5. Nathaniel. 6. Sarah. 7. . 8. John. 

9. David. 10. JSbenezer, b. 1703; A.B. Yale, 1723; d. 1777. 11. 

2. Thomas* Robinson ( TTiomas^) of Guilford, married ( 1 ) Sarah, daughter 
of Abraham Cruttenden, Oct. 3, 1686, who died se. 27, October, 
1692; married (2) Sarah, daughter of Dea. John Graves, Jan. 17, 
1693-4, She died Sept 10, 1715. 
His children by his first wife were : 

i. Sarah,' b. Oct. 6, 1687 ; d. single, June 27, 1750. 
ii. Mary, b. March 24, 1691 ; d. April 9, 1713. 

The children by the second wife were : 

4. lii. Samukl, b. April 19, 1695; d. March 6, 1776. 

5. Iv. Jonathan, b. May 8, 1698; d, Nov. 13, 1753. 
V. Euzabkth, b. 1701 ; d. 1728. 

58 Tkotma^B Iti^iin^tm and At> 3&9eefutmi^: [Jau; 

vi. Anna, b. 1708. 

Tii. Mkhitabel, b. 1706; d. Sept. 4, 1783; m. 1731, Rev. Edmund Ward 
of Gailford, who d. Nov. 15, 1779. On May 4, 1788, there were laid 
otftto her'fiVe*rodg,' of tbte Tth'divibldlii of land, tfybtr hftiBhandV» 

viii. Ruth, b. 1710. 

3. David* Robinson ( 1%omai^) of Guilford and Dtirhdm, nwurrt^d (1) 

Aljigail, daughter of John Kirby, in 1689. Sbe died 1694, », 27. 

He married (2) Mary , Who died Oct. 17, 1746. He'WBS ii^ 

satte 'during most of 'his life^ cawing great trouble. CttpU Joeefih- 
Ck>e, his soinin^Iaw, wt&s appoiiited conservator, and h^ as«i0ted bjr 
"two or three sheriffs," carried him to jail «t Hartford, in March^- 
1712, *^ for his iBcarrlage and behaviour.*' Thej"vmre 'allowed^ 
the couft£l21.2.0 for their servioQs. 
Bis cl]^dren by his first wife were : 

i; A«t«rAiL,>'b. April 3, 16^; m. 1708, Cat^. Joseph Coe'Of'DtlHiatai. 
ii. ANUn, b. Jane 6, 1699; m. Joseph Ooe. 
6. ill. Di^viD, b. 1694; d. Feb. 9, .1780. 

The 'ohildrien hf the second wife were : 

iv. Thomas, b. 1688; d/jlfoblftbly single, 1774. HeleftOife^eMateto hte-* 

brother Bbeneeer. 
V. Ebbnbzbr, b. 1701; d. single, Oct. 16, 1789. 
vi. Ruth, b. 1703. 

vli. Mary, m. Timothy Parsons of l>urhain, Nov. 8, 1YI9. 
vili. HANMVkR, ni. Benjamin Miller of Ditrhain. 

4. Samuel' Robinson ( ThomaSj^ Tkomas^) of Guilford, waaii^magistraie 

of New Haven County from 1758 until his death, and eighteen 
times between 1738 and 1763 represented Guilford in the Greneral 
Assembly of Connecticut He was a man of thought and worth, and 
always had the confidence of his fellow citizens. For fifty-one years, 
and until his death, after the early death of his wife, he remained a 
widower. He married Rachel, daughter- ol Thomas 'Strong of DdT- 
h»m, who died «. 26, April 20, 1725. 
Their only child was': 

i. Samuel,* b. April 5, 1725; d. Oct. 16, 1802; m. Elizabeth, daughter of 
Nathaniel Bishop, Jr., May 25, 1760. She died Mardi 1, 1797. He 
represented the town of Guilford in the Oeneral Assembly of 1778, 
and held other olSces, among them that of member of the Committee 
of Correspondence, for the town, in 1774. Samuel and Elizabeth 
Bobtnson had one child : 1. Col. Samuel,* b. March 12, 1761 ; d. Kov. 
17, 1889. He was a prominent citizen of the town, serving in 1809 
on a committee to draft resolutions against the embargo, and con- 
tributing #200, in 1828, for the building of the First Congregational 
Church, in which he was a deacon. He was frequently-aTepresenta- 
tive in the General Assembly. He married (1) Content, daugh- 
terof James* Robinson, March 29, 1786. She died a. 46, Sept. -20, 
1818. He married (2) Sarah Caldwell, Dec. 20, 18^5. She died 
April 17, 1889. By his first wife he had : (1) Sally ,< b. June 8, 1787 ; 
d. Dec. 18, 1829; m. March, 1811, Isaac Benton of Guilford, and 
Mendon, 111. (2) Harry, b. Dec. 20, 1788 ; A.B., Yale, 1811 ; d. Sept. 
14,1878. He was a clergyman and married (1) Wealthy^ daughter 
of William Brown, June 11, 1828. She died March^, 1888, and he 
married (2) yfidow Mary 0. (Gay) Judd, April 8, 1885. (8) Eliza, b. 
March 12, 1791 ; d. Oct. 81, 1862 ; m. Jan. 12, 1814, JohnB. Chittenden 
of Guilford, and Mendon, in., who died Jan. 20, 1868. (4) Samuel, 
b. Sept. 16, 1795; A.B., Tale 1817; d. April 7, 1866; m. (1) Lydla, 
daughter of Deacon Abraham Chittenden, 3ept. 20, 1819. She died 
Dec. 18, 1824, and he m. (2) Amanda, widow of' Oecnge Baldwin, 

I . 

1902.] Thomas Robinson and his Descendants. 59 

Sept. 12, 1827. She died Oct. 9, 1880. He was a school teacher in 
Gallford and Madison for many years, and was jndge of probate and 
representative in the Assembly from the latter town. 

5. Jonathan' Robinson (TTiomas,* Thomas^) of North Guilford, married 

Nov. 12, 1746, Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin Howdof Branford, 
and widow of Daniel Hoadlej. After Jonathan Robinson's death, 
she married, again, Feb. 23, 1755, Col. Timothy Stone of Guilford. 
She died Dec 22, 1794. On Nov. 1, 1734, Jonathan Robinson had 
one acre and fourteen rods of land measured to him at the upper 
end of Quonapaug Pond. He was one of the first settlers in North 

He had one child : 

i. Sarah,^ b. July 30, 1749 ; d. April 14, 1799 ; m. Rev. Thomas Wells Bray 
of North Guilford, Nov. 26, 1767. He d. April 23, 1808. Their chil- 
dren were : 1. Sarah, b. Oct. 16, 1768. 2. BobinsoHt b. Oct. 17, 1770 ; d. 
young. 3. Clarinda, b. April 12, 1778. 4. Oliver, b. April 2, 1776; A.B. 
Yale, 1795. 5. Thomas Robinson, b. Oct. 7, 1778. 6. Amaziah, b. Feb, 
27, 1781. 7. Betsey, b. Feb. 23, 1784. 8. Eoswell, b. April 16, 1790. 

6. David' Robinson, Jk. {David^^ Thomas^) of Guilford and Durham, 

married Jan. 26, 1719, Rebecca Miller of Durham. 
Their children were : 

i. Anna,* b. Dec. 5, bapt. Dec. 11, 1720; m. Gideon Oanfleld of Dur- 
ham, Oct. 28, 1740. 

ii. David, b. March 4, bapt. March 4, 1721-2 ; removed to Litchfield. 

ill. John, b. June 25, 1722. 

If. Dan, b. May 2, bapt. May 16, 1725. 

V. Bbbbcca, b. Dec. 5, bapt. Dec. 18, 1726. 

vi. Timothy, b. April 29, bapt. May — , 1728. 

vii. Phinbhas, b. July 24, bapt. July 27, 1729; of Durham and Granville; 
m. Susannah . Their children were: 1. Rvth,^ b. Aug. 10, 

bapt. Aug. 17, 1755; m. (1) Isaac Chapman, January, 1773. He d. 
November, 1776. She m. (2) Jacob Bates, May 5, 1778. 2. Sarah. 
bapt. Feb. 28, 1758. 3. Susannah, bapt. Aug. 14, 1760. 4. Statyra, 
bapt. Dec. 30, 1764. 
; vili. James, b. June 10, bapt. June 17, 1731 ; m. Amy, dau. of Richard and 
Margery Spelman, who was b. July, 1734; lived in Guilford and 
Durham. Their children were: 1. Ehenezer,^ b. October, bapt. 
Nov. 3, 1754. 2. James, bapt. Nov. 28, 1756; d. young. 3. John, 
b. November, bapt. Dec. 4, 1757. 4. Amy, bapt. May 11, 1760. 
5. </atn€«, bapt. May 8, 1763; m. March 16, 1785, Thankful Dimock, 
and lived in Durham. 6. Content, b. 1767; m. Iier cousin, Col. 
Samuel Robinson, Jr., of Guilford. 7. Nathan, bapt. Oct. 29, 
1769. 8. Joel, b. 1770. 9. Richard, bapt. Dec. 15, 1771 ; d. 1847, 
He lived in Durham, and bad twelve children. He m. (1) Tabitha 
Arnold ; m. (2) Cynthia, dan. of Hiel Parmelee of KiUingworth. 
10. Charles, of Durham ; m. Concurrence Johnson, who d. Febru- 
ary, 1854. 

iz. JoRL, b. March 31, bapt. April 7, 1733; m. Hannah Wilcocks, April 
8, 1774 ; lived in Durham. 

X. Mart, b. Dec. 7, bapt. Dec. 7, 1734. 

zi. Noah, b. May 29, bapt. May 30, 1736; lived in Granville, Mass. ; m. 
Nov. 8, 1758, Hannah Parmelee. 

zii. Abigail, b. March 9, bapt. March 12, 1737-8. 

xliL AsHBR, b. May 4, bapt. May 11, 1740; d. May 4, 1808; lived in Dur- 
ham; m. Margery Butcher, June 11, 1761. Their children were: 
1. Rachel,^ b. April 16, 1762. 2. 8t(>phen, b. Jan. 14, 1764; lived 
in Durham; m. Mary Tibbals. 3. Asher, b. Nov. 21, 1765; lived 
in Durham; m. Eunice Parmelee. 4. Seth, bapt. June 28, 1768. 
5. Samuel, bapt. July 29, 1770. 
VOL. LVI. 5 

60 The Edwards Family. [Jan. 



By William Stowbll Mills, LL.B., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Few New England families of equal size have been more difficult to 
trace than this one, particularly the first three generations. There are 
many repetitions of Christian names, a consequence, in part, of the fact 
that two of the men in the second, and one in the third, generation married 
women of the same name. Taken together, these facts have created 
something of a puzzle; but careful research makes dear the following 
information : — 

RiCE^ Edwards, the progenitor, appeared at Salem as early as 1642^ 

the year before his marriage there to Joan, or Joanna . The names of 

his children would seem to be some evidence that he was related to Thomas 

Edwards of Salem, and to John Edwards of Ipswich, who married Maij 

Sams. Rice was in TVenham in 1647, and received a grant of land there 

in 1653. In 1680 (between January 1st and March 25th) a controversy 

over the payment of taxes brought Rice Edwards and two of his scms, 

with others, into court. The ages of the witnesses in this ease were: 

Rice Edwards 65, his son John 36, and Benjamin 18. (Dodge FamilTy 

p. 23.) In Essex Probate Records, Book 307, pp. 133-5, there is on file 

an agreement between Rice Edwards and his son Benjamin, by which the 

son agreed to take care of his &ther in consideration that he was to reoeire 

the greater share of his father's estate. This document is dated April Idtli^ 

1681. As no allusion is made to Rice's wife, it may be inferred that she 

was not living. After Rice's death, his children joined in an agreement 

that the contract between Rice and Benjamin did not include the movable 

furniture. The date of this agreement is 15^-4^^-1683. It was signed 

by Rice Edwards's children, as follows : John Edwards, Thomas Edwards, 

Benjamin Edwards, John Knowlton, John Leach, John Coy, TVilliam 

Cleaves and Richard Lee. John Coy married Elizabeth Edwards; and 

Sarah was another daughter of Rice, probably the wife of John Knowlton. 

There is next to nothing in the vital records of Wenham prior to 1695 ; 

and between 1687 and 1695 they are lost 

The sons of .Rice Edwards were: — 

1. John', b. about 1644 (aged 36 in 1680); recorded at Beverly as 
marrying Mary Solart, May 20, 1666. Two children are named in the 
records: John, b. Dec. 11, 1668, and Elizabeth, h. April 1, 1671. The 
date of the wife's death does not appear ; but in 1682 John Edwards joined 
in a petition with the children of John Solart, for the appointment of an 
administrator of the Solart estate. His right to appear in the petition was 
based on his being the father of children by *' Mary, the daughter of John 
Solart." Mary was evidently not living at the date of this petition. Ae- 
cording to Probate Records, John' Edwards, of Wenham, mason, d. Aug. 
28, 1697. His widow, Sarah, administered the estate, and in the division 
his children are named as follows: John, eldest son, Mizahethy Afary^ 
Abigail, Martha, Sarah, Samuel, Tabitha, Ellinor, Joseph, ffannahj I/e- 
borah, Joshua and Thomas. These children were probably named in the 
order of their ages. In 1702, Joshua and Thomas were recorded as under 
14 years of age, and were put under the guardianship of their unele, 
Thomas Edwai^. 

1902.] The Edwards Family. 61 

The births of three of the ehfldren of John' Edwards and his wife Sarah 
were recorded at Wenham, yiz. : Samuel^ b. Nov. 2, 1687, d. April 16, 
1706; ThomoMy b. Sept 12, 1694; and Deborah, h. Julj 20, 1696 (not 
named in the order of her age in the list). 

2. Thomas^ b. about 1652 (aged 81 in 1733). He was married twice, 
at least. One wife was Sarah, who d. at Wenham, Dec. 5, 1716. He 
was pnbUshed to widow Dinah Marshall of Ipswich, Sept. 21, 1717, and 
the certificate was granted Oct 17, 1717. He evidently did not reside at 
Wenham before 1697, in which year he bought land tLere of his brother 
John. Jan. 20, 1700-1, he made an agreement with his brother Benjamin, 
to accept as his share of the paternal estate a grant of land which his 
father had made years before. This included eighteen acres at Chebacco, 
giTcn him '* many years before his father*s death." In one entry it is 
stated that the land was in Beverly, " on the road leading to Chebacco " 
(now Essex). One witness to the above agreement was Daniel Clafflin. 
Thomas Edwards doubtless lived at Chebacco, or just over the line in 
Beverly. He first appears at Wenham, Feb. 11, 1696-7. Church records 
at Wenham give the date of his admission, July 23, 1721, and of his 
death, March 13, 1733, aged 81. There is positive evidence of only three 
of his children, Uiough circumstances indicate others. March 29, 1725, he 
made a deed by which he gave to his son, Joseph, all his property, with 
two or three reservations, on condition that the son would pay to the other 
ehildren (not named) certain portions preyiously agreed upon. In this 
i^pwement he reserved '* a room in my house for my daughter Ellinor, so 
long as she remains single." He also gave " a feather bed, and a cup- 
board in the chamber, to my granddaughter, Sarah Patch " ; and another 
feiUher bed <' to Dinah Foster, of Ipswich, the granddaughter of my last 
wife." Two witnesses of this deed were Abigail Edwards and Esther £. 
Tarbox. It b therefore certain that three of Thomas's children were: 
Bdiihj Joieph and EUinor. Edith m. Isaac Patch, and had a daughter, 
Sarah, b. m 1711. (See Essex Deeils, Book 61, p. 261.) Dinah Foster 
was daughter of Nathaniel and Joanna (Marshall) Foster of Chebacco 
Parish. She d. in 1781, "aged about 78." Her parents are recorded 
as married April 19, 1704. 

3. Benjamin^ b. about 1662 (aged 18 in 1680); m. Martha Gaines, 
14-5-1681. The births of four of his children are recorded at Wenham, 
vix. : Nathaniel^ b. Oct 20, 1695 ; Abraham and Sarah (twins), b. Oct 22, 
1699 (the latter died young); Sarah, b. Oct 5, 1701. These are all 
recorded as the children of Benjamin and Mary. John Gaines, of Ips- 
wich, and his wife Mary (Treadwell) had daughters, Mary, b. 1660, and 
Martha, b, 1661. Benjamin may have married Mary Gaines as a second 
wife, though there is no proof that he did not marry some other Mary. 
Benjamin' Edwards d. Sept 29, 1723, and his wife Mary d. Oct 20, the 
tame year. Three days after Mary*s death, Benjamin's children entered 
into an agreement to " acquit " their brother Benjamin Edwards for their 
brother Nathaniel's portion of " our honored father, Benjamin Edwards' 
estate." The children signed as follows : John Edwards, Rice Edwards, 
Abraham Edwards, Thomas and Esther Tarbox, and Samuel Lamson. 

Births at Wenham, 

Following are the births of the Edwards family, recordc<l at Wenham 
prior to 1715, in addition to those already given : — 
Annah, dau. of John and Anuah, Dec. 10, 1700; d. young. 

62 Th€ Edwards Family. [Jan. 

Mary, dan. of John and Susannah, Oct. 18, 170S. 

John, son of John and Annah, July 14, 1705. 

Annah, dan. of John and Annah, March 21, 1707. 

Samnel, son of John and Annah, Sept. 19, 1712; d. April 6, 1714. 

Mary, dan. of John and Sarah, Sept. 80, 1710. 

Jemsha, dan. of John and Sarah, Ang. 10, 1712. 

Samnel, son of John and Sarah, Ang. 8, 1715. 

Solomon, son of Joseph and Hannah, Aug. 27, 1704; d. Feb. 17 or 18, 1704-5. 

Thomas, son of Joseph and Hannah, March 1, 1704. 

(There is eridently an error in the record of either Solomon or Thomas, last 


Sarah, dan. of Joseph and Hannah, Nor. 8, 1706. 
Jacob, son of Joseph and Hannah, Dec. 29, 1708. 
Joseph, son of Joseph and Hannah, April 24, 1718. 
Margery, dan. of Joseph and Hannah, Jane (?) 25, 1715. 

PMUhmenti at Wenham. 
These were all residents of Wenham, excepting as otherwise specified z^- 

John Edwards and Annah Dodge, April 1, 1898. 

Sarah Edwards and Daniel Clafflln, March 1, 1700-1; certificate graated 
March 11, 1700-1. 

Esther Edwards and Thomas Tarbox, Feb. 22, 1706-7. 

Edith Edwards and Isaac Patch, Oct. 19, 1708. 

Rice Edwards and Rebecca Ford, of Newberry, March 4, 1709-10. 

Martha Edwards and Phineas Dodge, Nov. 15, 1712; certificate granled 
Dec. 16, 1712. Martha d. March 81, 1724, aged 89. Among her ckildreo wero 
John and Solomon. 

Marnaget cU Wenham* 

Benjamin Edwards and Martha Gaines, 14-5-1687. 

Edith Edwards and Isaac Patch, March 10, 1708-9. 

Mary Edwards and Samuel Lamson, of Ipswich, Nor. 28, 1709. 

John Edwards, Jr., and Sarah Perkins, Nov. 28, 1709. 

The parentage of all named Edwards in the foregoing records cazmot 
be stated with certainty, but the following may be eonsidered nearly cofr' 
elusive : — 

John, who m. Dodge in 1 698, was son of John*, and at that date he was 
not Jr., his father having died the year before. Sarah, who m. Clafflln in 
1701, may have been dau. of John'; but if the latter's children were 
named in the order of their ages, she would appear to have been too 
young. It is a stronger presumption that Martha, who m^ Dodge in 1712, 
was dau. of John^; and, as she was b. in 1685, the date of Sarah's birth 
would seem to have been in 1 686. It is probable that Thomas' had a 
dau. Sarah, named from her mother, but there is no proof of it. The 
doubt as to the age of Sarah, dau. of John', leads to the presumption that 
Sarah, who m. Clafflln, was dau. of Thomas'. Esther, who m. Tarbox la 
1707, was dau. of Benjamin'. Edith, who m. Patch in 1709, was dan. of 
Thomas'. Rice was son of Benjamin'. Mary, who m. Lamson in 1709, 
and John, Jr., who m. Perkins in 1709, were children of Benjamin'* 
John was designated "Jr.," as John, the son of the first John, was hi» 
senior. Mary (Edwards) Lamson evidently d. before 1723, the date o€ 
her father's death. 

An Elizabeth Edwards, of Wenham, m. at Ipswich, Dec. 11, 1720y 
Daniel Buckman (b. 1698). She was undoubtedly dau. of Thomas', a* 
Elizabeth, dau. of John',. was much too old. Joseph, named as a father, 
m. Hannah Goodhue, of Ipswich, who was b. 1681. There can be no 
doubt that he was son of Thomas', and received property by deed from his 
father, as before stated. 

1902.] SUmeham Church Records. 63 

The names in the Edwards families of Oxford, Littleton and Charlton 
seem to indicate their descent from the Wenham families. It seems con- 
dusive that John, who ul Perkins, went to Littleton before 1722, and 
there had children, among whom were Benjcanin and Lemuel^ and that the 
latter went to Oxford. At Charlton were Benjamin Edwards, who m. 
Marcy Wells in 1781 ; and Thomas Edwards, who m. Susanna Town in 

Continuing the records down from 1715, one interested in this family 
should find Httle difficulty in tracing those who migrated from Wenham. 


(Copied from the Church Records bj Wilton Francis Bucknam, Esq.) 

[Continued from Vol. 65, page 145.] 

[The following baptisms are entered at the end of the list of entries by 
Bev. James Osgood, but were not performed until after the pastorate of 
Bey. John Games was concluded, and before the ordination of Rev. John 

'^ Sarah Smith, daf ter of Smith & Sarah his wife was Baptized by 

Mr. WUliams of Wamoth Nov. f 18. 1778" 

** Oct' 20 1782 Elisha Knight, and Thomas Knight Sons of Thom" 
Knight and Elizabeth his wife were Baptized. 

Mary Wright Dofter of Timothy Wright Jr. & Martha, his wife was Bap- 
tized — 
These all in one day." 

[The Pastorate of Rev. John Searl, settled Jan. 17, 1758, dismissed 
April 24, 1776, left no record upon the books now in possession of the 
church, of births, baptisms, marriages or deaths, he having kept those in his 
own diary, and at the end of the service took those records with him.] 

BapHsms hy Rev, John Cleveland, Pastor of the Congregaiional Church oj 
Ckrist in Stoneham^ Mass., setOed Oct 19, 1785, dismissed Oct, 23, 1794, 

[The Pastorate of Mr. Cleveland over this church was engaged by the 
town of Stoneham, and he was paid by them, from the town treasury, and 
his dismissal was granted by the vote of the town's people at a town meet- 
ing duly called for that purpose.] 

— ** About y* Middle of y* Book Baptisms are Recorded " — (title page). 

Feb. 12. Polly, Daughter of John & Phebe Mitchell He is a mem- 
ber of the Chh. in Maiden. 
May 28. Peter ^ 

Aaron > Sons of Peter Hay Jun & Rebecca his wife. 
Jonathan ) 
Jnly 2~*. William, Son of Thaddeus Richardson & Lydia his Wife. 

Aug. 6*^. Timothy Mathews, jun. on his own account. — 

May 6^ Ruth, Daughter of Elijah Richardson & Ruth his wife. 

May 18. Lydia, daughter of Thaddeus Richardson & Lydia his wife. 


Sioneham Church Records. 


Samuel Evans, on his own account. 

This day were baptized in Stoneham Chh. Ruthy, Samuel, 

Jonathan, Rachel, & Timothy, all children of Samuel 

Evans. — 

Sarah Wait, daughter of Ebenezer & Sarah Bryant 

Lydia, daughter of Ebenezer & Lydia Bucknam. 
Eunice, daughter of Samuel Evans & Ruth his wife. 

Jonas, son of Timothy Mathews & his wife. 

Anna Hay ^ife of David Hay, on her own account. 

Hannah Willey, daughter of James Willey on her own 

Rebecca Hay, daughter of Peter Hay jun on her own 

Sarah, infant daughter of Ebenezer Bucknam jun & Lydia 

his wife. 
Martin Anna, Thomas, PoUey the children of Thomas 

Green & his wife. 
Lois Evans, of Reading, on her own account. 
Sally Willey, daughter of James Willey on her own account. 
Ebenezer, son of Ebenezer & Sarah Bryant. 
Anna Mathews on her own account. 
Sarah Y^ daughter of Stephen & Bridget Richardson. 
Reuben, son of David Geary jun & his wife. 

Betsey, daughter of William Holden & wife. 

Samuel, son of Thomas Green and wife. 

Epliraim Brown Jun. on his own account. 

Betsey Luke, Charles & Josiah ; children of Widow Molly 

William, son of Ebenezer Bucknam jun & Lydia his wife. 

Abegail, daughter of Samuel Evans & Ruth his wife. 
Stephen, son of Stephen Richardson & his wife. 
Elbridge, son of David Geary Jr. & his wife. 

Eli, son of Timothy Mathews Jun <& his wife. 
Jonas, son of Malchi Richardson & his wife. 

Baptisms by Rev. John H. Stevens^ Pastor of the Congregational Church 
of Christ in Stoneham, Mass,, 1795-1827. 

1795 Bridget, dau. of Stephen & Bridget Richardson. 

William, son of William & Elizabeth Holden. 
Elizabeth, dau. Thomas & Ana Green. 
Joshua, son of David, Jr., & Sarah Gary. 

Sarah dau. Malchi Richardson. 

D^vid Greary 3d. 

Jonas, son of Jacob & « Brown. 
John, son of Ebenezer <& Sarah Bryant. 
Peter, son Jonathan <& Dorcas Green. 







IVfay 3"* 








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April 7. 
Septem' 22. 





























1902.3 Sioneham Church Records. 65 

Hannah, dau. of Stephen & Hannah Lynde. 

Sally, dau. of Timothy & Mathews. 

Hepzibah, dau. of Stephen & Bridget RichardBon. 

Salla dau. of David & Sarah Geary. 

Ephraim, son of James & Hannah TVilley. 

Ikbiry, dau of James & Hannah Willey. 

Nancy Huntington, dau Rev. John H. & Lora Stevens. 

David, son of David & Rebecca Geary. 

Abiel, son of William & Holden. 

David, son of Thomas & Anna Green. 

Jacob, son of Samuel & Ruth Evans. 

Rachel, dau. of Samuel & Brown. 

David, son of Jobez & Hepzibah Lynde. 

Hepzibah, dau " " 

Phebe dau " " 

widow Joanna Geary. 

Eunice Gould, wife of Daniel. 

Polly Larrabee. 

Sally Vinton. 

Daniel, son of Daniel & Eunice Grould. 

Mary Upham, dau " " 

Eumce, dau. " " 

Oct 14. Sarah, wife of Ezra Vinton. 

Betsey, dau. of Ezra & Sarah Vinton. 

Sukey, dau. of James Willet. [Willey.] 

Kezia Geary. 

Daniel Greary. 

John Oakes Geary. 

Simeon Geary. 

Betsey, dau. of Ebenezer & Sarah Bryant 
Oct 28. Thomas, son of — ^ __ Larrabee. 

William, son of " " 

Nancy, dau of " " 

Sally, dau of " " 

Nov. 11. Polly, dau. of Ezra & Sarah Vinton. 

Ezra, son of Ezra & Sarah Vinton. 

Isaac, son of " " 

Phebe, dau. of « « 

Hannah, dau of ^' '' 

John, son of " " 

Aaron, son of " " 

Nov. 18. Elias Parkman, son of Elias & Polly Bryant. 

Sally Cheever dau of " " 

Iluldah, dau of " " 

Joseph, son of " " 

Dec 6. Daniel Kingstone, an aged negro. 

Feb. 10. Stephen, son of Stephen & Hannah Lynde. 
Mar. d. Betsey, dau. of William & Sarah Green. 

William, son of « " 

66 8Umeham Church Secards. [Ji 

Henreetta, dan of Rev. John H. & Mary Stevens. 
Timothy, son of Timothy & Hepzibah Wright 
Orlen, son of Isaac Tyler. 

Nancy, dan. Elias & PoUy Bryant 

jV > twins of William Green. 

Caleb, son of David & Sarah Greary. 
Oliver, son of Oliver & Sarah Richardson. 

Salley, dan. Jabez & Hepzibah Lynde. 

Lucy Wyman, dau. Timothy and Lois Mathews. 

Elisha, son Thomas & [Anna Knight] Green. 

Sally, Oliver & Mary Richardson. 

Naby, dau. Malchi & Richardson. 

Betsey, dan of John & Hannah Wright 

PoUy, " " 

Rebecca Hay, " " 

Nancy, " " 

Samuel, son of William & Holden. 

Martha, dau. of Timothy & Hepzibah Wright 

Hannah, wife Thomas Gould. 

Naba, dau. Ebenezer & Bryant 

Sukey, dau. Stephen & Hannah Lynde. 
Thomas, of Thomas & Hannah Gould. 
James Hill, « « 

Susanna, " " 

Jacob, « " 

Hannah, « » 

Levi, " " 

Sarah, wife of Malchi Richardson. 
Elizabeth, dau. of Capt David & Sarah Geary. 
Lindey, dau. Stephen & Bridget Richardson. 

Timothy, of Timothy & Mathews. 

Joseph, of Ezra & [Sarah (Green)] Vinton. 
Abijah, son of Elias & Bryant 

Betsey, dau of Josiah & Betsey Richardson. 
Nabby, dau. of widow Abigail Symonds. 
May, <* " 

Daniel, son of Timothy & Hepzibah Wright 
Lucinda, dau. Daniel & Gould. 

Isaac, son of Daniel & Joanna Green. 
Elihu, son Dea. Jabez & Hepzibah Lynde. 
Jonas, son of David & Rebecca Greary. 
Aaaron, son of William & Betsey Green. 
Jonas, of Charles & Sarah Richardson. 
Charlotta, dau. Rev. John H. <& Lora Stevens. 
Reuben, of Reuben & Sally Richardson. 

[To be continued.] 























































1902.] Williatn Henry Whitmore. 67 


By Geo. A. Go&don, A^. 

The departure of William Henry Whitmore is felt nowhere with 
greater poignancy than by the genealogists. He was among the 
earliest New England workers, and was influential in conducting to 
successful establishment the system at present in use. His Ances- 
tral Tablets, an ingenious contrivance for an intelligent and compre- 
hensive marshalling of pedigrees, stimulated and encouraged the 
research of hundreds. He was an editor of the Register in 1859 
and 1860, spanning the interim from Mr. Drake to Mr. Dean. To 
its columns, before and after his editorship, he was a frequent and 
valued contributor. Important as Mr. Whitmore's labors were on 
literary lines, he will be best remembered for his public duties, par- 
ticularly in the registry of vital statistics for the city of Boston. 

The training of a liberal education and a brief but thorough insight 
into business habits and ways, enjoyed by Mr. Whitmore, admirably 
qualified him for the position of Ci^ Registrar. He had learned the 
value of intelligent record in his own researches. He was widely 
acquainted and familiar with the various record offices of eastern 
Massachusetts, and had clear apprehension of their deficiencies. He 
had definite and comprehensive ideas, which he proceeded to enforce. 
The office, before he took it, was a convenience, a field of untried 
effort. To stop the hap-hazard drift, to enlarge the scope of the 
department, and to make it of positive and recognized value, he 
brought the resources of an active mind. No detail escaped his 
vigilance. His pertinacity was not free from foibles ; he welcomed 
and considered suggestions, and developed seeming advantage to 
ultimate results. Baffled and repulsed, he calmly awaited the op- 
portunity of a more favorable season, embraced its arrival with ardor, 
and pursued it with methods which led to success. His devotion to 
historic truth and accurate statements of fact secured the confidence 
of capable judges. He was an intelligent, conscientious and earnest 

William Henry Whitmore was a descendant, in the eighth gener- 
ation, from Francis Whitmore of Cambridge, and a son of Charles 
O- and Lovice (Ayers) Whitmore. He was bom at Dorchester, 
6 September, 1836, and died at Boston, 14 June, 1900. He re- 
ceived his education in the public schools, graduating in 1851 at the 
Boston Latin school. In 1867, Harvard and Williams Colleges 
conferred the degree of Master of Arts upon him. His early inten- 
tion was for a business career, like that of his father and grand- 
father. While thus engaged, his passion for genealogical and his- 
torical research was manifested, and in its cultivation he acquired 

68 William Henry Whitmore. [Jan* 

his chief notoriety. He served the city of Boston as a member and 
president of the Common Council, as a Record Commissioner, and 
as the City Registrar. In 1854 he was admitted to membership in 
the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, in 1863 in the 
Massachusetts Historical Society, and he was a founder of the 
Prince Society and of the Bostonian Society. 

Mr. Whitmore's energy was marvellous, and he accomplished re- 
sults by his untiring, unwearied diligence — " Unhasting yet imrest- 
ing.^ In his official administration the public was well served. He 
developed the registry department of vital statistics into a permanent 
system. In collaboration with others, of calmer judgment but equal 
enthusiasm, he collated and printed the fast decaying and too long 
neglected records of Boston ; and gathered and copied the vital sta- 
tistics from the church records into large, fair books, which are a 
comfort and a delight. He saved the Old State House, and pro- 
moted its restoration in spite of the opposition of the Anglo-phobiBts, 
whose influence he thwarted. 

As an editor, Mr. Whitmore was accurate and careful in state- 
ment. The Heraldic Journal, several volumes of the New-England 
Historic and Genealogical Register, the American Genealogist, the 
Massachusetts Civil List, and the Reports of the Record Commis- 
sioners of the City of Boston, constitute his monument. His liter- 
ary editorship embraced an edition of Praed's Poems, Judge Sewall's 
Diary, Dunton's Letters from New England, and the Andros Tracts, 
as well as numerous contributions to the Register, the American 
Historical Magazine, and the New York Nation. They widely in- 
fluenced the current thought. Excellent and of long experience as 
a genealogist, Mr. AVhitmore was of larger value as a local historian. 
Especially, he was a gleaner after time. His fund of information 
covering the history of Boston, the stages of its growth, its build- 
ings, streets, cemeteries and wharves was minute and capacious. 
His editions of the Colonial Laws and several Memorials, from 
Copps Hill to the Bunker Hill tablets, are invaluable and are re- 
garded as chief repositories. On those subjects, amid congenial 
companions, he was a brilliant conversationalist, and poured out the 
treasures of his memory with a generous hand. At his home on 
Worcester street, Boston, he devoted an entire floor to his collection 
of rare books, prints, coins and kindred antiquities, which were a 
delight to the visitor. In their exhibition and explanation he was 
forgetful of self, and displayed a close observation of most extended 

Mr. Whitmore's absorption in his chosen interests was of a char- 
acter bordering on derangement. In intensity of purpose and direct- 
ness of aim he acquired a bearing often considered brusque and with- 
out due consideration of others, and seeming in his periods of engross- 
ment to be of cynical disposition, and destitute of clemency. He 
was always patient and kind hearted towards the aged, and deferen- 

tid idvjLfe -Aamt 31. wAaal skml. his ku au3 ^knr jor tike 


W ICas X. 2L FjiUL^kTSS. 

bfe wim s TT7BK. ke wa« provided tor in iki^ «i!L «mI 
arscQE^ v> b^ ks Bocker. He viv » Khekncutfeu and ui 
171^ VML " sZ ;ia& mr Shop f i lit. «<r. vi^ ^hi: Six pi.>le of 
Lstai * :d Jh» TnAH ( Eaex Coobit IXnUs. Vci. $7. p. 1^> 
He m3B> &c«k^ c£ odker propenr. bat tkec^ i» no eTiileiK^ ikil kt 
left Sajcbl m ka» bees stased. 

IVfr a^ie Gf ks d»ik k DOC molded, bo: $ IIst. 17:^ EKnbetk 
TjKk. vidc-v o£ Geotce **]Ate oi S^etn dein»$>ed.** witk k«r bnv 
d^-a-lav Joks Tmk. r^nqniiked mil lii^kt <nf dowinr in ivnadn 
ha^ im Smiem to Ttiir Ck^iplenan. (^tsex ConntT IVecbs VoL 
5t». UL M.) He ■Hnied 1 Ane-^ 1715, Eliimbetk, diugbt«r of JloD- 
at^ mai fJirabrtk (Pardee) Fdi. who w«8 born 4 Not^ l<St^ 

L A3r3rA.« bap. S Xaj. 17SD. 

&. Gbobcl l»p. 23 Sept.. 17SS : m.. int. 15 Jq1j> 1T4$« Mmry Brewer. 

He WW % shipwright of Salem, 
iti. ILurr. bap. 27 Sept.. 17S4. 

Tlie following is copied from mn original receipt in the possession of the 


I Georg Trask of Salem in the Conntj of Essex in the prv^vlnce of the 
HMsachosetts Bar in Xew England Blacksmith, for and in considemtion of 
Foortj f oor poonds in moner Bt mee Received of mj Brother John Tra^k of 
the Same Towne Conntj and province abovesaid joeman Doe acquitt my alcove- 
Mid Brother Jolm Trask In fnll npon all acconnts of all Debts, Due to mee By 
Will, from mj father William Trask his EsUte and Likewise upon his mothers 
part Which Shee Willed to him. Received by mee Georg Trask the alH)vesald 
•am of foartv four ponnds this twenty second Day of November one thou* 
•and seven hundred and fifteen as wittness my hand and Seale 
Signed Sealed and Delivered 
In presence of 

Joseph Allen 

John pratt 

Jacob WUlard." 


14. John Rowxand, of Marblehead, married Abigail* Trask (Johuy* 
WiUxaw})y who was bom 19 Nov., 1664. His estate was mlmin- 
iBtered npon 4 Dec, 1693, and the inventory taken 23 Apr., 1694. 
The guardianship of his two minor children, «Iohn (iK)rn 13 Apr., 
1687) and Mary, was granted to John Trask and Abigail Rowland, 
relict widow, 1 Oct., 1694. (Essex Co. Probate, vol. 303, p. 247.) 

70 Descendants of Capt. William Traahe. [Jan. 

She married (2) Capt Thomas Larimore, mariner, of Salem. The 
records give a son Thomas, bom 1 Feb., 1695-6. Dec. 4, 1695, 
he sold to John Trask, miller, his father-in-law, land, dwelling-house 
and other buildings. He made his will 2 June, 1704, and be- 
queathed everything to his '^deare wiffe Abigail," and after her 
decease, to Mary Rowland, her daughter. She married (3) William 
J:i( ubs of Marblehead. 

15. John Shillaber (Jr.), son of John and Blanche Shillaber, who 

were emigrants from England, married Mary* Trask {Jokn^ 
William^). Among their descendants were staunch Revolutionary 
patriots — notably Joseph Shillaber, who was with John Paul Jones 
in that famous naval encounter between the " Bon Homme Richard " 
and the " Serapis," in 1779. 

Benjamin P. Shillaber, the writer, late of Chelsea, Mass., who 
was well known as ^' Mrs. Partington," was also a descendant. 

John Shillaber came to this country when a lad, and learned the 
trade of a worsted-comber, from his father. He was also a mer- 
chant and land owner. He died in old age, in 1754, after a life of 
usefulness. His will (Essex Co. Probate, vol. 332, p. 74) mentions 
children of son Walter deceased ; daughter Rebecca, wife of John 
Skinner ; son John ; grandson John, son of John ; Elizabeth Moor ; 
granddaughter Elizabeth Shillaber, daughter of son William de- 
ceased ; a bequest to the poor of St. Peter's Church, '* five pounds 
old Tenor to be given to them in Bread, viz : forty Shillings worth 
on y^ monday after my burial and three pounds worth on the next 
Christmas day after morning Service by the Church Warden in the 
Belfry" ; three grandsons, Robert, Samuel and Benjamin, sons of 
8on William deceased ; and daughter-in-law Sarah, widow of Wil- 
liam, who was appointed executrix. 

16. Samuel' Trask (John,^ William}). In the Register, ante, vol. 47, 

p. 163, the compiler stated that the <' Samuel Trask" who was 
redeemed from the Indians by Baron De Castine '' was a grandson 
of Capt William Trask of Salem, where he was born 14 Aug., 
1671, and died in Edgecomb, Me., in the month of August, 1789, 
at the advanced age of 118 years," basing his belief upon the widely 
prevalent tradition, and upon a similarity in some circumstances. 
In the face, however, of aU the evidence which has accumulated, it 
seems highly improbable that it was the son of John, and grandson 
of Capt. William Trask, who was taken captive by the Indians. 
His name is not mentioned, in any connection, with his father's 
estate, nor did he join the other heirs in signing the following 
papers : 

Essex Deeds, Vol. 58, p, 14. * * Know all men by these presents that We whose 
hands & Seals are hereunto subscribed & anexed Heirs by Descent or Owners 
by purchase of Land comonly known by y« Name of Trask's Farm lying in 

Salem The whole of which Farm William Trask & John Trask late 

of Salem dee^ Died Seized Have matnally Covenanted and Agreed .... That 
y Heirs of the said William Trask dec<i & such as hold under them shall have 
their Moiety or one half part of s^ Farm for Quantity & Quality sett off to 
them on y« Sotherly part of b^ Farm and that the Northerly Half thereof shall 
be & belong to y Heirs of y s<^ John Trask dec^ And that y« Divisional Line 
between them shall be & remain for Ever across s<^ Farm where & as the 
Fence on y Northerly Side of y Lett fenced in by John Trask son to the a^ 

1902.] Descendants of Capt. William Traske. 71 

William Trmsk now rons. And We y* Heirs of y* s<^ W» Trask & such as hold 
nnder any of them ; and y« Heirs of y* s^ Jn^ Trask dec'd .... do hereby 
Accept of y* respectire parts of said Farm as above Described A set off to ns as 
our foil part Interest portion and proportion for Quantity A Qaality in s^' Farm 
and Bind ourselves respectiveW A our respective Heirs exec" A adm'* To War- 
rant A Defend y« s*^ parts of s^^Farm as Divided by y« Line above s<* In 

Testimony to all which We have hereunto set our Hands and Seals this Second 
Day of December 1730. 
Josiah Batchelder John Trask 

Samuel Very John Shillaber Jr. 

Jasper Needham Rebecluih Boyce 

Nicholas Trask 
Elias Trask 
Jonathan Trask." 

IClddlesex County Deeds, VoL 81, p. 47d. ** Know all men by these Presents 
That we Nicholas Trask wheelwright Elias Trask blaclcsmith Jonathan Trask 
bonesetter and Rebeckah Boice widow all of Salem .... and William Jacobs 
and Abigail his wife of the Town of Marblehead .... for 90 Pounds .... 
sell unto Benjamin Prescott of Salem aforesaid clerk that Right Title Interest 
Property Portion and Proportion of to and in the Lands of the Township of 
Dunstable .... which did of Right belong unto our honored Father John 

Trask sen' late of s^ Salem deced or tliat doth or might arise by virtue 

of his our said Father's being admitted a Proprietor In said Township of Dun- 
stable whether heretofore laid out or to be laid out in any Division already 
granted or made or tliat shall hereafter be granted or made which Right Title 
Interest Property Portion and Proportion of in and to said Lands in Dunstable 
aforesaid we do hereby warrant to be our own and that we have in ourselves 
full power and lawful authority to sell and convey the same and do hereby 
pass over and confirm the same with all profits and Buildings thereunto 
belonging unto him the Said Benjamin Prescott and bind ourselves our heirs 
Executors and admln» to warrant and defend .... and enjoy forever as a 
good and real Estate in fee free and clear of and from all former Gifts Grants 
Rights of Dower and the lawful Claims of all Persons whatever by from or 
under the above John Trask Sen' deced or us or either of us our or any of our 
heirs or assigns forever As witness our hands and Seals this tenth day of June 

[Witnesses] Nicholas Trask 

Daniel Gould Ellas Trask 

Elizabeth Herbert Jonathan Trask 

Peter Briggs William Jacobs 

Abigail Jacobs. 

Hec. 18 Aug 1731. Rebeckah Boyce." 

Essex County Deeds, Vol. 66, p. 6. ** Nicholas Trask of Salem Cloathier 
Elias Trask of Salem aforesaid Blacksmith Jonathan Trask of sd Salem Bone- 
setter and Rebeckah Boyce of y« same Town Widow, send Greeting Ac. 
Whereas the parties before named by force of the last Will and Testament of 
their father John Trask late of Salem dec^ are Seized of and in Certain quantities 
of the farme in Salem aforesd Called Trasks farme .... viz : the s** Nicholas 
of twenty two acres Elias of ten acres Jonathan of ten acres and Rebeckah of 
Seven Acres A an half and they together with their Sister Abigail Jacobs of 
the Remainder of their s^ Fathers part which Remainder is Intestate Estate 
whereas Also the Parties before named together with the heirs and Ropicsen- 
tatlves of William Trask have made partition of the sd farme according to the 
fence Erected by John Trask on the Northerly Side of the lott by him fenced 
by force whereof the parties before named together with their s<^ Sister Jacobs 
are to llave and Hold all that part of the farme on the northerly Side of the 
before mentioned Wall or fence in Severalty from the Heirs of the s<^ William 
Trask dec<^. Now to the end .... that the Intestate part thereof may be 
Ascertained the s<^ Nicholas Trask Elias Trask Jonathan Trask and licbccivah 
Boyce with the free and full Consent of their Brother-in-law William 
Jacobs slaughterer of Marblehead and Abigail his wife have Covenanted and 
Agreed .... that the s<^ Nicholas shall have and hold to him his heirs and 

72 Descendants of Capt. William Traalee. [Jan. 

Assigns forever twenty two acres, that the said Jonathan Trask Shall have and 
Hold to him his heirs and Assigns forever ten Acres that the said Rebeckah 
Boyce Shall have and hold to her and her heirs and Assigns forever Seven 
acres and one h^f .... And that the s<^ Elias Trask shall have and hold to 
him his heirs and Assigns forever ten Acres .... the Remainder thereof be- 
tween the sd Ellas lott and the Sonth pasture So Called shall be and Remaine 
the Intestate part thereof and Subject to such Settlement as by law is provided 
.... Moreover the s<^ Nicholas Trask Ellas Trask Jon* Trask & Rebeckah 
Boyce for themselves and their Respective heirs Ex" and Adm" do by these 
presents further Covenant Grant and Agree to and with each Other his & Her 
or their heirs Ex'* Adm" and Assigns Respectively that hence forth it Shall and 
may be lawful for them each and every of them to Enter into and upon use 
Occupy possess and enjoy their Several and Respective lotts Divisions di vises 
as Sett forth and Described in Severalty without any lett hindrance Suit De- 
nial molestation or Interruption from each Other or from any person from by 
or under them or either of them and the 8<^ Nicholas Trask Elias Trask Jona- 
than Trask and Rebeckah Boyce William Jacobs and Abigail his wife Do 
Covenant combine Consent and Agree that the Remainder of y« Northerly half 
Shall be henceforth accepted Reputed held Improved divided or Otherwise dis- 
posed of as the intestate part of s<^ farme and that this Settlement Division & 
AUottment Shall take Effect Stand and Remaine in full force & vertue forever 
hereafter In witness whereof ye s<^ Nicholas Trask Elias Trask Jon* Trask Re- 
l)eckah Boyce William Jacobs and Abigail his wife hereunto Sett their hand 
and Seals the twenty fifth day of April Anno Domini 1732. 
Roger Derby Nicholas Trask 

Elizabeth Epes Elias Trask 

John Shillaber Jr. Jonathan Trask * 

Abigail Trask Rebeckah Boyce 

William Jacobs 
Abigail Jacobs." 

17. Joseph Boyce, Jr., son of Joseph and Sarah (Meacham) Boyce, 
was bom in Salem, about 1672 (see arUe^ vol. 55, p. 328), and 
married Rebecca* Trask* (John,^ WxUxam}), who was bom 23 Apr., 
1674. He was mentioned with his brothers, Benjamin and Jona- 
than, in the will, of liis grandfather, Joseph Boyce, in 1684. He 
was a tanner and miller, and presumably a man of business enter- 
prise, and prompt in payments ; nevertheless, when his father-in- 
law, John Trask, gave to his daughter ** my Mault house " near to 
" my Come Mills," it was not to be at the disposal of her husband, 
nor "lyable for ye payment of his Debts." (Essex Co. Deeds, 
vol. 42, p. 206.) This " Mault house " stood on Salem Common, 
upon land leased from the Selectmen of Salem, and in accepting it 
as a gift for herself and her children, Rebecca Boyce was to pay an 
annual rent to the town. 

In 1723, Joseph Boyce died, and his widow declined to admin- 
ister on his estate, as will be seen by the following letter (Essex 
Co. Probate, No. 2930) : 

" To the Honb^« John Appleton Esq Judge etc This Is to Informe 
your Honif that I Do not Incline to Take adm' on my Husbands Joseph 
Boyes Estate but praer your Hon' to grant its to some one or more of 
my ^ Husbands credites as your Hounour shall think fltt. 

y ob* obedent ser^ 

• It has been discovered that Rebecca, before marrriiig Joseph Boyce, had first mar- 
ried Samuel Potter of Salem. (See his will, Essex do. J^obate, vol. 303, p. 83.) 

1902.] Descendants of Capi. William Traslce. 73 

In April, 1730, she wm appointed guardian '' unto Samuel and 
Nicholas Boyes minors upwards of fourteen years of age children 
of Joseph Boyes late of Salem deceased." She married (3), int. 
4 Dec, 1731, Benjamin Very, son of Samuel and Alice (Woodice) 
Voty, and was a widow in 1739, 

Tiie names of the following children have been gathered from 
yarioos sources, but the order of their births is not known. 


i. Joseph t* m. Content, daughter of Eleazer, Jr., and Elizabeth (Hol- 

ton) Lyndsey. 
ii. MiLRT, b. 15 Feb., 1695-6. 
111. Abigail, m.. Int. 11 Oct., 1729, John Richards. 
Iv. John, m., int. 80 Dec., 1727, Elizabeth Osborne. 
T. Samukl, m. 15 Oct., 1740, Eunice, daughter of Zachariah and Sarah 

Goodale, who was b. 11 Nov., 1709. 
tI. Nicholas. 

Id. Nicholas' Trask (John,^ WiUiam}) was bom in Salem, 26 March, 
1677. His wife, whose Christian name was Anna, was, in all pro- 
bability, the daughter of Robert Wilson and his second wife Anna 
Trask, although no direct proof of this has been found ; but to one who 
has made a careful study of the records, in all their bearings the evi- 
dence is nearly conclusive. Anna Trask, bom 14 April, 1654, was 
daughter of Henry and Mary (Southwick) Trask, and at the death 
of her father inherited a goodly share of his estate. Robert Wilson, 
her first husband, died in Salem, and his inventory, taken 8 May, 
1681, included a set of carpenter's tools. She married (2), Nov. 
21, 1683, Joseph Foster, son of John Foster of Salem ; and at various 
times they transferred property to Nicholas Trask. In one of the 
deeds, provision was made for her mother, Mary, formerly widow of 
Henry Trask, but at that time the widow of William Nichols, to 
have a home in the house which he purchased. Nicholas Trask was 
a man of great business activity, and was engaged in various pursuits. 
He was respectively designated as "miller," "clothier," "fuller" 
and " wheelwright." A deed dated in 1742 described him as of 
Salem, but a year later his residence was given as Mendon. " Trask's 
Mill in Mendon was situated on an island in the Great (now Black- 
stone) River at what is now Mill vi He, and it seems, there were at 
this time no bridges connecting the grist mill with either bank of the 
river, or, if there were any, they had become unsafe for use." 
(Annals of Mendon, p. 265.) He was living, as an old man, in 
1754, when he declined administration on his brother*s estate. His 
property was disposed of by deeds, from which we learn names of 
his children then living. 
Children : 

30. i. Nicholas.* 

U. Anna. m. (1) 4 Jan., 1727, Joseph King of Salem; m. (2) Ebenezer 
Cook, weaver, of Mendon, Mass. 

31. lit Robert. 

iv. Mart, m. Sargent. 

32. V. Henry. 

vL Abigail, a single woman in 1751, when mentioned in a deed ; later her 
m. int. to Benjamin Cook was published. 

[To be contmaed.] 


Oapt. Binnanfs Company. 




Commonicated by Fbajtcii Hkstrt Bbowx, M.D., of Boston, M&ss. 

An alphabiud List of Cap^ Timothy Hamants Companev in C^^ Saltan- 
ftalls R^ Crownpoint July 20^ if 62 

Timothy Hamant. Cap* 
Nathan Whltemore. 
Will" Bent. Lento 
Edmond Mnnroe. Enf" 

Mevs Kaxu 

Daijicl Clark 
Jse. Ellis 
John Demount 
Sam^i Keyes 
Joshaa Armsby 
Benj> Boyden 
Eleaz' BlackmB 
Will™ Briant 
fEIisha Broad, Corpl 
Benjn Baker 
Will"" Bradsha^ 
Samu" Copp 
Isaac Chenery 
Isaac Copelln 
Joseph Cheney 
Ebenc Crane 
Natha'^ Capen 
Lemu*"* Capen 
Jacob Dauis 
John Danels 
Samu^* Drake 
Thomas Eaens 
Thomas Fling 
Fich Gibens 
Joseph Gay 
Ed mo" Horton 
Nehem***» Heeley 
Samuel Henshaw 
Elijah Hearings 
John Holms 
Ruben Hay ward 
RufuM Hay ward 
Abel Hay ward 
Jeams Haring 
John Hawll 
Ebcnc^ Hayden 
Abijah Humprey 
Nathan Horton 
Jcthro Jones 
Benia'" Ingrahm 
Elijah Jorden 
Aaron Kingsbry 
EDianan Lyon 
tDanid Lyon, corpell 
Thcoplr Lyon 
Michel Leport 


























































































Med way 








Umstn Xaxs 



Leul lindley 


Jeremi"»» Mors 



Daniel Mors 



. John Mears 



i Robort Merrifleld 



Benja™ Merrifleld 



. Samu«» Miller 



, Elijah Mors 



tJohn Mayo [?] CorpU 



Joshua Neaners 



: Natha*! Nason 



: Considr Osyer 



1 Henery Parfon 



: Samu^ Parfon 



1 .Tohn Pendrgrafs 



Natha«i Petting^ 



John Pond 



. Zaccaas Pond 



Nathel Perry 



John Perry 



; Hopeftil Randal 



1 Stephen Rohads 



, Will"" Rohads 



1 Seth Smith 



Solomon Stickney 



Joseph Scoot 



Eward Turner 



lElifha Turner, Drum' 



] Thomas Trott 



Robort Trott 



Ruben Tupper 



fJonathan Yose, CorpU 



1 Seth Vose 



Ebenc Wood 



John Wood 



John Wood. Jun» 



Thom" Wood 



: Timothy Wood 


tan ton 

Zion Winthwor*** 



Ablather Wilson 



Peter White 



Elijalt White 



Abuor Whitney 



Jonas Whitney 



Joseph Whitney 



Elifha Washbourn 



Total officers in Cluded 


ty Seanan 

* This list is in the possession of Dr. Brown, who has inherited it from his great- 
grand-father Edmond Munroe, Ensign of the Company.— Editor. 
t Crossed out in the list. 


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1902.] Gforhams ofHardxnck, Maa». 75 


By Hexrt S. Gorham, Esq., of Brookljn, N. Y. 

The first of the Gorhams in Ilardwick was Stephen/ and his name first 
appears in Hardwick in the record of his marriage, ]!^Iarch 16, 1758,* to 
Sarah Freeman, daughter of John and Joanna (Kickett) Freeman, who 
was horn Oct. 15, 1737.t He was the son of Josiah' {Joseph^^ John}) and 
PriscUla (Sears) Grorham, of Yarmouth, and was bom m that town, July 
29, 17354 He died Jan. 28, 1806, and hU wife died March 27, 1820. 

Children :§ 

2. 1. John/ b. Jan. 4, 1759; d. April 24, 1847. 

8. U. JosiAH, b. June 12, 1760; d. April 2, 1849. 

4. ill. Stkpubn, b. July 19, 1702; d. Jan., 1825. 

5. Vf. Silas, b. April 19, 1764; d. July 23, 1829. 

6. T. Joseph, b. Feb. 18, 1766; d. Jan. 8, 1819. 

7. tL David, b. Jane 17, 1768. 
vii. Chalus, b. Feb. 28, 1770. 

▼ill. Joanna, b. June 6, 1771 ; m. July 1, 1798, Mayo Luce. 

iz. Pribcilla, b 26, 1773. 

X. Eli, b. May 10, 1775. 

8. zl. Barnabas, b. Sept. 18, 1777 ;|] d. 1812. 

9. zU. Elnathan, b. June 10, 1778 ;t d. Sept. 11, 1824. 

There is no record in Worcester of the settlement of Stephen 6orham*s 
estate. Little is known regarding Stephen, except his military service. 
He was in Capt. Samuel Robinson^s Co., March 13 to Dec. 1, 1758, and 
in Capt. Ebenezer Cox's Co., March 4 to Dec. 19, 1762.** lie was sergeant 
in Capt. Simon Hazeltine's Co. of minute-men, which marched on the 
alarm of April 19, 1775, service 16 days. Also ensign in Capt. Samuel 
BillingB*8 Co., Col. Ebenezer Learned's Regt., 8 months, from May 4, 
1775.**tt He was second lieutenant in Capt. Benjamin Warren's Co., Col. 
Ichabod Alden's Regt., and afterwards first lieutenant ; and was first lieu- 
tenant in Capt Benjamin Nye's Co., Col. Nathan Sparhawk's RegL, 
Sept. 17 to Dec! 13, 

2. JouN* GoRHAM {Stephen,^ Josiah,* Joseph,* John}), born in Hardwick, 
Mass., Jan. 4, 1759 ; died April 24, 1847, aged 88tt ; married June 
3, 1784,§§ Mary Dexter, daughter of Capt. Samuel Dexter. She 
died Feb. 29, 1826, aged 63.|||| John<^ Gorliam was at the Dor- 
Chester camp, Feb. 15, 1776, in Capt. Barnabas Sears's Co.iriT ; pri- 
vate in Capt. Timothy Paige's Co., Col. James Conver's Regt, Aug. 

* Early Mass. Marriages, Vol. i., j). 118. Paiso's Hist, of Hardwick, p. 385. 
t Freeman Genealogy, p. 91. Paige's Hist, of Hard wrick, p. 380. 
X Reoibtek, Vol. 62 (1898), p. 359. 

^The dates of birth of the first ton children appear on the Hardwick records. 
P^c's Hist, of Hardwick, p. 385. 
jKeconl in Bible of Elbrid^o Gerry Pelrce, now in possession of Mrs. Edward 

•• Paige'.-* Hist, of Hardwick, pp. 26(5, 267, 269, 270. 

tt Mas:*. Soldiers and Sailors iu the lievolutioii. Vol. vi., p. 649. 

IX Paige's Hist, of Hardwick, p. 38.5. 

^} Early Mass. Marriages, vol. i, p. 126. 

i, (iru\e!ttone in 10th Dist. Cemetery, Barre, Muss. 
% Paige's Hist, of Hardwick, Mass., p. 272. 

VOL. LVI. 6 

76 Ghrhams of Hardwicky Mass. [Jan. 

21 to Aug. 31, 1777 ; in Capt. Benjamin Warren's Co., Col. Brooks's 
Regt., March 10, 1778, to Dec. 31, 1780. first as private, and later 
as corporal ; sergeant in Capt. Asa Cobum's (Light Infanty) Co., 
Lieut.-Col. John Brooks's Regt, from Feb., 1781, until discharged, 
June 10, 1783, Received honorary badge for faithful service,* 
lie lived in Barre, Mass., where he served as school conunissioner, 
selectman and assessor.f 
Children :t 

I. Thomas,* d. Dec. 16, 1867, aged 83 years, 3 mos. and 10 days;§ m. 

Dec. 12, 1811, Hannah Utley, dau. of James and Mary Utley, b. 

Pomfret, Conn., d. Aug. 19, 1863, aged 69, bur. at Claremont, 

il. Susan, m. (pub. Nov. 27, 1806) Nathan Taylor, 
ill. John, bap. Feb. 10, 1805. 

iv. Sally, bap. March 24, 1805; d. March 1, 1830, aged 87.§ 
V. De Lafaybttk, bap. March 24, 1805 ; d. Dec. 19, 1873, aged 79, in 

Barrc ; m. Lucinda Flagg. • 

3. JosiAii* GoRHAM {Stephen,^ Josi'ah,^ Joseph,'^ John^)^ bom in Hard- 
wick, June 12, 1760 ; died in Richmond, Me., April 2, 1849 ; mar- 
ried in Edgecomb, Me., Aug. 21, 1800, Martha Leeman, o£ North 
Edgecomb, Me., bom 1782, died in Dresden, Me., May 14, 
1859, aged 77. || Josiah Gorham made application for a Revolu- 
tionary War pension, April 4, 1818, at the age of 58, residence 
Edgecomb, Me., and a pension was allowed for three years' actual 
service as fifer in the Massachusetts troops,ir and he was placed on 
pension roll March 25, 1819. After his death, his widow received 
a pension.** He wrote, before liis death, an account of his Revolu- 
tionary service, which is quoted below.ft This is in the possession 
of his grandson, Mr. Charles F. Gorham, of Richmond, Me. 

In 1843, Josiah and his wife moved from Edgecomb to live with 
their son Joseph, at Richmond, Me. 

Children : 

i. Stephen,® b. Nov. 8, 

II. Daniel, b. June 2, 

* Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution, Vol. vi., p. 645. 
t Barre Centennial, p. 257. 
t Paige's Hist, of Ilardwick, Mass., p. 38i5. 
6 Gravestone in 10th Dist. Cemetery, Barre, Mass. 

II The record of Josiah Gorham and his family was furnished by his grandson, Mr. 
Charles F. Gorham, of Richmond, Me. 
H Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution, Vol. vi., p. 647. 
♦♦ Pension Records, Washington, D. C. 
ft ** Enlisted in the Continental Army, the month of March 1777 in the 7th Mass. 

Regt. Commanded by Col. Ichabod Alden, in Cant. Benja. Warren's Company. 
Joined the troops at Albany after the surrender of General Burgoyne. The Spring 
following our Regt. was detached from the Brigade and sent on to Cherry valley 
(about seventy mfles from Albany) , where we resided for the space of eleven months, 
but on the 11th of Nov. 1778 we had a severe battle with the British Tories and 
Indians, where we had the misfortune to lose our Col., Lt. Col. taken prisonOTf 
and a considerable number of Officers and soldiers shared the same unhappy 
fate, but in spite of them we maintained our ground, kept the fort and gained tne 
victory. The spring following we had orders from Genl. Washington to join Genl. 
Sullivan who was about to march through the Indian country, (viz.) the Genesee and 
Seneca tribes, where we burned and destroyed forty odd settlements of Indians, with 
the loss of few men, when we returned we had orders to march to West Point, lying 
on Hudson River in the State of N. York, where we took our winter quarters. Soon 
after Lt. Col. John Brooks was made Col. and took the command of the 7th Mass. 
Regt. and Capt. Wm. Mills of Capt. Warren's Company. Thus I continued in the 
service during the war as I enlisted. The remainder part of the time (as near as I can 
recollect) I was in the State N. Jersey and N. York, where we had the happy news 
that Peace was ratify d. and was discharged June 11th at New Winsor 1783." 
XI Nothing further is known of these cnildren. 

1902.] Gorhams of Hardwick, Mass. 77 

lii. Salomb, b. March 2, 1807; d. Sept. 7, 1892, aged 85; m. William 
Moffatt of Boston. 

\v. John, b. 1809.» 

V. Joseph/ b. Sept. 2, 1811; d. June 8, 1893, aged 82; m. Oct. 9, 1836, 
Elizabeth Mayers, of Dresden, Me., who d. June 28, 1889. He 
settled in Richmond, Me., and in 1852 moved to West Dresden, 
Me. Children: 1. Josiah Bodney, b. Oct. 12, 1838. 2. Charles 
Frederic, b. April 6, 1840. 3. S&lome Moffatt, b. June 24, 1843. 
4. Frances Ella, b. April 2, 1848. 6. Joseph Llevoellyn, b. Sept. 21, 

Ti. Silas, b. 1813; lost at sea, 1845, aged 82; ro. in Boston,! Sept. 11, 
1841, by Rev. Je thro Howe, Wealthy Wright, b. in Corinth, Vt., 
Feb. 18, 1810 ; d. Aug. 8, 1866. Child : Charles Edward, b. Aug. 6, 
1842 ; lives in St. Johnsbury, Vt. 

vii. Elkctra, b. 1814; d. Nov. 2,1860, aged 46; m. John Duflfy of 
Boston. Child : Martha, d. April 27, 1860, aged 23. 

viii. Hannah, b. April 16, 1817; d. March 14, 1891, aged 74; m. Albert 
Moulton of Oakdale, Cal. 

ix. ^ETSY, b. 1819; d. in infancy. 

X. ELI, b. 1821 ; d. Dec. 10, 1853, aged 32. 

xi. Lois, b. 1825; d. Jan. 2, 1851, aged 26. 

Josiah* Gorham wrote a letter to his brother John, from Edgecomb, 
Feb. 11, 1838, a facsimile of part of which accompanies this article. This 
extract proves that Barnabas Gorham was a brother of Josiah. Below are 

fiven some other extracts from this letter, t which is in the possession of 
Irs, Edward Capehart of Newport, R. I., a great granddaughter of 
Barnabas Gorham. 

4. Stephen* Gorham {Stephen,^ Josiah,* Joseph,^ John}), born July 19, 
1762 ; died Jan. 7, 1825, aged 62 ; married Nov. 6, 1798, Lettice 
Thurston, who died April 22, 1831, aged 55, daughter of Samuel 
Thurston .IT He was a private in Capt. Adam Henry's Co. of 
guards, Jan. 9 to April 4, 1779 ; also in Capt. Timothy Paige's 
Co., Col. John Rand's Regt., July o to Oct 10, 1780.§ 

Jan. 17, 1825, Lettice Gorham asked that her son Hiram should 
administer upon the estate of his father, Stephen Gorham of 

Children :1F 

i. HraAM,«b. Aug. 30, 1799; d. April 15, 1880, at Worcester; m. Nov. 

26, 1829, Mary M. Taylor, dau. of Sylvanus Taylor, 
ii. Lewis, b. March 15, 1801; d. Jan. 26, 1868, at Springfield; m. Oct. 

15, 1827, Mary G. Whitman of Providence.** 
ill. Sally Weston, b. April 20, 1803; d. Dec. 19, 1857; m. Nov. 28, 

1837, as his third wife, Beals Thomas, b. June 29, 1781, d. Aug. 24, 

1854. ChUd : Sarah Jane, b. Sept. 21, 

• Nothing further known of him. 

t Boston Records. 

J " I often consider that it is owing entirely to the mercy of God that ho has pleased 
to lengthen out our lives to such an advancca age, while he has cut down those of our 
family who were much younger than ourselves, and has permitted us, even the two 
eldest of the family, to grow old together. ... I am sorry that I can not hear 
from David, Eli and £leazer and Cnallis. You must inform me something about 
them the next time you write, if you can. ... I feel a great anxiety to see the 
place of my nativity and all that hinders is the scarcity of money, or nearly all that 
nlnders, for I am far advanced in years, yet I think I could perform the journey as 
my health is very good, but I have reason to fear I shall never see old Hardwick 
again, but still I live in hopes that I shall.'* 

h Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution, Vol. vi., p. 649. 

1 Worcester Probate Records, Doc. 24871. 

1 Paige's Hist, of Hardwick, p. 385; Thurston Gen., 2d ed., p. 128. 

•• Vital Record of R. I., Vol. x, p. 317. 

ft Descendants of William Thomas, p. 76. 

78 Oorhams of Hardwichj Mass. [Jan. 

iv. LuciNDA, b. March 15, 1805 ; d. Feb. 28, 1870. 

V. Chester Field, b. March 16, 1807 ; d. Dec. 19, 1874 ; m. Nov. 20, 

1882, Sarah K. Baker. Children : 1. Charles X., b. May 11, 1838. 

2. Mary Ellen, b. April 11, 1848. 
vl. Joseph Wabren, b. March 21, 1809; d. Jaly 18, 1855, at Sprlng^eld, 

Mass. ; m.* Sarah N. Rogers, Nov. 14, 1814, dau. of Thomas and 

Emily (Richmond) Rogers. 
Tii. William OsMAN,t b. Oct. 10, 1811 ; d. June 29, 1812. 
viii. WiLUAM OsMAN, b: Sept. 19, 1814; d. Nov. 7, 1869, at Athol, Mass. 

Amherst College, 1888. (See *' Northampton Antiquities," p. 807.) 
Ix. Elbridqe, b. April 8, 1818 ; d. at Worcester, Nov. 19, 1858. 

5. Silas* Gorham (Stepheriy* Jostah,* Joseph y^ John}), born April 19, 

1764; died July 23, 1829, aged 65; married Nov. 14, 1784, 
Cynthia Hanmes.} Silas Gorham was a private in Capt William 
Mills's Co., Lieut.-Col. John Brooks's Regt, enlisted March 27, 
1781, for 3 years.! He was living in Lyndon, Vt., in 1810,| but 
moved from there to Danville, Caledonia Co., Vt, where he died. 
His estate was settled June 17, 1830.^ No children are mentioned, 
there being no property to distribute. Silas Grorham made appli- 
cation for a Revolutionary War pension, April 7, 1818, at the age 
of 53, residence Danville, Vt., and a pension was allowed for 17 
months' actual service as a private in the Massachusetts troops. 
After his death, his widow made application and received a pension.** 
August 18, 1829, Silas's daughter, Cynthia* P. Hanley, wrote to 
her uncle Josiah Gorham, at Edgecomb, giving the dat^ of her 
father's death, and describing his last illness. The closing part of 
the lettertt ^ quoted below. 

6. Joseph* Gorham (Stephen,* Josiah,^ Joseph,^ John}), bom Feb. 13 

1766; died Jan. 8, 1819, aged 53tt ; married Ruth Underwood 
He resided in Barre, Mass. His will, dated Barre, Mass., Nov. 11 
1818, mentions wife Ruth and son Jason.§§ 
Child : 

1. Jason,* b. in Hardwick, Mass.; d. in Barre, May 23, 1881, aged 84; m. 
(1) July 12, 1827, Anna Newcomb, b. Jan. 13, 1804, d. April 9, 1828; 
m. (2) Kuth Phelps of Ware, Mass.; m. (3) Elizabeth Jenkins of 
Barre, who d. March 24, 1895, aged 85. He was an assessor, a mem- 
ber of the Massachusetts Senate from Barre, and a director in the 
Barre Bank. I 

• Richmond GcDealogv, p. 261. 

t Paiffe's Hist, of Harawick, Mass., p. 385. 

t Early Mass. Marriages, Vol. i, p. 126. 
Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution, Vol. vi., p. 648. 
Town Records. 
Probate Records, St. Johnsbury, Vt. 

♦♦ Pension Records, Washington, D. C. 

ft *' I have only one brother and one sister that I know are alive. Nabby died in 
Monson five years ago and left a husband and seven children. Silas died at Natchez 
seven years ago with the yellow fever. Solomon we know not whether is alive or 
dead. He you know went to the west and we have not heard from him since Silas 
died. Mrs. Minor's family are tolerably well. They have one daughter married and 
she has a son. You have probably neard of the deaths of your brother Joseph, 
Elnathan. Stephen, together with Uncle John's wife and Aunt Priscilla. The once 
large family seems fast going to that bourne from whence no traveller returns. Your 
mother's death 1 conclude you knew of." 

This letter is in possession of Mr. Charles T. Gorham of Richmond, Me., grandson 
of Josiah Gorham. It furnishes additional proof that Elnathan Gorham was son of 
Stephen of Hardwick, Mass. 

^ Gravestone in 10th Dist. Cemetery, Barre, Mass. 

n Worcester Probate Records, Doc. 24,867* 

jill Barre Centennial, p. 257. 

1902.] Gorhams of Hardwickj Mass. 79 

7. David* Gorhax {Stephen^^ Josiah,* Joseph,* John}), born June 17, 

1768 ; married first, August 8, 1791, Jane Luce, daught^ of Ex- 
perience and Anna (Lawrence) Luce ; married second, Anna Luce, 
sister of his first wife ; married third, Abiel Wickes. He resided in 
Barre, Mass., where he was a selectman, 1819, and school com- 
missioner, 1814, 1818 and 1820. 
Children, by first wife : 

i. Luthera/ d. Sept. 27, 1847; m. in Barre, Mass., March 11, 1818, 
Mason Mandell, who d. July 1, 1825, son of Moses and Abigail 
(Mason) Mandell.* 

il. Stephen, m. Mary Nutting; lived in St. Albans, Vt. 

Children, by second wife : 

iii. Sydney, m. (1) Sophia Ferguson; m. (2) Lucy D. Winchell (see 

Winchell Oenealojj^y) ; lived In Flattsburg, N. Y. 
It. Fanny, d. in St. Albans, Vt. 
y. Benjamin. 
Ti. Rawson, d. in Buflklo, X. T. 

Children, by third wife : 

yll. Lucius, d. young. 
Till. Julia. 
ix. Elbridob. 

8. Barnabas* Gorham (Stephen,^ Jonah,* Joseph,* John}), bom in Lyn- 

don, Vt., Sept 18, 1777 ; killed at Sackett's Harbor in 1812 ; mar- 
ried, in Hallowell, Me., by Rev. Dr. E. Gillett, Oct. 15, 1802, Jane 
Johnson, bom June 21, 1784, died Sept. 5, 1837, daughter of Benja- 
min Johnson of Hallowell.t Sept. 12, 1800, Thomas Peck of St. 
Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., Vt., deeds to Barnabas Grorham of Lyn- 
don, Caledonia Co., Vt., 140 acres, Lot 88, in Sheffield, Vt, for 
$300. The same property was deeded by Barnabas Gorham to 
Isaac Heath of Northfield, N. H., Oct 20, 1800, for $350.t 
Barnabas Gorham was a tax-payer in Lyndon, Vt, in 1801.§ Jane 
Gorham was a tax-payer in Hallowell, Me., in 1826. || 
ChUdrenir : 

1. Hiram,* b. Sept. 22, 1804, in Hallowell, Me. ; d. unm. 

it Sarah Jane, b. July 13, 1806, in Hallowell, Me.; m. in Hallowell, 
March 27, 1824, by Rev. Dr. E. Gillett, Elbridge Gerry Peirce, b. Dec. 
19, 1801, son of Ebenezer and Charity (Hinds) Pelrce.»» Their daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Elizabeth C. Wadley, Is mother of Mrs. Sarah Wadley 
Capehart, wife of Edward Capehart, U. S. X. 

ill. Betsey, b. In Athens, Me., Nov. 11, 1808. 

If. Ouvb, b. in Athens, Me., April 22, 1812. 

9. Elnathan* GoRHAMft (Stephen,^ Josiah,* Joseph,* Jo^n^), bom June 

10, 1778; died Sept. 11, 1821 ; married first, July, 1802, Jane 
Ayers, bom May 24, 1780, died May 29, 1807, daughter of David 
and Jane Ayers ; married second, August, 1807, Edith Farwell, 
bom at Chesterfield, N. H., April U, 1790, died Feb. 29, 1816, 

* Notes of Miss M. L. Robinson of Lawrence, Kansas, granddaaghter of Luthera 

t Bible of Elbridge Gerry Peirce. 

t Town Records, Sheffield, Vt. 

I Town Records, Lyndonville, Vt. 

I Town Records, Hallowell, Me. 

n Bible of Klbridge Gerrj Peirce. Maine Hist. Society, Pub., 1896, Vol. 7, page 329. 

— Hinds Genealojonr. 

ft The record of Clnathan Gorham's family is taken{from the Bible in possession of 
Mrs. IL M. Whittemore. 

80 Diary of John Preston. [Jan. 

daughter of Benjamin and Edith Farwell ; married third, Dec. 29, 
1816, Eliza Wheeler, bom August 23, 1794, died August 18, 1863, 
daughter of Nathan and Rachel Wheeler. 
Children, by first wife : 

i. Antis Ro88,« b. In Chesterfield, N. H., Nov. 1. 1802; d. in California, 

Nov., 1861 ; m. in Hardwick, Mass., Sept. 12, 1822, Seth Hinckley, 
ii. NoYES, b. Sept. 12, 1805; d. Oct. 2, 1821. 

Children, by second wife : 

iii. Mary Ann, b. Aug. 17, 1808; d. July 10, 1883, in Bangor, Me.; m. 

(pub. April 8, 1830) Daniel B. Hinckley of Bucksport, Me.» 
Iv. Lloyd, b. Jan. 10, 1810; d. Jan. 1, 1840. 
V. Hamcie, b. Dec. 5, 1811 ; d. Nov. 13, 1882; m. (1) Wheeler; m. (2) 

Lysander Foristal. 
Ti. George W., b. March 16, 1814; d. in Bangor, Me; m. Mary Langley. 
vii. Sarah E., b. Feb. 21, 1816; d. about 1849, in Bangor, Me. ; m. Thomas 

I. Egery. 

Children, by third wife : 

vlii. EuzA W., b. Nov. 14, 1817; d. Dec. 26, 1882; m. June 25, 1854, Earle 
Clark, b. Nov. 12, 1814. Child: Jennie (r., b. Oct. 16, 1856; m. 
April 25, 1882, Henry M. Whittemore, b. May 30, 1849. 

iz. Elnatuan C, born May 18, 1820; d. in Central America, May, 1856, 
aged 36. 

Elnathan' Grorham settled in Chesterfield, N. H., about 1800. He was 
a cloth dresser by trade. About 1807, he built for a dwelling-house the 
present hotel in that place ;t but he removed about 1812 to Massachusetts. 
In a deed dated Feb. 15, 1819, the residence of Elnathan Gorham and 
wife Eliza is given as Oakham, Mass. He later moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, 
and then to Batavia, N. Y., where he died. 

June 3, 1822, his widow Eliza gave bond as administratrix of his estate, 
stating in the petition that she was of Troy, N. H., and had no children 21 
years of age.t 


Communicated by Frank Ethridoe Cotton, Esq., of Wobum, Mass. 

John* Preston {John,^ Thomas^^ Itoger^), the author of the 
following diary, was bom in Salem Village (Dan vers), Sept. 4, 
1717. He married, July 12, 1744, Hannah Putnam, daughter of 
Joshua and Rachel (Goodale) Putnam, bom June 16, 1722, died 
March 28, 1771. Her father, Joshua Putnam, was second cousin 
to General Israel Putnam. John Preston died June 14, 1771. 
His daughter Hannah married Amos Tapley (see Tapley Genealogy), 
and the diary is in the possession of her great-granddaughters. 

• Paige's Hist, of Hardwick, Mass., p. 385. 
t Hist, of Chesterfield, N. H., p. 323. 
t Kecords of Keene, N. H. 

1902.] Diary of John JPreston. 81 

Remarks on the Year 


A Blazing Star was seen from December 24^ 1743 till february 14^ then 
it Set About half an hoar after Sundown And it Rose the 15"^ about an 
hour Before Sunrise & so it Drew nearer the Sun till about the 20^ it came 
to the Sun So it was Seen in the daytime June 2^ War Proclamed with 
france Jime 3^ the Earth quake a Letel after Ten o'Clock before noon 
July 6^^ my father died in the 71 year Of his age. 


Very moderate weather all february But two or three days March 17*** 
all night very hard thinder March 24*'^ the fleet sailed for Cape Briton 
May 9*** my Daughter Elizebeth bom May 27^ Rufus Putnam fell from 
Capt John Gardner house and died in An hour after June 10^ my Brother 
Listed for Cape Briton Sail'd from Boston June 26^ and arriyed in 
Lirsburg harbor July 6*^ & wrote A Letter dated July 7*** & Recv'd it 
July 27 August 13^ he was brought home Sick. 


February 2^** Very fair plesant day August 2*^ Some frost in the 
meddows August 11^, 12, 13 Some frost Every morning So as to kill the 
Com Leaves August 26^ Very hard frost So as To kUl Corn, Beans & 
Potatoes September 3"* my Son John Bom October 18*^ the Snow fell 
a foot Deep. 


December 3*^ at Night a Violent Storm of Snow the wind at North East 
and the Snow Lay Clost on the Grond till the Last of March Following 
and it was thought by Many that there was more Snow That winter than 
there had been Aney winter since this Countrey Was inhabited. 


April 1 4"* my Brother Philip Preston died In the twenty eighth year of 
his age About the Same time a Comet was Seen in the North East for a 
fortnight Or three weeks This Summer was Called the hottest And the 
dryest that had ben Known for a Great Numbers of Years. October 30"* 
my Son Philip was Bom. and it held verey dry all The winter following 
and but verey Littel Snow or Rain but Cold And Dry. 


This Spring Remained So dry that By the middle of May the Rivers And 
Brooke was as Dry and IjOw As Ever Know in the fall. May 29*** my Son 
Philip Died after Twenty four hours Sicknefs. June 15^ a General fast 
through This Provence on the Occation of The Drought. The 20*** Jofeph 
Crofs Come home After he had ben gone allmost Twelve years & allmost 
Eleven years Of tliat time he wafs on board a Man of war in the kings 
Service Tlie 28*** aunt mary tarbol Died In the 90*** year of her age. 
July 1*** the Pasters were as dry and Allmost as white as in tlie AVinter 
time In the fore part of July fine Showers of rain which Brought too The 
Pasturs as fresh as in may. English hay wafs So Scarse this Summer that 
it wafs Sold after llio rate of 50 or 60 Pounds a Load in Salem & Some in 
Boston For 80 or 90 Pounds a Load August 24*** a geureal tlianksgiving 
On the account of the rain. Considerable good Crops of Indian Corn & 
the winter So Favorable that Creatures where Wintred beyound Expecta- 

82 Diary of John Preston. [Jan. 


ThiB Spring Came on Early and Fresh Showers and a Consederable 
Good Crops of Indian Com And English hay. hay at 40 Shillings per 
Load Lawful! money July 24*^ A Shower of hale that Weare as big aa 
Bobings Eggs when They fell So that they Cut holes Throw the tobaGco 
Leaves & Cabbage October Cyder Sold in Salem for Four Shillings per 
Barrel Law Full money. December Indian meal Sold in the Market in 
Salem for two Shillings Pr Bushell. Lawfull money. A Verey open 
moderate winter No Snow for Sleding but A Greate Deal of Rain Janu- 
ary 25**^ Jeathro Putnam died February 1 1 Elezer Brown Came To the 
widdow Anne Crofses In the Evening he fell Down And Died in four or 
five minets After he got to the Door. 


March 22 my Son Joshua Was Bom <& he Died May 11* 1751 with the 
throat distemper My other Children Verey bad with The same distemper 
but they Recoverd July 29"* it Began to rain Modirately about nine 
O'clock In the morning & it raind St^y all day & all Night Verey hard 
the wind fresh at South East 30"* Exceeding hard Showers So that the 
Rivers the 31 was as high as Ever Known In the Spring. October Cyder 
Sold in Salem for three Shillings Per Barrel, this winter Exceeding Cold 
& a great deal of Sleading. This winter the Village and Middle parish 
Set of from Salem as a distrect by the Name of Danvers. 


This year orderd by Parliment To Begin with the first of January 
March 30"* my Son David bom This Spring verey dry & Exceeding 
Cold. Small Pox Verey bad in Boston, in may it Broak out In Charles- 
town & Salem. June 27"* George Stonne Fell in to his well & was 
Drowned. July 12*** being Sabath day in the afternoon George Small 
house was Struck With thunder & the thunder Came down Chimney & 
Ejlled Solomon Phips as he Set On a Block by the Jam he Fell down 
dead & never spoak Nor sturred he had Just Entred His one and twen- 
tieth year. 


Nothing Remarkeable till December Then Jasper Swinerton his wife 
And one Child all Died with the fever This winter Verey Littel Snow 
But a bundance of Rain. 


The month of April verey Cold And dry the wind at northwest And 
north & north East all the Month but 3 or 4 days. The 23"* of June 
being Saboth day It rained some but at night It b^an to rane verey hard 
And rained all Night So that Ipswich river wafs all most as High untill 
the 80 as ever it is In the Spring of the year. August 8"* my Daughter 
Hannah bom. September 18"* Genreal training at Salem. October Died 
Deacon Nathaniel Putnam And one of Asa putnams Children About the 
20"* of October Died The Deacon <& three more of Asa Putnam Children 
the three Children all Bured in one grave This winter verey open & 
moderate Weather no Sleading at all 


May 31"* verey hard frost So as To kill the Com & Beans. And in 
the medows the Braks Were all killed, this summer Wafs Exceeding 

1902.] HoU of Ipswich Minute Men. 83 

Cold the f roet Come yerey earley in the fieald So that Indian Com was 
▼erey much hurt in Some places September 15^ Jonathan Magery 
Listed to go to Crown point. September 25*^ Capt Samuel Flint Marcht 
out of Salem with His Company to go to Crown Point October yerey 
Cold Weather. The 18 day it Snowed Considerable The 25 Snow'd 
agane. The 30 a yerey Snowey Stormey Day as most you Know in The 
winter time. Noy ember from the 1 to the 1 7 Verey unusal fogey weather 
& No winds untill the 18^ In the morning between Three & four O^Clock 
was a Terebale hard Earth Quake That throw down a power of Ston wall 
A a great many tops Of Chimneys. This winter yerey moderate. 

This Sunmier the fore part yerey Wet & Cold the Latter part yerey Dry 
The 21^ October my Son Leyi Bom. in this month Died Leiut Elezer 
Porter his wife & two Oldest Sons with the feyer. 

Hiis year the french took Fort William henrey. 

April 20^ my Son Mofes Bom. In July our armey was defeated At 
dconderoge with lofs of 4 or 5000 men In august the English took 
Capebriton. this Summer Exceeding Cold & wet. the 15*^ of august it 
Bain'd So the Reyer was as high As Common in the Spring till the 23 

This year the English took Ticonderoge Crown point and Quebeck. 

The 20^ March a Great fire In Boston Bumt 3 or 400 houses The 
24 my Son Aaron Bom. 


Clommunicated by Miss Hblen F. Kimball, of Brookline, Mass. 

We the Subfcribers do hereby folemnly and feyerally Engage and inlift 
ourfelyes as Soldiers in the Malfacbufetts Seryice, for the Preferyation of 
the Liberties of America, from the Day of our Inlif tment, to the laf t Day 
of December next, unlets the Seryice fhould admit of a Difcharge of a Part 
or the Whole fooner, which shall be at the Difcretion of the Committee of 
Safety, and we hereby promife to fubmit ourfelyes to all the Orders and 
Regulations of the Army, and faithfully to obferye aud obey all fuch Or- 
ders as we fhall receiye trom Time to Time, from our fuperior Officers. 

Thomas Hodgkins 3* May 3** 1775 

Robert Newman May 3^ 1775 

John Gooldsmith Ju' ** " 

William Smith May 3* 

Mofes Pindir May 3* 

Samuel Rofs fecond May 3^ 
John How Boardman * May 3^ 
William Farley 

u « 

* This roll it in the possession of Miss Kimball. The signatures are all authographs. 
— EDrroB. 

84 Gleanings from English Archives. [Jan. 

♦Francis Rust May 3*>» 

Siluenis [his mark] Colby May 3 

Joseph Perkins May Ditto 

Jonathan Wells May Ditto 

John Porter Mav Ditto 

William [his mai^] man£field May Ditto 

Moles kimbell Mav Ditto 
Zebulen [his mark] Lane 

John Lakeman Jon' may Ditto 

Kaac Smith Jun' Ditto Ditto 

Dauid Rofs Detto 

Solomon [his mark] Colmon D^ 

Nicholas [his mark] Badcock D^ 

Amos Hffard may 9 1775 

Adam Rofs mav 9"* 

John Stanford may lO*** 

Stephe Coleman Ditto 

John Ilodgkins *^5 12 May 

Timothy Rofs Ditto 

Peter peunimen Ditto 

Sam" [liis mark] Beals Ditto 

Tho» Gaes 15«» May 
Ifaac Allen 

Solomon Allen Sepo [mark] Negro 



Communicated bj J. Henby Lea, Esq. 
[Continued from Vol. 55, page 439.] 

The following extracts, taken from original wills filed in the Consistory 
Court of Lichfield, and the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, England, go 
far toward building a complete pedigree of the ancestry and collateral 
relatives of Jolm Bancroft, who, with his wife Jane, came to New England 
in the "James" in lG32,t settled at Lynn, and ditnl in 1637, leaving 
children Anne, John and Thomas (and possibly Samuel and William), 
prolmbly all bom in England, although they are not mentioned in the pas- 
senger list with their parents t (there called Barcroft^ as noted by Savage), 
but i>erhaps omitted on account of their youth, as they were probably 
born after 1627. His widow had a grant of land in Lynn in 1638, and 
afterward removed to Soutliampton, L. L, and thence to Connecticut. She 
died before 19 November, 1644, when we find Jonathan Stratton and 
Thomas Talmadge, Jr., of Southampton, petitioning for a settlement between 
them of the lot "which formerly was granted to Widdow Bancroft."§ 
He has left a large and notable posterity, preeminent among whom may be 
noted the distinguished historian, Hubert Howe Bancroft. 

The complete identification of the emigrant depends on a volume of 

• Crossed out in the roll. 

tHotton's Lists, p. 150. Col. Bee. of Mass., 3 Sept., 1633. Winthrop's Journal. 
Hubbard's Hist, of Now Ensland, p. 156. 
t Savaffe*s Gen. Diet., I., flO. 
{ Southampton Court Records, extracted by J. M. Bancroft, of Bloomiield, N. J. 

1902.] Gleanings from English Archives. 85 

poetry* published two years after his death, by a younger brother, Thomas 
Bancroft of Swarkeston^f who, beside mention of his parents as then buried 
in that place, refers to his elder brother, John Bancroft, in these lines : — 

** You sold your land the lighter heuce to go 
To foreign coasts, yet (Fate would have it so) 
Did ne*er New England reach, but went with them 
That journey toward New Jerusalem." 

In view of the proved facts, we may safely neglect the poetic license of 
the elegist, who makes his brother die upon the passage instead of shortly 
after his arrival on our shores. 

The identity of the Thomas Bancroft of Swarkeston, whose will was 
proved in 1627, with the father of the two brothers, is unmistakable. A 
careful examination of the Swarkeston Parish Register (which fortunately 
dates from 1604), and perhaps others in the neighborhood, will of course 
be necessary to absolutely prove some conjectured points, as well as to pro- 
vide cumulative proof regarding the emigrant, while an examination of the 
Derby Feet of Fines, for the sale of his patrimony, might also be in order 
in this connection. 

Probate of the Will of John Bancroft of Wolstanton,t Co. Stafford, 
granted 8 February, 1546-7, to Blanch Bancroft, the relict, and Thomas 
Kowley, the Executors nam^ in the will. 

The above entry in the Act Books contains the earliest mention of the 
name in the Lichfield Consistory, and is the only record remaining, the will 
having perished. The Calendar's show two earlier occurrences, both Johns, 
in 1543 and 1545, but examination of the original wills shows them to be 
Bromcroft and Bonrose respectively, and evidently not at all of the family 
in question. The testator, as being the earliest known of the name, may be 
conjectured, with much reason, to be the prepositor of the whole Derbyshire 
and Staffordshire clan, from whom our American emigrant certainly sprung. 

Will of Rauffe Bancroft of Chellaston, Co. Derby, dated 21 April 1557. 
To be buried in Church of Chellaston "nere my first wife." My mother 
shall have the land at Barrow. To my son Christopher land in S wars ton 
and 6 spoones that were his mothers. To son Rauffe lease of Cottun§ held 
of mayster Bradshaw of Osmaston. My leases of the Peake Hoone Lays (,) 
Parsons piece, etc, held of mayster Rolston of Swarston. To churches of 
Bui ton, Alvaston, Swarston, Barrow and Chellaston each Is. and sheep. 
Legacies to Swarston and Taiue Bridges in the more. Godsons: Rauffe 
Bancroft, Rauffe Wandyll, Rauffe Potter and Ellen Wryght {sic). To each 
of the children of my sister Jane a lamb. Names Willm Tickyll, Richd 
Hoone and John Knight. To daughter Margaret her mothers goods at 
Barowe. Servant Robert Norman. Father in law Christopher Wryght. 
Godson Rauffe Pymm. To daughter Agnes goods wch were my first wifes. 
Son William. My children all under 24. To dau. Marye pim that was 
her mottiers. " My five children I had by my first wife. My gostl y father 
Sr Thos. GilbcTt." " Yf my wife be now with chylde." Wife Alice and 
son William Executors. Overseers: John Bancroft my brother, Richard 

• " Two Bookes of Epiirrammes and Epitaphs " (481), pp. 86, 4to, Loud. 1639. 

t Stenhen's Biog. Diet., UI., 112. 

X Wolstanton lies in the parish jurisdiction of Newcastle-under-Lyne and^tokc-upon- 
Trent, and a)>out twenty miles n.w. of Derby, around which all the other localities 
named in the wills cluster clotclv. 

\ Tliere are no less than live hamlets called Cotton in Staffordshire, the adjoining 
county, one of which is no doubt intended. Osmaston is near Derby, to the north- 

86 Gleanings from English Archives. [Jan* 

Walleer, Willm Wandyll and Thoe. Ryvett my brother in law. Witnesses : 
Sr John Gilbert, Curat, Jno. Bancroft, Richd : Walleer, Wm : Wandyll, 
Tbos. Ryvett, Robt. Nowell and Wm : Tyckyll. Inventory taken 1 May 
1557 by Wm : Mayre, Tho : Haryngworthe, Richd. Forde and Tho : Stone ; 
total £269-19-5. Proved at Lichfield 13 September 1557 by relict Alice, 
power reserved to William Bancroft the other Exor. 

Will of John Bancroft of Chellaston, Co. Derby, dated 11 May 1557. 

"My boys" under 21. To my eldest son, the Hall I now dwell 

in. To my second son, the overhouse. To my third son, 

part of land in Swarston, he paying his fourth brother xv. li. To daughter 
Margett goods &c., if any other daur. by my wife the same. Grodchildren : 
Mary Bancroft, Phylyp Wandyll and Ciceley Hodkynson. " Every one of 
my sisters shall have a new xii. d." John Storcr. Servant John Meakyn. 
My mayd Katheryn. My mother Bancroft shall have 2/. A lamb to each 
of my sister Jane's children. To sisters in law Joyce Mee and Alice Haryn- 
worth a new vi. d. To father in law and mother in law the same. Greorge 
Haryngworth and Christopher my brother in law. To brothers in law Robert 
Mayre, Richard Walker and William Wandyll goods &c. To sisters in law 
Agnes Haryngworth and Alyce Bancroft vi. d. each. Master Rolston of 
Swarston, Roger Bryddon of Derby. To each of the children of my 
brother in law Wm : Wandyll and of my sister Alderman a lamb. To John 
Pereson Sen. and Jr. clothing. Wife Margaret and son Ralph Executors. 
Overseers : Richd. Walker, Wm : Wandyll, Richd : Haryngworth and Thomas 
Haryngworth my brother in law. Witnesses: Sr Thos. Gilbert, Curat, 
Ric Walker, Wm : Wandell, Henry Storer, and Richd : Haryngworth. In- 
ventory taken 18 September 1557 by Thos. Haryngworth, Thos: Stone, 
Nicholas Peerson and Wm : Roberts ; total £150-9-0. Proved at Lichfield 
24 January 1557 by relict Margaret, power reserved for son Ralph, the other 

Admon. of William Bancroft of Chellaston, Co. Derby, granted at Lich- 
field 22 April 1611 to Ralph Bancroft, the brother, for the tuition of 
Catherine, Thomas, Margaret and Mary, the children of the deceased, 
minors. Inventory taken 20 May 1611 by John Olyver, Willm More, 
Willm Smyeth & Roger Meare; total £125-16-2, exhibited at Derby 8 
November 1611. 

Will of Thomas Bancroft of Swarston alias Swarkeston, Co. Derby, 
yeoman, dated 13 October 1626. To be buried in the Church of Swarkeston. 
To my Wife Rebecca £4 yearly out of land in Swarston. To Ralph Ban- 
croft, my second son, house in Swarston now occupied by my eldest son 
John Bancroft To Thomas Bancroft, my third son, 40/ yearly. To 
Katherine Bancroft, my kinswoman, 30/. To Margaret Bancroft, sister of 
the said Katherine. Thomas Byard, my apprentice servant. Alexander 
Amefield, my servant To every grandchild 1 have one ewe. Residue to 
my ^ye children, John, Ralph, Thomas, Dorothy and Elizabeth. Executors : 
John Bancroft, my son, and John Erington, my sen in lawe. Overseers : 
Roger Gilbert of Barrow, my neighbor, and Thomas Senior, my son in law. 
Witnesses : John Bould, Thomas Pomf ret, Ralphe Bancrof te and Thos : 
Senior. Inventory taken 19 October 2 Chas. I., by Roger Gilbert, John 
Joyner, Thos : Bould and Richd : Shepardd ; total £275-17-2. Proved at 
Lichfield 11 October 1627 by John Bancroft the son, power reserved for 
John Errington, the other Exor. 

1902.] Gleanings from English Archives. 87 

Will of Thomas Bancroft of Chellaston, Coonty Derby, yeoman, dated 
16 March 1628. My son William Bancroft, under 21. To Dorothy* my 
wife messuage farm &c in Chellaston and she £zecutrix (afterward called 
^my now wife "). Daughter Elizabeth Bancroft, under 21. The children 
of James Farman. To Margaret Bancroft 2/, and to Catherine Bancroft 
the same. Overseers : James Forman («tc) my loving father in law, and 
Thos : Hollingworth,t my loving unkle. Witnesses : Roger Allestrge ( sic ), t 
James Wildess and Richard Cartwright. Inventory (no date) taken by 
Richd: Whingates, William Soor and Richd: Farman; total £85-8-4. 
Froyed at Lichfield 24 July 1629 by the Extrx. named. 

The above extracts cover all wills in the Lichfield Consistory, prior to 
he Commonwealth, which I can with certainty identify with the family of 
the Emigrant at this time. From the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 
however, I obtain the following additional evidence : 

Will of William Bancrofte of Chelliston, Co. Derby, yeoman, dated 21 
Jnne 1649. I commit my body to be buried in the church or church-yard 
of the parish wherd I shall end my nat : life. I bequeath unto my sister 
Eatherine Newton, 60 11. To my two uncles Williadi Farman and John 
Farman, 15 li. apiece. I give to my aunt Elizabeth Farman, 15 li. To my 
aunt Ellen, being the wife of John Farman, 15 li. I bequeath to Thomas 
Forman (nc), son of my aunt Elizabeth, 10 11. To Frances Farmer, 
daughter of John Farmer, 10 li. I give to the two eldest children of Wil- 
liam Farman, my uncle, which are now living, to either of them, 10 li. 
I give to my aunt Katherine 10 li., provided that if she shall in any wise 
sue or molest my executors concerning any part of my lands and Tene- 
ments, then I give her only 10s. Item, to each one of the children of 
William Pickering of Chellaston, 20s. I give to the four children of my 
father-in-law, Gilbert Newton, 20 li. I give to Anne Orme of Chellaston, 
208. To my uncle George Farman and my father-in-law, Gilbert Newton, 
to their only proper use and behoof, all my lauds and tenements in Chellas- 
ton, in consideration that they be my executors, aud pay my debts and 
legacies out of the same. Overseers : my friends James Wildes and Rich- 
ard Domelawe. I give my cousin Thomas Bancroftes children of Brad- 
ley, 10 li. equally amongst them. (signed) Wm. Banckofte. 

Witnesses: Tho. Lightwood; William Willis; Elizabeth Forman ; Ellen 
Forman ; Thomas Forman. Proved 8 June 1650 by George Farmer and 
Gilbert Newton, the executors named. (P. C. C. Pembroke, 89.) 

The above will is of especial interest as showing that Thomas Bancroft 
the Poet, brother of the Emigrant, was already residing at Bradley so early 
as 1649, and that he was then married and had issue. 

In the next number of these Gleanings, I shall submit the pedigree de- 
duced from all. 

[To be continued.] 

* As this Dorothy seems certainly to have been daughter of James Forman, tho fol- 
loiring entry in the Lincoln Marriage Licenses is probably only a coincidence : — 

*• 160*2-3, March I— Thos Bancrofte & Dorothy Burton. (St.* Mich.)," although she 
may have been a widow at the time. 

t A curious aud suggestive entry is found in the following marriage license in the 
Vicar General's office, at London, half a century later : — 



Harrbone, Midx.' 
X rrobably Allettry, a well known Derbyshire family name, is intended. 

88 Proceedings of the If. JEJ. Hist. Gen. Society. [Jan. 



By Geo. A. Gordon, Kecoiding Secretary. 

Boston, Massachusetts, 2 October, 1901 » The Society held a stated meeting 
this aftcruoon, in Marshall P. Wilder Hall, 18 Somerset Street, at half-past two 
o'clock. In the absence of the President and Vice-Presidents, Rev. George Rob- 
ert White Scott, D.D., of Newton, was called to the chair, and presided. 

Reports from the Librarian, the Council and the Historiographer were pre- 
sented, received, read, accepted and ordered on file. 

Five new members were elected. 

Capt. Albert Alonzo Folsom, of Brookllne, was Introdnced. He read an In- 
teresting and historically valuable paper on General Enoch Poor of New Hamjh 
shire, which was well received. The thanks of the Society were unanimously 
tendered to Capt. Folsom, and a copy of the essay asked for the archives. 

Resolutions were passed as follows, viz. : 

WuEURAB, the Rev. Ezra Hoyt Byington, D.D., has finished his work and de- 
parted this life, 

Besolved, That, by the departure of Dr. Byington, the New-England Historic 
Genealogical Society has lost one of its ablest members, whose services to it, 
extending through a period of thirteen years, have been of exceptional value, 
particularly in the office of historiographer and as a member of various commit- 

Dr. Byington was a distinguished clergyman, a sympathetic student of the 
Puritans and of the earlier New England, and their accomplished historian; a 
gentleman of a genial and kindly disposition, and one whose strong personality 
impressed itself upon all with whom he came in contact. In the different com- 
munities in which he resided he was active in many directions, greatly respected, 
and the influence of his life was widely felt. 

Besolvcd, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to Dr. Byington's widow, 
and the sympathy of this Society be tendered to her and to the other members 
of his family. 

A committee reported the following, which was adopted : 

By the death of Dr. George Cogswell, of Bradford, April 21, 1901, at the age 
of ninety three, the New-England Historic Genealogical Society loses a member 
who may be said to be typical of a phase of New-England life which, if not 
past, is at least passing. 

Born on a hillside farm in New Hampshire, in the early part of the last centu- 
ty, before any of the so-called modern inventions had been heard of, even mak- 
ing his llrst trip to the old world on a sailing vessel, recalling faintly the war of 
1812, Dr. Cogswell lived to see the amazing growth of our later civilization, a 
part of which he was, and to all of whose wonders he was keenly alive. The 
son of the Surgeon-general of the Revolutionary army, William Cogswell, whose 
seven brothers were also enlisted on the same side, the boy took up his father's 
profession; and, whether in that calling (in which lack of health forbade him to 
continue), or as the head of a railway, president of a bank, chief manager of 
a well known academy, played well his part ; bringing to the discharge of the 
duties of each office a painstaking conscientiousness, a ripe and cautious judg- 
ment, a mind all his own yet wide open to intelligent criticism. He knew how 
to accomplish things by biding his time. Withal, Dr. Cogswell had the respect, 
not alone, but the affectionate regard of his associates. Identified with the early 
political efforts for the abolition of negro slavery in this country, it was but natu- 
ral he should be present at the Chapman Hall meeting in Boston, which organized 
the Republican party in Massachusetts, with which he was ever after in full ac- 

These are but the mere outlines of a full and laborious life, at whose close one 
may well be content to lay himself down in peace to rest. 

Dr. Cogswell was a brother of Rev. William Cogswell, the first editor of the 
New-England Historical and Genealogical Register. He was father to Gen. 
William Cogswell, M.C., and Mayor of Salem. 

6 November. The Society held a stated meeting, at the usual time and place, 
Hon. James P. Baxter, President, in the chair. 

1902.] JTotes and Queries. 89 

The Librarian, the Council and the Historiog^pher, severally presented re- 
ports, vrhich were received, read, accepted and ordered on file. 

Twelve new members were admitted. 

The Committee on nominations was chosen by ballot, consisting of Charles 
Darwin Elliot, Virginia Hall, Almon Danforth Hodges, Jr., James Swift Rogers 
and Mary Cummings Sawyer. 

Agreeable to recommendation from the Council, it was 

Voted : Ttiat the sum of $20,000, from the bequest of the late Robert Henry 
Sddy, be set aside as a special fund to be called the Eddy Town-Record Fund, 
for the sole purpose of publishing the Vital Records of the towns of Massachu- 
setls, and that the Council be authorized and instructed to make such arrange- 
ments as may be necessary for such publication. And the treasurer is hereby 
instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized by the Coiuicil for this 

The chairman presented Charles M. Ludden, A.M., LL.B., of Medford, who 

read a paper on The Separation of Church and State in Massachusetts, a product 

* of wide acquaintance and careful study of Colonial and Provincial statutes on 

the subject. It was followed by remarks from several members. The thanks 

of the Society were tendered Mr. Ludden, and a copy requested for the archives. 

4 December. The stated meeting was held as usual. President James P. 
Baxter presiding. 

The routine reports were made, and ordered on file. 

Twelve new members were elected. 

Rev. Dr. George Robert White Scott, of Newton, was presented and read a 
paper on Professor Park of Andover, which was followed by remarks from several 
members, in extension of the very agreeable subject. After which the thanks 
of the Society were offered Dr. Scott, and a copy desired for the archives. 

Messrs. Arthur Thomas Bond, of Wilmington, and Francis Everett Blake, of 
Boston, were appointed a Committee to conduct the annual audit of the Treas- 
urer's accounts; following which, the meeting dissolved. 



Dr. Franklin. — In the "Columbian Centinel" (Boston), February 21, 1798, 
appears the following notice advertising a play at the Hay-Market Theatre, 
which purports to have been written by Dr. Franklin. As the Theatre was to 
be decorated for the occasion " with the figure of Washington and Franklin 
supporting the cap of Liberty," there seems to be no doubt that Benjamin 
Franklin was intended. The advertisement begins : — 

The Hay-Market Theatre. 

iri7Z open by permission for one night only, on 

Gen. WASHINGTON'S Birth-Day, 

Thursday, February 22d, 1798, with a celebrated 

play In five acts (never performed in America) called 


Or, BROTHER oppos'd to BROTHER; 

Both in Love and War, 

Written by Dr. Franklin. 
(Here follows the cast.) 

