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Volume LVIII. 





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Publisijtng Commtttee. 





Aoeoont of MArriag^, by Rer. Josiah Badoook, 

AndoTer, N. H., An, 16 
AddreM of Uie President, ix 
Andover, N. H., Marriages aft, 16 
Appleton, William Sumner, 219 

Baldwin, Qoenr, 94 

Baptisms from the Records of the First Church 

ofBarre, Mass.,M 
Bapti«nu from the Records of the First Church 

of Uolden, Mass., 1743-1822, 274, 371 
Barker, Query, 204 
Barnes, Query, 318 

Barre, Baptisms in First Church of, 64 
Belcher Bible Records, 335 
Bennett, Phillips, Mote, 199 
Billings, k^llzabetb, Query, 94 
Biographical Sketches' (see also Memoirs}— 
Cole, Asenath W., 110 
Uerrlck, Lucius Carroll, 216 
Muskett, Catherine Charlotte Dalgalms, 411 
Nourse, Henry Stedman, 217 
Tavlor, Charles James, 411 
Blatchit-y, or Blachley, Thomas, and his De* 

BoeDdants, 357 
Book Notices, 97, 207, 322, 408 
Book Notices — 

Address of Albert J. Beveridge, United 
dtHtes Senator from Indiana, at the Dedi- 
cation of Indiana's Monuments on the 
Battlefield of Sbiloh, Tennessee, April 0, 
lyoTi, 102 
Addre$«e9 at the Dedication of Hubbard 
Hall, the Library of BowUoln College, 
June 24, 1903, 107 
Alden's and Shaw's The Descendants of 

I'olly and I<lbenezer Alden, U7 
Auagnoii's The Education of the Blind 

in the United States of Americit, '-V-M 
Anduver Theological Seminary, Necrology, 

iy02-1903, 107 
Annual Proceedings, Pennsylvania Society 
of .^ous of the Kevolutlon, 1^2-1903, 100 
Annual Report of the Conn. Historical So- 
ciety, 215 
AVer's Boston Common in Colonial and 

Proyincial Days, 211 
BatKxick's Babcock Genealogy, 207 
Bailey's Early Connecticut Marriages, 410 
Baker's Massasoii's Town. Sowams in i'o- 

kanoket, 327 
Baker's New Hampshire in the Battle of 

Bunker Hill, 327 
Ballard History, The, 1420-1903, 97 
Barrett's Abraham Lincoln and his Presi- 
dency, 210 
Bartlett's John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., 

and tiis Descendants, 409 
Batcbellor's The Government and Laws of 
N. H., before the Establishment of the 
Province, 1523-1679, 410 

Book Notices— 

Batcbellor's The Ranger Service in the 
Upper Valley of the Connecticut and the 
most northerly Regiment of the N. H. 
Militia, in the Period of the Revolution, 

Bates Genealogy Notes, 97 

Bates's Some Descendants of Gideon Thay- 
er and Sarah Hobart Bates of Braintree, 
Mass., 97 

Baxter's New England, 102 

Beckwith Notes, 408 

Beck with Notes, With Some Account of 
Allied Families, 207 

Bellas's A Brief History of the Flags and 
Banners of the Pennsylvania Society of 
Sons of the Revolution, lOtf 

Bittlnger's Bittlnger and Bedinger Fam- 
ilies, Descendants of Adam BUdinger, 322 

Blandford Monthly, The, Vol. 2, No. 9. Aug. 
1903, 104 

Bolton's Some Descendants of John Moore 
of Sudbury, Mass., 323 

Boogher'a Gleaniugs of Virginia History, 

Book of the Sons of the Revolution in In- 
diana, The, 215 

Brigham's Bibliography of Rhode Island 
History, 411 

Brigham's Seventeenth Century Place- 
Names of Providence Plantations, 411 

Butterfleld's A Biographical Memorial of 
General Daniel Butterfteld, 400 

Calendar of John Paul Jones Manuscripts 
in the Library of Congres^s, 107 

Cary's The John Cary Descendants, 98 

Catalogue ol Oberlin College for the year 
lUu2-o3. With Announcements of Courses 
to be offered for the year 100:i-04. 108 

Cates's Tlie Cate-Cates Family of New Eng- 
land, :i22 

Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of 
the American Congregational Associa- 
tion in Tremont Temple, Boston, Mon- 
day, May Twenty-tifth, MCMIII, 10« 

Chamberlain Association of America, The 
Report of Meeting, Boston, Mass., 1002, 98 

Chamberlain's Third Annual K«portof the 
Genealogical Bureau of the Chamberlain 
Association, 08 

Chaudler, John M. An Appreciation and 
a Memoir, 106 

Chase's Chase Chart, 408 [327 

Chicago Historical Society, Annual Report, 

Cincinnati Memorial Hall and Military 
Museum, Exeter, N. H., 105 

Clark's Historical Address given at the 
Seveuty.fiflh Anniversary of the Organi- 
zation of the Grafton County Conference 
of Cbngrof^ational Churches, Bath.N. H., 
May 20, 1003, 105 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notices— 

Clarke'i In Memory of WiUlam MUIet 
Huntinrton, M.D., 324 

Clarke's Liat of Publications of the Amer- 
ican lliatorical Assodadon, 18ti5-19(tt, 104 

Class of Sixty-Tliree. Williams College, 
1863-11)03, 106 

Codman's Arnold's Expedition to Qacbeo, 

Combattants Franfals de la Guerre Am^r- 
icaine, Les, 177^-1783. Litites stabiles 
d'apr^s les documents autheutiques dtf- 
pof<£8 aux Archives Nationaleit et aux 
Archives du mlnlst^re de la Guerre, 103 

Cone's Some account of the Cone Family in 
America, 207 

Congdon's Waterman, Illinois, Year Book, 

Congregational Year-Book, The, 1903, 109 

Conover's Concerning the Forefathers— 
A Memoir of Two Pioneers, Col. Robert 
Patterson and Col. John Johnson, 107 

Conntituiion and By-Laws, Officers and 
Members of the Ohio Society of New York, 

Conntitution, Organization and 3Iembers 
Present and Pa«t of the Commercial Club 
of Boston, .325 

Contributions to the Old Residents' His- 
torical Association, Lowell, Mass., Vol. 
▼i. No. 4, 3:6 

Coriter's Genealogy of the Corser Family in 
America, 98 

Courtenay's, The Moultrie-Montngue Let- 
ters, 1781,411 

Cox's New Eni^Iand Cox Families, 99, 207 

Cressey's Semi-Centennial of the Baptist 
Church, Weymouth, Mass., 1854-1904,213 

Currau'it Memorial, James Ellison, 1778- 
1820, 324 

Curtiss's A Genealogy of the Curtiss Fam- 
ily, 99 

Cutter's and Loring's The Brooks Family 
of Woburn, Mass., 322 

Fiiirman Rogers, 183:i-1900, 325 

Daniels's Descendants of Henry Travers of 
London, England, and Newbury, 3ias8a- 
chusetts, U. S. A., 101 

Davis's New Hampshire Notes, 214 

Davis's The Fund at Boston in Mew Eng- 
land, 212 

Davis's The Old Records of the Town of 
Fitch burg, Mass., 212 

Davis's The i'rospectus of Black well's 
Bank, 1687, 328 

Day's The iiescendants of Anthony Day, 
of Gloucester, Mass., 1615, 99 

Dean's Genealogy of the Dean Family, 
descended from Ezra I>ean, of i'lainHeld, 
Conn., and Cranston. R. L, 99 

Dean's Genealogy of tl»e Tripp Family, de- 
scended from Isaac Tripp of Warwick, 
R. I., and Wiikes-Barre, Pa., 101 

Dean's History of the William Dean 
Family of Cornwall, Conn., and Cautield, 
Ohio, 208 

Decennial Register of the Society Sons of 
the Revolution in the State of California, 

Derby's Derby Genealogy. A Record of the 
Descendants of John Darby of Marble- 
head, Mass., 208 

Doilge's LHxlge Genealogy, Descendants of 
Tristram Dodge, 322 

Dow's 'I'lie liecords of the Salem Conunon- 
crs, 103 

Drummond's Joshua Bean of Exeter. 
Brentwood, and Gilmanton, N. U., and 
some of his Descendants, 97 

Dudley's Historical Sketch of Newiugton, 
N. liM410 

EUwood's Public and Private Charity in 
England. (The University of Missouri 
Stadics), 210 

Book Notices— 

Elwang's The Negroes of Colombia, Mis- 
souri, 411 

Elwell's A Story of Byfield. A New Eng- 
land Parish, 212 

Ewer's The Third Mass. Cavalry in the 
War for the Union, 214 

Farwell's Shaw Records. A Memorial of 
Roger Shaw, 409 

Fayerbanke Historical, Ye, Vol. I, No. 1, 

Ferris's Papers of the Historical Society of 
Delaware, 106 

Fewkes's Fine Thread, Lace and Hosiery 
in Ipswich, 410 

First Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Volun- 
teer Militia, Col. Robert Cowdin Com- 
manding, 410 

First Reunion of the Chase-Chace Family 
Association, Thursday, Aug. 30, 1900, at 
Newburyport, Mass., 98 

Folsom's Orderly Book Kept by Jeremiah 
Fogg, Adjutant Col. Enoch Poor's Sec- 
ond N. H. Regiment, 210 

Forsyth De l<'ronsac's Memorial of the 
Family of Forsyth de Fronsac, 208 

Founders, Fathers and Patriots of Middle- 
town Upper Houses, since 1851, Crom- 
well. Conn., 209 

Franklin and Marshall Alumni Associa- 
tion, The, 107 

Franklin and Marshall College. Catalogue 
of Officers and Students, 215 

Franklin and Marshall College Obituary 
Record. No. 7, Vol. II.— I'art 3, 108 

Fruthingliam's Brooke Herford. 324 

Gay's An Historical Address aeiivered at 
the Annual Meeting of the Village Li- 
brary Company of Farmington, Conn., 
Sept. 9, liKKI, 104 

Genealogical Bulletin, Vol. 1, Nos. 1-4, 102 

Vol. 1, Nos. 12, 13, 

16, 17, 18, 324 
Vol. 1, No. 21,410 

General Catalogue of the Officers and Stu- 
dents of the Pliillips Exeter Academy, 
1783-1903, 108 

Coding's Ancestry of Lydia Mehitable 
Chandler, 4o8 

Gould's John Adams and Daniel Webster 
as Schoolmasters, 324 

Grand Chapter of Maine, Vol. xi. Part 11, 
1903. The Seventy-eighth Annual Con- 
vocation held at Portland, May 5, 6. 1903, 

Grand Council of Maine, Vol. v. Part viii, 

Grant's Report of tlie Third Reunion of 
the Grant Family Association at East 
Windsor Hill, and Hartford, Conn., 322 

Griffin's The American Catholic Histori- 
cal Researches, 410 

Grip's Seneca Falls, N. Y., and Vicinity, 

Handy's Some Descendants of Samuel 
Blake and Susan Bates of Arlington, 
Mass., 97 

Harris's John Harris, 1770-1845, East Ma- 
chlas, Maine. 208 

Hurt's i'aui Revere's Portrait of Wash- 
ington, 328 

Harvard College, Class of 1878. Secretary's 
iteport. No. V, 327 

Hayes's The Diocese of Western N. Y., 

Haywood's Gov. William Tryon, and bis 
Administration, in the Province of North 
Carolina, 1706-1771, 211 

Hepburn's History of Coinage and Cur- 
rency in the United States,«and the Pe- 
rennial Contest for Sound Money, 109 

Herrick's William Walter Phelps. His 
Life and PubUo Senrioes, 324 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Votlees— 

Hill's Family Genetlogical and Historical 

Association. Ninth Annual Report, 99 

Historical and Scientific Society of Mani' 

toba, The. Annaal Report for the year 


Historical and Scientific Society of Mani* 

toba. Feb. 10, 1903. 108 
Historical Sketch of the Masnachusetts 
Baptiot Missionary Society and Conven* 
Uon, 1802-1802, 109 
Hooper's and Uowland's Old Home Day 
and One Hundred and Fiftieth Anni- 
rersary. Addresses delivered in Wal- 
pole, N. H., IM 

Herd's Thomas Hord, Gentleman, Born in 
England, 1701, Died in VirKlnia, 1766, 99 
Howard's The Howard Genealogy, 409 

Hoyt's The Old Families of Salisbury and 
Amesbary, Mass., !)26 

Hyde Park HUtorioal Record, Vol. iU, No. 
1, 325 

Jabez Bollard, 207 

Johnoon's An American Pilgrimage to a 
Quaker Shrine and a Prowl in the Fleet, 

Johnson's Old Connecticut Town of West- 
moreland in Pennsylvania, 213 

Journal of the One Hundred and Eigh- 
teenth Annual Meeting of the Conven- 
tion of the Diocese of Massachusetts, May 
13 and 14, A.D. 1903, 106 

Jolien's A Preliminary Statement of the 
Cantine Genealogy, or the Descendants 
in America of the Huguenot Refugee, 
Moses Cantine. 98 

King's Annals of Oxford, Maine, from 1829 
to 1^^. Prefaced by a brief account of 
the Settlement of Hebron and Oxford, 

King's Life and Labors of Rev. Stephen 
Gano, M.D., Pastor of the First Baptint 
Church, Providence, R. I., from 1792 to 

Lamb's Genealogical Sketch of some of the 
Descendants of Robert Savory, of New- 
bury, 1666, 323 

Lamb*!* Geuealogical Sketch of the Lamb 
Family, 209 

Lane'« Library of Harvard University Bi- 
bliugrHpliical Contributions, 107 

Lawrt-nce Academy, Grotou, Muss., 108 

Lavrreuc<:'8 The DescendaDts of Major 
^^arlluel Lawrence, of Groton, Ma^s., 6'ZH 

LawsoD'8 Family Genealogy, 207 

Leach's Chronicle of the Yerkes Family, 
with Soies on the Leech and Uutter Fam- 
ilies 409 

Leach's History of the Penrose Family of 
Philadelpliia, 209 

I,eaven»'{ii The Leavens Name, Including 
Levings, 323 

Leavitt's Morse Genealogy, Comprising the 
Desict-ndants of Samuel, Anthony, Wil- 
liam, and Joseph Moree and John Morse, 

Litchiielcrs The Litchfield Family in Amer- 
ica, I'art One, No. 3, 99 

Littlefiel(J'« Early Schools and SchoolBooks 
of New England, 327 

Loring's and Cutter's Samuel Walker of 
Wohurn, Mass., and some of his Descen- 
dants, 101 

Mabie's The Genius of the Cosmopolitan 
City, 326 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the 
Revolutionary War, Vol. xi, 103 

Massachusetts Towns, Vital Records of— 
Arlington, .325 
Belli nghara, 409 
Chilmark, 325 
Gill, 213 

Great Harrington, 213 
Holden, 213 
Manchester, 213 

Book Notices- 
Massachusetts Towns, Vital Records of— 

Marblehead, 325 

Middleton, 325 

New Brain tree, 213 

Petersham, 325 

Shrewsbury, 325 

Topsfleld, 101 

Upton, 325 

waltham, 325 

Wa.*thlngton, 213 
May's Historical Sketch, and Matters per- 
taining to the King's Chapel Burying 

Ground, 104 
McAlleer's The Province of Quebec, its 

History and its People, 215 
Memorial of Clark Fisher who departed 

this life at "Whitehall." Flushing, LK>ng 

Island, on Dec. 31st, lv03, 324 
Memorial Records, Society of Colonial 

Wars in the State of CaUfornia, 108 
Merrill's The American Ancestors of 

George W. Merrill of Saginaw, Mich- 

igan, 209 

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the 

U. S., 216 
Miller's New York Considered and Im- 
proved, 1695, 102 
Minutes of the General Conference of the 
Congregational Churches in Maine, Vol. 
II, No. 4, 215 

Missouri Society, 1904. Prize Medal Essay 
Contest by the High School Scholars and 
Schools of Equal Grade of the State of 
Missouri, 328 

Mooar's The Cummings Memorial, 207 

Morrill's American Ancestry of Benjamin 
Morrill and his wife Miriam Peck-Mor- 
rill of Salisbury, Mass., and their De- 
scendants to 1901, 100 

Morse's Morse Genealogy, comprising the 
Descendants of Samuel, Anthony, Wil- 
liam, and Joseph and John Morse, 323 

Mowry»s The First American Public 
School, 212 

Nelson's New Jersey Archives, Vol. xxli, 

Newcomb's The Handbook of Boston, 
[ England] , IW 

New llaveu Colony Historical Society, 
The. :vZfi 

Nichols's Christ Church Bells, Boston, 
Mass., 211 

Noble's A Few Notes on the Shays Rebel- 
lion, 215 

Noble's A Glance at Suicide as dealt with 
in the Colony and in the Province of 
MasM. Bay, 2i4 

Noyes's A Memorinl History of Hamp- 
stead, N. II., Congrejjationttl Church, 
1752-1902. Vol. 11. Appendix to Vol. 1. 

Officers and Members of Boston Comman- 
dery of Ivnights Templars, Jan. 1, 1003, 

Official Records of the Union and Confed- 
erate Navy in the War of the liebelliou, 

Old School Boys of Boston, The, Organized 
iNsO, 2U 

One hundredth Anniversary of the Town 
of Junius. [N. Y.] 180:i-llH)3, 3J6 

Ontario Hi-torical Society, Vol. V, :i28 

raokard's Recollections of a Long Life, 107 

I'addock's (.Genealogical Record, :ui 

Paige's (^uinabaug Historical Leaflets, 
Vol. 1, No. 11,09 

Papers and Addresses of the Society of 
Colonial Wars in the State of Connecti- 
cut, 327 

Pardo (le Tavera's Biblioteca Filipenn, 328 

Parshall's The History of the Parshall 
Family, 100 

Partridge's Partridge Genealogy, 209 

Peabody Education Fund, 328 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notices- 
Pease's Notes on the Old Colony Cox Fam' 
Hies, 207 

Peters's Peters of New England, 100 

Philadelphia National Bank, The. A Cen- 
tury's Record. 1803-1903, 103 

Potter's Descriptive and Historical Notes 
on the Library of Harvard University, 
No. 65, 107 

Prescott's Bloant and Blunt, 97 

Proceedings and Addresses at the Trien* 
nial Keuuion of the Alumni of McCoUum 
Institute. Old Home Week Exercises. 
And the One Hundredth Anniversary of 
the Incorporation of the Town of Mt. 
Vernon, N. H.. 216 

Proceedings and Memorial of a Conference 
ot Confederate Roster Commispiuners at 
AtlantH,*Georgia, July 20-21, 1903, Wi 

Proceedings of the Bostoniau Society at 
the Annual Meeting, Jan. 12, 19(4, 327 

Proceedings of the Fifth Ohio btate Con- 
ference wf the Daughters of the American 
Revolution, held at the Collingwood, To- 
ledo, 216 

Proceedings of the John Bean (1660^ As- 
sociation at its Annual Reunion, at 
HuverliiU, Aug. 29, 19C2, 97 

Proceedings of ihe Masons of Massachu- 
setts. With the Lodges of Europe and 
America, 109 

Proceedings of the New York State Uis- 
torical Association, 103 

Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Meeting 
of the Hills Family Uenealogical and 
Hiotoricul Assuciatiou, Boston, 3Iuss., 99 

Program and beiectious lor Celebrations 
of the Anniversary of the Day on which 
Alabama was admitted to the Union. 
Dec. 14, 1V03, 213 

I'ublicuiious of the Genealogical Society of 
Pennsylvania, Vol. ii, No. 3, June, 1903, 

Publications of the Ipswich Historical So- 
ciety, 410 

I'ublications of the Sharon Historical So- 
ciety of Sharon, Mass., So. 1, 326 

Reading's William Bowue of Yorkshire, 
Eugluud, and his Descendants, 97 

Record ot the Military Service of First 
Lieutenant and Brevet Capt. Robert 
Goldthwuite Carter, U. S. A., :u-k 

Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers hired 
in Lake County, Ohio, with a partial list 
of those in Geauga County, and a mem- 
bership roll of New Connecticut Chapter 
Daughters of the American Revolution, 

Records of the Court of New Castle on 
Delaware, 410 

Register of the Society of Colonial Wars 
iu the State of Mii«souri, 216 

Regihter ot the Sous ol the American Itevo- 
lutiou in the State of Mi»i«ouri, 21o 

Rt-port of the Proceedings of the W) oming 
Coinmemoraiive Assotiation, on the oc- 
ta^i('n ot the 126th Anniversary ol the 
Battle and Massacre of Wyoming, 19o;i, 

Reunion of the 4th District School, Box- 
lord, Ma?8., Wed., July lith, 19o:{, .-/ii 

Richaidnoii's and Morpe's Writings on 
American Hl^tory, 1902, 410 

Ritchie's Libiary of Congress. A IJ^t of 

" Liucoluiana iu the library of Congress, 

Roberts's A Sketch of the Life of George 
Roberts who fought under PaulJoneo, 409 

R(,binsou's A Historical .*^ketch of the 
Kobinson Family in the i^iue ol Ebenezer 
Robinson, 100 

Rodman's Eltweed Pomeroy of Dorches- 
ter, Mans., anu Windsor, Conn., and Four 
Generations of his Descendants, 100 

Book Notices— 

Rosengarten's Some New Franklin Papers, 

Rosengarten's The Earl of Crawford's MS. 
History in the Library of the American 
Philosophical Society, 327 

Rosengarten's The " Franklin Papers ** in 
the American Philosophical Society, 106 

Ross's Letters of a Pioneer, 108 

Rowell's Russell Smith Taft, LL.D. A 
Sketch read before the Vermont Bar As- 
sociation, Oct., 1902, 107 

Russeirs Memoir of Charles H. Rassell, 
1796-1884, 211 

Sanborn's Gen. John Glover and his Mar- 
blehead Regiment in the Revolutionary 
War, 324 

Sanborn's Mf^or Brian Pendleton in New 
Hampshire and Maine, 107 

Sanborn's President Langdon of Harvard 
College, 324 

Sanborn's The Cate-Cates Family of New 
England, 322 

Scherinerhorn's Genealogy of a part of 
the Third Branch of the Schermerhorn 
Family in the United SUtes, 209 

School Gardens in Boston, 1903. Prepared 
by the Committee on Education and 
Agriculture. Twentieth Century Ciub,|110 

Second and Third lieunions of the Chase 
Family Association, 98 

Shauibaugh's The Messages and Procla- 
mations of the Governors of Iowa, 110» 

Sharpe's The Sharps of Chester County, 
Pennsylvania, ana Abstracts of Records 
in Great Britain, 100 

Shaw's and Alden's The Descendants of 
Polly and Ebenezer Alden, 97 

Shepard's Supplement to the History of 
the Yale Class ol 1873, 411 

Sherman's The O'Uriens of Machias, Me., 
Patriots of the American Revolution, 323 

Sinnett's Historic Lebanon. Lebanon, 
Maine, and the Grand Work of its Con- 
gregational Church in One Hundred and 
llurty-eight Years, 106 

Site and Relic Society of Germantown, 325 

Slafter's Landing of the Hessians, 1776,320 

Smith's Arnold's March from Cambridge 
to Quebec, 102 

Smith's Asahel Smith of Topsfield, Mass., 
with some account of the Smith Family, 

Smith's Historic Book, The; 213 

Sinitii's Memoir of William Sumner Apple- 
ton, 210 

Society of Colonial Wars in the Common- 
weulth ot Massachusetts, 411 

Some Letters of Franklin's Correspon- 
dents, 106 

Speed's Who Fought the Battle. Strength 
of the Union and Confederate Forces 
Compared, 327 

Sprague's AStory of a New England Town, 

Sprague's The Gorham Family in Con- 
necticut aud Vermont, 99 

Starr's The Eells Family of Dorchester, 
Must*., 208 

Stewurt'f* Official Records of the Union 
and Confederate Navies in the War of 
the R. bellion, :J27 

Stockwell's Descendants of Francis Le 
Baron of Plyiuoutli, Mass., 209 

Sturais's A Sketch of the Chandler Family 
in Worcester, Mass., 98 

Suflblk Deed.*'. Liber xiii., 212 

Swan'^ Mxteenth Report of the Custody 
and Condition of the Public Records of 
Parishes, Towns, and Counties, 328 

Swift's and Cleveland's Records of the 
Town of lisbury. Mass., 100 

Taylor's History or John Taylor of Uadley, 

Index of Subjects. 

Book Notices— 

TbiUy*8 The XJnlTenltj of MiMonri Stodies, 
Vol. U,No.2,21« 

TbiUy*0 the UniTenlty of Misaonri Stndies, 
Vol. U, No. 3, 410 

Tnuisaetions of the Hoguenot Society of 
8oath Carolina, 108 

Transactions of the Literary and Historical 
Society, The, 1900-1902, 190:^1903, 109 

Trask's and Fairbanks^s Capt WiUiam 
Trask and Some of his Descendants, 209 

Treman's and Pooles' The History of the 
Treman, Tremaine, Truman Family in 
America, with the Related Families of 
Mack, Dey, Board and Ayers, 101 

Tucker's A Paper read at the 226th Annl- 
▼ersanr of the Formation of the Milton 
Church, 212 

Tucker's The Munroe Doctrine, 110 

Two Hundred and Sixty Fifth Annual Rec- 
ord of the Ancient and Honorable Artil- 
lery Company of Massachusetts, The, 
1902-1903. Sermon by Rey. W. H. Ryder, 
D.D., of Gloucester, 108 

University of North Carolina, The James 
Sprunt Historical Monograph, No. 4, 328 

Usher's A Biographical Sketch of Hannah 
Lane Usher of Buxton, and Hollis, 
Maine, 211 

Vanderpool's Chronldes of a Pioneer 
School, flrom 1792 to 18^i3, being the His- 
tory of Miss Sarah Pierce and her Litch- 
field School, 210 

Versicas's More Gathered Autumn Leaves, 

Viul Records of Arlington, Mass., to the 
year lb60, 325 

Vital Records of Bellingham, Mass., to the 
year 1650, 409 

vital Records of Chilmark, to the year 1850, 

Vital Records of GUI, to the year 1850, 213 

Vital Itecords of Great Barrington, Massa- 
chusetts, to the Year 1850, 213 

Vital Records of Holden, Mass., to the end 
of the year 1M9, 213 

Vital Records of Manchester, Masjsachu- 
sett«, to the eud of the year 1819, 213 

Vital Records of Marblehead, Ma»s., to the 
end ol the year 1849, Vol. i, :{25 

Vit2il Records of Middleton, Mass., to the 
end of the year IMV. Volume i, 3:*6 

Vital Kecordtt of New liraiutree, Mutisachu- 
fictts, to the Year 186u, 2l.i 

Vital Records of Petersham, Mass., to the 
eud of the year 1849, 3:^5 

Vital Kecord-"* of Shrewsbury, Mass., to the 
end ol the year ls4J, ^25 

Vital Records ol Topstield, Massachusetts, 
to the end of the year 1M9, lul 

Vital Records of Upton, Mass., to the end 
of the year 1849, 3^ 

Vital Records of Walthara, Mass., to the 
year 1^50, 325 

Vital Records of Washington, Massachu- 
sells, to the year 1»J0, 21.J 

Volume of liecords relating to the Early 
History of Boston, coutaiiiing Boatou 
Marriages from 1762 to 1&09, 104 

Volume of Records, A, relating to the Eiifrly 
History of Boston, containing Boston 
Iowa Kecords, 17b4-17lMi, -^1:^ 

Volume relating to tlic Early History of 
Bo.-ton, coutaiuiug the A spin wall Nota- 
rial Record* irom 1044 to Hiol, 320 

Walker's The New Uampshiie Covenant 
of 1774, 102 

Waters's Ipswich Mills and Factories, 410 

"Waters's l^ublications of the Ipswich His- 
torical f<ociety, xi, 105 

Wellniau's The Origin and Early History 
of the Eliot Church in 2>jewton, Mass., 

WellM-Cushing's Genealogy of the Wells 
Family and Families Relaled, 101 

Book Notices- 
Wheat's Wheat Genealogy, Vol. 1, 210 
Whipple's The Story of the Wtiite House, 

and its Home Life, 104 
Whites's White Family Quarterly, 102 
White's Wldle Family Quarterly, Vol. 4, 

No. 4, 210 
WhRUesey's Historical Sketch of Joseph 

Spencer, 410 
Wight's Genealoffy of the Ciaflin Family. 
Being a Reoora of Robert Macklothlan 
of Wenbam, Mass., and of his Descen- 
dants, 98 
Williamson's Memoir of Joseph William- 
ton, 107 
Willis's Old Eliot, Vol. vi, Nos. 1, 3, 212 
Wynkoop's Wynkoop Genealogy in the 
United States of America, 323 
Boston Families, Four, 305 
Bottom, Query, 317 
Bridge, Abigail, Query, 94 
Brinsmaid, Mary, Query, 94 
Brooks Family of Woburn, Mass., The, 48, 125 
brooks Family of Woburn, Note, 316 
Broughton, Query, 204 
Brown, Query, 204 
Brownell, Note, 317 
Bulkeley, Note, 201 
Burroughs, Hannah, Query, 94 

Caldwell, Charles, of Guilford, Conn., and His 

Descendants, 35 
Chase Bible Records, 38 
Christ Church Bells, Boston, Mass., 63 
Church Records of Hawke, N. U., 41, 121 
Clarke, Richard, of Rowley, Mass., Descend- 
ants of, 267 
Connecticut Gravestone Inscriptions, Note, 405 
Contributors and Contributions to Yolume 
Ballou, Hosea Starr. 

Newton Talbot, 329 
Bartlett, J. Gardner. 

Johu Hill of Dorchester, Mass., and His 
Descendants, 157, 237 
Bolton, Ethel Stan wood. 

bome Descendants of John Moore of Sud- 
bury, Mass., 17(5 
Cotton, Frank Ethridge. 

The Cotton Family of Portsmouth, N. H., 
294, :«7 
Cutter, William R. 

The Bruoks Family of Woburn, Mass., 
46, 125 
Dary, Ueorge Allen. 

boKliers in the French and Indian War, 
17i>5(, 141 
Dudley, Myron Samuel. 
Historical Sketch of Xewington, N. H., 
171.t-lslo, 247 
Fowler, .Mrs. Henry Eliot. 
Records* of the Fourth Church in Guilford, 
Cuun., 1743-17b8, 299, 3(i0 
Gordon, George A. 

Proceedings of the New-England Historic 
Genealogical Society, 90, IUn, 314 
Gray, G. Arthur. 

George Holmes of Roxbury, Mass., and 
Some of His Descenduutci, 21, 143, 204 
Hammond, F. S. 

A Li-t of Revolutionary Soldiers, 2:{5 
Hammond, Otis G. 

Chtise Uible Records, 38 
llodge,^, Almoii l>auforth, Jr. 

•John Joseph May, HI 
Hoyt, David Webster. 

Ilawke (now Danville), N. H., Church 
Kecords ivept By Rev. John I'age, 41, 
King, Cameron II. 

Kn;:li >h Records of the King Family of 
StiHIeld, Conn., 347 
Kingsbury, Mabel Hope. 

An Account of Marriages by Rev. Joaiah 
Badcock, Andover, N. H., 1782-18.i8, 16 

Index of Subjects. 

Contribntort and Contiibation*— 
Lane, John W. 

Deaths in Hampton, N. H., 1727-1736, 29, 
Lea, J. Henry. 

Genealogical Gleanings Among the Eng- 
lish ArchWes, 311, SM 
Besearch in England, 184, 286, 340 
Litohtield, Wilford Jacob. 

Eecords of the Second Chnroh of Sdtnate, 
Now the First UniUrian Church of 
Norwell. Mass., 82, 168, 260, 387 
Loring, Arthur G. 

The Brooks Family of Wobum, Mass., 
Marrin, William Theophllns Rogers. 

William Sumner Appleton, 219 
Matthews, Albert. 

John Tyler Hassam, 11 
Nichols, Arthur H. 

ChrlKt Church Bells, Boston, Mass., 63 
The Early Bells of Paul Bevere, 151 
Peck, Thomas Bellows. 

Desceudants of Richard Clarke of Row- 
ley, Mass., in the Line of Timothy 
Clark of Rockingham, Vt., 267 
Read, Charles F. 

Belcher Bible Records, 335 
Rice, FrankUn P. 

Baptiitms from the Records of the First 
Chureh of Barre, Mass., 1767-1831, the 
Birtiis not Being on Town Records, 54 
Baptisms from the Records of the First 
Church of Holdcn, Mass., 174.V1822, 
the Births not being on Town Records, 
274, 371 
Basseil, ISarrett Beard. 

The Descendants of John Bossell of 
Dartmouth, Mass., 364 
Sanboru, Victur Chanulng. 

Four Boston Families, Holbrook, Yen- 
dell, Vail, Whitman, 305 
Sohermerhorn, Louis Y. 

Uears.ey Bible Records, 116 
Shepard, James. 

William Luddington of Maiden, Mass., 
and t^uKt Uaveu, Conn., and ills De- 
sceudmitK, 72 
Sherburne, tklwurd Raymond. 

Ueur> >lK'rburne of Portsmouth, N. U., 

and Some of His Descendanti*, 227 
John Sherburne of Portttmouth, N. U., 
aud Sume of His Desceuduutit, 391 
Smyth, Kalph D. 

Charlt'S Caldwell of Guilford, Conn., and 

liis Di'sciMidauts, 30 
Edwurd Frisbie ot Branford, Conn., and 

His i>e^c•;ndants, 178 
John ilu ■gkmofGuilford,Conn.,andHis 

De^ctndaiits, 281 
Samuel Hodgkins, or llotchkiss, of New 
lluviii, Conn., and His Descendants, 


Ttiomus Blatchley, or Blachley, nnd His 
DehceuduutM, 357 

ThouiHS Wright, and Benjamin Wright, 
ul Guillord, Conn., and Some Descend- 
ants. ^9 
Steiner, Bernard C. 

ChurleM Cuidwell of Guilford, Conn., and 
II1« Df Hciudants, 36 

Edward Frisbie of Bradford, Conn., and 
II in Descendants, 178 

John Hodgkin of Guilford, Cann., and 
lli.s De»c« udants, 281 

Samuel Hodgkins, or Hotchkiss, of New 
Haven, Conn., and His Descendant:*, 

Thomn.M Hlatchley, or Blachley, and His 
l>et4cendant!«, 357 

Thoniux Wriffhl and Benjamin Wright of 
Guilford, Conn., and Some Descend- 
ants, 39 

Contribntors and Contribntions— 
Talcott, Mary Kingsbnry. 

Records of the Church In Ternon, Conn., 
1762-1824, 193, 400 
ToplifT, George Francis. 

The Descendants of Clement TopliiT of 
Dorchester, Mass., 117 
Woods, Henry Ernest. 

Some Descendants of Digory Sargent of 
Boston and Worcester, Mass., 377 
Cotton Family of PortsnM>uth, N. H., The, 

Crombie, Query, 205 

Daniels, Query, 318 
Deaths In Hampton, N. H., 29, 136 
Descendants of Charles Caldwell, 36 
Descendants of Clement Topliff, of Dorchester, 

Mass., The, 117 
Descendants of Edward Frisble of Branford, 

Conn., 178 
Descendants of Georg« Holmes, 21, 143, 264 
Descendants of Henry Sherburne, 227 
Descendants of John Hill of Dorchester, Mass., 

and His Dei>cendants, 157, 237 
Descendants of John Hodgkin of Guilford, 

Conn., 281 
Deitcendants of John Rnssell of Dartmouth, 

Mass., :)64 
Descendants of John Shurbume, 391 
Descendants of Richard Clarke of Rowley, 

Mass., in the Line of Timothy Chirk of Rock- 
ingham, Vt., 207 
Descendants of Samuel Hodgkins or Hotchkiss, 

of New Haven, Conn., 283 
Descendants of Thomas and Beqjamin Wright, 

Dencendants of Thomas Blatchley or Blachley, 

Descendants of William Luddington, 72 
Devonshire Church Notes. Note, 93 
Dewing, Smith. Note, 199 
Dorchester Petition, A, Note, 404 
Dupee-Poilard, Query, 319 

I*:arly Bells of Paul Revere, The, 151 
Edwards, Rev. Jonathan. 

English Ancestry of, Note, 202 
Elliot. Note, 316 
English Ancestry of Bast, Jonathan Edwards, 

Note, 202 
EngliAhOdell, Query, 319 
English Records of the King Family of Suffleld, 

Conn., 347 
Errata, llu, cxIt, 218, 3J8, 412 
Extracts from a List of Graduates of St. An- 

drewi«, l»u7, Note, 400 
Extracts from a List of the Royal College of 

Piiysiclans of Edinburgh, 1800, Note, 406 
Extracts From Ciiancery Bills and Answers, 

Note, 406 

First Church of Holden, Mass., Baptisms of, 274 

Urtcher, V^uery, 318 

Foxter, Brown, Stone, Note, 310 

Four Boston Families, 305 

French and Indian War, 1758, Soldiers in, 141 

FriKbie, Edward of Branford, Cenn., and His 

DehCendauts, 178 
Fuller, Query, 94 

Ganiage, Note. 406 

(iardner, Sarah. Query, 94 

Uenealogical Gleauings Among the English 

Archives, 311, 396 
Genealogies — 

Adams, 91, 250 

Alden, 97 

Itadcock, 16 

Hlatchley, :i57 

Brooks, 48, 125, 316 

Caldwell, 'M 

Chatie, 38 

CUrk, 267 

Cotton, 294, 337 

Index of Subjects. 



Danforth, 113 

Dearborn, 96 

Edwardt, 202 

Fr^-nch, «2 

Fri8bie» 178 

Griffith, 381 

Hearaey, 115 

HUl. 167, 237 

Hodgkin, 281 

Hodgkins, 283 

Holbrook, 305 

Holmes. 21, 143, 254 

Hotchkf88, 283 

King, 347 

Lane, 29 

Lathrop, 93 

Laddington, 72 


Needham, 306 

Niehob, 203 


Sanford, 200 

Sargent, 377 

Sherbame, 227, 391 

Speneer, 96 

Talbot, 329 

TopUff, 117 

Towne, 407 

Tail, 310 

Whitman, 310 

Wiggin, 394 

Woodworth, 272 

Wright, 39 

Yendel, 309 
Genealogied in Preparation— 

AndruM, Jones, 96 

Capen, 206 

Cate-Cates, 408 

Cogge«h«ll, 322 

Corbin, 206 

Fowler, 320 

Gridley, 321 

Kilbom. 3:^1 

King, 408 

Lasher, i>6, 321 

Lvon, 'MfS 

Shethar, 96 

Stow, ; ^^ 


Van Deusen, 206 

Van Horn, Van Home, 96 

Walker, M22 

Wetlge, 96 

Woodward, 206 

Wright, 206 
Gibbs, (^utry, 93 
Gosnold— Bacon, Note, 199 
Gott, Query, 204 
Gould, Quenr, 2a3 

Gravestone Inscriptions, Connecticut, Note, 406 
Gravestone Kecorda to 1850, Medfleld, Mass., 343 
Guilford, Conn., Records of the Fourth Church 

in. ir4:i-17tw, 299, 360 
Gutiirie, Query, 318 

Hall, Querv, 2M 

Hampton, N. U., Deaths in, 29, 136 

Uance, Query, 94 

liartKou, Query, 318 

Uas^am, John Tyler, 11 

Hawke (Danville) N. H. Church Records, Kept 
by Uev. Johu I*age, 41, 121 

Hearsey Bible Records, 115 

Hill, John, of Dorchester, Mass., and His De- 
6ceuduut:>, 157, 2;J7 

Hhitorical intelligence- 
American Royalists, 95 
Braintree Church Records, 96 
Brewster Genealogy, 95 
Connecticut isettlers, 407 
Dearborn Genealogy, 96 
l>evon and Comwali Records, 407 
Emigrant Ministers, 408 

Historical Intelligence— 

EngUsh Records of Early Friends, 320 

Fowler Family History, 320 

Gridley Genealogy, 321 

Qoilford, Conn., Families, 205 

Hathaway Genealogy, 206 

History of Bootbbay and Southport, Me., 

Kilbum Family Memorial, 321 
Kingsbnry Genealogy, 206 
Lasher Genealogy, 321 
Matson Genealogy, 205 [320 

Records of the First Church of Cambridge, 
St. Memin Portraits, 319 
Spencer Family, 96 
Tuttle Genealogy, 205 
Historical Sketch of Newington, N. H., 1713- 

1810, 247 
Hobbv, Query, 317 
Hodgkin, John, of Guilford, Conn., and Ills 

Deticendants, 281 
Hodgkins, or Hotchkiss, Samuel of New Haven, 

Conn., and tiis Descendants, 283 
Hoiden, Mass., 174.3-1822, Baptisms fVom the 

Records of the First Church of, 371 
Holmes, George of Roxbury. Mass., and Some 

of His l^escendanta, 21, 143, 254 
Holmes, Query, 317 


Appieton, William Samner, 219 

Clark, Richard, 268, 269 
Timothy, 273 

Hassam, John Tyler, 11 

May, John Joseph, HI 
Christ Church Belfry, Boston, Mass., 63 
First Church, Roxbury, Mass., 154 
Floor Plan of Meeting-house, Newington, N. 

U., 253 
King's Chapel, Boston, Mass., 155 
Portrait : 

Appieton, William Sumner, 219 

Hassam, John Tyler, U 

May, John Joseph, 111 

Talbot, Newton, 329 
Revere'a Method of Bell Hanging, 154 
Second Church, Hanover .Street, Boston, 

Madd., 154 
Title page of Abiah Holbrook's Knot- work 

iiook, 3u5 
Trent Memorial Brass in Pitmluster Church, 

England, 315 

Jones, Query, 318 
Jordan, Query, 318 

King Family of Suffleld, Conn., English Reo- 

ordw of the, :i47 
Kittelle, Query, 318 
Kuapp, Query, 94, 317 
Knight, Query, 94 

Lathrop, Query, 93 

Lea's Genealogical Gleanings Among the 
English Archives. (See also Wills, Admin- 
istrations and Abstracts.)— 
iiarrinfftou, sir Thomas (15S1), 390 
Cio»en»ni, Thomas (1464-5), .{'.»» 
Gosnalle, Robert (iGrt6),:j9b 
Gosnall, Mary (16ii9), 3y7 
I'eter (10-^9), 397 
Robert (1602), 398 
Gosnold, Anne (157t{), 311 

Richard (1616), 397 
Robart (1001], 3'.i7 
GosnoU, Richard (159-^), 397 
Gouldinge, .John (1593), 314 
Rvvett, Christian (1589), 313 
Kevett, Robert (1016), 313 
Thorne, Thomas (1630), 314 
Lee, Query, 318 

Rudhall, Abel, 65 
Fownall, Thomas, 141 


Index of Subjects. 

List of Donors to the Librarj, xl 
List of Keyolationary Soldiers. A, 235 
Loddington, William of Maiden, Mass., and 
East Haven, Conn., and His Descendants, 72 
Lyon, Query, 317 

MacCasland, Query, 204 

Manney, Query, 20i 

Marvin- Bradley, Note, 92 

May, John Joseph, 111 

May, John Joseph, Note, 199 

Meade, Query, 317 

Medfleld, Ma«s.. Gravestone Records to 1860, 343 

Meeker, Query, 318 

Memoirtt uf Deceased Members — 

Abbot, Francis EUinsrwood, ovi 

Adams, Charles Kendall, Ixxviii 

Allen, Stephen Merrill, Ixi 

Appleton, William 8umner, 219 

Attwill, Richard Ingalls, Ixxix 

Belknap, George Eugene, xcii 

Benton, Austin Williams, Ixix 

Blake, John Lauris, Jr., Ixvii 

Bianchard, George Dana Boardman, czi 

Bruoks, Noah, xcix 

Candler, John Wilson, Ixxxix 

Clark, James Wilson, IviU 

Cushing, William Theodore, Ixiv 

Dixon, Benjamin Uomer, Ixv 

Flint, David Boardman, xcvii 

Frottiingham, Thomas Goddard, IxxxiU 

Galloupe, Charles WUUam, dx 

Gay, Albert, Ixxvii 

Gerrish, William, xclv 

Gill, Watson, cviU 

Uale, Josiali Little, cxU 

Barter, David, IxviU 

Hassam, John Tyler, 11 

Henick, Lucius Carroll, 216 

Hoar, John Emory, Ixxiv 

iioyt, Charles Albert, xciv 

Jesup, Henry Griswold, xcv 

Kilburn, ^Jamuel Smith, Ixxxvii 

Lawrence, Joseph Wilson, Ix 

Lecky, William Edward Hartpole, CT 
, Lelaud, Charles Godfrey, xcl 

Manson, Alfred Small, civ 

May, John Joseph, 235 

Morton, John DwigUt, Ixxxii 

Munger, George Gouiidry, Ixiii 

Nourse, Henrv Stedmun, 217 

Page, Mollis Bowman, Ixxii 

ralne, George Taylor, oil 

Piukham, Joseph, Ixxxvi 

Redfleld, John Howard, Ixii 

Talbot, Newton, 3^9 

Thomas, William Appleton, cxl 

Robbins, Isaac Gilbert, cxiii 

Kopes, Joseph Suiiiuel, Ixxxviii 

Sampson, Edwin Holbrook, xcviii 

Sheriuan, William Henry, Ixxx 

Smith, Henry Mitchell, Ixix 

Stevens, Jonathan T>ler, Ixxiii 

Swan, Benjamin Lincoln, Ixvi 

Tuttle, Joseph Farrand, Ixx 

Wallace, liodney, Ixxxlv 

Welclj. William L^wis, Ixxxi 

Wells, Samuel, cii 
Mlghill, Query, 204 

Moore, John, of Sudbury, Mass., Some De- 
scendants of, 176 
Moore. Wiiliston, Query, 319 
Morse, Query, 318 
Mundell- i'rask. Query, 204 
Muster Rolls- 
Godfrey, Richard, 142 

Lamont, capt., 'iiiO 

Warren, capt., 2:i6 

Newlngton, N. H., Historical Sketch of, 247 

Nichols Bible Record, Note, 203 

Nichols, Query, 204, 317 

Norton, Query, 94 

Notes and Queries, 91, 199, 315. 404 

Nurse, Query, 204 

OfBoers and Committees for the Tear 1904, rl 
Officers of the N. £. H. G. Society, y 
Olmstead, Query, 319 

Page, Rev. John, Church Records of Hawke 
(Danville), N. H., kept by, 41, 121 

Partridge, Note, 316 

Perkins, Query, 319 

Potter, Query, 318 

Proceedings of the N. E. H. O. Society, zv, 
90, 198, 314 

Proceedings of the New-Eng. Hist. Gen. So- 
ciety, 19U0, 1901, Note, 317 

Randall, Hathaway, Query, 204 

ReadHalloway, Note, 404 

Records of the Church in Vernon, Conn., 1762- 

1824, 193, 400 
Records of the Fourth Chorch in Guilford, 
• Conn., 1743-1788, 299, 360 
Records of the Second Church of Scituate, now 
the First Unitarian Church of Norwell, 
Mass., 82, 168, 260, 387 
Reed, Alger, Query, 204 

Reports of Committees of the N. £. H. G. So- 
Committee on Collection of Records, xxxiv 
Committee on Consolidated Index, xxxv 
Committee on English Research, xxxi 
Committee on Finance, xxvii 
Committee on Heraldry, xxxii 
Committee on the Library, xxviii 
Committee on Papers and Essays, xxx 
Committee on Publications, xxix 
The Corresponding Secretary, xlvii 
Council, xix 
Historian, liv 
Librarian, xxxvi 
Treasurer, 1 

Trustees of the Kidder Fund, liii 
Research in England, 184, 285, 349 . 
Revere, Paul, TUe Early Bells of, 151 
Revolutionary Soldiers, List of, 235 
Richards, Note, 92 

Russell, John, of Dartmouth, Mass., The De- 
scendants of, :i64 
Russell, Query, 204 

St. Michael's Bells, Note, 199 

Sauford, William, of Rhode Island, Note, 200 

Sargent, Digory, of Boston and Worcester, 

Maiis., Some Descendants of, 377 
Scituate, Records of Second Church, 82, 168, 

260, :^7 
Scott, Query, 406, 407 
Sheldon, Query, 3l7 
Sherburne, Henry, of Portsmouth, N. H., and 

Some of liis Descendants, 227 
Sherburne, John, of Portsmouth, N. H., and 

Some ol His Descendants, 391 
Sheriuan, Query, 93 
Sherwood, v^uerv, 318 
Simmes, Mary, Query, 94 
Smith, Query, 2i>5 
Soldiers m the French and Indian War, 1758, 

Some Descendants of Digory Sargent of Bos- 
ton and Worcester, Mass., 377 
Some Descendants of John Moore of Sudbury, 

Mass., 176 
Stacy-Starr, Adams, Note, 91 
Stanton, Query, 204 
Steele, Query, 318 

Talbot, Newton, 329 

Taylor. Query, 319 

Telft, Query, 93 

Tilton, Reply, 95 

Topliff, Clement, of Dorchester, Mass., De- 

scendanis of, 117 
Towne-l'hilUps. Query, 407 
Treat Memorial Brass in I 

Eug., The, Note, 315 

Underwood, Query, 318 

Pitminster Church, 

Index of iSfubjectt. 


Yernon, Conn., Beoords of the Choroh in, 103, 

Walker, Qaerj, 319 
Warner, Query, 3W 

Washington, General, A Gift to, Query, 06 
WelU. Query, M 
Wheelock, Query, 05 

Wills, Administrations and Abstracts. (See 
also Lea's Gleanings)— 

Brooks, Henry (1(1^). 48 

Brooks, John (lAtfl), 60 

Brooks, John, (1733), 63 

Brooks, Sarah (1702), 63 

Caldwell. John (1734), 36 

Clarke, Richard (1073), 266 

Cotton, Joseph (1800), 338 

Cotton. Solomon (17A6), 297 

Cotton, Thomas (1770), 298 

Cotton. Thomas (1746), 3:^ 

Hearle. WiUiam (1689), 296 

Hill. Josiah (1806), 246 

Holbrook, Abiah ( 1769 ), 306 - 

Holbrook, Rebecca (1791). 307 

Holmes, AbigaU (1819), 265 

Wills, Administrations and Abstracts— 

Holmes, George (1646), 21 

Holmes. John (1816), 267 

Holmes, Jonathan (1743), 23 

Holmes, Samuel (1786). 264 

Holmes, Zebulon (1747), 268 

Luddington, James (1767), 76 

Luddlngton, John (17'27), 80 

Luddington, John (1743), 80 

Mousall. John (16^)), 49 

Bead. Hfinnah (1673), 404 

Read, John (1674), 405 

Russell. Joshua (1789), 369 

Sargent, DIgory (1696). 377 

Sargent, Digory (1707), 378 

Sherburne, Hannah (1762), 231 

Sherburne, John (1718), 229 

Sherburne, John (1693), 391 

Sherburne, John (1731), 392 

Sherburne, Noah (1782), 236 
Windsor, Query, 94 
Woburn, Brooks Family of. Note, 316 
Woodward, Query, 407 

Wright, Thomas and Bei^amin, of Guilford, 
Conn., and Some Descendants, 39 

^JS\^ J . iitX. 


^ JC/l\/y^ ^' . ( /^s:i<**v.^ 



JANUARY, 1904. 


By Albbrt Matthews, A.B. 

John Tyler Hassam, the son of John and Abby (Hilton) 
Hassam, was born at Boston, September 20, 1841. His paternal 
ancestor, William Hassam, emigrated from England and settled at 
Manchester, Massachusetts, in or before 1684 ; while his maternal 
ancestor, William Hilton, came from London to Plymouth, New 
England, in the ship Fortune in 1621. 

Mr. Hassam attended the Maybe w School, Boston, receiving a 
Franklin Medal in 1856, and then fitted for college at the Boston 
Latin School, through which he passed in three years, and where 
he again obtained a Franklin Medal. Entering Harvard College 
in 1859, he graduated in 1863, receiving his Master of Arts degree 
in course. While in college he was a member of the Institute of 
1770 and of the O. K. Society, and in January, 18G3, was elected 
Class Poet, an office which he resigned in March. From Decem- 
ber 8, 1863, to August 1, 1864, he served as First Lieutenant of 
the Seventy-fifth United States Colored Infantry, having gone 
through the Red River campaign. In February, 18G5, he entered 
the law office of Ambrose A. Ranney, was admitted to the bar 
December 13, 1867, and began the practice of law at No. 35 Court 
Street, Boston. The year from April, 1873, to April, 1874, was 
spent in an extended tour in Europe, though even then Mr. Hassam 
did not neglect the opportunity afforded him of collecting genea- 
logical material in England. On February 1, 1878, he removed 
from No. 35 to No. 47 Court Street, at which place, during the 
remainder of his life, he continued to practice law and conveyanc- 
ing, and of which he wrote an interesting account shortly before his 

Mr. Hassam prepared a petition, signed by many lawyers and 
conveyancers, which was presented February 10, 1879, to the 
Board of Aldermen of the City of Boston, acting as County Com- 


12 John Tyler Hassam. [Jan. 

missionew for the County of Suffolk, praying the '* Board to order 
that the first volume of records of Suffolk Deeds be printed verba- 
tim." Too much praise cannot be accorded Mr. Hassam for his 
efforts in that direction, and not only were the invaluable indices 
to each of the twelve volumes of Suffolk Deeds which have thus far 
been printed, devised by him and prepared under his supervision , 
but he also contributed an introduction to each volume. Whoever 
has had occasion, at Somerset House or elsewhere, to consult indices 
arranged merely under the first letter, knows what an expenditure 
of time and of patience is involved in the use of such an antiquated, 
vexatious, and absurd method. More than thirty years ago steps 
were taken to improve the facilities for research at the Suffolk 
Registry of Deeds. The reform, begun by the Conveyancers' As- 
sociation in 1872, was continued and improved upon by the Board 
of Index Commissioners, — to which, organized in 1878, Mr. Has- 
sam was appointed April 5, 1884, — until the Suffolk Registry of 
Deeds is now the best equipped of all the Registries in Massachusetts. 
Together with Charles T. Gallagher, Thomas Minns, and others, 
Mr. Hassam was instrumental in preserving from threatened de- 
struction certain original papers in the Suffolk Court Files, and 
these have since been made accessible, and have been rearranged 
by John Noble and William Phineas Upham. Mr. Hassam pre- 
pared and secured the passage of " Resolve Chapter 60 of the 
Legislature of 1884, providing for an examination and report as 
to the condition of the records, files, papers and documents in the 
State Department, preliminary to the adoption of a plan for making 
their contents more accessible for reference " ; and " Chapter 249 
of the Acts of that year, providing for the publication of a list of 
persons whose names have been changed in this Commonwealth 
from 1780 to 1883 inclusive, was drafted and carried through the 
Legislature by him."* He also exerted himself in procuring the 
passage of the Act of 1886, authorizing the Court House Commission 
to provide accommodations for the Registry of Deeds and the Probate 
Court. This brief account of the services of Mr. Hassam to the 
public at large may be rounded out with the statement that he was 
perhaps the first member of the Suffolk Bar to call public attention 
to the Australian or Torrens system of registration of land titles, 
and that for several years he was chairman of the Executive Com- 
mittee of the Land Transfer Reform League of Boston. 

Becoming interested at an early period of his life in genealogical, 
historical, and antiquarian studies, Mr. Hassam soon began to give 
to the public the results of his researches. Accurate, conscientious, 
painstaking, courageous before the appalling drudgery which the 

tenort of the Secretary of the Class of 1863 of Harvard College, June, 1863, to 
, 1888. Sketches of Mr. Hassam will be found in this Report; in Universities and 

♦ Rep 

their Sons, 1900, v. 276 ; and in Memoirs of the Judiciary and the Bar of New England 
for the Nineteenth Century, 1900, i. 92. 

1904.] John Tyler Hassam. 13 

investigator in his chosen field must face, he prepared papers which 
are models of what such papers should be. The perseverance with 
which, in his search for obscure facts about still more obscure per- 
sons, he labored through dull records, and the enthusiasm he dis- 
played in examining badly-printed and eye-fatiguing newspapers, 
compel admiration. In a delightful letter written September 19, 
1874, James Russell Lowell thus speaks of John Langdon Sibley's 
Harvard Graduates: " It interests me and makes me laugh. It 
is the prettiest rescue of prey from Oblivion I ever saw. The gal- 
lant librarian, like a knight-errant, slays this giant, who carries us 
all captive sooner or later, and then delivers his prisoners. There 
are ninety-seven of them by tale, and as he fishes them out of those 
dismal oubliettes they come up dripping with the ooze of Lethe, 
like Curll from his dive in the Thames, like him also gallant com- 
petitors for the crown of Dulness. It is the very balm of author- 
ship. No matter how far you may be gone under, if you are a 
graduate of Harvard College you are sure of being dredged up 
again and handsomely burnished, with a catalogue of your works 
to keep you down.*' What Sibley did for the early graduates of 
Harvard, Mr. Hassam did for those forgotten worthies and those 
little known officials who lived and toiled and did '^ the state some 
service " in the town of Boston and its neighborhood in the seven- 
teenth and eighteenth centuries. 

Mr. Hassam became a member of this Society February 6, 1867, 
and a life-member in 1880, and always took an interest in its affairs 
and aided its work in various directions. A glance at the bibli- 
ography which is appended to this memoir will show how greatly 
his labors have enriched the pages of the Register. But in other 
ways, as well as in the preparation of papers, is this Society in- 
debted to him. In the Register for October, 1880, Mr. Ilassam, 
reviewing a genealogical work, expressed the hope that the Society 
might " at some future time be endowed with funds sufficient to 
enable it to maintain an accredited agent in the mother country 
constantly engaged in such researches as these." Two years later, 
at a meeting of the Board of Directors, held October 3, 1882, he 
again spoke upon the desirability " of having a competent person in 
London to make genealogical researches for the English ancestry of 
American families " ; and on his motion a Committee on English Re- 
search was appointed " to consider the matter of opening a sub- 
scription to raise money " for the prosecution of the work. In the 
following spring Henry FitzGilbcrt Waters began those labors 
which have proved so brilliant and so fruitful in results ; and when, 
in 1901, Mr. Waters's Genealogiccd Gleanings in England were 
published in two stately volumes, they were furnished with an in- 
troduction from the pen of Mr. Hassam. In addition, Mr. Hassam 
served this Society many years as a Director, and aftenvards as a 
Councillor, and upon several of its Committees. His last official 

14 John Tyler Hassam. [Jan. 

position, which he occupied at the time of his death, was the chair- 
manship of the Committee charged with the preparation of the con- 
solidated Index to the first fifty volumes of the Register. In this 
Index Mr. Hassam took the deepest interest, and often expressed 
the hope that he might live to see its completion. 

Mr. Hassam was a member of the following societies: New- 
England Historic Genealogical Society, February 6, 1867 ; Boston 
Antiquarian Club (in 1881 merged in the Bostonian Society), 1879 ; 
Massachusetts Historical Society, November 10, 1881 ; Bostonian 
Society, December 2, 1881 ; Weymouth Historical Society, Janu- 
ary 4, 1882 ; Bunker Hill Monument Association, June 18, 1883 ; 
American Historical Association, November 12, 1884; Virginia 
Historical Society, May, 1896 ; Boston Bar Association. 

Mr. Hassam married in Salem, Massachusetts, February 14, 
1878, Nelly Alden, daughter of Dr. John Henry Batchelder and 
Jane Reed (Smith) Batchelder, of Salem. He died in Boston, 
April 22, 1903, and is survived by his widow and by an only child, 
Eleanor, born March 20, 1879. 


The Hassam Family. New-England Historical and Genealogical 
Register, October, 1870, xxiv. 414-422. 

Some of the Descendants of William Hilton. New-England Historical 
and Genealogical Register, April, 1877, xxxi. 179-194. 

The Castle Tavern. New-England Historical and Genealogical Regis- 
ter, July, 1877, xxxi. 329. 

Abstracts of the Early Deeds on Record at Bostom, in the Registry of 
Deeds for the County of Suffolk. New-England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register, April, 1878, xxxii. 181-183. 

Ezekiel Cheever and Some of his Descendants. New-England His- 
torical and Genealogical Register, April, 1879, xxxiii. 164-202. 

The Castle Tavern in Boston. New-England Historical and Genealogi- 
cal Register, October, 1879, xxxiii. 400-403. 

The King's Arms Tavern in Boston, with some Suggestions on the 
proper Mode of Indexing the Public Records. New-England Historical 
and Genealogical Register, January, 1880, xxxi v. 41-48. 

Boston Taverns, with Some Suggestions on the Proper Mode of Index- 
ing the Public Records. Boston, 1880. 

Notes and Queries concerning the Hassam and Hilton Families. Bos- 
ton, 1880. 

Early Suffolk Deeds. Boston, 1881. 

The Dover Settlement and the Hiltons. New-England Historical and 
Genealogical Register, January, 1882, xxxvi. 40-46. 

Bartholomew and Richard Cheever and Some of their Descendants. 
New-England Hbtorical and Genealogical Register, July, 1882, xxxvi. 

• In addition to the papers of which the titles are given in this bibliography, Mr. 
r ^ contributed to the Bboutbk many brief notes and notices. 

1904.] John Tyler Hassam. 15 

The Facilities for Genealogical Research in the Registries of Probate in 
Boston and London. New-Englaud Historical and Genealogical Regis- 
ter, April, 1884, xxxviii. 131, 132. 

Ezekiel Cheever and Some of his Descendants. Part Second. New- 
England Historical and Genealogical Regis te^, April, 1884, xxxviii. 170- 

Ezekiel Cheever. Additional Notes. New-England Historical and 
Grenealogical Register, January, 1887, xli. 65-68. 

The Hassam Family. Additional Notes. New-England Historical and 
Genealogical Register, July, 1889, xliii. 320, 321. 

Report on Dangers to Public Records. Proceedings of the New-Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society, January 2, 1899, pp. 20-25. Also 
printed in the First Report on the Custody and Conditions of the Public 
Records of Parishes, Towns and Counties, 1889, pp. xliv-xlix. 

Land Transfer Reform. The Australian System. Harvard Law Re- 
view, January, 1891, iv. 271-279. 

Land Transfer Reform. Boston, 1893. 

Report of the Special Committee on the Preservation of the Probate 
Files of Suffolk County. Proceedings of the New-England Historic 
Genealogical Society, January 3, 1894, pp. 36-38. 

The Confiscated Estates of Boston Loyalists. Proceedings of the Mas- 
Bach osetts Historical Society, May, 1895, Second Series, x. 162-185. 

Dunster Papers. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 
October, 1895, Second Series, x. 303-310. 

Ensign William Hilton of York, Me. New-England Historical and 
Genealogical Register, April, 1896, 1. 206-208. 

The Cheever Family. Boston, 1896. 

The Hassam Family. Boston, 1896. 

The Hilton Family. Boston, 1896. 

Early Recorders and Registers of Deeds for the County of Suffolk, Mas- 
sachusetts, 1639-1735. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical So- 
ciety, May, 1898, Second Series, xii. 203-250. Also printed in the Intro- 
duction to Suffolk Deeds, Liber x., pp. 5-62. 

The Bahama Islands. Notes on an Early Attempt at Colonization. 
Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, March, 1899, Second 
Series, xiii. 4-58. 

Registers of Deeds for the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts, 1735- 
1900. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, March, 1900, 
Second Series, xiv. 34-104. Also printed in the Introduction to Suffolk 
Deeds, Liber xi., pp. 5-87. 

Registers of Probate for the County of Suffolk, Massachusetts, 1639- 
1799. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, March, 1902, 
Second Series, xvi. 23-125. 

The Hassam Family. Boston, 1902. 

Ezekiel Cheever. New-England Historical and Genealogical Register, 
January, 1903, Ivii. 40-50. 

No. 47 Court Street, Boston. Boston, 1903. 

16 Mart'iaget at Andover, ilT. H. [Jan. 

BADCOCK, ANDOVER, N. H., 1782-1828. 

Communicated by Miss Mabel Hope Kingsbury, of Braintree, Mass. 

The following " Account " is from some leaves of a record book 
kept by Rev. Josiah Badcock and now in the possession of his 
great-granddaughter, who contributes the items to the Register. 

Rev. Josiah* Badcock (Nathan,* William,' Enoch,* George' of 
Dorchester, Mass.) was bom in Milton, Mass., € July, 1752. He 
graduated from Harvard College in 1772, entered the ministry in 
1776, and in 1782 was ordained the first pastor of the first Con- 
gregational Church in Andover, N. H., where he remained twenty- 
seven years, serving in various town offices as well. He was for- 
mally dismissed as pastor in 1809. 

He married in Andover, 18 November, 1784, Hannah Tucker of 
Poplin (now Fremont), N. H., and had ten children, five of whom 
died in infancy ; the five surviving children being : Susan, who 
married Col. Jonathan Weare; Josiah, Jr., who married Sarah 
Pettengill, and moved West; Hannah, who married John Fifield, 
and moved to Maine ; Mary, who married Rev. Samuel Kingsbury ; 
and William, who married Nancy Marston. 

Rev. Josiah Badcock died 7 Dec, 1831, aged 79 ; and his wife 
died 24 Dec, 1821, aged 62. (For records of the Badcock family, 
see Register, an<e, vol. 19, p. 215.) 

An Account of Marriages. 

Oct^ SI** 1782 John Craus jun' & Nancy Moore, both Norfield. 

Nov 27**^ 1782 Nat'^ Chase & Naomi Corly, both Alexandria. 

Nov 27^ 1782 Jonathan Corly jun'r of Ayer & Elizabeth Emerson, 

N. Chester. 

Nov 28"^ 1782 Joseph Fellows, jun'r & Molly Huntoon, Salisbury. 

Dec 11^ 1783 Joseph Tucker & Elizabeth Rolling. 

Sep 9"' 1 784 Eben^ Scribner & Mehitable Tucker, Salisbury. 

Oct 7^ 1784 Bradbury Blake & Sarah HQton. 

Dec 2^ 1784 Theophilus Blake, Andover, & Mary Permit, Salis- 


March 24"*, 1785 John Haws & Mary Wells, both of Alexandria. 

Oct 13, 1785 Jona. Bartlett of Norwich & Hannah Huntoon of 


Oct 25**», 1785 Sam* Blake jun'r, Ayer, & Hannah Gilman, Salisbury. 

Oct 25, 1784[?] John Row & Bathsheba Probards. 

Aug*^ |Bt^ 1786 David Johnson & Susanna Stevens. 

Feb 23, 1786 Moses Brown & Molly Blake. 

Aug 3, 1786 Edward Clifford & Mary Scribner, both of Salisbury. 

Nov IS*^ 1787 Edward Fifield of Salisbury & Elizabeth Row. 


Marriages at Andover^ N. H. 


Oct 29«> 1788 
June 9«> 1788 
Nov 24"» 1788 
Oct \b^ 1788 
March 15, 1789 
Nov26«» 1789 
Dec 27«» 1789 
Dec 18"» 1789 
Dec 1«* 1789 
May 23^^ 1790 
Sep' 23^^ 1790 
Nov 22«i 1790 
Feb 4^»» 1790 
Aug 23«> 1791 
March 3* 1791 
Feb 22™* 1791 

June 20, 1791 
Nov n^ 1791 
Sep 21-^ 1791 
Aug* 14, 1792 
March 11«» 1792 
Oct 11"» 1792 
Novem \b^ 1792 
Nov 22«> 1792 
May 2«> 1793 
Aug* 16* 1798 

Oct SO'** 1793 
Nov 1«* 1793 
Nov 21"^ 1793 
March 19^ 1794 
May 8, 1794 
Aug* 18, 94 
Oct 8">, 94 
Oct 20 
March 18^ 1795 

Benj°» Silly jun'r & Sarah Wadleigh. 

Jona. Keunistone of North field & Sarah Oelly. 

Mark Batchelder & Abigail Raino. 

Isaac Blasdel & Abigail Pettinggle, both of Salisbury. 

Jacob Row & Molley Barnes. 

Moses Morse & Molly Chase, both of Salisbury. 

Ben Robards & Martha Chase of Salisbury. 

Jacob Dudley & Mehitabel Scribner. 

Wadleigh Clough & Hannah Scribner. 

Benj Silly 3<i & Judith Celly, Andover. 

Amos Oilman & Tryphana Berry, both of Salisbury. 

David Scribner & Hannah Day. 

Jeremiah Dudley & Mary Robards, Salisbury. 

Robard Sergeant & Miriam Fuller. 

Pelatiah Corles & Sarah Sanborn. 

Ben Webster of Weare & Hannah Scribner of Salis- 

Gershom Durgin of Hanover & Miriam Row. 

Richard Sanborn & Phebe Page. 

Sam' Raino jun*r & Elizabeth Severance, Salisbury. 

Benj° Fellows & Molly Blanwell 

Jonathan Celly & Mary Fellows. 

Moses Tucker & Deborah Celly. 

Willard Emery & Sarah Celly. 

John Oilman and Elizabeth Page. 

John Moody & Betsey Noon, Kearsearge. 

John Kennistone & Hannah Bartlett, -Ajidover.- 
Attest to each of the above-mentioned persons. 

Josiah Badcock. 

Levi Rawlings & Eunice Morril. 

John Fellows & Polly Celly. 

Benaiah Colbey & Susanna Rowel, N. Chester. 

John Morrer, Alex. & Sukey Frazier. 

David Noles & Sally Stevens, Northfield. 

Wait Stevens & Molly Wells, both of N. Chester. 

Lewis Norris, N. Chester, & Polly Frazier. 

Timothy Tuttle, Salisbury, & Miriam Clough. 

Tristram Hardy, Grantham, & Kezia Frazier. 

attest Josiah Badcock. 

April 16^ Stephen Fellows & Polly Emery. 

Oct 27 Ira Tud, Strafford, & Hannah Ladd, Andover. 

March 9**», 1796 Capt. Robert Scott, Grantham, & Lydia Barnes. 

March 13 Joseph Webster, Salisbury, & Betsey Colbey, N. 


March 13 Isaac Colbey, N. Chester, & Sarah Wells, N. Hamp- 


Octo^ e"*, 1796 Reuben Clifford & Judith Tucker. 

Nov 2. 1796 Sam'l Scribner & Katarine Marston. 

Nov 17, 1796 Anthony Emery & Abigail Celly. 

Witness my hand 

Josiah Badcock. 


Marriages at Andover^ N. H. 


Dec' 15^1^ 1796 

Jany 23, 1797 
August 24, 1797 
Nov 2^ 1797 
Dec'- 28"^ 1797 

Jany l*^ 1798 
March 14 
March 20^»^ 1798 

AprU 2b^^ 1798 
Aug 23 
Oct 18"^ 1798 
Feb 7 
March V^ 
Nov 28^ 1799 
Jaoy 30"» 1800 

March 6^»^ 1800 
March 13 
March 20'»» 
March 20'»» 1800 
SeptM^*^ 1800 
Nov' 13'*^ 1800 

June 3*^ 1801 
Oct. 29, 1801 
Nov 15"^ 1801 

Jany 28«» 1802 
March W^ 
March W^ 
May 20 
June 17 
Ocf 21*^ 
Nov ir^ 1802 
Feby 17"^ 1803 

Feby 20"» 1803 
June 16"^ 1803 
Augt 18 

Nov' 8«» 1803 
Feby 7"» 1804 

March 22<* 
March 22^ 
June 17"" 

Nov' 6 

Mr. Wm Blake jun'r & Hannah Permit. 

attest Josiah Badcock. 

Daniel Smith & Olive Fuller of Andover. 

Elisha Batchelder <& Sarah Row, both of Andover. 

Mr John Sawyer & Mercy Brown, both of Andover. 

Mr Ezekiel Brown of Sandbornton & Hannah Raw- 
lins of Andover. 

Joshua Weare & Polly Graves. 

Nathan Leeds & Mehitabel Tucker. 

Mr Thorndike Proctor of Salisbury & Miss Hannah 
Wells of N. Chester. 

Mr Jonathan Davis & Miriam Bartlett. 

Henry Row & Phebe Pervere, both of Andover. 

John Hobbs of Andover & Joanna Chase of Salisbury. 

Mr James Rich of Strafford & Miss Nabby Ladd. 

Jacob Celly & Sally Chase. 

Hezekiah Blake & Sukey Graves. 

Philip Wells & Polly Ingols, both of New Chester. 

Isaac Kin man of Springfield & Polly Murry of N. 

Israel Marston & Phebe Scribner both of Andover. 

Joseph Emery & Dolly Blake. 

Nath^ Stevens & Ruth Colby both of N. Chester. 

Isaac Thorn & Sally Stevens, both of N. Chester. 

Sam^ Til ton & Hannah Row. Attest J. Badcock. 

being Thanksgiving Mr Moses Brown jun'r & Nancy 

Mr Sam* Fuller & Miss Betsey Gove both of Andover. 

Nath* Ash & Dolly Celly both of Andover. 

Rain Bow Robie of Hampton falls & Sukey Row of 

Ensign Timothy Weare & Sally Batchelder. 

Sam* Kimball & Betsey Hartford. 

Peter Sanborn & Ruth Nicols. 

Joseph Fuller & Polly Rollings. 

Eben' Webster «& BeUey Wells both of New Chester. 

Wm Celly & Hannah Tucker both of Andover. 

Mr PLlijah Hilton <& Nancy Celly both of Andover. 

Mr John Morrill of Springfield & Judith Sleeper of 

Mr John Cass & Molly Huse both of New Chester. 

Mr Jacob Graves & Nabby Fellows both of Andover. 

Mr David Dyre & Charlotte Scribner both of An- 

Aaron Celly jun'r & Miriam Sleeper both of Andover. 

Mr Joseph Woodbury & Mrs Kendall both of An- 

Charles Hun toon & Nabby Danford. 

Richard Pervere & Nancy Simonds. 

Mr John Wadley & Miss Betsey Cole both of New 

John Woodbury & Elizabeth Dyer both of Andover. 


Marriages at Andover^ IT. H. 


Sept !•* 1805 

Oct' 3* 1805 
December 25"» 1805 
Feby 13^ 1806 

July 13"> 1806 

Aug 23 
Nov' 27"* 
August 4"* 
Dec 24 

Jany 22** 1807 
June 4 

July 12"» 1807 

Aug 27 

Sept' 24, 1807 

Nov' 26 

Jany 7 

April 24*^ 1808 

Sept' 15^ 1808 

Sept' 29 
Oct' 2 

Nov' 17"» 

Dec' 21 

Oct' \&^ 1809 

Jany ll"" 1810 

Jan y 11"» 

April 22<* 
Dec' 24"^ 1810 

March 7^ 1811 

July 28^ 1811 

Dec' 18"* 1811 
Jany 30*^ 1810[?] 

July 5»^ 1812 
Augt 30"» 1812 

Mr Daniel Huntoon & Mrs Sarah Cauley both of 

Mr Philip Mitchel junV & Nancy Turril. 
Mr Moses Brown 3^ & Miss Sally Hilton. 
Mr. Jonathan Lanchester of Sanbomton & Polly 

Mr Sam* Sargent & Miss Betsey Winchester both of 

N. Chester. 
Mr Parker Scribner & Betsey Emery. 
Ensign Jere Marston & Polly Blake. 
James Marston & Polly Emery. 
Levi Greorge & Hannah Pike. 
Mr Jonathan Richards & Hannah Hidden. 
Mr Ebenezer Wells jun'r & Miss Susanna Colby 

both of New Chester. 
Mr Sam' Dyer of Sanbomton & Miss Lucretia Evans 

of Andover. 
Mr John Philbric & Miss Elizabeth Wells both of 

Mr Philip Currier & Miss Asenath Williams both of 

Mr Joshua Rollings & Lydia Rollings. 
Mr Tim Noyes & Miss Dolly Jewel. 
Esq' Daniel Noyes of Springfield & Miss Nancy 

Weare of Andover. 
Mr Robert Forbes of Salisbury & Miss Betsy Brown 

of Andover. 
Stephen Brown & Miss Nancy Dyre. 
Mr .James Clark of Sanbomton & Polly Hilton of 

Mr Josiah Ingols of Sandown & Miss Olive Sandborn 

of Andover. 
Cap. .Jon. Weare & Sukey Badcock. 
Mr John Prescot & Miss Rebecca George both of 

Mr Jonathan Cilly jun'r & Miss Betsey Hilton both of 

Mr Peter Simonds of Alexandria & Miss Nabby 

Rowe of Andover. 
!Mr Charles Hilton jun & Miss Hannah Cloiigh 
]yir David Basset & Miss Sally Weare both of An- 
Mr John Turrill & Miss Miriam Basset both of An- 
Mr Simon M. Colbey of N. Chester & Miss Joanna 

Mr Worth Row & Polly Scribner both of Andover. 
Mr. Simon Graves of Acworth & Miss Hannah San- 
born of Andover. 
Nathan Morey & Lydia Carr both of Wilmot. 
Mr Green leaf Cilly of Andover & Miss Hannah Lor- 

nel of Salisbury. 

20 Marriages at Andover^ Jf. H. [Jan. 

Oct 8*^ Mr Isaac Brown & Polly Tucker. 

Oct 15 Mr John Smith & Miss Apphia Kenniston. 

Jan'y 21»* 1813 Mr Asa Morse & Miss Polly Fuller. 

Feby 17 Mr Joseph Fellows junr & Miss Eliza Rowel 

Feby 25 Mr Henry Emery & Miss Sukey Row. 

Sept 9, 1813 Mr Obadiah Fifield & Miss Eleanor Hildreth both of 

Sept' 26 Mr Natha* P. Morrison of Sandbornton & Miss Susan 

Evans of Andover. 
Oct' 21 Mr Eben Tilton jun & Miss Deborah Celly. 

Feby 3** 1814 Mr Hugh Pike & Mrs Betsey Fuller. 

April 30"» 1815 Mr Nathaniel Gove & Lydia Dyre both of Andover. 

March 7^ 1816 Mr Josiah Celly & Susanna Tucker both of Andover. 

March 13"» 1817 Mr John Celly of Springfield & Miss Sarah Tucker 

of Andover 
June 29"» 1817 Mr Levi Bean of Chelsea & Miss Betsey Rollings of 

March 12"* 1818 Mr Jonathan Emery & Miss Nancy Row both of An- 
November 19, 1818 Mr Thomas Sawyer of N. Chester & Miss Joanna 

Scribner of Andover. 
December 7"*, 1818 Mr Enoch Merrill & Miss Nabby Weare both of this 

March 28^ 1819 Mr Ezekiel Eastman & Miss Betsey Tucker both of 

New Chester. 
April 12 Capt Nathan Stickney of Springfield & Mrs Nancy 

Worth Noyes. 
Septr 9"* 1819 Mr Ebenezer Evans & Miss Betsey Brainard both of 

Nov' 9*, 1819 Lt Jere Graves & Miss Joanna Brown both of An- 

February 24, 1820 Mr Eben' Tucker of Fairfax & Miss Hannah Sawyer 

of N. Chester 
June 18**», 1821 Mr Jeremy Y. Bryant & Miss Mercy Blake both of 

Sep' 13"* 1821 Mr John Mann of New Chester & widow Jemima 

Sleeper of Andover. 
December 19"* 1822 Mr George W. Sumner of N. Chester & Miss Hannah 

Abram of Sanbornton. 
Dec' 30, 1822 Mr Thomas S. French of Hopkinton & Miss Hannah 

Brown of Andover. 
Oct' 13"* 1823 Capt. Jeremiah Miller of Kennebunk <& Miss Mary 

• Graves of Andover. 
March 9"* 1824 Mr John Dimond of Concord & Miss Betsey Bennett 

of Andover. 
Feby 23** 1826 Major Joshua S. Weare & Miss Nabby Emery both 

of Andover. 
April 9"* 1828 Mr Samuel Batchelder & Miss Betsey Cram both of 

April 13"* 1828 Mr. John Sweat of N. Chester & Miss Eliza Tucker 

of Andover. 

1904.] Descendants of George Holmes. 21 


By G. Arthur Gbat, Esq., of Atlantic, Mass. 

1. George* Holmes came to this country from Nazing, Co. Essex, Eng- 
land, in 1637 or 1638. 

The apostle Eliot left the same town in 1631, his brother Philip Eliot 
following in April, 1635, in the Hopewell. There were about twenty 
others from that loc^ity, most of them settling in Roxbury. 

W. Winters, F.R.H.S., in his "Memorials of the Pilgrim Fathers," 
gives the name of Holmes with the names of many others who were in Rox- 
bury witli Eliot (pages 68, 70). There is on the court records of Nazing 
Court Leet, dated 1637, the names of certain jurymen, in some cases 
identical with the names of early settlers of Roxbury. In that list is the 
name of George Holmes. (Ibid, p. 71.) Mr. Winters has in his possession 
a manuscript of all " coppieholders and freeholders belonging to this mano** 
of Nazing thb twelfe of January 1637." This list also contains many 
names appearing later on this side of the Atlantic, the name of George 
Holmes being among them. (Ibid, p. 73.) 

No record has been found of his marriage or of the birth of his first 
child. Undoubtedly he was married in England, and Joseph was born 
there. He was made freeman May 22, 1639. (Mass. Col. Rec, vol. I, 
p. 376.) He and his wife are mentioned in Roxbury chu|x;h records as 
being members of Eliot's church. 

We copy the following from Ellis's Hist, of Roxbury, p. 122: " George 
Holmes had a son Nathaniel, born 1639, . . . and a daughter Deborah, 
born and died in 1641 ; and an infant in 1642; another Deborah died in 
1646. His homestead of five acres was North of the way to Dorchester 
Brook, next to Thomas Pigi^'s." 

In Roxbury Land Records, page 49 (*27), are described the possessions 
of George Holmes, including dwelling-house and barn, 8ummin<j; up about 
two hundred and fifty-two acres in eight different parcels. (Boston Rec. 
Com. Rept., No. 6, p. 26.) 

He was twice married. His first wife Deborah was buried, according to 
Pope's ** Pioneers," Feb. 5, 1641, five days after the birth of her daughter 

He remained a widower but a few months, for his son John was born 
some time in 1642. 

His second wife outlived him seventeen years according to Eliot, who 
savB in his diary, ^' ^lonetli 1 1, day 6*'^, 1662 Widdow Homes was buryed." 

He die<^^l at Roxbury, Dec. 18, 1645, according to the town record ; 
although the Apostle, under date of " Month 12 day 2, 1645," tells us in the 
church records that " George Holmes a godly broth^ dyed of a feaV." He 
is buried in the Eliot burying ground, near his friend and adviser. 

The following is an abstract of his will, the origmal in the handwriting 
of Eliot. (Sec Register, ante, vol. 7, p. 36.) 

♦♦ Will of George Holmes. (Rocksbury.) 
My loving wife sole executresse. I jjiue vnto her my whole estate, to be im- 
proved for the education of my children, but none of my lands to be sould 

• The compiler has records of the family to the present generations, which he in- 
tends to publish at some future time. 

22 Descendants of George Holmes. [Jan. 

vnlesse in case of necessity & by the advice of my overseers. After my wives 
decease, my houses & lands shall be equally divided amongst all my children ; 
yet if it shall please the Lord to convert my sonne Joseph in the meane time, 
so as y* he is in charity accepted among the saints, my will is y* he shall haue 
two parts, & the rest but each of them one. And my request is to my Dearly 
beloved brethren Elder Heath, broth' Elioi & broth' Parks our Deakens & my 
broth' Buggies and Brother Biggs to be my overseers to counsell & guide my 
wife in all her affaires. I giue full power to them to make the fore named di- 
vision of my lands in the most equal & peacable manner they can, & if any of 
my children will not rest in what they doe, ray will is y* child shall lose his 
part, & it shall be given to such as my overseers see most fltt, & I intreate my 
deare wife to doe nothing of moment w*^out the advice of these my overseers. 
Also my will is y* there shall not be strip & wast made of timber and fire 
wood from my ground, only so much as may be for the necessary vse of my 

witnesse John Eliot. mark of George -f- Holmes, 

John Scarehrow, 
.. Mr John Eliot deposed before court, 30 11 1661 that George Holmes was of 
a disposing mind the yeare 1646 or thereabouts." 

Children by first wife, all, except Joseph, born in Roxbury : 

2. 1. JosKPH*, b. 1636 (?) ; d. Oct. 27, 1713. 

3. ii. Nathaniel, b. Feb. 1. 1639; d. Feb. 12, 1712. 
iii. Dkbokah, b. Jan. 31, 1641 ; d. Mar. 3, 1641. 
iv. An infant, buried Oct. 30, 1642. 

Children by second wife : 

4. V. John, b. 1642; d. May 17, 1676. 
vi. Sakah, bapt. Jan. 7, i644. 

vii. Dkborah, bapt. Nov. 9, 1645; d. Sep. 29, 1646. 

2. Joseph^ Holmes ( George^), whose birth record is not found, pre- 
sumedly was born in England about 1636 or previous. If he had 
any particular trade or vocation it has not been discovered. Both 
in Boston and Dorchester, his name appears on many documents as 
witness, and on some as " attorney." He seemed to be occupied 
largely in running boundaries, settling estates, making deeds, etc. 
He was constable for many years. 

He served in King Philip's war, being in camp at Punkapoag, 
Apr. 24, 1676; and at Springfield, June 24, 1676, where he was 
paid £10, 7s., 04d. (Bodge's " King Philip's War," pp. 364, 365.) 

It is presumed that he removed to Boston about 1 679, perhaps 
earlier, for we find that Jane Bates of Iliugham, 13^ 4™ 1679, made 
over her " whole Estate," also what " may bee due ♦ ♦ ♦ by 
promiss ♦ ♦ ♦ unto my loveing and tnistey ffriends Samuel 
Clap of Dorchester and Joseph Homes of Boston," ♦ ♦ * « that 
the will of her dear husband * * may be fulfilled." (Suffolk 
Co. Deeds, vol. xii, p. 130.) 

Both he and his son Joseph' are in the " List of Inhabitants in 
Boston 1695." (Boston Rec. Com. Rept, No. 1, p. 164.) 

In 1696 a petition that the law relating to building with brick 
be repealed was circulated, and Joseph and Nathaniel' were signers. 
(Register, vol. 16, pp. 85-6.) 

In 1695-8 the *' New Grant" was laid out, afterwards called 
Dorchester South Precinct, and subsequently Stoughton. Joseph 
Holmes was assigned at that time forty-four acres, and his lot was 
number 59. (Hist, of Canton, pp. 5, 595.) This he sold to Thomas 
Vose of Milton. 

1904.] Descendants of Oeorge Holmes. 23 

He married, about 1660, Elizabeth, daughter of Capt Roger Clap, 
<< one of the most noted and valuable men of hlB time." Her death 
occurred Dec. 25, 1711, aged 73. ^' She was a yirtuous and pru- 
dent woman. She died in Boston and was buried near her parents." * 
(See Clapp Family, p. 8.) 

He died in Boston, Oct, 1713, intestate. Judge Sewall, in his 
diary. Vol. II, p. 405, writes under date of Oct 27, 1713, ** This 
day Joseph Homes, father of Capt. Nath^ Homes, is buried with a 
very thin Funeral." 

For some reason, administration on his estate was not granted 
until Aug. 11, 1716. His son Jonathan, as administrator, reported 
Oct 27, 1716, that ''one acre of land" and *'one acre of Salt 
Marsh " comprised the estate " left by his Said Father." " He can 
find nothing more to make an Inventory of." (Suffolk Co. Pro- 
bate, Tol. xiz, p. 206.) 

Children, all bom in Dorchester : 

5. i. Joseph*, b. 6 dy, 9 mo., 1661. 

11. EuzABBTH, b. 25 dy, 10 mo., 1662; d. soon. 

6. ill. Nathaniel, b. 21 dy, 4 mo., 1664. 

Iv. Elizabeth, b. 8 dy, 4 mo., 1666; d. Jane 17, 1716. 

T. Peleo, b. 24 dy, 12 mo., 1668; d. soon. 

vl. Pbleq, b. 9 dy, 12 mo., 1670. 

Yil. Kelt, b. 9 dy, 6 mo., 1672; m. June 4, 1695, John Simpson, 
*' Joyner," of Boston, son of John Simpson, of Charlestown, 
whose ancestors were from Watertown. He was b. Aug. 31, 
1668. She died in 1747. Her son Ebenezer, a blacksmith, 
was appointed administrator. Children: 1. «7bAn, b. May 4, 
1697; d. Aug. 9, 1697. 2. Bely, b.Apr.4, 1699. 8. Elizabeth, 
b. Nov. 30, 1700. 4. John, b. Oct. 24, 1702. 5. Abigail, b. 
Feb. 16, 1704. 6. Ebenezer, b. Oct. 17, 1706. 7. Nathaniel, 
b. Mar. 4, 1709. 8. Jonathan, b. May 17, 1712. 9. Deborah, 
b. Sept. 15, 1713. 10. Holmes, b. Feb. 9, 1715. 

vlii. Jonathan, b. 1676; d. Aug. 17, 1744; m. (1) Sarah Marshall; 
m. (2) Feb. 21, 1739, by the pastor of Brattle St. Church, 
Katheriue Hammit. Jonathan and his wife Sarah arc buried 
in King's Chapel Burying Ground, the stones being in an 
excellent state of preservation. In his will, dated Jan. 29, 
1743, he says, " I give all my little estate to ray wife Kath- 
erine." After her death, one half was to go to Joseph Mar- 
shall (his first wife's brother) of Milford, Conn., raerchant, 
the other half to his second wife's two cousins. No children 
are recorded, and none mentioned in the will. He is called 
** Mariner." The writer understands he was captain of a fish- 
ing smack. 

3. Nathaniel^ Holmes {George^)y bricklayer, was bom in Roxbury, 
Feb. 1, 1639. He lived in Dorchester after marriage, later return- 
ing to Roxbury. Records show him to have been active in public 
affairs, holding several offices, including selectman of Roxbury, and 
representative in the General Court in 1689. 

He married first, Sarah, daughter of Thomas Wiswall of Dor- 
chester. (Hist, of Dorchester, p. 139.) She was baptized 12 
mo., 1642-3. "She was borne the 19^ day of the same mo: be- 
inge the Lords Daye in the eaveninge about sunne setinge." (Dor- 
chester Church Records, p. 155.) No date of her marriage or death 
can be found. 

* In King's Chapel Burying Ground. 

24 Descendants of George Holmes. [Jan. 

He was married second, by Capt. Roger Clap, Mar. 27, 1667, to 
Patience, youngest daughter of Clement and Sarah Topliffe (some- 
times written Tapley*). She died Mar. 11, 1695-6. 

In 1664, Nathaniel Holmes signed a petition to England against 
King Charles's accession to the throne. In 1667, and for several 
years after, he was fence viewer. 

He served in King Philip's war, going to Mt. Hope, July 3, 1675, 
in Capt. Hutchinson's company. (Bodge's " King Philip's War," 
p. 93.) 

*' The 25. 7. 70 patience y® wif of Nathaniell Homes & daughter to 
Clement Toplif was dismissed to Joyn to y® Church of Rocksbery 
though not yet in full Comunion with this Church." (Dorchester 
Church Records, p. 11.) 

** 23. 8 "''. [16]7J0. Patience wife of Nathaniel Homes admitted 
but not to full Comunion." (Roxbury Church Records, Boston 
Rec. Com. Rept, No. 6, p. 90.) 

** 1684, m. 2, d. 27, Nathaniel Holmes ♦ ♦ ♦ confessed X 
& w*^ received to full communion." (Ibid, p. 97.) 

" 1684, m. 3, d. 4, Patience Homes * * * confessed Christ 
& * * received to full Comunion." {Ibidj p. 97.) 

The foregoing is good evidence that he moved from Dorchester 
to Roxbury. As additional evidence, we find in Roxbury Town 
Records, Nov. 1, 1677, "In answer to Nathaniel Homes, Brick- 
layer, whether he might come to live in the Towne, it was put to 
voat and it was past in the Afermative." 

In 1679 he took the oath of allegiance; and May 1, 1688, was 
elected selectman of Roxbury. 

In 1689, "At a General meeting of the Inhabitants of Roxbury 
* * upon the sixth day of May, Lt Samuel RuggUs and Nathaniel 
Holmes were then chosen and authorized to meet the Representa- 
tives of the severall Touns assembled at Boston, 9th Instant, and 
there to Concur and Joyne with them in their Endeavors to settle 
and Establish A Government." (Roxbury Town Records.) This 
was a i)roceeding against Gov. Andros. 

In 1702 he made his will, probated Feb. 12, 1712. It divided 
his property, £219, 19s, 6d., equally among his children. His son 
Ebenezer and (bro-in-law) Samuel Topliffe, executors. 

Children by second wife, the first six born in Dorchester, the 
others bom in Roxbury : 

7. i. Nathaniel,' b. Mar. 15, 16G8; bapt. Oct. 30, 1670; d. June 12, 1699. 

8. 11. Ehknezkr, b. 1009; bapt. Oct. 30, 1670; d. Feb. 1, 1746. 
Hi. An infant, d. Nov. 18, 1671. 

Iv. Chauity, bapt. Mar. 2, 1072. 

V. IcH AUOD, b. Nov. 14, 1674. He bought land in Woodstock, Conn, , at 
the time of laying out, but his name does not appear on the list of 
••Go-ers**; but he evidently followed them soon, for he bought 
Hixty acres in Woodstock of Ebenezer Ware and others, July 5, 
1700. In 1709 and 1711, transactions in land are recorded in his 
name in Worcester Co. Registry of Deeds. He probably d. in 

♦IntheTaplcy Genealogy there is a note stating that Clement sigped his name 
Tapley, but that it became perverted into Taplitfe, Topliffe, etc., and his descendants 
were consequently left out of that work. 

1904.] Descendants of George Holmes, 25 

vi. Mehitablb, b. 1678(?) ; d. Oct. 2, 1727; m. Oct. 25, 1706, William, 
son of William and Elizabeth Triscott of Roxbury. Children, all 
born in Dorchester: 1. Patience, b. Oct. 26, 1706; d. May 9, 
1707. 2. MehUable, b. Apr. 8, 1708. 8. William, b. Aug. 8, 1709; 
d. Dec. 29, 1709. 4. Charity, b. Oct. 8, 1710. 6. Samuel, b. June 
19, 1712; d. Oct. 28, 1713. 6. Bebecka, b. Sept. 26, 1713; d. Nov. 
26, 1717. 

Tii. Obedience, bapt. Jan. 30, 1681 ; d. soon. 

viii. Obedience, b. Jan. 26, 1682. 

ix. Patience, b. Oct. 29, 1683 ; admitted to full communion in Eliot's 
church, Roxbury, Feb. 20, 1709. 

X. Thankful, b. Dec. 2, 1685; owned the covenant,. Mar., 1712; m. 
Oct. 29, 1712, Edward Pay son of Roxbury. 

xi. Sarah, bapt. Mar. 22, 1688; owned the covenant. Mar., 1712. 
9. xii. Jehosophat, b. Nov., 1690; d. June 1, 1745. 

4. John* Holmes (George^), bom in Roxbury, in 1642, seems to have 

moved to Dorchester early in life, perhaps at the time of his mar- 
riage, but no record can be found of where or whom he married. 
The administration of his estate was granted <^ unto Sara his Relict 
& Nathaniel Homes his Brother." The Suffolk Co. probate records 
tell that he "departed this life the 17th of May, 1676." The in- 
ventory amounted to £140. 

Sarah, his wife, was admitted member of the Church of Dorchester 
«y« 3 (9) 67." (Dorchester Church Records, p. 23.) 

"John & Sarah y® Children of John Homes baptized y® 5 of y® 
9^ M** 67 on a thanksgiveing day ther mother being admitted y® 
Saboth before." {Und, p. 176.) 

Children : 
1. John,' bapt. 5 dy, 9 mo., 1667. 

if. Sarah, b. 16 dy, 9 mo., 1665; bapt. 5 dy, 9 mo., 1667. 
ill. Mary, b. 24 dy, 1 mo., 1668. 

iv. George, b. 26 dy, 11 mo., 1669; bapt. July 10, 1670. In 1600. in a 
company of soldiers raised iu Dorchester for the expedition to 
Canada, against the French, George Holmes appears as a corporal. 
Forty-six of the company never returned, many of them having 
been lost at sea, and George Holmes was no doubt one of the 
missing, as not a shred of information can be obtained of him. 
10. V. Samuel, b. 21 dy, 4 rao., 1675. 

5. Joseph* Holmes [Joseph,^ George^), cooper, was born in Dorch('flter, 

Nov. 6, 1661. He is called ** Junior" iu records. He took the 
oath of allegiance in Boston, 11th of Nov., 1678. It was per- 
haps at this time that he and his father moved to Boston. In 1695 
he was in the list of inhabitants. The writer has seen a statc^ment, 
but jcannot recall the authority, that Joseph owned land in Connec- 
ticut, and it is possible he may have moved there. No rec^onl of 
his marriage is found in Boston or any near-by town. It is not un- 
likely that he went to Woodstock, Conn., when his cousin Ichabod 

6. Nathaniel' Holmes (Joseph^^ George^), "Joyner," in one deed 

called *' Joyner alias bricklayer,*' was born in Dorchester, Juno 21, 
1 664. " Nathaniell y*' Sonne of Joseph Homes baptized y^ 10 (5) 04 
being about fortnight old or better y*' wife being a member." (Dor- 
chester Church Records, p. 173.) 

He was married Oct. 1, 1691, in Hingham, by the Rev. Jphn 
Norton, to Sarah, daughter of Capt. John and Elizabeth (Jacob) 

26 Descendants of Oeorge Holmes. [Jan. 

Thaxter. She was bom Sept 26, 1 671. (See Hist of Hingham, vol. 
3, p. 230.) 

In 1691 he passed his right in lands at Woodstock, Conn., to 
Roger Adams. 

Ue was interested in military affairs, and was lieutenant, 1705, 
and afterwards captain, 1709, of a local company. In 1693 he 
joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co., being elected first 
sergeant in 1695. He was at one time (1702) Lieutenant at the 
castle. We copy the following from Mass. State Archives, vol. 70, 
p. 612, under date of Nov. 10, 1702: 

^^ Resolved that the Sum of fifty Pounds be Allowed and Paid 
out of the Publick Treasury to the Lieut of the Castle for the year 
currant And Thirty Pounds to Mr. Nathaniel Holmes the present 
Lieut of the Castle. He Instructing in the Art of Gunnery Such 
as Shall be Appointed to learn the Same." 

The previous Lieutenant and chief gunner was Nathaniel (7) 
Holmes, his cousin. 

May 5, 1703, William Tilley'sold to Nathaniel Holmes, for £35 
10s., ^'One Full Eighth" part of land eighty-two feet square, 
" with a Wind Mill Erected thereon," on the " South East corner of 
Fort Hill," also " One Full Eighth part of all the Necessarys 
Utensils Tools Convenienceys ways Paths Priviledges Apparel Fur- 
niture perquisites and appur*^ whatsoever." (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
vol. 26, p. 8.) 

On Apr. 17, 1711, this was sold back to Tilley, the wife Sarah 
acting as attorney of Nathaniel, he being away for his health in 
the West Indies. He had previously given power of attorney to 
his wife Sarah, recorded in Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. 15, p. 125. 

Nathaniel died in Boston, July 11, 1711, just after returning 
from a voyage for his health, but there are no probate records of 
his estate. 

"July 13 [1711], Capt. Nathan^ Homes is buried: Bearers, 
Capt. Fayerweuther, Capt. Williams ; Mr. Tay, Darby ; Mr. Gallop 
MerchS Tilley.* I and Mr. Deringe went together first ; then 
Mr. Pemberton went with me. None of the Council there but I. 
But a very few days are pass'd since he came from the Lee-ward 
Islands." (SewaU's Diary, vol. II, p. 319.) 

His widow married, 18 Mar., 1714, in Boston, Judge John 
Cushing of Hingham and Scituate, as his second wife. Hon. John 
Cushing was son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Thaxter) Cushing, whose 
first wife was Deborah Loring, by whom he had nine chifdren. By 
his second wife, Sarah (Thaxter) Holmes, he had two children : 
Josiahy bom Jan. 29, 1715, married, in 1738, Ruth Thomas and 
settled in Pembroke; and Mary^ born Oct. 24, 1716, married, in 
1733, Nathaniel Eels of Hingham. 
Children : 

1. Sarah,* b. Aug. 27, 1692; m. May 21, 1718, Malachl Salter of 
Boston, block mTr, perhaps son of William Salter the 
"Keeper of Boston Prison." He d. Sept. 11, 1761, aged 61. 
Children : 1. Jonathan, b. 1714. 2. Malachiy b. 1716. 3. JVa- 
ihanieh b. 1717. 4. ISarah, b. 1719. 

* Probably his former partner in the windmill on Fort Hill. 

1904.] Descendants of George Holmes. 27 

ii. Elizabbth, b. Sept. 15, 1695; d. Mar. 18, 1726; m. April, 1717, 
Hon. John, Jr., 8on of Hon. John and Deborah (Loring) 
Cnshing, H. C. 1715. son of her mother's second husband. 
Resided at Belle House, Scituate, until 1743. He held several 
judicial positions, and was one of the presiding judges at the 
trial of the British soldiers for the massacre at Boston, Mar. 
5, 1770. Children: 1. Deborah, b. Nov. 1718; m. David 
Stockbridge. 2. Sarah, b. Mar. 26, 1720; m. Aug. 16, 1760, 
Ebenezer Pierpoint. 8. «/oAn, b. Aug. 16, 1722. i. Nathaniel, 
b. Aug. 12. 1724; d. Apr. 2, 1725. 5. William, b. Sept. 23, 
1725 ; d. Feb. 4, 1726. Hon. John Gushing, Jr., m. (2d) Mary 
Cotton, by whom he had ten children. 

ill. Lydia, b. Nov. 19, 1696; m. int. Apr. 22, 1720, to John Green- 
wood of Rehoboth. He d. Dec. 1, 1766. Children : 1. Lydia, 
b. 1721 ;d. 1721. 2. T^timw, b. 1723, d. 1723. S. Lydia, h,n2i, 
4. Sarah, b. 1725. 6. Elizabeth, b. 1726; d. 1726. 6. Elizabeth, 
b. 1728; d. 1781. 7. Molly, b. 1729. 8. Nathaniel, b. 1730; 
d. 1730. 9. Betty, b. 1732. 10. Esther, b. 1733. 11. John,b, 
1734, d. 1737. 12. Nathaniel, b. 1736. 13. John, b. 1739. 
14. nomas, b. 1741 ; d. 1741. 

It. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 14, 1698; d. soon. 

V. Nathaniel, b. July 22, 1700; d. soon. 

vi, John, b. Apr. 11, 1702; m. SusannaBriggs of Scituate. Living 
in 1750, when he and John Cnshing, his cousin, were wit- 
nesses to a deed. (Litchlield Gen., p. 78.) 

11. vll. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 29, 1703; d. 1774. 

12. viii. George, b. 1704; d. Oct. (?), 1752. 

ix. Robert, b. Mar. 30, 1708 ; bapt. Apr. 4, following, in Brattle St. 
Church; d. Dec. 11, 1713. 

7. Nathaniel* Holmes (Nathaniel,^ George^), born in Dorchester, 
Mar. 15, 1668, was baptized Oct. 30, 1670, at the same time as bis 
brother Ebenezer. 

Oct. 21, 1688, Nathaniel and Ebenezer Holmes took hold of the 
Covenant, with ten others. (Roxbury Church Records, Boston Rec. 
Com. Rept., No. 6, p. 100.) Nathaniel was a soldier, lie never 
married. He died June 12, 1699, kille<l by the bursting of a gun 
at Castle Island. All the records we have of him show that most 
of his life was given to military service. 

Dec. 8, 1696, "Voted, That Nathaniel Holmes, the present Gun- 
ner at the Castle be Commissioned as Lieutenant and Chief Gunner 
there and for his encouragement to instruct the Souldiers in Gunnery 
That he be allowed fourscore pound : for the year ensuing." ( Mass. 
Archives, vol. 70, p. 321.) 

On June 12, 1699, at a celebration provided for Richard, Earl 
of Bellomont, who was the new Governor of the Province, two 
lives were lost by the bursting of a gun. An account of this is 
given in John IVIarshall's Diary, printed in the Proceedings of the 
Mass. Hist. Society, Vol. 1, 2d Series, pp. 153-4, from which the 
following is quoted : 

" June. His exellency went to view the Castle on June 12 : and 
discharging some of the cannon their according to the usuall manner 
on such occasions, one broke, and two men weer killed one the same 
minute : the chiefe gunner his name was Nathaniel Holmes, one 
other named Samuel Proctor dyed four days after." 

8- Ebenezer' Holmes {Nathaniel,^ George^), husbandman, was born 
in Dorchester, in 1669, and baptized with his brother Nathaniel, 
Oct. 30, 1670. He married first, Feb. 2, 1692, in Boston, Sarah, 
TOL. lviii. 3 

28 Descendants of George Holmes. [Jan. 

widow of Henry Withington (son of Dea. Richard Within^n) 
and daughter of Henry and Sarah (Tolman) Leadbetter, who was 
born Feb. 20, 1659, and died Dec. 18, 1696; and he married 
second, Aug. 5, 1697, Mary, daughter of Richard and Mary (Pell) 
George, who was bom in 1658, and died Oct 18, 1732. 

In 1710 he owned land in Dorchester bordered by the west bank 
of " Naponsett " river. 

In 1741 he sold, for £800, to his son Nathaniel, both called 
yeomen in the deed, fourteen acres, " with my Now Dwelling house 
and Barn and all the Edifices and Buildings." (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 
vol. 63, p. 26.) 

Four years after that, he removed to Stoughton, with his son 
Nathaniel, in whose house he died, Feb. 1, 1746. 
Children, all bom in Dorchester: 

i. MART/b. Feb. 2, 1693; d. Sept. 7, 1718; m. Charles King. 
Children: 1. John, b. Jan. 2, 1716; d. Sept. 10, 1717. 2. Eb- 
enezer, b. June 7, 1718. Charles King m. (2d) Jane Blakeman, 
Dec. 24, 1718, and had three children; and m. (Z) Melatiah 
Maudsley, but had no children by her, and died a few months 
after his last marriage. 

ii. Submit, b. Dec. 12, 1696 ; d. Dec. 14, 1696. 

13. iii. Nathaniel, b. Apr. 30, 1698; d. May 8, 1790. 

14. iv. Ebenbzer, b. Nov. 16, 1701. 

9. Jehosophat' Holmes (Naihaniel^^ George^), born in Rozbury, Nov., 
1690, died in Pomfret, Coun., June 1, 1745. He married, July 4, 
1715, at Pomfret, Sarah, daughter of John and Rebecca Waldo, 
who was born at Dunstable, Mass., baptized, Dec. 6, 1691, in the 
Second Church, Boston, and died May 13, 1742. Her aunt, Rebecca 
Waldo, married Rev. Joseph £merson, and thej were ancestors of 
Ralph Waldo Emerson. 

Jehosophat was among the first settlers in Conn., and was a promi- 
nent man in Pomfret He was Justice of the Peace for Windham 
Co. ; was chosen " lister" in 1716 ; Selectman in J 719 and '20, and 
Town Clerk and Treasurer in 1718. To the last oflSce he was 
elected in every succeeding year until his death. 
Children, all born in Pomfret : 

i. SARAH,^b. Mar. 24, 1716; d. Jan. 25, 1786; m. June 12, 1740, 
Benjamin Mighill. One child : Benjamin^ b. May 27, 1741 ; d. 
May 26, 1747. 

ii. Rebecca, b. Aug. 81, 1717; m. Jan. 16, 1739, Samuel Ruggles, 
formerly of Roxbury. Children : 1. Samuel, b. Nov. 26, 1740; 
d. same day. 2. Hannah, b. Dec. 10, 1744. 

iii. Ann, b. Aug. 28, 1719; d. Feb. 26, 1744, unmarried. 

iv. Jehosophat, b. June 13, 1721 ; d. after 1754; m. Jan. 10, 1744, 
at Canterbury, Conn., Sarah, dau. of Jonathan and Mary 
(Partridge) Brewster of Windham, Conn. No children re- 
corded at Canterbury or Pomfret. 
16. V. Nathaniel, b. July 5, 1723. 

vi. John, b. Jan. 13, 1725; d. Feb. 11, 1750, unmarried. 

vii. Esther, b. Sept. 27, 1726. 
16. vlii. Ebenbzer, b. Sept. 28, 1728 ; d. July 17, 1797. 

ix. Abigail, b. Jan. 14, 1730; m. Oct. 1, 1767, at Pomfret, David 
Bancroft. Children: 1. jDanicZ, b. Sept. 27, 1768. 2. Harvey, 
b. July 8, 1770. 3. Sarah Waldo, b. Mar. 8, 1778; d. Jan. 6, 

[To be oontinaed.] 

1904.] Deaths in Hampton, 2f. H. 29 

DEATHS IN HAMPTON, N. H., 1727-1755. 

Commanicated by Rbt. John W. Lanb, of North Hadley, Mass. 

The following records of deaths in Hampton are from a journal 
kept bj Deacon Joshua Lane of Hampton, now in the possession 
of the contributor, a descendant. 

Deacon Joshua' Lane (William,* William* of Boston) was bom 
6 June, 1696, married, 24 Dec, 1717, Bathsheba, daughter of 
Samuel and Mary Robie, and died 14 June, 1766, ** being struck 
Dead with the Lightening in the Entry of his House." For a further 
account of him, see Lane*s ^^Lane Genealogies," vol. 1, pages 11, 
17, 210. 


Brother Perkins child died Jan. 14 
£n8. Ephraim Marston's wife died Jan. 23 
Serj. John Leayit died febr y« ^^ 
Edward Shaw's girl died febr 15"» 
The widow Page died febr 18*»» 

the next was the widow Knowls 
Seij Cole a few days before Seij Leayit 
mr Tacks child died April 28 
Benj Hobbs wife died in May 

. nd also his young child 

/ Dow died June 4^ 
Ja- ^ Perkins Sen. died June 29 
Siiion Marstons son Simon died June 29 
•^ ^ph Shaws childe died July 16"* 
: "h* Mason's child died July 22 
J' n Dearborns child died July 28 
• ^len Marstons child died July 31 
u. . Sanborn died Sep* y*' 3* 
jVir Freese died Novr 4*** 
Dorothy freeses child died Nov. 10 
Mr Mason died died Nov. 25 

In the year 1729 
Febr 1 6*** Thomas pages childe bom & died 
Febr 22"* mr Tucks childe died 
March 6^ m'' Benjamin Moulton died 
June 8** John Nays wife died 
June 19^ mr Joseph moulton died 
June 25"» Nathaniel Drakes child Died 
July !■* John Johnsons child Died 
July 1\^ John Nays child Died . 
July 22"* my Dear son Josiah Died 
august 6^ Jonathan Tucks child Died 
aug 19 Philip To wis young child Died 

30 Deaths in Hampton j N. H. [Jan. 

Octob 1** mr John Redman Died 
Nov !•* mr Thomas Leavit Died 
Dec 28**» Sam* Bachelders child Died 

Some time before Timothy Daltons child Died 
febr 7"» mr Nehemiah Hobbe Died 

ANNO Dominie 1730 
febr 7*** mr Nehemiah Hobbs died 
march 2°** Benj" Towls daughter died 
march Daniel Samboms child died 
april 8 John Dearbons son died 
June 4 Jonathan pages eldest child died 
June 1 Jonathan Tucks young child died 
Sept 3 Sam" Browns son died 
Octob 24 Serj Joseph Towls wife died 

my sister Abigil died y® same night 
Nov 5 Simon Knowls grandchild was killed with a sled falling on him 
Dec 9 Joseph pages child died 
Dec 13^ Lieut Ephraim Mars ten's son 

ANNO 1731 

Jan 7*** Esther Dow died 

Jan 29 Brother Drakes child died 

febr 13 John Johnsons child died 

febr 21 Sarah Kelley died 

febr 22 mr Josiah Moulton died sudenly 

March 10 Antony Crosbeys child died 

March 21 mr Joseph palmer died 

March 27 Joseph philbricks child died 

April 28 Ms Chapman died 

May 6 Roger Shaws son died 

May 10*** Jeremiah marstons child died 
May 27 Cap* marstons mother died 
July the widow Drake died 
Nov 4"* Abigil Fogg died 
Nov 16 Deacon Dearbons father died 
Nov 29*** Elisabeth Dow died 
Dec 10*** Zacheriah Tows son died 
Dec 27*** Zacheriah Davis died 


Jan 3** John Samborn died 

march 13 mr Tucks child died at the shore 

april ms Dearbon died 

July 19*** Capt Taylers wife died 

aug 25 Reuben Marstons daughter died 

octob 11*** mr Robert Moulton died 

and ms Bachelder y^ same day 
octob 28 Timothy Daltons child died 
octob 31 Goodman Daniel Lamprey died 

Jeremiah page died y* same day 

his fall of the tree was on 27 diay 

1904.] Deaths in Hampton, N. H. 31 

Grandmother Dow died Jan 21 
David moulton died febr. 11 
Ciistopher palmers child Expired 21 
Edward moultons child died apr 2™* 
The widow Elkins died april y® 4 

and Jacob Samboms child the same day 
mr Jacob Browns wife died May 29 
Deacon Dearbons wife died June 13 
William moultons child died 
Goodman John Enowls died 

Serj moris Hobbs wife died feb 20 
Jonathan Godfree died march 3^ 
Jonathan Moultons wife died June 22 
The Rev Mr Gokin expired on Lord's Day aug 25 : 1734 
Nathaniel Lock senior died Not 12 


Mary Tayler died febr 25 

mr Simon Marston died may 4*** 

he was hurt with the log apr 26 

Daniel marstons wife died July 10 

Roberd moultons young child died Sept 5 

Benj° Hobbs jun's child died sept 1^ 

Mr Benj° Lampreys wife died sept 17 

Benjamin Brown died oct y* 1** 

Worthington moultons wife died Nov' 5 

Lieu^ John Shearbons daughter died of the awfull distemper 
Nov 27 or 28 

Nathaniel Masons only son died Dec 12 

Lieut Shearbon had another died Dec 22 

Jonathan Garlands child died Dec 27 

Ens marston son Sam" died Dec 30 

Noah Wards eldest son died Dec 30 

' '" y* 26 1735 on Saterday my Brother Samuels daughter abigil was 
. ik'-i '' rith a mortal distemper: the tuesday following which was the 28 
day oi V f^y his only son Sam" was taken with the same awfull illness they 
continued till Saterday and both died : august y® 2^^ abigil early in y® 
morning and Sam" early that evening they were lovely in tlieir life and in 
their death they were not devided : they were both decently buried in one 
grave on monday aug 4"* and on tuesday morning his daughter Elisabeth 
died after about &ree days after she was taken with the same distemper 
the distemper dreadfully siezed their throat in an awfull manner 

Jan 8 ms mason died 
Jan 10 David Wedgwood jun' died 

and Daniel marston's child died 
Jan 15 : ms frees" negro woman died 

and her daughter jan 15 died 
Jan 1 6 Mrs frees' daughter Rachel died 

32 Deaths in Hampton^ N. H. [Jan. 

Jan 25 Richard Taylers son Benj° died 

also Jan 25 at night Catheren Sargent died 

f ebr 4 Joseph pages child died 

febr 5 Sam" Dearbon jun' died 

before febr 7 mr Jona° moultons daughter Hannah died 

febr 5^ Joseph Leavitts son Thomas died 

febr 7 Thomas pags daughter died 

febr 9 : at night Joseph Dearbons daughter died 

febr 13 Joseph Dearbons son Joseph died 

febr 21 Deacon Moultons child died 

febr 22 Jonathan Elkins only daughter died 

febr 27 Henry Moultons eldest son died 

febr 28 Daniel moodeys child died 

march 1 Henry moultons son peter died 

march 2 Henry moultons daughter died 

march 4 Brother Robies daughter died 

march 4 mr Thomas Wards daughter died 

march 6 Thomas Bachelders daughter died 


march 7 Jonathan marstons child died 

march 9 Henry moultons son Josiah died 

march 9 Brother Robies son Sam" died 

march 10 Benjamin Hobbs jun' died 

march 13 his sister mary Hobbs died 

march 15 Henry moultons 5*** child died 

march 15 Jeremiah Dearbons child died 

march 21 Jeremiah Dearbons daughter died 

march 26 Brother philbricks wife died 

march 31 madam Gookins son Abijah died 

april 1 Serjent Job Chapmans wife died 

april 2 Jonathan Elkins jun's wife died 

april 5 madam Gookins son John Cotton died 

april 6 Joshua Towls youngest daughter died 

april 17 Thomas Hains' daughter Sarah died 

april 22 Sam" Locks child died 

april 26 Simon Dearbons son died 

april 26 Jonathan Thomas' child died 

april 28 Thomas Hains* son died 

may !•* Jeremiah Dearbons daughter died 

may 3^ Sam" Locks other child died 

may 14"* Cap* Thomas' girl died 

may 14 Serj Caleb Towls son Sam" died 

may 27 Thomas Hains' daughter died 

may 27 Tho' Hains daughter died at the falls 

June 7 ms Shaw y* ancient widow died 

June 8 philip Towls youngest son died 

June 11 philip Towls Lame son died 

June 13 philip Towls other son died 

July 2 abiah webster died 

July 3 Edward moultons daughter died 

July 1 6 Rachel Samborn died 

aug 18 Jeremiah marstons youngest child died 

1904.] Deaths in Hampton, N. H. 33 

aag 30 Henry fifields youngest child died 

Sept 2°^ William moultons of northill youngest died 

Sept 5 William moultons second daughter died 

Sept 6 His Eldest daughter died 

Sept 8 his only daughter died 

Sept 12 His youngest son died 

Octob 19 Richard Taylors son jona° died 

Octob 31 Jeremiah Cloughs wife died 

Nov 9 John Nays child died 

Nov 14 Deacon Dearbon Sen's wife died 

Dec 12 mehitable Samboms youngest girl died 

Dec 23 Her youngest son died 

Jan 12 Ens marstons daughter Hannah died 
Jan 31 morris Lampreys child died 
febr 12 David fogg died 
febr 26 Lieu* Sherbons young child died 
apr 28 Dr Jackson daughter died 
may 4 Sam^ Locks child died 
may 5 Jonathan Knowlss child died 
august 11 Elisha pages child died 
Sept 8 : the widow Lucea moulton died 
Sept 28 the widow Lock died 
Nov 20 : Nathan Sambons child died 

omitted before 
Sept 24: 1737 Jona° wedgwoods child died 

the first that died this year was Rogers Shaws Son Benjamin Jan 8 
Brother Joseph philbricks child di^ Jan 21 
m Grifiths negro boy died febr 3 
Jonathan Garlands child Died march 3 
Jonathan Thomas* child about march 8 
he widow Mary Sambom march 3 
. .rother Thomas* child died april 5 
■ widow Sarah marston died apr 13 
>i*.phen Smiths young child died may 15 
liii Sam" palmers daughter Sarah died May 26 
Deacon Tuckes wife died may y® — 29 
moses perkins* child died July — 3 
Joseph Johnson child died Sept — 21 
John Bachelders child died with y® distemper October 18 
John Redmans young child died Nov 2 
John Bachelders other child died Nov 3 
the widow perkins died suddenly Nov : 6 
Caleb marstons jrs wife died Nov — 13 
Serj Sam" Smith died Nov y«— 23 
mary Godfrey died December y^ — 20 

Mr aritus Leavit died Jan — 14 
Edmond Chapman died febr 20 

34 Deaths in Hamptouj Jf. H. [Jan. 

Jonathan marstons wife died febr 21 

Joseph Bach elders son Joseph died mar** 15 

his son Increas and his daughter Rachel! died march y* — 17 

Benj" marstons wife died — 23 

Joseph Bachelder daugh Hannah and his son Reuben died y® 26 

before Capt Daws wife died y® 25 

John Taylers child died y« 25 

mr David wedgwoods wife April 1 

Jacob moultons wife april 6 

Cristopher palmers daughter 10 

Timothy Dallen's young child 14 

Sister mary Dearbon died may 1 

Serj morris Hobbs died may 7 

the widow Hannah philbrick died May 22 

Thomas Nuds child died aug 26 

John Leavits child died octob 11 

Daniel foggs chiln died octob 27 

Doctor Tappin died Nov 28 

Thomas Brown sen''s wife died Dec 21 


febr 7 morris Lampreys child died 
febr 9 ms Tapping child died 
febr 13 mr Jacob Brown died 
march 11 ms Tappins negro boy died 
march 13 mary Chapman died 
april 1 mr John Moulton died 
april 7 : old mr morris Hobbs died 
may 11 Stephen Batchelders child died 
may 16 the ancient widow Smith died 
July 19 obediah marstons child died 
octob abraham Drake" jun''s wife died 


Jan 5 David pages wife died 
Jan 16 Dr Jacksons daughter died 
Jan 21 the ancient mr John moulton died 
Jan 29 John Smith jun" wife died 
febr 25 widow Rebeckah moulton died 
april 2 Robert Drakes child died 
4 Simon Dearbon junr died 
august amos Knowls'' child died 
aug 24 Peter Johnsons wife died 
sept 3 Reuben Dearbons only daughter died 
sept 20 Zacheriah Towls chiid died 
sept 21 his other child died 
octob 13 mr Solomons pages wife died 
octob 26 David pages daughter died 

these last 4 children died of y« throat distemper 
Oct 25 Jon a" Knowls' child died by them 
Nov 21 Reuben Dearbons wife died 
Dec 3 Reuben Dearbons young child died 

1904.] Deaths in Hampton, JT. H. 35 


Jan 4 : Deacon Tucke Died in y* 90*** year of his age 
Jan 10 : Benj° potters wife died 
Jan mr Dayid Wed wood died 

and the widow Healey 
febr 17 Joshua Browns wife Died 
apr 3 Uie widow moolton Died 

april 11 Dn Philbricks young child died named Joshua 
June 8 : mr Robert DrsJses wife died 
June 26 David Pages only daughter died 
July 3 : mr Jonathan Moulton died suddenly 
July the widow Dow died 
august 8 Nath" Lampreys son died 
aug 18 : Sam^ Bachelders son died 
aug 19 : moses Leavits child died 
aug 31 morish Hobbs wife died 
Sept 2 Antony Taylor was drowned 
Sept 3 Jacob moultons daughter Doley died 
Sept 24 moris Hobbs' child died 
Octob 1 moris Hobbs' other child died 
Octob 17 Serg* Ephraim marston died 
Dec 29 £phr™ marstons child bom and died 


Jan 3. the widow Abial marston died 
Jan 30 mr Robert Drake Died 
march 15 mr Thomas Ward Died 
march 30 mary Loverin Died 
^p il 4 : sister susanua James Died 
ril 1 6 : the widow Tay lers child Died 

•ril 30 : peter Johnson Died 

uly Nath" Towls child Died 
^ug 11 : Deacon philbricks child Died named Josiah 
Dec 3. Lieu^ Nath* Drakes wife Died 
Dec 11. Docter Sargents wife Died 


febr 6"» Argentine Tifield Died 
march 7 Dr Newmans child Died 

next Cornet Dearbons wife Died 
June 8 Christopher palmirs child Died of the throat Distemper 
June 29 Thomas Brown Sen*^ Died 
aug 15 m" Staniford Died 

October : mr William Sambom Died aged above ninety 
Sam" Sherbons Child Died soon after 


Jan 4 Jeremiah Pages child Died 

Jan 5 : my honored & Dear mother Died. [Sarah, dau. of Thos. Web- 
ster, ancester of Daniel Webster.] 

36 Descendants of Oharles Oaldwell. [Jan. 

Jan 14 philip Smith Died 

Jan 15 Shubel pages wife was brought abed with a Dead child 

Sometime in march Sam^ Shearbons child bom & Died 

april 26 Jona° Shaws oldest child Died with the awful throat distemper 

april 30 John foggs daughter Died of it also 

may 3 John foggs oldest daughter Died 

may 6 John foggs youngest son Died 

may 7 Jonathan Shaws youngest child Died 

may 9 John fogg had another daughter Died 
all these six Died of y^ throat illness 
• may 24 : Sam" Garlands child Died 

May 26 John Tucke" child Died with fitts 

may 29 Deacon Tucke" daughter abigil Died with the throat Distemper 

July 8 Deacon philbricks daughter Hannah Died of y* throat Dis- 

July 12 Deacon philbricks youngest daughter Died of the throat Dis- 

august 5 Abigil Knowls Died of y® throat Distemper aged 27 years 

aug 12 : ms Tappings daughter Molly Died of a consumption 

aug 16. Henry fifields child Died of y^ Uiroat illness 

octob 4 : the widow anne palmer Died 

octob. 16: the widow Knowls Died 

Dec 9 : serj James Leavits Granddaughter Died of the awfull throat 

Dec 10 Sam" Locks child Died of a fever 

Serj Jeremiah marston and Daniel Tilton Died at Cape breton 

[To be concluded.] 


Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smyth, and communicated by Dr. Bernard C. Steim:r. 

1. Charles^ Caldwell and his brother John Caldwell came from 
Beith, in Scotland, to New England about the year 1718. It is said that 
they deserted from the army in the early part of the rebellion of 1715. 
They were aristocratic in their manners, and unaccustomed to the indus- 
trious habits of the early settlers of New England. John was married 
before he came to this country, but Charles was unmarried. Soon after 
their arrival, they bought a house, a shop or store, land, etc. They were 
traders. John remained in Hartford, but Charles removed to Guilford. 
Administration on John's estate was given to his widow Hannah, Sept. 28, 
1734, she giving bond in the sum of £8000. (12 Hartford Prob. Rec., 
p. 11.) Major John Caldwell was of this family. His will, without date 
(Hartford Prob. Rec, xviii, 68), names wife Mary, and sons John and 
Samuel, and provides that if his sons die before they arrive at the age of 
21 years, his brothers James, George and Charles, or their legal represen- 
tatives, should have his property. Charles Caldwell of Hartford, and 

1904.] Descendants of Charles Caldwell. 37 

George Caldwell of Salisbury, carried on iron works at the latter place in 
1768, and were probably sons of John. They eventually failed, and many 
persons lost money by them. 

1. Charles^ Caldwell, of Guilford, married, Nov. 3, 1724, Anna, 

daughter of Rev. Thomas Ruggles. She died May 19, 1760; and 
he died Feb. 12, 1765. 
Children : 

i. William," b. Oct. 13, 1726 ; d. May 24, 1727. 

li. Anna. b. Feb. 28, 1729; d. Apr. 26, 1800; m. Nov. 80, 1748, Hon. 
Nathaniel HiU, who d. Nov. 16, 1771. 
2. iU. Thomas, b. May 28, 1784; d. Oct. 14, 1808. 
8. iv. Nathaniel, b. Nov. 18,* 1786; d. Oct. 18, 1802. 
4. V. Samuel, b. May 4, 1742 ; d. Sept. 29, 1777. 

2. Thomas* Caldwell ( Charles^), of Guilford, married, Apr. 23, 1755, 

Anna, daughter of Benjamin Fowler. She died Feb. 2, 1815. 

i. Anna,» b. Nov. 16. 1767; d. Feb. 19, 1769. 

11. William, b. Jan. 16, 1760 ; d. July 10, 1796 ; lived at Kingston, Ja- 

ill. Anna, b. Aug. 2, 1762; d. single, Aug. 6, 1829. 

Iv. Sarah, b. Jan. 8, 1764; d. Apr. 17, 1839; m. Dec. 20, 1816, Col. 
Samuel Robinson, of Guilford, who d. Nov. 17, 1889. 

V. Mart, b. July 1, 1766; d. May 24, 1831; m. Nov. 21, 1793, Major 
Jedediah Lathrop, of Guilford and Norwich, who d. in Norwich, 
Jan. 80, 1869. Their children were : 1. Waiiam Edward^ b. Aug. 
81, 1794. 2. Charles Caldwell, b. Oct. 8, 1796; d. Dec. 27, 1868; 

m. , who d. Aug. 10, 1860. 3. Mary, b. July 2, 1797 ; d. single. 

4. Cornelia, b. Oct. 13, 1799 ; m. William L'Hommedieu of Nor- 
wich; d. Jan. 6, 1861. 6. Richard Tracy, b. May 28, 1802. 6. 
George Thomas, b. Aug. 12, 1803; d. Mch. 11, 1805. 7. George 
Thomas, b. Sept. 1, 1805; d. single, at Georgetown, S. C. 8. 
Henry Perkins, b. June 9, 1810. 

vi. Huth, b. Apr. 14, 1769; d. single, Sept. 18, 1846. 

v'i John, b. Oct. 22, 1773; d. single, Dec. 7, 1843. 

Clara, or Clarissa, b. Apr. 7, 1776; d. single, in 1876. 

. ^/^'F aniel' Caldwell (Charles^), oi Guilford, married, Dec. 10, 
1 . iO, Clarinda, daughter of Rev. Edmund Ward. She died Dec. 
1 , 1791. He graduated from Yale College in 1757, was a mer- 
chant, and kept the village inn. He was a loyalist in the Revo- 
lutionary war. His land was attached by direction of the Governor 
and Council of Safety, and sold at public vendue, in December, 
1781, or January, 1782, for £410 " State money." 

i. Harry,* b. Dec. 11, 1762; graduated at Yale, 1784; removed to 
Georgia, where he d. in 1812 ; m. Catharine, dau. of Joseph and 
Sarah (Ruggles) Pynchon. Their children were : 1. Clarinda.* 
2. Catherine, S, Henrietta. 4. Cornelia; d. young. 6. Cornelia. 
6. Mary. 7. Caroline. 8. Henry. 

4. Samuel* Caldwell (Charles^), of Guilford, married, Dec. 22, 1764, 
Rachel Ranney. 
Children : 

1. Caty,» b. Aug. 28, 1766; m. Dec. 8, 1791, George Cleaveland. 

ii. Charles, b. Jan. 27, 1769 ; m. Sept. 14, 1788, Nabby Graves, who 

d. Apr., 1866 ; removed to Georgia, 
m. Samuel, b. May 10, 1774; d. Jan. 9, 1776. 

38 Chate Bible Records. [Jan. 


Commanicated by Ons 6. Hammond, Esq., of Concord, N. H. 

The following records are found in an old family Bible, now in 
the New Hampshire State Library, which was once the property of 
Mrs. Rhoda Chase of Chester, N. H., a gift from her son, Henry 
F. Chase, m 1832. 

A statement of the family of Stephen and Rhoda Chase is printed 
in Chase's History of Chester, N. H., page 489. There are many 
differences between that print and this record, which will be worth 
the attention of any person interested in Chase genealogy. 

Stephen Chase and Rhoda Blake were married Jan. 28, 1777. 

John Sanborn and Susan Chase were married March 28, 1811. 

Joseph Chase and Mehittable Hall were married Nov. 4, 1817. 

Robert Crawford and Dorothy Chase were married Nov. 6, 1821. 

Jacob Chase and Hannah C. James were married March 1, 1827. 

Ira James and Rhoda Chase were married Nov. . . . 1829. 

Henry F. Chase and Abigail Mitchell were married Nov. 12, 1839. 

Richard Dearborn and Sally Chase were married April 26, 1840. 

Jacob Chase and Nancy Hazelton were married May 18, 1851. 

Susan Chase bom Nov. 22, 1787. 

Joseph Chase born Aug. 2, 1789. 

Stephen Chase bom May 23, 1791. 

Polly Chase born Oct. 9, 1793. 

Jacob Chase born Feb. 6, 1797. 

Dorothy Chase born Jan. 12, 1799. 

Rhoda Chase bora April 2, 1802. 

Sally Chase born June 9, 1804. 

Sally Chase born October 30, 1805. 

Henry F. Chase born Aug. 30, 1808. 

Stephen Chase senior Born March 27, 1759. 

Rhoda Chase bora March 27, 1768. 

Sally Chase Died Decem. 20, 1804. 

PoUy Chase Died Decem. 10, 1807. 

Stephen Chase Died Feb. 18, 1829. 

Stephen Chase Jun Died May 18, 1819. 

Rhoda James died Jan. 1, 1844. 

Rhoda Chase died Aug. 16th 1845. 

Jacob Chase died Decem. 13th 1803. 

Pradence Chase died May 1, 1775, aged 49. 

Sally C. Dearborn died Feb. 13, 1848. 

Joseph Chase Died Sept. 14, 1841. 

John Sanborn Died December 1, 1838. 

Susan Sanbora Died May 26, 1854. 

Hannah Chase Died July 9, 1850. 

Jacob Chase died Nov. 13«» 1861. 

Dorothy Crawford died Dec. 31"* 1864. 

Henry F. Chase died March 20«» 1867. 

Mary A. Chase died July 4*^ 1855. 

George J. Chase died Oct. 28"» 1861. 

1904.] ThmuM Wright and Benjamin Wright. 39 

Laura Jane Chase died Dec. 5^ 1861. 
Jodah Chase Born April 2, 1767. Died June 27, 1846. 
Lydia Chase Bom July 5, 1773. Died April 2, 1857, 
John UnderhiU Died May 5"» 1826, aged 33 yrs. 
David Underhill Died July 28, 1827, aged 77. 
Jemima Underhill Died June 28, 1829, Aged 71. 
Susanna Graves Died Oct. 2, 1853, aged 93 yrs. 
Abigail Fogg Died Apr. 23, 1859, Aged 37. 
Abiah Sherbum Died Dec 1834, Aged 63. 

Dolly Mitchell Died Aug. 21, 1851, Aged 72(?) [this last figure is 
bttdlj blotted, and may be either 2 or 3]. 




Compiled bj Hon. Ralph D. Smtth, and communicated by Dr. Bebnabd C. Stbinbb. 

These two early settlers do not seem to have been related. 
1. Thomas* Wright came to Guilford about 1670. He was the 
shepherd to the town. He was not the Thomas Wright who married 
Elizabeth, daughter of Lieut Thomas Chittenden. His ** terrier " showed 
♦hat his homelot contained two acres. He married, Dec. 9, 1673, Sarah, 
' .i\Thter of Edward Benton. He died Dec. 6, 1692 ; and she died Dec. 
- 1692. 
:i' Iren: 

Mary,* b. In 1674; m. In 1698, Gideon Allen of New Haven, 
i. Daniel, b. in 1676; d. Feb. 20, 1698. 
lii. Mkrcy, b. in 1680; d. June 26, 1747; m. Aug. 18, 1707, Thomas 

Bargis, who d. Oct. 23, 1736. 
Iv. Mehitable, b. in 1684; was single in 1730. 
V. .Vbel, b. in 1688 ; d. young. 

Benjamin^ Wright came to Guilford as early as 1645, when he was 
granted leave to set up a " tan mill." He desired to purchase Mr. 
John Caffinch's homelot, which the latter had sold to Thomas 
Standish of Wethersfield. The magistrate, William Loete, told 
Wright that he was **no fit planter for such an accommodation," 
but he went ahead and bought it from Standish, and for this con- 
tempt of court, and other ** grave miscarriages" of like nature, he 
was whipped at New Haven in 1648. He seems to have been of a 
quarrelsome temperament, and to have had unpleasant relations 
with many of the town's people. Removing to Killingworth when 
that town was settled, he died there March 29, 1677. His wife, 

Jane , died Oct. 26, 1684. 

Children : 
2. 1. James," b. In 1643 ; d. Mch. 10, 1727. 

40 Thomas Wright and Benjamin Wright. [Jan. 

ii. Jane, b. in 1644; d. Dec, 1724; m. in 1664, Joseph Hand of Qoil- 

ford, who d. Jan., 1724. 
iii. Benjamin, b. in 1645 ; d. single, in 1684. 
8. iv. Joseph, b. in 1647; d. Feb. 19, 1704. 

V. Anna, b. in 1660; d. May 21, 1731 ; m. (1) Feb. 6, 1677, John Wal- 

stone of Gailford, who d. in 1680; m. (2) Nov. 7, 1688, Dr. Peter 

Talman of Gailford, who d. Jnly 20, 1781. 
Ti. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 15, 1653; d. in 1685; m. Nov. 7, 1676, Edward 

Lee of Gnilford, who d. Apr., 1727. (See Register, ante, Vol. 58, 

p. 68.) 

2, James' Wright {Benjamin}) married first, Sarah Wise ; and married 

second, Hannah , who died Nov. 1, X719, aged 70. 

Children : 

4. i. James.* 

5. ii. Benjamin. His will, dated Oct. 24, 1789, was prored Aug. 19, 1751. 

6. iii. Ebenezer. 

8. Joseph' Wright {Benjamin^) married Elizabeth , who died 

Nov. 2, 1702. 
Children : 

i. Joseph.* 

ii. EuzABBTH, b. Ang. 8, 1696. 

iii. JOUN. 

4. James* Wright (JameSj^ Benjamin})^ of Durham, married, Dec. 14, 

1707, Judith Bushnell. She was bom Sept. 14, 1679, and died 
March 11, 1715-16. 

1. James,^ m. Nov. 7, 1748, Submit, dan. of Benjamin Buel. Their 
children were: 1. Ambrosej^ b. Apr. 14, 1749; d. Sept. 27, 1749. 
2. Christopher, b. Sept. 29, 1752. 8. SuhmU, b. Dec. 4, 1754. 4. 
James, b. Feb. 6, 1757. 5. Bei}0<imin, b. Aug. 28, 1760. 

5. Benjamin* Wright {Jamei^ Benjamin}) married, April 5, 1705, 

Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph Hand. She had land laid out to her 
m Guilford, Dec. 14, 1730. 
Children : 

i. Benjamin,* b. Jan. 18, 1706. 

ii. JosiAH, b. Oct. 18, 1708; of Klllingworth ; m. about 1737; UhoJ:: 

dan. of Comellns Dowd. 

ill. Prudence, b. Jan. 21, 1710. 

Iv. Jeremiah, b. Ang. 14, 1712 ; d. Apr. 9, 1727. 

V. Obadiah, b. Oct. 6, 1714 ; d. probably before 1789. 

vi. David, b. Aug. 27, 1716. 

vii. Euzabeth, b. Jnly 6, 1719. 

6. Ebenezer* Wright (Jamei,^ Benjamin^) married Bethiah, daughter 

of Samuel Camp of Durham. 

i. Samuel,* bapt. July 4, 1725. 

7. John* Wright (Joseph,^ Benjamin^) ^ of Klllingworth, married Mary 

Children : 

i. David,* b. Feb. 5, 1708. 

ii. John, b. Sept. 6, 1711. 

ill. Abigail, b. July 19, 1715. 

iv. Joshua, b. Dec. 80, 1719. 