Ten days later, In the Centinel, March 3, the same play with the same cast is 
advertised, for the benefit of Mrs. Danvers, at Dearborn's Theatre. In the issue 
of February 2H, there is an advertisement of a performance " At Mr. Dearborn's 
Exhibition Room, Milk-Street," which doubtless is the same place. Paul Lei- 
cester Ford, in his Franklin Bibliography, does not mention this piece as one 
of Franklin's productions. While I doubt very much if the fjrcat philosopher 
ever heard of the play, I write these few lines in the hope that somebody will 
be able to throw light on the subject. Samuel A. Green. 

90 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Lord — Goodwin.— ForA; (Me,) Probate Begistry, If. 34. "Oct. 21, 1766. 
Thomas Goodwin, of Berwick, Gent., aged 58 years, testifies that, abont 26 
years since, he was at the house of the Re7. Mr. Emerson, a minister of Ports- 
month, & there saw Rich<^ Lord, Jr. late of Berwick, eldest son of Capt. Richard 
Lord, of Berwick, deceased, joined in marriage with Mary Goodwin (the now 
wife of Mr. John Cooper, Jr., of the same Berwick), & the said Rich* Lord Jr. 
& Mary Goodwin lived together, as man & wife, 5 or 6 years & had three chU- 
dred : 2 sons & one daughter. The 2 sons are dead, & the daughter, Olive, the 
youngest of the three, is now the wife of Jona. Abbott, Jr., of Berwick. 

S*d Thomas Goodwin was a near neighbor to Capt. Richard Lord and knew 
Rich<^ Lord, Jr., all his life. His 2 sons died young. 

Elizabeth Gray testified to the truth of above, adding that the oldest son of 
Richard Lord, Jr., & Mary Goodwin was Daniel, and the second son was Rich- 
ard. Both died young & unmarried." £. S. T. 

Here is a curious old paper, found among the ancient District Records of 
Carlisle, Mass. : 

** Inf tractions how to Turn a quaker 

Firft take a handf ull of the hearbs of Deceat & a few Leaves of folly and a 
Little of the root of vain Glory with fume of the buds of Envy and a few blof- 
soms of malllce with a Little f ormallity flowers & a f prig or two of Idle Conceitt 
and take fome of the Seeds of prid & fome of the Corneiels of Hipockorafey & 
take of the apple feed of for beedin plefuers and the bark of Self will and put 
them in a morter of Defldence and pound them with a pef tie of Head ftrong 
wood alfo take half an ounce of Rag maners & three qvarters of a ounce of 
Churlfeed and take a pretty good quantity of the Rofes of amblfhan and the 
peath of f elf e conf eat and geather some of the morf s that grows upon the brink 
of fandy foundation together with fome of the plumbs on Runi^ate Hill and 
a few grapes that grow in the fubbuarbs of fodom alfo a few of the Currants 
of gomorow & fome of the f pice of babilon and then take thefe twenty forts 
& f tew them all together in a ftoney heart Juge over the fire of blind zeal and 
power in fome of the water of wild fountain and when thay are femred and 
foken anuffthen take it & grate in a Little fulpbarious ponder &, then strean it 
through a clorth of vanity & fuck Down Every morning a good portion next 
your f tomack throught a fpout of Ignarance & in a Little time it will Ralfe the 
f pirit and you quake & f hake & tremble &. f might your breft and grone & be 
parfatly a quaker &c." Robert T. Swax. 

Boston t Mass, 

Pierce or Peircb. — During a trip to Virginia, in December, 1896,1 visited 
the graveyard of Christ Church, Alexandria, in which church Washington wor- 
shipped, and of which a member of the Washington family was still a Vestry- 
man. There I chanced to find a blue-slate stone bearing the following inscrip- 
tion to the memory of a young Bostonian : — 

Here lies the Body of 

M'. Isaac Pierce, 

Born in Bo/ton . Son of 

M'. Isaac Pierce, Diftiller, 

Who departed this Life 

March 26t»'. 1771. 

Aged 24 Years. 

Isaac Peirce and Miriam James were married by the Reverend Andrew Eliot, 
8 August, 1746 (Boston Record Commissioners' Reports, xxviii., 258). They 
had many children, who were baptized at the New North Church, the births of 
four of them being found in the Town Records. Among these was Isaac, born 
23 June, 1747 (i6i*d., xxlv., 264), whose death is recorded on the gravestone. 
Administration on his Intestate estate was granted to his father, 18 April, 1771 
(Suffolk Probate Files, No. 14,910). In these Probate proceedings he is de- 
scribed as '* late of Boston, blockmaker." The will of his father, Isaac Peirce, 
distiller, dated 29 October, 1791, proved 14 Febraary, 1792, is in the same Files, 
No. 19,889. Henry H. Edes. 

1902.] Notes and Queries i 91 

A Correction. — In Wyman's ♦* Genealogies and Estates of Charlestowu/' 
p. 889, It states that Samuel (12) Spragae married, as his second wife, Sarah 
Eaton of Boston, to whom he was published 28 May, 1760. 

In the Notes and Queries in the Rboister, Vol. XXXIII. (1879) , page 245, 
are extracts from a family Bible which belonged to James Indicott, that are 
of interest, but the value has been greatly lessened by incorrect and misleading 
notes in braclcets. 

The writer of the Bible record seems to have been James Endicot or Indi- 
cott, a son of John and Elizabeth (Day) Indicott who were married in Boston, 
5 March, 1746. Elizabeth Day was the daughter of James and Mary (Ring) 
Day, bom 5 April, 1726, died 6 Nov., 1787, and was **my mother Elizabeth Indi- 
cott** mentioned in the record. Her brothers were James, b. 18 Aug., 1731, 
Jeremiah, b. 10 May, 1733, David, b. 21 Aug., 1734, and Joseph. Her sisters 
were Mary, b. 3 Sept., 1727, and Sarah, b. 19 Nov.. 1729. Sarah married, 5 
Jan., 1747, Nathaniel Eaton; and after his death, in 1750, she was married, in 
1760, to Samuel Sprague of Charlestown. The bracketed statements made, that 
** my aunt Sarah Sprague** was Sarah Endicott, and that her first husband was 

Day, by whom she had a daughter, who married David Wood, are incorrect. 

It was her stepdaughter, Margaret Sprague, who married David Wood of 
Charlestown, she being Samuel Sprague*s daughter by his first wife, Margaret 
Newell. Walter Kendall Watkins. 



Ancestry wanted of the following : 

TiSDALK.— Phebe, born 1720-30, wife of George Wlnslow of Swansea. 
Payne. — John, father of Martha Payne (born 1769) of Freetown, Mass. 
Rice. — Barbara, wife of the above named John Payne. 
Milton. — Elizabeth, bom Jan. 20, 1762 ; married Francis James. 
Bird.— Heart or Hart, of Connecticut or Rhode Island, married June 24, 1753, 
Thomas James. 

James.— Thomas, of Rhode Island or Connecticut, died 1782. 
Kell(e)y.— Daniel, bom before 1768, of Virginia, moved to Nantucket, Mass. 
Kellry.— Rebecca, bom at Cape Cod, April 1, 1745; married Jonathan Long. 
CusBY. — William, born 1753 ; moved to Nantucket before 1780. 
Long.— Robert, died 1736, at Nantucket. 

Luce. — Jane, died 1785; married, 1735, John Long, son of above Robert. 
Cottle.— Jama*, of Martha's Vineyard, died 1790. 
Norton. — Thankful, wife of above James Cottle. 
Crosby.^ — Samuel, born Jan. 28, 1743, and wife [?]. 
Willard.— Abigail, married Joseph Bridgham of Plympton, in 1754. 
Lane. — Benjamin, probably of Maine, had daughter Betsy, bom 1770. 
Comer. — Joanna, married John Bridgham of Boston, 1754. 
Campbell. — Thomas, bom 1737, of Maine In 1760; married Margaret Dunning. 
Maddocks. — Asa Dyer, born in Maine, 1795. 

Penny. — Mary, born in Maine, 1801 ; wife of above A. D. Maddocks. 
66 Avon St»f Somervillet Mass, Percy A. Bridgham. 

Decker. — The records of Essex County show that John Decker bought a lot 
In Haverhill, Mass., of Nathaniel Smith, in 1672. This, so far as I have been 
able to leam, is the earliest mention of the name In New England. John after- 
wards married Mary Scott of Rowley, who was daughter of the Margaret Scott 
hanged as a witch about twenty years later. Will any one who can furnish 
direct information concerning John Decker, or his ancestors, prior to 1672, 
please communicate with nie? W. F. Decker. 

305 Andrus B'ld'g^ Minneapolis^ Minn. 

CcJMMiNGS, — Did any of the descendants of Isaac Cummings (born abont 
1601, settled in Ipswich, Mass.) go to Anne Amndel Co., Maryland, prior to 1750? 

I shall be gUd for any information regarding the Cummings Family in 
Maryland. Jos. H. Pullen. 

Houma, La, 

VOL. lvi. 7 

92 Kotes and Queries. [Jan* 

Names and dates wanted of birth of issue of the following, all of Dartmouth, 
Mass. : 

Jireh and Deborah (Rassell) Wilcox, m. 10 Sept., 1760. 

Stephen and Rnth (Allen) Wilcox, m. February, 1782. 

David and Sarah (Howland) Wilcox, m. 18 May, 1769. 

Stephen and Mary (Wilcox) Peckham or Peckom, m. 20 July. 1772. 

Culbut (b. 1732) and Ruth (White, b. 1736) Wilcox, m. 17 January, 17—. 
(Thus in record.) 

William and Susannah (Tucker) Church. (Date of marriage also wanted ; 
she was b. 1741.) 

Dates of birth wanted of the following : 

Issue of Daniel Russell, who m. Mary Russell, 16 July, 1761 : 1. Oilea. 11. 
Buth. iii. Elihu. 

Issue of Abner and Content (Howland) Wilbur, m. 14 May, 1764 : 1. Abner. 
ii. Stephen, iii. Betsey, iv. Ann. 

Issue of Jacob and Phebe (Wilcox) Russell, m. 30 Dec., 1756: 1. Mlckael. 
ii. Hannah. Iii. Mehitable. iv. John. t. Phebe. 

Issue of Job and Martha (Wilcox, d. 1784) Gifford; m. [?] : 1. Abraham. 11. 
Stephen, ill. Simeon, iv. Susannah, y. Thomas, vi. Martha. 

Issue of Ebenezer and Elephel (Tucker) Allen ; pub. 29 April, 1758 : 1. Mareah. 
ii. William, iii. Mehitable, b. 4 Dec, 1763. iv. Elizabeth, v. Phebe. ri. 
Meribah. vii. Abigail, yiii. Ebenezer, Jr., b. 8 March, 1776. ix. Abigail (2d). 

62 Buckingham St., Cambridge, Mass. Mrs. Henry H. Edbs. 

Kkllooq. — Wanted, ancestry of Hulda Kellogg, who married James Benbam, 
of New Hartford, Conn.« in 1763. She died in 1809, aged 69. 

Bbnham. — Wanted, ancestry of James Benham, born 1735, whonrarried above 
Hulda Kellogg, and had son James Benham, a major in the Revolutionary war. 
James Benham, Senr., died in 1830, at Brldgewater, N. Y. 

Barnbtt. — Wanted, ancestry of Moses Bamett or Bamet, and his wife 
Rebecca, of Plaiufleld, Conn. Their daughter, Rebecca Bamet, boni 1757, mar- 
ried Samuel Stewart of Voluntown. 

Kennedy. — Wanted, ancestry of Elizabeth Kennedy, who married Samuel 
Stewart of Voluntown, in 1741. She lived in Glasgo, Conn., where the marriage 
took place. Their son Samuel was born March 10, 1761, 

753 Jefferson Ave., Detroit, Mich. Helen E. Kbef. 

Haynes.— William Haynes, born in Brunswick, Me., July 1, 1743, married 
Sarah Chandler, Aug. 16, 1769. Lost at sea. Wanted, names of his ancestors, 
and dates of their births, marriages and deaths ; also any facts relating to them. 

Smith. — Daniel Mann married Lydia Smith, of Walpole, Mass., June 9, 1768. 
Wanted, names of her ancestors, with dates of births, marriages and deaths. 

Broad.— Hezekiah Broad married Abigail , His will is dated Sept. 3, 

1762. He lived in Dedham, Mass. Wanted, his ancestors, and maiden name of 

ToLM AN.— Thomas Tolman, of Dorchester, married Experience . She 

died In Canton, Mass., May 15, 1762. Wanted, her maiden name, and names of 
hep ancestors. 

ToLMAN.— Dr. Nathaniel Tolman died Aug. 30, 1775, probably In Needham. 
Can any one tell me where I can find a record of his death? It is not in the 
Church or Town records. 

Tolman.— Nathaniel Tolman, bom Nov. 5, 1747. When did he die? 

Tolman. -^Elijah Tolman, born Sept. 8, 1749. Wanted, date of marriage 
and death. 

ToLMAN.-^Elman Tolman, born May 29, 1765; married Sarah , In 

Needham. Wanted, her maiden name, and dates of birth, marriage and death. 

266 Washington Street, Lynn, Mass, Mrs. A. M. Pxckford. 

Payne. — Parentage wanted of Nehemlah Payne, born in Lebanon, Conn., in 
1783 or '84, who married Nancy Harrington. Bbn/. F. Gatbs. 

20 Coil St,, New London, Conn. 

1902.] ITotes and Queries. 93 

Jackson. — Can any one give me any information regarding Jonathan Jackson, 
of Rutland, Mass., who died in 1756, and was the father of Daniel Jackson? 
Who were his parents, and whom did he marry first? 

166 Washington Street^ Lynn, Mass. Alice T. Brockwat. 

Farbah. — Who were the ancestors of Major John Farrah of Framingham, 
Mass., major of 3d regiment of Middlesex Co. (Mass.) militia in 1757? He had 
a brother Joseph and a sister Margaret, and was twice married ; first to Martha 
Swift, second to Deborah Winch. William H. Abbott. 

Box 123, Sangerties, N. T. 

Ballobd-Ballard — Temple's History of Framingham, Mass., page 468, 
records that Joseph Baliord and wife Betsey (shoald be Mary) Valentine re- 
moved to Sngar Creek, Pa. The name does not appear upon the records of 
that town ; but probably they did go to Vermont, as did others of tiieir rela- 
tives, about the time of the Revolutionary war. 

For the last hundred or more years they, and their descendants (if they had 
any), dropped out of sight or knowledge of their BaUord and Valentine rela- 
tives. Any information of them, or their descendants, will be thankfully 
received. £. S. Ballord. 

Davenport f lotoa. 

Bill-Fowleb. — John Bill, son of Philip, of New London, is said to have 
married Mercy, daughter of William Fowler, the settler, of Milford, Conn. 
Wanted, date of marriage, abo dates of death, of John Bill and Mercy his wife. 

MUfordt Conn. Mrs. Nathan 6. Pond. 

Hamun. — James Hamlin (Hamlen, Hamline, Hamblin), it is stated in the 
records of Barnstable, Mass., came from London, England. He settled in 
Barnstable early in the spring of 1639 ; perhaps coming with the company of 
Mr. Collicut from Dorchester, Mass. His wife, Anne, with children, Mary, 
James and Hannah, are supposed to have come later ; but no record of the pas- 
sage of himself or family has been discovered. Information desired concerning 
bis and his wife's arrival in this country, her maiden name, the date of her 
death, and the marriage of her daughters, Mary, Hannah and Sarah. 

Exira, Iowa. H. F. Andrews. 


Patns (ante. Vol. 53, page 358). — ^Regarding the ancestors of Stephen Payne 
and Anna Bushnell, his wife, I think the name Anna Bushnell should be Bebeckah 
Bushncll, for I find in the church records of marriages in Lebanon, Conn., that 
'* Stephen Payne married, Sept. 23, 1756, Rebeckah Bushnell." In the marriage 
records of Coventry, Conn., it says: ** Stephen Payne manled Sept. 23, 1756, 
Rebeckah Bushnell, daughter of Nathan Bushnell of Lebanon." Their children 
were: *• Sarah, l>orn May 20, 1758; Rebeckah, born May 20, 1760; Ebenezer, 
bom Sept. 27, 1762; AUin, born Mar. 31, 1765; Tilla, born Nov. 1, 1767." 

If the foregoing records are of the Stephen Payne named by the querist, his 
line of descent was: Moses,* Stephen,* John,* Benjamin,* Stephen.* This 
family is set forth in Thayer's ** Family Memorial," page 115. 

Preston, Conn., church records state that James l^lne married Sarah Arm- 
strong, Jan. 15, 1734. Windham County Probate Rcconis show that James 
Fayne*s estate was, by his will, distributed, in Feb., 1755, to his ** widow Sarah, 
to Deborah wife of John Morgan, and to the heirs of Benjamin and Seth 
Fayn." Deborah, Benjamin and Seth were undoubtedly the twin sister and two 
brothers of James, the testator; and all were children of John* and Deborah 
(Neal) Paine, given on page 117 of the '* Memorial.'*^ This is substantiated by 
the age of Benjamin as stated in the record of his death. 

94 Notes and Queries. [Jaiir 

Benjamin* Paine married, Oct. 19, 1726, Mary, dan. of Benjamin and Mary 
Brewster; and he '*died Jan. 14, 1755, aged 55 years the 8^^ of March next.** 
Their children were : Benjamin,* b. Mar. 4, 1728 ; Mary, b. Jan. 20, 1780 ; Lydi&, 
b. Nov. 6, 1731 ; Stephen, b. June 26, 1735, m. Rebeckah Bnshnell; Dan, b. Apr. 
10, 1737; Hannah, b. June 25, 1739; Seth, b. Sept. 1, 1742; and Sarah, b. Mar. 
22, 1745. Benj. F. Gates. 

20 Coil St.t New London, Conn. 

Deming (antej Vol. 54, page 107) — Solomon Deming, b. Dec. 1, 1786, was 
son of Lieut. David and Martha Deming, according to Sandisfleld, Mass., town 
records. Lieut. David Deming came from Wethersfleld, Ct. Capt. Solomon 
Deming d. Jan. 11, 1832. J. K. Deming, Dubuque, Iowa, is an authority on the 
Deming family. Bollim H. Cooiui«- 

FUts^eldj Mass, 

Wallace or Wallis (ante. Vol. 66, page 847) .—Elder James Wallls of Col- 
rain, Mass., born 1738 or 1734, was a son of James and Mary Wallis of Leicester 
and Worcester. For a full record of this family, see History of Littleton, 
N. H., now in press. Ezra S. Stearns. 

Fitchburg, Mas»» 


Worcester County Vftal Records. — Attention is called to the valuable 
work being done by the Systematic History Fund in printing the Vital Records 
of Towns in Worcester County. Franklin P. Rice, Worcester, Mass., a pioneer 
in this line, is Trustee of the Fund, and under his able supervision the work is 
carried on. Auburn, Boylston and Northborough are already printed, with 
Princeton in process, and others to follow. For full particulars, and terms oi 
subscription, address Mr. Rice. 

It may interest libraries and genealogists to know that a few, which were not ' 
distributed, of Prof. Edward Elbridge Salisbury's *» Family Memorial" (1886), 
and Mrs. Evelyn MacCurdy Salisbury's "Family Histories and Genealogies" 
(1892), also the charts that were issued to accompany them, aU privately printed, 
may be purchased upon application to Mrs. Salisbury, at New Haven, Conn. 

West Virginia. — A quarterly magazine devoted to historical matters will be 
printed by the Transallegheny Historical Society, Morgantown, W. Va., and 
offered to every historical society in this country in exchange for its publica- 
tions. Such publications as are received in exchange will be placed in the West 
Virginia University library, where they will be accessible to the public. Indi- 
viduals (and societies that have no publications to give in exchange) may 
become members of the society by the payment of two dollara dues each year. 
The payment of this sum will entitle the member to receive without further 
cost all pi>blication8 of this society. 

Prehistoric America. — Rev. Stephen D. Peet, Ph. D., the editor of the 
American Antiquarian, is publishing a series of books on Prehistoric America, 
which promises to be very valuable. The series has already reached the third 
volume, and two more volumes may be expected during this year or early next 
year. The titles are as follows : 1. The Mound Builders and their Works and 
Relics. 2. Emblematic Mounds and Animal Effigies. 3. Cliff Dwellers and 
Pueblos. 4. Beginnings of Architecture, or Ruined Cities. 6. The Myths and 
Symbols, or Al)original Religions. Each of these books contains about 400 
pages, and is fully illustrated. 

Besides this series, the same author is publishing a popular book entitled 
** The Monuments of the Stone Age," which will be a summary of what Is con- 
tained in the larger series. It will comprise about 860 pages. For particulars, 
address American Antiquarian, 6817 Madison Ay., Chicago, lU. 

1902.] Jfotea and Queries. 95 

Old Church Bbcords of YntannA.— In the Library of the Protestant Epis- 
copal Theological Seminary of Virginia there are kept, under Icclc and key, many 
yalnable church records — bow yalnable only genealogists know. One of the 
legisters begins in 1648, and several others are nearly as early. Twenty-eight 
counties are represented. The vestry books do not record births, marriages or 
deaths, but they furnish valuable information as to land owners, vestry-men, 
&c. Visitors are allowed to examine these records during the time the Library 
is open, and when inquiries are made by letter, the Librarian, Theological 
Seminary, Fairfax Co., Virginia, makes examinations at the usual rates for such 

French Records.— Capt. J. W. De Forest, New Haven, Conn., author of 
•* The de Forests of Avesnes," &c., writes to the Register : ** Allow me to re- 
ply through your columns to occasional enquiries for a French ' searcher * of 
manuscripts and other documents, whether historical or genealogicfd. M. Leon 
Pajot, of No. 16, Rue M. le Prince, Paris, France, has done much work of the 
sort for me, and has given satisfaction. He is familiar with Huguenot records, 
is a graduate of the Ecole de Chartes (a branch of the Sorbonno) , reads English 
manuscript, and writes legible French. The usual charge for searching or 
copying is two francs per hour." 

Church Records. — The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 
226 West o8th Street, New York City, announces that it has now ready for 
delivery the second volume of the Society's Collections, being Vol. i. of Records 
of Baptisms in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York City. 

This volume covers the period from 1689 to 1780. Vol. ii., to be published 
later, will continue the baptismal records down to 1800. The volume now 
ready is a royal octavo of 664 pages, printed on heavy calendered paper with 
wide margins, and bound in cloth, gilt top. The index alone fills more than 
150 pages, and includes names of witnesses, as well as name of father and 
maiden name of mother. 

It should be unnecessary to call attention to the importance of the genealogi- 
cal information contained in these volumes, the Records of the Reformed 
Dutch Church in New York being the most complete and extensive in the 
United States, and of interest not only in New York but in all parts of the 
country. The edition has been limited to one hundred copies. Copies of the 
book may be obtained at the office of the Society, where communications should 
be addressed. 

Jennings Genealogy. — The compiler of the Jennings Genealogy has received 
enquiries regarding the publication of Volumes I. and III. Unless a sufficient 
number of subscriptions are secured to justify the expense, the books will not be 

Since the publication of Vol. II. (American Families), much additional matter 
has come into possession of the compiler, giving connection with ** Mayflower " 
families. It is therefore deemed advisable to publish a supplement, giving 
changes and corrections, and the compiler will be pleased to receive any further 
data from those interested. Address communications to William H. Jenoiogs, 
172 North Washington Ave., Columbus, Ohio. 

The Livermorr Family of America.— Walter Eliot Thwing, 65 Beech Glen 
Street, lioxbnry, Mass., has collected such information concerning the earlier 
New England generations of the Livermore family as to warrant saying that he 
is prepared to publish the same in book form, as soon as one hundred copies are 
subscribed for. After the issuance of the book the price will be advanced. 
Families of the name or descent, who have not already forwarded the compiler 
copies of all the records they may possess concerning their own immediate family, 
even to the latest bom, should do so at once. The information desired is full 
names, with all dates and places of birth, marriage and death, residence and 
postofflce addresses, trades and professions, civil, military, church and public 
fruitions, educational advantages and authentic traditions regarding the origin 
and careers of the ancestors. A limited number of portraits, views of home- 

96 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

steads, etc., of family interest, will be iDserted, and the book will contain, 
besides the genealogical records, a sketch of the lives of as many of the mem- 
bers as it has been possible to obtain. All commnnications should be addressed 
to Mr. Thwing. 

Gbnealooiks in Prbparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
fnrnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be nsef al. We would saggest 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 names are known. 

Atxjoell; Beehe; Buckner; Heaih; Maine; Morton, — Stuart C. Wade, 308 West 
83d St., New York City, is collecting material for genealogies of the AtweU, 
Beebc, Buckner, Heath, Maine and Morton families, and will be glad to hear 
from members of these families, and from any persons having collections con- 
cerning them. 

Barrett, — Harold L. Barrett, 649 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, Mass., is com- 
piling a genealogy of the family, especially the Chelmsford branch. 

Cole, — Ernest B. Cole, Indianapolis, Ind., has a genealogy of the descendants 
of James Cole of Plymouth, Mass., 1633, nearly ready for publication. 

G'a^r^ay.— Stuart C. Wade, 308 West 83d St., New York city, is compiling a 
genealogy of the descendants of John Gazlay, who settled at Goshen, Orange 
Co., N. Y., in 1717, and would be glad to correspond with members of the family. 

Origgs ; Saxe. — The Griggs genealogy and Saxe genealogy are being compiled 
by John Walter Saxe, 53 State St., Boston, Mass., who will be glad to receive 
information and inquiries. 

Hawkes, — John M. Hawks, M.D., Lynn, Mass., is collecting the material for a 
history of The Hawkes Families in America, the descendants of Adam and John 
Hawkes who came from England In Winthrop*s fleet, in 1630. All persons 
bearing the above surname (sometimes spelled Hawks, and Hawk) are urgently 
requested to send their family records to him for publication in permanent form. 

Holly; Rudd. — Malcolm Day Rudd, Lakeville, Litchfield Co., Conn., has in 
preparation genealogies of the descendants of John Holly of Stamford, Conn., 
and Jonathan Rudd of Saybrook, Conn., and is desirous of corresponding with 
persons of these names who may be interested. 

Lyon. — Any information regarding the Lyon family will be gratefully received 
by Eugene F. McPikc, 4205 Evans Ave., Chicago, III., for inclusion in the Lyon 
family memorial. 

Matson. — Herbert C. Andrews, Lombard, III., is compiling a genealogy and 
history of the Matson family, and will be pleased to correspond with persons 
bearing the name, or connected with it by marriage or descent through a 
maternal line. Records of the descendants of Thomas Matson, who emigrated 
to Boston in 1680, and of Nathaniel Matson, his supposed grandson, who re- 
moved from Boston to Lyme, Conn., are especially desired. 

Bockwood. — E. E. Rockwood, Attleboro' Falls, Mass., is compiling a gene- 
alogy of the Rockwood family, descendants of Richard Rockwood of Dorchester, 
1636. Facts concerning the family have been gathered from the many Massa- 
chusetts town histories ; and any persons bearing the family name are invited to 
correspond with him. 

Wyllys, Willis or Willes,—^, A. Willes, Arthur's, St. James's Street, London, 
S.W., England, is tracing out the history of the family of Willes, Willis or 
Wyllys, who were settled at Fenny Compton, Warwickshire, England, in the 
16th century, some of whom, including George Wyllys (afterwards of New 
Haven), migrated to New England. 

Mr. Willes desires to correspond with some one who knows about the early 
New England settlers of the name, especially in the line of George, of New 
Haven, for incorporation in his Family Chronicles, which is to be a long and 
interesting record, published for private circulation. 

1902.] Book Notices. 97 


[Thb editor rec^esto 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 
bj maiL} 

FamUy and Descendants of Stephen Allen. Compiled by Stephen A. Brownrll. 
New Bedford : Mercnry Fab. Co., Printers. 1887. Sq. 4to. pp. 21. 

The Stephen Allen whose posterity is here recorded was a Quaker of New 
Bedford, bom in 1785. The genealogy is arranged on a plan combining clear- 
ness and brevity, and is admirably printed. 

The AspinwaXl Oenealogy- Compiled by Algkrnon AmN Asfinwall, Washing- 
ton, D. C. Published by the author. The Tuttle Co., Printers, Publishers 
and Binders, Rutland, Vt. L. 8yo. pp. 2^. IlL 

This is a purely genealc^cal work, no biographical materials having been in- 
cluded, excepting with re^rence to the earlier generations. Like many other 
books of the kind, it is the outcome of researches undertaken with no intention 
of publication. The resultant work, however, will afford great pleasure to the 
descendants of Peter Aspinwall, who, although not the first of the Aspinwall 
name to come to America, was the founder of the family in this country. The 
genealogy is Introduced by a few pages relating to the Aspin walls in England, 
and to William Aspinwall who came with Winthrop^ 

Atwater History and Genealogy. Compiled by Francis At water. Meriden, 
Conn.: Printed by the Journal Publishing Co. 1901. 8vo. pp. viii.-f492. 111. 

The first eighty-three pages of this yolume are devoted to the Atwaters in 
England, locating in the county of Kent the ancestors of those who came to 
America. Of the two brothers, Joshua and David, who came to Connecticut, it 
is the latter whose posterity is recorded in the remainder of the book, that of 
Joshua receiving only the space of a few pages. Numerous, and in many cases 
extensive, biographical notices help to make the work what the author intended 
it to be, a history of the family in the literal sense of the word. Quotation and 
anecdote are often introduced, and, indeed, no means are neglected for forming 
a lively portraiture of the persons whose careers are treated. The illustrations 
are numerous, the binding substantial and ornamental, while, besides an excel- 
lent index, there is a list of the works quoted. 

Avery Notes and Queries. A Quarterly Magazine devoted to the History of Groton 
[Conn.l Averys. No. 15. Aug., 1901. [Cleveland, Ohio.] 8 vo. pp. 205-214. 


The contents of this number indicate that the periodical well merits the 
patronage of the family in whose behalf it Is issued. 

Proceedings of the John Bean (1660) Association, at its Annual Beunion at Bos- 
ton, Sept., 6, 1900. n. p.; n. d. 8vo. pp. 153-195. 

We have here an account of the Fifth Reunion of the descendants of John 
Bean, of Exeter, with ** Biographical Notices," "Register," and "Additions 
and Corrections " pertaining to the Grenealogy of John Bean, by Joslah H. Drum- 
mond. The pamphlet is noticeably well printed on superior paper. 

The Genealogical Bureau of the Chamberlain Association, under the direction of 
the Genealogical Committee. Boston. 1901. 8vo. pp. 7. 

The reports of the Bureau and Committee give the result of original re- 
searches among Chamberlain records, specifying such investigation;! as have, 
during the past year, been undertaken in behalf of individuals. The Committee 
make the statement that, owing to the large collections of genealogical material 
in their possession, pedigrees of members can, in almost all cases, be furnished 
at small expense. 

* All of the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Frederic Willard Parke of Boston. 

98 Book Ifotices. [Jan. 

Ezra Bellotos of Lunenburg y Mass,, and Springfield, VU, and his Descendants. 
Supplementary to the Sketch on page 609 of the " Bellows Genealogy" 1898. 
By Thomas Bellows Peck. Reprinted from the Genealogical Quarterly 
Magazine, Burlington, Vt. 1901. 8vo. pp. 14. 

The title fully describes the contents of this pamphlet. 

William Cornwall and his Descendants. A Genealogical History of the Family of 
William Cornwall, one of the Puritan Founders of New England, who came to 
America in or before the year 1633, and died in Middletown, Connecticut, in the 
year 1678. By Edward E. Cornwall, M.D. New Haven: The Tuttle, 
Morehouse and Taylor Co. 1901. 8vo. pp. v.-f-178. 

This handsome volume includes all but a few of the descendants of the person 
whose posterity the author aimed to record in full. Intended for a history as 
well as a genealogy, its biographical elements are as complete as they could be 
made. The appendix gives an account of other Cornwall immigrants, with 
references to early English families of the name. Paper, print and binding are 
most excellent. There is a good index. 

Allied Families of Delaware. Stretcher, Fenwick, DaviSj Draper, Kipshaven^ 
Stidham. By Edwin Jacquett Sellers. Philadelphia. 1901. pp. 171. 

Of the families mentioned, that of Fenwick is allotted the largest space, 
together with the Davis and Draper genealogies, nearly filling the book. Copies 
of interesting documents, wills, deeds, etc., constitute the bulk of the volume, 
the pedigrees being in every case short. Paper and type are of the best, and 
tlie binding strong and plain. There is a thorough index. 

The Drinkwater Family. [By John S. Fernald, Belfast, Me. 1901.] 16mo. 
pp. 15. 

This pamphlet, giving some facts relating to the descendants of Micajah 
Drinkwater, of Northport, Me., is issued in the hope of renewing genealogical 
interest among the members of the family. 

A Criticism of *' The Ipsfioich Emersons" alias " The Emersons of America." By 
P. H. Emerson, n. p. ; n.d. 8vo. pp. 15. 

This very caustic pamphlet is by the author of ** The English Emersons," and 
is an attack on Prof. B. K. Emerson, the author of the work whose title is men- 
tioued. The vigor of the criticism Is made sufficiently apparent; as to Its 
justice, let those decide who wish to study the pros and cons of the case. 

Field Genealogy. Being the Becord of all the Field Family in America, trAose 
Ancestors were in this Country prior to 1700. Emigrant Ancestors located in 
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Virginia. 
All Descendants of the Fields of England, whose Ancestor, Hitrbutus De la Field, 
was from Alsace-Lorraine. By Frederick Clifton Pierce. Hammon Press. 
W. B. Conkey Co., Chicago. 1901. 2 vols. 4to. pp. 1196. III. 

This is the largest of the numerous works of Mr. Pierce, and indicates an 
enormous expenditure of time and labor. While compiling the records of the 
line of John Spafford Field of Chicago, so much information regarding other 
branches of Fields was brought to light that continued investigations were 
undertaken, which have produced the present extensive and elaborate genealogy. 
Besides the contents recited in the title-page, there are sections upon the origin 
of the name, the family arms, English homes of the Fields, eminent individiuJs 
among the English Fields, college graduates of the family, and Revolutionary 
soldiers and pensioners. The biographical notices in several cases reach the 
proportion of memoirs, and are evidently thorough. As the print is fine, the 
amount of matter contained in these large volumes is very great. The illustra- 
tions, chiefly portraits, are fine. The two indexes are arranged alphabetically 
only as regards the first two letters of each name. 

The Grant Family Magazine. Vol. II. No. 5. Oct., 1901. Edited and pub- 
lished by Arthur Hastings Grant, 18 The Crescent, Montclair, N. J. 8vo. 
pp. 767-784. 111. 

This number contains additional facts respecting ** Clans C, F, E, L and O," 
"Homestead," " Grant Family Association," "Items," " Deaths," and ** Re- 

1902.] Book Notices. 99 

Qtntalogy of the Bibbard Family, loho are Descendants of Bobert Hibbard of 
Salem, Massachusetts, Compiled and pablished by Augustine Qeorob 
Hibbard, U. S. A. Printed by the Case, Lockwood and Brainard Co., Hart- 
ford, Conn. 1901. 8vo. pp, i28. 111. 

In a work representing the labor of many persons and especially of the pains- 
taking compiler, Mr. Hibbard has presented to us a genealogy of great compre- 
hensiveness. The research was begun by others nearly fifty years ago, and 
finally passed to his indefatigable hands. Enoogh items of a biographical nature 
are given to indicate the capacities and peculiarities of the race. Extracts from 
<* Connecticut in the War of the Revolution " show the patriotic services of the 
Hibbards. Great labor has been given in making the index, but it is question- 
able whether it is an advantage to divide the Hibbard list into generations. 
The binding is durable and attractive, the illustrations good, and the print very 

BUls Family Oenealogical and Historical Association. Incorporated July 6, 
1894. Seventh Beport of the Directors. 

Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Hills Family Genealogical 
and Historical Association, Boston, 1901. 

€hnstitution and By-Laws of the Hills Family Genealogical and Historical 
Association. 1901. Three pamphlets. 8vo. pp. 16; 4; 4. 

Matter of value to the genealogist will be found in the first of these pamph- 
lets, the Interest of the others being limited to the family immediately con- 

Lane and Page Memorial. Compiled by George W. Morse. Containing Ad- 
dresses made and Articles read at a Family Banquet held at the Hotel Bruns- 
wick, in Boston, May 19th, 1897, and other Genealogical Matter, with Illus- 
trations of Family Homesteads, etc. 8q. 4to. pp. 252. 

On the page preceding the Dedication is the statement : '' Typewritten in four 
volumes, to be deposit^ with different branches of the family, with the New- 
England Historic Genealogical Society, and the Town of Bedford." Following 
this is the note : •* The volume intended for the Town of Bedford has been de- 
posited in the State Library in Boston." 

The memorial has special reference to the descendants of Job Lane, who 
settled in the part of Billerica that is now Bedford, and of Nathaniel Page, once 
of Boston, but afterwards of Bedford. The table of ** Contents" enumerates 
nearly forty articles by different writers, among whom are several well-known 
to the public. There are more than fifty photographic illustrations, all of ex- 
qnisite finish, one being the Lane House, at Rickmansworth, Eng., a mansion 
both ancient and picturesque. 

Mr. Morse's contribution is the ** Colonial and Revolutionary Soldiers of the 
Family," together with genealogies of Pages, Lanes, Browns of Lexington, 
Wildest Randalls, and Makepeaces. The volume will be appreciated by those 
irho are Interested In the families named. 

Tkt Litchfield Family in America. [Compiled and published by Wilford J. 
LrrcRFiELD.] Part One. No. 1. Oct., 1901. 8vo. pp. 104. Price, $1.60. 
Order from the Compiler, 22 Oakes Ave., Southbridge, Mass. 

This work will appear in numbers, at such intervals as is found practicable. 
The first part, consisting of several combined numbers, relates to Lawrence 
Litchfield of Massachusetts, and his descendants. Other branches of the JAtch- 
ields will later receive attention. 

As regards the present part, the compiler states that it is based on Morse's 
•• Genealogy of the Descendants of Lawrence Litchfield." The imcomparable 
superiority of Mr. Litchfield's work, however, was to be expected from his 
thorough inspection of all the printed and manuscript sources of information. 
Among the noticeable points in this number arc the lists of early settlers, and the 
identification of Judith Peakes and of Experience, wife of Henry Luce. Numer- 
ous notes greatly enhance its value to the genealogist. As the Litchfields have 
«o long been established in Scituate, forming alliances with its prominent 
families, this genealogy supplies no inconsiderable materials to the history of 

100 Book JVotices. [Jan. 

the town. Paper and print are excellent, and the good qoallties of the work 
should win for it an extended patronage. 

Tlie Macdonough-Hackstaff Ancestry, By Rodney Macdonouoh. Boston: 
Press of Samuel Usher, 171 Devonshire St. 1901. Sq. 8vo. pp. xii.-H»26. 
III. Price, $7.50. Order from author, 205 Washington St., Boston, Mass. 

Fifty-five articles on the author's ancestors, from the date of their immigra- 
tion to the present time, constitute the contents of this handsome volume. A 
section is apportioned to each male ancestor, giving, besides his children, such 
biographical particulars of himself and wife as would be desired by his de- 
scendants. These sketches are rendered valuable to the genealogist by the 
introduction of wills and inventories, besides abstracts of original records. 
Of these numerous wills and inventories, only three or four have ever before 
been in print. 

The article on Commodore Thomas Macdonough, U. S. N., contains the 
greater part of an hitherto unpublished autobiography. The sketches are fol- 
lowed by lists of aathorities, and are illustrated by thirty-six full page half- 
tone prints, among them a reproduction of the Stuart portrait of Commodore 

Foreign research has not been attempted, but the quantity of carefully sifted 
facts respecting the American families represented form an extensive basis for 
future accumulations of material, in the furtherance of which the ancestral 
charts are arranged for the insertion of additional names. There is a very 
complete index, females being denoted both by the maiden and married names. 
The book is bound in linen, and beautifully printed. The emblems of the five 
countries from which came the various families treated in the work very 
appropriately decorate the cover. 

A Partial Record of the Mansur Family, By John H. Mansur, Royersf ord. Pa. 
Reprinted from The Genealogical Quarterly Magazine, Burlington, Vermont. 
1901. S. 8vo. pp. 59. 

Robert Manser, of Charlestown, Mass., who married Elizabeth Brooks, has 
been proved almost indubitably to be the ancestor of this family in America, 
and from him accordingly this genealogy is traced, and is brought down to the 
eighth generation. It is in part supplementary to the pamphlet on this family 
published by the Hon. Charles H. Mansur ; but for the discovery of the facta 
which almost certainly prove that the immigrant progenitor of the race in this 
country is the above Robert Manser, the author acknowledges his indebtedness 
to Mr. Eben Putnam of Salem. 

Mr. Mansur has performed his voluntary share in the continuation of the 
Mansur record with praiseworthy thoroughness, and it is to be hoped that his 
zeal may inspire others. 

Metcalf Genealogy. Prepared by Isaac Stevens Mbtcalf, of Elyria, Ohio, for 
the Children and Descendants of Isaac Metcalf, who was bom at Royalston, 
Massachusetts, February 3, 1783, and died in Boston, April 17, 1830. The 
Imperial Press, Cleveland, O. 1898. 8vo. pp. 62. Price, $1.50. Address 
Miss Marion Metcalf, 48 West Avenue, Elyria, Ohio. 

After a few introductory pages respecting the family in England, the gene- 
alogy begins with Michael Metcalf, who came to New England in 1687, con- 
tinuing his descendants to the eighth generation. This is followed by notices 
of a few other Metcalfs of various localities, together with genealogies com- 
prising the names of Stevens, Williams, Putnam, Howes, Ely and DeWitt. 
The book is well printed, but without an index. 

The Descendants of Adam Mott, of Hempstead, Long Island, X. T. A Genea' 
logical Study. By Edw. Doubledat Harris. 8vo. pp. 8. 

This study is said by its author to be preliminary to a history of the Mott 
family, for which he is collecting material, and it is marked by the character- 
istics expected of so able a gen^ogist. It is intended for free distribution, 
the author's address being 280 Broadway, New York City. 

1902. ] Book Notices. 101 

Our New England Aneeston and Their Descendants. 1620-1900. HUtorieal, 
C^nealogicah Biographical. Compiled by Hkxrt WHrrnuloRB. New Eng- 
land Ancestral Publishing Co. New York. 1900. Sq. 4tb'. pp. 100. III. 

This attractively printed and lUastrated volume consists of 'sections treating 
of *' The Bradford and Allied Families of America," *' 6rlnne]i' mid Allied 
Families," " The Spencer and Allied Families," and ** StannanL*4nd Allied 
Families." Biographical notices, In some instances of consicierabte4ei\gth, are 
foand ander each heading. The carefully accumulated Information,. botli of a 
genealogical and biographical nature, would have l>een rendered more, tis^ef ul 

by the i^dltlon of an Index. •••'.• 

• • • 
Chart of the Sheaf e Family. [By Walter Kkndall Watkins.] 20 inches h^ )^: 

At the head of this chart appears the name of Thomas ** Sheffe," who died in 
1520, and members of his posterity are recorded as far as the middle of the 
nineteenth century. 

The Home of the Smith Family in Peterborough, New Hampshire. 1749''1842. 
By Jonathan SaoTH. Clinton, Mass.: Press of W. J. Coulter, Conrant 
Office. 1900. 12mo. pp. x+202. 111. 

The greater portion of this book Is assigned to the biographies of William 
and Jonathan Smith, the first two proprietors of the name of Smith In the 
town of Peterborough. The materials for these biographies have been taken 
largely from sources already In print, reference to which is found on the 
margin in the appropriate places. These memoirs, together with chapters on 
Robert Smith of Moneymore, Ireland, father of William, and on the Scotch- 
Irish, constitute no inconsidersble contribution to the history of Peterborough. 
Though neither diaries nor letters were available in the compiling, the story of 
the lives of these two leading townsmen Is satisfactorily told, great assistance 
in the traditional details having been received from Mrs. Nancy (Smith) 
Foster, the last surviving child of Jonathan Smith. The binding Is handsome, 
and there Is a complete index. 

The Descendants of William Towne, who came to America on or about 1630 and 

settled in Salem, Mass. Complied by Edwin Eugene Towne. Newton- 

ville, Mass. Published by the Author. 1901. L. 8vo. pp. 368. III. 

In enumerating the sources of his materials for this genealogy, Mr. Towne 
mentions '* town records and histories, church, court and probate records, the 
records collected by the late William Bradford Towne, the * Towne Memorial ' 
of Edwin Hubbard, and the Historical and Genealogical Begister." From the 
Register are copied, as duly stated, ** Historical Memoranda of the Name in 
England, from A.D. 1274 to 1630," they forming the first section of this work. 
Sixty-two pages, comprising the fifth and sixth generations, are a transcript of 
the William Blanchard Towne Manuscript, in possession of this Society, with 
additions of dates, names and facts relative to nearly seventy names in the MS. 
In the earlier generations, the ** Towne Family Memorial" has been dealt with 
In the same manner. With these records Mr. Towne has incorporated much 
material derived from private sources, and covering more than half a century. 

The descendants of more than one hundred and fifty families omitted from 
previous manuscripts and publications are traced in this genealogy, and the 
greater part of them down to the present time, it having been the object of the 
compiler to include all branches of the name. 

Great labor and pains have been given in the compilation, and it is greatly to 
Mr. Towne*s credit that he has refused to include a coat of arms which, upon 
investigation, has been found not to belong to the William Towne of this book. 

The print is clear, the paper excellent, the binding substantial, and no less 
than seven Indexes assist the reader in examining the contents. 

We have to note an error in the name of the author of the Towne Manu- 

crlpt, as the middle name is Blanchard, not Bradford; and an incorrect date 

is assigned to the formation of the New Eng. Hist. Gen. Society. 

* * * 

J%e Ancestors, Kin and Descendants of John Warden and Narcissa (Davis) 
Warden, his Wife. Together with Becords of some other Branches of Warden 
Family in America. By William A. Warden. [Worcester, Mass.] 1901. 
6yo. pp. IV.+248. 111. Price, ^.00. Apply to author, Worcester, Mass. 

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102 BookNoHcts. [Jan.. 

This book d^eb» with the ancestry and descendants of the John Warden of 
the tltlc-paga^ Kindred Warden families occupy the remainder of the first part 
of the voluTne,*<pgether with records of other names collected in the course of 
the anthonV •researches. These names are Ashby, Bell, Bridge, Carpenter, 
Cannabei], "Harfee, Gore, Healy and Ferry. The second part consists of the 
Davis YifjAiy of Haverhill, Mass., of which the wife of John Warden was a 
merabe^.**7rhongh the genealogy was begnn with no thought of pablication,'4t 
is a^^i^nctlon well worthy of print. It is bound in cloth with half-tone 
illifetr^tions, and has a thorough index. 

^ iJU^ndants of Walter Woodvoorth of Scituate, Mass, Sketch of Samuel Wood' 
•**»,vforth and his Descendants. Samuel Wbodtoorth and his Poem, ** The Old Oaken 
*• • •'^Bucket.** Francis Chandler Woodwortht Author of the Bird Song, ** Chic-a-dee' 

dee" Poem by Nancy Adelia Woodworth, *• The Old Homestead." Woodtioofiks 
'. who were in the Revolutionary Army from Connecticut, Xexo York, etc. Elv^ah 

B. WooDwoRTH, Boston, Mass. 1901. 8vo. pp. 70. 

Old friends indeed do we meet In this book, finding in it the names of two 

writers of our childhood's songs. It is a volume well printed and bound. The 

method of numbering is peculiar, but clearly explained. There are two fac- 

V V simile copies of letters of the first named Samuel Woodworth. The index la 


Oeneulogy of the Wright Family from 1639 to 1901. Eight Generations. CJom- 
*•. piled and written by Rev. Henrt W. Wright of Petersburgh, Mich. A.D. 

1901. Middletown, Conn. : Pelham & King, Printers and Bookbinders. 1901. 
8vo. pp. 16. 

The particular *' Wright Family" whose genealogy is here given consists of 
the descendants, in part, of Benjamin Wright who came from England to Gail- 
ford, Conn., In the early years of its settlement. The pamphlet is well printed, 
and will prove of interest to the genealogist. 

American Series of Popular Biographies. Massachusetts Edition. This volume 
contains Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the CommofiwemUk 
of Massachusetts. Boston : Graves & Steinbarger, Publishers, 15 Court 6q., 
1901. Sq. 4to. pp. 1092. III. 

This volume concludes the enterprise undertaken about two years ago, which 
has met with the ever-growing favor of the public. The sketches coroprisedjn 
it, with few exceptions, have received the revision of their subjects. Whenever 
possible, pedigrees are added which impart to the work no inconsiderable genea- 
logical Importance. 

The book is most clearly printed, bound in full morocco, and illustrated with 
portraits of the first excellence. For such a collection of records, so presented, 
the publishers should receive thanks. 

Biographical and other Articles. By William C. Todd, A.B., President Of the 
New Hampshire Historical Society. Boston: Lee and Shepard. MCMI. 
1 vol., large 12mo. Portrait of Daniel Webster. Pp. 800. $1.50. 

Sir Francis Head, an English author, midway in the last century, published a 
compilation of his observations in and about Paris, under the title A FlEtggot 
of French Sticks. In like manner, Mr. Todd has *' faggotted " not only a season 
of travel, and sketches of people whom he met, but has Increased the value of his 
work by adding fugitive pieces from his pen on several celebrities in America* 
chiefiy political, whose careers he has analyzed and portrayed with uncoQunon 
8kill. The air of freshness, candor and spirited description which pervadea the 
book, secures relief from overdrawn or underdrawn relation. The acconpta 
presented of persons, events and places are neither tedious or monotonous. It 
presents information, to the present and coming generations, of personages eon« 
ceming whom a very dim concjeption is ordinarily attainable. In public Ubrarioa, 
particvdarly, where youthful scholars have access, it will fill desirable place, as 
it supplies clear ideas of public men who greatly infiuenoed the events of their 
' time. Not only are the subjects of these pages sharply outlined, but their oo« 
temporaries are fairly described in plain and unconfused narration. The whole 
treatment is historical, but not ^attotical. The book deserves a large sale. 


1902.] Book Notices. 103 

The HuUhinson Farm, WinchegUr, Mass. [By Thomas M. Hutchinson.] 
16mo. pp. 7, n.p. ; n.d. 

The Hatchinsons to whom this booklet relates are called '* The Hntchinsons 
of Charlestown," a branch separate from others of the name In America. As 
the farm has been in the possession of this family for one hundred and seventy- 
flTe years, the account of its owners during that period, as well as its previous 
possessors, will be found of interest. 

The Ptikh}ftery of Kansas City and Us Predecessors. 1821-1901. Historical 
Sketches and Statistical Matter. By John B. Hill. Published by the Presby- 
tery of Kansas City, Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. 
Kansas City : The Burd and Fletcher Printing Co. 1901. 8vo. pp. 836. 111. 

The history contained In this volume embraces a period of eighty years, begin- 
ning at the earliest operations of missionaries among the primitive inhabitants. 
Tliie book consists of an introduction treating of " Presbyteiianlsm in Missouri,*' 
and •• Ecclesiastical Records," followed by a '• Chronological Register," sketches 
of Presbyteries, Ministers and Churches, and concluding with Indexes of 
Churches and Ministers. The map Is of the Presbytery of Kansas City, and the 
illustrations are portraits of some of the eminent preachers of the denomination. 

A Becard of the Services of the Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Men of Kittery 
and Eliot, Maine, who served their Country on land and sea in the American 
Jtevolution, from 1775 to 1783: [By Lieut. Oliybb P. Remick, Kittery 
Depot, Maine.] Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers. [August, 1901.] 
8to. pp. 223. Cloth. Price $2.00, postpaid. Apply to the author. 

This volume, containing two alphabetical lists of 567 persons that enlisted 
from the town of Kittery, including Eliot, between 1776 and 1788, deserves com- 
mendation. The introduction of thirty pages contains a general account of the 
movements of the land and naval forces In which Kittery men were enlisted. 
The list of commissioned officers Includes Gen. William Whipple, the only 
sl^er of the Declaration of Independence who was a native of the District of 
Maine; but the list of non-commissioned officers is given due proportion, and 
both contain considerable biographical and genealogical Information. The 
appendix comprises the lists of the '* Raleigh" and of the "Ranger," besides 
several commissions. 

The author has done a creditable piece of work, for which he deserves our 
gratitude. Geo. W. Chamberlain. 

Weymouth, Mass. 

The Heroes of the American Revolution and their Descendants. Battle of Long 
Island. Illustrated. By Henry Whittemore. The Heroes of the Revolution 
Publishing Co. [New York, 1897.] Sra. 4to. pp. xxvli.-f43-(-211-|-194. 

The opening division of this work is a " Guide to the Battle of Long Island," 
with a plan of the battlefield. Then follows the •' Battle of Long Island," which 
iB narrated with a fullness that will doubtless render this henceforth the authori- 
tative account. Mr. Whittemore's long residence on the battle ground Insures 
a topographical accuracy which could not be expected of any other historian, 
wblle his experience In historical and genealogical research guarantees the value 
both of this volume of the Revolutionary series under his editorial supervision 
and also of the publications which are to follow. The second part of the work 
consists of two "Supplements to Section I. of the Heroes of the American 
Revolution and their Descendants. History of the Society of the Sons of the 
American Revolution, Including the Ancestral Line of its Founders and 
Bnllders." This part is indexed, and contains the records of several members 
whose ancestors were distinguished in Colonial or Revolutionary conflict. 
Besides its important contents, the volume Is noticeable for its fine illustrations, 
and altogether may be considered as promising much for the series of which It 
is the first " section," the design of the series being *' to combine the leading 
events of the Revolution with the personal record of its participants .... to- 
gether with their line of ancestry and descent.-" 

104 Book Notices. [Jan. 

Letters of Colonel Thomas Westbrook and others reUUive to Indian Affairs in 
Mainet 1722-1726. William Blake Tbask, A.M., Editor. Boston, Mass. : 
George E. Littleflcld, 67 CornhiU. 1901. L. 8vo. pp. 196. Portrait. 

The documents here publishad originally appeared in the Registeb. They 
relate to the Indian war in Maine, which is often called ** Dammcr*s War** from 
the fact that Lieutenant-Governor William Dummer was commander-in-chief 
during tlie struggle. From Dummer, Capt. Westbrook received his commission 
as Colonel. It is chiefly the orders and letters of the Lieutenant-Governor, and 
reports from the Colonel, that fill this volume. To these are added the nnster- 
rolls of thirty-six companies and eight armed vessels. 

Mr. Trask's notes possess the great value to be expected from one of bis 
ability and experience as a genealogist and historian. The portrait is that of 
William Dummer. Typography and binding are flue, and there are indexes of 
persons and places. 

History of the Military Company of the Massachusetts ^ now called t?ie Ancient and 
Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts. 1637''1888. By Olivkr 
Ayer Roberts, Historian of the Company. Volume IV. — 1866-1888. Bos- 
ton : Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 24 Franklin St. 1901. 4to. pp. xil.-f- 

This is the final volume of the notable series heretofore duly reviewed in the 
order of their appearance. Boston, and indeed the State of Massachusetts, 
may take piide in the completion of a work so closely connected with the entire 
history of the Commonwealth and its capital. The events recorded in this 
volume are those intervening between the establishment of peace after the Civil 
War and the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Company. The fidelity 
with which Mr. Roberts has performed his task is attested by the reception 
which the former portions of his work have already met. The same methods 
which secured the success of the preceding volumes have been employed in the 
present one. However laborious his task was, it must also have been a great 
pleasure to perform the part of annalist of an organization whose members hare 
been such dlsiingulshed examples of patriotism, public spirit and good citizen- 
ship. We congratulate both him and the Company on the accomplishment of 
the work, exhibiting alike the ability of the historian and the merits of the men 
who form the subject-matter of the history. 

The Battle of PelVs Point (or Pelham), Oct. 18, 1776. Being a Story of a 
Stubborn Fight. With a Map, and Illustrations from Original Photographs and 
Family Portraits. By William Abbatt. New York: Wm. Abbatt, 281 
Fourth Ave. 1901. 8vo. pp. 26. 

The engagement here narrated, although noticed by few historians, was 
nevertheless of an Importance well worthy of the pains bestowed on the subject 
by Mr. Abbatt. The conduct of the patriot leader. Col. John Glover, and his 
men elicited the congratulations of Washington, and fully merited this apprecia- 
tive memorial. The fine illustrations are all full-page. A bibliography is ap- 
pended, taken chlefiy from Dawson*s ** Westchester County in the Revolution.** 
The map includes the towns of Westchester, Eastchcster and Pelham, N. Y. 

Publications of the American Economic Association. Third Series, Vol. /., No. 4 ; 
Vol. II., No. 6. Currency and Banking in the Province of the Massachusetts' 
Bay. By Andrew McFarland Davis, Cambridge, Mass. Part I. : Currency. 
Part II. : Banking. Published for the American Economic Association by 
the Macmillan Company, New York. Part I., 1900, — 8vo. pp. x.-f478. 111. 
Part II., iPOi,— 8vo. pp. vi.+332. 111. Price, each part, $1.76 in paper, 
$3.00 in cloth. 

The country in general, and Massachusetts in particular, owes Mr. Davis a 
debt of thanks for this most valuable contribution to history. Made up of a 
series of papers wTltten upon the subject for the Quarterly Journal of Economicsf, 
the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Antiquarian Society, 
the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 
Mr. Davis has finally brought and connected together in these two Parts, replete 
with historical and antiquarian interest, the result of his great labor and research 
through sources obscure and hitherto unexplored. His subject, which vitally 

1902.] Booh Notices. 105 

•ffected the early politics of the country, has never been reached by historians, 
in the very soperflcial study heretofore given it. The f atore writers of New 
England history most either ose Mr. Davis's work as a text-book, or go to the 
original records — all of which records have been covered in the treatise. The 
many fall-page illastrations are both interesting and valuable, and there are 
copious i^pendlces and complete Indexes. H. £. Woods. 

JoumcU of tM Proceedings of the Convention of Delegates, convened at Hartford, 
Aug. 26, 1818, for the Purpose of Formiiig a Constitution of Civil Govern- 
ment for the People of the State of Connecticut. Hartford, Conn. : Printed by 
order of the Comptroller. 1901. 8vo. pp. 121. 

Of special importance in this Journal are the lists of delegates, furnished by 
the "yeas and nay^." 

TV Tunxis Indians. An Historical Address delivered at the Annual Meeting of 
the Village Library Company of Farmington, Conn., Sept. 11, 1901. By 
Julius Gay. Hartford Press : The Case, Lockwood and Brainard Company. 
1901. 8vo. pp. 21. 

Tf e should welcome every contribution to the history of that fated race whose 
destruction was rendered inevitable by the march of civilization. These interest- 
^8 pages, giving an account of the dealings between the whites and a friendly 
tribe of Indians, carry the reader to the usual termination of such narratives, 
the disappearance of the tribe from the earth. The address is a fitting memorial 
of those who have left so little to otherwise recall them. 

A Chronological Becord of the Principal Events that have occurred in Amesbury, 
Massachusetts, from the Organization of the Tovm ofMerrimac in 1638 to 1900. 
By Emily B. Smith. Amesbury : J. £. Brierly, Printer. 1901. 8vo. pp. 88. 

This neat pamphlet contains materials from town and church records, news- 
^mpera and miscellaneous sources, together with Mr. Merrill's history of the 
town, all of which have been arranged in a form adapted to ready reference, 
rendering the compilation very useful. 

Vital Secords of the Toion of Auburn (formerly Ward), Massachusetts, to the 
end of the year 1850. With the Inscriptions from the Old Burial Grounds. 
Collected and arranged by Franklin P. Rice, Worcester, Mass. : Published 
by Franklin P. Rice. 1900. L. 8vo. pp. xiii-|-142. 

This is one of the works for whose publication the Systematic History Fund 
was established, of which Mr. Rice is the Trustee. The object of the Fund is 
for more than antiquarian and genealogical research alone, its design being to 
flave and put in order and within reach of the public those materials which form 
the basis of history. 

As to the present publication, it contains in full the vital records of the town 
of Auburn as furnished by the town books, while the inscriptions mentioned in 
the title are from the two older burial grounds, all alphabetically arranged. As 
the Fund can be applied only to material dating previous to 1850, the Editor 
has, at his own charge, added such inscriptions as are of a later period. 

As the records of Auburn are closely related to those of Worcester, Leicester, 
Sutton and Oxford, and are, in a special sense, supplementary to those of the 
flrst-named town, this work is only a small portion of Mr. Rice's undertaking 
with respect to the history of Central Massachusetts. Should his plan be car- 
ried out in the manner exemplified by his work thus far, he will contribute to 
the historical materials of the section indicated the really indispensable ele- 

An interesting historical note relating to the organization and naming of the 
town contains the '* Order establishing the South Precinct or Parish of Worces- 
ter," which gives the names of the first residents of the town, the records of 
whose posterity make the contents of this volume. 

The book is admirably printed on heavy paper, with wide margins, and the 
family names in faced type. They are to be congratulated who possess one of 
the one hundred and fifty copies, for whose publication the Fund provides. 

106 Book J^oiicea*. [Jan* 

The 'Becords of tfhe Town of Cambridge (formerly Newtowne)^ Mousaekusetta* 
1630-1 703. The Becords of the Town Meetings and the Selectmen^ C4>mprisini; . 
all of the first Volume of Becords, and being Volume XL of the printed Becorda 
of the Town. Printed by order of the City Coancil ander the direction of the 
City Clerk. Cambridge. 1901. L. 8vo. pp. vi.-f-897. 111. Map. 

The ideotical information to be obtained from the old manuscript Records of 
Cambridge is now to be found in print, as the original is here reproduced In Its 
minutest details. The certification of the City Clerk to the correctness of the 
copy gives it the same value for Court purposes as the original itself. This 
superb volume affords an example of provident care for ancient records which 
should everywhere be imitated. The book is printed by the University Press, 
contains nine reproductions of the original pages, and anoap of Cambridge as It 
existed in 1635. 

The part borne by Miss Sarah S. Jacobs in the making of the volnme should 
be gratefully acknowledged, as she prepared the copy, and also the elaborate in- 

Old Eliot. Dr. J. L. M. Willis, Editor. Vol. IV. No. IV. Eliot, Me. Oc- 
tober, 1901. 8vo. pp. 187-200. 

The principal contents of this number are a continuation of '*Fogg's Early 
Families of Eliot and Klttery, Maine," '' Historical Glimpses of Kittery/' and 
•• Diary of Lieut. John Frost, Jr., of Eliot." 

** Old Eliot'* was started in 1897 as a " Monthly Magazine of the History and 
Biography of the Upper Parish of Klttery, now Eliot." It is now, however, a 
quarterly publication. A glance at the lists of its contents during the five 
years of its existence shows Its great historical and genealogical value. In 
these days of increased genealogical interest records such as these are not only 
of local but of universal utility. 

1651-1901. Souvenirs of Medfield. I. A VisU to an Early Homestead. 11. 
A Sunday in the Old Meeting House. By WiLLLkM S. Tildex. Boston. 1901. 
2 pamphlets. 12mo. pp. 22 ; 28. 111. 

Correct and amusing sketches; but It is certain that a mistake is made in 
putting the word '* came " into the mouth of people who used " see " for the past 

Morristown, New Jersey, in the Spanish-American War, by Rev. A. M; Shkrmait.* 
Illustrated. Jerseyman Office, Morrlstown, N. J. 1900. 8vo. pp. vi.+183. 

It is unfortunate, in relating the actions of men who took part in what is 
called in the preface '* The Great Humanitarian War,** that, in the enumeration 
of the " Causes of the Spanish- American War," the first words that meet the eye 
are, " Destruction of the Maine in Havana Harbor." The record of the brave 
and often brilliant actions, however, as detailed in this volnme, is of extreme 
interest to every admirer of American bravery, and must be especially so to the 
fellow-townsmen of Morrlstown. The last two chapters, *• The Defenders of 
National Honor," and '' Letters from the War," relate most directly to the im- 
mediate subject of the book, as containing the roll of men who enlisted from 
Morrlstown and its vicinity. 

Vital Becords of Northborough, Massachusetts, to the end of the year I860.' 
The larger part from the Copy made by Oilman B. Howe, Formerly Town 
Clerk. Published by Franklin P. Rice, Worcester, Mass. 1901. L. 8vo. 
pp. 158. 

This is another of the model publications of Mr. Rice, the Trustee of the 
Systematic History Fund. It contains all the births, marriages and deaths in 
Northborough before Jan. 1, 1851, which are found in church and town records 
and burial-ground Inscriptions. Among the prominent names are Allen, Bab> 
cock. Ball, Bailey, Bartlett, Beaman, Blgelow, Billings, Brlgham, Brace, 
Caruth, Crosby, Dalyrlmple. Davis, Eager, Fay, Felton, Gale, Gassett, Gates, 
Goddard, Goodnow, Green, Harrington, Hastings, Holbrook, Howard, Howe» 
Hudson, Hunt, Keyes, Mahan, Maynard, Miller, Morse, MunroCt Newton» 
Norcross, Oakes, Parmenter, Patterson, Potter, Rice, Russell, Sawtell, Seaver, 
Stone, Stratton, Temple, Tomblln, Valentine, Ward, Warren, Wheeler, Whit- 
ney, Williams, Wood and Wyman. Some of these names are found as early aa 
1700 ; the majority, however, occur after 1750. 

1902.] Booh Notices. 107 

The printer's art is as admirably shown in this volnme of the series, as in the 
others which it has been oar pleasure to notice. 

The Early Records of the Toton of Portsmouth. Edited in accordance with a Iteso- 
lution of the General Assembly by the Librarian of the Rhode Island Ilistorical 
Society. Providence, R. I.: F. L. Freeman & Sons, State Printers. 1901. 
L. 8vo. pp. xil.-f462. 

The local historical valne of this volume is very great. The old book of Re- 
cords of Portsmouth, R. I., is here reproduced with rigid accuracy. Though it 
largely consists of the proceedings of the town council, yet there are numerous 
other records of historical and genealogical interest, such as deeds, wills, 
powers of attorney, indentures, &c. The book is printed and bound in excellent 
style, and is provided with a thorough index. Specimens of town clerks' hand- 
writing form an appropriate frontispiece. 

The Early Records of the Town of Providence. Vol. XVI. Being the Records 
contained in Will Book No. 2, from Sept. 12, 1716, to Jan. 7, 1728-9. 
Printed under authority of the City Council of Providence by Horatio 
RoGERsand Edward Field, Record Commissioners. Providence: Snow and 
Famhara, City Printers. 1901. Sq. 8vo. pp. iv +624. 

This volume continues the methods used in printing the previous numbers of 
this series, and is furnished with indexes of subjects, miscellanies, and names, 
with one comprising Indian names alone. The print is beautifully clear, and the 
work in every way reflects credit on the authority that issued it, and on Ihose 
who had the care of its preparation. 

Raymond, New Hampshire, fifty years ago. An Address at the *' Old Home 
Week Celebration,*' Raymond, N. H., Aug. 20, 1901. By David H. Brown. 
Chicago; The Lakeside Press. 1901. S. 8vo. pp. 16. 

A most enjoyable paper, whose fldelity to facts will be attested by every 
New Englander whose memory embraces fifty years, as Mr. Brown's delightful 
reminiscences will be found to strikingly resemble those of every child of the 
period described. 

Quinabaug Historical Leaflets. Vol. I. Nos. 1-6. Southbridge as a Pole 
Parish. By ^V. J. Litchfield. The Southbridge of our Ancestors, its 
Homes and its People. By Lucius E. Ammidown. Old Houses in Stur- 
bridge. By Charles V. Corey. 12mo. pp. 68. 

These sketches of '» Honest Town" and Sturbridge are most deliglitful 
reading, bringing one into contact with humanity in its New England phase 
with a sense of reality. Such materials would be very useful to the novelist 
proposing to write a story after the type of ** Oldtown Folks." 

Th0 Historic/il Address delivered at the Celebration of the Two Hundred and Fif- 
tieth Anniversary of the Incorporation of the Town of Topsfield, Mass., Attg. 
16, 1900. By George Francis Dow. The Merrill Preys', Topsfield. 1900. 
8vo. pp. 22. III. 

A Sketch of Topsfield Parish, Essex Co., Eng., by Rev. H. B. Barnes, Rector 
of St. Margaret's, and the History and Antiquities of Topsfield Parish, Essex 
Co., Eng., by Philip Morant, Chelmsford, 1816. Annotated and edited by 
Oboroe Francis Dow. Reprinted from the Topsfield, Mass., 250th Anni- 
versary Proceedings. The Merrill Press, Topsfield, Mass. 8vo. pp. 30. III. 

These two beautifully illustrated pamphlets present in an attractive form a 
description of the English Topsfield of to-day, with an account of the. manors 
into which it was anciently divided, as a very appropriate addendum to the liis- 
tory of the American Topsfield which Mr. Dow has so interestingly narrated. 
8nch an interlinking of the pleasant English village and its no less pleasant 
namesake is a happy idea very happily executed. 

TV History of Warren, Rhode Island, in the War of the Revolution, 1776-1783. 
By Virginia Baker. Published by the author, Warren, R. I. 1901. 12 mo. 
pp. 68. Price $1.00, post paid. Address the autiior, Box 44, Warren, R. I. 

In this clearly printed book is contained a well written sketch, drawn from 
ftoorces published and unpublished, of the part borne in the Revolution by one 


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of the most floDrlshlDg of the maritime towns of Xew England. It is exceed- 
ingly graphic, and most afford great gratification to the descendants of those 
whose patriotic services are described. There is an appendix consisting of 
mostcr rolls, a ** Valuation list " of Warren in 1778, an account of losses sns- 
tained, and many historical notes. The book is bonnd in clotb» and has for 
frontispiece a picture of ** Burr's Tavern." 

A Historical Sermon delivered on the One Hundred and Seventy-Fifth Anniver- 
sary of Chriift Church, Boston. Also Historical Notes on its name The North 
Church, etc. By C. W. Duane, Rector. Press of Wm. A. Carrie & Co., Bos- 
ton, Mass. [1901]. 8vo. pp. 67. 

Although nothing is lacking in the sermon so far as concerns the strictly 
ecclesiastical aspect of the history of the church, yet its limits permitted only 
allusions to certain matters which, in the ** Historical Notes,** are fully treated « 
Note VI. clearly proves the claim of the church to the appellation of ** North 
Church ** in the eighteenth century. 

1826-1901. Historical Sermon preached on the occasion of the Seventy-fifth 
Anniversary of the First Baptist Church in Framingham, Mass.y by Rev. 
Franklin Hutchinson. [Framingham. 1901.] 8vo. pp. 15. III. 

This is a church history which is treated in a thorough manner. 

The Old and the New. An Occasional Magazine devoted to the institutions an(l 
history of the town of Hartford, Vermont. Hartford Library Association^ 
1883, Ladies' Beading Club, 1884. Hartford Free Library, 1893. July U 
1901. Hartford, Vt., 8vo. pp. 69. lU. Plan. 

This is an exceedingly readable pamphlet, containing the programs of the 
Ladies* Reading Clnb for the last eight years, together with historical and anec- 
dotal matter furnished by the members of the Hartford Afternoon Club, col- 
lected from tradition, record s, inscriptions and letters. Its family sketches 
cannot fail to be of more than local value. 

The Register of the Lynn Historical Society, Lynn, Mass,, for the year 1900. 
Lynn, Mass. : The Nichols Press. 1901. 8vo. pp. 64. III. 

Besides the usual reports, this publication contains an article upon *' The 
Flagg-Gray House," and a section devoted to ** Necrologies." 

The Pioneer Women of Wyoming, an Address before the Wyoming Valley Chap- 
ter, D. A. R. By Frkderick C. Johnson, M. D. Wilkes-Barr^, Pa. 190K 
8vo. pp. 36. 

Without attempting chronological order, and as far as possible confining tho 
narrative to the earliest settlement of Wyoming and to the massacre of 1778» 
this address illustrates the heroism of the women by an abundance of instances 
of almost incredible hardship. The domestie life of the times is also minutely 
described. The pamphlet convincingly shows the important but often unrecog- 
nized part enacted by women in pioneer enterprises. 

Report of the Proceedings of the Wyoming Commemorative Association, on the oe^ 
casion of the 123d Anniversary of the Battle and Massacre of Wyoming, July^ 
3rd, 1901. [Wilkes-Barr4, Pa. : Press of the Wilkes-Barrfi Record. 1901.] 
8vo. pp. 22. 

After the usual lists of oflBcers and members, and a "Report of Exercises,** 
appears Dr. E. D. Warfl eld's address, " Our Debt to the Pioneer," In which the 
pioneers of dififerent regions of the country are Justly praised. 

Matricul of the Augustus Ev. Luth. Congregation of New Providence, Pennsylvania, 
usually called the Old Trappe Church. 1729-1777. Copied, collated and ar- 
ranged by Julius Frikdrich Saohsb. Part 1.— Baptisms. Reprinted from 
Proceedings of the Pennsylvania-German Society, Vol. VI, 1896. 1896. 8vo^ 
pp. 90. III. 

The Evangelical Lutheran Church, at Trappe, New Providence Township,. 
Montgomery Co., is one of the oldest in Pennsylvania, having been formed very 
early In the eighteenth century. The first entry in the register here publlsheil 

1902.] Book Kotices. 109 

is by Pastor Johann Caspar Stoever, in 1730. At this period the entries are in- 
frequent and not chronological. The subsequent records are in r^ular order. 
It is a register of unurpassesd historical importance, typographically excellent, 
and is embellished ^ith full page illustrations. 

Colonel Isaac Barret 1726-1802, Orator, Soldier, Statesman, and Friend of the 
American Colonies, by Sidney Robt Minbr, Recording Secretary of the 
Wyoming Historical and Geological Society. Head before the Society, Nov. 16, 

1900, and reprinted from the Proceedings, Vol. VI, 1901. Wllkes-Barrd, Pa. 

1901. L. 8vo. pp. 24. 111. 

The public should be grateful to the author of this biography of a man who, 
although so prominent among his contemporaries, has been so little noticed by 
succeeding generations. Adjutant General and Lieutenant General, member 
of Parliament, cabinet officer, Governor of Sterling Castle, Vice-Treasurer of 
Ireland, Privy Councillor, Treasurer of the Navy, Paymaster of the Army, and 
Clerk of the Pells, he certainly has merited fame by the display of his versatile 
talents as well as by his advocacy of the cause of the American Colonies. Mr. 
Miner's sketch is in every sense good, in matter, style and spirit. 

In Memoriam : Harriet Cooper Spencer De Costa. New York. Privately printed. 
1901. 12mD. pp. 18. 111. 

Preceded by a poem, this sketch outlines the life of a beautiful character, that 
of the wife of the Rev. B. F. De Costa. It is a tribute of ajQTection, indeed, but 
its object well merited this tenderly appreciative record of her virtues and her 

John Foulsham. Hingham, England, 1638. Hingham, Mass., 1638. Exeter, 
N. H., 1659. By Walter K. Watkins. [Reprinted from the Year Book of 
the Mass. Society of Colonial Wars.] 8vo. pp. 7. 111. 

An interesting sketch, accompanied by illustrations of equal interest. 

The Discovery of the Remains of Major-Qeneral Nathaniel Chreene, first President 
of the Bhode Island Cincinnati. Address by Hon. Asa Bird Gardiner, Presi- 
dent of the R. I. State Society of the Cincinnati. Delivered in Representa- 
tives* Chamber, State House, Newport, R. I., July 4, 1901, at the Annual 
Commemorative Celebration of the Society. Published by the Society. [New 
York. 1901.] 8vo. pp. 80. 

After a brief sketch of Gen. Greene's career, the main subject of the address 
Is treated in an especially interesting manner, recounting the efforts that re- 
sulted in the discovery of remains whose place of interment had been unknown 
for more than a century. 

Memoir of Edward Elbridge Salisbury. By Mart Perkins Quincy. Boston : 
Press of David Ciapp & Son. 1901. 4to. pp. 9. Portrait. 

This reprint from the Register of Oct., 1901, appears in beautiful form, and 
will widen the circle of readers of an excellent memorial of a foremost Amer- 
ican scholar. 

Memoir of William Henry Whitmore. By William S. Appleton. (Reprinted 
from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, May, 1901.) 
Cambridge: John Wilson & Son, University Press. 1901. 8vo. pp. 16. 

The memoir, which gives the facts of Mr. Whitmore's life in business and in 
public office, and also recounts his achievements as a man of letters, is followed 
by Mr. Appleton's address at the meeting of the Mass. Hist. Soc, Oct. 11, 
1900, traversing similar ground, and concludes with a bibliography of Mr! 
Whilraore*s works, which "may almost be said to be the best memoir of his 
life,*' to quote Mr. Appleton's expression. 

Records of the Court of Assistants of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay, 1630- 
1692. Printed under the Supervision of John Noble, Clerk of the Supreme 
Judicial Court. Vol. I. Boston : Published by the County of Suffolk. 1901. 
Rockwell & Churchill Press, Boston. 8vo. pp. xili.-|-688. 

•* During the early years of the Colony of the Massachusetts Bay,'* writes 
Mr. Noble in the preface,. ** the powers and duties of the Governor aud the 

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Assistants sitting as a Court of Assistants for the trial of causes, civil and 
criminal, were not distiugnished from ttie powers and duties of the same mag- 
istrates acting in the executive and legislative capacities under the Charter.'' 
Gradually, however, a separation of the functions, which resulted in the Court 
of Assistants becoming a purely judicial body, took place; in 1634 the legis- 
lative function was surrendered, in 1660 the Magistrates sitting as a Council 
had a separate record, and by 1673 the Court had become a purely judicial 
body. We have before us the Records of this Court from 1673 to 1692, the 
earliest records — or rather such portions of them as can be recovered — being 
reserved for a future volume. Of the difficulties and perplexities which had to 
be overcome in the editing of such a worlc, the reader will get some slight 
notion from the two pnges of manuscript given in facsimile ; but they will be 
fully appreciated only by those who have had some experience in deciphering 
the crabbed handwriting of the seventeenth century. In this case, It may be 
added, the writing is mainly that of the faithful Secretary whose name i» 
linlied so closely with that of Massachusetts during the Colonial period, — 
Edward Rawson. In the preparation of the volume for the press, Mr. Noble 
has had the invaluable assistance of Mr. William P. Upbara. The functions of 
the Court having, as already stated, become purely judicial by 1673, no doubt 
it is the student of legal procedure who will welcome this volume the most 
warmly. But it presents many interesting features besides legal ones. When, 
in 1675, our neighbors of Plymouth tried three Indians for the murder of John 
Sassamon, it was *' judged very expedient by the Court, that together with this 
iinglish jury aboue named, some of the most indiffcrentest, grauest, and sage 
Indians should be admitted to be with the said jury," and hence six Indians 
Mere associated with the twelve English jurors (Plymouth Colony Records, 
V. 168). From the present volume we learn that in 1674 Tom Indian was tried 
by a •' Jury of twelve men six English & six Indians," and that in 1685 Joseph 
Indian was tri'jd by "a Jury of one halfe English & the other halfe Indians'* 
(pp. 22, 296). It would be curious to know why Indian jurors were allowed In 
these cases and not in others to which Indians were a party. Many of the 
cases are civil cases brought on appeal from other courts, and many others are 
aomiralty cases. There were four trials for witchcraft and two for familiarity 
with the devil; but tliere was only one conviction. Other criminal trials were 
for counterfeiting, concealing goods, slander, blasphemy, playing cards, re- 
proacliing authority, and other otlences which will very readily occur to 
those familiar with the times. We find here the records of several of the 
worthies at wh<>se execution Cotton Mather played no inconspicuous part, and 
whose memories he has embalmed in his Pillars of Salt. We have also the 
case of Maria, tlie negro woman who by some is thought to have been burned 
to death, though Mr. Noble has elsewhere himself ably upheld a different view. 
The fair trial accorded to Basco, a negro slave, accused of a rape upon his 
master's daughter, is commended to the attention of our Southern brethren. 
As for punislnnents, there is the usual array of whippings, of standing on the 
giilows or in tlie pillory with a paper signifying the crime; but there are sev- 
eral of a less mild nature. Two men, for perfidious dealings with the Indians, 
were condemned "to Run the Gantlop" through the military companies in 
Boston (pp. 102, 103) ; another was to have his ear nailed to the pillory for an 
hour and then to have it cut off (p. 67) ; another was to lose both ears (p. 146) ; 
while another was to have his tongue pierced with a hot iron (p. 254). On the 
other hand, the sentence of nailing and cutting off the ear was remitted on 
petition ; a prisoner was allowed " to goe to the Ordinances of Christ in Boston 
as also to vissit his sick wife w*^ his keeper" (p. 21) ; and a woman condemned 
to execution was reprieved and meanwhile permitted " to Returne home w^ 
Jiir husband to Newl)ery Prouided she goe not aboue sixteen Rods from her 
Oune house . . . except to the meeting house" (p. 190). But many things are 
of a much less weighty character. In his Diary, under the dates of November 
12, December 17, 1685, and January 29, February 4, July 28, 1686, Sewall 
records that Francis Stepney, a dancing master, "seeks to set up here and 
hatli mixt Dances," that Mr. Moodey *' s>aid 'twas no time for N. E. to dance," 
that Stopney "is ordered not to keep a Dancing School," that he was fined 
£100, that he appealed, and that " he runs away for Debt." The volume before 
us has something about Stepney's appeal, but it also shows that Stepney had a 
precursor of whom there is perhaps no mention elsewhere. In 1681 the Boston 


Bbok Notices, 111 

Belectmen presented ** to this Court m' Henry Sherlot a frenchmafB j< is newly 
come into this Towne as he saj'^ a Dancing master &c a person very Insolent 
& of ill fame that Ranes & scoffes at Religion of a Turbulent spirit no way fltt 
to be tollerated to live in this place,'* and desired that he might be ** remooved 
A sent away not only out of this Towne but Colony as a person not w^ safety 
to be Admitted to live amongst vs,** and the Court voted that " m^ sherlot the 
frenchman dancer & fencer be remooved out of the Country" (p. 197). A few 
years earlier a man (not a Quaker) had been whipped for '* his endeavoring to 
make disturbance of the people in time of publick worship on the last Lords 
day in the 8<^ meeting house in Boston by Going in w^ only a dirty firock of 
Cajivice all bloody & no other cloaths " (p. 127). Mr. Henry Jenkins was found 
** Guilty of saying that he was as Good a man as m' stoddard" (p. 201). 
W. Kelso brought suit against the master of a ship *' for that he the sajd master 
hath Gonne beyond his powc & authority in tirannically & most cruelly beating 
and abusing him aboard sajd ship for no other reason but because he would 
not doe the office of a cooke not being bound thereto & shipt only for his 
chirugeon" (p. 174). English bishops will be pleased to learn that a marriage 
with a deceased husband's brother was declared illegal (p. 361). Joseph 
Downes was bound over for reporting that the '* Indians had powder & shot 
sold to them under a pretence of cut Tobacco," but later acknowledged that 
*'he spake unadvisedly" (p. 357). This recalls what at a later day franklin 
said of the Quakers in Pennsylvania. Solicited for a grant of money for 
powder, they said that *' they could not grant money to buy powder, because 
that was an ingredient of war ; but they voted an aid to New England of three 
thousand pouuds, to be put into the hands of the governor, and appropriated 
it for the purchasing of bread, flour, wheat, or other grain^'* and the Governor 
understood ''very well their meaning; other grain is gunpowder" (Works, 
i. 221). It is pleasant to note a man with the Christian name of HateEvlll 
(p. 147), an Indian rejoicing in the name of Mumucksuncasusucquater (p. 54), 
and that the master of a Quebec ship was one <* Millevashe (or Thousand Cow) " 
(p. 853). Nor should an amusing petition by Isaac Waldron be overlooked 
(p. 90). Finally, in the verb ** to chancery," we appear to have a legal Ameri- 
canism which has not yet found its way into the dictionaries. In short, 
supplementing both the Colony Records and the Boston Town Records, this 
volume is indispensable alike to the student of legal procedure, of history, of 
genealogy, and of the manners and customs which serve to bring so vividly 
before us the life of a bygone age. The index Is very full, fllllng pp. 397-588, 
is most conveniently arranged for easy reference, and, having been submitted 
to a severe test, has been found entirely adequate except In a few trililug 
instances. Under Crimes are grouped, In the order named, adultery, murder, 
witchcraft, burglary, lying, piracy, assault, treason and arson. It would have 
been more convenient had the sub-headings been arranged alphabetically. The 
Indian jury at p. 296 Is duly recorded, but not the one at p. 22. Under Bond 
there should be a reference to p. 21. Under Selling Is noted the selling of 
Indians at pp. 86-88, 91, but not the selling (doubtless as servants) of other 
persons at pp. 147, 200, 284, 296, 350. And surely those Quakers who were 
told that if they transgressed a second time "the law would be too hard for 
them " deserve mention (p. 12). There Is no entry under Libel, 

With Its open typography — the type representing the characters and abbrevi- 
ations used In the original writing having been specially cast — and Its neat 
binding, the volume reflects credit upon the county, the editor, and the 
printer ; and those in any way interested in Massachusetts will hope for the 
speedy appearance of Vol. II. Albert Matthews. 

BoUoH^ Jdass. 

History of Class of 1874, Bovsdoin College. 1874—2899, By Charlf^ J. 
Palmer, Class Secretary. Privately printed. S. 8vo. pp. 82. n.p. ; u.d. 

Two poems of merit, by Samuel V. Cole, precede the history of the class. 
The biographical notices evince the pains taken by Mr. Palmer to secure the 
greatest possible amount of Information. In his case, however, as in every 
similar one, effort has not always met proper response. It should be the plea- 
sure of those concerned to help complete histories of this nature as being not 
t>oIy of private interest but perhaps of public benefit. 

112 Book Notices. [Jan. 

Franklin and Marshall College Obituary Hecord, No. 6. Vol. II. Part I. 
Lancaster, I^a. Foblisheil by the Franklin and Marshall College Alumni 
Association. June, 1901. 8vo. pp. 89. 

l^his is the continuation of an excellent undertaking whose object Is to an- 
nually publish sketches of the graduates of the above-named institution, whose 
deaths have been reported during the year. 

Harvard College, The Class of 1876. Seventh Beport of the Secretary covering 
the Class History for Twenty-five Tears to MDCCCL Printed for the use of 
the Class. The Merrymount Press, Boston. 1901. 8vo. pp. xii + 157. 

This beautifully printed book recounts in the preface the changes which 
twenty-five years have brought about at Harvard, a retrospection that intro- 
duces the '' Record of the Class." Marriages, births, deaths, statistics and ad- 
dresses, close the volume. 

History of the Tale Class of 1873i (Academic,) Compiled by Frsdbrick J. 
Shbpakd, Class Secretary, n. p. [1901.] 8vo. pp. 287. 

Besides the ** Biographical Record,*' this history contains " Class Reunions,** 
** Class Publications'* and a ** Class Bibliography,** together with '* SUtistical 
Tables,** an ** Address List,** and an account of the first football match won by 

The Canadian Antiquarian and Numismatic Journal. Published by the Numis- 
matic and Antiquarian Society o/ Montreal. Chateau de Bamezay. Third 
Series. Vol. III. C. A. Marchand, Printer to the Numismatic Society, 88 
St. Lambert Hill, Montreal. 8vo. pp. Ix + 190. 111. 

The contents of the present number of this admirably printed periodical are 
the '* Journal de M. Thomas Vercheres de Boucherville,** which is in French 
and occupies nearly the whole of the magazine; ** Two Canadian Golden 
Medals;" and '' Lists of Donations in 1900.** In the Introduction to the Jour- 
nal is found a short genealogical account of the family of Boucher de Boucher- 
ville. The Journal itself is divided into two parts, 1. ** Journeys to the 
Pays 'd'en Haut (Upper Country),'* and 2. '*The War (1812-'18) with the Amer- 
icans.*' The ** Golden Medals " commemorate the marriage of William Dnm- 
mer Powell to Ann Murray, and of Daniel Sutherland to Margaret Robertson. 

Proceedings and Transactions of the Boyal Society of Canada. Second Series.-^ 
Vol. VL Meeting of May, 1900. For sale by James Hope & Son, Ottawa; 
The Copp-CIark Co. (Limited), Toronto; Bernard Quaritch, London, £ng. 

1900. L. 8vo. Variously paged. 111. 

Among the important contents of this volume we particularly note Sections 
I. and II. of the Transactions, ** French and English History, Literature, 
Archaiology, etc."; and of the articles we would specify, ** Rogers, Ranger and 
Loyalist," and '* Diary of Nicholas Garry, Deputy Governor of the Hudson*s 
Bay Co. from 1822-1836." The remainder of the volume is largely occupied 
by *' Reports from Associated Literary and Scientific Societies in Canada,** and 
papers on mathematical, chemical, geological and biological subjects. 

Massachusetts Society of the Sons of the American Bevolution, Begister for 

1901. With Lists of Soldiers , Sailors, and Patriots at whose burial-places 
Markers have been placed. Boston : Published by the Society* 1901. 8vo. 
pp. 186+68. III. 

Massachusetts Society of Sons of the American Bevolutiont Soldiers and Sailors 
whose Graves are designated by Markers. Boston : Published by the Society. 
1901. pp. 68< 

The '* markers *' here mentioned are In the form of a cross either of bronze 
or iron, in the centre of which is the " Minute-man," copied from the statue 
erected at Concord Bridge. Markers have been placed at 4,617 graves. The 
names of the persons buried therein are published in this volume, the names 
being arranged under the towns in which the graves are found. The book, 
with its excellent letter-press, is admirably adapted to preserve the record of 
the markers and soldiert. 

1902.] Booh Notices. 113 

8on» of the BefooluHon in tfie State of Iowa. Begister of Officers and MemberSf 
1901, and Supplement to Year-Book of 1900. 8vo. pp. 18, n.p. ; n.d. 

.^fiuoZ Proceedings Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the BevoltUion. 1900- 
1901. Philadelphia. 1901. 8vo. pp. 78. 111. 

Wyoming Valley Chapter. Daughters of the American Bevolution. 1901-1902. 
16 mo. pp. 18, n.p; n.d. , 

Tear-Book of the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Massachu- 
setts, for 1900. Publication— No. 6. Boston : Printed for the Society. 1901. 
8to. pp. 141. HI. Map. 

77^ General Society of Mayflower Descendants. Meetings ; Officers and Members 
arranged in State Societies; Ancestors and their Descendants. Published by 
order of The General Congress. 1901. L. 8vo, pp. 447. 

This Tolnme indicates lavish expendltnre, printed, as It Is, on specially made 
paper, bound in half morocco, and adorned with full-page Illustrations. Its 
contents refer to the General Society and twelve State Societies, expanded by 
the addition of sketches of the Mayflower ancestors. 

Ancestor Hunting. Some Account of a Week spent in Windham County, Ver- 
mont, during the month of July, 1901. By Hamline E. Robinson. Mary- 
Tille, Mo. Privately printed by the Author. 1901. 12mo. pp. 12. Portrait. 

The quaint epitaphs copied furnish the principal Interest In this brochure, 
which pleasantly narrates what proved to the author a very agreeable journey. 

Annual Beports of the Cemetery Department of Boston for the Fiscal Years 1897- 
1901. 4 vols. 8vo. Boston : Municipal Printing Office. 1898-1901. III. 

Deserving special mention are the full-page illustrations of burial-grounds, In 
the last two reports. 

The Evolution of the Boston Medal. A Monograph by Howard Payson Arnold. 
Printed for private distribution. Boston. 1901. 8vo. pp. 81. 

In the Public Library of the city of Boston Is a gold medal voted by the Con- 
tinental Congress to General Washington for his ** wise and spirited conduct in 
the siege and acquisition of Boston.'* It is this medal whose fortnnes are nar- 
rated In this pamphlet. Its story Is one which should be read by all admirers 
of Washington. 

Catalogue of the Colbum Collection of Portraits and Autographs. Boston : Old 
State Honse. Published by the Bostonian Society. 1901. L. 8vo. pp. 124 

The collection here catalogued was made by Jeremiah Colbum, of Boston, 
and Is of great historical Interest, as it comprises portraits and autographs of 
nearly every person prominent In American political annals, down to the end 
of the last century. They may be seen on application to the Clerk of the Bos- 
tonian Society, Old State House, Boston. 

lAst of Family Genealogies in Library of Connecticut Historical Society. Cor- 
rected to Aug. 31, 1901. Hartford: Published by the Society. 1901. 8vo. 
pp. 80. 

An interleaved pamphlet, giving a list of about fifteen hundred genealogies, 
with authors, dates of publication, and number of pages. 

The Province Snow, ''Prince of Orange.'* By Waldo Lincoln. From Pro- 
ceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, at the Semi-Annual Meeting, 
April 24, 1901, Worcester, Mass., U. S. A. Press of Charles Hamilton, 311 
Main St. 1901. L. 8vo. pp. 57. 

This Is the history of the first American naval vessel that engaged In combat. 
She was of one hundred and eighty tons burthen, and was commanded by Capt. 
Edward Tyng, of Boston. Her rig was like that of a brig, excepting that she 
had a trysailmast Just abaft the mainmast. This kind of craft, called *' snow^*' 
was common In her days. 

Following the history of the vessel are two appendices, the first containing 
** Extracts from Massachusetts Archives and Records of the Court and Coun-* 
cil" relating to the building, etc., of the ** Prince of Orange," and the second 

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eonsisting of ** Extracts from Boston Newspapers," referring to similar facts. 
In the first appendix are found the muster rolls of companies under the com- 
mand of Capt. Edward Tyng. 

Library of Congress, Division of Bibliography, A Union List of Periodicals, 
Transactions and Allied Publications currently received in the Principal 
Libraries of the District of Columbia. Compiled under the direction of A. P. 
C. GiiiKFix, Chief of Division of Bibliography. Wkshington : Government 
Printing Office. 1901. Sq. 4to. pp. 816. 

Library of Congress. Division of Manuscripts. A Calendar of Washington 
Manuscripts in the Library of Congress, Compiled under the direction of 
Heubkut Frirdenwald. Washington ; Government Printing Office. 1901. 
4to. pp. 315. 

Library of Congress. Division of Maps and Charts. A List of Maps of America 
in the Library of Congress, preceded by a List of Works relating to Carto- 
graphy. By P. Lee Philups, Chief of the Division of Maps and Charts. 
Washington : Government Printing Office. 1901. 4to. pp. 1137. 

A Check List of American Newspapers in the Library of Congress. Compiled 
under the direction of Allan B. Slauson, Chief of Periodical Division. 
Washington : Government Printing Office. 1901. Sq. 4to. pp. 292. 

The first of these publications is to be regarded as provisional ; a later edi- 
tion will contain a complete and correct list. Special attention Is called to the 
preliminary character of this edition. 

Among the Washington MSS. calendared are to be noted the "Virslnla 
Articles of Association of 1770," the series of *» Papers relating to Gen. Sulli- 
van's Indian Expedition," and the ** Letters relating to the founding of the 
City of Washington." 

The list of maps includes only such as were in the Library at the opening of 
the new building, November, 1897. 

As to the last of the above lists, It is to be considered as now complete. 

Tear Book. City of Charleston, S. C. 1900. L. 8vo. pp. 205. 

With the usual reports of the departments of municipal government, here 
also are given a paper on the *' Illstorlcal Status of the Negro In Connecticut" 
and a *♦ Report on the Hearings before the Committee on Naval Afltiirs relative 
to. the Transfer of the Naval Station to Charleston," together with *' Remarks 
on the Address of Hon. Charles Francis Adams" at the dedication of the new 
library at Madison, Wisconsin. 

Extracts from Wills proved P. C. C, relating to Pshs. of Shute and Colyton, 
Co. Devon. Collected by Samuel Anderson Smith of Kilburn, Middlesex. 
London: George Pulman and Sons, Limited, Thayer St., Manchester Sq., 
London, W., n.d. Sm. 8vo, pp. 89. 

The dates of the wills in this valuable collection are 1494-1747. Among 
them we would call attention to the wills of those Drakes who are mentioned 
on pp. xill, xiv and xv of ** The Drake Family in America," by Louis S. Drake. 
Among other names familiar in America we notice Weston, Gyll, Smith, 
Crabbe, Kyte, Mitchell, Pool, Harvey, White, Cox, Cook, Bond, Hall, Turner, 
Clarke, Banks, lieed, Young, Barnes, Parsons, Downing, Newton, Davis, and 


Vol. 50, page ix. (Index), /or Thomflii Wheeler, read Thomas Webster. 

Vol. 60, page 102, Hne 43, /or Dr. Stephenson, read Dr. Stephen Wickes. 

Vol. 65, pafifc 263, line 39, for Jonothan Whitteinore, read Jonathan Whittcmore, 

Vol. 66, page 367, line 8,/or Mary Frances Pierce, read Mary Frances Peirce. 

Vol. 65, page 367, line 8,/or Monroe Bros., read Mclndoe Bros. 

Vol. 65, page 357, line 13, /or Miss Pierce, read Miss Peirce. 


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Bjr ReT. Gbobob Hoclton AdamSi D.D., of Auburndale, Moss. 

.XSnu HOTT Btinoton waa born in Hinesburg, Vermont, Sep- 
tmbcr 8, 1828. He was the son of. Stephen and Sarah (Hojt) 
Bjingtoii. Stephen Byington was a fanner in moderate circum- 
•iBideay ft nmn of decided literary tastes, and for a time associate- 
jadfle o£ the county court. He was accustomed to spend an hour 
cm£ day in the study of the Bible. He was a member of a Shake- 
q^eare Club, and of the Hinesburg Literary Society, which matn- 
tained for years weekly vigorous discussions of important questionis; 
and presented to full audiences original papers. In all this literary 
work Judge Byington bore his full share. He was conservative in 
his tendencies, a true son of the Puritans, hiding a deep tenderness 
of affection under sternness of outward bearing. He had a rich 
vein of humor, which, however, he kept well in restraint. Sarah 
Hoyt Byington had enjoyed more than ordinary advantages of edu- 
cation. She was a woman of gentle, sensitive nature, in some 
reapects the complement of her husband, by her earnest and attrac- 
tiva Christian character moulding the lives of her children. Stephen 
Byington was the son of Jared Byington, who, in 1807, removed 
from fVaterbury, Connecticut, to Hinesburg. Jared was a skilful 
mechanic. He received a patent for using steel in making pitch- 
forkfly which previously had been clumsy iron affairs. He also in- 
vented the first machine for cutting nails. He was a local preacher 
of the Methoilist Episcopal Church. Jared's father was David 
Byington. The earlier ancestry has not been traced. 

Ezra Hoyt Byington, through his earlier years, labored on the 
farm in the busy season, and attended school in the autumn and 
winter. He was the oldest son in the family, "a fact whicli he 
never lost sight of, or allowed his brothers and sister to ibriijet/' 
He was always a leader among his companions. After the l)egin- 
ning of his Christian life, at the age of twelve, he used to gather the 

VOL. LVI. 8 

116 Ezra Hoyt Byington. [April, 

younger children of the family and of the neighborhood in a little 
prayer meeting. When the young people formed a juvenile literary 
society he was always the president. He was fitted for college at 
Hinesburg Academy, where he also completed the studies of the 
first year and a half of the college course, entering the sophomore 
class of the University of Vermont in March, 1850. His father 
was in full sympathy with his desire for a liberal education, and ren- 
dered him such assistance as was in his power ; but, for the most 
part, the young man had to rely upon his own exertions. He was 
resolute and ambitious ; and though the pecuniary struggle was a 
difficult one, he would entertain no thought of giving way. A 
college classmate* says of him : *^ He was a close student, seeking 
clear sight of the truth, and an understanding of the underlying 
principles of the subject in hand. He had great regard for the 
masters in tl^ought, but he was never satisfied till he knew for him- 
self the truth." 

Another college friendf says : '* I remember him as seeming to 
hold himself a little in reserve, as mixing a little less freely than the 
majority in the sports and fellowships of college life. He stood 
always well on his own ground, and required a good deal of proof 
and persuasion before surrendering his personal views and plans. 
His cast of mind was serious and practical, and is fairly reflected in 
the course of reading upon which he entered. The first volume 
drawn by him from the college library was the Koran ; the second, 
Abb6 Marigny's History of the Arabians. Both tend to show — 
what was the fact — that he had been reared in a household of ex- 
ceptional intelligence and thoughtfulness. His outlook was wider 
and his interests more serious than those of the average student." 

After his graduation from the University, in 1852, he was for 
nearly three years Principal of the Academy in Underbill, Vermont. 
This was the home of his classmate, Kingsbury, who says: "He 
gave his whole heart to this work. He lectured on education in all 
the towns in the region. Pupils came from a distance, attracted by 
the rising fame of the institution. The roll of his scholars includes 
a large number of men and women who have become leaders in the 
professions and in business and in society, — who will always be 
prompt to acknowledge their indebtedness to the teacher who gave 
them the first ideal of what life should be. As a teacher he was 
thorough, sympathetic, original in method, quick in illustration and 
suggestion, and full of inspiration. He laid the foundations of 
character solidly, he held before the pupil the highest aims, and 
mingled with all, the truth of tte Bible, and led to the strong pur- 
pose of loyalty to truth and goodness and of obedience to God." 

Soon after the commencement of his work at Underbill, he came 
to the final decision to devote himself to the work of the Christian 

•Eev. Jobn D* Kingsbury, D.D. f Prof. John E. Goodrich, D.D. 

1902.] Ezra Hoyt Byington. 117 

ministry. He had, indeed, from his earliest years, looked forward 
to this sphere of labor, but now came the matured and deliberate 
purpose, and he expresses in his diary great satisfaction in the 
decision. '* Since I have decided this question, my path seems more 
and more plain. Not a single regret, not a wish to change. I 
regret my unfitness, but not my choice. I would rather live as the 
humblest of God's ministers than revel in wealth or be crowned 
with honors." It was quite in harmony with this solemn devotion 
of himself to the Lord's service that he labored with unwearied 
earnestness for the spiritual welfare of his pupils. No pastor could 
have surpassed him in the studious use of all wise methods for 
leading the bright young minds under his care, to give themselves 
to the purposes of a true and unselfish life. And before he left the 
school, he had the great pleasure of seeing many of his pupils taking 
upon themselves the obligations of Christian service. 

The latter part of his life at Underbill was occupied not only 
with the care and instruction of the Academy, but also with the 
effort to cover, as far as possible, the studies of the first months 
of the course in the Theological Seminary. In May, 1855, he 
gave up the school, and entered the junior class at Andover. He 
was obliged to study very diligently to make up what the class 
had already gone over, and was at times burdened with fear that he 
could not succeed. The pecuniary question was always a serious 
one. But his diligent application, backed by a vigorous constitution, 
won for him success, and he closed the term, highly gratified by the 
assurance that he had the approval and the confidence of the pro- 
fessors of the institution. The friend whose memories of Mr. 
Byington's college life have already been quoted was with him again 
at Andover, and says of him : '* He was still the close and conscien- 
tious student, but had gained in savoir /aire, had acquired more 
of the easy give-and-take of free social intercourse, and could sym- 
pathize with the thought and moods of his companions. He was 
never an adept in small talk, in off-hand banter and badinage ; but 
given a worthy topic, did not fail to bear his part worthily in the 
social interchange. In these days, and through all his life, he stood 
fast by his college friends. While he never wore his heart upon his 
sleeve, he always cherished the intimacies of his undergraduate 
days. None enjoyed more than he the occasional reunions which 
brought the Vermont delegation together, after the day's hard work 
was over. At these symposia, — don't take the word too literally, — 
Hebrew roots and metaphysical theology were temporarily relegated 
to the same limbo, and each of a dozen interlocutors found free 
scope for reminiscence or argument or jest, as the spirit prompted." 

Pecuniary considerations obliged him to interrupt the too limited 
period of study he had allowed himself at Andover, and to teach for 
three months at Royalton, Vermont. He took charge of the Acad- 
emy there from February to May, 1856* After completing tliQ 

118 Ezra Hayt Byington. [April, 

stipulated period, he was urged to continue the school for a year, but 
that was far from his thought. His whole heart was in his profes- 
sional work. He records his recognition of the goodness of God in 
gfiving him the privilege of going on with his studies. He received 
a license to preach, in January, 1857, and through the spring and 
summer was heard in different pulpits in city and country. His first 
sermon was on the text : **I am fearfully and wonderfully made.'* 
He spoke in the Winter Street Church, Boston, on the Fearfulness 
of the Moral Nature. 

After his graduation at Andover, in August, 1857, he received tnore 
than one invitation to a permanent settlement as pastor, but declined 
these, and undertook the care for a year of the church in Boyalton. 
In January, 1858, he married Miss Ann Eliza Hoyt, of New Haven, 
Vermont, and a year later he accepted an invitation to become pas- 
tor of the Old South Church in Windsor, Vermont, and was there 
ordained in February, 1859. A prominent member of the church 
in Windsor says of him : *' He came to Windsor in the full vigor of 
manhood, a ripe scholar, of pleasing manners, a master of the art of 
pulpit oratory, fully impressed with his mission and duty to preach 
the gospel and win souls. He at once entered into his work with a 
love and devotion that were marvellous. His parish was his study 
and delight. His sermons were vigorous, full of the best thought 
of the day, carefully prepared, eloquently delivered, and carried con- 
viction to his hearers. 

" He believed what he taught, and hence his public ministrations 
were not of a perfunctory character, but embodied the belief of the 
man. His preparations for the social meetings of the church were 
of the same character as those for the pulpit, and elevated the prayer 
meeting from the low plane of formalism. The work of the Sunday 
School was not neglected, but enlisted his enthusiastic efforts and 
his personal attention. He knew every member of his congregation, 
visiting their homes frequently and entering into the joys and sorrows 
of these people as a pastor should, becoming their trusted friend, 
adviser and guide. He won the confidence and respect of the busi- 
ness men of the town, and they soon saw in Mr. Byington a man of 
tolerant spirit, practical knowledge, sincere consecration to his work 
and a high standard of life, and as a result he brought into the 
Church many men of business who theretofore looked upon a clergy- 
man as a morose, distant and impracticable man, not in touch with 
every day affairs. He took an intelligent interest in the schools and 
public affairs of the town, not obtrusively, but with such candor and 
intelligence as to win respect." 