Church Records ofHawkcy Jf. H. 



Communicated by Datid Wbbstbb Hott, A.M., of Providence, B. I. 

The original MS. is in the possession of Nathaniel Morrill, Esq., 
of Jackson, Mich., whose ancestor, Henry Morrill, was a deacon 
of the charch. 

^ Rev. John Page was ordained over the Congregational church 
here [Danville] in 1763. He died of small pox, January 29, 1782, 
aged 43 ; since that time no minister of that denomination has been 
settled." (Charlton's '' New Hampshire As It Is," 1855, page 178. ) 

Jane 4 1778 Charch voted that each members proportion for sup- 

porting the table this vear be 02'-6 

April 29 1779 The Church voted to have the intermission between 
meetings one hour & an half in the summer season 

May 11 1779 The Church agreed that each members proportion this 
year be 9^ & chose Elisha Batchelder & Josiah 
Teuxbory to collect the money 

• — p^ 12 1779 Voted to dismiss the widow Judith Selley from her 
special relation to this C^ & reconunend her to the 

/ Church in Salisbury 

'1 28 1780 At a C^ meeting agreed that each members proportion 
be 5 dollars tMs year 
^ i^ust 25 1780 At a C^ meeting (on account of the price of wine) 
agreed y^ each member pay two dollars & an half 
in addition to the 5 before agreed upon 

Oct' 1 Voted to dismiss Judith Webster from this Church & 

recommend her to y® C** in Biddeford 

April 27 1781 At a Church meeting agreed that each members propor- 
tion this year for the support of y® table be 7 dollars 

liay 31 1781 At a Church meeting Elisha Batchelder was chose a 

A Record of Baptisms 

Peter son of Dyer Hook 

Phinehas son of Ruben Batchelder 

Elisabeth daugh' of Jon* Challis 

Ebenezer son of Benj* Darling 

Elisha son of Joseph Sweat 

Trustum Sanborn son of Jon* Blake 
( Mary daug' of John Page 
} Joanna daug*^ of Aaron Quimby 
( Phinehas son of John Thorn 

Nathaniel son of Henry Derbum 

• The rest of thif word is torn and obliterated. 



Jan' lo** 

Feby IQ"" 

March ll"- 

March. 18. 


May 20 

Church Records of Havaikt^ Jf, H. 


JuDe \0^ 
July V^ 
July 15. 

July 22. 


Sep' 16. 

Feby 10 

Feb. 17. 

March 10. 

April 14 
AprU 21 

April 28 

May 12 
May 19 
May 26 
June 2 

June 23 

August 4 
Sep-^ 1. 
Nov' 3. 

Nov' 24 

Dec' 1. 

Dec' 29 

Jany 5 

Jany 19 

Feby 23 

March 9 

May 4 
May 11 
July 13 
Oct' 12 

Nov' 16. 

Nov' 23. 

Jany 4. 

April 19. 
April 26. 
May 2 

Simeon son of Thomas Page 
Mary daug' of John March 

iC Moses & Joseph children of Jon^ Collins 
( Daniel & Judith children of John Selley 
\ Sarah daug' of John Sanborn 
( Molly daug' of Cutting Favor 
Joseph & Jonathan children of Sam^ bellows 
Paul son of David Quimby 
Elisabeth daug' of William Selley 
Anna daug' of George Bartlett 

j My son Joseph Wright 
( Hannah daug' of Csdeb Buswell 

Rhoda daug' of Jeremiah Quimby 

Dorothy daug' of Israel Dimond 

Priscilla daug' of George Bartlett 

Nehemiah son of James Lowel 

Hulda daug' of David Tilton 

Elisabeth daug' of Sam^ Quimby 

Hannah daug' of Thomas Page 

Moses son of Ruben True 

Dorothy daug' of Edward Eastman 

Mary daug' of Joseph Clifford Sanborn 
j Humphrey son of Humphrey Hook 
I Sarah daug' of Moses Quimby 

Nathan son of Elisha Batchelder 

Molly French daug' of Henry Derburn 

Jacob son of Paul Dudley 
( Moses son of Joseph Brown 
I William son of John Quimby 

Abraham son of Ephraim Jones 

John son of John Row 

Sarah daug' of Jacob Hook 


Samuel son of Sam^ Fellows 

Benjamin son of John Selley 
C Enoch son of John Sanborn 
( Lucy daug' of David Quimby 

Sarah daug' of Wil™ Buswell 

Timothy son of Ezra Jones 

Nanny daug' of Sam^ Webster 

My daughter Molly 

{Betty daug' of Annis Cammel jun*" 
Sarah daug' of Ephraim Jones 
Mary daug' of John Thorn 
Sarah daug' of Thomas Page 

Miriam daug' of Ruben Batchelder 
Isaac son of George Bartlett 
Henry son of Henry Derburn 
Hitty daug' of Edward Eastman 


Church Records of Hawke, Jf. H. 


June 7. 

July 19. 


Oct' 4. 

Nov' 8. 

January 4 

March 6. 

March 13. 

May 1. 

May 16. 

June 12 

June 19 

July 17 

July 24 

Sep' 4 

Oct' 2 

Oct' 30 


January 1. 
Feb^ 12 
Feby 19 

March 19 
April 16 
Mav 21 
May 28 

June 11 
June 25 

July 23 
August 13 
August 27 
Sep' 17 
Oct' 29 
Nov' 12 

Nov' 26 

Elisha son of Aaron Quimby 
William son of Ruben True 
Caleb eon of Jeremiah Towle 
Henry son of Jeremiah Quimby 
Daniel son of Sam^ Quimby 


Hulda daug' of Elisha Batchelder 

Ebenezer son of John Selley 

Obediah son of John Sanborn 

Stephen son of Paul Dadley 

Henry Morrill son of Tim® Blake. 

My daughter Abigail 

Josiah son of David Tilton 

Moses son of William Buswell 
( Ruben son of Humphrey Hook 
( Alice daug' of Ephraim Jones 

Dolly daug' of Peter Elkins 

Ebenezer son of Ebenezer Severens 
( Mary daug' of Ezra Jones 
( Abraham son of Nocholass Dolloffe 

Mary daug' of John Thome 


Judith daug' of Moses Quimby 
Daniel son of Thomas Page 

{Obediah son of Edward Eastman 
Mary daug' of Daniel Kelley 

Molly daug' of Jeremiah Towle 

Lucy daug' of Aaron Quimby 

Sarah daug' of Annis Cammel 
f Elisabeth daug' of Joseph Clifford Sanborn 
( Susanna daug' of George Bartlett 

Molly French 
J Jonathan son of Henry Derbum 
( Susy daug' of Mary Quimby 

Moses son of Moses Col bey 

Josiah son of John Sanborn 

Jonathan son of Ruben True 

Sarah daug' of Sam" Quimby 

William son of John Selley 
( Esther the wife of Issachar Ring 
( Lissy daug' of Issachar Ring 

Sam^ Adams son of Phineas Sanborn 

Feb^ 4 Nehemiah sou of Daniel Lowel 

Feb^ 1 1 Rhoda daug' of David Quimby 

May 27 Natlianael son of Joseph Brown 

June 3 ( Aaron son of Jeremiah Quimby 

\ Jemima daug' of Jeremiah Quimby Jun' 
July 1 j Oliver son of James Lowell 

( Molly daug' of Sam^ Fellows 



Church Records of Hawke^ N. H. 


July 29 

August 19 


Sep' 9 

Sep' 23 

Sep' 30 

Oct' 28 

Nov' 11 

Dec' 9*^ 

Dec' 23 

July 8 ( Susanna daug' of Timothy Blake 
( Mary daug' of Peter Elkins 

John son of David Tilton 

Miriam daug' of Ephraim Jones 

Joseph son of Wil°* Buswell 
( Elisabeth daug' of Elisha Batchelder 
( William son of Daniel Kelly 

Josiah son of Josiah Bradley 

My daugh' Betty 

Henry son of John Thorn 

Joanna daugh' of Joseph C. Sanborn 

Elisabeth daugh' of James Towle 

Sarah daugh' of Timothy Worth 

Jan^ 13 Dolly daug' of Moses Quimby 

i David son of Sam^ Quimby 
Nathan son of John Sanborn 
Ezra son of Ezra Jones 
Sarah daug' of Henry Dearborn 
April 28 Moses son of Issachar Ring 
June 2 Edward son of Edward Eastman 

June 23 George son of George Bartlett 

July 28 Osgood son of Ruben True 

August 11 Jabez son of Thomas Page 
Sep' 1 ( Mary daug' of Aaron Quimby 

( John & Morris twin children of John March Jun' 
Sep' 15 Nabby daugh' of Annas Cammel 

Oct' 20 Sarah daugh' of Jeremiah Towle 

Dec' 29 Thomas son of David Quimby 

Jan^ 5 Moses son of Ebenezer Tucker 

March 8 Huldah daug' of Peter Elkins 

C Moses son of Gideon Tossy of Poplin 
May 17 -| Susanna daug' of Nehemiah Sleeper 

( Mary daug' of Josiah Tuxbury 
July 5 Rachel daug' of Benj* Scribner 

July 19 My son John 

August 23 Nathan son of W™ Tobey 
Aug 30 ( Mary daug' of Daniel Kelley 

( Esther daug' of James Towle 
October 25 Hannah dku' of David Tilton 
Nov' 8 Sarah dau' of Joseph Clifford Sanborn 

Nov' 22 Stevens son of John Sanborn. E. Parish 

Nov' 29 Josiah son of Jedediah Philbrick 
Dec' 13 Eleanor a servant maid of Elisabeth Huntington 

Feb^ 14 Henry son of Joseph Brown 
Feb^ 28 Peter son of John Sanborn 

March 14 David son of Sam* Fellows 
March 21 Abigail daug' of Sam* Quimby 


Church Records of Hawkey N. H. 


April. 4. 
April 18 
May 9 
May 16 

May 30 
June 20 
July 4 
August 1 
Sep' 26 
Oct^ 10 
Nov' 14 
Nov^ 21 

Feb. 27 
April 10 
May 8 

May 15 
June 19 
July 31 
Sep' 4 

Feby 19 
March 12 
April 9 

April 30 

Mav 14. 
May 21 
June 11 

Oct' 15 

Jaii^ 21. 
March 3 
AprQ 7. 
Mav 12 
MaV 19 
JuDe 16 

July 7 
Nov' 3 
Nov' 10 

Jan^ 12 

Jacob son of Tim** Worth 
Moses son of Moses Hoit 
Molly daugh' of Abraham Darling 

{Hannah daug' of Reuben True 
Benjamin son of Benj* Scribner 
Jonathan son of Reuben Batchelder 
fUisha son of Elisha Batchelder 
Henry son of John March 
Mary daug' of Thomas Page 
Jonathan son of Ebenezer Tucker 
Hannah daug' of George Bartlett 
Hulda daug' of William Tobey (Poplin) 
Henry son of Nehemiah Sleeper 


Molly daug' of Annas Cammel 

Obadiah son of Peter Elkins 

Sarah daugh' of Josiah Tuxbury 
( Joseph son of Simeon Currier of Poplin 
( Lydia dan' of Jacob Eelley 

My daughter Sarah 

Jacob ^>ok son of John Sanborn of East Parish 

Ruben son of Jeremy Towle 

Jacob son of Elisha Hook 


John son of Samuel Quimby 

Jacob son of John SeUey 
( John son of Reuben True 
( Joseph son of Joseph Clifford Sanborn 

{Lucy daughter of Humphrey Hook 
Phinehas son of John Sanborn 
Mary dau' of Jedediah Philbrick 
Thomas sou of Sam" Fellows 

{Josiah son Henry Dearborn 
Benjamin sou of John Eastman of Kingston 
Judith daug' of Ebenezer Tucker 

David son of George Bartlett 
Annis son of Annis Cammel 
Anna Enoch & Lydia children of Thomas Challis 
Elisabeth daug' of Peter Elkins 
David son of Josiah Tuxbury 

{Gideon son of Simeon Currier of Poplin 
Reuben son of Josiah Batchelder 
Sarah wife of Jonathan Robinson of Poplin 
Eleanor daug' of Thomas Page 
John son of John Sanborn, E. Parish 

Anne daug' of Humphrey Hook 
{ My daughter Hannah 
\ Elisabeth daug' of Joseph Brown 


Church Records of Hawhty N. H. 


March 9 Nathan son of John Sanborn 

March 19 Miriam Brown of Poplin 

March 30 Moses son of John Sellej 

May 4 Doroty the wife & Joseph Collins the son of Jqhn Hoit ol 

May 11 ( Joseph son of Reuben True 

I William Tandy son of Gideon Tossy of Poplin 
June 1 Nicolas son of Jeremy Towle 

June 8 ( Timothy son of Sam" Quimby 

( Rhoda dau** of Edward £astman 
June 15 Moses son of Elisha Hook — Poplin 
August 3 James son of James Towle 
Sep' 21 Elisabeth daug' of Jedediah Philbrick 

Oct' 5 Esther daug' of Samuel Fellows 

Feb'^ 1 Moses son of Josiah Tuxbiiry 

Feb^ 15 C Reuben son of Jos. Clifford Sanborn 

( Doroty daug' of George Bartlett 
June 28 Hannah dai^ of Annas Cammel 

July 5 Daug' of Jonathan Clough 

July 26 Peter Glitten son of John Hoyt of Poplin 

August 2 Elihu son of Matthias Heath 
Oct' 18 Stephen Barnard son of Issachar Ring 

Nov' 22 Reuben son of Humphrey Hook 

Nov' 29 Abigail daug' of Peter Elkins 

Jan'^ 24 Hannah daug' of Joseph Brown 

Feb^ 21 My son Phineas 
March 21 Abigail daug' of John Sanborn 

i Hannah daug' of Sam^ Quimby 
May 9 •< Susanna daug' of Neh. Sleeper 

( MoUy daug' of Tho» Challis 
June 6 Mary daug' of John Selley 

July 4 Molly daug' of John Sanborn E.P. 

August 8 Molly daug' of Reuben True 
August 22 Sarah daug' of John Hoyt of Poplin 
Sep' 19 Phebe daug' of Jeremy Towle 

Nov. 7 Anna daug' of Dudley Merrill whose wife an'nd cov* 

Dec' 29 Sarah daug' of Jedediah Philbrick 


Feby 20 Sarah daug' of Josiah Batchelder 

Feb^ 27 Dolly daug' of Joseph C. Sanborn 

May 21 Reuben son of Henry Page 

June 4 Josiah son of Josiah Tuxbury 

June 30 James son of Benj* Sanborn of Sandown 

August 20 Betty daug' of Josiah Fowler 

October 1 Elisabeth daug' of Jon* Clough 

Oct' 29 Lydia Anna & Molly Child** of Tim® Worth 

Nov. 12 Webster son of Henry Page 

Dec' 17 Moses son of Geoi^e Bartlett 

1904.] Church Records of tiawlct^ N. H. 4T 

March 11 My daughter Anna 
April 1 Samuel son of Annas Cammel 

July 22 Nehemiah son of James Towle 

July 29 Lois daug*" of Nehemiah Sleeper 

October 7 Isaac son of Israel Hook 

May 25 Lucy Blake an'ed her baptismal coy^ 

Lois daaghter of Thomas Paige 
Lucy daughter of Jeramiah Towl 
Nehemiah son of Nehemiah Sleeper 
James True son of Isral Hook 
Lucy daughter of Jonathan Blake 
Darnel son of Jonathan Blak 

A Record of Marriages 


Timothy Blake & Susanna Morrill both of Hawke marriedf Dec' 22 by 


Henry Lancaster & Judith Hadley both of Salem Feb^ 25 by Licence. 
John Smith of Chester & Abigail Clough of Brentwood May 30 by Pub* 

Timothy Jewel of Newtown & Ruth Wadliegh of Kingston July 12 by 

Jonathan EHot of Rumford & Naomi Sweat of Kingston Sep' 18 by Pub* 

Moses Clough & Mary Cram both of Nottingham Nov' 8 by Ptiblishment. 
Ezra Jones & Mehitabel Bean both of Hawk Nov' 8 by Publishment. 
Jonathan Ring & Martha Calf both of Poplin Nov' 22 by Publishment. 

John Moody Oilman & Elisabeth Ranough both of Kingston April 2 

by Licence. 
Sargent Wells & Theodate Gough of Sandown by Publishm* Oct' 22. 
Joseph Cass & Miriam Flanders of Epping by Licence October 30. 
John Kimbal & Dorothy Taylor of Poplin by Licence October 31. 
Annifl Cammel & Elisabeth Webster of Hawke Dec' 12 by Publishment. 

William Newton & Mary Ranough of Hawke January 28 by Publishment. 
Joshua Abbot & Joanna Fuller of Chester Sep*^ 11 by Publishment. 
Jabez Morrill & Hannah Clough of Poplin Oct' 9 by Licence. 
Daniel Gorden & Elisabeth Brazeal of Raymond Oct' 30 by Publishment. 

Jonathan Collins & Dorothy Webster of Hawke April 29 by Publishment. 
Peter Elkins & Hulda Buswell of Hawke June 11 by Publishment. 
Simeon Glidden & Rebecca Smith of Deerfield Oct*" 19 by Publishment. 

[To be concluded.] 

• This MS. of Chnrch Acts, Record of Baptisms and Record of Marriages, is all in 
one handwriting, excepting what comes under this date of 1788. 
fThe word "married" in subsequent entries is hereinafter omitted. 

48 The Brooks Family of Woburn. [Jan. 


By William R. Cutter and Ahthuk G. Lobino, Esqrs., of Wobnrn. 

An article on this subject was communicated by William R. Cutter, and 
published in the April, 1875, number of the Register, which was, in 
reality, the material gathered by his father, Dr. Benjamin Cutter, many 
years before, with a few additions from data found in Sewall's " Woburn," 
and some later sources ; but since that publication so much of great value 
has been gathered, and so many sources of information have been made 
available through manuscripts and printed works, opening a broader field 
of the subject, that the compilers have undertaken the following work of 
entire revision, and the correction of many previously printed errors. 

1. Henrt^ Brooks, a resident of Concord in 1639, having a wife and 
children previous to his coming to Woburn about 1G50, married, after ar- 
rival here, before Mar. 27, 1651, Susanna, the widow of Ezekiel Richardson. 
She, in 1670, was described by an authority of that time as "an ancient 
and skilful woman, living at Woburn," famous for her attainments in 
medical science.* She died Sept. 15, 1681 ; and Henry Brooks married, 
probably his third wife, Annes Jaquith, July 12, 1682, and died Apr. 12, 
1683. In his will, dated July 18, 1682 (six days after his last marriage), 
he names wife Annes; son-in-law, John Mousall; sons, John, Timothy 
and Isaac ; and daughters, Sarah and Lestor ; also grandchildren, Isaac and 
Henry, sons of his son Isaac, and Miriam, their sister. All his children 
were probably by his first marriage. 

Children : 

1. Joseph,' b. at Concord, ** 12. 2. 1641." 

2.11. John, of Woburn. 

8. ill. Timothy, of Woburn, BlUerlca and Swanzey. 

4. Iv. Isaac, of Woburn. 

6. v. Sarah, m. John Mousall, MAy 13, 1650. 

6. vl. Lestor (daughter). 

William Brackenbury, of Charlestown, conveyed to Henry Brooks six 
parcels of land in Woburn (178 acres) at a place commonly called Horn 
Pond, together with a house frame, Dec. 20, 1650. The homestead estate 
of Henry Brooks is described in the Woburn Records, in 1678. The 
buildings were then located on what was called South Street (present 
lower Main Street). In 1798 this homestead was owned by Capt. Nath- 
aniel* Brooks, son of Nathaniel* [25]. 

In a suit, Dec, 1 658, Henry Brooks testified he was then aged *< about 
66" years. 

♦ Compare Mass, Hist, Coll.. i., 168, W. R. Cutter's sketch ** Wolram," and Hurd's 
Midd, Co., i., 366>367. Ezekiel Richardson, her former husband, died Oct. 21, 1647. 
He was one of the three brothers Richardson, prominent in the first settlement of 
Woburn, and his brother, Samuel Richardson, in a deed dated Mar. 27, 1651, mentions 
Ezekiel Richardson, *' my brother," Thomas Richardson, ''our brother," and "my 
sister, Susanna Brooks (who was wife of mv deceased brother, Ezekiel Richardson). 
Henry Brooks and wife Susanna conveyed property to Theophilus Richardson, the 
son of Ezekiel, which stands as a confirmation of this relationship; and Theophilus 
Richardson's widow married John* Brooks, son of Henry* Brooks. 

1904.] The Brooks Family of Wobum. 49 

An abBtract of the will of Henry Brooks is published in the Hon. Ed- 
ward F. Johnson's "Abetracte of Early Wobum Deeds," p. 31. He 
described himself in the will as a clothier, and as '^ stricken in years," — his 
age being then about ninety-one years. 

The will of Henry Brooks describes his lauds with some particularity ; 
to his daughter, Lester, or Lestor, he gives and bequeaths 5 shillings, and 
no more, because " she hath received her portion already " ; to his " liev. 
pastors, Mr. Thomas Carter and Mr. Jabez Fox," he gives 20 shillings 
apiece. Isaac, his son, was his sole executor, and his trusted friend, Lieut. 
William Johnson, he desired should be overseer, and he crave him 20 shil- 
lings. He made his executor his residuary legatee, and desired that his 
two grandchildren should not alienate any of the land he gave them during 
their father's life. 

The inventory discloses about 20 acres of upland on the east side of the 
highway ; 7 acres of meadow, adjoining to said land ; 8 acres of meadow 
in Forty Pound Meadow, given to the children of Isaac Brooks ; about 80 
acres of upland on west side of the highway on both sides of the river, 
given to the two sons of Isaac Brooks ; die great lot in Woburn Common,* 
given to Miriam, daughter of Isaac Brooks, 42 acres ; 3 small lots in Wo- 
bum Common, amounting to about 15 acres; for a division of woodland in 
Wobum Common land, the half given to the two sons of Isaac Brooks ; 
6 acres of meadow land in Shred Pine Meadow ; for the town privilege in 
herbage, the half given to the two sons of Isaac Brooks ; bi acres of swamp 
bottom; and 15 acres of land by Mount Discovery. 

These lands can be traced by deeds for three generations. (See " Early 
Wobum Deeds," by Hon. Edward F. Johnson.) 

2. John* Brooks (ffenry^), born about 1623, before his father came 
to Wobum, and of a wife whose name and record is unknown to her Wo- 
burn posterity, was married, Nov. 1, 1649, to Eunice, daughter of Deacon 
John Mousall, a founder and much honored citizen of Woburn, the erector 
of one of the first houses. Deacon Mousall died Mar. 27, 1665, leaving a 
widow, Joanna, a son, John Mousall, and a daughter, Eunice (above), the 
wife of John Brooks, ** but the name of Mousall (pronounced Mowz-zall) 
as a surname, is now extinct from the place." The will of the senior John 
Mousall (19th of the 4th month, 1660j makes his two sons, John Mousall 
and John Brooks, joint executors ; gives to his son Brooks's three children, 
and to his grandchild, Sarah Brooks, and to his grandchild, Eunice [Unis] 
Brooks; to his son, John Brooks (in whose house John Mousall, Sr/s, 
widow was to have a peaceable living) ; gives also to his grandchild, Joanna 
Brooks ; and certain residue of his lands to his two sons [John Mousall, 
and son-in-law John Brooks]. John Mousall, Jr.'s, wife being the sister 
of John Brooks, this relationship of the son is more clearly understood. 
It was the case of being doubly brothers-in-law ; Brooks marrying the only 
sister of Mousall, and Mousall marrying a sister of Brooks. From this 
circumstance arose a partial (not total) combination of the property of 
Deacon John Mousall and Henry Brooks, of which more is said in an 
article by one of the present writers, in the Register, vol. xlvii., p. 4G2, 
et $eg. 

In his will. Deacon John Mousall gives his great meadow [at Woburn 
Centre, in the vicinity of Prospect Street, a tract now covered with build- 

• Meaning not the present Woburn Common, now a square in Woburn Centre, but 
lot« in Wobum common lands or land, as is shown a liitle further on in the paragraph. 

50 The Brooks Family of Wobuj^^ [Jan. 

iogs] to his two Bons equally, but in case the sod, John Monsall, died 
without children, then he (John Mousall, Jr.) could give his share to his 
wife, for use during her life, and after the decease of John Mousall, the 
said son, and his wife leaving no heir, the share was to return to the son 
[in-law] John Brooks's children. 

John Mousall, Jr., did die without children, and some of his property 
returned to John Brooks's children, in accordance with the terms of the 

In 1673, a house described in the town records as the "Hopewell 
House " was owned in common by John Mousall, Jr., and John Brooks, 
being a part of their inheritance from their father, Deacon John Mousall. 

Mrs. Eunice (Mousall) Brooks, wife of John^ Brooks, died in Wobum, 
Jan. 1, 1684; and he married, Feb. 25, 1-684, Mrs. Mary (Champney) 
Richardson, a daughter of John Champney of Cambridge, and the widow 
of Theophilus Richardson of Wobum, the son of John Brooks's stepmother, 
Susanna, the wife of Henry^ Brooks. This second wife survived John* 
Brooks, her second husband, and died in Woburn, Aug. 26, 1704. 

John* Brooks was born about twenty years before the settlement of 
Woburn, and it is known that he was about 45 years of age in 1668. In 
1690, at the age of about 67 years, he participated as a soldier in the 
Phips Expedition to Quebec. The will of John Brooks, Sr., dated July 
29, 1690, probated Nov. 16, 1691, he . . . "being bound for Canada 
in the Expedition against the French enemy" . . . mentions wife, 
Mary; sons, Jabez, John and Ebenezer; daughters, Deborah, Eunice, 
Sarah and Joanna; grandchildren, Eunice Buck, Eunice Carter, Eunice 
Roberts, and John Buck, John Carter, John BVooks, David Roberts ; and 
Mary and Elizabeth, his son John's two children ; Eunice Brooks, daughter 
of his son Ebenezer ; and Mary, daughter of his daughter, Deborah Rich- 
ardson. He also names son John Richardson [husband of Deborah] ; and 
mentions John Dane [Dean], an apprentice, and Rev. Pastor Mr. Jabez 
Fox. To son John Brooks he gives that piece of land . . . called 
by the name of English Hills. He gives the care of his son Jabez to 
Lieut. James Converse, during his minority. 

John Brooks, Sr., in Sept., 1691, was dismissed from ordinary trainings 
on account of his decrepitness and incapacity to serve. He was evidently 
a soldier in King Philip's War, 1675-6, but his identity is not positive. 

In "A true list of those persons who have a just claim (either in Wo- 
bum, or the next adjacent towns) to the bounty of the General Court, by 
being (either personally, or by their ancestors) in the Canada expedition, 
Anno 1690. — Taken in Woburn, Feb. 19th, 1738, by virtue of an order 
of the said General Court, bearing date Dec. 22d, last past," appears : 

" 23. — fJonatban Brooks, in right of his grandfather John Brooks, both 
of Woburn. Attested by Joseph Reed." (Mass. Archives, 36 : 246-47 ; 
115: 574.) 

John^ Brooks died Sept. 29, 1691. 

Children, born in Wobum : 

i. John,' b. Nov. 28, 1650; d. Nov. 22, 1G63. 

il. Sarah, b. Nov. 21, 1662; m. Ephraira Buck, Jan. 1, 1670-71. He 
d. Jan., 1720-21. In his will, dated Nov. 23, 1717, probated Mar. 
24, 1720-21, he mentions his wife, Sarah; his sons, Ephraim, 
Samuel, John and Ebenezer; and his danjfhters, Sarah Grover, 
Mary Spike and Eunice Buck ; and also Eunice Richardson, whom 
he brought up; Sarah Grover being the wife of Thomas Grover, 
and Mary Spike the wife of Nathaniel Spike, or Pike. Ephraim 

1904.] The Brooks Family of Woburn. 51 

Bvck wa8» at one time, an inmate of Dea. John Monsall^s family, 
and Is named in the hitter's will. 

ill. Eunice, b. Oct. 10, 1655; mentioned in grandfather Dea. John 
Monsall's will, 1660, as were also her sisters, Sarah and Joanna 
Brooks. She m. at least three times. First, Rev. Samuel Carter 
(eldest son of Tliomas, the first settled minister in Wobum), 
H. U. 1660; school teacher; town officer; and afterwards min- 
ister at Lancaster and Oroton (Sibley's Harv. Graduates, 11., 65). 
He d. in 1693, aged aboat 53. Second, Capt. James Parker, ori- 
ginally of Wobum, and then and afterwards of Groton, as his 
second wife (for confirmation of this marriage see Register, 
xzx., 236). He d. in 1701. Third, John Kendall (Francis^), as 
his third wife. He d. in 1732 (Register, zxxiz., 18). She ap- 
pears to have survived this last husband, but the date of her 
death has not been ascertained. 

Iv. Joanna, b. Mar. 22, 1669; m. David Roberts, Oct. 2, 1678. He d. 
Sept. 4, 1724; and she d. Dec. 1. 1724, in Wobum. Of their chil- 
dren, Eunity^ and Da^id are named in her father's will, before 
mentioned ; and Oile9, another child, and two daughters, Joanna 
and Sarahs are named on the Wobum records of births. 

7. V. John, b. Mar. 1. 1664. 

8. vi. Ebenezbr, b. Dec. 9, 1666. 

▼ii. Deborah, b. Mar. 20, 1669; m. John, son of Theophilus and Mary 
(Cbampney) Richardson (whose mother became the second wife 
of Deborah's father, John* Brooks). Deborah had a daughter, 
Mary, named in John* Brooks's will ; and Brooks named son John 
Richardson (Deborah's husband) In his will. John and Deborah 
had other children besides Jilaryy named in Wobum records of 
births, viz. : John, Deborah, Sarah, Josiah, Nathan and Eunice. 
She d. Feb. 12, 1708-04, in Woburn; and he d. Oct. 29, 1749.* 

9. Yiii. Jabu, b. July 17, 1678 ; in his minority when his father died. 

3. TiMOT^T* Brooks (Ifenry^), the time of whose birth and name of 
whose mother is unknown, married first, Mary, daughter of John 
Russell, Sr., Dec 21, 1659. She died in Billerica, Sept 15, 1680; 
and he married Mehitable (Mowry) Kinsley. It is believed that his 
first wife was the mother of nearly all his children. Before remov- 
ing to Swanzey, he lived some years in Billerica (see Hazen*s 
Billerica, p. 18, etc.). His father-in-law was a prominent Baptist, and 
Timothy* was also interested in the Baptist tenets as held at that 
day, which was perhaps the occasion of his removal to Swansea, 
or Swanzey, where a church of that faith flourished under the pro- 
tection of the Plymouth government.f 
Children, bom in Wobum : 

i. Timothy,* b. Nov. 10, 1660; d. Jan. 20, 1661. 

10. ii. Timothy, b. Oct. 9, 1661. 

11. ill. John, b. Oct. 16. 1662. 

iv. Mary, d. July 2, 1670, at Billerica, where her parents had removed 
after her birth. 

[It is supposed that other children of Timothy' were born in Wo- 
bum, and this supposition would seem to be correct. See below.] 

Children, bom in Billerica (see Hazen*s " Billerica") : 

V. Mary, b. Dec. 15, 1670; d. Jan. 14, following. 

vi. Mary, b. Dec. 10, 1671. 

vii. Hephzibah, b. Feb.—, 1673-4; m. Pelatiah Mason, May 22, 1694. J 

• For a fuller sketch of John Richardson and his descendants, see Richardson Me- 
xnorial, pp. 46, etc. 

t Compare Sewall's "Wobum," pp. 155, etc.; Johnson, "Marriages" (IIT.) p. 66. 

XYoT an account of this family, see article entitled '* Sampson Mason, the B.iptist," 
in Reoistbb, voi. xriii., pp. 250, 251. 

52 The Brooks Family of Wobum. [Jan. 

viii. Anna, b. Jan. 23, 1675-6 ; living with her Aunt Sarah Moasall, of 

Wobam, Jane 15. 1702, and named In her will, 
ix. Lydia, b. Jan. 8, 1677-8. 
X. Rrbbcca, b. Oct. 5, 1679 ; m. Melatiah Martin, Nov. 6, 1696. 

The following children were probably born in Woburn, their mar- 
riages having occurred in Swanzey : 

xi. Elizabeth, m. Thomas Lewis, Apr. 10, 1689. 
xil. Abigail, m. Levi Preston, Oct. 16, 1695. 

The following son was probably by the second wife : 

xlii. JosiAH, b. in Swanzey, Ans:. 26, 1681. After 1710, he became a resi- 
dent of New Jersey. (See further under 10 and 11.) 

Timothy^ Brooks, of Swanzey, and Mehitable, his wife, conveyed 
to Henry Esten certain land, on June 3, 1 685. In this deed is the 
declaration that Roger Mowry, of Providence, was the father of 
Mehitable, the aforesaid wife, and that she had been married before 
to Eldad Kinsley, of Rehoboth {Providence Early Records, vol. xiv., 
pp. 129, 188). 

Previously, on March 9, 1680 [1681], Timothy Brooks and wife 
Mehitable, of Swanzey, conveyed to Benjamin Mozey [Muzzy], of 
Rumney Marsh, Boston, real estate in Billerica. {Middx. Co. 

4. Isaac' Brooks (Benry^), the date of whose birth, and whose mother's 

name, is unknown, married, Jan. 10, 1665-6, Miriam Daniels, and 
died in Wobum, Sept. 8, 1 686. His widow, Miriam, is named in 
Woburn tax lists in 1688. He was a cavalryman in King Philip's 
War, 1675-6, and was appointed quartermaster of the ** Three 
County Troop," June 1, 1677, and was so named in the town tax 
lists of 1684 and 1685. He was one of the two persons present 
when Samuel Converse was killed by the water-wheel of Converse's 
father's mill, in Woburn, Feb. 20, 1669-70 (Hurd's "Middlesex 
County, Mass.," i., 351 ). Isaac' was aged 27 in 1670, per Middle- 
sex County files. Previously, in April, 1668, he gave his age, in 
court, as about 25. It is supposed from this that he was bom about 
Children : 

I. Sarah,' b. May 14, 1667 ; d. July 2, 1667. 

II. Miriam, b. May 29, 1668 ; d. young. 

12. iil. Isaac, b. Angr. 13, 1669. 

13. iv. Hknry, b. Oct. 4, 1671. 

V. Miriam, b. Dec. 16, 1673; m. Henry Merry, or Merrow, of Wobum, 
a tailor. Henry and Miriam had a daughter Elizabeth, b. In Wo- 
burn, Jan. 21, 1695. She received 55 acres as a bequest from her 
grandfather, Henry Brooks, which she mortgaged. The transfers 
of Wobum real estate by Henry and Miriam Merry, or Merrow, are 
given in Hon. E. F. Johnson's ** Abstracts of Early Wobum 
Deeds." Henry was the son of Henry Merrow, of Woburn and 
Reading, who married Jane Wallace (a widow) at Wobum. The 
real estate transactions of the son included lands located now in 
the limits of the town of Stoneham. (See ** Early Woburn Deeds " ; 
"Wyman's "Charlestown"; and Johnson's "Wobum Marriages" 
(III.) p. 283, note.) 

5. Sarah' Brooks {Henry^) married John* Mousall of Wobum, May 

13, 1650. He was the son of Dea. John^ MousalL They died 

1904.] The Brooks Family of Woburn. 53 

without issue. John* died in Wohurn, April 2, 1698, and with his 
wife's death the name became extinct in Woburn, the line of Dea. 
John being carried down through the descendants of his daughter 
Brooks, mfe of John* {Henry^). We have already said much re- 
garding the Mousall family under the heading of John* Brooks [2]. 
John* Mousall granted to his " loving cousin," Joseph Wright, Jr., 
and Elizabeth, wife of said Joseph, his homestead and other estate, 
saying of the latter : " having experience of her respects and care 
of me and my wife for many years together, and now also in our 
age the said Joseph Wright and Elizabeth his wife, have engaged 
themselves to take care of me and my wife, during our natural 
lives," I do, " in consideration of love and good will," convey the 
homestead and other property ; Joseph Wright '^ to have all after 
the decease of me and Sarah, my now married wife." The date of 
this transfer was Feb. 19, 1694.* Sarah, the widow, died before 
1706. Her will, dated June 15, 1702, probated Sept. 10, 1705, 
signed by her mark, appointed her " loving cousin," Joseph Wright, 
Jr., and his wife Elizabeth, executors, and Major James Converse 
and Lieut. Josiah Converse, overseers, and mentions a number of 
relatives, whose connection opens some interesting genealogical 

6. Lestor* Brooks (Henry^), a daughter. Her father in his will says : 

'' I give and bequeath to my daughter Lestor, ^\q shillings, and no 
more, because she hath received her portion already, as will appear 
by a receipt under her hand." This is the extent of our knowledge 
concerning this individual. 

7. John* Brooks {John^ Henry^)^ born in Woburn, March 1, 1664, 

married Mary (Bruce) Cranston, Dec. 30, 1684 (one record), or 
Jan. 30, 1685 (another). He died Aug. 7, 1733. His wife, Mary, 
born June 15, 1665, was the widow of Walter Cranston, and daugh- 
ter of George and Elizabeth (Clark) Bruce. In 1693 and in 1710, 
she and her husband, John' Brooks, agreed to division of her fath- 
er's and her mother's estate (Midd. Probate Records). After the 
death of John,* in 1733, she (then of Woburn) married Peter Hay 
of Stoneham, Jan. 15, 1734. 

John* Brooks in his will, dated Aug. 23, 1726, probated Dec. 3, 
1733, mentions wife Mary ; sons, John, Timothy and Nathan ; 
daughters, Mary and Sarah ; granddaughter, Margaret Richardson ; 
and also his son-in-law, Timothy Winn, and two grandchildren, 
Timothy and Elizabeth Winn, children of the deceased daughter 

Children : 

1. Mary,* b. Dec. 4, 1685 ; d. the same day. 

ii. John (twin), b. Dec. 30, 1686; d. Jan. 2, 1687. 

ill. Ebenezer (twin), b. Dec. 30, 1686; d. Dec. 31, 1686. 

iv. Mary, b. Apr. 1, 1688; m. Tliomas Henshaw, May 26, 1712. He d. 
Sept. 11, 1726. When her father's estate was settled, she was de- 
ceased, and her son Thomas Henshaw signed for the heirs of his 
deceased mother. Her death is not on record. For further ac- 
count, and children, see Sewall's " Woburn," p. 616. 

• See Reoistbil, Vol. xlvii., pp. 464-465, etc. ; Johnson's ** Early Woburn Deeds," pp. 
10, 49, 50. 

54 Baptisms in First Church of Barre. [Jan. 

V. Elizabeth ; birth and marriage tiot on Wobnm records ; m. Timo- 
thy Winn of Woburn. She d. May 14, 1724, aged about 84 years 
(gravestone). He d. Jan. 5, 1752, a. 65 y. Her children, Timothy 
and Elizabeth, are named in her father's will. (See Sewall's 
" Woburn," p. 650, for further records.) 

Ti. Sarah, b. Aug. 14, 1692 ; m. Samuel Richardson {Btchardson Mem., 
p. 528), whose daughter, Margaret, was the Margaret Richardson 
named in John^ Broolss's will. They lived in Woburn till 1719, 
the year when their third child was bom. At a later date they 
were of Exeter, N. H. 

viL JoHK, b. Nov. 28, 1694 ; removed to Connecticut. The Woodstock, 
Ct., records give the marriage intention of ** John Brooks, of Wo- 
burn, and Phebe Richardson, of Woodstock," Feb. 22, 1717-18; 
and their marriage occurred June 2, 1719, per Pomfret records. 
Previously, on June 11, 1718, land was deeded at Pomfret to ** John 
Brooks, Jr., of Woburn, Co. Middlesex, Colony of Mass. Bay." 
John Brooks died Mar. 29, 1743, per gravestone in cemetery near 
the Ashford Congregational Church. The inscription reads : '* John 
Brooks, husband of Mrs. Phebe Brooks." The last figure of the 
year of his age is reported as illegible, but the age was evidently 
48 years. Phebe (Richardson) Brooks, b. in Woodstock, Feb. 21, 
1700-1, was daughter of Zachariah and Mehltable (Perrin) Rich- 
ardson, formerly of Woburn (Richardson Mem,, p. 188). 

viii. Abigail, b. Aug. 19, 1697 ; d. Oct. 12, 1697. 

14. ix. Timothy, b. Feb. 14, 1700. 

X. Isaac, b. 1703; d. Aug. 24, 1719. 

15. xi. Nathan, b. Nov. 1, 1706. 

[To be concluded.] 




Communicated by Franklin P. Rice, Esq., of Worcester, Mass. 
[Concluded from Vol. 67, page 414.] 

Barnes, son of Wm. Buckminster. 

Willard, son of Adonijah Rice. 

Micah, son of Jotham Rice, Jr. 

Joel, son of Sam^ Forbes. 

Pamela, dau. of Wid. Hancock. 

David, son of Jeduthan Holden. 

Mary, dau. of Joseph Wilson. 

William, son of Joua. Nurse. 

Victory, son of Hopestill Jenison. 

Polly, dau. of " " 

Francis Low, son of Dr. Oliver Strickland. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Thos. Spooner. 

Jonathan, son of Samson Bixby. 

* For town records of births, marriages and deaths, see Vital Records of Babbb, 
Massachusbtts, to thb bnd op thb t bar 1849. Systematic History Fund. Worcesfer, 
Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee of the Fund. 1903. 


, Jan. 31. 


Feb. 14. 

Apr. 26. 

it a 


u u 


May 16. 
June 20. 


" 27. 


July 11. 
" 11. 


" 18. 


" 25. 


Aue. 8. 












1780, Jan. 
" Feb. 















June 25. 





1904.] JBepHmis in First Church of Barre. 55 

Patty, dau. of Abel Haynes. 

Hannah, dau. of Simeon Nye. 

Editba, dau. of Ez^el Woodbury. 

Gilbert, son of Wid. Dean. 

PoUy, dau. of Abijah Jenison. 

Abigail, dau. of Benj. Fletcher. 

Na£^ son of Hopestill Jenison. 

Abel, son of Abel Haynes. 

Mary, dau. of David Richardson. 

Jotham, son of Jotham Rice, Jr. 

Joel, son of Solomon Hemenway. 

Haven, son of Thos. Spooner. (See Town records.) 

James, son of Moses Boyden. 

William, son of Sam^ Carruth. 

Samuel, son of John Chamberlain. 

Margaret, dan. of Andrew Thompson. 

Moses, son of Moses Caldwell. 

Alice, dau. of Elijah Robinson. 

TheodiA Dinsdall, dau. of Sam^ Lee. 

Sarah, dau. of Solo. Bacon. 

Mary, dau. of Nath^ Tatman. 

Thomas, son of Thos. Messenger, 

Elias, son of " " 

Calvin, son of " ** 

Mary, dau. of " " 

Olive, dau. of " " 

Nancy, dau. of " " 

Samuel Hedge, son of Mary Russell. 

Otis, son of Benoni Shurtleff. 

Rebeckah, dau. of Elisha Broad. 

Josiah Dana, son of Cornelius Hinds. 

Francis, son of Jona. Hemenway. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Sam^ Forbes. 

Abigail, dau. of David Richardson. 

Sarah, dau. of Jo. Robinson. 

Elijah, son of Elijah Man. 

Anna, dau. of Benj Robinson. 

Susanna, dau. of " " 

Hannah, dau. of " " 

James, son of " " 

Benjamin, son of " *' 

Joseph, son of " " 

John, son of " " 

Mariot, son of John Black. 

Abigail, dau. of Noah Man dell. 

Hannah, dau. of Jeduthan Holden. 

Luther, son of Thos. Messenger. 

Abigail, dau. of Abel Haynes. 

Fletcher, son of Hopestill Jenison. 

Mary Barnes, dau. of Wm. Blake. 

Josiah, son of Benj. Robinson. 

Susanna, dau. of Eben*" Chipman. 

Relief, dau. of Elizabeth Miles. 

















, May 


























56 Baptisms in First Church of Barrt. [Jan. 

Mary, dau. of Thos. Spooner. 
Lydia, dau. of Skelton Felton. 
Joshua, son of Joshua Winslow. 
Molly, diiu. of Jona. Bullard. 
Reuben, euu of Sol*^ Bacon. 
Oliver, son of Oliver Strickland. 
Hunnuh, diiu, of John KeUey. 
Resign, dau, of " ** 

Patty, dau. of ** " 

Patty, dau. of Sampson Bixby. 
SuBanua^ dau. of David Richardson. 
Isaac, son of Eenj* Fletcher. 
William, son of Eli&ba Brofid. 
George, son of Abel Haynes. 
Sarah, dau. of John Chamberlain. 
Joseph, son of Wm. Wilson. 
Lucinda, dau. of Elijah Man. 
Rebecca, dau. of Joshua Winslow. 
Hepzilmb, dau* of Skelton Felton. 
Betty, dau. of David Underwood. 
Arathusa^ dau. of Lemuel Osgood. 
Francis, eon of Sam^ Forbes. 
Beriah, son of Widow HilL 
Moaea, bou of Beuj. Robinson. 
John, son of Sam^ tickles. 
Benj. Read, son of Daniel Nurse. 
Betty, dau. of Wm, Blake. 
John, J^on of Obadiah Walker. 
Tabitha, dau. of Daniel Mason [?]. 
Susanna, dau. of James Rice. 
lictly, dau- of Jot ham Rice. 
J<ihii, sou of David Kichardaon. 
Kezia, dau. of Simeon Nye. 
Moses, son of Moeus Buyden. 
Joseph, son of Asahel Osgood. 
Rufus, son of Sol*' Bacon. 
Samuel, sou of Sam' Carruth. 
Mary, dau. of Benj. Fletcher. 
James, son of Jona. Nurse. 
Timothy, sou of Tliofl. Mesaenger, 
Jona. Wilder, son of Jona. Hemenwaj. 
Daniel, ioii of Je<iuthan Iloldeu. 
Grace, dau, of John Kelley. 
Elizabeth, dau* of Abel Huynes, 
John, son of Oliver Strickland. 
Lniuisa, dau. of Daniel Hemenway. 
Uriah, son of Lemuel Osgoodi 
Sarah, dau. of John Pinks. 
Nancy* dau. of " " 
Skelton, son of Skelton Felton. 
Jonathan, son of Wm. Blake. 
Moses, son of Benj. Robinson. 
Nancy, dau. of Manasseh Osgood. 


, Dec. 2. 


** 9. 


" 16. 


, Mar. 10. 


June 2. 


'* 9. 

July — 




** 14. 


" 28. 

Sept 29. 
Nov. 3. 


, Jan. 26. 


Feb. 12. 

Apr. 20. 
May 25. 
June 29. 


July 27. 
Sept. 28. 
Oct. 5. 


" 12. 


« 26. 


U *( 


Dec 7. 


" 7. 


« 14. 


, Feb. 15. 


" 22. 

Apr. 11. 
June 6. 

July 11. 


" 25. 


Aug. 1. 
Sept. 12. 


a a 


Oct. 10. 


« 24. 


Nov. 7. 


" 7. 


" 28. 


Dec 5. 


, Jan. 9. 


" 9. 

July 24. 
" 24. 


(( (( 


" 31. 

Aug. 14. 
*' 21. 


Sept. 11. 

1904.] Baptisms in First Church ofBarre. 57 

Daniel, son of Wid. Lucy Buxton. 
John, son of " " " 

Lucy, dau. of " " *• 

Anna, dau. of " " " 

John^ son of Joshua Winslow. 
Louisa, dau. of Abi^ Jones. 
Robert, sou of Sam^ Nickles. 
Mary, dau. of Asahel Osgood. 
Mercy, dau. of Joua. Chuds. 
Hannah, dau* of Wm. King* 
Joel, son of John KelJey. 
Martha, dau. of Robt* NicoU- 
Moaea* son of Jo thai u Rice. 
Dolly Brittout dau. of Peter Adams. 
Peggy, (Jiitt* of Peter P% s.seuden, 
Ilaiiniih, dau« of Moses M^Lellon. 
Jeremiah^ son of Lemuel Robinson. 
Joseph, son of " <* 

Mary, dau, of " " 

Martha Lee, dau. of " << 

Joba, son of John Stearns. 
Elizabeth, dau, of Sam^ Dutton. 
Rhoila, dau. of " *« 

Hatnuel, son of " " 

Jonas, sou of " " 

George, son of Hull Sparhawk. 
Charles, son of Ab^™ Jones. 
John, son of Abel Haynea. 
Louisa, dau of Thos. Perry, 
AJothina, dun, of laaiic Rogers. 
Martha, dau. of Jona. NurBe* 
Gardner, son of Lemuel Osgood. 
George, Sion of 8am' Ciirnulu 
Sarali, dau. of Beuj. Robinson. 
Jenny, dau. of Sam^ Forbes. 
Josiah, son of Jona. Child. 
Sarah Robinson, d^iu. oi Daniel Rood. 
Mary, dau. of Nath^ Ed^on. 
Abijah, son of Cornelma Iliuds. 
Eunice, dau. of Manasaeh Osgood. 
Sally, dau. of Sam Uobitiaou, 
Moses, son of Moses M*^Lellon. 
Sukey, dau. of Thos. Messenger. 
Rebeckab Forbes, dau. of SoR Bacon. 
Prise ill a, dau, of IJavid Richardson. 
Joiiab* son of Skelton Felton. 
Beniamin, son of Wid, Capron. 
Mirifim. flnn. of 8am^ Carruth. 
Cushmau, son of Benjamin Kabinson. 
Abraham, son of Ab'"* Jones. 
Charles, son of Jotham Rice. 
Daniel, son of William King. 
Spencer Field, son of Lem^ Robinson. 


, Oct 16. 


U ii 


ii ii 


ii a 


Nov. 13. 


Dec n. 


, Jan. 8. 


Feb. 19. 


a a 


" 26. 



Apr. 30. 
May 14. 
July 16. 
Aug. 11. 
" 13. 


Sept. 10. 
Oct 29. 


a a 


a ii 


ii a 


Nov. 26. 


Dec 17. 


a a 


a ii 


a a 


, Feb. 4. 


" 11. 


Mar. IL 


'* 18. 


Apr. 15. 
May 6. 
June 17. 


Aug. 5. 
'* 5. 


Oct 7. 


Dec 16. 


, Feb. 10. 


" 24. 


Mar. 9. 


** 16. 


" 30. 



Apr. 13. 
" 20. 


June 1. 


" 8. 


" 8. 



July 6. 

Sept 14. 

ii (( 


Nov. 16. 


, Jan. 4. 


Feb. 8. 


Mar. 1. 

58 Baptisms in Firet Church of BoTTt. [Jan. 

John, 8on of Benj. Eilton. 

Jonas, son of Moses Caldwell. 

Moses, son of David Richardson. 
( Joseph, son of Abel Haynea. 
( Joshua, son of " '* 

Sally, dau. of Jason Hawes. 

John, son of " " 

Calvin, son of Lem" Osgood. 

Dorothy, dan. of Benj. Rice. 

James Oliver, son of Wm. Caldwell 3*^. 

Jonas, son of Sam" Allen. (See Town Records.) 

Joseph Robinson, son of " " ** " " 

Sarah Berry, dan. of Jona. Child. 

William, son of Sam^ H. Robinson. 

Daniel Wentworth, son of Daniel Rood. 

Rosewell, son of Jason Hawes. 

Archibald, son oi Wid. Forbes. 

William, son of " " 

John, son of Sam^ Carruth. 

John, son of Elijah Man. 

Hannah, dan. of Rob. Niooll. 

Hannah, dau. of Charles Ripley Bumot. 

Sally, dau. of Timo. Partridge. 

Wales, son of Skelton Felton. 

Elias, son of Elias Haven. 

John, son of " " 

James, son of Samuel Allen. 

Nathan, son of Ab™ Jones. 

Sylvia, dau. of Manasseh Osgood. 

Joshua Cushman, son of Sam^ Cheever. 

Ezekiel Lee, son of Lem^ RoWnson. 

Ebenezer, son of Benj. Robinson. 

Lucy Nurse, dau. of Sam^ Forbes. 

Wm. Caldwell, son of SoP Bacon. 

Kezia Ruggles, dau. of Moses Caldwell. 

Rebecca, dau. of Elias Haven. 

Charlotte, dau. of Wm. Caldwell. 

Amos, son of Amos Parker. 

Lucretia, dau. of Sam^ H. Robmson. 

Anna, dau. of Jotham Rice. 

Frances, dau. of Zenas Winslow. 

Lucretia, dau. of " '^ 

a a a Thomas, son of " ** 

<* " " Mark, son of " '^ 

" '< " Joseph, son of " ** 

1792, Jan. 1. Abigail Freeman, dau. of Jona. Child. 

Harding, son of Timo. Partridge. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Nath^ Edson. 

Patty, dau. of Sam^ Carruth. 

Lucretia Wheeler, dau. of Abel Brigham. 

Elisha Hedge, son of Sam* Allen. 

Clarissa, dau. of Sam* Cheever. 


. Apr. 





























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, Jan. 




























































1904.] Baptisms in First Church of Barre. 59 

Lucreda, dau. of Jona. Hemenway. 

Reuben Tatman, son of Lem^ Robinson. 

Benj. Bon of Skeltx)n Felton. 

Mercy, dau. of Mercy Mason. 

John, son of Mercy Mason. 

Clarissa, dau. of Elias Haven. 

Isaac, son of Isaac Bullard. 

Martin, son of Bartholomew Green. 

William, son of " '* 

Lucretia, dau. of " " 

Kezia, dau. of " " 

Jenny, dan. of " " 

Prescilla, dau. of David Richardson. 

Minot Ripley, son of Abijah Jenison. 

Benj. son of Widow Green. 

Rebekah, dau. of Rob. Nicoll. 

John, son of Wm. King. 

Sarah, dau. of Stephen Smith. 

Polly, dau. of Sam^ Robinson. 

Joseph, son of Sam* Carruth. 

Charles Barnard, son of Wm. Caldwell 3**. 

Samuel, son of Samuel Allen. 

Jonathan, son of Jona. Childs. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Phin. Brintnall. 

Nancy, dau. of Timo. Partridge. 

Elizabeth, dau. of Stephen Smith. 

Wm. Henry, son of Moses M*^Lellon. 

Elizabeth, dau of " " 

Rebeckah, dau. of Solo. Hemenway. 

Ezra, son of Solo. Bacon. 

Seth, son of Jason Hawes. 

Mercy Freeman, dau. of Timo. Jenkins. 

Charles, son of Noah Ripley. 

Samuel, son of Benj. Pratt. 

Labaii, son of " " 

Bela, son of " " 

Martin, son of " " 

Polly, dau. of " " 

Deborah, dau. of " " 

Hannah, dau. of " " 

Lemuel Hedge, son of Lem* Robinson. 

Peggy, dau. of Moses M^'Lellon. 

Grisal, dau. of Rob. Nicoll. 

Amasa, son of Sam^ Ball. 

James, son of Peter Fessenden. 

Rebeckah, dau. of " " 

Lucy, dau. of " " 

William Augustus, son of Wm. Caldwell 3^. 

Jonas, son of Jonas Johnson. 

Reuben, son of Mrs. Mason alias Brown. 

James, son of Wm. Caldwell 2. 

Ebenezer, son of Jona. Childs. 



Mar. 17. 


« 24. 


June 9. 


July 7. 
Aug. 18. 
Sept 1. 
Oct 6. 


Dec. 15. 


, Jan. 5. 

" 19. 

Feb. 9. 

" 16. 

Apr. 20. 
May 4. 
June 15. 

a u 

« 29. 

July 6. 
Aug. 17. 

Sept 21. 
Oct 12. 

Oct 19. 





, Mar. 














, Jan. 











fiO BapU9fn$ in First Church o/Barre. [Jan. 

1796, May 15. ( Triphena, dan. of David Bichardaon. 
una I Triphoaa, dau. of ** " 

Randolph, son of Solo. Hemenway. 

Daniel, son of Seth Stone. 

Annie, daa. of Sam' Allen. 

Hannah, dan. of Timo. Partridge. 

Joseph, son of Skelton Felton. 

David, son of David Bigelow. 

Nancy, dau. of David Bigelow. 

Arathnsa, dau. of Eben' Haskell. 

Mdrtha, dau. of Sam" H. Robinson. 

Anna, dau. of Phins. Brintnall. 

Betsey, dau. of Lem' Robinson. 

Sally, dau. of Mrs. Nicoll. 

Lucy, dau. of ** " 

Mary Browning, dau. of Wm. Caldwell. 

Elijah, son of Sam' Carruth. 

Jonathan, son of Rob. Nicol. 

Betsey, dau. of John Kelley. 

PoUy, dau. of " 

Relief, dau. of " 

Anna, dau. of Peter Fessenden. 

George Douglas, son of John Steams. 

Jacob, son of Wm. Gushing. 

George Morrison, son of Wm. Caldwell 8*. 

Daniel Foster, son of Benj. Robinson. 

Arba, son of Taf t 

Anna, dau. of Isaac Ball. 

Arnold Howes, son of Noah Ripley. 

Mary Maria, dau. of Eleazer James. (Bom Sept 21.) 

Henry, son of Lem' Robinson. 

Josiah Bacon, son of James Holden. 

Jonas, son of Seth Stone. 

Benja., son of Solo. Hemenway. 

Frances Douglas, dau. of Joseph Farrar. 

Seth Hinckley, son of Jona. Child. 

SaUy, dau. of Eben' Haskell. 

Octava, dau. of Skelton Felton. 

Hannah, dau. of Seth Winslow. 

Isaac Amsden, son of John Kelley. 

Roxina, dan. of David Richardson. 

Sewall, son of Phin, Brintnal. 

Amos Jones, son of Abel Rice. 
<' Ralph, son of Abel Rice. 
" Betsey, dau. of ** " 
29, Syrena, dau. of Sam* H. Robinson. 

John Sidney Smith, son of Hugh M^^Pherson. 

Jesse, son of Dutton. 

Hannah Holden, dau. of Isaac Bullard. 

Aaron Stevens, son of Isaac Bullard. 

Peter, son of Peter Fessenden. 

William, son of Jen. Low. 


« 29. 


June 5. 

Aug. 28. 

ii a 

Sept 25. 
Oct 28. 


t« ii 


" 80. 


Nov. 6. 


, Jan. 1. 


Feb. 19. 


Apr. 2. 

it a 

May 14. 
June 4. 

July 5. 
« 16. 


ii a 


a a 

Sept 10. 
Dec 81. 


, Jan. 7. 


June 10. 


" 17. 


a ii 


a a 


Sept 2. 
" 23. 


Oct 14. 


, Feb. 8. 


a a 


Mar. 3. 


'* 24. 


Apr. 28. 

May 5. 

'' 26. 


June 80. 


a a 



Aug, 4. 

Sept 8. 

" 15. 











1904.] Baptisms in First Church o/Barre. 61 

1799, Nov. 24. Eben'., son of David Bigelow. 

*' Dec. 22. Martin, son of ■ Hastings. 

1800, Feb. 16. Patty, dau. of John Steams. 

'' May 25. Daniel Woods, son of Abel Rice. 
^ June 8. Eliza Nicolls, dau. of Eleazer « 

Maria, dau. of Henry Rice. 

" ** *« Henry Brooks, son of ♦' " 

" " 15. Nabby, dau. of Abigail Wheeler. 

" " 22. Elizabeth Jane, dau. of Capt. Lem> Foster. 

" " " Lydia Thacher, dau. of '* '< " 

<' July 13. Harriet, dau. of Elijah Stone. 

" " 27. Horatio Brown, son of Sam^ Farrar. 

" Aug. 3. John Wm. Black, son of Wm. Caldwell. 

" Sept 7. Phebe, dau. of Seth Winslow. 

'^ Oct. 5. Rebeckah, dau. of John Mullett 

" " " Lydia, dau. of " " 

'« ** " Daniel, son of " " 

" *< <' John, son of " " 

1801, Feb. 15. Sarah, dau. of Wid. Jane Forbes. 
" « 22. Noah, son of Noah Ripley. 

*' May 24. Abigail, dau. of Timo. Jenkins. 

" " " John, son of Laban Ripley. 

'' June 7. Daniel, son of Jason Hawes. 

" ** " Amos, son of S. Biglow. 

" " " Clarissa, dau. of John Kelley. 

" Sept. — Gardner, son of Jona. Childs. 

" ** — Nath^ Rawson, son of Seth Stone. 

1802, June 20. Thomas, son of Phin. Brintnal. 

" " " Submit, dau. of Lemuel Robinson. 

" " " Dulcena, dau. of John Mullet. 

" Oct 17. Anna, dau. of Samuel Allen. 

*' " " Louisa, dau. of Israel Demmon. 

'' " " Willard, son of Abel Rice. 

1803, Aug. 23. Melinda, dau. of Robert Taft. 

" Oct. 16. Lincoln Emerson, son of Noah Ripley. 

1804, May 27. George Henry, son of Wid. Susan Lee. 
" ** " Wm. Augustine, son of " " " 

" ** " Catherine Williams, dau. of " " " 

" " Lucy, dau. of '' " ** 

" June 17. Joseph, son of Lem' Robinson. 

" " 24. William, son of A. Moore. 

" " *' Lucina, dau. of J. Mullet 

" July 22. Polly, dau. of Jos. Barrett 

'* ** " Joseph, son of " ** 

" " " Reuben, son of " " 

" " " Wm. Richards, son of " " 

" " *< Oliver, son of " " 

" Oct. 21. Freeman, son of David Richardson. 

1805, July 7. Betsey, dau. of Jos. «fe Reb. Barnaby. 
*< " " Rebecca, xiau. of " " ** 

" *< " Lucretia, dau. of " " " 

" " " Melinda, dau. of " " " 

62 Baptiisms in First Church of Barre. [Jan. 

1805, July 7. Pamela, dau. of Jos. & Reb. Barnaby. 
« " « Susanna Phinney, dau. of " *' " 

i( u a Sylvia Winslqw, dau. of " " ** 

" " " Joseph, son of Jos. Barnaby. 

*< <* " Benj. Nye, son of " " 

** Aug. 11. Marshal Sears, son of Seth Perry. 

*^ Sept. 22. Lucius, son of Jona. Childs. 

" Oct, 13. Ephraim, son of David Bigelow. 

*' " " Sabra, dau. of Lem* Robinson. 

** " •< Mary Doane, dau. of David Bigelow. 

" Nov. 17. Joseph, son of Eben*" Johnson. 

1806, Jan. 5. Wm. Erving, son of Sam* Bent. 
'< Mar. 22. Caroline, dau. of E. James. 

** May 11. Mary Ann, dau. of N. S. Hancock. 

'' June 29. Lucetta, dau. of John Mullet. 

" '* " Reuben Barton, son of A. Moore. 

" Aug. 29. Evelina, dau. of Elijah Stone. 

" Nov. 9. Charlotte, dau. of Jos. Baniaby. 

1807, Aug. 2. Elizabeth, dau. of Ab"° Stevens. 

'* Oct. 4. Rebecca Hinkley, dau. of Jona. Childs. 

" Nov. 8. Ambrose, son of Zeb. Allen. 

" Dec. 27. Rebecca, dau. of Lem* Robinson. 

1808, Mar. 2. Lyman, son of J. Mullet. 

" Oct. 30. Sam* Myrick, son of Sam* Hinds. 

1809, Apr. 30. Eliza, dau. of Jos. Barrett. 

** Nov. 13. Henrietta Maria Sparhawk, dau. of L. Perry. 

1810, June 17. Munroe, son of N. S. Hancock. 

" Oct 7. Candace, dau. of Zenas Winslow. 

" Nov. 18. Sally, dau. of Jas. Holden, Jr. 

1811, Jan. 27. Adeline, dau. of J. Mullet. 
" May 12. Roxa, dau. of E. Stone. 

" June 9. Marshall, son of N. S. Hancock. 

•* *' 26. Jonathan, son of Abel Rice. 

" " " Joseph, son of ** " 

" " " Julia, dau. of " " 

'< Oct. 27. John Elder, son of Josiah & Lucy Eaton. 

1812, Jan. 12. Mary Jenison, dau. of Eleazer James. 
»* June 6. Huldah, dau. of N. S. Hancock. 

1814, Mar. 14. Wm. Charles, son of Josiah & Lucy Eaton. 
" Aug. — . Hannah, dau. of Wid. Margaret Ellis. 

1815, Feb. 5. Frances Maria, dau. of Capt. M. S. Bigelow. 

1814, June 19. Adin Townsend, son of Adiu Ay res. 
" ** ** Horatio Nelson, son of " ** 

*' " " Lyman Whitney, son of Josiah Brittan. 

1815, May 28. William, son of John Carruth. 

1817, May IL Fanny, dau. of David Gorham. 

1818, June 7. Harriot Ross, dau. of John Carruth. 

" Aug. 14. Sarah Elvira, dau. of Rev. Seth E. Winslow. 

1822, June 9. Sarah Caldwell, dau. of Marshall S. Bigelow. 

1826, May 26. Elizabeth Hoyt, dau. of Dea. Benj. W. Childs. 

<^ June 3. Lois Humphreys, dau. of Capt. Nathan Stevens. 

1831, June 12. Henry Clay, son of Ab"° Stevens. 


1904.] Chriat Church Belh. 63 


By Abthur H. Nichols, M.D., 
Member of the Ancient Society of College Youths,* London. 

About the middle of the eighteenth century there were imported 
into the colonies two rings of bells of remarkable sonority, both 
cast at the famous foundry of Rudhall, Gloucester, England. One 
of these rings, now unfortunately lost, was hung in the tower of 
St. Michael, Charleston, S. C, and during the war of the Revolu- 
tion was confiscated and shipped to England. It was generously 
restored, however, after the declaration of peace, when its reception 
was made the occasion of a triumphant ovation. Again, in the 
civil war, when St. Michael's steeple was made the target of the 
besiegers* cannon, the bells were removed to the sheds of the State 
House at Columbia, where, in 1865, they were wantonly destroyed 
by fire during the (Usorder incident to the withdrawal of the troops 
under General Sherman, — an irreparable loss, deplored especially by 
English ringers to whom the reputation of the bells was well 

The other set of bells, somewhat lighter in weight, procured for 
Boston, has luckily come down to us preserved in perfect condition, 
as have also the original subscription lists, together with the MSB. 
relating to the negotiations for their purchase. 

It should be appreciated that, when these bells were cast, the art 
of bell-founding had attained, in most respects, its highest degree 
of perfection ; for with all the arts of improved mechanical appli- 
ances and advanced chemistry, modern founders fail to reproduce 
the tuneiul, mellow sounds characteristic of these old bells, and the 
secret of their superiority remains as profound a mystery as that of 
the violins made by the Amati, Stradivari or Guarnieri families 
of Italy. 

Christ Church was occupied in 1723, but it was not until the 
completion of its spire, in 1740, that Dr. Cutler, the first rector, 
resolved to furnish its massive, brick tower with a ring of bells. 
In the spring of 1742 a correspondence was opened with Abel 
Kudhall, who thought that a ring of eight bells with tenor of 2000 
lbs. might with safety be hung ; though he recommended a smaller 
set "" with tenor of 1400 lbs. or thereabouts." On March 6, 1743, 
a bond of £1100. was executed in favor of Thomas Gunter, of 
Boston, merchant, who thereupon assumed the responsibility of 

* This English Society of bell-ringers was founded November 5, 1637t in the reign 
of Ctisrles I., meeting at St. Martin's, College Hill, Unper Thames Street. London, to 
practise ringing. Among its first members were Lord Brereton and Sir Clifif Clifton. 

64 Christ Church Bells. [Jan. 

placing the order for the bells. This bond was signed by the fol- 
lowing vestrymen of the church, all of Boston : — 

Robert Jenkins, merchant, ) ^ John Pullen, shopkeeper, 
John Gould, miller, j ^ ^^' John Hooton, car-maker, 

William Price, print and map-seller, Hugh McDaniel. ropemaker, 
John Gibbs, painter, John Souden, shopkeeper, 

Edward Dumaresque, rigger, Robert Temple, Esq., 

John Jones, merchant, Henry Pidgeon, merchant. 

Witnesses : — John Legg, Greorge Leucas. 

On. March 12, 1744, Mr. Jenkins, senior warden, when in- 
structing Mr. Gunter to give the order for the bells, wrote : ** Please 
to beg of him [Mr. Rudhall] to use his utmost endeavor to have 
them as musical and complete as he can, which will no doubt en«- 
courage people here as weU as the neighboring governments to send 
for more." Pursuant to these instructions, a letter, dated March 18, 
1744, was sent by Mr. Gunter to his correspondent in Bristol, 
Freeman Partridge, conveying a definite order for the casting of the 
bells. In acknowledging the receipt of this order, May 12, 1744, 
Thomas Worrall, clerk of Mr. Partridge, called attention to the 
war with France, recently declared, and the consequent raising of 
the premium of insurance to 13 guineas per cwt., with return of two 
guineas if convoyed to the westward of Cape Clear. Writing again 
from Gloucester, May 25, 1744, Mr. Worrall said: ''Mr. Rudhall 
will put forward the casting of the bells with the utmost expedition ; 
but it will be five months (he having a large bell for Dublin now 
in the pit) before they will be ready to be sent to Bristol. . . . 
I have talked with Thomas Baker, the bell-hanger, and have agreed 
with him to go over with the bells for thirty guineas, his passage 
out and home, board and maintenance at Boston for six months to 
be found him." Mr. Worrall requested, incidentally, to have sent 
to him ^'the new prospect of Boston, painted," for which he oflfered 
either to pay, or else to send in return *' an exact plan of Gloster 
city which Mr. Clifford is now surveying with a design to print on 
a copper plate." He enclosed specifications for the framework of 
the bell-cage, to be made of sound oak timber. 

The following letter from Mr. Rudhall, written in Bristol, March 
9, 1745, indicates that he had personally supervised the lading of 
the bells at that port on the ship Two Friends^ William Coles, 
master : — 

Mb. Gunter, 

I am very sorry for the disappointment in not being 
able to prevail upon John Baker to go with y^ bells (whom ever since 
they were first ordered I depended upon). For Baker*s own part he woald 
willingly take the voyage, but y® moment the news came to bis wife that the 
bells were sent for down to Bristol, she immediately swooned away to that 
degree that the people about her after great difficulty could scarce bring 

1904.] Christ Church Bells. 65 

life into her, which affected her hoBband very much, & with her persaa- 
■ions after has prevailed apon him not to go (though quite entirely against 
his Qwn inclinations) : for she says, if he does go 'twill be the death of her ; 
and so upon his not gobg [I] have sent a moddal of y® frame for your 
carpenter to work by, & hftve likewise sent a written direction for putting 
the Head-Stocks and wbeeles on y* bells. There is a person in Philadelphia 
that is capable and has been concerned in England with Bell-hanging who, 
if you can agree with, will do the business perhaps as well as Baker ; if 
jon'U be pleiued to write to him you may direct to Henry Clarke at the 
Coach and Horses, opposite y* State House, to whom if he comes, sh^ be 
greatly obliged to yon. Sir, if you** be so good as [to] let him have y" 
Catalognes of bells which I have sent ; or otherwise if he does not come, 
beg if yon have any opportunity of sending them without any expence, 
that yon would be so kind as [to] do it. I can think of nothing more for 
directions concerning y* bells and materials than what I have already wrote 
down. I have sent yon a good Peal of Bells, & hope you will get ringers 
to have them well rung. I return you a great many thanks for y^ favour 
jou have done me A heartily wish you good success with y® bells, and am, 

Your most obliged 

& Obedient Servant, 

Abell Rudhall. 

On the same date, Mr. Rudhall forwarded duplicate receipts, ac- 
knowledging payment in full as per following itemized account : — 

Mr. Freeman Partridge 

Dr. To Abel Rudhall. 

To the underwritten articles. 
Eight pair of Gudgeons* & rings, sets of irons, gudgeon- 
bolts & staples, 6 twisted iron stays, & nails, weighing 

in all 4cwt.: 5qr8.: lib., at 6/d per pound . . £11 — 04 — 01 

Eight bell-clappers, weighing 1 : 3 : 0^ at 6/d . . 04—18—03 

Eight pair of brassesf w« 0=3qrs.=r3Jlbs., at 14/9 per pd. 05—02—01 

Eight bawdrickst with fitting to y« clap" & bells . . 01—00-00 

BiMuing y" brasses, 4d. per pair 00—02 — 08 

Turning y^ gudgeons 00—02 — 08 

Forty wheele screws (being 5 to a wheele) . . 00 — 08 — 00 

Eight filiating rowles§ and plates 00—04-00 

Eight new wheeles 08-10-00 

Eight headstocks 02—10—00 

Workm%nship fitting y« stocks &c to y« bells . . 02—08-00 

A Box to hold the materialls in 00—02—06 

£37— 4— 8 

* Godgeons. or radge-irons : tbe pivot projecting from each end of the stock, npon 
which the bell with its stock revolves 

t BrsMes, or bearings : the blocks of gun-metal bored out to receive the gudgeons 
•ad let into the frame on each side of the bell-pit. 

t Bawdricks, or baldricks : a very old word employed at this time to designate the 
oaken clasp used to attach the clapper to the crown staple. In Italy baldricks of 
leather are still in common use. 

f Bowles, or rowels : Latin roiula, little wheel ; the ground-truck over which the bell- 
rope pasaes ; still in use in connection with the spur. 

66 Christ Church Bells. [Jan. 

The eight new bells for Boston weigh as under, 

Cwt. Qrs. Lb*. Cwt Qrg. Lbs. CwU Qra. Lbs. 

l«t 5—2—4, 2'*^ 5—2— 0, S^ 6—1— 3, 
4tti 7—1—6, 6^ 7—1—21, 6"» 8—1—24, 
7tb 10—2—7, S"^ 13—3— 5, Inall,64— 3— 20. 

The bells at fourteen pence per pound come to £424 — 4 — 

Sum total, to £461— 8— 8 
For a Modall & box, 000—11— 6 

462—00— 2 
Materialls in y® large box are : — 
Eight suits of iron work packed in single papers, 
Eight pairs of brasses, 
Eight large rowles with checks to 'em & some nails. 

A supplementary bill for insurance, freight, etc., was rendered, 
08 follows : — 

Mr. Thomas Gunter & Co. 

To Freeman PARTRrooE, Dr. 
March 9"*. To paid Fees of Entry, wharfage and 

Searchers — 6 — 4 

Hailing, Shipping & Bills of Lading . 0—11 — 9 

Sam^ Perkins, the Freight as per D® . . 9 — 6 — 6 

To 8 Bell-ropes, w* 68 lbs. at 6d per lb. . 1—14— 

To £560 Insurance on the above Goods 
from Hence to Boston at 15 Guineaus 
per cwt., part of policy } (if goes hence 
with Convoy to the Westward of Ireland 
& go safe an abatem' of £3 per cwt ; and 
if lost to recover £98 per C*) . . 88—06—03 


In the early summer of 1745 the bells were landed in Boston, 
and strenuous efforts were made to complete by public subscriptions 
the fund necessary to reimburse Mr. Gunter, who, by the way, had 
rendered his services gratuitously. Filed among the church records 
are the original appeals, beautifully drawn up in elephantine script, 
as perfect as the impression of a copperplate. These documents 
read as follows : 

Whereas, A fine Ring of 8 Bells for Christ Church, Boston is arriv'd 
from England, Being y® first in North America & Rais'd by a Grenerous 
Subscription of well disposed Gentlemen in London, Boston & elsewhere, 
The Subscriptions of which falling much short of the cost. Occasioned by 
the high Premium and other unexpected charges which must hinder their 
being Accomplished and hung up without Additional Subscription^, which 
is hoped won't be wanting in Generous disposed Gentlemen to accomplish 
the same: Which will he recorded in y® Church Books & Thankfully 


Christ Church Bells. 


Received and greatfullj acknowledged by the Wardens of s^ Church and 
those concerned, Which will Inable y™ to effect y* same w*** all convenient 


We the Subscribers oblidge ourselves to pay into y" hands of y" Church 
Wardens for y* time being y" several Sums subscribed against our respec- 
tive Names and for y^ above said use only. 

The following is an alphabetical list of the subscribers obtained in 
New England : 


In Old Tenor. 

Nathan Allen 


James Allen 


Henry Atkens 



Thomas Austen 


John Avery 


Benjamin Austen 


John Arbuthust, 


John Alford, Esq., 


Stephen Apthorp, 


Charles Apthorp, 


Atkens (stranger) 3 

John & James Adams, 


William Abrams, 

Capt Peter Buckley, 



Francis Borland, 


Benjamin Bourn, 


James Bowdoin, Esq., 


William Bowdoin, 


Francis Bundley, Esq., 


James Boutenau, 


John Baker, 


Philip Bennet, 


Capt Bontang 




John Box, 


Peter Brazer, 


John Henry Bastoe, 


John Blake, 


Th^: Brock, 


Thomas Bennet, 


John Buttler, 


Nathan Bethune, 


Robert Brick, 


Capt. Best, 


W"*: Bollan, Esq., 


Josh Ballard, 


Josiah Boyles, 


Capt. John Beadle, 


Aaron Boardman, 


William Bant, 


Nathaniel Brown, 



Henry Caswell, 
Jos*: Cheever, Esq., 
Peter Chardon, 
Alexander Chamberlain, 
Benjamin Clark, 
William Coffen, 
John Comrin, 
Benjamin Coleman, 
Dr. John Cutler, 
Nick*: Cussens, 
Edward CahUl, 
Samuel Cary, 
Ezekiel Cheevers, 
Gidney Clark, Barbadoes, 
Collen Cambell, Jamaica, 
John CuUen, 
John Chick, 
Cord Cordis, 
Dr. Jn^: Clark, 


Edward Dumaresque, 
John Dannie, Sen':, 
John Dennie Jun*^:, 
Albert Dennie, 
Benjamin Dolbear, 
Isaac Dickman, 
Samuel Douse, 
Stephen Deblois, 
Capt. Durell, 
Anthony Davis, 

John Ervin, 
Samuel Elliot, 
Edward Ervin, 













Peter Faneuil, Esq., 100 

Capt. Jeremiah Fones, 25 

Benjamin Faneuil, 20 

Henry Franklyn, Esq., Col., 50 
William Fenwick, 20 


Christ Church Bells. 


John Furness, 


Jamea Forbes, 


Tbomas Frankljn, 


Isajic Foster, 


Alexander Foresigtlij 


Tho*: Gunter, negotiating of business, 
John Gould, £20 

Capt. The*: -Jamea Gruchy 15 

James Griffen 20 
Cbarlei Gorwood, Portsmouth, 3 

John Gooch, 20 

Stephen Greenleaf, 20 

Beujam": Gerrish, 10 

Tho*: Goldthwaitj 10 

Samuel Gardner, 10 

Samuel Grant, 10 

New": Greenough, 10 

Harrison Gray, 10 

Samuel Gerrish, 5 

Patrick Gatte, 10 

Green & Walker 15 

Tho»: Goodwill, 10 

Tho«: Graves, Esq., 20 

Gridley, (Gaug^r) 

Capt. Ckrk Gaytonj 30 

Capt. Daniel Gibbs, 10 

Capt. David Le Galais^ 8 

Ezekiel Goldthwait, 10 

John Hamock, 50 

John Hooten, 15 

Tho": Hancock, Esq., 20 

Tho«: Hawden, 20 

Tho»: Hubbard, Esq., 20 

Tbo*: Hutch en son, 20 

Andrew Hall, 5 

Hugh Hall, Esq,, 20 

Benf: Hallowell, 20 

Roger Hardcastle, 10 

Daniel Hinchman, Esq., 10 

Samuel Holland, 10 

James Howell, 10 

Owen Harris, 25 

Capt. Stephen Hall, 20 

Capt. John Homans, 15 

Samuel Hendley, 10 

Capt. John Hour, 5 
EdW^: HutchensoD, Esq., 5 

Jabez Hunt, 5 

Bobert Humphrjs 7 

Robert Jenkins £25 : 

Ralph Inman 20: 
John Jones (Att j Faneuil), 50 : 

Samuel Jack^Ui 5 : 

Mi's^ Elisabeth Jackson 10 : 

Thomaij Jiickaon, , 10: 

Capt In^: Jones, Sen': 20 : 

heon^rd Jarvis, 10 : 

Thomas IncheSj 5 : 

Isaac Johnson, 5 : 

Jones Cu«» Griffin 20: 

David Jenkins, 10: 

Henry Johnson, 5 : 

Edward Jackson, 5 : 

Nathaniel Irving, 10 : 


Benjamin Kent, 
Ebenezer Kent, 

Lieut. Loyde, 
Tho': Lechmere, Esq., 
Caleb Lyman, 
Thomas Lee, 
Capt. I^rabee, 
Lewis & 8ewall» 
Robert Lightfooij 
W*"^ Lambert, Jim':, 
W°»; Lambert, 
Joseph Lawrence, 

W°>: Mulenoi, 
Hugh Mc Daniel, 
Cti\\L Timothy McDaniel, 
Powers Marriott, 
Eph™: Mower, 
Capt. Adam McNeal, 
James Monk, 
Capt. John Miller, 
Hon. W™: Montague, Esq., 
jEneus Mackey, 
Nath*: Martin, 


Henry Newman, 
Capt. Nicholson 

Andrew Oliver, 
Tho": Oxnard, 
John Osborn, Esq., 


















Christ Church Belli. 



Benjamin Stoak, 


William Price, 


. John Stevens, Joyner, 


John Pallen, 


.* Henry Standbridge 




George Skinner, 


Col. Benj": Pollard, 


! Capt. Rich*': Spry, 


James Pitts, 


. Eben': Storer, 


GiU»: Phillips, 


'. Epes Sargent, 


Tho»: Pahner, 
The* Pearson, 


. John Seaboum, 
.* Rich**: Smith, 



Eliz^h Pitts, 


! Jos*»: Scott, Jun': 


Henry Pidgeon, 

Da": (?) John PhilUps, 




■ Robert Temple, 


Capt. Daniel Pecker, 


' John Trail, 



Capt Edw**: Tyng, 


Edward A Jos^ Quinoey 


: John Tyler, 


Norton Quincey 


Jona°: Tyng, 



Will": lUchardson, 

Mark Tricothick, 



Capt Thompson, 
j John Tuder, 


Jacob Royall, 


Barnard Townsand 


Isaac Royall, 


Capt Jn*>: Taylor, 


Capt Sam>: Row, 


V W 

Chamb. Russell, 


▼ • f T • 

Thomas Rappet, 
James Rossell, 



Henry Vassell, 
Edw^: Vail, 



Capt Jona": Vicory, 



Samuel Wentworth, 


Will": Shepard, 


Francis Wells, 


Jos**: Shurburn, 


Jos*: Winslow, Esq., 


Messrs. Simpson, 


Col. Jacob Wendell, Sen': 


John Souden, 


Samuel Weatherhead, 


W": Speakman, 


Sam. Watts, Esq., 


W»: Shirley, Esq,, Gov., 


Jos^ Willanl, 


Robert Skinner, 


Jacob Wendell, Jun': 


James Smith, 


Robert Watts, 


Capt. John Steal, 


John Welch, 


Jog**: Scott, Sen': 


Joshua White, 


John Spooner, 


James Walker, 


Charles Sigoumey 


Isaac Winslow, 


Gam^ Steavens, 


John Wheelwright, 


Alexander Sears, 


Capt John Wendell, 


John Salmon, 


David Wyer, 


John Staniford, 


Edward Wyer, 


Capt Jonathan Snelling, 


Capt. W°»: Wyer, Sen': 


Robert Spring, 
Thomas Smith, 


Jno. Vryling, 



D': Miles Wentworth, 




John Webber, 




Samuel Waterhouse 




Samuel Waldo, Esq., 


These petitions were put forth July 24, 1745, and no more aus- 
picious date could have offered for tapping the purses of the towns- 
people, that being a day of unprecedented rejoicing in which these 


Christ Church Bells. 


bells, not yet raised to the steeple, should have taken part ; for on 
the very evening before had been received the news of the capture 
of Louisbourg by the colonial forces under General Pepperrell. 

A less judicious appeal, meeting with no response, was addressed, 
Aug. 16, 1745, to "Hon. Peter Warren, Esq., Commander of a 
Squadron of His Majesty's ships of war at the island of Cape 
Breton; the Hon. Wm. Pepperrell, Esq., Lieutenant General of 
the New England Troops and to all the other commanders and 
officers now in His Majesty's service there." This was entrusted to 
Samuel Wentworth, then about to start for Louisbourg. 

A more successful solicitor was found, however, in Capt. Jere- 
miah Fones, who was perhaps a sea captain sailing to the port of 
London and having business acquaintances in that city. He re- 
turned, the following year, this list of thirty-three subscribers : — 

What money collected in London towards the Bells : — 

Chris': Kilby, Esq., 

£ 5: 



Jno. Barefoot, 


Jno. Caswell, 


5 : 


W-: Kipling, 


Zack': Bourrean, 

5 : 



.Tno. Allen, 


Eliak°»: Pahner, 




Dan^: Rolfe, 


Tho*: Lane, 




Jam eh Dennett, 


Jno. Zachry, 




Jos»»: Fish, 


Jno. Yeomans, 




George Lake, 


Albert Schaffer, 




Jno. Philips, 


Richard Molineux, 




Robert Young, 


Eben': Attkins, 


3 ; 


Tho«: Wilson, 


Henry Dodson, 




Jam': Crafts, 


Jno. Jandin, 




Jam': Sirp. 


George Clark, 




George Wilson, 


Peter Buckley, 




W™: Tudman, 


Elias Doane, 




Al/: Lawre^nce, 


W": Manby, 

1 : 



Giles Tidmarsh, 


Robert Merchant, 

1 : 


• 0. 

• ^> 




Which am afraid is all that shall Git here. 
Aprill, 1746. 

As to the achievements of the ringers, a scanty record only has 
been transmitted to us. A circle of eight deeply-worn depressions 
in the floor-boards of the ringing chamber, observed by the writer 
as late as 1862, indicates that their practice must have extended 
over a period of many years. An undated petition, in which the 
offer is made to the wardens " to ring the bells for two hours one 
evening each week and at such other time as might be desired," 
provided that the whole care of the bells was assigned to them, 
bears the following signatures : — 

John Dyer, Barth. Ballard, 

Paul Revere, Jonathan Law, 

Josiah Flagg, Jonathan Brown, Jr., 

Joseph Snelling. 

1904.] Christ Church Bells. 71 

From the circumstance that a *^ moderator," or conductor, was 
chosen every three months " to give out changes," it is certain that, 
although they had doubtless acquired a fair management of the 
bells, they had not advanced beyond what is termed ^ call changes," 
a crude method not tolerated in any well regulated guild. Nor 
could it be expected that, without a competent instructor, they could 
master any of the standard methods of scientific ringing then, as 
now, practised in England. 

This tuneful and harmonious peal, the first cast for North 
America, as recorded in the inscription on the sixth bell, will comr 
pare favorably with that of All Saints, Fulham ; St. Martin's in the 
Fields, London ; St. Bride's, London ; St. Peter at Arches, Lin- 
coln ; or of Painswick parish church, all cast at the Rudhall foundry, 
at about the same date and possibly in the same moulds. Suspended 
in a lofty belfry designed with capacious arches, they are remarkable 
not only for their sweetness, but for their carrying power, being 
audible on a still day in every part of the city and its immediate 
vicinity ; and for a century and a half there has been no popular 
ovation in which their voice has not commingled. The graceful 
steeple, by unknown architect, which embodies many character- 
istics of Wren's London spires, commanded an uninterrupted 
view of the fight at Bunker Hill, distant but half a mile across the 
river Charles. Its original height was 195 feet, which was reduced 
by twenty feet when restored by Bulfinch, after its destruction by 
the memorable gale of 1804. In 1847, when the upper portion 
of the steeple was revamped, the writer watched the lowering of the 
bells to the church-yard to permit the renewal of their cage and 

In 1894 the bells were completely overhauled and supplied with 
new head-stocks, baldricks, ground-trucks, stays and sliders, but 
the original gun-metal brasses upon which the gudgeons revolve 
were found as perfect as when made, and are still in use. The old 
oak head-stocks with antique wrought iron stays, identical in i)attern 
with those preserved in Canterbury cathedral, were deposited in 
local museums. This restoration was celebrated by a memorial 
service held in the ancient edifice, when the pealing of the bells, by 
a trained band of English ringers, revealed to the present generation 
the prodigious volume and sweetness of their sound. No more 
precious heirloom has been transmitted from our colonial forefathers, 
and it is to be hoped that these bells may be preserved for many 
centuries, as examples of the superior handicraft and kindly feeling 
of our English ancestors. 

Although the Rudhall firm, of Gloucester, went out of business 
toward the middle of the last century, the brick buildings of the 
dismantled foundry still remain intact, and attached to the rear wall 
of the premises, abutting on Oxbody Lane, may still be seen the 
huge wooden crane, black with age, formerly used in hoisting the 

72 Descendants of William Luddington. [Jan. 


By Jambs Shbpabd, Esq., of New Britain, Conn. 

1. William^ Luddington, born about 1607, of Maiden, Mass., 1640 
to 1660, by wife Ellen, born in 1619, was the first progenitor of the name 
in this country. Before him came, in 1635, Christian Luddington, a girl 
of eighteen. 

Much of interest concerning William^ Luddington is to be found in 
Lewis S. Patrick's leaflet, entitled " The Luddington Family, the First of 
the Name in America," Marinette, Wis., 1886. 

He is supposed to have come to this country about 1640, settling in that 
part of Charlestown which afterwards became Maiden, and later removing 
to New Haven. 

He died in 1661, and, according to Pope's " Pioneers of Massachusetts," 
John Wayte (Waite) petitioned for administration in Middlesex Co., Oct. 
1, 1661 ; and the inventory was filed by James Barrat, as administrator, 
Apr. 1, 1662. What interest, if any, either of these parties had in the 
estate is not known. His estate was also probated at New Haven, the 
inventory of Mar. 3, 1662-3, relating thereto, being found in Hoadly's 
New Haven Colony Records, vol. 2, p. 485. 

In addition to the Colony record, we find the following : 

"At a court held at New Haven, March 3, 1662-3." — "An inventory 
of ye estate of Willm. Luddington deceased was presented amounting to 

taken ye . . . the widdow upon oath attested to ye 

fulness of it to the best of her knowledge. John Cooper & Mathew 
Moulthrop upon oath attested that the aprizamt was just to the best of 
their light. The widdow being asked if her husband made noe will an- 
swered yt she knew of none for she was not home when he died. Mathew 
Moulthrop testified that he made none. The matter respecting ye childrens 
portions was deferred till next court & the . . . widdow with him yt 
shee was to marry & all her children above fourteen years of age was 
ordered then to appear & the court would order the estate & consider how 
the childrens portion shall be " [provided]. (Proprietors' Records, vol. 3, 
p. 15.) 

The one " yt she was to marry " was John Rose, as is shown by the 
New Haven records of births, etc., vol. 1, p. 29, which records the mar- 
riage of John Rose and Widow Luddington, in 1 663. That this marriage 
took place between March 3 and May 5, 1 663, is shown by the following : 

March 3, 1 662-3, ** John Tuttle doth alineate for ever to Widdow Lud- 
dington all his part of top land meadow about Stony river," etc 

May 5, 1663, "John Rose who married widdow Luddington was called 
to know wt security he would give for ye childrens portions yt was not 
yet of age to receive ym. But most of ye children that should have ap- 
peared at Court being not well & soe not fit to come the matter was respited 
till another time & he told yt he must give bond when called thereto." 
(Proprietors' Records, vol. 8, pp. 15, 19.) 

Savage, in his "Dictionary," vol. 3, says that William Luddington's 
" widow m. George Rose," but in the corrections at the end of voL 4^ 

1904.] Descendants of William Luddington. 73 

changes the name to John. Dodd's ^'EastrHayen Begister/' and Dr. 
. Haven*8 MS. history of East Haven, contain the error '^ Geoige " instead 
of John. 

Dodd's '^ Register " makes no mention of the first William Luddington 
until 1662, when it speaks of his death ; and we have heen anahle to find any 
record of him at New Haven of an earlier date than 1 662. The inventory, 
however, shows that he owned a house and land there at the time of lus 
decease ; and at some time, one hundred acres of land was set out to him, 
as appears hy a deed from his son William to Thomas Robinson, July 25, 
1723, of a '^ part of that tract of land set out to my father William Lud- 
dington which tract contains one hundred acres." (New Haven Land 
Rea>rds, vol. 6, p. 305.) The name of William Luddington's wife is given 
as Ellen, by Savage and Wyman ; but in Corey's ** History of Maiden, 
Mass.," p. 146, in a petition of Maiden women for the retension of the 
Bev. Mr. Matthews, dated Oct 28, 1651, it appears as Hellen. 

William Luddington, age 50, his son Thomas, age 20, and John, age 17, 
deposed Oct 29, 1657. William, age 51, deposed again Feb. 5, 1659 ; and 
his wife Ellen, age 40, deposed the next day. James Barret and William 
Luddington brought suit for slander. Mar. 27, 1660 ; and Ellen Lud- 
dington, relict of William, and Thomas his heir, gave a release to James 
Barret, administrator of William's estate. May 25, 1 662. (Mr. Patrick's 
notes, from Middlesex County files.) 

The iron works, where William Luddington died, were on the river that 
divides East Haven from Branford, and the records show that his real 
estate was in that vicinity, on that side of the river, which was then a part 
of New Haven. These iron works, established in 1 655, were the first in 
Connecticut and were continued for about twenty-five years. The furnace 
was supplied with bog ore from North Haven. (Barber's " Hist Coll. of 
Conn.," p. 204.) All servants, workmen and others employed there were 
under the jurisdiction of New Haven. (Proprietors' Records, vol. 2, p. 243.) 
Shepard's Greological Survey of Connecticut, p. 28, in speaking of beds of 
bog ore formerly worked until exhausted, says : *^ This was the case in 
North Haven and Branford and some other towns bordering the sound." 
That their supply of ore was cut off, was the probable cause of stopping 
the works, about 1680. 

The only records found of Ellen (Luddington) Rose after 1663 are as 
follows : 

New Haven, Dec. 14, 1665, "An inventory of the Estate of Wm. 
Shepheard deceased taken the 7th of December . . . and upon oath 
attested by the wife of John Rose." 

New Haven, Feb. 5, 1666, "Edward Preston Attornie on the behalfe 
of John Hathaway of Trenton, as administrator to ye estate of Wm. 
Shepheard deceased . . . Patrick Moran and John Rose called to 
give account of ye sd estate according to Inventory (onely yt which was 
payd to John Rose for his wives attendance on ye sd Shepheard w° he was 
sick) and engaged to give bond," etc. (Proprietors* Records, vol. 3, pp. 

What interest, if any, Patrick Moran and John Rose, or their wives, 
had in the estate of William Shepard, and why they took possession of the 
said estate, is not known ; but the facts indicate relationship of some kind, 
as yet not proved. This John Rose we suppose to have been the son (bom 
in 1619) of Robert Rose, who came in the Francis in 1634; and if so. 
Widow Luddington was his second wife ; and she must have died before 

74 Descendants of William Luddington. [Jan. 

1670, when this John Rose married his third wife, widow Phebe Potter. 
Children : 

2. i. Thomas,' b. 1687 ; removed to Newark, N. J. 

ii. John, b. 1640; supposed to have been one of the brothers referred 
to in the settlement of his brother Henry's estate as living in 1676. 
It is thought that all the early references to John Luddington in 
Dodd's *' East-Haven Register" relate to his nephew John,' the 
son of Tliomas.' The only record of John* in New Haven, aside 
from that of his brother Henry's estate, is Dec. 12, 1664, when 
John and Thomas Luddington testified in Town Court and Thomas 
called John "his brother." (Proprietors' Records, vol. 8, p. 4.) 
Mr. Patrick thinks John removed to Vermont. 

ill. Mary, b. Feb. 6. 1642-3 ; supposed to have been one of the sisters 
referred to as living in 1676. 

Iv. Henry, d. 1676. Inventory of the estate of ** Henry Luddington 
late of N. haven slayne in ye warre taken & apprised by Mathew 
Moulthrop & John Potter j'anry. 8, 1676." ** Upon exhibiting of 
ye above sd inventory & acco** for settlement & distribution this 
court settles ye administration upon Wm. Luddington onely 
brother p« sent to ye deceased & for the distribution (there being 
two brothers & sisters besides the sd William). This court doe 
order four pounds thirteen shillings four pence a piece to ye sd 
four & the rest of the estate to W™ Luddington for his part k 
trouble & paynes about it. As attests James Bishop Clerk." (New 
Haven Probate Records, vol. 1, part 1, p. 174.) 

V. Hannah; supposed to have been one of the sisters referred to as 
living in 1676. 
8. vi. William, b. about 1655; d. Feb. 1737; m. (1) Martha Rose; m. (2) 
June, 1690, Mercy Whitehead. 

vii. Matthkw. b. Dec. 16, 1657; d. Jan. 12, 1657-8. 

2. Thomas^ Luddington ( William^) bom in 1637, removed to New- 
wark, N. J., in 1666. On Apr. 16, 1689, he sold ten and a half 
acres of land, with old house and barn thereon, at the New Haven 
Iron Works, to John Thompson, at which time he described himself 
as of " Newark, New Jersey, Husbandman." (New Haven Land 
Records, vol. 1, p. 452.) The following, concerning his life at 
Newark, is from a Luddington MS., compiled by Mr. Patrick. 

At a town meeting May 13, 1672, Martin Tichenor and Thos. 
Luddington each had allowed them one and a half acres of land 
for stayhig on their place the first summer, when most of the set- 
tlers returned to Connecticut for the winter. In 1667, he was one 
of the persons appointed to make a rate of every man's estate. 
Thomas Luddington's estate at that time was put down at £122, 
and £«1 after the deduction had been made. On Feb. 6, 1667, he 
was granted lot No. 60, probably three acres ; and more land was 
granted to him in 1669, '70 and *73. He was the surveyor of the 
"land and swamp" in 1G80; surveyor of highways in 1681 ; and 
also committee in laying out the third division of land, and other 
lands in 1682, '83 and '84. On May 1, 1692, he sold three and a 
half acres of his home lot to Thomas Brown. After the town 
meeting in Aug., 1672, all trace of him is lost. 

One Thomas Luddington was at Hanover, N. J., in 1721. In 
1731, a Thomas Luddington and his wife Sarah sold salt meadow, 
but it is not probable that this was the Thomas who was bom in 

Children : 
4. i. John,' m. Rebecca Clark. 

11., etc. [Perhaps Thomas of Hanover, K. J., and others.] 

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3. William* Luddington {WiUiam^)^ bom aboat 1655, died Feb., 
1737. He married first, Martha, daughter of John* Rose ( Robert^) , 
and second, by the Bey. Samuel Russell, June, 1 690, Mercy, daugh- 
ter of John and Martha (Bradfield) Whitehead. (Branford Church 
Records.) The parentage of his first wife is proven by the will of 
John Rose of New Haven, which mentions <<wife phebe" and 
<' daughter Martha Luddington," dated April 18, 1683. (New 
Haven Probate Records, vol. 1, part 1, p. 190.) For the parent- 
age of his second wife, see Rroister, anUj vol. 55, page 184. 
On Mar. 26, 1683, William Luddington had three persons in his 
family, estate £52, and land 24i acres. In 1702, he had eleven 
persons in his famOy, estate £54, and land 27 acres. In the land 
division of 1709 he was rated at 8 persons, estate £70, and land 
Hi acres. (Dodd's EastrHaveu Register, pp. 34, 38, 46.) 

Records show that he must have l^en a man of intelligence and 
ability, and that he had the confidence of the parish in which he 

Dodd's '^ Register " puts the age of William^ Luddington as 51, 
at the time of his death in 1737, which is evidently a mistake, per- 
haps a misprint for 81. William Luddington was appointed ad- 
ministrator of his brother Henry's estate in 1676, and must have 
been 21 at that time, therefore bom as early as 1655. 

His estate was probated Feb. 7, 1736-7, and the distribution to 
the several parties named in the will was made July 4, 1737, and is 
recorded in New Haven Probate Records, vol. 6, p. 222. The 
widow's thirds appear to have been insufficient for her support, as 
is shown by a deed from her to Gideon Potter of New Haven, 
dated Oct 19, 1739, in which she tells that '^ having by the provi- 
dence of Grod been brought unto needy circumstances yt by many 
witnesses doth and may approve." (New Haven Land Records, 
vol. 11, p. 86.) Widow Mercy Luddington died Nov. 23, 1743, 
aged 75. (Dodd's East-Haven Register, p. 169.) Her will, made 
Jan. 7, 1742-3, was presented Dec. 5, 1743, when James Way, her 
son-in-law, was appointed executor. The will names son Eliphalet ; 
grandchildren, viz.: John Dawson's children, Ben jamiu Mallory's 
children ; granddaughter Elizabeth Goodsell ; grandchildren, viz. : 
John Luddington's children, Jude Luddington and Elizabeth Rose ; 
granddaughter Mary Mallory ; and daughter Dorcas Way. (New 
Haven Probate Records, vol. 6, p. .528.) An agreement was made 
Feb. 6, 1743-4, between James Way, executor, and Eliphalet 
Luddington whereby he took certain lands and paid all debts and 
legacies (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 6, p. 543) ; after 
which there was land to the amount of £20. 14. 2. set to each child 
or their heirs, with the exception of the heirs of John, the division 
being made Sept 3, 1744 {ibidj vol. 6, p. 565). Whether John's 
heirs were in fact omitted, or whether it was only an omission 
in copying, does not appear. The Elizabeth Goodsell named in 
connection with the estate of Mercy Luddington is the Elizabeth 
Penfield named in the will and distribution of William Luddington 's 

Children by first wife : 

5. I. Henry,* b. 1679; d. 1727; m. Sarah Collins. 

6. it. Eleanor, m. May 13, 1714, Kathaniel Baley of Guilford, Conn. 
VOL. Lvin. 6 

76 Descendants of William Ltuldington. [Jan. 

7. ill. William, b. Sept. 25, 1686; m. Feb. 28, 1710-11, Anna Hodge. 

Children by second wife : 

8. iv. Mbrct, b. May 81, 1691 ; m. Ebenezer Deans of Norwich, Conn. 

9. y. Mary, b. May 31, 169] ; d. Oct. 11, 1742, aged 52; m. in 1715, John 


10. yi. Hannah, b. Mar. 13, 1693 ; d. Jnne 4, 1719, aged 27 ; m. Isaac Pen- 


11. vli. John, b. Jan. 31, 1694; d. Oct. 30, 1726; m. Elizabeth Potter. 

12. viii. Eliphalkt, b. Apr. 28, 1697; d. Jan. 26, 1761; m. Abigail CoUins. 
ix. Elizabeth, b. 1699; d. July 28, 1707, aged 8. 

18. X. Dorothy, b. July 16, 1702 ; d. Sept. 19, 1742 ; m. Benjamin Mallory. 
14. xi. Dorcas, b. July 16, 1704; m. in 1722, James Way. 

4. John' Luddington ( TTiomas,^ William}) who died before July 8, 1 731, 

married, in 1703, Rebecca Clark. (New Haven County Court 
Records, vol. 2, p. 125.) He remained in New Haven after his 
father removed to Newark, N. J., and was located in East Haven 
at " Bridge swamp," where his son James succeeded him. In 1683, 
he had only one person in his family, and four acres of land ; and 
in 1702, he was listed as one person, with two acres. (Dodd's 
EastrHaven Register, pp. 18, 60, 34, 38.) On July 8, 1731, " Re- 
becca Luddington Relict and Widow of John Luddington, late of 
East Haven deed.," and James Luddington, each of East Haven, 
deeded land to Gideon Potter " that descends to us the said Lud- 
dingtons by the Deed John Luddington." (New Haven Land 
Records, vol. 9, p. 68.) On Apr. 6, 1737, the widow deeded land 
to her " son in law Edward Canodise." (New Haven Land Records, 
vol. 10, p. 353.) 
Children : 

i. James,* b. Aug. 8, 1703 ; d. In the French and Indian War, Sept. 3, 
1756; m. Jan. 2, 1735, Eleanor, dan. of Ebenezer Deanes. [See 
No. 8.] His name appears in Waterbury tax lists for 1743 and 
1744, and the birth of one child is recorded there. He was a 
soldier in the French and Indian War, from Apr. 23, 1756, until 
his death Sept. 3, 1756. (Conn. Hist. Society Collections, vol. ix., 
pp. 27 and 127.) Administration on his estate was granted to his 
widow Eleanor, the tlrst Monday in Mar., 1757. The distribution 
was made Mar. 30, 1757, to widow Eleanor, to only son Lemuel, 
Elizabeth, second daughter Hannah, and Eunice. (New Haven 
Probate Records, vol. ix., pp. 40 and 48.) Children : 1. Elizabeth,* 
b. Apr. 23, 1737; m. June 18, 1760, Zachariah Deanes, b. Sept. 28. 
1737, according to Prof. F. B. Dains of Chicago, 111., and had six 
children whose names and baptisms are given in Windham Church 
Records. 2. David, b. Mar. 19, 1739; was not living when his 
father*H estate was probated in 1757. 3. Hannah, b. Mar. 19, 
1744; called Anna in Hist, of Waterbury, Appendix, p. 86. 4. 

Eunice, b. May 11, 1751. 5. Lemuel, b. 1748; m. Hopestill , 

and had four sons and two daughters (Patrick's MS.). 


ili. Abigail, b. Aug. 28, 1707; d. Oct. 9, 1742; m. July 19, 1736, Ed- 
ward Canodise. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 1710; d. Dec. 13, 1718. 

5. Henry' Luddington (William,^ William}) married, Aug. 20, 1700, 

Sarah, daughter of William Collins. According to Dodd, he was a 
carpenter. On Feb. 25, 1755, William Luddington of Bran ford 
(son of Henry'), cordwainer, deeds " right that falls to me by my 
Hon"^^ Mother Sarah Collins Ludiiiton of New Haven deed, 
Daughter of William Collins deed." (New Haven Land Records, 

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vol. 18, p. 562.) In the land diyision of Sept 18, 1705, he was 
rated at £25 estate, with 4 persons in family, and received 10 acres 
of land. (New Haven Proprietors* Records, copy vol. 4, p. 158.) 
Administration on his estate was granted July 8, 1727, to *' Sarah 
Luddington Relict and Widow of the Deed." Nathaniel, Moses, 
and Aaron Luddington, his three minor sons, " made choice of their 

for their guardian." (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 

5, p. 379.) The inventory, taken Aug. 7, 1727, with an addition 
thereto Apr. 10, 1728, amounted to £201. Ids. Sarah Luddington 
chose her mother as guardian, June 27, 1728 ; Henry did the same. 
May 4, 1730; and Thomas the same, July 5, 1731. (New Haven 
Probate Records, vol. 5, pp. 392, 432, 450 ; vol. 6, pp. 5, 6.) 
Children, the names and births of the first two from New Haven 
records, the rest from Dodd : 
i. Danibl/ b. June 21, 1701; m. (1) Hannah, dau. of John Payne, 
Sr., of New Haveti by wife Mary (New Haven Land Records, 
vol. 8, p. 269; vol. 18, p. 487; and vol. 21, p. 372), who was bom 
Nov. 8, 1708, and d. May 17, 1740; and m. (2) Oct. 14, 1741, Su- 
sanna Clark of Wallingford, Conn., to which place he afterwards 
removed. She was probably dau. of Ebenezer and Elizabeth 
(Lothrop) Clark, b. Sept. 3, 1717 (Wallingford Records). Chil- 
dren by first wife : 1. Daniel,^ b. Feb. 22, 1726-7 ; d. Feb. 8, 1737, 
aged 9. 2. Ezra, b. Dec. 21, 1728; served in the French and 
Indian War, from Apr. 23 to Aug. 31, 1755. (Conn. Hist. Society 
Collections, vol. ix., p. 27.) 3. Solomon, b. Nov. 3, 1732; was 
living at South Hampton, Pa., In 1768. (New Haven Land Records, 
vol. 30, p. 491.) 4. Hannah, b. Nov. 4, 1734. Children by second 
wife: 6. Phebe, b. Nov. 19, 1742. 6. Daniel, b. May 9, 1744; m. 
Apr. 16, 1773, Mabel Lee. (Farmlngton Records.) 7. Titus, b. 
Sept. 13, 1747. 8. Collins, d. young. 9. Collins, b. about 1749; 
admitted to church in New Britain, Conn., Dec. 31, 1780; m. Feb. 

9, 1775, Sarah, dau. of Elijah Smith, Sr., and his wife Sarah 
(Grimes) ; removed to Oswego, N. Y. ; was in the war of the 
Revolution ; d. in 1821, at Candor, N. Y. ; five children. (Andrews's 
Ecclesiastical Hist., First Church of New Britain, Conn., p. 186.) 

10. John, d. young. 11. John. 

ii. William, b. Sept. 6, 1702; m. (1) Nov. 5, 1730, Mary Knowles of 
Branford, Conn., where he resided. She d. Apr. 16. 1769 ; and he 
ra. (2) Apr. 17, 1760, Mary Wilkinson of Branford. His family 
record is found at Branford. Children: 1. Submit,^ b, Feb. 10, 
1732-3 ; ra. June 28, 1754, Stephen Johnson of Branford. 2. Mary, 
b. May 20, 1736. 3. Henry, b. May 25. 1739; ra. May 12, 1760, 
Abigail Luddington, according to Mr. Patrick's MS., but Dodd 
calls her ** Sarah"; had twelve children; was in the French 
and Indian War, from April 10, 1766, to Aug. 23, 1757, when he 
deserted. (Conn. Hist. Society Collections, vol. ix., pp. 144, 
225.) 4. Lydia, b. July 25, 1741 ; ra. Aug. 28, 1761, William Buck- 
ley of Branford (Branford Records), but Dodd says *' Aaron." 
5. Samuel, b. Apr. 30, 1744. 6. Bcbeckah, b. May 10, 1747. 7. 
Anne, b. June 20, 1750. 8. Stephen, b. Oct. 18, 1753. ♦* On Mon- 
day night after ye 20»*» of May Last [1754] part of dwelling house 
of William Luddington of Branford . . . was burnt with two 
of his children and all his hoasehold goods, viz, Rebecca age 7 
years Anne Aged 4 years." (Branford Records.) 

ili. Sarah, b. Feb. 1703 ; d. Mar. 27, 1709. 

iv. Dinah, b. Jan. 16, 1704 ; ra. Oct. 5, 1725, Isaac Thorpe. 

V. Lydia, b. Feb. 9, 1707; m. Dec. 5, 1732, Moses Thorpe. Isaac 
Thorpe and Dinah his wife, and Moses Thorpe and Lydia his 
wife, all of New Haven, deeded, Apr. 28, 1755, to Nathaniel Lud- 
inton of East Haven, land that "fell to us being heirs to the 
Estate of Aaron Luddington of sd East Haven deed." (New 
Haven Land Records, vol. 19, p. 313.) 

78 Descendants of William Luddington. [Jan. 

vi. Nathaniel, b. Apr. 2, 1708; m. (1) Mary Chidsey, who d. May 7, 
1758, in her 67th year (gravestone at East Haven) ; and m. (2) 
widow Eunice Smith, dan. of Samuel and Mary (Hemlnway) 
Rnssell. (Dodd's East-Haven Register, p. 138 ; New Haven Land 
Records, vol. 80, p. 18 ; and Tnttle Family, p. 178.) Child by first 
wife: 1. Lucy,* m. Rnssell Grannls. Children by second wife: 
2. Eunice, m. Matthew Rowe. 8. Nathaniel. 4. Mary, 

vii. MosBS, b. Oct. 8, 1709 ; m. Ennice, dan. of John and Mary (Foot) 
Chidsey. (Dodd*s East-Haven Register, p. 118.) His brother 
Daniel, on Mar. 29, 1781-2, deeded him all right '* In certain land 
which was the home lott and Dwelling of my Hononred ffather 
Henry Lnddlngton, dec." (New Haven Land Records, vol. 9, p. 

vill. Aaron, b. June 6, 1710; d. at sea, before Apr. 28, 1755. (New 
Haven Land Records, vol. 19, p. 818.) 

ix. Elisha, b. Aug. 1712; d. Mar. 12. 1715. 

X. Elisha, b. Jan. 7, 1716; living at Pblllepse Precinct, in Dutchess 
County, N. T., Feb. 24, 1755. (New Haven Land Records, vol. 19, 
p. 71.) His name appears in the tax list of that county, 1748. 
His dau. Abigail^ m. Henry^ Luddlngton. (Patrick's MS.) 

xi. Sarah, b. Mar. 6, 1714; living at New Haven, unmarried, Nov. 17, 
1745. (New Haven Land Records, vol. 11, p. 220.) Dodd says 
she m. Daniel Mead. 

xli. Thomas, b. 1718; drowned May 80, 1748. 

6. Eleanor' Luddington ( William* WlUiarn}) married, May 13, 1714, 

Nathaniel, son of John and Mary (Goodrich) Bailey of Guilford. 
He was born in 1682, and died Dec. 17, 1741, age 59. She died 
May 31, 1748. His family record is found at Guilford, where he 
and his wife were living Aug. 29, 1738, when they deeded land to 
their son-in-law Jonathan Blakeslee of Guilford, which was '^ our 
Honoured ffarthers William Luddington Deceased." (New Haven 
Land Records, vol. 11, p. 2.) Jan. 18, 1743-4, she was ^< Relict 
widdow of Nathaniel Baly late of Guilford," when she deeded land 
from her father's estate to her " son-in-law Cornelius Dowde of sd 
Guilford." (New Haven Land Records, vol 12, p. 277.) The 
estate of Nathaniel Bayley was distributed Dec. 29, 1741, to Doro- 
thy Blakesley, wife of Jonathan Blakesley, Mary Lee, wife of 
Joseph Lee, Jr., Hitty Dowde, wife of Cornelius Dowde, Hannah 
Bayley, and Zerviah Bayley. (Guilford Probate Records, vol. 4, 
p. 116.) 
Children : 

i. Mart Bailrt, b. 1715 ; m. Joseph Lee, Jr. 

ii. Dorothy Bailbt, b. Mar. 6, 1717; m. Mar. 21, 1788-4, Jonathan, 

son of Ebenezer Blakesley, Jr., of New Haven. (See Register, 

ante, vol. 66, p. 286.) 
ill. Mbhitablb Bailet, b. Feb. 10, 1720; m. Cornelius Dowde. 
iv. Hannah Bailbt, b. May 4, 1722. 
V. Zerviah Bailbt, b. Aug. 18, 1726. 

7. William* Luddington {WiMiam? WiUiam^)^ bom Sept 25, 1686, 

married, Feb. 28, 1710-11, Anna Hodge. He removed to Water- 
bury, Conn., before Nov. 28, 1744, when he sold land from his 
father's estate. (New Haven Land Records, vol. 12, pp. 307, 
393.) On Dec. 11, 1723, he subscribed to an agreement to live in 
Waterbury four years and build a house there; and in 1729 he 
was among the new inhabitants, with a wife and four children. He 
bought land in the north part of the town in 1738, and Oct 8, 1740, 
was one of the signers, of Northbory (now Plymouth), of a petition 

1904.] Descendants of William Luddington. 79 

to tbe General ABsemUy againBt building a new meeting house ^' at 
present," and offering to give a building for publio worship. (New 
Hist of Waterbury, vol. 1, pp. 295, 300, 863, 663.) His name, 
according to Miss K. A. Frichard, appears in the Waterbury tax 
lists for 1739-41-42-44-46, and 48 to 54, mcludve. 

i. Matthkw*, b. Apr. 28, 1712 ; d. about 1752 ; m. Lydia Smith, who 
d. Feb. 6, 1798, aged 82. His name was in the Waterbury tax list 
for 1789, and 1761. Children : 1. Joseph,^ m. Mercy, widow of 
Jeremiah Peck, Jr. (History of Waterbury, Appendix, p. 86.) 
2. Mabel, m. Isaac Mallory. 8. Timothy, His mother was ap- 
pointed his guardian the first Monday in Oct., 1752. (New Haven 
Probate Records, toI. 8, p. 184.) He was in the French and Indi- 
an War from Mar. 81 to Nov. 24, 1757, when he deserted. (Conn. 
Hist. Society Collections, vol. iz, p. 172. He was killed in battle 
at East Haven Heights, during the Revolutionary war. (Patrick's 
MS.) 4. Samuel, m. in 1777, Desire Barnes. (Tuttle Family, p. 
688.) His mother was appointed his guardian, the first Monday 
in June, 1756. (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 8, p. 448.) 

ii. Ruth, b. June 7, 1713 : m. in 1786, Jonathan, b. Jan. 7, 1712, son of 
Henry and Mary (Frost) Cook. (Branford, Conn., Records.) 

m. Naomi, b. Dec. 16, 1716; m. (1) in 1740, Josiah Tuttle; and m. (2) 
in 1761, Gideon AUin. (Hist, of Waterbury, Appendix, p. 86.) 

iv. EuzABBTH, b. Feb. 9, 1720 ; m. Apr. 5, 1765, William Francher. 
(Hist, of Waterbury, Appendix, p. 49.) 

▼. Abraham, b. Nov. 80, 1721 ; d. Oct. 20, 1768 ; m. July 28, 1747, Cath- 
arine, dau. of Ebenezer Elwell ; five children. (Hist, of Water- 
bury, Appendix, p. 86.) 

t1. Samxtkl, b. Aug. 10, 1723 ; served in the French and Indian War, in 
1766. (Conn. Hist. Society Collections, vol. ix, p. 212.) 

Til. Joseph, b. Apr. 8, 1726. 

8. Mebct* Luddington (WilUam,^ WtUiam^), bom May 81, 1691, 

married, Mar. 17, 170G-7, Ebenezer Deanes of Norwich, Conn. He 
was son of Abraham Dains, the name being variously spelled. 
Ebenezer and his wife Mercy were living at New Haven, May 2, 
1739, when they sold land from their father's estate ; and at Scot- 
land, Windham Co., Conn., when they sold more land, Oct. 11, 
1744, (New Haven Land Records, vol. 11, p. 59; vol. 12, p. 
297.) He was a member of the church at Hampton, Conn., Dec 
28, 1729 ; and Ebenezer and Mercy Dean were among the original 
members of the church at Scotland, at its organization in 1735. The 
parentage of Ebenezer, the date of his marriage, and the date of 
birth of their first child, is from a private letter of Prof. F. B. 
Dains to Mr. Patrick. The other children are according to Wea- 
ver's MS. 

Children : 
i. Elinor Dbanss, b. Feb. 4, 1709-10; m. Jan. 2, 1784-5, James Lud- 
dington, son of John, No. 4. 
it. ZuBViAH Dbanes, b. Mar. 81, 1721. 
iii. Hannah Dranbs, b. Aug. 9, 1722 ; d. Feb. 18, 1746-7. 
iv. John Dranes, b. June 29, 1724; m. Jan. 22, 1745-6, Rachel Bond ; 
six children. 

9. Mart" Luddington ( William -^ WHUam^), bom May 31, 1691, mar- 

ried, in 1715, John, bom m 1677, son of Robert Dawson, a farmer 
of Foxen, East Haven, Conn. He died Aug. 28, 1732 ; and she 
died Oct 11, 1742, aged 52. She was his second wife, his first 

80 Descendants of William Lvddington. [Jan. 

wife having been Sarah Chedsey, born Dec. 8, 1689, died May 22, 
1709. (Descendants of Robert Dawson, p. 14.) John and Mary 
Dawson were living at East Haven, Conn., June 25, 1737. (New 
• Haven Land Records, vol. 10, p. 366.) Dodd*B East-Haven Regis- 
ter erroneously gives Mrs. Dawson's name as Mercy, although he 
calls it Mary in her death record. 
Children (from Dawson Family) : 

1. Timothy Dawson, b. Apr. 27, 1716 ; d. May 16, 1740. Margaret 

Dawson, who m. Nov. 6, 1759, Richard Darrow, is supposed to 
have been his widow. 

li. Robert Dawson, b. Mar. 2, 1718, d. Jan. 26, 1799; m. (1) Thank- 
ful, widow of William Grannis, who d. June 29, 1787 ; and m. (2) 
Dec. 6, 1787, Mary Russell ; six children. 

ill. Anna Dawson, b. 1720 ; d. young. 

iv. Titus Dawson, b. 1722; d. Sept. 28, 1742. 

V. John Dawson, m. Mary Moulthrop; removed to Southington, 
Conn., about 1762; d. at New Hartford, Conn., May 19, 1787; six 

10. Hannah' Luddington (WtUiam,'^ William}), horn Mar. 13, 1693, 

died June 4, 1719, age 37, married Isaac, son of Samuel and Mary 
(Frisbie) Penfield. He was living at New Haven, Feb. 22, 1721- 

2, when William Luddington deeded land to his '^ son Isaac Pen- 
field." (New Haven Land Records, vol. 8, p. 418.) He died 
Oct. 22, 1754, age 70. Their daughter Elizabeth received a full 
share of William Luddington's estate, in 1737 ; and a share of the 
widow's thirds, in 1744, as Elizabeth Gudsel. 


i. Elizabeth Penfirld, b, 1715; m. (1) Aug. 81, 1787, Isaac Godsell; 
m. (2) Caleb Chedsey, Jr.; d. Jan. 8, 1767, aged 52; eleven chil- 
dren, on record at New Haven. 

11. John* Luddington (William,^ William^), born Jan. 31, 1694, died 

Oct. 30, 1726, married, before Apr. 10, 1722, Elizabeth, bom Sept 
24, 1697 (Patrick's MS.), daughter of John and Elizabeth (Holt) 
Potter of East Haven. (New Haven Land Records, vol. 6, p. 47.) 
After his death, she married second, Oct 2, 1734, Thomas Wheadon 
of Branford (New Haven Marriages ; and Probate Records, vol. 
6, p. 354), and died Sept. 3, 1746. Administration on the estate of 
"John Luddington Late of New Haven Deed.," was granted to 
" Elizabeth Luddington Widdow & Relict of said deed.," Jan. 2, 
1726-7. The inventory, Aug. 7, 1727, amounted to £202. 3. 6. 
Divison was made Nov. 6, 1727, to the widow, to John, Elizabeth, 
and Jude. (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 5, pp. 336, 386, 
397.) John chose Samuel Potter, Jr., May 5, 1735, for his guar- 
dian ; Elizabeth chose Thomas Robinson, Mar. 10, 1735-6 ; and 
Jude chose Gideon Potter, Sept 1, 1740. (New Haven Probate 
Records, vol. 6, pp. 166, 181, 313). 
Children : 

1. Elizabeth^, m. Mar. 15, 1739, John Rose of Branford, where she 
was living in 1759. (Branford Land Records, vol. 8, p. 66.) 

li. John, b. June 26, 1723. Dodd says he d. May 80, 1743, aged 20. 
His will, dated Oct. 4, 1743, probated the first Monday in Dec, 
1757, named his brother Jude, and sisters Mary Wheadon and 
Elizabeth Rose. His uncle Gideon Potter was executor. (New 

1904.] Descendants of William Luddington. 81 

Haven Probate Records, vol. 8, p. 814.) The "sister Mary 
Wheadon " does not appear in the probate of his father's estate. 
She may have been dan. of his step-father, Thomas Wheadon. 
iii. JuDE, b. July 23, 1726; m. CI) Martha Page; m. (2) widow Mary 
(Wade) Frisbie. (Patrick's MS.) He was living at Soathington, 
Conn., Nov. 12, 1748. (New Haven Land Records, vol. 13, p. 479.) 
In deeds, he was called of Branford, In 1767 and 1761. (Branford 
Land Records, vol. 8, pp. 243, 161.) He served in the French and 
Lidian War, in 1767. (Conn. Hist. Society Collections, vol. Ix, 
p. 226. Children (from Patrick's MS.) by first wife: 1. John*, 
b. 1749; d. Sept. 10, 1841, aged 92; ra. (1) Sarah Palmer; m. (2) 
May 7, 1796, Jane Ely. 2. Daniel, m. Naomi Searl of Southamp- 
ton, Mass. 3. Martha, m. Noah Stone. Children by second wife : 
4. Jude, m. Huldah Carrier, of Colchester, Conn. 6. Elizabeth, 
b. Mar. 1763 ; m. Elijah Williams. 6. Asemath, b. 1766 ; m. Asa 
Miller of West Springfield, Mass. ; d. Nov. 6, 1846. 7. Lucinda, 
b. 1770; d. Dec. 81, 1840; m. in 1799, Nathan Stevens of Wilbra- 
ham, Mass. 

12. Eldphalet* Luddington (William^* William^), bom Apr. 28, 1697, 
died Jan. 26, 1761, accordiDg to gravestone at East Haven (Dodd 
says, bom June 1, 1697), married Aug. 20, 1720, Abigail, daughter 
of David and Abigail (Thompson) Collins, who was born Sept. 14, 
1700. (Patrick's MS.) She died Dec. 12, 1790, aged 90. His 
will was probated the first Monday of Feb., 1761, by Abigail Lud- 
dington and Nathaniel Luddington, executors. The inventory, 
dated the first Monday in Mar., 1761, amounted to £45. 1. 8. It 
included his "cutlas Sword and belt." Joseph Grannis of New 
Haven, in right of his wife Olive, appealed from the decision ap- 
proving the will. Amos Frisbie and Mary his wife, of Woodbury, 
Litchfield County, also appealed. Division of the estate, the first 
Monday in Apr., 1762, was to the widow Abigail Luddington, to 
Jesse, Isaac, Amos, and Hannah Luddington, to Abigail Barnes, 
Alline (Olive) Grannis, Mary Frisbie, and granddaughter Anne 
Luddington. (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 9, pp. 465, 467, 
557, 653, 678). 
Children : 

i. Jesse*, b. 1722; d. Feb. 8, 1799; m. in 1749, Mehitable, b. Apr. 17, 

1726, dau. of John and Martha (Tattle) Smith; seven children. 

(Tuttle Family, p. 36.) 
11. Isaac, m. Mary, dan. of Samuel and Lydia Goodsell. Children: 

1. Appeline*. 2. Mary, m. (1) Isaac Grannis, Jr.; m. (2) Seth 

Barnes. 8. Martha, m. Jared Grannis. 4. Isaac. 5. Asa. 6. 

Sarah, m. Joseph Howd. 7. Anna, m. Jacob Hitchcock. 8. 

Jared, m. in 1798, Sarah Goodsell. 9. Ame. 
ill. Amos, m. June 7, 1767, Mercy Thomson. Adm. on his estate granted 

to his widow Mercy, the first Monday of Sept., 1766. Inventory 

j^l63. 2. 0. Distribution to the widow and two daughters, whose 

names are not given. (New Haven Probate Records, vol. 10, pp. 

863, 356, 418.) Served In the French and Indian War, from Sept. 

11 to Dec. 9, 1766. (Conn. Hist. Society Collections, vol. ix, p. 

81.) Children : 1. Sibyl,^ ra. Joel Dawson. 2. Ame. 
iv. Asa, d. In the French and Indian War, in which he served from Aug. 

8 to 24, 1767. (Conn. Hist. Society Collections, vol. ix, p. 231.) 
T. Mary, m. Amos Frisbie. 
Ti. Olive, m. Joseph, son of Thomas and Mehitable (Thompson) 

Grannis ; d. of small pox. Mar. 30, 1788. 
vii. Ame, d. yonng. 
Till. Hannah, d. yonng. 
ix. Abigail, m. Enos Barnes; removed to Litchfield, Conn., where she 

d. June 8, 1768; five children. He d. Mar. 2, 1799, age 75. 

(WoodruiTs Litchfield Beglster, p. 16.) 

82 Records of Second Church of ScitwUe. [Jan. 

X. Elam, d. before Jan. 20, 1761, the date of his father's will; m. May 
5, 1748, AnnaFiDch. Child: 1. Anna^, b. Oct. 6, 1761; m. John 
Chidsey, 8d. This Anna is thought to be the grandaaghter **Anne 
Lnddington" named in the will and distribntion of Eliphalet 

13. Dorothy* Luddinoton {WxUiam,^ William^ bom July 16, 1702, 

died Sept, 19, 1742, married Benjamin Mallory, who was bom 
Not. 5, 1701. After her death, he married second, Mary O'Neal, 
by whom he had seven children. He died about 1762. Benjamin 
Mallory and Dorothy his wife joined her mother Mercy, and some 
of the children of William Lnddington, in a deed of the *^ new 
lott," to John Howel, June 25, 1737. (New Haven Land Records, 
vol. 10, p. 366.) 

i. David Mallort, b. 1784 ; d. 1786, age 8 years. 

ii. Mbrct Mallort, b. 1736; d. Sept. 19, 1742, aged 6. 

Hi. Joseph Mallory, m. (1) Thankful, dan. of Jonathan and Bridget 
(Hunnewell) Roberts, of East Haven, Conn., who was b. Mar. 24, 
1729, and d. July 80, 1778; m. (2) in 1774, En nice, dan. of Benja- 
min and Hannah (Abbott) Barnes; d. at Wolcott, Conn., June 9, 
1791 ; ten children. (Rbgistbr, ante, vol. 54, p. 824.) 

iv. Isaac Mallort, m. Mabel* Lnddington (Mathew^, William*, No. 7). 
Children : 1. Asa, 2. Jared. 8. Lorana^ m. Lemuel Shepard of 
Southington. 4. Ame, 

V. Mart Mallort, d. yonng. 

14. Dorcas* Luddinoton {WiJUam^^ WHUam^)^ bom July 16, 1704, 

married, in 1722, James Way. (New Haven Land Records, voL 
10, p. 366). 
Children : 

i. Mbrct Wat, b. Aug. 80, 1728. 

ii. Hannah Wat, b. 1786; d. Feb. 9, 1787. 

iii. Mart Wat. 

iv. James Wat, b. Jan. 5, 1741. 

V. TiMOTHT Wat, b. Mar. 16, 1745 ; m. (1) Oct. 4, 1765, Abigal Dawson, 
who d. Dec. 15, 1766 ; m. (2) Rhoda Rose ; m. (8) Hannah Shep- 
ard ; twenty children. 




Commanicated by Wilford Jacob Litchtibld, M.S., of Southbridge, Mass. 
[Continued from Vol. 57, page 403.] 

Anno. 1735 

1 Mary Dwelle wife of Joseph Jan : 12th 1734/5 

2 Frances Hatch wife of Jeremiah Hatch Sep^ 7"» 1735. 

8 Mary Gushing wife of John Gushing jun' Esq' Nov : 2* 1735 

4 Mehitabel Merit, wife of Jonathan Merit Nov : 9^ 1735 

5 Mary Toby of about 17 years, daughter of Thomas Dec : 14^ 1785. 

1904.] Beeords of Second Church of Soiiuate. 83 


1 MATgr^ GoUomare wife of John CoUomar March 7^ 1785/6 

2 Thomas White of Manhfield and 

3 Mary Bryant daughter of David Oct 10^ 1736. 


1 William Cartioe jnn' July 3^ 1737 dismissed to Pemhroke June 24, 

1740. [Later entry.] 

2 North Eelk: Nov: 6^ 1737 

1 Benjamin Perry jun' Feb 5^ 1737/8 

2 Maiy Silvester wife of Zebulon April 2^ 1738. 

3 Cesar a Negro Serv* of Cap^ Torrys Aug* &^ 1738. 

4 Richard, A&as Dick, a negro Serv* to M' Anthony Ck)llomar was 

received into full comunion w^ this chh [no date] 

1 Eliwbeth Turner (Widow of Benj«) May 6*» 1739. 

2 Elkanah Tohnan & 

3 Elizabeth his wife members of the first chh of Christ in Plymouth, 

had their dissmission & reoomendation, Bead to & by y' chh, 
accepted, May 6^ 1739. 

1 Edward Prouty was received into full Comunion with this chh 
Sept 14th 


1 Temperance Foster wife of Elisha: May 10*^ 

2 Lemuel Bryant July 5*^ 

3 Ruth Perry, daughter of Benj" Perry Aug. 9"» 1741 


1 Anna Lenthal Bella Feb : 7^ 1741/2 

2 Joseph Copeland, & \ . » ,^ .».^ 

3 Elizabeth Copeland his wife ;^P^* ^'^^ 

4 Joseph Damon & ^ 

5 Joseph Palmer & 

6 Jane his wife & ) June 6^ 1742. 

7 Mary Williams 
of Taunton 

8 Bathsheba Dammon. '\ 

9 Jemima Dammon, & V July 4^ 1742 

10 Sarah Green J 

11 Sarah Stockbridge wife of Sam" Stockbridge jun' Aug* !■* 1742 

12 Bethiah Powers wife of Nicholas Powers Aug 1"* 1742 

13 Hannah Briggs daughter of Jam' Briggs Aug^ 1'* 1742. 

14 Mary Woodart wife of Robert, Aug 29 1742 

15 Mary Neal wife of John Neal Au^ 29 1742 

16 Abigail Lincoln wife of Isaac, Aug* 29. 1742 

17 WilBam Silvester & ) xj ^^ 

18 Mary his wife | ^^^- ' 

19 Abigail Bestow & } xr t i^Aa 

20 MehitabelNorthypov.7,1742. 

21 Mary Buck wife of Isaac Buck jun' Nov : 7th 1742. 

22 Samuel Hatch, Son of Jeremiah Hat[c]h Dec : 1** 1742 

84 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [Jan. 


1 Priscilla Hatch Wife of Micah Hatch February 6«* 1742/3 

2 Deborah Turner Wife of Israel Turner Feb. &^ 1742/3 

3 Edmund Gross and \ 

4 Olive his wife. / vf^-^i, i^th 

5 Mary Brook [? Brooks] wife of E [?] °»J 1742/3 

6 Abigail Marble wife of David V ' 

7 Hannah Stetson wife of Ma [?] / 

8 Thomas Bryant jun"^ April 3* 1743. 

9 Mary Torry wife of Cap^ Caleb Torry April 3<i 1743 

10 Abner Perry Son of Benj™ Perry May 1** 1743. 

11 Hannnh Collomar Wife of Thomas CoUomar June b^ 1743 

12 Abigail Turner wife of Jonathan June 5"* 1743. 

13 Jemima Prouty wife of William Aug* 7^** 

14 Mercy Lincoln wif* of Joshua Aug' 7*** 

15 Ruth Eells wife of Nort[h] Aug' 7«> 1743 

16 James Lambert Sep' 4*^ 1743. 

17 Cap' Nehemiah RandaU Oct : 2** 1743 

18 Sarah Lambert wife of James Oct : 2* 1743. 

19 Michael Turner Nov : ^^ 1743 

1 Abi; ail Bowker wife of Lazarus May 13. 1744. 

2 Jof» na Dammon wife of Joseph June lO*** 1744. 

r She is the person y' Compleats the Siun of 
-| 295 Since I was ordained, w^ was June 
( Se U"* 1704. Next thirsday it will be 40 years 
8 Isaac Dammon, & ) j j 1 -* 

4 Lydia his wife ) ^ 

5 Benimin Stoddard & ^ 

6 Mary his wife, & V Oct 7*^ 1744 

7 Patience Gorden ) 

8 Benj"* Curtice Nov. 4*^ 1744. 

9 Cuba, a Negro Servant woman of M' Isaac Turners Dec : 2* 1744 

Leah Foster a free Negro woman Sep' l" 1745. 

1 Deborah Turner Daughter of John Turner May 4'*> 1746. 

2 Abiel Benson, widow of Joseph Benson junr Aug' 3** 1746 

3 Mary Bryant wife of Samuel Bryant jun' Nov : 9'** 1746. 

Grace Church, wife of Joseph Church July 5"* 1747. 

1 Sarah Wheelright the wife of John Wheleright 

2 Jael Whitten a Single woman May 1"' 1748. 

3 Anna Curtiss a Single woman June 5'** 1748 

4 Hannah Buck daughter of Isaac Buck aged about 17 yeares Dec: 

4"* 1748. 

1 Sarah House Daughter David House Deceased, a young woman, 

March 5"* 1748/9 

2 Mary Northy wife of James July 2d 1749 

1904.] Becords of Second Church of Scituate. 85 

3 Sarah Ruggles daughter of Brother John Ruggles 

4 Sarah Clap the wife of Joseph Clap had her dismiffion from the 2d 

chirch in Bridgwater to this Church read & accepted Aug* — 6 

5 Abigail Bryant wife of Benjamin Sep^ 3^ 1749. 

6 Mary Samfon wife of Charls Samfon Nov : 5** 1749. 

M' Jonathan Derby's Dismifsion from y* 1"* chh: in Hingham was read 
& he Received into full Communion with this Church November the 13"*: 
1754 the morning before He was Ordained 

Att* Joseph Cushing Jun* 

Clerk of the Church during the Vacancy 

The Names ^ of thofe that It have baptized in the year 1704 are here 
set down. 


Ruth Foster daughter of Hatherly Foster. June. 25. 

Experience Stock-Bridge, Daughter of Charles Stockbridge. June. 25. 

John Stockbridge Son of Joseph Stockbridge July. 2 

Deborah Dwelly Daughter of John Dwelly July. 2 

Jeffe Turner Son of Jonathan Turner July. 2. 

Richard Curtife, Son of Joseph Curtife July. 2. 

Edward, and Elizabeth Proutey children of Edward Prouty. July 16, 

Deborah Curtife Daughter of Benjamin Curtife July 16. 

Richard Silvester Son of Benjamin Silvester July 16. 

Daniel King Son of Daniel King. July. 23. 

Hopef til Befby Son of John Befby Auguft. 6. 

Thomas Clap, Son of Stephen Clap Auguft. 6. 

Caleb Randal, Son of Isaac Randal Auguft 20. 

Hawkins Turner, Son of Benjamin Turner September. 3. 

Deborah And Aren [? Aaron] Woodward children of Robert Woodward 
September. 10. 

Sarah [?] Turner, Daughter of John Turner September. 17. 

Japhet Turner, Son of Japhet Turner September 17, 

Abijah and Leah Stetfon children of Benjamin Stetfon Jun'^ : September 

Gidion and Elizabeth Rofe Children of Jeremiah Rofe, October. 1. 

Mary James, daughter of John James October. 8. 

Judith Church, daughter of Nathan" Church ocf : 8. 

Thomas Clark, Son of Thomas Clark jun*" October 22. 

Hannah and Mary Lappam Children of Samuel Lappam October. 22. 

Adult -{ Elizabeth Jorden aged [Uank'] years, bap* : Nov' 5. 

Adult \ Elizabeth Henchman daughter of Jofeph Henchman aged [blank'] 
\ years bapt : November 5 

Judith Bryan, Daughter of Joseph Bryan Nov"" 5. 

William and Amos Stetfon children of Robert Stetson. November. 5. 

John Collomar, fon of Peter Collomar. December. 3. 

Adult -^Joseph Henchman aged [blank'] years, Dec : 3. 

Marj', Thomas, Deborah, Edmond, and Sarah Henchman children of 
Joseph Henchman were baptized December. 3. 

•These baptismal entries begin on page 8 of the Church Book, and continue for 48 
kges, into the year 17&1. 
f Bev. Nathaniel Eells. 

86 Records of Second Ohurch of ScitucUe* [Jan. 


Mary Smith Daaghter of Deborah Smith. 
March 25 

John King fon of John King of Marfhfield, April. 1 [or 31. 

AdtUt 'I Thomas A Negroe ferv^ to John Dwelly Apnl. 1 [or d]. 

Adult -{ Thomas Turner aged [&2tinib] years. May. 6. 

Mary Baker [? Bowker], Elizabeth Buker, Edmund Baker Children of 
James Buker May. 27. 

Adult Experience Pamer [? Palmer] Aged [blank^ J'wie 17. 

Bebeccah Tilden, Daughter of Samael Tilden of Marshfield Jmie 17 

Gorge, And Mary Shove, children of Edward Shove, Jane. 17. 

Lydia Turner, Daughter of Thomas Turner, and martha A his wife. 
June. 17. 

Hannah Witherel Daughter of William Witherel and Sarah his wife 
July. 15. 

John Magoone the fon of John Magoone and Hannah his wife, July 22. 

David Magoone, and Mary Magoone Children of Elias and Hannah 
July 22. 

Hannah Henchman Daughter of Joseph Henchman and Mary his wife. 
July. 29. 

Sarah Eells, Daughter of Nathanael and Hannah Eells August 5. 1705 

Keziah Perry daughter of William and Elizabeth Perry. Auguft 22. 

William Curtife, fon of Benjamin Curtife and Mary his wife August. 12. 

David Pickles, fon of Nathan Pickles and Miriam his wife, August. 12. 

Adult f Mary Joflen aged 21 years, and 

Adult ( Nathaniel Joflen aged 18 years ; August 19. 

jj fA^ Patience Stetfon &sed 17. years; daughter of Sam° Stetfon; 

^''•^i September. D** "« ^ ' « 

Ann Clark, Deborah Clark, Charity Clark, Children of Thomas Clark 
and Martha his wife Sepf : 9**. 

Nathanael Parker, William Parker Rachel Parker and Miriam, alias 
Mary Parker, Children of William Parker and Rachel his wife : Septem- 
ber. 16. 

Charles Turner the Son of Charles turner and his wife September. 30. 

Elizabeth Randal Daughter of If aac Randal and Deborah his wife ; No- 
vember. 4***. 

Adult Mary Beacon, aged 27 years. November 11. 

Standly Silvester fon of Benjamin Silvefter and his wife. December 10. 

Anno 1706 

Jane King daughter of Icabod King and Hannah his Wife. March 3^. 

Timothy Fofter Son of Hatherly Fofter and Barfhua his wife March 10 

Benjamin Cufhing fon of John Cufhing and Deborah his wife Aprill 
28. 1706 

Hannah Turner daughter of Japhet Turner and Hannah his wife. April 

Anna Clap daughter of Joseph Clap and Abigail his Wife May. 5 

Thomas Clap Son of John Clap and Hannah his Wife May. 5. 
' David Lappam fon of Sam^ Lappan [ncl. May. 12. 

Adult }• -{Thomas Stockbridge Aged f^nl;] years May. 19. 

Esekiel Kent Son of John Kent and Sarah his wife. May 26. 

1904. ] Becords of Second Church of Scituate. 87 

Hannah Beacon, Daughter of Mary Beacon. June 16 

Samuel And Mary B^en Children of Samuel Rogers, of Marfhfield 
and Jael his wife June. 23. 

Aduk. Lydk Clift Wife of WiUiam Clift. July. 14 

Lydia Clift, and William Clift, Children of William & Lydia Clift his 
wife. July. 14. 

Joshua Steaples [? Staples] Son of Samuell Steples and Elizabeth His 
wife July 14. 

Elisha Curtice, Son of Joseph Curtice and Rebecca his wife July. 14. 

Mary King Daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth King. July. 28 

Mary Turner Daughter of Jonathan Turner and Mercy his wife Auguf t. 4. 

Rebekah King Daughter of John King and Bebekah his wife Auguf t 25. 

[^bianil Stockbridge daughter of Charles Stockbridge and Abigail his 
wife Sep^ 1. 

Martha Stetfon Daughter of Robert Stetfon and Mary his wife Sept : 8. 

Abiel Turner Son of John Turner and Abigail His Widow October &^ 

AdulL Margaret Pratt Wife of Jonathan Pratt October 13. 

Abigail Prat, Margret Prat, Martha Pratt Children of Jonathan Prat, 
and Margarett His Wife October. 13. 

Stephen Clap Son of Stephen Clap and Temperance his wife December. 1. 

Barfhubah Stockbridge Daughter of Joseph Stockbridge and Margret, 
his wife, December. 3. 

Mary Perry daughter of James Perry and Mary his wife December 1, 

James Proute son of Edward Prouty and Elizabeth his wife. Decemb'^ : 1. 

Miles Parker Son of William Parker and Rachel his wife December, 22. 



Samuel Eells Son of Nathanael & Hannah Eells. February 23. 1706/7 

Abigail Kent, Daughter of Ebenezar Kent. Aprill 6. 

Deborah Pratt, & Patience Pratt children of Jonathan Pratt & Marga- 
ret his wife ; May. 4^ 

Desire Silvefter, daughters [«e] of Richard Silvefter & Desire his wife, 
May 47 


Bezaleel Palmer Son of Bezaleel & Elizabeth Palmer his Widdow. 
May 11"». 

Ruth Turner Daughter of Thomas Turner and Martha his Wife May. 

Thankf ull Dwelly Daughter of John Dwelly & Rachel His Wife May. 25. 

Eunice James Daughter of John James & Eunice his Wife May 25. 

Rachiel Taylor Daughter of Ifaac Taylor & Sarah his Wife. June. 1 ■*. 

Margaret Torry daughter of William Terry & Margaret his Wife June. 1"*- 

John Mackfarland, Son of John Mackfarland of Duxboroug [Duxbury], 
and Martha his Wife. June 8">. 

Jemima Turner Daughter of Thomas Turner & Hannah his Wife June 

Rachel Silvefter, John Silvefter, & Samuel Silvefter, Children of Sam- 
uel Silvefter & Lueretious his wife ; of Marshfeild. June. 22. 

Isaac Collamare Son of Peter Colomare & Abigail his wife. July 27. 

Hannah Lincoln Daughter of Solomon Lincoln, & Hannah his wife, 
Auguf t 3* 

88 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [Jan. 

Joseph Jacob, fon of David Jacob and Sarah his wife ; August 17^. 

Mary Clift Daughter of William Clift and Lydia his Wife, Auguft 31. 

Mary Randal Daughter of Ifaac Randal <Sb Deborah his wife October 26 

Amos Siivef ter Son of Amof Silvefter and Elizabeth his wife. Novem- 
ber 16. 

Mary Witherell daughter of William Witherell & [Uank] his wife No- 
vember. 16. 

Miriam Turner daughter of Charls turner, & Mercy his wife November 23. 

Anno 1708, Thefe were Baptized viz : 

1 Othniel Pratt fon of Jonathan Pratt and Margaret his wife March. 21. 

Joseph King fon of John King & Rebecca his Wife April: 1 1"* 

\Uank'] Church Daughter of Nathan^: Church & Judith his wife, April. 25. 

Robert King fon of Daniel King & Elizabeth his wife. May. 2^. 

Mary Rofe, daughter of Jabez Rofe & Mary, his widdow. May 2** 

Elias Magoone fon of Elias Magoone, of Duxborough June. 20. 

Joshua SUvefter fon of Samuel Silvefter of Marshiield, June 27 

Thaokfull Curtife Daughter of Joseph Curtice and Rebecca his wife, 
June. 27. 

Thomas Rofe Son of Jeremiah Rofe an[d] Elizabeth his wife. June. 27. 

AduU Hannah Lappam wife of Samuel Lappam 

Elizabeth Lappam daughter of Samuel Lappam <Sb Hannah his wife, 
July. 4* 

Barnabas Perry fon of Henry Perry and [Uank'] his wife July 4"* 

Elifha Fof ter Ion of Hatherly Fof ter and Barshubah His wife July 4^^ 

Samuel Curtice fon of Samuel Curtice and Anna his wife July 4"*. 

AdtdL John Berstowe, jun** : fon of John Berstowe, & Lydia His wife ; 
July. 18">. 

David Curtice fon of Benjamin Curtice & \hlank'] his Wife ; Auguft 1**. 

Jael Rogers daughter of Sam^^: Rogers & Jael his wife, of Marshfield 
Auguft. 8^. 

Stephen Good-fpeed, & Nathanael Goodfpeed, children of Nathan" 
Goodfpeed & Sarah his Wife ; of Rochester. Auguft. 29. 

Mary Dwelly Daughter of John Dwelly & Rachel his wife, Auguft 29. 

Lydia Hatch daughter of Samuel Hatch, & Elizabeth his wife, Auguft 29. 

Lydia Woodward daughter of Robert Woodward & Bethia His wife. 
September. 12 

Sarah Staples Daughter of Samuel Steples <& Elizabeth his wife Octo- 
ber 3^. 

Magaret Stockbridge Daughter of Joseph Stockbridge and Margaret 
his wife October. 31. 

Mary & Ephraim Cain, Children of Ephraim Cain and Hannah his 
wife, of Middleborough Decem': 19 

Anno. 1709. thefe were Baptized. 

John Eells fon of Nathanael Eells <& Hannah His wife January. 23. 

Benjamin Stoddard Son of Benjamin Stoddard & Mary his wife March 

William Silvefter fon of Amos Silvefter & Elifabeth his Wife. March. 27. 

Abigail Torry daughter of William Torry & Margaret His wife April. 10. 

Faith Silvefter daughter of Richard Silvefter <& Defire his Wife, May. 22. 

John James, Son of John James <& Eunice his wife June. 5^. 

1904.] Records of Second Church of Scituate. 89 

Biargret Silvefter Daughter of Joeepb Silvefter & Mary his wife of 
Marshfield June 5^. 

Benjamin Dwelly, fon of John Dwelly & Rachel his wife July. 3*. 

Richard Prouty fon of Edward Prouty & Eliz: his wife July. 10^. 

Nathanael Cufhing fon of John Chuf hing & Deborah his wife July. 17^ 

John Curtice fon of John Curtice & Experience his wife July. 17"* 

Joseph Church fon of Nathanael Church & Judith his wife July 17"* 

Gidion Stetfon fon of Robert Stetfon <& Mary his Wife July. 24. 

Samuel Berstowe fon of Samuel Berstowe & Lidia his Wife July. 24. 

Hannah Mackfarland daughter of John Mackfarland & Martha his wife, 
of Duxborough : Auguft. 7"» 

Ephraim Spoonner, Servant to Ensign Thomas Stockbridge, Auguft 14"* 
( Ephraim Turner Son of Charls Turner and Mercy his wife ; August 
< 28"* this child being very fick and at the point of death, was baptized in 
{ private. 

Deborah Bryant Daughter of John Bryant & Deborah his wife Sept' 4*** 

James Magoone, Thomas Magoone Sarah Magoone, children of James 
Magoone deceafed, & Sarah his Widow. September. 18"* 

James Woodworth fon of Robert wodworth October. 2^ 

Nathanael Clap fon of Stephen Clap & Temperance His wife October. 23. 

Elizabeth & Israel Turner children of Philip Turner, & Eliz : his wife 
oct: 23. 

Samuel Clift son of Will"* Clif t & Lydia his wife, of Marfhfield, Octo- 
ber 23. 

Charls Stock-bridge fon of Charls Stockbridge & Abigail his wife, March 

13. 1709/10 this child being sick, and in danger of death was baptized 

in private, t, e. at his fathers house. 

Anno. 1710. 

Samuel Staples fon of Sam" Staples & Elizabeth his wife : April. 2^ 

Benjamin King Son of John King & Rebekkah his wife, April 1 6^** 

Abigail Randall, Daughter of Ifaac & Deborah Randall April. . 30. 

Jeffe Curtice Son of Jofeph Curtice and Rebeccah his wife May 7^ 

Elkanah Totmao, fervant to Joseph Turner, May 1 4 

Mehetabel King daughter of Dan^ King & Elizabeth his wife, May. 1 4. 

Ruth Hatch Daughter of Sam" Hatch jun*^: & Elizabeth his wife May. 28. 

Ruth Dwelly, Samuel Dwelly, Margrett Dwelly, children of Richard 
Dwelly Deceafed, and Aimy his Widdow. June 4*^^ 1710 

Benjamin Tolman Son of Benja^'* Tolman & Elizabeth his wife, June 

Elizabeth Silvefter daughter of Samuel Silvefter and His wife, of Marfh- 
field. June 18. 

Rachel Prat, daughter of Jonathan Prat & margret his wife July. 16. 

Ann Stockbridge Daughter of Thomas Stockbridge & Sarah His wife. 
July 23. 

Thomas Collomar Son of Peter Collomar & Abigail his wife July 30"* 

Mary Pratt Daughter of Jabez Pratt & \hlank\ His wife of duxborough. 
September 3** 

Robert Stetfon fon of Robert Stetfon and Mary his wife Sept 10. 

Ruth church daughter of Richard Chh deceafed. October 1*' 

David Bryant & Elizabeth Bryant, children of David Bryant and Han- 
nah his wife Oct: 1st 

David Clark, Samuel Clark & Mary Clark Children of Thomas Clark & 
Martha his wife Oct: 8"* 



90 Proceedinffs of the jff. E. HUt. Gen. Society. [Jan. 

Safannah Rogers daughter of Samuel Rogers & Jael his wife October. 9^ 
Anna Palmer & Patience Palmer Children of John Palmer and Mary 
his wife Oct' S^ 
John Pronte, Ton of Edward Pronte & Elizabeth his Wife, Deoemb' 3^ 
Aduli Mary Bryant the wife of Thomas Bryant : December 10"*. 
Benjamin Bryant the fon of Thomas Bryant & Mary his wife December 

John Alden, fon of John Alden, of Duxborongh and Hannah his wife. 
Dec: 10"». 

Adult Isaac Jones aged [blank] years son of Isaac & Mary Jones lAte 
of Bof ton deceafed Dec : 24*** 

Peleg Curtice fon of Benjamin Curtice & [blank] His wife Dec : 24. 
[To be continued.] 



By Gbo. a. Gobdox, A.M., Recording Secretary* 

Boston t Massachusetts, 7 October, 1903. The Society held a stated meeting In 
Marshall P. Wilder Hall this afternoon, at half-past two o'clock, the PresideDt, 
Hon. James Phinney Baxter, A.M., in the chair. 

Charles Cowley, LL.D., of Lowell, being introduced, read a paper on Queen 
Victoria and her relations with the American people, for which a unanimons vote 
of thanks was passed, and a copy of the essay requested for deposit in the ar- 
chives of the Society. 

The Corresponding Secretary, the Librarian, the Historian, and the Council, 
severally presented reports, which were received, read, accepted, and ordered 
on file. 

A ballot was taken and six new resident members were elected. 

On motion, it was 

Voted, That the New-England Historic Genealogical Society requests the Hon- 
orable the Court of Probate for Middlesex county, in the Commonwealth of Mas- 
sachusetts, to appoint Elbrldge Henry Goss of Melrose, William Tracy Eustis 
of Brookline, and Nathaniel Johnson Rust of Boston, to fill the vacancies in the 
trusteeship created under the will of the late Frederic Kidder, and that they be 
exempt from giving any surety or sureties on their official bonds. 

The committee in charge of resolutions of respect for recently deceased mem- 
bers were granted further time. 

No further business being presented, the meeting, on motion, voted to dissolve. 

4 November. The President called the slated meeting to order this afternoon 
at the usual time and place. 

The several executive departments presented reports, which were received, 
read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

Hosea Starr Ballon, Esq., of Brookline, was introduced, and read an able and 
lucid paper on The Cession of Louisiana, and Napoleon* s part in the negotiation 
of the Treaty of Paris, which was followed by remarks on the subject from sev- 
eral gentlemen. A vote was then passed tendering the thanks of the Society, 
and requesting a copy of the paper for preservation in the Society*s archives. 

The committee on resolutions regarding recently deceased members reported 
in part. Charles Cowley, LL.D., read a tribute to the character and services of 
Bear Admiral George Eugene Belknap ; Charles French Read read one on John 
Tyler Hassam, A.M. ; and Charles Sidney Ensign, LL.B., read one on John Jo- 
seph May, Esq. ; which were severally accepted and ordered on file. Further 
time was granted the committee. 

The meeting proceeded to the election of a Nomination Committee, by ballot, 
resulting in the choice of Albert A. Folsom of Brookline, David H. Brown, A.B., 
of Medford, Stephen P. Sharpies of Cambridge, Francis H. Fuller of Boston, 
and John J. Loud of Weymouth. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

1904.] Notes and Queries. 91 



Stact-Stark, Adams. — The name Stacy, written in the seventeenth centory 
hand and spelled (as -was frequently the case) Stace or Stacie, may easily be 
misread Starr, even by an excellent antiquary ; therefore, the correction here 
made is not offered as a criticism, but rather, with the other new matter, as an 
addition to the general fund of genealogical Information. 

The Rev. William Adams of Ipswich and Dedham, who was graduated at 
Harvard College in 1671, left a manuscript journal which was contributed to 
the first volume of the fourth series of the Collections of the Massachusetts 
Historical Society by Miss Frances M. Caulkins. In this journal, as there 
printed, are the following items : 

[Cambridge, 1669, October] "■ 14. I heard of the death of my grandmother 
SUrr, who died Oct. 9. 
23. I went to Ipswich with my uncle S. A. 
80. I came to Cambridge with T. Starr to ca^ry back y« horse." 
(1670, October] ** 14. My uncle Bn. came to Cambr. brought 2 cows, and 
gave them me w^. were turned in to Mr. Danf ." 

The abstracts presents herewith show that the name of Rev. William Adams's 
grandmother was Stace (Stacy), not •* Starr"; that *» T. Starr" was either his 
cousin or his uncle, Thomas Stacy; that *' uncle S. A." was his uncle Samuel 
Adams; and that *' uncle Bu." was the husband of his aunt Sarah (Stacy) 
Buswell, probably Capt. William Bnswell of Salisbury, whose widow Sarah 
survived him. These abstracts also give considerable other information about 
this Stacy family and its connections, hitherto unprinted. 

William^ Adams of Ip.swlch had children : William,' .John, Nathaniel, Mary, 
Hannah, Samuel and Elizabeth. William' Adams ( William}) married Elizabeth 
8tacy, and had: WilUam,' John and Sim«n. William^ Adams {WiUiamy^ Wil- 
liam^), H. C. 1671, clergyman, had son Ellphalet. {Essex Antiquarian, vol. 2, 
p. 87.) 

The nuncupative will of Elizabeth Stace, widow, of Ipswich, made *'a day 
or two befor she dyed," proved 29 March, 1670, witnesses Simon Stace, Sarath 
Stace, and Anne Stace, mentions "my fonne Simon"; "my fonne thomaf 
Stace"; ** my dafter Sarath bnf f well"; "my dafter Sufanah ffi*ench"; "ray 
dafter meorf "; "my dafter ane in Confiderafhon of here tarying with me in 
my ow^ld a«gge & bcinge hellpfull to me . . . mary mcorf-havinjr Refayvcd 
a porfhon allfo befor". {Essex County Probate Files, No. 26069.) Elizabeth 
Stace was probably widow of Simon Stacy, a proprietor of Ipswich in 1637. 
The odd name, Nymphas, borne by several of her descendants in the earlier 
generations, and the similarity of other names in the two families, suggest near 
relationship to the Nymphas Stace whose will is given ante, vol. 11 v., p. 346. 
In this connection the following marriage license, with its reference to Theydon 
Gamon, is exceedingly interesting: "Stacy, Simon, of Booking, co. Essex, 
clothier, and Elizabeth Clerke, of Theydon Garnon, said county, spinster, daugh- 
ter of Stephen Clerke, of same, yeoman—at Theydon Mount, co. Essex, 6 Nov. 
1620. B." (Chester's London Marriage Licenses, 1521-1869.) 

The will of Ann Stacy, dated Feb. 13, 1681-2, proved 28 (l) 82, names " my 
brother symon stase " ; "my sifter sarah his wiffe " ; " my Sifter sarah Buzell " ; 
••my Sifter susan french"; " my Cuzen Simon Adams*'; " my Cuzen Rebeka 
stace"; '*my Cuzen Ann french"; " my Cuzen Elizabeth Meares [to have] the 
beed I lye upon . . . when she marrieth or at the age of 21 years : only my 
brother symon stase shall haue it in Keping : & use it upon ocations tel that 
time: & if he dye before herr time of Keceiuing it : then my sifter marye fitch 
shall Keep it tel hur dafter be m[^ru]ed or at the age of twenty one yeare "; 
•• my Cuzen will[ror«]n Adams " ; "my siter marye fitch" ; and adds, " I apoint 
my Cuzen John Whipple senior execut<fr". 

Inventory of the estate of Ann Stacy, " who Departed this Life the21*^ Day 
of February Anno. Dom. 1682", was presented by Capt. John Whipple, executor. 
(^Essex County Probate FUes, No. 26052.) 

The will of Simon Stacy of Ipswich, dated Oct. 20, 1699, proved Dec. 4, 1699, 
mentions wife Sarah Stacy ; my cousin Simon Adams ; Simon, eldest son of said 
TOL. Lvni, 7 

92 Notes and Queries. [JaD. 

Simon Adams ; Jonah Perry and George Frink ; my servant Simon Earns and 
Deliverance Dook when their apprenticeships have expired. After the mar- 
riage or death of my wife, the rest of the estate is to be divided equally among 
these persons: Thomas Stacy, William Stacy, John Stacy, Elizabeth Wood- 
well, Mary Comer, Susanna Marston, Samuel Mears, Eliphalet Adams, Simon 
French, Edward French, Ann Mudgett, and John Adams, brother of said Simon 
Adams. {Essex County Probate Records^ vol. 307, p. 106.) 

The will of Sarah Stacy of Ipswich, widow of Capt. Simon Stacy, dated 
April 1, 1710, proved Nov. 26, 171 1, names my cousin Samuel Wallis; my cousin 
Robert Wallis; my cousin Sarah Perkins; my cousin Samuel Wallis, Jr., son of 
my cousin, Samuel Wallis, [to have] my silver tankard, if he dies then it is to 
go to cousin Sarah Wallis, daughter of said Samuel. If she also dies, it shall 
belong to cousin Samuel Wallis, senior. (^Essex County Probate liecords, vol. 
310, p. 374.) 

After the death of Sarah Stacy, which occurred Nov. 20, 1711, the estate of 
her husband was divided, according to his will, into twelve equal parts. Of 
the twelve persons there named, however, seven had previously sold their right 
in the estate to Col. Francis Wainwright of Ipswich, who had 'married a daugh- 
ter of the Capt. John Whipple, who was called *' Cuzen" by Ann Stacy in her 
will. These seven were : Thomas Stacy of Cambridge, William Stacy of Salem, 
John Stacy of Watertown, Elizabeth wife of John Wood well of Salem, Mary 
Comer of Ipswich, Susanna wife of John Marston, Jr., of Salem [children of 
Thomas Stacy], and Edward French of Salisbury. The seven lots were divided 
between the heirs of Col. Wainwright, viz. : Elizabeth Wainwright, Lucy 
Wainwright, and Stephen Minot, who had married Sarah Wainwright. The 
other five shares were drawn by Simon French, Samuel Mears, John Adams, 
Eliphalet Adams, and Alexander Magoon, who had married Ann (French) 
Mudgett, and was then living in Exeter, N. H. {Essex County Probate Records^ 
vol. 310, p. 435; Essex County Deeds, vols. 14, pp. 20. 28; 16, pp. 4, 6, 6.) 

The will of Thomas Stacy of Salem, dated Feb. y, 1689-90, proved Nov. 25, 
1690, bequeaths to wife Susanna; to my children, Thomas, William, Joseph, 
Simon and John Stacy, and Elizabeth, Mary and Susanna, my three daughters, 
my farm at Ipswich only Thomas, my oldest son, shall have a double portion. 
(^Essex County Probate Records^ vol. 303. p. 1.) 

Mary Comer of Ipswich, widow of William Comer, formerly of Ipswich, de- 
ceased, conveys, June 24, 1709, to my brotlier John Stacy of Barnstable, my 
right to land in Ipswich which formerly belonged to our honored father, Thomas 
Stacy, formerly of Ipswich, sometime of Salem, now in the possession partly 
of Thomas Adams partly of Matthew Whipple, Jonathan Whipple and James 
Whipple, sons of Joseph Whipple, late of Ipswich, which I have good right to 
by the will of my father, and also by the death of my brothers, Joseph and 
Simon Stacy, said John Stacy not to have possession until after decease of my 
mother Susanna Stacy. {Essex County Deeds, vol. 21, p. 88.) 

Joseph' French {Edward^), of Salisbury, married Susanna , who died 

Feb. 16, 1087-8. Children: Joseph,^ d. 1083; Elizabeth, d. 1055: Simon; Ann, 
m. (1) liichard Long, m. (2) Thomas Mudgett; Edward, d. 1063; Edward; 
John, d. 1084. {lloyCs Salisbury, p. 100.) Lucy IIall Gkeknlaw. 

Sudbury, Mass, 

Richards.— At West Abington, Mass., on what is called locally " The Plain," 
there is an old grave marked with headstone and footstone, from which I cop- 
ied the following inscriptions : 

(Heidstone) Here lies the Body | of M^ Joseph | Richards who Died | Nov**' 
the 11'** A.l). I 1785 Aged 57 | Years 10 Months | and 15 Days. 

(Footstone) M', Joseph | Richards | 1785. 

I presume this is the grave of Joseph^ (Joseph,* Joseph,^ Joseph,* William') 
Richards, and the tradition is that lie died of the smallpox, and was buried in 
this lonely spot by his son ; but there are some slight indications of other graves 
in the vicinity. * Edw. H. Whorf. 

Boston, Muss, 

Marvi.\-Buadli5Y.— Knowing that corrections of genealogical matter in the 
Rbgistkr are desired, I send the following. My informant was Judge Ulysses 
L. Marvin, son of the lady. 

1904.] Notes and Queries. 93 

In vol. 67, page 138, Elizabeth Clara,* daa. of Arba* and Esther (Chamber- 
lain) Bradley, should be Elizabeth Chloe, and she married, not Johtif but Ulysses 
Marvin. One of her daughters was Chloe Bradley Marvin. 

I have the same name from several sources, and Judge Marvin is good au- 
thority. I have full particulars of the whole family. Elizabeth Chloe died 28 
Jnne, 1884. W. T. R. Marvin. 

Langwood, Mass. 

Devonshirb Church Notes.— It may be of interest to descendants of 
Devonshire families to know ttiat in the North Devon Atheueeum, at Barn- 
staple, England, there is a manuscript collection, in 3 volumes, of inscriptions 
from tablets, etc., in Devon cliurches, made circa 1769, by Benjamin Incledon, 
antiquary, many of which have since perished. Howard M. Buck. 

Boston f Mass. 


Sherman. — Wanted, the parentage, ancestry, and place and date of birth and 
marriage, of James Sherman, said to liave been 14 years old in 1776, who mar- 
ried Ruth, born 25 Oct., 1764, at Lebanon. Conn., daughter of William and Olive 
(Morgan) Brewster. He died 12 Jan., 1839, at Moravia, or Locke, N. Y. ; and 
she died 1 Feb., 1845, at East Sharon, Penn. The tradition is that James Sher- 
man was from Rhode Island, and volunteered as one of Washington's Life Guards 
io the Revolution. Ruth Brewster's father moved to Rome, N. Y., about 1792, 
and it is presumed that she and her husband, James Sherman, went there at 
about the same time. Their ciilldren were : 1. Mary, b. 8 July, 1789. 2. Olive, 
b. 10 Jan., 1792. 3. Benjamin, b. 25 Apr., 1794, in Conn. 4. James, Jr., b. 20 
Apr., 1796, at Rome, N. Y. 5. Morgan, b. 19 Mar., 1798. 6. Josiah, b. 26 Mar., 
1800. 7. Elias Brewster, b. 29 July, 1803. 8. George Washington, b. 11 Jan., 1805. 
9. Thomas Wilmington, b. 12 May, 1809. 

It is a family legend that the father of James (husband of Ruth) Sherman, 
although a patriot, wagered a farm (in Rhode Island) against a copper coin 
that the British would eventually be victors, and that the farm was afterwards 
known as '*Copper farm." Where was, and who owned, "Copper farm"? 

220 West 107th St,, Nexo York City, F. D. Sherman. 

Tefft. — Who wore the parents of Royal Teflft, born Dec. 31, 1789 (said to have 
had brothers John, Elias and Willis, and sisters Fannie and Permela), who mar- 
ried Celinda Robertson of Coventry, Conn., in 1811? 

Vinctnnes, Ind. Rev. C. H. W. Stocking. 

GiBBS. — Who has possession of the papers and memoranda collected by Mr. 
Columbus Smitli, of Salisbury, for the "Gibbs Association of Vermont," about 
1848? Can any one give the address of any of the family of Mr. Smith, or of 
any of the families of the Directors of the Association? 

The Directors were : Jonathan D. Glbbs, President, of Jaffrey, N. H. ; Truman 
C. Gibbs, Vice Pres., of Cornwall, Vt. ; Joseph Gil)hs, of Benson, Vt., and War- 
ren Gibbs, of Hartford, Vt., Secretaries; Dan. Dike, of Salisbury, Vt., Treas- 

Mr. Smith made a printed Report of genealogies and records collected in Eng- 
land for the Association. Is the Association still in existence? 

Drawer 3, Columbia, S, C. L. R. Gibbes. 

Ancestry wanted of the following : 

Latiikop. — Isaiah Lathrop, son of Simon, b. at Bethel, Vt., Aug. 2, 1805, who 
m. in 1833, Allatiiyna, b. at Pike, N. Y., June 30, 1811, dan. of ArnokP Green 
(Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* Nathaniel,* William,^ William,' Thomas^ of Maiden, 

94 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

Kkapp.— William L. Kaapp, son of John K. and Melinda (Wilson), b. at 
Canaan, July 7, 1787, who m. (2) Elizabeth R. Green, b. at Pike, N. Y., Sept. 9, 
1820, dan. of Arnold^ (see above). 

WiNDSOB.— Jolin Windsor, b. at Hartwich, N. Y., Feb. 2, 1804, who m. in 1829, 
Lacetta Green, b. at Pike, N. Y., May 15, 1806, dan. of Arnold^ (see above). 

Norton.— Jesse Norton, b. at Warsaw, N. Y., about 1806, son of Elijah (b. 
Hebron, Washington Co.), who m. in 1838, Jnletta A. Green, b. at Pike, N. Y., 
Mar. 26, 1810, d. at Washington, Mich., aged 90, dan. of Arnold^ (see above). 

219 Fairmount Ave., Newark, N, J, B. Fbank Greek. 

Baldwin. — Wanted, information as to the parents of George Baldwin of 

Long Island, b. in 1789, d. in N. Y., in 1832, who m. Mary , date unknown, 

who also d. in 1832. 

Fuller. — Samuel Fuller, b. in 1765, probably in either Thornton or Rumney, 
N. H., d. in Hume, N. Y., Jan. 13, 1844. Wanted, the names of his father and 
grandfather, and of his llrst and second wives. His third wife was Polly Beach, 
whom he m. In 1810. Mrs. Nathan G. Pond. 

Milfordf Conn. 

Hance.— The names of John Hance and Thomas Hanson appear on the tax 
rate of Dover, N. H., for July 21, 1657. Thomas Hanson*s will, proved In 1666, 
speaks of two daughters under 18 years of age, but does not name them. He 
was the father of Tobias (b. In 1641), Thomas, and *' two youngest sons Isaack 
and Timothy." Tobias had a son Tobias, who m. about 1690. It was probably 
the younger Tobias, who was left a legacy of £5. by John Hance In his will 
dated Mar., 1707, to whom lands were patented by the Proprietors of East 
Jersey, adjoining lands of John Hance, and who executed a power of attorney 
Feb. 4, 1698-9, " to his uncle John Hance of Shrewsberry " to act as his general 
agent In N. J. Shrewsbury Quaker records state that the children of John Hance 
and Elizabeth his wife (tradition says she was b. in 1645) were his Ave daugh- 
ters, b. between the years 1670 and 1681, and sons John (b. 1683) and Isaac (b. 
1685). John Hance, Jr., named a son Thomas, and Isaac Hance named a son 
Timothy. There also appears In this third generation of the Hances the name 
Jervals, or Jarvis, Hance. Who were the parents of the llrst John Hance, and of 
Elizabeth his wife? Was she a daughter of Thomas Hanson, or was John Hance 
his son? William White Hance. 

Eatontown, N. J. 

References wanted to the ancestry of : 

Mary Slmmes of Lebanon, Ct., who m. Jan. 24, 1733, Israel Woodward. 

Hannah Burroughs of Groton, Ct., who m. Nov. 17, 1703, Henry Woodward. 

Sarah Gardner of Roxbury, who m. May 31, 1683, John Gore. 

Abigail Bridge, who m. Benjamin Curtis (1722-1773) of Roxbury. 

Elizabeth Billings of Sharon, Mass., who m. Dr. Benjamin Curtis (1752>1784) 
of Boston. 

Mary Brinsmald of Mllford, Ct., who m. Pres. Eleazer Wheelock. 

909 Adams St,, Chicago, Ills, P. M. Chamberlain. 

Weli^.— James Cawley Wells was bom In 1809, In GolTstown, N. H., son of 
Robert and Hannah. Robert was by trade a carpenter and joiner. What was the 
parentage and ancestry of Robert and Hannah? GuT F. Wells. 

253 West 54th St., New York City. 

Knight.— George Knight, son of John and Anna Woodbury (Swett) Knight, 
was said to have been born at Newbury port. He died 2 July, 1843, aged 50. 
Wanted, the exact date of his birth, and any clue to his ancestry. 

10 Avenue de VAlma, Paris, France, J, Knioht. 

1904.] Notes and Queries. 95 

Whxelock.— Capt Peter Penniman, born 11 Sept., 1728, died 8 July, 1805, of 
Meodon, Mass., married Haldali, who is said to have been a Wheelock. Wanted, 
her parentage and ancestry, and date and place of marriage. H. £. W. 

A Gift to Oknkral Washington.— It is said that the Earl of Bachan, the 
friend and patron of Robert Bams, was so delighted with the heroic part that 
General Washington tools in the American War of Independence that he sent him 
a box made from the oak that sheltered Sir William Wallace after the Battle of 
Falkirk. In the letter which accompanied it, Lord Bachan wrote : 

** I have entrusted this sheet, enclosed in a box made of the oak that sheltered 
cor great Sir William Wallace after the Battle of Falkirk, to Mr. Robertson, of 
Aberdeen, with the hope of his having the honoar of delivering it into yoar 
hands, and meeting with yonr protection as an honest man seeking for bread 
and for fame in the new world by the exercise of his talents. 

This box was presented to me by the Goldsmiths' Company at Edinbargh, 
from whom, feeling my own nnworthiness to receive this magnificently expres- 
sive present, I requested, and obtained permission, to make it over to the man 
in the world to whom I thought it was most justly due. 

Into your Excellency's hands I commit it, requesting of you to transmit it, 
on the event of your decease, to the man in your own country who shall appear 
to your judgment to deserve it best, and upon the same considerations that have 
induced me to send It to your Excellency." 

To whom did General Washington give the box, and in whose possession is 
it now? John Wilson. 

88 Jamaica St.^ Glcugaw, Scotland. 


TiLTON (ante, vol. 57, page 884). — In reference to the ancestry of Abraham 
and Deliverance Tilton, whose daughter Abigail married, June 19, 1701, John 
Fillmore, I have considerable data bearing upon Abraham Tilton, though no 
further data relative to his wife Deliverance. I will be pleased to give such 
data as I have. John F. Tilton. 

2 Russell Street, Salem, Mass. 

Historical Intelligence. 

American Royalists.— Miss Helen E. Smith, 52 William Street, New Lon- 
don, Conn., Is writing a work on the Royalists of the Revolution, and would 
like any information about the fortunes of those whose estates were con- 
fiscated after the war. The work is to appear early in the present year. 

Braintree Church Records. — The late Samuel A. Bates, sometime town 
clerk of Bralntree, prepared an annotated list of the members and covenanters 
of the First Church of Bralntree under the pastorates of Rev. Samuel Nlles, 
1711-1762, and of Rev. Dr. R. S. Storrs, 1811-1859. A complete copy has been 
obtained, and will be printed in book form if a sufflcient number of subscribers 
at #1.00 each can be obtained. Address, Frank A. Bates, Lock Box 160, So. 
Bralntree, Mass. 

Brewster Genealogy. — Miss Emma C. Brewster Jones, 4146 Floral Ave., 
Norwood, Cincinnati, Ohio, is now preparing for the press the data she has 
compiled for the Brewster Genealogy (1666-1904), descendants of Elder 
William Brewster of the *' Mayflower," comprising nearly eight thousand 
family records, approximating some forty thousand names, in both male and 
female lines, which include the records of descendants of numerous branches 
of the preseut generation, who are located in almost every section of this 
country. Also, the work will include various lines of descent from other 
"Mayflower" passengers from whom the Brewsters are descended, with 
various Pilgrim notes and illustrations. Her work originated with the manu- 

96 Notes and QueHes. [Jan. 

scripts compiled by her grandfather, the late Lot Edward Brewster. It is ex- 
pected to pablish these in two or three volumes, comprising in all about two 
thousand pages, to be printed on good rag-stock paper, and substantially bound 
in buckram. With financial aid the work can now be pushed to completion, 
80 it can be published in the near future, and full information and circulars will 
be furnished on application to the compiler. 

Dearborn Genealogy. — A Dearborn Genealogy, compiled by Charles L. 
Dearborn, Muskegon, Mich., arranged on the Register plan, and having about 
60,000 words, has just been type written, and comprises 287 pages, letter paper 
size. If the descendants in sufficient number desire it published, arrangements 
will be made for its publication. 

Spencer Family. — Dr. Horatio N. Spencer of St. Louis, Mo., W. H. Catlia 
of Meriden, Conn., and other descendants of Gerard Spencer of Haddam, have 
for several years been collecting data for a Spencer Family Record. Especial 
attention has been given to the English records ; and the researches of the Rev. 
John Holding of Stotfold, Herts, have been exhaustive and gratifying. This 
work will be published at Dr. Spencer's individual expense, and it is purposed 
to send the volume to the press daring the present year. 

Until recently the compilation has proceeded with especial reference to the 
descendants of Gerard Spencer, but it has been decided to include the lines of 
the immigrant brothers of Gerard, viz. : Thomas, William and Michael; there- 
fore, in order that the publication of this book be not delayed, all descendants 
of these brothers are requested to forWard such information, notes and records 
as they may have, or be able to procure, to Dr. Horatio N. Spencer, or to W. 
Scott Hancock, Editor, 4437 Delmar Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under tlie U. S. Government, the liolding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence and death. When there are more than one 
christian name they should all be given in full, if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full name is known. 

Andruss, Jones. — George H. Andruss, 2437 Warring Street, Berkeley, Cal., is 
engaged in rewriting, verifying and continuing the records now held by him of 
the Jones family, descendants of William Jones, Deputy Gov. of the New Haven 
Colony in 1691. 

His mother, Julia Ann Jones, married into the Andruss family of New Jersey, 
and the great amount of data he has will be cheerfully exchanged with responsi- 
ble parties desiring information concerning both Jones and Andruss records, 
provided stamps are enclosed for reply. 

Lasher, Shethar, Van Horn, Van Horne.—C. S. Williams, 16 Rivington Streett 
New York City, is at work on the Genealogy and History of the Van Hornei 
Van Horn, family, and would be pleased to hear from any one allied thereto* 
having collected a large amount of data which he intends to publish. 

He will soon publish the Genealogy and History of the Shethar Family, par- 
ticulars of which will be given later. 

The Genealogy and History of the Lasher Family, the result of several years* 
work, will also soon be published by him. 

Stow, Stowe.^ Aber Stowe Wiester, Box 104, Berkeley, Cal., is collecting ma- 
terial for a genealogy of the Stow, or Stowe, family, and will be grateful for 
assistance therin. 

Wedge,—Seth Hastings Grant, Montclair, N. J., is preparing a genealogy of 
the descendants of Thomas Wedge and his wife Deborah (Stevens), of LaDcas- 
ter (1667) and Sudbury (1672), Mass. 

1904.] Book Notices. 97 


[Thb 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 Descendants of Polly and Ebenezer Alden^ who were Sixth in Descent from 
John Alden, the Pilgrim, By their grandsons Ebenezer Alden and Henry 
Shaw, M.D. With original records not before printed. Boston : Geo. H. 
Ellis Co., Printers, 272 Congress Street. 1903. Large 8vo. pp. 101. Cloth. 
This valaable addition to Alden family history, advertisement of which ap- 
pears elsewhere, begins with a chapter on '* Alden History," in which many in- 
teresting new facts are set forth, and is followed by ** Descendants of Polly 
Alden,** ** Ancestors of Ebenezer Alden," and ** Descendants of Ebenezer Al- 
den." Polly,' who married, in 1791, Nehemlah Jones of Raynham, and Eben- 
ezer,* who married Elizabeth Ames of Chester Co., Penn., where he settled, 
were children of Ebenezer* Alden (Joseph,^ John,^ Joseph,' John* the Pilgrim). 
The lines are carried through many families, to the present generations, and the 
work shows the result of much labor and gleaning. It has a good index. 

♦ ♦ ♦ 

The Ballard History, From 1420 to 1903, n. p. [1903.] 8vo. pp. 71. III. 

This pamphlet contains accounts of three Ballard reunions, with valuable 
genealogical information. 

Bates Genealogy Notes. 1. Some Descendants of Gideon Thayer and Sarah 
Hobart Bates of Braintree, Mass, By Frank A. Bates. 2, Some Descendants 
of Samuel Blake and Susan Bates of Arlington^ Mass. By Louise Holmes 
Handy. Frank A. Bates, South Brain tree, Mass. 1903. 2 pamphlets. 32mo. 
pp. 10 ; 16, Price 25 cts. each. 

In a preface it is stated that ** these notes are published, in limited edition, in 
the hope that some reader will be able to fill some of the blanks, or correct ex- 
isting errors." 

Joshua Bean of Exeter, Brentwood and Gilmanton, N, H., and some of his De- 
scendants. By JosiAii H. Drummond. Portland : Smith & Sale, Printers. 
1903. 8vo. pp. 112. 111. 
Proceedings of the John Bean (1660) Association at its Annual Reunion at 
Uaverhilly Aug. 29, 1902. n.d. ; n.p. 8vo. pp. 197-251. 
The sudden death of Mr. Drummond, as mentioned in the ** Proceedings," 
interrupted the work on •' Joshua Bean," but it was decided by Mr. Dearborn 
Gorham Bean, secretary of the Bean Association, *' to continue the publication 
by adding such notes as Mr. Drummond had left in manuscript." 

Blount and Blunt, Chart. 22 by 17 inches. By H. M. B. Prescott. Price 


This shows, as says the maker of the chart, •* the descent of the Blounts from 
the Danish kings, their early settlement in Enjrland, and those branches to 
which our American emigrants belonged, including several generations on this 
side of the water." 

William Boxone, of Yorkshire, England, and his Descendants, Bv Miller K. 

Reading, M.D. Flemington, N. J. : H. E. Deats. 1903. 4to. pp. 47. Price 


This genealogy is reprinted from the Jerseyman^ having been revised and 
provided with an index of both names and places. The Bowne family settled 
in Middletown, N. J., in 1664. Other names connected with the family are 
Conover, Ellis, Hartshorne, Hedge, Hill, Holcorabe, Lincoln, Patterson, Read- 
ing, Ryerson, Salter, Smith, Stout, and Winter. The volume is bound in green 

*Allof the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Fkedebicx Willard Parke of Boston. 

98 Book Notices. [Jan. 

A Preliminary Statement of the Cantine Genealogy , or the Descendants in America 
of the Huguenot Refugee, Moses Cantine. This work is being compiled by 
Matthew Cantine Julibn. n. p. 1903. pp. 14. 

An ** Explanatory Statement" says that ** the limited portion of the Gene- 
alogy of the Cantine Family here printed is issued for the pnrpose of drawing 
the attention of people who have In their possession Information which will be 
of service In the compilation of a fuller work which is now in preparation.*' 

The John Gary Descendants. Bulletin. Oct., 1903. By Rev. Seth C. Cart, 

Pres., Winchendon, Mass. 12mo. pp. 10. 

The title is the name of an association, the officers and constitution of which 
are here given, together with the Rev. Mr. Cary's article, ** Historical." 

Third Annual Report of the Genealogical Bureau of the Chamberlain Association, 
under the direction of the Genealogical Committee. Read at Annual Meeting 
in Boston, Aug. 27, 1902, by George W. Chamberlain, Bureau Secretary. 
Boston. 1902. 8vo. pp. 31. 

This report, according to the statement of Mr. Chamberlain, ** covers a gene- 
ral review of the Chamberlain progenitors in America, a list of accessions to 
our records, a report of the special Individual ancestry Investigations carried 
on for the year, together with a summary of the membership of the Associ- 

The Chamberlain Association of America. Report of Annual Meeting. Held in 
Boston, Mass., Aug., 1902. [Boston. 1903.] Small 8vo. pp. 76. III. 
The report of the Genealogical Bureau and that on English Ancestry occupy 

the greater part of this publication. The remaining contents are such as are 

usual In annuals of this character. 

A Sketch of the Chandler Family, in Worcester, Mass. By Mrs. E. 0. P. Stur- 
OI8. From Proceedings of Worcester Society of Antiquity. Worcester: 
Press of Charles Hamilton, No. 311 Main St. 1903. 8vo. pp. 37. 
Very pleasant reading are these records of the ancient Tory family, founded 

by William and Annice Chandler who came from Eugland In 1637 and settled in 

Boxbury, Mass. An amusing portion of the history Is composed of the stories 

transmitted by tradition In the family. 

First Reunion of the Chase-Chace Family Association. Thursday, Aug. 30, 

1900, at Newburyport, Mass. The Chase Press, Haverhill, Mass. 1901. 8vo. 

pp. 48. 111. 
Second and Third Reunions of the Chase Family Association. Thursday, Sept. 

6, 1901, at Providence, R. I. Thursday, Sept. 4, 1902, at Salem, Mass. 

The Chase Press, Haverhill, Mass. 1903. 8vo. pp. 49-108. III. 

The first of these reports contains a sketch of Dr. John B. Chace, the gene- 

Genealogy of the Claflin Family. Being a Rex^rd of Robert Mackclothlan, of 

Wenham, Mass., and of his Descendants. By Charles Henry Wight. New 

York: Press of William Green. [1903.] 8vo. pp. 473. 

A family that has produced a Governor and other men of note has its history 

here recorded with completeness and accuracy. The appendix contains the 

Eames, Sanger and Daniels families, together with the " Mayflower Ancestry 

of Mary Atwood." Print and binding are good, and there Is a thorough index. 

Genealogy of the Corser Family in America, embracing many of the Descendants 
of the Early Settlers of the Name in Massachusetts and Hew Hampshire, with 
some Reminiscences of their Trans-Atlantic Cousins. [By Samuel Bartlbtt 
Gerrish Cokser. Concord, N. H.] 1902. 8vo. pp. X.+306+30. III. 
Mr. Elwood S. Corser has supplied an introduction to this work, the author 
being deceased, and he has also added an appendix containing Information re- 
specting the Corser family of Boscawen, N. H., derived from Coffin's history 
of that town. Only about a third of this volume consists of genealogy proper, 
the remainder, entitled "Supplementary," comprising biographical sketches 

1904.] Book Notices. 99 

and articles of miscellaneons character, in prose and verse. The Corser fami- 
lies in the United States have been traced by the aathor to John Corser (or 
Ck>urser) of Newbnry, Mass. There is an index of names, besides a complete 
table of contents. The lUustrations are very fine. 

New England Cox Families. By Rev. John H. Cox. No. 12. 1903. 8vo. pp. 
89-98. Portrait. Price 26 cts. Apply to the Author, West Harwich, Mass. 

A Genealogy of the Curtisa Family. Being a Beeord of the Descendants of 
Widow Elizabeth Curtis8, who seUled in Sandford, Conn,, 1639-40, By 
Frederic Raines Curtiss. Boston: Rockwell & Churchill Press. 1903 
4to pp. xxzi.+252. Maps. 

'* The Probable English Ancestry of the Curtiss Family of Stratford, Conn. ," 
•« The Curtiss Coat of Arms," *• Records in England," ** Patent of the Town of 
Stratford," and ** A List of those Families bearing the Curtis, Curtiss, Curtice 
Names that settled in New England piior to 1700," are the introductory sec- 
tions of this work. Both they and the genealogy which follows them are com- 
piled from materials almost wholly original. The book is fully indexed, bound 
in buckram, and printed on heavy paper with wide margins. 

The Descendants of Anthony Day, of Gloucester, Mas8., 1646. By John Al- 
PHONSO Day. Albany, N. Y. : Joel Munseirs Sons, Publishers. 1902. 8vo. 
pp. 11. 
Eight generations are included in this genealogical sketch. 

Genealogy of the Dean Family, descended from Ezra Dean, of Plainfleld, Conn., 
and Cranston, B. I. Preceded by a Reprint of the article on James and Wal- 
ter Dean, of Taunton, Mass., and early generations of their descendants, 
found in volume 8, New Eng. Hist, and Cten. Register, 1849. Compiled by 
Arthur D. Dean, of Scranton, Pa. Scranton, Pa. : Printed for the Author 
by F. H. Gerlock & Co. 1903. 8vo. pp. vi.+149. III. 
This work is not published as a general history of the American Deans, but 
for the purpose of recording the ancestry of the author : and as such it is a 
useful contribution to a comprehensive genealogy of the Dean family. 

The Gorham Family in Connecticut and Vermont. By Frank William Spragub. 

Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1903. Large 8vo. pp. 6. 

This reprint from the Register is a continuation of Mr. Sprague's studies 
of Gorham family records. 

Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Hills Family Genealogical and 
Ilistorical Association, Boston, Mass. [Boston.] 1903. 8vo. pp. 2. 

Hills Family Genealogical and Historical Association. Ninth Annual Beport of 
the Directors. [Boston. 1903.] 8vo. pp. 16. 

Thomas Hord, Gentleman. Born in England, 1701. Died in Virginia, 1766. 
A Supplement to the Genealogy of the Hord Family, by the Rev. Arnold Har- 
ris Hord. n. p. 1903. 4to. pp. 30. 111. 

Thomas Hord came to America with his father, John, between the years 1701 
and 1720, a descendant of a family of rank now extinct In England. Following 
the article on Thomas are accounts of John Hord and his children, and of Wil- 
liam Taliaferro Hord, Medical Director, United States Navy, with a list of 
** Some Descendants of the Original Colonists." 

The Litchfield Family in America. Part One. No. 3. October, 1903. [By 

WiLFORD J. Litchfield, M.S.] 8vo. pp. 161-240. 111. 

This part finishes the fourth and begins the fifth generation of the descend- 
ants of Lawrence Litchfield, of Barnstable and Scltuate, Mass. We note with 
pleasure In this part its thoroughness, its numerous citations of authorities, its 
beautiful typographical appearance, and Its fine illustrations, qualities which 
have distinguished the others and which place this work in the foremost rank. 

Quinabaug Historical Society Leaflets. Vol. 1. No. 11. The Marcy Family. 
By Mrs. Caltin D. Paige. 12mo. pp. 131-146. 

100 Book Notices. [Jan. 

American Ancestry of Benjamin Morrill and his wife, Miriam Peck-Morrilh of 
Salisbury y Mass., and their Descendants to 1901. Compiled by Horace Ed- 
win Morrill. Dayton, Ohio. 1908. 8vo. pp. 21. 
Abraham Morrill, ancestor of the Massachusetts branch of the Morrill family, 

came to Roxbury In 1632. Miriam Pecker's ancestry is traced to James Pecker, 

of Haverhill and Boston, 1682. 

The History of the Parshall Family from the Conquest of England by William of 
Normandy, A.D. 1066, to the close of the 19th Century. By Jambs Clark 
Parshall. Syracuse. 1903. 4to. pp. 280-hxxl. III. Price $6.00. 
In this genealogy the authority Is quoted for every statement it contains. It is 
divided into families, of which there are two hundred and twenty-flve, and the 
sources of information respecting each arc indicated at the bottom of the page. 
Allied families are recorded In the numerous notes. The fine illustrations con- 
sist chiefly of portraits. Good paper with wide margins and half -leather bind- 
ing make the volume attractive. 

Peters of New England. A Genealogy, and Family History. Compiled by Ed- 
MOND Frank Peters and Eleanor Bradley Peters (Mrs. Edward McClure 
Peters). New York. [The Knickerbocker Press: G. P. Putnam's Sons.] 
1903. Large 8vo. pp. xxll-h444. III. Limited edition. Price $12.60; to be 
had of Mrs. Edward McClure Peters, 11 West 8th Street, New York City. 
This well printed and carefully compiled history treats principally of Andrew 
Peters of Ipswich and Andover, Mass., who died in 1713, and his descendants 
in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, and New Hampshire, and with some ac- 
count of the family of his wife Mercy Beamsley. There is an '* Autobiography 
of John Peters," Lieut. Colonel, of Connecticut; a chapter on '* Divers Fam- 
ilies," In which Gilbert Peters of Salem, Mass., 1669, and his descendants are 
set forth; and the book ends with the ••Military Service" of those of the 
name. The running captions, enabling the reader to follow the family in its 
various branches and localities, are of great assistance ; and the clear type, 
good paper, care evinced in gleaning and editing, many Illustrations, and com- 
plete Indexes, are deserving of much praise. • • • 

EUweed Pomeroy of Dorchester, Mass., and Windsor, Conn., and Four Genera- 
tions of his Descendants. By William Woodbridge Rodman, A.M., M.D. 
Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1903. 8vo. pp. 15. 
This Is a reprint, with some additions, from the Register for July, 1903. 

A Historical Sketch of the Robinson Family of the line of Ebenezer Robinson, a 
Soldier of the Revolution. Born at Lexington, Mass., Feb. 14th, 1765. Died 
at South Reading, Vt., Oct. 31, 1857. By Jane Bancroft Robinson, Ph.D. 
Detroit, Michigan. 1903. 8vo. pp. vlil.-h68. III. Price $.60, paper; $1.00, 
cloth. Apply to Miss Bertha M. Gates, 21 Adams Ave., East Detroit, Mich. 
William Robinson, of Newton, Mass., is the American progenitor of this 
family. The story of the patriot Ebenezer's life Is given In his own words in 
the opening chapter, the remainder containing the records of various descend- 
ants of William, for which, however, completeness is not claimed. 

Hie Sharps of Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Abstracts of Records in Great 
Britain. Published by W. C. Sharpe, Seymour, Conn. 1903. 8vo. pp. 36. 
The information furnished in this pamphlet was chiefly derived from the 

records of the Friends* meetings, to which have been added facts received from 

members of the family. The preface states that the •• Abstracts" include all 

records previous to 1712. 

Asahel Smith of Top^eld, Mass., with some account of the Smith Family. By 

Joseph F. Smith, Jr. From the Topsfleld Historical Collections, Vol. VIII. 

Published by the Topsfleld Historical Society, Topsfleld, Mass. 1902. 8vo. 

pp. 87-101. III. 

The Asahel Smith of this sketch was the grandfather of Joseph Smith, the 
'* Mormon Prophet"; and the author of this pamphlet is the grandson of the 
** Prophet's" brother. 

1904.] Booh Notices. 101 

JBistory of John Taylor of Hadley, Including Accounts of the Organization and 
Meetings of the Taylor Beunion Association of Hadley, Mass., and the Gene- 
alogy of the Descendants of the Ancestor, Rev. Elbert O. Taylor, His- 
torian and Compiler, 95 Colberg Avenue, Boston. Boston, U. S. A. Pub- 
lished by the Association. 1908. Large 8vo. pp. 111. 111. 
The genealogical portion of this volume is of great importance, and contains 

many biographical sketches. The book is well indexed. 

Descendants of Henry Travers of London, England, and Newbury, Massachusetts, 
U» 8. A. Published by Nathan Hagar Daniels, Boston, Mass. 1903. 8vo. 
pp. 147. lU. 

Henry Travers came from London to Ipswich, Mass., in 1634. His descend- 
ants, to the ninth generation, are recorded in this genealogy, which abounds in 
biographical details. The ** English Notes" display extensive research. The 
Yolome is well printed and particularly well indexed. 

The History of the Treman, TYemaine, Truman Family in America ; with the 
Belated Families of Mack, Dey, Board and Ayers; being a History of Joseph 
Truman of New London, Conn. (1666) ; John Mack of Lyme, Conn. (1680) ; 
Bichard Dey of New York City (1641); Cornelius Board of Boardville, 
N J. (1730); John Ayer of Newbury, Mass., (1635) ; and their Descend- 
ants, By Ebenezer Mack Treman and Murray E. Poole, D.C.L., LL.D. 
[Ithaca, N. Y.] Press of the Ithaca Democrat. 1901. 2 vols. 8vo. pp. 
2129. lU. 

This work, with an index of more than two hundred pages, and containing 
one hundred and ten pages of illustrations, is impressive not only by Its size 
bat by its immense stores of information respecting a race which has shown 
Ycrsatllity in almost every department of enterprise. Lists and summaries, be- 
sides the index, show an abundance of facts, and render them easily accessible. 
In short, research, skill, industry and pecuniary outlay have in this book pro- 
duced a most notable genealogy. 

Genealogy of the Tripp Family, descended from Isaac Tripp, of Warwick, B. /., 
and Wilkes-Barri, Pa, By Arthur D. Dean, of Scranton, Pa. Scranton, 
Pa. Printed for the Author by F. H. Gerlock & Co. 1903. 8 vo. pp. v. +128. 

The author says in the preface that "while the original plan to print and 
bind the family records of Dean and Tripp together has been carried out in the 
main, be has deemed it best to issue a limited number of the Tripp book sepa- 
rately for the benefit of those who are not interested in the Dean records." 
Like the Dean genealogy, previously noticed, this work evinces the careful 
labor of its compiler. 

Samuel Walker, of Woburn, Mass., and some of his Descendants. By Arthur 
G. LoRiNG and William R. Cutter. Boston: Press of David Clapp & 
Son. 1903. 8vo. pp. 9. 
A reprint from the Register for October, 1903. 

Genealogy of the Wells Family and Families Belated. By Gertrude W. Wells- 
Gushing (Mrs. Williams Tileston Cushing). Milwaukee : S. E. Tate & Co., 
Printers, n. d. 8vo. pp. 205. 111. 

"The Wells Family," whose earliest American member was Thomas Wells of 
Ipswich, Mass., occupies, together with the sketch of Daniel Wells, Jr., about 
one-third of this volume. The remainder of the book consists of short notices 
of the following families : Allen, Ayers, Blgelow, Day, Dwight, Flagg, Gale, 
Garfield, Goodale, Haynes, Hltchlngs, Houchin, Hutchinson, Jefferds, Johnson, 
Light, Littlefleld, Loker, Lord, Matthews, Moore, Noyes, Phillips, Pike, Rice, 
Ropes, Sanders, Snell, Sweetser, Walte, Warner, Warren, Wheelwright, Wig- 

The book is printed in admirably clear type on heavy paper, with illustra- 
tions of unususd excellince. There are two indexes. 

Vital Becords of Topsfield, Massachusetts, to the end of the Tear 1849. Pub- 
lished by the Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, Mass. 1903. 8vo. 
Cloth, pp. 258. 

102 Book Notices. [Jan. 

White Family Quarterly. An Illustrated Chnealogieal Magazine denoted to the 
interests of the Descendants of John White of WenJiam and Lancaster, Mass, 
Almira Larkin White, Editor, Haverhill, Mass. Vol. 1, No. 8. July, 1903. 
Nichols, ** The Printer," 19 Washington St., Haverhill, Mass. 8vo. pp. 68- 
99. One dollar per year ; single copies 25 cts. 
The chief contents of this number are ** 1668-1903,*' the contlnaatloa of 

** English Records," and of "Whites from Everywhere." 

The Genealogical Bulletin, Vol. 1. Nos. 1-4. Sept. 15, 29, Oct. 10, 24, 1903. 
Published every Fortnight by the Research Publication Co., Boston, Mass., 
No. 1, Somerset St. $1.50 per annum ; single nos. 10 cts. 8vo. pp. 8, 6, 6, 8. 
This Bulletin is devoted principally to historical notes and queries. 

Publications of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania* Vol, IL No. 3. 
June, 1903. 1300 Locust St. Phila. : Printed for the Society by the Wlck- 
ersham Printing Co., Lancaster, Pa. Small 4to. pp. 241-444. 
The *»Refi:i8ter of St. Mary's Church, Burlington, N. J.," " Inscriptions in 
St. Paul's Church and Churchyard, Philadelphia," and '' Inscriptions in the 
Churchyard of the Epiphany, Philadelphia," with an index of names, and list of 
the officers and members of the Society, constitute the contents of this publica- 

Address of Albert J. Beveridge, United States Senator from Indiana, at the Dedi- 
cation of Indiana's Monuments on the Battlefield of Shiloh, Tennessee, April 6, 
1903. Press of Levey Bro's& Co., Indianapolis. [1908.] 16mo. pp. 15. Por- 
The thousrht emphasized In this speech is loyalty to the Union, as superseding 

loyalty to the State. 

Amold^s March from Cambridge to Quebec. A Critical Study. Together with a 
Beprint of Arnolds Journal. By Justin H. Smith. With Eighteen Maps and 
Plans. G. P. Putnam's Sons. New York and London. The Knickerbocker 
Press. 1903. Small 8vo. pp. xlx.4-498. 

We have here a thorough account, such as has never before been compiled, of 
the disastrous but heroic enterprise known as *' Arnold's Expedition." Seven 
closely printed pages of authorities precede the narrative. The notes fill about 
one-half of the book, and afford every variety of explanatory Information. This 
history shows evidence that the author has given much study to his subject, 
and has treated it as Independently as If no one else had handled It. 

Nexo England. An Address delivered before The Old Planters Society, at Salem, 
Mass., April 7, 1903. By James Phinney Baxter, n.p. [1903.] Large 8vo. 
pp. 22. 

The subject with which this interesting address specially deals is the govern- 
ment of her American colonies by England, In the treatment of which Mr. Bax- 
ter has made use of the Board of Trade papers and other valuable documents 
in the office of the Public Records In London. 

The New Hampshire Covenant of 1774. A Paper read before the New Hampshire 
Historical Society, April 8, 1903, and reprinted from the Granite Monthly of 
Oct., 1903. By Joseph B. Walker. Concord, N. H. The Rumford Printing 
Co. 1903. Large 8vo. pp. 12. 
This ** Covenant" was of a political nature, the subscribers to which agreed 

to renounce all commercial Intercourse with England. 

New York Considered and Improved, 1695. By John Miller. Published from 
the Original MS. in the British Museum. With Introduction and Notes by 
Victor Hugo Paltsists. Cleveland: The Burrows Brothers Co. 1903. 8vo. 
pp. 135. Maps. Fac-slmile. 

Miller's ** New Yorke," which is a ^'Description of the Province of New York, 
its fortified towns, and the condition of its people," is ^ere issued in a beauti- 
ful edition, with notes, appendices and index. It is introduced by an extensive 
account of its author, and the fortunes of his work. The maps are exact copies 
of what Miller calls ** some draughts or ground plots of the most remarkable 

1904.] Booh Notices. 103 

places discoursed of." Printing and binding are in eyery way worthy of what 
the publishers style ** the definitive edition." 

Le» CamhattanU Frangais de la Guerre Amiricaine, 1778-1783. Listes itablies 
SapreB les documents aul?ientiques d^posis aux Archives Nationales et aux Ar- 
chives du Ministhre de la Ouerre. Publi^es par les soins du MinisCere des Af- 
faires Etrang^es. Paris : Ancienne Malson Quantin. Libraires-Imprimeries 
Kennies. Motteroz, Martinet. 7, rue Salnt-Benoit, 7. 1903. Sq. 4to. pp. 
3Lii-|-327. lU. 

M. H. Merou, French consul at Chicago, states in the introduction that, in 
consequence of the formation in France of French sections of the National So- 
ciety of the Sons of the American Revolution, the work of reconstructing the 
lists of those Frenchmen who had participated hi the American Revolution was 
undertaken in the Archives of the French Republic. In this finely illustrated 
Tolnme we have the results of that labor. It contains lists of the officers and 
sailors of the squadrons of D*£staing, DeGrasse, DeGuichen, and DeTernay, 
and of the officers and soldiers of nine regiments of French troops ; also of the 
officers of four others. The lists, however, are acknowledged to be Incomplete, 
for reasons which are specified by M. M6rou. The work may be regarded as a 
monument of International courtesy, Instigated, as it was, In France by a desire 
to carry into effect the purposes of a patriotic society in America. 

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War. A Compilation 
from the Archives^ prepared and published by the Secretary of the Commonwealth 
in accordance with Chapter 100, Resolves of 1891. Vol. xl. Mor-Paz. Bos- 
ton: Wright & Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 
1903. 4to pp. 1053. 

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navy in the War of the Rebellion. 
Published under the direction of the Hon. William H. Moody, Secretary of the 
Navy, by Mr. Chakles W. Stewart, Superintendent Library and Naval War Re- 
cords. Series 1. Volume 16. South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, from Oct. 
1, 1864 to Aug. 8, 1865. Gulf Blockading Squadron, from June 7 to Dec. 15, 
1861. Washington. Government Printing Office. 1903. 8vo. pp. xxli+973. 

The Philadelphia National Bank. A Century's Record. 1803-1903. By a 
Stockholder. Illustrated. The Phlladelpliia National Bank (SaU), 419-421- 
423 Chestnut St. Phila. 1903. Large 8vo. pp. 220. 

This Instructive history sets forth the association of the fortunes of the 
Philadelphia National Bank with tbe financial activities of the nation, the state, 
and the city. In the appendix are biographies of the directors of the present 
time, with lists of officers and directors during the century. The volume is 
handsomely produced, with Illustrations, chiefly portraits, of exceptional finish. 

Proceedings and Memorial of a Conference of Confederate Roster Commissioners 
at Atlanta, Georgia, July 20-21, 1903. Atlanta Printing Co. Montgomery, 
1903. 8vo. pp. 16. 

Proceedings of the New York State Historical Association. Fourth Annual Meet- 
ing, with Constitution and By-Laws, and List of Officers. ^Published l)y tiie New 
York State Historical Association. [Fort Edward, N. Y.] 1903. 8vo. pp. 88. 
The principal papers read at the exercises of this meeting are '• Gen. Horatio 

Gates," "The Life of Benedict Arnold," "The Baroness de Riedesel," and 

*» Where we got our Government." 

A Record of the Revolutionary Soldiers buried in Lake County, Ohio, with a par- 
tial list of those in Geauga County, and a membership roll of New Connecticut 
Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. By New Connecticut Chapter, 
Paiuesville, Ohio. [1902.] Large 8vo. pp. 94. 111. 

The Records of the Salem Commoners. 1713-1 739. Copied by George Francis 
Dow. (From the Historical Collection;* of the Essex Institute, vols. 36-39.) 
Salem, Mass. Printed by the Essex Institute. 1903. 8vo. pp. 180. 
This is well printed and thoroughly indexed. 

104 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Old Home Day and One Hundred and Fiftieth Anniversary. Addresses delivered 
in the Town Hall, Walpole, N. H, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1903, by Prof. Frank- 
lin W. Hooper, of Brooklyn, N. F., and Hon. Henry E. Howland, of New 
York, With an Account of the Celebration. Press of the Sentinel Printing Co., 
Keene, N. H. 8vo. pp. 23. 111. 

The Story of the White House and its Home Life. By Wayne Whipple. With 
many Engravings and Color Plates. Copyright, 1903, by Dwlnell- Wright Com- 
pany, Boston, Mass. 12mo. pp. 50. 
An entertaining pamphlet that will impress on the memory of the reader the 

history of the Republic. The narrative is abundant in anecdotes. 

List of Publications of the American Historical Association, 1885-7902, and t?ie 
American Society of Church History, 1888-1897. Contents of American His- 
torical Beview, 1895-1902. By A. Howard Clark. (From the Annual Re- 
port of the American Historical Association for 1902, vol. 1, pp. 575-639.) 
Washington : Government Printing Office. 1903. 8vo. pp. 576-639. 

The Blandford Monthly. Vol.2. Xo.9. Aug., 1903. Bland ford, Mass. 8 vo. 

pp. U. 

In this number there Is printed, by request, the Rev. S. 6. Wood's sermon on 
** The Old Blandford Church." 

More Gathered Autumn Leaves. By Versicus. Privately printed. Boston : 1903 

16mo. pp. 43. 

These fifteen contributions to the history of the town of Blue Hill, Maine, are* 
from the versatile and accomplished pen of a prominent member of the N. E. 
Hist. Gen. Society, >vho veils his identity under a nom deplume. The significance 
of these verses lies In their fidelity to the truth of history In the events and per- 
sonal careers of the emigrants of 17G2 from Beverly to the plantation which, by 
the energy and enterprise of Its Inhabitants, has become the prosperous and well 
regarded town of the present. Geo. A. Gordon. 

The Handbook of Boston. [England.] (Compiled by R. N.) Boston, [Eng.] 

1902. J. M. Newcomb. 8vo. pp. 108. 111. 

Over thirty paijes of this pamphlet are filled with a description of the Church 
of St. Botolph and its magnificent tower. A ** Historical Sketch," '* Notes on 
the Antiquities of the Town," and " Miscellaneous Matters" are the other div- 
isions of the book. The subjects are treated by one who Is evidently thoroughly 
acquainted with them, and the illustrations, copied from Thompson's History of 
Boston, are a valuable addition. 

Historical Sketch, and Matters pertaining to the King's Chapel Burying Ground. 
[By Henry A. May] Published by the Cemetery Department of the City of 
Boston. Boston: Municipal Printing Office. 1903. 8vo. pp. 52. III. Plans. 
The •' Historical Sketch" comprises information of importance relating to the 

years 1630-1900. The other " matters," following, are extracts from "The Town 

and Selectmen's Records," and " Epitaphs and Historical Sketches of Prominent 

Persons buried in King's Chapel Ground." 

A Volume of Becords nlating to the Early History of Boston, containing Boston 
Marriages from 1752 to 1809. Boston: Municipal Printing Oftlce. 1903. 
8vo. pp. vii-|-70G. 

The book of Boston marriages from 1751-61 having been lost, proofs of many 
marriages have been obtained from church and court records, with other evi- 
dences from publishments of intention of marriage. This volume covers an 
interesting period in Boston history, and further evinces the splendid work being 
done in the office of the City Registrar. 

An Historical Address delivered at the Annual Meeting of the Village Library Com- 
pany of Farmington, Conn., Sept. .9, 1003. By Julius Gay. Hartford Press. 
The Case, Lockwood & Bralnard Co. 1003. 8vo. pp. 24. 
The address relates to the settlement of Farmlngton and to the colonies which 

it has originated. 

1904.] Book Notices. 105 

Cincinnati Memorial Hall and Military Museum, Exeter, New Hampshire; for 
many years known <u the Oilman House. Built 1721. Now owned by the So- 
ciety of the Cincinnati in the State of New Hampshire. [Boston.] 1903. Svo. 
pp. 29. III. 
This finely illastrated volume contains a history of the Oilman House, and of 

the Society of the Cincinnati, together with lists of officers and members of the 

N. H. Society. 

Historical Address given at the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the Organization of 
the Grafton County Conference of Congregational Churches, Bath, N. H., May, 
26, 1903, by Rev. Frank G. Clark, Plymouth, N. H. Published by the Con- 
ference. Plymouth Record Job Print. Plymouth, N. H. 8vo. pp. 20. 
The history of the conference is supplemented by notices of some of the min- 
isters of the churches included in it. 

A Memorial History of Hampstead, New Hampshire. Volume IL Congregational 
Church. 1762-1902. With an Appendix to Vol. I. Illustrated. By Har- 
KiETTB Eliza NoYEs. Boston, Mass.: George B. Reed, 4 Park St. 1903. 
Large 8vo. pp. b32. 

Over four hundred pages of this work are occupied by a biographical and 
genealogical section, containing sketches of seven hundred and seventy-two 
members of the church, with numerous portraits. These are preceded by 
chapters devoted to the usual topics of church history, thoroughly treated, and 
are followed by notices of *' Those persons who * owned the Covenant.' " The 
appendix consi&^ts of *' facts and records" relating to Hampstead, collected after 
the publication of the first volume. There is a full index. A work so useful, 
with such fine illustrations, deserved to be printed on better paper. 

Publications of the Ipswich Historical Society. XL The Meeting House Green, 
and a Study of Houses and Lands in that Vicinity. With l^roceedings at the 
Annual Meeting. Dec. 2, 1901. By T.Frank Waters. Salem Press: The 
Salem Press Co., Salem, Mass. 1902. 8vo. pp. 52. 111. 

Historic Lebanon. Lebanon, Maine, and the Grand Work of its Congregational 
Church in One Hundred and Thirty-Eight Years. By Rev. Charles N. Sin- 
NETT. Haverhill, Mass. : C C. Morse & Son. 1903. «vo. pp. IG. 
Nearly thirty years of this history are included in the author's pastorate. 

Juurtud of the One Hundred and Eighteenth Annual Mteting of the Convention of 
the Diocese of Massachusetts. May 13 and 14, A. D. 1903. With Appeudices. 
Boston: The Diocesan House, No. 1 Joy St. 1903. tJvo. pp. 2G3. 

Annals of Oxford, Maine, from its Incorporation, Feb. 27, 1829, to 1850. Pre- 
faced by a brief Account of the Settlement of Shepardsjield Plantation, now He- 
bron ami Oxford, and supplemented with Genealogical Notes from the Earliest 
Becords of both Towns attd other Sources. Compiled and published by Mar- 
quis Fayetfe Kino. Portland, Me. 1903. Large 8vo. pp. 298. 111. 
There evidently is not any fact of importance respecting the history of Oxford 
or the lives of its principal inhabitants which is not noticed in tne niinute nar- 
rations and records of this book. The genealogical portion occupies one-half 
of the work, and embraces nearly two hundred and tilty families. There is an 
index of surnames. 

Gleanings of Virginia History. An Historical and Genealogical Collection, largely 
from Original Sources. Compiled and published by William Flkiciiku 
BooouER. Washington, D. C. 1903. 8vo. pp. 442. Cloth. Price ^j^G.OO. 
Address the author. Room 6, 1339 P St., N. W., Washington, D. C. 
In this excellently compiled volume will be found original information re- 
specting Virginia's participation in the French and Indian War and in the Revo- 
lution which has never before been published. Two remarkably vulmible por- 
tions of the book's contents are the " Poll Lists for the election of mc-iuoers to 
the House of Burgesses from Prince William county, in the year 1741, ami from 
Fairfax county, in 1744." Henning's Statutes of Virginia, a worU not gen- 
erally accessible, has supplied the author with the lists of the soldiers of the 

106 Book Notices. [Jan. 

French and Indian Wars, but for the Revolutionary lists his aathority is the or- 
iginal Muster and Pay Rolls which are in his possession. The genealogical 
division occupied about one-third of the book. With respect to the descendants 
of the early settlers of Northern Virginia and West Augusta district, the work 
surpasses all other publications on Virginia. The book has a good index. 

Becords of the Town of Tishury, Mass,, beginning June 29, 1669, and ending 
May 16, 1864. Arranged and copied by Wm. S. Swift, Town Clerk of Tis- 
bury, and Jbnnib W. Cleveland, Assistant Town Clerk of Tisbury. Boston : 
Wright & Potter Printing Co., 18 Post Office Square. 1903. Large 8vo. pp. 
xii+841. Price $5.00, to be had of the Town Clerk. 

This accurate printing of extremely valuable records is deserving of much 
praise for those who labored in its production. These records are, besides an 
ancient charter, the oldest original documents of the Island of Martiia's Vine- 
yard, and it is of general concern that they should be preserved. They are pub- 
lished in form suitable to such a work, the print, paper and binding being good. 
An index is needed to complete the usefulness of the volume, and its absence is 
to be regretted. 

Beport of the Proceedings of the Wyoming Commemorative Association, on the oc- 
casion of the 125th Anniversary of the Battle and Massacre of Wyoming, at 10 
o'clock A.M., July 3d, 1903. Large 8vo. pp. 38. n. p. [1903.] 
The address of the day was by Dr. William Elliot Grlffis on ** The History and 

Mythology of Sullivan's Expedition." 

John M. Chandler. An Appreciation and a Memoir. [Reprinted from the Man- 
chester Historic Quarterly. Vol. III. 1902. Manchester, N. H. 1903.] 8vo. 
pp. 7. Portrait. 
A sketch of an "ideal citizen," which will be greatly prized by his fellow 


Papers of the Historical Society of Delaware. Benjamin Ferris. Proceedings of 
the meeting of the Historical Society of Delaware, held on the evening of May 19, 
1902, to commemorate the eminent services rendered to the State by' Benjamin 
Ferris, the author of " Early Settlements on the Delaware." The Historical 
Society of Delaware, Wilmington. 1903. 8vo, pp. 40. III. 
The work mentioned in the title was published in 1845, but, while universally 
commended, its author has never before been suitably portrayed. A memoir, 
reminiscences by his son, and a tribute from Pennock Pusey, compose this me- 

Some New Franklin Papers. A Report by J. G. Rosengarten; 52* C., to the 

Board of Trustees. Large 8vo. pp. 7. 
Some Letters of Franklin's Correspondents. From the Franklin Papers in the 

American Piiilosophical Society. Philadelphia. 1903. Large 8vo. pp. 26. 
The •* Franklin Papers'* in the American Philosophical Society. By J. G. Rosen- 
garten. Read April 3, 1903. 8vo. pp. 165-170. 

The first two of the above publications are reprints, — the first from the Univer- 
sity of Penn. Alumni Register, July, 1903, containing the fac-simile of a letter 
by Robespierre, the other from the Penn. Mag. of History and Biography, April, 

Life and Labors of Rev. Stephen Gano, M.D., Pastor of the First Baptist Church, 
Providence, R. I., from 1792 to 1828. By Henry Melville Kino, Present 
Pastor. Providence, 1903. Preston & Rounds Co. 8vo. pp. 24. 
This memoir has two appendixes of interest, one on the *' Immersion of 

Washington," the other on the First Baptist Church in Cincinnati. 

Library of Congress. A List of Lincolniana in the Library of Congress. By 
George Thomas Ritchie. 1. Writings of Abraham Lincoln. 2. Writings 
relating to Abraham Lincoln. Washington: Government Printing Office. 
1903. 4to. pp. 76. ' 

1904.] BookNotices. 107 

Library of Congress, A Calendar of John Paul Jones Manwcripts in the Library 
of Congress. Compiled under tbo direction of Charles Henry Lincot^. 
Washington : Goveniment Printing Office. 1903. 4to. pp. 316. Portrait. 

Iiec4)Uf.c4ion8 of a Long Life. By Joseph Packard, D.D. 1812-1902. Edited by 
Rev. Thomas J. Packard. Washington, D.C. Byron S. Adams, Publisher. 
1902. 8vo. pp. 364. 111. 

Dr. Packard was a clergyman of the Episcopal church, whose life, judging 
from the various personages and events contained In the Index to these '*Recol- 
lectlons,** was one well worth recording by his own hand. His reminiscences 
of his youth Include extremely vivid pictures of the severe Puritanism of the 

Concerning the Forefathers. Being a Memoir^ xdth Personal Narrative and Lpt- 
terSj of Two Pioneers^ Col. Robert Patterson and CoL John Johnston^ the pater^ 
nal and maternal grandfathers of John Henry Patterson of Dayton^ Ohio, for 
whose children this book is written by Charlotte Rebvk Conover. [New 
York.] 1902. 4to. pp. xvlll.+432. 111. 

In binding, typography and Illustrations this volume Is of the finest. The 
biographies are of great Interest, their author having neglected no source of in- 
formation to which access was possible. The historical narrations add greatly 
to the work. The extracts from old letters will not be found too numerous, and 
these together with autobiograpliical sketches by Col. Patterson, arc documents 
which the author has used. The Index Is thorough, botb In relation to the bio- 
graphical and genealogical details. 

Major Brian Pendleton in New ^ampshire and Maine. By F. B. Sanborn, n.p. ; 

n. d. 8vo. pp. 17. 

Born in London, about 1599, Brian Pendleton, first In Massachusetts, then In 
New Hampshire, and lastly In Maine, spent forty years In various activities that 
rendered him prominent. 

Russell Smith Taft^ LL.D. A Sketch read before the Vermont Bar Association, 
Oct. , 1902. By Hon. John W. Rowell. Reprinted from the Proceedings of 
the Association. 1903. 8vo. pp. 14. Portrait. 
This sketch of Judge Taft Is very comprehensive, and fully Indicates the 

varied activities of the once Vice-President for Vermont of the New-Eng. Hist. 

Gen. Society. 

Memoir of Joseph Williamson. By William Cross Willl^mson. Boston : 
Press of David Clapp & Son. Large 8vo. pp. 9. Portrait. 
This is a reprint from the Register, and is an excellent sketch, with portrait, 

of one who for many years was Vice-President for Maine of the New-Eug. Hist. 

Gen. Society. 

Aiidover Theological Seminary. Necrology, 1902-1903. Prepared for the Al- 
umni Association, and presented at its Annual Meeting, June 10, 1903. Third 
Printed Series, No. 3. Boston : The Everett Press Co. 1903. 8vo. pp. 71- 

Addresses at the Dedication of Huhhard Hall, th^. Library of Bowdoin College, June 

24, 1903. Brunswick, Me. 1903. 8vo. pp. 45. III.* 

The addresses are by Gen. Hubbard, Hon. Melville Weston Fuller, LL.D., and 
Rev. Edwin Pond Parker, D.D. 

The Franklin and Marshall Alumni Association. Seventh Ptnnted Report. June, 
1903. 8vo. pp. 4. 

Library of Harvard University Bibliographical Contributions. Edited by Wil- 
liam Coolidge Lane, Librarinn. No. 55. Dpseriptive and Historical Notes on 
tite Library of Harvard University. By Alfrki> Claghorn Potter. Printed at 
the expense of the Richard Manning Hodges Fund. Cambridge, Mass. Issued 
by the Library of Harvard University. 1903. Large 8vo. pp. 43. 

108 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

Franklin and Marshall College Obituary Becord. No, 7. Vol, IL—Part3, Lan- 
caster, Penn. Published by the Franklin and Marshall Alumni Association, 
June, 1903. 8vo. pp. 67-93. 

Lawrence Academy, Gh-oton, Mass, Groton. 1903. Small 8vo. pp. 7. III. 

This is the reprint of an article in the Boston Journal for Sept. 14, 1902, called 
•• Massachusetts' Most Famous School Town." 

Catalogue of Oberlin College for the year 1902-03, With Announcements of 
Courses to he offered for the year 1903-04, Oberlin, Ohio : Published by the 
College, June 15, 1903. 12mo. pp. 279. 

Qeneral Catalogue of the Officers and Students of the Phillips Exeter Academy. 
1783-1903, Exeter, N. H. News-Letter Press. 1903. 8vo. pp. viii.-h 253. 

Class of Sixty-Three, Williams College, 1863-1903, Fortieth Tear Beport. 

MDCCCLXIII—MCMIII, By the Class Historian [Myron Samuel Ddd- 

lky], Boston: Thomas Todd, Printer, 14 Beacon St. [1903.] Large 8vo. 

pp. ix. 4-237. 111. 

This beautiful volume reflects much labor and pains. It contains sketches of 
all the members of the class, if by any means procurable, with portraits show- 
ing them as they appeared when connected with the College and forty years 
afterwards, or at about the time of their decease. The appendix furnishes a 
tabulated view of facts of interest relating to the members. The illustra- 
tions are very fine, and the binding, in college colors, is in excellent taste. 

Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the American Congregational Associa- 
tion, in Tremont Temple, Boston, Monday, May Twenty-Jifth, MCMIII, at seven 
thirty, P, M. Boston : The American Congregational Association. 1903. 
8vo. pp. 61. 111. 

The ** Historical Sketch," the hymn, and the *• Address of Welcome," are pre- 
liminary to ** Denominational Memories and Inspirations," by Rev. George A. 
Gordon, an address in which is graphically portrayed the virtues of four Con- 
gregational preachers, Park, Storrs, Bushnell and Beecher. 

The Two Hundred and Sixty-Fifth Annual Becord of the Ancient and Honorable 

Artillery Company of Massachusetts. 1902-1903. Sermon by Rev. W. H. 

Rider, D.D., of Gloucester, Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, Boston. 1903. 

8vo. pp. 191. 111. 

Fine illustrations mark this ** Record" whose contents are of the usual Im- 
portance attaching to this celebrated military body. 

Officers and Members of Boston Commandery of Knights Templars, Jan, 1, 1903, 
Boston : Nathan Sawyer & Son, Printers. 1903. 12mo. pp. 36. 

Decennial Begister of the Society Sons of the Bevolution in the State of California. 
1893-1903. [Los Angeles. 1903.] 4to. pp. 12. III. 

Memorial Becords. Society of Colonial Wars in the State of California, [Los 
Angeles. 1903.] 4to. pp. 12. III. 

Transactions of the Huguenot Society of South Carolina, No, 10. Published by 
order of the Society. Charleston, S. C, 1903. Press of Lucas-Richardson 
Co., Charleston, S. C. [1903.] 8vo. pp. 61. 
The principal articles in this number are "The Huguenots in Dublin" and 

*• Wills of South Carolina Huguenots." The pamphlet opens with a list of the 

publications of the Society. 

The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba. Annual Beport for the year 
1902, Winnepeg : Published for the Society by the Free Press. 1903. 8vo. 
pp. 24. The Historical and Scientific Society of Manitoba, Transaction No. 63. 
Feb. 10, 1903, Letters of a Pioneer, Alexander Boss. Edited by Geokgr 
BuYCE, LL.D. Winnepeg : Manitoba Free Press Print. 1903. 8vo. pp. 15. 

1904.] Booh Notices. 109 

Grand Chapter of Maine. Voh XI. Part IL 1903. The Seventy -eighth An- 
nual Convocation, held at Portland, May 5, 6, 1903. Portland: Stephen 
Berry, Printer, 37 Plam St. 8vo. pp. 91-208. 

Historical Sketch of the Massachusetts Baptist Missionary Society and Convention. 

1802-1892. WUh an Appendix and other Belated MaUers. By Rev. W. H. 

Eaton. Published by Mass. Baptist Convention. Boston. [1903.] Svo. 

pp. vii.+240. 111. 

The Sketch, which has been written by an able hand, is followed by " His- 
torical Notes as to the Invested Funds and Finances of the Convention*'; 
•* Pastors of Baptist Churches in Massachusetts, 1802-1902 " ; an appendix con- 
taining, among other things, copies of historical papers and f ac-simile signatures 
of certain ministers ; and lastly a valuable index. The illustrations are all 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In union with the Most An- 
cient and Honorable Grand Lodges of Europe and America, according to the 
Old Constitutions. Quarterly Communications: March 11, Jttne 10, 1903. 
Special Communications: March 17, April 11, May 20, 1903. M. W. 
Baalis Sandford, Grand Master; B. W. Sereno D. Niclcerson, Recording 
Grand Secretary. Boston: Rockwell & Churchill Press. 1903. 8vo. pp. 
71. Portrait, 

Annual Proceedings, Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Bevolution. 1902- 

1903. PhlU. 1903. 8vo. pp. 88. 111. 

A Brief History of the Flags and Banners of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons 
of the Bevolution. Prepared by Capt. Hknry Hobart Bellas, U. S. A. Pub- 
lished by the Society. Phila., Pa. 1903. 8vo. pp. 18. 

77i« Transactions of the Literary and Historical Society. Nos. 24. 25. Sessions 
of 1900-1902, and of 1902-1903. Quebec: Printed by La Soleil. 1902, 
1903. 8vo. pp. 36 ; 24. Map. 
The two numbers are issued in one volume. 

An American Pilgrimage to a Quaker Shrine, and a Prowl in the Fleet. By Rev. 

John Edgar Johnson. Third Edition. 1228 S. Fifty-eighth St., Phila., 

Penu. 1902. 8vo. pp. 19. 111. 

The ** Shrine" of the title is the grave of William Penn. ; and the *• Fleet" is 
Fleet St., London, associated with Dr. Johnson and his friends. This pam- 
phlet, which drew a compliment from Gladstone, well deserved a third edition. 

History of Coinage and Currency in the United Slates, and the Perennial Contest 

for Sound Money. By A. Barton Hepburn, LL.D. New York : The Mac- 

millan Co. London : Macmillan & Co., Ltd. 1903. 8vo. pp. viii.-f-666. 

In this book, the object of which is to furnish facts enabling the reader to 

form clear opinions on the topics treated, events and dates are recorded with 

the greatest care, rendering its contents reliable and valuable for reference. 

In the Appendix are the principal laws of the United States on the subject of 

coinage and currency, and Part IV is a comprehensive bibliography. A minute 

index is added. 

TTie Congregational Tear-Book, 1903. Issued, under the sanction of the Nation- 
€U Conncilof the Congregational Churches of the United States, by its Publish- 
ing Committee, and containing the General Statistics of those Churches for the 
last previous Year; an Alphabetical List of the Congregational Ministers, and 
of the Officers and Students of Congregational Seminaries; the Annual Record 
of Changes; the Vital Statistics of Congregational Ministers deceased in 1902; 
Statements of the National Co-operative Societies; the National and State Or- 
ganizations of Churches, and other Miscellaneous Information. Vol. No. 25. 
Number of copies, 12,000. Published by vote of National Council, Portland, 
Me., Quder direction of the Publishing Committee. 1903. 8vo. pp. 520. 111. 


Deaths. . 


ThB Messages and ProclamaHans of the Ghvernors of Iowa. Compiled and editedc 
by Benjamin F. Sbambauoh, A.M., Ph.D., Vol. IV. Published by the State 
Historical Society of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. 1903, Large 8vo. pp. 383. 

Tke Munroe Doctrine. By Oeoboe Fox Tucker. Bostoa: Rockwell and 
ChurchlU Press. 1908. Small Hvo. pp. 32. 

School Gardens in Boston. 1903. Prepared by the Committee on Education and 
Agriculture. Twentieth Century Club. [Boston. 1903.] 8vo. pp. 4. 


Miss AsENATH W. CoLB died at her resi- 
dence in Warren, Rhode Island, on 
Saturday, May 30. 1903. 

Miss Cole was one of the most inde- 
fatigable laborers in the genealogical 
field, and had for many years devoted 
herself to the study of the pedigrees of 
the old New England families, upon 
which she was an acknowledged au- 
thority. Her quick perceptive faculties 
and singularly retentive memory emi- 
nently fitted her for the work which 
she so dearly loved, and which was to 
her a pastime. Especially was she re- 
markable for the readiness with which 
she could recall names and dates with- 
out any apparent effort of the mind. 
She had accumulated a valuable gene- 
alogical library, and had collected a vast 
amount of data, the worth of which can 
hardly be accurately estimated. She 
numbered among her correspondents 
some of the most widely known gene- 
alogists in the country. She was ever 
ready to encourage and assist others in 
their researches, and labored in their 
behalf with the same zeal and patience 
which she bestowed upon her own in- 
dividual work. 

Miss Cole was the daughter of the 
late Isaiah and Ajina (Wilbur) Cole, 
and was born in Warren, where her life. 

was passed. Of her lineage she was 
justly proud. Three of her ancestors, 
Richard Warren, John Tilley, and John 
Howland, were passengers in the May- 
Jlotoer in 1620. She was a direct de- 
scendant of Hugh Cole, who, at an early 
date, purchased land in Swansea, Mass., 
upon the banks of the river which still 
perpetuates his name. Hugh Cole was 
the friend of King Philip, and at the 
outbreak of Indian hostilities at Swan- 
sea, in 1675, his life was preserved by the 
sachem. After the close of Philip's 
War, Hugh Cole settled on the east 
bank of the Kickemuit river, in what is 
now Warren, and, at the time of her 
decease. Miss Cole resided upon the 
farm laid out by him, and which, since 
1677, has been in the possession of the 
Cole family. Her maternal ancestor, 
William Wilbur, was one of the early 
settlers of Portsmouth, R. I. 

Miss Cole was possessed of rare 
mental powers, and with a nature at 
once amiable and generous, genial and 
sympathetic. Her many noble qualities 
of heart and mind endeared her not 
only to those who knew her well, but 
to all who were in any way brought in 
contact with her. 


Warrmy R» I. 


Vol. 49, page 210, line 37, /or vol. 47, read vol. 38. 

Vol. 57, page l^flO* Li!*t line, for Zolon, read Solon. 

Vol. .67, page 'Vj7, liue 10, /or Munson, read Monson. 

Vol. 67, page H ^ lino 1 9, /or Coles, read Coen. 

Vol. 67, page U's lHfce43, ' 

Vol 68, pivge^U hnu 16,.. 

Vol. 68, page 'M, hhi 27, /or Worthington, read Worthingtine. 

Vol. 68, page \>i, lino 17 1 for chiln, recui child. 

43, /or ex, read er. 

6, /orGokin, read Gookin. 


JlODtrealy west to Buffalo and south into Pennsylvania. Being a 

VOL. LVIIl. 8 



APRIL, 1904. 


Bj Almon Danports Hodobb, Jr., A.M. 

Some there were, evidently readers of the Atlantic Monthly, who 
liked to caU Mr. May a New England Brahmin ; but I think he did 
not fully typify that claaa so charmingly described by Oliver Wendell 
Holmes. He had a vein of sentiment, especially as regards women, 
which was not wholly Brahminical. Our New England Brahmin has 
a proper respect for woman, but I doubt if he always gets up and 
gives her bis seat in a street car ; and this Mr. May never failed to 
do, even at his most advanced age. 

Others were fond of describing him as a Gentleman of the Old 
School — rather a hackneyed phrase, and yet one of especial signifi- 
cance at this strenuous period of social and material growth, when 
push and mere money-getting so quickly bring notoriety. He greatly 
disliked notoriety ; yet could not avoid being distinguished among 
men on account of his unfailing courtesy, his delicacy of act and 
thought, his broad sympathy and ready helpfulness. 

He was bom October 15, 1813, in the Dawes mansion on Pur- 
chase Street, in the city of Boston, within whose present limits six 
generations of ancestors had resided. His father, Samuel, was a 
merchant who won his way by rare business ability combined with 
strict integrity — this was during the period extending from the 
Revolution to the Civil War, when honesty was considered the best 
policy. Samuel May was bom in Boston in the year 1776, after 
General Washington had driven General Howe out of Boston and 
while Howe, having driven Washington out of New York, was push- 
ing him across the Delaware. Samuel May was the youngest of 
thirteen children ; began early to earn his own living ; and engaged 
in trade on his own account so soon as he came of age. His chief 
business was importing and dealing in hardware and metals, and the 
firm of Samuel May and Company (and May and Company) was 
long one of the most prominent firms in Boston. But his interests 
were not confined to his native town. They extended north to 
Montreal, west to Buffalo and south into Pennsylvania. Being a 

VOL. LVUl. 8 

112 John Joseph May. [April, 

wise man he did not convert himself into a mere money-machine, but 
sought happiness in varied fields of usefulness. E^ was one of the 
original proprietors of the Boston Athenaeum. He was associated 
vrith Dr. Samuel G. Howe in establishing the Massachusetts Asylum 
for the Blind. He was an Overseer of the Poor, an officer of the 
Boston Dispensary, and trustee or vice-president of the Provident 
Institution for Savings during very many years. He was a deacon 
of Hollis Street Church and a vigorous supporter of the pastor. Rev. 
John Pierpont, in his temperance crusade. John Pierpont, able, 
energetic, with strong convictions, became a leader in the temperance 
movement which was so prominent in New England in the first half 
of the last century. Some of the wealthiest members of his church 
were engaged in the selling of wines and liquors — it is even said 
that the cellar of the church was used as a storehouse of liquors dur- 
ing times of plenty — and it became a question whether these mem- 
bers or the minister should leave the church. Arbitration was out 
of the question. In the end the minister went, and Samuel May 
joined Theodore Parker's Society. 

Samuel May's wife was Mary Goddard, She was a New Eng- 
land woman with that New England executive ability which enabled 
her to love, cherish, obey, and tactfully manage her husband ; to 
love, nurture and instruct her children, and inspire them with the 
respect which is requisite for deep affection and made them adore 
her ; to keep her home in order, cheerful and comfortable ; and yet 
left her time for helping her neighbors and for taking an active in- 
terest in affairs affecting the common weal. She was an earnest 
promoter of the temperance and the anti-slavery movements, and of 
many works of usefulness and benevolence. For sixty years her 
home was the centre of welcome, first to her children and grand- 
children, and then to friends and co-workers in good deeds. 

The oldest child of Samuel May, Rev. Samuel, was given a col- 
lege education and became a minister. Then, I imagine, the father's 
business instincts asserted themselves. He had devoted his first-bom 
to the service of the public ; now he must care for the material wel- 
fare of his family. Whatever the reasons may have been, the seo- 
ond-bom, John Joseph May, did not go to college. But he was 
given as good an education as could then be given in the city of 
Boston. This was before the introduction into our schools of that 
curious American invention, disguised under the name of Eander- 
garten, whose only good result seems to be that it takes children out 
of the streets two years before the schools attempt to care for them ; 
it was also before the introduction of the many " fad " systems and 
** painless " methods which tend to weaken the intellect and sap the 
will ; all these novelties leading the pupils to expect the form of 
education thus described by Mr. Dooley : " Th' prisidint takes him 
into a Turkish room, gives him a cigareet, an' says : 'Me dear boy, 
what spicial branch iv larnin' wud ye like to have studied Tr ye be 
our compitint profissors?'" 

1904.] • John Joseph May. 113 

Dean Briggs of Harvard has indicated three requisites for securing 
an education conducive to a successful life : the right kind of boy, 
the right kind of parents, and the right kind of school. Evidently 
in the present case we have the right kind of boy and the right kind 
of parents. From the results, whatever the imperfections of the 
methods of teaching, it would seem that Mr. May attended the right 
kind of school. He acquired the habits of application, attention and 
work. He learned the difference between right and wrong. He 
was taught to think. He could detect shams and appreciate what 
was true. He knew how to respect the rights of others. He be- 
came eagerly desirous to lead a life of usefulness. He gained a taste 
for learning and literature which stood him in good stead afterwards, 
giving him a solid foundation on which he later builded further with 
great enjoyment and benefit to himself and others. When the in- 
evitable weakness of age came to him, compelling a cessation of the 
more active round of duties which he had so much enjoyed, he had 
accumulated a fund of intellectual resources which kept his life plea- 
sant and made his society a pleasure to others. Although he did not 
go to college, he attained in his youth a solid education superior to that 
of many college graduates brought up under " improved " systems. 

Mr. May became a partner in his father's hardware business, which 
grew and prospered for three quarters of a century, or more, from its 
establishment in 1797. That the business was managed honorably, 
and with due regard to the rights of others, is shown by a statement 
which he made to me not very long before he retired, that in the 
whole course of his business career he had never had a lawsuit. 

On July 20, 1837, Mr. May married. His wife was Caroline 
Simpkins Danforth, a descendant of Rev. Samuel Danforth of Taun- 
ton, who was son of Rev. Samuel Danforth of Roxbury, colleague 
of the Apostle Eliot. Rev. John Wilson, the first minister, and 
Rev. James Allen, the fifth minister, of the First Church at Boston, 
were ancestors of hers ; likewise the famous cooper of the Mayflower. 

During several years after his marriage, Mr. May resided in Bos- 
ton, and then he moved to Dorchester. Here, in 1845, he pur- 
chaaed a large estate and called it Mayfield, after the village in 
Sussex, England, which tradition has named as the birthplace, or at 
least the residence, of his earliest known ancestor.* For nearly 
sixty years Mayfield was a centre of attraction, much as Samuel 
May's residence had been for a similar period in the preceding gen- 
eration. Here reigned unstinted, but unostentatious, hospitality, 
and here were found the social graces, with music, conversation grave 
and gay, and innocent laughter. Many were the visitors, and from 
many climes, who found entertainment within these walls : men and 
women of wit and wisdom ; persons distinguished in various walks 
of life. Many a witty story was here told, and many a wise and 
kindly plan formed and debated. 

* Joba Maj, master of the ship James, who settled in Boxburj (now Jamaica Plain 
in Boston) about the year 1S40. 

114 John Joseph May, [April, 

Mr. May was a good neighbor in the widest acceptation of the 
term. He and his wife gave help and comfort to those near them 
who were visited by sorrow and suffering ; but with this they were 
not content, they also aided in all good works affecting their 
town. For half a century of great changes they were identified 
with the many associations, ternporary or permanent, formed to en- 
sure good government, promote education, avert sickness, relieve 
distress, adorn and beautify the locality, preserve historic monu- 
ments. The study of history, especially the domestic history of New 
England, was one of Mr. May's great pleasures during his maturer 
years. He became president of the Dorchester Historical Society, 
and a member of the Bostonian Society, and, in 1859, of the New- 
England Historic Genealogical Society. In collaboration with 
others he published two genealogies, one of his own family, the 
Mays, and one of his wife's family, the Danforths. 

The promotion of education was an object to which he contributed 
thought, time and money. The only town oflSce which he could be 
induced to accept was that of School Committee-man. He served 
as trustee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and of the 
Roxbury Latin School, — two of the most noted schools in New 
England. Doubtless he held other similar positions beyond my ken. 

From early years he was an active member of die Unitarian 
Church, first at Hollis Street, where he was married, and then at 
the First Parish in Roxbury, where he was a deacon. He was 
widely known by the Unitarians of his day. Among his intimate 
friends he counted two of the greatest preachers of the American 
pulpit — Rev. George Putnam of Roxbury, and Rev. Horatio Steb- 
bins of San Francisco. Rev. John Pierpont, able, out-spoken and 
somewhat excitable, was a dear friend of his father, and evidently 
exercised a strong influence over him; for, like the other mem- 
bers of the family, John Joseph May was a firm Abolitionist in the 
days of the Anti-slavery contest. He joined the Free-soil party 
when this was formed. Then he united with the Republican party. 
He was always intensely interested in politics, but never became a 
mere partisan, nor allowed the ties of party to annul the dictates of 
his conscience, or obscure the clearness of his mental vision. 

One of his most prominent characteristics was loyalty — loyalty to 
his family, his friends and his country. This was so strongly de- 
veloped as now and then to dull his perceptions, but always his 
mental, never his moral perceptions. On one occasion, when he 
was visiting a western city, I found that he was being led into a 
worthless investment by one whom he loved and trusted, and I 
thought it my duty to warn him. So soon as the drift of my re- 
marks became apparent, he interrupted me. ^* I think," he 8aid,% 
"you have forgotten that this man is my friend. ^^ And when I 
persisted, he finally rendered further discussion useless by saying 
firmly : ^ My very good cousin, I shall be sorry to do augb^ to in- 

1 904 . ] Hearsey Bible Records. 115 

terrupt our acquaintanceship, but if jou cannot converse with me 
without saying what reflects on the integrity of a friend of mine, I 
must insist on your not conversing with me at all." He lost his 
money and, what greatly grieved him, he lost his friend. But he was 
never known to complain, or speak bitterly on the subject. He never 
did complain, whatever befell, throughout his life. He burnt his own 
smoke, as Lowell phrases it, and turned a cheerful face to the light. 

At the period of the Civil War he could not do too much for the 
support of the Government. It being rumored that the Southerners 
would by violence prevent the inauguration of President Lincoln in 
1861, of his own accord he went to Washington to join the Presi- 
dent's body-guard. When the call for troops was issued, he was 
active in raising Dorchester's quota, in collecting funds and in fur- 
nishing equipments. Throughout the war he gave more than liberally 
in money and services for the Union cause. He personally equipped 
the Dorchester company of the Forty-second Massachusetts regiment, 
and contributed largely to other companies in which his young friends 
and relatives had enlisted. He worked actively with the Sanitary 
Commission. He was one of the founders of the Union Club of 
Boston, whose main object was to aid the Government. 

The greater number of his acts of kindness and charity must re- 
main untold, for no one person knows them. Modest and unassum- 
ing, he was of those who obey literally the Sermon in the Mount 
and let not the lefl hand know what the right hand doeth. 

On July 20, 1887, the house at Mayfield was radiant with friends 
and relatives who thronged thither at the sound of the golden wed- 
ding beUs. Thirteen years later the funeral bells tolled, and they 
came to look for the last time on the face of Mrs. May. In 1902, 
Mr. May abandoned the home where he had lived so many happy 
and useful years; and on the 25th day of May, 1903, he quietly 
passed into the unknown, "in a full age, like as a shock of com 
Cometh in in its season." 


Commnnicated bj Louis Y. Schbbmbrhorn, C. E., of Philadelphia, Penn. 

The following records are from a Bible, printed in London in 
1722, in the possession of the contributor. They relate to the 
family, and descendants, of Isriel* Hearsey [or Israel Hersey] 
(John,* William,* William* of Hingham), who was bom in Hing- 
ham, Mass., in April, 1702, and who subsequently resided in 
Milton, Mass. William* Hearsey, a son of Isriel* by his second 
wife, lived for a time in Charlestown, Mass., and it is family tra- 
dition that he took part in the ** Boston Tea Party." 

116 Hearsey Bible Records. [April, 

The contributor would be glad to place the Bible with its records, 
without recompense, in the hands of some male descendant of the 
family, upon the establishing of the right to it. 

[On the front fly leaf of the Bible is the following] 

-{ William Hearsay 1795 } 
1793 Feb 21 Elizabeth Sergent Died 1793 

1808 January 29 Tabitha Hearsey Died H?? 

[The following is written in pencil] 

Great Revolution in the Christian world will take 
place about 1830 

1725 Dec' 1 John Hearsey Father to Isriel Hearsey Died 

1727 March 20 Isriel Hersey Mar^, Died March 4 1775 

1728 April 20 John Hearsey Born & Died July 8 1767 

1729 Nov' 4 Joseph Hearsey Born, Died Aug^ 12 1730 

1732 AprU 30 Joseph Hearsey 2^ Born, Died Jany 27 1733 

1733 Nov' 27 Abigal Hearsey Born, Mar** Dec' 27 1759 

[In pencU] Died 9^ May 1791 

1735 March 12 James Hearsey Bom 

1739 March 10 Elizabeth Hearsey Bom 

1739 March 21 Abigal Hearsey Wife to Isriel Died 

1740 Nov' 13 Isriel Hearsey & Tabitha his Wife Mar*» 

1741 Oct' 24 Will"* Hearsey Born died July 9"» 1830 
1743 Nov' 5 Elias Hearsey Born 

1745 March 10 Esther Hearsey Bom 

1746 Dec' 17 Susanah Hearsey Born 

1748 Sep' 3 Samuel Parkman Hearsey Born 

1750 March 16 Dorcas Hearsey Bom, Died June 19 1753 

1751 Dec' 22 Hannah Hearsey Bora— Died July 1762 

1756 Jany 29 John Hearsey Mar** 

1759 Dec' 27 Abigal Hearsey Mar^ 

1761 Sep 10 Elizabeth Hearsey Mar^ 

1762 Nov' 10 WilP Hearsey Mar^ 

1765 Esther Hearsey Mar^ 

1766 April 19 Susanah Hearsey Mar** 

The above is the Descendants of M' Isriel Hearsey 

1764 March 19^ William Hearsey Jun' Born 

1765 May 27. John Hearsey Bom 

1766 Nov™ 3. Samuel Hearsey Bom 

1768 June 3. Edward Hearsey Bom 

1769 Nov' 8 Elias Hearsey Born 

1770 Feb* 3. Elias Hearsey Died being Saturday 

1771 April 3. Mary Hearsey Bom being monday morning 

1772 Dec', 3 James Hearsey Bom— died first August 1819 
1769 July 14 Patte Thompson Bom 

1775 Feby 13 Hannah Hearsey Born 

1775 March 4 Isriel Hearsey Died 

1776 Jan^ 31 Hannah Hearsey Died 

1904.] Descendants of Clement Topliff. 117 

1777 february 20 Betse Hearsey Bom 

1774 Will"* Hearsey jun' had Small Pox 

1776 John Hearsey .... had Small Pox 

1777 Edward, Mary, & James Hearsey had Small Pox 

1778 Betse Hearsey had Small Pox 
1 780 february 29 Abigal Hearsey Bom 

1783 January 31 Elias Hearsey 2^ Bom 

1784 May 18 Mary Hearsey died : June 17 Betse died 
1786 August 12 Pegge Hitchem Hearsey Born 

1791 Sept [Obliterated record] 

1792 August 26 Nabby, Elias & Peggey Hearsey had the Small Pox 
1810 february 23 Cap t John Hearsey Died 

1820 Oct' 3 W°» Hearsey Jun' died 

1786 April 6 Will"" Hearsey the 3 Born 

1788 April 26 Polly Hearsey Bom 

1790 Patty Russell Hearsey Bom 26 January 

1792 febraary 4 Salley Hearsey Born 

1793 Dec' 26 Sam^ Hearsey Died on his Passage from Baltimore to 

Portugal With Capt Grazier 

1794 Oct' 25 Peggey Hitch Hearsey died 
1803 Oct' 20 Elias Hearsey died 

1808 April 10 Abigal Hearsey Marr^ to Life Holden* 

Martha Hearsey married to Stephen Child 

1816 July 4"» Martha R. Child Died 

1817 August 2** John F Hearsey Married to Sarah Barry 

Mary Hearsey Married to James ChUd 
1820 Oct' 2 W" Hearsey Jun' Died 

1822 Nov 91^ Mrs Martha Hearsey died 
1830 July 9 William Hearsey her husbaud died 


By George Francis Topliff, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

The Dorchester Town Records spell the name, which has survived 
as Topliff, in twelve different ways, ranging from Tapley and Top- 
ley to Taplife and Topliffc. There is known to have been a family 
of Topliff and also of Topcliffe in England, but thus far all attempts 
to connect the American family with either have been unavailing. 

The family at present is not a large one, and is almost entirely 
confined to descendants of the Connecticut branch. That part which 
stayed in and near Boston has now so dwindled that there is but one 
male heir. 

It can be said with little hesitation that those bearing the name of 
Topliff in this country are all descendants of Clement of Dorchester. 

* Mrs. Louis Y. Schermerhom is their granddaughter. 

118 Descendants of Clement Topliff. [April, 

1. Clement* Topliff was born Nov. 17, 1603, probably in England, 
though his birthplace still remains unknown. The date of his marriage, 
the surname of his wife Sarah, and the exact date of his arrival in Dor- 
chester have not been ascertained, but it is supposed that he came over with 
John Mather in the "Second Emigration," 1635-7. 

His farm was near what is now Columbia Road, Dorchester. The new 

street called ToplifF was laid out through the original grant a few years ago. 

His daughter Obedience married David Copp of Boston, from whom 

Copp's Hill was named. The stone to two of their children is one of the 

earliest in the burial ground on that hill. 

Clement Topliff was admitted into the First Church of Dorchester, 4 : 
12 : 1639; he was made freeman May 13, 1640, and was a herdsman in 
1653. He was one of the signers of the Thompson's Island agreement, 7 : 
12: 1641. 

He died Dec. 24, 1672^ in Dorchester, and was buried in the cemetery 
at the comer of the present Stoughton Street and Columbia Road. His 
will, dated Jan. 26, 1666, was probated Jan. 31, 1672. Sarah, his widow, 
died July 29, 1693, aged 88, and was buried near her husband. The grave- 
stones of both husband and wife are in an excellent state of preservation. 

Children : 

i. Jonathan,* b. Apr., 1637 ; probably d. early. 

ii. ' Sarah, b. May, 1639 ; m. May 11, 1669, David Jones ; d. Oct. 18, 1683. 
iiL Obedience, b. Oct., 1642 ; m. Feb. 20, 1659, David Copp ; d. May 30. 

2. iv. Samuel, b. May 7, 1646. 

V. Patience, b. July, 1644 ; m. Mar. 27, 1667, Nathaniel Homes ; d. Mar. 
11, 1696. 

2. Samuel' Topliff {Clement^) was bom in Dorchester, May 7, 1646. 

He married, about 1 670, Patience, whose surname was probably Tres- 
cott, since the birth-dates of Patience Jrescott and that of Patience 
Topliff coincide. 

Samuel Topliff was prominent in both town and church affairs. 
He was Constable, Rater, Selectman, and Town Clerk, and was 
Elder and Presiding Elder of the church. He held the latter office 
for twenty-one years. A contemporary describes him as " a man of 
piety, parts and worth." He died Oct. 12, 1722. 

Children : 

i. Mehttable,^ b. Aug. 15, 1673 : probably d. early. 

ii. Samuel, b. Aug. 19, 1675 ; d. Aug. 30, 1694, without issue. 

ili. Patience, b. Jan. 24, 1677; m. Nov. 26, 1701, Nathaniel Craft of Rox- 

bury; d. Mar. 20, 1720. 
iv. Thankful, b. Feb. 22, 1679; m. Apr. 9, 1702, Jabez Searle; d. May 

1, 1747. 
V. Jonathan, b. Sept. 23, 1682; d. Sept. 8, 1700. 
vi. Waitstill, b. Nov. 6, 1684; m. Samuel Henshaw; d. May 17, 1737. 

3. vii. Joseph, b. Apr. 10, 1687. 

4. vlii. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 14, 1689-90. 

5. ix. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 7, 1692. 

6. X. Samuel, b. May 30, 1695. 

xl. Sarah, b. Nov. 4, 1698; m. Apr. 5, 1722, John Trescott; d. Apr. 17, 
1784, in Lebanon, Conn. 

3. Joseph' Topliff (Samuel,^ Clement^) was bom in Dorchester, Apr. 

10, 1687. He married first, in 1710, Sarah ; and second, 

1904.] Descendants of Clement Topliff. 119 

Apr. 13, 1746, Elizabeth Daniels. He removed to Stoughton, be- 
tween 1725 and 1727, and there was made Town Treasurer, and a 
Deacon of the Church. In 1741 he owned one of the eleven mills 
then in operation in the town. In 1725 he bought one hundred and 
• eight acres from the Indians. This land was in that part of Stough- 
ton which was afterwards set off as the town of Canton, and lay on 
both sides of the turnpike, south of Redman Farm. He died Jan. 
13, 1749. 
Children : 

i. Samuel,* b. Nov. 12, 1712; probably d. early. 

ii. Amariah, b. Mar. 14, 1716-17 ; d. May, 1755, unmarried. 

4. Ebenezer* Topliff {Samuel,^ ClemerU^) was boni in Dorchester, 

Feb. 14, 1689-90. He married first, Jan. 22, 1712-3, Sarah With- 

ington ; and second, in 1713 or 1714, Mary . He died Feb. 

5, 1721-2. 
Children : 

1. Jonathan,* b. July 14, 1716 ; d. May 28, 1720. 

7. 11. Ebbnezer, b. Sept. 16, 1719. 

5. Nathaniel* Topliff (Samuel,^ Clement^) was bom in Dorchester, 

Sept. 7, 1692. He married. May 23, 1723, Hannah Blake. He, 
like his elder brother, was a deacon of the church. He died in Dor- 
chester, Dec 15, 1751. 

8. 1. Samuel,* b. May 24, 1728. 

6. Samuel' Topliff (Samuel,^ Clement^) was bom in Dorchester, May 

30, 1695. He married, Feb. 8, 1715, Hannah Trescott. In 1729 
he moved to Milton, Mass., but about 1734 or 5 he moved again, to 
Lebanon, Conn. Again, about 1740, he moved to Wilmington, Conn., 
where he died Nov. 1, 1754. His gravestone is still well preserved. 
Samuel Topliff founded the Connecticut branch of the family, and 
is the ancestor of nearly ^U who bear the name in the United States. 
Children : 

J. Mercy,* b. Feb. 11, 1716, in Dorchester; d. Apr. 9, 1717. 

ii. Mary, b. Nov. 2, 1718; m. May 16, 1728, Samuel Leeds, 

iii. Hannah, b. 1721 ; d. Sept. 28, 1728. 

iv. Margaret, b. Nov. 19, 1723 ; d. Oct. 28, 1740. 

9. v. Clkment, b. Sept. 9, 1726. 

10. vi. Calvin, b. Aag. 24, 1729, in Milton, Mass. 

vii. Jkrome, b. Feb. 6. 1731-2; d. 1757, probably unmarried, 
viii. Luther, b. Nov. 16, 1734, still-bom. 

11. ix. Luther, b. Apr. 15, 1737, In Lebanon, Conn. 

7. Ebenezer* Topliff [Ebenezer^^ Samuel,'^ Clement^) was bom in Dor- 

chester, Sept. 16, 1719. He married first, May 29, 1744, Priscilla 
Foster; and second, Mar. 6, 1779, Mrs. Abigail (Crane) Shaller. 
She was the widow "of William Shaller, the great rattle-snake killer." 
She died June 28, 1830, aged 100 years, 10 months, and 1 day. " To 
her home on the centennial anniversary of her birth came the Rev** 
Samuel Giles of Milton to celebrate the occurrence with appropriate 
exhortation and prayer." Ebenezer Topliff was in the Dorchester 
Company, under Capt. Robert Oliver, in 1743, on duty at Castle 

120 Descendants of Clement Topliff. [April, 

William, now Fort Independence. He lived in Weymouth in 1745, 
in Boston from 1748 to 1762, in Milton about 1776, and in Stough- 
ton in 1779. He brought the first chair or <' chaise " into Stoughton. 
He died Sept. 24, 1795. 
Children : 

i. Mary,* b. May 28, 1746; d. early, in Weymouth. 

il. Jambs, b. Mar. 12, 1748-9; d. early, In Boston. 

iii. Anna, b. Oct. 6, 1751. 

Iv. Foster, b. Sept. 23, 1753; d. 1754. 

y. Ebenezer, b. Apr. 6, 1755. 

vi. Foster, b. Jan. 28, 1761. 

vil. Samuel, b. May 7, 1758 ; m. Sept. 27, 1781, Mlndwell Bird of Stough- 
ton. Captain Topliff was murdered at sea, Aug. 6, 1811, by his 
mutinous crew. His son Samuel Topliff, of Boston, was the pro- 
prietor of the Merchants News Room, a member of the Common 
Council for many years, and an alderman. 

vili. Abigail, b. Nov. 4, 1762. 

8. SABfUEL* Topliff {Nathaniel,* Samuel,^ Clement^) was bom in Dor- 

chester, May 24, 1728. He was a deacon. He married, Dec. 26, 
1754, in Dorchester, Mary Hall. He died Sept. 18, 1807. 
Children : 

i. Hannah,* b. Sept. 24, 1755; m. Oct. 3, 1777, Thomas Bird; d. June 

28, 1815. 
11. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 4, 1757; d. Dec. 8, 1819. 
ill. Samuel, b. Sept. 5, 1760; d. Oct. 23, 1761. 
iv. Mary, b. June 11, 1762; d. Jan. 10, 1795. 
V. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 20, 1767; m. Nov. 29, 1787, David Pratt; d. Jan. 

10, 1810. 
vi. Sarah, b. Sept. 29, 1768 ; d. Dec. 10, 1769. 
vil. Samuel, b. Sept. 19, 1770; d. Sept, 6, 1845. 
vili. Richard, b. Apr. 8, 1772 ; d. Apr. 80, 1778. 

9. Clement* Topliff (Samuel* Samtiel,^ Clement^) was born Sept 9, 

1726, in Dorchester, Mass. He married, Feb. 23, 1751, Ruth Mer- 
rick of Wilmington, Conn. He died Sept. 18, 1780. 
Children : 

i. Samuel,* b. Nov. 17, 1752 ; d. Sept. 6, 1778. 

II. John, b. Mar. 28, 1755; d. May 26, 1831. 

Hi. Jerome, b. Mar. 22, 1758; In service at the siege of Boston; d. Oct. 

14, 1775, In Dorchester, and was burled there, 
iv. Clement, b. Mar. 27, 1760; d. unmarried, Sept. 18, 1808. 
V. Stephen, b. May 5, 1762 ; d. probably unmarried, May 29, 1788. 
vl. Margaret, b. Aug. 6, 1764. 

vil. Abigail, b. Aug. 17, 1766; m. J. A. Rathbone; d. June 16, 1795. 
vlll. Cyrus, b. June 16, 1768 ; d. Nov. 3, 1823. 
Ix. Ruth, b. May 30, 1772; d. Sept. 1, 1776. 

10. Calvin* Topliff (Samuel* Samuel,^ Clement^) was bom Aug. 24, 
1729, in Milton, Mass. He married twice ; first, Jan. 9, 1758, Jerusha 
Bicknell of Mansfield, Conn.; and second, in 1792, Ruth Webber. 
He died Dec. 23, 1809. 
Children : 

i. Calvin,* b. Nov. 28, 1758; d. 1835. 

II. James, b. Jan. 6, 1760; d. Mar. 19, 1846, In Brldgewater, Vt. 

ill. Deborah, b. 1761 ; m. Simeon Tubbs of Morrlsvllle, N. Y. 

iv. Hannah, b. about 1762 ; m. Thomas Farewell of Mansfield, Conn'. 

V. jBRoms, b. Feb. 2, 1767 ; d. Feb. 7, 1842. 

1904.] Church Records of Hawke, N.H. 121 

vi. Samubl, b. June 26, 1770; d. Aag. 4, 1839. 

Tii. LuTHKR, b. Mar. 22, 1772. 

Yiii. Gordon, b. 1778; d. Apr. 2, 1848. 

ix. EuzABBTH, m. Stephen Durham of Coventry, Conn. 

X. Martha, m. -^— Slafter. 

xi. Jerusha, m. Jacob Durham of Mansfield, Conn. 

xii. Moses, d. 1822. 

xill. Ltjcinda, m. Seth Gnlnney. 

xiv. Clarissa, m. James Royce of Mansfield, Conn. 

XV. Horatio, b. Aag. 81, 1786; d. Apr. 16, 1861. 

xvl. Deborah, b. 1787; d. Nov. 16, 1860. 

11. Luther* ToPLiFP {Samttel,^ Samuel,^ Clement^) was born Apr. 15, 
1 737, in Lebanon, Conn. He married Elizabeth , and settled 

in Wilmington, Conn., where all his children were bom. 
Children : 

i. LUTHKR,» b. Feb. 16, 1766 ; d. Oct. 28, 1766. 

11. Hannah, b. Apr. 28, 1767. 

iSi. Phcebe, b. Feb. 9, 1760. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 28, 1762. 

V. Timothy, b. Sept. 16, 1764; enlisted In the Revolution, Oct. 22, 

1779, and was credited to the tovm of Gageboro', now Windsor, 

vi. Baohel, b. June 27, 1767. 


Communicated by David Webster Hott, A.M., of Providence, R. I. 
[Concluded from page 47.] 


Issachar Ring of Salisbury & Esther Barnard of Hawke July 14 by Pub- 

Henry Tucker & Mary Robinson of Deerfield Ocf 20 by Publishment. 

Abraham Hook & Rachel Elkins of Hawke Nov' 22 by Publishment. 

Ebenezer Tucker jun' of Hampton Falls & Mary Selley of Hawke Dec*" 22 
by Publishment. 

Isaac Clifford of Romney and Ruth Young of Hawke Dec' 29 by Publish- 


Jeremiah Quimby & Mary Hooke of Hawke January 4 by Publishment. 

Gideon Sleeper & Elisabeth Hoit of Poplin Feb^ 28 by Licence. 

Stephen Eastman & Miriam Quimby of Hampstead March 1*' by Publishm*. 

Jabez Smith of Brintwood and Martha Hook of Hawke Nov' 16 by Pub- 

Benjamin Sleeper of Sandown & Judith Clough of Hawke Nov' 22 by 

Francis Chase of Newtown and Sarah Hubburd] of Kingston Nov' 23 by 

Sam' Eastman & Mary Blake of Hawke Nov' 23 per Pub. 

Sam* Bean & Dorothy Wells of Sandown Dec' 12 by Publishm*. 

122 Church Records of Hawhe^ N. H. [April, 

Henry French of Hawke & Judith Sanbom of Kingston De<f 21 by Pub- 

Benj» Goodwin & Lydia Worth of Hawke Dec' 21 by Publishm*. 

David Sleeper & Mary Thurston of Poplin Jan^^ the 11*^ by Licence. 
Henry Hunt & Elisabeth Sever of Kingston March 22 by Publishm^ 
Stephen Badger & Dolly Webster of Kingston April 5"» by Publishm*. 
Thomas Follinsby of Sandown & Martha Collins of Hawke April 19 by 

John Challis & Dolly Sleeper of Kingston April 26 by Pub*. 
Enoch Badger & Mary Shaw of Haverhill July 1 2 by Licence. 
Henry Plummer of Hampstead & Joanna Jones of Hawke Sep' 27 by 

Cutting Stevens & Anna Green of Kingston Oct' 8*** by Publishm*. 
Nehemiah Sleeper & Affia Morrill of Hawke Dec' 6*** by Publishment. 
John Jones & Abigail Barnard of Hawke Dec' 6*** by Publishment. 


John Sanbom of Kingston & Elizabeth Hook of Hawk Jan^ 16 by Pub- 
Lowell Sanbom & Rebekah Judkins of Brentwood July 22 by Publishm*. 
Benj» Bean & Sarah Eastman of Brentwood Sep' 15 by Publishment. 
Thomas Challis & Molly French of Hawke Nov' 5 by Publishment. 
Abel Hosmer & Lucy Lee of Concord Nov. 10*** by Licence. 
Nathan Jones of Hawke & Mary Collins of Kingston Nov' 21 by Publishm*. 
Moses Selley of Chester & Elizabeth Thorn of Kingston Dec' 5th by Pub*. 


Daniel Whittier & Molly Quimby of Kingston Jan^ 1** by Licence. 
Henry Blasdel of Kingston & Sarah Dolloffe of Hawke March 4*** by 

John Sleeper & Judith Badger of Kingston April 2** by Publishm*. 
Richard Moody & Dorothy Smith of Poplin April 1 6"» by Publishment. 
Timothy Simonds of Concord & Love Ladd of Sandown June 1" by Pub- 
Jacob Ordway of Kingston & Mary Tilton of Hawke June 3** by Publishm*. 
Jonathan Fyfield & Dorcas Pierson of Kingston June 4"* by Licence. 
David Kimbal & Abigail Hutchins of Poplin June 8"* by Publishment. 
Abraham Darling & Mary Russel of Hawke June 30"* by Publishment. 
Benjamin Eaton of Newbury & Hannah Pearson of Kingston July 23 by 

Caleb Seever of Kingston & Patience Johnson of Plastow August 6*** by 

Benjamin Sanbom & Hannah Thorn of Kingston August 25 by Publishm*. 
Jonathan Woodman- of Kingston & Mary Elkins of Hawke August 27 by 

Jonathan Coffin & Jane Brown of Poplin Sep' 17 by Publishm*. 
Simon Flanders of Hawke & Hannah Levit of Epping Sep' 29*** by Pub- 

Zebedee Ring & Hannah Easterbrook of Salisbury Oct' 15"* by Licence. 
Levi Merrill of Poplin & Hannah Bean of Raymond Oct' 20^ by Publishm*. 
Jacob Wells of Sandown & Jemima Williams of Hawke Oct' 22 by Pub- 


1904.] Church Records of Hawkey N. H. 123 

Jacob Clifford of Candia ife Abigail Tandy of Kingston Jan^ V^ by Pab. 
Francis Coummo of Haverhill & Judith Davies of Kingston Jan^ 21*^ by 

Mardin £merson of Wear &. Nanny Carr of Kingston Feb^ 3** by Licence 
Benoni Gordon of Poplin & Molly Gorden of Brentwood March 25 by 

Nathanael Clark & Miriam Weed of Hawke June 3 by Licence 
Thomas Merrill and Mary Gilman of Kingston June 30"* by Pub. 
Eliphalet Daniels & Sarah Derew of Portsmouth July 1*^ by Licence 
Peter Fiiield & Sarah French of Kingston July 5 by Licence. 
Challis Sargent of Kingston & Jane Buswell of Hawke Oct' 18 by Pub- 

John Eastman of Kingston & Joanna French of Hawke Feb^ 17 by Licence 
Jonathan Hoit of Poplin & Elizabeth Currier of Kingston March 2*^ by 

Moses Brown & Mary Hobbs of Poplin March 15*^ by Licence 
Sanborn Sleeper & Docas Graves of Brentwood April 28 by Licence 
Abel Elkins of Hawke & Sarah Brown of Poplin June 8"* by Publishm*. 
Jeremiah Webster & Anna Sleeper of Kingston June 9^ by Publishment 
Timothy Wells and Sarah Williams of Sandown July 14 by Publishment 
Benjamin Webster Selloway and Mary Severance of Kingston Sep' 1 by 

William Patten & Mehitabel Colcord of Kingston Sep' 29 by Publishment 
John Tucker & Sarah Sanborn of Sandown October 13"* by Publishm^ 
Isaac Clifford & Allice Follinsby of Hawke Nov' 24 by Publishment. 
Dyer Hook Jun' of Hawke & Sarah Sleeper of Kingston Dec' 1 by Pub- 
Ephraim Abbit & Phebe Goss of Poplin married Dec' 13 by Publishment 

Joseph Gliden of Raymond & Elisabeth McClinin of Chester Jan^ 26 by 

Nathanael Chase & Peggy Dudley of Brentwood March 21 by Pub. 
Winthrop Smith & MoUy Morrill of Brentwood June G*** by Licence 
Orlando Colbey of Sandown & Judith Quimby of Hampton Falls July 25 

by Publishment 
Daniel Tuxbury of Amesbury & Hannah Colbey of Kingston August 31 

by Pub. 
Jeremiah Davis & Don thy Hadlock of Poplin Sep' 11 by Publishm* 
Aaron Colbey of Amsbury <& Abigail Greenfield of Kingston Oct' 24^** by 

Samuel Bean of Candia & Hannah Eastman of Kingston Nov' 14 by Pub* 
Jonathan Pollard &, Sarah Webster of Kingston Nov' 16 by Pub' 
Samuel Davis & Mary Pressy of Kingston November 30*^ by Pub. 

Nathanael Robinson of Brentwood & Miriam Tucker of Poplin Jan^ 23 

by Pub. 
Jethro Smith of Massabeseck & Sarah Gilman of Poplin Jan^ 29 by Pub. 
Josiah Batchelder of Raymond & Eleanor Davis of Kingston Feb^ 20^ by 


124 Church Records of Hatokey ^. H. [April, 

Enoch Gorden & Mehitabel Ladd of Brentwood April 22 by Pub. 

Henry JudkinE of Kingston & Mary French of Hawke April 25 by Pub. 

Ebenezer Poor of Raymond & Sarah Brown of Poplin May 1* by Publish- 

Jesse Chase of Haverhill & Charity Fowler of Kingston May 2 by Pub- 

John Holland of Brentwood & Susanna Darling of Hawke May 21*' by 

Thomas Procter of Kingston & Fanny Kimbal of Bradford May 21*' by 

Robert Fowler of Hampton Falls & Mary Lowell of Hawke July 4*** 

Richard Collins of Gofsestown <& Sarah Bus well of Hawke July 25 ' 

Gideon Webster & Sarah Carter both of Kingston August 1"* 

Abner Hunt & Mary Hunt of Kingston August 15"* 

Hezekiah Foster of Salisbury & Abigail Pearson of Kingston August 22 

Moses Martin & Miriam Carter of Kingston September 2*^ 

Stephen Clifford & Sarah Quimby of Kingston Dec*^ 10 

Joseph Clifford Sanborn & Miriam Batchelder Feb. 26 
Elisha Smith & Catharine Quimby of Exeter March 13 
Jacob Smith <& Mary Gilmon of Kingston April 21 
William Connerly of Kingston & Hannah Pressey of Brintwood May 15 
Abel Webster of Plymoth & Jemima Eastman of Kingston June 4 
Nehemiah Davis of Poplin & Betty Merston of Brentwood August 7 
Parker Tandy & Mary Thorn of Kingston Sep*^ 15 
David Tilton & Unice Quimby of Hawke Dec^ 16 
Jonathan Bachelder & Hannah Kimbal of Raymond Dec' 18 
Simeon Hoyt & Miriam Morrill of Hawke Dec^ 23. 
Aaron Center of Derry & Mariah March of Hampstead Dec' 25' 
Edmund Sanborn of Hampton & Sarah French of Kingston Dec' 31 

John Davis & Katharine Severans of Kingston January 1 
James Thorn & Abigail Sanborn of Kingston, Jan^ 19 
Israel Dimond & Abigail Eastman of Hawk Jan^ 27 
John Leavitt of Poplin & Loruhamah Bean of Brentwood Feb^ 2 
Samuel Huntoon of Unity & Elizabeth Present of Brentwood Feb^ 24"* 
John Quimby & Mary Cheany of Brintwood March 1 1^ 
James Eaton & Jemima George of Sandown April 22 
Henry Page of Sandown & Sarah Page of Hawke May 21* 
Joseph Chase Smith of Brintwood & Elisabeth Gilman of Kingston 

June 8"» 
Daniel Blasdel of Georgetown & Anna Fellows of Kingston Oct' 22 
Enoch Brown <& Abigail Steward of Poplin December 3 

John Dudley of Brentwood & Abigail Dudley of Hawke March 4"* 
Stephen Flanders of Plastow & Sarah Rmg of Hawke March 11 
Henry Morrill & Anna Colbey of Hawke March 18 
Silas Cammet of Candia & Martha Smith of Brentwood June 1 7^ 
Enoch Dsgood of Epping & Molly Fogg of Raymond June 19*'* 
Rev^ Nathaniel Webster of Biddeford & Judith Brown of Poplin Sep' !•* 

1904.] The Brooks Family of Woburn. 125 

Beaben Whittier & Betty Morrill of Raymond Sep' l** 
Jethro Colbey & Nanny Bradley both of Chester Sep*^ 21 
Joseph Herriman of Plastow & Judith Flanders of Hawke Sep' 21 
Benjamin Been & Mary Sleeper of Brentwood Sep' 29"* 
Nathan Bean of Candia & Hannah Buswell of Hawke Nov' 9^ 
William Gregg of Derry & Elisabeth Abbott of Kingston Nov' 23 
Philip Nelson of Perrystown & Hannah Quimby of Hawke Nov' 30 
Benj* Pettengill of Salisbury & Lydia Sleeper of Brintwood Decern' 9 

Israel Hook & Dorothy Griffin January 12'^ 
Joseph Elkins & Hannah Webster January 18^ 
Daniel Grendel of Savilla & Elisabeth Tandy of Kingston Feb^ 20. 
Peter Sweat of Hawke & Molly Wadleigh of Kingston June 12"* 
Moses Emerson & Abigail Jones August 21 
Henry Judkins & Mary Barnard Nov' 9*^ 
Alpheus Pherin & Margaret Currier of Sandown December 8"* 
Rev^ Elihu Thayer & Hannah Calfe of Kingston December 28"» 

Jonathan Severance & Mehitabel Brown of Kingston January 18"* 
Mark Emerson & Molly Hutchings May 16 
Benjamin Sleeper & Ruth Bean of Brentwood May 17 
George Griffin & Esther Ring of Chester IVIay 31 
Nathan Brown & Sarah Bean of Poplin June 28 
Samuel Stewart & Hannah Brown of Poplin June 28 
Benjamin True & Nabby Sanborn of Hawke July 1 8 
Levi Bean of Candia & Elisabeth Buswell of Hawke August 9"* 
Job Kineston of Exeter & Elisabeth Hobbs of Brintwood Sep' 2^ 
Isaac Peaslee of Perrystown & Mary Collins of Hawke Oct' 15"* 
Thomas Sherwell & Judith Plummer of Hampstead Oct' 16^^ 
John Colbey & Betty Clough of Sandown Oct' 30"* 


By William R. Cutteb and Abthur G. Lobino, Esqrs., of Woburn. 
[Concluded from page 54.] 

8. Ebenezer* Brooks (John,^ Henry^), born Dec. 9, 1666, married 
Martha Wilder, June 14, 1687. He was a soldier in Phips's Ex- 
pedition to Quebec in 1690, and on Nov. 3, 1711, he and his wife, 
Martha, conveyed their homestead in Woburn to John Buck. At 
a selectmen's meeting in Woburn, on Dec. 12, 1690, an account 
was made, in which " The wife of Ebenezer Brooks received, when 
her husband was gone to Canada, by Samuel Blogget, Senior, . . . 
00. 02. 06." In 1738, Jonathan Brooks, of Woburn, claimed, in 
right of his uncle Ebenezer Brooks, the uncle's share in the lands 
granted to soldiers in the Canada Expedition of 1690, by the General 
Court of Massachusetts. Ebenezer Brooks's rates were forgiven on 

126 The Brooks Family of Woburn. [April, 

March 2, 1695-6 (Wobam Town Records, vol. 4, p. 64). In Nov. 
1696, his rate was erased per order, because of his extreme poverty. 
^Ihid., 80. 

On Sept. 22, 1716, Ebenezer Brooks and Martha, his wife, were 
received into full communion, at the church in Killinglj, Conn., 
and on Sept. 2, 1716, Ebenezer, Jabez, Eleazer, Martha, Eunice 
and Priscilla, children of Ebenezer Brooks, were baptized there 
{Killingly Church Records^ " Putnam's Historical Magazine," v. 3, 
p. 225 ; V. 4, p. 27). 