In January, 1862, he had an attack of disease, affecting the heart 
and leaving him weak and unfit for labor. The church gave him 
leave of absence for six months. For a part of that time he supplied 
the pulpit of the South Church in St. Albans. The rest and change 
of air restored him to his usual health, and he went on with his work 

1908.] Ezra Eoyt Byingion. 119 

at Windsor. In 1868, the church celebrated the centennial of its 
organization, and Mr. Byington, with careful study and research, 
gathered the facts of the earlier history and embodied them in a dis- 
course. This seems to have been the beginning of his historical 
studies, which later extended to other churches in Vermont, and at 
length reached out to broader fields. 

Mr. Byington was dismissed from the church in Windsor, in Oc- 
tober, 1869, and after temporary service in different churches in 
New England and Canada, was called to the college church in Bruns- 
wick, Maine, in January, 1871. The climate of Brunswick proved 
unfavorable for Mrs. Byington, who had been for some years a par- 
tial invalid, and in October, 1878, Mr. Byington closed his labors 
there, leaving behind him many warm friends. He was pastor of 
the church in Monson, Massachusetts, from June, 1880, to May, 
1887. The years of his anxious and tender care for his wife were 
terminated by her death in 1883. One of the deacons of the Mon- 
•on church says of his ministry there : "The traditions and spirit of 
the church and the ideas and ways of the new pastor readily harmon- 
ized. His preaching was not sensational, but interesting, instructive 
and impressive. It seemed as if he had a message from God to us, 
and I think this was his own conviction. In his treatment of essen- 
tials in doctrine, no one could receive the impression that our pastor 
stood on uncertain ground. His pastoral labors were constant, sym- 
pathetic and tender. Watchful and loving care for his invalid wife 
had qualified him to sympathize fully with others compassed with 
infirmity. His scholarly and cultivated tastes proved no obstacle to 
his fiiU sympathy with the humblest and most ignorant of his people.'' 

Soon after leaving Monson, Dr. Byington married Miss Louise J. 
Workman, of Worcester (who survives him) , and spent some months 
in foreign travel. After his return he was for two or three years in 
Boston, preaching and lecturing in the vicinity. At this tune he 
accepted an invitation to give lectures on Systematic Theology, at 
the Lay College in Revere, Massachusetts, a service which he fulfilled 
for four or five years, to the great satisfaction of all concerned. He 
took warm, personal interest in the young men of his classes, made 
them guests at his home, and studied ways of promoting their use- 
fulness and success. In 1892, and again in 1896, he spent, with 
Mrs. Byington, the summer months in Europe. 

In 1893 he made his permanent home in Newton, Massachusetts, 
and gave himself more ftiUy to the historical studies toward which 
he had long been attracted. In 1896 he published " The Puritan in 
England and New-England," and in 1899, a companion volume, 
**The Puritan as Colonist and as Reformer." The^e volumes received 
Ugh commendation in this country and in England, and established 
hit reputation as a careful, accurate and broad-minded historical 
writer. ^ The Christ of Yesterday, To-day and Forever," a volume 
of hifl sermons, appeared in 1897. Besides these works, many of 

120 Ezra Hoyt Byington. [April, 

his sermons and addresses were printed, including historical addresses 
at Windsor, New Haven and Hinesburg, Vermont ; an oration before 
the Alumni of the University of Vermont ; and memoirs of Rev. John 
Wheeler, D.D., Bev. Ebenezer Cutler, D.D., and of his classmate 
and friend. Rev. Henry A. Hazen, D.D. 

Dr. Byington became a member of the New-England Historic 
Genealogical Society in 1888, and gave time and thought liberally 
to its service. He was the librarian in 1891-1892, and a member 
of the council 1893-1895. As historiographer for the three years 
beginning in 1893, he wrote biographical notices of more than sixty 
members of the society, a work involving wide correspondence and 
diligent research. He was a member of the American Society of 
Church History, president of the Alumni of the University of Ver- 
mont, and at one time president of the Connecticut Valley Congre- 
gational Club. He was in close sympathy with the work of the 
Massachusetts Sabbath Protective League, and was for some years 
its treasurer. The University of Vermont gave him the honorary 
degree of Doctor of Divinity, in 1890. 

Dr. Byington's death came very suddenly. He conducted the 
devotional services of the opening session of the Congregational 
Home Missionary Society, in Tremont Temple, Tuesday, May 14, 
1901. He attended the meetings on Wednesday, alert, active, full 
of brightness and good cheer. Thursday morning, at the breakfast 
table, in the midst of cheerful conversation, without the slightest 
warning the heart ceased to beat, and he was gone. 

Dr. Byington impressed those who knew him best, as a man of 
strong convictions and earnest purpose, bending all his powers 
towards the ends which his conscience approved. There was much 
of the Puritan in his temper of mind. He had, in fact, great 
kindliness of spirit, but to some, especially to those who had to do 
with him in his early manhood, the tenderer traits of character may 
have seemed to be overborne by the conscientious earnestness and 
hereditary positiveness of his nature. " He was a man of large am- 
bitions. He had a great and noble desire to do his part in life, and 
to do it well." He was extremely industrious. The relaxation 
from mental application by games of various kinds, which to many 
persons proves a refreshing and helpful relief, had no attraction for 
him. He said "he had no time" for such recreation. 

It was in harmony with the strenuousness of his nature that he was 
not easily depressed. He kept himself well in hand. "Though he 
passed through severe affliction and bereavement, and bore heavy 
burdens of care, he was never cast down. In the darkest hours he 
greeted every one he met with cheer and hope. He bore himself 
courageously, and never attempted to lay his personal burd^ens upon 
others." He had a great love for old familiar places and for old 
friends. "His attachment to the home of his youth was almost 

1902,] Diary of Elisha Fish. 121 

pathetic.'* " He often revisited the University where he graduated, 
and recalled with vividness the early days. He loved the old 
Academy where he gained his fame as a teacher. He always grew 
young again, even in late years, when he mingled with the friends 
who were his companions in the days of his early manhood.'' 

Dr. Byington was through and through a religious man. His 
early choice of Christ as his Lord and Master, gave tone to his 
growing character, and wrought itself into the very fibre of his be- 
ing. He was severely exacting with himself, a stern critic of his 
own faults and imperfections. A conscientiousness that was almost 
too introspective, a faithfulness " as ever in the great Taskmaster's 
eye," a thoroughness that not could endure in himself anything short 
of the best that was in his power, — these were characteristics of our 
friend. The memory of such a man puts to shame all indolence, 
hesitation and halfheartedness, and lays its appeal for an earnest 
and devoted life. 



Commanicated by Gborqb T. Fish, Esq., of Rochester, N. Y. 

Elisha Fish was bom at Portsmouth, R. I., Feb. 27th, 1762; 
and died June 25, 1833, at Jamestown, N. Y., while on a visit to 
relatives in that place, his home being in Farmington, Wayne 
County, N. Y. He was the son of Benjamin* (Preserved*, Thom- 
as', Thomas*) and Priscilla (Arthur) Fish, of Portsmouth. His 
grandfather must have joined the Society of Friends, as his death is 
recorded in their books. Benjamin* Fish, though a member of the 
same society, showed his sympathy for the Federal cause by jam- 
ming and throwing away a copper tea-kettle because his daughters 
Ssrsisted in making tea in it about the time of the ** Boston Tea 
arty." After the war, the offending utensil was found and ham- 
mered into shape by his son Artemas, and was taken by the lattcr's 
sister Peace on her visit to her brothers in Rensselaerville, N. Y. 
As errors occur in the record of the children of Benjamin* and Pris- 
cilla as given in Arnold's Vital Records of Rhode Island^ their 
names and birth dates are here given as taken from the family 
Bible: i. Sarah, b. 1740, Oct. 10; ii. Preserved, b. 1741, Dec. 
13; iii. Rhoda, b. 1743, Dec. 30; iv. Stephen, b. 1745, Dec. 8 
v. Peace, b. 1747, Oct. 14; vi. John, b. 1749, Aug. 17 
vii. Silas, b. 1751, Sept. 24; viii. Artemas, b. 1754, June 28 
ix. Elihu, b. 1756, Aug. 9 ; x. Elijah, b. 1759, Dec. 25 ; xi. Elisha, 
b. 1762, Feb. 27 ; xii. Gardner, b. 1765, Sept. 7. 

122 Diary of JBliMha Fish. [April, 

Hb mother was a daughter of John, Jr., and Mary (Folger) 
Arthur, and the latter was a first cousin of Benjamin Franklin, their 
grandfather being Peter Folger of Nantucket. 

Elisha Fish married first, Jan. 1, 1788, Hannah Sisson, a daugl^- 
ter of Joseph and Ruth (Sherman) Sisson. Ruth Sherman was his 
first cousin, the daughter of his aunt Ruth Fish. 

Two months after the marriage of Elisha and Hannah, they re- 
moved to Foster, R. I. In 1799 they removed to Rensselaerville, 
Albany County, N. Y. A detailed account of their journey is given 
in his diary, and is in striking contrast with the methods of travel a 
century later. In 1817 they removed to Farmington, Wayne Coun- 
ty, N. Y., which was then settled chiefly by members of the Society 
of Friends. In one of his deeds he is called ** housewright" ; he wai 
also a farmer during the most of his life, and was an excellent 
mathematician and understood surveying. His diary was written in 
a neat hand and is in a fair state of preservation. His book of ac- 
counts is also in existence. 

His diary attests his fidelity in attending the meetings of Friends. 
On the division of that society, in 1828, he was in accord with the 
" Hicksite " branch, as he had long been of that belief which is now 
known as Unitarian. For his fidelity to his peace principles, and 
consequent refusal to perform ''military duty," he was often fined, 
and on his refusal to pay a fine he was imprisoned or his property 
seized and sold. 

Their children were : Hannah, Elijah, Elisha, Susanna, Lydia, 
Benjamin, Anna and Gardner. 

After the death of his wife Hannah, in 1828, he married second» 
Ruth Anthony, daughter of Jonathan and Lydia (Sisson) Anthony. 
Their children were David and Avis. 

Fourth month [April], 1785. 

The 9th of this month I came from Greenwich to Rhodoisland. 

The 20th of this month, David Sands & John Elliott attended our pre- 
parative meeting. 

The 2-4th of this month, it being first of the week, I was at meeting at 
Newport where was Zachariah Dicks & Ann Jessop from North Carolina 
& John Elliott from Philadelphia. 

Fifth month [May], 1785. 

The 1st of this month the body of Ruth Freeborn, wife of Benjamin 
Freeborn was interred in Friends Burial Ground at Portsmouth, it being 
first of the week. 

The 4th of this month was consununated the marriage of Moses Davis 
& Elizabeth Anthony, at our middle week meeting at Portsmouth. 

The 2 2d of this month notice was given at our first day meeting of the 
funeral of Mary Sisson widow of James Sisson. 

Sixth month [June], 1785. 
The 10th of this month our yearly meeting began, and held, by adjourn- 

1902.] Diary of Eliaha Fish. 1 23 

ment to the 14th of the same, the several sittings of which I attended. 
We had the company of Zachariah Dicks <& Ann Jessc^ from North Caro- 
liiia and Joseph Potts & Abel Thomas from Pennsjlyania^ who were 2i\ 
mioiBtering fSiends. 

The 14th of this month I heard of the death of Obed Shearman, son of 
Job, deceased. 

Seventh month [July], 1785. 

The 8th of this month I heard of the death of John Groddard of Newport. 
The 24th of this month Giles Albro, son of David, departed this life. 

Ninth month [September], 1785. 

The 7th of this month Hannah the daughter of Holder Almy departed 
this life — a little child. 

Tile 15th of tl^is month Sarbary Slooom departed this life and on the 
16th her body was interred. 

Ttenth moAth [October], 1785. 

The 16th of this month, being first of the week, Daniel Howland & Syl- 
vester Weeks attended our meeting at Portsmouth. 

Eleventh month [November], 1785. 

The 21st of this month Joseph Sisson (son of Joim^ deceased) depart^ 
this life & on the 22d his body was interred — aged about 36. 

Twelfth month [December], 1785. 

The 2d of this month I was at the funeral of Perry Chase who departed 
Oiia life the 29 of 11th mo. 

The 7th of this month was consummated the marriage of Daniel Anr 
thony <& Amie Shearman at our mid week meeting at Portsmouth. 

The 11th of this month I heard of the death of Abigail Anthony, 
daughter of David Anthony, deceased. She departed this life the 7th in- 
stant This day being also first of the week notice was given of the burial 
of Lydia Goold, wife of Benjamin Goold of Newport ; the burial to be the 
12th instant. 

First month [January], 1786. 

The 4th of this month was oonsummated the marriage of Giles Anthony 
4b Alice Chase, at our mid week meeting at Portsmouth. 

The 81 St came to Newport it being our Monthly Meeting. After meet^ 
log, I came home where I heard of the death of Benjamin Thomas (which 
was aboQt a week before) by a fit ; also of the death of Benjamin Tabor 
(son of Ichabod Tabor) who departed this life in convulsion fits, being 
about four years old. 

Second month [February], 1786. 

The 8th of this month was consummated the marriage of Robert Thomas 
4 Mary Shearman of Portsmouth, at our mid week meeting. The ISth of 
this month, I was at the funeral of Ann Kirby, widow of James Kirby of 
Portj>mouth. She departed this life, the 11th of this month. 

The 15 th of this month I heard of the death of Jonathan Thomas who 
departed this life the 14th inst. 

% Fourth month [April], 1786. 

The 16th of this month I was at the funeral of James Green, Jun. at 
Potonomet Neck, East Greenwich. 

124 Diary of ElUha Fish. [April, 

Sixth month [June], 1786. 

The 11th of this month I came to Newport and attended four sittings of 
oar yearly meeting at which were John Story <& John Townsend, from 
Europe, and Robert Willis from Long Island & Nicholas Wain & Elisha 
Kirk, from Pennsylvania, and Peter Yamal. 

Seventh month [July], 1786. 

The 1st of this month I came to Rhodeisland where I heard of the death 
of Thomas Groold of Middlcton, who departed this life the ISth of ye 6th 
month the day I left the place. 

The 28th of this month I came again to Rhodeisland where I heard of 
the death of Cassandra Mott who had lain in a low state several years. 

Eighth month [August], 1786. 

The 15th of this month Nicholas Wain attended a meeting at Blast Green- 
wich, by appointment. 

The 20th of this month John Story attended our first day meeting at 
East Greenwich — the former from Philadelphia and the latter from Great 

Ninth month [September], 1786. 

The 17th of this month, it being first of the week, our Friend Robert 
Willis, from Long Island, Attended our meeting at East Greenwich. 

The 26th of this month I came again to Rhodeisland where I heard of 
the death of Rouse Potter of Portsmouth and one of his grandchildren, 
being a child of Peter T. Wales ; and also of the death of William Lake 
(and two others of Newport, to me unknown) and Joshua Coggeshally 
Sanford Sisson, son of Joseph, and the wife of Thomas Weaver — all of 
Middleton ; and of Abigail Sisson, daughter of John Sisson, and of Mary 
Anthony, daughter of Abraham Anthony — both of Portsmouth, all of 
whom died within the course of this month. 

Tenth month [October], 1786. 

The 8th of this month I heard of the death of Joseph Mitchel who de 
parted this life the 26th of the ninth month, last, being on a visit to 
Friends in Pennsylvania. 

11th mo. [November], 1786. 

The 4th of this month I was at a meeting appointed by John Townsend 
at East Greenwich ; he was from London. 

The 6th of this month I was at the monthly meeting of Greenwhich, 
held at Cranston, at which were John Townsend & Thomas Colley, from 
Great Britain. 

12th mo. [December], 1786. 

The 26th of this month Joseph Almy of Tiverton departed this life. 

First month [January], 1787. 

The 21st I came down to East Greenwich and was at meeting, there, it 
being first day of the week ; and on the 2 2d was at the burial of Joshua 

Second month [February], 1787. 

The 6th of this month Ruth Barker, widow of Peter Barker, Jun. de- 
parted this life of a long and lingering fever. • 

The 25th of this month I heard of the death Mary Anthony (a child 
of Abraham Anthony) who departed this life the 23d of this instant 

1902.] Diary of Eliaha Fish. 125 

Fifth month [May], 1787. 

The 8th of this month I came to Rhode Island (by way of Updikes 
Newtown, where I heard of the death of Joseph Sisson, son of Bashsheba, 
who departed this life the — th of the fourth month, 1787, leaving a wife 
and several children. 

Sixth month [June], 1787. 

The 7th of this month I came from Coventry to East Greenwich and 
from thence to Rhode Island and attended the sittings of the yearly meet- 
ing at Newport which was attended by Samuel Emlen and William Savary 
from Pennsylvania and Ann Hoeg from Siratoga and Tediman Hull from 
Nine Partners. At this place I also heard of the death of Joseph Cook 
of Portsmouth who departed this life about the 7 th instant, having been 
delirious for many years. 

Ninth month [September], 1787. 

The 16th of this month I came to E. Greenwich, and the next day came 
to Rhode Island by way of Updikes Newtown. This day, also Sarah Nich- 
ols of Newport departed this life. 

First month [January], 1788. 
The 14th of this month Joseph Ward departed this life of the small pox. 

Second month [February], 1788. 

The 3d of this month 1 came to E. Greenwich & the 4th to Rhode 
Island where I heard of the death of Peter Barker, aged 92 years. I also 
heard of the death of a child of Joseph Ward's deceased, of the small pox. 

Third month [March], 1788. 

The 9th of this month I came again to E. Greenwich <& on the 10th to 
Rhode Island by way of Wickford where I heard of the death of the Jabez 
Carpenter & the wife of Rescom Sanford, (She died of small pox,) also of 
the death of John Coggeshalls wife and three children and Job Almy who 
died at sea and Parmer Brown who was lost at sea ; also of the death of 
my aunt Elizabeth Fish. 

The 28"* of this month I left Rhode Island on my removal to the town of 
Foster, and the third of the fourth month got pretty well settled in Foster. 

Fourth month [April], 1788. 

The 24th of this month I went to E. Greenwich and on the 25th to 
Rhode Island and on the 29th came to Greenwich and on the 30th came 
home. While I was gone I heard of the death of Giles Slocom (died 20th) 
of Portsmouth <& Jonathan Albro who about a week before his death, had 
cut his own throat. 

Fifth month [May], 1788. 

The 14th of this month 1 was at the funeral of Isabel the wife of James 
Rice of Foster. She departed this life the 12th instant. 

Sixth month [June], 1788. 

The first of this month I was at the burial of Cynthia Carpenter of Fos- 
ter who departed this life the 30th of last month. 

The 11th of this month I went to Rhode Island to the yearly Meeting 
and on the 13th was taken prisoner for an old Continental tax ; was com- 
mitted to prison the 16th and came out the 24th and on the 25th came to 
Greenwich and on the 26th came home. 

126 Diary o/Misha Fish. [April, 

Twelfth month [December], 1788. 

The 39th of this month I heard of the death of John Peirce of Scituate 
who departed this life on the 28th instant. 

First month [January], 1789. 

The 21 St of this month I was at a meetinof at the house of John Green 
of Coventry, appointed by the request of Thomas Comstock (from the 
westward) who speared somewhat largely in public testimony therein. 

Second month, A. D., 1789. 

The 14th of this month I heard of the death of Peter Cooks wife> of 
Foster, who departed this life the day before. 

Third month [March], 1789. 

The 7th of this month I heard of the death of my brother in law Richarcl 
Feckham who departed this life the 18th of y* 1™** at the in th& 

Susquehannah Country. 

Fifth month [May], 1789. 

The 24th of this month I was at meeting at Greenwich ; next day came 
home; heard of the death of Nathan Greens wife who died about two- 
weeks before. 

The 28th of this month there appeared three remarkable circles in the 
slcj two of which were round the sun * ♦ ♦ with three or four sun dogs. 
m them ; also hard frosts for two or three nights about this time — ice a& 
thic^ as a window glass. 

Sixth month [June], 1789. 

The 4th of this month was frost in the low lands in this neighborhood. 

The 10th of this month I went to Greenwich & stayed until the 11th, it 
being stormy, and in my return heard of the (death and) burial of John 
Celly on that day. 

The 27th of this month I heard of the death of W"» Albro of Porta- 
mouth by the thunder of the 22 striking the chimney of the house wherein 
he was and running down, struck him instantly to death. 

Seventh month [July], 1789. 

The 4th of this month I heard of Nathaniel Matteson, of Coventry ^s 
being killed by lightning the day before — much thunder and rain about 
tins time. 

The 10th of this month was interred the body of Ephraim Wescot of 
Coventry who departed this life the 8th instant having been poorly several 
years with a cancer on the side of his head. 

Ninth month [September], 1789. 

The 8th of this month I was at a meeting appointed at John Greens at 
&e request of Zacharias Pharez from Pennsylvania. 

Eleventh month [November], 1789. 

About this time a distemper was very prevalent about the country called 
&e influenza with whidi people were generally disordered in a greater or 
lesser degree. 

Twelfth montt [December], 1789. 

The 4th of this month was found the naked dead body of a man, in the 
woods near Thomas Watermans in Coventry. He was supposed to be a 

1902.] Diary of Elisha Fish. 127 

delirioas man that had been about the neighborhood some time before, and 
it was thought he perished in the storm of rain & snow the 30th of the 
11°*^ some of his clothes being fonnd near where he was. 

The 6th of this month (a meeting of Friends having been settled in 
Foster began the 8"*: ir**®) Daniel Howland & W" Spencer from Green- 
wich attended said meetiDg & Mehetabel Luen. Said Howland appeared 
somewhat lai^lj in public testimony therein. 

The 27th of this month I heard of the death of Christopher Spencer (of 
East Greenwich) by an illness of about six hours. 

Second month [February], 1790. 

The ninth of this month Isaac Averet of Pennsylvania had a meeting at 
Friends meeting house in Foster. 

The 13th of this month I was at the funeral of the wife of Christopher 
Cook of Foster; departed this life the 11th. 

The 18th of tJiis month I went to E. Greenwich ; on the 19th, to Wick- 
ford ; on the 20th, to Providence, and so home ; in my way, I heard of the 
death of Caleb Batte of Chranston. 

Fourth month [April], 1790. 

The 5th of this month Job Shearman & family mov'd into this neigh- 

The 16th of this month I was at a meeting in Foster appointed by Jacob 
& Elizabeth Mott of Portsmouth, Rhode Island. This day also I heard of 
the death of Thomas Brayton of Coventry who departed this life the day 
before by a fit of the dead palsey. 

Fifth month [May], 1790. 

The 23d of this month I heard of the death of Nathaniel Browns wife, 
Foster, R. I., who departed this life the same day in morning. 

Sixth month [June], 1790. 

The 25th of this month Hugh Judge of Pennsylvania attended a meet- 
ing in Foster by his appointment in which he spoke largely in testimony <& 

Seventh month [July], 1790. 

The 15th of this month I heard of the death of Desire, the wife of John 
Langford of East Greenwich who departed this life the same morning. 

Eighth mouth [August], 1790. 

The 17th of this month I was at a meeting in Foster appointed at the 
request of Benjamin Sweat from Pennsylvania. 

Tlie 29th of this month 1 heard of the death of Joseph Condal of Ports- 
mouth who departed this life the day before by a mortification. 

Ninth month [September], 1790. 

The 1 9th of this month Susanna the wife of Silas Fish departed this 
life in the 37th year of her age. As she lived lx;loved, so she ditul much 
lamented by many who were about her and on the 2l8t her body was in- 

Eleventh month [November], 1790. 

The 28th of tliis month I heard of the death of John Rico of Foster 
who departed this life the 27th and on the 29th his body was interred. 

1 28 Diary of Elisha Fish . [April, 

Twelfth month [December], 1790. 

The 10th of this month I was at a meeting in FoBjer appointed by Han- 
nah Barnard (in company with two others) from the city Hudson in York 

The 28 th of this month I was at Providence & heard of the death of 
Deborah the wife of Benjamin Sisson of that place who died about fifteen, 
days before; also of the death of Joseph Bucklin of the same place, who 
died the day before. 

First month [January], 1791. 

The 1st of this month was an uncommon stormy day ; this day also I 
heard of a murder that was committed about a week before by one David 
Comstock of Smithfield. 

Third month [March], 1791. 

The 20th of this month 1 was at the funeral of Elizabeth the wife of 
Thomas Eddy of Coventry. 

Fifth month [May], 1791. 

The 7th of this month Frelove Rice (daughter of James Rice of Fos" 
ter) departed this life of a hectic fever. 

The 10th of this month I was at the funeral of Frelove Rice where Job 
Scott spake largely in testimony concerning the imiversal life of Chrbt 
against the doctrine of predestination before time was. Mary Mitchel 
attended said funeral and spake somewhat in testimony, she being on a 
religious visit to some families in this neighborhood. 

Tenth month [October], 1791. 

The 14th of this month Samuel Fish eldest son of Silas Fish departed 
this life aged thirteen yoiirs and near two months. He was a youth of in- 
nocent life in a general way which gained him respect among the neigh- 
bours and for whom I had great regard. 

The 19th of this month I was at a meeting at John Greens in Coventry 
appointed by Sarah Lundy of New Jersey who appeared zealously con- 
cerned for the promotion of true spiritual worship. 

Eleventh month [November], 1791. 

The 29th of this month the wife of Peleg Cranston of Foster departed 
this life. 

Fourth month [April], 1792. 

The 25th of this month 1 was at the funeral of Zilpha (the daughter of 
Nathaniel Brown of Foster) who departed this life ye 23d. 

Ninth month [September], 1792. 

The 13th of tliis month (as I understand) was consummated the. mar- 
riage of Abraham Burden Wrath bun of Kingston & Deborali Cook of Cov- 
entry at Friends meeting in Foster. 

P^leventh month [November], 1792. 

The 19th of this month I was at the funeral of James Rice of Foster 
who departed this Ufe the 16th instant. 

Twelfth month [December], 1792. 

The 9th of this month 1 was at the burial of an infant babe of Aj'temas 
Fish's. It was born and lived five days. 

1902.] Diary of Elisha Fish. 129 

The 29th of thiB month I heard of the death of Moses Lawton of Ports- 
xnoath who died of the small pox in the city of Hudson. 

First month [January], 1793. 

The Ist of this month I was at a meeting in Foster appointed by Peleg 
Almy (of Portsmouth) who spake therein in testimony to the truth. 

The 9th of this month I went to Providence ; was at the funeral of Eliza- 
beth Fish (eldest daughter of Silas Fish) who departed this life the day 
before after nine months tedious illness. 

Ninth month [September], 1793. 

The sixth of this month I was at a meeting appointed by Elias Hicks 
from Long Island who spake much there. 

Tenth month [October), 1793. 

The 19U) of this month I heard of the death of Mary the wife of Isaac 
Lawton of Portsmouth. She died the 12th. 

Twelfth month [December], 1793. 

The 5th of this month was consummated the marriage of Beriah Collins 
with Alice Fish at Friend's meeting in Foster. 

First month [January], 1794. 

The 14th of this month I was at the funeral of Caleb Green of Coven- 
try who departed this life on the evening of the 11th or the morning of the 

Third month [March], 1794. 

The 26th of this month I made a coffin for the interment of the body of 
Benjamin Pettes who departed this life the 25th instant. 

Fifth month [May], 1794. 

The first of this month I was at Providence and was at meeting there at 
which was consummated the marriage of my brother in law Asa Sisson. 

The seventeenth of this month in the evening I made a coffin for the in- 
terment of the body of a child of Joseph Pettes who departed this life y" 

Sixth month [June], 1794. 

The 22d of this month I went to Providence and was at 2 meetings 
there on first day where I heard of the death of the wife of Moses Davis. 
She died a few days before. 

Seventh month [July], 1794. 

The 5th of this month I made a coffin for the interment of the body of 
the wife of Noah MiUerd. She died the 4th instant. 

The 28th of this month I was at a meeting appointed by Joshua Evens 
of New Jersey. He is a man remarkable for wearing his beard at its full 
growth and abstinence from all things from which life hath been taken. 
Ho appeared much concerned in publick labour for the growth and pros- 
perity of his fellow mortals in the truth of which he appeared an able min- 

Eighth month [August], 1794. 

The 12th of this month I returned home from my daily labor and was 
informed of a man's coming to my house the day before and, as he said, by 

130 Diaty of Elisha Fish. [April, 

virtne of a wanant to collect fines for non appearance at militarj exercise^ 
took of my property a narrow ax and iron shovel worth about 7 shillings. 
The 15th of this month the above mentioned things were sent back. 

Ninth month [September], 1794. 

On the 23d of this month I made a coffin wherein was interred the body 
of a child of Benj°* Clark's who died the 22d and was buried the 24th ;. 
and on the 2Gth I made anotlier for a little babe of his who died on that 
day and was buried the 27th. 

Eleventh month [November], 1794. 

The 22d of this month I was at a meeting in Foster appointed by John 
Wingbam of Scotland who spake much therein for the instruction and en- 
couragement of those present. 

Twelfth month [December], 1794. 

The 7th of this month Wait (the wife of Benjamin) Brownell departed 
this life after a long and gradual decline. She was a woman remarkable 
for her service among her neighbors in sickness as well as in many other 
cases of difficulty. 

Fifth month [May], 1795. 

The sixth of this month I was at a meeting in Foster appointed hj 
Martha liouth from Great Britain. She spake considerable therein in tas- 
timouy to the sufficiency of the light within. 

The 18th of this month I heard of the death of Deborah the wife of 
Burden Wrath bun of South Kingston & daughter of Charles Cook of Cov* 

Sixth montli [June], 1795. 

Tlie 20th of this month P^lizabeth Rice (daughter of James Rice late of 
Foster) departed this life of a hectic fever. She expressed some time be- 
fore that she did not fear nor dread the solemn period of her departure. 

Seventh month [July], 1795. 

The 4th of this month a twin daughter of Joseph Sisson, Junr. departed 
this life. 

The 1 8th of this month I heard of the death of my sister Rhoda who 
departed this life at Nantucket the 22d of the sixth month. 

The 23d of this mouth I wiw at a meeting in Foster where Sam^ Smith 
of Pliiladelphia spiike largely to the importance of living a life of religious 
virtue and the dreadful consequence of the contrary. 

pjighth month [August], 1795. 

The 28th of this month Mary the daughter of Job Shearman departed 
this life in the seventh year of her age. Y* 30th her remains were interred. 

Eleventh month [November], 1795. 

Tlie 6th of this month I heard of the death of Hannah the dausrhter of 
Joseph Sisson, Junr., of Portsmouth. She dieil the 3 1st of the 10'"**. 

The 2 2d of this month I made a coffin for the iuterrmcnt of a child of 
Artemas Fish. 

Twelfth mouth [December], 1795. 

The 2d of this month Lydia the wife of Job Shearman departed this life 
of a hectic complaint ; for whom I made a coffin, on tlie 3d, and on the 
fourth her body was interred. 

1902.] Diary of Eliaha Fish. 131 

Ninth month [September], 1796. 

I went to Providence to the fimeral of Alice the wife of Asa Sisson ; 
she departed this life the 25th leaving a joung babe about six hours old as 
also a good report among her acquaintance. 

Second month [February], 1797. 

The 23d and 24th of this month I made a coffin for the interment of the 
body of Dennis Done of Coventry who died the 22d of this instant. 

Fourth month [April], 1797. 

The 19th of this month was a severe storm of snow which continued 
most of the day ; this day also was interred the body of Arthur Stone of 
Coventry. He departed this life on the 17th. 

Fifth month [May], 1797. 

The 22d of this month John King of Coventry was drowned in a mill- 

Sixth month [June], 1797. 

The 26th of this month I was at the funeral of the wife of John Bowen 
of Coventry. She died the 24th leaving four sons, the oldest four years 
and four months old and the youngest about ten days. I think there were 
nearly three hundred people at her funeral. 

Eighth month [August], 1797. 

The 3d of this month Jesse Potter of Coventry deceased and was buried 
y« 4th. 

The 9th I heard of the decease of Ephraim Williams of Scituate. He 
departed this life on the 7th ; his body was interred y* 9th. 

Ninth month [September], 1797. 
The 4th of this month Caleb Vaughan, Junr. expired of a fit. 

Fourth month [April], 1798. 

The loth of this month Isaac Lawton, Anna Green and Abigail Robin- 
son attended Friends meeting in Foster by whom I heard of the death of 
Elizabeth Briggs. 

Eighth month [August], 1798. 

The 2d of this month, being on Rhode Island, I made a coffin for the 
interment of the body of my aunt, Ruth Shearman, who departed this life 
the first instant in the ninety seventh year of her age ; and on the third, I 
attended her funeral, and on the fourth, came home. 

The 5th of this month Thomas Green of Nova Scotia spake largely in 
Friends meeting in Foster. 

Ninth month [September], 1798. 

The 1 2th of this mouth Silas Downing of Long Island spake in Friends 
meeting: in Foster. 

Tenth month [October), 1798. 

The 16th of this month I heard of the death of my father who had been 
lingering for many months with a cancer about his mouth wliich he bore 
with much patience and fortitude of mind being (at his departure) eighty 
two years, six mouths, and two days old. His remains were interred in 
Friends burial ground in Portsmouth on Rhode Island. 

VOL. LVI. 9 

132 New Haven and Wallingford Johnsons. [April, 

Fifth month [May], 1799. 

The dd of this moutli I went to Rensselaerville. 

The 8th came again to Coeymans landing. On the 9th, in the morning, 
Susanna the daughter of Silas Fish died. In the afternoon we all came 
out as far as Benial Robin's on our way to Rensselaerville. 

Eighth month [August], 1799. 

The 16th of tliis month Nathaniel Iloldrich was found wounded ; sup- 
posed to be the fall of a limb from a tree. He was not able to give an 
account about it ; he died the next day and was buried the next 

Ninth month [September], 1799. 

The 29th of tliis month I heard of the death of Samuel Taylor late of 
Bern in Albany County (but formerly of Portsmouth Rhode Island). He 
died the 25th ; supposed to have had a fit of the apoplectick kind. He was 
found, as they say, within about twenty rods of his own house. 

Twelfth month [December], 1799. 
The 17th of this month I set out on a journey to New England. 



By Jaues Subpabd, Esq., of New Britain, Conn. 

There were three brothers by the name of Johnson quite early at New 
Haven, Conn., viz. : 1. John. 2. Robeut. 3. Thomas. 

1. JoHN^ Johnson consented to the covenant at New Haven in 1639. At 

a court lield the third of Nov., 1641, Robert Johnson made claim to 
the house and lot that was his brothers, John *Johnson's deceased. 
The said Johnson had, before his death, removed to "the Bay " 
(Massachusetts), and settled at Rowley. 

2. Robert^ Johnson is said to have come from Yorkshire, England 

(see Salisbury's " Family Histories," Vol. 2, p. 288), as early as 
1641, with his four sons, viz. : 
4, i. John,* 

6. il. ROBKRT. 

6. ill. Thomas. 

7. iv. William. 

They are generally named in Uie order here given, but the order of 
their birtli is uncertain. The only clew we have to the date of birth of 
Robert's children is that Dr. Steiner says William was " born about 
1630," that Robert's son Robert graduated from Harvard in the 
class of 1645, and that Thomas, the son of Thomas, is called '^ Thomas 
Senr." in the record of his second marriage at New Haven, in 1663, 
thereby showing that he was older than Thomas the son of Robert. 
The death record at Newark, N. J., of Thomas Senr., makes the 
date of his birth 1630. Thomas the son of Robert was probably 
bom soon after 1630, and judging from the college record, his brother 

1902«] New Haven and WalUngford Johnsons. 133 

Eobert was a number of years older. The first we find of Robert 
Johnson in New Haven is when he made claim to his brother's house, 
in 1641, upon which he had a verbal claim to secure a loan made in 
England to his brother John. Robert appears to have been unde- 
cided a9 to whether he would remain in New Haven or go with his 
brother to " the Bay." In 1644 he was appointed by the General 
Court a viewer of damage done by **cattell and hoggs " in the York- 
shire quarter ; in 1 648 he was on a committee entrusted by the Gen- 
eral Court to devise means for effectually protecting from such 
damage; and in 1649 he was made a committee to ascertain ^< what 
quantity of come every man hath sowen or planted this yere that he 
is to be paid for." In 1649 he ^'desired that he might haue libertie 
to make a well in ye streete neere his house." In 1646 he bought 
six and a half acres of land '^ in the Necke," and in that year it was 
recorded that '* Thomas yale hath sold unto Robert Johnson 62 acres 
of upland." (Hoadly's New Haven Colony Records, Vol. 1.) 
He lived in that part of New Haven then called Yorkshire quarter, 
now represented by York Street. The name of this quarter may have 
been derived from Johnson's former residence in England. He died 
in 1661. The inventory of his estate is dated Nov. 2^^ 1661, and 
amounts to £404, 04, 03. His will is recorded at New Haven, in Vol. 
1, first part, page 101, and is as follows — 

** A writing exhibited as the last Will and Testament of Robert John- 
son of New Haven, Deceased." 

"• Imp. I beqneath my soul to Jesns Christ and my body to the Dnst. 
Also I give to my son Thomas twcntie pound as ye other two John and 
William have had and then my sonne Thomas after ray wife has had 
her thirds to make an equall division among ye sd. three brothers and 
the land in ye sd. yorkahire quarter I woald have my sonn Thomas 
to have that is ye nine acres belongs to ye honsse in part of his por- 
tion and I give Jeremiah Johnson a little red cow. 

The witnesses, Robkrt Johnson 

William Bradly. hi8/)nmrk. 

CuRiSTOPHER ToD, hls C T mark." 

Jeremiah Johnson, to whom Robert Johnson gave " a little red 
cow " in his will, was probably Robert's nephew, the son of his de- 
ceased brother Thomas. 

The name of Robert Johnson's first wife is unknown. He left a 
widow Adeline, who became the second wife of Robert Hill of New 
Haven, Jan. 7, 1662. He died in Aug., 1663. On May 22, 1G66, 
she became the second wife of John Scranton of Guilford, Ct., who 
died Aug. 27, 1671. She deecls land, on Oct. 21, 1781, to *Mier 
two sons-in-law, sons to * * * Robert Johnson, of New Haven de- 
cesised, to wit, Thomas Johnson and John Johnson husbandman," 
thereby showing that she was not the mother of the said sons. In 
this deed she is described as " Adelin Scranton Widow & Relict of 
John Scranton." She was tlierefore tlui st«*p niotlier of Thomas and 
John, and after successively marrying three widowers, we find her a 
widow in 1681. She died in April, lG8o. 

3. Thomas* JonxsoN was early in New ITaven, and was drowned, with 
Thomas Ashley, in the harbor, in 1640. It is said that he f*ame 
witli his brother Rol)ert, and he left four sons : i. Thomas,' of Nfw 
Haven and Newark, N. J., 1666, the progenitor of the New Jer^^^y 
Johnsons. He died Nov. 5, 1694, aged 64. ii. Daniel, of Nfw 

134 Ntw Haven and Wallingford Johnsons. [April, 

Haven, iii. William, of New Haven and Wallingford, Ct., married 
Sarah Hall, and had 14 children, iv. Jeremiah, of New Haven. 
Another account omits Jeremiah, and places John of Guilford as the 
first son ; and still another says that William was an independent 
emigrant from Co. Essex, England, and no relation to these John- 
sonQ from Hull. I have been unable to find any original record of 
the chihlren of Thomas who, according to Hoadly's New Haven 
Colony Rscords, Vol. 1, died in 1 640. The children of William, 
and his descendants in the line of Jacob, are given in the Register, 
Vol. 00, page 369 ; and the family of William's son John is given 
in the Street Genealogy, of lb9o, page 15. 

4. JoiiN^ Johnson (Robert^) doubtless was bom in England. He mar- 
ried Hannah, daughter of John and Hannah Parmlee of Guilford, 
Ct., Sept., 30, 16ol. According to the General Index No. 1, of the 
New Haven Probate Records, his estate was probated in 1687. His 
name is in the Index of Vol. 2, with references to pages o and 20, 
but page 5 is missing. The original page 20 is now the first remain- 
ing page of records in the said volume, and refers to a petition of 
John Hodkins, Thomas Tuttle and »Iohn Penderson, upon which 
the Court orders the administrators of the estate of John Johnson 
decease<l, namely, Samuel Johnson and John Johnson, to give an 
account of their administration within 21 days. This is the only 
matter concerning his estate that now remains in the Probate Rec- 
ords. No date is given, but the New Haven County Court Records 
show that his estate was probated as early as 1689. On June 17, 
1689, *' Samll tlohnson and John Johnson Adm. to the estate of their 
late father John Johnson late of New Haven deceased, intestate, 
appearing in court was enquired of why they had not put an issue 
to their paymt. of Debts & deviding of lands according to court order. 
♦ * * After much debate about the matter Samll. Johnson pro- 
pounded that they might choose two men to divide the land & he 
should be sati8tie<l therein. Whereupon Samll. Johnson chose En- 
sgn. Samll. Munson & John Johnson chose Lieut. Abraham Dick- 
inson, whicli the Court approved.*' (County Court Records, Vol. 1, 
p. 171.) What interest, if any, John Hodkins, Thomas Tuttle and 
John Penderson had in the estate is still unknown. 

There was some dilliculty alx)ut the estate, and Samuel left for parts 
unknown before June 11, 1690, when he was summoned to a[)pear be- 
fore the court '* for his breach of the peace, but it was sd he had 
withdrawn himself out of towne. • * * John appearing but his 
brother Samll. being gone it was referred to another time.'* (Coimty 
Court Records, Vol. 1, p. 179.) This is the last record found ap- 
pertaining to the estate. Their mother, the widow Hannah John- 
son, was also present at this hearing. S(5veral deeds in the land re- 
cords by Samuel and John Johnson administrators, show that they 
were the sons of the deceased John, and their mother Hannali was 
living as late as March 15, 1693. 

The cliildren of John and Hannah Johnson were : 

i. David,' b. Feb. — , bapt. Mar. 1, 1652. 

ii. Samuel, b. Feb. 25, 1653, bapt. Mar. following ; left New Haven be- 
fore June 11, 1690. 
iii. Hannah, b. Feb. 4, 1656. 
iv. Hannah, m. Samuel Hummason, June 21, 1677. 

1902.] New Haven and Wallingford Johnsons. 135 

8. T. John, b. Aug. 27, 1661 ; m. Mabel Grannis, Mar. 2, 1684-5. 

Ti. Sarah, b. Aag. 26, 16G4, baptized the next day ; m. John Wolcott of 
New Haven, Feb. 8, 1683. 

vil. RxjTH, b. April 3, 1667; m. Benjamin Dorman, Oct. 10, 1698. 

Tiii. Abigail, b. Apr. 9, 1670 ; m. Joseph Foot of Branford, before March 
15, 1693. 

ix. Daniel, b. Feb. 21, 1671 ; m. Mary, dan. of Andrew Sanford of Mllford, 
Dec. 23, 1707. She was the widow of Thomas Tattle. (Tattle Fam- 
ily, page 141.) 

5. Robert* Johnson (Robert^), says Dr. Samuel Johnson, " was bred at 
Cambridge whose name you see near the beginning of their cata- 
logue. He went to his unkle at Rowley and was said to be a very 
promising candidate for the ministry and was to be settled there but 
died young." He graduated in the class of 1645. His will was 
made 13 Sept., 1649, and probated March, 1650. This explains why 
he is not mentioned in his father's will. 

6- Thomas' Johnson (Robert}) died Jan. 4, 1 694-5. The " Tuttle Fam- 
ily " gives him several children, but he gave his homestead, that was 
his father's, and other lands, to his nephew John Johnson, son of 
John, before his death ; and after his decease his nephew John, with 
wife Mabel, appeared before the Probate Court and swore that it 
was the will of their uncle Thomas Johnson that all his cattle should 
be given to his brother William, of Guilford. This disposition of 
his property indicates that he had no children living at the time of 
his death ; and this inference is corroborated by Dr. Samuel Johnson, 
who said, in 1757, that this Thomas died a batchelor. TTie children 
given in the '* Tuttle Family " belong to Thomas the son of Thomas, 
and the three sons recorded to Thomas Johnson in New Haven, 
between 1651 and 16G4, are, according to Mrs. Salisbury, named 
in the will of Thomas of Newark. 

7. William' Johsso's (Robeii}), born about 1630, settled at Guilford, 

Conn., as early as 1 653. He was deacon, town clerk, and many times 
deputy, from 1 665 to 1 694. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Fran- 
cis Bushnell, and died Oct. 27, 1702. (Steiner's History of Guilford, 
Conn., page 128). He had eleven children, of whom Samuel* was 
the father of the celebrated divine, and first President of Columbia 
College, Dr. Samuel* Johnson of Stratford, Conn. For his family, 
and other Guilford Johnsons, see Dr. Alvin Talcott's mss. geneal- 
ogies of Guilford, Conn., families, at the rooms of the New Haven 
Colony Historical Society, at New Haven, or the copy of the same 
at the Town Clerk's office at Guilford. 

8. John Johnson' {John,^ Robert^) was born Aug. 27, 1661, and mar- 

ried, March 2, 1684-5, Mabel, daughter of Edward Granniss and 
(according to Savage) his second wife Hannah, daughter of John 
Wakefield of New Haven, Conn. Although sometimes called 
** Mabel," her name was Mehitable, as appears by numerous deeds, 
• &c. These names are sometimes used interchangeably, and that they 
belong to the same person in this case is shown by the fact that her 
brothers John and Joseph Granniss, on Feb. 17, 1721, deed her a 
piece of land under the name of Mabel Johnson, and on May 14, 
1725, she sells the same land under the name of Mehitable Johnson. 

136 New Haven and Wallingford Johnsons. [Aprils 

John and Mabel Johnson at one time lived in what is now West- 
field, New Haven, and he had also his grandfather Robert's home- 
stead in Yorksliire quarter, which was given him by his uncle 
Thomas. He made his will Dec 10, 1712. His widow Mehitable 
was appointed administratrix, the first Monday of Feb., 1712-13. 
His will is recorded at New Haven, Vol. 4, page 117, and is as fol- 
lows : 

*' Id the name of God Amen. I John Johnson Senior of New Haven 
being at this time Sick and weak in my Body Yet of perfect mind and 
memory thanks be to God for it I Do make and ordain this my Last will 
and Testament. In manner and form following — firstly and principally 
I Give my Sonl to God hoping: for Acceptence and mercy throu^rh the 
merits and righteousness of Christ Jesus my Lord and my body I com- 
mit to the Earth to be hurried Decently at ye discrcstion of my Exrt 
hereafter named and as Concerning ye disposing of all such Temporal 
Estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and dispose there- 
of as foUowith — firstly that all my just debts and funeral Expenses 
shall be paid and Dyscharged. 

item, I give and bequeath all my Estate both personall and Real that 
I shall Dye in my possession of to my persent Dear and Loving Wife 
Mahitabell Johnson to be wholly and Intirely at her Dispose and Use 
for her own Comfort or for ye bringing up my children or otherwise to 
dispose of as they may need and as She Can spare* ytt my will is that 
the whole of my Estate be Intirely at my wife's Dispose So Long as 
Shee shall Live a widdow and at her decease or marriage my will is 
that shee shall have Intirely at her Dispose one third part of what Shall 
then be Remaining of my Estate and the rest Divided Equally amongst 
my children Excepting twenty pounds which I do hereby Give of my Es- 
tate to my Daughter Sarah Johnson more than her Equall Share with the 
Rest of my children and also my will further is that my Son John John- 
son Shall have his Equall Share with the Rest of my Children besides 
What he hath already Had of me and I do Nominate and appoint and 
hereby Constitute ray Present Dear and Loving Wife Sole Executrix of 
this my last Will and Testament and I do hereby Revoke all former 
Wills By me at any time made before this. In Witness whereof I have 
hereunto Set my hand and Aflixed my seal this 10th. Day of December 

John X Johnson. 

Signed Sealed and published 
to be the Last will and Testament of the above said John 

Before ye witness Witnesses Sworn In Court in the 

John Punderson Usual form 

John Lathrop Test Jos' Whiting, Clerk." 

"Children names, 

John, Thomas, Ann, Sarah, Joseph 14, Benjamin 11, Robert 8, James 
6, Mahitabell 5, Hannah 3, year old." 

Various deeds show that widow Mehitable resided in New Haven 
until 1729 or later, but in 1732 was living in Middletown, Conn., 
and in 1738 at Braiiford, Conn. In a deed dated Dec. 31, 1751, 
Thomas of Middletown, Joseph of Hartford, Benjamin of Durham, 
Robert of Middletown, Timothy Rose of Woodbury and Mehitable 
his wife, give to " our brother in law Benjamin Hands of Middle- 
town " land that was " our Honrd. Father's Mr. John Johnson of 
New Haven, deed.," and also landsold by Moses Blackslee to " our 
Honrd. Mother Mrs. Mehitable Johnson deed.," thus showing that 

1902.] Hem Haven and Wallingford Johnsons. 137 

die died between 1738 mnd 1751. Her tombstone ftt Dorham, Conn., 
sajB she died Dec 9, 1745, mged 79. 

Tbe ehildroi of John and Mabel Jobnson were : 

9. 1. JoHX,< b. March S, 168^-7. He is John of Wallinsrf onl. 

IL Thomas, b. Jan. IS, 1689-90; remoTed to MIddletown, Conn., in or 
before 1732. He was called Capt. 

Ut AxxB, b. Feb., 1691 ; m. Willet Ranney of MIddletown, Conn., April 20, 

It. Sarah, b. April 9, 1694. 

T. Danikl, b. April 22. 1696; not named in the list of children appended 
to his father's will. 

Ti. Joseph, b. Dec 2, 1698 ; was Uring in Durham, Conn., in 17S2, Middle- 
town, Conn., 1738, and Hartford, Conn., in 1751. 

▼ii. Benjamin, b. March 9, 1701 ; removed to Durham, Conn. 

Till. Robert, b. Jane 5, 1703; lived at MIddletown, Conn., 1733. 

ix. James, b. Sept. 8, 1705. 

z. Mehitabls, b. Feb. 29, 1707-8; Timothy Rose of Branford, Conn., 
Sept. 22, 1730. She was living there in 1738, but lived at Woodbury, 
Conn., in 1751. 

xi. Hannah, b. May 23, 1710; m. Benjamin Hands of MIddletown, Conn., 
between 1732 and 1738. (New Haven Land Records, Vol. 9, p. 277, 
and Vol. 10, p. 460.) He was son of Benjamin and Sarah (Ward) 
Hands, b. Oct. 4, 1706. (Steiner.) 

9. John* Johnson {John,* John,* Robert^) was bom March 8, 1687-8. 
He removed to Wallingford, and there married, Jan. 12, 1711, 
Sarah Jennings, the widow of Nathaniel Hitchcock who died Maj 
12, 1710. She at that time had three Hitchcock children, viz.: 
i. Sarah, bom March 31, 1705 ; married Aaron Cook, June 14, 
1722. ii. Elizabeth, bom Jan. 11, 1707. ill. Hannah, born Jan. 11, 
1709 ; married Caleb Mathews, March 7, 1727 ; died Dec. 5, 1731. 
The John Johnson of Wallingford (see John,* son of Walter,^ post), 
who married Mary Chatterton in 1710, should not be confounded with 
this (No. 9) John, who lived in the south western part of the town, 
by " Fresh medows," near the Cheshire line ; while the former lived 
at what is now Meriden. I find no record after 1722 of moi-e than 
one John Johnson in Wallingford. He is identified by two deeds 
in New Haven Land Records, Vol. 6, pages 644-5, in the first of 
which Mehitable Johnson, of New Haven, gives her " loving son 
John Johnson of the town of Wallingford " 9 acres of land, being 
part of land laid out to " my Honoured ffather-in-law John Johnson 
late of New Haven deceased," dated April 30, 1725. Tlie same 
day, John Johnson of Wallingford deeds this land to Benjamin Todd, 
and describes it as part of the land of ^^ my Honoured grand ffather 
John Johnson Deed." 

In Mrs. Evelyn MacCurdy Salisbury's " Family Histories and 
Genealogies" (Vol. 2, page 288), containing much valuable infor- 
mation, but some mistakes, is a letter from a great-grandson of 
Robert^ Johnson, Dr. Samuel* Johnson of Stratford, written to his 
son Hon. William SamueP Johnson, and dated Jan. 6, 1757, a part 
of which (with generation numbers added to indicate the line of 
John of Wallingford) is as follows : 

*♦ ♦ ♦ And now I proceed to set down to you all I know of our pro- 
genitors. The Father of our Family in this country was John [Robert] 
Johnson, one of the first founders of New Haven, and lived on the 
northwest Corner of the Square of Lots Mr. Mix and the Colleges are 
on, over against Darling's. He came from the noted town of Hull {al 

138 New Haven and Wallingford Joknsons. [April, 

Kingston-apon-Hain near York in Torkshiae, and it was said lie liad 
two Brothers, one the Father of the John^^ons at Newark in the Jersies, 
the other the Father of those in Boston GoTemment, who settled at 
Rowley abont 20 miles eastward of Boston. John [Robert] onr an- 
cestor bad John*, Robert*, Thomas,* and William.* John* had John,' 
Samnel,' and Daniel,' the two last ^ ^ died * * leaving no male issae. 
• • • [John*] was Father to John* (who settled at Wallingford • • •) 
and Thomas*, who is Capt. Johnson of Middletown • • • " 

It is interesting to note that the male line as given by Dr. John* 
SOD, largely from his personal knowledge, is identical with the line- 
age as here worked out from the records, in 1897, one hundred and 
forty years later, and without any knowledge of that letter. This 
is especially important, as all published Johnson genealogy of this 
branch omits one generation, leading out the middle John. This 
was probably caused by his living at New Haven, ootemporaneoosly 
with John the son of William, or Wingle.* 

While John* (John,^ Robert^) may have heen obscure in a sense, 
as stated, he was by no means an unworthy man. The large 
amount of property received by deeds of gift from his uncle 
Thomas shows him to have been a favorite with that uncle, and he 
must have been in some respects the superior of his cousins and 
brothers, in order to have merited these favors. The numerous 
deeds given by his widow after his decease shows that he was a large 
land owner. His son John,^ of Wallingford, left an unusually large 
estate for those times, over three thousand pounds, and although 
there was another John Johnson in Wallingford with him, for more 
than ten years, he was considered of such importance that any refei^ 
ence to John Johnson of Wallingford was always understood as re- 
ferring to John the son of John, Jr. One deed in the Wallingford 
records describes John Johnson as a weaver, and, judging from the 
inventory, this John was the one who died in 1744. John Johnson, 
of Wallingford, die<l Oct. 17, 1744. His widow died July 14, 1748. 
His will, dated Feb., 1743-4, is recorded in New Haven, Vol. 6, page 
573. It names wife Sarah, son Daniel, son Jennings, son Amos, 
daughter Barbary, wife of Abraham Ives, daughter Ester, wife of 
Merriman Munson, daughter Phebe, wife of Dydimos Parker, daugh- 
ter Ruth, wife of Abel Hall, daughter Patience, " who is unmarried." 
The land given to his three sons was to **be entailed unto my said 
sons and to their heirs for ye space of one hundred years from 
ye date of this present will," but notwithstanding this provision, most 
of it passed out of the family in a few years. The inventory of his 
estate amounted to the unusually large sum of £3017. 7. 1. 

The children of John and Sarah Johnson were : 

1. Esther,* b. May 4. 1712; m. Merriam Munson, Jan. 34, 1733. 

ii. Rarbaua, b. Feb. 6, 17H; m. Abraham Ives, May 11, 1736. 

ill. Damakis, b. Jan. 31, 1716; m. Wait Eberuantha, Dec. 29, 1737. 

iv. Daniel, b. Dec. 14, 1717 ; m. Ruth Todd, Dec. 26, 1744. He d. In 1761. 

v. Phebk, b. April 28, 1720; m. Dydlmus Parker. 

vi. Jennings, b. Jan. 7, 1722; m. Sarah Johnson, Oct. 20, 1748. He re- 
moved to Sonthington, Conn., where the land he left is still owned 
by bis descendants. His family is given in Timlow's History of that 
town, page czxxvii. 

vli. Ruth, b. Oct. 1, 1728; m. Abel Hall. 
10. viii. Amos, b. Mar. 4, 1726; m. Abigail Holt, Apr. 24, 1746. 

ix. Patience, b. July 28, 1728 ; m. Daniel Culver, Dec. 17, 1746. 

• See BsoiSTEB, anUf Vol. 66, page 369.— Editor. 

1902.] New Haven and Wallingford Johnsons. 139 

We thus find that Sarah (Jennings) Johnson was the mother of 
twelve children, three by her first and nine by her second husband. 

10. Amos* Johnson (John,* John* John,^ Robert^), bom March 4, 1726 ; 
married April 24, 1746, Abigail, daughter of Joseph and Abigail 
(Curtis) Holt. This parentage is shown by a deed from WiUiam 
Johnson and Tamer (Holt) Johnson of Durham, and Amos Johnson 
and Abigail (Holt) Johnson of Wallingford, conveying " Two Rights 
of land which formerly belonged to Ensign Thomas Curtiss late of 
Wallingford Deceased," Jan. 16, 1748-9. (WaUingford Land Re- 
cords. Vol. 11, p. 521.) He resided in the parish of Northforl, in 
the town of Wallingford, near the Branford town line. He served 
in tlie French and Indian war, 1758-9. Davis's History of Wal ing- 
ford says that he died in the Revolutionary War, at White PI tins, 
N. Y., 1776, but this is an error, because he was living at North ord, 
Dec 9, 1783, when he and his wife Abigail leased their house, &c., 
at Northford, to Moses and Esther Peck. ( Wallingford Land Re- 
cords, Vol. 23, page 423.) It is certain, however, that one A nos 
Johnson of Wallingford, Conn., was in Capt. James Peck's Co., Sjpt. 
17, 1777, but I do not know whether it was this Amos or his son. 
Amos Johnson who died at White Plains was probably from Bran- 
ford, Conn., and son of Edward and Elizabeth (Barnes) Johnson. 
(Woodruff's Litchfield, Conn., Register, page 113.) Amos of Wal- 
lingford gave numerous deeds of land, between 1747 and 1785, the 
last of which bears date April 27, 1785. Family tradition says that 
he removed west, about 1785, where he died, and that his widow re- 
turned and married Jonah Todd. Jonah Todd of Woodbridge, 
Conn., died between 1802 and 1804, leaving a widow Abigail. 
The children of Amos and Abigail Johnson were : 

i. Lucy,' b. Sept. 11, 1747; m. Samuel Preston, Sept. 7, 1769. 

11. Esther, b. Nov. 16, 1749 ; m. Moses Peck. 

ili. Sibyl, b, Sept. 16, 1751. 

iv. Amos, m. at Wallingford. Eunice Daly, Sept. 15, 1777 ; bought land at 

Farmington, Conn., Oct. 14, 1780. 
V. Simeon, m. Merriam Johnson, March 4, 1773. His father deeds him 

land in 1772. 
vl. EuHU, b. June 7, 1778. 

1. Walter^ Johnson. Savage says he was at Middletown, Conn., 1684, 
but no record of him is now found there, neither has his parentage 
or previous history been learned. He was at Wallingford, Conn., 
as early as Feb. 23, lGDl-2, when he agrees "with Roger Tyler for 
a certain piece of land that was granted to him in lieu of a home lott 
at the north end of said town." (AVallingford Land Records, Vol. 
1, page 151.) Several other pieces "laid out to Walter Johnson" 
are referred to on page 175, the same book, under date May 4, 1692. 
Several deeds to and from his sons Lambert and John are also of re- 
cord, on various dates up to 1718. Two deeds in 1714 give each of 
his sons their portion of his estate, and refer to land they had already 
received that was their "own mother's.'' His wife was a daughter 
of Nehemiah lioys of AVallingford, as is shown by the will of the 
said Roys, which gives 5 shillings to his grandson John Johnson, and 
across cut saw to John's father, Walter Johnson. (Wallingford 
Land Records, Vol. 2, page 75.) In a deed dated April 11, 1721, 

140 New Haven and Wallingford Johnaona. [April, 

JdtiTi Johnson refers to land ^^ that has, may or should come unto 
me * * * in the right of my Honored grandfather l^Ir. Nehe- 
miah Roys/' {Ibidy Vol. 3, page 401.) Walter Johnson died Feb. 
6, 1731. 

His children were : 

2. i. John,* m. Mary Chatterton, Nov. 2, 1710. 
8. ii. Lambkkt, m. Rebecca Curtis, Mar. 1, 1716. 

2, JoHN^ Johnson ( WaUer^). No birth record. He married Mary, 

daughter of John and Mary ( Clements) Chatterton of New Haven, 
Conn., who was born April 28, 1692. Davis's History of Walling- 
ford says " she died within that year," the year of her marriage, but 
she was living March 19, 1719, when ^Mohn Johnson and Mary his 
wife, formerly Mary Chatterton," deed a portion of the estate of 
John Chatterton her father, aud Lydia Chatterton her sister, to 
Barnabas Baldwin. (New Haven Land Records, Vol. 5, page 
270.) The genealogies in Davis's History were compiled by Elihu 
Yale, and he appears to have repeatedly overcome seemingly con- 
flicting records by putting some one out of the way and creating for 
them a death record. Thus, when he supposed that he had found one 
John Johnson with two wives, he disposed of the matter by saying 
the first wife " died,'* and so Mr. Yale got out of trouble by making 
trouble for all who consult these premature death records in his work. 
But this did not kill Mary Johnson, for in fact she lived until Sept. 21, 
1774, when she die<l a widow in New Jersey. Instead of one John 
with two wives, there were two Johns each with his own wife, living 
at Wallingford at the same time for over ten years ; just as there 
had been in the prior generation two John Johnsons living at the 
same time in New Haven. 

John,^ the son of AV^alter,^ lived in the north part of Wallingford, 
which is now Meriden. He removed to AVhippenny, N. J., before 
June 0, 1722, as is shown by a deed of that date. (New Haven 
Land Records, Vol. 4, page 115.) This is the second branch of 
Connecticut Johnsons in New Jersey. 

His children, recorded at Wallingford, Conn., were : 

I. JoiiN,^ b. An^. 12, 1711 ; d. in N. J., May 4, 177G. 

II. Hannah, b. Dec. 31, 1712. 
iii. EusiiA, b. Sept. 8, 17U. 
iv. MosKS, b. July 26. 171G. 
v. Caziah, b. April 22, 1718. 
vi. Esther, b. April 20, 172-. 

3. Lambert^ Johnson (Walter^). No birth record. He married Re- 

becca, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Mcrriman) Curtis, March 1, 
1716, who was boni Aug. 21, 1697. He died at Wallingford, Conn., 
Nov. 27, 1726. His widow " Ribeckah " was appointed to admin- 
ister on his estate, April 3, 1726. (New Haven Probate Records, 
Vol. 5, page 360.) His will is recorded in the same Vol., page 426, 
and names Benjamin, eldest son, son Cornelius, and daughters Mary, 
Anna and Rcbekah. 
His children were : 

1. Bknjamin,^ b. Dec. 10, 1716. 

li. CoKNKLius, b. Feb. 18, 1719. 

III. Maky, b. June 3, 1720. 
iv. Anna, no birth record. 

V. Rebecca, no birth record. 

1902.] Jfeedham Births. Ul 




Communicated by George Kuhn Clarke, LL.B. 

Record of Births in Needham. 

NB. Some time in Sept: 1749. Naih : Tolman had a Child born : Sept: 

9. 1749. [Elijah Sept. 8.] 
Sept : 28, 17^9, at Night : Eleazar Kingshery had a Son born. [Enoch 

Sept 27.] 
Oct : 24 : 1749. Mane Naihanael Fisher had a daughter y?t7/-born. 
Nov : 7. 1749. cir : Naihan Edes had a Son born. [eJeremiah Nov. 5.] 
Nov : 12. 1749. N. John Edes had a child bom. fUa. [Lydia.] 
Nov : 14 : 1749. Samuel Richard/on had two Sons born. [Samuel and 

Nov : 25. 1749. TYiomas Ochinton had a Son bom. [Thomas.] 
Dec : 8. 1749. Deacon Newd had a Son born. x. [Jonathan.] 
Dec: 13. 1749. N. Ebenezer HurUing had a Son bom. [Jonathan.] 
Jan : 15. 1749,50. x. Ezekiel Richard/on jun : had a Daughter born. Mary. 
Jan : 30. 1750. N. William Mills jim : had a Son born. [James.] 
Feb : 13. at Night, or, 14^. in the Morn : 1750. Eliphalet .^Tin^r/l&cry had a Son 

bom. Eliphalet 
Feb : 11. 1750. William Smith had a Child born. [Archibald.] 
March, 13. 1750. N. NathanaelMan had a Daughter bom. (My First Grand- 
child.) [Mary.] 
March, 30. 1750. Roiert Field had a Son bora. [Ebenezer.] 
April. 6. 1750. Tltomas Payn had a Son born. [Aaron.] 
April : 14 : 1750. The Wife of Reuben Dunton was delivered of a Child, by 

a Surgeon. 
April : 18. 1750. Jofeph GoUer had a Daughter bom. [Susanna.] 
April. 20. 1750. Samuel Chub had a Daughter bom. [Mary.] 
April. 29. 1750. N. Robert Fuller jun : had a Son bom. Mojes. 
Mar: 16. 1749,50. cir: Jonatha^i Smith jun: had a Son born. [John.] 
May. 4: 1750. Samuel Dagget had a Child born. [Moses.] 
May : 20. 1750. Night: The Wife of John Keith was delivered of a Child, 

by a Surgeon. 
Aug: 11. 1750. Josiah Eaton had a Son bom. Jonathan. 
Aug : 28. 1 750. John Mills had a Son bom. Naihanael, 
Oct : 22. 1750. Nathanael Fisher had a Daughter born. Rebecca. 
Oct: 31. 1750. N. JonaUian Oay had a Daughter bom. Mary, 
Nov : 5. 1750. x. Peter Edes had a Daughter bom. Esther, 
Nov : 17. 1750. N. Samuel M^intyer had a Child born, a Daughter. Lydia, 

• The record« of some births and deaths found in tho town book show diffor- 
eoaees ot a single day when compared with those in the church book. Tho names in- 
serted in brackets were obtained from different sources, a portion of them from tho 
town records. 

142 Needham Births. [April, 

Nov: 19. 1750. Jofiah IFborftrorrf had a Daughter born. Mtsabeth. 

Nov : 26 : 1750. N. Jofiah Dewing had a Daughter born. Mary. 

Dec: 1. 1750. N. Samuel Huntting had a Child born, (a Daughter.) Lois, 

Nov : 15. 1750. cir: Ephraim BuUard had a Son born. [Joseph.] 

Dec : 23. 1750. Stephen Bunding had a Son bom. Stephen. 

Feb : 5. 1750,1. Ebenezer Fisher had a Daughter born. Sarah, 

Mar: 5. 1750,1. Jofiah Ware had a Son bom. Mane. Afa. 

Mar: 6. 1750,1. Andrew Gardner had a Son boru. John, 

March, 28. 1751. Nehemiah Mills had a Daughter bom. Betdah, 

Feb: 18. 1750,1. civ: Jedidiah Knap had a Daughter bom. [Esther Feb. 

May: 10. 1751. Deacon Fisher had a Daughter bora, (it foon di'd, after it 

came into the World.) [Esther.] 
June, 1. 1751. Ebenezer Huntting had a Daughter born. Sarah, 
June, 2. 1751. Nathanael Tolman had a Child born. [Mehitable.] 

The Continuation of a Record of Births in Needham. 

June. 9. 1751. William Brown had a Child born. [Esther.] 

June, 11. 1751. Jofiah Reed had a Son born. 

June. 14 : 1751. Jofhua Kendal had a Daughter born. 

June, 20. 1751. Ahiel Smith had a Son bora. [Samuel.] 

July. 6. 1751. John Edes had a Daughter born. [Sarah.] 

Aug. 4 : 1751. Caleb Kingfbery had a Son born, (domimece,) my first Grand- 

fon. ^1/^:4:1751. [Jonathan.] 
Aug : 5. 1751. Lemuel Pratt had a Son born. [Samuel.] 
Aug : 13. 1751. Reuben Dunton had a Son born. [Oliver.] 
Aug: 25. 1751. Peter Richardfon had a Child l>ora. [Rebecca.] 
Sept: 15. 1751. Samuel Ware had a Daughter bora. [Hannah.] 
Oct: 9. 1751. Man^. Jofhua Jackfon had a Son bora. 600, [Joshua 

Oct. 8.] 
Oct : 9. 1751. Joshua Parker had a Daughter born. [Achsah.] 
Nov : 13. 1751. Night. John Keith had a Son born. [James?] 
Nov : 14 : 1751. night. Jeremiah Eaion had a child bora, a Son. [Jere- 

miah Nov. 15.] 
Nov: 17. 1751. Mane. Eliphalet Kingsbery had a Son bora. [Elijah.] 
Dec: 6. 1751. The Wife of Theophilus Richardfon was delivered of a child, 

by a Surgeon. [Zipporah.] 
Dec: 6. 1751. cir: David Smith had a child bora. A Daughter. Martha. 
Dec: 9. 1751. cir: Elisabeth Pratt had another Daughter bora. 
Dec : 10. 1751. William Mills jun : had a Daughter born. [Esther.] 
Dec : 17. 1751. cir : Jonathan Smith jun : had a Child born. 
Dec : 20. 1751. N. David Mills had a Daughter bora. Dec: 20^ manl, [Je- 
Dec : 2b, 1751. x. Jefse Kingsbery had a Son bora. Man^. [Joseph.] 
Jan : 16. 1752 : cir : Timothy Neioel had a Daughter born. [Esther Jan. 15.] 
Jan : 31. 1752. dr : Ezekiel Richardfon jun : had a Son born. [EzekieLj 
Feb : 7. 1752. N. Alice Alden had a Daughter bora. 
Mar : 2. 1752. Jonathan Parker had a Daughter born. [Sarah.] 
March. 25. 1752. Moses Dewing had a Son born. [Aaron.] 
March. 7. 1752. cir: Seth Wilfon had a child born. 

[Nathanael Mar. 8.] 
March, 28. 1752. cir: Solomon Dewing had a child born. [Rebecca.] 

1902.] Needham Births. 143 

ApriL 19. 1752. cir: Samuel Richard/on had a Daughter born. [Abigail.] 
May. 3. 1752. . . Josiah Parker had a Son bom. [Timothy.] 
May. 14: 1752. Jacob FuUam's Wife was forced to be delivered by a Sur- 
geon; y®. Child destroy M. [Hannah.] 
May. 14: 1752. N Thomas Ockinton had a Son born. [John.] 
May. 16. 1752. JofiaJi Ware had a Daughter born. May, 16. 1752. Dorothy, 

June. 11. 1752. N. Samuel Chub had a Daughter born. [Rebecca.] 
June, 23. 1752. William Smith had 2 Daughters born : One foon died after 

its birth, or was ftill-born. [Mehitable and Silence.] 
June, 12. 1752. At Night: Aloses Pratt had a child born. [Jemima.] 
July. 15. 1752. Eleazar Kingsbery had a Son bom. [Joseph.] 
Aug: 3. 1752. Daniel Webb had a Daughter born. [Sarah Aug. 4.] 
Sept : 16 : New Style. 1752. Ebenezer Clark had a Daughter bom. Sept : 5. 

Old Style. [Rebecca Sept. 19.] 
Sept : 20. New Style. 1752. Amos Fuller had a Son born ; y®. 8"*., all living 

at y*. present time, mdlajilia, [Asa.] 
Oct : 2o. New Stvle. 1752. John Edes had a Son bom. cir : hoc tempus. 

[John Nov.*12.] 
Kov?: 17. New Style. 1752. John Chub had a Son born. 

The Continuation of a Record of Births in Neediiam. 

Dec: 11. 1752. N.S. Jostah Woodard htid a Daughter bom. N. 

Jan : 13. 1753. N.S. Samuel Hantting had a Son bom. [Timothy.] 

Jan: 16. 1753. John Mills had a Son bom. Lemuel, 

Jan: 21 : 175.'^. N. cir : Lemuel Pratt had a Son born. [Leonard.] 

Feb: 26. 1753. N. JofiaJi Eiton had a Daughter bom. MaraJt, 

Feb: 27. 1753. N. Hezekiah G'ay had a Daughter bora. Mary. 

March. 5. 1753. Ebenezer Fisher hud a Child born, a Son. [Ebenezer.] 

Mar : 5. 1753. Ithamar Smith had a Daughter born. 

March: 18 1753. Nathanael Tolman had a Sou born in y^ Moming. March, 

1«. 1753. [John.] 
March, 26. 1753. N. Samuel Glover had a Son born. NB. It died foon 

after it was born. 
April. 1. 1753. . Nathanael Fisher had a Dauirhter born. [Mary.] Peter 

Richard I on had a Daughter born. [Ruth.] 

and Jofiah Dewing had a Daugliter bom. Ruth Dewing, 
April : 6. 1753. Ebenezer Ware had a Son born. Ebenezer, 
April. 7th. 1753. Nehemiah Mills had a Daughter born. April il, 1753. 

April : 17. 1753. Samuel M'',intier had a Son bora. [Samuel.] And 

Stephen Ihtutting had 2 children born, a Son & a Daughter. 
April : 18. 1753. Jonathan Smith had a Son born. [Jeremiah Apr. 14.] 
April. 30. 1753. Ebenezer Huntting had a Daughter born. Lydia, 

May: 21. 1753. Alexander Pherey {Scoto-Hibernus) had a Son bom. (& 

Josiah Parker a daughter. [Elizabeth May 28.] 
May: 13. 1753. cir: William Brown had a Child born. [John May 3.] 
June. 1. 1753. Jonathan Gfiy had a Son bom. Ebenezer, 

June. 10. 1753. Jeremiah Eaton had a Son born. Mo Pes, 
July. 13. 1753. cir : Jonas Cook had a Child born. [Solomon.] 
Sept : 13. 1753. cir : Daniel Huntting had a Child born, jilius. Daniel. 

144 JVeedham Births. [Aprils 

Oct: o. 1753. ciTiJoJiak Ware had a Son born. Joseph. 

Oct : I'K 1753. Naihan Edes bad a Son boni. Samuel. 

Oct : 1 0. 1 753. Jacob Miller ( Germanus) bad a Son bom. [Simeon Oct 15*3 

Oct:2.>. 1753. N. Abraham Chamberlain had a Son bom Mofes. 

Nov : 7. 1753. . . . x. L e. Mane. Henry Dewing jun : bad a Son born. Timothf^ 

Nov : 25. 1753. Joshua Parker had a Daughter bom. Hannah. 

Dec : 1. 1753 cir : . Ithbel Brownly had a Daughter bom. 

Sept : 21. 1752. dr : Abraham Chamberlain had a Son bom. Abrahawu 

Dec : 19. 1753. Andrew Gardner had a Daughter bom. Lucy. 

Dec: 21. 1753. Hannah Kendal had a Sou bom. Ephraim. 

Jan : i J. 1754. cir : Samuel Greenwood had a Child born. [Mary.] 

Jan : 23. 1 754 : cir : Timothy Newell had a Son bom. Nathan. 

Feb : 13. 1754. JoHiua Kendall had a Son born. Joshua. 

Feb : 26 : 1754. N. Daniel Wight had a Daughter born. Anne. 

Man'h : 1. 1 754. Mom : Eliphaiet Kingsbery had a Danghter bom. Abigail. 

Mar: 30. 1754. Morn : Ezekiel Richardfon jun : had a Child bom. Enoch. 

Mar : 31. 1754. Caleb Kingsbery had a Daughter bom. Esther. 

March, 28. 1754. David Smith had a Daughter bom. Elisabeth. 

March, 29. 1754. N. Philip Voidener {Germanus) had a Son bom. Fred- 

April, 7. 1754. Samuel Ware had a Son bom. Benjamin. 

April, 24 : 1754. John Edes had a Sou bom. John. 

May. 1. 1754. Mane. The Wife of NaUianael Chamberlain was delivered 
of a Child by a Surgeon. [Abijah.] 

May: 18. 1754. Deacon Fisher had a Son bom. Thomas. 

June. 3. 1754. Jonas Fuller had a Son bom. [Elijah June, 2.] 

June, 8. 1754. Abiel Smith had a Daughter bom. Hannah. 

June, 19. 1754. At Night. Samuel Glover had a Daughter born. NB. It 
died the next day. 

Aug: 10. 1754. Jofiah Dewing hsd a Daughter bom. Elifabeth. 

Aug: 17. 1754. Ebeuezer Clark had a Son bom. William. 

Aug: 18. 1754. Jonathan Parker had a Son born. Ebenezer. 

Sept : 15. 1754. At Night. Nathanael Man had a Son bom. My Grandchild ; 
y*. name is Ebenezer. 

Oct : 3. 1 754. Mofes Dewing had a Daughter bom. Rhoda. 

Oct: 17. 1754. Thomas Payn had a Daughter bom. Rebecca. 

Nov: 14. 1754. At Night. Samuel ChubXioA a Daughter born. Molly. 

Nov : 21. 1754. Joseph Mackintier had a Daughter born. Hannah. 

Nov : 26. 1754. At Night, Josiah Woodward had a Daughter bom. Re- 

June, 14. 1754. At Night, John Keith had a Son born. John. 

Nov : 27. 1754. At Night, Lemuel Pratt had a Son born. Jonathan. 

Dec : 31. 1754. Mane. Nathanael Fisher had a Son born. Nathanael. 

Jan : 6. 1755. Jonatfian Smitfi had a Daughter bom. [Ruth Jan. 16.] 

Jan : 27. 1755. cir: Abraham Chamberlain had a Child bom. Filia Kezia. 

Feb: 9. 1755. Man^. John Payn had a Child born. Filius. John. 

Feb : 25. 1755. At Night. Samuel Dagget had a child born. Samuel. 

April : 10 : 1755. Jofiah Eaton had a Child bom. William. 

April : 24 : 1755. N. Alexander Pherey had a Daughter born. Elifabeth. 

May : 10. 1755. Hezekiah Gay had a Son born. Hezekiah. 

May : 19. 1755. N. Josiah Ware had a Son bom. Daniel. 

1902.] Xeedham Births. 145 

May: 19. 1755. N. The Widow limy Chui had a Dftoghter born. Si- 
Jtlay : 2^^. 1755. llane. Xaihamael Tolman had a Son bom. [Elmon.] 
Jane. 16. 1755. JoAm JiiUs had a Daughter bom. Mary. 
Mav : 22. 1755. or : •/cmot Cook had a Child bom. Mar\'. 

* • 

June. 17. 1755. N. (or Jtme Id. Mom: ) JEbauzer Fisher had a Son bom. 

July. 3. 1755. N. Peier Biekard/on had a Son bom. Reuben. 

July. 24. ] 755. Jotiah Lgom had a Son bom. [Josiah.] 

July : 27. 1755. N. Jeremiah Woodcock jaski had a Daughter bom. Sarah. 

Aug : 20. 1755. x. Samuel Itiniyer had a Daughter bom. Hannah. 

Sept : 5. 1755. Jonathan Capron (who married AJtee Alden) had a Son bom. 

Sept : 10. 1755. Uriah Cotter jun : had a Son bom. N.B. it died y^. next 
night. [Alnjah.] 

Sept: 19. 1755. N. Jonathan Gay had a Son bom. Ebenezer. 

Sept : 27. 1 755. Amos Fatter jun : had a Son bom. [Amos.] 

Oct : 7. 1755. Mo/e$ Dewing had a child bom. A Son, Jonathan. Oct: 7. 

Oct : 19. 1755. At Night. Seth Wilfon had a Daughter bom. [AUce Oct. 

Not : 2. 1755. Hennf Dewing jun : had a Son bom. Timothy. 

Not : 2. 1755. Jeremiah Eaton had a Daughter bom. Elizabeth. 

Not : 10. 1755. Sehemiah Afitts had a Daughter bom. Eunice. 

Not : 24 : 1755. At Night, Wittiam Smith had a Daughter bom. Mehetabel. 

Dec : 9. 1755. John Edes had a Son bom. Collins. 

Jan y 27. 1756. The Wife of Samuel Huntting was delivered of SLjlill-hom 

Jan : 26. 1756. Ebenezer Clark had a S)on bom. Ebenezer. 

Feb : 5. 1756. Jojiah Dewing had a Daughter bom. Mary. 

Feb: 11. 1756. At Night, Eliphalet Kingtberg had a Son born. William. 

.Feb : 15. 1756. Joseph Afackintire had a Daughter born. Sarah. 

Mar : 4 : 1756. Daniel Huntting had a Son born. Simeon. 

Mar : 5. 1756. Robert Fuller had a Daughter bom. Mary. 

Mar : 8. 1756. Benjamin Mills had a Son bom. [Benjamin.] 

Mar: 9. 1756. Mane. John Bird had a Daughter bom. [Mary.] 

Mar : 22. 1756. At Night, Daniel Wight had a Child bom. A Son. Daniel. 

Mar : 26. 1756. At Night, Abraham Chamberlain had a Son born. Abra- 

Feb : 16 1756. Philip Voidener {Germanus) had a Son bom. Philip. 

April : 19. 1756. At Night, Stephen Huntting had a Son l)orn. N.B. it died 
foon after its birth. 

April, 24 : 1756. At Night, Samuel Ware had a Son bom : Samuel. 

April, 25. 1756. Samuel Glover had a Son born. SSamuel. 

April, 2?s. 1756. At Night, Caleb Kingsberg had sl I>aughtcr born. Esther. 

May. 7. 1756. At Night, Josiah Hawes bad a Sou born. 

Jane. 3. 1756. At Night, Deacon Fisher hatl a child y?iV/-born. [Judith.] 

June. 1. 1756. at Night, Ebenezer Huntting had a Son liorn. Ebenezer. 

Sept : 10. 1756. Mane. Jeremiah Fisher jun^ had a Daughter born. [Han- 

Sept: 23. 1756. Ebenezer Ware jun: had a Son bom. Jonathan. 

Sept: 26. 1756. At Night, Lemuel Prat had a Son bora. Benannuel. 

Oct : 4 : 1756. At Night, Aaron Smith jun^ had a Son born. ^Varon. 

146 Needham Births. [April, 

Oct : 14 : 1750. J(ma$ Fuller had a Daughter born. [Keziah.] 

Oct : 22. 17.50. David Smith had a Daughter bom. Mehetabel. 

Jan : 6. 1757. Jeremiah Woodcock jun : had a Daughter boni. Olive. 

Jau : 11. 1757. Eleazar Kingsbery hsA a Son bom. Eleazar. 

Jau : 14 : 1757. Samuel MackirUyer had a Son bora. John. 

Feb: 7. 1757. Mane. Andrew Gardner had a Daughter bom. Sarah. 

Feb : 8. 1757. Early in the Morn : John Bird ha<l a Daughter born. Mary. 

Mar : .'5. 1757. At Night, John Keith had a Daughter l)orn. Rhoda. 

Mar: 2. 1757. Jofiali Woodward had a Daughter bom. Esther. 

Mar: 7. 1757. Jonathan Parker had a Dau^jhter born. Marv. 

Mar : 10. 1757. Peter Riehardfon had a Daughter boru. Rhoda. 

Mar : 18. 1757 At Night, Mofen Pralt had a Daughter (*ic) bom. [Asa.] 

April, 4 : 1757. Jonathan Capron had a Child bom. [AUias.] 

April, 27. 1757. Xalhano/el Tolman had a Daughter boru. [Experience 

Feb. 27.] 
May, 16. 1757. Samuel Chub had a Daughter bora. Lucy. 
June, 1 1 . 1757. Samuel Dagget had a child born. A Son. Ebenezer. 
June, 25. 1757. Joiiah Dewing hail a Daughter bom. Experience. 
July. o. 1757. At Night, John Mills had a Son born. Moses. 
Aug : 15. 1757. Uriah CoUer jun : had a Son born. 

Sept : 21. 1757. Reuben Dunton had a Daughter l)ora. [Lucy.] 

Oct : 1 G. 1 757. cir : Abraham Chamberlain had a Daughter bom. Sarah. 

Oct : 27. 1757. Hezekiah Cray had a Daughter bom. [Rebecca.] 

Oct : 27. 1757. At Night ; Edward Beverjlock had a Daughter born. Mar- 

Nov : 2. 1757. Maue. Deacon Fisher had a child y?i7/-bom. [Richard.] 

Nov : 13. 1757. At Night. Thomas Payn had a Daughter born. [Anna?] 

Nov : »50. 1757. Alexander Pherey had a Daughter boru. ^lary. 

Dec : 9. 1757. Henry Dewing jun^ had a Daughter born. Elifabeth. 

Jan : 0. 1758. William Smith had a Daughter boru. llaunah. 

Jau : 26. 1 758. Ebenezer Clark had a Daughter born. Hanuah. 

Feb: 8. 1758. Ebniezer Dewing had a Son lx)rn. Nathan. 

Feb: 10. 1758. Ebenezer JIuntting had a son boru. Jonathan. 

Feb : 12. 1758. Timothy Newel had a Son born. P^leazar. 

Feb; 5. 1758. Jeremiah Eaton had a Son born. Lemuel. 

Mar : 8. 1758. Jofinh Lyon had a Daughter bom. [Esther.] 

IVIar : 28. 1758. Ebenezer Fisher had a Sou born. Jofiah. 

Ai>ril, 12. 1758. cir: Ebenezer Prat had a child boni. Martha. 

April, 0. 1758. Aaron Smith jun had a child born.^ViM*. Elifha. A.S. jun^ 

April, 23. 175JS. Daniel Hantting had a Son born. Israel. 

April, 26, 1758. Jonathan Gay had Twins born. Daniel, & Rebecca. 

May. 27 : 1758. x. Abiel Smith had a Child born (NB. it soon died.) [Je- 

June, 0. 1758. A.M. My Son Samuel hdA a Daughter born. Sarah. 

Aug : 30. 1758. cir: Josiah Ware had a Daughter bora. Catharine. 

Sept: 2. 1758. Nathanael Fisher had a Son born. Janverin. 

Sept: 23. 1758. William Brown had a Sou Iwru. 

Sept: 26. 1758. Jeremiah Woodcock jun^ had a Son born. Jeremiah. 

Sept : 8. 1758. Stephen Hantting had a Sou born. Mofes. 

Sfpt : 18. 1758. John Edes had a Daughter born. Deborah. 

Oct : 28. 1758. cir: Jonathan Capron had a child born. [Marcy.] 

Nov : 27. 1758. N. Josiah Woodward had a Son bom. Josiah. 

Dec: 18. 1758. Moses Dewing had a daughter bom. Beulah. 

1902.] Needham Births. 147 

Jan : 5. 1759. At Night Robert QiHd had a daughter born. Mary. 
Dec : 26. 1757. WiUicm Bumfry had a son bom. Willard. 

Jan : 9. 1759. at Night, John Keith had a child bom. FihuSy Daniel. 

Jan : 29. 1759. at Night, WiUiam Humfry had a Daughter born. Olive. 
Feb : 27. 1759. Ebmezer Ware had a Daughter bom. Rhoda. 
Feb : 28. 1759. John Bird had a Daughter bom. Hannah. 

12? 1750. at Night, Reuben DurUon had a Daughter bom. [Olive 

Mar. 18.] 
March, 29. 1759. Archibald At^muUin had a Son bom. Archibald. 
April, 1. 1759. Naihanael Tolman had a Daughter bom. [Sarah.] 
March, 11. 1759. Mo9es BuUard had a Son bora. Nathanacl. 
April, 8. 1759. Miphalet Kingsbery had a Daughter bom. Jemima. 

April, 11. 1759. Josiah Dewing had a Son bom. Joseph. 

April, 18. 1759. David JdtUs had a Datighter bom. Kezia. 

April, 21. 1759. At night Nathanael Chamberlain had a child bora. Na- 

April, 23. 1759 David Smith had a Daughter bora. Olive. 

May. 10. 1759. x. Henry Dewing jun: had a Daughter born. Mehetabel. 

May: 20. 1759. N. Andrew Gardner had a child bom. Filia, Elifabeth. 

May, 27. 1759. WiUiam Mils jun^: had a child bora. [Enoch.] 

June, 8. 1759. Samuel Ware had a Son bom. Ephraim. 

July. 7. 1759. Joseph Mackentyer had a Son bom. Timothy. 

July. 14 : 1759. N. Eleazar Kingsbery had a Son bom. Phinehas. 

Aug : 1 1. 1759. Jemima Pratt had a Son bom. Timothy. 

Jonas Fuller had a Child bom. [Elisha Aug. 24.] 

Aug : 24 : 1759. At Night Ebenezer Buntting had a Son bom. Ajsa. 

Sept : 17. 1759. Mane. Benjamin Morse had a Son bom. [Benjamin.] 

Oct : 2. 1759. Robert Smith had a Daughter bom. Sybill. 

Oct : 6. 1759. Jeremiali Fisher jun^ had a Son born. Josiah. 

Oct : 10. 1759. at Night, WiUiam Smith had a Son bom. William. 

Oct : 11. 1759. at Night, Samuel Mackeniire had a Daughter bom. Elisa- 

Oct : 26. 1759. Edward Beverstock had a Child bom. John. 

: Oct : 22. 1759. Samuel Dagget had a child bom. Afa. 

Dec : 15. 1759. At Night, Uriah Coller jun' : had a Son bom. [Samuel.] 

Dec : 2 1 . 1759. At Night, Peter Riehardfon had a Daughter bom. Rebecca. 

Jan : 2. 1760. Abiel Smith bad a Son born. Lemuel. 

: Nov : 6. 1759. Misha Mils had a Son bom. Elisha. 

Jan : 24. 1760. Christopher Smith had a ChUd bom. [Rebecca Jan. 23.] 

Jan : 27. 1760. N. Ebenezer Fisher had a Son bom. 

Mar: 5. 1760. WiUiam Humfry hsA 2 Daughters bom: twins. Hannah & 

April, 19. 1760. Aaron Smith jun^ had a Daughter born. Beulah. 

April, 28. 1760. Jonathan Gay had a Son bom. Oliver. April, 28*^ 

May. 5. 1760. Stephen Huntting had a Son born. Convers. 

July. 2. 1760. N cir : Robert Child had a Child bora. [Hannah July 3.] 

July. 18. 1760. N. eir: Josiah Ware had a Son bora. William. 

July. 23. 1760 My Son Samuel had a Son born. Rufus. 

Aug : 9. 1760. Neliemiafi MUs had a chUd born, filia. Elisabeth. 

Aug: 16. 1760. Ebenezer Clark had a Son born. WDliam. 

Aug: 21. or 22. at Night Alice Capron had a child bora. [Lucy.] 

Sept : 27. 1760. at Night John MUs had a Daughter bora. Hadafsah. 

Oct: 12. 1760. Eliphalet Kingsbery had a Daughter bora* Sufanna. 

VOL. LVI. 10 

148 JVeedham Births. [April, 

Oct : 20. 1760. N. Jeremiah Baton had a Son born. Samuel. 

Oct : 30. 1760. x. Lemuel Prat had a Son born. Cyrus. 

Jan : 2. 1761. William Mills had a Daughter bom. [Rhoda.] 

Jan : 5. 1761. N. IK. Deming had a Daughter born. Sarah, or, 6, day in 

Jan : 6. 1761. John Ayres had a Daughter bom. [Sarah.] 

Jan : 8. 1761. Caleb lungsbery had a Daughter bom. Elifabeth. 

Jan : 9. 1761. Alexander Pherey had a Daughter bom. Jane. 

Jan : 14 : 1761. Nathanael Fisher had a ^on /HUrhom. 

Mar: 23. 1761. Timothy Dewing had a Child bom. [Sarah.] 

April, 14. 1761. N. James Man had a Daughter bom. Fhebe. 

April, 18. 1761. Amos Fuller jun'. had a Daughter bom. [Sarah.] 

April, 29. 1761. Jeremiah Fisher jlin: had a Daughter bom. Phebe. 

May. 26. 1761. N. Deacon Fisher had a child yitW-bom. 

June, 14 : 1761. John Clark had a Son bom. Michael. 

June, 17. 1761. Henry Dewing jun*": had a child bom. Henry. 

June. 17. 1761. Seth TVilfon had a child born. [Jered.] 

June, 17. 1761. cir: Josiah Woodward had a Son bom. Flisha. 

June, 20. 1761. cir : Jeremiah Woodcock jun : had a child bom. Filia. 

Aug : 14 : 1761. Timothy Kingsbery jun'^ : had a daughter bom. [Lydia.] 

Aug : 25. 1761. John Bird had a Daughter born. Sarah. 

Aug : 28. 1761. Ebenezer Fuller had a Son bom. [Samuel.] 

Aug : 25. 1761. cir : Ebenezer Huntting had a Son bom. Elisha. Aug : 25. 

Sept : 6. 1761. Mofes Bullard had a child bom. Sally. 

Sept : 10. 1761. N. Elisha Mills had a Daughter bom. Debby. 

Oct : 14. 1761. Samuel Ware had a Child born. Elifabeth. 

Oct : 18. 1761. William Humfry had a Son bom. Mane. William. 

Oct: 29. 1761. Ebenezer Wilkinson had a Daughter born. Molly. 

Nov : 12. 1761. cir : Jonas Fuller had a Child bom. [Levi.] 

Nov : 26. 1761. Ebenezer Fisher had a Daughter born. Rhoda. 

Nov : 30. 1761. Robert Smith had a Daughter born. Perfis. 

Dec : 24. 1761. At Night. Uriah Coller jun : had a child born. [Abigail.] 

Dec : 80. 1761. At Night. John Keith had a Daughter born. Rhoda. 

Jan : 26. 1762. At Night. Christopher Smith had a Son bom. [Chris- 


Jan : 27. 1762. At Night. William Smith had a Son bom. Samuel. 

Feb : 5. 1762. Edward Beverftock had a Son bom. Daniel. 

Feb : 2. 1762. N. Ephraim Prat had a child bom. 

Jan : 15. 1762. Josiah Lyon had a Son born. [Ebenezer Jan. 8.] 

Feb : 23. 1762. N. Joseph Daniel had a Son bom. Jos : Daniel jun: 

Feb : 25. 1762. Nehemiah Mills had a Child bom. filia. [Sarah.] 

April, 2. 1762. Jonas Mills had a Child born, filius. [Samuel.] 

Nov : 3. 1761. Jonathan Whitney had a Son bom. David. 

April, 16. 1762. Ebenezer Ware jun : had a Daughter bom. Esther. 

April, 17. 1762. N. Joseph Mackentire had 2 Children bom. Moses, & 

Mar : 30, 1762. cir: Aaron Smith jun': had a Daughter {sic) bom. Abner. 

May. 7 : 1762. cir: Elijah Pratt had a child born. May : 7 

— 16. 1762. Samuel Dagget had a child born. [Ebenezer May 16.] 

June, 14. 1762. Eliphalet Kingsbery had a Son bom. Jofiah. 

June, 25. 1762. Samuel Mackentire had a Son born. [Joseph.] 

1902.] Some Jefferson Correspondence. 149 

July. 7. 1762. Deacon Fisher had a child yiiTZ-born. 

July. 13. 1762. Nathanael Blackinton had a Daughter bora. 

[I hereby certify that the foregoing is & trae copy of the births recorded in the first 
book of the First Church in Xeedham. 

(Signed) Gbokob K. Clarke, Justice of the Peace, and 
sometime Clerk of the First Parish in Needham.] 


Commnnicated by Worthinoton C Ford, Esq., of Boston. 
[Continued from page 56.] 

Fleming to Jeffenon, 

Williamsburg, 15th June, 1776, 

Dear Sir: 

I thank yon for your favor by the post, and beg you will be so 
obliging as te repeat it, whenever you have leisure. The news from Can- 
ada, which I fear is too true, is very discouraging, tho' I am not without 
hope that things will take a favorable turn in that quarter. A letter I 
have seen from General Washington seems to cherish it Military oper- 
ations in the southern department seem for the present near at a stand. 
We have great reason to apprehend an immediate war with the overhill 
Cherokees, Creeks, and other southern tribes of Indians, and have ordered 

6 companies of rangers, under the command of Lieutenant CoP. W. Rus- 
sell, to be stationed on the southwestern frontier to protect the inhabitants 
from their inroads. Mr Walker is returned, having concluded a treaty 
with the lower Cherokees, &c, the particulars of which have not yet trans- 
pired. Will not the disaster of the Cedars, probably, bring some of the 
northern tribes of Indians on us ? We have not yet been able to learn 
anything of Clinton's destination, since he left Cape Fear, tho* a report 
prevailed here a few days ago, that he was arrived at Sandy Hook. Yes- 
terday was finished the appointment of officers to the 6 troops of horse, to 
be raised for the defence of this colony. The captains are Dr. Bland, Ben 
Temple, John Jameson of Culpeper, Lewellen Jones of Amelia, Harry 
Lee, J*", and John Nelson of York. On a ballot for a cornet to the fifth 
troop, the numbers stood as follows: for John Watts, 37 ; for Richard Lee, 
Esq'. 19 ; for Henry Clements, 19 ; for Cole Digges, 16 ; for B". Whiting, 

7 &c. The previous question was then put whether the question should 
be put between Mr Watts and the squire or Mr Clements, when it was de- 
termined in favor of the latter, of which opinion I was myself, principally 
because the squire expressed his desire to relinquish the olhce, and cannot 
well be spared from the chair of the Committee of Claims. 

The progress of the business in Convention is, according to custom, but 
slow. The declaration of rights, which is to servo as the basis of a new 
government, you will see in the newspapers, tho form or constitution of 
which is still in embryo, but from the conversation I have hei\rd on the sub- 
ject among gentlemen who have turned their thoughts that way, tho legis- 
lature will probably consist of three branches, a govcrnour> a council, and a 

150 Some Jtfff^Bon Correspotidence. [April, 

hon^e of representatives; all of whom are to be annually elected. The 
executive power to be lodged with the govemour, who is to have the assist- 
ance of a council of state district from the Legislative council. The judges 
to hold their offices during good behaviour. 

An express is just arrived from Hampton who says a ship is gone up 
James River, but what she is, or from whence, nobody knows. 

Wm. Fleming, 

P, S. The palace, by a resolution of convention, was this day appropri- 
ated to the purpose of a public hospital ; and commissioners are appointed 
to make sale of Dunmore*s slaves and personal estate. 

Fleming to Jefferson. 

Williamsburg, 22^ June, 1776. 
3 o'clock, P. M. 

Dear Sir: 

I being informed that the post is to set out in an hour, have just 
left the committee appointed to prepare a form of government to give you 
a summary of their proceedings. The inclosed printed plan was drawn by 
Col®. G. Mason, and by him laid before the committee. They proceeded to 
examine it clause by clause, and have made such alterations as you will ob- 
serve by examining the printed copy and the manuscript together, tho' I 
am fearful you will not readily understand them, having made my notes in 
a hurry at the table^ as the alterations were made. I left the Committee 
debating on some amendment, proposed to the last clause, which they have 
probably finished, as the bell for the meeting of the House is now ringing. 
This business has already taken up about a fortnight's time — I mean in 

As some of your friends have, no doubt, given you a history of our late 
Election of delegates to serve in Congress, and of the spirit (evil spirit I 
had almost said) and general proceedings of our convention, I shall, for the 
present, forbear any adimad versions thereon : indeed, were I ever so much 
inclined to it, the time would not allow me. * ♦ • 

Wm. Fleming. 

John Page to Jefferson, 

Williamsburg, July the 6*^, 1776. 

My Dear Jefferson. 

When I wrote last week to CoP. Nelson I promised to write 
to both of you, by this post, a circumstantial account of the state of things 
here. But the whole week has slipt away in the Hurry of business, with- 
out my being able to spare a single minute for that purpose, and I am now 
as much in want of time as ever, the Post being about to set out in a few 
hours, in which Time I am to wait on our new Governor to administer to 
him the oaths, to be qualified by him to act in my new department, and to 
despatch some public business of importance, so what can I do ? Why, you 
will say, make no more long winded complaints of want of Time, but be- 
gin at once to tell us what has happened with you, and make a better use 
of the little time you have to spare. I must refer you to the Papers for 
what has been done in Convention. I believe I mentioned in my last the 

1902.] Some Jefferson Correspondence. 151 

manner in which the BarroDS took the transport with 217 Scotch Highlaod- 
en on board. Did Capf* Biddle get in safe with his other prize ? Every 
one here looks upon the wonderfnl manner in which the great number of 
Highlanders have fallen into our hands as troly providential. Our batter- 
ies at 6eorge*8 Island are not yet finished, but I hope in a few days to 
hear that they are. We have sent down 2, 18 pounders, 4, 9 Ibers, 3, 6 lbs. 
and 2 field pieces ; and 2, 1 2's and another 9 pounder are ordered down, 
which I think will be sufficient to drive the fleet from their stadon, silence 
the batteries and break up the enemies camp. If they do not receive a 
reinforcement before our batteries are opened, I think we may easily drive 
them out of the island ; but it is doubted by some people whether it is worth 
while to run any risk to do this, since they will easily get possession of 
some other island, or perhaps some place of more consequence. Col. 
Stephen is fortifying Portsmouth, but we are in great want of cannon to 
mount on the works necessary to command the whole harbor of Norfolk. 
Our cruizers and galleys have taken up all the good cannon we had, except 
one at Jamestown and those at Greorge's Island. We want 6 or 8, 24's or 
18's for our fort at Jamestown, as many more for a floating battery to be 
anchored opposite the fort ; the like number for every other river, and 3 or 
4 more for the works at Burwell's Ferry. I have mislaid your letter in 
which you desired me to buy some of Johnson's or Gwatkin's books. Lord 
Dnnmore's instruments, &c. were all sold before I saw your letter to Mr. 
Wyth. Washington's behaviour has eclipsed Cicero. Ifis conduct was 
really like himself, truly great * * * John Page. 

Page to Jefferson. 

Williamsburg, July y« 15***, 1776. 

Mr Dear Jefferson, 

I have just time to enclose to you a copy of General Lee's let- 
ter written the day after the cannonade of Fort Sullivan. It came to hand 
two days after his other, tho' written 4 days before it This was a glorious 
affair. Lord Dunmore has had a most complete drubbing. The fleet left 
7 fine cables and anchors worth at least £12.00, three of their tenders 
completely furnished fell into our hands. If we had had only 2 more 18 
pounders and powder and ball in plenty, we might have taken or utterly 
destroyed the Dunmore, and all their tenders. The Fowey did not attempt 
to assist the Dunmore, the other prepared once to fire, but received a shot 
between wind and water, on which she went off on a careen. I hope every 
one here, especially of our late Committee, will remember how often I in- 
sisted on erecting batteries and attacking this fleet. If I could have been 
listened to, I could have agreed to be hanged if I would not have saved Nor- 
folk and destroyed the fleet before it. 4 18's and as many 9 pounders 
would have done their business. Our governor is still so sick that he can- 
not attend to business. I am presiding member, and am so pestered with 
letters and to answering them that I have not time to add but a few words 
more. The Carolinians have sent the clothes, which G. Lee wanted for 
their people ; they have also sent a good stock of gunpowder, and we are 
sending what can be spared from here to North Carolina to replace what 
they have sent. For God's sake set on foot an expedition against Detroit 

John Page. 

152 Some Jefferson Correspondence* [April, 

Page to Jeffenon. 

July the 20^*, 1776. 

* * * Before this can reach you^ yon will hmve heard of the glo- 
rious news from South Carolina. Dunmore's fleet was at the mouth of the 
Potomac when I heard last from it. It had been at anchor 16 hours with 
a fair wind up the river and hay, &o that it is evident they did not 
know wLere to go to. There is no daoger of their returning to the island 
unless they get a very considerable reinforcement, and even then we may 
give them a severe check aud retreat to the main. They cannot enter 
Norfolk harbor without receiving great damage, for we have batteries 
mounting 4, 24 and 5, 18 pounders besides a number of smaUer cannon. 
If half these guns had been mounted in October, as I advised, Norfolk 
would not have been burnt. 2, 18 pounders at Gwynn's Island almost beat 
the Dunmore to pieces and drove off the whole fleet. Denny and Chas. 
Harrison behaved admirably well on that occasion, so well, that no one 
seems to regret the loss of Arundel, who lost his life by the bursting of a 
wooden mortar which was foolishly constructed and he obstinately persisted 
in his resolution to fire, though dissuaded by every one who saw it. I must 
refer you to the papers of this week for the particulars of the late cannon- 
ade. They were written by officers and may be depended upon. We have 
taken a little tender since their flight, which was cruizing off the Eastern 
shore, in quest of provisions. Little Jemmy Parke was taken in her. She 
carried 12 swivels and 18 men. We have a fine brig mounting 12, 4 
pounders un<ler the command of Capt. Jas. Cocke, a brave and experienced 
officer, now cruising in the bay, and a row-galley carrying 2, 18 pounders is 
gone down Ja*. River, but I do not like the galley. She is clumsy, and I 
think cannot carry the 2 heavy guns to any a<lvantage. We expect Cilly 
will cruise next week. If we had got our whole fleet ready before the at- 
tack at Gwynn's Island, we might have taken every ship the enemy had 
except the Roebuck. If they do not get a reinforcement in 6 weeks we 
shall give a good account of them yet. If General Washington and Howe 
can but hear of the aflair at Sullivan's Island before they engage, it will go 
a gr(.'at way towards deciding the dispute. It is impossible it should not 
animate our men to the highest degree and dispirit the enemy. Can not 
you Kt<^p Burgoyue's career ? I hope you have taken care of the Lakes. 
Fort l*itt you know is a post of the last importance to Virginia and Penn- 
sylvania. The Indians have murdered a man within 3 miles of it; it is an 
extensive work, much out of repair, very weakly garrisoned, by only 100 
men and is within 4 or 5 days* march of Niagara where our enemies have 
men enough with savages to spare a detachment which might come in 24 
hours 100 miU;8 of their way, and might take the fort before it could be 
reinforced. This state of tilings I hud from a very sensible officer who 
came down last week as an express. The Shawnees have sent in 4 hos- 
tages to Fort Pitt, but then he observed they sent in no interpreter with 
them. Do consider these things and eitlier reinforce Fort Pitt, or send an 
army agauist Detroit and Niagara. Give my love to Nelson, tell him that 
I have not time to write another line, being beset with the Governor's busi- 
ness, who is still unable to attend to it. John Page. 

P. S. I am highly pleased with your declaration. God preserve the 
United States. We know the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the 
strong. Do you not think an angel rides in the whirlwind and directs this 
storm. # ♦ ♦ 

1902.] Dorothy Stanton. 153 


Bj RiOHABD A. WusBLEiL, Esq., of Stonington, Conn. 