Children : 

I. Eunice/ b. Mar. 18, 1688 ; d. Feb. 4, 1698. 

il. John, b. Mar. 22, 1690. 

iii. Ebbnkzek, b. Aag. 8, 1691 ; of KilllDgly, Ct., per deed in 1731. 

Iv. Jabkz, b. Jan. 7, 1693. 

V. Eliezbr, b. July 13, 1694. 

vl. Martha, b. Mar. 24, 1697. 

vii. Eunice, b. Feb. 14, 1700. 

viii. Pkisciula, b. 17, 1701. 

9. Jabez* Brooks {John,^ ffenry^), born July 17, 1673, married first, 
Dec. 18, 1694, Rachel, daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Leven) 
Buck. She died Feb. 23, 1698, aged 22; and he married second, 
June 7, 1698, Hephzibah, daughter of Richard and Frances (Perri- 
man-Amsden) Cutter, of Cambridge. She died Jan. 1, 1745-6, 
aged 75 ; and he died in Woburn, Jan. 30, 1746-7, aged 74 (grave- 
stones). Jabez Brooks, of Woburn, husbandman, "in consideration 
of love, good will, and affection .... towards my loving wife, 
Hepsibeth Brooks,'' conveys certain household articles and wearing 
apparel, one large Bible, one silver spoon, a large cupboard, and 
all " my linen," and a bond due to her from " my son," Ebenezer 
Brooks . . , Jan. 16, 1739-40. On the same date, Jabez Brooks, 
in a similar conveyance, mentions his sons, Nathaniel Brooks, hus- 
bandman, Samuel Brooks, husbandman, John Brooks and Eben- 
ezer Brooks, housewrights, and Benjamin Brooks, husbandman, all 
of Woburn, to whom he conveys his right in a ** way leading from 
the country road between my house and Mr, Belknap's house to 
the Richardsons' Row, to lie for an open road," etc. llie originals 
of these deeds, with many other papers of this family, are deposited 
in the Wyman Collection in the Woburn Public Library. 

Child by first wife : 
i. RACUEL,<b. Nov. 29, 1696; m. Joseph Wright, Nov. 19, 1729; d. 

June 21, 1750, a. 55. (See Wright family, in Register, xxxvli., 78.) 
Children by second wife : 
ii. Jabez, b. May 13, 1700; apparently went to CoDnecticnt. 
iii. Hepuzibau, b. Nov. 18, 1701; m. John Cutter, Dec. 26, 1734; d. 

about 1777, aged 76, according to widow of Henry Gardner, her 

granddaughter (*' Hist. Cutter Family," pp. 91, 266). 
^ 16. iv. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 17, 1703. 

V. Deborah, b. 1705 ; m. Jacob Wright, Sept 20, 1733 ; d. Feb. 6, 1781, 

aged 75. (See Register, xxxvii., 82.) 
vi. Samuel, b. Apr. 18, 1707; of Woburn, per bonds of 1732 and 1741. 

17. vll. John, b. Jan. 14, 1708-9. 

18. viii. Jonathan, b. Aug. 27, 1710. 

19. ix. £benbzer, b. June 1, 1712. 

X. Sarah, b. Dec. 25, 1714; m. Thomas Richardson, Oct. 18, 1742; d. 
June 12, 1784, a. 69. {Bichardaon Mem., p. 222.) 

20. xi. Benjamin, b. Apr. 14, 1717. 

1904.] The Brooks Family of Wohurn. 127 

10. Timothy* Brooks {Timothy,^ Henry^) married Hannah Bdwen, Nov. 

10, 1685. A receipt of John Brooks, of Swansea, as attorney for 
Timothy and Hannah, his wife, of " Cohanzo," in the County of 
Salem, in the Province of West Jersey, dated Mar. 10, 1711-12, 
is recorded in vol. iii., p. 76, of Bristol County, Mass., Wills. 
Children (per hirths in Swansea printed records) : 

i. TniOTHT,* b. Apr. 23, 1687. 
11. SsTH, b. Jan. 19, 1688. 

Probably others, born elsewhere.* 

11. John* Brooks {Timothy,^ Henry^), The will of John Brooks of 

Swansea, dated Apr. 9, 1713, probated Dec 20, 1714 (Bristol Co. 
Wills, vol. iii., p. 212) mentions his elder brother, Timothy Brooks, 
of West Jersey, and his brother, Josiah Brooks, of the same location. 

12. Isaac' Brooks (Isaacy^ ffenry^), bom in Wobum, Aug. 13, 1669, 

married Hannah, daughter of William and Ann (Putnam) Trask, 
of Salem (Register, vol. Iv., pp. 325-326, 385). He was a soldier 
from Wobum, in 1690, in Phips's Expedition to Quebec. It is 
supposed that he was dead by 1702, and all of his children by 1738, 
as his nearest of kin at that time was Jabez* Brooks, a cousin (John,^ 

Himnah Brooks of Wobum, evidently his widow, married Timo- 
thy Wright of Charlestown (the part now Stoneham), May 25, 

In 1738, Jabez Brooks, of Wobum, claimed Isaac* Brooks's share 
of land granted by Massachusetts to the soldiers of the Quebec ex- 
pedition of 1690, *'in right of his kinsman, Isaac Brooks," attested 
by Joseph Reed. 

Children : 

i. Anna,* b. Aug. 10, 1689. 
il. Sarah, b. Nov. 28, 1693. 
iii. William, b. Mar. 1, 1696. 

13. Henry' Brooks (Isaac^ Henry^), bora in Wobum, Oct. 4, 1671, 

married Mary Graves, of Sudbury, Dec. 9, 1692. He was of Sud- 
bury in 1696, per Middlesex County Deeds. Henry Brooks, hus- 
bandman, sold (about 1693) to Jonathan Richardson 80 acres in 
Wobum which were given him by the will of his grandfather, 
Henry Brooks, dated July 18, 1682 (Johnson, ** Wobum Deeds," 
p. 30).t 

• James Brooks, who married Hannah Mulford, may have been the son of Timothy 
and Hannah (Bowen) Brooks ; or of Josiah Brooks, brother of Timothy. They resided 
in Swanzey, but removed to Cohanse^, Salem County, New Jersey, about l7l0, with 
other families from Swanzey. To this family the name of Hopewell, Cumberland 
ConDtj, N. J., near Cohansey, has a si^ificance. It is derived, apparently, from the 
*• Hopewell House** of their ancestor, Dea. John Mousall, in Woburn. 

t Tne supposition is advanced that this Henry Brooks removed to New London, 
Conn., about 1699, and many items in Joshua Hempstead's "Diary,*' published re- 
cently by the New London County Historical Society, would appear to support this 
claim. For example, the age of Henry Brooks, who died in New London, Feb. 17, 
173S-4, in his 64th vear, corresponds with the date of birth of Henry Brooks of Wo- 
bnm. The resemblance in individual names to members of the Wobum stock is ei- 
pecialiy significant of the relationship. 

The following is offered in support of this theory : 

Henry Brooks, who died Feb. 17, 1733-4, in New London, Conn., in his 64th year, 
riea (second ?), May 30, 1704, Eleph, daughter of George Chappell of New London, 

VOL. Lvni. 9 

1 28 The Brooks Family of Wobum. [April, 

i. Mart, b. in Wobnm, Sept. 16, 1693. 

14. Timothy* Brooks (•/bAn,* John\* Henry^), bom Feb. 14, 1700, mar- 

ried first, Jan. 19, 1725, Abigail, daughter of Lieut Seth and Esther 
(Johnson) Wyman. She was bom Feb. 6, 1699, and died Mar. 16, 
1780. He married second, intention dated Mar. 30, 1781, Sarah 
(Evans) Converse, widow of Josiah Converse (Register, L, 351). 
She died Feb. 22, 1789, aged 81 ; and he died Oct. 13, 1786, in his 
88th year. Timothy* Brooks, captain, gent, died intestate and in- 
solvent (a common thing with many prominent citizens after the 
Revolutionary War). He was a quartermaster (cavalry), 1738; 
lieutenant, 1744-1753 ; and a captain, 1746, and following years. 
Children by first wife : 

21. 1. Timothy.* b. Nov. 3, 1726. 

ii. Abigail, b. Oct. 6, 1729; m. (1) John Lewis, Jr., of Lynn, July 26, 
1761 ; m. (2) Samuel Belknap, of Wobum, Dec. 15, 1767. She d. 
Oct. 16, 1761. 

15. Nathan* Brooks (John,^ John^ Henry^), bom Nov. 1, 1706, mar- 

ried first, Sarah, bom Aug. 18, 1706, died Feb. 21, 1747-8, aged 
40y. 6m. 3d., daughter of Jonathan and Hannah (Fowle) Wyman. 
He married second, intention dated Mar. 18, 1749, Elizabeth, bom 
Feb. 3, 1716, in Wobum, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Broughton) 
Fowle. He died Jan. 6, 1751, aged 45. Elizabeth Brooks, widow, 
was appointed guardian of Abigail, about five months old, in 1752. 
In 1761, Jacob Fowle, of Lancaster, appears to have been appointed 
guardian of Abigail Brooks. The will of Elizabeth Brooks, of 
Wobum, dated Dec. 17, 1760, gave to her only child, her daughter, 
Abigail Brooks, " her whole estate," when she arrived at the age of 
21, or was married. Jacob Fowle, the brother of Elizabeth, was ap- 
pointed administrator. He presented her will to the court on Oct. 
6, 1761, which shows that she had died before that time.* For 
particulars regarding the guardianship of the children, see Mid- 
dlesex County Probate Records, file 1852. 
Children by first wife : 

22. i. Nathan,* b. Nov. 6, 1727. 

23. 11. Isaac, b. July 31, 1729. 

ill. Jonathan, b. Aug. 26, 1731 ; d. Dec. 80, 1733. 

Conn., who died Feb. 5, 1751-2, aged about 74 years. 

He had children : 

Mary, m. int. pub., Feb. 17, 1711-12, to Joshua Bradford. 

Miriam, d. May 13, 1713, in New London; dau. of Henry Brooki, living at Jo«« 

Jwitic, biipt, Sejit. 29, 1706, in New London. 

llntit^tah, bapt. Bept. '2^t M^i in New London ; m. May 4, 1722, John Beckwith. 

Kuthj Impt* Sept. 20, 1706, in New London. 

Timothj, bain. Sept. ^, 1706, in New London; m. Nov. 16, 1732, Eliza Culver. 

John^ b»pt. May 1, 17iidr in New London; pub. May 31, 1730, to Sarah Lester. 

Comfbrt, biipii. 'June 4p 1710, ia New London; m. 

EUff, bftpt- Sepi, 28, 1712, in New London; pub. Apr. 22, 1733, to David Culver. 

St^mue], bupt Aug. 29, 17H, m New London; m. Dec. 9, 1735, Mary Calkins. 

JoAiaU, biLpt. July 22, 1716* iii New London; m. Nov. 5, 1738, Bathsheba Fargo. 

M^ry, bapt. Aug. 13, 1721, in New London; m. Feb. 25, 1742, Daniel Chapman, of 

See further, in addition to Hempstead's Diary, ** The Later History of the Firti 
Church of Christ of New London, Conn.," by Rev. S. Leroy Blake, D.D. 

* She is evidently the Elizabeth Brooks who was published to Gershom FUffff, Jan« 
14, 1760. 

1904.] The Brooks Family of Wobum. 129 

iv. John, b. May 6, 1788 ; a housewrlgbt, of Hollis, N. H., per deed In 
1774. Mar. 9, 1752, James Rassell, of Haverhill, was master of 
John Brooks, who asked for the appointment of Isaac Snow, of 
Wobum, as his guardian. For further account of him and his 
descendants, see Hay ward's ''Hist, of Hancock, N. H.," p. 894, 
etc. ; also Worcester's *» Hist, of HolUs, N. H.," p. 368. 

V. Jonathan, b. Feb. 21, 1786 ; of New London, Conn., cabinetmaker, 
per deed in 1782. He m. Mercy Bill, daughter of James Chapman 
of New London, Dec. 8, 1766. Children : 1. Jonathan,* b. Aug. 
29, 1767. 2. Sarah, b. Oct. 9, 1769 ; d. Sept. 80, 1770. 3. Sarah, 
b. July 12. 1771. 4. iVa«Aan, b. Jan. 16, 1774. 5. J^o^n, b.May 21, 
1776; d. at Demerara. 

vi. William, b. Mar. 8, 1787 ; a blacksmith, of Hollis, N. H., per deed 
in 1774. Ebenezer Converse was appointed guardian of Jonathan 
and William, over 14 years, in 1752. For further account of him 
and his descendants, see Hayward's ** Hist, of Hancock, N. H.," 
p. 388, etc.; also Worcester's "Hist, of Hollis, N. H.,"pp. 207, 
. Til. Sarah, b. Mar. 1, 1789-40 ; wife of James French, of Hollis, N. H., 
per deed in 1774. Nathan Richardson was appointed guardian of 
Sarah, Mary and Elizabeth, under 14 years, in 1752. For further 
account, see Worcester's »* Hist, of Hollis, N. H.," p. 875. 

Till. SsTH, b. Apr. 1, 1740; of Acton, house joiner, per deed in 1774. 
24. ix. Zachariah, b. Apr. 20, 1742 ; a tailor, of Wobum, per deed in 1774. 
Isaac Snow was guardian of Seth and Zachariah, under 14 years, 
in 1752. 

X. Mary, b. Mar. 1, 1744. 

xi. Elusabsth, b. in 1746 ; m. Giles Johnson, of Wobum, Oct. 14, 1766. 
He was ** late of Wobum, and residence at a place to the East- 
ward, known by the name of Major Bagaduce,* with Elizabeth, 
his wife," per deed of Feb. 3, 1775. 

xii. Samuel, b. July 16, 1747; aged 5 years in 1762; in 1766. Paul Wy- 
man was appointed his guardian. He m. Aug. 8, 1769, Martha, 
daughter of Zurishaddai and Abigail (Johnson) Pierce. 

Child by second wife : 

xlii. Abigail, b. Sept. 8, 1761 ; m. June 27, 1771, Francis,* Jr., b. Apr. 2, 
1746, d. Sept. 18, 1805, ae. 60, son of Francis^ and Sarah ( Wyman) 
Johnson, of Wobum. She d. Jan. 1, 1835, ee. 84. 

16. Nathaniel* Brooks {Jahez^ John^ Henry^)^ born Aug. 17, 1703, 
married Submit, born in Lexington, June 16, 1708, died in Wobum, 
June 1, 1799, aged 91 years, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth 
Poulter. He died in Mar., 1776. His will, dated Aug. 16, 1772, 
lodged Apr. 23, 1776, proved Mar. 25, 1777, names wife Submit; 
sons Nathianiel, Jonathan, Josiah, Reuben and David ; and daughters 
Submit Wyman and Elizabeth Richardson. The funeral charges 
for Submit Brooks, widow, found with these papers, mentions her 
death as occurring in June, 1799. After her death, Esther Brooks, 
widow of her son Nathaniel,^ petitioned the court that Samuel 
Thompson, Esq., be appointed administrator ; and in an account 
rendered he mentions, under legacies, the following persons : Josiah 
Brooks, David Brooks, Submit Wyman, Moses and Mittie Joues,t 

* Cutine, Maine. 

fMittee Broolcs and Moses Jones, both of Lancaster, were married Apr. 17, 1791 
ILancaater Records, pp. 131, 146). Mittie (otherwise Submit) was the aaughter of 
Josiah,^ son of Nathaniel* [16]. Submit Jones, wife of Moses, died in Lancaster, Dec. 
18, 1810 CRecords, p. 184), and one of their children was named Amos Brooks Jones, 
bom in 1798, for the uncle who died in Wobum in 1797. (See also Lancaster Records^ pp. . 
357. 431.) £lizabeth Knight may have been the daughter of Reuben,^ son of Nathaniel 

130 The Brooks Family of Wohum. [April, 

Reuben BrookB, Thomas and Elizabeth Knight, Zachariah Richard- 
son and wife Elizabeth, Zachariah Richardson for Amos Brooks, 
deceased, a daughter of Josiah Brooks absent, the heirs of Jonathan 
Children : 

i. Submit,^ b. Jan. 8, 1731 ; m. Nathaniel Wymah of Lancaster, Mar. 
U, 1761 ; she d. Nov. 25, 1804, aged 74.* 
26. li. Nathaniel, b. July 18, 1734. 
26. lii. Jonathan, b. July 16, 1737. 

Iv. Josiah, b. Dec. 14, 1789; m. (1) Aug. 11, 1768, Betty,t dau. of 
Gershom and Betty (Tldd) Flagg. She d. July 3, 1764, aged 20. 
(Gravestone in Wobum.) He was afterwards of Rockport, Mass., 
where, by (2) wife Rebecca, he had children baptized : BeUie,* 
Sept. 6, 1767; Amos, July 23, 1769; Submit, Feb. 16, 1772; Josiah, 
June 19, 1774. Amos,^ his son, died testate, in Wobum, Jan. 27, 
1797, aged 27 ; will dated Dec. 8, 1796, probated May 2, 1797. His 
UDcle Zachariah Richardson, Jr., was appointed admioistrator, to 
whom the whole estate was given. Josiah^ was reported as killed 
at the battle of Bunker Hill. (See Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in 
the Revolution.) His children were evidently brought up by their 
relatives. See foot note under Nathaniel^ Brooks (16) for a 
further partial explanation. 

V. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 22, 1742; m. Zachariah Richardson, Dec. 30, 
1767. She d. without issue, Aug. 5, 1807, aged 65. He d. Dec. 17, 
1814, aged 70. (See *♦ Richardson Memorial," p. 223.) Zachariah 
Richardson, Jr., and Elizabeth Richardson joined in a receipt to 
their father, NathaDiel Brooks, for her portion of household £^oods, 
in part, Jan. 12, 1768. 

vl. Reuben, b. Jan. 8, 1744; was of Rockport, Mass., where, by his 
wife Abigail, he had children baptized: Beuhen,* Jan. 7, 1770; 
Elizabeth, Dec. 13, 1772; David, Feb. 19, 1776. Elizabeth wasm. 
to Thomas Knight, per list of heirs of her grandmother. Submit 
Brooks, about 1799. 

vli. David, b. Mar. 29, 1749; m. June 14, 1774, Patience, dau. of Joseph 
and Patience (Ball) White of Lancaster. He resided In Princeton, 
Mass., where he d. Sept. 7, 1840, aged 91, and his widow. Patience, 
d. May 24, 1844, aged 90. (See »' Descendants of John White," 
vol. II., p. 290.) 

17. John* Brooks (Jabez,^ John^ Henry^), bom Jan. 14, 1708-9, married 
first, Hannah Cutter. (See "Cutter Family," p. 45.) She was 
of Cambridge, the part now Arlington. "Anna," his wife, died 
Apr. 14, 1742, aged 27 yrs. (gravestone at Wobum) ; and he mar- 
ried second, Elizabeth Kendall, published at Wobum, Mar. 9, 1744. 
He removed to Lancaster. For further particulars regarding the 
marriages of his children, see Cutter's " Cutter Family," p. 45 ; 
Cutter's " Hist, of Arlington," pp. 197, 216 ; Nonrse's " Lancaster 
Records," pp. 84, 85; Wyman*s " Charles town," p. 135. 

Nov. 19, 1776, a discharge from the heirs of Hannah Brooks 
names John Brooks, Jabez Brooks, Tilly Littlejohn, and Thomas 

Children by first wife, all bom in Wobum : 
1. John,* b. Dec. 6, 1734. 

• There is extant a receipt signed by Submit Brooks for money received of her father. 
Nathaniel Brooks, ** for labor I have done for my said father, from the time I arrivea 
to the ac:e of eighteen years to this d^," May il, 1761. A similar receipt la extant 
from his daaffhter Elizabeth Brooks, oated 17d7. 

t Nathaniel Brooks, of Wobum, was appointed guardian to Betty Flagg (at her own 
election), a minor in her 15th year, daughter of Gershom Flagg, Jr., late of Wobam, 
deceased, July 2, 1759. 

1904.] The Brooks Family of Woburn. 131 

if. Jabbz, b. Sept. 30, 1736 ; m. Lucy Sawyer, Jan. 27, 1757. 
iii, Hannah, b. June 4, 1789; m. Tilly Littlejohn, Dec. 1, 1767. 
lY. Thomas, b. Mar. 22, 1742 ; m. Hannah Cutter, Nov. 24, 1763. 

18. Jonathan* Brooks (Jaibezf John^ Henry^), bom Aug. 27, 1710, 

married, Aug. 23, 1738, Phebe, daughter of John and Sarah (John- 
son) Simonds. He removed to Lancaster, Mass., after 1749. His 
will, dated Apr. 7, 1777, proved June 4, 1777, names wife Phebe ; 
sons, Joshua and John ; and mentions other children, whose names 
are not given. (Worcester Co. Probate Records.) His daughter 
Phebe was the only one of his children bom in Woburn. 
Children, all but the first, bom in Charlestown : 

I. Phkbb,'^ b. Feb. 22, 1739 ; m. Nathaniel Pierce, Sept. 6, 1759 ; d. 

Mar. 22, 1808. He d. in Medford, in 1776. 

II. Jonathan, b. Dec. 26, 1741 ; m. Susanna Wlnship, Aag. 17, 1762, in 

ilL John, b. Feb. 22, 1743-4; d. hi Sterling, Mass., Oct. 24, 1815, aged 

iv. EsTHSR, b. Aug. 12, 1746. 
V. Sarah, b. Jan. 30, 1748-9. 

19. Ebenezeb^ Brooks (Jabez,^ John,^ Henry^)^ bom June 1, 1712, mar- 

ried first, Oct 28, 1736, Jemima, daughter of William and Jemima 
(Russell) Locke. She died Nov. 5, 1774, aged 57 ; and he married 
second, Elizabeth Synmies, intention dated Nov. 15, 1776. She 
was the widow of Zachariah Symmes of Cambridge, and daughter 
of Francis and Elizabeth (Winship) Locke of Cambridge. His 
death date is not ascertained.* She died in Mar., 1803, aged 
nearly 88- 

Children by first wife : 

i. Jemima,* b. Aug. 29, 1737; m. Jesse Richardson, Dec. 29, 1756; d. 
Sept. 11, 1817, aged 80. He d. Nov. 6, 1813, aged 83. (Bichard- 
8on Memorial^ pp. 261, 262.) 

li. Hsphzibah, b. Jan. 15, 1739 ; m. Josiah Converse, Mar. 28, 1758. He 
d. Feb. 2, 1810, and she d. Mar. 11, 1813, aged 74. (See Regis- 
ter, vol. 1, p. 352.) 

iii. Sally, b. Dec. 9, 1740 ; m. Zadock Richardson of Reading, Apr. 27, 
1762. He d. Nov. 19, 1803, and she d. Sept. 14, 1828. (Bichardson 
Memorial, p. 251.) 

iv. Ebenezek, b. Sept. 15, 1742; ra. June 29, 1769,t Relief, dau. of 
Joseph and Rebecca (Houghton) Moore of Lancaster. Their son, 
Calvin,^ b. in Boylston, Oct. 20, 1771, d. in Woburn, June 3, 1855, 
aged 84, m. Mary Richardson {Richardson Memorial^ pp. 255, 
256), Dec. 1, 1803, who d. June 5, 1824, aged 49. They had Mary,^ 
b. in Woburn, July 7, 1805; m. May 20, 1825, Luther, son of Wil- 
liam and Elizabeth (Brown) Holden of Stoneham, who d. Nov. 
12, 1865. 

V. Molly, b. Aug. 29, 1744 ; d. young. 

vi. William, b. Apr. 6, 1745 [1746] ; resided and d. in Sterling. He m. 
(1) Jane 29, 1770, Thankful Fairbanks; andm. (2) Beulah Wilder, 
Nov. 10, 1773. (See '* Book of the Lockes," pp. 37, 73.) William 
Brooks served two days at the time of the Lexington Alarm, Apr. 
19, 1775, in Fox's (Woburn) Company. He was taxed in the East 
List, in 1776. 

vii. Sarah, b. Apr. 6, 1748 ; m. Joseph Skinner, Nov. 1, 1768. 

•Not. 24, 1783, James Locke, of Lexington, granted the use of a room in a house 
belonging to him in Woburn, to Ebenezer Brooks. (Wyman Coll., Woburn Public 
Librarjr, 6 : 37.) This James Locke's wife was a daughter of Ebenezer Brooks's second 
wife. For an accoant of these families, see <' Book of the Lockes," p. 37, etc.; Cut- 
ter's "Arlington," pp. 268.307. 

fBBOiSTBB, vol. Ivu., p. 309. 

132 The Brooks Family of Wobum. [April, 

▼ill. Jonas, b. May 6, 1750; m. Not. 19, 1771, Joanna, dan. of David and 
Joanna (Jones) Cummings of Wobam. (See **Book of th« 
Lockes," p. 73; Lapham's "Hist, of Norway, Maine," pp. 472, 478; 
Lapham*8 " Hist, of Woodstock, Maine,** p. 184.) Hie son, David 
Cummings,* from Athol, was living with Jonathan Simonds, in 
Woborn, in 1787. (Town Records, 11 : 109.) Other children, 
born in Woburn, were: Joanna j* bapt. Jan. 81, 1778; Jonas, 
bapt. Jan. 24, 1774. The father removed to Athol, Mass. For a 
fuller list of the children of this family, see '* Book of theLockes,** 
p. 78. 

ix. Abigail, b. Jnne 2, 1752; m. Oct. 29, 1772, Isaac, Jr., son of Dea. 
Isaac and Ruth (Hall) Warren, of Medford. He was b. Dec. 18, 
1746. (SeeWyraan*s ''Charlestown,** p. 996; Temple's "Fram- 
ingham," pp. 786, 78.7.) 

X. Jabez, b. May 8, 1756 ;* d. between 1778 and 1780, in the military ser- 
vice, having served at that period for 15 mos. in the 8 years* ser- 
vice, as proved by documents extant in the Wobum Public Library. 
The family tradition was that he was lost at sea. He served as 
one of the quota of Boston, aa well a^ of Wobum. For further 
details of service, see Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution. 
He was reported discharged from service, Jan. 2, 1778; some ob- 
scurity, therefore, rests on the time, place, and manner of his 

xi. Mart, b. Nov. 14, 1768; m. as his second wife, Abraham Skinner, 
Dec. 80, 1777. (See No. 20, i. ; also, *» Epitaphs, Wobum Second 
Burial Ground," p. 141.) 

xii. RuHAMAH, b. Mar. 4, 1761 ; m. as his second wife. Watts Tumer of 
Medford, Sept. 30, 1789. She d. in Medford, Sept. 9, 1883 (Sept. 
10, 1833, per Medford Records) , aged 72. (See Wyman's ** Charles- 
town,** p. 974.) He d. in Medford, Sept. 16, 1838. 

xiii. Bbtty, b. Mar. 8. 1766; d. Oct. 14, 1789, aged 22, unmarried (at 
Jesse Richardson's, of ** phthisis"). Her m. int. to Calvin Howard, 
of Acton, was pub. Jan. 1, 1789. 

20. Benjamin^ Brooks (Jabez* John* Henry^)^ bom Apr. 14, 1717, mar- 
ried, intention dated Apr. 5, 1746, Susanna, daughter of Samuel 
and Elizabeth Kendall. Her mother's surname is unknown. He 
was kDled by the falling of a tree (jury's verdict accidental), Jan. 
6, 1769, aged 52. On his gravestone at Wobum is a curious and 
oft-quoted epitaph. His widow married second, Josiah Johnson, 
Esq., Aug. 5, 1771, and died his widow, Dec. 19, 1808, aged 86, 
as per record. 

Susanna Brooks, widow, mentions in her administratrix account 
children : Susanna, Jerusha, Joseph and Hephzibah. The widow 
continued her account under the name '* Susanna Johnson, formerly 
Susanna Brooks." 
Children : 

i. Susanna,* b. Jnne 4, 1747; m. Abraham Skinner, July 6, 1769; d. 
Jan. 8, 1769 [1770], aged 22. He d. June 30, 1799. He was named 
in the administratrix's account of Benjamin Brooks*s estate. 

ii. Benjamin, b. July 2, 1749 ; d. Sept. 1, 1749, aged 8 weeks, 4 days. 

ill. Benjamin, b. June 20, 1750 ; d. Aug. 17, 1753, aged 3 years, 1 month, 
27 days. 

iv. Jerusha, b. July 13, 1757; m. (1) Josiah Richardson of Stoneham, 
Apr. 11, 1776, who d. Dec. 28, 1795; m. (2) Ebenezer Wade, Dec. 
9, 1806, who d. Dec. 18, 1837, aged 95. She d. Sept. 17, 1842, aged 
84.* (See Btchardson Memorial, pp. 259, 260.) 

• Amone the articles of feminine wear Jerusha had, from .July, 1771, to Dec, 1778, 
were a siIk gown and trimming, a satin cloak, a pair of ear-rings, a pair of silver •hoe- 
buckles, a pair of silk mittens, a black handkercnief, a hat ana trimming, gause, four 
pairs of cloth shoes, and two pairs of leather shoes, with their reduplication at diffsrent 
periods. She had also, stone ear-rings and striped handkerchiefs. (Docoments in 
the Wyman Coll., Wobum Public Libraiy.) 

1904.] The Brooks Family of Wobum. 133 

27. T. JosKFH, b. Dec. 28, 1759. Josiah Kendall, of Lancaster, was ap- 
pointed his guardian, Apr. 15, 1776. 
Ti. HsPHZiBAH, b. Mar. 3, 1762 ; m. Elijah Leathe, Jane 22, 1780. James 
Tnfts, of Medford, was appointed her gnardian, Apr. 15, 1776. 
She d. July 18, 1829, aged 68; and her husband d. Dec. 13, 1835, 
aged 80. 

21. TiMOTHT* Brooks (Timothy,* John* John,^ Henry^), bom Nov. 3, 

1726, at Wobum, married, intention dated Aug. 20, 1748, Ruth, 
daughter of Ensign Samuel and Susanna (Simonds) Wjman, by 
whom he had ten children, bom in Woburn. Later he removed to 
Salem. He was £nsign in Capt Jonathan Fox's company of Wo- 
bum militia, commissioned Mar, 29, 1768 ; and continued in this 
office from 1768 to 1772, and from 1776 to 1778. He was reRprted 
as ''out of town" in 1777, apparently having removed at about 
that date to Salem. 

i. John,' b. July 19, 1749 ; m., int. dated Oct. 17, 1771, Abigail, dau. of 
Joshua and Abigail (Carter) Richardson, of Wobum. She d. 
May 1, 1831, in Salem, aged 80; and he d. in Salem, Apr. 22, 1796. 
(** Richardson Memorial," p. 541.) AhigaiW ^xx. of John and 
Abigail, d. Aug. 1, 1778, aged 13 mos. 

11. Timothy, b. Oct. 24, 1751; m., at Trinity Church, Boston, in July, 
1776, Abigail, dan. of Aaron and Abigail (Reed) Mason, who was 
b. at Marlborough, Mass., Mar. 24, 1755, and d. at Salem, in 1822. 
He d. at Salem, in 1810. He was a Revolutionary soldier, from 
Wobum, before 1777; and was taxed in the East List, in 1776. 

iii. Ruth, b. Jan. 13, 1753; m. Apr. 11, 1776, Josiah, son of Joshua and 
Abigail (Carter) Richardson. She d. Sept. 6, 1807 ; and he d. Apr. 
29t 1826. {BUhardson Memorial, pp. 541, 579.) 

iv. ABiGAiL,.b. June 18, 1756; m. (I) Oct. 3. 1773, at Seabrook, N. H., Asa- 
hel,* son of Josiah^ Porter of Woburn. She at that time was of 
Salem. They had son, Asahel,^ b. in Wobum, Feb., 1775; m. 
Elizabeth Atwill, of Reading, Jan. 17, 1796; and d. in Reading, 
Feb. 2. 1819 ; she d. in Reading, Aug. 5, 1869, aged 94 ; they had 
9 children. Abigail* (Brooks) Porter m. (2), int. pub. Nov. 30, 
1782, Ephraim Pierce of Stoneham ; and she d. Jan. 9, 1840. Asa- 
hel* Porter, who was killed by the British on Lexington common, 
Apr. 19, 1775, was a descendant of Sergt. Jolin* Porter of Salem, 
through Israel,' William,' and Josiah.* 

V. Samurl, b. Dec. 21, 1758; m. Elizabeth Gill of Salem, Dec. 22, 1791. 
He d. Nov. 28, 1805; and she d. May 13, 1811. "Nov. 12, 1805, 
Samuel Brooks, Merchant, died of nervous fever, aged 47. The 
fever continued for twenty-three days. He moved into Salem 
from Wobum, and married at 33 years, a Gill." (Bentley.) 

Ti. Seth, b. Mar. 2, 1760; settled in Salem, where he d., unmarried, 
Dec. 2, 1806. 

vii. Susanna, b. Mar. 11, 1764. 

viii. Thomas, b. Mar. 31, 1767; m. Jan. 29, 1789, Mary, dau. of Joshua 
and Abigail (Carter) Richardson. He d. Mar. 20, 1827; and she 
d. Aug. 31, 1830. Both were of Salem. 

ix. Asa, b. Aug. 24, 1768; m. Ann Gill, at Salem, Apr. 25, 1804. He d. 
Jan. 24, 1825 ; and she d. Jan. 17, 1861. 

X. Luxe, b. Sept. 23, 1772; m. Mary Hathorn, Jane 3, 1798. Hed. May 
14, 1850, and she d. Oct. 10. 1858. (See " Brooks Genealogy," by 
Luke Brooks, in Essex InstUute Hist. Coll., 21 : 24-32.) 

22. Nathan* Brooks {Nathan,^ John* John\ Henry^) bom Nov. 6, 1727, 

married, intention dated Dec. 28, 1752, Elizabeth, daughter of 
Pierson and Elizabeth (Nichols) Richardson. {Richardson Memo- 
rialy p. 245.) He died Jan. 26, 1758, aged 30 ; and his widow 

134 The Brooks Family of Wobum. [April, 

married second, Jan. 6, 1764, Zebadiah Wjman, and died Aug. 12, 
1776, aged 42. 

Nathan^ Brooks in his will, dated Jan. 9, 1758, names filiza^ 
beth, his wife, and two children : their " only son " Nathan, and 
their <^ only daughter," Elizabeth ; also his brother £benezer Rich- 
ardson. His inventory, dated Jan. 30, 1758, shows a large estate. 

Children : 

i. Nathan,« b. July 26, 1764 ; d. Apr. 24, 1774. aged 20. 

ii. Elizabbth, b, Apr. 8, 1755 ; d. June 19, 1755, aged 10 weeks. 

ill. EuzABRTH, b. June 11, 1757; d. Feb. 12, 1758, aged 8 months. 

23. Isaac* Brooks (NcUhany* John^^ John,^ Henry^), bom July 31, 1729, 

married, mtention dated June 23, 1753, Joanna, daughter of Jona- 
than and Joanna (Wyman) Holden. He died Mar. 23, 1768, aged 
38; and his widow married second, David Greary of Stoneham 
(per deed dated 1791), and died Aug. 19, 1808, aged 74. 
Children : 

i. Joanna,' b. Feb. 19, 1765 : m. Jonathan Kendall, Dec. 1, 1774. (See 
Register, vol. xxxix: p. 22.) 

ii. Isaac, b. Aug. 16, 1757; removed to Amherst, N. H. (deposition of 
1810), where he was a prominent man. He m. Abifi^ail Kendrick, 
May 28, 1791, who d. May 23, 1826. He d. Dec. 20, 1840. (See 
Secomb's HUU of Amherst, N, H., and Isaac Brooks Dodge's His- 
torical Genealogy.) Children: Isaac E.^^ b. Sept. 26, 1791, at 
Amherst, N. H., birth entered on Wobum Records; and others, 
b. at Amherst. 

iii. Mary, b. Sept. 11, 1765; m. (1) Francis Colbum, or Cobnm, of 
Dunstable, as shown by deed from Ebenezer Bancroft, adminis- 
trator, to Mary Colbum, dated Apr. 30, 1787; m. (2) Jan. 22, 1795, 
Stephen Cummings of Woburn. He d. Apr. 12, 1804 ; and she d. 
Feb. 6, 1853, aged 87. On Dec. 6, 1787, the selectmen of Wobum 
being informed that one Joanna Gary, and the widow Mary Co- 
barn and her children, named William and Francis, from Dunsta- 
ble, were stopping at the house of Joanna Gary, the selectmen 
disallowing thereof, these persons were therefore ** warned," ac- 
cording to the custom of the time, to depart. 

24. Zachariah* Brooks (Nathan,* John,* John^ Henry^), bora Apr. 20, 

1742, married first, Oct 13, 1763, Hannah, daughter of Ebenezer 
and Hannah (Fowle) Wild, or Wilde, and granddaughter of Capt. 
John Fowle. Aug. 26, 1750, Ebenezer Wilde, of Boston, receipted 
for his daughter's interest in her grandfather's, Capt. John Fowle's, 
estate. (Wyman Coll., Woburn Public Library, 1 : 74.) She died 
Nov. 24, 1778 ; and he married second, June 21, 1780, Susanna, 
daughter of Samuel and Susanna (Swan) Watts. He died in Wo- 
bum, Feb. 5, 1792, aged 49 ; and his widow Susanna married sec- 
ond, intention dated Oct. 3, 1799, David Dexter of Atkinson, N. H., 
who was originally of Maiden, Mass. She died in Medford, Sept. 
2, 1839, aged 81, and is buried there. 

Zachariah'^ Brooks, aged 17 years, was impressed from Wobum, 
for service in the French War, in 1759. He remained all winter in 
Canada, as a soldier at that time. He was again in service in the 
French War, in 1762 ; and was also in active service in the Revolu- 
tionary War, at different times, from Apr. 19, 1775, to Apr., 1778. 
For details of service, see Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Revo- 
Intion. He, described as " Gentleman," died intestate ; his estate 

1904,] The Brooks Family of Wobum. 135 

was represented as insolvent ; and the account was allowed, Nov. 6, 

Children by first wife : 

I. Zachariah/ b. Apr. 19, 1765 ; d. Apr. 26, 1765. 

II. EuzABBTH, b. Jane 8, 1767 ; m. May 15, 1787, James Wyman of Sa- 

lem. He d. In 1792 ; and she d. In 1831. 
lil. Zachariah, b. Apr. 10, 1770. 
It. Patty, b. Dec. 28, 1772. 

Children by second wife : 

V. Samuel Watts, b. Sept. 22, 1781 ; m. (1) Apr. 10, 1808, Eleanor 
Young; m. (2) Mar. 8, 1847, Harriet (Jones) Flagg, who d. Sept. 
14, 1882, aged 84 years, 2 months, 9 days. 

vi. Susanna, b. Apr. 8, 1784. 

Til. Nathan, m. Jan. 20, 1814, Maria Smith. He d. Dec. 21, 1830, aged 
42 ; and she d. Apr. 80, 1889, aged 98 years, 8 months, 17 days. 
An Infant son of Nathan d. July 11, 1814, aged 9 hours. 

yiii. Mart, m., as his second wife, James Ford of Medford. 

ix. Hannah, b. Mar. 18, 1789. 

X. James Wyman, b. June 29, 1792 ; m. Rebecca Wade of Medford- 
He resided in Medford and Wobum. He d. June 28, 1864, aged 
72 ; and she d. Feb. 25, 1891, aged 95 years, 10 months, 26 days. 

2o. Nathaniel* Bbooks (Nathaniel,* Jahez^ John^ Henr^), bom July 
18, 1734, married, Jan. 16, 1756, Esther, daughter of Capt. Benja- 
min and Esther (Richardson) Wyman. For his Revolutionary 
services, see Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution. He be- 
came a captain of Wobum militia in 1781, and was commonly called 
by that tide. He died intestate, Apr. 8, 1783, his widow being ad- 
ministratrix ; and she died Mar. 4, 1815, aged 78. There is on file 
in the Wobum Public Library a plan of his lands, dated June, 1800. 
(Wyman Coll., 6 : 67.) 
Children : 

1. Esther,' b. Oct. 14, 1766 ; m. Sept. 12, 1776, Nathaniel White, Jr*^ 

of Lancaster, 
li. Hannah, b. Oct. 11, 1768; d. Apr., 1776. 
iU. Lucy, b. Oct. 24, 1760 ; m. Jan. 16, 1783, Jonathan Locke. (See 

" Book of the Lockes," p. 86.) 
iv. Nathaniel, b. Mar. 8, 1763; d. Feb. 6, 1820, aged 58. He was Cap- 
tain of Wobum militia, 1793-97, 1804. 
V. Benjamin, b. May 18, 1765; d. Jan. 19, 1810, aged 46, being frozen 

to death on the celebrated •• Cold Friday " of that year. (See No. 

27.) He was a cordwainer, and deceased intestate, per Inventory 

dated 1810. 
y1. Abel, b. May 3, 1768 ; of Bobblnston, Maine, shipsmlth, per deed in 

vii. Reuben, b. Apr. 27, 1778; d. Oct. 5, 1790, aged 12. 
Yiii. Hannah, b. June 30, 1781 ; m. June 26, 1804, Josiah Richardson. He 

d. June 17, 1860, aged 80; and she d. June 26, 1870, aged 89. (See 

Bichardson Memorial, p. 328.) 

26. Jonathan* Brooks {Nathaniel,* Jabez^ John^ Henry^), bom July 16, 
1737, married, Feb. 18, 1762, Ruth, daughter of Col. Jonathan and 
Ruth (Carter) Fox. He held the office of Sergeant in the Revolu- 
tion, and at one time, in 1779, commanded a detachment of men 
from Wobum in service as guards at Bunker Hill. He died Mar. 
17, 1795, aged 58. 
Children : 
1. Mart," b. Sept. 30, 1764; m. Dec. 16, 1784, James Leathe. 

136 Deaths in Hamptotij If. JET. [April, 

il. BuTH, b. July 21, 1770 ; m. Oct. 6, 1794, Joseph Webber of Lexing- 

iii. John, b. Aug. 10, 1772 ; m. (1) Lncretia, dan. of William and Eleanor 
(Cutter) Gowen of Medford; and m. (2) Aug. 26, 1810, her sister 
Abigail, better known as '* Maria del Occidente." He d. in Bos- 
ton, May 11, 1823, aged 51. (See Cutter Family, p. 261 ; Usher's 
History of Medford, p. 479; and Medford Historical Begister, toI. 
2, p. 160.) 

It. SuBMrr, b. Jan. 28, 1775; d. (n Princeton, Mass., Dec. 21, 1844. 

V. William, b. Nov. 19, 1780. 

vl. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 13, 1782. 

27. Joseph* Brooks ( Benjamin,* Jabezf John^ Henry^)^ bom Dec. 28, 
1759, married first, Sept 7, 1780, Sarah, daughter of John and Ljdia 
(Nichols) Vinton, of Reading. She died Mar. 4, 1784 ; and he 
married second, Sept. 28, 1791, Rebecca, daughter of Nathan and 
Rebecca (Russell) Wyman. She died July 23, 1810, aged 48 ; and 
he died Jan. 18 or 19, 1810, aged 50. On Jan. 18, 1810, he and 
his cousin Benjamin (25, y.) went into the woods a little before noon 
to cut wood, the weather being then very mild ; but in the eyening 
it became excessively cold, and they were supposed to have perished 
from its effects, on that or the following day. They were found on 
the 20th. The 19th was the memorable " Cold Friday," according 
to the record of that period. 

Joseph' Brooks was a soldier, from Wobum, in the Revolution, 
and his record will be found in Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the 

Children by first wife : 

i. SusANKA,* b. Jan. 8, 1782 ; m. Mar. 11, 1802, John Felch of Boyalston. 

li. A CHILD, d. Mar. 26, 1784. 

Children by second wife : 
hi. Kendall, b. Jan. 10, 1792. 
iv. Benjamin, b. Aug. 19, 1793. 
y. Child, d. Oct., 1803; aged 8. 
vi. Nathan, b. Oct. 12, 1797. 
vli. Bebecca, b. Feb. 23, 1800. 
Tiii. Joseph, b. Sept. 25, 1804. 

DEATHS IN HAMPTON, N. H., 1727-1735. 

Communicated by Rev. John W. Lane, of North Hadley, Mass. 
[Concluded from page 36.] 


febr 12 : mr Jonathan Elkins Died 

on Lords Day febr 23 : arived the malencholy tidings of the Death of 
several young men y^ belonged to this town that Died at Cape 
breton namely Jabez Towl: Abner Samborn James marston, 
Nathaniel Wear and William Hews & David moulton 

as also Cap^ Present of Kensington and Simon moulton of Chester 

march 19 Deacon Dearbon Di^ 

1904.] DeathB in Hampton, N. H. 137 

June 15 Edward Willmuts wife Died 
July 21 Jonathan Samboms young child Died 
aog 3 Nath" Towls child Died with the awf ull throat distemper 
ang 4 Joshua Towls daughter Hannah Died with the awfull throat dis- 
aug 30 andrew maces child Died 
sept 22 John Dearbons son Died with -f awfull distemper 


Jan. 30 John moultons smiths child born & Died 

march 3 Sam" Shearbons child bom & Died 

march 5. my son williams son Noah Died 

may 5^ Brother Benjamin James Died 

may 20 — mr Sam" palmers wife Died 

June 9 one of Jona° Leavits twins Died 

June 19 Dr Jacksons child Died 

July 13 Jona° Elkin" daughter Died 

sept 27 ms Grifith Died 

noY 15 — the widow Blake Died 

febr 10 serj James Leavitts wife Died 
febr 15 — the widow Sarah Garland Died 
march 1 Docter Jacksons son Joseph Died 
march 9 Jeremiah marstons child Died 
march 10 Docter Jacksons only daughter Died 
march 26 mr Sam" Nudd Died 
april 5 — Jonathan frees Died 

april 9 : Nath" Bachelders child Died — suddenly by them 
april 18. Elisabeth Garland Died 
may 15 Sam" Hilken Died 
may 20 madam Grookin Died at her daughter Coffins [dau. of Seaborn 

Cotton, and sister of Rev. John Cotton, both, as also Mr. Gookin, 

pastors at Hampton.] 
may 26 one of Joseph Redmans twins was Drowned 
July 14. Jona" Leavits other twin Died 
aug 28 Zachariah Browns child Died 
sept 1, the widow Sarah Sambom Died 
sept 18. mr Stephen Bachelder Died 
octob 4 wintrop Samborns child Died 
octob 13 obediah marstons child Died 
Nov 5. Stephen moulton. son of William Died 


febr 1 : Thomas Dearbons widow Died at Capt Drakes 

febr 5 mr mephibosheth Samborn Died 

febr 14 my honored father Died at my house aged above ninety 

febr 19 the widow Leah Perkins Died about 86 

febr 20 Jacob marston Died of a fever 

febr 22 Robert Drakes wife Died of a fever 

feb 26 Sarah forse Died, the only child of Cap* Drakes wife 

febr 27 John Graves' wife Died of a fever at her mother marstons 

138 Deaths in Hampton, N. H. [April, 

march 24 Sam" Browns child Died suddenly 

april 7 Gideon Shaws child Died of a fever 

april 14 Abigil Hobbs Died by a cansor 

april 22 the widow Susanna marston Died 

aprD 23 Nathan philbrick Died of a consumption 

Lords Day april 23 my son Williams only child Died 

may 16 John Taylers child Died 

June 16 John Tayler had another child Died 

July 30 mary Dow Died 

aug 27 the widow Elisabeth Leavit Died 

octob 1 Deacon philbricks young child Died named Nathan 

Oct 7 Capt EphP° marstons youngest son Died 

oct 27 John Garlands child Died 

Nov 9. the widow Rachell Wedgwood Died 

Nov 10 Reuben Samboms daughter Died 

Nov 22 Sam" Drakes child born <& Died 


f ebr 4 Nath" Bachelders young child Died 

may 3 Joseph moulton Died 

may 15 Tho" Rands child Died 

may 25 Jona° Leavits child Died 

June 21 mr Stephen Sambon senr Died 

July 8 Sam^ Shearbon Died 

July 13 James Garland Died 

august Robert Drakes child Died 

sept 5 mother Robie Died 

octob 14 mr James foggs wife Died 

octob 23 Elisabeth Grifith Died 

octob 26 Joseph Bachelder Died 

Dec 8 unkle John Nay Died 

Dec 31 Deacon philbricks child Died 


Jan 5 John Garlands child Died by them 

Jan 16 John Lampreys wife Died 

febr 4 unkle Cristopher page Died 

march Jacob moulton Died 

april 5 mr Cottons negro woman Died 

May 22 ms Tappins daughter Died 

July 12 serj James Leavits daughter Died at Cap* Drakes 

aug 15 mephibosbeth Samborns widow Died 

Sept 1 1 Benj° moultons child Died 


Jan 5 anne Lock Died at Cap* Smiths 
Jan 14 Capt Dow Died 
Jan 23 the aged mr Lamprey Died 
may 9 Joseph Johnsons daughter Died 
may 25 Stephen Pages wife Died 

1904.] Deaths in Hampton, If. H. 139 

June 15 my son in law Jabez James Died 

July 17 Cap* Joseph Taylor Died 

July 21 mr Rands wife Died 

July 81. the Rev mr Cottons daughter Isabelle Died 

octob 15 £lisha Johnson Died 

octob 29 mr Roger Shaw Died 

Nov 6 mr James Johnson Died 

Nov 23 Joshua Towl Died 

Nov 25 Jonathan Johnson Died 


april 15 serj John Samboms wife Died 

may 2 Josiah moultons child Died 

may 2 Ens Jonathan Leayitts wife Died 

may 8 Andrew mace' child Died suddenly 

Sept 2 Peter Garland Jun' Died 

Sept 5 his brother Isaac Garland Died 

Octob 23 Benj'^ Towls son Died of the throat distemper 

October 31 John Tucke* child Died 

Nov 13 John Taylers daughter Died 

Nov 16 Benj° Towls son Died of the distemper 

Nov 26 Ephraim moultons child Died 

Dec 28 Francis Ireland Died 


Jan 9 Jonathan moultons daughter Died 

Jan 18 Nathan moultons child Died 

Jan 21 John Nays son John Died of the throat distemper 

Jan 22 mr Sam^ moulton Died 

Jan 28 Henry fifields wife Died 

Jan 29 Joseph philbricks son Died of the throat distemper 

febr 12 Joseph philbricks second son Died of the distemper 

march 9 shubell Samborns youug child Died 

march 24 mr John Dearbon Died 

march 29 Amos Towls daughter Died of the distemper 

march 30 Jona° Sambons child Died of the distemper 

may 7 John Fogg Died 

June 3 Elisha Towls daughter Died of the distemper 

June 5 Elisha Towl had another daughter Died 

June 6 Elisha Towls little son Died 

July 13 amos Towls son Died of the distemper 

July 16 mr amos Towl himself Died of it 

July 19 Nath" Towls child Died of y« distemper 

July 22 Nathaniel Towls son Died of y® distemper 

July 28 Joseph Towls son Daniel Died of it 

July 29 my Dear grandson Edmond James Died of it 

July 31 Joseph Towls daughter mary Died of it 

aug 1 Joseph Towls son Jethro Died of it 

aug 11 my Dear grandaughter Susanna James Died of it 

aug 21 Sergt moses Perkins child Died of it as was thought 

aug 23 Nathan Godf ree* only son Died of it 

aug 23 Ezekiel moultons daur Died of it 

140 Deaths in Hampton^ If. H. [April, 

sept 4 Worthy moultons son Died of it 

sept 5 Benj° moultons child Died 

sept 9 Zacheriah Browns Died with y^ distemper 

sept 10 Worthy moultons other son Died of it 

sept 12 micheal Weathem Died of a fever 

sept 21 Josiah moultons dau' Died by y® distemper 

sept 28 Josiah moultons other dan' Died by it 

octob 3 Josiah moultons son Josiah Died of it 

octob 3. Jeremiah Dows daughter Died of it 

octob 3. Benj° Mason child Died of it 

oct 3 Benj" Souters daughter Died of it 

octob 3 Jeremiah Dows son Died of it 

oct 6 Rachell frees Died of the distemper 

octob 16 Sarah frees Died of y^ distemper 

oct 16 Henry fifield dau' Died of it 

Nov 3 Jona** Elkins" 3^ chQd Died 

Nov 7 Robert moultons wife Died 

Not 15 Shubell Pages child Died 

Nov 20 Joseph Tayler Weare* dau' Died of the distemper 

Dec 2 Nathan moulton child Died of it 

Dec 3 Lieu* Sam" Page Died 

Dec 17 Jona° Shaws wife Died 

Jan 1 Shubell Sambom Jun'* dau*^ died of y® distemper 
Jan 10 David Dow Died 
Jan 1 2 Ens Jona° Leavits son Thomas Died 
feb 24 Nath" Bachelders child Died of y® distemper 
march 29 Deacon Dow Died of y* awfull fever 
april 19 the widow Hittey Bachelder Died 
april 14 Benj° Bachelders child bom & died 
april 24 James Souter Died 

apr 27 Cap' Drakes grandaughter Died of the distemper 
may 12 Jona° moultons son Died of it 
may 13 Sam" Garlands dau' Died of it 
may 16 Jana° moultons dau' Died of it 
may 18 Jona° moultons other dau*" Died of it 
may 2l Jona° moultons dau*" Died of it 
may 23 Capt Jona" marstons lad Died of it 
may 24. Serj James Sam boms wife Died 
June 22 mr Jonathan Garlands wife Died 
June 22 George Kenistons grandson Died 
July 27 Docter Emery's child Died 
July 29 Moses Knowles Died 
Sept 6 mr Seth fogg Died 
octob 26 Jona° moidtons child Died 
Nov 16 Zacheriah Browns child Died 
Nov 25 martha mason Died 

John Elkins Died at allbaney and John Blake Died at allbany 
and John Vittom Died at Springfield 
Dec 21 Peter Garland Died 
Dec 26 Sam" Dalton Died 
Dec 27 Ens James Hobbs wife Died here 

1904.] Soldiers in French and Indian War. 141 


Communicated by Geobob Allen Dart, Esq., of Boston. 

Major Richard* Godfrey (Richard,* Richard,* Richard* ) was 
bom in Taunton, Mass., Mar. 23, 1711, married, Feb. 5, 1733, 
Theodorah* Dean (Ezra,* Ezra,* Walter*), and died in 1792. He 
was Captain in CoL Timothy Ruggles's Regiment in the Crown 
Point Expedition, 1755, and his journal of their march is printed in 
Emery's History of Taunton, page 419. In 1758 he was Major in 
the Regiment of Col. Thomas Doty. 

The following copy of an order of Gov. Thomas PownaU, and 
list of soldiers, were found among the papers of his grand-daughter 
Nancy, wife of William Stall of Taunton, among other papers re^ 
lating to the Godfrey family, and the list is believed to be a roll of 
soldiers under his command who took part in the French and Indian 
War in 1758, 

David Briggs of Taunton, in his diary, states that he served in 
Capt. Richard Cobb's Co. , Col. Timothy Ruggles's Regiment, in 1758 
at Lake George, where an engagement took place. It is probable 
that Col. Doty's regiment was in the same expedition. (See 
Emery's History of Taunton, page 428.) 

Proyince of the Massachusetts-Bay April 28th, 1758. 
By HiB Excellency Thomas Pownall, Esq., 

Captain General & Governour in Chief &c. 
To Comall Thomas Doty, Greeting 

You are hereby ordered to see when the regiment under your command 
is mustered to march off, that every man has three shirts, three pair of 
stockings, two pair of shoes, or two pair of stockings and one pair of shoes, 
together with one pair of Indian stockings and one pair of mauxasins and 
that those men who have not such of their own be provided by an order of 
their Respective Captains out of the Regimental Store that the Quarter 
master deliver out such necessaries upon said order and charge them to the 
mens wages for which doing such order shall be his vouchers and you are 
hereby &ected to give out positive orders, to every Captain in your Regi- 
ment that he does strictly comply with and execute this order and you are 
hereby further ordered that as often as any man by wear and tear or loss 
shall be deficient in said necessaries that he be furnished in same manner 
and on same account, taking care that no man has advanced to him at any 
time more credit than his wages come to at that time and that you may 
be able to comply with said order you are hereby directed to form a regi- 
mental store of these necessaries upon the credit of the pay of the Regiment 
delivering such to the Quarter master of your Regiment to be by him de- 
livered out to the men as above at such rates as the Captains of the Regi- 
ment with the consent of the field officers shall judge reasonable to pay Sie 
cariage to the General Rendevous and the Quarter master for his care and 
trouble and the Lieutenant Cornall and major are hereby strictly enjoined 


Soldiers in French and Indian War. 


to survey the said necessaries that they be good and make report to me 
accordingly. Hereof fail not. T. Pownall 

By His Ezcellencys 
William Brattle 
Adjt. General. 

John Elmes 
Ephm, Thomas 
John Pegin 
Thos. Leach 
Joseph muxsom 
Jonathan Muikis 
Willm. Dilleno 
Hugh Evins 
Elijah Hows 
Saml Lee 
Ebnr Robens 
Saml Coray 
Jesse Dellino 
James Weston 
John Umphery 
Thomas Kempton 
Medion Carver 
Constent Barney 
Joseph Jephry 
Joshaua Pegin 
Ephm. Gugins 
Elisha Cowen 
Jacob Bliss 
Seth Barrows 
David Cary 
Nathl. Gansey 
Josiah Gushing 
Epm. Smith 
David Curtis 
John King 
Matthew Gushing 
Willm. Southworth 
Joseph Jones 
Edward Pain 
Nath. Chubbuck 
Thos. Simons 
Joseph Pain 
Ephraim Cole 
John Aulger 
Seth manly 
John Meers 
Joseph Butterick 
Thos. Piggen 
Abner Leach 
Seth Leach 

Joseph Edwards 
Elisha Crosman 
Saml Rounds 
Wnim. Griffen 
Elezar Sherman 
Job Randol 
Richard Osgood 
Seth Gois 
Nathl. Drown 
moses Hix 
Saml. Drake 
Caleb Ran 
Saml. Codman 
Abel, francis 
Jesse Nimrod 
Benjn. Jobe 
Hopestill Randol 
Paul Luther 
Saml, Bridgit 
Thos. Cambell 
Hezekiah Groff 
Willm. Waiiston 
Willm. Page 
Joseph Thomas 
Joseph Oliver 
Edward Dexter 
Saml. Codman 
Lemuel Gure 
Dene Deggit 

This May Certify That 
These First Seventy four 
men have ben vitled Four 
meals by Mr. Jonathan 
Warner one ye 7 and The 
other The Eighth of June 
Instant and Those at The 
bottom But Two Being forty 
Nine in Number 

Hadley, June ye 8, 1758. 

Samll. Hogkins 
John Rowen 
Oliver Carpenter 
Silvanus Payson 

Pillalee Hirman 
Jonathan Carpenter 
Elnathan Coombs 
Jonathan Chubbuck 
John ashley 
Thos. Luis 
Penuel Carpenter 
Joshaua marshall 
Robert Hason 
Jabes Carpenter 
Joseph ashley 
Phillip Griffen 
Abiather Hardness 
John Davis 
Nehemiah Bosworth 
Joseph Mors 
Ebenr. Megs 
Amos Cole 
John Wood 
Willm. Brown 
Seth Bullock 
James Wescot 
John Peach 
Nathll. Stillworth 
Timothy Bullock 
Davis Holdrid 
Eph. Guggins 
Thos. Hoton 
Silvester Still 
Icbabod Cole 
Nathan Billock 
Isaac Lin 
Elezar Smith 
Seth Pine 
Epm. Peas 
PhiUip Renif 
Robert Clerk 
Job Lawton 
Barnabas Allen 
Ezra Allen 
Elock Kelton 
Thos. Cole 
Richard Luther 
Julius Dellino 
Joshaua Hunton 













1904.] Descendants of George Holmes. 143 


By G. ARTHrR Gkat, Esq., of Atlantic, Mass. 
(Continued from page 28.) 

10. Samuel* Holmes {John,^ George^), born in Dorchester, June 21, 

1675, died in Dedbam, Apr. 16, 1725. He married first, in Ded- 
ham, Dec 26, 1696, Mary Bullard, born May 29, 1669, died Mar. 
20, 1 705, probably daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Thorp) Bullard 
of Dedham ; and married second, in Boston, June 21, 1705, Mary 
Mackenall, who died Jan. 30, 1752, aged 81. They settled in Ded- 
ham, in that part of the town near what is now Readville, and were ^ ^ 
the ancestors of the Holmes line of Sharon and Canton. He sold 
his place, June 1, 1719, to William Bullard, his wife's brother, for 
£235. The deed reads ** eighteen acres with dwelling house, barn 
» # » » Together with all the fences, trees. Grass, herbage. 
Stones and Waters ♦ ♦ « « lying in Dedham." The same 
year he bought the old Governor Stoughton farm, for £497 in 
" Bills of Credit,*' consisting of one huudred and eleven acres, and 
•* bounded Southerly by a River called Naponsett." He borrowed 
£265, and gave mortgage to William Hutchinson, Esq. (Suffolk 
Co. Deeds, vol. 34, p. 74.) 

The administration of his estate shows a total of £924. It was 
divided between his older sons, Samuel and John, subject to the 
" widow's third," they payhig the minor children their shares in 
cash. An agreement was afterward made with the widow to occu- 
py the house and cultivate land near the house, for life. The three 
younger children had the privilege of choosing their own guar- 
dians. Ebeuezer chose John Ellis, Joseph chose Samuel Ellis, both 
of Dedham, and Nathaniel chose his mother. 
Children : 

Mary,* b. Sept. 16, 1697; d. Aug. 14, 1713. 
Samuel, b. Apr. 21, 1699; d. Oct. 1, 1754. 
John, b. June 17, 1702; d. in 1789 (?). 
Ebenezer, b. Apr. 4, 1707; d. May 30, 1785. 
Joseph, b. Oct. 20, 1710. 
Nathaniel, b. in 1715. 

11. Nathaniel* Holmes (Nathaniel,^ Joseph,^ George^), born in Boston, 

Dec, 29, 1703, was a *' Joyner or cabinet maker" in the earlier part 
of hb life, but went into the distilling business later. In his will he 
is called merchant. His residence was in Middle Street, now a 
part of Hanover Street ; and he was a member of the New North 
Church, June 21, 1724. He married first. Mar. 1, 1726, Mary, 
born July 2, 1708, died July 16, 1742 (Copps Hill gravestone), 
daughter of Nathaniel ("a sawyer") and Elizabeth Webber, of 
Charlestown; and married second, Oct. 1, 1747, Rebecca, daughter 
of Thomas and Rebecca Goodwill, who was a member of the New 
North Church. 8he inherited from her father, who was a ship- 
wright, of the fiu-m of Grant and Goodwill, one-fourth of his es- 

144 Descendants of George Holmes. [April, 

tate, her share being a house and land on Lynn (now Commercial) 
Street, and a warehouse and land on Charter Street (Suffolk Co. 
Deeds, Nov. 20, 1755.) She died in 1800, and Col. Andrew 
Symmes, her nephew, was appointed administrator of her estate, 
June 10 of that year. 

The death of Nathaniel^ Holmes is not recorded, but his will, 
which is quite Yoluminous, was admitted to probate Dec. 9, 1774. 
His widow, Rebecca, sole executrix, had " one-third of all Rents, 
Incomes & Profits of Real Estate," also one-third of personal estate ; 
'^ Daughter Rebecca to have Rents, Incomes and Profits of Farm 
and Land at Maiden ; Sugar House, Land & Premises in Back Street 
& My Houses & Lands in Charles Street in Boston ; Also one third 
of the personal estate, provided she live in the Town of Boston, but 
may live out of it, if she has her mothers Consent." 

The daughter Lydia had '' one third of Brick House & Land where 
I now dwell in middle street" (now Hanover St.), "My House & 
Land in Williams Court, My House & Land in School St. all in 
Boston & My House, Bake House and Land in Cambridge." He 
also gave her " £300 to be paid to her at her marriage for fitting 
hftr off." He ordered his executrix " to sell Real Estate and lands 
in Falmouth, Kennebec and Chelsea." Other parcels of real estate 
were, *' Small Tenement in Bennett St. ; 3 Dwelling Houses, 2 
Stores, wharf and land at Point Shirley; Mills in Georgetown; 
Twenty acres of land lying in Cape Eliz*** Survey ; i schooner Sally ; 
Sch. Elizabeth ; i Sch. William ; i Sloop America.** But notwith- 
standing so many parcels, the appraisal footed only £3805. Among 
items of personal property were mentioned " 1 Negro Girl ab 12 y" 
old £20 ** ; "1 Negro Girl £24 ** ; "1 Negro boy £20.'* 

There are no children recorded of Nathaniel and his first wife. 

Children by second wife : 

i. Rebecca,* b. Jan. 22, 1748 ; m., May 25, 1768, William Fowle, a mer- 
chant, of Charlestown; and had issue: I. Nathaniel^ b. Mar. II, 
1772; d. young. 2. Nathaniel, b. Sep. 20, 1776; d. young. 3. 
Lydia. 4. Holmes. 6. William. Suffolk Co. Probate Records. 
Vol. 98, p. 397, say, under date of June 10, 1800, that Giles Alex- 
ander was appointed guardian of Lydia Fowle, Holmes Fowle and 
William Fowle, minors above fourteen years of age, children of 
William Fowle, merchant, of Boston. Giles Alexander married 
Susanna Fowle, sister to William Fowle, the father, in 1792. 

ii. Mary, b. Sep. 2, 1750; d. young. 

iii. Nathaniel, b. Mar. 11, 1752; d. early. Not mentioned in the will 
of his father. 

iv. Lydia, b. July 17, 1768; d. Mar. 28, 1807; m. Aug. 9, 1782. John 
Bishop of Medford, distiller, son of John and Abigail (Tufts) 
Bishop. He was b. Nov. 20, 1755. Children: 1. Lydia, b. 1784; 
d. 1805; m. N. Parsons. 2. Rebecca, b. 1785; d. 1807. 8. John, 
b. 1787; d. 1830. 4. Nathaniel, b. 1790. 5. Elizabeth, b. 1791. 
* 6. William, b. 1794 ; d. 1812. See further mention of John Bishop 
under George* Holmes (12). 

12. George* Holmes (Nathaniely^ Joseph,^ George^ )j merchant, was bom 
in Boston in 1706 (?), and died in 1752. His will was made Oct. 
12, 1752, while " Being Sick and Weak in Body," and admitted to 
probate Nov. 29, 1752. He married, July 7, 1737, Ann, daughter 
of Benjamin and Ann (Everston) Mulberry. He was one of the 
selectmen of Boston, 1750-52. His inyentory amounted to £3134 

1904.] Descendants of George Holmes. 145 

personal estate, and £11,050 real estate. He owned a still house 
^ee under Nathaniel^ Holmes, 11), but left the management of it to 
t)ol. Andrew Sjmmes, who subsequently married Mary, his youngest 

lUs will was concise, but he left his wife but £300 if she should 
marry before the youngest child should reach twenty-one. He named, 
with his wife Ann, his " good friend Samuel Grant " * as executors. 
In place of Samuel Grant, the son Benjamin Mulberry^ was to be 
executor with his mother, after he arrived at the age of twenty-one. 
On Feb. 26, 1779, Ann Holmes being deceased, and Benjamin Mul- 
berry* Holmes an absentee. Col. Andrew Symmes was appointed ex- 
ecutor. The property was not fully divided until 1779. The in- 
ventory of the personal estate showed that he kept a general store, 
hardware, books, groceries, cloth, etc. The items included a negro 
woman. He owned property and held mortgages in various near-by 

Children, all bom in Boston : 

22. i. Benjamin Mulbkrry,* b. Apr. 24, 1788. 

ii. Ann, b. Dec. 26, 1739 ; d. 1772 (?) ; ra. John Downes, distiller. ChU- 
dren: NcUhaniel HolmeSy aud Mary Ann. April 16, 1773, John 
Downes was appointed their guardian, they being minors under 14. 

111. Sarah, b. June 22, 1742 ; d. Oct., 1796 (?) ; m. Willis, son of Stephen 
and Mary Hall, of Medford. Children : 1. Oeorge Holmes, b. Jan. 
8, 1763 ; lived in Brattleboro, Vermont. 2. Willis, b. Sep. 14, 1764 ; 
d. young. 3. Nathaniel, b. Mar. 12, 1767; d. young. 4. A son, not 
named, b. and d. Sep. 17, 1769. 5. Ann,h. Oct. 10, 1770. 6. Mary, 
b. Sep. 28, 1772; m. Dr. Luther Stearns of Medford, who had de- 
scendants In the Civil War, prominent as raising regiments of 
colored troops. 7. Edward, b. Jan. 19, 1778. 8. Sarah, b. Oct. 

12, 1780. 9. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 18, 1788; m. Ingraham. 10. 

Jane,m. McCluster. 

Iv. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 22, 1744; m. Henry Fowle; d. 1779, without 

V. Lydia, b. In 1746; d. in 1772 or 1773; m. John Osborn, probably son 
of James, of (3harlestown, chocolate grinder. Apr. 16, 1773, he 
was appointed guardian of his two children, John and Lydia, 

vi. Mary, b. In 1751 ; d. In the early part of 1774 ; m. as his second wife, 
Col. Andrew, b. Mar. 19, 1736, d. Apr. 9, 1797, eldest son of An- 
drew and Hannah Symmes, of Boston. He had previously m. (1) 
Oct. 20. 1763, Lydia Gale; and m. (3) Sep. 2, 1779, Mary Ann 
(Stevens) Symmes, widow of liis brother Ebenezer. Col. Symmes 
was a man of distinction ; member of the A. & H. A. Company, and 
intimate and confidential friend of John Hancock, whose aide-de- 
camp he was. He had two children, Mary, b. 1764, and Lydia, b. 
1768, by his first wife. One child, Mary Ann, b. between 1770 and 
1774, by second wife. One child, Andrew Eliot, by his third wife. 

13. Dea. Nathaniel* Holmes (Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel,'^ George^), " yeo- 
man, alias cordwainer/* was born in Dorchester, Apr. 30, 1698, and 
died in Stoughton, May 8, 1790. lie married first, Dec. 5, 1723, 
in Boston, Sarah, bom Aug. 17, 1702, died Dec. 1, 1756, daugh- 
ter of Philip and Thankful (Pond) Withington ; and married 
second, Nov. 15, 1758, Sarah, born June 21, 1699, died Sep, 3, 
1778 (gravestone), daughter of Joseph and Dorothy Ellis of Dedham. 
He moved to Stoughton in 1742, where he held many town offices 
and was an influential and highly respected citizen. He was the first 

* Sftmuel Grant was senior partner of Grant & Goodwill, shipbuilders. 

146 Descendants of George Holmes. [April, 

deaooD of the first church at its organization. He was the ancestor 
of all of the name Holmes in that section. He lived just south of the 
centre, on what is now Morton St., and the old cellar-hole of his 
house is still to be seen. 

Aug. 16, 1724, "Nath Holmes laid hold on y« Covenant." (Dor- 
chester Church Records, p. 235.) June 11, 1727, "Admitted unto 
Full Com : Nath. Holmes & His wife." (Ilnd, p. 239.) 

He was a partner in the Land Bank scheme of 1740. In 1764 
he deeded to his sons real estate in Stoughton, viz: to Samuel, 
eighty acres with buildings for £80 ; to Nathaniel, fifty-one acres and 
buildings for £66 ; to Philip, fifty-one acres and buildings for £66 ; 
to John, ninety-three acres and buildings, also seven acres in an- 
other parcel, for £300. (Suffolk Co. Deeds, vol. 102, p. 27.) He 
had no children by his second wife. 

Children by first wife, all bom in Dorchester : 

i. Mary,* b. Oct. 12, 1724; d. July 21, 1761 (gravestone), unmarried. 

23. ii. Samuel, b. Sep. 4, 1726 ; d. May 26, 1786. 

24. ill. Nathaniel, b. Oct. 1, 1728. 

26. iv. Philip, b. Apr. 22, 1731; d. Mar. 2, 1796. 

V. Sarah, b. Mar. 16, 1783; d. July 23. 1764 (gravestone) ; m. Dec. 7, 
1752, Dr. Nathan, b. Nov. 26, 1730, d. May 23, 1761, son of Rev. 
Nathan and Margaret Bucknam of Medway. He was a practising 
physician in Stoughton, where be d. and was baried. His grave, 
as well as that of his wife, is marked by a stone in a good state 
of preservation. His place of flf ty-four acres with buildings was 
sold to Samuel Brackett by Nathaniel^ Holmes (24), his brother- 
in-law, who was administrator of the estate. Children : 1. Sarah, 
b. Sep. 12, 1763; m. Dec. 3, 1773, Lemuel Bird. 2. Margaret, b. 
Apr. 16, 1766. 3. Litcy, b. Apr. 4, 1767; m. Jan. 1, 1778, Joshaa 
Clapp. 4. Anna, b. Feb. 16, 1769. 6. Martf (?). 
vi. Ann, also called Anna, b. Apr. 21, 1736; m. Oct. 27, 1767, Samuel, 
b. May 14, 1733, d. iu Stoughton, June 3, 1776, yeoman and cabinet 
maker, son of Samuel and Abigail (Withington) Paul of Dorches- 
ter. They had one child, Abigail, b. in Stoughton, Aug. 13, 1758, 
who d. unmarried. He m. (2) Feb. 23, 1764, Hannah, dau. of Ezra 
and Mary (Feu ton) Fisher of Stoughton. 

14. Ebenezer* Holmes (Ebenezer,^ Nathaniel^^ George^), born in Dor- 
chester, Nov. 16, baptized Nov. 20, 1701, Thanksgiving Day, mar- 
ried in Dorchester, Jan. 13, 1724, Mary, born Apr. 14, 1703, died 
Feb. 8, 1752 (?), daughter of Joseph and Jane (Vose) Houghton 
of Milton. 

March 28, 1727, ** Ebenezer Holmes and wife Mary (which Mary 
is granddaughter to Nathaniel Wales, late of Boston, Dec^ and an 
Heir to part of his estate) in consideration of seven Pounds paid by 
Joseph Weld of Roxbury, yeoman " sold one-twentieth part of com* 
mon lands laid out in Dorchester, and now in Stoughton. (Suffolk 
Co. Deeds, vol. 57, p. 20.) 

Children, all born in Dorchester : 

i. Ruth,* b. Nov. 7, 1725. 

ii. Ebenezer, b. Aug. 18, 1727. 

iii. Abigail, b. July 20, 1729; m. (1) John, son of Edward and Sarah 
(Gill) Glover of Milton. They resided in Milton, where their chil- 
dren were bom. He was in the French and Indian war. Children : 
John, b. 1763; Lemuel, b. 1754; Edward, b. 1757; ^6yaA, b. 1769. 
She m. (2) Benjamin Stilson of Stoughton, and removed there, 

1904.] Descendants of George Holmes^ 147 

llylDg near the Bandolph line. Three children by her second hus- 
band: Elisabeth, b. 1762; Elisha, b. 1765; Nehemiah, b. 1767. 

15. Nathaniel* Holmes* (Jehosophaty* Ndlhaniei,* George^), born in 

Pomfret, Conn., July 5, 1723, married first, Nov. 11, 1742, in 
Brooklyn, Conn., <' Desier " Spicer; and married second, Apr. 21, 
1748, in Pomfret, Mary Morris. The latter may, however, have 
been a first marriage, or perhaps, in both cases, it was another Na- 
thaniel. The death of Mary, wife of Nathaniel, is recorded as Feb. 
10, 1752, but this must be an error for 1772. 
Children of Nathaniel and Mary, recorded at Pomfret : 

1. Jonathan,* b. Mar. 19, 1748. 

ii. Maky, b. Oct. 19, 1760; d. Oct. 26. 1761. 

ill. David, b. Nov. 13, 1768. 

Iv. John, b. Dec. 27, 1766; d. Oct. 26, 1764. 

▼. Nathaniel, b. Aug. 14, 1760. 

▼i. JosANiAH, b. Jan. 20, 1768. 

▼ii. Mary, b. Apr. 24, 1766. 

16. Ebenezer^ HoLMEsf (JehosophcU,* Nathaniel,^ George^), bom in 

Pomfret, Conn., Sept. 28, 1728, died July 17, 1797. He married, 
May 15, 1758, in Pomfret, Lucy Nichols, who died May 22, 1822. 
Children, all bom in Pomfret : 

I. Lucrr,» b. Feb. 8, 1764. 

Ii. Sarah, b. Dec. 21, 1766. 

ill. Ann, b. Jan. 20, 1768. 

iv. Ebbnkzbr, b. Mar. 22, 1760. 

V. Bsther, b. Oct. 16, 1762. 

vl. Lemuel, b. July 18, 1766; d. Nov. 6, 1808. 

vii. Pbrley, b. Feb. 24, 1768. 

vlil. Rebecca, b. Aug. 29, 1770; d. Mar. 12, 1771. 

17. Capt. Samuel* Holmes (Samudy^ Joking George^)^ born in Dedham, 

Apr. 21, 1699, died in Dedham, Oct. 1, 1754. It will be noticed 
that he and his two unmarried sons died within a few days of each 
other. All three were buried in what is now Norwood. The name 
of Holmes is extinct in this branch. 

Capt. Samuel was a constituent member of the second, or South, 
Church in Dedham. He married, Mar. 31, 1730, Hannah Crane of 
Dedham, who died at South Dedham, " Dec. 25, 1764, aged nearly 
seventy years." 

Children, all bom in Dedham : 

1. Samuel,* b. June 9, 1731 ; d. Mar. 20, 1732. 

il. Mary, b. Aug. 1, 1732 : d. June 1, 1766; m., Apr. 17, 1765, Jonathan, 
son of Ebenezer and Judith Dean. He marched, in answer to the 
alarm of Apr. 19, 1776, in Capt. William Bullard's company; and 
also was nineteen days at Castle Island. He m. (2) May 8, 1766, J 
Elizabeth, dan. of Thomas and Mary (Sumner) Balch, of So. 

By Mary he had Jonathan, b. Aug. 26, 1762; d. Mar. 14, 1790; 
who also served in Revolution. 

Hi. Samukl, b. Sept. 3, 1734; d. Sept. 28. 1764. 

iv. Stephen, b. Sept. 3, 1734; d. Sept. 29, 1764. 

• Copied from Waldo Genealogy, 
t Copied from Waldo Genealo^. 

X This date is taken from the Balch Genealo^, but is an error, as the first wife did 
not die antil June, 1766, according to Dedham Records. 

150 Descendants of Oeorge Holmes. [April, 

tized Nov. 17, 1745, at tlie time its father was received into the 
church. He married first, Oct. 9, 1734, in Boston, Hannah Hastings 
of Dedham, who died on her husband's birthday, Oct. 20, 1745 ; and 
he married second, Feb. 26, 1747, Joanna, bom Oct. 19, 1722, 
daughter of Samuel Kingsbury of Walpoie. 
Children by first wife, all born in Dedham : 

i. Melatiah,* b. Feb. 4, 1735; m. July 3, 1756, Jonathan, son of Dea- 
con Jonathan and Anne (Aldis) Onion of Dedham. 

il. Krbecca, b. Sept. 22, 1738; d. unmarried(?). 

iii. Abigail, b. June 10, 1741. 

iv. Aaron, b. Nov. 15, 1748. 

V. Hannah, b. Oct. 20, 1745 ; d. Oct. 20, 1745.* 

vl. OuvE, b. Oct. 20, 1745; m. Aug:. 21, 1783, Joseph Whittemore of 
Sharon. No children recorded in Sharon or neighboring towns. 

Children by second wife : 
vil. Eliphalet, b. May 23, 1748 ; no further record, 
viii. Sibyl, b. Mar. 11, 1749; no further record. 

21. Nathaniel* Holmes {Samuel^* John^ George^^^ called Nathaniel 

"2d" in some records, born in Dedham, in 1715, married, Dec. 16, 

1740, Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Mary Pettee, who was bom 

in Weymouth, July 20, 1716. He removed to Dedham about 1720. 

They had four children, the first two born in Dedham, the last two 

bom in S tough ton, although all born in the same house, the town 

boundary having been changed in the meantime. 
Children : 

i. Nathaniel,* b. Dec. 17, 1741. There was a Nathaniel Homes, or 
Holmes, in the Revolution credited to Stou^hton, who enlisted for 
three years. There seems to be no other Nathaniel to whom this 
would apply, all others beiog accounted for. Nothing further 
than this can be obtained of him. 

ii. Zkphaniau, b. Dec. 8, 1743. 

iii. Benjamin, b. Feb. 14, 1745; d. Feb. 12, 1748, aged "3 yrs. wanting 
2 dys." (Dedhara Church Records.) 

iv. Sarah, b. Jan. 21, 1747. 

22. Benjamin Mulberry* Holmes ( George* Nathaniel,^ Joseph,'^ George^ ), 

distiller, was born in Boston, Apr. 24, 1738, and died in Halifax or 
England, in 1781. He married, in 1761, Mary, daughter of Stephen 
and Mary Hall of Medford, and sister to Willis Hall, who married 
Sarah* Holmes, a sister to this Benjamin.* He was a Royalist, and, 
like many others, was obliged to leave the country ; but being one 
of the executors of his father*s estate, he managed to get more than 
his share into his possession. The writer is of the opinion that he 
died in England, but cannot present any definite authority for the 
statement. A copy of a letter received from him, dated Halifax, 
May 25, 177G, is to be found in the Suffolk Co. Probate Records, 
vol. 78, p. 447. 

He had two children, and most likely they, as well as his wife, 
went away with him. It is quite probable that this branch of the 
Holmes family is extinct, at least in this country. 
Children : 

1. Grorge,« b. Oct. 6, 1762. 

ii. Mary. 

[To be concluded.] 

*The Dedham town record says Hannah died Oct. 20, 1745. The church record says 
she was bapt. Nov. 17» 1745, but the latter is an error. The surviving chUd was Olive. 

From painting by G. N Fauf hi 

Second Church, Hanover Street, Boston 

( Pulled (l«iwn 1S44) 

1904.] Early Bells of Paul Revere. 151 


By ABTHTm H. Nicholb, M.D., of Boston, 
Member of the Ancient Society of College Youths, London. 

In the year 1788, Paul Revere, patriot and versatile craftsman 
of keen artistic sense, established a furnace for heavy castings at 
his foundry on Lynn street, now Commercial street, corner of Fos- 
ter street, in Boston, where, within a few years, he undertook the 
production of churclinbells. This business was successfully prose- 
cuted until his death, in 1818, at the age of eighty-nine years, dur- 
ing which period more than two hundred bells were turned out. 
The original foundry having been damaged extensively by the mem- 
orable gale of October 9, 1804, which carried away the steeple of 
Christ Church and the roof of the present tower of King's Chapel, 
the work of casting was transferred to Revere's estate in Canton, 
still in the possession of his descendants. 

Early in the eighteenth century, bell-founding had attained a 
high degree of perfection ; long practical experience having led to 
the adoption of a uniform design, or pattern, corresponding very 
nearly in contour to the quadrant of an ellipse, the mathematical 
curve which harmonizes with the law of acoustics. In theory an 
instrument moulded in this shape should emit a series of sounds 
called the tonic, or fundamental ; its third and fifth ; its octave 
above, called nominal ; and its octave below, or hum-note. In 
practice, however, founders learned the advantage of shortening 
the bell and thus sharpening, or raising, the hum-note in order to 
prevent the over-powering of the sub-notes by its prolonged drone, 
or nasal twang, which in the Spanish bells, designed of greater 
height, affects the ear so unpleasantly. This defection from the 
chord does not, as might be expected, convey a sense of discord ; 
on the contrary, by the deflection of the modified note into a sepa- 
rate plane, as ingeniously suggested by Canon Simpson, the more 
tuneful fundamentals and nominals are rendered prominent, espe- 
cially when the bells are struck in rapid succession, each making a 
complete revolution to each blow. At the same time the ear is de- 
lighted by the frequent resolution of these discords into concords, 
which must take place if a ring of bells is correctly attuned. It is 
this sequence of striking harmonic effects that constitutes the ground 
plan of scientific change ringing, wherein melody is relegated to the 
back-^ound. This principle of advanced music, always appreciatad 
by the English ringing guilds, has been expanded in the art of con- 
structing counterpoint, in which, under certain conditions, discords 
are admitted with beautiful effect ; and the application of this same 
theory of harmonics has imparted brilliancy and endurance to many 
of the best classical compositions. 

152 Early Bells of Paul Revere. [April, 

It is desirable to explain that these harmonic effects are not pro- 
duced by the system of chiming as commonly practised in America, 
in accordance with which psalm-tunes are slowly hammered out by 
means of an electrical or other mechanical makeshift, the bells being 
rigidly bolted mouth downward to an immovable beam. It is only 
in change ringing, when the bells are moved with velocity upon the 
principle of the pendulum rather than that of the cart wheel, and 
each managed by a separate ringer, that the carrying power and 
harmonic blending of the sound waves is fully developed. This fas- 
cinating art, at one time cultivated in Boston, New York and Phila- 
delphia, became lost and virtually forgotten in this country after the 

As to the component parts of bell metal, the proper proportions 
of copper to tin (about 13 to 4) necessary to ensure the maximum 
resonance consistent with safe brittleness, was well known to found- 
ers of the seventeenth century, although the law of atomic weights 
or chemical equivalents had not then been discovered. A knowl- 
edge of these fundamental laws, however, was not alone adequate 
to secure the production of a superior instrument ; and if many of 
Revere's early bells must be allowed to be of inferior quality, this 
would be the natural result of his want of practical experience and 
early training ; for without such qualifications he could hardly have 
evolved the various empirical rules and delicate processes by which 
the English founders had learned to mould that homogeneous, tena- 
cious and elastic amalgam essential to the production of perfect 
vibration. For instance, it would appear that in fusing his metals 
he did not at first appreciate the importance of maintaining a com- 
paratively low temperature in order to throw off, in the form of 
scoria or dross, certain impurities which are reduced by greater heat 
and thus retained within the amalgam, to the detriment of its sound- 

E reducing qualities. Nor could he have appreciated what has since 
een demonstrated, viz. : the marked difference which exists in the 
brittleness and sonorous properties of both copper and tin from in- 
dividual mines. Moreover, none of his bells show traces of any at- 
tempt to correct errors of tone by grinding, now accomplished by 

Before this venture of Revere's, the art of bell-founding was prac- 
tically unknown in America, though a few bells had been cast in 
the colonies, notably the second Liberty bell,f made by Pass and 

♦ In the tower of Christ Church, Philadelphia, is erected a tablet commemorating the 
onlyjperfect peal ever achieved in America. This '* peal-board " records that on June 
9, 18m), was successfully rung in three hoars and fifteen minutes the composition known 
to the fraternity as Holt's ten part peal of Grandsire Triples, consisting of 5040 changes. 
The band was made up of some '* CoUeee Youths " who had just completed an en* 
gagement as hand-bell ringers under the auspices of P. T. Bamum, augmented bj 
other English ringers who chanced to be in that city. The peal was conducted by the 
late H. W. Haley, one of the most expert London rmgers and composers. 

t On June 17, 1903, this bell, escorted by a numerous delegation of civic dignitaries 
from Philadelphia, was drawn in procession through Boston, and displayea on the 

1904,] Early Bella of Paul Revere. 153 

Snow, in 1753, for the Provincial Assembly of Pennsylvania, and 
weighing 2089 lbs. And yet the first New England colonists had 
broaght &om the '* Ringing Island " a love of the sound of the mu- 
sical bells, and their churches were supplied with bells of a light 
calibre imported from England. Thus Prince speaks of a bell on 
the first house for public worship in Newtown, now Cambridge, in 
1632 ; and there exist records of others in Salem, 1638 ; in Boston 
on the First Church, 1641 ; Watertown, 1648 ; Charlestown, 1657 ; 
Maiden, 1658; and Hadley, 1670. 

While many of the delicate details essential to the creation of a mu- 
sical bell were therefore unknown to Revere, no better models could 
have been found than those at his command in the towers and steeples 
of Boston and vicinity. With the sweet-toned ring of Christ Church, 
distant but a few hundre<> feet from his foundry, he had long been 
familiar, having been one of the ringers of that tower* ; and within 
the radius of hsJf a mile were the fine bells of Brattle Square Church 
(3694 lbs.), the gift of Gov. Hancock in 1772; of Bang's Chapel 
(2475 lbs.), hung June 12, 1772; and of the Old South Church 
(1200 lbs.), bought with a Ifegacy of £200 from Capt. Timothy 

It was doubtless with a consciousness of deficiencies in methods 
that, in 1804, Joseph Warren Revere, who four years before had 
become associated with his father in business, visited England and 
the Clontinent in order to acquire all available information pertain- 
ing to the manufacture of brass and copper. After his return, it is 
certain that finer castings were produced, until, in 1816, a heavy 
bell was made for King's Chapel, t which for homogeneous casting, 
power, grandeur and mellowness of tone can hardly be surpassed. 
Its minor chord, or harmonious discord, gives it distinct identity, 
and the writer recalls that often on a quiet night, when the bells of 
the city were being rung for fire, its ponderous boom could be dis- 
tinguished above all others. As shown, however, by the late H. P. 
Munroe, who was endowed with a phenomenal perception for deli- 
cate musical sounds, this bell could form no part of a ring, or 
chime ; since, by the resolution of its harmonics by the consonant 
vibration of other bells attuned to the same key, the most dissonant, 
doleftd combinations would result. 

It is a curious fact that inferior bells when placed in a favorable 
environment may emit a pleasing sound ; hence some of Revere's 
bells,* hung in a lofty belfry, upon a hill top, or in a plain surrounded 
by hills, have attained a fair reputation, though in reality their nomi- 
nals, or tonics, may vary widely from a true chord. As a practical 
ringer Revere excelled in his hangings and fittings, and his bells 
being therefore evenly adjusted, and swinging with velocity, were 

♦ See ant€^ p. 70. 

t The English bell had been cracked while being tolled for eyening service, May 8, 


Early Bella of Paul Revere. 


easily managed and their sounds fully brought out. To Revere is 
to be accorded the honor of introducing a new handicraft; into Massa- 
chusetts, while his meritorious endeavor to excel in all branches of 
campanology should endear his name to the devotees of that art. 
After his death, the business was carried on by his son Joseph, un- 
til, iA 1828, it passed to the Revere Copper Company, which never 
undertook bell-casting. 

The following illustration of Revere's method of hanging shows 
stop-stay, slider and ground-truck. 

In connection with the loss of many historic bells, we must de- 
plore the frequent manner of their destruction at the hands of a 
bungling sexton by clappering, or striking a heavy blow when the 
instrument is at rest in a fixed position, a malpractice not permitted 
by English ringing guilds. It was by such an abuse that the first 
Liberty bell was cracked, shortly after being raised to the steeple ; 
and its successor was likewise broken, when being tolled on July 8, 
1835, as a mark of respect to the memory of Chief Justice John 
Marshall of Virginia, then lying dead in Philadelphia. By some 
American founders an especial instrument for the speedy destruction 
of their bells is supplied in the shape of a supplementary tolling 
hammer, which is quite superfluous, inasmuch as tolling is in reality 
easily performed by swinging the bell. On occasions of mourning, 
a still more impressive effect is secured by the half-muffled peal of 
six, eight or ten bells, in which the clappers, reinforced on one side 
by a disk of leather, emit alternately a series of full and then sup- 
pressed tones. The twelve heavy bells of St. Paul's, London, were 
thus pealed by the " College Youths " upon the decease of the late 
President McKinley, in 1902. 

The following list is believed to include every bell inscribed with 
the name of Paul Revere as founder. All bells made later were 

First Church, Roxburv 

From painting by C N. Faufht 

King's Chapel, Boston 

1904.] Early Bells of Paul Revere. 155 

probably marked Paul Revere and Son, or Revere and Co. 

No. Date. Weight. 

I. 1792. For the Second church on Hanover Street, Bos- 911 lbs. 

ton, called the New Brick, and later the Cock- 
erel church. It bears the Inscription : << The 
First Church Bell cast in Boston, in 1792, by 
Paul Revere." Many porosities may be seen 
in its haunch, while its sound is of short duration, 
harsh and panny. Hung in a lofty belfry, it 
was very noisy when rung for fire; and the 
less discordant bell of the New North Church 
was swung at morning, noon and night After 
the destruction of the steeple in the gale of 1870, 
on which occasion the swaying of the HoUis 
Street Church spire was watched by the writer, 
the bell was removed, in 1871, from the tower 
and stored until sold, in 1901, to the St. James 
Church, in Cambridge. The original bell of the 
New Brick Church, raised in 1743, was sold in 
1780, and given, in 1783, by John Hancock to 
the Third Church in Jamaica Plain. It bore the 
inscription : <' Thomas Lester of London made 
me, 1742.*' Its weight was 342 lbs. ; its cost, 
$333.33. It was replaced by a larger bell in 
1821. The larger bell of the Old North Meet- 
ing House, weighing 500 lbs., removed from this 
church when, during the winter of 1775, it was 
unnecessarily pulled down for fuel by permis- 
sion of the ]^ritish commander, was hung in its 
place, and cracked in 1792. Incidentally it 
may be mentioned that in tliis same year, 1792, 
a bell, still in use, weighing more than one ton, 
was cast at the Hope furnace, in Rhode Island, 
for the First Baptist Meeting House in Provi- 

The Town of Amherst, 638. 

Y6t Capt Lane, 50. 

The Town of Westford, 675. 

The Academy of Westford, 120. 

The Church at Hallowell, 1 GO. 

The Church at Marshfield, 673. 

The Church at Cohasset, 735. 

The Frigate building in Boston,* 150. 

The Town of Newbury port, afterward sold to the 

town of Bradford, 750. 

II. " The Town of Groveland, Mass., bearing the famil- 

iar inscription : 695. 

" The living to the church I call, 
And to the grave I summon all." 

•The Conifttii^Mm, whose keel was laid in Nov., 1794. She was launched Oct. 21, 
1797, and first set sail July 20, 1798. The bell numbered 23, which is of more appropri- 
ate weight, was probably substituted for that numbered 9. The other frigate, Boston ^ 
bailt atmrt's wharf, was not begun till Aug., 1798. 




















Early Bella of Paul Revere. 





. 1796, 





















The Town of New Bedford, 

The Town of Portland, 

The Town of Dover, N. H., 

The Town of Sudbury, 

The Town of Falmouth, 

The Town of Boston : The Rev*. Mr. Kirkland's 

Society, or New South, at Church Green, 
The Town of Thomastown, a present from Gen. 

Enox, recast in 1822, 
The Town of Ipswich. According to tradition, 
Abram Perkins with his team hauled this bell 
from the foundry. 
The Town of Providence, for a school, 
The Town of Sandwich, for the Academy, 
For St John's Church, Portsmouth, N. H. The 
original bell, weighing 600 lbs., was given to the 
society, in 1745, by the officers of the New 
Hampshire regiment, having been brought, with 
much other loot, from Louisbourg after the cap- 
ture of that stronghold in the same year. It 
was hung in the steeple, at the western end of 
the wooden edifice built in 1732. Broken in 
1797, it was recast by Revere in the same year. 
On the morning of Dec 24, 1806, when the 
church was destroyed by fire, the font of Por- 
phyritic marble, taken by Capt. John T. Mason 
at the capture of Senegal, from the French, in 
1758, and given in 1761 to the church by his 
daughters, was saved by the personal efforts of 
Alexander Ladd ; but the bell was damaged, and 
was therefore again recast by Revere, in 1807. 
For^a third time, it was recast by the Blake 
Bell Co., in 1896. 
The Frigate Constitution, 
The Town of Northfield, Mass., 
The Town of Petersham, Mass., 
The Town of Dedham, for the Court House, 
The Town of Roxbury, recast by Revere and Co. 

in 1819, 
The Town of Worcester, 
The Town of Bridgewater, for a school. 
The ship Miza, 
The ship [unknown], 
For Gen. Moultrie, South Carolina, 
The Town of Wenham, 
The Town of Haverhill, 
The Town of Boscawen, N. H., 
The Town of Greenfield, 
The Town of Exeter, N. H., 
The Town of Brookfield, 

The Town of Pownalborough, now Wiscasset, Me., 
On Aug. 3, 1900, was celebrated the anniversary 
















1904.] Descendants of John Hill. 157 

of the raising of this bell to the belfry of the 
First Church, erected on the site of the present 
edifice, when its history was related in an address 
given by R. K. Sewall, of Wiscasset. It was 
brought from Boston in a ship of which Capt 
Joseph Choate was master. It cost, at 2'. 6^. 
per pound, $416. Bills for hanging, as well as 
for liquor used on the occasion, are preserved 
among the town records. 

The Town of Walpole, N. H., 936. 

The Town of Warren, R. I., 1292. 

The Town of Sunderland, 958. 

The Town of Greenland, N. H., 720. 

The Town of Weston, 968. 

The Town of Amherst, N. H., the gift of Perkins 

Nichols, a merchant of Bioston, son of Gen. 
Moses Nichols of Amherst, N. H., 
46. " The Town of Milford, N. H., the gift of Perkins - — 
Nichols; removed in 1781 to the town house. 

For many details relating to Col. Revere, as well as for the record 
of the early bells of Massachusetts, the writer is indebted to the 
valuable researches of Elbridge H. Gross, Esq., of Melrose. 














Bj J. Ga&dner Bartlbtt, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 

1. JoHN^ Hill is first mentioned in the Dorchester Records as follows: 
*' Jan. 6, 1633-4. It is agreed that the great lotts from Mr. Rosciter's to 
John Hills lott tow[ard] Naponset in bredth and eight score in length shall 
be forthwith enclosed by good sufficient Pale/* etc. He was born probably 
about 1602, and was in Dorchester, and a land holder there, as early as 
1 633. Search for his English ancestry is now being made, and results, if 
any, will be published later. 

There are reasons for believing that he came from the vicinity of Chard, 
in Somersetshire, England, about eight miles north of Lyme Regis. The 
Visitation of Somersetshire in 1 623 gives the pedigree of a Hill family, of 
Poandsford, in which a John^ Hill is mentioned as the tenth and youngest 
ton of William* of Poundsford {Roger, ^ WiUiam^). This John* Hill was 
bom circa 1571, had a son John,* yeoman, living in Chaffcombe, a parish 
three miles east of Chard, of age but unmarried in 1628, but who had re- 
moved from there before 1633. 

Dorchester records show that John^ Hill had land granted on Feb. 18, 
1636, Jan. 2, 1637-8, and March 18, 1638. There is no evidence that he 
was a member of the church, and the style of his will is totally different 

158 Descendants of John Hill. [April, 

from that in vogue among the religious Puritan colonists. Not having 
been a church member he could not have been a freeman ; and there is no 
record of his having held any public offices. It has been commonly stated 
that John Hill of Dorchester was a blacksmith, but nothing appears to 
substantiate this assertion, and the inventory of his estate indicates that he 
was a farmer.* His residence, after 1 644, was in that part of Dorchester 
called Uncaty, and later set off as Milton. On Feb. 14, 1733-4, represen- 
tatives of all his children who had issue sold out their interests in his rights 
in the undivided lands in Stoughton. (Suffolk Co. Deeds.) "John Hill of 
the Great Lotts Departed out of this Life the 31^ Day of May 1664." 
His will, made 11 Apr., 1660, mentions eldest son John Hill, son Samuel, 
who had been helpful to him in his infirm days, daughter Mary who had 
received her portion, and friends Thomas Tilestone and John IViinot The 
bulk of his estate was left to wife Frances " for her maintenance and for 
the bringing up of my children " ; at her death the property was to be di- 
vided among the nine youngest children, or such of them as survive. In- 
ventory mentions horses, cattle, swine, crops, and " husbandry tools " ; 
value of estate £287. 1. 0. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) John Hill married, 

probably in England, about 1629, Frances , who was bom about 

1608, admitted to Dorchester Church about 1638, and survived him. On 
Feb. 13, 1667-8, the widow Hill was taxed on eighteen acres in the " greate 
lotts " ; but she died before 1680. 
Children : 

2. i. John,* b. about 1630, probably in England. 

ii. Frances, b. about 1632, perhaps in Dorchester; dismissed to the 
church at Tauuton, June 28, 1674 ; m. as his second wife, Dec. 14, 
1667, Jonas Austin, Sr., of Tauuton, who d. there July 80, 1683. 
She d. in Dorchester, Nov. 18, 1676. No children. 

iii. Rebkcca, b. about 1634, in Dorchester; admitted to the Dorchester 
church, Feb. 12, 1664-5; dismissed to the Taunton church, Feb. 
18, 1671-2 ; m. Feb. 25, 1667-8, Joseph Gray of Taunton, who sur- 
vived her. She d. May 13, 1676, Three children, of whom the 
eldest sou, Joseph, b. Dec. 31, 1670, signed the deed of 1734. 

iv. Mary, b. about 1636 ; m. Feb. 12, 1656-7, Thomas Breck. They soon 
joiued the new settlement at Sherborn where they afterwards 
resided. She d. Aug. 15, 1726; he d. Apr. 23, 1703. Eleven chil- 
8. V. Samuel, b. and bapt. about 1638. 
4. vi. Jonathan, bapt. July 12, 1640. 

vii. Hannah, bapt. in Dec. 1641 ; admitted to Dorchester church, Mar. 
9, 1661-2; dismissed to Taunton church, Feb. 18, 1671-2; m. 
about 1662, Daniel Fisher of Taunton. Nine children, of whom 
the eldest son, Daniel^ b. Dec. 22, 1663, signed the deed of 1784. 

Till. Mercy, bapt. Jan. 8, 1642-3; m. Elkanah Willis of Bridgewater, 
who d. Dec. 12, 1711 ; d. July 7, 1709. At least two children, of 
whom the son, Nalhaniely b. in Jan. 1678-9, signed the deed of 

ix. Ruth, b. in Aug, 1644; m. July 19, 1664, Roger Willis; settled in 
Sudbury, where she d. Sept, 1, 1736, the last survivor of the children 
of John^ Hill, and a signer of the deed of 1734. Eight children, 
b. in Dorchester and Sudbury. 

♦ The writer is of the opinion that John Hill of Plymouth, in 1630, was identical 
with John Hill, blacksmith, of Boston, who was admitted to the church there in JuIt, 
1641, became freeman Mav 18, 1642, joined the Artillery Co. in 1643, and died July 
21, 1646, leaving a widow Margaret. 

There was another John Hill early in Boston, a member of the church, admitted 
freeman May 6, 1646, and joined the Artillery Co. in 1647. It has been proved that 
William Hill of Dorchester, in 1633, came from Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, and that he 
was not a brother of John Hill of Dorchester. 

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5. z. Ebknbzer. 

xl. ISRAKL, resided in Dorchester, and was a carpenter; served in King 
Fhilip*s War on garrison daty at Medtield and Wrentham. (Bodge's 
King Philip's War.) Administration on the estate of Israel Hill, 
** slain by the heathen in the country's service," was given to his 
brother Ebenezer Hill, July 31, 1677; inventory mentions a sword 
and belt, and carpenter's tools. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) He was 
probably unmarried, 

zii. Martha, bapt. Aug. 20, 1648 ; no further record. 

xiii. Mehitablb, bapt. Feb. 18, 1650-1 ; lived in Dorchester, where she 
*• assented to government of the church," March 6, 1676-7 ; d. un- 
married, March 5, 1679, her brother Samuel Hill being adminis- 
trator. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) 

2. John* Hill {Johv}) was bom about 1630. In 1657 he joined a 
party who purchased from the Indians a large tract of land on the 
then frontier beyond Medfield, where they settled and which later 
became the town of Sherbom. Here he was active in the affairs of 
the new settlement, and improved a large farm on which he resided 
until his death, Jan. 23, 1717-18. His will, dat«d Dec. 10, 1717, 
mentions son-in-law James Adams and daughter Abigail his wife, 
to whom he had deeded, Feb. 18, 1712-13, one-half of hb home- 
stead ; eldest son Samuel Hill ; sons Ebenezer, John and Eleazer 
Hill ; heirs of daughter Abigail Leland ; daughter Mary Ellis ; 
heirs of daughter Hannah ; heir of daughter Sarah. Executors, 
son Samuel Hill and Ebenezer Bullard, his wife's son. (Middlesex 
Co. Probate.) John* Hill married first, about 1653, Hannah 

, who was a legatee of the will of Abraham Martin of Reho- 

both, and who died in Nov., 1690; and he married second, about 
1 693, Elizabeth, who died Dec. 1, 1719, the widow of Benjamin 
Bullard of Sherbom. 

Children by first wife, iii. to vii. recorded in Medfield : 

6. i. Samuel,* b. about 1654. 

7. il. Ebenezer, b. about 1656. 

iii. Abigail, b. Feb, 2, 1657-8; m. Nov. 6, 1678, Hopestill Leland of 
Sherborn, b. Nov. 15, 1653, d. Aug. 19, 1729; d. Oct. 5, 1689. 
Four children. 

8. iv. John, b. Mar. U, 1660-1. 

V. Mary, b. Oct. 28, 1662; m. in Boston, Apr. 7, 1698, as his second 
wife, John Ellis of that part of Med field later Med way, who was 
b. Apr. 26, 1646, and d. Nov. 14, 1716. She d. Mar. 8, 1729. One 

9. Ti. Eleazer, b. June 29, 1664. 

vii. Johnson, b. June 22, 1666 ; no further record ; probably d. young. 
Tiii. Hannah, b. about 1668; m. Sept. 30, 1686, Daniel Pond, Jr., of 

Wrentham, who d. after 1734. She d. June 2, 1691. Two children. 
ix. Sarah, b. about 1670 ; m. July 28, 1691, John Perry, Jr., of Sherborn, 

who was b. Dec. 24, 1667. One child. 

Child by second wife : 
X. Abigail (second), b. June 10, 1695 ; m. Jan. 1, 1712-13. James Adams 
of Sherbom, who was b. July 7, 1693, and d. Jan. 14, 1727-8. She 
d. Sept. 17, 1736. Six children. 

3. Samuel* Hill {Johr}) is stated, in Dorchester Records, to have 
been bom in 1 640, but his brother Jonathan^ Hill was baptized in 
July of that year, and the church records also state that Samuel* 
HiU was baptized in 1 638, so he was probably bom in the latter 
year. * His residence was Dorchester, except that he Uved for a 


160 Descendants of John Hill. [April, 

short time, about 1700-1703, on Spectacle Island in Boston har- 
bor, (Suffolk Co. Deeds.) In deeds he is styled husbandman, and 
he appears to have been in poor circumstances most of his life, as 
there are several records of assistance given him by the town. He 
died Jan. 12, 1708-9, intestate ; his son-in-law Charles Redman was 
appointed administrator, in 1717. The names of heirs are not 
given. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) He married, about 1667, Martha 

, who died in Dorchestor, Sept 13, 1715. 

Children, recorded in Dorchester : 

i. Martha,' b. Dec. 20, 1667; m. Feb. 10, 1688-9, Charles Redman of 
Milton and Stoughton, who was b. Aag. 16, 1666. Seven children. 

10. il. John, b. Dec. 20, 1669. 

iii. Thankful, b. Jan. 31, 1671-2; m.Feb. 10, 1688-9, Thomas Lamb of 
Dorchester. One child is recorded there, after which their names 
disappear from Dorchester records, and they perhaps removed to 
the vicinity of Stonington, Conn. 

iv. Mary, b. Aug. 31, 1674; d. Nov. 16, 1676. 

V. Samuel, b. Sept. 12, 1676; d. Sept. 19, 1676. 

vi. Israel, b. July 11, 1679; bapt. and admitted to Dorchester church, 
Feb. 22, 1701-2; the same year, was crippled by an accident 
(Chureh Records) ; resided in Dorchester until his death, Dec. 5, 
1742 ; probably nnmarried. 

11. vii. JosiAH, b. Jan. 1, 1681-2. 

12. viii. Georoe (perhaps). 

IS. iz. Thomas, b. June 8, 1687. 

4. Jonathan^ Hill {John}), baptized in Dorchester, July 12, 1640, as- 
sented to the government of Dorchester church, Mar. 5, 1676-7. 
The Dorchester records state that in 1668 he received £1. 7. 5 for 
military service at the " Castle." Apr. 20, 1669, he and others were 
warned by the selectmen ** in regard to their orderly walking and 
submitting to seemly government." He moved to Bridge water about 
1678, where he afterwards resided. In deeds he is called tailor. On 
Feb. 2, 1708-9, Jonathan Hill, Sr., of Bridgewater, with consent of 
his wife Mary, conveyed to his son Nathaniel Hill, for one hundred 
pounds, all his real estate in Bridgewater, reserving for himself and 
his wife the right to live in his " now dwelling house " for life. On 
the same day he conveyed, for forty pounds, to his son Jonathan Hill, 
Jr., of Bridgewater, his interest in Twelve Men's Purchase in Mid- 
dleboro', and his rights in any undivided lands in Dorchester. (Ply- 
mouth Co. Deeds.) This is the last record of him that appears, and 
he probably died within a few years thereafter. He married Mary 
, who was dismissed from the Dorchester church to the Bridge- 
water church, Nov. 7, 1686. She was living as late as Dec. 9, 1718, 
when she signed a release on a deed of her son Nathaniel Hill. (Ply- 
mouth Co. Deeds.) 
Children : 

14. i. Nathaniel,' b. in Dorchester, May 7, 1676. 

ii. Jonathan, b. about 1679; lived in Bridgewater. On Aug. 10, 1711, 
Jonathan Hill, of Bridgewater, conveyed to Ebenezer Hill, of the 
same place, his one-twelfth part of land in Middleboro* in Twelve 
Men*s Pnrchase, which land he obtained by deed from his father. 
(Plymouth Co. Deeds.) He probably never married, as no record 
appears of any family. In 1734, when the descendants of John* 
Hill disposed of his rights in undivided lands in Dorchester, David^ 
Hill (Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ John}) signed as the representative of 
Jonathan* Hill. 

1904.] Descendants of John Hill. 161 

ill. Maby, b. about 1682 ; m. Jane 19, 1702, Blnatban Bassett of Bridge- 
water. One child. 
ir. Bbthia, probably d. nnmarried. 

5. Ebenezeb^ Hill {John}), born in Dorchester, about 1644, lived there 

until about 1682, when he settled in Bridgewater. Dec. 19, 1675, he 
fought in Capt. Johnson's Co. in the great battle at the Narragansett 
Swamp Fort. In deeds he is called husbandman. He married first, 
about 1683, Ruth, daughter of Guido and Elizabeth Bailey of Bridge- 
water. She was living Jan. 12, 1687-8, when her parents conveyed 
land to her and her husband, but she died soon. ( Plymouth Co. 
Deeds.) He married second, about 1692, Sarah , who sur- 
vived him. On Nov. 22, 1695, Ebenezer Hill, " for love to my pres- 
ent wife Sarah Hill," conveyed land in Bridgewater in trust to Dea. 
Henry Hodges and John Lincoln, Sr., of Taunton, for the use of said 
wife during life, and then to belong to her children which she had 
by him. (Plymouth Co. Deeds.) Ebenezer' Hill died in the spring 
of 1696 ; and his widow Sarah was appointed administrator, July 8, 
Children by first wife, recorded in Bridgewater : 
i. Ruth,' b. Feb. 26, 1684-5 ; m. Jan. 23,1703-4, James Hogg of Taun- 
ton (North Purchase), later Norton. In 1716, James Hogg and 
Rath his wife released to David Ames of Bridgewater any claims 
in a meadow in Bridgewater conveyed to said Ames by **John Hill 
youngest son of our father Ebenezer Hill late of Bridgewater de- 
ceased." (Plymouth Co. Deeds.) 

15. ii. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 9, 1686. 

Child by second ynie : 

16. iU. John,' b. about 1693. 

6. Samuel' Hill {John,^ John})^ bom about 1654, was a husbandman, 

and settled on a farm in that part of Medfield later set off as Medway, 
where he was Deacon of the church for several years, until his death 
Mar. 24, 1723. Dying intestate, his estate was divided among all 
his children, the records of the Suffolk Co. Probate Court naming 
sons Samuel, Ephraim and Jonathan ; and daughters, Sarah wife of 
Peter Adams, Hannah wife of Thomas Harding, Mary, Dorothy wife 
of Jeremiah Hall, Lydia, and Eachel. He married, Nov. 4, 1679, 
Hannah, bom Oct 8, 1660, daughter of Benjamin and Mary 
Twitchell of Sherbom. 
Children, the first recorded in Sherbom, the others in Medfield : 

i. Samuel,* b. Nov. 18, 1680; d. Dec. 30, 1680. 

17. ii. Samuel, b. Mar. 29, 1682. 

ill. Sakah, b. Mar. 7, 1684; m. July 7, 1710, Peter Adams, who was b. 
May 9, 1684; settled in Wrentham, where she d. Apr. 20, 1747. 
Four children. 

18. iv. Ephraim, b. Nov. 5, 1688. 

19. V. Jonathan, b. Nov. 6, 1691. 

vl. Hannah, b. Mai\ 21, 1692-3; m. Mar. 11, 1716-16, Dea. Thomas 

Harding of Medway, who was b. Dec. 7, 1692, and d. Oct. 15, 1754. 

She d. Sept. 15, 1739. Six children, 
vii. Mary, b. July 15, 1696; liviog nnmarried in 1724. 
viii. Dorothy, b. July 13, 1698; m. Jan. 31, 1720-21, Jeremiah Hall of 

Wrentham, who was b. in Rehoboth, Mar. 11, 1686-7 ; later settled 

in Keene, N. H. 
ix. Lydia, b. May 8, 1701 ; living, unmarried, in 1724. 










162 Descendants of John Hill. [April, 

z. Bachel, b. Dec. 12, 1708; m. Mar. 27, 1728, Isaac Harding of Med- 
way, who was b. Feb. 16, 1705-6, and d. Oct. 5, 1779. She d. Mar. 
16, 1786. Fi^e chUdren. 

7. Ebenezeb* Hill {John,* John}), bom about 1656, resided in that part 
of Sherbom set off in 1724 as HoUiston, where he was Selectman in 
1724 and 1725, and died in the autumn of 1734. In his will, dated 
May 7, 1731, he calls himself husbandman ; mentions wife Mary ; 
sons Ebenezer, David and Joseph ; grandson Job Hill son of son 
Ebenezer ; and daughters Mary, Lydia, Judith and Hannah. The set- 
tlement of the estate shows that Mary was wife of Ebenezer Allen, 
Lydia wife of Samuel Daniel, Judith wife of Benjamin Bullard, and 
Hannah wife of Moses Hill. (Middlesex Co. Probate. ) He mar- 
ried, in 1691, Mary, bom about 1672, daughter of Joseph and Ljdia 
(Rogers) White of Mendon. (See will of Joseph White, Suffolk Co. 
Probate.) His widow married second, Nov. 8, 1742, Capt. Seth 
Chapin of Mendon. 
Children : 

Ebenezer,* b. Mar. 2, 1692. 

David, b. June 1, 1694. 

Mart, b. about 1698 ; m. July 29, 1719, Ebenezer Allen of Medway, 

who was b. Sept. 25, 1694. Eleven children. 
Joseph, b. Apr. 1, 1701. 
Isaac, b. Feb. 28, 1703-4; d. young. 
Lydia, b. Nov. 30, 1706; m. Jan. 15, 1729-30, Samuel Daniel of Hol- 

Uston, who was b. Jan. 16, 1704-5. Six children, 
vli. Judith, b. June 3, 1710; m. Nov. 9, 1727, Benjamin Bullard of Hol- 

llston, who was b. Mar. 4, 1702-3. Twelve children. He m. (2) 

Aug. 12, 1762, Ruth (Day) Hill, widow of John HIU (No. 23), by 

whom he had no children, and d. in 1766. His widow, Ruth, m. 

Sept. 10, 1768, Dea. John Chapin of Mendon. 
viii. Hannah, b. Oct. 13, 1712 ; m. June 27, 1729, Moses Hill of HoUiston 

(No. 29). 
ix. Seth, b. Feb. 28, 1716-17; d. young. 

]. John' Hill {John,* John^), bom*Mar. 14, 1660-1, was a husbandman, 
and resided on a part of his father's farm in Sherbom, until his death, 
intestate, May 23, 1738. On June 29, 1738, the following chil- 
dren signed a settlement of his estate : John Hill, husbandman, of 
Sherbom, eldest son ; Samuel Hill, housewright, of Sherborn ; Aaron 
Hill, blacksmith ; William Mann, Jr., and Hannah his wife ; and 
Samuel Morse and Sarah his wife, all of Wrentham. (Middlesex Co. 
Probate.) John* Hill married, about 1693, Hannah, bom Oct 1, 
1673, daughter of Dea. Samuel and Hannah (Ellis) Rockwood of 
Medfield. She died Feb. 7, 1729-30. (For proof of her parentage, 
see Suffolk Co. Deeds, Lib. 38, p. 108.) 
Children : 

28. i. John,* b. about 1694. 

24. ii. Aaron, b. perhaps about 1698. 
iii. Hannah, b. Aug. 9, 1702; m. William Mann, Jr., of Wrentham, who 

was b. pet. 15, 1702, and d. Mar. 22, 1765. She d. Mar. 23, 1749- 
50. Five children. 
Iv. Sarah, b. Nov. 11, 1706 ; m. June 7, 1732, Samuel Morse of Wren- 
tham, who was b. in Watertown, June 7, 1702, andd. Apr. 25, 1782. 
She d. June 19, 1740. Four children. 

25. V. Samuel, b. Aug. 11, 1710. 
Ti. Jambs, b. Mar. 8, 1711-12; d. May 11, 1729. 

1904,] Descendants of John Hill. 163 

9. Eleazbr* Hill {John^* John}), born June 29, 1664, was a husband- 
man, and resided in Sherborn until his death, in 1725. He died in- 
testate, and on Sept 28, 1725, his sons Eleazer, Solomon, Nathaniel 
and Moses, and daughter Ruth wife of John Hoibrook, signed an 
agreement of settlement. (Middlesex Co. Probate.) He married 
first, about 1688, Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Hill) Breck, 
of Sherborn, who was bom about 1661, and died July 6, 1699. Oct. 
18, 1703, Eleazer Hill was appointed guardian for his children El- 
eazer, Moses, Nathaniel, Ruth and Solomon, of their interests in the 
estate of their grandfather Thomas Breck. ( Middlesex Co. Probate. ) 
Eleazer* Hill married second. Mar. 20, 1702-3, Rebecca (Clark) Rich- 
ardson, bom Aug. 16, 1660, daughter of Joseph and Alice (Pepper) 
Clark, and widow of John Richardson of Medfield. She died Feb. 
17, 1738-9. 
Children by first wife : 

26. i. Elkazbb,^ b. Jan. 1, 1688-9. 

ii. Sarah, b. Nov. SO, 1690; d. young. 

27. ill. Solomon, b. Dec. 27, 1691. 
2S. ir. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 25, 1693. 

V. Ruth, b. about 1696; m. Mar. 13, 1718-19. John Hoibrook of Sher- 
born, and later of Mendon and Grafton, who was b. Mar. 22, 1694, 
and d. May 6, 1756. She d. May 12, 1747. Seven children. 

29. Ti. Moses, b. Mar. 30, 1699. 

10. John* Hill {Samuel,^ John}), born Dec. 20, 1669, appears no further 

in Dorchester records, and it is uncertain whether he died young or 
removed elsewhere. In 1694, Jonathan^ Hill and wife Mary, of 
Bridgewater, conveyed a meadow " unto John Hill, inhabitant of 
Bridgewater," whose identity is uncertain, but he may have been 
this John' (SamtieP), About 1700, several Dorchester families 
removed to the vicinity of Stonington, Conn., and John' Hill may be 
identical with a John Hill of Westerly, R. I., who had the following 
two children bom there. (See Vital Records of R. I.) 
ChOdren : 

30. 1. John,* b. Oct. 3. 1699. 
ii. Mary, b. Feb. 27, 1701-2. 

11. JosiAH* Hill (Samuely^ John^), born Jan. 1, 1681-2, appears no fur- 

ther in Dorchester records. He was probably the Josiah Hill who 
joined the Milton church, June 1, 1701, and may be identical with 
the Josiah Hill of Westerly, R. I., who died there Jan. 27, 1754, 
and bv wife Mary had born there the following children. (See Vital 
Records of R. I.) 
Children : 

i. Mart,^ b. about 1710; m. July 26, 1732, Ebenezcr Lamb. 

31. ii. Samuel, b. Dec. 11, 1712. 

lii. Josiah, b. Oct. 28, 1714; nothing further known, 
iv. John, b. Nov. 10, 1717 ; nothing further known. 

32. V. Ebbnezbr, b. Apr. 8, 1719. 

12. George Hill' (perhaps Samuel,^ John^), A George Hill appears in 

Rehoboth in 1708, being married on Dec. 31, of that year, to Susanna 
Grime. His parentage is uncertain ; but the intimate connection of 
himself and his children with Attleboro', Wrentham, Medfield and 

164 Descendants of John Hill. [April, 

Stoughton, where were located descendants of John^ Hill, give reason 
to believe him to have been a member of this family. He lived in 
the part of Rehoboth which was later Attleboro', where he died in 
the spring of 1759. His will, dated Jan. 18, proved Apr. 14, 1759, 
mentions Sarah Hill, daughter of son John deceased ; Anne Hill and 
Hannah Hill, daughters of son William deceased ; daughter Eliza- 
beth wife of Nathaniel Cobb ; deceased daughter Susanna wife of 
Obediah Eddy ; son James Hill ; and daughter Ruth, and wife Su- 
sanna, to whom were given the homestead. (Bristol Co. Probate.) 
He and his wife joined the church in Norton, in 1735. 
Children, recorded in Rehoboth : 

I. Elizabeth,* b. Feb. 21, 1709-10 ; m. Feb. 12, 1729-30, Nathaniel Cobb 

of Attleboro*. 

II. Susanna, b. Mar. U, 1711-12; not meDtioned in her father's will, 
ill. John, b. Mar. U, 1713-U, in Medfleld; m. Nov. 17, 1737, Sarah 

Silley of Norton ; d. In 1738. One child, 
iv. Ruth, b. Aug. 12, 1716, in Medfleld ; unmarried in 1759. 
V. Jonathan, b. Sept. 12, 1718; not mentioned in liis father's will, 
vi. David, b. Apr. U, 1721 ; d. in Wrentham, July 18, 1743. 
vii. Jambs, b. July 28, 1723; m. in Wrentham, May 20, 1743, Elizabeth 

Hewes ; settled in Norton, 
viii. Hannah, b. Aug. 24, 1725 ; not mentioned in her father's will, 
ix. William, b. May 9, 1729; m. in Stoughton, Sept. 21, 1750, Sarah 

Christon. He had d., leaving two children, before 1759. 

18. Thomas* Hill (Samuel,^ John^), born in Dorchester, June 8, 1687, 
was a cordwainer, and settled in Attleboro', where he was living 
when he signed the deed, previously mentioned, of 1734. (Suffolk 
Co. Deeds.) Dec 20, 1752, he was living in Cumberland, R. L, 
when he sold his interest in land in Purgatory Swamp laid out to 
his father Samuel* Hill of Dorchester. (See Suffolk Co. Deeds.) 
His further history has not been traced. He married first, Eliza- 
beth , who died Apr. 2, 1718 ; and married second, in 1718, 

Abiah . 

Children by first wife : 

1. Rachel,* b. Jan. 16, 1714-15; no further record. 
38. ii. Samuel, b. May 23, 1716. 
34. ili. Henry, b. Feb. 22, 1717-18. 

Children by second wife : 

85. iv. William, b. Sept. 20, 1719. 

V. Slmeon, b. Oct. 27, 1721 ; no further record, 
vi. Thomas, b. Nov. 19, 1724 ; no further record. 

14. Nathaniel' Hill (Jonathany^ John}) , horn in Dorchester, May 7, 
1676, moved to Bridgewater with his parents, about 1679, where 
he afterwards resided, inheriting his father's homestead. Mar. 12, 
1729-30, he conveyed land in Digliton, which is the last record 
found of him ; and he died probably within a year after this date. 
(Bristol Co. Deeds.) In deeds he is styled husbandman ; and there 
is no record of the settlement of his estate. He married, May 30, 
1710, Hannah, born in Beverly, Jan. 25, 1683-4, daughter of Na- 
thaniel and Hannah (Mansfield) Conant, of Beverly and Bridge- 
water. She married second, in 1732, Samuel Hay ward of Bridge- 
water, bj whom she had no children. 

1904.] Dt9cendant8 of John Hill. 165 


86. i. David,* b. Dec. 12, 1712. 
37. ii. Abijah, b. Dec. 23, 1714. 

ill. Mary, b. Jane 24, 1717 ; m. Nov. 22, 1788, Benaiah Smith of EastOD ; 
no further record. 
Z», iv. Ebbnezer, b. Auf^. 20, 1719. 
89. V. JosiAH, b. May 22, 1722. 

vi. Hannah, b. Jaly 14, 1725; m. Nov. 7, 1748, William Snow, Jr., of 
Bridgewater, who was b. Aug. 10, 1728, and d. May 14, 1755. She 
d. about 1774. Three children. 

15. Ebenezer* Hill (Ebenezer,^ John^)^ born Nov. 9, 1686, lived in 
Bridgewater until his death, July 6, 1760. He is called blacksmith 
in deeds. He was a grantee of land, in 1734, in Greenwich, Mass., 
in right of his father Ebenezer' Hill, and of his uncle Joseph Bailey, 
both of whom fought in the Great Swamp battle in King Philip's 
War, Dec 19, 1675. (Bodge's " Soldiers in King PhiUp's War.") 
He evidently abandoned his Narragansett rights, as the lots drawn 
in his name in Greenwich were sold for taxes. Sept 5, 1750. He 
also signed the deed of 1734, representing his father Ebenezer^ 
Hill. He died intestate, and his real estate passed to his son Eleazer, 
who paid his brothers Ebenezer, Jacob and Israel for their shares. 
(Plymouth Co. Probate.) He married. Mar. 22, 1714, Susanna, 
bom Dec. 24, 1683, daughter of Jacob and Susanna (King) Leonard, 
of Weymouth and Bridgewater. She died Nov. 19, 1764. 
Children : 

I Ebenbzrr^ Hill, b. Mar. 9, 1715 ; lived In Bridgewater, where he 
d. unmarried, about 1767. Mar. 24, 1768, Jacob and Israel Hill 
conveyed to their brother Eleazer Hill all their interest In real 
estate of their brother Ebenezer HUl, late of Bridgewater. (Ply- 
mouth Co. Deeds.) 

40. il. Jacob, b. Nov. 19, 1717. 

41. 111. Israel, b. Aug. 17, 1719. 

iv. MosKs, b. Feb. 1, 1722; d. young. 

V. Hbzbkiau, b. March 4, 1727 ; d. young. 

vi. Eleazer, b. June 15, 1730 ; was a husbandman ; resided in Bridge- 
water, where he m. Jan. 30, 1769, Anna, dau. of Dr. Daniel and 
Susanna (Thayer) Field ; no children. He d. in the summer of 
1791. His will, dated July 25, probated Sept. 16, 1791, gave his 
wife one-third of his estate for life, and the remainder, together 
with reversion of widow's thirds, to Jacob and Eleazer Hill, sons 
of his brother Jacob Hill. (Plymouth Co. Probate.) 

16- John' Hill {Ebenezer,'^ John^), horn about 1693, was living in Kings- 
town, R. I., in 1714, when he sold to David Ames, of Bridgewater, 
a meadow lot in the latter town, and also all his rights from his 
father, Ebenezer Hill, late of Bridgewater, deceased. (Plymouth 
Co. Deeds.) The further history of this John Hill is uncertain, but 
there are reasons for believing he was identical with the John Hill 
who lived in Stonington, Conn., and had born there, but baptized in 
the church in Preston, to which his wife Elizabeth was admitted on 
Feb. 23, 1717-18, the following six children. 
Children : 

i. Samuel,* b. abont 1717; had wife Dorothy admitted to the Pres' 
ton church, Jan. 13, 1738-9, and children baptized there later. A 
Samuel Hill, of Bridgewater, served as private in the company of 
Capt. John Clapp, Jr., from Apr. 20 to Nov. 24, 175G, on the 

166 Descendants of John Hill. [April, 

Crown Point expedition, and on Jaly 26 at Fort Edward, age 88, 
occupation laborer, born In Stonington, residence Stonlngton. 
(Mass. Archives.) A Samuel Hill of Stonington, '*a stroller," 
age 60, was enlisted in 1779 for the town of Milton. (Biass. Ar- 
chives.) Both of the foregoing records evidently refer to the 
same person. 

ii. Abibl, bapt. Mar. 29, 1719. 

ill. Thankful, bapt. May 14, 1721 ; m. Ang. 14, 1789, Fhineas Kllham 
of Preston. 

iv. John, bapt. Dec. 16, 1723. 

V. RuFus, bapt. June 12, 1726 ; m. in Preston, In 1758, Hannah Pollard. 

Ti. Abraham, bapt. July 14, 1728. 

17. Samuel* Hill (Samuel,* John,* John^), bom Mar. 29, 1682, was a 

husbandman, and lived in Med way, where he died Mar. 2, 1755. 
He married, Mar. 29, 1706, Rachel, bom Feb. 1, 1680-1, daughter 
of Dea. Peter and Experience (Cook) Adams of Medfield, who died 
Mar. 13, 1758. 
Children : 

1. Samuel,* b. Jan. 12, 1706-7; hnsbandman; resided in Medway, 
where he d. in Feb., 1789; m. Mar. 1, 1782, Mary, b. Mar. 4, 1713. 
dau. of Samnel and Mary (Rockwood) Fisher of Wrenham, who 
d. Mar. 7, 1774. Seven children. 

ii. Joshua, b. Feb. 27, 1708-9 ; settled in HoUiston, where hhs children 
were born ; later, in 1753, moved to Sutton, where he d. in 1758, 
intestate, his eldest son Nathan being appointed administrator, in 
Nov. of that year. He was a hnsbandman. He m. in 1736, Mary 

, who survived him. Eight children. A Joshua HIU enlisted 

as private on May 2, 1758, In Capt. John Fry's Co. for the expedi- 
tion against Canada. 

ill. Rachel, b. May 26, 1711 ; m. May 21, 1731, Malachi BuUardof Med- 
way, who was b. Apr. 27, 1710, and d. Feb. 12, 1782. She d. Nov. 
28, 1771. One child. 

iv. Experience, b. Oct. 7, 1713; m. Mar. 19, 1743, Seth Harding of 
Medway, who was b. Dec. 1, 1717; no further record. 

V. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 3, 1716; m. in Medway, May 10, 1744, Bethia 
Lawrence; settled in HoUiston, where they had five children re- 
corded before 1762. He was perhaps the Ebenezer Hill who 
appeared in Stoughton in 1752. In 1752, Ebenezer Hill of Med- 
field bought land of Elkanah Billings in that part of Stonghton 
which later was Sharon. Ebenezer Hill of Stoughton was private 
in the Revolutionary service, in 1776. (Mass. Archives.) 

18. Capt. Ephraim* Hill (Samuel,* John* John^), bom in Medway, 

Nov. 5, 1688, about 1725 became the first settler of the then wU- 
demess of Douglas, where he resided thereafter, and was captain 
of the local military company. He served as selectman, and was 
otherwise prominent in the town until his death, Apr. 18, 1760. In 
deeds he is styled husbandman, and later gentleman. No settlement 
of his estate is on reoord. He married, June 15, 1715, Hannah, 
born Nov. 24, 1693, daughter of William and Hannah (Bullard) 
Sheffield of Sherbom, who died about 1783. 
Children, the first three recorded in Medway : 

i. Capt. Caleb,* b. May 23, 1716; lived in Douglas, where he was a 
prominent man ; deacon in the church thirty years, tavern keeper, 
captain of the military company. Justice of the Peace, selectman 
many years, and Representative to the General Court in 1775. In 
Aug., 1757, he and his compapy were in the expedition for the re- 
lief of Fort William Henry. (Mass. Archives.) He d. Mar. 25, 
1788. He m. (1) Apr. 15, 1740, Bethia Taft of Mendon, who d. 

1904.] Descendants of John Hill. 167 

May 80, following ; \uid m. (2) in 1741, Hannah, b. Jan. 21, 1728- 
4, dan. of James and Abigail (Hill) Adams of Sherborn, who d. 
Feb. 17, 1764, by whom he had eight children. Aug. 16, 1745, Caleb 
Hill, gentleman, and Hannah his wife, of Donglas, conveyed to 
Nathaniel Holbrook land in Holliston, set oflT for their late brother 
John Adams, a minor, deceased. (Middlesex Co. Deeds.) Hem. 
(8) Jan. 10, 1766, Ruth, b. in Cambridge, Sept. 19. 1723, dan. of 
John and Rebecca (Champney) Hicks of Sutton, who had no chil- 
dren, and survived him. 

il. EuzABXTH, b. June 10, 1719 ; d. Oct. 8, 1728. 

IIL Hannah, b. Feb. 24, 1725-6; m. Jan. 7, 1748-4, Samuel Daniels of 
Medway, who was b. June 8, 1720; they settled in Eeene, N. H., 
and had issue. 

It. Efhraim ; a husbandman, resided in Douglas ; received land from 
his father, June 7, 1754. (Worcester Co. Deeds) ; served as pri- 
vate in Aug., 1757, in the Company of his brother, Capt. Caleb 
Hill ; also previously served two months, in 1766, on Crown Point 
expedition. (Mass. Archives.) His will, dated Mar. 24, proved 
Apr. 7, 1796, names three children. (Worcester Co. Probate.) 

T. Jonah, served in the Company of his brother, Capt. Caleb Hill, in 
Aug., 1767 (Mass. Archives) ; later moved to Royalston, wliere he 
was a husbandman; served as Sergt., in 1778, in the Revolution. 
(Mass. Archives.) His will, dated Feb. 22, 1797, proved May 22, 
1806, names wife Esther, and three children. (Worcester Co. 
Probate.) Hist, of Royalston states that his wife was a Liver- 

19. Jonathan* Hill (Samuel,^ John,^ John^) , born Nov. 6, 1691, lived 
in Medway until hb death, about 1771. In his will, dated Apr. 7, 
1770, he cbXLb himself husbandman, and mentions wife Hannah, sons 
Enocli and Jonathan, daughters Huldah Allen and Sarah Breck, 
and heirs of his son Jabez Hill. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) He mar- 
ried first, about 1713, Rachel, daughter of William and Mary Shef- 
field of Sherborn, who died Nov. 20, 1714. May 4, 1724, Jonathan 
Hill, of Medway, was appointed guardian of his son Jabez Hill, aged 
9, to recover his share in the estate of his grandfather, William 
Shelfield late of Sherborn. (Suffolk Ck). Probate.) He married 

second, about 1717, Hannah , who survived him, and was 

living in 1778. 
Child by first wife : 

i. Jabez,* b. Nov. 16, 1714; settled in Southboro', where he m. Nov. 9, 
1743, Eunice, b. May 26, 1723, dau. of Timothy and Ruth (Mat- 
thews) Johnson of Marlboro'. They had children recorded In 
Southboro', but soon disappeared. A Jabez Hill of Shirley served 
in Capt. Osgood's Co., from May 31 to Sept. 16, 1754. (Mass. 
Archives.) Nothing further known of this family. 

Children by second wife : 

il. Huldah.* b. about 1718; m. Nov. 16, 1743, John Allen of Medfleld, 
who was b. Aug. 23, 1712, and d. Sept. 1, 1778. She d. Aug. 14, 
1798. Eight children. 

ill. Enoch, b. about 1720 ; resided in Bellingham and Medway ; a sol- 
dier in the Revolution. (Mass. Archives.) His will, dated Sept. 
11, 1778, proved Dec. 3, 1793, calls himself yeoman, names wife 
Mehitable and his honored mother Hannah Hill, but no children. 
(Norfolk Co. Probate.) He m. (1) Dec. 26, 1747, Mary, b. July 
25, 1724, dau. of Cornelius and Hannah (Thompson) Darling of 
Bellingham, who d. Jan. 4, 1760; and m. (2) Apr. 3, 1760, Mehita- 
ble Metcalf of Medway, who d. May 10, 1798. Probably no chil- 
dren by either wife. 

168 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [April, 

iv. Jonathan, b. Dec. 7, 1728 ; resided in Medway and Bellingham ; was 

a hasbandman ; served in Capt. Jones's Co. in the antamn of 1758. 

(Mass. Archives) ; m. Jan. 8, 1746, Rebecca Allen. Six children. 
V. Sarah, b. Mav 27, 1728; m. Oct. 2, 1761, Elijah Breck of Sherbom, 

who was b. June 22, 1718, and d. Feb. 11, 1792. She d. Nov. 19, 

1806. Eleven children, 
vi. Lois, b. May 17, 1781 ; d. Nov. 18, 1786. 
vii. Jbssb, b. about 1788; d. Aug. 24, 1744. 

[To be concluded.] 




Communicated by Wilford Jacob Litchfield, M.S., of Sonthbridge, Mass. 
[Continued from page 90.] 

Anno. 1711. 

Nathanael Eells Son of Nathanael Eells & Hannah his wife, was bap- 
tized February A^ 1710/11 

Thomas Turner, Son of Charls Tomer & Mercy hie wife ]^iarch 11* 

Joieph Silvefter fon of Amos Silvefter & Elizabeth his wife March 11*^ 

Mary Silvefter Daughter of Jofeph Silvefter &i Mary his wife of Marsh- 
field March IS'** 

Joshua Lappam Son of Samuell Lappam & Haimah his wife ]M[arch 25. 

Jofeph houfe, David Houfe, James Houfe, Samuel Houfe, John Houfe, 
Rebecca Houfe, Elizabeth Houfe children of Samuell Houfe, and Sarah 
His wife, Aprill 22, 1711 

Ann Curtice daughter of Sam" curtice jun*": &i Ann his wife Aprill 22, 

Benjamin James Son of John James & Eunice his wife May. 20^ 

Mary Stoddard Daughter of Benj^" Stoddard & Mary his wife May. 20*** 

Margaret & Ruth Bryant children of Jonathan Bryant <& Elizabeth his 
wife : May 27"» 

Deborah King daughter of George King & Deborah his wife may 27***. 

Elizabeth Hanks daughter of Benjamin Hanks <& Abigail his wife ; who 
live at a place called the Majors Purchafe. 

AduU: Elizabeth Wanton of Marfhfield. July. 1»* 

Thankfull Sprout & Abigail Sprout children of Ebenezar Sprout and 
[bHank] His wife July. 22. 

Joseph Palmer fon of Sam" Palmer &i Ann his wife. July. 22. 

Adult. Sufannah Berstowe. T children of John Ber- 

Adult. Abigail Berstowe •< stow <& & Lydia his 

AduH. Lydia Berstowe ( wife August. 5"*. 

Jerufha King Daughter of John King & Rebecca his wife Auguft. 12. 

Ruth Palmer, Mary Palmer & John Palmer children of John Palmer & 
Mary his wife. Sep* 23. 

Elizabeth Staples daughter of Sam** Staples <& Elizabeth his wife : 
Sep* 30. 

1904-] Records of Second Church of ScituaU. 169 

Mary Bryant daughter of David Bryant & Hannah his wife Sep^ 30 
Mary Bryant daughter of Thomas Bryant & Mary his wife November 18*** 
Susannah Stockbridge daughter of Joseph Stockbridge & Margred his 

wife, of Duxborough : JJov : 25. 

Joseph Cufhing Son of Joseph Cuf hing & Mercy his wife November. 25. 


Anno. 1712. 

John Fofter Son of Hatherly Fofter & Barfheba his wife: Aprill. 6"». 

Nehemiah Randal fon of Nehemiah Randall & Mercy his wife. April 13 

Joshua Lincoln Son of Solomon Lincoln & Hannah his wife Aprill. 13. 

Samuel Tolman fon of Benjamin Tolman & Elizabeth his wife May 4^ 

Eunice Proutie daughter of Edward Proutie & Eliz : his wife May 4"* 

Deborah Riply Daughter of John Riply, June 8*** 

Israel Hatch, David Hatch, Jonathan Hatch, Lidya Hatch Elizabeth 
Hatch children of Israel Hatch & Elizabeth his wife June 8*** 

Joseph Smith, brought to baptifm by his unde Israel And aunt Eliza- 
beth Hatch. June 8*^. 

Lufanna Dwelle daughter of John Dwelle & Rachel his wife June 15.*** 

Hannah Symms daughter of Timothy Syms & Elizabeth his Wife : June 

ThomaA Swift Son of Thomas Swift & Rachel his wife, June 2 9 

AduH: Elifabeth Taylor daughter of John Taylor. July. 20*** 

AduU : Anna Turner Widow of Amaf a turner, and her children viz : 
Benjamin, Eliab, Anna, & Hannah, July. 20***. 

AduU : Deborah Rogers wife of John Rogers jun' and all her children, 
vi2 : Daniel, John and one daughter, viz : Elizabeth July 20***. 

Cornelius, John, & Mary Briggs children of Joseph Briggs & Deborah 
his wife, August 10***. 

Adult. Lydia Right Wife of John Right. August. 24. 
[ Samuel CoUomar Son of Peter Collomar & Abigail his wife August 

< 30*** this child being Sick and near unto death as was fuppofed by its 
[ parents was Baptized att home. 

Adult j John Hatch jun' : & 

Adult ( Hannah Hatch wife of John Hatch jun' Sept. 7***. 

Agatha Bryant, daughter of John Bryant & Deborah his wife. Sept: 7***. 

JuduU, Hannah Ewell daughter of Gerfham Ewell. fep* 28. 

Mary Houie daughter of Sam" Houfe & Sarah his wife : Sep* 28. 

Mercy Silvefter daughter of Sam** Silvefter of Marshfield Sept. 28. 

Mercy Newcomb, & Jofhua newcomb, children of Andrew newcomb & 
mercy his wife, of truerow. Sept. : 28. 

Benjamin Tildin Son of Sam** Tildiu & Sarah his wife of Marfhfield Oc- 
tober. 5***. 

Deborah Bearf tow daughter of Sam** : Berf tow & Lydia his wife October. 

Peleg Curtice fon of Joseph Curtice and Rebeckah his wife oct*" 1 2. 

Grace Turner daughter of Philip Turner & Elizabeth his wife Oct' 12. 

Marv Thome the Adopted daughter of Thomas Pincheon and Sarah his 
wife. October. 19***. 

Sufanna Turner daughter of Isaac Turner & Ruth his wife Dec : 7*** 

Adult ( Margret Proute ^ Dec : 
\ & VU*** 

Adult (William Proute J 1712. 

170 Records of Second Church of ScittuUe. [April, 

Anno, 171S. 

Edward Eells Son of Nath" : Eells and Hannah his wife was baptized 
January 4^ 1712/13 

Mehetabal Hatch daughter of John hatch jun^ and Hannah his wife. Feb : - 
22. 1712/13 

Hincksman Silvefter, f on of Amos Silvef ter and Elizabeth his wife march 
Ib^ 1712/13 

Adult. Jonathan Proute. March 29*^ 

Mary Joflin daughter of Nathan" Joflin <& Frances his wife March. 29^ 

Jonathan Silvefter Son of Jofeph Silvefter of Marfhfield, & mary his wife 
ApriU b"^ 

Deborah Briggs daughter of Jofeph Briggs & Deborah his wife April 5^ 

Grace Randidl daughter of Jsaac Randall <& Deborah his wife April 12 

Anno 1713. 

Samuel Perry, Son of Benjamin Perry & Ruth his wife. May. 10*** 

Lydia James daughter of John James & Eunice his wife may 17*** 

Samuel Aldin Son of John Aldin of Duxborouhg & Hannah his wife. 
May. 11^ 

Jofhua Bryant Son of Sam" Bryant & Abigail his wife May. 24"* 

Jofhua Stoddard Son of Hezekiah Stoddard & Lois his wine. June 7*** 

Hannah Dammon daughter of Daniel & Barfheba Dammon. June 14*** 

Adult. Hope Torry Wife of David Torry June 21. 

Stephen Torry & Rachel Torry children of David Torry and Hope his 
wife. June. 21. 

Alexander & Jofhua Parker children of W°* Parker & Rachel his wife 
July. 12. 

Philip Turner Son of Philip Turner & Elizabeth his wife. July. 12. 

Mercy Lappam Daughter of Sam" Lappam & Hannah his wife July. 12. 

Deborah White daughter of Jofeph White & Elizabeth his wife, of Marfh- 
field. Auguf t 23 

James Randal Son of Nehemiah Randall and Mercy his wife, of Pem- 
brooke Auguft 23. 

Thomas King Son of John King and Rebeckkah his Wife, of Marfhfield, 
Auguft. 23. 

Rhoda King daughter of George King & Deborah his wife Aug : 23. 

Mercy Right daughter of John & Lydia Right. Auguft 30. 
Abner Stetfon Son of Sam" Stetfon & Elizabeth his wife Sep* : 6 

Martha Curtice Daughter of Sam" Curtice & Anna his wife Sept : 6*** 

Anno. 17U* 

John Briggs Son of John Briggs and Deborah his wife Oct 25 

Ruth Parker Daughter of Charity Parker. Oct : 25 

Robert Sproute Son of James Sproute & Elizabeth his wife, November 1* 

Adult Lazarus Turner an apprentice to Enfign Stockbridge. Dec : 13 

Anno. 1714. 

Olieff Silvefter daughter of Zebulem Silvester & Mary his wife Jan : 31* 
Seth Bryant Son of Thomas Bryant and Mary hb Wife. Feb : 21. 

•This should be 1713. 

1904.] Beeords of Second Church of Scituate. 171 

Richard Dwelly Son of Richard & Grace D welly, Feb: 21. 

Peter Silvefter Son of Peter and Mary Silvefter Feb : 28. 

Elizabeth Tolman daughter of Benj™ Tolman & Elizabeth his wife. Aprill 

Adult Hannah Magoone Wife of John Magoone. May 2** 1714. 

Miriam Turner Daughter of Charlfe Turner & mercy his wife May 2^ 

Deborah Rogers Daughter of John & Deborah Rogers May 2^ 

Timothy Symms, Son to Timothy Symms & Elizab:^** his wife May 30. 

Sarah houfe, daughter of Sam" Houfe <& Sarah his wife June 13 

Jacob Bryant Son of David Bryant and Hannah his wife June 13. 

Isaac Lincoln Son of Soloman Lincoln & Hannah his wife June 20. 

Caleb Church Son of Nathanaell Church & Judith his wife. June, 27. 

Susanna Bryant Daughter of John & Deborah Bryant June. 27. 

Hannah Proute Daughter of Edward & Elizabeth Proute July 25'^ 

Content, Deliverance, Ann, and Abigail Bif hop, Children of ftutfon Bifh- 
op, & AbigaO his wife. July 25. 

Ifrael & Elizabeth Turner, children of Japhet & Hannah Turner were 
baptKed by me At Pembroke where I occafionally preaeh'd for M' Lewes. 
Auguft 8. 1714. 

William Brooks Son of Gilbert, & Elizabeth Brook. Sep* 12. 1714 

Jonathan Turner Son of Jsaac & Ruth Turner Sep* 19*** 1714 

Hannah, Lydia, & William Barrel, Children of William & Elizabeth Bar- 
rel. Sep* 26. 

Bezaleel & Sufannah Curtice Children of John & Experience Curtice Oc- 
tober 10.*>» 1714. 

Adult. Mary Taylor daughter of William Talor. Oct : 24 1714 

Adult Deffre Oldum, Daughter of Thomas & Mercy Oldum oct : 24. 1714 

Ebenezer Rogers Son of Samuel & Jael Rogers of Marfhfield. Oct : 24. 

Adult. ( Alice Wheaton Daughter of Obediah Wheaton & Sarah his wife : 
< was baptized at Deacon David Jacobs houfe. She being there 
( fick widi a Confumption & not Likely to recover. 

Mercy Dwelly daughter of John and Rachel Dwelly Nov: 7*** 1714. 

John Bifby Son of John Bifby and Mary his wife, of Marfhfield No- 
vember 7.*** 1714. 

Job Turner Son of Philip & Elizabeth Turner Dec: 26. 1714 

Anno 1715 

Hannah Eells Daughter of Nathanael & Hannah Eells was baptized Jan- 
nary 30"» 1714/15 

Jofiah Cufhing Son of John Cufhing, & Sarah His wife was baptized 
February 13*^ 1714/15 

Anno 1715 

Greorge Stetfon Son of Sam° Stetfon and Elizabeth his wife, Feb : 20. 

Adult, i Elizabeth Stetfon wife of Samuel Stetfon, was Baptized March 
J 23 1714/15 at home She being fick with a fever & not Likely to 
( Live : 

Elifha James Son of John James <& Eunice his wife, April 17*^ 1715 

Micah Stockbridge Son of Thomas Stockbridge & Sarah his wife Aprill 

AduU. Sarah Ramfdel Wife of Thomas Ramfdel : and her children whof e 
names are here Inferted were baptized May 15*^ 1715. 

172 Records of Second Ohurch of iSciiuate. [April, 

Mary Ramfdel. v Children of Thomas 

Jofeph Ramsdel / Ramfdel & Sarah, his 

Jemimah Ramfdel ( wife, were Baptized 

Gidion Ramfdel / May 15. 1715. 

AduU. Frances Joflin the wife of Nathanaell Joflin was baptifedMay 29. 

Benjamin Perry Son of Benjamin Perry & Rath his wife June 12. 1715 
( Bc;njamin Berftowe son of Benjamin & Mercy Berftowe was Baptized the 
< twenty ninth day of Jime 1715 in the evening, At his fathers houfe, he 
( being Sick, & as was thought not Likely to recover 

AdtdL Mercy Pitcher wife of Jofeph Pitcher were baptized July 3** 1715 

Jonah WooLfon Son of [blank] Woolfon & [blank] His wife Sometime 
of watertown July 3** 1715 

Nathanaell Bifhop Son of Stutfon Bifhop & Abigail his wife July 3. 

ThankfuU Lappam Daughter of Sam^ & Hannah Lappam. July 24. 1715 

Robert Thomfou, Son of Robert & Ann Thomfon Auguft 7^ 1715 

Samuel Palmer Son of Samuell & Anna Palmer Auguft 7, 1715 

AduU, Mercy Beftow wife of Benj™ Beftow. & Martha Beftow daughter 
of Benja™ & mercy Beftow, was baptized. Auguft 14, 1715 

Anno 1716* 

Mary Sprout daughter of Ebenezar Sprout Auguft 14. 

Sarah Ramfdel, daughter of Thomas <& Sarah Ramfdel August. 14. 1715 

Michael Silvefter Son of Amos & Elizabeth Silvefter Auguft 14. 1715 

Mary Clyft Daughter of W"* Clift and Lydia his wife, of maifhfield. 

August 21. 1715 

Alice Palmer daughter of [blank] his wife. Auguft 21. 
Sarah Silvefter daughter of Jofeph Silvefter of Marfhfield. Auguft 21. 
Martha Demmon daughter of Zechariah Demmon. Auguft 21. 1715 
Ezekiel Palmer, Samuel Palmer, Sarah Palmer & Deborah Palmer 

children of Elnathau & mercy Palmer, were baptized Sep* 4"* 1715. 
Anna King Daughter of John & Rebeckah King. Sept 4"* 1715. 
Grace Turner daughter of John Turner & [blank] Hb wife, Oct : 9"* 
Elifha Stoddard Son of Beniamin & Mary Stoddard Oct: 16. 1715 
Jofeph Tolman, fon of Benjamin and Elizabeth Tolman Nov : 6^ 

{Sarah Turner Daughter of Charls & Mercy Turner was Baptlfed Dec : 
2*^ 1715. This Child being sick was baptized in Private 

Anno 1716 

Miriam Curtice daughter of Sam" & Anna Curtice January 1"^ 

AduU. Rachel Thorn (aged about nineteen years. Daughter of Jofeph 
Thorn of Hingham) was baptized Feb : 19. 1715/16. 

Elizabeth Beftow. Jofeph Beftow, <& James Beftowe, children of Jofeph 
& mary Beftow were Baptifed, Aprill 8"» 1716. 

Thomas Brvant Son of Thomas & Mary Bryant Aprill 29. 1716. 

Grace Dwelly daughter of Richard Dwelly & Grace his wife, Aprill 29. 

Adult James Briggs may 6"» 1716. 

Elizabeth Brigs the Daughter of James Brigs May 6*** 1716 

Mary Eells daughter of Nathan" and Hannaii Eells, was Baptized May 

•ThiB should be 1716. 

1904,] Records of Second Church of ScituaU. 173 

Hannah Silvefter daughter of Peter & mary Silvefter. may. 27. 1716. 

AduU Mary Woodward Wife of Benj™ woodward June 3^ 1716 

Benjamin &i Thomas Woodward children of Benj*" & mary woodward 

were baptized June 3^ 1716. 

Elifha Prouty Son of Edward & Elizabeth Prouty. June 24. 1716 
Daniel Dammon Son of Daniel &i Barfhebah Dammon. June 24. 1716 
Philip Turner Son of Philip and Elizabeth Turner July 1*^ 1716 
Thomas Palmer Son of John Palmer & Mary His wife was Baptized in 

Private July 8 1716, it being sick and not Likely to recover. 
John Bryant Son of John <& Deborah Bryant, July 22 1716. 
Jofhua Palmer Son of Sam*^ Palmer & Anne his wife July 22. 1716 
Samuel Bryant Son of Sam" and Abigail Bryant July 29. 1716 
Mehetabel Dammon daughter of Zechariah Dammon, Sep^ 2^ 1716 
Benjamin Beftowe Son of Benj™ & Mercy Beftowe Sep* 2** 1716 
Samuel Ramfdell \ children of Sam^ 
Mary Ramfdel ) & mary Ramfdel 

of Pembroke, were baptized Sept: 2*^ 1716 

Caftle Tuell Son of Benjamin Tuell <& Joanna his wife fep^ 9^ 
Anthony Synmis fon of Timothy <& Elizabeth Symms Sept : 23. 1716. 

Anno nil 

! November 25. 1716. i 

Being at New Port on / 

Rhode Ifland, and Preaching,/ 
after Sermon I Baptized / 
Elizabeth Tounfand daughter of Nathan <& Agatha Tounfand. 
Edward & Elizabeth Roffom, children of Edward and Elizabeth Roffom. 
John Draper and Elizabeth Draper Children of John Draper <& 
Thomas Brewer fon Of John Brewer and Ann his wife. 
These I Baptifed at Newport, the day and year above mentioned. 

1717. Scittuate. 

Adult. Henry Joflin aged about twenty years, was Baptized Jan : 27. 

AduU, Keziah Joflin aged about twenty & one years was Baptized. 
Jan : 27. 1716/17 

Mary Silvester daughter of Amofs & Elizabeth Silvefter April 7"* 1717 

i Aprill 14*^ 1717 Being at 

< Hingham Coney Haffett &, preaching 

( there ; after Sermon I Baptized 
Thomas, the Son of Nathan" and Elizabeth Nicols. 
Benjamin the Son of Andrew and Rachel Beals 
Samuel the Son of Jezeniah & Rebecca Nicols 
Elizabeth the daughter of Hezekiah <& Mary Lincoln. 
Abigail, the daughter of John and Percis Farrow 

Anno 1717 

Perez Randal Son of Jsaac and Deborah Randall Baptized Aprill 21, 171 7 

William Tolman Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth Tolman Baptized Aprill 
2^ 1717 

Mercy Cufhing daughter of John Cufhing Efq** <& Sarah his wife. Bap- 
tized May 19*»» 1717 

Deborah Lincoln daughter of Soloman Lincoln & Hannah his wife; 
Baptized. May 19"^ 1717 

174 Records of Second Church of Sdtuate. [AprU, 

( May 26. 1717. Being at Hingham 

< and preaching there after Sermon 

( I Baptized 

Stephen Dunbar Son of Jofhuah & Hannah Dunbar. 
David Whitten Son of David & Elizabeth Whitten 
Benjamin Gilbert Son of Daniel & Judeth Gilbert. 

Lydiah Otis daughter of Nathan^ : Otis & Hannah his wife, baptifed June 

2« 1717. 

William Gilford Son of Will°» & Elizabeth his wife June 2^ 
Sufannah Gilford daughter of Will™ & Eliz : Gilford June 2** 1717 
Barnabas Thomfon Son of Robert Thomfon & Anne his wife June 9*** 

Sarah Rogers daughter of Sam" & Jael Rogers. June 16 1717 
Lydia King Daughter of George King <& Deborah his wife June 16. 1717 
Adult Jane Right aged about [blank] years was Baptized June 16. 1717 
Hezekiah Herrendeen, Son of Hezekiah Herrendeen And His wife, of 

marfhfield was baptized June 24 1717 

Thankful Briggs A Child of Jofeph Briggs & Deborah his wife, was 

Baptized by me at m' Pitchers meeting houfe: June 30*** 1717 

Simeon Nafh Son of Jofeph Nafh and HaSah his wife, being Sick was 

baptifed at his houfe, July 1** 1717 

Lydiah Beftow daughter of Samuel Bestow & Lydia his wife Baptized 

July 7^^1717 

Isaac Jones Son of Jsaac Jones & Hannah his wife. Baptized July 7*^ 
Mary Beftow Daughter of Jofeph & Mary Beftow; BapHzed July 14"" 

Peleg Perry Son of Benj™ Perry and Ruth his wife July 21. 1717 
Jofeph Nafh, John Nafh, Hannah Nafh, Elizabeth Nafh, James Nafh, 

David Nafh ; children of Jofeph Nafh & Hannah his wife were baptized 

July 28"^ 1717 

Barfheba Bryant daughter of David & Hannah Bryant Baptized July 28. 

Elifha Parker Son of W°* Parker and Rachel his wife of Rochefter was 

Baptized July 28. 1717. 

Thomas Silvef ter, son of Sam" Clvef ter of marfhfield, baptized, Auguft 
4th 1717 

Ruth Fofter Daughter of Hatherly Fofter and Barfhua hifi wife Augoft 
4th 1717 

Elizabeth Torry, Daughter of David Torry & Hope his wife, Bapt* 
Aug: 11"»1717 

Nathanael Beftow Son of Benj™ & Mercy Beftow Baptized August 11** 

Nathanael Turner Son of Philip & Eliz : ^ Turner, Baptized August 
11"> 1717 

Martha Silvester daughter of Zebulun & mary Silvester Auguft 11* 1717 

Adtdt Rachel Stetfon Daughter of Serg^ Samuel Stetfon was Baptifed 
Auguft 18"» 1717 

Ziphorah James daughter of John & Eunice James Baptized Sep^ 1"^ 1717 

Elizabeth Stetfon daughter of Sam" Stetfon & Elizabeth his wife, Bap- 
tized Sep* 1" 1717 
James Warren ) children of John & 

^o^^^r J^^r. [ Naomy Warren, baptized 
Naomy warren J g ^^ ^^ ' ^ 

1904.] Records of Second Church of Scituate. 175 

Mary Harlow, daughter of Sam" Harlow & mary his wife was baptized 
Sep' 8"». 1717 

Elifha King Sod of John King and Rebeca his wife, of Marfhfield was 
baptized Oct 6^1717. 

John Briggs Son of James Brigs & Hannah his wife, Oct : 6*^ 1717 

Lemuel Dwelly Son of John Dwelly & Rachel his wife. Baptized oct : 
13. 1717 

Jofhua Silvefter Son of Peter & Mary Silvester, BapM Nov. 3^ 1717 

Lufanna Bifhop Daughter of Stutfon Bifhop & Abigail His wife Bap- 
tized, Nov: IT^nxl 

Lydiah Pitcher daughter of Joseph & Mercy Pitcher, Baptized novem- 
ber 24»>» 1717 

Mehitabel Oldham daughter of Jofhua Oldham and Mehitabel his wife, 
December \^ 1717 


John Woodward fon of Benj°* & mary Woodward, baptized february 23. 
Mary Prouty daughter of Edward & Elizabeth Prouty baptifed March 2** 

March 16"» 1717/18 

Being at Hingham and Preaching there after Sermon in the afternoon 
I Baptized severall children. — as — 
Jedediah Lincoln Son of Jedediah Lincoln and Bethiah his wife. 
Israel Levit, fon of Jsrael & mary Levit ; 
Margaret Lincoln Daugh** : of Israel & margret Lincoln 
Dan" Cufhing fon of Dan" & Sarah Cufhing. 
Sam" Johnfou fon of Benj'" & Efter Johnfon 
Lydia franklin, Daugh' of John & Lydia franklin 
Elifabeth Lane Daugh' of Jsaac & Ilaiiah Lane. 
Deborah Lincoln Daugh"" of Samuel and Deborah Lincoln. 
Dan" Sprague fon of Jofiah & Elifalf ^" Sprague 
Thomas Lincoln fon of Thom* & Hannah Lincoln. 
James Garnet fon of Jam* & Jane Garnet 
Deborah Loring, of Benj"* & Deb^ Loring 
Sarah Jones, of Thom* & Catherine Jones. 
Rachel Mackfarland of James & Sarah mackfarland. 

Adult Jonah Stetfon, Son of Sam" Stetfon, was Baptized march 23** 
1717/18 being of Adult years. 

Deborah Curtice, daughter of Sam" & Anna Curtice was baptifed march 
23. 1717/18. 

Benjamin Curtice Son of Benjamin Curtice jun"^ & Hannah his wife was 
baptized April 27. 1718 

Jael Dammon daughter of Zecheriali <& Mehitabel Dammon, was baptifed 
May 4"» 1718 

Increafe Whetftone, & John Whetftone children of John Whetftone and 
[blank] his wife were baptifed May 4"* 1718. 

Mary Stetfon daughter of Anthony and Anna Stetfon. May 11. 1718 

Amafa Turner Son of Amafa & Anna Turner, Baptifed May 18"* 1718. 

Nathanaell Silvefter Son of Amos & Elizabeth Silvefter, was baptifed 
July 6^ 1718, 

Gilbert Brooks Son of Gilbert and Elizabeth Brooks was baptized July 
13"» 1718. 

VOL. Lvni. 12 

176 Descendants of John Moore. [April, 

Timothy Silvef ter Son of Joseph Silvef ter of marfhfield, baptized July 
20"» 1718 

Peleg Bryant Son of Thomas & Mary Bryant, was Baptifed July 27'»» 

Adult. Mary Buck the wife of Jfaac Buck was Baptized Auguft 3^ 1718. 
. Ifaac Buck the Son of Ifaac & Mary Buck, was baptized August 3^ 1718. 

James Warren Son of John and Naomy Warren baptized Auguft 3** 

Abigail Lathly daughter of Philip Lathly deceafed, was baptized at her 
mothers requeft, Auguft 17. 1718 

Hannah Otis daughter of Nathan^ : Otis and Hannah his wife, formerly 
of this Town but Now of New-Loodon ; was Baptized Sep*. 7*^ 1718 

North Eells Son of Nathanaell & Hannah EeUs, was baptized Sep* 28 

Amos Lappam Son of Samuel and Hannah Lappam was bap* Sep* 28 

William Lathly An apprentice Child to John Magoon was baptized Oct : 
5 1718 

Bartlet Turner, Son of John & mercy Turner. Baptized Oct: 12. 1718. 

Mary Church daughter of Nathan" & Judith Chh, was baptized Oct : 26. 

Jofeph Turner Son of Charls & Joanna Turner was Baptized Nov : 2^ 

Agatha Gilford daughter of W°» Gilford & Elizabeth his wife Nov : 2^ 

Job Neal Son of Jofep[h] Neal & Abigail his wife was Baptized Nov : 
23, 1718 

Jfaac Dammon Son of Dan" Dammon & Bathfhebah his wife was Bap* 
Nov. 28 1718 

John Bryant Son of Samuell Bryant and Abigail his wife, was Baptized 
Dec: 21. 1718. 

[To be continaed.] 


By Ethbl Stanwood Bolton, B.A., of Shirley, Mass. 

[Concluded from Vol. 67, page 370.] 


1. JoHN^ MooBE (ante, vol. 57, p. 300). His wife Elizabeth, the daugh- 
ter of Philemon Whale, may have beeu a second wife, since the will of 
Philemon, made in 1675, mentions the ^^ four sonnes of mj loving daughter 
Elizabeth Moore, viz^ William, Jacob, Joseph and Benjamin." (Middle- 
sex Co. Probate, 17259.) It may be that Elizabeth and John were chil- 
dren of a former wife. Philemon Whale was probably the son of Phile- 
mon Whale " of Chickney, co. Essex, clerk," ♦ and appeared in Sudbury at 

* See abstract of his will in ** Abstracts of Wills in the Prerogative Court of Canter- 
bury at Somerset House, London, England. Register Soame, I620»" page 2M)8, to be 
issued by this Society, and now in press. 

1904.] Descendants of John Moore. 177 

about the s&me time as John Moore, that is, about 1643. There was also a 
John Moore of Cambridge who owned land there as late as 1642, and there 
has been an effort, thus far fruitless, to prove that they were identical, but 
it seems doubtful, since the land owned by John Moore of Cambridge has 
been traced to his descendants. It was finally sold, about the time of the 
Revolution, by a Cambridge man, who happened at the time to be living in 
Sudbury, but who was not a descendant of John Moore of Sudbury.* 

It is not certain where the marriage of John Moore and Elizabetli Whale 
took place, but it seems probable that it was not in Sudbury. 

John Moore's will calls John^ the " eldest son," and (viii.) Elizabeth' his 
^^ eldest daughter," consequently she should appear first in the list, as she 
married eleven years before her brother John.' There is doubt as to 
whether the year date of her birth was intended to be 1649 ; more probably 
that is Uie date, long after her birth, when it was returned to the County 
Court She was married in 1643, and John Moore distinctly calls Lydia 
" his youngest daughter." 

2. John* Moobe (vol. 57, p. 301). In 1660, Oct 31, John Smith, the 
father of Ann, deeded to his son-in-law John' Moore twenty acres of land 
in Lancaster, as a marriage portion for his daughter. ( Middlesex Co. Deeds, 
vol. 3, p. 378.) Five years later, Apr. 12, 1665, he made a deed of 
gift of all his lands in Lancaster to his said son-in-law, in return for the 
care and kindness of John and Ann Moore. (Middlesex Co. Deeds, vol. 3, 
p. 379.) On the same day, he made his will, leaving his son John his 
" blak cow," his daughter Ann Moore the " red cow," and his two other 
children, Richard and Ales, two shillings each. (Middlesex Co. Probate, 
14766.) The wife of John Smith was Alice, and not Sarah, as was stated. 

John' Moore was probably not one of the proprietors of Lancaster, for 
it seems more likely that it was John^ Moore who was the proprietor, 
and that he gave the Lancaster lands to his son John' as his portion of the 
estate. The elder John's will gives to the younger John ^\e shillings, since 
he had ** given him his portion formerly." 

i. Marie,' the eldest daughter of John,' married Matthew Gibbs of 
Framingham. She died Sept. 26, 1705 ; and her sister (ii.) Elizabeth' be- 
came his second wife ; (iii.) Lydia* married Winch ; and (vi.) 

Anne' married Hildreth. 

iii. John' Moore (Jacob,* 3) (vol. 57, p. 301) married Abigail Wright, 
and removed to Rutland. 

xL James' Moore {Jacob,* 3) (vol. 57, p, 301) was bom in 1693. 

5. Benjamin' Moore (vol. 57, p. 302) died Oct 29, 1729. 

L Sibylla* Moore (Richard* 8) (vol. 57, p. 304) married first, Eph- 
raim Roper, and second, Ebenezer Chamberlain — according to Mr. Frank 
Famsworth Starr. 

9. Nathaniel' Moore (vol. 57, p. 304) probably settled in Worcester 
an early as 1719. His daughter (v.) Grace married Richard Flagg ; and son 
(vii.) Nathaniel married, July 31, 1740, Mehitable Groddard of Sutton. 

11. Samuel' Moore (vol. 57, p. 305) was born July 15, 1689. 
• Aothority of Bev. Anson Titus. 

178 Descendants of Edward Frisbie. [April, 

12. James' Moobe (vol. 57, p. 305) was bom in Sudbury, in 1693. 

13. Jonathan* Moore (vol. 57, p. 305) married, May 30, 1721, Mary, 
daughter of Chief Justice Francis Fulham of Weston. She married sec- 
ond, Joseph Dana of Pomfret, Conn. 

Children : 

I. ELiPHAiET,* b. Mar. 31, 1722, In Weston ; m. Nov. 27, 1746, Mary Silvester 

of Leicester; lived in Pomfret, Conn. 

II. AsAHEL, b. Oct. 3, 1723; m. in Southhorongh, Mass., July 28, 1746, Abigail 

Johnson, and had ten children, born in Soathborongh. 

III. Francis (not Jonathan), b. July 25, 1726; m. in Southborough, Oct. 24, 

1748, Hannah Fay. He had on^ daughter, Hannah,^ b. In 1754, in South- 
borough; lived in Mansfield, Conn. 

Iv. Mary, b. Aug. 13, 1728. 

v. JuDAH, b. May 24, 1730; m. May 24, 1750, Mary Swift of Lebanon, Conn. 
Their child, Zephaniah Swifts* b. in Palmer, Mass., Nov. 20, 1770, was a 
Professor of Dartmouth College, President of Williams College, and first 
President of Amherst College. 

(Communicated by Mr. Alfked L. Holman of Chicago.) 

i. Reuben* Moore (John,* 50) (voL 57, p. 369) married (1) Eunice 
Tafts, not Tufts, who died Apr. 29, 1817; and married (2), Dec. 23, 1821, 
Lucinda Brigham, wiio died Apr. 16, 1800. 

53. Uriah* Moore (vol. 57, p. 370) is the Uriah Moore who mar- 
ried Olive How, and had a child Curtis^. His gravestone at Sudbury reads : 
"In Memory of | Lieut. Uriah Moore | Who died I June 25, 1799 | ^t 
47 yrs & 5 mo,*' which is the age of Uriah (53). His wife's stone reads : 
"Mrs. Olive | widow of | Lieut Uriah Moore, | died Feb 27, 1850 | ^t92," 
The graves of the children of Curtis Moore are beside the grave of Uriah. 
(Communicated hy Mrs. Lucy Hall Gkeenlaw.) 


Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smyth, and contributed by Da. Berkard C. Steineb. 

1. Edward^ Frisbie was one of the earliest planters of Branford, 
having come there before 1645, in which year his name appears in the list 

of those who entered their names for lots. He married Hannah , 

who joined the church in 1687/8. He died May 10, 1690. 
Children : 

2. i. JoHN.^h. July 17, 1650; d. Mar., 1694. 

ii. Edward, b. June 11» 1652; d. young. 
8. lii. Benoni, b. 1654; d. Nov., 1700. 
4. iv. Samuel, b. Oct. 7, 1655; d. Oct. 17, 1681. 

V. Abigail, b. 1657 ; m. William Hoadley, Jr. ; d. 1690. 
6. vl. Jonathan b. Oct. 28, 1659 ; d. Apr. 7, 1695. 

vii. JosiAH, b. Jan. 19, 1661; joined the church in 1701; known as 
"esquire"; d. unmarried, Mar. 13, 1712. 

6. vlil. Caleb, b. 1667; d. Oct. 12, 1737. 

ix. Hannah, b. 1669 ; joined the church in 1699 ; m, Nathaniel Harrison, 
z. Silence, b. Sept. 5, 1672; m. Joshua Austin. 

7. zl. Ebenezer, b. Sept. 5, 1672; d. Mar., 1718. 

1904.] Descendants of Edward Friabie. 179 

2. John" Frisbie {Edward}), married, Dec. 2, 1674, Ruth, daughter of 

Rev. John Bowers. She joined the church Mar. 7, 1687/8, and 
died Apr. 26, 1736. She married second, William Hoadley, who 
died Nov., 1709. John Frisbie was Branford*s representative in 
the General Assembly in May, 1690, and May and Oct, 1692. 
Children : 

8. 1. John,' b. May 22, 1676; d. Jan. U, 1736. 

9. li. Edward, b. Jan. 24, 1678; d. Mar., 1741. 

ill. Rbbrcca, b. Nov. 18. 1679; joined the church In 1694; d. 1695. 
Iv. Hannah, b. Jan. 27, 1681-2; m. Andrew Bartholomew. 
V. Samuel, b. Feb. 10, 1682-3; d. 1690. 
vl. Ruth, b. Sept. 6, 1686 ; d. May 25, 1688. 

10. vii. Joseph, b. Aug. 5, 1688 : d. Apr. 26, 1758. 

viii. Nathaniel, b. 1690; d. unmarried. Mar., 1710-11. 
ix. Ltdia, b. 1698; m. Jane 27, 1713, John Rogers. 

3. Benoni" Frisbie {Edward^), of Branford, married Hannah Rose. 

Children : 

11. i. Benjamin,* b. Jan. 24, 1679; d. Sept. 10, 1724. 

12. ii. Ebenezer, b. 1682 ; d. Nov. 13, 1764. 

4. Samuel* Frisbie {Edward}), of Branford, married Rebecca ■. 

She married second, Tyler. Samuel Frisbie's estate, Nov. 

1 7, 1681, was inventoried at £1 17. 1 1. 9. In the County Court Rec- 
ords there is an obscure entry stating that Rebecca Frisbie, widow 
of Samuel, acknowledged to have received of her father-in-law John 
Rose her full portion. 

5. Jonathan* Frisbie {Edward}), of Branford, married Mary — -. . 

She married second, in 1697, Derby, or Darley. Jonathan 

Frisbie joined the church in Nov., 1 688. He was allowed by the 
County Court to keep an ordinary at Branford in 1693, which 
tavern was kept by his widow after his death. 
Children : 

i. Mary,» b. Jan. 4, 1686. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 17, 1689; m., in 1710, Samuel Baldwin, who d. 

13. lil. Jonathan, b. Aug. 15, 1691; d. July 13, 1722. 
iv. Hannah, b. Aug:. 14, 1693. 

14. V. Abiel, b. Mar. 26, 1695; d. about 1740. 

6. Caleb^ Frisbie {Edward}), of Branford, married Hannah , 

who survived him. 
Children : 

i. Lydia,9 5. Jane i, 1698; m., in 1720, Samuel Hoadley of Branford, 
who d. Feb. 2, 1766. She d. Feb. 6, 1769. 

ii. JosiAH, b. Dec. 22, 1700; A.B., Yale, 1722; d. 1736; m. , who 

d. Sept. 16, 1736; no children. He lived at Branford, and was 
invited to preach 3 months at North Guilford, in Jan., 1724. 

15. iil. Caleb, b. May 11, 1703; d. Aug. 5, 1772. 

Iv. Abraham, b. July 4, 1705. He was called in his father's will. Mar. 
24, 1730, excessive riotous and prodigal, and was giren "two 
jades or horsekind," a gun, and 5 shillings, as his portion. 

V. Hannah, b. Oct. 28, 1707; d. Jan. 27, 1724. 

16. vi. Daniel, b. Feb. 14, 1709; d. Dec. 11, 1785. 

vii. EuJAH, b. May 4, 1711; probably d. before 1730. 

17. viU. Nathan, b. Apr. 3, 1712; d. Nov. 16, 1765. 

180 Descendants of Edward Frisbie. [April, 

18. ix. Sbbnbzbr, b. Oct. 7, 17U. 
X. Mary, b. July 27, 1716. 

19. xi. David, bapt. July 17, 1719; d. Aug. 11, 1763. 

20. xii. Nathanijel, b. Feb. 26, 1721 ; d. Sept. 16, 1798. 

7. Ebenbzer^ Frisbib {Edward}^), of Branford, married Mary Harring- 

ton, and joined the church in 1703. She married second^ John 
Bartholomew, and died Dec. 11, 1732. 
Children : 

21. 1. Samuel,* bapt. Sept. 1701 ; d. Sept. 6, 1754. 

II. Mart, b. Sept., 1705; m. Jan. 1, 1726. John Llnsley. 

III. Abigail, b. 1707; m. Dec. 9, 1728, William Barker. 
Iv. Mary, bapt. Oct. 6, 1711. 

8. John* Frisbie, Jr. (John,^ Edward^), of Branford, joined the church 

in 1700. He married, Apr. 7, 1703, Susannah Henbury. She mar- 
ried second, Sept 8, 1741, Capt. Joseph Foot, and died May 17, 

i. John,* bapt. 1704; d. young, after bis father's will, which was 

dated Jan. 12, 1725. 
il. Jedidiah, bapt. Nov., 1706; m. In 1748, Elizabeth, dau. of Caleb 

Munson of Wallingford, and bad : 1. Simon,^ b. 1743. 2. Meriam^ 

b. 1745. 8. Keziah, b. 1748. 4. Susannah, b. 1760. 6. Moses, 

b. 1754. 6. Elizabeth, b. 1767. 
Hi. Samuel, b. Feb. 1707-8; d. before 1726. 
ir. Israel, b. June 22, 1709; d. Jan. 12, 1787; m. (1) Elizabeth , 

who d. June 9, 1760; and m. (2) Hannah Johnson. His children 

were: 1. James^^b. Apr. 22, 1732. 2. Jonah, or Jonas, b. Dec. 

14, 1734; of Durham; m. Sept. 27, 1768, Elizabeth Hlckox. 3. 

Chloe, b. Jan. 1, 1736; d. Jan. 27, 1749. 4. Tamar, b. Aug. 27, 

1739 ; m. May 6, 1763, Abraham Plant. 5. Chloe, b. May 31, 1750 ; 

m. Feb. 3, 1773, Isaac Hall. 
V. Nathaniel, b. Sept. 3, 1711 ; probably d. before 1726. 
vi. Susannah, b. May 11, 1713; m. Jan. 24, 1738, John Case, who d. 

Aug. 24, 1764. 
vil. Huldah, b. Nov. 16, 1715. 
viil.EujAH, b. Nov. 1, 1717. 
Ix. Hannah, b. Jan. 24, 1720. 

9. Edward' Frisbie {John,^ Edward^), of Branford, married Dec. 

30, 1702, Martha Pardee, who joined the church in 1704, and was 
living in Mch., 1741. 
Children : 

i. Edward,* b. Jan. 25, 1705; m. Mary . Their children were: 

1. Ehenezer^ 2. Hannah. 3. William. 4. Edward. 5. Hannah, 
m. Oct. 28, 1787, Benjamin Hoadley. 6. Moses. 7. Tryphena. 
8. Lydia. Edward* went over seas, and not returning, a guardian 
was appointed to his son Edward, Feb. 23, 1748-9. 

II. Thankful, b. Apr. 9, 1708; m. Apr. 13. 1726, Philip Pond. 

III. Martha, b. June 10, 1710; m. Apr. 24, 1728, Josiah Rogers. 

Iv. Gideon, bapt. Aug, 1714 ; m. Desire , and had Gideon,^ b. 1734. 

v. Ruth, b. Mch. 31, 1717, m. Apr. 24, 1738, Daniel Frlsby ; d. May 9, 

10. Joseph* Frisbie {John,^ Edward}) married, in 1711, Abigail, daugh- 
ter of Samuel Hoadley. 
Children : 

I. Rebkcca,* b. Sept, 14, 1712. 

II. Abigail, b. Dec. 14, 1715; d. May 1779; m. Aug. 16, 1788, John 

Foote, Jr., who d. Jan. 2^, 1777. 

1904.] Descendants of Edward Frisbie. 181 

iii. JoSBPH, b. Oct. 4, 1717; d. Nov. 5, 1760; m. Aag. 25, 1742, Sarah, 
dan. of Stephen Bishop, and bad : 1. Silence,* b. Nov. 24, 1745 ; 
d. yonng. 2. Joseph^ b. Oct. 5, 1746, of Branford; m. Sarah, 
dan. of Jonathan Rogers of North Branford. 8. Sarah, b. Nov. 
9, 1749. 4. Benjamin, b. Dec, 1752; lived in Gnilford; m. Jan. 
19, 1774, Patience, dan. of Joseph Chittenden, Jr. She d., aged 
91, Dec. 18, 1844. 5. Boxanna, b. Jnne 14, 1754. 

iv. Lydia, b. May 7, 1720; m. Dec. 27, 1738, Israel Baldwin. 

V. Timothy, b. 1722; d. May 9, 1776; m. (1) Sept. 19, 1754, Deborah 
Baldwin; and m. (2), Mch. 29, 1764, Mary Barker. She m. (2) 
Stephen Foote of Branford, who d. Ang. 26, 1802. She d. Jan. 
26, 1832. Child by first wife : 1. Deborah,* b. Mch. 13, 1756; m. 
Oct. 17, 1780, Ralph Hoadley. Children by second wife : 2. Abi- 
gail, bapt. 1767. 3. Jonathan, bapt. 1768. 4. Lydia, bapt. 1773. 
6. Jairus, bapt. July 16, 1776. 

Ti. Silence, bapt. Mch. 8, 1724 ; d. yonng. 

vii. Patience, bapt. Mch. 19, 1727; m. Rose. 

vlii. Sarah, bapt. Nov. 12, 1729; m. Baldwin. 

11. Benjamin* Frisbie (Benoni,^ Edward}) ^ of Branford, married, Dec. 
8, 1703, Elizabeth Henbury. 
Children : 

i. Benjamin,* b. Jnly 16, 1705 ; the first settler of Goshen, Conn. ; m. 

Hepzibah , and had: 1. Hepzibah,* b. Oct. 19, 1726. 2. 

James, b. Oct. 29, 1728 ; m. Mary Gillette. 3. Jabez, b. Nov. 30, 
1730. 4. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 2, 1732; d. Aug. 28, 1739. 5. Jerusha, 
b. Feb. 26, 1735. 6. Mary, b. Feb. 23, 1737. 7. Benjamin, b. Feb. 
16, 1739. 8. Joseph, b. Feb. 16, 1739 ; d. Aug. 28, 1739. 9. Joseph, 
b. Jan. 3, 1741. 

il. Abigail, b. June 23, 1709. 

iii. Jekusha, b. Mch. 10, 1712 ; m. Jan. 8, 1750, Benjamin Gaylord. 

iv. Mary, b. Oct. 10, 1714. 

V. Zebclon, b. Mav 10, 1717. 

vi. LE\^, b. Dec. 3,*1719. 

vii. Theodore, b. Mch. 27, 1723. 

12. Ebenezer' Frisbie (Benom,^ Edward^) married first, Apr. 25, 1703 
Hannah Page; married second, Sept. 13, 1715, Joanna, widow of 
Samuel Rose and daughter of Samuel Baldwin, who died Mch. 21, 
1751 ; and married third, Hannah Marks or Levy. His will is 
dated Jan. 25, 1761. 
Children by first wife : 

i. Hannah,* b. Jan. 15, 1703-4; m. Jan., 1724, Stephen Abbott. 

ii. Ebenezbr, b. Apr. 4, 1705; removed to Sharon, Conn., with its 
first settlers, and was deacon in the church there; town clerk of 
Sharon, Dec, 1743 to 1746; was a surveyor, and much employed 
in laying out the lands there; d. Oct. 20, 1793; m. Dec. 24, 1731, 
Silence Brocket of New Haven. Children : 1. Deborah,* b. June 
8, 1732. 2. Anna, b. May 7, 1734. 3. Hezekiah, b. July 11, 1738; 
removed to Duanesburg, N. Y. ; m. Susannah, dan. of Thomas 
Marvin of Lyme. 

iii. Sakah, b. Jan. 27, 1707; m. William Hoadley of Waterbury. 

iv. Elijah, b. Mch. 4, 1710; d. young. 

V. Deborah, b. Mch. 15, 1712. 

Children by second wife : 

vi. Elisha, b. Aug. 20, 1716; m. July 5, 1739, Rachel Levi (a Jewess), 
and had: 1. Elisha,* b. May 22, 1740; m. Apr. 14, 1761, Martha 
Harrison. 2. Bachel, b. July 29, 1742. 3. Eunice, b. July 28, 
1744. 4. and 5. Twins, b. and d. Feb. 4, 1747. 6. Levi, b. 

182 Descendants of Edward Frisbie. [April, 

Mch. 81, 1748; A. B., Dartmouth, 1772; d. Feb. 25, 1806; lived 
in Ipswich, Mass. ; m. (1) Zerviah, daa. of Capt. Samuel Sprague 
of Lebanon; m. (2; June 1, 1780, Mehitabel, dau. of Rev. Moses 
Hale of Newbury, Mass., whod. Apr. 1828, a<^ed 77, and had -. Levi,* 
b. 1784; d. July 22, 1822; A. B., Harvard, 1802; professor of 
Moral Philosophy, Harvard. 7. David, b. Dec. 15, 1750. 8. 
Jonathan, b. Dec. 16, 1760; A. B., Yale, 1778; lived in Norwich, 
Conn. ; was a lawyer. 9. yathaniel, b. Apr. 18, 1753. 10. Thank- 
fuh b. July 23, 1766. 11. Calvin, b. Aug. 12, 1758. 12. Luther, b. 
July 21, 1760. 12. Dr, Whitfitld, b. 1763. 

vii. Eunice, b. 1718; d. Aug. 6, 1718. 

viii. Rachel, b. July 24, 1720; m. Stone. 

ix. James, b. July 18, 1722 ; m. June 16, 1743, Joanna Porter of Wood- 

X. Jacob, b. June 20, 1726; m. Rath , and had: 1. Ruth,^ b. 

July 12, 1749; d. Sept. 1, 1749. 2. Jacob, bapt. Sept. 16, 1750. 
3. Abigail, bapt. July 19, 1753. 4. Solomon, b. June 5, 1754. 

xl. Amos, b. Feb. 17, 1728; m. Mary , and had: Mary,^ bapt. 

Apr. 27, 1755. 


13. Jonathan* Frisbie, Jr. {Jonaihan,^ Edward}) y of Branford, mar- 

ried, Aug. 10, 1713, Thankful, daughter of Lemuel Foote. She 
married second, Dec. 18, 1723, Benjamin Farnham, and died Aug. 

23, 1724. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. May 3, 1716; d. Feb. 3, 1737; m. Dec. 25, 1738, 

John Foote, who d. Jan. 26, 1777. 
ii. Jonathan, b. Oct. 4, 1717; m. Mch. 3, 1773, Pegrgy Plant, 
ill. Mary, b. May 7, 1720; m. Nov. 8, 1739, Daniel Tyler. 

14. Ariel' Frisbie {Jonathan,^ Edward^) married, July 25, 1722, 

Elizabeth Rogers. She married second, Joseph Palmer. Adminis- 
tration on Abiel Frisbie's estate was given his son Ezekiel, Feb. 7, 
Children : 

i. EzKKiKL,* b. July 12, 1723 ; m. Elizabeth , and had : 1. Lucy,* 

b. 1753. 2. Elizabeth, b. 1764. 3. Asa, b. 1756. 4. Abiel, b. 1758. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 30, 1724; m. Oct. 26. 1767, Jonathan Howd. 

ill. Jonathan, b. Mch. 9, 1726; probably d. before his father, 

iv. Noah, b. Feb. 27, 1729. 

V. Hannah, b. May 16, 1730. 

vi. JosiAH, b. Nov. 16, 1733; m. in 1781, Sarah Rogers. 

15. Caleb* Frisbie ( Caleh,^ Edward^), of Branford, married Mary . 

Children : 

i. Thomas,* b. Feb. 21, 1738. 

ii. Mary, b. June 27, 1740; d. Mch. 8, 1761. 

ill. Abel, b. Mch. 4, 1743; m. June 6, 1777, Rebecca Hays. 

Iv. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 9, 1745; d. Mch., 1751. 

V. Mary, b. Feb. 20, 1748. 

vi. Caleb, b. Sept. 7, 1750. 

16. Daniel' Frisbie {Caleh,^ Edward}) ^ of Branford, married first, Jan. 

24, 1738, Ruth Frisbie; and married second. May 4, 1749, Ruth 
Allen, widow of Brockett. 

Children by first wife : 

i. Daniel,* b. Feb. 3, 1740; m. Mary , and had: 1. Pameia,* b. 

Oct. 22, 1796. 2. Horace, b. Oct. 8, 1798. 
U. Ruth, b. Apr. 20, 1743; d. July 1747. 

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Children by second wife : 

ill. Titus, b. Oct. U, 1760. 

iv. JosiAH, b. Feb. 12, 1752. 

V. Submit, bapt. Feb. 21, 1754. 

vl. Ruth, bapt. Jan. 22, 1756. 

Til. Philemon, b. Nov. 29, 1759; m. Jan. 1, 1790, Bhoda Batler. 

17. Nathan* Frisbie (Caleb,^ Edward^), of Branford, married, Jan. 12, 
1738, Elizabeth Wade of Lyme. 
Children : 

i. Eunice,* b. Jan. 1, 1740. 

11. Hannah, b. Jane 20, 1744; ra. Nov. 8, 1764, John Hall of Guilford. 

ill. Nathan, b. Oct. 10, 1746; m. Aug. 13, 1767, Sarah Harrison. 

iv. Lucy, b. July 2, 1748. 

V. Lemuel, b. Aug. 7, 1750. 

vi. Abigail, bapt. Feb. 15, 1756; d. young. 

18. Ebenezer' Frisbie (Caleb,^ JEdward}), of Branford, married Mary 

Children : 

i. Ebenezer,^ b. Apr. 11, 1747. 

ii. John, b. Apr. 6, 1751 ; m. (1) Sept. 22, 1773, Eunice Burgis; m. (2) 

Freelove . 

Hi. Hannah, b. Dec. 14, 1755. 

19. David* Frisbie ( Caleh,^ Edward^)^ of Branford, married, June 13, 

1750, Mary Wade of Lyme. 
Cliildren : 

i. David,* b. Apr. 18, 1751. 
II. Mary, b. Nov. 8, 1758. 
Hi. Sarah, b. Mch. 13, 1756. 

20. Nathaniel' Frisbie ( Ccdeh^ Edward})^ of Branford, married, in 

1748, Abigail Harrison. 
Children : 

I. Reuben,* bapt. Apr. 19, 1752; m. Ruth, dau. of Amos Seward, and 

had : \. Rnth,^ m. Jackson of Canaan, Conn. 2. Polly. 

3. Samuel, a lawyer. 4. Sally, m. Warden. 

II. Jared, bapt. Apr. 15, 1753; d. Aug. 30, 1756. 
Hi. Nathaniel, bapt. Apr. 2, 1758. 

iv. Abraham, bapt. Oct. 31, 1762. 

21. Samuel* Frisbie {Ebenezer^, Edward^), of Branford, married first, 

Lois , who died Mch. 23, 1728 ; married second, Lydia 

Culpepper, who died Feb. 11, 1739; and married third, Rebecca 

Children by first wife : 

1. Samuel,* b. July 27, 1723; d. Apr. 26, 1760, of small pox, while a 

prisoner in Martinique; m. Au^. 4, 1742, Rachel Bartholomew. 

Children: 1. Abigail^ b. Dec. 6, 1742; m. Billy Rose. 2. Mercy, 

b. Sept. 9, 1744; m. Peter Harrison. 3. Samuel, b. Dec. 24, 1746; 

m. in 1768, Elizabeth Taylor. 4. Rebecca, b. 1748. 5. Judah, b. 

Feb. 29, 1752 ; d. Dec. 7, 1769. 6. Isaac, b. June 23, 1754 ; d. Dec. 

20, 1780. 7. Rachel, b. Sept. 19, 1756. 8. Phebe, b. July 2, 1758. 

9. Ic<ib(td Culpepper, b. Aug. 1, 1760. 
li. Ebenezkr, b. Feb. 24, 1725; d. Dec. 25, 1740. 
iU. Lois, b. Feb. 24, 1726 ; m. WaddeU. 

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Children by second wife : 

iv. Mary, b. May 6. 1781. 

V. Culpepper, b. Aug. 20, 1783; d. Sept. 2, 1760; m. July 13, 1768, 
CatheriDe, danghter of John Conkliog, of SonthamptoD, L. I. ; no 
children. She m. (2), Jaly 1, 1761, Jesse, son of Bev. Mark 
LeaveD worth, of Waterbury, who d. 1826; and shed., aged 87, 
Jane 29, 1824. 

yi. Ltdia, b. Jane 9, 1735; m. Edmand Rogers. 

vil. JuDAH, b. Dec. 27, 1737; d. Feb. 17, 1742. 


By J. Henbt Lea, Esq., of Elmlea, South Freeport, Me. 

In too large a proportion of our old American families the pedigree, 
while running with perfect clearness to our coast, and chronicling 
the arrival of the emigrant prepositor at a certain date, or even hj a 
certain ship, loses itself in the waters of the Atlantic, and comes to an 
abrupt halt with not even a hint of the English ancestry of the founder 
of the line in this country. Few, I hope none, of our people are in- 
different to their heritage of Anglo-Saxon blood, and their share in 
the glorious history of the English people, a history that is equally 
our own to the eventful year of 1776 ; but most of those who com- 
pile their family genealogies shrink before the task of grappling with 
the English records, or perhaps, having fallen at the outset into the 
hands of some of the, alas too frequent, unscrupulous adventurers who 
make a fat living by preying on the unwary, are deterred from fiir- 
ther effort by the apparently enormous expense attendant on such in- 

It is to help such earnest inquirers that I have been induced to sub- 
mit the following brief hints, drawn from nearly twenty years' expe- 
rience in English work, which I hope may prove of service to many 
of my compatriots in tracing their trans- Atlantic lineage. 

It goes without saying that all possible information to be had on 
this side of the water should be obtained at the outset, and every ef- 
fort made to locate the English home of the emigrant. - When this 
can be done the rest is relatively easy ; but, even when no clue can 
be obtained here, there is no reason for despair, — ^^Nil tarn difficile 
esty (juin qucerendo investigari possiet.^^* 

In the following pages I shall endeavor to give a brief review of 
those English records from which the best results are to be hoped, 
and to which the attention of the searcher should be particularly di- 

Preeminent among these come the Probate Records, and, first in 
importance of them, the great Prerogative Court of the Archbishop 
of Canterbury, already known to the readers of the Register through 

♦ Terr once. 

1904.] Research in England. 185 

the researches of Col. Chester, Mr. Waters, and others. This splen- 
did collection of testamentary evidences embraces wills in every part 
of England and Wales, and dates from the year 1383, continuing in 
unbroken sequence to 1858, when this Court was dissolved and the 
present order of things instituted. The wide scope of its jurisdiction 
makes its search absolutely essential, and it is best to commence all 
work here, no matter what is seen later. Consultation of these wills, 
under certain necessary restrictions, is free to all literary inquirers, 
down to within a century of our own time, beyond which they are 
closed except on payment of fees. Applications for permits addressed 
to the Registrar General, at Somerset House, Strand, London, with 
proper credentials, will receive prompt and courteous attention ; and 
at the same office permission may be obtained for search in all the 
minor and local Courts, of which hereafter. 

Much of the former laborious work of searching the MS. Calen- 
dars, or indices, has now been superseded by the labors of various 
antiquaries and learned societies. From 1383 to 1604 the names of 
all the testators in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury have been 
printed by the British Record Society,* which has now in hand the 
period from 1605 to 1619. From 1620 to 1630 the series of ab- 
stracts now being edited by the writer will serve the double purpose 
of an index to testators and a cross reference to all names in the wills 
of the period ; while from 1630 to 1640 the Probate Act Books now 
being issued by J. & G. F. Matthews, in London, carry on the in- 
dex nearly to the period of the Civil War. From this time, re- 
course must be had to the MS. Calendars, and it should be borne 
in mind that many years subsequent to the Emigration should be seen, 
for possible references to kinsfolk in America. The less valuable 
Administrations in this Court date from 1383, although the recently 
discovered earlier years, before 1558, are not yet accessible to the 
public. The calendars to these have not been printed, and they 
must all be searched in the MS. Calendars ; before 1631 they are 
kept in separate books, after that date in the same index with the 
wills. It is not wise to neglect them. 

Second in importance comes the Exchequer and Prerogative Court 
of York, having jurisdiction in all the Northern counties. Datingfrom 
1389, these records are nearly perfect, except for the period of the 
Commonwealth ( 1650-1660) , when all wills in England were proved 
before the Judges at Westminster, and are now enrolled in the Pre- 
rogative Court of Canterbury, which, it must be remembered, was 
the case with all of the local Courts. The indices of this Court are 
now in process of publication by the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 
and, except for brief gaps, are complete (wills and administrations), 
1389 to 1627, and 1636 to 1652.t The period 1627 to 1636 is to 
be covered by a forthcoming volume. 

♦ Index Lib., Vols, x, xi, xviii, xxv. 

t See York Arch. Soc, Record Series, vols, iv, vi, xi, xiv, xix, xxii, xxiy, xxvi, xzyiii, 

186 Research in England. [April, 

In both of these Prerogative Courts there occur '*Sede Vacante," 
or Vacancy Wills, during the periods when the respective Sees, from 
death or other causes, have been vacated. In the Court at York these 
will be found among the records of the Dean and Chapter, but in the 
Prerogative Court of Canterbury they must be sought in the Wills at 
Lambeth Palace Library (1313 to 1644), and in the Vacancy Willa 
of the Dean and Chapter at Canterbury* (to 1486), dealing also with 
the local Consistories. Other Courts having a subordinate jurisdic- 
tion to the Prerogative Court of Canterbury are the Court of Dele- 
gates, f at Somerset House, dating from 1650, which was a Court 
of Appeal from the Provincial Courts and Royal Peculiars, and the 
Arches Court of Canterbury at Lambeth (1661), also a Court of 

A calendar of the wills at Lambeth has been printed in The Qenea^ 
logistyX and, beside the Vacancy Wills, they contain many others of 
testators in all parts of the Diocese. 

The jurisdiction of the two great Prerogative Courts is broadly 
divided by a line from the Wash to the Mersey, the Archbishopric of 
Canterbury covering all England and Wales south of that line, and 
the Archbishopric of York all to the north, but the wills of many 
testators in the Northern counties are to be found in the Canterbury 
Court, while the reverse of this is not the case at York. 

Wills of Roman Catholics will be found in the Close Rolls in the 
Public Record office ; and at Stonyhurst College, in Mitton, co. Lan- 
caster, are wills most, but not all, of which are those of Jesuits. A 
list of these will be found in the Historical Manuscripts Commission 
Reports. § In the Public Record Office also will be found many 
other wills in the Enrollments of Patents, Assignment Books, War- 
rant Books of Pell Office, Privy Seal, and Inquisitions Post Mortem, 
while still other classes of documents also contain wills and admin- 
istrations, but no general lists are obtainable, and the labor of 
seeking them all out would be hopeless. || 

In the Muniment Room at Westminster are filed a large number 
of wills (1307-1674) of testators in all parts of the country. Some 
of these, but probably not all, may be found registered in various 
Courts. § The p]arl of Ashburnham's Collection of Manuscripts 
contains three volumes of sixteenth and seventeeth century willsT 
(mostly original), and many others no doubt exFst in other private 
collections, as well as in the great libraries. 

If the county from which the emigrant came be known, or if the 
inquirer has had the good fortune to obtain such clues in the Prero- 

♦ See Hist. MSS. Rep. VIII, App. 332 ; ibid. Various Colls. I, p. 209 and Gen. vi, 4S. 

t The Processes in these cases are in the Public Record Omce. List of Willi in 
Gen. N. S. xi, 166, 224, xii, 97. 

ISeeGen.v, 211,324; vi, 23, 127, 217; vii,204, 271; N.S. i, 80. 

6 See Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. JV, App. p. 197. 

11 A partial list of these in Genealogist N. S. i, 266, ii, 69, 279, iii, 122, 186,220— on- 
fortunately di.scontinued. 

% Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. Vm, App. pt. iii' p. 29. 


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gative Court as indicate the place of his origin, the next step will be 
to search the local Courts of that region thoroughly ^ as no search is 
complete which does not exhaust these, the wills of testators in every 
Diocese being liable to be found in both. 

At this point comes one of the most difficult steps to the beginner, 
as the many interlacing jurisdictions of Consistories, Archdeaconries, 
Prebends, and, well named. Peculiars, make a maze in which he may 
easily become bewildered. In the following table I have endeavored 
to show clearly just what Courts have jurisdiction in each county, 
where the records are to be found, and the date of the earliest con- 
tinuous registration in such Court.* For those who desire more 
detail, I would refer to the two exhaustive Reports to the House of 
Commons in 1830 and 1845, f and to the admirable little handbook 
of Dr. Marshall's, t to which I am greatly indebted in this compila- 




Anglesea. Consistory of Bangor. 





Archdeaconry of Bedford. Northampton. 

Registers of the Bishops of Lin- 
coln. Diocesan Registry. 1280 
See note under Lincoln. 
Prebend of Biggleswade. Northampton. 1712 
Pecaliar of Leigbton Buzzard. Somerset House. 1736 


Archdeaconry of Berks. 

Index to 1050 printed by British 
Record Society, vol. yiii, 1893. 
Consistory of Salisbury. 
Dean of Sarum. 

(Has 7 parishes in Berks.) 
Peculiar of Dean and Canons of 


(Has 6 parishes in Berks.) 

Somerset House. 1530 

Somerset House. 
Somerset House. 


Somerset House. 1668 

Brecknock. Archdeaconry of Brecon. Hereford. 1625 

Bristol. Consistory of Bristol. Bristol. 1572 

All wills in this court between 1642 

and 1572 have been lost. A few 

may be found in Consistory of 

Gloucester, q. r. 
Index to 1792 printed by British 

Record Society, vol. xvil, 1897. , . 

Great Orphan Books. Council House. J 

Index ut supra. Abstracts of 1st ( to 1 

vol. printed by Bristol and Glou- 
cester Archaeological Society, 

edited by T. P. Wadlcy, 1886. 

• Where only a few scattered early wills occur (as Jn the Archdeaconry of Dorset), 
I hare omitted them, placing the date at a point where it will be of real value. 

t See the Ret. of Ecclesiastical Cts. Hou. of Com. Sessional Papers, 1830, No. 205, 
▼ol. xix, p. 47, and 1846. No. 249, vol. xxxvi, p 347, also Pub. Rec. Report, 1837. Dr. 
Mwihairs Handbook of Anc. Cte. of Prob., pp. 10-11, and Mr. J. C. C. Smith's intro- 
dnction to vol. x, Brit. Rec. Soc. 

t Handbook to the Ancient Courts of Probate, by George W. Marshall, 2d ed., 1896. 



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Consistorial Epigoopal of Bath 
and Wells. Wells. 

(Parishes of St Thomas and St. 
Mary Bedcliffe, before 1542.) 


Archdeaconry of Bucks. 
Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. 
Registers of Bishops of Lincoln. 
Index to 1647 by A. Gibbons, 1887, 
and abstracts of same, 1888. See 
also Miscellanea Qenealogica et 
Heraldica, N. S., iii. 69, for list 
1660 to 1640. 
Archdeaconry of St Albans. 

(Has 8 parishes in Backs.) 
Peculiar of Bierton. 
Peculiar of Aylesbury. 
Peculiar of Bucks. 
Peculiar of Monks Risborough and 

Peculiar of Thame. 

(Parish of Towersey only.) 
Peculiar of Eton College. 

Somerset House. 1520 
Lincoln. 1271 

DiocesanRegistry. 1280 

Somerset House. 1415 

Somerset House. 
Somerset House. 
Somerset House. 

Somerset House. 
Somerset House. 

Eton College. 



Consistory of Peterborough. Peterborough. 1 608 

Consistory of Ely. Peterborough. 1449 

See Vacancy Wills in Dean and 
Chapter of Canterbury. 
Consistory of Archdeacon of Ely. Peterborough. 1451 

(Includes Cambridge town.) 
Chancellor of University of Cam- r 1 501 

bridge. Peterborough. ].. ^ 74. r 

See Harleian MSS., 7030, p. 807, (w udo 

and 7038, p. 200, in Brit. Mas. 
Peculiar of Isleham and Frecken- 

Peculiar of Kings College. 
Peculiar of Thorn ey. 
Registers of Bishops of Ely. 
Calendars printed by A. Gibbons, 
1891, in Ely Episcopal Registers, 
pp. 16, 193, 432. See also Har- 
leian MS. 7043, pp. 163, 266, and 
Additional MS. 5861, p. 8, at 
British Museum. 
Commissary of Bury St. Edmunds. Bur7StEdmund8.1354 

See note under Suffolk. 
Consistory of Norwich. Norwich. 1370 

(Has 12 parishes in Cambridge.) 

Peterborough. 1 5 25 
Kings College. 1451 
Peterborough. 1774 
Muniment Room, 
Ely. 1478 

Consistorial Episcopal of St. 

Davids. Carmarthen. 1600 

Archdeaconry of Cardigan. Carmarthen. 1746 

Carmarthen. Consistorial Episcopal of St. 

Davids. Carmarthen. 1600 

Archdeaconry of St. Davids. Carmarthen. 1746 

Carnarvon. Consistory of Bangor. Bangor. 1634 


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Consistory of St. Asaph. St. Asaph. 1565 

(Has 2 Parishes in Carnarvon.) 
See note nnder Denbigh. 

Cheshire. Exchequer and Prerogative Court 

of York. York. 1389 

(For Cheshire wills before 1621.) 
Enrollment Books Diocesan Registry, 

List of vols. I and II in Lane, and C i ester. 1520 

Ches. Rec. Soc. vol. II, p. xi. 
Consistory of Lichfield. Lichfield. 1516 

(A few Cheshire wills before 1521.) 

Consistory Court of Chester. Chester. 1545 

Index to 1800 by Lancashire and 
Cheshire Record Society, vols, 
ii, iv, XV, xvili, XX, xxii, xxv, 
xxxvii, xliv, and xlv ; and ab- 
stracts of wills by Chetham Soci- 
ety, vols. xxxiU, 11, liv. N. S. 
iii,^ xxvU and xxxviil. 
See abstracts in Harl. MS. 2067 in 
Brit. Mns. and Dodsworth MS., 
vol. XX, Bodleian Lib., Oxford. 
Rural Deans (12). Chester. 1 660 

Index ut supra. 

Cornwall. Archdeaconry of Cornwall. 

Royal Peculiar of St. Buryan. 
Consistorial of Exeter. 
(Has 23 parishes in Cornwall.) 
See note under Devon. 
Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 
(Has 24 parishes in Cornwall.) 

Cumberland. Consistory of Carlisle. 

Registers of Bishops of Carlisle. 
List in Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. IX, 
App. 196, and abstracts 1353 to 
1386, printed by R. S. Ferguson 
in Comberland and Westmore- 
land Antiquarian and Archaelogl- 
cal Society, 1893. 
Consistory of Durham. 

(Has Alston Parish only.) 
Deanery of Coneland. 
Archdeaconry of Richmond. 
(Has some Cumberland wills.) 

Denbigh. Consistory of St Asaph. 

Index 1565 to 1583 printed by Fowls 
Land Club, vol. xvl, p. 299. 
Consistory of Bangor. 

(Has 19 Denbigh Parishes.) 
Consistory of Chester. 
Consistory of Lichfield. 
See note under Stafford. 

Derby. Consistory of Lichfield. Lichfield. 1516 

See note under Stafford. 



Cathedral Muni- 
ment Room. 





Somerset House. 
Somerset House. 


St Asaph. 






* Thia Tolnme contains abitracta of 200 wills now missing from Cheiter Com. Ct., see 
pt. ii, p. 196. 


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Deanery of Hartington. 
Peculiar of Peak Forest. 
Prebend of Sawley. 
Peculiar of Dale Abbey. 

Devon. Episcopal Principal Registry. 

Consistorial Court of Exeter. 
Index to 1790 by British Record 
Society in progress. 
Dean and Chapter of Exeter. 
Some wills of this Court are still in 
Chapter Library.* 
Archdeaconry of Barum. (Barns- 
Archdeaconry of Exeter. 
Index to 1799 by British Record 
Society in progress. 
Archdeaconry of Totnes. 

(Old Calendars from 1613.) 
Dean of Exeter. 
Vicars Choral. 

(Parish of Woodbury only.) 
Prebend of Uffculm (Diocese of 

Registers of Bishops of Exeter. 
Abstracts printed to 1415 of 
♦»Bronescombe" 1889, and **Staf- 
• ord" 1886, by F. C. H. Randolph. 
King's Court or Customary Court 
of the City of Exeter. 
Contains wills relating to tene- 
ments in City of Exeter. See 
abstracts printed by Samuel 
Izacke, 1736; also list in Anti- 
quities of Exeter by same, 1681, 
p. 21, et seq. 

Dorset. Archdeaconry of Dorset. 

(A few scattering wills 1568.) 
Index printed by British Record 
Society vol. xxli, 1900, of all 
wills at Blandford, to 1792. 
Consistory of Bristol, Dorset Di- 
Peculiar of Stunninster Marshall. 
Peculiar of Corfe Castle. 

(Old Calendar from 1577.) 
Peculiar of Great Canford and 

Royal Peculiar of Milton Abbas. 
Peculiar of Wimborne Minster. 
Dean of Salisbury. 

(Has 29 parishes in Dorset.) 
Prebend of Yetminster and Grim- 
Prebend of Lyme Regis and Hal- 





















Somerset House. 1623 
Diocesan Registry . 1 257 







Somerset House. 

Somerset House. 
Somerset House. 



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Peculiar of Gillinghaxn. 
Prebend of Netherbury. 
Prebend of Preston and Sutton 

Somerset House. 
Somerset House. 


Somerset House. 1 661 

Abstracts of all Administrations for Dorset in Prerogative 
Court of Canterbury (1558 to 1725) have been printed by 
G. S. Fry in Somerset and Dorset Notes and Queries, vol. 
II, 1891, p. 14, et $eq. 

Consistory of Durham. Durham. 

Registers of Dean and Chapter. Durham. 
See Surtees Society, vols, ii, and 
zxxviii, for selections of wills 
1311 to 1699. 


Somerset House. 
Somerset House. 
Somerset House. 

Somerset House. 
Somerset House. 

Somerset House. 

Somerset House. 

Somerset House. 






Somerset House. 1504 
Somerset House. 1613 

Archdeaconry of Essex. 
Commissary of Essex and Herts. 
Commissary of London. 

(Has 8 parishes in Essex.) 
Consistory of London. 
Deanery of Becking. 

(Has 6 parishes in Essex.) 
Archdeaconry of Colchester. 
Archdeaconry of Middlesex, 

Essex and Herts. 

(Has 37 parishes in Essex.) 
Dean and Chapter of St. Paul. 

(Has 6 parishes in Essex.) 
Royal Peculiar Dean and Chap- 
ter of Westminster. 

(Has parish of St. Mary, Maldon, 
Peculiar of Good Easter. 
Peculiar of Hornchurch and 


(Only 1 will remains.) 

Peculiar of Writtle with Roxwell. 
Commissary of the Sokens. 

(Has 3 parishes in Essex.) 
Archdeaconry of Suffolk. 

(Has a few Essex wills.) 

See note under Suffolk. 

A few Essex wills, 1360 to 1610, are in the muniments of 
the family of Nevill of Holt. See note under Leicester. 

Consistory of St. Asaph. 

See note under Denbigh. 
Consistory of Chester. 

See note under Chester. 
Consistory of Lichfield. 

See note under Stafford. 
Peculiar of Ilawarden. 

New College, 

Somerset House. 




Consistorial of Llandaff. 
Consistorial tipiscopal of 
St. Davids. 

St. Asaph. 






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Council House, 

Gloucester. Consistory of Gloucester. 

A few wills (92) exist between 1509 

and 1541. 
Index printed by British Record 
Society 1541 to 1»550, vol. xii, 
1895 ; 1660 to 1799 in progress. 
Consistory of Worcester. 
(Has Gloucester wills before 1541.) 
See note under Worcester. 
Peculiar of Bibury. 
Peculiar of Bishops Cleeve. 
Consistory of Bristol. 
(Has 16 parishes in Gloucester- 
Great Orphan Books. 
(Have a few Gloucester wills.) 
See note under Bristol. 

Hampshire. Consistory of Winchester. Winchester. 

See also Vacancy Wills in Dean 
and Chapter of Canterbury. 
Peculiar of Alverstoke. Winchester. 

Donative Court of No. Baddesley. Winchester. 
Peculiar of Bishops Waltham. Winchester. 
Peculiar of Cal bourne. Winchester. 

Peculiar of Fawley with Exbury. Winchester. 
Peculiar of Ringwood with Har- 

bridge. Winchester. 

Peculiar of East Woodhay with 

Askmansworth. Winchester. 

Peculiar of Alresford with Med- 

stead and New Alresford. Winchester. 

Peculiar of Cheriton with Kilmar- 

tou and Tichbourne. Winchester. 

Archdeaconry of Winchester. Wiuchcster. 

Liber Niger, or Black Book. Southampton. 

See Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. XI, 
App. pt. ii, pp. 8-14. 
Great Book of Andover. Andover. 

See Archives of Andover, by R. H. 
Clutterbuck, IH'Jl. 

Herkfohd. Consistorial of Hereford. 

(Calendars to letter E only.) 
Consistorial of the Dean. 
Archdeaconry of Brecon. 
Peculiar of Upper Bullinghope. 
Peculiar of Little Hereford with 

Ashford Carboiiell. 

Peculiar of Moreton Magna. 

Corporation of Hereford. 

(A few will ai)stracts in Hist. MSS. 

Com. Rep. XIII, App. pt. iv, pp. 

Consistorial Episcopal of 

St. Davids. Carmarthen. 

Said to have some Hereford wills, 










to 1370 






Town Hall. 

. 1662 


1904.] Itecords of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. 193 

Herts. Commissary of Essex and Herts. Somerset House. 1514 

(Has 7 parishes in Herts.) 
Archdeaconry of St. Albans. Somerset House. 1415 

Sec abstracts by W. Brigg, in 
Herts. Genealogist and Anti- 
quary, i, 44, et seq. 
Consistory of Peterborough. Peterborough. 1608 

(Before 1616 only.) 
Peculiar of Dean and Chapter of 

St. Pauls. Somerset House. 1537 

(Has 4 parishes in Herts.) 
Archdeaconry of Middlesex, Es- 
sex and Herts. Somerset House. 1564 
(Has 25 parishes in Herts.) 
See abstracts printed by W. Brigg 
in Herts. Genealogist and An- 
tiquary, i, 83, et seq. 
Consistory of London. Somerset House. 1361 
See abstracts, as above, ii, 9, etseq. 

HuxTS. Archdeaconry of Huntingdon. Peterborough. 1479 

Archdeaconry of Huntingdon. Somerset House. 1557 

Hitchin Division. 

Peculiar of Brampton. Peterborough. 1546 

Peculiar of Buckden. Peterborough, 1661 

Peculiar of Leighton Bromswold. Peterborough. 1738 

Prebend of Long Stow. Peterborough. 1667 
[To be continued.] 



Communicatod by Miss Mart Kingsbury Talcott, of Hartford, Conn. 
From the raann script copy owned by the Connecticut Society of Colonial Dames. 

The Church in Vernon (formerly North Bolton) was formed in 
October, 1762. Its first pastor, the Rev. Ebenezer Kellogg,* was 
bom in Nor\valk, Conn., Apr. 5, 1737, graduated at Yale College 
in 1757, was ordained at North Bolton, Nov. 24, 1762, and preached 
until within a few months of his death, Sept. 3, 1817. He was 
followed by the Rev. William Ely, second pastor, ordained Mar. 
11, 1818, dismissed Feb. 21, 1822. The third pastor, the Rev. 
Amz» Benedict, was installed June 30, 1824. The following re- 
cords cover the first two pastorates. 

The Perfons whose Names are under-written have received the 
Ordinance of Baptism. 

1762. Decem***^ 5, Abia Daughter of Thomas Darte. 
26. Abial Son of Osias Grant. 

* See Dexter*8 Yale Gradaatesi Second Series, page 477* 

194 Records of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. [April, 

AD 1763 Jan^ 30. Reuben Son of Phillip Smith. 
Feby 20. Betty and Molly Daughterg of Nath" Jones- 
Apr* 3. Hezekiah Son of Solomon Lomis — 
May 1 Hofea Son of Isaac Brunfon — 8^ Martaln Son of Samael 

Brown — item Gideon Son of Mehetabel Wright 
June 5. Ichabod Son of Jonathan Lord. 

July 3** Siifauah Daughter of Benj° Cheeny living in Hartford 5 Miles. 
item Agnes Daughter of William Simons, living in Hartford 5 Miles. 
Octo*" 2** Lemuel Son of Eliakim Root — 30^ Dorcas Daughter of Elijah 

Tucker — item Phebe Daughter of Hezek** Wells, item Lydia Daughter 

of John Skinner. 
Nov*^' 6 Ann Daughter of Sam* Brown — 


January 8'** Roger Noah & Anna, Sons & Daughter of Roger Strickland — 

January 29, Efther Daughter of Sam* Ladd Feb 2 Rofwell White 

Son of Richard Fitch — 12'** Nathan Son of N. Jones. 19, Benjamin 
Son of John Hitchcock — 26. Eleazer Son of Stephen Pain Ju". March 
4, Samuel Son of Jabez Rogers — Ap* 8'** David, Son of David Smith — 
Item Oliver Son of Jofeph Blifh — 22. Rachel Daughter of Elijah Lomis — 

May 6 William Son of John Pain — June 17 Sufannali Daughter of Jared 
Knowlton — July 22, Samuel Son of Jofiah Thatcher. 

Sept*^ 2 Wareham Son of Osias Grant — 16, Rachel Daughter of Thomas 
Chapman — 23 Lucy Daughter of John Darte — 

Octob"^ 2'^, Ebenezer, Son of Ebenezer Kellogg — 

Decern*'^ 23, Caleb Son of Caleb Talcott— 


Feb^ 10 Mary Daughter of Solomon Lomis — March 10 Asa Son of John 
Hutchins, Ap* 21 Jerufha Daughter of Jeremiah Biffel — 28. John Son 
of John M**ray. item. Lovina Daughter of Jonathan Smith — 

May 5. Samuel Son of Elijah Tucker — 

June 23. Roger, Levi, & Prifcilla, Sons and Daughter of Roger Lomis. — 

July 28. Sarah Daughter of Phillip Smith Aug* 4. Sibyl Daughter 

of Eliakim Root. Sept^ 1. William Serjeant Son of Ichabod Carly — 
29. Lemuel Son of Hezekiah King — 0010*^ 20 David Allis, Son of 
Reuben Searl — 

Novb^ 24 John Son of Benj" Kilburn— Decem***^ 15 Elifabeth Daughter 
of Roger Lomis — 22 Afahel Son of Afahel Root. — 


Feb 2 David Son of David Wright — March 9 Sarah Daughter of Nathan 
Jones— item Alamander Cone atlult — Ap* 6 Jofeph Son of John Hitch- 
cock. — 

Ap* 6. Oral Daughter of Osias Grant. 13. Guftavus & Cleopatria twin 
children of Benjamin Kilburn — 20 Benajah Son of John Pain — May 25, 
John Sou of John Miller — June 1, Ruffel Son of Jofeph Simons of 
Hartford 5 Miles — item Richard Son of Malachi Corney Hart''*5 Miles. 

item William Son of Samuel Olcott of Hartford 5 Miles — 29 Daniel Son 
of Ebenezer Kellogg — 

July 13. Jofeph Son of Solomon Lomis — 20 Betty daughter of David 
Smith— Aug* 3. Betty Daughter of Mofes Thrall— Septem**' 7. Amafa 
Son of Jofeph Blilh — 14 Allen Son of Jabez Emerfon — item Elijah Son 

1904.] Records of the Church in Vtrnon^ Conn. 195 

of Elijah Tucker Octo^ 12 Luke Son of Elijah Lomis— Nov^' 2 Rebecka 
Daughter of John M*^ray. item, Sarah Daughter of Jabez Rogers, — 
item, Elijah Son of Elijah King — 16. William Son of Elijah Anders 
Hartford 5 miles, item Lucretia Daughter of Jabez Darte Hartford 
5 Miles — Decem**' 14. Ljdia Daughter of Stephen Pain Ju' — 22 Miriam 
Daughter of John Darte — 

Feb^ 15, Sarah Daughter of Reuben Searl— March 29-Sarah & Abigail 

Daughters of Sam^ Blackmer. 
Ap* 12 Hezekiah Son of Philip Smith— May 24 Plato Son of Gideon 

King — July 20 Daughter of Eliakim Root — Aug* 9 Jeremiah Son of 

Jeremiah Biflfel — 
Sept 29. Benjamin Son of Benj° Brown Hartford 5 miles, item Anna 

Daughter of Simon Kenney Hartford 5 Miles, Oct' 25. Levi Son of 

David Wood worth — Nov**' 1. Auguftus Son of Ozias Grant — 
Nov** 15. Elfe Daughter of Hezekiah King — 
Decern*" 12 Jane Daughter of John M^'ray. 


Feb^ 17. Lemuel Son of Nathan Jones — 14 John Son of Roger Strick- 
land — March 6. Abner Son of Roger Lomis. item Jane Daughter of 
Isaac Brunfon — Ap* 17. William son of Mofes Thrall — May 8. Allen 
Son of Beriah Brunfon — item Molly Daughter of Eliakim Hitchcock — 
22 Molly Daughter of David Wright— 29. Alexander Son of Robert 
M*^kee of Hartford 5 Miles — item Rofwell Son of William Buckland. 
Hartford 5 Miles, item John Son of Levi Thatcher Hartf** 5 Miles, 
item Joel Son of Richard Keneey Hartf*^ 5 miles, item Eleazer Son of 
Jofeph M^'kee Hartford 5 Miles, item Rebecka Daughter of Stephen 
Bidwell. Hartford 5 Miles — item Rufha Daughter of William Simons 
Hartford 5 Miles — item Sarah Daughter of Nathanel M*^kee Hartford 
5 Miles — item Sarah Daughter of Alexander Keueey Hartford 5 Miles — 

June 5 — Clark Son of Elijah Tucker — item Mary Daughter of Ichabod 
Carly — item Samuel Son of Samuel Blackmer — 

July 3*^ Hannah Daughter of Benjamin Kilburn 10 Hannah Daughter 
of Ebenezer Kellogg — item Anna Daughter of John Hitchcock — 24 
Mary Daughter of Natlian Darte — Aug' 21 Abigail Daughter of John 

Sept' 11 Matthias & Mehetabel Son & Daughter of James Peiidal — 
Oct' 2 Orren Daughter of Jonathan Smith — 23. Mable Daughter of 
David Smith/ — item Daniel Son of Solomon Lomis — Decem*^' 25. Denial 
[Daniel?] Son of Jofeph Blifh— 

AD 1769. 

Jan^ 15 — Rachel Daughter of Caleb Talcott — March 5. Eliakim Son of 
Eliakim Hitchcock — 12 Bethfaida Daughter of Gideon King — Ap* 2 
Rhoda Daughter of David Woodworth, 30. Alexander & Elizabeth. 
Son & Daughter of Alexd' Kinny. item Jofeph Son of Elijah King — 
June 18 Aruma Daughter of Ozias Grant — July 16 Asa Son of Jabez 

July 23. Jeremiah Son of Eliakim Root— Nov*" 2 Ruth Daughter of 
David Wright. 8 Samuel Hulda, Ilulda, Levitt, Loudon, Jafon, & 
Calvin, Sons and Daughter of Jafon Millard — 19 Andrew, & Sufannah 
Millard Adult — Decem*"' 10 Jofias Son of Nathan Jones — 

196 Records of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. [April, 

AD 1770. 
March 4. Jofias Son of Stephen Pain Jun'. item Violet Daughter of 
Elijah Tucker — 19 Willis Son of Zadoc How — item Hannah Daughter 
of Alexander McLrean — Ap* 8 Damaris Daughter of Ezekiel Olcott — 
May 6 Jehial Son of John Hodge — 13 Silas Son of Elijah Lomis — 
item Reuben Son of Mofes Thrall — July 1. Ruth Daughter of Roger 
Lomis — 29 Thomas Wright Son of Ebenezer Kellogg— Aug* 26 Olive 
Daughter of Ebenezer Darte — Octo' 28. Sile Daughter of Eliakim 
Hitchcock, item Betty Daughter of Edward Pain — Decem^"^ 30 Eze- 
kiel Son of Solomon Lomis — 

AD 1771. 
Feb^ 24. Roxy Daughter of Caleb Talcott — Zurvia, Daughter of Ozias 
Grant — Ap' 7 John Son of William Hunt — May 5, Anna Daughter of 
Beriah Brunfon — 26 Nathan Son of Jeremiah BifTel — item Warren Son of 
David Smith — June 9, Aaron Son of Joel Naf h — 23 Samuel Son of Isaac 
Brufon [Brunson?] — July 21. Lucy Daughter of Jofeph Blilh — Aug* 4 
Sarah Daughter of John M*Tay — item Drufilla Daughter of Ichabod 
Carly — Aug* 11. Augustus & Eraftus twin Sons of Alexander Kinny — 
Oct 6 Sarah Daughter of Zadoc How, Sep* 29 Betty Daughter of 
David Wright— Oct' 13. Rofwell Son of Silas King--20 Salmon Son of 
Gideon King. 27, Sarah Daughter of David Wo<5worth — Decem** 29 
William Son of Hezekiah King — 

AD 1772. 

Janu'^ 5 — Simon Son of P21ijah King — Feb 1 6. Polly Daughter of Lemmi 
Thrall. 22 Elijah Son of Elijah Skinner— Ap^ 8-Samnel Son of James 
Lyman — May 3"^-Gurdon Son of Gurdon Fowler — item Eunice Daugh- 
ter of Nathan Jones. 

May 24 Zurvia Daughter of Ozias Grant — item Betty & Samuel Daugh- 
ter & Son of Elijah Brunfon. 

June 21 Alexander Son of Alexander M^'Lean — item Lucy Daughter of 
Ebenezer Darte — Aug* 1 6-Roxillana Daughter of Edward Pain — item 
Sarah Daughter of Thomas Chapman Jun"" — Oct' 4 Tryphena Daughter 
of Solomon Lomis — 11 Cloe, Daughter of Eliakim Hitchcock — 18 Mai^ 
garet Daughter of Reuben Searl— 25 Betty Daughter of Mofes Thrall. 

Nov*^' 8 [Russell] [written in pencil] Son of Jabez Rogers — item Allen 
Son of Eliakim Root — Decem^' 31. Elijah Son of Elijah Brunfon. 

AD 1773. 

Ap* 1 Jane Daughter of Elijah Tucker — May 2 Lyana Daughter of Ezra 
Lomis — item Perfia Daughter of Lemmi Thrall — June 27 Lydia Daugh- 
ter of David Smith — July 4 Mary Daughter of William Hunt Aug* 22 
Elenor Daughter of John M*^ray. 

Octo**^ 8. Rachel Daughter of Reuben King— 17 Cloe Daughter of Alex- 
ander Kinny. — 31 Barzillai Little adult — item Lois Daughter of Roger 

• Lomis. item Philomelia Daughter of Sam^ Root. 

Nov*"" 21 Eunice, Daughter of Ebenezer Kellogg — item Jerufha Daugh- 
ter of James Lyman. 

AD 1774. 

Feb 27. Eben Son of Elijah King— March 13 Anna Daughter of Caleb 
Talcott — May. 1. Simeon Son of Beriah Brunfon — 8. Hannah y® Adopt- 
ed Daughter of Elijah Lomis— 22 Elijah Son of Ozias Grant— 29 Tim- 
othy Son of Reuben Searl. 

1904.] Records of the Church in Vernon^ Conn. 197 

June 5. Molly Daughter of Zadoc How — item Prudence Daughter of 
Elijah BnmfoD — 26 Malvin Son of Isaac Brunfon — »Tuly 10. Samuel 
Son of Joel Naf h — 17 William Son of Eiiakim Hitchcock. 

Aug* 7. Betsey Daughter of Eben*" Dart — 14. Daniel Son of Reuben 
Skinner — 21 John Marfbal Son of Jofhua Pearl — 28. Joel Son of Ed- 
ward Pain. 

Octo'^ 31 Amafa Son of Joseph Blifh — item William Son of Natlian 
Jones — Decern^' 4 Docia Daughter of Jabez Emerfon Jun*" — 18 Sarah 
Daughter of Gurdon Fowler — item Mary Daughter of Alexander Mc- 

AD 1775. 

January 22. Elijah Son of Elijah Skinner March 5. Martin Son of Ja- 
bez Rogers — Ap^ 30. Sarah Daughter of Eiiakim Root — June 4. Pro- 
sorpina Daughter of ^Gideon King — Aug* 13 Tryphena Daughter of 
Solomon Lomis — June 11. Rhoda Daughter of Stephen King — July 16 
Eleazer Son of John M^ray — item Denial [«c] Son of Barzillai Little. 
23 Zina Daughter of Reuben King — Aug' 13. David Son of David 
Dorchefter Jun' — 20. Clarifla Daughter of Hezk** King — item RufTel, 
Eraftus & Perf ia. Sons & Daughter of David West — Sept"" 3. John Chap- 
man — Son of Abel West. 17. Adolphus Son of Timothy Pain — Octo' 
1. Ruth Daughter of Thomas Chapman Jun"^ — 8*** Ruel Son of Lerami 
Thrall— 29 Mehetabel Daughter of Samuel Root. 

AD 1776. 

January 4. Perils Daughter of Daniel Ladd. 

Feb. 25. Rachel Daughter of Elijah Lomis. 

March 10. James Son of James Lyman — 27. John Son of David King. 

April 7. Edward Son of Edward Paine. 

April 21. Sarah Daughter of Reuben Skinner. 

May 5. Abner Son of tiliakim Hitchcock — 23. Mary, Hulda, Tirzah, & 
Abiel, Daughters & Son of Wid^ Leonard — June 9 Elifha Son of 
Ozias Grant. 23 Lois Daughter of .John Allis. 

July 7. Jonathan Smith Son of John Tucker — 21. Rufsel Son of Mofes 
Thrall — item Warren Son of Alexander Kiney — item Timothy Son of 
Jofhua Pearl — Aug' 11 Nancy Daughter of Eph™ Ladd. 18. Phiuehas 
Son of Eiiakim Root. 

Sep' 8. Jefle Lyman Son ot William Hunt. 15. Sarah Daughter of Wi- 
dow Leonard. 

Octob"" 6. Jabez Son of Jabez Emerfon. Octob' 20. Ezekiel Son of 
Capt Ezekiel Olcott— 

Nov^ 10 Lemuel Son of Lemuel Chapman — 

AD 1777. 
Jan^ 6 Molly Daughter of Elijah King — 
Feb^ 23 Lydia Daughter of David Smith — item Dolly Daughter of Elijah 

Tucker, item Benjamin Son of Benjamin Blifh. 
March 2. Eunice Daughter of Elifha Ladd — 23 Zadoc Son of Zadoc 

April 6 Molly Daughter of Gurdon Fowler — 27. Olive Daughter of Ezra 

Lomis — 
June 15. Alphens Son of Thomas Chapman Jun' 
Aog^ 1 William Little adult — item Aletheia Daughter of William Little — 

24 Erastus Son of Beriah Brunfon. 

198 Proceedings of the N. E. HUt. Gen. Society. [April, 

Septem 21. James Son of James Lyman, item, Reuben Son of Reuben 

Octob' Jemima Darte Daughter of Stephen King — item Anna Daughter 

of Daniel Ladd — 19. Barzillai Son of Barzillai Little — 
Decern' 7. Sile Daughter of Eliakim Hitchcock. 14. Hannah Daughter 

of Abel West — 21. Francis Son of Ozias Grant. 

[To be continued.] 


By Geo. A. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary. 

Boston, Massachusetts, 2 December, 1903. The Society held a stated meeting 
today, at the usual time and place, President Baxter in the chair. 

The several executive reports were made, accepted and filed. 

Ezra Dodge Hines, Esq., of Danvers, read a paper entitled The March of Ar- 
nold and his men from Cambridge to Quebec, for which thanks were voted, with 
a request for a copy to be filed in the archives. 

Memorial tributes to William Sumner Appleton, A.M., George Eugene Bel- 
knap, LL.D., John Tyler Hassam, A.M., and John Joseph May, were read, ac- 
cepted, and ordered on file. 

Six new members were elected. 

Thanks were voted to Mary Theodora Hale, of Boston, for the gift of a file 
of the Boston Transcript from 1850 to the present time ; and to Sampson, Mur- 
dock & Co., for the gift of about eight hundn^d directories of towns and cities. 

6 January, 1904. The regular stated meeting was held as usual, the Presi- 
dent presiding. 

Rev. Samuel Dike, LL.D., of Auburndale, read a paper on Capt. Anthony Dike, 
an early navigator of the Bay colony, for wliich a vote of thanks was passed, 
with a request for a copy for the Society's archives. 

Twenty-six resident and two corresponding members were elected. 

13 January. Tlie annual meeting w^as held this day. For the complete Pro- 
ceedings, see the supplement to tliis number. 

3 February. The President called the stated meeting to order at the asual 
place and time. 

Anson Marshall Lyman, A.B., of Brookline, was introduced. He read a paper 
on The Monroe Doctrine, which w^as followed by a discussion from the floor, 
when tiie meeting voted thanks for the paper and requested a copy for preser- 
vation in the files of the Society. 

A committee was appointed to consider and report appropriate action of the 
Society on the retirement of Benjamin Barstow Torrey, late Treasurer; and 
another, to draft a memorial minute in respect and consideration for Hon. New- 
ton Talbot, recently deceased. 

Tlie By-laws were amended, granting the privilege to any elected member to 
become a life member on admission. 

Thirty-three members were elected. 

3 March. The stated meeting was held as usual, President Baxter in the 

The executive ofllccrs severally made reports, which were accepted, and filed. 

Charles G. Chick, Es(i., President of the Hyde Park Historical Society, read 
a paper entitled Writs of Assistance, the spark that kindled the American Bevolu- 
tion, which proved an instructive essay, and was much enjoyed. Thanks were 
voted, and a copy requested for the archives. 

Forty-one members were elected, by unanimous ballot. 

The trustees of the Kidder fund presented an annual report, which was ac- 
cepted and ordered on file. 

The Memorial committee on Hon. Newton Talbot presented a report, which 
was accepted and ordered on file. 

1904.] Notes and Queries. 199 



John Joseph May. — The portrait of Mr. May which accompanies this num- 
ber as a frontispiece, shows the bust of his father, Samuel May (1776-1870), 
by Greenough. 

GosNOLD — Bacon. — The editor regrets that these notes in the ** Genealogical 
Gleanings among the English Archives" (see ante, vol. 57, page 810) must be 
deferred for still another number, owing to delay in the receipt of some essen- 
tial material from England, and Mr. Lea's present occupation in the editing of 
•* Abstracts of Wills in Register Soame.'' These notes will be concluded in the 
July number. 

St. Michael's Bells.— My attention has been called by the Rev. John Ker- 
shaw, rector of St. Michael's, Charleston, to an error, antey page 68, in ascribing 
the original bells of that church to the Rudhall foundry. Accordihg to the 
records of the vestry-book, they were cast, in 1764, by Lester and Pack, of the 
Whitechapel foundry, London, a firm dating from 1570. The total cost of 
this ring, including frame, freight, and raising, was £681 sterling. The tenor 
weighed 18 cwt. 

The present tuneful ring, which was designed to be as nearly as possible a 
reproduction of the former, was cast by Mears and Stainbank, direct successors 
of the ori^nal founders, and also purchasers of the good will of the extinct 
Rudhall firm. Their total cost was £916, with allowance of £250 for five 
damaged bells returned. They were first chimed on Sunday, March 24, 1867. 

Boston, Mass, Arthur H. Nichols. 

Dewing, Smith.— A Correction.— (anfc, vol. 57, pae:e 103.)— Esther Smith, 
born April 29, 1753, daughter of Timothy and Esther* (Dewing; Henry,' An- 
drew.' Andrew*) Smith, married, May 29, 1775, Theodore Broad ; and not 
Joseph Ware, June 1, 1780, as stated. Benj. F. Dewing. 

Boston, Mass. 

Bennett, Phillips. — The author of the interesting genealogy of the descen- 
dants of George Bennett of Lancaster, In the Register, vol. 56, page 241, seems 
to have been misled by the repetition of the names Mary, John and Samuel in 
two successive generations, and by the similarity of the names Phillips and 
Phelps, into ascribing the deed of partition mentioned on page 244 (Wore. Co. 
Deeds, iv. : 195) to John' and Samuel' (Samuel,* George*) and the son of their 
sister Mary,' who married Edward Phelps. of Lancaster, in 1718. The dates 
given show that this son could not have been more than fifteen years old when 
the deed was made, and therefore incapable of taking part in it, as the John 
Phillips actually did. However, if this Bennett genealogy is read in conjunction 
with that of Phillips, as given in Bond's Watertown, page 876. the situation is 
made plain. Theophilus' Phillips of Watertown (Rev. George,* Christopher* of 
Ralnham St. Martin, co. Norfolk) married, Nov. 11, 1677, Mary Bennet. Their 
son John,* born Dec. 10, 1692, removed from Watertown, after 1727, and was 
of Lanca.ster in 1731. The deed of partition is dated Feb. 20, 1732-3. The 
will of Mary (Bennet) Phillips is dated Dec. 23, 1730, and was probated Sept. 10, 
1733. Perhaps Edward Philips, who witnessed the deed, was he who married 
Mary' Bennet. Theophilus Phillips was a farmer of Watertown, and married 
first, Bethia Kedal (Ketal), who died in 1669. She was probably kinswoman of 
the Kettle family of Lancaster which was so sorely smitten in the Lancaster 
massacre of February, 1676, when the father and two sons were killed and the 

200 Notes and Queries. [April, 

mother and daughters carried away captive. One of the latter was the heroic 
girl who, escaping from the Indians near Mt. Wachusett, carried her little sister 
on her back to safety in the settlements. Theophilus Phillips served in Capt. 
Joseph Siirs company during the campaign of the summer of 1676, to Hassa- 
namesit and the Connecticut. Going and coming, they made scouting detours 
into the region about Wachusett and Washacum ponds, whence had come the 
Indians to attack Lancaster a year earlier and in the previous winter. The 
deed of partition appears to prove that Mary Bennet, who married Theophilus 
Phillips, was the daughter of George Bennet, slain Aug. 22, 1675, at Lancaster, 
by Monoco and his band, and of Lydia Kibble, his wife, granddaughter of 
Richard Linton, a pioneer in the Lancaster settlement. 
Boston, Mass, Henry A. Phillips. 

William Saxford of Rhode Island. — A Hypothetical Genealogy. — The 
following is a series of suppositions based on a very few facts, but these facts 
fit in so well together as to give a certain plausibility to the hypothesis stated. 
And they account for persons whose existence has hitherto been almost un- 

1. William^ Sanford owned land in Portsmouth, R. I., before 1642; brother of 

John Sanford of Boston, and then Portsmouth. Supposed to have had 
at least one child. 

2. John^ Sanford (William*) bom, perhaps, 1626 to 1632; lived in Portsmouth 

1G53 and 1655 ; perhaps moved to Newport. Supposed to have had at 
least two children. 

3. John^ Sanford (John,* William') born, perhaps, 1651 to 1661 ; Newport, 

1708 to 1721 ; died after 1721; married (perhaps 1680 to 1685) Mary, who 
was born in 1664, as she died in Newport, Dec. 15, 1721, in her 67th year. 

4. William^ Sanford (John,* William*) of Newport; moved to Stonington, 

Conn., where he was baptized (an adult) Aug. 1, 1708. Had a daughter. 
Thankful^ Sanford, also baptized Aug. 1, 1708, at Stonington. 

[1.] John' Sanford of Portsmouth, who subsequently became President of 
Rhode Island, in a deed dated July 11, 1642, mentioned land in Portsmouth 
which was his brother William's, according to the record in vol. i., p. 403, of 
Portsmouth Deeds. John' Sanford had a brother-in-law William Hutchinson, 
and It is possible that William Hutchinson is here referred to. Nowhere else 
in the Portsmouth Records have I found reference to an actual or possible 
William' Sanford. John' Sanford had a son William* Sanford, but as John 
had a father-in-law William Hutchinson, this fact does not support my hy- 
pothesis, which rests solely upon this one reference and upon the desire to find 
the father of John* Sanford. 

[2.] The list of freemen at Portsmouth in 1655 (printed in R. I. Col. Records, 
i. : 300) contains the names of "John Sanford" and "John Sanford Jun^** 
One of these was evidently the son of President John' Sanford (then deceased), 
who was born at Boston on June 4, 1633, and baptized June 26, 1633. The 
other was the person whom I have called the son of William' Sanford. His 
existence has not been noticed heretofore In any genealogy which has come 
under my observation, but he evidently existed. There are many references 
later in the records to " John Sanford," some of which may apply to him, but 
I am unable to point out any with certainty. John, son of President John, 
was a very prominent citizen of Rhode Island, and heretofore all these refer- 
ences have been supposed to be to him. That the great majority of the records 
refer to the President's son. Is beyond question. It is also quite probable that 
John, supposed son of William, moved to Newport. 

There is a bare possibility that my John* Sanford (William') may have been 
the Boston schoolmaster, son of Richard, born In 1625 or 1626, married Feb. 19, 
1656-7, Sarah, widow of Robert Potter of Warwick, R. I. But I consider this 
very Improbable. The records show that John the schoolmaster was in Boston 
on Jan. 22, 1650-1, when he witnessed a bond, and that he was admitted mem- 
ber of the First Church of Boston on April 22, 1655. 

[8.] 1704, May 4. John Sanford of Newport admitted freeman. [R. I. CoL 
Bee., iv. : 37.] 

1904.] Notes and Queries. 201 

1714, Aug. 14. John Sanford of Newport had 12 acres laid out to him 
in PoTtsmoath. [Portsmonth Deeds, ii. : 649.] 

1716, Nov. 29. John Sanford of Newport and Mary his wife mortgage 
[these?] 12 acres in Portsmouth. This morterajfe was extinguished by 
William Sanford 18 Nov., 1721. [Portsmouth Deeds, il. : 147.] 

1717, Oct. 80. John Sanford of Newport deeds to Abiel Tripp of Bristol, 
one acre on Hog Island, in Portsmouth. [Portsmouth Deeds, ii. : 228.] 

1721, Nov. 18. William Sanford of Portsmouth extinguishes the mort- 
gage on 12 acres in Portsmouth, given by John Sanford and Mary his 
wife of Newport. [See above.] 
1721, Nov. 18. John Sanford of Newport and Mary his wife deed [these 
same?] 12 acres in Portsmouth to William Sanford of Portsmouth. 
[Portsmouth Deeds, ii. : 399.] 
1721, Dec. 15. Mary, the wife of John Sanford, died in her 67th year, 
according to the inscription on her gravestone in Newport. [See The 
Heraldic Journal, iii. : 68, 61, 62.] 
It is possible that the above John Sanford of Newport was brother of the 
above-named William Sanford of Portsmouth, and son of Samuel* Sanford 
CJohn*). This John (son of Samuel) was born June 10, 1668, at Portsmouth; 
died Oct. 23, 1723; married, Sept. 6, 1689, Frances Clarke of Newport, who bore 
him five children, and died March 18, 1702-3. The record of this man and his 
family is entered on Portsmouth Records, with no mention of any second wife, 
and I think it improbable that he is the one with wife Mary. So I have given 
John and Mary a place in this new family. 

[4.] On Aug. 1, 1708, William Sanford of Newport, an adult, and Thankful, 
daughter of William Sanford, were baptized at Stonington, Conn. [Hist, of 
First Cong. Church of Stonington, p. 207.] Failing to locate William anywhere 
else, I have placed him in the present position until some one comes along and 
overthrows my hypothesis. Almon Danforth Hodges, Jr. 

Boston, Mass, 

BuLKELEY.— Rev. Ed Ward* Bulkeley (Peter*), of Marshfleld and Concord, 
was admitted to the fellowship of the First Church in Boston, 22 Mar., 1634-6, 
as a single man ; and was dismissed from the same church, 16 Aug., 1641, to the 
church at Concord. (Register, an<6, vol. vli., p. 277.) Between these dates 
he married and had a son, Peter,' bom 3(11) 1640. The name and parentage 
of his wife have long been sought in vain by genealogists. Last summer, one 
of his descendants, the Librarian of the New-England Historic Genealogical 
Society, found upon examination that the names Lucy and Lucyan, which ap- 
pear in the Emerson and Clarke lines of descent, are not taken from the 
Bnlkeley, Emerson, or Clarke families, a fact which suggested that these names 
came into the family through the wife of Rev. Edward Bulkeley. Accordingly, 
an examination of the Nichols copy of Plymouth Colony Deeds (in the Massa- 
chusetts State Archives) was made, by the aid of a manuscript index in the 
possession of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, to ascer- 
tain whether Rev. Edward Bulkeley*s wife released dower in any Marshfeild 
lands he may have sold. This search brought to light the following deed, 
which gives the Christian name of the wife : 

** Know all men by these p*"sents that Mr Edward Buckley of Concord in the 
Mafsachusetts hath bargained, and sold, and by these p>'sents doth bargaine 
and fell vnto Josiah WInslow Juni'. and Anthony Snow, of Marshfeild, in the 
Collonie of New Plymouth all his Interest in any house or housen Bamfs f tables 
land woods meddowes orchyards &c., to him appertaining or belonging being 
and lying in or att the Towne of Marshfeild In New Plymouth aforsald ; To 
hone and to hold, to them and to theire heires foreuer with all the benifltts 
privilidges and emunitles therevnto appertaining ; for and in consideration of 
feaoenty pounds to be payed by them ; or either of them theire heires executors 
adminnestrators or afsignes in manor or forme as followeth, viz : That they 
fhall pay or cause to be payed att or before the first day of Nouember next 
insoeing ten pounds in marchantable neate cattle; att prise currant, to be 
deliuered to him or his assignes att Marshfeild aforsald ; and fifteen ponds in 
marchantable belfe or cattle, the which hee fhall desire, prooided they haue 

202 Notes and Queries. [April, 

notice from him fix monthes before theyr day of payment att or before the first 
of Noaember, in the yeer 1659, and fine ponuds in marchantable wheat, fine 
pounds in pease and fine pounds in Rye and Indian Ck>me, att or before the 
tenth day of April in the yeer 1660 alsoe fifteen pounds att or before the first 
of Nouember in the yeer 1660, in marchantable beife or cattle the which 
hee f hall desire provided still they haue notice from him fix months l)efore the 
day of payment; and lastly fine pounds in marchantable wheat, fine pounds in 
pease and fine pounds in rye or Indian come ; att or before the tenth day of 
Aprill 1661 These feuerall payments both of beife come and cattle to be payed 
in prise current in Marshfeild ; which if the parties interested agree not in ; they 
fhall mutually chuse Tome indifferent man or men to determine ; 

The feuerall payments of come to be payed att Boston in the Massachusetts, 
Mr. Buckley paying the fraight; it is also agreed that M^ Bnckley his tenant 
whoe Is now vpon the land before mensioned fhall not be by them molested in 
his lease nor putt of the land but by composition and the said Mr Buckley doth 
engage that his wife fhall resigne her interest In the lands abouesaid when 
demaunded, according to the order and custom of this Gounnent of New 
Plymouth — For the true and just p'formance of all and fingular the pnnlses 
the p'tyes abouesaid doe bind ourselues theire helres & executors. In witnes 
wherof they haue enterchangably fett to theire hands and scales this 28*»» day 
of July 1668 Edward Buckley and a [scale] 

In the p'sence of 

Samuell Arnold 

WiLLAM Hunt. 
This deed of sale was acknowlldged by Luclan Bnckley this 9^ of the 9^ 
month 1668 before mee Simon Willard Assistant. ; 

The counterpalne or enterchangable p'te, of this aboue recorded deed which 
fomtlmes belonged to Mr Buckley, was heer att the time of the recording of this 
aboue written deed cancelled ;" 

(Plymouth Colony Deeds, vol. Iv., pp. 293-4. Nichols's copy). 
Sudbury t Mass, Lucy Hall Greenlaw. 

English Ancestry of Rev. Jonathan Edwards.— The bl-centennlal of the 
birth of Rev. Jonathan Edwards, recently observed, gives some Interest to the 
following matter which furnishes a clue to his English ancestry. His great- 
grandfather William Edwards, of Hartford, was brought to New England, ac- 
cording to family tradition, in childhood by his mother, Ann, wife of James 
Cole. This is to some extent verified by the following facts. 

William Edwards married Agnes, widow of William Spencer of Hartford. 
11 Dec, 1647, " Agnes the wife of W™. Edwardes of Hartford uppon Connecti- 
cot by vertue of a procuration from her said husband dated 4 (9) 1647 slsmed 
W™ Edwards & sealed, witnessed John Talcott & John Steele ordained Tlmo- 
thie Prout of Boston mariner her lawfull atturney, granting him power in her 
& her husbands name to aske &c : all such money plate houshold goods or 
chattels of & from the Executors of the last will of Julian late wife of Henry 
Mumter of Buttalls Algate parish In London deceased & to acqultt, sue &c ar- 
rest & power to subsitute one Attur. or more, also to receive six pounds of M' 
W™ Hoare due from Thomas Olcott." (A spin wall's Notarial Records.) 

Julian Munter, Eastsralthfleld, Middlesex, widower (sic). In her will, dated 
8 Jan., 1646, mentions grandson William Edwards son of Richard Edwards, de- 
ceased; granddaughter Abigail Cole daughter of James Cole; daughter Ann 
Cole mother of Abigail wife of James Cole; cousin Mary wife of Nicholas 
Warren formerly Mary Farley, spinster; Mr. Samuel Slater preacher of St. 
Catherine near the Tower ; poor of the same ; daughter In law Katherlne Bar- 
rett, widow; sister Elizabeth Case; William Lovett of Eastsmlthfleld. wood- 
monger; Joseph Mapp of Southwark, cooper; and Nehemlah Wallington, 
Eastcheap, turner. 

Eastsmlthfleld Is the area In front of the Royal Mint and the St. Catherine 
Docks' Offlce, and the streets and avenues on the northern side of these docks. 
In the liberty of Eastsmlthfleld a court leet and court baron were held, wherein 
pleas to the amount of forty shillings were held and nuisances presented. 

1904.] Notes and Queries. 203 

St. Katherine's near the Tower stood on the east side of St. Katherine's 
Court, with it was a hospital. The buildings were taken down for the con- 
struction of the docks, and the hospital Is now on the eastern side of Regents 
Park. The parish register begins in 1684. 

Of Mr. Samuel Slater little is known. He was at St. Katherine's forty years, 
according to his farewell sermon. He is mentioned in Baxter's Second True 
Defence as *• old Mr. Slater preached in Trinity Church, Coventry, after eject- 
ment." He wrote a *' Treatise of Growth in Grace preached by that lately emi- 
nent serrant of Christ, Samuel Slater, of St. Katherine's near the Tower." His 
son Samuel, first a minister at Nayland, and then at Bury St. Edmunds, where he 
was opposed for non-conformity, died at the latter place in 1704. The only son 
of William Edwiurds, the emigrant, he named Richard, after his father. 

Maiden, Mass, Walter Kendall Watkins. 

Nichols Bible Record. — The following record was written by the father, 
Capt. Jonathan Nichols, Jr., of Thompson, Conn., on the fly leaf (now de- 
tached) of a testament, and is now in the possession of his great-granddaughter. 
Miss Ellen Nichols Tracy of New Britain, Conn. Larned's History of Wind- 
ham Co., Conn., Vol. 2, contains many references to Capt. Nichols, vide pp. 86, 
147, 163, 294, 344, 345, 348, 355, 357, 362, 468, 526, 527, 546. 

Jonathan Nichols Ju'. Bom June 24^ 1739 old stile 
Mary Nichols Bom July 4^ 1739 old stile 

This is the Age of our Children 
Lucy Nichols bora June 14, 1762 
Aaron Nichols bom Feb 14, 1764 
Betty Nichols bom Feb 5, 1770 
John Nichols bom august 6, 1771 
PoUy Nichols bora May 3, 1773 
Lydia and Huldah bora Deem' 24, 1775 
Jonathan Nichols bora January 17, 1780 (Pr,) D wight Tracy. 


Gould.— About 1821-25, the Rev. Charles Lowell made a list of persons who 
then regularly communed with the West Church in Boston, but who had been 
originally admitted to other churches. In this list occurs the following entry : 

" Mrs Gould, wife of Mr. Simeon Gould." In 1837, just after the onli- 

nation of the Rev. Cyrus A. Bartol, Mrs. Gould's name again appears in a 
similar list. This is the last positive information we have of her. 

Simeon Gould appears in the Boston Directory from 1816 to 1827, as a laborer 
living in North Allen (now Allen) Street. In 1828 he appears as living in a 
house in the rear of North Russell Street. In the autumn of 1828 Simeon Gould 
died, aged 72, hence born about 1756. He was burled in the South Burial 

The Boston City Records show that on 4 Dec, 1849, a certain Mary Gould 
died in South Boston, at the age of 88 years and 6 months, hence born about 
1761, and was classed among the city poor. The record shows that she was 
born in Quincy, and was a widow, but unfortunately the record does not give 
the name of her husband or her parents, or the place of burial. 1 surmise that 
this is a record of the death of Mrs. Simeon Gould, but I cannot prove it. 
The records of the Overseers of the Poor in Boston show that in October and 
November, 1849, aid was given in sickness to a ♦' Mrs. Gould" in South Boston, 
without giving her name or residence. 

In connection with some editorial work I am doing on the Records of the 
West Church, I wish to ascertain the given name of Mrs. Simeon Gould, and, if 
possible, her maiden name and the church to which she was originally admitted ; 
also the family to which Simeon Gould belonged. Henry II. Edes. 

28 State Street^ Bostony Mass. 

204 Notes and Queries. [April, 

MuNDELL— Trask.— Stephen* Trask, born In 1764, who married Jodith Hant, 
born in 1766, and lived in Eeene, N. H. (see Register, anU^ vol. 57, page 66), 
had a daughter Sibyl^ who married Ephraim Mandell of Eeene. What were the 
dates of birth, marriage, and death of Ephraim and his wife Sibyl, and what 
was Ephraim's parentage and ancestry? F. M. S. 

Boston t Mass, 

Reed, Alger. — Who were the parents of Charles Reed and Katorah Alger 
who were married at Great Nine Partners, Dutchess Co., N. Y., 13 Jan., 1768? 
He died at Horse Neck, Fairfield Co., Conn., in 1784, and she at Marcellas, N. Y., 
in 1834. I find that his son Jonathan and daughter Lucy were bound out to a 
Mr. Descon Bull of Lanesboro', Mass., and his daughter Tryphena married Za- 
dok Mead, who was born at Lanesboro*. George C. Chapman. 

1112 North Clark St., Chicago, III, 

Ancestry wanted of the following : 

GoTT. — Martha Gott of Wenham,who married Francis Porter of Danven, 
Mass., Apr. 12, 1772. 

Hall.— Priscilla Hall, who was the wife of Francis Porter of Whitingham, 
Yt., in 1801. Also, time and place of marriage. 

Nichols.— William Nichols, who came came to Brimfleld, Mass., early in 
the 18th century, probably from Springfield. 

MiGuiLL. — Sarah Mi«:hill, who married the above William Nichols, at Brim- 
field, Mass., Apr. 23, 1712. 

Brown.— Jonathan Brown, who came to Brimfleld, Mass., probably from 
Beverly or Salem, about 1739. 

Russell.— Abigail Russell, who married the above Jonathan Brown, at Brim- 
field, Mass., Sept. 10, 1741. She came possibly from Lexington. 

Broughton.— Hannah Broughton, who married Jabez Nichols, at Brimfleld, 
about 1740. 

Information wanted concerning the following : 

Nurse.— Family of Samuel Nurse, whose daughter Eunice married Benjamin 
Porter, at Danvers, Dec. 13, 1739. 

MacCasland.— Family of a Presbyterian or Episcopalian minister named 
MacCasland, who lived in Worcester in the second quarter of the 19th century. 

Maxney.— Families of Dauiel aud Robert Manney, brothers of Hugh Man- 
ney, who came from the north of Ireland to Middlebury, Vt., about 1825. 

159 West o4th Street, New York City. Frank A. Manxy. 

Randall, Hathaway.— Wanted, the ancestry of Samuel Randall and his wife 
Phebe Hathaway, both of Rochester, Mass., who were married Feb. 16, 1745. 
24 E. Bayard St., Seneca Falls, N. Y. E. Cowixo. 

Stanton.— Lydia Stanton married Asher Rude of Preston, Conn., who was 
born Jau. 19, 1750. Who were her parents, and where did they live? 
Park.— Did Capt. John Park of Preston, Conn., have a daughter Deborah? 

Ypsilanti, Mich. Florence S. Babbitt. 

Barker.— Information wanted of the ancestors of Rev. Stephen Barker, who 
was pastor of the Baptist Church in Heath, Mass., in 1786, and for many years 
after, coming from Ashby, Mass. ; and also of the descendants of Pelham Bar- 
ker, place of residence unknown, who died in Jan., 1853, the son of Joseph and 
Elizabeth (sometimes called Betsey) Washburn Barker. 

6042 Ellis Ave., Chicago, III. Mrs. Qeorge B. Enqlb. 

1904.] Notes and Queries. 205 

Crombie.— Wanted, the parentage and place and date of birth of John Crom- 
bie, who came to Londonderry, N. H., in 1720. 
332 Wtst 87th 8t,, New York CUy. Mrs. Wiluam Gerry Slade. 

Smith.— What was the parentage of Lieut. James Smith, of Walpole, who 
married In Walpole, 26 July, 1728, Hannah (bom 21 Sept., 1709, In Medfleld), 
daughter of Capt. John Boyden of Medfleld and Walpole? Lieut. James Smith 
died in Walpole, 29 Mar., 1766. W. R. D. 

Boston, Mass, 

Historical Intelligence. 

Gltlford, Conn., Families. — The " Talcott Manuscript " contains genealo- 
gical records of one hundred and seventy-five (175) Guilford, Conn., families — 
Uie most complete being of the original and early settlers between 1639 and 1700. 
All contain the various male lines, and give marriages of the children In each 
generation, as gathered from many sources by the late Dr. Alvan Talcott, of 
Guilford, from 1841 to 1891. Mrs. Henry Eliot Fowler, Guilford, Conn., a 
careful genealogist, will make copies of entire families or special lines ; and, 
If desired, compare with town records for proof of accuracy. 

Hathaway Genealogy.— Arthur B. Paine, 120 Pleasant St., Brookllne, 
Mass., has a manuscript containing over two thousand names of descendants 
of Nicholas Hathaway of Taunton, 1640, and Arthur Hathaway of Dartmouth, 
1660, including Connecticut and New Jersey branches, and Mayflower, Colonial 
War, and Revolutionary lines, which will be published If enough subscriptions 
can be obtained. For particulars, address Mr. Paine. 

Kingsbury Genealogy. — It is expected that the genealogy of the descen- 
dants of Joseph Kingsbury of Dcdhara will be In press soon. Only a limited 
number of copies are to be printed, and all who desire copies should make im- 
mediate application. Descendants who have not already done so, will please 
send in their family statistics at once to Miss Mabel Hope Kingsbury, Braintree, 
Mass., in order that the compilation of the book may be as complete as possible. 

Matsox Genealogy. — The genealogy of the descendants of Thomas Matson 
of Bo'^ton, 1G.30, a manuscript of two hundred type-written pages, compiled by 
Herbert C. Andrews, Lock Box 683, Pasadena, Cal., will be published as soon 
as enough subscriptions are received to defray the expense. For particulars, 
address the compiler. 

Ttttle Genealogy.— In the preface to the original Tuttle Family History, 
published in 1883 by Tuttle & Co., and compiled by George F. Tuttle, 330 
Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y., there is a promise of a supplement. Ac- 
quisitions and discoveries of equal or greater value have been made in such 
abundance as to require a much larger volume than was at first iuteiided. 
Another generation has grown up since the publication of the book referred to. 
Instead, therefore, of a supplement simply, it will more properly be called The 
Tuttle Family History, Vol. II. The plan, arrangement, and methods of the 
first book are closely followed. A notable feature of the first book is its bio- 
graphical Interest; this will be amply maintained in Vol. II., which will contain 
not less than seven hundred pages, may be had in cloth or In full morocco 
leather, and will be printed as soon as a list is obtained large enough to insure 
the publishers against loss. The edition will be limited, and not electrotypcd. 
Communications are invited from all persons Interested, for the purpose of 
amending or completing the records. For complete particulars, address The 
Tuttle Company, Publishers, Rutland, Vt. 

206 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be usef al. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 
especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence, and death. When there are more than one 
Christian name, they should all be given in full, if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full name is known. 

Copcn.— The history of the descendants of Bernard Capen of Dorchester, 
Mass., 1633, comprised in the manuscript of the late Edward F. Everett, will 
be continued by Walter N. Capen, 17 Battery Place, New York City. 

Cor6in.— Several years ago a circular was sent out by Rufus Corbln, of New 
York, and Ernest A. Corbln, of Albany, asking for information for the prepar- 
ation of a genealogy of the Corbln family in America, descended from Clement 
Corbin of Roxbury, Mass., and Woodstock, Conn. Both of these gentlemen 
have since died, the former in 1898 and the latter in 1899. Since that time, the 
material which they gathered has been lying idle until last fall, when their 
widows handed it over to the Rev. Harvey M. Lawson, of Hanover, Conn., who, 
being descended from the Corbins through his mother, is interested in the 
family history. Many Corbins in different parts of the country have expressed 
a desire that the genealogy should be completed for publication, and have given 
him encouragement to undertake the task. He is now at work upon it, and 
asks the co-operation of every one who has Corbin blood. 

Zj/on.— The following named persons possess or are making more or less 
extensive genealogical collections with respect to the Lyon families of New 
England and elsewhere : Dr. G. W. A. Lyon, 1612 Washington Ave., St. Louis, 
Mo. ; Henry A. May, 47 Florence St., Roslindale, Mass. ; Miss Ellen D. Lamed, 
Thompson, Conn. ; S. Lyon Weybum, Scranton, Penn. ; A. C. Beckwith, Elk- 
horn, Wis.; Miss Sidney Lyon, Jeffersonville, Ind.; A. P. Holbrook, 77 Arling- 
ton St., Newton, Mass. ; H. M. Smith, 935 Beard St., Port Huron, Mich. ; Dow 
Lyon, 802 Howard St., Petoskey, Mich. ; R. F. Skiff, Iowa Falls, Iowa; Fred. 
H. Whitin, 501 West 113th St., New York City; W. E. Harrison, Ft. Madison, 
Iowa; Prof. Freeman Loomis, 31 Bd. Haussmann, Paris, France; Miss Luella 
R. Lyon, 114 Pleasant St., Holyoke, Mass.; Eugene F. McPike, 1 Park Row, 
Room 606, Chicago, III. 

It is to be hoped that some one will undertake the compilation of a memorial 
of this lar^e and widely-scattered family. Those who would like to purchase 
such a book are requested to send their names to Dr. A. B. Lyons, 72 Brainard 
Street, Detroit, Midi. 

Van Z)et/8ew.— Albert H. Van Deusen, 2207 M Street, N. W., Washington, 
D. C, has been engaged during the past five years in collecting data and com- 
piling a general history of tlie Van Deusen family (in the various spellings) in 
the United States and Canada, from the earliest date, about 1600, to the present 
time. Special care is being taken to note all Colonial, Revolutionary, Mexican, 
War of the Rebellion, and Spanish-American War services. In the preparation 
of this work all known sources of information have been carefully examined. 
Any persons having data bearing on this family, or who are interested in the 
same, are kindly requested to communicate with Mr. Van Deusen. 

Woodxcard, — Theron Royal Woodward, 323 Manhattan Building, Chicago, 
III., is engaged in gathering records for a Woodward Genealogy, and will be 
thankful for correspondence from members of the family. 

Wright, — A history of the Wright family is being prepared for publication 
by Rodney P. Wright, 47 Granite Street, Cambridge, Mass. It will comprise 
the English pedigree and an account of Dea. Samuel Wright, who settled in 
Springlleld, Mass., 1038, and removed to Northampton, 1657, with an historical 
and genealogical review of many of his descendants down to the present time. 

Over three thousand names of descendants, with data, have already been 
collected and arranged. Family records relating to the Wright ancestry are 
respectfully solicited for this work. 

1904.] Booh Notices. 207 


[The editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
b;, mail.] 

Babcock Oenealogy. Compiled by Stephen Babcock, M.A., Instructor New 
York School for the Blind, New York City. New York : Eaton & Mains. 
1903. 8vo. pp. 640-l-xxx. III. Inclndlng, Isaiah Bahcocky Sr.y and his De- 
scendants. By A. Emerson Babcock of Rochester, N. Y. New York : Eaton 
& Mains. 1903. 8vo. pp. 119-hvlll. 111. For sale by Stephen Babcock, M. A., 
863 West 34th Street, New York City. Price $6.00, expressage 36 cts. extra. 
When It is learned in the biographical sketch of the author, which appears on 
page 348, that through an accident he completely lost his eyesight when nine- 
teen years of age, the compilation of such a splendid work seems marvellous. 
The genealogy treats of the descendants of James Badcock, afterwards written 
Babcock, admitted an inhabitant of Portsmouth, R. I., in 1642, who twenty 
years later, removed to Westerly, R. I., and the subject is handled In a masterly 
way. It Includes records of about two thousand families, some of these of 
the eleventh generation lu America, collected from members, from town re- 
cords, and from scores of published works. The Index contains over eighteen 
thousand names. Praise is also due to Mr. A. Emerson Babcock for his section 
of the work, which is Indexed separately. Clear type and many Interesting 
illustrations are noteworthy features of the book. * ♦ ♦ 

Family Genealogy. Bairdj Blair, Butler, Cook, Childs, Clark, Cole, Crane, 
De Kruyft, Edwards, Finney, Fleming, Graves, Grandine, Haney, Hitchcock, 
Kerxuin, Lawson, Lowry, McAlpin, Peper, Richardson, Bittenhouse, Sonthwood, 
IStolp, Williams and Wright. By Publius V. Lawson, LL.B., President Wis- 
consin Library Association. [Menasha, Wis.] 1903. Large 12mo. pp. 304. III. 
Other families are included In this work besides those mentioned on the title- 
page, biographies are numerous and extensive, including old letters and valuable 
authenticating documents, in addition to which there are accounts of churches 
and schools connected with the family histories. There is a good index. 

Beckwith Notes, With some Account of Allied Families. Number Four. Elkhorn, 
Wisconsin. 1903. 8vo. pp. 68. 
This issue has a good index both of persons and places. 

Jabez Bullard. Leaflet with Portrait. [Boston. 1903.] 

This leaflet gives the family of Jabez Bullard of Boston and Walpole, with a 
short account of him. 

Some Account of the Cone Family in America, principally of the Descendants of 
Daniel Cone, who settled in Haddam, Conn., in 1662. Compiled by William 
Hknry Coxk, Braudiville, Missouri. Printed by Crane & Co., Topeka, Kan- 
sas. 1903. 8vo. pp. 540. III. 

While not pretending to be a complete history of the Cones, nor indeed of 
any of its branches, this genealogy nevertheless is one of merit, with all Its 
records verifled as far as possible. Every page furnishes biographical infor- 
mation. The binding, paper and illustratious are excellent, and the index is full. 

Ne%c England Cox. Families. By Rev. John Cox, of West Harwich, Mass. 

No. 13. 1903. 8vo. pp. 99-108. 

This number consists of ** Notes on the Old Colony Cox Families," by Mrs. 
Ella G. S. Pease. 

The Cummings Memorial. A Genealogical History of the Descendants of Isaac 
Cummings, an Early ISettltr of Topujield, Mass. Compiled by Rev. Gkorge 

•All of the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Frederick Willard Parke of Boston. 

208 Book Notices. [April, 

MooAR. New York : Pablished by B. F. Cnmmings, 1127 Park Bow Baild- 

iDg. 1903. 8vo. pp. iii.+532. 

The recent death of Dr. Mooar, the editor of this volame, in the gathering of 
which he had f oand ample occupation for such leisure as came to him in his last 
forty years, adds interest of pecnliar tenderness to its consideration. It is a 
well printed book, arranged after the Bbqistkr plan, and constitutes a desirable 
possession for libraries and throughout the family, which has been well repre- 
sented in various lines of usefulness. A marked feature in the family history 
is the liberality with which they liave embraced the various forms of modem 
religious belief, from the historic churches to the Latter Day Saints. Besides 
the descendants of Isaac Cummlngs of Topsfleld, other related stoclLs, and some 
not determined as such, find place at the close of the volume. 

Oeo. a. Gordon. 

A HUtory of the WUliam Dean Family of Comvalh Conn-t and Canfidd, Ohio, 
Containing the Direct Descent from Thomas Dean of Concord, Mass., to- 
gether with a complete Genealogy of William Dean's Descendants. 1603- 
1903. By B. S. Dkan, Hiram, O., and J. £. Pean, Pittsburg, Pa. [Cleveland, 
Ohio : Press of the F. W. Roberts Co.] 8vo. pp. 69. 
This genealogy Is well printed, and has a complete Index. 

Derby Genealogy. A Record of the Descendants of John Darby of Marblehead^ 
Mass. Ten Generations. By Webster D. Derby. Reprinted In part from 
the Town History of Westminster, Mass. Darling & Co., Printers, Keene, 
[N. H.]. 12mo. pp. 22. 
A valuable genealogical pamphlet. 

The Eells Family of Dorchester , Mass., in the Line of Nathaniel Bells of MiddU- 
town. Conn., 1633-1821. With Notes on the Lenthall Family. Complied 
by Frank Farnsworth Starr for James J. Goodwin. Hartford, Conn. 
1903. 4to. pp. 218. lU. 

** The Eells Family In England" occupies nearly one half of this volume, the 
result of the researches of Lothrop Witbington of London. The American sec- 
tion of the genealogy contains abundant biographical details, and exhibits great 
Industry. There are two tabular pedigrees. The book Is well Indexed, and its 
letter-press is superior, with wide margins. 

Ye Fayerbanke Historial. Devoted to the interest of the Fairbanks Family in 

America, Historical and Educational. Vol 1. No. 1. Nov., 1903. Boston, 

Mass. The Fairbanks Literary Bureau. Large 8vo. pp. 64. 111. $1.00 a 

year. Single copies, Nov., 60 cts. ; the other three, 25 cts. each. 

Paper, print and illustrations of this new journal of family history are exr 

cellent, and, regarding the contents of this number as a kind of prospectus, we 

may judge of the work which it is designed to achieve by a summary of those 

contents, — ** Jonathan Fairbanke, his History," ''The Old Fairbanks House," 

** Michael Metcalf Family," '* A Sunday In the Old Meeting House," •• Our 

Canadian Cousins," ** Wlih the Historian," *' Fairbanks Family Reunion." 

Memorial of the Family of Forsyth de Fronsac. By FRfeofeRic Gregory Forstth 

De Fronsac. Boston : Press of S. J. Parkhill & Co. 1903. 8vo. pp. 90. 111. 

Price $3.50. Apply to Viscount Forsyth de Fronsac, care of James Bennett 

Forsyth, 256 Devonshire St., Boston. 

History, genealogy and biography, with essays, poetry and music, form the 
contents of this volume. The information collected will be appreciated by the 
members of the family, especially by those who respond to the sentiments of 
Its author. The book Is handsomely bound, and printed on heavy paper, with 
fine illustrations. There Is no Index. 

John Harris. 1770-1845. East Machias, Maine. His Ancestors and Descend- 
ants in Nine Generations. Complied by Herbert Harris. Bangor, Me. 
8vo. pp. 19. 
The title fully describes this well printed genealogical sketch. 


Book Notices. 209 

QtfMologieaX Sketch of the Lamb Family. Compiled by Fbbd W. Lamb, a De- 
scendant. 2d edition, revised and enlarged. Manchester, N. H. : Printed by 
the John B. Clarke Co. 1908. 8vo. pp. 5. Portrait. Price 50 cts. 
The family here traced is descended from Isaac Lamb of New London, Conn. 

Jkeeendante of Franeii LeBaron of Plymouth, Mass, Compiled by Mabt Lk- 
Baron Stookwsll. Boston: T. R. Marvin & Son, Printers, 78 Federal 
Street. 1904. 8vo. pp. 521. III. 

Francis LeBaron, as the name would suggest, was a native of France ; his 
wife was Mary Wilder, of Hingham, Mass. From notes collected by the late 
John Goodwin Locke the present work has been largely compiled. It is strictly 
a genealogy, with very few biographical notices. In the appendix, however, 
are gathered the traditions respecting the French immigrant, especially in re- 
lation to his religions belief. The book is admirably printed, and well bound 
and illastrated. An excellent index is f nrnished. 

The American Ancestors of Qeorge W. Merrill of Saginaw, Michigan, with other 
family records compiled by his son, William Merrill. Saginaw, Mich. 1908. 
Small 8vo. pp. 25. 
This genealogical sketch also includes the Dogget and Clift pedigrees. 

Partridge QeneaXogy. Descendants of John Partridge, of Medfield, Mass. By 
Georgk Homer Partridge, B.S. Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 
1904. 8vo. pp. 46. Ul. Price $2.00. Apply to Author, 120 Liberty St., New 
York aty. 

This is a reprint, in part, from the Bbgistbr. The introduction, the index 
and the frontispiece are new. 

Mstory of the Penrose Family of Philadelphia. By Josiah Oranvillb Leach, 
LL.B. Published for Private Circulation by Drexel Biddle, Publisher, Phila. 
1908. 8vo. pp. 168. lU. 

In this Inxuriously prepared volume are recorded seven generations of the 
Philadelphia Penroses, the genealogy being interspersed with frequent bio- 
graphical notices, and preceded by an account of '* The Penroses in England." 
The appendix consists of the ** Address of Hon. Chas. Bingham Penrose, be- 
fore the Senate of Penn., 18 March, 1841, on the Occasion of his Resignation 
as Speaker of that Body." Bound in green buckram, with arms stamped in 
gold, this book, with its good paper and artistic illustrations, makes a beautiful 
family history, compiled with great care and intelligence. 

Founders, Fathers and Patriots ofMlddletown Upper Houses, since 1831. Crom- 
well, Conn. Published by the Ranney Memorial and Historical Association, 
Cromwell, Conn. The Stewart Printing Co., Middletown, Conn. 1903. 8vo. 
pp. 22. lU. 
" The Ranney Bennion," ** The Ranney Memorial and Historical Association," 

and *'In Memoriam. Capt. Nathaniel White," are the principal contents of 

this pamphlet. Blanks are added to promote contributions to a proposed Ranney 


Genealogy of apart of the Third Branch of the Schermerhom Family in the United 
States. Compiled by Louis Y. Schermerhorn, C.E. Printed for Private 
Circulation by J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia. 1903. 4to. pp. 19. 
The Schermerhoms are descendants of Jacob Janse Schermerhooren, who 

came from Holland to Albany, N. Y., in 1636. Mr. Schermerhom's pamphlet is 

of most attractive appearance. 

Capt. William Trash and Some of his Descendants. By William Blake Trask, 
A.M., assisted by Miss M. B. Fairbanks. Boston: Press of David Clapp 
& Son. 1904. 8vo. pp. 38. Portrait. 
This is a reprint from the Register, vols. 55, 56, and 57, with the exception 

of a <*Note" by Miss Fairbanks and the frontispiece, which is a portrait of 

Mr. Trask. The ability of the compiler and his assistant guarantees the value 

of the work. 

210 Book Notices. [April, 

Wheat Genealogy, A History of the Wheat Family in America. With a brief 
Ac4;ount of the Name and Family in England and Normandy, Vol. 1. Edited 
and published by Silas C. Wheat, 987 Sterling Place, Brooklyn, N. Y., U. S. A. 
1903. 8vo. pp. 122. 111. 

This genealogy consists chiefly of a record of the descendants of Moses 
Wheat of Concord, Mass., and displays careful research, several allied lineages 
being included. Persons and places are Indexed. The remainder of the Moses 
Wheat records are announced to appear probably before the end of 1906. 

Whit^ Family Quarterly. Vol. 4. No. 4. Oct., 1903. An Illustrated Genea- 
logical Magazine devoted to the interests of the Descendants of John White 
of Wenham and Lancaster, Mass. Almira Larkin White, Editor, Haverhill, 
Mass. Nichols, **The Printer," 19 Washington St., Haverhill, Mass. 8vo. 
pp. 101-151. Portrait. $1.00 per year. Single copies 25 cts. 

Genealogical Bulletin, Published every Fortnight by the Research Publication 
Co., Boston, Mass., No. 1 Somerset St. Vol. 1. Nos. 9, 11, 12. Jan. 2, SO; 
Feb. 13. 8vo. pp. 61-C8; 77-92. 