Ah article written by Mr. Edward Doubleday Harris, showing great 
research and eminent ability, appeared in the Registeb, Vol. 48, pages 
421-^, relative to the personal history of Dorothy Stanton, of Stonington, 
Conn., daughter of Thomas Stanton, Jr., and his wife Sarah Denison, 
daughter of Gapt. Greorge Denison by his first wife, Bridget Thompson. 
The early life of this Dorothy Stanton was devoted to her lather's family, 
and to assisting him in his mercantile and commercial business at the 
Stanton trading house, so-called, in Stonington, near Pawcatuck rock, on 
the west side of Pawcatuck river, at that time the only commercial place 
in the region round about ; the business of and from which extended from 
Boston to the West Indies. While so engaged, Dorothy Stanton became 
acquainted with Nicholas Lynde, who generally acted as supercargo of a 
▼essel trading along our New England coast, which business frequently 
compelled him to call at the Stanton trading house to deliver and receive 
dry goods and such commodities as were reciprocally exchanged. Mr. 
Lynde's calls at the trading house were mutually enjoyed by him and Miss 
Stanton, and finally resulted in their marriage. May 9th, 1696. By this 
union were two children, viz., Sarah Lynde, born Feb. 20th, 1699-1700, 
and Joseph Lyude, bom Jan. 1st, 1702-3. 

Nicholas Lynde, while on a voyage to the West Indies, died at Jamaica, 
in. October, 1703. After his death, the two children were adopted by Col. 
Joseph Lynde, their grandfather, and, with their mother went to live with 
him, where the widow resided until she married John Trerice, Jan. 22d, 
1707-8. This John Trerice was a widower at the time of his marriage, 
some forty years older than Mrs. Dorothy Lynde, which caused Mr. 
William S. Appleton^to say in the Register, Vol. 46, page 174, that it 
was John Trerice, Jr., who married Mrs. Dorothy Lynde Jan. 22, 1708; 
but Mr. Wyman, in his History of Charlestown, Mass., Vol. 2, page 952, 
says that it was John Trerice, Sr. Mr. Wyman also there says that John 
Trerice, Jr., was living in 1722, when (June 29th) he joined with his sister, 
Hannah Austin, in the conveyance of real estate. No wife joined him in 
the deed. 

There are no records of the death of John Trerice, Sr., anywhere to 
be found, but there are traces of Dorothy Trerice after his death, which 
appear in the New London County Probate records and the Montville 
Church records, clearly establishing the fact that Mrs. Dorothy Trerice 
became the wife of two more husbands after the decease of John Trerice, 
St., viz., Samuel Frink, of Stonington, and her first cousin, Robert Denison, 
of Montville, Conn. There are no known records of either of these two 
last marriages, but there is convincing proof. The author of the Stanton 
genealogy states that John Trerice died soon after his marriage with the 
widow of Nicholas Lynde ; Clift and Baldwin, in their Denison genealogy, 
fail to give a correct account of the life of Dorothy Stanton ; nor was her 
history after her marriage with John Trerice known with certainty until 
the records and files of the New London County Probate records, or so 
many of them as escaped the burning of New London by the infamous 
Arnold, Sept. 6th, 1781, were thoroughly examined, arranged and indexed. 

154 Dorothy Stanton. [Aprfl, 

The Hod. Alfred Coit, present jndge of the New London Probate Court, 
has furnished by his official hand the following from these recently discoy- 
ered records : — 

** Administration was granted to Dorothy Frink, widow of Samuel Frink, 
of Stonington, October 13th, 1713, who gave bonds for £1500, with her 
late husband's brother, John Frink, and her own brother, William Stanton, 
as sureties on her bond." 

The Stonington town records of births, marriages and deaths show that 
Samuel Frink, Sr., of Stonington, died Oct 12th, 1713. The law and 
practice in the old County Probate Courts in Connecticut required the 
administrators of all intestate estates, at the time of their appointment as 
such, to furnish the Court with a list of the descendant's chilcb:en, and their 
ages, which she did as follows : — 

Children of Samuel Frink. 

Samuel Frink, Jr., 
Andrew Frink, 

age 21 years. 
« 20 " 

Grace Frink, 
James Frink, 

u 13 u 

« 17 " 

Hannah Frink, 

a 15 u 

Jedidiah Frink, 
Jerusha Frink, 

« 12 « 
" 10 " 

£lias Frink, 

" 8 " 

Abigail Frink, 
William Frink, 

" 6 " 
« 2 " 

Nine of these children were by Samuel Frink's first wife, Hannah 
(Miner) Frink, and the tenth child was by his second wife, Mrs. Dorothy 
(Stanton, Lynde, Trerice) Frink. 

How long Mrs. Frink remained a widow after the death of her third 
husband, Samuel Frink, before she became the wife of her cousin, Robert 
Denison, Jr., as his second wife, and her fourth husband, I have seen no 
record. Robert Denison, of Stonington, and Joanna Stanton, of the same 
town, were married in 1696, and b^me the parents of fourteen children, 
the youngest of which was born in 1715. How long Mrs. Robert Denison 
survived the birth of her youngest child does not appear. 

From the best attainable evidence, Mrs. Dorothy Frink became the wife 
of Robert Denison in 1718, at which time they were both living in Mont- 
ville. Conn. During the year 1719, a son was bom to them, which they 
named George Denison, after their distinguished grandfather, Capt. Gceorge 
Denison ; and in the year 1721 a daughter was bom, which was given the 
name of its mother, Dorothy Denison. 

Robert Denison and his wife both became members of the Montville 
Church. In 1739 the pastor of the church compiled with evident care the 
names of the families of the parish. Page 2 of the record was devoted to 
the family of Capt. Robert Denison, who had died in 1737, two years 
before the compilation. His widow, Mrs. Dorothy Denison, doubtless 
furnished the compiler with the facts — the names of his children by his 
first wife, Joanna Stanton (all bom and baptized in Stonington), and then, 
below, the record : ** the children by the second wife. Widow Dorothy 
Frink, her maiden name Stanton : 

Greorge Denison. 

Dorothy Denison, bapt Dec 30th, 1722." 

1902.] Bartlett Families of Ouilford, Conn. 155 

Thb church record seems positive and oonclusiye proof that she was the 
DoroUiy Stanton who married first Nicholas Lynde, second John Trerioe, 
third iSunael Frink, and fourth Robert Denison, and by well-sustained 
and established tradition lived to enjoy and pass the one hundred and fifth 
anniversary of her birth. 


Compiled by Hon. B. D. Smyth and communicated by Dr. Bebnabd C. Steinbb. 

There were two early settlers by the name of Bartlett within the origi- 
nal limits of Guilford, but no relation has been discovered between them, 
and they are discussed together in this article merely for convenience. 

1. Deacon George^ Bartlett is said to have been a brother of 
John Bartlett who lived in Windsor. He was at Guilford soon after the 
settlement of the plantation. His name appears as a witness in the first 
Court record, Aug. 14, 1645, and it would seem as if he had been there 
then a considerable time. At a Court, Oct 9, 1645, he was appointed, 
with three others, *< to make and finish ye pound within ye time of 3 weeks 
under ye fine of 20 shillings." He seems to have been a man of education 
and consequence in the community, and was frequently a witness in the 

At a General Court, on May 22, 1648, ^*Mr.'' Bartlett was given the 
"Freeman's Charge." In the Book of "Terriers," his name is tenth, 
with a homelot containing four and a half acres, allowed for four, at the 
South-west comer of the Green. He was chosen overseer of highways, 
on May 22, 1649, and on June 9, 1653, one of the townsmen. He suc- 
ceeded Gov. William Leete as Secretary of the Plantation, on June 5, 
1 662, and at the same time became one of the Deputies to hold the Par- 
ticular Courts. He was chosen on April 23, 1665, with John Fowler, as 
one of the first representatives sent by Guilford to the Greneral Assembly 
of Connecticut, by which colony the New Haven jurisdiction had just been 
absorbed. On July 6, 1665, he was appointed Lieutenant of the Train 
Band at Guilford. Prior to that date, but after 1660, he and John Fowler 
were made the first deacons of the Guilford Church. 

On June 23, 1654, New Haven Jurisdiction raised a company numbering 
133, commanded by Capt. Seeley, to co()perate with an army of 800 from 
all the United Colonies of New England, and George Bartlett was ap- 
pointed to command the Guilford contingent of 17, with the rank of ser- 
geant. On June 9, 1651, he was elected Marshal of the Plantation, suo- 
oeeding Thomas Jones. In 1665 he was appointed, with Robert Kitchel, 
M << comiQissioner " for Guilford, and " invested with magestraticall power." 
In 1649, he and John Hoadley were appointed by the town of Guilford to 
buOd a cart bridge over Fast River, receiving £3 in English commodities, 
the rest in " country pay or worke." A year previously he had been one 
of three men appointed to build a fence to k^p the young cattle from the 
" herd's walk." Deacon Bartlett was married, by Mr. Samuel Desbor- 
ough, to Mary, daughter of Abraham Cruttenden, on Sept. 14, 1650. He 

156 Barileit Families of Guilford 9 Conn. [April, 

died Aug. 2, 1669, and was buried the next day. His wife did not long 
surviyay bot died on Sept. 10, 1669. 
Their children were : 

i. EuZABRTH,* b. Mch. 16, 1652-3; d. Oct. 4, 1742; m. Hon. Abrabam 

Fowler, Aag. 26. 1677. He d. Sept. 30. 1719. 
ii. Mary, b. Feb. 1, 1654-5; d. Nov. 1724; m. Nathaniel Stone, Jul j 10, 

1673. He d. Aug. 11, 1709. 
iii. JoHX, b. Nor. 9, 1656; d. Aug. 15, 1669. 
iv. Hannah, b. Nov. 5, 1658 ; m. 1679. Capt. Stephen Bishop of Guilford, 

who removed to Coventry, in 1716. 
V. Dkborah, b. 1660; d. Dec. 10, 1692; m. John Spinning, Mch. 16, 

1687, and removed to Newark, N. J. He d. Feb. 27, 1712. 

2. vi. Daniel, b. Dec. 15, 1665; d. Nov. 14, 1747. 

3. vii. Abraham, b. Jan. 19, 1667-8; d. Feb. 20, 1731. 

2. Ensign Daniel* Babtlett ( George^), of Guilford, married, 1st, Jan. 
1 1, 1687, Sarah, daughter of John Meigs. She died Apr. 8, 1 688 ; 
and he married, 2d, Feb. 11, 1691, Concurrence, daughter of Henry 
Crane. She died Oct. 9, 1703 ; and he married, 3i^ Oct. 8, 1707, 
Susanna, widow of Samuel Lord of Saybrook. She died Feb. 2, 
1758. He inherited his father's homelott, and was granted sev^k 
acres of third division land, in 1692. 
His child by his first wife was : 

4. i. Daniel', b. Mch. 31, 1688; d. June 1&, 1769. 

His children by his second wife were : 

5. ii. Joiix, b. Jan. 20, 1692; d. Apr. 15. 1747. 

ili. Nathaxiel, b. Feb. 11, 1694; d. Dec. 22, 1694. 
iv. Deborah, b. Nov. 4, 1695; d. May 12, 1783; m. John Hopsonot 
Guilford, Feb. 15, 1726. He died Dec. 27, 1771. 

6. V. George, b. Feb. 7, 1698; d. Feb. 13, 1766. 

vi. Nathaniel, b. July 1, 1700; d. single, Oct. 1722. 

7. vii. Euenezer, b. Feb. 27, 1702; d. May 27, 1775. 

His children by his third wife were : 

viii. Collins, b. Mch. 7, 1709; d. July 1, 1712. 

Ix. Lucy, b. June 23, 1713; d. Dec. 1800; m. Capt. Jehiel Meigs of 

East Guilford, Sept. 27, 1736. He died Mch. 23, 1780. 
X. Jared, b. Mcli. 1, 1715; d. Oct. 20, 1715. 
xi. Sarah, b. July 22, 1717; d. Feb. 14, 1790; m. Robert Shelley, 1736. 

He d. Jan. 17, 1788. 

8.. Abraham^ Babtlett ( George^), of Guilford, married Mary, daugh- 
ter of Robert and Elizabeth Warner of Middletown, June 11, 1693. 
She died May 28, 1730. He had a parcel of upland and ** hassocky 
meadow lying beyond East Creek." The marsh contained 4i 
acres, and the uplimd 34 acres. 
His children were: 

i. Mary,' b. May 18, 1C94; d. June 4, 1765. 

8. ii. Abraham, b. Mch. 4, 1607; d. Jan. 13, 1764. 

9. ili. JosErn, b. Oct. 24, 1699; d. Aug. 29, 1769. 
10. iv. Timothy, b. Mch. 13, 1702; d. Dec. 1, 1773. 

y. Ebenrzer, b. Not. 17, 1704; lived on Clapboard Hill, GuiVord, and 
d. single, Oct. 19, 1777. 

4. Daniel* Babtlett, Jb., {Daniel,'* George^) removed to North Guil 
ford about 1700, and was given Hi acres there "at the Cohabi- 
tation," by his father, in 1722. He married, Ist, Hannah, daugh- 
ter of Thomas Willard, on Dec. 6, 1715. She died June 30, 1716 ; 

1902«] BartieU Families of GuUford, Comn. 157 

and lie married, 2dk Anne, daughter of Jdin Collins, Mch. S« 1720. 
She died Oct. 11, 1745 : and he married. 3d, Lvdia, daughter of 
Jonathan Sage, Julj 19, 1747. She died Nor. 27, 1781. 
His children, all br his second wife, were : 

L Djlnisl,^ b. Jan. 4. 17S1; d. Apr. 11, 1S03; m. Avijs. dsa. of Daniel 
Collins, Oct. S. 1760. She d. Nov. 23. IS 12. He Ured in North 
Gnilford. Their children were: 1. Anri.^ b. Jan. 12. 1762; d. 
Mch. 25, 1^52; m. Nor. 29, 1784, Jared DndleT. who d. Mch. 10, 
1S43. 2. Dumiei, b. Dec. S. 1764: d. Dec 25, 1^2: m. Locretia, 
dan. of Elihn Benton, Feb. 29, 1795. 

11. AxxK. b. Ans. 9, 1723; m. Rogers of Middletown. 

liL Nathaniel, b. Apr. 22, 1727; d. 1810; A.B.. Yale. 1749. He studied 
theologj, and was pastor at Reddins;. Conn., for flftr-seven jcars, 
and nntil his death. He was an ardent patriot during the American 
Berolntion. aad directed the preparation for Coll^fe of several of 
the Tonth of his parish. He left an estate rained at 6^iOOO. For 
the last few years of his life he had a colleague pastor. He m. 
Eonice, dan. of Jonathan Rassell of Branford. They had three 
daughters and three sons : among the latter were Xaihft'nM,* who d. 
young, and Btv, JonatlMn^ who was b. 1764. received the honorary 
degree of M.A. from Yale in 1801, and d. Mch. 22, 1858. He was 
his father*s colleague from 1796 to 1809, when he was dismissed on 
account of ill-health. 

ir. Avis, b. July 25, 1730: d. Feb. 11, 1737. 

T. John, b. Mch. 1, 1735; d. Mch. 18, 1801: lived in North Gnilford, 
and was deacon of the church there. He m. Lois, dau. of Joseph 
Chidsey. She d. aged 79, Feb. 15, 1820. Their children were: 
1. Samwl,^ b. Apr. 2, 1760; d. Sept. 25, 1841; m. Cynthia, dau. of 
EUhu Benton, Oct. 4, 1791. She d. Dec. 14, 1839. 2. Zucy, b. 
Apr. 22, 1763; d. July 18, 1851; m. Jan. SO, 1788, Abel Norton, 
who d. Mch. 19, 1803. 3. XathanUL b. May 15, 1765; d. Aug. 18, 
1769. 4. Sarah, b. Oct. 4, 1769: m. Dec. 17", 1789, John Wick, and 
went to Whltestown, and further West. 6. Siephen, b. Oct. 4, 
1771; d. Feb. 1, 1827; m. Feb. 6, 1800, Nancy, dau. of Melzar 
Fowler. Shed, ageil 66, Jane 7, 1836. 6. Z>)i>,*h. Mch. 13. 1774; 
d. Apr. 10, 1857; m. Henry Fowler, Oct. 26, 1800. He d. Apr. 11, 
1852. 7. Eunice, b. Jan. 16, 1777. d. Jan. 27, 1824; ni. Samuel 
Hubbard of Guilford, Dec. 20, 1802. He died Aug. 4, 1846. 

5, Capt. John* Bartlett {Daniel^'* George^), of Guilford, was a shoe- 
maker and tanner. He had given him by his father, in 1733, a 
tract of land on Long Hill, containing four acres. He married Sa- 
rah, daughter of Hod. James Hooker, May 8, 171:8. She died Jan. 
26, 1769. 

Their children were : 

1. Anne,* b. Apr. 21, 1719; d. Mch. 15, 1773; m. Dr. Nathaniel Bug- 
gies, Dec. 8, 1736. He d. Oct. 10, 1794. 

ii. Sibyl, b. Feb. 4, 1723; d. Dec. 21, 1725. 

lil. Hooker, b. Jan. 2, 1725; d. Jan. 29, 1767; m. Roth Parmclee, Feb. 
1, 1749. She d. Feb. 24, 1787. Their children were : 1. JRuth,* b. 
Jan. 1, 1751 ; d. Apr. 27, 1795; m. Nathaniel Bishop, Esq., of Rich- 
mond, Mass., Sept. 29, 1773. lie d. Feb. 1, 1826. 2. John, b. Jan. 
28, 1753; d. Dec. 20, 1765. 8. //f>r)Jlv?r, b. Jan. 15, 1765; d. Jan. 18, 
1834; m. Ruth, dau. of Thomas Ilart, Jan. 7, 1784. She d. Apr. 
9, 1855. 4. John, b. Jan. 19, 1767; d. June 18, 1797; removed to 
Richmond, Mass. ; m. Deborah, dan. of Daniel Hubbard, Jan. 15, 
1773. She d. Feb. 8, 1833. 6. Xathaniel, b. Mch. 8, 1759; d. sin- 
gle, Feb. 3, 1816. 6. Samuel, b. 1761 ; d. single, Oct. 29, 1838. 7. 
William, b. Dec. 31, 1763; d. 1810; m. Ruth Harris, and lived in 
Richmond, Mass. 8. Sarah, b. July 6, 17C6; d. Sept. 6, 1818; m. 
John.EUot of Gnilford, May 9, 1790. He d. Sept. 9, 1794. 

158 Bartlett Families of (fuilford^ Conn. [Aprils 

6. Deacon George* Bartlett (Daniel,^ George^)y of North Guil- 

ford, was one of the first settlers there. He married Abigail, 
daughter of Deacon Samuel Johnson, April 24, 1728. She died 
Aug. 6, 1781. He was chosen deacon, probably in 1725, and served 
as such for twenty years. Becoming disaffected in the difficul- 
ties in the church, which attended the call of Rev. John Rich- 
ards, the second pastor, he declared for the church of England, and 
was one of the founders of St John's Church, acting as lay reader 
there. The influence of Bey. Dr. Samuel Johnson, his brother-in- 
law, may have led him to take this step. He was one of those 
who petitioned the ^^ Proprietors of the Common and Undivided 
Lands " for a site for a church building, in 1753. In 1728, his 
father gave him ten acres on the West River, in North Guilford, 
where he had built his new house and bam. 
His children were : 

i. GEOROB,^b. Aug. 8, 1780; d. Jane 1, 1806; m. Ruth, dau. of Ed- 
mund Rockwell of MiddletowQ, May 26, 1763. She d. Oct. 11, 
1829, having m. (2) Oct. 7. 1807, Samuel Johnson of Guilford. 
George Bartlett Joined the Episcopalians, with his father. His 
children were: 1. Buth*, b. July 80, 1764; d. sinji^le, Jan. 22, 1791. 
2. William, b. June U, 1766; d. July 30, 1766. 8. George, b. May 
10, 1776; d. June 18, 1777. 

ii. Samuel, b. July 8, 1741 ; d. single, Jan. 4, 1759. He was a lieuten- 
ant in the French and Indian War, and died in the army, at the 

ill. Henry, b. July 8, 1741 ; d. single, Sept. 17, 1806. 

iv. Ltdia, b. Nov. 28, 1742; d. single. May 7, 1787. 

7. Deacon Ebenezeb* Bartlett (Daniel,* George^), of Guilford, was 

married Apr. 24, 1728, to Deborah, daughter of Joseph Cruttenden. 
She died Sept. 9, 1787. In 1744, he was one of four men who 
built the wharf at Jones*s Bridge. He was elected deacon in the 
First Church at GuUford, in 1765. 
His children were : 

1. Concurrence*, b. Nov. 14, 1729; d. Oct. 30, 1813; m. Thomas, son 
of Rev. John Hart of East Guilford, Nov. 25, 1756. He d. Feb. 
26, 1813. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 11, 1738; d. May 27, 1794; m. Abraham Fowler, 
Jr., of Guilford, Oct. 31, 1750; he d. Sept. 30, 1779. 

iii. Ebbnezbr, b. Oct. 12, 1735; d. Oct. 16, 1785. 

iv. Ebbnezbr, b. Dec. 10, 1736; d. Dec. 22, 1740. 

V. Benjamin, b. Feb. 7, 1741; d. Feb. 4, 1788; m. Aug. 18, 1768, Ruth 
Post of Norwich. She d. May 2, 1810. Tlieir children were : 1. 
Benjamin,* b. Feb. 12, 1770; d. Nov. 26, 1826; m. Lois, dau. of 
Bezaleel Bristol, In 1813. She d. aged 84, Feb. 17, 1861. 2. Debo- 
rah, b. July 12, 1772 ; d. Mch. 14, 1796. 3. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 12, 
1776; d. Nov. 9, 1798. 4. Amanda, b. Oct. 17, 1777; d. Nov. 20, 
1780. 5. Ebenezer, b. May 18, 1780; d. Sept. 16, 1870; m. Anice, 
dau. of Eliakim Strong, Nov. 8, 1816. 

vi. Amanda, b. Dec. 26, 1742 ; d. Apr. 6, 1804. 

vli. Noah, b. Oct. 17, 1744; d. Sept. 12, 1761. 

8. Abraham* Bartlett, Jr. {Abraham,* George^), of Durham, mar- 
ried Lydia . 

Their children were : 

i. Abraham.^ 

ii. Isaac, m. Susannah , 1768. He lived in Granville, l((ass. 

1902.] BarOeU FamilUs of Guilford, Conn. 159 

9. Joseph* Babtlbtt {AhraMam\ Gtarge^)^ of Guilford and Durham, 
married Mindwell Cruttenden, Jan. 9, 1726. She died Sept. 24, 
1769. Thej joined the church at Durham, hj letter from Guilford, 
May 11, 1759, but seem to ha^e returned to Guilford, where he was 
choflen deacon in the Fourth Church, on July 28, 1768. 

Their children were : 

I. Joseph,^ b. Apr. 8, 1727; d. July 23, 1812; m. Dec. 30, 1756, Sarah, 
dao. of Joseph Cruttenden. She d. Nov. 13, 1818. Their children 
were: 1. Jo9€ph,* b. Nov. 8, 1757; d. Aag. 23, 1787; m. May 23, 
1787, Miriam, dau. of John Grave of East Guilford. They bad no 
children. She d. Sept. 23, 1791. 2. Sarah, b. Oct 21, 1762; d. 
Feb. 5, 1773. 3. Amo9, b. June 23, 1764; d. July 12, 1830. 4. 
AbaA, b. Aug. 27, 1766; d. Jan. 17, 1837; m. Sarah Judson of 
Woodbury. She d. Jan. 25, 1767. 5. An inJatUy b. 1772 ; d. Feb. 5, 
1778. 6. Hannahj b. Sept. 4, 1778; d. Mch. 13, 1858; m. Timothy 
Dudley of Guilford, Apr. 28, 1809. He d. July 27, 1819. 

ii. Mindwell, b. May 17, 1730; d. Nov. 3, 1808; m. Samuel Chitten- 
den, Feb. 9, 1756. He d. Sept. 12, 1812. Tbey had no qhildren. 

ill. Abkaham, b. Jan. 12, 1734; of Durham; m. Submit, dau. of John 
Evarts, June 28, 1758. Their children were: 1. Abraham^* b. 
Apr. 14, bap. June 3, 1759; m. Melinda Camp. 2. Submit, b. Apr. 
10, 1764; m. Samuel Addis. 3. Olive, bap. June 9, 1766; m. James 
Smith of Durham. 4. Mindwell, b. July 6, bap. July 8, 1770; m. 
Hart Newell of Durliam. 5. BtUh, b. Dec. 26, 1773. 

iv. Bute, b. Oct. 1, 1738; d. Dec. 31, 1832; m. Miles Griswold, Jan. 4, 
1769, He d. Mch. 20, 1821. 

T. Sasiukl, b. Feb. 10, 1742; of Durham, and Columbia Co., N. Y. ; m. 
Abigail Ingraham of Durham. Their children were: 1. Samuel,* 
bap. July 2, 1769. 2. Joel, bap. Dec. 17, 1771 ; m. Lucy Spencer of 
Durham. 3. Clarinsa, bap. Apr. 11, 1773; m. Apr. 24, 1794, Ma- 
noah Camp. 4. Charity. 5. Hannah, bap. May 29, 1775 ; m. James 
Walcott of Durham. 6. Nancy, d. single. 7. Abigail, bap. Oct. 
12, 1777. 

10. Timothy* Babtlett {Abrahamj* George^) married, Ist, Susanna 
Cruttenden, in 1728. She died Sept. 15, 1751 ; and he married, 
2d, Thankful, daughter of Joseph Chittenden. She died July 9, 
1780. He had but one leg. 

His children, by his first wife, were : 

1. Lucy,* b. Jan. 11, 1729; d. June, 1803; m. Keuben Leete of Guil- 
ford. He d. Jan. 18, 1794. 

ii. Timothy, b. July 29, 1730; d. Dec. 3, 1811; m. Lucy, dau. of Isaac 
Evarts, Mch. 12, 1755. She d. May 29, 1816. He lived in Guilford. 
His children were: I. Lucy,* b. July 25, 175G; d. June 24, 1822; 
m. Noah Fowler of Guilford, Dec. 10, 1777. He d. Dec. 17, 1834. 
2. Mary, b. Mch. 31, 1758; d. May 3, 1783. 3. Jinth, b. Mch. 25, 
1760; d. Feb. 16, 1803; m. William Parmelee of Guilford, Apr. 21, 
1784. He d. Dec. 31, 1835. 4. Anne, b. Jan. 29, 1762, deaf mute; 
d. June 8, 1827. 5. Timothy, b. Apr. 30, 1765; d. Fob. 15, 1840; 
m. (1) Clarissa, dan. of Elisha Chapman, Apr. 23, 1789. She d. Jan. 
12, 1824 ; and he m. (2) Hannah, dau. of Edmund Cruttenden and 
widow of Joel Benton. She d. Oct. 16, 1871. 6. Abraham, b. 
1767; removed to Paris, Oneida Co., N. Y.; m. Thanliful, dau. of 
Fhinehas Bushnell of Guilford. 7. Sarah, d. Dec. 12, 1802; m. 
Blldad Fowler of Guilford, Nov. 7, 1790. He d. Feb. 9, 1817. 8. 
Lois, b. 1769; d. Dec. 18, 1843; m. Bela Cruttenden of Guilford. 
He d. Apr. 6, 1849. 9. Thankful, b. Apr. 16, 1773; d. Aug. 28, 
1850; m. 1791, Solomon Stone of Guilford. He d. July 21, 1827. 

iii. Ruth,* b. Apr. 24, 1735; d. Nov. 21, 1736. 

iv. Sarah, b. July 27, 1738; d. Aug. 2, 1823; m. Gilbert Dudley, Nov. 
21, 1765. He lived in East Guilford, and d. Dec. 26, 1802. 

160 Barileit Families of Guilford^ Conn. [April, 

1. William^ Bartlett, the other immigrant of the name in GuiKord, 

u» Raid to have gone from England to Barbadoes. and thence to East 
Guilford, settling in the neighborhood called Flanders, aboot 1694. 
His list in 1716 was £64. He died Oct. 10, 1741. He married, 
Apr. 1, 1696, Hannah, daughter of John ETarts, Jr., who died, 
age<l aliout 85, Feb. 8, 1753. 
Their chiUlren were : 

2. i. John,* b. Dec. 18, 1696. 

Jl. Hannah, b. Dec. 17, 1698. 

8. ill. Ebknezer, b. Jaly 8. 1702; d. Nov. 30, 1770. 

4. iv. JosiAii, b. Apr. 18, 1705; d. Dec. 6, 1758. 

6. T. MosE8, b. Feb. 8, 170S; d. Dec. 27, 1766. 

vi. Mary, b. Mch. 8, 1711 ; d. Apr. 1734. 

2. JoEix' Bartlett ( William}), of Mid<lletown and Chatham^ married 

Mary l^nton of Glastenbnry, Dec. 14, 1738. 
Their children were : 

I. • Mart.' b. Aug. 2, 1740. 
il. Hannah, b. Aug. 10, 1742. 
iii. Abigail, b. May 15, 1745. 
iv. John, b. May 6, 1747. 
v. Ephraim, b.Au^. 3, 1749. 

6. vi. James, b. May 29, 1754. 

8. Ebexezer' Bartlett {William})^ of East Guilford, married, 1st, 
Submit Hand, Feb. 23, 1727, who diet! July 25, 1734. He mar- 
ried, 2ud, Abigail Wilcox, Nov. 17, 173G, who died Sept. 26, 1742 ; 
and he married, 3rd, Sept. 1, 1743, Widow Mary Blachley, daugh- 
ter of Ebenezer Field and widow of Joshua Blachley. She died, 
Jan. 9, 1793, aged 94. In the Connecticut Journal of the follow- 
ing day is this notice : " She was in the practice of midwifery about 
50 years, iu which she continued until alwut 4 years of her death. 
Slie had been at the birth of about 1400 children. Her mental 
faculties continued until her decease. She sustained an excellent 

His children by his first wife were: 

7. I. Ebf.nkzer,' b. Nov. 21, 1728; d. Nov. 9, 1798. 

8. il. Ichajjod, b. Jan. 13, 1731; d. Dec. 30, 1754. 

ill. Mauy, b. July 2, 1734; d. Sept. 23, 1825; m. Jonathan Lee, Jr., of 
East Guilford, June 27, 1761. He d. Feb. 17, 1803. 

His children by his second wife were : 

9. iv. Rkubkn, b. Mch. 28, 1738; d. July 19, 1801. 
V. Abigail, b. Sept. 5, 1739; d. Jan. 18, 1743. 

4. JosiAH^ Bartlett ( William}), of Middletown, Chatham and North- 

ampton, married, Ist, Anna, daughter of John Gaines, July 15, 
1735 ; and marrie<l, 2d, Mercy Dudley. 
By his first wife he had : 
I. Anna,* b. May 30, 1736. 

5. Rev. Moses* Bartlett ( Willuim^), married Lydia, daughter of Rev. 

Phineas Fiske, of lladdam, Jan. 8, 1735. He graduated at Yale 
College in 1730, and after studying theology and medicine with his 
distingiiishwl father-in-law, was settled over Uie church at Portland, 
then in Chatham, June 6, 1733. His people in respect to his mem- 
ory erected a monument over hie grave, to commemorate his pas- 
torate of 33 years. His widow died Nov., 1777, aged 66. 

1902:] Bartteit Families of Guilford^ Conn. 161 

They had ten children, among whom were : 

i. LTDLi,' b. Feb. 22, 1736; m. Abel Leavenworth, who remoTcd to 

Charlotte, Chittenden Co., Vt., and d. 1798. 
ii. Jemdul, b. Sept. SO, 1737. 
ill. Moses, b. Sept. 3, 1740; d. Mch. 8, 1810; graduated at Tale in 1763; 

m. Anna Cooper, Feb. 18, 1767. He was a physician, 
iv. EuHC, b. 1742; d. 1779; graduated at Yale in 1764; studied medi- 

cine, and settled In Sunderland, Yt.; m. Statira, dau. of Dea. 

Timothy Meigs. 
T. PuiXEHAS, studied medicine with Dr. Oale, and settled In Ashfield, 

vi. Samuel, m. Hannah, dau. of Dea. Timothy Meigs, 
vil. Elisha, b. Dec. 16, 1754; d. Sept. 30, 1855, in Georgia, Yt., being 

over 100 years old. 

' 6. James* Bartlett {John\ Witticm^)^ of Middletown, married Tem- 
perance Schelling, Mch. 22, 1775. 
Their children were : 

i. Ephraim,* b. Apr. 30, 1776. 

ii. Abigail, b. Feb. 14, 1777. 

iii. James, b. Sept. 24, 1781. 

iv. Temperaxcb, b. Nov. 26, 1784. 

7. Ebenezer Bartlett* {Ebenezer^ WiUtam})^ of East Guilford, mar- 

ried, June 26, 1751, Anna^ daughter of David Field. 
Their children were : 

i. Benjamin,* b. Aug. 20, 1753. 

ii. Anna, b. Sept. 5, 1755; m. Billings, of Vt. 

iii. EliaS) b. Sept. 9. 1757. 

iv. Samuel. 


vi. Miner. 

8. Ichabod* Bartlett (Ebenezer,^ WiUtaw}), married Thankful 

. She afterwards married Fletcher. 

His only child was : 

I. IcHABOD,* b. May 27, 1763; d. Aug. 18, 1777; m. Oct. 23, 1772, Azu- 
bah Norton. 

9. Reuben* Bartlett (Ebenezer^y Williatn})^ of East Guilford, married 

Irene Meigs, Sept. 22, 1756. She died Feb. 13, 1816. 
Their children were : 

i. Abigail,^ b. July 7, 1757; d. Aug. 18, 1808; m. Russell Bishop of 

East Guilford, who d. Oct. 26, 1825. 
ii. Irknk, b. July 11, 1760; d. Oct. 23, 1844; m. 1789, John Bishop of 

East Guilford. He d. Sept. 20, 1848. 
iii. Reuben, b. Sept. 5, 1762; d. Sept. 30, 1826; m. Susanuah Kelsey, in 

1791. She d. Nov. 21, 1829. Their children were: 1. Betsey,^ b. 

Sept. 17, 1792; m. Reuben Wilcox, Mch. 2, 1815. 2. Irene, b. May 

27, 1795; m. Jared Wilcox. 
l7. Stephkn, b, July 8, 1765; d. Aug. 6, 1830; m. (1) Eunice Crampton. 

She d. Sept. 4, 1816; and he m. (2) Lydla Dowd, Mch. 4, 1818. 

His children were: 1. Abigail,* m. Keucl Buel of KllUngworth. 

2. noxana, b. Mch. 17, 1795; ra. (1) Joel Chfttfleld; m. (2) Daniel 

North, Dec. 3, 1857. 3. Eunice, m. James Thayer. 4. William. 

5. Samuel. 6. Polly, m. Thomas Dowd of Madison. 
V. Molly, b. Feb. 2, 1769. 
Ti. Elisha, b. Feb. 8, 1773; m. Ruth Chittenden, Sept. 5, 1805. Their 

children were: 1. Harry,* b. Mch. 22, 1807. 2. Harriet, b. Mch. 

22, 1807. 8. John Chittenden, b. Jan. 22, 1809. 4. William Meigs, 

b. May 13, 1811. 5. Elizabeth, b. June 3, 1814. 


Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn. [April, 


Communicatod by MIm Ma&t K. Taloott, of Hartford, Coim. 
[Continued from Vol. 65, page 287.] 






An account of Deaths from June, 1763. 









































Deacon Jonathan Strong 

Anna Darte, I^ of D. Darte 

Infant of Gershom Bartlett 

Wid^ Church grand Mother of Samuel Carver 

Thomas Taylor consumption 

William Howard 

Infant of Jonath° Loveland 

Mathew Loomis long Fever 

Wid^ Olcott numb Palsy 

IK of Joseph Tilden — Sarah — putrid fever 

Charles Kellogg Consumption 

D' of Joseph Tilden — Elizabeth — putrid fever 

Infant of Saul Alvord 

D' of John Coleman Rath Canker 

Wid^ Fuller 

Son of John Coleman — Solomon — Canker 

Infant of Jonah Strickland 

Infant of Moses Loomis 

D' of Jonah Strickland — Prudence — malignant 

John Haskins Gravel 

IK of Stephen Post — Mary 
luf of Ichabod Warner 
D' of Ichabod Marshall — Damaris 
Sou of Joshua Talcott — by y* fall of a tree 
D' of Ralph Cox— Mary 
D' of Stephen Cone — Mahitabel — long fever 



malig' Fever 

Isaac Boordman 

Thomas Pitkin Deacon 

Son of Charles Strong — Charles 

Joseph Cobb 

Inf of Charles Strong 

Inf of Joel Loomis 

Wife of Joel Loomis 

Son of Daniel Darte — fJohn 

Inf of Ichabod Wanier 

Wife of Elisha Bissell 

Wife of William Ilaskins 

Wife of Stephen Griswold 

Wife of Charles Strong 

Son of Daniel Darte — Daniel 





Bilious fever 
In child bed 











1902.] Record* of (be Cknreh in Bolton, Conn. 























































































Wid^ Church (Mother of Wid^ Hutehing) 
Joseph Churchill 
Inf* of Gershom Bartlett 
Inf of Jerijah Looniis 
Son of Nathaniel Boordnian 
Inf of Job Strong 

AVife of Robert Ball, a Taylor — Consumption 
Son of Jareil Cone — Amos — Scalded 
Infant of Robart Ball 
Samuel Darte Loomis Cancer 

•Wife of John Coleman Consump*" 

Inf of Elijah Olmstead 
Son of Philip Bill— Abel 
Son of Icbabod Marshell — Thomas 
D' of Samuel Carver — Anna — Fits 
Son of Nathan Darte — Nathan 
Inf of Andrew Loomis 
Infant of Simon Atherton 
Daniel Darte 
Infant of Joseph Tucker 
John Bissell (one of y® first Seders) 
Thankful, W. of David Strong Dropsie 

Stephen Cone 

Wife of Richard Skinner Consumption 

Jabez Loomis Gravel 

Wife of William Cooley 
Son of Ezra Loomis — Dolphorus 
Richard Skinner 

Son of Tho* Pitkin — Samuel — putrid fever 21 
Sussanna, W. of John Bishop 
Infant of Aaron Strong 

Son of Peter Olcott — Peter Pleurisy 

Sou of Peter Olcott— Peletiah Mills Pleurisy 
Joseph Skinner 
Inf of Aron Strong 
Simeon Webster — son of Tho' 
Joel Loomis 
John Bishop 

Elisabeth Griswc^ld D"^ of D« 
William Brown 
Son of Ichabod Warner — Elijah Convul" Fits 
Inf of Aaron Strong Fits 

Inf^ of Elijah Olmstead 
William Cooley 

A negro child of Isaac Follows of Fits 

Son of Thomas AVebstor — Daniel Canker 

Rachel, W. of Sara' Carver Convulsion tits 
infant of Aaron Stron;; Fits 

I)' of fludah Strong — Tirzah 
l)^ of Zephaniah Tliair — ^Martlia Canker 

Dolly, W. of Nath' llanimoud — Chihl bed fever 























Records of the Church in Bolton, Conn. [April, 

1776 Feb. 


























1777 Jan. 


1777 Jan. 

















1778 Feb. 


















Simeon Griswold (at Jonah Strickl^) Canker 
ly of Samuel Rider — Lois Canker 

Son of Perez Swift — Jesse Fits 

Stephen Boordman numb Palsy 

Son of Aaron Strong — Samuel Fits 

Son of Charles Loomis — Samuel — ^putrid fever 
Infant of Joseph Webster 
Son of Ezra Waterman — Ezra Inflamadon 
Inf* of Henry Franklin 

jy of David Webster— Ruah Fits 1 

Son of Rich^ Skin'— Elisha at N.York, Dysentery 18 
Thomas Taylor — N. York Dysentery 19 

Wid^ Birge Fever 81 

jy of El)en' Carver — Esther Dysentery 1 alas 
D' of Alexander M^klean Rattles & Canker 2 
D' of Samuel Whielden — Hannah Dysentery 
Wid'' Abig* Bartlett Cancer 

Jonathan Birge — Captain — by a wound rec** at 

the wliite Plains & died at Stamford in the 

State of Connect* 
jy of Samuel Wliielden — Ann — Mortification 
Son of Timothy Isham (?) Timothy — N. Y. in 

Son of Elisha Bissell — Elisha — ia the Army 
Mary, W. of Elijah Hammond Apoplexy 

Eben' Wright, in y® Army — a leg cut of above 






y® Knee 







Inf* of John Howard 

D' of Seth Talcott— Rhoda Dysentery 

A Squaw Small Pox 

D' of Ichabod Warner — Octavia Fits 

Sarah, W. of Benjamin Risley child-bed Fever 
Son of Elijah White— Elijah Rattles & Can. 5-8 
Son of Elijah White— Henry Rattles & Cank' 2-3 
John Cone (Spencer Town) Dysentery 

Wid^' Rudd (Scotland) yet died in Bolton— 

Son of Sarah Forguson — Joab 
D' of George Griswold — Susanna Mortification 
Son of Sanjuel Bishop — Eleazer Convuls" Fits 
Son of Perez Swift — Origin Convuls" Fits 

Infant of Aaron Strong 

Son of Jonathan Darte — Amos, Canker Rattles 
Eunice, 3** Wife of Joel White — by a shock of 

y* Palsy 
Inf of Eliphalet Hendee 
Inf^ of John Bissell 

Joseph Spencer putrid Fever 

Hannah, W. of Perez Swift Consumption 

Son of Edward Spencer — Beman Falling Sick- 
ness 31 
Son of John Hutchins — Gurdon 18 



1902.] Records of the Church in Bolton^ Conn, 




1779 Jan. 




















































Son of William Haskins — Elijah, Canker Rattles 
Inf* of Thomas Loomis 
an Inf* of Mary Warner 
Son of Ezra Waterman — Ezra Dysentery 

Son of Benj° Risley's 2^* Wife— Sterling— Dy- 
Charles Loomis 
Son of Aaron Strong — Samuel 
jy of Jonathan Clark — Sybil — ^long fever 
Son of Job Talcott — Infant Fits 

Jonathan Clark quick Consumpt^ 

Inf* of Samuel Lyman 
John Forguson 

D' of Joseph Carver — Martha — Consump*" 
Son of Jacob Lyman — Infant 
Inf* of Asa Risley 
IK of Wid^ Hutchins — Mary 
D' of Aaron Strong — Inf* 
D' of Ichabod Warner — Inf* 
Abigail, W. of Jerijah Loomis 
Inf* of Ebenezer Carver 
Samuel Carver 
Son of Saul Alvord J' 
Roofer Loomis 

Son of Anderson Miner — Samuel 
Son of Ezra Waterman — Azariah 
D"" of John Jones — Meribah 
D' of James Negro — Sarah 
D* of Ichabod Warner — Hannah 
Inf* of Will™ Brown deceast 
Inf* of John Talcott 
Martha, W. of Joseph Carver 
Wife of Joshua Field 
Inf* of Will"* Brown deceast 
Inf* of Andrew Loomis 
Son of Joshua Talcott — Lemuel 
D' of Samuel Darte — Elizabeth 
Son of John Bishop — Joseph 
Wid^ Churchill 
Inf* of Elisha Andrus 
Inf* of Humphrey Richardson 
Son of Elijah Talcott 






Consump*° 20 

Asma 68 


Dropsy 77 

great cold 


putrid fever 
old age 





old age 


Infant of Aaron Strong 

Joshua Field 

Inf* of Aaron Strong 

Inf* of Luther Skhmer 

Son of Elijah White — Randolph Convulsions 1-4 

Wife of John Gay 64 

James Loomis Old age 85 

Son of Charles Loomis — Sam^ 

Sarah, W. of Ichabod Gay nervous fever 23 

Judah Strong 45 


Records of the Church in Bolton^ Conn. [April, 







178C Jan. 
























































mortiti cation 

nervous Fever 

In travail 

nervous fever 






bilious colick 64 

Ebenezer Baker 
lk*iijamin Talcott 
Ini^ of Ik-nj* Howard 
Moses Goodrich 
Son of John Hutchins — Asa 
Son of George Griswold — .Tosiah nervous fever 
jy of George Talcoii — Julia Cons" 

Sarah, 4'*» \V. of Joel White Leiharifv 

Han** W. of Rich^ Kisley of a fall into y* lire 
Inr of Abraham Averv 
Wife of Ch^ Uutchens 
ly of Joseph Skinner — Lois 
Khoda, W. of George Colton 
InP of Job Talcott 
Ann, W. of John Hutchens 
Pratt of Orfonl hung himself at Joseph Web- 
Daniel Darte 

Son of M" Bette Bliss— William 
Inr of ThomiLs Field 
Wid^" Mary Darling 
Wi(P Mary Hutchens 
Wi<l^ Martha Loomis 
Wi<i^ Elizalx^th Ix)omis 
2^ W. of David Strong 
Inr of AVUl'" Darte 
Son of John Coleman — Chester 
D' of Simiuel Darte — Mary 
David Taylor 
ly of Tlio^ Bishoi)— Phebe 
Inf* of David Webster 
John Gav 

AVid^' Mary I^omis 
Martha Hutchens 
D' of Jos. Webster— Huth Culver 
Son ot Jonah Strickland — .Tesse 
D' of Jonah Strickland — Tirzah 
Son of Joshua Talcott — IIiux)ld 
Son of Joshua Talcott — Lemuel 
Jos^eph Hutchens 
FIoi*a, W^ of Nath^ Hubbard 
D' of Nathanael Hubbard — Floruida — :Fits 
Ruth, relict of Eben' Baker old afje 94-9 






Ions; fever 














child bed 19 

Dysentery 1-8 

Dysentery 3-10 


Pleui-sy 1-6 

Consump^" 31 

C-onsump^ 27 

Slow fever 


Joel W'hite (came to Bolt" in 1725) 

Wld^' Mary Skinner 

Thomas Webster, J' 

♦Jemima, W. of Joshua Talcott 

Iiif^ of Jerijah Loomis 

Eleoner Cone, D"^ of Stephen Cone 

Martha, relict of David Taylor 

ly of Mathew Loomis — Hannah Consump 

Jerijah Loomis 

Lidia, W. of Thomas Webster 



old age 
of a Fit 



1902.] Descendants of James Fyfe. 167 

1791 Feb. 18 Iiif of Abner Backus of hooping Cough 

D^ of Aaron Strong — Margaret Consump" 21 

John Clark 77 

D*" of Ezra Waterman — Lidia Cons" 20 

Inf* of Simeon Spencer Fits 

Eachel, W. of Samuel Carver Cons*^ 60 

[To be continued.] 














By John William Ftfe, M.D., of Saugatuck, Conn. 

1. James Fyfe, the founder of the Berlin, Mass., branch of the Fyfe 
family, was born in Fifeshiro, Scotland, March 25, 1720, and died in Berlin, 
Mass., June 25, 1779. He and his brotlior William came from Scotland to 
Boston, Mass., in 1737, and soon after settled in Bolton, Mass. There is a 
probability tliat these brothers w«Te accompanied by other members of their 
family, and that the seveml old Massachusetts and New Hampshire! families 
bearing the name Fyfe (spelled also Fife) are also descended from the im- 
mediate ancestors of William and James Fyfe. In 1741, Benjamin Wilson 
of Bolton deeded to James Fyfe ** one hundred and twenty acres of land 
situatecl on lioth si<les of the West Branch of Third Division Brook, that 
from Snak(^ Hill throu«;h the land of James Carter to Barnes' Hill.'* (Bol- 
ton Land Records.) Other purchases of land were added to this. William 
and James Fyfe located near each other in Bolum, but the farm of James 
Fyfe, on the formation of the town of Berlin, in 1784, became a part of the 
latter town. James Fyfe married Pati<^n(!e, daughter of James and Mary 
Butler. She was born in Bolton, Jan. 8, 172(1, and died in Berlin, May 3, 
1816. Her father settletl in Bolton in 1718, on land purchased of Benja- 
mhi Houghton. James Fyfe was a large man of dark complexion, an 
eiamplary Christian and an advocate of the lilK^rty and independence of the 
American Colonias. 

Children, all born in Bolton : 

i. Jamks,2 b. Nov. 18, 1742; d. Doc. Ifi, 1742. 

2. ii. Silas, h. Oct. 4, 1743; m. Aug. 15, 1772. Abigail Houghton ; d. May 

2a, 1830. 
ill. Molly, b. Feb. 24, 1745; in. Robert Ilinlson ; <1. March 25. 1807. 

3. iv. RoBKUT, b. March 11, 1747; m. July 11, 177G, Uepsibali Basil; d. 

April 10, 1785. 

V. Rklief, b. .Ian. 27, 1750; in. June 1, 1773, Jonathan "Whitconib. Re- 
moved to Tein[)leton, Mass., and later to Florida, Mass. Children : 
Jnitathnny and nine others. 

vi. Patiexck, ]). April 10, 1751 ; d. in infancy. 

NoTK. — Tlie surname Fyfe Omd Fife) is derived from the Jutltind word F/6/t, which 
meanK a fortst, and is pronounced exactly ns Fiff \* ])r<)nouiiced. The author has ^iven 
years r»f '^tudy ami invest iji^alion of the f:\mily name and its derivation, and has gleaned 
much intereatiiig information. 

168 Descendants of James Fyfe. [April, 

Tii. Susanna, b. Marcb 21, 1753 ; m. Oct. 25, 1788, Capt. Samuel Woods of 
Marlborough, Mass. ; d. Jan. 9, 1813. He was a captain in the war 
of the Revolution. Child : Susanna, d. in infancy. 

4. vlii. Patience, b. Nov. 1, 1757; m. Dec. 26, 1786, William Fyfe, Jr. ; d. 

March 7, 1836. 

ix. James, b. Aug. 24, 1760; never m. ; d. in Berlin, Nov. 10, 1790. He 
served in the Revolutionary war, in Col. Joseph Whitney's regiment 
of Mass. troops. 

X. Deliverance, b. July 22, 1763; m. io 1785, Israel Maynard of Bol- 
ton. Resided in Dublin, N. H. Child : Delia, b. in Berlin in 1786. 

xi. Samuel, b. Aug. 16, 1764; d. in infancy. 

xii. Sarah, b. March 9, 1766 ; d. March 12, 1782. 

5. xiii. Martha, b. Oct. 2, 1767; m. James Britain of Bolton; d. Dec. 29, 


2. Dea. Silas* Fyfe (James^) was bom Oct 4, 1743, and married Abi- 
gail, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Houghton, Aug. 15, 1772. 
She was bom in Bolton, Mass., Nov. 1, 1751, and died in Troy, 
N. H., March 25, 1823. He removed to New Hampshire, in 1765, 
and purchased a tract of land in the township of Monadnock, No. 5, 
where he became the first settler in the easterly part of the town- 
ship, and the second settler within the territory now comprising the 
town of Troy. He was a prominent citizen, active in educational, 
church and town affairs, a deacon in the Congregational Church, and 
held many offices of responsibility. He was an advocate of all 
measures taken to secure the freedom and independence of the 
American colonies, 8er\'ed for a time as an officer in a company of 
Minute Men, and was one of the signers of a Declaration of Loyalty 
which in part was as follows : " We will, to the utmost of our power, 
at the risk of our lives and fortunes, with ArmSj oppose the hostile 
proceedings of the British Fleet and Armies against the United 
American Colonies." 

Children, all bora in Troy, then a part of Marlborough, N. H. : 

Samuel,' b. June 27, 1773; m. (1) Sept. 6, 1806. Anna Emerson; m. 

(2) April 1, 1819, Sarah Thayer; d. Oct. !.«>, 1851. 
Betsey, b. May 3, 1776; m. Oct. 10, 1796, William Tenney of Marl- 
borough. He was prominent in church and town affairs, and for 
many years town clerk and selectman. 
Silas, b. April 24, 1777; m. May 22, 1806, Abigail Johnson; d. April 

2, 1834. 
John, b. Feb. 6, 1779; ra. July 15, 1799, Sarah Seward; d. May 7, 

V. James, b. Nov. 14, 1780; m. (1) ; m. (2) Mrs. Coy; d. in 

Troy, N. H., March 10, 1840. He resided in Jefferson, N. H., where 
it ia believed that a number of children were bom to him by his 
first wife, 
vi. Abigail, b. Dec. 2, 1782; d. in Infancy. 

vll. Benjamin, b. March 24, 1786; m. Betsey Newton; d. in Troy, N. H., 
Nov. 24, 1842. He served in the War of 1812, in Ist regiment of 
N. H. detached militia. Child : Benjamin F., b. in Troy, Feb. 6, 
1832; d. Feb. 12, 1853; never married. 
9. viii. Amos, b. Oct. 14, 1790; m. in 1816, Nancy Ward; d. Dec. 18, 1830. 
10. ix. Timothy, b. April 24, 1792; m. Jan. 24, 1821, Mary Jones; d. Dec. 
12, 1871. 
X. Nathan, b. Feb. 22, 1795; m. Margaret Bird of Boston, Mass. He 
was a merchant at Isle-au-Haute, Me., where he d. Oct. 12, 1834. 
Two children, a son and a daughter, were bom to him, but no ac- 
count of them has been obtained. His widow m. (2) a Mr. Camp- 
bell, and removed with him to New York. 








1902.] Descendants of James Fyfe. 169 

3. Robert* FTPE(/am^*^), was bom March 11, 1747; married Hepsibah 

Bash of Marlborough, Mass., July 11, 1776; and died April 10, 
1785. He removed to New Hampshire, but later returned to Bolton. 
Children, all bom in Bolton : 

i. Lucy,' b. Jan. 1, 1777; d. in infancy. 
11. ii. Hannah, b. July 29, 1778 ; m. June 10, 1802, Solomon Moore ; d. Feb. 

21, 1841. 
iii. Lucy, b. May 18, 1780; m. Sept. 6, 1804, Curtis Pollard; d. Sept. 26, 


13. iv. Hepsibah, b. Nov. 3, 1781; m. June 22, 1803, Asa Goss; d. Nov. 6, 


14. V. Robert, b. Sept. 27, 1783; m. in 1809, Lo Kubamah Nelson; d. Nov. 

24, 1846. 

15. vi. Jesse, b. Aug. 3, 1785; m. Lydla Kemp; d. Sept. 22, 1839. 

4. Patience^ Fyfe (James^) was born Nov. 1, 1757, and married Wil- 

liam, son of William Fyfe (brother of James*), Dec. 26, 1786. He 
was born in Bolton, May 16, 1759, where he was a farmer and an 
extensive owner of real estate, lie was active in church and town 
affairs, and held many positions of trust She died March 7, 1835. 
Children, all bom in Bolton : 

i. JosKPH^ Fyfe, b. Oct. 21, 1788; d. March 15, 1809. 

ii. Nancy Fyfk, b. April 15, 1792; m. May 13, 1824. Josiah Billings of 
Lancaster, Mass. 

iii. Patiknce Fyfe, b. Jan. 5, 1794; m. Abraham Babcock; d. Oct. 9, 

iv. Mary Ann Fyfe, b. Nov. 9, 1796; m. April 23, 1824, Barnabas Brig- 

V. William Fyfe, m. Mrs. Sarah Brewer. Three children were bom 
to them, two of whom d. in childhood. The third, William Edwin, 
was b. Aug. 10, 1837; m. Josephine Carruth. Thirty-two acres of 
the original William Fyfe farm he left in his will for a parli to be 
forever known as '* Fifeshire." He and his only child, Dora 
Josephine, were accidentally killed at a Lancaster railroad cross- 
ing, June 23, 1899. 

5. Martha^ Fyfe (James^) was bom Oct. 2, 1767, and married James 

Britain of Bolton. They resided in Barre, Vt. He was bom Sept. 
21, 17GG ; died June 27, 1843. She (Ued Dec. 29, 1848. 
Children, all born in Barrc : 

i. LuciNDA Britain, b. April 11, 1787; never m. ; d. Nov. 27, 1838. 

ii. Patty B. Britain, b. May 21, 1792; d. in 1841. 

iii. James Britain, b. April 20, 1794. Removed to Randolph, Va. 

iv. Sally Britain, b. June 25, 1796. 

V. Rbv. Marshall Britain, b. July 6, 1798; d. In Wisconsin, in 1860. 

Methodist clergyman, 
vi. Rev. Samuel Britain, b. July 4, 1802 ; d. Nov. 20, 1870. Methodist 

clergyman, and later merchant, 
vii. Dennis Britain, b. May 10, 1803 ; m. in 1832, Lucy Walker. Resided 

in Barrc, and held various positions of trust, 
viii. Julia Ann Britain, b. June 7, 1805 ; m. Alvin Drury. 
Ix. Stillman Britain, b. June 9, 1809 ; d. in childhood. 

6. Samuel* Fyfe (Stlas,^ James^) was Iwm June 27, 1773; married 

1st, Anna Emerson, Sept. 6, 1806. She was born in Marlborough, 
N. II., May 27, 1782 ; died in Jaffrey, N. H., July 28, 1818. He 
married 2d, Sarah Thayer, April 1, 1819. She was born in Rich- 
mond, N. II., Aug. 15, 1776; died in Elmore, Vt., June 20, 1847. 

170 Descendants of James Fyfe* [April, 

He was a school teacher, and later a merchant and farmer. He 
removed to Chelsea, Vt., and from thence to Elmore, Vt., where he 
died Oct. 15, 1851. 

Children, bv first wife : 

1. AiJ^ioND,* b. in Jaffrey, March 4, 1811; m. Jan. 5, 1841, Marinda 
reck; d. March 11, 1869. Resided in Elmore, Vt. One son and 
one daughter. 

ii. Alba, b. in Troy, N. H., July 6, 1814; m. Jan. 28, 1836, Charlotte 
Courser. Resided in Irvin<rton, Iowa, One daughter. 

iii. A son, b. June 18, 181G; d. in infancy. 

iv. MiRA, b. April 9, 1818, in Richnioml, N. H. ; m. Jason M. Kendricls of 
Wilininjcton, N. Y. She d. in Wolcott, Vt., April 5, 1848. Keeidetl 
in Wilmington, N. Y. Two sons and one daugliter. 

Children, by second wife : 
V. Emehsox, I), in Richmond, N. II., Nov. 13, 1819; never m.; d. in 

Elmore, Vt.. Nov. 7, 1853. 
vi. Silas, b. April 20, 1825; m. Jan. 1, 1857, Margaret Allen. Resided 

in Chicago, Ills. Four sons and two daughters. 

7. Silas* Fvfe {Silas^^ Jamcs^) was Iwrn April 24, 1777, and married 

Abigail Johnson, May 22, 1805. He Wiis a school teacher, and 
later a merchant and farmer. He removed to Halifax, Vt., and re- 
sided there until his death, April 12, 1.S34. She was lK)rn in South- 
borough, Mass., Oct. 24, 1780, and dit^l m Dt^erfield, Mass., April 
17, 1803. She was married three times after the death of Silas 
Fyfe, her husbands being Joshua Harris, Boomer Jenks and Simon 
De Wolfe. 
Children : 

i. Abigail,* b. in Marlborough, N. H., June 11, 180G. Resided in New 

York Citv. 
ii. Hauiukt, b.'in Marlborouarh, N. II., Jan. 25, 1808; m. 'Charles Taylor, 

and removed to New York City. He d. soon after n)arna«]je. No 

iii. Silas Otis, b. July 17, 1810; m. Oct. 15, 1832, Temperance Tearce; 

il. May 2, 1843. Kesided in Halifax, Vt. Three sous and one 


8. Joiix' Fyfe {Silas,^ James^) was l)orn Feb. 6, 1770, and married 

Sarali Seward, July 15, 1709. She w:\8 born March 27, 1774, jmd 
died in Peterborough, N. H., Aug. 24, 1^558. He was a farmer, and 
resided in Jalfrey, N. II., until middle life, when he removed to 
Peterboroftgh, N. H., where he <lied May 7, 1813. 
Children, all born in »hiffrey : 

i. Abigail,* b. July 29, 1800; m. Oct. 12, 1823, Samuel Stratton. Re- 
sided in Jaffrey, N. H. Three sons and four daufrhters. 

ii. William, b. Nov. 23, 1803; m. April 27, 1833, Kutli Gott; d. June 2, 
1857. Ke.sided in Ellsworth, Me. Two sons and two daughters. 

iii. John, b. Jan. 31, 1807; ni. Nov. 4, 1830, Caroline Stone. Kesided in 
Charlotte, N. Y. One son. 

Iv. Maky, b. June 27, 1808; never m.; d. in Peterborough, in 1828. 

V. Elmira, ) twins. 

vi. Elvira, /b. Aug. 11, 1811; they never ra.; resided in Peterborough, 


0. Amos' FvFii (Silas,^ James^) was lx)m Oct. 14, 1700; marri(Kl, in 
181 G, Nancy, daughter of Keuben Ward. She was born in Troy, 
N. U., Nov. 25, 1793. He removed to Boston, Mass., where he 

1902.] Descendants of James Fyfe. 171 

was a snecessful merchant, and died Dec. 18, 1830. Soon after his 
death, his widow removed, with her children, to Le Roy, N. Y., and 
died there May 4, 1834. 

Children, all horn in Boston : 

i. Geougk L.,* b. Feb. 25, 1817 ; m. 'Emily Watson ; d. in Coviujrton, N. 

Y., May 8, 1844. No children. She m. (2) Noah W. Pratt of 

ii. Nancy Wakd, b. Nov. 26, 1818 : ra. Nov. 6, 1845, Orlando S. Morjran ; 

d. Ansj. 10, 18G0. Resided in Le Koy, N. Y. One son and one 

iii. Eliza A., b. Dec. 11, 1820; d. Mny 18, 1825. 
iv. Amos E.. b. Aprils, 1822; m. (1) Mrs. AdeliaMurry; m. (2) Jnly 

23, 1857, Sarah Burke; d. Auj?. 17,1885. Resided in Brighton, 

Canada. Three sons and three daugliters. 
V. FiiAXKLiN G., b. Jan. 1, 1824; d, Oct. 12, 1828. 
vi. Mauv E., b. July 26, 1827. 
vii. P:milink, b. Oct. 29, 1828. 
viii. Calvix Ward, b. June 3, 1830; d. in Le Roy, May 16, 1838. 

10. Timothy' Yxfv. {Silas,^ James^) was horn April 24, 1702, and married 

Mary Jones, Jan. 24, 1821. She was bom in PVaniingham, Mass., 
June 3, 1797, and died in Troy, N. II., Feb. 10, 18.30. R<jsided in 
Troy, where he died Dec. 12, 1871. 
Children, all horn in Troy : 

i. Danifx J.,* b. Auff. 11, 1823; m. (1) Sept. 23, 1857, Lonev Gar- 
field ; m. (2) March 24, 1864, Lizzie II. Dean. Resided in 'Troy, 
N. II. One son. 

ii. Betsky, b. Dec. 24, 1824; m. Oct. 26, 1840, Jacob N. Harrington; d. 
May 29, 1868. Resided in Troy, N. H. Three sons and live daugb- 

iii. Sakah, b. May 23, 1826; ni. Oct. 25, 1849, William A. Harris. Re- 
siiU'ti in Troy, N. H. Four sons and two daugliters. 

iv. Mauy, b. Aug. 18, 1827; d. in infancy. 

V. Rachel, b. Oct. 30, 1828; m. Jan. 30,*1862, Joseph Bailey of Sterling, 
Mass. He was Ijorn July 26, 1806. No children. 

11. Hannah^ FvFE (liobert,'^ James^) was born July 20, 1778; married 

S(*iomon Moore, June 10, 1802. He was born in Bolton, Mass., 
-f\ug. H, 1777. Removed to Milford, N. II., and from thence to 
IlillsboroujLrh, N. II. He was a fanner, and died Sept. 18, 1856. 
She died Feb. 21, 1841. 
Children : 

i. JoTiiAM Moore, b. Aug. 9, 1803; m. (1) Dec. 3, 1829, Amanda 

Brown, who d. Feb. 7, 1857. He ra. (2) Oct. 5, 1858, Eliza Brown; 

and d. July 24, 1866. Tliree sons, 
ii. Sauah Mooue, b. June 14, 1805; m. Dec. 25, 1824, John S. Minot. 

lie d. June 21, 1832. Shem. (2) Sept. 8, 1842, William S. Taggard. 

Omc (liiuirhtj'r. Resided at Hillsborough Bridge. N. H. 
iii. CiiAKiJ'.s Mooke. b. May 20, 1807; d. Dec. 31, lh:U. 
iv. FiM'An Mooue. b. July 26, 1809; m. May 5, 1833, Nathan Kendall. 

Two sons. Resided at Hillsborough Bridge, N. II. 
V. Lrrv 1*. Mooke. b. June 28, 1811 ; m, June 4, 1833, Silas N. Sawyer; 

d. April 3. 1863. One son. 
vi. IlEi'sinAH Mooue, b. May 17, 1814 ; m. Oct. 24, 1833, John 0. Diclvcy ; 

d. Mny 15, 1838. One daughter, 
vii. Hannah Iuene Moork, b. March 19, 1816; m. March 10, 1839, John 

(i. Dickey. Resided at Hillsborough Bridge, N. II. 
viii. Xancv .Mooke, b. July 29, 1818; never m. 
Ix. AIakv Sophia Mooke, b. June 18, 1821 ; ni. April 6, 1815, Jewett 

Halscy. Five children. Resided at West Lebanon, N. II. 

172 Descendants of James Fyfe, [April, 

12. Lucy* Fyfe {Robert^ James^) was born May 18, 1780 ; married, Sept. 

6, 1804, Curtis Pollard of Bolton, Mass. He was bom in 1772 ; 
died July 19, 1829. She died Sept 26, 1846. 
Children, all bom in Bolton : 

L Warrkn Wales Pollard, b. May 31, 1805; m. (1) April 7, 1830, 

Ruth Kelley; m. (2) Sarah Butter. No children. He d. In 

Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 23, 1877. 
ii. Stephen Curtis Pollard, b. Nov. 8, 1806; m. Nov. 2, 1834, Laura 

Fay. She d. Oct. 15, 1861. 
iii. Luke Pollard, b. July 6, 1810; never m. ; d. Aug. 18, 1861, 
iv. Abigail Pollard, b. May, 28, 1813; m. Oct. 18, 1837, Leonard 

Sibley Wheelock; d. April 16, 1846. Five children, 
v. Louisa Pollard, b. Jan, 25, 1816; m. May 27, 1842, John Lincoln 

Joslin. He d. Oct. 24, 1863. She resided in Fitchburg, Mass. 

Two chlldreu. d. young, 
vi. Asafu Abijah Pollard, b. June 26, 1817; d. May 13, 1830. 
vli. Lucy Pollard, b. July 26, 1820; m. Oct. 20, 1846, Leonard Sibley 

Wheelock. Two children. Resided In Grafton, Mass. 
vlll. Sarah Pollard, b. Oct. 2, 1828; never m. ; d. Aug. 24, 1868. 

13. Hepsibah* Fyfe (Robert,'^ James^) was born Nov. 3, 1781 ; married 

Asa Goss, June 22, 1803. Removed to Sterling, Mass., where she 
died in 1871. He was bom in Sterling, July 13, 1776 ; and died 
Aug. 23, 1843. 
Children : 

i. Peter Gk)88, b, Sept. 23, 1804; d. Aug. 24, 1843. 

II. Eliza Goss, b. Nov. 16, 1807, 

III. Hepzibah Goss, b. April 19, 1818; m. June 11, 1840, Cranston Cook. 

He was b. Aug. 13, 1819. Resided In Sterling. One son and three 

14. Dea. Robert* Fyfe (Robert,'^ James^) was born Sept. 27, 1783, and 

married Lo Ruhamah Nelson, in 1809. She was bom in Florida, 
Mass., and died Feb. 27, 1864. He removed to Florida, Mass., 
where he was a farmer, deacon in the Congregational Church, and 
held many positions of responsibility. He died Nov. 24, 1846. 
Children, born in Florida : 

I. Robert N.,* b. July 31, 1810; m. April 24, 1833, Rebekah Carrier. 

Resided In Shelburne Falls, Mass., One son and one daughter, 
il. Mary, b. Dec. 14. 1811; m. Feb. 14, 1843, Ezra Moore; d. Dec. 11, 

1868. He was b. In Bolton, Mass. No children. 

15. Jesse* Fyfe {Robert,^ James^) was born Aug. 3, 1785, and married 

Lydia, daughter of William and Emma Kemp. She was born in 
Shelburne, Mass., and died in Florida, Mass., May 3, 1869. He 
was a farmer in Florida. Mass., where he died Sept. 22, 1839. 
Children, all bom in Florida : 

I. Sarah,* b. May 2, 1812; never ra.; d. April 16, 1892. 

II. Anna Maria, b. May 6, 1816; m. Philip Burke. Resided in Coloraa, 

Mich. Two sons and five daughters, 
ill. Emily Jane, b. March 25, 1818; m. Ayers Pattlson. She d. Aug., 

1890. Resided In North Adams, Mass. One son. 
iv. Lydia, b. Dec. 10, 1821 ; m. James Bliss; d. In 1862. Resided 

In Cuen, Ills. One son. 
V. Ai.BURTUS, b. Jan. 29, 1827; m. Sept. 5, 1861, Mary C. Thatcher. 

Resided in Charlemont, Mass. One son and two daughters, 
vi. Betsey Ad aline, b. Nov. 17, 1830; m. George Witt. Reside in 

Merlden, Conn. One son and one daughter. 

1902.] Henry Barnard. 173 


By Key. Samukl Hart, D.D., of Middletown, Conn. 

Henry Barnard, for many years the ** Nestor of Education in 
the United States," was bom in the family mansion near the south 
end of Main Street in Hartford, Connecticut, 24 January 1811, 
and died in the same house 5 July 1900. As Cicero says of the 
Nestor of the Iliad, "" lam tertium aetatem hominum videbat, nee 
erat ei vercndum ne vera praedicans de se nimis videretur aut inso- 
lens aut loquax." To tell the story of his life could be to give, not 
in outline but with much fulness of detail, a half century's history of 
education in his native State and in this country. Perhaps the monu- 
ment which he would have most valued is the series of volumes of 
the journal which represented to him the labor of hand and brain 
and the investment of his fortune ; but more permanent and better 
recognized will be the influence exerted by him, for thus his life- 
work will be continued in the principles and methods employed in 
the training of successive generations of youth. 

His early education was in the district-school, an institution 
in which he always believed, although he said that it took half of 
his life to correct the bad mental habits which he formed there ; and 
he was prepared for College at the academy in Munson, Massachu- 
setts, and the Hopkins Grammar School in his native town. He en- 
tered Yale College in 1820, and was graduated with the honors of 
good scholarship in 1830, having specially devoted himself to the 
study of English literature and the practice of composition and oral 
discussion. He then entered upon a private course of study of law 
and general reading of English classics ; and he gained a useful ex- 
perience in teaching from taking charge for a short time of a school 
in Wilkesbarre, Penn. Resuming his professional and literary stu- 
dies, he was admitted to the bar in the State of Connecticut in the 
winter of 1835. Before this time he had travelled much in New 
England and the neighborhood, and had spent several months at 
Washington during an exciting session of Congress ; and to these 
journeys he now added an extensive tour through the southern and 
western states, making the aquaintance of some of the most distin- 
guished men of the day. With his mind thus furnished and quick- 
ened, he was enabled to enjoy and profit by a visit to England, Scot- 
land, and part of the continent of Europe, travelling much of the 
time on foot, meeting many men of literary distinction, but especial- 
ly studying the social condition of the people. He had the intention 
of entering upon the study of the Civil Law at one of the German 
Universities, but was called home by the illness of his father. In 

174 Henry Barnard. [April, 

1837, apparently to his own surprise, he was by a large vote elected 
to represent the town of Hartford in the General Assemhly of the 
State ; hut after being twice re-elected he retired from active politi- 
cal life, with the determination to devote himself to the promotion 
of reform and improvement in educational matters. For the ac- 
compIi^?hInent of this purpose he labored unremittingly, up to and 
beyond the limits of his strength, until tlie day of his death. 

While a member ofthele<;islature he had taken an a(!tive interest 
in many measures of far-reaching importjince, such as the education 
of the (leaf and dumb and the blind, the improvement of the condi- 
tion of the towns' poor, the reformation of jails, the incorporation of 
public libraries, and the completion of the geological survey of the 
State. But most important of all was that for which he cared the 
most, tlie beginning of a new era in the school history of Connec- 
ticut by securing the passage of an act "to provide for the better 
8upervii*ion of Common Schools." It is impossible here to trace the 
progress and decline of education in Connecticut, or to state, except 
very briefly, how it had come to pass that there was such urgent 
need of a refonnation. The School Fund, obtained by the sale of 
the Western Reserve, a sufficiently generous endowment in the ejir- 
lier part of the centur}% was still expecte<l to provide all that was 
necessary, with little if any local taxation for public education ; the 
management of school matters had passed from the direction of the 
towns and the control of the town meetings to the school societies 
which, since the adoj)tion of the Constitution, had been the survivals 
(or the spectres) of the parishes of the former ecclesiastical "Standing 
Oixler" ; the children of well-to-do people were sent to acndemios or 
to substitutes for them, so that not half of the children of school-age 
were in attendance in the public schools, and as a result \Qry few 
persons of influence cared for the condition of the school buildings 
or for the quality of the instruction which was given in them. It 
was in 1S38 that Mr. Barnard, having made careful preparation for 
it, introduced a bill for the act which has been mentioned, and se- 
cured its adoption by a unaiiimous vote in the Senate and with but 
one dissenting voice in the House. It created a Board of Commis- 
sioners of Public Schools, the duties of which, as has been well said, 
were to exc^ercise " a ministry of education in behalf of the people's 
common school." It had no authority to make changes; but it was 
authorized to inquire into the existing condition of things, to give 
information and offer suggestions to the legislature, to make visita- 
tions and hold meetings, and to edit a journal of education. The 
Board on organizing chose the Kev. Thomas H. Gallaudet, a stead- 
fast iriend of Mr. Barnard and co-worker with him, whose name 
will alwavs be remembered in connection with the establishment of 


the Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb at Hartford, to be its secretary ; 
and on his declining the appointment, it was offered to Mr. Barnard, 
who thus formally entered upon his life work. 

1902.] Henry Barnard. 175 

The secretary's first act was the preparation of an address to be 
sent out by the board to the people of the State, declaring tlie limi- 
tations of its functions, and its purpose to inform the people of the 
actual condition of things, and thus to quicken and guide their in- 
terest in a most important matter. It was followed by elaborate cir- 
culars of inquiry, the publication of information thus obtained, the 
holding of school conventions and public meetings, the visitation of 
schools, and extended correspondence. For four years Mr. Barnard 
worked indefatigably — as indeed he always worked — in labors of 
this kind, including both the study of actual conditions and the for- 
mation of plans for their amelioration. But while he seemed to be 
enn^aged successfully in a great work of reformation, there came a 
change of administration ; a new Governor in his message gave his 
opinion that the " experiments " of the board had not led to useful 
results but had involved the State in needless expense ; and the Gen- 
eral Assembly of 1842 repealed the act of 1838. Doubtless the 
work had been pushed too fast ; reports and appeals had been printed 
in greater numbers and at greater length than could be read and di- 
gested by people of slow habits of thought ; and the Secretary, sup- 
plementing the limited appropriations by drafts upon his private re- 
sources, had frightened thrifty people by the appearance of extrava- 
gance ; while a proposal that each school society should raise each 
year by taxation a sum iequal to half that which it received from the 
school-fund, had further alarmed them by the fear that they might 
be called upon to pay for unnecessary expenses. Thus the work in 
Connecticut was suspended, and a plan to unite tlie would-be reform- 
ers in a voluntary organization, to be called an Institute of Instruc- 
tion, met with failure. 

This temporary set-back in his native State enabled Mr. Barnard 
to be of service to a neiichborin<; commonwealth in which, under differ- 
ent conditions, there was a like work to be done, liliode Island was, 
more truly than Connecticut, an assemblage of independent commu- 
nities; and the majority had the right to rule "only in civil things," 
80 that '■ to compel a citizen to support a school or to educate his chil- 
dren was rej^arded as a violation of the ritirhts of conscience. " Great 
dissatisfaction with thq schools had been felt ; and just when ?ilr. 
Barnard was at liberty to undertake the task, there was a determi- 
nation that a reform sliould be cfTected. The ex-Secretary had re- 
sumed his travels throughout the United States, with the intention 
of preparing a history of public schools in America. We are told 
that the argument of the Governor of Kliode Island, that " it is bet- 
ter t6 make history than to write it," led to his decision to accept the 
ofHce of Superintendent of the common schools of that State, which 
had been created by the Legislature in 1843. After six years he was 
able honestly to claim that lihode Island's system of public educa- 
tion was one of the best in the country. An excellent law had been 
adopted and put in operation ; each town had separately voted to sup- 

176 Henry Barnard. [April, 

plement the State fund by a tax for school purposes ; and it was with 
great regret that Mr. Barnard's resignation, in consequence of ill 
health, was accepted. 

He did not need, or at any rate did not gain, a long rest, before 
entering again upon educational work in his native State. Even 
while he was absent there were good results from his former labors. 
He had advocated a return to a principle laid down by the early 
settlers of Connecticut in their laws, that besides the elementary 
schools each considerable town should maintain a grammar school for 
the benefit of its youth. After a long conflict, in which Dr. Horace 
fiushnell bore a brave part, Hartford founded its public high school, 
incorporating into it the old Hopkins grammar school, which had 
been kept alive by an endowment from ancient days. When the new 
high school building was dedicated, in 1847, Mr. Barnard made an 
address urging that the example there set should be generally followed. 
Meanwhile the influence of his old associates and others had led the 
General Assembly to bring the laws relating to public schools into 
practically the same form as that which had been so summarily re- 
pealed in 1842. In 1848 the State was rejidy to make a special pro- 
vision, which he had advocated ten years before, for the education of 
teachers ; and three years later the State Normal School for teachers 
was formally opened in the buildings erected for it in New Britain. 
The law provided that the principal of the normal school should 
also be the State superintendent of public instruction ; to this double 
office Mr. Barnard was chosen, with the understanding that the ordi- 
nary work of the school should be in charge of an assistant ; and 
tlius he entered upon a second stage of educational service for Con- 
necticut, in which he continued until shattered health again forced 
him, at the close of the year 1854, to rest from such arduous labor. 
His last report was in reality a history of the legislation of the 
State in regard to common schools ; and out of this, and like docu- 
ments from the pen of Horace Mann in Massachusetts, came the in- 
spiration of the educational writings of the last half-century, and of 
the work of the National Bureau of Education. 

After retiring from office. Dr. Barnard — he received-the honorary 
degree of Doctor of Laws from his abna mater and from Union Col- 
lege in 1852 and from Harvard University in 1853, Columbia Uni- 
versity bestowing upon him the L.H.D. degree at a later day (in 
1887) — had again visited Europe, and on his return had begun the 
publication of his encyclopaedic work, the American Journal of Educa- 
tion. In June, 1859, he entered upon a service, destined to last but 
for a year and a half, as Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin 
and agent of the board of normal regents of that State. Wisconsin 
had been admitted into tlie Union in 1851 ; and in nine years it had 
expended upon its public schools two million dollars, one-fourth part 
of its whole income. The higher schools, including the proposed 
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enthusiasm in regard to the whole matter, and perhaps need of as 
great wisdom to guide it. Dr. Barnard brought to the work much 
energy and much power of direction ; but gave his most effective ser- 
vice, we are told, through the institutes for teachers. The oppor- 
tunities for service were, however, lessened by the disturbed state of 
the republic ; and it was anxiety, no less truly than work, which 
forced him to relinquish the position for which he had shown himself 
BO well fitted. In 1865 and 1866 he was for a short time President 
of St. John's College in Maryland, and thence he passed to his last 
official duties when, in 1867, he was appointed the first United States 
Commissioner of Education. 

The three years of his service in this important position (1867- 
1870) gave Dr. Barnard an opportunity, of which he was glad to 
avail himself, to advance what he considered his life-work — the pub- 
lication in an accessible form of the literature of education. He ap- 
pears to have made plans for the preparation of many volumes, and 
to have awaited a call from Congress for information, that he might 
complete them and send them to the public printer. Of these 
but one was completed and published, in reply to a resolution call- 
ing for a special report on the condition and improvement of public 
schools in the District of Columbia. The report filled more than 
nine hundred pages. Its chief article, in a hundred pages, was a 
compilation of statistics of schools in various cities and states. The 
appendices covered a wide range of subjects : the establishment of 
the permanent seat of government in the United States, the legal 
status of the colored population in different portions of the country, 
statistics of illiteracy, an account of art instruction, an account of 
public education in Germany, and other papers. At a later date the 
House of Representatives called for a report on technical instruction ; 
it was prepared, but never printed by order of Congress, and is to be 
found only as it fills one volume of the American Journal of Educa- 
tion, looked upon by him as the fourth part of a comprehensive sur- 
vey of national education in different countries. But the work 
of the Department of Education, for under that name it had been 
organized, did not meet with encouragement from Congress. The 
appropriations were reduced, and the department was made a bureau 
in the Department of the Interior ; and after a somewhat trying ex- 
perience, the first Commissioner resigned. 

The last thirty years of Dr. Barnard's long life were spent in the 
home of his childhood, and devoted, with some necessary allowance 
for the infirmities of age, to the labor of editing and publication. In 
connection with his earlier work, he had edited the Connecticut Jour- 
nal of Education, giving in each number, beside lesser articles, some 
treatise on an important theme. Later he formulated a phm for a 
central agency for the advancement of education in the United States. 
In 1855 he began the publication of the American Journal of Educa- 
tion, a monumental work which extended to thirty-one crowded vol- 

178 Henry Barnard. [April, 

umcs of about 25,000 pages. It is a collection of an enormous 
amount of information bearing on educational topics, in part taken 
directly or l)y translation from foreign sources, in j)art condensed 
from the works of other autiiors, and in part the results of original 
thought or investigation. The editor, says a sympathetic writer, 
"gave himself, with tireless industry aiid boundless patience, to the 
collection of every fragment of important information, every memorial 
of the most ordinary school, every monograph of a valual)lc institu- 
tion, every plan of a schoolhouse or public structure for educational 
or philanthropic use, statements, probably often misleading and 
colored by the personal ambitions and narrow outlook of local educa- 
tors, and plalis of operation by any sort of 'faithful workers.' Dr. 
Barnard took information as it came, and gave it as it was." The 
result is a mine of learning, from which later students may take ma- 
terial to be collated, condensed, and made serviceable for many years 
to come. Hut the publication could not be a popular one ; it ex- 
hausted the financial resources of the editor, who never lost faith in 
its value or confidence that that value would in due time be recog- 
nized. When the [uiblication ceased, in 1881), Dr. Barnard proposed 
to issue a collected edition of all his works, of which there were many 
outside of the volumes of the Journal, under the title of the American 
Library of Schools and Kducation, containing over eight hundred ar- 
ticles in fifty-one volumes ; but he died with this design unaccom- 

On the 2r>th day of January, lHi)7, a special commemoration of 
Dr. liarnanrs birthday and his entrance ujxin the cighty-suventh 
year t)f his Ille was held, under tiie auspices of the Connetiicut State 
Teacliirs' Astfoeiatiou, in the hall of the House of liopresontatives at 
the ('aj)itol in Hartford. The (Jovernor of the State [)resided, and 
adtlrcs.'^ts wcru made by men prominent in educational work in the 
Unitccl States an<l (.'anada. 'Fhe commemoration of the dav served 
to recall the services renderetl by this aged man as the orator, the 
mis'^ionary, tlu? legislator, the organizer, the diplomat, the publisher 
of American education ; juid they told the new generation of tiie great 
debt which it owed to one who could not expect to I)e able to render 
much longer service. And at the same time the community recalled 
its obligation to him as a citizen, ready for any work which would 
advance the })ublic haj)piness or the public weal. 

It siiould !)e noted here that Dr. Barnard was elected a corres- 
ponding memlicr of this Society, 7 April 1<S 47, and that he was for 
some years President of the Connecticut Historical Society, in the 
reorganization of which he had taken an active part. 

There seemed to be no declining years to his life. He was always 
working in the garden or the study, or walking briskly on the street, 
or talking with family and friends ; and the end came quietly and 
peacefully, when the man, full of labors and of honors, passed to 
quiet rest. 

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By OsoAR Fat Adams, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

He must be faatidlous indeed who is not pleased with Sudbury, 
standing on the gentlest of swells in a wide valley through which the 
full-fed Stour is constantly writing the first letter of its name. It is 
a pretty stream, which more than one artist has loved to paint, but 
after a rain its low banks are lost to view and miniature lakes spread 
themselves over the green meadows. The town is comfortably 
picturesque, with no end of projecting gables, half timbered house 
fronts that now and then are carved, winding streets not over wide, 
grey old parish churches, cottages with mellowed red roofs, — and 
yet well paved and lighted and quite wanting in that touch of squalor 
present in many small market towns. 

Sudbury, or Suthberie, as the Saxon Chronicle has it, literally 
"the south borough," is mentioned in Domesday, and was given by 
the Conqueror to Richard de Clare, the ruins of whose castle or that 
of the earls of that family, may be seen in the small town of Clare, 
nine miles to the north. Here at Sudbury Edward the Third 
established a colony of Flemings to teach the English the art of 
woollen manufacture; the Dominicans built a church and priory 
here in 1272, of which little if any trace remains, any more than of 
the establishment of the Knights Hospitallers, or of the Benedictine 
cell near the latter, belonging to the abbey of Westminster. It is 
a market town on the Essex border, and reached by rail over the 
Stour Valley branch of the Great Eastern, which describes an almost 
complete circle about it and passes near to all three of the parish 
churches in wiclely separated quarters of the place. From the sub- 
urb of Ballingdon-cum-Brandon, containing little but chalk pits and 
breweries, and, although in Essex, still reckoned as part of Sudbury , 
the three church towers are the objects that stand forth with most 
prominence from the mass of buildings which compose the town. 
Toward the east the land rises, and here arc villas and gardens. 

In the triangular market place in the centre of Sudbury, and at 
the eastera side of the space, as the illustration shows, is the church 
of Saint Peter, a Third Pointed edifice on whose lofty western tower 
are the statues of the four evangelists. The axis of the choir in- 

• Populmtion: 7,23i (1891), 58| miles from London (Liverpool St. Torminns of Great 
Eastern). Parish churches : St. Peter, register from 1G39 ; All Saints, register from 
15S4 ; St. Gregory, register from 1690. Other churches and chapels : 2 Congregational, 
2 Baptist, Koman Catholic, Primitive Methodist, Friends. Newspapers, weekly : South 
West Suffolk Echo. Advertiser, Free Press. Corporation composed of mayor, 4 alder- 
men and 12 counciilors. Market day : Saturday. 

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180 Our English Parent Towhm. [Aprfl, 

clines considerably to the south. At the lower end of the town is 
the church of All Saints, with statues on the four corners of its west- 
em tower, after the fashion of Saint Peter's. It is of the same date, 
too, except the choir, which is Middle Pointed. The oaken pulpit 
bears the date 1490. Of greater interest than these is the church of 
Saint Gregory, in the western outskirts, a Third Pointed building 
quite apart from all others. The view herewith shown is that of the 
south side. Simon Tybald of Sudbury, and archbishop of Canter- 
bury from 1375 to 1381, is supposed to have built a portion of it 
while Bishop of London. That he did found close by a college of 
secular canons is certain, though only the gatehouse at present testi- 
fies to its existence, and a costly ^ Union" occupies the remainder of 
the site. This unfortunate prelate was beheaded by the insurgents 
imder Wat Tyler, and within a small grated opening somewhere in 
the church the head which the prelate parted with on that occasion 
is still preserved. In the choir, the axis of which displays the same 
inclination as St. Peter's, are some ancient miserere seats, and over 
the modem font in the nave is a lofty spired canopy of carved wood. 
The small chantry chapel seen next the south porch contains the 
tomb of Thomas Carter, who, dying in 1706, left large sums to the 
poor of this parish. 

Sudbury was a stronghold of nonconformity in the past, and still 
remains such, and the Congregational chapel on Friars Street has 
had a corporate existence since 1631. A shaded path across the way 
leads to the Friends meeting. The convent of the Sacred Heart is 
a modern institution, and was presented to the sisters of that order 
by Mr. John Kelly, of Providence, Rhode Island, in 1884. In the 
market place are the Town Hall, the Corn Exchange, General Post 
Office, and the principal shop windows. In Prince Street is the 
theatre, built in 1887, and called Victoria Hall. On New street is 
quartered the Conservative Club, and in North street, at a safe dis- 
tance, is the Liberal Club. The former is liberal enough to admit 
women to its membership, but the Liberal Club, conservative to this 
extent at least, excludes them from its privileges. A Literary and 
Mechanics Institution was established in 1834, and contains reading 
rooms and a small library. 

In Sepulchre Street, opposite the Christopher Inn, is a large, sub- 
stantial house of red brick, its front walls flush with the street, a 
plain fagade with five windows in the upper story and four in the 
lower, and with a door exactly in the middle. It is a dignified struc- 
ture, but it lacks the tablet which ought to inform us that here, in 
1727, was born the great artist Thomas Gainsborough, the son of 
a Sudbury clothier. Like the later Suffolk artist. Constable, Gains- 
borough loved the scenery of his native shire, and more than one of 
his landscapes exhibits Sudbury features. He might well be fond 
of the region, for it can show rural scenes of great beauty. Farther 
west, on Sepulchre Street, are a number of houses with a picturesque- 

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ness that the Gainsborough house does not have, among them the 
old Moot Hall, with low-browed casement windows, and in the tangle 
of streets in All Saints parish are more quaint buildings. 

Sudbury does not live in the past any more than certain other 
thriving Suffolk communities, for weaving, malting, the making of 
coooanut matting and silk velvet, are among its employments, and 
there are lime kilns and flour mills. One of the mills is shown in the 
accompanying illustration. An excellent place it may be made as a 
centre for excursions. Clare and Haverhill lie not far to the north 
west ; Boxford, Suton and Hadleigh lie to the east ; Bury Saint Ed- 
monds is but twenty miles distant by rail, while over in Essex, in 
the Colne valley, are the great Norman keep at Hedingham, and at 
Lfittle Maplestead, not far from it, one of the four round churches 
yet remaining in England. 

The town has but two American and New England namesakes, 
one in Massachusetts, known to all readers of Longfellow, the other 
in Vermont, less often heard of. The first pastor of the church in 
Boston, the Reverend John Wilson, went thither from the Suffolk 
town beside the winding Stour. 


Very many of our early New England progenitors found their origin In Sud- 
bory and its immediate vicinity. Notable among these is the Rev. John Wilson, 
Danied in the text of Mr. Adams's article, who had been in the ministry here 
before his engagement by the Massachusetts Bay Company; but preeminent of 
coarse we must ranlc the distinguished Gov. John Winthrop, who was born in 
the neighboring village of Groton, five miles to the east, and whose example 
most have largely influenced the emigration from his county. In April, 1635, 
the ** Planter " brought a numi^er of Sudbury people, among whom we note the 
names of Haffleld, Hawlcins and Cooper (Hotten's Lists, p. 55-56) ; and it may 
wcU be that Robert Lord of Ipswich, Mass., was of this company (although 
not in the lists of passengers), as we And him freeman there in March follow- 
ing. For his connection with Sudbury, as of so many others, we have to thank 
Mr. Waters* tireless industry (Waters's Gleanings, II., 1102). Robert Paine, 
also of Ipswich, Mass., was from here, while his wife, Ann Whiting, was of the 
neighboring town of Hadieigh. Hence, too, came the ill-fated Jeffrey Ruggles 
of Boston, and Giles Firman, apothecary, of the same place. In the neighboring 
village of Assington was the home of the Gurdons, well known for their con- 
nection with our Saltonstalls. From Sudbury itself came also the Welds, Rev. 
Thomas, Capt. Joseph and Dtiniel being the sons of Edmund Welde, mercer, 
of this borough. (Waters's Gleanings, II., 1076). Here, too, lived for many 
generations the Cole family, whose American connection (through the Lockes 
and Willoughbys) we owe to Col. Chester's labors (Reoistkr, xxxv., 69; and 
Salisbury's " Fam. Hists. and Gens.," I., pt. 2, 605). Nathaniel Rogers, minis- 
ter at Ipswich, Mass., from 1636, had also served in the ministry at Assington, 
and may be considered as of the Sudbury region, although he owed his birth to 
Haverhill on the Essex border. And many others, the list of whose names 
might outrun the limits of this note. J. Henry Lea. 

In Hotten's " Original Lists," pages 48, 65, 66, under date of April 10, 1635, 
will be found an account of several persons " bound for New England p. Cert : 
of the Minister of Sudburie in Suffolk & from the Maior of the Towne of his 

182 Our English Parent Towns. [April, 

coDformitie to the orders & discipliDe of the Church of England," namely 
Richard Hasfell, wife Martha, and five danghters — Marie, Sarah, Martha, Rachel 
and Ruth. Richard Hasfell (Haffleld) settled in Ipswich, Mass., and died in 
1639, and his will is published in Rbgistrr, iil. : p. 156. In the same ship, the 
** Planter," appear Alice Smith aged 40, Marie and Hannah Smith aged 18 years, 
Richard Smith aged 14 years, and John Smith aged 13 years, of whom Aljce, the 
mother, and John, the son, are noted in the "List" as of **Sudburie." This 
family were undoubtedly the wife and children of John Smith, an early proprie- 
tor of Lancaster, Mass. The son, John Smith, Junior, born about 1632, married 
in 1G47, Sarah, daughter of Robert and Susauna Hunt, late of Sudbury, Mass., 
deceased. John Smith, Junior, succeeded to a large part of the Hunt estate, 
and for the settlement of that estate, vide Register, vii. : 32 ; and xsx : 80. 

Richard Smith married in 1654, in Boston, Joanna Quarles, who perhaps was 
a kinswoman of Francis Quarles of ** Newton juxta Sudbury," vide Waters's 
Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 1156. He resided in Lancaster until about 1659, when he 
removed to Seabrook, Conn., in company with Mr. John Tinker, who married 
his sister, Alice Smith. John Tinker, wrillng from New London to John Win- 
throp. Junior, August, 1659, says, • ♦ » ** My wives brother and family is come 
with me, desirous to seate himselfe as ncere where I am as may be." [Mass. 
Hist. Soc. Collections, Fourth Series, vli. : p. 230.] John Tinker died about 1663 
or 1664; and his widow soon married second, William Measure. She died in 
Lyme, Conn., Nov. 20, 1714, aged 85 years. John Smith, Senior, died in Lan- 
caster, Mass., July 16, 1669, at the home of John Moore, who married his daugh- 
ter Ann ; and John Smith, Junior, died in Sudbury, Mass., after 1680. In the 
cemetery at Sudbury, Mass., a half-century ago, there was erected a monument, 
by a descendant, in memory of the Smith family of that town. The following 
is the inscription : '* Buried Here, John Smith and Sarah his wife First Ances- 
tors from Sudbury England 1638 ; Thomas Smith, son of John and Sarah bom 
July 29, 1658; died Nov. 2, 1730. Abigail his wife born June 15, 1657; died 
Oct. 10, 1727. Amos Smith sou of Thomas and Abigail Smith born Jan. 21, 
1699 ; died Sept. 5, 1786 in 90^1" year. Susanna his wife born May 20, 1702 ; died 
Sept. 12, 1778 aged 77 years. Benjamin Smith son of Amos and Susanna Smith 
born Oct. 29, 1741 ; died July 2, 1819; Lucy wife of Benjamin Smith born Sept. 
8, 1741, died Oct. 8, 1816 — Entombed iu Stow.— Erected by Mrs. Sarah S. 
Jones, one of the sixth generation." Ansox Titus. 

At the time of Gov. Wlnthrop's arrival In New England, the mother country 
was overpopulated, many people finding it difficult to earn a living, and labor 
troubles were frequent. 

On 27 Apr., 1631, the Justices of the Peace for Essex, Sudbury being on the 
border of that county, called before them the saymakers (serge makers), 
spinsters, weavers and combers of Sudl)ury, to examine the cause of the say- 
makers abating the wages of their work people. The result was an order speci- 
fying what wages should be paid the spinsters and weavers by the saymakers. 

On 9 May, the Justices of Suffolk met at Sudbury to take measures for the 
relief of the poor of the hundreds of Babergh and Cosford. At this time 
the cloth makers stated that they could not continue their trade, as merchants 
were not buying their cloth. 

A potent motive for an early emigration to New England was the ship-money 
tax levied in 1636-7, and the vicinity of Sudbury suffered, with other parts of 
England, from this tax. Those unable to pay defaulted and fled, in most 
instances to parts beyond the sea. In a list of the corporate towns In Suffolk 
assessed for ship money in 1635, we find Ipswich taxed for ;^240., Bury St. Ed- 
munds £213.,Hadleigh £120., Sudbury £68., Eye £30., Orford ;£'12., Aldborough 
;£^8,16,8. and Dunwlch £4. 

In 1638, Thomas Greene of Wickcombe (Wlckhambrook), In Rlsbridge 
Hundred, was reported as run away to avoid the tax. At Clare, seven miles 
from there, and nine miles from Sudbury, John Plumer is given as gone beyond 
the seas, for the same reason. 

An item relating to the Firmin family of Sudbury, Nayland and vicinity, not 
previously published, is that Josiah, or Josias, Firmin, a servant to John 
Winthrop, and admitted to Boston Church, 6 June, 1640, was reported by 
Edward Duke, sheriff of the County of Suffolk, England, as a defaulter to the 

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ship-money tax of 1637, baying *• rnn away." His father's will is given in 
Waters's Gleanings, Vol. I, page 33 ; and other Flrmin wills, in Emerton and 
Waters's Gleanings, pages 34 to 39. The place from which he fled was Polstead, 
a scattered village and parish, three ralles north-north-east from Nay land. The 
parish register of its Chnrch of St. Mary begins in 1538. From this parish 
also fled Stebins Catesby and Ambrose Hall, for parts unknown to evade the 

The name of Firmin Is still known in Sudbnry, by a charity left in 1GG2 by 
Bichard Firmin, consisting of fonr acres at Windmill Hill, the rent to be 
divided yearly, one half to the poor of St. Peter's parish, the other half to those 
of St. Gregory and All Saints. It amounts to less than eight pounds yearly. 

Another charity is that of Martin Cole, who died in 1620, and in the abstract 
of his will, in Waters's Gleanings, Vol. 2, page 1223, it is not referred to. He 
bequeathed out of Shemford Mills in Henny, and two meadows in Lamarsh, 
£f(iiex, a yearly rent charge to trustees, to pay ten pounds yearly for linen and 
one pound for making It into shirts and smocks, to be distributed among the 
poor of the three parishes of Sudbury, on the Monday after Ascension Day ; also 
68. 8d. to the ministers of St. Pcter*s and All Saints for sermons; 6s. 8d. to the 
toTvn clerk, and two pounds for a love feast for the two ministers and the corpo- 
ration, in remembrance of the testator. He was a cousin of Roger Cole of St. 
Saviour's, Sonthwark, London, who was born In Sudbury, the maternal grand- 
father of Margaret, wife of I)ep. Gov. Francis Willoughby. 

John Newgate, or Newdlgate, hatter, of Boston, Mass., 1634, had made his 
Will in 1638, when expecting to go to England, and in It mentioned his lands at 
Homlnger, Suffolk, Eng. This is the parish of Horningsheath, three miles 
soDth-west of Bury St. Edmunds, and twelve miles north of Sudbury. The 
parish register begins in 1558. 

6 Oct., 1649, there was proved in the Archdeaconry Court of Sudbury (the 
records, Ac, of which are now at Bury St. Edmunds), the will of John New- 
gate, of Bury St. Edmunds, in whleh he mentions his brother. John Newgate, 
then residing in New England (Rkgistkr Vol. XXXI II, page 58). 

" Humphrey Griggs of Braintree, in SuflT: in New Engl, made &c. Isaac 
Martin of Hingham in N. E., his true and lawful Att^ grantin him full power 
&c to ask &c of W" Griggs of Cavondish in Sufl". Gierke the sume of fyve 
pounds w«*> is a certaine Legacie given him by the last will of Tho : Griggs of 
Sndbury in the County of Sufl*. tallow chandler deceased & of the receipt &c : 
Also to compound &c: & to appeare before all Lords &c: to doe say &c. & 
generally to doe all things &c ratifying &c:" (2 Dec. 1646.) 

*'An Attest unto a Generall Release from Humphrey Griggs of Braintrc 
unto his brother William Griggs of Cavendish in Suffolke, Clerke, for fyve 
ponnds Received for a Legacie given him by the last will of Thomas Griggs of 
Sudbury deceased." (2 Dec. 1646.) (Aspinwall, p. 41.) 

Humphrey Griggs of Braintree, married 1 Nov., 1655, the widow Grizell 
Jewell, and died about 18 Aug., 1657, when administration was granted to his 
widow, and an inventory made of his estate. Cavendish, where his brother was 
minister, is six miles north-west of Sudbury. The register of the Church of St. 
Mary there commences in 1594. This parish gives its name to the Cavendish 
familv of which the Duke of Devonshire is the representative. George Scott, 
merchant of London, and brother of Richard Scott of Providence, R. I., had 
lands at Cavendish. Their father was Edward Scott of Glcmsford, Suffolk, 
which joins Cavendish. (Waters's Gleanings, Vol. 2, page 1287.) 

In Waters's Gleanings, Vol. I. page 585, is given the will of Richard Griggs, 
of Ipswich, Suffolk, tallow-chandler, and Thomas Griggs, apothecary, who 
may have been related to the aforementioned Griggs. 

Isaac Stearns of Watertown, Mass., planter, came from Stoke Nay land, where 
he was a tailor. His wife, Mary, was a daughter of John Barker, clothier, of 
Nayland, by Margaret his wife, who, after the death of Barker, married a 
farmer by tlie name of Munnings (Mullings?), of Engaine Colne, Essex. 
Several wills of the Barker family are glveii in Waters's Gleanings, Vol. 2, 
pages 1157-1160. 

Rev. Clement Chaplin, of Thetford, Norfolk, clerk, was son of William 
Chaplin of Scmer, Suffolk (which is eight miles noith-east of Sudbury), who 
was a chandler in Bury St. Edmunds. Clement came to New England, was an 
elder of Hooker's congregation, and after being at Cambridge removed to 

184 Our Englhh Parent Towns. [AprH, 

Wetbersfleld, Conn., finally going back to England wbere be died, 1656, at Tliet- 
ford. His will is given in Waters's Gleanings, Vol. I., page 82, and also tbat 
of William Cbaplln of Long Melford, dated 1577, wbo left a beqnest to the 
poor of Sadbnry (Ibid, page 1010), and Thomas Chaplin, d. 1655, a cloth- 
worker, London (Ibid, page 1011). A sister of Rer. Clement Chaplin, Martha, 
married Robert Parker, of Woolpit, which is aboat fifteen miles north-east of 
Sudbury. This was probably the Robert Parker of Wethersfleld, Conn., in 
1640. William C!lark of Roxbnry was also a kinsman of Clement Chaplin. 

Thomas Lovering, or Loveran, a clothworker of Watertown, Mass., 1668, 
was a son of William Loveran of Aldham, Suffolk, which is two and a half 
miles from Hadleigh, and ten miles from Sadbnry. He was a nephew of John 
Loveran of Watertown, Mass., yeoman, 1686, whose noncnpative will, dated 4 
Oct., 1688, was probated 9 Nov., 1644. John Loveran was formerly of Ard- 
leigh, Essex, which is five miles north-east of Colchester, and 12 miles south- 
east of Sudbury. At Langham, between Ardleigh and Nayland, he purchased 
a tenement, shortly after his marriage to Ann, daughter of Anthony and Ann 
(Sherman) Whiting, of Pedham, Eng., which property he later sold to his 
brother-in-law, Rev. Anthony Whiting of Little Bentley, Essex. On the death 
of John Loveran, his widow marded Rev. Edmund Browne of Sudbury, Mass., 
19 June, 1689. 

Edmund Browne is snpposed to have arrived In the same vessel with Thomas 
Lcchford, 27 June, 1688, and lived first at Plymouth, and then at Sndbnry, as 
proprietor and minister, in 1639, when the town received its name. He died 22 
June, 1678, without issue, leaving bequests to Harvard College, the town of 
Sudbury, and his kinsman Samuel Goffe of Cambridge, and Thomas Reade of 
Sudbury. This last was his nephew and a son of Thomas Read of Colchester, 
England, carpenter, whose will was proved in 1666, in England, in which he 
mentions his son Thomas, and son in law, Daniel Bacon, in New England, in 
America. He speaks of Samuel Goffe of Cambridge as a kinsman, and through 
Lechford we find that Goffe's father was Thomas Gough of London; while 
Browne also gives a power of attorney to Jonathan Goffe, of East Bergholdt, 
Suffolk, to obtain property of his wife's first husband. There was also a Capt. 
John Goffe at East Bergholdt at this time. East Bergholdt is about twelve 
miles from Sudbury. Another mentioned in the will of Edmund Browne was 
his kinsman John Browne of Bury St. Edmunds. Browne was a common name 
in Suffolk, and there was a family of Browne of Swan Hall, Hawkedon, Suffolk, 
of which family several settled in New England, at Watertown (Bond's History 
of Watertown). Hawkedon is nine miles north-west of Sudbury. 

Thomas Reade of Sudbury, Mass., settled in that part known as the Lanham 
District, and which is said to have received its appellation from Rev. Edmund 
Browne, and to have been named after Lavenham, Suffolk, which in Suffolk is 
pronounced Lanham. I^avenham is seven miles north-east from Sudbury, and 
from thence came some of the Watertown, Mass., settlers. 

Thomas Hammond married at Lavenham, 14 May, 1573, Rose Tripp, and had 
several children, among them William, who came to Watertown, and Thomas, 
who was of Hingham and Newton. Thomas Hammond, sen., was burled at 

Lavenham, 24 Nov., 1589, after which his widow married Steward. 

William Hammond's daughter Elizabeth married Samuel Howse; and Annie 
Hammond, bapt. at Lavenham, 14 July, 1616, married Rev. John Lothrop, as 
his second wife. 

William Paine of Salem, Ipswich and Boston, also came from Lavenham. 

Samuel Appleton who died in Rowley, Mass., in 1670, was born in Little 
Waldingfleld, Suffolk, about five miles from Sudbury. The extensive researches 
of Mr. William S. Appleton on this name are so well known that further 
remarks concerning this family are unnecessary. The same may be said of the 
Symonds family who were at Yeldham Magna, eight miles from Sudbury, in 

Rev. Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich, Mass., was rector at Assington, Suffolk, 
five miles south-east of Sudbury, where were located the Gurdon family, and 
others of the gentry interested in the Puritan movement. Rev. William Jenkin 
of Sudbury, Suffolk, married a daughter of Richard Rogers of Wethersfleld, 
Eng., of the same family. 

John Hood, of Halstead, Essex, and afterward (1688) at Cambridge, Mass., 
was ancestor of the Hood family, of Lynn, Mass. (Gleanings, p. 1210). Hal* 
stead is eight miles south-west from Sudbury. 

1902.] John Wallace of Londonderry^ JfT. H. 185 

Joseph Cooke of Cambridge, Mass., 1639, was son of Thomas Cooke of Great 
Teldham, Essex, and brother of Thomas Cooke of Wormingford, Essex. He 
had an interest in copyhold lands at Great Bricett belonging then as now to 
Kings College, Cambridge. 

At the time of the emigration (1635), there were three large congregations in 
Sildbnry. Those of St. Gregory and St. Peter contained 1200 communicants. 
John Andrews and Oliver Andrews were the proprietaries of these two 
rectories, and the small recompence paid by them to the cnrates, Robert Smith 
and John Harrison, who had l>een some time in office, caused the Vicar General 
to complain to the Court of High Commission, and their allowances were made, 
as in former days, £49. and £35. respectively. 

Rev. John Wilson of Boston, New England, who came with Gov. Winthrop. 
was inducted at Sndbnry, and continued there for ten or twelve years, but 
became disgusted with the forms and vestments of worship there. 

In August, 1641, an order was published, by the House of Commons, for 
taking away all scandalous pictures out of churches. William Dowsing was 
the Visitor for demolishing such pictures and ornaments in Suffolk. Here are 
the results of his visit to Sudbury : 9 Jan., 1643, at St. Peter's ** we brake down 
a picture of God the Father, two cruciiixes, and pictures of Christ about an 
hundred in all : and gave order to take down a cross off the steeple, and divers 
angels, twenty at least, on the roof of the church.** At St. Gregory's, ** we 
brake down ten mighty great angels in glass, in all eighty.*' At All Hallows 
(All Saints) *' we brake down about twenty superstitious pictures : and took up 
thirty brazen superstitious inscriptions— * Ora pro nobis* and *Pray for the 
Sool,' &c., &€.** At Clare, eight miles from Sudbury, *' they brake down 1000 
superstitious pictures.** 

At the present day, American descendants of the Puritans visit England and 
mourn the devastation ; thus the sins of the fathers are visited on their children 
for generations to come. 

Walter K. Watkins. 


By Hon. Ezba S. Steabns, A.M. 

In the notices of the early settlers of Londonderry is found frequent and 
honorable mention of John Wallace. In several instances the reference to 
the name b presented in words and in connection that invite the reader to 
infer there was only one John Wallace among the early settlers of that his- 
toric town, referring to the John Wallace who marri^i Annis Barnett and 
had song, James, William, John and Samuel. Parker's History of Lon- 
donderry (page 307), however, names a second John Wallace, who married 
Janet Steele and was the father of six daughters, all of whom married. 
Among the early worthies of Londonderry there was yet another John 
Wallace, whose family is outlined in this article. 

1. John* Wallace came to Londonderry in the early days of the settle- 
ment. For many years his name occurs frequently and honorably in the 
records, but it is impossible in some instances to determine which of the 
worthy men bearing the name is intended. This John Wallace was the 
most active in the land speculations of his time, as appears from the 
Registry of Deeds ; and in an equitable division of the municipal honors 
which are credited to the name, it is certain that he was an important fac- 
tor. He married in Londonderry, Nov. 28, 1725, Janet Lindsey. (Town 
records.) Of his seven children, James is the only one on record. The 

186 John Wallace of Londonderry ^ JT. ff. [April, 

dates and many of the facts which follow are drawn from old recordB pre- 
served by a descendant He died in Londonderry *' about 1798, aged almost 
100 years," says the manuscript. His widow, Janet, died in 1802, aged 
97 years. 

Their children were : 

1. Martha*, m. William Mitchell of Acworth. X. H. 

ii. Agnes, m. Alexander Houston of Acworth. N. H. 

ill. James, b. March 27, 1731 ; d. Sept. 12, 1745. (Head stone.) 

2. \y. Matthew, b. March 16, 1740; m. (1) Sarah Wright; m. (2) Marga- 

ret Morrison. 

3. V. Jonathan, m. Elizabeth Nesmith. 

vi. George, b. Jan. 24, 1745. He settled in Jaffrey, N. H., about 17G5. 
In deeds he is styled ** tradesman." On account of sickness he re- 
turned to LondondeiTj, in 1774 or 1775, andd., probably num., Jan. 
25, 177G. (Head stone.) 

vli. James, m. Margaret .Archibald. He settled in Acworth, N.II. Eleven 
children. He 6.felo dese, March 27, 1819; she d. Aug. 6. 1838, aged 
82 years. For a record of the families of William Mitchell, Alex- 
ander Houston and James Wallace, see MerrilPs " History of Ac- 
worth." (On page 277, change Robert Wallace, father of Matthew, 
James, Martha and Agnes, to John Wallace.) 

2. Matthew* Wallace (John}) was Iwro in Londonderry, March 16, 
1740. He received in 1762, by deed of gift, 300 acres in Jaffrey, 
and soon after, with his brother George, removed to that place. He 
was proprietors' clerk of Jaffrey in 1769, and was a resident there 
several years. About 1774 he removed to Peterborough, N. H., 
where he was a selectman, 1780-2, representative, 1784-5, and, 
Aug. 10, 1785, appointed a Justice of the Peace. In 1787 he re- 
moved from Peterlwrough to Acworth, and in 1792 he removed with 
his younger children to Berlin, Vt., where he died, June 1, 1825. 
He was an educated man. He married Sarah Wright, daughter 
of Matthew Wright of Jaffrey. She died about 1775; and he 
married second, Margaret ^Morrison, boni in Limenburg, Mass., 
Nov. 10, 1746, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Smith) Morrison of 
Londonderrv, Lunenburg and Peterborough. She died at Berlin, 
Vt., April 13, 1823. 

His children by his first wife were : 

i. Jennet*, m. Daniel Campbell of Acworth. 
Six children. See History of Acworth. 

ii. John, b. March 4, 17G7 : •* went west." 

ill. William, b. Feb. 27, 17(>i); m. Elizabeth Penflelil, b. Fairfield, Conn., 
In 1776. He settled in Pawlet, Vt. Selectman, farmer and mer- 
chant. He d. In 1810; she d. in 1835. Six children. 

iv. Jamks, b. April 27, 1771 ; removed to Ohio. 

V. vi. vli., died young. 

His children by his second wife were : 

vill. Thomas, b. Peterboroanfh, Sept. 3, 1778 ; m. Catherine Elklns. He 
d. in Berlin, Vt., Aug. 30, 1813. Dr. Matthew Pike Wallace of 
Cabot, Vt., and Margaret (Wallace) McLean, wife of John McLean 
of Cabot, Vt., were the only children. 

ix. Polly, b. Jan. 31, 1780; m. Dr. Gershom Heaton, b. in Swanzey, N. 
H., in 1771, son of Nathaniel and Rebecca Heaton. He was a phy- 
sician of Berlin, Vt. Among: their children was Homer Wallace 
Heaton, a prominent lawyer of Montpeller, Vt. 

X. Sarah, b. Sept. 8, 1781 ; m. Dr. John Mitchell of Sharon, Vt. 

xi. Jonathan, b. March 20, 1784. He was a Univcrsallst clergyman, 
preaching in Huntington, Richmond and other towns in Vermont, 
and later, for many years, In Potsdam, N. Y. He m. March 16, 1820, 

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Lucy Bronson, dau. of Joel Bronson of Richmond, Vt. Four chil- 

xii. Matthew, b. March 4, 1786; d. a student at law, Feb. 23, 180«. 

xlii. Betsey, m. Sanincl Tillotson of Berlin, Vt. Six children. 

xiv. Mart, b. Dec. 25, 1789 ; d. young. 

3. Jonathan' Wallace (John^) married Elizabeth Nesmith, daughter 
of Thomas and Annis (Wilson) Nesmith of Windham, N. H. He 
remained upon the paternal homestead, caring for his aged panmts 
until their death. In 1810 he removetl to Essex, N. Y. Three of 
their ten children died yoimg. 

Qiildren, order of age not known : 

i. John'. He was a farmer, of Willsborough, N. Y. 

il. Brtsky, d. unm., in 1847, 

lii. Jonathan, b. in 1788; m. in 1817, Florllla Hitchcock. He w^as a law- 
yer, of Fort Covington, N. Y. 

iv. Annis, m. Rev. Ira Manley. 

V. Samuel, prol)ably remained in Londonderry. 

vl. Thomas NKSMmi, b. Dec. 2G, 179(5; m. (1) Jan. 4, 1824, Betsey P. 
Stower, b. March 20, 1802, who d. April 14. 1843; m. (2) Caroline 
HInkley. Lived in Essex, N. Y. Twelve children. 

vii. James, d. unm., in South America. 


IN NEW p:ngland. 

By Walter Kendall Watkixs, of Maiden, Mass. 

The Scotch furnished a large number of people who early colonized New 
England. It was on the lOtb of Septeml>er, 1650, that the Council of State 
in England considered as to the disposal of the Scotch priHom^rs wlio had 
been taken at the battle of Dunbar, just one wet^k previous ; and witliin the 
following week a scheme had been propounded for the transportation of 
some of them beyond the seas, while others, on tlie proposition of Crom- 
well, the Lord General, were to be sent to Ireland. Those last numbered 
some two thousand, but it was not thought best to send to Ireland tlie High- 
landers, " by reason of their aflinity to the Irish." Down and Antrim were 
ccuinties tille<l with Scots who had made a first lodgement tliere in the time 
of Henry VII I., while in Ulstctr were also many Scots, as all British landhold- 
ers, by the articles of the Ulster plant^Uion, were bound to bring liousc'holds 
out of England and Scotland to p(?opl(i their lands. From th(jse Scotch 
p»'ttlemi'ut.s in Ireland the New World, <iuring the eighteenth century, re- 
ceive<l a large Scotch- Irish emigration. 

23 Oct., 16i)0, tlje Council of State requested the admiralty committee to 
examine whether or not the Scotch prisont^rs wore being sent to phicos where 
they would 1m3 ilangerous to the English Conimonwoalth. The proportion 
for Now England was to be shipped forthwith, ** as their ship is rea<ly and 
the pIa(M^ is withoiit danger." 

1 1 Nov., 10">0, Sir Arthur Ilosilrigge, who was in the North, was ordered 
to <lolivor ir>0 Scotch j)risonor8 to Augustine Walker, master of the** Unity," 
to be trans}K)rted to New England. 

188 Scotch Ancestry of Sir David Ochterloney. [April, 

On 6 Feb., 1649-50, she was ready to sail from Boston, as on that date 
a bill of health was attested for the *' Unity," Augustine Walker, master. 
Her captain was of Charlestown, where he was admitted to the diurch in 
1640, and where, by his wife Hannah, he had the following children : 
Hannah, bom 1640; Samuel, born 1642; Augustine, bom 1646; James 
bom 1647. He died before 8 Aug., 1654, when an inventory of his estate 
was taken, and adminstration granted to George Bunker and Edward Burt, 
whose sale of certain lands was confirmed by the Greneral Court in 1656. 
At this time complaints were heard in regard to the treatment of Scotch 
prisoners on board vessels lying in the Thames, and the justices about Black- 
wall were ordered to receive some sick Scotch prisoners into their pest 
houses, to be cured at the expense of some persons who had fetched them 
from the North for transportation to the foreign plantations. 

24 March, 1651, the Council wrote Hesilrigge, regarding the Scotch pris- 
oners remaining at Durham under his care, that 300 be delivered to Col. 
Rokeby, and 200 to Lieut Col. Killigrew, who had been given license to 
transport them beyond the seas, and they undertaking that no use be made 
of the prisoners to the prejudice of the Commonwealth. Assistance was to 
be given in shipping them away. 

The lot under Kokeby were destined for France. The prisoners were 
confined in Durham Castle and shipped from Newcastle. In London they 
were confined in the Tiltyard at Greenwich, and the East India House and 
yard at Blackwall. Among the troops detailed to guard the prisoners in 
London, was a troop of horse under Major Stephen Winthrop, the fourth 
son of Gov. John Winthrop of Massachusetts. 

In 1651, the Scotch taken at Worcester and other places were added, 
and a commission was formed, 16 Sept., 1651, to have power to dispose to 
the plantations all the prisoners under the grade of a field officer. 22 Sept., 
1551, those prisoners at Liverpool, Chester and Stafford were ordered sent 
to Bristol to be sent abroad. 

At York Castle many prisoners were confined. 2 Dec., 1651, an infec- 
tious disease broke out among those in London, who had been ordered to 
the plantation and inquiry was made as to why they had been left behind, 
and it was ordered there be paid for their subsistence 4d. a day for privates, 
and 5s. per week for officers. 

Of a shipment from London, 11 Nov., 1 651, in the " John and Sarah," 
John Green, master, bound for Boston in New England, of a lot of nearly 
300 Scotchmen consigned to Thomas Kemble of Charlestown, we have not 
only the record but nearly a complete list of the names of those who were 
thus forced to assist in the colonization of a new country. The consignee 
was a merchant of Charlestown, where he first appears as receiving his hu- 
man freight, and from the proceeds of which he doubtless purchased his 
house and warehouse in Charlestown, and his interest in saw mills at Dover 
and on the Piscataqua. The consignors were Robert Rich of London, John 
Beex and William Green. In this ship was a quantity of provisions, iron- 
work and household stuff, free of duty by ordinance of Parliament, shipped 
by Robert Rich, who had, a year previously, shipped on the " Speedwell '* 
a cargo mostly of linens and cloths valued at over £2000. 

On the 6 Jan., 1657, a score or more Scotsmen gathered together in Boe- 
toi} " to make a box *' in which each was to place sixpence quarterly, and 
twelve pence was to be paid by new members on joining, the same to be for 
the relief of themselves when necessary, or of any of the Scotch nation they 
saw cause to help. One of good report, fearing God and hating covetous- 

1902.] Scotch' Ancestry of Sir David Ochterloney. 189 

nest, was chosen as boxmaster. This was the foundlDg of the Scots Chari- 
table Society, which still exists in Boston. 

On its rolls we find entered, year by year, the names of its members, and 
in many cases from whence in Scotland they came. Many of the names 
became prominent in the affairs of the town and province : Duncan Camp- 
bell, book binder ; Francis Borland and John Borland ; George J affray of 
Piscataqna ; George Bethune ; John Hamilton, postmaster-general ; Wil- 
liam Douglas, M.D. ; Thomas Inches; Robert Auchmutie; John Smibert; 
John Scollay ; Thomas Handyside Peck ; William Hyslop ; George Traill, 
and scores of others, who became more or less prosperous in their adopted 
oonntry. A large number enrolled were but transients among the popula- 
tion of the largest and most prosperous port of the Northern Atlantic coast, 
which always had a floating population of mariners and soldiers. Thus, under 
date of 1739, appears " Peter McKenzie, Cromarty, son to ye Earl of Crom- 
arty." We fail to find him, however, among the progeny of any of the Earls 
of Cromarty of that period given in Douglas's Peerage of Scotland, and are 
forced to consider him either an imposter or an example of a Scotch bar 
■inister. Under date of 1752 we find the name of '^ David Ochterlony, 
Montrose." Though there were members of the Ochterloney family living 
at Montrose at this time, his residence there was only for a short period, 
and it probably was the port from which he sailed to New England. He 
was the second son of Alexander Ochterloney, Laird of Pitforthy, and Eliza- 
beth, daughter of David Tyrie of Dunnydeer. 

The records showing the antiquity of prominent Scotch families, in their 
completeness and the amount of data furnished, compare favorably with 
those of England. The modes of procedure of the courts, and the forms 
of the Presbyterian Church, in Scotland, being different from those of the 
Courts and of the Established Church in England, the Public Records also 
Tary. The Parish registers contain not only the vital records, but, in many 
instances, the minutes of church meetings, with entries similar to those 
found in our church records in New England, which seem therefore to have 
been modelled more after the Scotch Presbyterian form. The Probate 
matters are to be found in twenty-two Commissariat Courts covering the 
territory of Scotland, the earliest about 1550. These are supplemented by 
the Records of Retours and Service of Heirs, which go back to 1545, and 
are similar to the Inquisitions Post Mortem of England. The Saisine 
records are those of land rights, and date from 1600. Hll 

For earlier matter, there are the Great Seal records. Privy Seal, Chan- 
eery, Exchequer, Court of Sessions, and Burgh records. Sheriff Courts, 
Regality Courts, Barony, and Bailie Courts, Diligence records, Re;2:i8ter 
of Arms, <&c. ; while the earliest must be extracted from the records of 
the abbeys, and from family archives. From these sources the follow- 
ing facts relating to the Ochterloney family have been gathered. 

The English prefixes " Auchter " and " Ochter " are corruptions from 
the Ga?lic " Uachar," meaning upper or top. Ochterloney belongs to For- 
farshire, meaning ** the elegant top or summit." Between 1226 and 12.S9, 
Walter, son of Turpin, exchanged the lands of Othirlony, which had be- 
longed in heritage to his ancestors, for those of Kenny in the parish of 
Kingoldmm, Forfar, possessed by the Abbey of Aberbrothock. They had 
been bestowed on the Abbey by a charter of William the Lyon, and con- 
firmed by Alexander HI., and again by King Robert Bruce. 

In Kingoldmm, at the present time, the locality is still known as the farm 
of Meikle Kenny ; while Kyrkton, also mentioned in the charter of con- 

190 Scotch Ancestry of Sir David Ochterloney. [April, 

firmation to John de Othyrlony, of 3 Sept., 1351, is still identified in the 
farm of Kirkton, in the same parish. 

The family were of some prominence at an early day. Walter Ochterlo- 
ney is recorded as having sworn fealty to £dward I., in 1296, following the 
example of Baliol who swore fealty to Edward, at Norham Castle, in 1292. 

In 1342, Johanne Ochterloney was Sheriff of Forfar. 

In 1351, there appears in the Register of the Abbey of Aberbrothock a 
confirmation to John Ochterloney, by the Abbot, of the lands at Kenny. 

In 1391, William Ochterloney made a gift of the relief of Melgund. 

The Register of the Abbey recites in 1409 that William and Alexander 
were the sons of William Ochterloney. 

In the Register of the Great Seal of Scotland, under date 4 Nov., 1444, 
in a confirmation charter of lands in Kelly, we find William de Ouchter- 
loncy of Kelly, while under date 18 Dec., 1467, we find the King con- 
firms the charter of AVilliam de Ouchierloney of the same, who conceded to 
William de Ouchterloney, son and heir of Alexander de Ouchterloney, the 
lands of Balnahardis, with those of '^ Rattoune Raw" in the Barony of 

It was just previous to the confirmation of 1444 that probably Kelly 
came into the Ochterloney family by marriage with a Stewart, hence the 
quartering of the Stewart arms, as shown in the ancient arms of Ochter- 
loney. John Ochterloney of Guynd, circa, 1682, furnished to Sir Robert 
Sibbald, Geographer for the King, an account of Forfarshire, in which he 
included some remarks about the Ochterloney family and their intermar- 
riages. The Stewart marriage is the first he alludes to, but if it is the one 
given alx)ve, he errs in calling the family that of Stewart of Rosyth, Fife, 
as it was Stewart of Kellie. 

Another statement, that his grandfather saw a letter from Sir William 
Wallace directed to his trusty f i ieud the Laird of Ouchterloney, requiring 
him to repair with his friends and servants to his aid, has been greatly 
doubted (Spottiswood Miscellany, p. 350). In 1445, the annual rent from 
Panmure to William Ochterloney of Kelly was £8, 6s., 8d. 

After this date Kelly is called " Kelly alias Ochterloney," or "Ochter- 
loney alias Kelly." 

In a confirmation of the lands of Kennymykle, 12 Apr., 1466, by Wal- 
ter, Abbot of the monastery at Aberbrothock, to Alexander de Ochter- 
loney, son and heir of William de Ochterloney, Master of Kelly, which 
confirmation also mentions a previous charter from Malcolm the Abbot to 
the same, there is also mention of Mariote de Drummond, wife of Alex- 
ander Ochterloney. 

She was probably the daughter of Sir Malcolm Drummond, ancestor of 
the Earls of Perth, by his wife Mariota, daughter of Sir David Murray, 
Lord of TuUibardin. Su* Malcolm Drummond died in 1470. A record of 
the Drummonds, some of whom intermarried with the Royal family of 
Scotland, is given, back to about the year 1100, in Douglas's Peerage of 

Still later, 6 May, 1493, by the Register of the Abbey, David the Ab- 
bot shows the possession of the lands of Kennemekle by the Master of 
Kelly, and states that James de Ochterloney is son and heir of Alexander 
de Ochterloney. 

13 May, 1517, the King conceded to William Ochterloney of Kelly the 
lands of Lochle and Inchgromnell, in Glennesk, Forfar. 8 Sept., 1 525, 
the King, for good service, conceded to William Ochterloney of that ilk, 

1902.] Scotch Anceshy of Sir David Ochlerloney. 191 

and Margaret Gardyne his wife, lands of Petcourent in Kerrimuir, Forfar, 
which were those of Archibald, Earl of Angus. 

28 Oct., 1525, the Abbot conceded to Alexander Ochterlonej, son and 
heir apparent to William Ochterlonej of Kelly, and to Elizabeth Leyr- 
mount the wife of Alexander, the lands of Kennemekyle in Kyncoldrun; 

1 Jane, 1530, the King confirmed to Alexander Ochterloney of the 
same ilk, and Elizabeth Lcirmonth his wife, the lands of Kelly alias 

7 Dec., 1547, Queen Mary conceded to James Ochterloney, son and heir 
apparent of Alexander Ochterloney of the same, lands in the barony of 
Ochterloney alias Kelly. 

In a Retour of Inquest, 30 Oct., 1 560, taken at the front gate of the 
monastery of Arbroath, the name of William Ochterloney of Setoun ap- 
pears, with others. 

23 Nov., 1591, the King confirmed, for good service, to William Ochter- 
loney of the same, the lands and barony of Auchterloney alias Kelly. 

4 July, 1603, the King conceded to William Ochterloney, apparent of 
the same, and Katherine Scrymgeour his wife, the lands of Ochterloney 
with lands in Rescobie. 

20 Jan., 1 603, the King ratifies two charters : ( 1 ) John, Lord Hamil- 
ton, conmiendator of Aberbrothock, to William Ochterloney and Barbara 
Rait his wife, of the lands of Scyton in Aberbrothock, dated 31 Apr., 
1586; (2) John, Marquis of Hamilton, to James Ochterloney, son of the 
said William Ochterloney, and Isabell Feirsoin wife of said James Ochter- 
loney, dated 26 Dec, 1601. 

In the Commissariat of Edinburgh, under date 6 March, 1598, we have 
** the Testament Dative and Inventory of the Estate, of Barbara Rait, 
relict of umquhile W™. Auchterloney, of Wester Seytoun, wthin the pro- 
chin of St. Vigicn, Forfar, who quha decessit in the month of October the 
yeir of God jaji clxxxxvii yeirs " * * * * " Follows the dettis awin to 
the deid. Item ther wes awin to the said umqle barbara rait relict of umqie 
W"* Auchterloney of Wesf^ Seytoun be W™ Auchterloney of Kellie resten 
of one yeiris anuelrent the sowme of xl ". Ite be W"* Rait of Halgreno 
pfme to his obligachm 11*^ Ixvi ^ xiu' iiii'* »» # * # « jyj[r j^j^^ n^^ Sevito' 
to my lord of Edzall is becfi caii un*' (become cautioner). Gilbert Auch- 
terloney, her lawful son, was her executor. 

James Ochterloney of Wester Seytoun was witness for W" Rait of Ilail- 
grene and Robert Rait his second son, under date 13 July, 1599, for the 
lands of Conansythe, InverkeiUour. 

In the Inquisitionum Retomatarum, under date 22 Oct., 1631, we find 
William Ochterloney of Wester Scatoim is heir of his father, James Ochter- 
loney of Wester Seatoun. 

5 March, 1 639, John Ochterloney is heir of William Ochterloney of Wes- 
ter Seaton. 

From the family papers of the Wester Seaton branch, we are informed 
that the wife of John Ochterloney was Margaret Pearson, and their son, 
James Ochterloney, married 1 Feb., 1G71, Elizabeth, daughter and heir of 
James Gainlen, Esq., of Midstrath in the parish of Birs. 

James Ochterloney had a grant, 3 Aug., 1698, of Wester Seaton, and, on 
the same day, of Tillifroskie, in the parish of Birs. 

Wester Seaton, which had then been in the family for over a century, is 
in the parish of St. Vigeans in Arbroath, and it is still identified in a farm. 

192 Scotch Ancestry of Sir David Ochterloney. [Apiil, 

The present house is a modem one, but the site of the old mansion of the 
Ochterloney family can be identified. 

James Ochterloney died before 21 Feb., 1727, and is buried at the church 
of Birs. By his wife Elizabeth he had : 

i. Alexander, b. 14 Feb., 1678. 

11. John, b. 8 April, 1674. 

ill. James, b. 4 July, 1679 ; m. James Irvine. 

iv. Helen, b. 1680. 

Y. James, b. 15 Sept., 1681. 

vi. Peter, b. 22 Nov., 1683. 

ylt. Makoaret, b. 1684; m. 1715, J. Melville. 

Till. Matty, b. 1685. 

Ix. Isabel, b. 1687. 

X. David, b. 22 Jan., 1690; d. Feb., 1789. 

xl. Elizabetu. b. 1692. 

xll. Anna, b. 1693. 

xlll. Alexander, b. 16 Sept., 1695; of vrhom later. 

David Ochterloney of Tillifroskie, bom 21 Jan., 1690, died 1739, and is 
buried at Birs. lie married Mary, daughter of Peter Forbes of Balfour 
in the parish of Fettercaim, and she died in Feb., 1739, and was carried to 
the grave with her husband. 

On 14 Jan., 1744, Peter Ochterloney of Tillifroskie was served as Heir 
General to his father, David Ochterloney of Tillifroskie. 26 Sept, 1 755, he 
was served as Heir Special, in Tillifroskie, Boghead, Rammahagan and Birs, 
to his father David, who died in 1739. 

The eight children of David and Mary (Forbes) Ochterloney were : 

1. Peter, who m. Margaret, dau. of Thomas Buchan, Laird of Auchma- 

coy, and had tlve children, 
li. David, a captain In Qeneral Monkton*s regiment of foot, who waa 

unm., and d. of wounds received at the Siege of Quebec, Aug., 1754. 
111. James, a twin of David, d, In Feb., 1739. 
Iv. Alexander, a planter In the Island of Dominica, where he d. 25 May, 

1779. He ra. Mary Ann, dau. of John Gordon of Dominica, and bad 

two daughters. 
V. Elizabeth, who m. Francis Douglas of Aberdeen and Abbots Inch, son 

of Kobcrt Douglas of Blackrailn, Logle Coldstone. He was an author, 

of whom a sketch Is given In " Eminent Scotsmen," by Irvine. 

Sir Robert Douglas of Glenbervie, the author of the earliest published 
Scotch Peerage and Baronage, and a kinsman and contemporary of Robert of 
Blackmiln, states the latter's descent from John, son of Sir Archibald Doug- 
las of Glenberne, a grandson of Archibald, 5th Earl of Angus, commonly 
known as "Bell the Cat.*' Francis and Elizabeth (Ochterloney) Douglas 
had one son, Robert, a merchant at St. Domingo, and five daughters, ono 
of whom, Bethia, married Hugh, son of John Cochrane, Baillie of Paisley. 
Hugh and Bethia (Douglas) Cochrane were the grandparents of the late 
Alexander Cochrane, formerly in business with the late Gov. Thomas Talbot, 
at Billerica, Mass., and founder, in 1859, of the Cochrane Cheniical Works 
at South Maiden, now Everett, Mass. 

vl. Mauy, who m. Alexander Dyce of Aberdeen, and had five sons and 
three daughters. 

vll. AxN, who m. Andrew Tate. 

vll. Betiilv, who ni. Charles Tate, an advocate in Aberdeen. 

Alexander Ochterloney, born 16 Sept., 1G95, son of James and Elizabeth 
(Gairden) Ochterloney, Aiarried 1 Nov., 1721, Elizabeth, daughter of David 
Tyrie of Dunnydeer ; she died 23 July, 1749. He was Laird of Pitforthy, 
Brechin, Forfarshire. In this parish are still to be found the farms of East 

1902.] Scotch Ancestry of Sir David OcAterloney. 193 

Pitforthie and the Mains of Pitforthie. His five sons and two daughters 
were : 

I. GiLBRRT, of Newtown Mill and Pitforthy, who m. 25 Sept., 1745, Maria, 

dan. of William Smith, Professor of Philosophy at Aberdeen. He d. 
without issne, 6 Feb., 1786. 

II. David, b. 30 Oct., 1765; of whom presently. 

iii. jAMes, who d. on the Isle of Man, 8 March, 1760, leavin^^ a daughter, 

Elizabeth, wife of Alexander Fairweather of Brechin, and afterwards 

of Philadelphia, 
iv. Alexander, Lient. of the ** Juno,** killed by an accident at Quiberon 

Bay in 1760; num. 
V. Charles, who d. in Bengal, in 1755. 
vi. Elizabeth, who d. unm., in 1782. 
vii. Jane, who ra. 17 Sept., 1748, John Lyon, Esq., of Forji^andenny and 

Castle Lyon, North Britain. She d. in April, 1775, leaving issue. 

David, second son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Tyrie) Ochterloney, 
was a captain in the merchant service, residing for a while at Montrose. 
Probably Boston was one of the many ports visited by him in his voyages. 

Five years after his first appearance in Boston, 4 June, 1757, his inten- 
tion of marriage was published to Katherine, daughter of Andrew Tyler 
of Boston, by his wife Miriam, a sister of Sir William Pepperell. On 
27 June, 1762, he purchased a brick house with about 1500 sq. feet of 
land, on Back Street, which at that time was that part of Salem Street 
from Hanover Street to Prince Street.* Meanwhile three sons and a 
daughter were born : David, Gilbert (d. 1780), Alexander (d. 1803), and 
Catherine (d. 1792). 

The eldest of these was David, bom 12 Feb., 1758, who was to revive the 
glory of the name in a new locality. 

Burke's *' Extinct Baronetcies " states that Gilbert Ochterloney, the sec- 
ond son, died in 1763. The following extract from the Gentleman's Mag- 
azine tells a different story. Under Deaths, 16 Jan. 1780, "Gilbert Och- 
terling, (Ochterloney), esq. ; a very amiable youth, aged about 16. He died 
at the house of his father Isaac Heard, esq. in the college of arms. [The 
eighth line in our last, p. 51, col. 2, is a mistake.] " This last refers to a 
death item of the preceding month, " at the Heralds College, Isaac Heard, 

Capt. David Ochterloney, the father, continued his career as a mariner, 
but a few years after locating permanently in Boston he died, in 1765, at 
St. Vincent. His will, made at the time of his marriage, was probated 7 
March, 1766, and left everything to his wife "Katrin;'* but his debts 
made his estate insolvent, and it was not till 1791 that a sum was realized 
to close up the estate, by a dividend of six and a half pence on the pound, 
to his creditors. 

His widow went to England, where she married second. Sir Isaac Heard 
of London, Norroy and Garter King of Arms, and Gentleman of the Red 
Rod to the Order of the Bath. 

Sir Isaac Heard, bom 10 Dec, 1740, at Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire, 
did not die till 29 Apr., 1822. During his otficial career as Garter King 
at arms he proclaimed the titles, &c,, at the funerals of six generations of 

• The late Rev. Edward G. Porter, in his '• Rambles in Old Boston. N. E.," pp. 340-9, 
states that the old house still standinjjj on the corner of North and Centre Streets was 
owned by David Ochterloney, and he gives it the name of the Ochterloney- Adan house. 
The house was only mortgaged to Ochterloney by his raothcr-in-law, Mrs. Miriam Tyler, 
in 1762, about the time he bought his Salem Street house. Tradition states that Sir 
David Ochterloney was bom in a house on Queen (Coart) Street. 

194 Scotch Anceshy of Sir David Ochterloney. [April, 

the House of Brunswick. He proclaimed George IV. as King, at Carlton 
House, 31 Jan. 1820. 

The son David, bom 1758, was a scholar at the Latin School in Boston 
when his father died, in 1765. At the age of eighteen he went to India as 
a cadet, and in 1778 received an appointment as Ensign. In 1781 he was 
Quartermaster to the 71st Regiment of Foot. He attained the rank of 
Major LQ 1800, Lieutenant-Colonel in 1803, and Colonel in 1812. His 
commission as Major-General bears the date of 1 June, 1814. In 1817 he 
received the thanks of both Houses of Parliament, and after nearly fifty 
years of uninterrupted military duty, through impaired health he was 
forced to resign, with the intention of returning to England, but while at 
Meerut, for a change of air, died 15 July, 1825. He was Deputy-Adju- 
tant-General at the Battle of Delhi, after which he was sent as Envoy to 
the Court of Shah Alum. For his conduct in the Ncpaulese war he was 
created a Knight Commander of the Bath, and 7 March, 1816, was made a 
baronet. These distinctions were the occasion of researches in the family 
history, by Sir Isaac Heard, his stepfather, which resulted in an account of 
the family back to about the year 1650. This account was kindly placed 
at the disposal of the writer, by the present baronet, and was confirmed, 
and added to his own researches. 

The arms granted were : Azure, a lion rampant argent, holding in 
his paws a trident erect or, and charged on the shoulder with a key, the wards 
upward, of the field ; a chief embattled or, thereon two banners in saltire, 
the one of the Mahratta states vert, inscribed Delhi, the other of the states 
of Nepaul ; the staves broken and encircled by a wreath of laurel proper. 

In the patent, granted 1816, the title did not descend, and was re-created, 
8 Dec, 1823, and the limitation was extended to Charles Metcalf Ochter- 
loney, of Delhi, son of Roderick- Peregrine and Sarah (Nelley) Ochter- 
loney. Sir Charles married 31 Dec, 1844, Sarah, daughter of William P. 
Tribe, of Liverj)ool, and was succeeded by his son, the present baronet. Sir 
David Ferguson Ochterloney, to whom the writer is indebted for courtesies 
and hospitality on many occasions. 

The arms of the Ochterloney family used in past centuries are those de- 
scribed in the accoimt of John Ochterloney, circa 1682: — Azure, a lion 
rampant argent, within a border gules eutoure of eight buckles or. Above 
the shield a helmet mantled gules and double argent, and on the torse for a 
crest an eagle displayed azure with an escallop in her beak argent. The motto 
** Deus mihi adjutor.** These arms were registered by John Ochterloney of 
Guynd, and two of his kinsfolk, in 1672-1 078. Then the Stewart quarter- 
ing previously used, namely, or a f esse chequy argent and azure, was dropped. 

In 1779 there was certified to, in the College of Arms, London : " Azure 
a lion rampant argent charged on the side with a key in pale of the field and 
holding in the dexter paw a trident or. Crest, a swan rousant argent ducally 
crowned or, collared and chained of the last, charged on the breast with a 
rose gules.*' This was probably the work of Sir Isaac Heard. 

The crest last given has been modified in recent years, inasmuch as the 
breast is charged with a buckle gules instead of a rose, and the wings and 
body debruised by a bendlet sinister wavy azure. The motto is " Spe labor 

Other branches of the family have flourished in Scotland, but the limits 
of tills sketch prevent a detailed.account of them. 

We have carried out the line of the Wester Seyton branch, from that at 
Kelly in the middle of the 16th century; and less than a century later, in 

1902.] Scotch Antestry of Sir David Ochterloney. 195 

1614, William Ochterloney sold Kelly, and the family became seated at 
Gujmd in the parish of Carmilie, six miles west of Arbroath. This was 
held by the Ochterloney name till the death of John Ochterloney, in 1843, 
when it went to his nephew, James Peirson. 

In 1826, John Ochterloney contested with the government the right of 
sepulchre, for members of the family, under the high altar of the Abbey of 
Arbroath, the government having acquired the ruins for preservation. It 
was decided against him. On the death of Mr. Peirson, by his request 
Gaynd went to Col. T. H. Ochterloney, of the Montrose branch of tlie fam- 
ily, John Ochterloney of Montrose having married Ann Ochterloney of 
Guynd, in the previous century. 

In 1654, John Ochterloney of Hospitalfield was heir of his father, John of 
Guynd, in the towns and lands of Hospitalfield, more widely known as the 
** Monkbaim " of Sir Walter Scott*s *' The Antiquary," the scenes of which 
are laid in the vicinity of Arbroath. 

A short account of the localities in which the Ochterloney family resided 
might be of some value, in view of the fact that it is usually impossible to 
find in gazetteers the localities mentioned in ancient deeds and charters of 
Scotch families, the names being those of estates, and the parish is often 
never mentioned. 

John Ochterloney, in his account of Forfar, states that Balmadie in the 
parish of Rescobie, belonging to the Lairds of Ochterloney, was the manor 
house of the family, and their burials were at the Kirk of Rescobie, until 
they purchased Kelly. We have seen, however, by the earliest charters, 
etc, that before they acquired Kelly, they had the lands of Kenny my kle 
in the parish of Kingoldrum. A reference to his account of Kingoldrum 
fails to find any mention of the family having had lands in that parish, 
though he has made frequent reference to their connection with other par- 
ishes. Resobie is three miles from Forfar, but the parish is six miles long, 
and the Mains of Ochterloney, so called, is at the extreme south-east end, 
BIX miles from Forfar towardi Arbroath. To the north-west of Forfar is 
Kingoldrum, and the farms of Meikle Kenny and Kirkton are about ten 
miles north-west of Forfar. 

From Kingoldnim we pass to Kelly, which is in the parish of Abirlot. 
Kelly Castle, a fine example of an old Scotch manor, is three miles from 
Arbroath. It is owned by the Earl of Dalhousie, who inherited it from the 
£arl8 of Panmure, and is now leased to a Dundee tradesman. Wester Sey- 
ton is in the parish of St. Vigeans, and now included in Arbroath. It is a 
farm which is north of that place, on a high cliff, and has been farmed by 
the Francis family for about a century. The modern house does not stand 
on the site of the old mansion. 

From Wester Seyton to Tillifroskie is a distance of some forty miles 
northward, to the Forest of Birse and the Valley of the Dee. It is reached 
by the railway running between Aberdeen and Ballater. Tillifroskie be- 
longs to the Fanjuharsous, Lairds of Finzean, and is a farm that still retains 
the name. 

The next move of the family was south some eighteen miles to Brechin, 
ten miles north-east of Forfar and seven miles west of Montrose. There 
the Laird of Pitforthy held sway at the present farm of the Mains of Pit- 
forthie, which is near the celebrated Glencadam Whisky Distillery. It is but 
a short journey to Montrose ; but the succeeding generation was to be bom 
three thousand miles to the westward, and then the scene changed to India. 
Thus we have the wanderings of a Scotch family for six centuries. 

VOL. LVI. 13 

196 Gleaming$ from £nglUk ArekivtM. [April, 


Conunnnlcated bj J. HcntT Lk^ Esq. 
[Continned from page 87.] 

The search of the Prerogadve Coon of Canterbury, which was promised 
for this Doinber of these Gleanings, in completion of the testamentarr evi- 
dences on the Bancrofts to the Common wealUi period, has proved moi^t dis- 
appointing, for, while a large number of wills and admons. were found, 
none have been received which fit certainly into the direct ancestry of the 
emigrant, John Bancroft, although both here and in the Lichfield Court 
there are many which throw light on the collateral branches. The follow- 
ing Admon. $eems to be that of Ralph, presumably the eldest son of John 
and Margaret (Boilings worth) Bancroft of Chellaston, and while his loca- 
tion is somewhat remote, it is by no means impossible, and the absence of the 
name in that neighborhood before that time *adds to the probability that he 
was a Derbyshire man who had crossed the border. 

Admon. of Ralph Bancroft of South Cave, Co. Torks., deceased intestate, 
granted 12 February 1616 to Alice Bancroft, widow, the relict, to administer 
the goods, credits, etc. P. C. C. Adm. Act Bk 105. 

A word may be in order in this connection as to the construction of the 
tentative pedigree which follows. It is absolutely certain that Thomas Ban- 
croft of Swarkeston, father of our emigrant, was the grand-son of John and 
Margaret (llolliiigsworth) Bancroft of Chellaston — the wills leave no pos- 
sible doubt on this point, but they do leave us in uncertainty as to which of 
the four sons of John was his parent ; but of these we may dismiss William 
of Chellaston, who died intestate in 1611, as his son Thomas, then under 
age§, could not have been a grandfather at the making of his will fifteen 
years after! Thomas of Chellaston, whose will we have in 1629, may be 
also dismissed, as he left an only son William, who died without issue be- 
fore 1 050. This reduces us to Ralph and the unknown fourth son, and as 
I believe the latter to have died long before, and unmarried, it narrows the 
probability to Ralph {of South Cavef), to whom (by his wife Alice f) I have 
ventured to attribute the descent, subject to correction by future discoveries. 
It is greatly to be desired that tlie parish registers involved, all of which, 
with the exception of Barrow, go far back enough to serve our purposef, 
should be examined, but this of course falls outside the province of these 
Gleanings. The wills of the comigerous families of Hollingsworth, Wright, 
Ryvett, Forman, Alderman, and others, would also add much to our know- 
ledge of this interesting family. 

The pedigree follows. 

[To be continacd.] 

♦ In Calendars of Exchequer Conrt York, 1389-1619. 

6 See his tuition, on page 86, ante. 

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199 A Bmmck of ikt Paid^ Famuly. [AfdU 


Isaac* Patch, sod of Thomac' and Mary (Sooa) Patdi. and grmDdioB 
of the emi^rranu, Nidiola*' and Elizabeth (OvleT?) Patdt. married at 
Wenham, March 10, 170^9, Edith* Edwarda, daagfater of Thoiiia&.^ ioa 
of Kice.' (See Re<;i5Tek, aii£e, pages 6<>-i.> Isaac* Patch lired in Nev- 
ton, yVMonl, Concord and Groton. 3fas«. He was bom at Wenham in 
IG^2, and died at Groton. Jnlj 12. 1762. His wife lired to the age of 
on*i hundred. One of his t^ai children was Ephraim.^ bom at CoiKord, 
llay 5, 17 'IZ, The town books of Pomfret, Conn., contain the record of 
the marriage of Ephraim Patch. Jan. 4. 1753. to Penelope Dana, of Pom- 
freC She was daughter of Samuel and Susanna (Starr) Dana, who was 
§tm of Jac/o and Patience Dana, and grandson of Ridiard and Anne 
(Bulhird; Dana. 

The Te&jrd of the births of his children, on the town books of Chester- 
field, Masft., attested by the derk, shows that Ephraim Patch left Pomfret 
Aoon after his marriage. On the waj to Chesterfield, he lired in three 
different towns, in all covering a period of more than twelve years. He 
first a^.'ted in town affairs l^ept. 28. 1768, when he was appointed one of 
three school commissioners for the west district, at the time of the organi- 
zation of the town of Chesterfield into three school districts. He died 
Nov. 1, 1807. 

Children : 

2. i. Thomas/ b. at Pomfret, May 24, 1753; m. Desire Cowing, Oct. II, 
li. Tenklope, b. in Union, Conn., Nov. 18, 1754 ; pablished to Joseph 

King, of Worthington, Nov. 12, 1780. 
ili. OuvF, b. In Union, May 19, 1756. 
8. iv. Ephkaim, b. in Union, Oct. 26, 1757; published to Mary Baroal, of 
Woodstock, Jane 7, 1782. 
V. Samuel, b. in Brimfleld, Mass., July 18, 1759. 
vl. Eunice, b. in Ware, Mass., April 4, 1761; m. Seth Gardner, of 

Worthington, April 7, 1783. 
vli. Lydia, b. in Ware, June 10, 1763. 

4. vill. Bakzilu, b. in Ware, May 8, 1765; m. Rebecca . 

&, ix. LuciDA, b. in Chesterfield, Feb. 16, 1769 ; published to Jabez Bart- 
lett, Oct. 22, 1792. 
X. Sarah, b. in Chesterfield, Jane 1, 1770; m. John Tanner, of Preston, 

Conn., Dec. 80, 1790. 
xl. CiNTiiiA, b. in Chesterllcld, May 16, 1774 ; published to Daniel San- 
ford, Sept. 30, 1792. 

2. Thomas^ Patch (Ephraim,* Isaac* Thomas,^ Nicholas^) had the fol- 
lowing children, all born in Chesterfield : 

1. Ephraim,* b. May 17, 1793. 

ii. Ezra, b. July 21, 1794. 

iii. Electa, b. Feb, 6, 1796. 

Iv. Lucy, b. June 16, 1797. 

V. Luther, b. Sept. 21, 1798. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. May 13, 1800. 

8. Ephraim* Patch {Ephraim,* Isaac* Thomas^^ Nicholas^) had chil- 
dren, born in Chesterfield : 

i. Mary,* b. Oct. 27, 1782. 
ii. Lydia, b. June 27, 1784. 

1902.] Descendants of Gapt. William Traske. 199 

4. Barzilia* Patch {Ephraim,^ haaef Thoma^ IS^choku^) had a child, 

born in Chesterfield : 
i. Sabrina,* b. Not. 24, 1798. 

5. LuciDA* Patch (Ephraim,^ LaaCy* Thomasy^ Nicholas^) married 

Jabez Bartlett, son of William and Rebecca (Trask) Bartlett, of 
Plymouth, and a descendant of Robert Bartl6tt, wbo came to 
America in the " Ann," and married at Plymouth, Mary, daughter 
of Richard Warren, a passenger on the " Mayflower," 1 620. 
Lucida's children, bom at Chesterfield, before 1800, were : 

i. Rebekah Bartlett, b. Sept. 1, 1793. 

11. William Bartlett, b. May 6, 1795 ; m. Anna Miller, of Chester, dau. 
of Samuel and Mehetabel (Preston) Miller ; settled in Washington, 
Mass. Children: (1) William Miller, (2) Beiijamin Ftanklin^m. 
Abbey Hewitt; d. Jan. 16, 1898. (3) Samuel^ Flagg, b. in Wash- 
ington, July U, 1829; m. in Brooklyn, N. r., Sept. 8, 1868, Abby 
Jane Horton. (4) Jabez Trask, m. Mary Ellison. (5) Levi Chandler , 
m. Roselle Langdon. (6) Electa Anne, m. John Bonme. 

Hi. Asa Bartlett, b. March 22, 1797. 

Iv. Faknt Bartlett, b. Aug. 6, 1799. 

Farther records of the Patch family are in the office of the town clerk 
of Chesterfield. 



By William Blake T&ask, A.M., assisted by Miss M. B. Fairbanks. 

[Continued fW)m page 73.] 

19. Elias Trask (John,^ William}) was bom in Salem, 13 July, 1679; 
married (1), 23 Oct, 1701, Hannah Marston; married (2), int. 17 
May, 1712, Abigail, daughter of Job and Esther (Baker) Swiner- 
ton; married (3), 28 June, 1734, Mrs. Esther Page, bom 1 Feb., 
1696, daughter of Isaac and Mary Goodale. He was a blacksmith, 
and lived in the house given to him by his father in his last will and 
testament. This house was situated south of the county road, and 
" on the way to y® Glass-house feilds so called." He disposed of 
much of his real estate by deed, and 13 March, 1731, he sold to 
William Shillaber, shopkeeper, of Salem, all his right in the farm 
" commonly called Trask*8 farm adjoining Spring Pond and Long 
Pond,'* which came to him by the last will and testament of his 
" honored father." This deed was signed by his wife Abigail, and 
the following year she signed another, which is the last time her 
name appears. His will, which is here appended, was probated 16 
July, 1741, and contrary to the usual custom, he bequeathed his land 
to his daughters instead of to his sons. 
Children, in the order named in the will : 

I. Eliah.^ 

II. Samuel. 

Hi. Joshua, m. 8 May, 1786, Elizabeth Dolbier. He was a mariner, and 
at hU death left two sons, '* only heirs," who gave a receipt 25 

200 Descendants of Capt. William Traske. [Aprfl, 

March, 1769, for the ten pounds given Joshua Trask in his father's 

iv. Hannah, m., int. 21 Feb., 1781, Benjamin Clark. She was a widow, 

residing in Beverly, in 1749. 
y. Abigail, m. 29 June, 1727, Jonathan Twist. 


vii. Eunice, m. Samuel Marshall, baker, of Salem. In 1793 she and 
her sister Abigail Clontman exchange by deeds their share and 
interest in the homestead of their ** late father Elias Trask." (Es- 
sex Co. Deeds, Vol. 157, p. 21.) 

yiii. Abigail (2d), m. 14 April, 1764, Joseph Clontman, housewright, of 
Salem. The administration of his estate was granted to his wid- 
ow, 12 July, 1786. (Essex Co. Wills, Vol. 858, p. 407.) 

Will of Elias Trask, 

I Ellas Trask of Salem in the County of Essex in the Province of y« Mass*^ 
Bay in New-England "Blacksmith, Being sick of Body But thro y« Goodness of 
Gocl of sound mind & memory do for y« settlement of what worldly Estate God 
has graciously given me make and ordain my Last will and Testament in form & 
manner following viz. Imprimis I will y' my just debts and y« charges of a de- 
cent Funerall be well paid & discharg*d. Rem I will & bequeath to my Beloved 
wife Ester Trask the whole of my Fersonall Estate to be to her and her heirs 
f oreuer, and also the whole improvement of my Reall Estate For her own com- 
fortable subsistance during her naturall Life, & y« Bringing up my Two Daugh- 
ters Unice & Abigail!. Item I will That my now dwelling House out housen & 
Land adjoyning Be to my S<* Two Daughters Unice and Abigail after their moth- 
er's decease, and I do hereby will and bequeath the same to Them accordingly 
to be to them & their Heirs foreuer. 

Item I will To my Sons Ellas Trask, Samuel Trask & Joshuah Trask, Ten 
Pounds Each, and also To my Daughter Hannah dark Ten Pounds, To the Chil- 
dren of my Daughter Abigail Twist Ten Pounds, and Ten Pounds to my Daugh- 
ter Esther Trask. These Six Legacy s to be paid out of the Remander of my 
Reall Estate not above given to my Two youngest daughters, after my wifes 

Item I will any Remainders of my Estate, if any there be, after my wife's de- 
cease, and after the Payment of the Sixty Pounds given to my six Elder Chil- 
dren is Paid, unto my above s** Daughters Eunice & Abigail to be equally divided 
between them. Lastly I hereby constitute & appoint my s^ wife Ester Trask 
sole executrix of this my Last will & Testament. In witness whereof I haue 
hereunto Set my hand and Seal this Eighteenth day of Aprill Anno Dom. 1741. 

Sign'd Seal'd Published Euas x Trask 

& Declared by Ellas Trask mark 

to be his Last will & Test- 
ament In presence of us 
Joseph Knight 
Abraham southwick 
Sam^ BeU 


20. Jonathan* Tbask {John^ William^) married 23 February, 1709-10, 

Margaret Boyce. The inten- 
tion, recorded 2 Nov., 1709, 
reads Mary^ but the marriage 
gives Margaret, and the name 
thus appears in deeds. There is 
strong reason for believing that 
she was the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Meacham) Boyce, but 
the records of the Boyce family are too defective for proof. Jona- 
than Trask, however, is recorded as having business relations with 
Benjamin and Joseph Boyce, Jr., two sons of Joseph Boyce, as would 
indicate such relationship. He was a physician, and resided in that 

1902.] Descendants of Capt. William TrasJce. 201 

part of Salem now Danvers. As administrator of the intestate es- 
tate of his father, John Trask, he rendered accounts in 1734 and 
1737. In the former year, " Pursuant to an order from his Majes- 
ties Justices of Superior Court of Judicature holden at Salem ye last 
day of October," he sold ten acres of land, Abraham Southwick of 
Salem, brick-layer, being " the highest* bidder." He also sold to Rob- 
ert Hutchinson of Salem, husbandman, one fourth part of two mills 
'^ lately standing on y® North River in Salem known by the name 
of Trask's Mills now Pulled Down in order to Rebuild," and all 
privileges and appurtenances thereto belongiug. His wife Margaret 
joined in this sale. He is called " Bonesetter " and " Chyrurgeon " 
in the deeds. The administration of his estate, granted to his bro- 
ther Nicholas Trask of Mendon, then an old man, was relinquished 
by him, and granted to Daniel Southwick of that town, 1 1 Feb., 
1754. (Essex Co. Wills, Vol. 331, p. 552.) 

The Salem Records show one child : 

John,* b. 26 Feb., 1710-11. He probably died young, as he is not 
mentioned in the settlement of the estate of his father. 

In the settlement of the estate of Jonathan' Trask, the fact that 
there was no Samuel Trask among the heirs would seem to show ad- 
ditional proof that the Samuel Trask of Edgecomb, Me., (see page 
70) who was alive at this time, was not his brother. 

Division of Estate of Jonathan Trask, 

Province of the Massach*** Bay By the Hon"' Tho: Berry Esq Judge of 
?rol)ate of Wills &c: in and for said County of Essex To Daniel Epes Ju' 
Esq Mess» Thomdlke Ju' Joseph Southwick Benj* Goodhue & Enos Pope all 
of 3r« County afore sd Greeting You are hereby authorized & impower'd a Com- 
t** (after you are sworn) to make a true & just apprizment of all y« Real Estate 
of Jonathan Trask late of Danvers Deed Intestate in or as lawful money, Then 
divide said estate into three equal parts for quantity and quality & Number 
them from One &c and make return thereof into y« Court of Probate for said 
County Given under my hand & Seal of sd Court FebJ^ 11 1754, Com'" sworn p 
y« Judge Danl Epes J». P & Daniel Epes Ju"^ J*. P 

Pursuant to a Commission from the Honourable Tho : Berry Esq Judge of 
y* Probate &c : for y« County of Essex to us the subscribers To divide the Real 
Estate of Jonathan Trask late of Danveizs Dec*^ (after we were duely sworn) 
we have Divided the same for quantity and quality into three equal Shares or 
parts & Numbered them from one to three as follows Viz* Number One The 
Dwelling house & Bam and about two acres and about three quarters of an 
acre of Land laying Northwesterly of y« dwelling house adjoining to y« mill 
pond, and One common right in y« sheep pasture, and half an acre of Land 
taken off from the Southeasterly part of the orchard or Lott of Land laying by 
South wick's Land ; 

Number Two one fourth part of y« Grist mills and about three Acres of 
Land laying at the upper end of the mill pond by or near where the old Fulling 
Mill did formerly Stand and three Common rights in y® Sheep pasture, and also 
Seventy poles of Land In the Orchard Lott above mentioned to be taken off in 
y« same manner as in Number one and adjoynlng Northwesterly to that part of 
sd Orchard w<* is taken to Number One. Number three all the Remaining part 
of said Land Called the Orchard above sd Containing about Seven acres and 
an half — And as y« Shares are above described they are equal In valine for 
quantity & Quality in Our Judgment February y« 16 1764 

Daniel Epes Ju' 

TiiORNDiKE Procter 

Enos Pope J- Com«« 

Benj* Goodhue 

Joseph Southwick Jr 

202 Descendants of Capt. WUliam Traske. [April, 

Essex Ipswich April 16 1754. 

Then BecelTed y* foregoing retain which being examined is accepted and 
N* 1 is Assigned k Settled on Nicholas Traslc of Mendon y* Eldest Brother & 
his heirs N<» 2 is Assigned & Settled on y* heirs of his Sister Rebeckah late 
widow of Benj* Verry & their heirs N* S is Assigned & Settled on y« heirs of 
Ellas Trasic y« youngest Brother & his heirs & y* same is Ordered to be recorded 
accordingly By Thomas Berry J' Prob 

21. William* Tbask (WOliam* William,^ WiUiam^). Perhaps the 

William Trask who appears in the History of Hingham, Mass^ 
vol. 3, page 268 ; and if present inyestigatioDs proye it to be so, an 
account of him will be given in the Addetida to this genealogy. 

22. Samuel* Trask ( WUliam* WilUam,* WiUiarn^) was born in Wey- 

mouth, February, 1702. Diligent search among the records of the 
town in which his father lived, and those adjacent, has failed to 
reveal any trace of him. He may have died in infancy, or else 
early removed to parts unknown. There is no evidence, however, 
to show that he was the Samuel Trask, one of the first settlers of 
Edgecomb, Me., whose parentage is still in doubt. (See page 70.) 

23. John* Trask (William * WiUiam* William^) was born in Wey- 

mouth, 5 May, 1705. His first wife was Penelope, who died 
20 Oct., 1751, in the 46th year of her age. (Bridgewater Epir 
taphs, p. 84.) He married (2), 7 July, 1764, Tabitha Orcutt. 

He was a weaver. Little is known of his early life, and his mar- 
riage record has not yet been discovered ; but the records of the 
Second Church (organized 10 Sept, 1707) in Braintree state that 
John Trask and his wife Penelope were received into full com- 
munion, 9 Nov., 1729. As early as 1733 his name appears on the 
town records of Bridgewater, when he held a minor office there ; 
and in 1736 his sister, Ann Trask, is recorded as being at his house 
in that town. (Town Records, vol. 2, page 188.) He bought 
land and buildings in Stougbton in 1752 ; and was there two years 
later, when he sold land to George Hayward of Bridgewater, and 
his brother Ellas Trask of Plymouth. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 
84, page 176; vol. 87, page 81.) He is recorded of Braintree in 
1767, where his death occurred. His will was made 21 Dec, 1781, 
and probated 12 March, 1782. (Suffolk Co. Wills, vol. 81, page 
5.) The following birth records are found in the Bridgewater 
Town Records, vol. 2, page 150, and vol. 3, page 245 : 

Children : 

i. William,* b. 27 July, 1729; ra. Bettle Chase. His family removed 
to Sidney, Me. He d. Oct., 1811. 

11. SiiMUEL, b. 5 April, 1732. 

ill. Sarah, b. 25 Dec, 1733; m. 4 Feb., 1754, Samuel Holmes of 
Stougbton, b. 10 June, 1733, son of John and Kezia (Thorp) 
Holmes. The administration of his estate was granted to his 
son Samuel, 18 July, 1786. (Suffolk Co. Wills, Vol. 85, p. 466.) 
Nine children are mentioned in the settlement of tbe estate. 

Iv. Abigail, b. 19 Nov., 1736. She was living, unmarried, in Bridge- 
water, 18 Feb., 1814, when Benjamin Holmes and others petition 
for her to have a guardian. 

V. Bathshrba, b. 1 Jan., 1740-1; m. 26 Sept., 1765, Ephraim Jackson 
of Bridgewater, son of Ephraim and Lydla (Leach) Jackson. He 
d. 29 May, 1814. 

vi. Phbbk, b. 19 Feb., 1743-4; m. 4 April, 1767, Henry Field of Brain- 
tree, son of Gailford and Bethiah (Ncwcomb) Field. 

[To be continued.] 

1902.] Proceedings of the Jf. E. Hist. Gen. Society. 203 



By Geo. A. Gordon, Recording Secretary. 

Boston, Massachusetts, 8 January, 1902. The Society held its annaal meeting, 
in Wilder Hall, this afternoon at half-past two o*clock, Hon. Janies Phinney 
Baxter, A.M., President, in the chair. 

The call for the meeting was read ; and statement made by the Secretary that 
the provision of Article 5 of Chapter III. of the By-laws had been observed, 
which was accepted. 

The Nominating Committee presented their report, which was received, read, 
accepted, and ordered on file. 

The meeting then proceeded to hold the annual election of officers for the en- 
sning year, Messrs. Albert A. Folsom of Brookline, Charles H. Littlefleld of Law* 
rence, and Waldo Lincoln of Worcester, acting as tellers. 

They reported the result of the ballot, as follows : 

President.— Zwaies Phinney Baxter, A.M., of Portland, Me. 

Vice-Presidents.— CsX^h B. Tillinghast, A.M., of Boston, Mass.; Joslah H. 
Dmmmond, LL.D., of Portland, Me. ; Ezra S. Stearns, A.M., of Rindge, N. H. ; 
Russell S. Taft, LL.D., of Burlington, Vt. ; Horatio Rogers, LL.D., of Provi- 
dence, R. I. ; James J. Goodwin, of Hartford, Conn. 

Recording Secretary. — Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., of Somervllle, Mass. 

Corresponding Secretary. — Henry W. Cunningham, A.B., of Manchester, Mass. 

Treasurer. — Benjamin Barstow Torrey, of Hanover, Mass. 

Librarian, — *John Ward Dean, A.M., of Medford, Mass. 

Councillors for 1902, 1903, iP04.— -George M. Adams, D.D., of Aubumdale, 
Mass. ; Helen F. Kimball, of Brookline, Mass; William T. R. Marvin, A.M., of 
Longwood, Mass. 

Pn>clamation was made of their election, and the President proceeded to de- 
liver an annual address, which was listened to with satisfaction and gratification. 

During the interval of canvassing the vote, the annutd reports of the Executive 
officers, the trustees of the Kidder fund, and the Committee on Graveyard In- 
scriptions, were presented, received, read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

Information was communicated of the discovery of several hundred papers, 
from Colonial and Provincial days, at the Middlesex (Mass.) County Court, and the board of County Commissioners for Middlesex were respectfully 
petitioned to examine and care for these papers, that they may be accessible to 
historical students. 

The Council were charged with the duty of printing and distributing, as 
usual, the Proceedings of this Meeting. 

In compliment to the retiring Councllmen, it was 

Voted, *' That the Kew-England Historic Genealogical Society places on record 
its appreciation of the valued faithful service, as members of its Council for the 
past three years, of Nathaniel Johnson Rust, and Waldo Lincoln, A.B., with ex- 
pression of grateful thanks for their conspicuous devotion to the best interests 
of this Society." 

On motion and vote, the meeting dissolved. 

5 February. — The Society held a stated meeting at the usual time and place, 
the President in the chair. 

The routine reports were presented, received, read, accepted, and ordered on 

Two new members were admitted. 

The death of John Ward Dean, A.M., Librarian of the Society and editor of 
the Rroistrr, was announced, when, on motion, it was 

Voted, ** That a committee of five be appointed by the chair, with full powers, 
to devise and complete arrangements for services at the stated March meeting, 
March 5, 1903, in memoriam John Ward Dean, A.M., late Librarian of this So- 

• Mr. Dean died 22 January, 1902. 

204 Notes and Queries. [April, 

The chair appointed Hon. Samnel A. Green, LL.D.; CoL Albert H. Hojt, 
A.M., Rev. Edward Everett Hale, D.D., Aaron Sargent, Esq., and Hon. George 
Sheldon, as this Committee, who were accepted by the meeting. 

Frank Bockwood Hoar, A.B., was introduced and read a paper on John 
Bridge, the Puritan, which was well received, and a vote of thanks passed, and 
a copy requested for preservation in the archives. 

A communication from Mrs. John Ward Dean was read, conveying thanks for 
the courtesies shown by the Society at Mr. Dean's funeral. 

The meeting was then dissolved. 

6 3farcA.— The Society held a stated meeting in Wilder Hall, this afternoon, 
the President in the chair. 

The Ck>rresponding Secretary, the Librarian, and the Council, made reports, 
which were received as usual. 

Thirteen new members were admitted. 

All other exercises were deferred to the stated meeting In April, and, in me- 
mory of John Ward Dean, late Librarian of the Society and editor of the Rbgis- 
TEB, a large audience paid attention to the commemorative eulogies, by letter or 
speech, from the President, and many leading members of the Society ; after 
which the meeting was dissolved. 


Dr. Frankux. — The author of the play Matilda, about which Dr. Green 
writes in the January Register, page 89, was not Benjamin Franklin but Dr. 
Thomas Franklin, ** Dr. Franklin the less," as Macaulay called him in his essay 
on Madame d'Arblay. T. Franklin's *' Matilda" appeared in 1775. 

Boston, Mass. T. S. Perrt. 

Treate— A Correction.— In the Register, Vol. 55, page 201, in a contribu- 
tion by Mr. Edward Doubleday Harris, of New York. Is an abstract of the will, 
dated 1737, of John Gardiner, of Gardiner's Island, in which mention Is made 
of his daughter Sarah Trente and her children. This Is as the name appears In 
the records of the New York Surrogate's office, but It was a mistake of the 
copyist In transcribing the will, and should be Sarah Treate, vide the original 
will, and also ♦* Lion Gardiner and His Descendants," 1890, pp. 102-3. 

Lawrence, Mass. John H. Treat. 

Hathorne-Whistler.— In Mr. Waters's Gleanings, Vol. I., page 45, Is given 
an abstract of the will of Nath. Hathoroe, 1654, wherein Is an allusion to the 
testator's brothers-in-law John Whistler, Ralphe Whistler and Thomas Whistler. 
There Is a genealogical pitfall here, for although John and Thomas Whistler 
were brothers of the testator's wife Martha, Ralphe Whistler was " brother-in- 
law " in an entirely diflfereot way, viz., by hla having married his second cousin 
Frances Whistler, who was a sister of Mrs. Hathorne. The said John, Thomas, 
Frances and Martha were children of John Whistler, of New Windsor, esquire, 
whose win was made Feb. 10, 1641, and was proved March 21, 1644-5. 

Dr. Daniel Whistler, who also is mentioned in Nath. Hathome's will, was a 
man of some note, and is mentioned in the Diaries of both Evelyn and Pepys. 
He was a most unworthy President of the College of Physicians (see Munk's 
Roll of the Coll. of Physicians, I, 230). He, too, was a second cousin of 
Martha Hathorne, and also second cousin to Ralphe Whistler. The ** rich 
widow " whom he married was Elizabeth, daughter of William Holcroft of co. 
Lane, and sister of Sir William Holcroft. Her first husband was Robert 
Lowther, by whom she had a son Anthony Lowther, which Anthony married 
William Penn's sister Margaret (cf. Gleanings, 1435). J. C. C. Smith. 

London, England. 

1902.] Jfotes and Queries. 205 

Among the ancient papers of Sudbury, Mass., in the handwriting of Elisha 
Wheeler, of Sudbury, is the following : 

** we have tak into our feref confedretion the malank fustamants of the town 
of boilon under thir prefen Deftefen Difelikes by resen of the harber ben 
bloced up and tbare by all bfenef ftagnated and all our rlts and prvgles fern to 
be thartned to beb taken away from us we Do heartly femfey with the town of 
boston and are redy to Do every then to releve them and our felves out of thef e 
Def elkef and we Do hartley advise them to fpedley tender pay for the tee that 
was ungeftly Destroyed in the town of boston now we think it would have 
ben much beter for the thorty of the provenc to adtife fuch vilenf and bed 
sum hanfom reward to tak them up and beng them to geftef than for the town 
of boston to have sent all over the con trey to se if they would gine them in so 
vile action as Dcftroyen that tee an all other mobeth action which was Don in 
boston now we have fuch hady unconfered men in the en trey as wel as boston 
which returned boston thanks for all thayr goad serves in so Doen now if yon 
want any halp to pay for the tee we are welen all fuch as returned yon thanks 
fhould help you and think It but reson fo to Do but all enfenet pafons ought to 
he excused for we think we f uf er anouf by thar conduck with out payen for the 
tee now when the congraf that was chofen have had thar meten an conlted what 
mfharef is bef t to tak we f tand ready to comply with all fuch mashares as thay 
fhall think beft agrebel to law and geftef and wil have our livef an aftatf in 
the Defence of our rits and preglef af far af is agrebel to the glory of god and 
the itref of rglen which we think ought to be our rule an gide to gven uf now 
we are true f rend f rendf to nothomreck not f unf of lebrety becofe thef e mobef 
Deftraked cm count themfelveX funs of Lebrety." 

Boston, Mass. Robert T. Swan. 

Thb Quaker Burial Place, Salisbury, Mass. — Some years before the death 
of John Greenleaf Whlttier, a friend in the West wrote asking the location of 
the Quaker burial place in Salisbury (now Amesbury), Mass. Mr. Whlttier 
could not tell, nor did the Quaker records give any information. The writer, 
after several years' search among the Essex County records at Salem, found, in 
the will of Jacob* Morrill, second son of Abraham and Sarah* (Clement; Mor- 
rill, the following : 

" Item — I recomend my spirit to God that gave it & my body to the dust, to 
be buried in a plane & Christian manner as those people in scorn called Quakers, 
shall see meet and as to that estate wherewith it has pleased the Lord to bless 
me in this world do dispose of it as follows. * * 8th I give unto friends be- 
longing unto our meeting the Buring place at ye Eastwardly end or Eastwardly 
part of my land adjoining John Tomson's land to be four rod wide & six rod 
long & I also give unto Friends five pounds to be payed out in finishing of our 
meeting house to be paid unto them by my son Aaron Morrill." 

The lot is still a vacant one, and is on Congress street, on the outskirts of the 
town of Amesbury, only a dozen dwellings between it and the boundary line 
between Salisbury and Amesbury. 

Jacob* (Abraham*) Morrill was bom in Salisbury, Aug. 24, 1648. He mar- 
ried 15 July, 1674, Susan* (Thomas*) Whlttier; and died 23 April. 1718, in SaUs- 
bory. His will was dated 20 March, 1718, and probated May 26, 1718. 

Amesbury, Mass. John FRENcn Johnson. 

Nash-Sampson-Soule. — In the Keoister, Vol. LII. (1898), page 76, a 
** Genealogist ** writes of the families Nash, Sampson and Soule, and I would 
like to correct a misstatement there made regarding the will of Samuel Nash, 
of Dnxbnry. His will, dated 2 June, 1681, says : *♦ Item I glue & bequeath vnto 
my deceased Grandsons Samuell Samsons two sous (viz) Samuel Samson & 
Ichabod Samson all my housing " etc. (See Mass. Archives, Plymouth Colony 
Records, Wills and Inventories, Vol. 4, Part II., pages 227-8.) All authorities 
say that Abraham Sampson married the daughter of Samuel Nash (her name 

not known), and that their son Samuel Sampson married Esther , and 

had two sons, Samuel and Ichabod. (See Giles Memorial, page 878.) Esther, 
the widow of Samuel Sampson, married, in 1678, John Soule. It seems, there- 
fore, that Esther could not have been the daughter of Lt. Samuel Nash, but the 
wife of his grandson Samuel Sampson. The conjecture that Esther was the 
daughter of Philip Delano is probably right, but I should like confirmation of 
this. A. H. T. 

Boxbury, Mass. 

206 Jfotes and Qtieries. [April, 

Dudley.^ I foand the following entry on the Parish Beglster at Harffing- 
stone, near Northampton, England : 

** Marriages Anno Dni 1603.** 
** Thomas Dudley & Dorothy Yorke married the 25th of April, 160S." 

See will of Edmonde Yorke, given in the Register, XLVII., 1«). CottM 
End Is in the parish of Hardlngstone, and Edmonde Yorke directs that hia body 
be barled in that churchyard. 

On the Parish Register is the following: "Buried U Fcbmary, 1614 [161, 
Edmunde Yorke." Also the baptism of Nathaniel Yorke, son of Edmond, 
on II November, 1580. According to the will he was the oldest son. 

This Thomas Dudley is unquestionably Governor Thomas Dudley, who was, 
we know, a native of Northamptonshire, and whose first wife's name was Dor- 
othy. Mrs. Dorothy Dudley died In Roxbury, Mass., Dec. 27, 1643, aged 61. 

Hardlngstone Is a pretty little village, one mile and a half from NorthamptoB. 
The church Is old, with a square, Norman tower, but the interior has been re* 
stored. One of the few remaining Queen Eleanor's crosses stands on the higk 
road from Northampton to Hardlngstone. Mart K. Talcxxtt. 

Hartford, Conn. 

RoBiNsox Notes. — The Thomas Robinson records, in the Register, aiiM, 
pages 57-9, give the second wife of David* Robinson (Thomas^) as **Maxy 

." Her parentage and further ancestry may be ol]^ned of Miss C. ll 

Sands, Merlden, Conn. 

Though a descendant of above David,* Sr., and his first wife Abigail Kirby, 
I have never heard of his unfortunate fate so harshly recounted in the records. 
As an offset, I send you the inscription from the tombstone of David,' Jr., 
which has never been published to my knowledge, and, for its closing sentence, 
may be thought worthy of preserving. 

*' This monument is erected to perpetuate the memory of the aged and vett- 
erable Mr. David Robinson, who having served his generation according to the 
will of Ood, fell on sleep the 9th. day of February 1780 in the 86 year of his 
age. The whole number of his children and grandchildren and great-grand- 
children was one hundred and seventy five of which one hundred and forty 
eight now survive him." 

The wife of Phlneas* Robinson (Davld,» David,' Thomas'), on page 69, is 

given as ** Susannah ." She was Susannah, daughter of Samuel' Fenn 

and his wife Ruth ; son of James* Fenn and wife Joanna Prudden; son 

of Benjamin' Fenn and his second wife, Susannah Ward. Susannah,* daughter 
of Fhlncas* and Susannah (Fenn) Robinson, bapt. Aug. 14, 1760, m. Oaias 
Corn well* of Mlddletown, Conn., and West Granville, Mass. For descendants, 
see Cornwall Genealogy, page 78, published by the Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor 
Co., New Haven, Conn. 

The tombstone of Ruth . wife of Samuel' Fenn, of Durham, gives her 

death as Nov. 13, 1773, In her 67th year. I would be glad to know of any 
Ruth, born 1706 or 1707, undisposed of in marriage to another. J. M. T. 

Burlington, Vt. 

King. — I wish to call attention to two conflicting statements in the Register. 
In Vol. 53, page 836, It says that Elizabeth, dauirhter of John and Elizabeth 
(Emerson) Fuller, married March 23, 1674, James King. In Vol. 46, page 370, 
it states that James King married Elizabeth Emerson. The town clerk of 
Ipswich, Mass., In a recent letter, tells me he finds the marriage of James 
King and Margaret Fuller, 10th March, 1674, and also that *' James King, son 
of James King, was bom March 14, 1675, evidently son of the above. The 
parentage of Margaret Fuller is not given." The Suffleld, Conn., records refer 
to James King's wife as Elizabeth. 

In Vol. 46, page 372, the wife of Ichabod King is given as Louisa Adams. 
It shonld be LovTsa, daughter of Freegrace and Anna (Kent) Adams, and mar* 
ried Dec. 27, 1778, at Marlborough, Vermont. Alick L. Pribst. 

307 Elm /Street, Shenandoah, Iowa, 

* All the descendants of John* Comwell (William,^ etc.) retain the original spelling 
of the name. 

1902.] Notes and Queries. 207 

Dknison. — As a different ancestry has been given in the Denison Genealogy 
(1881), page 380, for Ruth and Hannah Denison, the wives of Joseph and 
Nathaniel Klngsbary, I give the following abstracts of wiils and deeds from 
the Essex Co. Registries of Wills and Deeds, showing their correct line of 

I. John* Denison, of Ipswich, was a weaver by trade, a subscriber to the 
Major Denison fund, 1648, commoner, 1664, voter in town affairs, 1679; he had 
aix acres of marsh next Goodman How, granted Feb. 7, 1647. He died in 1683, 
leaving a widow, Priscilla, who died Feb. 15, 1692, a son John', and daughters 
Ruth, Sarah, wife of Tobijah Perkins, Priscilla, wife of Thomas Persons, and 
a grandchild, Sary Pritchett, daughter of John Pritchett. 

II. John' Denison, of Ipswich, married Ruth, daughter of Comet Peter and 
Hannah (Allen) Ayer, of Haverhill. He received the covenant of the church, 
January 25, 1673-4. His wife, Ruth, died February 2, 1694-5, and he married 
a second wife, Elizabeth. His will, dated July 24, 1725, proved January 22, 
1726-7, mentions wife Elizabeth, son John, son George, son Daniel, daughters 
Ruth Kingsbury and Hannah Kingsbury, and aged sister Smith, to be supported 
with a comfortable subsistence during her natural life, and a *' Deacent buriall 
at her Death, out of my estate." Essex Co, Probate Records. HU cliildren 
were: 1. Ruth,' bom Aug. 9, 1684; died Aug. 15, 1685. 2. Ruth, bom June 7, 
1685; married Joseph Kingsbury. 3. John, died July 30, 1688. 4. Hannah, 
bom 1689 ; married Natlianiel Kingsbury. 5. George, of Ipswich. 6. Daniel, 
removed to Windham, Conn. 7. John, bom April 28, 1692. 8. Priscilla, bora 
January 14, 1694-5 ; died January 30, 1694-5. 

III. John' Denison, of Ipswich, weaver, mentions in his will niece Rebeckah 
Manning, '*who lives with me," also her sisters, Elizabeth, Mary and Anna; 
•*my sister, Ruth Kingsbury," of Norwich; **all my land at Harwich that 
arrived to me by my Grand Father Ayer to my two cousins, Daniel Kingsbury 
and Dennison Kingsbury, in equal halfs"; all the residue of tlie estate '' to my 
two sisters, Ruth Kingsbury and Hannah Kingsbury, and my cousin, Daniel 
Dennison"; Cousin John Perkins, of Topsticld; cousin Eliz* Fitts; Joseph 
Kingsbury, of Norwich, and Nath" Kingsbury, of Coventry, Executors; dated 
January 18, 1754; proved June 1, 1761. Administration granted to Ephraim 
Kingsbury, of Norwich, and Nath* Kingsbury, of Tollon, in Connecticut. 
Essex Co. Probate Records. 

John Denison, of Ipswich, Jun^ weaver, and Joseph Kingsburj' and Ruth 
Kingsbury, and Nathaniel Kingsbury and Hannah Kingsbury, of Norwich, in 
Connecticut, convey to Samuel Ayer, of Haverhill, land in Haverhill, known by 
the name of World's End laud, which was formerly Peter Ayer*s land. Oct. 30, 
1714. Elssex Co. Deeds. 

Nathaniel Kingsbury and Hannah, his wife, of Coventry, in Connecticut, 
convey to son Nathaniel Kingsbury, of Tollon, in Connecticut, the third part of 
several pieces of land *♦ which came to us by the will of our Brother, Jghn 
Denison, late of Ipswich, dec^," all in Ipswich. Sept. 13, 1761. Essex Co, Deeds. 

Ruth Kingsbnry, of Norwich, "widow and relict of M' Joseph Kingsbury, late 
of 8^ Norwich," conveys to son Ephraim Kingsbury, of Norwich, her right In 
land in Ipswich which came to her by virtue of the will of '* my Brother, John 
Denison, of Ipswich, dec**." Sept. 10, 1761. Essex Co. Deeds. 

Daniel Denison. of Windham, In Connecticut, conveys to Ephraim Kingsbury, 
of Norwich, all his right in land in Ipswich, which came to him by virtue of 
the last will of ** my uncle, John Denison, of Ipswich, dec**." Sept. 28, 1761. 
Essex Co. Deeds. Mary K. Talcott. 

Hartford t Conn. 


Sawykr.— Wanted, ancestry and date and place of marriage of Jacob Saw- 
yer (3d), of Noblesboro, Jay, or Wells, Maine, who married Eunice Eaton. 
24 E. Bayard St., Seneca Falls, N. Y. Elizabeth Cowi>'0. 

208 Notes and Queries. [Apr3, 

Stearxs.— Isaiah Steams, born Jan. 28, 1788-9, son of Danid and Mercy 
(Grant) Steams, was a resident of West Cambridge, Mass. The name of bii 
wife was Elizabeth; she married second, Dec. 7, 1775, Edward FUlebrowB. 
Will somebody kindly favor me with the parentage of Elizabeth? 

Perkins. — Mark Perkins received lands in Stow, Mass., in 1685. The name 
of his wife was Mary. He continned to live in Stow, and died at an adviuneed 
age, May 7, 1739. Mark Perkins, Jr., died in Stow, Jan. 4, 1721-8, leavinga 
widow, Martha, who married, in 1723, Andrew Mitchell, and sabseqnently lived 
in Lnnenbarg, Mass. When and where were Mark Perkins, Senior, and Mark 
Perkins, Jr., bom, and is a record of their marriage preserved? 

Fitchburg, Mass. Ezra S. Strarnb. 

Parentage, ancestry and data, where not given, wanted of the following : 

FRRKMAN.—Sibler Freeman, bom Oct. 29, 1723 ; died Dec. 8, 1813 ; married. 
Timothy Foster (son of John), who moved from Attleborongh, Mass., to Win — 
throp, Maine, about 1765. 

Pitcher. — Hannah Pitcher, who married George Wadsworth, and lived in 
Stoughton, Mass. George Wadsworth was bom in Milton, in 1698, and died in 

White Jemsha White, who married, in 1759, John Wadsworth of Stough- 
ton, Mass., son of George Wadsworth. 

Stuard or Stuart. — Mary Stnard, wife of John Foster of Salem, Mass. She 
died in 1690. 

Lancaster-Kezar. — Apphla Lancaster, who married John Kezar and moved 
from Mass. to Wiuthrop, Maine. Their children were : Mehitable^ b. 1786, m. 
Isaac French; Apphiai b. 1789, m. Nathaniel Whiting; Abigail^ b. 1791, m. 
Wadsworth Foster; and John, Jr.^ b. 1795, m. Hannah, dan. of Samuel Waogh. 

Madison, Wis. Mart S. Foster. 

Bailey.— Who was the Marcy, or Mercy, Bailey who married, 89 Jan., 1775, 
at Sciiuate, Benjamin Bailey (sec Register, Vol. 55, page 277). 

70 West Cottage St., lioxbury, Mass. Henry L. Clapp. 

Ancestry wanted of the following : 

Deborah (Allen?), widow of Nicholas Andrews, of Marblehead, who mar- 
ried, April 7, 1737, Joshua Kimball of that place (see No. 75, p. 82^ Kimball 
Family Hist., Vol. !.)• It has been suggested that she was of the family of 
Abraham Allen of Ipswich. 

Hannah Martyn, who married Job* Burnham, Jr., b. Ang., 1698 (Job,* 
Thomas,* Thomas,' of Ipswich), and lived at Marblehead and Scarboro; and 
had a daughter, Sarah Buruham, who married John Kimball, son of the preced- 
ing Joshua Kimball, and lived at Buxton, York Co., Me. 

John Clough, born Nov. 7, 1777, somewhere in Massachusetts, who married, 
in 1709, Mary Throop Chapman, and lived, after 1813, at Nelson, Madison Co., 
N. Y. He may have been of the Clough family of Belchertowu. His father's 
name is supposed to have also been John Clough, who was married three times, 
and lived with his son at Nelson, N. Y., until 1821, when he died, aged over 90 
years. One of his wives was named Mary, and one Anne ; and besides John, Jr., 
he had a son Chester. Sarah Louise Kimball. 

Mills Building, San Francisco, Cal. 

Robinson.— I would like the ancestry of Daniel Robinson, bom May 19, 1757. 
He *' listed into the army " May 19, 1776, and was honorably discharged June 12, 
1783. His wife. Thankful Sage, was born Aug. 15, 1758. Both were of Middle- 
town, Conn. They were married Sept. 25, 1783, and removed to the town of 
Plattsburgh, N. Y. He kept a hotel on the old military turnpike road for vears. 
Their children were: Sally (b. 1784; d. soon), Patty, Debby, Daniel, Polly, 
Lewis, Lucy, Leudiah, Sally, Thankful, Ira and Lydia. J. M. T. 

Burlington, Vt. 

1902.] J^otes and Queries. 209 

WiSB. — Wanted, information regarding the dates of birth and death of Hannah 
Wise, daughter of Amml R. and Mary Rindge Wise, who married Dr. Samuel 
Rogers of Ipswich, Mass. 

Wkbstbr. — The parentage wanted of Susannah Webster, 1744-1822, of Ames- 
bury, who married Capt. Samuel Moore of Canterbury, N. H. 

Kimball — The parentage wanted of Sarah , 1706, wife of John Blim- 

ball (1660-1721) of Boxford. 

Sterling — The parentage wanted of Sarah Sterling, who married Ralph Far- 
num, bom in 1662, son of Ralph and Elizabeth Holt Famum. 

909 Adams St., Chicago, Ills. P. M. Chamberlain. 

SwKKTSER. — Information 'wanted, as to connection with the Sweetser family 
of Massachusetts, of John Sweetser who was one of the earliest settlers on the 
Penobscot Riyer at Prospect, Maine, after the building of the fort at Fort Point, 

Maine, about 1755. He died at Prospect in 1793. His wife was Catherine , 

who died at Prospect in 1817; and they had nine children, bom 1767 to 1780. 

Minneapolis, Minn. A. F. Sweetser. 

GooKiN.— Edmund Gookin, b. 1738, d. 1810, lived in West Roxbury, Mass., 
and in deeds executed in 1770 and 1774 is described as a '* victualler." He mar- 
ried, as Ills third wife, probably about 1780, Abigail Draper, who was born in 
1741, and died in Canton, Mass., April 22, 1832. I shall be glad of any informa- 
tion as to her parentage, and the date of her marriage to Edmund Gookin. 

20 Walton Place, Chicago, Ills. Frederick W. Gookin. 

Ancestry wanted of the following : 

Warner.— Mary Wamer of Mlddletown, Ct., bom 1688, died April 23, 1735; 
married Dea. John Wilcox of Mlddletown, who was bom July 5, 1682, and died 
May 12, 1751. 

Green. — Katharine Green, born June 2, 1742, died May 11, 1827; married 
Ebenezer Lankton of Farmington, Ct., March 4, 1761. I think she was of New 

MouLTON.— Samuel Moulton, bom (perhaps in Windsor, Ct.) 1735 or 1736. 

Shaw. — John Shaw, captain of a Rhode Island company in the Revolution, 
and fought at the two battles of Saratoga. Richard J. Knowlson. 

Poultney, Vt. 

Cearle.— Ancestry wanted of Samuel Ccarle who married, about 1708, Pa- 
tience Evans, of Dover, N. H. 

Jackson. — Ancestry wanted of James Jackson, M.D., for 25 years town clerk 
of Eaton, N. H. He married, in 1750, in Coventry, Ct., Mary, daughter of John 

Slater. — John Scripture married, in 1728, Mary Slater, in Coventry, Ct. 
Was she a widow? If so what was her maiden name? 

MispLEE-HoMPHRKY. — Place of marriage, and any information, wanted of 
Thomas Misplee, who married Jan. 16, 1778, ** the widow Thomas." She was 
by birth Elizabeth Humphrey. Mrs. N. G. Pond. 

Pelham Manor, N. Y. 

Woodcock. — Parentage wanted of Hannah Woodcock, who married Hezekiah 
Kingsbery, at Needham, April 22, 1735 or 1736. Jno. L. Woodcock. 

1218 Washington Boulevard, Chicago, His. ^ 

Wood. — Stephen Wood, of Norton, Mass., bora in Middleborough, Mass., 21 

Sept., 1712, was son of John and Sarah ( ) Wood, of Middleborough. 

What was the ancestry of John and Sarah? 

Carver,— Abigail Carver married Nathaniel Wood, son of above Stephen. 
She was daughter of Nathaniel and Abigail (Allen) Carver of Taunton, Mass. 
What was the ancestry of Nathaniel and Abigail? 

Manhattan Building, Chicago, Ills. Theron R. Woodward. 

210 XoiCM and Queries. [AprQ, 

LAXK.—Jedediali* Lane (Joho,* John,* Robert^) mmrrifid Phoebe Sterens, it 
KilliDnprorth. Conn., Jone 11, 1764, and remoTed, mboot 1780, to Jericho, Ver- 
mont. Their children were : Phcebe. Rosrer, JededUh. John, Chmritj, LotIcj, 
//jdia, Cjros, Leri, and Sterens. It U wished to hear from descendants, and 
especiallj from those of Roger, Jedediah Jr., John, and Leri, — manj of whom 
may have moved wei^tward. Geobge B. La^nL 

203 Guaranty Buttding, Minneapolis, Minn. 


BuBB-CcDWORTH (aaTe, Vol. 55, page 110}.— I have in my notes on this fam- 
ily, the followin;; concerning a 3Iartha Cadworth, bat I have no luiowledge of 
whom she married. 

Martha,* bapt. Scitnate First Church, 1736, daughter of Capt. Israel^ Cud worth 
and hi.4 wife Martha Bailey (married 1734). Israel^ was sou of Nathaniel' Cad- 
worth (married, 1703-4. Sarah Joy), sou of Jonathan' Cudworth (married Sarah 
Jaclcson), son of Gen. James' Cudworth of Scituate, 1C34. See Deane*s Hist, 
of Scituate. £. B. 

North Scituate, Moms. 

Historical Ixtelligexcr. 

Marshall's Gknealooist's Gl^db.— Dr. George W. Marshall, of London, 
Englaud, proposes to bring out during the current year a new edition (the fourth) 
of hid Genealogist's Guide, proper notice of wlilcii will appear later. 

BvFiELD, Mass. — Prof. John L. Ewell, of Howard University, Washington, 
D. C, is writing a history of the parish of Byfleld, Essex Co., Mass., and of 
itM people, and will be grateful for helpful reminiscences, manuscripts, or sag- 

The Genealoi^ical History of Wallcers and Allied Families, began some ten 
yoarrt a^o, will Hoon l>e issiietl. The woriv coutaius records and biographical 
skctclies of prominent mcimbers of the following collateral families : Abernathy, 
Bates, Bernard, Bryan, Brown, Campbell, Coalter, Crawford, Hays, Uindman, 
Inman, Kelso, Logan, Moore, Morrison, Mcrheeters, McKaniy, Michaels, Mc- 
CroHky, Patterson, Polk, Rutherford, Smith, Stuart, Scott, Still, Taylor, AVork- 
nian, Wyne, Warnock, and many others. 

The l)ook will contain about 900 pages, nearly sixty illustrations, and will be 
well indexed. For further particulars inquire of the author, Mrs. E. S. White, 
CIG £. 3Gth St., Kansas City, Mo. 

Gknkalogiks in ruEPARATiON. — Pcrsous 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, 
esi)ecially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, maiTiage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given iu full, if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full names are known. 

Beede, ; Pcaslee. — The Becde and Peaslee genealogies are being compiled by 
George F. Beede, Fremont, N. H., who will be glad to receive information, and 
will promptly answer inquiries. 

Perkham, — The Peckham genealogy, descendants of John Peckham of New- 
port, U. I., 1(«8, is being prepared by Stephen F. Peckham, 61 Quincy St., 
Brooklyn, N. Y., who desires luformatlon from members of the family. 

Wat^hburn.—Jj, P. Goodell, 711 Main St., Fort Worth, Texas, is 'vvriting a his- 
tory of the Washburn Family in America. 

1902.] Book ybiiees. 211 


[Ths 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 
bj maiL] 

The Ancettry of Benry Adamt of Brainirte, New England. By Bev. Houx 
Yrahcib Fairbanks. Mllwaakee, Wisconsin. 1901. 8yo. pp. 19. 

As the readers of the Bbgistbr have already repeatedly been told that no re- 
liance is to be placed on the pedigree that traces the Adams family of Braintree, 
Mass., to Ap Adam who in the thirteenth centnry ** came ont of the Marches 
of Wales,** so now again we are obliged to assert it, notwithstanding the 
arguments adduced in good faith by the author of this pamphlet, in favor of 
that pedigree. The document ** discovered " by W. Downing Bruce, on whose 
genuineness the genealogy is founded, is mentioned in 6. E. C.'s ** Complete 
Peerage,** Vol. I., page ill, as "not being corroborated by any evidence 
aliunde**', and in the Bboistkr, Vol. 37, pp. 159-160, Mr. Jos. L. Chester pro- 
duces proof of the *' forgery" of the portion connecting Henry Adams with Ap 
Adam, to which proof additions are furnished in Bboistbr, Vol. 34, pp. 438- 
433, by John Ward Dean, whose opinion on this point Is further reconled in 
Rbgistrr, Vol. 31, p. 333. For a period of thirty years, from the first to the 
last mentioned of the Ap Adam descent, all the evidence accumulated has been 
in the direction of Its untrustworthiness. Mr. Fairbanks would not himself con* 
sider his contribution to the question as containing anything of the nature of 
evidence, but as presenting his deductions from the evidence already on hand. 
His statement that, if Mr. Browning had excluded from his ** Americans of 
Royal Descent " all pedigrees less sound than that which derives the Braintree 
Adamses from Charlemagne, the work would have been much smidler, is one 
with which all wUl agree. The pamphlet is well printed, and on the best of 

Charles Allen of Portsmouth, N, JJ., 1657, and some of his Descendants, By 
Frank W. Allen, of Skowbegan, Me. Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 
1902. 8vo. pp. 7. 

The greater part of this pamphlet is reprinted from the Register for Jan. , 
1902. It is issued for the purpose of attracting the attention of such as may 
have information to contribute on the subject of the genealogy. 

Avery Notes and Queries, Quarterly Magazine devoted to the Groton [Conn.] 
Averys. No. 16. Nov., 1901. 8vo. pp. 215-226. 

^rst Reunion of the Chase-Chace Family Association, Thursday, Aug. 30, 1900, 
at Newburyport, Mass. The Chase Press, Haverhill, Mass. 1901. 8vo. pp. 
48. m. 

This neatly printed pamphlet contains the addresses, at the Reunion, of Rev. 
Horace C. Hovey and of the President, John C. Chase, and a poem by Qeo. F. 
Chace, together with letters and remarks ; concluding with an '* In Memorlam,** 
consisting of sketches of Henry Martin Chase, Benjamin Chase, and John B. 
Chace, M.D. 

A Sketch of the Chickering Family and their Famous Piano, pp. 15. 111. 

The relation between Chickering Brothers of Chicago, and Chickering A Sons 
of Boston, is here explained, and the descent of the family from Abner Chicker- 
ing is also shown. The illustrations consist of eight portraits. 

New England Cox Families, [By Rev. John H. Cox.] No. 9. 1902. 8vo. pp. 

This number of the Cox Genealogical Papers is of the usual valuable charac* 

• All of the uniigned reviews are written by Mr. Fbsdbrio Wxllabd Parxb of Boston. 
TOL. LYI, 14 

212 Book Notices. [AprQ, 

Annals ofde Normandie, (upresertfedin DocumenUt Notes, Private Papers, Public 
Becffrds, Genealogies, the Writings of Old Authors, and the Begisters of the Ciitf 
of Geneva. Collated, translated and explained by Arthur Sandys. Cam- 
bridge : Printed by the Riverside Press. 1901. 8vo. pp. 308. 111. 

Tlie history of this distinguished family, comprised in this volnme, is com- 
piled from such authentic sonrces as the papers brought from Geneva by the 
Immigrant ancestor of the American de Norroandies, the records of Geneva, men- 
tioned in the title, and of Noyon, a city of Picardie, also those of the Parliament 
of Paris, the tomes of the Grand Biblioth^ue de France, and a collection of 
domestic letters. From such materials Mr. Sandys has elaborated a narration of 
great interest, and one which, as it relates the part played by the family in promot- 
ing the Reformation, is also of historic significance. That the justifiable pride 
taken in narrating the share of the de Normandies in such a momentous move- 
ment has not obscured the author's discrimination, is evident from his descrip- 
tion of Calvin and of the effects produced by his creed. 

The book Is printed on heavy, unbleached, deckle-edge paper, and bound In 
boards with buckram back, its exterior being in ideal keeping with the contents 
of a volume dealing with families and persons of exceptional distinction. 

Fitch Genealogy, A Becord of Six Generations of the Descendants of Deacon 
Zachary Fitch, of Beading, Mass, By Hon. Ezra S. Stearns. Reprinted 
from the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vols. LY., 
LVI. Boston : Printed by David Clapp & Son. 1902. L. 8vo. pp. 23. 

This is a reprint of a concise record concerning a well known family, and the 
edition is a limited one. Copies are for sale by Geo. £. Littlefield, 67 Comhill, 

Beporls of the first and second Beunion of the Grant Family Association at Wind' 
sor and Hartford, Conn., Oct. 27, IS'OO, and Oct. 26, 27, 28, 1901, the 298th 
and 300th Anniversary of the Birth of Matthew Grant. Edited by Arthur 
Hastings Grant, Recorder. 2 Pamphlets. Poughkeepsie, N. T. 1899. 
Montchiir, N. J. 1901. 8vo. pp. 58; 54. 111. 

The account of the reunions, and of the banquet with which the first one ter- 
minated, introduces the usual addresses, poems, reports and toasts, the purport 
of all being expressed by John C. Grant when he said, *• We are here, without 
vain-glory, to be glad that the blood of Matthew Grant fiows in our veins." If 
the future reunions of the family originate schemes as beneficent as the pro- 
posed '* Matthew Grant Scholarship Fund," they will be occasions of far more 
than temporary and superficial results. 

Greene of GUlingham and New England, Chart, 13 by 10 inches. 

This Chart gives four generations of the descendants of Lucretia Greene, wife 
of John Callahan. A note explains that ** it has been printed at the suggestion 
of Bishop Doane," and that ** it should be placed after the other pedigrees In 
* The Greene Family.*" 

^ome Account of the Family of Holhrow, anciently of Kingscote, Uley, and Leon- 
ard Stanley, in Gloucestershire. By W. P. W. Puillimorr. Printed for priv- 
ate circulation and issued by Phillimore & Co., 124 Chancery Lane, London. 
1901. 4to. pp. viii.-H5. III. 

The basis of this family history Is a tabular pedigree compiled by Bigland, 
brought down to abont the end of the eighteenth century. To this are added 
notes by Mr. Phillimore, and information supplied by Rev. W. G. Dlmock 
Fletcher and others. The collateral families comprised in the genealogy are 
those of Maule, Keble, Stanton and Swire. The volume is a fine and expensive 
production, of which seventy-five copies only are printed. 

Kimball-Family News. Vol. 5, No. 1. G. F. Kimball, Publisher, Topeka, 
Kansas. 8vo. pp. 16. 

The present number of this monthly comprises, as its principal contents, a 
sketch of Chas. Dean Kimball, Gov. of Rhode Island, and ** Supplemental Notes 
to Family History," continuing the praiseworthy work of the kind which we 
noticed In the Bsoistsb, Vol. |J», page 230. 

1902 . ] Book Notices. 213 

The American Ancestry and the Descendants ofAlonzo and Sarah (Weston) Kim- 
ball. Compiled by William Herbert Hobbs. 1901. Chart, 22 by 17 inches. 

The chart of ancestors is Intelligibly arranged, the descendants being in a list 
by themselves ; and to these a few notes have been added. 

Lee of Virginia. By J. Henry Lea. [Reprinted from the New-England His- 
torical and Genealogical Register for Jan., 1892.] 8vo. pp. 23. Ill, 

This is a re-pablicatlon of an article which attracted attention at the time of 
its first appearance, and will be welcomed by all Interested in the questions 
which It has settled. 

Some Account of the Family of Middlemore of Warwickshire and Worcestershire. 
. By W. P. W. Puilumore, assisted by W. F. Carter. Printed for private circu- 
' lation and Issued by Phillimore and Co., 124 Chancery Lane, London. 1901. 
4to. pp. xvi.+327. 111. 

In the production of this work, Mr. Phillimore's part has been that of con- 
tinuing the researches undertaken by Mr. Carter nearly twenty years ago, at the 
instigation of Mr. Thomas Middlemore. Mr. Phillimore's nanie Is a guarantee 
of the professional scrutiny applied to the facts admitted into this volume ; 
while any name associated with his in genealogical enterprise must be that of 
one meriting confidence. The thoroughly tested statements have their principal 
authorities indicated on the margin in red letters. ** Key Pedigrees" are pre- 
fixed to the accounts of the various branches, showing at a glance the names of 
those Individuals of whom paiticulars are given In the text. The branches 
described — which include all the Mlddleraorcs i>efore the reign of Queen Vic- 
toria whose names are recorded In tlie documents which have l)een examined — 
are those of Edgbaston, Loudon, Bristol, Granttiam, Stepney, Hawkesley, Bir- 
mingham, Endfield, Lusby, Sussex, Gloucestershire, Cumberland and Staflbrd- 
shlre. The arrangement of this genealogy, as Indicated above. Is one which 
should serve as a model. Typographically the volume is perfect, and the bind- 
ing is correspondingly good. 

Mooar (Moors) Genealogy. Abraham Mooar of Andover^ and his Descendants. 
[By George Mooar.] Boston, Mass. Published by Charles H. Pope, 2 21 
Columbus Ave. 1901. L. 8vo. pp. 97. 

Thomas, Frtncis, John and Edmund Moor (Moore, Moores, Moors, More) of 
Salem, Cambridge, Sudbury and Newbury, respectively, are mentioned in the 
preface, with the remark that none of them Is known to be connected with 
Abraham, of Andover. The Andover family, therefore, Is alone included in this 
genealogy, the direct pedigree of the compiler being the most amply traced. As 
■o small proportion of the materials of the work was collected thirty years ago, 
late generations are not so fully recorded as are the earlier ones. The compiler 
has performed his part In as thorough a manner as circumstances would permit, 
for the progress of the Investigation disclosed consanguinities which it has been 
impossible to carry into details. Good paper, and print, with wide margins, are 
merits in the volume. 

Pollard Genealogy. Being a Record of One Line of the Pollard Family descended 
from Thomas Pollard of Billerica, Mass. Compiled by Stephen Pollard. 
Printed by Frank L. Pollard, East Orange, N. J. 1902. L. 8vo. pp. 8. 

This genealogical sketch relates to William Pollard of Lancaster, Mass., his 
ancestors and descendants, nearly the whole of the pamphlet being the record 
of the latter. The pedigree Is brought down to the close of the nineteenth cen- 

The Robinson Family. [Compiled by] James P. Sherman. Waterloo, Iowa. 
1901. Ob. 8vo. pp. 27. 

The facts recorded In this genealogy, prior to Cyrus Robinson of the fifth 
generation, were supplied by Mr. Chas. E. Robinson, genealogist, of Yonkers, 
N. Y. These occupy but a few pages, however, the remainder of the pedigree, 
extending in some cases to the eighth generation, being due to the diligence of 
the compiler. A page Is added relating to John Dinsmore, father of Nancy 
Dlnsmore Robinson. 

214 Book Notice$. [Aprili 

8ayre Family. Lineage of Thomas Sayett a Founder of Southampton. By Tbbo- 
i>ORB M. Banta. New York. 1901. 8vo. pp. xiF.+759. Price, post-paid, 
$10.00. Address the anthor, P. O. Box 1401, New York Citj. 

This genealogy comprises records of nearly twelve thousand persons, begin- 
ning with the Sayres of Bedfordshire, England, in the thirteenth centnry, of 
whom was Thomas, son of Francis and Elizabeth Atkins Sayre, who is fonnd 
at Lynn, Mass., in 1638, but afterwards removed to Southampton, Long Island. 
A vast amount of matter is contained in the book, as the greater part of it is in 
flue print. Besides the Sayers, pedigrees of many other families with whom 
they intermarried are given, extending in some cases through several genera- 
tions. The names oftenest occurring are : Baldwin, Bennett, Bonnell, Brooks, 
Burt, Carpenter, Chandler, Clark, Conklin, Cook, Cooper, Corey, Crane, Davis, 
Decker, Dodd, Ely, Evans, Foster, Freeman, Halsey, Harris, Hedges, Holbert, 
Howell, Hunt, Johnson, Jones, King, Mattoon, Meeker, Miller, Moore, Mulford, 
Ogden, Osbom, Plerson, Reeve, Richards, Robinson, Rogers, Seely, Sheppard, 
Smith, Taylor, Thompson, Todd, Vail, Ward, Weaver, Wells, Wheeler, White, 
Williams. Wilson, Wood, Woodhull, Woodruff. 

The book is bound in half-morocco, gilt top, with thirty-three full-page por- 
traits, besides other illustrations. The index is full. It should be added that 
the edition Is small. 

Genealogy of the Smedley Family descended from Oeorge and Sarah Smedley, 
Settlers in Chester County t Peuna. With brief Notices of other Families of ths 
Name, and Abstracts of early English Wills. Published pursuant to the will of 
Samuel Llghtfoot Smedley, of Philadelphia, Pa. Compiled by Gilbert Copb, 
West Chester, Pa. Wickersham Printing Co., Lancaster, Pa. 1901. pp. 
X. 4-1000. III. Maps. 

This volume is nearly the same in size and form as the Sharpless Genealogy, 
and is called by the compiler a ** companion-work " to that publication. It is, 
therefore, one of those genealogies In which all the branches of an extensive 
family are followed down to the present day. The descendants of George 
Smedley, the Quaker, and Sarah Goodwin, his wife, are found in New England, 
Kentucky, Utah and Michigan, as wtll as In the vicinity of the home of their 
ancestors. It is these last, however, to whom the bulk of the volume Is devoted 
— all, Indeed, but the last hundred pages. Accounts of the formation of various 
meetings, that is, groups of worshippers, are of much Interest as Illustrating 
the uneccle^lastlcal simplicity distinguishing the procedure of thf Quakers. 

Besides successfully contending with the difficulties opposing the completion 
of so large and minutely elaborated a work, with biographical details on nearly 
every page, the compiler has put the result of his labors luto acceptable form by 
means of good paper, clear type, numerous Illustrations, and a thorough index. 

Stone Family Association. 1897-1901. Catalogue of Members, tcith Lines of 
Descent. Edited from the Membership Blanks by Aqnes Wyman Lincoln. 
Boston. 1901. 8vo. pp. 92. 

In an Introductory note the editress says: •* This catalogue Is not verified 
genealogy, but an attempt to bring before the Association, for proof or dis- 
proof, the data sent to the Secretary. ♦ ♦ * No original Investigation has 
been attempted ♦ ♦ • but considerable care has been taken in comparing 
the blanks with one another and such local histories as were at hand." 

English Becord of the Whaley Family and its Branches in America. By Rev. 
Samuel Whaley. Ithaca, N. Y. Andrus & Chnrch. 1901. 8vo. pp. 233. 
III. Copies for sale by Mrs. J. W. Mack, Ithaca, N. Y. 