Memoir of William Sumner Appleton, A.M, By Charles C. Smith. Reprinted 

from the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Oct., 1903. 

Cambridge : John Wilson and Son. University Press. 1903. 8vo. pp. 20. 


On the eighth page of this sketch Is found what Mr. Appleton called **an auto- 
biographical statement," in which he indicates, as characteristic of his life, 
that he had always been ** In the minority." This assertion awakens curiosity 
to know the particulars of a career which this memoir interestingly relates. A 
list of his writings Is given, the many genealogies indicating the taste which 
led him to join this Society, more than forty years ago. 

Orderly Book Kept hy Jeremiah Fogg, Adjutant Colonel Enoch Poor's Second 
New Hampshire Regiment^ on Winter Hill, during the Siege of Boston, Oct, 28, 
1775, to Jan. 12, 1776. The Gift of the Rev. Joseph Osgood, of Cohasset, 
Mass. (Born Kensington, N. H.), to Harvard University, Oct. 10, 1842. Copied 
and Notes by Capt. Albkut A. Folsom, by the permission of W. C. Lane, 
Es(i., Librarian of Harvard University. Exeter, N. H. : Reprinted from the 
Exeter Nevvs-Letter. 1903. 8vo. pp. 85. 

Tliis valuable contribntion to the records of the Revolution Is preceded by a 
sketch of Major Fogg, In which it is stated tlmt lie was born at Kensington, 
1749, was graduated at Harvard College, 1768, married Lydla Hill, of Cam- 
bridge, and died in 1808. 

Abraham Lincoln and his Presidency. By Joseph H. Barrett, LL.D. Illus- 
trated. In two volumes. Cincinnati : The Robert Clark Co. 1904. 8vo. 
pp. x.-|-37i); vi. 4-411. Price ^5.00, net. Postage 38 cents. Apply to Pub- 

In the year of Lincoln's nomination for the Presidency, Mr. Barrett published 
a biography of the nominee which, in enlarged editions, had a very extensive 
sale. With the aid of the materials which have been constantly increasing since 
the publication of his tlrst work, and with his judgment of men and events en- 
hanced by the lapse of years, Mr. Barrett has accomplished the purpose which 
he forme<l al)out forty years ago, viz., to write an adequate biography of his 
subject which should not exceed reasonable limits. Much new matter will be 
found in it, with unpublished letters of Lincoln, Chase and others, some in fac- 
simile, anecdotes before unprinted, and corrections of errors of greater or less 
Importance. Tlie author, being a contemporary of the men whose actions be 
relates, and being inspired with the resolve to do justice to all, has produced a 
work of great merit. 

ChronirJpsofa Pioneer School from 1792 to 1S33, being the History of Miss 
Sarah Pince and her Litchfield School. Compiled by Emily Noyks Vaxdkb- 
POKL, Vice-President of the Litchfield Historical Society. Edited by Eliza- 
BKTu C. Barney Buel, A.B. Printed by the University Press, Cambridge, 

1904.] Booh Notices. 211 

Mass. 1903. Large 8yo. pp. 465. III. 

Both the institution and its founder are thoroughly described in this fascina- 
ting book, its contents including the ancestry of Miss Pierce, extracts from the 
diaries of some of her pupils, '* School Rules,'' letters and an address of Miss 
Pierce, notices of Miss Pierce's school in various publications, ** Notes from 
the Records of the Litchfield Female Academy," and otiier matters of similar 
import. The sixty-five illustrations, all excellent, comprise such subjects as 
portraits of the pupils, specimens of their dravfrings, water-colors and embroid- 
eries, fashions and fashion-plates, facsimiles, buildings and landscapes. The 
work, in fact, both as to text and illustrations, presents what may be called a 
photographic likeness of the times with which it deals. The letter-press and 
binding are of the best, and a good index greatly increases the value of the book. 

Memoir of Charles H. Busaelh 1796-1884. By his son, Charles Howland 

Russell. New York. 1903. 8vo. pp. 109. 111. 

Preceded by a sketch of the ancestors of Mr. Russell, this memoir furnishes 
a most readable account of a successful merchant, whose integrity and public 
spirit equalled his business ability. 

Governor William Tryon and his Administration in the Province of North Caro- 
lina. 1765-1771. Service in a Civil Capacity and Military Career as Com- 
mander-in-Chief of Colonial Forces which suppressed the Insurrection of the 
Regulators. By Marshall De Lance y Hat wood. Raleigh : E. M. Uzzell, 
Printer. 4to. pp. 223. III. Price $2.00, expressage or postage prepaid; 
address Alfred Williams & Co., Raleigh, N. C. 

It could hardly be expected that the memoir of a Tory would appeal to the 
sympathies of Americans, yet, if its readers will suppress all feeling except to 
know the tmth respecting the character of Gov. Tryon, they will find gratifica- 
tion in this volume. It is occupied mainly with the account of his adminis- 
tration in North Carolina, his Governorship of New York being briefiy noticed 
in the last of the nine chapters of the book. The student of history will be 
grateful for this presentation by an able writer, who has obtained access to 
original documents, and whose industry, judgment and literary ability are amply 
displayed in the work. Paper, print and binding are excellent. 

A Biographical Sketch of Hannah Lane Usher of Buxton and HoUis, Maine, with 
historical and genealogical facts relating to the Lane Family of Buxton. By her 
grandson, Ellis Baker Usher, of La Crosse, Wis. Privately Printed. 1903. 
8vo. pp. 21. 111. 
A beautifully printed pamphlet which the descendants of Mrs. Usher will 

greatly prize. 

A Story of a Nexo England Town. Address by Hknry H. Sprague given at 
Athol, Old Home Week, July 26, 1903. Boston : Little, Brown, and Co. 
1904. 8vo. pp. 48. Plan. 
Besides the very intelligently related ** Story," this publication contains an 

appendix consisting principally of extracts from town records and a '• Plot of 

Town, 1734." 

Christ Church Bells, Boston, Mass. By Arthur H. Nichols, M.D., Member of 
theAncientSociety of College Youths, London. Boston. 1904. 8vo. pp. 11. 111. 
In this reprint from the Register for Jan., 1904, Dr. Nichols presents an in- 
valuable collection of facts respecting this splendid peal of bells, the first cast 
for North America,, according to an inscription on the sixth bell. 

Boston Common in Colonial and Provincial Days. By Mary Farwell Ayer. 

Boston. Privately Printed. 1903. 4to. pp. vii-}-48. Plates. 

In her entertaining little book, Miss Ayer gives the history of Boston's public 
field, once brush-covered and gutted by rains, then fenced, drained, and or- 
namented with trees and walks. In the early days, builders removed the stones 
for cellar walls, and the citizens used the land for pasture. The militia came 
to the Common to drill, and Whltefield preached there to great throngs of peo- 
ple. Public executions contrasted strangely with social promenades ; and duels 

212 Book Notices. [April, 

with spinning parties. In short, the Common reflected the life of the town. 
Miss Ayer has done her work thoroughly, with references to anthorities, and 
an index. An excellent selection of views and maps, with critical notes, adds 
greatly to the valne of the book. c. k. b. 

The Fund at Boston in New England. By Andrew McFabland Davis. Re- 
printed from the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, April S9, 
1903. Worcester, Mass. Press of Charles Hamilton. 1908. 8vo. pp. 19. 
This is another of those papers on finance by Mr. Davis which his readers 

have fonnd so instrnctive. 

The Old School Boys of Boston, Organized 1880, Boston : Printed for the 

Association. 1903. Small 8vo. pp. 283. 111. 

The Constitution, names of members, "Prefatory," ** Historical Sketch," 
and accounts of twenty-three reunions, constitute the contents of this extremely 
entertaining book. 

A Volume of Records relating to ihe Early History of Boston, conUjtining BoaUm 
Town Berxfrds, 1784'1796. Boston: Municipal Printing Office. 1903. 8vo. 
pp. 462. 

A Story of Byjield. A New England Parish, By John Louib Elwsll, D.D. 
With Maps, Plans and Illustrations. Boston: George E. Littlefleld, 67 
Cornhill. 1904. 8vo. pp. xv-h344. Price $4.26, postage prepaid. 
Beginning with the natural features and history of the town, this exhaustive 
narrative proceeds with notices of nineteen country places in England whence 
emigrated the pioneer settlers of By field, to whom a chapter is next devoted. 
Both the secular and religious elements of the town's history are duly repre- 
sented, and the biographical sketches are numerous. The account of the bi- 
centennial celebration is an important part of the work. We may say, indeed, 
that all aspects of Byfield's activity are adequately portrayed : educational, in- 
dustrial, and military ; traditions and personal reminiscences are likewise ad- 
mitted, and the work as a whole is based on manuscript authorities, and worthy 
of a town which has produced three chief Justices and a member of the cabinet 
of the present administration. The illustrations, print and paper are of super- 
ior style, and the contents, with the exception of the appendix, Indexed. 

The First American Public School. By William A. Mo wry. n.p.; n.d. 8vo. 

pp. 14. 

After giving an account of the establishment of a public school in Dorches- 
ter, Mass., in 1639, this pamphlet reviews the founding of other schools in New 
England of a later date. 

Old Eliot, Dr. .1. L. M. Willis, Editor. Vol. vl. Nos. 1, 8. Jan.-March, 
July-Sept., 1903. Eliot, Maine. 8vo. pp. 1-28; 69-124. 

The Old Becords of the Town of Fitchhurg, Mass, A Copy of a portion of the 
Becords contained in Volume VI. , pages 1 to 278, inclusive, being Volume Six 
of the Printed Becords of the Town. Compiled by Walter A. Davis, City 
Clerk. Fltchburg: Published by authority of the City Council. 1903. 8vO. 
pp. 391. 

Beginning at 1830 and ending at 1843, this volume is a continuation of the in- 
valuable series whose previous Issues have been duly noticed. 

A Paper read at the 225th Anniversary of the Formation of the Milton Church. 
By Dea. John A. Tuckkr. Milton, Mass,, Nov. 15, 1903, Boston: Press 
of David Clapp & Son. 1903. 12mo. pp. 6. 
A very interesting account of the Deacons of Milton Church. 

Suffolk Deeds, Liber XIII. Boston: Rockwell and Churchill Press. 1908. 8vo. 
This volume begins with a deed entered July 21, 1683, and ends with a deed 
of May 24, 1686. By the demise of John T. Ha^tom, Esq., the printing and 
preparation of the index devolved on Miss A. Grace Small, who assisted Mr. 
Hassam on several of the previoas volumes. 


19M,] Book Jrotice9. 213 

Pfd Connecticut Taum of Westmoreland in Pennsylvania. Paper read at Scranton, 
Dec. 22, 1903, before the New £ng. Soc. of Northwestera Fexrn., by F. C. 
Johnson, M.D. n.p. ; n.d. Svo. pp. 8. 

A pamphlet of great interest, relating the thirty years' war between Penn- 
sylvania and Connecticut, wliich, bat for the timely concessions of the former 
State, might have resulted in the disruption of the Union. 

Semi-Centennial of the Baptist Church, Weymouth, Mass,, 1854^-1904, n.p. 

1904. 8yo. pp. 82. III. Price 40 cts. Apply to Rev. Frank P. Cressey. 

This pamphlet consists of a ** History of the Church'' by the pastor, Rev. 
Frank B. Cressey, and includes a list of all the members of the church, ** to- 
gether with date and manner of reception . . . and time of death when 

VUal Becords of QUI, to the Tear 1$50, Published by the New-England His- 
toric Oenealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town-Record Fund. 
Boston, Mass. 1904. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 97. 

VUal Records of Great Barrington, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, Published 
by the New-England Historic (Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy 
Town-Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1904. 8yo. Cloth, pp. 89. 

Systematic History Fund, Vital Becords of Holden, Massachusetts, to the end of 
the Tear 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee 
of the Fund. 1904. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 286. 

VUal Becords of Manchester, Massachusetts, to the end of the Tear 1849. Pub- 
lished by the Essex Institute. Salem, Mass. 1908. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 296. 

Vital Becords of New Braintree, Massachusetts, to the Tear 1850. Published by> 
the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy 
Town-Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1904. Svo. Cloth, pp. 168. 

Vital Becords of Washington, Massachusetts, to the Tear 1850, Published by 
the New-Eogland Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy 
Town-Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1904. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 57. 

Program and Selections for Celebration of the Anniversary of the Day on xohich 
Alabama was admitted to the Union. Dec, 14, 1903, For use in the Schools 
of Alabama. Issued by the Department of Education. Montgomery, Ala. 
Press of the Brown Printing Co. 1903. 8vo. pp. 24. 
One half of these very appropriate selections are in verse. 

Arnolds Expedition to Quebec, By John Codman, 2d. Special Edition with 
added Matter and Illustrations. Edited by William Abbatt. Published for 
William Abbatt, 281 Fourth Ave., N. Y., by the Macmilian Co. Loudon: 
MacmilUin & Co., Ltd. 1903. 4to. pp. xvl.-h371. 111. Maps. 
The first edition of this work was published two years ago. This is the third, 
presented in handsome form, well worthy of a " special " edition. Its contents 
relate, in a style of unaffected directness, tlie heroism and the abilities of the 
man who afterwards sold them to the enemies of his country. It is stated, in 
an introductory biographical sketch, that the author followed the track of the 
expedition throughout its entire length, shunning no hardship which the enter- 
prise entailed. Both Arnold's and Mr. Cod man's merits are fittingly exempli- 
fied, and the book is Instructive from beginning to end. 

The Historic Booke, Done to keep in lasting remembrance the joyous meeting of 
the Honourable Company of London and the Ancient and Honorable Artillery 
Company of the Massachusetts in the Town of Boston, A,D. 1903. Edited by 
Justin H. Smith. Privately printed at the Norwood Press for the Ancient 
and Honorable Artillery Company of the Massachusetts. [Boston. 1903.] 
4to. pp. Ivi.-hl76. 111. 
•• A Tale of Two Worlds and Five Centuries," told by Mr. Smith with vivacity 

214 Book Notices. [April, 

and thoronghness, opens in the year 1537, when Henry VIII. issoed the charter 
of the fraternity since known as the Honourable Artillery Company of London, 
and embraces, in the coarse of its narration, military events extending from 
England's war with Spain at the time of Elizabeth, to the Soath African war so 
lately closed. Preceding the ** Historic " are lists of the past commanders of 
both the English and American Companies. The volnme is an example of mag- 
nificence in the book-making art. Besides twenty-six full page plates, there are 
marginal illustrations throughout the book, excepting In the introductory part, 
all conceived and executed in exquisite taste. Both the literary and artistic ex- 
cellence of this work render it in all respects a fitting remembrancer of the 
** joyous meeting" it commemorates. 

The Ranger Service in the Upper Valley of the Connecticut, and the most Northerly 
Regiment of the New Hampshire Militia in the period of the Revolution. An Ad- 
dress delivered before the N. H. Society of Sons of the American Revolution 
at Concord, N. H., April 26, 1900, by Albert Stillman Batchkixob. Con- 
cord, N. H. : The Rumford Press. 1903. 8vo. pp. 47. 

A Glance at Suicide as dealt with in the Colony and in the Province of the 3faMa* 

chusetts Bay. By John Noble. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Mass. 

Hist. Soc, Dec, 1902. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son. University 

Press. 1903. 8vo. pp. U. 

This article was suggested by a warrant, recently found in the early Court 
Files of Suflblk, which was Issued by Judge Sewall In 1707 for the burial of a 

2%e Third Massachusetts Cavalry in the War for the Union, By Rev. James K. 

Ewer. Published by direction of the Historical Committee of the Regimental 

Association. 1903. 8vo. pp. 452-hcxlv. 111. 

Throughout the four divisions of this history, viz., the main narrative of the 
book, '* History of Read's Company," "Reminiscences," and ** Biographical 
Sketches," the reader's interest will not abate. The Illustrations are an indis- 
pensable part of the story. The roster of the regiment occupies the last one 
hundred and fourteen pages. 

New Hampshire Notes, 1735. Those Who agreed Not to Receive Them, By 
Andrew McFarLand Davis. Reprinted from the New-Eug. Historical and 
Genealogical Register, for Oct., 1903. Boston: Press of David Clapp & 
Son. 1903. 8vo. pp. 6. 
This paper contains the 198 names signed to the agreement, drawn up in 

Boston, not to receive the notes Issued by the New Hampshire merchants. 

New Jersey Archives. Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State 
of NeiM Jersey. First Series. Volume XXII. Marriage Records, 1665-1800, 
Edited, with an Historical Introduction on the Early Marriage Laws of New 
Jersey, and the Precedents on which they were Pounded, by VVilllam Nrlsox. 
Paterson, N. J. : The Press Printing and Publishing Co., 209 Main St. 1900. 
8vo. pp. cxxvi.-f-678. 

The great value of this volume to the lawyer, the historian, and the genealo- 
gist Is evident from a summary of Its contents. These comprise, besides Mr. 
Nelson's Introduction, the ''Index to Marriage Bonds and Marriage Records 
in the OHlce of the Secretary of State at Trenton," which occupies four hun- 
dred and sixty-five pages. The remainder of the volume consists of the mar- 
riage records of various churches and counties. The importance of getting 
into print such valuable matter cannot be overestimated, and Is worthy of much 
praise. , 

The Diocese of Western New York. History and Recollections, By Charlbs 
Wells Hayes. Rochester, N. Y. : Scranton, Wetmore & Co., 21 State St. 
1904. 8vo. pp. VI.-I-40G. III. 
This interesting history is divided Into four periods: •• I. Missions (to the 

Iroquois Indians) prior to the beginning of settlement by whites in 1784-^. II. 

The Diocese of New York, 1785 to 1738. III. The original Diocese of New 

1904.] Booh Notices. 215 

York, 1838 to 1868. IV. The present Diocese, 1868 to 1896." The print being 
line and the notes numerous, a vast amount of information is contained in the 
Yolnme. Recording the labors of three eminent Bishops, the book is in a large 
measure their biography. The illnstrations are an important part of the work, 
which is provided with four indexes. 

A Few Notes on the Shays Bebellion, By John Noblb. Reprinted from the 
Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Soc, Oct. 21, 1902. Worcester, 
Mass., U. S. A. Press of Charles Hamilton, No. 311 Mahi St. 1903. 8vo. 
pp. 86. ^ 

The phase of the Shays Rebellion which is presented in this paper is that 

which is furnished by the records and flies of the various county courts. 

The Province of QueheCj its History^ and its People. A Paper read before the 

Associate Board of Trinitjf College, Worcester, Mass., Monday evening, Dec. 

14, 1908. By Gborge McAllber. Worcester, Mass. : Press of L. P. God- 

dard, 408 Main St. 1903. 8vo. pp. 29. Portrait. 

Those who believe that there are ** two sides to every question " should read 
this paper. The part entitled *' The Services of the Church " might be thought 
an extract from a romance. 

AnnutU Beport of t?ie Connecticut Historical Society. Reports and Papers pre- 
sented at the Annual Meeting, May 27, 1903. Also a List of Officers and 
Members and of Donations for the year. Hartford : Published by the So- 
ciety. 1903. 8vo. pp. 54. 

Franklin and Marshall College. Catalogue of Officers and Students. 1787- 
1903. Lancaster, Pa. Published by the Franklin and Marshall College 
Alumni Association. June, 1903. 8vo. pp. 224. 

The Book of the Sons of the Bevolution in Indiana. Edited by William Allen 
Wood. Number Two. Published by the Society of the Sons of the Revolu- 
tion in Indiana. 1903. 8vo. pp. 147. 111. 

•* Family Stocks in a Democracy," *• The Harrison Family," " George Rogers 
Clark and the Great Northwest," **The Genius of Washington," and "Ameri- 
can Ideals in 1776 and 1902," are the principal articles in this volume. 

Proceedings and Addresses at the Triennial Reunion of the Alumni of McCoUum 
Institute. Old Home Week Exercises. And the One Hundredth Anniversary of 
the Incorporation of the Town of Mount Vernon, N.H., Sept. 5 and 6, 1903. 
8vo. pp. 58. III. Additional copies may be had of W. B. Rotch, Milford, 
N. H. 25 cts. 

The addresses are by the Hon. G. A. Marden, Col. Geo. A. Bruce, Rev. C. C. 
Carpenter, Henry E. Spalding, M.D. ; and with these are printed Huntington 
Porter Smith's *' Historical Sketches of the Congregational Church." 

Minutes of the General Conference of the Congregational Churches in Maine- 
Seventy -seventh Anniversary. Maine Missionary Society— Nine ty-sixth Anni- 
rersary. Held with the Church at Farmiiigton, Sept. 22, 23, 24, 1903. Vol. 
II, No. IV, New Series. Portland : Press of Southworth Brothers. 1903. 
8vo. pp. 144. 

Grand Council of Maine. Vol. V. Part VIII. The Forty-Ninth Annual As- 
sembly held at Portland, May 6, 1903. Stephen Berry, Printer, 37 Plum St., 
Portland. 8vo. pp. 592-694. 

Begister of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Missouri. 1900-1903. 
[St. Louis. 1904.] 8vo. pp. 115. 111. 
This volnme is embellished with portraits of special excellence. 

Begister of the Society of Sons of the Bevolution in the State of Missouri. 

1901-1903. [St. Louis.] 1903. 8vo. pp. 232. III. 

This volnme, like that of the Soc. of Colonial Wars, is accompanied by beau- 
tiful portraits. 




The University of Missouri Studies. Vol. II. No. 2. Edited by Frank Thilly, 
Professor of Philosophy. Public and Private Charity in England. By Charles 
A. Ellwood, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology. Published by the University of 
Missouri. Dec, 1903. 4to. pp. 96. 
Dr. Ellwood's monograph was designed as a part of an extensire work on 

Public Belief and PrivaU Charity in Modem Countries, which is to be published 

in a short time. A bibliography of his snl^ect is appended. 

Proceedings of the Fifth Ohio State Conference of the Daughters of the American 
Bevolution held at the Collingwood, Toledo^ Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 28, 
29,1903. [Toledo. 1904.] 8 vo. pp. 115. * 

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Begister of the Com- 
mandery of the State of Pennsylvania. April 15, 1895— Sept. 1, 1902. Phila- 
delphia. 1902. 8vo. pp. 806. 

This volume contains two thousand four hundred names, with copious de- 
tails of service appended to each. 


Lircius Carboll Herrick, M.D. Six 
generations of New England fanners, 
descended from Henry* Herrick who 
with his wife Editha was among the 
thirty who founded the First Church of 
Salem, Mass., in 1629, forms the Ameri- 
can ancestry of which Dr. Herrick was 
proud. Ephraim,' the third son of the 
emigrant, lived in Beverly, Mass., on 
the farm given him by his father. His 
fifth son, Timothy,' removed to Preston, 
Conn., where his son Israel* resided, 
and where his grandson Stephen^ was 
bom in 1760. Stephen* Herrick served 
in the Revolution, and endured im- 
prisonment on the prisonship " Jersey " 
for eighteen months. After the war, he 
was married in Haverhill, N. H., and in 
April, 1792, settled in West Randolph, 
Vt. Here his son Lorenzo Dow* Her- 
rick, the eleventh of thirteen children, 
was bom in 1806, and lived his entire 
life, marrying, in 1832, Zilpha Ann 
Haskins of Middlesex, Vt. Their fifth 
son, bom Sept. 2, 1840, died April 30, 
1903, was Lucius Carroll^ Herrick. 

He attended the Academy in his 
native town until his fourteenth year, 
and then, after two years spent in a 
printing office in Montpelier, Vt., he 
began the study of medicine with Dr. 
C. L. Stewart, in West Randolph, un- 
der whose tuition he remained for 
three years, meanwhile attending some 
lectures at the Castleton, Vt., Medical 
College, and at Michigan University 
Medical School. 

On Nov. 21, 1861, he enlisted as a 
private in the Eighth Vermont Volun- 
teer Infantry, and while in camp, in 

Jan., 1862, was sent to the hospital 
with a heavy cold. Here he was soon 
assigned to duty as a nurse. In March 
an attack of pneumonia prevented his 
departure for Ship Isluid with the 
regiment, and he was not able to join 
it until the following December, having 
been employed, aft«r his recovery, as 
nurse and hospital steward. In 186S 
he was commissioned as Assistant Sur- 
geon in the Fourth U. S. Colored Cav- 
alry, and although obliged to be absent 
some two months on sick leave, he re- 
mained in the service until the regiment 
was mustered out, March 20, 1866. 

He had received the degree of MJ). 
from the University of Vermont in 
1864, and after leaving the army, at- 
tended, in the fall of 1866, a course of 
lectures at the Bellevue Hospital Medi- 
cal College, in New York City, after 
which he remained there in practice 
for two years. In Jan., 1869, he re- 
moved to Urbana, Champaign Co., Ohio, 
and a few months afterwards settled at 
Woodstock, in the same county. Here 
he lived for twelve years, building up a 
large practice and taking an active in- 
terest in all afiairs. 

He was a member of the Ohio State 
Medical Society ; of the Champaign Co. 
Medical Society, of which he was Presi- 
dent in 1880-82; and of the Central 
Ohio Medical Society, firom 1882. He 
was one of the founders of The Scien- 
tific Society of Urbana, and Corres- 
ponding Member of the Wisconsin His- 
torical Society. In 1872 he undertook 
the revision of the Herrick Oenealosy, 
published in 1846. This book he pi%- 




lished in 1886, a revised edition in 1890, 
and was engaged npon a third edition 
at the time of bis death. 

He remoTed to Columbus, Ohio, in 
1882, because of the advantages there 
offered to his children. In 1889 he 
joined the Benjamin FrankUn Chapter 
of the Sons of the American Reyolu- 
tion. He served this Society as His- 
torian for several years, editing the year 
book in 1898 and 1900. As a member 
of the Ohio Archaeological and His- 
torical Society, he had charge of their 
department at the Ohio Centennial 

In April 1897, he founded the *• Old 
Northwest" Genealogical Society, of 
which he was Secretary and Librarian 
until his death, performing an immense 
amount of ill- requited toil. He acted 
as Editor of the first four volumes of 
the Quarterly. He had a high appre- 
ciation of the value of genealogical 
studies, and believed the time would 
come when such appreciation would be 
more general. He was quiet and un- 
assuming in manner, of great purity of 
mind, remarkable persistence, and a 
high standard of moral conduct. 

In his early years his mind found 
delight in the teachings of Emanuel 
Swedenbourg, which he accepted as 
tmth, and which were the foundation 
principles of his life. In 1871 he mar- 
ried Louise, daughter of Jason Davis 
and Mary (Comer) Taylor, who sur- 
vived him, together with two sons and 
two daughters, a third daughter having 
preceded him to the other Ufe. 

Frank Theodobe Cole. 

Cdumbutf Ohio. 

HzNRT Stedman Noubse died suddenly 
at his home in South Lancaster, Mass., 
Nov. 14, 1903. While there may have 
been some slight premonitions which 
came*to him, he was, apparently, in the 
enjoyment of his usual health when 
with Mends in Boston on the afternoon 
of the preceding day. He was the 
son of Stedman and Patty (Howard) 
Nourse, and was bom at Lancaster, 
April 9, 1831. He was descended, in 
the eighth generation, from Francis 
Nurse of Salem Village, whose wife, 
Rebecca (Towne), was the unfortunate 
Tictim of the witchcraft delusion who 
was hung at Salem, July 19, 1692 ; and 
by the maternal line he was a descen- 
dant, in the eighth generation, of John 
and Priscilla (MuUins) Alden, through 
the Old Colony families of Bass, Cope- 
land, and Howard. He entered Har-* 
vard College at the age of eighteen 

years, and '^vras graduated vrith the 
class of 1863, in which class were 
Charles William Eliot, Adams Sherman 
Hill, James Mills Peirce, John Davis 
Washburn. Justin Winsor, and others 
who became eminent in after life. 

Upon his graduation, he became pro- 
fessor of ancient languages at Phillips 
Exeter Academy, where he remained 
two years. Soon after his withdrawal 
from Exeter, he began the study and 
practice of civil engineering, to which 
his tastes inclined him, and which he 
appears to have chosen as his life work. 
In the pursuit of his profession and 
some other business matters, a part of 
the time in the West, he was occupied 
until the breaking out of the Civil 
War, at which time he was in Massa- 
chusetts. Impatient of some delay in 
military affairs here, he went to Chi- 
cago, and, in October, 1861, was mus- 
tered into service as a private in thp 
Fifty-fifth Regiment, Dlinois Infantry. 
In this regiment he served at first as a 
drillmaster, and was appointed to the 
ac^utantcy in the following March. 
Afterwards, he was commissioned as 
captain, and served as acting- major and 
as commissary of musters of the seven- 
teenth army corps. He was with the 
regiment in forty battles — at the siege 
of Corinth, Fort Pemberton, Vicksburg, 
the battles around Atlanta, and else- 
where ; and he was wounded at Shiloh. 
At the close of the war, he could have 
returned to Illinois and have been 
mustered out of the service as a lieu- 
tenant-colonel, but that devotion to 
duty, regardless of self, which was 
characteristic of his life, prevented. 
His father being sick at Lancaster, he 
preferred to be discharged upon the 
field at Goldsborough, N. C, in April, 
1865, and returned to Massachusetts. 

In September, 1866, he became the 
constructional engineer of the Bessemer 
Steel Works at Steelton, Pa.; and in 
June, 1868, he was made general super- 
intendent of that company. In this 
work he brought all the energy of his 
mind and body into action. He held 
this position successfully until, by rea- 
son of ill health, he was obliged to 
resign in December, 1873, and seek rest 
and strength in a European tour, which 
extended over a year. Upon his return, 
his health precluded a renewal of his 
former business life; and he took up 
his residence at the paternal home in 
South Lancaster. The quiet surround- 
ings of a country life would have led 
many men in his condition into inac- 
tivity, but to Mr. Nourse it was an in- 




centiye to that active participation in 
public and literary affairs which he 
followed out with all the energy of a 
mind that demanded thoroughness in 
every work. In after life it made him 
one of the most busy of men. 

He served the town of Lancaster on 
the school and library committees, for 
many years, and on others of a more 
temporary nature. He was secretary 
of the committee in charge of the two 
hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the 
incorporation of the town, in 1903, and 
was one of the most energetic workers 
for the success of that celebration from 
its inception to its end, when he placed 
its complete records in a substantial 
volume, prepared by himself, in the 
Lancaster Town Library. He repre- 
sented his district in the State legis- 
lature of 1883, and was senator in the 
legislatures of 1885 and 1886. He was 
^ appointed a member of the Free Public 
* Library Commission of Massachusetts 
upon its establishment, in October, 
1 890, and entered upon his duties with 
an energy and enthusiasm which was 
unabated until his death. Although 
living at a distance from its place of 
meeting, and placed, sometimes, under 
untoward conditions of health and 
weather, he missed none of the frequent 
meetings of the board daring the whole 
term of his service. His voluminous 
and carefully prepared report of the 
Free Public Libraries of Massachusetts, 
appended to the ninth report of the 
commission, is a monument to his in- 
dustry, and an honorable and compre- 
hensive record of the free library con- 
ditions of the Commonwealth. In 1898 
he became a member of the State Board 
of Charity, and soon, by his character- 
istic faithfulness and activity, made 
himself a place as one of its most use- 
ful members. 

Mr. Nourse was an antiquary of the 
best type, with the nature and attrib- 
utes of the historian. With an intense 
love for his native hills and fields, he 
gathered the traditions in which that 
section is so rich, and separated the 
true from the false, establishing them 
by records and the relations of localities 
to each other, that the story of the past 

might appear in its integrity. So pre- 
cise and comprehensive was his infor- 
mation on local historical matters that 
he gained the name of the Historian of 
the Nashua Valley. His minor con- 
tributions on historical and general 
subjects, which may be found in peri- 
odicals, reports, and the local news- 
papers, are many, and are always 
marked by his care for historical accu- 
racy. His more important works are : 
The Early Records of Lancaster, Mass., 
1643-1725. Lancaster, 1884. pp. 364 ; 
The Story of the Fifty-fifth Regiment, 
Illinois Infantry in the Civil War 
CJoirU author and editor). Clinton, 1887, 
pp. 619 ; The Military Annals of Lan- 
caster, Mass., 1740-1865. Lancaster, 
1889, pp. 402; The Birth, Marriage, 
and Deatli Register of Lancaster, Mass., 
1643-1850. Lancaster, 1890, *)p. 508 ; 
History of the Town of Harvard, Mass., 
1732-1793. Harvard, 189., pp. 605; 
The Free Public Libraries of Massa- 
chusetts. Boston, 1899, pp. 430; The 
Narrative of the Captivity and Restor- 
ation of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (fae^ 
timiie reprint, with bibliography and 
notes), Lancaster, 1903, pp. 158. His 
last literary work was the obituary of 
his classmate and friend, the Hon. 
John D. Washburn, contributed to the 
Proceedings of the Massachusetts His- 
torical Society, for 1903. 

Mr. Nourse was a member of the 
American Antiquarian Society, the 
Massachusetts Historical Society, the 
Massachusetts Military Historical So- 
ciety, and other historical and military 
associations. He married, Sept. 12, 
1870, Mrs. Mary Baldwin (Whitney) 
Thurston, the widow of an old friend 
and army comrade. Mrs. Nourse was 
a congenial spirit, and her death, July 
29, 1899, threw a shadow upon hi* life 
from which he never emerged. He had 
no children, and has left an only sister. 
Miss Lizzie A. Nourse, who remains 
in the paternal home, the last of a happy 
family circle within whose bounds were 
all the domestic virtues that ennoble 
and hallow this life. 

D. P. Corey. 

Maiden, Ma$t, 

Vol. 58, page ^7, line 23, /or Arlington, read Abington. 
Vol. 68, page \iv^, line ^t/or Peck, read Pecker. 
Vol. 58, page hi'2, line 7 from bottom, for Palt^iists, read Paltsits. 
Vol. 58, page lO^s line 33, /or thirty, read three. 
Vol. 68, page UB, line 23,/or Oct., read July. 
Vol. 58, page 120, line 22, for Oct. 3, read Oct. 30. 
Vol. 68, page 157, line 19,/or 1781 read 1871. 


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JULY, 1904. 


By William Thbophilus Rogers Makyin, A.M. 

William Sumner Appleton, a life member of the New-England 
Historic Genealogical Society, was bom January 11, 1840, in Bos- 
ton, Mass. ; he died there April 28, 1903, after an illness of several 
months. He was the elder son of the late Hon. Nathan Appleton 
by his second wife, Harriot CofBn Sumner, both of Boston. His 
father, who died in July, 1861, will long be remembered as a prom- 
inent merchant, whose large enterprise, distinguished ability, and 
sterling character honored the city of his residence, which he served 
with eminent success as its representative in the State Legislature, 
and for three terms in Congress. The late Hon. Robert C. Win- 
throp, in a Memorial Tribute, published in the Proceedings of the 
Massachusetts Historical Society (Vol. v : p. 250), eulogized him as 
a man of unsullied integrity, a wise and prudent counsellor, and a 
citizen who had enjoyed through life the esteem, respect, and confi- 
dence of the community in which he lived. 

William Sumner was a descendant* of Samuel Appleton, Sr., of 
Little Waldingfield, England, later one of the early settlers of Ips- 
wich, Mass., and a Deputy to the General Court in 1637, and of 
Judith Everard, his wife. The second son of the emigrant, Samuel 
Jr., also bom in Little Waldingfield, came to New England with his 
father ; was Major and Commander-in-Chief of the Massachusetts 
troopsf in the great Swamp-fight, a Deputy 1668, and onward, and 
an Assistant in 1681, and later; his son Isaac was a Lieutenant in 
the Port Royal Expedition in 1707, and Major of the Essex County 
regiment ; and his son, Isaac Jr., was a Lieutenant in the Provincial 
Militia in 1771. On his mother's side he was descended from Wil- 
liam Sumner, one of the early settlers of Dorchester, Mass., and a 
Deputy in the General Court in 1666, and later. 

• The line of descent was Samuel,' of Little Waldingfield and Ipswich, died in Row- 
ley, Mass., and Judith Everard; Samuel,* of Ipswich, and Mary Oliver; Isaac,^ of Ips- 
wich, and Priscilla Baker; Isaac,^ of Ipswich, and Elizabeth Sawyer; Isaac,^ of 
New Ipswich. N. H., and Mary Adams; Nathan,* and Harriot Coffin Sumner; William 

t See •* General Register, Society of Colonial Wars," 1899-1902, pp. 650, 651. 

220 William Sumner Appleton. [July, 

He married, August 12, 1871, in Berne, Switzerland, Edith 
Stuart, daughter of William Stuart Appleton, and of Georgiana L. 
F. Armistead, whose father was an officer in the U. S. Armj. Mrs. 
Edith S. Appleton was bom in Baltimore, Md., and died January 
20, 1892 ; a son and four daughters survive them. 

When that admirable teacher the late Epes Sargent Dixwell re- 
linquished the charge of the Boston Public Latin School, which he 
conducted with such distinguished^uccess for many years, he opened 
a private school in Boston, to prepare boys for college, and young 
Appleton was one of his first pupils. The training he there received 
was careiiil and thorough, and he entered Harvard in 1856, taking 
at once a high rank, and graduating in the upper half of his class in 
1860 ; later he entered the Law School, and received the degree of 
LL.B. in 1865, but never engaged in professional work. How ac- 
curate was his scholarship, especially in the languages, was constantly 
evident in his later years ; his translation of a German 'article on the 
voyages of the Northmen, his remarks on the character and writings 
of the late Emile Belot, his letter on Count Rochambeau, — com- 
munications to the Massachusetts Historical Society, — all showing 
how closely he kept in touch with Continental literature, especially 
when bearing on American history, are sufficient proof of our state- 
ment ; while the grace and ease with which he rendered the epigraphs 
on the coins and medals he loved so much to study, and his ready 
response when asked for an explanation of some puzzling Latin in- 
scription, testified to the exactness of his classical training. I think 
it may truly be said that few equalled him, and none excelled him, 
in his skillful and often epigrammatic versions of the condensed 
legends, or the fragmentary bits of verse from some one of the old 
Roman poets, which such pieces often bear, but whose meaning, fre- 
quently half concealed, rather hints at than reveals the significance 
of the devices they display and veils in pleasing mystery the thought 
of their designer. I recall no American numismatist, save perhaps 
the late Professor Anthon, who so happily read these legends, and 
interpreted medallic symbols. And it was the historic side of these 
numismatic charades, — if I may so style them, — and not the fanciftd 
garb they wear, which aroused his interest. 

As illustrative of this trait of Mr. Appleton's character, I may 
mention his attitude towards two very different classes of medieval 
pieces, which yet have certain points of resemblance. The curious 
^Ichemistic and astrological medals, with their triangles and penta- 
gons, their mystical planetary emblems, and their solemnly absurd 
invocations of spirits, angelic or otherwise, amused him, but failed 
entirely to attract his study. He regarded them as merely showing 
a singular phase of what passed for learning in the period when they 
were struck, but utteriy worthless ft-om the historian's point of view. 
On the other hand, pieces like the remarkable series of thalers, — 
quite as mystical in their devices to an ordinary observer, — which 

1904.] William Sumner Appleton. 221 

were coined by Augustus, Duke of Brunswick, during the Thirty 
Years' War (most, if not all, in the eventfiil year of 1643), had for 
him a peculiar charm. This group of seven pieces is known as that 
of the ^ Bell Thalers," from the fact that all of them bear a bell ; on 
some, it has no clapper ; on some, the clapper detached, lies near it, 
while on others the bell is complete, and on one, vigorously swing- 
ing. Their mottoes too are equally unintelligible ; usually they have 
but a word or two — "sio nisi," " un sic nisi," "tandem," "bed," 
and a few letters, generally believed to be the initials of some Latin 
sentence, on the interpretation of which authorities are even now not 
entirely agreed. Coins like these, which have a distinct though not 
always an easily understood allusion to contemporary history, pos- 
sessed for him a special fascination. They courted and received his 
careful and often protracted study ; labor in this direction was a de- 
light, and he persisted in his effort to decipher their mysteries until 
the riddle was solved to his satisfaction. 

Quaint devices and baffling legends, like those to which I have 
aUuded, gave zest to Mr. Appleton's taste for historical research, 
but they were by no means necessary to incite it. He prepared for 
the Massachusetts Historical Society a valuable paper (see Proceed- 
ings, Second Series, Vol. v : p. 348, et aeq.) on the eminent French 
medallist, Augustin Dupr^, whose medals, — among them that com- 
memorating the victory of the Bon Homme Richard under John Paul 
Jones over the Serapis, those of Gen. Morgan and Gen. Greene 
over the British, the fine bust of Franklin with Turgot's famous 
epigram, " Eripuit caelo fulmen " etc. (suggested by a verse in the 
Astronomicon of Manilius), and above all his charming head of Lib- 
erty, by far the most beautiful of the Peace medals which followed 
the close of the Revolution, — are well known to American collectors. 
All these medals graced his cabinet. His trenchant paper on the 
remarkable attribution of the token of an English Musical Society (a 
local issue known as the ^' Avalonia piece " and of a comparatively 
recent period) to an American colony and to a date a century and 
more before its issue ; his exhaustive list of the Issues of the United 
States Mint; his very complete Catalogues of Washington, Frank- 
lin, and other medals; his descriptions of the boastful tokens (^ 
Admiral Vernon and the capture of Porto Bello, and others which 
need not be mentioned here, show how thoroughly he had mastered 
the connection between History and Numismatics. 

His study was by no means confined to American pieces, or the 
European issues which relate to our Colonial history. A single in- 
cident will show how wide and how minute as well, was his knowl- 
edge of ancient coins. It chanced that he one day called at the 
office of the writer to look over some recent numbers of the Conti- 
nental coin journals which came to the editorial table of the Journal 
of Numismatics. In one of these was the account of a " find," mostly 
of Roman coins, among which was one never before noticed, which 

222 William Sumner Appleiwi. [Jaly> 

was specially interesting as bearing the name of a Caesar previously 
unknown to historians. Having some slight familiarity with Roman 
Imperial coins, this discovery was on lines which to me were so novel 
that it had at once attracted my notice, and I called Mr. Appleton*s 
attention to the item. " Oh, yes," said he, before glancing at the ac- 
count in the magazine, " I presume it belongs to such a group." And 
this was precisely the case. It is needless to say, that knowing as I 
did, and perhaps no one knew it better, his wonderful mastery of the 
science, I was yet astonished at his instantaneous placing of this 
coin from the very brief description I had given him. 

While the writer was preparing for publication the manuscript on 
" Contemporary Medals Illustrative of American Colonial History," 
left unfinished by the late Mr. C. Wyllys Betts, Mr. Appleton's 
thorough acquaintance with this interesting class of pieces was of 
great assistance ; and it was most willingly and courteously given ; 
while his familiarity with the historic events which led to their mint- 
age was equalled only by his readiness to bring examples from his 
magnificent cabinet, whenever they might serve to elucidate some 
doubtful point. 

His disquisition on " A Uniform Coinage," which was the title of 
his " Commencement part," and the fact that he was one of the 
founders of the Boston Numismatic Society in the year that he 
graduated, that he served it as its Secretary until his death, to- 
gether with his constant and regular attendance at its meetings for 
over forty years, except when abroad, and his letters to its member- 
ship while on the Continent, show how deep and genuine was his 
interest in this department of his three favorite studies — Numisma- 
tics, Heraldry and Genealogy. Indeed before he entered college he 
had begun the collection of the cabinet which, to the very close of 
his life, was an unfailing source of pleasure, and which it is earnestly 
to be hoped may be preserved intact as a monument to his memory. 
He was unceasing in his efforts to complete his series of coins and 
medals having reference to events in American history, and there 
are those who will recall his delight when he informed a few sym- 
pathetic friends of his success in obtaining originals of the rare Os- 
wego medal, and the still rarer " Diplomatic " Medal, for which he 
had long been watching, and which he exhibited and described at a 
meeting of the Massachusetts Historical Society in the winter of 
1894, and to his associates in the Numismatic Society. 

Perhaps I have lingered too long over Mr. Appleton's devotion 
to coin study, which from our joint connection with the Journal of 
Numismatics, and his constant interest in its success for thirty years 
a^d more, I had frequent. occasion to recognize, to the very close of 
his life. And yet I am inclined to believe that that devotion may 
have been the key to his interest in the kindred topic of heraldry, 
out of which grew in turn his love of genealogical research. It has 
well been said that ^ heraldry is one of the innumerable auxiliary 

1904.] William Sumner Appleton. 223 

sciences which an accomplished coin-connoisseur must know/' And 
surely this was an accepted article in his creed. The medidsval 
German crowns, of which he had many choice examples, are espe- 
cially rich in heraldic devices. They furnish the student who knows 
how to read them with a store of information concerning the family 
alliances of German princes, for which he will vainly seek in the 
meagre chronicles that are accessible in our libraries, and their tes- 
timony is beyond dispute. These coins have been well catalogued 
by Madai (1757-74), and still more completely in the later 
Schulthess-Rechberg work (1840-67). The latter identifies and 
thoroughly explains the armorial bearings, which the former neg- 
lects. With both of these works Mr. Appleton was familiar. 

His knowledge of the science of heraldry, and of its history, was 
very exact ; and in saying this we do not mean that he merely pos- 
sessed that superficial skill which is content with the ability to blazon 
a coat correctly. He knew the origin and significance of many 
family devices, their history, their " differences," and the marriages 
recorded by their quarterings ; but he had little sympathy with the 
fanciful interpretations which some of the old writers assign to he- 
raldic charges. He read cum grano salts what Dugdale and Guillim, 
Camden and Leigh, and Dame Julyana Bemer^, in the ** Boke of 
St. Albans," have gravely told us concerning their bccult meaning. 
He might perhaps have accepted Lindsay's declaration, in his " Let- 
ters on Christian Art," that heraldry is the last remnant of ancient 
symbolism, but he would hardly have admitted without qualification 
his further statement, that "the griflSns and unicorns, the fesses and 
chevrons, the very tinctures and colors, are all symbolical, each 
having its mystical meaning." He regretted the popular belief that 
" the gentle science " is a mere catalogue of terms, " full of voices to 
those who understand them, ".perhaps, but utterly unintelligible to all 
the world beside ; and in the Heraldic Journal, with which he was 
connected for the three years of its all too brief existence, and the 
Uurd volume of which he edited, he labored earnestly to dispel that 
supreme ignorance of the simplest rudiments of heraldry, which has 
led so many thoughtless people in America to assume arms to which 
they have not the shadow of right, simply because "Burke's Armory" 
tells them such arms are used by some English family, whose name 
chances to be identical with their own. 

In an "Autobiographical Statement," found among his papers after 
his death, he mentions among the things which he hoped might be 
associated with his memory, that in 1885 he " established the arms 
and seal of Harvard University, for which " he " received the formal 
thanks of the Corporation." One other note in this statement is so 
characteristic of Mr« Appleton's frank declarations of his convictions, 
that it must not be omitted here. He wrote : "I am one of those 
who object to the naked boys over the door of Boston's Public 

224 William Sumner Appleton. [July, 

Library, as poor in art, worse as part of a seal, and worst of all in 
their offensive vulgarity." 

Of his genealogical work it seems almost needless to say a word 
to the readers of the Register. From 1863 to 1872, he served on 
its Publishing Committee ; his papers on family history were occa- 
sionally printed in its pages. His first contribution to this subject, 
on the " Family of Nathaniel Sparhawk, of Cambridge," appeared 
in April, 1865 ; this was followed in the next issue by that on " The 
Family of Badcock in Massachusetts," which he reprinted (cor- 
rected and enlarged) in 1881 ; in 1868 he contributed notes on the 
Puffer Family, and in 1874, a paper on the Descendants of William 
Sawyer. Other genealogies of greater or less length, chiefly in 
his own ancestral lines, he printed privately, or in the Register. 
A very complete bibliography of his literary labors may be found 
in the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society for Oc- 
, tober, 1903 ; this was carefully prepared by his associate, Mr. 
Charles C. Smith, and covers four pages. To that list a single 
addition may perhaps be made. When in Europe, a few years 
after he graduated, he found a curious volume in manuscript, en- 
titled " The Book of Coates And Creasts, Begonne the 2d of May, 
1602, by Wm. SAith, Rougedragon," and containing upwards of 
four thousand coats, nearly all blazoned in their proper tinctures. 
He had begun to print a limited edition of this valuable work in 
the summer of 1872. It was not completed when the great fire of 
1872 destroyed all but one or two copies of the finished sheets, and 
he never resumed the publication. He left in manuscript an inter- 
esting translation of a German book, ''Die Hofe der Mediatisirten," 
which it is hoped may yet be published. 

While abroad, Mr. Appleton's love of genealogical research led 
him to give much time to the study of wills and of early Parish 
Registers in various places, and how successful he was in obtaining 
the information he sought is evident from his contributions to the 
several family histories which have been mentioned. His thorough 
acquaintance with the genealogical work which has made such won- 
derful progress in the last quarter of a century in America rendered 
it easy for him to discern the importance of many of the records he 
found in these investigations ; one of less experience or acuteness of 
judgment would have passed them without recognition. The knowl- 
edge thus acquired, — much of which of course was entirely aside 
from the special investigations in which he was engaged, — was oft;en 
of service to his friends, and was most freely and willingly given. 
His memory for names and family connections was remarkable, and 
thus, when studying the vital records contained in the Parish Regis- 
ters of rural churches in England he found entries which might be 
of interest to some student at home, he was quick to recognize their 
value, and it gave him pleasure to bring them to the attention of 

1904.] William Sumner Appleton. 225 

those who had been baffled in searching for the clue which he had 

In this connection I may be pardoned for mentioning that, on his 
return from his last visit abroad, Mr. Appleton gave me the refer- 
ence to a certain will that he found in London, which made it pos- 
sible for me to trace my own ancestral line to its home in Essex, 
England. The editor of the Registbb has informed me of a similar 
courtesy in his own experience, which enabled him to locate definitely 
the English ancestry of the Tayer, or Thayer, family* ; and other in- 
stances might be given of his cordial and sympathetic aid, and of the 
happy results which followed his wise suggestions to genealogical 
students. The ability to recognize the connection between these 
hidden sources of material for New England family history and the 
lines of descent on this side of the ocean, and their importance to 
American genealogists, at that period at least when he began his 
researches abroad, required not only a familiarity with what had al- 
ready been accomplished in genealogical research, but also a peculiar 
faculty, and a ready memory not alone of American but of English 
records and the places where they could be found ; and these ad- 
vantages Mr. Appleton possessed in an unusual degree. 

In the ^ Statement " to which reference has be^n made above, he 
could well say, and without the slightest vanity, *^ I claim the credit 
of the discovery of the two ^ Candler manuscripts ' in the Bodleian 
Library at Oxford, and the recognition of their value to American 
genealogists. I also claim the credit, at least equally with any other 
person, of first calling the attention to the importance to American 
genealogists and families, of the wills at Doctors' Commons, in Her 
Majesty's Principal Registry of Probate," in Somerset House, Lon- 
don. It was his recognition of the wealth of this mine of informa- 
tion, if I may so call it, then unexplored by American students, that 
led him to take so deep an interest in the Society's Committee of 
£n^ish Research, of which he was for some years the chairman. I 
am permitted to give the following extracts from letters written by 
Mr. Henry F. Waters to Mr. Appleton. Under date of London, 
22 Feb., 1896, he said : " While I regret to learn how small a 
chance you think there is for going on, as before, another year, let 
me express my hearty thanks for your five years' efforts. How much 
these New England genealogists and family historians owe you and 
Mr. Goodwin for the way in which you have kept up this work ! — 
probably how little they realize the bother and trouble and sacrifice on 
your parts. For myself, I think I do realize it, and I feel most grate- 
fiil for it all." And in a later letter from London, dated August 11, 
1897, he wrote again : ^^I deeply regret that our long and to me 

* While passinff through Thombary, Gloncestershire, England, Mr. Appleton visited 
Si. Mary's Chur^, where he noticed a tablet to the memory of John TaVer, and so in- 
formed Mr. Wooda, who knew that the emigrants Thomas and Richara came to New 
SngUnd flrom the west of England, but had not absolutely determined the locality. 

226 WtUiam Sumner Appleton. [July, 

very agreeable relationship in the matter of these English researches 
is about to come to an end. I could not expect to find any other 
chairman of committee so heartily in sympathy with my work ; for 
it is a work into which you entered long before I attempted it. We 
have indeed accomplished much during these six years that you have 
held the chairmanship, and I feel very grateful that you have held 
on so long. To you and Mr. Goodwin the thanks of very many 
beside myself are due for what, I think I can say without vanity, 
must be deemed the most valuable contributions to the Register 
(on the whole), for nearly a dozen years." 

In the early days of the Register, Mr. Appleton was one of ^^ The 
Register Club," which was composed of gentlemen who aided in sus- 
taining the magazine and ensuring its continued publication, before 
the public interest in genealogy had made such support no longer 
necessary. He served in 1865, 1868, and 1870. 

In May, 1869, Mr. Appleton was elected a member of the Mas- 
sachusetts Historical Society, and to the close of his life took an ac- 
tive interest in its work ; in April, 1873, he was chosen one of its 
Standing Committee, and the following year its Cabinet-Keeper, 
which position he filled for six years. He was one of the Record 
Commissioners of Boston from 1875 until that Commission was 
abolished in July, 1892, serving without compensation; in the dis- 
charge of that duty he was associated with the late Mr. William H. 
Whitmore, also a member of the Historical Society and of the New- 
England Historic Genealogical Society. He edited three volumes 
of the Commission's Reports, the Ninth and the Twenty-fourth, 
"Boston Births," etc., covering the period from 1630 to 1800, and 
the Twenty-first, " Dorchester Births, Deaths and Marriages." 

lie joined the New-England Historic Genealogical Society in 
February, 1859, and became a life member in 1864 ; in November, 
1878, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts 
and Sciences, and in November, 1892, an Honorary Member of the 
American Numismatic and Archaeological Society, of New York, of 
which he had previously been a Corresponding Member for many 
years. He was a founder of the Bostonian Society, and one of its 
directors, serving in all ten years ; he was also a member of other 
learned societies devoted to the special subjects in which he was 
interested, while his frequent, and one might say his systematic, 
visits to the Libraries of the Historical and Genealogical Societies, 
the Boston Athenaeum, and the Public Library, kept him well in- 
formed in the literature of his favorite studies. 

Mr. Appleton will be greatly missed, but it was truly said by his 
biographer, Mr. Charles C. Smith, in his Memoir read before the 
Historical Society, that he has " left a bright example of large and 
faithful service." 

1904.] Descendants of Henry Sherburne. 227 


Compiled by Edwabd Raymond Sherbttrnb, Esq., of Boston, Mass., 

in part ft-om Manuscripts of the late William Sherburne, Esq., 

or Charlestown, Mass. 

1. Henry* Sherburne of Portsmoutli, N. H., came in the James, ar- 
riving Jane 12, 1632, from London. He was bom in Odiham in Hamp- 
shire, England, and baptized there Mch. 28, 1611 (parish records of Odiham). 
He made a deposition Nov. 8, 1665, in Boston, stating that he was then in 
his 54th year. (See Mass. Bay Colony Records, vol. iv., part 2, p. 271.) 
Family records say that he was son of Joseph Sherbnme of Odiham, who 
died in 1621, and grandson of Henry Sherburne of Beam Hall, Oxford, 
who died in 1598. He died in 1680, aged 69, say family records. He 
was an educated man, and wrote the '^ Court hand " beautifully. In 1640 
he was a warden of the church of England at Portsmouth ; and was select- 
man, town clerk, 1656-60, treasurer, and commissioner. In 1644, Governor 
Bellingham appointed him Judge at Portsmouth <* to end small causes," 
and in 1651 the General Court of Mass. appointed him Associate Judge at 
" Strawberry Bank." (Prov. Papers of N. H., vol. 1, p. 194.) In 1660 
he served as Deputy to the General Court at Boston. He was a large 
landholder by purchase and many town grants. 

He married first, Nov. 13, 1637, Rebecca, only child of Ambrose Gibbons, 
Assistant (1640) to the Grovemor of Portsmouth, N. H. She died June 
3, 1667, aged 47 ; and he married second, Sarah, widow of Walter Abbott, 
by whom he had no issue. 

Children : 

2. i. Samuel,* twin, b. Aug. 4, 1638. 

il. Elizabeth, twin, b. Aug. 4, 1638 ; m. (1) 1656, Tobias Langdon, who 
d. 1664, by whom she had one son Tobias, Jr., b. 1660, grandfather 
of John Langdon, Gov. of N. H., and U. S. Senator, and of Jndge 
Woodbury Langdon ; m. (2) Tobias Lear, in 1667, by whom she 
had Tobias, Jr., grandfather of Washington's Secretary, Col. 
Tobias Lear; m. (3) Hon. Richard Martyn. 

ill. Mary, b. Nov. 20, 1640; d. Sept. 22, 1718; m. Oct. 21, 1758, Lieut. 
Richard Sloper, who d. 1713, by whom she had 12 children (see 
Register, vol. 17, p. 252), among them Capt. Henry Sloper, b. 
1682, who m. July 4, 1717, Lydia, dan. of Saml. Penhallow, Chief 
Justice of N. H., and granddaughter of President John Cutt. (See 
Brewster's Rambles, vol. ii. pp. 51-2, 144.) 

Iv. Henry, b. Jan. 21, 1642; d. at sea, July 10, 1659. 

3. V. John, b. Apr. 3, 1647 ; bapt. at Newbury, Oct. 4, 1657 ; mariner, of 

Little Harbor and Newcastle, 
vl. Ambrose, b. Aug. 3, 1649 ; probably d. young ; no further trace of 

vii. Sarah, b. Jan. 10, 1651. 

viii. Rebecca, b. Apr. 26, 1654; d. 1697; deaf and dumb, 
ix. Rachel, b. Apr. and d. Dec, 1656. 
X. Martha, b. Dec. 4, 1657 ; d. Nov. 11, 1658. 
xi. Ruth, b. June 5, 1660 ; m. June 1, 1676, Lieut. Aaron* Moses {Johri}), 

* This genealoj^, much condensed from a history of the Sherburne family in prepara- 
tion, is now poblished that the Rboister may contain an account of the early generations 
of this family which shall correct some errors existing in previous articles which have 
appeared in print. 

228 Descendants of Henry Sherburne. [July, 

who d. 1718. His wife Mary was appointed adm'x.. Not. 21, 1718. 
(Probate papers, Roclsingbam Co.) (See Moses genealogy, by 
Zebina Moses, Hartford, 1890.) 

2. Capt. Samuel^ Shbrburnb {Henry^)^ of LitUe Harbor, Portsmouth 
and Hampton, N. H., was heir of his grandfather Ambrose Gibbons. 
The town of Portsmouth granted him 60 acres and ferry privilege, 
in 1 670. His father deed^ him dwelling and large tract of land at 
Little Harbor, i)i 1 674. (Rockingham Co. Deeds, vol. 3, p. 94.) He 
removed from Little Harbor to Hampton in 1675. (DoVs Hist of 
Hampton.) In 1678 he bought the Inn at Hampton from his nude 
John Sherburne of the Plains, Portsmouth, adm'r of the estate of 
Robert Tucke, Esq. He was selectman of Hampton, 1 683 and 1688 ; 
and in 1689 was one of the delegates to form some method of gov- 
ernment for the fonr towns, Hampton, Dover, Exeter and Portsmouth. 
He strongly opposed Gov. Cranfield, and signed Weare's petition, 
1682-3. In July, 1691, a strong military force was sent into Maine 
against the Indians, under four Captains of which he was one. He 
was killed at the head of his command '^ by the Heathen," Aug. 4, 
1691, at Maquoit, Casco Bay, Me. He married, Dec 15, 1668, 
Love, daughter of John and Frances Hutchins of Haverhill, Mass., 
who was bom July 16, 1647, and died at Kingston, N. H., Feb., 
1739, aged 92. 
Children : 

i. Francbs,* b. Mar. 14, 1670; d. 1675. 

ii. EuzABETH, b. Feb. 5, 1671: d. Jan. 30, 1741; m. Feb., 1691, Capt. 

Jonathao Sanborn of Ktogston, N. H. 
4. lit. Hbnrt, b. Feb. 16, 1674; Chief Justice of N. H., 1782-1742. 

iv. Frances, b. Sept. 29, 1676; d. 1744; m. (1) 1700, Dr. Benjamin 

Dole; m. (2) 1711, Capt. Joseph Staniford. 
V. Mary, b. Feb. 16, 1678; d. 1717; m. Ifec. 6, 1698, Capt. Joseph TU- 

toD of Hampton, 
vl. Margaret, b. May 23, 1680; d. Jane 25, 1680. 
vli. Sarah, b. Jan. 14, 1681 ; m. Apr. 24, 1701, Joseph Flfield of Kingston, 

N. H. 
viii. Samuel, b. Jaly 21, 1684 ; possibly the scout of 1712 In Capt. Phips's 

ix. Love, b. July 6, 1686; m. Oct. 18, 1718, Richard Cutts, Esq. 
6. X. John, b. Feb. 2, 1688, bapt. in First Church at Salisbury, Dec. 29, 

1689 ; of Hampton and Northwood, N. H. ; Dow states incorrectly 

that he was b. 1678. 
xi. Archelaus, a dan. , posthumous, b. Feb. 28, 1692 ; probably d. yonng. 

8. Capt. John* Sherburne (Henry^) was a mariner and shipmaster of 
Great Island and that part of Little Harbor called New Castle. 
Little is known of him. Jan. 29, 1677, his father Henry deeded, in 
consideration of love and affection, "to my son John Sherburne 
upon his marriage with Mary Cowell to wh I have freely consented," 
his homestead at Little Harbor. (Rockingham Co. Deeds, vol. 3, p. 
145.) In the Register, vol. 9, p. 180, it is incorrectly stated that 
this John Sherburne married Mary Jackson. He married, about 
Jan., 1677, Mary Cowell, perhaps daughter of Edward Cowell of 
Great Island and Boston. His brother Samuel deeded him land at 
Little Harbor, June, 1685, which land was deeded to Samuel by their 
father Henry for maintenance of their sister Rebecca. In 1686 
he was on the Grand Jury, and styled John Sherburne, marlDer. 

1904.] Descendants of Henry Sherburne. 229 

In the Constable Bolls, 1688, he is styled mariner of Sandy Beach 
(Bye). Nov. 25, 1690, he then "ofPortsmV N. H., mariner, 
made his will, proved Oct. 10, 1718, giving his estate to wife Mary 
during the time she remained his widow, with reversion to son 
Joseph and his heirs, "except £15 apiece out of said Estate to the 
rest of my children." His wife was sole executrix. Inventory takeq 
Nov. 28, 1718, "of Estate of M' John Sherburne of Little Harbor 
in New Castle who deceased A.D. 1698," total £570. 
Children : 

6. i. Joseph,* b. 1680; d. Dec. 8, 1744 (Register, vol. 15, p. 172) ; King's 

CouDctl and Justice of Supreme Court of N. H., 1783-1744. 

7. li. John, b. about 1682; d. 1748; mariner, of New Castle. 

ill. Mart, b. about 1688; m. Capt. Thomas Westbrook, King's Council, 
1716-1786, and of Falmonth, Me., 1740. Their only child, Eliza- 
heth,* m. in 1718, Hon. Richard Waldron, Secretary of the Prov. 
of N. H., and King's Council, 1728-1758. 

iy. Edward, d. before 1729; m. Jnly 25, 1716, Agnes, dau. of Mark 
Hanking, Chief Justice of N. H. , 1712-1729. Issue : Mark* bapt. 
1716-1717; Sarah, bapt. Aug. 10, 1718, in South Church. 

T. Ambrose, bapt. in Old North Church, 1718 ; probably d. before 1729 ; 
no further trace of him. 

8. yi. Samttkl, blacksmith, of Portsmouth. 

4. Hon. Henrt* Sherburne (Samuel^* Henry^), of Portsmouth, was an 
eminent merchant, and in early life a mariner and shipmaster. He 
was selectman, Representative to the General Assembly, 1720 Audi- 
tor, Colonel of the mHitia, etc. He was of the King's Council, 1728 
to 1757, Treasurer of the Province of N. H, 1732-1742, and Chief 
Justice of the Supreme Court of N. H., 1732-1742. He died Dec 
29, 1757, aged 83. He used the arms of the Sherburnes of Stony- 
hurst on his plate and in sealing documents, one of which latter is 
in the possession of the compiler. In 1710 he drew up a pedigree 
of his family, tracing his grandfather, and granduncle John, through 
Joseph of bdiham and Henry of Oxford to Sir Richard Sherburne of 
Stony hurst, who died in 1513. The compiler has a copy, and 
which pedigree, enlarged and continued by his sons, was filed at the 
Heralds College in London, in 1770, by his grandson Col. Samuel 
Sherburne of London, where the compiler has studied it. He was 
a man of great wealth and " lived in almost Royal style in the first 
brick mansion built in Portsmouth at the head of the Pier *' (probably 
built by President Cutt) . << He was a high mason, and masonic 
lodges met in his house." (See Gurney's " Old Portsmouth, N. H.," 
pub. 1903.) His portrait in oil, in his judicial robe, is in the pos- 
session of the compiler. He married Dorothy,* daughter of Samuel' 
(William^) and Mary (Benning) Wentworth, who was bom June 
27, 1680, and died Jan. 8, 1754, sister of the first Gov. John Went- 
worth and aunt to Gov. Benning Wentworth. (See Wentworth 
Children : 

i. Samuel,^ b. about 1698 ; d. 1765, unmarried ; gradnated H. U., 1719 ; 
merchant of Portsmouth ; owned the Sherburne House at ** Christ- 
ian Shore." 
U. Ann, b. 1706; bapt. in Old North Church, Apr. 21, 1707; m. (1) in 
172S, John Byre ; and m. (2) Joseph Langdon. No issue. 
9. ill. Hkkrt, Jr., b. Apr. 4, 1709; merchant, and Chief Justice of the 
Court of Common Fleas, of N. H. 

230 Descendants of Henry Sherburne. [July* 

iv. Mary, bapt. in Old North Church, May 7, 1710 ; m. July 8, 1785, Lt. 
George Grerrish, who served at Louisbourg, 1746 (see Catts Gene- 

V. Richard, bapt. In Old North Church, Apr. 27, 1712 ; named in will of 
his "cousin" Christopher Rymes, 1741 (see Wentworth Gene- 
alogy). Not mentioned in his father*s will, Dec. 27, 1757. 

Ti. Dorothy, b. 1712, bapt. in Old North Church, Apr. 26, 1713 ; d. Jan. 
25, 1761 ; m. (1) Christopher Rymes ; m. (2) Dr. Nathaniel Rogers; 
m. (3) Rev. John Taylor of Milton, Mass. ; m. (4) Hon. Peter Gil- 
man of the King's Council, Brig. General, etc. (Wentworth 

10. vii. John, b. Apr. 20, bapt. Apr. 26, 1720 ; Judge of Probate of the Prov. 

of N. H. and King's Council, 1774. 

5. Lieut. John' Sherbubnb (Samuel,^ Henrt/^), of Hampton, N. H., 

styled " Gent " in deeds, was a farmer. Dow says he removed to 
Epping, N. H. Family records say he diied in Northwood, N. H. 
He married, Nov. 12, 1713, Jane,^ born in 1691, daughter of Abra- 
ham' Drake ( Abraham,' Robert^) of Hampton. (See Drake Gene- 
Children : 

i. Sarah,* b. July 8, 1715; d. Dec. 26, 1737; m. Mar. 20, 1786, Joseph 

Freeze of Hampton, and had an only child Sarah, b. 1737 ; m. 

1757, Major Joslah Dearborn. (See Register, vol. 2, p. 304.) 
ii. Margaret, b. June 29, 1718; m. Jan. 19, 1738, Henry* Dearborn 

(Samuel,^ Henry,* Godfrey') of North Hampton. (See Dearborn 


11. Ul. Samuel, b. Oct. 7, 1720 ; d. 1748 ; of Hampton, styled " saddler " in 

12. iv. John, b. Feb. 2, 1723 ; of Northwood, N. H., farmer ; styled "Lieut." 
V. Love, b. Apr. 30, 1726. 

vi. Jane, b. 1728 ; d. of " throat ail," 1786. 
vil. Mary, b. 1731 ; d. of " throat ail," 1735. 
viil. Elizabeth, b. 1734; d. of •* throat ail," 1736. 
ix. Jane, born and died 1737. 

6. Hon. Joseph* Sherburne {John,^ Henry^) was a merchant of Ports- 

mouth, and in early life a mariner and shipmaster. He was select- 
man, assessor, auditor, Colonel of militia of Portsmouth ; of the 
King's Council, 1733 to 1744, and Justice of the Supreme Court 
1739. He died Dec. 3, 1744, aged 64 (see Register, vol. 15, p. 
172). He was a man of wealth, and a large land owner. He used 
the Arms of the Stonyhurst Sherbumes, and in the inventory of 
his estate, taken Aug. 8, 1745, is mentioned one coat of arms in 
black frame, value £l lOs. (Probate papers. Concord, N. H.) He 
married Mary, daughter of " Splan " and Mary Lovell, who was 
born in 1685, and died Mar. 6, 1746 (Register, vol. 15, p. 172). 
Mary Sherburne, " widow of Joseph Esq," deeded Jan. 15, 1745, 
** to my son Joseph Sherburne of Boston " a house in Portsmouth 
" formerly belonging to my father, Splan Lovell, glassier, of Ports- 
mouth" (Exeter Deeds at Concord, N. H., vol. 29, p. 478). 
Children : 

13. i. JoHN,*b. 1706, bapt. in North Church, Portsmouth, Apr. 6,1712; 

mariner and shipmaster, of Portsmouth. 

14. ii. Joseph, Jr., b. 1710; merchant, of Boston, Mass. 

iii. Nathaniel, shopkeeper, of Portsmouth, 1754 ; d. 1765 ; m. Mehitable, 
dan. of George Peirce of Portsmouth, by wife Mary, dan. of To- 
bias* Langdon (Tobias*). 

1904.] Descendants of Henry Sherburne. 231 

iy. Mart, m. James Grooch of Portsmoath, brazier. 
y. LovKLL, bapt. in Nortli Cliarcli, Portsmoath, Apr. 26, 1719; d. 

7. Capt. John' Sherburne (John,'^ Henrt/^), of New Castle and Rye, 

N. H., mariner, styled *' Gent " in deeds, was selectman of New 
Castle, 1719-1720, and on a land committee of Rye, Mar. 1, 1720, 
which laid out to him " 32 acres of meadow at Rye granted to his 
grandfather Henry Sherborne and to his (grand) uncle John Sher- 
burne by the town of Portsmouth, 1653." (See Rye Town Records, 
Common Land book.) His mother, Mary, leased him her farm at 
Little Harbor in New Castle, Feb., 1709, he to pay his brothers, 
Samuel, Edward and Ambrose, £10 each (Exeter Deeds, vol. 7, p. 
303) ; and deeded him the same, May 2, 1729, he to pay his brother 
Samuel £15, and to his niece Sarah, daughter of his brother Edward, 
deceased, £15 (Exeter Deeds, vol. 16, p. 375) ; and Mar. 31, 1736, 
his mother deeded him her rights to common lands of New Castle. 
(Exeter Deeds, vol. 22, p. 547.) He died in 1748. The inventory 
of his estate, taken Mar. 30 and Apr. 7, 1748, shows a total of 
£5,906. His estate was divided in 1751. (Probate papers, Exeter, 
N. H., vols. 18-19.) He married Hannah Jackson, possibly a daugh- 
ter of James, whose will was proved at Exeter, N. H., in 1762, 
but she cannot be the Hannah Sherburne of the Atkinson Salver 
(Brewster's Rambles, vol. 2, p. 73), who died in 1762, aged 57 
(Register, vol. 15, p. 173), for her daughter Katherine Odiorne 
was bom in 1705. 

Children, all mentioned in the division of the estates of their father 
and mother : 

]5. 1. Noah,* of Rye, N. H., d. Feb. 24, 1782. Possibly he was the young- 

Si. Simeon, mentioned in the division of his father's estate, but in a 
deed of his brother Noah, iu 1763 (Exeter Deeds, vol. 43, p. 10), 
is alluded to as "deceased "; probably unmarried. 

lii. Hannah, m. Capt. John Blunt, mariner, of New Castle, son of Rev. 
John Blunt, of New Castle, and his wife Mary, dau. of Hod. John 
Frost, King's Council, of New Castle, who m. Mary, sister of Sir 
Wm. Fepperell. Issue: Capt. John, b. 1767; Capt. George F., b. 
1761; Capt. Hubert, b. 1763; Capt. Charles, b. 1768; Capt. Mark, b. 
1770; Capt. Oliver C, b. 1774; all well-known shipmasters of 

iv. Katherine, b. 1705 ; d. 1766 ; m. (1) Capt. Ebenezer* Odiorne (John," 
John*), of Exeter, N. H., who d. 1745; and m. (2) at Greenland, 
N. H., June 4, 1761, Dr. Thomas Deane (see Deaue Genealogy, by 
John Ward Dean). By Capt. Ebenezer* Odiorne she had: 1. 
Thomas, b. 1733 ; d. 1819 ; merchant ; one of the Coramlttee of 
Safety In the Revolution, and Receiver General of Taxes, N. H. 
2. Joseph. 3. Mary, 4. Elizabeth, 6. Ebenezer, b. 1735; d. 
1771; m. In 1760, Sarah* Sherburne (Samuel,* John, Jr.,* John*). 
(See Odiorne Genealogy, 1875, by James Crelghton Odiorne.) 

V. Mary, m. Capt. James Randall, mariner, of New Castle. Issue : 
James \ Catherine \ and others. 

8. Samuel' Sherburne (John,^ Henry^) was styled innholder and black- 

smith, of Portsmouth. No date of his birth or death, nor will nor 
administration of his estate, can be found. He b mentioned in deeds 
of his mother, Mary, to liis brother Capt. John, of New Castle, 1709 
and 1729 ; and Oct. 4, 1741 (Exeter Deeds, vol. 25, p. 343), he, calling 

232 Descendants of Henry Sherburne. [Joljy 

himself ^^ of Portsmouth, bUMdumith," quit claimed to his brother 
John of New Castle, consideration £15, die ^^ same being in full of 
legacy from my father John Sherburne of New Castle, deceased," 
all rights to the estate of his said father. He may be the Samuel 
who was scout in Capt Phips's Co., in 1712 and who was selectman 
of Portsmouth in 1727. March 10, 1738, he, then called << Inholder," 
and wife Catherine, sold land at Barrington, ^^ laid out to me as an 
inhabitant of the town of Portsmouth " (Exeter Deeds, vol. 23, p. 
225). He married first, Abigail Shackford, June 11, 1719. (Reg- 
ister, vol. 24, p. 13.) In 1740 he and his wife Catherine mort- 
gaged to Henry Sherburne a house and lot in Portsmouth <' given to 
me by the last will of my father-in-law, Samuel Shackford, deceased" 
(Exeter Deeds, yol. 24, p. 501 ). His first wife, Abigail, must have 
died before 1734, for Aug. 25, 1734, he married Catherine Sher- 
burne of Portsmouth (Register, vol. 25, p. 121), daughter of 
Henry' Sherburne of the Plains (John^), and his wife Sarah Wiggin. 
She died at Conway, N. H., Jan., 1808, aged 102 yrs., 10 moe. 
(N. H. Hist. Colls., vol. 2, p. 27, says aged 101.) In the Old South 
Parish records, Portsmouth, it is recorded that Samuel, son of Samuel 
Sherburne, was baptized Aug. 21, 1736 ; and Ann, Dorothy, and 
Henry,* children of Samuel Sherburne, were baptized July 31, 1737. 
This Henry,* a blacksmith, who moved to Conway, N. H., in 1789, 
and died there in 1823, married Phebe, daughter of Col. John 
Dennett of Portsmouth, Oct. 28, 1765. Apr. 24, 1773, John Den- 
nett deeded a Lot " to Henry Sherburne my son in law and Phebe 
his wife my daughter." (Exeter Deeds, vol. 106, p. 72.) Henry* 
and Phebe had issue: Sarah^; Phebe; Samuel, bom 1770, East 
India merchant. Consul at St. Malo, France, in 1807 ; John ; Ifenry ; 
Elizabeth ; Catherine ; Polly, and Dorothy. 

9. Hon. HenIiy* Sherburne, Jr. {Henry,* Samuel,^ Henry^)^ a mer- 
chant of Portsmouth, graduated at Harvard in 1728. He was Clerk 
of the Court of Conmion Pleas, Representative to the General As- 
sembly of N. H., 1745-1766, and for ten years Speaker of the House ; 
Commissioner to the Interview with the Six Nations of Indians, 
1754; Judge of the Court of Conmion Pleas, 1765; and of the 
King's Council. 1766. He died Mch. 30, 1767. He married, Oct. 
22, 1740, Sarah, who died in 1814, aged 93, daughter of Daniel 
Warner and his wife Sarah Hill, by whom he had sixteen children, 
among them John,^ William, John (2), Ann, and Richard, who died 
young, and Mary and Margaret, who died unmarried. Other chil- 
dren were : 

i. Henry,* b. Sept., 1741; d. 1826; graduated at Princeton, 1759; 
merchaDt, and Revolutionary soldier under Gen. William Whip- 
ple at Saratoga, 1777 ; unmarried. 
11. Danikl, b. May 27, 1743; d. 1778; merchant; unmarried, 
iii. Samuel, b. July 27, 1744; d. 1826; H. U., 1766; Colonel in the Revo- 
lution; m. (1) Mary, dau. of Col. Jonathan Warner, by whom no 
issue; m. (2) in 1783, Sarah Barton, by whom a sou Capt, Samuel,* 
and others, lie lived in London in 1770, and filed with Heralds 
College the family pedigree compiled by his grandfather and con- 
tinued by his father and uncle John, 
iv. Sarah, b. Mar. 27, 1748 ; d. 1827 ; m. in 1766, Judge Woodbury Lang- 
don. Their son Walter m. a dau. of John Jacob Astor, of N. Y. ; and 
their dau. Caroline m. Gov. William Eustis, of Mass. 

1904.] Descendants of Henry Sherburne. 233 

▼. BiywARD, b. Sept. 7, 1751 ; Major and Aide on the staff of Oenl. John 

SaUivan ; mortally wounded at the battle of Qermantown, Oct. 4, 

1777, d. same day ; unmarried, 
vi. Dobotht/ b. Biay 20, 1762 ; d. 1837 ; m. in 1778, John Wendell, Esq. 

(see Wendell Genealogy, by J. R. Stan wood, p. 28). 
Til. Nathanebl, b. Dec. 9, 1754; d. 1799; m. in 1780, Blizabeth, dan. of 

Dr. Ammi B. Cutter, a Surgeon Genl. in Bevolutionary |Army, 

1777 ; no male issue. 
Tlii.JoMATHAN, b. Mch. 1, 1758; d. 1847; graduated Dartmouth, 1776: 

surgeon ; m. in 1787, Nancy, dan. of James Perkins of Rye, N. H. 

Issue: lA. Jonathan Warner^ of Baltimore, Md.; in U. S. N.; 

Edvoard, Adeline, and Jamee Henry, d. young, 
ix. Hannah, b. Sept. 6, 1759; d. 1785; m. in 1784, Samuel Penhallow 

(see Penhallow Genealogy, p. 8; and Cutts Genealogy, p. 81). 

10. Hon. John^ Sherburne {Henry,* Samuel,^ Henrt^), a merchant of 

Portsmouth, N. H., was Register of the Court of Vice-Admiralty 
many years, and Judge of Probate of Rockingham Co. 1778- 
1776 ; also King's Councillor, 1774 to 1776. Although he had 
held office under the Crown, he was an actiye opponent of the op- 
pressive measures of the British Government against this country. 
He was one of the Committee chosen by the town of Portsmouth 
to instruct Representatives to the General Court, Dec. 2, 1765, 
which Committee instructed them to complain of the '^ Stamp Act " 
and its danger to personal liberty. Dec. 16, 1773, he and others 
were chosen by Portsmouth to send resolves, against selling tea, to 
every town " of any account in the Government," which they did 
with great credit He was a trustee of Dartmouth College, 1774- 
1777. He died in Portsmouth, Mar. 10, 1797, aged 77. He mar- 
ried first, Mary, daughter of Ellis Huske. She died, childless, in 
1750 ; and he married second, Elizabeth, daughter of Hon. .John 
and Catherine (Cutt) Moffatt of Portsmouth. (See Cutt Gene- 
alogy, p. 533.) 

Children : 
i. John,* d. young, 
il. Dorothy, d. young. 

iii. Samuel, b. 1757; by act of Legislature took the additional name 
John, and was known as John Samuel ; graduated at Dartmouth, 
1776; Brigade Major and Aide to Genl. William Whipple, 1777^; 
member of Congress, U. S., 1793 to 1797; U. S. Dist. Atty. for 
N. H. 1801-1804; appointed U. S. Dlst. Judge. N. H., 1804, and 
held the office until his death, Aug. 2, 1830. He m. Oct., 1791, 
Submit, dau. of Hon. George Boyd of Portsmouth, by whom he 
had four sons, among them Col. John Henry,* Register U. S. N., 
Washington, D. C, 1825 ; Author of Life of John Paul Jones, and 
other works, 
iv. Elizabeth, b. 1760; m. Feb. 3, 1776, Hon. John Laugdon, Governor 
of N. H., and U. S. Senator, and the flrst President pro tern, of 
the Senate. 

11. Samuel* Sherburne (John,* Samuel,^ Henry^), a farmer and saddler, 

of Hampton, K. U., settled on the homestead at Hampton, and died 
there in 1748, aged 27. He married, July 27, 1743, Lydia, born 
in 1721, died in 1776, daughter of Dea. Thomas Marston of North 
Hampton. (See Marston Genealogy ; and Boston Transcript, Nov. 
12, 1900.) Lydia, his widow, married second, Ebenezer Levering 
of North Hampton. 
Children : 

234 Descendants of Henry Sherburne. [July, 

i. Samuel/ b. 1744 ; bapt. Dec. 22, 1745 ; d. Sept., 1824. settied in Mt. 
Vernon, Me., where he d. ; m. Phebe, dan. of Simeon Chapman 
of Epsom, N. H.; had Joseph,^ of Paterson, N. J.; John, of 
Olover, Vt. ; Henry, d. yonng; and Samuel, of Mt. Vernon, Me., 
father of Jadge Moses,^ of St. Paul, Minn. 

ii. *• Betty," b. and d. 1746. 

ill. John, b. and d. 1747. 

iv. Sarah, bapt. June 19, 1748 ; d. 1811 ; m. Dr. Samuel Page of Hamp- 
ton in 1770, and had five children. 

12. Lieut. John* Sherburne (Johriy* Samuel,^ Henry^), was a ftu-mer, 

of Northwood, N. H., where he died. He married Sarah — ^— 
(perhaps Sanborn}. 
Children : 

i. Jane,* bapt. Oct. 14, 1744 ; d. 1828; m. in 1764, Col. Jeremiah Pres- 
cott of Epsom, N. H., and had eight children. 

ii. Mary, bapt. Oct. 26, 1746 ; d. 1834 ; m. Levi Cass, and had four chU- 

iii. Elizabeth, b. July 6, 1749; d. 1826: m. Mch. 19, 1780, James* 
Moses of Epsom, N. H. (Mark,^ Aaron,* John^), and had six chil- 
dren, among them *^ Betsy,'* who m. David' Sherburne (William,* 
Nathaniel,* John,' John,' John*), of Epsom. 

iv. Sarah, bapt. Dec. 29, 1751; m. Thomas Hobbs of North Hampton, 
and had many descendants. 

y. Col. Samuel Sherburne; bapt. June 9, 1754; d. 1827; farmer and 
lumberman, of Northwood; m. (1) Nov. 20, 1775, Sally, dan. of 
Benjamin Hill of Northwood, and widow of Samuel Smith, by 
whom he had five children ; m. (2) Nancy Randall of Kittery, Me., 
by whom he had twelve children ; and m. (3) Sarah Stevens. (See 
Hist, of Nottingham and Northwood, pp. 767-770, by Rev. Elliott 
C. Cogswell, who makes the error of calling Henry* Sherburne, 
who d. 1680, one of the incorporators of Nottingham, 1721-1722, 
when it was Henry,' son of Samuel,* and grandson of Henry.*) 

13. John* Sherburne {Joseph^* John,* ffenrt/^), mariner and shipmaster, 

of Portsmouth, N. H., was born in 1705-6, and lost at sea in 1735- 
6. He married, Aug. 5, 1731, Eleanor, daughter of Capt. Nathan- 
iel Mendum of Portsmouth. She married second, Dec. 2, 1736, 
Samuel Marshall ; and married third, William Shackford. Brew- 
ster, in his " Rambles," vol. 2, p. 219, makes the error of marrying 
her first husband, John Sherburne, to her daughter Eleanor Marshall. 
John Sherburne and Eleanor had only one child. 
Child : 

Nathaniel,* b. 1736; d. 1805; m. Jan. 4, 1759, Elizabeth,* daughter of 
Capt. Tobias' Lear (Tobias,' Tobias*) and Aunt of Washington's 
Secretary and friend. Col. Tobias* Lear. He was probably the 
Nathaniel Sherburn sent to Halifax with a flag of truce, to ex- 
change prisoners, June 24, 1778 (N. H. Hist. Colls., vol. 7, p. 158). 

14. Joseph* Sherburne (Joseph,* John^ Henry^), a merchant of Boston, 

Mass., was in full communion in the Brattle Street Church, Boston, 
Apr., 1728 (see Register, vol. 31, p. 51). He was administrator 
of the estate of his father, Judge Joseph, in 1744; subscribed in 
1748, £50 to promote linen manufacture (Register, vol. 44, p. 103); 
he and his negro were refugees from Boston at Sharon, Mass., in 
1776 (see Register, vol. 55, p. 390). He lived on Beacon Hill, 
on a valuable estate he owned there. He may have been the Capt 
Joseph Sherborne who was at the siege of Louisburg, 1745. He 
died in 1779, aged 69, and was buried in his tomb in King's 

1904.] Liat of Revolutionary Soldiers. 235 

Chapel Burying Ground (see Bridgeman's Bang's Chapel Epitaphs). 
Inyentory of his estate, taken Nov. 12, 1779, showed a total of 
£19,400. Among the assets was a ^' Coat of Arms, valued at £30 " 
(Suffolk Co. Probate Records, Boston). He married first, Apr. 4, 
1734, Mary, daughter of James Watson, by whom he had one child, 
Man^ ; married second, Feb. 2, 1737, Eunice, daughter of William 
Hubbard, by whom he had no issue ; and married third, Nov. 21, 
1750, Mary, daughter of Col. Ichabod Plaisted of Salem, by whom 
he had Joseph and John^ who died young, and Sarah, who married 
John Hunt, Jr., and died childless, in 1785-6. Mary,^ his sole sur- 
yiviue child and heir, married, July 7, 1763, Jerathmiel Bowers, the 
rich Quaker of Somerset, Bristol Co., Mass., whose son John laid 
out Somerset Street, on Beacon Hill, Boston, partly from the estate 
of Joseph Sherburne. (See Boston Rec Com. Report, No. 5, p. 

15. Noah* Sherbprnb (John,* John,* Henry^) was a farmer of New 
Castle and Rye, N. H. Little is known of him. A Noah Sherborne, 
private, was on the pay roll of Capt. John Calfe's Co., Col. Pierce 
Long's Continental Regt., N. H., Dec. 7, 1776, to Jan. 7, 1777. 
(N. H. Rev. Rolls, vol. 1, p. 490.) He made many deeds and mort- 
gages, in which he calls himself son of John Sherburne of Little Har- 
bor and New Castle, and brother to Simeon, Hannah Blunt, Katherine 
Odiorne or Katherine Deane, and Mary Randall, and he is named 
as son in the division of the estate of Capt. John' Sherburne of New 
Castle, May 29, 1751. Though named first in the division, he was 
possibly the youngest child. He died Feb. 24, 1782. Administra^ 
tion of his estate was granted to his widow, Elizabeth, and son John 
of New Castle, May 29, 1782 (Exeter Probate Registry, vol. for 
1782). The inventory of his estate was £3384. He married " Betsy " 
Cotton. Their only child of record was John,^ bom in 1752, 
baptized in the South Church, Portsmouth, Oct., 1757, who died in 
182d ; although it is said that there was a son Moses, This John^ 
married first, Nov., 1777, Anne Bennett, and had Hunking Went- 
worth,* Lydia, who married John Somerby, and five other daughters ; 
and married second, Elizabeth Brewster, by whom he had John, 
Jr., Daniel, Joshua B., of Kennebunk, Me., and five daughters. 


Communicated by F. S. Hammond, Esq., of Oneida, N. Y. 

The following names of Revolutionary soldiers in the companies 
under command of Captains Warren, Lamont, Barnes and Ford, at 
Cambridge, Mass., in March, 1776, are taken from an old Account 
Book kept by Capt. William Hammond* of Newton, Mass., who 

♦ Wniiam* Hammond (Joshua,^ John,* Thomas,' Thomas,* Thomas*) held a com- 
mission as Captain and Commissary in the Kevolation. Born in Newton, Mass., 14 
Jaly. 1740, he resided there until about 1809, when he moved to Bangor, Me., where 
he aied 30 March, 1814. See F. S. Hammond's *' Hammond Genealogies" (1904), vol. 
2, pp. 108-9.— Editor. 



List of Revolutionary Soldiers. 


wafl engaged in supplying the army with beef, pork, and other 
rations, and at the same *time seems to have kept a general store, 
selling liquor also, as was then the custom. This book, without 
covers, and somewhat worn at the edges, so that many of the 
amounts and a few of the given names are missing, is now in the 
possession of the contributor, who has other old papers relating to 
Newton, from 1711 to 1800, including wills, agreements, receipts, 
etc., and containing autographs of many of the prominent people 
of the town at that period. 

The accounts of these soldiers were kept by companies, under 
the heading of the captain's name. The names occur repeatedly 
from day to day, except in the case of Captain Lamont's company, 
when the whole account of each man is given under date of March 
30, 1776, and the sum total on that date shows £26 19s. 6d. then 
due from the company. Captain Corey, but not his company, 
appears charged with several purchases. A large percentage of the 
charges are for rum, brandy, and flip. A few are for sugar, choco- 
late, shoes, and sundries. 

The list has been compared with the names published in ^' Massa- 
chusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution," and some names 
in this list are not found in that publication, while other of the 
names are not credited there with service at Cambridge. 

Captain Warren* s 


- Warren 

- Proctor 

- Stone 
• Brown 


Lieut. — 

Lieut. — 

Adjt. — 

Sergt. Samuel Champney 

Ensign Hadley 

William Brewer 

Samuel Knapp 

Samuel Goodwin 

William Fuller 

Henry Hammond 

John Hapgood 

Henry Parker 

Moses Harrington (Herrington) 

John Osgood 

Benjamin Dana 

Gresham Hide 

Thaddeus Jackson 

James Kettle 

Samuel Wiswall 

Aaron Fuller 

John Kidder 



Captain LamonCs 

Captain Lamont 

Lieut. Robt. Miller 

Lieut. Reed 

Lieut. Sleeper 

Sergt. Emerson Smith 
Sergt. John Robinson 

Sergt. Preble 

Ensign Sleeper 

Dudley Doe 
Samuel Perham 
Thomas Parker 
James Hutchinson 
Lemuel Tozer 
Job Baker (Bucker?) 
Cornelius Stilphan 
John Temple 
John Robinson 
Giles Tibbets 
Matthew Bragg 
Joseph Burns 
John Hurley 


Descendants of John Hill. 


(Jeorge Claney (Chaney 
John Combfi 
Azariah Thrasher 
John Sleeper 
Samuel Jackson 
John Meserve 
Jacob Lowel 
Joseph Sedgley 
Jacob Ring 
Bartholomew Fowler 
Arthur Dunn 
Joseph Ellsworth 
Daniel Quigg 
Job Johnson 
James Doe 
R^hard Laton 
Noah Chandler 
Benjamin Jackson 
Jonathan Tozer 
Beriah Brown 
David Clark 
Hall Page 
Caleb Cross 
William Carr 
Greorge Filbrook 
Amariah Thrasher 
Stephen Marson 
Christopher Daily 
Moses Sleeper 
Job Tilleson 
Joseph Farland 

Archibald Robinson 
Samuel Tozer 
Job Gilson 

Captain Bame's 

Captain Bams 

Samuel Silsby 
Thomas Fisk 
Joseph Peck 
John Pettys 
Joseph Bailey 
Phineas Cady 
John Cloathen 
Caleb Martin 
Benjamin Robinson 
Benjamin Roberts 
Jonathan Downing 
Asa Woodward 

Captain Ford's 

Solomon Cyze [Keyes ?] 
Thomas Parker 
Joseph Ellsworth 
Jacob Lowel 
John Hunt 

Captain Corey 


Bj J. Gabdner Bartlbtt, Esq., of Boston, Mass. 
[Concluded from page 168.] 

20. Ebenezer* Hill (Ebenezer,* John,^ John^)y bom Mar. 2, 1G92, who 
was a house Wright, and settled in Wrentham, served as *' centinel " 
in Major John Chandler's regunent, from Aug. 21 to Oct. 10, 1722, 
on scouting duty. (Mass. Archives.) He became non compos mentis, 
and on May 1 6, 1746, Benjamin Bullard of Holliston (his brother- 
in-law) was appointed his guardian. (Suffolk Co. Probate.) He 
married. Mar. 21, 1719-20, Anne, bom June 6, 1687, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Mary (Frizzell) Allen of Medfield. 

238 Descendants of John Hill. [July, 

Chfldren, bom in Wrentham : 

i. Job,* b. Apr. 9, 1720 ; Ured in Wrentham, but, abont 1761, moved to 
Douglass. (Suffolk Co. Deeds.) He served in Capt. Simon Sio- 
comb's Co., from May 2 to Oct. 28, 1758, in an expedition to the 
Westward. (Mass. Archives.) In deeds he is styled yeoman. He 
m. (1) Jan. 10, 1744-6, Hannah, b. Dec. 20, 1720, dan. of Benjamin 
and Sarah (Fales) Morse of Wrentham, who d. May 14, 1754 ; three 
children. He m. (2), abont 1755, Ennice , and had at least 

three more children. 

11. Esther, b. Oct. 81, 1722 ; m. Dec. 22, 1742, Abijah Baker of Medfleld, 
b. Oct. 15, 1718. They resided in Medfleld, and, after 1762, in that 
part of Wrentham later Franklin, where he d. Sept. 27, 1780; and 
she d. Sept. 28, 1802. Eleven children. 

ill. Noah, b. Oct 12, 1724 ; no farther record. 

Iv, Anns, b. July 20, 1726 ; no farther record. 

V. Ephraim, b. Jaly 10, 1781; was a husbandman, and lived in Wren- 
tham and Bellingham. He served in Capt. Edward Clark's Co., 
from Sept. 15 to Dec. 14, 1755, on the Crown Point expedition; 
also served at Fort Cumberland, in Capt. Taplin's Co., from Apr. 
2 to Nov. 28, 1759. (Mass. archives.) He m. (1) Mar. 18, 1758, 
Keziah, b. Jan. 22, 1729-80, dan. of Joseph and Elizabeth (Gramsey) 
PartMdge of Bellingham, by whom he had six children. She d. 
Nov. 7, 1767; and he m. (2) Mar. 14, 1769, Abigail Heaton. 

vi. Mary, b. Jaly 10, 1731 ; probably m. Mar. 7, 1750-1, Philip Bardens 
of Walpoie. Eleven children. 

21. David* Hill (Menezer* John,^John}), bom June 1, 1694, waa a hus- 
bandman, and resided in Holliston and later in Bellingham, where he 
died in 1745. On Mar. 19, 1744-5, David Hill, yeoman, of Belling- 
ham, conveyed eight acres of meadow in Wrentham to his two sons 
John and Isaac, both of Holliston. (Suffolk Co. Deeds.) Oct 15, 
1745, John Hill, of Holliston, was appointed administrator of the 
estate of his father David Hill, late of Bellingham. Settlement papers 
name sons John and Isaac, daughter Mary and daughter Huldah 
Aldrich (Suffolk Co. Probate). He married, Dec. 17, 1716, Sarah, 
bom Feb. 11, 1694-5, daughter of Lieut. Samuel and Mary (Bass) 
Thayer of Mendon. 
Children : 

i. John/ b. Sept. 16, 1717; w as a husbandman, and lived in Holliston 
until about 1754, when he settled in Mendon, where he resided some 
years and then removed to Warwick. He served in the Crown Point 
expedition of 1755, in Capt. John Jones's Co., as *' centinel," from 
Apr. 5 to Sept. 8, and as Sergeant, from Sept. 9 to Dec. 17. He also 
served in Capt. John Stebbins's Co., from July 26 to Aug. 18, 1756, 
when he was discharged, being siclc at Fort Edward. (Mass. Ar- 
chives.) He m. June 4, 1744, Thanltful, b. Feb. 8, in8-19, dan. of 
Lieut. Joshua and Mercy (Fairbanks) Underwood of Sherbom. 
Six children. 

ii. Isaac, b. Aug. 11, 1720; was a husbandman, and lived in Holliston, 
where he was selectman in 1759, 1764, and 1771. He acknowledged 
a deed on Feb. 24, 1773; and bis heirs made an agreement onhb 
estate on May 26, 1773, so be died in the spring of that year. Heirs 
mentioned : widow Lydla, eldest son Jonathan,' and WhUneff, 
Dorothy^ Lydia and Susanna, (Middlesex Co. Probate.) He m., 
abont 1743, Lydia, b. Mar. 3, 1712-13, dau. of Jonathan and Su- 
sanna Whltney.of Sherbom. She d. before Apr. 3, 1780, when her 
real estate was divided. (Middlesex Co. Deeds.) Their third child, 
Whitney,' \), May 13, 1748, is called «* joiner" or housewright in 
deeds ; lived in Holliston, where he d. July 26, 1800, having served 
in several campaigns in the Revolution (see Mass. Archives) ; m. 

1904.] Descendants of John Hill. 239 

Aug. 5, 1778, Rachel, b. Apr. 29, 1754, daa. of Timothy and Rath 
(Leland) Daniel of Sherborn, who d. Sept. 7, 1850, aged 96 years ; 
seren children.* 

Ui. Mabt, b. Jnly 12, 1724 ; probably m. Mar. 8, 1749-50, Jesse Thayer, 
in Smithfleld, R. I. ; no farther record. 

It. Huldah, b. Sept. 18, 1727 ; m. Mar. 21, 1745, Samael Aldrich of Men- 
don, and settled in Uxbridge. They were members of the Friends 
Chnrch in Smithfleld, R. I. Ten children. (See R. I. Vital Rec- 

22. Joseph^ Hill (JShenezer* John,* John^), bom Apr. 1, 1701, inherited 

his father's homestead in HoUiston, where he established an inn. He 
was selectman in 1744 and 1759 ; and a member of Capt. Samael 
Ballard's Holliston train band, Apr. 22, 1757. (Mass. Archives.) 
He died May 23, 1767, intestate. On Jaly 18, 1767, Joseph Hill, 
yeoman, Bathsheba Hill, spinster, £11 Pond, sadler, and Holdah his 
wife, all of Holliston, and Amos Ellis and Hannah his wife, of Wren- 
tham, being all the heirs of Joseph Hill, innholder, late of Holliston, • 
oonveyed l^kl in Holliston to Samael Daniel. (Middlesex Co. Deeds.) 
Joseph^ Hill married, Oct 22, 1740, Haldah, bom Jaly 18, 1722, 
daaghter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Learned) Partridge of Medway 
and Sherborn, who died in Mar., 1762. 

i. Joseph,* bapt. Oct. 18, 1741 ; was a hasbandman and innholder, and 
liyed in Holliston many years, bat later moved to Conn. On Dec. 
85, 1797, Joseph Hill, yeoman, of KiUingly, Conn., sold all his 
rights in Holliston swamps laid oat to his grandfather Ebenezer 
Hill. (Middlesex Co. Deeds.) He m. (1) Ang. 20, 1761, Phebe, b. 
in 1748, dan. of Samael and Keziah (Partridge) Thayer of Mendon ; 

she d. in 1768, leaving one child. He m. (3) Elizabeth , and 

had several children. 

11. Bathshbba, b. May 24, 1744; m. Apr. 18, 1769, Nathan Ballard of 
Holliston; d. in Feb., 1825. He d. May 5, 1822. Eight children. 

ill. Huldah, b. Oct. 7, 1748 ; m. Nov., 1764, Eli Pond of HoUlston, Med- 
way, Belllngham and Franklin, b. Feb. 16, 1748, d. May 20, 1802. 
She d. Jnne 19, 1818. Twelve children. 

iv. Hannah, b. Oct. 7, 1748; m., int. recorded Apr. 18, 1767, Capt. Amos 
Ellis of Wrentham. 

23, JoKS* Hill (Jokuj* John^ Joh^\ bom aboat 1 695, was a hasbandman 

and lived in Sherborn, where he died aboat 1760. On Apr. 3, 1758, 
he conveyed real estate to son James, on condition of support of him- 
self and wife Ruth. He married, Nov. 21, 1733, Rath, bom Oct 1, 
1707, daughter of John and Rath (Puffer) Day of Wrentham. She 
married second, Aug. 12, 1762, Benjamin Ballard of Holliston, who 
died in 1766 ; and married third, Sept. 10, 1768, Dea. John Chapin of 

•Mr. Lew QMS' Hill, for whom this HSU genealogy was compiled, is a descendant of 
WhUmmt^ through his third child Amold,n>. Sept. 4, 1778, who m. in Medway, May 
S8, Im, Lerina, b. in 1785, daa. of Robert and Levina (Cook) Smith of Bellingham. 
Arnold? remoTod from Mass. to Pittsford, Vt., and later to Habbardton, Vt., where he 
d. In 1844. One of his sons, Clwrk PelaHaK^ b. Feb. 11, 1821, in Pittsford, Vt., resided, 
m Hnhbaidton and Fair Hayen, Vt., antil 1866, when he moyed to Hammondton. N. J., 
where he d. in 1895, m. Apr. 5, 1851, Eliza M., b. Ang. 30, 1829, dau. of James and Tarn- 
nnJLewis) PraU of Fair Hayen, Vt. Their eldest son was Lew Cass,* b. Mar. 18, 1852, 
hi Fair Hayen, Vt., resides in Boston, where he m. Apr. 4, 1873, Clara Kendall, b. 
Seoi. 20, 1858, dao. of Charles Dnstin and Mary Kendall (Whiting) Marcy of Boston, 
ana has three ehildren. 

240 Descendants of John Hill. [Jntyy 

Children : 

i. Jambs/ b. Aag. 13, 1734 ; lived in Sherborn, where he d. Jan. 9, 1810 ; 
he was a member of Capt. Joseph Perry's Sherbom train band, 
Mar. U, 1757 (Mass. Archives) ; m. July 5, 1758, Grace, b. Jnly 18, 
1734, dau. of Josiah and Elizabeth Jones of Concord. Nine chil- 

ii.- Caleb, b. Aug. 17, 1736 ; resided in Sherbom nntll 1778, when he re- 
moved to Lancaster, where he d. that year; served in Capt. David 
White's CO., from Apr. 10 to Nov. 23, 1768, on the Canada expe- 
dition; also served as private on the Lexington Alarm, in 1775 
(Mass. Archives) ; m. Mar. 17, 1762, Hannah (Fiske) FairbanlLS, 
b. Jan. 24, 1733-4, dan. of John and Abigail (Leland) Flsl^e of 
Sherborn, and widow of John Fairbanks. She was living in Med- 
way as late as 1794. (Middlesex Co. Deeds.) 

iii. Ruth, b. Apr. 22, 1739; m. Mar. 12, 1766, John Cheney, Jr., of Ded- 

iv. Hannah, b. Oct. 16, 1741 ; m. Dec. 3, 1767 ; Asa Partridge Richard- 
son of Medway, b. Jan. 26, 1746-7, d. July 2, 1837. She d. Sept. 
8, 1813. Seven children. 

V. Ebenezbr, b. Jaly 8, 1744; settled in Dablin, N. H., in 1773, where 
he d. Oct. 1, 1834; m. Jan. 19, 1771, Esther, b. Nov. 20, 1748, dan. 
of Ebenezer and Charity Pratt of Framingham. She d. Apr. 4, 
1834. Ten children. 

vi. Abigail, b. Feb. 4, 1746-7; m. Dec. 1, 1768, Isaiah Daniel of Med- 
way, b. Apr. 18, 1745, who d. in Oct., 1807, Six children. 

vii. John, b. Apr. 28, 1750; lived in Medway, and, after his marriage, in 
Sherbom until his death, Dec. 15, 1811 ; he served in the Revolu- 
tion in 1778 (Mass. Archives) ; m. Feb. 24, 1791, Ketnrah, b. Apr. 
6, 1761, dau. of Henry and Mary Smith of Walpole. Four chil- 

24. Aaron^ Hill (John,* John^ Johv^), bom perhaps about 1700, was a 

blacksmith, and settled in Wrentham, where he died July 9, 1781. 
Apr. 22, 1757, he was a member of Capt. Samuel Day's Co., on the 
Wrentham Alarm List. (Mass. Archives.) On Dec. 20, 1781, Mary 
Hill, widow of Aaron of Wrentham, and Mary Metcalf , spinster, of 
Franklin, daughter of said Aaron, conveyed their interest in his 
estate to Timothy Rhodes, gentleman, and Rowena his wife. (Suf- 
folk Co. Deeds.) He married, Apr. 17, 1751, Mary, bom Mar. 7, 
1725-6, daughter of Nathaniel and Anne Tolman of Needham. 
Children : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. Jan. 6, 1751-2; d. Aug. 5, 1770. 

il. Silas, b. Mar. 18, 1764; d. Oct. 27, 1766. 

ill. Mary, b. Sept. 6, 1766 ; m. Metcalf. 

iv. Lois, b. Oct. 19, 1767; probably d. young. 

V. RowENA, b. Oct. 6, 1769 ; probably m. Timothy Rhodes of Wrentham. 

25. Samuel* Hill {John * John^^ Johv}) , horn Aug. 11, 1710, was ahouse- 

wright, and lived in Sherborn, where, on Mar. 14, 1757, he was en- 
rolled in Capt. Joseph Perry's Co. of the Town Alarm List. (Mass. 
Archives.) He died May 8, 1761, intestate, and in the settlement 
of his estate, the heirs named were : widow Elizabeth, and daugh- 
ters Elizabeth (eldest), Sarah, Mary, Ede, and Hannah. Sarah took 
the homestead, by payment of money to the other heirs. The inven- 
tory mentions carpenter's tools and "a pare of spetikals." (Middle- 
sex Co. Probate.) He married. May 30, 1738, Elizabeth, bom Aug. 
17, 1720, daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Learned) Partrid^ 
of Medway and Sherbom. She married second, Nov. 27, 1771, 
Joseph Daniel of Needham, and died before 1797, for on Jan. 25 of 


1904.] Descendants of John Hill. 241 

that year Jonas Fiske of Leominster, and Mary his wife, and Sam- 
uel Hinds of Barre, conveyed to John Fiske real estate in Sherbom 
set off to the widow Elizabeth Hill, deceased, as dower of her hus- 
band Samuel Hill, housewright, deceased. (Middlesex Co. Deeds.) 
Children : 

i. EuzABBTH,^ b. Oct. 13, 1739 ; m. July 6, 1759, Abner Fairbanks of 

Sherborn, b. Mar. 28, 1736, d. Dec. 3, 1763. She d. Feb. 2, 1764. 

Three children, who d. young, 
ii. Sarah, b. Aug. 24, 1741 ; m. Oct. 25, 1764, John Fiske of Sherborn, 

b. Mar. 16, 1738, d. Nov. 20, 1817. She d. Sept. 27, 1813. Six 

ill. Mary, b. May 7, 1744 ; m. Feb. 6, 1766, Jonas Fiske of Sherborn, b. 

Feb. 4, 1742. They were living in Leominster in 1797, where he 

d. in Oct., 1799, his wife surviving him. (Worcester Co. Probate.) 

At least three cliildren. 
iv. Edb, b. Feb. 22, 1747-8; m., about 1766, Corlis Hinds, Jr., of Barre, 

b. Apr. 10, 1748, d. in. 1832. She d. before 1770, leaving one child, 

V. Hannah, b. Nov. 23, 1752; living in 1761 ; no further record, 
vl. Martha, b. Jan 1, 1755. In the " Hist, of Sherbom" it is stated 

that she m. May 22, 1783, Isaac Bullard of Holliston, but she is not 

mentioned as an heir in the settlement of her father's estate, so 

she probably d. young. 

26. Dr. Eleazer* Hill (Eieazer,^ John,^ John^), born Jan. 1, 1688-9, 
resided in Sherborn, and in deeds is always called physician. He 
and his wife Rebecca acknowledged a deed on July 10, 1777, which 
is the last record found of them. He married, Aug. 18, 171 2, Re- 
becca, bom Feb. 28, 1696-7, daughter of John and Rebecca (Clark) 
Richardson of Medfield. 
Children : 

i. Asa,* b. Feb. 20, 1712-13; called yeoman in deeds; lived in Sher- 
born until about 1753, when he removed to Shrewsbury ; served 
as sergt. in two campaiorns against Crown Point, in one from 
Apr. 27 to Dec. 10, 1759, and in the other from June 16 to Dec. 2, 
1760. His two elder sons, Asa.^Jr., and Daniel, were in the same 
company with him in both campaigns. (Mass. Archives.) After 
this service, no trace of him or his family has been found. He 
m. May 29, 1734, Sarah, b. Dec. 4, 1714, dau. of Moses and Sarah 
(Parker) Hill of Maiden. Nine children. 

ii. William, b. June 23, 1715; in deeds called blacksmith; resided in 
Sherborn until 1759, and then in Natick, where he was warned out 
of town in 1762; served in Capt. Aaron Fay's Co., from May 2 to 
Oct. 27, 1758 (Mass. Archives); no further record; m F<*1). 19, 
1740-1, Joanna, eldest dau. of John and Joanna (Lyon) Sawin of 
Natick. Six children. 

lil. JOSKPH, b. Aug. 23, 1718; in deeds styled blacksmith; lived in 
Siierborn at least until 1752; m. Mar. 9, 1752, Hannah, b. Xov. 18, 
1733, dau. of Ebenezer and Prudence (Pratt) Stone of Kniming- 
ham; no further record found. 

iv. Rebrcca, b. Mar. 6, 1721-2; m. (1) Nov. 2, 1742, Joseph (^* of 
Holliston, b. Aug. 13, 1692, d. in 1759; seven chlldnMi. Siie m. 
(2) Oct. 30, 1765, Patrick Shays, who was. father (by a former 
wife) of the rebel Daniel Shays. 

V. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 30, 1723-4; probably m. Apr. 10, 1746. William 
Rider of Sherborn, b. Oct. 24, 1715. Four children. 

vl. Ruth, b. Feb. 26, 1726-7; m., about 1748, Moses Learned of Fram- 
ingham, and later of Templeton, b. Feb. 13, 1728, d. April, 1799. 
She d. Feb., 1813. Nine children. 

vlL Daniel, b. Feb. 22, 1732-3; d. Sept. 16, 1735. 

242 Descendants of John Hill. [July, 

27. Solomon^ Hill (Eleazer,*John* John^)^ born Dec 27, 1691, web a 

ahoemaker, and lived in Sherbom until aboat 1740, In a deed of 
Oct. 21, 1718, he is stated to be then living in Plainfield, Conn. 
(Middlesex Co. Deeds.) In 1739, he and his son Solomon, Jr., 
sold tiieir homesteads in Sherbom (Middlesex Co. Deeds) ; and 
some relatives, and others, having broaght a suit against him, he 
defaulted, ^^ being out of the Province." (Middlesex Co. Court 
Records.) On thin. 7, 1741-2, in a deed, he is stated to be living 
in Oblong, Dutchess Co., New York. (Middlesex Co. Deeds.) He 
married, about 1714 (perhaps in Plainfield, Conn.), Mary . 

Children : 

i. Sarah.* b. July 3, 1715. 

11. Solomon, b. about 1717, perhaps In Plainfield, Conn. ; went to Ob- 
long, N. T., with his parents. 

Hi. Joanna, b. Nov. 18, 1720. 

iv. Mart, b. July 8, 1729. 

V. Kbziah (twin), b. Apr. 18, 1782. 

vi. Zbrviah (twin), b. Apr. 18, 1782. 

No further account of this family has been obtained. 

28. Nathaniel* Hill {Eleazer,* John,* John}), bom Dec. 25, 1693, was 

a husbandman, and resided in Sherbom, where he was selectman in 
1741, '42, '44, '46 and '50. The account obtained of him is in- 
complete. He married, May 20, 1719, Elizabeth Phipps. One 
Nathaniel Hill, probably the same man, married in Sherbom, Mar. 
13, 1766, Hannah (Ware) Haven, born Aug. 10, 1710, daughter 
of Joseph and Hannah (Wood) Ware, and widow of Nathaniel 

Children by Elizabeth, recorded in Sherbom : 

I. Abigail,* b. Aag. 26, 1726; d. Dec. 12, 1726. 

II. MosBs, b. Apr. 26, 1728 ; lived in Sherborn until about 1778. when 

he removed to that part of Ashbaroham later set off as Gardner, 
where he d. in 1780. (Worcester Co. Probate gives guardianship 
of children.) Mar. 14, 1757, he was enrolled in Capt. Joseph 
Perry's Co., on the Sherborn Alarm List. (Mass. Archives.) He 
m. in Sudbury, Aug. 10, 1749, Abigail, b. June 4, 1725, dau. of 
James and Mary Maverick of Sherborn, Framingham and Sudbury, 
who d. in 1817. Eight children. 

29. Moses* Hill (Eleazer,* John* John% bom Mar. 30, 1699, was a 

housewright, and lived in Holliston, where he died Dec 24, 1735. 
On Dec. 7, 1730, Ebenezer Hill of Holliston (No. 7) conveyed three 
acres in Holliston to his son-in-law Moses Hill, and his dau'ghter 
Hannah, wife of Moses. (Middlesex Co. Deeds.) Moses* Hill 
died intestate, and his real estate was divided among his heirs, his 
widow getting one-third, and the two sons, Ebenezer and Moses, 
getting two-thirds between them, they to pay to their sister Mary 
(who was blind) £447 48. 7d. (Middlesex Co. Probate.) He oiar- 
ried, June 29, 1729, his cousin Hannah,* born Oct. 13, 1712, daugh- 
ter of Ebenezer* (No. 7) and Mary (White) Hill of Holliston. She 
married second, Joseph Merrifield of Holliston, and died about 1797. 
Children : 

i. MosES,^ b. May 19, 1730 ; lived In Holliston until about 1792, and 
then In Medfleld, where he d. Oct. 11, 1796. In deeds he is called 
yeoman, and later in life, gentleman. He was a lieut. in the 
Revolution, on the Lexington Alarm, Apr. 19, 1775 (Bfass. Ar- 
chives) ; selectman of Holliston In 1766, '68, 75, '91, and Repra- 
sentative to the General Ck>urt the latter year; and Deacon of the 

1904.] Descendants of John Hill. 243 

church for severftl years. He m. (1) Nov. 27, 1751, Christian, b. 
Aug. 8, 1733, daa. of Obadiah and Christian (Sanford) Adams of 
Medway, by whom he had five children. He m. (2) May 12, 1785, 
Mary, widow of Nathan Coolidge, who d. Feb. 21, 1804. No 

ii. Mary, b. Feb. 14, 1732-8 ; was blind, and on Aa^. 25, 1750, chose 
her nncle Joseph^ Hill (her mother's brother) for guardian. 
(Middlesex Co. Probate.) She probably d. unmarried. 

iii. Ebinezbr, b. about 1785 ; resided in HoUiston, where he was select- 
man in 1780, and d. in 1805. In deeds he is called yeoman, and later, 
gentleman. He served in two campaigns against Crown Point : 
as **centinel'*in Capt. John Jones' Co., from Apr. 5 to Oct. 6, 
1755, and as corporal in Capt. Slocomb's Co., from Apr. 14 to 
Oct 14, 1758. His military service continued in the Revolution, 
as sergt. in 1775, and lieut. in 1776. (Mass. Archives.) His will, 
dated Oct 12, 1795, names wife Margaret, adopted dan. Margaret 
Oipson, and adopted son Lewis Fisher. He m. June 21, 1759, 
Margaret, b. Apr. 28, 1785, dau. of John and Margaret (Leland) 
Carpenter of Medway, who d. June 7, 1804. Probably no children. 

30. John* Hill (John* Samuel,* John% bom Oct 3, 1699, had six 

children recorded in Westerly. (See Vital Beoords of R. I.) 
Children : 

L EBsmezKB* (twin) , b. Mar. 25, 1728-4. 

11. Mercy (twin), b. Mar. 25, 1728-4. 

iU. Tacy, b. Dec. 17, 1727. 

iy. Jonathan, b. Apr. 25, 1780. 

V. John, b. Nov. 21, 1784. 

Yl. David, b. Nov. 18, 1786. 

No further investigation of this family has been made. 

31. Samuel^ Hill (Jotiah,* Samuel,* Johr}), bom Dec. 11, 1712, mar- 

ried in Westerly, Dec 3, 1738, Sarah Hadfall. No farther record. 

32. Ebenezer^ Hill {Jonah* Samuel* John^), born Apr. 8, 1719, mar- 

ried, Sept. 10, 1744, Thankful Culver. 

Children, recorded in Westerly and Hopkinton, R. I. : 

i. Josiah,* b. May 25, 1745; d. Nov. 18, 1745. 

Ii. Mart, b. Feb. 27, 1747. 

iii. Timothy, b. June 28, 1749. 

iv. Ebbnszbr, b. Jan. 25, 1752. 

V. JosiAH, b. Sept. 18, 1754 ; m. Eleanor — , and moved to Tyrlng- 
ham, Mass., where he d. Dec. 20, 1835; and she d. Mar. 20, 1844, 
aged 86. (Tyringham Vital Records.) He served in the Revolu- 
tion, as drum-ma]or, in the Conn, and R. I. troops ; aged 79 in 
1888. (Mass. Pension Rolls.) 

vi. Asa, b. Jan. 11, 1758. 

vii. Thankful, b. Sept. 18, 1760. 

No further information has been secured of this family. 

33. Samttel^ Hill (Thomas,* Samuel,* John^), bom in Attleborough, 

May 23, 1716, married in Rehoboth, Mar. 24, 1752, Mary BuckBn. 
Children, recorded in Rehoboth : 

i. Elizabbth,* b. May 80, 1752. 
ii. Samubl, b. Aug. 18, 1758. 

34. Henbt* Hill {Thomae* Samuel,* John^), bom Feb. 22, 1717-18, 

settled in Gloucester, R. I., where he married, Nov. 30, 1746, 
Freelove Brown. 
Children : 

1. Amy,* b. Apr. 11, 1747. 
it Stephen, b. Mar. 26, 1749. 

244 Descendants of John Hill. [Julj, 

35. William* Hill (Thomas,* SamueP, John^),'hom Sept. 20, 1719, 

settled in Gloucester, R. I., where he married, Feb. 18, 1743-4, 
Rachel Inman. 
Children : 

i. Sarah,* b. Apr. 21, 1745. 
11. Rachkl, b. Mar. 9, 1747-8. 

ill. Israel, b. Feb. 19, 1761-2; m. Oct. 30, 1774, Mehitable, dau. of 
Benjamin Edmands of Dudley, Mass. 

36. David* Hill {Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ John^),hom Dec 12, 1712; 

was a shoemaker, and resided in Bridgewater. He signed the deed 
of 1734, previously mentioned, representing his grandfather Jona- 
than^ Hill (No. 4). He married, Dec. 11, 1733, Mary, bom in 
1713, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Howard) Buck of Bridge- 
water. He and his wife sold their homestead in Bridgewater, in 
March, 1777 (Plymouth Co. Deeds), and appear no more on the 
records there. 
Children : 

i. Anna,* b. Aug. 7, 1747 ; m. Sept. 30, 1774, Joseph Vinton, b. Sept. 
29. 1751, d. Feb. 9, 1826; resided in Bridgewater, and Chesterfield, 
N. H. Three children. 

ii. Eunice, b. Aug. 11, 1749; probably m. May 18, 1769, Abraham Jos- 
selyn of Pembroke. 

iii. Mary, b. Apr. 3, 1751 ; m. Nov. 16, 1776, Nehemiah Shaw of Bridge- 
water, b. in 1753. 

Iv. John, b. May 2, 1752; d. Nov. 19, 1760. 

V. Jkhusha, b. June 22, 1753; m. Apr. 18, 1776, William Snow of 
Bridgewater, b. Jan. 1, 1754. 

vi. Silence, b. in 1755. 

37. Abijah* Hii<l (Nathaniel,* Jonathan* John}), horn Dec. 23,1714; 

resided in Bridgewater imtil 1761, when he sold his homestead, and 
disappears from the records. (Plymouth Co. Deeds.) He was lo- 
cated for a while in Easton, about this period. No settlement of 
his estate is on record in Plymouth Co. He served as private in 
four campaigns against Canada, in the French and Indian Wars, in 
1758, 1759, 1760, and 1762. He married. May 12, 1749, Sarah, 
baptized Sept. 24, 1727, daughter of David and Eleanor (Smith) 
Lawson of Hingham. 
Children : 

i. Hannah,* b. Dec. 10, 1751 ; d. Feb. 16, 1752-3. 

ii. James, b. Jan. 8, 1753; served as private in the Revolution, in 1775, 

from Bridgewater. (Mass. Archives.) 
iii. Robert, b. Oct. 26, 175G; a corporal in Capt. Frederick Pope's 

Easton Co., in the Revolution. (Hist, of Easton.) 

38. Ebenezer* Hill (Nathaniel,* Jonathan,^ John^), born Aug. 20, 1719 ; 

settled in Abington, where he resided until about 1780, when he 
located in Weymouth, where he died about 1 807. He served as 
private in Capt. Simeon Cary's Co., from Apr. 13 to May 30, 1758. 
(Mass. Archives.) He married first, in 1749, Abigail, baptized 
May 30, 1725, daughter of Joseph and Mercy Stoddard of Hing- 
ham, who died in 1775 ; and married second, in 1777, Bathsheha 
Rogers of Weymouth. 
Children by first wife : 
i. JosRPH,^ b. about 1750 ; lived in Hingham until 1789, when he moved 
to Abington, where he d. about 1832. He served as private In 

1904.] Descendants of John Hill. 245 

Capt. Ohas. Cashing*s Co. in the Revolation, in the expedition 
against Montreal in the Spring of 1776. (Hist, of Hingham, p. 
284.) He m. Nov. 26, 1773, Susanna, b. Feb. 10, 1761-2, dau. of 
Obadiab and Mary (Cain) Stowell of Hingham. Seven children. 

ii. Jonathan, b. about 1753 ; lived in Braintree and Ablngton ; enlisted 
from Braintree in 1776, in the Revolution ; also from Braintree in 
1781, then aged 28 years. (Mass. Archives.) His m. int. is re- 
corded in Braintree, Apr. 30, 1777, to Anna, b. Aug. 8, 1748, dau. 
of John and Anna Wild of Braintree. 

ill. Solomon, b. about 1757 ; was living in Brldgewater as late as 1799, 
when he and his wife Sarah sold land there to Timothy Ames. 
(Plymouth Co. Deeds.) The History of Brldgewater states that 
he moved to Plainfield. He served several campaigns in the 
Revolution, in 1776, 1778, and 1780. (Mass. Archives.) He m. 
(1) Rachel Stowell of Ablngton; and m. (2) Sarah HoUis of 
Braintree; no further information obtained of him. 

iv. John, b. in 1760; served in the Revolution from Brldgewater, in 
1778 and 1779. (B^ass. Archives; also Mass. Pension Rolls.) He 
settled In Boston, where be d. of the smallpox, Dec. 4, 1839, aged 
79. His wife, Elizabeth, also died of smallpox, Nov. 23, 1839, 
aged 57. No children. 

39. JosiAH* Hill {Nathaniel,^ Jonathan,^ John% bom May 22, 1722, 
was a blacksmith, and lived in Brldgewater, where he died Aug. 31, 
1805. His wife Mary died June 5, 1819, aged 94. The will of 
Josiah* Hill, dated Jan. 21, 1794, proved Oct 7, 1805, names wife 
Molly ; sons Josiah and Noah, who had received their portions ; 
daughters MoUy, Sarah, and Prudence, each a cow ; daughter Hul- 
dah, unmarried ; son Bamum executor and principal legatee. 
Children : 

i. Mary,» b. Oct. 8, 1747; m. Nov. 2, 1783, Nathaniel Ames, b. 1741. d. 
1805. No children. 

il. HuLDAH, b. Mar. 20, 1750; unmarried in 1794. 

Ui. Josiah, b. Nov. 30, 1751 ; m. Sept. 16, 1779, Abigail, b. Feb. 10, 1756, 
dau. of Jonathan and Abigail (Harlow) Beal of Brldgewater. In 
1783, Josiah Hill, Jr., yeoman, of Brldgewater, and Nabby his 
wife, sold a house and land to Noah Hill, yeoman of Brldgewater. 
(Plymouth Co. Deeds.) The History of Brldgewater states that 
this Josiah Hill removed to Flainfleld, and left daughters but no 

iv. Noah, b. Oct. 6, 1753 ; resided in Brldgewater, when he enlisted in 
1776 and 1777, in the Revolution. (Mass. Archives.) In 1790, 
Noah Hill and Hannah his wife, of Brldgewater, sold the house 
and land he bought of Josiah Hill, Jr. In 1793, Noah Hill, yeoman, 
of Shutesbury, sold land In Brldgewater to Jotham Wilmarth. 
(Plymouth Co. Deeds.) He m. Nov. 20, 1780, Hannah, b. Nov. 10, 
1762, dau. of Jonathan and Abigail (Harlow) Beal of Brldgewater. 
Three children recorded In Brldgewater, before removal to Shutes- 

V. Abigail, b. June 22, 1755 ; not named in her father's will ; probably 
d. young. 

vi. Sarah, b. Aug. 18, 1758 ; m. Mar. 27, 1781, Samuel Codding of Taun- 

vii. William, b. Apr. 20, 1760; a soldier In the Revolution, In 1776, '77 
and 78 (Mass. Archives) ; not mentioned In his father's will ; pro- 
bably d. unmarried. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. June 11, 1762; not named in her father's will; proba- 
bly d. young. 

ix. Pkcdencb, b. Nov. 17, 1764. 

X. Barnum, b. Nov. 22, 1770; lived in Brldgewater, where he d. July 7, 
1859. On Aug. 8, 1859, Philip B. HIU, of Brldgewater, was ap- 
pointed administrator of the estate of Barnum Hill, he being the 

246 Descendctnts of John Hill. [Jnlyf 

only living son, and there being no widow. (Plymonth Co. Pro- 
bate.) He m. in 1806, Mary Ellis, who d. Aug. 26, 1851, aged 65. 
Seven children. 

40. Jacob* Hill (Ebenezer,* JSbenezer,* John^), bom Nov. 19, 1717, was 

a hosbandman, and lived in Bridgewater, where he died in l604. 
He married, in 1754, Abigail, bom in 1730, daughter of Ebeneser 
and Elizabeth (Farris) Bonney of Pembroke, who died in 1781. 
Children : 

1. Hkzbkiah,* b. Nov. 27, 1754 ; was a private in the Revolution, from 
Bridgewater, in 1776. (BCass. Archives.) He settled In North Yar- 
mouth, Me., where he a. Apr. 11, 1887. He m. Eunice Collins, b. 
in 1758, who d. Aug. 25, 1887. Ten children. 

ii. Jacob, b. Oct. 29, 1756; was a yeoman, and lived in Bridgewater, 
where he d. Mar. ii, 1827. He m. Sept. 25, 1780, Anne, b. In 1757, 
dau. of Thomas and Margery (Pratt) Tribou of Bridgewater. She 
d. Jane 28, 1828. Six children. 

iU. Susanna, b. Feb. 27, 1759; m. (1), In 1777, John Smith of Bridge- 
water, b. May 1, 1755, d. in 1778; one child. She m. (2) Zotm 
Dyer of Bridgewater, b. in 1728, d. Dec. 27, 1817; four children. 
She d. Aujz. 4, 1826. 

iv. Abigail, b. Oct. 1, 1761 ; probably m. Nov. 21, 1782, Col. Jesse Souls 
of No. Yarmouth^ Me. Nine children. 

V. Elibazeb, b. June 17, 1763 ; served as private in the Revolution, from 
Bridgewater, in 1779. (Mass. Archives.) He settled on Cozzen's 
IsUnd, No. Yarmouth, Me., where he d. Dec. 22, 1881. He m. 
Hannah Hannaford, by whom he had nine children. In 1791, Jacob 
Hill, Jr., of Bridgewater, and Eleazer Hill, yeoman, of No. Yar- 
mouth, Camberland Co. (Maine), released their rights in the house 
of their uncle Eleazer Hill, to his widow. (Plymouth Ck>. Deeds.) 

41. Israel* Hill {Menezer* Ebenezer,^ JohfO)y bom Aug. 17, 1719, was 

a blacksmith, and lived in Bridgewater until about the opening of 
Revolution, when he moved to Oakham, Worcester Co., Mass. In 
1769 and 1771, Israel Hill, blacksmith, and Beriah his wife, con- 
veyed real estate in Bridgewater. (Plymouth Co. Deeds.) He en- 
listed, from Oakham, in the Revolution, and was killed in the ser- 
vice, Aug. 25, 1777. (Mass. Archives.) Administration on his 
estate was granted that year. (Worcester Go. Probate.) He mar- 
ried, June 27, 1748, Beriah, bom in 1728, daughter of Thomas and 
Deborah (Harden) Latham of Bridgewater. 
Children : 

i. Thomas,* b. May 24, 1749. 

il. John, b. Feb. 20, 1760-1; d. Dec. 12, 1768. 

ill. IsBABL, b. May 16, 1762; d. Nov. 22, 1768. 

iv. John, b, Aug. 16, 1768 ; corporal in the Revolution, from Oakham, 
July 2, 1777, to Jan. 4, 1778. (Mass. Archives.) 

V. Tamar, b. Apr. 29, 1766. 

vl. Kbziah, b. Nov. 4, 1767. 

vli. Joseph, b. June 2, 1769; engaged, July 7, 1779, for nine months' 
service in the Revolntion, for the town of Oakham. (Mass. Ar- 

vlil. Annb. b. Mar. 4. 1761. 

ix. Israel, b. Jan. 8, 1762; engaged, Jan. 26, 1781, for three years' ser- 
vice in the Revolution, for the town of Barre. (Mass. Archives.) 

z. Deltverancr, b. Sept. 26, 1764. 

xi. Ebenezer, b. Dec. 9, 1766. 

xii. Deborah, b. May 26, 1768. 

zlii. Bbhiah Latham, b. Feb. 22, 1770. 

1904.] Sketch ofNewington, N. H. 247 


By Ber. Mtboh Samubl Dudlbt, AJ(., of Newington. 

It is evident from the sparse records available, of which an 
abstract is here given, that in its organization the Parish of 
Newington, for as such it was known and named in the beginning, 
carried with it a full town government. At the first Parish meet- 
ing, after the separation from Dover and Portsmouth, held August 
6, 1713, a clerk and board of selectmen were elected. These are 
the executive officers of a town, especially the selectmen, and make 
the community sufficient unto itself. Generally in New England, 
the term ** parish " covers only the functions of the church organiz- 
ation, and means the body that cares for the temporalities of the 
church, holds and cares for the property, and collects and disburses 
the money necessary for the maintenance of the church organization, 
though sometimes the maintenance of the public schools is entrusted 
to this body. In the case of the township of Middletown, Con- 
necticut, embracing in its early history a large territory not unlike 
Dover, a section on its northern boundary was set off, in 1703, in a 
separate parish known as the second or Upper Middletown parish. 
It was incorporated as a parish during the May session of the State 
legislature of that year. To this parish was entrusted the care of 
the religious services and the schools, and only so much. It was 
not incorporated and empowered to have its own town officers and 
a representative in the State legislature until 1851. 

It is evident that the leading motive in organizing the Parish of 
Newington was the establishment of a convenient religious service. 
This required a separate parish with its meeting-house, its minister, 
and necessary parish officers. But at this place and time the parish 
idea seemed to include almost, or quite as much, as the town idea, 
for it seemed to be taken for granted that Newington became a 
separate unit in the body politic, as much so as Dover and Ports- 
mouth, which, so to speak, were its parents. By degrees the term 
" parish " fades from its records and the term '* town " takes its place. 
The word *'town" first appears in the records in 1726, and there- 
after it gradually, but very slowly at first, crowds out the word 
"parish," which by the end of the eighteenth century had disap- 
peared from the records. 

Another noticeable feature, showing the identity of parish and 
town, is manifest in the fact that the meeting-house in process of 
construction by the people of Bloody Point — the name of the lo- 
cality before Newington parish was organized — being little more 
than a promise, with its sasbless window frames and its backless 
benches, was finished and maintained by the new parish and later 

248 Sketch ofNewington, N. H. [July, 

by the town, and is still in the ownership of the town of Newing- 
ton. The town keeps the building in repair and in good condition, 
and pays the expenses of heating and of the sexton. It is quite 
evident that the pews were never the property of individuals, but 
only the privilege of occupancy was rented. 

Two factors united to create the desire of the people about Bloody 
Point for a near-by place of worship. One was the distance of the 
Dover church, eight miles, making necessary a tedious ride over a 
dreary country, hot in the summer and bleak and almost unbearable 
in the winter. The second difficulty lay in the Piscataqua river, a 
tide water river of great velocity which it is not always easy or safe 
to cross. In the ca^e of MiddHetown, Connecticut, above referred 
to, similar conditions wer^ the chief motive in asking for a separate 
parish. Though the two villages of Middletown and Upper Mid- 
dletown, or "Middletown Upper Housen," were only two miles 
apart, yet owing to the river* and its adjacent meadows, the two 
places were distant from each other in flood times by a distance of 
five or six miles, and in winter the drive across the meadows was 
bleak and lonely. 

An abstract of extant documents follows. They are derived from 
Rev. Dr. Alonzo H. Quint's Historical Memoranda of Ancient 
Dover, the Newington Parish Records, and the Rev. Joseph Adams's 

These show, as before stated, that the Parish of Newington was 
set off from Dover and Portsmouth. It included that part of Dover 
lying south of the Piscataqua river and east of Great Bay, and a 
portion of Portsmouth adjoining the eastern and southern bounda- 
ries of this district. At a meeting of the inhabitants of this sec- 
tion, convened January 21, 1713, at the meeting-house, which had 
already been erected though it was not finished, " to confer about 
having a minister among them," it was decided* to take immediate 
action toward forming a separate parish. The records of the Pro- 
vincial Council, at about the above date, indicate that a petition of 
the Inhabitants was read to that body. This petition " of the In- 
habitants of Bloody Point within the limits of Dover with some 
from Portsmouth showeth : 1, That they live so remote from the 
established places of worship that they are under great inconvenience 
to attend. 2, That they have of late erected a meeting-house and 
obtained a tract of sixty acres of land for the accommodation of a 
minister among them with the firm resolve (by Divine Assistance) 
of giving him an honorable maintenance to the utmost of their abil- 
ity. 3, An appeal is therefore made for exemption from all other 
charges save only for the Province Tax of the Assembly. 
Signed by — 

George Huntress, Edward Row, John Dam, Wm. Hoyt, Joseph 
Richards, Samuel Rawlings, Joseph Rawlings, Saml. Thompson, 

* Little River, tributazy to the Connecticut. 

1904.] Sketch of Newingtoriy N. H. 249 

Bichard Downing, Wm. Furber, Jethro Bickford, Clement Me- 
Berve, Thomas Bickford, John Fabyan, ^amll. Huntress, Nathan 
Knight, John Hodsdon, John Pickerin 3ed, Henry Langster, Ben- 
jamin Richards, John Downing, John Knight, Thomas Trickey, 

Andrew Peters, John Knight j(2), John , John Bickford, 

John Rawlings, Hatevil Nutter, William Witham, James Rawlings, 
Clement Meserve (2), Moses Dam, Alexander Hodsdon, Henry 
Nutter, William Shackford, Thomas Leighton, Richard Pomeroy, 
Joshua Crocket, John Hudson, John Nutter, Abel Peavey, Ths. 
Row, Edward Pevey, John Quint, John Trickey, James Gray, 
John Carter, Henry Bennet, Benjamin Bickford, Richard Nason, 
Thomas Downes. 

15th July, 1713." 

The Council read the Petition, and approved the good intentions 
of the Petitioners. After a hearing called by the Selectmen of 
Dover, "July 16, 1713, it was ordered that the Petition be granted, 
and the Place made a Parish by themselves, they forthwith estab- 
lishing An Able and Orthodox and Learned Minister among them. 
And henceforth (be) acquitted from the support of the ministry in 
Dover and Portsmouth." 

Of the names of families and individuals appearing in this and 
the following documents, those given below are found on the voting 
lists at the present day ; and there are a few names represented in 
the female line which are given with the letter (F) in brackets fol- 
lowing them. The modem spelling is used in these names. 

Coleman, Dame (F), Downing, Furber, Hodgdon, Hoyt, Nut- 
ter, Pickering, Peavey (F), Rollins (F),Row, Witham. 

The following parish records indicate the action of the commu- 
nity with reference to the meeting-house and the support of the 

'' At a meeting held by the Inhabitants of Newington at meeting-* 
house in the 2l8t day of January, 1713 in order to confer about 
hiring a minister among them and in consideration hereof the sub- 
scribers whose names are underwritten have consented and unani- 
mously agreed upon to pay the several respective sums fixed to their 
names in money toward and upon acct. of paying a minister for 
three months if one may be obtained. The persons, their names 
and the respective sums they promis to pay are as follows : — 

£ 8. d. £ 8. d. 