A notable family has found an able historian In the author of this volume. 
Its English annals for six hundred years have been recorded by the antiquarian, 
Mr. John Nichols. The most famous member of the family was the regicide, 
Edward Whaley (often spelled Whalley), by whose mother the family Is con- 
nected with that of Oliver Cromwell; while his son-in-law, Col. William Goff, 
was the other regicide who, with himself, fled for refuge to this country. The 
American portion of the genealogy Is comprised In the divisions entitled " The 
Plymouth Branch," "The Verona Family of Whaleys,'* " Whaley Family in 
Georgia"; and there are also sections treating of the Bardwell, Dresser and 
Parsons families. ** Heraldry," ** Coats of Arms," and *• Chivalry and Knight- 

1902.] Booh NoiictB. 215 

hood " hAve each a chapter. The appendix contains an address by the anther, 
entitled *' Fifty Tears in the Ministry," and a sketch of the author's life, by 
BeF. Epher Whitalter. Paper and print are of excellent quality, and the bind- 
^8* of green cloth, is snbstantiaL There is no index. 

Neighbours of North Wyke. Part L In South Taictotiy Etc. By Ethel Lega- 
Weeks. 8vo. pp. 70. III. Map. 

This pamphlet is a reprint from the Transactions of the Devonshire Associa- 
tion, Exeter, Eng., 1901, and contains much interesting historical and genealog- 
ical information respecting the Wyke (Weeke, Weekes) family in England, of 
which George Weeks of Dorchester, Mass., 1639, was a member. Aithoagh 
eonsisting of *' brief notes and translated resnm^s of original documents,'* as 
stated in the introduction, the work is nevertheless of genuine antiquarian 
▼alue. Copies of it have been given to the Public Libraries of New Bedford 
and Boston. 

The Pre-Columbian Discovery of America by the Northmen ^ with Translations 
from Icelandic Sagas. By B. F. De Costa. Third edition revised. Albany, 
N. T. : Joel Mnnsell's Sons, Publishers. 1901. 8vo. pp. 230. Map. 

A marked addition to the contents of this edition, as compared with the first, 
issued in 1868, consists in sections VII and VIII of *' Minor Narratives, Etc.," 
viz., •* Papal Letters, Letters from the Vatican," and " The Bull of Pope Greg- 
ory IV." It was the discovery of these that necessitated a new edition, and 
their addition to the theme of this work is of the greatest importance. 

Historical Notes on The Constitutions of Connecticut. 1639-1818. PaHicu- 
larly on the Origin and Progress of the Movement which resulted in the Conven- 
tion of 1818 and the Adoption of tJie Present Constitution. By J. Hammond 
Trumbull. Hartford: Printed by Order of the Comptroller. 1901. 8vo. 
pp. 62. 

On the approach of the Connecticut constitutional convention of 1902, this 
new edition of a work published in 1873, but now out of print, has been issued 
by Mr. Chamberlain, the Comptroller. As the work is considered authoritative, 
and nearly indispensable to an intelligent comprehension of the formation of 
the present constitution, its reappearance at this time will be greatly appre- 

Maryland as a Palatinate. By Constance Lippincott. Printed for private 
circulation by J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia. 1902. 8vo. pp. 48. 

From 1633 to 1692, Maryland was governed by rulers who were kinsrs in all but 
same, acknowledging fealty to none but the King of England. It is this period 
of which this handsome pamphlet gives a general view. The subjects of spe- 
cial interest are ** The Charter," •* The People and Life of Colonial Maryland," 
and the " Church and Clergy " ; though they are not more instructive than '• The 
Land Tenure," "Education," '* Cities and Towns," " Modes of Travel and Com- 
munication," and »* Finance." A Bibliography is added. The work shows care- 
ful preparation, and paper and print are of superb quality. 

Fourteenth Report of the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Par- 
ishes, Towns and Counties. By Robert T. Swan, Commissioner. Boston : 
State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 1902. 8vo. pp. 15. 

The divisions of this document that relate to "Binding," " Misplaced Rec- 
ords," and " Copying," especially the latter, are deserving of very careful atten- 

Beport on the Public Archives of Massachusetts. By Andrew McFarland Davis. 
From the First Report of Public Archives Commission in the Annual Report 
of the American Historical Association for 1900. Vol. II. pp. 47-59. Wash- 
ington: Government Printing Office. 1901. 8vo. pp. 12. 

This Report comprises, as its main heads, a description of the methods of the 
8tate with reference to the custody of its papers and the publication of its 
yearly reports and proceedings, and an indication of the general contents of the 
archives, together with mention of those publications which have given the 
l>est account of them. To the Report is added a *' List of Public Documents, 
JStc., for 1901, required to be printed by the Secretary of State.*' 

216 Book Jfotices. [April, 

A BrUf Detcription of ike Tattnt in New England, A. D. 1650. With an In- 
trodoction bj Samuel A. Greex. Cftmbridge : John WiUoD ft Son. Uni- 
renitj Prestt. 1902. 8to. pp. 8. 

This ** breife topographlcall descriptioD of the Seaenll Towns in new 'Rng- 
land " \» unppoiied to hare been written bj John Eliot, the Apostle to the In- 
dians, tboni;h the paper is undated and unsigned. With the towns the names 
of the magistrates and ministers are given. The mention of '* Speedj meanes 
of conaeyance ** possessed bj Boston and ** Charistonne " amnsingly brings iha 
contrast between ideas of spe^ in those dajs and the realizations in our own 

An Address upon the long controvert^ of the Proprietors of the Plantation of Pett- 
ny Cook with the Proprietors of the Town of Bow, 17 27 -17 89. Delirered at 
a meeting of the New Hampshire Historical Society, March 9, 1898. By Jo- 
seph B. Walkeb. Concord, N. H. The Bnroford Press. 1901. 8vo. pp. S4. 

This reprint from Vol. 3 of the Transactions of the N. H. Historical Society 
embodies a narration nnnsaally entertaining and in«tnictive. It relates the 
straggle, terminating in victory, maintained by the inhabitants of a town against 
the government of a State, the triumph being secured by the appeal by the town 
to the *' King's Majesty in Council.** 

The MisMon to the Ouabache. By Jacob Piatt Dunn. Indiana Historical So- 
ciety Publications. Vol. III. No. IV . Indianapolis : The Bowen-MerriU 
Co. 1902. 8vo. pp. 265-30. 

This is an account of Father Etienne D'Outreleau, ** the missionary destined 
for the Ouabache,** but who, it is probable, never reached his destination. It 
is supplemented by an appendix consisting of documents relating to the found- 
ing of Post Vincennes, and events occurring in its neighborhood during the 
following twenty years. Among these additions are two letters, in fac-simile, 
of Sicur de Vincennes. 

Pennsylvania's Part in the Winning of the West. An Address delivered before 
the Pennsylvania Society of St. LouiSt Dec. 12, 1901. By Horace Kefhart, 
Librarian of the St. Louts Mercantile Library. St. Louis, U. S. A. Pub- 
lished by the Bureau of Publicity of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. 
1902. 8vo. pp. 17. 

The materials for many a Cooper romance could be drawn from these pages. 
A complete knowledge of his subject, and iutensest sympathy with it, are 
everywhere displayed, showing the manner in which Pennsylvania, the asylum 
for men of all creeds and ranks, was instrumental In founding that people of 
the West among whom antl-plutocratlc democracy is, if anywhere, to attain its 

Two Narratives of the Expedition against Quebec, A. D. 1690, under Sir William 
Phips. The One by Rev. JouN Wise, of Ipswich, Mass., and the Other by an 
Unknown Whiter. With an Introduction by Samuel A. Grren. Cam- 
bridge: John Wilson & Son. University Press. 1902. L. Svo. pp. 42. 

These ** Narratives ** are printed from copies of two manuscripts belonging 
to the Lenox Library in New York, which copies were presented to the Massa- 
chasctts Historical Society by Hon. Samuel A. Green. They are not official 
documents, but private communications addressed to some one Interested In the 
enterprise described. The second narrative was used by Cotton Mather lu the 
composition of his Life of Sir William Phips. As the " Narratives'* are put 
into flue print, they comprise a more minute account of the Quebec Expedition 
than would be expected in a pamphlet of forty pages. 

The Indian Sagamore Samoset. By Albert Matthews. Reprinted from the 
Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, Vol. VI. Cambridge : 
John Wilson and Son. University Press. 1901. Svo. pp. 16. 

The conclusions drawn from, and the facts substantiated by, authorities pre- 
sented In these pages respecting Samoset and Somerset, are that Samoset, the 
Indian who greeted the Pilgrims with a " Welcome,** on 16 March, 1620-21, was 
** presumably" the Capt. John Somerset from whom Muscongus Island was 
afterwards called Somerset Island ; that the Indian's name was Samoset, the 

1902.] Book Notices. 217 

English Dame Somerset being a coimption of it ; and that therefore the oppo- 
site opinion still remains insufficiently supported. The other points established 
relate to the name Somerset as applied to other territory than Somerset Island. 
The author's extensive knowledge of his subject Imparts weight to the decisions 
which he has reached, and renders this publication one of Importance. 

The Scotch-Irish, or. The Scot in North Britain, North Ireland, and North America. 
By Charles A. Hanna. G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York and London. The 
Knickerbocker Press. 1902. 2 vols. 8vo. pp. viil-i-628; lv-|-602. Maps. 
Price $10.50, postpaid. 

This work Is Intended as an Introduction to the ** Historical Collections relat- 
ing to the early Scotch-Irish settlements In America " which Mr. Hanna designs 
to publish sometime In the future. The llrst volume consists almost wholly of 
a history of Scotland from the earliest period, but composed of only the most 
important events briefly narrated and In suitable connection. The task set of far- 
Dlshing an historical primer for the many who have neglected Scottish history, 
has been most thoroughly performed. Many of the chapters constitute in- 
structive monographs, while abundant notes evince the stores of Information 
from which the author has drawn his material. With the '* Scot In North Ire- 
land,'* at the close of the first volume, the properly Scotch-Irish portion of the 
history begins, which Is continued In the second volume In the division ** The 
Scotch-Irish In America.** The appendixes, occupying more than four hundred 
pages, are chiefly elucidative of passages In the history; while ** Family Names 
In Scotland,*' ** Scottish Dignitaries and Members of the Scottish Parliament,'* 
and ** Location of Scottish Families In Ireland,*' have an Independent Interest. 
A Scotcli-Irish Bibliography and an Index close the work. The volumes are 
handsomely bound, and the print Is excellent. 

Tholdman. By J. J. Raven. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Suffolk 
Institute of Archaeology and Natural History. Vol. X. Pt. 3. 1900. 8vo.pp.6. 

Tholdman, or The Old Man, Is the name of a tower at Boulogne, ascribed to 
Caligula. Its connection with a farmhouse In Fresslngficld, England, with a 
history of the tower Itself, forms the subject of this pamphlet. 

1850-1900, Semi' Centennial of the Evangelical Congregational Church of Au- 
burndale, Mass,, November 4 to 16, 1900, [Prepared and edited by Rev. 
Calvin Cutler.] Boston: Skinner, Kidder & Co., Printers. 8vo. pp. 102. lU. 

The principal chapters forming the contents of this volume are *' Sermons by 
the Pastor, Rev. Chas. M. Southgate, Sundays, Nov. 4 and 11," ** Historical Ad- 
dress by the Pastor Emeritus, and Response by the Pastor, Nov. 14," *• Woman's 
Work In the Church," ** Salutations by Neighboring Pastors," and ** Autobiog- 
raphies of the Pastors." The remaining chapters are valuable additions to the 
history contained In those flrst named. Paper and print are of superior quality. 

Annual Report of the Registry Department of the City of Boston for the Year 
1900. Boston : Municipal Printing Office. 1901. 8vo. pp. 68. 

Particularly Interesting to the genealogist Is the section of this Report en- 
titled ** Catalogue Books of Record— 1630-1900," occupying about twelve pages. 
It Is an index of what is to be found In the Registry office, with the contents of 
each book. Its size and style of binding, fully Indicated. 

Concord and the Telegraph. Read before the Concord Antiquarian Society. Jan. 
6, 1902. By Alfred Munuok. Published by the Concord Antiquarian So- 
ciety. [Patriot Press, Concord. 1902.] 8vo. pp. 22. 

The object of this pamphlet is to demonstrate that Harrison Gray Dyar of 
Concord, Mass., was the flrst person In America to erect a telegraph line and 
send messages over It by means of electricity. It commemorates the genius of 
an inventor whose name should be illustrious, not only on account of his bril- 
liant talents, but because of his nobly unselflsh character. 

Wright^s Tavern. Read before the Concord Antiquarian Society. Dec. 2, 1901. 
By Gborge Tolman, Secretary of the Society. Published by the Patriot 
Press. [Concord, Mass. 1902.] 8wd. pp. 22. 111. 

218 Book Xoiiees. [A|bI, 

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tnm tktt ptmhnHr one of tbtm 
whose sfe gnsttiy aatedrtei that of 
■uj jcsn erca the Wsjfide Idb of Smibay. 
Ttrj MUneiire hjr ail of aotiqwisB tatra 

TV OM JiCe<^(>r^ 0/ CAe r<nni of /'SteA^vr^, ^ ^ Gpfy vf c jwrCtea 4^ tti 

MeoifTds o^mtaiwtd im wolwme HI. yfigm J Co 270, i m d mrn v i ^ i«ta^ F^Ivhc Aur 
^ Ci^ FrimUA B^xords of tke Toitm. CoapQed bj Waltbx T. Datis, Otf 
Citrti. F^U'MfQTZ' Fohlifthed bj aothoritj of the CStj GovadL 1901. L. 
firo. pp. 423. IlL 

The OKHit ex€e!leiit work which haa beeo aot fc ed is the pr e cj e dla g 
of thete T^€or^ U here cootlimcd. This one eovtains the 
aeleetmeo'9 r^jfr^%, 179^1¥id. portraits of CapC Unci Tamer aad of ttt 
Rer, HamcMtrl Wore^irter, and lieliotjpe reprodoctioas of m s aaw l ip ta. IV 
Toioine Is tjp^/ipniphieall J ioe, and Is prorided with a nost anhstatia l htodim. 

JIUU/rtMl Kluuk of Uamplmi, S. JET., for 2S0 Tears. 1633-1888. Amd nf Oi 
Cotiifr^^j^U^tial C%mrdk im HawtpUjm, X. H. Bj Ret. J. A. Boss. HaraUH 
Hmint, : C C. M//nte 4 Soo. IJPOl. 8to. pp. 25. 

TheM; %lu^bes are comprised io a sermon, and not anflttinfilj so. as at thi 
tM^onlni^ of tkae period to which Uiej relate, ecclesiastical and political hislorf 
were eU/«eljr conoected. The dooble story Is rery eatertainin^j told. 

TV M^Ming ////vjur (W^^n, and a Stmdf of HomMts amd Lamds im Ukot Ftram*^ 
IVUh Fr*K^Mlng§ fU tU Anmuai JitHimg, Dee. 2, 1901. Bj T. FkasK 
Watkka. Pobllcatloos of the Ipswich Historical Society. XI. SakA 
Freim : The Salem Press Co., Salem, Mass. Id02. 8to. pp. 52. IlL 

Tbe str^rj of the '^Greeo" is here graphically told, with details that incite 
l^ratiiude. The second paper abounds in information of the most Tahiable 
nature, with ample reference to tbe sources from which it is derired. Tlie 
rep^irt of tbe President of the Society is a gratifying one. 

Th^, lilMUfry of MQford [X JET.]. Bj Gbobgb A. Ramsdkll. Family R«^terf 
liy William P. Coliil'un. Published by the Town. Concord, N. H. : The 
Kurrifonl Press. 1901. 8vo. pp. XV.+1023. III. Maps. 

The rjeatli of the historian l)efore tbe completion of his work, although the 
occahion of deep regret, ba^ not prevented the accomplishment of the object 
in which he sacrifled so mucii time. Milford here receires an exhanstiye treat- 
ment efjaal U} tliat of any town history heretofore published. Ail the features 
of a complete local bintory have received due attention. The Genealogical 
lie((tHt4;r, covering four hundred and thirty-six pages, comprises no inconsider- 
alile fsiniiy histories. Biographical sketches, nearly one hundred in number, 
enilHdilHlKMl with about fifty steel portraits, make one acquainted with the 
loa^Jing citizens of tlie town. Other illastratious, — views of public and private 
ti\\fici'.n, — arc of excellent quality. A good index Ls added. 

Early SeUUrs of Nantucket^ Their Msociates and Descendants. Compiled by 
LvDiA 8. Hi.NCiiMAN. Illustrated with photographs and with drawings by 
Margeretta 8. Hinchman. Second and enlarged edition. Philadelphia: 
Ferris and Leach, 29 North Seventh Street. 1901. 8vo. pp. 347. Price, 
96.00, net. 

This is a new edition of a book, with the same title, issued from the press of 
J. B. Lippincott Company in 1890. There is a great deal of valuable material 
gatlK'rcd into this la^t edition. The compiler shows industry and patience in 
gleaning from lier available sources, but not ranch evidence of close discrimina- 
tion and careful selection. It is very much to be regretted that no references 
to her autliorities are given, so that tliere can be verification. 

The book is divided Into two parts. The first part is historical, dealing with 
the families of tbe early settlers and other families with which alliances were 
made tlirough marriage. This part is illustrated with about a score of excel- 
lent illustrations, in half-tone, of Nantucket views, buildings and portraits. 
The lack of critical revision is illustrated in the account of Thomas Gardner 
(father of Richard and John Gardner). On page 80, Mr. Gardner is mentioned 
as the first Governor of Cape Ann Coloify. There is little or no eyidence that 

1902.] Book Notices. 219 

Gardner held any position other than that of agent or factor of the Dorchester 
(Snjirland) Adventurers. He was their land a^ent, as Mr. Tilley was snper- 
intendent of the fishing interests. For a short time only were these positions 
held by Gardner and Tilley, as Roger Conant assumed fall direction of the 
Dorchester Company's interests. (See ** Thomas Gardner, Planter, and some 
of his Descendants,** by Frank A. Gardner, M.D.. Essex Institute Historical 
Collections, Jan. 1901, page 85, fl.) The authorities seem to be against the 
claim of Mr. Biddle, as quoted by the compiler of this book. Careless editing 
is evident in this same chapter on the Gardner Family, in the use of **New 
Bngland History and Genealogical Register** for ** New-England Historical and 
Genealogical Register.** 

An illustration of the difficulty in verifjring quotations is furnished in the 
chapter (16) entitled " An Impartial Judgment." No reference is given to the 
authority in text or footnote. The quotation is undoubtedly from **The Let- 
ters of an American Farmer" (letters IV. to VIII. are descriptive of Nantucket), 
by J. Hector St. John. The extracts are not continuous, but a gathering of 
sentences, not always verbatim, that make verification difficult. 

In the second, or genealogical, portion of the book a part of the family 
records are thrown into an Appendix. In this Appendix there is almost an en- 
tire absence of dates in connection with the names. There is no explanation 
of the separation, for in the first edition dates were absent in both portions of 
the second part. The arrangement of the dates on the margins of the pages 
is somewhat clumsy and confusing. The references to authorities, by the use 
of an elaborate key, is so cumbersome as to be almost unusable. Following the 
Appendices, pages 315 to 330, is a roll of ** The Names of Ministers of the 
Society of Friends and their Companions who have visited Nantucket from 
1664 to 1847,** a compilation highly commendable and valuable for reference. 

There is need of a third edition, and the work is worthy of it, in which there 
shall be careful and critical revision, a verification of autiiorities, with refer- 
ences in footnotes, and the srenealogical portions recast upon some approved 
method of arranging genealogical tables. The book is well made up, good 
paper, type and binding, and has complete and creditable indexes. 

Myron S. Dudley. 

Churches and Pastors of Nantucket, Mass. , from the First Settlement to the Present 
Time, 1659-1902, By Rev. Myron Samurl Dudley. Enlarged from an 
article in the Genealogical Register, and illustrated with frontispiece. Bos- 
ton: Press of David Clapp & Son. 1902. 8vo. pp. 21. Price, postpaid, 
50 cts. — to be had of the Author, Nantucket, Mass. 

In this reprint from the Register for Jan., 1902, are found, besides the his- 
tories of the churches of Nantucket, lists of pastors and priests, compiled from 
original and official records. It has been called by those who are conversant 
with the annals of the island ** one of the few bits of genuine history concern- 
ing Nantucket, by one whose name is a guarantee for its accuracy.** The edi- 
tion is limited to two hundred and fifty copies. The pamphlet is printed on 
heavy paper, sewed, and uncut. 

Inscriptions from the Two Ancient Cemeteries of Palmer, Mass, Compiled and 
arranged by Orrin Peer Allen, Curator of the Palmer Historical Society. 
Published by the Cemetery Commissioners. [Palmer, Mass. J 1902. 8vo. 
pp. 67. III. Price, 60 cts. 

As the result of the voluntary labor of Mr. Allen, seconded by the apprecia- 
tion of the Cemetery Commissioners, a valuable collection of records, neatly 
printed and illustrated, is here presented. Each set of inscriptions is preceded 
by a history of the cemetery from which they were copied. The compiler, in 
bis praiseworthy zeal, has, in the cases of graves without headstones, procured 
names and dates from relatives or records, when it was possible to do so. 

Annals of Old Home Week, PiUsfleld, N, H„ Aug, 17-21, 1901, Manchester, 
N. H. Printed by the John B. Clarke Co., 1901. 8vo. pp. 120. III. 

Addresses, poems and portraits here combine to impress upon the reader the 
characteristics of the people of Plttsflcld, as well as certain events of the town's 
history. Such a volume as this is a testimony of the talent, energy, and love of 
liome displayed by those who cooperated in its production. 

220 Book Notices. [April, 

Earl^ Records of the First Presbyterian Church ofSgracuse, y. T. From the daU 
of Establishment in 1826 to the end of the Jlrsi Pastorate in 1850, embracinff a 
record of Marriages and Baptisms bjf the Rev. John Watson Adams, D.D., the 
first Miaist^, and a List of Members, etc. £<lited by A. J. Xorthrup. Syim- 
cn*e : The Ofii\es\o%\csA Society of Central New Tork. 1902. 8vo. pp. 5&. 

The title-paj^e fnlly deiK;iibes the contents of these records, which, as the com- 
piler says, ** conntitate a collection of genealogical and historical facts of con- 
siderable valae.** 

The Dedication of a Monument to the Memory of the Men of Walpole and Vieinii^ 
who served in the French and Indian War. Presented to the Town of W<dpole 
hfj George H. Plympton, Nov. 2, 1901. 8vo. pp. 19. Maps. 

The (greater part of this booklet consists of ** Extracts from the Diary and 
Note Book of Capt. William Bacon— 1756,- " A Copy of the Diary of Ensigpi 
Aaron Galld— 1758," and "Extracts from the Orderly Book of John Boyd of 

Deacon Samuel Haines of Westbury, Wiltshire, England, and his Descendants in 
Americri, 1635-1901. Containing the origin of the name of the Shropshire Fam^ 
ily, the Coat of Arms, ancient Wills and other Records, Biographical Sketches, 
3lap8, Pictures, etc. The Earlier Hecords collected by Axdkew Mack Hainbs, 
Genealogi^tt, the Later Records and Editorial Work by Thomas Yanburkn 
IIaixks, 1902. North Hampton, N. H. L. 8vo. pp. 400. 111. 

The title-page specifies the contents of this volume. The genealogy treats of 
the descendants of Samuel Haines, to the tenth generation, with details amply 
showing the labor and expense bestowed on the compilation. The nineteen bio- 
graphical sketches are, with the exception of two, all of persons by the name of 
Haines. Four thousand two hundred and forty-three names are in the index, 
which is full, and gives the Christian name of each person. The iUustrations 
are chiefly portraits. The print and binding are good. 

In Memory of George Albert Hammond, Eliot, Maine. Bom June 3, 1813. Died 
January 5, 1002. Printed at Eliot. 8vo. pp. 20. Portrait. 

** Funeral Uemarks," with newspaper notices, and a page of genealogy, make 
up this memorial of a man whose name '• will abide In honor." 

Memoirs of Mujor-General William Heath, by Himself. New Edition, with Illustra- 
tionn and Notes. Ed. by William Aiibatt. To which is added The Accounts 
of the Battle of Bunker Hill by Generals Dearborn, Lee and Wilkinson, New 
York: Wm. Al)batt, 281 Fourth Aveuue. 1901. 8vo. pp. x-h401. 

The notes illustrating the text of this new edition of the narrative In which 
" our General " depicts himself and his achievements in such an old-fashioned 
way, are drawn cliiefly from the Revolutionary rolls of the States and from pub- 
lications aflbrdlng similar information. The interesting and valuable contents 
of the work is amply attested in the exhausting of the previous edition. It is 
unfortunate that the Index of the present edition, corresponding to the paging 
of the former one, is consequently useless in its application. The illustrations 
are portraits. Type and binding are excellent. 

Memoir of Samuel Foster McOleary. By Jameis M. Bugbbb. Reprinted from 
the Proceedings of the Mass. Hist. Soc, Oct., 1901. Cambridge: John Wilson 
and Sou. University Press. 1901. 8vo. pp. 11. Portrait. 

Every citizen of Boston should read this sketch. The career here delineated 
accords admirably with the character evinced in the portrait which adorns it. 
The account of Mr. McCleary's life is preceded by that of his father, who held 
the same oillce— that of City Clerk of Boston — and to this is prefixed the pedi- 
gree of the family. 

Professor Park of Andover. By Grokgk Robert White Scott.- [Reprintecl 
from Ncw-Eng. Historical and Genealogical Register, for Jan., 1902.] Por- 
traits. 8vo. pp. 10. 

This memorial of the illustrious theologian of Andover is very fittingly re- 
issued in separate form, for the benefit of the Professor's host of friends and 

J9a2.] Book NMices. 221 

Ptter Prudden. A Story of his Life at New Haven and Milford, Conn., with the 
Genealogy of Some of his DescendantSt and an Appendix containing copies of old 
Wills, Records, Letters, and Papers, By Lillian E. Prudden. [New Haven, 
Coou.] 1901. 12mo. pp. 169. 111. 

This book is in great roea^are compiled from the materials for a history of 
the Prudden family accnmulated by Henry J. Prudden, of New Haven. The 
biography of Peter Prudden, a minister eulogized by Cotton Mather, and men- 
tioned with commendation by Winthrop, is followed by a brief sketch of Joan- 
Bft, his widow. The genealogy claims completeness only as regards the author's 
line of ancestry. The volume is well printed and bound. 

IT. F. a, A Book of Remembrance. By Julia C. R. Dorii. For private circu- 
lation only. [Tuttle Co., Rutland, Vt. 1901.] pp. 30. 

The above initials are those of William Young Ripley, the father of the au- 
thoress of this sketch. An account is given of his ancestors, the main portion 
of the pamphlet consisting, however, of his daughter's recollections of him and 
of the events of her own life, written in an agreeable style. Paper and print are 
good, margins wide, and binding appropriate. 

Miss Mary Pickering Thompson. By John Scales. Sq. 8vo. pp. 11. III. n.p*; 
n. d. 

Miss Thompson, author of ** Landmarks in Ancient Dover,** the work by which 
she was principally known, was esteemed as the most cultured woman of her 
time in New Hampshire. Her life is here pleasantly narrated, and to the me- 
moir is added a list of articles written by her for the Catholic World. 

In Memoriam. Rhoda Ooslee Treat, n. p. ;n. d. 8vo. pp. 82. Portrait. 

The *» Memorial Tribute" of Rev. W. G. Browning, ** Memorial Addresses," 
"Obituary," and '* Resolutions and Letters," are the contents of this pamphlet 
dedicated to the memory of a woman most worthy of remembrance and imita- 

Proeeedingsof the Vermont Antiquarian Society, Burlington, Vermont. Vol.1. 
No. 1. April 1897 to April 1900. L. 8vo. pp. 96. 

The first publication of this newly-organized society contains the minutes of 
fourteen society meetings, followed by papers on ** Ira Allen and Colchester," 
^ The first Settler and Census of Burlington," '* Burlington Academy and Hiffh 
School," "The Battery and Battery Park," and *' The Theatre in Burlington " ; the 
last being of more than local Interest, as it includes extracts from the " Retro- 
spections of America" of John Bernard, an actor of great note in his day, who 
came to this counti*y from England in 1797. The necrology consists of notices 
of six deceased members. The object for which the society was established, 
viz., *• for the purposes of historic investigation and the preservation of papers 
and articles of historic value," is most promisingly illustrated in this its initial 
report. ' 

Ancestry — Warren and Prescott Chapter, D. A. R. [BoHon, Mass."] Supplement 
1, Nov. 1, 1901. 12mo. pp. 12. 

This pamphlet contains seven pedigrees, recording historical and genealogical 
facts of more than private interest. The ancestral names are Lothrop, Davis, 
Lewis, Hatch, Converse, Wheaton, Coolidge, Edmands, Buchanan, Palfrey, 
Risley, Crosby, Vose, Bowman and Howard. 

Proceedings and Collections of the Wyoming Historical and Geological Society, 
for the year 1900. Edited by Rev. Horace Edwin Haydbn. Vol. VI. 
Wllkes-Barre, Pa. Printed for the Society. 1901. L. 8vo. pp. 346. 111. 

One recognizes in this publication the standard of excellence which has been 
kept throughout the previous volumes issued by the society. The "Investigation 
of the Buried Valley of Wyoming," accompanied by maps, Mr. Miner's sketch 
of Colonel Isaac Barr6. the "Centennial of Luzerne County," and the " Early 
Settlement of Dallas Township, Pa.," particularly exhibit both the value and the 
exhaustive treatment of the topics embraced in the contents of this volume. 
The illustrations, including a facsimile of a letter by Washington, are excellent 
and interesting, many or them embellishing the history of Dallas, which, indeed, 
occupies the main portion of the book. Of special genealogical value are the 
** Records of the First Presbyterian Church, Wilkes-^arrd, 1803-1829." 





Mbb. Charlottb AuorsTA Lanodon 
^Cook) Siblbt, widow of John Lang- 
don Sibley, late librarian of Harrard 
College, died at her home in Groton, on 
Wednesday, January 22. She was an 
only daughter of Samuel and Catharine 
Amelia (Langdon) Cook, of Boston, 
where she was bom on October 5, 1819. 
Since the death of her husband, she has 
been a resident of Oroton, where she 
was conspicuous in many good works. 
She will be missed both there and in 
the neighboming towns among the lo- 
cal charitable organizations, in which 
she ever took an active part. It was 
largely through her benefaction that 
a few years ago the Groton Public Li- 
brary building was erected, for which 
she gave the lot of land on which it 
stands, and nearly $20,000 in money. 

The funeral services were held in the 
First Parish Meetinghouse, on January 
25, and were attended by a Inrge num- 
ber of friends and neighbors ; and the 
interment took place two days later 
in the family lot at Mount Auburn 
in Cambridge. 

For an account of her mother's fam- 
ily, see an article in the Rboistbr (xzx. 
33-37) for January, 1876, entitled ** De- 
scendants of Philip and John Langdon, 
of Boston " ; and also the Register 
(xl. 240) for an obituary notice of her 
husband. Samuel A. Green. 

Ladt Lyndhurst, widow of John Single- 
ton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst, died 22 
Dec, 1 90 l,at the advanced age of ninety- 

Richard Copley, a descendant of an 
English family who had settled in Ire- 
land, during the previous century, mar- 
ried Mary, daughter of John Singleton, 
whose family came from Lancashire to 
Ireland in 1661. Their son was John 
Singleton Copley, the artist. He mar- 
ried 16 Nov., 1769, Susanna, daughter 
of Richard Clarke, known as agent for 
the East India Company, in the Boston 
Tea Party episode. Their son, John 
Singleton Copley, bom in Boston, 21 
May, 1772, was created Baron Lynd- 
hurst, in 1827, and that same year was 
made Lord Chancellor of England. He 

died 12 Oct., 1863, in his ninety- second 
year. He married first, 13 March, 1819, 
Sarah G«rey, daughter of Charles Bmns- 
den and niece of Attorney-General Sir 
Samuel Shepherd. She was the young 
widow of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles 
Thomas, who fell at Waterloo. By his 
first wife, who died 15 Jan., 1834, Lord 
Lyndhurst had three daughters. He 
married second, 6 Aug., 1837, Georgi- 
ana, daughter of Lewis Goldsmith, Esq., 
who survived her husband thirty-eight 
years. He had by her a single child, a 
daughter. Walter K. Watkins. 

Sir Ellis Asrmead-Bartlbtt (Rev. El- 
Hs,^ EUi8,« John,» Nathaniel,* Benja- 
min,* Joseph,' Robert,*) was bom in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1849, and died 18 
Jan., 1902. His mother was Sophia 
Ashmead, daughter of John King Ash- 
mead of Philadelphia. Through his 
father's family he was descended fh>m 
several of the Mayflower passengers. 
He was educated at Torquay, Devon, 
and Christ Church College, Oxford. He 
was president of the Oxford Union. He 
married in 1874, Frances Christina, 
daughter of H. E. Walsh. He was called 
to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1876 ; an 
examiner in the Education Department 
1874-'80; M. P. for Eye, 1880-'6; and 
since returned for the ecclesiastical di- 
vision of Sheffield. He was a Civil Lord 
of the Admiralty, 1886-92. He was 
formerly a lieutenant in the 3d Battal- 
ion Prince of Wales Own (West York- 
shire) Regiment, and retired as honor- 
ary captain. He was persona grata with 
the Sultan, who bestowed on him the 
" Grand Cordon of the Medjidieh." He 
published the "Battlefields of Thes- 
saly," 1897, and was taken prisoner 4 
May, that year, by the Greeks, but lib- 
erated when they found he was a Mem- 
ber of Parliament. He was created a 
Knight Bachelor, in 1892. He was 
sometimes called ** Siloma " from a visit 
he paid to Somaliland, when the chiefs 
bestowed on him a title of honor. His 
brother, William Lehman Ashmead- 
Bartlett, married Baroness Burdett- 
Coutts. Walter K. Watkins. 


Vol. 66, page 99, line 4 from bottom, /or Experience, read Remember. 
Vol. 66, page 107, line 31, after Historical, read Society's. 
Vol. 66, page 107, line 31, ^or Pole, read Poll. 





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By Delorainb Pendrb Coubt, Esq., of Maiden, Mass. 

To those elder members of the New-England Historic Genealo- 
gical Society who knew John Ward Dean best, who had been con- 
nected with him in its affairs or had known his daily life, it seemed 
when the word came that he was dead as if something had gone out 
of the Society which could not be replaced, as if something in its 
affairs had stopped the movement of that which could not be re- 
newed. So largely had he represented in himself the spirit and 
helpfulness of the Society, that to many he was almost the Society 
itself. His ready offers of lielp, that were real offers and not mere 
forms of courtesy, his careful hearing of the inquiries of those who 
came to him, and the efficient aid which was ever ready to flow 
from his retentive mind, gave him a position that was almost imique. 
In his busiest hours, he could welcome the stranger and minister to 
his needs. No question, however simple, was beneath his notice nor 
failed to receive a satisfactory reply. No matter falling within the 
lines of his cognition was too intricate or obscure to receive his 
patient attenticm and consideration. Giving himself freely to oth- 
ers, the real work of his life has left few visible traces ; and yet 
many busy men have accomplished less than this quiet man, and 
reputations have been established with less of merit and far less of 
helpful achievement. His careful researches and his honest criti- 
cism have enriched the work of others without a regret to himself or 
a wish beyond that of an unselfish mind which freely gives of itself 
for the general good. Many instances, in word and action, of his 
forgetfulncss of self and his care for others are remembered by those 
who came near to him. 

How much the current of his life and its aims and achievements 
may have been influenced by his puritanic ancestry might well be a 
subject of inquiry by the student of heredity, and an occasion for 
the formulation of facts or the creation of a theory. Certain it is, 

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224 John Ward Ihan. [Jolyf 

however, that an ancestry of divines eminent in their day, of states- 
men in the colonial period, of sturdy farmers and artizans, might 
well bring to its descendant those elements of honesty and honor, 
of unselfishness and quiet determination in thought and action, 
which were characteristic of our associate. Such names as those of 
Governor Thomas Dudley of Massachusetts Bay, the Bev. Nathaniel 
Ward of Ipsw^ich, the author of the Simple Cobbler of Agawam and 
the compiler of the Body of Liberties, and the Kev. Michael Wig- 
gles worth of Maiden, the author of the Day of Doom, might well 
excite in the mind of one who realized the indebtedness of the pres- 
ent to the past a pride of ancestry that would incite the moral and 
mental powers of an earnest man to emulation. Nor would the 
humbler names of the men and women w^ho lived and died in the 
exercise of the homely duties of life, brought down through suc- 
cessive generations, be a lesser incentive to a life of useftilness and 

John Ward Dean was the fifth child of six children, the eldest 
of whom died in infancy, of Charles and Patience Tappan (Eangs- 
bury) Dean, and was born in the seaport town of Wiscasset, in the 
District of Maine, March 13, 1815. His original name was John, 
which he retained until 1857, when, while he was residing in 
Boston, it was legally changed to John Ward, to distinguish him 
from others and in memory of his ancestor, the first minister of 

After several removals, apparently seeking for a good opening 
for his business, which was that of a saddler, his father became 
settled at Portland, where he died, January 1, 1829. He is said 
by his son to have "had quite a literaiy taste," and to have been 
" particularly fond of controversial works on religious subjects.** 
These traits were but partially inherited by his son, who, both in 
principle and practice, abstained from disputations. It must be 
remembered that the time was fertile in theological controversies, 
when the separation of Unitarians from Trinitarians, and the in- 
trusion of Methodists and Univcrsalists, with other causes, induced 
a lively agitation in the religious world. 

While his parents were living at Mount Vernon, in Maine, 
where they remained several years, the child, at the age of five 
years, was first sent to school, a man's school in the winter months 
and a woman's school in the summer, in the usual custom of the 
earlier New England days and of the smaller towns down to a 
recent period. 

Upon the removal to Portland, about three years later, he ap- 
pears to have received the first experiences of a helpful school life. 
Of his first master, his recollection in after years seems to have 
been faint, as he could not recall his name with certainty. Of his 
second master, he only says that he was " a very stem but, I think, 
a conscientious man," who died of consumption. Of his third 

1302.] Johm Word Dean. iU 

matter, B^amiB C. Fenuld, he wrole in kind remembrance aftor 
a lapse of thirtj yeara : 

^I Bb&U always remember thii gentlemao with gradtnde. He had a 
rare tact for goTemin^ a schooL and readily obtained hy kindness united 
to firmness that obedience which my former instructors had obtained by 
jtemnffift and severity. He first awakened in my mind a lore of those 
studies that I had heretofore pursued only from a sense of duty.'* 

I place ^rnuch importance upon the underlining of hit in Mr. 
Pean's manuscript, as he seldom italicized in his writing. The 
engagem^it of Master Femald was temporary ; and from his sue* 
ecssor, Samuel Kelly, the boy ^ received kiml treatment." 

In January, 1829, he was transferred to the English High School 

in Portland, which was then opened, where his teacher was the 

fiev. Thomas Tenney, a Trinitarian clergyman. Mr. Tenney was 

an excellent instructor ; but, unfortunately, the boy could remain at 

school but about four months. His father having died, and he 

being a little over fourteen years of age, he was sent as an nppren- 

tioe to the silversmiths trade, which for some reason, not stated, he 

did not long pursue. While seeking some other employment, he 

attended a master's school in another district of Portland, Iiis mother 

having removed from her former residence. Mr. Dean remarks 

tkat this school, like the other grammar schools which he had 

attended, was upon the monitorial system, which was introduced 

into the Portland schools near the year 1825. 

While at school in Portland, a society somewhat similar to the 
later liands of Ho{)e was formed, the members of which were 
pledged to abstain from the use of ardent spirits, tobacco, nnd [)ro- 
fane language. John Dean became its president; and tiiere is 
reason to believe that he never broke the pledge which he took in 
his boyhood. 

In January, 1830, he began to learn the bookbinders' trade, at 
which he worked, apparently in Portland, until August, 1835, 
when he came to Boston, bcins: then a little over twentv vears of 
age. Here he remained about Hfteen months, working at hitj trade, 
most of the time with Seth Goldsmith in Franklin Avenue. The 
next six months were spent in New York and Philadelphia, until 
May, 1837, when the panic of that year j)reventing liim from 
obtaining emj)loynicnt, he returned in a sailing packet to Boston, 
where his mother then lived. 

He remaineil in Boston, working a portion of the time with his 
former employer, Mr. Goldsmith, until November, 1837, when he 
went to Providence, where he found employment with John E. 
Brown, and his successors. Brown & Cady, until June, 1838. 
During the summer following, he travelletl through Massachusetts, 
lihode Island, Connecticut, and eastern New York, in search of 
work, which he obtained at Andover, where he remained during the 
fall. Prom Andover he returned to Providence, where he found 

226 John Ward Dean. [Joly, 

work with William G. Hathaway, who, having been the foreman 
of Mr. Dean's former employers, had established a bookstore and 
bindery, which came to an unfortunate end in 1841, Mr. Dean 
was employed in closing the business of Mr. Hathaway ; and on the 
final settlement, he purchased the tools and began the business of 
bookbinding with George Burgess, under the firm name of Dean & 

The business in Providence was continued until December, 1844, 
when he sold his interest and a portion of the tools to his partner, 
and returned to Boston. Here he began business with his younger 
brother, Jeremiah, as Dean & Co., which was continued first at 
31 Cornhill and afterwards at 12 Water Street. After the with- 
drawal of his brother, in 1848, he remained alone until the close of 
1852, when he relinquished bookbinding and confined his attention 
to a special department of his former business, that of stamping and 
gilding; and in 1869, he formed a co-partnership with William 
Hill, under the style of Dean & Hill, which was continued at 16 
Harvard Place until sometime in 1861, when Mr. Hill retired and 
Jeremiah Dean returned to the business. The brothers removed to 
11 Shoe and Leather Street, where, under the former firm name of 
Dean & Co., they were associated until 1872, when Mr. Dean, 
leaving the business to his brother, retired to assume the Librarian- 
ship of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society. 

I have followed in some degree of detail the early and business 
life of our subject, because it serves to emphasize a part of his 
character, his industry and pertinacity in following the better things 
of life. With a school life of about nine years, nearly one half of 
which appears to have been under unfavorable or at least uncon- 
genial conditions, it was left for his later years to acquire the self- 
education which made him strong in the chosen work of his mature 
life. The labors of a craftsman and the frequent changes of a rest- 
less life are unfavorable to study or reading with a serious purpose. 
They drive one into the use of those hours which to most men are 
seasons of pleasure or rest. There must of necessity have been in 
the life of Mr. Dean many nights in which, with the enthusiasm and 
lack of self-consciousness which the real student feels, he forgot the 
weakness of a tired body and gained mental strength in the world 
of life and light which books 0[)ened to him. By no other means 
could he have developed his naturally retentive mind and given it 
the capacity for the work which gave him the honorable position 
which in after life he held among historical students. His love of 
reading and his progress in the obtaining of means to gratify that 
love are best told in his own words, written in 1869 : 

" In my youth, I was very fond of reading. Everything that came in 
my way, from sermons, history, and travels to poetry and novels interested 
me. I had bat little chance for selection, for my father, though decidedly 
of a literary taste, had but a small library, nor had any of my acqimntances 

1902.] John Ward Dean. 227 

many books. A sister of my paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dorcas Tyler of 
Portland, had a set of the Athenaeum, published at Boston by Messrs. 
Monroe & Francis, in numbers. This work consisted of selections from 
ISnglish periodicals and resembled in its character the Living Age. When 
I was about eleven years old, I borrowed the monthly numbers of this 
work, one or two at a time, and read them all through with eagerness, 
though many of the articles were, I presume, far beyond my comprehen- 
sion. I do not remember, however, of feeling any lack of interest in them. 

** I was always fond of poetry, and read everything, good, bad, and in- 
different, that I could find in the school books, hymn books, and news- 
papers that I met with. One of the first volimies of poetry that I remem- 
ber reading was Rogers's Poems, containing the Pleasures of Memory and 
others. It was published by Evert Duyckinck of New York, father of the 
authors of the Cyclopajdia of American Literature. I remember that I 
was puzzled by the name " Duyckinck," and could not imagine how it 
could be pronounced. The Night Thoughts by Dr. Young and Thomp- 
son's Seasons followed soon after ; and while I was an apprentice I pur- 
chased a copy of Aiken's British Poets. My favorite in that volume was 
Milton's Paradise Lost. 

" After I went to the bookbinding business, I had Iwoks enough to read 
and was able to make a selection. 1 read most of the Waverley Novels. I 
also read much in the periodicals of the day, including the British quarter- 
lies and the North American and the American Quarterly Reviews. 
Though I had access to books and could have the privilege of reading 
almost anything I desired, this did not satisfy me, and I began to collect 
a library of my own." 

The range of books which, at first, came within his reach may 
seem dull to a reader of to-day ; but it furnished mental food such 
as the healthy-minded youth craved. It was far better thau most 
of the literature of the opening years of the twentieth century, when 
commercialism has invaded and holds so prominent a place in the 
world of letters, ofFering boundless prospects of reward to the tyro 
and the pretender and little to the real student. 

The literary life of Mr. Dean appears to have begun in earnest about 
the time of his becoming a member of the New-England Historic 
Genealogical Society, in 1850, although he had prepared an article 
upon the Deane Family, which, with large additions by William 
Reed Deane, appeared in the Register of October, 1849. He 
seems to have possessed at that time a knowledge of local and 
family history which gave him, at once, a prominent place in the 
small and earnest coterie which had gathered under the charter of 
the first society to enter the broad field of investigation that compre- 
hends individual and family, as well as local and national, history. 
For such investigation the self-training of his natural tastes had 
prepared him, and he began to take an active part in the affairs of 
the Society. He became a member of the Committee on Publica- 
tions in December, 1854, for which his critical knowledge had emi- 
nently fitted him, and he remained upon that committee until death. 
He was treasurer, 1855-1857 ; recording secretary, August, 1857- 

i^B -John Wkti JDeM^ [July» 

January, 1858 ; corresponding gecretafy, 1859-*1862 ; a directof^ 
with two brief intervals, 1855-1889 ; and a member of the cbuneil 
from 1893 to the time of his death. Besides these offices, he ren- 
dered valuable services on other permanent and special committees. 

In 1872, upon his retirement irom business, he became more 
closely identified with the Society as its librarian, in which position 
he remained until his death, with the exception of a period of three 
years, during which he gave his time and energy to the affairs of 
the Register. In this connection, none ever gave a larger or mord 
helpful service. He knew his books as he knew his friends. He 
could accept one with reliance or another with caution, for they 
were known to him in all their several degrees of worth. His 
acquaintance with the sources of historical knowledge and his skill 
in discrimination were so freely used for the benefit of all who came 
to him and were so exact that he seemed to be a living and thinking 
index to the material around him, rather than its custodian and the 
conservator of the shelves upon which it rested. 

It was not alone his knowledge of printed books that gave him 
eminence in his place. An intimate knowledge of the records and 
traditions of the past had so imbued him with the spirit of the early 
days that the men of the old time were revivified in his mind, and 
that which he knew and saw of them he gave to others. It has 
been said of him : ^' Probably there is no man to-day living in New 
England who knows New England men of the seventeenth century 
quite so thoroughly as did John Ward Dean." 

It may truly be said of him that, building upon the foundations 
laid by his early associates, it was left for him to strengthen the 
Society in the pursuit of its purposes and to increase its influence, 
at home and abroad, by beneficial affiliations gained by personal 
acquaintance and correspondence. It was his happy lot, by a con- 
junction of will and ability with a favorable opportunity, to spend 
more than a quarter of a century of his life in a pursuit which was 
a pleasure to himself and a benefit to others. 

The direct literary work of Mr. Dean which remains to us is far 
less than that which he contributed to the work of others. One 
who knew him and his work most closely has said of him : ** A 
great part of his energy has gone into the work of others where his 
hand is not visible." Thus, while pouring his great historical 
knowledge into editorial notes and enlarging the material of others, 
he found occasion to contribute but two volumes to the permanent 
historical literature of New England. 

In a Memoir of the Rev. Nathaniel Ward, 1868, and the Me- 
moir of Rev. Michael Wigglesworth, 1871, with the loving hand 
of a descendant he wrote of the life and works of two literary lights 
of early New England with a discriminating use of material and a 
manner which may well render those volumes models for future 
writers. His style is straightforward ; his story is bare of suppo- 

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sitions and theories, compact with facts. The niceties of language 
seldom appear, and his composition has little of ornament ; but for 
a lucid presentation of his subject and its elucidation a beftter style 
cannot readily be found. 

Besides these volumes, a number of pamphlets and shorter articles 
upon historical and biographical subjects, mostly reprints from the 
pages of the Register, make the sum of the printed original work 
of Mr. Dean. A careful and apparently complete bibliography 
of his writings and editorial work is appended to a brief sketch of 
the author in the Genealogical Advertiser of December, 1899. 

As has been stated, the work of Mr. Dean as an editor far ex- 
ceeded that as an author. It is not easy to separate him as a 
Librarian from his connection with the Register. For nearly fifty 
years, as a member of the Committee on Publications and as editor, 
his influence and care were given to ensure its success. The uni- 
formity of its high character and the steadiness of its devotion to its 
special purposes through so many years are most largely due to him. 
Able and devoted workers, as Samuel Gardner Drake and others, 
were before him, who gave the magazine that prestige which it has 
never lost ; and there were able workers with him. There was a 
rare unity of purposes and methods among these men, with which 
Mr. Dean was in accord, and to which he was always loyal. 

In 1859, Samuel Gardner Drake having temporarily relinquished 
the editorship of the Register, William Blake Trask, William 
Henry Whitmore, and John Ward Dean were associated as an edi- 
torial committee, and edited the volumes of that and the following 
year. Upon the final retirement of Mr. Drake, succeeding num- 
bers were edited by members of the Committee on Publications, 
that for October, "1862, the four numbers of 1863, and the July and 
October numbers of 1864, being by Mr. Dean. 

With the volume for 1876, the long term of his editorship began, 
following the eight years of service of Albert Harrison Hoyt ; and 
the succeeding volumes, under the careful supervision which they 
received, have constantly maintained the standard which the founders 
of the periodical aimed to have firmly established to ensure its high 
rank in historical literature. A brief notice on the cover of the 
Bumber for April, 1901, marked the close of a long and honorable 
service, and although Mr. Dean's name appears as editor until his 
death the work was performed by another. 

In 1856, while the editorship and practically the continuance of 
the Register was in question, Charles Benjamin Richardson, then 
a member of a firm of publishers in Boston, made a proposal to 
publish that periodical with the late William Henry Whitmore as 
editor. This was a matter in which Mr. Richardson and Mr. 
Whitmore appear to have been quite earnest. Mr. Drake had been 
induced to retain his position as editor under certain conditions ; 
and the members of the committee to which the matter was referred 

230 John Ward Dean. [July, 

for settlement were, with the exception of Mr. Dean, equally 
divided in their opinions. It remained, therefore, subjeot to his 
casting vdte, which, from considerations of justice, he did not hesi- 
tate to give in favor of Mr. Drake, because, as he wrote, " it did 
not seem to me to be right for another person to reap the fruit of his 
labor while he had the least desire to do so himself; besides, we 
could judge from the past what Mr. Drake's management of the 
Register would be." 

In a manner characteristic of him, he readily sympathized with 
Messrs. Richardson and Whitmore, who were deeply disappointed 
at the outcome. As a compensation, after leaving the meeting at 
which the business had been settled, in the street doorway of 26 
Bromfield Street, he proposed the plan of a new periodical, the 
details of which had long been cherished in his mind. Mr. Dean 
wrote : 

" The principal feature of the work proposed was that it should be a 
medium of intercommunication for historical societies and students through- 
out the United States ; that, instead of being the organ of a single associ- 
ation, as the Register was, it should be the organ of all the societies of 
that character in the country, and should contain abstracts of their pro- 
ceedings, as the Gentleman's Magazine did for the English societies, and 
also the most important papers read before them. I told them that I 
thought that the standing of such a work would be quite as high as that 
of the Register, and that, if it should be made more of a popular and 
literary character, it would suit Mr. Whitmore's taste better." 

The conversation was continued aloufj \Vashin<jton Street to his 
place of business in Harvard Place, and after a discussion of an 
hour or more, plans were made to obtain the approbation of leading 
historical writers and students of American history. 

Thus was born the Historical Magazine, which, under several 
changes of management, for nearly nineteen years filled a place in 
the historical literature of America which had never been occupied. 

Mr. Whitmore, who was a young man with the instincts of an 
enthusiastic student, which were afterwards productive of much 
good historical work, was obliged by business considerations to 
forego his editorial plans ; and the first fourteen numbers of the new 
magazine were edited by Mr. Dean, without compensation. Mr. 
Whitniore's name appeared as the associate editor on the first num- 
ber, but after writing the introduction he requested to be relieved, 
before it was sent to the press. 

In a circumstantial statement of his connection with the Historical 
Magazine, which is among Mr. Dean's impers, is a passage which 
is worthy of reproduction here, as it states a rule to which he rigidly 
adhered in his editorial work, and reveals a feature of his character 
which was well known to his associates. 

" When I took charge of the magazine, I determined that while I had 
the control of its pages they should be devoted to urbanity as well as to 

1902.] John Ward Bean. 231 

truth and justice ; that while I would not allow any historical fact to be 
suppressed because it was distasteful to my readers, I would, at the same 
time, insist that this fact should not be presented in an unnecessarily harsh 
and irritating form. In doing this, I considered that I was advancing the 
cause of truth itself ; for my experience had been that heated discussions, 
written as well as oral, are as a general rule more productive of error than 
of truth ; that, generally, at the close of such discussions the parties are 
left farther apart in their views than they were at the beginning ; and that, 
not infrequently, it is the case that both are left farther from the truth." 

On another occasion he wrote : 

"To bring to the surface and magnify the calumnies and unjust sur- 
mises, which time has allowed to subside,^ as a means of obtaining the 
truth in history or biography, is no more rational than to stir up the mud 
at the bottom of a stream as a means of obtaining clear water. Not but 
that even in historic filth there may be pearls of truth that should be 
sought for. The danger is that this sediment will be accumulated until it 
colors the well authenticated facts in history." 

While he was a rigorous critic, looking always for the plain 
truth, he was careful in his treatment of the errors of others. He 
knew how imperfect material or errors in original authorities might 
mislead the most faithful student, and he was most likely to find 
an excuse for the misconception or the inaccurate statement. In 
such matters, his loyalty to his old friends and associates was most 
marked, and he viewed with pain any approach to triumph in the 
discovery of their errors. To one who had found a misstatement, 
and with some self-gratulation had shown it to him with a critical 
note prepared for publication, he said, looking doubtfully at the 

criticism, '' Mr. was a wonderfully patient and painstaking 

man and did more for history in New England than all of us 

In December, 1857, Samuel Gardner Drake and Mr. Dean, in a 
conversation, considered the plan of a society for the mutual publi- 
cation of rare books and original manuscripts relating to American 
history. At Mr. Drake's suggestion, Mr. Dean prepared the draft 
of a constitution, which with some slight amendments was adopted ; 
and the society was organized. May 25, 1858, as the Prince Society 
for Mutual Publication. It was chartered in 1874 as the Prince 
Society, John Ward Dean, John Wingate Thornton, Edmund Far- 
well Shifter, and Charles Wesley Tuttle being the specific charter 
members. Mr. Drake was the first president of the society ; and 
Mr. Dean was its corresponding secretary until 1863, when he 
became a vice-president; and in 1870 he succeeded to the presi- 
dency, which he retained for ten years, becoming a second time a 
vice-president. In these positions, he was continuously an officer 
of the society from its organization to his death. Continuing a 
work which had been begun by his friend, the late Charles Wesley 
Tuttle, he edited for the Prince Society, Captain John Mason, the 

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Fonnder of New Hampflhire, 1887, in a voliuiie whoae referenoes 
and illofltrative foot-notes give ample evidence of his 
industry and the extent and variety of his historical knowledge. 

While the Prince Society with its notable series of books was 
doing a good service for historical students by the printing of rare 
books and ancient manuscripts, Mr. Dean saw that a broadening of 
its field of action might be of a still larger benefit ; and in 1866, 
he proposed that its rules should be changed so that it could under- 
take the publication of original works illustrative of American his- 
tory. The desirability of such a change had been forced upon him 
by the di£Bculty which some authors of works of merit, appealing 
most to students, had found in obtaining publishers. There was 
some opposition from several officers of the Society, apparently for 
the reason that the field already occupied was large and that it was 
wiser to concentrate the energies of the Society rather than to scat- 
ter and perhaps weaken them. A club complementaiy to the Prince 
Society, under the name of the Mather Club, was then proposed, 
and a constitution was drawn by ^Ir. Dean ; but his business and 
other duties appearing to claim his entire time, he abandoned the 
plan of that which otherwise might have been a successful and bene- 
ficial organization. 

The Mather Club had been proposed as an adjunct of the New* 
England Historic Genealogical Society ; and in 1868, the proposal 
was renewed by Mr. Dean, with a constitution under the name of 
the Drake Club. The object of this organization was to be ^ the 
publication of books and documents illustrating the history, biogra- 
phy, and genealogy of America." Incidentally, the printing of 
volumes of sketches of deceased members of the Society was con- 
templated ; and the printing of inscriptions in the Boston burial 
grounds was among the objects which he wished to accomplish. 
This appears to have failed, largely by reason of a pre^xistent 
publication fund, the Towne Memorial Fund, which had been 
established, in 1864, by William Blanchard Towne, which was 
afterwards enlarged by Mr. Towne and has furnished five volumes 
of valuable biographical sketches. 

The next year, ever earnest in his efforts to enlarge the field of 
historical studies, we find him proposing an Index to New England 
Biography, a desideratum, the preparation of which some future 
compiler may undertake, and which should prove as useful to his- 
torical students and others as Poole's Index to Periodical Literature 
has been to general scholars and readers. These matters show how 
active was his mind and how fertile he was in expedients to advance 
the study of New England history, even under the pressure of 
a business which often prevented him from following those pursuits 
which were to him as a second nature* 

A review of the life of Mr. Dean comes to me as a personal 
matter ; and with the tendencies that come with advancing years, 

19(^.] John Wkrd Bean. 233 

i associate him with the earlier members of the Society and the 
jears when I first knew him, rather than with the later years; 
for he gained his position in the companionship of those men 
whose energy and foresight laid the foundations of the Society* 
They cleared the way of prejudices; they marked the path for 
those who should come after them ; and they met and over- 
came difficulties of which the men of to-day have little know- 
ledge. One by one, those men passed away, while he held his 
place, not by the tenure of possession, but by the stronger ten- 
ure of natural fitness, to an age beyond tiie attainment of most men^ 
when he quietly passed irom us, leaving a little remnant of thesis 
who could speak of him as they saw him by the light of eai^ly 
firiendship and a lifelong companionship^ 

It may not be improper in a ilesultory sketch like the present to 
epeak of the impression which Mr. Dean, when in the fulness of 
his mental and physical powers, made upon a young man, who 
with more of enthusiasm than of experience was privileged to meet 
him often in the almost forgotten room of the Society in Bromfield 
Street. He was then nearing the age of fifty years. His thought'^ 
fnl face, his large frame, and a certiUn deliberation in his move- 
ments made him a marked figure wherever he went. Among his 
associates in the affairs of the Society, he seemed a leader by careful 
advice and words of caution. The spirit of opposition, even in 
appearance, he seemed to shun, except as it might be shown in 
quiet arguments and statements of facts. He aimed to preserve to 
build upon, and was never willing to abandon or destroy to rebuild. 

He was, first and last, a man of facts in all his ways ; and wheti 
a matter was in question, no play nor efibrt of the imagination led 
him astray. He did not work ov^r elaborate theories nor did he 
jump at conclusions. A fact was a thing to be observed and 
respected wherever it might lead. His doubts were always ex- 
pressed ot implied, and when he made a statement without a quali- 
fication or a doubt expressed he was an unwise man who did not 
accept it as a fact. 

His life seemed to reflect his mental characteristics. He knew the 
realities of life and valued them as he knew and valued facts ; and all 
his ways were guided by that knowledge. Deliberate in thought 
and action as in motion, he scanned his path with care and made few 
mistakes. The pleasant things of life that came to him were enjoyed 
with a quiet dignity that got from them all that they could give* 
The obstacles and real trials of life were met with a patience and 
self-possession that carried him over and beyond them. 

The humorous side of things he saw as one sees it who knows it as a 
welcome contrast to the more sober and severer side with which he 
is roost intimate ; and his quiet enjoyment of a healthy joke or a 
ludicrous situation was of%en mode apparent to those who knew him 
best, but was rarely^ if ever, seen by a transient acquaintance. 

234 John Ward Dean. [July, 

It always seemed as if his inner life were sweet and clean, full of 
consideration for all men and of the most intense loyalty to his 
iriends, of serene thought and a constant recognition of the claims 
of duty. 

The witnesses to his honesty and the integrity of his private char- 
acter are all with whom he came in contact during his long life. 
One who enjoyed an intimate acquaintance with him for more than 
fifty years, and who was his companion and co-laborer in eminent 
service for the Society, has testified that he never saw in him ^ an 
act, or the semblance of an act, that savored of anything in oppo- 
sition to uprightness of character." 

/The religion of Mr. Dean was to him an innate part of the spirit, 
and not a matter of creeds and of outward demonstration. It dwelt 
within the inner man and came out to the world as it influenced his 
daily walk in life, tempering his acts with justice, and with consid- 
eration for the rights of his fellow men and pity for their errors. 
Outwardly, he was identified with the Unitarian denomination, and 
until the weakness of the first days of his sickness prevented, he was 
a constant attendant upon its services. 

Mr. Dean became a member of the Boston Young Men's Phrenologi- 
cal Society in 1836, indicating that a habit of investigation was grow- 
ing in the early years of his manhood, although he had not entered 
upon the lines which he afterwards followed. After his connection 
with the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, and when his 
reputation as an antiquary began to extend, honors of membership 
began to flow in upon him. The long list shows the names of more 
than thirty local and state historical societies in America and of 
societies in Europe which gave him membership ; and with him mem- 
bership was often of an active nature. Of the American Statistical 
Association, of which he became a fellow in 1858, he was recording 
secretary for a number of years, and later one of its vice presidents. 
Recognizing his services in the field of history, Dartmouth College 
gave him the honorary degree of A.M. in 1869. 

The portrait which accompanies this sketch is from the original 
by J. Harvey Young; which was painted in 1888. It was presented 
to the New-England Historic Genealogical Society by Samuel Went- 
worth in behalf of his brother, Hon. John Wentworth, of Chicago, 
and now hangs in its library. 

Mr. Dean was married, June 29, 1853, to Lydia, daughter of 
John Scottow and Abigail (Dean) Emerson. During the first five 
years of their married life they resided in Boston ; and in April, 1861, 
they found a permanent home in Medford, where he died and where 
Mrs. Dean still resides. 

To few is it given to maintain a life of earnest work and useful- 
ness to the age of fourscore years ; to fewer still, to carry that work 
to the limit of years to which Mr. Dean attained by the help of a 
good constitution and a pure life. Though the weakness of advanc- 

1902.] Charlestown Mill Pond. 235 

ing years made fi>r a while less hours and a little less care grateful 
to him, and caused him to rely to some extent upon the assistance 
of others, he sustained his editorial responsibility until the time for 
the preparation of the Register for April, 1901, when, as has been 
stated, a brief notice marked the close of his earthlv work. 

I think the manner of character and the habits of life of Mr. Dean 
kept him youthful until the days when the infirmities of the body 
overcame the strength of the inner man. And even then it hanlly 
seemed a decay that came to him, but rather a fading away of the 
powers of the mind and a quiet falling away of the powers of the 
earthly man until, on January 22, 1902, he fell asleep, 

" Like one who wraps the drapery of his coach 
About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams.*' 


By Ika C. Hbrset, A.B., of Boston, Ma»s. 

The Charlestown Mill Pond was a tidal pond lying just south of 
the Neck and between the natural shore line west of Main Street, 
Charlestown, on the ea:»t, and the shore line of what was until re- 
cently the McLean Asylum grounds, on the west. A dam was 
built between these lines, running from a point about where the 
junction of Mill Street and Kuthcrford Avenue now is, in a north- 
westerly direction, by an irregular line to the opposite shore. 

The northwesterly part of the cove thus enclosed extended up 
back of the " Koad to Cambridge," this portion gradually narrowing 
into a creek, the remains of which can still be seen back of what is 
now lloland Street. 

The Mills were built at the Southeasterly extremity of the Pond, 
by the dam ; Mill Lane, now Mill Street, leading to them. The 
exact year in which the dam and Mills were built is not known, but 
from a lease of the Mills to John Fownell, recorded with Massa- 
chusetts Archives,* and from the inventory of the estate of Thomas 
Coytmore, in which an interest " in ye new mill *' is mentioned, 
both dated 1645, it is certain that the Mills and Pond existed at 
that date. 

There is no record to show the source of the grant of the flats 
covered by the Pond, or to whom it was made ; from the action 
of the Town of Charlestown, however, in granting in fee certain out- 
lying lands to the Mill owners, presumably to aid in building the 

• Mass. Archives, Vol. 59, p. 22. 

S86 Oharh9toum Milt Pond. [J^ 

Mills, and from subsequent acts in granting assistance to the 
there is little, if any, doubt that the grant was from the Town.* 

Frothingham snjs that Major Sedgwick and Deacon Stetson nn-» 
doubtedly built the Mills, f and if this is true they most have dis-r 
posed of a part of their interests soon afterwards, for in the above 
mentioned lease to Fownell, dated 11th, 10 month, 1642, they de- 
scribed themselves as ^part owners of the Mills lately set up Ia 
Charlestown," and executed the lease ^ in the name of the rest." 
This lease is interesting as being the first recorded instrument le* 
lating to the Mills. 

Thomas Coytmore, who died in 1645, owned a two-eighths ni-p 
tercst in the Mills. From the records in the Middlesex Kegistiy 
of Probate, it appears that Katherine Coytmore, mother of Thomas 
Coytmore, owned an eighth interest in 1658, — Captain John Allen 
an eighth in 1672, and Solomon Phipps an eighth in 1670.J As 
no conveyance or devise of any interest in the Mills running to either 
Thomas or Katherine Coytmore, Allen, or Phipps can be found, it is 
probable that they were either original part owners with Sedgwick and 
Stetson, or became interested very soon after the Mills were built. 

Assuming that these six persons were originally interested in the 
Mills, their respective shares were probably as follows : Sedgwick 
one eighth ; Stetson two eighths ; Thomas Coytmore two eighths ; 
Katherine Coytmore one eighth; Allen one eighth; Phipps one 
eighth. Starting with these proportional interests, the chain of 
title to the Mill Pond can be run, with but very few lapses, to the 
Boston & Maine Railroad, the present owner, as successor in title 
to the Eastern Kailroad, which purchased the property in 1872. 

All of these original owners were prominent in the affairs of 
Charlestown or of the Colony. Sedgwick became an inhabitant in 
1636, and at once ranked as one of the influential men of the town 
and C^)lony. He held several public civil offices, and was the lead- 
ing military man in the community as well ; in 1641 he commanded 
the "Castle;" was Major-Gencral in 1652; in-1654 he commanded 
an expedition against the French Forts in Nova Scotia ; and in 1 655 
he was sent by Cromwell in command of an expedition to Jamaica,, 
where he died in 1656. He was an ancestor of Hon. Theodore 
Sedgwick, Si>eaker of the United States House of Representatives 
during the 6th Congress, and member of the Supreme Judicial Court 
of Massachusetts, 1802-1813. 

Stetson was an inhabitant in 1632, was a deacon in the Church,, 
was several times a representative in the General Court, and promi- 
nent in town affairs. He was one of the Trustees named in the mar- 
riage settlement between Martha Coytmore and Governor Winthrop. 

♦ Middx. Deeds, Lib. 14, fo. 38; Cha^lcsto^nl Records, Vol. vi, p. 93, and Vol. vii, p. 

t Frothiiigham's History of Charlestown, Note 3, p. 103. 

t See will of each, dated 21^^ 2* mo. 1658, Feb. 1, 167M, and May 24^ 1670, ro- 

1902.] Okartestown Mill Pond. 237 

Thomas Cojtmore was a sea captain, became an inhabitant in 
I6369 owned considerable real estate and was early interested in 
bciilding Mills, as appears by votes* recorded in the town records, 
and was otherwise prominent in town affairs. He was lost at sea in 
1645. Winthrop, in his History of New England,! speaks of him 
as " a right Godly man and an expert seaman." His widow, Mar- 
tha, married Governor Winthrop, and after Winthrop's death, John 
Coggan. She appears to have been much addicted to wedded life, 
and after the death of her third husband, is said to have committed 
suicide, owing to disappointment regarding a contemplated fourth 

Katherine Coytmore died in 1659, and by her will left to the four 
children of her " son-in-law Will Ting ♦ ♦ ♦ my eight part of ye 
mill which John Fownell holds in Charlestoune." Sirs. Coytmore 
may have been apprehensive that some of her legatees would be dis- 
satisfied with her will, for she provides that if any of them *'be not 
content with this my will " and " shall vex either of my two execu- 
trixesses," then such one shall be cut off with ^*five shillings and no 
more." One of these legatees, Elizabeth Tyng, married Thomas 
Brattle, and their son Thomas was afterwards Treasurer of Harvard 

John Allen, an inhabitant in 1639, was a sea captain. Solomon 
Phipps was an inhabitant as early as 1641. Both owned consider- 
able real estate, and Phipps must have had some interest in ship- 
ping, as by his will he leaves to his son Joseph " what part I have 
in any vessels." 

From these original owners the Mills passed, with many changes 
and adversities, through the possession of almost innumerable owners, 
some of whom had only small undivided interests, to the Proprietors 
of the Middlesex Canal, who purchased the entire property in 1803. 

Between 1708 and 1713, John Webb and his son Samuel, mil- 
lers, purchased all the different interests, although they disposed of 
some of them soon after purchasing, so that they did not at any one 
time own the entire mill property. It is interesting to note that, in 
1716, Samuel Webb mortgaged three-eighths of the mills for £175 
to the commissioners appointed by an Act of the General Court 
"for making and remitting £100,000 in bills of credit on this 
Province." The principal owners after the Webbs were John 
Watts, Samuel Belknap, Benjamin Stokes, Robert Temple, William 
Paine, and Thomas Adams. 

Probably the proverbial calm of a mill pond has no application 
to the incidents of ownership ; at all events it did not apply to this 
particular pond sufficiently to ensure quiet and peace to the owners, 
or immunity from the hazards of war and loss by fire and decay to 

• VoU of 29. 11 mo., 1640. Vote of 27, 6 mo., IWl. 

t Vol. 2, p. 239. 

X See Letter of Rev. John Davenport, 3 Mass. Hist. Soc. Collections, z, p. 45. 

^Aa CittAat'.'B^ MSI Pimd. 'Jair, 

W»tr.*. wi» L-rii o«rs3:2 a. pitrs •:< tie * •jtisc lilli a tTMriescs>wTi,~ 
f>f f a e.^i:i>'/f: r^t^r^siiHisi&z dkU cue MT&» * v£II ScMvttr RequR a 

\u I7t2. A'fA2»n ^V*>r/, wityw *A r^icuxi Webb, addressed a 

^r%S a 2^ I ^'.'iKuttt»V0\rr in bi aa»l r'>r hi:* iiiai<«t^ PpOTiDee ot 
iri«*<+*fi»ItiA fcaj — To tL-r H'jcocrx^-Je ka isajesses Comuol and 
To th^ W'fTk^nziifX*! the Hoa*e ^--f Bepres«rntitiT€«,~ represendng that 
lh^, cr>;!U vitii ocber boOdins:* owihed bT ^famod Webb at hk de- 
rf^zA^, %TH " Kuhnc-tu and oat ot repair,* and pnying for leare to sell 
fr>r t(*^ (j^c^r£t of the b^ir§, statmg that in ea^e of delaj the buildings 
" mv^X \i%YYfztk to \^ blcnm Down or fall «o mach to EVcaT that the 
Iiftir* mi'/tit be fxreat SaSWrer* br the Violent winds and 3eas.~t 

In 1 77'>, a part of the mill^ were destroyed bj the Britkh Shells, $ 
ztA the r'-rnainder were bumod hj the Americans the following 
v^r.i Probsiblv the Dam and Mills were not rebaih for several 
yr^r*, as the inventr>ry of the estate of WiUiam Paine, filed Janoaiy 
I'ith, IT'*?, in'-lu'l'-s the "remains of an old mil* Dam, Stone cellar, 
<U:. i»\uuit(: ii[»{i»:r end of Charlcfftown," and ir i deed dated in 1792 
^Mid'lx. I>'-*rd-, Vol. 107, p. 12;, reference is made to a "way 
laid out to where the mill.-* formerlv storHl.'' 

Til'; fir-t lit!;^'ition corK:eming the Mills arose over title to the part 
of ilic e-jt-'.te of Thomas T'ovtia >re which he devised to his son. On 
tlie ttmrrhi'^/'. of his widow, Martha, */ Governor Winthrop, the 
^od'm ^-liure was, with " the gor>d likir ^ of said Winthrop," put in 
triHt for the son'rf l>enefit.j| This son died during minority, and his 
inten-ftt in the estate of his fathefr ,:a8 claimed by Elizabeth Brattle 
and the other children of Eliza ' th Tvucr a sister of Covtmore 
senior, on the groun<l that the estate descended to them instead of 
to tlie mother, who, after the dc ith of her second husband, Governor 
Winthrop, liad married John Coggan. The pleadings on both sides, 
with long nrgiiinents, and extended accounts of business transactions 

• litr. of tlu' (;rrn. foiirt, Vol. ' , p. 176. 

■f M'lMM. An'hivi'M, Vol. 18, l)p. « -68. 

J William I'aiiu*, one of the ow'rtSrH of the mills at this time, claimed damages for 
th«- io-m of ri;'lil hiiildiii^M including '* a mill house with 2 grist mills," and " a wharf, 
iind ir,nU'H Uttiu; mill pond." 'nunewell's Century of Town Life, Charlestown, p. 151. 

4 ••A mimlxT of Ijouhch [-a Mill Village at the ** Neck "1 even remained for six 
montliN, and a ft'.w for a loin^er time, and were used hy the Isritish, as is shown in a 
IrMir of Uinerul WuHhington to Jos. Keed, Jan. It, 1/76, where it is stated that a few 
nij^litH ln'fure (Jan. 8) * t party under Minor Knowlton crossed upon the mill dam ♦ • • 
tlw night litMug (lurk, anil Met fire to and burnt down eight out of the fourteen [houses] 
whlrh were etiindlng, and which we found they [the British] were dailv pulling down 
t\,v Iml.' •• (Ilun vell'M (Jcntury of Town Life, p. 12.) 

II MnNH. ( \)urt It ^rdi, Vol. 2, p. 199. 

1 902. ] Charlestown Mill Pond. 239 

between the parties interested and their respective families, are re- 
corded with Massachusetts Archives.* Final decision was rendered 
by the General Court held at Boston, Oct. 14, 1656, as follows : 

'* The Court having heard & considered the whole Case betweene m"^ 
Bratle and the daughters of Cap* Ting against m' John Coggan Concerning 
the estate of Thomas Coytmore the only sonne of m'^ Thomas Coytmore late 
of charles Toune who dying in his minoritje the estate Remayneth in the 
hands of martha the relict of the sd Thomas Cojtmore now wife of m' Jn** 
Coggan vnto whom this Court doth Continue the sajd estate l)oth of lands 
and goods and doth hereby Order that the sd m"^ Coggan in Consideration 
thereof doe within sixe months pay or cawse to be pajd to the sajd M*^ 
Bratle and to the three other children of Cap* ^7^^ ^w® hundred pounds 
that is to say to euery one of them fiuety pounds." f 

In 1796, the Town of Charlestown took possession " by twig and 
by turf" of the " Mill Pond, dam marsh and beach in behalf and for 
the use of said town,"f and at a meeting of the Selectmen on May 1, 
1797, it was voted *'That Messrs. Hawkins and Gorham be a com- 
mee to keep the town in possession of the mill pond if possible. "§ 
The records do not show any further action on the part of the 
town, and there is no indication of the ground on which its claim 
was based. Perhaps the last words of the town's vote were pro- 
phetic of faUurc, or the town may have waived its claim whatever it 
may have been ; at all events, the owners of record retained title 
against all claimants except the Commonwealth, which obtained 
judgment for a part of the interests of Benjamin Stokes, in 171)8.|1 

Stokes died in 1756, owning an interest in the mills which he de- 
vised to his only child, Rebecca, and in 1765, this interest was 
deeded by Daniel Munjoy, who described himself as the grandson of 
Benjamin Stokes and only son of Stokes's daughter, to John GouldlT 
and William Paine,** who were appointed executors of Stokes's will. 
After Paine's death, his son-in-law Thomas Adams was appointed 
administrator of the Stokes's estate. There was some dispute and 
litigation in connection with the settlement of this estate, and in 
1796, the Commonwealth, by James Sullivan, Attorney General, 
brought a bill in the Supreme Court against Richard Frothingham 
and others, who, in the meanwhile, had purchased the mills, for 
the "recovery of seizen and possession of one moiety of certain 
mills and appurtenances situated in Charlestown of which estate 
one Benjamin Stokes died seized," and which it was alleged had 
escheated to the Commonwealth for want of heirs. The Com- 

♦ Mass. Archives, Vol. 15B, pp. 18.5-204. 
t Records of the General Court, Vol. 4, p. 237. 
Charlestown Records, Vol. ix, p. 408. 
Charlestown Records, Vol. ix, p. 418. 

Commonwealth va Frothingham et al., Supreme Judicial Court, Middx. County, 
1 1 "8« 

S Gould's daughter, Sarah, married Rev. John Troutbcck, assistant Rector of King's 
Chapel, and a Royalist. 

•• Middx. Deeds, Lib. 64, fo. 34. 

VOL. LVL 16 

240 Charlestowu Mill Pond. [ Julj, 

moD wealth obtained judgment, in May, 1798, and subsequently 
leased its interest thus acquired to the propri^ors of the Middlesex 

There have been a number of claims made at different times by 
owners of land abutting upon the pond, that their respective titles 
ran to the centre of the creek, that is, that the flats lying between 
the upland and the creek and which were exposed at low tide, or 
rather would have been if the dam had not held back the water, be- 
longed to the respective owners of the upland ; but the owners of 
the mill pond have always successfully defended their title against 
these claimants. 

In the early deeds, the premises conveyed are described as the 
'' houses. Edifices, Buildings, Head wears, mill dams, mill ponds 
bank with timber, soyl and earth thereof, and all mill poolls, ponds, 
streams, waters, water courses, Rivers, fflats. Beach, Fishings, etc. 
to sd mill belonging, or therewith now used, occupied or enjoyed," 
or by similar words. The Mills are variously described as the 
Charlestown Tide Mills," "the Water Mills in Charlestown," the 
Grist Water Mills," the "Come Mills," " Charlestown Mills," etc. 
In a deed dated 1693, they are described as the ^ Grist Water Mill 
commonlv called or known bv the name of Charlestoune Mill ; " and 
in a deed given in 1732, as "two certain water Grist mills," etc. 

On the rebuilding of the mills after the Revolutionary war, there 
was a saw as well as a grist mill. Mahogany timber was sawed 
here in large quantities, the logs being stored in the pond. It is 
said that many of these logs would sink into the mud at low tide, 
and are now buried there, " enough," one old resident has stated " to 
pay for all the land in the pond if they were dug up ; " probably 
this opinion is not strictly conservative at present valuations, though 
doubtless one mahogany log would far exceed in value many of the 
chestnut railroad sleepers with which the former area of the old mill 
pond is now covered. This saw mill was discontinued about 1859, 
and the grist mill about 1871 or 18712 ; the latter having been run 
about two hundred and twenty-five years, if various short periods of 
idleness are ignored, the longest of which probably followed the de- 
struction of the mills in 1775-6. 

In 1803, the entire mill property was bought by the Middlesex 
Canal Company, and from this time the uses to which the pond was 
put were entirely changed. Heretofore, it had been controlled by 
the millers, who could draw it down as low as they chose ; now, 
however, it became a sort of a freight depot for the Canal Company, 
a storjige basin for tow boats and also for large rafts of logs and ship 
spars, and the use of the pond by the millers was subservient to 
these uses made by the Canal Company. A floating tow path was 
built along the easterly side of the pond, and in 182(3, this was super- 
seded by one made of solid filling, which is now within the limits of 
Rutherford Avenue. Freight of all kinds came down the canal, in- 

1902.] Bennetts of Lancaster ^ Mass. 241 

eluding large quantities of logs and spars from New Hampshire, 
via the Merrimac River, most of which was stored in the pond until 
wanted! the pond at times being half covered with logs. Con- 
siderable of the ship timber was used at Magoun's ship yard, 
at the Mystic side of the Neck. The tow boats used on the canal 
were about seventy-five feet long, and eight to ten feet wide ; they 
were drawn by one or two horses ; the tow lines, some ninety feet in 
length, being fastened to the top of a mast from six to eight feet 
high, placed about one-third of the distance from the bow. Passen- 
ger boats, packets,* ran between Boston and Lowell, scheduled to 
make the up trip, barring accidents, in some twelve hours. The 
return trip was made in less time. 

Business on the canal was most prosperous just before the rail- 
road between Boston and Lowell opened ; after this it dropped off 
very considerably, and yet more when the railroad was opened to 
Nashua ; and after Concord was reached by rail, the canal business 
was gradually given up. 

After 1851, the Pond was used for mill purposes only, until 1872, 
when the mill was abandoned, and the pond soon afterwards was 
filled by the Eastern Railroad. Its former location is now covered 
with the tracks of the Boston and Maine Railroad, and used as a 
part of the freight yards of that system. 


Bt Ethel Stanwood Bolton, B.A., of Shirley, Mass. 

There were many Bennetts who came to this country and settled 
before 1700 ; thus far I have been unable to connect George Ben- 
net of Lancaster with any of them. In tlie family of George, of 
Lancaster, and that of John Bennett of Chariest own, the name of 
Josiah is so persistent in all generations that it would seem as if 
George and »Iohn Bennett may have been brothers, and possibly 
descended from a Josiah Bennett. This is of course mere surmise. 

1. Geor(;e^ Bennett, of Lancaster, first aj)pears in 1058, when the 
General Court grant<?d a license for his miu'riaire, because he lived in a dist^ 
riot which had no magistrate. The record reads : *• Itt is ordered, that Mr. 
John Tinckor shall and is heereby impowred to marry George Bennett & 
Ljdia Kibby &...., who are published according to lawe.*' The 
marriage took place .Juno 13, 1658. Lydia lubby was the granddaughter 
of Ricliard Linton, of Concord and Lancaster, and was remembered in his 

•lliere was a packet named ** Gov. Sullivan,** after Governor James Sullivan, one 
of the promoters of tbo Canal, and the first president of the corporation. 

242 Bennetts of Lancaster , Mass. [Juljy 

will. On Sunday, Aug. 22, 1675, George Bennett was killed in an Indian 
massacre. In 1G79, his widow married George Ilewes, in Concord. * 
George Bennett and Lydia had : 

i. John*, b. July 31, 1659, in Lancaster, 

ii. Mary, b. August 19, 1661. 

2. iii. Samuel, b. July 22, 1665. 

3. iv. Gbokok, b. March 26, 1668. 

v. William, b. March 5, 1671-2; d. March 14, 1671-2. 

2. Samuel* Bennett (George^) was born in Lancaster, July 22, 166o. 

He married Mary . In 1 692, he was stationed at Nonacoicus 

Farm in Groton, now in Ayer, at the house of Mr. Hezekiah Usher. 
Mr. Usher (with Samuel Nowell) had bought the farm from the 
heirs of Major Simon Willard.* During the latter years of his life, 
Samuel Bennett lived in Shrewsbury. In 1733, he deeded much of 
his real estate in Shrewsbury to his son Josiah,t and the same year 
he made his will, leaving the bulk of his property to his youngest 
son, Jonathan. He made the condition that Jonathan should care 
for his mother if she outlived her husband, and keep some one 
to wait upon her. J He died July 6, 1742. 
Samuel Bennett and Mary had : 

Samuel', b. in 1690. 

John, b. in 1693, in Lancaster. 

Mary, m. November 24, 1718, Edward Phelps of Lancaster. 

EuzABETH, bapt. in 1708; m. April 8, 1719, Joshua Houghton of Lan- 

Joseph, bapt. in 1708. 

JosiAU, bapt. in 1708. 
8. vii. Jonathan, bapt. in 1708. 

viii. Abigail, bapt. in 1711 ; m. March 22, 1732, Phinehas How of Shrews- 

3. George* Bkxxett§ {George^) was bom in Lancaster, March 2G, 

1GG8. In Middlesex Court reconls is the following: "George 
Bennitt appearing in Court p''8uant to Rccoginzance to censure for 
his not attending the public worship of Go<i. Confessed he is guilty 
of not attending the pub : worship of God as he should, But it was 
truly because he is verry poor and had not Clothing suitable, but 
since he hath gotten ii Coat he doth & will attend the publick Wor- 
ship for y** further more Diligently.'* On December 20, 1704, he 

married Mary . He was perhaps the Bennett who was at 

Nonacoicus farm with Samuel, in 16y2. It is certiiin, however, 
that he settled in Groton, where his daughter was born. 
Geor*;e Benncitt and Marv had : 

i. Lydia,^ b. September 29, 170G. She had three illegitimate children 
born in Groton : Esther Woods, b. March 19, 1725-6; and Xathan and 
Samud Fisk, twins, b. April 14, 1730. 

4. Samuel' Bennett (Samu^l,^ George^) was born in Lancaster, about 

1G90. He married in Concord, April 15, 1715, Tabatha Wheeler. 

• Middlesex Deeds, Vol. 7, p. 367. 

t Worcester Deeds, Vol. 4, p. 631. 

i Woicester Probate, Series A, Case 5112. 

9 Tlie James Bennett who lived in Groton at the same time was a son of John Bennett 
of Charlestown. (Middlesex Deeds, Vol. 17» p. 424; and will of Sarah Church, July 1, 
1698, Middlesex Probate.) 











1902.] Bennetts of Lanccisterf Mass. 243 

Samuel Bennett moved to Shrewsbory, after 1727, and there his 
four youngest children were born. In 1732-3, John Bennett of 
Lancaster, and Samuel Bennett of Shrewsbury, quitclaimed to 
their sister Mary*8 son John Philips (or Phelps) their right to the 
land in Lancaster which '* Lis Decent to them from their grandfather 
& Greate grandfather Richard Linton sometime of Lancaster 
afores^ Deceased." The land was laid oat to Richard Linton, on 
the right of Joseph Rowlandson, and lay *' at a place called Bennet 
farm, a little East from Osatick hill/'* Samuel Bennett died in the 
North parish of Shrewsbury, now Boylston, December 5, 1762, 
aged 72. On April 20, 1746, his wife Tabatha was dismissed to the 
diurch in Holden. 

Samuel Bennett and Tabatha had : 

i. Samuel,^ b. January 13, 1715-16, in Lancaster. He was taxed as ares- 
dent of Holden in 1743. 

il. Ephraim, b. October U, 1717, in Lancaster. In 1756, be served in the 
Crown Point Expedition, from Holden, and was killed. He made a 
will, on May 8, 1765, which was probated the following February, 
in which he left something to his sister Mary, but bequeathed the 
bulk of his property to his '* a^^ed and honored Parents,*' Samuel 
and Tabatha Bennett. Captain Jabez Beaman, of Shrewsbury, was 
executor. (Worcester Probate, Series A, Case 5049.) 
9. ill. Phinehas, b. November 12, 1719. 

iv. Silas, b. April 12, 1721. In 1750, Silas Bennett, of Holden. sold land 
to Ephraim Bennett of Lancaster. (Worcester Deeds, Vol. 81, p. 424.) 

V. Tabatha, b. October 27, 1724. 

vi. AzuBAH, b. May 5, 1727. 

vii. Mary, bapt. July 27, 1729, in Shrewsbury. 

viii. Abigail, bapt. Aug. 20, 1732. 

Ix. Ithamar, bapt. February 23, 1735. In 1756, he was a soldier in the 
Colonial Wars, from Lancaster, and was reported dead. 

X. Thankful, bapt. July 8, 1739. 

5. Captain John* Bennett (Samuel* George^) was born in Lancaster, 

in 1693. He married, July 23, 1718, Bathsheba Phelps. In 1757, 
he made a will in which he mentioned all his children, and appointed 
Nathan Bennett as executor. In 1761, he added a codicil in which 
he appointed Elisha Bennett as executor, because of the death of 
Nathan. (Worcester Probate, Vol. 7, p. 214.) The will was pro- 
bated June 29, 1761. He died June 5, 1761, aged 68 years; and 
his widow died the 7th of February following. Jacob Bennett 
administered Mrs. Bennett's estate. (Worcester Probate, Case 

John Bennett and Bathsheba had : 

10. 1. John,* b. January 23, 1718-9, in Lancaster. 

il. Bathsheba, b. December 18, 1720; m. April 22, 1737, Edward Robblns 
of Lancaster. 

11. ill. Nathan, b. October 28, 1722. 
iv. Jotham, b. May 8, 1726. 

12. V. Elisha, b. July 17, 1728. 

18. vi. Jacob, b. September 16, 1734. 
14. vii. Thomas, b. August 3, 1736. 

6. Joseph' Bennett (Samuel,* George^) was baptized in Lancaster, in 

1708. He married Elizabeth , a member of Mr. Walter's Church 

in Roxbury. In 1724, he is called both Sergeant and Corporal, of 

* Ossdatetick, or Asiatetick, Hill. 

244 Bennetts of Lancaster j Mass. [July, 

Sudbury. (State Archives, Vol. XCI.) On Aug. 16, 1751, he 
made hb will '^being under Indispoption of Body and pain of Brooken 
bones." He named his brother John Bennett, of Lancaster, as 
executor. The will was probated July 26, 1754. (Worcester 
Probate, Vol. 4, p. 276.) The estate of the widow Elizabeth Ben- 
nett was administered by her son-in-law Samuel Rice, in 1779. 
(Worcester Probate, Case 5045.) 
Joseph Bennett and Elizabeth had : 

i. EuzABETH,* b. May 12, 1732, in Lancaster; married August 8, 1751, 
Jonas Kendall. 

ii. Mary, b. March 13, 1733-4 ; m. April 10, 1754, Samuel Rice of Shrews- 

iii. Sarah, b. May 23, 1736; m. July 19, 1769, Samuel Snow of Lancaster. 

iv. Prudknce, b. Januaiy 17, 1788; d. unm., October 2, 1765. For the ad- 
ministration of her estate, see Worcester Probate, Vol. 110, p. 63. 

y. Eunice, b. Aug. 6, 1741; m. Angust 24, 1771, Eiipbalet Rogers of 

15. vi. JosKru, b. April 11, 1744. 

vii. Hannah, m., according to the administration of her mother's estate, 

to Kendall. According to the Lancaster records, which in this 

case seem correct, she married April 14, 1757, Christian Angell, and 
had children born in Lancaster. 

7. Josiah' Bennett* {Samuel,^ George^) was baptized in Lancaster, in, 

1708. He married first, November 27, 1728, Hannah Rice of Lan- 
caster. He had moved to the North parish of Shrewsbury before 
his marriage. On August 13, 1751, he married second, Abiall 
Graves of Sudbury. Hb estate was administered by his son-in-law 
Luther Rice. (Worcester Probate, Case, 5082.) His land in 
Shrewsbury, which he bought of Hezekwh Gatt»s, was a farm of a 
thousand acres known as the "Maldin Farm." (Worcester Deeds, 
Vol. 4, p. 631.) 

Josiali Bennett and Hannah had : 

16. i. JosiAH,* b. December 18, 1730. 

ii. Miriam, b. December 23, 1732; m. November 28, 1764, Ebcnezer Cut- 
ler, .Jr., of Grafton, 
iii. Asa, b. April 26, 1735. 
iv. ExTKRiENCE, b. March 26, 1789. 
V. Jonas, b. Marcli 11, 1741 ; d. early. 

vi. Patience, b. about 1744; m. Oct. 31, 1765, Ellsha Sawyer, Jr. 
vii. Lydia, b. October 9, 1747; m. Josiah Toombs. 

17. viii. Jonas, b. February 11, 1749. 

Josiah Bennett and Abiall had : 

iz. EiJZAiiETH, b. February 10, 1753; m. int. pub. October 24, 1780, to 
Lutlier Rice of Lancaster. 

18. X. John, b. June 23, 1755. 

xi. Dorcas, b. April 2, 1758; m. in 1778, Oliver Hale, of Marlborough. 

8. Jonathan' Bennett (Samuel,^ George^) was baptized in Lancaster, 

in 1708. He inherited most of his father's estate in Shrewsbury, 
including the homestead farm, and there his children were born. 
His wife, whom he married in Lancaster, April 14, 173G, was Mar- 
tha, daughter of Edmund ILirris. Before 1773, Jouathim Bennett 

• Ward's Hist, of Shrewsbury, pages 229, 230, infers that the Josiah who mnr- 
ried Abial Graves was sou of the .Josiah who married Hannah Kice. The a<iminis«- 
tration of the estate of Josiah Bennett of Shrewsbury, gives the list of children as I 
have named them. The son Josiah married Mary Kice. 

1902.] Bennetts of Lancaster^ Mass. 245 

became iDsane, and his wife and some of his children peUtioned that 
a guardian be appointed. His son-in-law Charles Bigelow was first 
appointed, and he served until his death, in 1783, when Oliver 
Bams, another son-in-law, was appointed in his stead. In 1743, 
Martha, wife of Jonathan Bennett, was dismissed from the Church 
in Lancaster to the Church in Shrewsbury. She died in 1808. 
Jonathan Bennett and Martha had : 

i. Dinah,'* b. July 15, 1737 ; m. December 24, 1770, Oliver Barns of 

ii. Relief, b. March 26, 1739 ; m. February 10, 1769. Jacob Ellis, or Earls. 
111. Lucy, bapt. November 19, 1741; m. (1) December 23, 17G0, Charles 

Bigelow; married (2) Smith. 

iv. Persis, bapt. May 21, 1744. 

V. Jonathan, bapt. December 10, 1746. 

19. vl. David, bapt. October 21, 1749. 

20. vii. Bezaleel. 

9. Phixehas* Bennett {Samuel,* Samuel,^ George^) was bom in Lan- 

caster, November 12, 1719. He married, January 9, 1741, Mary 
French. He lived in Shrewsbury until after the birtli of his eldest 
son. In 1743, he was taxed in Holden, but afterwards lived in 
Hollis, New Hampshire. It is likely that they had children born 
between 1741 and 1753, in Holden or elsewhere, but no record of 
them has been obtaine<l. 

Phiuehas Bennett and Mary had : 

i. Phinkhas,* bapt. Aug. 2, 1741, in Shrewsbury. In 1760, Phlnehas 
Bennett, Jr., giving his residence as Hollis, and his birthplace as 

Shrewsbury, served in the Colonial wars. He ra. Elizabeth , and 

had three children, b. in Hollis : J^cie^, Elizabeth and Ezra : and two 
b. in Rindge, N. H. : Phinehas and James. 

ii. Elijah, b. March 24, 1753, In Hollis. 

iii. Tabitha, b. August 2, 1756. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. May 3, 1758. 

V. Efhhaim, b. May 3, 1758; d. early. 

vi. Itiiamak, b. August 31, 1759. 

vii. Mary, b. February 10, 1762. 

viii. Ephraim, b. April 12, 1765. 

10. Jonx^ Bennett (John,* Samuel,^ George^) was bom in Lancaster, 

January 23, 1718-9. He married, July 4, 1746, Kezia Wheeler, 
and died December 30, 1748. The widow Keziah administered his 
estate, which was valued at £649.14.9. ("Worcester Probate, Vol. 
3, p. 200.) On June 18, 1752, Keziah married Mr. David Baldwin 
oif Billerica. 

John Bennett and Keziah had : 

i. John,* bapt. March 26, 1749; m. February 7, 1771, Lucy Philips. He 
d. *' lny« Service in 1776"; and in 1778, the widow Lucy m. Nath- 
aniel Eaton. Tlieir children were: Lucy^* bapt. dying, in 1771; 
Luther^ who d. an infant, in 1773; Lucy, b. January 5, 1774, who m. 
Edmund Heard, Jr.; and Polly, bapt. November 5, 1775. 

11. Nathan* Bennett {John,* Samuel,^ George^) was born October 28, 

1722. He moved to Leominster, and died there, about 17G0. His 
estate, valued at £345.0.0, was administered by his widow Abigail, 
and Joseph "Wliitcomb. (Worcester Probate, Case 5007.) 
Nathan Bennett and Abigail had : 
i. Abigail,* m. Joseph Darbec, Jr. 

246 Bennetts of Lancaster J Mom. [July* 

ii. Drmaris. 

iii. Bathshrba, bapt. April 16, 1758. 

iv. John, bapt. May, 1759. Perhaps the John Bennett of Weathersfield, 
Vermont, who m. Febmary 5, 1782, Sarah Joslin of Lancaster. 

12. Elisha* Bennett (John,* Samuel,^ George^) was bom in Lancaster, 

July 7, 1728. He married first, in 1751 (intention published May 
18), Lois, daughter of Oliver and Mary Wilder. She died May 28, 
1759 ; and in 1762 (intention published March 20), he married 
second, Mary Larkin of Lancaster. Elisha Bennett died March 5, 
1769, and his brother Jacob administered his estate.* Lois Bennett 
married September 5, 1770, Nathaniel Joslin. 
Elbha Bennett and Lois had : 

i. Elisha,* b. July 12, 1754; m. int. pub. February 18, 1775, to Mary 
Goodrldge. They had : Elisha,* b. October 3, 1775; m. February 
25, 1799, Nancy Wilder; Luke; Lois, m. 1803, James Richardson ; 
Eunice; EU; and MaHha. Elisha Bennett d. March 17, 1807; and 
his widow d. May 29, 1811. 

ii. Lois, b. September 2, 1757; m. March 22, 1775, John Abbott. 

ill. John, b. May 14, 1759. 

Elisha Bennett and Mary had : 

iv. Nathan, bapt. and d. December 17, 1763. 
V. Mary, b. March 22, 1765. 

13. Jacob* Bennett (John,* Samuel,^ George) was bom in Lancaster, 

September 16, 1734. He was married first, by David Osgood, 
Esq., to Anna Boynton of Lancaster, December 11, 1763. He 
married second, April 7, 1768, Elizabeth Wilder of Lancaster. 
Some time before 1768, he had moved to Leominster, where he 
probably had children. 

14. Thomas* Bennett (John,* Samuel,^ George^) was born in Lancaster, 

August 3, 1736. He married Lydia Longley, and died before 1784. 
His children were born in Lancaster. 
Thomas Bennett and Lydia had : 

i. Bathsheba,* b. January 2, 1767; m. November 20, 1788, Abijah 

Wheeler of Lancaster, 
ii. Thomas, b. January 31, 1769; m. August 19, 1792, Isabel Phelps. They 

had: Dorothy,* who d. early; John, who d. early; Sarah; John; 

Lucinda ; Henry ; Mary B. ; Nancy ; and Lydia. 
iii. Lydia, b. June 1, 1771. 
iv. Nathan, bapt. August 8, 1773 ; m. September 19, 1796, Eunice Clark. 

They had : Nancy,* who d. young ; Harriet and Mary Ann, 

15. Joseph* Bennett (Joseph,* Samuel,^ George^) was bom April 11, 

1744, in Shrewsbury. His intention of marriage, with Sarah Dow 
of Littleton, was entered September 11, 1765. 
Joseph Bennett and Sarah had : 

i. Prudence,* bapt. January 4, 1767, in Lancaster, 
ii. Enoch, bapt. May 22, 1774. 
iii. Sarah, bapt. in 1776. 

16. JosiAH* Bennett (Josiah,* Samitel,^ George^) was born December 18, 

1730, in Shrewsbury. He married in Lancaster, March 10, 1757, 

* Worcester Probate, Series A, Case 6643. 

1902.] Bennetts of Lancaster ^ Mass. 247 

Mary Ross. They lived in Lancaster for a time, but later in life 
moved to Boylston, where Josiah Bennett, Jr., died May 29, 1783 ; 
and his widow Mary died February 3, 1823, aged 89 years. 
Josiah Bennett and Mary had : 

i. Asa/ b. October 7, 1757, In Lancaster. lie m. in June, 1784, Sibyl 
Bams of Marlborou^li. He lived in Fitzwilliam, N. H., and there 
his two children, Hepsibah* and Josiah, were born. 

ii. Ephraim, b. November 4, 1760. He m. Priscilla Wiliingtou, in Janu- 
ary, 1785, and must have had at least two children : Eunice,^ b. in 
1786, in Boylston; and Ephraim^ who m. in Berlin, Mass., in 1809, 
Caperua Bruce. 

iil. Mary. b. April 2, 1763. 

iv. Abnrr, b. August 3, 1765. 

V. Thomas, b. July 2, 1767; m. Mary Pratt of Sterling, In 1796. 

vi. Patience, b. November 16, 1769. 

vil. Elias, b. January 18, 1772; m. December 11, 1791, in Boylston, Sarah 
Hastings. They had : Ahnira* ; Allelhina ; Mira ; Patty ; Sally ; 
Stephen ; and Stephen Hastings. 

17. Jonas* Bennett (Josiah^* Samtiel,^ George^) was born in Shrews- 

bury, February 11, 1749. He married, July 10, 1773, Mary Wil- 
liams, and lived in Boylston. 
Jonas Bennett and Mary had : 

1. Hannah,* b. November 5, 1773, in Boylston. 
ii. Mart, b. August 9, 1775. 

V. Anne, b. June 3, 1779. 
vi. Jonas, b. July 8, 1781. 
vii. Josiah, b. August 4, 1783. 

18. John* Bennett (Jostah,^ Samuel,'^ Gearge^) was bom June 23, 1755, 

in Shrewsbury. He married, in 1778, Lucretia Rice of Lancaster. 
John Bennett and Lucretia had : 

i. JuDAH Allen,* b. in Shrewsbury; who d. early. 

ii. Nancy. 

iii. Lucy Curtis. 

19. David* Bennett (Jonaihany* Samuel,^ George^) was baptized in 

Shrewsbury, December 10, 1746. On February 14, 1773, he mar- 
ried Persis, daughter of Josiah Cutting of Lancaster. In 1779, 
the widow Persis Bennett married Philip Branscom. 
David Bennett and Persis had : 

i. Persis,* b. July 4, 1774; m. in Worcester, October 31, 1793, David 

ii. Ephralm, b. November 7, 1776 ; d. in December following. 

20. Bezaleel* Bennett {Jonathan^ Samuel^ George^) married Rachel 

Barnes of Ilingham, in 1774. His parentage is not given in Ward's 
History of Shrewsbury, but the division of the property of Jona- 
than' Bennett and his wife mentions their son Bezaleel. 
I^zaleel Bennett and Rachel had : 

1. Rachel,* b. February 26, 1776, in Shrewsbury, 

ii. Bezalkel, b. September 11, 1776. 

iii. Hannah, b. July 6, 1778. 

iv. David, b. August 1, 1780, in Jaflfirey, N. H. 

V. Briqos, b. July 29, 1782 ; m. in Boston, June 6, 1813, Susanna Andrews 
• Doten. 

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[Continaed from Vol. 55, page •iSl.j 


May 11 Andrew I>un & Man' his Wife preferred a Certifioat 
the Pastor that they were Mt* mhers of the Church in Shirley Mas 
set to & in regular Standing. 

Nov. 2. propounded to the Clih in order for full Communion Ch; 

NoTember 4. Samuel Whitin;^ Jan' & his Wife Betsey made p 
profession of the Christian Religion & gave their Assent to the Co 
before a number of the Chh & Neighbours who were Call'* in. he 
weak and low with the Consumption, but in the free exercise of Rei 
s** Betsey was Baptized 

Nov. 23. Charlotte Ellis made profession of the Christian Religioi 
her Ass^mt to the Covenant & was receiv'd to Communion & Privi 
in this Chh. 

Nov. 30 propounded to the Chh in order for full Communion 


April 10. Sarah Whiting made profession of the Christian R 
gave her assent to the Covenant & was receive<l to Communion & 
edges of the Chh 


March 1 Abigail Eastman l)eing Sick made profession of the Cli 
Religion, lx?ing very desirous to give up herself to Goil in Baptism 

Sept 1. propounded to the Church Muzzy wife of Joseph 

Sept 8 Receiv'd M™ Muzzy into the Chh She making Christij 

Records op Sucn as 
Pi:t tiikmselvks under the Watch of the Chh Recogxiz-d 
OWN Bai'tism & received Baptism for their Children. 

July 11 1784 Propounded Charles Richards Juii*^ & his Wife <S 
iel Richards & his Wife. 

July 18 Baptiz'd Molly Richards, also John & Molly Child 
Charles & Molly Richards, also Manor Son of Daniel & Sally Riolia 

August. 1. Baptized Mavel Daughter of John Casper Sliana Wt 
Wife Rachel having own'd the Covenant at Leoniister. 

Sept<*mlMir. 26. Baptiz'd Martha Daughter of Will'" & Glf 

Octob. 17 'Baptiz'd lluldah Daughter of Caleb & Elisabeth Chu 


August 7 Baptiz'd Heman & Matilda twin Children of Charles Ri 
Jun*-. & Molly his Wife 

Sept 11. Baptiz'd Sally daughter of Daniel & Sally Richards 

1902.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 249 



Sept 8. Baptized Benjamin S. Franklin, son of Hiram and Melinda 

Nov. 19 Baptized Charles Chamberlain Son of Doct Perry and 

Sister Perry at Cambridge Port. 

£aptisms from the year, 1784: — hating baptized before 84 in 

Rockingham, & 27 in Chester. — 

April 21 Baptiz'd at Chester — Moses Son of Reuben & Eunice Jones 

^8o Abraham Son of Abraham & Sawyer also Janna Son of Joshua & 

Ssther Hotten & Eusebia Daughter of Timothy & Elisabeth Olcott. 

April 28. BaptizVl Mercy Daughter of Jon'** & Rhoda Fuller 

May. 9. Baptiz'd Hannah Daughter of Elias <& Sibbel Olcott 

June 6 Baptiz*d Randal Son of Eli & Hannah Evans. 

July. 11. Baptiz'd David son of Daniel & Dolly Bigsby. 

July 18. Baptiz'd Rosalinda Daughter of Thomas & Bethiah Dutton 

July. 25 Baptiz'd Roswell Son of Asher & Lecta Evans. 