Lt. Jno. Downing, 10 Benja Richards, 6 

Jno. Downing Junr., 15 Richard Downing, 10 

Ensign Jno. Fabyan, 15 Benja Bickford, 10 

Wm. Furber, 16 Richard Pomeroy, 5 

Jno. Nutter, 13 Jno. Dam, 18 

Hatevil Nutter, 14 William Witham, 5 

Clement Meserve, 10 Benja Bickford Junr., 10 

Alexander HodBdon, 10 Jethro Bickford, 10 

250 Sketch of Newington^ If. H. [July> 

Moses Dam, 15 Henry Natter, 10 10 

Thomas Bowe, 15 Nathanel Pevey, 3 

Eleazer Coalman, 10 Joshua Croddt, 8 0" 

At a meeting of the Pariah held Aug. 6, 1713, Capt. Jno. 
Knight was chosen Moderator for the year ensuing ; Jno. Dam, 
clerk for the same period; Ensign John Fabyan, Jno. Downing, 
Junr., were given the power of selectmen for the ensuing year. 
But ** the main thing was to consult together what offer to make Mr. 
Fisk in order to be settled in sd. Parish.** Voted, to offer 80 
pounds. Mr. Fisk declined; then the Rev. John Emerson was 
called to the parish, but he also declined. The committee having 
in charge the matter of securing a minister was authorized to make 
the following terms, £80 ; £60 for settlements ; and 12 or 14 acres 
of land for him and his heirs forever. In case he had a family, 
they may offer £6 more yearly. After Mr. Fisk and Mr. Emerson 
had declined, the committee ** proceeded then to hire another and 
obtained the Rev. Joseph Adams.* 

Nov. 29, 1714, the Parish meeting was called in order to settle 
Rev. Joseph Adams. On the l6th of December, it was unani- 
mously agreed together to make Mr. Adams the following offer : 
** 86£ per year, the 6£ not paid him till he was settled and had a 
famile and also give him 60£ to toward his settlement, the 60£ to 
be paid in two successive years, together with 12 or 14 acres of 
land to him and his heirs forever provided he continues to be the 
minister of sd. parish while he lives and is able to serve in that sta- 
tion but if he leaves the Parish while able to serve in forementioned 
station, the Land returns to the Parish and that he should have the 
contribution from the strangers and at the expiration of 8 years 
from this date there should be added to his salary to make it ninety 

At a Parish meeting convened Oct. 25, 1714, "it was voted that 
whosoever of the Inhabitants would have the privilege of a pue 
should pay twelve pounds for it if one of the Largest and for the 
Least pues they who would have them should pay ten pounds and 

♦Joseph* Adams (Joseph,* Joseph', Henry* of Braintree, Mass.), was born Jan. 1, 
1689. He was an elder brother of Dea. John Adams, (bom Feb. 8, 1691)« the father of 
President John Adams. He graduated from Harvard College in 1710, in a class of four- 
teen, nine of whom were ordained to the ministrv. He outlived all of his class. In Not., 
1710, he became a schoolmaster in Braintree. On Nov. 28, the town voted " that Mr. 
Adams, the present schoolmaster, be impowered to demand a load of wood of each boy 
that comes to school this winter." During the time of his school teaching the young 
graduate studied theology with a view to the ministry. It is a tradition that his first 
acquaintance with Newington was due to his position as a schoolmaster in the parish. 
He was ordained, as the accompanying records show, in 1715, and continued his minis- 
try in Newington for sixty-eight years. 

He marriodfirst, Elizabeth Janverin (Janvrin), Oct. 13, 1720, and by her had four 
children. She died Feb. 10, 1757, and Mr. Adums married second, Elizabeth Brackett, 
of Greenland, N. H., Jan. 3, 1760. He died May 20, 1783. Mr. Adams was widely 
known and very influential in the affairs of his town and throughout south eastern 
New Hampshire. He was one of the original proprietors of Barnstead, N.H.. where one 
of his sons, Or. Joseph Adams (Harvard, 1745), passed the closing vears of his life, and 
died Mar. 22, 1800; also another son, Ebenezer (b. Sept. 4, 1726), died in Barnstead, in 
Nov., 1764. Hon. Jeremy Belknap refers to Bev. Joseph Adams as ** his old friend, the 
bishop of Newington.*' 

1904.] Sketch ofNewington, N. H. 251 

this money to be lavd out for the building and finishing the meeting- 
house and the overplus if any to be for the support of the minister." 

The entries of parish action which follow after, showing that the 
functions of its meetings were those of an incorporated town, are 
recorded as the reports of annual and special meetings, from the 
date of the recognition of the Parish by the authorities of Dover in 
1713. Town officers, such as moderators, clerks, selectmen, asses- 
sors, collectors and constables were annually elected. Nov. 7, 
1715, Jno. Dam was elected representative for Newington to the 
General Assembly. In 1716, Capt. Downing was chosen, and Mr. 
Dam was a second time elected in 1717. 

The last entry in the parish records in which the name of Mr. 
Adams appears is the following : " May 20, 1783. The Rev. Mr. 
Joseph Adams, our Teacher, Died." 

The Journal, kept by Mr. Adams, and still in possession of the 
branch of his family living in Newington on Stoney Hill, the settle- 
ment land given by the parish to its first minister, records the agree- 
ment between Mr. Adams and the committee of the parish, the date 
of his ordination and the organization of the church, as well as the 
usual jrecords of births, marriages and deaths. This agreement, 
and the action taken toward organizing the church, follows : 

" The Record that I Took 3ed It was agreed that I should 
of The Agreement I made- have the Strangers (Dontributious 
June the 20th 1715 with The 4: That I Should have the Par- 
Comitte that were Chosen to agree sonage Cleared fit for the ministers 
with me about Settleing in the Use & Benefit that is part of it 
Ministry at Newington. Articles Cleared as Is Common in Such 
vi*: 1st That my sallery be Ninety Cases & all fenced with a good 
Pounds : but as they pleaded The And Sufficient Fence : and 
Poverty of the people : and the great also to Remaine for his Use 
charges they had been at in buUd- & Benefit Dure his Natural Life 
ing the Meeting House : & I consent- 5 : That they would give me 
ed to accept 86 Pounds for Seven 60 pounds to help me In Build- 
years : & Withal I Promised on their ing my house : Together with 
Request That In Case I Lived a Bat- A Tract of Land : Lying near 
cheloer & had not a family I would Stoney Hill : viz Behind one 
Abate also the 6 Pounds •& so accept William Withams Lands wch 
of 80 Pounds for 7 years aforesd Tract of Land which They 
2ed That I was to have my Sallery Promised to give me Deed of 
agreed Upon In Money and That is upon condition of my 
That at 2 Payments That is one Settleing <& being ordained also 
half on the Last of July as my Sal- In the Ministry at Newington 
ary began on The 1st of Feb. 1714 In Testomy of wch Agreement 
and the other half on ye Last of wee all have signed our 
Juiuary & so yearly. names : as followeth 

Joseph Adams John Knight 

Pastor by A Comitte Chosen 

Agreement. Willm Shakford by the Parish. 

John Bickford 
tol. ltiii. 16 

252 Sketch of JVewington, N. H. [July, 

John Nutter 
John Knight Jun' 
John Fabtan 
John Downing 
The Church Records of Newington 
Anno Domini: 1715. 
A.D. Oct. 
1715. 26 was a fast kept at Newington & 

a church Gathered, consisting of 9 men 
viz John Downing : Thomas Row : Be(n ?) Bickford : 
John Dame: Richard Downing 
formerly members of Dover Church 
& John Fabyan: John Downing Junr. 
Hatevil Nutter & Moses Dame 
taken into full Communion. 
16: The Reve**: Mr. Joseph Adams was 
ordained pastor of said Church : 

(Then follow records of baptisms.) 
Rev. Mr. Adams's pastorate was one of the longest in the history 
of New England churches, extending from November 16, 1715, to 
May 20, 1783, a little short of sixty-eight years. 

Judging from the records, the parish or town was slow in calling 
and settling another minister. But in the course of a few years, 
those citizens who were interested in maintaining public worship 
petitioned the selectmen asking for prompt action in securing another 

Afler one or two unsuccessful efforts, the Rev. Joseph Langdon, 
a native of Portsmouth, finally accepted an invitation to become 
Newington's second pastor. He was ordained January 9, 1788, 
and continued his pastorate until March, 1810. He then removed 
to his farm in that part of Portsmouth that borders on Rye, and 
preached occasionally in towns in tlie vicinity of Portsmouth, and 
j)erformed ministerial services in Newington when requested. He 
died in 1824, aged 66. 

Mr. Langdon's pastorate came at a transition period, when the 
people were becoming dissatisfied with the method of supporting 
the ministry and other church expenses by taxation. To meet this 
uneasiness, it was allowable for those who so desired to make a de- 
claration of a purpose to join some other religious communion. 
Many Newington taxpayers " polled off," as this action is termed in 
the town or parish records, by declaring their purpose to connect 
themselves with the Baptist, Episcopal or Methodist church in 
Portsmouth, or elsewhere. This condition created great disturb- 
ance during a large part of Mr. Langdon's term of services, and 
finally led to his dismission. This marked the end of the church 
and state idea as shown in the joint management of public worship 
with the other town affairs. Henceforth maintenance of the church 
became voluntary. 


Sketch of Newingtofij N. H. 


The meeting-house, a floor plan of which accompanies this sketch, 
erected before the formation of the Newington parish, some time 
previous to January, 1713, is still standing upon its original site, 
and is still in use. It has been entirely reconstructed in its interior. 
Originally the pulpit was on the north side, and the public entrance 
directly opposite. ^ It had the high box pews, in accord with the 
fashion of the times. These pews, however, varied in size (as shown 
in the accompanjing plan), a feature of Miss Shackford's recol- 
lections that is confirmed by the parish records quoted in this sketch. 























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254 Descendants of George Holmes. [Julyt 

Tliis plan was drawn from data given to Mr. Valentine M. Cole- 
man by Miss Temperance Shackford, a descendant of William- 
Shackford, who died in 1876, aged ninety years. The inside meas- 
urement of the house is thirty-eight by thirty feet, and its walls are 
fourteen inches thick. The public entrance, as stated above, was 
opposite the pulpit, but there was a singular and unique feature in 
the construction, in the fact that there was an entrance on the east 
end, at the point of public entrance to-day. This doorway opened 
into Col. John Downing's pew, which occupied the whole of the end 
of the interior, except the two corner pews. The public entrance 
is now at the point where Col. Downing had his private entrance. 
It is not known to the writer that a similar instance existed in die 
early history of the meeting-houses of New England or of this coun- 
try. There are known examples in the history of early church 
architecture in England. The parish church of Thombury, Glouces- 
tershire, had a private entrance to the pew of the lord of the manor, 
which connected, by a covered corridor, the parish church and the 
castle. This entrance is now closed, but there are evidences of the 
passage way. 

The present interior conforms to the conventional fashion of mod- 
em days, having the pulpit at the west end, body pews, two side 
aisles, and two rows of wall pews. The galleries that used to oc- 
cupy three sides have been removed. A vestibule occupies the east 
end, and over this there is a singers' gallery, now (1904) disused. 


By 6. ABTHT7E Gray, Esq.» of Atlantic, Mass. 
[Concluded from page 150.] 

23. Samuel* Holsies (Nathaniel,* Bbenezer* Nathaniel,^ George^), called 
yeoman in the administration of his estate, was bom in Dorchester, 
Sept. 4, 1726, and moved to Stoughton with his parents, where he 
died May 26, 1786. He married, Feb. 4, 1754, Sarah, daughter of 
John and Penelope (White) Trask of Bridgewater. She was bom 
Dec. 25, 1733, and died July 22, 1804 (gravestone in Stoughton). 

Administration of his estate was granted to Samuel, hb eldest 
son, July 17, 1786 (Suffolk Co. Probate, vol. 85, p. 465). Nine 
children are mentioned in the settlement of the estate. 

Children, all bom in Stoughton : 

I. SAMtJEL,* b. Nov. 28, 1765; d. Apr. 12, 1826. 

II. John, b. Aug. 4, 1757 ; d. July 16, 1837. 

ill. Sarah, b. In 1769 ; alive In 1819 ; m. — — Fairbanks. (See Abigail, 

iv. Ebenbzer, b. Feb. 27, 1761 ; d. Feb. 8, 1848, in Montpelier, Vt. 
V. Penelope, b. Apr. 12, 1763 ; unmarried. 

1904.] Deacendants of Oeo^ye Holmes. 255 

▼1. Joseph, b. Apr. 11, 1765; d. July 28. 1829. 

yll. Abigail, b. Apr. 28, 1767; d. May 31, 1819. She was adjudged a 
lunatic by the selectmen of Stongbton, and her brother Samuel, 
yeoman, was appointed her guardian, Nov. 1, 1814. Notwith- 
standing her alleged insanity, she made a will, and it was ad- 
mitted to probate July 6, 1819. To her three brothers, Samuel, 
John and Joseph, she willed one third of her personal estate. To 
her three sisters, Sarah Falrbanlss, Penelope Holmes and Rachel 
Guild, she gave two thirds of her personal estate, with all her 
wearing apparel and household furniture. 

ylii.RAOHEL, b. June 9, 1769, bapt. Oct. 25, 1799; d. Not. 26, 1884; m. 
Mar. 18, 1798, Eliphalet, son of Joseph and Margery (Carroll) 
Guild of Walpole, b. Jan. 10, 1770. Their five children died of 
** spotted fever" within a space of eight days. They were : Wil- 
lard, b. Feb. 9, 1799; Polly, b. Jan. 12, 1801; WUliam, b. July 
12, 1804; ElipJMlet, b. Feb. 7, 1807; Bacheh b. Nov. 9. 1810. 

ix. Rebbcca, b. Oct. 8, 1771; d. young. 

X. EusHA, bapt. Mar. 18, 1774. Not much is learned of him. It is 
' recorded in Norfolk Co. Court files, under date of Oct. 15, 1823, 
that ** EUsha Holmes of Boston recovered judgement against . 
Samuel Holmes of Stoughton for $103 and $7.88 fees." This was 
paid in full, Oct. 16, 1823. 

xi. Elijah, b. Feb. 10, 1777 ; moved into New York State. 

24. Nathaniel^ Holhes (NcUhamel,* Ebenezer* NcOhanieU^ George^) ^ 

called yeoman in one deed, was born in Dorchester, Oct. 1, 1728. 
He married in Stoughtonham (now Sharon), Apr. 3, 1751, Hannah, 
bom Dec 1, 1729, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Hawes) Smith 
of Dedham and that part of Dorchester afterwards Stoughton. He 
is sometimes called '* Jr." and sometimes '* Sd." 

In the '^ List of Scholars at Mr. Billings Sacred Music Singing 
School at Stoughton," in the year 1774, under " Singers of Treble," 
are the names Hannah Holmes and Eunice Holmes. 

Children, as far as discovered : 
i. Hannah.* b. June 22, 1762; d. May 13, 1843; m., Jan. 11, 1769, 
Jeremiah, b. Apr. 8, 1747, d. May 31, 1823, son of Robert and 
Miriam (Vose) Vose. He was a miouteman in the Revolution. 
Their children were : 1. Jerusha, b. May 28, 1770; ra. Aug. 25, 
1795, Seth Morton. 2. Nathaniel, b. Apr. 20, 1772. 3. Hannah, 
b. Nov. 1, 1778; m. Dec. 22, 1795, James Draper Swan. 4. Milly, 
b. July 18, 1776; m. Dec. 24, 1796, Henry Bisbee. 5. Eunice, b. 
Mar. 30, 1777. 6. Jeremiah (twin), b. July 5, 1778; m. Nov. 24, 
1806, Elizabeth Morse. 7. Jb«iaA (twin), b. July 6, 1778. ^. Polly, 
b. June 14, 1780. 9. Nathaniel, b. Dec. 10, 1782. 10. Reuben, 
b. Oct. 16, 1786. 11. Sally, b. May 28, 1787. 12. Lucy, b. Apr. 26, 
1789. 13. Joseph, b. May 20, 1793. 14. Stephen, b. Nov. 19, 1794; 
d. Sept. 18, 1860. 
U. Eunice, b. Sept. 3, 1766; m. Feb. 16, 1776, Jesse, son of John and 
Mercy (Smith) Mauley of Easton. The town record says he was 
of Royalston, Mass. It is assumed that Jesse lived there with 
his brother James before he moved to Vermont. We note the 
following from the Vermont Historical Magazine, vol. v., p. 106 : 
Jesse Manley and Eunice, his wife, were married in 1776, and 
lived in Dummerston, Vt, and had issue Jesse, Jr., 1778 ; m. Betsey 
French. Amasa, 1780; m. Lydia French. Eunice, 1782; m. Reu- 
ben Newton. Nathaniel. Hannah. Betsey. William. Sally. 
Polly. John and Luke, 1800. James Manley, brother of Jesse, 
removed from Killingly, Conn., to Royalston, Mass., and then to 

25. Dea. Philip* Holmes {Nathaniel,^ Ebenezer* Nathaniel,^ Georg^) 

was bom in Dorchester, Apr. 22, 1731, and died in Stoughton, 

256 Descendants of George Holmes. [July* 

Mar. 2, 1795. He married first, Sep. 5, 1753, Mary, daughter of 
Samuel and Bethia (Thayer) Waters, who was bom in Easton, May 
27, 1731, and died Oct. 30, 1774; and married second, May 2, 
1775, his cousin Mary, daughter of Samuel, Jr., and Abigail (With- 
ington) Paul, who was bom in Dorchester, Aug. 16, 1725, and 
died in Stoughton, Sep. 14, 1818. There were no children by the 
second wife. He was a fifer in Capt. Peter Talbot's company, and 
marched on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775, service twelve days. There 
is no record of further service. He was elected deacon of the First 
Church, probably to take the place of his father, who died in 1790. 
Children by first wife, all bom in Stoughton : 

i. Philip,* b. June 8. 1764. 

il. Mather, b. Oct. 81. 1766; d. July 29, 1884. 

ill. Mart, b. Mar. 8, 1769 ; d. Mar. 11 , 1816 ; m.. May 14, 1778, Archippus, 
son of John and Mary (Cole) Drake of Stoughton, ti;^o was b. 
Apr. 8, 1768, and d. June 20, 1826. He marched from Stonghton- 
ham to Braintree in 1776, in the Revolution. Children : 1. Abner, 
b. Dec. 14, 1779; d. Mar. 28, 1863. 2. Sardas, b. Aug. 7, 1781 ; 
d. July 11, 1828. 3. Elijah^ b. May 80, 1783; d. June 21, 1841. 
4. Calffin, b. Oct. 1, 1788 ; d. Aug. 14, 1872. 6. Luther, b. Feb. 7, 
1793; d. Mar. 28, 1862. 

iv. Sibyl, b. Oct. 20, 1761 ; d. Dec. 9, 1826; m. May 80, 1786, Seth, son 
of Samuel and Judith Strobridge, who was b. Oct. 18, 1749, and 
d. Apr. 8, 1880. Int. of ni. was pub. Mar. 11, 1775, between Seth 
Strobridge and Jemima Upham, but no record of m. found. No 
record of children obtainable. 

y. Anna, b. Dec. 8, 1763 ; m. Mar. 8, 1792, Nathaniel, son of William 
Smith, and grandson of Joseph Smith (see Nathaniel, 24). Chil- 
dren : CharloUe, b. Dec. 22, 1794 ; d. in Chelmsford, Oct. 23, 1884. 
There were others, whose names could not be obtained. 

Ti. Bethia, b. Oct. 11. 1766; d. Apr. 26, 1856; m. (1) Oct. 11, 1795, 
Joseph, son of Joseph, Jr., and Rachel (Philips) Morse of Easton ; 
and m. (2) July 25, 1820, her cousin Samuel Holmes. It is said 
she never had any children. 

Tii. Luther, b. Mar. 12, 1770; d. in 1806, killed while at work upon the 
new house of his brother Mather; m. Nov. 26, 1801, Anna Monk. 
One child: Luther,'^ m. Dec. 20, 1837, Sally B. Smith, who had a 
son, Luther Otis,® b. Nov. 24, 1838. 

26. Lieut. John* Holmes {Nathaniel,* Ebenezer* Nathaniel,^ George^), 
sometimes called " 3d " and sometimes ** 2d," was born in Stough- 
ton, Aug. 20, 1739, and died there Feb. 22, 1816. He was lieut. 
of the ** train band," but went as private in Capt. Talbot's com- 
pany on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775. For his further service, see 
Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution. 

He married first, in Medway, Oct. 16, 1764, Mary, bom May 13, 
1736, died in Stoughton, Dec. 2, 1766, daughter of Rev. Nathan 
and Margaret Bucknam of Medway, and sister to Dr. Nathan Buck- 
nam who married Sarah Holmes, his sister ; and married second, 
int. Mar. 25, 1769, Hannah (Belcher) Badlam, widow of Dea. 
Stephen Badlam of Weymouth, and daughter of Jeremiah and Mary 
Belcher of Stoughton, who was bom Nov, 25, 1736, and died Aug. 
24 (gravestone says 20), 1816. She was Dea. Badlam's second 
wife, and was living in Stoughtonham at the time of her marriage 
with John Holmes. Stoughton Church Records say, under date 
of '^May 3, 1795, John Holmes was chosen Deacon," probably to 
fill the place of Dea. Philip Holmes, his brother, who died in Mar., 

1904.] Descendants of George Holmes. 257 

previous. The latter part of his life he acquired peculiarly shaped 
shoulders, which gave him the names " Stooping John " and *' Stoop- 
ing Deacon." In his will, dated Feb. 20, 1816, he gives every- 
thing to Edward Belcher, if he will provide for the widow the rest 
of her life. The providing was not of long duration, for the widow 
survived her husband but a few months. There are no children 
mentioned in the will. 
ChUd by first wife : 
i. Nathan Bucknam,* b. Sept. 18, 1766 ; d. Nov. 4, 1765. 

27. John* Holmes (Lieut. John,^ Samuel^* John^ George^) was born in 

Stoughton, Apr. 28, 1729, and died Feb. 12, 1802. He married 
first, intention recorded Aug. 11, 1750, Mehitable, daughter of 
Ebenezer and Judith Hewins of Sharon ; and married second, May 
22, 1777, his cousin Desire, daughter of William and Mary* (Thorpe) 
Everett of Dedham, who was bom Aug. 12, 1742, and died July 
3, 1822. After his first marriage, he settled in that part of Stough- 
ton that was set off as S tough touham ("now Sharon). 

Children by first wife, the first three born in Dedham, the others 
in Sharon or Stoughton, and perhaps not given in right order : 

i. JoHN,« b. May 20, 1763 ; d. Feb. 12, 1802. 

il. William, b. Sept. 8, 1754; d. Aug. 8, 1801. 

ili. Mkhitable. b. May 6, 1757; d. July 17, 1773. 

iv. Hannah, b. in 1760; d. in 1840; m. Benjamin Bullard. 

V. Keziah, m. John H. Eaton of Walpole, N. H. 

vi. Betsey, d. , acre 22; unmarried. 

vii. Enoch, b. Apr. 18, 1769. 

viil. Aaron, d. in 1799 ; unmarried. 

Ix. Issachar, b. June, 1773; d. Dec. 2, 1773. 

X. David. 

Children by second wife, all born in Dedham : 

xi. Lucy, b. Jan. 24, 1778; d. Mar. 14, 1848; unmarried. 

xii. Lois, b. Sept. 21, 1780; d. Apr. 1, 1865, in Dedham; m. (1) Nov. 14, 
1806, Joel, son of Henry and Mary (Dean) Wight of Dedham. who 
was b. Mar. 16, 1784, and d. May 2, 1811; and m. (2) May 24, 
1817, Ambrose, son of Nathan and Miriam Farrlngton of Dedham, 
who was b. Feb. 6, 1770. She united with the First Church in 
Dedham, Nov. 2, 1806, but is there called •* Olive, wife of Joel 
Wight." Children : 1. Joel, b. Aug. 9, 1806. 2. Ann. 3. Desire, 
b. Aug. 8, 1809. 

xiii. Desire, b. Mar. 2, 1784; d. in 1809; m. Apr. 29, 1808, Ezra, son of 
Elias and Sarah (Keyes) Stearns of Hartland, Vt., who was b. 
Apr. 8, 1784, and was a house carpenter of Boston and Charles- 
town. He m. (2) Oct. 21, 1810, Susanna Belcher of Chelsea, and 
d. Jan. 10, 1850, in Boston. He had one child by his first wife, 
Charles Holmes, b. Aug. 21, 1809, and nine children by his second 

28. Samuel* Holmes (Lieut, John,* Samuel,^ John,'* George^), husband- 

man, was baptized in Dedham, June 10, 1733, and died Feb. 5, 
1803, in Sharon* He married in Stoughton, Dec. 2, 1761, Susanna 
Comings, and settled in that part of Stoughton that is now in the 
bounds of Sharon. In 1771 he sold to the town of Stoughton land 
for a schoolhouse, but there is no signature of his wife to this deed. 
He answered the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775, and had other service in 
the Revolution. 

* Bister to Keziah Thorpe, his father's wife. 

258 Descendants of George Holmes. [July, 

Children : 

i. Samubl,' b. May 20, 1768; d. Dec. 28, 1825. 
ii. Elijah, b. Sept. 29, 1764; d. Feb. 10, 1839. 
Perhaps others. 

29. Zebulon* Holmes {Lieut. John,* Samuel,* John,^ Georg^) was bom 
in Stoughton, Apr. 28, 1736, and married, Nov. 17, 1757, Abigail, 
daughter of Benjamin and Mary Savell of Stoughton, who was bom 
June 25, 1738. When a boy, he lived with his grandfather Thorpe. 
The latter said in his will, dated July 7, 1747: "I give unto my 
Grandson Zebulon Holmes who now lives with me, the sum of 
Fifty Pounds old Tenor in case he shall live with me & Serve me 
until he be Seventeen Years of age and if he shall see cause to live 
with me until he arrive at the age of Twenty & one years I give 
him One hundred Pounds old Tenor." Probably he stayed, as he 
did not marry until six months after becoming of age. 

He was in the French and Indian War, and also marched on the 
alarm of Apr. 19, 1775. His service in the Revolution will be 
found in " Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution." 
In Mar., 1776, a petition was sent to the General Court, dated 
Stoughtonham, Mar. 1, 1776, signed by Zebulon Holmes and oth- 
ers, stating that while in service at Squantum they were taken sick, 
and no facilities for medical attendance being available there, they 
had gone to their respective homes and employed doctors and nurses 
at their own expense, and after recovery had returned to their duty, 
and requesting that expenses for medical attendance be allowed 
them. The petitioners were given leave to withdraw. 

Children, all bom in Stoughtonham : 

i. Zebulon/ b. June 26, 1768; d. Dec. 81, 1826. 

ii. Abigail, b. Jan. 11, 1760; d. May 6, 1764. 

iii. Olive, b. July 3, 1762. 

iv. Jesse, b. May 12, 1768. 

v. Benjamin, b. Sept. 6, 1770; d. June 1, 1842. 

vi. Mary, b. Dec. 25, 1772; d. In 1802; m. Feb. 1, 1798, Luther, son of 
Col. Ezra aud Susanna (Guild) Morse of Dedham. The following 
day Amoa Morse, his brother, was ro., and the two went to 
Granby, Mass., where Amos had previously bought a farm. Lu- 
ther m. (2) in 1803, Elizabeth Holmes, who d. in 1863, sister of his 
first wife. He removed to lioxbury in 1806, and engaged in the 
soap business, where he stayed until he retired to Sharon, where 
he d. Dec. 1, 1848. These two brothers kept up a partnership in 
business through life, and they owned the City Hotel, Roxbury, 
from 1826 to 1842. (See History of Norfolk Co., p. 476, for fur- 
ther information.) 

Children of Luther Morse by first wife : 1. Mary Holmes, b. in 
1799; d. in 1847; m. Amos Cheney of Cambridgeport ; four chil- 
dren. 2. David Lewis (twin), d. at birth, as did also the mother. 
3. Luther, Jr, (twin), survived and m. Julia Stacey of Belcher- 
town; d. in 1850; no children. 

Children by second wife: 4. Ezra Dwight, b. in 1807; d. in 
Roxbury, in 1817. 6. Harvey ^ d. in Sharon, in 1833, unmarried. 6. 
Leprelette, d. in 1882; m. (1) Eunice (Lowe) Nason; m. (2) Ma- 
tilda (Colburn) Clark; no children. 7. Elizabeth^ d. in Sharon; 

vli. Jacob, b. Feb. 28, 1774; d. Sept. 13, 1809. 

vlii. Sarah, b. June 6, 1776. 

ix. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 27, 1780; m. in 1803, Luther Morse, as his sec- 
ond wife. (See Mary, vi.) 

z. Edward, b. Aug. 27, 1780. 

zi. David, b. Jan. 30, 1784. 

1904.} Descendants of George Holmes. 259 

80. Joseph* Holmes {Lieut. John^ Samuel^ John,^ George^) was bom 

Id Stoughton, July 9, 1769, and died July 26, 1829. He married, 
Nov. 10, 1801, Anna, daughter of John and Esther (Rhodes) 
Holmes of Sharon, who was bom July 3, 1785. 
Children, all bom in Stoughton: 

1. Sally Monk," b. Apr. 22, 1808 ; m. Nov. 18, 1821, Jedediah Morse, 
ii. Luther, b. May 24, 1806; d. June 21, 1806. 
lil. Joseph, b. June 19, 1814; d. July 21, 1890. 

81. Ebenezer' Holmes (Ebenezer,^ Samuel,* John,^ George^), born in 

Dedham, May 12, 1733, settled in Stoughtonham, where he died 
June 24, 1800, He married, Jan. 20, 1761, Jemima Lyon of 
Dedham. The parents seemed to consider Luther" as their favorite 
son, for in 1790 they gave him property '* through kindness,'* he to 
take care of his parents the rest of their lives. (Norfolk Co. Deeds.) 
Children, all bom in Stoughtonham : 

i. Georos,' b. Oct. 9, 1761. 

ii. Lucy. b. Sept. 9, 1765. 

iii. Ebbnkzer, b. Feb. 25, 1766. 

iv. LuTHRR, b. Mar. 17, 1772; d. Feb. 15, 1821. 

V. Cynthla, bapt. Mar. 9, 1777 ; d. May 12, 1815 ; unmarried. 

32. Oliver* Holmes (Ebenezer,^ Samuel,* John^ George^), born in Ded- 

ham, June 22, 1740, died in Francestown, N. H., Sept 26, 1806. 
He married, in 1763, Bethia, daughter of Ezra and Bethia (Lewis) 
Morse of Dedham, who was bom Mar. 12, 1744, and died May 11, 
1808. He settled first in Dedham, where his first three children 
were bom, and then moved to Francestown, in 1770, where, with 
the exception of Bethiah, his other children were bom. 

He was a major, and was " out twice in the Revolutionary War." 
He held many offices of trust. 

Children : 

I. Sarah,« b. Dec. 27. 1763 ; d. July 31, 1777. 

U. Rebecca, b. Feb. 12, 1766; d. June 27. 1804; m. July 13, 1784, 
Thomas Bixby, who was prominent in town affairs of Frances- 
town. Children: 1. Paul, b. in 1785. 2. Rebecca, b. in 1788; 
d. in 1793. 3. Hannah, b. in 1790. 4. Levi. b. in 1792. 6. An 
infant, b. and d. in 1796. 6. Oliver, b. in 1796. 7. Bebecca, b. in 
1798. 8. Paul Holmes, b. in 1801. 9. Boxanna, b. in 1804. 

iii. Bkunda (called "Llndy" and ** Lynda** in Dedham Records), b. 
July 14, 1769; d. Feb., 1883. 

iv. Bethiah, b. at New Boston. N. H., Dec. 19, 1772; d. Aug. 1, 1777. 

V. Hannah, b. July 24, 1776 ; d. Dec. 20, 1775. 

vi. Oliver, b. Apr. 7, 1777; d. Mar. 7, 1833. 

vii. Paul, b. Aug. 26. 1780; d. Oct. 27, 1783. 

vili. Betsey, b. Mar. 18, 1788; m. May 10, 1807, Joseph, son of Andrew 
and Mary (Woodbury) Cressy of Francestown, N. H., who was 
b. in Salem, N. H.. in 1776. 

Ix. Sally, b. Nov. 24, 1786; d. in New Boston, Aug. 4, 1867; m. (1) 
Oct. 22, 1807, Moses £., son of Robert and Hannah (Eaton) Brad- 
ford; and m. (2) June 16, 1825, Harvey A., son of David and 
Lydia CClough) Lewis, who came from Dedham, and resided in 
Manchester, N. H. 

33. Enoch* Holmes {Ebenezer* Samuel,* John,^ George^) was bom in 

Dedham, Jan. 27, 1744, and died in Francestown, N. H., Nov. 17, 
1816. He married, May 26, 1768, Susanna Hart of Walpole, and 
went to Walpole to live, where his first two children were bora. 

260 Records of Second Church of Scituate. £ Jutyt 

About 1774, he removed to Francestown, N. H., and resided there 
on the " Shattuck Place." His wife died in Francestown, Nov. 3, 

Children : 

i. Cynthia,« b. Mar. 26. 1769; d. Sept., 1776. 

il. Oliver, b. Dec. 26, 1772 ; d. Sept. 18, 1867. 

ill. Molly, b. June 20, 1776 ; d. Feb. 27, 1861 ; m. Mar. 8, 1801, George 


iv. Nanxy, b. Apr. 16, 1777; m. Caleb Houston of Lyndeboro*, N. H. 

V. ICHABOD, b. Feb. 22, 1780; d. Apr. 6, 1854. 

vi. David, b. in 1784; d. Mar. 4, 1827. 

34. Jabez* Holmes (Eben^er,* Samuelj* John,^ George^) was baptized in 
Dedham, Oct. 28, 1750, and died in Francestown, N. H., May 11, 
1824. He married Sarah French, and settled in Francestown on 
the Thomas Ordway place, southwest of Clark Village. He was 
active in town affairs, and filled many public offices. 
Children : 
i. Richard,' b. July 14, 1778; m. Polly Lewis. 
11. Jabbz, b. Sept. IS, 1780; d. Oct. 27, 1866. 




Communicated by Wilford Jacob Litchfield, M.S., of Soathbridge, Mass. 
[Continued fVom page 176.] 

Anno Domini 1719. 

Adult. Allice Clerk, Wife of Thomas dark, being fick & fuppofed to 
be nigh unto death, defiring baptifm, after some difcourfe with her, & her 
manifeftation of repentance & faith in Chrift was baptized, in the prefence 
of Deacon Stephen Clap & fome others of the Chh. March 6*^ 1719 

Adtdt, Mary Lambert daughter of John Lambert, was Baptized march 
8"» 1718/19 

Mary Jones, daughter of Jfaac Jones and Hannah his wife ; bap* : March 
8*»» 1718/19 

Elifha Tollman Son of Benj°* Tolman <& Elizabeth his vnfe, was Bap- 
tized march 15*»» 1719 

Jfaac Turner, Son of Jsaack & Ruth Turner, baptized Aprill 5*^ 1719. 

John Briggs fon of James <& Hannah Brigs, baptized Aprill 5*^ 1719 

Sarah Stockbridge Daughter of Thomas Stockbridge & Sarah his Wife 
was Baptifed Aprell 26 1719 

Mercy Nash, daughter of Jofeph & Hannah his wife was baptized may 
3<» 1719 

Deborah Cufhing daughter of John & Elizabeth cufhing was baptised 
may 3^ 1719 

Deborah Tower daughter of Benj™ & Bethiah Tower : Baptifed may 3* 

1904.] Records of Second Church of Scituate. 261 

John Clerk, mary Clerk, Jofeph Clerk, Seth Clerk, Martha Clerk, Caleh 
Clerk, children of Thomas Clerk & AUice his wife, were baptifed May 3** 

Abiel Perry Son of Benj" & Ruth Perry was baptized in private, it 
being fick, March W^ 1719 

May 17"* 1719 I preach'd at Little Hingham, and after Sermon I Bap- 
tized Mof es Lincoln the Son of Mof es & Lincoln & Martha his wife. Mary 
Philips, Daughter of Thomas Philips & Rachel his wife. 

John Taylor Son of Jfaac & Ruth Taylor was Baptized May 31. 1719 

Tailer Brooks Son of Nathanaell & Mary Brooks, was baptifed May 31. 

Sarah King Daughter of George King & Deborah his wife, was baptifed 
June 7^ 1719 

Adtdt, James Bowker jun^ was baptifed June 28^ 1719 

Adult. Hannah Bowker the wife of James Bowker jun''. was Baptized 
June 28. 1719. 

Lazarus Bowker Son of James Bowker & Hannah his wife was Baptized 
June 28*^ 1719 

Thomas Slack Son of Thomas & Ruth Slack of Plympton, was Baptized 
July 12"» 1719 

Ann Tomfon daughter of Ann & Robert Tomfon Baptized August 2^ 

Abigail Tilden daughter of Sam" and Defire Tilden, of Marfhfield was 
Baptized Auguft 23. 1719 

Auguft 30.^ 1719 1 preach'd att Little Hingham, and after Sermon 1 
Baptized — 

Daniel Lincoln Son of Obadiah and Sufanna Lincoln. 

John Stevenfon fon of John & Rachel Stevenfon 

Elizabeth Nicols daughter of nathanael and Elizabeth nicols. 

Rachel Beal daughter of Andrew & Rachel Beal. 

[^blank"] Berftow daughter of Jofeph and Mary Beftow, being An Infant 
and Sick nigh unto death was Baptized in private Oct: 12 1719 

Caleb Silvefter Son of Amofs & Elizabeth Silvefter, was baptifed march 
20"> 1719/20 

Caleb Beftow Son of Benjamin Beftow & Mercy ; baptifed march 20"* 

Job Beftow fon of Sam" & Lydia Beftow was Baptifed April 3^ 1720 

Content Ramfdel daughter of Samuel & Martha Ramfdel was baptized 
ApriU 3^* 1720 

Adtdl Lydia Wheaten daughter of Obadiah & Sarah wheaten being Sick 
Sa Lame at Deacon Jacobs Houfe, & not Likely to recover, was Baptized 
ApriU 4^ 1720. 

Abel Curtice, Son of William Curtice & Margret His wife was Baptized 
Aprill 10^1720 

James Briggs Son of James & Hannah His wife, was baptized Aprill. 
24. 1720. 

If rael & Elifha Silvefter Children of Zebulun Silvefter and Mary his wife, 
were baptized Aprill 24. 1720. 

Sarah Cufhing daughter of John Cufhing jun^ & Elizabeth his wife, was 
Baptifed May 1"* 1720. 

Benjamin Silvefter Son of Benj™ Silvefter & Jerufha his wife was Bap- 
tized May 8^ 1720 

Ruth Silvefter daughter of Benj"* & Ruth Silvefter was baptized May 8^ 

262 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [Julyt 

Elifha Palmer Son of Samuell Palmer & Anna his wife was baptized 
May S^ 1720 

John Tomfon Son of Robert and Anne Tomfon was Baptized may 15^ 

Elizabeth King daughter of John King & Rebeccah his wife of Marfh- 
field, was baptized may 29. 1720 

Gennet Rogers daughter of William & Gennet Rogers was Baptized May 
29. 1720. 

June 3"^ 1720. Elifha Randal Son of Nehemiah Randal & Ruth his wife 
of Pembroke, was baptized, at his houfe, the child being very fick & not 
Likely to recover 

Simeon Curtice Son of Sam^ : & Anna Curtice, was Baptized June 5^ 

Elijah Stoddard Son of Benj'" & Mary Stoddard was Baptized. June 26. 

Ruth Randal daughter of Nehem : Randal & Ruth his wife, of Pembroke 
was Baptized July 10."» 1720 

Benjamin Brooks Son of Gilbert and Hannah Brooks was baptized July 
81. 1720. 

Hannah Bryant daughter Thomas Bryant & mary his wife was Baptized 

Abigail Newcombe Daughter of Andrew newcombe & mercy his wife, of 
Truro, was baptized Auguft 7"» 1720 

Ifaac Young Son of Jofeph Toung & Anna his wife of Truro was Bap- 
tized August 7**» 1720. 

Lemuel Turner Son of Jsaac Turner & Ruth his wife, was baptifed Aug : 
U^ 1720 

James Buck Son of Jsaac Buck & Mary his wife was Baptized Auguft 
14"^ 1720. 

Auguft 21*^ 1720 I preach'd at Little Hingham, and after Sermon J Bap- 
tized — 

John Farrow, son of John & Pircif farrow 

Daniel Tower son of Daniel and Sarah Tower. 

Amos Joy, son of Prince & Abigail joy 

Content James, daughter of Thomas & Patience James. 

Abigail Brigs Daughter of Jofeph & Deborah Briggs of Scittuate 

Silence Nicols, daughter of Jazeniah & Rebeccah Nichols. 

Experience Nicols daughter of Roger Nicols & Bethiah. 

Adult: Ruth Bates, daughter of Jofeph Bates, was Baptized Auguft 28^ 

Ezra Clark Son of Thomas & AUice Clarke was baptized Sep* 4"» 1720 

Luke Bifhop Son of Hudfon Bifhop, & his wife of Pembroke. Bap*** Sep*. 
4"» 1720 

Thomas Curtice Son of Benjamin Curtife jun' : & Hannah his wife was 
Baptized Sep* 4*^ 1720 

AduU: Thomas Merit was Baptized Sep* 11"> 1720 Agatha Merit, Abi- 
gail merit, Aimy meret, & mary merit children of Thomas merit & Abi- 
gail his wife were Baptized Sep* 11*** 1720 

Nehemiah Turner son of Abner & Aimy Turner, & Abner Turner 

fon of Abner & Aimy Turner, were baptized fep* : 11"* 1720 

John Warren Son of John warren and Aimy his wife Baptized Sep* H* 

1904.] Records of Second Church of Scituate. 263 

Hannah Bradford daughter of Elifha Bradford & Barfhua his wife, of 
Plymouth ; was baptized Sept. 18"» 1720. 

Defire Tilden Daughter of Sam" Tilden & Delire his wife, of marfhfield 
was Baptized Sept 18, 1720. 

AduU : Thomas Toby and his wife 

Adult : Mary Toby were baptized October 2** 1720. and alfo their Chil- 
dren ; viz ; Jane Tobey, Elifha Toby and mary Toby, were baptiled 

Oct' 2*1 1720 

AdtdL Jfaac Hatch, Ton of Jeremiah Hatch was baptized Oct : 2^ 1720 

Jofhuah Beftow Son of Jofeph Beftow & Elizabeth his wife, was Bap- 
tized Dec : ^^ 1720 

Mary Dammon Daughter of Zeeh : & mehitabel his wife was Baptized 
Jan : l** 1720/21. 

Noah Brooks fon of Nathn' : & mary his wife was Baptized Jan. 22** 

Lydia Houfe daughter of Jofeph Houfe & Lydiah his wife was baptifed 
Feb : 6"^ 1720/21 at the Houfe of Benj™ Curtice, the Child being very sick 

AduU Abner Turner aged upward of fourty years, being fick and not 
Likely to recover was baptized at his own houfe Feb: 14*^ 1720/21 

Hannah Silvefter daughter of Jofeph Silvefter of Marf hfield was baptized 
March lU"* 1720/21 

Ruth Tolman daugliter of Ben : jamin & Elizabeth Tolman was Baptized 
at Home, Jt being Sick: March 27«* 1721. 
, AduU. Jofeph Joflin fon of Henry Joflin, was baptized may 14"* 1721. 

Bethiah Tower Daughter of Benj°* & Bethiah Tower was baptized may. 
14. 1721 

Elizabeth Curtice daughter of John Curtice, & Experience his wife was 
baptized may 28^ 1721 

Abner Perry Son of Benj°» «& Ruth Perry was baptized May 28.'** 1721. 

AduU Urfellah Randal wife of Job Randal jun*^ was baptized & Received 
m to full Communion w"* y*^ Chh June 4'** 1721. 

Thomas Randall, Job Randal, Sarah Randal & Mary Randal Children of 
Job Randal jun^ & Urfellah his wife were baptized June 4*** 1721. 

Thom:ifl Farrow Son of Benjamin farrow & [blank] his wife was baptized 
June 4'*^ 1721. 

James Torry ) children of James & Sarah Torry of Marfhfield were bap- 
& [. lized July 2^ 1721 

Sarah Torry ) 

Thomas Church Son of Nathan" Chh and Jerufha his wife was baptized 
July 2^ 1721 

William Clyft Son of William Clift ju' & Judith his wife of marflifield 
was baptized July 30'^ 1721. 

Martha Toby daughter of Thomas Toby & Mary his Wife, was baptized 
Auguft Vd'^ 1721. 

Jofeph Dammon Son of Daniel & Barfhebah his wife was Baptized Sep- 
teml>er ;3^ 1721. 

Benjamin Hatch Son of John Hatch jun' & Grace his wife was baptized 
Sept 3^ 1721 

Jsaac Tailer Son of Jsaac Tailer & Ruth his wife was Baptized Sept : 3** 

Ruth Perry daughter of Amos & Ruth Perry was Baptized Sep'. 10, 1721. 

264 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [July, 

— Sept 1721. 1 preach'd at Little Hingham and after Sennon J Baptized 
Jeffe Steyenfon, Sou of John & Rachel Stevenfon 

Right Woodart, & Marj Woodart children of Benj" & mary woodart 
were baptized Sep* 24 1721 

Gerfhom Randal Son oi Nehemiah & Ruth his wife, of Pembrok. Bap- 
tized Oct P* 1721 

Relief Dammon, (oi John Daf&on & £liz- his wife of Marfhfield) was 
Baptized October 1.*^ 1721 

Edmund Silvefter Son of Amof & Eliz : Silvefter was Baptized oct : 8** 

Anna Lenthal Eells daughter of Nathanael & Hannah Eells was bom 
October 16^ 1721, and baptized October 22.* 1721. 

Thomas Ruggles Son of John & Joanna Ruggles was Baptized oct : 29. 

Seth Briggs Son of James & Hannah Briggs was Baptized oc* 29. 1721 

Mary Barker daughter of Jsaac Barker & Elizabeth his wife of Rhode 
Jsland, was Baptized Novemb^ 1"* 1721. at the Houfe of M' Jofeph Ber- 
ftowe. The Child being fick there and not Likely to recover. 

AdtUt Alice Clark wife of Thomas Clark was Baptized nov : 12''* 1721 

Gael Curtice daughter of W™ & Margret Curtice was Baptifed nov : 26. 

Anno. 1722 

Elizabeth Fofter daughter of Hatherly Fofter & Barfhua his wife, Bap* 
Feb : 25. 

Lemuel Bryant Son of Thomas and Mary Bryant, Baptized Feb : 25*** 

Jonah Stetfon Son of Jonah & Mercy Stetfon, Baptized, Feb: 25 1721/22. 

Alice Clark daughter of Thom* & Allice Clerk Baptized Feb : 25** 

Luke Curtice Son of Benjamin & Hannah curtice, Baptized March 11*** 

March 23^ 1722 Ebenezer Brooks Son of Gilbert Brooks was baptized at 
his houfe, being not Likely to Live 

Mary Silvefter daughter of Peter and Mary, was Baptized March 25 

Thomas Thomfon Son of Robert & Ann Thomfon was Baptized May 6, 

Stephen Hatch Son of Jsaac Hatch & Sarah his wife was Baptized Mav 
20, 1722. 

James Bowker Son of James & Hannah Bowker was Baptized may 20"* 

Richard Church Son of Richard Church and his wife Baptifed 

may 20, 1722 

Benjamin Ramfdel Son of Jofeph & Mary Ramfdel of Pembroke was 
Baptifed may 20^^ 1722 

Barfheba Damon daughter of Daniel & Jemima Dammon was baptized 
June S'* 1722 

Abigail Xeal daughter of Jofeph & Abigail neal Baptized June 17*^ 1722 

Thomtis Buck fon of Jsaac Buck and mary his wife Baptized June 17*** 
1722 ^ 

James Silvefter Son of Benj'" & Ruth Silvefter, Baptized June 17**» 1722 

Elifha Xafh Son of Jofeph «fe Hannah nafh was Baptized July 8"» 1722 

Anthony Symms, Son of Timothy & Eliz : Syfiis, was Baptized July 15"* 


1904.] liecords of Second Church of Scituate. 265 

Patience Jordan ; of John Jordan & Patience his wife, Bap^ July 15^ 

Content Cofhing daughter of James & mary Cuihing bap* July 22, 1722 

Amos Curtice Son of Sam" : & Anna curtice was baptized July 22. 1722 

Jofeph Stetfon fon of Anthony & Anna Stetfon was Baptized Auguft 5^ 

AdvU: Deborah Wheaten aged about 23 years was baptized Auguft 19"* 

Mercy Beftow Daughter of Benj" Bef tow & mercy his wife was baptized 
Augua 19, 1722 

Benjamin Torry Son of Keziah Torry, was Baptized Aug: 19, 1722 

Mercy Tilden Daughter of Sam" Tilden jun' & defire his wife of marfh- 
field, was Bap* fep* 9^ 1722 

John Cufhing Son of John Cufhing jun' & and his wife Elizabeth, was 
baptized Sep* 23. 1722 

Ezekiel Turner fon of Jsaac & Ruth Turner, Bap* fep* 23, 1722 

Bradberry daughter of Abner & Sarah Dwelly Bap* fep* 23. 1722 

Nathanael Warren Son of John warren & Naomi His wife was Baptized 
of Pembroke Sep* 30. 1722. 

' liaac & Jofiah Hatch children of Jsaac Hatch & Lydia his wife were 
Baptized Sep' 30*»» 1722. 

Jofeph & Alice Stetfon children of famuel & Elizabeth Stetfon were bap- 
tized Sep* 30*»» 1722. 

Adidl: John Lambert ju° was baptized Oct: 21. 1722 

John Lambert Son of John Lambert ju' & Ruth his wife was baptized 
Oct: 21. 1722 

Jofeph <& Abigail Hanmer children of Benj™ & Abigail Hanmer were 
baptized Oct: 21. 1722 

Nathanael Brooks Son of Nathan* & mary Brooks Bap* Oct: 21. 1722. 

Hannah Tolman daughter of Benj™ & Elizabeth Tolman, being Sick & 
not Likely to Live to be brought in to Publick, was baptized in Private 
Oct: 29. 1722 

AduU : Deborah Hatch Wife of Jeremiah Hatch ju" was baptized Nov : 
4"» 1722 

Deborah Hatch daughter of Jeremiah Hatch ju" & Deborah his wife was 
baptized Nov : 4*^ 1722 

Nov : 8*^ 1722 Job Brigs, fon of James Brigs & Hannah his wife was Bap- 
tized in private, being fick, and not Likely to Live. 

Lydia Church daughter of nathanael <& Jeruf ha church was baptized Nov : 
11*»» 1722. 

Deborah Houfe Daughter of Jofeph Houfe & Lydia his wife was bap- 
tized December 16.*»» 1722 

Jan : 8"* 1722/3 Ephrahn Palmer Son of Sam* & Anne Palmer being 
Tick was Baptized in Private 

Mercy Brooks daughter of Gilbert & Abigail Broks, was baptized Feb : 

Jofiah Otis fon of Jsaac, and Deborah Otis, was baptifed Feb: 24*** 
1722/3 in private the Child being fick & not Likely to recover. 

Caleb Turner, Rachel Turner Content Turner & Grace Turner Children 
of Caleb & Rachel Turner were baptized March 24*** 1722/3 

AduU, Ruth Stetfon wife of Elijah Stetfon was Baptized March 81'* 
1723, at the fame time three of her children were baptized ; viz : 

266 Records of Second Church of Scituate. [ Joly, 

Nathanael Stetfon, ) Children of Elijah & Rath Stetson were Baptized 

Elifabeth Stetfon & V march SI** 1723 

Simeon Stetfon ) 

Elijah Stetfon Son of Elijah & Rath ftetfon was Baptized Aprill 7. 1723. 

Adtdt Elizabeth Prouty Wife of Jfaac Proatj was Baptized Aprill 7*** 

Jfaac Proutj, Jacob Prouty, David Prouty, John Prouty, Caleb Prooty, 
Adam Prouty, & John Prouty Children of Jsaac & Elizabeth Prouty were 
Baptized April 21. 1723 

John Dwelle Son of John & Judith Dwelle was baptized Aprill 21. 1723 

Mercy Dammon daughter of John & P^lizabeth Damon of Marfhfield was 
baptized April. 28. 1723 

Abigail Bef tow daughter of Jofeph & mary Beftow was baptized May 19*^ 

Micael Beftow Son of Sam* & Lydia Beftow, was Bapt — may. 19. 1723 

Adult Naomi Chamberlain was baptized in Privat at the Houfe of Deacon 
Jacob. She being fick & not Likely to recover. May 8*^ 1723 

Adult Martha Allen was Baptized may 26, 1723 

James Tower Son of Benj™ & Bethiah Tower was Baptized May 26. 1723 

Hannah Woodart Daughter of Robert woodart jun' Bap : may 26. 172^ 

Hannah & Sarah Jones Children of Jsaac & Hannah Jones were bap- 
tized May 26. 1723 

Robert Tomfon Son of Robert Tomfon & Ann his wife, was baptized 
June 2^ 1723 

June 9'** 1723 This day J preached at weymouth fouth Society ; and after 
Sermon, J baptized two children viz: one for Benj™ Orcut, & another for 
John Kingman. 

If J miftake not the name of Benj™ Orcut's Child was Lydia, and the 
name of John Kingman's child was Mary. 

Jfaiah Stoddard Son of Benjamin & Mary Stoddard was baptized June 
23. 1723. 

Adult: Fear Turner wife of nathan Turner was baptized July 14. 1723 

Nathan Turner Son of nathan & Leah Turner was baptized Julv 14*** 

Hanuali Rugles daughter of John & Joanna Rugles was baptized July 14*^ 

Abigail Bryant daughter of Samuel & Abigail Bryant was baptized July 
21. 1723. 

Job Prouty Son of Jsaac & Eliz : Prouty Baptifed July 28. 1723 

Jane Randal, Mary Randall & farah Randal Children of John Sc Jane 
Randal were baptized July 28. 1723 

Jofeph Young fon of Jofeph & Anna young of Truroe was baptized An- 
guft 4^M723 

Urfella Randal daughter of Job & urfella Randal was baptized Auguft 
4"" 1723 

Ruth Tailor daughter of Jsaac & Ruth Tailor was baptized Auguft 11*^ 

Ruth Silvefter daughter of Richard Silvefter & Defire his wife, being fick 
& not Like to Live, was baptized In Private Auguft 22^ 1723. 

Samuel Hatch Son of Sam" Hatch jun'. & P^lizabeth his wife, was bap- 
tized Auguft 25. 1723 

Zechariah Dammon fon of Zechariah & Mehitabel Dammon, was bap- 
tized Auguft 25."» 1723 

1904.] Descendants of Richard Clarke. 267 

William Burdet ) Children of Henry <& Lydia Burdet were baptized 

Elizabeth Burdet & V Sep* 1*. 1723 

Thankf all Burdet— ) 

Seth Silvefter & Nehemiah Silvefter Children of Richard Silvefter & 
Defire his wife, were baptized Sep* 8"* 1723 

Adult Deborah Caflel wife of Timothy Caffel of New-port was baptized 
October 6"> 1723 

Prif dlla Perry daughter of Amos & Ruth Perry was baptized oct : 13*** 

James Buck Son of Jfaac <& mary Buck, baptized Nov : 3"^ 1723 
{ Ebenezar Tolman fon of Benjamin Tolmau & £lifabeth his [wife] was, 
I being dangeroufly fick was Baptized in private, november 21. : 1723. 

AduU Jofeph Wheaten was Baptized nov 24"^. 1723 

Abigail Clark daughter of Thomas & Allice Clark, was baptized Nov : 
24. 1723 

Ruth Perry daughter of Benj™ & Ruth Perry was Baptized nov: 24"* 

Leah Farrow daughter of Benj°* farrow <& Leah his wife was baptized 
nov: 24*»»1723. 

George Shaw, Son of John & Abigail Shaw of Plympton was baptized 
Dec:2i^. 1723 

[To be continued.] 




By Thomas Bellows Peck, A.B., of Walpole, N. H. 

1. Richard^ Clarke, the progenitor of the family to which this sketch 

is devoted, was married in Rowley, Mass., — 6 mo, 1643, to Alice . 

They were the second couple married in that town. Notliing has been as- 
certained as to his previous history, but it is evident that he was an emi- 
grant from England, lie was probably one of the company that came with 
Rev. Ezekiel Rogers from Rowley in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, in the autumn of 1638, and settled in Rowley, Slass., in April, 1 G39. 
Says Gov. John Winthrop : ** A plantation was begun between Ipswich and 
Newbury. The occasion was this ; Mr. Eaton and Mr. Davenport having 
determined to sit down at Quinipiack there came over one Mr. Ezekiel 
Rogers, second son of that truly faithful servant of God, Mr. Richard 
Rogers of Weathersfield in England, and with him some twenty families, 
godly men, and most of them of good estate." After relating the induce- 
ments offered to Mr. Rogers to settle in Quinipiack, he continues : '' Where- 
upon he consulted with the elders of the bay, and, by their advice, etc., 
holding his former engagement released, he and his people took that place 
hj Ipswich ; aud because some farms had been granted by Ipswich and 
Newbury, which would be prejudicial to their plantation, they bought out 
the owners, disbursing therein about £800." (History of New England, 

268 Descendants of Richard Clarke. [July, 

Vol. 1, p. 354.) The name of Richard Clarke does not appear among the 
owners of one and one-half acre lots, to whom assignment of rights in the 
commons, called '* gates/' was made, but in a second sorvey made in 1661 
there was assigned to Richard Clarke, '^ as to an acre and a halfe lot that 
he purchased of Thomas Elathrope, one gate and halfe." (History of 
Essex County, Vol. 2, p. 1133.) << Thomas Elithorp had an acre and a 
half house lot on Bradford street (Rowley), 1643. This lot with rights 
soon became the property of Richard Clark and remains (1883) in the pos- 
session of his descendants." (Essex Institute Coll., Vol. 21, p. 78.) Noth- 
ing is known of Richard Clarke's occupation, but it is not unlikely that, 
beside carrying on a small farm, he was a weaver* like many of the first 
settlers of Rowley. He was a town officer; was overseer 1656 and 1660, 
and selectman in 1666. 

The death of neither Richard nor Alice Clarke is recorded in Rowley, bnt 
his death occurred before Mar. 31, 1674, when his will was proved; and 
as his wife Alice is not mentioned, it is probable that her death preceded his. 

The will of Richard Clarke, on file in Salem, Mass., a facsimile of the 
signature to which is reproduced, says : " Having disposed of my children 
in marriage and not having much to dispose yet that all Love may be con- 
tinued betwixt my son and daughter my will is that my son John Clarke 
shall have all my stocke in cattell horses sheepe and swine and two thirds 
of all my provission and implements of husbandry he paying all my debts 
and funerall expenses. Item My will further is that my daughter Esther 
Hobkinson shall have all my house- 

noofunson snau nave an my nouse- / » ^^ 

hold goods (excepting the Read Ruge /*-35 ^ /} i^t^...^ 

that is upon my bed which I give unto / ^(l^^# rx.^/^ J) 

my son John), and the other third part \J^^^ Xr^tUk/yj^ ^CJ 

my son John), and the other third part 
of my provission and implements of 
husbandry. My will further is that my 
son John shall be the Sole executor of 
this my last will : unto which I set my 
hand this 7th day of February 1673." 
Children, by Rowley town records : 

i. JuDAH,* b. 6—4 mo., 1644; buried 28 July. 1660. 

il. Hester, b. 10— 8 mo., 1645; m. 11 May, 1666, Jonathan Hopkinson. 

ill. Mary, b. 22—10 mo., 1648; burled 14 June, 1660. 
2. v. John, b. 26—1 mo., 1650; m. Mary Poore. 

vi. Martha, b. 10—1 mo., 1656; burled 16 June, 1660. 

2. JoHN^ Clarke (Richard}) was born in Rowley, 26 — Imo. 1650. He 
married, Jan. 10, 1672, Mary, daughter of John Poore of Newbury, 
who was born Dec. 12, 1654. John Poore, born in Wiltshire, Eng- 
land, about 1615, emigrated in 1635, and settled in the part of 
Newbury called " The Neck," on the south side of Parker River, 
on the street leading from Newbury to Rowley. Nine generations 
of his descendants have lived in the house partly built by him. 

John Clarke died Dec. 21, 1736, "aged 86 years and 9 months, 
of ye palsy. A good old man." (Church records.) His wife Mary 
died Sept. 10, 1726. 

♦ Gov. Winthrop, under date of the 12th of Fourth month, 1643, — the very yeAf in 
which Richard Clarke was married — says : ** Our supplies from England failing much, 
men began to look about them, and fell to a manufacture of cotton, whereof we had a 
store from Barbados, and of hemp and flax, wherein Rowley, to their g^at commenda- 
tion, exceeded all other towns." (History of New England, Vol. 2, p. 144.) 


1904.] Descendants of Richard ClarJce. 269 

Children, by Rowley records : 

1. Sarah,' b. Sept. 7, 1676; m. June 19, 1696, James Ordway of New- 
8. U. Richard, b. Nov. 10, 1677; m. (1) Abigail Wicom, and (2) Abigail 

iil. John, b. Nov. 4, 1679 ; d. Aug. 14, 1702. 

Iv. JuDAH, b. Feb. 7, 1681-2; m. (1), Apr. 6, 1704, Hannah Kilborn. who 
d. Jan. 28, 1713; m. (2), Feb. 1, 1714-16, Ruth, dau. of Sergt. 
Caleb and Haonah Boynton. Children : 1. Jonathan,* b. May 17, 
1705. 2. Hannahy b. Sept. 9, 1708. 8. Mercy, b. Nov. 6, 1709. 
4. Judah, b. Oct. 2, 1711. 6. An infant, d. Oct. 6, 1716. 6. Buth, 
bapt. Jan. 12. 1717-8. 7. Jeremiah, bapt. Feb. 4, 1721-2. 8. A 
child, d. Mar. 24, 1728-9. 

V. Mary, b. Feb. 8, 1688-4; m. June 6, 1707, Joseph Kilborn. 

vl. Hester, b. Mar. 28, 1686-6; d. Sept. 26, 1726; unmarried. 

vii. Martha, b. Mar. 28, 1687-8 ; buried Apr. 22, 1688. 

viii. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 28, 1688-9; d. Apr. 28, 1716 (gravestone in Row- 
ley Cemetery) ; m. Oct. 4, 1713, Lydia, dau. of John Dresser, and 
lived in Ipswich near the Rowley Hue. One child : Mary,* bapt. 
Oct. 17, 1714. 

ix. Jonathan, b. Sept. 17, 1691 ; m. Dec. 17, 1716, Jane Pingree. Chil- 
dren : 1. Mary,* b. Nov. 26, 1718 ; m. Oct. 29, 1741, Jeremiah Ells- 
worth. 2. Aaron, b. Feb. 26, 1722-3; d. Mar. 10, 1742-3; m. 
Nov. 2, 1741, Johanna Blake of Ipswich. 3. Moses, b. Dec. 2, 1727 ; 
d. Apr. 20, 1791 ; m. Jan. 10, 1760-1, Elizabeth Pickard. 

X. Joseph, b. and d. Oct. 12, 1698. 

xi. Benjamin, b. and d. Oct. 12, 1698. 

3. Richard* Clarke (John,^ Richard}) was bom in Rowley, Mass., 
Nov. 10, 1677. He married first, Dec 2, 1702, Abigail, daughter 
of John and Abigail (Kimball) Wicom, who died Oct. 17, 1722, 
variously spelled Wickham, Wikeham, Wickum, Wicum, Wicom. 
He married second, Aug. 9, 1727, Abigail, daughter of Joseph Kil- 
born. He died July 11, 1730, " by y« small pox." 

The will of Richard Clark, on file in Salem, Mass., a facsimile of the 
signature to which is here given, names wife Abigail, who is to have 
one-third of the real estate during life ; sons Simon and Ebenezer, 
who are to have two-thirds of the real estate, and maintain their 
brother Richard ; son John ; and daughter Abigail. It was dated 
July 2, 1730, and proba- 
ted Sept. 8, 1730. The _^ / 
inventory gives real es- 
tate £994.5.0, and per- 
sonal property £83.10.2. 

Later, the estate was 
increased by £150, and the debts were proved to the amount of 
£227. lis. 7d., which made the net amount £ 1000.4s. This was 
one of the largest estates in £^ex County at that time. 

Children of first wife, by Rowley records : 

I. Abigail,* b. Aug. 8, 1704; m. Apr. 4, 1733, Daniel Woodbury. 

li. John, b. July 23, 1706 ; no record of m. in Rowley. Apr. 9, 1738, he 
was appointed guardian of his brother Ebenezer. 

iil. An infant, d. Aug. 19, 1708. 

iv. Richard, b. Sept. 7, 1709 ; no record of m. In Rowley ; left, by his 
father's will, in care of his brothers Simon and Ebenezer, to be 
maintained out of the estate as long as he lived. 

▼. Thomas, b. Aug. 6, 1711 ; d. Aug. 16, 1711. 

270 Descendants of Richard Clarke. [Joly> 

tI. An infant, d. Sept. 5, 1713. 

Til. Simon, b. Nov. 4, 1714; m. int. with Ratli Taylor, of Scitaate, rec. 
in Rowley May 13, 1738. On Mar. 28, 1738, John CoUer, of Graf- 
ton, Mass., deeded a tract of 100 acres in Stafford, Conn., to Simon 
Clark of Rowley, Mass. On Dec. 25, 1739, Simon Clark deeded 
one half of this tract to his brother Ebenezer Clark. 
4. viii. Edenezesi, b. Oct. 19, 1717, bapt. Oct. 20, 1717; resided in Mansfield, 

Childreai of second wife : 

ix. A CHILD, d. Mar. 24, 1729, nnbaptized. 

X. A CHILD, d. Jane 24, 1730, "by y« small pox." 

4. Ebenezer* Clarke (Richard* John^ Richard^) was bom in Row- 
ley, Mass., Oct. 19, 1717, and baptized Oct. 20, 1717. In 1730 his 
father, Richard, died, leaving nearly all his estate to his youngest 
sons, Simon and Ebenezer, with the obligation to maintain their 
elder brother Richard during his natural life. Apr. 9, 1733, Eben- 
ezer Clarke, being fifteen years of age, made choice of his brother 
John Clarke of Rowley as his guardian. The appointment was 
made by the court, but on Oct. 8, 1734, Ebenezer made a second 
choice of a guardian, Lieut. Thomas Lambert of Rowley, " to Im- 
prove my Estate to the best advantage <& to provide a good Master 
that I might leme y^ Joyner Tread." The next trace found of 
Ebenezer Clarke is in the land records of Stafford, Conn. Dec. 25, 
1739, he bought from bis brother Simon one-half of a tract of 100 
acres of land in Stafford, which had been deeded Mar. 28, 1738, by 
John Coller of Grafton, Mass., to Simon Clark of Rowley, Mass. 
If he ever resided in Stafford, his stay there was brief, as in 1741 
he deeded his Stafford property to his father-in-law, Timothy Dim- 
mick of Mansfield, Conn. These real estate transactions, on record 
in Stafford, furnish conclusive evidence of the parentage of Ebenezer 
Clark, which had evaded search to the time of their discovery. In 
Rowley records the name is spelled in some cases with the final f, 
which is omitted in the records of Staflford and Mansfield, but re-ap- 
pears in later generations. 

Ebenezer CTark married, in Mansfield, Conn., Sept. 2, 1740, Ann, 
daughter of Timothy and Ann (Bradford) Dimmick, who was born 
in Mansfield, May 23, 1724. Timothy Dimmick* came to Mans- 
field from Falmouth, Mass., about 1721. 

Oct. 5, 1741, Timothy Dimmick deeded to Ebenezer Clark, of 
Mansfield, 21 acres of land in Mansfield, presumably in exchange 
for the land in Stafford which Clark deeded in the same year to his 
father-in-law, Dimmick. This tract of 21 acres, increased by land 
deeded later by Timothy Dimmick to his daughter Aiine Clark, 
formed the homestead on which the family resided during their resi- 
dence in Mansfield. The location is closely indicated by descriptions 
in deeds. July 9, 1753, Ebenezer Clark conveyed laud adjoining the 
preceding to Timothy Dimmick, who re-conveyed it to his daughter 

* His gravestone and that of bis wife may 1)e found in what is known as the ** Gorlej 
Burying Ground,'* in the west part of Mansfield. The inscriptions show that he died 
Dec. 27; 1783, in the 8()th year of his age, and his wife died Oct. 9, 1788, in the 92<i year 
of her age. The record of their marriage in Mansfield is as follows : '* Timothy Dim- 
mick, son of John Dimmick, and Ann Bradford, daughter of Mr. Joseph Bradford, 
married Aug. 15, 1723." 


1904.] Descendants of Richard Clarke. 271 

Anne Clark. These combined tracts, amounting to about 55 acres, 
remained in the possession of Ebeuezer and Ann Clark till Apr. 25, 
1777, when they conveyed the whole, described as situated '* in the 
North west part of Mansfield on Willington line," to Ephraim 
Bobbins. Little is found in the town records of Mansfield relative 
to £benezer Clark, excepting the preceding transfers of real estate 
and the births of hii thirteen children. That he was a farmer is 
indicated by the following : '' Ebenezer Clarks Eare Mark Is a Slit 
In the top of the Right Eare. Entered here January y® 24th 
1750/51." If he carried out the plan proposed in his petition for 
the appointment of a guardian in 1734, of learning '*y® Joyner 
Tread," it is probable that he carried on the trade of joiner in addi- 
tion to farming. No trace has been found of Ebenezer and Ann 
Clark later than their deed of land Apr. 25, 1777, to Ephraim 
fiobbins. Hieir deaths are not recorded in Mansfield, nor are their 
gravestones to be found there. Their children were bom in Mans- 
field. The following list is taken from Mrs. Susan Whitney 
Dimock'« excellent reprint of the Town Records of Mansfield. 

i. Temperance,* b. Apr. 21, 1741. 

li. SmoN, b. Mar. 11, 1744. 
5. ill. Timothy, b. Dec. 26, 1745 ; resided in Rockingham, Vt. 

iv. JoANNAH, b. Jan. 23, 1747-^. 

V. Wycom, b. Apr. 8, 1760. This name (which is nearly illegible in 
the record) is printed ** Wilcorae " in Mrs. Dimock's book, but the 
deed of Wycom Clark of Mansfield to his ** Honored Father Eben- 
ezer Clark of Mansfield," dated June 14, 1777, gives the correct 
name, that of his grandmother, Abigail Wicom. He quit claimed 
to his father his right in certain lands given to his mother Ann 
Clark by his grandfather Timothy Dimmick. 

vi. Abigail, b. Feb. 28, 1752. 

vii. Ebenezer, b. Mar. 10, 1754; supposed to be the Ebenezer Clark 
who was in the '* Lexington Alarm," serving 25 days ; was private in 
the company of Capt. Experience Storrs of Mansfield in Col. Israel 
Putnam's regiment, from May 8 to Dec. 16, 1775, and lost his gun 
in the battle of Bunker Hill. He bought land in Rockingham, 
Vt., in 1780; admitted to the church there, Jan. 22, 1786; was ap- 
pointed to assist in setting the Psalm and leading in singing, July 
10, 1784; and made public confession of the sin of intemperance, 
Nov. 21, 1790. 

vlil. Daniel, b. May 6, 1756. 

Ix. Anna, b. May 9, 1759. 

X. Eunice, b. May 11, 1761. 

xi. Jonathan, b. May 20, 1763. 

xii. Mary, b. May 7, 1765. 

xiii. Solomon, b. Oct. 7, 1767; in 1797, resided in Paris, Herkimer Co., 
N. Y. 

9. Timothy* Clark {Ebenezer j^ Richard^* John^ BichartP) was bom in 
Mamfield, Conn., Dec. 26, 1745, and baptized in the Second Church, 
Jan. 7, 1745-6. The next record found is in Mansfield town rec- 
ords : " Timothy Clark and Amy Woodworth, daughter to Jedediah 
Woodworth, of Lebanon, were Joyned in Marriage Novem^ y® 29"* 
A.D. 1764." Amy Woodworth was baptized in the First Church 
of Lebanon^ Nov. 9, 1 746. The names of her parents are not dven, 
but the date indicates her identity with the wife of Timothy Clark. 
Records of Lebanon do not show her father's parentage, and, as 

272 Descendants of Richard Clarke. [July* 

there were several Jedediah Woodwortlis* in Lebanon, it has been 
found impossible to trace the exact line of descent Timothy Clark 
was not quite nineteen years of age at the time of his marriage, in 
1764, and his wife was probably about a year younger. It is not 
known where they lived for a few years after marriage, but it is the 
tradition among their descendants that their two eldest children 
were born in Connecticut, and the third in Grafton, then called 
Thomlinson, Vt. For a number of years before and after the 
Revolution the younger branches of many Connecticut families set- 
tled in towns in New Hampshire and Vermont, in and near the 
valley of the Connecticut river. Timothy and Amy Clark were 
among the first to join in the tide of emigration that was setting 
northward. They settled for a short time in Grafton, Vt This 
was in the year 1768, when the town was almost wholly a wilder- 
ness. Here in April, 1769, their third child was bom, said to have 
been the first male child born in Grafton. They soon removed to 
the adjoining town of Rockingham, Vt, which at that time had a 
population of 225 persons. Aug. 6, 1771, Timothy Clark, then of 
Rockingham, sold his real estate in Grafton, consisting of 40 acres 
of land in lot No. 9 in the sixth range, to Abner Songer. In town 
meeting. Mar. 25, 1772, he was chosen one of the assessors of 
Rockingham. At the same time it was " Voted to Let out y* Min- 
ister's Lott to the highest bidder. Tim*» Clark bid it of." 

Directly after the battle of Lexington, tidings were brought to 
the towns in southern New Hampshire and Vermont. A band of 
patriots was gathered from towns on both sides of the Connecticut 
river, and on the morning of Apr. 21, 1775, started on their hurried 
journey to the scene of conflict. In this band there were several 
prominent residents of Rockingham, and among them were Timothy 
Clark, David and John Pulsipher, and William Stearns. Remain- 
ing in Cambridge, these and other recruits were organized into a 
company under the command of Capt. John Marcy, and formed 
part of Col. James Reed's regiment, which took an active part in 
the defence of the rail fence in the battle of Bunker Hill. Timothy 
Clark held the rank of drummer in Capt. Marcy's company, took 
part in the battle, and served from May 7 to Aug. 10, 1775. (N. H. 
State Papers, Vol. 14, p. 104.) The town records of Rockingham 
show that he was one " of those that marcht to Ticonderouge." 

June 23, 1777, he took ** the oath of fideliEy to be true to the United 
States of America." Mar. 3, 1778, he "took the oath agreeable 
to the Constitution." His name appears on the " Freemen's Roll " 
of Rockingham. 

In town meeting. Mar., 1777, he was chosen tithing man, in Mar., 
1779, constable and collector, and in Mar., 1781, petit juryman. In 
1799 he attended the Supreme and County Court. Although not a 
member of the first church, he was evidently an attendant with his 
family, as the inventory of his estate shows that he owned " 1 pew 
in the North Meeting house in Rockingham," valued at $20. His 

♦ The Wood worths of Lebanon were descended from Walter Woodworth of Scituate, 
Mass., through his son Joseph, who removed to Little Compton, H. I.« and later to 
Lebanon, Conn., with his two sons, Joseph and Jedediah. Jedediah Woodworth of 
Lebanon, who served in Gen. Putnam's regiment in the campaign about Boston in 
1775, waa probably nearly related to Amy Woodworth. 


1904.] Descendants of Richard Clarke. 273 

administrator, Timothy Clark, Jr., conveyed, Mar. 4, 1815, to An- 
drew Dunn " a certain Pew in the meeting or Town House described 
as follows, it being the North West Corner Body Pew in the lower 
floor, said pew not numbered, said property belonging to the Estate 
of Timothy Clark deceased in Rockingham." 

Feb. 5, 1777, Timothy Clark bought from Col. Benjamin Bel- 
ows, of Walpole, who was an original proprietor of many pieces of 
real estate in Rockingham, about 90 acres of land in Lot No. 10 in the 
8th Range. The original deed is still in the possession of Miss Julia 
A. Clarke of Saxton's River, who is believed to be the only surviving 
grandchild. May 1, 1778, he bought from Colburn Preston 6 acres, 
being part of Lot No. 11 in the 7th range. He made his home for 
the rest of his life upon this land, which was situated upon the road 
leading from Saxton's River Village, along the east side of the 
grounds of the Vermont Academy, to the old town of Rockingham, 
and about one-half mile from the latter place. The house which he 
built, and in which he lived, is still standing, west of the road and at 
a little distance from it. He kept possession of part of this farm as 
long as he lived, and the in- y ^ /^""^"vOy^ a 

ventory of his estate includes y% fi /If // iVCy, f^YT^ h 
forty acres in Lot No. 10 in ^ I ^ € ItfM^^Jfd^y^- ^ 
the 8 th range, and an acre ^\J 

and a half in Lot No. 1 1 in the 7th Range. ThQ accompanying 
facsimile is of a signature made in 1792. 

The circumstances attending the death of Timothy Clark are some- 
what obscure. In the winter of 1812-13 he went with his wife to 
Hancock, Vt., to visit his daughter Mrs. David Eaton. It is the tra- 
dition in the family that he left his wife there and continue^l his jour- 
ney to northern Vermont or New York, where his son Simeon was 
serving in the 11th U. S. Infantry. If the correct date of Simeon's 
death at Burlington was Jan. 3, 1813, he may have gone to care for 
him or to secure his effects. In any event, he was taken sick in 
Hancock on his return from the army, and died there in the latter 
part of Feb., 1813. He was buried in the North Hollow Burial 
Ground in Rochester, Vt., where his grave, though not marked by a 
stone, has recently been identified at the right of that of his son 
Jonathan Rogers Clark, and close beside it. A monument with a 
suitable inscription is soon to be erected by a descendant, to mark 
both graves. 

After his death, his widow Ama (or Amy) Clark was taken 
home by her eldest son, Timothy, and care<i for until hor death, 
which occurred about Jan. 4, 1818. Her granddaughter Miss Julia 
A. Clarke, who remembers her slightly, says that she was buried 
in the cemetery back of the Old Church, but the grave was un- 
marked and cannot now be identified. 

Timothy and Ama Clark had eleven children, whose births were 
recorded in Rockingham town records, Vol. 4, p. 52. 

Children : 

i. Margrett,' b. Mar. 9, 1766; ra. May 6, 1785, John Ripley of Rock- 
ingham ; resided in N. T. State. 

il. Timothy, b. Apr. 9, 1767; to. Dec. 28, 1794, Sarah, dan. of MaJ. 
Silas Burk of Westminster, Vt., who was b. July 8, 1778, and d. 
May 2, 1851; resided in Rockingham, where he d. Sept. 19, 1848. 
Ten children. 

274 Baptisms of First Church of Holden, [July, 

iii. Jonathan Roqkrs, b. Apr. 12, 1769; m. Sept. 14, 1795, Betsy Green 
of Rockingham, who d. Anf(. 23, 1853, aged 74; resided in Ro- 
chester, Vt., where he d. ia 1812, having been strnclE by a falling 
tree. Ten children, 
iv. Eunice, b. Sept. 13, 1772; m. Abel Fletcher; resided in Rochester, 
Vt., where she d. in 1846, and he d. in 1845, aged 81. Two chil- 

V. Daniel Randall, b. Apr. 9, 1775; m. Lucy Claflin; resided in Ro- 
chester, Vt., where he d. Nov. 19, 1848, and she d. May 22, 1860, 
aged 73. Eight children. 

Ti. Ama, b. Feb. 10, 1779; m. Feb. 18, 1800, David Eaton of Westmins- 
ter, Vt. ; resided in Rochester, and for a short time in HancoclE, 
Vt. She d. in Rochester, Jan. 28, 1847; and he d. Feb. 16, 1837, 
aged 59. Nine children. 

vii. Jedediah, b. Aug. 8, 1781 ; m. in 1804, Elizabeth Stearns of Graf- 
ton, Vt., who was b. Apr. 6, 1784, and d. in Roxbury, Vt., May 80, 
1834. He d. in Hermon, N. Y., Feb. 6, 1850. Ten children. 

vill. Anna, b. Aug. 17, 1784; m. Apr. 23, 1809, Solomon Pulsipher of 
Rockingham, who enlisted in the army in the War of 1812, and d. 

in service. She m. (2) Cushman, of Rochester, Vt., and 

had one child, who d. young. 

iz. Simeon, also called Simon, b. Apr. 1, 1787 ; enlisted as Simon Clark, 
as a private in the 11th U. S. Infantry, aged 25 years, June 10, 
1812; d. in Burlington, Vt., Jan. 8 or June 3, 1813 (Records of 
U. S. Pension Office) ; was a drummer; unmarried. 

X. Ebknezer, b. June 29, 1790; enlisted May 3, 1813, in the 81st regi- 
ment U. S. Infantry, in the War of 1812, as a flfer; d. in service 
the same year; unmarried. 

xi. Solomon Bradford, b. July 21, 1793; m. Mar. 24, 1819, Clarissa 
Houghton of Rockingham ; served in the army in the War of 1812 ; 
removed to northern N. Y. Nine children. 




Communicated by Franklin P. Rice, Esq., of Worcester, Mass. 

Abbot, Ebenezar, s. Samuel, , 1762. At Shrewsbury. 

Abbot, John, s. John and Mary, [Ju]ne 6, 1762. 

Allen, Asa, s. William and Hannah, April 17, 1748. At Rutland. 

Allen, Benjamin, June 7, 1761. A married man* 

Allen, Jedidiah, s. Benjamin, June 27, 1784. 

Allen, Levi, s. Patty, Aug. 5, 1810. 

Allen, Silas, a. Elnathan, , 1762. At Shrewsbury. 

Ames, Edmund, s. Samuel, Aug. 24, 1761. 

Baldwin, Life, s. Heury, May 1, 1763. At Shrewsbury South. 

Bancroft, Mary, d. David, May 10, 1752. At Worcester. 

Barber, Joseph, , 1817. Young person. 

Barber, Nantzy, d. James, 12, 1762. At Worcester. 

♦ For town records of births, marriages and deaths, see Vital Rbcords op Holdbn, 
Mass., to tub end of the yeah 1849. Systematic History Fund. Worcester, Biass. : 
Published by Franklin P. Rice, Trustee o'f the Fund. 1904. 

1904.] Baptisms of First Church of Holden. 275 

Barns, Danforth, s. David, Aug. 19, 1766. Rutland District 
Bartlet, Abigail, d. Daniel and Mary, May 2, 1762. At Rutland. 
Bartlet, Eliada, s. Isaac and Martha, Aug. 30, 1761. 
Bartlett, Emery, s. Art emas, June 7, 1812. 
Bartlit, Samuel, s. John and Mary, Oct. 7, 1765. 
Beath, Jeremiah, s. Jeremiah and Elizabeth, Jan. 14, 1770. 
Belknap, Deborah, d. Ebenezer and Silence, Nov. 21, 1773. 
Belknap, Ebenezar, s. Ebenezar and Silence, May 12, 1771. 
Belknap, Silence, d. Ebenezar and Silence, April 16, 1769. 
Bellows, Lucretia, d. Silas, June 14, 1772. Paxton. 
Bemas, Elizabeth, d. William and Rezina, May 6, 1761. Narragansett. 
Bemas, Sarah, d. David and Mary, Aug. 8, 1762. At Westminster. 
Bennit, Josiah, s. Moses, Sept 22, 1751. At Worcester. 
Bennitt Josiah, s. Mary, June 17, 1753. 

Bernard, Sarah, d. George and Sarah, [Ma]y 4, 1765. Prince Town. 
•Biglo, Elizabeth, d. Samuel and Elizabeth, Nov. 24, 1765. 
Biglo, John, s. Jabez and Deborah, Aug. 8, 1762. At Westminster. 
Biglo, Joshua, s. Joshua, March 24, 1764. Westminster. 

Bigsby, Sarah, d. , Sept 9, 1781. 

Billings, Adeline, d. Mrs. , 7, 1821. 

Billings, Elsa, April 1, 1821. An adult 

Billings, Jason, s. Mrs. , 7, 1821. 

Bixby, Hannah, d. Samuel and Hannah, [Ma]y 4, 1 765. Prince Town. 

Bixby, Sybill, d. Samuel and Hannah, Nov. 24, 1765. 

Blair, Robert, s. Joseph, [Aprijl 14, 1756. At Worcester. 

Blake, Austin, s. Joel, Dec. 9, 1813. 

Blake, Susa, d. Jeremiah, June 14, 1778. 

Bogle, John, s. Thomas and Elizabeth, April 22, 1781. 

Boyden, William Foster, s. Daniel, July 3, 1791. 

Brackett, Susannah, d. Lemuel, April 30, 1780. 

Brigham, Abner, s. Stephen and Bettee, Oct 7, 1765. 

Brigham, Betta, d. Stephen and Bettee, Oct. 7, 1765. 

Brigham, John, s. Stephen and Bettee, Oct 7, 1765. 

Brigham, Stephen, s. Stephen and Bettee, Oct- 7, 1765. 

Brigham, Susannah, d. William, Dec. 30, 1770. Grafton. 

Broad, Aaron, s. Aaron and Beulah, May 2, 1784. 

Broad, Asa, s. Aaron and Beulah, May 2, 1784. 

Broad, Beulah, d. Aaron and Beulah, May 2, 1 784. 

Broad, Calvin, s. Aaron, May 29, 1791. 

Broad, Joseph, s. Aaron and Beulah, May 2, 1784. 

Broad, Nancy, d. Aaron, May 29, 1791. 

Brollit, Daniel, s. Daniel and Mary, July 14, 1757. 

Brown, Abigail, d. Samuel, July 24, 1743. At Rutland. 

Brown, Asa, s. Asa and Silence, Dec. 5, 1779. 

Brown, Isaiah, s. Isaiah, May 18, 1788. 

Brown, Luke, s. Isaiah and Abigail. April 19, 1795. 

Brown, Lydia, d. Isaiah, [Juneje 3, 1792. 

Brown, Ruth, d. Asa, Sept 7, 1777. 

Brown, Tristam Dal ton, s. Isaiah, June 6, 1790. 

Brown, William, s, David and Abigail, June 20, 1756. 

Browning, James, s. James, 21, 1757. 

Bro , Hosea, s. Hosea and Catherine, Dec. 5, 1779. 

Ballard, Abigail, d. Jonathan, 17, 1762. At Rutland. 

276 Baptisms of First Church of Holden. [July, 

Butterfield, Ezra, b. Benjamin, May 6, 1760. 

Carnth, Samuel, s. William and Margaret of Worcester, 20, 17i5. 

Chaffin, Jonas, s. Samuel and Sarab, May 31, 1767. 
Chaffin, Lucy, d. Timothy and Sarah, May 1, 1763. 
Chaffin, Molly, d. Timothy and Sarah, March 26, 1769, 
Chaffin, Nathan, s. Samuel and Sarah, March 10, 1764. 
Chaffin, Sarah, d. Timothy and Sarah, March 22, 1767. 

Chaffin, Sarah, d. Tilla, 23, 1806. 

Chaffin, Seriphina, d. Nathan and Hannah, [Jujne 15, 1806. 
Chaffin, Silas, s. John and Betsy, Jan. 12, 1806. 
Chaffin, Simon, s. Nathan and Hannah, [Jujne 15, 1806. 

Chenery, Cyrus, s. Isaac and Susanna, r 29, 1782. 

Chenery, Isaac, s. Isaac, July 31, 1791. 

Chenery, Nathan, s. Isaac and Susannah, Nov. 21, 1778. 

[Cheney ?]. Sally, d. James and Joanna, March 1, 1778. 

Cheney, Solomon Clarke, s. Josiah and Thankful, Oct 22, 1758. 

Cheney, Thankful, d. Josiah and Thankful, May 17, 1761. 

Child, Abiah, s. Thomas and Anne, Sept. 22. 1754. At Rutland. 

Child, Annab, d. John Jr. and Mary, Feb. 17, 1765. 

Child, Sarah, d. Josiah, Sept. 7, 1755. At Rutland. 

Church, Hannah, d. Alexander, April 1, 1787. 

Clap. Asahel, s. Joel, [Apr]il 21, 1822. 

Clap, Martha, d. Joel, Aug. 6, 1820. 

Clark, Anne, d. Antony and Jane, Sept. 12, 1762. Rutland. 

Colbum, Oren, s. Thaddeus and Zerviah, July 10, 1791. 

Conant, Josiah, s. Thomas and Hannah, May 6, 1760. 

Cowden, Elizabeth, d. Thomas, March 27, 1760. 

Crosby, Hannah, [Apr.] 8, 1810. An adult. 

Crosby, Richard, twin, s. Isaac, Jan. 3, 1779. 

Crosby, Stephen, s. , 12, 1762. At Worcester. 

Crosby, Watson, twin, s. Isaac, Jan. 3, 1779. 

Cutting, Benjamin, s. Francis, Aug. 24, 1760. At Worcester. 

Cutting, Eunice, d. Josiah and Lydia, May 6, 1761. Narragansett. 

Cutting, Eunice, d. Isaac and Abigail, Oct. 25, 1767. 

Cutting, Isaac, s. Isaac and Abigail. Dec. 1, 1765. 

[Daman ?], Abigail, d. Samuell and Abigail, July 6, 1783. 

Daman, Anna Linthel Eells, d. Stephen and Hannah, Aug. 14, 1796. 

Daman, Martin, s. Stephen and Hannah, Aug. 14, 1796. 

Daman, Samuel, s. Samuel and Abigail, June 28, 1786. 

Dana, Phinehas Beaman, s. Jessie, May 13, 1798. 

Davis, Alpheus, s. Nathan and Eleonar, Nov. 23, 1760. At Rutland. 

Davis, Benjamin, s. Joseph and Catherine, June 30, 1754. 

Davis, Betcy, d. Simon and Lucretia, Feb. 27, 1785. 

[Davis], Catherine, d. Lemuel and Eunice, May 15, 1791. 

Davis, Ethan, s. Ethan and Sarah, 30, 1796. 

Davis, Hannah, d. James and Mary, Dec. 17, 1775. 
Davis, Isaiah, s. Nathan Jr., [Ma]y 16, 1765. At Rutland. 
Davis, James, s. Joseph and Catharine, Aug. 2, 1752. 
Davis, John, s. Thomas and Lettuce, Oct. 26, 1783. 
Davis, John Langdon, s. Edmund, June 25, 1809. 
Davis, Jones, s. James and Mary, April 22, 1764. 
Davis, Lemuel, s. Joseph and Catherine, Feb. 3, 1765. 
Davis, Lydia, d. Daniel Jr., Aug. 8, 1759. Rutland. 

1904.] Baptisms of First Church of Holden. 277 

Davis, Maria Thericy, d. James, July 9, 1815. 

Davis, Mary, d. Ensign Oliver and Mary, Nov. 24, 1765. 

Davis, Merrill, s. Lemuel, Sept. 13, 1795. 

Davis, Phebe, d. John, May 12, 1793. 

Davis, Polly, d. Solomon and Dorcas, r 1, 1782. 

t Davis?], Relief, d. James and Mary, Sept. 23, 1781. 
>avis, Ruth, d. Peter, June 1, 1746. At Rutland. 
Davis, Samuel, s. Eleazor and Sarah, Feb. 1, 1756. 

Davis, Silas, s. Deacon , Sept. 22, 1754. At Rutland. 

Davis, Susanna, d. Nathanael and Susanna, March 27, 1743. At Rut- 
Denny, William, s. Samuel, Oct. 21, 1767. Leicester. 
DLr, John Child, s. William and MoUy, July 27, 1789. 
Dix, William, s. William and MoUy, July 27, 1789. 
Dodd, Alonzo, s. Luke, Oct 19, 1817. 
Dodd, Betsy Ware, d. Joseph, Oct. 19, 1817. 
Dodd, Rebekah, d. Luke, Oct. 19, 1817. 
[Do]dds, Amelia Maria, d. Luke, June 20, 1822. 
Dodds, George, s. Joseph, July 2, 1820. 

Dodds, Lucretia, d. William, 22, 1803. 

Dodds, Lucy Mirick, d. Joseph and Betsy, Nov. 20, 1808. 
Dodds, Silas, s. Joseph and Betsy, Nov. 20, 1808. 
Dodds, William Woodbury, s. Luke and Mary, [Ju]ly 5, 1818. 
Dods, James, s. James, Jan. 9, 1791. 
Dods, Molly, d. William and Annah, Dec. 30, 1770. 
Douglass, Barnard, s. Robert, April 24, 1763. Rutland. 
Douglass, Ebenezar, s. Robert, April 24, 1763. Rutland. 
Drury, Ephraim, s. WiUiam and Lois, June 11, 1797. 
Drury, Joseph, s. William and Lois, June 11, 1797. 
Drury, Luke, s. William and Lois, June 11, 1797. 
Eaton, Jesse Moore, s. Samuel!, May 4, 1777. 
Estabrook, Aloua, d. Jonathan and Eunice, July 28, 1811. 
Estabr[ooke], Asa, s. Samuel and Sarah, June 11, 1775. 
Estabrook, Betty, d. Samuel and Abigail, March 28, 1756. 
Estabrook, Ebenezer, s. Jonathan and Eunice, Sept. 27, 1812. 
Estabrook, Ebenezer Reed, s. Jonathan and Eunice, Jan. 1, 1815. 
[Estabrook?], Edward, s. .James and Elizabeth, May 22, 1814. 
Estabrook, Elizabeth, d. Samuel and Abigail, July 2, 1758. 
Estabrook, Ezra, s. Samuel and Sarah, April 22, 1770. 
Esta[brookel Leaffe, d. Ebenezer and Ruth, April 6, 1777. 
[Estabrook?], Lucretia, d. Ebenezer and Sarah, April 6, 1783. 
Estabrook, Mary Barrett, d. James, Nov. 12, 1809. 
Estabrook, Polly, d. Jonathan and Eunice, July 28, 181 1. 
Estabrook, Polly, Dec. 7, 1817. 

[Estabrook ?], Roland, s. Ebenezer and Sarah, April 6, 1783. 
Estabrook, Ruth, d. Ebenezer and Ruth, [Ju]ly 7, 1782. 
Eveleth, Ruth, d. Joseph, Jan. 8, 1758. At Rutland. 

tEveret], Betcy, d. Phinehas and Mary, Oct 24, 1779. 
^veret, Mary, d. Phinehas and Mary, May 16, 1779. 
Everet, Phinehas, s. Phinehas and Mary, May 16, 1779. 
Fairbank, Drury, s. Jonathan and Mary, May 10, 1818. 
Fairbank, Marian, d. Jonathan and Mary, May 10, 1818. 
Fairbanks, Levina, d. Joshua and Sally, [Ma]y 19» 1811« 

278 Baptisms of First Church of Holden. [July, 

Fales, Leonard, 8. Ambrose, [Ma]y 26, 1811. 
Fales, Mary Newell, d. Ambrose, Sept. 3, 1820. 
Fales, Selinda, d. Sarah, [Ja]ne 21, 1812. 

Farrar, Lucy Marshal, d. Peter, , 1817. 

Farrar, Persia, d. Peter, , 1817. 

Farrar, Peter, 8, 1817. Adult. 

Farrar, Samuel Chaffm, s. Peter, , 1818. 

Farrar, Ward Boylston, s. Peter, , 24, 1821. 

Fasset, Stephen Franklin, s. Obil, , 10, 1802. 

Fish, Luther, s. Bezaleel and Rebecca, Aug. 13, 1758.. 

Fisher, William, s. William and Sarah, Oct 28, 1759. 

Fisk, Abner, s. Nahum, March 30, 1794. 

Fisk, Charles Pinckney, s. Nahum, Aug. 17, 1800. 

Fisk, Eunice, d. Bezaleel and Rebecca of Princton, Oct. 19, 1760. 

Fisk, Isaac, s. Nahum and Sarah, [Jul]y 19, 1789. 

Fisk, Leonard, s. Nahum, March 6, 1796. 

Fisk, Nancy, d. Nahum, June 17, 1798. 

Fiske, Jonathan, s. Bezaleel and Tabitha, March 4, 1750. 

Flagg, Nancy, d. Benjamin, May 31, 1789. 

[Flagg ?] Sally, d. William and' Abigail, Dec 18, 1785. 

Flagg, Thankful, , 1817. Adult. 

Flagg, William, s. William and Abigail, Dec. 9, 1787. 
Fletcher, David, s. Joseph and Mary, Oct. 25, 1778. 

Flint, Lucy, d. Thomas and Annah, 21, 1757. 

Forbes, John, s. John and Elizabeth, May 6, 1781. 

Forbush, Beulah, d. David, Dec. 30, 1770. Grafton. 

Foster, Joseph, s. Ebenezar Jr. and Hannah, May 2, 1762. At Rutland. 

French, Martha, d. Joseph and Mary, June 29, 1755. 

[Fuller ?] Beulah, d. Jeremiah and Sarah, Dec. 7, 1777. 

Gale, Luther, s. Elisha and Sarah, [Ma]y 4, 1765, Prince Town. 

Gibs, Zenas, s. Clarke, May 8, 1757. 

Gibbs, William, s. William and Joanna, Oct 7, 1765. 

Gleason, Jesse, Nov. 3, 1811. An adult. 

Gleason, Mary, d. Jesse, Feb. 25, 1821. 

Gleason, Susannah Aurelia, d. Jam[es] and Susannah, June 12, 1814. 

Glezen, Samuel Brooks, s. Jesse, May 31, 1812. 

Glezen, Thaddeus, s. Isaac and Mary, June 15, 1766. 

Goodale, Asa, s. Paul and Eunice, April 30, 1786. 

Goodale, Levi, s. Paul and Eunice, April 11, 1784. 

Goo[dale], Mary Cheney, d. Paul and Eunice, April 30, 1780. 

Goodale, Tirzah, d. Paul, March 27, 1791. 

Gooden, Abel Stone, s. Joseph and Patty, Nov. 4, 1798. 

Goodeno, Sarah, d. David, Oct 12, 1754. 

Goodenow, Anne, d. Peter and Anne, 11, 1764. Princtoown. 

Gould[ing], Clark, s. Peter and Lucv, June 11, 1775. 
Goulding, Levi, s. Peter, Oct. 28, 1787. 
Gould[ing], Lucinde, d. Peter and Lucy, June 11, 1775. 
Goulding, Lucy, d. Ignatius and Elizabeth, April 22, 1770. 
Gould[ing], Lucy, d. Peter and Lucy, June 11, 1775. 
Goulding, Nabbee, d. Peter and Lucy, May 16, 1784. 
Goulding, Peter, s. Peter and Lucy, June 30, 1776. 
Goulding, Sally, d. Peter and Lucy, June 14, 1778. 
Goulding, Sally, d. Peter and Lucy, [J]une 11, 1780. 

1904.] Baptisms of First Church of Holden. 279 

Groalding, Samuel, s. Windsor and £lizabeth, April 18, 1767. 
Godding, Windsor, s. Windsor and Elisabeth, May 16, 1779. 

Goulding, Zurvillah, d. Peter and Lucy, r 8, 1782. 

Green, Joshua, a. Jabez, Oct. 21, 1767. Leicester. 

Greenwood, Enoch, s. Thomas and Esther, Jane 26, 1757. 

Grout, Daniel, s. Daniel and Abigail, June 12, 1777. 

HaU, Seth, s. Edmund, April 12, 1789. 

Ha[rrington ?], Catharine, d. Nathan, Feb. 3, 1799. 

Harrington, Joseph Davis, s. Nathan Jr., Feb. 2, 1794. 

Harrington, Polly, d. Nathan Jr., [Jan.] 29, 1797. 

Harris, Bartholomew, s. Oliver and Mary, Oct. 8, 1758. 

Harris, Mille, d. Oliver and Mary, Nov. 23, 1760. 

Harris, Molly, d. Voluntine and Priscilla, May 23, 1767. 

Harris, Relief, d. Voluntine and Priscilla of Worcester, Nov. 5, 1769. 

Haven, Olive, d. Noah, Sept. 14, 1789. 

Hey wood, Daniel, s. Amos and Mary, March 8, 1752. 

Hey wood, Lemuel, s. Lt. Samuel and Hepzibah, March 14, 1762. 

Hea[rd], Eunice, d. Eunice, Sept 30, 1781. 

Heard, Persis, d. Mark and Sarah, [Ju]ly 20, 1772. 

[Heaton ?], James, s. James and Abigail, July 12, 1752. At N. Rutland. 

Heaton, Samuel, s. James and Abigail, April 1, 1750. At Nor[th] Rutland. 

Henry, David, s. David, April 8, 1764. Rutland. 

Henry, Jonas, s. Andrew, May 10, 1747. 

Hill, Olive, d. Simeon, Oct. 16, 1785. 

Holbrook, Aaron, , 1817. Adult 

Holbrook, Margaret, -, 1817. Adult 

Holden, Catherine, d. Benjamin, June 18, 1767. Rutland. 
Holden, Elias, s. Stephen, June 25, 1758. At Narraganset No. 2. 
Holden, Phebe, d. Abner and Elizabeth, Aug. 8, 1762. At Westminster. 
Hosly, Jonathan Jewet, s. Benjamin and Lucy, May 6, 1760. Narragan- 

sett No. 2. 
Houghton, Dinah, d. Lemuel, Aug. 8, 1762. At Westminster. 
Houghton, PMward, s. Edward and Lucretia, April 21, 1765. 

Houghton, Elizabeth, twin d. Abijah, , 1762. At Leominster. 

Houghton, Eunice, d. Edward and Lucretia, May 6, 1770. 
Houghton, H«'pzibah, Feb. 8, 1756. Single woman, a. 18. 
Houghton, James, s. Edward and Lucretia, Aug. 7, 1763. 
Houghton, Levi, s. Edward and Lucretia, May 10, 1772. 

Houghton, Samuel, twin 8. Abijah, , 1762. At Leominster. 

How, Abigail, d. Matthias, Aug. 16, 1752. At Rutland. 
How, Anne, d. Abner and Sarah, [Ma]y 4, 17G5, Prince Town. 
How, Jeruslia Dresser, d. Widow Jerusha, [Ju]ne 2, 1811. 
How, Jonah, s. Paul, July 13, 1746. At Rutland. 
How, Jotham, s. Jotham, June 29, 1777. 

How, Josiah Dexter, s, Josiah, , 31, 1806. 

How, Lois, d. , April 22, 1760. At Rutland. 

How, Lucy, d. Adinijah and Lucy, Nov. 19, 1766. Princtown. 
How, Micah, s. Micah, June 4, 1749. At Rutland. 
How, Nancy Edmands, d. Jasper, June 4, 1815. 

How, Phebe, w. Silas, 22, 1803. 

How, Samuel, s. Capt. Samuel and Hannah, Aug. 27, 1758. Rutland. 
How, Samuel Williams, s. Widow Jerusha, [Jujne 2, 1811. 
Howard, Anna, d. Joseph and Sarah, Feb. 21, 1779. 

280 Baptisms of First Church of Holden. [July, 

Howard, Clarissa Adaline, d. Amos, June 7, 1812. 
Howard, Jacob, s. Joseph and Sarah, April 25, 1784. 
[Howard ?], Lucretia, d. Joseph and Sarah, May 20, 1781. 
Howard, Lydia, d. Benjamin and Abigail, Jan. 18, 1756. 
Howard, Lydia, d. Joseph and Sarah, March 80, 1777. 
Howard, Mary, d. Benjamin and Abigail, May 3, 1761. 
Howard, Molly, d. Joseph and Sarah, June 28, 1786. 
[Howard ?], Sally, d. Joseph and Sarah, June 18, 1775. 
Hubba[rd], Allona Barrett, d. Willard M. and Lucy, Oct 19, 1800. 

Hubbard, Amazona, d. Willard M., , 29, 1803. 

Hubbard, Angelina, d. Willard M., June 7, 1807. 

Hubbard, Anna, d. Tilla, , 1797. 

Hubbard, Cyrus Eangsbury, s. Samuell, June 1, 1822. 

Hubburd, Mary, d. Ephraim and Abigail, July 28, 1754. At Rutknd. 

Hubbard, Meliscent, w. Joseph Jr., Oct. 4, 1812. 

Hubb[ard], Samuel Woodward, s. Elisha, Nov. 9, 1783. 

Hubbard, Sophia, d. Joseph Jr. and Meliscent, Dec. 13, 1812. 

Hubbard, Stephen, s. Joseph Jr., July 11, 1813. 

Johnson, William, s. Dillington and Martha, 3, 1776. 

Johnson, Martha, d. Dillington and Martha, 3, 1776. 

Jones, Anne, d. Ebenezer, May 20, 1764. 

Jones, Ezra, s. Ezra and Elizabeth, July 12, 1752. At N. Rutland. 

Jones, Noah, s. Lt. Noah, Sept. 17, 1758. At Worcester. 

Kendall, James, s. Caleb, April 18, 1813. 

Keys, Eunice, d. Timothy, Mar. 15, 1761. Princetown. 

Keyes, Jonas, s. Timothy, Oct. 7, 1765. 

Keys, Lucretia, d. Robert, Oct. 7, 1764. 

Kimbal, Charles, s. David and Elisabeth, Sept. 7, 1815. 

Kimbal, Elisabeth, d. David and Elisabeth, Sept. 7, 1815. 

Kimbal, Leonard, s. David and Elisabeth, Sept. 7, 1815. 

Kimbal, Sarah, d. David and Elisabeth, Sept. 7, 1815. 

Kimbal, Sophia, d. David and Elisabeth, Sept 7, 1815. 

Knight, Joshua Cree, s. Isaac [Jan.] 26, 1783. 

Knight, Reuben, s. Daniel, Aug. 24, 1760. At Worcester. 

Knowlton, Almira, d. Oliver, [Dec.] 31, 1809. 

Knowlton, Alone, d. Jesse and Polly, [Ju]ne 21, 1812. 

Knowlton, Charles, s. Oliver, Oct 29, 1820. 

Knowlton, Curtis, s. Jesse and Polly, [Ju]ne 21, 1812. 

Knowl[ton], Eliza, d. Oliver, Sept 29, 1816. 

Knowlton, George, s. Oliver, Jan. 13, 1811. 

Knowlton, Jason, s. Jesse and Polly, [Julne 21, 1812. 

Knowlton, Lucy, d. Jesse and Polly, [JuTne 21, 1812. 

Knowlton, Mary, d. Jesse and Polly, [Jujne 21, 1812. 

Knowlton, Mary, , 1817. Adult 

Knowlton, Mary Richards, d. Oliver, May 21, 1815. 

Knowlton, Oliver, [Dec] 31, 1809. An adult 

Knowlton, Walter, s. Oliver, [Dec.] 31, 1809. 

Laughton, Mary, d. Samuel, April 8, 1764. Rutland. 

Laughton, Samuel, s. Samuel, Jan. 8, 1758. 

Laughton, Susannah, d. Thomas, April 23, 1758. At Rutland. 

[To be concluded.] 

1904.] John Hodgkin of Guilford, Conn. 281 


Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smtth, and communicated by Dr. Bbbnabd C. Stbinbb. 

1. JoHX^ Hodgkin came from County Essex, England, and arrived at 
Guilford as Gov. Leete's man, about 1648. He was admitted to the oath 
of fidelity, May 11, 1654. He married, Apr, 4, 1670, Mary, daughter of 
John Bishop, and died in Jan., 1681/2. On Sept 7, 1654, he was made 
one of the ^^ two cow keepers appointed to keep the young cattle beyond 
East River." After his death, his widow married twice ; first, Jsaac John- 
son, July 16, 1682, and second, after his death, which occurred Oct 28, 

1687, Field. On Nov. 3, 1696, the East Creek land of John 

Hodgkin, which amounted to 10 acres 3 roods and 3 rods, and was inven- 
toried at £25, was delivered to his eldest son John,^ and, as his double por- 
tion amounted to £13 only, he contracted to pay " when orderly demanded " 
his sister Mary her full portion, viz : £6. 10. in current pay, and to give 
his brother Thomas the remainder of the estate, viz. : £5. 10. in land when 
the latter ^^ shall come of age to receive his portion & orderly demand it.*' 

Children : 

1. JoHN,«b. Apr. 12, 1671; d. Jan. 18, 1727; m. Mch. 10, 1697, Mary 
Hull, who d. '* an antientwoman," Nov. 12, 1750; no children. His 
list was £7i. 8. 9. in 1716. 

ii. Mart, b. Dec. 9, 1672 ; m. Barnabas Beers of Stratford. 

ill. EuzABKTH, b. 1674 ; m. Christopher West, Mar. 17, 1709, and had a 
dau. Mary. 

2. Iv. Joseph, b. July 1, 1676; d. May 28, 1766. 

V. Thomas, b. 1677; d. Apr. 25, 1754; m. in 1708, Abigail, dau. of John 
Parmelee, who d. Oct. 22, 1766; no children. He lived in East 
Guilford, and was listed at £79. 13. 6 in 1716, and his weaving 
trade was assessed at £3. He owned 3 acres of land near Fence 
Creek, bought July 9, 1708. 

2. Joseph^ Hodgkin {John}), of Guilford, married first, Mch. 1, 1704, 

Elizabeth Hill ; and married second, Hannah , who died 

June 15, 1759. His list m 1716 was £54. 15. 6. 
Children : 

3. i. Abraham,^ b. Feb. 4, 1706; d. Mch. 6, 1770. 
ii. Mary, b. May 11, 1706; m. Cnrtiss. 

4. iii. Janna, b. Apr. 7, 1709; d. June 6, 1767. 

5. iv. Joseph, b. Mch. 2, 1711 ; d. Aug. 9, 1762. 

V. John, b. Nov. 30, 1714; lived in Wallingford; m. Nov. 18, 1746, 
wid. Sarah Chub ; no children. 

6. vi. Noah, b. Oct. 14, 1716; d. May 4, 1783. 

vii. Euzabbth, b. Jan. 14, 1720; d. Sept 21, 1802; m. (1) Benjamin 
Chittenham, who d. in 1760; m. (2) Mar. 9, 1761, Daniel Norton, 
who d. Dec. 4, 1789. 

7. vlil. Ebenezkb, b. June 20, 1722 ; d. Nov. 23, 1794. 

^« Abraham' Hodgkin (Joseph,^ John^) married Jan. 17, 1730, Han- 
nah, daughter of John Maltbie of Saybrook, who died Dec 1, 1779. 
Their children were : 

i. Abraham,^ b. Apr. 9, 1731; m. Sarah Stone, Mch. 20, 1766. Chil- 
dren: 1. Sarah,^ b. Apr. 28, 1766. 2. Joseph, b. Nov. 27, 1768. 
8. Nahhy, b. Jan. 3, 1762. 4. Rosewell, b. May 25, 1765. 5. Abra- 
ham, b. Dec. 18, 1766. 6. Ahner, b. Aug. 7, 1772. 7. Oliver, b. 
Oct. 16, 1774. 

282 John HodgJcin of Guilford^ Conn. [Jvly, 

ii. Hannah, b. Feb. 16, 1733; m. Nov. 1, 1753, John Bishop. 

iii. John, b. 1736 ; d. Feb. 23, 1737. 

iv. Janb, b. May 9, 1738; m. Edward Lewis, Sept. 7, 1767. 

V. Samuel, b. Apr. 21, 1743 ; of Cornwall, N. Y. ; m. Mary . 

Children: 1. Mary,^ 2. 8arah. 3. Hannah, 4. Samuel. 
Yi. Ltdia, b. Nov. 7, 1746 ; m. Jan. 14, 1768, John Hall. 

4. J ANN A* HoDGKiNS {Jozeph^ John^)j of Killingworth, married in 

1729, Sarah Edwards of East Hampton, who died July 8, 1753. 
Children : 

]. Mary,^ b. Ang. 6, 1730; m. Jan. 8, 1753, Daniel Batty of Killing- 

ii. Lucy, b. Feb. 21, 1782. 

Hi. Thomas, b. Oct. 9, 1733 ; d. July 5, 1758. 

iv. Sarah, b. Aug. 27, 1735; d. Aug. 9, 1753. 

V. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 2, 1737-8. 

vi. Anne, b. Apr. 8, 1741. 

5. Joseph* Hodgkin, Jr. {Joseph^ John}) married Feb. 21, 1737, Lydia, 

daughter of Theophilus Redfield, and died Dec. 16, 1784, aged 68. 
She married second, Nov. 15, 1753, Levi Leete. 
Children : 

i. Abigail,* b. Sept. 28, 1738; m. (1) Edmund Ward, Jr., who was lost 
at sea in 1765; m. (2) William Johnson, who was killed in the 
Kevolntionary War. 

ii. Thomas, b. July 26, 1740; d. May 27, 1825; m. June 1, J 758, EU»- 
beth Farmelee, who died Dec. 14, 1787. Children: 1. Joseph,* 
b. Oct. 3, 1759; d. in camp in 1776. 2. John, bapt. Sept. 4, 1761. 
3. Ambrose, b. 1763; lived in Simsbury. 4. Eunice, bapt. July 
14, 1765. 5. Thomas, b. 1767; d. Jan. 1802. 

6. Noah' Hodgkin {Joseph,^ John^) married, Mch. 2, 1741, Hannah, 

daughter of Dea. Seth Morse, who died July 10, 1794. 
Children : 

i. Noah,* b. Sept. 22, 1742; m. Mch 27, 1762, Elizabeth Kimberiy. 
Cbikiren: 1. Noah,^ b. Nov. 6, 1763; m. Mereb Turner, and haA 
adau. Sally, ^ bapt. Nov. 13, 1796. 2. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 16, 1765; 
m. Oct. 23, 1787, Phlnehas Meigs of Durham. 3. Hannah, b- 
Sept. 25, 1768; d. Oct. 27, 1769. 4. George, b. Sept. 4, 1772. 5- 
Seth, b. May 1, 1776; m. Stella Hale. 6. Harvey, b. Feb. 18, 1779- 

ii. Skth, b. Sept. 18, 1743; d. Sept. 14, 1761. 

Hi. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 19, 1745; d. Sept. 5, 1751. 

iv. Hannah, b. July 30, 1750; d. Aug. 28, 1751. 

V. Lois, b. July 30, 1750; d. Aug. 27, 1751. 

vi. Rev. Bkriah, b. Mch. 27, 1752 ; in. Thankful Dickinson of Haddoo^ 
Sept. 4, 1774; pastor of the Fourth Guilford Church, 1784 to 1789*. 
and then at Greenville, N. Y., from 1783 to 1824 or '25; d. Feb^ 
1829, aged 77. Children: 1. Beriah,^ of Prattsburg, N. Y. 2^ 
Joseph, b. Feb. 20, 1778; of Pultney, N. Y. 3. Bev. James Har-- 
vey, author of '* Congregational and Presbyterian Ministers o^ 
Western New York." 

vU. Joseph, b. Mch. 30, 1754; d. Jan. 2, 1755. 

viii. Joseph, b. Jan. 2, 1755. 

7. Ebenezer' Hodgkin (Joseph,^ John^) married first, Nov. 15, 1744^ 

Jerusha, widow of John Hall, who died May 29, 1790 ; and mar- 
ried second, Sarah . 

Children, all by first wife : 

i. KEUBEN,^b. Mch. 5, 1750; d. Oct. 8, 1825; m. Prudence Seward, 
who d. Dec. 7, 1815. Children: 1. Wealthy,^ b. 1779; m. Bd- 
mund Frisbie. 2. Buth, b. Jan., 1781; d. Mch. 22, 1835; m. Cal- 

1904.] Descendants of Samuel HodgJcins. 283 

vln Crampton, Feb. 22, 1808. 3. Amanda, b. Nov. 6, 1784 ; d. Oct. 
21, 1836; m. Sept. 10, 1804, Jedidiah Parker of Guilford, who d. 
Feb. 12, 1863. 4. Harvey, b. 1795; m. (1) Marlah Hunt, who d. 
July 27, 1817, aged 25; m. (2) May, 1819, Almlra Hunt, who d. 
Oct. 23, 1828, aged 27. He d. Mch. 25, 1830. Children by second 
wife: i. David Alonzo.^ ii. Ruth M., b. Oct. 10, 1822; d. Aug. 
81, 1849; m. Herman M. Painter, June 15, 1846. 
11. Dea. Ebbnezbr, b. Oct. 2, 1758 ; lived In Richmond, Mass. ; m. Jan. 
16, 1791, Ruth Hubbard. Children : 1. Jerusha,^ b. July 7, 1792. 
2. Ben, John, b. 1795; lived in Lenox, Mass.; d. Feb. 19, 1862; 
had six or seven children. 3. Maria, 4. Bev. Ehenezer, b. 1803 ; 
many years missionary to the Choctaws; d. at Lenox, Mass., Oct. 
28, 1867. 5. Frederic. 


Compiled by Hon. Ralph D. Smtth, and commanicated by Dr. Bbrnaud C. Stbinbb. 

1. Samuel^ Hodokins was living at New Haven, Mch. 2, 1648, and 
died there, Dec. 28, 1663. He married, Sept. 7, 1642, Elizabeth Caverly. 


2. i. JOHN,« b. 1648 ; d. 1689 ; will proved Sept. 23, 1689. 

8. U. Samuel, b. 1645 ; d. 1705 ; at Guilford Town Meeting, Feb. 22, 1668, 

it was voted to accept him as a planter, bat it does not appear 

that he came, 
iii. James, b. 1647. 
iv. Ens. Joshua, b. Sept. 16, 1651, of New Haven; d. 1722; m. (1) 

Mary Pardee, Nov. 29, 1699; m. (2) Hannah Tattle, May 3, 1709. 
V. Thomas, b. Nov. 31, 1664, of Sperry's Farms; d. Dec. 21, 1711 ; ra. 

Nov. 27, 1677, Sarah Wilmott. 
vi. Daniel, b. Mch. 9, 1657 ; of New Haven ; d. Mch. 10, 1712 ; m. June 

6, 1683, Esther Sperry. 

2. John* Hotchkiss (Samuel^), of New Haven, married, Dec. 5, 1672, 

Elizabeth Peck. 
Children : 

4. i. John,' b. Oct. 11, 1673. 
6. ii. Joshua, b. 1675; d. 1741. 

6. iii. Joseph, b. June 3, 1678; d. Jan. 31, 1740. 

iv. JosiAH, b. July 24, 1680; Uved in Cheshire in 1704; d. 1733; m. 
, whod. 1732. 

7. V. Caleb, b. Oct. 18, 1684. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. July 18, 1686. 

3. Samuel^ Hotchkiss, of East Haven, married, in 1676, Sarah Tal- 

Children : 

i. Mary,* b. Jan. 1, 1679. 

ii. Sarah, b. Apr. 7, 1681. 

in. Samuel, b. Mch. 6, 1688. 

iv. James, b. Dec. 8, 1684. 

V. ABiGAn., b. Feb. 12, 1686. 

^ Capt. John* Hotchkiss (John,^ Samuel^), of Cheshire^ married 
Mary Chatterton, in 1694. 


284 Descendants of Samtiel Hodghins. [Jolji 

Children : 

i. John,* b. 1694; of Cheshire; m. Miriam Wood. 

ii. Henry, of Cheshire. 

ill. JosiAH, of Cheshire ; d. 1732. 

5. Joshua^ Hotchkiss {John,^ Samuel^), of New Haven, married 

Susanna Chatterton. 

Children : 

i. Joshua,* b. 1773; of New Haven; d. Jane 17, 1795. 

ii. Caleb, m. Phebe , who d. at New Haven, Feb. 19, 1795, 

aged 80. 

6. Joseph' Hotchkiss (John,^ SamueU)^ of Guilford, weaver, married^ 

in April, 1699, Hannah, daughter of Isaac Cruttenden, who died^ 
Mch. 28, 1756. In 1716 his list was £50. lis., and his weaver"*. 
faculty was assessed at £2. He removed to Guilford about the tim^ 
of his marriage, and owned several tracts of land there. 
Children : 

i. Joseph,* b. Sept. 3, 1700; d. Sept. 6, 1740; m. in 1726, ThankfaE^ 
Stone, who d. Sept. 14, 1751. Children : 1. Ezekiel,^ b. Mch. 14 ^^ 

1726 ; of New Haven. 2. Daniel, b. July 2, 1728 ; of WaUingford 

3. Bachel, b. Mch. 18, 1730; d. Aug. 16, 1802; m. Miles» Hotch 

kiss, her cousin, Dec. 1, 1748. 4. John^ b. 1732 ; lived in Guilford ^s 
d. Oct. 30, 1799; m. Apr. 20, 1756, Obedience, dau. of Josepfczm 
Stone, who d. May 28, 1797. 5. Mary, b. 1736; d. Mch. 18, 174$- ^ 
6. Thankful, b. Oct. 22, 1736 (?) ; m. Sept. 3, 1755, Eliha Ston^e 
of Branford and Litchfield. 7. Joseph, b. Oct. 22, 1736; of Wa^ - 
lingford. 8. Amos, b. Jan. 2, 1739; removed to Vermont; m. (1 ^3 

Mch. 19, 1760, Desire Dowd, who d. Feb. 1, 1797; m. (2) , 

who d. Aug. 26, 1805. 9. Ebenezer, b. Jan. 6, 1741; d. Nov. 29^, 

ii. Isaac, b. Dec. 25, 1702 ; d. Sept. 17, 1752 ; m. July 8, 1724, Elizabet brzM , 
dan. of Josiah Avered ; lived in Woodbury in 1740. Children : ^^B. 
Isaac,^ b. July 1, 1725; d. Oct. 26, 1755. 2. Mies, b. Feb. 1 — ■. 
1728; d. May 13, 1810; m. his cousin, Rachel* Hotchkiss; his hoa f=^e 
was burnt Sept. 7, 1796; no children. 3. Elizabeth, b. Oct. /. 

1731; d. Mch. 29, 1818; m. Elon Lee, of Meriden, May 16, 175^"^. 

who. d. May 10, 1806. 4. Lucy, b. Dec. 1, 1736; m. No— r- 

ton, of Winchester. 

iii. Wait, b. Jan. 18, 1704; m. Nov. 2, 1731, Sarah Bishop, who -^. 
Apr. 24, 1761 ; removed to Wolcott after the death of his wif e. 
Children: 1. Wait,^ b. Nov. 18, 1733; removed to Waterbury a«K-Jd 
Wolcott, before 1770; m. Oct. 16, 1759, Lydia Webster of Boltop-- n. 
2. Lois, b. Oct. 5, 1735; d. Mch. 9, 1818; m. Phinehas Johns(^ t. 
Dec. 11, 1760. 3. Sarah, b. June 5, 1738; d. Feb. 6, 1746. ^• 
Selah, b. Dec. 24, 1742; m. Rebecca . 

iv. Hannah, b. Sept. 13, 1707 ; d. July 20, 1793 ; m. Jan. 7, 1730, Joset^*^ 
Stone, Jr., of Guilford, who d. Sept. 18, 1774. 

v. Deborah, b. Jan. 18, 1710; d. young. 

vi. Miles, b. July 28, 1712; d. young. 

vii. Mark, b. July 1, 1714; of Guilford; d. Nov. 19, 1775; m. (1) D€5-^- 
25, 1739, Margaret Crawford, who d. Jan. 7, 1750; m. (2) Jan. «^» 
1751, Miriam Lee, who d. Mch. 31, 1788. Children by first wif^- 

1. Deborah,'^ b. Feb. 23, 1743 ; m. Sanford, of New Milfor<^' 

2. Mary, b. Oct. 13, 1746; d. young. Children by second wif^ • 

3. Timothy, b. Jan. 11, 1752; d. in the Revolutionary war in * 
prison ship. 4. Eunice, b. 1754 ; d. Feb. 27, 1827 ; m. May 23. llTOt 
William Lee of Guilford, who d. Apr. 29, 1795. 5. Isaac, b. Oc*- 
7, 1756; lived in Guilford; d. Aug. 28, 1835; m. Jan. 6, 1783. Ao^ 
Spinning, who. d. Aug. 17, 1844. 6. Ira, b. May 10. 1758; of 
Branford ; d. 1826 ; m. Mch. 30. 1782. AbigaU Friable, who d. ftb- 

1904.] Research in England. 285 

18, 1836. 7. Eber, b. May 26, 1762 ; of QoUford ; d. Sept. 2, 1832 ; 
m. (1) Leah Page, who d. Sept. 11, 1794; m. (2) Sarah Whiting, 
who d. Jan. 29, 1830, aged 65. 

7. Caleb* Hotchkiss (John,^ Samuel^), of New Haven, married, Feb. 
14, 1706, MehitaUe, daughter of Isaac Cruttenden. 

I. Mkhitablx/ b. Nov. 24, 1706; d. Nov. 2, 1725. 

II. Rachkl, b. Oct. 26, 1709. 

ill. Caleb, b. Jane 6, 1712; d. July, 1779, killed by British soldiers, at 
New Haven; m. Jan. 6, 1736, Mehltable Atwater, who d. Mch. 18, 
1804. Children : 1. Stephen,^ b. Nov. 4, 1737. 2. Mehitable, b. 
Mch. 31, 1742. 3. Jonah, b. Jane 12, 1745 ; m. Elizabeth Atwater, 
Mch. 18. 1772. 4. Amo8. 

Iv. EuPHALBT, b. June 28, 1714. 

V. Joel, b. Mch. 18, 1716; m. Sarah ; d. 1777; eight or more 


vl. Nehbboah, b. Apr. 20, 1719. 


By J. HncBT Lba, Esq., of Elmlea, South Freeport, Me. 
[Continued from page 193.] 

Kekt. Consistory of Canterbury. Canterbury. 1362 

This court must not he confounded 
with the Prerogative Cowi of Can- 
Archdeaconry of Canterbury. Canterbury. 1449 

Commissary of Dean and Chapter p . t^ ( 1348 

of Canterbury. ^.anterbury. j^^ ^503 

See List in Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. 
VIII, App. 382; IX, App. 109; 
ibid. Various CoU. I, p. 209, and 
Qen. vl, 48. 
Peculiar of CMe. Somerset House. 1671 

Consistory and Archdeaconry of 

Rochester. Somerset House. 1440 

Peculiar of Deanery of Shoreham. Somerset House. 1602 
(See Arches of London, Shoreham 

and Croyden.) 
(Has 31 parishes In Kent.) 

See index of Kent wills in Prerogative Court of Canter- 
bury, 1383 to 1559, by Leland L. Duncan, 1890, and 
Administrations, 1559-1603, by the same, 1888. 
l-AKCASTER. Consistory of Commissary of Arch- 
deaconry of Richmond. Somerset House. 1457 
Printed Index to 1792 In Record 
Society of Lancashire and Che- 
shire, vols. X, xlll, xxlll.* 

* Most (about 20,000) of the Deaneir of Amoundemess Wills in this Archdeaconry 
P ioit, but abstracts of about 3,000 of them, made in 1680, are preserred in Additional 
'^^^ 32,115, at British Museum. See also the Towneley Collection at Bumeley, MS. 
p^ See Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. IV, App. p. 409. After 1748 these records may be 
fooad At Lancaster. 


Research in England. 


Consistory of Chester. Chester. 

(Printed index to 1800, see note 

nnder Chester.) 
The Chetham Society has printed 
three volnmes of abstracts of 
Lancashire and Clieshire wills, 
see note nnder Cheshire. 
Manor Court of Halton. Lancaster. 

Index printed in Lancashire and 
Cheshire Record Society, vol. 
Dean and Chapter of York. York. 

(Has 8 parishes in Lanci) 
Manor Court of Nether Kellet. [ Unknown] 
See Return of Ecclesiastical Courts, 
1880, p. 181. 
Manor Court of Slyne with Hest [Unknovm] 
( m supra, p. 132.) 




Manor Court of Skerton. 

Stonyhurst College. 
A few (6) 17th Cent, wills. 
See list and abstracts in Hist. MSS. 
Com. Rep. X, App. iv., p. 188. 




Leicester. Commissary of Bishop of Lincoln 

and Archdeaconry of Leicester. Leicester. 1495 

Index of Wills and Ads. in all 

Leicester Courts (Archdeaconry 

to 1649, and Peculiars to 1801), 

printed by Brit. Rec. Soc, vol. 

xxvil. 1902. 

Prebend of St. Margaret. 

Registers of Bishops of Lincoln. 

(See note under Lincoln.) 
Manor Court of Evington. 
Manor Court of Groby. 
Manor Court of Rothley. 
Peculiar and Manor Court of 

Court of Old Dalby. 
A few wills of Leicester and other testators (1360-1610) are 
in the muniment chests of the family of Neville of Holt, 
now in possession of F. Peake, £sq. See Hist MSS. 
Com. Bep. II, App. p. 94. 



Exchequer Gate- 

way, Lincoln. 











LiNCOLX^ Registers of Bishops of Lincoln. Exchequer Gate- 

An index of probates from 1280. way, Lincoln. 1320 
See Hist. MSS. Conf. Rep. XII, pt. 

ix, p. 573, and A. Gibbons' Early 

Lincoln wills. 
Index printeil by A. Gibbons (1280- 

1547), 1887, and abstracts ibid, 

1888. See also list of wills 1560- 

1640 in Miscellanea Genealogica 

et Heraldica N. S., iii, 59, and 

Lincolnshire wills 1500-1617, by 

A. R. Maddison, 2 vols., 1888-91. 

L] Research in England. 287 

Consistory of Lincoln, Commis- 
sary of Lincoln, and Archdea- 
conry of Lincoln. ( Three united 
Courts.) Lincoln. 1506 

Printed index by British Record 
Society, 1820 to 1600, vol. xxviii, 
1902, of ail Lincoln Coorts. 
Commissary of the Bishop and 

Court of Archdeacon of Stow. Lincoln. 1530 

Dean and Chapter of Lincoln. Lincoln. 1271 

The earlier wills in this Coart (1271- 
1550) have been retained in the 
Muniment Room of the Dean and 
Index of wills and admons., A. to 
R. (1634-1780) in this Court, in 
Notes on Visit, of Lincoln, 1684, 
by A. Gibbons, 1898, et wg.. In 
progress. See also Hist. MSS. 
Com. Rep. XII. pt. ix. p. 678. 
Manor Court of Kirkstead. [C^hJbtotml 1752 

Manor Court of Tattershall. [ Uhknaumj .... 

Prebend of Bishops Norton. Lincoln. 1618 

Prebend of Caistor. Lincoln. 1636 

Index printed in Northern Qene- 
aloglst, vol. i, p. 42, 1895. 
Prebend of Corringham. Lincoln. 1632 

Prebend of Heydour with Walton. Lincoln. 1669 

Peculiar of Kirton in Lindsey. Lincoln. 1535 

Prebend of Louth. Lincoln. 1659 

A few earlier wills (1612-1669) in 

Dean and Chapter. 
Index printed in Northern Gene- 
alogist, vol. 1, pp. 80, 162 (1896) ; 
II, 172 (1896). 
Prebend of New Sleaford. Lincoln. 1610 

Some wills from this Conrt are in 
the Muniment Room of Dean and 
Chapter of Lincoln. 
Prebend of Stow-in-Lindsey. Lincoln. 1610 

Corporation of Lincoln. Town Clerk's , . qo 

(For Ust of wills and some ab- Office, 
stracts see Hist. MSS. Com. 
Rep. XIV, App. pt. Till, pp. 
Lincoln City Wills. Cathedral Lib- 

See A. Gibbons* Early Lincoln rary. 14th Cent. 

Wills, in preface, for discovery 
of these. 
Briefs of Lincolnshire wills in P. 
C. C. (1568 to 1581), printed in 
Northern Genealogist, 1, 211; 
11,23,69, 131, 195; lU, 132; iv, 
22; V, 109; vi, 23. 

>0N. Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Somerset House. 1383 

Prerogative Court for all England 
and Wales, and for persons dy- 
ing beyond seas. 

288 Research in England. {Jd 

Vacancy Wills in P. C. C. wiU be 

fonnd in Dean and Chapter of 

Canterbury (See note under 

Index 1383-1604, printed by Brit. 

Eec. Soc., vols, x, xi, xvill, xxv; 

1605-19, in progress. 
Abstracts of wills, Reg. Soame, 

1620, by J. H. Lea, printed 1904 ; 

1621 to 1630, in progress. 
Probate Act Books, 1630-1634, by 

J. and G. F. Mathews, London, 

1902 ; 1635-1640, in progress. 
Abstracts of wills, Beg. Wootton, 

1658, vol. I, by Wm. Brigg, 

1894 ; other vols, in progress. 
Testamenta Vetusta, by N. H. 

Nicolas, London, 1826, 2 vols.* 
The Fifty Earliest English Wills 

in Court of Probate, London, 

1387-1489, by F. J. Fumival, in 

Early Eng. Text. Soc, 1882. 
Wills from Doctors' Commons, 

1495-1695, in Camden Soc., 1863, 

vol. Ixxxiil, by J. G. Nichols.* 
Gleanings from English Becords, 

etc., by J. A. Emmerton and H. 

F. Waters, in Essex Inst., Hist. 

Coll., vol. xvii, pt. i., 1880.» 
Genealogical Gleanings in England, 

by H. F. Waters, in N. E. Hist. 

Ghen. Begister, vol. xxxvii, p. 

233 (1883), to vol. liii, p. 24 

(1899), reprinted with index, 

1901, in 2 vols.* 
Abstracts of English Wills, by 

L. Wlthlngton, in N. E. Hist. 

Gen. Register, vol. li, p. 297 

(1897), to vol. Uv, p. 348 (1900).* 
Genealogical Gleanings Among the 

English Archives, by J. H. Lea, 

in N. E. Hist. Gen. Begister, vol. 

liv, p. 188, 1900, et aeq., in prog- 

Indices or abstracts of wills for the different counties fro 
the P. C. C. will be found under the county in this list 

Court of Delegates. Somerset House. 16^ 

A Court of Appeal from the Pro- 
vincial Courts of Archbishops 
of Cant, and York, their Pecu- 
liars, and the Boyal Peculiars. 
The Proceedings in these cases 
are in the Public Becord Office. 
See list of wills in Genealogist 
N. S.,xi, 165,224; xii, 97. 

Arches Court of Canterbury. Lambeth Palace. 166 

Also a Court of Appeal from all 
Episcopal Courts and Peculiars 
in the Province, but not from 
Boyal Peculiars or Peculiars of 
of the Archbishop. 

* These abstracts are $€Uctiom only. 


Research in England. 


Archbishops Peculiar. 
Contains many wills of Ecclesias- 
tics, great Nobles and the Royal 
Family. See list in Genealogist, 
V, 211, 824; vl, 23, 127,217; vii, 
204,271; N. S., i, 80. 
Consistory Court of London. 
Some vols, of these registers are 
still at DoctoiV Commons. 
Commissary of London. 
Archdeaconry of London. 
(An old index from 1368.) 
Dean and Chapter of St. Pauls. 
In the Mnniment Room of St. Pauls 
are five boxes of wills dating 
from 1226 to 1679, which seem 
never to have been surrendered 
to the Registrar at Somerset 
House. See list of these in Hist. 
MSS. Com. Rep. IX, App. pp. 
Peculiar of Deaneries of the Arches 
Court of London, Shoreham and 
Archdeaconry of Middlesex, Essex 
and Herts. 

(Has several parishes in Middx. 
division of London.) 
Royal Peculiar of Dean and Chap- 
ter of Westminster. 
Earlier wills (1310) exist in Muni- 
ments of Westminster Abbey. 
See List in Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. 
IV. p. 197. 
Royal Peculiar of St. Katherine. 
Court of Husting. 
Abstracts of these wills have been 
printed in two vols, by the muni- 
cipality, 1889-1890. but they are 
not absolutely perfect, and origi- 
nals should be seen in all im- 
portant cases. 

Lambeth Pal- \ 
ace Library. \ 

to 1644 

Somerset House. 1361 

Somerset House. 1374 
Somerset House. 1393 

Somerset House. 1537 

Somerset House. 1602 
Somerset House. 1564 

Somerset House. 1504 

Somerset House. 1729 

Guild Hall. 


iRiONETH. Consistory of St. Asaph. St. Asaph. 1565 

Consistory of Bangor. Bangor. 1634 

DDLESEX. Archdeaconry of Middlesex^Essex 
and Herts. 
(Has 29 parishes In Middx.) 

Dean and Chapter of St. Pauls. 

Consistory of I^ndon. 

Commissary of London. 
(Has 43 parishes in Middlesex.) 

Royal Peculiar of Dean and Chap- 
ter of Westminster. 

Peculiar of Croydon. 
(See Court of the Arches of Lon- 
don, etc.) 

Somerset House. 1564 

Somerset House. 1537 
Somerset House. 1361 
Somerset House. 1374 

Somerset House. 
Somerset House. 



Retearch in England. 


Monmouth. Consistorial of Llandaff. 
CoDsistorial of Hereford. 
Archdeaconry of Brecon. 
(Has 2 parishes in Monmonth.) 

MoNTGOMEBT. Consistorj of Bangor. 

Consistory of St. Asaph, 

(See note under Denbigh.) 
Consistorial of Hereford. 
Archdeaconry of Brecon. 

(Has 2 parishes in Montgomery.) 

Norfolk. Consistory of Norwich. 

Includes Pecallar of Thorpe next 

See Early Norfolk wills (1370- 
1383) in Norf. Antiquarian Mis- 
cellany, by W. Rye, i, 346. List 
of Foreigners* wills in Norwich 
Courts in Huguenot Soc, i, pt. 
li, 194. See also D'Ewes Coll. 
in Brit. Mus., Harl. MS 10. 
Archdeaconry of Norfolk. 
Archdeaconry of Norwich. 

This Court includes that of the 
Commissary of the Bishop and 
the Official of the Archdeacon 
within the Archdeaconry, and 
also the Peculiars of Castle Ri- 
sing and Great Cressingham. 





St Asaph. 








Dean and Chapter of Norwich. Norwich. 


Kings Lynn Red Book. Kings Lynn, 

See Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. XI, Town Hall. 


App. pt. lii, pp. 152-231. 

Kings Lynn Rolls of Wills. Kings Lynn, 

See list and abstracts in the Hist. Town Hall. 


MSS. Com. Rep. XI, App. pt. 

iii, pp. 211,234. 

Borough of Great Yarmouth Rolls. Yarmouth, 

Filed wills and deeds touching Town Hall. 


tenements in Yarmouth. 

Northampton. Consistory of Peterborough. Peterborough. 


Archdeaconry of Northampton. Northampton. 