August. 1 Baptiz'd Asahel Son of Elisha & Phebe Knights 

August 15 Baptiz'd Sibbel Daughter of George & Sarah Wood. 
-August 22 1 Baptiz'd Esther Daughter of Thomas & Susanna Stone & 
sx Chester | Biah daughter of Robert & Delop [?] 

& Esther Daughter of Thomas & Esther Caryl 
4& Edmund Son of Joseph & Ruth Wetmore & 
Thomas Chandler Son of Ezekiel & Lucy Colbum. 

October 10 Baptiz'd Frink, Son of Oliver & Hannah Lovell. 

Nov. 28. Baptiz Zibiah Daughter of Ebenezer Johnson at Chester. 

Dec. 5. Baptiz'd Joseph Partridge Son of John & Urana Ellis. 


Jan. 9 Baptiz'd Lucy Daughter of David & PrisciUa Pulsipher. 

June 19 Baptiz'd Amanda Daughter of Elisha & Phebe Knights. 

July. 3. Baptiz'd Polly & Samuel Children of Moses Jfarsh & Wife 

July 17 Baptiz'd Eleazar Son of Ebenezer and Rachel Albee, also 
Frederic, Lovisa & Simeon Peas Children of Frederic & Lovisa Reed. 

July 21 Baptiz'd Joseph Son of Peter & Frethel Tarble, She being 
Sick, being a Meml^er of Claremont Chh. 

August 28 Baptiz'd John Goldsbury Son of Sam^ & Mary Whiting 

Qgj^obcr I (5 Baptiz'd Horace Son of John & Martha Lovell. 

Nov. 6. Baptiz'd Rachel Daughter of George & Sarah Wood 

Dec. 18. Baptiz'd Mercy Cutter Daughter of Jon"* & Rhoda Fuller. 


March. 12 Baptiz'd Billy Fisher Son of Jacob Peas, & Experience his 
Deceased Wife presented by &, under the Care of his grand Parents Jacob 
& Marv Peas — 

May. 14 Haptiz'd Joel Son of Daniel & Dorothy Bigsby 

Julv 1). Baptiz'd El)enezer Fuller Son of Thomas & Bethiah Dutton 

July aO Baptiz'd John Son of Elias & Sibbel Olcott. 

Aug 18 Baptiz'd Arad Son of Asher & Lecta Evans. 

Sej>t. 10 Baptiz'd Henry Son of Eli <& Hannah Evans. 


June. 3. Baptiz'd Rhena Daughter of David & Priscilla Pulsipher. 

August. 5. Baptiz'd Phebe Root Daughter of Elisha <& Phebe Knights 

250 First Church of Rockingham^ Vi. [July, 

Angnst. 26 Baptiz*d Phebe Daughter of Moms & Manh-- 

October. 15 1787. Baptized Samuel Son of Isaac Sl Johnson, bj 

Nov. 4 Baptiz'd James Young Sod of Shana & Rachel Wolf — 


April 20 Baptiz'd Ruth Petty Daughter of Eli & Hannah Evans— 

June 15 Baptiz'd Linus Son of John & Urana Ellis — 

Juno 22 Haptiz*d Billy Son of Frederic & Lovisa Reed — 

Julv 6 Baptiz'd Luther Son of Daniel & Dorothy Bixbr- 


March 15 Baptiz'd John Lenox, & Anna Maria twin Cliildren of 

Samuel & Jannett Cutler — 

Bfay 24. Baptiz'd Alpheus Son of John & Martha Lovell — 

June 7 Baptiz'd Doraxa Daughter of Jehiel & Mary Webb. 

June 1 4 ^ptiz'd Orange Son of John <& Urana Ellis — 

June. 28 Baptiz'd Alphee Son of Asher & Lecta Evans — 

Nov. 8 Baptiz'd Hannah Flagg Daughter of Benjamin Gould & Wife* 


ISUlj 9. Baptiz'd Eleutheria Daughter of Sam^ & Mary Whiting al^ 

Sophia Daughter of Eli & Hannah Evans — 
June. 20. Baptiz'd Ama Daughter of Frederick & Lovisa Read ^ 

Nathaniel Son of James & Walker — 

July 3. Baptiz'd Thankful Daughter of Samuel Emery & Wife — 
Aug* 1 . Baptiz'd Phiiena Daughter of David Pulsipher & Wife 
Sept. 19 Baptiz'd Samuel— Polly— & Sally Children of Samuel 

Mary Taylor — 

Octob 25. Baptiz'd Amasa Son of Elisha & Phebe Knights — 

1791. May 29 Baptiz'd Elvira Daughter of Jehiel & Marv Webb 
July 10. Baptiz'd Sally & Esther ChUdren of Adam Caldwell & Wife 
July 1 7 Baptiz'd Roxalena Daughter of Asher & Lecta Evans — 
August 20 Baptiz'd Alexander Steams Son of Alexander & Rhod^^ 

Campbell being dangerously sick 

September 4. Baptiz'd Betsy & Sally Perkins grandchildren of Eben^ 
ezer Fuller — 

October. 16. Baptiz'd John Son of Barnabas & Woods also 

Sarah Daughter of Isaiah & Olive Edson 

1792. June 3. Baptiz'd Tlieophilus Son of Samuel & Mary Whiting — 
also Sophia Daughter of John & Urana Ellis 

July 1 Baptiz'd Olive Daughter of Isaiah & Olive Edson 
Sept 23. Baptiz'd David Son of David & Priscilla Pulsipher. 

1793. January. 6 Baptiz'd Benjamin Gowen upon his publick Assent 
& Consent to the Covenant — 

Jan. 11 Baptiz'd at Oliver Lovells Esqr, being lecture. — Beliza 
Daughter of Oliver & Hannah Lovell also Sarah Sophia & Catharine 
Children of Jon'** & Eunice Burr also Clarissa Daughter of Cyrus & 
Bridget Davis also Bulah Craft Daughter of the Widow Molly Fuller — 
April 30 Baptiz'd Asahel Son of Jonathan & Eunice Burr. 
June 9. Baptiz'd Sally, Daughter of Philip & Davis 

June 22 Baptiz'd Betsi Daughter of Samuel & Emery 

Sept. I. Baptiz'd Vashti Daughter of Asher & Lecta Evans — by M' 

Nov. 17. Baptiz'd Jane Daughter of James M*^afee & Wife, also 
Annis Daughter of Jonathan Barnes & Wife 

.] First Church of Rochinghaniy Vt. 251 


>ruary 23. Baptiz'd James Sou of Benjamin & Jalia Balch. 
V 20 Was Baptiz'd by M*" Ogden an Episcopal Clergyman James 
.1 Son of Samuel & Janett Cutler also George Church Son of 
je & Mehitabel Caldwell also William Nicholls, living with M' 

le 1 Baptiz'd Asenath Daughter of Frederick & Loisa Read — 

58t 24 Baptiz'd Dolly & Tabitha Children of Daniel Bixby & Wife. 

►t 14 Baptiz'd Benjamin Son of Benjamin & Mary Gowing 

)t 21 Baptiz'd Isaiah Son of Isaiah & Olive Edson. 

it 28 Baptiz'd Joanna & John Children of John & Joanna Stoell — 


rch. Baptiz'd Josiah, James Jackson & .Elizabeth Children of M' 

Sanderson & Wife at the Falls 
nil 5 Baptiz'd David Son of Benjamin Nasmith. 
y 10 Baptiz'd Rebecca Daughter of Daniel Perry, & Wife 
le 28 Baptiz'd John Son of Samuel Emery & Wife — 
y 26 Baptiz'd Hannah Daughter of Lynde <& Mary Simonds 
15** 23. Baptiz'd David Son of John & Joanna Stoell — 
»t 22 Baptiz'd Abigail Daughter of Ebenezer M^Ilvain at his house 
Dangerously Sick. 

V. 15 Baptiz'd John Son of Robert Wiley & Wife. 
vem. 29. Baptiz'd Moses Son of Jonathan Barron & Wife 

). 14. preacht at M"" Obers— & Baptiz'd Isaac, David & William 
•en of Samuel & Hannah Ober. also Phebe & Polly Children of 
1 & Martha Clark— 

rch 10 Baptiz'd Ruth Daughter of Benj & Chloe Bowker, of 
Tfield at their house 

rch 13 Baptiz'd Hugh Son of Benjamin Nasmith & Wife — 
ril 24 Baptiz'd Levi Sabin Son of Benj. & Mary Gowen 
y 3. Baptiz'd John Son of Asher & Lecta Evans — 
(jf^ 7 Baptiz'd Mary Daughter of Lynde & Mary Simonds 
^'14 Baptiz'd Patty Daughter of Philip Davis & Wife— 
f^ 2 1 Baptiz'd Mary Daughter of James Macafee & Wife 
til Baptiz'd Fanny Daughter of Frederick & Lovisa Reed also 
rd Son of Edward Richards & Wife, she being of Jaffrey Chh 

rch. 13 Baptiz'd Elisabeth, Sarah & Thomas Boyd Children of 
ew Reed & Wife — 

jr 1 4. Baptiz'd John Son of M*^ Leech & Wife — 
e 30 Baptiz'd the Children of Isaac Johnson & Wife She Saying 

id been Receiv'd into a Baptist Chh in Europe 

tember 3. Baptiz'd Eleazer Son of Samuel Emery & Wife also 

Daughter of John Stoell & Wife— 

t 10 Baptiz'd Lydia & Nancy Children of William & Lydia Cham- 

t 24 Baptiz'd William Campbell Son of Robert Wiley & Wife 

ob. 1. Baptiz'd Harriet Daughter of Samuel & Janett Cutler — 

,\ 2G Baptiz'd William & Samuel Cutler Children of George & 

iible Caldwell — 


►'• 15 Baptiz'd Elias & Patty Children of David & PrisciUa Pulsi- 

252 First Church of Rockingham^ Vt. [Jaly, 

March 4 Baptiz'd Joseph Son of Samnel & Mary Whiting 

March 15 Baptiz'd Hannah Sparhawk Daughter Benjamin & Chloe 

Bowker of Springlield — 

July. *22 Baptiz*d James Son of Benjamin &> Mary Gowen 

Aug** 1 6 Baptiz'd Betsy Laurence, El)er, Jehiel, & William Children 

of William & Lydia Stearns. 

Aug** 19 Baptized Betsy Daughter of Lynd & Mary Simonds. 

Octol/ 7. Baptiz'd Harriet Daughter of Jonathan Barron & Wife 


June 1 C. Baptiz'd Achsah Daughter of James M*'afee & Wife 

July. 29. Baj)tiz'd Sally Daughter of Jonathan Morrison & Wife 

Aug** 4. Bapsiz'd Aseua Daughter of Robert Wiley & Wife. 

Octob' 6 Bai)tiz'd Mela Daughter of John Leech & Wife 

Nov. 10 Edwin Son of George & Mehetabel Caldwell was Baptiz'd- 

by ^I"* Barber. 
January 16 Baptiz'd Benjamin Son of Benj & Chloe Bowker — 
June 22 Ba[)tiz d William Son of William Chamberlain Deceas'd 

his Widow Lydia Chamberlain 

Sept. 21. Baptiz'd Samuel Emery son of Benj. & Mary Gpwen 
October 5. Baptized McTcy Wife of Matthew Millar also Charles So 

of ^latthew & 3Iercy Millar, also Lonee Darby — 

March P* Baj)tizVl Laura Daughter of Lyndc & Mary- Simonds 
May 24. Baptiz'd Olive Daughter of Philip Davis & Wife, 
tluue 7. Baptiz'd John Son of Ebenezer M^'llvaiu & Wife. 
June 13 Baptized Ira Son of James M^'afee & Wife & Joseph Son of 

John Leech & Wift^ — 

S< pt li' Baptized Abel Son of Jonathan Barron & Wife — 

Se])t 2() Baptized James Son of San)uel Berry & Wife, also Ira son 

of Hobort Wiley & Wife 

Oct. 24. Baptized Hannah & Nathan, Children of Nathan Martin & 


Dec. If) Baptized John, Nancy & Gardiner Children of John & Nancy 

Berry also Rodney Son of Robert Wilson & Wife, at John Berry's 

April 14 Baptiz'd Hugh Son of Mattliew On* & Wife — 
July. 3 Hai)tizd Jehiel son of Lynde & Mary Simonds 
October. 23 Ba})tizd Susan Daughter of Nathan IMartin & Wife — 
Nov. 24 Baptized John Stewanl Son of Asa & Sarah Berry also 

Kendall Patten son of Joel & Hannah Berry also Joseph son of Samuel 

Berry ^ Wife — 

Bai)tiz'd Benjamin Hubbard Son of William & Lydia Steams 
July 31 Baptized Rodney Son of Robert Wiley & Wife also Hiram 

Son of .Jonathan Wiley & Wife — 

Oct. 2. Baptiz'd Charles Hubbard Son of Asa and Sarah Berry. 


June 1 Baptized Willard Son of Lynde & Mary Simonds 

Sept. 1 Baptized Orrin Son of Robert Wiley & Wife also Aldis Son 

of Asa Berry & Wife also Joseph Son of Samuel Berry & Wife — 


First Church of Rockingham^ Vt. 


Nov. 4 Baptiz'd Betsey Whiting Wife of Samuel Whiting Jun'. 

June 7. Baptized Josiah Son of Samuel & Susanna Billings. 
June. 21 Baptized Mary, Daughter of Samuel Whiting Jun*". deceased 
& Betsy his Widow. 
Oct. 25. Baptiz'd Elvira Daughter of John & Nancy Berry — 

1808 Oct. 9. baptiz'd Samuel Lewis Son of Sam^ Berry & Wife 

Oct. 16. Baptiz'd Samuel Lewis son of Samuel & Susanna Billings 

1 809 Feb. 4 Baptized Andrew Son of Andrew & Dunn 
1810. Sept 9. Sarah Daughter of Samuel <& Susanna Billings also 

Child of Andrew &> Dunn were baptized by M*" Howe of Surry 

1812. Feb. 16. Baptiz'd James Felt by his desire & request, he being 

Weak & low in a decline or Consumption. 

1814 Octob' 9. Baptiz'd Samuel Whiting & Lydia Eleutheria Children 

of Moses & Lydia Hill. 

1816 Baptiz'd Harriet Campbell Daughter of Docf^ Jarvis Chase & 

IRhoda Chase his wife, the Child being dangerously sick, & they professing 

their belief in the Christian Religion, & their desire to give up their Child 

to Grod in the Ordinance of Christian Baptism. 


1774. Jan. 27 Married Jonathan Burt & Bethiah Preston. 
July 21 Married Benj° Patterson & Elisabeth Safford 
Sept 7. Married Elkanah Day & Levina Merrill also 

Benjanun Larrabee & Abigail Spaulding — 

1775. April 6 Married Matthew Lane & Elisabeth Stearns. 
Octob. 10 Married Nathaniel Bennett & Sibbel Whipple 
Dec. 26 Married David Cockran & Mary Aiken of Kent 

1776 Sept 11 Married Asa White & Jane Arwin. 

Sept 26 Married Solomon Wright «& Abylene Preston also 
Gardner Simonds ife Nancy Titus — 

1777 June 22, Married Uriah Morris & Mary Tarbell of Chester 
Sept 11 Married Howe as he Said & Mary Glazier 

Nov 2. Married Charles Man & Zeruiah Parker of Chester 

1778 Jan^ 31 Married David Cross & Rhoda Wilson of Acworth. 
Sept 8 Married Charles Richanls Jun"^ & Polly Arwin. 

Dec. 10 Married P^li Evans & Hannah Larcum. 

1779 Jan^ 24 Married Samuel Stafford as he CallVl himself a Stran- 
ger & Abigail Fuller — 

June 21 Married Benj" Williams of Charlestown & Polly Lovell of 

Rockingham — 
June 22 Married IMoses Allen of Greenfield & IMary Larrabee of 

Sept 5 Married Jonathan Fuller & Rhoda Pease also 

Elijah Knights & Mercy Fuller. 
Sept 16 Married Josiah White & Elisabeth Pulsipher — 
Octob"^ 4 Marri(.'d Nath' Miner & Mary Camp of Rockingham 
Octob'' 18 Married M*" McKenzie to the Widow Lois Spencer of 

Dec. 5 Married Nathan Wright & Thankful Eastman — 
Decemb"" 7 Married Benjamin Harris of Iladley & Hannah Galusha 

of Rockingham — 

1780 Feb. 7 Married Will"* Stowell & Phebe Sartwell of Walpole— 

254 First Church of Bochingham^ Vt. [Julyt 

April 12 Married Abel White & Hannah GoBson. 
Aug. 1 4 Married Nathaniel Davis Jan' & Ljdia Harwood 
Nov. 9 Married Asher Evans of Rockingham <& Lecta Sartwell of 
Charlestown — 

1781 Jan 23 Married Elijah Lovell of Rockingham & Abigail Grolds- 
bury of Warwick. 

Jan. 25 Married Frederic Read & Lovisa Peas 
May 31 Married Ebenezer Stoell & Pamela Whitney. 
June 23. Married Leonard Read & Esther Grould. 
July 19 Married Elisha Wright of Rutland & Judith Wright of Rock- 

Dec. 15 Married Benj. Parker & Rachel Wetherbee from Ringe 
December 23 Marrie(l Josiah Griswold & Susanna Simonds. 

1782 Feb. 10 Married Sam* Smith of Amherst & Sabra Debelle of 

April 1 1 Msirried Isaac Stearns & Jane White — 
May 9 Married Ephralm Guild & Philena Wright — 
May 29 Married Thomas Davenport & Zipporah Gray. 
Jmie 16 Married Elisha Knights & Phebe Stoell. 
June 20 Married John Baker & Experience Gibbs also 

William Steams Jun"" & Lydia Glazier & 

Ebenezer Pulsipher & Unity Read 
June 30 Married Daniel Richards & Sally Field of Rock. 

August 14. Married David Campbell & Amela Johnson 
Aug. 20 Daniel Edson & Elenor Richards appeard & He took her as 
his Wedded Wife & she took him as her Wedded Husband — 

Marriages from the Year 1784. 

January 5 Married Samuel Trott of Walpole New Hampshire & Yashti 
Evans of Rockingliara — 

June 1. Married Levi Davis & Widow Mary Holiday of Rockingham 
Julv 22. Married Thomas Watkius of Chester & Hannah Davis of 

August 12. Married Barnabas Graves of Walpole & Rachel Albee of 

February 6 Zebulon Cooper & Matilda Smith Came before me & he 
took her before God & man for his Wedded Wife & she in like Solemn 
manner took him for her Wedded Husband. Sam^ Whiting 

Feb. 20 Married Zebulon Cooper & Matilda Smith 
May. 5 Married John Ripley & Peggy Clark both of Rockingham 
Octob. 6. Married Elijah Reed & Keleif White both of Rockingham 
Decemb. 26 Married Hezekiah Clark & Ama Peas both of .Rocking- 

1786 Jan. 24 Married James Preston & Sally French of Rocking- 

May. 16 IMarried Charles Clark & Hannah Lane of Rockingham. 
July 3 Married Levi Lottimore & Hepzibah Fuller of Charlestown 
Nov. 26. at evening Married Da\i(l Pike of Thomlinson [Grafton 
after Oct 13. 1792] & Rebecca Blanchard of Rockingham. 

1787. Feb. 11 Married Randal Lovell & Caroline Olcott of Rock- 

1902.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 255 

Feb. 19. Married William Glazier <& Tabitha Ripley of Rockingham 
Aug*^ 30 Married Natb^ Finney & Patience Earl of Rockingham 
Octob' 15 Married David Parks & Mary Bingham of Rockingham 
Octob' 30 Married John Stoell & Joanna Berry of Rockingham 
Nov. 14 Married Richard Haseltine & Jenny Campbell of Rockingham 
1788. March 26. Married John Casper Shana Wolf & Lucy Baker of 

April 14. Married Phinehas White & Jerusha Marsh of Rockingham 
June 9 Married Daniel Gaflield <& Ellenor Green of Rockingham 
Decemb. 2 Married Solomon Petty & Elisabeth Earl of Rockingham. 
December 30 Married Samuel McCurdy of Surry in State New Hamp- 
shire & Elisabeth Berry of Rockingham. 

1 789 May 24 Married Samuel Eastman Jun' & Abigail Stoell of Rock- 

August 26. Married John Steams & Ruth Eastman of Rockingham 
December 16 Married John Savage & Elisabeth Evans. 
December 28 Married Isaac Johnson <& Cina Deastaing. 

1790 October 21 Married Levi Sabin & Barbara Stearns. 
Nov. 25 Married Moses Marsh Jun' <& Betsi Campbell. 

1791 January 27 Married Eli Chamberlain & Sally Stanley 
Feb. 2. Married Ozias Savage <& Clarissa Webb of Rockingham 
May 10 Married Isaiah Edson <& Olive Wood of Rockingham 
May 19 Married Turner Wing & Dorothy Whitcomb of Rocking 
May 30 Married Benjamin Albee & Abigail Thomson. 

Sept 30 Married Moses Wright Jun"" & Mary Adams both of this Town 
Octob. 6 Married Jesse Steams & Betsy Gilson of Walpole 

1792 January 19 Married Ebenezer Fuller of Rockingham & Elisa- 
beth Pierce of Putney — also 

Married David Oaks & Sally Marsh both of Rockingham 

Feb. 6. Married Lynde Symonds & Mary Albee both of Rockingham 

Feb. 9. Married in Rockingham Leonard Parker & Abigail Parker 

both of Springfield. 
March 17 Married George Caldwell & Mehetable Wetherbee, of Rock- 

April 29 Married James Weston & Polly Mathers of Rockingham 
June. 2o, Married Will™ Brittain of Westmoreland & Huldah Marsh 

of Rockingham. 
Sept 4 Married Elijah Simonds & Polly Stearns Campbell of Rock^ 

October 9 Married Abner Wheelock & Hannah Stoell. 
Nov. 27 Married Phineas Brown & Sally Wait of Rockingham 
Decemb 6. Married Jonathan B. Wood & Relief Stickney 

April 18 Married Benj" Marsh Ju' & Patty Wait of Rockingham 
May 19 Married Joseph Marsh & Anne Pierce of Rockingham. 
May 29 Married Benj" Go wen & Polly Emery of Rockingham 
Sept 29. Married Thomas Green & Rhoda Stickney of Rockingham 

Jan^ 7 Married Elijah Stanley & Betty McKnight of Rockingham 
April 6. Married Selah Graves & Sabra Roundy. Rockingham 
July. 3. Marrie<l Joel Knight & Hannah Ayrs. Rockingham 
July 8 Married Joseph Read <& Polly Muszy of Rockingham 
July 10 Married Ralph Roqpdy ^ Rosalind^ Wright of Rockingham 

VOL. LVI. 17 

256 First Church of Rockingham^ Vt. [Julyi 

Sept 22 Married Timothy J. Jones HotcUdss & Sarah Sarles of 

Sept 30 Married Zadock Hitchcock of Westminster & Bolah Stearns 
of RockiDgham 


March 2. Married Abner Rice of Walpole <& Hannah LoveU of Rock- 

April 16 Married James Shed of Springfield & Rachel Johnson of 

May. 20 Married David Fletcher of Springfield & Sally Lovell of 

September 14 Married Rogers Clark & Betsy Green of Rockingham 

December 7. Married Nathaniel Davis of Rockingham & Esther Slack 
of Grafton 


Feb. 23 Married Bela Hotten & Patty Olcott of Rockingham 

May 26 Married John Marsh & Nabby Steams of Rockingham. 

July 15 Married Richard HoIIiday & Sarah Kendall of Rockingham 

Octob' 17. Married Levi Alexander & Betsy Perkins of Rockingham 

Octob'' 14. Married Philip Adams & Patty Caldwell of Rockingham 


August 3 Married .Josiah Johnson & Elisabeth Whitney 

Aug*' 17 Married Artemas Aldrich & Huldah Chamberlain 

Sept 7. Married William Minard & Abigail Gushing — 

Sept 12 Married Simeon Aldrich of Rockingham <& Lucinda Clark o^ 

Dec 7. Married Jonathan Blanchard & Polly Lovell 


A[)ril 24 Married Timothy Ross & Sally Albee 

June 4 Married Solomon Jewett of Walpole & Abigail Corlies of Roct' 
ingham — 

June 14 Married Isaac Reed Jun"* & Polly White of Rockingham. 

July. 9 Married Ziba Henry & Hannah Bebee of Marlow 

Nov. 22. Married Isaac Davis of Springfield & Polly White of Rock-^ 


Jan^ 8. Married James Aiken of Antrim & Peggy Orr of Rockingham 

Jan^ 14 Married Samuel Wooley & Susanna Kendall of Rockingham 

January 31, Married Dexter Newton of Unity & Polly Pulsipher of 

Feb. 10 Married John Millar & Hannah Crosby of Rockingham. 

Feb. 17. Married John Smith of Weathersfield & Amy Grey of Rock- 

March. 7. Married Matthew Millar & Mercy Darby of Rockingham 

Octob'' Married Phinehas Bolles & INIartha Clark of Rockmgbam 


Feb. 18 Married David Eaton of Westminster & Anna Clark of Rock- 

April 7*^ Married Eleazar Kendall & Hannah Graves of Rockingham 

May 8 Married Zachariah Shed of Springfield & Lydia Procter of 

3Iay 15 Married Jonathan Morrison & Annah Davis of Rockingham 

1902.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 257 

June. 30 Married Samuel H. Raymenton & Sally Emery of RockiDg- 

July 20 Married Peter Nurse Jun' & Patty Chamberlin of Rocking* 

Aug* 3 Married Samuel Taylor Jun' & Sukee Williams of Rocking- 

Sept. 14 Married Nathan N. Kendall & Betsey L. Steams of Rock- 

Sept 23 Married Daniel Lock & Sally Procter of Rockingham 

September 30 Married Asbbel Spaulding & Abiel Parker of Ludlow 


Jan^ 2 Married Elijah Albee & Sarah Adams of Rockingham. 

May. 24 Married Sisimuel Berry & Hannah Griffin of Rockingham 

July 27 Married Joshua Johnson Jun** & Hannah Estabrooks of Rock- 

Aug* 5 Married Roswell Bellows & Martha Lovell 

Aug^ 19 Married Samson Adams & Sally Pain of Rockingham 

Sept 15. Married Elijah Goodale & Sally Davis of Rockingham. 

Sept*" 28 Married Thaddeus Parks of Chester & Polly llarwood of 

Octob**. 1 Married Nathaniel Crosman & Eleanor Rice of Brookfield 

Decemb. 3. Married Thomas Stebbins & Polly Willard of Rockingham 

Decemb. 27 Married Edmund Chamberlain Jun*^ & Polly Simonds of 


Jan. 4 Married Abijah Adams of Rockingham & Submit Cole of Graf toa 

Jan. 6 Married Pearson Wesson & Patty Williams of Rockingham 

March 11. Married Joel Berry & Hannah Ober of Rockingham. 

July. 12 Married Nicholas Bowles & Sally House of Rockingham. 

Octob. 31 Married Bartlet Damon of Springfield & Eunice WJhite oi 

Nov. 16 Married Isaac Darling & Iluldah Platts of Rockingham. 

Nov 30 Married Alexander Atchinson & Rebecca Adams of Rocking- 

Dec. 7 Married James Davis & Marian Reid of Rockingham 

Dec. 9. Married David Taylor of Grafton & Patty McNeal of Rock- 


Jan. 16 Married Joel Barrett & Eunice Glazier of Rockingham. 

Jan^ 20 Married Luther Pike & Sally Gushing of Rockingliam 

April. 14 Married Esek Weaver & Sally Orr of Rockingham 

Sept 25 Married Daniel G. Uphara of Shrewsbury & EUisabeth Rice of 

Decemb. 1. Married Abijah Ilayward & Abigail Willard of Rocking- 

Dec. 22 Married Peter Dorand & Deidama Wright of Rockingham 


January 16. Married Oliver Pulsipher & Jemima Searls of Rocking- 
ham — 

F(*b. 23 Married Ichabod Eastman & Mabel Wolf of Rockingham 

March 1 5. John Parks Finney & Lydia Archer of liockingham came 
to my house & having been published agreable to Law, but he being a minor 

258 First Church of Rockingham, Vt. [July, 

& not haviBg his Father's ConseDt I refused to many them — thej howev< 
declared that they took & Consider'd each other as hushand & Wife, 
mg to live with & do for each other, accordiDgly — 

March 25 Married John Leach & Hannah Perry of Rockingham 
April 1 9 Married Loring Damon of Springfield & Rehekah J^terhrooks^ 
of Rockingham 

May 7 Married Moses Wright Jon' & Sally Davis of Rockingham 
June 1 2 Married Joshua Eaton of Wilton (N H) & Susannah Boynton. 
of Rockingham 

Aug^ 12 Married John Williams Archer & Sally Lnsha of Rocking- 

Ang*^ 15 Married Samuel Oher Jun' & Lydia Rice of Rockingham. 
Sept 16 Married Nathan Pratt of Fitzwilliam & Dolly Clark of Rock- 

Nov. 15 Married Snllivan Els worth & Hannah Blanchard of Rock- 

Nov. 18 Married Christopher Lovell & Phebe Marsh of Rockingham 
Dec 6 Married Jonas Clark of Westminster & Sally Lake of Rocking- 
ham also Abraham Shipman & Anna Miller of Roclongham 

Jan^ 17 1805 Married David Byington <& Lydia Nurse of Rockingham 
Feb. 22 Blarried Thomas Kimbal & Betsy Downs of Rockingham 
April 6. Married Joseph Weed & Deborah House of Rockingham 
May 23. Married Seth Clark of Westminster <& Lydia Chamberlain of 
Aug^ 14 Marrie<l Robert Gilmore Clark & Abilene Wright Adams 
Sept. 4. Married Kendall Ober & Sally Clark of Rockingham 
Dec. 2 Married Asa Sartwell of Charlestown N H. & Mary Williams 
of Rockingham 

Dec. 1 5 Married Zelah Baker & Catharine Kendall, of Rockingham 
Dec 29 ]yiarried Frederic Shipman & Elisabeth Elsworth of Rock- 

May 26. Married Samuel Pulsipher & Sally Weaver of Rockingham 
July 27. Married Elias Lee & Chloe Ellis of Rockingham 
Octob. 19 Married George Wilson & Polly House of Rockingham 
Octob. 21. Married Samuel Whiting Juu*" & Betsy Chamberlain of 

Dec. 4 Married Obadiah Wilcox & Polly Millar of Rockingham 
Dec. 9 Married Ebenezer M^alvine & Elisabeth House of Rockingham 

January 11 Married Joel Bixby & Sally Barrett of Rockingham 
January 15 Married Thomas Wyman & Lydia Holden of Rockingham. 
Feb. 24 Married Calvin Clark & Dinah Cooper of Rockingham 
March 1. Married Orange Elsworth & Polly Winn of Rockingham 
March 3. Married Ebenezer Platts of Hartland & Jenny Gilmore of 

April 12 Married Luke Lincoln & Betsy Webb of Rockingham. 

May 3 Married John Orr & Dorothy Quincy of Rockingham. 

May 16. Married James Doyle & Mary Heaps of Rockingham 

Dceem^ 17 Married Randal Ev.ans & Betsy Walker of Rockingham 


Jan^ 3 Married James Wooly & Hannah Wing of Rockingham. 

1902.] First Church of Rockingham, Vt. 259 

May. 19 Married Benjamin Wikon of Grafton & Bethiah Hajward of 

Ang^4th Married Horace Loyell & Philadelphia Parsons of Rock- 

Oct. 19 Married Asa Stoell <& Lois Dewey of Rockingham 

Oct 23. Married Samuel Willard <& Betsy Morrison of Rockingham 

Dec 8th. Married Alpheus Kendal of Cavendish & Irena Pulsipher of 

Dec 22. Married James Gil more & Elisabeth Kelsey of Rockingham. — 


Feb. 2 Married David Nurse & Lucy Whiting of Rockingham 

March. 2 Married John Pulsipher Jun' & Elisabeth Randall of Rock 

March. 12. Married Henry Davis Jun*" & Sally Stoddart of Rocking- 

April 23. Married Solomon Pulsipher & Anna Clark of Rockingham. 

Aug^ 13 Married John Albee Jnn' & Betsy Read of Rockingham 

Aug^ 27. Married Jeremiah Sprague & Rebecca Robertson of Rock- 


March 8 Married Nathaniel Nichols <& Betsy Williams of Rockingham 

Aug* 20 Married Sylvanus Hayward of Gilsum & Mary Webb of 

Aug* 26. Married Eliakim Royce & Polly Webb of Rockingham. 

Decemb' 19. Married Moses Marsh & Esther Day of Rockingham 


December 30 Married Abner Cunningham & Fanny Burke of Rock- 

1812 Jan^ 19 Married Jonas Stickney of Jaffrey & Nancy Ripley of 
Walpole or Rockingham 

Octob' 1* Married Samuel Wiley & Lucy Miller of Rockingham 

Oct 27^ Married Joseph S Crumb of Grafton & Hannah Himes of 

Decern^ 9 Married Moses Clark & Nancy Clark of Rockingham 

June 23 1818 M' Jotham Richardson & M" Susan Rider appeard be- 
fore me & a considerable number of Witnesses present when he took her 
as his wife, taking her by the hand he declard that he took her M" Susan 
Rider as his lawful Wedded wife promising to live with her & Conduct 
towards her accordingly ^en she took him by the hand & declared that she 
took him M' Jotham Richardson as her lawful wedded husband promising 
to live with him & Conduct towards him accordiiigly & then they requested 
me to make record of the same Samuel Whiting 

State of Vermont 


Be it remembered that at Rockingham in the county afore- 
County ss. | said on this 25 day of March in the year of our Lord 1837, 
David Smith of Chester in the County of Windsor and State of Vermont, 
and Achsah Cory of Charlestown in the County of Cheshire and State of 
New Hampshire were duly joined in Marriage by me 

( Minister 
Samuel Mason < of the 

( Gospel 

260 Oeorge Graves and his Descendants. [Jul^y 

State of Vermont ) Be it remembered that at RockiDgliam in the 

Windham County Ss j county aforesaid on tlie 8 day of May in the year 

of our Lord 1837 Henry Jewett and Philena Blodget of Nelson, County 

of Cheshire and State of New Hampshire were duly joined in marriage 

by me — ( Minister 

Samuel Mason •< of the 

( Grospel 
[To be continued.] 



Compiled bj the Hon. R. D. Smtth, and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steikbe. 

]. George^ Graves was one of the earliest settlers of Hartford, Conn., 
which town he represented in the General Assembly of 1657. He died 
Sept., 1673. He married twice; Sarah was the Christian name of his 
second wife. 

His children were: 

2. i. Georgr,* b. 1631 ; d. Dec. 3, 1692. 
8. il. John, b. 1633; d. Dec. 31, 1695. 

ill. Mary, m. Dec. 12, 16G5| Samuel Dow; d. Sept., 1673. 

2. George" Graves, Jr. ( George^), removed from Hartford to Mid- 

dletown, where he was representative and marshal. He married 
Elizabeth Ven tress, Apr. 2, 1651. 
Their children were : 

1. Gkorgk,' d. sinpcle, 1699. 

ii. EuzAiiKTii, m. Ebcnczer Dudley, Oct. 25, 1713; d. Sept. 16, 1761. 
He d. Aiiff. 29, 1751. 

4. ill. John, d. 1702. 

iv. Ruth, m. Jan. 25, 1699-1700, John Webb, 

v. Mruitabrl, m. Jan. 1, 1701, James HarrLson. 

vi. Mkrcy. 

3. Deacon John'* Graves, or Grave (George^), of Guilford, married 

lirst, Elizabeth Stillwell, Nov. 26, 1657. She died June 3, 1669, 
and was buried the next day. He married second, Elizabeth 
Crutteu<lcn, in 1670. After his death, she married successively 
John S[)erry and Benjamin Burwell. Elizabeth Stillwell wjis the 
only child of Jasper Stillwell, one of the^first settlers of GuiKord, 
Conn., who was the tenth to take the charge to the freemen, on 
May 22, 1648. His wife was named Elizabeth. His \rill was 
made November, 1656, shortly before his death on the 6th of 
that month. He was buried on the 8th, and the will was proved on 
the 23d. His estate amounted to £210. 17. 10. His widow sur- 
vived him. He was a man of means and built a stone house, one 
of four in the settlement. John Grave, who was a blacksmith by 
trade, lived in Guilford after his first marriage, on the land allotted 
to Stillwell. He naturally sided with the liossiter, or Hartford, 
j)arty in the troubles connected with the absorption of New Haven 
Jurisdiction by Connecticut. He seems to have come to Guilford 
alK)ut 1657, and was a freeman there before 1659. He held several 
town offices, and was town clerk from 1673 to 1685. He was one 
of the grantees of the town patent in 1685, and frequently served 

902.] Oeorge Graves and his Descendants. 261 

on commissions to run town boundaries and audit town accounts. 
He served as a deacon in the church from about 1676 until his 
death, and represented Guilford twenty-three times in the legislature. 
In addition to a home lot of 5i acres, he owned one parcel of up- 
land in the Great Plaine, 10 acres, and 2i acres of upland and 
marsh in the same plain. In 1 667, he bought of Robert Kitchel, 
for £27., the latter's lot in the Little Plain, and six acres of upland 
on the north side of the country highway. 
His children by his first wife were : 

5. 1. J0HN,3 b. Feb. 27, 1G68; d. Dec. 1, 1726. 
ii. Elizabrtii, b. Apr. 11, 1661; cl. young. 

iii. EuzABETH, b. Sept. 16, 1665; d. May 28, 1687. 

iv. Sarah, b. Mch. 14, 1667-8 ; m. Thomas Robinson, Jan. 13, 1692. 

His children by his second wife were : 

V. Abigail, b. Mch. 6, 1669-70 ; d. Aug. 13, 1763 ; m. Ebenezer Ben- 
ton, June 14, 1694. He d. Jan. 22, 1768. 

6. vi. Joseph, b. Aug. 17, 1672; d. before 1716. 
tU. Daniel, b. Sept. 17, 1675; d. Nov. 8, 1676. 

7. vili. Nathaniel, b. Jan. 27, 1677-8; d. Jan. 1727. 

ix. Hannah, b. Jan. 12, 1679-80; d. Mch. 21, 1767; m. Nathaniel 
Stone, Jan. 6, 1709. He d. Aug. 6, 1762. 

4. John' Grave ( George^, George^), of Hartford, married first, May 11, 

1681, Susannah, daughter of Robert and Susannah (Treat) Web- 
ster. She was born Feb. 26, 1658. He married second, in 1690, 
Hannah Davies. 
His children by his first wife were : 

i. Meiiitable,* m. James Henderson, Jan. 1, 1701. 

li. EuzABETH, m. Ebenezer Dudley, of East Guilford, Oct. 26, 1713. 

His children by his second wife were : 

8. Hi. John,* b. Mch. 3, 1695; d. Apr. 1759. 
iv. Sarah, b. Sept. 26, 1698. 

5. Lieut. John' Grave, Jr. {John% George^), of Guilford, was tavern- 

keeper there in 1717. He married Jan. 6, 1684, Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Robert Foote of Branf ord. She was born March 8, 1 664, 
and died May, 1730. 
Their children were : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. July 17, 1686; d. May 26, 1687. 
li. Mehitable, b. Feb. 1, 1687-8; m. Cornelius Hull of Durham, 
Feb. 1, 1714-16. 
9. Iii. John, b. Feb. 1, 1689-90; d. July 17, 1763. 
iv. Ann, b. Aug. 29, 1692. 

10. V. NoADiAii, b. Dec. 4, 1694; d. July, 1751. 

vi. Mindwell, b. Nov. 4, 1696; m. Nathaniel Stevens, Nov. 11, 1713. 
vil. Sarah, b. Apr. 14, 1699; m. Thomas French, Dec. 14, 1720. 

11. viii. David, b. Jan. 31, 1701; d. Nov. 16, 1726. 

ix. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 4, 1708; m. Daniel RcdAeld. 

12. X. Ebenezer, b. July 16, 1705; d. Mch. 1, 1786. 

6. Joseph' Graves {Johti\ George^) of Guilford, married Margaret 

. Her list in 1716 was £14. 11. 0. 

Their children were : 

i. Hannah,* b. Oct. 30, 1699; d. Mch. 24, 1770; m. Samuel Leete 

of Guilford, Nov. 26, 1723. He d. Fob. 20, 1761. 
li. Abigail, b. Feb. 22, 1702; m. Way. 

13. ill. Daniel, b. Apr. 9, 1704; d. Sept. 12, 1782. 

262 Qewge Oravea and his Descendants. [July* 

iy. Thankful, b. Feb. 18, 1706 ; m. Moses Psge of Bnnford, Oct 
20, 1781. 

14. y. Joseph, b. Feb. 14, 1709. 

7. Nathaniel' Grave (John*, George^) married Elizabeth Barnes of 

Groton, Noy. 25, 1709. His list was £73. 10. 6., in 1716, at 

Their children were : 

1. Mary,« b. Oct. 11, 1712; d. Oct. 81, 1715. 
li. Ann, b. Feb. 8, 1714; m. Stephen Dudley, Nov. 15, 1786. 
ill. Mart, b. Apr. 6, 1716; d. Nov. 25, 1776; m. Nehemlah Grlswold 
of Gallford, Jan. 23, 1745. He d. Dec. 81, 1787. 

15. Iv. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 26, 1722; d. Nov. 29, 1799. 

8. John* Graves (Johnny George\ George^), "ye Smith," removed ^ 

East Guilford. His list was £43. 16. 0., in 1716. He married 
first, Phebe Hand, Nov. 19, 1719 ; and second, Eeziah NortoX^) 
Aug. 1, 1723. 

His children, all by his second wife, were : 

I. George,* b. May 30, 1724. 

II. Phebe, b. Jan. 20, 1726; m. Enos Hall, Aug. 6, 1750. 

III. Samuel, b. Aug. 8, 1728; d. Nov. 5, 1786. 
Iv. Joanna, b. Aug. 8, 1730. 

v. Sarah, b. Jan. 23, 1733; ck Oct. 8, 1775. 

vl. John, b. Oct. 9, 1735; d. Apr. 13, 1791; m. (1) Elizabeth Graven 
Dec. 20, 1760; m. (2) Sarah Dudley, who d. Nov. 19. 1799. Hi^ 
children were: 1. George^ b. Apr. 9, 1760. 2. John, b. Oct. 16, 
1761. 8. TUu8, b. Apr. 8, 1765. 4. Miriam^ m. Joseph Bart^ 
lett, May 23, 1787. 

vil. Submit, b. Jan. 13, 1738. 

vUl. Kbziaii, b. June 27, 1743; d. Oct. 8, 1775. 

iz. Samuel, b. July 11, 1746; lived In Durham and Stonin^on. His 
children were: 1. Joseph, bap. Apr. 13, 1755. 2. Benjamin^ 
bap. Jan. 1, 1758. 

X. RuFus, b. Sept. 27, 1749; lived in Sunderland, Vt. ; m. Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Daniel Benton, Nov. 7, 1773; and had children; 
1. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 2, 1774. 2. B^fus, 

9. JoHN^ Graves, Jr., Esq. {John\ John^^ George^), of East Guilford, 

married first, Elizabeth Stevens, May 10, 1714. She died Feb. 30, 
1725. He married second, Abigail Starr, in 1728. She died Aug. 
6, 1752. He married third, Naomi, widow of Benjamin Blachley. 
She died Sept. 22, 1770. His list in 1716 was £120. 7. 0. 
His children by his first wife were : 

1. Anne,* b. Apr. 12, 1716; d. May 29, 1801; m. Thomas Griswold 
of Guilford, Feb. 19, 1735. He d. Jan. 16, 1784. 

il. John, b. Apr. 16, 1717; d. Feb. 17, 1718. 

111. John, b. Apr. 28, 1719; d. Dec. 13, 1759; m. (1) Abigail Pier- 
son, Oct. 15 1744. Shed. Dec. 29, 1745; m. (2) Phebe Hart, 
July 16, 1747. She survived him; m. Jonathan Crampton, in 
17G1, and d. Feb. 7, 1763. John Graves's only child was Ruth, 
b. Dec. 18, 1745; d. Oct. 1805; m. 1764, Ambrose Evarts. 

iv. Ezra, b. July 3, 1722; of East Guilford, Sept. 28, 1747; m. Eliza- 
beth, dau. of Noadlah Grave, and had Elizabeth, b. Nov. 15, 

His children by his second wife were : 

T. Simeon, b. Nov. 12, 1729 ; d. Jan. 2, 1801 ; m. Naomi Dudley, 
June 6, 1750. Shed. Aug. 28, 1754. Their children were : 1. Abi- 
gail, b. Nov. 25, 1751; d. Feb. 10, 1822. 2. Timothy, b. 1759; 
d. Jan. 6, 1849. 8. Rhoda, b. 1761; d. July 19, 1840; m. 1788, 
Stephen Conkling. 

!.] George Chaves and his Descendants. 263 

yi. EuAS, b. Apr. 10, 1788; of East Gailford; d. May SI, 1802. He 
m. (1) Mabel Murray, Feb. 28, 1768, who d. ». 86, May 10, 
1779; m. (2) widow Mary Cleveland Hnbbard, from Soathold, 
Long Island, Mch. 29, 1780, who d. te. 75, Jane 21, 1826. His 
children were: 1. Maheh b. Oct. 7, 1764; d. Nov. 14, 1764. 2. 
John. d. Aug. 20, 1787. 8. Mabel, b. Jan. 1, 1781 ; d. single, 
Oct. 5, 1848. 4. Hubbard, b. Dec. 19, 1782. 5. Olive, b. 1784; 
d. young. 6. Mary, b. Aug. 26, 1785 ; m. E. Kimberly. 

vii. Timothy, b. Dec. 8, 1740; d. young. 

NoADiAH* Grave (Johnny John\ George^) married Sarah . 

He lived in Guilford and Durham. 
Their children were : 

i. Sarah,* b. Mch. 20, 1720-1 ; m. Aaron Farmelee of Goshen, Apr. 

5. 1763. 
li. NoADiAH, b. June 20, 1721 ; probably d. young, as not mentioned 

in his father's will. 
iii. Elizabrth, b. Jan. 21, 1728; m. (1) Ezra Grave; m. (2) Moses 

Sheldon of Durham, Apr. 20, 1749. 
iv. Abigail, b. Sept. 23, 1725. 
V. David, b. Oct. 6, 1728; of East Guilford; d. Nov. 2, 1779; m. 

Temperance Dndley, Oct. 15, 1749. She'd, te. 92, June 20. 

1822. Their children were : 1. Temperance, b. 1750 ; d. June 

5, 1751. 2. Prudence, b. Oct. 18, 1751; m. Aaron Blachley, 

Oct. 17, 1769. 3. David, b. Feb. 1763; d. Mch. 10, 1765. 4. 

David, b. Sept. 11, 1766; d. Aug. 10, 1764. 5. Nancy, b. Sept. 

22, 1758; d. Aug. 24, 1829; m. Stephen Evarts. 6. Clarissa, 

b. Nov. 4, 1764; d. July 8, 1848; m. (1) Preston Kelsey; m. 

(2) James Thomas. 7. Naomi, b. Dec. 4, 1768; d. single, 

Sept. 11, 1855. 
vi. RoswELL, b. Dec. 5, 1781. 

David* Grave (Jokn\ John\ George^) married Prudence Willard, 
Feb. 17, 1725. She married second, Zachary Field, March 1, 1732, 
and died Nov. 27, 1737. 
Their only child was : 
i. David.* b. Mch. 16, 1726. 

Ebenezer* Grave {Johnny John\ George^) married Mary Isbel, 
Feb. 12, 1730. She was born Apr. 19, 1708, and died May 6, 

Their children were : 

1. Ebbnbzer,* b. Nov. 24, 1780; d. Jan. 14, 1814; m. Apr. 14, 1757, 
Mary, dan. of Josiah Willard. She d. Mch. 16, 1820, te. 88. 
Their children were: 1. Anna, b. Mch. 8, 1758; m. Fislse 
Bartlett of Georgia, Vt. ; no children. 2. Luman, b. Jan. 1, 
1760; m. in J 791, Abigail Todd, and removed to Vermont. 8. 
Ezra, b. Apr. 28, 1762; d. Aug. 17, 1822; m. Abigail Scranton. 
4. Tamsen, b. Feb. 21, 1764; m. Rev. William Stone. 5. Luther, 
b. Feb. 19, 1766; d. single. In Guilford, Ohio. 6. Mary,b. 
Aug. 80, 1769; m. (I) Samuel Farmelee, Jan. 28, 1798; ro. (2) 

Ward. 7. Adah, b. Sept. 24, 1771; m. Abel Blair of 

Georgia, Vt. 8. Justus, b. Oct. 19, 1778; lived in Guilford, 
Ohio; m. (1) Betsey, dau. of William Fowler, Nov. 25, 1801. 
She d. Oct, 17, 1822, te. 44; m. (2) widow Temperance Harris, 
Apr. 19, 1824. 9. Julius, d. se. 6 years. 

ii. Gilbert, b. Aug. 13, 1732; d. July 10, 1754. 

iii. Kli, b. July 20, 1734 ; of East Guilford ; d. Jan. 29, 1795 ; m. Han- 
nah, dau. of Joseph Wilcox, July 14, 1757. She d. Jan. 1, 
1805. Their children were : 1. Gilbert, b. Sept. 21, 1758; d. 
July 22, 1841; m. Elizabeth Kelsey. 2. Milton, b. Oct. 28, 
1761; d. May 6, 1816; m. (1) Lucy Buell of Killingworth; m. 

264 George Gfraves and his Descendants. f Jolji 

(2) Sarah Comstock of Essex. 3. Hannah, b. Kay 21, 1764; 
m. Wiiiiani Pannelee. 4. Elizabeth^ b. Jone 22, 1768; m. Eli 
Tattle. 5. Mabel, b. Mch. 4, 1772; d. Jan. 28, 1837. 

It. Euzabeth, b. Sept. 24, 1786; d. Apr. 17, 1767; m. John GriTes, 

T. Ambrosb, b. Sept. 10, 1738; d. Sept. 22, 1818; m. (1) Jan. 24, 
1765, Catharine Field, who d. Nov. 20. 1777; m. (2) 1T78, 
Silence, dan. of Josiah Dodley. She d. Apr. 2, 1822. Chil- 
dren by first wife: 1. Edmund, of Snnderland, Vt. ; d. Jane, 
1827; m. Benlah Hill. 2. Ambrose, b. 1767; d. B^y 6, 1S43; 
m. Jan. 3. 1789, Nancy Hopson. 3. Xabb)f, b. 1769; d. ipr., 
1855; m. Charles Caldwell. Sept. 14. 1788. 4. Catkarine.h* 
1773. 5. Attgvstutt, b. 1775. 6. Mindwell, b. Nov., 1776; d. 
single. Mch. 2, 1865. Child by second wife: 7. Artimesia^^' 
Sept. 8, 1779; d. single, Apr. 18, 1874. 

Ti. Israel, b. Nov. 4, 1740; d. Nov. 10. 1812; m. Rebecca Dadleyt 
who d., ». 82, Nov. 8, 1828. Their children were: 1. Chloe, 
m. Ashi>el Bradley. 2. Rebecca, m. Billy Dowd. 3. BachA, 
b. 1774; m. Orrin Dowd; d. Oct., 1802. 

vii. Mary, b. Mch. 16. 1743; d. July 23, 1764. 

▼ill. An.n, b. Feb. 21, 1746; d. July 8, 1776. 

13. Daniel* Grave {Joseph*, John% George^), of North Guilford, married 

first, Elizabeth Stevens, Jan. 20, 1732. She died Aug. 9, 1751. 
lie married second, Elizabeth, widow of John Lee, Dec 20, 1755* 
She died July 8, 1798. 

His children, all by his first wife, were : 

i. Elizabkth,* b. Oct. 14, 1732; d. Ang. 23, 1761. 

li. Sarah, b. Dec. 21, 1733. 

111. Daxikl, b. Feb. 29, 1736; d. Aug. 7, 1751. 

iv. Abraham, b. May, 1737: d. July 22, 1794; m. Mch. 14, 1764i 
Catharine Hall of Wallingford, who d. May 1, 1804. Their chil- 
dren were: 1. Carine, b. Nov. 9, 1764; in. Josiah Coan, May 
17, 1786. 2. DanieU b. Dec. 25, 1766; went to New York; 
m. Sept. 10, 1808, Abigail Ransford. 3. Sarah, b. Feb. 22, 

1770. 4. Abraham, b. Dec. 14,1773; m. Llnsley. 6. 

Rachel, b. Feb. 23, 177G; m. Bela Benton. 6. Nancy, b. 1789, 
in her motlier'a 50th year; d. Jnly 4, 1804. 

V. Lucy, b. Nov. 8, 1739; m. John Lee. 

vi. Thankful, b. 1742; d. Aug. 14, 1751. 

vii. Benjamin, b. 1747; lived in North Guilford; d. Apr. 16, 1829; 
m. (\) Freelove Barnes, Dec. 8, 1772, who d., ae. 67, Aug. 27, 
1810; m. (2) Abigail Chittenden. His children, all by his first 
wife, were: 1. John, b. Dec. 10, 1775; d. Jan. 4, 1846; m. 
May 7, 1797, Jerusha Rossiter. 2. Jerusha, b. Dec. 10, 1776; 
d. Sept. 19, 1817; m. Amos Chittenden, Sept. 30, 1794. 3. 
Elizabeth, b. June 27, 1779; m. James Maltby of Northford, in 
1829. 4. Rufus, b. June 17, 1781; d. young. 5. Freelove, 
b. Dec. 25, 1784; d. Sept. 12, 1848; m. Seth B. Fowler. 

vlil. Eunice, b. Mch. 13, 1749; d. June 13, 1761. 

14. Joseph^ Grave (Joseph^, Johfi^ George^), of Middlefield and Dur- 

ham, married Elizabeth . 

Their only child was : 

I. Thankful,* b. July 28, 1742 : d. Nov. 18, 1742. 

15. Nathaniel* Grave {Nathaniel, John\ George^), of Guilford, mar- 

ried Rebecca Elliott, May 22, 1756. She died July 28, 1820. 
Their children were : 

i. Nathaniel,* b. Feb. 12, 1757; d. single, Sept. 18, 1782. 

II. Sarah, b. Apr. 8, 1762; d. Jan., 1839; m. 1780, Ebenezer Man- 

ger, who d. Apr. 10, 1834. 

1902.] Deaths in First Church ofNeedham. 265 





Communicated by Georob Kuhn Glabke, LL.B. 
An Account of Deaths in Needham, 

Oct : 24 : 1749. Nathanael Fisher had a QhM JliU-hoTu. 

Nov : 13. 1749. Reuben, Son of Samuel Richards, died. N- 

Dec. 25. 1749. Frederick, Son of Samuel Richards, died. N, 

Feb: 17. 1749, 50. Daniel Pratt died. 

April: 14 : 1750. The Child of Reuben & Lucy Dunton was forc'd to be 

destroy'd as it came into the world. 
Mav. 17. 1750. N. Mehetabel, the Wife of Henry l>ewing Sen:, died. 
May : 20. 1750. N. The Child of John & Ahiffatl Keith was forc'd to bo 
, destroy'd as it came into y®. O. 

May: 23. 1750. Anne, Daughter of Joshua Kendal, died. 
June, 1. 1750. Edmund Dewing jun : died. 

June, 15. 1750. Aaron, Son of Henry Dewing, died, very early in y*. 

Sept : 27. 1750. The Aged Widow Judith Rice died. 
Oct: 3. 1750. Thomas Kinch died. 

Nov: 1. 1750. . . Henry Pratt died, 
l^c: 8. 1750. Ephraim Bullard had a daughter died. 

Mar: 2G. 1751. N. A Negro-child belonging to M". Deming ^ed i it's 

name was Rofe, 
May. 10. 1751. A New-born cliild (a daughter) of Deacon Fisher died. 

A^ug: 5. 1751. Ebenezer, Son of Ebenezer Fisher, died. 

Aug: 9. 1751, Betty, Daughter of Cromwel Oliver (iEthiops) died, 

in y®. Morning. 
Ang: 19. 1751. Mary, Daughter of Edmund Dewing, died. 
S^tpt: 9. 1751. Jonathan, Son of Ebenezer Iluntting, died. SOO, 

Nov : 18. 1751. JohUj Son of James Parker died, of y^ Throat-distemper. 
Nov: 25. 1751. Mercy, daughter of Jeremiah Hawes died, of the 

Mar: 14: 1752. Beulah, Daughter of Nehemiah Mills died, fuddenly. 

^ar: 25. 1752. at Night. Jofiah, Son of Jofiah Reed, died (or in the 

Morning of the 26^. day.) 

* Ib the REOiSTKa for October, 1901, pa^ 399, the correct date of the marriage of 
"Corge Aldcn and Hannah Wright is Oct. 29, 1809, as given in the town records, 

in the issue for April, 1902, page 147, seventh line, for 1750, read 1769. The latter 
J**8the jrear of Olive Dunton's birth. The church record is worn away, and illegible^ 
"'^MJso is an impoaaible date; see same Rboister, page 141. 

'I'he following was found with the marriages of later date, in the town records : Aug. 
*•» 1796, Capt. Isaac Loker o^ Sudbury and Mehitable Ward. 


Mar : 26. 1752. 
Mar: 28. 1752. 

Deaths in First Church o/Needham. 


April. 15. 1752. 
Api^l. 32- 1752. 
May. 6. 1752. 
May. 12. 1752. 
May. 27. 1752. 
June. 3. 1752. 
June, 4 : 1752. 
June. 8. 1752. 

June, 23. 1752. 
July. 1. 1752. 
July. 25. 1752. 

Aug: 5. 1752. 
Sept: 1. 1752. 
Sept: 27. 1752. 
: 17. 1752. 

Jofiah, Son of Jeremiah Fisher, died. 

Lydia Chickering (of Springfield^ Dedham) died (at 

M'^. Jonathan Parker's in Needham.) 
Ifrael Mills died. 
Jonathan Smith died. • 
Capt : Fisher died, of the SmaU-pox. 
Mary Fuller, Wife of Ensign Thomas Fuller, died. 
John, Son of Thomas Ockinton, died. 
The Widow Tambling died. 
A Negro-Child died at Andrew Gardner's. 
Dorothy, the Wife of Enfign Nath:" BuUard, cUed of 

the Small-pox. 
A new-bom Child of WiUxam Smiih*$ died. 
N. James Kingsbery died. 
Deborah, y*. Wife of y*. Aged Joseph Hawes, diei 

(Nata, Oct : 1. 1668. DenaU, July. 25. 1752.) 
N. A NegroKshild belonging to Jonathan Gay, died. 
Edmund Dewing died. 

New Style. Deacon Woodcock died. Sept : 16. 0. S. 
N. S. John Chub's young Child died. 

The Continuation of an Account of Deaths in Needham. 

Dec: 4: 1752. 
Mardi, 26. 1753. 

March, 26 : 1753. 
March, 29. 1753. 
April: 2. 1753. 
May. 1, 1753. 

June. 17. 1753. 
Nov: 2. 1753. 

Nov: 29. 1753, 
Dec: 30. 1753. 

April, 8. 1754. 
April, 9. 1754. 
April, 18. 1754. 
May : 1. 1754. 

May: 7. 1754. 
May: 18. 1754. 
May: 19. 1754. 
June, 6. 1754 : 

June, 11. 1754. 

June, 13. 1754. 
June, 15. 1754. 

N. S. Mary j\ Wife of William^ Chub died. 

The Aged Ephraim Ware died. In y«. 94*^ : Tear of Us 

Ase, as tis tho't 
At Night. Samuel Glover's new-bom Child died. 
John, Son of John Edes, died. 
Abigail Chickering died. 
Mary, Daughter of Stephen Huntting died, (one of his 

Twins. ) 
Anne, Wife of John Pajm, died. 
N. Mehetabel, Wife of the Aged P^benezer Ware, 

died : Suddenly. 
John Payn died. 
Mattliias Ockinton died, Suddenly. \^Dec : 30. O. S. 

1753. /an: 10. 1754: N. S. 
Katy, Daughter of Josiah Parker, died. 
My iVtf^ro-Servant Homer died. 
N. Joseph Barber died. 
Mane. The Child of Nathanael Chamberlain & Jane his 

Wife, was forced to be destroyed as it came into y^. 0. 
Man^. Anue, Daughter of Joshua Kendal died. 
James Smith died. 

Jonathan Prat (Son of Zebadiah Pratt deceased) died. 
Alexander J Son of Alexander Pherey, {Scoto-IRbemt) 

Henry Beavoir (a Foreigner depriv'd of the use of his 

reaion) died. 
Sufanna, the Wife of Edward Beverf tock, died. 
Hannah Kendall (originally of Framingham) died ; of 

a Consumption. 

1902.] Deaths in First Church o/JVeedham. 267 

June, 17. 1754. Nathanael Bullard died. 

June, 20. 1754. Samuel Glover*8 young child (a daughter) died. 
July : 26. 1754. Rath, Daughter of Jonathan & Ruth Smith, died. 
Aug: 13. 1754. In the Night. Efther, Daughter of my Son & Daugh- 
ter Kingsbery, died. 

Aug: 14: 1754. Rebecca, Daughter of Abiel Smith died. 

Aug : 13. 1754. In the Night after the 13:"> Day, The Wife of David 

Robinfon died. 

Aug: 23. 1754. Night Rebecca, Daughter of Jofiah Woodard, died. 

Aug : 26 : 1 754. Mane. Lydia, Daughter of Ebenezer Huntting, died. 

Sept : 3. 1754. Man^. Lydia, Daughter of Jofiah Upham, died. 

Sept : 12. 1754. cir : Jofiah Upham had a Son died. Sept: 12. 1754. 

Sept : 17. 1754. Ephnum Bullard had a Daughter died. 

Sept : 20. 1754. Leonard ; Son of Lemuel Prat died : & the fame day 

Hannah Brown died. 

Sept : 23. 1 754. Lemuel, Son of Lemuel Pratt, died. 

Sept : 25. 1754. Ebenezer, Son of Jonathan Gay, died. 

Sept : 27. 1754. Mehetabel, Daughter of William Smith, died. 

Sept : 28. 1754. At Night Another of Jofiah Upham's Children died, 

a Son. 

Oct : 9. 1754. A Son of Seth Wilf on died. 

Oct: 13. 1754. At Night. Rebecca, Daughter of Peter Richardfon, 


The Continuation of an Account of Deatlts in Needham, 

Oct: 15. 1754. Aaron Son of Mofes Dewing; &, Rhoda his daughter 

died ; &, The fame day at Night, John Coller had a 

Daughter died. NB. All Three died in the Night 

after the \b^\ Day. 
Oct : 24 : 1754. At Night : Jofiah Parker had a Child died : a Son. 
Oct : 25. 1754. Abraham, Son of Abraham Chamberlain, died. 

Oct : 28. 1754. At Night Mary, Daughter of Samuel Chub, died. 8. 

Nov : 2. 1 754. At Night, Joseph, Son of David Mills, died. 

Nov : 5. 1754. Just at night, Hannah, Daughter of Samuel M*'intyer, 

died. 39. 

Nov : 8. 1754. Vefpers. Lydia, Daughter of Joseph Daniel, died. 

Nov : 21. 1754. Jofiah, Son of Joseph Daniel, died. 
Nov : 25. 1754. William, Son of Ebenezer Clark, died. 
Nov : 28. 1754. Nocte. A Child belonging to one Beulah Gregory, 

Dec: 16.1754. Ephraim Bullard'^s youngest Son died. Nomen pueri, 

Dec: 27. 1754. A Child of Samuel Greenwood died. 

Dec: 29. 1754. Ichabod, Son of Thomas Broad, died. 

Dec: 30. 1754. Mary, Daughter of Jofiah Dewing, died. 47. 

Jan: 7. 1755 ... At Night Oliver, Son of Thomas Broad, died. 
Jan: 14. 1755. At Night. Timothy-Tolman, Son of Henry Dewing 

lun'* died 
Jan: 26. 1755. At Night John Gill died. 

Jan : 27. 1755. Hannah, Daughter of Joseph M*^: intyer, died. 

Feb : 25. 1 755. Johu Chub died. Vespers. 
April, 10. 1755. Samuel, Son of Samuel Richards, died. 

268 Deaths in First Church of Needhexm, [<^i>Ij> 

April : 28. 1755. x. Oliver, Son of Reuben Dunton, died, 

Aug : 13. 1755. A male Negro-child belonging to Samuel Glover, <fied. 

Sept : 5. 1755. Ruth Dewing, the widow of EdmuxMi Dewing, died. 

Sept: 10. 1755. At Night, Young Uriah Coller's new-bom child died. 

Dec : 26. 1755. At Night, Elifabeth, daughter of Nehemiah Mills, died 

Jan : 26. 1756. Dorothy, Wife of Josiah Ware, died. 

Jan : 27. 1756. Vespers. The Wife of Samuel Huntdng was delivered 

of SiJlill-boTn child. 
Feb : 15. 1756. Early in y*. Morning, Rebecca, Wife of Deacon Eleazir 

Kingsbery, died. 
Mar: 8. 1756. . . The A^ed Jofeph Hawes died. Bom, Aug: 9. 1664 
Mar : 10. 1756. At Night : John Bird's young Child died. 
Mar : 23. 1756. (In the Morning of y«. 23^». day.) David Robinfon died. 

Early in y«. Morning. 
April : 1. 1756. Early in y*. Morning, Capt : Robert Cook died ; in y*. 

86"». Year of his Age. Bom, Dec: 1670. 
April, 10. 1756. Early in the morning, Thomas Ockinton died ; fuddenly. 
April : 19. 1756. At Night, Stephen IIuntting*s new-bom child died, a 

April, 21. 1756. Early in y*. morning, Peter Violas (of Hopkinfton) 

died. Peter Violas. 
April, 26. 1756. Early in the morning, Elifabeth, Wife of Benjamin 

Mills, died. 
May: 14: 1756. At Night, John Payn died. 

May : 1756. Stephens, a Soldier belonging to Killings worth, died at 

Jer. Dewing's. D 

(line perhaps gone.) 

The Continuation of an Account of Deaths in Needham. 

May : 22. 1756. Elifjibeth, Wife of Stephen Iluntting, died. 

June, 3. 1756. At Night, Deacon Fisher had a child y?i*//-bom. 

July : 19 : 1756. Jonathan, Son of Lemuel Pratt, died. 

Sept: 13. 1756. Mofes, Son of Caleb Child, died. 

Sept: 'lb, 1756. At Night, Enoch, Son of Ezekiel Richardfon, jun': 

died : 
Sept : 29. 1756. At Night. Ezekiel, Son of Ezekiel Richardfon, jutf. 

Oct: 9. 1756. Early in the morning. Mary, Daughter of Ezekiel 

Richardfon jun*": died. 
Oct : 12. 1756. Samuel, Son of Timothy Kingsbery, died. 

Oct: 31. 1756. Early in the morning, M^ Carter had a Child died. 

Daniel Cart(T. 
Nov : 20. 1756. Esther, Daughter of Jonathan Whittemore, died. 
Nov : 21. 1756. Just at Night, Daniel Carter had another Child died. 
Mar: 7. 1757, The Aged Widow Mary Gay died. Born, Dec: 24: 

1059. Aged 97 years, 2 Month. 
April : 13. 1757. Rhoda, Daughter of Peter Richardfon, died. 
May: 28. 1757. Simeon, Son of Daniel Iluntting, die<l. 
June, 22. 1757. Jemima, Daughter of Moses & Jemima Pratt, died 

(fcalded to death.) 
June, 24: 1757. A Child of William Gregory died, (of y®. quinfey.) 
Oct: 11. 1757. Mau^. Thomas Gardner Sen"": died. 


] Deaths in First Church of Needham. 269 

2. 1757. Mane. Deacon Fisher had a child y?t^-born. 

^ 1757. Nathanael Tolman had a Daughter died ; (his Youngest 

Child.) 8. 

.1. 1758. . At Night, Deborah Prat (Daniel Prat's Widow) died. 

(or^ Jan: 12. Mane.) 
14 : 1758. At Night, Abigail Dewing (Andrew Dewing's Widow) 

14 : 1758. At Night, Sufanna Payn died, (or, Feb: 15. Man^.) 
21. 1758. Jonatlian Parker died. 
>3. 1758, Hannah, Wife of WiUiam MlUs jun': , died. 

, 9. 1758. At Night, Moses, Son of John Alden, died. Natus, 

Nov: 13. 1738. 
25. 1758. Elifabeth Rice died. 

21. 1758. The Widow Mary Barber dted. 

13. 1758. Daniel, Son of Jonathan Gay, died, (one of y®. Twins.) 

27. 1758. Abiel Smith's new-born child died. 

20. 1758. A Daughter of Jonas Cook died. Nomen puellae, 


25. 1758. The Wife of Jonas Cook died. 12. 

L 1759. Moses, Son of Moses Prat, died. 

14 : 1759. Esther Fuller died. 

18. 1759. William Brown's youngest Child died. 

JO. 1759. At Night, Eleazar, Son of Timothy Newel, died. 

30. 1759. Jefse, Son of Jefse Kingsbery, died. 

I. 1759, The Wife of Jolm Woodcock died. 

L 1759. Hannah, Daughter of Jefse Kingsbery, died. 

14 : 1759. The Aged Jofiah Newell died. 

1. 1759. Patience, the Wife of Nehemiah Mills, died. 

). 1759. William Mills died, 

off) Elisha, Son of Aaron Smith jun"". died. 

The Continuation of an Account of Deaths in Needham. 

. 1759. . . Mary, the Wife of Deacon Fisher, died. 

!, 1759. . . The Widow of William Mills Seu^, died. 

. 1759. . . Early in the Morning, Eleanor y Wife of Daniel Hunt- 
ting, dietl. 

7. 1759. . . At Night, Lydia, Wife of Ezekiel Richard/on Sen^, 

died, (or, Oct: 28. 1759. Mane.) 

I, 17C0. . . . At Night, A new-born Child of Ebenezer Fisher's died. 

a Son. 
12. 17 GO. Jonathan Kinch (Servant of Josiah Woodward) died. 

II. 1760, Mary, Wife of Josiah Dewing^ died. 

20. 17 GO. Rhoda, Daughter of John & Abigail Keith, died. 

22. 1760. Nathanael Lyon died. 

. 1760. Deacon Timothy Kingsbery ([iq^l. 

. 17 GO. Thomas Metcalfe died. Kill'd by a Cart's going over 


12. 1760. Mane. The Child of the Widow Esther Morfe, died. 

4 : 1761. Nathanael Fisher had a f on y?t/^lK)rn. 

7. 1761. Mary, the Wife of Nathanael Fisher, died : at Night. 

8. 1761. 3. Tlie -tVged Widow Hannah Newell died, at her 

DaughtA Havens. 


Deaths in First Church of Nttdham. 


March, 5. 1761. 
April, 29. 1761. 
May, 6. 1761. 
May. 21. 1761. 
May. 26.1761. 
July. 15. 1761. 
July. 21. 1761. 
Sept: 15. 1761, 

Sept: 17. 1761. 

Sept: 26. 1761. 
Oct: 9. 1761. . . 
Nov : 3. 1761 . . . 
Nov: 5. 1761. . 
Nov: 10. 1761.. 
Dec: 22. 1761. 
Jan: 6. 1762. . . . 
Jan: 5. 1762. 
March, 2. 1762. 

March : 13. 1762. 
April, 5. 1762. 

May: 11. 1762. 

May. 25. 1762. 
June, 8. 1762. 
June, 16. 1762. 
July. 7. 1762. 

Jemima^ Daughter of Eliphaiet Kingsherjf, died. 
^ Michad Gay died. Kill'd by a fall from his horfe. 

At Night, mi/abeih Pratt died. 

Mshetabel, Wife of Jonah Ware, died. 

N Deacon Ft/her had a child y2t22-boni. 

A fa, Son of Samuel Dagget, died. 

JEbenezer, Son of Samuel Dagget, died. 

M'. Charles Deming died at Danvers; (& was buried 
here in Needham, Sept: 17.) 

The Aged Widow Rebecca Smith, Relict of Cfhrutopher 
Smith, died. (Nata, Maio, A.D. 1681.) 

Mau^. Jonathan Crag died. 

Peter,£on of Jo/eph Drury, died. 

JEligha, Son of Jofiah Woodward, died. 

Elisabeth Daniel (Daughter of Joseph Danid) died. 

The Widow Eunice Kingshery (once Plmnjield) died. 

Molly, Daughter of Ebenezer Wilkinson, died. 

The Widow Elifabeth MuUar died. 

A chad of RoheH Child died. 

Doctor Joshua Wheat died. At M'. Jonathan Hunt- 

At Night, Elisabeth^ Wife of Samuel Huntting, died. 

At Night, Zehadiah Prat had a Child died. eir\ a 
Fortnight old. 

In the Evening, My dear Daughter Jane Butler died, 
at Boston ; interred here. 

Martha Pratt died. 

John Mills died, in the morning. 

Moses^ Son of Joseph Mackentire, died, in the morning. 

Deacon Fisher had a cliildy^i7/-bom. 

The following is in the latter part of the church book, and written by Mr. 
Townsend, with the exception of the last three lines : 

The Names of these who were in the Foundation of this Chh, who yet 
furvive at this present time of writing, viz: Dec: 29. 1753. N. S. Males,. 
Jotiathan Toxcnfend, Robert Cook, Timothy Kingsbery, Eleazar Kingsbery who 
went over to y*. Anabaptists) William Mills, Jofiah Newell, Joseph Barber^ 
Females, Deliverance Parker, Lydia Metcalfe, Mary Barber, Sufanna Payn. 
Dec: 29, 1753. NB. April, 18. 175 1. Joseph Barber died. Apnl, 1. 1756. 
Capt: Robert Cook died. Feb: 14: or 15. 1758. Sufannah Payn died. 
Mary Barber died, April, 21. 1758. Josiah Newel died. May. 14. 1759. 
William Mills died, July: 9. 1759. Deacon Timothy Kingsbery died, Oct: 
5. 1760. Deacon John Fisher died Oct. 17. 1788 aet 72 — Deacon Jofiah 
Newell died Dec'. 11. 1792 a?t 83 — his widow, Sarah Newell, died July 13. 
1797. 8Pt. 87. 

[Eleazar Kingsbery, at one time a deacon, died January 27, 1767, aged 
84, and was the last man of the original members of this church.] 

[I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of the deaths recorded in. the first 
book of the First Church in Necdham. , 

(Signed) George K. Clarke, Justice of the Peace, and 
sometime Clerk of the First Parish in Necdham.] 

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1902.] Our English Parent Towns. 271 


By Oscar Fat Adams, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

Brain tree and Booking, though separate parishes in Essex, form 
but one town in everything but name and certain minor details of 
local interest. The twin parishes, known to the outside world as 
Braintree, are situated on rising ground beside the river Black- 
water, on the Braintree branch of the Great Eastern Railway. 
From the west the town may be reached via Bishop Stortford, on 
the Cambridge line, or from the south via Witham Junction, on the 
Colchester division. Braintree, anciently known as Branchetreu, 
or Branktre, is conjectured to have been successively a British and 
a Roman station, and in the time of King John it had become a 
market town, and a halting place for the countless pilgrims on their 
way to the shrine of Saint Edmund at Bury. When the terrible 
Duke of Alva was harrying the Netherlands, a number of refugee 
Flemings settled in Braintree, between 1567 and 1573, and soon 
established woollen manufactures which throve for a long period, 
the trade in baizes, once called "bockings," being especially im- 

Despite its venerable aspect in some quarters, the little town, like 
its chief namesake in this country, is not neglectful of latter-day 
interests. Immense quantities of crape are produced at the Brain- 
tree Mills, and at the Church Street Mills in Bocking ; while silk 
mills, matting works, and boot and brush factories add their quota 
to the Braintree exports. 

The streets of both parishes are narrow and winding, and lined 
by old houses with projecting gables, and modem ones which fol- 
low ancient models; while the footways in some instances are 
mere ledges before the house fronts. Among the houses are some 
of quiet pretensions, old inns, like the White Hart and the Horn, 
and in one street may be seen two three-storied, clapboarded mills 
that might have been transported bodily from Massachusetts, so un- 
English do they appear. 

♦ Population : 5,303 ; with Bocking, 8,829 (1891). 46 miles from London (Liverpool 
St. torroinus of Great Eastern Railway). Parish churches: St. Michael, rej^ister from 
1660, living, a vicarage; St. Mary the Virgin (Bookini^), living, a rectory. Other 
churches and chapels : 3 Con^e^ational ; 2 Baptist; Unitarian; Wesleyan; Primitive 
Methodist; Friends. Local institutions: Mechanics Institution; Workingmen's Hall; 
Com Exchange; Cottage Hospital. Schools: Board, and National. Weekly news- 
paper, Braintree and Bocking Advertiser. 2 banks. Inns: White Hart; Horn. Mar- 
Ket day, Wednesday. Annual fairs in May and October, the latter for cattle and hops. 
Governed by a local board of 9 members. 

VOL. LVL 18 

272 Our English Parent TamtB. [Jdj, 

Braintree is abreast with the times in several important respects, 
for not only is it abundantly supplied with water from artesian wells, 
but its sewage is utilized upon sewage farms ; and in the Booking 
portion is a public garden, the gift of Sydney Courtald, an im- 
portant mill owner of Braintree. To the various members of the 
Courtald family, indeed, the town owes several of its public build- 
ings, such as the Mechanics Institution with its library of some four 
thousand books, and the Workmen's Hall with its reading room. 
In the High Street is another building of prominence, the Com 
Exchange, the headquarters of the Second Battalion of the Essex 

Within a very spacious churchyard, in the centre of the town is 
the large church of Saint Michael, with its tall spire, but it has under- 
gone so much restoration that it appears very modem as to its exte- 
rior. All periods of Pointed architecture are represented in its 
fabric. The church plate includes among other pieces, two chalices 
and a silver spoon dated 1616, and inscribed ^ Braintary." In 
Booking will be found the more interesting church of Saint Mary. 
It is built of flint and stone, in the Third Pointed style, and, like 
Saint Michael's, has a peal of six bells. The churchyard trees idmost 
hide the church from sight when one is near at hand, but from the 
garden of Bocking Hall^ an ancient manor house just without the 
high crenellated wall of the enclosure, there is an excellent view of 
the pinnacled tower. 

Not far distant from Bocking HaU is another ancient mansion, 
known for centuries as Dorewards HaU^ showing a tall gable flanked 
by slender turrets, with large muUioned windows between. The 
Six Bells Inn is in the vicinity, and near it is a time-worn alehouse 
called the Dial House, from the sundial on its exterior. Its tap 
room is wainscotted to the ceiling and has a handsome carved oak 

As might be looked for in the namesake of the American Brain- 
tree, the Essex town is a stronghold of non-conformity, and the 
** Braintree church-rate " is a famous suit long pending in the courts. 
In London Road is a Congregational church large enough to seat 
twelve hundred persons, and in Bocking are two more chapels of 
the same faith. The hamlet of High Garrett, in Bocking parish, 
contains a Unitarian church. In Bocking, also, are the Roman 
Catholic church and convent of the Immaculate Conception, designed 
by the noted architect, the late John Bentley, and opened in 1899. 

The residences of especial note in Braintree are Bocking Place j 
a large brick mansion, with lodge entrance and extensive pleasure 
grounds, the seat of Sydney Courtald, and Stisted HalL The 
country immediately about the town is a gently rolling district, with 
no very salient features, but to all appearance a prosperous agricul- 
tural region. The community itself is growing rapidly, and long 
rows of new houses extend out into the country. There seems to 

1902.] Our English Parent Towns. 273 

be no reason why the town should not increase, since it is the centre 
of important local industries, and its mill owners are persons of 
much public spirit who have already done much for the community. 

Two miles west from Braintree is Bayne, the former residence of 
the CapeUs, Earls of Essex. The remains of the mediaeval manor 
may be noted here, and the picturesque church tower with its mas- 
sive angle buttresses pinnacled at the top. Three miles further are 
the scanty but beautiAil remains of Leigh Priory, and a few miles 
beyond is Little Dunmow, the locality celebrated for its " Dunmow 
Flitch," still occasionally awarded. Maldon, Chelmsford and Col- 
chester may also be conveniently visited from here. 

The only American localities which bear the name of Braintree 
are in New England ; the Massachusetts Braintree was named di- 
rectly for the English one, while Braintree, Vermont, was so called 
because forty-seven of its original sixty-five proprietors belonged 
in Braintree, Massachusetts. New Braintree, Massachusetts, was a 
'* Grant" to the old New England town. 


Braintree, or Branctree, has also been known as Raine-magna. In old records 
It Is written Branktree Hamlettum de majpia Raines. Raines is the old name 
which In Domesday book included the territory of Braintree and Raine, or 
Rayne, Tillages. In Braintree are three manors: Nayllngherst, Marks, and 
Bishops manor. 

The charch of Braintree Is dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel, its parish 
register does not begin till 1660. Inside of the church is the tomb of Rev. 
Samuel Collins, who died 2 May, 1657, and is buried therein. He was vicar of 
Braintree for many years. In a letter written 18 Jan., 1631-2, he speaks of his 
endeavours to reform the errors of sundry in his town, who would not be 
persuaded. It still lay in him to procure toleration for their nonconformity. 
He writes It was no easy matter to reduce a numerous congregation into order 
that had been disorderly for llfty years, and for the last seven been encouraged 
In that, by all the refractory ministers of the country, by private meetings, and 
schismatical books ; that these persons labored to make his person and minis- 
try contemptible and odious because he would not hold correspondence with 
them ; and that if he had suddenly fallen upon the strict practice of conformity, 
he had undone himself and broken the town to pieces. Upon the llrst notice of 
alteration many were resolving to go to New England. By his moderate and 
slow proceedings he has made stay of some, and hopes to settle their judg- 
ments. This statement, and his conformity, probably saved Collins from being 
brought before Archbishop Laud and the High Commission. In the funeral 
sermon preached at CoUins's death. Rev. Matthew Newcomen, of Dedham, 
England, refers to his services as above. 

Religious reformation had, however, been strong at Braintree at a still earlier 
date. The Beckwyth family of Braintree were apprehended for heresy, in 1527. 
William Piggot, a barber, was burned at Braintree, 28 March, 1555. 

On 17 April, 1628, there repaired to the Quarter Sessions at Chelmsford, 200 
persons, who delivered a petition in the names of the weavers of Braintree and 
Bocking, complaining of extreme necessity for want of work by the cloth- 
makers, intimating that above 80,000 persons were likely to partake of that 

Some of the justices went to treat with the clothmakers of those towns, and 
persuaded the people to repair to their homes. The clothmakers pretended a 
stop of trade, and that they were utterly unable to employ the weavers. 

274 Our English Parent Towns. [July, 

In July, 1629, these wearers went to Robert, Earl of Warwick, and com- 
plained that their masters made them make their cloths longer than formerly, 
withoat extra pay for it. 

In a petition of divers bayemakers (baize makers) 4 May, 1637, of Bralntree, 
Bocking and Coggeshall, they state that by reason of the decay of trade many 
of them were now workmen who were formerly workmasters. Out of com- 
passion to the poor of the towns, and at the request of the justices of the peace, 
they had bon*owed money beyond their means to keep the poor at work. There 
is also a ** list** of the clothmakers, a statement of the number of pieces of baize 
on hand in the three towns (1405), and consequently the want of trade, and the 

In 1786, President John Adams and his wife visited Bralntree, England. He 
states: *' I examined all the monuments and gravestones in the church and 
churchyard, and found no one name of person or family of any consequence, 
nor did I find any name of any of our New England families except Wilson and 
Joslyu, Hawkins, Griggs and Webb. I am convinced that none of our Braln- 
tree families came from this village, and that the name was given it by Mr. 
Coddington in compliment to the Earl of Warwick, who, in the beginning and 
middle of the seventeenth century, had a manor here which however at his death 
about 1665, went out of this family." 

In regard to the naming of Braintree, Mass., it may be noted that the Rev. 
John Wilson, pastor of the First Cliurch In Boston, who came from Bocking, 
adjoining Bralntree, England, had a large farm at Braintree at the time it was 
first named. 

In 1579, Robert, Lord Rich, became patron of the vicarage of St. Michael the 
Archangel, at Braintree, and founding a school and almshouse at the neighbor- 
ing village of Felstead, Essex, he gave something from the patronage to tliose 
institutions. Edward VI., in the 4th year of bis reign (1550), granted tlie manor 
to Richard, Lord Rich, which continued in the family for over a century. The 
governors of the Felstead charities are among the principal land owners of Braln- 
tree at the present time. 

In Felstead church is a chapel used as the burial place of the Rich family ; and 
it contains, among other of the family monuments, a superb monument to Rich- 
ard, tirst Baron Rich, Lord Chancellor, who died In 15G8. Also one to Robert 
Rich, Earl of Warwick, who died in 1618 and who was succeeded by his son 
Robert, a supporter of Cromwell, and greatly Interested in the Bay Colony, to 
which In; consigned extensive supplies. There still lies imbedded in the mud 
of the Neponset River the frame of *' the barque • Warwick,* " which, tradition 
states, was a vessel named for the aforesaid Earl, trading between England and 
New England. 

1 March, 1636, a ship was to be ready to be built at Portsmouth, with money 
raised by a tax in the County of Essex. It was to be of 800 tons, and to cost 
£8.000. Of this sum, £951-12-4i was to be raised in the Hundred of Illnckford, 
wliich contained about tifty parishes, one of which was Braintree. In Braintree, 
one hundred and thirteen people were taxed, and also ten out-dwellers, or non- 
residents, who had property there. The list is headed by the vicar. Rev. Sam- 
uel Collins, to whom we have previously referred. The next name is that of 
^lark Mott, and half a dozen names further along his son Adrian Mott, who was 
elder of the church. They were related to Collins, and the will of Mark Mott, 
who died in 1638, is given in Waters's Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 1137. 

Following the name of Mark Mott is that of Mrs. Hawkins, widow of Alder- 
man John Hawkins of London, whose will is given in the Gleanings, Vol. 1, p. 
466, and who was related to the Whipple family of Ipswich, Mass. In the chan- 
cel of the church is a mural monument inscribed to John Hawliins, who died in 
1633. He gave his son, Abraham Hawkins, his messuage where the testator 
then dwelt. In Braintree, but the sons are not given in the tax list. A Robert 
and Abraham Hawkins appear at Charlestown, Mass., a few years later. Near 
the head of the list appears the name of Mr. Sparhawk. This refers to James 
Sparhawk, whose will is given in the Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 1196, and who was 
connected with the Dedham and Coggeshall family, from which came the Cam- 
bridge, Mass., family. Of this family was Rev. Edward Sparhawk of St. Mary 
Woolnoth, London, and Black Notley, Essex. Edward is mentioned in the will 
of Ann Anger (Gleanings, Vol. 2, p.. 1190) and Samuel Crane (ibid, Vol. 1, p. 

1902.] Our English Parent Towns. 275 

226). He was ejected from Notley, and removed to the neighborhood of Col- 
chester, within five miles of the town where ** Old Mr. Sparhawke minister, was 
buried, 9th September, 1678." It is also most probable that he was a brother of 
Nathaniel Sparhawk, who settled at Cambridge, Mass. (See Emerton and 
Waters's Gleanings, p. 115.) 

In the will of Thomas Trotter of London (Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 1114) appears 
the name of John Debnam, who is in the tax list, and that of William Lingwood, 
who also is mentioned in the will of Mary Clarke, Thomas Wilson, and others. 
A letter from Lingwood, who is fifth on the tax list, is to be found in Vol. 2, 
Land Records of Conn. (Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 1116.) 

Following Debnam's name is that of Daniel Wall, he is mentioned in the will 
of his brother-in-law, Robert Wortham (Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 1182 ; where other 
Wall family wills are given, pp. 1130-34). Wortham*s name is tenth after Wall 
in the tax list. Richard Skinner's name follows Wall; and the wills of his fa- 
ther and mother are given in Gleanings, Vol. 2, pp. 1205-6. 

Next comes John Marryan, who is mentioned in the Gleanings, Vol. 2, pp. 
1026-7, 1115, 1196. He was connected with John Maryon of Watertown and 
Boston, who was a son of Isaac Maryon of Stebbing, Essex, a parish seven 
miles west of Braintree. This family, in some of its branches, has changed 
the name to Merriam. 

Mr. Rice Thursby can be identified in ** Rice Thnrsby, gen*" ^Gleanings, Vol. 
2, p. 1132). Widow Marsh was Grace, widow of John Marsh of Braintree, 
clothier; their wills are given in Gleanings, Vol. 2, pp. 1026-7. 

Josef>h Mann is mentioned in William Skinner's will (Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 
1205). George Palmer occupied lands of John Sparhawk of Great Coggeshall, 
Essex (Gleanings, Vol. 2, p, 1197); William Elders is mentioned in James 
Sparhawk's will {ihid^ p. 1196). John Maiden is mentioned in the will of his 
brother-in-law Thomas Fitch of Bocking (Gleanings, Vol. 1, p. 593); and 
William Wai<lin in that of John Marsh (ibid. Vol. 2, p. 1026) ; while Richard 
Oultlnge is doubtless Marsh's brother-in-law " Richard Outing" (ibid). 

John Tallecot of Braintree, pewterer, the ancestor of the Talcott family of 
Connecticut, died in 1604, and his will is given in Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 1125. 
The family name does not appear in the tax, however. 

The Hampsted, or Holmsted, family had lands at Braintree in 1592, but 
the name does not appear in the tax list. (Gleanings, Vol. 2, p. 1209.) 

James Wiseman is pn the tax list; while a James AViseman appears at Brain- 
tree, Mass., in 1639. 

Joseph Loomis's name appears in the list, and is also found in the will of 
John Hawkins, of Braintree, as a ** loving friend and neighbor," as well as one 
of the witnesses (Gleanings, Vol. 1, p. 466) ; and as the will was dated and 
proved in the autumn of 1633, it disproves an old tradition of the family that 
he came to Dorchester in the " Mary and John" in 1630. 

In 1628 it was intimated to the Council of State that Braintree, with other 
towns in the county, refused to pay the charge of the billeting of the soldiery, 
and had been very obstinate in the matter of loans to the king. 

A letter, dated 27 July, 1640, states : " Last Thursday the soldiers about Brain- 
tree, Essex, got leave to ring the bells, and being in the church and seeing the 
communion table railed about, cried out it was not fit the communion table 
should be impounded, so they took the rails away and burnt them, for which 
two or three of them are since imprisoned." 

We cannot consider Braintree without including Bocking, which makes one 
continuous town of the two parishes extending for a mile. We find mention of 
Bocking as early as 1006, and in Domesday it is called Bocklnge. It was held by 
the Church of the Holy Trinity, Canterbury, and there is frequent mention of 
the place to the time of the dissolution of the monasteries, when Henry VIIL 
granted to Roger Wentworth the manor of Bocking; and his great-grandson 
Roger held the manor, with lands in Braintree and elsewliere, his name appear- 
ing on the tax lists, and following in Bocking that of the rector. Dr. John 

Rev. Nathaniel Rogers was curate under Barkham, and the latter dismissed 
him for not putting on a surplice *• when burying an eminent person of the par- 
ish." Barkham also had Rev. John Wilson suspended by Archbishop Laud, 
because a lady, in comparison, spoke of Wilson's preaching more favorably 
than of Barkham's. Another New England minister from Bocking was Rev. 

276 Our English Pareni Towns. [Jnljf 

James Fitch, who settled in Norwalk, Conn., and baa oo his tomb, ** Natos fnit 
apod Booking 1662, Dec. 24 in Nora An^, renit, st li." 

On the tax list of Bocking, which has nearlj 150 names, appeani widow 
Fitch, Thomas and John Fitch ; and there are manj other niwaw borne by New 
England emigrants. In the Gleanings are mentioned Matthew and John Whip- 
ple (Vol. 1, pp. 465-7), Thomas Wilson (Vol. 2, p. 1112), John Amja (Vol. 1, 
p. 466), and William Skinner (Vol. 2. p. 1205). 

The names to be fonnd in the Oleanings, in the wills of the following resfdeota 
of Bocking: Thomas and Snsan Wilson (Vol. 2, pp. 1112, 1114), Mary Oarka 
(Vol. 2, p. 1115), Francis Archer (Vol. 2, p. 12S7), and George Wood (Vol. 2, 
p. 1286), nearly all appear in the list. 

Fortnnstely the earliest entry in the parish register of the chnrch of St. 
Mary the Virgin, at Bocking, is 1558, and many vital records can be gleaned of 
families of that parish. 

Previons to 1650, we find in Massachnsetts records still presenred to as, about 
20 emigrants mentioned as cloth-workers, or clothiers ; 2 fullers ; 62 wearers, 
say makers and websters ; and 3 wool carders. A great nnmber of these came 
from Connty Essex. At Coggeshall, the interesting connection of the Crane 
family with that of the Rogers family is shown in the Gleanings, Vol. 1, p. 224. 

Of Ber. Edward Sparhawk, prerionsly mentioned, it was said, 21 March, 1636- 
7, that he was ** neither licensed preacher or cnratc, bat a suspended minister 
who had maintained conrenticies in Coggeshall, where they refase both the 
first and second payment of ship money, nor will they yet be brought to make 
a rate." The writer, Dr. Robert Aylett, who had these notes from one Durden, 
a schoolmaster at Coggeshall, suggested a search of the study of John Dod, 
vicar, and his son Nehemlah; of -^— Brewer, curate of Hedingfaam Castle; 
** Edward Sparhawk, now resident of Coggeshall, Robert Crane who married 
Sparhawk's sister, [and] John Sparhawk, brother to Edward." 

The ship-money tax list referred to, gircs the names arranged under the 
streets into which Coggeshall was dlrid^ at that period. Church street had 
35 residents or owners of land ; East street, 23 ; West street, 13 ; Stoneham 
street, 18 ; and Market end, 26 ; a total of 115. There were also 27 non-resident 
owners of land. The Little Coggeshall list has 32 names on it. 

Six miles east of Braintree are Great and Little Coggeshall parishes, forming 
the town of Coqrgeshall. One of the earliest trades of the conntry was the 
manufacturing of wool cloth, which was greatly encouraged by Edward II. and 
Edward III. In 1557, special mention is made of Coggeshall, Bocking and 
Braintree as cloth manufacturing towns, and at that date the trade was weU 
established there. ** Forasmuch as many persons do counterfeit the making of 
Cocksal, Bocking and Braintree clothes, commonly called Handywarps, adding 
thereto such like lists as the makers of such clothes do. to the great deceit of the 
King and Queen's Majesties* subjects," &c. (4 and 6, Philip and Mary). ** Foras- 
much as the towns or villages of Bocking, Westharford, Dedham and Cocks- 
hall, in the county of Essex, be fair large towns and as well planted for 
clothmaklng, as the said town of Goddelmine (Surrey) or better, and few towns 
in this realm better planted for that purpose and have been inhabited of a long 
time with clothmakcrs," &c. (I Elizi^. statute). 

Norden, in his Description of Essex, 1694, gives Colchester, Braintree, Cogs- 
hull, Bocking, Hawsted and Dedham as '*especiall clothing townes" of Essex. 
Coggeshall was noted for its rare white goods, exceeding any cloth in the land 
for fineness. In 1652, there were at least 52 clothmakers manufacturing in 
Coggeshall alone. The Guild which was connected with the woollen trade is 
mentioned as early as 2 Edward IV. 

Castle Hedingham, previously mentioned, was the residence of Anne, the 
mother of John Coggeshall, who settled in Rhode Island. (Gleanings, Vol. 1, 
p. 748.) Castle and Sible Hedingham are a few miles north of Braintree and 
Bocking. The parish register of the former begins in 1558, but of the latter 
not till 1680. Coggeshall register begins in 1584. In 1640, the chief inhabi- 
tants of Coggeshall petitioned that the soldiers billeted at Billerlcay should not 
be lodged at Coggeshall, '* as it is a town full of workmen, standing upon the 
trade of bay-making, which trade for the past six months has been much de- 
cayed, so that the number of poor has grown extraordinarily great, and the 
charges trebled. The town is not able to lodge any beside their own families, 
being so populous that four or fire families are constrained to inhabit one 
house." Walter Kendall Watkins. 

1902.] Samuel BlaJcealey and hit Detcendants. 277 



By Jambs Shbpabd, Esq., of New Britain, Conn. 

1. Samuel^ Blakeslbt was a planter of Guilford, Conn., in 1650, and 
Is the ancestor of the Woodbury and Waterbury, Conn., Blakesleys. He 
is supposed to have been a brother of Thomas Blackly who came in the 
^Hopewell*' from London to Massachusetts in 1635, was in Hartford, 
Conn., in 1641, and removed to Branford, Conn., in 1645. Bronson's 
History of Waterbury, Conn., (iVbte, p. 466) says " There is a tradition 
among hk descendants, that two brothers of the same name of Blakeslee 
€ame from the West of England, designing to settle in the Plymouth 
Cdiony, and that one of them died on the passage. Hie other came to 
Plymoath, where he died in the early days of the Colony, leaving one son, 
who was place^with a blacksmith in New Haven, Conn., to learn the trade.'* 

Samuel Blakesley of Wheatland, Monroe County, New York, a rather 
eccentric individual, prepared a manuscript history of his family, dated 
Dec. 30, 1822, from which a few excerpts are taken, viz.: 

^' Samuel and John Blakesley brothers left England, with their anvil, 
vice, hammers, tongs, &c., and landed at Boston, Mass., and purchased 
what is called Boston Neck. « * * Here they lived a few years and 
labored at Blacksmithing. They soon left Boston for New Haven, Samuel 
bought land and settled there but John his brother went northwest of New 
Haven with his family, near the western part of the state. 

In this Blakesley ^mily there is and has been a number of remarkable 
men both for strength, courage, ambition and enterprise. 

My father's name was Joseph, my grandfather's name was Samuel, my 
great grandfather's name was Ebenezer and his father was Samuel, the first 
emigrant from England. These accounts I had from my father when I was 

My grandfather Samuel was in the town of Wallingford where he lived 
and died, where my father lived and died and on the same farm where my 
brother Joseph now lives." 

Then follows his family genealogy, &c., ending with an account of his 
services in the Revolutionary war, when only 16 years old, and various 
episodes of military and political life. 

Undoubtedly thb tradition is founded on facts, but probably some of these 
^ts are sadly mixed and misapplied. The emigrant Samuel was probably 
a blacksmith, as the inventory of his estate inaudes "Shop Tools," 196 
pounds of iron and a lot of ^* refuse iron." The New Haven records also 
ahow that other Blakesleys, for several generations, were blacksmiths. No 
record of any emigrant John is found, and it is mainly the descendants of 
Samuel who peopled the western part of the state. 

Samuel^ Blakesley married, Dec. 3, 1650, Hannah Potter, daugh- 

* There is not a Blakesley entry in the first and second hooks of New Haven births, 
deaths, and marriages other than those of Samuel Blakesley and his descendants, and 
all of these records nave heen incorporated into this senealogy ; and every deed indexed 
under Blakesley, either as grantee or grantor, in the first thirty Tolcunes of the New 
Haven Land Records, has been examined. 

278 Samuel JBlakesley and his Descendants. [Jnljf 

ter of John and Elizabeth Potter, of New Haven. He bought hiB home lot 
at Guilford of Henry Dowd, about 1649. Richard Hubball '' was admitted 
a planter at Guilford, Feb. 24, 1653-4, on purchasing Samuel Blatchlej's 
lot and acoommodations." (Steiner's History of Guilford, Conn., pp. 
125, 129.) 'He removed to New Haven between 1653 and 1657, and, 
by the New Haven records, died May 17, 1672. His inventory amounted 
to £231. 148. 9d. Administration on his estate was granted to his widow, by 
the County Court, June 16, 1672. Widow Hannah Blakesley married 
Henry Brooks, Dec. 21,1676. (New Haven Records.) On Jan. 3, 1676-7, 
Henry Brooks and his wife were warned to appear, with the children of 
Samuel Blakesley, before the court to give security, dec., when Samuel, 
being of age to choose his guardian, sought his father and mother, which 
the court approved and also appointed them to be guardian to £benezer« 
who was under age to choose. (County Court Records, Vol. 1, p. 99, now 
with the Clerk ef the Superior Court.) 

On Feb. 6, 1676-7, Henry Brooks and wife appeared before the court 
for the settlement of the estate of Samuel Blakesley, late of New Haven, 
deceased, and distribution was ordered, — To Hannah Brooks, relict of the 
deceased ; to John Blakesley, the eldest son ; to SamueP Blakesley ; to 
Ebenezer Blakesley ; to Mary, daughter of said Blakesley. (New JElayen 
Clounty Court Records, Vol. 1, p. 101.) 

A little more than twenty-five years after this distribution was ordered, 
John^ Blakesley appears to have been anxious to protect his rights, and had 
the following caveat recorded : 

'* John Blacksle of New Haven enters his caveatt against any Record to 
be made or alteration of any Lands yt was formerly his father's Samll. 
Blacksey of New Haven, this entered May ye first 1702, he being ye eldest 
son of his father deceased." (New Haven Land Records, Vol. 2, p. 73.) 

In Nov., 1702, " Hannah Brooks wife of Henry Brooks of New Haven, 
formerly widow, relict and administrator of Samuel Blakesley deceased," 
rendered the final account of the distribution, the eldest son John receiving 
the house with an acre and quarter of land. The total amount distributed 
was £121.3.3. (New Haven County Court Records, Vol. 2, p. 110.) 

Bronson and others have erroneously said that Hannah Potter was a 
daughter of William Potter. No record is found of any Hannah in Wil- 
liam Potter's children, while the court proceedings as to John Potter's 
estate, and the " heifer belonging to Hannah," show that John Potter had 
such a daughter. The will of John Potter's mother, Hannah Beecher, 
made in 1657, is also conclusive, as she mentions the three children of John 
Potter as her grandchildren, giving " to Hannah Blackly my grandchild, 
wife to Samuel Blackly, twenty shillings." The other grandchildren, John 
and Samuel, are known to have been the sons of her deceased son, John 
Potter, and as Hannah is named between John and Samuel, she was not 
only the daughter of John, but was probably his second child. William 
Potter was then living, and received his share by Hannah Beecher's will, 
and hence no mention is made therein of any of his children. But the will 
of Elizabeth Rose (who was formerly Jolm Potter's wife), made July 23, 
1677, about six months after Widow Hannah Blakesley married Henry 
Brooks, names her " daughter Brooks," which, taken in connection with 
the facts before shown — that Samuel Blakesley's widow, Hannah, married 
Henry Brooks — makes it absolutely certain that Samuel Blakesley 's wife 
was Uie daughter of John and Elizabeth Potter. Widow Hannah Brooks 
died Nov. 7, 1723. 

1902.] Samuel Blahesley and his Descendants. 279 

Children of Samuel and Hannah : 

i. John,* b. Oct. 22, 1651 ; d. Sept. 2, 1653. (Gallford town Records.) 

2. 11. John (2d), by tombstone record, b. aboat 1654 ; bapt. at New Haven, 

Dec. 13, 1655. 

Hi. MosBS, bapt. Dec. 18, 1655. 

Iv. Mary, bapt. Dec. 13, 1655. 

T. Hannah, b. Oct. 22, 1657. She is the first child of Samnel Blakesley 
recorded on the town records of New Haven. 

tI. Mary (2d), b. Nov. 2, 1659; bapt. Sept. 16, 1666; m. John Thomas. 
John Thomas of Woodbury, Conn., formerly of New Haven, and his 
wife Mary, deed land in New Haven, Dec. 5, 1694, to John Blakes- 
ley, in which deed Thomas calls Blakesley his "brother-in-law." 
(New Haven Land Records, Vol. 1, p. 618.) Cothren says this John 
Thomas was in Woodbury about 1690. 

3. Tii. Samukl, b. April 8, 1662; bapt. Sept. 16, 1666. 
vlii. Ebenezer, b. July 17, 1664 ; bapt. Sept. 16, 1666. 

iz. Hannah (2d), b. May 22, 1666; bapt. as Anna, Sept. 16, 1666; d. 

July 8, 1669. 
z. Jonathan, b. March 8, 1669; d. July 11, 1669. 
zi. A son, b. April 1672; d. AprU 1672. 

2. John' Blakesley (Samtiel^) was born about 1654. Earlier publica 
tions have erroneously given the birth of his brother, who died at 
Guilford, Conn., in 1653, as the birth of this John who died at New 
Haven, Conn,, March 12, 1712-13. He married, about 1675, 
Grace, daughter of Moses and Grace Ventrus, of Farmington, Conn. 
This is shown by the will of Moses Ventrus, on record at the Probate 
Office in Hartford, Vol. 6, p. 10, in which he names his '^daughter 
Grace the wife of John Blakesley." Also by a deed appertaining 
to the distribution of the estate of her brother, Moses Ventrus, Jr., 
of Farmington, Conn., showing that a portion of the said estate 
was given to "ye heirs of Grace Blackley," Dec 21, 1722. (Farm- 
ington Land Records, Vol. 4, p. 102.) A Grace Blakesley, probably 
widow of John, married, as second wife, John Doolittle, Jan. 29, 
1717, as appears from the Wallingford town records. Grace 
Blackely was admitted to the first church of New Haven, Sept. 
23, 1685. 

John Blakesley was one of the jurymen at the New Haven 
County Court, in June, 1702, March 1703-4, and Nov. 1712. His 
will is dated March 7, 1712-13, was exhibited in Court, March 30, 
1713, by his widow Grace and sons John and Moses, and is recorded 
in Vol. 4, page 1 44, as follows : 

'* In the Name of God Amen I John Blakcly of New Haven being now 
sick and weak and under some appearances of roy Great Change By 
Death Yet of Sound mind and memory Do See Cans to make and ordain 
this to be my Last will and testament in maner and forme following — 
Imps. I give my soul to God whoe Gave it through Jesus Christ my 
mercy fnll Redeemer In hopes of free redemption through hla merits 
and my Body to a Decent and Christian Buryall according to the Dis- 
cretion of my Executors hereafter named — and as for yt. temporall 
estate which God hath blessed me with I dispose of as foUoweth, after 
my Just Debts and funerall expenses are paid my will is that my dear 
and Loving wife Grace Blakely shall have the one half of my personal 
estate To be at her own Dispose onely amonj^st my Children according 
to her discretion. 2ndly that my two Sons John and Moses Blakly Shall 
have all my Real Estate In housing Lands and medow Respect 
Y)eing had to what either of them have already Received and that 
It be equally Divided between them both as to Quantity and Quality 
also my will is that my said Sons do comfortably provide for their 

280 Samuel Blakesley and his Desoendanis. [Jntyy 

Mother During her Natural life. 8id ly mj will ia that My Dsogfater 
Mary ford Shall have fire poands of money paid to her by my Ezeentors 
ont of my personal! estate beside what sbee hath already Reod. 4th ly 
as to what Remains of my personal Estate after Jost Debts and Lega- 
eyes are paid ray will is that it be Equally Divided between ray 8on» 
John & Moses and Anna Sperry the wife of Moses Sperry. further my 
will is that what I have given to my two Sons as also to my Daughters 
Shall be to them and their heirs and asigns for Ever, also my will ts that 
my two sons shall have all my Rights In Commonage in New Haven to 
them their heirs and assigns for Ever. Lastly I Do nominate cad ap- 
point my Dear and Loving wife Orace Blakely and my sons John Blakely 
and my Son Moses Blakely to be my Execntrlx and Execntors of this mj 
Last will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have here nnto Set 
my hand or mark and seal this Seventh Day of March one thousand 
seven hundred and twelve or thirteen 
In Presence of Us Witnesses his 

Abraham Bradley John B Blaklt. 