See printed index of wills to 

1662, British Record Society.vol. 

i, 1888. The administratious in 

this Court are in Act Books and 

not indexed. 

Prebend of Nassington. Peterborough. 
Peculiar of Banbury. Somerset House. 


, 173^^ 

Has Parish of Kings Sutton only, 

in Northampton. 

Halmote of Iligham Ferrers. Town Hall. 


See Hist. MSS. Com. ^ep. XII, 

App. pt. ix, pp. 630, for partial 


Peculiar of Duddington. Lincoln. 


Prebend of Gretton. Lincoln. 


Consistory of Lincoln. Lincoln. 


(See note under Lincoln.) 


Research in England, 


Registers of Bishops of Lincoln. 
(See note ander Lincoln.) 



Exchequer Grate- 
way, Lincoln. 1320 

Consistory of Durham. Durham. 

Dean and Chapter of Durham. Durham. 

(See note ander Durham.) 
Peculiar of Hexamshire and Ripon. York. 
Prebend of Tockeriugton. York. 



( Southwell. 
\ Nottingham. 

Exchequer and Prerogative Com't 
of York. 

(Most of the Notts, wills are to be 
found in the Exchequer Court of 
Dean and Chapter of York. 
(Has 6 parishes in Notts.) 
Peculiar of Chapter of Collegiate 
Church of Southwell. 
See Camden Soc, N. S. vol. xMii, 
p. 96, 1891, for wills, 1472 to 
Manor Court of Mansfield. 
Manor of Gringley-on-the-Hill, or 
Bawtry Hill. 

From 1668 to 1739 wills are in pos- 
session of Cartwright and Wal-' 
ker, of Bawtry. Some earlier 
rolls are in the Society of Anti- 
quaries at London. 
Peculiar of Kinoulton. 
Prebend of Apesthrope. 
Prebend of Bole. 
Peculiar of Edwinstown. 
Index printed in Northern Gene- 
alogist, I, 20. 
Register of Chapter Acts of Southwell Min- f 
Southwell Cathedral. ster Library. \ 

See Hist. MSS. Com. Rep. XII, 
App. pt. Ix, p. 640-44, for list of 
wills to 1547. 


i Bawtry. 









to 1670 

Somerset House. 1736 

FORD. Consistory of Oxford. Somerset House. 1544 

Archdeaconry of Oxford. Somerset House. 1543 

Peculiar of Monks Risborough 

and Newington. 

(Has 2 parishes in Oxford.) 
Peculiar of Banbury. 
Peculiar of Dorchester. 

(Has 10 parishes in Oxford.) 
Peculiar of Thame. 
Manor Court of Sibford. 

(Has parish of Swalcliff only.) 
Peculiar of Langford. 
Chancellors Court of Oxford 

University. Oxford Universi- 

Index printed by John Griffith, ty. 1434 

1862. ^ 

Somerset House. 
Somerset House. 

Somerset House. 
Somerset House. 



Somerset House. 1607 


Research in England. 


Registers of Bishops of Lioooln. 
See note under Lincoln. 

Consistory of Lincoln. 
(See note ander Lincoln.) 

Pembroke. Consistorial Episcopal of St. 

Radnor. Consistorial Episcopal of St. 

Archdeaconry of Brecon. 

Rutland. Consistorial Court of Peter- 

Archdeaconry of Northampton 
and Deanery of Rutland. 
See index with Archdeaconry of 
Northampton, In British Record 
Society, voL i, 1888. 

Peculiar of Empingham. •< 

Registry of Bishop and Dean 

and Chapter of Lincoln. 
Prebend of Ketton. 
Prebend of Liddington. 

Prebend of Nassington. -j 

Registers of Bishops of Lincobi. 
See note under Lincoln. 

Consistory of Lincoln, etc. 
See note under Lincoln (before 

Salop. Consistory of Lichfield. 

See note under Stafford. 

Royal Peculiar of Bridgenorth. 

Peculiar of Build was Abbey. 

Peculiar of Wombridge. 

Royal Peculiar of Shrews- 
bury St Mary. 

Prebend of Prees or Pipe 

Manor Court of Longdon-upon- 

Manor Court of Tyrley. 

Manor Courts of Ellesmere, Cole- 
mere, Hampton and Lineal. 

Consistory of Hereford. 

Consistory of St. Asaph. 
See note under Denbigh. 

Palmers' Guild of Ludlow. 
Contains only 84 wills in all. 

Corporation of Shrewsbury. 
A few wills. See Hist. MSS. 
Com. Rep. XV, App. pt. x, p. 

Exchequer Gate- 
way, Lincoln. 1320 
Lincoln. 1507 





Peterborough. 1608 
Northampton. I ^J^J J 

Lincoln. 1669 to 1744 
Peterborough. 1748 

Lincoln. 1534 

Leicester. 1574 

Leicester. 1669 

Lincohi. 1660 


Exchequer Gate- 
way, Lincoln. 1320 
Lincobi. 1507 



Lichfield and 


St. Asaph. 

Town Hall. 
Town Hall. 











Hesetarch in England. 


Consistory of Worcester. Worcester. 

See note ander Worcester* 
Peculiar of Little Hereford and 

Asliford CarliotielL Hereford. 

(Parish of Ashford only.) 

Somerset. Consistory of Bath and Wells. 

In M i] hi [3 in < » r Somerset Arch. Soc., 
at Taunton, is a small vol. of 
early wills belon^nf; to this 
Court. See x^lso Abfltraetn of 
Wells Wills. 1528-1636, by W. P. 
Weaver, 1890. 

Archdeaconry of Taunton* 
The wills are registered, bat no in- 
dex exists before 1693, 

Consistory of Bristol. 
(Has I parish* Abbots Leigh, in 

CoiiBistorial ArcMdiaconal of 

Consistorial Decanal Court 

Dean and Cha]>ter of We lis. 

Peculiar of SulvDeaji. 

Peculiar of Chancellor. 

Peculiar of Precentor. 

Peculiar of Banwell. 

Prebend of Ashill. 

Prebend of Buckland Dinham. 

Prebend of Compton Bishop. 

Prebend of Compton Dundon. 

Prebend of Cudwonh. 

Prebend of East llarptree. 

Prebend of EsLSton-in-Gordsao* 

Prebend of Hazlebere. 

Prebend of Henstridge. 

Prebend of Ilton. 

Prebend of Litton. 

Prebend of M. Dot.- u mans. 

Prebend of Timberscombe. 

Prebend of WiittOD* 

Prebend of West Lydford. 

Prebend of West Lydiard. 

Prebend of Wliitelaekinirton, 

Prebend of Whitham Friary. 

Prebend of Wyvelscombe* 

Prebend of Yatton, 

Peculiar of Chancellor, Eings- 
bnry Episcopi* 

Royal Peculiar of llminster. 

Great Orphan Books. 
(Have a few Somerset wills.) 

Prebend of Forthington and 
Abstracts of Somersetshire Wills by 



































































Somerset House. 1660 
Rev. F. Brown, printed 

294 The Cotton Family. [July, 

in 6 vols., by F. A. Crisp, 1887-90, contain wills from 
the P. C. C, Consistory of Wdls and Archdeaconry of 

[To be concluded.] 


By Frank Ethridob Cotton, A.B., of Wobum, Mass. 

Except some very fragmentary outlines of the Rev. John Cotton's line, 
very little has been published concerning the families of this name. For 
many years Mr. NaUianiel Cotton of Cambridge, Mass. [35-i], patiently 
collected records and traced many lines. An honest and intelligent seeker 
after truth, he did more than any other toward a good genealogy of the 
American Cottons. None of his work was put in print, but the compiler 
of this article has had the benefit of his faithful labors, and desires the co- 
operation of all interested in any family of this name, in the effort to com- 
plete the work so well begun by him. 

The prominence of the Rev. John Cotton and his immediate descendants 
in early New England history has led many to claim descent from him, 
who belong to other families, not connected in any way with his, so i^r as 
known. In many families, indeed, this belief has existed for so many 
generations that it is very hard for some to accept the truth. In reality 
Uiere are many independent families of the name in this country. Un- 
doubtedly the most numerous to-day is the one whose early records are 
presented in this article ; its nearest competitor being that of the Rev. John 

1. William^ Cotton of Strawberry Bank (now Portsmouth, N. H.), 
on the " last day of March in y® year of our Lord God one thousand six 
hundred & fifty," bought of Anthony Brackett his dwelling house and 
farm, " situate at Strawberry Bank, next unto y® house of Walter Abbott 
along by y® water side.*' This is the earliest record found of the ancestor 
of more than half the New England Cottons. Of his origin we know 
nothing. The deliberate destruction, by the early town officers, of the first 
book of town records, in 1652, may have deprived us of information upon 
this point. 

Among the associates of Gorges and Mason in the Laconia Company, 
under whose auspices were made the first permanent settlements at Straw- 
berry Bank and vicinity, were John and William Cotton, merchants, of 
London, sons of Sir Allan Cotton, Lord Mayor of London in 1625-6, and 
their brother-in-law and nephew, Thomas and Eliezer Eyre. Though 
neither of them came to New England, and their interest in the Company 
was sold to Mason in 1634 (at which time William Cotton was deceased), 
it seems surely a plausible supposition that William Cotton of Strawberry 
Bank may have been of the same family. 

Another theory connects him with the family of Sampson Cotton of 
London, whose daughter Elizabeth was the wife of Edmund Sheaf e, an- 
cestor of the Portsmouth Sheaf es. (See Waters's Gleanings, Vol. 1, p. 
345.) No proof of either connection, however, has yet been discoyered. 

1904.] The Cotton Family. 295 

T^llliam^ Cotton married Elizabeth, daughter of William and Honor 
Ham. William Ham came probably from Devonshire, in a fishing venture 
to the coast of Maine, whence, in 1636, he came to Portsmouth, or possibly 
first to the Isles of Shoals and soon after to Portsmouth. 

William Cotton died in 1678, and his property was distributed, by pro- 
bate order of Dec. 29th in that year, among six children. The date of his 
wife Elizabeth's death is not known, but she survived him. 
Children : 
2. 1. John,* the eldest son ; d. 1714. 
8. ii. William, d. 1737. 

ill. Solomon, a grantee, with his brother William, in a deed by William 

Ham, May 16, 1671. He probably d. before his father. 
iv. Sarah, m. Edward Beale, mariner, of New Castle, who d. in 1706, 
leaving four children : Johtit Sarah (wife of William Wayne of 
Boston), JSlizabethy and Martha. 
V. Thomas, a minor in 1678 ; d. before Sept. 27, 1706, as shown by 

deed of Edward Beale. 
vi. JosKPH, a minor in 1678 ; does not again appear in records. 

4. vii. Bknjamin, a minor in 1678 ; d. 1724. 

2. John' Cotton ( William}), bom probably in Portsmouth, about 1650, 
was the eldest son, receiving a double portion in the distribution of 
his father's estate. He was a farmer in Portsmouth. His wife was 
Sarah, daughter of William Hearle, or Earl, of Portsmouth. Wil- 
liam Hearle, in his will, dated May 17, 1689, left all his property 
to his son-in-law John Cotton and <' his wiff my daughter Sarah^" 
to go after their death to their oldest son William Cotton. John 
Cotton died in 1714, his will being dated Sept. 14 and proved Dec. 
9, in that year. His wife Sarah survived him. On Dec. 13, 1716, 
Henry Nicholson of Williamsburg, Va., was married, in Portsmouth, 
to Sarah Cotton, but whether she was the widow or daughter of 
John Cotton, or the daughter of his brother William, has not been 
Children : 

5. 1. WnxiAM.* 

6. ii. Solomon, d. 1764. 

7. iii. John, d. 1723. 

8. iv. Thomas, d. 1770. 

V. Elizabkth, m. George Thompson before Aug. 8, 1707, when she 
united with the North Church in Portsmouth. George Thomp- 
son, perhaps their son, with wife Elizabeth, had children bapt. in 
Portsmouth between 1722 and 1729. 

vi. Mary, m. Moses Paul. Their children, Moses and Mary, were bap- 
tized Aog. 8, 1707, when she united with the North Church. 

vii. Joanna, m. John (?) Jones, and removed to Scarborough, Me. 
Their dau. Mary became the wife of Lieut. Samuel Libby of 
Scarborough. Nathaniel Jones, possibly their son, with wife Jo- 
anna, had children bapt. in Portsmouth between 1733 and 1746. 

viii. Sarah, unmarried in 1714; may have m. Henry Nicholson, in 1716. 
See account of her mother. 

Ix. Hannah, m. Dec. 2, 1708, John Mead of Stratham. One child, 
Abigail, was living in 1722. 

X. Abigail, lived with her sister Hannah at Stratham, and d. there In 
1722, unmarried. 

xl. Margarkt, m. Jan. 30, 1714-16, Moses Caverly of Portsmouth. 
Five children, William^ Moses, John, Thomas and Hannahy are 
given in the Caverly Genealogy. 

xli. Susanna, m. May 27, 1722, William Toung. She was previously 
betrothed to Ebenezer Walllngford of Dover, who d. In Aug. or 
Sept., 1721, making her executrix and principal legatee of his 

296 The Cotton Family. [J11I7, 

3. William^ Cotton ( WiOiam^) was a tanner in Portomoutliy a man of 
considerable property and influence, and a member of the New 
Hampshire Provincial Assembly. He is styled in yarioas deeds, 
"tanner," "innholder," "yeoman," and "gentleman." He was 
married aboat 1678 or 1679. The samame of his wife, Abigail, 
has not been ascertained. Some have supposed that she was a sister 
of Capt, Stephen Greenleaf of Newbury, because in a deed he is 
called " brother-in-law " by William Cotton ; but as the same deed 
contains a different explanation of the term "brother-in-law," there 
seems no good reason for thinking that she was a Greenleaf. She 
was living July 13, 1733, when William Cotton made his will, but 
deeds executed by him in 1736 do not have her signature. On 
July 28, 1736, he deeded all hb real estate in Portsmouth to his 
son Thomas, on condition that he pay the legacies mentioned in the 
will referred to above. William Cotton died in 1737. His will 
was proved June 6, 1737. 

Children, the first seven of whom were baptized Aug. 19, 1696 : 

9. 1. WiixiAM,» b. 1679 or 1680; d. Feb. 38, 1717-18. 

11. John. Nothing known of him after 1696. 

Hi. Elizabbth, m. July 81, 1707, William, son of William and Elizabeth 
(Langdon) Femald of Kittery. He was a shipwright in Kittery, 
b. May 11, 1686, and d. Jan. 12, 1727-8. She d. in 1761. Children : 

Mary, b. Mar. 13, 1711, m. Mendum; WUliam, b. Feb. 19, 

1718; John; Elizabeth, m. Joseph Lowd; George; probably also 

Iv. Joseph. Nothing known of him after 1696. 

V. Abigail, m. John Hardison, between 1717 and 1720. (William 
Cotton deeded a house and land to his dau. Abigail Cotton, Oct. 
30, 1717.) Children: Mary, bapt. Dec. 4, 1720; Stephen, bi^t. 
July 21, 1723. 
10. vi. Thomas, d. 1745. 

vii. Mart, b. 1696; m. in June, 1715, Stephen, son of Capt. Stephen and 
Elizabeth (Gerrish) Greenleaf of Newbury, b. Oct. 21, 1690. She 
d. May 29, 1733; and he m. (2) Anne, dau. of Rev. John and Mary 
(Batter) Emerson, by whom be had three sons and a daughter. 
Children, by wife Mary: Sarah, bapt. Apr. 16, 1716; Elizabeth, 
bapt. Feb. 2, 1717-18 ; Abigail, bapt. Apr. 30, 1720; William, bapt. 
Feb. 8, 1722; Stephen, bapt. Oct. 16, 1724; John, bapt. Dec. 25, 
1726 ; and Mary, bapt. Mar. 16, 1729. 

viii. Sakaii, bapt. Apr. 18, 1697; does not again appear, unless she was 
the Sarah who m. Henry Nicholson, Dec. 13, 1716. 

4. Benjamin* Cotton ( William^) was a " house carpenter " in Ports- 
mouth. After his father's death, in 1678, he was placed under the 
guardianship of "Mr. John Hunkin." His wife Elizabeth signed 
deeds iu 1701 and 1715, and was assigned a pew in the meeting 
house as early as 1693. He died in 1724, and his estate was ad- 
ministered by his four sons-in-law. 
Children : 

I. Sarah,' m. (1) Dec. 20, 1716, Capt. Thomas Waldron of Ports- 

mouth, who d. in 1725; m. (2) Samuel, son of John and Elizabeth 
(Munden) Pickering of Portsmouth. She d. in 1752. By her first 
husband she had sons Thomas (d. before 1752), and John; and by 
her second husband she had Mary (m. Samuel Tobey of Ports- 
mouth) , Sarah, and Samuel, 

II. Mary, m. in June, 1715, Matthew Nelson of Portsmouth. Children : 

Matthew (probably ; a Matthew Nelson had children bapt. In 1737 

1904.] The Cotton Family. 297 

and 1740 in South Church), Elizabeth, m. Philip Babb of Forts- 
moath ; and Jamea, 

iii. Elizabeth, m. Dec. 1, 1716, Nathaniel Peverly of Portsmouth, a 
** house carpenter," Children : Abigail, bapt. Oct. 8, 1724; pos- 
iribly also WilHamj Thomas, Nathaniel, Mary and Elizabeth. 

iT. Deborah, m. Sept. 24, 1719, John Deyorson of Portsmouth. Chil- 
dren: JoAn, bapt. Dec. 4, 1720; Abigail, bapt. Nov. 11, 1722; 
ThomaSy bapt. May 2, 1725 ; Benjamin, bapt. Nov. 19, 1727 ; and 
Sarah, bapt. May 81, 1780. 

5. William* Cotton {John,^ WHUam^) was a " gunsnaith " in Ports- 

mouth. He married iu Boston, Nov. 6, 1699, Anne, daughter of 
Ralph and Susanna Carter of Boston. One child, Saraky^ was bom 
in Boston, Aug. 11, 1702, of whom nothing further is known. 

6. Solomon* Cotton (John,^ William^) was a shipwright, living, for 

some time after his first marriage, in Kittery. then in Portsmouth 
until after his second marriage. He then kept an '< ordinary " at 
Greenland until 1727, in which year he moved to Stratham, being 
an inn holder there until nearly the close of his life. He married, 
first, May 14, 1702, Margaret, daughter of William and Elizabeth 
(Langdon) Femald of Kittery, born Mar. 27, 1681, died Jan. 12, 
1719-20 (or possibly 1718-19) ; and married second, Dec. 3, 1721, 
Judith, daughter of John and Sarah (Martyn) Cutt of Portsmouth, 
and widow of Joseph Purmort, son of Philemon. She was bom 
in Portsmouth, July 10, 1683, and died in Stratham, Mar. 5, 1744. 
• Solomon Cotton retumcd, a few years later, to Portsmouth, where 
he died in 1755. His will was dated Mar. 25, 1754, and proved 
Mar. 27, 1755. 
Children : 

i. Jane,* m. (Int. rec. at Kittery, Feb. 16, 1727-8) Stephen Pendergrass. 
They lived in Durham, N. H. He made his will Aug. 31, 1753. 
She survived him. Children : Margaret, Stephen, Edmund, Ann, 
Solomon, Bridget and John. 

ii. Elizabeth, m. Dec. 27, 1722, Capt. William, son of Edward and 
Elizabeth (Tucker) Cate of Greenland, N. H. They moved to 
Barrlngton, about 1730. She was living in 1764. Children : Mar- 
garet, b. In Greenland, Sept. 29, 1723 ; Elizabeth, b. in Greenland, 
Apr. 4, 1725; Solomon, b. in Greenland, Nov. 12, 1727; William, 
bapt. In Dover, Oct. 6, 1734 ; Sarah, bapt. In Dover, Feb. 15, 1739 ; 
John, bapt. in Dover, June 14, 1741 ; possibly others. Another 
William Cate was living In Greenland at the same time, and had 
children baptized there. 

11. iii. John, b. July 17, 1712 ; d. Nov. 6, 1778. 

iv. Sarah, m. Nov. 20, 1744, at Boston, Mass., Isaac, son of John and 
Mary (Woodle) Daffome, b. In Boston, Nov. 30, 1680, and died 
there Apr., 1760. Children : Isaac, b. Oct. 19, 1746; probably d. 
before 1760; John, b. May 13, 1749, a painter, d. 1787. 

12. V. Joseph, bapt. June 24, 1716, ; d. 1800. 

13. vl. Benjamin, bapt. Dec. 21, 1718. 

vli. Solomon, bapt. Mar. 10, 1722-23; probably d. young. 

7. John* Cotton {John^^ William}) was a butcher in Portsmouth, in 
partnership with John Downing. He married, May 6, 1714, Eliz- 
abeth, daughter of Timothy Davis of Portsmouth. She signed a 
deed with her husband in 1720. He died in 1723, and administra- 
tion on his estate was granted to William Cotton and John Davis. 

298 The Cotton Family. [July, 

The widow, Elizabeth, probably married second, Aug. 16, 1725, 
John Gilden of Kittery. 
Children : 

I. JoHN,^ b. aboat 1715, bapt. Aug. 28, 1720; probably d. early. 

ii. William, b. probably, Dec. 11, 1717, bapt. Aag. 28, 1720; was a 
shipwright in Portsmouth ; m. May 6, 1741, Esther, dau. of Samp- 
son and Sarah Babb of Portsmouth, who was bapt. there, Feb. 
26, 1720-21. 

ill. EuzABETH, b., probably, June 16, 1720, bapt. Aug. 28, 1720; m. 
(int. rec. in Kittery, Mar. 1, 1739) Geoi^e Knight of Kittery, a 

14. iv. Timothy, b., probably, in 1721; d. 1769. 
V. Mary, b., probably, Mar. 6, 1723-4. 

8. Thomas' Cotton (John,^ William^) was a " joiner " in Portsmouth 

and Gloucester. He married at Gloucester, Mass., July 28, 1718, 
Comfort, daughter of John and Ruth (Wheeler) Riggs of Glouces- 
ter, who was born there. May 3, 1698. Thomas Cotton made his 
will Jan. 2, 1768, and it was proved Sept. 7, 1770. 
Children : 

i. Comfort,* b. at Gloucester, in 1719 ; m. Aug. 25, 1738, William, son 
of Samuel Wallis of Rye. Children : Samuel, William (b. 1742), 
and Spencer. She died before 1768. 

II. Sarah, b. at Gloucester, in 1721 ; m. June 25, 1741, Thomas, son of 

Thomas and Mary Seavy of Portsmouth. 

iii. Ruth, b. at Gloucester, In 1722; m. Ayers. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. at Greenland, in 1724; m. John Sherburne. 

15. V. Thomas, b. at Greenland, In 1726; d. Sept»24, 1803. 

vl. Mary, b. at Greenland, in 1728 ; m. Richard Tarleton, probably son 

of Ellas and Mary, of New Castle and Portsmouth, 
vli. Abigail, b. at Greenland, in 1730; d. before 1768. 
viii. John, b. at Greenland, In 1732 ; d. In Infancy. 
Ix. John, b. at Greenland, In 1733; d. before 1768. 
X. Martha, b. at Greenland, in 1736 ; d. before 1768. 

16. xi. William, b. at Greenland, in 1736; d. Aug. 27, 1812. 

17. xii. Adam, b. at Rye, in 1738; d. about 1830. 

18. xiii. Nathaniel, b. at Rye, in 1740; d. Feb., 1785. 

9. William* Cotton ( WiUiam^^ William^), called Captain, was bom in 

Portsmouth in 1679 or 1680. He was a tanner in Portsmouth, and 
was an active and prosperous man. He was married in Boston, 
Oct. 31, 1706, by the Rev. Cotton Mather, D.D., to Elizabeth, 
youngest daughter of George and Elizabeth Clark of Boston and 
Roxbury. She was bom in Boston, Nov. 12, 1686. Capt. William 
Cotton died in Portsmouth, Feb. 28, 1717-18. The widow married 
second, James Clarkson, by whom she had sons Andrew, James and 
Walter. She died in Portsmouth, Mar. 10, 1746. Mr. Clarkson 
afterward married Mrs. Sarah Holland of Boston, and died in Oct, 
Children : 

19. i. John,* b. 1707; d. Sept., 1759. 

ii. Abigail, m. Sept., 1729, Rev. Willapd Hall of Westford, Mass., son 
of Stephen and Grace (Willis) Hall of Medford. He was bom 
Mar. 11, 1703; graduated at Harvard College, 1722; was ordained 
at Westford, Nov. 15, 1727; and died Mar. 14, 1779. Mrs. HaU 
died Oct. 20, 1789. Children : Willard, Elizabeth, AbigaU, Ann, 
Mary, Martha (d. young), Stephen (see 20-y.), Willis, Jo9iah or 
Isaiah, Martha, and Orace, (See ** Halls of New England.") 

1904.] Fourth Church of Guilford, Conn. 299 

20. iii. WILLIAH, b. 1710; d. Dec. 8, 1768. 

iv. Elizabkth, b. 1712; m. at Portsmouth, Jnly 15, 1731, Thomas, son 
of Samuel and Mary (Evans) Hart, who was b. Aug. 80, 1708. 

She d. Sept. 18, 1761 ; and he m. (2) Anna . He d. in Aug., 

1786. Children: Elizabeth, bapt. May 9, 1732, d. Sept., 1796; 
Mary, bapt. Mar. 7, 1736; Ann, bapt. Jan. 1, 1737-8, d. Nov. 22, 
1802; Willtam, bapt. July 29, 1739; Abigail, bapt. Nov., 1742; 
Lydia, bapt. Apr. 13, 1746; and James, bapt. Mar. 3, 1760-61. 

V. Mary, m. Jackson. She was called Mary Jackson in the 

settlement of the estate of her step-father, James Clarkson. A 
Mary Cotton m. at Dorchester, Mass., Mar. 26, 1730, Christopher 

vi. Martha, m. (1) Obadlah Marshall of Portsmouth, b. 1709, d. Sept. 
12, 1746, by whom she had Obadiah, and a dau. who m. and left 
issue, but d. before 1782 ; and m. (2) as bis second wife, Edward^ 
son of Edward and Elizabeth (Tucker) Cate of Portsmouth. 

[To be continued.] 

CONN. 1743-1788. 

Communicated by Mrs. Hbnrt Eliot Fowlbr, of Guilford. 

These records cover three pastorates. During the intermediate 
times, no records seem to have been kept. The book from which the 
following entries are taken was commenced by Rev. James Sproutt, 
who was hired to preach in the Church for three months, and was 
called in Dec, 1742. He did not immediately accept, but finally 
was ordained Aug. 16, 1743. He was what was called a " New-light 
Congregationalist," and became very popular, receiving several calls 
to prominent churches. In the autumn of 1768 he accepted a call 
from the Second Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, where he was 
ordained in Mar., 1769. He died in Philadelphia, Oct. 18, 1793. 

At the Fourth Church a period of candidating followed Mr. 
Sproutt's dismission, until Rev. Daniel Brewer (Yale, 1765) was 
settled, in Sept., 1771. Not long after his settlement he became a 
Sandemanian, and was dismissed in 1775. No account of a minis- 
ter, except a reference to a Rev. Mr. Smith, appears until Aug., 
1784, when it was voted to hire Rev. Beriah Hotchkin to preach 
for six months, and he was ordained in Aug., 1785. He was 
dismissed in Mar., 1789, and no further attempt was made to settle 
a minister in the Church, though meetings were held. In May, 1809, 
the Connecticut legislature transferred twenty-four members from 
the Fourth to the First Church, and that action virtually ended the 
Society. " The existence of the society was one long struggle against 
misfortune and opposition and, except under Mr. Sproat [Sproutt], 
it seems never to have enjoyed prosperity." (Steiner's "History of 
GuUford," p. 339.) 

VOL. LVUI. 19 


Fourth Church of Gfuil/ord, Conn. 


Records of the Fourth Church in GuUfordj kept by Rev. James Sprauit 
who was ordained August 16^, 1743. 

Ministers present at ordination. 
The Rev. Peter Thatcher, Pastor of Church in Middletown 
John Owen 
Jonathan Parsons 
Ebenezer Wheelock 
Benjamin Pumroy 
Joseph Bellamy 

Mr. Peter Thatcher Ju°, Middletown Mr. John Lee 

" Ebenezer Sproutt G — " Thomas Woodward 

" ** Avery " Hez. Gaylord 

" Reynold Marvin 

An account of those Persons that were of this Church Before My Ordina- 
tion — viz. 











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" Groton 

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« Lyme 

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" Seabrook 

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'* Hebron 

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" Woodbridge 


/Andrew Ward Esq"^ 

\Caleb Leete 

(Samuel Crettendon 
' /Peletiah Leete 

\ [?] Bentun 
Males Samuel Norton 

Nathanel Hall 

Ebenez' Stone 

Daniel Parmele 

Thomas Norton 

Caleb Stone 

Dan^ Evarts 

Dan^ Edwards 
Deacon Dan^ Bentun 

Seth Morse 

Ebenezer Bentun Jun*" 

Abraham Hochkifh 

Daniel Leete 

John Morfs 

Ebenezer Shelley dismif'd to 
the !■* Church in Guilford 

Samuel Ward 

John Ward 

John Stone 

Caleb Jones 

! Deb' Ward 
Rachell Norton 
Mindwell Crettenden 
Anna Parmelee 
Abigail Bentun 
Females r Elizabeth Bentun 
Abigail Leete 
Elizabeth Fowler Jun' 
Sarah Stone 
^ Bebecka Hall 
Hannah Davice 
Martha Stone — Abraham 
.Mary Stone — Benja 
( Hannah Hockifh 
} Hannah Morfs of Jn*» 
( Abigail Leete 

Comfort Shelley 
Lucy Ward 
Sarah Stone Jun' 
Ana Hubbard of Dan^ 
Submit Evarts 
Hannah Leete of Sam* 
Elizabeth Jones of Caleb 

/Deborah Leete 
' Rebecka Bentum 
I Rhody Leete of Dan* 
) Obedience Spencer 
fLoice Morfs 
JLucy Morfe 
[Submit divert of Thos 
Mercy Leete 
\Lucy Edwards 


Fourth Church of Guilford^ Conn. 


AdmiUed into /uB ■Cammunian Since I was Ordained. 

Dec 25 1748 Peter a negro servant 
march j® f Zephaniah Hatch 
43 ( Timothy Evarte 
Mathias Hall 
Caleb Leete Jan' 

March I 25 Beriah Byfhop 
1753 I 29 Justus HaU 
May 30 1754 Moses Hatch 
Dec 25 1757 Peletiah Leete Jun' 
Jan 29 1758 Samuel Eirkum 
March 26 1758 David Norton 
May 28 1758 Timothy Leete 

Elias Cadwell Jun' 
Robert Hendry 

June 24 1759 
Anno Dom^ 

Oct 28 1759 

Elias Cadwell 
Benjamin Hickox 
1762 Recomended from the 

Chh in Farmington 


1762 Capt Joseph Bartlett re- 
Apr. 4*^ comended from the Chh 
at Durham Accepted 

Feb 26 1764 
Oct 28 1764 

Isaac Penfield 
John Hall 

Feb 23 

Levi Leete 

1766 Robert Griffing Recomended 
from the Chh at Weathers- 
field Accepted 

( Rhoda Parmele \ Dec 29 
( Mindwel Stone j 1743 
i ThankfuU Wolaston Jan 11 1743 
\ Sarah Sproutt Jan 30, 1745/6 
( Martha Smith March y« 1748 
Females [first name blotted so it 
cannot be read] 
( Jane Smith Nov 1 17 
} Pamell Dewolfe Nov — 
( Lucy Hall March 25 
Hannah Brown Apr 25 
Abigail Stone Mar 27. 1751 
, Sarah Byshop Apr 24 1757 
Lidia Leete Dec 25, 1757 
Rebecka Meigs '* " " 
Abigail Byshop Nov 25, 
1^ 1758 


I s ^Jane Hendiy 

/ Rece^ by 
\ Recomd- 
jation from 
( Urope 

Sarah Rowlifon July 29 

Ruth Cadwell Octo 28 
Rhoda Bifhop Mar 30 

i Sarah King alias Stone 
Recomended from a chh 
in Northampton — Ac- 
cepted 1760 
Mindwell Bartlet recom- 
mend from the Clih at 
Durham Accepted Apr 
4 1762 
Mary Stone Jan 27 176- 
Martha Cadwell Feb 24 

Naomy Handy Mar 31 

Anna Evarts wife of Timo- 
thy June 30 1765 
Anna Handey Nov 23 176- 
Anna Fosdick Ap' 27 176- 
Sarah Byfhop Aug^ 30 176- 
Lucy Frifby Sept 28 17— 

Contintiedpr Dan^^ Brewer 
Oct 1771 Andrew Norton was admitted into ye Church 
March 22 1772 Eber Norton, Reuben Stone, Dorothy Cruttenden, Be- 
thiah Leete were admitted into ye Church 

'302 Fourth Church of Ghiilford^ Conn. [Julj* 

April 26. 1772 Ruth Chittenden wife of Nathan Chittenden was admitted 

in to je Church. 
April 26 Randy Chittenden wm admitted 
May 1762 Widow Carine Stone " 
June 10 1785 James Corwin & John Groldsmith Reoomended from the 

Chh in Southold accepted. 
Octo 13 Thankful wife of Beriah Hochkin, recomended from the chh in 

Cornwall accepted 
Dec 25 John and Mary Davis was admitted 
Feb 20 1786 Sarah wife of Daniel Norton Jun' was admitted 
Apr 24 Mary Stone was admitted 
June 18 Clarina wife of Elias Cad well was admitted 
Sept 2*^* Sybil, wife of Nathan Chittenden junior was recomended from 

Chh in North Guilford accepted 
Nov 2°** Deborah wife of William Kirkum recommended from the 1* 

Chh in Branford. accepted. 
Dec 31 Rufus Norton, Deborah Gk)ldsmith & PoUe Norton were admitted 
Jan 28 1787 Ambrofe Chittenden was admitted 
Apr 1 Seth Stone, Rachel wife of David Crampton and Polle wife of 

Noah Stone were admitted 
May 27 Gideon Hoadley was admitted 
June 23 Elizabeth Norton was admitted 
Aucr 26 Ambrofe Leete was admitted 

[Extracts fbom Church Votes.] 

Apl 12 1749 Loice Morss alias Munger dismissed to Church of drd So- 
ciety in Woodbury 
Jany 17 1752 Ebenezer Bentun Junr dismissed to Church Cohabit [North 

March 19 1753 Justus Hall & Lucy his wife received from East Guil- 
May 31 1753 Deborah Leete alias Stone dismissed to 2nd Church in Kil- 

October 7 1764 David Norton dismissed to Church of Christ in North- 
Apl 3 1766 Timothy Leete dismissed to Church at Bedford 
Octobr 6 1766 Benjamin Hickox dismissed to Church in Hadline 
Sept 20 1767 Rebecka Meigs alias Ward dismissed to the Chh of Christ 
in Chester 

1774 Marthy Jones who was Martha Cadwell dismissed to Church of 

Merry's field 

1775 July 16 Mrs Roberd Griffin dismissed to Church of North Guilford 

1776 February 21 Isaaek Penfield dismissed to Church in Hart'sland 

A.D. 1743. A Record of the Baptisms of the Children of the Fourth So- 
ciety in Guilford pr James SprouU Clerk. 

August ye 25th 1743. Baptized* Jared & Lucy Leet Son & Daughter To 

Samll & Hannah Leet 
Ibid. Rhody Handey Daughter to Richard & Annah Handey 
August ye 28th 1743 Hannah Spencer Daughter to Stephen and Obedi- 
ence Spencer 

* The word ** baptized " in sabsequent entries is hereafter omitted. 

1904.] Fourth Ohutxh of Guilford, Gonn. 3Cf3 

Septbr ike 18Ui 1743 Obedience Parmelej Daughter to Joseph & Obedi- 
ence Parmelej 
Seth Hockiflh Son to Noah and Hannah Hochkifh 
October ye 30th 1743 Anna Ben tun Daughter to Daniell & Elizabeth Ben- 
January ye 29th 1743/4 John Hall Son to Justus & Lucy Hall 
Febury ye 20th 1744 £bar Son of Caleb & Rebecka Stone both of Guil- 
Septmbr ye 2nd 1744 Phineas Son of Caleb & Sarah Bentun both of Guil- 
October ye 29th 1744 Ruth ye Daughter to John and Hannah Morfs both 

of Guilford 
Feb ye 24 1745 Samuel the Son to Isaac and Hepzabeth Stow Both of 

March ye 31st 1745 Priscilla & Samuel Daughter & Son to EliBha& Eliza- 
beth Smith both of Guilford 
Septanbr ye Ist 1745 Patience the Daughter to Richard & Annah Handey 

of Guilford 
Ibid Robert the Son to Robert and Rhoda Griffing both of Guilford 
October ye 13th 1745 Noah the Son to John & Elizabeth Stone Both of 

Ibid Anne the Daughter to Samuel & Cyble Brester Both of Guilford 
Octobr ye 20th 1745 Elizabeth Hockifh Daughter to Noah & Hannah 

Hockifh Both of Guilford 
Octobr ye 17th 1745 Timothy Son to Stephen and Rachel Hand of Guil- 
Elizabeth Daughter to Daniell & Elizabeth Bentun 
Both of Guilford 
Feb ye 16th 1745/6 Zilla Daughter to Justus & Lucy Hall of Guilford 
Feb ye 23rd 1745/6 Obediah Son to Stephen and Obedience Spencer of 

Idem Isbell Daughter to Robert and Jane Hendry of Guilford 
March ye 22nd 1746 Ana Daughter to Daniell Bradeley of Guilford 
May 25th 1746 Ebenezer Son to Ebenezer and Ester Shelly of Guilford 
June the Ist 1746 Luchresa Daughter to Isaac and Submit Evarts of 

June the 29th 1746 Sarah The Daughter to James and Sarah Sproutt of 

October the 5th 1746 Olive the Daughter of Isaac and Hepzibath Stowe 

of Guilford 
October the 12th 1746 Beula the Daughter to John and Hannah Morfs, 

of Guilford 
October the 26th 1746 Hannah the Daughter to Zephaniah Sc Johannah 

Hatch of Guilford 
December ye 7th 1746 Solomon The Son of Solomon and Zyporah Leete 

of Guilford 
Feb ye 5th 1746/7 Rosseter Son to Robert and Rhoda Griffing of Guil- 
Parnel Daughter of Simeon and Pamell Dewolf of 
May 3rd 1747 Elizabeth Daughter of Elisha and Elizabeth Smith of Guil- 
June ye 28th 1747 Bela Son to James and Magret Benton of Guilford 

304 Fourth Church of Guilford, Otmn. [July, 

Octobr je 4tli 1747 Catherine the Daughter to Joseph & Obedience Par- 

mele of Guilford 
Octobr ye 11th 1747 Sarah the Daughter to Caleb & Bebecka Stone of 

Nov ye 22nd 1747 Samael James Sproutt Son to James & Sarah Sproutt 

of Guilford 
Idem Elias Hand Son to Stephen & Rachel Hand of Guilford 
Dec 27 1747 Matthias Son to Justus & Lucy Hall 
Janur 3 1747/8 Ester Daughter to Isaac and Hepzibeth Stow of Guilford 
Febu. 14 1747/8 Samuel Son to Nathanel & Mary Cruttenden of Guil- 
Febu. 28. 1747/8 Ambrose Son to Daniel and Rhoda Leete of Guilford 
March ye 20th 1748 Daniel Parmelee Son to Richard & Annah Handey 

of Guilford 
Mau the 1 1748 Jasper Son to Jasper and Mindwell Griffing of Guilford 
August the 7th 1748 Christopher the Son to Stephen & Obedience Spen- 
cer of Guilford 
Idem Naby Daughter to Zepheniah and Johanna Hatch of Guilford 
August ye 2dth 1748 Daniel Son to Daniel & Elizabeth Bentun of Guil- 

^ ford 

Septem ye 4th 1748 Mary Daughter to Samuel & Hannah Brown of Guil- 
Sept 18 1748 Loice the Daughter to John and Hannah Morfs of Guilford 
Octobr ye 9th 1748 Freelove the Daughter to Daniel & Freelove Brad- 
ley of Guilford 
Nov ye 13 1748 Robert Son to Robert & Jane Hendry of Guilford 
Decem ye 4th 1748 Bani Son to Joseph & PriscUla Bradley of Guilford 
Febury ye 1748/9 Lidia Daughter to Robert & Rhoda Griffing of Guil- 
March ye 25 1749 Thomas Son to Solomon & Zipora Leete of Guilford 
April ye 2nd 1749 Sarah Daughter to Timothy & Mary Mix of New Haven 
April ye 19th 1749 Roszilla Daughter to James & Margret Bentun of Guil- 
June 25 1749 Hannah the Daughter to James & Sarah Sproutt of Guil- 
August 27 1749 Samuel Son to Samuel & Cybil Brister of Guilford 

Nancy Daughter to Simeon & Parnel Dewolf of Guilford 
Sept 10 1749 Andrew Leete Son to Seth & Rachell Stone of Guilford 
Decembr ye 22nd 1749 Lucy Daughter to Justus & Lucy Hall of Guil- 
Feb ye 4th 1 749/50 Hannah & Loice Daughters to Noah & Hannah Hotch- 

Mardi ye 4th 1749/50 Lutlier Son to Joseph Parmelee Jun & Obedience 

His wife of Guilford 
Idem Mindwell Daughter to Jasper & Mindwell Griffing of Guilford 
April ye 1st 1750 Nabey Daughter to Stephen & Rachel Hand of Eoit 

April ye 8th 1750 Rachell Daughter to Isaac & Hepzibeth Stow of Guil- 
April 29th 1750 Sarah Daughter to Richard & Annah Handey of Guil- 
May 7 1750 Hannah Daughter to Samuell & Hannah Brown of Guilford 

(To be continued.) 


I'hctopraphcil hv the k:iutrus>nf Harvard University) 

1904.] Four Boston Families. 305 



By ViCTOB Cn.KWiso Sanborn, Esq., of Chicago, 111. 

Of the earlier schoolmasters in Boston, the names of Cheever, Tileston 
and Proctor are familiar ; hut the brothers Abiah and Samuel Holbrook are 
not so well known, and deserve some special mention. The Holbrook fam- 
ily has never been exhaustively treated, though Morse in his ^* Vinton 
Memorial " and '' Sherbom and Holliston " has laid a good foundation for 
future work. 

1 . Thomas^ 'Holbrook, the first in America, came on the Hopewell in 
1 635, and is recorded as a husbandman aged 34, from Broadway, co. Somer- 
set. He brought with him his wife, Jane, and four children, and settled in 
Weymouth, Mass. X>i his children>the oldest was 

2. Capt. John' Holbrook, of Weymodth, said on the ship list to have 
been 11 years old in 1635, but it appears from an affidavit in Suffolk Co. 
Deeds, vol. xiii., p. 350, that he was bom in 1618-9. He became a prom- 
inent man in the Colony, a large land holder, and a Captain in King Philip's 
war, held many offices, and was Representative often between 1 651 and 1674. 
He married three times, all his eleven children being probably by the second 
wife, Elizabeth Streame. One child was 

3. Samuel' JIodbrook, born about 1654, was a housewright in Wey- 
mouth. He married Lydia , who survived him and married second, 

Dea. Joseph Allen of Braintree, dying in 1745. Samuel died in 1 695, leav- 
ing seven children, one of whom was Samuel,* who married an aunt of Gov. 
Samuel Adams, and another was 

4. Abiah* Holbrook, bom in 1 695. He moved early to Boston, where 
his grandfather John had left him property. Abiah was a man of many oc- 
cupations ; a kegmaker by trade, for many years a watchman, and then a 
sexton or grave digger. His autograph appears in the " Memorial His- 
tory of Boston," vol. ii., p. 482, as master of a Watch- House in 1734. He 
was a member of the Old North Church, where he married, Oct. 3, 1717, 
Mary Needham,* and where his children were baptized. Abiah and his 
wife were both living in 1768, but when they died I know not. 

Children : 

5. 1. Abiah,* b. July 14, 1718. 

ii. ELiSHA,'b. Aug. 19, 1720, m. Lydia Dresser; moved to Klttery, Me. ; 
d. before 1768, leaving son Abiah,* who served as a boy on Capt. 
Daniel Waters's vessel In the Revolution, and later was a school- 
master in Boston. 

iii. Mary, bapt. Sept. 80, 1722 ; m. (1) Feb. 7, 1744, John Collins ; m. (2) 
Feb. 6, 1749, Jonathan, son of Benjamin and Susanna (Wardell) 

• If this Mary Needham were not Mary (Earle) the widow of John Needham, or Mary 
(Parkman) the widow of Daniel Needham, her ancestry may have been as follows: 

1. Edmund^ Needham, of l,ynn, 1639; m. Joan , b. 1610, d. 1674; d. May 16, 


2. Daniel* Needham, b. 1638; of Lvnn; m.Ruth Chadwell; d. 1717. 

3. EzekUP Needham, b. Mar. 13, l670; m in Boston, Mar. 10, 1696-6, PriscillaHalsey. 

4. Mary* Needham, b. in Boston, Apr. 8, 1701. 
From notes of Miss S. J. C. Needham of Roxbary. 

306 Four Boston Families. [July, 

iy. John, bapt. Jan. 80, 1724; d. young. 
V. Thomas, bapt. Mar. 26, 1727 ; d. young. 
6. vi. Samuel, bapt. May 18, 1729. 

vii. Ltdia, bapt. Sept. 19, 1781 ; m. Henry Traeman, in Boston. 

viii. Davjd, bapt. Aug. 12, 1733; d. young. 

ix. Elizabeth, bapt. Aug. 24, 1735; m. John Adams, Jr., in Boston. I 

have not his ancestry. 
X. Sarah, bapt. 1737 ; d. 1738. 
zi. Joseph, bapt. June 15, 1740; probably d. young, 
xli. Sai«ah, bapt. Sept. 27, 1741 ; d. young, 
xiii. Sarah, bapt. Sept. 27, 1743; d. young. 

5. Abiah^ Holbrook was born in Boston, July 14, 1718. We find in 
1741, " A Petition of mr. Abia Holbrook Jun^ desiring Liberty to Open a 
School, to teach Writing and Arithnaetick (he being bro*t Up thereto by 
M**. John Proctor and by him Recommended) — Read. Voted, that the said 
Holbrook be & hereby is Approved of, and has Liberty granted him ac- 
cordingly, to keep a School wthin this Town, etc" (Boston Rec. Com. 
Rept., No. 15, p. 292.) In 1742 he was chosen Usher of Mr. Proctor's 
North Writing School, and in 1743 Master of the South Writing School 
in place of Zechariah Hicks, transferred to the North Writing SchooL 
His salary was £200. old tenor, and he had more than 150 scholars. 

In 1744 he opened a school to teach the rules of psalmody. In 1745 his 
salary was increased to £300. old tenor, and thereupon he married and built 
himself a house, near his School, facing the Common. His wife was Re- 
becca (Burroughs) Jarvis, and they were married Mar. 20, 1745-6, by 
Rev. Joshua Gee of the Old North Church. Rebecca was the widow of 
John Jarvis, whom she had married in 1 740, and the daughter of Charles 
Burroughs of Charlestown. She was thus a granddaughter of the unfor- 
tunate Greorge Burroughs, sometime minister of Wells, who was hanged 
for witchcraft in 1692. 

In 1750, Abiah received a salary of £100. lawful money, and in 1758 
was allowed to frame a small building on the Common near his house. He 
had uo children, but seems to have adopted a niece, Rebecca Holbrook Gray 
(whether on his or his wife's side I know not), aud a nephew Abiah, whom 
he entered in the Latin School in 1769. In 1764 he joined the Old South 
Church, remaining a member there until his death. A faithful son, husband, 
and brother, Abiah intended his estate to support his parents and his widow 
during their lives, and at their deaths it was to be divided among his own 
brothers and sisters. His will, dated May 14, 1768, and proved Feb. 24, 
1769, in Suffolk Co. Wills, vol. 67, p. 377, bequeaths "unto my beloved 
Wife, Rebecca Holbrook, the whole and sole improvement of my estate, 
both real and personal, during her widowhood, for her comfortable support 
and maintenance," and instructs the Executrix " to pay out of my estate 
Forty Pounds lawful money per annum for the comfortable support of my 
honored parents during their natural life." It provides further, ** Upon the 
marriage or decease of my wife I then dispose of the remainder of my es- 
tate in manner and form following : I give to my nephew Abiah Hol- 
brook, son of my brother Elisha Holbrook, late of Eittery, deceased, an 
equal part or portion of my estate with my surviving brothers and sisters, 
among whom I would have my estate equally divided. I constitute and 
appoint Rebecca, my wife, sole Executrix to this my last Will and testa- 
ment. As to the curious Alphabet containing the Ten Commandments 
and other Scripture pieces, wrote in all the hands of Great Britaii^, io sev- 
eral different colors, with neat borders round the same which I did only for 

1904.] Four Boston Families. 307 

my amasement, thoagh seven years in completing them, I reserve onto my 
wife to dispose of them to the Curious, for her sole advantage, fearing she 
may not have a sufficiency for her support without them. At the lowest 
estimation I put them at £100 lawful money. And I desire that John Han- 
cock Esq. may have the first offer of them, as supposing he would be in- 
duced to purchase them only that they might be reposited in the Library of 
Harvard College, but by no means ever to be lent out to any person or per- 
sons whomsoever, but always to remain there to be seen by the curious, in 
such manner as the Governors of said College shall think proper." 

His widow, Rebecca, in whose behalf he had petitioned for an award from 
the Colonial Assembly because of the sufferings of her grandfather, enjoyed 
a reputation for prudence and honesty, but in the handUng of her husband's 
estate she seems to have exhibited the former attribute, rather than the 
latter. The principal item in Abiah's estate was the '^ Mansion House,'' 
which seems to have faced the Common on what is now Tremont Street, 
near Avery Street It was described as follows in 1794 : " West on Com- 
mon Street 137 feet. North on Common Street 85 feet, East 61 feet, thence 
North on Common Street (called Sheaf e's Lane) 27 feet 4 inches, thence 
East on land of R. Hewes 50 feet, thence South 149 feet." 

This valuable property, as shown by his will, Abiah designed should de- 
scend to his brothers and sisters, but Rebecca designed otherwise, and she 
proceeded as follows : 

She charged herself as Executrix with the personalty £227. 14. 8 
and with sundry receipts, 353. 16. 6 

A total of £581. 11. 2 

She said she had paid (and was allowed) 

debts of £502. 1. 7 

And she estimated other debts at 531. 2. 11 

A total due from the Estate, of £1033. 4. 6 

Deducting the assets as above 581. 11. 2 

Left still unsatisfied £451. 13. 4 

Thus Rebecca showed that apparently the real estate must be sold to 
make up a deficit. She first (October 4, 1771) obtained from the Superior 
Court an award of one-third of the real estate as her dower ; then ( December 
4, 1771) she sold as Executrix to John Sweetser, Jr., the other two-thirds 
(really worth £700.) for £306. In Mar., 1772, she sold her own third 
(worth £350.) for £182. In October, 1772, the obliging Sweetser recon* 
veyed the whole to Rebecca for £500. Thus the widow held in fee simple 
what she was intended to hold for life only, and on her death, in 1794, her 
executors sold the whole as if she had really owned it. 

Rebecca Holbrook's will, dated Dec 29, 1793, proved Jan. 20, 1794, iik 
Suffolk Co. Wills, vol. 92, p. 624, names " the five children of my late 
brother Samuel Holbrook, viz., Samuel, Elizabeth, Amelia, Mary and Sally ; 
my late husband's sister, Mary Storer, and her nephew Trueman ; my late 
husband's sister, Mary {sic) Adams ; my cousin Greorge Burroughs, and his 
wife, Mary Burroughs; my cousin, Josiah Burroughs; my cousin, Aiiiah 
Holbrook ; my niece, Rebecca H. Gray, in consideration of her living with 
me since her childhood and paying a dutiful and respectful attention to m# 
and my late husband, Abiah Holbrook ; in case the said Rebecca H. Gray 

308 Four Boston Families. [July, 

should die, without issue, then * * * to the children of my niece Elizabeth 

I give and bequeath to the Coi^poration of the University in Cambridge, 
or Harvard College, to be placed in their Library an alphabetical piece of 
penmanship called Knot-work, written in all the hands of Great Britain by 
my late husband, Mr. Abiah Holbrook, Writing Master of the South School 
in Boston, New England, 1767, which I desire my Executors to present to 
the said Corporation. 

Lastly I empower and direct my said Executors to dispose of all my real 
estate, either by public or private sale, * * * to pay off the legacies herein 

Her inventory showed a total of £1046.17.4, and the executors reported 
that they had paid a mortgage of £200, and had paid Elizabeth Perry a bill 
of £19.10 for boarding her aunt in 1775 during the Siege of Boston. Of 
the heirs named in Rebecca's will, I have not been able to locate Rebecca 
Holbrook Gray (who married Samuel Gookin in 1796), nor Elizabeth Perry. 
George Burroughs (who married Mary Fullerton in 1791) and Josiah Bur- 
roughs I take to be the sons of Charles Burroughs of Woodstock, Conn., 
and thus nephews of Rebecca. 

Both Abiah and Rebecca Holbrook are buried in the old Granary Bury- 
ing Ground in Boston, and their epitaphs are given by Bridgman. 

6. Samuel^ Holbrook was bom in Boston, and baptized at the Old 
North Church, May 18, 1729. Eleven years younger than his brother 
Abiah, he was evidently Abiah's proteg^, and followed the same calling. 
Samuel began to teach in 1745, and Mar. 10, 1746, Abiah, in a petition to 
the town of Boston, sets forth that his school had 220 scholars, and, finding 
it impossible to instruct them all himself, he was obliged to appoint his 
brother to tend over part of them. 

Li 1750, Samuel was given a salary of £50 as Usher of the South 
Writing School ; and in 1753 he was chosen Master of the Writing School 
in Queen Street, at a salary of £60, and was allowed to improve the school 
for his own advantage out of school hours. In 1754 his salary was made 
£70, but in the fall of that year he resigned and opened a private school 
for writing and arithmetic. This school he kept until 1769, when he was 
chosen to succeed Abiah, just deceased, as Master of the South Writing 
School, at a salary of £100. In 1770, Thomas Parker complained that 
Master Holbrook had given his son an unreasonable correction, but appa- 
rently no action was taken. In 1776, Samuel was allowed an extra £80 
because of the high price of living, and in 1777 he was allowed £100 ex- 
tra. He continued to teach until 1782, and in 1783 the Memorial History 
of Boston, vol. iii., p. 557, says " Samuel Holbrook the Schoolmaster " was 
Town Clerk of Charlestown. 

In the Revolution, Samuel Holbrook was on the patriotic side. In 1769 
he was one of the Sons of Liberty who dined at Liberty Tree ; and Drake's 
" Landmarks of Boston," p. 314, says he took part in concealing the can- 
non when Gage attempted to secure the military stores. But the stirring 
times of the Revolution seem to have brought him reverses in fortune, and 
the following extract from a letter of his to his daughter Elizabeth, in 
1783, shows that he and his wife had been forced to seek refuge with her 
brother, the well known Dr. Thomas Williams, in Roxbury : ** Yours of 
October 13, came to hand 2 days ago & very agreable was it to us to hear 
yoQ & the Family where you reside are in usual health. We are well thro' 

1904.] Four Boston Families. 309 

Mercy, but are yet confined to Roxby, not being able to procure a Habita- 
tion in Boston. We are attempting to live by ourselves in Mother's room, 
not being Willing to be burdensome any longer to our Brother Doctor." 

There he died, July 24, 1784, and there his widow lived until her death 
in 1809. 

Samuel Holbrook married, in 1755, Elizabeth, daughter of Eleazer Wil- 
liams of Roxbiu*y, by his wife Sarah, daughter of Col. Thomas Tileston of 
Dorchester. Elizabeth Williams was a descendant of the Roxbury Mays, 
Parkes and Brewers, and was connected with half the old families of Bos- 
ton and Roxbury. By nature elegant and cultivated, this intermarriage 
brought the schoolmaster into intimate relations with the best people of (ud 
Boston. With his brother Abiah, he joined the Old South Church in 1764, 
and there his children were baptized. 

Children : 

1. Samuel,* b. and d. 1756. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. June 15, 1757; d. unmarried, 1819. 

iii. Samuel, b. Apr. 4, 1762 ; d. unmarried, 1815-6. 

iv. Abiah, b. 1764; d. 1765. 

v. Amelia, b. Sept. 8, 1765 ; m. Whltcomb, and moved to Bar- 

rettstown, now Hope, Me.; d. there in 1805-6 ; children. 

vi. Mary, b. Jan. 24, 1768 ; m. Zadok Wheeler of Lanesborough, Mass. 
She probably met him through her coasin, John Chandler Wil- 
liams of Pittslleld (whose mother was o<ie of the famoos Tory 
family of Chandler in Worcester). Zadok Wheeler was a lawyer, 
and moved to Charlotte, Vt., where he became a Representative 
and Judge, and then moved to Fort Edward, N. T., where he d., 
leaving two children, one of whom m. Calvin Hubbell of Lanes- 
borough, a lawyer of some note ; the other was Rev. Melancthon 
Gilbert Wheeler, a graduate of Middlebury College. 

vil. Ann, b. and d. 1769. 

vill. George Whitefield, b. 1770 ; d. young. 

ix. Sarah, b. Feb. 25, 1774 ; m. Samuel Tendell, whose line is given 

What influence brought together Sally Holbrook, the Schoolmaster's 
daughter, and Samuel Yeiidell, whose education must have been scant, I 
cannot tell. The Yendells were old North Enders, of that second immi- 
gration which brought to Boston, between 1680 and 1740, many families of 
no ancestral rank, few of whose members rose to historic heights, but who 
contributed to the young Colony much of sturdy, practical citizenship. 

The name of Yendell is most unusual. A Kentucky family of Yandell 
and a Michigan family of Yendall are the only other lines I have found. 
The latter branch came fifty years since from Tiverton in co. Devon. The 
family name is said to be Cornish, and to be identical with the place name 
Hendole (old abbey). Our Boston Ime is traditionally Welsh, and begins 

1. George^ Yendel, or Yendels, who, on May 5, 1733, published his 
intention of marriage, in Boston, to Elizabeth Alcocke, a daughter of My- 
1am Alcocke, son of John and Constance (My lam) Alcocke. No record of 
the marriage of Greorge Yendel is found, but I assume he was the ancestor 
of our line because of the recurrence of the name George in the family, 
and because his granddaughter Rebecca Crofts Yendell was evidently 
named for her maternal great aunt Rebecca Alcocke, who married, July 3, 
1740, Joseph Crofts in R)8ton. No further record of Greorge exists, but 
Elizabeth Yendell was a member of the Brattle Street Church in 1736. 
Their son, 

310 Four Boston Families. [ July, 

2. Paul^ Yendell, traditionally a seaman, married, in 1762, Lydia, 
daughter of Edward Vale, or Vail,* of Boston. He is said to ha?e been 
lost at sea, and he undoubtedly died before 1776, for on Nov. 15 of that 
year his widow, Lydia, married John Bulmer of Boston. Little except 
vague tradition is extant concerning Paul. 

Children, baptized at the New North Church : 
i. Gborob,' bapt. Dec. 9, 1764 ; probably d. youn^. 
ii. Rebrcca Crofts, bapt. Nov. 9, 1766; m. in 1787, Thomas Lewis, 
iii. Samuel Whitman, bapt. Mar. 19, 1769. 

3. Samuel Whitman' Yendell, baptized Mar. 19, 1769, was named 
for his great uncle, but in later life dropped the middle name and was 
only known as Samuel Tendell. In 1771 he was living in Charlestown 
with Thomas Fillebrown. He used to tell of escaping from the Siege of 
Boston. A sailor by inheritance, he early followed the sea. While a 
mere boy he served in the Revolution, on the Frigate ^' Tartar." In early 
life he made several long voyages to the East, and in 1790-1 he sailed as 
ship's carpenter on Captain Gray's expedition on the ship '^ Columbia," 
which discovered the Oregon River and named it for his ship. Some crude 
but valuable water color sketches of this trip, made by the ship's painter, 
still exist in our family. On Feb. 6, 1794, Samuel Yendell was married, by 
Rev. Thomas Baldwip, to Sarah Holbrook, whose line has already been 
given ; and from that date he seems to have given up the seafaring life. 
He become a skilful boat-builder, and helped in 1797-8 to build the &- 
mous '* Constitution." When advancing years compelled him to abandon 
his boat-building, he established himself in a small grocery business, and 
continued in this until his death in 1861. He was at the time of his death 
the oldest member of the Charitable Mechanic Association, and used to walk 
each pleasant day to the top of Copp's Hill to look over Boston Harbor. 
He was a Universalist, and his wife was an ardent Baptist and a member 
of the Baldwin Place Church. 

*The Vale, or Vail, family is another example of the middle class Boston families 

1. Christopher^ Vail appears in Boston about 1680. He married, in 1692, Joanna Hei- 
fernan, and they were members of the Old North Church. Their sou, 

2. Edward* Vailf born Apr. 7, 1695, was a rich Boston baker, and a member of th% 
Artillery Company. He married. Mar. 3, 1714, Lydia Woods, and died in 1749, leaTinf 
a large estate, £7^47. His son, 

3. ^dward^ Vail, married Susanna Whitman, became a member of the New Brick 
Church, and had one child, 

i. Lydia,* bapt. Aug. 21, 1743 ; m. Paul Yendell. 
This Whitman family is distinct from the Weymouth line. It begins with, 

1. Robert^ Whitmarif of Ipswich, Mass. 

2. Francis* Whitman, bom about 1655. Served in King Philip's War. Lived in Bos- 
ton on Prince St., where we find him with wife Mary in 1685. Perhaps his wife was 
a daughter of William Davis of Boston, mariner, whose will, of 1/01, mentions a 
daughter Mary. They had, 

i. Mary,* b. Apr. 10. 1685 ; m. Thomas Higgins. 
ii. William, b. and d. 1687. 
iii. William, b. Oct. 21. 1688. 
iv. Sarah, b. Nov. 2, 1690; d. young. 

V. Francis, b. Jan. 14, 1692; m. Elizabeth Pierson, Dec. 23, 1714, and had, be- 
sides others, Francis,* who was 2d Sergt. of the Artillery Co. 
vi. Samuel, b. May 19, 1693 ; m. Eunice Brown, and had a dau. Eunice*, 
vii. Sarah, b. Mar. 3, 1695. 
viii. Davis, b. July 13, 1699. 

3. Davis* Whitman, b. July 13, 1699; m. Dec. 16, 1721, Susanna, dan. of Samuel 
Clough (publisher of the second New England Almanac in 1704), and had, 

i. Mary,< b. Sept. 28, 1722. 

ii. Susanna, b. Dec. 15, 1723; m. Paul Tendell. 

1904.] Oleanings from English Archives. 311 

I have not been able to find the exact dates of the births of all of their 
children. The dates given in parentheses in the following list are approx- 
imate only. 


i. Sarah,^ b. 1794; in. Joseph Ballister, and was the grandmother of 
Gov. William Eustis Russell of Mass. 

11. Lydia (b. 1796), m. Rose, and had one child, Clara, 

til. Samuel Holbbook, b. 1798; a master mariner; d. unmarried. 

Iv. Mart (b. 1800), d. unmarried, at an advanced age. 

V. George, b. Mar. 27, 1805 ; m. Apr. 25, 1830, Eliza Noyes Turell, and 
lived in Dorchester. They had : 1. Ahhy Miles,^ b. Mar. 3, 1831 ; 
d. Mar. 22, 1860. 2. Lucy, b. July 11, 1882; d. Dec. 1, 1853. 8. 
Sarah Holhrook, b. Dec. 16, 1884 ; d. Mar. 31, 1866. 4. George, b. 
Oct. 19, 1840; d. Sept. 19, 1850. 5. Paul Sebastian, b. Apr. 29, 
1844 ; an astronomer of some note ; m. June 23, 1881, Lucy Anna, 
daughter of Thomas W. and Mary Ricker ; no issue. 

vi. Eliza, b. 1807; m. Joseph M. Leavitt of Boston, Mass., a descend- 
ant of Thomas Levit of Exeter, N. H. ; had four daughters, three 
oX whom are living, unmarried, in Concord, Mass. ; the fourth 
married Frank B. Sanborn of Concord. A son, Thomas Joseph, 
was killed in his first battle in the Civil War. 

vii. Charles, m. Sarah Pomeroy, and had one son, Charles,^ who d. 

vUi. Louisa Augusta, d. unmarried, at the age of 24. 



Communicated hy J. Henry Lba, Esq. 
[Continued from Vol. 67, page 318.] 

Resuming the theme of the Gosnold and Bacon families, after the in- 
terruption of a year, caused by urgent press of other matters, I will now 
revert to the direct Gosnold line, and have pleasure in giving the long 
sought and most valuable will of Anne (Doggett), widow successively of 
Thomas Bacon of Hessett* and of Robert Gosnold of Otley.f It is note- 
worthy that she speaks of her husband Gosnold's grandchildren as her own, 
but tlie known dates render it certain that they were the issue of his first 
wife Agnes (Hill), and her step children only. 

Will of Anne Gosnold of Otley, co. Suffolk, widow, late the wife of 
Hobert Gosnold, Esquire, deceased. Dated 20 July, a thousand five hun- 
dred three score and eighteen. My body to be buried in the Church of 
Otley neare unto my said husbonde. To Mrs. Nauiitoii a stone pott cov- 
ered with silver. To Robert Gosnold my grandchild a cipres chest and to 
his wiefe a Portigue. To my grandchild John Bacon my bason and ewyr 
of silver pcell gilt and to his wiefe a Portigew, and to the children of the 
Said John Bacon twentie pounds of monye equallie. To Authouye Gos- 
nold my grandchild twoe silver booles gilt, and to Burtholomew Gosnold, 
his son, tenn poundes of monye and a goblet of sylv<r. To Elizabeth 

* See will in Rboibter, vol. Ivii, p. 310. 
t See will in Registbk, vol. Ivi, p. 402. 

312 Gleanings from Bngluh Archives. [3u\jf 

Gosnold, one of the daughters of the said Anthonye, tenn poundes of monye 
and a pott of sylver. To Margaret Gosnold, his daughter, fortie poundes 
of monye and a goblett of sylver. To Dorothie Gr^nold, his daughter, 
tenn poundes of monye and syx sylver spones with appostles heades. 
To Anne Gosnold, his daughter, tenn poundes of monye and syx spones 
with appostles heades. To Marye Gosnold, his daughter, tenn poundes 
and a trencher salt of silver. To Anthonie Gosnold, hb son, tenn poundes 
of monye ; and I will that this said monye and plate shalbe deliuered into 
the handes of Anthony Gosnold thir ffather to thir use. To my grandchild 
Dorothie Gosnold my bedd in my upper chambre complete and to hir sister, 
my grandchild Elizabeth Coxall, tenn poundes of monye and twoe sylver 
saltes. To Mary Bacon, my grandchild, tenn poundes of monye and a 
goblet of silver Uiat was hir sister Annes. To Anne Wilkes, daughter of 
Richard Wilkes, Twentie poundes of monye. To Alice More, my grand- 
child X li. To my sister Spenser three poundes six shillings eight pence, 
and to her daughter that is unmarried fortie shillings. To my niece Alice 
Edgar twoe ould Rialls. To Alice Tovell my bowle of silver. To Anne 
Tovell, daughter of Simon Tovell, sixe poundes xiijs. iiijd. To Elizabeth Gos- 
nold, my god-daughter, one ould riall. To Edmond Grosnold, my godson, 
one ould noble, and to his sister Dorothie Gosnold one ould noble. To 
Robert Bacon, Edward Bacon and Thomas Bacon, my grandchildren, tenn 
poundes apiece, to be deliuered into the hands of thir brother in lawe An- 
thony Gosnold. To servant Ann Mann xx s. To William Jollye xx s. 
To Edmund Coxall, my grandchild, tenn poundes, and to his brother George 
Coxall tenn poundes. To Elizabeth Coxall my cupbord in my chambre. 
To Robert Gosnold, son of John Gosnold of Coddenham and my godson, 
one ould riall. To euerie seruant in my son Robert Gosnoldes house xij d. 
To the poore mens box in Otley. Residuary legatees and Executors : my 
grandchildren Elizabeth Coxall and Mary Bacon. Supervisor : my grand- 
child Anthonie Gosnold, and I give unto him my ring with a Deathes head. 
Witn : John Coggeshall, John Threlkeld, clerk, William Jollye and others. 
Proved 11 November 1578 by the Exors. named in the prson of John 
Coxall. Cons, of Norwich, Reg. Woodstock, 140. 

Will of Thomas Thorne of Hemingston, co. SufiFolk, clerk. Dated 22 
April 1628. To the poor of Hemingston 5 li. To Sycely my wife my 
messuage and lands now in tenure of Catherine Sergeant, widow, and myself, 
for the term of her life (conditionally that she demand no dower) with re- 
mainder to Oliver Thome my son. To five of the children of my daugh- 
ter Dameron, viz. Thomas, John, George, Anne and Mary Dameron, 20 li. 
apiece at age or marriages. To my son in law Thomas Ellis, gent., and my 
daughter Thomasine his wife 40 li., and to my grandchild Phillip Ellis their 
son 60 li. To my grand children Thomas, John and Christopher Deering and 
Sicely his late wife, my daughter deceased, 20 li. apiece at age or marriage. 
To my 8on in law John Micklefield and my daughter Mary his wife 40 li., 
and to their three children, Thomas, Edward and Ann Micklefield, 20 li. 
apiece at 21 or marriage. To my daughter Bridget, now wife of Roger Pros- 
ser, gent., an annuity of 5 li. for her life. To John Lea, son of my said daugh- 
ter Bridget 50 li., and to Thomas Lea, her other son, 50 li. at their ages of 
21 or marriages. To my said daughter Bridget for the education of her 
two sons 5 li, apiece payable lialf yearly. To my wife 20 li. My corn to 
be devided amongst my wife, my son, and my three daughters. Exor: 
my son Oliver Thorne, but he to be bound in a bond to my son in law Thomas 

1904.] Oleanings from English Archives. 313 

Ellis, gent, for the payment of the legacies, if he refuse then the said 
Thomas Ellis to be Exor. Witn: Robert Studd, mark^ Thomas Whitman 
and Nieh® Allen. Proved 4 December 1630 bj OUver Thome the son and 
Exor. named. P. C. C, Scroope, 114. 

Cicely, daughter of Robert and Mary (Vesye) Gosnold of Otley, and 
sister of Anthony Grosnold of Grundisburgh, married Rev. Thomas Thome, 
Rector of Hemingstone, co. Suffolk and of Feltwell, co. Norfolk. In some 
pedigrees he is called Robert Thorne, an evident error. 

Will of Christian Rtyett of Witnesham, co. Suffolk, widow. Dated 
3 February 1587/8. To be buried in the churchyard of Witnesham. To 
Ursula Ry vett, my grandchild and god-daughter, daughter of Robert my son, 
£ 5 at her age of one and twenty years. To Robert, Eatherine and Rose 
Ryvett, my grandchildren, children of Robert my son, £ 5 apiece at their 
several ages of one and twenty years. To Rachel Stiles, my daughter, wife 
of Edmund Stiles £ 7. To John, Edmond, Rachel, Rose, Alice and Anne 
Stiles, children of Edmond Stiles and my grandchildren, 20 s. apiece at 
their several ages of one and twenty. To daughter Alice Daynes, wife of 
John Daynes, £ 7. To Rachel, Robert and Anne Daynes, children of John 
Daynes and my grandchildren, 20 s. apiece as before. To my daughter 
Margaret Scrutton, wife of Samuel Scrutton, £ 7. To Priscilla, James, 
Samuel, and Thomas Scrutton, children of Samuel Scrutton and my grand- 
children, 20 s. apiece as before. To daughter Marie Yorke all such sums 
of money as William Yorke, her husband, oweth me. To Robert, William, 
Thomas, Anthony, Edward, Anne, Marie, Rachel, Margaret, Rose and 
Grace Yorke, children of William Yorke, 20 s. apiece as before. My nowe 
dwellinge bowse giving unto me duringe my naturall life by James Ryvett 
my husbond, father unto the said Robert. To the poor of Witnesham 20 s. 
Exors. and Residuary Legatees : Edmund Stiles and Samuel Scrutton, my 
sons in law. Witn : Richard Whetcroft and Robert Church. Proved at 
Ipswich 2 April 1589 by the Exors named. 

Arch. Suffolk, 1578/9, fo. 544. 

Will of Robert Re vett of Witnesham, co. Suffolk, yeoman. Dated 21 
April 1616. " Being aged." To be buried as neere unto my sonne Robert 
Revett deceased as may be in the psh church of Witnesham. To Ursula my 
iwife her dwelling place in the house wherein I now dwell, with annuity of 
j£ 13-6-8 for her life. Lands in Witnesham and Tuddenham. John 
Collins. Daughter Katherine, wife of Samuel Stebbing, £ 50. Men- 
tion of (blank) Stebbing, father of the said Samuel, as living. To grand- 
cliildren Thomas and Ursula Seager, children of Thomas Seager, at 21. To 
^cwe Seager my grandchild, daughter of Thomas Seager, £ 5 at 21. Men- 
tions legacies which Christian Revett, my mother, gave unto Ursula my 
^^ tighter deceased, late wife of the said Thomas Seager. To poor of Wit- 
'^^isham, as a towne stocke, 40 s. To James Revett my son all my lands, 
'^^^ssuages, etc. and he Exor. Supervisor : my trustie friend and brother in 
*^^ John Daynes. Witn : Wm. Plumer and Thos. Seaman. Proved at 
SiUipe 26 Sept. 1616 by James Revett the Exor named. 

Arch. Suffolk, 1616, fo. 132. 

Christian, daughter of Robert and Agnes (Hill) Gosnold of Otley, mar- 
^^ James Ryvett of Witnesham and Mendlesham, co. Suffolk. 

314 Proceedings of the N. E. HUi. Gen. Society. [Juty, 

Will of John Gouldingb of Poslingford, co. Suffolk. Dated 27 Jane 
1590, proved 31 July, 1593. Cousin Thomas Gouldinge. Bequeathes 
largely to his wife, whom he makes £xor., but her name is not given, either 
in will or probate note. Arch. Sudbury, 1591-4, fol. 406. 

*1 strongly suspect this John Goulding to have been husband of Johan 
Gosnold, and aunt of Anthony.* 

[To be continued.] 


By 6bo. a. Gordon, A.M., Recording Secretary. 

Boston^ Massachusetts, 6 April, 1904. The Society held a stated meeting to- 
day, at the usaal place and time, the president, Hon. James Phinney Baxter, 
A.M., in the chair. 

The several reports from the executive officers were presented, received, 
read, accepted, and ordered on file. 

Capt. li. G. F. Candage, of Brookline, was the essayist, who read an histori- 
cal paper on the Blue Hill (Me.) Academy, with incidents In the settlement and 
growth of that locality, sketches of prominent citizens, and a clear retrospect 
of the educational facilities of that section. The thanks of the Society were 
given Capt. Candage by a unanimous vote, with a request for a copy of tiie 
paper to be deposited in the Society's archives. 

Thirteen members were elected. 

4 May. A regular stated meeting was held this day, as usual, the President 

The routine reports were made, accepted, and filed. 

Frank Kockwood Hall, A.B., of Boston, delivered an interesting and valaable 
essay on William Shirley, Governor of the Province of the Massadiusetts Bofi 
1741-56, for which thanks were unanimously tendered, with a request for the 
deposit of a copy pf the paper in the archives. 

Sixteen members were elected. 

The Committee appointed to consider appropriate action for the Society on 
the retirement of the late Treasurer, made report which was accepted and or* 
dered on lile, viz. : 

The members of the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, unanimously, 
place upon its records their testimonial of regret that its late Treasurer, Benja- 
min Barstuvv Torrey, has felt compelled to relinquish the duties of that respoa* 
sible oflice. 

Elected a member of this Society, May 4, 1864 ; its Assistant Treasurer oi^ 
January 5, 1870; and its Treasurer on January 4, 1871; Mr. Torrey has fo*^" 
forty years been an highly esteemed counsellor and, as the custodian of th^^^ 
Society's moneys and securities for thirty-tliree years, a tmsted and valuec^^ 

The Society's fund, increasing from $9 J13.81 in 1870, to the sum of $S18- — 
671.37 at the termination of his trust, shows the painstaking care and labor h^^ 
has performed ; — a laborious service, that he has cheerfully and freely renderec:^ 
and made us his debtor. 

For Ills steadfast and unswerving fidelity to our Society's best interests, fo^^ 
his splendid flnauciaP record, and for his uniform courtesy and good fellowship * 
we heartily thank him ; and cordially wish him that tranquil rest and freedoic^^ 
from care that a faithful service of so many years merits. 

On motion, it was 

Voted : That the report be adopted and spread upon the record of this meet^ - 
ing, and an engrossed copy sent to Mr. Torrey. 

The meeting then dissolved. 

* See wills of other members of the Goulding family in Rbgistsb, vol. Ivii, page— *^ 

1904.] Notes and Queries. 315 



Attention having been called to a recent genealogical circular 
in which mention is made of '* the London representative of the 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society," the Society desires 
to state that it has NO genealogical representative in England, 
or elsewhere in Europe. 

The Treat Memorial Brass in Pitminster Church, England.— Pltmlns- 
ter is a large parish four and one-half miles south of Taunton, co. Somerset, 
England, in the hundred of Taunton Dean, in the diocese of Bath and Wells. 
This manor, anciently called Pipeministre and Pipplemenstre, is mentioned in 
the Domesday book of 1086, and was given by King Hardicnute to the church 
of Westminster. In the time of King Stephen, the church of Pitminster, dedi- 
cated to St. Andrew and St. Mary, was appropriated to the Priory of Taunton 
by Henry de Blois, Bishop of Winchester. The present church is not very 
ancient, but built on the ruins of one of Saxon times. It Is a beautiful stone 
structure, 88 feet long and 40 wide, in the Perpendicular style, and consists of 
a chancel, nave, two side aisles, south porch, and western tower, with a spire 
and five bells. There are some finely carved benches, a beautifully carved 
stone reredos and pulpit, an old font, and some interesting stone altar tombs 
of the Coles family, of the 16th and 17th centuries. Two of the windows are 
stained. There are sittings for 400 people. The church was restored some 
years since, and is in perfect condition. 

A beautiful Brass, 2ft. 8in. by 1ft. Bin., an illustration of which is here given, 
was erected in this church In 1902 by John Harvey Treat, author of the Treat 
Genealogy, in memory of his ancestors, Richard and Robert Treat, who were 
baptized in the church, and whose names, with various spellings, appear in the 
Registers, which date from 1538 and are exceptionally perfect, the writing 
being still very clear, though somewhat faded. 


New ENGLAND with his FAMity iN 1637 and was cheated 


OF Connecticut, sy King Charges II. iN 1602. 
His Son Roberj Trpat. was baptized Febrjjai^ 25" 1624. 
and was Deputy Governor. aNd Covernor.of the CoLoNy 


This "Brass was erected in 1902. sy their DEsaNOANi 
, John HARyEy Treat, of Amerjca 

Mr. Treat also beautified the organ and gilded its pipes, and presented a clock 
for the tower, to take the place of the old and disused one of 1773. The new 
clock was dedicated Oct. 1, 1903, at the Harvest Festival, by the Venerable 
Archdeacon Askwith of Taunton, who delivered a sermon. The Rev. W. R. 
Hartwright is the present vicar of the church, and the descendants of Richard 
Treat who visit their ancestral home will be sure of a hearty welcome. 

o o * 

316 Notes and Queries. [July? 

Brooks Family op Woburn. — In addition to the children of Henry* Brooks 
(Isaac,' Henry^) named in the footnote in the Register, ante, page 128, there 
were Henry (eldest son), Anne, bapt. May 3, 1719, and Benjamin (youngest 
child). These are among the thirteen children, besides wife Elllve, mentioned 
in his will. His widow in her will names nine children only as hers, and gives 
to Ruth Beckwith, but not as her child. 

Samuel* Brooks (Henry,* Isaac,' Henry'), married, Dec. 9, 1734, Mary, 
daughter of John Caulkins. In the record of this marriage, his age is said to 
be 22 years and hers 19 years. The record of their children as far as found, 
all bom at New London, is as follows: Ezekiel,^ b. Apr. 9, 1736; S&mueh b. 
Oct. 15, 1737; George, bapt. Sept. 6, 1742; Bichard, b. Oct. 10, 1744; Stephen, 
b. Apr. 15, 1750; Aniia, b. Jan. 16, 1754; David, b. Sept. 8, 1757. He had chU- 
dren (no names given) bapt. July 3, 1740. 

Stephen* Brooks (Samuel,* Henry,* Isaac,' Henry*), born Apr. 15, 1750, mar- 
ried Edith [possibly Lester], and had, born at New London, and the only 

children found An record : Amy,* b. May 25, 1776 ; Bichard, b. Sept. 9, 1777, m. 
Oct. 4, 1798, Rebecca, b. June 19, 1779, d. Jan. 3, 1855, dau. of Daniel and Phebe 
(Lester) Harris, and had: Charlotte, b. July 21, 1799; Lucretia, b. Apr. 11, 
1801; Claretta, Dec. 9, 1807; Harris, b. Nov. 16, 1806. Bknj. F. Gates. 

20 Coit St*, New London, Conn. 

Eliot. — I desire to correct an often repeated error made by Mr. William H. 
Whitmore in his '* Brief Memoirs and Notices of Prince's Subscribers," in the 
Register, Vol. 23, page 338. 

(4.) Andrew* Eliot [not Elliot] (Andrew,' Andrew'), of Boston, married at 
Boxford, Mass., 19 July, 1705, Ruth Symonds of Boxford, Who survived him. 
His will, dated 17 Mar., 1748, was proved 4 Apr., 1749, his ** Relict Widow 
Ruth" being an executor; and she signed the account, dated 25 Mar., 1752. 
(Suflblk Co. Probate, 9238.) Their gravestone inscriptions may be found in 
Bridgman's '* Pilgrims of Boston," page 206. He di^ not " m. 2d, Mary Herrick 
in 1707," and the children Mr. Whitmore ascribes to Mary were by his only 
wife Ruth (Symonds), as original family records in my possession show. It 
was Andrew* Eliot (William,' Andrew*) , of Beverly, who married Mary Herrick. 

Boxbury, Mass. (Miss) Mary L. Eliot. 

Foster, Brown, Stone. — As the article on Capt. Hopestill Foster and his 
descendants, by the late William H. Whitmore, in the Register, Vol. 52, con- 
tains some inaccuracies, I am venturing to correct them. 

On page 337, in writing of the burial of Major Thomas Brown, as quoted 
from Sewall's Diary, ii., 255, Mr. Whitmore says that " the Old Burying place** 
meant the present Granary yard. This is a mistake, as Major Thomas Brown 
was buried in King's Chapel yard. (See Memorials of the Dead in Boston, 
p. 87; also, History of Sudbury, Mass., p. 2G1.) 

Mr. Whitmore misquotes (p. 337) Temple's History of Framingham in the 
erroneous statement (which does appear in Paige's History of Cambridge) that 
Daniel' Stone, the phy»ician, of Cambridge and Boston, son of Gregory,* mar- 
ried Mary, widow of Richard Ward and daughter of John Moore of Sudbury. 
It was Deacon Daniel* Stone, of Sudbury, son of John' and Anne (Howe) 
Stone, son of Gregory* Stone, who married the widow Mary (Moore) Ward, 
and had son Daniel* Stone who married Patience Brown. The death record, 
in Sudbury, of Mrs. Mary (Moore, Ward) Stone shows that her husband was 
Deacon Daniel. (See Vital Records of Sudbury, to the year 1850, p. 326 ; also, 
Rkgister, vol. 57, p. 301.) 

My descent from Daniel^ and Hannah (Harrington) Maynard, mentioned by 
Mr. Whitmore, on page 338, is through Lucy* Maynard (b. June 2, 1782; m. 
Jan. 31, 1803; d. Oct. 2, 1818) and Daniel Newton (d. Mar. 6, 1827, aged 51); 
Philo Slocum Newton (b. Mch. 20, 1811 ; m. Dec. 1, 1841 ; d. May 2, 1801) and 
Elizabeth Anne Peltoii, whose daughter Anna Coleman Newton, m. July 8, 1868, 
George Fuller Hawley, M.D. (Mrs.) Anna Coleman Newton Hawley. 

20 Main St., Hartford, Conn. 

Partridge {ante. Vol. 57, page 396). [50.] Lieut. Amos* Partridge (Samodl,* 
Samuel,* John*) and his wife Meletiah (Ellis) had, besides the children named 

1904.] Notes and Queries. 317 

in the genealogy given, a daughter Salome, born about 1767, whose gravestone 
at Westford, Vt., states that she was 67 years of age at her death in 1834. This 
daughter married, at Franklin, Mass., 15 Feb., 1786, my great-grandfather James 
Taylor. They had a numerous family ; their daughter Melita Ellis Taylor, my 
father's mother, was one of the youngest children. After marriage, James and 
Salome (Partridge) Taylor lived for several years in the vicinity of Franklin, 
then removed to Peekskill, N. Y., and thence to Westford, Vt. 

Lieut. Amos Partridge and his family, after removing to Barre, Mass., also 
went to Westford, Vt. There he died in 1821, and his widow Melatiah (Ellis) 
in 1823, as stated in the genealogy. Both he and his son-in-law James Taylor 
served as Deacons of the Westford Congregational Church. 

Capt. James Taylor died 23 Jan., 1844 [gravestone at Westford, Vt.], his wife 
Salome (Partridge) having already died, as before mentioned. He was a son of 
Benjamin Taylor, and grandson of William Taylor an emigrant, probably from 
Scotland, who settled previous to 1736 in the vicinity of Peekskill, N. Y. Je- 
mima (Foster) Taylor, wife of Benjamin and mother of James, was a daugh- 
ter of Ebenezer and Desire (Cushman) Foster of Attleborough, Mass. 

Quincy, Mass, (Rev.) John Elliot Bowman. 

Brownell.— On page 647 of Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England (see 
also Register, ante, vol. 46, page 455) appears a note as to the family of 
Thomas* Brownell of Portsmouth, R. I., with a further note from Henry E. 
Turner, M.D., of Newport, R. I., giving some other information and saying, 
** I have no data which will elucidate this discrepancy, but have great confidence 
in Austin's authority." 

This Thomas* Brownell is one of my ancestors, and there is no ** discrep- 
ancy," but simply a confusion of generations on the part of Dr. Turner. The 
latter has given the record of Thomas' (William,' Thomas*) and his brothers 
and sisters, an entirely different Thomas from Thomas,^ who " died 1665 ; m. 
Ann ; she died 1665." How Dr. Turner came to make any such mistake I do 
not know, but a reference to Austin's Genealogical Dictionary and R. I. Vital 
Records makes the whole thing clear, the generations being: Thomas,* wife 
Ann; William,* wife Sarah Smiton; Thomas,' b, May 25, 1674, not carried 
further by Austin. 

The Little Compton Records are much more complete than those of Ports- 
mouth, and there I find: Thomas* Brownell, b. about 1619; d. before 1665; 
Ann, his wife. William* Brownell, b. 1648; d. 1715; Sarah Smiton, his wife. 
Thomas^ Brownell, b. May 25, 1674; Esther Taber, his wife. 

This, I hope, will correct the error. (Major) C. D, Parkhurst. 

Fort PreblCy Portland, Me. 

Proceedings of the New-Eno. Hist. Gen. Society, 1900, 1901.— Mem- 
bers of the Society and others having copies of the Proceedings for the years 
1900 and 1901 which they do not wish to keep will confer a favor by returning 
them to the Society, as there are occasional calls for those numbers and the 
editions are exhausted. 


I would be pleased to receive abstracts showing lines of descent, or complete 
transcripts, from anyone having records of the Hobby, Knapp, Mead, Holmes, 
or Lvon families, where these intermarried. George Smith Hobbie, M.D. 

716 Main Street, Buffalo, N. F. 

I desire to communicate with parties interested in the genealogy of the Nichols, 
Sheldon, and Bottom families of New England, more particularly of Rhode 
Island. I have been trying to trace ancestry in these lines but there are many 
gaps, and I have some records of these families that might be of service to 
others who are interested. E. C. Smith. 

3014 Waldo St., Miltoaukee, Wis. 

318 Notes and Queries. [JulVt 

Jones.— Ancestry wanted of Hannah Jones who married Mathew Kansom of 
Saybrook, Mar. 7, 1682-8, and had son Joseph Ransom, of Saybrook, bom there 
Jan. 10, 1683-4. 

Potter.— Ancestry wanted of Mary Potter who married Thomas Jones of 
Colchester. He died Oct. 27, 1729. 

Fletcher. — Timothy* Fletcher of Concord, bom Aug. 28, 1704, son of 

SamueP (Francis*, Robert* the emigrant), married Elizabeth . Wanted, 

the name of Timothy Fletcher's wife, and her ancestry. 

Minneapolis, Minn. Frank F. Fletchsr. 

Ancestry wanted of the following : 

Elizabeth Underwood of Watertown, Mass., who married. May 24, 1700, Na- 
thaniel Cutler, 2d. 

Mehitable Hartson, who married about 1768, Nathan Cutler of Sturbridge, 

Mary Morse of Dedham, who married before 1677, Joseph Plimpton. 

Jane Steele, bora in the vicinity of Concord, N. H., Oct. 26, 1796, died Dec. 
26, 1866, near Troy, Ind., who married in Essex Co., N. Y., Thomas Cutler. 

Boom 511, Custom House, Louisville, Ky. S. M. Cutler. 

GuTHRiE.^Who was John Guthrie who married Abigail Coe, in Stratford, 
Conn., June, 1727-8. Was he a descendant of James Guthrie, sole legatee of 
the will (Suff. Co., Mass., Probate, vol. i, p. 416) of John Richardson, dated 
May 7, 1683? 

Barnes.— Who were John Barnes and Mary Betts, who were married In New 
Haven, Conn. , Nov. 16, 1669? Their daughter, Susannah, married Thomas Wala- 
ton, Dec, 1701. 

Sherwood.— Who was Rebecca, wife of Lieut. Isaac Sherwood of Fairfield, 
Conn.? She died at Green Farms, Conn., May 3, 1761, and he died at Green 
Farms, Feb. 25, 1768. (See Buckingham Genealogy.) 

Lock Box 683, Pasadena, Cal. Herbert C. Andrews. 

Jordan. — What was the ancestry of Stephen Jordon, bora at Hubbarton, Vt., 
in 1778? He was presumably the son of Samuel Jordon and Lydia Spurr of New 
Haven, Conn., and is supposed to have married Sylvia Shaw of Vt. 

Kittelle.— What was the ancestry of William Kittelle, born in 1743, at West 
Greenwich, R. I., a resident of Taunton, Mass., Hancock, Mass., and Stephen- 
town, N. Y., who married, in 1755, Mary, daughter of Robert Carr of Wc»t 
Greenwich, R. I., and his wife Rebecca Brayton of Coventry, R. 1.? 

D.VNIELS.— Who was the father of both Pelatiah Daniels, Sr., born in 1725, tX 
Durham, Conn., died in 1808, and buried at Hartland, Conn., and his wife Abi- 
gail Daniels of Colchester, Conn.? 

Meeker.— Who was the father and mother of Sarah Meeker, born at Durham, 
Conn., in 1754, died in 1794, and buried at Hartland, Conn., who married, in 
1772, Reuben Daniels? Charles W. Wood. 

Syracuse, N. Y. 

Lee.— In the Register, ante, vol. 53, p. 53, was published a record of descend- 
ants of Edward and John Lee of Guilford, Conn., which came down to John* 
Lee (John,^ John,'^ John*) who married Lucy Graves, and gave his children w 
Linus" and Daniel (see page 57). I have the old family Bible, which shows ad- 
ditional children of John* Lee, and I have^a practically complete record of ill 
descendants of that John,* with some record of the descendants of his brother 
Azarlah.* 1 would be glad to know more of his wife, Lucy Graves, and of ^ 
brother Stephen, or of the tatter's descendants, as well as anything concerning 
the antecedents of John^ Lee not mentioned in the Register article. 

Minneapolis, Minn, Geo. B. Lahc* 

1904.] JTotes and Queries. 319 

Walker. — Information wanted as to the descendants of Ezekiel, son of Sam- 
uel Walker of Wobnrn (see Rbgistbr, vol. 57, p. 354), who was bom in Wobam, 
Mar. 5, 1679, married Rath Cook, and died iu Boston, In Dec, 1723. 

412 Fifth St., y. IF., WasMngtouy D. C. Phiup Walker. 

Warner.— What was the parentage and ancestry of Mary Warner, born In 
Mass., in Jan., 1755, died in Londonderry, N. H., Nov. 29, 1839, who married, 
Apr. 6, 1780, James Platts, born in Rowley, Mass., who served in the Revolution? 

Perkins. — Mary Perkins of Ipswich, Mass., married James Platts, who was 
bom abont 1724 and was drowned when starting on a voyage in 1755. She mar- 
ried second Balch, of Essex Co., Mass. , by whom she had children. What 

was the full name of Balch? C. M. Platts. 

Manchester, N, H, 

Olmstead. — Ancestry wanted of Capt. Jabez Olmstead of Brookfleld, Mass., 
who was Capt. of the 10th Co., 4th Mass. Regt., under Col. Samuel Willard, in 
1744. He was probably bora about 1691, moved to Palmer, Mass., about 1728, 
and built the first grist mill where Ware village now stands. It is believed 
that he was a descendant of James Olmstead of Cambridge (1632), who removed 
to Hartford, Conn., in 1636. He married Thankful, daughter of Thomas Barnes, 
and had: Thankful, b. Feb. 15, 1712-13; Jeremiah, b..Jan. 6, 1714-15; Israel, b. 
Mar. 24, 1716; Hannah, b. Apr. 22, 1718; Martha, b. Sept. 16, 1721 ; Dorcas, b. 
Apr. 15, 1724 ; Sarah, b. May 24, 1726 ; Silence, b. Oct. 30, 1728 ; AhigaU, b. Mar. 
24, 1731 ; Prudence, b. Oct. 28, 1733 ; and Moses, b. Jan. 29, 1736. 

Taylor.— The marriage and family records wanted of Ellsha Taylor, born 
in South Hadley, Mass,, July 10, 1732. Was he a Revolutionary soldier? Did 
he have a son Ellsha,^ bom about 1768-9? Also, the dates of marriages, and 
christian names of first two wives, of Ellsha Taylor of South Hadley, Mass., 

bom about 1768-9, who married first, Stevens, and had : Elisha, bora Aug. 

17, 1805, and Fannie', married second, Stevens, sister of his first wife, 

and had Z>ariti«and Mary*, and married third, Laura, daughter of Nathan and 
Naomi (Sumner) Jenks, of Otis, Mass., and removed, about 1820, to Hatch's 
Lake, Madison Co., N. Y. F. S. Hammond. 

Oneida, N. T. 

English-Odell. — Elizabeth Odell, bora 1745, died 6 June, 1830, married 
John English of Boston, and after his death, as ''Madam English," kept a 
private school on Hawkins Street In Boston. What was her ancestry, and that 
of her husband? 

Dupke-Pollard. — Charles Dnpee, of Boston, married in Boston, 6 June, 
1733, Mary Pollard. What was her ancestry? 

Moore- Williston.— William Moore, born 1736, died Aug., 1801, of Boston, 
married In Boston, 19 July, 1759, Sarah Wllllston. What was her ancestry? 

H. E. W. 

Historical Intelligence. 

St. Memin Portraits.— Dr. William J. Campbell, the well known bookseller 
of Philadelphia, Is writing an elaborate work on St. Meraln portraits. It will 
be in eight volumes, with more than eight hundred engraved portraits, each on 
a separate page. The basis of the book will be the famous " Collection " of 
761 proofs made by the artist himself, which has recently come Into Dr. Camp- 
bell's possession. The Corcoran Gallery of Art and the Library of Congress, 
both of which have extensive collections, are co-operating with him, giving him 
the free use of any portraits that they possess which are not In his own collec- 
tion. It will be a favor to him If any Register readers who have Information 
either biographical or genealogical about any portrait that St. Memln made, or 
any information as to the present whereabouts of any original crayons, coppers 
or engravings, will communicate with him. His address Is 1218 Walnut Street, 
Philadelphia. Due credit wUl be given in the book for all information received. 

320 Notes and Queries. [July, 

Enoush Records of Early Friexds.— The region in and aroand Philadel- 
phia may be termed the center of Quaker colonization in America, covering the 
period from 1676 to 1726. Gilbert Cope of West Chester, Penn., having been 
engaged in genealogical work for more than forty years, daring which he has 
examined the records of nearly all the Friends' Meetings in this region, has 
long desired to visit the mother country and there obtain copies of soch records 
of births, deaths and marriages of the families of these early settlers in Penn- 
sylvania and vicinity as have been preserved, and to supplement these with such 
other interesting facts as may be obtained from the archives of the Society of 
Friends there. The expenses incident to such an undertaking have hitherto 
prevented the attempt, but having recently received some offers of liberal con- 
tributions for that purpose, he Is encouraged to present the subject to the con- 
sideration of a wider circle of Interested persons. The information thus col- 
lected will be placed in the archives of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 
at the Historical Rooms in Philadelphia, in a series of well-bound and indexed 
volumes, and it is proposed that the title pages of these volumes shall show to 
whose generosity the seeker after genealogical lore is indebted, together with 
a statement of the amount contributed and the necessary expenses incurred. 
Mr. Cope will be pleased to hear, at an early day, from anyone interested In car- 
rying out this plan. 

History of Boothbay and Southport, Me.— Francis B. Greene, Boothbay 
Harbor, Me., is writing a history of Boothbay, Southport, and Boothbay Har- 
bor, to be issued within two years. The work will contain the complete history 
from 1623 to the present day, with family genealogies. Colonial and Revolution- 
ary rolls, etc. He would be glad to receive communications from anybody hav- 
ing material bearing on the subject. 

Records of the First Church of CABfBRiDOE.— These valuable Records, 
which it is now proposed to print, consist of three distinct parts: first, 
the list of members and their children made by Rev. Jonathan Mitchell, 
which was begun in 1668 and continued until his death in 1669 ; second, the 
records begun by Rev. William Brattle, continued by Dr. Nathaniel Appleton 
and others, and finished by Dr. Abiel Holmes, containing a full account of mar- 
riages, admissions to covenant and sacrament, baptisms, and a few dates of 
death, covering a space of about one hundred years, with much church history, 
including elections of officers and ordinations of ministers ; and third, the record, 
almost all in the hand writing of Dr. Abiel Holmes, containing baptisms, mar- 
riages and deaths during Dr. Holmes's pastorate, with the admissions to member- 
ship, and annual statements in regard to the church funds. These Records, not 
only interesting to the church but also valuable as records of the Town of 
Cambridge, which at the earliest date extended from Newton to BlUerlca, in- 
clude many items in regard to the early inhabitants of New Towne (Cambridge 
Village), Brighton (South of the Hlver), Arlington (The Rocks), Lexington 
and Bedford (Cambridge Farms and Shawshine) — there are also references to 
the Inhabitants of Watertown, Muddy River, and Charlestown — and furnish a 
valuable supplement to the two volumes of early records recently published by 
the City of Cambridge. Their publication In book form with complete index wiU 
depend upon the receipt of a sufficient number of subscriptions. The printed vol- 
ume will contain over four hundred pages. For particulars of subscription, ad- 
dress Stephen P. Sharpies, 26 Broad St., Boston, Mass. 

Fowler Family History.— A Fowler History is in preparation which will 
include genealogical and historical data of the descendants of Dea. John Fowler 
of Guilford. Conn., 1648 to 1676. The compiler Is hoping to have thorough 
search made in England for his ancestry. The completeness of the work on both 
sides of the ocean will depend upon the interest and cooperation of those who 
are able to contribute records and financial support, and all descendants are in- 
vited to send their addresses to Mrs. Henry Eliot Fowler, Box 873, Guilford, 
Conn., that they may receive a prospectus of the book. 

1904.] Notes and Queries. 321 

Griduey Genealogy.— Miss Eleanor Gridley, 67 Sooth Clark St., Chicago, 
111., has nearly completed for pablication a history of the Gridley family, from 
the year 1060 to the present date, and hopes to issue it in the present year. 

KiLBURN Family Memorial.— ^xrracT from Wood Ditton Parish Magazine, 
Augusts 1903:-^'* It will be of interest to the Parishioners of Wood Ditton to 
know that there has been staying at the Vicarage a lady from America, Mrs. 
Kilburn Kilmer by name, whose ancestors were connected with Wood Ditton 
Church over three hundred years ago. The ancestor common to all the Kilburns 
on the Western Continent was born in the Parish of Wood Ditton, in the 
County of Cambridge, England, A. D. 1578, where he was baptized on the 8th 
day of May of that year, lie was Church Warden in Wood Ditton Parish in 
1632. He had eight children, viz., Margaret, Thomas, Elizabeth, George, Mary, 
Lydia, Francis, and John, who were baptized In Wood Ditton Church. On 15th 
of April, 1636, Thomas Kilburn, with a portion of his family, embarked for 
New England in the ship * Increase.* The family settled in Wethersfleld, Con- 
necticut, where Thomas Kilburn, sen., died previous to 1639, and Mrs. Frances 
Kilburn, his wife, died in 1650. * * • It has been suggested tliat an East 
window be placed in the Chancel of the old Churcli by members of the Kilburn 
family in America, and in time it is hoped that the necessary funds will be 
forthcoming from the descendants of this ancient family, whose ancestor was 
Church Warden. A plan for this object is already being set on foot." 

A window in keeping with the character of the church, it is estimated, will 
cost, at least, one thousand dollars. Every person bearing the name in its 
various spelling, Kilburn, Kilbourn, Kilburne, Kilbourne, Kilborn, Kilborne, 
Kilbon, etc., as well as every person connected by kinship with this name, is 
.requested to subscribe. The names of all subscribers will be transmitted to 
the Vicar at Wood Ditton and entered upon the records of the parish, where 
the founder was Church Warden In 1632. The design of the window will be 
decided upon after the amount is subscribed. For information upon the sub- 
ject of the fund, or St. Mary's Parish at Wood Ditton, address Mrs. Kilburn 
Kilmer, 147 College Ave., New Brunswick, N. J. Subscriptions to the fund 
should be sent to Frederick D. Kilburn, State Superintendent of Banks, Albany, 
New York. 

Lashkr Genealogy.— The genealosry and history of this family, 1659-1904, 
is now ready for the printer and will be published in book form. 

In gathering material for this worls, searches have been made in Church, Town, 
County, State and other records, and personal calls made on members of the 
family in many cities and towns. It combines one line of the descendants of 
Francois Lessieur, a French Huguenot from ScalmenyorChalraenll, near Dieppe 
in France, who married Jannct Hillcbrauts, Jan. 12, 1659, and settled in Kins^s- 
ton, N. Y. ; the descendants of John Lojier wlio was in New York, from Ger- 
many, in 1722, who in that year married Eva Binder, and whose son John was 
ft Colonel in the Revolution, and the first Surveyor of the Port of New York; 
and the descendants of Sebastion Loescher who w^as in Ulster Co., N. Y., and 
whose son Sebastion appears at West Camp, N. Y., where is recorded the bap- 
tism of his daughter, in 1711, and several sons, notably, Sebastion, Conrad 
and George, whose descendants are in many instances brought down to the pres- 
ent day. Prominent among those allied are the Rockefeller, Moore, Coons, 
Potts, Sagendorph, Miller, and Snyder families. This will make a book of about 
250 octavo pages, with a full index of names, to be finely printed and substan- 
tially bound ; embellished with several portraits of well known members of the 
family and other illustrations of interest. The edition will be limited to the 
Damber of copies subscribed for. For full particulars, address C. S. Williams, 
16 Rivington Street, New York City. 

Genealogies in Pretaration. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families 
and other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that 
all facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, 

322 Book Notices. [Julyi 

especially service under the U. S. Government, the holding of other offices, 
graduation from college or professional schools, occupation, with places and 
dates of birth, marriage, residence, and death. When there are more than one 
Christian name, they should all be given in full, if possible. No initials should 
be used when the full name is known. 

CoggeshalL — TYAvlMv^W Coggeshall, Girard College, Philadelphia, Penn., is 
writing a history of the Coggeshall family. 

Walker,—^. W. Foster, Senate Annex, Washington, D. C, assisted by Philip 
Walker, 412 Fifth St., N. W., Washington, D. C, has in preparation a geneal- 
ogy of the descendants of Capt. Richard Walker, of Lynn. This includes those 
of Samuel Walker, embraced, for the earlier generations, in an article in the 
Beoistbr for October, 1908. He would be glad to correspond with interested 


[The editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information 
of readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent 
by mail.] 

Bittinger and Bedinger Families. Descendants of Adam Biidinger. [By LuCT 

FORNKY BiTTlNGBR.] U.p. ; U.d. 8V0. pp. 63. 

Adam Biidinger came from Dorschel, near Strasburg, to Philadelphia in 1737, 
and these records of his descendants are drawn from Pennsylvania sources. 
They are preceded by a ** diagram index." 

The Brooks Family of Wohurn, Mass, By William R. Cutter and Arthur G. 

LORING. Boston :* Press of David Clapp & Son. 1904. 8vo. pp. 20. 

This is a reprint from the Reoistbr, Jan. and April, 1904. For sale by tiie 
Society, price 60 cts. 

The Cate-Cates Family of New England, [By] E. E. Catks and M. Ray San- 
born. Frederick, Md. Marken & Bielflcld. 1904. 8vo. pp. 52. Price $1.00. 
Apply to E. E. Cates, Frederick, Md. 

The New England family of Cates is descended from James Cate of Ports- 
mouth, N. H., and of his descendants this genealogy gives more than vix hun- 
dred and fifty names, although it is scarcely more than a sketch of a larger 
work which Mr. Sanborn intends to compile. It Is well Indexed. 

Dodge Genealogy. Descendants of Tristram Dodge. By Thkron Royal Wood- 
ward. Chicago, Illinois. 1904. 4to. pp. 232. III. Price $5.00. Address 
Lanward Publishing Co., Chicago, 111. 

Tristram Dodge removed from Taunton, Mass., in 1661, to Block Island, 
R. I., and the record of his descendants, interspersed with extensive biograph- 
ical sketches, occupies one-half of this volume. Then follows an appendix, the 
principal subjects of which are the *' Dodges in England," the ♦• Dodges in the 
Revolution," " The Dodge Family of Beverly, Mass.," and " Additional Records 
received too late for insertion in their regular order." The work concludes 
with three indexes and a list of authorities. The contents of the book ade- 
quately represent the many years devoted by Mr. Woodward to its compilation, 
while his munificence Is shown in the style in which it is published, being 
printed on heavy hand-made deckle-edge paper, and bound in three-quarter 
Levaut morocco. The illustrations are of unusual excellence. 

Report of the Third Reunion of the Grant Family Association at East Windsor 
Hill and Hartford, Conn., Oct. 27 and 28, 1903, the 302nd Anniversary **f the 
birth of Matthew Grant. Edited by Arthur Hastings Gilant, Recorder. 
Plainfleld, N. J. 1904. 8vo. pp. 64. III. 

* All of the unsigned reviews are written by Mr. Frederick Willard Pa&kb of Boston. 

1904.] Booh Notices. 323 

The Deacendants of Major Samuel Lawrence of Groton, Massachusetts, with some 
mention of allied families. By Robert Means Lawrence, M.D. Cambridge : 
Printed at the Riverside Press. 1904. 8vo. pp. ix+d44. III. With an ap- 
pendix, containing copies of ancient English docaments and the *' Story of a 
Minnteman." Bound in cloth, $4.00 ; in half-morocco, $5.00. Sent, post-paid, 
on receipt of price, by Dr. R. M. Lawrence, 321 Dartmouth Street, Boston, 

This genealogy treats of a prominent branch of the Lawrence family, descen- 
dants of Major SamueP (Amos,* John,' Nathaniel,* John^), an oflScer in the 
Revolution. About one-half of the text is devoted to interesting details of 
allied families, including the following : Adams, Amory, Appleton, Bigelow, 
Brooks, Cleaveland, Cunningham, Dana, Derby, Foster, Green, Hemenway, Lor- 
ing, Lowell, Mason, Mc*Gregor, Means, Oliver, Peabody, Prescott, Richards, 
Rotch, Saltonstall, Sargent, Sprague, Stockton, Whitney. 

Confusion may be avoided, in following the various lines, by reference to the 
very complete index of names. The arrangement is not on the Register plan. 

* * * 

The Leavens Name, including Levings. An Account of the Posterity descending 
from Emigrant John Levins: 1632-1903. By Philo French Leavens. 

1903. Passaic Daily News Print. Passaic, N. J. 8vo. pp. 137-|-xv. 111. 
The John Levins mentioned in the title-page settled In Roxbury, Mass. This 

is a welcome addition to our family histories. 

Some Descendants of John Moore of Sudbury, Mass. By Ethel Stanwood 
Bolton. Boston : Press of David Clapp & Son. 1904. 8vo. pp. 22. 
This is a reprint from the Register, vols. 67 and 68. For sale by the Soci- 
ety, price 60 cts. 

Morse Genealogy. Comprising the Descendants of Samuel, Anthony, William, 
and Josqph Morse and John Morse. Being a Revision of the Memorial of the 
Morses published by Rev. Abner Morse in 1850. Compiled by J. Howard 
Morse and Miss Emily W. Lbavitt, under the Auspices of the Morse So- 
ciety. 1903. New York. 8vo. Variously paged. 

The preface states that the Directors of the Morse Society will issue the 
Morse Genealogy, which for six years they have been preparing, in four parts, 
the first containing the genealogy of the five original Morse families to the 
fourth generation. The remaining parts, of which this is the first, will soon 
be published. Besides the records indicated on the title-page, this volume 
contains about twenty pages of " English Notes." 

The O'Briens of Machias, Me., Patriots of the American Revolution : Tlieir Ser- 
vices to the Cause of Liberty. A Paper read before the American-Irish Hist. 
Soc. by Rev. Andrew M. Sherman. Together with a Sketch of the Clan 
O'Brien, by Thomas Hamilton Murray. Boston : Published for the Society. 

1904. 8vo. pp. 87. 111. 

Irish loyalty and valor are the themes of both divisions of this book, and 
worthily treated throughout. 

Genealogical Sketch of some of the Descendants of Robert Savory, of Newbury, 
1656. Compiled by Fred W. Lamb, a Descendant. Second Edition, revised 
and enlarged. Manchester, N. H., 1904. Printed by the John B. Clarke Co. 
8vo. pp. 16. Portrait. 

Wynkoop Genealogy in the United States of America. By Richard W ynkoop of 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Third Edition. The Knickerbocker Press, New York. 
1904. 8vo. pp. xlii+-214. 111. Price, $3.00, including postage. 
This genealogy consists of the records of the descendants of Cornelius Wyn- 
koop, of Albany in 1665, later of Kingston, with an account of Peter Wynkoop, 
foQDd at Albany 1639-1646, none of whose posterity has been discovered. The 
Wynkoops extensively intermarried with New England families, as also with 
the Dutch, French, German and English, as is evident from the '' Index of 
Surnames other than Wynkoop." Two indexes of unusual fulness are among 
the merits of the book. The arrangement of the material, the print, and the 
binding are good. 

324 Book Notices. [Juljf 

The Genealogical Bulletin, Published every fortnight by the Research Publication 
Company, No. 1 Somerset 8t, [Boston,) Vol. 1. Nos. 12, 18, 16, 17, 18, 
Feb. 13, Feb. 27, March 26, April 28, May 7, 1904. 8vo. pp. 86-136. 

Genealogical Record, By Jenny Dewey Paddock. Watertown, N. Y. 1903. 

4to. ob. 

This is a beautifnlly bonDd blank book for family records, arranged on a new 
system, and with paper of superior quality. 

John Adams and Daniel Webster as Schoolmasters, Introduction by the Hon. 
Charles Francis Adams. By Elizabeth Porter Gould. Boston : The Palmer 
Co., 60 Bromfield St. 12mo. pp. 94. 111. Price $1.00. Apply to Publishers. 
This book is alike interesting to the educator and the patriot. While sym- 
pathizing with the regret expressed in the Introduction that Mr. Adams and 
Mr. Webster did not minutely record their experiences as teachers, we are very 
grateful to Miss Gould for the great pains she has taken to supply the omitted 
information. In the appendix is given the oration which Webster delivered 
July 4, 1802, while schoolmaster at Fryeburg, Me. The work is indexed. 

Memorial. James Ellison. 1778-1820, Compiled by his granddaughter, Mrs. 

Mary H. Ellison Curran. [Bangor.] 1903. 16mo. pp. 19. III. 

This "Memorial" consists of an "Obituary Notice," records from family 
Bibles, a notice of Mr. Ellison as an author, and specimens of his poetry, he 
being a " dramatic critic and the author of dramatic pieces, poems, etc." 

Memorial of Clark Fisher, who departed this life at " Whitehall Flushing, Long 
Island, on Dec, 31st, 1903. n.p. ; n.d. 8vo. pp. 6. 
This is an address delivered at the funeral of Mr. Fisher, of Trenton, N. J. 

Gen, John Glover and his Marblehead Itegiment in the Revolutionary War. A 
Paper read before the Marblehead Historical Society, May 14, 1903. By 
Nathan P. Sanborn. Published by the Society. 1903. 16rao. pp. 66. 

In this concise narrative the hero of Peirs Point is followed chronologically 
throughout the Revolution, and afterwards to the day of his death. The ap- 
pendix contains a few of his letters. 

Record of the Military Service of First Lieutenant and Brevet Captmn Robert 
Goldthwaite Carter, U. S. Army, 1862 to 1876. Washington, D. C. ; Gib- 
son Bros., Printers and Bookbinders. 1904. 8vo. pp. 48. 
Capt. Carter, a native of Maine, but reared in Massachusetts, earned tbe 

»* Medal of Honor" and " The Grateful Thanks of the State of Texas." 

Brook Herford. A Sermon preached in the Arlington Street Church on Sunday, 
Dec. 27, 1903. By Paul Revere Frothingham. Boston : Geo. H. Ellis Co- 
Printers, 272 Congress St. 1904. 16mo. pp. 26. 

In Memory of William Millet Huntington, M.D. Who entered into rest at Ro- 
chester, Vt., Nov. 19, 1903, aged 84. By Albert Clarke. Boston: The 
Fort Hill Press, Samuel Usher, 176 to 184 High St. 1904. 8vo. pp. 21. Por- 

The virtues of a physician of the ** Old School" are here commemorated in a 
sketch of his life and tributes from intimate friends. 

President Langdon of Harvard College. 1723-1797. By F. B. Sanborn. 

Boston. 1904. 8vo. pp. 41. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Mass. 

Hist. Soc, Feb., 1904. 

Dr. Langdon's services as •• Scholar, Patriot, and President of Harvard Uni- 
versity " are herein admirably sketched, and this memorial should assist in pro- 
curing for him the tokens of appreciation too long withheld. 

William Walter Phelps. His Life and Public Services, Compiled by Hugh M. 

Herrick. The Knickerbocker Press, New York. 1904. 8vo. pp. x-|-461- 


It has been said that no one excepting Benjamin Franklin has so well repre- 
sented this Government at a European Court as Judge Phelps. The Ufe of so 

1904.] Book Ifotices. 325 

able a man, lawyer, statesmaiii diplomat, conld not be other than of interest, — 
and snch is Mr. Herrick's prodaction. From the material at hand he has con- 
stmcted a biography which, though written for the relatives and friends of 
Judge Phelps, will attract public attention. More than a hundred of the con- 
cluding pages of the work are occupied by ** Speeches and Addresses," including 
his famous speech to the New Jersey Farmers. 

F.B. \Fairman JRogers.] 1833-1900. Privately printed. Phila. 1903. 8vo. 

pp. 20. Portrait. 

One of the original fifty members of the National Academy of Sciences, the 
yersatility of Prof. Bogers impelled him to an unusually active career in civil 
engineering. His talents are here recorded by an appreciative pen. 

VUcU Be4iord8 of Arlington, Ma8S<ichu8ett8, to the Tear 1850, Published by the 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Becord Fund. Boston, Mass. 1904. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 162. 

Vital Records of Chilmark, to the Tear 1850. Published by the New-England 
Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town-Becord Fund. 
Boston, Mass. 1904. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 96. 

Vital Records of Marhlehead, Massachusetts, to the end of the Tear 1849, Vol- 
ume I.—Births. Published by the Essex Institute. Salem, Mass. 1903. 8vo. 
Cloth, pp. 664. 

Vital Records of Middleton, Massachusetts, to the end of the Tear 1849. Pub- 
lished by the Topsfleld Historical Society, Topsfield, Mass. 1904. 8vo. 
Cloth, pp. 148. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Petersham, Massachusetts, to the end 
of the Tear 1849, Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Bice, Trus- 
tee of the Fund. 1904. 8yo. Cloth, pp. 193. 

Systematic History Fund. Vital Records of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, to the 
end of the year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Bice, 
Trustee of the Fund. 1904. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 282. 

Systematic History Fund, Vital Records of Upton, Massachusetts, to the end of 
the year 1849. Worcester, Mass. : Published by Franklin P. Bice, Trustee 
of the Fund. 1904. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 190. 

Vital Records of Waltham, Massachusetts, to the Tear 1850. Published by the 
New-England Historic Genealogical Society, at the charge of the Eddy Town- 
Record Fund. Boston, Mass. 1904. 8vo. Cloth, pp. 298. 

A Volume relating to the Early History of Boston, containing the Aspinwall No- 
tanal Records from 1644 to 1651. Boston : Municipal Printing Office. 1903. 
8vo. pp. X-H66. 111. 
William Aspinwall was Recorder of the Suffolk County Court at the dates 

mentioned above. Bef erring to these "Becords," Mr. Aspinwall says "The 

most of the things therein contained relate to England," and this feature of his 

lx>ok renders it extremely valuable. 

Constitution, Organization and Members Present and Past of the Commercial 
Club of Boston, Organized 1869. [Boston.] Jan. 1, 19Q4. 32mo. pp. 20. 

Reunion of 4th-District School, Boxford, Mass., Wed., July 15th, 1903. n. p. ; 
n. d. 8vo. pp. 13. 
Contains a list of teachers, and surviving pupils. 

SiU and Belie Society of Germantown. Annual Beport. 1903. [German town. 

1903.] 12mo. pp. 80. 

Besides the report and a list of the officers and members, we have here a pa- 
per on •• Memories of Old Germantown." 

Myde Park Historical Becord. Vol. III. April, 1903. No. 1. William A. 
MowBY, Editor. Published by the Hyde Park Historical Society, Hyde Park, 
Mass. [1903.] 8vo. pp. 96. 111. 

326 Book Notices. [July, 

The principal contents of this namber are bio^aphical sketches of citizens of 
Hyde Park, »» History of Stony Brook." *» The Trescott Family of Dorchester 
and Milton," " Our PubUc Streets," and " Hyde Park Births." 

100th Anniversary of the Town of Junius. \_N. T.] 1803-1903. Historical 
Papers read before the Seneca Falls Historical Society, n. d., n. p. 8vo. pp. 76. 
These papers treat of the early industries, taverns, schools and churches of 

Junius and Seneca Falls, and give an acconnt of Red Jacket, '* the last of the 


Contributions to the Old Residents' Historical Association, Lowell, Mass. Vol. VI, 
No. 4. Published by the Association, Jan. 1904. Lowell, Mass. : Courier- 
Citizen Co., Printers. 1904. 8vo. pp. 355-490. III. 
Besides reports, the principal contents of this publication are **The Last of 

the Sachems," and '' Zina E. Stone, the Founder of this Association." 

The Origin and Early History of the Eliot Church in Newton, Mass. An Histori- 
cal Sermon preached on the Sabbath, June 26, 1870. By Eev. Joshua W. Wbll- 
MAN, then Pastor of the Church. Published in 1904 by request of members of 
the Eliot Church. 8vo. pp. 36. 

The Geuius of the Cosmopolitan City. An Address delivered before the New 
York Historical Society on its Ninety-Ninth Anniversary, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 
1903, by Mr. Hamilton W. Mabie. New York : Printed for the Society. 1904. 
8vo. pp. 42. 

The Old Families of Salisbury and Ame^bury, Massachusetts. With some Related 

Families of adjoining towns and of York County. Maine. By David W, Hott. 

Part Eight. (Part Three of Volume Two.) Providence. R. I. 1904. 8vo. 

pp. 673-644. 

This part of this important genealogical work contains ** the earlier genera- 
tions of related families, Gooch, Knight, Littlefleld, Ordway, Pecker, Sanders, 
Sawyer, Simonds, Titcomb, Wadlelgh and Wheelwright, not originally of Salis- 
bury or Amesbury ; extracts and lists of names from the earliest Friends records; 
and Additions and Corrections for Vol. I, under the letters A and B, with twenty- 
four pages devoted to th3 Blalsdcll family." 

Publications of the Sharon Historical Soriety of Sharon, Massachusetts. No. 1— 
April, l!)04. Boston : Press of H. M. Hight, 76 Summer St. 1904. 8vo. pp. 36. 
The greater part of this publication consists of the '* Annals of Sharon, Mas- 
sachusetts, by Jeremiah Gould, 1830," never before printed, having ijetm written 
for delivery before a Lyceum. This is followed by an account of the origin of 
the Society, with Charter, By-laws, and List of Members. 

MaJisasoiVs Toxcn. Soxcams in Pokanoket. Its History, Legends and Traditions. 

By ViRGixiA Baker. Published by the Author. Warren, R. I. 1004, 8vo. 

pp. 43. Price $1.00. Apply to Author, P. O. Box 44, Warren, R. I. 

It has been indisputably proved that Warren, R. I., was the dwelling-place of 
the sachem of whom this pamphlet gives an intelligent and sympathetic account 
It is accompanied by notes, and an appendix that contains »' The Family of Mas- 
sasoit," '* Historic Localities in and about Sowams," and other interesting matter. 

JVaterman, UUnois, Tear Book, 1903. Second Annual Volume. Compiled by 
Gkokge Edward Congdon. Printed by the Sac Sun, Sac City, la. 1904. 
12mo. pp. 61. 111. Price 25 cts. 

Under the heading " Chronology " the principal entries are births, deaths and 
marriages; the other divisions are *' Biography," "Directory," and '* Miscel- 

Landing of the Hessians, 1776. A Paper read at the Meeting of the Massachu- 
setts Historical Society, Feb. 11, 1904. By the Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, D.D. 
Boston. 1904. 8vo. pp. 10. Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Mass. 
Hist. See. 
These instructive notes are chiefly a summing of the facts in Edward Jackson 

Lowell's <* The Hessians and the other German Auxiliaries of Great Britain in 

the Revolution." 

1904.] Book Noiicea. 327 

New Hampshire in the Battle of Bunker Hill. An Address Delivered before the 
N. H. Soc. of Sons of the American Revolntion at Concord, N. H., June 14, 

1902, by Hbnry M. Baker. Concord, N. H. : The Bumford Press. 1903. 
8vo. pp. 23. 

Official Becords of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Bebellion. 
Published under the direction of the Hon. William 11. Moody, Secretary of 
the Navy, by Mr. Charles W. Stewart, Superintendent Library and Naval 
War Records. By authorty of Act of Congress approved July 31 , 1894. Scries 
1— Vol. 17. Gulf Blockading Squadron from Dec. 16, 1861, to Feb. 21, 1862. 
East Gulf Blockading Squadron, from Feb. 22, 1862, to July 17, 1885. Wash- 
ington : Government Printing Office. 1903. 8vo. pp. xxiv4-996. III. Maps. 

Ths Earl of Crawford's MS. History in the Library of the American Philosophical 
Society, By Joseph G. Rosenoarten. n. p. ; n. d. 8vo. pp. 8. 
The history here described is in four folio volumes, the 1st vol. being entitled, 
** Account of Some Campaigns of the British Army from 1689 to 1712, and Jour- 
haI of a Campaign under Prince Eugene on the Upper Rhine, and Miscellaneous 
Papers " ; the 2d and 3d vols., *' Journal of a Voyage from the Thames to Russia, 
and of Campaigning with the Russian Army, 1738-9 " ; the 4th vol., *' Journal 
of a Campaign with the Russian Army against Turkey, 1739." 

Who Fought the Battle. Strength of the Union and Confederate Forces Com- 
pared. An Address by Capt. Thos. Speed before the Army Corps Society of 
Louisville, Ky. Jan. 26, 1904. [Louisville, 1904.] 4to. pp. 31. 

Early Schools and School Books of New England. By George Eatery Little- 
field. Boston, Massachusetts : Club of Odd Volumes. 1904. 8vo. pp. 354. 

In ihis beautiful volume, with its fac-simile copies of title-pages and illustra- 
tions, Mr. Littlctield has presented an amount of information on the subject 
that renders his work indispensable to those who would explore the founda- 
tions of modern education in New England. The antiquarian's zeal and the 
bistorian's judgment are both displayed in these pages. So attractive a treat- 
ment of the theme should win widespread interest. 

Harvard College. Class of 1878. Secretary's Beport. No. V. Being an ac- 
count of the sayings and doings of the Class at the twenty-lifth anniversary 
of our graduation. To which are appended such changes in the lives of the 
Classmates as have come to the Secretary's notice, and a list of addresses. 

1903. Two hundred and fifty copies printed for the use of the Class. Cam- 
bridge : The Riverside Press. 1903. 8vo. pp. 65. 

Proceedings of the Bostonian Society at the Annual Meeting, Jan. 12y 1904. Bos- 
ton : Tiio (Jul State House. Published by order of the Society. 1904. Large 
8vo. pp. 88. Map. 

Besides the reports of committees, lists of officers and members, charter and 
by-laws, the present publication contains Mr. Aaron Sargent's " Recollections of 
Boston Merchants in the Eighteen-Forties," and the paper on the " Psalms, 
Tune-Books and Music of the Forefathers '* by Mr. Ernest Newton Bagg. The 
map is one of Boston Harbor, drawn in 1689. 

Chicago Historical Society. Charter, Constitution, By-Laws. Membership List. 
Annual Report. 1903. 8vo. pp. 54. 

Papers and Addresses of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut . 
Together with Necrologies and two unpublished Diaries of service in the Old 
French War, forming Vol. 1 of the Proceedings of the Society. [New Haven, 
Conn., 1904.] 8vo.pp.339. Price§2.00. Apply to John Edward Heaton, Esq., 
New Haven, Conn. 

The subjects treated in this very interesting volume are the " Significance of 
Elder William Brewster, the Story of the Uncas, the Distribution of the Pequot 
L«ands, the Connection of the Regicides with the Judges' Cave, Michael VViggles- 
-worth and his famous Poem, the disputed facts concerning leadership in the Hid- 
ing of the Charter, the attack on Quebec in 1G90, the Capture of Louisbourg, and 
the penal system of a century as illustrated in Newgate Mine and Prison." 
The book, paper and binding of which are excellent, deserves a wide sale. 

328 Book Notices. [July. 

Missouri Society. 1904. Prize Medal Essay Contest by the High School Schol- 
ars and Schools of Equal Grade of the State of Missouri. Subject : " The Tories 
of the Revolution.** The first prize awarded to Gary A. Griffin, Kansas City ; 
the second to Blanche L. Rosencrans, Kansas City ; the third to Eleaxora 
Berrt, St. Joseph. Published by the Society. St. Lonis : Woodward & Tier- 
nan Printing Co., 809-826 N. Third St. 1904. 8vo. pp. 19. 

T?ie New Haven Colony Historical Society. Reports presented at the Annual 
Meeting, Nov, IG, 1908. Also the Charter, Constitution and By-Laws. A List 
of Officers and Members. New Haven : Published by the Society. 1904. 8vo. 
pp. 82. 

Constitution and By-LawSy Officers and Members of the Ohio Society of Neve York- 
1904. Tenth Edition. Rooms of the Society : Waldorf-Astoria, New York. 
]2mo. pp. 40. 111. 
The illustrations are portraits of Presidents of the Society. 

Ontario Historical Society. Papers and Records. Vol. V. Toronto. Published 

by the Society. 1904. 4to. pp. 286. 111. 

The genealogical portion of this publication Is of particular Interest, compris- 
ing a "■ Genealogical List of the Bull Family," '' A Record of Marriages and Bap- 
tisms In the Gore and London Districts," ** Ancaster Parish Records, 1880-1838,'* 
and '* Record of Marriages and Baptisms from the Registers of the Rev. Wil- 
liam Smart, Elizabeth town, 1812-1842." The historical papers also are valuable. 

The University of North Carolina. James Sprunt Historical Monograph, No. 4. 
Letters and Documents, Relating to the Early History of the Lower Cape 
Fear, with Introduction and Notes by Kemp P. Battle, LL.D. Chapel Hill. 
Published by the University. 1903. 8vo. pp. 136. 

The Prospectus of BlackwelVs Bank, 1687. By Andrew McFarland Davis. 
Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Mass. Hist. Soc, Dec., 1903. Cam- 
bridge : John Wilson and Son. University Press. 1904. 8vo. pp. 21. 
The "Prospectus" Is introduced by remarks which display Mr. Davis's 

thorough acquaintance with the history of finance. 

The Education of the Blind in the United States of America : Its Principles, De- 
velopment and Besults. Two Addresses. By Michael Anagnos. Boston : 
Geo. H. Ellis Co., Printers, 272 Congress St. 1904. 8vo. pp. 23, 

Biblioteca Filipina. Por T. H. Pardo de Tavera, de Manila. Published under 
the direclion of the Library of Congress and the Bureau of Insular Affairs, 
War Department. Washington : Government Printing Office. 1903. 4to. pp. 

Peabody Education Fund. Proceedings of the Trustees at their Forty-fourth 
Meeting (a Special Meeting), Washington, 28 Jan., 1904. Cambridge: Uni- 
versity Press : John Wilson & Son. 1904. 8vo. pp. 9. 

Sixteenth Rtport of the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, 
Towns, and Counties. By Robert T. Swan, Commissioner. Boston : Wright 
& Potter Printing Co., State Printers, 18 Post Office Square. 1904. 8vo. 
pp. 23. 

Patil Bevere's Portrait of Washington, By Cuarlks Henry Hart. Reprinted 
from the Proceedings of the Mass. Hist. Soc, Dec, 1903. n.d. ; n.p. 8vo. 
The portrait to which this paper relates is the engraving sent by Revere to 

his cousin Mathias Kl voire In 1781. 


hn Mather, r 

Vol. 58,~])age 208, line 4 From bottom, /or John Harris, read Josiah Harrii. 

Vol. 58, page 118, line ^,for John Mather, read Richard Mather. 
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OCTOBER, 1904. 


By H08BA. Staxb Ballou, Esq. 

Newton Talbot was born at Stoughton, Massachusetts , Mar. 
10, 1815, and died of heart-failure at Boston, Feb. 3, 1904, in the 
eighty-ninth year of an exceptionally active, useful life. 

He was descended in the direct male line, in the fifth generation, 
from Peter Talbot, a native of Lancashire, England, who settled in 
Dorchester, Massachusetts, and served in King Philip's War. On 
the paternal side also he was descended, in me sixth generation, 
from William Colbome of Boston ; and on the maternal side, in the 
eighth generation, from Richard Warren of Plymouth, a passenger 
in the Mayflower. Newton Talbot was the son of Richaid^ Talbot 
(Peter,' George,* Peter*), who was bom in Stoughton, Aug. 24, 
1770, and married, Jan. 1, 1799, Rebekah, bom Aug. 7, 1775, 
the daughter of William and Rebekah (Tilden) Smith of Canton. 
He was the eighth and youngest of their children. He tells us that 
his father '^ was active in town and parish affairs, succeeding in 
1810 his brother Jabez as selectman, assessor and overseer of the 
poor. In 1812 he was elected town clerk, in 1818 town treasurer, 
and in 1829 a representative to the General Court, holding these 
offices continuously from his first election until his death. He had 
also been town clerk for the years 1805 and 1806. With such an 
endorsement, yeaf by year, from his fellow townsmen, it cannot be 
doubted that he brought to the discharge of his duties honesty, 
fidelity, and a rare capacity for the work with which he was en- 

His grandfather, Peter' Talbot, too, had been a selectman of 
Stoughton, and a member of its Committee of Correspondence in 
the time of the Revolution. Indeed, Newton Talbot asserts : ^* For 
nearly fifty years one of this family had held the office of selectman, 
and in filling the vacancy occasioned by the death of the last incum- 


Aixl in filling the vacancy occasioned by the death of the last incum- 




OCTOBER, 1904. 


By Hobbjl Staxb Ballou, Esq. 

Newton Talbot was bom at Stoughton^ Massachusetts, Mar. 
10, 1815, and died of heart-failure at Boston, Feb. 3, 1904, in the 
eighty-ninth year of an exceptionally active, useful life. 

He was descended in the direct male line, in the fifth generation^ 
from Peter Talbot, a native of Lancashire, England, who settled in 
Dorchester, Massachusetts, and served in Eling Philip's War. On 
the paternal side also he was descended, in tihie sixth generation, 
from William Colbome of Boston ; and on the maternal side, in the 
eighth generation, from Richard Warren of Plymouth, a passenger 
in the Mayflower. Newton Talbot was the son of Richard* Talbot 
(Peter,' George,' Peter'), who was bom in Stoughton, Aug. 24, 
1770, and married, Jan. 1, 1799, Rebekah, bom Aug. 7, 1775, 
the daughter of William and Rebekah (Tilden) Smith of Canton. 
He was the eighth and youngest of their children. He tells us that 
his father '* was active in town and parish affairs, succeeding in 
1810 his brother Jabez as selectman, assessor and overseer of the 
poor. In 1812 he was elected town clerk, in 1818 town treasurer, 
and in 1829 a representative to the General Court, holding these 
offices continuously from his first election until his death. He had 
also been town clerk for the years 1805 and 1806. With such an 
endorsement, year by year, from his fellow townsmen, it cannot be 
doubted that he brought to the discharge of his duties honesty, 
fidelity, and a rare capacity for the work with which he was en- 

His grandfather, Peter' Talbot, too, had been a selectman of 
Stoughton, and a member of its Committee of Correspondence in 
the time of the Revolution. Indeed, Newton Talbot asserts : " For 
nearly fifty years one of this family had held the office of selectman, 
and in filling the vacancy occasioned by the death of the lastincum- 


/'.' -;v-;'. . 



OCTOBER, 1904. 


By Hosbjl Staxb Ballou, Esq. 

Newton Talbot was bom at Stoughton^ Massachusetts, Mar. 
10, 1815, and died of heart-failure at Boston, Feb. 3, 1904, in the 
eighty-ninth year of an exceptionally active, useful life. 

He was descended in the direct male line, in the fifth generation, 
from Peter Talbot, a native of Lancashire, England, who settled in 
Dorchester, Massachusetts, and served in King Philip's War. On 
the paternal side also he was descended, in tihe sixth generation, 
from William Colbome of Boston ; and on the maternal side, in the 
eighth generation, from Richard Warren of Pljrmouth, a passenger 
in the Mayflower. Newton Talbot was the son of Richard* Talbot 
(Peter,' George,' Peter'), who was bom in Stoughton, Aug. 24, 
1770, and married, Jan. 1, 1799, Rebekah, bom Aug. 7, 1775, 
the daughter of William and Rebekah (Tilden) Smith of Canton. 
He was the eighth and youngest of their children. He tells us that 
his father '* was active in town and parish affairs, succeeding in 
1810 his brother Jabez as selectman, assessor and overseer of the 
poor. In 1812 he was elected town clerk, in 1818 town treasurer, 
and in 1829 a representative to the General Court, holding these 
offices continuously from his first election until his death. He had 
also been town clerk for the years 1805 and 1806. With such an 
endorsement, year by year, from his fellow townsmen, it cannot be 
doubted that he brought to the discharge of his duties honesty, 
fidelity, and a rare capacity for the work with which he was en- 

His grandfather, Peter' Talbot, too, had been a selectman of 
Stoughton, and a member of its Committee of Correspondence in 
the time of the Revolution. Indeed, Newton Talbot asserts : " For 
nearly fifty years one of this family had held the office of selectman, 
and in filling the vacancy occasioned by the death of the last incum- 


330 Newton Talbot. [Oct. 

bent it was suggested that one of bis nepbews would be a proper 
person to take his place ; but the canvassers in appealing to some of 
the old men of the town for their votes, were politely informed that 
ever since they became voters they had been voting for Talbots, 
and they thought it about time to take a rest ; and so the succession 
w^as broken, but only for a few years." 

When he was two years old, Newton Talbot's mother died, and 
in his fifteenth year his father died also. Thus bereft, he was 
reared at Stoughton a farmer boy, and was educated in the public 
schools of the town. He never enjoyed the advantages of collegiate 
training. Always a believer in liberal education, late in life he 
received from Tufts College the honorary degree of Master of Arts, 
but in the eminent service he was able to render his fellow-men we 
recall Mr. Andrew Carnegie's aphorism, that " the race in life is to 
those whose record is best at the end." 

At twenty-one years of age, in 1836, Newton Talbot went to 
Boston to seek his fortune, and found employment as a clerk. From 
1838 to 1841 he was of the firm of Belcher and Talbot, dealers in 
shoes. Later, in the forties, he was inspector in the Custom 
House. When the migration to California began, in 1849, he was 
a bachelor, thirty-four years of age, without family ties, and his 
ambition led him to take passage for San Francisco. The journal 
which Mr. Talbot kept on this voyage gives an excellent pen- 
picture of the Forty-Niners en route and of the hardships they en- 
dured. He was a keen observer of things and men. 

On June 30, 1849, he sailed from New York on the steamship 
Crescent City^ Capt. Stoddard, for Chagres, New Grenada. He 
arrived on July 9, one of a company of 240 passengers. He 
writes : " After consultation from the shore, an arrangement was 
entered into between the officers of the boat and the captain of the 
steamer Orion to fleece us if possible.*' Arrangements were made 
to go up the Chagres Kiver by boat, but Mr. Talbot writes that 
finding " it would not be carried into effect with any pecuniary ad- 
vantage, it was abandoned and after some hour or two's delay, for 
the purpose of our spend