John Mnnson muk 

Theophilns Mnnson." 

The inventory amounted to £527.1 08.1d. His tombstone stands 
by the west wall in the Grove St Cemetery, New Haveo, and gives 
his death as March 12, 1712-13, age 59. His widow Grace died 
before Deo. 21, 1722, when a portion of hiN brother's estate was 
distributed to her heirs. 

Children of John and Gface : 

5. i. John,* b. Jnly 15, 1676. 

6. ii. MosBS, no birth record ; he is called ** son " in his father's will. 

ill. Hannah (afterwards called Anna), b. Ang. 6, 1681 ; m. Moses Sperry, 
Jan. 1, 1705, son of Richard, Jr., and Martha (Mansfield) Sperry, b. 
Jan. 7, 1681. She died June 2, 1741. (Tnttle Family, p. 684.) 

Iv. Mary, b. May 16, 1683 ; m. Jonathan Ford, July 11, 1711. 

8. Samuel* Blakesley (SamueP), bom at New Haven, Conn., April 8, 
1662, was a blacksmith. (New Haven Land Records, Vol. 3, p. 
139.) He married, Nov. 20, 1684, Sarah, daughter of Nathaniel 
Kimberly of New Haven, not die daughter of Thomas Kjmberly, 
as heretofore published. The will of Nathaniel Kimberly, dated 
Oct. 26,1705, names daughter "Sarah Blakely." (New Haven 
Probate Records, Vol. 3, p. 78.) Thomaa Kimberly was her grand- 
father ; and " Nathaniel Kimberly, John Mallary, in right of my 
wife Elizabeth, Samll Blackly in right of my wife Sarah, of New 
Haven, Joseph Chitendon of Guilford, in right of my wife Mary, 
all collateral heirs of ye estate of Thorns Kimberly, late of New 
Haven deces**,'* convey interest to John Ball of New Haven, in a 
deed aclmowledged Dea 27, 1714. (New Haven Land Reoords, 
Vol. 4, p. 387.) Samuel Blakesley removed to Woodbury, where his 
first six children were baptized in 1 697 (Cothren's ** Woodbury," p. 
504), but he probably died in New Haven. 

His will is dated Sept. 15, 1729 ; son Tilley, executor, presented 
the will for prohate at New Haven, Nov. 6, 1732. It names wife 
Sarah, boob Samuel, James and Tilley, and daughters Merriam, 
Mary, Mehi table, and Sarah. (New Haven Probate Records, VoL 
6, p. 74.) 

Childr^i of Samuel and Sarah, all recorded at New Haven : 

7. 1. BAMUSL.'b. Jan. 28, 1685; bapt. 1697; m. Jan. B, 1709-10, Helena, 

dan. of SbeneEer Brown, Jr. 

1902.] Samuel Blahesley and his Descendants. 281 

.11. Mkbriam ; b. May 2, 1688 ; bapt. 1697 ; m. Feb. 18, 1706-7, Caleb Mallory, 

b. Nov. 8, 1681, eon of Peter, Jr. 
Ul. Jonathan, b. Jan. 6, 1690-1; bapt. 1697; probably died young; not 

named in his father's will. 
It. Sarah, b. Sept. 6. 1692 ; bapt. 1697. 
T. Anna, b. Dec. 2, 1694 ; bapt. 1697. 
yi. Mart, b.Sept. 6, 1696; bapt. 1697; m. Oct. 29, 1717, SamnelDown. 

8. Tii. Jamss, b. April 27, 1699 ; m. in 1724, Thankf nil Upson. 

Till. Mrhitablk, b. Aug. 31, 1702; m. Jane 18, 1724, William Trowbridge. 

9. U. TiLLXT, b. March 18, 1705 ; m. Feb. 7, 1728-9, Mary, dan. of Ebenezer 

Brown, Jr. ; d. Feb. 26, 1789. 

1. Ebenezeb* Blakesley {SamwH}) was bom July 17, 1664, baptized 
Sept 16, 1668, and died Sept 24, 1735. The name of his wife in 
1735 was Hannah. (New Haven Land Records, Vol. 10, p. 140.) 
In this volume there is a series of deeds to several of his sons, show- 
ing also that he had otherwise provided for the children to whom 
be did not give land, and in these deeds he names three sons, Sam- 
uel, Jacob and Thomas, of whom we have no birth records. He 
thus practically settled his own estate, leaving nothing for the 
Probate Court to put on record. He lived at North Haven, where 
he was prominent in Church affairs, first with the Congregational- 
ists, and later, when the Church was eatablished there, with the 

Ifis widow, Hannah, died at the house of her son Jacob, at Wa- 
terbury. Conn., July 28, 1749. ( New History of Waterbury, Vol. 1, 
p. 20, Ap.) She was the daughter of Thomas Lupton of Norwalk, 
Conn., (Selleck's '^ Norwolk," p. 847) and his wife Hannah Morris, 
bom May 27, 1665 (New Haven records), as is shown by two deeds, 
dated March 13 and 16, 1761, by three of her sons, Jacob and 
Thomas, of Waterbury, Conn., and Samuel of Wallingford, Conn., 
to Jonathan Blakeslee of New Haven, conveying certain interests 
in the estate of their '^ Honrd. father Eben'. Blakeslee, Also all yt 
came to us by our mother Blackslee yt fell to her by her father 
Lupton at Norwalk." (New Haven Land Records, Vol. 23, pp. 
356-7.) The births of only tiz of his ten children are on record at 
New Haven. 

Children of Ebenezer : 

i. Abigail,* no birth record. Hall's Ancient Historical Records of 
Norwalk, Conn., p. 198, says that *' John Nash, Jr., took to wife 
Abigail Blakely, ye daughter of Ebenezer Blakely of New Hayen, 
May 19, 1709." 
to. ii. Ebsnbzeb, b. Feb. 4, 1685 ; m. Dec. 5, 1706, Mary Ford. 

ill. Haknah, b. Feb. 4, 1685. Selleck's ** Norwalk," p. 847, says she m. 
John Nash, 2d, whom I understand to be the same John Nash that 
m. Abigail above. 

iv. Susanna, b. May 21, 1689. 

V. Gracb, b. Jan. 1, 1698-4; m. Oct. 18, 1718, fiber Humberston. 

11. vi. Abraham, b. Dec. 15, 1695; m. March 15, 1721-2, Elizabeth Cooper. 

12. Yii. Isaac, b. July 21, 1703; m. May 81, 1788, Mary Frost; d. In 1767. 

13. viii. Samuel, no birth record; m. Elizabeth Doolittle. Is called ^^son" 

in a deed dated Feb. 21, 1784^. (New Haven Land Records, Vol. 
10, p. 139.) 

14. U. Jacob, no birth record; m. June 10, 1780, Elizabeth Barnes. Is 

called ** son '' In a deed dated Feb. 21, 1784-5. (New Haven Land 
Records, Vol. 10, p. 140.) 

15. s* Thomas, no birth record. A deed dated Feb. 21, 1784-5, gives land 

to ** grandson Ruben the son of my son Thomas." (New Haven 
Land Records, YoL 10, p. 142.) 

282 Samuel Blakesley and kis DeteemdamiM. [ J^t 

5. JoHH* Blakeslet (Jokm* SamuuP). born Jvlj 15, 

first, about 1696. Ljdi» , who was the motber of all hk duU- 

ren. She was admitted to the first choreh at New Hares. Not. 23, 
1699 ; and died there Oct. 12, 172S. He married ieeond. Ai^. 6, 
1724, Elizabetb, daoghter of Nathaniel PoUer. She died Oct. iV, 
1736 ; aod he married third, Susanna, bom Jnlj 10. 16^1, dsn^ttf 
of Benjamin Bradlejr. and widow of Daniel Holchkis&. She died 
Jalj 25, 1751, aged' 67 ; and he died April 3U, 174^ in the 66tk 
Tear of his age. Thor tombstones stand by the west waD in the 
Grore Sl Cemetery, New Haven. He lired on Grove St^ oppo^te 
College St., where the cemetery now is, and near the present 
entrance. His inventory, taken March 26. 1713, amoonted to 
£527. 10s. Id. On the' first Monday in June, 1742, - Jno. Ball 
Exr of ye last will dc testament of John Blakesly late of New Hava 
Deed, exhibited said instrument in this Court and Daniel Blakelv 
and sundry others of ye childr^i of ye Deed, offered against ye 
probate thereof the uncertainty of ye Will and yt three of ye child- 
ren of ye Deed. (Daniel, Elizabeth and Debonh) had virtually no 
devise made them in ye will and ye parties bemg heard by their 
Council learned in ye law, and this Court having considered thereof 
is of opinion yt ye witnesses to ye Same ought now to be sworn 
before this Court and are accordingly Sworn whereby said instro- 
ment was proved in Court and approved for Record.** ( New Haven 
Probate Records, Vol. 6, p. 423.) The said will is dated Febu 6, 
1741-2, and names wife Susanna, son Daniel, daughters Elizabeth 
Ailing, Deborah Alcock, Lydia Hull, Thankful Beecher and Marv 

On June 8, 1742, Joseph Hull and Lydia his wife, Isaac Beecher 
and Thankful bis wife, John Ball and Marj' bis wife, all of New 
Haven, quit claim to Daniel Blaksly of New Haven, the house in 
'^ which the said Daniel Blaksly lately dwelt," and the same day 
Susanna Blaksly, widow and relict of John Blaksly, gives up to the 
said Daniel her right of dower and thirds in die said property. 
(New Haven Land liecords, Vol, 12, p. 142.) 

Cliildren of John and Lydia : 

i. Samukl,* no birth record; bapt. April 9, 1699; probably died youn'r. 
He is placed as the first child because he was the first to be baptized, 
but why John, who was then nearly a year old, was not then baptized, 
cannot be explained. • 

il. JonN, b. April 17, 1698 ; bapt. Aug. 11, 1700. Removed to Wallingford, 
Conn., where he had a blacksmith shop, and died unmarried, Nov. 26, 
1723. His father, John, was appointed administrator of his estate. 
(New Haven Probate Records, Vol. 6, p. 162.) 

ill. LiDiAH, b. Mar. 26, 1700; bapt. Aug. 11, 1700; m. July 12, 1722, 
Joseph Hull. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 1, 1702; m. June 23, 1726, Stephen Ailing, b. Oct. 
3, 1704, son of James and Abigal Ailing, of Wallingford, Conn. 
(AUlng Family, p. 103.) 

V. Ann, no birth record; d. Nov. 10, 1723. 

vl. Thankful, b. Jan. 17, 1706-7; m. Jan. 11, 1737-8, Isaac Beecher. 

vli. Samuel (2d), b. Jan. 3, 1708-9. He is not named in his father's will. 

viii. Daniel, no birth record. His father gave him all his lands in Farm- 
in gton, Conn., which probably came from the Ventrus estate 
(Farmington Land Records, Vol. 6, p. 162), and other lands In New 
Haven (New Haven Land Records, Vol. 8, p. 367^, calling him 
" son " in both deeds; and he quitclaimed to three of his sisters his 
interest in John Blakesley's estate, Jane 8, 1742. (New Haven Land 

1902.] Samuel Blahealey and his Descendants. 283 

Records, Vol. 1 1 , p. 420.) He married Merriam , daughter of Thomas 
Hodge. (New Haven Land Records, Vol. 9, p. 118.) Eight child- 
ren are recorded to him at New Haven: 1. Jb/in*, b. Oct. 1, 17S2. 
2. Zilpah, b. June 24, 1784. 8. Daniel b. May 9, 1786. Two child- 
ren are recorded to one Daniel Blakesley at Farmlngton, Conn., 
1759 and 1762. He had a wife Hannah, Nov. 18, 1761. (New Haven 
Land Records, Vol. 24, p. 120.) 4. Merriam, b. June 9, 1738. 6. 
Simmy, b. Feb. 10, 1789-40. 6. David, b. April 30, 1741. 7. Jason, 
b. March 26, 1747. 8. Jiachel, b. Oct. 4, 1761. 

ix. Deborah, b. Mar. 15, 1713; m. Jan. 14, 1729-80, John Alcott, and 
removed to Wolcott, Conn., in 1781, where she died Jan. 18, 1790. 
They were the first to settle within the limits of that town, lived in 
a log cabin, had twelve children, and twelve hundred acres of land. 
She was called ** the queen bride." (Orcutfs History of Wolcott, 
p. 231-2, and 427.) 

X. Abigail, b. May 14, 1717. No other record. 

xi. Mary, b. April 5, 1720; m. (1) Feb. 8, 1787-8, John Ball; m. (2) 
Philip Rexf ord ; and d. about 1799. (Tuttle Family, pp. 142-3.) 

6- Moses' Blakesley [John,^ Samuel^) married, Jan. 1, 1701-2, Mary 
Benton of Hartford. He lived at North Haven, where he was a 
member of the church, 1728-1739 ; and was called Sergeant Moses, 
and later. Deacon Moses. He removed to Waterbury, Northbury 
Society (Plymouth, Conn.), where he was Deacon in 1740. Of 
the 293 Incorporators of Plymouth, 1795, there were 18 Blakesleys, 
the largest number of any one name, the next highest being eleven. 
(Atwater's History of Plymouth, Conn,, p. 10.) On Feb. 18, 1760, 
Moses Blakeslee, of Waterbury, gives land in New Haven to his 
four daughters, " Sarah Munson ye wife of Thos. Munson of New 
Haven, Hannah Todd ye wife of Ithamer Todd of sd New Haven, 
Phebe Cook ye wife of Eben"^ Cook of sd. Waterbury, and Marah 
Upson wife to Benj. Upson of sd Waterbury." (New Haven Land 
Records, Vol. 23, p. 342.) All but one of his children are recorded 
at New Haven. 

Children of Moses and Mary : 

1. Moses/ b. Sept. 5, 1702. His father deeds him a part of his honse and 
home lot at New Haven, April 3, 1726; and Moses, Jr., conveys tho 
same back to Moses, Senr., Nov. 26, 1726. The latter is entered in 
the margin as Sergt. Moses. (New Haven Land Records, Vol. 7, pp. 
118 and 292.) Moses, Jr., died Nov. 28, 1726, only two days after 
he signed this deed. 

il. Aaron, b. Apr. 26, 1704. 

in. Abner, b. Jan. 26, 1705; d. Nov. 21, 1726. 

iv. Sarah, b. March 31, 1708 ; 'm. (I) Jan., 1733, Ephraim Baker of Wood- 
bury, Conn. ; m. (2) before Dec. 80, 1761 (New Haven Land Records, 
Vol. 16, p. 79), TbomHS Munson, b. Aug. 18, 1698, son of Thomas. 
(Munson Family, p. 102.) 

V. Jesse, b. March 30, 1710 ; m. Deborah, dau. of Josiah and Abigal Todd, 
who was b. March 17, 1721-2. (New Haven Land Records, Vol. 18, 
p. 10.) He lived at North Haven. Seven children are recorded at 
New Haven : 1. Sarah,^ b. Sept. 20. 1742. 2. Job, b. May 28, 1744. 
8. Cloe, b. May 19, 1745. 4. Josiah, b. Jan. 1, 1746-7. 6. Obed, b. 
Dec. 6, 1748. 6. Dina:h, b. Aug. 14, 1760. 7. Jesse, b. June 80, 1763. 

vi. Dinah, b. Jan. 21, 1711-12. 

vil. Job, b. Dec. 8. 1713. 

vlii. Job (2d), b. Dec. 18, 1714. 

ix. Aaron (2d), b. Feb. 18, 1716-17; m. July 29, 1740, Esther Andrews, 
probably not his first wife. She was dau. of Gideon Andrews, and 
on Dec. 8, 1747, was called ** his present wife." (New Haven Land 
Records, Vol. 13, p. 283.) He lived at North Haven in 1760. (New 
Haven Land Records, Vol. 16, p. 831.) He had children : 1. Abner, 

284 Samuel BlcUcedey and his DesoendamU, [Mf # 

b. May 24, 1741. 9. I\itienee, b. Dee. S5. 1741 ; m. 17a, Jeaae Akm, 

800 of Joho and Deborah (Biaksky) Aleott. aad graadBoii of Va 5. 

3. Gideon Andre^cM^ who d. Mar. 6« 1759 ; the llisl leeovd of dodile 

Darning foond in the Blakeslej family. 
X. Hakxah, b. Mar. 25, 1718-19; m. Ithamer Todd, 
xi. Phebb, b. Mar. 12, 172U22; m. 1744, Ebenexer Cook. 
xiL JoBN. b. Dec 15, 1728; setUed io Waterbory. Coon. ; m. Mar. 4,1745. 

OliTe Cortis. Had eleven children. (New History of Watcvboiy, 

VoL 1, p. 20, Ap.) 
xiii. Marah, b. Jan. 29, 172^7 ; m. Not. 17, 174S, BenJamiB UpMMi. (Nev 

Hiiftory of Waterbory, Vol. 1, p. 140, Ap.) 
xiv.MosBS (2d), b. 1728; removed to Waterbory; m. Sept. 24, 175S,Haa- 

nah, dao. of John and Elizabeth Donbar, of WalUngford, Cool, 

who was b. April 20, 1733. Had f oor children. (New Histoiy of 

Waterbory, VoL 1, p. 20 Ap.) 

7* Samuel* Blakeslet (^Samud^^ Samud^), bom Jan. 2d, 1685, bap- 
tized in 1 697, married Jan. 2, 1709-10, Helena, daughter ol Ebeneaer 
Brown, Jr., oi New Haven. He r^noved to Woodbmy, with hk 
father, aboot 1697; and died in 1653. 
Children of Samuel and Helena : 

i THA2fKruix/ b. Oct. 20, 1714 ; bapt. Nov., 1714 ; m. Mar. 3, 1789, Elijah 

11. Samuel, bapt. Nov. 23, 1718 ; waa known as Dea. SamoeL (Cothren's 
Woodbory,** p. 604.) 


8. Jakes* Blakeslet (Samudy* Samuel^), bom April 27, 16^, mar- 

ried Sept. 15, 1724, ThankfoU, daoghter of Stephen and Mary 
(Lee) Upson, of Waterbory, Conn, He conveyed land in New 
Haven, Mar. 9, 1758, to his son ""Tilley," of Wateiboiy, that he 
booght of his " brother Tiliey now of Woodbury." (New Haven 
Land Records, Vol. 21, p. 243.) He died June 12, 1784. 

Children of James and Thankful] (taken partly from New 
History of Waterbury) : 

1. RuBRN,^ b. Jan. 18, 1725-6; m. Hannah Upson. Had two children. 

ii. TiLLEY, b. June 10, 1728. 

iii. Mrhitable, b. Aug. 12, 1782. 

Iv. James, b. Feb. 8, 1735-6; removed to New Haven, and m. July 14, 
1755, Anna Bradley, probably daughter of Nathaniel Bradley, Jr., 
and b. April 4, 1786. He and wife Anna, of New Haven, convey, 
Jan. 12, 1761, to Daniel Lyman, interest in land that was '* our grand- 
father Nathaniel Bradley's right in the middle dlyision.** (New 
Haven Land Records, Vol. 23, p. 127.) Beuben^, son of this James, 
m. Jan. 20, 1762, Rhoda Griswold of New Haven. (New Haven 
Records, Book 2, p. 156.) 

9. Tilley' Blakesley (Samuel,* Samud^), horn Mar. 18, 1705, married 

Feb. 7, 1728-9, Mary, bom in 1706, daughter of Ebenezer Brown, 
Jr. She died Feb. 26, 1789 ; and he died Aug. 3, 1769. He and 
his wife Mary signed several deeds, 1730-1734, naming their father 
Ebenezer Brown, Jr., and grandfather Ebenezer Brown, Senr. 
(New Haven Land Records, Vol. 8, p. 455 ; Vol, 9. p. 447.) He 
removed to Woodbury, Conn., before Aug. 9, 1734. (New Haven 
Land Records, Vol. 10, p. 1.) Three children are recorded at New 
Haven ; the rest appear in Tuttle Family, p. 640-1, and (Dothren's 
" Woodbury," p. 504. 

Children of Tiliey and Mary : 
I. Mary,* b. July 25, 1729 ; d. July 26, 1748. 

1902.] Samuel Blixhealey and his Descendants. 385 

it. TiLLKT, b. Jane 14, 1781 ; m. Mar. 16» 1758, Mary Baker, who d. April 

S8, 1792. 
lii. Jonathan, b. Peb. 8, 178S-8. 
hr. Justus, b. Mar. 9, 1786. 
y. Sarah, bapt. Aug. 5, 1789. 
Ti. Dan, bapt. Jane U, 1741 ; m. Mar. 8, 1788, Eanice Booth of Reading, 

yii. Elkanor, bapt. Sept. 18, 1748 ; m. Zacchens Weller. 
Till. Ebenezsr, bapt. Oct. 22, 1745. 
ix. David, b. July 25, bapt. Jaly 80, 1749; d. Jaly 10, 1821; m. Feb. 28, 

1776, Phebe, daa. of Thomas and Phebe Hall. Had eleren children. 

10. Ebknezer* Blakesley (Ebenezer* Samuel^)^ bom Feb. 4, 1685, 
nuuried Dec 5, 1706, Mary, daughter of Matthew and Mary Ford, 
of New Haven. On Jan. 4, 1750-1, Ebenezer and Mary Blakeslee 
deed ^^ land laid out to Mary Ford." (New Haven Land Records, 
Vol. 15, p. 416.) He lived at North Haven. Administration on 
his estate was granted to his son Ebaiezer, the first Monday of Jan., 
1761. Distribution was made April 15, 1761, — to Ebenezer, 
Jonathan, Mathew, Hannah, and Desire Taylor. (New Haven Pro- 
bate Records, Vol. 9, pp. 451 and 504.) Mary, wife of Ebenezer, 
died Ang. 13, 1760. 

Ghildron <^ Ebenezer and Mary : 

1. Mathew,* b. Oct. 25, 1707 ; d. Jan. 26, 1707-8. 

li. Dbsirk, b. Nov. 1708; m. Dec. 26, 1727, Elnathan Taylor. 

tU« Ebenezer, b. May 12, 1711 ; m. May 17, 1781, Jemima, daa. of William 
and Mary (Abematba) Tattle, who was b. May 25, 1673. She d. 
Aag. 13, 1760. (Tattle Family, p. 225.) His estate was probated 
the first Monday in Feb., 1771. Elizabeth Blakeslee and Capt. 
Abraham Blakeslee, execntors. Will mentions wife Elizabeth, and 
** my children," but does not give their names. (New Haven Pro- 
bate Records, Vol. 11, p. 188.) He was called *' Ebenezer Blakeslee 
Jr., Jr.," to show that he was yoanger than Ebenezer, Jr. (New 
Haven Land Records, Vol. 10, pp. 51 and 109.) He had ten children, 
eight of whom are recorded at New Haven : 1. Content,^ b. Aug. 5, 
1731 (Tattle Family) ; m. Jan. 14, 1749-50, Joseph Woolcat. 2. Abel, 

m. Mary ; d. before June, 1766, when his estate was distributed 

to his widow, and his ** seven brethren and sisters." (New Haven 
Probate Records, Vol. 10, pp. 841 and 892.) It is by this distribu- 
tion that we place him and his sister Content as children of Eben- 
ezer, and also learn the name of the husband of Jemima, 8. Lydia, 
b. May 1, 1788; m. Nov. 6, 1759, Daniel Bradley. 4. Jothamy b. 
July 4, 1786; m. Jan. 18, 1758, Hannah Todd of New Haven. Estate 
probated at New Haven, 1792. Widow and relict Molly. (New 
Haven Probate Records, Vol. 15, p. 467.) 5. Seth, b. Dec. 10, 1788 ; 
m. (1) Sept. 7, 1761, Phebe, dan. of Gershom and Hannah (Mans- 
field) Todd; m. (2) Dec. 8, 1772, Jemima, dan. of Ezekiel and Su- 
sannah (Merriman) Tattle, who was b. Jan. 18, 1746. (New Haven 
records; and Tattle Family, pp. 285, 250 and 702.) 6. Ebenezer, 
b. Feb. 17, 1740-1. 7. Ebenezer (2d), b. Feb. 27, 1745-6; m. Dec. 
29« 1763, Martha Bush of New Haven. 8. Jemima, b. June 25, 1748-9 ; 

m. Bradley. 9. Isaiah, b. Aug. 26, 1751. 10. Icobed, b. Sept. 

2, 1753. 

Iv. Jonathan, b. Sept., 1713; m. Mar. 21, 1788-4, Dorothy Balee 

(New Haven records), dau. of Balee and wife Eleanor (Lud- 

dington) of East Haven, and granddaughter of William « Jr., and 
Martha (Rose^ Luddington. (Dodd*s " East Haven.") On Jan. 13, 
1738-9, Jonathan Blakslee of East Haven, deeds to Gideon Potter 
land which '*was said Jonathan Blakeslee's grandfAtber LHddins- 
ton's lot.** (New Haven Land Records, Vol. 11, p. 3.) This was his 
wife's grandfather. His maternal grandfather was Matthew Ford. 

Smmmd BUbedey wad kU Bememim^M. [^ Jdf , 

tl. ;T3». a. /Voir*. V A^rS^ 14. ITM. 4. IfMly b. Fcb^ ii. 1744-i, 

'ITa^Socfori Bcoxvfak T^ bcrtik of cs^jhs dhOtaea. shI aeiA of 
Me 4tiher. are neeoricd ac 3(«v Hav^es : I. Wwci*. b. 3Edv. IT, 
ira»: d. An^ n. irSS. S. Otecr. b. A^. IS^ I74I. 3. giriWa \\ 
Mm^ II. 1741: d. Jba. S. I74I. 4. i%ei«. b. Aa^ Sc 174i: d. Od. 
2K. I7S>). S. Jr-try. b. s<^ (. 1747. C £%Aii^ ^ ^^TO^ I9> ir«: 
B. 9<p€. 12. 1771. EtfCber Bdiw a o a af Faiai^gcas. CdOHL Sbr ■. 
t<w»d. 'before AprfL I7«I. VaEsstCI Xawa. •^Xaaaoa FihCt. p. 
TOS/t,, 7. n^f«« ''2d}, b. Feb. 22. I7»>I. $. Ard^m. be Cksl SS. 
I7S2. ». - Otmfmn. je dn Xttbev.'' d. Dec 17Cr. 

▼t XjUTT. b. ivae LS. 171? : d. Dec 7. 173S. 

▼fL HaSSjUSU b. Jm. 17. I7SK>-1. 

Tiii, SriH, b. April II- 1725; d. Aprfl 13v 1725. 

IL Abkahax* Blakulct (Eiemeier^ SammeTy born Dec 15, 1S95, 
matrrjaH Har. 15, 1721-2. Elixabeth Cooper. She waa dai^ta> ol 
John Cooper of New Haren. and waa bom Fek 1^, 1^94^ Abrm^ 
ham Blakfslej and Elizabeth his wife, Marr Cooper and ThooM 
Cooper all of New HaTen. eonrej. Mar. 16, 1724, to ^ oar Honored 
father, Mr. John Cooper,'^ certain interests in the estate of their 
^ brother John Cooper late of New Haren deceaaed.'* (New Ebren 
Land Kecorda, VoL 7, p. ^^) His will was probated the third 
3Iondaj of April, 1759, and was dated April 16, 1739. Hit 
^ friend Caleb Atwater and loving brother Isaac Blakeale," execQ- 
tor». He was probablj a shoemaker, as the inrentorr indodes a 
•ho^rnakers shop, abo ^*farm where John Blakeslej, son of the 
dec^l. lives and farm where Zopbar Blakeslev sod of the deed, lives." 
I>istribrjtton, Jolj 2, 1759, — to Widow Ellizabetb, to John Blakes- 
lef;, Abraham Blakeslee, Zophar Blakeslee, Jade Blakeslee, Ste- 
plien Blakeslee, and Joel Blakeslee. (New Ilaveu Probate Records, 
Vol. 9, pp. 239, 259, 278.) 

He dieri Mar. 6, 1 759. ** ^Irs. Elizabeth who was wife to Mr. 
Abraham Blakeslee, dec," died Jan 2, 1776, (New Haven Records, 
lioTik 2.) 

Children of Abraham and Elizabeth, recorded at New Haven : 

I. John*, b. Feb. 2, 1724-5; m. March 4, 1746-7, Lydia Bradley, b. 1724, 

(Jan. of Nathaniel and Rnth (Pickerman) Bradley. (Dickerman 
Gtn<*alo^, p. 178.) Had three children recorded at New Haven: 
1. Lydia,* b. Feb. 19, 1747-8. 2. Jonah, b. Sept. 8, 1750. 3. Eunice, 
b. Nov. 12, 1753. 

II. Abuaiiam, b. Oct. 22, 1727. He was captain of a Military Company in 

tiie second regiment, and was complained of before the General 
AMsemijly, in Mar. 1775, for *♦ being disaffected to this Government,*' 
and was cashiered. Tliis is the first record fonnd of a reprimand 
for being ioyal to the King. (Colonial Records, Vol. 15, p. 54.) His 
estate was probated at New Haven, Sept. 10, 1785. Distribution 
Nov. 21, 1786,— to Edward* and Abigal Blakesley. (New Haven Pro- 
bate Records, Vols. 14, p. 420, and 15, p. 76.) 

ill. ZopiiAK, b. April 21, 1730. Estate probated in 1798. (New Haven 
rr()i)ate Records, Vohj. 19 and 20.^ 

Iv. Btki»/ikn, b. Sept. 24, 1732; m. (1) Jan. 11, 1758, Lydia Blakesley, 
(iftu. of No. 15. She d. Aug. 23, 1766; and he m. (2) Nov. 25, 1766, 
Rachel Allin. Ho d. Mar. 20, 1768. (New History of Waterbury. 
Vol. 1, p. 21 Ap.) 

902.] Samuel BlaJcealey and his Descendants. 287 

Y. JuDB, b. March 81, 1735; m. Nov. 13, 1758, Experience Blakesley, dan. 
of No. 15. Had ten children. (New History of Waterbury, Vol. 1, 
p. 20 Ap.) His eldest daughter, Abi^^ m. Jesse Hnraaston, and became 
the " Patron Saint" of the Thomaston (Conn.) Chapter, D. A. R. 

vi. Joel, b. Dec. 11, 1737; d. July 16, 1788. 

Tii. Joel (2d), b. June 30, 1739; m. May 3, 1762, Martha Sacket of New 

I, Isaac' Blakesley (Ebenezer,^ Samttel^), bom July 12, 1703, mar- 
ried May 31, 1733, Mary, daughter of Ebenezer and Mary (Tuttle) 
Frost, who was born Feb. 25, 1710-11. Isaac Blakeslee and Mary 
his wife, et al, convey, April 23, 1750, their interest in the " inherit- 
ance of our Honrd father Ebenezer Frost late of New Haven 
deed." (N^w Haven Land Records, Vol. 19, p. 186.) He lived 
at North Haven. His will, made June 6, 1765, was probated the 
first Monday in March, 1768. His son Isaac, and Lieut Abra- 
ham Blakeslee, executors. The will names wife Mary, and refers 
to " leather that is tanned or tanning." Inventory dated at North 
Haven. (New Haven Probate Records, Vol. 10, pp. 493 and 521.) 
Six of his children are recorded at New Haven. 
Children of Isaac and Mary : 

i. Isaac* b. Feb. 28, 1733-4; m. Nov. 23, 1752, Lydla, dau. of John and 
Deborah (Blakeslee) Alcott, who was b. Nov. 24, 1780, granddaughter 
of No. 6. He d. Nov. 16, 1814. 

il. Mary, b. Oct. 13, 1736 ; m. April 8, 1767, Ellphalet Pardee. (Tuttle 
Family, p. 26; and Orcutt's ** Wolcott," p. 636.) 

iU. Sarah, b. May 13, 1738; m. Benjamin Flerpont. 

Iv. Hannah, b. Aug. 29, 1741; m. 1769, Joseph Holt. 

V. Abigail, b. Oct. 13, 1746. 

vi. BuLAH, b. Nov. 19, 1748; m. Ambrose Barnes of Cheshire, Conn.; d. 
April 19, 1822. He d. Mar. 22, 1831. 

vll. Ruth, b. Feb. 8, 1757, according to Tuttle, but there appears to be too 
long an interval between her birth and that of Bulah. (Tuttle Fam- 
ily, pp. 25 and 26.) 

3. Samuel* Blakesley (Ebenezer,^ SamueP) was born in 1697, and 
buried Sept. 5, 1761, age 64. He was probably a blacksmith, and 
lived in Wallingford, Conn., where he removed about 1719. On 
Feb. 19, 1718, Ebenezer gave land in Wallingford to his '* well be- 
loved son Samuel Blakeslee of New Haven." (Wallingford Land 
Records, Book 3, p. 174.) Lois Blakesley Hall (Mrs. Seth J. 
Hall) says that this land has been in the Blakesley family ever since, 
until alx)ut a year ago. Samuel is also called " loving son " in a 
deed of gift, Feb. 21, 1734-5 ; and he calls Ebenezer his " Honrd 
father," and refers to his mother's " father Lupton," in a deed dated 
Mar. 16, 1761. (New Haven Land Records, Vol. 10, p. 139 ; and 
Vol. 23, p. 857.) He married Elizabeth Doolittle, daughter of 
Daniel Doolittle, as shown by a deed dated April 12, 1737. (Wal- 
lingford Land Records, Vol. 8, p. 5.) Daniel Doolittle married. 
May 3, 1608, Hannah Cornwall, and had Elizabeth, born Oct. 15, 
1 700. ( Wallingford Records.) Samuel Blakesley 's will, dated Sept. 
2, 1761, was probated the third Monday of Sept., 1761. Joseph 
Blakeslee, executor. The will names wife Elizabeth, son Joseph, 
to whom he gives his " shoping geer so called " (blacksmith shop ?), 
daughters Hannah and Phebe Blakeslee, Susanna wife of Andrew 
Parker, Elizabeth wife of Gamaliel Parker, Abigal wife of Elijah 

VOL. LVI. 19 

288 Samuel Blaiedey and kis Descendants. [ J11I7, 

Oddj (Acklj), ZniTimh wife of Nathaniel Ivm, ThankfiiU wife 
of Justus Holt, and Merriam wife of Joihiia How. The iiiTentorj 
amoanted to £206. 6. 11. (New Haven Probate Beoorda, YoL 9, pp. 
595 and 622.) Elizabeth Blakeslee, of Wallingfoid, Conn., made 
her will Feb. 7, 1770, and it was probated the third Monday of 
April 1772; Elijah Acklej, of East Haddam, executor. ^^Adm. 
granted said AcUey in right of his wife dan. of the sa^ deed." The 
will names her eight dau^ters, son Joseph, and son-in-law Gamiel 
Parker. Distribution was to Joseph Blsikcslee, Elizabeth Parker, 
Susanna Parker, Abigal Hackly, Zeruiah lyes, Thankfull Holt, 
Merriam How, Hannah Marks, and Phebe Barnes. (New Haven 
Probate Records, Vol. 11, pp. 237 and 376.) The last two daugh- 
ters had changed their names since the date of thdr father's will, 
1761. The names of children are from Wallingford records. New 
Haven Probate Records before cited, private correspondence from 
descendants, Bailey's Conn. Marriages, Book 4, p. 59, and Davis's 
History of Wallingford, Conn., p. 656. Obedience and Jemima, 
given by Davis, are the children of John and Elizabeth Beecher. 
Children of Samuel and Elizabeth : 

I. SusAKNA,* b. Mar. 15, 1719; m. April 27, 1736, Andrew Parker; re- 
moved to Adams, Mass. 

il. EuzABBTH, b. July 8, 1721 ; m. Gamaliel Parker. Both died at Walling- 

iii. Abioal, b. Sept. 8, 1723; m. Elijah Ackley of East Haddam, Conn., 
and died tliere. 

iv. Zbrviah, b. Jan. 16, 1726; m. Nov. 8, 1744, Nathaniel Ives. They re- 
moved to New Hartford, Ck>DO., where they died. 

V. A daughter, b. Nov. 1, 1728; d. Nov. 17, 1728. 

vi. Thankfull, b. Nov. 26, 1729; m. April 26, 1749, Justus Holt, son of 
Joseph and Abigal (Curtis) Holt, who was b. Oct. 19, 1720. 

vll. Joseph, b. April 1, 1732; m. April 1, 1759, Lois, dau. of Stephen and 
Sarah (Hart) Ives, who was b. Jan. 9, 1737. 

viil. Mariam, b. Oct. 4, 1736; m. Oct. 14, 1756, Joshua How. She re- 
moved to Wells, Vt., and m. second, Butler, Esq. 

ix. Hannah, b. June 15, 1741 ; m. Dec. 23, 1762, James Marks of Walling- 
ford, Conn. 

X. Phebe, b. July 1, 1744, m. Moses Barnes of Wallingford, Conn. 

14. Jacob* Blakesley (Ebenezer,^ Samuel}), No birth record. He mai^ 
ried June 10, 1730, at New Haven, Elizabeth Barnes. He lived in 
New Haven until about 1740, when he removed to Waterbury, Conn. 
In a deed Mar. 13, 1761, he is described as of Waterbury. (New 
Haven Land Records, Vol. 23, p. 356.) He died March 25, 1767. 

The first four of his children are recorded at New Haven, and the 
last two at Waterbury. (New History of Waterbury, Vol. 1, pp. 
19 and 20 Ap.) 

Children of Jacob and Elizabeth : 

i. Abnrr,* b. May 13, 1731; m. (1) Sept. 26, 1765, ThankfuU, dau. of 

Samuel Peck; m. (2) Feb. 19, 1786, wld. Mary Noble. He d. Nov. 

29, 1791. (Wolcott, Conn., Records.) Had eleven children, 
li. Anne, b. Oct 6, 1733; m. Amos Bronson, grandfather of Amos Bron- 

son Alcott. 
ill. Gad, b. Dec. 13, 1736; d. May 17, 1767. 
iv. A8HER, b. May 23, 1738; m. Oct. 26, 1762, Mary, dau. of John Huma- 

ston of Litchfield. Had five children. 
V. Noah, b. Dec. 31, 1740. 
vl. Sarah, b. Aug. 10, 1743. 

1902.] Ckmrd Benri$ a/ StmtiTm. JTw. i(>» 

15. Thoma** Blaeesi-CT \S km e a fwJ SamrmfT' ^ >:m ib 17 >X sJLrrxc &: 

ai Ner Ebren. Conzi- lajL a&nn I7;~-l. frb^n tjk-t r^c2K'>TT«i to :hax 
part of WiaeriiDij. CVitti , iLai » tk'W TVatrriMgoi.- Hr v:af ap- 
pcMDXed the Srtt Ca$Ga5a od ibe -^Nonlrorr iPJnzKVEii^ Tnin 
Basd'* 1740. (Cb^cer Skeocbes. Coc^ D. A. R>az\>ii Saini^. 
p. 395.) 

Hia faxlwr. ElbcncAer. gar^ }az»d i^Ci Rr:ir*en ElaLf«!c^T. -* mj fraad- 
aon the sr/n of et «oq TbanadL" oc FrK -1- i7;>4-o. iNew 
Haven Lazkd BeD0ff«5a. Vol la p. 14^ i Tbocsa» v^af lirin^ ai 
Waterborr. CotiTu, liar. 1^ 17^1. viico be as^i Lis biodier Jafiob 
ooorer interesst in lai>d *- thai came io n» br oar Houd. fixher/* 
(New Haren Land Reecsids. VoL :^. p. S5^) Four of his chil- 
dren are recorded ax New Haren ; others are frooQ the New Hi»- 
torv of Waterbnrr- 

Cliildren of Tb<«Da§ and Marv : 

I. David.* b. Nor. 7. 1722; m. ;1 : Xot. •?, 1745, Pbebe. dan. of Caleb 
Todd, of New Haren. .New' Haren Land Rfconis. Vol. 2<. p. 101. ^ 
She d. Oct. 4. 1744 : and He m. :2' May IS. 1752. Abi^, dao. of John 
How. Had eight children. 

IL Beubex. b. Mar. 19. 1724--5: m. Sept. 19. 174$. Mary. dan. of Barna- 
bas Ford. Had $ix children. 

iii. MosKS. b. Jone 30. 1727: m. Xor. 17. 1746. Mehitable. dan. of Gideon 
AUyn. Had deren children. 

It. Mart, b. Sept. 7. 1729; d. Dec. 2. 1750. 

y. SuBXTT, b. 1732: d. Jane 17. 1750. 

t1. Experikxcb, b. Jan 3. 1734-^ : m. Xor. 13. 175d, Jnde Blakeslee, son 
of Xo. 11. 

Til. Ltdia. b. July 6, 1737; m. Jan. 11, 17SS. Stephen Blakeslee, son of No. 
11. Shed. Ang.23. 1766. 

viii. Esther, b. Aug. 6, 1739. 

ix. Abigal, b. Dec. 22. 1741 ; m. Jacob Potter. 


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[Continoed from page 66.] 

Martha, dau. William & Holden. 

dau. Samuel Evans. 

Susanna, wife of William Williams on her dying bed. 
Sally, dau. Stephen & Hannah Lynda 

Harriet, dau. Phinehas & Wiley 

Oliver, son El^enezer & Bryant. 

Polly, dau. & Crocker. 

Arad, son David & Sarah Geary. 
Otis, son Dea. Jabez & IlepsibflJi Lynde. 
Peter, son wid. Susanna Wright. 
Susannah, dau. wid Susanna Wright 
Sarah, dau. & Green 

Sylvester, son Rev. John H. & Lora Stevens. 




May 13. 

Sept. 18. 







290 Church Rso^rd* ai SiamehoM, Mam. [Jdh 

Mar. 17. lUtibea. son Reaben db PoIIt Locke. 
Afir. 28. ReueL m>d TimodiT A Hepzibah Wrigfau 
Jaly 7. Sally, dan. Reuben Ac Sallj Richankon. 

.Sept. — Latber. son William A Ilolden. 

OeC 6. JoDab. ion Josiah dc Bebser Richaidson. 

Dec. 7. Abraham, son Dand A Eonice Gould. 

May 4. BeUey, dan. Stepben & Hannah Lynde. 

Aug. 31. Ira, son David & Sarah G«rarT. 
(HA. 26. Oliver, son of Oliver Jr. dc Sarah Richardson. 

Feb. 1. William Flint, son Rev. John H. A Lora Steyens. 

May 2. 3far}', dau. Malchi .Jr. & Richardson. 

June 7. John, son John & Pollv Pain. 

John Green, son Josiah Jr. &> [Hannah Brooks] Richai 

Dayid, son Luther & Rachel Abot. 
Eliza, dau. Luther &. Rachel Abot. 
Mary, dau. William & Holden. 














Sepborah, dau. Daniel &. Eunice Gould. 

Adoniram, son Jahez & Hepzibah Lynde. 

Aaron, son of Stephen & Hannah Lynde. 

Vernon, son Stephen & Bridget Richardson. 

Mary Corsair, dau. Timothy & Hepzibah Wright. 

Mary, dau. Oliver & Mary Richardson, 
Oct 9. Rel)ekah. dau. Calvin & l^chel Abbot. 

(M. IC. Luther, son Reuben & Pollv Locke. 

Apr. 30. Mary, dau. Reuben & Sally Richardson. 
Sept. 10. Aaron, son John & Polly Paiu. 

Mar. 4. Mehitable, dau. l)ea. Jabez & Hepzibah Lynde. 

Mar. 21. Rel)ecca, dau. Elijah & Rebecca Hosmer. 

Luciuda, dau. ** " 

June 3. R(*beckah, dau. David & Rebekah Geary. 
Nov. 18. PMward Richardson, son of Timothy & Hepzibah Wrigh 

Polly, dau. Stephen & Hannah Lynde. 
Dec. 2. Angelina, dau, Josiah & [Hannah Brooks] Richardson. 


Mar. 24. Samuel, son Samuel & [Mary Green] PoUy Larrab 

George West, son " «* 

Daniel Green, son " «* 

Mary, dau. " " 

Apr. 14 Susanna, Pain [dau. John & Polly Pain]. 

Mary Hay. 
Elizal)eth Bryant 

May 5. Pamelia. ^ 

Lu"ua ( ^*"®' Benjamin & Persis Geary. 

1902.] Church Hecords at Stanehanij Mass. 291 

May 26. Elias Parkman, son Elias & Bryant 

Samael Ingals, son '' ^' 

OUve, dan. " " 

June 16. Peter, son Peter & Mary Hay. 

Sept. 1. Nancy, dau. Allen & Susanna Rowe. 

Vincent, son " ** 

Sarah, dan. John & Sarah Howard. 

Martha, dau. " " 

John, son " " 

Sept, 8. Edward, son [Ebenezer & Rachel] Bucknam. 

Oct. 13. PoUy Nobles. 

Enoch, son Jabez & Hepzihah Lynde. 
Sept — Samuel Stillman, son John & Sally Howard. 
Oct 25. Stephen, son John & Polly Pain. 

Aug. 8. Peter, son Peter & Rebekah Green. 

Abigail, dau. William & Abigail Green. 
Oct 10. Elihu, son Elias P. Bryant 

Abner, son Reuben & Polly Locke. 

Philenah, dan, Oliver & Richardson. 

Lora, dau. Stephen & Hannah Lynde. 

Hannah, dau. Martin & Green. 

Marana, dau. " '' 

Martin, son " " 

Naomi, dau. " " 

Sally, dau. Ephraim & Polly WiUey. 

Martha, dau. Martha Grardner. 

Lorinda, dau. Reuben & Sarah Richardson, 

Lydia, dau. John & Sarah Howard. 

Gilbert, son Martin & Green. 

Fostina, dau. Capt. Rufas & Martha Richardson. 
Edwin, son Edward & Sarah Bucknam. 
Warren, »< " 

Ephraim, son Ephraim & Mary Willey. 

Elijah Hosmer, son Peter & Rebekah Green. 

Elizabeth, dau. Elias P. & Bryant. 

James Bryant, son James & Huldah Howard. 
Aug. 18. Lydia, dau. Aaron & Lydia Stone. 

Sarah Green, dau. Aaron & Lydia Stone. 

Aaron, son " ** 

Elizabeth, dau John & Sally Howard. 
Aug. 25. Almira, dau. Jesse & Sara Richardson. 

John Hathaway, son Jesse & Sara Richardson. 
Sept 22. Abner, son David & Rebekah Greary. 

Oct. 13. Sumner, son Oliver Jr. & Richardson. 

Nov. 17. Lydia, dau. (widow) Wheeler. 

Benjamin D. son " ** 

James Oliver, son " " 

Mary Oliver, dau. " " 










Aug. 14. 










292 Church Records at Stoneham^ Mass. [Jolj: 

Joseph, son (widow) Wheeler. 


Child * Edward & Sarah Backnam. 

Child, John& Pain. 


May 24. Jesse, son Peter & Rebekah Green. 
June 21. Nancy, dau. Elias P. & Elizabeth Bryant. 
Aug. 21. John, son Aaron & Lydia Stone. 

May 23. Polly, dau. Ephraim & Polly Willey. 
June 6. Polly Wiley, dau. Reuben & Locke. 

Joshua, son John & Howard. 

July 11. Lucinda, dau. Moses & Sweetser. 

Oct. 3. Charles, son Edward & Sarah Bucknam. 

June 11. Jesse, son of late Ebenezer & widow Rachel Bucknam. 

Rachel, " " 

June 31. Cordelia, dau. Peter & Rebekah Green. 
July 9. Mary, wife of John Bucknam. 

*' Anna, " Nehemiah Allen. 

Joseph Jr. son of Joseph Wheeler. 
Susan, dau. Green. 

Paulina, dau. Lieut, John Jr. & Mary Bucknam. 

Rozanna, dau. *^ '^ 

" Elizabeth, dau. " ** 

" Lavina, dau. " " 

" Daniel Green [adopted son] " " 

*' Anna, dau. Nehemiah & Anna Allen. 

** Nehemiah, son " " 

*' Emma, dau. " " 

" John, son " " 

" Mary, dau. " " 

Aug. 13. Washington Noble. 

Sept. 10. Catherine How. 

Ashael, son Ebenezer & Rachel Bucknam. 
Sept 10, Abigail Bryant 
Oct. 8. Sally, dau. Reuben & Sally Geary. 

" Reuben, son " " 

Frances Dana, dau. Adam & Catherine How[e]. 

Samuel John Sprague, son 
" William Clement, son 

" Catherine Newton, dau. 

" Augustas Penniman, son 

" Joseph Warren, son 

July 1. Timothy, son Timothy & Polly Wiley. 

July 8. William Bucknam, son Aaron & [Lydia] Stone. 

July ' 14. John, son Ephraim & Polly Willey. 

" Elihu Warren, son John & Howard. 

Aug. 11. James L. son Reuben & Polly Locke. 

•Dexter, b. Jan. 3, 1817; d. Mar. 27, 1892. 













Church Records at iStoneham, Matt. 
























June 10. 





Aug. 17. 

Elizabeth, Andreus [drews], dau. Reuben & Sally Geary. 
Lavina Boardman, dau. Elias P. & Bryant. 

Daniel Oakes, Bon of Daniel Jr. & Green. 

Mary Wiley, dau. Widow Sarah Howard, 

Otis, son Edward & Sarah Bucknam. 

Martha Ann, dau. Aaron & Stone. 
Susan Willy, dau. & Susan. 

Susanna, dau. Nehemiah & Ann Allen. 

Nancy Ellen, dau. Capt Rufas & Martha Richardson. 
Fidela Abigail, dau. Henry & Abigail Green. 
Allen, son Allen & Phebe Row[e]. 
Lydia, dau. '' 


James Hadley, 

Aaron Barnes, 

John Wheeler, 

James Hadley Jr. 

Mary Bucknam, wife of Nathan, 

Ma^ Barnes. 

Mary Hadley, 

Abigail Warren, son Abijah & 

Charlotte, dau. James & 

Ephram Worcester, son James & 

Lucy Taylor, dau. " 

Darias, son " 

Ebenezer Bryant, son widow Mathews. 

Sarah Bryant, dau. [probably of above]. 

Sarah, dau. AJrad & Sally Geary. 






Benjamin Geary, 

Timothy Wiley, 

Alpha Richardson, 

George Willey Dike, 

Dolly Poland, 

Dolly Wheeler [wife of Cornelius], 

Prudence Lynde, 

Rhoda Geary, 

William, son Capt. William & Sally Wiley. 

Sally Geary, dau. 

Eliza Geary, dau. 

Jonas Richardson, son John & Dolly Poland. 

Cornelius Bryant, son Cornelius & Dolly Wheeler. 

Dolly, dau. " " 

Mary, dau. Aaron & Mary Barnes. 

Warren, son " " 

Alonzo Vinton, son Daniel & Prudence Lynde. 

Elizabeth Thompson, dau. Henry & Green. 

Clarisa, dau. " 

Henry, son Green. 


















294 IfoUs on the Sanford Family. [July* 

Oct. 14. John Laugdon, son Allen & Phebe Rowe. 

[End of list in Book II of persons baptised.] 

IBaptUms in Book III of Records of the First Church of Christ im 
Stoneham, during the pastorate of Rev. Joseph SearUJ\ 

Sarah Ordway, dau. Aaron & Mary Barnes. 

Pamelia, dau. £phraim & Polly Willey. 

Sarah, dau. Daniel Jr. & Green. 





Mary Jane 

Sept. 21. Mary Jane, dau. William & Sarah Wiley. 

June 21. Arad, son Arad & Sally Gerry. 
June 28. Abigail Oliver, dau. Cornelius & Dorothy Wheeler. 

June 27. Martha Jane, dau. George W. & Martha Dyke [Dike]. 
Nov. 21. Charles, son Joseph & SSally Buck. 

Sept. 18. Hannah, dau. James & Jilary Hadley. 

Mar. 4. Betsey, dau. Arad & Sally Gerry. 

[To be continued.] 

Children of Joseph & Sally Buck. 


Bt Almon D. Hodqes, Jr., A.M. 

[1] A True Inventory of the Personal Estate of Cap* John Sanford 
who Deceased the 25^ of January 168f Taken by us Whose hands are 
hereunto subscribed and valued According to New England money 

£ 8 d 

ImP« Wearing Cloaths 01-08=00 

It beds and bedsteads and furniture thereunto belonging . 08=1 0=00 

It in brass weare 01=00=00 

It in Pewter and Spoons 01=08=00 

It Earthen Ware P and Iron Ware 2*=1"=0* . . . 02=02=00 

It Chests and A Cubbord 01=00=00 

It Caskes and Wooden Ware 01=03=00 

It A Caske of feathers 01=00=00 

1902.] Jfotes on the Sanford Family. 295 

It Tables Stools and Chairs 01=00=00 

It A muskett Sword and Staff 01=00=00 

It Lumber bords 11» and books 8" 00=19=00 

It 2 Cows and A heifer 05=10=00 

It A Silver Seal 1«=6^ and Glass bottles .... 00=02=06 

It 2 Swine 00=10=00 

It A boat in the possession of Robert Brownell and Claimed) 04=10=00 
by the said Robert Brownell to be his proper Right ) 

It one old mair and Two young nudrs and a Colt ) q . 0=00 
Al but one at the main Land j 

It bills and book accounts 32=19=00 

It an old Indian man Servant 02=00=00 

Sum : Tott : . 70=01=06 

The Above Written is a True Inventory of all the 
personall or moveable Estate of the abovesaid Deceased 
Cap^ John Sanford as was presented unto us by his 
Widow Mary Sanford and prised according to the 
best of our underStandinge as Wittness our hands 
The 19^ Day of September: 1687 : 

Caleb Arnold 

John Anthony 
\^Mas$. Archives^ Vol 127: p. 115.'] 

[The above document discloses the hitherto unpublished date of death of 
Capt. John^ Sanford, which occurred without doubt at Portsmouth, R. I., 
of which town he and the two appraisers named were all residents. Capt 
John' Sanford, bom June 4, 1633, at Boston, was son of John^ Sanford by 
his first wife, Elizabeth Webb. John^ Sanford married, second, Bridget 
Hutchinson and left Boston for Rhode Island as a result of the Ann Hutch- 
inson controversy. 

The inventory is by itself in the Archives with no indication as to how 
it came to be placed there. I venture to suggest that it belongs with the 
Hutchinson Letters in the same Archives. Gov. Thomas Hutchinson mar- 
ried Margaret* Sanford, daughter of William* Sanford of Newport and 
granddaughter of Gov. Peleg^ Sanford who was half brother of the above 
Capt. John^ Sanford. By this marriage he acquired an interest in real 
estate in Maine previously owned by Margaret Sanford's ancestors, as 
shown by the following documents.] 

[2] To the Hoiible Thomas Hutchinson Esq'. Lieu^ Gov', of the 
Province of the Massachussets Bay in Boston. 

Newport Decem'. the 22°**. 1769 

Soon after I sent my Letter to the Post office last Fryday M'. Irish 
returned and informed me that he had been up where the Book was lodg'd 
And that the People told him it was some Time before carried over to Little 
Compton by one of the Sanford Family. He has since got the Book and 
brought it to me And I have examined it but do not find Elisha Sanfords 
Name any more than once mentioned in it and that is in the Beginning of 
the Book in a List of the first John Sanfords Children a copy of which is 
on the other Side of this half sheet Next to the List is a Copy of the first 

296 Notes an the Sanfard Family, [Jcdyy 

John Sanfords Will & Inventory of his Estate A then a GeneoUgy or 
List of the Descendants of the second John Sanford down to the year 1711. 
His grandson John Sanford (who is his Heir at Law) is now living at 
Bristoll about 75 years of Age whose Daughter M'. Irish Married. M'. 
Irish was at my House Yesterday and told me be was going to Ports- 
mouth to examine the Records and from thence he woud go to his Father 
in Law at Bristoll And if he coud learn any thing respecting Elisba Sanford 
he woud inform me of it. He desires you to inform me what Town and 
County the 1000 Acres of Land you menUon in your Letter lies in, and 
the Circumstances of it There is in this Town in the Hands of one of 
the Descendants of Samuel Sanford a List or Geneoligy of that Branch 
of the Family of which the late M^ Joseph Sanford whom you mention in 
your Letter was one If it will be any Service or Pleasure to you I will 
send you a Copy of both Lists. I am with great Regard 


Your very humble Serv*. 

JosiAS Ltndok. 
The Hofible Thomas Hutchinson Esq^ 

A true Copy of the Days of the Birth of my self and my Brothers and 
Sisters taken from my Fathers own Register. 

John Sanford bom the 4 of June 1633 Boston 

Samuel . . . the 14 of July 1635 Boston 

. the 9 of Decem'. 1737 Boston [1637] 

. the 10 of May 1639 Portsmouth 

. the 23 of February 1640 Rhode Island 

. the 29 of January 1642 Dutch [Island?] 

. the 4 of March 1 644 Rhode Island 

, the 25 of January 1 646 Rhode Island 

. .the 9 of January 1648 Rhode Island 

. the 28 of Decem^ 1650 Rhode Island 

. the 12 of March 1652 Rhode Island 

The List of which the above is a Copy is in the above named John San- 
fords own Hand Writing I am well acquainted with his Hand Writing as he 
was General Recorder of this Colony for some years and [there is] a great 
deal of his Writing in our Records 


J. L. 
[Mass, Archives^ Vol 25: pp. SJpf, SJi8.'\ 

[Hon. Josias Lyndon was a prominent citizen and at one time Governor. 
The " Mr. Irish " of the above letter must have been Edward Irish, who 
married (int. Oct. 9, 1742) Lois* Sanford (John*, John*, John*, John^), as 
shown by the Vital Records of Little Compton, R. L] 

[3] Thomas Hutchinson to Francis Willett Esq. [Extract] 

Boston 29 Dec 1771. 

* * * * I have now to ask the favor of you to put me in a way to 
ascertain the time of Elisha Sanfords death. He was brother to Peleg 
Sanford. Sd Elisha died before 1691. Peleg was his heir at law & 
about 1000 acres of land in the County of York falls to my late wife & 
her sisters. 

I had evidence enough but lost all when my house was sacked. I have 
no doubt he died before 1691 & I think in Barbados. Some old letters 

Peleg . 
Esbon . 
Elisha . 

1902.] Notes on the Johnson Family. 297 

or copies of your fathers letters if you have his letter book may show it 
* • * I imagine he dec'd between 1680 & 1690. 

\^Mass. Archives, Vol. 26: p. 271.'] 

[4J Francis Willet to His Excellency Thomas Hutchinson Esq*^ in 
Boston. [Extract.] 

* * * Sorry am I above Measure and Beyond Expression That it is 
not in my Power to Comply with your Request as to Ascertaining the 
exact Time of Elisha Sanfords Death or Giving any Perfect Intelligence 
of the Matter either from my own knowledge or Ancient Letters or Copies 
of Letters of my Father's ♦ ♦ * * 

P. S. When Elisha Sanford Died Administration was Granted No 
Doubt To some Person or other, — which may be found upon Newport 

\_Ma8$. Archives^ Vol 26 : p. 607.'] 


Communicated from the MSS. of Hon. Ralph D. Smtth, by Da.BE&NABD C. Stbimbb. 

In addition to the account given by Mr. James Shepard in the Register, 
ante^ page 132, 1 am able to add the following data : 

1. JoHN^ Johnson, of Rowley, married Susan , and had children : 

i. John', who lived at Rowley, and was captain in King Piiilip's war ; m. 
Dec. 1, 1655, Hannah, dan. of Anthony Crosby, and had: 1. John^th. 
1668 ; 2. Samuely b. 1671 ; 8. Hannaht and perhaps otiiers. 

II. Elizabeth. 

III. Thomas. 

3. Thomas^ Johnson {aniCy page 133) had children : 

i. Thomas', m. Ellena , and had* 1. Joseph^, b. Nov. 80, 1651; 2. 

JohUy b. Apr. 27, 1654 ; 8. Abigail, b. Jan. 16, 1656-7 ; 4. Loving (dau.), 

b. Nov. 5, 1659. 5. Thomas, b. July 11, 1664 ; 6. Eliphalet, b.l668 ; d. 

Apr. 20, 1718; had ch. : i. Eliphalet. ii. Natiianiel, b. Feb. 6, 1698; 

d. 86. 67, Apr. 26, 1766; lived in Newark, N. J.; m. Sarah, dau. of 

Capt.David Ogden, who d. Apr. 20, 1777, ae. 78. (Their ch. were: 

1. Thomas*. 2. David, b. 1720; d. Oct. 22, 1776. 8. Stephen, b. May 

17, 1724 ; A. B. Yale, 1748 ; Uved in Lyme, Conn., d. Nov. 8, 1786. 4. 

Martha, m. Ward. 5. Catharine, m. Banks.) ili. John. 

iv. Samuel, v. Timothy, 
ii. Daniel, of New Haven, m. Martha ; and had: DanieP, b. May 

26, 1656. 
iii. William is given a second wife, Abigail, by Mr. Sm3rth. His dan. 

Abigail^* b. Dec. 6, 1670; m. Joseph Lines, May 80, 1692. 
iv. Jeremiah,* of Derby, had the following ch. : 1. Jeremiah^, b. Apr. 26, 

1664. 2. Samuel, b. Mch. 8, 1670. 8. Tamar, m. Wooster. 4. 

Benqjah. 5. A son. 

7. Dea. William' Johnson (Robert^) of Guilford (anUy page 135), 
married Elizabeth Bushnell, July 2, 1651. 
Their children were : 

* See accoant of his descendants in ** Seymour, Past and Present," pp. 495-602 |pnb- 
lished bj William C. Sharp, Seymour, Conn., 1902. Also, see references in ** Town 
Becords of Derby, Conn., 1666-1710"; published by the Sarah Riggs Humphreys Chap- 
ter, D. A. R., Derby, 1901.— James Shefajld. 

298 Notes on the Johnson Family. [July, 

i. Anna,' b. 1652 ; d. 1702 ; m. John Fowler of Gailf ord, In 1682. He d. 

Dec., 1785. 
ii. Hannah, b. Mch. 24, 1654 ; d. yoang. 
111. Elizabeth, b. 1655; m. Dec. 11, 1G74, Samael Hall of Gailford. He 

d. Feb. 11. 1733. 
iv. Mary, b. Feb. 1, 1656-7; d. July 6, 1782; m. Dec. 23, 1676, Thomas 

Stone. He died Dec. 1, 1683. 
y. Sarah, b. Nov. 22. 1658; d. 1666. 
Ti. Martha, b. Dec 27, 1659 ; d. May 8, 1660. 
vli. Danikl, d. yonng. 
Till. Abigail, b. Oct. 24, 1661 ; d. 1664. 
ix. Mercy, b. Jan. 11. 1665; d. 1688; m. John Scranton of Gailford, 

who d. Sept. 2, 1708. 
X. Sarah, Aug. 18, 1667; d. Oct. 10, 1669. 
A. xi. Samuel, b. June 5, 1670; d. May 8. 1727. 

xil. Nathaniel, b. Apr. 12, 1672; d. June 24, 1672. 

A. Dea. Samuel' Johnson (William^ Robert^) of Guilford, married 
Nov. 7, 1694, Mary, daughter of David Sage of Middletown. She 
died Mch. 13, 1726. His list in 1716 was £87.14. 9 ; and his 
fulling mill was rated at £3. 
Their children were : 

i. Willdlm,* b. Sept. 4, 1695; d. Oct. 18, 1695. 

ii. Samuel, b. Oct. 14, 1696; A. B. Tale, 1714; d. Jan. 6, 1772; first pres- 
ident of King's College, now Columbia University ; m. (1) Charity, 
dan. of Col. Richard Floyd, and widow of Benjamin Nicoll. Sept. 
26, 1725. Shed. June 1, 1758 ; and he m. (2) Sarah, widow of William 
Beach, June 18, 1761. She d. Feb. 9, 1768. By his first wife he 
had: 1. William Samuel*, b. Oct. 7, 1727; A. B. Yale, 1744; d. Nov. 
14, 1819. Signer of the Federal Constitution, and president of 
Columbia College. 2. William, b. Mch. 9, 1730-1 ; A. B. Yale,174d; 
d. June 20, 1756, at London. 

iii. Mary, b. May 8, 1699; d. Aug. 31, 1779; m. Mch. 21, 1723, Ebenezer 
Chittenden, father of Gov. Thomas Chittenden, of Vt. 

iv. David, b. June 6, 1701 ; lived in Durham and in New Yorlc State; m. 

Ruth . Their ch. were: 1. Mercy,* b. Mch. 6, bap. Mch. 13, 

1727-8. 2. David, bap. June 14, 1730; m. Jerusha Thomas, Mch. 14, 
1751. 3. Mary, bap. Mch. 8, 1733-4. 

V. Blizabeth, b. Oct. 19, 1703; d. Sept. 28, 1712. 

vi. Capt. Nathaniel, b. Apr. 17, 1705; d. June 24, 1793 ; lived In Guil- 
ford ; m. (1) AuR. 2, 1727, Margery, dau. of John Morgan of Groton. 
Shed. Oct. 2, 1752; and hem. (2) in 1755, Diana, dau. of Capt. Andrew 
Ward, and widow of Daniel Hubbard. She d. Mch. 27, 1797. His 
ch., all by the first wife, were: 1. Margery*, b. Feb. 24, 1728. 2. 
Samuel, b. Mch. 18, 1729; d. May 1, 1808; lived in Guilford; m. 

(1) June 20, 1756, Margery Collins. She d. Aug 13, 1806 : and he m. 

(2) Oct. 7, 1807, Ruth, widow of George Bartiett. She d. Oct. 11, 
1829. 3. Timothy, b. Aug. 17, 1732; of Branford; d. Aug. 12, 1758; 
m. Feb. 10, 1767, Mary, dau. of Dr. Orchard Guy. She d. Sept. 15, 
1816, having m. (2) Dr. Wm. Gould, May 5, 1763. 4. Xathaniel, b. 
Oct. 4, 1735; of Guildford; d. Mch. 16, 1798; m. Hannah, dau. of 
Thomas HiU, Dec. 10, 1761. She d. Dec. 27, 1808. 6. William, b. 
Dec. 17, 1737 ;was killed in the Revolutionary war; m. Abigail, dau. 
of Joseph Hotchkin, and widow of Edmund Ward, in 1760. 6. 
Bachel, b. May 12, 1742 ; d. Nov. 23, 180-. 

vii. Abigail, b. Apr. 19, 1707; d. Aug. 6, 1781; m. George Bartiett of 
North Guilford, Apr. 24, 1728. He d. Feb. 13, 1766. 

viii. William, b. Apr. 19, 1709 ; d. single, in Middletown ; with his brothers, 
Samuel and Daniel, sold his estate in Guilford to brother Nathaniel, 
Apr. 20, 1730. 

ix. Mercy, b. Dec. 19, 1710; d. June 23, 1725. 

X. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 20, 1713 ; d. Aug. 13, 1718. 

xi. TmoTHT, b. Oct. 19, 1715 ; d. May 29, 1782. 

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1902.] Edward Ingersoll Browne. 299 


By Edwin Hale Abbot, A.M., LL.B., of Cambridge, Mass. 

Edward Ingebsoll Browne was bom in what was known as 
Franklin Place, Boston, on November 11, 1833, and died at his 
residence in Hyde Park, September 15, 1901. He was the son of 
Charles (Harvard College, 1812) and Elizabeth Isabella (Tilden) 
Browne. His grandfather, Capt. Moses Browne (Har\'ard College, 
1768), of Beverly, was a captain in Col. Glover's famous regiment 
during the Revolutionary War. His home in Beverly, on Main 
Street, remained with slight alteration until very recent years. His 
large and beautiful garden covered the hillside and stretched along 
the street a long distance. During the Revolutionary War, the 
joint harbor of Beverly and Salem was the only one on the Atlantic 
coast not controlled by the British. TSierefore these towns were the 
home ports of American privateers during the war. At its close, 
their vessels formed almost the whole conbmercial marine of the 
new nation, and thus all the foreign commerce of the infant Union 
centered in Beverly and Salem. The interesting old Main Street 
of Beverly still holds many fine mansions, which had been erected 
by the prosperous merchants of those days. The house of George 
Cabot was there, close by the house of Capt. Moses Browne. The 
Beverly Historical Society now has its home in another of those 
dignified old dwellings, while further up the street, what is now the 
Town Hall of Beverly was formerly the private residence of Col. 
Israel Thomdike, with whose name that of Moses Browne is so 
closely associated. They were partners for many years, under the 
style of Browne and Thorndike, in the beginning of the last century. 

On his mother's side, Edward Ingersoll Browne was a great- 
great-grandson of Josiah Browne, who (as well as Capt. Moses) 
was a descendant of the Puritan, Abraham Browne, who settled in 
Watertown, now Waltham, in 1631, as is recorded in Bond's 
^ Genealogies and History of Watertown." Capt. Moses Browne 
is said to have been descended from Christopher Browne, of Stam- 
fonl in Lincolnshire, and Tolethorpe in Rutlandshire, En o land. The 
original grant of arms to Christopher Browne, which was dated July 
20, 1480, was bequeathed to the New-England Historic Genealogi- 
cal Society by the subject of this sketch. Another of his ancestors, 
John Browne, restored All Saints Church, in Stamford, and John's 
brother, William, was the founder of Browne's Hospital, or Bead 
House, which is still standing in Stamford. Mward Ingersoll 
Browne employed Messrs. Clayton & Bell, of London, to make an 
exquisite memorial window in honor of his ancestors and in com- 

300 JEdtoard Ingersoll Browne. [Jnlfy 

memoration of his own parents, in this interesting old chnrch, and 
Dr. Edward TroUope, Bishop Sufiragan of Nottingham, dedicated 
this window, in 1888. But, very characteristically, he did his best to 
keep most of his iriends in America from knowing anything about it. 
After Edward Ingersoll Browne had spent two years in the Eng- 
lish High School, then under the charge of Mr. Thomas Sherwin, 
where he learned the mathematics needed for entrance at Harvard 
College, he entered the Boston Latin School, in 1848, and joined 
our class, which entered Harvard College in July, 1851. He was 
always a careful scholar, and took, both at school and in college, 
good rank; but never sought prominence, although, even in those 
days, he showed unusual maturity in intellectual taste. Mr. Epes 
Sargent Dixwell was then the principal ; and Mr. Francis Gardner, 
the sub-master. There were also four assistant teachers during the 
three years we were in the Latin School. During this time, the 
English High School occupied, with the Latin School, a building on 
the south side of Bedford Street, nearly opposite what was then the 
church of the Rev. Dr. Watterston. The neighborhood was a 
place of attractive residence, and, excepting on Washington Street, 
was filled with dwelling houses. The home of Phillips Brooks' 
parents was around the comer on Rowe Street. The home of Judge 
Jackson adjoined the old First Church in Chauncy Place. The 
Latin School boys of that day were very proud of belonging to the 
oldest literary institution in the country, antedating even Harvard 
College ; and the schoolHouse itself was very near the homes of most 
of them. Their playground was that corner of Boston Common 
lying between the path from West Street to the Old Elm, and Park 
Street and Beacon Street. Each school had its own yard and en- 
trance, and about one hundred and fifty pupils. The English High 
School was intended to prepare boys for business life, and its course 
of study was arranged to be a substitute for collegiate education. 
The Latin School was, and always had been, strictly limited to the 
preparation of boys for entrance at college. There were at that 
period in Boston no private schools for boys so highly esteemed as 
the Latin School, and the jeunesse doree all went to the Latin 
School, and they were quite sufficiently proud of that distinction. 
The rivalry between these two schools was eager at all times, and 
was almost fierce on the playground, and usually showed itself 
on all occasions. Snow-ball fights in the winter, and great games 
of hockey and foot ball and base ball in the spring and autumn, 
were shared by all the boys in those days. The path from the head 
of West Street to the great elm was the bound on the one side ; 
and Park Street fence, on the other. Sometimes there were more 
than a hundred boys on each side in these games. Browne played 
his part well, though not enthusiastically, for his taste and favorite 
occupations led him in other directions. When they entered Har- 
vard College, the Latin School boys usually formed about a quarter 

1902.] Edward Ingeraoll Browne. 301 

of each claas. They always had a social advantage from their pre- 
vious aflsociation, and tbej also had passed through a more thorough 
preparatory course than most of the other students had enjoyed. 
Their five years' course of study and thorough intellectual drill at 
school made their freshman work dangerously easy, and, in compari- 
son with students who came from other quarters, gave them much 
spare time for general reading and study outside of regular lines. 
Browne was really interested in his studies, and always held his own 
in every department ; but he used his outside chances fully. He 
had a real, scholarly taste for all subjects of literary or historical 
character. He and I had become especially intimate while we were 
at school, partly by reason of inherited family friendship and asso- 
ciation, and partly because we had formed common theories for in- 
tellectual improvement, and had adopted, in some cases together, 
common courses of systematic reading and the investigation of topics 
of common interest. He was following at that time systematically 
the course of training which was recommended in " Pycrofl's Course 
of Reading." He very early formed at school the habit of commit- 
ting to memory choice passages of prose and verse, usually, it is 
true, from English literature, but often from both Latin and Greek 
authors. This habit became absolutely fixed in college and was 
never dropped. I think those friends who knew him well in later life 
will agree with me in saying that they have known few men who 
equalled him in his extraordinary store of rare quotations and in 
wide knowledge and memory of the finest things in literature. I 
certainly never knew any one else who was so abundantly equipped 
and who had such readiness in apt quotation. It was the fashion 
in those days, as part of the school training, to cap Latin verses, 
and to write both Latin verse and prose. In these accomplishments 
Browne was among the best. He was also very fond of debate. He 
had a keen sense of humor, and oflen conducted arguments with a 
delicious gravity which misled his opponents as to his real views. 
On stormy days during the winter, the Latin School was kept from 
nine o'clock until two, instead of holding the usual forenoon and 
afternoon sessions. On one such stormy day, shortly after morning 
prayers, Mr. Gardner made some criticisms upon Browne's conduct. 
The result was that Browne skilfully drew Mr. Gardner into a dis- 
cussion which so stirred the soul of that eminent teacher that it 
lasted, to the complete exclusion of cl^ss work, through the morning 
session until school was dismissed at two o'clock. The thesis was this : 
Assuming that a man had already become so bad that he deserved, 
and was, to be eternally damned ; — Query : Was the last wrong act 
which he committed equally sinful in itself with his first wrong deed ? 
Browne, with much solemnity, contended that the last wrong act 
was not so black a sin as the first instance of wrong doing. Mr. 
Gardner grew hot in his efforts to convince Browne of his supposed 
error. He strove so earnestly that, when all his arguments had 

302 Edward IngerBoll Browne. [Jnlj) 

apparently failed to move Browne from his position and the hour 
for closing school had arrived and ended all disposition on the bojr's 
part to use up time, Mr. Gardner emphatically told Browne that 
such fatal obliquity of moral sense must certainly result in ending 
Browne's career in the place to which the wicked subject of discus- 
sion was confessedly doomed. Browne, meantime, had conducted 
the discussion with such grave and persistent courtesy, that probably 
our old teacher never perceived the fan of the situation, nor appre- 
ciated the skill with which Browne had used up the whole school- 
day, chiefly for the amusement of a parcel of mischievous boys. 

Browne was thoroughly refined and intellectual in his recreations 
and tastes. Always kind and pleasant ; imiformly just and fair ; 
sagacious and, above all, desirous of helping any one who needed 
aid, he maintained the even tenor of his habits, and was always a 
courteous gentleman in the best sense of the word. He was one 
who contributed to the Class window in Memorial Hall, and to 
many other kindly subscriptions in aid of less fortunate classmates. 
He left an estate exceeding $800,000. His readiness to lend a 
helping hand wherever it was needed, and his great generosity, 
were only equaled by the efforts he made to conceal the cases in 
which he had rendered aid. He seemed always on the watch to dis- 
cover persons needing his help, and to be searching for opportuni- 
ties where he could gratify this liberal spirit. His quiet benefao- 
tions were frequently quite large, but the care with which he kept 
them out of sight did not prevent those near him from knowing 
many things which it would now be a breach of friendship to disclose. 
He thoroughly understood also the worldly convenience, as well as 
the spiritual wisdom, of not letting his right hand know what his 
left hand did. Whether he bought a new horse for a poor cabman, 
or dropped twenty-five thousand dollars in one lump into the treas- 
ury of some favorite benevolence, his invariable stipulation was ab- 
sohite silence as to his part in the transaction. AVhile we were 
schoolmates and fellow students in college, my knowledge of his 
generous acts in daily life was intimate, and those who were nearest 
to him in later years join in the testimony that he never changed. 
Through my relation to our class, as its secretary, I became the re- 
pository of many patlietlc facts known to few of our associates, and 
during fifty years of close friendship had abundant experience of the 
exquisite delicacy and tenderness of his kindly spirit. But the in- 
junction of secrecy still abides, and I cannot speak more particularly 
without doing what he would be unwilling* that I should do. He 
thus found himself able to reach many poor college friends without 
their knowledge, and through his whole life eased the hardships of 
many others who never knew he was their friend. 

His first room in college was in the old Plympton house, and 
afterwards he occupied the southeast comer of Stoughton, over the 
Proctors' room. His inclination toward historical and antiquarian 

1902.] Edward Ingeraoll Browne. 303 

research was then very marked, yet he never seriously undertook any 
large systematic work. It lent, however, through life a peculiar 
charm to his conversation and companionship. He loved literature 
and architecture, and travelled in the fine, old leisurely way, though 
he never spent much strength on technical details. He once care- 
fully followed the old Roman wall across England. Another time 
he spent almost an entire summer in wandering through Brittany, 
where, true to his kindly nature; he devoted as much time and effort 
to educating the small boyish attendant whom he took with him, 
into the knowledge of everything he visited, as if the training of that 
young mind had been the chief object of his journey. Many sum- 
mers abroad were spent in slow wanderings through the valley of 
the Loire and in old Touraine, and through Sweden, Russia, Tur- 
key and Switzerland. He kept delightful journals of his travels, in 
bound volumes of local photographs, with his own running notes in 
manuscript. They are too charming to be now allowed to be lost. 
He was fond, in later life, of reading novels, a taste shared by so 
many lawyers that novels seem the natural companion of the law 

His professional life was devoted chiefly to the care of trusts, for 
which his sagacity, common sense and sound judgment peculiarly 
fitted him ; whUe his sympathetic nature won for him the affiection 
of those for whom he cared. His own private room \% his Boston 
home was filled with their expressions of affection, to which he could 
never refer without strong emotion. This was his sacred, private 
retreat, and it is not right for the public to enter it now. He stead- 
ily refused to help the secretary to details of his life for class reports, 
and always said lie had no history to write. After he had been ad- 
mitted to the Suffolk bar, he spent some months in the oflBce of Messrs. 
Sohier and Welch, and later formed a business connection with his 
friend and kinsman, Charles ThornJike. Their names remained to- 
gether, as Browne and Thorndike, until he died, thus renewing the old 
firm name of their grandfathers. His skill and success as a trustee 
are well known, and he managed his own personal fortune with such 
ability that he developed his inheritance into an ample competence. 
He was never married, and his devotion to his sister, who shared 
his home, was unwearied, and her companionship was the delight of 
his life. The law of kindness was written in his heart, and his loy- 
alty to his friends brought him a rich return, for few men were ever 
more heartily loved. While he was a boy, his character showed 
itself in unusual close intimacy with, and affection for, his father. 
He seemed always to prefer his father's company to that of any other 
person. No remembrance of his boyish life is more vivid or mare 
attractive than the picture of them together, — the pleasant old gen- 
tleman, walking slowly arm-in-arm with the bright, distinguished- 
looking son, in his round jacket. In the days of Browne's boyhood, 
coat-tails began only with admission to college, and Latin School 

VOL. LVI. 20 

304 Edwa^-d Ingersoll Browne. [July* 

hovB then looked more like little Etonians than our school bojB do 
now. The father made the bov's friends his own, and he is not vet 
forgotten by ipany of those who were so fortunate as to be honored 
with his regard. The likeness of the son to the father increased in 
his later years, and any allusion to his father never, to the yeiy end 
of his life, failed to fill the son's face with affectionate light. 

Besides his numerous public and private benefactions during his 
lifetime, his will contains many public bequests, which it seems 
proper to enumerate : 

Tuskegee Normal aud Industrial Institate, Alabama, managed 

by liooker T. Washington, S40,000 
Hampton Institute of Virginia, formerly managed by Gen'l 

Armstrong, 10.000 

New England Home for Little Wanderers, 20,000 

Young Men's Christian Association of Hyde Park, 20,000 
the same to be invested and the income thereof only to be 
used to defray the annual expenses of said Association. 

North Bennet Street Industrial School, 20,000 

Tlie Children's Hospital. 10,000 

MasMK'husetts General Hospital, 10.000 

Boys' In»»titute of Industry, 10,000 

Miissachusetts Charitable Eve and Ear Infirmary, 10,000 

liosum Children's Aid Society, 10.000 

Ej)i.scoj)al City Mission, 10,000 

Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 10,000 

H(Hi*^e of Good Samaritan, 5,000 
Th(f Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to 

Children, . ' 5,000 
Ma'-Kachu.'>etts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani- 
mals, 5,000 
Boston Home for Incurables, 5,000 
Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent Boys, 5,000 
'i'lie Vincent Memorial Hospital, 5,000 
Boston North End Mission, 5,0U0 
The Beverly Historical Society, 3,000 
The Bostonian Society, 1,000 
The New-England Historic Genealogical Society, 1,000 

The bulk of his property was left in trust, to continue during 
the liveH of his sister and three other small annuitants, and the sur- 
vivors of them and for twenty years thereafter, and then to be 
equally divided as foUows : 

The City of Boston to be by it forever held, managed, invested and re- 
invested, as a sj)ecial fund, the annual income whereof shall be applied to 
the adornment and benefit of said City by the erection of statues, menu- 
ments, fountains for men and beasts and for the ornament of its streets, 
ways, squares and parks in such manner as will promote the pleasure, com- 
fort, education, patriotism and good taste of its citizens, and likewise for 
the maintenance and repair of any statues or other structures as aforesaid 
erected by money supplied from this bequest. 

1902.] Branch of the Cass Family. 305 

The Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, a corporation 
duly established under and by virtue of the laws of said Commonwealth, 
the capital to be by it forever held, managed, invested and reinvested, as a 
special Fund to be known as the Browne Fund, the annual income thereof 
to be applied to the general uses of said Infirmary in which he was for 
many years deeply interested, as well as the Secretary thereof. 

The President and Fellows of Harvard College, a Corporation duly es- 
tablished by and under the laws of said Commonwealth, and from which he 
and his ancestors have graduated for Avq successive generations, the same 
to be by it forever held, managed, invested and reinvested as a separate 
fund to be known as the Browne Fund, one-half of the annual income 
whereof shall be applied to increasing the salaries of the various professors 
of and teachers in said College as the President and Fellows thereof for 
the time being may, from time to time, deem best ; and the other half to 
assisting pecuniarily poor and deserving undergraduates of said College, or 
to providing Scholarships for said purpose. 

Browne's character and life may be summed up very briefly. A 
faithful friend and a noble-hearted gentleman, from early boyhood 
to the last day of his life ; dignified when occasion called ; generous 
always and courteous to everybody, he was much beloved and will 
be long remembered by those who were so fortunate as to be counted 
among his friends. The sister whom he so faithfully attended, sur- 
vived the brother less than three months, and her death closes the 
family roll. 


By William Stowbll, LL.H., of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1. John* Cass, the first in this line, of whom there is definite know- 
ledge, went from Boston to Hampton, N. II., as early as 1648. He 
returned alK)nt 1057, and married at Wat(^rtown, in that year, Martha, 
daughter of Thomas and ^Viine (Knapp) Philbrick. One of his ten children 

2. Ebenkzek^ Cass, born at Hampton, July 17, 1G71. There can be 
no doubt that he was the lad who appeared at Roxbury and joined the 
company that went from there, in 1680, to found " New Kocksbury," now 
"Woodstock, Conn. 

Being a minor, ho could not take land in liis own name : but he was made 
joint grantee with a person of age, one Lyon. P^beuozdr returned to Ilox- 
Imry for a wife, and is on record there as marrying Patience, daughter of 
James and Miriam (Stansfield) Draper, March 13, 1089-00. He settled 
at "Woodstock, but sold his possessions there, giving a deed Feb. 0, 1708, 
and went, soon after, to Lebanon, Conn., where he bought land, in the deed 
of which, dated June 8, 1708, it was stated that he was from " New Kocks- 
bury, Mass." He was constable at Lebanon in 1714, and was on the list 

306 Branch of the Cass Family. [July* 

of residents at Norwich, Conn. — the part now Franklin — in 1720. That 
he owned land in the *^ West Society " of Norwich is shown in a deed 


given bj his son Moses, in 1730. No records of the births of his children 
nave been foand ; but circumstances plainly indicate who some of these 
were, though the order of their ages can only be presumed. 
Children of Ebenezer' Cass : 

i. Mary', m. Samuel Wright, at Lebanon, in 1710. 

3. ii. 3IOSES, m. Mary Hasklns. at Lebanon, Jan. 23, 1717-18. 

4. ill. Jonathan, m. at Lebanon, Nov. 13, 1718, Bathsheba Williams, dau. of 

Park Williams. 

5. iv. Elifhalet, m. Martha Owen, at Lebanon, Dec. 10, 1736. 

2. Moses' Cass left records of himself, which, by correspondence with 
town clerks and descendants of the family, I have been able to trace. 
We have his own testimony as to his parentage. Sept. 3, 1730, at 
Norwich, he gave a deed to John Hutchius, of land " which I bought 
of my father, Mr. Ebenezer Cass" (Land Records, Vol. VI., p. 232). 
In 1722, he bought a hundred acres of land in the ^' Pratt Tract," 
partly iu Lebanon and partly in Hebron. He was admitted freeman 
at Norwich, Sept. 13, 1726; but returned to Hebron before 1736. 
There is proof that he married a second wife, Mary. His will 
(Colchester Probate Records, Book 1, page 77) mentions his wife 
Mary ; sons Moses and Josiah ; daughters Patience, Lois, Alice, 
and Haiiuah ; and *^ Eliphalet Case, son to my second wife, to have 
£5." The will was dated Sept. 4, 1741, and his death occurred 
two days later. The will was presented for probate Sept. 14, 1744, 
by Mary Hutchins, " late widow of Moses Case, of Hebron, de- 
ceased." His last child was posthumous, and, from the fact of his 
special mentiou of the son's parentage, it is to be presumed that, at 
the (late of the will, Eliphalet was the ouly child of the second wife. 
Though long sought, the lineage of his lirst wife, Mary Haskins, 
has not been found with certaiuty. Circuuistances would seem to 
indicate that she was daughter either of Richard Haskins or of Jolui 
Haskins, of Norwich, who were brothers, and who went to Norwich 
from Taunton, Mass., whither they had gone from Portsmouth, 
N. 11., with their father, Nicholas, who. Savage says, was a school- 
master at Portsmouth in 16G0. She may, however, have been 
(laughter of Samuel aud Mary (Austin) Haskins of Taunton, who 
were married in 1684. 
Children : 

i. Mary*, b. at Lebanon, May 20, 1721 ; d. before 1742. 
li. Tatiknck, b. at Hebron, April ID, 1723 ; m. David Barber, March 8, 

6. ill. Mopes, b. at Hebron, July 24, 1724 ; m. at Hebron, Phebe Peters, Aug. 

10, 1744. 

7. iv. Lois, b. at Norwich, Dec. 17, 1727; m. at Hebron, Thomas Rowley, 

July 15, 1744; went to Danby and Shoreham, Vt. ; d. at Shoreham, 
about 17i)4. 

8. V. AucK, b. at Norwich, Nov. 3, 1730; m. Stephen Barber, Jan. 12, 1748 ; 

d. at Hebron, Oct. 28, 1814. 
vi. Hannah, b. at Hebron, March 12, 1735-C; m. Eldad Post, 
vli. JosiAH, b. at Hebron, Feb. 2, 1738. 
viil. Eliphalet. 
ix. Mary, b. at Hebron, April 6, 1742 (posthumous). 

4. Jonathan^ Cass may have lived for a tune in Roxbury. Land there 

1902.] Branch of the Cass Family. 307 

was assigned '^ to the heirs of Jonathan Casse." His wife, Bathsheba, 
whom he married Nov. 13, 1718, was daughter of Park and Priscilla 
(Payson) Williams, and granddaughter of Robert Williams, of 

Children, bom in Lebanon : 

i. Zerviah^, b. Sept. 24, 1720; m. Caleb Huntington, 

il. Priscilla, b. Sept. 22, 1722. 

iii. Sarah, b. May 18, 1724. 

iv. Jonathan, b. Nov. 18, 1726; m, Eunice Porter, Oct. 4, 1744. 

9. V. Ebenrzer, b. Feb. 27, 1729-30; m. wid. Hannah Loomis, Feb. 18, 1762. 

10. vl. Zebulon, b. March 17, 1732; m. Irena Fish, Oct. 29, 1761. 

vll. William, b. Feb. 7, 1788. 

5. Eliphalet' Cass, married at Lebanon, Dec. 10, 1736, Martha Owen. 

Children, born atr Hebron : 

i. Eliphalet*. b. May 24, 1737. 

11. Joseph, b. July 6, 1739; d. Nov. 23, 1740. 

iil. Joseph, b. Sept. 14. 1741. 

iv. Ebenezbr, b. March 31 , 1743. 

V. Lewis, b. Nov. 17, 1744. 

vi. ZiA, b. Feb. 20, 1747-8. 

vil. Wane, b. March 27, 1749. 

viii. JosiAH, b. May 28, 1749 (probably an error in date; may have been 

twin with Wane), 
ix. Roger, b. Aug. 15, 1746. 
X. Zen AS, b. Sept. 10, 1750. 

6. MosEs^ Cass, born at Hebron, July 24, 1724 ; married at Hebron, Aug. 

16, 1744, Phebe Peters. 
Children, bom at Hebron : 

i. Mary», b. July 27, 1746. 
ii. Moses, b. June 6, 1749. 

7. Lois* Cass, born at Norwich, Dec. 17, 1727; married at Hebron, 

July 15, 1744, Thomas Rowley, who was a great-grandson of Sam- 
uel Fuller, Jr., a passenger ou'the " Mayflower," 1620. Only three 
of their children are recorded at Hebron. The histories of Danby 
and Shoreham, Vt., in which towns they subsequently lived, mention 
three others : Thomas, Nathan and Polly. She died at Shoreham 
about 1794. 

Children, bom in Hebron : 

1. A daughter, b. May 15, 1746; d. May 17, 1746. 

ii. Lois Rowley, b. April 17, 1749; m. Nathaniel Fisk, of Danby, Vt., 

iii. Ruben Rowley, b. April 16, 1751. 

8. Alice* Cass, born at Norwich, Nov. 8, 1730; married Jan. 12, 

1748, Stephen Barber. She died at Hebron, Oct. 28, 1814. 
Children : 

i. Alice Barber^, b. March 13, 1749; m. Oliver Phelps; had fonrhas- 

bands; d. Dec. 20, 1842. 
il. Stephen Barber, b. Sept. 28, 1751 ; d. Oct. 6, 1751. 
ill. Stephen Barber, b. Nov. 12, 1762 ; m. Desire Tarbox, May 13, 1778 ; 

d. Nov. 10, 1838. 
iv. Sibyl Barber, b. Sept. 14, 1755; m. Phlnehas Post, May 12, 1774; d. 

Oct. 2, 1838. 
V. Lydia Barber, b. July 20, 1757; m. Elihu Pomeroy, 1776 ; d. Aug. 25, 


308 Gleanings from English Archives. [Jtily, 

yi. Lbvina BikRBER, b. Feb. 18, 1760; m. Eliphaz Jones, 1777; d.Dec. 30, 

vii. Bela Barber, b. Feb. 23, 1762; m. Margaret Jones, May 29, 1783; d. 

Sept. 17, 1836. 
vlli.LuciXDA Barber, b. Feb. 18, 1765; m. Joel Jones, Jr., Oct. 17, 1782; 

d. Dec. 4, 1838. 
Ix. Hannah Barber, b. April 18, 1767; m. Gardon Filer, Aug. 28, 1788; 

d. Dec. 18, 1841. 
X. Mary Barber, b. June 14, 1769; m. Capt. Solomon Jndd, Nov. 26, 

1789; d. Jane 19, 1850. 
xi. JosiAH Barber, b. May 22, 1771; m. Abigail Gilbert and Sophia Lord ; 

d. Dec. 8, 1843. 
xii. Louisa Barber, b. Jan. 23, 1775; m. Uzziel Phelps; d. Sept. 1, 1853. 

9. Ebenezer* Cass, bom Feb. 27, 1729-30; married Feb. 18, 1762, 

widow Hannah Loomis. He died Dec.*21, 1764. 
Child : 
i. RoxiLLANA*, b. Nov. 9, 1762. 

10. Zebdlon* Cass, bom March 17, 1732 ; married Oct. 29, 1761, Irena 


Children : 

i. Eunice*, b. May 27, 1762. 

ii. William, b. April 10, 1764. 

ill. Zrbulon, b. Mar. 2, 1766. 

iv. Lydia, b. Jan. 13, 1768. 

In the records of this branch of the family, the name has three spellingg, 
CasSs Casse and Gase^ the first being of most frequent occurrence. The 
names of children are serviceable guides. Jonathan was one of the bro- 
thers of Ebenezer^. Hon, Lewis Cass, of Michigan, was a descendant of 
John, through another Jonathan. 



Communicated by J. Henry Lea, Esq. 
(Continued from page 197.) 

The will of Captain John Mason of New Hampshire, the concise abstract 
of which, extracted from the original recorded at Somerset House, follows 
herewith, has been already printed verbatim in the "Memoir *' by Charles 
Wesley Tuttle, published by the Prince Society* in 1887; but, as this 
valuable series is practically inaccessible to a large number of the readers 
of the Rkgister, I have ventured to reproduce it here for their benefit, 
stripped of all verbiage and giving only the facta involved. The nuncupa- 
tive will of his widow, Anne (Green) Mason, proved 12 November 1655, 
and also noted in the " Memoir,"t ^ have omitted in this connection as it 
contains no information of value. 

♦ Op. cit., 397-408. 
t Ibid, 38. 

1902.] Gleanings from English Archives. 309 

I make no apologies for reprinting the will of John Mason of Kings 
Lynn (father of Captain John), as the abstract given in the " Memoir "* 
has several omissions of vital importance, notably the mention of his son 
Henry, brother of the proprietary, and his grandson, Henry's son, who are 
also omitted in all the pedigrees of the family to which I have had access. 
The administration of this Henry Mason, in 1636, adds his wife's name to 
our information in this branch. 

The wills of William Mason (P. C. C, Arundell 22), the grandfather, 
and Edward Green (P. C. C, Soame 7), the father-in-law of Captain John, 
are also most interesting. An imperfect abstract of the latter has been 
printed likewise in the " Memoir."t 

Will of Captaine John Mason of London, Esquire. Dated 26 Novem- 
ber 1635. I commit my body to the earth, to be buried in the Collegiate 
church of St. Peter in Westminster, t without funeral pomp. I bequeath to 
five poor people of the town of Portsmouth, co. Southampton, £5 at the 
discretion of the churchwardens there. To my sister Dorothie Moore, in 
case she shall be in want, an annuity of £10. To each of her children 
£6. To Beatrice Baldwyn £5. To my brothers in law Mr. Josua Greene§ 
and his wife, Mr. Edward Lambert|| and his wife, Mr. Henrie Burton & his 
wife, Mr. John Wollaston & his wife, and to my loving cousins Dr. Robert 
MasonH of Greenwich, his wife and mother, my cousins Mr. Thomas Geere** 
and his wife, Thomas Mason, tt geot., and Thomas Gippestt and his wife, 
50s, apiece to buy them rings. My wife shall have the use of all the rest 
of my goods and chattels for her life, with remainder to my four grand- 
children John, Anne, Robert and Mary Tufton,§§ equally amongst them, to 

♦ Ibid. 395. 

t Ibid, 35. 

X There is no mention of his burial in Westminster Abbey Registers — see Col. Ches- 
ter's edition of the same. 

6 Joshua Green (see will of Edward Green), Mayor of Kings L^nn, in 1637, 1652 & 
1659, and Alderman there. His will was pro. 21 November 16&, widow Sarah surviv- 
ing. (P. C. C. Twisse 163.) 

f Edward Lambert of Banstead, Surrey, yeoman of {blank) to King James, 1623, 
married to Elizabeth, daughter of Edwarci Green of London. (Visit, of Surrey, in Harl. 
Soc, xliii, 150.) Mv notes show probate of wills of Edward Lambert of London in 1645 
(Rivers 120), and Elizabeth Lamoert of Surrey in 1651 (Grey 65), who may well have 
been this couple, but unfortunately I have no abstracts of these wills. 

f Dr. Robert Mason, LL.D., Chancellor of Winchester (see later mention in this 
will^. Master of Requests to King Charles I. His wife was Judith, daughter of Sir 
Christopher Buckle of Co. Surrey, and his mother was Barbara, daughter of John Per- 
kins of Co. Flint. 

♦♦ Thomas Geere of Co. Salop, married Elizabeth, daughter of George and Barbara 
(Perkins) Mason, and sister to Dr. Robert Mason, vide supra, 

ft This Thomas Mason is, probably, the Thomas who was brother of the preceding 
and son of George and Barbara Mason. 

JJ Thomas Gippes married Susan, daughter of George Mason and sister of the above. 
He is, perhaps, the Thomas Gippes of Bury St. Edmunds, Co. Suffolk, whose name 
heads the brief pedigree in the Visitation of London in 1623 (Harl. Soc„ xv, 315). 
Query — if not the Thomas Gibbea who witnesses will of Edward Green in 1618 ? 

^ Anne Mason, sole daughter and heir of the testator, married to Joseph Tufton 
(Marr. Lie. 27 June 1626, at St. Matthew, Friday Street, London; Bish. of Lond., in 
Harl. Soc, xxvi, 170). He died before 1654; his nuncupative will, dated 14 November 
1653, was proved 29 March 1654 (P. C. C. Alchin 385), and there called of East Green- 
wichy Co. Kent ; his widow remarried before 20 Feb. 1654-5, to ... . Ashurst. It has 
been stated that Joseph Tufton was of East Betchworth, Co. Surrey, and the son of 
John Tufton of Peasmarsh, Co. Sussex (Memoir, p. 38), but if so, she must have been 
his third wife, as the Visitation of Surrey in 1623 (Ilarl. Soc, xliii, 102), gives him two 
others before that date, *. c, Hester, daughter of John Dering of Egerton, Co. Kent, 
who died «.p., and Mary, daughter of William Daleuder of Buckworth, Co. Surrey, by 
whom he had had issue six children, and who wd% still living in 1623; but as this gives 
her a margin of three years to accomplish her euthanasia, it is quite possible that it was 
the case. I have, unfortunately, no original notes of the will of Joseph Tufton, and 
the too brief abstract printed in the *' Memoir '* (p. 397), which appears imperfect, af- 
fords us no help. 

310 Gleanings /ram Engli$h Archives. [Jol/y 

be paid them at their several ages of 21 or on their days <^ marriage. If 
my wife die during their minority, my brother in law John Wollaston* shall 
administer the goods for their benefit and maintenance and I make the said 
John Overseer of my wOl. Executrix my wife Anne. I bequeath to my 
said overseer my coach and two coach horses with all the furniture to them 
belonging. As touching the disposition of my lands my will is as follows — 
I bequeath to the Mayor and Corporation of Kingslvn, co. Norfolk, wboe 
I was bom, 2000 acres of land in my county of New Hampshire or Manor 
of Mason Ilall in New England( which by my executrix shall be thought most 
fit) reser\'ing to my heirs the yearly rent of Id if demanded, and two fifth 
parts of all such mines royal as may be found therein, provided that within 
5 years after my decease they plant upon the said land ^yq families of peo- 
ple at the least, and that the yearly profit of the said land shall be applied 
to the relief of the poor of the said town at the discretion of the said Mayor 
and Commonalty for the time being. I bequeath to my brother in law 
John Wollaston and his heirs, to be holden of my heirs in fee farm, 3000 
acres of land in New Hampshire, or my said manor (as he and my said ex- 
ecutrix shall think fit) with reservation on mines as above. To my grand- 
child Anne Tuf ton my lands & tenements at Capeham of Wagen, upon the 
S. E. side of Sagada Hocke in New England, called Masonia, and contain- 
ing about 10000 acres, to hold to her and her heirs for ever, from and after 
her age of 21. To my grandchild Robert Tuf ton, on conditions as above, 
my said manor of Mason hall in New England, provided also that he alter 
his sirname and simame himself Mason, before he shaU be capable to enjoy 
the said manor. 2000 acres of land in New Hampshire to be conveyed to trus- 
tees for the maintenance of an honest, godly and religious preacher of Grod's 
word in some church or chapel in the said county of New Hampshire (with 
rent &c reserved as above) and for the maintenance of a free grammar 
school for the education of youth in the said county. All the rest of my 
manors and lands I bequeath to my grandson John Tufton & the heirs of his 
body, with contingent remainders t^) the said Robert Tufton, my said cousin 
Dr. Robert Mason, Chancellor of the diocese of Winchester, in tail succes- 
sively ; provided my said grandson John shall alter his surname to Mason and 
shall pay to his sister Mary Tufton the sum of £500 for her better advance- 
ment, l^ut if any of my said grandchildren trouble or prosecute my executors 
for the. sum of £1000 heretofore deposited in my hands by Joseph Tufton their 
father, the above bequests to such of my grandchildren so offending shall be 
null and void and shall pass to the said Dr. Robert Mason. All my lands 
&c. in England shall be at the disposal of my wife for life and at her death 
shall pass to the said John Wollaston for the joint lives of my daughter 
Anne Tufton and her now husband in trust to disburse the profits for main- 
tenance of my said daughter with remainder to her said 4 children. 

Witn : — Tho : Noel, Matthew Mason, J. fferrett notary public. 

Proved at London 22 December 1 635 by Anne Mason, relict and execu- 
trix named in will. P. C. C, Sadler, 127. 

♦ John Wollaston of London, fifoldsmith, afterward knighted (3 Dec. 1641, at Hamp- 
ton Court), married Rebecca, daughter of Edward Green of London, goldsmith, and 
sister to Anne, the wife of Captain John Mason (see will of Edward Green). He was 
second son of Edward Wollaston of Perton, Co. Staflf. (Harl. Soc, xvii, 362) ; was Al- 
derman of London, Sheriff in 1638, and Lord Mayor in 1643; was buried at Uighgate, 
29 April IG.'yd, and his widow Rebeccnal June 1660. Her will names " Mrs. Anne As- 
hurst, daughter of my late sister, ^irs. Anne Mason, deceased " (*• Memoir," p. 35). 
Savage is silent concerning him, and I doabt if he ever visited his vast trusts in New 

1902.] Gleanings from English Archives. 311 

The will of John Mason, of King's Lynn, co. Norfolk, merchant, dated 
7 January 1591 [-2]. I beqaeath the house wherein I dwell to my wife 
Isabell daring her life, with remainder to my son John in tail, and in de- 
fault to the child yet to be born to me, if it be a man child, otherwise equally 
between the said child and my danghter Dorathie, and their heirs ; and for 
want of such heirs, it shall remain to John Mason Son of Henrie Mason my 
brother, in tail male; and in default again the same shall be sold and the money 
thereof coming divided equally among my brothers and sisters children. I 
give to John Mason my son, my daughter Dorathie, and the child to be born 
to me, lOOli. apiece, to be paid them at their ages of 21. Item, I give to my 
said diildren, after the decease of my wife, three of my best feather beds and 
three pieces of plate. I discharge my brother Henry Mason of all debts due 
unto me from him unto this present date. Residuary legatee and executrix : 
my wife. Overseers : Mr. Ilenrie Kidson, preacher ; Mr. William Feann ; 
€reorge Gibson ; John Junun ; Christopher Trotter ; and Ilumphreie Fame- 
bie. Witnesses : John Gatefolde ; John Colling wood ye younger ; John 
Scott ; John Wentworthe. Proved, 9 March 1591 [-2], by William Bedell, 
proxy for Isabell Mason, the relict and executrix named. 

P. C. C, Harrington, 23. 

The will of Edward Greene, of St. John Zacharies, London, goldsmith, 
dated 12 January 1618-[9]. I bequeath to Sarah Greene, my daughter, 
the wife of Josua Greene of Kings Lynn, co. Norfolk, linen draper ; to 
Anne Mason, my daughter, the wife of John Mason ; to Elizabeth Lambert, 
wife of Eld ward Lambert, gent., of Banstead, Surrey ; and fq Rebecca Wool- 
leston, my daughter, wife of John Wooleston of the city of London, gold- 
smith, lOOli. apiece. To my sister Margaret Wood, dwelling in Bushe Lane, 
London, lOli. To the Goldsmiths* Company of London, lOli. for a dinner. 
To the poor of St. John Zacharies, and to the poor of Christ<^urch Hospital, 
London, 51i., severally. Residuary legatee and executrix : my wife Anne 

Signum dicti Edwardi Greene. 

Witnesses : Teste me Johanne Wilkinson ; Thomas Gibbes ; Matthew Alex- 
ander. Proved, 14 January 1619-[20], by Anne Greene, relict of the de- 
ceased. 4 January 1621-[2], commission issued to John Wooleston, hus- 
band of Rebecca Wooleston, daughter of the deceased, to administer &c., 
Anne Greene the relict and executrix having died. Confirmed Trinity 
Term 1622. P. C. C, Soame, 7. 

The will of William Mason, of K